Keweenaw Report Community Page
The Copper Country is a busy place – full of things to do and places to go. The links on this page will help you keep in touch with what’s happening in our community.
CLICK HERE for our Community Calendar – the most complete listing of specific events in the Keweenaw!
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General Community Announcements
Finnfest 2013 will be held June 19th through the 23rd in the Copper Country. This event will draw thousands of visitors to the Keweenaw Peninsula. The full event schedule is now posted on the website. A FinnFest office is open Mondays through Thursdays from 10:00 until 4:00 in the lower level of the Finnish-American Heritage Center. Volunteers are needed to help organize FinnFest events, and financial contributions are needed to help pay for the event. If you’d like to learn more, link to the Finnfest 2013 web site, or the FinnFest 2013 Facebook Page.
Finnish flags are available for $5.00 at the Baraga County Convention and Visitors Bureau office in L’Anse. Baraga County businesses are encouraged to buy a flag and display it to welcome FinnFest visitors.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters needs some cowboy hats for the Round-Up event in June. If you have some you can donate, call Nancy at 487-9855, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more about Big Brothers, click here.
Volunteers are needed to help with the Pequaming Run and the Tour de L’Anse bike race, which will be held on June 8th as part of the Baraga County Lake Trout Festival. If you can help, call Kim Labarge at Baraga County Memorial Hospital Rehab and Fitness Center at 524-2200. Find out about the races and the Lake Trout Festival here.
Young people between the ages of 15 and 18 can share in a summer work opportunity offered through the Youth Conservation Corps program, administered by the Keweenaw National Historical Park. Applications are being distributed through area high schools, and may also be picked up at park headquarters. The young people will work with National Park Service professionals on conservation and cultural heritage related projects. The program will run from June 10th to August 2nd. The deadline for submitting applications by mail or hand delivery is close of business Friday, May 24th. Questions about the YCC work program may be directed to Keweenaw National Historical Park YCC program director at 483-3034.
The Ottawa Sportsmen’s Club has opportunities for boys and girls ages 14 through 18 to take part in the annual Youth Shooting Sports Camp. Camp will be held June 10th through 14th at the club grounds, six miles west of Baraga on M-38. Participants will learn about shooting as an athletic event. The week with a competitive shoot. Camp will be limited to the first 16 applicants. The sign-up deadline is June 1st. Call Mark Wuori at 228-5471, or click here.
The Keweenaw Migratory Bird Festival continues through the month of May, with activities based in Copper Harbor. Many activities are planned. Find out about them, and about bird-watching activities, by visiting their website.
The Friends of the Portage Lake District Library will give away a scholarship for a one-year library membership to a family or individual living outside of the library’s district. The scholarship is worth up to $130. For those who live within the library’s district, the Friends of the Portage Lake District Library will also offer a “tax-freedom” drawing for $130. The library’s district includes the City of Houghton, Portage Township, and Chassell. To enter either drawing, fill out one of the applications available in the library’s foyer. The drawing will take place on June 30. Completed forms may be dropped off at the library’s front desk or returned by email to email@example.com. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570.
The Copper Country Community Arts Center will offer its 28th Annual Summer Arts Camp for 3rd through 6th graders. Sessions will run from July 22nd to the 26th, and July 29th to August 2nd. The cost is $110.00 per child if registered by July 2nd, and $125.00 if registered after July 2nd. The final registration deadline is July 16th. For details, contact the Copper Country Community Arts Center at 482-2333, or click here.
Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly is selling tickets for its Friendship Raffle. The top prize is $30,000, with a $5,000 second prize, a $1,500 third prize, and a $1,000 fourth prize. Tickets are $50.00 each, and only 1,500 will be sold. Purchase your tickets at the Little Brothers office in Hancock, or on their website. Full raffle details and the state license number are available on the website.