There are great events and festivals happening year round in the Western Upper Peninsula.
Blackjack Ski Resort once again will be hosting the Cor PowerSports MESC series; Saturday will be cross country racing all day utilizing the entire Blackjack Ski Resort facility (snow permitting) and then Sunday we will be running Hillclimb and Hillcross racing.
More event info to coming out in next few weeks
Stop on out for a weekend display of the latest in home and sports equipment. Campers, ATV’s, home decoration, boats, and much more.
April’s Pizza and a Pale Ale! Live music by Chris Skinner and hot fresh pizzas from Bake Superior Bread. We will be tapping our first keg of the latest pale ale creation from brewmaster Andy. Stay tuned for the specialty pizza of the month and more details about the pale ale!
Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1971, the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra is the Upper Peninsula’s oldest orchestra and one of five symphony orchestras in the Lake Superior region. The KSO is a college-community ensemble composed of Michigan Tech students, faculty and staff, and community musicians. The orchestra presents four to five concerts per year—including orchestral masterworks, choral-orchestral, music theatre, ballet, opera, and pops.
An Evening with Peter Yarrow
An Evening with Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary)
Peter Yarrow (born May 31, 1938) is an American singer and songwriter who found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary. Yarrow co-wrote (with Leonard Lipton) one of the group’s greatest hits, “Puff, the Magic Dragon” — and he is coming to Ironwood! Peter will be joined on the Ironwood stage by Mustard’s Retreat.
“We’re part of a long train ride,” is the way Peter Yarrow visualizes the many events that have highlighted a career spanning more than four decades. With characteristic care, Yarrow places the success he’s had within a greater context, seeing his accomplishments as part of a tradition, to be credited and carried on. “When I was in high school,” he recalls, “I heard The Weavers’ concert at Carnegie Hall where they sang songs such as ‘If I Had a Hammer,’ and ‘Wasn’t That a Time.’ It was inspiring, and it showed me the extraordinary effect that music of conscience can have.” That lesson launched Peter on a lifelong path that is now, perhaps, in its most vital phase.
Over the years, many issues have moved Peter to commit his time and talent: equal rights, peace, the environment, gender equality, homelessness, hospice care, and education. All have utilized his skills as both a performer and an organizer. Peter Yarrow’s life and work — culminating in the founding and leadership of Operation Respect with its “Don’t Laugh At Me” initiative — is based on his passionate belief that music, with its power to build community and catalyze change, can be a particularly powerful organizing tool.
From a recent review of a Peter Yarrow show: “Peter Yarrow — simply legendary. Articulate, insightful, funny, uplifting….nostalgic and rivetingly contemporary.”
And another: “An Evening of Conversation and Song…this IS a show for our times…especially now.”
So join us at the Historic Ironwood Theatre to hear Peter’s message of hope, resiliency and community.
And here is a special opportunity not to be missed — for JUST $50 (which includes a reserved seat for the show), you can participate in a pre-show Meet and Greet. How often do you get the chance to hang out with one of the true legends of American folk music? There are a limited number of Meet and Greet tickets so book now!
Spring brings delicious events to GCC. It’s the GCC Foundation Annual Taste of the Gogebic Range! Taste samples of many area food & drink establishments’ signature dishes & specialties. ONLY 200 Tickets available. Advance Tickets Sales ONLY. Available at the GCC Foundation Office during regular business hours or call 906-307-1201 or 906-307-1202 for more information.
An evening of Fun and Fabulous Food! Door Prizes! Bag Raffle! Chances to Win Prizes, Gift Certificates and Much More! See YOU there.
Sponsored by the GCC Foundation with proceeds to go to the GCC Foundation for scholarships and financial support of Gogebic Community College projects.
DOVE, Inc. is having their Third Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Color Run/walk/stroll on Saturday, April 28th.
~New Location: Wakefield VFW
Pre-Registration: $25.00, Deadline April 18th
Includes: Shirt, Color packet and Pancake Breakfast
Day of Registration: $30.00
Includes Color packet and Breakfast
* Register in the VFW bar area starting at 8:00am with the run starting at 9:00 am. NO TIMING
* Pancake Breakfast (VFW Hall) included for walk/run participants
* Public: By Donation
* There will be a 50/50 raffle drawing along with other raffle prizes.
** 50/50 Raffle Tickets will be available soon..PM to get yours before the color run!! ****
*Wear a tutu to be entered into a drawing to win a prize.
*Rain or Shine, No refunds.