Music Monday in Ludington Park

ESCANABA – On Monday, July 28, the fourth concert in the City of Escanaba’s “Music Monday” outdoor concert series will feature Marquette-based legends Jim and Ray, playing 60s and 70s oldies.

The band will play in the Karas Bandshell in Escanaba’s Ludington Park from 7 to 9 p.m.

The Sticky Fingers Food Wagon will have food and drinks available for purchase. In addition, a 50/50 raffle will be held to benefit the U.P. Honor Flight. All bands are sponsored by Blues for a Cause.

Legion Post 71 to host steak dinner

GLADSTONE – Gladstone American Legion Post 71 will host its monthly steak dinner on Thusday, July 31, from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

The public is welcome. The menu includes a fillet mignon steak dinner including baked potato, salad, roll, dessert, and beverage. The cost is $14.

Vet service officer to visit Post in Hermansville

HERMANSVILLE – Mike Dellisse, Menominee County Veterans Service Officer, will be holding office hours on Wednesday, July 30, at the Floriano-Stecker American Legion Hall in Hermansville.

Veterans or widows of veterans who need assistance with the Veterans Administration, VA claims, Agent Orange, headstones or gravemarkers, or information on the Oscar G. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iron Mountain should see Dellisse on his visit.

Membership in any service organization is not required to seek his assistance.

For more information, call 1-800-575-2876 or write to him at County Courthouse, 839 10th Ave., Menominee, MI 49858.

Volunteer kayakers needed for benefit

NEGAUNEE – Saturday, July 26, marks the 11th annual Swim Teal Lake: Benefit for Diabetes.

Registration for the swim begins at 7:30 a.m. Swimmers will depart in two groups based on their estimated finish time: 8:30 and 9 a.m. The first group leaving at 8:30 a.m. will be for beginners; the advanced swimmers will leave at 9 a.m. The swim should be concluded by noon.

The 11th annual Swim Teal Lake: Benefit for Diabetes will feature Dr. Natalie (Nat) Strand, season 17 winner of reality TV series “The Amazing Race.” Dr. Strand is also a type 1 diabetic.

Organizers are once again requesting support from volunteer kayakers on that day. Safety meetings will be held at 8:15 and 8:45 a.m. for kayakers.

Anyone interested in kayaking can contact Kristen at the UPDON office at (906) 228-9203. More information and registration for the swim can be found at

Sister Cities reception Tuesday in Marquette

MARQUETTE – The City of Marquette’s Sister Cities Program will hold a public reception on Tuesday, July 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Huron Mountain Gallery space of the Peter White Public Library, located on 217 North Front Street in Marquette.

Community members are invited to welcome the nine delegates from Japan. Guests include the mayor of Higashiomi, the chairman of the city assembly and the director of the city planning department.

Since 1979 the Sister City Program has been welcoming delegates into the community, providing an enriching cultural exchange. The Sister Cities program focuses on cultural understanding, international friendship and the sharing of ideas. Refreshments will be provided.

For additional information, contact the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at 906-228-0472 or email

Gun Owners Association to host picnic Aug. 2

GLADSTONE – The Delta County Gun Owners Association will hold its second annual picnic fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 2, at noon in Pioneer Trail Park.

Food, music, children’s activities, and fun will be provided. The event is open to the public.

The picnic will feature pulled pork, turkey, hot dogs, and more. Soda is provided. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.