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August Events of August Calendar

August 12, 2017


Sunrise 6:44 a.m.; Sunset 9:06 p.m.


• The Duquesne University Tamburitzans. The dance troupe will perform folk songs from the Eastern European region. Youth 18 and younger, $9; adults, 20. 7 p.m. Calumet Theatre, 340 Sixth St. 337-2610.


• Meteors and S’mores. Learn about the night sky and view the expected Perseid meteor showers. Rain date is August 13. Michigan recreation passport required or $11 per car for Michigan residents; $9 for nonresidents. 9:30 p.m. Van Riper State Park, 851 CR-AKE. 339-4461.


• Storytimes and Crafts for Kids. Children and their families are welcome for stories and crafts. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Chassell Heritage Center, 42373 Hancock St. 523-1155.


• Shrek, the Musical. Local actors will perform this family-friendly musical. Youth 10 and younger, $10; 11 and older, $20. 7 pm. Erickson Center for the Arts, N9246 Saw-wa-Quatta St. 586-9974.

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• Redwyn’s Dunes Nature Sanctuary Knapweed Eradication Work Day and Hike. Join stewards Phil and Barb Quenzi to remove spotted knapwood. Bring snacks, water, work gloves and bug repellant. 11 a.m. Redwyn’s Dunes, 3.5 miles east of Eagle River on M-26. nancy@einerlei.com


• LEGO Club: Cars and Trucks. Youth age 5 and older, a caregiver, are invited for building activities. Bring your own LEGOs. 10:30 a.m. Escanaba Public Library, 400 Ludington St. www.escanabalibrary.org or 789-7328.


• Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Race: Shore Rock. Bikers will compete in a 10-mile race. Prices vary. 8 a.m. Lakeview Arena, 401 East Fair Avenue. (866)370-7223 or www.oretoshore.com

• Downtown Farmers Market. Items from local farmers and artisans will be available for purchase. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Marquette Commons, 112 S. Third St. www.mqtfarmersmarket.com

• Saturday Book Babies.  Songs, rhymes and stories for infants to age 24-months will be available. 10:30 a.m. Community Room, Peter White Public Library, 217 N. Front St. 226-4320.

• Free the Music Fest. Local musicians will perform during this family-friendly music festival. Noon to 11 p.m. Lakenenland Sculpture Park, 2800 M-28.

• Marquette Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Learn about advocacy for national polices to address climate change. 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wave Room, Marquette Arts and Culture Center, lower level, Peter White Public Library, 217 N. Front St. 360-0662.

• Dancing for Parkinson’s Class. Those with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers and/or partners are welcome. Dancing and movement can improve gait, decrease tremors and increase quality of life. 1 p.m. Dance Zone, 1113 Lincoln Ave. 236-1457 or www.dancezonemqt.org

• Materni-Tea. Expectant and new parents will learn about pregnancy, birth and postpartum topics. 2 p.m. Shiras Room, Peter White Public Library, 217 N. Front St. 362-1692 or www.superiorbirthingresources.com

• Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Race: Junior, Little and Littlest Rock. Youth racers compete in a four-mile, one-mile or 50-yard race. Prices vary. Four-mile race, 4 p.m. half-mile race, 5 p.m. One-mile race, 5:15 p.m. Lakeview Arena, 401 East Fair Avenue. (866)370-7223 or www.oretoshore.com    

• Superior Arts Youth Theatre: Schoolhouse Rocks Jr. This musical review features area youth performing classics from the 1970s cartoon. 14 and younger and seniors, $7.50; students, $12; adults, $15. 7:30 p.m. Lake Superior Theatre, 270 Lakeshore Blvd. 227-7625 or www.tickets.nmu.edu


• Pig Roast. Enjoy pork, corn, beans, coleslaw, roles and dessert. Proceeds benefit the 4th of July committee for the fireworks display. $10. 4 to 7 p.m. Michigamme Township Park, Downtown.


• Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Race: Hard and Soft Rock. Bikers will compete in a 48-mile or 28-mile point-to-point race through Marquette County. Prices vary. 28-mile race, 9 a.m. Teal Lake, Croix Street. 48-mile race, 10 a.m. downtown, corner of Iron and Silver streets. (866)370-7223 or www.oretoshore.com


• Marquette County Fair. Youth 4 and younger, free; 5 to 11, $1; 12 and older, $6. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Marquette County Fairgrounds, 715 M-553. www.marquettecountyfair.org


August 12, 2017