Kiwanis Club holds

meeting Wednesday

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Rapid River Kiwanis Club holds weekly meetings every Wednesday at 7 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church, 1212 Minneapolis Ave., Gladstone. Plan to attend a meeting and here about on-going activities.

The Kiwanis Club welcomes new members who desire to support area children.

Kiwanis Clubs around the globe serve the needs of their community’s kids with all kinds of support including playground equipment, food, clothing and educational opportunities. For more information about Kiwanis, “Serving The Children Of The World”, visit For more information about the Gladstone-Rapid River Kiwanis Club check our web site or to be a part of serving our community’s kids contact Ken at 428-2261 or contact us at PO Box 22, Gladstone, MI 49837.

NARFE holds picnic

MARQUETTE — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) Chapter 1900 will hold its annual members’ pasty picnic at noon, Wednesday, July 26, at the Crossroads Restaurant on M553 and CR480 south of Marquette.

The meal will include a pasty, coleslaw and non-alcoholic beverage. The meal is free for Chapter 1900 members and one guest per member. Members must register for the meal by July 18, by contacting Diana Peterson at (906)225-0333, or Clyde and Maggie Morgan at (906)475-0362

Legislators and their representatives have been invited for brief remarks. Candidates for Michigan House District 109 have also been invited. A memorial service will honor NARFE members who passed away in the past year.

The pasty picnic takes the place of the regular monthly NARFE meeting for July.

NARFE Chapter 1900 includes members from the Marquette, Escanaba, Rapid River, Houghton, Hancock and Ontonagon areas. For additional information about the chapter, please call 906-475-0362.

Rapid Readers meet

RAPID RIVER — “A Thousand White Women” by Jim Fergus is the July novel for Rapid Readers. The group will meet on Thursday, July 20 at 10 a.m. at Jack’s Restaurant in Rapid River. New members are welcome. Contact Peg Netchey at 428-9668 with questions.

Gravelle family performs

concert July 22

ESCANABA — The Gravelle family will be presenting the sixth a little midsummer night musik concert on Saturday, July 22 at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 819 First Avenue South, Escanaba.

This concert, subtitled “Here Comes Treble” features solos and ensembles performed by the women of the Gravelle family. A free-will offering will be collected for the Tri-County Safe Harbor, Inc., formerly The Alliance Against Violence and Abuse.

A light reception will follow. Join us for an evening of music and fellowship.

AAUW to attend

waterfront art show

ESCANABA — The Escanaba area branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) continues its support of area artists and will be attending the Waterfront Art Show in Ludington Park on Aug. 5.

Following a morning of shopping for unique items and gifts, the group will meet at Hereford and Hops for lunch at 1 p.m. Those members who plan on lunch are asked to call 786-3415 on or before Aug. 3 to make a reservation.

AAUW was founded in 1881 and is open to men and women holding an associates degree or higher. It promotes life-long learning, diversity and gender equality. For further information, call 474-6545.

Rapid River hosts

market on Wednesdays

RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River Farmer’s Market is open every Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Rapid River Lion’s Club on Main Street. Produce and craft items are available.

Contact Bobbi Ryan at Jack’s Restaurant at 474-9927 for more information.