Amvets Jam Session

ESCANABA — The Amvets will be holding a Jam Session honoring past musicians on Jan. 6 starting at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Breaking Bread Tuesday

RAPID RIVER — Come and join the Breaking Bread group on Tuesday, Jan. 2, as they meet at Jack’s Restaurant in Rapid River for a meal beginning at 6 p.m. followed by a discussion on how Jesus intersects with our daily life beginning at 7p.m. The meal is free. To make reservations please call 474-9926. Breaking Bread is sponsored by the Episcopal Church and is open to all who are drawn to Jesus’ compassion and love. Breaking Bread touches on issues that we care about, that we want to talk about, and it comes in a way that fits our world around us.

Elks Auxiliary to meet

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Elks Auxiliary will hold its monthly dinner/meeting on Thursday, Jan. 4. at the Elks Lodge in Escanaba. Social time will be at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Meeting to follow.

Reservations must be made by calling Shirley Gollach at 789-9306 by noon on Tuesday, Jan. 2.

The automatic reservation list is in effect. Interested members are always welcome to attend.

Boy Scout can drive

ESCANABA — Troop 411 will be holding a bottle and can drive in Escanaba at Elmer’s, Walmart and Sav-Mor on Saturday, Jan. 6. For more information contact Betty Williams at 280-0717 or via email at

Red Buck Sub-District Cub-O-Ree Jan. 13

RAPID RIVER — The Red Buck Sub-District Cub-O-Ree will be held on Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Rapid River Stockyards. There will be a fee to attend. Registration starts at 10 a.m. Events will include a relay, snowshoe races, snow snakes and many more.

Each pack will have an area to gather, rest, eat, and have a fire. Please bring your own firewood and lunch supplies. The Order of the Axe is assisting with registration, scoring, and the lunch soup kettle. Since this is the UP in the middle of winter, please remember to dress appropriately. First and foremost, come ready for fun. If you have any questions, please call or e-mail Jay Barron at 906-221-6790, Mike Hurthibise at 906-384-692, or Tom Meyer at 906-553-9125.

Master Gardener ­program begins Jan. 18

IRON MOUNTAIN — Michigan State University Extension will host their Master Gardener program on Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 18 and continuing through April 26. The classes will take place at the Bay College West campus in Room 234.

Over the 14-week training program, gardeners will learn different horticultural topics including best practices for growing flowers, vegetables and fruit, caring for lawns and woody ornamentals, house plant care, plant diseases, pest identification/control and much more.

In order to become a certified Master Gardener, students must complete the classroom requirement and volunteer 40 hours in the community. There is a cost to register for the class and partial scholarships are available. Those interested in becoming a Master Gardener must register by Jan. 11.

For more information visit or by calling Rebecca Krans at 906-875-0606 or via email at

Preschool story hour planned for Jan. 9

ESCANABA — Webster School is hosting preschool story hour from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Webster Elementary Library. Story hour includes a story that will be read, a snack will be shared, and a craft will be made. The next story hours will be held on Jan. 9 and 23, Feb. 6 and 20, March 6 and 20, and April 3 and 17.

Children will receive a new book to keep as well. This is a free activity and all young children are welcome. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Day cares are welcome. If you are bringing a daycare, call the school in advance to let them know at 786-6118.