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Lighthouse to open Monday for season

ESCANABA — The Sand Point Lighthouse and the Delta County Historical Museum will open for the summer season Memorial Day, May 27.

Both the lighthouse and museum will be open every day during the summer through Labor Day. Hours each day will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT.

There is no change in the admission fee. The lighthouse and museum are located at 16 Beaumier Way, Ludington Park, Escanaba.

In addition to the lighthouse and the museum, the Delta County Historical Society Archives will be open to the public during the summer on weekdays through Labor Day. The Archives hours during the summer are 1 to 4 p.m. (EDT), Monday through Friday. The Delta County Historical Society Archives is located in the Dr. John and Mary Jane Beaumier Historical Building along with the museum. There is no charge to use the archives, though donations are always welcome.

For more information contact the Delta County Historical Society at 789-6790.

American Legion dinner

GLADSTONE — The American Legion Post 71 Gladstone is serving a steak dinner on Thursday, May 30. Serving is from 4:30 until 7 p.m. The public is welcome.

Sons of Union Veterans to meet Memorial Day

RAPID RIVER — Camp 266 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will hold its bi-monthly meeting on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27 at 11 a.m. Eastern time near the gate at the park on Pine Street in Rapid River. The main focus of the meeting will be planning displays for the new All Veterans Museum at the U.P. State Fairgrounds.

Members will also participate in the parade at 1 p.m. and have a display of memorabilia at the Memorial Day festival.

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is a fraternal organization dedicated to preserving the history and legacy of the heroes who fought and worked to save the Union. Camp 266 includes members from across the Upper Peninsula. The focus of the camp is locating, marking, and maintaining graves of Civil War veterans as well as researching Civil War history.

Anyone interested in the organization, including women, is welcome to attend. More information is available from Camp Commander Patrick Kennedy at uppermichigan@yahoo.com or 906-863-7686. Also, contact Kennedy if inclement weather may cause cancellation of the meeting.

Leader Dogs for the Blind presentation

WELLS — The public is welcome to hear a presentation about Leader Dogs for the Blind from Gretchen Preston, president of the Marquette Lions Club, Wednesday, May 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Wells Township Hall.

Leader Dogs for the Blind is an organization based in Rochester Hills, Mich. that provides leader dogs at no charge to those who need them.

Preston, who is visually impaired, will be presenting with her leader dog Floyd. In addition to being a representative for Leader Dogs for the Blind with Preston, Floyd is an honorary member of the Marquette Lions Club.

Leader Dogs for the Blind is also seeking foster families and puppy raisers. More information will be presented at the meeting.

The presentation is brought to the local community by the Bay de Noc Lions Club, a community service-oriented Lions Club. The club is the first of its kind in the area and seeks ideas from the public for ways to improve or better the community. The group is looking for charter members to assist in its development and hopes to officially charter in July of this year.

9/11 quilt project

ESCANABA — The 9/11 World Trade Center Memorial Quilt Project, “Sew We Never Forget” will hold a showing of a collection of 300 quilts honoring the victims of 9/11 in Escanaba this month.

The showing will take place at Bay de Noc Community College, 2001 N. Lincoln Rd. Escanaba. Set up is on May 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The show will run from 2 to 7 p.m. May 28, and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 29 and 30.

A freewill donation will be collected at the door.

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