AAUW to tour Native American Cultural Center

HANNAVILLE — On Saturday, July 27, American Association of University Women (AAUW) members will meet at the Native American Cultural Center in Hannaville for a tour of the facility. The tour will include a Native American-themed lunch. A small fee will be charged for lunch and reservations are required. Members and guests are asked to call 786-3415 no later than July 23 if they plan to attend. Those who have already signed up do not need to call as their reservation has been confirmed. Questions should be directed to the number listed here.

AAUW was established in 1881 and is open to men and women holding an associate’s degree or higher. The group promotes gender equity and life-long learning. For further information about AAUW call 399-6080.

Thornapple Jazz Orchestra to perform

ESCANABA — The Thornapple Jazz Orchestra will be touring the U.P. in July. They will be playing in Escanaba at the Karas Band Shell in Ludington Park on Thursday, July 11 at 6 p.m.

The group will arrive in Escanaba around 5 p.m. and set up for the one-hour performance that begins at 6 p.m.

The Thornapple Jazz Orchestra is from Hastings, Mich. and is comprised of community members and regional instrumentalists with an interest in performing music rooted in the Big Band Jazz genre.

Studio tour and salad luncheon July 20

GARDEN — On Saturday, July 20, the Village Artisans of Garden will sponsor a tour of artists’ studios and a salad luncheon. This annual event showcases different places of interest on the peninsula each year. The proceeds are used for the children’s art and enrichment programs the Village Artisans provide.

The studios this year will feature painting, pottery, glass working and wood carving. An added attraction will be a presentation on wool artistry and fiber to be repeated at intervals throughout the day in the workroom of the Garden Gallery.

Tickets for the tour, along with a brochure and map, may be obtained at the Garden Gallery, 6763 State Street in Garden beginning at 10 a.m. on July 20. The tour will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the luncheon will be served at St. John Hall from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

‘Under The Radar’ stars coming to Escanaba

ESCANABA — On July 31 at 6:30 p.m., Tom Daldin and Jim Edelman of PBS Television’s “Under the Radar Michigan” will be at the Escanaba City Hall City Council Chambers to discuss their show and share stories about their adventures. A book signing will take place immediately following the presentation and copies of both “Under The Radar Michigan: The First 50” and “Under The Radar Michigan: The Next 50” will be available for purchase.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Escanaba Pubic Library at 906-789-7323.

Sons of the American Legion to meet

GLADSTONE — The next meeting of the Gladstone Sons of the American Legion Squadron 71 will be Thursday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. The Sons meet at American Legion, 802 Delta Ave, Gladstone. If you are a male descendant of a veteran who served in a time of war or conflict, you are eligible for membership.

For further information, call John Picard at 906-428-1920, Richard Reiffers at 906-233-9261, or the American Legion at 906-428-1050.

UPHA Open Horse Show

ESCANABA — The UPHA Open Horse Show will take place July 20 and 21 at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba.

Pleasure classes will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will be followed by speed events, which will not start before 2 p.m.

For stall reservations, call Karen Hendrickson at 906-346-6139. Shavings will be available.