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Pictured rocks u.s. quarter

Pictured rocks u.s. quarter

U.S. Mint unveils quarter depicting Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore has been selected for one of the designs for the 2018 America the Beautiful Quarter Program. Though the quarter will not be available until February 2018, the design was unveiled today at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money Trade Show in Denver, Colorado. It depicts Chapel Rock and the white pine that grows atop it.

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"The Nut Gathers" by William Adolphe Bouguereau

"The Nut Gathers" by William Adolphe Bouguereau

Detroit Institute of Arts Inside/Out program installed
A couple of months ago our office applied for the Detroit Institute of Arts Inside/Out program for Munising. We were one of the communities in Michigan that was chosen (the only one in Michigan's U.P.) and yesterday was the installation. There are seven wall-mounted pieces of DIA artwork and eight free-standing which are all downtown Munising (an art walk for the community and visitors). Also, our community (only one of two in Michigan) will have these downtown for almost six months. Coming soon there will be printed maps of all of the pieces. In the meantime, you can stop by our office at 129 E. Munising Ave., Munising, MI for more information (or call (906) 387-2138). This photo is a piece called "The Nut Gathers" by William Adolphe Bouguereau which is on the Superior Street side of Madigan's Hardware.

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Annual Events

Michigan Ice Fest
February 14-18, 2018
Munising

Ice Climbing at it's best. If you are a novice or an expert, this is one event you do not want to miss. With many events planned each day, please visit http://downwindsports.com/icefest/ or contact Down Wind Sports at 906-226-7112 for all the details.


Trenary Outhouse Classic
Feburary 24, 2018
12pm – 4pm
Downtown Trenary

Build an outhouse to race or join the crowd and cheer on your favorites! Races begin at 2pm; register by 1:30. For more information visit www.trenaryouthouseclassic.com.


Taste & Glide
 March 3, 2018
11am – 3pm
Valley Spur in Munising

The annual Taste & Glide, an eat and ski event, is held on the first Saturday in March. The event runs from 11:00am to 3:00pm and is presented by the Friends of Valley Spur, Sydney’s Restaurant, and the USDA Forest Service. Participants pay $20 and then ski from one trailside buffet table to the next, sampling and enjoying many delicious foods, such as chocolate covered strawberries! Skate, stride or snowshoe your way to the trailside buffets. The log-cabin Valley Spur Lodge is open for warming, socializing, eating and entertainment. This fun filled family event has earned a favorable reputation for nearly two decades. Come out and enjoy the day!


Pictured Rocks Days
June 9-10, 2018
10am – 6pm
Bayshore Park, Munising

Free Music - Vendors - Food Vendors - Bounce Houses - Nature Shows - Beer Tent Kayak Demos - Coastie the Safety Boat - Smokey the Bear - Petting Zoo Interpretive, Demonstration and Informational Booths

 


Grand Marais
Sea Plane Splash-In

June 16-17, 2018
Grand Marais

Come welcome the seaplanes and pilots to the annual Splash-In! Contests on Saturday will be followed by a steak fry dinner, open to the public. For more information, please see http://grandmaraismichigan.com/calendar.php


Pictured Rocks Road Race
June 24, 2018
6:30am – 12:00pm
Bayshore Park , Munising

42nd Annual Pictured Rocks Road Race Presented by Munising Bay Trail Network Please sign up at: http://www.picturedrocksroadrace.com/


July 4th Celebrations
July 4
Munising

All day celebration, parades, food, beer tent, games and fireworks! 


Grand Island Marathon
July 28, 2018
6am – 8am

6am start time for Marathon, 8am for Half Marathon. For further details see www.greatlakesendurance.com


Alger County Fair
August 4-6, 2017
County Fairgrounds, Chatham

Alger County Fair and Chatham Homecoming. See complete schedule in the Alger County Shopper and Munising News.


Grand Marais
Music & Arts Festival

 August 11-13, 2017
Grand Marais

Join us for a weekend of music, crafts, food, and fun! http://www.grandmaraismichigan.com/festival.php


Munising Bay Cruisers Classic Car Show
September 16, 2017
9am – 3pm
Munising

Spectators have free admission and are able to view 100 plus classic cars on Munising's downtown Superior Street. Local businesses and a variety of vendors will be available for food and merchandise. Cars will be judged with awards and prizes given to conclude the show.