Basket weaving class coming to arts center
MANISTIQUE – The Lake Effect Community Arts Center is offering a Basket Weaving Class in Manistique on Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Habitat for Humanity’s Ed Havitz Room, 401 Deer Street.
Susan Vaniman of Germfask will lead the class. Vaniman has been weaving baskets and teaching basket weaving throughout the United States for more than 20 years.
Participants will walk away with a large market basket with a wooden handle.
The $40 class fee includes all materials and tools needed, but participants should bring an apron or work shirt and a lunch.
Register online at lakeeffectarts.org/classes/default.html or by contacting Lucia Leonardelli at 283-2008 or Stephanie Reese at 283-1001. Final day to register is Sept. 3.
Concert committee to hold last summer show
MANISTIQUE – The Community Concert Committee’s summer chamber music series will be ending on Aug. 19. The final program will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Church of the Redeemer Presbyterian in Manistique.
The summer’s final concert will feature a string quartet group from the Ann Arbor area, playing a program entitled “A Night at the Opera.” Music director of the series, Paul Lundin is joined by violinist Karen Donato, violist Joseph Deller and cellist Daniel Thomas.
The concert will include a mixed media art show featuring Jean Melching during intermission. A reception with light refreshments follows the concert. Tickets are $7 and will be available at the door prior to the performance. Those under 18 will be admitted for free.
Porcupine music festival returns Aug. 24-26
ONTONAGON – The eighth annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival will take place Aug. 24 – 26 at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Winter Recreation Area in Ontonagon County.
More than two dozen acts will perform on two outdoor stages during the three-day event, including Canadian songwriter and iconoclast Fred Eaglesmith, the Holmes Brothers, and Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dream.
Numerous other activities will include the “Busking Barn,” and a children’s tent area.
Tickets are $90 for a three-day pass and $35 for a single-day pass, with a 20 percent discount available to seniors 60+ and teens ages 13-17. Tickets for children ages 7-12 are $10 for either a three-day or single-day pass, and children 6 or under receive free admission when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
For more information about the or to purchase tickets, visit www.porkiesfestival.org or call (906) 884-2653 or (800) 344-5355.