Coronavirus cancellations throughout Upper Michigan

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Published: Mar. 12, 2020 at 11:35 AM EDT
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Below is a list of cancellations or postponements of events due to growing coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.

We know this list is long, but it's broken down by category. We hope you can find any cancellation information you may be seeking in the text below.

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Schools and related organizations

Due to the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases across the country and within Michigan, effective 12:01 AM, March 24, the physical campuses of Bay College will be closed and all services will be available online, on the phone, or through email as our employees work from remote locations. Details will be forthcoming as the national and state emergency unfolds.

To help better serve the families in our community, the Ishpeming Public School District will be expanding their locations for picking up breakfast/lunch combo packs! Beginning Monday, March 30, throughout the length of the school closure, each Monday & Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Parents may also pick up breakfast/lunch combo packs at Christ the King, 440 Stoneville Road, Ishpeming. Parents have the option of picking up multiple combos for multiple children. Parents may also pick up enough combos to sustain their children for multiple days. Combos are free for anyone 18 years old or younger & everyone is welcome! Combos will continue to be available at the IMS/IHS Pearl Street entrance Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Ishpeming Public School District will be providing meals at the Pearl Street entrance of the Ishpeming High/Middle school, starting July 6, 2020, on Mondays and Thursdays from 11:00 am -12:30 p.m. The meals provided on Monday will be breakfast and lunch. We will provide enough meals for to cover Monday - Wednesday. On Thursday the meals that will be provided are breakfast and lunch & enough meals will be provided for Thursday thru Sunday. Due to COVID-19 State officials have advised us that children will not be able to eat were the meals are being handed out. Parents or Guardians may pick up meals for their children. If you should have any questions or concerns please contact Calvin Attwell by email or by phone 906-475-7803 ext.110.


Social services and medical facilities

Beginning Friday, April 3, Pathways Community Mental Health Authority (Pathways CMH) will be closing its offices located in Alger, Delta, Luce and Marquette counties on Fridays through April 30, for the health and safety of both the public and Pathways CMH employees. While the offices remain closed on Fridays, Pathways CMH will continue to provide 24/7 crisis services. If you are in crisis or have questions about your services through Pathways, please call Pathways at 1-888-728-4929.

The Western Marquette County Sanitation Authority Transfer Station in Ishpeming Township is closed until further notice.

Marquette County Transit Authority (MARQ-TRAN) will provide door-to-door service only. Please call 906-225-1112 for essential rides only (work. medical, pharmacy, and grocery). These rides are free and hours of service will remain the same. There will be no fixed route service and the Marquette Transfer Center will be closed until further notice.

To protect our patients, families, and health care workers during the national outbreak of COVID-19, Helen Newberry Joy Hospital will be implementing visitor restrictions.

The Lighthouse at Hancock Health and Rehab is currently limiting visitation to medical personnel only.

The Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls is closed to all visitors.

The D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette is closed to visitors. In order to keep our members as safe as possible, the Jacobetti home is closed to anyone not providing medically necessary services to the home. The facility is working to set up ‘virtual visits’ via email, mail, phone, Skype, FaceTime, teleconference and other ways for our members to keep in touch with their loved ones.

The Marquette County Medical Care Facility is suspending all visitations at the request of the federal government. Anyone with questions is asked to call 906-485-1061.

No visitors are allowed at the Norlite Nursing Center in Marquette, unless medically necessary or unless approved by administration for extenuating circumstances. The center is still accepting new residents, but none showing flu-like symptoms or from out of Marquette County. Norlite will set up Skype, FaceTime, or Messenger video chats with residents at the request of families. Please call the facility at 906-228-9252 and ask for Amy for more information.

The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program sponsored by the Northern Michigan University College of Business normally held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. in Jamrich Hall 2315 is canceled until further notice. Digital assistance is available by calling Dr. Trent Batchelor at 906-227-2707. This program is a community service for NMU and Marquette community members who need assistance with their 2019 income taxes.

The Peter White Public Library has suspended all public operations until further notice.

The North Dickinson branch of the Dickinson County Library is closed. No other details were provided.

Dickinson County Healthcare is activating COVID-19 patient visitation restrictions, in order to protect the health and safety of patients, employees, providers, volunteers, and visitors. These restrictions are temporary until the situation is stabilized. Visitors must be 19 years of age or older. All visitors must have no symptoms of the cold or flu. Visitation is further limited by patient type: Terminally and Critically Ill Patient Visitation - Immediate family, spouse, or significant other only. Pediatric Patient - Parents and or care giver only. OB Patient - Spouse, significant other or coach only. All Other Patients - Spouse, significant other or care giver only.

For the safety of patients, their loved ones and Mission Partners, OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group is expanding visitor restrictions to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, including novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Effective immediately all routine visiting is being suspended until further notice.

The Luce County Sheriff's Office is closed to walk-in traffic. If you have a complaint, please call 911 or call the office at 906-293-8431, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This policy is in effect until further notice.

Public Health of Menominee and Delta Counties locations are closed to the public. No walk-ins will be accepted. Those in Delta County are asked to call 906-786-4111 with questions. In Menominee County, please call 906-863-4451.

The Salvation Army in Hancock offices remain open for the food pantry and energy assistance Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Steps Pathways is taking to assure safety of staff and the people that we serve and yet still provide essential services. Immediately, suspension of groups, ABA, Clubhouse, Skill Building, non-essential CLS and routine clinical appointments for 30 days. Pathways will continue to provide 24/7 Crisis Services. If you have questions about your services through Pathways, please call Pathways at 1-888-728-4929.

The Iron County Medical Care Facility AND Victorian Heights Assisted Living in Crystal Falls, Michigan are BOTH closed due to Federal Mandate.

MDSCAA (Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency) has closed their Escanaba building until further notice. If you’re in need of services call 906-786-7080.

Negaunee Housing Commission is closing the Lakeview Apartment Complex to the public until further notice.

Florence County's Senior Meal Sites are closed until further notice. If you feel you may qualify for home meals instead, please call 715-528-4890.

Munising Memorial Hospital has implemented a no visitors policy. This is to keep all patients and staff safe. Exceptions may be made for family members, but only under special circumstances. The hospital's lunch & Learn with Dr. Rudzinski that was set for April 9 has also been canceled.

UP Health System - Bell in Ishpeming has implemented visitor restrictions and more. Read more about that


MDHHS has closed lobbies to visits from the public, except for appointments, and will stop requiring residents to visit MDHHS offices in order to receive state assistance benefits during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Marquette County Aging Services Department will be closed to the public. In keeping with the recommendations of the CDC, the Aging Services Advisory Committee is temporarily postponed, until further notice. Aging Services staff will be available by telephone and email at the following contacts: Kathy DeMarinis, 906-315-2658, OR Mary Harris, 906-315-2607, If you have questions about the coronavirus, please contact the State of Michigan Hotline at 1-888-535-6136 or contact the Marquette County Health Department, M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 906-475-9977.

The Women’s Center is limiting access to its offices. Offices in Gwinn, Marquette and Munising are closed to the general public. Our services are still available, but we want to ensure best practices are in place for the health and welfare of clients and employees so we are limiting access to the general public. All advocates will be available by telephone at their respective locations and we encourage our current clients, as well as new clients, to call us during this time. If it is necessary to visit one of our offices, please call ahead of time to schedule an appointment during hours of operation for emergent matters.

Gwinn office: 346-2134/869-4549

Marquette office: 225-1346

Munising office: 387-4554/250-2595

Our 24/7 Support Line, 226-6611/800-455-6611 is always available

Our shelter, Harbor House, remains open. If you have a scheduled appointment, please call your advocate to confirm

The Marquette County Health Department will be only performing essential public health services. If individual services are needed, contact the health department at the following numbers:

Clinic services: 906-475-7844

WIC: 906-475-7846

Environmental health: 906-475-4195

There is limited access available for the K.I. Sawyer Service Center, effective immediately. If it is necessary to make a visit there, the public is asked to call ahead to schedule an appointment during normal hours of operation. Please call 906-346-3308 to schedule appointments with the following people:

Duane Duray, Director of Operations: ext. 3138

Jody Lindberg, Development and Marketing: ext. 3130

Julie LeRoy, Security Assistant, ext. 3132

If you need to make a payment on utilities, you can pay by check (mail or drop box), sign up for automatic payments, or pay online. Anyone with payment or service questions can call the KI Sawyer Water Department at 906-346-3137.

Effective immediately, the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) is limiting some non-essential services. Clinic services will be by appointment only and home visits will be temporarily suspended. Environmental programs can be accessed online at

. This is for all locations of the WUPHD. Please call the WUPHD call center at 906-487-5545 with questions or concerns.

The Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library is closed to the public. All online resources are still available at

Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority is not accepting appointments for household hazardous waste (HHW) and confidential document destruction until further notice.

The Negaunee Public Library ceased curbside services. Furthermore, the library asks that patrons do not use the library drop boxes at Negaunee City Hall or Negaunee Township Hall, as staff will not be checking or emptying the drop boxes.

Important announcement for CAAM Senior Meals: This month only, the Commodities program for low income seniors will be delivering only on Thursday, March 14 for Alger and Marquette Counties. Please see the modified schedule below. You must be signed up for this program in advance. Applications are always being taken at 906-228-6522 extension 304. Any questions about the schedule can also be directed to 906-228-6522 extension 304.

Please note the time changes!

May Commodities Distribution in Alger and Marquette Counties will be Thursday, May 14

8:00 am -Humboldt Township Hall (Republic and Michigamme residents should pick up here)

8:30 am - Ishpeming St Joseph Church

9:00 am - Negaunee Senior Center

9:30 am - Snowberry Heights

9:50 am - Pine Ridge Apartments

10:15 am - Marquette St Vincent de Paul

10:45 am - Cherry Creek Village Apartments (Skandia residents should pick up here)

11:45 am - Au Train

12:10 pm - Munising Lakeshore Manor

1:00 pm - Chatham Manor

1:45 pm - St Francis Connection Center, KI Sawyer (all Gwinn participants should pick up here)

The Michigan Department of Transportation Adopt-A-Highway pick-up scheduled for April and May around the state have been canceled. The summer schedule is still planned at this time for July 18-26.

The Marquette County Road Commission remains working, but all buildings are closed to the public. To contact the road commission, call 906-486-4491 or email



Please contact your church officials with any questions about services through the rest of the summer.


Government and law enforcement

The Delta County Courthouse will be open to the public with full business hours from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., beginning Monday, June 8. Learn more by


Due to the State of Michigan Stay Home Stay Safe order, involving COVID-19 the City of Gladstone annual clean up for city residents typically held from May 1 through June 30 is postponed until further notice.

The Houghton County Courthouse will be closed to the general public, but will remain staffed. If you have business to conduct with one of the offices in the Courthouse, we encourage you to call or email them directly or go to the Houghton County Website (

The Charter Township of Chocolay is closed to the public. Township staff are still working and can be contacted at 906-249-1448.

Kingsford Public Safety Department’s lobby will be closed until further notice. If you need assistance, please call 906-774-2525 for non-emergencies. Always call 911 for any emergency.

The lobby of the Kingsford City Hall (906-774-3526) and the Public Works Department (906-774-3070) are closed to the public for walk-ins. Call either agency with questions.

The Iron Baraga Conservation District Office is closed to the public. Employees are available by phone, email, mail and the drop box in the Iron County Courthouse, as they are all working remotely.

The Sands Township Office will not have open office hours. Officials ask residents to leave a message for the front office or email. Messages will be checked daily and an appointment can be set up if someone does need to come in the office.

Public access is closed to the Alger County Courthouse. Employees are still to report to work. If the public needs assistance they're asked to contact county officials at 906-387-2076 and they'll be directed through prompts or an individual to the appropriate department.


has made the decision to cancel inmate visitation and limit all front office non-essential business to emergencies only.


have been announced. Lakeview Arena and the Baraga Gym will be closed to the public. All upcoming City Arts and Culture programming has been canceled. Residents and City staff are urged to limit in-person interactions and to utilize remote – online and phone – options whenever possible. This includes City bill pay, which can be done by mail, through the drop box on the outside of City Hall, or via phone at 1-855-246-9466 or online payment

A new web page has been created to centralize all COVID-19/coronavirus updates related to the City of Marquette. This page, located at

, has a feed of all related public service announcements, information regarding bill payments, instructions on participating in City Commission meetings and other useful information for residents.

The Marquette Sheriff's Office lobby is closed to the public. Call 911 for emergencies. Inmate Visitation is available by

. Inmate bond and commissary deposits can be made by visiting Jail housing and booking ticket payments can be made by mail or calling 225-8477. Civil Process payments and requests for papers to be served should be mailed. Questions concerning civil process can be directed to 906-225-8463. FOIA requests can be requested by visiting Sex offenders should call 906-225-8435 to make arrangements with staff to verify. Failure to do so will result in non-compliance. Completed RI-060 Forms and completed Permit to Purchase Forms should be mailed to: 234 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855. If a permit to purchase a firearm is needed immediately, please call 906-225-8435. Call 906-225-8435 for further questions and Sheriff staff will gladly assist you.

The Richmond Township office will be closed to the public until further notice. The office will be staffed. Payments can be made at the front window or the office drop box.

All local Social Security offices are closed to the public and will only be offering phone and online services. You can find the link to online services

. If you cannot complete your Social Security business online, call the National 800 number at 1-800-772-1213.

Schoolcraft County Courthouse will be closed, until further notice. During this time, the courthouse will continue to operate. If you need to conduct business in person, you will need to contact the appropriate office and set up an appointment. Other Schoolcraft County offices are closed or adjusted as well.

to read more about those.

All Escanaba Township Board and Planning Commission meetings have been canceled for eight weeks, as of March 17. Future meeting dates will be set at the end of this time period. Township Hall will be open as normal.

Marquette County will be limiting access to the Marquette County Courthouse Complex and Ishpeming Service Center. If it is necessary to visit the County offices, the public is asked to call ahead to schedule an appointment during hours of operation for time sensitive matters only.

Tilden Township Hall will be closed to the public. There will be a lock box outside the hall for any payments of water bills. Residents are being encourage to mail payments at this time.

The Negaunee Township Office is staffed but closed to the public until further notice. We will continue normal functions and be available to address your concerns by telephone or via email exchange. Payments can be put in the drop box outside the building, made over the phone with a credit card or sent to us by US postal delivery. To comply with the mandated restrictions regarding social interactions our facility is canceling all rentals through March 31 and possibly into April. The facility will be open between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday and Friday for those Negaunee students signed up to get boxed breakfasts/lunches. We understand this may be an inconvenience for some and are hoping this will be short term. These decisions are made to ensure the safety and health of all in our community.

The Charter Township of Portage in Houghton County has made adjustments to its operations. As future changes are made, they will be announced: On our door with signs, To the local newspapers and news outlets, On our website, and On our Facebook page. We will operate our office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Thursday, provided that our staff are healthy and available to work. Our doors will be closed to the public. We will meet with people: On the phone at 906-482-4310, Via email –,,,, or, or By appointment if needed. Please call our office if you have any questions or need any community resources. Payments can be made: Our drop box is open 24 hours/day, mailed to 47240 Green Acres Rd, Houghton, MI 49931, or via ACH by competing the ACH form on our website or calling the office to get one by mail. If you have any immediate issues requiring assistance, please call the township office. During off hours, please call Township Supervisor Bruce Petersen at 906-281-3890.

For the health and well-being of our employees and our residents, Ishpeming Township is limiting entry into its building for EMERGENCY reasons only. There is a drop box on the outside of the building (left of windows) for items you would like to leave. Its staff will remain available during normal business hours to handle township business by phone 906-485-5411 or email at For transfer station tickets, please knock on the window for assistance. If a personal visit is necessary, please call for an appointment. The township will continue to monitor local health agencies and the CDC for guidance as we move forward. EMAIL: - WEBSITE: - Or visit our Facebook Page at Ishpeming Township.

The Mackinac County Sheriff's Office is making changes to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Administrative offices have been restricted to only essential personnel. The lobby remains open, but CPL and employment fingerprinting has been temporarily suspended. Court-ordered tests, drug tests, sex offender registrations and gun registrations will continue as normal. Inmate visits to the jail have been temporarily suspended, but inmates can still have access to legal counsel and other mandated functions. The Mackinac County Courthouse is open, but access is limited. The sheriff's office can be reached on its non-emergency line at 906-643-1911. More information can be found on the Mackinac County


State Sen. Ed McBroom (R-Vulcan) said his Senate office in Lansing is closed to the public during the coronavirus state of emergency. To contact McBroom’s office, call 866-305-2038 toll-free or 517-373-7840. People may also email his office at To stay up to date on other legislative and district communications, follow McBroom on social media at or, or sign up to receive his e-newsletter at

Baraga County will be limiting public access to the county courthouse in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Individuals with essential business to conduct with any county department in the courthouse or administration building should call to make an appointment. This order will remain in effect until April 6 at 8:00 a.m. unless otherwise directed. The Baraga County Courthouse and Administration Building will be closed for all meetings, trainings, conferences, or similar gathering.

In an effort to maintain a safe and healthy environment for residents and staff, the Municipal Service Center located at 1100 Wright Street in Marquette will be closed to the public. Staff will be conducting business during normal hours of operation (7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and can be contacted by email or phone.

The City of Gladstone offices are reopening to the public, beginning Monday, June 8. Hours of operation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Find out more on the

or at




Alpha Omega Dental Center - Dr Cynthia Wiggins, is closed. Emergenceis can reach Dr. Wiggins via text.

Silver Creek Thrift is temporarily closed. Please watch its Facebook page for a reopening date.

The U.P. Children's Museum is opening for private bookings beginning on June 15. Contact UPCM for more information.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be closing the information lobbies at all Michigan Welcome Centers until further notice. At locations where it is possible, restrooms will remain open to the public. A contact phone number will be posted at each location for visitors who need additional information. For travel information, visit


First National Bank & Trust, Northern Interstate Bank and UP State Bank lobbies are all temporarily closed.

Northern Lights Cuong Nhu has suspended physical classes. The organization will all post instructional videos on our

for current students to be able to continue working out from home. Please contact them on Facebook for any questions or concerns.

All activities canceled and closed till further notice at Superior Martial Arts in Gladstone.

VAST Insurance of Marquette will not conduct any in-person meetings with clients or company partners. Their office remains fully operational Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for all calls, emails, and virtual meetings.

Iron Range Agency of Ishpeming is practicing “Essential Personal Visits Only” at their office at 101 N. Main Street, Ishpeming. Staff will be available as always, Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. via phone, email, fax, website or Facebook contact. If a personal visit is necessary, please call them for an appointment at 906-485-5544. Drop boxes are available in their vestibule for drop-offs or pick-ups during regular business hours.

The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce (GINCC) continues to staff its office, but the public is asked to call or email to encourage social distancing.

The Stephenson National Band and Trust (SNBT) will be open for scheduled appointments and urgent business only. All e-tellers/drive-ups, eBanking services, and the customer call center will remain available as normal.

TruNorth Federal Credit union has suspended lobby access at their main, Jubilee Foods and Walmart branches. Only the drive-thru at the main branch will be operating until further notice, on Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All ATM locations will be accessible and can be found at all three locations. Anyone with questions can call 906-485-1210. The credit union will also be temporarily waiving their phone transfer fee of $2. Loans can still be applied for at

or by calling the main branch.

Alpha-Omega Dental Clinic in Marquette Township is closing their office to all elective procedures. If you have an emergency, please call the office at 906-225-1100.

UP Bras That Fit in Escanaba is now OPEN. Masks are mandatory upon entering the store.

Garrett Eye Centers (Iron Mountain and Escanaba locations) will be closed to all routine care. They will still see emergency patients as needed until restrictions are lifted.

The Marquette Community Federal Credit Union has new operating hours. They'll be open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.


Entertainment, performances, classes, meetings and conferences

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Marquette Alger Community Labor Council and the U.P. Regional Labor Federation has cancelled the 2020 Labor Day Festival originally scheduled September 7, 2020. We are devastated to share this news with you. This is the first time in 31 years that the event will not take place. Labor Day is an occasion to honor, recognize and celebrate the working women and men who keep our country running.We are committed to do our part to help protect our members, attendees, and public. We are exploring options to provide a virtual online experience.

Gwinn Fun Daze, scheduled for June 27, has been canceled for this year.

After careful consideration the difficult decision to cancel the annual Italian Fest for 2020 in Ishpeming has been made. The safety and well-being of the public and our members are of paramount importance, and this led us to the decision to cancel. We are hopeful that the health crisis will subside and our celebration will resume in 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Bertucci at or call 906-362-4919.

The Sagola Township Volunteer Fire Department announced that they will be cancelling the 4th of July festivities in Sagola Township, including the parade, picnic at the park, and fireworks display. 4th of July activities will resume July 4, 2021.

The Helen Newberry Joy Hospital Foundation Board has made the difficult decision to postpone the HNJH Foundation Golf Outing and Fundraiser until 2021. During the past 11 years of the event, over $120,000 has been raised to enhance the quality healthcare services and programs provided to the patients, residents, and community members. Individuals and sponsors who already have paid will be contacted and have the option of either receiving a refund or putting fees towards the 2021 fundraiser. The date for next year’s event is Friday, July 16, 2021.

Finn Fun Day 2020, scheduled for Saturday, August 22, has been canceled due to concern for COVID-19. The sponsoring group, the Finlandia Foundation National Lake Superior Chapter, is planning to have it again in the summer of 2021. Meanwhile, the next big gathering for the FFN LSC may be in December, to celebrate "Pikkujoulu" or Little Christmas. Look for an announcement of that event later this year.

The annual Friends of the Library book sale at the Calumet Public Library scheduled for June 2020 has been canceled. Plans about reopening the library and future meetings of the Friends of the Library will be released at a later time.

Due to the coronavirus and in the interest of public safety, the Chassell Lions Club canceled the traditional Copper Country Strawberry Festival this year, 2020. The Lions are exploring alternative options to celebrate the spirit of the festival. Future notices will be released.

The League of Women Voters of Marquette County meetings have moved to the "Zoom" cloud-based service. Participants do not need a Zoom account and can easily join the meetings. The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The next meeting will be held Wednesday, June 10 from 6 .p.m to 7:30 p.m. eastern. All current members will receive email reminders with a Zoom invitation and an agenda. Other community members are also invited to attend and can do so by reaching out prior to the meeting via email to

The Superiorland Soccer Association board has made the difficult decision to cancel its 2020 Recreational League Season.

to learn more.

The Free the Music Fest previously scheduled for August 7 and 8 at Lakenenland has been canceled.

Presbytery Point Camp & Conference Center in Michigamme Township said, "It is with heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of our summer 2020 youth programming." The camp director said they've been watching the constant changes related to the coronavirus pandemic. Any campers who had registered will be fully refunded, the camp said.

to learn more.

Fourth of July celebrations for Marquette have been canceled for July 2020.


The Munising Fourth of July festivities, including the soap box race, fun run, parade, park activities and fireworks are canceled.

The Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass scheduled for June 19-21, 2020 has been postponed. The LPGA has delayed its season opening events until July 2020, which includes all Symetra Tour events. The Island Resort Championship Committee and the Symetra Tour are looking at possible dates in September that may open up for the tournament. The Island Resort Championship is entering its 10th annual event this year and the Committee is hoping the 2020 event can be staged. All sponsors, volunteers, housing hosts and the public will be informed as new information is received.

Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp has canceled all summer camps for the Summer 2020 season.

to learn more.

All Michigan Tech 2020 summer sports camps and tournaments have been canceled due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 global pandemic. University President Rick Koubek announced the continued suspension of face-to-face instruction on Michigan Tech’s campus through the summer, which includes cancellation of all outreach and in-person events. Full refunds will be processed automatically for participants who previously registered. Questions can be directed to

The U.P. Championship Rodeo, and most if not all, related rodeos have been canceled for the 2020 season. You can read more about that



Art on the Rocks, previously scheduled for July 2020 in Marquette, has been canceled this year. Read more about that by


The Board of Directors of the Pine Mountain Music Festival has made the decision to postpone the 2020 Season due to the uncertainty of our venues along with the mobility and safety of our patrons and friends. Our 30th anniversary celebration presentation of Appalachian Spring along with the UPstarts and Bergonzi Trio will be an exciting tribute to the Festival's stellar run in June 2021. Fundraising will continue in order to meet our operating costs and fund our 2021 season.

The August 4 and 5, 2020 Camp 911 is canceled. Camp 911 will resume in August 2021.

The Board of Directors of the CHS/SHHS Reunion Association regretfully announce that the CHS/SHHS All School Reunion/Festival scheduled for July 16 through 18, 2020 has been canceled. It has been rescheduled for July 15 through 17, 2021. In light of the current situation and the uncertainty of when restrictions on large gatherings may be lifted, planning for the event could not continue. Additionally, several events scheduled to be held during the reunion would not be able to be held due to the closing of the schools for the remainder of the school year. Consideration was also given to the possible reluctance of many alumni to attend a large gathering even if the restrictions are lifted, and to the condition of the economy which may make it difficult for people to cover the cost of travel and housing to attend the reunion. Finally, with no indication that the virus will be well controlled by the time of the reunion, the health and safety of our alumni has to be a priority. It would be irresponsible to hold an event that could jeopardize our members. Refunds will be sent out in the near future to those who have already registered. There is no need for anyone to request a refund. The Board extends its appreciation to all those who have spent time planning for the reunion and we hope they will all be willing to join in planning for 2021. Their continued support will be an important part of the success of next year’s event. A special thanks goes out to Steve Anderson for his tireless work as Reunion Chairman. His contribution of new ideas and time and effort spent in organizing those ideas and finding volunteers to make them happen has been invaluable. Please check CHS - SHHS Reunion Association on Facebook or

for future announcements.

The Fred Waara Chapter of Trout Unlimited 2020 Conservation and Fundraising Banquet that was scheduled for April was postponed. The new date has been set for October 17, 2020 at 6 p.m. at the NMU Northern Center ballrooms. Tickets remain at $50 per dinner ticket, $75 for a gold ticket with tables of 6 to 8 people, and $25 for students. For advanced registrations, call Doug Miller at 906-360-4343 or email him at

Sunday Bingo at the Chassell VFW has been canceled indefinitely.

The United States Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame (out of Ishpeming) is postponing its induction ceremony and all events scheduled for March 2020 in Sun Valley, ID. The new confirmed event dates are December 9-13, 2020 in Sun Valley.

has decided to postpone the opening of registration for Adventure Bike Club (currently scheduled for June 2020) in Marquette, Delta, and Gogebic Counties until further notice. All dates on youth programs are currently to be determined.