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Community Calendar

Stay up-to-date on all the happenings in our listening area

Log Cabin Day

Heritage Celebration at

Old Victoria


Sunday, June 26th

11am to 5pm


  • Visit Historic Log Cabins

Step in the past inside Old Victoria's restored log cabins where waves of copper miners and their families lived between 1899 and 1921.

  • Enjoy Fresh Cinnamon Rolls

Made from scratch, baked in the old wood cookstove, served sweet and hot with coffee or lemonade.

  • Try an Old Sewing Machine

Learn how to sew on an old crank sewing machine with the experienced help of "Sew Cranky" from Hancock.

  • 11am - Victoria Ruins Walks

Explore the ruins and remains of the Victoria Mine with historic photos and an experienced guide.

  • 1:30pm - Kids Games

Sack races, penny tosses, and other old-fashioned games for kids of all ages with prizes for all.  fun to play, fun to watch!

  • 2:30pm - Kivajat Dancers

Traditional Finnish folk dancing by the Kivajat Dancers, the children's Finnish-American folk dance group of Hancock.


25401 Victoria Dam Rd., Rockland, MI  49960

www.facebook/oldvictoria / oldvictoria1899@gmail.com

Simple Jerry's Sandwich Sale

Benefit for

Ontonagon County Cancer Association

Raised here, stays here!

Friday, July 1st

11:30 am until gone!

Ontonagon School Parking Lot

One Beef & One Pork Sandwich with sides, water & cookie


Community Wide

Independence Day Celebration

Star Spangled Everything

Saturday, July 2nd

Stannard Township Park in Bruce Crossing

All of the traditional small town favorites, including the Ottawa Lion's Club Chicken BBQ, Community Parade at 2pm on US 45, Music and Games in the park after the parade.

Fireworks at Dusk!



for the Star Spangled Everything Celebration in the park

The Craft & Vendor Fair is sponsored by

the Bruce Crossing Farmer's Market


$10 - 12'x12' space.


11a - 5p on Saturday, July 2nd

at the Stannard Township Park, Bruce Crossing.


Contact Valerie Talsma

vtalsma@jamadots.com - 906-235-7298


Come see what the Folk School is all about!

Sunday, July 3rd

5 - 7 pm EDT

Held at the Porkies Folk School

Refreshments ~ Tours ~ Free Craft Activities for all Ages



Follow M-107 West from Silver City to Union Bay Campground (turn right), take first gravel road to right. 


We are in the old carpenter's shop.

(The first building on your right.)

Saturday Flea Market

~ Summer Schedule ~

July 9th & 30th, August 13th, & September 3rd

In the lot next to Heritage Antiques

on River Street in Ontonagon!

Plenty of space available & looking for vendors!

Bring your goodies, homemade items, antiques or otherwise, set up a table and sell sell sell!

One of a kind items to buy!

Next sale:

Saturday, July 9th

10am - 3pm EDT



Contact Penny Jilbert - 906.281.2106

or Pattie Roehm - 906.231.6674

Ontonagon County 45th Annual Senior Festival

Ewen-Trout Creek School

Wednesday, July 20th

10 am to 2 pm


Lunch at noon - a suggested $4 donation


Raffles, entertainment, BP, information booths, & door prizes.


DUMP Program (Discard Unused Meds)


COVID Vaccination and booster shots available


Seniors 60 years and older

of Ontonagon County are welcome to attend.


On-Tran will provide transportation,

limited seating available.


Call by July 10th - 906-884-2006


Sponsored by:

Ontonagon county Commission on Aging.

Attention OASD Classes of 1980 & 1981

The classes of '80 & '81

are having a get together during

the All School Reunion.

Saturday, July 23rd from 2 to 6pm

at the Legion Cabin in the Ontonagon Township Park.


Right now, the committee is planning food and would like a number of people to plan for. 

They need your RSVP!

If you plan to go, please give Jackie a call or text at 906-390-0201

or call her at the radio station - 906-884-9668

Bruce Crossing Farmer's Market

Open Saturday Mornings from 9am to 1pm-ish.

New Vendors are welcome!

Look for more information on who is selling what

on any particular weekend on the

Farmer's Market events on Facebook. 

The market runs June through September at

Stannard Township Park, US 45 - just North of Settler's Co-op Store in Bruce Crossing.


2022 Conservation Film Series

Welcome to the summer Conservation Film Series at the Visitor Center at Porcupine Mountains wilderness State Park.  The one hour films focus on nature, wildlife, and conservation issues and practices.  They are suitable for all ages and are free, while a donation is welcome.

The program begins June 15th at 6:30 pm EST and continues every third Wednesday to September.

Please arrive promptly and observe any Park protocols for health and safety.  For information, contact friendsofporkies@gmail.com  Closed Captions when available.


  • June 15 - The Wisdom to Survive:  (56 minutes)                         This film accepts the consensus of scientists that climate change has already arrived and asks what is keeping us from action.  will we have the wisdom to survive?  The fil features thought leaders and activities in the realms of science, economics, and spirituality, discussing how we can evolve and take action.  They urge us to open ourselves to the beautify that surrounds us and get to work on ensuring it thrives.  Featuring Bill McKibben and Joanna Macy, among others.

  • July 20 - No Time to Waste:  (52 minutes)                                        This film celebrates legendary 99 year old park ranger Betty Reid Soskin's inspiring life, work and urgent mission to restore critical missing chapters of America's story.  The film follows her journey as an African American woman presenting her personal story from a kitchen stool in a national park theater to media interviews and international audiences who hang on every word she utters.

  • August 17 - Guardian:  (76 minutes)                                                         Against the backdrop of BC's spectacular Great Bear Rainforest along British Columbia's coast, Guardians and the salmon they monitor are victims of science censorship and reckless extractive industries.  Part hermit, part biologist, Guardians live on boats, full time, in one of the last pristine frontiers of the world to monitor salmon, the backbone of the ecosystem, economy, and culture of the Northwest.

  • September 21 - Tapped:  (54 minutes)                                                        Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of commerce?  From the producers of Who Killed the Electric Car? and I.O.U.S.A., this timely documentary is a behind the scenes look into the unregulated and unseen world of the bottled water industry - an industry that aims to privatize and sell back the one resource that ought never to become a commodity:  our water.

Ontonagon Township Library

2022 Schedule of Events


  • June 20 - Summer Reading sign up will begin at the Ontonagon Township Library on Monday, June 20th and continue all week.  The 2022 theme will be Oceans of Possibility, and will feature fun events, great books, and hundreds of dollars in prizes.  You can register in person, through email, or over the phone at 906-884-4411.  Summer Reading is 100% free and is open to all youth 18 and under with no membership or residency requirements.

  • June 24 - 6pm - The Ontonagon Township Library will host a special author event with Elizabeth Rice and Pat Commins, authors of Irish Immigrants in Michigan:  A History in Stories.  The authors, who have also recently done research on the Ontonagon lighthouse for Michigan History magazine, will discuss the stories of the Irish in Ontonagon and other parts of Michigan.  Librarian Leo Siren of the Saucy Rovers will warm up the crowd with acoustic Irish folk music.  The event will be held upstairs in the Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts.  Attendance is free, with a suggested donation of $5 to $10 to help offset the cost of opening the theater.

  • June 29 - 2pm - Porkies Naturalist, Katie Urban, will be a special guest for Ontonagon Township Library's Summer Reading Program.  Summer Readers and visitors to the area are invited to come learn about the many natural wonders hidden just a short drive up the road from Ontonagon in the Porcupine Mountains, Michigan's largest state park.

  • July 6 - 2pm - Pick up and Play at the Ontonagon Township Park/Beach.  The Ontonagon Township Library Summer Reading program is heading to the beach on Wednesday, July 6.  Meet at the playground on the west end of the Township Park.  Give back to the community, help keep our park and freshwater "ocean" clean, and get outdoors!  Bring gloves; garbage bags will be provided.

  • July 12th - 2pm - The Michigan Science Center is coming back to the Ontonagon Township Library, and this year they're bringing their brand new portable planetarium!  In the first 30 minute program (beginning at 2pm), we will begin our intergalactic journey deep in the Earth's oceans before blasting off into the cosmos in search of extraterrestrial water sources.  The second show (starting at 2:30 pm) is customized for the night of July 12 and takes the participants on a tour through the stars, constellations, and planets that will be visible later in the evening.  Admission is free for all youths, but space in the planetarium may be limited, so arrive early to ensure your spot.

  • July 18 - August 3 (Mondays - Wednesdays) - The Ontonagon Township Library will host drop in Summer Reading Crafts suitable for younger kids and families every Monday through Wednesday, starting July 18 and continuing through the first week of August.  The craft will change weekly, and participation will count towards Summer Reading prizes.

  • July 30 - Noon - The Ontonagon Township Library's second Author Visit of the summer will be with Eugene R. Milhizer, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law at Ave Maria School of law.  He will be on hand to talk about his work dissecting the quintessential U.P. crime story, Anatomy of a Murder.  Milhizer's legendary talk will be of interest to true crime lovers, movie fans, and local history buffs.

  • August 14 - OTL Summer Reading deadline.  Get your Summer Reading minutes turned in to the Ontonagon Township Library by August 14 to be eligible for lit pries!  Over $200 worth of games, books, sporting goods, toys, valuable coupons, and more will be awarded, and everyone who participates in at least 5 weeks of Summer Reading wins something!

  • September 11 - On Sunday, September 11, the Ontonagon Township Library will hold the last event in our 2022 summer Author Visit series.  Our last guest will be Patti Smith, author of the extraordinary book, Michigan Beer.  Join us for a night of celebrating local brews, local history, and local enterprise.  There will be local beer samples on hand for attendees of legal age.  Suggested donation is $10 per person.

Rockland Legion Post 92

now has BINGO

Every Wednesday in rockland at the Hall.

Doors open at 6pm

The first ball is drawn at 6:50!

Don’t forget to drop off

your MI returnable cans and bottles

to the OCAP dumpster!

The dumpster is located between The Ontonagon Herald office and Peninsula Graphics on River Street in Ontonagon.  

Money raised goes to help maintain

an animal shelter in Ontonagon County.

(Please make sure your cans are clean, dry, MI returnable, and properly bagged in not-too-heavy amounts in bags.)