Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members. All meetings and events are open to the public.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Sunday, September 3, 2017
11:00am - 3:00pm
College Avenue
Houghton, MI 49931
Afternoon on the Town - rain date.
An Afternoon on the Town is a Michigan Tech event that invites local businesses/services to welcome our students and show them what they have to offer. Starting on campus, down College Avenue, and throughout the downtown Houghton area there will be music, refreshments, giveaways, and prizes for student participants.

Sponsored by: Student Activities, Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success, and Housing & Residential Life.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
7:00 pm
Country Inn & Suites
919 Razorback Drive
Houghton MI 49931
Board Meeting.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
6:00pm
MTU Library "Free Speech on Campus" by Catherine Fisk.
Catherine Fisk, a professor in the Boalt Hall Law School of the University of California, Berkeley will present "Free Speech on Campus" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the East Reading Room of the Van Pelt and Opie Library. Refreshments are available beginning at 5:30 p.m.

All attendees will receive a free pocket Constitution.

Saturday, September 16, 2017
11:00am
  Think Globally, Celebrate Locally. The 2017 Parade of Nations theme is "Think Globally, Celebrate Locally." The Parade of Nations strives to promote worldwide culture and national awareness in Michigan's Upper Peninsula through a community-wide annual event that includes a parade and a multicultural festival.

The parade begins at 11 a.m., making its way through Hancock across the Portage Lake Lift Bridge to Houghton. There's a float contest featuring $500 in cash prizes. Everyone is invited to march with their country.

The gala procession winds up at Dee Stadium, an historic waterfront venue transformed into a global marketplace featuring dozens of food and craft booths and performers from around the world. No-cost children's activities and meals averaging in the $5+8 price range make this an affordable-yet-exotic family experience.

Sunday, September 17, 2017
 
  Constitution Day.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
 
  National Voter Registration Day.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
7:00 pm
Country Inn & Suites
919 Razorback Drive
Houghton MI 49931
Board Meeting.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
 
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
219 S. Harrison Rd.
East Lansing, MI
Verna Grahek Mize inducted into MI Women's Hall of Fame.
Verna Grahek Mize (1913-2013) of Houghton campaigned to end the practice of dumping mining waste into Lake Superior, which led to government-set pollution standards. She persisted in a 13-year battled against a large mining company to save Lake Superior. The trial was one of the longest, costly and bitter fought environmental cases in history, which because of Mize's tireless efforts, led to the end of the company's dumping of water materials into Lake Superior on March 16, 1980.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
7:00 pm
Country Inn & Suites
919 Razorback Drive
Houghton MI 49931
Board Meeting.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
5:00 pm
La Cantina
101 E Quincy St
Hancock, MI
Phone: (906) 523-7474
Board Meeting.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
7:00 pm
Country Inn & Suites
919 Razorback Drive
Houghton MI 49931
Board Meeting.
Monday, January 22, 2018
5:00 pm
Kangas Cafe & Catering
200 Michigan St
Hancock, MI
Menu: kangascafeandcatering.com
Phone: (906) 487-7455
Annual Planning Meeting.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
7:00 pm
Country Inn & Suites
919 Razorback Drive
Houghton MI 49931
Board Meeting.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
7:00 pm
Country Inn & Suites
919 Razorback Drive
Houghton MI 49931
Board Meeting.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
7:00 pm
Country Inn & Suites
919 Razorback Drive
Houghton MI 49931
Board Meeting.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
11:30am - 12:30am
Michigan Tech Husky Dog
on campus near Library

rain location Fisher Hall
Equal Pay Day Event at MTU.
Wear red to show support!
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
7:00 pm
Country Inn & Suites
919 Razorback Drive
Houghton MI 49931
Board Meeting.