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Above The Bridge Songwriters Weekend Retreats
celebrate 10 Year Anniversary in Curtis Michigan
June 15-18, 2017 & June 22-25, 2017

A songwriting retreat that took place for the first time in
2008 at Chamberlin's Ole Forest Inn will
celebrate 10 years this June.  
The first session will take place from June 15-18, 2017
and the second session will be June 22-25, 2017.  
The weekend retreats are hosted by
Bud and Kelly Chamberlin at Chamberlin's Ole Forest Inn,
an historic hotel and restaurant in Curtis, Michigan. 

SG and Rachel Wood were the visionaries who established
the first Above The Bridge Songwriters Retreat
in 2008 and the Erickson Center For The Arts
has funded the event each year with
additional sponsorship contributions by
Chamberlin's Ole Forest Inn and other area businesses.  

When the Woods moved out of state in 2010,
songwriting instructor John Latini stepped in as
one of the Weekend Coordinators and has been
on staff every year since 2008.  
By 2014, the retreat which until this point had taken place
only one weekend in June had so many attendees
that it was necessary to expand
to a second weekend the next year.  
In 2015, attendance had doubled from previous years.  
Participants have attended from the
Upper and Lower Peninsula,
but others have come from as far away as
California, Maine, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana,
Florida, Tennessee and Canada.  
For the June 15-18 retreat,
John Latini, Annie and Rod Capps, Pat Bergeson,
Sigrid Christiansen, and Jamie-Sue Seal
will be on staff,
and the 2nd session taking place on June 22-25
will include staff members Jan Krist, Jim Bizer,
Whit Hill, Mark Jewett, Jamie-Sue Seal and John Latini.  
Songwriters or wanna-be songwriters of
all levels are welcome to attend.  
Weekend activities include open mic time,
workshops, constructive critiques, one-on-one sessions,
electives and song circles.  
The weekend includes all meals, workshops and activities,
and lodging and non-lodging options at different price points.  
For more information and to download the registration forms
for each weekend, please visit the
Erickson Center For The Arts website 
Additional questions may be directed to Kelly Chamberlin at 906-586-6000.

Shrek, the Musical Auditions
Erickson Center for the Arts, Curtis

Open Auditions will be held at the ECA
for our summer production of Shrek, the Musical
Monday, June 26th and Tuesday June 27th
with call backs on Friday June 30th.

Audition schedule for both days are as follows:
6-12 yrs~~6:00pm-7:00pm

ALL ARE WELCOME, no prior acting experience required!
Bring your shining personality and a smile, we will provide the rest!

** Please note! ** Those who audition and are called back to fill
a role will be asked to commit to regular rehearsals until the show.

Show dates will be the evenings of August 10th, 11th, and 12th.

Comedy Night with Dave Dyer
Erickson Center for the Arts
June 29th ~ 7:30pm

 The UP!!!  
This will be my third show here and it's a blast every time.  
The people are great and the scenery is amazing.  
My good friend, Jimmy Roberson,
will be opening up for me and he's hilarious.  
Make the drive OR if you live in the area...well...still make the drive.

Tickets - $15

Legendary musician Peter Yarrow
comes to the U.P. this summer.
Yarrow, of Peter, Paul & Mary fame
will give three performances in one weekend:
Friday, June 30 in Marquette,
Saturday, July 1 in Curtis at the Erickson Center for the Arts
and Sunday, July 2 at Crystal FallsTheatre Performing Arts Center.
Each location will also be hosting a meet & greet event.

Peter Yarrow weaves a narrative of his life
in music and politics, punctuating the major events
with renditions of the iconic songs
we all know and love. From his life in Greenwich Village
in the 1960’s, his connections to Bob Dylan & Pete Seeger
and his career as part of the trio Peter, Paul & Mary.
Yarrow shares a part of American history
influenced heavily by music. Yarrow creates community
within his audiences through his reflections in both words and music.

“Yes, it will be nostalgic for many.
But on another level, it will bring them a
sense of what is still possible.
Yes, they will sing ‘Leaving on a Jet Plane,’
and I will give them a sense of the current history
of what this music is doing, and why it’s important,” said Yarrow.
“So, it will be a history lesson, it will be a singalong that inspires,
but it will also assert the importance of the continuation
of this kind of music in people’s lives today.
And where we’re going from here in those terms.
It’s not necessarily a big lecture — it’s inherent in the music.

They’ll get it. I know it, ’cause that’s what I do.”

The music of Peter, Paul and Mary is familiar to most –
folk classics that remain a binding soundtrack for several generations.
But concert goers can also expect to experience the
relevancy of that music, and how it resonates through today’s headlines.
Yarrow promises much more than a nostalgia show.
He will connect with any age audience:
he will encourage sing-alongs and audience participation.

Peter Yarrow’s talents as a creative artist—
both with the legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer—
are frequently directed at using music to
convey a message of humanity and caring.
His gift for songwriting has produced some of the
most moving songs from Peter, Paul & Mary, including
“Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “Day is Done”, “Light One Candle”
and “The Great Mandala.” As a member of the renowned musical trio,
Yarrow has earned multiple gold and platinum albums,
as well as numerous GRAMMYs.

Contact individual venues for event details and ticketing information.
Peter Yarrow will be available for interviews.

Marquette: Susan Divine, Executive Director,
Hiawatha Music Co-Op, 906-226-8575,
or Tina Harris, Arts and Culture Manager, City of Marquette,
906/ 225.8641, te-peter-yarrow-concert/

Curtis: Rachel Bonacorsi, Event/Operations Assistant,
906.586.9974, events/event/2017/07/01/
an-eve ning-with-peter-yarrow-of-pete r-paul-and-mary/159269

Crystal Falls: Angela Dohl, Theatre Manager, 906.367.9600, vents.htm#PurchaseTickets

Newberry Church of Christ



Community Bible Studies
Men's Bible Study
Thursdays • 10:00am • Anchor In Naubinway

Ladies' Bible Study
Monday • June 5• 1:00pm •  Naubinway Christian Fellowship
Monday • June 12 • 1:00pm • Engadine Methodist Church
Monday • June 19 • 1:00pm • Rexton Christian Fellowship
Monday • June 26 • 1:00pm • Naubinway Christian Fellowship



First Presbyterian Church
113 W John St, Newberry
3rd Thursday of each month
5:00pm - 7:00pm
No "To Go" Meals

Engadine United Methodist Church
Last Wednesday of each month
4:30pm - 6:30pm

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Corner of M-117 & McKelvey Road, Engadine
2nd Wednesday of each month
4:00pm - 6:15pm


School Year

Mon - Fri ~ 10:00am - 4:00pm
Mon & Thursday Evenings ~ 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturdays ~ 9:00am - Noon

Summer Hours
Mon, Wed, & Fri ~ Noon - 4:30pm
Mon & Thurs Evenings ~ 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Sat ~ 9:00am - Noon

Beginning May 8th
Morning Yoga Classes
Erickson Center for the Arts, Curtis
with Marsha Blanchard, RYT
Mondays and Wednesdays
from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

Bridge Club at the Erickson Center
will be held every Friday afternoon at 1:00 PM.
Open to the public, no experience required!
Call the ECA office for more
information 906.586.9974

Three years ago, visitors from all over the Midwest
made their way to the
Erickson Center for the Arts (ECA)
to witness the first annual Park Art.
The new tradition began with an
exhibit known as the “Peaceful People.”
“After receiving a great deal of positive feedback
we decided to carry on this
tradition as an annual exhibit,”
said Kelly Chamberlin, ECA President.
“We hope it continues to draw visitors to
stop and discover both the Center and the town.”
In the years that followed, Park Art has included
a vibrant display of wooden kites
and “yarn bombing”, the art of using yarn to
adorn the trees and fencing in the park,
and a whimsical display of decorated bicycles
was a delight for locals and visitors alike.
Last year the ECA was spinning with color
as handmade pinwheels turned with the wind.
Now 2017 "Park Art" is up and beautiful!
"Clothesline Art" has been created by
our wonderfully talented volunteers
to dance in the wind and add a
splash of color and fun to the ECA Park.
Come see over 20 hand painted,
billowing "canvases" on the lines!
Park Art will be on display until September 2nd.

About three and one half miles from the
Crisp Point Lighthouse
the road is washed out at
Three Mile Creek.
With the spring rain and snow melt,
brush was washed in front of the culverts
where the creek crosses CR-412
in North East Luce County
causing the water to back up and
then breach the road thus washing out the
roadway surrounding the culverts.
The Luce County Road Commission
has talked to the DEQ about the proposed plans
for replacing the culvert on CR 412 at 3 Mile Creek.
The LCRC has ordered a 6 foot diameter culvert pipe
as they anticipate their approval of the proposed plan.
The new culvert pipe is expected to be
delivered on or about May 24th.
The LCRC is hoping to get the road opened by May 26th.
But that depends on final approval by DEQ
and if the stream flow subsides as expected
to allow a safe work environment and
if the culvert pipe arrives by May 24th.
LCRC said they will keep us posted if things change
or they get a more definite date for getting the road opened.
In the mean time there is no access to
Crisp Point Lighthouse
by conventional vehicle (cars, light trucks etc.). 
Although I do not know the conditions of the roads / trails,
access may be made from the east using trail 8
or from the south off of Tower Road.
I highly recommend these roads only be accessed
with off road vehicles.
DO NOT try them with a conventional two wheel drive vehicle.

The "Vision between the Lakes"
exhibit at the Erickson Center for the Arts
Waterfront Gallery offers works of art
from three Northern Exposure Featured Artists:
Tracey Anderson, Ben Bohnsack, and Carol Irving.

See weaving, woodblock printing, and scratch board art
skillfully crafted by the three talented artists.
The exhibit will be on display June 5th- September 5th 
and open to the public Monday-Friday
during regular business hours.
Detroit born, Carol Irving moved to the
Upper Peninsula of Michigan at the age of 24.
She’s woven many things, but nothing
gives her more pleasure than rugs and rug weaving.
She weaves her richly colored yarns
on a loom much the way people
have been weaving for centuries. 
Each rug is a totally unique piece of American Craft.
After a life-long experience as a do-it-yourselfer
and woodworker, and making practical items like furniture and toys,
Ben Bohnsack found a medium that
fit his interests and experience.
He creates images of reality and
imagination with his woodblock prints.  
Printing by hand through the primitive and
repetitious process of carving, inking,
printing and carving more, always using
two or more blocks, every print is original and unique.
Tracy Anderson has a deeply ingrained
love of nature that she attributes to growing
up in the forests of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
She is self-taught in her scratchboard
and encaustic art. Through the use of her
chosen medium, she creates art that is pleasing to the eyes,
uplifts emotion, and stirs the soul.

Curtis B-I-N-G-O
Bingo starts up again on Thursday, June 8th at the
Township Community Building on Davis Street. 
Doors open at 5:30 pm and Bingo starts at 6 PM. 
Bingo will be held every Thursday through the rest
of spring, all of the summer and into the fall!

Erickson Center for the Arts, Curtis

The Erickson Center for the Arts will be kicking off the
2017 Music in the Park series with” Open Mic Night”
featuring John Latini, on
Wednesday, June 14th from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
in the band shelter in the ECA Park.

Pre-registration appreciated but not required.
Contact the ECA to sign-up or
for more information 906.586.9974.
Showcase your musical talent!

This free, outdoor music event will be held every
Wednesday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. through August 9th.
Donations accepted. Picnic dinners are welcome,
please bring a chair or blanket to sit on.
In the event of inclement weather,
Music in the Park will be moved indoors
to the Erickson Center Performance Level.

Saturday Night Music in the Park-
Above the Bridge Music in the Round 

June 17th 6:30 p.m. at the Erickson Center Park

The award-winning Above the Bridge Songwriter’s staff
including John Latini, Jamie-Sue Seal, Pat Bergeson,
Annie & Rod Capps, and Sigrid Christianson
will showcase their talents at this special
Saturday night outdoor concert.
Donations are welcome.

Saturday Night Music in the Park-
Above the Bridge Music in the Round/ Week Two
June 24th 6:30 p.m. at the Erickson Center Park, Curtis

Award winning Above the Bridge Songwriter’s
John Latini and Jamie-Sue Seal are joined by artists
Jan Krist, Jim Bizer, Whit Hill,
& Mark Jewett to showcase their
talents at another special Saturday night outdoor concert.
Donations are welcome.


“Water, Water Every Where!
“In the Heart of the beast”
Puppet and Mask Making Theatre Workshop & Pageant

Artists from In the Heart of the Beast Theatre
work in residence with local participants
to research local stories and
concerns about Water. Our special love
of the beautiful bodies of water
that surround our home makes for a
perfect center of this wonderful puppet
making workshop. Come and create a puppet
or mask that will be paraded proudly in the

August 19th-27th

This FREE workshop featuring visiting instructors
from the “In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre”
will begin Saturday, August 19th at 10:00 AM,
and will end Sunday afternoon, August 27th
with a Puppet Pageant in the ECA Park.

AT THE ECA FROM 10:00 AM-3:00 PM


Call the ECA for more information 906.586.9974




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