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Engadine Schools will host a presentation for
parents and community members by
Agent Todd Wilton of Homeland Security,
Monday, April 24, from 6 - 8 pm in the gym at the school.  

Agent Wilton will teach parents and community members
about the dangers of online environments
and ways to keep our kids safe from online sexual predators.  
Students will have a presentation during the school day.  
There is no charge for the event, but attendees
must be 18 or over to attend the evening session.

Please plan to attend and keep our students safe!

Erickson Center for the Arts
welcomes artist/instructor Renee Michaud
for an Introduction to Alcohol Ink Class
Thursday, April 27th
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cost for this class is $40
All supplies are included.

Alcohol inks are a vibrant and fun medium
which works on nonporous surfaces.
Brighter and more lively than watercolors,
the inks move, mix and are an
exciting way to produce amazing pieces.
You will be shown techniques and
be assisted in creating your own designs
on nonporous surfaces such as ceramic tiles,
yupo paper, domino tiles and light switch covers.

For more information or to register,
call the ECA office 906-586-9974.
Deadline for registration is April 25th.


The 8th Annual North of 45 Retreat for Writers
May 4 - 7, 2017 in Curtis, MI with
Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn and the Erickson Center for the Arts hosting.

The retreat is an opportunity for writers of all styles to gather
to share their love of the written word with like-minded people in a relaxed atmosphere.
Primary sponsorship comes from the Erickson Center,
a non-profit corporation dedicated to enriching the mind, body and spirit
of individuals of all ages. Other sponsorships come from local businesses, and individuals.  

The all-inclusive retreat draws writers together for a series
of workshops designed to jump start creativity, hone skills, and spark the muse.
Participants also have the opportunity to read their work aloud and
receive feedback from their peers that is both affirming and constructive.
An Authors’ Read will take place at the Erickson Center on
Friday, May 5th at 7:00 pm as part of the event,
with the staff of North of 45 Retreat sharing selections from their work.
The public is encouraged to attend.

Any adult who has a passion for writing, a desire to pursue the craft,
or who feels a need to get away from the distractions
of everyday living in order to explore and/or indulge their interest is welcome.
 “The retreat is for adults who write, or who have ‘always wanted to’ write,”
said AnnMarie Rowland, who has directed the retreat since its inception in 2010.
“Whether it’s poetry, fiction, or non-fiction…whether you’re a well-published author
or just beginning… North of 45 is for you.”
 North of 45 Retreat attendees enjoy stretches of time to relax, write,
or simply enjoy the company of other writers.  
In addition to Rowland, this year’s workshop presenters are
Rob Ritchie, who is returning for the third time, and
first-timer Deborah Reed (D.A. Reed).

“Rob Ritchie views the world through a sharply focused lens,
and has a gift for showing us, through his writing, what he sees.”
Rob is a full-time writer, a poet, musician, and outstanding workshop leader.
He is the author of three novels, “Orphans of Winter”, “A Company of Fiddlers”,
and “A Song With No Words”.  
He resides in Wiarton, Ontario with his wife, two teen aged sons, and two dogs.

Deborah Reed is an author native to Michigan.
She writes in a range of genres; from women sleuths to
Christian fiction to general action adventure.
Deborah's books are filled with action, mystery, adventure, a bit of romance,
and enough excitement to grab the reader from the first page to the last.
She writes in a style that won't embarrass her mother,
but doesn't shy away from the gritty reality of the worlds she creates.
Her work includes two Young Adult novels, “Daisies in the Rain” and
“Dancing With Shadows” (due out summer 2017) as well as
“Truth or Die” and “Web of Deceit”.
Deborah lives in West Michigan with her husband and two children.

AnnMarie Rowland is a columnist, poet, songwriter,
writing workshop leader, and touring musician.
In addition to the North of 45 Retreat for Writers,
she is the director of Johnathan Rand’s Author Quest;
a camp for young writers, and Word Compass Retreat for Writers.
Her work appears regularly in several regional magazines and newspapers.
When she’s not on the road, she divides her time between
Coldwater, MI and Owen Sound, Ontario.

For more information about the North of 45 Retreat,
to register, or to become a sponsor,
please contact Kelly Chamberlin, 800-292-0440. or


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.




Community Bible Studies
Men's Bible Study
Thursdays • 10:00am • adoba hotel Naubinway Recreation Room

Ladies' Bible Study
Monday • April 3 • 1:00pm • Engadine Methodist Church
Monday • April 10 • 1:00pm •  Naubinway Christian Fellowship
Monday • April 17 • 1:00pm • Engadine Methodist Church
Monday • April 24 • 1:00pm •  Naubinway Christian Fellowship


First Presbyterian Church
113 W John St, Newberry
3rd Thursday of each month
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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

The Erickson Center for the Arts
Waterfront Gallery presents
“Two Perspectives:
The Art of Christine Groleau and Laura Maze.” 

This exhibit will run from April 10th-May 31st and
offers viewers several mediums
including oil paint, photography, and watercolor
created by the Upper Peninsula artists.

Christine Groleau retired from teaching art and
opened her own studio in order to concentrate
more on her personal growth as an artist.  
She attends local workshops,
as well as hosts her own workshops in her studio.
She has concentrated on abstract painting with a
focus on color, and a strong center of interest.

Laura Maze focuses mainly on the process of
her work, but is mindful of the outcome.
Her changing interest in technique,
style, and material allow her to keep
her works of art spontaneous and personal.
Laura is currently in a gold leaf period
with her paintings and prints.

The exhibit will be open to the public
Monday-Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.


Songwriter's Group
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Last Monday of every month through May in the
Erickson Center for the Arts Performance Level.

Songwriters, musicians and music lovers alike will 
meet for an informal gathering.  All are welcome!

Join in as guests of the group share song ideas, play
guitar and other instruments, sing and just enjoy the
company of other music enthusiasts.

Free of charge

Contact Ruthette Mills for more information



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