There’s always something to do in Iron County in addition to the best fishing, skiing and snowmobiling anywhere.
The Ottawa National Forest invites you to join us at the Ottawa Visitor Center on Saturday, Feb. 15, for a unique program and opportunity to learn more about the sport of dog sledding. From noon through 1 p.m., Patty Lewison, a local musher and member of the Wisconsin Trail Blazers Sled Dog Club and the International Sled Dog Race Association, will be on hand to provide a dog sled demonstration and answer any questions you may have. Meet Kea, Patty’s lead sled dog, and check out sledding equipment close up.Patty has raced in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Maine and Canada in the Pro Class, where she consistently finishes in the top four. She has won the Camp Hale Memorial Sled Dog Race in Colorado in 2007 and 2008 and was ranked sixth in the world. The Ottawa Visitor Center is located on the corner of US 2 and 45 in Watersmeet, Michigan. For additional information, call the Visitor Center at 906-358-4724.
Anyone looking for a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day card to send to a special friend or loved one need look no further than the West Iron District Library. Cards for Valentine’s Day as well as other occasions can be purchased at the Hearts and Art event, sponsored by the Friends of the Library on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon in the J. Patrick White Conference Room. These unique cards are designed and made by local card makers, artists and children. They range in price from $1 to $15 a set. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Profits from the sale go to support library programs and services. For more information, call the library at 265-2831.
The Beechwood Historical Society is hosting a fund-raiser on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Beechwood Hall, 178 Beechwood Store Road, approximately 7.5 miles west of Iron River, north of U.S. 2. There is no charge but any donations are welcome. All proceeds go to Nick and Andy Maki, who recently lost their home in a fire. The pot-luck is from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be a family- friendly movie shown after the meal at 6.
On Feb. 6, the Iron County (MI) Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m., at the West Iron District Library in the J. Patrick White Conference Room. It will be an informal meeting. The group will be sharing and assisting those in attendance. Meetings are open to all individuals and are held monthly in the library. For more information, visit www.ironcountymigenealogicalsociety.org
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