Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Community Calendar

Friday, July 3

Bessemer Blast Festivities, 3-on-3 basketball, 9 a.m .; Street Bowling, 5 p.m .; Bessemer High School Band performs, 6 p.m .; Simon Says, 6:30 p.m .; Derrick Brown Memorial Sling Shot Water Balloon Launch, 7 p.m .; Street Dance, 9 p.m., Sophie Street.

Michigan State Police, 10 a.m to 2 p.m., open house, Wakefield.

Double Trouble, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Serenity Center, Ironwood.

Mercer Food Pantry, noon-1 p.m., Railroad Street, Mercer, Wis. Emergencies: 715-476-7655.

Alcoholics Anonymous/Al-Anon, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood.

Wakefield Town Picnic, 1 p.m., Eddy Park. Food, music, fire department demonstrations.

Bessemer Class of 1970, get- together, 5 p.m., Pit Stop Bar, Bessemer.

Mellen Fourth of July Festivities, Lake States Mud Run, 5 p.m., East Bennett Street, Mellen.

Wakefield Concert in the Park, 7 p.m., Eddy Park.

Harbortown AA, 7:30 p.m. EDT, Ontonagon Village Housing, 100 Cane Court.

Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Ironwood.

Wakefield Fireworks, 10 p.m., “Lighning on the Lake,” Sunday Lake.

Saturday, July 4

Bessemer Blast Festivities, Poncho’s Memorial Salute, 6 a.m., Massie Field; Family Games and Races, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m .; Children’s Parade, 1 p.m., City Hall; Bessemer Volunteer Fire Department Open House, 2 p.m., Fire Hall; Memory Lane Car Cruise, 4:30 p.m., Parade Route; Fourth of July Parade, 7 p.m .; “Thunder on the Mountain” fireworks, dusk.

Sunday Lake Walk-Run, 8 a.m., Sunday Lake, Wakefield. Registration 6:45-7:45 a.m.

Unity of Faith Believers non-denominational service, 9 a.m., Eddy Park, Wakefield.

Bessemer Township Fourth of July Parade, 10 a.m., Ramsay.

Alcoholics Anonymous, 11 a.m., Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood.

Mercer Fourth of July Parade, 11 a.m., downtown, followed by food, music and games at Carow Park.

Wakefield Fourth of July Children’s Parade, 1 p.m., starts at Fire Hall.

Wakefield Fourth of July Parade, 1 p.m., starts at Cormier’s Corner. Followed by children’s games at Wakefield-Marenisco School.

Hurley Fireworks, dusk, Lake Michele.

Mercer Fireworks, dusk, Carow Park.

Sunday, July 5

Mercer Senior Center, pancake breakfast, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Mercer.

Alcoholics Anonymous, 1 p.m., closed meeting, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood.

Erwin Area Community Club, 12:30 p.m., annual picnic, Erwin Township Hall, Ironwood.

Gogebic Range Trail Authority, 6 p.m., Pit Stop, Bessemer.

Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., Sharon Lutheran Church, Bessemer.

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