Calendar of Events

Story Time – Ages 5 and Under
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am
After School Club: Origami
Sep 23 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Recommended for Kindergarten and UP

Iron River City Farmer’s Market
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Farmer’s Markets provide a great opportunity to purchase in-season, locally grown, low-mileage farm products. Shoppers will be able to meet the farmers and get a chance to learn more about how their vegetables are grown; gather and share ideas for preparing’ and have a chance to try different varieties that aren’t always available at the grocery stores.

Knit & Crochet Circle
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am
Fall Perennial and Bulb Swap
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm


SPAY-ghetti NO (meat) BALLS Dinner with Baked Chicken hosted by Northwoods Animal Shelter
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Proceeds will be used for SPAY/NEUTER expenses for shelter pets and community programs offering help to area pet owners.

Dinner includes spaghetti with meat sauce (no meatballs), baked chicken, salad, dinner roll, dessert and coffee.  Take-outs are available.

50/50 drawings – Raffle Baskets  – Door prizes

Purchase tickets at the Animal Shelter, Four Seasons Animal Hospital and First National Bank & Trust (Plaza Office) in Iron River & First National Bank of Crystal Falls (Main Office and Jubilee Foods)

Book Babies
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am

Book Babies – Under Age 2

Social Interaction for Babies and Parents/Guardians

Lego Club
Sep 25 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Lego Club!

Family Fun Night – Homecoming Theme
Sep 26 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Family Fun Night includes crafts, games, and a light snack

$5 per child and must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or babysitter.


Free ORV Weekend
Sep 27 – Sep 28 all-day

 Free ORV Weekend is scheduled for Sept. 27-28. Learn more about these and other activities across the state at

On that weekend, residents and nonresidents may ride an ORV for free; no license or trail permit required. Riders save up to $36.25.

Michigan’s public ORV trails system covers 3,700 miles of trails and routes throughout the state. Free ORV Weekend also includes the use of the state’s five scramble areas: St. Helen’s Motorsport Area, Black Lake Scramble Area, Silver Lake, Bull Gap and The Mounds. Maps of state-designated trails are available on the DNR website

During Free ORV Weekend, all ORV rules and laws still apply. Riders should remember that:
• Operators under age 16 must have a valid safety training certificate. Michigan will accept ORV/ATV education certifications that are issued by other states and provinces. 
• Operators and passengers must wear a U.S. Dept. of Transportation-approved crash helmet and protective eyewear. 
Riders are encouraged to become familiar with the Handbook of Michigan Off-Road Vehicle Laws, available online, at DNR Customer Service Centers or anywhere hunting and fishing licenses are sold.

ORVs include multi-track or multi-wheeled vehicles; all-terrain vehicles (ATVs); motorcycles or related multi-wheel vehicles; amphibious machines; hovercraft; 2- or 4-wheel-drive vehicles that are highway-registered but operated off-highway or off-road. Snowmobiles are not considered ORVs.

Free ORV Weekend was signed into law last fall as part of Public Act No. 119 of 2013, which designates one weekend per year to coincide with a Free Fishing Weekend in addition to another one or two consecutive days in each year.

Although ORV permits and license fees are waived during Free ORV Weekend, a Recreation Passport is still required for vehicles entering Michigan state parks or recreation areas.

The Recreation Passport is an easy, affordable way for residents to enjoy and support outdoor recreation opportunities in Michigan. By checking “YES” for the $11 Recreation Passport ($5 for motorcycles) when renewing a license plate through the Secretary of State (by mail, kiosk, online at or at branch offices), Michigan motorists get access to state parks, recreation areas, state forest campgrounds, nonmotorized state trailhead parking and state boat launches. The Recreation Passport is valid until the next license plate renewal date. Nonresidents can purchase the Recreation Passport ($31 annual, $9 daily) at any state park or recreation area or (annual passes only) through the Michigan e-Store at

Learn more about this creative way of sustaining Michigan’s outdoor recreation and natural resources at