Entertainment briefing

Chocolate Festival fundraiser event

MARQUETTE — SAIL, Disability Network of the U.P. will be hosting their ninth annual Chocolate Festival fundraiser for the One in Five Campaign to benefit the varied programs of SAIL across the U.P. The Chocolate Festival features local restaurants, bakeries and chocolatiers who donate delicious samples of chocolate desserts or they just may create new tastings for the community to try out! It’s a sweet event and everyone is welcome! Tickets are $10 per person, 5 years of age and under are free through February 23rd at 5pm. Tickets are $15 at the door. Call SAIL at 906-228-5744 or stopping by the SAIL office at 1200 Wright St. Marquette, MI 49855.

Folk dance session to be held Tuesday

MARQUETTE — The two folk dance groups that now meet weekly at the DanceZone are scheduling open house sessions.

Each session will be structured to familiarize attendees with the repertoire of each group, with teaching at each session representative of each group’s repertoire. Each session will include demonstration of a few advanced dances.

The first session was on Jan. 26, the regular meeting time of the Marquette Folk Dancers. The repertoire of this group has a slight emphasis on partner dances, with most of the repertoire coming from all over Europe. For info on Friday night folk dancing, which starts at 7 p.m., phone 226-9617.

The second session will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, the regular meeting time of the Northern Michigan University International Dancers. The repertoire of this group emphasizes non-partner dances with the repertoire coming from a wider range of countries than for the Friday group. For info, phone 236-1457.

For all sessions at Dance Zone (corner of College and Lincoln avenues), dress comfortably for exercise, and wear low-tread, clean-soled shoes. Dance Zone is at 1113 Lincoln Ave. in Marquette.

For more information, visit www.dancezonemqt.org.