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‘A Fantastic Woman’ to be screened MARQUETTE — Foreign Flicks, a new program dedicated to contemporary films from around the world, presents the 2017 Drama “A Fantastic Woman” at 6 p.m. Monday in the Peter White Public Library’s Community Room. This is a BYO dinner ...

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; ...

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Chamber seeking artist submissions L’ANSE — Baraga County Chamber of Commerce announces the submission period for its upcoming show located in downtown L’Anse. The chamber gallery will feature artists of Baraga County, including those who reside or work in the L’Anse and Baraga ...

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer opportunities available for willing people of all ages in Marquette County. Persons 55 or older can learn about these and other possibilities in their community by calling 315-2607 — the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Younger potential volunteers should contact the agencies ...

The calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: Can hoarding be cured? If not, I’ve reached the end of my rope. My dear wife of more than 30 years, who does not work outside the home, has filled up our attic, two rented storage spaces and one bedroom with so much useless stuff that you cannot walk into any of them. Our own ...

IHS Class of 1958 to meet

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming High School Class of 1958 will meet for lunch at 12:30 pm. Feb. 21 at Jasper Ridge Brewery in Ishpeming. Spouses are welcome. The class meets at Jasper Ridge the third Thursday of every month. For more information, call 228-3066.

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MRHC annual meeting Wednesday MARQUETTE — The Marquette Regional History Center invites the public to its annual meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. The Marquette Regional History Center began an awards program in 1984. The Helen Longyear Paul Award is given to recognize individuals and ...

Not the right gift

Dear Annie: With Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day coming soon, I would like to make a suggestion to children who send gift cards to their mothers or fathers. For Christmas, I received almost $400 in gift cards to clothing stores. I am very thankful and appreciative of these gifts, but I ...

The calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; ...

New at Peter White Public Library

You’re never too young or too old to read a picture book. Even when children learn to read on their own, there are many great benefits to reading a picture book together. When you read a new one, you are on the same footing … neither of you know what will happen next. Picture books are fun, ...

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Genealogical Society set to meet MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Genealogical Society’s monthly meeting will be held in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday. The program for this meeting will be about the Ishpeming Historical Society, presented by ...

Sad Valentine’s Day memories

Dear Annie: Each Valentine’s Day, I am filled with incredible sadness. Two years ago, my husband and I were expecting our first baby girl. Her due date was Valentine’s Day, and we were so thrilled with love and excitement at the arrival of our baby girl. Her name was going to be ...

‘Annihilation’ to be screened Tuesday

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library invites film fans to watch “Annihilation” at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Library’s Community Room on the lower level. Bring dinner to enjoy this holiday movie in a dinner theater setting with other movie lovers. A year has passed since Lena’s ...

The calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; ...

Marquette Legion fish fry Friday MARQUETTE — American Legion Post 44 Fish Fry is from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the post, 700 W. Bluff, Marquette On the menu, choices are whitefish or shrimp $11 or chicken strips $9. Meals come with a choice of baked potato or french fries. Salad bar is included with all meals. This meal is open to the public. Community dinner at Hope Free ISHPEMING — The monthly community dinner at Hope Free Lutheran Church located in west Ishpeming will be at 5 p.m. Sunday. The menu this month includes pork chops and baked potato. Groceries will also be available to those in need. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 906-485-5714. Gwinn school to host events GWINN — The Sixth Annual Wellness Fair and Chili Cook-off at Gwinn High School is set for 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. K.I. Sawyer and Gwinn elementary students can earn a “brag tag” for attending. There will be door prizes as well as hourly prizes. The family-friendly event is free to the public, crafters and vendors. For details, contact Barbie Ward-Thomas, food service director at Gwinn Area Community Schools, at 906-346-0313 or bward@gwinn.k12.mi.us. Isle Royale moose study at issue MARQUETTE — This is the 61st year of the famed Isle Royale Wolf-Moose Winter Study, the longest predator-prey study in the world. This year, it is threatened by (a potential) government shutdown. Three women who know the island and the mission of the Winter Study intimately intend to celebrate and consider the importance of the study, whether it goes forward or not. A musician, a poet, and the wife of the preeminent scientist of the study are part of a very special event Sunday at The Joy Center in Ishpeming. Two of Isle Royale’s past Artists in Residence, songwriter and composer Terri Bocklund and poet/painter/environmental activist Kathleen Heideman Rydholm will share their passion and works inspired by their experiences on Isle Royale. Special Guest Candy Peterson will join Bocklund and Heideman Rydholm with insights gained from being side by side with Dr. Rolf Peterson (the study’s preeminent scientist) for decades. Candy Peterson is the author of the memoir “A View from the Wolf’s Eye,” which chronicles her adventures with Rolf over the many years they have been involved with Isle Royale, not only as scientists, but as passionate and caring stewards of the unique northwooods wilderness, its temperamental biosphere, and its enigmatic inhabitants. Film clips from the full-length documentary film “A Fortunate Wilderness” will also be shared during the event. This film is the work of George Desort, also a past Isle Royale Artist in Residence, and a volunteer who annually goes to the island during the Winter Study to assist the team of scientists in their mission. The event at The Joy Center is free to all, and a “love offering” will be taken. The event begins at 7 p.m. Amputee social group to meet MARQUETTE — The next meeting of Amputee Social Group is set for 6 p.m. Feb. 19 at 1010 W. Washington St. in Marquette (Northern Orthotics and Prosthetics building). This is a peer social group created for all amputees, families, and friends in the Marquette community to share resources, life experiences and create relationships.Bulletin Board

Marquette Legion fish fry Friday MARQUETTE — American Legion Post 44 Fish Fry is from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the post, 700 W. Bluff, Marquette On the menu, choices are whitefish or shrimp $11 or chicken strips $9. Meals come with a choice of baked potato or french fries. Salad bar is included ...

Getting ready for a new dog

Dear Annie: I’m hoping to adopt a small dog soon, and obviously, my apartment needs to be prepared. The small, curious new member of the family will want to play with almost everything in reach, so I imagine I’ll need to clear the floor as much as possible. What else do I need to do to ...

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Transition reading group to meet MARQUETTE — The Transition Marquette County Reading Group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Dandelion Cottage Room of Peter White Public Library to discuss “The Sea Around Us” by Rachel Carson. It is not her most famous book, many people think it is ...