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Discussion in government set

MARQUETTE – The Center for Michigan will be facilitating a non-partisan discussion on how to make Michigan’s government work better for the people of Michigan.

Topics will include state government services, management of the public purse and oversight of Michigan?s political system.

This event is hosted by the Lake Superior Community Partnership, 40 Below: Marquette County Young Professionals, Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce and Marquette Chamber of Commerce.

The Community Conversation will take place Sept. 8 at the Ramada of Marquette. Registration will begin at 7:45 a.m. with the presentation beginning at 8 a.m. A light breakfast and coffee will be served.

The cost is $10. To register visit www.marquette.org or call 906-226-6591.

Parkinson’s the focus of program

MARQUETTE – Lake Superior Hospice and the Dance Zone of Marquette are partnering to offer those in the community living with Parkinson’s an opportunity to improve their health and overall well being through movement and dance.

Ruth Almen, a social worker at Lake Superior Hospice with a background in working with people with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s will co-facilitate this group along with Marge Sklar, co-owner and dance teacher at the Dance Zone. Marge has been trained through the Dance for PD model, an internationally acclaimed training program, begun in Brooklyn, New York, and is well known for her dancing and dance instruction.

Research indicates the positive effects dance can have for people with Parkinson’s, including improved gait, balance, cardiac health and quality of life.

The first class session will run for six weeks, two times a week and will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6. Classes will be on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Fridays at 4 p.m. Attendance at every class is not required and there is no experience necessary.

Classes are free, and donations are accepted. For more information and to register, call Ruth at 225-7760.

VFW fish fry to start in Ishpeming

ISHPEMING – The VFW Post 4573, 310 Bank St., in Ishpeming, will resume its Friday night fish fry from 4-7 p.m. starting Sept. 9.

This is the primary fundraiser for the post. Take outs are available and steak, fried chicken and burgers are also on the menu. The post’s phone number is 486-4856.

Bett will be featured in series

MARQUETTE – The Beaumier Coffee House Series presents Dave Bett and Radio On at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Black Box Theatre at Northern Michigan University.

This event will feature Dave Bett, a veteran of several musical groups in Marquette, most notably, The Feltliners. Bett is one of the most respected guitar players and singer/songwriters in the region.

Radio On create an experimental sound of electric landscapes, using original poetry from group members and electric guitars, flute and keyboard. But, in a folkier, old vinyl kind of vibe, they also honor Levon Helm and Rick Danko in a song cycle.

They are currently working on a CD called “Coffee with Levon,” which they hope to have completed early next year. The group features Russ Thorburn, Dylan Trost and Jeremy Morelock.

The suggested donation is $5 adults and $1 students.

Contact the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at 906-227-3212 or heritage@nmu.edu for more information.

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UPCAP holding aging conference

MARQUETTE – The registration deadline has been extended to Friday for UPCAP’s third annual Live Well Age Well Conference.

UPCAP is teaming up with the Upper Peninsula Health Plan, and Marquette County Aging Services to bring the conference to Marquette. The conference will take place on Sept. 8 at the Holiday Inn.

Keynote speakers are Dr. James Surrell and Dr. Larry Skendzel along with a variety of health and wellness break-out sessions, lunch, and door prizes. Topics discussed at this event will include Elder Abuse, Drug Awareness, Advance Care Planning, and How to Enrich Life while Aging & Living Well.

Registration is $10 and includes a healthy breakfast paid for by the Superior Health Foundation, three presenters, three breakout sessions, prize drawings, and a lunch buffet.

For more information or to register, call1-800-338-1119 or dial 2-1-1. Printable registration is also available at www.UPCAP.org.

Dance Zone to hold party

MARQUETTE – The Dance Zone will host a farewell party for one of its favorite bands, Blue Champagne.

Band members Bob Buchkoe, Warren McDonald and Marylou Pesola have entertained the Marquette area dance community for several years. Two of the band’s members will be leaving the area soon.

The event is Saturday with potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. with dancing to follow. The event is open to the public. Those attending are asked to bring clean shoes to protect the dance floor and the dancers.

For more information, contact Marge at 906-236-1457.

Local bridge walk planned

CURTIS – The Three Lakes Area Fireworks Council has announced that the eighth annua Curtis Labor Day 3-Bridge Walk will take place between 8 a.m. and noon Sept. 5.

The walk will begin on Main Street between the Tally Ho and the Shipwreck Inn and will offer a choice of walking distances, from three-quarters of a mile to 3.5 miles, depending on how many of Curtis’ three Portage Creek bridges a walker wishes to cross.

There is no charge for participating but there will be voluntary toll booths at the bridges, and bridge walk T-shirts will be offered for sale. All proceeds from the day’s events will go toward providing the fireworks that are featured the evening of Curtis’ Fourth of July parade and at its Winter Carnival.

‘Guys and Dolls’ to be offered

CALUMET – The Calumet Players annual fall musical this year is “Guys and Dolls,” with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows.

The performances will take place at the Historic Calumet Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9, 10, 16 and 17 and at 2 p.m. Sept. 18. Ticket price is $15. Call the theatre’s box office at 906-337-2610 for tickets or purchase them at the door.

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Antique appraisal event to be held

MARQUETTE -Tickets are now on sale for an antique event coming to the area in September.

Peter White Public Library is hosting this antique appraisal event from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 and from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 in the library’s Shiras room.

People can find out how much that attic treasure or yard sale find is worth. Verbal item appraisals will be provided for advance ticket holders by Mark F. Moran, of Iola, Wisconsin, who has been active as an appraiser of antiques and fine art for more than 20 years. Spectators are welcome to attend at no charge and enjoy the action.

Tickets for a scheduled appraisal time are now available from the library’s circulation desk on the main floor for $15 per item. There is a limited number of tickets available for each day with a maximum purchase of three tickets per person. Reserve an appraisal time by calling 906-228-9510 with a valid credit card. Proceeds benefit the Peter White Public Library.

Categories of objects for appraisal may include: fine art, furniture, ceramics, glassware, vintage photographs, advertising, folk art, assorted toys, metal ware, clocks, costume jewelry, musical instruments, books and sporting memorabilia.

Items not appropriate for evaluation are weapons (except folding knives with advertising), traps, Nazi memorabilia, coins and paper money, fine jewelry including precious gems, and Beanie Babies. Questions on appropriate items can be submitted in advance to Moran via phone or email.

Guest appraiser Mark F. Moran is the former senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles Books for Krause Publications. He has served as a contributing editor for Antique Trader magazine, editor of Antique Review East and producer of Atlantic City’s antique show “Atlantique City.” He is the author or co-author of more than 25 books on antiques and collectibles, including the annual “Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles.”

A buyer and seller of antiques for more than 30 years, Moran specializes in vintage folk art, Americana, and fine art. He has been a guest expert on the PBS series “Antiques Roadshow” many times. Visit Moran’s website at mark-moran.blogspot.com for more information.

During his time in Marquette, Moran is available by appointment for in home evaluations of multiple items or those that are too large to transport. The fee for this service is $75 per hour, which also benefits the library. To schedule a private appraisal contact Moran directly by calling 715-281-5060 or email him at moranm1953@gmail.com.

For more details on the library’s appraisal event visit www.pwpl.info or call 228-9510.

Dance at Rock Community Center

ROCK – A dance will be held at the Rock Community-Senior Center, 3892 W. Mapleridge Road, from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11.

Music will be provided by Just The Two Of Us. Admission is $5 per person and a free-will donation lunch will be available. All proceeds benefit the Rock Senior Corporation. For more information, call Alice at 356-6588.

‘A Matter of Balance’ program

GWINN – A free program to be offered in Gwinn this September will help those with the fear of falling.

A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is a program for people whose fear of falling can be just as dangerous as falling itself. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in severe physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. Many older adults also experience increased isolation and depression when they limit their interactions with family and friends.

A Matter of Balance can help people improve their quality of life and remain independent.

A Matter of Balance is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.

UPCAP is offering an eight-week Matter of Balance class from 4-6 p.m. Mondays beginning Sept. 12 at the Gwinn Clubhouse. There is no cost to attend.

Call 906-346-9862 to register. For more information, visit www.upcap.org.

‘Laura’ at Once Upon A Crime

MARQUETTE – Once Upon A Crime, the book group for Mystery Lovers will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14 in the Dandelion Cottage Room at the Peter White Public Library to discuss “Laura” by Vera Casparay.

Laura Hunt was the ideal modern woman: beautiful, elegant, highly ambitious, and utterly mysterious. No man could resist her charms-not even the hardboiled NYPD detective sent to find out who turned her into a faceless corpse. As this tough cop probes the mystery of Laura’s death, he becomes obsessed with her strange power. Soon he realizes he’s been seduced by a dead woman – or has he? This hardboiled noir mystery begins a year of reading mysteries in a different genre each month.

New members are welcome. For more information, call 228-9953.

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‘The Human Age’ book discussion

MARQUETTE – The Transition Marquette County Reading Group will begin its 2016-2017 season with a discussion of the book “The Human Age” by Diane Ackerman at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 in the Conference Room at Peter White Public Library in Marquette.

In this book, Ackerman looks at ways humans have affected the planet and at some of the ways humans are now trying to save nature.

“She confronts the unprecedented reality that one prodigiously intelligent and meddlesome species, Homo sapiens, is now the dominant force shaping the future of planet Earth.” (from the book jacket).

The book was the winner of the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History Literature and the 2015 PEN New England Henry David Thoreau Prize.

Anyone is welcome to share in the conversation. It would help to have at least started to read the book. For more information call Charlie at 226-3314 or email mqtchaz@gmail.com.

Northern Vegans dinner at NMU

MARQUETTE – The public is invited to join Northern Vegans for a cafeteria-style dinner at the Northern Michigan University Campus Marketplace Dining Hall at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7.

Those attending can purchase some vegan dinner items at the numerous food stations. All are welcome, no RSVP required. Visit www.northernvegans.com, Northern Vegans on Facebook, or call 236-1279 for more information. Go to meet.nmu.edu/dining/?page_id=44 for directions.

Registrations for Youth?Day event

NEGAUNEE – The Ishpeming-Negaunee-NICE Community Education Division is taking registrations for the annual Youth Day sponsored by the U.P. Whitetails Association of Marquette County and the Negaunee Rod and Gun Club.

This Youth Day is free to all youths ages 8-16 and will take place at the Negaunee Rod and Gun Club on Saturday, Sept. 10, starting at 8 a.m.

Space is limited to the first 140 entries. Thursday, Sept. 8, is the last day to register – or until the program limit is met.

Events will be air rifle, .22 rifle, archery, shotgun, and others. Prizes will be awarded in the three age categories.

Call INN Community Schools at 906-475-4173 to register.

Graveraet Class of 1953 to meet

MARQUETTE – Graveraet Class of 1953 will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 at The Crossroads.

For more information, call 906-475-5119.

Friends of Carnegie Public Library

ISHPEMING – The Friends of the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library will hold their first meeting of the season at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 in the Children’s Room of the library.

The FOL is a group of citizens committed to the library and the service it provides. They have been supporting the library in a variety of ways for 37 years.

They help focus public attention on the library and promote public and private support for the library. The Friends of the Library offers volunteer opportunities and raises funds through book sales and sales of historic calendars and notecards, annual recipe books, and other items from time to time. They also sponsor lyceums and other events several times a year and publish a newsletter four times annually.

Their meetings are open to all who are interested in supporting the library and its programs. They meet monthly from September through December and March through June on the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Leverton Community Room on the lower level of the library.

Membership is open to anyone who wishes to support the library.

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‘Marquette County Collects’ exhibit

MARQUETTE – The Marquette Regional History Center presents The Special Exhibit: Marquette County Collects.

It opens Sept. 17 and continues through Dec. 29

Private collectors around the region acquire strange and wonderful items. These fascinating works give us insight into our culture. Collections include: early flashlights, World’s Fair memorabilia, Wigwam food containers by Carpenter Cook of Memominee, early Marquette County soda bottles, vintage flower brooches, autographs from the cast of “Anatomy of a Murder” and Paint by Number paintings.

This exhibit is open during regular museum hours. Visit marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571 for more info.

MARSP?meets at Carp River Gardens

MARQUETTE – The Marquette County Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will gather at the Carp River Gardens in Negaunee Township at 1 p.m. Sept. 13.

All school personnel retirees in the area are invited to join them for a picnic lunch and tour of the gardens.

Jim Somers, retired teacher and co-owner, will give members and guests a tour of the gardens, which are located at 73 Heritage Drive in Negaunee.

Call for reservations for the $8 lunch or for more information to 486-8096 or 226-3388 by Friday, Sept. 9.

MARSP is open to all retired school personnel in the state, keeping members informed of changes in health insurance and benefits, along with current legislation affecting them.

PATH workshop held in Ishpeming

ISHPEMING – The Diabetes Personal Action Towards Health workshop is returning to UP Health System-Bell Hospital in Ishpeming beginning on Sept. 19.

The PATH?workshop helps people living with daily challenges of diabetes, learn skills and tools needed to improve their health and manage their symptoms. Subjects covered include: symptoms of diabetes, stress, managing fatigue and emotional problems, exercise, healthy eating, medications, and working with health care providers.

The six-week class will meet on Monday evenings, from 6-8:30 p.m. beginning on Sept. 19 and ending Oct. 24. Pre registration is required – family and caregivers are welcome. There is no cost to attend.

Call 1-800-338-7227 or dial 2-1-1 to register. For more information, visit www.upcap.org. Program’s sponsors include UPCAP, UPDON, the Western Marquette County Health Foundation and MSU Extension.

Richie Yurkovich Band to perform

ISHPEMING – The Richie Yurkovich Band will be playing from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Ishpeming VFW Post, 310 Bank St.

The cot is $8 per person at the door. Refreshments and a meal will be available at a low price.

Last swap/flea market of season

TRENARY – Great Northern Poultry and Livestock Connection will have its last swap/flea market of the 2016 season at Holmquist Feed Mill in Trenary from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10.

GNPLC members are free, and non-members are $5 to sell. Membership is $15 per year/per family. A silent auction will run from 10 a.m. until noon. Donations for the auction are accepted and appreciated. A 50/50 raffle and concessions are available. There will also be a bake goods fundraiser. Free admission to public rain or shine however poultry will be tested there will be a fee for this.

Contact Eileen for information at 225-9920 or Connie at 346-9506.

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Local bicycle tour planned

MARQUETTE -The RadTour Marquette – a Bicycle Tour of Local Farms, Food and Ferments – is planned from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 4.

It will start at The Flying Moose in Marquette and the style will be leisurely, laid-back, paved, trail and a few miles of gravel. All skill levels are welcome.

RadTour’s mission is to promote the local food and bicycling movements. Bicyclists will embark on a tour that celebrates Upper Peninsula small farms and seasonal food. The 30-mile ride-at-your-own-pace route traverses the Iron Ore Trail along beautiful Lake Superior and splits off onto country roads southwest of Marquette. Cyclists stop at local farms to meet farmers, take a tour, and relax. At each stop there will be culinary tastings made with farm fresh ingredients prepared by local chefs. The ride ends at Blackrocks Brewery.

The tours will be at Seeds and Spores and Head in the Cloud Llama Farm

“We call them our Superhero Farmers because small farmers are revitalizing our broken food and ag systems,” said Audrey Wiedemeier, event director, in a news release. “They are feeding folks nutritious food and supercharging our communities too. We are organizing the ride to inspire folks to source locally and choose to bike whenever possible.”

Featured stops and chefs: The Flying Moose; Seeds and Spores Family Farm; Head in the Clouds Llama Farm; Peace Pie Company; Chef Jill Mielcarek; Steinhaus; The Marq; and Blackrocks Brewery.

More Information can be found at RadTourBikeRide.com with up to date details found on the Facebook page @radtourrideon.

IHS Class of 1955 to meet

ISHPEMING – The Ishpeming High School Class of 1955 will meet for lunch at noon Thursday at the Up North Lodge near Gwinn.

For more information, call Beverly (Ninnis) Martin at 906-428-9119.

Preschool open house in offing

MARQUETTE – Redeemer Lutheran Preschool, located at 1700 W. Fair Ave., in Marquette, is hosting an open house from 6-8 p.m. Thursday for children who are not currently enrolled in its program.

Classes for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds are available for the 2016-2017 school year.

Redeemer Lutheran Preschool offers a Christian based curriculum which includes art, music, gym, literacy, snack and free play allowing for a full, stimulating educational experience.

The open house will provide an opportunity for meeting teachers, seeing the classrooms, asking questions about the program and receiving registration information.

Additional information can be found at www.redeemermqt.org or by contacting Carmen Albert at 228-9883.

Rock planning Labor Day bash

ROCK – The 73rd annual Rock Lions Labor Day Celebration will take place on Sept. 3 with the parade at 11 a.m.

The parade theme is “Rock: The Next 150 years.” Grand marshals for this year’s parade are Bob and Marlene Koski of Rock. Cash prizes will be awarded in several categories with a $200 top prize.

There is still time to join the parade: Call Joan at 906-356-6505 or jkitiuk@yahoo.com to register.

Following the parade, there will be games and activities for all ages, music, craft/flea market, pasties, burgers, brats, and beer at the Rock Lions Clubhouse grounds, M-35, Rock.

New this year: free vision screening for school-age children and a Half Car Cutting Contest.

The Labor Day celebration is sponsored by the Rock Lions, a non-profit service organization that provides funding for charitable organizations and local needs.

Holiday health department hours

MARQUETTE – The Marquette County Health Department will be closed Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day.

It will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6.

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Hunger walk orientation set

MARQUETTE – There is a recruiters’ orientation meeting for those interested in helping people in poverty at 6 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, 120 N. Front St., in Marquette.

The meeting is for the upcoming CROP Hunger Walk which will be held Oct. 2 – registration at 1:30 p.m. and walk at 2 p.m. – from First Presbyterian Church.

Those attending Wednesday’s orientation session will receive a free T-shirt and pizza.

Churches, various community groups and individuals are welcome to this orientation meeting during which people will receive pertinent information about the CROP Hunger Walk which will benefit the Salvation Armies and St. Vincent de Paul Societies of Marquette County. Monies raised by walkers will also benefit those in poverty throughout the world.

Contact Jenny Cammaratta at 226-6587 or Katherine Finegan at 228-2300 for more information.

Trappers education class planned

ESCANABA – The Trappers Education Class being held on Sept. 17 at the DNR Pocket Park in the Upper Peninsula State Fair grounds is already half full and the registration deadline is Monday.

Jo Ann at the Escanaba DNR field office is handling registrations and can be reached at 906-786-2351. The DNR office is located 6833 U.S. 2, U.S. 41 and M-35, Gladstone. Office hours at the DNR office are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For questions about the class or help with the homework after registration, call or email Bob Steinmetz at 906-786-6265 or bobsteinmetz@charter.net.

County board of health to meet

MARQUETTE – The regular monthly meeting of the Marquette County Board of Health will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Room 231 of the Henry A. Skewis Courthouse Annex, in Marquette.

The board of health will go in closed session directly after the meeting to discuss the AFSCME union contract.

For more information go to www.mqthealth.org.

Foster parents in U.P. sought

MARQUETTE – Teaching Family Homes of Upper Michigan is currently searching for new foster parents all over the Upper Peninsula.

TFH is looking for foster parents of all types. The person does not have to be married, have children of his/her own, or own a home. Anyone of good moral character who has a desire to impact the life of a child can become a foster parent.

Call TFH at 906-249-5437 for more information.

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Feeding America to Ishpeming

ISHPEMING – The Feeding America Truck will be at the Ishpeming VFW Post 4573 with a mobile food pantry from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 1.

The address is 310 Bank St., in Ishpeming. Anyone who needs food is welcome. Bring a sturdy container, such as a laundry basket. Also, if possible, someone to carry the food.

Crafters sought for bazaar

MARQUETTE – The South County Fund Committee is currently looking for Crafters for its Oct. 15 Craft Bazaar. For more information, call Mick at 942-7737 or Chris at 346-5535.

‘Youth’ screening at PWPL planned

MARQUETTE – Peter White Public Library’s Matinee Movie series continues at 12:30 p.m. Sept.1 with a screening of the drama “Youth” in the library’s Community Room.

Michael Caine stars as Fred, a retired orchestra conductor, who is on holiday at an elegant hotel in the Alps. Accompanying him is his daughter and his film director best friend, Mick, played by Harvey Keitel. While Mick scrambles to finish the screenplay for what he imagines will be his last important film, Fred has no intention of ever resuming his musical career. But someone wants, at all costs, to hear him conduct again.

Matinee Movie welcomes the public to bring a lunch and enjoy the movie in a dinner theater setting. Closed captioning will be on to ensure access for all.

There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.

Senior dance at Sawyer

K.I. SAWYER – There will be a senior dance at the K.I. Sawyer Community Center from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 4.

Music will be provided by the Heart Beats. Snacks will be available. The center is located within the Heritage Air Museum, 402 3rd Street, at K.I. Sawyer.

Religious classes scheduled

MARQUETTE – The fall semester of classes for the Lay School of the Northern Great Lakes Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 6 and run each Tuesday through Nov. 29, except for Thanksgiving week.

The classes, held at Messiah Lutheran Church, 305 W. Magnetic St. in Marquette, are open to anyone interested, and no membership is required. The location represents a change in the hopes that more people from the greater Marquette area will attend. There is no cost for tuition except for books.

To register or for more information, contact the Rev. Warren Geier, site coordinator at pastor@bethanyishpeming.org or call 486-4351.

The classes are: Christian Theology-God the Holy Spirit Sept. 6-27 from 3-6 p.m.; Preaching and Exegetical Techniques Sept. 6-Nov. 29 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.; American Church History Oct. 4-25 from 3-6 p.m.; and Prophets I/Isaiah and Jeremiah Nov. 1-29 from 3-6 p.m.

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Free adoptions at Fox Marquette

MARQUETTE – From 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Fox Marquette, 3815 U.S. 41 West, Marquette, will be offering free adoptions of Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter animals

“Find a Friend with FOX” is an offsite pet adoption fair that helps UPAWS animals in need of a loving home. UPAWS will be bringing animals that need homes to Fox Marquette. People interested in adopting a pet must stop by Fox Marquette to see the animals there and obtain an “adoption voucher.” The animals at the shelter, Petsmart and in foster care included too, however those interested in participating must stop at FOX Marquette first to obtain a voucher. Sorry, no exceptions.

The “Find a Friend with FOX” pet adoption event brought to the community by Fox Motors in partnership with UPAWS.

The UPAWS shelter will be open from 3-7 p.m. that day.

Elba Morse Group meets Thursday

MARQUETTE – The Elba Morse Group will meet at Jeffery’s Restaurant at 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

All retired nurses and their guests are invited. No reservations are required.

Community Block?Party to be held

ISHPEMING – Hope Free Lutheran church in west Ishpeming will hold a Community Block Party from 5-7 p.m. Sunday.

This event will feature a picnic dinner with inside seating available.

Outdoor events include horse rides, games and face painting for the kids along with National Guard, fire and police vehicles. Groceries will be available to those in need and a free gift will be given to everyone.

This will also be an opportunity to meet the new pastor, Dave Ryerson and his family and for anyone interested to sign up for fall Sunday school classes and Junior Youth Group.

This event is free of charge and all are welcome. For more information, call the church office at 485-5714.

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NARFE to meet next week

MARQUETTE – The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Chapter 1900, will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Citizens Forum Room of Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Ave., in Marquette.

The Lakeview site is a temporary change caused by street construction around the Marquette Senior Center, where the chapter normally meets.

NARFE Chapter 1900 includes members from the Marquette, Escanaba, Rapid River, Houghton and Hancock areas. For additional information, call 906-475-0362.

Time change for recital

MARQUETTE – The time has changed for an upcoming recital.

The public is invited to the Peter White Public Library at 7 p.m. Tuesday for a piano recital by Emma Verlinden, a student of the Bob Buchkoe Piano Studios. That is different from the time originally announced.

This casual recital will include classical music, a complimentary cupcake bar, and a few original pieces by the musician herself.

It’s a chance to support a local musician and aspiring college student by attending.

Nature workshop planned

MARQUETTE – A “What Tree is That?” workshop is planned at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, with participants meeting at MooseWood Nature Center in Marquette.

Matt Watkeys, the forester for Marquette/Alger Conservations District, will lead a workshop in identifying local trees in the full flush of their summer foliage. Learn them now so when the leaves are gone, they can be spotted by the less obvious clues of bark, twig, and shape.

The workshop will begin at Moosewood Nature Center on Presque Isle and will involve walking around Presque Isle. Admission is $5, $10 for a family. Free for members.

Recommended ages 7 and up.

Swap and flea market on tap

NEGAUNEE – The Marquette County Animal Swap and Flea Market will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 27 at Tractor Supply, 367 U.S. 41 East, in Negaunee.

Feathers and fowl are allowed this year.

For information call Bob at 906-361-6106 or Sandy at 906-361-1199.

Co-op to coordinate farm tours

MARQUETTE – The annual local farm tours sponsored by the Marquette Food Co-op will take place Aug. 28 and Sept. 11 this year.

The August tour date will include Rock River Perennial Garden in Chatham, Grand Bees Apiary in Pelkie, Virgin Earth Farm in Republic, Seeds & Spores Family Farm in Marquette, and Reh-Morr Farm in Eben Junction.

The September date includes the MSU North Farm in Chatham, Wintergreen Farm in Ontonagon, and Treasa’s Treasures in Munising. The tours run from noon-5 p.m. for both dates. The events are free and run rain or shine so dress appropriately.

For 11 years, the Marquette Food Co-op has been coordinating tours of local farms to offer everyone the opportunity to connect with local food. In that span of time, the food landscape in the U.P. has changed to reflect an increasing interest in supporting local economies, the growth of farmers markets, and more people focused on the connections between food, health, and healthy communities. The farms are the backbone of this movement, because it is their risk, their hard work and ingenuity – and their food – that has been driving the local food revolution.

“The farms tours were created to encourage people to learn more about where their food comes from and give the farmers an opportunity to showcase what they do best – provide healthy, delicious food to their communities,” said Outreach Director Natasha Lantz in a news release. Lantz initiated the tours in 2006.

Many farmers look forward to the tours as a direct connection to the people who want to learn the story behind their food.

Elise Bunce, who grows herbs and plant starts at Rock River Perennial Garden has been on the tours since the first year. Bunce said, “People come all the way out to see us. People want to know, they want to learn and they really care.”

In fact, more than 2,200 people have visited 27 farms across the U.P. since 2006.

To learn more about the Local Farm Tours visit www.marquettefood.coop/local-farm-tours or contact the Co-op’s Education Coordinator Sarah Monte at 906-225-0671, extension 723.

Meet teachers at Bothwell

MARQUETTE – Bothwell Middle School has set times for Meet the Teacher Night and schedule pickup:

– Aug. 31: sixth-grade Meet the Teacher Night for parents 6 p.m.; BMS band sixth-grade parent meeting 7:15 p.m.; and BMS orchestra sixth-grade parent meeting 7 p.m.

– Sept. 1; sixth-grade student schedule pickup 9 a.m.; seventh-grade student schedule pickup, 10 a.m.; and eighth-grade student schedule pickup 11 a.m.

– Sept. 14: seventh- and eighth-grade Meet the Teacher Night at 6:30 p.m.

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Verlinden to perform at PWPL

MARQUETTE – The public is invited to the Peter White Public Library at 6 p.m. Tuesday for a piano recital by Emma Verlinden, a student of the Bob Buchkoe Piano Studios.

This casual recital will include classical music, a complimentary cupcake ba, and a few original pieces by the musician herself.

It’s a chance to support a local musician and aspiring college student by attending.

Woodworker rally scheduled

MARQUETTE – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer “Woodworker Rally V” from 8 a.m. to noon Mondays in the Northern Michigan University Jacobetti Complex, room 137.

Session I runs Monday-Oct. 3 and Session II runs Oct. 10-Nov. 14.

Participants can bring their idea to class and instructor Sam Carey will suggest appropriate tools, demonstrate skills and finishing techniques and cover safety and “tricks of the trade.”

For more information, contact Jan Hruska at 225-1871. Register by calling 227-2979. The cost is $30/session for NCLL members and $60/session for nonmembers.

Internet ‘connection’ session set

MARQUETTE – The Peter White Public Library will offer Connect with Google Hangout from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Computer Lab on the upper level of the library.

The session is a chance to learn how to set up an account and use the Google Hangout app to connect with friends or long-distance meetings, complete with video and sound.

This class is part of the Technology Tuesday series of computer classes offered by PWPL. Contact the Reference Desk at 226-4312 with any questions.

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Kiwanis accepting grant apps

MARQUETTE – The Kiwanis Club of Marquette is now accepting grant applications for the 2016 fiscal year.

The deadline is Sept. 15. An application can be found at: www.marquettekiwanis.org.

Kiwanis Club of Marquette is a community service organization whose mission is to serve the children of the community and the world.

Trenary the site for dance

TRENARY – Everyone is welcome to dance at the Trenary Community Building from 1-5 p.m. Sunday to the music of Angels and Outlaws.

Admission is $5. A lunch is available for $3.

NMU Fall Fest set for Monday

MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University’s Fall Fest is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, the first day of classes. The event will take place on the lawn outside the University Center.

Fall Fest is an opportunity fair, where students can learn about opportunities to become involved in student organizations or volunteering for area non-profit agencies. They will also be introduced to local businesses and the products or services they offer.

There will also free entertainment and ice cream and business giveaways.

For more information, contact the NMU Center for Student Enrichment at 227-2439.

Graphic novel club to meet

MARQUETTE – Peter White Public Library’s graphic novel book club, Let’s Get Graphic, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Border Grill on West Washington Street to discuss “The Last Christmas,” written by Gerry Dugan and comedian Brian Posehn and illustrated by comic book artist and author Rick Remender.

From the back cover, “After the apocalypse, no one is safe, not even at the North Pole. After tragedy strikes, Santa withdraws from life and turns his back on Christmas.

When he finally emerges from seclusion, the old world is gone forever, and as Santa struggles to find his way in a post-apocalyptic world, can he find a way to save Christmas too? With quick witted, dark humor, you’ll never see jolly old St. Nick the same way after reading this book.”

In the spirit of Krampus and Gremlins, “The Last Christmas” is not your typical holiday story, but is sure to please horror fans while providing a little yuletide cheer at the end of summer.

This book club is perfect for seasoned graphic novel reader or anyone looking to join a book club. Parental discretion is advised. There is no admission charge for this event.

Mention “Let’s Get Graphic” when buying The Last Christmas at Taiga Games and receive 15 percent off the cover price.

To find out more about Peter White Public Library’s graphic novel book club “Let’s Get Graphic” visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4316.

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‘By the Sea’ to be screened at PWPL

MARQUETTE – Peter White Public Library invites film fans to enjoy a bring-your-own-meal film event at 6 p.m. Tuesday for a screening of the romantic drama “By the Sea” in the library’s Community Room.

Set in France during the mid-1970s, Vanessa, a former dancer played by Angelina Jolie Pitt, and her husband Roland, an American writer played by Brad Pitt, travel the country together. They seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/cafe-keeper and a hotel owner.

Written by Jolie Pitt, “By the Sea” is rated R for sexual content and runs for 120 minutes.

Viewers are welcome to bring a takeout meal to enjoy in the dinner theater setting.

There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.

Openings at Redeemer preschool

MARQUETTE – Redeemer Lutheran Preschool currently has openings in the Savior’s Sunbeams class for children who are 3 years old.

The class meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:30-3 p.m. Children need to be 3 years of age by Sept. 8 to start this class and be potty-trained.

Children who turn 3 on or before Dec. 31 may enroll for a later start date if openings still exist.

Redeemer Lutheran Preschool offers a Christian based curriculum which includes art, music, gym, literacy, snack and free play allowing for a full, stimulating educational experience. A child care option is available.

Redeemer Lutheran Preschool is located at 1700 W. Fair Ave., Marquette. For more information contact Carmen Albert at 228-9883 or check out the preschool and child care program at www.redeemermqt.org.

Beautification committee to meet

NEGAUNEE – The Negaunee Beautification Committee will hold its August meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Pocket Park on Iron Street.

Members will continue their efforts in the garden areas of the park. This will be a split meeting in that some members may also choose to work in the Miners Park flower gardens. A short meeting will take place at 8 p.m. at the Midtown Bakery & Cafe. The public is always invited and welcome. Those attending should bring gloves, but no experience is required.

For more information, contact Anna Mattson at 475-4229.

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PWPL series to screen ‘Ex Machina’

MARQUETTE – Peter White Public Library’s late night film series, “And the Winner Is,” continues at 7:30 p.m. Monday with a screening of the science fiction psychological thriller “Ex Machina” in the library’s Community Room.

Domhnall Gleeson portrays a young programmer who is selected by his CEO, played by Oscar Isaac, to participate in an experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking intelligent humanoid.

Winning the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, “Ex Machina” received a nomination for the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation to be voted on this week at the World Science Fiction Convention held in Kansas City, Missouri. Alicia Vikander won a Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of the humanoid, Ava.

“Ex Machina” is rated R, runs for 108 minutes. There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.

A-negative blood needed

MARQUETTE – The U.P. Regional Blood center has announced there is a critical need for A-negative blood in the Upper Peninsula.

Blood donation sites are open in Hancock, Marquette, Escanaba, and Sault Ste. Marie. Donations to the U.P. Regional Blood Center always stay in the Upper Peninsula to help patients in the local community.

Center locations and hours can be found online:

www.mgh.org/our-services/all-services/regional-blood-donation. Call 1-800-491-4483 (GIVE) to schedule an appointment to make a donation.

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Pointer rescue marking milestone

MARQUETTE – Wisconsin German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization covering the state of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula – and it’s celebrating its 10th anniversary.

WGSPR saves German Shorthaired Pointers from shelters, humane societies, and owner surrenders. The rescued dogs are placed into foster homes to be loved, nurtured, trained and in some cases nursed back to health while WGSPR finds the perfect permanent home and loving family for them.

Established in March of 2006, WGSPR has rescued almost 380 GSPs, GSP mixes, English Pointers over the last 10 years and placed them into new homes. They are on track to push the number of saved GSPs over the 400 mark, this year. Currently the organization has more than 100 volunteers that assist with fostering, transports, fundraisers, home visits, and show/event participation.

To celebrate the 10 years of rescuing GSPs, WGSPR volunteers and rescue adopters, and lots and lots of GSPs will be gathering at Kellyland Park in Weston, Wisconsin, at 11 a.m. CDT Saturday to spend the day with people that are passionate about GSPs and dogs.

To learn more about WGSPR, its available rescue dogs and opportunities to volunteer or support, go to its website at www.wgspr.com.

Raise a pint for small businesses

MARQUETTE – Northern Initiatives and three U.P. businesses are putting on events this month to raise a pint for small business.

The events will offer the public a chance to enjoy great craft beer and support a great cause. Each brewery or bar will donate a portion of sales to Northern Initiatives, a nonprofit that helps small businesses launch and grow in the community.

  • Chocolay River Brewery, 200 W. Main St., in Harvey, will have the event from 5-7 p.m. Sunday.
  • Sol Blue Lounge and Taprooom, 212 E. Ludington, Iron Mountain, will have the event from 4-6 p.m. CT Aug. 16.
  • Blackrocks Brewery, 124 N. Third St., in Marquette, will host from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 17.

These events are supported in part by Chemical Bank.

For more information call 906-228-5571 or visit the webpage: www.northerninitiatives.org/brews-for-small-business/

MCCD board members sought

MARQUETTE – Members of the public are invited to make a difference in the community by becoming a member of the Marquette County Conservation District’s Board of Directors.

Conservation districts are local units of government entrusted with managing and directing conservation activities locally. Decisions relating to water quality, fisheries habitat improvement, pollution in the lakes, and restoration of wildlife habitat are examples of the types of resource issues that a board member might provide insight and advice.

Board members provide guidance for natural resource planning in Marquette County. Board members serve as volunteers and attend the regular monthly meeting, held on the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in Marquette. Board positions are four years in length and will begin after the election after the MCCD annual meeting. A nominating petition must be filed by close of business on Friday, Aug. 26 for this election that will take place at the annual meeting in the fall of 2016.

Anyone interested in becoming a director can send a short biography and letter of interest to Renee Leow, Conservation District Manager, Marquette County Conservation District at 780 Commerce Drive Suite C, in Marquette.

For more information call 906-226-8871, ext. 129, visit the website at www.marquettecd.org, or friend the organization on Facebook.

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Lynch group to play Crystal Falls

CRYSTAL FALLS – Crystal Theatre will welcome the Phil Lynch Quartet to the stage at 2 p.m. CDT Sunday as part of its “Gem of a Season” concert series.

Based in Upper Michigan, this group of seasoned musicians features a repertoire that ranges from Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis, to the Beatles and Disney – all played in the “key of jazz.”

A recent addition to their play list is “Upper Michigan Suite,” Phil Lynch’s original instrumental composition celebrating the Upper Peninsula’s unique locale and interesting history.

The quartet has joked that an alternate name for the group might be “The Schoolteachers” since the members are all current or former educators. Phil Lynch, social studies instructor at Escanaba Schools, writes and arranges the music, plays piano and sings. John Beck, Escanaba High School vocal music director, plays bass; Craig Recla, Iron Mountain director of instrumental music, plays trumpet and guitar; Greg Hunt, music director emeritus of Norway Schools, is on drums.

Advance tickets for the Phil Lynch Quartet may be purchased for $17 online at thecrystaltheatre.org or by phoning 875-3208. Admission at the door is $20 for adults and $5 for youths under 18.

Blood drive times, locations cited

MARQUETTE – The U.P. Regional Blood Center , a service of U.P. Health System-Marquette, has announced upcoming blood drives throughout the Upper Peninsula. All times are local:

– Monday Aug. 15, Our Savior Lutheran Church, Kingsford, 3-6 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call Sue LeDuc at 906-774-7241.

– Tuesday Aug. 16, RTI Surgical, Marquette, 3-4:30 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call Anna Reynolds at 225-5654.

– Saturday Aug. 20, Van Riper State Park, Champion, 1-4 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call Melanie Brand at 339-4461.

– Tuesday Aug. 23, Antique Snowmobile Museum, Naubinway, 3-5 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call Robert Beaudoin at 906-477-6286.

– Wednesday Aug. 24, Dickinson County Healthcare System, Iron Mountain, 11:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. lower level. For an appointment call Heather Zahn at 906-776-5795.

– Thursday Aug. 25, Lakestate Industries, Marquette, 9 a.m. to noon with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call Shelby Bischoff at 273-2131.

– Friday Aug. 26, River Valley Bank, Marquette, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call Jake Trucco at 373-2601.

– Monday Aug. 29, Central Saving Bank, Sault Ste. Marie, 2-4 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call Amanda Peters at 235-1219.

– Tuesday Aug. 30, Florence Rescue Squad, Florence, Wisconsin, 3-6 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call Rick Knepper at 715-528-5999.

– Wednesday Aug. 31, Grace Lutheran Church, Gwinn, 2-5 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call Joyce Styer at 346-7595.

– Thursday Sept. 1, Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital, Laurium, 3-6 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call the hospital laboratory at 906-337-6550.

– Wednesday Sept. 7, River Valley Bank, Houghton, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call Kim McMullen at 906-483-2601.

– Wednesday Sept. 7, River Valley Bank, Calumet, 3-5 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call Beth Ann Conley at 906-337-6916.

– Thursday Sept. 8, UPHS-Marquette-Neldberg Building (first floor), Marquette, 11a.m.-3 p.m. For an appointment call the blood center at 225-4610.

– Friday Sept. 9, Copper Country Mental Health, Houghton, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For an appointment call Joe Freed at 906-482-9400.

– Saturday Sept. 10, Van Riper State Park, Champion, 1-4 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call Melanie Brand at 339-4461.

– Sunday Sept. 11, Chassell Holy Trinity Church, Chassell, 8:30 a.m.-noon with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call the Rev. Joe Iverson at 906-370-8410.

– Monday Sept. 12, Victorian Heights Assisted Living, Crystal Falls, 2:30-4:30 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call Lindsey Anderson at 906-874-1441.

– Wednesday Sept. 13, Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, Manistique, 1-5:15 p.m. For an appointment call Lila Panek at 906-341-6447.

– Thursday Sept. 15, Aspirus Grand View Hospital, Ironwood, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For an appointment call Patti Corullo at 906-364-1646.

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A day at Mayapple Cottage Farm

MARQUETTE – The public is invited to join Northern Vegans (www.northernvegans.com) and Borderland Vegans (www.borderlandvegans.com) for a day at Mayapple Cottage Farm at W8756 Peterson Drive in Breitung Township in Dickinson County at 11 a.m. ET Sunday, Aug. 28.

Those attending should bring a vegan lunch and spend a peaceful summer day on the farm visiting with the animals, tasting fresh herbs, or participating in a craft project. Rain or Shine. Call 236-1279 or visit www.northernvegans.com for more information.

2016 Holiday Art Sale held Nov. 19

MARQUETTE -The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its 2016 Holiday Art Sale, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This holiday sale is open to all media: painting, photography, fibers, glass, jewelry, metals, wearable art, etc. Artwork for sale must be made by the artist. This is a juried show that will not accept any kit, import, country craft or resale items.

Applications are available online at www.mqtcty.org/ arts.php or can be picked up at the MACC, located at 217 N. Front St. in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.

To be considered for the jurying process, artists are asked to submit the following: completed application, a self-addressed stamped envelope, six photographs of their artwork (these images must be representative of what the artist will be selling) and cash or check with desired booth size and table rental total.

Mail artist images along with the application and payment to the MACC mailing address at 300 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855 or drop completed applications off at the MACC. Email submissions and incomplete applications will not be accepted.

The application deadline will be Friday, Sept. 2. Failure to abide by the above criteria will result in immediate disqualification.

The MACC cannot guarantee any artist that they will be receiving the same booth location as previous year participation. At this time there will be no double booths granted this year. Rejected applicants’ check or cash will be sent back by self-addressed envelope. Artists will be notified of acceptance by Friday, Sept. 16. For additional information call the MACC at 906-228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org.

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Church hosting Tanzanian visitors

MARQUETTE – Now through Aug. 17, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Harvey is hosting six people from its sister congregation, Mtoni Lutheran Church, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Over the last 20 years members from Prince of Peace have traveled to Tanzania to work and learn from each other.

This year the church welcomes the Rev. Moses Sozigwa and five members of his parish: Vumilia Sozigwa, Joseph and Leah Mwampishi, Elias Shosi, and Marystella Mfinanga. During their stay in the area they will visit Bay Cliff Health Camp, Brookridge Heights Assisted Living and Memory Care Facility, Fortune Lake Lutheran Bible Camp, the U.P. State Fair, and the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

They will meet with leadership of the Northern Great Lakes Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, which has a decades long companion relationship with the Eastern and Coastal Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania. They will also share in worship and fellowship experiences at Prince of Peace.

They especially love to share their musical talents and will be singing at worship services at Prince of Peace at 9:30 a.m. Sunday and Aug. 14; and also at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The public is welcome to these worship opportunities.

Also, Pastor Moses will preach at Peace of Peace at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 14.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Harvey is located at 555 Riverside Road, one ne mile east of McDonalds, just off of M-28. Call 249-3122 with any questions.

Sunset cruise scheduled Monday

MUNISING – The Rotary Club of Munising’s 15th annual Lake Superior Sunset Cruise will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

The cruise is around Grand Island and will feature guest speaker Bruce Lynn, executive director of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum in Paradise. His experience and background will bring a fresh perspective to the evening as the cruise goes by Munising Bay’s historic shipwrecks and past amazing sandstone cliffs.

The cruise will be departing from the Glass Bottom Boat Dock and will feature complimentary hors d’oeuvres with cash bar available. The cost is $40 person.

The event is sponsored by: Munising Rotary Club; Glass Bottom Boat Tour; and 387 Restaurant.

Tickets may be purchased from any Rotarian, the Alger County Chamber/Fuzzy Boyak Center, People’s State Bank or the Glass Bottom Boat Gift Shop. All proceeds are used to support programs for area youth and the community.

Former Woolworth workers meeting

MARQUETTE – Former Woolworth employees will meet for lunch at noon Wednesday at Big Boy in Marquette.

Fun run planned in Negaunee

NEGAUNEE – The Negaunee Co-op Preschool “School of Fun Run” will begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 20.

The public is invited to participate in this second annual fundraising fun run. There will be a 10K, 5K, and family 1-mile walk/run. Packet pick up will begin at 8 a.m. and the 10K and 5K races will begin at 9 a.m. The family 1-mile will begin at 10:30 a.m.

It will all start at Jackson Park in Negaunee and head toward Ishpeming on the Heritage Trail and then back to Jackson Park. Sign up online by Aug. 11 to guarantee a T-shirt.

Check out runsignup.com/Race/MI/Negaunee/NCPSchoolofFunRun.

GHS Class of 1953 to meet

MARQUETTE – The Graveraet High School Class of 1953 will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Crossroads.

For more information, call 475-5119.

Water safety expo set in city

MARQUETTE – Beachgoers will have an opportunity to learn about water safety and dangerous currents at the Marquette Water Safety and Recreation Expo set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at McCarty’s Cove.

The event is sponsored by the National Weather Service, Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Sea Grant, the city of Marquette, the U.S. Coast Guard, Northern Michigan University and the YMCA of Marquette County.

UPCM Creativity Series continues

MARQUETTE – The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum’s Second Thursday Creativity Series will have the theme “Water Olympics” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Lots of fun, hands-on activities and crafts with a theme of “Water Olympics” plus creative snacks, unexpected music and more.

This event is free with admission or membership.

Thursday nights are Dominos Pizza Night at the UPCM. Call an order in to the museum at 226-3911 before 5:30 p.m. and dine during the event.

Marquette Folk Dancers cancel

MARQUETTE – The Marquette Folk Dancers will not meet on Friday, Aug. 12.

Regular weekly recreational dancing resumes Friday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. at Northern Arts Martial Arts, 1500 W. Washington St. (the large building between OfficeMax and Jilberts).

Beginners and visitors always welcome. Wear soft-soled shoes. Call 226-9617 for info.

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Program on Israel planned

MARQUETTE – The Rev. Nancy Amacher – retired Evangelical Lutheran Church in America pastor and former senior pastor at Messiah Lutheran Church – will talk about her experiences in Israel and Palestine at 6 p.m. Monday at Messiah.

Pastor Nancy was part of a team sponsored by the World Council of Churches that provided protective presence at checkpoints, schools, demolitions and demonstrations.

This program is called Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel, and information about it can be found at www.eappi.org/en.

Pastor Nancy will describe the program’s vision of justice and peace in Palestine and Israel and provide some suggestions for advocacy. The program is free and open to all.

A good will offering will be collected to support the work of the WCC volunteer program, and light refreshments will follow the presentation and discussion.

Messiah Lutheran Church is at 305 W. Magnetic St. in Marquette. For more information, call 225-1119.

NAMI?session scheduled

MARQUETTE – The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette offers confidential support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness.

A support group will gather at 7 p.m. Monday in the Nonprofit Commons Conference Room, 129 W. Baraga Ave., in Marquette.

For more information call 906-360-7107, or visit www.namiam.org.

Chamber music to be featured

CURTIS – Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis presents a chamber music concert at 7 p.m. Monday.

This program features the True North Quartet, a string quartet group from the Ann Arbor area, playing a program entitled “Maiden Voyage.” Violinists Paul Lundin and Karen Donato, cellist Daniel Thomas and violist Joseph Deller return for their seventh year playing together at the Erickson Center.

Featured on this concert is Franz Schubert’s Quartet in D Minor subtitled “Death and the Maiden.” It bears this title because one of its movements uses the melody from a song he wrote having that same name. It is widely considered one of the greatest string quartets in the genre.

Joachim Rail’s Quartet 7 with a subtitle that is also shared by a Schubert song – “The Maid of the Mill” – is also to be performed. This quartet is in six short movements and is programmatic in form, meaning it tells the story of a young man meeting a girl and falling in love.

This event is free of charge.

IHS Class of 1957 to meet

ISHPEMING – The Ishpeming High School Class of 1957 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Jasper Inn in Ishpeming for lunch.

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Bring meal to film at PWPL

MARQUETTE – Peter White Public Library invites film fans to a film event at 6 p.m. Thursday for a screening of “Anomalisa” in the library’s Community room.

An animated dramatic comedy for adults, “Anomalisa” follows a lonely customer service expert who perceives everyone as identical until he meets a unique woman in a Cincinnati hotel. Voiced by David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tom Noonan, this thought provoking, extraordinary film is rated R for sexual content and runs for 90 minutes.

Viewers are welcome to bring a takeout meal to enjoy in the dinner theater setting.

There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.

Free public concert scheduled

MARQUETTE – Percussive Attack Camp will wrap up a week-long study of music at Northern Michigan University with a free public concert on Friday. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall.

In its seventh year, Percussive Attack Camp will present a creative concert on a stage filled with a variety of percussion instruments. Students from middle school age through adults will perform on marimbas, xylophones, surdo, bongos, timpani, cymbals, triangles, garbage cans and other items.

Percussive Attack Camp is under the direction of Carrie Biolo, with the assistance and support of the NMU Department of Music.

It was founded in 2010 by Biolo and Cindy Whitehouse and is “Marquette County’s premier music camp for burgeoning percussionists.”

PAC’s mission is to provide a milieu for the comprehensive study of sound and rhythm through the application of auditory percussive attacks on music.

Key to the mission is intensive, performance-based instruction through deep immersion in a professional and engaging environment.

For more information, visit www.carriebiolo.com or call 227-2563.

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UPAWS has deals on cool cats

NEGAUNEE – The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter is presenting Cats Days of Summer, offering hot deals on cool cats.

Now through Aug. 13, there are $25 adoption fees on all cats 6 months on up. That includes all UPAWS cats at UPAWS shelter on 84 Snowfield Road, in Negaunee Township; those in foster care; and all cats at the Petsmart UPAWS location.

Visit www.upaws.org or call 906-475-6661 for more information.

The adoption fee includes: the spaying or neutering, vaccines, microchip, and a coupon for a discount on a bag of Dr. Tim’s Pet Food.

Cool cats like Abraham, above, can be adopted for $25 through the Cat Days of Summer program at the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter..

Snowmobile club to mark 50 years

MARQUETTE – Aug. 17 is the deadline to RSVP for the Hiawathaland Snowmobile Club’s upcoming 50-year celebration, which will be Sept. 17 at Hiawathaland Snowmobile Club along County Road 553.

The club is looking for anyone who may have been a club member over the past 50 years. These folks are asked to contact Marcy Johnson at 228-4439; Mary Paterson at 458-1633; or email Hiawathaland50th@gmail.com

Cheerleading holding fundraisers

MARQUETTE – There will be three fundraisers in one – a car wash, a bake sale and bottle drive – in support of Negaunee High School Varsity Cheerleading from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Classic Auto Collision, 1305 S. Front St., in Marquette.

Dance at K.I. Sawyer planned

K. I. SAWYER – The K. I. Sawyer Heritage Air Museum is sponsoring a dance at the Silver Wings Community Center from 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $7 and snacks will be available. Music will be provided by Just The Two Of Us.

The center is located at 402 Third St., at K.I. Sawyer.

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Bennett speaks at presentation

MARQUETTE – Marquette to Buddhism: The Journey of Ben Bennett will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Peter White Public Library, 217 N. Front St., Marquette.

The public is invited to a presentation by former Marquette resident and Graveraet High School graduate, Ben Bennett, on his life’s journey from Marquette to becoming a Buddhist monk who lives in upstate New York. Ben will discuss the basic tenets of Buddhism and why he decided to devote his life to the practice of Buddhism.

A meet and greet reception will follow the presentation which will be held in the Peter White Public Library’s Community room on the lower level of the library.

There is no admission charge to attend the program. For more information call the Peter White Public Library at 906-226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.

Free public concert held at NMU

MARQUETTE – Percussive Attack Camp will wrap up a week-long study of music at Northern Michigan University with a free public concert on Friday. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall.

In its seventh year, Percussive Attack Camp will present a creative concert on a stage filled with a variety of percussion instruments. Students from middle school age through adults will perform on marimbas, xylophones, surdo, bongos, timpani, cymbals, triangles, garbage cans and other items.

Percussive Attack Camp is under the direction of Carrie Biolo, with the assistance and support of the NMU Department of Music. It was founded in 2010 by Biolo and Cindy Whitehouse and is “Marquette County’s premier music camp for burgeoning percussionists.” PAC’s mission is to provide a milieu for the comprehensive study of sound and rhythm through the application of auditory percussive attacks on music. Key to the mission is intensive, performance-based instruction through deep immersion in a professional and engaging environment.

For more information, visit www.carriebiolo.com or call 227-2563.