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New Free Store selling sausage

MARQUETTE – The New Free Store is selling potato sausage to raise funds for its giving efforts.

The sausage will be made using the traditional recipe from Grace United Methodist Church. The NFS will be taking orders through Monday. The cost is $4.50 per pound and it will be available for pick up Nov. 5 at the American Legion on Bluff Street, in Marquette.

To place an order email thenewfreestore@gmail.com or call Sally Dionne at 906-249-1383.

For recipe ideas or info on The NFS go to www.facebook.com/thenewfreestore.

DNR’s HeartMi Run on tap

MARQUETTE – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced that the HeartMiRun Virtual 5K will take place through Dec. 15. A portion of the event’s proceeds will go back into Michigan state parks.

“The HeartMiRun is a great way to get out in state parks, while helping raise funds for them at the same time,” said Ron Olson, DNR Parks and Recreation Division chief. “The format of this 5K is unique because it allows participants to choose where and when they participate and offers the perks of a traditional 5K, such as a race T-shirt and medal. We thank Epic Races for partnering with the DNR on this unique event.”

This virtual 5K takes walkers and runners off the sidewalks and roads and into Michigan state parks and recreation areas. Participants will discover shady trails winding through wooded forests, sunny pathways that border sparkling lakes and the simple serenity of Michigan’s great outdoors. The cost is $40 and the deadline to register is Tuesday.

To participate in the HeartMIRun Virtual 5K, follow these steps:

  • Locate a state park, forest, trail or public land managed by the DNR.
  • Head to your chosen park and go for your HeartMIRun run or walk through Dec. 15.
  • Visit the HeartMIRun Facebook event page and “join” the event. Upload your run or walk using MapMyRun or Strava.

Look for your finisher’s medal, T-shirt and auto decal that will be mailed Dec. 16.

The HeartMIRun Virtual 5K is is part of the Pure Michigan FITness Series of events and is endorsed by the Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health, and Sports.

For more information, contact Eva Solomon, Epic Races, at 734-678-5045 or eva@epicraces.com..

Barnes-Hecker memorial set

ISHPEMING – An ecumenical memorial service at 7 p.m. Thursday will commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Barnes-Hecker Mine Disaster of Nov. 3, 1926, and honor the legacy of the people of Barnes-Hecker.

The service will take place at Bethel Lutheran Church, 333 E. Ridge St., Ishpeming.

This community service is believed to be the first since Memorial Day 1927. People of all beliefs are welcome. There will be brief meditations and music to honor the men and their families. The service will include the reading of the names of the 51 men and the chiming of bells.

Refreshments will follow in the fellowship hall.

Food truck coming to Ishpeming

ISHPEMING – The Feeding America Truck will be at the Ishpeming Cross Bridges Church with a mobile food pantry at 10 a.m. Thursday.

The address is 119 N. Third St., in Ishpeming. Anyone who needs food is welcome. Bring a sturdy container, such as a laundry basket and also, if possible, someone to carry the food to the vehicle.

The distribution will began by the inital of the person’s last name. A to F, 10 a.m.; G to L, 10:30 a.m.; M to R, 11 a.m.; and S to Z, 11:30 a.m.

Yellow Dog session coming up

MARQUETTE – The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve will hold its 21st Annual Meeting from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Federated Women’s Clubhouse located at 104 W. Ridge St., in Marquette.

A welcome social and refreshments will open the event at 5:30 with the annual meeting to begin at 6:30. A potluck supper and music will follow so those attending should bring a favorite dish to share. Members and friends are all welcome and encouraged to attend to discuss the YDWP’s successful year of river stewardship.

For more information, call the Yellow Dog office at 906-345-9223.

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‘Rocky Horror’ canceled

NEGAUNEE – The Historic Vista Theater-Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council has canceled the four screenings of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” set for Friday and Saturday.

The theater has some technical difficulties regarding its projector, and is unable to remedy them in time for the screening. The upcoming screening of TGR’s action documentary “Tight Loose” will still go on as scheduled at 8 p.m. Nov. 10 as promoters have made other arrangements for projection at the theater.

Movies will return to the Historic Vista Theater in 2017. For more information, call 475-7188 (leave a message) or historicvistatheater@gmail.com.

City compost site closing for season

MARQUETTE – The city of Marquette household rubbish drop-off site, located off of Wright Stree between Presque Isle Avenue and Lakeshore Boulevard, will be closed for the season beginning Nov. 13.

The remaining schedule is as follows: 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Nov. 8; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 12.

The compost site will remain open as weather permits. A notice will be issued at time of closure.

Church putting on dinner

GWINN – Grace Lutheran Church in Gwinn will be serving a free, home-cooked traditional Thanksgiving dinner from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Everyone is welcome at the Table of Grace. Takeouts also are available. The church is at 558 M-35 in Gwinn. For more information, call the church at 346-3156.

Barnes-Hecker bells to toll

MARQUETTE – Several churches in Marquette County will toll their bells beginning at 11:20 a.m. Nov. 3 to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Barnes-Hecker Mine Disaster of Nov. 3, 1926.

The time marks when the Barnes-Hecker Mine tragedy began. Bells will toll 51 times, once for each man lost in the disaster.

Belles meeting at Jasper Ridge

ISHPEMING – The Ishpeming/Negaunee Belles meet at the Jasper Ridge Brewery in Ishpeming at noon Thursday, Nov. 3.

Quilting legacy program in offing

MARQUETTE – The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Our Quilting Legacy: Why Quilts Matter from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 at the MRHC.

A previous announcement had an incorrect time listed.

The public is invited to the center for a special program exploring the centers extensive quilt collection. Funded by a grant from the Michigan Quilt Network, work was just completed to photograph, extensively document and store each of the quilts.

Presented by Alice Johnson and Nancy Henderson, this program will teach about how many local women from prominent Marquette families contributed to the collection of quilts and why it’s important to preserve this important part of history. A $5 donation is suggested.

For more info call 906-226-3571 or visit marquettehistory.org.

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Drum clinic scheduled at NMU

MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University’s Music Department will host a free drum set clinic with Scott Pellegrom, an NMU alumnus and former finalist in Guitar Center’s National Drum-Off Competition.

The clinic is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Sunday in Reynolds Recital Hall. It is open to the public.

Pellegrom has established himself as one of Michigan’s most-respected, in-demand drummers. His success in reaching the national finals of Guitar Center’s Drum Off opened the door to drum education clinics and solo shows worldwide.

He has been called one of the most innovative rhythmists today. John Sinkevics of LocalSpins.com wrote, “Whether he’s dubbed a ‘mad scientist’ or a ‘magician’ on drums, one thing is certain: Scott Pellegrom is an adrenalized, world-class percussionist with unmatched passion for his music and unrivaled admiration from his peers.”

For more on Pellegrom, visit his website at www.scottpellegrom.com/. Clinic sponsors are the NMU Music Department, Dream Cymbals, Pacific Drums & Percurssion and Aquarian Drumheads.

For more information, contact NMU music professor James Strain at 227-2574 or jstrain@nmu.edu.

NCLL to host nature hike

MARQUETTE – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will hike a portion of the North Country Scenic Trail from Kawbawgam Pocket Park to Lake LaVasseur on Tuesday. The 4 to 5 miles will count toward the North Country Trail Hike 100 Challenge.

The event is scheduled from 1-4 p.m., with carpooling from the Berry Events Center and Cherry Creek Market. The cost is $3 for NCLL members and $8 for non-members.

Register before the Friday deadline by calling 227-2979. For more information, contact Carole Bard by calling 228-9367.

Zombie run planned at Al Quaal

ISHPEMING – The fourth annual Al Quaal Zombie run will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Al Quaal Recreation Area pavilion in Ishpeming.

Registration begins at 5 p.m. Cost is $5 per runner; proceeds benefit youth running programs. Walk or run the 1.5 mile course and try to make it to the finish line without the zombies taking your flags. Goodies at the end for all participants.

Those 18 and under will need an adult to sign a participation waiver. For more information, contact Anne at 906-361-0847.

Harvest party at Harvey church

MARQUETTE – Children and their families are invited to the Annual Silver Creek Harvest Party on Monday at Silver Creek Church, 219 Silver Creek Road, in Harvey.

From 6 to 8 p.m. children can enjoy carnival style games, candy, hot dogs and popcorn in a safe, warm environment. Random prize drawings will be available for adults. This event is free and open to the public. Call Silver Creek Church at 249-1715 for more information.

Marquette Hope trunk or treat set

MARQUETTE – Marquette Hope will be holding its annual Trunk or Treat event from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday.

The event will be held at Marquette Hope’s First Campus at 111 E. Ridge St., across from the Landmark Inn.

Congregational and community members will be on hand with decorated vehicles to hand out candy to any participants. In addition to candy, Marquette Hope will be providing free hot dogs, chips and drinks for parents and children.

“This is a great family-friendly, community event for Marquette kids,” said Kristi Hintz, pastor at Marquette Hope, in a news relese. “We’ve done this event for the past four years and it’s always been fun for the kids.”

“Since Marquette Hope launched in September, we’re exploring new and exciting ways to engage and involve our community,” said Christopher Hintz, pastor at Marquette Hope. “Our Trunk or Treat event is just another way we’re able to give back to our neighbors.”

Trunk or Treat at Marquette Hope is from 4 to 6 p.m. and happens in conjunction with Trick or Treating in Downtown Marquette. Open to the public and all are welcome.

Barbershop rehearsals announced

MARQUETTE – Da Upper Yoopers Barbershop has moved rehearsals from Tuesdays to Thursdays, starting Nov. 3.

There will not be a Tuesday rehearsal. The group – which is open to all ages and genders – will continue to meet at the First United Methodist Church at 111 E. Ridge St., in Marquette, from 6 to 9 p.m. Rehearsals start at 6:30 p.m. Besides singing in gigs each month, the group is currently preparing traditional (and some not so traditional) Christmas Carols and songs. It will soon be preparing for its second annual SpringFlingSing on April 15.

For more information, email upperyoopers @gmail.com.

Barnes-Hecker event scheduled

ISHPEMING – From 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 3 there will be a Candlelight Vigil of Hope at Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum, at the corner of Lakeshore Drive and Euclid Street in Ishpeming.

The event will conclude the commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the Barnes-Hecker Mine Disaster of Nov. 3, 1926. The museum is unheated, and the event calls attention to the vigil of family members who waited in the cold at the mine site on the evening of the tragedy, hoping for word about their lost loved ones. Refreshments and warm beverages will be served.

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NMU alum to present cancer talk

MARQUETTE – Don Shaffer, a Northern Michigan University alumnus and senior scientist at Jounce Therapeutics, will present “Immunotherapy: A new hope for long-term cancer regression.”

His talk is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in 2904 West Science. Shaffer will also present “Engineering CARs for Cancer Immunotherapy” at 4 p.m. Friday in NMU’s Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building.

Both are free and open to the public.

Shaffer was formerly involved with the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center. The UMBTC is a collaboration of UP Health System-Marquette and NMU.

North Star Academy fundraiser set

MARQUETTE – A fall fest fundraiser with carnival games, a bake sale, bounce house, Henna, bucket raffles, and a silent auction will be held at North Star Academy in Marquette from 5-8 p.m. Friday.

Concessions will also be available at the event.

Games take one or two tickets and some are free. Food and game tickets are 50 cents each. Raffle tickets are $1 each. Children are welcome to come in costume. This family-friendly event is open to the public and helps to support the school’s Project Term.

For more information contact North Star Academy, 3030 Wright St, Marquette, 906-226-0156.

Recyclables to be collected

CHATHAM -?The Au Train 4-H Club and the Superior Central Chapter of the National Honor Society will hold their semi-annual collection of recyclable materials from 8-10 a.m. Saturday at the MSU Research and Extension Center in Chatham.

Club members will be collecting newspapers and magazines (pack in paper bags, boxes or bind with twine), corrugated cardboard (break down, bind with twine or pack in a larger box), #1 and #2 plastics (remove caps, clean and sort, each type in a separate bag or box), tin and aluminum cans (clean and sorted, each type in a separate bag or box).

The clubs ask that local residents bring their pre-sorted materials in containers that can be left, such as paper or plastic bags, to facilitate on-site sorting. No glass can be accepted at this time, and there will be no early drop-offs allowed.

Anyone with questions should call Barb at 439-1551.

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‘Growing Your Food in the U.P.’

MARQUETTE – A free gardening series sponsored by Transition Marquette County entitled “Growing Your Food in the U.P.” will start begin at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Marquette Missionary Church, 1804 Wright St.

The seven-part series will be hands on and explore the ways soil dynamics and permaculture can help local residents have greater success growing their food given the challenges of the Upper Peninsula.

The free event is open to the public. For more information, contact Michael Riesterer at 225-0608 or transitionmarquette@gmail.com.

Barnes-Hecker program held Nov. 2

MARQUETTE – Remembering the Barnes-Hecker Tragedy will be the program at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W. Spring St., Marquette.

Presenter will be Tom Friggens, author of “No Tears in Heaven” and retired director of the Michigan Iron Industry Museum

Friggens will recount some of the compelling human stories of Nov. 3, 1926; a day that began as any other day at Barnes-Hecker Mine. . . until the lights went out underground, and a rush of air told the miners something was terribly wrong. Only one man escaped from the torrent of water, mud and debris that flooded through the mine. Fifty-one men were lost and 41 remain entombed at Barnes- Hecker. This program is offered as a collaboration of the Marquette Regional History Center and the Michigan Iron Industry Museum. A $5 donation is suggested. For more info visit marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571.

Northern Vegans at Pasqualis Pizza

NEGAUNEE – The public is invited to join Northern Vegans for vegan pizza at Pasqualis Pizza at 100 Cliff St. off Teal Lake Avenue in Negaunee at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2.

Pasqualis will use Daiya cheese and a vegan crust to make the pizzas. All are welcome, no RSVP required. Visit www.northernvegans.com and the Northern Vegans’ Facebook page or call 236-1279 for more information.

‘Our Quilting Legacy’ event held

MARQUETTE – The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Our Quilting Legacy: Why Quilts Matter from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 at the MRHC.

The public is invited to the center for a special program exploring the centers extensive quilt collection. Funded by a grant from the Michigan Quilt Network, work was just completed to photograph, extensively document and store each of the quilts.

Presented by Alice Johnson and Nancy Henderson, this program will teach about how many local women from prominent Marquette families contributed to the collection of quilts and why it’s important to preserve this important part of history. A $5 donation is suggested.

For more info call 906-226-3571 or visit marquettehistory.org.

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February Sky to perfom concert

MARQUETTE – All ages are invited to enjoy February Sky in a concert of music reflecting on Halloween and the Celtic New Year, honoring the ancestors and the turning of the year at Peter White Public Library at 7 p.m. Thursday in the library’s community room.

February Sky is a folk/Celtic duo out of Trout Lake whose music is traditional, original, and modern folk and Celtic music with guitar, cittern, mountain dulcimer, banjo, percussion and Native American flute.

In celebration of the season, costumes are encouraged.

There is no admission charge to the attend the concert thanks to sponsorship by the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library. For more information visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.

‘Law and the Gospel’ presentation

MARQUETTE – Matt Wiese, prosecuting attorney for Marquette County, will present a talk entitled “Law and the Gospel,” in which he will share how he balances his work duties and Christian convictions.

The talk will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Messiah Lutheran Church. Messiah Lutheran is located at 305 W. Magnetic St. in Marquette.

For more information about programs at Messiah, call 225-1119 or go to www.messiahlutheranmqt.org.

Givetank presentation Thursday

MARQUETTE – Local nonprofit organizations interested in receiving a $250 Action Pack to support their events are invited to a Givetank presentation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Thrivent Financial Community Room, 702 Chippewa Square.

Thrivent members receive two Action Packs pear year, which can be used to support the nonprofits of their choice. Action Packs must be used by Dec. 31.

For more details, call 225-8001 or email theresa.sell@thrivent.net.

‘Learning to Earning’ open house

MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University will host a “Learning to Earning” open house from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the Jacobetti Complex.

Attendees can enter to win a $500 scholarship, tour the learning labs and meet with faculty and current students to discuss programs and career choices.

The following programs will be featured: automotive service technology; aviation maintenance technology; building technology; computer numerical control technology; construction management; cosmetology; electrical engineering technology; electrical line technician; electrical power technician; electrical technology; engineering design; general electronics; heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration; hospitality and tourism management; hospitality management/culinary; industrial maintenance technology; industrial technologies; industrial technology education; mechanical engineering technology; NMU Regional Police Academy; and welding certificate.

For more information on programs, call 227-2190 or visit websites for the Engineering Technology Department at nmu.edu/et or the Technology and Occupational Sciences Department at nmu.edu/tos.

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Fall family fest planned in Gwinn

GWINN – The First Baptist Church of Gwinn will have its annual Fall Family Festival from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.

It will feature games, prizes, crafts, snacks and hay rides that leave the church every half hour.

All activities are free and open to the entire community. For more information, call 346-6115 or 362-1362.

Chocolay Lions party set

MARQUETTE – The 32nd annual Chocolay Lions Club Halloween Party will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Cherry Creek School.

Games, prizes, free hot dogs, pop, milk and coffee will be featured. The Northern Michigan University hockey team will be there so participants are encouraged to bring a camera to get some photos.

Party donation drop off sites are: Marquette Community Federal Credit Union, Prince of Peace Church, Range Bank, Northern Michigan Physical Therapy and the Cherry Creek Market, all in Harvey.

To volunteer, make a donation or for more information about the Chocolay Lions, call Dan Chartier at 869-3116.

Halloween party in Michigamme

MARQUETTE – The Michigamme Children’s Halloween Party will be Saturday at the Michigamme Community Building.

Doors open at 1:30 p.m., with costume judging at 2 p.m. Games, refreshments and goody bags will be featured. Everyone is welcome.

NAMI meeting Monday

MARQUETTE – National Alliance for Mental Illness Alger/Marquette will be having an educational meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at 129 W. Baraga Ave., in Marquette.

The speaker will be Annette G. from The Brantley Drop In Center on Baraga Avenue in Marquette. Annette will be discussing the role of the center with individuals with a mental illness and also the center’s upcoming events.

Meetings are open to individuals with a mental illness and family, friends etc. of such individuals. For further information, contact Cindy at 906-360-7107.

Bluesday Tuesday at PWPL

MARQUETTE – Bluesday Tuesday hosts a live blues concert featuring Who Dat Brass at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Peter White Public Library Community Room.

A local seven-piece band, “Who Dat” band members perform on trumpet, drums, bass trombone, trumpet, saxophone, tuba, vocals all led by Roscoe Scheiler on trombone.

There is no admission charge to attend the event which is co-sponsored by the Marquette Area Blues Society and the Peter White Public Library. Call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info for more information.

NARFE chapter to gather

MARQUETTE – The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Chapter 1900 will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room B of the Marquette Senior Center, on the lower level of City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Ave., in Marquette.

Members may enter from Spring Street, behind city hall. Spring Street now is one-way from east to west.

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

Barnes-Hecker singers sought

ISHPEMING – Singers are needed for a choir that will be performing at the Barnes-Hecker 90th Anniversary Memorial Service to be held in Ishpeming Nov. 3.

Those interested in singing for the event are asked to meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday for a rehearsal to be held at the Bethany Lutheran Church, 715 Mather Ave. in Ishpeming.

All area singers are welcome to participate in the chorus. For more information call 485-6576.

TOPS sessions coming up

ISHPEMING – Take Off Pounds Sensibly MI 0625 Ishpeming will be helping serve the end of the month dinner at Wesley United Methodist Church at 5 p.m. Oct. 28.

The menu will be chicken in light cream sauce, parslied white rice, mixed vegetables, corn muffins and vanilla ice cream. Beverages are coffee, tea, water and fruit punch.

TOPS MI 0625 Ishpeming meets from 4 to 6 p.m. every Monday at the church, 801 Hemlock St., in Ishpeming. Visitors are welcome. The first meeting is free.

For more information, call Maxine Ball at 485-4932.

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Eagles Cash Bash Saturday

NEGAUNEE – Negaunee Eagles Aerie 1944 is having a Mini Cash Bash Saturday at the club, located at 309 Iron St., in Negaunee.

Dinner will be served at 5 p.m., with the drawings from 7-9 p.m. Only 300 tickets will be sold at $25 each and include a meal and one drink. Prizes in the drawings will range from $25 to $1,199.

For more information, call 475-9584.

Community meal at church planned

ISHPEMING – The monthly community meal at Hope Free Lutheran Church in west Ishpeming will be at 5 p.m. Sunday.

The menu this month features beef stew and homemade bread. The meal is free of charge and everyone is welcome.

For more information, call the church office at 485-5714.

Scholarship fundraiser set

MARQUETTE – A Youth Scholarship Fundraiser Breakfast sponsored by Thrivent Financial is planned from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Prince of Peace Church, 555 Riverside Road, in Harvey, in the fellowship hall.

There will be a free-will offering. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, drinks and dessert will be available.

The silent auction will feature a handpainted portrait of Mother Teresa in a frame, valued at $500, from local artist Gary Ruhinen along with many other items donated by local businesses.

PWPL Find-A-Book scheduled

MARQUETTE – The Peter White Public Library will offer Find-a-Book from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday in the Computer Lab on the upper level of the library.

Learn to find books in the PWPL online catalog, how to extend the search to U.P. libraries, and how to initiate an inter-library loan with libraries throughout the state of Michigan.

This class is part of the Computer Coaching series of digital classes offered by PWPL. Contact the PWPL Reference Desk at 226-4312 with questions.

Sierra Club presentations noted

MARQUETTE – Two timely topics – Enbridge’s controversial Line 5 oil pipeline and the upcoming Nov. 8 election – will be explored during presentations by top Sierra Club leaders during a Monday event in Marquette and Tuesday in Sault Ste. Marie.

Presentations will focus on the 2016 election landscape just days ahead of an historic presidential race and a competitive congressional race in the Upper Peninsula, according to a release from Sierra Club.

It also will explore problems with Enbridge’s 64-year-old Line 5 pipeline that sparked a campaign to end the threat of an oil spill in the Great Lakes. Line 5 travels through the Upper Peninsula and the Straits of Mackinac.

Attending will be Sierra Club Michigan Chapter Chair David Holtz, State Director Gail Philbin, Political Director Mike Berkowitz and local Three Lakes Group and Central Upper Peninsula Group Sierra Club leaders.

The event will be on Monday at Peter White Library Community Room, 217 N. Front St., in Marquette, and Tuesday at Lake Superior State University, Crawford Hall, Room CRW 205, 650 W. Easterday Ave., in Sault Ste. Marie.

Each presentation will include 6:30 p.m. refreshments and snacks and 7 p.m. presentations.

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Empty shelters day Saturday

NEGAUNEE – The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter is partnering with BISSELL Pet Foundation for their Empty the Shelters adoption day.

UPAWS is among more than 50 participating Michigan shelters and rescue organizations, to give these animals a second chance at life and love.

The Bissell Pet Foundation will pay all adoption fees and thank families for choosing adoption with the gift of an AdoptBox.

AdoptBox may vary and will be available while supplies last. This adoption event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the UPAWS shelter, 84 Snowfield Road, in Negaunee.

For more information, visit the UPAWS website at www.upaws.org or call 906-475-6661.

NAMI meeting planned

MARQUETTE – National Alliance for Mental Illness Alger/Marquette will be having a support group meeting from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at 129 W. Baraga Ave., in Marquette.

These meetings are open to individuals with a mental illness and family, friends etc.of such an individual. Support groups are for people to come and share what is happening good or bad.

Questions can be directed to Cindy at 906-360-7107.

Hematite boosters to hold dinner

ISHPEMING – The Ishpeming Hematite Sports Booster Club will sponsor its ninth annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Ishpeming High School Cafeteria (Division Street gym entrance).

Take-out dinners will be available.

Hematite gear will be available for purchase from the Hematites-R-US Store and a 50/50 raffle will also be held. IHS student athletes will be there to serve dinner to our supporters. This is a chance to meet the IHS athletes and coaches. Tickets cost $7; children 5 and under are free. People may purchase tickets at the IHS office, sporting event concession stands and from student athletes or any booster club member. Tickets will also be sold at the door on the day of the event.

For more information, call Becky at 485-5361.

Robot activities at North Star

MARQUETTE – Upper Peninsula FIRST Tech Challenge Robot-Scrimmage and K-12 Robot Demos will be from noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at North Star Academy, 3030 Wright St., in Marquette.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m., free admission, lunch and concessions available for purchase . All sale proceeds support North Star Academy’s robotics programs.

Middle school teams (FIRST Tech Challenge) will scrimmage in preparation for their state qualifying tournaments in November. High school teams will give demos and give the public a chance to drive the big robots. FIRST Lego League (grades 4-5) will display and demonstrate their season’s progress and the FIRST Lego League Jr. teams (K-3) will display their models and what they have learned so far.

Seed swap planned at PWPL

MARQUETTE – A Community Seed Swap is planned for 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Peter White Public Library’s Community Room.

The Queen City Seed Library, located at the PWPL, is working to create a culture of seed saving in the Upper Peninsula. The public is invited to bring vegetable, fruit, flower or herbs seeds that are non-invasive and open-pollinated, although attendees aren’t required to bring seeds. There also will be kids’ activities. The event is coordinated by Transition Marquette County and the North Farm in Chatham.

Spooky science at UPCM

MARQUETTE – From 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, the Forensic Biochemistry Club of Northern Michigan University will hold a Spooky Science Night event at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum in Marquette.

The event will be an exciting night of science experiments that incorporate forensic, biology and chemistry content. It’s all part of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) initiative which is so important in schools right now.

The main goal is to have the event free for low-income families with children from preschool to fourth grade. The event also will generate funds to send Forensic Biochemistry Club members to the International Association for Identification 102nd International Forensic Educational Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

The undergraduates of the NMU Forensic Biochemistry Club and the U. P. Children’s Museum would appreciate support through ideas, materials and monetary donations. A donation of $10 will cover Forensic Biochemistry Club membership, a donation of $20 will go towards the meals for the trip, and a donation of $30 will cover transportation.

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Church to host water presentation

MARQUETTE – “The Gift of Water,” a presentation on the newly launched Northern Great Lakes Water Steward Initiative, will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

This initiative is a four-year interfaith effort to monitor, preserve, protect and sanctify the Upper Peninsula’s streams and lakes. It will be seeking to ground understanding and use of this natural resource in a deeper, more spiritual and mindful way.

The program and dialogue will be facilitated by Rachel Holman, Frannie Belton, and Jon Magnuson.

Messiah Lutheran is located at 305 W. Magnetic St. in Marquette. For more information about programs at Messiah, call 225-1119 or go to www.messiahlutheranmqt.org.

Knitting group to hold meeting

MARQUETTE – Up North Knitting Guild’s October meeting will be held on the from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Peter White Public Library in the lower level.

The program will be a speaker from the Care Clinic and yarn will be given until it’s gone to those who want to knit a baby blanket or a baby hat. This is the guild’s community project for the fall knitting season.

Anyone who wishes to knit something for the project may do so and return it for the guilds?s February meeting. An update on the Fiber Show will be given. Members should bring show and tell and knitting.

Any new members interested in joining the guild are welcome to attend and pay dues.

For further information call 906-249-3128.

Literacy night set for Thursday

MARQUETTE – The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum will host Literacy Night: “The Birchbark House” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday.

This is a free family night for preschool and early elementary age children. Free books and prizes to take home, snacks and activities. Sponsored by the Literacy Legacy Fund of Michigan and AmeriCorps through Marquette-Alger RESA.

Call the museum for information at 906-226-3911.

‘Death’ experience to be discussed

MARQUETTE – An Evening with Dr. Eben Alexander, M.D., who is presenting “Crossing Over: A Neurosurgeon’s Experience Facing Death” at 7 p.m. Friday at Messiah Lutheran Church, Marquette.

In 2009 Eben Alexander recovered from a deep coma and, following his experience, wrote a critically acclaimed account of that experience. This New York Times best-selling author will making this public presentation and providing consultation for two local hospices during his time in the area.

Alexander’s three-day presence in the community is being sponsored by the Cedar Tree Institute, Lake Superior Hospice, Upper Peninsula Home Health and Hospice, and 100 donors from all walks of life. Anyone who wishes to be one of these 100 benefactors, contact the Rev. David Van Kley or Jon Magnuson, care of the Cedar Tree Institute at 906-228-5494.

Messiah Lutheran is located at 305 W. Magnetic St., in Marquette. For more information about programs at Messiah, call 225-1119 or go to www.messiahlutheranmqt.org.

Sustainable farming talk planned

MARQUETTE – Efforts to create a sustainable farming structure in the Upper Peninsula will be the topic of the next “Climate@Noon” seminar at Northern Michigan University.

The event will be held at noon Friday in 1320 Jamrich Hall. It is hosted by the Northern Climate Network.

The panel discussion features representatives from the Marquette Food Co-op, NMU’s student organizations and other grassroots efforts. There will be an opportunity for audience questions and Michigan apples will be served.

For more information, contact the Northern Climate Network at climate@nmu.edu.

UPAWS gala set for Friday

MARQUETTE – The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter’s annual Cause for Paws Gala will be from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 at the Marquette Masonic Center.

Cause for Paws Annual Gala is one of UPAWS biggest events of the year. A limited number of tickets are available for this event, and are available at UPAWS, Mares-z-Doats and on www.eventbrite.com

The gala celebrates the bond between people and their pets, and supports the local no-kill shelter at the same time. It’s an evening of great food, live music, a red carpet, and tons of prizes.

For more information visit www.upaws.org or call 475-6661.

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‘Frost/Nixon’ screening Thursday

MARQUETTE – Film fans are invited to the Peter White Public Library at a free screening of the modern classic film “Frost/Nixon” at 6 p.m. Thursday in the library’s Community Room.

Released in 2008, this film is a dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost, played by Michael Sheen, and former president Richard Nixon, played by Frank Langella.

Directed by Oscar winner Ron Howard, “Frost/Nixon” was nominated for five Academy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards including Best Picture, Leading Actor, Director, and Screenplay.

The film costars Kevin Bacon and Oliver Platt, is rated R for language and runs for 122 minutes. Light refreshments will be served.

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

‘Boo!?On the Bay’ held in L’Anse

L’ANSE – The fifth annual “Boo! On the Bay!” is planned in the L’Anse area.

It’s a downtown Trick or Treating event from 4-7 p.m. Friday.

As usual, eerie sights and sounds await children seeking to fill their goodie bags. While creepy music and noise fills the air, trick-or-treaters can ride a horse-drawn wagon from one haunted business destination to another to collect treats. Those needing to work off their sugar buzz can romp in the Disney bounce house, or, better yet, try to not get their kicks on a bucking mechanical bull. Pony rides will be available for little ones looking for a slower, gentler ride.

Diabolical games have been added to the mix this year. Kiddies will be invited to bowl with pumpkins, take aim with Velcro darts and try their hand at Ye Old Haunted Fishin’ Hole to catch prizes.

And just like last year, the Meadowbrook Ice Arena will be hosting “Howl-O-Scream,” a haunted house, during the same time period.

While all “Boo! On the Bay” activities are free, admission to the haunted house is $5 per person as it’s a fundraiser for the skating rink.

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SERA to hold fall gathering

MARQUETTE – The Lake Superior chapter of the State Employee Retirees Association will hold its fall election and luncheon meeting at noon Wednesday at the Holiday Inn in Marquette.

SERA chapter president Tony Grudnoski says that in addition to electing three board members the group will hear an update on the County Road 595 lawsuit with road commission chair Dave Hall and engineer Jim Iwaniki and a presentation on the dark store issue by citizens committee co-chairman Greg Seppanen.

All retirees from state of Michigan employment are welcomed to the meeting and luncheon.

Reservations can be made by phone with Cathy Aalto 906-361-3711 no later than Sunday, Oct. 16. Menu selections include beef stir fry, baked salmon and herb roasted chicken at $13.50.

The group will elect three board members who will join six others for 2017 in directing the activities of the retirees group. Two incumbents are seeking re-election and one newcomer is standing for election at this time.

Living Faith Fellowship moves

GWINN – Living Faith Fellowship of Gwinn now has a new location. It has moved to 407 Avenue A, at K.I. Sawyer.

The congregation of Living Faith Fellowship has services for all ages. The first worship service at the new location is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Everyone is welcome to attend and meet the lcongregation of Living Faith Fellowship.

For more information, call Pastor Jon Hendry at 346-9509.

Masonic lodge open house set

MARQUETTE – The Marquette Masonic Lodge is hosting an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Masonry emphasizes fellowship, community engagement, and personal development and helping one another.

The Marquette Masonic Lodge is located at 128 W. Washington St., in Marquette.

NMU to screen Michieletto work

MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University will present a high-definition screening of Damiano Michieletto’s award-winning Royal Opera House production of “Cavalleria tusticana/Pagliacci” Sunday.

The complementary works tell dark tales of passionate love that sours to violent jealousy. Michieletto has updated the setting to the late-20th century in a poverty-stricken village in southern Italy. The screening begins at 5 p.m. in the Jamrich Hall auditorium.

Characters from each short opera interact with their counterparts in the other piece. The production features a world-class cast including Aleksandrs Antonenko, Carmen Giannattasio and Eva-Maria Westbroek. It won the Best New Opera Production at the 2016 Oliver Awards.

The NMU showing is funded by the Siril Endowment for the Music Arts, which seeks to increase student awareness of and appreciation for classical/concert music. It is free for NMU students with ID and $15 for the general public.

Following the broadcast, an open discussion period will be held in the lobby.

For more information, contact the NMU music department at music@nmu.edu or 227-2563.

Rock Lions breakfast scheduled

ROCK – The Rock Lions monthly Third-Sunday, all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Rock Lions Club which is along M-35, in Rock.

The buffet includes eggs prepared to order and omelets, bacon, sausage, ham, hash brown potatoes, biscuits and sausage gravy, pancakes, French toast, English muffins, cereal, a variety of fruits, lots of dessert items, and coffee, tea, milk and juice.

Tickets are adults $8; ages 6-12, $5; and ages 5 and under eat free. The monthly breakfast is held at the Rock Lions Clubhouse. The facility is available for rent by calling Jerry at 356-6475. The Rock Lions Club is a non-profit service organization that provides funding for charitable organizations and local needs.

Rock and mineral club to meet

ISHPEMING – The Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club will be meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cliff Shaft Mine Museum, 501 W. Euclid St., in Ishpeming.

Doors open at 1 p.m. to allow visitors time to view the club’s extensive mineral collection

The program will be “Fluorite Mining and Milling in Illinois” via a slide presentation, Dean Stone will discuss the mining and milling processes that were used in fluorite mining in southern Illinois.

Stone was given the opportunity to view the operations while the fluorospar mine was in production. He will also have specimens of fluorite, the state stone of Illinois, on display.

Door prize and 50/50 drawings and a business meeting will follow the program.

Everyone is welcome to attend, enjoy, and learn about the wonders of rocks and minerals. There is no admission charged.

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Coccia presentation on Friday

MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University’s Psychology Department will kick off the 40th year of its colloquium series with a presentation by Dr. Craig Coccia titled “Pre-Operative Psychological Evaluation of the Surgery Patient.” His talk is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday in 1318 Jamrich Hall.

It is free and open to the public. Coccia is a neurosurgeon and medical director of the Brain & Spine Center at UP Health System-Marquette.

For more information on this event, call 227-2935.

NCLL session set at Landmark

MARQUETTE – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a lunch at the Sky Room of the Landmark Inn from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21.

It will include a make your own salad and sandwich buffet and an update on what is happening at the Landmark since its new ownership began.

Attendance will be $23 for NCLL members and $28 for non-members. Register before Oct. 14 by calling 227-2979. For more information, contact Judy Ashby at 250-4302 or email jashby@nmu.edu.

Fish fry in offing at Legion post

MARQUETTE – A fish fry is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the American Legion Post 44, 700 W. Bluff St., in Marquette. On the menu will be whitefish, shrimp or chicken strips with a choice of baked potato or french fries. All meals include coleslaw.

South County bazaar slated

MARQUETTE – The South County Fund Committee, a non-profit organization, is sponsoring a Fall Craft Bazaar and Pie Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the West Branch Township Hall, 1016 Marquette County Road 545.

In addition to the craft items and pies, soup and sandwiches will be for sale. Donations for the food bank at Victory Lutheran Church will be collected.

Proceeds from the event go toward scholarships, grants which support youth development, and the local food pantry.

Gwinn VFW potluck Saturday

GWINN – Gwinn VFW Post 5670 and auxiliaries will host an Appreciation Potluck Dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday.

All members of the post and auxiliaries along with spouses are invited. Also invited are community members who helped with VFW projects throughout the year. Members are asked to bring a dish to pass. Call the post after 4 p.m. with any questions. Call 346-5670 and ask for Julie.

Tai Chi workshop Saturday

MARQUETTE – Saturday, an introductory workshop on the mind/body practice of Tai Chi Chuan will be held from 9:30 a.m.-noon at the Marquette Hope Connection Center, 927 W. Fair Ave., Marquette.

This workshop is sponsored by The Cedar Tree Institute, a nonprofit organization. Cost is $27 and includes a light brunch. For more information or to register call 906-228-5494.

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Lineman program open house set

MARQUETTE – From 1-3 p.m. Thursday, the Midwest Skills Development Center is hosting an Open House for the Electrical Line Technician program.

Anyone interested is invited to tour the facility, meet current and past students, meet the instructors, meet educational and industry partners, watch pole climbing demonstrations and receive enrollment and admissions information. Light refreshments will be provided.

The Electrical Line Technician program is a one-year training program preparing students to install, maintain and operate electrical systems to supply electric energy to residential, commercial and industrial customers.

The ELT Program is a joint effort between Northern Michigan University, the Lake Superior Community Partnership Foundation and the Midwest Skills Development Center.

The Midwest Skills Development Center is located at 411 Avenue A, in Gwinn.

Parenting conference planned

MARQUETTE – The 24th Annual Parenting Awareness Michigan Conference will be Thursday at the Holiday Inn.

The statewide conference is geared for professionals and volunteers who work with parents and families, service providers, parent leaders and parents, and others who want more information on parenting.

Keynote speaker Maureen Hollocker, trainer for the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention & Prevention Funds and director of the Great Start Collaborative for Charlevoix, Emmett and northern Antrim counties, will give a presentation on a strength-based approach to move one’s personal, family and professional life from surviving to thriving. She will give two workshops on “Building Protective Factors in Families: A Collaborative Approach.”

Conference workshops will focus on issues facing today’s parents and families. Participants will be able to network with other parent advocates, visit exhibits showcasing parenting programs and resources, and help kick off and plan for the 24th Annual Parenting Awareness Month in March 2017.

For more information, call 800-968-4968. To register online or learn more about the conference, visit preventionnetwork.org/pam.

Reading group to discuss book

MARQUETTE – The Transition Marquette County Reading Group will discuss the book “The Collapse of Western Civilization – a view from the future” by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Conference Room at Peter White Public Library in Marquette.

The short book is an imaginative, “science-based fiction” look back from the year 2393. Climate change, soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, drought, and finally the disintegration of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet have led to mass migration and reshuffling of the global order.

Naomi Oreskes is professor of History of Science at Harvard University. Erik Conway is historian of technology and science at California Institute of Technology.

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.

UPCM creativity series on tap

MARQUETTE?- The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum will host its Second Thursday Creativity Series Costume Party from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Participants can stop in for a variety of fun hands-on activities, crafts, creative snacks and live music. Costumes are encouraged.

The event is free with admission or membership.

Call the museum for more information at 906-226-3911.

Yarnwinders meeting Thursday

MARQUETTE – Yarnwinders will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Arts and Culture Center at the Peter White Public Library.

Rosemary Michelin is doing the program on soap felting.

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Church fall bazaar plans ongoing

ISHPEMING – The Ishpeming St. Joseph’s Guild will be having a meeting at 7 tonight in the Father Ouelette Room to finalize plans for the upcoming Fall Bazaar, that will be held on Oct.19.

All members are urged to attend this important session.

Quickbooks Pro classes offered

NEGAUNEE – Ishpeming-Negaunee-NICE Community Schools will be having a Quickbooks Pro Accounting Class at St Johns, Ishpeming, starting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 for five weeks on Tuesdays.

Participants will learn to set up an accounting system on the computer, general ledger, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and more.

The fee is $75. The program manual is available to purchase for $70.

Call Community Schools at 475-4173 to register. Call by Thursday as space is limited.

World Polio Day to be observed

MARQUETTE – Bright yellow polio donation jugs are showing up in businesses around Marquette. The Rotary Club of Marquette has begun their Pennies for Polio campaign as a build up to World Polio Day which is Oct. 24.

World Polio Day recognizes the global progress made against a disease that at its height crippled over 100 children per week and now has been reduced to fewer than 100 cases per year. World Polio Day serves as a reaffirmation of the global commitment to eradicate this childhood disease.

Rotary’s involvement in polio eradication started with a successful pilot project to immunize children in the Philippines in 1979. Since then Rotary members have donated time and money to help immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are the only remaining polio-endemic countries, with a total of 23 cases reported thus far in 2016. These countries have challenges to eradicating the disease due to conflict, political instability, hard-to-reach populations and poor infrastructure. Once a country is deemed polio-free, ongoing monitoring is required to maintain that status.

“Sometimes it’s difficult for us to think of this as a local issue,” said Sally Davis, Marquette Rotary Club’s president, in a news release. “Yet some of our residents still remember it as one of the most feared diseases, paralyzing hundreds of thousands of children every year. We still need to vaccinate children for polio. It’s a disease that could once again surface world-wide if it is not totally eradicated.”

“Our club’s goal is to raise $2,650,” Rotarian Brett Conklin said in the release. “Money raised will be matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for a projected total of $7,950 toward vaccines, disease monitoring and education programs world-wide.”

Businesses who wish to participate, or groups that would like to be involved in Pennies for Polio, can contact lead Rotarian Brett Conklin: brett@bcubedfitness.com.

Soup luncheon at church planned

ISHPEMING – The Trinity Lutheran Church women will sponsor a soup luncheon from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the church fellowship hall.

Featured will be homemade soup, bread, bars and beverage. The public is invited.

The church is located at 414 E. Ridge St., in Ishpeming.

Former Woolworth workers to meet

MARQUETTE – All former Woolworth employees are invited to meet for lunch at noon Wednesday at Vango’s Pizza in Marquette.

Exhibit sets closing reception

MARQUETTE – The inaugural faculty and staff juried art exhibit at Northern Michigan University’s Olson Library will end with a closing reception from 4-6 p.m. Thursday.

Hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments will be served.

The exhibit features works by 12 faculty and staff members from various campus offices and departments.

Media used by the artists for the 20 selected pieces include graphite on paper, acrylic and watercolor paintings, stained glass, paper mache with a cardboard framework, metallic and digital inkjet prints, photo transfers on ceramic tiles, tinted acrylic on polyester film layers and photography.

Graveraet Class of ’53 to meet

MARQUETTE – The Graveraet Class of 1953 will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday at The Crossroads. For information call 906-475-5119.

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DNR?to complete formal review

ISHPEMING – If you live adjacent to, have a cottage or camp near or simply like to spend time on state-managed forest land in Alger and Marquette counties, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is sharing information regarding an upcoming opportunity to comment on proposed 2018 forest plans for these areas.

The DNR will complete its formal review of proposed forest treatment plans at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Red Rock Lanes, 1011 North Road, Ishpeming.

For more efficient oversight, the DNR divides each forest management unit into smaller units or “compartments.” This year, compartments are being reviewed in Limestone and Mathias townships in Alger County, and Chocolay, Ely, Forsyth, Ishpeming, Michigamme, Marquette, Richmond, Skandia, Tilden, Turn and Wells Ewing townships in Marquette County.

Maps and information regarding proposed management activities (treatments) can be found at www.michigan.gov/forestry. Compartment Review Packets for the 2018 year of entry can be found by selecting the “Find a Forest” button and clicking the “Gwinn” button on the map.

In addition to the review of these forest treatments, the DNR will seek public input regarding Special Conservation Areas, or areas recognized as having unique values, such as old growth, springs or wildlife habitat corridors. This review will use the most up-to-date categories of Special Conservation Areas and values.

Anyone with a disability that requires accommodations to attend this meeting should contact Thomas Seablom at seablomt@michigan.gov or 346-9201 before the meeting.

Those unable to attend the meeting are encouraged to submit comments via email to Thomas Seablom using the subject line “Gwinn Forest Management Unit open house comment.” All comments received before Oct. 27 will be taken into consideration.

Learn more about the state forest planning process at www.michigan.gov/forestplan.

Party with a Purpose Wednesday

MARQUETTE – Upper Peninsula Honor Flight will benefit from a Party with a Purpose from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Chocolay Township Hall meeting room, 5010 U.S. 41 South, Harvey.

Vendors participating include Fleur de Lis therapeutic massage; Tastefully Simple; Clever Container; Young Living Essential Oils; Jambrry; Park Lane; Stampin’ Up!; and Tupperware. A portion of sales will be donated to U.P. Honor Flight, which brings World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit memorials in their honor and other sites.

For more information on Party with a Purpose, visit facebook.com/PartyWithAPurpose/MQT

For more information on U.P. Honor Flight, visit uphonorflight.org

Father Marquette shadow days

MARQUETTE – Father Marquette Catholic School, serving pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade students, is designed to help young people become responsible and independent young adults with lasting Christian values and morals.

The school will be hosting shadow days on the second Wednesday of each month during the 2016-2017 school year. All children are invited to spend a day at the school and see for themselves what it is to be a student at Father Marquette.

The 2016-2017 FMCS Shadow Days: Oct. 12; Nov. 9; Dec. 14; Jan. 11; Feb. 8; March 8; April 12; and May 10.

Contact Principal Michael Hedges at 906-226-7912 or mhedges@fathermarquette.org for more information or to schedule a shadow day for a student.

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Umut Acar to speak at NMU

MARQUETTE – Umut Acar, who recently completed his first year as Turkish Consul General in Chicago, will give a presentation at Northern Michigan University as a guest of the criminal justice department.

He will address Turkey’s redefinition of terrorism as a result of July’s military coup d’etat attempt and “Fethullah Gulen’s terrorist organization.” The talk is scheduled at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in room 2306 of the University Center. The public is invited.

Acar was born in Unye, Turkey, in 1974. He started his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he served in various capacities, most recently as chief of cabinet to the minister. He also served as third secretary at the Turkish Embassy in Sofia; vice consul and consul at the Turkish Consulate General in Frankfurt; and counselor for the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Turkey to the Council of Europe. He received his undergraduate degree at the Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences of Gazi University.

For more information on this event, call 227-1611.

The SKY?Family to perform tonight

MARQUETTE – East Coast Music Association award nominees The SKY Family will be performing their high energy Celtic/pop-rock music, dance and Gospel production Celtic Revival! at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Faith in Christ Fellowship, 101 Oakridge Drive, Marquette.

Delighting audiences from coast to coast across the U.S. and Canada, the SKY Family is eastern Canada’s premier Irish Dance production. Fast-paced music and high-energy dance combined with humor and inspiration makes a toe-tapping time for the whole family. A free-will offering will be taken. Call 906-250-3325 for more information.

‘Brazil Today’ presentation at NMU

MARQUETTE – One of Brazil’s most daunting environmental challenges is the deforestation of the Amazon. Some scientists say this is responsible for the severe drought affecting Sao Paulo because the Amazon’s trees play an important role in releasing water as vapor clouds, known as “flying rivers.” Antonio Ribeiro de Almeida from the University of Sao PauloPiracicaba will present “Brazil Today: Communicating About the Social-Environmental Frontier” at Northern Michigan University.

He will discuss governmental and nongovernmental efforts to pitch environmental challenges and solutions to the country’s citizens. The talk is scheduled at 7 p.m. Monday in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building.

It is free and open to the public.

NAMI?holds meetings, support groups

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

  • Monday, Oct. 10, support group
  • Thursday, Oct. 13, support group
  • Monday, Oct. 24, educational meeting

All meetings begin at 7 p.m. in the Nonprofit Commons Conference Room, 129 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette.

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

Medicare/Medicaid assistance

MARQUETTE – UPCAP’s Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program is offering free seminars in the area to help folks new to Medicare understand their benefits and choices.

A session is planned from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday at the Lakeview Arena Citizen’s Forum Room, 401 E. Fair Ave, Marquette.

Registration is required by calling 1-800-803-7174, or by simply dialing 2-1-1 and indicating the wish to register for the “Welcome to Medicare” event in Marquette on Oct. 11.

MMAP is a free community-based, health-benefits counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their families. MMAP is funded by state and federal agencies and does not sell or endorse any insurance product. MMAP is locally sponsored by UPCAP, the U.P. Area Agency on Aging. For more information on MMAP, dial 2-1-1 from anywhere in the U.P.

‘Birding Adventures in Florida’

MARQUETTE – On Wednesday, the Laughing Whitefish Audubon Society will host a program called “Birding Adventures in Florida,” presented by Mark and Joanie Hubinger.

The program will take place at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of Peter White Public Library.

The Hubingers spent four months traveling around Florida this past winter, covering all four corners of the state, including the Panhandle, the Keys and the Dry Tortugas. They visited National Wildlife Refuges, State Parks, and many other nature preserves. Although the focus is birding, they will discuss other wildlife and the natural features they encountered along the way. For more information, call 226-6749.

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Archaeology Fair to be held Saturday

MARQUETTE – An Archaeology Fair in honor of International Archaeology Day, which is celebrated throughout the world on this date, is planned from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Marquette Regional History Center.

The public is invited to spend a fun afternoon learning all about archaeology through hands-on activities, demonstrations, artifacts and displays at many interactive booths throughout the entire museum.

It’s a chance to meet regional experts and see what is being discovered in the Upper Peninsula region. New booths and activities are being offered this year.

Museum admission prices are adults $7, seniors: $6, students $3, and youth 12 and under: $2.

The fair is included with the cost of general admission.

The MRHC is located at 145 W. Spring St., Marquette. For more information, call 906-226-3571 or email marquettehistory.org.

Once Upon A Crime to meet

MARQUETTE – Once Upon A Crime, the book group for mystery lovers, will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Dandelion Cottage Room at the Peter White Public Library to discuss “Girl Waits with Gun” by Amy Stewart.

In the summer of 1914 in rural New Jersey, the lives of Constance Kopp and her sisters take a dramatic turn. Their horse-drawn buggy is overturned in an accident with a motor car driven by local factory owner Henry Kaufman. Constance wants only an apology and the money owed to them for damages. Her determination in seeking justice puts her family in danger as the thuggish Kaufman begins a campaign of intimidation.

Aided by the local sheriff, the Kopp sisters defend their home while Constance unravels a web of Kaufman family secrets and reckons with her own. Stewart draws from the true story of the Kopp sisters (Constance became one of the country’s first female deputy sheriffs). This mystery featuring an unconventional female detective continues a year of reading mysteries in a different genre each month.

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

MRHC?holds presentation?Wednesday

MARQUETTE – The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Explosions, Fires, Floods and Other Fun Things at 7 p.m. Wednesday at MRHC.

Presenter Jim Koski will look at some of the weird things that have happened in Marquette over 167 years, everything from planes crashing into the harbor, to an explosion so strong it broke windows five miles away. And yes, fires and floods too.

Visit marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571 for more info. There is a $5 suggested donation for this event.

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MARSP?deadline today

MARQUETTE – The Marquette County Chapter of the Michigan Association Of Retired School Personnel will meet at the Landmark Inn at noon Tuesday.

Retired teacher Kitty Kososki will discuss her recently published book “The (not so) Lowly Chokecherry.”

Information on how to publish your own book will also be offered. Call 486-8096 or 226-3388 today for luncheon reservations.

Tech problems solved at PWPL

MARQUETTE – Members of Northern Michigan University’s Association of Information Technology Professionals student group will be available to lend a hand to anyone with technology operating problems today, then Oct. 14, 21, 28 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Peter White Public Library Shiras Room.

This drop- in opportunity is for anyone having problems getting their laptops, tablets, e-readers, phones and other digital equipment up and running. There will be four sessions in October. No appointment is necessary and there is no charge for this service.

For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call the Reference Desk at 226-4312.

Film to be screened at NMU

MARQUETTE – Charu Sharma, founder of Go Against the Flow, a movement that inspires women to take intelligent risks, trust their vision and develop leadership skills to forge their own trail in the world of startups, will screen her film by the same name at Northern Michigan University.

She built two startup companies in her college dorm room before joining LinkedIn as a marketing solutions campaign planner. The showing is scheduled at 6 tonight in the Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building. It is free and open to the public.

The Go Against the Flow project includes a book, an ongoing series published in The Huffington Post and a film. The documentary relays the wisdom of top women entrepreneurs who share their stories of building a business from scratch and being resilient. Participants include the founders of Cloudflare, Getaround, Women Who Code, Kabam, Remedy, Rockhealth and Zinepak. The women share their struggles, success stories and actionable advice on hiring, fundraising, building technology and scaling.

Sharma will also be the keynote speaker at the NMU College of Business Entrepreneurship Conference earlier in the day. The conference theme is “Women in Entrepreneurship.” Originally from India, Sharma has visited all seven continents and 44 countries. She attended Mount Holyoke College and now resides in San Francisco.

BYO dinner event at library

MARQUETTE – CineArts Films at Peter White Public Library, a series devoted to foreign and independent films, in conjunction with Northern Michigan University’s Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center, celebrates French Canadian Heritage Days with the movie “Seducing Doctor Lewis/La grande seduction” at 6 tonight in the Community Room.

This is a BYO Dinner Event. The evening will be introduced by Dan Truckey, Director, Beaumier Museum.

This comedy takes place in a Quebec fishing village on a tiny impoverished island. The residents wish to persuade a plastics company to build a new factory in their town. To qualify, the town needs a doctor. The entire village begins the seduction of a young Montreal-based doctor, hoping to convince him that their isolated village is the ideal place to live.

Free admission. BYO dinner or refreshments. Call 226-4309 or visit www.pwpl.info for more information.

U.P. Author Day Saturday

MARQUETTE – Readers and writers are invited to celebrate the independent spirit of writers who live in, work in or write about the Upper Peninsula at U.P. Author Day from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday on the Peter White Public Library’s lower level in the Marquette Arts and Culture Center.

Meet more than 25 local authors and get some early holiday shopping done at the all-day book fair. Enjoy six different interactive breakout sessions to learn from writers of the same genre in discussions about their work and their inspirations. Genre panel topics include U.P. History, Children’s Literature, Poetry, Fiction Writing, Biographies and Mysteries.

Authors attending the U.P. Author Day event include Karl Bohnack, Larry Buege, D. Michael Carriere, Mikel Classen, Vicki Fee, Kathleen Heidemann, Austin Hummell, Sharon Kennedy, Allan Koski, R. Bruce Larson, Sonny Longtine, Rosalyn McGrath, Paulette Noble, Rick Noble (pen name: R.E. Kelly), Maggie Pill (pen name: Peg Herring), Gretchen Preston, Bert Reisterer, Mike Ryan, Christine Saari, John Smolens, Russ Thorburn, Tyler Tichelaar, Jackie Winkowski and D. G. Woodworth.

At 2 p.m., a live webcast panel presentation by veterans of the literary community will be screened. Hosted by Indie Author Day, viewers will be able to hear from nationally known writers, agents and other industry leaders including: Jon Fine of Amazon, Kiera Parrott of Library Journal, Robin Cutler of IngramSpark, Jim Blanton of Louisville Free Library, American Library Association’s Black Caucus and award winning author, L. Penelope.

Visitors to the U.P. Author Day event will be eligible to enter drawings for several great door prizes and enjoy light refreshments throughout the day. Local sponsors include the Upper Peninsula Authors and Publishers Association, Marquette Arts and Culture Center, Indieauthorday.com and Peter White Public Library.

There is no admission charge to attend the event. For more information call Peter White Public Library at 906-226-4318, visit www.pwpl.info or check out U.P. Author Day though the library’s Facebook page.

Moon observing session planned

MARQUETTE – The Marquette Astronomical Society will hold a public observing session Saturday night to celebrate the International “Observe The Moon Night.” This free event will take place Kaufamn Sports Complex along Hawley Street across from Jacobetti Complex from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.

A large telescope and the library telescope (soon to be available to public at Peter White Public Library) will be in use to observe the first quarter moon, Saturn, Milky Way, Mars star cluster, nebulae and galaxies. It’s a chance to see celestial objects like you have never seen them before and receive an expert explanation of what they are and how far away they are.

Park at entrance and walk north to observing area. Call Scott Stobbelaar at 236-1568 for more information.

If cloudy events will be canceled with no rescheduling.

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Amateur radio group to meet

NEGAUNEE – The monthly meeting of the Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association will be at 7 tonight at the Marquette County Health Deptartment in Negaunee Township.

This meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Rich at 249-3837.

‘Me Before You’ screening set

MARQUETTE – Peter White Public Library’s Matinee Movie series continues at 12:30 p.m. today with a screening of the romantic drama “Me Before You” in the library’s Community Room.

Adapted from the best-selling novel by Jojo Moyes, this film is the story of a young woman named Lou who loses a job that she loves as a waitress, causing financial hardship for her family. Lou finally finds work and is hired to act as a caregiver for Will, a banker who was paralyzed in an accident. Although Will has grown despondent since his injury, Lou’s no-nonsense ways force him to reconnect with life, and the pair eventually develop feelings for each other.

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.

Ruffed grouse society bash tonight

MARQUETTE – The North Woods chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society will host its 12th Annual Conservation and Sportsmen’s Banquet today at the Pine Mountain Golf & Ski Resort, N3332 Pine Mountain Road, in Iron Mountain, beginning with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. CST. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. CST.

As with all RGS fundraisers, proceeds from this event will be used to enhance habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other forest wildlife.

The evening will feature a live and silent auction, games, drawings and door prizes, highlighted with the finest selection of quality firearms, artwork and collectables.

Individual membership and dinner tickets are $65. There is also a membership and spouse package for $85 which includes two dinners and a junior membership and dinner ticket for $40 for those 17 and under.

For more information or to purchase tickets contact: Janet Bath at 906-774-5666 or rgsrjb@charter.net

Zero Degrees Gallery event tonight

MARQUETTE – “A Change of heART,” featuring works by the artists of Zero Degrees Gallery will be on display through Nov. 18 at the Huron Mountain Club Gallery at Peter White Public Library.

A full range of 2D and 3D work is shown, including metal, wood, fiber, jewelry, oils, watercolor, mixed media, pastel and photography. A public reception will be at 6 tonight.

The gallery is on the main level of Peter White Public Library, 217 N. Front St., in Marquette. Call 250-7364 for more information.

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Catholic school gala set

MARQUETTE – Tickets are now available for a fundraiser for the Father Marquette Catholic School.

The school invites the community to its annual Gala and Auction at St. Peter Cathedral Fellowship Hall at 6;30 p.m. Nov. 5.

Proceeds from this annual benefit will support and enhance the academic programming at Father Marquette Catholic School.

This year’s theme is Roaring 20s. In addition to auction items, the night includes bucket drawings and many unique gift items for the whole family.

Tickets for this event are $40 per person and include dinner with a selection of beer, wine, music provided by Rusty Bowers Entertainment and a chance to win $1000. VIP Ticket Packages are also available.

Tickets are available at all the Marquette Catholic parishes and also at both the elementary and middle schools.

For more information, 906-226-7912 or go to www.facebook.com/FMCSharestauction.

Belles to meet at Jasper Ridge

ISHPEMING – The Ishpeming/Negaunee Belles meet at the Jasper Ridge Brewery in Ishpeming at noon Thursday.

Blood drive at Bell Thursday

ISHPEMING – A blood drive will be held at UP Health System-Bell from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday via the bloodmobile.

Registration will take place at the UP Health System – Bell Cafe. Those interested in donating blood can contact Amber Brancheau at 906-485-2777 to register.

Bridge club to teach game

MARQUETTE – The Superiorland Bridge Club invites people of all ages to learn how to play the game of duplicate bridge.

The workshops will be offered Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 6 and continuing for eight weeks. They will take place at the club, which is next to MC Sports in the Westwood Mall in Marquette.

The lessons are free but there is a cost for instructional materials.

To register or for more information, call Cerona at 249-3529; Karen at 273-1716; or Tony at 225-1047.

Mobile food truck in Ishpeming

ISHPEMING – The Feeding America Mobile Food Truck will be at the Ishpeming VFW parking lot, 310 Bank St., in Ishpeming, from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday.

Anyone in need of food is welcomed. There is no charge or fee.

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Movie screening planned

MARQUETTE – Peter White Public Library invites movie and jazz fans to enjoy a bring your own meal film event at 6 p.m. Thursday for a screening of “Born to Be Blue” in the library’s Community room.

This biographical drama is a remarkably creative re-imagining of jazz trumpet legend Chet Baker’s struggle to overcome drug addiction and stage a musical comeback in the late 1960s. The movie has received film festival award nominations and accolades from film critics.

Ethan Hawke stars as Baker in “…a career best” performance according to the Examiner.

Co-starring Carmen Ejogo (Selma) and Callum Rennie (Longmire) “Born to Be Blue” premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2015, rated R and runs for 97 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.

IEP advocacy session slated

MARQUETTE – Communication and Advocacy for an Effective IEP Meeting with Jesse Morton will be presented from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Marquette-Alger RESA office, 321 E. Ohio St., Marquette.

opens at 5:15 p.m. Pizza dinner will be served.

The workshop will explore six skills parents can use to become more effective advocates for their child with a disability.

This workshop is coordinated by the Michigan Alliance for Families and is free and open to the public.

To register, call 906-483-0442 or email lisa@michiganallianceforfamilies.org.

Church hosts dinner Wednesday

MARQUETTE – Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette will host its monthly community meal on at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. All are welcome.

For more information about this or other programs at Messiah, go to messiahlutheranmqt.org or call 225-1119.

The church is located at 305 W. Magnetic Street.

Quilters to meet Wednesday

MARQUETTE – The Marquette County Quilters’ Association will be holding its monthly meeting Wednesday in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

This month the group will be meeting from 1-9 p.m.

This month will be a time of open sewing, working on charity projects or personal projects. There will be a potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by a short business meeting at 6:30. Then, more time to sew.

All are invited.

Vegans invite others to dine

MARQUETTE – Join Northern Vegans for a cafeteria-style dinner at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Marquette Food Co-op at 502 W. Washington St. in Marquette.

Order some vegan food at the Co-op’s deli. All are welcome, no RSVP required. Visit northernvegans.com, check the group’s Facebook page, or call 236-1279 for more information.

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‘Traces of the Trade’ doc screened

MARQUETTE – The largest slave-trading family in U.S. history was not from the South, but from New England. In her documentary, “Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North,” producer/director Katrina Browne and her family members embark on a journey that brings them face to face with the history and legacy of their forefathers’ hidden enterprise. It will be shown at Northern Michigan University on Thursday. Admission is free.

NMU’s Multicultural Education and Resource Center will host the presentation at 7 p.m. in the University Center Pioneer Rooms. Dain and Constance Perry will facilitate a discussion on race, reconciliation and healing after the screening.

For more information, call 227-1554 or contact merc@nmu.edu.

Flu shot clinics to be held

ISHPEMING – UP Health System – Bell is holding flu shot clinics in October.

These clinics are fast and convenient, with no long lines and no hassle. Light refreshments will be provided.

The clinics will take place at the Medical Office Building Conference Room at UPHS – Bell on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The cost of the shot is $30. UPHS – Bell is accepting cash, check and Medicare Part B.

Flu shots are recommended for anyone ages 6 months or older who’d like to avoid the flu.

UP Health System – Bell is located at 901 Lakeshore Drive in Ishpeming.

‘The Dignity Revolution Challenge’

MARQUETTE – WIN for Christ, an ecumenical group of Marquette county pastors and laypeople, is working to share all-around healthy opportunities with area youth.

The group is bringing a program called “The Dignity Revolution Challenge” to aid students and teachers in their understanding of the worth, value, and dignity of every person. Popular school assemblies’ speaker and author, Bob Lenz, will be at the Negaunee, Ishpeming and Marquette area schools in early October (Oct. 4, 5, and 11 respectively).

During the school assembly programs Bob Lenz will be sharing an anti-bullying message which promotes value, courage and respect. There will also be an evening community event following up on each daytime school assembly. This outreach will take the school assembly message further to explore the design of our hearts to be loved and to love others.

Lenz will be joined by A.J. the Animated Illusionist, a full-time professional entertainer, best described as ” a physical comedian that incorporates illusion, dance and audience participation.”

Anyone interested in more information on WIN for Christ or this program, contact the Rev. Dale Niskanen at 906-475-4850.