YMCA Run/Walk held April 22
MARQUETTE — The 17th Annual YMCA Run/Walk will be taking place on Saturday, April 22.
The course runs along beautiful Lake Superior, starting and finishing at the YMCA of Marquette County and promises to be a fun fitness event for the whole family.
The event is open to all and includes a 10 mile, 10k, 5k and a 5K non-competitive walk, one-mile youth run and a toddler trot. Family fun, activities and refreshments will be provided throughout the morning.
Registration for this event will be taken at the YMCA of Marquette County.
For more information, call or email Race Director, Jenna Zdunek, at 906-227-9622, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone who would like to volunteer is asked to call the YMCA at 906-227-9622.
Zonta Club holds spring fundraiser
MARQUETTE — The Zonta Club of the Marquette Area has announced a new date and time for its spring fundraiser, “NAILED IT-Cocktails and Crafts.”
This inaugural event will take place from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, March 11 at Northern Michigan University ‘s Jacobetti Center.
Participants for “Nailed It” will enjoy an afternoon of craft making and cocktails. They will choose from a variety of workshops including arm knitting a scarf, painting a canvas, floral arrangements, food preparation, jewelry making and more.
The cost per ticket begin at $35 and includes one workshops (with an option to add a second), a chance to win prizes, and a swag bag and complimentary appetizers — there will be a cash bar.
The Zonta Club of the Marquette Area is a chapter of Zonta International. Zonta seeks to advance the status of women worldwide by improving the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local levels through service and advocacy.
Proceeds from “Nailed It” benefit grants and scholarships given by Zonta to the community. Some of these grants were given to Big Brothers Big Sisters, Partridge Creek Farm, YMCA, Great Lakes Recovery, and many others.
For more information on “Nailed It” or the Zonta Club of the Marquette Area, go to its website or Facebook page.
Family Game Day fundraiser held
MARQUETTE — Family Game Day — a fundraiser featuring games, food and drinks, raffle, silent auction — is planned from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18 at First United Methodist Church, 111 E. Ridge St., Marquette, in the lower-level social room.
At the event, games are provided or people can bring their own. Bridge players are encouraged to contact organizers who they can prepare in advance (website: familygameday.weebly.com)
All profits go to P.E.O., a philanthropic educational organization providing grants and loans for women attending accredited colleges through its Michigan Fund which financially assists Michigan men, women, and children; as well as to Cottey College, an outstanding women’s college funded by P.E.O. International.
Tickets are ages 0-4: free; ages 5-12: $5; students: $6; seniors: $7; adults: $9; and families of three or four: $20.
Tickets may be pre-purchased with cash or check at Art of Framing: 149 W. Washington St. or go online to: familygameday.weebly.com.
Yooper Drag Show Estravaganza
MARQUETTE — The Yooper Drag Show Extravaganza, sponsored by Upper Peninsula Rainbow Pride, will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Recovery Room, 142 W. Washington St., Marquette.
There will be a $5 cover charge. All funds benefit U.P. Rainbow Pride and Pride Fest 2017. For more info, visit the group’s websit uprainbowpride.org or its Facebook page.