Chloe Hilliard holds comedy show
MARQUETTE — Journalist-turned-comedian Chloe Hilliard will present a free comedy show from 8-9 p.m. Friday in room 1100 of Jamrich Hall at Northern Michigan University.
According to her website, Hilliard was raised in a large Hasidic Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. She is known to reference her unique life experiences when performing.
For her expertise on hip-hop culture, Hilliard has appeared on CNN Headline News, ABC News, Our World with Black Enterprise and C-Span. She made her national television debut on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and has since appeared on AXSTV’s “Gotham Comedy Live,” Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show,” Tru TV’s “Almost Genius” and MTV’s “Acting Out.”
To learn more about Hilliard, visit www.chloehilliard.com.
Olympic Training Site tour offered
MARQUETTE — The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a tour of the Northern Michigan University Olympic Training Site on Wednesday, March 22.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to noon, beginning in room 101B of the Superior Dome.
Attendees will observe activities and communicate with staff members and athletes. If time permits, information will be presented on the experiences athletes had during the 2016 Rio Olympics, updates on the new NMU athletic teams and information about Title IX. A question-and-answer session will take place at the end of the program.
Operations Manager Michael Kaurala will present the tour. The cost is $3 for NCLL members and $8 for non-members. Contact Jim Matteson at 228-4165 for more information. Register before Friday by calling 227-2979.
Technology assistance offered
MARQUETTE — Members of Northern Michigan University’s Association of Information Technology Professionals student group will be available to lend a hand for anyone with technology operating problems from 4-5:30 p.m. Fridays, March 17, 24, and 31 in the Peter White Public Library Shiras Room.
This drop in opportunity is for anyone having problems getting their laptops, tablets, phones, e-readers, and other digital equipment up and running. There will be three sessions in March. 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.
Battle of the Bands auditions held
MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre is holding its first-ever Battle of the Bands.
Auditions are being held on Saturday. To secure an audition time, email David Pierce, technical director and production manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Video submissions will also be accepted from bands unable to make the live audition.
Battle of the Bands will be held on Saturday, April 22, with the winner receiving a cash prize to be determined.
“I was exploring fundraising opportunities and thought this would be perfect because there really aren’t many opportunities for local bands to be able to showcase their work in a venue such as ours,” Pierce said. “So it earns a little extra money for the Forest Roberts Theatre as well as promotes local bands in a way that hasn’t been done in the past.”
The theater is partnering with Double Trouble DJs to offer full production support for the event. Local DJs will also play music between each band set.
For more information, contact Pierce at 227- 2084 or email@example.com.
Community Seed Swap on Saturday
MARQUETTE — A Community Seed Swap and Seed Start will be held in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library from 2-5 p.m. Saturday.
The Queen City Seed Library invites everyone who is interested in gardening and growing their own food to attend. The event is free. Attendees can take home a seed starting kit for making a donation to the Seed Library.
Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of seeds to plant in a seed starter kit to help get an early start on planting a garden. All materials will be provided and proceeds will help support the daily operation of the Queen City Seed Library.
The event also offers gardeners and seed savers a chance to exchange seeds and share knowledge. The swap is an opportunity for new seed savers to get locally harvested seeds for starting their own gardens.
“If you’re new to this, you don’t even need to bring seeds; just come,” said Michael Riesterer of Transition Marquette Seed Co-op. “We’ll have seeds on hand donated by the Transition Seed Co-op, Seed Savers Exchange and High Mowing Seeds. For experienced seed savers, a seed swap helps growers to localize their seed sources which helps build food security.”
“Learning about where food comes from actually starts with the seed itself,” said Abbey Palmer, Education Coordinator at Michigan State University U.P. Research and Extension Center. “Saving seeds is a tangible way to create a culture of food security and food sovereignty in our community.”
To participate in the swap, bring open-pollinated, non-GMO seeds that are labeled with the plant type, variety, date of harvest, and location of harvest. There will be envelopes and bags, on hand at the event for swapping.
For more information, contact Michael Riesterer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 225-0608.