Program on ancient caribou hunters
MARQUETTE — The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Discovering the Ancient Caribou Hunters of Marquette County’s Silver Lake at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Some 12,000 years ago on the shoreline of Silver Lake a herd of migrating caribou stopped for a drink, and ancient hunters using wooden spears with stone tips suddenly appeared. This presentation will focus on the results of the Silver Lake Reservoir archaeological survey project that Jim Paquette undertook starting back in 1987-88, and again, continuing during 2002 through 2008 when low water levels in the basin allowed for additional surface reconnaissance along the exposed shoreline of the original lake. This program documents some of the most exciting and important archaeological discoveries ever made by Paquette in his “spirit quest” search for the elusive proof that Ice Age Paleo-Indian families once lived right here in the central Upper Peninsula.
On display at the program will be an extensive collection of rare ancient stone spear points and tools that were left behind by Ice Age and early Holocene hunter/gatherers who once camped and lived on the shores of Marquette County’s Silver Lake. This program will be presented by Jim Paquette. $5 suggested donation. Call 906-226-3571 or visit marquettehsitory.org. for more info. The program at 7 p.m. (note change from originally scheduled 6:30 p.m.)
Blood drive held at Jamrich Hall
MARQUETTE — The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive on Wednesday at NMU’s Jamrich Hall, Marquette, from noon to 5 p.m. with the bloodmobile. No appointments necessary.
Historical society meets Wednesday
CHAMPION — The Champion-Beacon-Humboldt Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Champion Township Office, located along U.S. 41 in Champion.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Brian Maki speaks at NARFE meeting
MARQUETTE — Computer expert Brian Maki will be the guest speaker for Wednesday’s meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Chapter 1900.
The group 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 in Marquette. Members may enter from Spring Street, behind City Hall. Spring Street is one-way from east to west.
Maki teaches the Forever Beginners computer classes. With computer equipment and handouts, he will advise members on personal-computer use, including ways to avoid viruses and hacking.
NARFE Chapter 1900 includes members from the Marquette, Escanaba, Rapid River, Houghton and Hancock areas. For additional information, call 906-475-0362.
Spring bazaar to be held April 22
MARQUETTE — St. Peter Cathedral Annual Spring Bazaar and Luncheon will be held on Saturday, April 22 in St. Peter Cathedral Hall located at 311 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Luncheon served beginning at 10:30 a.m. for $6.
The event features white elephant, baked goods, silent auction, jewelry and local vendors. Interested vendors can contact Darlene at 228-9543 to reserve a table for $10.