‘Citizen: An American Lyric’ discussed
MARQUETTE — At 7 p.m. Wednesday, the Peter White Public Library will host a book discussion of Claudia Rankine’s “Citizen: An American Lyric.”
Northern Michigan University chose Rankine’s book as its Common Diversity Reader. It has received numerous awards including being the winner of the National Critics Circle Award in Poetry, the NAACP Image Award and the LA Times Book Prize.
According to the National Book Awards Judges’ Citation, “Marrying prose, poetry, and the visual image, ‘Citizen’ investigates the ways in which racism pervades daily American social and cultural life, rendering certain of its citizens politically invisible.”
All who are interested in discussing issues of race, gender and prejudice are invited. There is no admission charge to attend. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Room at the Inn benefit held today
MARQUETTE — Room at the Inn, Marquette’s emergency homeless shelter and warming center, will benefit from the Marquette Lions Club’s annual Pancake Breakfast Buffet at the American Legion Post, 700 W. Bluff St.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for ages 5-12. Kids 4 and under eat for free.
For more information, contact the Marquette Lions Club at 360-7747.
Exercise Science Seminar Series
MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s 2017 Exercise Science Seminar Series will continue every Monday through April 24.
NMU second-year graduate students in exercise science are presenting their research. The following April events all begin at 6:15 p.m. in room 241 of the Physical Education Instructional Facility. The public is invited.
≤ Monday: “Biomechanics of the High Jump: Coaching Considerations” by John Evans followed by a 7:15 p.m. presentation titled “The vestibular system’s control of posture in a varying gravitational environment” by Ryan Meidinger.
≤ April 10: “Physiological Profile of Firefighters” by Gabbie McAlary followed by a 7:15 p.m. presentation titled “Causes and outcomes of foot strike pattern alteration” by Jessica Coullard.
≤ April 17: “Exercise and Quality of Life in Parkinson’s Patients: Improving bradykinesia, balance and tremors” by Alicia Denherder, followed by a 7:15 p.m. presentation titled “The effects of exercise training on improving strength and cardiovascular fitness in persons with Down syndrome” by Rachel Greco.
≤ April 24: “The Effect of Ice Application on Soft Tissue Injury” by Brandon Jones, followed by a 7:15 p.m. presentation titled “Motor Imagery and Mental Rehearsal” by Dale Hubbard.
The exercise science seminars are streamed live and archived at http://tinyurl.com/zbulzev. For more information, contact NMU Health and Human Science Professor Randall Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SERA to hold meeting Monday
MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Chapter 16 of the State Employee Retirees Association will have its April meeting at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the State Office Building conference room, 305 Ludington St., Escanaba.
SERA members are urged to attend.
The group’s May luncheon meeting will be at noon May 1 at Highland Golf Club. Bethany Beauchaine, employee benefits director, will be the guest and will provide information on the Optum Rx Transition.
SERA members are encouraged to make reservations by calling Frank Berres at 906-786-2965 or Arlene Paulson at 906-786-7199 as soon as possible. They will provide addiational information and the menu items. A 50/50 raffle will be conducted.
The SERA board still has a vacancy.
YMCA spring programs announced
MARQUETTE — YMCA of Marquette County spring programs have been announced.
The Y will have new programs for youth and adults. Programs include Just Keep Playing which is a program for 8-12 year old kids combining activity in the Wellness Center followed by games in the pool.
Singing, tumbling, T-ball and teen sport conditioning are among the many other programs being offered this session.
Spring session runs from Monday through June 11. Member registration begins Monday and non-member registration begins April 10.
For a list of classes, visit ymcamqt.org or call 227-9622.
Book Group set to meet Tuesday
MARQUETTE — The Peter White Library Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Dandelion Cottage Room at the library to share and discuss favorite poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month.
New members are welcome. For more information, please call 906- 228-9953.