‘Pleasure Unwoven’ screening held
MARQUETTE — On Wednesday, the Peter White Public Library will show the film “Pleasure Unwoven” in the library’s community room from 6-8 p.m. as part of its Your Mind Matters series and The Cost of Addiction series on opioid addiction.
In this video essay, Dr. Kevin McCauley, physician, addiction specialist, and recovering opioid addict, addresses the question of whether addiction is a really a disease. Considering his own treatment for opioid addiction and expert research on the effect opioids have on the brain, McCauley presents both sides of the issue, taking complex neuroscientific information and making it accessible to the general population. His goal is to help people in recovery as well as their friends and family.
There is no admission charge to attend thanks to the Cost of Addiction Team (Snyder Drug Stores, Campus Pharmacy, CMH-Pathways, Great Lakes Recovery Centers, MAHS, MARESA, MCHD, MC2, Northcare Network, Susanne Wicklund) and the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Woolworth’s employees to meet
MARQUETTE — All former Woolworth’s employees are invited to meet for lunch at noon Wednesday at Big Boy in Marquette.
Beautification Committee to meet
MARQUETTE — The Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee will meet at noon Thursday at the Landmark Inn.
Gretchen Preston, Blind Leader Dog Handler, will present “Service Dogs Working in Our Community.” She will be accompanied by her black lab, Floyd. Lunch is available at a cost.
For more information, visit mqtbeautification.org.
‘Saving the Queen’ book discussion
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 “Saving the Queen” by William F. Buckley Jr.
Queen Elizabeth has just settled onto the throne of England, and the CIA is baffled at the breaks in security that are taking place. Worst of all, the leaks have been traced directly to the queen’s chambers. Blackford Oakes, handsome, debonair, audacious, a recent Yale graduate and ex-combat fighter pilot, is called upon to penetrate the Royal Circle, win the Queen’s confidence, and plug the leak.
This spy story continues a year of reading mysteries in a different genre each month. New members are welcome.
For more information, call 228-9953.
Barn Quilt Workshop on Saturday
NEGAUNEE — A Barn Quilt Workshop will begin from 2:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday at U. P. Fabricating, U.S. 41, Negaunee Township, and will continue from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20.
A barn quilt is a large piece of wood that is painted to look like a quilt block. Participants will paint a 3-foot by 3-foot Barn Quilt. The course fee includes the kit: a planked surface and paints. Students need to bring four new cheap flat or angled 3-inch paint brushes and four empty plastic whipped topping containers. The paint being used is environmentally friendly and non-toxic.
The fee for this class is $100. Call the Ishpeming-Negaunee-NICE Community Schools at 475-4173 to register. Those interested should call by Thursday, as space is very limited.
Mentoring discussion to be held
MARQUETTE — At 7 p.m. Thursday, Dr. Marsha Lucas will discuss the importance to pre-professional college students of a mentoring relationship.
Lucas is adviser to the pre-professional program at Northern Michigan University, which has provided hundreds of future doctors, dentists, physician assistants, and physical therapists with mentoring assistance.
These students receive invaluable help as they navigate the arduous and lonesome task of applying to professional schools, including assistance as they face choices about courses, volunteer and research opportunities, summer jobs, and test strategies.
Lucas will describe the challenges involved in mentoring college students, the success of NMU’s mentoring program, and her hopes for its future. Her talk, which is sponsored by the Marquette chapter of the American Association of University Women, will be presented at the Federated Women’s Clubhouse, 104 W. Ridge St., in Marquette.
AAUW’s mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
For more information, contact Dr. Constance Ann Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pig roast fundraiser for Bannans
MARQUETTE — A pig roast fundraiser for Bob and Sandy Bannan will be held at American Legion Post 44 in Marquette from 2-4 p.m. Saturday.
The Bannans lost their home and all their possessions in a house fire on April 17. Included in the event will be a large raffle of goods and services from across the community.
All proceeds will go to the Bannan family.