‘Being There’ screened Thursday
MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library Invites film fans to a free screening of the modern classic “Being There” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18 in the library’s community room.
Released in 1979, this comedy shows how a simple gardener becomes a trusted adviser to a powerful Washington insider. Starring Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine and Melvyn Douglas, this movie is rated PG and runs 2 hours 10 minutes.
There is no admission charge to attend thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Substance abuse panel to be held
MARQUETTE — On Wednesday, the Peter White Public Library will host a substance abuse panel 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.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 4.3 million Americans engaged in non-medical use of prescription painkillers in the last month. 44 people die every day from overdoses of prescription painkillers. In addition, in 2014 there were 47,055 drug overdose deaths including 28,647 people who died from a drug overdose involving some type of opioid, including prescription pain relievers and heroin–more than in any previous year on record. Marquette County is not immune to the effects of opioid use. Forty-eight babies were born addicted to opioids at the Upper Peninsula Health System Marquette, the highest in Michigan.
This event will feature an interdisciplinary community panel that will present what opiate addiction costs our community as a whole, the families who reside here and individuals with addictions. Topic areas will encompass the variety of approaches to treating opioid addiction from a myriad of perspectives: treating women with families, treating youth, treating with medication assistance and traditional treatment. The evening will begin with a short meet and greet, followed by the panel discussion, and ending with a question and answer session.
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.
Trail Network holds annual meeting
MARQUETTE — The Noquemanon Trail Network will be holding its Annual Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Citizens Forum at Lakeview Arena.
The member driven organization’s mission is to develop and maintain year around non-motorized land and water trails in the central Upper Peninsula. The organization’s trailheads, located at Forestville (North Trails) off County Road HT, and on County Road 553 (South Trails) form the basis for a trail system that offers access to many different recreational opportunities for area residents and visitors alike. Included in the organization and providing support for its mission are area events such as the Ore to Shore Mountain Bike Epic, Big Bay Relay, Noquemanon Ski Marathon, Marquette Marathon, Marquette Trail 50 and others.
The annual meeting is open to organization members and the general public. Those who plan to attend should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 906 235-6861.
Sinotte to speak at SERA luncheon
MARQUETTE — Brian Sinotte, CEO of U P Health Systems-Marquette, will be the featured speaker at the Wednesday noon luncheon of the Lake Superior Chapter of State Employee Retirees Association at the Holiday Inn in Marquette.
Sinotte, who has now been in Marquette for just over six months at the helm of the health care system, “making sure our staff have the resources and support they need to provide the best care possible.”
Sinotte comes to Marquette with good credentiuals as a hospital care leader and tem builder.
State retires and guests can make reservations for the luncheon ($14.50 per plate) by calling.
Cathy Aalto at 906-361-3711 by noon May 14. Meal selections available include Beef Stir Fry, Salmon and Chicken entrees complemented with salad, vegetable, starch and dessert.
NAMI support group held Thursday
MARQUETTE — The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette offers confidential support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness.
Support groups will gather at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Baraga Place Conference Room, 129 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette.
For more information call 906-360-7107, or visit www.namiam.org.