Sci-Fi on Tap event at Ore Dock
MARQUETTE — At 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, the Peter White Public Library will be hosting the first meeting of its new book club, Sci-Fi on Tap, at the Ore Dock Brewing Company.
Since the summer reading theme at the library is “Build a Better World,” the club will begin with utopias. The first novel “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley, published in 1932, explores how genetic breeding, social indoctrination and pharmaceuticals can create a utopian society. Not only will participant discuss what it takes to create a utopian society, but also whether the novel holds up as both a story and science fiction over the 85 years since it was written.
The group be meeting in the Tap Room, so look for a PWPL sign and the book “Brave New World.” There is no admission charge to attend.
For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Half-mile rummage sale Saturday
MARQUETTE — A half-mile rummage sale is planned Saturday to benefit Ending Hunger Alliance of Marquette.
This sale will line both sides of a paved quarter-mile loop driveway. We will have more than a dozen sellers with many different offerings. There will be a food booth offering a light breakfast, lunch, and beverages.
Sale starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. Admission from 8:30-9:30 is $5 early shopping. From 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. is $1 admission.
Sellers can register by messaging the Ending Hunger Alliance of Marquette’s Facbook page, https://www.facebook.com/endinghungeralliance/. Those who register will receive a 10-foot spot at no cost. Sellers are asked to message their name, email address, phone number, and what type of selling they will be doing.
Organizers are welcoming rummage and thrift sellers, home based businesses, and crafters.
Set up is at 7:30 a.m.
This sale lines both sides of a paved quarter mile loop driveway located at 600 CR-480, Marquette. There will be a food booth on site selling a light breakfast, lunch, and beverages.
Sellers are there at no cost to them and keep 100 percent of their sales. There will be more than a dozen sellers with many different offerings. Sellers are rummage and thrift sellers, home based businesses, and crafters.
Cedar Creek Band to perform
TRENARY — Cedar Creek Band will provide the music for a dance at the Trenary Community Building Sunday, June 18.
The band will perform from 1-5 p.m. Admission is $5 with a lunch available for $3.
All are welcome.
Historical Society meets June 21
CHAMPION — The Champion-Beacon-Humboldt Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 21 at the Champion Township office, located along U.S. 41 in Champion.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Beautification Committee to meet
MARQUETTE — The Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee will meet at noon Thursday, June 22 at the Landmark Inn.
Mona Lang, executive director of the Downtown Development Authority, will present “How Marquette Leverages Its History to Become a Model of Place Making.” A lunch is available at a cost.
For more information, visit mqtbeautification.org.
MooseWood Nature Center meeting
MARQUETTE — The MooseWood Nature Center will host its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24 at Northern Michigan University’s Seaborg Center, room WS 2806. The public is welcome.
A short business meeting will take place beginning at 6:30 p.m. Following the business meeting a special presentation will be given by board member Geof Smith on his canoe expedition through Alaska’s Brooks Range. This solo venture covered 650 miles and lasted 51 days.
Attendees are invited to enjoy refreshments and meet with staff and board.
Also a June 27 Dine to Donate at Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill will benefit MooseWood.
Have dinner at Aubree’s in Marquette anytime between 4-9 p.m. and help support MooseWood Nature Center. In that time frame, 15 percent of each bill will be donated to the nature center. Just present the server with the printed flyer (showing it on a smart phone works too) or mention you are there in support of MooseWood.
MooseWood Nature Center will use funds raised to continue the “beautification” of the nature center. New exhibits, offering more interactive and child-friendly activities, and making the middle and back rooms more inviting and guest-friendly are all ideas MooseWood would like to make a reality.
MooseWood Nature Center is located on Presque Isle Park and is open year-round on Saturdays and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.. Additional program information can be found at www.moosewood.org.