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Fish painting workshop July 12

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Regional History Center will host a fish painting workshop with Liz Yelland from 6 to 8 p.m. July 12.

A special event relating to the special exhibition, “Kissing the Water: The Lure and the Lore of Fly Fishing,” this class will explain how to paint a colorful fish; come join the fun, both beginners and experienced painters welcome! The registration fee is $37, and includes canvas, supplies, wine (must be 21 years or older) and a light snack. Advanced sign up is required and the class is limited to 20 people. The sign up deadline will be July 11. Call the Marquette Regional History Center at 906-226-3571 to sign up, or stop by during regular Museum Hours.

Raised in the backwoods of Gwinn, Yelland has been influenced by and is perpetually impressed with beauty in art and nature.

Yelland received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Kendall School of Design in Grand Rapids. She attended the Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa in 2007 studying advanced Transcendental Meditation and the Yogic Flyers for Peace Program.

Yelland works as an illustrator in the publishing industry. She creates Mandala paintings and has designed an art card series called “Mandala Meditations” and which are available locally. Yelland also paints community and private murals by commission.

Yelland enjoys the creative support of two artist group circles and lives in Negaunee with her meteorologist husband and their killer cat. Her studio is in Marquette.

For more information and additional programming, celebrating the museum’s special exhibit, visit www.marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571.

Covington weekly concert series

COVINGTON — The Covington weekly concert series, sponsored by Covington Township, will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 11.

The free concerts will run through Aug. 29 at the Covington Pavilion with a concession inside the multi-purpose building. Concession is sponsored by the Community Women’s Group. Tables and chairs are set up inside and outside.

The musicians are: July 11: Mark Davis and Cathy Isaacson; July 18: Black Pearl; July 25: Fiddle Pickers; Aug. 1: Mark Wayne; Aug. 8: Red River band; Aug. 15: Rolling Thunder; Aug. 22: Country Drifters; and Aug. 29: UP Gumbo.

Concerts are free/donations appreciated: offering taken during performance. Concession includes a variety of lunch-type meals along with traditional baking. Call about table space for crafts: 355-2182. There is a floor available for dancing.

Covington Pavilion is located along M-28, 1 mile west of the junction of U.S. 141 and M-28.

‘Nine Lives of a Cigarette Butt’

MARQUETTE — The impacts of tobacco litter on the environment and of cigarettes on the human body will be addressed at a UP4Health Challenge Event titled “Nine Lives of a Cigarette Butt.”

This free event will be from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, in the third-floor atrium of Lydia Olson Library at Northern Michigan University. Light refreshments will be served.

Madelyn Ek, Superior Watershed Partnership self-sufficiency educator, will discuss the ecological and environmental effects of tobacco litter in and around Lake Superior. She is an NMU alumna who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, with a concentration in renewable energy technologies and a minor in sustainability. The Superior Watershed Partnership will also host a UP4Health Challenge volunteer beach cleanup at 4:30 that afternoon at McCarty’s Cove Lighthouse.

Dr. Kevin Piggot, who is board certified in family medicine and preventive medicine, will discuss the impacts of cigarettes on the human body. He is semi-retired after 30 years in clinical practice, hospital administration, public health and medical education.

Marquette County Achieve, NMU’s Lydia Olson Library and the NMU Tobacco-free Committee are co-sponsoring the presentations with UP4Health Challenge.

UP4Health Challenge events

K.I. SAWYER — The UP4Health Challenge has three events coming up in July at the K.I. Sawyer Community Center, 302 Explorer St.

The Tobacco-free Living Challenge will be from 4 to 6 p.m. July 11 and include chalking sidewalks, cleaning up community center grounds, arts and crafts, and more.

The Nutrition Challenge will be from 3 to 5 p.m. July 18. Participants may visit the community center’s greenhouse and join Lynn Krahn, a Michigan State University Extension educator, for a free food demonstration and meal.

The Physical Activity Challenge will be from 4 to 6 p.m. July 25. The session will involve an interactive obstacle course, walking and running events, dancing, and outdoor and indoor games with a healthy and tasty treat.

The K.I. Sawyer Community Center is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Free meals are served daily at 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., with a snack served at 2:30 p.m. For more details, call 346-3108.

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