Blues jam session held at library
MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library and the Marquette Area Blues Society invite music lovers to a blues jam session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 25 in the Peter White Public Library’s community room, part of the monthly Bluesday Tuesday series.
This month, The Occasions will be performing with Caitlin Wright on vocals and Dan Zini on bass and backup. They will be playing a mix of original and cover songs, from funk to blues, jazz to R&B. Since they will be playing at the Marquette Blues Fest this September, come and get a preview of their music this July.
There is no admission charge to attend this event which is co-sponsored by the Marquette Area Blues Society and the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library. Call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info for more information.
Ore dock history discussion held
MARQUETTE — Ore docks, coal docks, freight docks — all crowded the Lower Harbor over the years. At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, through the Marquette Regional History Center, learn about what’s left, as well as the many structures that have disappeared along with the stories that went with them.
Presented by Jim Koski. $5 suggested donation.
MSHS class of 1977 reunion
MARQUETTE — The Marquette Senior Class of 1977’s 40th Reunion is planned in early August.
On Friday, Aug. 4 from 6-11 p.m., classmates will gather at Northern Michigan University’s Hedgcock Building for a program and photo. Pay at door: $20 includes light food. There will be a cash bar.
On Saturday, Aug. 5, from 8-11 p.m., there will be a mixer at Vangos’s Patio with cash bar and food.
RSVP by July 21 to Anne at 906-228-4780 Or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Direction any questions to Anne.
1957 classes to hold reunion
MARQUETTE — There is a class reunion scheduled for the tri-high schools of Marquette: Bishop Baraga, Graveraet, and John D. Pierce classes of 1957, which will be held on Saturday, July 29 at the Marquette Golf and Country Club beginning with registration at 6 p.m.
If any of the 1957 classmates are interested, please notify your respective school representative before Monday, July 24 so you can be added to the guest list.
If you have any questions, please contact Jean Paquette at 906-249-9910 or e-mail her at email@example.com to receive information and possibly a commitment.
Gwinn Fun Daze event schedule
GWINN — Gwinn Fun Daze is Saturday. The event schedule has been announced:
≤ Walk, Run, Roar 5K has a 10 a.m. start. Registration is $25 through July 21 and $30 day of race.
≤ The parade with the theme “Oh The Places You Will Go” will be at 10 a.m. The start is at Gilbert Elementary and it will go down Pine Street to Gwinn High School.
≤ Nordeen Park activities include: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. crafts and food; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. games and bouncy house; and noon-4 p.m. live music.
≤ Antique Car, Truck, Tractor and Chainsaw Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Gwinn High School.
Garden Tour to be held July 27
MARQUETTE — The Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee Inc.’s 24th annual Garden Tour will take place from 1-7 p.m. Thursday, July 27, rain or shine.
The homes on the garden tour are Marv Zehnder, 425 E. Ohio St.; Richard and Susan Vanderveen, 812 N. Front St.; Earl Senchuk, 207 W. Arch St.; Debby and Dan Dagenais, 856 W. Bluff St.; Carol LaBine, 6408 U.S. 41 South; and the Peter White Public Library’s Children’s Garden and Refreshment Shop, 217 N. Front St.
Tickets are $10 with children under 12 permitted to tour for free. Tickets are available at Forsberg’s … A New Leaf; Garden Bouquet; FlowerWorks; Lutey’s; Nagelkirk’s; and the Landmark Inn, all in Marquette, and at All Seasons Floral in Ishpeming.
They also will be available at the tour sites during the tour hours.
For more information, contact Sue Hefke at 249-5308 or visit mqtbeautification.org.
UPCAP currently seeking volunteers
MARQUETTE — Like to solve puzzles? Want to help your community?
UPCAP’s Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program is currently looking for dedicated and resourceful volunteers.
Navigating Medicare can be tough for many seniors. MMAP works with people to help them understand their Medicare and other health benefits. Volunteers play a critical role in providing free MMAP services to help seniors and those with disabilities master the Medicare maze.
A one-year commitment and the ability to attend training is required. No experience necessary.
Classes start soon: Call 1-800-803-7174 for more information.