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Michigan Youth Arts offers grants

MARQUETTE — Michigan Youth Arts, on behalf of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, is offering grants of up to $500 to Michigan K-12 schools for the transportation cost of an arts or culture related field trip.

The destination or performance must be chosen from the list of approved non-profit organizations found on the MYA website. Grant awards are determined by independent panelists based on need and trip objectives. Grants are awarded on a reimbursement basis.

MYA is also offering Michigan K-12 schools grants of up to $1,500 to pay for arts equipment — including repairs of arts equipment — or supplies being used within the classroom/school setting. Grant awards are determined by independent panelists.

Michigan K-12 teachers in any arts discipline may apply for the grant, including: creative writing, dance, film/video, music, visual arts and theater.

Grants are awarded on a reimbursement basis.

For full guidelines and to apply for a grant, go to the MYA website: https://www.michiganyoutharts.org/grants.html

Labor Day Celebration in Rock

ROCK — The 74th annual Rock Lions Labor Day Celebration will take place on Saturday, Sept. 2.

The parade at 11 a.m. The theme is “UP Summers.”

Grand marshals for this year’s parade are Jeff and Cheryl Patrick of Rock.

Cash prizes will be awarded in several categories with a $200 top prize.

For parade info call or text Carly Hansen 906-399-7403.

Following the parade there will be activities for all ages. Music, mechanical bull, bounce houses, pony rides and petting zoo, kids tractor pulls, horseshoe tournament, bingo and cowpie bingo, flea market, pasties, burgers, brats and beer at the Rock Lions Clubhouse grounds, M-35, Rock. Free vision screening for school-age children will be available.

The event is sponsored by the Rock Lions, a non-profit service organization that provides funding for charitable organizations and local needs.

Out of the Darkness kick-off event

NEGAUNEE — Members of the Marquette County Suicide Prevention Alliance have organized a community event to kick off the annual Marquette County Suicide Prevention Out of the Darkness Walk.

The OOTD Scrapbooking event will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Great Lakes Recovery Center’s Community room, 104 Malton Road, Negaunee.

This free event will encourage community members to create a scrapbook page to add to a community book that the alliance will keep and continue to add to every year.

Loss survivors, attempt survivors, anyone with lived experience, and caring community members are welcome to attend and share pictures/poems/drawings to create a unique page. Scrapbooking materials will be provided.

This event will kick off the annual OOTD walk scheduled from 9-11 a.m. Sept. 9 at Al Quaal in Ishpeming.