One Book, One community
MARQUETTE — One Book One Community invites the public to a panel on POW camps in the Upper Peninsula in conjunction with John Smolen’s novel “Wolf’s Mouth” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Peter White Public Library’s Community Room.
There will be three panelists: John Pepin, Larry Chabot, and Gary Asano. John Pepin worked at The Mining Journal for 21 years where he researched and produced special U.P.-centered historical publications. In January 2000, The Mining Journal published a series of five articles he wrote entitled “POW Camps in the UP,” which were expanded into the 2004 documentary film “Enemy in our Midst,” co-produced with Jackie Chandonnet. During his portion of the panel event, John will focus on UP POW camps, showing clips from this documentary.
Historian and author, Larry Chabot has written two U.P. history books: “The UP Goes to War: Upper Michigan and Its Heroes in World War II” (2006) and “Saving Our Sons: How the Civilian Conservation Corps Rescued a Generation of Upper Michigan Men” (2009.) Larry will present on the Civilian Conservation Corps Camps.
Orthodontist Gary Asano is a third generation Japanese descendant also known as “Sansei.” His grandparents immigrated into the United States prior to World War II and his parents were born and raised in California. The family was interned in concentration camps in Arizona and California during World War II, which will be the focus of Gary’s presentation.
The speakers will be available for a question and answer session after their presentation.
There is no admission charge to attend this event which is sponsored by the Peter White Public Library, Northern Michigan University, and Snowbound Books.
For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Agri-Palooza set for Friday
CHATHAM — The ninth annual Agri-Palooza will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Michigan State University Upper Peninsula Agricultural Research Station, 1 University Drive, Chatham.
The Marquette County Conservation District and the Alger Conservation District will host natural resources professionals who will present a variety of topics to fifth-grade students from these counties.
Marquette County Cares to meet
MARQUETTE — Marquette County Cares Coalition’s Quarterly Meeting is open to the public from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday.
The public is invited to attend to learn what we all can do to promote a safe, healthy, and supportive community.
The meeting is in the MARESA conference room, 321 E Ohio St, Marquette which is handicapped accessible.
For more information contact Mary Harris at 906-315-2613 or visit facebook.com/mqtco2
Diabetes conference planned
MARQUETTE — The U.P. Diabetes Outreach Network, a program partner of UPCAP, along with the Michigan American Associaiton of Diabetes Educators is offering a daylong diabetes conference in Marquette on Friday.
The program offers six hours of continuing education for nurses, dietitians and pharmacists. Topics include psychological issues in diabetes by internationally recognized Marti Funnell, newest diabetes medication featuring Dr. Helen Berlie from Wayne State University and supporting the family in diabetes care by nationally recognized Montana Diabetes Educator, Marci Butcher. Local experts Dr. Mike Grossman, Dr. Kevin Piggott and Paula Ackerman will also be featured.
The cost of this program is $55 and registration is available online at http://www.myaadenetwork.org/michigan. Contact Ann Constance at UPDON with any questions firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATV for Vets on Saturday
MARQUETTE — On Saturday, the Hiawathaland Snowmobile Club will hold an ATV / UTV ride to benefit local veterans.
The ride will start at the Snowmobile Club house at 408 M-553 at 10 a.m. and will continue until about 2 p.m.
All ATV / UTV riders are invited to come and support veterans.
The suggested donation is $10.
Cancer walk scheduled
IRON MOUNTAIN — Everyone is invited to join Edwards Automotive at 10 a.m. CT Saturday for an opportunity to honor breast cancer survivors and raise money for the Dickinson County Cancer Loan Closet.
The dealership will be making a five-dollar donation in each participant’s name and everyone who registers will also receive a free T-shirt. This event is free of charge, but Edwards Automotive is encouraging participants to fundraise to increase the overall donation.
The 4-mile fun walk will begin and end at Edwards Automotive taking participants to First National Bank & Trust’s downtown branch then back along Stephenson Avenue, along North Milwaukee Street and returning to the dealership. Participants will be welcomed back to the dealership by live music and lunch boxes available for purchase.
“We were blown away by the participation and donations from the community last year. We hope to make an even bigger contribution to the Dickinson County Cancer Loan Closet this year,” said Wade Edwards, vice president at Edwards Automotive, in a news release.
Community business partners include First National Bank & Trust, BOSS Snowplow, Systems Control, Dickinson County Healthcare System and CCI Systems.
To register for this free event interested individuals can fill out an online form by visiting facebook.com/EdwardsGM/ or by stopping by the dealership.