Bulletin Board

Bingo back in Little Lake

LITTLE LAKE — Sunday Bingo has resumed at American Legion Post 349 in Little Lake.

Early birds are at 1:30 p.m. and the regular session begins at 2 p.m.

Also Tuesday bingo is back. Early birds are at 6:30 p.m. and the regular session starts at 7 p.m.

There will be a break from Nov. 14 through Jan. 2.

Gwinn VFW hosts breakfast

GWINN — Gwinn VFW Post 5670 will sponsor a Breakfast Buffet from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 8 at the club.

The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kids under 10 years.

On the menu will be pancakes, french toast, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, coffee, juice, and milk.

Blood drives scheduled

MARQUETTE — Upcoming blood drives throughout the Upper Peninsula have been announced by the U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UP Health Systems-Marquette.

All times are local:

≤ Monday, Oct. 9 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Kingsford, from 3-6 p.m. For an appointment, call Sue LeDuc at 774-7261.

≤ Tuesday, Oct. 10 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital, L’Anse, from 2-6 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment, call Polly Manning at 524-3322.

≤ Wednesday, Oct. 11 at Windsor Center, Iron River, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment, call Abby Miller at 906-308-0232.

≤ Monday, Oct. 16 at Delta County Credit Union, Escanaba, from noon-3 p.m with the bloodmobile. For an appointment, call Jessica Larsen at 786-7213, ext. 106.

≤ Tuesday, Oct. 17 at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital, Laurium, from 3-6 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment, call the hospital Laboratory at 906-337-6550.

≤ Wednesday, Oct. 18 at Envoy Air, former KI Sawyer Air Base, from 3-5:30 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment, call Jason Markle at 346-8132.

≤ Thursday, Oct. 19 at Michigan Tech Credit Union, Houghton, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment, call Mia Moilanen at 906-482-5005 ext. 317.

≤ Thursday, Oct. 19 at OHM Advisors, Hancock, from 3-5 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment, call Courtney Babcock at 482-0535.

≤ Monday, Oct. 23 at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital, Newberry, from 2-6 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment, call Mary Nutkins at 293-8438.

≤ Thursday, Oct. 26 at North Pointe Behavior Health, Kingsford, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment, call Amber Lindholm at 779-0524.

≤ Friday, Oct. 27 at Citizen State Bank, Ontonagon, from noon-4 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment, call Nicole Weiner at 884-4165.

≤ Tuesday, Oct. 31 at LaPointe Health Center, Baraga, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment, call Heather Wood-Paquet at 353-4546.

≤ Wednesday, Nov. 1 at the Gwinn VFW from 3-6 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment, call Joyce Styer at 346-7595.

NAMI meets on Monday

MARQUETTE — The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette offers confidential support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness.

A support group will gather at 7 p.m. Monday in the Baraga Place Conference Room, 129 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette.

For more information call 906-360-7107, or visit www.namiam.org.

Wolf film to be shown Monday

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library Invites the public to kick-off Wolf Awareness Week with the film “Medicine of the Wolf” at 7 p.m. Monday in the library’s community room.

In this 2015 documentary, director Julia Huffman travels to the wolf country of Minnesota to pursue the intrinsic value of the wolf.

In her film she shares the insights of Jim Brandenburg, National Geographic photographer, who has studied and photographed wolves for over 45 years.

Following the showing of the film, Nancy Warren, Executive Director and Great Lakes Regional Director for the National WolfWatcher Coalition, will answer any questions that viewers may have.

This coalition is a non-profit volunteer organization whose purpose is to educate, advocate, and participate in the recovery and protection of wolves.

There is no admission charge to attend thanks to sponsorship by the National WolfWatcher Coalition and the Friends of the Peter White Public Library.

For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.

Helakoski to talk books

MARQUETTE — Leslie Helakoski will read and talk about some of the children’s books she has written and illustrated at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

She will also appear at the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library Children’s Room the next day at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Snowbound Books will be at both locations for those who wish to purchase Leslie Helakoski’s books. The author will be available to sign books after the presentations.

Helakoski received the Michigan Reads! One State One Picture Book award in 2007 for “Big Chickens” and again in 2013 for “Woolbur.”

She has been illustrating her own stories since 2010 beginning with “Fair Cow” and continuing on with “Big Pigs,” “Doggone Feet,” and her newest publication “Hoot & Honk Just Can’t Sleep.”

Helakoski is married to a Yooper and enjoys spending time in the Upper Peninsula.

Call 226-4323 for more information on the Peter White Public Library event or 486-4381 for the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library event.

The events are sponsored by the hosting libraries, Marquette-Alger Reading Council and Upper Peninsula Reading Association.