Bulletin Board

Acharya to talk breast cancer

MARQUETTE — About one in eight women (12 percent) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. In 2017, an estimated 252,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in US women, along with 64,000 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer.

Join board certified Medical Oncologist Dr. Sheetal Acharya on Thursday for a free presentation. Learn about breast cancer, screenings, treatment options, and the comprehensive services available at UP Health System – Marquette. Dinner will be provided at 5:30 p.m. with the presentation to start at 6 p.m.

RSVP is necessary as seating is limited. Call 844-411-8747 to reserve a spot.

IXL board to meet Wednesday

HERMANSVILLE — The IXL Historical Museum’s Annual Meeting and the Meeting of the Board of Directors is on Wednesday starting at 3:30 p.m. CT at the museum in Hermansville.

The public is welcome.

Diabetes workshop beginning

NEGAUNEE — The Diabetes PATH — Personal Action Towards Health — workshop is returning to Negaunee beginning Thursday.

The workshop helps people living with daily challenges of diabetes, learn skills and tools needed to improve their health and manage their symptoms. Subjects covered include: symptoms of diabetes, stress, managing fatigue and emotional problems, exercise, healthy eating, medications, and working with health care providers.

The six-week class will meet on Thursday mornings from 9:30 a.m. until noon beginning on Oct. 12 and ending Nov. 16 at the Negaunee Senior Center.

Pre registration is required — family and caregivers are welcome. There is no cost to attend. Call 475-6266 or stop by the Negaunee Senior Center to register.

Electric Line Tech open house set

MARQUETTE — On Thursday from 1-3 p.m., the Midwest Skills Development Center will be hosting an Open House for the Electrical Line Technician Program.

Anyone interested is invited to tour the facility, watch pole climbing demonstrations, receive enrollment and admissions information, and meet current and past students, instructors, as well as educational and industry partners. Light refreshments will be provided.

The Electrical Line Technician Program is a one-year training program that prepares students to install, maintain, and operate electrical systems that supply electric energy to residential, commercial, and industrial customers.

The ELT Program is a joint effort between Northern Michigan University, the Lake Superior Community Partnership Foundation, and the Midwest Skills Development Center.

The Midwest Skills Development Center is located at 411 Avenue A, Gwinn. For more information contact Erik Powers at epowers@marquette.org or 226-6591.

Legion service officer available

MARQUETTE — American Legion Department Service Officer Lisa Clark will be in Marquette from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at American Legion Post 44, 700 W. Bluff St.

She is available to assist all veterans and families of veterans with claim preparation, presentation, counsel and appeal counsel at no cost to the veterans. Anyone who believes he or she may be eligible for VA compensation on health, education and/or employment issues, is invited to speak with Clark.

Matherne, Achatz to read

MUNISING — A Conversation in Poetry: Poet Beverly Matherne and U.P. Poet Laureate Martin Achatz will present their poetry “in dialogue,” followed by a book signing at 6 p.m. Thursday at Munising Public Library at 810 W. State Highway M-28. For more information, call 906-387-2125.

Transition Reading Group meets

MARQUETTE — The Transition Marquette County Reading Group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Conference Room at Peter White Public Library to discuss the book “Thank You for Being Late, an Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations” by Thomas Friedman.

Friedman describes how especially since 2007 “accelerations” in Globalization (the Market), in Climate Change (Mother Nature), and in Technology (the internet and smart phones), have come together to create an “age of acceleration” which is transforming almost every aspect of modern life, the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics, and community. Friedman suggests that we should purposely “be late” — we should pause to appreciate the amazing historical epoch were passing through and to reflect on its possibilities and dangers.

Anyone is welcome to join the conversation. It would help to have at least started to read the book. For more information, call Charlie at 226-3314 or email mqtchaz@gmail.com

Graham, Smith to perform

MARQUETTE — Enjoy a weeknight concert with Troy Graham and Emily Smith at the Peter White Public Library at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Peter White Public Library’s community room.

Troy Graham, original singer-songwriter from Marquette, has made his living touring the country playing a mixture of folk, indie and bluegrass music since the age of 19. Most recently he is working on a solo album, after a decade long run with bands, Sparrow Tree (bluegrass) and Lake of Shadows (indie-folk). His songwriting abilities bring intriguing lyrics and poetics to the stage that make you stop and think.

Although Emily Smith has just started accompanying Troy on vocals, their harmonizing abilities makes it appear like they’ve been a duo for years. Emily grew up in a musical family with classical music training from her mother and a theater background. She is all around artistic, also a painter, and gets into the creative process of music for the pure joy of the experience.

There is no admission charge to the attend the concert thanks to sponsorship by the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.