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‘Wolf’s Mouth’ events slated
MARQUETTE — One Book One Community program has planned October events related to this year’s selection, “Wolf’s Mouth” by John Smolens, Northern Michigan University professor emeritus.
The novel features a World War II Italian officer in a prisoner of war camp in the Upper Peninsula, the ruthless camp commandant and the officer’s adventures with an American woman after his escape to postwar Detroit.
The following events are free and open to the public:
≤ “Wolf’s Mouth” author John Smolens will give his feature presentation and reading from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center at NMU. Books will be available for purchase and signing afterward.
≤ A series of public book discussions on “Wolf’s Mouth” will take place as follows: 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in the Shiras Room of Peter White Public Library; 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in the Ishpeming Carnegie Library; and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the Ishpeming Carnegie Library.
Smolens will also give a presentation on the research he put into writing Wolf’s Mouth at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in NMU’s Lydia Olson Library.
Community meal scheduled
MARQUETTE — Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette will host its monthly community meal at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
All are welcome. For more information about this or other programs at Messiah, go to messiahlutheranmqt.org or call 225-1119. The church is located at 305 W. Magnetic St.
Table of Grace serving in Gwinn
GWINN — A home-cooked goulash meal will be served from 5:30-6:15 p.m. Wednesday as Grace Lutheran Church’s community meal.
Takeouts are available.
Everyone is invited to the free meal.
The church is located at 558 W. M-35 in Gwinn and is handicap accessible.
For more information, call the church at 346-3156.
Tourism meeting is Wednesday
MARQUETTE — A workshop targeting elected officials, organizations, businesses and residents in Michigan’s central Upper Peninsula is planned from 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 4 at the Ramada Inn, 412 W. Washington St., Marquette.
Participants will learn and explore possibilities. Objectives are to demonstrate the magnitude and significance of the tourism industry; to expose communities to relevant tourism trends and travelers’ interests; to provide a facilitated, open forum for innovative and collaborative exchange for developing tourism across the region.
Space is limited and registration is required https://events.anr.msu.edu/utmcmarquette.
For additional information, contact the Marquette County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 906-228-7749.
TRIAD meets Wednesday
MARQUETTE — TRIAD — senior volunteers working with law enforcement to address senior-safety issues — meets the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the office of the Retired and Senior Volunteer program in Negaunee Township.
Contact Julie Shaw at 906-315-2607 for more information. The next meeting will be Wednesday, Oct. 4.
Public invited to join Vegans
NEGAUNEE — The public is invited to join Northern Vegans for vegan pizza at Pasqualis Pizza at 100 Cliff St. in Negaunee at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Pasqualis will use Daiya cheese and a vegan crust to make the pizzas.
All are welcome, no RSVP required.
Visit Northern Vegans’ Facebook page, northernvegans.com, or call 236-1279 for more information.
Belles to gather on Thursday
ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming/Negaunee Belles meet at the Jasper Ridge Brewery in Ishpeming at noon Thursday.
Food truck will be in Ishpeming
ISHPEMING — The Feeding America Mobile Food Truck will be at St. Joseph’s Church Hall, 1889 Prairie Ave., Ishpeming, Thursday, Oct. 5.
Registration and distribution will take place starting at 9:30 a.m. and will continue until all the food has been distributed. Anyone in need can receive fresh foods. Bring a sturdy container as there will be between 30 and 50 pounds of items.
Harjo will read Thursday
MARQUETTE — Joy Harjo will give a public reading as part of the Visiting Writers Series at Northern Michigan University. This free event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Marquette Room of the University Center.
Harjo is a poet, author and musician from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has written eight books of poetry, including “Resolutions for Holy Beings,” “How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems” and “She Had Some Horses.”
She is the recipient of the 2015 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets. Harjo’s memoir, “Crazy Brave,” won several awards, including the PEN USA Literary Award. In 2014, she was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.
As a renowned saxophonist, Harjo has played nationally and internationally both solo and with her band, The Arrow Dynamics. She has five award-winning CDs including “Red Dreams,” “A Trail Beyond Tears” and “Winding Through the Milky Way.” In 2009, she won a Native American Music Award for Best Female Artist of the Year. She is a professor of English and American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.