NMU program on addiction set
MARQUETTE — The Your Health Lecture Series presents “Addiction, the Addict and the Opioid Epidemic” at 7 p.m. Thursday at Reynolds Recital Hall, Northern Michigan University, Lee Hall Drive and Seventh Street (C.B. Hedgcock building).
The public is invited to join Dr. Talal Khan for an informative conversation about opioid addiction. Topics covered will includ: why addiction is considered a disease; how to recognize the distress of an addict; and the magnitude of the opioid epidemic.
RSVP for this free community event at MSUYourHealthLecture.com or 616-234-2613.
Your Health Lecture Series sponsors are Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, UP Health System – Marquette and Northern Michigan University.
Conference on Alzheimer’s slated
MARQUETTE — In Michigan, an estimated 180,000 people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease according to the Alzheimer’s Association 2017 Facts and Figures Report. There is no cure, but good communication and collaboration between providers helps those who have Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia maintain a higher quality of life.
Professionals, caregivers and others affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are invited to attend the Alzheimer’s Association Upper Peninsula Conference on Thursday, Nov. 9.
It will be held at the Northern Michigan University Great Lakes Rooms at 1401 Presque Isle Ave., Marquette.
Topics will include keynote speaker Margaret P. Calkins, environment’s impact on dementia along with transitioning care, disrupted sleep, elder abuse, community resource panel and driving with 5.0 CEUs for nurses and social workers available.
The conference is co-sponsored by the Northern Michigan University School of Nursing.
For more information about the Alzheimer’s Association or to learn how to get involved with the Alzheimer’s Association’s 19th Annual Fall Upper Peninsula Conference, visit www.alz.org/gmc or contact our helpline 800-272-3900.
NCLL presentation planned
MARQUETTE — The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation on prehistoric garden beds from 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 16, in room 122 of the Jacobetti Center.
Native Americans grew historic corn in the Upper Peninsula prior to contact with the Europeans. NMU professor emeritus Marla Buckmaster will discuss evidence that verifies the presence of prehistoric gardens along the Menominee River.
The cost is $3 for NCLL members and $8 for non-members. Register by Thursday, Nov. 9 by calling 227-2979. For more information, contact Judy Ashby at 250-4302 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Beaumier to host ‘Cold War’ event
MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will host a free presentation titled “Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative and Project ELF.” The event begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Beaumier Center, located at the corner of Seventh Street and Lee Drive in Gries Hall at NMU. It is being held in conjunction with the “Cold War in the U.P.” exhibit.
Finlandia University history professor William Knoblauch will give the presentation. He researches and writes about Cold War politics and culture. He recently released Nuclear Freeze in a Cold War, his first monograph. It focuses on the Reagan administration, cultural activism and the end of the arms race.
Admission to the “Cold War in the U.P.” exhibit is free and hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
Carnegie support group to meet
ISHPEMING — Friends of the Ishpeming Carnegie Library regular monthly meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Leverton Community Room on the lower level of the library. All interested in supporting the library and its programs are invited to attend.
New members are always welcome.
Skating lessons to be available
MARQUETTE — The Marquette Figure Skating Club has opened registration for term 2 Learn to Skate Classes beginning on Thursday and next Tuesday at Lakeview Arena.
Times are 6 to 6:50 p.m. for boys and girls, ages 4 to adult. Pre-registration is necessary. Go to Marquettefigureskating.org to register. Questions? Contact Chris Chrisa@chartermi.net or Jamie email@example.com
Magnaghi to speak on new book
MARQUETTE — Russell Magnaghi’s new book on prohibition in the Upper Peninsula and a collection of oral interviews he conducted with U.P. residents about a variety of topics will be showcased at the next “Evening at the Archives” at Northern Michigan University. The event begins at 7 p.m. Thursday on the second floor of the Edgar L. Harden Learning Resources Center, in the atrium in the back of the library. It is hosted by the Central U.P. and NMU Archives. Refreshments will be provided.
Magnaghi is an NMU professor emeritus and historian. He will discuss his book, Prohibition in the Upper Peninsula: Booze & Bootleggers on the Border. Copies will be available for sale and signing following the presentation.
NMU students Lydia Henning and Libby Serra will present about a website they constructed for the U.P. Radio History Talk, a collection of interviews between Magnaghi and others. The history of copper mining, hunting, ethnic celebrations and food in the U.P. are some of the topics addressed in the interviews. The talks will be digitized and summarized for public viewing on the website.
The back cover of Magnaghi’s book describes the raucous history of Yooper prohibition: “Temperance workers had their work cut out for them in the Upper Peninsula. It was a wild and woolly place where moonshiners, bootleggers and rumrunners thrived. Al Capone and the Purple Gang came north to keep Canadian whiskey passing through Sault Ste. Marie to Chicago and Detroit.
“Federal enforcement agent John Fillion double-crossed both his office and the bootleggers. The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island survived due to gambling and fine Canadian whiskey brought in by rumrunners, sometimes assisted by the Coast Guard.”
For more information, contact the Central U.P. and NMU Archives at 227-1225.