Interfaith evening set for Tuesday
MARQUETTE — The Marquette Interfaith Forum presents its annual Interfaith Evening of Thanks at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The event will be hosted by the Marquette Unitarian Universalist Congregation this year at 1510 M-28 in Chocolay Township.
The service will include readings, songs and prayers from Buddhist, Anishinaabe, Jewish, Muslim, Christian (Catholic and Protestant), Baha’i and Unitarian Universalist traditions. Following the service there will be breads and spreads from various traditions, tea, coffee and cider.
All are welcome.
For information, contact Aaron Scholnik at 906-869-6543 or email@example.com or Barbara Michael 906-361-7380 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Joint Thanksgiving service set
ISHPEMING — The United Presbyterian Church and Trinity Lutheran Church together will hold a joint worship service in observance of Thanksgiving, which they have done many years.
The community is invited to attend this year’s worship at the United Presbyterian Church, 112 E. Euclid St., at 7 p.m. Tuesday, with scripture, music and an offering taken for the Salvation Army.
A choir rehearsal will begin at 6:15 p.m. in the sanctuary, for anyone interested in singing.
The Rev. Lauri Maki, Trinity’s interim pastor, will bring the message. Coffee fellowship will follow worship. The front entrance is accessible. Parking is on Euclid and adjacent streets. Follow United Presbyterian Church on Facebook for more information.
NARFE to meet Wednesday
MARQUETTE — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Chapter 1900 will elect 2018 officers at its November meeting at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday.
Handouts and information from the Federal Blue Cross Blue Shield health-insurance program will also be on offer.
The meeting will be in Room B of the Marquette Senior Center, on the lower level of City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette. Members may enter from Spring Street, behind City Hall. Spring Street is one-way from east to west.
NARFE Chapter 1900 will not meet in December.
NARFE Chapter 1900 includes members from the Marquette, Escanaba, Rapid River, Ontonagon, Houghton and Hancock areas. For additional information, call 906-475-0362.
‘Slick’ improv show slated
ISHPEMING — The Westwood Shakespeare Company will close out its improv offerings for 2017 with “Slick,” an all improvised all original show featuring Westwood High School performers at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Patriot Performing Arts Theatre.
“The show is well named,” said Artistic Director B.G. Bradley in a press release.
“These kids have become pretty slick and polished in their approach to improv!”
The company features actors ages 14-18 and includes many experienced performers and a large crop of talented newcomers, Bradley said.
“It’s been a pleasure for me in my limited role as overseer, to watch Program Director Jamie VanEnkevort work with these kids. The newcomers have learned so much, and the veterans are better, funnier, and more honest and compelling on stage all the time. It’s a truly talented group,” Bradley said.
“They have been delighting our audiences. If you haven’t seen one yet, come on out! These improv shows are just out and out fun and with improv, you never know what surprises are in store.”
Tickets for “Slick” are available at the door. $10 for adults, $8 for students, and $5 for groups of five or more, or for tickets purchased in advance from company members. Season tickets are also available.
For further information contact Bradley at email@example.com or VanEnkevort by leaving a message during school hours at 906-485-1023.
Vegan Thanksgiving planned
NEGAUNEE– The public is invited to join Northern Vegans for its 11th annual Thanksgiving potluck dinner at Immanuel Lutheran Church on the corner of U.S. 41 West and Baldwin Avenue in Negaunee at 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
Bring a vegan dish (no meat, dairy, eggs, and honey) to share or consider donating $5 if unable to bring some vegan food. Visit northernvegans.com, Northern Vegans on Facebook, or call 236-1279 for more information. RSVP optional. All are welcome.
Workshop deadline Friday
MARQUETTE — The Michigan Family Alliance presents Rethinking Guardianship- Facilitating Life-Long Self Determination with Dohn Hoyle, The Arc Michigan, from 1-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30.
This workshop is for families whose child has a developmental disability, as well as service providers working with students and their families. The workshop covers: guardianship from a historical perspective, strangers as guardians and alternatives.
Questions to be covered include: How can I advocate for my adult child? What are alternatives to guardianship? What is power of attorney? How can medical and financial decisions be handled? How can we best support students as they transition to adulthood?
In partnership with NorthCare Network PIHP and Community Mental Health Agencies, this presentation is being offered at nine sites across the Upper Peninsula including NorthCare Network, 200 W. Spring St., Suite 2, Marquette; and Hiawatha Behavioral Health, 125 N. Lake St., Manistique.
Register with Lisa Casper by Nov. 24. Call 906-483-0442; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or register online at www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/rsvp
RSVP one week in advance of the workshop to guarantee a spot and materials.
Anyone who requires accommodations or materials in an alternative format should let Casper know one week before the workshop.
Michigan Alliance for Families is an IDEA Grant Funded Initiative of the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education, and Michigan’s federal Parent-Training and Information Center funded by U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.