‘Passengers’ screening Thursday
MARQUETTE — At 12:30 p.m. Thursday, the Peter White Public Library will show the 2016 film “Passengers” in the library’s community room as part of its Matinee Movie series.
Bring a lunch and enjoy the movie in a dinner theater setting. Closed captioning will be on to ensure access for all.
Two passengers on the Starship Avalon, transporting 5,258 hibernating people to the Homestead Colony are awakened while still 90 years from their destination. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt and Michael Sheen, this science fiction movie is rated PG-13 and runs 1 hour 56 minutes.
There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Gwinn community meal scheduled
GWINN — Everyone is invited to the Table of Grace free community meal in Gwinn at Grace Lutheran Church from 5:30-6:15 p.m. Wednesday.
On the menu is a home-cooked turkey dinner. Take-outs are also available.
The handicapped-accessible church is located at 558 W. M-35, Gwinn.
For more information, call the church at 346-3156.
Northern Vegans hold casual dinner
MARQUETTE — Join Northern Vegans for a casual dinner at Temaki & Tea at 1401 Presque Isle Ave. in Marquette at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Order a vegan dinner off the menu. All are welcome, no RSVP required.
Visit northernvegans.com, Northern Vegans on Facebook, or call 236-1279 for more information.
Belles to meet at Jasper Ridge
ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming/Negaunee Belles meet at the Jasper Ridge Brewery in Ishpeming at noon Thursday.
CCWF to hold meeting Thursday
NEGAUNEE — The Christmas Christian Women’s Fellowship will meet at Immanuel Lutheran Church, U.S. 41, Negaunee, from 9:30-11 a.m. Thursday.
The cost is $7 and the speaker is Nancy Herdrick. Music will be provided by a woodwind quartet.
Reservations can be made by calling Alice at 475-7147.
Holiday Concert held at NMU
MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University instrumental and vocal ensembles will perform a Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Reynolds Recital Hall. The NMU band, orchestra, University Choir and Arts Chorale will be featured, along with soloists and small groups. A special presentation is planned to honor former physics department head Dave Lucas, who passed away in 2015.
“Over the years, many of the music faculty did visiting presentations for the course Dave created on the physics of sound,” said Robert Engelhart, music department head, in a press release. “All of us were deeply appreciative of his love for music and the arts. The music faculty have purchased a small table-top xylophone for use in the physics of sound class, with a commemorative plaque attached. We’re going to be presenting this instrument to Marsha Lucas and her sons near the end of the concert, right before the final number, Handel’s ‘Hallelujah Chorus.'”
NMU students can attend for free. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children, with proceeds supporting student scholarships. Tickets are available at NMU ticket outlets or online at tickets.nmu.edu.
Mobile food truck in Ishpeming
ISHPEMING — The Feeding America Mobile Food Truck will be distributing food at St. Joseph Church starting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.
Bring a sturdy container and someone to help if one cannot lift 50 pounds of food. Anyone in need is eligible.
Those attending are asked to arrive after 8 a.m. to allow the truck access to the parking lot.
Biological research topic at NCLL
MARQUETTE — Biological research activities at Northern Michigan University will be the topic of an upcoming Northern Center for Lifelong Learning program. NMU assistant professor Kurt Galbreath will give the presentation at 1 p.m. Dec. 15, in the West Science Facility. He also will lead a tour of campus biology laboratories.
The cost is $3 for NCLL members and $8 for non-members. Register by Friday by calling 227-2979. For more information, contact Jim Matteson at 228-4165 or email@example.com.
U.P. wolves presentation offered
MARQUETTE — The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a presentation on Upper Peninsula wolves from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 14, in the Shiras Room of Peter White Public Library. DNR wildlife biologist Brian Roell will discuss wolves and their impact on the Upper Peninsula since being reintroduced to the region.
The cost is $3 for NCLL members and $8 for non-members. Register before Friday, Dec. 8, by calling 227- 2979. For more information, contact Caroline Jordan at 228-9953 or firstname.lastname@example.org.