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‘Fish On!’ presentation Thursday

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Fish On! at 7 p.m. Thursday at Kaufman Auditorium.

This will be an entertaining program of area fishing history. Includes vintage photos, great fishing stories (some true) on record fish, fish camps, Native and commercial fishing and fly fishing legends.

Call 906-226-3571 for more info. Tickets — Advance/Door: $15/$20 lower level, $20/$25 VIP balcony

For more information, visit the MRHC, 145 W. Spring St., Marquette or online MarquetteHistory.org.

‘Cut and Paste’ presentation held

MARQUETTE — Emily Lanctot will demonstrate different forms of collage for the “Cut and Paste” program at the Marquette Arts and Culture Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Collage techniques range from the older traditional styes with paints and cut paper to the newer digital styles done on a computer. Lanctot is the curator of collections and outreach at Northern Michigan University.

This free program is sponsored by the Lake Superior Art Association and is open to the public. The MACC is on the lower level of Peter White Public Library, 217 N. Front St. For additional information, contact Michele at 906-250-7364.

Beginning Farmer Webinar Series

MARQUETTE — People who are exploring new farm businesses will benefit from participating in the MSU Extension 2018 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series.

From January-April, MSU Extension will offer 15 on-line evening programs that provide valuable start-up information on general and more specific farming topics, including:

“Getting started with:”

≤ Jan. 17, Seed starting and transplant production

≤ Jan. 24, Reduced tillage vegetable growing

≤ Jan. 31, Managing your farm woodlot

≤ Feb. 7, Choosing apple varieties and rootstocks for your new orchard

≤ Feb. 14, Organic matter basics

≤ Feb. 21, Fertilizer basics

≤ Feb. 28, Livestock basics

≤ March 7, Raising rabbits

≤ March 14, Food Safety Modernization Act: Am I covered?

≤ March 21, USDA and SARE programs for beginning farmers

≤ March 28, Pest management systems compared

≤ April 4, U-Pick farming

≤ April 11, Farm business basics 1: Simple essentials of farm accounting

≤ April 18, Farm business basics 2: Develop a balance sheet

≤ April 25, Farm business basics 3: Calculate farm profitability

A fee of $5 per webinar is required, or you can register for the entire series for $37.50. Webinar recordings will be provided to all registered participants. Participate from the comfort and convenience of home or office. Registration, a brochure containing details on each individual program, and on-line or mailed payment options can be found at https://events.anr.msu.edu/BegFrmWeb 2018/. Register for all or some of the courses at any time, even if the session has already taken place. In that case, you will get a link to the recorded program.

Each webinar begins at 7 p.m. A high-speed internet connection is required. Participants will receive webinar connection information after they register.

Contact the Alger County MSU Extension office at 906-387-2530 or isleibj@anr.msu.edu for more information.

Free gardening series offered

MARQUETTE — A free gardening series continues at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Marquette Missionary Church, 1804 Wright St., in Marquette.

This month’s presentation is entitled “Wild and Colorful Garden Genes” and will introduce participants to unique garden produce, offer tips on selecting nutrient dense varieties and a hands-on activity on how to build a “nutrient dense — cut and come again style window sill garden.” Deep pigmented chard or multi colored chard seeds will be provided.

The “Growing Your Food in the U.P.” gardening series is open to everyone and is sponsored by Transition Marquette County. For more information, contact Michael Riesterer at transitionmarquette@gmail.com or call 225-0608.

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