Munising DDA announces exhibit
MUNISING — This spring, the Munising Downtown Development Authority is introducing a rotating seasonal art exhibit in the Munising downtown alley between Elm and Maple streets and between M-28 and Superior Street.
For the first year, the Munising DDA would like to display Alger County residents’ creative interpretations for “Art in the Alley.”
Artists are invited to submit works in any medium they wish. Reproductions of the works will be displayed in one dimension on large frames throughout the alley. Alger County residents interested in submitting images of their artwork should do so by emailing their JPEG files to Kathy Reynolds at email@example.com by April 13.
If their work is chosen by a panel of judges, the artists will need to be prepared to produce high-resolution photos/files of their works. Questions may be directed to Kathy Reynolds or Pat Sanderson at the Munising DDA (Fuzzy Boyak Center), 129 E. Munising Avenue, 387-1110.
Genealogy workshop to be held
MARQUETTE — Call now to register for the Intermediate Genealogy workshop, “What Do I Do Next?” to continue the tracing a family tree using additional sources of genealogical information.
This workshop will be at 6:30 p.m. April 12 in the Shiras Room at Peter White Public Library, led by Laurie Johnson, genealogist with the Marquette County Genealogical Society and the Marquette Regional History Center.
Those with an interest in researching their family history are welcome to attend. Space is limited and registration is required. Call the Reference Desk at 226-4311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
BLP poster contest for students
MARQUETTE — This is Marquette Board of Light and Power’s 27th year hosting a Poster Contest for all fourth- and fifth-grade students living in its service territory.
This year’s theme is “Safety during a Lightning Storm” which will encourage students to think about ways to stay safe inside and outside of buildings and show things to avoid or stay away during a storm.
The first-place winner’s poster will be displayed in the MBLP lobby for the year. Prizes are given along with an awards program. The deadline for entering is April 13.
For more information on the contest, see the BLP’s website at mblp.org/news/poster-contest or call Noreen Collins at 228-0343.
Daughters of American Revolution
MARQUETTE — On April 14, the Onagomingkway Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold their monthly meeting from noon until 3 p.m. in the Shiras Room of Peter White Public Library in Marquette.
Juliette Gordon Low will be the program topic of the meeting. Bring your own lunch. Prospective members are welcome to stay after to look at paperwork. For questions, contact Sarah Smart at 228-9414.
Immigrant Experience Exhibit
MARQUETTE — The Immigrant Experience Exhibit Opening is at 1 p.m. April 14 at the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University.
Admission is free. The public is invited to attend and enjoy refreshments as well as to look around the Beaumier’s new exhibit.
“The Immigration Experience” multimedia exhibition will paint a picture of the immigrant experiences, using the Upper Peninsula as a canvas. It will look at the experiences of the first European/white settlers of the region to the people who are coming to the area to make it their home today. Regardless of the era of their arrival, all immigrants share certain commonalities in experience, which this exhibit will explore. There will be an interactive component which will gather real time date from visitors about their own family’s immigration experience.
The exhibit opens April 14 and ends Oct.13.