‘The Greatest Showman’ screening
MARQUETTE — At 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Peter White Public Library will show the 2017 film “The Greatest Showman” 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.
P.T. Barnum, son of a tailor, begins his career by opening a wax museum. He later becomes a collector of the unique and extraordinary, displaying his collection in a circus which many call a freak show. How will his ambition, however, affect his family life? Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams and Zac Efron, this biographical musical is rated PG and runs 1 hour 45 minutes. It won a Golden Globe for the best original song and the Heartland Film Truly Moving Picture Award.
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.
Career panel luncheon to be held
MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s College of Business will host an Iron Mountain Career Panel luncheon for NMU students from any major from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday in the Brule Room of NMU’s University Center. Space for this event is limited. Register by Wednesday at www.universe.com/ironmtncareers.
The event includes a free lunch and a discussion of career opportunities. Business owners from Iron Mountain seeking employees will be present.
“Normally, a panel is invited from a particular industry,” said David Rayome, dean of NMU’s College of Business. “This time, we are highlighting an economic area in the Upper Peninsula. The Iron Mountain area is the hottest economic area in the U.P., with more than 600 current job openings for all industries.”
Guest panelists include Tom Andes of the Thomas Theatre Group; Raphael Bennett of Neustep; Erik Kleiman of Kleiman Pump and Well Drilling; Jesse Land of Upper Peninsula Machine and Engineering; Carol Quandt of 41 Lumber; David Brisson of Great American Disposal; and Lois Ellis of Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance.
Registration includes a plated lunch. Panelists will be available after the luncheon is over to meet with those who are interested in working in the area or unable to attend the luncheon due to class scheduling.
Diabetes prevention program
MARQUETTE — An estimated 50 percent of seniors have prediabetes, and 90 percent don’t even know it.
That means if fasting blood sugar (glucose) level is between 100 and 125 mg/dl and the person is at high risk for developing diabetes — weight loss and activity can help make blood sugar normal again and improve health.
Joining a diabetes prevention weight loss program can also help.
Find out more about how to take part in a diabetes prevention weight loss program at the Negaunee Senior Center at the informational meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday.
The diabetes prevention weight loss program will be offered at no charge to seniors, beginning April 30 at the Senior Center. Ann Constance from the U.P. Diabetes Outreach Network will be the instructor for the program.
For more information call the Negaunee Senior Center at 475-6266 or UPDON at 273-1120.