Life Walk fundraiser on Saturday
MARQUETTE — Life Walk is an annual fundraiser to support Care Clinic programs and services that help women, men and families in unexpected pregnancies.
Life Walk is a 2-mile fun walk taking place on Saturday at Mattson Lower Harbor Park at 10 a.m.
Walkers who raise $250 will receive a free T-shirt. Lavender perennial plants are available for purchase for $12 in memory/honor of a loved one.
Pre-order plants and register as a walker at www.careclinicmqt.org
‘Lost in the ’50s’ sock hop dance
CURTIS — The Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis plans the “Lost in the ’50s” Sock Hop Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets are $15. Attendees will step back in time and dance the night away to favorite music of the 50’s and 60’s. Sock hop/50s retro attire is absolutely encouraged for both guys and gals, but not required.
The event is fun for the whole family with contests and great prizes all night. Concessions will be available.
Call the ECA office for tickets 906-586-9974. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door.
Veterans Assistance Fair to be held
MARQUETTE — The Dickinson County Veteran Affairs Committee is partnering with the Upper Peninsula Veterans Community Action Team, Michigan State University Extension, Dickinson Area Community Foundation, Veterans Alliance of Dickinson County Area, and numerous other service providers and local businesses across the U.P. and northern Wisconsin to plan and execute a Veterans Assistance Fair from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.. CDT Saturday at the Bay College West campus in Iron Mountain.
Lack of awareness is the biggest barrier to veterans accessing benefits and services, and the above-mentioned organizations intend to increase awareness through this event.
The Veterans Assistance Fair will include informational presentations and breakout sessions about Veteran benefits and services, environmental exposures and related health conditions, and numerous other topics. There will also be a variety of service providers on site to assist Veterans and family members.
Veterans, current Service Members, and family members are invited from across the U.P. and northern Wisconsin to participate.
There is no cost to attend this event but registration is required using the link provided https://events.anr.msu.edu/vetfair/ or by calling Mary Ellen Pond at 906-387-2530.
Marigold Mania set for June 4
NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Beautification Committee’s annual Marigold Mania at Miners Park will be at 12:30 p.m. June 4 with a rain date of June 5 at the same time.
The plan is to walk the marigolds that this year’s fourth grade classes have started in the Lakeview Elementary School greenhouse to plant in the Miners Park. These students have followed in the path of previous student members of the NBC and are now the youngest members of this year’s NBC.
This annual school/community event has been taking place for five years. This gives the students ownership in their park and plants the seeds for the importance of volunteering in their community.
Rock with Ukukeles event held
MARQUETTE — On June 4, the Peter White Public Library kicks off its adult summer reading program with Libraries Rock with Ukuleles in the Business Reference Room.
Ben Hassenger from Music is the Foundation will start off the day with a couple of ukuleles workshops. The first will be for adults at 2 p.m. and the second will be for teens grades 6-12 at 3:30 p.m. These are drop-in sessions so you don’t need to register, but if you don’t have a ukulele and would like to give one a try, please give us a call as limited instruments will be available.
At 7 p.m. the documentary “Mighty Uke: The Amazing Comeback of a Musical Underdog” will be shown for DocuMonday. This 2009 76-minute film travels the world to discover why so many people of different nations, cultures, ages and musical tastes are turning to the ukulele to express themselves and connect with each other.
After the film, stay for a group strum led by Ben. Those who don’t play, just stay and enjoy the music.
For any of PWPL musically related events this summer, put your name in for prize drawings to be awarded at the end of August. The more events you attend, the greater your chances are for winning.
There is no admission charge to attend thanks to sponsorship by the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library and Music is the Foundation. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Book group to meet June 5
MARQUETTE — The Peter White Library Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. June 5 in the Dandelion Cottage Room at the library to discuss “Olive Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Strout who won the Pulitzer Prize for it.
The book binds 13 rich, luminous narratives into a book with the heft of a novel through the presence of one larger-than-life, unforgettable character: Olive Kitteridge. At the edge of the continent, Crosby, Maine, may seem like nowhere, but it’s in essence the whole world, and the lives that are lived there are filled with all of the grand human drama-desire, despair, jealousy, hope, and love. New members are welcome.
The group will be choosing books to read for 2018-2019 so bring suggestions. For more information, call 228-9953.
Pain management workshop set
ISHPEMING — Arthritis? Fibromyalgia? Back Pain? A pain management workshop will be offered soon in Ishpeming.
Do you live with pain that has lasted longer than 3-6 months? The Chronic Pain Self-Management program is a six-week program that teaches practical skills for living with (or caring for someone with) any type of health condition that causes chronic pain, such as fibromyalgia, back problems, arthritis and lupus.
The program focuses on self-care, learning new strategies for managing pain, and gentle exercises to help manage pain. Group meets for 2¢ hours once a week. The program will be held in Ishpeming at Bell Hospital, Wednesday evenings, starting from 6-8:30 p.m. June 6.
There is no cost to attend and program includes workshop materials. Registration is required, as space is limited. Register by calling UPCAP at 1-800-338-7227, dial 2-1-1 or register online at www.upcap.org/events