Negaunee City Band to perform
NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee City Band will play two more free evening concerts at the Outdoor Performing Arts Center at the east end of Iron Street, at 7:30 this Wednesday and again on Aug. 8. A highlight this week will be an “Armed Forces Salute.”
Other numbers range from the baroque, Bach’s “Fantasia in C,” to the romantic, “Tchaikovskyana,” featuring familiar melodies from “The Nutcracker,” “Swan Lake,” and “The 1812 Overture.” Broadway and the movies will be represented with “Selections from Mamma Mia!”
Director Brandon Nelson’s composition, “Glory of the North Country,” will be played as well as several selections from Vincent Persichetti’s “Divertimento for Band.”
This week’s marches represent several different styles: “Under the Double Eagle” is a European-style march by J. F. Wagner, the “Austrian March King,” while “Capital City March” is in the British style. America’s March King will be featured with Sousa’s “The Gallant Seventh.”
As usual, the concert will conclude with the audience favorite, “Just a Closer Walk with Thee.”
Suicide prevention group event set
MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Suicide Prevention Alliance will be hosting a community scrapbooking event from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services large conference room, located in the Marquette County Courthouse, 234 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette.
This event will allow community members to create a page to add to the Out of Darkness Community Scrapbook.
The event series serves as a kickoff to the annual Marquette County Out of Darkness Community Walk, which is set for Sept. 8 at Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming.
The community scrapbook is intended to be a document for survivors to honor and remember those lost to suicide, for those with lived experience to share their story, and for community members to show their support.
Participants are encouraged to bring photos, poems, letters, stories, etc., to create their own page. Scrapbooking supplies will be provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own supplies to craft their own special page.
Guided garden tour coming up
NEGAUNEE — The Upper Peninsula Master Gardener Association will have a guided garden tour from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the home of Jim and Martha Hayward, 103-A E. Buffalo Road, Negaunee.
The rain date is Sunday.
The tour will include a terraced perennial garden with stream and pond; a vegetable garden with plastic covered beds; a wildflower garden; container flowers; a four-hive bee yard; and raised beds.
The tour is free and the public is invited. For more information on the tour or the UPMGA, contact Ron Rossway firstname.lastname@example.org 906-226-7354; Linda Andriaachi email@example.com 906-486-4422; or Linda Roncaglione firstname.lastname@example.org 906-475-6063.