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Travel Marquette supporting art

MARQUETTE — Travel Marquette’s August Artventure features the artwork of local artists Kay Johnson, Susan Roubal, Michelle Tuccini and JoAnn Deuel Shelby in its downtown office art space located at 117 W. Washington St.

These four featured artists are all talented painters made popular through their participation in local and regional art shows, art associations and their hands-on involvement with Zero Degrees Art Gallery. Their work represents the best in watercolors, pastel, alcohol inks, and mixed media.

A public reception will be from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday at Travel Marquette during which selected artists will live demo their painting talent. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend.

Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, the bureau encourages local artists to apply online for the opportunity to display their work on a monthly basis beginning. Go to www.travelmarquettemichigan.com and click “Artventure” under Events at the bottom of the page.

For more information, call Travel Marquette at 906-228-7749 or email admin@travelmarquettemichigan.com.

Symposium planned on Parkinson’s

MARQUETTE — The Parkinson Society Support Group of Dickinson County Area is hosting the third annual Upper Peninsula Parkinson Disease Symposium from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT Friday.

The event will be held in Fornetti Hall and the lower commons area at Bay College West Campus in Iron Mountainn. This is a U.P. and northern Wisconsin wide event focusing on Parkinson’s Disease. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the program at 9 a.m.

Coming back is keynote speaker Jo Bidwell of Lubbock, Texas. She is director of support groups in the southwest, covering northwestern Texas and southern New Mexico. She keeps abreast of new developments, research, medications, and treatments for Parkinson’s Disease and authors the quarterly publication, “The Tulip Messenger.”

The title of her keynote speech is “I Have Parkinson’s Disease, Now What!”

Bidwell has a bachelor’s degree in counseling and a M.ED in Health Education. She was the information and referral coordinator for the Lubbock office of American Parkinson Disease Association) for 17 years, and has taught nutrition at a local college for over 30 years while doing the APDA job. She also was the neurology educator for Covenant Health System. While busy being a grandmother, she also continues to serve her Parkinson’s Disease family in Texas, New Mexico and in the Upper Peninsula.

Also on the symposium agenda is Nadine Waeghe, M PT, with local ties to Escanaba but now living and working in Redwood City, California. Nadine has a bachelor�s in biology and a M.PT, providing sports medicine services to urban and suburban high schools, colleges, U.S Olympic Training Centers, and other professional, amateur and recreational sporting events. Her topic at this symposium will be “An Integrative Approach to Reverse Parkinson’s Syndrome.” She wants to expose the audience to a variety of simple and not so simple alternative therapies and self-care options that can reduce progression of PD and if intervention is early enough completely reverse the process.

In the afternoon a breakout session will be held where participants can hear about other Parkinson�s issues. The final session on the program will be a question and answer period. Attendees will have a chance to ask panelists questions about Parkinson’s.

Registration for the symposium can be done through the Michigan Parkinson Foundation at www.parkinsonsmi.org or phone 1-800-852-9781. There will be a registration fee of $5 to be paid to Michigan Parkinson Foundation to help defray the cost. Beverages and donuts will be available in the morning and a box lunch at noon. Prizes will be given out throughout the day. Health care vendors will be set up for browsing.

For more information call Pauline at 906-774-0332.

Block party set at Silver Creek

MARQUETTE — The Silver Creek Neighborhood Block Party will be from, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Silver Creek Church, 219 Silver Creek Road in Harvey.

The entire community is invited to this free event.Activities include a backpack and school supply distribution, food, music, games and other giveaways. Non-profit agencies will be on hand at the event to provide information about the services and programs they offer within the community. Children will also receive a coupon for three free outfits from Silver Creek Thrift. Children and adults accompanying children will also receive a voucher for free new clothing. Due to limited sizes and supplies adult new clothing vouchers can only be redeemed on the day of the Block Party. Children must be present to receive backpacks and supplies.

The Silver Creek Neighborhood Block Party is supported through grants from the Community Foundation of Marquette County, Breakfast Rotary, Marquette West Rotary, Chocolay Lions, and Zonta. For more information on attending or being involved, call Silver Creek Church at 249-1715.