Black Pearl to perform in L’Anse
L’ANSE — Sit back and relax to the smooth jazz, rock and country music of Black Pearl at the L’Anse Lakefront Concerts at 7 p.m. Thursday in Lakefront Park, foot of Broad Street.
This is a free event and Meadowbrook Arena is the inclement weather site.
Leave No Trace at Pictured Rocks
MUNISING — The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and its Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers team are coming Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. They will partner with the park to host events that are free and open to the public. The goal is to help raise awareness on how to preserve and protect Pictured Rocks and the surrounding area from excessive trash, damage to vegetation and trees, and trail erosion.
Leave No Trace selected Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore as a ‘Hot Spot’ in the nation to help raise awareness among local patrons about outdoor recreation ethics in natural areas. The week-long Leave No Trace event will have park staff partnering with volunteers for workshops and at a pop-up educational tent. Events include an introduction to Leave No Trace Ethics and a project day dedicated to trail work. Both events will be open to the public to learn more and get involved. For more information visit https://www.nps.gov/piro/getinvolved/lnt-hot-spot.
≤ Wednesday, 2-5 p.m.: Leave No Trace Ethics and You –The traveling trainers and Pictured Rocks NL staff will provide a free program that introduces the seven Leave No Trace principles. Skills learned can be used while visiting Pictured Rocks and all other parks and public land in the surrounding area. This is great for groups, families, and people of all ages. Training will take place at the Alger County Heritage Center, 1496 Washington St, Munising. Parking is limited — overflow parking can be found at Munising Falls Visitor Center, which is a short walk from the Heritage Center. Call Munising Falls Visitor Center 906-387-4310 to learn more and sign up.
≤ Thursday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Community Project Day Working on Mosquito Trail — One of the most popular trails at Pictured Rocks is the 4-mile round trip hike to Mosquito Beach and back. The trail is heavily used and full of social trails, which are trails that are otherwise not the main trail. Come and join Pictured Rocks NL staff and the Traveling Trainers to rebuild the trail to help lessen unwanted impact. Call Munising Falls Visitor Center 906-387-4310 to learn more and sign up to volunteer for the event.
≤ Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Pop-up Leave No Trace Outreach — Pictured Rocks staff along with park volunteers will be stationed at the Chapel/Mosquito trail head putting their new skills to the test. They will work to connect visitors with the common problems surrounding that area. And they will introduce and educate all who hike there about the seven Leave No Trace principles.
NARFE set to meet Wednesday
MARQUETTE — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1900’s next regular meeting is at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room B of the Marquette Senior Center, 300 W. Baraga.
Chapter 1900 includes members from the Marquette, Escanaba, Rapid River, Houghton, Hancock and Ontonagon areas.
GHS Class of 1953 to meet
MARQUETTE — The Graveraet High School Class of 1953 will have a post-reunion get-together at 10 a.m. Thursday at Big Boy Restaurant along U.S. 41 in Marquette.
The class reunion photo taken on Aug. 4 will be distributed.
Marquette County Cares events
MARQUETTE — Marquette County Cares, a local prevention coalition, offers these updates:
≤ Golf Classic — volunteers are hard at work planning events, getting information out to the community and assessing the resources in the community. This year MCC has partnered with the Western Marquette County Health Foundation to plan a Golf Classic, for Sept. 7. Everyone is invited to join a round of golf, brunch, and mimosas, to raise money for youth prevention work in Marquette County. Anyone interested in volunteering for this fun and competitive event should contact Bill Matson at 315-2625.
≤ Priority Risk Factors — The research is back and the community has voted. Marquette County Cares has chosen to focus prevention efforts on two risk factors: low commitment to school and youth attitudes favorable toward drug use. MCC’s resource group is hard at work assessing the supports in the community. In this same respect, Northcare Network has agreed to fund Guiding Good Choices, an evidence-based program that teaches adults how to work with youth to decrease the risk factor youth attitudes favorable toward drug use. Contact Mary Harris 315-2613 or Kelly Sager 226-3143 if interested in learning more about this program.
≤ “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” — Marquette County Cares has partnered with Marquette County Suicide Prevention Alliance and Alger County Community Collaboration to bring this movie to Thomas Theater in Marquette. “Suicide: The Ripple Effect” is a feature length film that chronicles the story of Kevin Hines, who at age 19 attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Tickets can be purchased online only and the showing is at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6. Link to purchase tickets: https://gathr.us/screening/23706