‘I Can Only Imagine’ screened
MARQUETTE — At 12:30 p.m. Sept. 4, the Peter White Public Library will show the 2018 film “I Can Only Imagine.”
Due to renovations, the film will be shown in the Business Reference Room on the top floor of the library. Closed captioning will be on to ensure access for all.
Based on the true story of MercyMe’s chart-topping single, “I Can Only Imagine,” this film tells the story of Bart Millard. Growing up with an alcoholic, abusive father, Bart copes with his troubled home life through football and his Christian faith. When an injury ends his football career, he joins the band MercyMe, eventually writing the title song. Starring J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll and Dennis Quaid, this family drama is rated PG and runs 110 minutes.
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.
Cedar River Bridge Walk Sept. 1
CEDAR RIVER– This year’s Cedar River Bridge Walk will have major changes, including it will not be a fundraiser for the Cedarville Township Fire Department.
The BridgeWalk will reverse direction starting with opening ceremonies at the Cedarville Township Hall on Old Mill Lane across from the J.W. Wells State Harbor where the BridgeWalk festivities had taken place in the past few years.
After opening ceremonies and crowning of Cedar River Royality, bridge walkers will commence over the Cedar River Bridge on State Highway M-35, southbound, to Hirsch’s Cedar River Pub.
At Hirsch’s, merrygoers will first encounter various vendors set-up in Hirsch’s parking lot. In the pub’s pavillion in the back, tap beer will be served which will include a specialty beer. Constructing a stage for live music is in the planning and grills will be fired up to give the festival feel.
The BridgeWalk will happen on Sept. 1, starting at 11 a.m. CDT, and beginning at the Cedarville Township Hall on Old Mill Lane. Parking will be available on the grounds of the township hall.
Parking in the J.W. Wells State Harbor will require a Michigan State Parks sticker.
Gathering in the North to be held
MARQUETTE — The Gathering in the North will take place from sunrise to sunset Sept. 1.
This event is a coming together of many partnering organizations centered on the love of forests and the biome they support, specifically this year, bees. This inaugural event will be hosted by MooseWood Nature Center.
Groups working together this year: Yellowdog Watershed Preserve, Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette Food Co-op, and the Northern Michigan Center for Native American Studies.
Guest presented will be Illustrator and writer, David Marshall of the children’s book co-authored by Paul Stamets, “From Bears and Trees to Mushrooms and Bees.”
David took the science of leading mycologist, Paul Stamets and wrapped it in a fantastical story. In this book, the main character Max is a boy whose curiosity leads him on a scientific path to solve a worldwide problem: Save the bees! Marshall will be reading from his book.
MooseWood is currently looking for folks interested in facilitating a workshop. Anyone who would like to be a part of this inaugural event can sign-up for a shift.
Visit The Gathering in the North website — http://moosewood.org/news/the-gathering-in-the-north — for more information about how to become a partnering organization, facilitator of a workshop, or volunteer for this special event.
Affordable Insulin Project info
MARQUETTE — Insulin costs are on the rise.
For people living with diabetes, the increase in insulin prices can become a matter of life or death. People living with Type 1 Diabetes need insulin to survive as their pancreas no longer creates insulin on its own.
For some people on fixed incomes or without insurance, it can become a precarious balancing act between purchasing their life saving insulin or other necessities like food and other living expenses.
There is an organization that has made its mission to try to provide people living with diabetes tools and resources to find affordable insulin.The Affordable Insulin Project believes that all Americans with diabetes should have affordable access to insulin. The Affordable Insulin Project offers tools, resources, and data so that people impacted by today’s rising health care costs can positively influence the affordable access to this life essential drug.
Find more information at http://affordableinsulinproject.org/ or on the U.P. Diabetes Outreach Network (UPDON) website at www.diabetesinmichigan.org.
Negaunee School of Choice apps
NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee Public School District will be accepting applications for School of Choice students for the 2018-19 school year. Applications will be available until Sept. 7, and will be located at all of the school buildings, the Administrative Office located at 101 S. Pioneer Ave., Negaunee or online at www.negaunee.k12.mi.us/.
Enrollment is limited at some grade levels. Open grade levels for the Schools of Choice Program are: kindergarten 15; first grad 20; second grade 15; third grade 20, fourth grade 15; fifth grade 20; sixth grade 20; seventh grade 20; eighth grade 20; freshmen 20; sophomore 20; junior 20; and senior 20.