Bulletin Board

Hospice event deadline Thursday

MARQUETTE — The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present a panel discussion titled “Under the Care of Hospice” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Mill Creek Senior Living Community Center. The deadline for registering is Thursday, Sept. 27.

A panel of experts will provide information about the various components of hospice care, as well as details about the newly constructed Trillium hospice facility at the discussion.

The event is free but light hors d’oeuvres will be served at a cost of $7 at the door. To register, call 227-2979.

For more information, contact program liaison Paula McCormick at 228-5489.

Elba Morse Club to gather

MARQUETTE — The Elba Morse Club for retired nurses will meet at the Holiday Inn in Marquette at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at the reception for Clare Lutgen, new director of Bay Cliff Health Club.

Fall Sunflowers class offered

CURTIS — The Erickson Center for the Arts, Curtis, is offering a “Fall Sunflowers” Corks and Canvas art class with Linda Anderson.

It will be held at the Erickson Center for the Arts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27. Class fee is $40 and includes all supplies. Light snacks will be offered, and participants should feel free to bring a beverage.

Space is limited so call the ECA office to sign up: 906-586-9974.

Knitting Guild starts up again

MARQUETTE — The Lake Superior Knitting Guild will be holding its start-up meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at 431 McMillan in Marquette, the home of Barb Dollar.

The guild will be electing officers, collecting dues, enjoying food and good friends and discussing upcoming charity knitting projects as well as educational needs.

All are welcome to join.

For more information contact Karen Palomaki at 485-5418 or Paula Schwenke at 249-3837.

Watts offers ‘Geezer’ talk

MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library invites the public to attend a talk entitled, “A Geezer Reminisces on the High Places” by Phil Watts, retired Professor Emeritus of Exercise Physiology at Northern Michigan University.

The talk will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 in the library’s Shiras Room.

For over forty years, Phil Watts has climbed on rocks, snow and ice in the Upper Peninsula and beyond. Listen to some of his “tall” tales from decades of climbing in the high places. Hear about “The Five-Seven Blues” and “Big Dave in the Pickets.” Find out what the Geezer discovered in the bushes at the top of a difficult rock climb on Devil’s Tower.

There is no admission charge to attend but donations will be accepted for the Upper Peninsula Climbers Coalition.

For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.

Fish bake at St. Christopher’s

MARQUETTE — St. Christopher’s Church, 2372 Badger St., Marquette, will have Fish Bake Fridays about once a month.

The first is from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 and includes baked fish (2-3 pieces), cole slaw, mashed potatoes, roll, coffee and dessert.

Prices are $12 for adults, $6 for kids ages 6-12, and free for kids under 5.

Baraga Beer Fest coming up

L’ANSE — The Baraga Chamber of Commerce presents its third annual Baraga County Beer Fest.

This year, it will be from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Waterfront Park at North Front Street in L’Anse.

This event will take place rain or shine and will highlight some great brews from Michigan breweries.

New this year will be wine tastings. Algomah Acres, End of the Road winery and Threefold Vine will be on hand to deliver some fantastic wine tastings. There will also be food by The Dogfather and UP North Pizzeria available to satisfy any hungry desires while tasting a variety of local craft beers. Eagle Radio will be broadcasting live.

Tickets are $25 in advance and can be purchased at the Baraga County Chamber office from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, Baraga Convention & Visitors Bureau, Skippers in L’Anse, Hardwood Steakhouse in Covington, American Legion in L’Anse, and online at: http://bit.ly/BaragaBeerFestTickets or $35 at the door.

Interested in volunteering for the Beer Fest? Door volunteers and beer servers are being sought. Volunteers will receive a beer glass and six tasting tickets. Call t 353-8808 or online at: http://bit.ly/beerfestworker to sign up or for more information.

The Baraga County Beer Fest is a fundraiser for the Baraga Chamber of Commerce. The funds are used to support community events such as Baraga County Lake Trout Festival, Lumberjack Days, Baraga County Fair, KBIC Kids Fishing Day, Camp 911 and Meadowbrook Arena.

Friends of the Poor Run/Walk

ISHPEMING — The Friends of the Poor Run/Walk, presented by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, will take place Saturday, Oct. 6 at 400 N. Third St. Ishpeming along the Iron Ore Heritage Trail.

This is a timed 5K run and 1-2 mile walk to raise funds for those needing assistance in meeting basic needs of food, rent, utilities, and transportation in the Ishpeming, Negaunee, and Republic areas.

Register online at www.fopwalk.org/event/2123 or same day registration from 8 – 8:45 am. Event begins at 9 a.m.

Animal blessing on Saturday

ISHPEMING — The ninth annual “Blessing of the Animals” will be hosted by St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and Grace Episcopal Church in Ishpeming.

The event will be at St. Joseph’s at 1889 Prairie Ave. at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.

The blessing will be outside, but if there is inclement weather, it will move inside. Participants need not to be a member of either church to attend.