Bulletin Board 11/8/18

First Nations Food Taster on tap

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Native American Student Association is hosting the First Nations Food Taster.

The event will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Jacobetti Complex commons.

The First Nations Food Taster provides guests with an array of Native American foods. Recipes from the Decolonizing Diet Project will be featured, offering traditional Native American foods.

Some contemporary Native American dishes will also be available. This year’s menu may include bison stew with cranberries, turkey roast, pecan whitefish, venison and squash bisque.

Tickets can be purchased via cash or check in advance from the Center for Native American Studies in Whitman Hall, or at the door. Advance prices are $5 for NMU students with ID, elderly, veterans and youth ages 5-10; and $10 for general admission. Door tickets cost $2 more, respectively.

The Food Taster is a fundraiser for NASA’s annual pow wow. November is Native American Heritage Month. For more information, visit www.nmu.edu/nativeamericanstudies.

VR arcade inviting vets to event

MARQUETTE — Veterans are invited to a free event at the Edge of Reality VR Arcade in Marquette from noon to 4 p.m. Friday.

The afternoon of virtual reality experiences is sponsored by the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center and will include pizza, pop, and snacks.

The Edge of Reality VR Arcade is located at 333 W. Washington St. and this event is open to all who served in the military.

‘We are inviting anyone who has served in the military to come and try out cutting edge virtual reality equipment and just hang out with fellow veterans,” said Jordan Fox, a Peer Support Specialist with the VA and event coordinator in a press release.

Fox emphasized that veterans do not need to be enrolled in VA health care to participate in this free event.

“It is also an opportunity to learn about local resources and programs for veterans offered by the VA and the local community,” Fox said.

To RSVP or get more information, contact Jordan Fox, VA Peer Support Specialist, at 906-231-0203.

Climate lobby group to meet

MARQUETTE — The public is invited to join the Marquette chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby for the group’s monthly meeting in the Dandelion Cottage Room of the Peter White Public Library at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

The national CCL group will present a video-conference to the local chapters during these meetings, which are regularly scheduled the second Saturday of each month.

Native American singer to perform

MARQUETTE — Singer-songwriter Annie Humphrey, the Native American Music Awards’ 2018 Artist of the Year, will perform Saturday at Northern Michigan University.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre. Her performance is in conjunction with the U.P. Beaumier Heritage Center’s exhibition, Ancestral Women. Tickets are $5 for the general public and $1 for NMU students.

Humphrey grew up on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation. Her father was a singer and musician, her mother an artist and poet. Although both of her parents were brilliant individually, they created sadness together.

“I lived in a home filled with voices made of thunder and nothing could stop it,” Humphrey said.

Humphrey attributes music to being what saved her, carrying out her parents gifts through music today.

Newberry craft fest coming up

NEWBERRY — The fifth annual Newberry Fall Craft Fest, sponsored by First Baptist Baby Pantry, is planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The event will be in Reed Hall, which is behind the church, at the corner of East McMillan Avenue and Handy Street.

Father Marquette academy benefit

MARQUETTE — The public is invited to join in for “A Night in the Northwoods,” an event to benefit Father Marquette Catholic Academy.

Wear flannel and enjoy a catered chili bar and sliders, craft beer, select wine and dessert, bidding on children’s art, silent and live auction, bucket raffle, 50/50 raffle, and more.

Dress is Northwoods chic. Flannel shirt, Stormy Kromer, suspenders, Sorels … mixed with pearls, heels, cufflinks, suit coats. Flannel evening gown? Bedazzled chook? Why not? Have fun with this theme. This is an adult event; perfect for a parent or grandparent date-night out with friends.

Proceeds from the event will be used to fund the programs and materials of a quality pre-K through eighth grade education at Father Marquette.

The event takes place starting at 6 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter Cathedral. Tickets are $45 each or reserve a table. Tickets can be purchased on EventBrite, at St. Peter Cathedral, St. Michaels Church and at Father Marquette Academy on Friday mornings.

Find Father Marquette Catholic Academy on Facebook for more information.

Soup luncheon set for Saturday

NEGAUNEE — A harvest luncheon of soup, bread and pie will be served from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, U.S. 41, Negaunee.

Donations also will be received for homemade craft and food items to support the ministries both local and worldwide.

Food committee planning dinner

MARQUETTE — The South County Fund Committee, Women Who Care, a non-profit organization, will have a turkey dinner from 4-7 p.m. Saturday at the West Branch Township Hall, 1016 Marquette County Road 545.

The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12, and free for kids under 5. Those attending are asked to bring a donation for Victory’s Food Pantry.

Proceeds from the dinner go toward scholarships, grants which support youth development and Victory’s food pantry.