NICE Market Place at Aspen Ridge
ISHPEMING — The NICE Community Market Place is Feb. 23 at the Aspen Ridge School.
Set up will be form 8-9:45 a.m. and the market place will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors can get one table for $10 and additionals for $10 each.
The event is sponsored by the NICE Child and Family Resource Center to help raise funds for the NICE Baby, playgroup, and lending library programs.
Vendors are invited to sell rummage, gently used clothes, mom-to-mom items, crafts, toys, speciality products and more. Vendors keep all but the $10 table fee.
Prom dresses can be priced by seller and sold in the Aspen Ridge Media Center. FRR will take a 10 percent fee per sale. Large items like strollers, furniture, etc., can be sold at the “large item” area for a 10 percent fee or kept at the vendor’s purchased table.
Call 485-3178 for more information and to reserve tables. Everyone is welcome.
Screening set for ‘Mamma Mia’
MARQUETTE — Bring lunch and get together with other movie lovers to watch “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Peter White Public Library’s Community Room on the lower level of the library.
Closed captioning will be on to ensure access for all.
Set five years after the original movie, Sophie is now preparing for the opening of the Hotel Bella Donna which leads her to explore her mother’s past. In doing so she discovers that she is more like her mom than she had realized. Starring Lily James, Amanda Seyfried and Meryl Streep, this 2018 musical romance is rated PG-13 and runs 114 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.
Coffeehouses to be celebrated
MARQUETTE — Coffeehouses were established more than 600 years ago in the Middle East. Historically, they have served two primary functions: dispensing beverages and providing a space for social interaction.
On Wednesday Feb. 6, Dr. Michael Broadway, from the Department of Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences at Northern Michigan University, will report the results of his research into whether U.S. coffeehouses still provide a space for social interaction or whether they have become “a place to be alone together.”
This forum will be held at 6:15 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church after the 5:30 p.m. community meal at Messiah’s Magnuson Hall. All are welcome to the community meal and forum. Messiah Lutheran Church is at 305 W. Magnetic St., Marquette.
For more information about Messiah or the forum, call 225-1119.
Kindergarten registration at ISD
ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming School District will be conducting kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school year March 5-7 at the Birchview Elementary School.
The Marquette County Health Department will conduct hearing and vision screenings as part of the registration process. Parents will be asked to present their child�s birth certificate and immunization record at the time of registration.
Parents with children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 19 are requested to call the Birchview Elementary School at 485-6341 between the hours of 7:15 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. to schedule an appointment.
Anyone with a child who turns 5 between Sept. 1 and Dec. 1 who they believe to be kindergarten ready may complete a waiver.
Belles to meet at Jasper Ridge
ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming/Negaunee Belles meet at the Jasper Ridge Brewery in Ishpeming at noon Feb. 7.
Fish to perform at Ore Dock
MARQUETTE — Marquette Area Blues Society presents VizzTone Label Group recording artist Amanda Fish at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 at the Ore Dock Brewing Company Community Room, 114 W. Spring St., Marquette.
Fish began as a singer songwriter in late 2012, refining her original material as a solo act for two years before she formed her band in early 2014, a Roots Rock and Soul project featuring her signature “from-the-gut” vocals locked into a sturdy groove. In 2015, she released her first LP, “Down In The Dirt” on VizzTone Label Group, for which she was awarded the 2016 Sean Costello Rising Star Blues Blast Music Award.
In 2018, Fish released her second studio album “Free” on VizzTone Label Group, debuting at No. 6 on the Billboard Blues Album Chart and nabbing a Blues Music Award nomination for Best Emerging Artist Album.