‘Murder and Mayhem II’ presented
MARQUETTE — The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will host a Historical Society of Michigan presentation titled “Murder and Mayhem II: True Crime in Michigan History.” This free History Hounds Lecture Series event, offered via teleconference from Lansing, features author Tobin Buhk. It will explore cases including the 1916 poisoning of the Peck family of Grand Rapids, murderer Helmuth Schmidt and Mary McKnight, the “Strychnine Saint.” The presentation begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the center in Gries Hall at NMU.
Buhk has written a number of related books, including True Crime: Michigan, about the state’s most notorious criminal cases, The Shocking Story of Helmuth Schmidt and Michigan’s Strychnine Saint.
IHS Class of 1957 set to meet
ISHPEMING –The Ishpeming High School Class of 1957 will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ishpeming for soup luncheon.
Fall prevention talk Wednesday
MARQUETTE — At noon Wednesday, Dr. Mickey Sanders will give a talk on fall prevention (and what to do should you sustain a fall) in this month’s For Your Health presentation in the Peter White Public Library’s Shiras Room.
As people age, the likelihood of them falling increases. Research shows, however, that an exercise program can reduce the risk of falling by increasing strength and stamina, enhancing balance, improving walking patterns, and quickening reflexes.
Sanders will talk about how physical therapy can assist a person in preventing falls. Furthermore, he will talk about how physical therapy can help a person resume their daily activities should they become injured in a fall.
Sanders earned his BS at Jacksonville State University and his DPT at Grand Valley State University.
This monthly lunch and learn session is sponsored by U.P. Rehab Services of Marquette and the Peter White Public Library. Bring a sack lunch as well as any questions for the therapist.
There is no admission charge to attend. For more information, visit the library’s website at www.pwpl.info or call 906-226-4318.
Valentine Bash at second Thursday
MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum will have a Valentine Bash for February’s Second Thursday Creativity Series.
The event will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Come in for an evening full of Valentine fun. There will be hands-on activities, creative snacks, live music and the museum’s brand new ice cream sundae bar featuring free Culver’s Frozen Custard and 10 toppings.
This event is free with admission price or membership.