Care Clinic fundraiser set
MARQUETTE - Every Life is Beautiful, a special fundraising dinner sponsored by the Care Clinic, will be Oct. 4 in the Great Lakes Rooms at Northern Michigan University. Seating will begin at 6:30 p.m., with dinner and program from 7 to 9 p.m.
Featured speaker will be Gianna Jessen, pictured above, whose life story inspired the movie "October Baby" (www.giannajessen.com).
RSVP deadline is Sept. 26. Call 906-228-2273.
Bluesday Tuesday jam at library
MARQUETTE - Bluesday Tuesday will host a live blues jam session at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Peter White Public Library Community Room.
Join other blues musicians for a community jam celebrating blues music and culture in the Upper Peninsula. Bring an instruments to share and learn with others at this informal gathering for people interested in playing with other musicians who appreciate blues music.
Listeners are welcome. For more information, call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
NCLL to tour log cabin
BIG BAY - The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will tour a hand-crafted log cabin near Big Bay from 4 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. Participants will meet at the Berry Events Center east-side parking lot and should bring a folding chair, beverage and camera. Richard Hendricksen, owner and builder of the cabin, will be the presenter.
The outing is free to NCLL members, $5 for others. For more information, call Paula McCormick at 228-5489. Registration deadline is Tuesday. Call 227-2979.
Fundraiser to aid UPAWS
MARQUETTE - A fundraiser for the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter of Negaunee will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Federated Women's Clubhouse, 104 W. Ridge St. in Marquette.
The following Party Perfect vendors will be donating a portion of their sales to benefit: Tastefully Simple, Miche, Partylite, Pampered Chef, Dove Chocolate Discoveries, Park Lane Jewelry and Arbonne.
For more information, call 249-3069.
Flower workshop planned
MARQUETTE - A workshop titled "Harvest Cornucopia" will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Flower Works LLC, 1007 N. Third St. in Marquette. The cost is $30 per person. For more information or to sign up, call 273-1335.
Lakeview plans clothing resale
NEGAUNEE - The annual Lakeview Elementary School Clothing Resale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. on Sept. 30 in the school gym. This sale is open to the public, and anyone can buy or sell. This is the largest resale in the area.
To register to sell or for information, call Jill Seppala at 362-5455 or Diane Faust at 475-0229.
Student advisory board to meet
MARQUETTE - The J-TAB advisory board of middle school students at Peter White Public Library will meet from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday in the Community Room.
For more information, call 226-4323 or email email@example.com.
Cruise will aid MooseWood
MARQUETTE - Superior Odyssey's Coaster II, shown above, will set sail for a 6 to 8 p.m. cruise on Thursday from the Lower Harbor Dock in Marquette. This cruise is a fundraiser to benefit the MooseWood Nature Center, and a requested donation of $50 or more will fund programming.
The cruise is intended for adults. For more information or to make a reservation, call Andrew Bek at 869-8453.
Pasty fundraiser for Heacox
BIG BAY - A pasty sale is being held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Pasties cost $4 and can be picked up at the Bay Cliff Office, 310 W. Washington St. Marquette.
The purpose of the sale is to raise funds for Monte Heacox, a member of the maintenance staff at Bay Cliff Health Camp, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiation for cancer. Donations are welcome and checks are payable to Bay Cliff Health Camp, P.O. Box 310 Big Bay, Mich. 49808, memo: Monte Heacox.
Library offers Money Manners
MARQUETTE - Peter White Public Library is beginning a new non-commercial financial education series called Mind Your Money Manners. Classes will meet at 7 p.m. on alternate Wednesdays beginning Sept. 26 in the Community Room.
The four-part series brings instruction on developing good money habits to help individuals learn easy-to-follow methods for identifying and working through money-related issues, how to set 'smart' goals and how to develop a personal spending plan. For more information and to preregister, call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Meditation workshop offered
MARQUETTE - A beginning meditation workshop, taught by Melissa Middleton, will be held from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 26 through Oct. 31 at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.
Registration costs $30 for city residents and $35 for others. The materials fee is $10. Participants should bring a meditation cushion or blanket. Chairs will be available.
For information or to register, call 228-0472.
Anger alternatives series slated
MARQUETTE - An Alternatives to Anger series will be held in Marquette and Gwinn. The series meets for four sessions, and the fee is $20 per person or couple.
The Gwinn series will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Oct. 2, and the Marquette class will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays beginning Oct. 4.
The series includes informative presentations, group discussions and skill-building activities to help learn what triggers anger, calming and de-stressing techniques, problem solving and communication skills and letting go of the past.
The $20 fee can be paid at the first session. For information and location, call the MSU Extension at 475-5731 or email Krahn@anr.msu.edu. Registration deadline is Friday. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may also be requested by Wednesday.