N. Exposure art competition in Esky
ESCANABA - Artists in the Upper Peninsula can still apply for the Northern Exposure competition at Escanaba's Bonifas Arts Center by noon Friday. This is not a postmark deadline; submissions must be physically at the Center by noon.
Entries must be original works by artists 18 years old and older living in the Upper Peninsula. Artists may submit up to three pieces for review for a fee of $25, or $20 for Arts Center members. Digital submission of images in jpeg format is required. Applications are available online at bonifasarts.org.
An artists reception will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 8.
The Northern Exposure exhibit will be on display Nov. 8 through Dec. 20. For more information, call 786-3833 or visit bonifasarts.org.
Story hour in Palmer
RICHMOND TOWNSHIP - Fall Story hour will run from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, beginning this week and running through Nov. 6 at the Richmond Township Library in Palmer. All area children are welcome. For more information, visit www.uproc.lib.mi.us/rich or call 475-5241.
One Book discussion at library
MARQUETTE - As part of the One Book One Community read, the Peter White Library Book Group will discuss "A Mountain of Crumbs: a Memoir" by Elena Gorokhova at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the library's Shiras Room. For more information, call Caroline Jordan at 226-4312.
NCLL offers falls hike
MARQUETTE - A hike of Alder and Pinnacle falls will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 9. Participants should meet in the Berry Events Center east parking lot in Marquette. The cost is $5; free for Northern Center for Lifelong Learning members. Al Reynolds, NCLL member and wilderness guide, will lead the hike. A lunch break will be held at Thomas Rock Park.
For more information, call Reynolds at 475-9836. Registration is due by Wednesday and can be made by calling 227-2979.
Group to read 'Julius Caesar'
MARQUETTE - Shakespeare Readers will meet 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at in the Peter White Public Library's Shiras Room for a reading of "Julius Caesar."
Shakespeare Readers is a group for anyone who is intrigued with reading the works of William Shakespeare. They meet on the first Wednesday of each month at the library and new members are always welcome.
For more information, call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
TAB advisory board to meet
MARQUETTE - TAB, an advisory board of students in grades 9 through 12 at Peter White Public Library, meets from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Peter White Public Library Lion's Room.
For more information, call 226-4323 or email maschnee@ uproc.lib.mi.us. New members always welcome.
Trout Unlimited to meet
MARQUETTE - The Fred Waara Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its annual board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Board Room at The Landmark Inn in Marquette. Elections will be held for one board position.
All who are interested in cold water fisheries and conservation are welcome.
Woodturning exhibit at MACC
MARQUETTE - The City of Marquette Arts and Culture and the Lake Superior Art Association will present the new gallery exhibition "Superiorland Woodturners" from Wednesday through Nov. 27 at the Arts and Culture center in the lower level of Peter White library. There will be an opening gallery exhibition reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the gallery. Woodturner Norm Hefke will give a free demonstration from 7 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 5.
Artists represented in the exhibit include Dennis Bell, Bill Brazier, Gary Brown, Richard Hartwig, Norm Hefke, John Hemmila, Marc Himes, Matt Hirvonen, Jerry Jarvis, Jim Maki, Don Perrow, Steve Schlumpf, Gary Schmidt, Wendel Suckow, Daryl Thurston, Dwight VanSickle, Steve Walden, Kevin Wendt, and Bill Wiard.
For more information, call 228-0472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Piano music concert in Kingsford
KINGSFORD - Robert Miller, an Iron Mountain native, will present "Piano Music of Spain" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church in Kingsford.
Tickets are on sale at the Dickinson Area Partnership, Chamber office for $20 per person. There will be a reception after the performance.
Therapy dogs to visit library
MARQUETTE - Library Pet Partners trained therapy dogs will visit Peter White Public Library's Children's Room from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings through Nov. 8. All children are welcome to read to a dog.
For more information, call 226-4323 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Mr. Nick at Shar-a-thon
HARVEY - The Gospel Opportunities Radio Ministry will hold its 37th annual 2 1/4 Day Shar-a-thon Thursday, Friday and Saturday with special guest Mr. Nick, host of "We Kids" heard weekly at 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays. He also hosts "The Word" at 10:40 a.m. weekdays.
An open house picnic will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at the studios and offices located at 130 Carmen Drive in Harvey behind Jack's Grocery Store. Mr. Nick will lead the "We Kids March" at 2:02 p.m. during the picnic.
For more information, call 249-1423 or 1-800-359-9673.
Microbiz booster session offered
MARQUETTE - The basics of getting a small business up and running is the topic of a micro-business booster session at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Peter White Public Library Shiras Room.
Participants will learn the ABC's of business planning, accounting and branding with other local business owners and industry experts.
There is no admission charge to attend the presentation which is sponsored by UP With Local, a cooperative of businesses, organizations and individuals working together to support a local living economy through education and networking, and the Peter White Public Library.
For more information, call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Youth essay competitions open
MARQUETTE - Entries are currently being accepted for two youth essay competitions. The first, Patriot's Pen Competition, is open to sixth- through eighth-graders and the theme is "What I Would Tell America's Founding Fathers."
The second, Voice of Democracy Competition, is open to youth grades 9 through 12 and its theme is, "Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?" Essays must be 300 to 400 typewritten words. Anything under or over that count will be disqualified.
Entries must be received by VFW Post 6 by Nov.1. For more information, call Greg Durand or visit VFW.org.
Fall Festival at St. Paul Apostle
CALUMET - St. Paul the Apostle Parish will hold its Fall Festival Oct. 5-7 at the church, 301 Eighth St. in Calumet. A $300 jackpot bingo event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. A pie social and live music will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday. The event will end Sunday with a special mass with Polka music at 10 a.m. and ethnic food booths from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Animal blessing at St. Joseph
ISHPEMING - The Annual Animal Blessing, sponsored by St. Joseph's Catholic Church and Grace Episcopal Church of Ishpeming, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1889 Prairie St. in Ishpeming. For more information, call Sally Collins at 486-7195.
Coffee House Series continues
MARQUETTE - The Upper Peninsula Folklife Festival continues in October with the Beaumier Coffee House Series, featuring two acts specializing in historical songs and stories. The series will feature three songwriters, storytellers and historians including the Escanaba performer Bill Jamerson, and the Sault Ste. Marie duo Dave Stanaway and Susan Askwith at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Peter White Lounge of the Don H. Bottum University Center at Northern Michigan University.