Middle of Nowhere to perform
MARQUETTE - Middle of Nowhere, a band of four students from Alger and Marquette County high schools, will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Peter White Public Library as part of the Thursday Concert Series.
The band plays a mix of alternative, classic and original rock. A donation of $5 is suggested.
Tourist Park Dam celebration set
MARQUETTE - The Marquette Board of Light and Power will celebrate completion of the reconstruction of the Tourist Park Dam from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Tourist Park. In conjunction with the celebration, brief tours will be provided and hot dogs will be served.
Library offers financial series
MARQUETTE - Peter White Public Library will host Part 2 of the four-part new non-commercial financial education series called Mind Your Money Manners at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the library's Community Room.
Titled "Money: Getting to Know You" the class will take a look at how poor money manners affect people's interaction with money. For information or to preregister, call the library at 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
NHS 1958 to plan reunion
NEGAUNEE - The Negaunee High School Class of 1958 will have a 55th year reunion planning meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Negaunee Senior Center. For more information, call 475-5596.
Steelworkers retirees to meet
NEGAUNEE - The Marquette Range Steelworkers Retirees Club will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Ronn Hall in Negaunee. New members are welcome.
Sierra Club to meet at library
MARQUETTE - The C.U.P. Chapter of the Sierra Club will be hosting David Gard, from the Michigan Environmental Coalition, who will give a presentation on the 25x2025 ballot initiative at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Shiras Room of Peter White Public Library.
For information about the proposal, visit mienergymijobs.com. For meeting information, call John Rebers at 906-250-0442.
Beginner pinochle offered
NEGAUNEE - The Ishpeming-Negaunee-NICE Community Schools will be offering a new five-week Pinochle for Beginners class from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Oct. 11 at Negaunee High School.
Registration costs $22. For more information or to register, call 475-4173.
Book Babies offered at library
MARQUETTE - Book Babies, a lap-sit storytime for infants and toddlers, newborn to 24 months, will be offered from 10 to 10:20 a.m. Thursday in the Peter White Public Library Children's Room.
For more information, call 226-4323 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Viking Days fest in Norway
NORWAY - The Leif Erikson Viking Days Fall Festival will take place Oct. 12-.14 in Norway. For a complete list of times, locations and activities visit www.norwaymi.com/leiferiksonfestival.
U.P. pageant applicants sought
MARQUETTE - Contestants are currently being accepted to enter the Miss Upper Peninsula USA and Miss Upper Peninsula Teen USA Pageant. Contestants will compete in three categories; swimwear, evening wear, and interview competitions. Contestants in the Miss category must be at least 18 and under 27 by Feb. 1, 2014. Contestants in the Teen category must be at least 14 and under 19 by Feb. 1, 2014. Contestants can apply to compete in the pageant online at www.MissUpperPeninsula.com. The deadline to enter is Friday, Feb. 1.
The Miss Upper Peninsula Pageant will take place Wednesday and Thursday, April 24-25 at The Forest Roberts Theatre, in Marquette. For more information, visit www.MissUpperPeninsula.com or email JLSWdesign@gmail.com.
Group to discuss 'Bluejay Shaman'
MARQUETTE - The mystery lover's book group Once Upon A Crime will discuss "The Bluejay Shaman" by Lisle McClendon at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Dandelion Cottage Room at Peter White Public Library.
For more information, call Caroline Jordan at 226-4312.
Creativity series at kids museum
MARQUETTE - The Upper Peninsula Children's Museum will hold its next Second Thursday Creativity Series program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The theme for the event is "A Costume Party!" and attendees may wear their favorite costume.
Thursday is also Dominos Pizza Night at the Museum; pizza may be ordered for an extra cost by calling ahead to 226-3911 by 5:30 p.m.
Taste of Russia at library
MARQUETTE - As part of the One Book One Community "A Mountain of Crumbs" read, Masha Kakhova will present A Taste of Russia, answering questions on Russian food and culture at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Shiras Room at Peter White Public Library.
For more information, call Caroline Jordan at 226-4312 or visit www.pwpl.info.
'Beerology' at history center
MARQUETTE - The Marquette Regional History Center will offer a program titled "Beerology: History on Tap" from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the history center. Presenter will be Terry Doyle, owner of the Vierling Restaurant.
There will be tasting samples from his microbrewery the Marquette Harbor Brewery, as well as from Blackrocks Brewery and Ore Dock Brewing Co.
Ticket cost of $15 includes tasting samples. Advance tickets are suggested.
For more information, call 226-3571. Participants must be 21 to purchase tickets and to enter this event.
Autumn Classic Ski run slated
NEGAUNEE - The 4th Annual Cliffs Autumn Classic 5K and 10K cross country run will be held Saturday at Suicide Hill Ski Bowl located between Ishpeming and Negaunee on Business M-28.
Registration and bib pick-up is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. with the run starting at 10 a.m. Participants can register online at Active.com or on-site the day of the event. Proceeds will go to aid the development of the Suicide Hill Ski Bowl facilities.
For more information, call Bob Hendrickson at 906-204-0520.
Fall festival at Suicide Bowl
ISHPEMING - The Ishpeming Ski Club will host a fall festival from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at Suicide Bowl immediately following the Cliff's Autumn Classic 5K/10K race.
A variety of children's activities will be offered including a pumpkin roll down the 90-meter landing of "Suicide" for a fee of $5, a hay ride and several fall-themed games.
The ski club junior jumpers will also jump in costume on the club's new 25-meter jump.