Tasty Reads group to meet
MARQUETTE - Tasty Reads, a book group for readers who love to cook, will hold a lunchtime book discussion from noon to 1 p.m. Monday in the Peter White Public Library in the library's Shiras Room. This month's book selection is "The Kitchen Counter Cooking School: How a Few Simple Lessons Transformed Nine Culinary Novices into Fearless Home Cooks" by Kathleen Flinn, author of the best seller The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry.
The group meets the third Monday of each month at the library and there is no admission charge. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4315.
Story writing class offered
MARQUETTE - The Peter White Public Library is offering a free six-week course: Writing Your Own Story. The class will be held weekly from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays, Oct.15 through Nov. 19 in the Lions Room of Peter White Public Library.
This course will offer brainstorming opportunities, tips on how to expand on an idea, help shaping an essay, and a brief overview on how to submit work for publication. The course instructor is Ellen Moore, is a librarian at Peter White. For more information or to register, call 226-4312 or stop by the Reference Desk. Space is limited.
Square dancing at Dance Zone
MARQUETTE - An evening of square dancing and lessons will take place at 7 p.m. Monday at Dance Zone, 1113 Lincoln Ave. in Marquette. New dancers are invited to stay for the regular square dance following the lesson. Participants are asked to ring clean shoes to protect the dance floor. For information, call 236-1457.
Book fair slated in Republic
REPUBLIC - The Republic Michigamme School and Public Library will host their annual Scholastic Book Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. There will be a "Family Night" Friday with refreshments and three prize drawings. For more information, call Nancy Currie at 376-2277 ex.191.
Adult fundraiser at kids museum
MARQUETTE - The Upper Peninsula Children's Museum will host an adult fundraiser titled "Win a Chance to Stock your Wine Cellar."
The event will begin with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., followed by the raffle prizes unveiling at 6 p.m. and the drawings at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Children's Museum in Marquette.
For more information, visit www.upchildrensmuseum.com.
Group to read Goldsmith work
MARQUETTE - Readers Theater will hold a reading of "She Stoops to Conquer" by Oliver Goldsmith at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Peter White Public Library Shiras Room.
Readers Theater is a group of adults who are interested in drama and are willing and able to read a scripted role. They meet on the third Thursday of each month to read plays for enjoyment. New members are always welcome. For more information, call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
State police overview offered
NEGAUNEE - An overview of the Michigan State Police will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Michigan State Police Negaunee Post, located on U.S. 41 West.
The cost is $5 for non-members and free for NCLL members. Robert Pernaski, First Lieutenant/Post Commander, as well as other department officials, will lead the tour. For more information, call Judy Martin at 343-6609.
The deadline to register is Tuesday; call 227-2979.
Quickbooks Pro class planned
ISHPEMING - A Quickbooks Pro Accounting Class will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Oct. 16 and running for 5 weeks at St. John's in Ishpeming. Participants will learn how to set up an accounting system on the computer including a general ledger, payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable. The cost is $60 and the program manual is available for purchase for $50.
For more information or to register call 475-4173. Space is limited.
NCLL plan trip to state high point
MARQUETTE - A trip to Michigan's Highest Point will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 23. Participants should meet in the Berry Events Center east parking lot. The cost is $5 for non-members and free to NCLL members. Al Reynolds, NCLL member and wilderness guide, will be the presentor.
For more information, call Al Reynolds at 360-4167. The deadline to register is Tuesday. To register, call 227-2979. In case of rain, the trip will be moved to Oct. 25.
St. Paul's plans up-cycling workshop
MARQUETTE - St. Paul's Celebrates the Arts will offer an up-cycling workshop at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 in the community room at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 201 E. Ridge St. in Marquette.
Upcycler Nicole Corne will be the instructor. Participants will learn how to upcycle bags, boxes and bows from magazines. Donations in support of "Celebrates the Arts" are appreciated. The workshop is open to the public and participants are asked to bring scissors, tape, glue, magazines, and a measuring tape.
For information or to reserve a spot, call 906-226-2912.
McClintock committee to meet
HARVEY - The McClintock Darter-Dace Committee will hold its annual meeting with a social hour beginning at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at Wahlstrom's Restaurant, 5043 U.S. 41 in Harvey.
The program for the meeting will consist of a presentation by researchers James and Loraine Koski about "Yoopers in World War II." The cost is $25 per person. Reservations are needed by Monday to Carrie Fries at 226-2006 or Charles Wright at 226-8628.