Life story talk at Peter White
MARQUETTE - Randy Park will present a program about his life story as recounted in the book "Full Circle" by Gordon Galloway at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Shiras Room of Peter White Public Library in Marquette.
The book will be available for purchase and signing. For more information, call the library at 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Pianist Lessner to perform
MARQUETTE - Julliard graduate and world-renowned pianist David Lessner will perform at 3 p.m. today at Northern Michigan University's Reynolds Recital Hall. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for students and available at all NMU EZ Ticket outlets.
The recital will feature Bach's Goldberg Variations and various pieces by Chopin and Rachmaninoff. The event will conclude with Prokofiev's Sonata in Bb, Opus 83.
Shawn Dollar Scholarship begun
MARQUETTE - The Shawn Michael Dollar Scholarship, a new scholarship fund, is available for donations. The memory of Shawn Michael Dollar, a 1996 Marquette Senior High School alumnus, will live on through the annual award of this leadership honor. The first recipients will be presented at the 2013 MSHS Local Scholarship Ceremony in the spring.
Donations can be sent to 1201 W. Fair Ave., Marquette, MI 49855. Checks should be made payable to the Shawn Michael Dollar Scholarship. This and all donations to the MAPS Education Foundation are tax deductible.
Party is cancer research benefit
MARQUETTE - A Party With A Purpose Fundraiser to benefit cancer research will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Federated Women's Clubhouse, 104 W. Ridge St., Marquette. The following vendors will donate a portion of their sales: Tastefully Simple, Miche, Partylite, Pampered Chef, Dove Chocolate Discoveries, Park Lane Jewelry and Arbonne.
Library program at NMU
MARQUETTE - A program titled "Exploring the Lydia M. Olson Library and Central Upper Peninsula and NMU Archives" will take place from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Olson Library at Northern Michigan University. Cost is $5 for non-members and free for Northern Center for Lifelong Learning members. The program will be led by associate professor Michael Strahan.
For more information, call Judy Ashby at 225-0011. Registration deadline is Tuesday; call 227-2979.
Stratford players at WHS, NMU
ISHPEMING - Actors from the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Company will be at Westwood High School Tuesday. The actors will present an interactive, hands-on program which explores the themes, characters, plots, language and times of Shakespeare.
Participants from Westwood High School will be on stage with the actors. The program will be presented from 9 to 11 a.m. in the auditorium.
The group also will offer a Shakespeare workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Northern Michigan University in Jamrich Hall 101. The workshop is free and open to the public.
The group also will be make stops at Michigan Tech University and Rudyard High School before returning to Stratford. The program is part of Stratford's educational outreach program which performs across the Midwest and Canada. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biz After Hours slated
MARQUETTE - Fox UP and TV6 will host a Business After Hours, in conjunction with the Lake Superior Community Partnership, from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Holiday Inn in Marquette.
Business people may bring their business cards to pass. This event is open to Partnership members and non-members. For information, email snarovich@ marquette.org or call 226-6591.
Jazz Combo to perform
MARQUETTE - Mark Flaherty and the NMU "Faculty and Friends" Jazz Combo will perform a concert featuring mid-century jazz music at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Peter White Public Library Community Room. A sequel to last year's Early Jazz Music presentation, this concert will feature performances of compositions by notable jazz artists who began their careers in Detroit in the 1940s and 1950s, including Milt Jackson, Curtis Fuller, Thad Jones, Pepper Adams, Tommy Flanagan, and many more.
A sequel to last year's Early Jazz Music presentation, this concert will feature performances of compositions by notable jazz artists who began their careers in Detroit in the 1940s and 1950s, including Curtis Fuller, Thad Jones and Milt Jackson (pictured above), Pepper Adams, Tommy Flanagan, and many more.
Performers in the band include Mark Flaherty on trumpet, Steve Leuthold playing tenor saxophone and flute, Steve Grugin on trombone, Dave Ziegner playing guitar, Harry South on bass and James A. Strain on drums.
Admission is free. For more information visit www.pwpl. info or call the library at 226-4318.
VA offers free flu shots for vets
IRON MOUNTAIN - The VA Clinic in Marquette has scheduled free walk-in flu shot clinics to Veterans enrolled in the VA's health care system. The Marquette VA Clinic will offer flu vaccinations from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Monday and Friday. No appointment is necessary. Veterans may also request the flu shot at their regularly scheduled doctor's appointments.
For a complete listing of locations, dates and times at VA clinic locations in the Upper Peninsula and Northeastern Wisconsin, visit www.ironmountain.va.gov. Veterans may also call 1-800-215-8262 (press "1" and then press "2") to confirm vaccine availability and walk-in clinic dates.
Annual bazaar at St. Joseph
ISHPEMING - St. Joseph Parish will hold its 68th Annual Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Parish Hall, located at 1889 Prairie Ave. in Ishpeming.
Items will include handmade crafts, a bake sale and a white elephant sale. A $5 salad luncheon will be served at 11 a.m. For information, call Ann Trudell -486-8080.
Winter weather seminar at library
MARQUETTE - Winter weather is the focus of a public seminar presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Peter White Public Library Shiras Room. Matthew Zika of the National Weather Service provides details on the challenges of winter weather forecasting in Upper Michigan, a review of last winter, how to take accurate snow measurements,the winter outlook for Upper Michigan, and how the public can get involved in reporting winter weather to the National Weather Service.
For more information, call the library at 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Board changes meeting time
MARQUETTE - The regular monthly meeting of the Marquette County Board of Health scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday has been changed to 5:30 p.m. in Room 231 of the Henry A. Skewis Courthouse Annex in Marquette. There will be closed session discussion of the health officer evaluation.
Beautification Committee to meet
MARQUETTE - The Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee will meet at noon Thursday at The Landmark Inn in Marquette.
Maritime historian Fred Stonehouse will discuss "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald."
NCLL offers TV station tours
NEGAUNEE - Two guided tours of WLUC-TV6 will take place at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nov. 1 at the TV station on U.S. 41, west of Marquette. Nick Terbrack will be the guide. Tours are free to Northern Center for Lifelong Learning members, $5 for others.
For information, call Carol Margrif at 249-9975.
Registration deadline is Oct. 25. Participants must sign up for a specific time slot. To register, call 227-2979.