Library to screen 'Wallace, Gromit'
MARQUETTE - Families are invited to a screening of "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Peter White Public Library Community Room in Marquette.
The film is rated G, shown in color and runs for 85 minutes.
For more information, call the library at 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Writing competition for youths
MARQUETTE - Peter White Public Library, Dr. Allyn Roberts and the Marquette Monthly are sponsoring a Youth Writing Competition for middle school and high school students, including those who are home schooled, in grades 6-12. There are three categories: Poetry, Short Stories and Book Reviews.
Entries must be postmarked or brought to the library by 9 p.m. Jan. 28. Entries can be mailed under "Youth Writing Competition" to Peter White Public Library, 217 N. Front St., Marquette, MI 49855.
For more information, including specific guidelines, call 226-4320.
Deer tick talk set at NMU
MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University will present a biology seminar on deer tick populations at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore at 11 a.m. Monday in West Science Building's Mead Auditorium.
Graduate student Steve Schaar will discuss his research regarding endemic populations of Ixodes scapularis, commonly referred to as the deer tick, in select areas of the park. This presentation is free and open to the public.
For more information, call the NMU Biology Department at 227-2310.
Historical society to meet
ISHPEMING - The Champion/Beacon/Humboldt Historical Society will hold a breakfast meeting at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Country Grill, U.S. 41 W., Ishpeming.
For more information, call 486-4609.
Mental health group meets
MARQUETTE - NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Alger-Marquette will hold their educational meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at 129 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette. The topic will be "Making Recovery Real" by Lucy Wilcox and Mike Wood.
For more information, call 226-8551 or 226-6808.
Seminar topic is potato scab
MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University will present a biology seminar on the prevention of potato scab disease at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Mead Auditorium, located in the West Science Building.
Graduate student Michael Jay Peters will discuss how using single and paired suppressive Streptomyces strains can reduce populations of Streptomyces scabies and prevent the spread of potato scab disease. This presentation is free and open to the public.
For more information, call the biology department at 227-2310.
Spooktacular concert at Kaufman
MARQUETTE - The Marquette Senior High School Bands will perform a Halloween "Spooktacular" Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Kaufman Auditorium in Marquette.
Admission will be $5 for adults, $3 for students and children, $12 for families, and free to seniors over 60.
Halloween party in Chocolay
HARVEY - The Chocolay Township Lions Club will hold its 28th Annual Halloween Party from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Cherry Creek School. For more information, call 906-869-3116.
The Chocolay Township Lions Club, a community service organization, is also looking for new members, both men and women, of Chocolay Township (and surrounding areas) to consider joining their service organization.
The next meeting is at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Chocolay Township Board Room at the Chocolay Township complex.
Legion post offering treats
HERMANSVILLE - The Floriano-Stecker American Legion Post 340 will be passing out bags of treats from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the American Legion hall in Hermansville.
Singer-songwriter at city concert
MARQUETTE - The city of Marquette Arts and Culture Center will host Marquette singer-songwriter Jerry Mills, who will perform for November's First Thursday Concert Series from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Thursday in the Peter White Public Library's Community Room. A donation of $5 is requested at the door.
PATH workshop offered
MARQUETTE - The Superior Alliance for Independent Living and the U.P. Diabetes Outreach Network are working together to offer a free six-week PATH workshop at the SAIL offices for caregivers of and people with physical disabilities.
The SAIL PATH workshop will be meeting from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays from Oct. 31 to Dec. 5. Space is limited and preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call 228-9203 or 228-5744 or visit www.diabetesinmichigan.org or www.upsail.com.
Bells for Hospice at Commons
MARQUETTE U.P. Home Health & Hospice and Lake Superior Hospice will present Marquette County Bells for Hospice in conjunction with the National Bells for Hospice event. MCBH specifically honors and recognizes all who have passed away under Hospice care and also acknowledges respect for their families.
The volunteers from Upper Peninsula Hospice and Lake Superior Hospice will come together for a bell ringing event at noon Thursday at the Marquette Commons Building in downtown Marquette. Local church bells will be rung along with local hand bell choirs. Fellowship and a lunch provided courtesy of Jimmy John's will follow.
U.P. Home Health & Hospice and Lake Superior Hospice are committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to care with the goal of profoundly enhancing the quality of life for people in our community with life limiting diagnosis and for their loved ones.
Considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care at the end of life, Hospice care involves a team-oriented approach of expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support specifically tailored to the patient's wishes. Emotional and spiritual support is also extended to the family and loved ones. Generally, this care is provided in the patient's home or in a home-like setting operated by a Hospice program. Health care professionals who specialize in Hospice and Palliative Care work closely with staff and volunteers to address all the symptoms of illness, with the aim of promoting comfort and dignity.
For more information on Marquette County Bells for Hospice, call at 225-4545, 485-4545 or 225-7760.
Anti-drug presentation at NHS
NEGAUNEE - Mark Rudolph, founder of Families Against Narcotics, will give a presentation titled "The "New Face of Addiction: Raising Awareness of the Silent Epidemic" at 7 p.m. Thursday at Negaunee High School, 500 W. Arch St. in Negaunee.
For more information, call Charlie Yeager at 226-5116.
Fox trot, rumba at Dance Zone
MARQUETTE - A dance session focusing on fox trot and rumba will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Dance Zone, located at the corner of College and Lincoln avenues in Marquette. The session is free to Northern Center for Lifelong Learning members, $5 for others and free for NCLL members. Gil and Judy Martin, NCLL members and members of North America Dance Teachers Association, will be the instructors.
For information, call Judy Martin at 343-6609. Registration deadline is Nov. 1. To register, call 227-2979.
NCLL planning session slated
MARQUETTE - A curriculum planning session for Northern Center for Lifelong Learning winter events will take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 5 in Room 404-A in Cohodas Hall at Northern Michigan University.
Registration deadline is Thursday. For more information or to register, call 227-2979.