Group to read Mayor mystery
MARQUETTE - The Once Upon a Crime Book Group for mystery lovers continues its U.S. mystery tour to Brattleboro, Vt., to discuss "Open Season" by Archer Mayor at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Dandelion Cottage Room of Peter White Library, Marquette. New members are welcome. For more information, call Caroline Jordan at 226-4312.
NCLL offers cooking demo
MARQUETTE - The chefs at Coco's Restaurant will hold a cooking demonstration from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at 911 Lakeshore Blvd. in Marquette. Cost is $15 for Northern Center for Lifelong Learning members, $18 for others. Presenters will be Jackie and Patrick Gonda, owners/chefs, and Cassie Patterson, head chef.
For more information, call Paula McCormick at 228-5489. Registration deadline is Tuesday; call 227-2979.
Ladies Night slated in Ishpeming
ISHPEMING - The Ishpeming Business Association is hosting Ladies Night Out on Nov. 20 in downtown Ishpeming. Crafters and others wanting to showcase their products in downtown businesses are sought. There is no charge, but participants must provide their own tables.
For more information, call David Aeh, Main Street Antique Mall, at 486-8680. Registration deadline is Tuesday, and is on a first come, first served basis.
Advocacy meeting, training set
MARQUETTE - SPEAKS Education will hold a free advocacy and communication training session geared to anyone who has a special needs child in their daily routine - parents, educators or community agenices.
The session is set for 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at MARESA, 321 East Ohio St., Marquette.
This workshop focuses on useful communication and advocacy skills that can be used in the IEP meetings. Other topics include: what advocacy means and how to improve your advocacy and communication skills. It's open to Open to parents of students with disabilities or learning challenges, educators and community agencies.
To register, or for more information, call 635-8984.
Group to read 'The Seafarer'
MARQUETTE - Readers Theater will hold a reading of "The Seafarer" by Conor McPherson at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Peter White Public Library Shiras Room.
Peter White Public Library's 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 readers are welcome.
For more information, call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Story, craft hour at library
MARQUETTE - The Shorter Days, Longer Nights story and craft hour for ages 4 and older runs from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 13 through Dec. 18 in the Children's Room of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, call 226-4320 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Ancestor ornament tree at library
MARQUETTE - The Marquette County Genealogical Society will decorate a tree at Peter White Library called Our Ancestors Shine. Ornaments will be made at the 6:45 p.m. meeting Wednesday at the library.
Members are asked to bring photos of their ancestors no larger than 2 inches square. Xerox copies are recommended. Participants should also bring information about their ancestor such as name, date of birth and death and 25 cents for each ornament.
For information, call Rosemary Michelin at 475-9308.
'Legally Blonde' auditions at NMU
MARQUETTE - Communitywide auditions for the cast of actors, singers and dancers to appear in the musical "Legally Blonde" will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Northern Michigan University. Preliminary auditions will be held in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre. Dance auditions will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Callbacks are scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Forest Roberts Theatre.
People interested in auditioning should sign up in advance online at www1.mysignup.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi?datafile=legallyblonde.
For more information, call 227-2553 or frtbox@ gmail.com.
Library to screen 'Verdict'
MARQUETTE - The Peter White Public Library Film Club will hold a screening of the film "The Verdict" at 1 p.m. Thursday in the library's Community Room. "The Verdict" was released in 1982, is rated R and runs for 129 minutes.
Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. For information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Personal finance sessions offered
MARQUETTE - Peter White Public Library will begin Back on Track, a new free personal finance drop-in program of one-on-one sessions designed to help individuals get from where they are financially on the road to a better future. Back on Track sessions will be available from 3 to 6 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month beginning Nov. 14 in the library's main floor conference room.
Joan Vinette, Extension Educator with the Michigan State University Extension Service, will hold confidential sessions. For more information, call Vinette at 906-387-2530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org., or call the library at 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Improv troupe to perform
ISHPEMING - The Westwood Improv troupe will hold their first show of the school year, "Primal Screams and Whispers," at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 14 and 21 at Westwood High School, and at 7 p.m. Nov. 28 at Ishpeming's Joy Center.
The show is an entirely unscripted, improvised presentation centered around various improv games. Admission for the event is $7, with children 9 and younger admitted free.
Frontier Ruckus to play at NMU
MARQUETTE - Frontier Ruckus, a folk-rock band from the Detroit area, will be the next featured act in the Northern Nights performing arts series at Northern Michigan University. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday in 102 Jamrich Hall. Advance tickets cost $2 for students and children, $10 for faculty/staff and seniors over 60; $13 for the public, and $30 for a family pass (advance only). Purchase advance tickets at any NMU EZ Tickets outlet. Prices will be $2 higher at the door.
For band information, visit www.frontierruckus.com.
Beautification group selling candy
MARQUETTE - Order forms are available for the See's Candy Sales. The sales are part of an annual fundraiser by the Marquette Beautification Committee for the flowers planted on Front Street and the west-end entrance of Marquette. Sales end on Saturday. For more information or to obtain an order form, call 906-360-8988.