Greek Christmas at History Center
MARQUETTE - The Marquette Regional History Center will host a Greek Christmas celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the center at 145 W. Spring St. in Marquette.
The event is free and activities will include making traditional holiday cookies and ornaments, sampling holiday treats, learning about Greek immigrants from the area, watchin g traditional dances and holiday music and more. Donations will be accepted.
For more information, call 226-3571.
Sweet Water Cafe displays art
MARQUETTE - Sweet Water Cafe will display the works of Carol Papaleo titled, "A Christmas Carol - A nostalgic view of Christmas Past," through Jan. 22.
Sweet Water Cafe is open at 8 a.m. seven days a week with seating until 3 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 8 p.m. Sundays. The cafe is located at 517 N. Third St. in Marquette.
Robotics team needs mentors
MARQUETTE - Marquette Senior High School's FIRST Robotics team 3617 Cold Logic is in need of community mentors and business sponsors. FIRST Robotics is an organization that gives students a chance to design, build, program and drive their own robot in statewide competitions.
Engineering mentors from the community guide the students in designing, programing and building the robot. Non-engineering mentors coach the students in the business of running the club including promotion, fundraising, and building team sustainability.
For more information, email Sally Davis at email@example.com.
Conservation District meets
MARQUETTE - The Marquette County Conservation District will host its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the conservation district's offices located at 780 Commerce Drive Suite B, Marquette, Township (behind the Westwood Mall.)
Discussion topics will include the Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program, Spring Tree Sale, and Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, call 226-2461 ext. 102 or visit www.marquettecd.org and join us on Facebook.
NMU holiday celebration set
MARQUETTE - The annual Lighting Up the Holidays celebration at Northern Michigan University will begin Wednesday.
Hayrides leave the atrium between 4:30 and 8 p.m., pictures with Santa from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and a reception with cookies, hot chocolate and apple cider at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Peter White Lounge at the University Center.
The event will include a welcome address, caroling and performances by New Attitude Dancers. The NMU Bookstore will be open until 8 p.m. for its annual holiday sale.
For more information, call 227-2688.
Healthy eating topic of program
MARQUETTE - Superior Family Chiropractic & Wellness will hold a program on healthy eating, losing weight and optimal nutrition at 10 a.m. Saturday at 1301 O'Dovero Dr., Marquette.
For more information, call Lindsey Biery at 228-2600.
Carnegie Library has open house
ISHPEMING - The public is invited to a Holiday Open House from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library.
This event will celebrate the fact that with two new entry ramps, the building is now handicap accessible.
The Friends of the Library will be decorating a number of Christmas trees, and attendees are invited to bring a book to place under a tree for distribution to a young person by The Mining Journal Cheer Club. Music will be presented by a string quartet, and holiday treats will be provided by the Friends of the Library.
The Friends will have the 2012 recipe book as well as 2013 historic Ishpeming calendars and several types of note cards for sale as well.
Library hosts 'Frosty Tales' event
MARQUETTE - "Frosty Tales" will be offered from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Dec. 9 in the Children's Room at Peter White Public Library by students from the Northern Michigan University Chapter of the National Speech Language Hearing Association.
For more information, call 226-4320 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Documentary film screened
MARQUETTE - DocuMonday and CineArts present a special documentary film screening of "Singing Revolution" at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 in the Peter White Public Library Community Room.
The film examines how music sustained the people of the Baltic States in northern Europe during years of Soviet and Nazi occupation. There is no admission charge. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Second Sunday performers set
CRYSTAL FALLS - The Second Sunday Folk Dance presents old-time music duo Bob Bovee and Gail Heil beginning at 4 p.m. CST Dec. 9 at the Fortune Lake Camp in Crystal Falls.
Dean and Bette Premo of White Water host the event. In addition to their featured concert, Bovee and Heil will lead an old time barn dance with square and partner dances with music by the Front Parlor Dance Band.
Admission is $7 for adults and children 15 and younger are free. Season tickets are available at the door.
The remaining lineup of musicians for the 28th Second Sunday Folk Dance season includes Bryan Bowers (Jan. 13), Mark Dvorak (Feb. 10), Red Tail Ring (March 10), and Jack Williams (April 14).
The SSFD offers an Old-time Music Jam Session lead by fiddler Bob Arthur from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Dining Hall at Fortune Lake Camp. The camp is located between Iron River and Crystal Falls, 2 miles west of Crystal Falls on US-2.
For more information, call 875-3697.
Steelworkers retirees meet
NEGAUNEE - The Marquette Range Steelworkers Retiree's Club will meet at 1 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Ronn Hall in Negaunee.
New members are welcome.
Arts & Culture Committee meets
MARQUETTE - There will be a special meeting for the Arts and Culture Committee at 5 p.m. Dec. 12 at the city of Marquette Arts and Culture Center. The committee will be discussing policy changes for both the gift shop and workshop series.
For more information, call 228-0472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carriage rides given in Marquette
MARQUETTE - Horse drawn carriage rides will be offered from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13 and Dec. 20 in Marquette. The last ride will begin at 7:45 p.m.
The rides will start in front of the Delft Theater on West Washington Street.
Chidren's Museum hosts program
MARQUETTE - The Upper Peninsula Children's Museum will hold its next Second Thursday Creativity Series program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13.
The theme for the event is "All about Santa!" and will include hands-on activities and crafts with a holiday theme, as well as creative snacks, unexpected music and more.
The Museum's Second Thursday Creativity Series is for pre-school and elementary aged children and their caregivers and is free with admission or membership to the Museum. Thursday is also Dominos Pizza Night at the Museum so pizza can be ordered for an extra cost by calling ahead by 5:30 that evening.
The Second Thursday program is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Max and Phyllis Reynolds Foundation, Kohls and Culvers.