Group to discuss Ephron book
MARQUETTE - The Peter White Library Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 8 in the library's Dandelion Cottage Room to discuss "I Feel Bad about My Neck: and other thoughts on being a woman" by Nora Ephron.
For more information, call Caroline Jordan at 226-4312.
Murder is author's talk topic
MARQUETTE - Local Author Sonny Longtine will give a presentation on solved and unsolved murders that turned quiet Upper Peninsula communities into crime scenes.
This Northern Center for Lifelong Learning event is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 14 in the Peter White Public Library Community Room.
Participation is free for NCLL members, $5 for others. Registration deadline is Jan. 8; call 227-2979.
History workshop offered
MARQUETTE - The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will give participants an opportunity to use their critical thinking skills to research topics relevant to U.P. historical events and people during an event at the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives.
NMU Archivist Marcus Robyns will lead the session. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 11, in room 126 of the NMU Learning Resources Center. This event is free for NCLL members, $5 for others.
Registration deadline is Jan. 8; call 227-2979.
Probus to meet in Marquette
MARQUETTE - Probus Superiorland will meet at 11 a.m. Jan. 8 at the Bonanza Restaurant. Guest speaker Louise Reichert will discuss her book, "The Prisoner's Prayer Book." This meeting is changed from its regular day for January only.
WHS to stage 'Othello'
ISHPEMING - The Westwood Shakespeare Company will present "Othello" at 7 p.m. Jan. 8, 10 a.m. Jan. 9 and at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 in the Westwood Auditorium.
Tickets are available at the door and cost $7 for adults, $5 for students, with children under 10 admitted free. Parental discretion is advised as some scenes have mature subject matter.
The company also will present the Shakespearean comedy "As You Like It" in April.
School of Choice apps available
EBEN JUNCTION - Superior Central Schools is accepting Schools of Choice applications for the second semester.
Applications will be accepted until Jan. 11. Applications are available in the school office. For more information, call 906-439-5531, ext. 201.
Schools collect box tops, labels
ISHPEMING - The Ishpeming-Negaunee-NICE Community Schools is collecting Box Tops for Education and Campbell's soup labels. They can be dropped off at the cannister at St. John's Episcopal Church in Ishpeming. For more information, call director Bill Hartman at 475-4173.
Group to discuss 'City of Dragons'
MARQUETTE - Once Upon A Crime, the book group for mystery lovers will meet to discuss Kelli Stanley's "City of Dragons" at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 in the Dandelion Cottage Room at Peter White Public Library. For more information, call Caroline Jordan at 226-4312.
Minigrant applicants sought
MARQUETTE - The CUPPAD Regional Commission and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, is conducting a second round of grant funding for local art minigrants.
There are two components to the Minigrant Program for FY13, Professional and Organizational Development (POD) grants and Art Project grants. There is $6,030 available for POD grants and $9,500 available for project grants. These are special opportunities to address local arts and cultural needs as well as increase public access to arts and culture. Michigan nonprofit organizations, schools and municipalities are eligible to apply. Grant activity must take place between March 1 and Sept. 30.
Applicants to the Minigrant Program must use the MCACA online application at mcaca.egrant.net. Applications must be submitted online by Feb. 1, 2013.
For more information, call 906-786-9234 or 800-562-9828 or visit www.cuppad.org.
'Wintercharm' entries sought
MARQUETTE - Submissions are requested for "Wintercharm," an annual art exhibition sponsored by the Lake Superior Art Association with support from the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center. Artwork that embodies the spirit of our wintery climate will be accepted. It is a non-juried exhibition open to the public. Submissions must be received by Jan. 29 at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center. The center is open from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and closed Sunday.
The exhibition will be held Feb. 2 through March 2 in the Huron Mountain Club Gallery at Peter White Public Library. A reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 7. For more information, call 228-0472.
Snowmobile safety class offered
ISHPEMING - A free snowmobile safety class will be offered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at Westwood High School in Ishpeming. Ages 12 and older are eligible to attend. Participants should bring a pencil, a sack lunch and outdoor clothing.
For more information or to register, call the Ishpeming-Negaunee-NICE Community Schools at 475-4173.
N.Vegans post meeting change
MARQUETTE - Northern Vegans will hold a casual dinner at 6 p.m. Jan. 9 in the Harbor Room at The Landmark Inn, 230 N. Front St., Marquette. The meeting is being held the second Wednesday of the month in January, but will resume meeting the first Wednesday in February.
Vegan dinners may be ordered off the menu. All are welcome, and no RSVP is required. For more information, visit www.northernvegans.com or call 236-1279.