Group topic?'Free Man of Color'?
MARQUETTE - The mystery lovers book group Once Upon A Crime will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Dandelion Cottage Room at Peter White Public Library. The group will discuss "A Free Man of Color" by Barbara Hambly. New members are welcome. For more information, call Caroline Jordan at 226-4312.
Accounting class at St. John's
ISHPEMING - A five-week Quickbooks Pro Accounting Class will be offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Feb. 12 at St. John's in Ishpeming. Participants will learn how to set up an accounting system on the computer, including general ledger, payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable.
The course fee is $60, and the program manual may be purchased for $50.
For more information or to register, call 475-4173. Space is limited.
Group offers birding program
MARQUETTE - The Laughing Whitefish Audubon Society will present the program "Birding the Texas Coast and Lower Rio Grande Valley" at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Peter White Public Library Community Room. Gary Palmer will show slides from his March 2012 birding field trip to Texas, when a group of 10 birders tallied a list of species along the Texas coast and the lower Rio Grande Valley.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 226-6749.
Steelworkers retirees to meet
NEGAUNEE - The Marquette Range Steelworkers Retiree's Club will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 13 at Ronn Hall, 1206 Baldwin Ave. in Negaunee. New members are welcome.
Beautification group to meet
MARQUETTE - The Marquette Beautification & Restoration Committee will meet at noon Feb. 14 at The Landmark Inn in Marquette. Marquette City Manager Bill Vajda will discuss "A Love Affair with the City of Marquette." For more information, visit www.mqtbeautification.org.
Chronic pain workshop offered
GWINN - A six-week chronic pain self-management workshop will be offered in Gwinn for those living with chronic pain. The program teaches practical skills for living with, or caring for someone with any type of health condition that causes chronic pain.
Group meetings will be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 15 through March 22 at the Sawyer Clinic in Gwinn. The fee of $20 includes workshop materials. Scholarships are available.
For more information or to register, call 906-346-6062. Space is limited.
'Shakespeare in Love' at library
MARQUETTE - In celebration of Valentine's Day the Peter White Public Library hosts a screening of "Shakespeare in Love" at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 in the library's community room.
The film is rated R and runs for 122 minutes. Admission is free and attendees may bring their own refreshments. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Art contest a UPAWS fundraiser
MARQUETTE - An Art for Animals contest to aid the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter is open to both artists and non-artists. A 5- by 7-inch canvas panel may be picked up at Art of Framing, 149 W. Washington St. in Marquette, or at the shelter. Panels cost $1, which will go to UPAWS.
Participants may paint whatever they like, then return the finished painting by Feb. 16 to Art of Framing. The painting will then be framed free of charge and hung there for one week for popular vote in Professional and Amateur categories. Winners will receive a $50 gift certificate to Art of Framing.
A gala reception and silent auction will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 21 at the store. Bids for the framed original artwork will start at $1. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call 228-7719 or email email@example.com.
NMU offers new business course
MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University College of Business will be offering the GMAT Prep. course beginning March 13.
The GMAT is a standardized, computer-based assessment exam consisting of four main parts: quantitative, verbal and integrated reasoning sections, and the analytical writing assessment.
The curriculum is a 7-week course that meets twice each week for 90 minutes. Each class will consist of lecture, exercises and time open for questions. An introduction/lecture into each of the concepts will be taught and a mixture of easy to difficult questions with test techniques will be presented during each session.
Complete course dates and curriculum is listed at www.nmu.edu/business/node/183.
Register early as class size is limited. Course registration of $100 includes all 12 sessions and handouts. To register, visit the College of Business website listed above.
Exhibit at Lantzer Gallery
MARQUETTE - The art exhibit My Father's Love will be on display through April 30 at the Ed Lantzer Gallery, 2168 U.S. 41 West in Marquette. An open house is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at the gallery.
Exhibit hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays, noon to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, noon to 3 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays through April 30.
My Father's Love is a collection of 30 wooden panels created by gluing diamond-shaped pieces of wood onto large 4- by 8-foot panels to form life-size scenes.
For more information, call Nancy Rife at 906-249-3352 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, call Deb Heinzelman at 906-249-2181 or visit http://marquetrygroup1.wix. com/myfatherslovemqt.
U.P. Club of Florida plans picnic
MELBOURNE, Fla. - The Michigan Upper Peninsula Club of Florida will hold its 27th annual picnic March 3 at Wickham Park in Melbourne, Fla. The cost is $5 per person with registration to begin at noon. All who plan to attend are asked to bring a covered dish to pass that serves 6 to 8 people and beverages. Lunch will begin at 1 p.m.
For more information, call Mary Jo Strah at 321-242-7254 or Virginia Hartselle at 321-632-1975, or write to Michigan's Upper Peninsula Club, 3050 Sweet Pine Drive, Melbourne, FL, 32935.
City seeks award nominations
MARQUETTE - The City of Marquette is seeking anonymous nominations for community members to be considered for the 2013 Annual Arts Awards. The award is offered to recognize and thank citizens who have demonstrated artistic excellence and/or have made significant contributions to awareness of arts in the community.
For more information or to obtain a nomination form, visit www.mqtcty.org/arts.html. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, March 1.
The City Arts and Culture Advisory Committee will jury the nominations at 5;30 p.m. March 6 at the Marquette Arts and Culture Center. The winners will be announced the following day and honored in a public ceremony in April.