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February 10, 2013
The Mining Journal

'Legends' event at history center

MARQUETTE - The Marquette Regional History Center will hold a program titled "Marquette County Legends" at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the History Center.

Attendees will hear the stories behind the names of people who made Marquette County the community it is today.

Jim Koski will share the history of a dozen founding fathers and mothers, such as Dr. Paul Van Riper, K.I. Sawyer, Amos Harlow and more.

There is a $5 suggested donation to attend.

U.P.200 party at kids museum

MARQUETTE - The Upper Peninsula Children's Museum will hold the Third Annual U.P. 200 Family Warm Up Party from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday.

There will be a slice of pizza, plus a homemade cookie for $1, along with free hot chocolate.

The event is free with regular admission to the museum or with membership.

Ancient Artifact presentation set

MARQUETTE - The Ancient Artifact Preservation Society's Winter Speaker Series presentation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Peter White Public Library Community Room.

Speakers David Hoffman and Sue Belanger will discuss ancient water levels nearer the final glacial melt and the transport this allowed, and the post glacial AuTrain-Whitefish channel (in Alger County).

The AAPS speaker series is a collaboration with the Copper Country Ancient Sites Conservancy, and speakers in the series may also be seen at the Portage Library in Houghton following the Marquette dates.

All presentations are free.

For more information about the AAPS, visit

Scrabble Club meets at library

MARQUETTE - The Peter White Public Library Scrabble Club will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 17 at the library in Workshop 4.

The club is open to ages 12 and older, and meets the third Sunday of each month. Participants should enter through the Community Room on the lower level of the library.

For more information, call 226-4318 or visit

'Just Stories' rescheduled

ISHPEMING - "Just Stories with Beeg," which was postponed due to inclement weather, has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Joy Center at Westwood High School.

B.G. Bradley will present an hour and a half of stories from the outdoors and the indoors, mixing in comedy, drama and an occasional rant.

Girls softball classes slated

NEGAUNEE - The Ishpeming-Negaunee-NICE Community Schools will offer and eight-week series of Girls Intermediate Softball and Girls Fast-Pitch Softball classes on Wednesdays beginning Feb. 20 at Negaunee Middle School.

The intermediate class will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and tuition is $35. The fast-pitch class will run from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., and tuition is $38.

For more information or to register, call 475-4173. Space is limited.

Northland archive items sought

MARQUETTE - Local alumni and families of Northland College in Ashland, Wis., are asked to search files, photos albums, attics and other sources of publications to contribute to a plan to improve, expand and reorganize Northland College's archives system.

Anyone who can donate items toward the cause is asked to call 475-4549 or 360-1927 or email

An informal reunion for any former Northland students is set for Feb. 27. A time and location has not been set.

Traditional music jam at library

MARQUETTE - A traditional music jam will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Peter White Public Library Community Room. A limited quantity of sheet music is available for use for those not familiar with the songs.

A music jam is not a performance, but an informal gathering for people interested in playing or singing with others who enjoy traditional acoustic music. Listeners are welcome. For more information, call 226-4318 or visit

Honey Bear Ski Race on tap

FORESTVILLE - Noquemanon Trail Network and Friends of the Big Bay Pathway will host the annual Honey Bear Ski Race beginning with registration at 8 a.m. in the pole barn. The races will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday on the NTN Forestville location. Participants of any age may ski classic or skate over an approximately 12K or 24K course. Entry fee is $35 per person with all proceeds going to maintain the Big Bay Pathway.

An awards ceremony with door prizes and refreshments will be held immediately after the race on site. Non-skiers are welcome to attend to learn more about the Big Bay Pathway and programs offered by the Noquemanon Trail Network.

Entry forms are available online at and at local sport shops. For more information, call 235-6861.

History center offers activities

MARQUETTE - The Marquette Regional History Center will present its Saturday at the Center event "Surviving Snowy February" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The Third Saturday Series through Winter 2013 includes activities for the whole family. Participants may learn how to make snowflake sun prints, snow statues and listen to snowshoe lore.

For more information, call 226-3571.

Beginning cribbage class at NHS

NEGAUNEE - The Ishpeming-Negaunee-NICE Community Schools will offer a three-week Beginning Cribbage class from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays starting Feb. 18 at the Negaunee High School. Registration costs $15. Those who own cribbage boards are encouraged to bring them.

For more information or to register, call 475-4173. Space is limited.

Kids museum plans biz training

MARQUETTE - The Upper Peninsula Children's Museum will hold a training session for kids interested in joining its Kid Bizness Program from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at the museum.

The program is designed to assist young entrepreneurs ages 8 to 18 in developing, marketing, packaging and selling original products.

Participants must create their own products at home or elsewhere. The museum will not be providing supplies or production facilities.

For more information or to register, call 226-3911 or email

Sierra Club offers kayak talk

MARQUETTE - The Central Upper Peninsula Chapter of the Sierra Club will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Peter White Public Library Community Room to hear Sam Crowley describe his kayak trip along the coasts of Maine and New Brunswick.

For more information, call John Rebers at 906-250-0442.

SERA chapter to meet

MARQUETTE - The Lake Superior Chapter of SERA (State Employee Retirees) will meet at 2 p.m. Feb. 20 in Room B of the Marquette Senior Center, 300 W. Spring St. Attorney Amanda Filizetti will discuss end-of-life issues.

A 50-50 contest will be held, and refreshments will be available after the meeting.

All State of Michigan retirees are welcome.



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