Kilborn Alley to perform for cause
GLADSTONE - The Kilborn Alley Blues Band is scheduled to play the first fundraising concert of the 2013 Blues for a Cause series at 8 p.m. Friday at the Terrace Bay Inn in Gladstone. Advanced tickets cost $10 and are available at the Record Rack in Escanaba. Tickets will cost $12 at the door.
All profit from this event will benefit the Southern Upper Peninsula branch of The Compassionate Friends, based in Escanaba. The Compassionate Friends is a support group for family members and friends who have suffered the loss of a child, at any age and from any cause.
The group meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the conference room at the Escanaba Area High School. For more information, call 906-786-0477.
Photo exhibit at DeVos
MARQUETTE - A new exhibition at Northern Michigan University's DeVos Art Museum seeks to answer the question, "What are young photographers up to in the 21st century?" The exhibit is titled "reGeneration2: Tomorrow's Photographers Today" and runs through April 7.
The exhibit displays were produced by the Musee de l'Elysee in Lausanne, Switzerland. The museum selected promising candidates from some 700 entries submitted by 120 of the world's top photography schools. The exhibit is visiting cities across Northern America, Europe and Asia.
The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call 227-2235.
Superiorland Soccer signup open
MARQUETTE - Registration for the 2013 Recreational Season for Superiorland Soccer is open until March 24 at www.superiorlandsoccer.com. New to the 2013 Season is the U-4 Little Kickers Soccer Program. The season starts May 20. Superiorland Soccer Association provides scholarships for eligible participants.
For more information, visit the website or e-mail SSAMarquette@yahoo.com.
Co-op seed purchase available
MARQUETTE - Transition Marquette County is offering a co-op seed purchase opportunity. The order includes 35 varieties of vegetables and herbs which would provide for a basic Upper Peninsula food producing garden. The cost is $10 plus one hour of volunteer time sorting and packaging the order, or $20 without the volunteer hour.
Place orders at www.transitionmqt.org, which also lists more information about the order and a complete list of the vegetables and herbs available.
Orders will be picked up at the Transition Marquette County meeting March 12 at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 1510 E. M-28 in Chocolay Township.
For more information, call 906-869-1654.
Cabaret-style show at NMU
MARQUETTE - The Forest Roberts Theatre First Nighters Club will present "Night of a Thousand Stars" at 7:30 p.m. March15 at the Forest Roberts Theatre, 1401 Presque Isle Ave. in Marquette.
Directed by Denise Clark and Jeff Spencer, this cabaret-style night of Broadway and beyond favorites will feature many performers from the area in a mix of comedy and voices. Featured performers will include BG Bradley and Sons, Bobby Glenn Brown, Andrew Bourgoin, Susan Boyle, The Cast of Avenue Q, Brent Clark, David Hansen, Jacob Laitinen, Dr. James Panowski, Leslie Sollid, Beth Theile, Dan Truckey, Ansley Valentine, Kerry Yost and more.
This event is a fundraiser for the First Nighters Club, a recognized Northern Michigan University foundation which creates opportunities for student artists and supports the theater community of Marquette and the surrounding areas.
Tickets cost $10 for NMU students, $20 for the general public and may be purchased at any NMU EZ Ticket Outlets, by calling 227-1032 or 227-2553 or online at www.nmu.edu/tickets.
5th Annual Celebrate the UP slated
MARQUETTE - The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition will hold its fifth annual Celebrate the U.P. March 8 and 9 at The Landmark Inn, Peter White Public Library and the Federated Women's Clubhouse, all at the corners of Front and Ridge streets in Marquette.
Jonathan Lutz, executive director of Michigan Audubon, will kick off the event at 7 p.m. Friday by exploring Audubon's "Strategic Initiatives for Bird Conservation in Michigan's Upper Peninsula." Twelve speakers will present between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, covering topics such as art, U.P. literature, archeology, birds, alpaca farming, and Native American treaties and indigenous foods.
A group of panelists will discuss "Harvesting Biomass and Forest Health" from 3 to 4:45 p.m. Saturday in the Peter White Public Library Community Room. The panel will feature foresters, ecologists, and landowners. A public reception following the panel will convene at the Federated Women's Clubhouse.
For more information, visit www.upenvironment.org.
Pelon concert in Curtis
CURTIS - A concert will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis. Under the title, The Living Roots of Music, Lauren Pelon traces the story of music and performs music from around the world on lute, guitar, lute-guitar, lyre, recorders, gemshorns, cornamuse, krummhorn, schreierpfeife, shawm, rackett, pennywhistles, concertina, ocarina, hurdy-gurdy, doucaine, Kiowa courting flute, synthesizers, electric wind instrument and MIDI-pedalboard. Pelon is a vocalist as well.
Tickets cost $8 for adults; children will be admitted free. This event is sponsored in part by the Manistique Lakes Lions Club. For more information, call the Erickson Center for the Arts at 906-586-9974 or visit www.ericksoncenter.org.
O'Keeffe is Kids Art topic
MARQUETTE - Kids' Saturday Morning Art at Peter White Public Library for students in kindergarten through fourth grade will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Children's Room. Participants will explore the work of Georgia O'Keeffe through a story and painting project.
No registration needed, just drop in. For more information, call 226-4432.
Sunday dance planned in Rock
ROCK - A dance will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. March 10 at the Rock Community/Senior Center, 3892 W. Mapleridge Road in Rock. Music will be provided by The Country Hashbrowns.
Admission is $5 per person with a free-will donation for lunch. For more information, call 356-6588. All proceeds benefit the Senior Corporation.
Legion to hold annual breakfast
ROCK - The American Legion Post 559 of Rock will hold its annual St. Patrick's Day Pancake Breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 10 at the Rock Lions Club. The breakfast honors the 95th birthday of the American Legion and the 67th anniversary of the Rock Legion Post.
Cost for the breakfast is $8 for adults, $5 for children.
Proceeds from the breakfast help to fund many of the post's youth programs.
Dinner to benefit fire victim
MICHIGAMME - A spaghetti dinner to benefit Michelle Delliss of Michigamme will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. March 10 at Mt. Shasta, U.S. 41, Michigamme. Delliss recently lost her home in a fire, as well as being recently widowed.
The benefit will include a raffle and a bake sale. Those unable to attend may make donations at the Michigamme Market.
Breakfast buffet at Gwinn VFW
GWINN - The Men's Auxiliary of Gwinn VFW Post 5670 will sponsor a full breakfast buffet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 10 at the Gwinn VFW Post. The cost is $8 per person. Children 10 and under are $5.