'Pink Smoke' film at library
MARQUETTE - Citizens for Peace and Justice are sponsoring a showing of the film, "Pink Smoke over the Vatican" at 7 p.m. Monday in the Peter white Public Library Community Room.
This documentary film explores the issue of woman's ordination in the Roman Catholic Church. The film shows the struggle of women to live their faith and conscience in spite of facing excommunication by defying the Vatican's ban on women's ordination. For more information, call 475-7582 or 226-3445.
Library Day in Chocolay
CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP - Residents of Chocolay Township may drop by the Chocolay Township Complex from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday for Chocolay Township Library Day.
Attendees will get an update on the newest services offered by Peter White Public Library and discover how to renew library items online, download audio books and e-books, learn a second language, subscribe to digital magazines and use the library's electronic databases, including Novelist.
Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 226-4318.
Bone marrow registry at NMU
MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University Volunteer Center will sponsor a "Be the Match" bone marrow registration drive from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Payne-Halverson lobby and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the University Center atrium. Registration is free. The procedure is painless, quick and requires only a cheek swab to be entered into the national registry.
For more information, call the NMU Volunteer Center at 906-227-2466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women's retreat slated at LSSU
SAULT STE. MARIE - Women Today, Inc., an inter-denominational Christian ministry, will hold the 40th annual retreat to be held April 19-21 at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie.
The theme is "Strength for Today; Hope for Tomorrow" based on scripture from Psalm 46:1. The featured speaker will be Rhea Briscoe from Waukesha, Wis. Featured music will be Sarah Schieber from Midland, Mich. For more information, visit www.womentodayinc.org or call Bonnie Adams at 906-346-6409.
The deadline to book a motel room is March 19. The deadline to register for the retreat is April 9.
Knock, knock program at library
MARQUETTE - "Knock, Knock, Who's There," a story and craft hour for ages 4 and older, will be offered from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, March 19 through May 21 in the Children's Room of Peter White Public Library. No registration necessary.
For information, call 226-4320 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Mid-winter concert at Aspen Ridge
ISHPEMING - The NICE Community Schools Music Department will present its Mid-Winter Band Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Aspen Ridge School gym. This concert will feature a varied selection of music performed by the Westwood High School Concert and Jazz Bands, Percussion Ensemble as well at the Aspen Ridge Middle School Bands.
Admission is $3 per person or $10 per family, at the door.
Biology seminars set at NMU
MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University Biology Department will host four biology seminars in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building. The seminars are free and open to the public.
The series will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the presentation "Conservation Planning: Does an Ecosystem-based Approach Work for Terrestrial Vertebrates?" by master's degree candidate Kristin Denryter. Travis Bailey will present "Modeling Degeneration and Regeneration in the Zebrafish Retina" at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Master's candidate Keith Sabin will present "Induction of T Cell Apoptosis by Glioblastoma Multiforme" at 11 a.m. Thursday. Amy Spiegel will close out the week with "Hippocampal Interneuron Integrity in Aging" at 4 p.m. Friday.
Easter nest workshop slated
MARQUETTE - A workshop on how to make an Easter nest will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 at Flower Works LLC, 1007 N. Third St. in Marquette. Cost is $25 and reservations are requested.
For more information or to sign up, call 273-1335.
Tasty Reads group to meet
MARQUETTE - Tasty Reads, a book group for readers who love to cook, will meet for a lunchtime book discussion from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, March 18 in the Peter White Public Library Shiras Room. This month's book selection is "Keeping the Feast" by Paula Butturini.
When Paula Butturini's husband was shot and nearly killed, it marked the abrupt end of what the couple had known together and the beginning of a phase of life neither had planned for. A story of food and love, trauma and healing, Keeping the Feast is the triumphant memoir of one couple's nourishment and restoration after a period of tragedy, and the extraordinary sustaining powers of food, family, and friendship.
Participants may enjoy sample recipes inspired by the book. New members are welcome. The Tasty Reads meets the third Monday of each month at the library and there is no admission charge. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
NCLL offers winter outing
MARQUETTE - The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a spring snowshoe, ski and hike from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 2 in northwest Marquette County.
Al Reynolds, a member of the Iron Ore Heritage Trail and NCLL boards, will host this event. Those registered before the deadline will be notified of the planned route and meeting place.
The event is free for NCLL members, $5 for others. Registration deadline is March 19; call 227-2979.
(re)Design Fashion Show slated
MARQUETTE - The Marquette Regional History Center will host the 4th annual (re)Design Fashion show Thursday, where local designers will use all upcycled clothing to create new fashions for spring. This event will also include a variety of upcycled artists of accessories and art on display and for sale.
This fundraiser for the Marquette Regional History Center is a collaboration with Garden Bouquet & Design and Lanni Lantto, fashion (re)designer. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students with I.D. and ages 18 and younger. Purchase tickets at www.marquettehistory.org or at the History Center, or the night of the event.
For more information, call 226-3571.
Gwinn church to serve free meal
GWINN - A free, home-cooked chili and cornbread meal will be served from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Gwinn, 195 N. Billings St. Take outs will be available after 6 p.m.
For more information, call Mike Payne at 235-6538 or the church office at 346-6115.
Hearing loss program at SAIL
MARQUETTE - Members of the Hearing Loss Association of Michigan will be at Superior Alliance for Independent Living, 1200 Wright St., Suite 3, from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday providing help for people living with hearing loss.
Carol Rose of Grand Marais and Ceora and Ron Hull of Marquette, Hearing Technology Resource Specialists with the association's HTRS Program will be on hand to give comparison demos of a variety of hearing assistive technology .
Items to be displayed and demonstrated will include alerting devices, personal communicators and telecommunication devices. These are informational sessions, not sales events. For more information, visit www.hearingloss-mi.org.
Federal retirees to meet
MARQUETTE - Chapter 1900 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Bonanza Restaurant in Marquette. A representative from the Marquette City Police will brief members and guests on senior scams and ID theft.
For information, call 906 249-1610 or 906 524-6297.