Benefit dance in Gladstone
GLADSTONE - The Gladstone Lions, in partnership with the Gladstone High School Jazz Ensemble, will hold its 14th annual benefit dance beginning at 8 p.m. Friday at the Bluff Country Club in Gladstone. The band will perform tunes from the Big Band Era. Also performing this year will be the Jimmy Almen Trio.
Proceeds from the dance will help the Gladstone Lions with community projects and the Gladstone band program as well. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students, and may be purchased at the door or in advance at the Gladstone Baybank. For more information, call Bill Sjoquist at 428-1924.
Bake sale set at medical center
MARQUETTE - The Scandinavian Midsummer Committee will hold a bake sale from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday in the main lobby of the Peninsula Medical Center. Due to their high involvement in FinnFest 2013, Marquette Midsummer will not be held this year, but will return June 21, 2014.
Superheroes creativity at UPCM
MARQUETTE - The Upper Peninsula Children's Museum will hold its next Second Thursday Creativity Series program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 11. Area families are welcome at the Children's Museum for a night of activities and crafts with a superheroes theme. The wearing of a superheroes costume is encouraged.
This series for preschool and elementary aged children and their caregivers is free with admission or membership to the museum.
Thursday is also Dominos Pizza Night at the museum, so pizza may be ordered for an extra cost by calling ahead by 5:30 that evening.
The Second Thursday program is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Max and Phyllis Reynolds Foundation, Kohl's and Culvers.
Dinner to aid Catholic schools
HARVEY - A fish fry and fellowship event will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday in the Gauthier Hall of St. Louis the King Parish, 264 Silver Creek Road in Harvey. Menu choices include fried or baked cod and vegetable lasagna with sides, beverage and dessert.
Cost is $8 for adults and teens, $6 for preteens, and free for age 5 and younger. All proceeds will go to Father Marquette Catholic Schools to assist in purchasing a security system.
Puppet show at Peter White
MARQUETTE - "Once Upon a Time..." will present performances of the folk tale "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" at 1 and 2 p.m. Saturday in the Community Room on the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. The story will be performed by Vertigo Theatre Company puppeteers.
Admission is free, due to sponsorship by the Marquette County Community Foundation and Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Library Day in W. Branch Township
WEST BRANCH TOWNSHIP - Residents of West Branch Township may drop by the West Branch Township Hall between the hours of 3 to 6 p.m. Friday for West Branch Township Library Day.
Attendees may bring laptop computers and get hands-on help with the newest online services offered by Peter White Public Library, as well as learn how to renew library items online, download audio books and e-books, log in for language lessons, subscribe to digital magazines and use the library's electronic databases.
Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 226-4318.
Outdoor gear swap in Houghton
HOUGHTON - The Copper Country Ski Tigers will hold a used outdoor gear swap at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Houghton High School multi-purpose room. Participants may buy and sell outdoor gear-bikes, kayaks, canoes, camping gear, skis, snowboards, soccer and outdoor clothing or any other item.
Items may be dropped off between 5 and 7:30 p.m. Friday or from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday. Unsold items or checks for sold items may be picked up from 1 to 2 p.m. There is a 15 percent commission, with a $50 maximum per item charged on all items sold.
The Ski Tigers also will summer wax skis and snowboards for a nominal fee. For information, call 487-6072.
Library to screen 'Headhunters'
MARQUETTE - CineArts Films at Peter White Public Library, a series devoted to foreign and independent films, will show the movie "Headhunters" at 7 p.m. Friday in the Community Room.
In this smart, funny, scary and surprising film, Roger, a charming scoundrel and Norway's best headhunter, lives a luxurious lifestyle which he subsidizes through stealing valuable art. His wife, an art gallery owner, introduces him to a former mercenary who possesses a very valuable painting. Roger risks everything to obtain it and discovers something that makes him a hunted man.
This 2011 Jo Nesbo film directed by Morten Tyldum, with an introduction by Milton Bates, is in English and Norwegian and runs 100 minutes. Admission is free.
For more information, call 226-4323 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Forsyth Singers selling pasties
GWINN - The Forsyth Singers will hold a pasty sale, with pickup between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Gwinn VFW Club. Pasties cost $3.50 each and may be ordered by calling any singer or 346-9278.
Poker tourney at Masonic Center
MARQUETTE - A charity Texas Hold'em tournament will be held Saturday at The Masonic Center, 128 W. Washington St. in Marquette. The doors will open at 5 p.m., with play starting at 6 p.m. Admission is a $20 donation; rebuys cost $10. Food and refreshments will be available. Participants must be 18 or older.
Piano, dance concert at library
MARQUETTE - A piano concert featuring Nancy Royce Railey, with special guests The Marquette Folk Dancers, will be held at 2 p.m. April 14 in the Peter White Public Library Community Room.
The recital will include several classical works by Beethoven, Chopin and Debussy, and Bartok's Folk Dances adaptations. For comparison, the Marquette Folk Dance troupe will demonstrate the traditional dances to the original folk music.
Concert admission is free due to sponsorship by the library's Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund.
For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Dinner to aid repair effort
NEGAUNEE - A small youth group and leader from Evergreen Christian Church will spend the week of June 23-29 helping needy families with home repair projects in Felch.
To help fund the project, a bake sale and spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the church on Snowfield Road in Negaunee. Cost for the dinner is $10 per plate; free for children 9 and younger. The dinner will include spaghetti, salad and bread sticks donated by Domino's Pizza and Gordon Food Service.
For more information, call 715-827-1597.
Help sought for city cleanup
MARQUETTE - The 35th Annual Spring Cleanup in the city of Marquette will be held April 27. The Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee is seeking help cleaning school and church grounds and parking areas. Cleanup dates are flexible, anytime between April 13 and May 6.
Official city garbage bags will be provided to volunteers for the cleanup. To obtain bags, visit Heritage Motors Service Department, 729 W. Washington St. in Marquette or call 225-6767. Building hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Spring bazaar, lunch slated
MARQUETTE - The annual St. Peter Cathedral Spring Bazaar and Luncheon will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the church hall at 311 W. Baraga Ave. in Marquette. The event will include a jewelry sale, crafts, a white elephant, a silent auction and a bake sale.
A soup and salad lunch will start at 10:30 a.m. The $6 cost includes dessert.
Craft sale set at Negaunee VFW
NEGAUNEE - The Negaunee Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW will host a craft sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the second floor of the VFW Post 3165, 208 Gold St. in Negaunee.
A soup luncheon will be available, and the auxiliary will have homemade breads for sale. All proceeds help fund community programs. For more information, call 475-4000.