'Shipwrecked!' musical at library
MARQUETTE - Ann Arbor-based Wild Swan Theater will present a live performance of "Shipwrecked!" at 2 p.m. Saturday at Peter White Public Library in Marquette. This musical drama is a stirring coming-of-age drama set during a fierce storm on Lake Huron in 1893. Twelve-year-old Aaron Buchanan, sailing with his parents on their small schooner loaded with Christmas trees from Sault Ste. Marie, is tested in ways he never dreamed possible when a ferocious gale suddenly materializes in Thunder Bay's infamous "Shipwreck Alley."
The free one-hour performance is appropriate for ages third-grade and older.
For more information, call the library at 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Gone Fishin' exhibit in Curtis
CURTIS - The Erickson Center for the Arts announces the spring/summer exhibit, "Gone Fishin'," is now open at the Erickson Center in Curtis. With the opening of the Waterfront Gallery & Gifts at the Center last June, new exhibits will be installed every spring and fall and will run for approximately six months each.
The exhibit includes artwork in a variety of mediums including stained glass, clay, acrylic, photography, metal, wood, stone, watercolor paint, ink and pastels. Artists are both local and regional and include works by Esko Alasimi, Jan Barrett, Tina Doorn, Cam Hadley, Chris Harman, Bill Kolasinski, Lucy Kolasinski, Julie Mowen, Penny Nantell, Kim Nixon, Susan Roubal, Earl Senchuk, Garry Smith, Cindy Wedig, Dale Wedig, Chris Wetton and Margie and Jim Wicks.
The "Gone Fishin'" exhibit will be available for viewing during office hours and designated events. Normal office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. If traveling any distance to view the exhibit, it is recommended to call the office at 906-586-9974 to ensure it is open.
Ishpeming history group to meet
ISHPEMING - The Ishpeming Area Historical Society will hold a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the fellowship hall of Trinity Lutheran Church, 414 E. Ridge St. in Ishpeming. All are welcome; use the rear entrance. For more information, call 486-8678.
Historic preservation talk at NMU
MARQUETTE - Robert Archibald, Ishpeming native, Northern Michigan University alumnus and museum innovator, will give a talk on historic preservation at 7 p.m. Thursday in 105 Cohodas Hall at the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center. His presentation, "Places to Remember," is free and open to the public.
The talk is being held in conjunction with the Beaumier Center's new exhibition, "Lost and Found: Historic Buildings of the Upper Peninsula," which features structures lost and also preservation success stories of buildings once considered eyesores or dangerous that were restored and became centerpieces of the community.
Lakes cutout project at MACC
MARQUETTE - The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, in cooperation with the Superior Watershed Partnership and the DDA, will host a new community art project in preparation for the upcoming Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Conference, scheduled for June 19-21. Families and community groups may decorate a plywood cut-out in the shape of one of the five Great Lakes (Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario). Creativity and originality are encouraged. Each lake must be clearly identified by its name in large painted letters. Cut-outs may be picked up at the MACC any time after May 3 and be returned by June 3.
Community members may work on their projects from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, May 4 and May 25 at the MACC.
For information, call the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at 228-0472 or email, email@example.com.
McKenzie concert at library
MARQUETTE - The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center's Concert Series will host Gretchen McKenzie at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Peter White Public Library's Community Room. McKenzie will perform original songs on ukulele and bass and will be releasing her first album, "common sNense." Her sound is characterized by a dark folk feel, along with an undercurrent of soul.
A donation of $5 is requested at the door to defray the artist's cost. For more information, call 228-0472 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sauna Project meeting at MACC
MARQUETTE - The 2013 Sauna Project is the current public artwork designed and created for Finn Fest 2013. A public informational meeting will be offered at 7 p.m. Monday at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, located on the lower level of Peter White Public Library. For more information, call Mary Wright at 906-361-5548.
Art on the Rocks seeks logo
MARQUETTE - The 55th annual Art On The Rocks is seeking submissions to their annual logo contest. The winning design will be used on the Art On The Rocks T-shirt. The design should include the words, "Art On The Rocks, Marquette MI, 2013" and could say 55th Year. Entries can be submitted digitally or on 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper. The winner will receive $300. Entry deadline is May 1. Send submissions to Art On The Rocks, P.O. Box 9, Marquette Mich. 49855. For more information, call Jack Deo at 906-458-0668.
OCD offered talk at library
MARQUETTE - In recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness month, Mindy Miller, MSW, clinical supervisor with Marquette General Behavioral Health, will explain the issues relating to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Peter White Public Library in the Community room on the lower level of the library.
Attendees may bring their own lunch or buy from the library cafe. Admission is free; no pre-registration is required. This presentation is part of Your Mind Matters, a community dialog on mental health issues sponsored by a coalition of community groups and the Peter White Public Library.
For information, call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Group to read 'Richard III'
MARQUETTE - Shakespeare Readers will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Peter White Public Library's Shiras Room for a reading of "Richard III."
Written in approximately 1592, Richard III is one of Shakespeare's history plays which depicts the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of Richard III of England. The reading is in recognition of the recent discovery in Britain by a team of archaeologists of the ancient remains, found under a parking lot, that belong to the long-lost and reviled king.
This group for anyone who is intrigued with reading the works of William Shakespeare. They meet the first Wednesday of the month and new members are welcome.
For more information, call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
New murder mystery in Calumet
CALUMET - The Calumet Players will present the new murder mystery "Something's Afoot" by Robert Gerlach, Ed Linderman, James McDonald and David Vos at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Calumet Theatre. Tickets cost $13. For more information, call the theater box office at 906-337-2610.
LEGO Club beginning
MARQUETTE - A LEGO Club for students in grades 3-5 will be held from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Fridays throughout May beginning May 3 at Peter White Public Library in the Community Room. Listen to a story then work together to build objects based on the theme of the story. The program is free and no registration is necessary.
For information, call 226-4320 or visit www.pwpl.info.
MARSP conference in Harvey
MARQUETTE - The Marquette County chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will hold their Annual Area Conference and business meeting at 12:30 p.m. May 8 at Wahlstrom's Restaurant in Harvey. Don Johnson, area director, will present information provided by the state office in Lansing. The health care plan and legislative updates will be included. Handouts will be provided.
Luncheon reservation deadline is Friday.
For more information, call 226-9778 or 226-6295.