Book study group to meet
MARQUETTE - In honor of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, a four-week book study group will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Peter White Public Library conference room. Discussion leader Lucy Wilcox, clinical practices coordinator at NorthCare/Pathways, will host the book group focusing on the "Are Your Prescriptions Killing You?: How to Prevent Dangerous Interactions, Avoid Deadly Side Effects, and Be Healthier with Fewer Drugs" by Armon B. Neel Jr., PharmD and Bill Hogan.
The study group will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. each Tuesday in May. Participants should read the first chapter before the May 7 meeting. No registration is required.
This book study is part of Your Mind Matters, an ongoing community dialog on mental health issues sponsored by a coalition of local community health organizations, advocacy groups, individuals and the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call the library at 226-4318.
Video freebies for A's
MARQUETTE - Throughout June, students from kindergarten to college can earn free movie or game rentals at Family Video stores for each final "A" or equivalent mark they achieve in core courses. In addition, in honor of National Teacher Day on May 7, any teacher who can show reasonable proof of employment can receive a free movie or game rental at any Family Video store.
For more information, call 228-3200.
LSAA members' show at MACC
MARQUETTE - The city of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its May exhibition: The 37th LSAA Annual Members' Show. This show is a collection of mixed medias all made by members of the Lake Superior Art Associations. This juried exhibit celebrates the coming of spring after a long U.P. winter which was spent engrossed in creativity. To recognize the achievements of these artists, prizes will be awarded.
The LSAA Member Show will be on display this month in the city of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, on the lower level of Peter White Public Library. A public artist reception in conjunction with the Annual Arts Awards will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. May 17. The show will run through May 25.
For more information, call the MACC at 228-0472 or email email@example.com.
History group meets in Humboldt
HUMBOLDT - The Champion/Beacon/Humboldt Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Humboldt Township Hall, 5178 County Road FA in Humboldt. All are welcome.
Arts fundraising in Negaunee
NEGAUNEE - The Citizens Supporting the Arts in Negaunee will be continuing their fundraising efforts during May. Canisters will be placed at each of the following music events: Band-A-Rama at 7 p.m. May 8 at Lakeview, high school orchestra concert at 7 p.m. May 14, middle school orchestra concert at 7 p.m. May 15 in the high school auditorium, high school chorus concert at 7 p.m. May 21, middle school chorus concert at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium, and graduation May 31.
All donations will be used toward the purchase of a new performance music shell for future arts events. Donations can be mailed to Citizens Supporting the Arts, 100 Croix St, Negaunee, MI 49866. For more information, call Anna Mattson at 475-5058.
TAB group meets at library
MARQUETTE - TAB, an advisory board of students in grades nine through 12 at Peter White Public Library, will meet from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Lions Room. Participants may meet students from other schools, gain volunteer experience, talk about books, music and movies, and plan teen library events.
This free group meets monthly, and new members are welcome. For more information, call 226-4323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paisano dinner May 19
NEGAUNEE - The Marquette County Paisano Club will hold the annual scholarship dinner and program May 19 at the Knights of Columbus Clubroom, 208 Silver St. in Negaunee. The event will begin with a 5 p.m. social hour, followed by an Italian buffet at 6 p.m.
The scholarship presentation will include a performance by Westwood High School's "Voices in Motion," directed by Tony Beacco.
The dinner is costs $16 per person, and payment and reservations must be sent by May 14 to: Theresa Rinehart, 1007 Baldwin Ave., Negaunee, MI 49866. Make checks payable to "Paisano Club." No late reservations or dinner money will be accepted at the door.
For more information, call 475-9709.
New ceramic art at Oasis
MARQUETTE - Oasis Gallery will feature new work by Marquette ceramic artist Barry Bernstein Wednesday through June 1. A public reception for Bernstein will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the gallery at 140 W. Washington St. in downtown Marquette.
Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Friday. For more information, call 225- 1377 or visit www.oasisgallery.com.
Sled dog group to meet
MARQUETTE - The Upper Peninsula Sled Dog Association will hold its May board meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Sydney's Restaurant in Munising.
All volunteers and interested members of the community are welcome.
Salad luncheon at Wesley
ISHPEMING - The Wesley United Methodist Women will hold their annual salad luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church in Ishpeming. There will be a variety of salads, homemade rolls and desserts, along with coffee and tea.
Alzheimer's talk at library
MARQUETTE - In recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness month, Heather Addison, Regional Programming Coordinator of the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Michigan Chapter in Marquette, will explain the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's Disease from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Peter White Public Library in the Community room on the lower level of the library.
Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch or buy from the library cafe. Admission is free and 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 more information, call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Book Babies for little ones
MARQUETTE - Book Babies, a lap-sit storytime for children newborn to 24 months, will be held from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Peter White Public Library Children's Room. Featured will be stories, songs, nursery rhymes and poetry.
For more information, call 226-4323 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Employee group meets Thursday
NEGAUNEE - The annual reunion for the Ore Improvement/Pioneer employees will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Thursday at the United Steelworkers of America, 4950 Hall, 1206 Baldwin Ave., Negaunee. A continental breakfast will be served. For more information, call 475-4684.
Polish American group to meet
MARQUETTE - The Polish American Society of Northern Michigan will hold a potluck meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 313 S. Front St. in Marquette. Bring a dish to pass. A DVD viewing of Poland will take place. New members are welcome. For more information, call 228-3066.
Vulnerable child conference slated
MARQUETTE - "Fostering Resilience," a conference designed to help vulnerable children in the Upper Peninsula, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 17 at the Holiday Inn, Marquette. The conference is sponsored by the Upper Peninsula Children's Coalition in partnership with the Michigan Department of Human Services, The Family Division of the 25th Circuit Court and the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Keynote speaker will be James Henry, Ph.D.
The conference is open to all who work with vulnerable youths, including but not limited to those in child welfare, mental health, public health, educational agencies or institutions law enforcement, as well as foster parents, adoptive parents, kinship parents and prospective foster parents.
Registration costs $25 to all participants. The fee for licensed foster parents will be waived. Registration deadline is May 10. For more information, visit www.upchildrenscoalition.org or call Heather Johnston at 906-290-1535, Francella Quinnell at 906-225-0217 or Chris Zent at 906-458-9090.
Steelworkers Retirees to meet
NEGAUNEE - The Marquette Range Steelworkers Retirees Club will meet at 1 p.m. May 15 at Ronn Hall in Negaunee. New members are welcome.