Group to read 'Way of World'
MARQUETTE - Readers Theater will host a reading of "The Way of the World" by William Congreve at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Peter White Public Library Shiras Room.
"The Way of the World" is a stage play in the form of a comedy of manners, which satirizes the attitudes, affectations, and foibles of the privileged classes. Witty dialogue and romantic intrigue are among the characteristics of this genre.
William Congreve was among the pioneers of the comedy of manners in England. His Majesty's Servants, an acting company, staged the play in 1700 in a theater at Lincoln's Inn Fields, a public square in London.
Refreshments will be served. Readers Theater is a group of adults, who are interested in drama and are willing and able to read a scripted role. They meet on the third Thursday of each month to read plays for enjoyment. New readers are always welcome.
For more information, call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Church to serve free meal
GWINN - The First Baptist Church of Gwinn will serve a free, home-cooked hamburger stew and biscuits community meal from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 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.
Legion to sell poppies
MARQUETTE - Volunteers from The American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary of Marquette will distribute the red, handcrafted Poppies honoring America's war dead Thursday through Saturday.
Each Poppy has been handmade by veterans at the D. J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans as a supplement to the physical therapy program. All proceeds collected by the volunteers are contributed to programs for the rehabilitation and welfare of needy veterans and their families.
Rotary accepting grant apps
MARQUETTE - The Marquette West Rotary Foundation is once again preparing to distribute funds to Marquette area agencies and organizations whose activities will directly benefit children and youth, the elderly, the disabled, the poor and those in extreme need, and any combination of the above.
The foundation was formed in 1988 and has already dispersed more than $500,000 to local charities through its Seafood Fest proceeds. This year's event, sponsored by the Marquette West Rotary Club and several local businesses, will be held Aug. 22-24. Thursday evening's event will be Rotary West Waterfront Gala followed by A Bob Dylan Retrospective Concert on Friday and the annual Harbor Fest on Saturday.
Those agencies wishing to submit an application to the foundation may do so by accessing our web site at marquettewestrotary.org. The deadline for submitting the application is May 17. Email is preferred but applications can be mailed to P.O. Box 383, Marquette, MI 49855.
MEA Retired to meet
ISHPEMING - The Marquette County Chapter of MEA Retired will meet at 10 a.m. Friday at the MEA office in Ishpeming. State Representative John Kivela will speak on legislative issues.
All public school retirees are welcome.
For more information, call 486-4213.
'Justice for All' screening at library
MARQUETTE - The Peter White Public Library's Film Club will host a screening of the modern classic film "...And Justice for All" at 1 p.m. Thursday in the library's Community Room.
In this drama Al Pacino plays an ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption and is asked to defend a judge he despises in a rape trial. If he doesn't do it, the judge will have him disbarred. The film also stars Jack Warden and John Forsythe.
The film was released in 1979, is rated R and runs for 119 minutes. Light refreshments will be served.
There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
LSAA May exhibit at MACC
MARQUETTE - The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its May exhibition: The Annual LSAA Member 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.
The LSAA Member Show will be on display during the month of May in the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. The public is invited to the artist reception that will be in conjunction with the Annual Arts Awards held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
For more information, call the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at 228-0472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Male Chorus to perform
MARQUETTE - The Marquette Male Chorus will present their spring concert "Sounds of the Sixties" at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1700 W. Fair Ave. in Marquette.
The concert will feature music by The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Drifters and Simon & Garfunkel. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children and seniors.
For more information, call 249-9867.
Ride for the Red slated
MARQUETTE - The Superior Upper Peninsula Chapter of the American Red Cross has announced its fifth annual "Da U.P. Ride for the Red" will take place in May from Gladstone to Gwinn and back.
A pre-ride fish fry will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Bungalow in Gladstone. Register on Friday for the ride and receive $3 off a fish fry for the evening.
Saturday activities will begin with registration at 8 a.m. at the Bungalow, with a $5 for purchase breakfast.
The ride will begin at 10:30 a.m. sharp. For $35 participants get an event pin, lunch, dinner and ride prizes.
Bikers will head to the Up North Lodge in Gwinn for lunch and back to the Bungalow for dinner and music.
The general public may join the dinner for a $15 donation with all proceeds going to the Superior U.P. Chapter of the American Red Cross.
This year's major sponsors are DTE Energy Foundation, Baybank, Bald Eagle Harley-Davidson, CN, OSF St. Francis Hospital and Medical Group, U.P. State Credit Union, the Escanaba Daily Press, KIX Country and WLUC-TV6/Fox UP.
For details, call event chair Geri Nelson at 906-786-3270 or Jeff Selesky at the Red Cross office at 906-228-3659.