Library to screen'King's Men'
MARQUETTE - Afternoon Classic Films presents a screening of "All the King's Men" at 1:30 p.m. June 3 in the Peter White Public Library Community Room.
An adaptation of Robert Penn Warren's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, All the King's Men is said to be based on the career of outspoken U.S. senator, Huey Long. The film follows the rise and fall of a corrupt politician, played by Broderick Crawford, who makes his friends richer and retains power by the force a populist appeal.
All the King's Men was released in 1949, runs for 109 minutes and will be shown in the original black and white.
Admission is free, due to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Dinner to aid Theresa Marra
ISHPEMING - A spaghetti dinner benefit for Theresa A. Marra, who has colon cancer, will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at St. John Evangelist Catholic Church, at Main and Pine streets entrances in Ishpeming. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children; free to age 4 and younger. The event will include raffles and a 50/50 raffle.
Mediation training offered
MARQUETTE - A 48-hour Domestic Relations Mediator Training program designed to teach participants the skills necessary to act as volunteer mediators in facilitating the resolution of both community and domestic relations disputes, will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 11-13 and 18-20 at the Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency, Marquette.
For more information, call 226-8600 or visit www.marsmediation.org. Registration deadline is June 1.
Database workshop offered
MARQUETTE - The Peter White Public Library will be offering a free workshop on using The Foundation Center databases to learn about grants for individuals and non-profit organizations. The class will be held at 6:30 p.m. June 4 in the library's second-floor computer lab.
For more information or to register, call 226-4312.
Homeless dinner in Esky
ESCANABA - The Elks National Foundation has approved a $1,000 grant to the Escanaba Elks Lodge 354 to use toward a homeless dinner to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. June 5 at the Escanaba Salvation Army, 3001 Fifth Ave. South.
The Elks are teaming up with Gladstone Boy Scout Troop 466 and the Escanaba Salvation Army to serve the dinner for the homeless of Delta County.
For more information, call 906-281-3440 or John Pickard at 906-428-1920.
Messiah to serve free meal
MARQUETTE - Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette will serve its monthly community meal at 5:30 p.m. June 5. The menu will be sloppy joes, cole slaw, chips and dessert. All are welcome.
For more information, visit www.marquettelutherans.org or call 225-1119.
The church is located at 305 W. Magnetic Street.
Northern Vegans plan dinner
MARQUETTE - Northern Vegans will meet for a casual dinner at 6 p.m. June 5 at Donckers Restaurant,137 W. Washington St. in Marquette. Attendees may order a vegan dinner from the menu. No RSVP is required and all are welcome.
For more information, visit www.northernvegans.com or call 236-1279.
Composite performance at library
MARQUETTE - The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center's Concert Series will be "Desire: Poetry, Music and Dance" at 7 p.m. June 6 in the Peter White Public Library Community Room.
Carrie Biolo, who holds a Master of Music degree in percussion performance from DePaul University in Chicago and is leader of the ensemble, will be joined by performer and published poet Beverly Matherne, dancer and performance artist Maria Formolo, and dancer Clara Biolo Thompson. Matherne will perform her original Cajun blues poetry in French and English set to original percussion music by Biolo, with dance choreographed by Northern Michigan University dance instructor Maria Formolo.
This performance features vibraphone and percussion music accompanied by voice, movement, visual images and pre-recorded sound.
In April, the ensemble performed Cajun Blues in Sitges, Spain for the Catalonia-America Festival, as well as in Barcelona, Spain.
A donation of $5 is requested at the door to defray the artists' costs.
For more information, call 228-0472 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Holy Cross walk slated
MARQUETTE - The Marquette Regional History Center will hold it's eighth annual Holy Cross walk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Holy Cross Cemetery, the burial place of many of Marquette's first French Canadian, Irish, German, Italian and Polish families, as well as the Catholic clergy and nuns.
During the walk, attendees will hear stories of the LaBonte storekeepers, the Deasy schoolteachers,the Paveglio stone carvers, Judge Flannigan and many more of Marquette's citizens. Participants will stroll through the 1860s tombstones that were moved from the Old Catholic Cemetery and hear about that now-abandoned cemetery in south Marquette.
Entry into Holy Cross Cemetery will be through the gate on Wright Street at the McClellan Street stoplight.
A $5 donation is requested to support future programs.
For more information, call the Marquette Regional History Center at 226-3571.
Miller exhibit at MACC
MARQUETTE - The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center's June exhibition will be "Beth Millner's painting and jewelry." Millner is a well-known jewelry maker in Marquette who owns her own self-titled shop on Washington Street. A collection of her paintings and jewelry will be on display. An artist reception is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 6.
For more information, call the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at 228-0472 or email email@example.com.
Marina Day event slated
COPPER HARBOR - As part of a nationwide observance, Copper Harbor State Harbor will celebrate National Marina Day on June 8.
Activities will include an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. with refreshments provided. Interested individuals can check out the amenities offered at the Marina and get a tour of the facility.
Author Charlie Eshbach will lead a guided hike of Hunter's Point at 4 p.m., leaving from the trail head in Copper Harbor State Harbor.
Special event in Michigamme
MICHIGAMME - The 6th Annual Camp Michigamme Day and Benefit Auction will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8 at 2110 U.S. 41 in Michigamme.
Activities will include a bounce house, games and crafts, music and face painting. The schedule is as follows: 11 to 11:45 a.m. worship at Hampton Chapel, noon to 1 p.m. buffet lunch and review of auction items, and 1 to 3 p.m. camp auction.
Sentinels to begin sampling
MARQUETTE - The Water Sentinels will conduct the first water sampling of the season June 8 on the streams of the Yellow Dog Plains. Participants will meet at 10 a.m. at the Huron Mountain Realty in Big Bay, and should bring a lunch.
The event typically ends around 5 p.m.
For more information, call Dave Allen at 228-9453 or John Rebers at 228-3617.
Lavender workshop offered
MARQUETTE - A workshop titled "Lavender me up" will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. June 19 at Flower Works LLC, 1007 N. Third St. in Marquette. Attendees will learn how to grow and harvest lavender in the Upper Peninsula.
The workshop will help Lake Superior Hospice to hand out lavender as a bereavement gift. Each participant will receive a lavender plant in a 7-inch pot.
Cost is $20, and $5 of each ticket will be donated to Lake Superior Hospice.
For more information or to sign up call 273-1335. Sign-up is required before June 9.
Sunday dance in Rock
ROCK - A dance will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. June 9 at the Rock Community/Senior Center, located at 3892 W. Mapleridge Road. Music will be provided by John Roman. Cost is $5 per person. There will also be a free-will donation for lunch.
For more information, call 356-6588. All proceeds will benefit the Senior Corporation.