Group to discuss Hillerman novel
MARQUETTE - Once Upon A Crime, the mystery lovers book group, will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 in the Peter White Public Library Dandelion Cottage Room to discuss "The Blessing Way" by Tony Hillerman, first in a series. Navajo Tribal Police Lt. Joe Leaphorn cannot help but suspect the hand of a supernatural killer when the victim is discovered in a high lonely place, seemingly devoid of tracks or useful clues.
New members are welcome. For more information, call Caroline Jordan at 226-4312.
Negaunee Band concerts begin
NEGAUNEE - The Negaunee City Band will begin its free summer concert series at 7:30 p.m. June 12 at the Outdoor Performing Arts Center at the east end of Iron Street. The band will play weekly though Aug. 7, with all concerts scheduled for Wednesday evenings. Some seating is available, but attendees may wish to bring their own chairs.
The band also will participate in several parades, including the Firemen's Memorial Parade today in Negaunee. The band will march in Negaunee's Pioneer Days Parade on July 13, Ishpeming's Independence Day Parade, and the Gwinn Fun Daze Parade on July 27. The latter appearance also will include a concert.
Summer Market vendors sought
WEST BRANCH - Reservations are being accepted for the South County Fund Committee Summer Market, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 29 at the West Branch Township Hall, Skandia. Vendors can reserve a spot to sell crafts, flea market items or farmer's market produce.
Send information and a $10 entry fee to South County Fund Committee, P.O. Box 81, Skandia, MI 49885.
UP SERA to meet in Esky
ESCANABA - The Upper Peninsula Chapter 16 of the State Employee Retirees Association will hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. June 10 in the conference room of the state office building, Escanaba. President Andrews will give a special report regarding health care insurance. All members and their guests are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Altered Book workshop offered
MARQUETTE - A workshop titled "Altered Books: Creating Artwork from your shelf" will be offered from 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 12, 19 and 26 at the Marquette Regional History Center. Participants will learn how to use tossed-away texts to make them into a sculptural piece.
Leading the class will be Amber Edmondson, Raja Johnson-Howe, Betsy Rutz and Nicole Corne. No prior experience is necessary. A suggested tool list will be provided upon registration. The class costs $15 for materials and $30 for registration and is open to ages 12 and up. Classes are limited to 12 students.
For more information or to register, call 226-3571.
NCLL offers leather workshop
MARQUETTE - The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present a workshop on making leather belts from 1 to 3 p.m. June 13, in the craft room at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans.
Leather worker Al Winfield will teach participants how to make an assortment of leather belts-from narrow to wide-and how to emboss and stain the leather. This event costs $10 for NCLL members, $15 for others. Registration deadline is June 4; call 227-2979.
Trout seminar at NMU
MARQUETTE - A Northern Michigan University biology seminar will be presented at 1 p.m. June 10, in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building. The public is invited.
The title of the presentation is "Fluvial and Adfluvial Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) Movement Patterns within Sevenmile Creek and Mosquito River, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan." It will be presented by master's degree candidate Robert Cross.
For more information, call 227-2310.
Historical society to meet
CHAMPION - The Champion/Beacon/Humboldt Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. June 11 in the Champion Township office, located at U.S. 41 in Champion. All are invited.
Steelworkers retirees to meet
NEGAUNEE - The Marquette Range Steelworkers Retirees Club will meet at 1 p.m. June 12 at Ronn Hall in Negaunee. New members are welcome.
Inaugural state rally planned
SKANDIA - Christian Motorcycle Association will hold its inaugural U.P. Michigan State Rally June 14-16 at the U.P. Bible Camp, 430 Bible Camp Drive in Skandia. Special speakers will be Roger and Rayleen Wilson, CMA Evangelists. All are welcome.
For more information, call the CMA U.P. State Coordinators Jim and Terry Sayatovich at 906-281-4521 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grant applications available
MARQUETTE - The Marquette County Community Foundation and United Way of Marquette County are inviting local nonprofit organizations to apply for funding available through the George W. Romney Endowment Fund at the Marquette County Community Foundation. Only registered 501(c) 3 nonprofit organizations may apply for program funding that involves volunteer projects in Marquette County or for the purpose of increasing awareness and participation in volunteer efforts.
Grant applications are available online at www.marquettecountycommunityfoundation.org. The deadline for grant applications is June 14.
For more information or to have an application emailed, call Gail Anthony at the Marquette County Community Foundation at 226-7666 or Barb Meyer at United Way of Marquette County at 226-8171.
Summer camp at MooseWood
MARQUETTE - MooseWood Nature Center in Marquette is offering Natural Fun with Stories and Crafts, a new summer camp for children age 3 to 10. This weeklong camp will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. June 24-28.
Local event coordinator Marcia Parkkonen will lead the camp with activities that will include crafts, music and games centered on the themes: A Glimpse of Nature's Wonders, Rock It Around the Block, Water Water Everywhere, Creating With Colors, and Celebrating The U.P.'s Sunshine. Snacks and supplies are provided. Cost for this program is $65 for Moosewood members, $75 for others. Children younger than 4 must have a care provider with them.
Space is limited, and preregistration is requested prior to June 17. For information or to register, call 228-6250 or email email@example.com.