Ken Ross, left, and Louis V. Galdieri, the producer/directors of the film "1913 Massacre" are shown outside the Calumet Theatre. Their film documents the tragic deaths of striking copper miners and their families that occurred on Christmas Eve 1913 at the Italian Hall in Calumet. (Photo courtesy of Peter White Library)
'1913 Massacre' screening slated
MARQUETTE - Documentary film fans and local history buffs will have the opportunity to view the documentary film "1913 Massacre" and meet the film's producers/directors at 7 p.m. June 24 in the Peter White Public Library Community Room.
Subtitled "A Film Inspired by a Woody Guthrie Song," the documentary follows singer/songwriter Arlo Guthrie to Calumet, a once-thriving mining town still haunted by the tragic events that inspired Woody Guthrie's ballad, "1913 Massacre." The film captures the last living witnesses of the 1913 tragedy, reconstructs Calumet's past from individual memories, family legends and songs, and traces the legacy of the Italian Hall disaster to the present day.
Co-producers/directors Louis V. Galdieri and Ken Ross, will lead a question and answer session after the screening. Galdieri is a writer and documentarian based in Brooklyn, N.Y., who has written screenplays and collaborated on film and TV projects. Before making films, he taught history and literature at the University of California-Berkeley and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Ken Ross is an award-winning director and cinematographer of documentaries, independent films, commercials, music videos and TV shows. Ross has taught film production and aesthetics Bard College, Vassar College and SUNY Purchase.
Admission is free, and a DVD sale and signing opportunity will follow the program. For more information, call the library at 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Used book sale at Peter White
MARQUETTE - The Friends of Peter White Public Library Used Book Sale begins with a presale at 6 p.m. Thursday and continue through Saturday in the Community Room. There will be a $5 entrance fee for Thursday evening presale; admission is free Friday and Saturday. Sale hours are will be 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; and 2:30 a.m to 2:45 p.m. Saturday (bag sale from 3 to 5 p.m.).
Proceeds from the sale help support library programs and collections. The Friends help to support the Storytelling Festival, Summer Reading Program, special exhibits, teen programs, special collections, audiobooks and more.
For more information, call Heather Steltenpohl at 228-7434 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Curriculum sale slated
MARQUETTE - The Upper Michigan Christian Home Educators annual curriculum sale will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bethel Baptist Church, 829 Grove St. in Marquette.
Those who plan to sell educational materials, and would like to reserve a table, may email Shannon Kemp at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 486-8802 and leave a message. Participants should arrive a half hour early for set up.
For more information, visit www.umche.org or call Ruth Hill at 486-4942.
Church offers wilderness survival
ISHPEMING - Wilderness survival classes for the whole family will be presented by Jay Peterson at 6:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Father's Heart Christian Fellowship, 801 Friendship Lane in Ishpeming.
Peterson has been teaching wilderness survival for 25 years, and will teach how to build a shelter and treat water for cooking and drinking, how to start and build a safe fire, and more.
The classes are free, however, a free-will offering will be accepted. RSVP to email@example.com or 485-4771.
Rummage sale at Big Bay church
BIG BAY - A rummage sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Community Presbyterian Church of Big Bay. The event will include Rada cutlery and church cookbooks.
For more information, call 345-9225 or 236-9111.
Family Fun Carnival in park
MARQUETTE - Child and Family Services of the U.P. will sponsor a Family Fun Carnival Saturday at Mattson Lower Harbor Park. This is an inexpensive day of fun and games for families with young children.
Votes are being collected for which of several well-known community members will get a pie in the face at the carnival, to vote, visit www.cfsup.org/PiePast2012.html. Votes cost $2 each. For more information, call Shelbi Lisecki at Child and Family at 228-4050.
Start the Cycle is a program that introduces at-risk youth to the sport of mountain biking. The goal is to give young people a focus that is more rewarding than negative behaviors they may be engaging in. The kids began training in January at Cycle Soliel in Marquette. Those who participate in and complete any segment of the Ore to Shore will be given a mountain bike to keep. For more information, call Laura Kelly at CFSUP, 228-4050.