Daisy fundraiser slated at mall
MARQUETTE - A group of Northern Michigan University students has organized a fundraiser called "Draw the Line with Daisies" to raise awareness of honor killings in Pakistan and support efforts to decrease them.
The students, who are enrolled in an international health issues class, chose daisies to represent their cause because the flowers embody simplicity, patience, strength and beauty. The fundraiser will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Westwood Mall in Marquette.
Daisy seeds will be sold for $5 per packet and potted daisy plants for $10. All proceeds will be donated to the United Nations Development Fund for Women.
For more information, visit www.internationalhealth2013.weebly.com.
Scout troop collecting can
ISHPEMING - Boy Scout Troop 321 of Ishpeming will conduct a returnable can and bottle drive from 2 to 5 p.m. today. Returnables may be placed in a bag and set in the front of homes.
For those in rural areas, the Scout trailer will be at the Ski Hall of Fame to accept drop offs.
Block party planned in Harvey
HARVEY - The 6th Annual Silver Creek Church Neighborhood Block Party will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 17 at Silver Creek Church, 219 Silver Creek Road in Harvey. This free event includes giving backpacks, school supplies and clothing to area youths in need.
To help provide a sufficient amount of backpacks, school supplies and clothing for children attending the Block Party, a Clothing & School Supply Drive will be held throughout the Marquette and Gwinn communities July 15 through Aug. 9. Drop-off locations include Snyder Drug and Headlines Hair Studio in Harvey, Snyder Drug in Gwinn, You've Been Framed in Ishpeming and the U.P. Children's Museum, Westwood Mall and YMCA of Marquette.
The block party is being held in conjunction with National Night Out. For more information, visit www.silvercreekblockparty.org or call the church office at 249-1715.
Library to host Harry Potter event
MARQUETTE - Celebrate the Magic! Fifteen Years of Harry Potter will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Peter White Public Library Community Room. Harry Potter fans of all ages are welcome at this free event. Activities will include crafts, games, snacks and a costume contest.
For more information, call 226-4323, ask at the Youth Services Desk or visit www.pwpl.info.
NARFE plans annual picnic
MARQUETTE - NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees) Chapter 1900 will hold its annual pasty picnic and memorial service at noon Wednesday at the Crossroads Restaurant/Bar in Marquette.
Cost for the meal is $7.50. For more information, call 249-1610.
Beautification group to meet
NEGAUNEE - The Negaunee Beautification Committee will have a work bee at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the pavilion at Miners Park, with a meeting to follow immediately afterward. Perennial planting, weeding and project planning will take place. No gardening experience is needed and everyone is welcome.
For more information call Anna Mattson at 362-8160.
SERA to hear from attorney
MARQUETTE - State Retirees Lake Superior Chapter will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Marquette Senior Center for regular business and a presentation on "End of Life Issues and Planning" by attorney Amanda Filizetti of the Wideman Law Center.
Discussion and question-and-answer time will follow the presentation; a SERA plus representative is expected to attend. Reservations are not necessary.
For more information, call Tony Grudnoski at 228-8670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Father Marquette talk at MACC
MARQUETTE - The Marquette Regional History Center will present "Father Marquette and the 17th Century" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the center.
The program will begin with a discussion by Jon Magnuson about the Jesuits who explored the upper Great Lakes. Jim Paquette will then share the 17th century archaeological discoveries in Marquette County and what they may tell us about the people who lived here. There will be examples of early maps, navigational tools and artifacts to examine.
There is a $5 suggested donation. For more information, call 226-3571 or visit www.marquettehistory.org.
Library to screen 'Gettysburg'
MARQUETTE - In honor of the 150th anniversary of the decisive battle of the American Civil War, the Peter White Public Library Film Club will hold a screening of the film "Gettysburg" at 1 p.m. Thursday in the library's Community Room.
Based on the novel "The Killer Angels" by Michael Shaara, the film features thousands of civil war re-enactors marching on the exact Pennsylvania ground where the federal army and the army of North Virginia fought in 1863.
Starring Tom Berenger, Jeff Daniels and Martin Sheen, "Gettysburg" was released in 1993, is rated PG and runs for 271 minutes. Light refreshments will be served.
Admission is free due to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library.
For information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Band to perform patriotic music
MARQUETTE - The Marquette City Band will perform at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Marquette Regional History Center. The concert "Our Musical Heritage" will include patriotic and American music including marches, "A Copland Tribute," a medley of popular songs from the early 20th century, and a euphonium solo by Jacob Barnby.
This concert begins earlier than the usual Marquette City Band concerts.
Poets to read at gallery
MARQUETTE - A poetry reading featuring Jonathan Johnson, Russell Thorburn, Claudia Drosen and Alex Gubbins will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Oasis Gallery in downtown Marquette.
These authors will read selections from their work, and include new poetry inspired by "Moments of Vietnam," an exhibition of Kyra Sido's photographs that will be displayed at the gallery through July 30.
A $2 donation is requested.
Group to read 'Tartuffe'
MARQUETTE - Readers Theater will hold a reading of Moliere's "Tartuffe" at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Peter White Public Library Shiras Room.
Tartuffe is one of Moliere's theatrical comedies. When the religious hypocrite Tartuffe ingratiates himself with Orgon and his mother he is taken into their home and promised Orgon's daughter's hand in marriage (even as he secretly attempts to seduce Orgon's wife). The play sharply satirizes blind hypocrisy, religious piety, and deceit in irreverent rhymed verse.
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.
Health talks offered in Marquette
MARQUETTE - Two free health talks will be offered by licensed naturopathic family medicine physician Jessica Nagelkirk. The first is Balance Hormones Naturally from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at L'Attitude Cafe. The event is RSVP only, and space is limited. To register, call 1-888-533-0468.
The second program, Naturopathic Medicine and You, will be held from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Peter White Public Library.
Nat'l. Night Out planned
MARQUETTE - National Night Out, an annual community celebration bringing neighbors together, will take place the week of Aug. 3. Community members are being sought to serve as party hosts. The hosts will organize and host neighborhood parties between Aug. 3 and Aug. 11. The alcohol-free and family-friendly "Night Out" parties can take place in either the evening or as National "Noon Out" lunch time events.
For information or to register to host a party, call the Triad office at 485-1782.
Parties must be registered by July 19.