Blues concert at Peter White
MARQUETTE - Music lovers may bring lawn chairs and blankets for Flat Broke Blues Band's "Live and Outside" concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 29 on the Front Street lawn of the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.
In case of rain, the event will be held in the Community Room on the lower level of the library.
Admission is free, due to sponsorship by the Marquette Area Blues Society and the library's Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund.
For more information, call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Open house at Lakestate Industries
MARQUETTE - Lakestate Industries, which offers employment services to people with disabilities in Marquette County is now open at 2372 U.S. 41 West in Marquette. The site was previously used as the Marquette Activity Center.
Pathways has been instrumental in helping to bring this project to fruition by allowing use of this building.
There are currently 45 people being served in Marquette, with more workers added weekly. Workers do a variety of jobs including sorting confidential documents, shredding confidential documents, making fire starters, delivering Action Newspapers, mowing lawns and performing janitorial services for area businesses.
More information will be available at a Lakestate Industries open house from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Direct questions to 906-786-9212 or 906-225-7340.
Concert fundraiser in Manistique
MANISTIQUE - Baritone Roger Chard and concert pianist Maurita Peterson Holland will offer an evening of show tunes at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Manistique Public Library. Tickets for the concert, a fundraiser for the Lake Effect Community Arts Center, cost $15 per person and are available at the Mustard Seed and the Lake Effect Art Gallery at Traders Point in Manistique. Non-residents may call 906-283-3431 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Seating is limited.
The performance will include approximately 90 minutess of music followed by a reception with the artists and refreshments. For more information, visit www.LakeEffectArts.org.
Youth acting camp in Negaunee
NEGAUNEE - A Negaunee Acting Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 26-30 in Negaunee. The program is for youth 6-18 and costs $75 per youth; scholarships are available.
Youth will be introduced to all aspects of acting, music and dance while working on a final production.
Library to screen 'Cloud Atlas'
MARQUETTE - Summer Cinema will present the final film of the season with a screening of "Cloud Atlas" at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 29 in the Peter White Public Library Community Room.
Starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Jim Broadbent, "Cloud Atlas" is a powerful and inspiring epic drama that explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future.
Based on award-winning novel by David Mitchell, the film was released in 2012, is rated R, and runs for 172 minutes.
The public may bring a take-out supper and enjoy this recently released feature film in a dinner theater setting.
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.
Historical society to meet
ISHPEMING - The next meeting of the Ishpeming Area Historical Society will take place at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27 in the Fellowship Hall of Trinity Lutheran Church, 414 E. Ridge St. in Ishpeming. New exhibits and plans for fall events will be discussed.
All members and other interested persons are welcome. For more information, call the society president at 486-8678.
Board of health to meet
MARQUETTE - The regular monthly meeting of the Marquette County Board of Health will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 28 in room 231 of the Henry A. Skewis Courthouse Annex, Marquette.
For more information, visit www.mqthealth.org.
CROP Walk kickoff slated
ISHPEMING - Those who wish to organize CROP Walk participation in their faith community or service organization are invited to a recruiter kick-off event for the Fifth Annual Marquette County CROP Hunger Walk (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Ishpeming, and again on Oct. 6 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette.
CROP Walks are communitywide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local volunteers to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. This kickoff will provide materials, information and instructions about the Oct. 6 CROP Hunger Walk including online fund raising options, organization of teams and walk information packets.
For more information about volunteering for this event, call the Rev. Katherine Finegan at 228-2300 or Marcia Parkkonen at 906-360-1590 online at www.Churchworldservice.org.
WHS selling Croatian chicken
ISHPEMING - Westwood High School is holding a fundraising Croatian chicken dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Aug. 30. Dinner tickets cost $10 for a half chicken, $6 for quarter chicken. Tickets are available at the WHS office between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. or from WHS fall athletes.
For more information, call 485-1023.
VFW barbecue planned
GWINN - The Gwinn VFW 5670 and Men's Auxiliary will host a chicken barbecue with eat-in or take-out available after 4 p.m. Aug. 31 at the VFW Post.
Tickets cost $9 and may be purchased at the post. Dinners are limited to 140. Milk and coffee also will be served.
Rock parade set for Aug. 31
ROCK - A Labor Day parade will take place at noon Aug. 31 at the Rock Lions Clubhouse grounds along M-35 in Rock. The theme of the parade is "Remember the '70s." Activities will follow.
This Labor Day event is a fundraiser for the Rock Lions. For more information, call 356-6203.
Cedar River Bridge Walk slated
CEDAR RIVER - The Sept. 1 Cedar River Bridge Walk will be attended by Michigan State Representative of the 108th Congressional District, Ed McBroom of Dickinson County.
McBroom will open the ceremony at 10:45 a.m. by singing the "Star Spangled Banner" in Cedar River, Mich., at Camp O Road adjacent to the Light House Pub and Grill.
The bridge walk will follow at 11 a.m. going north on M-35 across the Cedar River to the township hall on Old Mill Lane.