Library to screen documentary
MARQUETTE - DocuMonday presents the documentary film "Waking Sleeping Beauty" at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Peter White Public Library Community Room.
By the mid-1980s, the fabled animation studios of Walt Disney had fallen on hard times. The artists were polarized between newcomers hungry to innovate and old timers not yet ready to relinquish control. These conditions produced a series of box office flops and pessimistic forecasts: maybe the best days of animation were over. Maybe the public didn't care. Only a miracle, or a magic spell, could produce a happy ending. Waking Sleeping Beauty is no fairy tale. It's the true story of how Disney regained its magic with a staggering output of hits - "Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast," "Aladdin," "The Lion King" and more - over a 10-year period.
"Waking Sleeping Beauty" was released in 2010, is rated PG and runs for 86 minutes.
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.
Graveraet 1953 to meet
HARVEY - The Graveraet Class of 1953 will complete gatherings for the year with a 9 a.m. breakfast Friday at Wahlstrom's Restaurant in Harvey. For more information, call 249-1521.
Youth Day at Rod, Gun Club
NEGAUNEE - The Ishpeming-Negaunee-NICE Community Education Division is taking registrations for the annual Youth Day sponsored by the U.P. Whitetails Association of Marquette County and the Negaunee Rod and Gun Club. Youth Day is free to youths age 8-16 and will begin with registration at 9 a.m. Sept. 7 at the Negaunee Rod and Gun Club. Space is limited to 140 entries. Sept. 2 is the last day to register.
Events include air rifle, .22 rifle, archery, shotgun and others. Prizes will be awarded in the three age categories. Equipment and ammo will be provided. Parents who cannot attend will be asked to sign a permission slip at the club.
Children age 8-9 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information or to register, call 475-4173.
Messiah to serve monthly meal
MARQUETTE - Messiah Lutheran Church, 305 W. Magnetic St. in Marquette, will host its monthly community meal Sept. 4. A ham and broccoli casserole dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome.
For more information, visit www.marquettelutherans.org or call 225-1119.
IHS 1955 to meet
GWINN - The Ishpeming High School Class of 1955 will meet for lunch at noon Sept. 5 at the UP North Lodge in Gwinn.
For more information, call Beverly Ninnis Martin at 906-428-9119 or e-mail lkmartin37 @yahoo.com.
Coffee House Series resumes
MARQUETTE - The Beaumier Coffee House Series at Northern Michigan University will return at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 in the Peter White Lounge of the University Center, with an opening concert featuring original artists from Marquette: Tyler Detloff, Heather Evans and Sunset Machine. Admission is free.
Detloff and Evans are singer/songwriters known for their solo work and as members of other groups. Both play in the band Lost Dog & the Big Hustle. Detloff also plays with Kiddy/Wompus, while Evans played last year at the Coffee House in the duo, Team Awesome. They will join forces at the Beaumier series, backing up each other on their original solo tunes. They recently released a joint cassette titled "Strange Soil."
Sunset Machine is an eclectic, independent band focusing on original songs and music. The core of the group are songwriters Tony Parlatto and Joe Secreast, with a host of guest musicians. With influences that range from Bob Dylan and Wilco to indie pop and alt rock to 70s funk and rhythm and blues, the Machine are all over the map in a way that makes each trip with them an adventure. Sunset Machine is currently at work recording and mixing its first CD.
This concert is funded in part by a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
Golf scramble fundraiser slated
MARQUETTE - A Memorial Golf Scramble for Grant Henriksen will take place with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Sept. 8 at Gentz's Homestead Golf Course.
The memorial will include nine holes and four-person teams. Cost of $45 per person includes cart and meal at Marquette Mountain. There is an 18-team maximum.
All of the proceeds will go to Upper Peninsula families who have a child battling cancer.
For more information, to purchase extra meal tickets or to donate prices, call Tracy Henriksen at 250-0051, Greg Dix at 271-0400 or Kelli Genshaw at 225-1990.
To register a team, call 250-0051.
Group to discuss Cleverly novel
MARQUETTE - The Once Upon A Crime Book Group's new theme is She/He or He/She - mysteries by a female author with a male detective or a male author with a female detective. The group will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Dandelion Cottage Room at the Peter White Public Library to discuss "The Last Kashmiri Rose" by Barbara Cleverly.
Conjuring up the last golden days of the Raj and the turbulent early ones of Indian rule, this suspenseful and atmospheric first novel draws the governor of Bengal, local police authorities, and visiting Scotland Yard detective Joe Sandilands into an increasingly baffling and bizarre case of serial murder. It is 1922, in Panikhat. I
n March of each of the past five years the wife of an officer in the Bengal Greys has met with a violent and terrifying death. On the anniversary of the deaths small red roses mysteriously appear on the women's graves. With only a few days to go before the end of March and with faith in the new Western science of psychological profiling, Joe Sandilands finds himself running a race against time and a serial killer who alone knows the recipient of the next Kashmiri rose.
New members are welcome.
For more information, call Caroline Jordan at 228-9953.
Out of Darkness walk at Al Quaal
ISHPEMING - The annual Out of the Darkness walk will begin with registration at 9 a.m. and the walk taking place at 10 a.m. Sept. 7 at the Al Quaal Recreation Area, Ishpeming. Registration costs $20 and participants will receive a T-shirt. For more information, call 228-9699, ext. 23.
The walk is meant to support suicide prevention, ending the stigma of seeking help, and recognizing loved ones who are gone. Part of the proceeds will be used to fund local suicide prevention programs and help families affected by suicide. The rest will be used by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to fund their research and advocacy nationwide.
Gala to aid health groups
MARQUETTE - The Superior Health Foundation's Annual Gala will be held Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Holiday Inn in Marquette.
Proceeds from the 2013 Gala will be equally divided to benefit the Superior Health Foundation and the Upper Peninsula Diabetes and Outreach Network to help cover the expenses of a peninsulawide telephonic diabetes self-management support program to enhance access to care and improved outcomes for people living with diabetes.
Seats cost $100 each or $150 for a couple. For more information, call the Superior Health Foundation at 225-6914 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot(s).
Run-Walk fundraiser in Champion
CHAMPION - A 5K and 10K Peshekee River Run/Walk will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 8. Registration will be from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church on U.S. 41 in Champion. Applications are available at www.upprrc.org.
All profits will go toward rebuilding the main lodge, which was destroyed by a fire last February at Camp Sagola, a Seventh Day Adventist Church retreat/youth campground in the Upper Peninsula.
Beading class offered in Calumet
CALUMET - An open glass beadmaking studio led by Joan Heuvelhorst will take place from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Calumet Art Center, 57055 Fifth St., Calumet.
The cost of the class is $20, plus a standard fee for materials.
Sunday dance in Rock
ROCK - A dance will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Rock Community/Senior Center, 3892 W. Mapleridge Road in Rock. Music will be provided by Will Kilpela and Kenny. Admission is $5 per person with a lunch available by free-will donation.
For more information, call 356-6588. All proceeds will benefit the Senior Corporation.
St. Rita Fall Festival slated
TRENARY - The annual St. Rita Parish of Trenary Fall Festival will be held Sept. 8 on the parish grounds. A harvest dinner featuring turkey and homemade pie will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parish hall. Dinner tickets cost $9 for adults and $4 for children 6 and older. Take-out dinners will be available.
The festival will include games and activities, crafts, baked goods and music by Maudie.
A raffle drawing will be held at 4 p.m.