Screening of 'The Great Gatsby'
MARQUETTE - Fall Flicks hosts a screening of "The Great Gatsby" at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8, in the Peter White Public Library Community Room, Marquette.
Set in the Roaring 20's, Nick Carraway, played by Tobey Maguire, a Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby, played by Leonardo DiCapprio. Nick is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.
"The Great Gatsby" was released in May 2013, is rated PG-13 and runs for 142 minutes.
Fall Flicks invites the public to bring their own takeout supper. For more information visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
CROP?Walk at Bethel Lutheran
ISHPEMING - The Marquette County CROP Walk 2013 will be held Oct. 6, at Bethel Lutheran Church, Ishpeming. Registration begins at 12:45 p.m. The trail route will take walkers joggers, strollers and hikers down the Heritage Trail toward Negaunee and back.
This year community members throughout Marquette County and some 2,000 cities and towns nationwide are raising money and joining together in interfaith community CROP Hunger Walks around the theme "Ending hunger one step at a time.
Locally, 25% of these monies will supply the food pantries of Salvation Army and St. Vincent DePaul Society across our county via Feeding America. 75% of all monies raised will support CROP's International efforts.
Parallel Parenting course at MGH
MARQUETTE - Marquette General Hospital's Women's & Children's Center is hosting a two day class Parallel Parenting from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Wednesday.
This two-day class is designed for parents who are separated, divorced, or never married. Parents will learn to parent their child effectively, doing the best job they can during the time they are with their child. They will learn to successfully parent alongside one another, while helping their child thrive.
For more information or to register, Call 225-3081.
Story time at Forsyth Library
GWINN - The Forsyth Township Public Library will hold story time at 11 a.m. Monday.
The library will offer a half-hour story time on the first and third Mondays of every month.
Children ages 3 years old and up, and their parents or caregivers, are welcome to attend and listen to stories.
Police Academy information
MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy will host an informational meeting for prospective applicants.
There are two sessions to choose from: Tuesday, or Wednesday. Each will be held at 5 p.m. in room 132 of the NMU Jacobetti Complex, Marquette.
Topic areas will include Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) requirements to enter the academy, NMU requirements to attend, an overview of the academy and an opportunity for questions.
The next NMU Regional Police Academy will run May 4-Aug. 19.
For more information or to sign up for a meeting, call 906-227-1408.
Leeman Road closing this week
SAGOLA - Leeman Road will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday and a portion of the day on Thursday. 700 feet east of the intersection with the Sturgeon Road in Sagola Township for Cross Culvert Replacement.
Winter gardening and dining
MARQUETTE - The Transition County Reading Group will discuss winter gardening and dining and the books "Backyard Winter Gardening" by Caleb Warnock and "The Four Seasons Farm Gardener's Cookbook" by Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman, at 7 p.m. Thursday, in the conference room of the Peter White Public Library, Marquette.
For more information call 226-3314 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alfredson Road closing this week
WAUCHEDAH -Alfredson Road in Wauchedah Township will be closed to traffic at the CN Rail Road crossing Thursday and Friday, reopen for the weekend, and will be closed once again Oct. 14 for rail road crossing upgrades.
Back on Track finance program
MARQUETTE - Back on Track, the personal finance education drop-in program, is available from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 9, in the Peter White Public Library's Conference room, Marquette.
Reserve time with Joan Vinette, Extension Educator with the Michigan State University Extension Service for a confidential session to deal with whatever financial roadblocks are in your way. Learn money management skills, how to set financial goals, assess your financial health and how to improve your money relationships. Sessions are individualized according to patrons needs. Drop ins are also welcome.
You call Ms. Vinette at 906-387-2530 or email at email@example.com.
For more information, call the Peter White Public Library at 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Mather Nursing Center Fall Bazaar
ISHPEMING - Mather Nursing Center Fall Bazaar is from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Friday.
There will be crafts, baked good and white elephant tables. There will be a raffle and 50/50 tickets and much more.
The drawing will be held at 11:30 a.m. for tickets purchased before Oct. 11. More drawings will take place at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Lunch is available: chili $2, Chili dog $2.50, and Sloppy Joes $2.
For more information or to make a donation, call 906-485-1073.
Archaeology Day Kids' Fair
MARQUETTE - The Marquette Regional History Center presents an "International Archaeology Day Kids' Fair" from noon to 3 p.m Oct. 19 at MRHC.
This Kids' Fair will introduce youth to archaeology through hands-on activities, storytelling, games and displays.
This is a family friendly event for all ages.
For more information, call 906-226-3571 or visit www.marquettehistory.org.
'Peaceable Kingdom' screening
MARQUETTE - Northern Vegans will be presenting a free screening of "Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home," at 6 p.m. Oct. 22, at the Peter White Public Library's Community room, Marquette .
Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home is a 78 minute documentary and has been the recipient of multiple awards.
Five farmers, an animal rescuer and a humane police officer each embark on a riveting journey of awakening conscience.
For more information, visit www.northernvegans.com
Pino Forastiere in concert Oct. 23
MARQUETTE - The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society Presents guitarist Pino Forastiere in concert at 7:30 P.M. Oct. 23 at the Marquette Federation of Women's Clubs clubhouse, 104 W. Ridge St. Marquette.
Born in Latronico, a small village in Southern Italy, Forastiere moved with his family to Rome in his early childhood. In 1992, he graduated from Santa Cecilia Conservatory with a degree in classical guitar, taking his final exam with a 10-string classical guitar.
He used the 10-string guitar to play baroque, contemporary and original repertoires. In 1996, after hearing the music of American guitarist Michael Hedges, Forastiere decided to pick up a six-string acoustic guitar, which is now his only instrument.
The steel string acoustic guitar has transformed his approach to music as described below.
Anil Prasad of Guitar Player Magazine wrote Forastiere "employs a dazzling blend of slapping, tapping, strumming, altered tunings and harmonics, combined with classical phrasing and a focus on distinct and addictive melodies."
Tickets are $12, may be purchased at the door or before the performance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or texting 248-953-6223
Lakeview Clothing Resale slated
NEGAUNEE - The Lakeview Parent Teacher Partnership Clothing Resale will be held Oct. 26-27. Anyone is eligible to buy or sell. For more information or to sign up to sell, call Jill Seppala at 362-5455 or Diane Faust at the S.H.I.N.E. Volunteer office at 475-0229.