'Conservation Movement' program
MARQUETTE - The Marquette Regional History Center presents "History of the Conservation Movement" at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Marquette Regional History Center in Marquette.
Robert Archibald, former president of the Missouri History Museum, will present this program about the conservation movement.
There is a $5 suggested donation at the door for this event. For more information, call 226-3571 or visit www.marquettehistory.org.
Amazonian presentation at NMU
MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University will host a presentation titled, "Amazonian Dark Earths and Their Implications for the Conservation and Development of the Region" at 7 p.m. Monday in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building in Marquette.
Antoinette M.G.A. WinklerPrins, director of the environmental studies program at John Hopkins University, will be the featured speaker.
Little League nominations
MARQUETTE - The Marquette Little League Executive Committee is accepting nominations for all executive board positions.
Interested parties need to be present at 6 p.m Monday in room 103 of the Marquette City Hall in Marquette.
Nominations will be accepted and elections will be held at that meeting.
Harvest Moon 5K Run/Walk
ESCANABA - The Northern Lights YMCA will be hosting the Harvest Moon 5K Run/Walk beginning at 8 p.m. Friday at the YMCA Delta Center in Escanaba.
The race will begin at 8 p.m. with the course starting and ending at the YMCA.
The cost of the race is $22 per participant until 10 p.m. Monday. Participants will receive glow accessories, a long-sleeved t-shirt and goodie bags.
Following the race there will be an awards ceremony, entertainment and refreshments.
To register, volunteer or obtain more information, call the YMCA front desk at 789-0005.
Range of Motion Swim Program
ISHPEMING - The Ishpeming-Negaunee-NICE Community Schools will start its Range of Motion Swim Program at 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at the Ishpeming High School pool, Ishpeming.
ROM H2O is a gentle range of motion non-aerobic exercise program in shallow water, just what you might need if you have limited mobility. A staircase is on site.
This class will run for 6 weeks from on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Cost for the 6 week class is $30 for one day, $40 for two days and $50 for three days.
For more information or to register, call community schools at 475-4173.
Republic's Scholastic Book Fair
REPUBLIC - The R.M. School/Public Library will sponsor a Scholastic Book Fair from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the library in Republic. Thursday will be family night and there will be refreshments and drawings.
Shopping online is also available and the school library will get the credits.
For more information, call 376-2277 ext. 191, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.
Slip Casting/Mold Making program
MARQUETTE - The Lake Superior Art Association presents an evening with Dan Jarvis, a program on "Ceramic Slip Casting and Mold Making," at 7 p.m. Monday at the Marquette Arts and Culture Center in Marquette.
Jarvis has taught ceramics at Ohio State University and has done classes in hand building with plaster molds and mask making with neoprene through the Marquette Arts and Culture Center.
For more information, call 250-7364.
Peninsula Bank's grand opening
MARQUETTE - Peninsula Bank to celebrate Grand Opening of new Marquette Branch Tuesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and refreshments.
During the day and continuing through Nov. 15, giveaways will be offered and customers and non-customers will be able to register to win a variety of prizes.
Customers and non-customers can enter the drawing additional times for each new account opened and for each time they bring canned foods donations which will be distributed to the Salvation Army and St. Vincent De Paul.
Prizes drawings will be held Nov. 18. No purchase is necessary to enter and win.
For more information, call the Marquette branch of the Peninsula Bank at 228-3933.
Hunger ministries presentation
ISHPEMING - Dave and Mary Lou Blomquist will speak at 6 p.m. Tuersday at Bethany Lutheran Church in Ishpeming.
Mary Lou will talk about hunger ministries and how congregations can support local and worldwide efforts to fight hunger.
She is the chair of the Northern Great Lakes Synod's World Hunger Committee. Dave Blomquist, who is chairman of the synod's Prison Ministries Committee, will talk about his 20-year experience with prison ministries and ways congregations can become involved.
'Ghostbusters' screening Thursday
MARQUETTE - Peter White Public Library Film Club will screen "Ghostbusters" at 1 p.m. Thursday in the library's Community Room.
Starring Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd as unemployed parapsychologists, the two men set themselves up asGhostbusters to rid New York of evil, monstrous apparitions that are taking over the city.
Co-starring Sigourney Weaver, the two-time Oscar nominated film was released in 1984, is rated PG and runs for 105 minutes. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Finnish folk duo to perform
NEGAUNEE - Finnish folk duo to perform at 2 p.m. today at the Negaunee Theater in Negaunee.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door, or at Johnson Drugstore in Ishpeming or Snowbound Books in Marquette.
AALLOTAR is a character from Finland's national epic "Kalevala," a daughter of the waves.
Accordionist Teija Niku and violinist Sara Pajunen began performing Finnish folk music at an early age.
Niku, from Haapavesi, Finland, plays the same 2-row accordion on which she explored Finnish polka repertoire as a child. She won the Finnish Folk Championship twice.
Pajunen, one "of the most ambitious and notable practitioners of Finnish folk music outside of Finland," traveled to Finland from her native Hibbing, Minn., every four years as a child to perform.
Aallotar's physical and cultural separations allow a unique probing of both traditional and personal music.
The music of Aallotar is an exploration of those differences, with the intent to create new harmonies that bridge the expanses which water has filled.
Free seminar Medicare
ISHPEMING - In partnership with the Ishpeming Senior Center, UPCAP's Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) is offering a free seminar to help folks new to Medicare understand their benefits and choices from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Ishpeming Senior Center.
Registration is required so call 786-4701, or simply dialing 2-1-1 and indicating your desire to register for the "Welcome to Medicare" event in Ishpeming Tuesday.
For more information on MMAP, call 786-4701 or dial 2-1-1 from anywhere in the U.P.
MTU alum's informal evening out
MARQUETTE - The Marquette County Chapter of the Michigan Tech Alumni Association is sponsoring an informal evening out from 6to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. in Marquette.
The chapter invites area alumni and their guest to gather to network with fellow alumni and to discuss what is happening on campus and talk about future events.
Complimentary snacks with the cash bar will be served.
For more information or to sign up, visit www.huskylink.mtu.edu or call 877-688-2586.
Negaunee beautification to meet
NEGAUNEE -Negaunee Beautification Committee will hold its final gathering with a split work session at the Miners Park and the Pocket Park at 6 p.m. Wednesday and then will meet at 7 p.m. at the Midtown Bakery in Negaunee.
Everyone is welcome to attend and no gardening experience is required.
For more information, call Anna Mattson at 475-5058.
Free child identification program
MARQUETTE - The Marquette Masonic Lodge No. 101 and the Marquette Alger Great Start Collaborative will be providing a free child identification program 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Marquette/Alger RESA location at 321 E. Ohio St. in Marquette.
Each child that goes through the process will receive a dental impression as well as a CD containing a photo, video, digital fingerprints and their vital information. Parents or guardians of children who participate must be present and fill out a permission slip for the child to receive this service.
Children who have already received the service are encouraged to repeat the process every two years to keep the information in the completed packets current.
The Michigan Child Identification Program provides the family with everything needed for the Amber Alert System. For more information, call 989-466-3087 or visit www.michiganchildid.org.
Dog Nights at library Oct. 17
MARQUETTE - Dog Nights will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Peter White Public Library Children's Room in Marquette.
Increase your reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a friendly dog. For more information, call 226-4320 or visit www.pwpl.info.