Screening of 'The Great Escape'
MARQUETTE - Afternoon Classic Films presents a screening of "The Great Escape" at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Peter White Public Library Community Room, Marquette.
The film stars Steve McQueen, James Garner, Charles Bronson and James Coburn and is based on a true story.
A group of allied escape artist-type prisoners-of-war are all put in an 'escape proof' camp, yet, their leader decides to try to take out several hundred all at once. The first half of the film is played for comedy as the prisoners mostly outwit their jailers to dig the escape tunnel. The second half is high adventure as they use boats and trains and planes to get out of occupied Europe.
An Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee, "The Great Escape" was released in 1963, is shown in color and runs for 172 minutes. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
All Saints Day services held today
NEGAUNEE - All Saints Day services will be held at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. today at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Negaunee.
At 5 p.m. the annual memorial service will be held at the Negaunee Cemetery. Candles will be available to be placed at the grave sites of family and friends. Following the service the Negaunee historical society will host a program about past leaders of the community and serve refreshments at the fellowship hall of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Negaunee.
Jewelry making workshop Nov. 12
MARQUETTE -The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present a jewelry-making workshop from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Nov. 12, in the lower level of Peter White Public Library, Marquette.
Leila Martin, jewelry artist and owner of Bella Beads, will lead the workshop.
The fee is $20 for NCLL members and $25 for non-members. It covers instruction, tools, demo and materials for up to three one-of-a-kind, individually created pieces of jewelry. Register by calling 227-2979 by Monday
NMU?set to hold music seminar
MARQUETTE - The Northern Michigan music department will hold a music seminar at 4 p.m. Tuesday, in 111 Thomas Fine Arts, Marquette.
This is the third in a series of seminars focusing on various topics related to music education, but attendance at a previous session is not required.
For more information, call the music department at 227-2563.
Probus Superiorland to meet
MARQUETTE - Probus Superiorland will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the Bonanza Restaurant, Marquette.
Theresa Sell, Thrivent Financial consultant will be the speaker. Retirees are welcome. Please use the side door.
For more information, call 486-8613.
Community tailgating Tuesday
MARQUETTE - The Evening Morning Players of NMU will be holding a community tailgating party and can-drive before the NMU vs. Michigan Tech volleyball game at 5 p.m. Tuesday, in the Vandament parking lot, Marquette.
The Tailgating party starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m. The game starts at 7 p.m.
The party will be DJ'ed by Radio X and Main Street Pizza and Buffalo Wild Wings have donated food for the party. A two can,non-perishable, donation is suggested. No cash donations will be accepted.
Donations will be given to a local food pantry for the winter season. Donations do not cover entry into the game.
For more information, call Chris Durley 906-869-5051 or email email@example.com.
Ron Odegard to give presentation
ISHPEMING - Superiorland Woodturners will host Ron Odegard at 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the Bell Forest Products building, Ishpeming. Ron is a professional woodturner who specializes in spindle work, especially furniture repairs, ornaments and pens. Visitors are welcome.
For more information, call Norm Hefke at 249-5308.
Monthly meal at Messiah
MARQUETTE - Messiah Lutheran Church will host its monthly community meal at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, at the church in Marquette.
The meal will be a turkey dinner. For more information about this or other programs at Messiah, visit marquettelutherans.org or call 225-1119.
Community meal held in Gwinn
GWINN - A free community meal will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., Wednesday, from Grace Lutheran Church,Gwinn.
We are serving Chicken Casserole and dessert. Take outs after 6 p.m..
'We Steal Secrets' to be screened
MARQUETTE - DocuMonday presents the film "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks" at 7 p.m. Monday, at in the Peter White Public Library Community Room, Marquette. This documentary chronicles tells the story of the Sunshine Press launching the website WikiLeaks.org in 2006.
As run by Australian Internet activist Julian Assange, the site's mandate involved regularly publishing top-secret documents and covert information, often regarding governments and their respective military operations.
"We Steal Secrets" was released in July. It is rated R and runs for 127 minutes. For more information, call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info or.
'Fishing After Hours' presentation
MARQUETTE - The Fred Waara Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host "Fishing After Hours" at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, in the Board Room of The Landmark Inn, Marquette. Joe Wagner will present an update on the Escanaba River Watershed Project.
Joe is a Northern Michigan University graduate student in fisheries who has been hired by FWCTU to complete the surveys of the watershed and identify key areas for habitat work. The presentation will also include a report on this year's fish stocking work in the watershed. Light refreshments will be available after 5:30 p.m. All who are interested in cold water fisheries and conservation are invited.
'Hops for Hospice' Wednesday
MARQUETTE - Lake Superior Hospice is hosting Hops for Hospice, a fundraising event to benefit the Lake Superior Hospice Patient Care Fund from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ore Dock Brewing Co., Marquette. Single tickets are being sold for $30 and couples are $55.
Purchasing a ticket will provide guests with the opportunity to taste assorted beer from the Ore Dock Brewing Co., which will be paired with select cheeses, and a variety sandwiches from the Huron Earth Deli.
Enjoy live acoustic guitar music by Jason Vajda and participate in raffle prize drawings for a chance to win some beautiful gifts from local businesses around Marquette. With a commitment to patient comfort and care Lake Superior Hospice recently created the Patient Care Fund. This fund is a program organized to help meet the needs of patients and their families while under the care of Lake Superior Hospice.
Patients often have specific needs that would increase their quality of life and comfort but are not affordable for the family. This fund will allow LSH to meet the needs of patients and ensure their comfort while in hospice care by providing for needs that are not covered by insurance and are simply beyond the means of the family.
To purchase your Hops for Hospice tickets, call Lake Superior Hospice at 906-225-7760 or order online at lakesuperiorhospice.brownpapertickets.com/.
Parent-teacher conferences held
MARQUETTE - Parent-teacher conferences will be held at from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, and from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Marquette Senior High School, Marquette.
Parents are asked to register upon entering the building at the canopy entrance. Marquette Senior High School students will dismiss at 10:45 a.m.?Thursday. A full day of school will be held Friday.