'The UP?ABCs' book sale in Palmer
MARQUETTE - Palmer - Richmond Township Library invites all readers to meet Emily Richards, author of the children's book, "The UP ABC's," at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Township Library in Palmer.
A book sale and signing opportunity will follow. For more information, visit www.uproc.lib.mi.us/rich or call 475-5241.
IHS?Class of 1956 meets Monday
ISHPEMING - The Ishpeming High School Class of 1956 meets at noon Monday in the private dining area of the Jasper Ridge Brewery in Ishpeming.
A year in Germany presentation
MARQUETTE - Maureen and Randy Jensen of the Marquette Lions Club will host a presentation of their year spent in Germany at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Landmark Inn in the Sky Room in Marquette.
The public is welcome and dinner is ordered off the menu.
'Solar Mamas' doc to be screened
MARQUETTE - The documentary "Solar Mamas," which follows a Jordanian woman who went to India to learn to build a solar power system, will be shown at 7 p.m. Monday in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building of Northern Michigan University.
A discussion will follow about how modern education empowers women throughout the world.
'Tasty Reads' book discussion
MARQUETTE - Tasty Reads, a book group for readers who love to cook, will meet for a lunchtime book discussion from noon to 1 p.m. Monday in the Peter White Public Library's Shiras Room in Marquette.
This month's discussion centers on the book, "Modern Food Gifts" by Martha Gill.
"Modern Food Gifts" describes how to create original, beautiful gifts of food for friends and family without painstaking preparation. The author shows how to envelop Asian noodles in delicate colored papers, arrange tea and coffee accoutrements in cigar boxes, flavor sugars, toast hazelnuts, infuse vodka and more.
Gorgeous ribbons, papers, and containers mix with whimsical flea market, antique shop, and hardware store finds to produce gifts that are stunning, unique, and always modern. With simple instructions, recipes, and a complete Resource Guide, Modern Food Gifts provides everything needed for holiday and year-round gift giving.
Participants are invited enjoy a sample recipe inspired by the book and new members are always welcome.
The Tasty Reads meets the third Monday of each month at the library.
For more information, call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Wreath-making class Wednesday
MARQUETTE - A wreath making class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at 1007 North Third St. in Marquette. The cost is $30.
For more information or to sign up, call 273-1335 before Monday.
MARQUETTE - NMU international students and International Programs Office staff will lead a discussion titled "Why Does Internationalization Matter to You?" from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in 2101 Hedgcock of Northern Michigan University.
An international trivia game night will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Whitman Hall commons.
First Baptist's community meal
MARQUETTE - The First Baptist Church will be holding a community meal from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Wednesday at 195 N. Billings St. in Gwinn.
The theme is a taco bar. Take out is available after 6 p.m. For more information, call Mike Payne at 235-6538 or the church office at 346-6115.
Improve Troupe delivers fall show
ISHPEMING - The Westwood Improv Troupe will present its fall show at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Joy Center at 1492 Southwood Drive in Ishpeming.
Other show times are 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at Westwood Auditorium and 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at Westwood Auditorium. Admission is $5 for students, $10 for adults. Children under 10 are admitted free.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free seminar on Medicare benefits
MARQUETTE - In partnership with the Marquette Adult Day Services, UPCAP's Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program is offering a free seminar to help area residents new to Medicare understand their benefits and choices from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday in the Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette
There is no charge to attend the informational event and a helpful workbook will be provided to each participant.
Registration is required and can be made by calling 786-4701, or by dialing 2-1-1 and to registering for the "Welcome to Medicare" event in Marquette on Wednesday.
For more information on MMAP, call 786-4701 or dial 2-1-1 from anywhere in the U.P.
'Monsters University' screening
MARQUETTE -Fall Flicks invites the public to a screening of "Monsters University" at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Peter White Public Library Community Room in Marquette.
This animated feature film takes a trip back in time to when those star Monsters, Inc., employees were young students. Long before they were lurking in closets for a living, Mike and Sulley were just two Scaring majors at Monsters University, dreaming of the day they would make children shriek in terror.
Their heated competition to be the most fearsome in their class gets out of hand and they find themselves ejected from the prestigious Scare Program. Only with the help of their oddball friends can they get their education back on track.
Voiced by Billy Crystal and John Goodman, "Monsters University" was released in June, is rated G and runs for 110 minutes. Fall Flicks welcomes the public to bring their own takeout supper.
For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Tickets on sale for fall raffle
ESCANABA -Tickets are on sale now for the fall raffle at the Bonifas Arts Center, where the prizes are all about the Upper Peninsula
First prize is $500 cash. Second prize features an overnight for two at Chamberlin's Ole Forest Inn in Curtis including dinner and full breakfast, plus a trip with Nature's Kennel Sled Dog Adventures in McMillan.
Third prize is a framed print of Ed Hammerberg's view of the old Escanaba depot called "Mail Order Bride," and fourth prize is a fall indulgence gift basket.
Tickets are $5, or 6 for $25, with all proceeds going to support Arts programming in the Central U.P. The Center currently presents eight free exhibits in the Powers Gallery and eight in the Studio Gallery, classes fall and winter semesters, and entertainment throughout the year.
Tickets are available at the Bonifas Arts Center, call 786-3833, or visit bonifasarts.org.
The Arts Center is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday.
Tickets on sale for 'Seussical Jr.'
MARQUETTE - Tickets are now on sale for SEUSSICAL JR. playing at 7 p.m., Jan. 24, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Jan. 25, and at 1 p.m., Jan. 26, at Kaufman Auditorium in Marquette.
The musical is based of the works of Dr. Seuss with book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and co-conceived by Eric Idle. The Lake Superior Youth Theatre cast includes 127 youths ages 3 to 18 years old with a youth crew of 10 led by director Nikke Nason.
The show features "Horton the Elephant," "The Cat in the Hat," "Gertrude McFuzz" and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters springing to life onstage in SEUSSICAL JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
Seating is reserved and no refunds or exchanges will be accepted. Tickets are $14 per adult/senior and $8 per child or student in advance (add $3 at the door).
Tickets are on sale at all NMU EZ Ticket Outlets, online at www.nmu.edu/tickets or call 906-227-1032.
For more information, call 362-6453, on Facebook: Lake Superior Youth Theatre or email email@example.com
CUP?Chapter Sierra Club meeting
MARQUETTE -The C.U.P. Chapter of the Sierra Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.
Jan Schultz, botanist and non-native invasive species & special forest products program leader for the USDA Forest Service, will talk about the Zaagkii Wings and Seeds Project, a joint project of the Forest Service and the Keewanaw Bay Indian Community. Schultz and a representative from KBIC will discuss the role of native plants and their native pollinators in ecological restoration.
For more information, call John Rebers 250-0442.
Fabrications IV:?UP?Fiber Arts show
ESCANABA -Fabric artists are reminded that Thursday is the deadline for application to Fabrications IV: U.P. Fiber Arts, a juried show for Upper Peninsula fiber artists at Escanaba's Bonifas Arts Center set for January.
Works must be original in design and execution, from U.P. residents age 18 and older.
Complete requirements are on the entry form, online at bonifasarts.org/bonifasinfo.cfm?pageid=8, or under "Artist Opportunities."
Prizes include a $350 cash and $50 gift certificate first place, second place of $200 cash sponsored by Tebear Sewing Center, third place of $75 cash plus a $100 gift certificate, and Honorable Mention awards of a place in two advanced quilt workshops.
Applicants may also call for a paper form, 786-3833 or drop in to 700 1st Avenue South in Escanaba from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.