Mermaid Theatre performs at NMU
MARQUETTE - The children's theater company Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia will be performing at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Forest Roberts Theater of Northern Michigan University, Marquette.
Best known for unique stage adaptations of children's beloved literary classics, Mermaid Theatre's innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects, evocative original music and gentle storytelling have been applauded by five million spectators in fifteen countries.
Three stage adaptations of Leo Lionni's exquisitely crafted Caldecott Honor-winning books "Frederick," "Swimmy" and "Inch by Inch" will be performed. Swimmy is a tiny insignificant fish in the vast ocean who uses ingenuity to fend off danger. Frederick, a mouse who is a poet from the tip of his nose to the end of his tail, makes everyday life an artful experience.
The story of Inch by Inch features a lovable inchworm who is very proud of his facility for measuring absolutely everything.
Tickets are available at the Peter White Public Library circulation desk or by calling 906-228-9510.
Advance purchase tickets cost $5. Tickets purchased at the door are $10.
For more information on Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, visit mermaidtheatre.ca.
For more information on the event, visit www.pwpl.info or call 906-226-4318.
NAMI?to hold educational meeting
MARQUETTE - National Alliance for Mental Illness Alger/Marquette will be having their educational meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at 129 W. Baraga Ave, Marquette.
The topic is on Medical Care Access Coalition presented by Laura Lewinski and Melissa Hall.
For more information, call 235-0231 or 360-7107.
'The Loving Story' to be screened
MARQUETTE - A screening of the "The Loving Story" will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in Whitman Hall 136 of Northern Michigan University, Marquette.
A historical case leading to the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage.
Blues Fest annual logo contest
MARQUETTE - The Marquette Area Blues Society is seeking entries for its annual logo contest for the Marquette Area Blues Fest to be held over Labor Day weekend 2014.
Area artists, students, and blues enthusiasts are encouraged to enter. All submissions must be received by Friday.
One logo will be chosen as winner, and judges decisions are final.
For more information or an entry form, visit www.marquetteareabluessociety.com.
Spaghetti dinner at Gwinn VFW
GWINN - The Gwinn Boy Scout Troop 333 Spaghetti Dinner will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 1 at the Gwinn VFW, Gwinn.
This fundraising event will help the Boy Scouts attend summer camp. Tickets are adults $7, children 6-12 $5, 5 and under free, and family of 4 $20 (+$2 each additional). There will be a bucket raffles, bake sale and a silent auction. For more information, call 346-6084.