Eclettico to perform at Peter White
MARQUETTE - Eclettico will perform at 1:30 p.m. March 2 in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library, Marquette.
Eclettico is comprised of classically trained, local musicians who present a vast array of musical styles with a unique and innovative string sound. This "rock orchestra" is committed to surprising audiences of all ages and musical interests with the versatility of string instruments. Members of the group for this performance are: Danielle Simandl, Matt Mitchell, Alexis Mahler, Sara Beck, Linnea Bannit, Eric Marta, Sonja Prychitko, Lizzee Grugin, Jon Brodersen and Dennis Clowers.
For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Board of Health meets Wednesday
MARQUETTE - The Marquette County Board of Health will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Room 231 of the Henry A. Skewis Courthouse Annex, Marquette.
For more information, visit www.mqthealth.org.
Youth Exchange applications
MARQUETTE - The Rotary Summer Youth Exchange is now accepting applications.
Students will advance their knowledge and world understanding by exchange in a different country.
Participants will live with host families in their selected country usually for three to four weeks in the summer, under the coordination of their local Rotary Club. The U.S. student's family then hosts a student from the family with whom their son or daughter stayed. Any student, age 15-19 of good character who possesses a warm personality and a desire to live abroad can apply. Costs to the student's family for the program include a $250 administrative fee, airline fare to and from the host country, spending money, and room and board for the visiting student.
Interested students should visit www.summerexchange.org to download an application.
Applications are due to the district Rotary Exchange Coordinator by Friday.
Mystery dinner theater Saturday
NEGAUNEE - There will be a mystery dinner theater Saturday at the Negaunee Eagles, Negaunee.
The social is at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the show at 7:30 p.m. The dinner menu includes antipasto salad, meat and vegetarian lasagna, bread sticks, and dessert. Tickets are $15 in advance $20 at the door. Limited tickets are available, and can be purchased at the Negaunee Eagles, The Vista Theater Thrift Shop, Midtown Bakery. For more information, call 475-7188 or visit vistatheater.org.
Spaghetti dinner held in Trenary
TRENARY - A spaghetti dinner will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in the dining hall of the Trenary Methodist Church, Trenary. It will be a free will offering and 10 percent will be donated to community projects.
Simandl set to perform at NMU
MARQUETTE - The Marquette Symphony Orchestra Winner of the 2014 Youth Concerto Competition for Strings, Danielle Simandl, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Marquette's Kaufman Auditorium.
She will perform Wieniawski's Violin Concerto No. 2. This year's winner, 27-year-old Danielle Simandl grew up in Marquette. In 2010, she graduated from Lawrence University's double-degree program, where she studied violin with Wen-Lei Gu. She holds a bachelor's of music in violin performance and a bachelor of arts in gender studies.
She is currently a member of the Marquette Symphony, Fox Valley Symphony, Green Bay Symphony and Oshkosh Symphony. She has held teaching positions as the violin/viola instructor at the Door County String Academy and as the violin/viola instructor of the Neenah Public Schools After-School Suzuki Program.
She is currently the music director of the Superior String Alliance Summer Music Camp in Little Lake.
She also performs locally with the group Eclettico. Currently, she lives in Chicago where she is pursuing a master's degree in violin performance from DePaul University, under the tutelage of Janet Sung.
The Marquette Symphony will also perform Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony No. 4 and Manuel de Falla's Ritual Fire Dance. Tickets are available and range from adult $17 to $32, $12 for student tickets, and $9 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at any Northern Michigan University EZ Ticket Outlet (NMU Bookstore, Superior Dome, or Forest Roberts Theater), by visiting www.nmu.edu/tickets or call 906-227-1032. EZ Ticket sales are available until noon Friday. Tickets can be purchased at Kaufman Auditorium beginning at 6:30 p.m. the night of the concert.
Whitaker to hold book signing
MARQUETTE - David Whitaker of Marquette will have a book signing session from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Book World in downtown Marquette. Whitaker will be offering signed copies of his book, "Cameron Kale." For more information, call (405) 458-5642 or Michelle Whitman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Big Water Community Sing March 2
MARQUETTE - The Big Water Community Sing from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 2 in the Community room of the Peter White Public Library, Marquette.
The community sing is not a choir and there is no audience, everyone just sings together. Copies of "Rise Up Singing" are available to borrow and bring your favorite song to share as a group. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
St. Patty's Senior Dance in Gwinn
GWINN - A St. Patty's Senior Citizens Dance will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 2 at the Black Bear Grill and Cave Fitness Center, Gwinn.
The cost is $7 dollars per person and all ages are welcome. The full restaurant menu will be offered and there will be raffles and door prizes.
The Hartbeats Band will be the featured musical act.
Florida-based UP?group picnic
MELBOURNE -The Michigan Upper Peninsula Club of Florida is having its annual picnic March 2 at the POW/MIA Park, Melbourne Fla.
Registration starts at noon and is $5 per person. Participants are asked to bring a covered dish to pass that serves six to eight people and bring beverages for their party.
The meal will start at 1 p.m. After lunch there will be pictures taken and drawings for door prizes.
For more information, call Mary Jo Strah 312-242-7254 or Virginia Hartselle 321-632-1975 or write to Michigan Upper Peninsula Club, 3050 Sweet Pine Drive, Melbourne, FL 32935.
'Ahead of Time' to be screened
MARQUETTE - The documentary film "Ahead of Time" will be shown at 7 p.m. March 3 in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library, Marquette.
The film is about Ruth Gruber, journalist, photographer, writer and humanitarian.
Born in 1911, Ruth Gruber's sharp intellect and moxie propelled her to become the world's youngest PhD at age 20, New York Herald Tribune reporter by age 24, and the first journalist to enter the Soviet Arctic.
A trusted member of the Roosevelt Administration during WWII, she was a feminist before feminism.
Ruth covered the turbulent Middle East throughout the 1940s, escorted Holocaust refugees to America and covered the Nuremberg trials.
"Ahead of Time" was released in 2009, is not rated and runs for 73 minutes. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Afternoon Classics screen 'Giant'
MARQUETTE - Afternoon Classic Films presents a screening of "Giant" at 1:30 p.m. March 3 in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library, Marquette.
A sprawling adaptation of Edna Ferber's best-selling novel, this epic film is the story of Texan rancher Bick Benedict, played by Rock Hudson, who visits a Maryland farm to buy a prize horse. While there he meets and falls in love with the owner's daughter Leslie, played by Elizabeth Taylor, and they are married immediately and return to the ranch in Texas. "Giant" is the story of their family and its rivalry with cowboy and oil tycoon, Jett Rink, played by James Dean, as it unfolds across two generations.
Released in 1956, "Giant" was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, winning Best Director for George Stevens. The film is shown in color and runs for 201 minutes. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Historical Society meeting changed
NEGAUNEE - The Negaunee Historical Society meeting will be at 7 p.m. March 3, instead of the first Tuesday of the month, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Negaunee. For more information, call 475-5551.
Retirees Association set to meet
ESCANABA - The Upper Peninsula Chapter #16 of the State Employee Retirees Association will hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m March 3 in the conference room of the state office building, Escanaba. Refreshments will be served.
Library Book Group to meet
MARQUETTE - The Peter White Library Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. March 4 in the Dandelion Cottage Room of the library, Marquette.
The group will discuss Inferno by Dan Brown. In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon from The Da Vinci Code is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces-Dante's "Inferno"-as he battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle. For more information, call Caroline Jordan 906-228-9953.
Antiques and?Art event March 5
ISHPEMING - An Antiques and Art event will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 5 through March 8 at the Old Gossard Building/Pioneer Square, Ishpeming.
Vendors from Main Street Antique Mall, Lowenstein's Antique Marketplace, Old Bank Building Antiques, and The Birdcage are participating along with 14 artists from Marquette County in themed displays on the first floor of the Old Gossard Building. A reception with refreshments will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 7.
Community Meal held March 5
MARQUETTE - A monthly community meal at 5:30 p.m. March 5 at the Messiah Lutheran Church, Marquette.
The menu will include beef stew, green beans, rolls, and cookies. For more information, visit marquettelutherans.org or call 225-1119.