Alzheimer's Cafe open Wednesday
MARQUETTE - The Alzheimer's Cafe will be open from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Marquette Adult Day Services, Marquette.
The Alzheimer's Cafe is an opportunity for people and families living with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia to get out and socialize in a safe, supportive space that is warm and friendly, like a cafe or coffee shop.
It's an accepting social setting to chat, relax, listen to music and enjoy refreshments.
Marquette Adult Day Services is located in the east end of Messiah Lutheran Church at 305 W. Magnetic St.
The Cafe is open in Marquette the second Wednesday of every month, and in Gwinn the third Thursday of each month. For more information, call the Alzheimer's Association 228-3910 or Marquette Adult Day Services 226-2142.
40 Days of Life campaign starts
MARQUETTE - 40 Days for Life will be praying from March 5 through April 13 in Marquette.
The campaign will feature a peaceful 40-day prayer vigil in the public right-of-way in front of Planned Parenthood at 1219 N. Third St., Marquette. All prayer vigil participants are asked to sign a statement of peace, pledging to conduct themselves in a Christ-like manner at all times.
40 Days for Life is a peaceful, highly-focused, non-denominational initiative that focuses on 40 days of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil at abortion marketing facilities, and grassroots educational outreach. For more information, visit www.40daysforlife.com/marquette, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 Curves Food Drive in March
MARQUETTE - The 2014 Curves Food Drive will be from Monday through March 23 at participating Curves Clubs across the U.S. and Canada.
Both Curves members and non-members can take part in the food drive by bringing in a bag of non-perishable food or a monetary contribution of at least $30 to be donated to a local community food bank.
All new members who make a food or monetary donation will receive a $0 service fee when joining Curves as either a Fitness or Curves Complete member.
For more information, call 906-228-2878 or visit Curves.com or Curves of Marquette at 1108 Champion St.
NAMI?support group meeting
MARQUETTE -The National Alliance on Mental Illness Alger/Marquette will have a support group meeting from 7-9 p.m. Monday at 129 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette.
For more information, call 235-0231 or 360-7107.
'The Shack' book discussion set
HARVEY - A book discussions of the best selling Christian novel, "The Shack" will be noon March 13, March 20, March 27 and April 3 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 555 Riverside Road, Harvey.
For more information, call 249-3122.
Second Thursday Creativity Series
MARQUETTE - The Upper Peninsula Children's Museum will hold its next Second Thursday Creativity Series program 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the UPCM, Marquette.
The program is for pre-school and elementary aged children and their caregivers.
The event is free with admission or membership to the Museum.
The theme for the event is "Family Science Night." A variety of NMU student science groups will be on hand with some fun and interesting activities for the family. There will be crafts, plus creative snacks, music and more.
Thursday is also Dominos Pizza Night, and can be ordered for $6 per pizza by calling ahead by 5:30 p.m.
Transition Reading Group meets
MARQUETTE - The Transition Marquette County Reading Group will have a conversation about the book "Radical Simplicity - small footprints on a finite Earth" by Jim Merkel at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Conference Room of Peter White Public Library, Marquette.
Suppose a person is first in line at a potluck buffet. The spread includes not just food and water, but all the materials needed for shelter, clothing, healthcare, and education. How would they know how much to take?
How much is enough to leave for our neighbors behind us - not just the seven billion people, but the wildlife, and the future generations? It would help to have at least started to read the book.
For more information, call 226-3314 or email mqtchaz @earthlink.net.
'Amour' to be screened Friday
MARQUETTE - CineArts Films presents the film "Amour" at 7 p.m. Friday in the Community Room of Peter White Public Library, Marquette.
When his beloved wife Anne has a stroke, Georges attempt to care for her at home.
This challenges them both physically and emotionally. 2012. In French with English subtitles. 127 minutes.
For more information, call 226-4309 or visit www.pw pl.info.
Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi performs
CALUMET -The Klezmer supergroup Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Calumet Theatre, Calumet.
The trio of Yale Strom, kinetic violin, the sultry and soulful vocals of Elizabeth Schwartz, and world renowned accordion musician Peter Stan, blend their ethnographic experience and high octane energy in Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi present "ROMANIA RUMEYNE!"
This show combines stories, songs and a large dose of improvisation to create a dazzling musical extravaganza. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Calumet Theatre Box Office, call 906-337-2610 or visit www.calumettheatre.com. Klezmer music is the folk music of Eastern European Jewry (think "Fiddler on the Roof").
During the mass immigration of Eastern European Jews to America from 1880 to 1924, klezmer music was influenced by jazz and visa versa. A klezmer revival which began in the 1970's has made the energetic music more popular worldwide.
Banner design contest deadline set
MUNISING -The Downtown Banner Design Contest deadline is Friday.
The Downtown Banner Design Contest is designed to help beautify Munising's downtown district.
Individuals are encouraged to submit banner designs that would make the downtown district more welcoming and attractive to residents and visitors. The winners will have his or her banner displayed throughout downtown Munising and will receive cash prizes of $300, $200 and $100.
To be eligible to win the participant must be a residents of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
The banners will be judge on three criteria: how well the artwork represents the character of Munising's downtown district, how well the artwork welcomes individuals to downtown Munising, and artistic representation of local and historic themes. Designs will be in full color. The jury for the contest will consist of local professional artists and city representatives and professionals.
To participate, designs can be submit to Kathy Reynolds, Munising DDA Executive Director by emailing email@example.com. If e-mailed, contest designs can be submitted as a vector file and must be created with the intention of fitting 16x36" banners. Examples of a free tutorial video on how to do a vector file would be visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ch9EbujPSs. If submission is not electronic, lines and images should be sharp to make it easiest to digitalize. All submissions will receive a confirmation e-mail.
If a confirmation email is not received, call the Downtown Development Authority office.
For more information, call 906-387-1110.
World Day of Prayer Friday
ISHPEMING - The World Day of Prayer will be at 1 p.m. Friday at The Bethany Lutheran Church, Ishpeming. For more information, call 486-8127.
Decade of Change:?1960s
MARQUETTE -The Marquette Regional History Center presents Saturday at the Center: Decade of Change: 1960s from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the MRHC, Marquette.
Enjoy activities and displays all themed around the 1960s. This decade brought change never quite like before- in the form of war, protest, assassinations, music, fashion and lifestyle. There will be groovy dancing, music, and sights of the era. Take part in the costume contest by arriving in fashion from the era; contest commences at 1 p.m.
Geared toward all ages. Program included with museum admission. Adult: $7, Senior: $6, Student: $3, 12 & under: $2. For more information, call 906-226-3571 or www.marquettehistory.org
Carrie Pearson holds book signing
MARQUETTE - Author Carrie Pearson will be signing her books at 2 p.m. Saturday inside the forest exhibit area of the U.P. Children's Museum, Marquette.
Ever wonder how animals stay cool in the summer? Well, they wonder how humans do too!
In a twist of perspective, wild creatures question if humans use the same summer adaptation strategies that they do.
Do they dig under the dirt, grow special summer hair, or only come out at night? In this rhythmic story, "A Cool Summer Tale," take a look through an animal's eyes and discover the interesting ways animals handle the heat.
This sequel to the award-winning picture book, "A Warm Winter Tail," features many of the same animals, but this time, with their summer adaptations, offering an important "compare and contrast" opportunity.
Carrie Pearson is originally from Hillsdale, Michigan and now resides in Marquette.
A former early elementary teacher, she is Michigan's co-Regional Advisor for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She is also the parent advisor for the Youth Advisory Committee of the Marquette County Community Foundation. To learn more, visit www.carriepearsonbooks.com.
Curling workshop held March 16
MARQUETTE - The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center "Cabin Fever Days" celebration will put on a Curling workshop from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 16 in the Berry Events Center, Marquette.
The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 227-3212.