'Captain Phillips' to be screened
MARQUETTE - A BYO Dinner Theater event will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday for a screening of "Captain Phillips" Community Room of Peter White Public Library in Marquette.
Starring Tom Hanks, Barkard Abdi and Catherine Keener, this thriller is based on the true story of Capt. Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years. Nominated for six Academy and four Golden Globe Awards, "Captain Phillips" was released in October, is rated PG-13 and runs for 134 minutes.
Participants can bring their own takeout supper in a dinner theater setting. For more information, call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Seeking vendors for garden event
MARQUETTE - The Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee is looking for vendors for its Garden Extravaganza March 29 at Northern Michigan University.
Vendors with any products that would appeal to garden lovers - such as pots, plants, flowers, books, soaps and lotions, garden art and structures -ae welcome.
For more information visit mqt.beautification.org or on Facebook. Interested vendors can call 273-0249 for an application forms.
Collective bargaining workshops
IRON MOUNTAIN - This spring, the Upper Peninsula Labor-Management Council will again partner with local intermediate school districts to teach collective bargaining workshops to high school students Tuesday in Iron Mountain, April 24 in Hancock and April 25 in Escanaba.
The workshops give students the experience of being an employee or a manager in a union workplace by engaging them in the negotiation of a mock-collective bargaining agreement. Professionals from both labor and management who work in collective bargaining volunteer to act as coaches to guide the students through the process.
Students who participate in the council's high school collective bargaining workshop during high school are also eligible to apply for a $500 scholarship offered by the council in honor of past Council member Gerry Kendziorski.
For more information, call 466-0155 or email email@example.com.
Community Conversation at NMU
MARQUETTE - There will be a community conversation from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in room 105 of Jamrich Hall at Northern Michigan University.
The Center for Michigan travels the state holding community conversations to gather and amplify the voices of Michigan citizens. The Center then creates a final report with the findings of each conversation campaign and relays the ideas and views shared to policy makers. In this interactive conversation, topics covered will include economy and prosperity, education, quality of life and public money priorities.
Light refreshments will be served. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 269-207-9729.
Rotary accepting grant proposals
MARQUETTE - Marquette Breakfast Rotary will be accepting grant proposals to benefit area youths through Tuesday.
Past projects and causes supported by the club include after-school programs, youth recreation, art and science programs, youth scholarships, and programs assisting troubled youths or youths with special needs. Grants typically range in size from $200 to $2,000. The club's contributions committee will evaluate the proposals and awards will be made by the club's board following review of the committee's recommendations.
Grants are made possible by Marquette Breakfast Rotary's major annual fundraiser, the Land & Sea Benefit Dinner and Auction (aka The Fish Boil), held the fourth Saturday in June at Frazier's Lake Superior Yacht Yard.
Grant applications can be submitted online from the "Contact" section of the club's website at www.mqtbreakfastrotary.com, or printed and mailed to the club at P.O. Box 266, Marquette, Michigan 49855.
'The Science of Speed' presented
MARQUETTE - Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, author of "The Physics of NASCAR," will present The Science of Speed: Why driving fast is harder than you think"at 8 p.m. Tuesday in room 2904 of the West Science Building at Northern Michigan University.
Leslie-Pelecky uses science to explain why race tracks are banked, why the cars are built without mufflers and why "bump drafting" works. She also gives an inside look at how the speedway winners take the gold.
"The Physics of NASCAR" is the West Virginia University physics professor's first book. It reveals how race cars reach their maximum speeds.
Timber and Tax Workshop offered
MARQUETTE - The Forestry Assistance Program for the Alger and Marquette County Conservation districts is sponsoring a Timber and Tax Workshop from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Marquette Township Hall at 1000 Commerce Drive.
This workshop is designed for landowners, foresters, loggers and tax preparers who would like to learn more about minimizing income tax and property taxes as it relates to forestry activities. The informative workshop featuring Karen Potter-Witter, professor of forestry at Michigan State University, will include a range of topics involving the basics of timber sales, potential taxes on the income earned by buying and selling timber, the myths common in the forestry and accounting communities, and the capital gains treatment of the purchase and sale of timber.
Also, there will be information and discussion about Michigan's Commercial Forest and Qualified Forest Property acts, as well as state tax and federal incentive programs for forestland management. The course also qualifies for Society of American Foresters continuing education credits. Cost is $20 per family if preregistered or $25 per family at the door.
For more information or to register, call 387-2222 or 226-2461 ext 129.
Art Association to hold screening
MARQUETTE - The Lake Superior Art Association will present a showing of the 2013 Transparent Watercolor Society of America annual exhibition on DVD at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the city Marquette Arts and Culture Center at Peter White Public Library.
Local artist and painting teacher Carl Mayer, a TWSA member, will provide the commentary. For more information, call 250-7364.
Genealogical Society to meet
MARQUETTE - The Marquette County Genealogical Society's monthly meeting will be at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Shiras Room of Peter White Public Library in Marquette.
The meeting will be followed by a review and discussion of "Who do you think you Are?"
Hometown Art Show in Munising
MUNISING - The Munising Public Schools Art Department and Munising School Public Library Hometown Art Show will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Munising School Public Library.
The show will feature artwork by Zach Lindquist, Mira Miller, Morgan Flynn, Brynn Beauchaine, Isabelle Mannisto, Matthew Johnson, Kane Nebel, Savannah Zielinski, Alana Dwight, Madeline Cole, Daniel Long, Hayden Rogers and Josie Hart.
Quarterly luncheon at Holiday Inn
MARQUETTE - The Lake Superior Community Partnership first quarterly luncheon will be at noon Wednesday at the Holiday Inn in Marquette.
The luncheon will feature a community conversation hosted by the Center for Michigan.
This Community Conversation is part of a statewide tour to gather information on public opinions on a variety of topics.
Discussion topics will include the current status of Michigan, education, economy and prosperity, quality of life and public money priorities. Lunch will be included with the presentation. Tickets are $10 for LSCP members and $15 for non-members.
For more information or to register, visit www.marquette.org.
Sierra Club to meet Wednesday
MARQUETTE - The Central Upper Peninsula Chapter of the Sierra Club monthly meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.
Sam Crowley will give a slideshow on "Haida Gwaii," an archipelago off the coast of northern British Columbia and a world class kayak paddling destination. Crowley will share paddling stories and incredible views of this National Park/UNESCO World Heritage Site/National Marine Conservation Area as he covers three different expeditions spanning 70 days.
For more information, call John Rebers at 250-0442.
Diabetes program to be offered
ESCANABA - Ruth Charne will be delivering a free educational program to share diabetes self management and lifestyle strategies at 10 a.m. Thursday at 2501 14th Ave. South in Escanaba.
Topics covered will including achieving good glucose control, learning about effective self-management, developing a balanced, healthy lifestyle, planning and prioritizing diabetes management, overcoming fears surrounding diabetes and finding resources for diabetes support.