Let's Talk About It:?Muslim Journeys
MARQUETTE - Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys will host a series of lunchtime discussions comparing and contrasting the world's major religions at noon Tuesdays during April in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library in Marquettte.
Instructor Donald F. Dreisbach, professor emeritus from Northern Michigan University's Philosophy Department, will lead the 45 minute sessions. He taught world religions regularly during his tenure at NMU. Participants are encouraged to bring a take-out lunch. Beverages will be provided.
For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Informational meeting on adoption
MARQUETTE - An informational meeting about domestic infant and international adoption programs will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the LSS office at 1029 N.Third St. in Marquette.
For more information or to pre-register, call Kerry Wiese at 226-2160, ext. 14.
NAMI?to hold educational meeting
MARQUETTE - An National Alliance on Mental Illness Alger/Marquette educational meeting will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at 129 W. Baraga Ave. in Marquette.
The subject will focus on recovery.
For more information, call 235-0231 or 360-7107.
Bellfy hosts presentation Monday
MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University's Center for Native American Studies will host a rescheduled presentation by Phil Bellfy based on his award-winning book, "Three Fires Unity: The Anishnaabeg of the Lake Huron Borderlands" and the inaugural Native American Service Learning Partnership Institute at 7 p.m. Monday in 105 Jamrich Hall.
He is professor emeritus of American Indian studies at Michigan State University and has been involved in environmental and tribal rights activism for more than 40 years.
The institute will be held Thursday and Friday. It will focus on how academic service learning partnerships can address multiple needs of tribal communities. The keynote speaker will be William Mendoza, executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education. Registration is requested.
For forms and more information, visit www.nmu.edu/nativeamericans.
SmallWorks Gallery on display
MARQUETTE - The city of Marquette Arts and Culture Center will host original artwork by high school-aged students in Marquette County from Tuesday through May 3.
The SmallWorks Gallery features artwork by the NMU Art Student League for the month of April. ASL advises student groups within the Northern Michigan University School of Art and Design.
The show will feature a variety of works and mediums that highlight NMU's art programs.
There will be an opening reception from 6. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Refreshments will be available.
For more information, call 228-0472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women Today Retreat in April
SAULT STE. MARIE - The 41st annual Women Today Retreat, an inter-denominational Christian ministry, will be April 11 through 13 at the Cisler Center at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste Marie.
The theme will be "Trust and Obey" dovetailing with Proverbs 3:5-6. The featured speaker will be Mary Whelchel, a well-known author and founder of "The Christian Working Woman" radio program. Her passion is to give practical help on how to live out your faith on the job and everywhere else. She does this not only through the radio ministry but also in the books she has written.
The featured musician will be Damaris Carbaugh. Her many recordings on the Discovery House Music label reflect her broad musical experience and her personal spiritual journey. Her 15th album was released in October.
Mini sessions include: Reaching out: Ministry where you are; Out of Your Comfort Zone; Why I am a Gospel Singer; Raising Godly Children; and Nehemiah. The deadline to register is Thursday.
For more information, visit www.womentodayinc.org, or call Bonnie Adams at 346-6409.
Local Authors Night set for Friday
ISHPEMING - Local Authors Night will be at 7 p.m. Friday at The Joy Center in Ishpeming.
Readings by Milton Bates, Claudia Drosen, Michael Greer, John Gubbins, Kathleen Heideman, Jesse and Karina Koenig, Janeen Rastall and Christine Saari will be featured.
Community meal is Wednesday
MARQUETTE - A monthly community meal will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Messiah Lutheran Church at 305 W. Magnetic St. in Marquette.
The menu will include turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans and dessert.
For more information, call 225-1119 or visit marquettelutherans.org.
Sabin to host biology seminar
MARQUETTE - University of Minnesota graduate student Keith Sabin will present a biology seminar entitled "Regenerative Biology: A Last Frontier," at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building at Northern Michigan University in Marquette.