'All Is Lost' at BYO?Dinner Theater
MARQUETTE - Peter White Public Library invites film fans to a BYO Dinner Theater screening of "All Is Lost" at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room.
Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man, played by Robert Redford, wakes to find his 39-foot yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas. Using only a sextant and nautical maps to chart his progress, he is forced to rely on ocean currents to carry him into a shipping lane in hopes of hailing a passing vessel. But with the sun unrelenting, sharks circling and his meager supplies dwindling, the ever-resourceful sailor soon finds himself staring his mortality in the face.
Golden Globe and New York Film Critics Circle Awards winner, "All Is Lost" is a gripping, visceral and powerfully moving tribute to ingenuity and resilience. It was released in November, is rated PG and runs for 102 minutes.
BYO Dinner Theater welcomes the public to bring their own takeout supper. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Opera program presented at NMU
MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University music students will present a program of arias and ensembles from various operas at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday in the Reynolds Recital Hall, Marquette.
The featured work will be Gary D. Belshaw's 2010 short chamber opera, The Worst One Ever and excerpts from two Gilbert and Sullivan favorites, "The Sorcerer" and "The Mikado." In the Belshaw opera, the action takes place in a college dorm where three coeds are expressing frustration: Stephanie is angry at a professor; Jennifer is mad at her boyfriend; and Jessica is fed up with her father. Each of these characters feels her situation is "the worst one ever," and tension builds to a sudden and hilarious climax.
Spring Story Hour held in Palmer
PALMER - Spring Story Hour will be from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Township Library, Palmer.
Books will be read, crafts will be made and treats will be served. For more information, call 475-5241.
'Acadia Birding Festival' presented
MARQUETTE - The Laughing Whitefish Audubon Society will present "The Acadia Birding Festival, Mt. Desert Island, Maine," at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Community Room of Peter White Library, Marquette.
Clyde and Debbie Hecox will share pictures and stories from their June 2013 visit to the "Acadia Birding Festival."
Roger Tory Peterson called Mt. Desert Island the "warbler capital of the world," but it is also home to boreal species such as the Black-backed woodpecker and Boreal Chickadee, as well as significant marsh and water birds such as the American Woodcock, Wilson's Snipe, American Bittern, and Sora. Finally, boating and kayak trips provide views of Puffins, Razorbills, and other pelagic birds.
Learn more about this yearly birding festival held near scenic Acadia National Park. For more information, call 226-7110.
'Once Upon A Crime' set to meet
MARQUETTE - Once Upon A Crime, the book club for Mystery Readers will meet to discuss "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" by Agatha Christie at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Dandelion Cottage Room at the Peter White Public Library, Marquette.
In Agatha Christie's first published work, Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, destined to become the central detective of her mystery novels, comes out of retirement to solve the murder of rich heiress, Inglethorp, at Styles Court.
New members are welcome. For more information, call Caroline Jordan 228-9953.
'The Great Gatsby' performance set
CALUMET - The Calumet High School Drama Club will perform an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Calumet Theatre, Calumet.
General admission tickets are $6 for adults, and $4 for seniors and children. Children under 3 are free.
Tickets can be purchased at the box office or by calling 906-337-2610. Winter box office hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.
"The Great Gatsby" follows Nick Carraway, a quiet young man who moves to New York in the summer of 1922. He rents a small house next door to a lavish mansion known for its extravagant parties. Soon, the man behind the parties introduces himself as Jay Gatsby and Nick finds himself on an adventure of a summer, filled with parties, women and secrets.
Fashion Show Fundraiser Thursday
MARQUETTE - The Marquette Regional History Center presents the (re)Fashion Fashion Show Fundraiser at 6 p.m. Thursday at MRHC, Marquette.
The Garden Bouquet & Design will partner with the Marquette Regional History Center to present a runway show of original designs from Upper Michigan featuring creative uses for recycled clothing and fabric.
Individuals can enter their own design and win a fabulous prize.
The cost is $10 and advanced purchase is recommended. For more information, visit www.marquettehistory. org or call 906-226-3571.
Cyber Awareness luncheon held
LANSING - A Cyber Awareness luncheon will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Northern Michigan University University Center, 1401 Presque Isle Ave., Marquette
Attendance is $20, although students and members of the following organizations can attend for the discounted price of $15 per person: Information Systems Security Association, InfraGard, West Michigan Cyber Security Consortium, Information Sharing and Analysis Center, Michigan Information Sharing and Analysis center, Michigan Government Management Information Science and Washtenaw County Cyber Citizenship Coalition.
Those wishing to participate must register by visiting events.esd.org/CyberAwarenessLuncheons.aspx.
Presentations will focus on a comprehensive, forward-looking blueprint to enhance safety and allow for Michigan to reap the economic benefits of the growing cyber security industry. Panel discussion topics include: "Cyber Security and Global Threats: Are We Ready?" and "Hot Issues in Cyber -What it Means to Businesses and Education," and a session titled "Let's Talk Cyber: Is Privacy Dead?" For more information, call Leslie Smith 248-353-0735, ext. 152 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Soup luncheon at Trinity Lutheran
ISHPEMING - A soup luncheon will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 9 in the fellowship hall of the Trinity Lutheran Church,414 E. Ridge St., Ishpeming.
Featured will be homemade soup, bread, bars and beverages.
Celebration of entrepreneurship set
MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University's College of Business will host the inaugural Celebration of Entrepreneurship and Business from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the University Center, Marquette.
The event is for business professionals, community members and high school/college students.
There will be 21 presentations by college and community professionals covering such topics as risk management for the entrepreneur, Internet marketing, social entrepreneurship and protecting intellectual property and trade secrets.
Scott Holman of Freeland will deliver the luncheon keynote. He is an NMU trustee, owner of King Lake Wilderness and the Granite Island Light Station, founding director of 1st State Bank and managing partner of PN Investments LLC.
Holman chairs the Michigan Chamber and is a director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
NMU's New Business Venture Competition, with trade fair displays and business plan presentations, begins at 1 p.m. and ends with a winner's reception at 5:30 p.m.
The conference is $15 for students and $30 for the general public. The New Business Venture Competition is free.
The celebration will conclude with a dinner recognizing the achievements and contributions of NMU College of Business alumni, faculty and staff. Donald Hangen, first dean of the college, will be honored. Proceeds from the dinner and silent auction help fund scholarships and student groups. The social hour begins at 6 p.m. with the dinner and program following at 7 p.m. Cost is $75 per person or $400 for a table of six.
To register, visit www.regonline.com/NMUBusinessCelebration2014. For more information, call 227-2900.
Faculty and Friends Jazz Combo
MARQUETTE - There will be a Faculty and Friends Jazz Combo performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Reynolds Recital Hall, Marquette.
Kindergarten Round-up in Eben
EBEN JUNCTION - The Kindergarten Round-up will be April 10 at Superior Central Elementary School, Eben Junction.
If a potential student will be five years old on or before October 1 and needs to be registered, call 439-5531 ext 201.
Call regardless if the child is presently enrolled at Head Start or GSRP.
Restoration Committee to meet
MARQUETTE - The Marquette Beautification & Restoration Committee will meet at noon Thursday at the Landmark Inn, Marquette.
Lynn Moon, Board Member of National Parks of Lake Superior Association,will present a program on "The Five National Parks on Lake Superior."