'My Berlin Kitchen' at Tasty Reads
MARQUETTE - Tasty Reads, a book group for readers who love to cook, will meet to discuss "My Berlin Kitchen" by Luisa Weiss from noon to 1 p.m., Monday at the Shiras room in Peter White Public Library, Marquette.
Luisa Weiss was working in New York when she decided to cook her way through her massive recipe collection.
The Wednesday Chef, the cooking blog she launched to document her adventures, charmed readers around the world. But Luisa never stopped longing to return to her childhood home in Berlin.
A food memoir with recipes, "My Berlin Kitchen" deliciously chronicles how she finally took the plunge and went across the ocean in search of happiness, only to find love waiting where she least expected it.
Participants are invited to enjoy sample recipes inspired by the book. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4303.
Craft spaces available at 'Fun Daze'
GWINN - Craft spaces are available at the Gwinn Area "Fun Daze" event scheduled for July 26 at Peter Nordeen Park, Gwinn.
Set up starts at 7:30 a.m. Parade starts at 10 a.m. Park events are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Non Refundable Fee is $25 for Non Chamber Members. Application forms are in the April issue of the Gwinn Quarterly Newspaper. Cut out and mail to: GSACC at 248 Wellington Dr., Gwinn, MI 49841.
For more information or an application, call 906-360-9187. Applications will also be available after May 1 on our Chamber Website, www.gwinnmi.com.
Public memorial for Vandament
MARQUETTE -A public memorial celebrating the life of former Northern Michigan University President William E. Vandament is scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday in Vandament Arena, Marquette.
It will feature the pep band, remarks from university and community representatives and the presentation of a plaque that will hang in the arena named for NMU's tenth president. Vandament passed away last April at the age of 81.
He started as a psychology instructor before embarking on a long career as a university administrator.
While serving as Northern's president from 1991-97, he implemented the flat-rate tuition structure that still exists and guided the university through significant budget reductions in the wake of a drop in state support.
Despite the cuts, he was well respected on campus and in the community. He valued transparency, encouraged input and was a unifying force during tough financial times.