National Poetry Month celebrated
MARQUETTE - Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Peter White Public Library with Andrea Scarpino and Matthew Gavin Frank at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Shiras room of Peter White Public Library, Marquette.
Andrea Scarpino is the author of the poetry collection Once, Then (Red Hen Press, 2014) and the chapbook The Grove Behind (Finishing Line Press). Matthew Gavin Frank is the author of the nonfiction books, Preparing the Ghost: An Essay Concerning the Giant Squid and Its First Photographer (forthcoming July 2014 from W.W. Norton: Liveright), Pot Farm, and Barolo, the poetry books, The Morrow Plots, Warranty in Zulu, and Sagittarius Agitprop, and the chapbooks, Four Hours to Mpumalanga and Aardvark. A book sale and signing opportunity will follow the presentations.
For more information, call 226-4318, or visit www.pwpl.info.
Beginning photography workshop
MARQUETTE - A workshop for beginning photographers will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28, May 12 and June 30 at the Northern Center for Lifelong Learning, Marquette.
Professional photographer Kim Marsh will lead the workshop, guiding classroom assignments, in-class critiques and hands-on activities. The course is free for NCLL members and $5 for non-members.
Pre-register by Monday by calling 227-2979.
'Sing and Dance up a Storm'
MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University's Lake Effect Show Choir will "sing and dance up a storm" at its upcoming weather-themed show at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms, Marquette.
Hot and cold beverages, warm appetizers and chilled desserts will be served at the concert.
The full ensemble and featured soloists will perform Here Comes the Sun, Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In, Singin' In the Rain, Don't Rain on My Parade, Let It Snow, Frosty the Snowman, Baby It's Cold Outside and select songs from the newest Disney movie, Frozen. Tickets are $15 and on sale through Monday at Forsberg Flowers of Marquette or through the NMU music department at 227-2563.
Book sale at Carnegie Library
ISHPEMING - The Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library will be having a book sale Tuesday through Saturday.
Fill a bag for $2. Available for purchase will be withdrawn library materials as well as any remaining bound newspapers including The Mining Journal back to the 1930s and assorted years of the Iron Ore, some back to the 1800s.
'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes'
MARQUETTE?- Law Enforcement have joined together with the Women's Center/Harbor House to kick off the month with their Teal Ribbon Campaign, Police will show their support against Sexual Violence in Marquette County by displaying a teal ribbon on their vehicles.
On Tuesday at the National Guard Armory front steps will be the "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" Event, where community men wear high heels to show their support against sexual violence towards women, while the rest of the community participates walking or cheering!
Everyone is Welcome to join in to help us say "Stop Sexual Violence!"
'Faculty and Friends' Jazz Combo
MARQUETTE - Dr. Mark Flaherty and the NMU "Faculty and Friends" Jazz Combo will have a presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Community room at the Peter White Public Library, Marquette.
This presentation will feature classic repertoire recorded by artists such as Miles Davis and Gil Evans, Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker, Dave Brubeck, Shorty Rogers, and others. Dr. Mark Flaherty, Associate Professor of Music at NMU, will explain the origins and characteristics of the "cool" jazz style, and discuss its relationship to "bebop" and other modern jazz styles. Performers in the band include Mark Flaherty on trumpet, Audra Hagan on alto sax, Steve Leuthold playing tenor saxophone, Betsy Grugin on the baritone sax, Gordon Erickson on trombone, Dave Ziegner playing guitar, Harry South on the bass and Jim Strain playing the drums.
For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Westerly Winds Big Band performs
MARQUETTE - A Swing Dance featuring live music provided by the Westerly Winds Big Band will be from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Community room of the Peter White Public Library, Marquette.
The Westerly Winds Big Band, comprised of 17 musicians from the Upper Peninsula, specializes in jazz standards from the Swing Era of the 1930s and 1940s to more recent big band dance hits.
For more information, call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Bake Sale to be held Thursday
MARQUETTE - A Bake Sale to benefit the 2014 Marquette Scandinavian Midsummer Festival will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in the atrium of the Peninsula Medical Center, Marquette.
Those contributing baked goods to the sale are asked to bring them from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
The Marquette Scandinavian Midsummer Festival returns to Presque Isle June 21.
For more information, call 906-226-9350.
Bowl For Kids' Sake this week
MARQUETTE - Big Brothers Big Sisters for Bowl For Kids' Sake will be Thursday to Saturday at Superior Entertainment, Marquette and Saturday at Red Rock Lanes, Ishpeming.
Teams can be three to six people. Participants will get a shirt, bowl two games and have a chance to win some great prizes.
All money that is raised for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marquette stays local so more kids can be paired up.
Participants can select their bowling shift - both daytime and evening shifts are available.
This year's theme is "Think Spring."
For more information, call 906-475-7801 or visit www.bbbsmqt.kintera.org/bfks2014 .
Elba Morse Club meeting Thursday
MARQUETTE - The Elba Morse Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at The First United Methodist Church, Marquette.
There will be a salad luncheon. All area retired nurses and their guests are invited and no reservations are needed.
'Heaven Can Wait' to be screened
MARQUETTE - Peter White Public Library's Film Club will be screening the modern classic film "Heaven Can Wait" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Community room of the library.
The film stars Warren Beatty, Julie Christie and James Mason. This comedy is the story of Joe Pendleton, a Los Angeles Rams quarterback preparing to take his team to the Super Bowl.
Accidentally, Pendleton is taken away from his body by an over-anxious angel before he was supposed to die and comes back to life in the body of a recently-murdered millionaire.
A nine time Academy Award nominee and three-time Golden Globe winner, "Heaven Can Wait" was released in 1978, is rated PG and runs for 101 minutes. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Beautification Committee to meet
MARQUETTE - The Marquette Beautification & Restoration Committee will meet at noon Thursday at the Landmark Inn, Marquette.
Jeannette Hauver, Paul Albert and Andrea Forsberg, Park Cemetery Gardens volunteers, will present, "The History of Park Cemetery and Future Plans for Its Gardens.
Potato Sausage sale on Thursday
NEGAUNEE - There will be a potato sausage sale from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m Thursday at the Mitchell United Methodist Church, 207 Teal Lake Ave. Negaunee.
To order call Chuck Johnson at 475-4759 prior to Thursday.
Note that a limited amount will be made. Advance orders are recommended.