Kiwanis plans annual chicken BBQ
MARQUETTE - The Kiwanis Club of Marquette will hold its 58th annual Chicken BBQ from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 8 at Lakeview Arena.
All proceeds are used to support community projects and agencies, including Bay Cliff Health Camp, YMCA, Upper Peninsula Children's Museum, Noquemanon Trail Network, Janzen House, U.P. Honor Flight and many more.
Tickets are $10 a person, which includes a chicken half, baked potato, roll, milk and ice cream. People can dine in, take out, or use the drive thru but drive thru tickets must be purchased in advance.
The Kiwanis Club of Marquette provides more than 3,000 community service hours and coordinates the Marquette Fourth of July parade and the Kiddie Mutt Races held in conjunction with the U.P. 200 Sled Dog Race.
BBQ tickets can be purchased through any Kiwanis member or at any of the following Marquette locations: River Valley Bank at 1101 N. Third St., VAST at 300 S. Front St., First National Trust & Wealth Management at 3165 Wright St. or at the door.
There is also a raffle with many prizes. The cost per raffle ticket is $2 and tickets can be purchased from any Kiwanis member or at the event. The drawing will be June 9 at the Kiwanis Club's Monday meeting and you need not be present to win.
For more information about the Chicken BBQ or to learn more about the club, contact Mike Morgan at 458-3528 or visit the club's website at www.marquettekiwanis.org.
Speech Therapy program at NMU
MARQUETTE - A summer speech therapy program for children of all ages will be offered at Northern Michigan University.
The NMU speech, language and hearing sciences program will schedule 45-minute therapy sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 17 through July 31 (except for the week including July 4). The cost is $100 for 12 sessions, all to be held in the Speech and Hearing Clinic in room 1504 of the West Science Building.
NMU students will provide the therapy services under the supervision of professor Lori Nelson. To registration or for more information, contact Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 9.
'Sounds of the 60's' concert held
MARQUETTE - Bright Productions will present a concert "Sounds of the 60's" at 7 p.m. June 9 at the Peter White Public Library in the Community Room.
Admission is free with a free-will offering for the Harbor House.
The concert will feature Stan Wright, Robert Buchkoe, Caitlin Wright, Denise Dupras, Eliza Compton and special guest Warren MacDonald. The music will include a variety of styles and song hits from the decade.
For more information, call 226-7273.
'Volpone' at Shakespeare Readers
MARQUETTE - Shakespeare Readers will meet at 6:30 p.m. June 4 in the Peter White Public Library's Conference Room for a reading of "Volpone" by Shakespeare contemporary Ben Jonson.
"Volpone," which is Italian for "sly fox," is a comedy that was first produced on stage in 1606 combining elements of city comedy and beast fable. It is a satire of greed and lust and is Jonson's most performed play, one of the finest Jacobean Era comedies.
Jonson was an English playwright, critic and poet during the 17th century and is considered the second most important English dramatist after Shakespeare of that time.
Shakespeare Readers will focus on contemporaries of William Shakespeare this summer to better understand the work of the Bard himself. They meet on the first Wednesday of each month and new readers are always welcome.
For more information, call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Once Upon A Crime meets June 11
MARQUETTE - Once Upon A Crime, the book club for Mystery Readers continues its series "She/He or He/She" mysteries by a female author with a male detective or a male author with a female detective - at 7 p.m. June 11 in the Dandelion Cottage Room at the Peter White Public Library with "Still Life" by Louise Penny.
The residents of a tiny Canadian village called Three Pines are shocked when the body of Miss Jane Neal is found in the woods. Neal, the village's retired schoolteacher and a talented amateur artist, has been a good friend to most of the townsfolk, so her loss is keenly felt.
At first, her death appears to be a tragic accident - it's deer-hunting season. But some folks are suspicious and Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Montreal Surete is called in to investigate.
New members are welcome. For more information, call Caroline Jordan at 228-9953.