Community Briefs

‘Lincoln’ screening held Thursday

MARQUETTE — Film fans are invited to the Peter White Public Library for a free screening of the modern classic film “Lincoln” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday the library’s community room.

Released in 2012, this historical drama centers around President Lincoln’s final months in office as he works to end the Civil War, unite the country, and abolish slavery. Daniel Day-Lewis won a Golden Globe and an Oscar for his portrayal of Lincoln. This movie is rated PG-13 and runs for 150 minutes.

There is no admission charge to attend thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit or call 226-4318.

Winter Concert, Art Show in Deerton

DEERTON — AuTrain-Onota Public Schools is having a Winter Concert and Art Show at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the school in Deerton.

Students in preschool through eighth grade will be performing and student art work will be on display throughout the building. Following the musical performances, a Valentine’s Ice Cream Social will follow.

Families and community members are invited to attend. For further information, contact the school at 343-6632.

Trout Unlimited presentation held

HOUGHTON — The public is invited to a presentation hosted by the Copper Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited titled “The Restoration of Coaster Brook Trout and the Implications of Stocking Splake.”

The guest speaker will be Casey Huckins, PhD, fisheries biology professor at Michigan Tech. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Room 202 of the Great Lakes Research Center on the Michigan Tech campus in Houghton.

The GLRC is located on the waterfront, on Phoenix Drive. There is plenty of free parking. The website is

Genealogical Society tours MRHC

MARQUETTE — For its monthly meeting, the Marquette County Genealogical Society will be touring the resources at the Marquette Regional History Center Wednesday.

To participate, people must be at the center at 6:30 p.m.

‘I Can’ Prevention PSA winners

MARQUETTE — The Marquette County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will announce the winners of this year “I Can” Prevention PSA video contest on Wednesday. The award presentation will occur in conjunction with the “Cost of Addiction” presentation at Marquette Alternative High School at Vandenboom, 1175 Erie St., from 6 to 8 p.m.

The winning PSAs will be presented for public viewing at the event and the first-place PSA teams will receive their $500 cash prize. Second- and third-place prizes will vary by age categories.

MC2 envisions a safe community that is founded on positive and supported values and focused on the wellbeing and safety of its’ residents. The MC2 mission is to promote healthy lifestyles by educating the community about the effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. The coalition initiated the PSA contest to provide the youth in the community with a platform for sharing why substance use is dangerous and to encourage all members of Marquette County to choose to live a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.

Local organizations supporting the contest include the Superior Health Foundation, Rotary West, Thrivent Financial, Iris and Ronald Katers, Grandparents Teach Too and the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community.

Knitting Guild meets Thursday

MARQUETTE — The U.P. North Knitting Guild will hold its February meeting from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Peter White Public Library in the lower level.

This month’s meeting will be learning how to read a chart.

Members are to bring worsted yarn and a size 7 or 8 needles and two markers and to bring show and tell items and current knitting.

The group will finalize its end of the year party so bring any new ideas.

For more information call Pat at 249-3128.