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Kitty Donohoe set to perform
MARQUETTE — Peter White Public Library’s Summer Concert Series continues with Emmy award-winning songwriter Kitty Donohoe in The Heart of Ireland at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the library’s Huron Mountain Gallery on the main level.
Based in Ann Arbor, Kitty likes to add Upper Peninsula dates to her schedule every year, humorously calling the trips her Pasty Belt Tours.
Kitty’s musical tastes are wide and varied, from her collections of original Michigan songs written in 1987, to her most current CD “The Irishman’s Daughter.” She clearly draws from her heritage in the music she writes, which she defines as “folky, Irishy, American, Canadianish.”
Kitty has received high praise in the press for her talents All Music Guide says of Kitty, “She’s a true treasure, with an ability to write haunting, melodic and literate songs,” and Rich Warren, long-time influential DJ in Chicago at WFMT, included Kitty on his list of “one of the 50 most significant songwriters in the last 50 years,” a lineup that includes the likes of Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell.
In addition to her songwriting, Kitty’s work includes writing children’s books, and she recently formed a small company, Gypsie Bird Press, to publish her first of the Northwoods Kids series. Titled “Henry and Benny Bunyan and the Maple Syrup Adventure,” it comes with a five-song CD and is well-received. According to Midwest Book Review, “Kitty’s book will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to family, elementary school and community library collections.”
There is no admission charge to attend thanks to sponsorship by the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
NAMI to hold support groups
MARQUETTE — The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette offers free, confidential support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness.
Support groups will gather at 7 p.m. Monday and Thursday in the Baraga Place Conference Room, 129 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette.
For more information call 906-360-7107, or visit www.namiam.org.
Entries for Labor Day celebration
ROCK — Entries are being sought for the parade that’s part of the 75th annual Rock Lions Labor Day celebration which will take place Sept. 1.
The parade at 11 a.m. that day. There is no charge to enter. Cash prizes will be awarded in several categories. $200 top prize.
For parade info call or email Kay Holm at 906-356-6127 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following the parade there will be activities for all ages. Music, mechanical bull, bounce houses, petting zoo, kids tractor pulls, bean bag tournament, bingo, cowpie bingo, flea market, paintball, pasties, burgers, brats, and beer at the Rock Lions Clubhouse grounds. M-35, Rock.
The event is sponsored by the Rock Lions, a non-profit service organization that provides funding for charitable organizations and local needs.
Vendors sought for U.P. Pride Fest
MARQUETTE — Vendors are being sought for the 2018 U.P. Pride Fest which will take place Sept. 15 at Tourist Park in Marquette.
This is the fifth annual event.
Food, merchandise and non-profit vendors are being sought. Volunteers are also needed.
More information and vendor forms can be found on the event’s website: www.uprainbowpride.org or the Facebook page: Upper Peninsula Rainbow Pride.
Chamber art show submissions
L’ANSE –The Baraga County Chamber of Commerce announces the submission period for its fall show located in downtown L’Anse.
The Chamber gallery will feature artists of Baraga County, including those who reside or work in the L’Anse and Baraga school districts. Art will be chosen using the juried method of selection, for a 12-week show beginning Friday. All Baraga area artists are invited to submit their work to the chamber office at 2 E. Broad St. in L’Anse by 3 p.m. Tuesday.
The work must be original, and ready to hang on the wall. Photographs are invited. The gallery is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Art exhibited in the gallery will be for sale with a commission to the Baraga County Chamber of Commerce. Artists will determine their own prices. There is no minimum number of pieces required.
An opening reception will be held at 5 p.m. Friday for the public. The chamber also is looking for participants for an open mic held during the reception. Whether the artist would like to share a poem, song or short story, they are invited to become involved. Everyone is invited to attend, mingle with the artists and network with the local business community. Refreshments will be provided.
For further details and to receive a copy of the artist’s agreement, contact the Baraga County Chamber of Commerce at 906-353-8808 or baragacountychamber@ gmail.com.