Bible camp hosting fall retreats
MARQUETTE — Gitche Gumee Bible Camp in Eagle River, Michigan, will be hosting its annual Fall Retreats.
The Ladies’ Retreat is a Thursday-Saturday event, Sept. 20-22. The speaker will be Shannon Popkin who is the author of “Control Girl” and is a contributing blogger at Revive Our Hearts. The theme of the retreat is “Control Girl to Jesus Girl.”
Gitche Gumee will also be holding two, five-day Adult Fall Retreats that feature engaging and highly trained Bible teachers, delicious food, and guided tours of the Keweenaw, according to a press release. There are still cabins available for the week of Oct. 1-5.
For more information, go to Gitche.net or call the Camp Office at 906-337-0527.
Hospice volunteer training set
MARQUETTE — Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice has scheduled its next volunteer training for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.
Volunteers interested in making friendly visits, providing caregiving relief or respite for families, working in our veteran-to-veteran program, supporting bereavement or spiritual care, working on community events and outreach, or providing office support, should plan to attend.
In a press release, Sue (Kitti) Rutkowski, Lake Superior Hospice CEO, said: “Our services continue to grow and we�re seeking volunteers to grow with us. This is an incredible opportunity for individuals to share their knowledge and talents. So many of our volunteers find that they often learn a lot about themselves through the experience and gain so much more than they give.”
For those not familiar with Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice, this is the time to learn more and to give back to the community in the process.
Lake Superior Hospice is a community-based non-profit agency serving Marquette, Ishpeming, Negaunee, Gwinn, Big Bay, Republic, Skandia, Chatham, and surrounding communities.
For more information on how to become a volunteer call the Lake Superior Hospice volunteer coordinator at 906-225-7760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knitting guild to meet
MARQUETTE — The UP North Knitting Guild will meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Big Boy on U.S. 41 West in Marquette.
The guild will be collecting dues of $10 for the year.
Members are encouraged tol bring show and tell. Anyone bringing a new member who pays their dues will get a ticket for a door prize. If the member wins so does her guest.
All area knitters are welcome to join the guild.
Anyone with questions can call 249-3128.
English Department series to start
MARQUETTE — The English Department at Northern Michigan University will kick off its annual Visiting Writers Series with a reading by notable essayist and author Nicole Walker from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
The reading will be in Jamrich Hall 1318 and is open to the public. The event is the first of several that will take place on campus throughout the 2018-19 academic year.
Walker is the author of two forthcoming books: “Sustainability: A Love Story” and “A Survival Guide for Life in the Ruins.” Her previously authored works include “Where the Tiny Things Are,” “Egg,” “Micrograms,” “Quench Your Thirst with Salt” and “This Noisy Egg.”
Walker’s literary work has been published in several magazines, including Orion, Boston Review, Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, The Normal School and others.
She is a recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and was the nonfiction winner of Sundress Publications’ “Best of the Net” in 2013 and 2014. Walker currently works as a nonfiction editor at Diagram, a literary magazine, and she is an associate professor at Northern Arizona University.
For more information about the Visiting Writers Program, go to: https://www.nmu.edu/english/visiting-writers-program.
Legion fish fry Friday
MARQUETTE — American Legion Post 44 Fish Fry will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the post, 700 W. Bluff St., Marquette.
White fish, shrimp, or chicken strips are on the menu along with baked potato or french fries plus salad bar, roll and cole slaw are included with all meals.
This meal is open to the public.
Movie to be screened on campus
MARQUETTE — The movie “Put Your Hand on the Line” is scheduled for a world premiere at 4 p.m. Friday at Forest Roberts Theatre, on the campus of Northern Michigan University.
The movie chronicles the inspiring story of the 1975 NMU football team and their incredible, yet unlikely, accomplishment of becoming NCAA Division II champions.
Two years in the making, “Put Your Hand On The Line” began as a grassroots effort by some of the members of the 1975 football team, as they recognized the effect being on that team had on them throughout their lives.
It is notable that no other collage team, in any sport, has gone from a winless season (0-10 in 1974) to a national championship the following year.
The movie draws on the commitment and dedication put forth, and the work ethic that has stayed with the team members.
Filmed by Scot Fure, of the local production company, Video Concepts , the film is narrated by NFL analyst Rich Eisen. Final production was made possible through cooperation with the NMU Alumni Foundation.
The public is encouraged to attend the premiere, and admission is free. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis, with doors opening at 3:40 p.m. for the public.
Bay Ambulance marks 50 years
BARAGA — Bay Ambulance Inc. will celebrate 50 years with an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at its facility, 116 Michigan Ave., Baraga.
Events include a hot dog lunch, Jaws of Life demonstration, and a display of EMS tools.
People are invited to help Bay Ambulance celebrate by donating blood during a blood drive at the open house.
For more information, call 906-353-6196.