Bulletin Board

Tasty Reads to discuss ‘Delicious!’

MARQUETTE — Tasty Reads, a book group for readers who like to cook, will focus on “Delicious!” by Ruth Reichl at its meeting at noon Dec. 11 in the Peter White Public Library’s Community Room on the lower level.

Taking a job at a New York food magazine, Billie Breslin, away from her family for the first time in her life, strives to establish her own identity. When the magazine abruptly closes, she agrees to stay in the office, working a hotline to pay her bills. While there, she discovers letters written to James Beard by a young girl during World War II, letters which help Billie come to terms with her own family.

Share your thoughts about the book and a recipe inspired by it. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.

Trout Unlimited board meeting

MARQUETTE — The Fred Waara Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its monthly board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Barrel + Beam, 260 Northwoods Road, Marquette.

All who are interested in conservation and cold water fisheries are welcome.

Northern Vegans casual dinner

MARQUETTE — The public is invited to join Northern Vegans for a casual dinner at Temaki & Tea at 1401 Presque Isle Ave. in Marquette at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Order a vegan dinner off the menu. All are welcome, no RSVP required. Visit northernvegans.com, Northern Vegans on Facebook, or call 236-1279 for more information.

Public reception held Thursday

MARQUETTE — Travel Marquette’s early winter Artventure series features a variety of art forms created by members of Northern Michigan University’s Art Students League.

The ASL is the primary student group of NMU’s School of Art and Design and acts to help students make professional connections, display their work and organize events.

The exhibit can be viewed Monday through Friday from 9 a..m.-5 p.m. in the lobby of Travel Marquette located at 117 W. Washington St. through Jan. 30.

A public reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Travel Marquette. Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend.

The bureau encourages local artists to apply online for the opportunity to display their work on a rotating basis for the spring/summer season. Go to www.travelmarquettemichigan.com and click “Artventure” under Events at the bottom of the page. For more information, call Travel Marquette at 906-228-7749 or email kristi@travelmarquette.com.

Belles to meet at Jasper Ridge

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming/Negaunee Belles meet at the Jasper Ridge Brewery in Ishpeming at noon Thursday.

Holiday Collage Concert at NMU

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s music department will host its third annual Holiday Collage Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Reynolds Recital Hall.

It is free and open to the public, but donations are appreciated. The concert will feature the NMU band, choirs, orchestra and a variety of student soloists and ensembles.

Plant chemistry presentation

MARQUETTE — The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a presentation on Northern Michigan University’s medicinal plant chemistry program. Mark Paulsen, head of the NMU Department of Chemistry, will discuss the program, answer related questions and lead an optional tour of the new lab that is under construction from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 13 in West Science room 2906. The registration deadline is Thursday.

Paulsen will address the rationale for developing the program, along with the academic requirements, expectations and career options.

The cost to attend is $3 for NCLL members and $6 for non-members. Register by calling 906-227-2979. For more information, contact event liaison Sandi Poindexter at 906-361-1820.

Feeding America to visit Ishpeming

ISHPEMING — The Feeding America Mobile Food Truck will be distributing food at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph’s Church, 1889 Prairie Ave., Ishpeming.

Anyone in need is eligible. Bring a sturdy container and someone to help carry it if you cannot carry 50 pounds of food.

Meditation classes to be offered

MARQUETTE — The public is invited to join Jeremy Morelock for a weekly Meditation Class emphasizing mindfulness, loving-kindness and compassion.

The class meets Thursdays in December at 5:30 p.m. at the Peter White Public Library.

Due to construction, the class will meet in different rooms throughout the month: on Dec. 6 it will be in the Lions Room, on Dec. 13 it will be in the Dandelion Cottage Room, and on Dec. 20 and 27 it will be in the Heritage Room.

There is no admission charge to attend. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318 or contact Jeremy at hopflog@yahoo.com.