Shreve to perform at Harvey church
HARVEY — Amy Shreve will be performing a concert at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church at 555 Riverside Road in Harvey at 7 p.m. on Jan. 13. All are welcome. Admission is free.
Tribal vet service officer to assist
MARQUETTE — American Legion Tribal Veteran Service Officer Stacy King will see all veterans from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. according to the following schedule:
≤ Munising, 622 W. Superior St., Jan. 7 and 24
≤ Manistique, 5698 W. Highway 2, Jan. 11, 18, 25 and Feb. 1
≤ Newberry, 4935 Zeez Ba Tik Lane, Jan. 15 and 29
≤ Marquette, 1229 W. Washington St., Jan. 23
Woodturners club set to meet
MARQUETTE — The Superiorland Woodturners Club will hold its monthly club meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at in the Arts and Culture Center located in the lower lever of the Peter White Public Library.
The meeting will be directed by several club members who will discuss and show examples of how shape, form, material and function, for example, may be applied in the design of objects like bowls, vases and platters. Members will have opportunities to critique examples of good and not-so good shapes.
Visitors are invited to attend. Call 249-5308 with questions.
IHS Class of 1957 meets Wednesday
ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming High School Class of 1957 will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ishpeming for soup luncheon.
Audubon Society to offer program
MARQUETTE — On Wednesday, the Laughing Whitefish Audubon Society will present a program called “Travels with Max and Gizmo: In Search of the U.P.” by Steve Lindberg. The presentation will take place at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of Peter White Public Library.
In a tongue in cheek photo homage to John Steinbeck’s “Travels with Charley in Search of America,” Steve will present photos selected from his “photo-a-day” on Facebook — a sampling of the flora, fauna, landscapes and whimsy found in his backyard. The program is free and open to the public. For information, call 226-6749.
‘Fishing After Hours’ event held
MARQUETTE — The Fred Warra Chapter of Trout Unlimited will sponsor a “Fishing After Hours” program at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Barrel + Beam, 260 Northwoods Road, Marquette.
The topic for January will be “Current Brook Trout Research in the Central U.P.” Northern Michigan University graduate students will talk about their research into brookies in western Alger County.
All who are interested in cold water fisheries and conservation are welcome and light refreshments will be served.
Second Thursday Creativity Series
MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum’s Second Thursday Creativity Series will have the theme Princesses and Pirates from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday.
All are welcome to join in for “Princesses and Pirates” themed crafts, creative snacks, live music and free Culver’s custard sundae bar with 10 toppings.
Reading group to meet Thursday
MARQUETTE — The Transition Marquette County Reading Group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Dandelion Cottage Room at Peter White Public Library in Marquette to discuss “The Big Hunger – the Unholy Alliance Between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups” by Andrew Fisher.
Food banks and food pantries have proliferated in response to economic emergency, according to a release from the reading group. From one perspective, anti-hunger leaders have been extraordinarily effective. Food charity is embedded in American civil society, and federal food programs have remained somewhat intact.
But Fisher claims anti-hunger advocates are missing an essential element of the problem: economic inequality driven by low wages, according to the release. Relying on corporate donations of food and money, anti-hunger organizations have failed to hold business accountable for offshoring jobs, cutting benefits, exploiting workers and rural communities, and resisting wage increases. Fisher then lays out a vision that encompasses a broader definition of hunger focused on public health, economic justice, and economic democracy
The Transition Marquette County reading Group meets on the second Thursday of each month to discuss books reflecting the Mission Statement: “Transition Marquette County promotes creative, compassionate, resilient communities in Northern Michigan. Our goals include nurturing individual and community self-reliance especially in the areas of food, health, water, energy, and housing.”
Anyone is welcome to participate. It would help to have at least started to read one of the books. For more information call Charlie at 360-9216 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.