‘The Frog Prince’ puppet show
MARQUETTE — On Saturday, the Peter White Public Library will present “The Frog Prince” as part of its “Once Upon a Time” puppet show series.
There will be two performances: one at 1 p.m. and another at 2 p.m. in the Library’s Community Room on the lower level.
In this fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, a prince who has been turned into a frog by an evil witch must rely on a spoiled princess to save him. Veteran performers of the Vertigo Theatre Company bring their acting talents to the library puppet stage to present this well-loved story with some unique humorous twists. The shows are appropriate for all ages, especially families with young children.
There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library.
For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Ex-Woolworth employees to meet
MARQUETTE — All former Woolworth employees are invited to meet for lunch at noon Wednesday at Hudson’s in Marquette.
Mark Burton offers presentation
MARQUETTE — Mark Burton, Northern Michigan University alumnus and chief strategist for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, will discuss the rural, suburban and urban dynamics of several policy issues addressed in the State of the State during a presentation at NMU.
The event begins at 3 p.m. Thursday in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building and will be followed by a reception in the atrium. The public is invited.
Burton said he is making a personal appearance at the invitation of the NMU Political Science Department and not representing the governor in an official capacity. The Champion native and 1999 NMU public administration graduate will talk about K-12 and higher education, infrastructure, health care, and revenue sharing/other supports for local governments and municipalities.
“There’s always an aspect of policy based on the diverse state we live in,” Burton said. “But it’s more than just the size of the state or the fact it is comprised of two peninsulas. We have some great suburbs and cities and a lot of rural territory. I personally continue to approach things from a U.P. perspective, imagining people like my parents at the dinner table and how policies might impact them. But big topics need to be viewed through all three lenses so that all areas of the state are factored in.”
Burton is part of the executive team that will join Whitmer for Saturday’s Marquette Winter Warmup from 2-4 p.m. at the U.P. Children’s Museum.
Polka/variety dance held Saturday
MARQUETTE — A polka/variety dance is planned at the American Legion Hall in west Ishpeming with music by Wil Kilpela & Friends.
The event will be from 2-5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $8. Luncheon will be available from 2-3:30 p.m.; drinks available at the bar.
The American Legion Hall is located at 3050 County Road 496, Ishpeming. Call 906-486-4074.