Annie Humphrey to perform at NMU
MARQUETTE — Singer-songwriter Annie Humphrey, the Native American Music Awards’ 2018 Artist of the Year, will perform at Northern Michigan University on Saturday.
The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre. Humphrey’s performance is being held in conjunction with the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center’s exhibition, Ancestral Women.
Tickets are $5 for the general public and $1 for NMU students.
Humphrey grew up on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation. Her father was a singer and musician and her mother an artist and poet, fueling Humphrey’s love for the arts. Although her parents were brilliant individually, she said they created sadness together.
“I lived in a home filled with voices made of thunder and nothing could stop it,” Humphrey said.
Humphrey credits music to saving her and said it continues to plays a crucial role in her emotional release today.
Yarnwinders set to meet Thursday
MARQUETTE — Yarnwinders Fiber Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Marquette Arts and Culture Center at the Peter White Public Library.
Kathy Bash will be doing the program on beading on a loom.
‘From Chalk to Light Boards’ event
MARQUETTE — The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University will open a new exhibition titled “From Chalk to Light Boards: Technology at NMU.” The exhibition will feature dozens of artifacts, not only from the Beaumier Center’s collection, but from offices and storage facilities as well. A free opening reception with food and refreshments will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the center’s Gries Hall gallery.
The Beaumier Center will also host a related roundtable discussion titled “NMU’s Laptop Initiative: 20 Years Later,” which will detail the process behind how NMU was able to provide each student with their own laptop computer. This event will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 20. Admission is free and open to the public.
The exhibition will be on display through May.
UPMGA to offer presentation
MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Master Gardener Association presents The Foundation for Successful Gardening: Soils, Amendments and Composting by Jim Isleib from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Peter White Public Library Shiras Room.
Isleib, the Upper Peninsula crop production educator with MSU Extension-Alger County, will lead a discussion on the foundation of successful gardening.
Among topics to be discussed is what makes a good, productive soil for general gardening and composting tips to make at-home bins a success.
This program is free. Refreshments will be served and door prizes drawn.
For more information, call Ron Rossway at 906-226-7354 or visit www.UPMGA.com.
Bridge Club to host chili feed
MARQUETTE — The Superiorland Bridge Club invites the public to join them for a chili feed with the fixings — corn bread, dessert, beverages, etc.
This event will be Sunday in the Superiorland Bridge Club’s space in the Westwood Mall in Marquette.
The event is for anyone who wants to participate in a duplicate bridge game beginning at 1 p.m. Chili and fixings to follow the game.
To express an interest or to obtain more information, call or email Cerona at 361-1324, firstname.lastname@example.org or Karen at 361-1441, email@example.com or simply stop in on Sunday.