Reception to be held for Magnuson
MARQUETTE — A reception for watercolorist Dr. Roger Magnuson is being held from 2-4 p.m. Friday at Travel Marquette, 117 W. Washington St.
Magnuson, who grew up in Marquette and received his Ph.D. in history from University of Michigan, taught 35 years at McGill University in Montreal. He returned to Marquette in 2004, and, after his long absence, is more passionate than ever about the area’s beauty and wonder.
According to Magnuson, “Anyone living and painting in Marquette cannot escape the lure of Lake Superior and the landscape.”
Light refreshments will be served.
Travel Marquette hosts monthly art exhibits that feature local talent. Interested artists can apply online by visiting Travelmarquette.com under Events at the bottom of the page. For further information, call 228-7749.
Celebration of Seeds event planned
MARQUETTE — A two-day Celebration of Seeds event, sponsored by the Queen City Seed Library, will be held in the lower level of the Peter White Library on Friday and Saturday to highlight the importance of seeds in the local food system.
During both days of the event, kids will have the opportunity to make “seed crowns” using a variety of different seeds and other craft materials. Crown making will start on Friday at 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 1-3:30 p.m. Both crown making sessions will be in the lower level of the Peter White Library.
For more information, contact Michael Riesterer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 225-0608.
Spring Holistic Health Fair Saturday
MARQUETTE — U.P. residents will have the opportunity to learn about and experience holistic products and services at the 20th annual Spring Holistic Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The fair will take place on the third floor of the Historic Masonic Building in downtown Marquette.
The annual event draws vendors from all over the UP and occasionally from other parts of the Midwest, including downstate Michigan, Minnesota, and Illinois. Over 40 vendors are expected at this year’s Fair, including participants that specialize in massage, chiropractic, energy work, natural health consulting, essential oils, natural skin care, jewelry, yoga, acupuncture, intuitive readings, personal training, physical fitness, and other areas. Presentations and door prizes will be offered throughout the day. Admission is free, with free parking available on the street and in the parking structure on the north side of the Masonic building.
The presentation schedule is as follows:
≤ 10:30 a.m. “Self Care: Nourishing Your Body and; Mind” – Audrey Hutchinson, Arbonne International
≤ 11:30 a.m. “Aroma Freedom” – Andrea Carr, Aroma Breakthrough Coaching
≤ 12:30 p.m. “Opening Your Soul Seed for Healing and; Self-Empowerment” – Roslyn McGrath, Empowering Lightworks
≤ 1:30 p.m. “Finding Balance When You’re Stressed”– Kristine McPeak, PeaceSHINE
≤ 2:30 p.m. “A Shamanic Journey” – Jolene Kunde, Raven’s Crest Shamanic Healing
According to a news release, the Spring Holistic Health Fair is sponsored by Natural Connections, a 100 percent volunteer-run organization dedicated to helping the community find out more about natural and holistic products and services available here in the U.P.
“This is a great way to spend your Saturday and have a truly unique, uplifting experience with positive people focused on vibrant health,” said board member Mickey Wood in the news release.
To learn more about the 20th annual Spring Holistic Health Fair, visit naturalconnectionsmarquette.com, or visit Natural Connections Marquette on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ncmarquette.
‘Jumpstart Spring’ gardening event
MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Master Gardener Association presents “Jumpstart Spring … How to use simple techniques to harness the sun’s energy and get an early start on gardening” from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Peter White Public Library Shiras Room.
Presenter will be James McCommons, who has taught journalism and nature writing at Northern Michigan University since 2001. He is a former editor at Organic Gardening magazine and is one of the founders of the Marquette Community Garden.
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