Alger County Chamber dinner event
MUNISING — Tickets are now available for this year’s annual Alger County Chamber of Commerce dinner.
The award for Business of the Year is going to Peoples State Bank, an organization that has been in business over 100 years.
The date is April 30 at the Moose Lodge in Munising, with social hour at 5 p.m. and presentations at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow.
Tickets are $35 each and are available at the chamber office, 129 E. Munising Ave. (across from Subway). Tickets also can be purchased over the phone at 387-2138.
League of Women Voters to meet
MARQUETTE — The monthly meeting of the League of Women Voters of Michigan, Marquette County Member-At-Large State Unit, will be from 6-7:30 p.m. May 1.
The LWV is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Meetings are held at Peter White Public Library, lower level, Studio 1. The public is welcome to attend this and all monthly meetings. For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Community meal held in Marquette
MARQUETTE — Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette will host its monthly community meal at 5:30 p.m. May 1.
All are welcome. For more information about this or other programs at Messiah, go to messiahlutheranmqt.org or call 225-1119. The church is located at 305 W. Magnetic St.
DNR to hold ORV instructor academy
ESCANABA — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is holding a three-day academy for people wanted to be an off-road vehicle safety instructor.
Academies will be offered June 7-9 in Escanaba at the Upper Peninsula State Fairgrounds and May 3-5 at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center in Roscommon.
All volunteer ORV instructors must attend a three-day academy — all expenses paid — to learn policy and procedure, classroom management and teaching concepts. Attendees will explore many aspects of ORV operation, including basic hands-on skills on off-highway motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, utility-type vehicles and winching recovery equipment. Active instructors also are invited to brush up on knowledge and skills and experience changes in equipment.
Each academy is limited to 24 students, and enrollment is first come, first served. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a high school degree or GED and have no misdemeanor convictions within the past three years. They also must not have had a felony conviction and no convictions that resulted in the revocation of ORV-operation privileges within the last five years.
To receive an application, call Erica Moore at 517-284-5991. For details, call Cpl. John Morey at 989-619-3784.
Northern Vegans to host dinner
MARQUETTE — The public is invited to join Northern Vegans for a casual dinner at Donckers Restaurant at 137 W. Washington St in Marquette at 6 p.m. May 1.
Order a vegan dinner off the menu. All are welcome, no RSVP required. Visit www.northernvegans.com, check out its Facebook page, or call 236-1279 or 475-5516 for more information.
Job fairs to be held in Alger County
MUNISING — UPWARD Talent Council Michigan Works! will be hosting two job fairs in Alger County on May 2.
The first will be held at Alger Parks Recreation Department from 10 a.m. to noon and the second at the Munising Senior High School at 1-3 p.m.
Local employers will be interviewing potential candidates to fill open positions and will be hiring. Job fairs are a great opportunity to meet with hiring managers face-to-face, interview on-site, and create a lasting impression. Visit a local Michigan Works! American Job Center for a list of registered employers.
Employers interested in meeting local qualified candidates can register for a free table at one or both job fairs by calling 906-553-6498 or 906-235-0130 or visiting https://tinyurl.com/y6c6bzsx.
Besides free access to local employees, Michigan Works! can assist employers hire and train the right employees with the right skills through its training programs. Call a local American Job Center at 1-800-285-9675 to learn more.
Additional job fair dates and locations can also be found on the Michigan Works! Facebook at @UPMichiganWorks.