Film to be screened at library
MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library invites film fans to watch “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the library’s Community Room on the lower level.
Bring dinner to enjoy this holiday movie in a dinner theater setting with other movie lovers.
Based on the true story of Lee Israel, a journalist who earned her living as a celebrity profiler during the 1970s and 80s, this film begins with the end of Lee’s career. Unable to keep up with the times, and having an abrasive personality, Lee finds herself unemployed. To pay the bills, she starts forging and selling celebrity letters, a scam which she begins on her own, but later involves her crony Jack Hocks.
Starring Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant and Dolly Wells, this 2018 biographical crime drama/comedy is rated R and runs 106 minutes.
“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” was nominated for 81 awards, winning 50. Richard E. Grant won numerous awards for best supporting actor and Melissa McCarthy received best actress from the Boston Society of Film Critics Awards. The film also won numerous awards for best adapted screenplay from groups such as the Alliance of Women Film Journalists and the Writers Guild of America, USA.
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.
Music co-op, PWPL teaming up
MARQUETTE — The Hiawatha Music Co-op and the Peter White Public Library invite music lovers to a Weeknight Music Concert with Frank and Allie Lee at 7 p.m. Thursday in the library’s Community Room.
In addition to the concert, the Hiawatha Music Co-op will host a workshop entitled Old Time Songs — History, Harmony Singing and Jamming at its office at 1013 N. Third St. No. 9 from noon-2 p.m. on Friday.
Frank and Allie Lee, are a vocal-driven old time duo from Western North Carolina. Their music ranges from blues to bluegrass, yet remains rooted in the old time aesthetic. Frank�s nylon string fretless banjo is the dominant instrument with guitar, slide guitar, and Allie�s banjo and harmonica adding to the musical texture.
As the core duo of the longstanding string band, The Freight Hoppers, Frank and Allie have traveled extensively as touring musicians. Frank, as a founding member of The Freight Hoppers, has impressed audiences all over the United States, Canada and Northern Europe with his signature claw-hammer sound. Allie, as founding member of The Whipstitch Sallies, a band from Indiana, has toured throughout the Midwest, North Carolina, Colorado and Hawaii. Together, they spent a couple of weeks in France in May 2018, and are currently planning concerts around the country.
There is no admission fee thanks to sponsorship by the Hiawatha Music Co-op and the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, contact the Library at www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318, the Hiawatha Music Co-op at firstname.lastname@example.org or 226-8575, or Phil Watts at email@example.com or 226-9868.
‘Melody on Ice’ coming up
MARQUETTE — The Marquette Figure Skating Club presents “Melody on Ice 2019: Around the World!”
This is a family event that features local skaters, the Northern Michigan University figure skating team, and this year, a guest skater, Danil Siianytsia.
The show will take place at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Berry Events Center.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at a discount at NMU EZ ticket outlets or at the door on the day of the event. This show is sanctioned by the United States Figure Skating Club.
More information can be found on the website marquettefigureskating.org or on Facebook, Marquette Figure Skating Club.
Snowbound Books event on tap
MARQUETTE — On Saturday, Snowbound Books is hosting a full day of festivities in celebration of Independent Bookstore Day and its 35th anniversary from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All are welcome.
Snowbound is located at 118 N. Third St., in downtown Marquette.
Regional authors will on hand for personal conversation and book signings, light refreshments, prizes and surprises.
Visit Snowboundbooks.com for more information.
Child ID service to be available
MARQUETTE — On Saturday, the Marquette Masonic Lodge 101 will be providing a free child identification program.
The event will be held between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Westwood Mall, which is located at 3020 U.S. 41 in Marquette.
The program is being provided as a part of the Marquette County 2019 Children’s Fair
Each child that goes through the Child ID process will receive a dental impression as well as a flash drive containing a photo, video, digital fingerprints and their vital information.
Parents or legal guardians of children who participate must be present and fill out a permission slip for the child to receive this service. Children who have already received the service are encouraged to repeat the process every two years to keep the information in the completed packets current.
The Michigan Child Identification Program provides the family with everything needed for the Amber Alert System. Over 93,000 Michigan children have received this valuable service. The
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children considers the Michigan Child Identification Program to be one of the most comprehensive of its kind.
For questions or more information about the event, call 269-612-7424 or consult the Michigan Child ID Web Site at www.michiganchildid.org.
Cribbage tourney Saturday
NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee VFW Post 3165 will be hosting a Cribbage Tournament at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Early registration is required. Call Mike at 906-250-8438 for more information.
Pie social planned
ISHPEMING — A pie social at Bethany Lutheran Church in Ishpeming is set for Saturday.
The event is from 1-3 p.m. and everyone is welcome.