UPLC relocating in Marquette
MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Land Conservancy is moving from 2208 U.S. 41 South in Harvey to a new location in the upper level of the Brogan & Yonkers Law office building at 148 W. Hewitt Ave.
Its contact information, firstname.lastname@example.org and 906-225-8067, will remain the same. The UPLC will be at the new location on May 1.
For more information on the organization, visit uplandconservancy.org.
Zumbathon coming up Wednesday
MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University Recreation Sports and Marquette Ending Hunger present the Dance 4 Food 2019 Zumbathon Charity Event at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Vandament Arena. Those attending are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items that will be donated to local food pantries.
The event will feature dance club lighting, a concert-style sound system, giveaways and Zumba workout routines led by NMU mass communication and media production professor Mark Shevy.
The event will also feature a performance by the NMU Hip Hop Dance Crew.
MARESA to hold program event
MARQUETTE — The Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency will host a weekend backpack program informational event at 6 p.m. April 30 at its offices at 321 E. Ohio St.
Since many children don’t have access to adequate meals outside the school day, Marquette County backpack programs ensure hundreds of youngsters have enough to eat every weekend.
The free event is open to any individual, organization or business that wants to learn more about supporting these programs.
MARESA is partnering with several local backpack programs to educate participants about how these programs function and what they can do to help. There will be prize drawings and light snacks provided.
The event is made possible through the Superior Health Foundation. For more details or to register, contact Kelly Sager at 906-226-5143.
Pet partners setting up class
MARQUETTE — SuperiorLand Pet Partners is holding a Handler Class May 11 in Marquette.
The class is a prerequisite to testing and registering the therapy team with Pet Partners, an international pet therapy group. Pre-registration is necessary.
For more information about pet therapy go to superiorlandpetpartners.org or petpartners.org. To register for the class email Pcornish@UPHP.com or call Patty at 906-485-5815 or Mary Lee at 906-226-3712.
Carnegie to host history program
ISHPEMING — A program entitled “History of the Ojibwa Peoples” will be presented at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Leverton Community Room on the lower level of the Carnegie Public Library in Ishpeming.
Cousins Judy Conrad, Danny Garceau, and Jeff Carlson will be discussing their Ojibwa heritage with the aid of a number of artifacts from their collections.
Among the artifacts are medicine bags, baskets, beadwork, a 1909 painting of a Sault Ste. Marie Ojibwa brave on deerskin, as well as full regalia and a new powwow dress made in California.
The public is invited to this free event; seating is limited, so it will be “first come, first served.” Light refreshments will be served by the Friends of the Library.