‘Nise: The Heart of Madness’ shown
MARQUETTE — Foreign Flicks, a program dedicated to contemporary films from around the world, presents the 2015 biographical drama “Nise: The Heart of Madness” at 6 p.m. May 20 in the Peter White Public Library’s Community Room.
This is a BYO dinner event.
During the 1950s, Dr. Nise Da Silveira treats schizophrenic patients with art instead of shock therapy, even submitting their work to modern art galleries. This Brazilian film, directed by Roberto Berliner, (in Portuguese, not rated) runs for 106 minutes.
“Nise: The Heart of Madness” won four awards including the Audience Award for Best Film from the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival and the Tokyo Grand Prix Award for director Berliner at the Tokyo International Film Festival.
This foreign film is being shown as part of the Library’s Your Mind Matters series for its portrayal of the treatment of schizophrenia, a chronic mental disorder that affects individuals’ perceptions of reality, their ability to feel, and consequently their behavior.
There is no admission charge to attend this event sponsored by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Griffin to offer presentation May 22
MARQUETTE — At noon May 22, Dr. Erica Griffin will present Mindful Eating and Medical Weight Loss in this month’s Meet the Physician session in the Peter White Public Library’s Shiras Room on the upper level.
Do you look for a snack whenever you watch TV? Do you graze every time you walk by the refrigerator? Do you even pay attention to or remember what you eat throughout the day?
Dr. Erica Griffin, board certified in family practice and bariatric medicine, will discuss the necessity of being mindful of what you eat and the impact of mindfulness on reaching and maintaining a desired weight.
This monthly lunch and learn session, sponsored by the U.P. Health System of Marquette and the Peter White Public Library, is part of the Library’s Your Mind Matters series.
Bring a sack lunch as well as questions for the doctor. There is no admission fee to attend. For more information, visit the library’s website at www.pwpl.info or call 906-226-4318.
‘The Green Thing to Grow’ event
MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Master Gardener Association presents “The Green Thing to Grow” featuring Mary Kramer-Rabine from 2-3:30 p.m. May 25 at the Peter White Public Library Community Room.
Kramer-Rabine, a retired registered nurse, currently farms with her husband at Reh-Morr Farm, Garden of Eben in Eben Junction. Their farm provides food to two farmers markets, the Marquette Co-op, local restaurants and grocery stores. It is verified by the Michgian Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program.
This program is free and all are welcome. Refreshments will be served and door prizes drawn.
For more information in UPMGA, call Ron Rossway at 906-226-7354 or visit www.UPMGA.com
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Wildflower, woodlands walk held
MUNISING — Celebrate spring at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore! Ranger Andrea Chynoweth will lead a Wildflower and Woodlands Walk for all ages at 1 p.m. May 25.
Participants will identify wildflowers, learn about northern hardwood forest ecology, and discuss the impact of invasive species during this leisurely one-hour stroll.
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Be prepared for bugs. Bring water and a camera.
Meet at the Miners Castle visitor deck, located six miles north of H-58 at the end of Miners Castle Road. For more information, contact Chynoweth at 906-387-2607 x 1210.