Interactive art display planned
MARQUETTE — Words & Music Borderland Arts Meets Marquette Poets Circle an Interactive Display will exhibit art by Borderland Arts of Iron Mountain and poetry by the Marquette Poets Circle from June 1 to July 26 in the Huron Mountain Club Gallery of Peter White Public Library in Marquette.
Artists and poets were challenged to create on the theme: music that inspires us. QR codes and sound modules allow gallery visitors to hear the music and learn more about the artists and authors. The public is invited to a reception from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 6.
To learn more call Janeen Rastall at 906-410-3368, visit the event page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/events/315631982311090/ or the virtual gallery: janeenpergrin.wixsite.com/borderlands
Participating artists and authors are: Martin Achatz, Esther Margaret Ayers, Milton J. Bates, Christine Burns, Melisse Carr, Lynn Domina, Lisa Fosmo, Gail Galotta, Genean Granger, Stella Hansen, Kathleen M. Heideman, John Hilden, Susan Huotari, The Reverend ME Kilpatrick, Christina Kionka, Kathy Kuczek, Jane Landwehr, Gala Malherbe, Barbara Willard Marden, Terry O’Connor, Jane Piirto, Janeen Rastall, Christine Saari, Cyndi Safstrom, Sharon Schmeltzer, Audrey Smith, Gail Stanek, Darlene Strand, Rebecca Tavernini and Russell Thorburn.
This project is dedicated to Genean Granger. Genean invented the collaboration of U.P. poets and artists with Melisse Carr, Stella Hansen and the Borderland Arts group. Organizers are honored that her final poem appears as part of this project. Visit the virtual gallery to learn more about this strong, witty and wonderful poet.
Borderland Arts is a not-for-profit organization established to promote the creative arts, enrich the cultural fabric of the Michigan/Wisconsin borderland communities, and build mutually beneficial relationships with similar groups elsewhere. To learn more about, please visit their website: www.borderlandarts.net.
The Marquette Poets Circle welcomes poets of all ages and experience level. They meet on the first Monday in the month as part of the Center for the Healing Arts at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Once a quarter, Peter White Public Library and the Marquette Poets Circle co-host an Open Mic called Inspired Words. Find the organization on Facebook for more information.
Rummage sale set for church
GWINN — A rummage sale is planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 1 at First Baptist Church of Gwinn 195 N. Billings St.
Baby/toddler items, lots of clothing and more. Proceeds to benefit ministries. A snack bar with lunch available for a fee.
For more info call 906-346-6115.
Baraga yard sale June 1
L’ANSE — The Baraga County Chamber of Commerce & Baraga County Convention & Visitors Bureau is hosting Baraga Area Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 1.
Join in and be included on the map of Baraga County Wide Yard Sales. Stop in the Baraga County Chamber of Commerce or Baraga County Convention & Visitors Bureau to sign up and be included. Listings are $10 per address. Registration form can be found at: http://bit.ly/baragayardsale
Those who live out of town or don’t have the space can rent a 12-foot booth at Meadowbrook Arena for $20 to set up a sale. Contact Terra at 906- 201-1688 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or download the form at: http://bit.ly/meadowbrooksale
During the Baraga Area Yard Sale, the L’Anse American Legion will be hosting a craft show from noon to 5 p.m. Those interesting in selling their crafts, tables are $20 each. Call Melissa at 906-524-7746, email email@example.com or download the form at: http://bit.ly/LegionCraftShow
Questions? Call 906-353-8808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meditation retreat coming up
MARQUETTE — Meditate Marquette Center for Meditation and Contemplative Practices is sponsoring a one-day silent meditation retreat from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2.
There is no charge, but donations are welcome.
The retreat will be at Northern Lights Martial Arts Studio at 1310 S. Front St., Marquette. Bring a lunch for mindful eating. The day will include silent sitting meditations, walking meditations, and some audio talks by renowned mindfulness teachers. Chairs are available and participants are welcome to bring cushions and benches.
Space is limited, reserve a spot by calling 906-225-1776. See Meditate Marquette’s Facebook Page for for peer hosted meditation group sits on Monday, Tuesday and Sunday evenings. Mindfulness sensory sessions are also held at the Children’s Museum on the third Thursday of the month from 4:30-5:30 p.m. This session includes singing bells and other mindful sensory experiences for parents, children and walk-ins.
Big Tree Hunt contest in offing
ANN ARBOR — ReLeaf Michigan, a non-profit tree planting and education organization, is celebrating Michigan trees with its 14th Michigan Big Tree Hunt Contest.
This free contest runs now through Sept. 3 and is open to participants of all ages.
Join Michiganders across all 83 counties to hunt for the largest trees in the state. Big trees can be found anywhere: a backyard, a local park, or a hiking trail. When the contest closes certificates and prizes will be awarded for the largest tree submitted from each Michigan County, the largest tree found by a youth hunter (15 and younger) and adult hunter (16 and older), the largest Eastern White Pine found in the state and for potential state champion trees. To enter your big tree, visit www.bigtreehunt.com for an online entry form or for information on where to find a paper entry form.
ReLeaf Michigan started the Michigan Big Tree Hunt in 1993 to celebrate our state’s beauty and gather information about Michigan’s biggest trees. Contest entries provide potential state champion trees to Michigan�s Big Tree Registry as well as the National Register of Big Trees. Since Michigan champion trees die or may be removed, contest entries are a wonderful opportunity for all age groups to help track these vital, historical, living landmarks.
More contest details available online at www.bigtreehunt.com. If you have a question not answered on the website, email ledwards@ReLeafMichigan.org or call (800) 642-7353.
ReLeaf Michigan’s Big Tree Hunt contest is sponsored by the Arboriculture Society of Michigan, Consumers Energy Foundation, the DTE Energy Foundation, and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources — Urban and Community Forestry Program and supported in partnership by the Huron-Clinton Metroparks and the Michigan Botanical Club.