NMU to offer summer kids college
MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Glenn T. Seaborg Mathematics and Science Center is offering “Summer College for Kids,” a program for students in grades K-8 to take courses in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM education).
Classes available for kindergarten and first graders include “Buzz” Light Year, Movin’ and Groovin’ and Yuckology. Classes available for second and third graders include The Best of Bugs, Pocket-Bots and Inside Out. Classes available for fourth and fifth graders include Minecraft University, Stars Wars Maker Lab and Virtual Reality. Classes available for sixth-eighth graders include Outdoor Survival 101, 3D Design Challenge and Testing the Waters.
The 2019 Summer College for Kids classes will be held the following weeks: June 17-21, June 24-28, July 8-12, and July 15-19. There are both morning and afternoon classes available, with sessions running from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1-4 p.m. The enrollment cost is $75 per class. Optional lunch time supervision is available from noon-1 p.m. for an additional $10 per week.
For more information, call 227-2002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Klava Klub meeting at PWPL
MARQUETTE — At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, the Peter White Public Library will host a meeting of its science fiction book group, Klava Klub, at The Crib, located at 401 N. Third St., Marquette.
For this meeting, the group will discuss Neal Stephenson’s novel “The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.” When linguist Melisande Stokes is offered a job translating ancient texts by Intelligence Operator Tristan Lyons, she jumps at the chance to leave academia and her arrogant boss, Dr. Blevins, despite so much of the new job being “Classified.” However, she soon discovers that they are researching the disappearance of magic, leading to the discovery of witches and time travel.
There is no admission charge to attend. Visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Kaufman to host music event
MARQUETTE — For the past two years, the Marquette Rockestra and Marquette Area Public Schools have come together to perform an evening of unforgettable rock and popular music at Kaufman Auditorium.
The tradition continues this June with an amazing concert celebrating the music from summer’s past.
“Sounds of Summer,” will feature over two dozen musicians from the Marquette area and students from the Marquette Area Public Schools, who are joining forces to perform classic songs to get everyone into that summer spirit.
The concert is a fundraiser for the MAPS music programs and will be held at Kaufman Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19. Tickets are currently available from www.nmu.edu/tickets or can be purchased at the Berry Event Center, Forest Roberts Theatre and the NMU Bookstore. Tickets will also be available at the door. The prices are: Advance — adults $15, students $10; and at the door — adults $17, students $12.
The specific songs that are to be performed will be a secret until they are played at the show; but expect performances by artists such as The Beach Boys, Earth, Wind and Fire, Paul McCartney, Carole King and others. Playing the songs will be musicians and singers from some of Marquette’s most popular rock bands and groups and singer-songwriters from the area.