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Klava Klub set to meet July 17

MARQUETTE — At 6:30 p.m. July 17, 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 John Scalzi’s novel, “Old Man’s War.” On his 75th birthday, John Perry joins the army. The Colonial Defense Force wants the knowledge and skill that older people can offer, with the incentive that two-year survivors earn a homestead on a habitable planet.

Is it worth the price?

Come to The Crib, grab a cuppa joe, and discuss sci-fi novels old and new. There is no admission charge to attend. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.

Free program to be offered at NMU

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University Continuing Education and Workforce Development will host a free program for businesses looking to enter the defense and homeland security sectors from noon to 3:30 p.m. July 24 in the Northern Center (formerly University Center).

The registration deadline is July 17.

The event begins with a complementary lunch at noon. A panel discussion featuring defense industry experts is scheduled from 12:30-1:30 and breakout sessions on cybersecurity and talent recruitment/retention will be held from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

NMU is working with the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and the Michigan Defense Center to assist businesses in reducing identified barriers that may be preventing entry or growth in these sectors, such as targeted training or business development resources.

To register for the program, call 227-2103 or email conteduc@nmu.edu.

Hike to be held at scenic trail

MARQUETTE — The North Country Trail Hikers Chapter of the North Country Trail Association will host a hike on the North Country National Scenic Trail from the MDOT Welcome Center in Harvey to the old railroad trussle over M-28 on July 21 beginning at 1 p.m.

The group will hike to the viaduct then turn around and return for a round trip hike of approximately 4.6 miles. For those working on the 2019 Hike 100, all miles count. Bring water, camera and bug dope/head net. Everyone is welcome.

Contact Eric Rehorst at eaglenorth2@yahoo.com or call 906-399-0269 for more information or to sign up.