Animal welfare workshops on tap
GWINN — Michigan Pet Fund Alliance will host a series of animal welfare workshops throughout Michigan for animal rescue and animal shelter staff, volunteers and advocates.
Locally, there will be a workshop at the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter in Gwinn on Thursday.
The registration free is $38 per person with boxed lunch. includes choice of turkey or vegan sandwich, side, dessert, and bottled water.
The fee is $30 per person without lunch. You may bring your own lunch.
The day’s agenda: 8 a.m. registration opens; 9 a.m. Session 1 – Dr. Jeff Fortna; 10:30 a.m. break with light refreshments; 10:45 a.m. Session 2 – Dr. Jeff Fortna; 12:15 p.m. Networking Lunch; 1 p.m. Session 3 – Lisa Rabine, ABCDT; 2:30 p.m. break with light refreshments; 2:45 p.m., Session 4 – Lisa Rabine, ABCDT; and 4:15 p.m. end of workshop.
Register at https://www.signupgenius. com/go/8050f45aead23a5fc1-2019
Michigan Pet Fund Alliance’s goal is to make Michigan a No Kill state where no homeless healthy or treatable cat or dog is killed in Michigan shelters. Animal shelters reach no kill status when they follow best practices to save 90% or more of the animals in their care. UPAWS had no kill status.
Scientific research on animal sheltering and animal welfare has exploded in the last decade. Through this workshop, Michigan Pet Fund Alliance will bring this research and best practices to help them save more lives.
When Michigan Pet Fund Alliance was formed in 2003, more than 120,000 cats and dogs were being killed in Michigan shelters every year. At that time, only one county was considered no kill. Based on 2017 shelter reports, 62 out of 80 counties in Michigan with licensed shelters were no kill with a 90% or better live release rate, and just over 15,000 cats and dogs were killed.
Pie social at church planned
NEGAUNEE — The Annual Pioneer Days Pie Social will take place at Mitchell United Methodist Church, 207 Teal Lake Ave., Negaunee, from 1-3 p.m. Thursday.
It wll be $5 for pie, ice cream/Cool Whip, tea/coffee .
All are welcome.
Pioneer princess to be crowned
NEGAUNEE — The Pioneer Princess Pageant in Negaunee will be Thursday at the Negaunee High School Auditorium.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the pageant starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for students.
In celebrating 40 years of Pioneer Days there will be 23 past princesses returning to the stage.
This year, 11 contestants will be competing for the title.
Conservation workshop Saturday
MARQUETTE — Marquette County Conservation District will host a season extension workshop from 10 a.m to noon Saturday at the Graveraet Hoophouse at Graveraet Elementary School in Marquette.
Pre-registration is required.
For more information or to register visit www.marquettecd.com or call 226-8871 ext.129.
PWPL hosting Space Bingo
MARQUETTE — Space Bingo has started at the Peter White Public Library as part of the Adult Summer Reading Program — A Universe of Stories.
Complete a row going across, down, or diagonally for a chance to win a prize. Activities are as simple as viewing a full moon, watching a sci-fi film or attending one of the library�s many programs.
The first drawing will be held on July 15 for a chance to win Hiawatha Traditional Music Festival tickets. The second drawing will be held Aug. 23 for a chance to win Blues Fest Tickets. The final drawing will be held Friday, Aug. 30 for assorted prizes including books from Snowbound.
Sponsors are Hiawatha Music Co-op, Marquette Area Blues Society, and Snowbound Books.
Participants must be 18 or older to play; one card per person. Pick a card up at the library’s circulation desk, return it once it is completed.
There is no fee to participate. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
String concert set for library
MARQUETTE — Do you enjoy the unplugged sound of violin and cello? How about a varied and fast-paced performance that includes many genres of classical string music within one hour? Then come to a Weeknight Concert with the Superior String Alliance Chamber Players at the Peter White Public Library at 7 p.m. Monday, July 15 in the library’s community room on the lower level.
The SSA Chamber Players are a group of professional performers who also teach at the SSA Summer Music Camp, which is the only residential camp in the U.P. exclusively for string students. Some of the musicians are originally from the U.P.; some are not Yoopers, but they have taught and performed so much in the U.P. that they consider it a second home.
The SSA Chamber Players perform concerts to spread their love of chamber music and to raise funds for their campers though the SSA Camper Scholarship Fund. Founded in 1984, the Superior String Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports the art of learning and performing music on the violin, viola, cellos, and bass throughout Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
For more information visit the SSA website http://superiorstringalliance.org.
There is no admission charge to attend thanks to sponsorship by the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library; however, donations for the Superior String Alliance Camper Scholarship Fund are much appreciated.
For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.