GINCC Member Day to be held
CHAMPION — The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the second annual GINCC Member Day at Water Warrior Island, located at Van Riper State Park, 851 County Road AKE, Champion.
From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 18, guests can enjoy the GINCC Warrior Package, which includes a two-hour session on the Island and a scoop of Jilbert’s ice cream for $20. Kayak and paddle board rentals will be $10 for one hour and $15 for two hours. One-hour Island sessions will be $10.
Any employee of a GINCC member business, along with their family and friends, are invited to take part in this day of specials at the Island.
Note, Water Warrior Island will be provided with an updated chamber member list so employees of member businesses are asked to bring a form of verification of employment at the business (business card, etc.). A Michigan Recreational Passport or day pass is required to access the parking area at Van Riper State Park.
Celebrate the cosmos on Aug. 19
MARQUETTE — Celebrate the cosmos in this event for all ages with music, poetry, door prizes and refreshments from 6-8:30 p.m. Aug. 19 in the Peter White Public Library’s Community Room on the lower level.
Bring a donation for the library or a non-perishable item for the food bank to receive a ticket for a door prize, compliments of the Marquette Poets Circle.
The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a visit from Count von Count, who will read “Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown. The book will be projected on screen so children can easily see the illustrations and read along.
After the reading, there will be door prizes for children.
At 6:30 p.m., local musician and piano teacher Bob Buchkoe will play music inspired by the cosmos on the library’s grand piano as well as his electronic keyboard. Pieces will include Debussy’s “Clair de Lune,” Crumb’s “Spiral Galaxy” and Vangelis’ theme from “Cosmos.”
The Marquette Poets Circle takes the stage at 7 p.m. Poets Martin Achatz, Gail Mahan, Lynn Domina and Beverly Matherne will share their celestial-inspired work, followed by a musical performance by Terri Bocklund. Jane Piirto, Richard Rastall and John Taylor will conclude this portion of the evening with more poetry.
After the reading, there will be door prizes for adults.
To round out the night, Buchkoe will play more music and the library will provide light refreshments.
There is no admission fee to attend thanks to sponsorship by the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library and the Marquette Poets Circle.
For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Dropoff for rummage, bake sale
MARQUETTE — The schedule for dropoff for the third annual Community Rummage and Bake Sale to benefit MooseWood Nature Center has been announced.
This year’s event takes place Sept. 6-7 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
People can participate in the event by donating gently used items, purchasing items at the sale, baking goodies for the bake sale or volunteering before, during or after the sale.
MooseWood will accept gently used and working donations only. Select items will be priced, but most will be available for a donation. All donations are tax-deductible (as allowable by law), and upon request, MooseWood will provide a donation receipt.
Bakers are needed. Anyone who enjoys baking is asked to consider making some goodies for the bake sale and help support this local nature center. Package the items and provide an ingredient list for those with food allergies. Baked goods not priced will be priced by organizers.
Anyone interested in volunteering in any way is asked to contact MooseWood at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 906-228-6250. Volunteers are needed to help set up, organize sale items, bakers and clean up after the event. Volunteer shifts are available Sept. 4, which is a work day to organize and price items, as well as the days of the sale.
Donations will be accepted at the MooseWood Nature Center at these times: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesdays, Aug. 20 and Aug. 27; and noon-4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23; Saturday, Aug. 24; Sunday, Aug. 25; Friday, Aug. 30; and Saturday, Aug. 31.
Acceptatble items: housewares, small furniture, children’s clothing, toys, artwork and frames, small appliances, glassware, cookware, crockery, camping and sporting goods, books, CDs, DVDs and pet items.
Items that cannot be accepted: electronics (tube TVs, computers, stereos, cell phones, etc.), mattresses and box springs, text books and encyclopedias, large appliances, paint, automotive parts, tools, tires, hazardous materials, computer equipment and accessories and expired baby items.