Traditional Music Jam at PWPL
MARQUETTE — From 2-5 p.m. Saturday, the Peter White Public Library will host a traditional music jam, the first after a summer break, in the Community Room on the lower level of the library.
Bring your guitar, banjo, fiddle, bass, ukulele, harmonica, or just your voice, and join other acoustic musicians and vocalists for a community jam session. Celebrate the traditional folk music of the Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, and others. It’s a chance to share your love of music and learn a new song or instrumental technique. Listeners and singers are always welcome.
There is no admission charge to attend this event which is sponsored by the Hiawatha Music Co-op and the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library.
Call 906-226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info for more information.
Woodburning workshop at MRHC
MARQUETTE — Marquette Regional History Center presents: Pyrography: Woodburning Workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 14.
The instructor will be Liz Roberts. Using her craft of pyrography, Roberts creates historical work. With few extant examples, use of an art style of a chosen time period inspire pieces that would have existed then. Participants will hear a brief history of pyrography, see examples of tools and creations, and make their own craft piece.
Pre-registration is required. The fee is $45. Call 906-226-3571 to register or visit marquettehistory.org for more info.
Community feed planned at church
ISHPEMING — The monthly Community Dinner at Hope Free Lutheran Church in Ishpeming will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. The menu will feature chicken and rice casserole along with various sides and dessert. A food pantry is also available to those in need. All are welcome to come for a time of fellowship and good food.
For more information call the church office at 906-485-5714.
Marquette County Dems dinner set
ISHPEMING — The Marquette County Democratic Party will host its first annual Fall Harvest Dinner and Silent Auction from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.
The event will take place at the Elks Lodge, 597 Lakeshore Drive, Ishpeming.
State Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr. will be joining House Democratic Floor Leader Yousef Rabhi, Rep. Sara Cambensy and MCDP Vice Chair Chris Cracchiolo as featured speakers.
Interested parties are asked to RSVP by Sept. 15. to either Bob Niemi at email@example.com or Jason Chapman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are $40 per person; $35 for veterans, seniors and students; $70 per couple; $250 for sponsor tickets; and $500 for host tickets.
Tickets can be purchased online at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mcdpfalldinner .
You can also reserve a table(s) for $1,000 and receive special recognition and tickets for guests.
NMU nursing school hits milestone
MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s School of Nursing invites alumni of all of its programs to attend a 50th anniversary celebration that will coincide with NMU’s Homecoming weekend Sept. 20-21.
Advance registration is requested by Sunday, Sept. 15, at nmu.edu/nursing/50.
The celebration will begin with a free autoimmune symposium from 1-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in Reynolds Recital Hall. The event is open to the public. Sponsors include NMU�s Doctor of Nursing Practice program; the Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation, dedicated to research and support related to the rare systemic inflammatory disease of unknown cause that affects multiple organs and can be fatal; and Race for RP. The symposium offers three nursing CEUs through the school and three CMEs for physicians sponsored by UP Health System-Marquette.
A nursing alumni social, dinner and program will begin at 5 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Northern Center. Tickets are $50 and seating is limited. Motivational health care speaker Diana Jordan will deliver the post-dinner program, “Come Back to Your Roots and Renew with Laughter.” Her presentations combine humor, inspiration and information.
From 9-11 a.m. Sept. 21, there will be an open house and simulation lab experience in West Science, along with optional campus tours led by nursing students.
The School of Nursing will have a table at the tailgate party preceding the Homecoming football game and a seating area for alumni at the game. It will also be represented at the 5th Quarter reception after the game at the Holiday Inn.
Northern began its bachelor of science in nursing program in 1969 with an enrollment of 35. It has grown to become the most popular undergraduate major. The school also offers an online RN to BSN completion program and a Doctor of Nursing Practice.
Diabetes workshop coming up
NEGAUNEE — Do you have diabetes? Do you care for someone living with diabetes? If so you are welcome to attend this free workshop starting in September.
A Diabetes Self-Management Workshop is being offered at the Negaunee Senior Center beginning on Monday, Sept. 16.
he Diabetes -PATH (Personal Action Towards Health) workshop is a six-week program designed to provide the skills and tools needed by people living with or caring for someone with Type 2 diabetes to improve their health and manage their symptoms. As a result, participants are better equipped to face the daily challenges of living with diabetes. Two trained leaders conduct the workshop that was developed by Stanford University. Subjects covered include: symptoms of diabetes, stress, managing fatigue and emotional problems, exercise, healthy eating, medications, and working with health care providers.
This six-week workshop will meet on Mondays,from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Negaunee Senior Center located at 410 Jackson St., Negaunee, Sept. 16-Oct. 21.
Class sizes are limited and pre-registration is required. Family and caregivers of those with diabetes are welcome. There is no cost to attend this workshop and materials are provided.
Call the Negaunee Senior Center at 906-475-6266 to register. This free community diabetes program is made possible by the U.P Diabetes Outreach Network, UPCAP and the West End Health Foundation.