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Marquette symphony to perform

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Symphony Orchestra’s concert Saturday features a side-by-side performance with Marquette Senior High School students.

The MSO is dedicated to furthering music education opportunities, so the orchestra invited the MSHS Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble for a side-by-side performance for the first time. The students will join the MSO for “Finlandia” by Sibelius and “Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme” by Thomas Tallis. The MSO will also play Franck’s “Symphony in D minor.”

The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at Kaufman Auditorium.

Octavio Más-Arocas, the MSO’s principal conductor, will lead the combined ensembles. The MSHS Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Eric Marta, and the MSHS Wind Ensemble is conducted by Matt Ludwig. Both teachers are members of the MSO.

Tickets are on sale online at tickets.nmu.edu and at NMU Ticket Outlets.

Single concert adult tickets start at $17; tickets for students and children 13-18 are $12; and children 12 and under are $9.

One can receive two free tickets for children 6-14 with the purchase of one adult ticket. Call or visit NMU’s Ticket Office for details, or inquire at the door on concert night if tickets are still available.

The MSO’s remaining concerts this season are Dec. 14, Feb. 22 and April 18. Visit MarquetteSymphony.org for more details.

Vegan event planned

MARQUETTE — Northern Vegans has been a part of the Marquette County community since 2006, according to a news release from the group.

The release states: “We have shown many documentaries over the years related to veganism and how it can solve many of our environmental and health problems, in addition to understanding that veganism includes animals in the moral community. For example, our food choices do have a profound and positive impact on all three of these issues when we adopt a plant-based or vegan diet.”

Instead of showing another film this fall, though, the group wanted to do something very different and came up with the idea of hosting a Vegan Carnival. Members looked around both nationally and internationally and couldn’t find one anywhere. So perhaps the FIRST Vegan Carnival will be in Marquette.

The release states there are several countries that have a national ban on the use of wild animals in circuses including, Austria, Ireland, and Greece. In December of 2018, New Jersey became the first state to ban wild animals in circuses and Hawaii followed shortly after. This last May, Cincinnati, Ohio, passed a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses too.

There will not be any live animals of any kind at Northern Vegans’ Free The Animals Spectacular Vegan Carnival. There will be have singers, dancers, magicians, a professional yo-yoer, a comedy skit, a balloon artist, acrobats and more. Northern Vegans will be serving delicious vegan desserts and pizza. This is free to the public from 3-6 p.m. Saturday at the Peter White Public Library’s community room.

All are welcome, one doesn’t have to be a vegan to join us in a celebration in which no animals will be exploited or used for this community event. More at www.northernvegans.com or www.facebook.com/NorthernVegans.

Vintage item sale coming up

MARQUETTE — The community is invited to a Vintage Item Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Dunleavy Hall at St. Michael Catholic Church (in the gym).

Items for sale include: file cabinets, desks, tables, books, miscellaneous office and school supplies. All items are priced to sell.

Proceeds will be donated to the St. Michael Youth Group fund and Boy Scout Troop 302.

For more information, contact the parish at 906-228-8180.