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SmartZone to hold meeting

MARQUETTE — Innovate Marquette SmartZone will hold a Women in Entrepreneurship event at 6 p.m. Thursday at Barrel + Beam, 260 Northwoods Road in Marquette Township.

The event will host a panel of local women who will discuss their daily challenges in being female entrepreneurs, ways they have overcome these challenges and how they have paved the way for other community women.

Speakers include Beth Millner, owner of Beth Millner Jewelry; Sarah Ruuska, owner of Lutey’s Flower Shop; Carrie Pearson, children’s book author and consultant; and Michele Dupras, owner of Revisions Design Studio. Ruth Solinski, manager of human resources at RTI Surgical, will be the moderator.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will kick off with a beer-and-wine tasting for attendees age 21 and over. Food will be provided by Cafe Bodega, giving attendees the opportunity to network. The panel discussion will start at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, visit the event page on Facebook. Space is limited, so RSVP at tiny.cc/wejan20.

GLRC workshop to start

MARQUETTE — Great Lakes Recovery Centers presents Guiding Good Choices, a free five-part workshop (once per week) for families of children ages 9-14.

The workshop features a prevention specialist with GLRC teaching a program that seeks to promote healthy youth development and to prevent teen alcohol, tobacco and other drug use by helping parents gain skills to:

≤ Build family bonds

≤ Establish and reinforce clear and consistent guidelines and expectations for behavior

≤ Teach children skills to resist peer influence

≤ Improve family management practice

≤ Reduce family conflict

≤ Guiding Good Choices is a evidence-based program with documented research and has been proven to be effective. Research has shown that when children are bonded to their parents/caregivers, school and non-drug-using peers, they are less likely to get involved in drug use or other behavior problems.

The next session will be Jan. 14, 21, and 28 and Feb. 4 and 11. Classes will be held at the SC3 Office, 601 E. Lakeshore Drive, Suite 101, Manistique, (behind Big Boy).

To get involved and help strengthen family bonds, contact Jennifer Levins at 906-286-0159.

Meeting for book group for cooks

MARQUETTE — Tasty Reads, a book group for readers who like to cook, will focus on “What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food that Tells Their Stories” by Laura Shapiro at noon Tuesday in the Peter White Public Library’s Shiras Room on the upper level.

In this collective biography, culinary historian focuses on six women: Dorothy Woodsworth, Rosa Lewis, Eleanor Roosevelt, Eva Braun, Barbara Pym, and Helen Gurley Brown. Through examining the food they prepared, ate and served, Shapiro reveals not just the personalities of these women, but also information about the society and culture in which they lived.

Share your thoughts about the book and a dish cooked from a recipe inspired by it. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.

Superior Woodturners will meet

MARQUETTE — The Superiorland Woodturners will be meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Peter White Public Library in the lower level.

The topic of the program will be “Beading and the Basket Illusion in Woodturning” with Matt Hirvonen as the presenter. Anyone is welcome to attend. Call Norm Hefke at 249-5308 for more information.