Planetarium events slated
MARQUETTE — The Shiras Planetarium invites everyone to attend one of its upcoming public programs.
Full show details can be found at shirasplanetarium.org which is where tickets can be purchased.
Among the upcoming events at the planetarium are Flastback to the 1960s at 7 p.m. Saturday and Flashback to the 1970s at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
Sunday is Campfire Under the Stars at 3 p.m. and Night Sky Tour at 4:30 p.m.
Then Jan. 31, it’s Laser Beatles at 7 p.m. and Laser Floyd the Wall at 8:30 p.m.
February’s scheduled events start with Tour of the Night Sky at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3 and Electronica at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8.
Piano workshop Sunday
MARQUETTE — Members of Lake Superior Piano Workshop present their annual piano recital Sunday.
The recital begins at 3 p.m. at the Federated Women’s Clubhouse, 104 W. Ridge St., Marquette. A free-will offering will be accepted to benefit piano maintenance at the Clubhouse. No advance tickets are available.
The recital will feature music composed by Beethoven, Haydn, Muczynski, and Ravel. For info, phone 906-226-9617.
Snowman contest deadline Monday
MARQUETTE — West End Suicide Prevention will be hosting an inaugural “Beating the Winter Blues” Health Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Ishpeming Armory.
Leading up to the event will be a Snowman Building Contest in which people have the chance to win $100.
To enter the Snowman Building Contest, individuals or groups need to build a snowman in Marquette County, and send a picture of it to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday.
The official rules for the Snowman Building Contest can be found at www.glrc.org/WESP. Voting for the best snowman will take place at the “Beating the Winter Blues” Health Fair.
The “Beating the Winter Blues” Health Fair is free for all community members. Many local agencies will have informational booths and will be ready to answer questions about the services they offer.
There will also be many activities to take part in.
MARESA will have their Blender Bikes, the Ishpeming Police Department will have Prescription Drug Take Back, there will be blood glucose and blood pressure screenings and much more.
The first 800 people under the age of 18 will receive a LIVE drawstring pack. There will be door prizes at the event, including certificates for massages, VIP tickets to the Grace Festival, a Teen Essential Kit, NUTRiBULLET Balance and more.
There will also be a football themed game for kids. Participants will have the opportunity to pick the team they think will win the Super Bowl for a chance to win gift certificates for local restaurants.
For more information contact Amy Poirier at email@example.com or 906-523-9688.
FLAC at MAPS to meet
MARQUETTE — The Marquette Area Public Schools Family Life Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Monday in the Marquette Senior High School SRC/Library.
The main function of the FLAC is to discuss, review, and make recommendations regarding family life education curricular issues. The meeting is open to the public.
Questions? Call 225-4254.
Blues Society logo contest starts
MARQUETTE — The Marquette Area Blues Society is seeking entries for its annual logo contest for the 17th Marquette Area Blues Fest, to be held over Labor Day weekend 2020 in Marquette.
Area artists, students, and blues enthusiasts are encouraged to enter. One logo will be chosen as winner, and judges’ decisions are final.
All submissions must be received by Feb. 29. For more information and/or entry forms, visit www.marquetteareabluessociety.com and scroll down to the link marked “About,” and then click on “Documentation.”