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Rock, mineral club to meet

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club will be meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cliff Shaft Mine Museum, 501 W. Euclid St., Ishpeming.

Doors will open at 1 p.m. to allow members and visitors time to bid on silent auction specimens and to view the club’s mineral collection. The program will start at 1:30 p.m.

Retired Cleveland-Cliffs senior engineer Allan Koski will present programs focusing on the unique aspects of mine reclamation and a project that involved pond rehabilitation. He will also discuss the establishment of a site-based environmental education curriculum with local schools.

A door prize drawing, a 50/50 drawing and a business meeting will follow the program.

Everyone is welcome to attend, enjoy, and learn about the wonders of rocks and minerals. There is no admission charged.

Baraga chamber to host tour

L’ANSE — The Baraga County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Garden Tour from 4-9 p.m. July 17, rain or shine. Do you or someone you know have a garden you’d love to show off?

Last year’s Garden Tour was the chamber’s second annual, and there was positive feedback from both gardeners and attendees. Along with walking though the greenery and enjoying the handywork there will be artists and musicians at each stop to entertain.

Interested in joining the fun? Call the Baraga County Chamber at 906-353-8808 or email baragacountychamber@gmail.com to submit a garden or learn more.

DeVos accepting art submissions

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum is accepting submissions for its annual “North of the 45th” exhibition through March 16.

Artists living in Michigan, Wisconsin or Minnesota north of the 45th parallel are welcome to submit their work.

The jurors for this year’s show are Brad Killam, associate professor at the College of Du Page in Illinois, and Michelle Grabner, a curator who serves as the Crown Professor of Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. Both founded The Suburban, a project space in Oak Park, Ill. that has been operating for more than 20 years and expanded into Milwaukee in 2015.

They will be responsible for selecting the work for this year’s exhibition, as well as choosing the winner of the Jurors’ Choice Award worth $500. Other prizes include a $250 Audience Choice Award and a Permanent Collection Acquisition Award.

Entries are due at 11:59 p.m. EST March 16. Work in all media is welcome, provided it hasn’t previously been displayed in the museum. All entries must be submitted on devos.slideroom.com.

There is a $20 fee to submit up to five images. Chosen artwork must be shipped or delivered to the museum by June 1. Shipped artwork will be returned to the artist at the museum’s expense.

For more information, contact Emily Lanctot at elanctot@nmu.edu or 906-227-1481.

Medicinal plant seminar planned

MARQUETTE — Medicinal Plant Chemistry Seminar Andrew Brisbo, director of Michigan LARA Marijuana Regulatory Agency, presents as part of the ongoing Medicinal Plant Chemistry seminar series, hosted by the Northern Michigan University Chemistry Department.

This session will be from 5-6 p.m. Wednesday at NMU’s Jamrich Hall, JXJ 1100.

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