Community Bulletin Board
Puppet show to be held on Feb. 29
MARQUETTE — On Feb. 29, the Peter White Public Library will present “The Fisherman and His Wife” as part of its “Once Upon a Time” puppet show series.
There will be two performances: one at 1 p.m. and another at 2 p.m. in the Community Room on the lower level of the library.
In this classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, a fisherman catches a talking fish who just so happens to be an enchanted prince. Wanting nothing to do with such a weird creature, the fisherman tosses him back to sea. The fisherman’s wife, however, insists that he go back and ask the fish for a favor. First she asks for a nice house, but then she wants more. Will her requests never end?
Veteran performers of the Vertigo Theatre Company bring their acting talents to the library puppet stage to present this well-loved story with some unique humorous twists. The shows are appropriate for all ages, especially families with young children.
There is no admission fee thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Bellamy Brothers to perform
ISHPEMING — Ishpeming Public Schools will present the Bellamy Brothers in concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the W.C. Peterson Auditorium.
Tickets, which are $35 each, are on sale at https://nmu.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1791.
MEA Retired to meet in Ishpeming
ISHPEMING –The Marquette County Chapter of MEA Retired will meet at the MEA office in Ishpeming at 10 a.m. Monday.
State Rep. Sara Cambensy will be speaking. All public school retirees are invited. For more information call 906-486-4213.
‘All Things Swiss’ to be presented
MARQUETTE — “All Things Swiss – a Traveler’s Take” will be presented by Carol Margrif as an upcoming program for the Northern Center for Lifelong Learning.
Margrif will talk about Cowbells, Cows, and Cheese – All things Swiss from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome Room 101B.
The cost is $3 for NCLL members and $6 for non-members.
A press release states: “Journey through the Swiss Alps with its breathtaking mountains, crystalline lakes, fresh Alpine air and gingerbread chalets. Carol explores Switzerland’s art and culture of the Bernese Oberland by train (including a steam train), boat, gondola, cable car, and foot.”
For more information, contact event liaison: Caroline Jordan at 228-9953 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yooper Storytellers event set
MARQUETTE –The Peter White Public Library invites the community to Yooper Storytellers from 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the library’s community room on the lower level.
Local personalities Jerry Irby, Larry Chabot, and Bill York will entertain with stories about the past including Tales about Fidel Castro, Little League Laughs, and Blowing Up the Landmark.
The library will provide coffee, tea, and sweets to enhance the listening experience.
There is no admission fee to attend. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Three Minute Thesis presented
MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University will present its Three Minute Thesis, or 3MT, competition at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Mead Auditorium in West Science.
The public is invited.
Graduate students and McNair scholars will showcase their theses in three minutes with only one slide and language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
The annual competition is held at more than 900 universities in more than 85 countries. It was developed by the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, in 2008.
The top NMU competitors will earn a cash prize, and the graduate winner will receive $500 and travel to the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools competition in Milwaukee.
More information can be found at https://www.nmu.edu/graduatestudies/3mt-competition.