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NMU Jazz Festival starting

MARQUETTE — The annual Northern Michigan University Jazz Festival will be Wednesday-Friday. Thanks to a unique collaboration with the Marquette Symphony Orchestra, this year’s Jazz Festival will feature trumpeter Allen Vizzutti. He will participate in an educational clinic and perform with ...

MAPS to hold early school dismissals Thursday

MARQUETTE — Based on the most recent weather update from the National Weather Service, Marquette Area Public Schools is planning for an early dismissal on Thursday, and still could consider cancellation if the forecast changes. MAPS will have the following release times: Marquette Senior ...

The calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; ...

Legion officer won’t be here

MARQUETTE — American Legion Department Service Officer Lisa Clark will not be in Marquette on Thursday at American Legion Post 44, 700 W. Bluff St. as previously announced. Any questions about claims preparation, presentation, counsel and other veteran concerns can be directed to the Post ...

Artist collective show coming up

MARQUETTE — Welcoming the beginning of spring after the long winter months, the Marquette Artist Collective presents a bird themed exhibit titled “Bird Song” at Cafe Bodega, 517 N. Third St., Marquette. The exhibit runs through June 5, 2019. This invitational art installation features ...

The calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; ...

Used book sale at library

ISHPEMING — The Friends of the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library sponsor a sale of used books on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The sale begins on Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Leverton Community Room on the lower level of the library. At that time and on Friday hardcovers will sell for $1 ...

Health screening in Chocolay

HARVEY — A health screening for Chocolay seniors will be offered from 12:30-1:30 p.m. April 16 at the Chocolay Senior Center. Included in the free screenings are blood pressure, pulse and glucose checks. There is a $5 charge to have cholesterol checked. Fasting is recommended for those ...

Carnegie Library group to meet

ISHPEMING — The Friends of the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Leverton Community Room on the lower level of the library. All who are interested in supporting the library and its programs are encouraged to join the group.

Adoptive, foster parents training set

ISHPEMING — Training sessions for adoptive and foster parents will be held in April at Northiron Church in Ishpeming. There is no cost to attend the all-day training. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the church, located at 910 Palms Ave., Ishpeming. This ...

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ at NMU MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will present “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.” Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and April 18-April 20, with a matinee performance at 1 p.m. on April 20. A ...

The calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; ...

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Traditional music jam on Saturday MARQUETTE — From 2-5 p.m. Saturday, the Peter White Public Library will host a traditional music jam in the Community Room on the lower level of the library. Bring a guitar, banjo, fiddle, bass, ukulele, harmonica, or just your voice, and join other ...

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer opportunities available for willing people of all ages in Marquette County. Persons 55 or older can learn about these and other possibilities in their community by calling 315-2607 — the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. Younger potential volunteers should contact the agencies ...

Superiorland Voices

What additions or changes would you like to see in Marquette city parks?

What’s flying: Spring is happening all around us

“Shining through tears, like April suns in showers, that labour to overcome the cloud that loads ‘em.” - Thomas Otway April struggles, as it always does, to bring a sense of spring to the Upper Peninsula. A couple new days of fluffy white snow blanketing the firm, substantial mounds of ...

The calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; ...

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Cooking classes to be offered MARQUETTE — The Marquette-Alger RESA and the Marquette Food Co-op are partnering to offer family cooking classes. These classes were made possible through grant funds MARESA received from the Superior Health Foundation to support local school weekend backpack ...

Hostage to talkers

Dear Annie: How do you politely handle “the talkers”? There seem to be a lot of them out there — you know, friends, people you meet at gatherings, etc., who talk nonstop and hardly allow you the time to say anything. Conversation should be a two-way street, not a monologue, but they ...

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Carmen Maria Machado to visit NMU MARQUETTE — Fiction writer Carmen Maria Machado will visit Northern Michigan University to read from her works and give a presentation at 7:30 p.m. April 11 in 1322 Jamrich Hall. Machado’s debut short story collection, “Her Body and Other Parties,” ...