Local briefing

Fundraiser for Girls on the Run

MARQUETTE –Anytime Fitness of Marquette is working with Girls on the Run to help inspire girls to recognize their inner strength.

Donations for Girls on the Run are being accepted at the gym through Wednesday. Money is the best donation and they are also looking for volunteers to help out at the Confidence 5K run event on Saturday, June 8 at Presque Isle Park in Marquette.

Anytime Fitness of Marquette will be hosting a fundraiser team training session at 7 p.m. Wednesday. No membership is needed but those attending should bring a $5 participation fee. All proceeds go to Girls on the Run.

Girls on the Run inspire third- through eighth-grade girls to recognize their inner strength. During the 10-week program, the girls develop skills to help them navigate through their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness, with an end goal of running a 5K, according to a press release.

The girls learn confidence, character, care, competence and how to make positive connections with adults and their peers.

An independent study on Girls on the Run found that there was an 85% improvement in the girls’ confidence, competence, character, care and connections to others. Girls who were least active at the start increased physical activity by more than 40%. Ninety-seven percent of girls said that they learned critical life skills at Girls on the Run.

Those who want to help also may register to run the 5K themselves or sign up to volunteer at the event at the gym Wednesday, or register/volunteer on the website www.gotrmichup.org.

BLP closed for Memorial Day

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Board of Light and Power office will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

For emergencies, call 228-0300.

DNR advisory groups to meet

ISHPEMING — The Upper Peninsula Habitat Workshop will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 18 at River Rock Lanes and Banquet Center, Ishpeming. For more information, contact Terry Minzey at 906-228-6561.

The Eastern Upper Peninsula Citizens’ Advisory Council will meet at 6 p.m. June 10 at Munising Township Hall, Wetmore. Contact Stacy Welling Haughey at 906-226-1331.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources regularly conducts meets of various public bodies that advise the DNR and, in some cases, set policies for natural resources management.