Spoon Man at Peter White
MARQUETTE - "The Spoon Man" will perform family musical comedy show for all ages from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Friday in the Peter White Public Library Community Room. Admission is free. For more information, call 226-4323 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Can drive for girls softball
NEGAUNEE - The Negaunee Little League Girls' Major Softball All-Star team will be conducting a can and bottle drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the Negaunee and Palmer areas. This fundraiser will help offset the costs as the team competes for the state title in downstate Essexville July 10-14.
For information or to donate, call Heather Toutant 250-9704.
Fr. Marquette presentation slated
MARQUETTE - The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning and Marquette Regional History Center will co-sponsor a presentation titled "Father Marquette in the 17th Century." The event is scheduled from 7-9 p.m. July 18, at the MRHC. Jim Paquette and Sue Belanger will discuss why Father Marquette was in this area and what he did while he was here. They will also show what 17th century artifacts reveal about the Great Lakes and explorers.
Cost is a $5 suggested donation at the door. Registration deadline is Monday; call 227-2979.
Elks to host Kids Day
NEGAUNEE - The Negaunee Elks Lodge will be sponsoring its annual "Kids Day" activities Wednesday beginning at noon with a bike parade on Iron Street to the Negaunee Ice Arena where there will be concessions, games and raffles. The event is scheduled to end around 3 p.m.
"Kids Day" is one of the largest fundraisers put on by the Negaunee Elks. All funds from the event are placed into the Negaunee Elks Youth Activities Fund and are used exclusively for the betterment of the youth of the community.
NCLL to offer leather workshop
MARQUETTE - The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer a workshop to create a leather bag or purse. The session, led by leather worker Al Winfield, will also cover embossing and staining. It is scheduled from 1-3 p.m. July 18, in the lower level of Peter White Public Library.
The cost is $10 for NCLL members, $15 for others. Registration deadline is Monday, July 8; call 227-2979.
Negaunee 1962 social planned
NEGAUNEE - The Negaunee High School Class of 1962 will be having a social gathering at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Negaunee Senior Center.
Annual Fun Run Walk on tap
NEGAUNEE - Big Brothers Big Sisters 30th Annual Fun Run Walk will be held during Pioneer Days Saturday. The race starts at 8:30 a.m., registration starts at 7:30 a.m. The 2 mile and 10K courses will take participants through Old Towne Negaunee and the Heritage Trail. Pioneer Days parade immediately follows the run.
Participants will receive a T-shirt designed by artist Mark Shepherd and there are medals for all age groups. All proceeds from the event are used to match children locally with a Big Brother or Big Sister. Sponsors for this year's event include Range Bank, Advance America, Kohl's, Road ID, Pioneer Surgical and Wren Photography.
For more information or to register, call 475-7801 or visit www.pioneerdaysfunrun2013.kintera.org.
Diocese music conference in Esky
ESCANABA - The second Catholic Diocese of Marquette Sacred Music Conference has been set for Friday and Saturday at St. Joseph and St. Patrick Parish in Escanaba. The conference, which is being provided free of charge, will further the implementation of Archbishop Alexander Sample's vision of sacred music in liturgy, guided by his 2013 pastoral letter, "Rejoice in the Lord Always." The former bishop of Marquette issued the pastoral letter before he was transferred to the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon.
The conference is designed for priests, deacons, seminarians, directors of music, organists, cantors, choir members, and singers of all ages, especially those responsible for sacred music in the Catholic parishes and missions throughout the Upper Peninsula. Nathan Knutson, director of sacred music for the Diocese of Marquette, will lead the conference.
This year's conference will study many musical areas, including Gregorian chant, organ and choral music. Sessions on the organ also apply to the piano, so they will be helpful to all parishes. Primacy of voice will be emphasized with multiple sessions on Gregorian chant, as well as forming and rehearsing with a schola.
Registration forms are available online and from most parish music directors. The conference will include lunch and dinner on Friday and breakfast on Saturday. Lodging in Escanaba is recommended for Friday evening, July 12. For more information, visit www.marquettesacredmusic.com or call 227-9122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MACC offers movement intensive
MARQUETTE - The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center will be holding a workshop called "Living Statue Movement Intensive" with instructor, Denise Townsend. The first portion of the workshop will teach participants to focus on specific character movements and development. Once character development is complete, students will shift focus to the environment the characters will be performing in. This workshop will end with a performance during "By Way of the Water" week. Living Statues students will have the opportunity to showcase their new talent as the Tall Ships sail into Lower Harbor the weekend of July 19.
The cost of this workshop is $50 for city residents, and $55 for non city residents. The class is scheduled or 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 12-13, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 16-18 and July 19.