Personal finance program offered
MARQUETTE - Back on Track, a personal finance education drop-in program, will resume for the fall season and be available from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 11 and 25 in the Peter White Public Library's conference room on the main floor of the library. These are one-on-one sessions.
Joan Vinette, Extension Educator with the Michigan State University Extension Service will lead the session. Drop-ins are welcome. This service is free and there is no sales pitch. For more information, call Vinette at 906-387-2530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the library at 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Back on Track sessions are available on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month through May.
'Free Association' exhibit at NMU
MARQUETTE -The DeVos Art Museum at Northern Michigan University is hosting the art exhibit "Free Association" through Sept. 29. The exhibit features works by artists Jennifer Davis and Amy Long. The museum will hold a tour and question-and-answer session with the artists at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Thursday; and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
ABC's storytime at Peter White
MARQUETTE - "Storytime ABC's," a storytime for 2- and 3-year-olds and their adult, runs from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 9 through Oct. 30 in the Children's Room of the Peter White Public Library. No registration necessary. For more information, call 226-4320 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Children's series at Peter White
MARQUETTE - "Falling for Color," an event that will include stories, songs and crafts, will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 10 through Oct. 29 in the Children's Room at Peter White Public Library. For more information, call 906-226-4323.
Pie social to aid fire department
SKANDIA - The Skandia Lioness group will host its 9th Annual Pie Social from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Skandia Community Center at 224 Kreiger Drive in Skandia. All proceeds from this event will go to benefit Skandia/West Branch Fire Department.
NMU posts theater season
MARQUETTE - The musical "Les Miserables," starring former Broadway actor and Northern Michigan University professor Paul Truckey as Jean Valjean, will be among this season's featured productions at NMU's Forest Roberts Theatre.
The season will open with "The Second City Goes to College/Happily Ever After" Wednesday, Sept. 11, through Saturday, Sept. 14 (a separate, more detailed release on this is forthcoming).
The new production of Boublil and Schonberg's "Les Miserables" will be performed Nov. 13-16. Truckey has performed in the Broadway and touring companies of the show, which is based on the novel by Victor Hugo.
The Shakespeare play "The Comedy of Errors" will kick off the winter semester Feb. 11-15 and 18-22. This play will be staged in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre.
"She Kills Monsters," about a woman who discovers her deceased sister's Dungeons and Dragons notebook and is transported on a journey to save her sister's soul, will run April 16-19 in Forest Roberts Theatre.
Show times are at 7:30 p.m., with additional 1 p.m. Saturday matinees for most mainstage offerings.
Studio productions this season and their respective dates are (all FRT unless noted): "A Kind of Alaska" Oct. 18-19 in the Black Box Theatre; Haunted Theatre Oct. 24-26; "The 12 Dates of Christmas" Dec. 5-6 in the Black Box Theatre; Santaland Diaries Dec. 20-21 in the Black Box Theatre; "An American in Paris," Feb. 7-8; and the NMU Dance Concert held at the end of each semester, Dec. 7 and April 26.
For more information, visit www.nmu.edu/frt. Tickets are available at all NMU EZ Ticket outlets or online at www.nmu.edu/tickets. In addition to season tickets, with the same seat guarantee, Forest Roberts Theatre is offering a new Flex Pass subscription that includes four vouchers good for any available seat for mainstage shows. The flex pass can be used in any combination - four tickets to one show, two tickets to two shows, etc.
Raptor talk at library
MARQUETTE - The Laughing Whitefish Audubon Society will present a program on the Chocolay Bird Rehabilitation Center at 7 p.m. Sept.11 in the Peter White Library community room. Jerry Maynard will speak about his work operating the raptor rehabilitation center. For information, call 226-6749.