Calendar – Education – IIyasha Shabazz Presentation – Feb. 08

Marquette – IIyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz, will give a presentation, as part of Black History Month, on Monday, February 8 at 7 p.m. in 1100 Jamrich Hall at Northern Michigan University.

Shabazz is a community organizer, social activist, motivational speaker and author of “Growing Up X” She promotes higher education, interfaith dialogue and building bridges between cultures for young leaders of the world. Shabazz also serves on the Board of the Harlem Symphony Orchestra, is a member of the Arts Committee for the New York City Opera at Lincoln Center and was a project advisor for the PBS award-winning documentary, “Prince Among Slaves.”

This presentation is hosted by NMU’s Black Student Union and funded by the student activity fee. Admission is free and open to the public.

Calendar – Groups – NAMI Support Group Meeting – Feb. 8

Marquette – The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette Chapter (NAMI) will offer support group meeting on Monday, February 8 at 7 p.m. in the Hiawatha Room of the Commons Conference Center, 129 West Baraga Avenue in Marquette.

NAMI offers confidential support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness. For more information call 360-7107, or

In case of bad weather, if NMU cancels evening classes, the NAMI meeting will also be cancelled.

Calendar – Youth – Barnelopet Ski Event – Feb. 7

Hancock – The Annual Barnelopet (Children’s Race) will be held on Sunday, February 7 beginning with registration at 1 p.m. at the Four Seasons Chalet trailhead on the Maato Hiihto cross country trail system in Hancock.

Registration is open for ages 3 through 17 years old. Parents can ski with their children if they wish, to make it a family outing. There will be groomed and marked courses of 1, 2, 4, and 6 km each for children of differing ages/abilities.

Youth skiers who complete their chosen course receive a large, colorful enameled Participation Medallion and can enjoy the hot chocolate and cookie treats provided at the Chalet for everyone after they finish.

A suggested donation of $3 per child or $5 per family, to help defray the costs of the event, is welcome. Go to BarnelopetRegistration_2016 to download a registration form. For more information, call Wayne Stordahl at 482-0292.

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Chocolate Festival to Benefit SAIL – Feb. 7

Marquette – The annual Chocolate Festival, a benefit for Superior Alliance for Independent Living, will be held on Sunday, February 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the University Center at Northern Michigan University.

Join SAIL to sample desserts from local restaurants and bakeries. There will be a silent auction, door prizes, entertainment and a photo booth.

Tickets are $10 iper person or $25 for families. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance at SAIL, 1200 Wright Street, Suite A, Marquette.

Calendar – Education – NCLL Program on DeVos Art Museum – Registration Deadline – Feb. 7

Marquette – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will partner with the Northern Michigan University Retiree Association to host a presentation by Emily Lanctot, DeVos Art Museum collections and outreach curator on Wednesday, February 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Devos Art Musuem on the campus of NNU.

Lanctot will share information about the museum’s history, programs and exhibits. She will also will lead a tour of the “Metamodern” exhibit and the NMU art studios.

The cost is $3 for NCLL members and $8 for non-members. Register by February 7 by calling 227-2979.

Calendar – Theater – “The Colored Museum” – Feb. 6

Marquette – “The Colored Museum” by George C. Wolfe will be offered on Saturday, February 6 at 6 p.m. in the Whitman Hall Commons at Northern Michigan University.

It is billed as a “black black comedy” broken up into 11 sketches and takes a satirical look at prominent themes and identities of African American culture and what it means to be black in contemporary America.

Admission is free. For more information, contact the Forest Roberts Theatre at 227-2082.

Calendar – Outdoors – Vintage Ski Day – Feb. 6

Marquette – The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame will host a Vintage Ski Day on Saturday, February 6 beginning at 1 p.m. at Marquette Mountain.

Things kick off with a Vintage Ski Race at 1 p.m., followed by a Vintage Costume Fashion Show at 2 p.m. and a Vintage Ski Contest at 3 p.m.

A concert, featuring Great Lakes Graham and the Fiddleman and Wildhack will be offered at 7 p.m. Admission for this concert is free to the public.

Warren Miller films will be shown throughout the day and displays of ski equipment and memorabilia will also be on display.

People who are coming to ski are being asked to dress up in their oldest ski wear. A contest will be held to judge their clothing. Marquette Mountain will donate $5 to the museums for each person who buys a day ski pass in a vintage ski outfit.

For more information, call Tom West with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame at 485-6323 or Dan Truckee with the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center by e-mailing

Calendar – Dance – 13th Annual Bollywood Night – Feb. 6

Marquette – The 13th annual Bollywood Night will be held on Saturday, February 6 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Activities include a film, South East refreshments, chai, and a dance performance by the Beladinas.
South East Asian attire is welcome.

Seating is limited. Bollywood tickets are on sale at Peter White Public Library’s Circulation Desk for $30 per person. For more information or to charge tickets, call 228-9510.


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BYO Dinner Theater at Peter White Public Library: Jurassic World – February 4th

Peter White Public Library invites film fans to a BYO Dinner Theater event on Thursday, February 4 for a screening of “Jurassic World” at 6:00pm in the library’s Community room.

“Jurassic World” is set in a new theme park that is built on the original site of Jurassic Park, off the coast of Costa Rica. The luxury resort provides a habitat for an array of genetically engineered dinosaurs, including the vicious and intelligent Indominus rex. When the massive creature escapes, it sets off a chain reaction that causes chaos. Now, it’s up to a former military man and animal expert, played by Chris Pratt, to use his special skills to save two young brothers and the rest of the tourists from an all-out, prehistoric assault.

This sequel to the 1993 science fiction/adventure film, “Jurassic Park” also stars Bryce Dallas Howard, was released in U.S. theaters in June 2015, is rated PG-13 and runs for 124minutes.

Viewers are welcome to bring their own takeout meal to enjoy in a dinner theater setting.

There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information visit or call 226-4318.


Start Time
06:00 PM

End Time
08:00 PM

BYO Dinner Theater at Peter White Public Library - Jurassic World

BYO Dinner Theater at Peter White Public Library – Jurassic World

Next Marquette Interfaith Forum Meeting, Friday February 5th

Harvey, Michigan – Our next Marquette Interfaith Forum meeting will be on Friday, February 5, at “Little Jimmie’s” in Harvey from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

At our January meeting we had a lively discussion of whether being Secular and being Religious were compatible or contradictory. We clearly did not exhaust the subject nor reach a conclusion since we decided to pursue the area further at the next meeting.

Specifically, we wished to continue the topic of secular vs religious and whether “secular religion” was a purely American or Anglophile phenomenon. Please plan to participate in our discussion. How does your faith inform and influence your secular life? How does your secular life increase the opportunities to put your religious ideals into action? etc.

Olson Library Showcases Student Art

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University’s Lydia M. Olson Library will host its first juried student art show from Monday, Feb. 1 through Friday, March 11. The pieces that will be on display represent a variety of media submitted by NMU students. An opening reception is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4.

“Olson Library is the ‘heart’ of academic life,” said Dana LaLonde, senior library assistant. “The library has about 1,800 people pass through our doors each day. We are striving to create opportunities for our students to share their creativity.”

The exhibit is available for viewing during normal library hours: 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; and noon to midnight Sunday. Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, email

Matinee Movie: The Age of Adaline – PWPL February 4th

MARQUETTE – Peter White Public Library’s Matinee Movie series continues on Thursday, February 4 at 12:30pm with a screening of “The Age of Adaline” in the library’s Community room.

Blake Lively stars as Adaline Bowman who has miraculously remained a youthful 29 years of age for nearly eight decades, never allowing herself to get close to anyone lest they discover her secret. However, a chance encounter with a charismatic philanthropist named Ellis Jones reawakens Adaline’s long-suppressed passion for life and romance. When a weekend with Ellis’ parents threatens to expose the truth, Adaline makes a decision that changes her life forever.

Co-starring Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn, “The Age of Adaline” was released in 2015, is rated PG-13, and runs for 112 minutes.

Matinee Movie welcomes the public to bring their own lunch and enjoy a film in a dinner theater setting. Closed captioning will be on to ensure access for all.

There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information visit or call 226-4318.

Date 02/04/2016

Start Time 12:30 PM

End Time 02:30 PM

Matinee Movie: The Age of Adaline - PWPL February 4th

Matinee Movie: The Age of Adaline – PWPL February 4th


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