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Calendar – Youth – Chapter Book Club Meeting – Jan. 23

Marquette – Chapter Book Club, for ages 8 to 12, will meet on Monday, January 23 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Listen to a chapter a week, illustrate that chapter, and then create your own book of illustrations. This month will feature Adam Gidwitz’s “A Tale Dark and Grimm.”

The event is free. Chapter Book Club meets every Monday. For more information call 226-4320 or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

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Calendar – Youth – Book Babies – Jan. 23, 25

Marquette – Book Babies, for ages 0 to 24 months, will be offered on Monday, January 23 and Wednesday, January 25 from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. each day in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and finger plays, then stay for a playtime afterwards. The events are free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

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Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Culinary Journey 2017 at U.P. Children’s Museum – Jan. 22

Marquette – Culinary Journey 2017, offering you the world on a plate, will be held on Sunday, January 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the U.P. Children’s Museum, 123 W. Baraga Avenue in Marquette.

This fundraiser for the museum will be a scrumptious, decadent, gourmet experience, featuring the region’s most talented chefs, their culinary creations from around the world, live entertainment and an ample selection of wine.

Tickets are $70 each or two for $130. Call 226-3911 for tickets or information. Tickets are also available at the front desk at the Museum.

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Calendar – Youth – Youth Lock-in Retreat at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Jan. 27-28 – Registration Deadline – Jan. 22

Harvey – A Youth Lock-In Retreat will be held beginning on Friday, January 27 at 6 p.m. and ending on Saturday, January 28 at 9 a.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Harvey.

Fourth-graders and older are welcome to this free retreat. Staff from Fortune Lake Lutheran Bible Camp will lead the event with games, good food, music, faith lessons, and a service project.

Deadline for sign up is Sunday, January 22. A permission slip also needs to be signed by a parent or guardian. Call the church at 249-3122 for more information.

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Calendar – Outdoors – Snowshoe Event at Al Quaal – Jan. 21

Ishpeming – January is Stalking Awareness Month, and the Sault Tribe Advocacy Resource Center in collaboration with the Women’s Center of Marquette will host a snowshoe event on Saturday, January 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming.

Snowshoes will be provided for those who do not have them. For more information, call Alisha Young at 225-1346 ext. 207 or Stacy King at 341-9506.

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Calendar – Families – Martin Luther King Day Family Stories and Crafts – Jan. 21

Marquette – The NMU Chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association will host a Martin Luther King Day family stories and craft event on Saturday, January 21 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

The event is free. For more information, call 226-2343.

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Calendar – Fun – Saturday at the Center: Game Day – Jan. 21

Marquette – “Saturday at the Center: Game Day” will be offered on Saturday, January 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marquette Regional History Center on Spring Street in Marquette.

Check out the new special exhibit by getting out old favorite games! Come and play, the old fashioned way -unplugged, at the museum arcade. Bring your game face, there will be something for everyone, from pioneer games to table top hockey, a checker tournament, antique board games, dominoes and more.

Enjoy the exhibit, “Toys in Yooperland”. The activities are included with admission or membership.

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Calendar – Music – Marquette Winter Vinyl Record Show and Poster Sale – Jan. 21

Marquette – The Marquette Winter Vinyl Record Show and Poster Sale will be held on Saturday, January 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Peter White Lounge on the first floor of the NMU Don H. Bottum University Center at Northern Michigan University.

Browse through thousands of collectible and new vinyl records up for sale along with CDs, DVDs, video games, concert posters, movie posters and gig posters.

The public is invited to bring their vintage vinyl for sale or trade. For more information, call Ed Johnson at 293-5336.

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NMU Receives Motorcycle Safety Grant

Marquette, Michigan  – January 9, 2017 – NMU Continuing Education and Workforce Development has received $66,500 in continuation funding for its motorcycle safety program. NMU is one of 14 state-sponsored regional training agencies providing motorcycle safety classes funded through a grant from the Michigan Department of State.

Classes are offered at seven sites throughout the western/central Upper Peninsula. With the increasing popularity of motorcycle riding across the country, NMU’s Motorcycle Safety Foundation-based program offers riders of all skill levels some of the most comprehensive training available. All instructors are MSF-certified rider coaches and experienced, avid riders.

Stephanie Zadroga-Langlois, the new director of NMU Continuing Education and Workforce Development, oversees the grant. The funding period runs through Sept. 30, 2017.

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DeVos Art Museum Hosts Faculty Exhibition – 01/20/17

Marquette, Michigan January 18, 2017 – Northern Michigan University’s DeVos Art Museum is hosting its Faculty Biennial Exhibition. A reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20.

The Faculty Biennial Exhibition is a celebration of the talent found within the current faculty of the NMU School of Art and Design. It highlights creative achievements in all media and concentrations.

The exhibition continues through Feb. 19. DeVos hours of operation are: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Thursday; and 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  For more information, visit www.nmu.edu/devos.

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Creating Confident Caregivers – 1/10/17

Iron Mountain, MI – January 10, 2017Creating Confident Caregivers is an exciting program in select regions of Michigan, for family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss.  Creating Confident Caregivers is a six-session workshop led by trained dementia care specialists.  This university tested program provides participants with information, skills and attitudes to manage stress and increase their effectiveness as a Caregiver.

Creating Confident Caregivers is once again available in the Iron Mountain area, brought to you by the U.P. Area Agency on Aging/UPCAP. There is no charge to participants for the weekly sessions or materials and respite care may be available through participating area agencies while caregivers attend the workshop.

The next “Creating Confident Caregivers” workshop starts January 12, 2016 in Iron Mountain.  This is a six week workshop which meets once each week on Thursday’s from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.  If you are interested in participating in this workshop please contact 1-800-305-8137, dial 2-1-1 or visit us on the web at www.upcap.org .

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Laughing Whitefish Audubon Society to Host Program – 1/11/17

Marquette, Michigan  – January 10, 2017 – On Wednesday, January 11, the Laughing Whitefish Audubon Society will host a program called “South Africa to Victoria Falls, via Botswana: A Thousand Mile Safari,” presented by Jeff Knoop. The meeting will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room of Peter White Public Library. It is free and open to the public.  For more information call 226-6749.

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