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Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Marquette West Rotary HarborFest – Aug. 26-27

Marquette – Marquette West Rotary HarborFest will be held Friday, August 26 from 4:45 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, August 27 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in downtown Marquette.

The event will feature live music, food both days, and a fishing derby and a classic motorcycle/car show on Saturday. Traditional sailing vessels will also be in the harbor both days. Admission is free.

For more information, go to marquettewestrotary.org/harbor-fest.

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Calendar – Outdoors – Morning Tour at Seney National Wildlife Refuge – Aug. 26

Seney – A Morning Tour will be offered on Friday, August 26 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Visitor Center at the Seney National Wildlife Refuge in Seney.

The guided tour will last from 1 to 2 1/2 hours. Be on the lookout for a variety of wildlife while sharing information on the animals we see, and learn the history of the Refuge and current management practices.

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Calendar – Health – Blood Drive in Marquette – Aug. 26

Marquette – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a bloodmobile blood drive on Friday August 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at River Valley Bank in Marquette.

For an appointment, call Jake Trucco at 373-2601.

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Calendar – Seniors – “Live Well Age Well” Conference Registration Deadline – Aug. 26

Marquette – UPCAP, Upper Peninsula Health Plan, and Marquette County Aging Services will host the 3rd annual “Live Well Age Well” conference on Thursday, September 8 at the Holiday Inn of Marquette. to Marquette.

This is going to be a fun filled day with keynote speakers Dr. James Surrell and Dr. Larry Skendzel along with a variety of health and wellness break-out sessions, lunch, and door prizes. Topics discussed at this event will include Elder Abuse, Drug Awareness, Advance Care Planning, and How to Enrich Life while Aging and Living Well.

Registration is $10 and includes a healthy breakfast paid for by the Superior Health Foundation, 3 presenters, 3 breakout sessions, prize drawings, and a lunch buffet. For more information or to register please call1-800-338-1119 or dial 2-1-1. Printable registration is also available at www.UPCAP.org. The registration deadline is August 26.

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Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Marquette West Rotary HarborFest Gala – Aug. 25

Marquette – Marquette West Rotary HarborFest Gala will be held on Thursday, August 25 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in downtown Marquette.

The event will begin with a social hour with a cash bar at 5:30 p.m., followed by a plated surf and turf dinner at 6:30 p.m. and live and silent auctions from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $75 per person or $650 for a table of 8. There is a limited amount of tickets. Reservations are required. Contact Michelle Sellers at 273-2618 or msellers@rivervalleybank.com for tickets or more information.

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Calendar – Outdoors – Photo Tour at Seney National Wildlife Refuge – Aug. 25

Seney – A Photo Tour will be offered on Thursday, August 25 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Seney National Wildlife Refuge in Seney.

Meet with other photographers beginning at the Visitor Center. Explore the refuge, look for great shots, and share photos and skills. You should have a working knowledge of your equipment and come prepared for a variety of weather and bug conditions.

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Calendar – Health – Blood Drive in Marquette – Aug. 25

Marquette – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a bloodmobile blood drive on Thursday August 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at Lakestate Industries in Marquette.

For an appointment, call Shelby Bischoff at 273-2131.

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Calendar Outdoors – Wildlife Wednesday Night at Seney National Wildlife Refuge – Aug. 24

Seney – Wildlife Wednesday Night will be offered on August 24 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Seney National Wildlife Refuge in Seney.

Join an evening guided auto tour of the Refuge backcountry. Look for a variety of wildlife and learn Refuge history and management practices along the way.

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Learn More About Growing Plants

Marquette, MI – Do you enjoy being outdoors? Would you like the opportunity to learn more about growing plants? Do you like to share your knowledge with others? If so, become a part of the Michigan Master Gardener Program! This horticulture education and volunteer training program is being offered by Michigan State University Extension. No prior knowledge or experience in gardening is required. The Fall session in Escanaba is open for registration through Thursday Aug 11, 2016. You can register online at msu.anr.msu.edu/events/master gardener program or call Rebecca Krans, MSU Extension Consumer Horticulture Educator, at 906-875-0606 or kransr@anr.msu.edu.

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Calendar – Music – The Babbas in Concert – July 21

Harvey – Nashville based duo Annie Sellick and Pat Bergeson, also known as The Babbas, will perform on Thursday, July 21 at 7 p.m. at The Marquette UU Congregation, 1510 M-28 East, in Harvey.

The Babbas, are jazz based with acoustic guitars, harmonica and some percussion. This concert is being played for a love offering at the door.

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The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Marquette Nightlife 2.0 Friday, July 8

Friday, July 8—10:15–11:15 p.m. At the MRHC Greenspace, outside.

Marquette, MI – Bring your chairs and libations for an evening under the stars as Jim Koski will present an updated version of his 2015 program, taking us into more contemporary times. We’ll be reminded of our favorite clubs, discos and college bars along with some other “colorful” examples of night life. Images will be projected on the side of the building.

In the case of rain this event will be moved inside the building. Food trucks will be in the neighborhood. $5 suggested donation. Please visit marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571 for more info.

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“Under the Radar Michigan” comes to Marquette June 29th

MARQUETTE — How did two regular guys end up with a popular Emmy Award winning PBS television show and a book that feature the cool people, places and things that make Michigan a great place to be?

Join Under the Radar Michigan’s Tom Daldin and Jim Edelman for an inspirational story of reinvention and discovery. Hear how they do it … why they do it … and share great stories from their travels around Michigan. Bring your questions, your sense of adventure and your sense of humor, because when Tom and Jim start talking … it’s a wild and crazy ride. To give Tom and Jim a U.P. welcome, you are encouraged to wear your Stormy Kromers.

Wednesday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the Peter White Public Library Community Room. No admission charge. Call 228-9510 or visit www.pwpl.info for more information.

Look for Under the Radar Michigan on TV13, or go to utrmichigan.com and do a little perusing before the performance.

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