Calendar – Music – Piano Recital at NMU – Oct. 5

Marquette – Northern Michigan University music professor Nancy Redfern will be featured in a piano recital alongside alumnus Mary Ann Boniface of Ironwood on Sunday, October 5 at 3 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall at NMU.

The musical program includes Piano Duet Sonata by early 20th century French composer Francis Poulenc, Three Preludes by Chicago-born composer Robert Muczynski, and Piano Concerto No. 2 by Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, which will be performed on two pianos. Admission is free.

Calendar – Education – History of Slavery Classes Registration Deadline – Oct. 5

Marquette – Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys will present the History of Slavery taught by Dr. Alan Willis, faculty member of the Northern Michigan University’s History Department beginning on Monday, October 6 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library.

The class will meet on consecutive Mondays through October 27. There is no charge but registration is required due to space constraints.
Register before the October 6 by calling the library at 226-4318 or via email to

The Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys initiative is a scholar-led
reading and discussion program designed to foster opportunities for
informed community conversations to familiarize public audiences with
the people and cultures of Muslims in this country and around the

For more information, visit or call the library at 226-4318.

Calendar – Health – 2nd Annual Cancer Awareness Carnival – Oct. 4

Marquette – The Cancer Awareness Committee at Northern Michigan University will present the second annual Cancer Awareness Carnival on Saturday, October 4 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the area between Magers and Van Antwerp Halls at NMU.

This event is free for students and the public. The carnival is designed to raise awareness of the different forms of cancer and the treatment options available. Student organizations from NMU help coordinate booths, provide information, distribute popcorn and cotton candy, and set up raffles and games.

Calendar – Education – U.P. Smart Gardening Conference – Oct. 4

Marquette – The U.P. Smart Gardening Conference will be held on Saturday, October 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ramada Inn in Marquette.

There will be four different ‘edible landscape’ speakers, a lunch buffet, a chance to win gardening door prizes, smart gardening resources, and a chance to network with other garden enthusiasts.

Register online at: or call 517-353-3175. A reduced registration fee of $60 is available if you register by October 2.. You can also register by calling MSU ANR Events Services at 517-353-3175.

Calendar – Music – Northern Nights Series Presents Carlos Nunez – Oct. 4

Marquette – The Northern Nights Series will present Celtic musician Carlos Nuñez on Saturday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Kaufman Auditorium on N. Front Street in Marquette.

Nuñez hails from Spain’s northwest region of Galicia, which is known for its vibrant tradition of Celtic music.

Tickets are available in advance at all NMU EZ Ticket outlets. Prices are: students/children, $5; NMU employees and seniors 60+, $13; and general public, $18. Tickets at the door are $1 to $2 higher.

For more information, go to

Calendar – Faith – Blessing of the Animals in Ishpeming – Oct. 4

Ishpeming – The 5th Annual “Blessing of the Animals” hosted by St. Joseph’s Catholic church and Grace Episcopal Church will be held on Saturday, October 4 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 335 S. Pine Street in Ishpeming.

The event will be held indoors. Also, you do not need to be a member of either church to attend.

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Bake, Rummage and White Elephant Sale – Oct. 4

Marquette – St. Mark’s Lutheran Church will hold a Bake, Rummage, White Elephant Sale on Saturday, October 4 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1318 Presque Isle Avenue in Marquette.

Delicious baked goods will be featured along with household items, furniture, books, tools, and miscellaneous item. There will be something for everyone. This is an inside sale and will take place rain or shine.

Calendar – Community – Fire Prevention Week Kick-Off – Oct. 4

Marquette – Fire Prevention Week will kick off with a static display of firefighting apparatus and emergency vehicles from every department in Marquette County on Saturday, October 4 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Harlow Park in Marquette.

Parents and children will be able to tour equipment from their community and others. The static display ends with a parade of fire trucks leaving Harlow Park and continuing down Washington Street.


Press Releases

French-Canadian Heritage Events Planned October 3rd and 4th

MARQUETTE, Mich.— Marquette is participating in the statewide celebration of French-Canadian Heritage Week with a film showing, interactive presentations and a historical walking tour. The schedule follows.

Friday, Oct. 3: The celebration begins with the film, The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard, about the famed hockey player who spent 18 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens. It will be shown at 7 p.m. in the community room of Peter White Public Library. It is part of CineArts Films and sponsored by the Friends and Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library. Admission is free.

Saturday, Oct. 4: From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Marquette Regional History Center will feature various events such as an interactive voyageur program, a logging culture presentation and an open house in the J.M. Longyear Research Library. Additionally, there will be a French-Canadian walking tour of Marquette starting at 1 p.m. The tour features some of the significant historical sites, buildings and homes related to the French-Canadian citizens of Marquette. It will be led by members of the French-Canadian Heritage Group of Marquette. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children.

The events are sponsored by the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at NMU, Marquette Regional History Center, Peter White Public Library and the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Division.

Michigan Youth Challenge Academy Orientation

The Michigan Youth ChalleNGe Academy is a FREE 22-week residential course opened to all Michigan high school dropouts or at risk youth, 16 to 18 years old. The MYCA is designed to help high school dropouts and at risk youth obtain a GED or high school diploma, improve life skills and improve the chance of employment through military-style discipline. In addition to 400 hours of classroom instruction, cadets receive leadership, self-discipline, physical and vocational training. Cadets also perform a minimum of 40 hours of community service and earn twenty- one hours of college credit from Kellogg Community College. There is no cost to participate and no obligation to join the military.

The Michigan Youth ChalleNGe Academy is conducting orientations for the January 2015 class.

The following orientation will take place on Saturday October 11,2014 at the Army National Guard Armory located at 1170 East Portage Ave. Sault Ste. Marie, MI at 10:00AM.

All interested youth must attend an orientation to be considered for acceptance. For more information, to register for this orientation, or to receive an application visit our web site at, or by calling 1-800-372-0523. Or contacting Ernest Drake Admissions Coordinator at 517- 898- 2856

NMU to Dedicate Digital Learning Lab Friday, October 3rd

MARQUETTE, MI - The dedication of the Hannewald Digital Learning Design Lab at Northern Michigan University will take place at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3 in West Science 2702. There will be technology demonstrations by NMU faculty and students, as well as school-age children, along with a possible “Rube Goldberg” themed ribbon-cutting.

The room is equipped with 3D printers, iPads, Go Pro cameras, robotics, a machine that sews circuitry into clothing and other devices that will help education students and practicing teachers more actively engage youth. The lab was supported by a $100,000 gift to the NMU Foundation in honor of the late alumnus and former teacher Florence Hagberg-Hannewald.

For more information, call Jess Jones in the NMU Foundation at 227-2662.

Is Rubber Right for Michigan Highways?

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has awarded several grants to study rubberized asphalt, including two totaling $1.2 million to Michigan Technological University. One will fund a study aimed at reducing emissions and odor. The other will test a new technology that could, among other things, lower energy costs and make life easier for road crews.

Source: MTU


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