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Calendar – Youth – Animal Adaption – Live Reptiles! – June 29

Marquette – “Animal Adaption – Live Reptiles!” will be offered on Wednesday, June 29 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Listen to David Stokes, naturalist, humorist, and educator, talk about animal adaptations using live animals, puppets, artifacts, songs, and sign language. The event is free.

For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info, or find Peter White Library Youth Services on Facebook.

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Calendar – Community – Meet Your Local Heroes – June 29

Ishpeming – Meet your local heroes from Ishpeming City on Wednesday, June 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming.

This event is open to all ages and will feature police cars, emergency vehicles, snowplows, and other equipment. Bring the kids for an afternoon of fun!

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Calendar – Entertainment – Under the Radar Michigan Presentation – June 29

Marquette – Join “Under the Radar Michigan’s” Tom Daldin and Jim Edelman for an inspirational story of reinvention and discovery on Wednesday, June 29 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Hear how they do the show, 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.

There is 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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Calendar – Music – Negaunee City Band Concert – June 29

Negaunee – The Negaunee City Band will offer a concert on Wednesday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Outdoor Performing Arts Center at the east end of Iron Street in Negaunee.

The band will play weekly though August 3, with all concerts scheduled for Wednesday evenings. Some seating is available, but attendees may wish to bring their own chairs.

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Calendar – Health – Blood Drive in Gwinn – June 29

Gwinn – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a bloodmobile blood drive on Wednesday, June 29 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Gwinn.

For an appointment, call Joyce Styer at 346-7595.

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Calendar – Elder Care – Elder Abuse Awareness Workshop in Marquette – June 28

Marquette – June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month. An Elder Abuse Awareness Workshop will be offered on Tuesday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m. at Snowberry Heights, 222 S. 5th Street, Marquette.

Elder abuse is a problem throughout all communities. Those involved may not realize their behaviors are abusive or may by overwhelmed and feel powerless to change. Likewise, the person being abused may be afraid to confront the abusive person for fear of retaliation, loss of a caregiver or be placed in a long term care facility.

The Elder Abuse Workshop will be one hour providing information and tools to identify and report Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of seniors. Learn How, What, and Where to report situations of suspected abuse, neglect, and exploitation. There is no cost to attend.

Please dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-305-8137 to register. These presentations are funded by the Aging and Adult Services Agency, a division of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

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Calendar – Music – Bluesday Tuesday Concert to Feature “The Derrell Syria Project” – June 28

Marquette – Bluesday Tuesday will host a live blues concert featuring “The Derrell Syria Project” on Tuesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

“The Derrell Syria Project” is a local musical group that features a floating cast of quality musicians. They travel throughout the Great Lakes states with their unique style of original music along with a large variety of re-arranged cover tunes, mixing their performances with guitars, bass, percussion, congas, keyboards and vocals, playing Blues, Reggae, Latin, Contemporary and Alternative music.

There is no admission charge to attend the event which is co-sponsored by the Marquette Area Blues Society and the Peter White Public Library. Call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info for more information.

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Calendar – Youth – Teen Tuesday – June 28

Marquette – Teen Tuesday will be held on Tuesday, June 28 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Peter White Public Library.

Everyone in grades 5-12 is invited to come to the fun Summer Reading program. There will be various activities such as crafts, playing games from your childhood, and more! The event is free of charge and materials will be provided.

For more information, call 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info, or find Peter White Public Library Teen Advisory Board on Facebook.

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Author Gretchen Preston to visit Negaunee Public Library June 23rd

MARQUETTE, MI — “Valley Cats” author Gretchen Preston will visit the library at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 23. Gretchen will talk about how to explore books with your five senses. She will also share stories about the valley cats. Meet her service dog Floyd, too! This presentation is appropriate for children, who must be accompanied by a loving adult. As always, this event is free to the public.

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Raptors for Vets – June 22nd

Chocolay, Michigan –  On Wednesday, June 22, 2016 the Chocolay Raptor Center will host a fundraiser for National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette. NAMI-A/M will introduce “Homefront”, their newest class for families, partners and friends of service members and veterans experiencing a mental health challenge.

This fundraiser coincides with the arrival of the Traveling Vietnam Wall, and is a rare opportunity for the public to meet the Chocolay Raptor Center’s 3 ambassador raptors (great horned owl, red-tailed hawk, and peregrine falcon). The event begins at 5:30pm at Frazier’s Lake Superior Yacht Yard (adjacent to the Lake Superior Theatre and Mattson Park in Marquette). Suggested donation is $15 per person and children are free.

For more information call 906-249-3598 or 906-360-7107.

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Week Long Art Celebration in Marquette, Michigan June 19th Through June 25th

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN — The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is proud to present a week long programming event dedicated to arts, culture and community called “Art Week.” This program is a collaborative effort to highlight and promote local artists by featuring regional artwork, live performances, and demonstrations in downtown businesses and storefronts. Art Week, which runs June 19 to June 25, will also feature art receptions and street performances.

A comprehensive map with a list of Art Week events can picked up at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front St. in Marquette, or at any of the participating businesses after June 10. A list of participating artists and businesses can be found at www.mqtcty.org/arts.php.

For more information please contact the Art Center at (906) 228-0472 or email arts- culture@mqtcty.org.

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State Tells Michigan Seniors and Others Who Received Medicare Reductions Notices That Checks Won’t Decrease

LANSING, Mich. – Michiganders who recently received a letter incorrectly saying their Medicare Part B premiums would no longer be subsidized need not worry about reductions in their Social Security checks due to this error.

A Michigan Department of Health and Human Services technical system error caused the Social Security Administration to erroneously send the letter to about 12,000 seniors and people with disabilities around the state who receive Medicare. They are among nearly 250,000 people in Michigan enrolled in the Medicare Savings Program, which helps pay Medicare premiums, coinsurance and deductibles.

“We want to make sure that people who received the incorrect letter understand that they won’t see a reduction in their Social Security checks because of this error,” said Chris Priest, deputy director of Medical Services for MDHHS. “We quickly corrected the mistake before any checks went out and are working now with our federal partners. MDHHS understands the worries that this faulty information caused seniors and other residents. We apologize for the confusion caused by the system error.”

MDHHS has implemented a technical correction and submitted updated information to the federal government. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is working with the Social Security Administration to update the information. MDHHS is closely monitoring the situation and working to ensure Social Security checks are correct.

In addition to the 12,000 incorrect notices, about 3,000 people who are no longer eligible for the Medicare Savings Program were sent notices stating that they will no longer receive that benefit. These are notices MDHHS sends to anyone who is no longer eligible due to losing Medicaid eligibility or because changes in income or assets made them ineligible for the Medicare Savings Program. These individuals would have received a notice from both Social Security Administration and MDHHS. Individuals who incorrectly received notices would have been notified by the Social Security Administration only.

The Social Security Administration will be sending corrected notices to Medicare recipients affected by the error. There is no need for these individuals to take any action. Anyone who has questions can contact their MDHHS caseworker.

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