Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Benefit for Gary DePetro – Feb. 28

Negaunee – A benefit dinner p.m. for Gary DePetro, to help with medical bills following a heart attack, will be held on Saturday, February 28 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Negaunee Aerie of the Fraternal Order of Eagles on Iron Street in Negaunee.

The cost for the meal is $8 for adults, $5 for children and free for those under 6 years. All are welcome.

Calendar – Music – 6th Annual Night of Music – Feb. 28

Ishpeming – The Ishpeming High School Alumni Association will host the 6th Annual Night of Music on Saturday, February 28 at 7 p.m. in the WC Peterson Auditorium at Ishpeming High School.

Musical acts will include Hematites in Harmony, Shannon Wyatt, State 51, Wayne Oien Drum Exhibition, GLC and the Wednesday Night Music Club

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Ishpeming High School Alumni Office, from Alumni Board members, Rare Earth Goods, TruNorth Federal Credit Union, mBank at both Ishpeming locations, Globe Printing, FOX Negaunee, and the Ishpeming High School Business Office

For more information, call 485-1381

Calendar – Education – Brewing Classes Begin – Feb. 28

Marquette – The Marquette Home Brewers Club and Blackrocks Brewery will host a series of brewing classes in association with Northern Michigan University beginning on Saturday, February 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room 218 of the NMU Jacobetti Complex.

Participants will learn how to brew an extract beer from start to finish, including ingredients, equipment and a first-hand overview of the process. Future classes will cover an all-grain brew and a tour of Marquette’s Blackrocks Brewery.

The class is $55 and a payment is required with registration. To register call 227-2103 or visit

Calendar – Theater – Once Upon A Time Puppet Show – Feb. 28

Marquette – A Once Upon a Time Puppet Show will present “The Lady and the Sultan” on Saturday, February 28 at 1 p.m. and at 2 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Veteran performers of Vertigo Theatre Company will bring this adaption of one of the Arabian Nights tales, using the library’s extensive puppet collection handcrafted by retired PWPL Arts Specialist, Bryn Smith.

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.

Calendar – Fun – FINNtastic February Event: Kalevala Day Celebration – Feb. 28

Marquette – A FINNtastic February event celebrating Finnish heritage will be held on Saturday, February 28 at 1 p.m. at the University Center at Northern Michigan University.

A celebration of Kalevala Day, a family-friendly event, will feature a folk dance performance by Kivijat dancers of Hancock, a musical performance by Tanja Paasikas Stanaway, an open folk dance with music by the PasiCats and a kantele-playing workshop led by Kay Seppala.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Calendar – Youth – Saturday Morning Art – Feb. 28

Marquette – Saturday Morning Art, for youth children entering kindergarten through 4th grade, will be offered on Saturday, February 28 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

There will be stories and a creative art project. The event is free. For more information call 226-4320, visit

Calendar – Outdoors – 22nd Ever Trenary Outhouse Classic – Feb. 28

Trenary – The 22nd Ever Trenary Outhouse Classic will be held on Saturday, February 28 beginning with registration at 11 a.m. in downtown Trenary. The race begins at 2 p.m.

“You’ll Be Seeing Double” is this year’s theme. All racers must be registered by 1:30 p.m. Spectator admission pins are $2 in advance or $3 on race day.

Bring your fur hat for the best fur hat contest in front of TJ Ryan’s Radio Booth. A mystery judge will choose the best hat for a cash prize.

For more information, go to

Calendar – Art – Faculty Presentation on Gothic Art – Feb 27

Marquette – A faculty presentation on the “gothic” in art will be offered on Friday, February 27 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 165 of the Devos Art Museum at Northern Michigan University.

Art history professor Mitsutoshi Oba will present an overview of the idea of the “gothic” throughout history and how it is presented in today’s popular culture. The presentation will begin with 30 minutes of curated film clips that utilize gothic themes and symbols and then move into his talk on the subject.


Press Releases

graphic novel book club, “Let’s Get Graphic” Meets Monday, February 23rd

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN – Peter White Public Library’s first graphic novel book club, “Let’s Get Graphic” will meet on Monday, February 23rd, 7:30 pm, at Taiga Games in Marquette. We will be discussing “Saga” volume 1 written by Brian K. Vaughn and illustrated by Fiona Staples.

A mash up of Romeo and Juliet, Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, and Star Wars, “Saga” is a space opera of star crossed lovers trying to escape a war between their people, with their baby in tow. Marko and Alana only want to raise their daughter Hazel in peace, but when two bounty hunters, a prince, and others hunting them down, where will they go? “Saga” appeals to science fiction and fantasy fans alike. Follow the winged people of Landfall, the horned people of Wreath, a half manifested ghost, Robot royal family, spider bounty hunter, talking cat and more with this Eisner, Hugo, and Harvey award winning book. If you are a seasoned graphic novel reader or are looking to join a book club, this is the group for you. However, you must be age 18 or older due to mature content.

Mention “Let’s Get Graphic” when buying “Saga” volume 1 at Taiga Games and receive 15% off the standard edition, 10% off the collector’s edition. To find out more about Peter White Public Library’s graphic novel book club “Let’s Get Graphic” please visit or call 226-4316.

Peter White Public Libarary Graphic Novel Book Club

Peter White Public Libarary Graphic Novel Book Club

MSUE Field Crops Webinar Series – February 23rd – March 3rd

Growers, consultants and agribusiness professionals are invited to participate in a series of six online programs addressing field crop production and pest management in 2015. Partici-pants will learn how to enhance their corn, soybean, small grain and dry bean production systems in the coming season, and have an opportunity to ask questions of MSU agriculture experts. The live webinar programs can be viewed independently online at no cost. One MDARD Pesticide Recertification Credit will be available through each event for application to one of the following categories: Private Core, Commercial Core, or Field Crops.

February 23rd
Malting Barley (& Hops) Production
Ashley McFarland & Dr. Rob Sirrine, MSUE
March 2nd
Integrated Mgmt. of White Mold
Dr. Martin Chilvers, MSU
March 9th
Nitrogen Mgmt. in Corn & Wheat
Dr. Kurt Steinke, MSU
March 16th
Dry Bean Insect & Disease Mgmt.
Fred Springborn, MSUE & Greg Varner, MBC
March 23rd
2015 Weed Mgmt. Challenges
Dr. Christy Sprague, MSU
March 30th
MI Corn Stover Harvest Research
Dennis Pennington, MSUE

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status.

Visit to register and access connection information.

Contact James DeDecker (989-734-2168 or for more information, or by February 16th, 2015 to request accommodations for persons with disabilities.
All programs will be held Monday evenings 7pm-8pm EST

Modern Classic Film: Topsy-Turvy – February 19th

Peter White Public Library invites the public to a free screening of the modern classic film “Topsy-Turvy” on Thursday, February 19 at 6:30 pm in the library’s Community Room.

This biopic centers on comic opera composers W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. When lyricist Gilbert and composer Sullivan suffer their first failure, both men are depressed. Sullivan announces that he’s giving up operetta for good. However, a visit to an exhibit of Japanese art sparks an idea in Gilbert, and soon he and Sullivan are hard at work on what will become one of their greatest successes, The Mikado.

Starring Jim Broadbent, Alan Corduner and Timothy Spall, “Topsy-Turvy” was nominated for four Academy and five BAFTA Awards. The film was released in 1999, is rated R and runs for 153 minutes. Light refreshments will be served.

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.

Modern Classic Film - Topsy-Turvy - February 19th at PWPL

Modern Classic Film – Topsy-Turvy – February 19th at PWPL

Readers Theater – “Same Time, Next Year ” by Bernard Slade Thursday, February 19th

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN - Readers Theater welcomes the public to join in a reading of “Same Time, Next Year ” by Bernard Slade on Thursday, February 19 at 7:00pm in the Peter White Public Library Shiras Room.

This play is a comedy about New Jersey accountant, George and Oakland housewife, Doris who meet at a northern California inn in February 1951. They have an affair and agree to meet once a year, despite the fact both are married to others and have six children between them. The romantic tryst continues for 24 years.

Canadian born playwright, Bernard Slade made a name for himself in 1960-70’s era Hollywood writing the TV sitcoms Bewitched, The Flying Nun, The Partridge Family, and Bridget Loves Bernie. In 1975 Slade’s play Same Time, Next Year, was a major Broadway hit for which he received the Drama Desk Award and a Tony Award nomination for Best Play. Slade was Oscar-nominated for his 1978 screen adaptation of the same play which starred Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn as George and Doris.

Readers Theater is a group of adults who are interested in drama and are willing and able to read a scripted role. They meet on the third Thursday of each month to read plays for enjoyment. New readers are always welcome.

For more information call 226-4318 or visit


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