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Calendar – Youth – LEGO Club Meeting – Sept. 27

Marquette – LEGO Club will meet on Tuesday, September 27 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

LEGO Club is for ages 5 and up. Listen to stories and work with others to build Lego projects. LEGOs are provided and the event is 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 – Youth – 2’s and 3’s Story Time – Sept. 27, 29

Marquette – 2’s and 3’s Story Time will be offered on Tuesday, September 27 and Thursday, September 29 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Children ages 2 and 3 will enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and activities. 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 – Youth – New Story Time at Negaunee Public Library Begins – Sept. 27

Negaunee – There will be a new story time on Tuesdays, beginning on September 27 at 4:30 p.m. at the Negaunee Public Library.

This will be for children ages 5 years and older (younger siblings are welcome to attend), and will offer a variety of programs, including book samples, crafts, and occasional LEGO building sessions.

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Calendar – Music – Bluesday Tuesday Concert to Feature “The Occasions” – Sept. 27

Marquette – Bluesday Tuesday will host a live blues concert featuring “The Occasions” on Tuesday, September 27 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Formed in 2015 in Marquette, MI, “The Occasions” play a variety of musical styles from Funk to R and B, jazz and the blues; with a fun mix of original and cover material. Band members are Dave Ziegner on guitar, Dave Potvin on drums, Caitlin Wright on vocals, Dan Zini on bass and Rob-Bob Taylor on trombone.

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 – Community – NMU’s UNITED Conference Events – Sept. 27

Marquette – Northern Michigan University will hold its annual Uniting Neighbors in the Experience of Diversity (UNITED) Conference. UNITED is composed of a broad range of presentations and films. This year’s featured speakers and events will address such topics as Jewish communities in the United States, murdered and missing Aboriginal Canadian women, merging African heritage with American culture, shrinking cities in the Midwest and creating unity through food.

Events scheduled for Tuesday, September 27 at the University Center are:

Alex Mayer, MTU professor of civil and environmental engineering, “Why in the world do we need diverse perspectives on how humans interact with the water cycle?” at 9 a.m.

Xiuguo Huang, visiting scholar in English, “Mo Yan and William Faulkner Inside China,” 10 a.m.

Melanie Harris, religion and ethics professor at Texas Christian University, “Strength in Unity:

Educating for Human Transformation and Social Change,” 11 a.m.

Lunch and opportunity to meet speakers, noon in the Charcoal Room

Erica Goff, NMU grants and contracts director, “LGBTIQ and Microaggressions:101,” 1 p.m.

Sujata Shetty, geography and planning professor at the University of Toledo, “Looking Back and
Looking Ahead: Shrinking Cities in the U.S. Midwest,” 3 p.m.

Selam Teclu of the Coady International Institute at St. Francis Xavier University, “Growing, Cooking and Eating: Creating unity with nature through our relationship with food,” 4 p.m.

NMU international students on “Dating Abroad,” 6 p.m.

Meet Pakistani photographer Lali Khalid, 7 p.m.

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Calendar – Youth – Book Babies – Sept. 26, 28

Marquette – Book Babies, for ages 0 to 24 months, will be offered on Monday, September 26 and Wednesday, September 28 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 – Community – NMU’s UNITED Conference Events – Sept. 26

Marquette – Northern Michigan University will hold its annual Uniting Neighbors in the Experience of Diversity (UNITED) Conference. UNITED is composed of a broad range of presentations and films. This year’s featured speakers and events will address such topics as Jewish communities in the United States, murdered and missing Aboriginal Canadian women, merging African heritage with American culture, shrinking cities in the Midwest and creating unity through food.

Events scheduled for Monday, September 26 are:

Welcome from President Fritz Erickson, 9 a.m.

Jessica Cruz, NMU Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, 9:05 a.m.

Judy Puncochar, NMU education professor, “Satire as Civil Discourse in Democracies,” 10 a.m.

Ira Sheskin of the University of Miami’s Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies, “Jewish Communities in the United States,” 11 a.m.

Lunch, meet the speakers, noon in the Charcoal Room

Panel session on “The Round House,” the 2016 One Book, One Community selection. Speakers include Lynn Domina, Amy Hamilton and Patricia Killelea, 1 p.m.

Evee Sampson, resident director at NMU’s Hunt Hall, “Redefining My Roots: How I managed to merge my African heritage with American Culture,” 2 p.m.

Reception for artist Elizabeth Doxtater at the DeVos Art Museum, 2 p.m.

Jon Barch, NMU Center for Student Enrichment, “Deconstructing Bias,” 3 p.m.

Susan Morgan of NMU International Studies, “Why Study Abroad?” panel session, 4 p.m.

“Love is Strange” movie showing, 5 p.m.

D.J. Eagle Bear Vanas, leadership and personal development expert and author of ‘The Tiny Warrior: A Path to Personal Discovery and Achievement,” 7 p.m.

All events are to be held in the University Center, unless otherwise noted.

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Calendar – Youth – Garden Club Meeting – Sept. 26

Marquette – Garden Club will meet on Monday, September 26 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Children’s Butterfly Garden at the Peter White Public Library.

Garden Club is for ages 5 and up. Help maintain the Children’s Butterfly Garden. Master Gardeners will be on hand to help children with pruning, weeding, fertilizing, picking vegetables, and refilling the bird bath.

The event is 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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Press Releases

The Marquette Regional History Center Awarded an MCACA Operational Support Grant for 2017
Marquette, MI – The Marquette Regional History Center is pleased to announce that they have been awarded an MCACA operational support grant for 2017. The Center will receive $18,800 from the MCACA and $2,200 from the NEA. Thank you!
The Marquette Regional History Center is a 501c3, private non-profit organization that was established in 1918.  We rely on membership, fundraising events, donations, admission fees, and grants to continue to provide our community and visitors with high quality, educational programming and exhibits.  For more info call 906.226.0919 or visit marquettehistory.org.
Marquette Regional History Center Awarded Grant

Marquette Regional History Center Awarded Grant

 

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Construction Management and Engineering Technology Career Fair – September 22nd

Marquette, MI – Construction, Engineering Technology Career Fair Sept. 22 9/15/2016

Northern Michigan University will hold a Construction Management and Engineering Technology Career Fair from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Jacobetti Complex.

The event is designed for NMU alumni and for student construction management, engineering technology, electrical and industrial maintenance and HVAC/climate control majors in one-, two- and four-year programs.

There is no cost to attend. More than 30 employers will participate. For the full list, click here.

Full story can be found at: http://www.nmu.edu/communicationsandmarketing/news-releases?articleID=173832

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Free Seminars for Entrepreneurs – September 21st and 22nd

Marquette, MI – The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs’ Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau will be presenting free seminars September 21 and 22 for entrepreneurs who want to know more about starting their own business. These events in Marquette, Escanaba, Houghton and Sault Ste. Marie will provide information about options for raising capital and other issues important to the success of starting a new business.

The seminars are being offered in cooperation with Innovate Marquette SmartZone, Escanaba Michigan Works!, MTEC SmartZone, and the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation.

The attached flyer provides links to directions for all locations. Seating is limited! The registration link is: https://w2.lara.state.mi.us/CapitalSeminar

We are excited to provide entrepreneurship education in the Upper Peninsula, as we have in other areas of the state where participants gave rave reviews. We have found these events to be instrumental toward creating an environment that encourages entrepreneurial growth.

Please share this invitation to those who may be interested in attending!

Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

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Superior Arts Youth Theater Announces Fall Auditions for Disney’s The Lion King Jr. September 12-13th

Auditions for youth 8th grade and under!

The Superior Arts Youth Theater will be holding vocal auditions September 12th and 13th with a dance call on the 14th and callbacks on the 15th and 16th for our upcoming fall production of “Disney’s The Lion King JR.” All auditions will take place on the 3rd floor of Graveraet School, located at 611 N. Front Street, Marquette, MI.

Youth ages preschool to 8th grade are eligible to audition. Youth actors, singers, gymnasts and dancers are all needed for a variety of parts. Youth must complete a Vocal/Acting audition and a Dance Call.

AUDITION TIMES:
Monday, September 12 – Sign up online
Vocal/Acting Auditions 6-8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 13 – Sign up online
Vocal/Acting Auditions 6-8:30 p.m.

DANCE CALL:
Everyone must attend one of these sessions or make arrangements
Wednesday, September 14  
5:30-6 pm Ages 5 years old and under
6-6:30 pm 0-2 years of dance experience
6:45-7:15 pm 3-5 years of dance experience
7:30-8:00 pm 6+ years of dance experience

CALLBACKS:
Thursday, September 15 and Friday, September 16 (time TBD)

Auditions, Dance Call, and Callbacks will be held on the third floor of Graveraet School.

There is no cost to audition but there is a registration fee to participate in the production. There are special family rates and scholarships available.

Tech Crew applications will be available after the show has been cast.
Performances will take place at the Forest Roberts Theatre on November 18th, 19th, & 20th.

Sign Up Now!
Online Audition Form

AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS:

All auditions and calls take place at Graveraet school on the 3rd floor!

Vocal/Acting Auditions:
Sign up online or show up! Sign ups will receive priority for audition time. You do NOT need to sign up in order to audition, you can just show up (especially if the sign up gets filled). Sign up here!

Fill out an online audition form here!

Those ages 11 and up will be asked to perform a short song (or cutting from a song) and monologue.

Ages 10 and under are asked to perform a short song or cutting from a song.

A pianist will be provided as well as a speaker and auxiliary cable for those auditioning. We prefer you to sing with our pianist accompanying you.

Dance Call: 
We will assign you a time at your vocal/acting audition. Please let us know if you are unavailable for the dance call. You must attend a dance call or make arrangements. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you can dance in!

Callbacks:
Only those listed on the callback list will be required to attend callbacks. The callback list will be posted Wednesday night. Callbacks will be between 5pm-8:30pm on Thursday (9/15) and Friday (9/16). The final schedule for callbacks will be determined during auditions.

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