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Negaunee Miners Varsity Girls’ Basketball on Sunny FM – January 21st

Marquette, MI – The Negaunee Miners Varsity Girls’ Basketball team will be at home against Ishpeming on Monday, January 21st at 7:15 pm. Can’t make it to the game? Tune in to Sunny FM 101.9 for all the action.

Ishpeming Hematites Varsity Girls Basketball on 98.3 WRUP – January 21st

Marquette, MI – The Ishpeming Hematites Varsity Girls Basketball team are at Negaunee on Monday, January 21st at 7:15 pm. Can’t go to the game? Listen to all the action on 98.3 WRUP.

NCLL Offers Digital Photography Classes

Marquette, MIJanuary 16, 2019 – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will present “More than Beginning Photography” classes from 11 am to 1 pm on the following Wednesdays: January 23 and February 27. The registration deadline is Tuesday, November 20. Participants are welcome to attend one or all courses.

This course continues the use of digital camera photographic techniques and composition. Classroom assignments, in-class critiques and hands-on activities will be included.

The cost is $1/class for NCLL members and $6/class for non-members. To register call 227-2979. For more information, contact event liaison Phyllis James at 225-1004.

Creator’s Hub at Peter White Public Library

Marquette, MIJanuary 16, 2019 – Creator’s Hub is on Tuesdays from 4:30- 5:30 pm in the Peter White Public Library Great Room. Art for youth grades 3-5. Come flex your creative muscles through hands-on learning as we explore conventions in visual arts. Free. All supplies provided. For more information call 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info, or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

January 22, 29 

Tummy Time at Peter White Public Library

Marquette, MIJanuary 15, 2019 – Tummy Time is on Mondays from 11:00 am-11:20 am in the Peter White Public Library Great Room.

Songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for babies not yet mobile and able to move away from their loving adult. We ask that older siblings do NOT attend. Adult social time and play time after storytime. Free. For more information call 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

January 21, 28

Wonder Babies at Peter White Public Library

Marquette, MIJanuary 15, 2019 – Wonder Babies is on Mondays and Tuesdays  in the Peter White Public Library Great Room from 10:15 am to 10:40 am.

Songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for ages 0-18 months and a loving adult. Older siblings welcome. Playtime and adult social time after storytime encouraged. Free. For more information call 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

January 21 & 22, 28 & 29

City of Marquette Art Awards

Marquette, MI – The Peter White Public Library will host the 22nd Annual City of Marquette Art Awards this Saturday, January 19th at 7:30 pm.

A reception will precede the event at 6:30 pm. Community members are welcome to attend.

An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe

Marquette, MI – The Peter White Public Library hosts An Evening with Edgar Allen Poe on Wednesday, January 16th at 7:00 pm to celebrate the poet’s 210th birthday. There will be several performances, including a reading of “The Raven”.

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The Marquette Regional History Center Seeking nominees for Annual Helen Longyear Paul Award and Peter White Award

Marquette, MI – Marquette County has a rich history and cultural heritage that inspires many to interpret, preserve and share it. As a history institution it is our responsibility to recognize those efforts and promote the achievements of people and organizations making history today. The Marquette Regional History Center began an awards program in 1984. The Helen Longyear Paul Award is given to recognize individuals and the Peter White Award honors foundations, companies, organizations and institutions. Both recognize exceptional effort in the enhancement, restoration, conservation or interpretation of the history of our area.
The History Center is seeking nominations for the awards. Nominations should include the award category, how the individual or organization has shown dedication and commitment to local history, and the projects they have worked on. A one page submission is sufficient and should be sent to the Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W. Spring Street, Marquette, MI 49855 no later than February 8, 2019.


Awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting on February 20, 6:30 pm at the History Center. The meeting is free, open to the public and will offer refreshments, a brief business meeting, awards and entertainment. Come and join us. For more info visit marquettehistory.org or call 906.226.3571.

NMU Honors Martin Luther King Jr.

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University will honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a week-long celebration. A Day of Service will be held on Monday, January 21. The event kicks off with a campus march for equality. Participants will assemble at noon in the lobby of the Forest Roberts Theatre. The march with proceed to the Lodge at The Woods student housing complex for a program titled “Poetry Without Borders: Let Freedom Ring” and light refreshments.

The Center for Student Enrichment (CSE) will sponsor the following service projects, beginning at 1:30 pm in the Lodge: making toys for dogs at UPAWS; knitting and crocheting hats, scarves and mittens for Room at the Inn; and creating Valentine’s cards for residents of the Jacobetti Home for Veterans. Students will also be at the U.P. Children’s museum at 2:30 p.m. to read books to youngsters and lead coloring projects.

Motivational speakers Donzell Dixson, Elijah Kondeh and Donte Curtis of Dixon Dynamics will address “Living Fearlessly” in a presentation at 7 pm Wednesday, January 23, in Jamrich 1320. The event is free and open to the public.

The Diversity Common Reader Program will distribute this year’s selection, Redefining Realness by Janet Mock, to NMU students on Friday, January 25. Free books and pizza will be available from 1-3 pm in the Hedgcock atrium outside the Multicultural Education and Resource Center.

NMU Snowfest January 16th

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University will present its second annual Snowfest, a winter semester kick-off event, on Wednesday, January 16. Free activities from 11 am to 3 pm include snow biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing demos on the academic mall. NMU students receive free access to the Noquemanon Trail Network’s interconnected year-round, non-motorized land and water trail system. They can also check out bikes, skis and snowshoes for use on the NTN at no charge. 

Snowfest will also feature a student organization fair in Jamrich Hall, musical entertainment and free hot cocoa.

The NMU-NTN partnership provides a value-added benefit for the NMU student experience and promotes participation in healthy outdoor activities easily accessible from campus. Ryan Watling, student trail manager with NMU’s Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports, helped to create an NTN trailhead on campus as part of an internship.

“The Marquette area embraces winter and makes it more fun with outdoor activities,” Watling said. “I value the trails and it’s cool to give others opportunities to enjoy them—maybe for the first time ever—in the environment we have here. The NTN is an asset in the community and it can be the source of some unique experiences. Students who never biked in the woods before will be able to say someday that they remember riding a fat-tire bike in winter while attending Northern. It would be great to see Northern on the list of top 10 adventure schools and this partnership would contribute to that.”

Watling said NMU created the permanent student trail manager position to expand and “institutionalize” the partnership and make it more sustainable. He has worked with student government organization ASNMU on a bike share program. He has also planned workshops on bike maintenance and trail etiquette next semester and will supervise a student intern’s work starting a Bike Week on campus. 

“My focus has been on figuring out what this position should entail and getting things off the ground for the next student who takes over after I graduate in May,” he said. “The important thing is to keep this going and allow it to morph into more as time goes on.”

NMU students are able to check out fat-tire bikes at the Wildcat FitZone in the housing complex and at the NTN Forestville Trailhead, which features a lodge with couches, a fireplace and WiFi. Classic and skate cross-country skis, boots and poles are available at the PEIF Outdoor Recreation Center or at the NTN Forestville Trailhead. Student hosts are available to give lessons or help with any questions.

For more information on the NTN, visit noquetrails.org.

Catholic Grants for Evangelization Available

Marquette, MI – The Legacy of Faith Advisory Board invites all Catholic institutions in the Diocese of Marquette to apply for grant funding for faith formation programs taking place during the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

Consideration will be given to applications that support the vision for Bishop John F. Doerfler’s Evangelization plan as outlined in his pastoral letter, “Transforming Fire,”. Applicants should describe how their request supports the vision outlined in “Transforming Fire” and aligns with parish-specific plans.

To learn more and apply for a grant visit www.LegacyOfFaith.net. The deadline for submitting applications is April 1, 2019.

Legacy of Faith is a fund of the Upper Peninsula Catholic Foundation, Inc, a permanent endowment that supports the ministries of the Diocese of Marquette. Visit www.upcatholicfoundation.org to learn more.

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Fall Semester Job Fair – October 16

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