Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Kids 2nd Hand Sale – May 9

Negaunee – The 4th Annual Kids 2nd Hand Sale will be held on Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Negaunee Township Hall.

There will be 25 tables of everything and anything for kids ages birth through young adult. Admission is $1 at the door, which will go to the Brody Strong Foundation.

Calendar – Outdoors – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Volunteer Orientation and Training Session – May 9

Munising – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore’s 2015 “Adopt-a-Trail, Adopt-a-Campsite and Adopt-a-Beach” orientation and training session will be Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Munising Falls Interpretive Center, 1505 Sand Point Road, across from the Munising Memorial Hospital.

Under this program, interested individuals or groups who enjoy hiking and camping in the park can adopt a section of trail, backcountry campsite or beach segment. Volunteers will be asked to visit their section of trail, campsite or beach once a month from May through October for light maintenance duties including picking up litter, light brushing, cleaning out water bars, and breaking up illegal fire rings.

The park is also seeking volunteers to help at the visitor centers and with planning for the park’s 50th anniversary next year. Volunteers can commit as little as one or two hours per week. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Susan Reece, the park’s Chief of Interpretation, at 387-2607, ext 208 or

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive – May 9

Marquette – The 23rd Annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive, put on by the National Association of Letter Carriers, will be held on Saturday, May 9 throughout the nation.

To participate, simply place non-perishable food items in a bag next to your mailbox and your letter carrier will pick it up. Marquette postal workers will be donating the food to local food pantries at Salvation Army, Harbor House, Voices for Youth, St. Vincent de Paul and Janzen House.

For more information, contact Marquette Post Office employee and food drive organizer, Larry Kuhn at 360-0344 or

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Hope Starts Here Challenge – May 9

Marquette – The River Valley Bank “Hope Starts Here Challenge” will be held on Saturday, May 9, beginning and ending at Lakeview Arena in Marquette.

The events are a half marathon, a duathlon that consists of a 5k run, 10-mile bike and 5k run; a 10k run, a 5k run, and a noncompetitive leisure walk/short bike ride.

The challenge is celebrating its 10th anniversary of raising funds and awareness for the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center through competitive and leisurely events geared for all ages and skill levels. Complimentary refreshments will be available for paid registrants after the events.

Registration fees vary by event and will be slightly higher on race day than in advance. For more information, or to register in advance online, visit

Calendar – Community – Informational Meeting for Delegates to Higashiomi, Japan – May 9

Marquette – The Marquette Area Sister Cities Partnership in association with the City of Marquette will be sending a delegation to Higashiomi, Japan from October 22 to November 2, 2015. An informational meeting will be held on Saturday, May 9 at 11 a.m. in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.

Information about the program and application to join the delegation is available from the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center and will also be available at the meeting. The cost of the trip including airfare, ground transportation and official delegation events is approximately $2,500 and is the responsibility of each delegate.

For more information, call Paulette Lindberg at 869-4141 or Bill Brazier at 226-3102.

Calendar – Education – Lunch and Learn Session on Dialectical Behavior Therapy – May 8

Marquette – In recognition of May as Mental Health month, a noontime drop-in informational session on Dialectical Behavior Therapy will be offered on Friday, May 8 at noon in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Presenters Lottie Kohtala and Mark Harris, both therapists at Pathways Community Mental Health, will provide an overview of Borderline Personality Disorder and how DBT can effectively cure it. Persons diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder have difficulty
regulating their emotions and DBT is a well established treatment for this condition.

This Lunch and Learn presentation is part of Your Mind Matters, a community dialog on mental health issues sponsored by a coalition of community groups and the Peter White Public Library.

There is no admission charge and no pre-registration is required. Attendees are invited to bring a sack lunch.For more information visit or call 226-4318.

Calendar – Education – Lunch and Learn: Utilizing Mindfulness for Mental Health and Well-being – May 7

Marquette In recognition of May as Mental Health month, Your Mind Matters will host
“Utilizing Mindfulness for Mental Health and Well-being” presented by Melissa Middleton on Thursday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Middleton will introduce simple yet powerful practices that can help us achieve mental and emotional health.
Your Mind Matters is a community dialog on mental health issues sponsored by a coalition of community groups and the Peter White Public Library.

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – “Call Me Crazy: A Five Film” Screening – May 7

Marquette – In honor of May as Mental Health month, a public screening of the multi-award winning film “Call Me Crazy: A Five Film” will be offered on Thursday, May 7 at 12:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

This film features five short dramas addressing mental illness by A-list talent both in front and behind the camera. Issues covered include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and PTSD.

“Call Me Crazy” was released in 2013, is rated PG-13 and runs for 88 minutes. Viewers are welcome to bring their own lunch or buy from the library cafe to enjoy during the feature film, with closed captioning on for
access to all, in a cafe theater setting.

There is no admission charge. For more information visit or call 226-4318.


Press Releases

MRHC & UPCM “Night at the Booz-Eums” Fundraiser May 7th

MARQUETTE – The Marquette Regional History Center and Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum will hold a fund-raiser to showcase the talents of local bartenders during the inaugural Two Museums Bartender Challenge “Night at the Booze-Eums” Fund-raiser.

Local bartenders will use their mixology expertise to create a “signature” drink. This drink will be tasted by attendees at the event and judged by popular vote and your tips decide the winner! The winner will receive the grand prize travelling trophy and bragging rights to last a life time.

The event takes place on Thursday, May 7 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Tickets are $50 in advance (available at or at the MRHC & UPCM) and $60 at the door. Tickets include 6 tastes and delicious bar food.

Guests will start at the Children’s Museum to start tasting the signature cocktails and enjoy delicious bar food. Then everyone moves on to the History Center for more cocktail tastes, more delicious bar food and the bartender challenges.

There will be a mystery basket challenge and speed challenge. Participating bartenders will be judged by local foodie/drink experts –and prizes will be awarded. Lastly, guests will participate in live auctions and fun music. Questions directed to: MRHC, 226-3571, or UPCM, 226-3911,

Participating bars and restaurants include Stuckos Pub & Grill, Landmark Inn, Lagniappe Cajun Creole Eatery, Coco’s Restaurant, Ore Dock Brewery, Congress Lounge & Pizza, Doghouse Pub, Das Steinhaus, and 906 Sports Bar & Grill. Come support your favorite bartender!

The Marquette Regional History Center believes the preservation of the cultural and physical history of our area brings an understanding to the past and present, and provides a guide for the future. The Marquette Regional History Center not only maintains exhibits, artifacts and a research library, it is a forum for engaging the community and creating links between people. Located at 145 W. Spring Street, Marquette, MI 49855

The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum engages youth and families to discover through interactive exhibits and learning opportunities. Located at 123 W. Baraga Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855

MRHC & UPCM "Night at the Booz-Eums" Fundraiser May 7th

MRHC & UPCM “Night at the Booz-Eums” Fundraiser May 7th


May Exhibits: 39th LSAA Annual Members’ Show and Lake Superior Theatre Exhibit

MARQUETTE, MI – The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its May exhibition: The 39th LSAA Annual Members’ Show. This show is a collection of mixed medias by members of the Lake Superior Art Associations. This juried exhibit celebrates the coming of spring after a long U.P. winter which was spent engrossed in creativity. To recognize the achievements of these artists, prizes will be awarded.

The SmallWorks Gallery will feature a display by Lake Superior Youth Theatre. This exhibit will include costumes from favorite musicals, props and photos.

The shows will be running from May 5 to 29 and there will be a closing artist reception in conjunction with the 19th Annual Art Awards held on Friday, May 15, from 6 to 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public with a “black and white” suggested dress code to match the theme of the Annual Art Awards.

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. For more information or questions, please contact (906) 228-0472 or email

Murder in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula May 3rd

Ishpeming, MI – Murder, Mayhem, and Misfits in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula: Sonny Longtine presents a program based on his book, Murder in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, at 2 p.m. in the Children’s Room of the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library. The public is invited to this free program. Light refreshments provided by Friends of the Library. 486-4381

The Marquette Regional History Center Presents the Special Exhibit Reception–Woodland: Suzan Pitt – May 20th

The Marquette Regional History Center presents the Special Exhibit Reception–Woodland: Suzan Pitt

Wednesday May 20, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Come to the History Center and meet the artist. View the exhibit and explore the old growth primal forest through an artist’s eyes. An award winning animator and instructor at the California Institute for the Arts, Suzan has spent the last 15 summers at her woodland cabin in Marquette County. Recently she has turned her focus to the adjacent forest and created watercolors, large acrylics and a 24’ mural for the exhibit. Light refreshments served for the evening. Woodland is open May 4-August 29, in the Special Exhibit Gallery. Please visit or call 906-226-3571for more info.

Be sure to attend some of the Woodland Offshoots summer long programming in


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