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Calendar – Outdoors – Wildflower and Woodlands Walk at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore – May 28

Munising – Celebrate spring at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Ranger Andrea Chynoweth will lead a Wildflower and Woodlands Walk for all ages on Saturday, May 28 beginning at 1 p.m. in the park at Miners Castle in Munising.

Participants will identify wildflowers, learn about northern hardwood forest ecology, and discuss the impact of invasive species during this leisurely one hour stroll. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Be prepared for bugs. Bring water and your camera!

Meet at the Miners Castle Information Center, located six miles north of H-58 at the end of Miners Castle Road. For more information, contact Ms. Chynoweth at 387-2602.

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Calendar – Youth – Super Saturday at PWPL – May 28

Marquette – Super Saturday will be offered on Saturday, May 28 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Youth Services Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Children and parents are welcome to drop-in for rotating programs (Music Mania, Dad and Me, and Stretch and Learn) featuring books, activities, games, and music. 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 – Outdoors – Lake Ellen Camp Father/Son Fishing Trip – May 27-30

Crystal Falls – A Father and Son Fishing Trip will be offered Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30 at Lake Ellen Camp, 212 Narrow Way in Crystal Falls.

Enjoy a fun, relaxing weekend by the fire with your father/son(s) while you grow deeper in your relationship with God over devotions and fellowship with other believers.

For more information, go to lakeellencamp.org, find Lake Ellen Camp on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, call 906-542-3529, or email office@lakeellencamp.org.

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Calendar – Community – Book Signing Event With Jim LaJoie – May 26

Marquette – Jim LaJoie, local author of “No One Would Listen,” will discuss his book and the issue of bullying on Thursday, May 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Community Room at the Great Lakes Recovery Centers Adolescent Services Center, 104 Malton Road in Negaunee.

“No One Would Listen” tells the story of an innocent teenager who is the unfortunate victim of horrendous bullying. It offers a real, first-hand look at what it feels like to be a target of bullies and the pain and anguish that occurs inside. LaJoie touches on the relevant yet unanswered questions which cloud the issue of bullying in school.

Light refreshments and informational networking will begin at 6 p.m. Linda Remsburg, from the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development will be there to share information and statistics about bullying. Following Remsburg, LaJoie will further discuss his book as well as hold a book signing. Books will be available to purchase and LaJoie will be donating 25% of his sales to Great Lakes Recovery Centers Adolescent Programming. The event is free and open to the public.

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Calendar – Community – Eagle Mine Community Conversation in Big Bay – May 26

Big Bay – An Eagle Mine Community Conversation will be held on Thursday, May 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Thunder Bay Inn in Big Bay.

Those attending will be given an update on operations and there will be plenty of time for conversation. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call 273-1550 or email info-eagle@lundinmining.com.

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Calendar – Youth – STEM Program at PWPL – May 26

Marquette – A STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Program will be offered on Thursday, May 26 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Youth Atrium at the Peter White Public Library.

STEM is for grades K through 8th. Build with robotic LEGOS and robots, while learning basic computer coding. Students will be grouped according to grade level.

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 – Theater – “That’s What She Said” Showcase of Short Plays – May 26-28

Marquette – Vertigo Theatre Company and Peter White Public Library will present “That’s What She Said,” a showcase of short plays by female writers, on Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 28 at 2 p.m. in the library’s Community Room.

Some of the area’s finest local talent will knock your socks off with side-splitting and sometimes touching performances about the twists and turns along the winding road of life … from the female point of view. Romance, career, and dysfunctional family dynamics will each take their turn in the spotlight. Forget yourself for a couple of hours and be entertained by the wit, humor, woes, dreams, fantasies and foibles of a few fabulous female playwrights … whose stories are brought to life on stage just for you.

The event is appropriate for audiences ages 16 and up. Tickets are $10 and are available in advance at the circulation desk at the Peter White Public Library, by phone with a valid credit card at 228-9510, and at the door, payable by cash or check only. Proceeds will benefit the library.

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Calendar – Education – Wordsmith Writer Series to Present Reading with Author Mary Emerick – May 26

Marquette – The Wordsmith Writer series will welcome Mary Emerick, for a reading from her debut novel “The Geography of Water” on Thursday, May 26 at 7 p.m. in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Emerick’s novel takes readers into the watery landscape of southeast Alaska and the depths of a family in crisis. A photo slide presentation of her Alaskan experience accompanies Emerick’s presentation.

A book sale and signing opportunity will follow the presentation. There is no admission charge. For more information call the Peter White Public Library at 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.

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Marquette County Bar Association Celebrates Law Day June 1st with Volunteer Lawyers Available May 21st

Marquette County Bar Association Celebrates Law Day with Public Program hosted by Judge Karl Weber and Volunteer Attorneys Discuss Legal Issues and Resources.

Marquette, MI. The community is invited to join the Marquette County Bar Association as District Court Judge Karl Weber will discuss the court system, history of the Marquette County Courthouse, and the Miranda Warning. Judge Weber’s address will begin at 4:00 p.m. on June 1, 2016 at the Marquette County Circuit Courtroom. This is also a great opportunity for the community to view our beautiful courthouse known for being a filming location in the movie Anatomy of a Murder.

In addition to this program, volunteer lawyers will be available to talk with members of the public about their legal issues and provide information about various legal resources available in Marquette County. Volunteer lawyers will be available to the public on May 21, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Peter White Public Library and the Westwood Mall in Marquette.

About Law Day

Law Day is an annual commemoration first held in 1957 when American Bar Association President Charles Rhynes envisioned a special national day to mark our nation’s commitment to the rule of law. The following year, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first Law Day Proclamation. Law Day was made official in 1961 when Congress issued a joint resolution designating May 1 as the official date for celebrating Law Day.

In 2016, the nation marks the 50th anniversary of perhaps the nation’s best-known U.S. Supreme Court case, Miranda v. Arizona. The Miranda Warning, which was developed in response to this landmark ruling, apprises suspects being interrogated by police of their right to remain silent and their right to legal representation. As this year’s Law Day theme, bar associations across the nation have an opportunity to explore with their communities our criminal justice system and the importance of procedural fairness and equal justice under the law.

For information about these events, please contact Erica Roell or Teresa Laakso at (906) 226-2543 or at eroell@kendrickslaw.com.

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An Unplugged Evening of Music with Keweenaw Brewgrass & Guests: Sat., April 30th ~ 7:30 pm

CALUMET, MI – Enjoy an all acoustic performance for this special Calumet Theatre fundraising event! Keweenaw Brewgrass takes the audience back 116 years when the Theatre opened on March 20, 1900 and bands played without power amplification or electric loudspeakers; taking full advantage of the wonderful acoustics. Three special guests will be performing with the band during parts of the show including the fabulous Misbehavin’ herself, Gail English on vocals; the talented Louise Oppliger on vocals; and Kora Melia Johnson, fiddle player extraordinaire.

From Harold Riter’s Ontonagon Herald review of last year’s Keweenaw Brewgrass show in the Ontonagon Theater:

“This was perhaps one of the most enjoyable concerts we have heard on the local stage and musically, one of the most entertaining. We can say in all sincerity, that if you missed this performance, you are definitely the poorer for it. This is one group we would drive some distance to hear again. These guys enjoy what they are doing and we can assure you that the audience thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Ontonagon.” “ They play tight… really tight. There are no loose ends.” “These guys sing as tight as they play their instruments.”

Keweenaw Brewgrass plays an eclectic mix of “anything rhythmic” on acoustic instruments. They tend toward bluegrass for the rhythms and harmonies, but quickly move from traditional bluegrass to Texas swing, gypsy jazz, country, and even classic rock – you never know what you’re going to hear.

It all started in Michigan Tech’s civil engineering structures lab when three band members (Bogue, Doug, and Jim on banjo at that time) got together for lunchtime picking sessions. Bogue had played in the now infamous Snow Country back in the 70’s with the most interesting banjo player in the world, Doc Kurtz. Several of the band members had played individually in folk, rock, and even jazz bands. So they banded together and brought Doug over to the dark side – singing about trains, lost love, loose foxes – bluegrass. After playing Sunday afternoons at the Keweenaw Brewing Company for a while, someone asked what the band’s name was. For lack of a name they became Keweenaw Brewgrass (KBG for those into brevity) and it stuck. The five are attracted to any song that has a good melody line, a great story and room for rhythm. As folk singers have done for centuries, they find songs that interest them regardless of style and pass the story along to whoever will listen. They always have fun!

Band members include: Jim Hertel – upright bass/banjo/vocals; Craig Kurtz – 5-string banjo/bass/vocals; Doug Oppliger – guitar/vocals; Bogue Sandberg – 8-string dobro; Marshall Weathersby – mandolin/guitar/vocals

All ticket sales go to the Calumet Theatre’s “Lift Us Up” Elevator Project so mark your calendars and plan on attending this “historic” show! General seating tickets are $10. Tickets are available 12–5 pm Wednesday through Friday at the Theatre Box Office at 340 Sixth Street, Calumet or phone 337-2166.

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That’s What She Said – Short Play by Women at PWPL May 26th-28th

Marquette, MI – Vertigo Theatre Company and Peter White Public Library present, “That’s What She Said” a showcase of short plays by female writers in the library’s community room. Tickets are now available for purchase at the Peter White Public Library’s circulation desk.

Some of the area’s finest local talent will knock your socks off with side-splitting and sometimes touching performances about the twists and turns along the winding road of life … from the female point of view. Romance, career, and dysfunctional family dynamics will each take their turn in the spotlight. Forget yourself for a couple of hours and be entertained by the wit, humor, woes, dreams, fantasies and foibles of a few fabulous female playwrights … whose stories are brought to life on stage just for you.

Vertigo Theatre Company strives to produce theatre that is both thought-provoking and of the highest quality. This group of local, experienced professionals produces quality, forward-thinking theatre that challenges and enriches both artists and audiences. Previous acclaimed performances of Vertigo Theatre Company include “The Weir,“ A Christmas Carol,” “It’s A Wonderful Life,” “Rabbit Hole,” “Fat Pig” and “Last Five Years”.

Audiences ages 16 and up are invited to experience the humor and drama of “That’s What She Said” at performances on Thursday, May 26 and Friday May 27 at 7:00 pm, with a Saturday May 28 matinee at 2:00pm. Tickets are $10.

This production is sponsored by Zonta Club of Marquette, Marquette Arts and Culture Center and the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library.

Call 906-228-9510 with a valid credit card. Proceeds will benefit the library. Advance purchase is advised due to space constraints. Tickets will be sold at the door, payable by cash or check, only.

Thats What She Said at Peter White Public Library

That’s What She Said at Peter White Public Library

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Take A Vet Fishing And The City of Gladstone, Mi Develop Partnership

TAKE A VET FISHING and the CITY OF GLADSTONE, MI DEVELOP PARTNERSHIP TO BRING

THE 1ST “DAY OF GIVING BACK” EVENT TO MICHIGAN TO SUPPORT MILITARY VETERANS.

Bartlett, Illinois. – Take a Vet Fishing (TAVF) in partnership with the Bays de Noc Convention and Visitors Bureau are pleased to announce on July 17, 2016, the “A Day of Giving Back” fishing program will make their first visit to Michigan in the city of Gladstone. This event is meant to celebrate the sacrifices made by our nation’s Veterans and their families. Veterans, volunteer guides, and event volunteers will have an opportunity to register online to participate in this event at www.TakeaVetFishing.org . This will be the third stop for TAVF during the 2016 season, as they would have already completed events at Fox Lake, IL and Lake Waubesa, Madison, WI. TAVF will conclude their season with visits to Hillsport, Ontario Canada, Mille Lacs, MN and Lake Minnetonka, MN.

Take a Vet Fishing (TAVF) was established in 2011 to provide active and reserve military service members and Veterans emotional support and rehabilitation by way of Piscatorial Therapy (commonly referred to as Fishing Therapy). The slogan, “A Day of Giving Back” is the core of Take a Vet Fishing’s mission and serves as a day of giving back to our nation’s heroes. Approximately twenty percent of the 2.3 million veterans returning from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or depression. Most of them will struggle to ask for assistance. Take a Vet Fishing is a Not-For-Profit 501 (c)3 organization created to help fight and bring awareness to PTSD and depression. With the assistance of volunteer guides and mentors, Take a Vet Fishing provides guided fishing outings and a venue for veterans to socially interact with each other as a way to share their story and reconnect with fellow Veterans.

For more information on Take a Vet Fishing, please contact at 413-FOR-VETS (413-367-8387) or visit their website at www.takeavetfishing.org.

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