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Calendar – Health – Blood Drive in Ishpeming – Sept. 28

Ishpeming – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive with tbe bloodmobile on Thursday, September 28 from 2:30 to 4:30 a.m. at Lighthouse Nursing Center in Ishpeming.

For an appointment, call Lisa Peterson at 485-1073. Walk-ins are welcome.

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Calendar – Films/Documentaries – Free Screening of “Fantastic Beasts” at Bay College Besse Theater – Sept. 28

Escanaba – A free screening of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” will be offered on Thursday, September 28 at 7 p.m. in the Besse Theater at Bay College in Escanaba. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

The event is being sponsored by the Campus Activities Board and the Bay College Library. For more information, go to www.baycollege.edu.

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Calendar – Health – Blood Drive in Ishpeming – Sept. 28

Ishpeming – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive with the bloodmobile on Thursday, September 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at UPHS-Bell in Ishpeming.

For an appointment, call Amber Brancheau at 485-2777.

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Calendar – Youth – Story Time for 3’s and 4’s – Sept. 28

Marquette – Story time for 3’s and 4’s will be held on Thursday, September 28 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Explore stories, finger plays, songs and crafts. The event is for 3 and 4 year olds, with a loving adult. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or the Peter White Public Library Youth Services page on Facebook.

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Calendar – Youth – Starlight Family Storytime – Sept. 28

Marquette – Starlight Family Storytime will be held on Thursday, September 28 from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Enjoy an evening storytime filled with stories, songs and more. The free event is for all ages. 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 – Masterminds of All Kinds – Sept. 28

marquette – Masterminds of All Kinds will be held on Thursday, September 28 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Library and the NMU Seaborg Center.

Exercise both sides of your noggin with rotating science, technology, art, and life-skills programming. Grades K through 5 are invited. For more information call 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

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Calendar – Youth – Little Bookworms for 5’s and 6’s – Sept. 27

Marquette – Little Bookworms for 5’s and 6’s will be offered on Wednesday, September 27 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

There will be stories, songs, school-readiness art, and pre-literacy skills for children ages 5 to 6. 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 – Story Time for 1’s and 2’s – Sept. 27, 28

Marquette – Story Time for 1’s and 2″s will be held Wednesday, September 27 and Thursday, September 28 at 10:15 a.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

There will be interactive stories, songs, rhymes and activities for ages 18 months to 35 months, with a loving adult. The event is free.

For more information call 226-4320 , visit www.pwpl.info or the Peter White Public Library Youth Services page on Facebook.

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DNR announces Lake Superior Sportsman’s Club’s 8th annual trapping workshop Sept. 30 in Ontonagon County

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced the Lake Superior Sportsman’s Club will offer its eighth-annual Trappers Workshop Saturday, Sept. 30 at the club’s facilities in Ontonagon County.

The workshop will begin at 10 a.m. EDT (9 a.m. CDT) Sept. 30. Lunch will be provided. The club is located 1.5 miles east of Silver City at 31433 W. M-64.

“This workshop is designed to give participants a basic understanding of how to begin trapping or, for those seasoned trappers, to get updated on new techniques and to rub elbows with other trappers,” said Don Harris, workshop instructor and one of the club’s directors.

The workshop will cover the ethics of trapping, safe trap handling and basic trap sets for water and land animals including coyotes, raccoons and beavers. Additional topics to be discussed include proper equipment, fur prices, lure use, fur types and many aspects of how to start, or get back into, trapping.

The club will be drawing winners for its five-gun fundraiser at 1 p.m.

Additional information to consider:

  • Admission is free.
  • Workshop is open to the public.
  • Experienced and inexperienced trappers are welcome.
  • Children younger than 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Participants will be given some trapping “goodies” as well as an assortment of literature on trapping.
  • Camping and lodging are available nearby.
  • Pre-registration is suggested.

To pre-register for the Trappers Workshop, or for more information on the event, call Don Harris at 906-885-5245.

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NMU Hosts UNITED Conference September 25-26

Northern Michigan University will hold its annual Uniting Neighbors in the Experience of Diversity (UNITED) Conference Sept. 25-26. UNITED is composed of a broad range of presentations and films. This year’s featured speakers and events will address such topics as avoiding biases, universal design, identity politics and more.

A complete schedule with relevant links is available at www.nmu.edu/united. All events below are free and will be held in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center, unless otherwise noted. Featured speakers and their topics include the following:

Monday, Sept. 25:

Joe Grimm will present “Breaking Down Biases One Question at a Time” from 1-2 p.m. His presentation teaches how to ask questions about others while avoiding stereotypes. Grimm teaches in the School of Journalism at Michigan State University. He has published books about Michigan history, the songs of the Great Lakes sailors and Coney Island hot dogs.

Robin Jones will present “Applying Concepts of Universal Design to Ensure Accessibility” from 2-3 p.m. She will show how the adoption of such principles can inclusively enhance the physical and learning environment for everyone. Jones is the director of the DBTAC-Great Lakes ADA Center and an instructor in the Department on Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has experience as a consultant and trainer regarding the barriers to community participation for people with disabilities.

NMU alumnus Chris Mosier will present “Creating Social Change” at 7:30 p.m. Chris is the first openly transsexual man to make a U.S. national team. He is a four-time member of TEAM USA and 2016 All-American.

Tuesday, Sept. 26:

Hip-hop artist, scholar and activist Olmeca will present Latinx Identity and Power from 11 a.m. to noon. This session will explore identity politics and will address the three main spaces of power. Olmeca provides a perspective on immigration as both an artist and participant.

Stacy Alaimo will present “Biodiversity in the Depths: Science, Aesthetics and the Creatures of the Abyss” from 1-2 p.m. Her presentation will focus on why deep-sea life should matter to humans. She will focus on the intersection of science, aesthetics and popular cultures. Alaimo is an English professor at the University of Texas at Arlington. Alaimo’s books include Undomesticated Ground: Recasting Nature as Feminist Space, Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self and Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times.

Designed for faculty and staff, Kellie Raffaelli will present “Creating an Inclusive Campus for LGBTQA+ Students” from 10:30-12 p.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. in the Erie Room of the University Center. She will teach about how to intervene when witnessing discrimination and share the importance of making campus a safe place. Raffaelli is the director at Michigan Technological University’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

Malea Powell will present “Making American Indian Rhetorics” from 2-3 p.m. Her presentation will focus on three indigenous women who are artists and teachers who blend their missed tribal traditions and formal arts education. Powell is a professor and chair of the Department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures at Michigan State University as well as a faculty member in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. A widely published scholar and poet, her current book project, This Is A Story, examines the continuum of indigenous rhetorical production in North America.

Lama Tsultrim Gyaltsen will present “Interconnected” from 3-4 p.m. His presentation is about how “thinking is flawed and how realignment with the interconnectedness and interdependence with everything can bring real happiness into our lives.” Gyaltsen entered the traditional Tibetan three-year retreat in 1992, and has been in residence at Karme Ling, a retreat center for Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, since then. He is currently a retreat master in the men’s retreat at Karme Ling.

Alison Grillo will present “Woman Trapped Inside a Woman’s Body” at 7:30 p.m. Her comedy routine highlights photos from her past and current life as a transgender woman as she shares personal stories and confessions. According to her website, Grillo’s comedy draws on experience in many roles: “college English professor, published fiction writer, journalist, first-generation collegian, only child, thinker [and] dreamer.”

Full story can be found at: http://www.nmu.edu/communicationsandmarketing/news-releases?articleID=174418

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Welcomes 2017 Artist-In-Residence

Munising, Michigan – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore welcomes artist Todd Marsee as the 2017 Artist-in-Residence (AIR). Marsee, an award-winning Michigan watercolorist from Ann Arbor, MI, will live and work in the national lakeshore for three weeks starting on September 18 as part of the park’s annual AIR program.

Marsee’s watercolor paintings usually feature natural imagery overlaid on abstract, textured backgrounds. “My paintings are interpretations of the fragile beauty and resilience of nature,” Marsee says. “Textures, patterns, and designs of nature inspire me to paint. I’m eager to see how my time in the Upper Peninsula will be visible in my art.”

Marsee will host a free outdoor painting demonstration for the public from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, September 30 at Miners Castle. To view a variety of Marsee’s work go to: http://www.marseegallery.com/ or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/artoftoddmarsee/.

The public painting demonstration is part of the park’s celebration of National Public Lands Day. Staff from Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore will also be at Miners Castle on September 30 offering programs on the park’s geology and history. Those who would like to lend a hand to their public lands can learn about volunteer opportunities at the park, or spend time helping to remove graffiti and pick up litter.

The Artist-in-Residence program at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore began in 1986 and continues a nationwide tradition of creating and sharing art inspired by our national parks. More information about AIR can be found on the park’s website at https://www.nps.gov/piro/getinvolved/supportyourpark/artistresidence.htm. Applications for next year’s residency will be accepted through December 31.

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Marquette Board of Light and Power Announces Community Solar Garden Up and Producing Power

Marquette, MI – Marquette Board of Light and Power Announces Community Solar Garden Up and Producing Power

Marquette Board of Light and Power Announces Community Solar Garden Up and Producing Power

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