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Calendar – Education – Lecture on Arts in the Arab Spring and 2011 Egyptian Uprising – Sept. 4

Marquette – Osama Medany, a professor of English at Egypt’s Minoufiya University, will discuss the role of the arts in the Arab Spring and the 2011 Egyptian uprising during a talk on Thursday, September 4 at 6 p.m. in the Huron Room of the University Center at Northern Michigan University.

This presentation is part of the “Art and Revolution in the Middle East and North Africa” mini-lecture series at NMU and is free and open to the public. The series is sponsored by NMU’s Black Student Union, College of Arts and Sciences and the departments of history, English and modern languages and literatures.

For more information call Angela Rasmussen at 227-2129.

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Calendar – Youth – Auditions for “Music Man Jr.” – Sept. 3-4

Marquette – The Lake Superior Youth Theatre will hold vocal and acting auditions for their upcoming fall production of “Music Man Jr.” the musical on Wednesday, September 3 and Thursday, September 4 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. each evening on the third floor of Graveraet School, 611 N. Front Street, Marquette.

Dance auditions will be held on Wednesday only beginning at 5 p.m. Those auditioning will be required to attend a dance audition as well as a vocal/acting audition. Youth ages preschool through 8th grade are eligible to audition. Youth actors, singers, gymnasts and dancers are all needed for a variety of parts

Callbacks will be held on Friday, September 5 at 5 p.m. For more information, call Nikki Nason at 362-6453 or lakesuperioryouththeatre@gmail.com.

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Calendar – Groups – Shakespeare Readers to Meet – Sept. 3

Marquette – Shakespeare Readers will meet for a reading of “Love’s Labor’s Lost” on Wednesday, September 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Believed to have been written for a performance for Queen Elizabeth in 1590, the comic play’s central characters are the King of Navarre and his 3 friends who, attempting 3 years of study and fasting, try to avoid the company of women. In spite of their best efforts they become infatuated with the Princess of Aquitaine and her ladies.

Shakespeare Readers is a group for anyone who is intrigued with reading the works of William Shakespeare. They meet on the first Wednesday of each month and new readers are always welcome. For more information call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.

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Calendar – Groups – Trout Unlimited Meeting – Sept. 3

Marquette – The Fred Waara Chapter of Trout Unlimited will meet on Wednesday, September 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room at The Landmark Inn, Marquette.

All who are interested in cold water fisheries and conservation are invited to attend.

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Calendar – Youth – 20th Annual Central U.P. Safe Hunting and Shooting Youth Day Registration Deadline – Sept. 2

Negaunee – The 20th Annual Central U.P. Safe Hunting and Shooting Youth Day will be held on Saturday, September 6 from 9 to 4:30 p.m. at the Negaunee Rod and Gun Club.

Equipment and ammo will be provided. No personal guns will be allowed. Archery equipment will be allowed.

The event is free to all youth ages 8 to 16. All 8 and 9 year old participants must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is limited to the first 140 entries and the registration deadline is September 2. Register by calling 475-41-73.

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Calendar – Art – Art Exhibit Opening – Sept. 2

Marquette – The exhibition “Burden of Place” by Russell Thorburn and Sons will open on Tuesday, September 2 at the Marquette Arts and Culture Center on the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.

Russell Thorburn, a poet-in-resident for 12 years in the Upper Peninsula schools, and U.P. Poet Laureate, will have a collect of poetry on exhibit accompanied by photographs taken by his sons. Christopher Thorburn is a Michigan State University student studying bio chemistry. Michael Thorburn is a Marquette Senior High school student; he is also a published poet.

An artist reception will be held on Thursday, September 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Arts and Culture Center. For more information, call 228-0472 or email
arts-culture@mqtcty.org.

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Calendar – Youth – Book Babies – Sept. 2,4

Marquette – Book Babies, a lap-sit story time for infants and toddlers up to 2 years old, along with a loving adult, will be offered on Tuesday, September 2 and Thursday, September 4 at 10 a.m. each day in the Children’s Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Join the fun for finger plays, rhymes, stories and songs. For more information call 226-4323.

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Calendar – Holidays – 25th Annual Labor Day Festival in Ishpeming – Sept. 1

Ishpeming – The 25th Annual Labor Day Festival will be held on Monday, September 1 beginning with a parade at 11 a.m. on Euclid Street in Ishpeming.

A picnic and rally will begin at noon at Lake Bancroft Park. There will be music by Fast Eddies Blues Band and games for the kids. Food, pop, water and adult beverages will be available.

Free tours of the Cliffs Shaft Museum will be offered. State legislators and dignitaries will address this rally for all working families.

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Shakespeare Readers will meet on Wednesday, September 3

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN – Shakespeare Readers will meet on Wednesday, September 3 at 6:30 pm in the Peter White Public Library’s Shiras Room for a reading of “Love’s Labor’s Lost” by William Shakespeare.

Believed to have been written for a performance for Queen Elizabeth in 1590, the comic play’s central characters are the King of Navarre and his 3 friends who, attempting 3 years of study and fasting, try to avoid the company of women.

In spite of their best efforts they become infatuated with the Princess of Aquitaine and her ladies. Shakespeare Readers is a group for anyone who is intrigued with reading the works of William Shakespeare. They meet on the first Wednesday of each month and new readers are always welcome. For more information call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.

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Free Food for Veterans and Active Military September 3rd

IRON MOUNTAIN – Three non-profit organizations are coming together and donating 30,000 pounds of food to any Veterans or active military members on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Michigan. The food will include fresh produce, frozen items and non-perishables.

“The Seventh – Day Adventist Food Pantry & Community Center in Escanaba, and the Patriot Guard Riders have all been working in cooperation with Feeding America to make this donation happen as a thank you to Veterans and active military for serving our Country,” said Greg Weiss, the medical center’s Chief of Voluntary Service.

The distribution will be on a first come first serve basis from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or until the food is gone. Those interested should enter through the rear parking lot entrance off of Cedar Street, which is the first street west of the facility; there will be signs directing individuals to the distribution site. It is strongly recommended for those coming to bring a card-board box for the food. Anyone traveling a greater distance should bring a cooler, as frozen food is expected.

“This donation amounts to nearly two semi-truckloads of food, and it is our hope that people in the community and surrounding areas will spread the word to area Veterans and active military,” said Weiss.

Veterans do not need to be enrolled in VA healthcare; however, in order to receive the food, Veterans and active military must bring identification, such as a military or VA ID or form DD214. Anyone with questions about this event should contact Oscar G Johnson VA Medical Center’s Voluntary Service at (906) 774-3300, extension 32780.

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Michigan Technological University Fall Career Fair – September 30, 2014

HOUGHTON - The Michigan Technological University 2014 Fall Career Fair is approaching fast, on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. This year’s registration continues to outpace last year’s, and if you’ve already registered…thank you, you’re listed on our website (http://career.mtu.edu/careerfair/fall2014/companies/) and we look forward to seeing you in the fall!

If you haven’t registered yet, we invite you to participate and encourage you to make your travel arrangements as soon as possible.

IMPORTANT: Due to increased volume of registrations for our 2014 Fall Career Fair, lodging and flight accommodations are filling quickly. We recommend that you secure travel arrangements for you and your team as soon as possible to ensure a smooth and successful recruiting visit to Michigan Technological University.

The 2014 Fall Career Fair registration can be completed at www.mtu.edu/career

For a listing of lodging accommodations in the Houghton, Hancock, and surrounding areas, please visit: http://www.mtu.edu/career/employers/travel/

We look forward to seeing you in September!

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September Exhibit: Burden Of Place

(Marquette, Michigan) - September 1, 2014 – The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces its September exhibition: Burden of Place by Russell Thorburn and Sons. Russell Thorburn, a poet-in-resident for 12 years in the Upper Peninsula Schools, and U.P. Poet Laureate, will have a collect of poetry on exhibit accompanied by photographs taken by his sons.

Christopher Thorburn is a Michigan State University student studying bio chemistry. Michael Thorburn is a Marquette Senior High school student; he is also a published poet.

The show will be running from Sept. 1 to Sept. 28, and there will be an artist reception on Thursday, Sept. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is located at 217 N. Front Street in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. For more information or questions, contact (906) 228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org.

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