Calendar – Health – Diabetes Conference in Marquette – Sept. 29

September 26, 2017

Marquette – The U.P. Diabetes Outreach Network, a program partner of UPCAP, along with the Michigan American Association of Diabetes Educators, will offer a daylong diabetes conference on Friday, September 29 in Marquette.

The program offers 6 hours of continuing education for nurses, dietitians and pharmacists. Topics include psychological issues in diabetes by internationally recognized Marti Funnell, newest diabetes medication featuring Dr. Helen Berlie from Wayne State University and supporting the family in diabetes care by nationally recognized Montana Diabetes Educator, Marci Butcher. Local experts Dr. Mike Grossman, Dr. Kevin Piggott and Paula Ackerman will also be featured.

The cost of this program is only $55 and registration is available online at http://www.myaadenetwork.org/michigan. Contact Ann Constance at UPDON with any questions: updonann@gmail.com.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – LEGO Club Meeting – Sept. 29

September 26, 2017

Marquette – LEGO Club will meet on Friday, September 29 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

LEGO Club is for ages 5 and up. Listen to stories and work with others to build Lego projects. LEGOs are provided and the event is free.

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

Calendar – Health – Blood Drive in Houghton – Sept. 29

September 26, 2017

Houghton – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive with the bloodmobile on Friday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Copper Country Mental Health in Houghton.

For an appointment, call Joe Freed at 482-9400. Walk-ins are welcome. … Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Live Clue, Harry Potter Style – Sept. 29

September 26, 2017

Marquette – Live Clue, Harry Potter Style will be offered on Friday, September 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Harry Potter characters have escaped from their books and murdered Mr. Boddy! Everyone ages 9 and up is invited to play the live-action version of the classic board game, with a Harry Potter twist. This special after-hours event is hosted by the PWPL’s Junior Teen Advisory Board. Butter beer and Bertie Bott’s Beans, and other Hogwarts treats will be served.

The event is free of charge. For more information, please call 226-4321, 226-4323, or visit www.pwpl.info. Find Peter White Public Library Teen Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Preschool Storytime – Sept. 29

September 26, 2017

Marquette – Preschool Storytime will be offered on Friday, September 29 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Join in the free event for books, songs, crafts and more, designed for preschool aged children. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Theater – “Noises Off” at Forest Roberts Theatre – Sept. 29-30

September 26, 2017

Marquette – “Noises Off”, a British farce by Michael Frayn, will be presented on Friday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 30 at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Forest Roberts Theatre at Northern Michigan University.

“Noises Off” presents a manic cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called “Nothing’s On”. The play shows the chaos that ensues both on and offstage as relationships dwindle. Slamming doors and errant sardines all figure in the plot of the comedy.

An opening night party is included with a ticket purchased for opening night, Friday, September 29, and immediately follows the show in the FRT lobby. It will feature food and beverages, music, a photo booth and a meet and greet with the cast and creative team.

Additional performances will be offered Thursday, October 5 through Saturday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m.each evening and a 1 p.m.… Read the rest

Calendar – Music – Beethoven and Banjos Concert at NMU – Sept. 29

September 26, 2017

Marquette – The Northern Michigan University music department will host a performance of Beethoven and Banjos on Friday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Reynold’s Recital Hall on the NMU Campus.

The ensemble is composed of members of Decoda, including Evan Premo playing double bass, cellist Hamilton Berry and violinist Anna Elashvili, along with pianist Jeremy Jordan, banjo player Lauren Premo, songwriter May Erlewine and soprano Mary Bonhag. This will be the first concert of Beethoven and Banjos’ 2017 U.P. tour. The music will be a direct celebration of the U.P.’s landscape, culture and heritage.

Decoda is a New York-based chamber collective and Carnegie Hall’s affiliate ensemble. Admission to the concert is free. … Read the rest

Calendar – Education – NMU College of Business “Celebration of Entreprenuership” Registration Deadline – Sept. 29

September 26, 2017

Marquette – Northern Michigan University’s College of Business will host a “Celebration of Entrepreneurship” on Friday, October 6 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the first floor atrium of the University Center at NMU.

NMU alumnus Keith Glendon will be the keynote speaker. He is the global program director of strategy and business development at IBM Security. He has experience working with startup companies, government institutions, global corporations and community volunteer organizations.

The conference will also include multiple sessions about starting, financing, marketing and managing a business. These sessions will be led by community entrepreneurs and business leaders, including representatives from Double Trouble DJs and DIGS Gastropub, NMU Marketing and Communications, Invent@NMU, Velodrome Coffee and more.

Check-in will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m. There is no cost to attend. Lunch and a t-shirt are included. Attendees must register by Friday, September 29 at www.universe.com/nmuentrepreneurship2017.… Read the rest

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