Calendar – Films/Documentaries – Matinee Movie Series to Screen “Queen of Katwe” – June 1

May 29, 2017

Marquette – Matinee Movies Series will screen “Queen of Katwe” on Thursday, June 1 at 12:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

In this 2016 movie, a young Ugandan girl’s life changes when she learns how to play chess. It won 10th place in the African-Americans Film Critic’s top ten film awards, and won best family film from the Women Film Critics Circle Awards. This biographical drama is rated PG and runs 2 hours 4 minutes. Bring your own lunch and enjoy the movie in a dinner theater setting. Closed captioning will be on to ensure access for all.

There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318. … Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – BYO Dinner Theater to Screen “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” – June 1

May 29, 2017

Marquette – Film fans are invited to enjoy a bring your own dinner film event with a screening of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” on Thursday June 1 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

In this prequel to the Harry Potter series, Newt Scamander’s adventures begin when he misplaces his magical suitcase containing fantastic beasts in New York City. This 2016 fantasy adventure is rated PG-13 and runs 2 hours and 13 minutes.

There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318. … Read the rest

Calendar – Community – 12th Annual Cemetery Walk: World War I Remembered – June 1

May 29, 2017

Marquette – The 12th Annual Cemetery Walk: WWI Remembered will be held on Thursday, June 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. and again from 6 to 8 p.m. at Park Cemetery on 7th Street in Marquette.

To mark the 100th anniversary of WWI, hear the compelling stories of local men and women who served both at home and abroad, such as Francis Bashaw who was killed by friendly fire, Richard Jopling ambulance driver, Robert Young, a naval pilot, Nurse Ida Erickson and several others. Their sacrifices will not be forgotten. Music of the period and taps will be heard as you are guided through the cemetery.

Park inside the cemetery gates. There is a $5 suggested donation. For more information, visit marquettehistory.org or call 226-3571.… Read the rest

Calendar – Health – Blood Drive in Crystal Falls – June 1

May 29, 2017

Crystal Falls – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive on Thursday, June 1 from 1 to 5:15 CDT at Crystal Falls United Lutheran Church in Crystal Falls.

For an appointment, call Pearl Ross at 875-3197 or Pat Kosiba at 875-3187. Walk-ins are welcome. … Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – “The Scribblers” Teen Creative Writing Club Meeting – May 31

May 28, 2017

Marquette – “The Scribblers” Teen Creative Writing Club will meet on Wednesday, May 31 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Students in grades 6 to 12 are invited to expand their creative storytelling skills with fun writing prompts and unlimited encouragement.

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

Calendar – Community – Apprenticeship Recruitment Open House in Marquette – May 31

May 28, 2017

Marquette – An Apprenticeship Recruitment Open House will be held on Wednesday, May 31 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Michigan WORKS Office, 1498 O’Dovero Drive in Marquette.

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community cordially invites you to attend this open house to explore employment opportunities in the building trades. It is open to anyone who is interested in working on the Casino Project or one of the many other projects that are or will be happening in the local area. This is the first step toward your potential employment and career. … Read the rest

Calendar – Health – Blood Drive in Hancock – May 31

May 28, 2017

Hancock – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive with the bloodmobile on Wednesday, May 31 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center-UPHS, Portage in Hancock.

For an appointment, call Clint Kyro at 281-0537.… Read the rest

Calendar – Music – Bluesday Tuesday Jam Session – May 30

May 27, 2017

Marquette – A Bluesday Tuesday Jam Session will be held on Tuesday, May 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Bring your voice, guitar, harmonica, bass, trombone, trumpet, saxophone or whatever you play to jam along with other blues musicians. Learn something new or brush up on your blues style! All are welcome, including listeners!

There is no admission charge to attend this event which is co-sponsored by the Marquette Area Blues Society and the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library. Call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info for more information.… Read the rest

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