Calendar – Health – NAMI Educational Meeting – Mar. 27

March 24, 2017

Marquette – The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette will offer an educational meeting on Monday, March 27 at 7 p.m. in the Baraga Place Conference Room, 129 West Baraga Avenue, Marquette.

Janelle Peters of Pathways Community Mental Health, and local Clubhouse director, will explain the Clubhouse concept. Clubhouses are programs for people with mental illnesses – who are called “members” in the voluntary program – and are active participants in their own recovery.

NAMI offers confidential support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness. For more information call 360-7107, or visit … Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Computer Coaching at Peter White Public Library – Mar. 27

March 24, 2017

Marquette – Computer Coaching “Zinio e-Magazines” will be held on Monday, March 27 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Computer Lab at Peter White Public Library.

Learn how to download the Zinio app to your electronic devices and read your favorite magazines digitally. Please bring personal electronic devices with you.

For more information, call the PWPL Reference Desk at 226-4312.… Read the rest

Calendar – Health – Exercise Science Seminar Series Presentations – Mar. 27

March 24, 2017

Marquette – Northern Michigan University’s 2017 Exercise Science Seminar Series will feature “Effects of Exercise on Atherosclerosis” presented by Mansi Trivedi, on Monday, March 27 at 6:15 p.m. in room 109 of the Learning Resources Center at NMU.

The presentation titled “Fermented Foods and Athletic Performance” with Nara Paulsen will begin at 7:15 p.m. For more information, contact NMU Health and Human Science Professor Randall Jensen at 227-1184 or … Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Menominee Speaking Tour to Discuss Back 40 Mine at NMU – Mar. 27

March 24, 2017

Marquette – Professor Al Gedicks and Guy Reiter will deliver a presentation to discuss the impacts the proposed Back Forty Mine will have on the Menominee Nation on Monday, March 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Marquette and Nicolet rooms in the University Center at Northern Michigan University.

The Speaking Tour focuses on the environmental and cultural impacts of Aquila’s proposed Back 40 Mine. The mine presents a threat both to Menominee burial grounds and historical sites, as well as to the Menominee River and surrounding environment. There has been widespread opposition to the mine from the Menominee Nation, sportsmen’s groups, and residents of the area.

The event is free and open to the public. … Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Book Babies – Mar. 27, 29

March 24, 2017

Marquette – Book Babies, for ages 0 to 24 months, will be offered on Monday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 29 from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. each day in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and finger plays, then stay for a playtime afterwards. The events are free. For more information call 226-4320, visit or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraiser – Hancock American Legion Spaghetti Dinner – Mar. 26

March 23, 2017

Hancock – A spaghetti dinner will be held on Sunday, March 26 from noon to 4 p.m. at the American Legion, 1308 Quincy Street in Hancock.

The the spaghetti dinner with homemade sauce will be all you can eat and available to dine in or carry out. Proceeds fund legion projects like legion baseball, boys state and veterans funerals.

For more information, contact public affairs officer Jim Peterson at 370-8144 or… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – A Night of Fighting Astrocytoma Spaghetti Fundraiser – Mar. 25

March 22, 2017

Marquette – A Night of Fighting Astrocytoma, a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Taylor Havican, will be held on Saturday, March 25 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Marquette Armory.

There will be 50/50 and basket raffles. All proceeds from the event will go to Taylor and her family for medical and travel expenses, as Taylor fights astrocytoma, a cancerous brain tumor. Taylor will receive treatment in Milwaukee every month for the next two years.

For more information, call Courtney Swartz at 251-8061 or Melissa Picotte at 869-6630. Donations for the raffles can be dropped off at Trophy Central, 5087 US41 South. Monetary donations can be sent directly to U.P. Catholic Credit Union, 1001 W. Baraga in Marquette. … Read the rest

Calendar – Groups – Cub Scout Pack 333 of Gwinn Pinewood Derby Race – Mar. 25

March 22, 2017

Gwinn – A Pinewood Derby Race, hosted by Cub Scout Pack 333 of Gwinn, will be held on Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Anthony’s Church in Gwinn.

Come watch the Boys from Cub Scout Pack 333 race their hand made cars viaing for a spot to go to the District races in Maquette! Also invited are the local Daisy, Brownie and Girl scout troop. Boy Scouts from Troop 333 will be hosting a hot dog luncheon with all proceeds to help the kids get to camp.

For more information, call Marlene Deatrick at 202-3270.… Read the rest

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