Calendar – Community – March for the Climate – Apr. 29

April 26, 2017

Marquette – The City of Marquette, along with hundreds of communities nationwide, will March for the Climate on Saturday, April 29 beginning with an assembly at 9:45 a.m. at the Marquette Commons in downtown Marquette. The march will begin promptly at 10 a.m.

The Marquette Climate March will end with a party at the Commons from noon to 2 p.m. with food, music, and information on how our community is reacting and taking action in the face of a changing climate. This is a family friendly event to raise awareness about a global issue, and a call to action demanding our government in Washington pay attention. Please bring signs and noise makers!

If you plan to attend, please RSVP at www.peoplesclimate.org so your action can be counted. To learn more
visit the Northern Climate Network at http://www.nmu.edu/northernclimatenetwork/home.… Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Community Baby Shower – Apr. 28

April 25, 2017

Ishpeming – A Community Baby Shower will be held on Friday, April 28 at the North Iron Church in Ishpeming.

The event is for Marquette county mothers who are pregnant and families with children up to six months old. The baby shower will have baby furniture, diapers, food processors and more that will be given away.

Those who wish to attend can RSVP to Community Action of Alger and Marquette by calling 228-6522 or 800-562-9762.… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Workers Memorial Day and Italian Hall Vigil – Apr. 28

April 25, 2017

Calumet – A Workers’ Memorial Day and Italian Hall Vigil will be held on Friday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. on the corner of 7th and Elm Streets in Calumet.

The unions of the AFL-CIO observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job, and to renew the fight for safe jobs. A short ceremony will be held to commemorate the estimated 73 workers and children who died in the Italian Hall Tragedy of 1913, and to draw inspiration from the brave Copper Country workers who stood up for workers’ rights and safety in the workplace. … Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Community Rally “Beckoning the Stop to Bullying” – Apr. 25

April 22, 2017

Escanaba – A community rally to address bullying: “Beckoning the Stop to Bullying,” will be held on Tuesday, April 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Besse Center Auditorium at Bay de Noc Community College in Escanaba.

Local union, USW Local 2-21, has dedicated itself to this cause to help others realize the effects of bullying on a community comprised of schools, worship organizations, political groups, work facilities, social networking organizations, unions, and a various others. Their goal is to spread the message that bullying will not be tolerated in our community.

The evening will begin with a project for kids and adults. There will be a number of speakers and videos about bullying and the difference everyone can make as a community. … Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Earth Day “March for Science” – Apr. 22

April 19, 2017

Marquette – The NMU American Indian Science and Engineering Society, along with Gamma Theta Upsilon and the Geographical Honor Society, will hold an Earth Day March for Science on Saturday, April 22 in Marquette.

The march will begin at 10 a.m. from the Berry Events Center and proceed down 3rd Street, ending with a rally in front of the Post Office on the corner of 3rd and Washington Streets. The event will be a celebration of science, and a call to recognize the important role that science plays in all of our lives.

This is a community, family-friendly event. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend, and to share the reasons that science is important to them. For more information, find “March for Science-Marquette” on Facebook or contact Nathan Frischkorn by email at nfrischk@nmu.edu or by phone at 906-251-0113.… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – March for Science in Houghton – Apr. 22

April 19, 2017

Houghton – An Earth Day March for Science will be held on Saturday, April 22 beginning with hands-on science a activities and demonstrations, led by students and educators from the area, at 10:30 a.m. at the Portage Lake District Library in Houghton.

The march will begin at noon under the lift bridge, on the Houghton side, and march across the bridge, into Hancock, and back. The event will be a celebration of science, and a call to recognize the important role that science plays in all of our lives. A community action meeting, focusing on impacting policy decisions, will be held at 1 p.m. at the Portage Lake District Library

This is a community, family-friendly event. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend, and to share the reasons that science is important to them. … Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Fun Fest 2017 “Fun to Be in the U.P.” in Escanaba – Apr. 22

April 19, 2017

Escanaba – Fun Fest 2017 “Fun to Be in the U.P. will be held on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Delta Plaza in Escanaba.

There will be free books, games, activities, and great family fun for ages birth to 8 years old. There will also be information on preschool and community resources. Children must be accompanied by an adult. … Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Family Literacy Night with the Marquette Symphony Orchestra – Apr. 20

April 17, 2017

Marquette – A Family Literacy Night with the Marquette Symphony Orchestra will be held on Thursday, April 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, 123 W. Baraga Avenue in Marquette.

This is a free family night for preschool and early elementary age children. There will be free books and prizes to take home, as well as snacks and activities. The event is sponsored by the Literacy Legacy Fund of Michigan and AmeriCorps through MARESA.

For more information, call the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum at 226-3911.… Read the rest

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