Calendar – Community – Al Roker to Broadcast Live on the Today Show from the Superior Dome – Mar. 28

March 25, 2017

Marquette – Al Roker will broadcast live from the Superior Dome at Northern Michigan University during NBC’s Today show on Tuesday, March 28.

There will be an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest game of freeze tag. Community members are encouraged to support this rare opportunity to showcase Marquette and NMU before a national audience. They are invited to fill the Superior Dome as spectators for Tuesday’s broadcast and greet Roker at Sawyer International Airport on Monday, March 27.

Spectators must arrive at the Superior Dome by 6 a.m. Tuesday and plan to stay through 8:45 a.m., when the Today show segment ends. Green and gold apparel is encouraged. There will be refreshments and donut holes, poster-making stations, giveaways and an opportunity to appear on national television. Advance registration is requested at

Roker is visiting five universities across the country attempting to set different world records as part of the week-long “Rokerthon 3” series on the Today show.… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – UPAWS New Animal Shelter Presentation – Mar. 23

March 20, 2017

Marquette – The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter will give a presentation on the proposed new animal shelter on Thursday, March 23 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Ray Leverton Community Room of the Carnegie Library, 317 N. Main Street in Ishpeming.

There will be a question and answer session following the presentation. Refreshments will be served. RSVP’s are requested. Please call 475-6661 or email… Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Family Birthday Bash at U.P. Children’s Museum – Mar. 22

March 19, 2017

Marquette – A Family Birthday Bash to celebrate the U.P. Children’s Museum’ 20th Birthday will be held on Wednesday, March 22 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the musuem, 123 W. Baraga Avenue in Marquette.

Admission is free. Join the museum staff for cake, games and fun. For more information, call 226-3911.… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Author Jim Smolens Book Release – Mar. 20

March 17, 2017

Marquette – Award winning author, John Smolens will celebrate the re-release of his internationally acclaimed “Cold” on Monday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Set in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, “Cold” takes us deep into a harsh, frozen world, where love, greed, and the promise of a second chance compel six people toward a chilling and inevitable reckoning. Norman Haas, the central figure in this novel, sets a cascade of events into motion when he decides to walk away from his prison work detail. Each person he encounters can’t help but be changed by him, for both good and bad, as he begins his journey back to his past.

There will be a book sale and signing with Snowbound Books. For more information, visit or call 226-4318.… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – “Learning to Walk Together” Pow-wow – Mar. 18

March 15, 2017

Marquette – The 23rd Annual “Learning to Walk Together” traditional pow wow will be held on Saturday, March 18, at Northern Michigan University’s Vandament Arena in Marquette. Doors open to the public at 11 a.m., with the grand entry at noon.

“Learning to Walk Together” is a means to promote cultural diversity within the community. The celebration begins with the grand entry and flag song, followed by the veteran’s song to honor male and female veterans. The event includes traditional pow wow dances and social pow wow dances, with artisan and vendor booths featuring craft items, reference materials and food.

A feast will be held at 4 p.m. at the Jacobetti Complex and is open to all attendees.

NMU students are admitted free with ID. General admission tickets are $5. A pow wow etiquette sheet and more detailed information on the event are available on the NMU Center for Native American Studies website at… Read the rest

Calendar – Families – St. Patrick’s Day Story and Craft Hour – Mar. 18

March 15, 2017

Marquette – The NMU Chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association will host a St. Patrick’s Day family stories and craft event on Saturday, March 18 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

The event is free. For more information, call 226-2343.… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Community Seed Swap and Seed Start – Mar. 18

March 15, 2017

Marquette – A Community Seed Swap and Seed Start will be held on Saturday, March 18 from 2 to 5 p.m. on the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.

The Queen City Seed Library invites everyone who is interested in gardening and growing their own food to attend this free event. Those who attend will be able to take home a seed starting kit for making a donation to the Seed Library. All materials will be provided and proceeds will help support the daily operation of the Queen City Seed Library.

The event will also offer gardeners and seed savers a chance to exchange seeds and share knowledge. To participate in the swap, bring open-pollinated, non-GMO seeds that are labeled with the plant type, variety, date of harvest, and location of harvest. Envelopes and bags will be available for swapping.… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Gun and Knife Show in Rapid River – Mar. 17-18

March 14, 2017

Rapid River – A Gun and Knife Show will be held on Friday, March 17 from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rapid River American Legion Post 301, 10584 North Main Street in Rapid River.

Buy, sell or trade. For more information, call Jerry Rowe at 906-420-0827.… Read the rest

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