MAPS Board Meeting August 26th

August 25, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Marquette Area Public Schools Board Meeting will take place on Monday, August 26th at 5:00 pm in the Marquette Senior High School Library. The agenda is pictured below.

Ishpeming City Council Special Meeting August 21st

August 19, 2019

Ishpeming, MI – The Ishpeming City Council will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, August 21st at 4 pm at Ishpeming City Hall. The agenda is pictured below.

President’s Fall Convocation August 21st

August 19, 2019

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University President Fritz Erickson will deliver his fall convocation to faculty, staff and students on Wednesday, August 21st, in Jamrich Hall 1100.

The program, hosted by Provost Kerri Schuiling, begins at 4 pm with a welcome from Academic Senate Chair Alec Lindsay and an introduction by ASNMU student government president Cody Mayer. Fritz and Jan Erickson will host a reception immediately following the program in the adjacent lounge area.

VA and UP SAIL Holding Adaptive Bike Clinic August 21

August 19, 2019

Iron Mountain, MI – The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center is partnering with the UP Superior Alliance for Independent Living (SAIL) to hold an adaptive bike clinic on Wednesday, August 21st, from 10 am to 2 pm CST. The free event will be held at Redemption Hill Church located at 332 S. Carpenter Ave, Kingsford, Michigan.

Veteran Dennis Wilson and VA Recreation Therapist Boone Kerley take adaptive bikes on a spin on the grounds of the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center. These bikes will be one of several different types of bikes available for participants to try at the Adaptive Bike Clinic on August 21.

Veterans and their families are welcome to come anytime during the clinic to test ride several different types of adaptive bikes and learn how they benefit riders with mobility challenges.

“We are going to have eight to ten bikes available for participants to try,” said Jesse “Boone” Kerley, VA Recreation Therapist and event coordinator.

“If a person does not think they can ride a bike, I promise we will get them on one of them,” he added.

Staff from the VA and other support organizations will also be on hand from noon to 2 pm with information on VA’s nutrition, wellness, and whole health programs as well as ideas for healthy activities. Light refreshments will also be served.

For more information, please contact Boone Kerley at (906) 774-3300, extension 32792, or UP SAIL at (906) 228-5744.

Cutline: Veteran Dennis Wilson and VA Recreation Therapist Boone Kerley take adaptive bikes on a spin on the grounds of the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center. These bikes will be one of several different types of bikes available for participants to try at the Adaptive Bike Clinic on August 21.

Celestial Musings at Peter White August 19th

August 16, 2019

Marquette, MI – Celebrate the cosmos with Celestial Musings! This event is for all ages with music, poetry, door prizes and refreshments and takes place on Monday, August 19th from 6:00-8:30 pm in the Peter White Library’s Community Room.

Bring a donation for the library or a non-perishable item for the food bank to receive a ticket for a door prize. Count von Count will lead a read-along of Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. After the reading, there will be door prizes for children.

At 6:30 pm, local musician and piano teacher Bob Buchkoe will play music on the Library’s grand piano as well as his electronic keyboard. Pieces will include Debussy’s “Clair de Lune”, “Crumb’s Spiral Galaxy”, and “Vangelis’ theme from Cosmos”. At 7:00 pm, poets Martin Achat (Poet Laureate of the U.P.), Gail Mahan, Lynn Domina, and Beverly Matherne will share their celestial inspired work, followed by a musical performance by Terri Bocklund. Jane Piirto, Richard Rastall, and John Taylor will provide more poetry.

Free admission. Sponsored by the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library and the Marquette Poets Circle. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318. See the attached program for details.

Kitchi Miniss Munising Annual Powwow August 10th

August 9, 2019

Munising, MI – The Kitchi Miniss Munising Annual Powwow is Saturday, August 10th at the Bay Furnace Campground in Christmas, MI.

City of Negaunee Council Meeting August 8th

August 7, 2019

Negaunee, MI – The City of Negaunee will hold their regular council meeting on Thursday, August 8th at 7 pm at the Negaunee Senior Center. The agenda is pictured below.

 

UPCM Thursday Creativity Series August 8th

August 7, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum will hold their Second Thursday Creativity Series on Thursday, August 8th at 5:30 pm-7:30 pm with the “Jo-Kay Corral Comes to the Museum”.

Join us to visit with special barnyard guests, create barnyard themed crafts and experience hands-on activities and unexpected music.

Enjoy the 10-topping Culver’s Frozen Custard Sunday bar.

This event is FREE admission for all and everyone gets a FREE book.

Sponsored by Mares-Z-Doats.

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