Marquette Regional History Center to Present “Explosion!!” – May 9

May 6, 2018

Marquette, Mi. – The Marquette Regional History Center will present “Explosion!!” on Wednesday, May 9 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Center, 145 W. Spring Street in Marquette.

Hear about the events leading up to the explosion of a boxcar loaded with nitro-glycerin on a railroad siding west of Negaunee in 1878 and the tragic aftermath. Historian, Bill Van Kosky will be the presenter.

Admission is a $5 suggested donation. For more info call 906-226-3571 or visit marquettehistory.org.… Read the rest

NMU Announces Student Commencement Speaker

May 1, 2018

Marquette, MI – Alex Camarillo-Lugo of Lake Forest, Calif., will serve as the student speaker at Northern Michigan University’s spring commencement on Saturday, May 5. She will receive a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and was named the department’s outstanding graduating senior.

Camarillo-Lugo is a first-generation college student. She chose to enroll at Northern because it offered a criminal justice degree and the NMU Regional Police Academy to match her career interests, along with relatively affordable out-of-state tuition. She also found the distance from southern California appealing.

“I love being challenged,” she said. “I knew if I went to college far away from my mom and my hometown, and to somewhere completely different from what I was used to, it would force me to teach myself how to adapt to new surroundings and experiences. I became homesick my first semester and was ready to return closer to home, but my mom said I made the choice and should stick it out.… Read the rest

Toddler Art with Lorne Watson – May 3

April 30, 2018

Escanaba, Mich– The Bonifas Arts Center is hosting Toddler Art with Lorne Watson this Thursday, May 3 from 10:00- 10:45 a.m.

Bring your toddlers to learn with professional teachers and musicians. Fun and learning are combined to help nurture imagination, problem- solving and developing motor skills. Art stations and music provide hands-on fun!

For toddlers (mobile to age 3) and their caregivers.

Per Day: $5 or 7 Week Sessions offered. To register, please call us at 786-3833 or purchase online.Read the rest

Upper Peninsula Solid Waste Forum – May 2

April 29, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– The Upper Peninsula Solid Waste Forum will be at the Ramada Inn this Wednesday, May 2 from 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. (Meet & Greet, May 1 from 5:00- 7:00 p.m.)

The Forum will focus on information about the latest issues involving solid waste management and recycling with the goal of establishing best management practices, waste reuse, and economic development.

REGISTRATION COST: $50 – includes continental breakfast and lunch May 2

*This event qualifies for 5 CEHs for Professional Engineers*

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Legends of the Night Sky Laser Light Show and Night Sky Tour – April 26

April 23, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– The Shiras Planetarium will be hosting the ‘Legends of the Night Sky Laser Light Show and Night Sky Tour’ this Thursday, April 26, from 6:00- 7:00 p.m.

See a family-friendly laser show that highlights the mythology behind several constellations! After the show, we will check out the current night sky using our MS-8 star projector.

This is a fundraiser for Shiras Planetarium. Proceeds will go toward operating expenses and technology upgrades.

All tickets $5. This show is intended for ages 8+, but younger children are welcome if they are able to remain respectful during the show.

*Doors open at 5:45 p.m. No late entry!

Toddler Art with Lorne Watson – April 26

April 23, 2018

Escanaba, Mich– The Bonifas Arts Center is hosting Toddler Art with Lorne Watson this Thursday, April 26 from 10:00- 10:45 a.m.

Bring your toddlers to learn with professional teachers and musicians. Fun and learning are combined to help nurture imagination, problem- solving and developing motor skills. Art stations and music provide hands-on fun!

For toddlers (mobile to age 3) and their caregivers.

Per Day: $5 or 7 Week Sessions offered. To register, please call us at 786-3833 or purchase online.Read the rest

6th Annual Drug Awareness Conference – Registration Deadline April 26!

April 23, 2018

Harris, Mi.– Hurry up and register for the Public Health Delta & Menominee Counties 6th Annual Drug Awareness Conference at the Island Resort and Casino Monday, May 7, from 8:00 a.m- 5:00 p.m (E.S.T.).

Dr. Jim Harris, Ed.D, MSW will be the speaker at The 6th Annual Drug Awareness Conference. His presentation, “10 Things You Need to Know About Kids,” will address the developmental needs of children and how they relate to challenging behavior stemming from substance abuse, trauma, and attachment disorders.

He delivers some of the most important developmental principles with his down-to-earth presentation style.

For more info/registration forms, visit www.phdm.org or call (906)-789-8104.… Read the rest

The North Farm Short Courses – Registration Open Now!

April 23, 2018

Chatham, Mi.– Register now to participate in The North Farm Short Courses at MSU North Farm this summer! Register here.

The North Farm is hosting a series of short courses starting in June on topics designed for market gardeners, small farms, and skill-seekers interested in gardening and farming. These workshops are an in-depth exploration of farming fundamentals and best practices taught by multiple instructors.

All courses provide hands-on instruction. The workshops qualify for MSU Extension Master Gardeners and MAEAP Phase 1 Credits. Refreshments and snacks are provided!

Courses include:

  • Livestock on the Small Farm
  • Plasticultre: Season Extension
  • Flower Production
  • Forest Resource Management

$30  for each course/$100 for all 4 courses.
Farm rate for multiple attendees from one farm- $45 for each course/$150 for all 4 courses.

For more information or to register, visit the website: https://events.anr.msu.edu/event

 

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