Calendar – Entertainment – The Inspiring Art of Film: An Art Week Event – June 28

June 25, 2017

Marquette – The Inspiring Art of Film: An Art Week Event will be held on Wednesday, June 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W. Spring Street in Marquette.

Join local authors Milton Bates, Lynn Domina, Kathleen Heideman, Daniel Rydholm and Russell Thorburn as they share their work and clips of the films that inspire them. Popcorn will be provided. Admission is a suggested donation of $5. All proceeds go to the MRHC. … Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – 61st Annual Champion Pony Pulls – June 24

June 21, 2017

Champion – The 61st Annual Champion Pony Pulls will be held on Saturday, June 24 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Horse-pulling Grounds in Champion.

There is free admission and concessions will be available. … Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – Spring Fermentation Celebration – June 3

May 31, 2017

Marquette – The Spring Fermentation Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 3 from 2 to 8 p.m. at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette.

This non-profit festival will be showcasing Michigan-made beer, wine, cider, mead, and kombucha. Live music will be provided by the Amnesians and East Side Ramblers. Local food options will be available. Tickets are $35 online at http://www.springferment.com or $40 at the door the day of the festival.… Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – “Trouble at the Cow Pound” at Marquette Regional History Center – May 10

May 7, 2017

Marquette – “Trouble at the Cow Pound” will be presented on Wednesday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W. Spring Street in Marquette.

Hear Bill Van Kosky tell about the unattended cows running the streets and grazing in the yards of Marquette homes. Imagine the havoc this created in the 1880s. The solution was a cow pound where troublemakers were rounded up and could only be released when a fine was paid. Hear the humorous, exciting and dramatic incidents that eventually led to a mob attack on the cow pound.

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

Calendar – Entertainment – Inspired Words Open Mic at PWPL – May 1

April 28, 2017

Marquette – Inspired Words Open Mic will be offered on Monday, May 1 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Marquette Arts and Culture Center Workshop #3 on the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.

Authors, poets, songwriters and listeners are invited. Share some of your recent work, be inspired by other writers and get feedback from the listening audience. The presentations will not be judged. Presentations are open to all genres of writing as long as the material is suitable for all ages, unplugged and original work.

There is no admission charge to present or listen thanks to sponsorship by the Marquette Poets Circle, Marquette Arts and Culture Center and the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.… Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – An Evening with Anish – Apr. 14

April 11, 2017

Marquette – An Evening with Anish, a special after hours event, will be held on Friday, April 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Speaker Heather Anderson will give a talk on her record breaking hike along the Appalachian Trail. Heather, known as Anish on trails, completed her “Triple Crown” of Backpacking in 2006 at the age of 25. She completed the 2,100-mile-long Appalachian Trail in 2003, the 2,600-mile-long Pacific Crest Trail in 2005, and the 2,600-mile-long Continental Divide Trail in 2006.

There is no admission charge to attend, so come out and learn about where Heather’s adventures began. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318. … Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – Melody on Ice 2017 – Apr. 7-8

April 4, 2017

Marquette – The Marquette Figure Skating Club will present Melody on Ice 2017 “Party Time” on Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, April 8 at 2 p.m. at the Berry Events Center in Marquette.

Advance tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for students and seniors. Children 5 and under will be admitted free with a paid adult. Advance tickets are available at NMU EZ Ticket Outlets. Tickets at the door will $1 higher. … Read the rest

Calendar – Entertainment – Reading of Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” – Mar. 18

March 15, 2017

Ishpeming – A reading of Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” from his “Leaves of Grass” will be offered on Saturday, March 18 at 1 p.m. at the Carnegie Library in Ishpeming.

The event is recommended for ages 18 and up. If you would like to participate in the reading, please contact Beverly Matherne at bmathern@nmu.edu.… Read the rest

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