What’s Up Dock?! A History of the Harbor

December 1, 2018

Marquette, MIDecember 1, 2018 – The Marquette Regional History Center presents: What’s Up Dock?! A History of the Harbor on Thursday January 24 at 7:00 pm.

Sit back and enjoy this popular walking tour in the warm comfort of Kaufman Auditorium! Jim Koski and Jack Deo pair up to tell you more about the docks and the harbor. The show will feature a history of the docks, schooners, and freighters, the fishing industry, shipwrecks and fires. See rare and never seen before photographs from the Superior View and Longyear Library collections. Watch vintage movie footage of the ore docks and harbor, too.

This is a fundraiser for the Marquette Regional History Center. Tickets are $15 first floor seating/$20 balcony seating in advance; $20 first floor seating/$25 balcony seating at the door. On sale starting November 26th, 2018.

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Fourth Annual Yule Ball: Middle School Dance

December 1, 2018

Marquette, MIDecember 1, 2018 – On Friday, December 7th, from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm in the Peter White Public Library Community Room, all students in grades 6 to 8 are invited to put on their best semi-formal attire for the library’s third annual Yule Ball. Dance to your favorite songs, enjoy awesome refreshments, and hang out with your friends in a winter wonderland. Parent chaperones are always welcome to help. Free of charge. For more information, please call 226-4321, 226-4323, or visit www.pwpl.info. Look for Peter White Public Library Teen Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Marquette Students Get On Their Soapbox

November 27, 2018

Mikva Challenge Announces the Tom Baldini Project Soapbox Challenge in Marquette, MI Marquette Senior High School students will come together to prove that they are neither apathetic nor unengaged in the political process.

Marquette, MI, November 27, 2018— Mikva Challenge today announces that the inaugural Tom Baldini Soapbox Challenge will take place at the Marquette Senior High School Shirley Smith Little Theater, 1203 W. Fair Avenue, on Friday, November 30th, at 10:15 am. The youth-driven civic engagement event calls on students to speak out on issues that affect them and their communities. In its first year, the Tom Baldini Project Soapbox Challenge will honor the legacy of Tom Baldini, a former educator at Marquette Area Public Schools and a longtime area politician and public servant who made an impact at the local, state, and national level. Mr. Baldini devoted his life to promoting civic activism, solving problems, and working to make his community a better place.… Read the rest

Westwood Shakespeare Company Presents Romeo and Juliet

November 26, 2018

Ishpeming, MINovember 26, 2018 – Shakespeare’s timeless and ever relevant Romeo and Juliet will be presented by the Westwood Shakespeare Company Dec. 6, 7, and 12 at the Patriot Performing Arts Theatre. Shakespeare’s tale of star crossed teenage lovers has a new voice with every new generation of performers, and this “no time” production by the WSC gives it a unique, romantic and swashbuckling spin.
Said Program Director Maria Hoffman, “It is my first year directing the WHS Shakespeare Company, and I am thrilled to be a part of such a well-established program. The students, especially our student directors, have done a phenomenal job with making the show come to life, and BG Bradley, our acting coach, has been a wonderful help in teaching these young actors and actresses how to develop both their characters and their skills. With everything put together, our performance of Romeo and Juliet is sure to tug at the heartstrings!”
Hoffman added, that Fight Choreographers, Patrick and Taggart Bradley, former members of the grades 9-12 high school company, together with the young actors, have done a great job creating the famous sword fighting scenes, that give this romantic play its infusion of action.… Read the rest

Ishpeming DDA Meeting

November 25, 2018

Ishpeming, MINovember 25, 2018 – The Ishpeming Downtown Development Authority will hold their regular meeting on Monday, November 26th at 4:00 pm in the conference room at City Hall in downtown Ishpeming.… Read the rest

Superior Arts Youth Theater ‘Newsies’ Auditions

November 24, 2018

Marquette, MINovember 24, 2018 – Superior Arts Youth Theater invites actors ages 7-18 to audition for our upcoming production of Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical.

This production will feature a cast of approximately 50 youth participants.


For more information on audition dates and times go to the dance call or vocal call audition websites.… Read the rest

Marquette Downtown Development Authority Brand Draft

November 23, 2018

Marquette, MINovember 23, 2018 – The Marquette Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has released a draft brand proposal for public view and comment. The new branding concept was created by Arnett, Muldrow and Associates after several trips to Marquette’s Downtown District, numerous interviews with locals, business owners, and other stakeholders, along with a community-wide survey. The branding takes into account the history of the area, the spirit of the community, and the variety of unique places within Marquette’s Downtown District. It also creates a unifying theme to help bring together all of the locations and events that are managed under the umbrella of the DDA.

The draft brand will be available for viewing and feedback on the Marquette DDA website through November 30. A feedback form is available on the page as well. We appreciate any thoughts about the draft brand so that a final brand can be created and adopted by the Marquette DDA Board.… Read the rest

Peter White Public Library Thanksgiving Closures

November 21, 2018

Marquette, MINovember 21, 2018 – Peter White Public Library will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23, 2018 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center will also be closed.

The library will resume normal business hours on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The arts center will resume normal business hours on Monday, November 26, 2018.… Read the rest

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