Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Welcomes 2017 Artist-In-Residence

September 21, 2017

Munising, Michigan – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore welcomes artist Todd Marsee as the 2017 Artist-in-Residence (AIR). Marsee, an award-winning Michigan watercolorist from Ann Arbor, MI, will live and work in the national lakeshore for three weeks starting on September 18 as part of the park’s annual AIR program.

Marsee’s watercolor paintings usually feature natural imagery overlaid on abstract, textured backgrounds. “My paintings are interpretations of the fragile beauty and resilience of nature,” Marsee says. “Textures, patterns, and designs of nature inspire me to paint. I’m eager to see how my time in the Upper Peninsula will be visible in my art.”

Marsee will host a free outdoor painting demonstration for the public from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, September 30 at Miners Castle. To view a variety of Marsee’s work go to: http://www.marseegallery.com/ or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/artoftoddmarsee/.

The public painting demonstration is part of the park’s celebration of National Public Lands Day.… Read the rest

Marquette Board of Light and Power Announces Community Solar Garden Up and Producing Power

September 20, 2017

Marquette, MI – Marquette Board of Light and Power Announces Community Solar Garden Up and Producing Power

Marquette Board of Light and Power Announces Community Solar Garden Up and Producing Power

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NMU Hosts College Fair Sept. 20

September 19, 2017

Marquette, Michigan – Northern Michigan University will host a College Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the University Center Great Lakes Rooms. The program will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. to and is open to all high school juniors, seniors and their parents. Representatives from about 40 colleges and universities, including several out-of- state schools, will answer questions about their academic programs, costs, support services and campus life.

The Armed Forces and ROTC programs will also be represented. NMU’s Financial Aid Office staff members will be available to answer questions about the financial aid process.

New this year is the ability of students to pre-register for the event online. By pre-registering, students will only have to input their information once and be able to share personal information with multiple college reps by scanning a barcode. Students should speak with their guidance counselors about this process.… Read the rest

The Marquette Regional History Center Special Exhibit Hosts Great Girls in Michigan History September 20 Thru October 18

September 19, 2017

Marquette, MI – This exhibit will be celebrating nine girls from across Michigan including a wrestler, an activist and a soldier who did great things before they turned twenty. Upper Peninsula girls Nancy Harkness Love, Copper Country aviator during World War II, and Jane Johnston Schoolcraft, Ojibwe creative writer and translator, are featured. This traveling exhibit was created by the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame. Sponsored by Zonta Club of Marquette. An opening reception is on September 21st from 6-8:00 p.m., $10.00 for adults and 18 and under free. Please visit marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571 for more info.

Great Girls Postcard

Great Girls Postcard

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Marquette Senior High School – Open House, September 20th at 6:00 pm

September 19, 2017

Marquette, Michigan – Parents of current students at Marquette Senior High School are invited to attend the 17th Annual Open House at Marquette Senior High School, which is being held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, starting at 6:00 pm. This open house is being held to give parents an opportunity to walk through their child’s classrooms and meet the teachers. The Open House will begin at 6:00 pm in your student’s first hour class. We recommend that you come early to pick up the agenda and your student’s schedule in the main gym hallway.… Read the rest

One Book Events Planned Around ‘Wolf’s Mouth’

September 18, 2017

The following September events are free and open to the public:

Marquette, MI – NMU’s Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will host “Dollar-A-Day Boys: A musical tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps featuring Bill Jamerson” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. The camps built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s were often used as POW camps.

Smolens will give a presentation at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Ishpeming Carnegie Library.

A field trip to the former site of a World War II POW camp in Au Train will take place from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. Smolens and Dan Redmond will lead the field trip. Register online at nmu.edu/onebook/2017-news.

A documentary presentation and panel discussion is scheduled from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Peter White Public Library. John Pepin will discuss his film, The Enemy in our Midst.… Read the rest

U.P. Cold War Exhibit Seeks Civil Defense Items

September 18, 2017

Marquette, Michigan – The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University is seeking materials related to civil defense in the 1950s and ’60s for an upcoming exhibition on the history of the Cold War in the Upper Peninsula. Examples include a fallout shelter, food rations, equipment, water, barrels, signs and other material culture. The center would also like to take photos of fallout shelters that still exist.

Items do not have to be donated; they can be loaned for the duration of the exhibit, which opens Nov. 2 and runs through March. To contribute items or report a fallout shelter, call 227-3212.

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Superior Arts Youth Theater – Shrek The Musical Jr. Auditions & Updates!

September 17, 2017

All auditions and callbacks will take place in the Black Box Theater in the McClintock Building on NMU’s Campus.

Superior Arts Youth Theater - Shrek The Musical Jr. Auditions & Updates

Superior Arts Youth Theater – Shrek The Musical Jr. Auditions & Updates

Youth ages preschool to 8th grade are eligible to audition. Youth actors, singers, gymnasts and dancers are all needed for a variety of parts. Youth must complete a Vocal/Acting audition.

Tuesday, September 19 – Sign up online
Vocal/Acting Auditions 6-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 20 – Sign up online
Vocal/Acting Auditions 6-8:30 p.m.

If you are available on Monday, September 18 from 4-9pm or Tuesday, September 19 from 4-9pm please contact Jalina at saytheater.directors@gmail.com and let her know your availability.

We need able bodies, but we also need vehicles for hauling — if you have a truck or trailer you can help with please bring it!… Read the rest

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