Holiday Art Sale At the Marquette Regional History Center Saturday November 18th

November 17, 2017

Holiday Art Sale

At the Marquette Regional History Center Saturday November 18, 10:00-5:00 p.m.

We are so excited to announce, that we will be hosting the Holiday Art Sale at the Marquette Regional History Center! This change in venue is an effort to expand the event, attract new artists and new audiences. In addition, supporting a community gem with all proceeds from admission donations going directly to the MRHC, a private non-profit 501c3; $2.00 donation at the door, which also gives you access to the Museum galleries. The sale will feature local artists at every medium, and is the perfect opportunity to find that “unique” gift.

The History Center is a destination, providing holiday shoppers even more reasons to attend. World class exhibits, an old-fashioned bake sale, educational toys in the History Center store, Dollhouse Days in the Exhibit Gallery, gift wrapping and other surprises will keep shoppers in the holiday spirit.… Read the rest

The Annual Marquette Turkey Trot Registration by November 20th

November 15, 2017

Marquette, Michigan – The Annual Marquette Turkey Trot is a 5k and 10k run and a fundraising event for the MSHS Orchestra and Key Club.  Students from computer classes design the t-shirt and Key Club members handle the online registration. The Turkey Trot is a family-friendly and dog-friendly event and great way to start your Thanksgiving holiday.

Course Information:
The course starts at the MSHS Canopy Entrance and heads down the paved bike path towards Tourist Park which is the 5k turn-around. The 10k course continues along the path towards the ore dock before Presque Isle. The course is an out and back. Dogs are welcome and will be rewarded for the fastest 5k and 10k finisher.

Event details and schedule
Race Day Registration begins at 8am at the MSHS Canopy Entrance.
Race begins at 9am.
Online registration closes on Monday, November 20 at 11:59pm.… Read the rest

Superior Arts Youth Theater Presents “Shrek The Musical Jr.” November 16th-19th

November 15, 2017

Marquette, MI (October 19, 2017) – Superior Arts Youth Theater presents Shrek The Musical Jr., where beauty is in the eye of everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek as he leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Directed by Jalina McClain with assistants Caitlin Palomaki & Nicholas Conroy. Choreography by Jill Grundstrom & Taylor Koski, and Music Direction by Jeff Bruning. The play will run November 16 – 19 at the Forest Roberts Theatre; tickets are on sale now at, (906) 227-1032, and at any NMU ticketing outlet.

About Shrek: In a far away swamp, ogre Shrek’s peace and quiet was shattered by an invasion of fairy tale characters. After finding out that they were banished from their kingdom by the evil Lord Farquaad, Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, and he’s handed a task – if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted.… Read the rest

Bards and Brews Reading Event November 16th at Northern Michigan University

November 15, 2017

Marquette, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University English department will host “An Unquieting: power, violence and narratives that refuse to stay silent” from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. This free event is part of the Bards & Brews creative reading series held the third Thursday of each month.

November’s reading will feature two writers. NMU assistant professor of English Rachel May will read selections from her creative non-fiction book An American Quilt: Unfolding a Story of Family and Slavery. Mays’ creative work has been published in many literary journals including Michigan Quarterly Review, Indiana Review and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Washington-based poet Caitlin Scarano will read from her collection of poems, Do Not Bring Him Water, which was released in Fall 2017. Scarano is a current doctoral candidate in English/Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.… Read the rest

Water Quality at Mining Facility Addressed Wednesday November 15th

November 14, 2017

Marquette, Michigan – A free presentation on the evolution of water quality at the Humboldt Tailings Disposal Facility (HTDF) will take place Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Northern Michigan University. It is scheduled from 1-5 p.m. in the Huron Room of the University Center. The event is sponsored by Eagle Mine and hosted by NMU’s Chemistry Department.

Devin Castendyk holds a doctorate in environmental science and is a pit-like specialist from Denver, Colo., who works as a consultant for Hatch Associates. He will address the physical and chemical processes currently used at the HTDF, the current monitoring approach used by Eagle Mine and the science behind how the facility will be closed without the need for long-term maintenance.

Castendyk’s talk is titled “The Continuing Evolution of the Humboldt Pit: from open pit mine to flooded pit to tailings disposal facility to integrated watershed.” Continuing education credits are available for professional licensing.… Read the rest

Beaumier Center Hosts Cold War Film Fest

November 13, 2017

MARQUETTE – The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University will host two double-feature film showings about the Cold War during the month of November. The showings are held in conjunction with the Beaumier Center’s “Cold War in the U.P.” exhibition. They will begin at 7 p.m. on their respective dates and are free to attend. A discussion with Daniel Truckey will follow each film.

On Tuesday, Nov. 14, two documentary films, The Atomic Café and Radio Bikini will be offered. On Tuesday, Nov. 28, two classic science fiction Cold War allegories, The Thing from Another World and The Day the Earth Stood Still, will be offered.

The Beaumier Center is located in Gries Hall. For more information, contact the Beaumier Center at 227-3212 or… Read the rest

‘Wind River’ Screening at NMU – November 11th

November 10, 2017

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University’s Campus Cinema will present a screening of Wind River in partnership with the Center for Native American Studies. The film will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. Attendance is free for NMU students and $1 for the public.

In the film, a veteran tracker with the Fish and Wildlife Service helps to investigate the murder of a young Native American woman. The case is used as a means of redemption for an earlier act of irresponsibility, which ended in tragedy.

The film stars Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Julia Jones and more. Running 1 hour and 51 minutes, it is rated R.… Read the rest

Loftus to Speak at NMU Veterans Day Ceremony November 11th

November 10, 2017

Marquette, Michigan – Navy veteran and Northern Michigan University student Connor Loftus will give a brief presentation at a ceremony honoring veterans at noon Saturday, Nov. 11, before the NMU home football game. NMU will recognize veterans at all of its home athletic events on Veterans Day. The kick-off ceremony will be held near the flagpole outside the Superior Dome’s main entrance, weather permitting, or inside. It will feature the presentation of colors by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Color Guard, the NMU marching band and recognition of NMU veteran students’ accomplishments.

Loftus is a Plainwell native who joined the Naval Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill., in July 2011. After completing boot camp, he transferred to Naval Air Station Pensacola for aviation professional apprenticeship career track training before joining the fleet.

Loftus received orders to join Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One One Three (VAW-113), where he worked in the line division.… Read the rest

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