National Alliance on Mental Illness Support Group

January 14, 2019

Marquette, MI – The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette offers free, confidential peer support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness.

Support groups will gather Monday, January 14 and Thursday, January 17 at 7:00pm in the Baraga Place Conference Room, 129 West Baraga Avenue, Marquette. For more information call 906-360-7107, or visit www.namiam.org.

In case of bad weather, if NMU cancels evening classes, the NAMI meeting will also be cancelled.… Read the rest

National Alliance on Mental Illness Course Starts February

January 14, 2019

Marquette, MI – Family members of individuals diagnosed with a mental illness may greatly benefit from a 12-week “Family to Family” education course to be offered by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness Alger/Marquette).
The 12-week series of classes is free and confidential. Classes will be held Tuesdays, February 12 through April 30, 2019, from 6 pm to 8:30 pm at 129 W. Baraga Avenue, Marquette, Michigan.
The course will cover a broad range of topics, including information about Schizophrenia, Mood Disorders (Bipolar Disorder and Major Depression), Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and PTSD.
This will be the 14th time this class has been offered in our area and is presented by trained educators. To date more than 250,000 family members in 48 states across the country have completed the course.
The course is designed specifically for parents, siblings, spouses, teenage and adult children, significant others and friends of people with a mental illness.… Read the rest

Heikki Lunta-Negaunee VFW Open House

January 14, 2019

Negaunee, MI – In observance of Heikki Lunta 2019, the Negaunee VFW 3165 will be hosting an Open House on Friday, January 18 and Saturday, January 19. The public is invited.
On Friday, there will be Country Line Dancing and Lessons from 3-5pm, please use upstairs ramp entrance. Also there will be Video Jukebox at the downstairs canteen from 6pm-midnight.
On Saturday, the canteen will be open at 1pm for snowmobilers and public. There will also be a Homemade Chili Dinner for the public upstairs from 4:30-7:00pm. Dinner will include homemade meat chili, salad, cheese sticks, crackers, dessert and beverage for $10, children under age 12, only $5.
Video Jukebox at canteen from 6pm-midnight. If you enjoy music from the 1950’s up through the 1980’s, this will be very entertaining and fun place to be.… Read the rest

Pain Management Workshop

January 10, 2019

Newberry, MIJanuary 10, 2019 –  Do you live with pain that has lasted longer than 3-6 months? The Chronic Pain Self-Management program is a six week program that teaches practical skills for living with (or caring for someone with) any type of health condition that causes chronic pain, such as Fibromyalgia, back problems, arthritis, lupus.

The program focuses on self-care, learning new strategies for managing pain, and gentle exercises to help manage pain.

The group meets for 2 1/2 hours once a week. The program will be held in at the Chippewa-Luce-Mackinac Community Action Agency in Newberry on Wednesdays, starting January 23rd from 1:00 pm until 3:30 pm.  There is no cost to attend.  Registration is required, as space is limited.  Register by calling 1-800-338-7227, dial 2-1-1 or register online at www.upcap.org/events.… Read the rest

Medicare 101 at Westwood Mall with UPHP

January 9, 2019

Marquette, MI – Upper Peninsula Health Plan will be holding free informational sessions about Medicare at the Westwood Mall. The poster with dates and times is pictured below.

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Preschool Storytime at Peter White Public Library

January 8, 2019

Marquette, MIJanuary 8, 2019 – Preschool Storytime is on Fridays in January, on the 11th, 18th, 25th, from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm in the Peter White Public Library Great Room. Join us for books, songs, crafts and more, for preschool aged children. Free. For more information call 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

LEGO Crew at Peter White Public Library

January 7, 2019

Marquette, MIJanuary 7, 2019 – LEGO Crew is on Fridays in January, on the 11th, 18th, 25th, from 4:30 pm-5:30 pm. Peter White Public Library Great Room (formerly Youth Atrium). Meet other LEGO enthusiasts and build LEGO projects. Family friendly.  Free. LEGOs provided. For more information call 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info, or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Preschool Storytime at Peter White Public Library

January 7, 2019

Marquette, MIJanuary 7, 2019 – Preschool Storytime is on Thursdays in January, on the 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, from 11:00 am-11:30 am in the Peter White Public Library Youth Atrium. Explore stories, fingerplays, songs and crafts. For 3 and 4 year olds, with a loving adult. For more information call 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info or the Peter White Public Library Youth Services page on Facebook.… Read the rest

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