Calendar – Outdoors – Free Cost-share Workshop for Landowners – Feb. 3

January 31, 2010

Munising – The Alger Conservation District and the NRCS will offer a free cost-share workshop for landowners, wildlife enthusiasts and farmers on Wednesday, February 3 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Munising Township Hall.

Learn how to improve wildlife habitats, forest stand health and agricultural practices, and get federal cost-share dollars to help.

Reserve your spot by calling 387-2222 or visit www.algercourthouse,com/Conservation.… Read the rest

Calendar – Seniors – Free Tax Help for Seniors – Feb. 3

January 31, 2010

Marquette – AARP volunteer Kathy Lakanen and a team of trained assistants will offer assistance with state and federal income taxes to senior citizens age 60 and older on Wednesday, February 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Marquette Senior Center, 300 W. Spring Street in Marquette.

Items needed at the appointment include: Social Security card; 1099R forms, retirement or annuity; W-2 Forms (work); Unemployment Compensation Statement; SSA-1099, Social Security or Railroad Retirement statement; statements of miscellaneous income; all 1099 forms; statements of interest paid; dividends; stocks information; all forms showing federal income tax withheld (only if itemizing); all receipts or canceled checks; bank information for refund; heating bills; rent payment information; real estate taxes; amount of last year’s rebate; copy of 2008 income taxes.

Appointments are required; call 228-0456. … Read the rest

Calendar – Outdoors – Free Skating – Feb. 3

January 31, 2010

Marquette – The city of Marquette Parks and Recreation Department and the Marquette Downtown Development Authority will offer a series of free ice skating programs on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Marquette Commons ice rink at 112 S. Third Street in downtown Marquette..

Wednesday, February 3 is Couples Date and Skate Night, featuring a live concert by The Derrell Syria Project in the commons building.

Skaters will receive coupons from Aubree’s Pizzeria and Tavern and complimentary Donckers Dollars. Babycakes Muffin Company will sell hot cocoa and baked goods.

The staffed facility has a lighted rink, public restrooms, an indoor warming area with a fireplace, outdoor seating and music. A limited number of rental skates will be available for $3 a pair. For information, call 228-9475 or visit… Read the rest

Calendar – Theater – NCLL Musical Trip Registration Deadline – Feb. 3

January 31, 2010

Marquette – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will travel to see the Tony Award-nominated musical comedy “The Wedding Singer on Wednesday, February 17 at the Rozsa Center in Houghton.

Departures will be at 3 p.m. at the Westwood Mall in Marquette; 3:15 p.m. at the Border Grill in Negaunee; and 3:30 p.m. at Jubilee Foods in Ishpeming. The group will return between midnight and 12:30 a.m.

Dinner will be at participants’ expense at 5:30 p.m. at the Pilgrim River Steakhouse in Houghton.

Cost is $50 for NCLL members, $55 for others. Registration deadline is Wednesday, February 3; call Jim Matteson at 228-4165.… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Forsyth Community Workshop on Five-Year Recreation Plan – Feb. 3

January 31, 2010

Gwinn – Forsyth Township is revising its five-year recreation plan and is seeking public input. A workshop for community members will be held on Wednesday, February 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Gwinn Clubhouse.

For more information, call Bill Sanders at 228-6061.… Read the rest

Calendar – Health – WIC Clinic – Feb. 3

January 31, 2010

Negaunee – The Marquette County Health Department will offer WIC (Women Infants and Children supplemental food program) clinic on Wednesday, February 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the health department, 184 U.S. Highway 41 E. in Negaunee.

For information or an appointment, call 475-7846.… Read the rest


January 29, 2010

KC Zampese and Erycka Oglesby.

KC Zampese and Erycka Oglesby presented the information about a special fund raising musical concert coming this weekend to Negaunee to help the kids in the Negaunee Symphonic Band raise the money needed for their planned trip to New York City this spring. They are presenting a Night of Music on Sunday, January 31 at 6:30 p.m. in the Negaunee High School auditorium. Admission of $5 includes dessert after the concert. There also will be a silent auction.

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Calendar – Education – PEI/Nova Scotia Presentation Registration Deadline – Feb. 2

January 29, 2010

Marquette – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will sponsor a free presentation titled “Wonders of PEI and Nova Scotia” on Tuesday, February 9 at 7 p.m. in Room 101-B of the Superior Dome.

This presentation will explore the Canadian 55-plus summer games, the Festival of Small Halls and the Prince Edward Island economy built around “Anne of Green Gables,” and more.

Registration deadline is Tuesday, February 2. Call Carol Margrif at 249-9975.… Read the rest

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