Calendar – Community – Public Forum on Travel Ban – Feb. 9 – POSTPONED

February 6, 2017

Marquette – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. IT WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE. Northern Michigan University will hold a public forum on the U.S. president’s executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, currently blocked by a federal judge, on Thursday, February 9 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall on the NMU campus.

The forum will address the role of the university in the current political situation, how the university can best protect its students and faculty, and how to most effectively respond to the order as individuals and a university.

Some of the panelists scheduled to participate are: professors Jonathan Allen and Steve Nelson from Political Science; and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Jessica Cruz.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Dog Night at the Library – Feb. 9

February 6, 2017

Marquette – Dog Night will be offered on Thursday, February 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Children’s Room of the Peter White Public Library.

All children are invited to come and read to a dog. Increase your reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a friendly, calm dog. The event is free and no registration is required.

For more information, call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Second Thursday Creativity Series “Pirates and Princesses” at U.P. Children’s Museum – Feb. 9

February 6, 2017

Marquette – The Second Thursday Creativity Series “Princess and Pirates” will be held on Thursday, February 9 from 5:30 p.m.to 7:30 p.m. at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum in Marquette.

Come in for an evening full of “Princess and Pirate” fun! There will be hands-on activities, creative snacks, live music and more! Costumes are encouraged!

The event is free with admission to the museum. For more information, call 226- 3911 or visit www.upchildrensmuseum.org.… Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Family Game Night at Marquette Hope Connection Center – Feb. 9

February 6, 2017

Marquette – A Family Game Night will be held on Thursday, February 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Marquette Hope Connection Center, 927 W. Fair Avenue in Marquette.

Feel free to drop in and find a game to join. There will be board games, cribbage, and perhaps a cut-throat Monopoly game! This is an event for all ages. Snacks will be provided. … Read the rest

Calendar – Blood Drive in Negaunee – Feb. 9

February 6, 2017

Negaunee – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a bloodmobile blood drive on Thursday, February 9 from 3 to 6 p.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Negaunee.

For an appointment, call Dave Guenther at 475-4018.… Read the rest

Calendar – Health – Health Lecture “Making a Difference: The Pursuit of Health and Well-Being in Your Community” – Feb. 9

February 6, 2017

Marquette – A Your Health lecture titled “Making a Difference: The Pursuit of Health and Well-Being in Your Community” with Joan Ilardo of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, will be presented on Thursday, February 9 at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall at Northern Michigan University.

There is a link between where one lives and the health of one’s community. Access to health care does not necessarily lead to a healthy population. Ilardo will address how to identify community needs and promote civic engagement as way to improve a community’s health and well-being. She is director of research initiatives and principal investigator/executive director of the Partners in Aging strategies and training.

Your Health is a collaboration of NMU, UP Health System-Marquette and MSU College of Human Medicine. The lecture is free and open to the public.… Read the rest

Calendar – Elder Care – Creating Confident Caregivers Workshop Begins in Escanaba – Feb. 9

February 6, 2017

Escanaba – A “Creating Confident Caregivers” workshop will start on Thursday, February 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Escanaba.

Creating Confident Caregivers is a program in select regions of Michigan, for family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss. Creating Confident Caregivers is a six-session workshop led by trained dementia care specialists. This university tested program provides participants with information, skills and attitudes to manage stress and increase their effectiveness as a Caregiver.

This is a six week workshop which meets once each week on Thursdays. If you are interested in participating in this workshop, contact UPCAP at 1-800-338-7227, dial 2-1-1 or visit www.upcap.org .… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – MAPS Makerspace Open House – Feb. 9

February 6, 2017

Marquette – An Open House will be held at the new MAPS Makerspace on Thursday, February 9 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in rooms 257/258 at Marquette Senior High School, 1203. W.Fair Avenue in Marquette.

Hear about their #solar@MAPS project and how you can get involved! You will also get a chance to play with some of the technology within the MAPS Makerspace. Come down and enjoy a night filled with 3d printers, circuitry, coding, alternative energy, and much more!

A short talk will be given at 7 p.m. updating the public on the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest and how the public can help MAPS win the national title! … Read the rest

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