Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – 8th Annual Chocolate Festival Fundraiser for SAIL – Feb. 12

February 9, 2017

Marquette – SAIL Disability Network of the U.P. will host the 8th annual Chocolate Festival fundraiser on Sunday, February 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center at Northern Michigan University.

The annual Chocolate Festival will feature tasty samples of chocolate infused desserts from local restaurants, bakeries, and chocolatiers.

Tickets are $10 per person, free to ages 5 and under. All proceeds of the Chocolate Festival will support the One in Five Annual Appeal that provides health and wellness activities across the U.P for those who are unable to kayak, bike, ski or play hockey in the usual manner.

For more information, contact Sarah Peurakoski, Executive Director, sarahp@upsail.com or call 1-800-379-7245.… Read the rest

Calendar – Dance – Dance at Rock Senior Center – Feb. 12

February 9, 2017

Rock – A dance will be held on Sunday, February 12 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Rock Community-Senior Center, 3892 W. Mapleridge Road in Rock.

Music will be provided by Ron Jay and the Country Strangers. Admission is $5 per person. A free-will donation lunch will be available. All proceeds will benefit the Rock Senior Corporation.

For more information, call Alice at 356-6588. … Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – 31st Annual Valley Sno Drifters Spaghetti Dinner – Feb. 12

February 9, 2017

Lake Linden – The 31st Annual Valley Sno Drifters Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Sunday, February 12 from noon to 6 p.m. at Dreamland Restaurant and Bar, 46960 Bootjack Road in Lake Linden.

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner for $8. Take out will be available. All proceeds will go for maintenance of secondary trails: Dollar Bay, Bootjack, Dreamland and Gary trail when accessible.

For more information, call 906-296-3191.… Read the rest

Calendar – Music – Screening of The Royal Opera’s Production of “Boris Godunov” – Feb. 12

February 9, 2017

Marquette – Northern Michigan University’s Siril Endowment for the Music Arts will offer a screening of the Royal Opera’s production of Mussorgsky’s only completed opera, “Boris Godunov,” on Sunday, February 12 at 5 p.m. in 1100 Jamrich Hall on the NMU campus.

The opera features a towering central character, a tsar whose power and vulnerability combine in one of the greatest bass-baritone roles in the canon. The performance was filmed in London and will be projected in high definition in Jamrich Hall’s state-of-the-art auditorium.

The event is free for NMU students with ID and $15 for adults.… Read the rest

Calendar – Food – Breakfast Buffet at Gwinn VFW – Feb. 12

February 9, 2017

Gwinn – A Breakfast Buffet will be offered on Sunday, February 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at VFW Post 5670 in Gwinn.

The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kids under 10. Breakfast includes pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, potatoes, biscuits and gravy, bacon and sausage. … Read the rest

Behavioral Methods in Law Enforcement Addressed – 2/10/17

February 9, 2017

Marquette, MIFebruary 9, 2017 – Applications of behavioral methods and procedures in law enforcement will be the topic of the next Northern Michigan University psychology colloquium. Topics will include an analysis of physical skills training, maintenance and retention; officer behaviors associated with the unintentional discharge of firearms; and the broader implications of applying scientific methods and procedures in the profession.

John O’Neill, behavioral scientist at the Force Science Institute, will give the talk at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in Jamrich Hall 1322. The public is invited.

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Marquette Symphony Orchestra’s February Concert: Romantic Impressions and Youth Concerto Winner – 02/11/17

February 9, 2017

Marquette, MichiganFebruary 9, 2017 – The Marquette Symphony Orchestra presents Romantic Impressions as well as the winner of its Eighth Youth Concerto winner for its February concert.

This year’s Youth Concerto Contest winner is Timothy Bedard, who is completing his Master’s degree in Horn Performance at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Tim is from Melbourne, Florida, but is no stranger to Marquette, since he played with the Marquette City Band last summer. Following graduation, Tim will be joining the United States Coast Guard Band in New London, Connecticut. Bedard will be performing the Horn Concerto No. 1, which was written by Richard Strauss in 1893 while Strauss was a philosophy student at Munich University.

Romantic Impressions will include the Barber of Seville Overture, by Rossini, which was voted MSO “audience favorite” last spring. It is one of the top ten most-performed operas worldwide and its overture is one of the most recognizable in the repertoire.… Read the rest