NMU Screens Royal Opera’s ‘La Traviata’ – Sunday, Feb. 12

February 11, 2017

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University will present a screening of the Royal Opera’s production of Verdi’s most famous opera, La Traviata. The event will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. Admission is free for NMU students with ID, $15 for adults and $5 for students under 18.

This classic production conveys the indulgent social whirl of 19th-century Paris. Beneath the surface glamour of Violetta’s Parisian life run darker undercurrents: her doomed love for Alfredo and the tensions the lovers encounter when they break society’s conventions.

La Traviata is inspired by Alexandre Dumas Fils’s play, La Dame aux camellias, based on the true story of the courtesan Marie Duplessis. Its combination of drama, emotion and melody has made it an enduringly popular opera.

The NMU Siril Endowment for the Music Arts is sponsoring this presentation.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – 2’s and 3’s Story Time – Feb. 14, 16

February 11, 2017

Marquette – 2’s and 3’s Story Time will be offered on Tuesday, February 14 and Thursday, February 16 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Children ages 2 and 3 will enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and activities. The event is free. 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 – LEGO Club Meeting – Feb. 14

February 11, 2017

Marquette – LEGO Club will meet on Tuesday, February 14 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

LEGO Club is for ages 5 and up. Listen to stories and work with others to build Lego projects. LEGOs are provided and the event is free.

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

Calendar – Education – Michigan State University Cow-calf Management Seminars – Feb. 14, 28

February 11, 2017

Escanaba – The Michigan State University Beef Team will be conduct a two session Cow-calf Management Seminar on Tuesday, February 14 and Tuesday, February 28 at Bay College in Escanaba. Each session will start with sign-in at 6:30 p.m. with the programs starting at 7 p.m. and ending at 9:15 p.m.

During the first session, guest speaker, Brenda Boetel, Professor and Department Chair of Ag Economics, University of Wisconsin Riverfalls will be present by webinar to discuss “Riding through the Ups and Downs of the Beef Industry.” Beef cattle prices have seen a great rise and fall over the past few years. She will discuss the factors creating the price changes and offer suggestions to ride out the pricing challenges while maintaining a plan for the future. Two other presentations will cover approaches to “Improve Profits by Increasing Revenue” and “Improve Profits by Decreasing Cost of Production.”

In the second session topics will include: Beef Cattle Selection-Select Bulls and Keep Heifers to Increase Income/Decrease Cost of Production, Culling Beef Cows-How and when should you make that decision, Calf Shelter and Care, Impacts of the MAEAP Program on Michigan Beef Farms.… Read the rest

Calendar – Seniors – Matter of Balance Class Begins in Caspian – Feb. 14

February 11, 2017

Caspian – UPCAP will be offer an 8 week Matter of Balance class on Tuesdays, beginning on February 14 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room at Spring Valley Apartments in Caspian.

A Matter of Balance is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.

There is no cost to attend. Program includes refreshment and program materials. Please call UPCAP at 1-800-338-7227 or dial 2-1-1 to register. For more information, please visit www.upcap.org… Read the rest

Calendar – Health – NAMI to Offer “Family to Family” Education Course – Feb. 14 – May 2

February 11, 2017

Marquette – National Alliance on Mental Illness Alger/Marquette (NAMI) will offer a 12 week “Family to Family” education course every Tuesday, beginning on February 14 and running through May 2, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 129 W. Baraga Avenue in Marquette.

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. The course is free to the public. It is designed specifically for parents, siblings, spouses, teenage and adult children, significant others and friends of people with a mental illness.

Register for the classes by February 13. For further information or to register, call Louise Wilcox at 235-0231, Cindy Bertucci at 360-7107, or Niki Richardson at 458-1547. … Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Houghton Rotary Valentine’s Day Gala Fundraiser – Feb. 14

February 11, 2017

Houghton – Houghton Rotary Valentine’s Day Gala Fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, February 14 from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Bon Fire Grill in the Magnuson Hotel, 820 Shelden Avenue in Houghton.

Tickets are $40. Singles Time to Mingle with special drink prices will be at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. A silent auction will run throughout the event and there will be dancing with music provided by the Garden City Hot Club.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Rotary Club of Houghton. For more information, call 906-482-0530.… Read the rest