Calendar – Youth – Dog Night at the Library – Feb. 16

February 13, 2017

Marquette – Dog Night will be offered on Thursday, February 16 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 – Health – Blood Drive in Crystal Falls – Feb. 16

February 13, 2017

Crystal Falls – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive on Thursday, February 16 from 1 to 5:15 p.m. CST at Crystal Falls United Lutheran Church in Crystal Falls.

For an appointment, call Pearl Ross at 875-3197 or Pat Kosiba at 875-3187.… Read the rest

Calendar – Music – Yooper Uke Week 2 “Strum and Sing” – Feb. 16

February 13, 2017

Marquette – Warm up in the middle of an Upper Peninsula winter with the pleasant sounds of the ukulele! Yooper Uke Week 2, February 14 through 18, sponsored by Hiawatha Music Co-op and presented by “Michigan’s Ukulele Ambassador” Ben Hassenger.

Ukelele Strum and Sing will be held on Thursday, February 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 201 E. Ridge Street in Marquette.

A ukulele group strum and sing is always a fun time! Enjoy the most social of instruments; sing, play, and meet new friends from the Yooper Uke Club. The event will be co-led by Jeff Krebs of Jim’s Music and Ben Hassenger. The event is free. … Read the rest

Calendar – Education – NCLL Program “Aging in Place” – Registration Deadline – Feb. 16

February 13, 2017

Marquette – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a program titled “Aging in Place” on Tuesday, February 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Jacalyn Martin, president of Barrier Free Store, will present about how to overcome barriers to staying in one’s home as they age.

Attendance is $3 for NCLL members and $8 for non-members. Register by Thursday, February 16 by calling 227-2979. Contact Caroline Jordan at 228-9953 or asheanna4@yahoo.com for more information.… Read the rest

Calendar – Groups – NAMI Support Group Meeting – Feb. 16

February 13, 2017

Marquette – The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette support group will meet on Thursday, February 16 at 7 p.m. in the Baraga Place Conference Room, 129 West Baraga Avenue, Marquette.

Barb Knox, yoga instructor and Northern Michigan University faculty member, will discuss and demonstrate yoga as a tool for improving mental health.

NAMI offers confidential support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness. For more information call 360-7107, or visit www.namiam.org. … Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Stop the Traffick Jam Talent Show in Manistique – Feb. 16

February 13, 2017

Manistique – The Stop the Traffick Jam Talent Show will be held on Thursday, February 16 at 7 p.m. in the Manistique High School Auditorium in Manistique.

MHS Careers and Education class is putting on this talent show to raise awareness and donations for Human Trafficking. For more information, call Mrs. Christi Ryan at 906-286-3521 or email christilryan@gmail.com.… Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – Bay College Film Series to Present “La La Land” – Feb. 16

February 13, 2017

Escanaba – The Bay College Film Series will present “La La Land” on Thursday, February 16 at 7 p.m. in the Besse Theater at Bay College in Escanaba.

Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.

The film, released in 2016, stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Tickets are $5 and are available at the box office. Students with valid ID can get a reduced admission charge of $2.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – STEAM Program at Peter White Public Library – Feb. 16

February 13, 2017

Marquette – STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Program will be offered on Thursday, February 16 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room or the Marquette Arts and Culture Center on the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.

STEAM for grades K through 5. Kids will be grouped according to grade level. 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

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