Calendar – Health – Blood Drive in Rock – Feb. 17

February 14, 2017

Rock – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a bloodmobile blood drive on Friday, February 17 from noon to 3 p.m. at Mid-Peninsula High School in Rock.

For an appointment, call Becky Calouette at 906-280-4027.… Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Mother and Son Pajama Party – Feb. 17

February 14, 2017

Negaunee – A Mother and Son Pajama Party will be held on Friday, February 17 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Lakeview Elementary School in Negaunee.

All mothers, grandmothers, stepmothers, sisters, aunts or mother-like figures are invited to join in on a fun night with your young man beginning in the gym with “Minute to Win It” games, concession, and a photo booth! Then settle into watch the movie “Herbie” in the cafeteria. The price $16 per couple. … Read the rest

Calendar – Outdoors – U.P. 200 and Midnight Run Sled Dog Races – Feb. 17-19

February 14, 2017

Marquette/Gwinn – The U.P. 200 will begin with an opening ceremony on Friday, February 17 at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Marquette. The race begins at 7 p.m.

Walt Lindala and Frida Waara will welcome representatives, sponsors and spectators to the race. The Marquette Male Chorus will give a special performance and many businesses will be hosting warm-up parties. The Midnight Run will begin at approximately 8:30 p.m. or about 30 minutes after the last team of the U.P. 200 leaves the chute.

The U.P. 200 Finish will begin around noon on Sunday, February 19 at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette. For complete information on routes, check-points and finish lines, go to www.up200.org.… Read the rest

Calendar – Families – U.P. 200 Family “Warm Up” Party at U.P. Children’s Museum – Feb. 17

February 14, 2017

Marquette – The U.P. 200 Family “Warm Up” Party will be held on Friday, February 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum on W. Baraga Avenue in Marquette.

Come in to get ready for the big start of the U.P. 200. There will be a slice of pizza and a cookie for $1, plus hot chocolate and plenty of sled dog-themed activities.

The event is free with admission or membership to the museum. … Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Story and Craft Hour – Feb. 17

February 14, 2017

Marquette – Story and Craft Hour for ages 4 through 8 will be held on Friday, February 17 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Enjoy stories, songs, and crafts. 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 – Outdoors – SuperTour Nordic Ski Race Series in Ishpeming – Feb. 17-19

February 14, 2017

Ishpeming – The SuperTour Nordic Ski Race Series will be held Friday, February 17 through Sunday, February 19 at Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming.

The SuperTour will be the first national Nordic ski race in Marquette County. It will set the precedent for future events. This event will bring top athletes and coaches to our area and it will put our community on the map as a recognized Nordic ski area.

To learn more about the event, visit the SuperTour Nordic Ski Race page on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Second Annual Learning to Lead Seminar – Feb. 17

February 14, 2017

Marquette Northern Michigan University’s Continuing Education and Workforce Development office will host its second annual Learning to Lead Seminar on Friday, February 17 from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center at NMU.

The focus of this year’s event is motivation in the workplace. Featured presenters are: Kimberly Maki of Bright House Networks; Jeff Olson, Ishpeming High School football coach and teacher; Andy Langlois and David Manson, co-founders of Blackrocks Brewery; Debra Lamere of Goodwill Industries and HR Consulting; and Tori Sager, co-founder of the Fellow Flowers running community.

Registration is $150, which includes lunch. For more information and to register, visit nmu.edu/ce. For more information, contact Director Stephanie Zadroga-Langlois at 227-1683.… Read the rest