Calendar – Sports – WinterFest Open Skate at Lakeview Arena – Feb. 22

February 19, 2017

Marquette – Northern Michigan University’s annual WinterFest Open Skate for NMU and community members will be held on Wednesday, February 22 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Lakeview Arena in Marquette.

Skating is free. Rentals are $3, while supplies last. Concessions will be available and Double Trouble DJs will provide music. Skaters will also have the opportunity to have their picture taken with Wildcat Willy and meet NMU athletes who will be in attendance. … Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – “The Scribblers” Teen Creative Writing Club Meeting – Feb. 22

February 19, 2017

Marquette – “The Scribblers” Teen Creative Writing Club will meet on Wednesday, February 22 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Students in grades 6 to 12 are invited to expand their creative storytelling skills with fun writing prompts and unlimited encouragement.

The event is free of charge. For more information, call 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info, or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Art – Outside the Lines Adult Coloring Club in Ishpeming – Feb. 22

February 19, 2017

Ishpeming – Outside the Lines Adult Coloring Club will meet on Wednesday, February 22 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library in Ishpeming.

Join in for this relaxing program and color away your stress! The library will provide materials for those who do not have a coloring book or coloring utensils. If you have your own materials though, do feel free to bring them!… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Book Babies – Feb. 22

February 19, 2017

Marquette – Book Babies, for ages 0 to 24 months, will be offered on Wednesday, February 22 from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and finger plays, then stay for a playtime afterwards. The events are 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 – Marquette Regional History Center to Present “The Great War” – Feb. 22

February 19, 2017

Marquette – The Marquette Regional History Center will present “The Great War” with military historian John Moschetti, on Wednesday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Center on W. Spring Street in Marquette.

The most important event of the 20th Century, World War I. The outcomes of The Great War set the stage for the rise of the communist and fascist dictators, World War II, The Cold War and the current chaos in the Middle East and Balkans. It also had a major impact on the members of this community as it was the first time large numbers
of young men would leave this area to take part in a war. Attendees will have a better understanding of the war, its legacy and impact on the community and the world.

There is $5 suggested donation for the event. For more information, call 226-3571 or visit marquettehistory.org.… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Harvey Girl Scout Cadette Troop 5101 – Feb. 22

February 19, 2017

Marquette – A Dinner Fundraiser for Harvey Girl Scout Troop 5101 will be held on Wednesday, February 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 44, 700 W. Bluff Street, Marquette.

The dinner will include spaghetti, meatballs, salad, dessert, and a drink. Dine in or take out. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for adults, or $20 per family.

The fundraiser, organized by the parents of the girls, will help the Cadettes attend an educational trip to New York City during July 2017.… Read the rest

Calendar – Theater – Westwood Shakespeare Young Company to Present “The Tempest” – Feb. 22, 23

February 19, 2017

Ishpeming -The Westwood Shakespeare Young Company will present “The Tempest” on Wednesday, February 22 at 7 p.m. and Thursday, February 23 at 11 a.m. at the all-new Patriot Performing Arts Theatre at Westwood High School.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students, and $5 per ticket for groups of five or more. Children under 10 will be admitted free. Tickets are available at the theater 45 minutes before showtime. For further information, call 485-1023 or email vanenkevortj@nice.k12.mi.us

Additional performances will be offered on March 1 and March 8 at 7 p.m.… Read the rest

Calendar – Theater – “Building Madness” Presented at Forest Roberts Theatre – Feb. 22-25

February 19, 2017

Marquette – The U.S. premiere of “Building Madness” by Kate Danley, winner of the Panowski Playwriting Competition, will be offered on Wednesday, February 22 through Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. with a 1 p.m. matinee performance on Saturday at the Forest Roberts Theatre at Northern Michigan University.

The slapstick comedy is about an architecture firm that is struggling to stay afloat in the business world of 1930. President Max and Chief Designer Paul only have a week to pay the bank $7,000 and, with the help of their not-so-bright secretary Trixie, they get tangled up in a mob deal while thinking it will solve all their problems.

Tickets are $15 for the public, $10 for students and $5 for NMU students. Tickets are available online at tickets.nmu.edu or at any NMU EZ Ticket outlet. For more information on the event, contact the Forest Roberts Theatre Box Office at (906) 227-2082 or via email at frtbox@gmail.com.… Read the rest

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