Calendar – Health – Superior Dental Day Registration – Feb. 27, 28

February 24, 2017

Marquette – Registration for Superior Dental Day, for Marquette, Alger, and Baraga counties, will be held Monday, February 27 and Tuesday, February 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by calling 227-1628.

The event, to be held on Saturday, April 15 at the West Ishpeming Dental Clinic, will offer free oral health care services for uninsured and under insured adults from both Marquette and Baraga counties. Qualifying adults will receive free cleanings, fillings and extractions, as well as information about community resources, prevention and nutrition.

Adults can qualify to participate if they are at up to 250 percent of the federal poverty line. The mission of Dental Day is to restore dignity through volunteerism and caring by providing oral health services. … Read the rest

Calendar – Health – NAMI Educational Meeting – Feb. 27

February 24, 2017

Marquette – The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette will offer an educational meeting on Monday, February 27 at 7 p.m. in the Baraga Place Conference Room, 129 West Baraga Avenue, Marquette.

Ideas for managing stress will be presented, including the joy of making art; the tranquility of knitting; the Zen of adult coloring books.

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 – Youth – Book Babies – Feb. 27

February 24, 2017

Marquette – Book Babies, for ages 0 to 24 months, will be offered on Monday, February 27 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 – Community – Police-Community Relations Forum – Feb. 27

February 24, 2017

Marquette – A Police-Community Relations Forum will be held on Monday, February 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. in room 122 of the Jacobetti Complex at Northern Michigan University.

The forum is presented by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards. In addition to the forum, a short survey for residents to provide feedback on how to advance police-community relations in their area is available until Monday, March 20, at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ExeDir2016-2.

Gov. Rick Snyder previously issued an executive order that MCOLES undertake a study and produce a public report by May 1 that addresses the topic of fostering public trust in law enforcement. The forum will allow residents to provide input. When completed, the report will offer a set of recommendations to advance the quality of police-community relationships, training and recruitment across the state. The goal is to determine how residents and law enforcement can work together to make local communities safe and secure.… Read the rest

Calendar – Faith – Annual Lenten Breakfast and Musical Program in Escanaba – Breakfast Reservation Deadline – Feb. 27

February 24, 2017

Escanaba – The Annual Lenten Breakfast and Musical Program will be held on Saturday, March 4 beginning at 9:15 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 600 South Lincoln Road in Escanaba.

A free-will offering will be taken at the program, part of which will go toward Walk for Warmth. Space is limited to 200 for breakfast, but unlimited for the program. For reservations, call 906-786-6771 or 906-233-1857 by February 27. Nursery services are available with request. Everyone is welcome.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Chapter Book Club Meeting – Feb. 27

February 24, 2017

Marquette – Chapter Book Club, for ages 8 to 12, will meet on Monday, February 27 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Listen to a chapter a week, illustrate that chapter, and then create your own book of illustrations. This month will feature Adam Gidwitz’s “A Tale Dark and Grimm.”

The event is free. Chapter Book Club meets every Monday. For more information call 226-4320 or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Dance – MSHS Varsity Dance Team “Not Just A Halftime Show” – Feb. 27

February 24, 2017

Marquette – The Marquette Senior High School Varsity Dance Team will present “Not Just A Halftime Show” on Monday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Marquette Senior High School gym.

All of the Basketball Season routines will be performed, as well as additional performances from Dawn Dott Dance, New Attitudes, Studio Dance Arts, Negaunee Dance Team, a special performance from the kids that attend our kids clinic, and more.

Tickets at the door are $10. General admission tickets can be purchased in advance at The Second Skin Shop on Washington Street for $8.… Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – “Capturing Grace” Film Screening – Feb. 27

February 24, 2017

Negaunee – A free screening of “Capturing Grace”, a movie about dancing and Parkinson’s, will be offered on Monday, February 27 at 2 p.m. at the Negaunee Senior Center, 410 Jackson Street in Negaunee.

“Capturing Grace”, an award winning film, showcases the legendary Mark Morris Dance Company and people with Parkinson’s and how they join forces to create a performance of a lifetime.

Information on the local Dancing with Parkinson’s class will be available. All are welcome. For more information about the event, call Ruth Almen at 225-7760.… Read the rest

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