Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Rotaract Food Drive – Mar. 13-24

March 10, 2017

Marquette – Northern Michigan University Rotaract will be hosting a community wide food drive from Monday, March 13 through Friday, March 24 with drop-off sites at Econo Foods and the NMU library in Marquette.

The food drive is a competition between Marquette High School, NMU, and the community. For more information, contact Katarina Jerman at 608-343-4060 or email kjwisc@gmail.com… Read the rest

21st Annual Art Awards Nominations Are Now Open Until March 17th

March 10, 2017

Nominate Now
The City of Marquette is welcoming citizens to nominate deserving members of the community to be considered for the 21st Annual Arts Awards. These awards are offered to recognize and thank those who have demonstrated artistic excellence and/or have made significant contributions to awareness of arts in our community.

Nomination forms and criteria may be picked-up at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front Street or completed online via the “Nominate” button above.

Nominations will be accepted until Friday, March 17, 2017. The Award recipients will be honored at a public ceremony in May. Please note that nominations for non-residents are welcome as long as the nominee has made contributions to the City of Marquette.

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Grants Available for Michigan’s Specialty Groups

March 10, 2017

Proposals due to MDARD by 3 p.m. on April 6, 2017

Program contact: Heather Throne, 517-712-0841

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development today announced a request for proposals through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program from the United States Department of Agriculture Agriculture Marketing Service. The grant funding is contingent on the availability of funds from USDA.

The program is designed to enhance the competitiveness of Michigan’s specialty crops. Grant proposals must be received by MDARD no later than 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017, by submitting them to MDA-grants@michigan.gov.

The grants, with a maximum award of $100,000, enhance the competitiveness of the state’s specialty crops, including but not limited to the following: promotion; marketing; research; nutrition; trade enhancement; food safety; food security; plant health programs; education; increased knowledge and consumption; increased innovation; improved efficiency and reduced costs of distribution systems; environmental concerns and conservation; product development; good agricultural practices; good handling practices; and good manufacturing practices.… Read the rest

Calendar – Health “Brain in the Game: How Neurocognition Affects ACL Injuries” Presentation – Mar. 13

March 10, 2017

Marquette – Northern Michigan University’s 2017 Exercise Science Seminar Series will feature a guest presentation titled “Brain in the Game: How Neurocognition Affects ACL Injuries” on Monday, March 13 at 6:15 p.m. in room 109 of the Learning Resources Center at NMU.

Mitch Stephenson, an NMU graduate and doctoral candidate at Iowa State University, will give the talk and the public is invited. For more information, contact NMU Health and Human Science Professor Randall Jensen at 227-1184 or rajensen@nmu.edu. … Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Computer Coaching at PWPL – Mar. 13

March 10, 2017

Marquette – Computer Coaching, featuring a workshop on wireless printing, will be offered on Monday, March 13 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Computer Lab at the Peter White Public Library.

Learn how to download the library’s wireless printer app to individual phones, laptop computers, and tablets.
Please bring personal electronic devices with you to the workshop.

For more information, call 226-4312.… Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – “Gallipoli” Film Screening – Mar. 13

March 10, 2017

Marquette – A free screening of “Gallipoli” will be offered on Monday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Released in 1981, this historical drama tells the story of Archy Hamilton, a young Australian sprinter, who signs up for the ANZACS during World War I. Along with fellow sprinter Frank Dunne, he is sent to fight the Turks in the battle of Gallipoli.

The event is part of the “World War I Remembered” film series. Feel free to bring your own dinner and enjoy the movie in a dinner theater setting. There is no admission charge.

“World War I Remembered” is a community commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the U.P.’s involvement in World War I and is made possible in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Book Babies – Mar. 13, 15

March 10, 2017

Marquette – Book Babies, for ages 0 to 24 months, will be offered on Monday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 15 from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. each day 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 – Youth – Harry Potter Fan Club Grades 2 through 5 Meeting – Mar. 13

March 10, 2017

Marquette – The Harry Potter Fan Club will meet on Monday, March 13 from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

All Muggles in grades 2 through 5 are invited to come talk the wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter, get sorted into your houses and do a fun wizard activity.

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