Calendar – Dance – NCLL Contra Dancing Class Registration Deadline – Mar. 23

March 20, 2017

Marquette – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a contra dancing class on Tuesday, March 28 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Dance Zone in Marquette.

Contra dancing has its origins in English, Irish and French country dancing and has evolved into its own form of American folk dance. Dance Zone owner and instructor Marge Sklar will lead the workshop.

No experience is required. The cost is $3 for NCLL members and $8 for non-members. Register by Thursday, March 23 by calling 227-2979. For more information, contact Marge Forslin at 869-4791. … Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Pearl Restringing Class to Benefit Women’s Center – Mar. 23

March 20, 2017

Marquette – A Pearl Restringing Class, to benefit The Women’s Center, will be offered on Thursday, March 23 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Wattsson and Wattson Jewelers, 118 W. Washington Street in downtown Marquette.

The class, instructed by Chris Wattsson, will teach both knotted and unknotted stringing styles. Participants will receive equipment that can be taken home, including stringing trays, string for 18″ pearl strands, clasps and plastic pearl beads to practice with.

All proceeds will be donated to the Women’s Center, who supports victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Marquette and Alger Counties.

Registration is $50. Class size is limited to 12 people, and will be repeated in the future based on demand. Registration is available on Eventbrite and in store at Wattsson and Wattsson Jewelers. For more information call Chris Wattsson at 228-5775 or go to store@wandwjewelers.com… Read the rest

Calendar – Theater – Vertigo Theater to Present “An Evening in the Park” – Mar. 23-25

March 20, 2017

Marquette – Vertigo Theatre will present “An Evening in the Park” on Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m., Friday, March 24 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 25 at 2 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

The first one-act play, “The Zoo Story” by Edward Albee, is set on a park bench in New York City’s Central Park. It opens as Jerry, a man in his thirties, says to Peter, a slightly older man reading a book, “I’ve been to the zoo.” “Grannies” by Jean McConnell, the second one-act play, part of her fourth Deckchairs series of plays, is set at the seaside. It features two grandmothers, Jenny, reluctantly looking after her teenage daughter’s child, and Barbara, desperately in love with her grandchild.

Tickets are $10 and on sale at the circulation desk at the library, or by phone with a credit card at 228-9510.… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – UPAWS New Animal Shelter Presentation – Mar. 23

March 20, 2017

Marquette – The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter will give a presentation on the proposed new animal shelter on Thursday, March 23 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Ray Leverton Community Room of the Carnegie Library, 317 N. Main Street in Ishpeming.

There will be a question and answer session following the presentation. Refreshments will be served. RSVP’s are requested. Please call 475-6661 or email ktossova@upaws.org.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Youth Money Management Program – Mar. 23

March 20, 2017

Marquette – The Marquette Regional History Center will offer a Youth Money Management program on
Thursday, March 23 at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the History Center, 145 W. Spring Street in Marquette.

This daytime program is perfect for home school families. Teaching young people to plan for their future and to learn about philanthropy is how we ensure our legacy as a community. This program helps parents learn how to talk to their kids about influences and choices about money, as well as responsible money habits.

Presented by Thrivent Financial, the “Piggy Bank” program for ages 6 to 11 is at 10 a.m., and “Cash Cache” for ages 11 to 16 is at 11 a.m.

To participate there is a suggested donation of $2 for students and $5 for adults, which includes a visit to the museum galleries. Call the History Center at 226-3571 to sign up ahead of time.… Read the rest

Calendar – Health – “Millions of Lives Saved: The Incredible Impact of Immunizations” Lecture – Mar. 23

March 20, 2017

Marquette – The Your Health Lecture Series will present “Millions of Lives Saved: The Incredible Impact of Immunizations” with Dr. B. Keith English on Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall on the campus of Northern Michigan University.

Vaccines are among the most effective ways to prevent serious disease at any age. There are a growing number of misperceptions about immunizations that have sparked a national debate about public health. Join Dr. Keith English at this lecture to learn the facts about vaccines and the importance of immunizations.

Your Health Lecture Series is a collaborative community event sponsored by Northern Michigan University, UP Health System – Marquette and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

The event is free and open to the community. RSVP is requested to humanmedicine.msu.edu/yourhealthlectures.htm or by calling 616-234-2667.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Dog Night at the Library – Mar. 23

March 20, 2017

Marquette – Dog Night will be offered on Thursday, March 23 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 – Education – “The Skeleton in Our Closet: The KKK in Michigan” Program – Mar. 23

March 20, 2017

Marquette – Northern Michigan University has scheduled a semester-long series of presentations, film screenings, reading groups and creative responses to Claudia Rankine’s “Citizen: An American Lyric”, this year’s Diversity Common Reader Program selection. The book recounts mounting racial aggression in ongoing encounters in 21st century daily life and in the media.

A program titled “The Skeleton in Our Closet: The KKK in Michigan” will be held Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in NMU’s Olson Library. Presenters are Marcus Robyns, NMU archivist; Frank Boyles, director of Clarke Historical Library; and Jessica Holman, director of the Negaunee Public Library. The public is welcome to attend. … Read the rest

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