Calendar – Community – Al Roker to Broadcast Live on the Today Show from the Superior Dome – Mar. 28

March 25, 2017

Marquette – Al Roker will broadcast live from the Superior Dome at Northern Michigan University during NBC’s Today show on Tuesday, March 28.

There will be an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest game of freeze tag. Community members are encouraged to support this rare opportunity to showcase Marquette and NMU before a national audience. They are invited to fill the Superior Dome as spectators for Tuesday’s broadcast and greet Roker at Sawyer International Airport on Monday, March 27.

Spectators must arrive at the Superior Dome by 6 a.m. Tuesday and plan to stay through 8:45 a.m., when the Today show segment ends. Green and gold apparel is encouraged. There will be refreshments and donut holes, poster-making stations, giveaways and an opportunity to appear on national television. Advance registration is requested at nmu.edu/mc/world-record.

Roker is visiting five universities across the country attempting to set different world records as part of the week-long “Rokerthon 3” series on the Today show.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Reading Group Discussion on “Citizen: An American Lyric” – Mar. 28

March 25, 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.

NMU Professor Terry Delpier will host a reading group to discuss chapter seven of “Citizen: An American Lyric” on Tuesday, March 28 from noon to 1 p.m. in room 106 of the Learning Resources Center. The event is free and open to the public. … Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – LEGO Club Meeting – Mar. 28

March 25, 2017

Marquette – LEGO Club will meet on Tuesday, March 28 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

LEGO Club is for ages 5 and up. Listen to stories and work with others to build Lego projects. LEGOs are provided and 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 – Youth – 2’s and 3’s Story Time – Mar. 28, 30

March 25, 2017

Marquette – 2’s and 3’s Story Time will be offered on Tuesday, March 28 and Thursday, March 30 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Children ages 2 and 3 will enjoy stories, finger plays, songs and activities. 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 – Art – James Leonard: The Tent of Casually Observed Phenologies – Mar. 28-30

March 25, 2017

Marquette – As part of the exhibition, “Surviving the Anthropocene”, Brooklyn-based artist James Leonard will set up an installation on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29 from 2 to 5 p.m. each day, and on Thursday, March 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Devos Art Museum on the campus of Northern Michigan University.

Visitors are invited to come into “The Tent of Casually Observed Phenologies” with artist James Leonard for climate change-related Tarot card readings to discuss their fears and anxieties.

For more information, go to www.nmu.edu/devos.… Read the rest

Calendar – Music – Bluesday Tuesday Concert with “Flat Broke Blues Band” – Mar. 28

March 25, 2017

Marquette – The Bluesday Tuesday series will feature a concert with “Flat Broke Blues Band” on Tuesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Library.

Marquette based Flat Broke Blues Band has been playing clubs, festivals and concerts around the Upper Great Lakes region since 1994. The band currently features original members guitarist/vocalist Walt Lindala and bassist/vocalist Mark Johnson, along with guitarist/vocalist Mike Letts, drummer Jim Cohen and lead vocalist/harmonica player Lorrie Hayes.

Flat Broke Blues Band takes the influences of blues, rock, soul and R&B and creates a stage show filled with an entertaining and danceable mix of classics along with a variety of original songs that showcase the talents of all of the band members.

There is no admission charge to attend this event which is co-sponsored by the Marquette Area Blues Society and the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library.… Read the rest