Michigan Office of Child Support Releases Free Online Child Support Calculator

April 8, 2017

Lansing, MIApril 8, 2017Parents now can calculate child support payments using a new online tool.

 The Office of Child Support within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services developed the public calculator. The calculator, which previously has been used by child support staff, is now available to parents, attorneys, judges, court referees and others.

 “By making this calculator accessible to the public, the Michigan child support program is allowing parents and others to gain a better understanding of how child support is calculated in Michigan,” said Erin Frisch, director of the Office of Child Support. “This will strengthen customer self-service and help us deliver consistent and innovative services so that children can receive the support they need and deserve.”

 Public users will obtain the same results as those obtained by child support staff, as long as they input the same information. People may be interested in using the public calculator if they want to:

  • Calculate a possible monthly support amount without the need to open a child support case or order.
  • Calculate child support prior to requesting a review and modification of a current child support order.
  • Compare results provided to them by child support staff.
  • Agree to a fair support amount with the other parent based on the Michigan Child Support Formula.

Michigan’s child support program partners with Friend of the Court and prosecuting attorney offices to establish, collect and enforce child support obligations. Child support staff calculate support obligations for recommendations to the court and for order entry using the Michigan Child Support Formula that considers parents’ income and other factors.

 Anyone may access the public calculator through the MiChildSupport portal at www.michigan.gov/michildsupport.

Calendar – Education – Intermediate Genealogy Workshop – Apr. 11, 13

April 8, 2017

Marquette – An Intermediate Genealogy Workshop will be offered on Tuesday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library.

This workshop introduces participants to online genealogy databases. The Workshop will be repeated on Thursday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m. Those with an interest in researching their family history are welcome to attend. Computer skills are required.

Space is limited. Registration is required by calling the Reference Desk at 226-4312 or e-mail refdesk@pwpl.info.

Calendar – Youth – 2’s and 3’s Story Time – Apr. 11, 13

April 8, 2017

Marquette – 2’s and 3’s Story Time will be offered on Tuesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 13 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.

Calendar – Youth – LEGO Club Meeting – Apr. 11

April 8, 2017

Marquette – LEGO Club will meet on Tuesday, April 11 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.

Calendar – Health – Diabetes PATH Workshop in Gwinn to Begin – Apr. 11

April 8, 2017

Gwinn – The Diabetes PATH (Personal Action Towards Health) workshop, a six week class, will meet on Tuesdays beginning on April 11 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at KI Sawyer Community Center in Gwinn.

The workshop helps people living with daily challenges of diabetes, learn skills and tools needed to improve their health and manage their symptoms. Subjects covered include: symptoms of diabetes, stress, managing fatigue and emotional problems, exercise, healthy eating, medications, and working with health care providers.

Pre registration is required: family and caregivers are welcome. There is no cost to attend. Please call 1-800-338-7227 or dial 2-1-1 to register. For more information, or to register online visit www.upcap.org.

NMU Presents Royal Ballet’s ‘Frankenstein’ – 4/9/17

April 8, 2017

NMU-FrankensteinMarquette, MIApril 8, 2017 – Northern Michigan University will present a screening of the Royal Ballet adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 9. The production was filmed in London and will be projected in Jamrich Hall’s state-of-the-art auditorium. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for ages 17 and under.

Just before Victor Frankenstein leaves his family and closest friend for a university, his mother dies in childbirth. Distraught, he throws himself into his studies, learning obsessively all that he can from his professor. Fueled by his experiments and in a desperate hope to find a way to bring his mother back, Victor works furiously and eventually succeeds in giving life to a non-living matter. However, horrified by what he has done, Victor abandons his creation. This is a period adaptation of Shelley’s Gothic tale of morality and our craving for love, companionship and understanding.

This event is made possible by the Siril Endowment for the Music Arts through the NMU Foundation.

NMU Percussion Ensemble Performs Sunday – 4/9/17

April 8, 2017

Marquette, MIApril 8, 2017 – The Northern Michigan University Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of James A. Strain, will present its spring chamber music concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9, in Reynolds Recital Hall. There is no admission charge.

The ensemble is composed of students who perform on various drums, vibes, marimbas, xylophones, timpani, hands and even paper bags. The concert features selections by 20th and 21st century North and South American composers, with musical styles ranging from ragtime to samba.