Calendar – Youth – Story and Craft Hour – May 19

April 16, 2017

Marquette – Story and Craft Hour for ages 4 through 8 will be held on Friday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Enjoy stories, songs, and crafts. 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 – Education – Growing Diversity Gardening Presentation – Apr. 19

April 16, 2017

Escanaba – Growing Diversity, a gardening presentation by Sue Robishaw, will be offered on Wednesday, April 19 at 6 p.m. at the Escanaba Public Library, 400 Ludington Street, Escanaba.

Incorporate more diversity into your growing areas, whether lawn, field, garden or orchard. Have fun weaving layers together, expanding the edges, for healthier, happier spaces. Sue will discuss and offer ideas and tips for getting your creation going and keep it growing—providing food, shelter and pleasure for yourself, family ,friends and nature.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Escanaba Public Library at 906-789-7323 or visit www.escanabalibrary.org.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Junior Teen Advisory Board Meeting – Apr. 19

April 16, 2017

Marquette – The Junior Teen Advisory Board will meet on Wednesday, April 19 from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

All students in grades 5 to 8 are welcome. Plan events for people your age, play games, talk about books, and get volunteer experience.

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

Calendar – Youth – “Faeries of the Night: Good and Evil” with Author Deborah Choszczyk at the Carnegie Library – Apr. 19

April 16, 2017

Ishpeming – Children of all ages are invited for a fun and fantastical evening with local author Deborah Choszczyk reading of her book “Faeries of the Night: Good and Evil” on Wednesday, April 19 at 6 p.m. at the Carnegie Public Library in Ishpeming.

There will be fun props and activities as well as special fairy treats. Deborah will also make herself available after the event to sign copies of her book.… Read the rest

Calendar – Health – Blood Drive in Gwinn – Apr. 19

April 16, 2017

Gwinn – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive with the bloodmobile on Wednesday, April 19 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Envoy Air at K.I. Sawyer in Gwinn.

No appointment is necessary. … Read the rest

Calendar – Music – Weeknight Concert with Brian Keith Wallen – Apr. 19

April 16, 2017

Marquette – Enjoy a weeknight concert with Brian Keith Wallen on Wednesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Blending blues-influenced acoustic music with storytelling and lightning licks on the guitar, this singer-songwriter placed second in the 2015 International Blues Challenge. He has released multiple albums, performed in 26 states, and will be touring Europe in Spring 2017.

There is no admission charge to the attend the concert thanks to sponsorship by the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.… Read the rest

Calendar – Music – Bothwell Middle School Percussion Ensemble Concert – Apr. 19

April 16, 2017

Marquette – The Bothwell Middle School Percussion Ensemble will present a concert on Wednesday April 19 at 7 p.m. at Kaufman Auditorium in Marquette.

The ensemble consists of eight dedicated middle school percussionists who will be performing on a stage filled with an array of instruments: marimbas, xylophones, timpani, bongos, triangles, cowbells, congas, timbales, Chinese toms, concert toms and roto-toms. There will even be a water gong and brake drums from a car. The concert will explore the musical sounds of Japanese Taiko drumming, Latin American pop, improvisation and the ever popular Khachaturian’s Russian Sabre Dance.

This is a family friendly concert suitable for all ages. Admission is $7 per person, $15 per family and Senior Citizens are free. The percussion ensemble is under the direction of Carrie Biolo and Emily Morgan-Booth. For more information call 361-4082. … Read the rest