Importance of Vaccinating Children Highlighted During National Infant Immunization Week

April 24, 2017

Lansing, MIApril 24, 2017 – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has joined public health departments nationwide in recognizing National Infant Immunization Week from April 22 – 29. During this week, MDHHS is promoting routine childhood immunizations by encouraging parents of young children to get their little Michiganders vaccinated on time.

“Vaccinations are one of the best public health achievements in history,” says Dr. Eden Wells, chief medical executive with MDHHS. “Children shouldn’t die from diseases like pertussis and influenza in 2017. We have vaccines to protect against these diseases, and we need to make sure infants have all the protection they can get by staying current with the recommended immunizations.”

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance focused on the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrating the achievements of immunization programs.… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – 40th Annual Spring Salad Spree at First United Methodist Church in Marquette – Apr. 27

April 24, 2017

Marquette – The 40th Annual Spring Salad Spree will be held on Thursday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Social Room of the Hope First United Methodist Church, 111 E. Ridge Street in Marquette.

Enjoy an all-you-can-eat salad luncheon with beverages and dessert included for only $10. Tickets will be available at the door. Take outs will be available. Proceeds will go to local community projects. … Read the rest

Calendar – Groups – Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee Meeting – Apr. 27

April 24, 2017

Marquette – The Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee will meet on Thursday, April 27 at noon at the Landmark Inn of Marquette.

Blake Rieboldt, City of Marquette’s Police Chief, will present “Graffiti, Security Cameras and Current Marquette Issues.” Lunch will be available at a cost.… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Hoops For Hospice – April 27

April 24, 2017

Marquette – Hoops for Hospice will be held on Thursday, April 27 beginning at 7 p.m. at Vandament Arena inside the PEIF building on the campus of Northern Michigan University.

Local celebrities will be playing against NMU alumni and current players of NMU’s Men’s and Women’s basketball team. The purpose of the event is to help raise awareness and funds for the U.P. Hospice Foundation. In addition to an exciting basketball game, there will be a special half time show, 50/50, concessions and audience participation opportunities.

Tickets are $11 and are available at any NMU Ticket Outlet or online at tickets.nmu.edu. … Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – STEAM Program at Peter White Public Library – Apr. 27

April 24, 2017

Marquette – STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Program will be offered on Thursday, April 27 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room or the Marquette Arts and Culture Center on the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.

STEAM for grades K through 5. Kids will be grouped according to grade level. 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 – Benefits/Fundraisers – Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2017 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marquette County – Apr. 27-30

April 24, 2017

Marquette/Ishpeming – Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2017 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marquette and Alger Counties will be held Thursday, April 27 through Sunday, April 30 at Superior Entertainment Center in Marquette and River Rock Lanes in Ishpeming.

Form a bowling team with friends, family, co-workers, raise pledges and support local children in Big Brothers Big Sisters. To register your team go to www.bbbsmqt.org. For more information, call Jayne Letts at 475-7801.… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – AAUW Book Sale in Marquette – Apr. 27-29

April 24, 2017

Marquette – The AAUW Book Sale will be held Thursday, April 27 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to noon at First Presbyterian Church on the corner of Bluff and N. Front Streets in Marquette.

Thousands of used books will be for sale. All money raised will go to scholarships for women for higher education.… Read the rest