Calendar – Theater – “The Princess and the Pea” at the Vista Theater – May 25-28

May 22, 2017

Negaunee – The musical retelling of the classic children’s tale “The Princess and the Pea,” will be presented Thursday, May 25 through Saturday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. each evening in the historic Vista Theater in downtown Negaunee. A matinee will be offered on Sunday, May 28 at 2 p.m.

Follow the story of Princess Winnifred and Prince Dauntless. Will the Queen ever let them get together? And what about Sir Harry and Lady Larken? Will they ever wed? Will both couples live happily ever after?

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for Seniors 62+ and K-12 Students and available at Rare Earth Goods in Ishpeming, Snowbound Books in Marquette, Gitche Gumee Cafe and Records in the Village Shopping Center in Marquette, and at the Historic Vista Theater Box Office/Annex. Tickets are also available online (plus convenience fee) at … Read the rest

Calendar – Community – “Walk a Mile in My Shoes” Rally – May 25

May 22, 2017

Marquette – Pathways Community Mental Health will present the inaugural Marquette County “Walk a Mile in My Shoes” rally on Thursday, May 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Marquette Commons, 112 S. Third Street, Marquette.

Registration will take place between 1:00 and 1:30 p.m. The event will feature live entertainment, informational booths, community speakers and healthy snacks. The one-mile walk along the bike path heading west from the Marquette Commons will begin at 1:30 p.m. The event is designed to increase awareness of the stigma associated with requesting help with mental illness and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Creating a community where individuals feel safe and free to seek help to manage mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities is important. Pathways is helping to stamp out stigma one step at a time!… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Middle Eastern Dinner Fundraiser – Registration Deadline – May 25

May 22, 2017

Marquette – A Middle Eastern Dinner will be offered on Tuesday, May 30 beginning with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. followed by the dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center at Northern Michigan University.

Upper Peninsula Folklife Awards will be presented after the Entrée course. The cost is $75 per person ($21 will be recognized as a charitable contribution and event proceeds will benefit the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center and the American Culinary Federation U.P. Chapter Scholarship through the NMU Foundation.

The deadline to register is Thursday, May 25. Registration is online at For more information, call 227-2695.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Gwinn Area Preschool Screening – May 25

May 22, 2017

Gwinn – Gwinn Area Schools will offer preschool screening on Thursday, May 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at K.I. Sawyer Elementary School at K.I. Sawyer.

Preschool screening is for all children who will be 3 or 4 by September 1, 2017. Call 228-6522 to schedule an appointment. … Read the rest