Agriculture Census 2017

June 16, 2017

Upper Peninsula Farm Census – The Census of Agriculture is the only complete count of US farms and ranches and the people who operate them. It includes even the smallest plots of land – rural or urban – growing fruits, vegetables, or raising food animals, if $1,000 or more of such products were raised and sold, or normally would have been sold, during the census year. The information produced by the Census of Agriculture guides Congress, agribusiness, policymakers, researchers, local governments and many others on the creation and funding of agricultural programs and services – decisions that can directly impact your local operations and the future of the agriculture industry for years to come.

New farmers or existing farmers who have not participated in a prior census still have time to sign up and be counted through the end of June.Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Computer Coaching: Download E-Books and Audio Books – June 19

June 16, 2017

Marquette – Computer Coaching “Download E-books and Audio Books” will be held on Monday, June 19 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Computer Lab at Peter White Public Library.

Learn how to use the OverDrive app to connect to the library’s audio book or E-book collections with your E-reader or phone. Please bring personal electronic devices with you.

For more information, call the PWPL Reference Desk at 226-4312.… Read the rest

Calendar – Theater – Superior Arts Youth Theatre Elementary School Acting Camp – June 19-23

June 16, 2017

Marquette – Superior Arts Youth Theatre will offer Elementary School Acting Camp on Monday, June 19 through Friday, June 23 from 9:30 a.m. to noon each day in the SAYT’s Audition Room on the 3rd Floor of Graveraet Elementary School in Marquette.

Youth ages 8 to 12 years old will have an opportunity to be introduced or expand their skills in the Elementary School Acting Camp. Youth will be introduced to all aspects of acting, music, technical theatre, and dance while working on a final production. A performance will be offered on Friday, June 23 from noon to 1 p.m.

The cost for the camp is $75 per youth. Register online at www.saytheater.org/2017-summer-camps. More information is available by email at saytheater@gmail.com or log on to www.saytheater.org or call 888-785-0512, ext. 1.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Book Babies – June 19, 21

June 16, 2017

Marquette – Book Babies, for ages 0 to 24 months, will be offered on Monday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 21 from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. each day in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and finger plays, then stay for a playtime afterwards. The events are 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 – The Docks of Iron Bay Walking Tour – June 19

June 16, 2017

Marquette – The Docks of Iron Bay Walking Tour will be held on Monday, June 19 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W. Spring Street in Marquette.

Ore docks, coal docks, and freight docks all crowded the lower harbor over the years. Learn about what’s left, as well as the many structures that have disappeared along with the stories that went with them. The tour is presented by Jim Koski and admission is a $5 suggested donation.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Mindful Monday – June 19

June 16, 2017

Marquette – Mindful Monday will be offered on Monday, June 19 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Mindful Monday is a time for kids 6 and up to enjoy story time and explore mindful activities like yoga, breathing exercises, crafts, and more!

The event is free. For more information, call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info, or find Peter White Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest