Calendar – Elder Care – Creating Confident Caregivers Workshops Begin in Menominee – Oct. 16

October 13, 2017

Menominee – “Creating Confident Caregivers” workshops will start on Monday, October 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Perkins Restaurant in Menominee.

Creating Confident Caregivers is a program in select regions of Michigan, for family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss. Creating Confident Caregivers is a six-session workshop led by trained dementia care specialists. This university tested program provides participants with information, skills and attitudes to manage stress and increase their effectiveness as a Caregiver.

This is a six week workshop which meets once each week on Mondays. If you are interested in participating in this workshop, contact UPCAP at 1-800-338-7227, dial 2-1-1 or visit www.upcap.org.… Read the rest

Calendar – Health – Blood Drive in Escanaba – Oct. 16

October 13, 2017

Escanaba – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive with the bloodmobile on Monday, October 16 from noon to 3 p.m. at Delta County Credit Union in Escanaba.

For an appointment, call Jessica Larsen at 786-7213 ext. 106. Walk-ins are welcome. … Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Chapter Book Club: The Comic Strip Sessions – Oct. 16, 17

October 13, 2017

Marquette – Chapter Book Club: The Comic Strip Sessions will be offered on Monday, October 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. and on Tuesday, October 17 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Listen to a chapter from the book “The Terrible Two,” then adapt it into a comic strip! The event is for ages 8 to 12. For more information, call 226-4320, visit pwpl.info, or check out the Peter White Public Library page on Facebook. … Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Harry Potter Club Grades 6 through 8 – Oct. 16

October 13, 2017

Marquette – Harry Potter Club Grades 6 through 8 will meet on Monday, October 16 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Marquette Arts and Culture Center Workshop #4 on the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.

All upperclassmen wizards in grades 6 through 8 are invited. Be prepared to test your Harry Potter knowledge in a cutthroat game of “Bring Your Own Book”! You are welcome to bring your own copy of your favorite Harry Potter book (or use a library copy). Those who know their book the best are more likely to win!

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 – Storytime for Non-Movers – Oct. 16, 17

October 13, 2017

Marquette – Storytime for Non-Movers will be held on Monday, October 16 and Tuesday, October 17 from 11 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

There will be songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for babies not yet mobile and able to move away from their loving adult. Older siblings are asked NOT to attend. Adult social time and play time will be held after story time.

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

UPCross Announces Weekend Cyclocross Events October 14th & 15th

October 13, 2017

MARQUETTE COUNTY, MI– UPCross, the Upper Peninsula’s cyclocross club, in conjunction with Range Area Mountain Bike Association (RAMBA) and Border Grill is pleased to announce a cyclocross double header on the weekend of October 14 and 15, 2017. These races are the third and fourth races of ten races in the 2017 UPCross fall cyclocross series. All proceeds from the weekend’s cyclocross events will benefit RAMBA.

Saturday, October 14’s event, Old Town ‘Cross, will take place at Jackson Park in Negaunee, MI from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 15’s Event, Taco ‘Cross at Al Quaal, will take place at Al Quaal in Ishpeming, MI, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Taco ‘Cross is sponsored by Border Grill. “We are excited to continue to partner with RAMBA to put on such great cyclocross events. RAMBA always manages to find a new and exciting way to create a really challenging course,” says UPCross president, Stacey Kangas.… Read the rest

Improvements to National Forest Mountain Bike Trails

October 13, 2017

Gladstone, MI — Over the course of the past 5 months, Hiawatha National Forest has implemented significant improvements for mountain bike riders using Bruno’s Run Hiking/Mountain Biking Trail and Valley Spur Mountain Bike Trail. The trail improvements will benefit the resource and support the local recreation economy.

According to Mark Bender, Forest Service Recreation Technician and trails coordinator, 2.1 miles of new single track trail were added to the Valley Spur Trail system. Meanwhile, at Bruno’s Run Trail, 3,400 feet of trail were completed, including re-routes that address erosion and trail design problems.

Partners, including Superior Watershed Partnership and Munising Bay Trail Network, contributed significantly to the trailwork accomplishments.

For instance, Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP) contributed labor through a Great Lakes Conservation Corp trail crew. On the Bruno’s Run Trail project, where heavy use on steep hills resulted in the need to adjust the trail layout, the SWP crew contributed 218 hours of labor while assisting with over 2,900 feet of trailwork.… Read the rest