Calendar – Sports – 2017 Marquette Area Public Schools Tailgate Party – Oct. 20

October 17, 2017

Marquette – The 2017 Marquette Area Public Schools Tailgate Party will be held on Friday, October 20 at 5:30 p.m. on the Marquette Senior High School Practice Field.

Prior to kickoff, the Marquette Area Public Schools cordially invites everyone; students, parents, staff and community, past and present, to attend the free event that will include music, food, activities, games and more.

The Marquette Redmen will host the Menominee Maroons at the William R. Hart Stadium with the kickoff at 7 p.m. as the celebration continues in the recently renovated stadium. Tickets for the game are $5. … Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – LEGO Club Meeting – Oct. 20

October 17, 2017

Marquette – LEGO Club will meet on Friday, October 20 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

LEGO Club is for ages 5 and up. Listen to stories and work with others to build Lego projects. LEGOs are provided and 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 – Youth – Preschool Storytime – Oct. 20

October 17, 2017

Marquette – Preschool Storytime will be offered on Friday, October 20 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Join in the free event for books, songs, crafts and more, designed for preschool aged children. 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 – Westend Gearbusters High School Robotics Team Pasta Dinner – Oct. 20

October 17, 2017

Ishpeming – The Westend Gearbusters High School Robotics team will host a Pasta Dinner and Raffle on Friday, October 20 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the Westwood High School cafeteria in Ishpeming.

The dinner will include baked pasta, salad, garlic bread, drinks, and dessert. Tickets are $7 for adults, and $5 for students and seniors, and free for kids under 5. During the dinner there will be a 50/50 drawing and a raffle for a variety of gift certificates and items which have been donated from local businesses. Funds raised will be used to pay the entry fees for the upcoming FIRST Robotics Season.

To purchase tickets, call Doug Elliott at 906-249-3792 or email westendgearbusters@gmail.com,… Read the rest

Calendar – Art – Breakfast, Walk, and Panel Discussion with Artist Alexis Rockman – Oct. 20

October 17, 2017

Marquette – American contemporary artist Alexis Rockman will visit Northern Michigan University to participate in a series of October events titled “The Great Lakes Cycle: Art + Science with Alexis Rockman.”

Enjoy breakfast with Alexis and an exhibit by NMU art and design professors Taimur Cleary and Christine Lenzen on Friday, October 20 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Peter White Public Library.

At 9 a.m. learn about the history, ecology and environmental impact of the Dead River Basin during a walk along its shore with Rockman and local experts. Meet at Tourist Park.

At noon, there will be a Northern Climate Network Panel Discussion in 1318 Jamrich Hall. Rockman and NMU professors Norma Froelich, Aimee Cree-Dunn and Jill Leonard will discuss the role of art and other forms of representation in public education regarding science issues, including climate change.

The Grand Rapids Art Museum commissioned Rockman to create The Great Lakes Cycle, an exhibition that celebrates the natural majesty and global importance of the Great Lakes while exploring how they are threatened by factors such as climate change, globalization, invasive species, mass agriculture and urban sprawl.… Read the rest

The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Order in the Court! Wednesday October 18, 6:30 p.m.

October 17, 2017

Marquette, MI – Join Attorney Richard VanderVeen and Judge Mike Anderegg as they recount three of the most interesting court cases held in Marquette County. You’ll hear about the actual trial which was the basis for the film Anatomy of a Murder, Charlotte Kawbawgam vs. Jackson Iron Company and the Theodore Roosevelt vs. George Newett libel case. All three are fascinating stories you may never have heard. $5 suggested donation. For more info please visit marquettehistory.org or call 906.226.3571.… Read the rest