NMU Screens Royal Ballet’s ‘Frankenstein’ October 29th

October 27, 2017

Marquette, Michigan – Northern Michigan University’s music department is presenting a screening of Frankenstein, performed by the Royal Ballet, as part of the Siril Cinema Series. The film will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, in Forest Roberts Theatre. Admission is $10 for adults and free for anyone under 18, along with NMU students, faculty and staff with ID.

The film is a period adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Gothic tale of morality and one’s craving for love, companionship and understanding. In it, Victor Frankenstein’s mother dies in childbirth just before he leaves his family and closest friend for a university. Distraught, he throws himself into his studies, obsessively learning all that he can from his professor. Fueled by his experiments and in a desperate hope to find a way to bring his mother back, he works furiously and eventually succeeds in giving life to a non-living matter.… Read the rest

Calendar – Health – NAMI Educational Meeting – Oct. 30

October 27, 2017

Marquette – The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette will offer an educational meeting on Monday, October 30 at 7 p.m. in the Baraga Place Conference Room, 129 West Baraga Avenue, Marquette.

Rebecca Tervo, bestselling Amazon author and coach, will discuss her book “Shattered, From Grief To Joy After My Son’s Suicide.” This book was written based on Rebecca’s painful journey after the tragedy of losing her 17 year old son to unexpected suicide in 2012. It’s not only a story for those who are grieving over the loss of loved ones, but also a story about how to overcome major obstacles in your life.

NAMI offers confidential support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness. For more information call 360-7107, or visit www.namiam.org. … Read the rest

Calendar – Holidays – ‘Twas the Night Before Halloween Storytime – Oct. 30

October 27, 2017

Marquette – ‘Twas the Night Before Halloween Storytime will be held on Monday, October 30 from 7 to 7:45 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

This scary-fun storytime will include Halloween tales, spooky sing-alongs, and trick-or-treating in the library. Dress in your best Halloween garb and join in the costume parade! This is an all ages, family-friendly event.

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 – Chapter Book Club: The Comic Strip Sessions – Oct. 30, 31

October 27, 2017

Marquette – Chapter Book Club: The Comic Strip Sessions will be offered on Monday, October 30 from 1 to 2 p.m. and on Tuesday, October 31 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 – Education – 48 Hour Domestic Relations Mediator Training Begins – Oct. 30

October 27, 2017

Marquette -Marquette Alger Resolution Service (MARS) will offer a 48-hour Domestic Relations Mediator Training over the course of 6 days, Monday, October 30 through Wednesday, November 1 and Monday, November 6 through Wednesday, November 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at Northern Michigan University.

This training program is designed to teach participants the skills necessary to act as mediators in facilitating the resolution of both community and domestic relations disputes. Through a combination of role plays, demonstrations, large group discussions, and activities, this highly interactive training will take participants through the entire mediation process. This training is approved by the State Court Administrative Office- MCR 3.216.

The cost for the training is $75 per person. Attendees must commit to attending all 48-hours of the program and commit to volunteering their skills at Marquette Alger Resolution Services to receive the training certificate.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Storytime for Non-Movers – Oct. 30, 31

October 27, 2017

Marquette – Storytime for Non-Movers will be held on Monday, October 30 and Tuesday, October 31 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

Animal Welfare Fund Grant Applications Now Open for Local Animal Shelters

October 27, 2017

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Animal Industry Division is currently accepting applications from registered animal shelters in Michigan for Animal Welfare Fund grants, to be used in 2019. Through this fund, MDARD has distributed thousands of donated dollars to registered animal shelters, and this year the fund could provide more than $125,000.

“These funds have helped shelters find homes for more animals, for example, a shelter increased dog adoption by 63 percent and cat adoption by 23 percent, providing more opportunities for other animals to be taken in for placement,” said Dr. James Averill, MDARD’s State Veterinarian. “Thanks to the generous support of Michiganders, local animal shelters across Michigan can amplify their community impact.”

Since 2010, the Animal Welfare Fund tax check-off has provided, by generous Michigan taxpayers, more than $1 million to 121 facilities. The funds go directly to registered shelters for programs that increase the number of dogs and cats that are sterilized prior to adoption, provide anti-cruelty training for animal law enforcement agencies, create animal care programs, and assist shelters with the unreimbursed costs of care for animals involved in law violations.… Read the rest