Calendar – Youth – Storytime for 3s and 4s – Nov. 16

November 13, 2017

Marquette – Storytime for 3s and 4s will be held on Thursday, November 16 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Explore stories, finger plays, songs and crafts. The event is for 3 and 4 year olds, with a loving adult. For more information, call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or the Peter White Public Library Youth Services page on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – “Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative and Project ELF” Presentation – Nov. 16

November 13, 2017

Marquette – A free presentation titled “Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative and Project ELF” will be offered on Thursday, November 16 at 7 p.m. at the Beaumier Center, located at the corner of Seventh Street and Lee Drive in Gries Hall at NMU.

Finlandia University history professor William Knoblauch will give the presentation. He researches and writes about Cold War politics and culture. He recently released Nuclear Freeze in a Cold War, his first monograph. It focuses on the Reagan administration, cultural activism and the end of the arms race.

The presentation is being held in conjunction with the “Cold War in the U.P.” exhibit. Admission to the “Cold War in the U.P.” exhibit is free and hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. Saturday.… Read the rest

Calendar – Theater – Superior Arts Youth Theater to Present “Shrek The Musical JR.” – Nov. 16-19

November 13, 2017

Marquette – Superior Arts Youth Theater will present “Shrek The Musical Jr.” Thursday, November 16 through Sunday, November 19 at The Forest Roberts Theatre on the campus of Northern Michigan University. Show times are at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $9 for children. Tickets are on sale at tickets.nmu.edu, by phone at (906) 227-1032, and at any NMU ticketing outlet. Ticket prices at the door will be $2 higher. … Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Bards and Brews Event – Nov. 16

November 13, 2017

Marquette – The Northern Michigan University English department will host “An Unquieting: Power, Violence and Narratives That Refuse to Stay Silent” on Thursday, November 16 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Ore Dock Brewing Company in downtown Marquette.

November’s reading will feature two writers. NMU assistant professor of English Rachel May will read selections from her creative non-fiction book “An American Quilt: Unfolding a Story of Family and Slavery”. Washington-based poet Caitlin Scarano will read from her collection of poems, “Do Not Bring Him Water”, which was released in Fall 2017.

This free event is part of the Bards & Brews creative reading series held the third Thursday of each month.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – International Education Week Presentation on Chinese Culture – Nov. 16

November 13, 2017

Marquette – Northern Michigan University’s international students are celebrating International Education Week with a presentation on Chinese Culture with Yingrui Xu on Thursday, November 16 at 2 p.m. in the Whitman Hall commons.

The event is free and open to the public. … Read the rest

Calendar – Community – 21st Annual Ladies Night in Downtown Marquette – Nov. 16

November 13, 2017

Marquette – The 21st annual Ladies Night will be held on Thursday, November 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. in downtown Marquette.

Those attending the event can enjoy a night of shopping, delicacies, entertainment and fun as Ladies Night provides the perfect opportunity to spend a night on the town in Marquette’s Downtown District. Participating businesses pamper customers with in-store giveaways, hors d’oeuvres, sales, specials, prizes and more.

Checker Bus will be providing free rides to stops throughout the district. Shoppers can also register to win one of several custom gift baskets each valued over $600 and stocked full of gift certificates and goods from participating businesses.

Non-perishable items and paper good donations will be collected at passport pickup locations to help stock the Marquette Women’s Center pantry. A complete list of needed items can be found online at www.downtownmarquette.org. … Read the rest

Calendar – Theater – “Constellations” at Black Box Theatre – Nov. 16-18

November 13, 2017

Marquette – Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will present the futuristic romance “Constellations” Thursday, November 16 through Saturday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre at NMU. A 1 p.m. matinee will be offered on Saturday.

The play begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. What happens next defies the boundaries of the world as it is known, delving into infinite possibilities and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny. Marianne and Roland’s relationship unfolds across time and space, with each variation sending them on an entirely new trajectory. The cast of two performers features NMU students Taylor Ehle and Max Stevens.

Tickets are $5 for NMU students, $10 for students and $15 for the public. Tickets are available online at tickets.nmu.edu or at any NMU EZ Ticket outlet.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Dog Night at the Library – Nov. 16

November 13, 2017

Marquette – Dog Night will be offered on Thursday, November 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Children’s Room of the Peter White Public Library.

All children are invited to come and read to a dog. Increase your reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a friendly, calm dog. The event is free and no registration is required.

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

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