Baha’i Faith Community Discussion: Life After Death – Wednesday, December 13th

December 12, 2017

Marquette, Michigan – Message: The Baha’i Faith community invites the public to read and discuss writings from the Baha’i Faith relating to what happens to the soul after its separation from the body. Location: Peter White Public Library Shiras Room.

Date 12/13/2017

Start Time 07:00 PM

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Students Plan for Community Solar Project in L’Anse December 13th

December 12, 2017

Michigan Technological University students and the Upper Peninsula Solar Technical Assistance Team (UPSTART) will present the results of the community solar feasibility study to Village of L’Anse community members Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the L’Anse Area Schools Cafetorium. The project seeks to determine whether L’Anse residents are interested in community solar and how to best design a program that would be affordable and accessible.

The proposed community solar project would be built in the new industrial park, located on Lambert Road off of U.S. Highway 41. The power generated would feed into the grid and be distributed across the community. Customers served by the Village of L’Anse utility would have the option to purchase solar shares (panels within the system) and receive associated energy credits on their monthly electric bills. Rates for customers who do not choose to participate would not be affected.… Read the rest

December Grouse Season Offers Chance To Expand Hunting Horizons

December 12, 2017

By KATIE KEEN
Michigan Department of Natural Resources

With Michigan’s most popular hunting season – firearm deer – now put to bed, some hunters might not be ready to call it a day just yet.

The December ruffed grouse season, Dec. 1 to Jan. 1, offers an entirely different hunting experience for deer hunters who just can’t stay still, are always second-guessing the blind they chose or just want to get a few more miles out of their base license.

dog sitting in snowy field next to pair of snowshoesThe base license – which all Michigan hunters already have, as it’s required to purchase other hunting licenses – is the only license needed to hunt ruffed grouse.

“I go because I’m crazy, I guess,” said Michigan Ruffed Grouse Society member Aaron VanderWall. “I would religiously go out on New Year’s Day, despite conditions, in hope of killing what would be both the last grouse of the season and the first grouse of the next year.”

Deer hunters who have never tried bird hunting might consider calling that friend or family member who’s always talking about his hunting dog, suggested Al Stewart, Michigan Department of Natural Resources upland game bird specialist.… Read the rest

Forest Roberts Theater Presents ‘Scrooge’ Musical December 14th, 16th, and 17th

December 12, 2017

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will ring in the holiday season with its long-standing traditional production of Scrooge, a musical retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Performances will be held Thursday, Dec. 14-Saturday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. with 1 p.m. matinee performances Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17.

Leslie Bricusse’s Scrooge follows the journey of a bitter old miser and his discovery of the true meaning of Christmas, with the help of strange ghosts and well-spirited people.

Director and alumna Denise Clark intermittently directed FRT productions of Scrooge over the past 22 years.

“Dickens was one of the first authors who wrote about people who were not kings or giants of industry; he wrote about the poor,” said Clark. “He shared stories about people who needed help, food, shelter, warmth and compassion. The cast and our production team are focusing on Dickens’ story.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – “Star Wars” Party – Dec. 15

December 12, 2017

Marquette – A “Star Wars” Party will be held on Friday, December 15 from 5 to 9 p.m. on the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.

Join the Peter White Library, Marquette Arts And Culture, and Taiga Games in celebrating the release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” with an out-of-this-galaxy, good for all ages Star Wars Party! There will be Star Wars crafts and games for kids in the Community Room, learning how to play/playing Star Wars x-wing and Star Wars Destiny for ages 14+ and adults.

Check out the Star Wars art reception in the MACC, with our very own Star Wars themed Cantina for refreshments with live sci-fi music from Jeremy Morelock and Denise Owens. There will also be a trivia game, Star Wars characters in full costume for photo ops, Double Trouble Entertainment’s photo booth, and make-up artists Deb and Dan Choszczyk will transform Deb into a Sith Mistress from 6 to 7 p.m.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Preschool Story Time – Dec. 15

December 12, 2017

Marquette – Preschool Storytime will be offered on Friday, December 15 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Join the fun for books, songs, crafts and more for preschool aged children. 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