Calendar – Films/Documentaries – Modern Classics to Screen “Lost in Translation” – Jan. 25

January 22, 2018

Marquette – Modern Classics Series will offer a screening of “Lost in Translation” on Thursday, January 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Released in 2003, this drama is directed by Sofia Coppola and won an Oscar for best writing and original screenplay. Set in Tokyo, it tells the story of a has-been movie star who establishes a relationship with a young woman. Starring Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson and Giovanni Ribisi, this movie is rated R and runs 1 hour 42 minutes.

There is no admission charge to attend thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318. … Read the rest

Calendar – Education – “Know the Facts. Save Lives.” Human Trafficking Presentation in L’Anse – Jan. 25

January 22, 2018

L’Anse – The recently re-established Upper Peninsula Human Trafficking Task Force, together with the Department of Justice and Michigan State Police will offer a “Know the Facts. Save Lives.” Human Trafficking Presentation on Thursday, January 25 at 5:30 p.m. in Cultural Room #400 at Keweenaw Bay Ojibway Community College Wabanung Campus in L’Anse.

Featured speakers include, Leslie Hagen from the Department of Justice, SA Todd Wilton ICE/HIS, and local MSP Community Troopers, Elisabeth Alquist, Iron Mountain Police Department Victim Advocate, Cheryl O’Neil Executive Director Caring House INC, and Stephanie Krieger s7Consulting.

There will be time for Q & A after each presentation and a brief invite to any participants to join the UPHTTF by the current Task Force Group Leader/Administrator Marlene Mottes Victim Advocate from the Department of Justice, United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of Michigan Marquette Office.

Please contact Mottes for additional information at marlene.f.mottes@usdoj.gov.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – “Know the Facts. Save Lives.” Human Trafficking Presentation in Houghton – Jan. 25

January 22, 2018

Houghton – The recently re-established Upper Peninsula Human Trafficking Task Force, together with the Department of Justice and Michigan State Police will offer a “Know the Facts. Save Lives.” Human Trafficking Presentation on Thursday, January 25 at 10 a.m. in the Memorial Union Building Ballroom B at Michigan Tech in Houghton.

Featured speakers include, Leslie Hagen from the Department of Justice, SA Todd Wilton ICE/HIS, and local MSP Community Troopers, Elisabeth Alquist, Iron Mountain Police Department Victim Advocate, Cheryl O’Neil Executive Director Caring House INC, and Stephanie Krieger s7Consulting.

There will be time for Q & A after each presentation and a brief invite to any participants to join the UPHTTF by the current Task Force Group Leader/Administrator Marlene Mottes Victim Advocate from the Department of Justice, United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of Michigan Marquette Office.

Please contact Mottes for additional information at marlene.f.mottes@usdoj.gov.… Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Starlight Family Storytime – Jan. 25

January 22, 2018

Marquette – Starlight Family Storytime will be held on Thursday, January 25 from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Enjoy an evening storytime filled with stories, songs and more, designed for all ages.

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 – Music – Harmonium Workshop in Hancock – Jan. 25

January 22, 2018

Hancock – The Heikinpaiva Mid-Winter Festival will include a harmonium workshop with Artist in Residence Jonathan Rundman on Thursday, January 25 at 6 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock.

The cost is $15 per person. For a complete schedule of Heikinpaiva events, go to www.pasty.com.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – “Growing Up in Communism” Presentation – Jan. 25

January 22, 2018

Marquette – A free presentation titled “Growing Up in Communism” will be offered on Thursday, January 25 at 7 p.m. in the seminar room of the Beaumier Center in Gries Hall at Northern Michigan University.

English professors Marek Haltof, who grew up in Poland, and Z.Z. Lehmberg, who grew up in China, will be the presenters. The event is being held in conjunction with the “Cold War and the U.P.” exhibition, which will be open for viewing that evening.

Admission to the Cold War and the U.P. exhibit is free. Regular Beaumier Center hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 227-3212.… Read the rest