Calendar – Community – Veteran Town Hall in Iron Mountain – Feb. 8

February 5, 2018

Iron Mountain – Veterans and their families are invited to a Veteran Town Hall on Thursday, February 8 at 5 p.m. (CST) at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in the American Legion Post 50, 916 River Avenue in Iron Mountain.

Anyone that is a Veteran or family of a Veteran who may not be using VA services should attend to earn more about VA health care and how it could benefit them. Leaders from the VA Medical Center, Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, and area County Veteran Service Officers will be on hand to provide a presentation on VA health care, discuss initiatives to increase access to VA care, answer questions, and listen to Veterans’ comments and concerns.

For more information, call VA Public Affairs Officer Brad Nelson at 1-906-774-3300, extension 32001. … Read the rest

NMU Participates in Gift of Life Michigan Challenge

February 5, 2018

MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University is among 13 Michigan colleges and universities participating in the 15th annual Gift of Life Michigan Campus Challenge, an organ and tissue donor drive competition. Students, professors, alumni and community members can register to become a donor by visiting GiftOfLifeMichigan.org/CampusChallenge and selecting NMU as the favorite school. NMU was in fourth place in the real-time statewide results as of Jan. 31. The competition runs through Feb. 20.

Along with online registration, the NMU Volunteer Center will host on-campus registration tables at the following times: 8:30 a.m –1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the Jamrich Hall ticket booth; 1-5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at the LRC circulation table; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Wildcat Health and Wellness fair in the University Center; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Gant/Spaulding lobby; and 5:30–7 p.m.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Starlight Family Storytime – Feb. 8

February 5, 2018

Marquette – Starlight Family Storytime will be held on Thursday, February 8 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 – Youth – Second Thursday Creativity Series Valentine’s Party – Feb. 8

February 5, 2018

Marquette – The Second Thursday Creativity Series will feature a Valentine’s Party on Thursday, February 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, 123 W. Baraga Avenue in Marquette.

Second Thursday Creativity Series is for preschool and elementary-aged children and an adult. There will be crafts, free Culver’s Frozen Custard, music, and more! Wearing costumes is encouraged, with princesses and pirates being among the favorites. This event is free with admission price or membership.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Masterminds of All Kinds – Feb. 8

February 5, 2018

Marquette – Masterminds of All Kinds will be held on Thursday, February 8 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Library.

Exercise both sides of your noggin with rotating science, technology, art, and life-skills programming. Grades K through 5 are invited. For more information call 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – Special Film Presentation of “No Letting Go” – Feb. 8

February 5, 2018

Marquette – A special film presentation of the 2015 movie “No Letting Go” will be offered on Thursday, February 8 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

“No Letting Go” is a poignant, yet elevating drama about a young boy’s mental illness and how it shapes the course of his life as well as the lives of his family members. It is rated TV- PG and runs 1 hours and 44 minutes.

There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Pathways P.E.S.T. team and co-sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library and the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318. … Read the rest

Calendar – Theater – Fringe Festival 2018 at NMU – Feb. 8-10

February 5, 2018

Marquette – Fringe Festival 2018 will feature “The Valentine Fairy” and “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged” as well as “Antigone” Thursday, February 8 through Saturday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Forest Roberts Theatre at Northern Michigan University.

“The Valentine Fairy” is an anti-romance in which a woman who’s decided to give up on love arrives home to find a man in a white tutu, who shows where she went wrong in previous romantic encounters. “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged” is an irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays. “Antigone” is an adaptation of Sophocles by a student Lundin Honors Research Fellow.

The Opening Night Party is included with a ticket purchased for opening night, Thursday, February 8. This is an exclusive red-carpet post-show gala features food and beverage, music, a photo booth, and a meet and greet with the cast and creative team!… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Storytime for 3s and 4s – Feb. 8

February 5, 2018

Marquette – Storytime for 3s and 4s will be held on Thursday, February 8 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

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