Calendar – Groups – NAMI Support Group Meeting – Feb. 12

February 9, 2018

Marquette – The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette support groups will gather on Monday, February 12 at 7 p.m. in the Baraga Place Conference Room, 129 West Baraga Avenue, Marquette.

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.

In case of bad weather, if NMU cancels classes, the meeting will also be cancelled. For more information call 360-7107, or visit www.namiam.org. … Read the rest

Huskies Set to Break Another World Record at Snowman Left Behind Saturday February 10

February 9, 2018

HOUGHTON – Winter feats of derring-do are nothing new for Michigan Tech Huskies. They’ve already broken four Guinness World Records, one of which still stands (largest snowball). A new world record is at stake Saturday, February 10, when students attempt to build more than 2,036 three-foot snowmen (with eyes, noses, and arms) in one hour, besting the record set by a group of 1,024 in Japan in 2015. Michigan Tech Undergraduate Student Government, official host, is asking campus and community to help. Huskies have already done the math: there’s plenty of snow to meet and exceed the record. Per half-meter of snowfall on Sherman Field, there are enough flakes to build approximately 65,000 snowmen to spec.

Snowman Left Behind sign-up is at noon, Saturday, February 10. Building begins at 1 p.m. at Michigan Tech’s Sherman Field off Sharon Avenue in Houghton. Read the rest

Calendar – Groups – Northern Vegans Potluck Dinner – Feb. 12

February 9, 2018

Marquette – Join Northern Vegans for a vegan potluck dinner on Monday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Please bring a vegan dish (no meat, dairy, or honey) to share as well as your own beverage and table service (plates, bowls, napkins, glass, utensils, etc).

All are welcome, no is RSVP required. Visit northernvegans.com, Northern Vegans on Facebook, or call 236-1279 for more information.… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – 15th Annual Gift of Life Michigan Campus Challenge Registration – Feb. 12, 13

February 9, 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.

The NMU Volunteer Center will host on-campus registration tables on Monday, February 12 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the LRC circulation table and Tuesday, February 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wildcat Health and Wellness fair in the University Center. Additional registration opportunities will be offered Thursday, February 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Gant/Spaulding lobby; and Tuesday, February 20 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the LRC circulation table.

You can register to become a donor by visiting GiftOfLifeMichigan.org/CampusChallenge and selecting NMU as the favorite school. … Read the rest

Calendar – Community – LGBT: Support and Understanding Program – Feb. 12

February 9, 2018

Marquette – LGBT: Support and Understanding will be offered on Monday, February 12 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library.

P.J. Stephens will discuss how to use the tools of creativity in coping and managing mental health issues, substance abuse, and suicidal thoughts.

For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318. … Read the rest

Calendar – Education – “Trouble Brewing: Can the U.S. and Turkey Cooperate?” Lecture – Feb. 12

February 9, 2018

Marquette – Northern Michigan University’s Department of Political Science and Public Administration’s “Great Decisions Global Discussions” lecture series with the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan will present an online screening of “Trouble Brewing: Can the U.S. and Turkey Cooperate?” with Sinan Ciddi, executive director of the Institute of Turkish Studies at Georgetown University.

The lecture will be held on Monday, February 12 from noon to 1:40 p.m. in room 111-C of NMU’s Edgar L. Harden Learning Resources Center. The lecture is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call 227-2019.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Chapter Book Club: The Zine Sessions – Feb. 12, 13

February 9, 2018

Marquette – Chapter Book Club: The Zine Sessions will be offered on Monday, February 12 from 1 to 2 p.m. and on Tuesday, February 13 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Read “The First Rule of Punk” by Celia C. Perez and make your own Zine! 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 – Computer Coaching: Kindle Fire – Feb. 12

February 9, 2018

Marquette – Computer Coaching: Kindle Fire will be offered on Monday, February 12 at 3 p.m. at the Peter White Public Library.

The library’s Reference Staff will offer a Kindle Fire class to set up the apps used to borrow and download library e-books from Amazon’s Kindle site. Bring your Kindle Fire to class.

For more information, go to www.pwpl.info.… Read the rest

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