Calendar – Films/Documentaries – Matinee Movie Series to Screen “Marshall” – Mar. 15

March 12, 2018

Marquette – The Matinee Movie Series will offer a screening of “Marshall” on Thursday, March 15 at 12:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, battles through one of his career defining cases in this 2017 biographical/drama. The film is rated PG-13, runs for 118 minutes, and stars Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad and Kate Hudson.

Bring your lunch to enjoy the film in a dinner theater setting. Closed captioning will be on to insure access to all. For more information, call 226-4318 or visit… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Building Love Book Study – Mar. 15

March 12, 2018

Marquette – A Building Love Book Study, focusing on the book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot, will be held on Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m. in the Dandelion Cottage Room of the Peter White Public Library.

The event is part a series of discussions on issues of race, ethics, and medicine. There is no admission charge. For more information, call 226-4318 or visit… Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – BYO Dinner Theater to Screen “Only the Brave” – Mar. 15

March 12, 2018

Marquette – Film fans are invited to enjoy a bring your own dinner movie event with a screening of “Only the Brave” on Thursday, March 15 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

This 2017 biographical drama is based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters put together in Prescott Arizona in 2007. The movie covers their inception through their 2013 fight against the Yarnell Hill Fire. It is rated PG-13 and runs 2 hours 14 minutes.

There is no admission charge. For more information, visit or call 226-4318.… Read the rest

Calendar – Families – Free Family Literacy Night – Mar. 15

March 12, 2018

Marquette – A Free Family Literacy Night will be offered on Thursday, March 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, 123 W. Baraga Avenue in Marquette.

This will be a free family night, with a theme of “Springboard Into Reading” for preschool and early elementary age children. Free books and prizes will be given to take home, plus, there will be snacks and activities. The event is sponsored by the Literacy Legacy Fund of Michigan and Americorps through MARESA.

For more information, call the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum at 906-226-3911.… Read the rest

NMU Presents Film on “Bambi” Artist Tyrus Wong Tuesday, March 13

March 12, 2018

Marquette, Michigan – Northern Michigan University will present a feature-length documentary on the late Chinese American artist Tyrus Wong as part of its Diversity Common Reader Program. Wong overcame poverty and racism to become a renowned painter who exhibited with Picasso and Matisse, a Hollywood sketch artist and a “Disney Legend” for his groundbreaking work on the classic animated film, “Bambi.” He died at age 106 in 2016. “Tyrus” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in room 165 of the Art and Design Building.

The film spotlights how Wong’s unique style—melding Chinese calligraphic and landscape influences with contemporary Western art—has impacted many facets of American visual culture. His paintings caught the eye of Walt Disney and became the inspiration for “Bambi.” For the next 25 years, Tyrus brought his artistry to Warner Bros., where his striking storyboards and set illustrations helped set the tone and drama for films such as “The Sands of Iwo Jima” and “Rebel Without a Cause.”… Read the rest

Calendar – Theater – Superior Arts Youth Theater to Present “Peter Pan” – Mar. 15-18

March 12, 2018

Marquette – The Superior Arts Youth Theater will present “Peter Pan” Thursday, March 15 through Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. with a 1 p.m. matinee being offered on Sunday, March 18 at the Forest Roberts Theatre on the campus of Northern Michigan University.

Peter Pan tells the classic J.M. Barrie tale of a young boy who refuses to grow up. On a quest to find stories with which to entertain his young cohorts in Neverland, an island refuge for “Lost Boys”. Peter returns to the real world and meets Wendy, Michael, and John Darling. The Darling children accompany Peter back to the magical Neverland, where they learn to fly, get involved in all sorts of adventures, defeat the evil Captain Hook, and are changed forever.

Tickets are available at all NMU E-Z Ticket Outlets, online at, and by phone at 227-2082.… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – Used Book Sale at Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library – Mar. 15-17

March 12, 2018

Ishpeming – The Friends of the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library will sponsor a sale of used books on Thursday, March 15 from 5 to 7 p.m.; Friday, March 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, March 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Leverton Community Room on the lower level of the library. The Ishpeming Carnegie Library is at 317 N. Main Street in Ishpeming.

On Thursday and Friday, all hardcovers will sell for one dollar and paperbacks for fifty cents. On Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon, all books will be half price, while in the afternoon there will be a bag sale, with books selling for three dollars a bag. … Read the rest

Calendar – Education – “Irish Sport & Culture: Punching Above Its Weight” Lecture at NMU – Mar. 15

March 12, 2018

Marquette – Sarah Clarke, a Northern Michigan University health and human performance professor, will present “Irish Sport & Culture: Punching Above Its Weight” on Thursday, March 15 at 4 p.m. in 1320 Jamrich Hall on the NMU campus.

Clarke, who was born and raised in Cork, Ireland, will discuss Ireland’s role in the world’s sports climate. Despite being a small island, many Irish athletes from individual and team sports have experienced international success. However, the most widely played sports in Ireland are not international sports.

Clarke will discuss two indigenous national sports: Gaelic football, which incorporates traits from both rugby and soccer; and hurling, which combines skills from baseball, hockey and lacrosse. Both sports are played solely by amateur athletes in the Gaelic Athletic Association, which promotes traditional Gaelic sports in Ireland. … Read the rest

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