DNR to Limit Number of Backcountry Campsites at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

March 14, 2018

Changes to protect park resources, improve backcountry camping experience
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is known for its remote backcountry experience.

Upper Peninsula, Michigan – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will limit the number of designated backcountry campsites at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, to better protect park resources and help ensure a quality backcountry camping experience.

At roughly 60,000 acres, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is Michigan’s largest state park, home to towering old-growth hemlock-hardwood stands, roaring waterfalls and spectacular sweeping vistas.

Annual visitation to the park is estimated to have grown to over 300,000 people.

In past years, backcountry campsites were available on a first-come, first-served basis, park rangers did not need to limit camping and campers could camp off-trail in a dispersed fashion away from designated campsites.

Over the past few years, park resources have been used heavily and the solitude of a wilderness experience backcountry campers are seeking has been compromised by overcrowding.… Read the rest

Free Family Literary Night at Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum Thursday, March 15

March 14, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– Thursday, March 15 5:30-7:30 Literacy Night “Springboard into reading” Free family night for preschool and early elementary age children.

Free books and prizes to take home, snacks and activities. Sponsored by the Literacy Legacy Fund of Michigan and AmeriCorps through MARESA.

Call the UP Children’s Museum for more information at 906-226-3911.… Read the rest

SAYT Presents Broadway’s Timeless Musical: Peter Pan. March 15-18

March 14, 2018

Join SAYT on a trip to Neverland! March 15-18, 2018 All performances take place at Forest Roberts Theatre, NMU. Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 7:00pm Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7:00pm Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 1:00pm and 7:00pm Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 1:00pm

Buy Tickets Based on the play by SIR J.M. BARRIE Lyrics by CAROLYN LEIGH Additional lyrics by BETTY COMDEN and ADOLPH GREEN

Music by MORRIS (MOOSE) CHARLAP Additional music by JULE STYNE Originally directed, choreographed and adapted by JEROME ROBBINS The story begins when Peter and Tinkerbell visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin an unforgettable journey across the stars. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, the Lost Boys, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.… Read the rest

NCLL Tours Beth Millner Jewelry March 15

March 14, 2018

Marquette – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a tour of Beth Millner Jewelry from 12:45-2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15. Millner creates hand-made, nature-inspired jewelry. She graduated from NMU with a BFA in metals in 2008 and launched her business in the corner of her kitchen before opening a downtown storefront in 2012.

Millner will share her background and work. Attendees will see her latest creations and visit her workshop, which is located on the jewelry shop’s second floor by way of a freestanding spiral staircase.

Attendees will carpool to the jewelry shop by meeting at the Berry Events Center East parking lot at 12:45 p.m. The jewelry shop is located at 521 W. Washington Street in Marquette. The cost is $3 for NCLL members and $8 for non-members. Register before Tuesday, March 6, by calling 227-2979. Call Marie Watanen at 226-3186 for more information.… Read the rest

Calendar – Music – Traditional Music Jam – Mar. 17

March 14, 2018

Marquette – A Traditional Music Jam will be held on Saturday, March 17 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Bring your acoustic instruments to play those great traditional folk songs in an informal gathering. Listeners are always welcome.

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

Calendar – Community – Repair Cafe Open – Mar. 17

March 14, 2018

Marquette – The Transition Marquette County Repair Cafe will be open Saturday, March 17 from noon to 4 p.m. in the Marquette Arts and Culture Center in the lower level of Peter White Public Library.

The public is invited to bring small and medium sized items in need of repair or adjustment, such as toasters, sewing machines, clothing, lamps, electronics, and other households items. (Please no gas motors!) “Repair talent” with their tools will be available to help fix and demonstrate how the different items work. There is no charge for this service, though a $5 donation to help with expenses is encouraged.

The purpose of the Repair Cafe is to teach people how to repair their own things so they can save money and resources while diverting items out of the waste stream destined for dumps.

For more information, call George at 906-250-5349 or email ggirod@gmail.com… Read the rest

Calendar – Benefits/Fundraisers – All-You-Can-Eat BBQ in Gwinn – Mar. 17

March 14, 2018

Gwinn – An All-You-Can-Eat BBQ Dinner will be held on Saturday, March 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. at VFW Post 5670 in Gwinn.

Sponsored by the VFW Auxiliary, the dinner will feature B Dogs BBQ, bucket raffles, a bake sale, and music by Spun. Tickets are $11 for adults, $6 for kids 5 to 12, and free for those under the age of 5. Proceeds will benefit the Gwinn VFW activities.… Read the rest

NMU Hosts “Three-Minute Thesis” Contest

March 14, 2018

MARQUETTE, MI – Northern Michigan University will join the international Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) movement with its inaugural campus competition at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in Mead Auditorium in West Science. Five master’s degree students will be judged on their ability to effectively explain their research in only three minutes in language appropriate to a general audience. They are limited to one PowerPoint slide, but no other resources or props. The NMU winner will advance to the Midwest regional championship April 6 in Grand Rapids.

Developed in 2011 by The University of Queensland, 3MT is now composed of 600 participating universities representing 65 countries.

NMU students from all disciplines who will graduate in May or August were invited to compete.… Read the rest

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