Upper Peninsula Beekeeping Conference March 31

March 24, 2018

The first of its kind! A conference dedicated to the special challenges of keeping bees in Northern climates. NMU’s Seaborg Center is hosting the event, sponsored by Travel Marquette. The agenda includes practical beekeeping information from the keynote speaker, Charlotte Hubbard, as well as many educational and informative breakout sessions. The conference will have something for everyone, with sessions geared toward both beginners and seasoned beekeepers. There are four tracks to mix and match from; the beginner track, the advanced track, pollinator habitat/needs, and fun stuff (candle, bees wax art, lotions, mead making, etc.). Vendors will be on site to meet all the beekeeping equipment needs of our attendees. Catering will be provided by NMU’s Simply Superior catering.

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Calendar – Theater – Westwood Shakespeare Company to Present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” – Mar. 27-28

March 24, 2018

Ishpeming – The Westwood Shakespeare Company will present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Wednesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in the Patriot Performing Arts Theatre at Westwood High School in Ishpeming.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and $5 in advance from WSC members or at the high school office. Tickets for groups of five or more persons are also available at $5 per seat on show nights.… Read the rest

Calendar – Community – Free Income Tax Refund Assistance at NMU – Mar. 27, 29

March 24, 2018

Marquette – Northern Michigan University’s Beta Alpha Psi will offer free income tax return assistance to students and community members on Tuesday, March 27 and Thursday, March 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Trading Lab in the University Center at NMU.

Volunteers from NMU’s Beta Alpha Psi organization are certified through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. The program will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday through April 12.… Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – “Red Dawn” Film Screening – Mar. 27

March 24, 2018

Marquette – In conjunction with the Beaumier Center’s “Cold War in the U.P.” exhibition, a screening of “Red Dawn” will be offered on Tuesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. in the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University.

Soviet, Nicaraguan and Cuban troops land on the football field of a Colorado high school from a rocket. As the troops attack the school, a group of teenagers runs into the mountains. Armed with only hunting rifles, pistols and bows and arrows, the group members find themselves in warfare against the Soviet K.G.B.

A discussion with center director Daniel Truckey will follow the film. The film showing is free and open to the public. Popcorn will be available for purchase.… Read the rest