Black Light Zumba Master Class – April 25

April 22, 2018

Marquette, Mi.– Join the NMU Rec Sports as they party away the stress of the semester before finals week with a Black Light Zumba Master Class in the Vandament area at the PEIF this Wednesday, April 25 at 7:30- 9:00 p.m.

There will be loud music, dance club lights, a stage, and freebies- the best combination for a fun night! It will be the best, whether it’s your first Zumba class or your thousandth!

The public is invited to dance! If you don’t have a PEIF pass, you can get in by bringing a non-perishable food item to help Marquette Ending Hunger boost local food pantries for the summer.

Consider bringing a food donation even if you have a PEIF pass!


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“Wasted!” Documentary Screening/Panel Discussion – April 25

April 22, 2018

Marquette, Mi.– In honor of Earth Day, the Marquette Food Co-Op is hosting a Documentary Screening/Panel Discussion of “Wasted!” at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. this Wednesday, April 25 from 6:00- 9:00 p.m.

This event is intended to highlight the issue of food waste and to give attendees an opportunity to learn what local businesses and organizations are doing to address it. Attendees will also learn how to reduce their own carbon footprint and keep waste out of the landfill.


  • Before and after the screening, visit/learn about participating businesses and organizations.
  • Velodrome Coffee Company will be serving coffee and Simply Superior Catering & Events/NMU Dining will be offering samples of food items.

This event is free and open to the public! All ages are welcome, but there is some adult language in the film.

Donations are appreciated!

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Patagonia Designer Visits NMU – April 25 & 26

April 22, 2018

Marquette, Mi.– Geoffrey Holstad, senior graphic designer at Patagonia Clothing, will visit NMU’s School of Art and Design this Wednesday and Thursday, April 25-26, to conduct a workshop and presentation.

  • Wednesday: Holstad’s workshop, titled “Cutting Through the Static: Thoughtful Messaging Through Design and Creative Action,” will take place from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. in 290 Art and Design. (Discussing and sharing ideas surrounding sustainability in Marquette County). Free to attend but limited to 20 people.
  • Thursday: A public artist talk will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday,  April 26, in 165 Art and Design. Free and open to the public.

*Holstad is a plein air graphic designer and citizen meteorologist based in Ojai, California. In addition to his role at Patagonia, he serves on the Environmental Media Grants Council and is the co-founder and director of Cabin-Time, a roaming creative residency to remote places.… Read the rest

‘Electrolaze’ EDM Laser Light Show – April 25

April 22, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– The Shiras Planetarium will be showing ‘Electrolaze’- an EDM Laser Light show this Wednesday, April 25, from 8:15- 9:10 p.m.

Peace, Love, Unity, Respect. Electrolaze is the perfect melding of lights and sounds as lasers carve incandescent trails across the beats, snaps, and wobbles of today’s electronic dance music. Prepare to experience dubstep, drum & bass, trance, and Dutch house as never before!

All tickets $10. Get your tickets at

Play List:

  • Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites – Skrillex
  • Internet Friends – Knife Party
  • Choose Your Weapon – Deadmau5
  • Man on the Run – Dash Berlin
  • Energy Wizard – Squarepusher
  • Hearbreaker (Laidback Luke Remix) – MSTRKRFT Feat. John Legend
  • Slam – Pendulum
  • Levels – Avicii
  • Derezzed (Avicii Remix) – Daft Punk
  • Chasing Summer – Tiësto

Doors open at 8:15 p.m. No late entry.

*Please note: Volume levels will be high and some imagery is intense.… Read the rest

NMU Class Helps Paralympian Improve Performance

April 22, 2018

Marquette, Mi.4/22/2018– After placing eighth in the 200-meter sprint kayak at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio, Kelly Allen was eager to elevate her performance. She possesses the upper-body strength required to paddle swiftly, but has no left leg function to push off the footboard and achieve maximum power on her stroke. The Kingsford native’s left femur, patella, and fibula have been missing since birth and her hip is underdeveloped. NMU Professor Sarah Clarke challenged students in her advanced mechanical kinesiology course to work with Allen and her longtime prosthetist Lynn Vanwelsenaers to design a custom prosthetic device that would allow the athlete to harness energy from her left side. Allen was on campus April 16-17 for fittings and related assessments in and out of the PEIF pool.

“The student design team had to figure out through research and talking to Kelly and Lynn what adaptive equipment they could attach to the prosthetic fitted for Kelly’s limb that would help her get more power in the kayak,” Clarke said.… Read the rest

Music by the Bay – April 25

April 22, 2018

Marquette, Mi. – Music by the Bay feat. Kurt & Kim is at the Iron Bay Restaurant & Drinkery this Wednesday, April 25 from 6:00- 9:00 p.m.

Music by the Bay is live music from Kurt & Kim. Enjoy the 70’s and 80’s cover music and great food.… Read the rest

Wine Wednesday! – April 25

April 22, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– Wine Wednesday is hosted by the American Legion Post 44 in Marquette this Wednesday, Aprill 25, from 3:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.

Come check out the selection of wines and meet fun people! Bring your friends for a glass or two to this re-occurring event every Wednesday until May 2.

If you’re not a member already, join the Legion so you can buy some wine and mingle!… Read the rest

Kindergarten Registration Make-Up Day, Marquette Area Public Schools – April 25

April 22, 2018

Marquette, Mi.– Marquette Area Public Schools will be holding a 2018-19 Kindergarten Registration Make-Up Day on Wednesday, April 25th, from 11:00 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. in the MAPS Superintendent’s Office, 1201 W. Fair Avenue.

Please bring child’s certified birth certificate, immunization record and proof of residency. Children do not need to be present to register. A kindergarten screening appointment for each child will be scheduled at this time. Kindergarten Screenings will be held the first week of May 2018.

Kindergarten is for children age 5 before September 1, 2018. If your child is ready for kindergarten and is 5 years old by December 1, 2018, you can still register for kindergarten provided you complete a waiver. Classes will be held five (5) full days per week.

Junior Kindergarten is for children age five (5) before December 1, 2018 (a waiver must be completed).… Read the rest

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