Preschool Storytime at the Library, April 27

April 24, 2018

Marquette, Mich. – Preschool Storytime will be offered on Friday, April 27 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Join the fun for books, songs, crafts and more for preschool-aged children. The event is free.

For more information call 226-4320, visit or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

VFW Fish Fry – April 27

April 24, 2018

Ishpeming, Mi.– The Ishpeming VFW Post 4573 will be holding a Fish Fry this Friday, April 27, from 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

Come and get some delicious Fish Fry this Friday. Don’t like fish? The VFW has that covered! They also offer Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Chicken, and their Famous Steak. All of the food comes with your choice of either baked or french fried potatoes, and cole slaw, and dessert.

The average cost is $12.

Any questions/comments: (906) 486-4856

Parent’s Night Out at the YMCA – April 27

April 24, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– Its Parent’s Night Out at the YMCA this Friday, April 27, from 5:30- 8:30 p.m.

Parents, take a night off and drop your kiddos at the YMCA of Marquette County for our Friday Nerf Fun Nights for ages 6-14.

Kids will enjoy Pizza, Swimming, and Nerf fun in the Gym. The first hour will be swimming and pizza. After pizza, we will head to the gym for a Nerf fight complete with giant foam shapes and cardboard box forts to hide behind! Pizza is supplied by Vangos.

*Nerf bullets and safety eye-wear will be provided. All you need to bring is a bathing suit, towel, and Nerf!

$25 for Members & $35 for Non-Members. (Pre-Registration is Required)

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention- Grant Applications Sought by Children’s Trust Fund

April 24, 2018

Marquette, Mich. — 04/24/2018 — The Children’s Trust Fund is seeking proposals from community-based organizations to provide services to prevent child abuse and neglect.

Successful grantees can receive up to $50,000 per year for four years beginning in October 2018.

This funding opportunity from the public nonprofit Children’s Trust Fund within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is for community-based secondary direct prevention programs/services designed to promote strong, nurturing families and prevent child abuse and neglect. The target population is families that have risks or challenges in their lives that could result in parenting and child development difficulties and the risk of child abuse or neglect.

The funding is not to support programs for children and families when child abuse and neglect already has been substantiated.

These Direct Services grants are currently funding innovative services statewide. Examples include:

  • Home visitation programs such as Healthy Families America and Parents as Teachers.
  • Services for families with incarcerated parents.
  • Parent Education Support Groups in family resource centers.
  • Positive Parenting using the Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) Model.

Grant applications must be submitted electronically through the MI E-Grants program. Applications will be accepted through May 22, 2018, at 3 p.m. The Children’s Trust Fund – Direct Service project period is Oct. 1, 2018 – Sept. 30, 2022.

For more information or to apply, visit the MI E-Grants website at and click the “About EGrAMS” link on the left panel to access the “Competitive Application Instructions” training manual. The complete request for proposal document can be accessed on the MI E-Grants website in the “Current Grants” section by clicking the “Children’s Trust Fund – Direct Services” link and accessing the “CTFDS-2019” grant program.

Free Fun Friday – April 27

April 24, 2018

Negaunee, Mi.– The Negaunee Public Library is hosting Free Fun Friday this Friday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Stop by at any time on Friday to make a free fun craft with your child. All supplies are provided and books related to the craft topic will be available to read.

Crafts are appropriate for children 3+. Children under 7 must be accompanied by a loving adult!

‘Dead Larry’ & ‘After Ours’ at the Ore Dock Brewing Company – April 27

April 24, 2018

Marquette, Mi.– Dead Larry & After Ours will be performing at the Ore Dock Brewing Company this Friday, April 27, at 9:00 p.m.

Dead Larry is one thing: Original. Their powerful blend of high energy rock, dance, and funk shakes the foundation of modern music. After nearly 10 years of writing, touring, and chasing the dream, Dead Larry has grown to be one of the most prominent independent rock bands coming out of the Midwest.

After Ours is a self-described “head-nod-jazz” duo from South Bend, IN. comprised of Eli Kahn (7-string guitars & madness) and Arthur Shroeder (drumset) with a unique approach to improvisation and dynamic range.

Free Admission // 21+



Players de Noc Presents: Dinner With Friends at the Bonifas – April 27 & 28

April 24, 2018

Escanaba, Mich.– Players de Noc presents: “Dinner With Friends” at the Bonifas Art Center this Friday & Saturday, April 27 & 28 from 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Plot: Karen and Gabe have been friends with Beth and Tom for over a decade, since introducing the two at their summer house on Martha’s Vineyard. During what was to be a normal dinner with friends, Beth, attending alone, announces their breakup. This sends Tom into a fury since he was unable to defend himself, despite being the one that left for another woman. The twists and turns from the past, present, and five months later leave Karen and Gabe, as well as the audience, questioning their own situation.

Please Note: This show contains strong language and may not be suitable for all audiences.


Michigan’s Safe Delivery Law Helping Save the Lives of Newborns

April 24, 2018

Marquette, Mich.04/24/2018 – As part of Child Abuse Prevention Month outreach efforts, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is urging Michigan citizens to learn about the state’s Safe Delivery Law, and how they can help keep babies safe by promoting awareness of the statute.

To highlight the importance of this potentially life-saving law, April 20 has been proclaimed Safe Delivery of Newborns Day by Gov. Rick Snyder.

Under the law, a biological parent may legally surrender an infant no more than 72 hours old to an emergency service provider. An emergency service provider is a uniformed or otherwise identified employee or contractor of a hospital, fire department or police station that is inside the building and on duty, or a paramedic or emergency medical technician, who responds to a 911 call.

“Tragically, newborn infants have died due to neglect and exposure after being abandoned. This reminds us of the importance of ensuring public awareness of the Safe Delivery Law,” said Nick Lyon, MDHHS director. “We urge all Michiganders to help spread the word about the safe, legal and anonymous option of surrendering an infant, who will then be placed with a loving adoptive family.”

Since the state law was enacted in 2001, more than 200 babies have been surrendered in Michigan.

To learn more about the Safe Delivery Law, visit or call the toll-free 24-hour hotline at 866-733-7733.

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