Sixth Annual Baraga Avenue Harvest Fest

October 3, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 3, 2018 – The sixth annual Baraga Avenue Harvest Fest will take place on Saturday, October 6, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the 100 block of West Baraga Avenue between Front Street and Third Street.

Events for all ages will take place throughout the festival, including a petting zoo, Paint Baraga Avenue Chalk Painting Contest, local vendors, a pasty eating contest, carousel, children’s activities and more! Music will be provided by Troy Graham at 3:00 p.m. and Conga Se Menne at 5:30. The annual pasty eating contest, sponsored by Jean Kays Pasties, will take place at 4:45. A wide variety of food vendors and food trucks from the local area will be on hand.

“This is a wonderful, family friendly festival celebrating autumn in Downtown Marquette,” said Tara Laase-McKinney, Promotions and Events Coordinator for the Marquette Downtown Development Authority. “There’s something here for everyone, and Baraga Avenue is such a wonderful backdrop for this event.”

This year’s events are sponsored by Meijer, with additional support from with Double Trouble Entertainment, Jean Kay’s Pasties & Subs, the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, and the Marquette Downtown Development Authority.

NMU Administrative/Professional Union Ratifies Contract

October 3, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 3, 2018 – Northern Michigan University’s UAW 2178 union, which represents administrative/professional employees, has ratified a three-year contract. Of the members who voted on Oct. 1, 80 percent approved the agreement.

The contract is effective Oct. 1, 2018 through Sept. 30, 2021. Terms include across-the-board 2 percent wage increases for each of the three years of the contract. The first year will also include a one-time $500 payment per employee, which will not impact base salaries.

The contract is pending approval by the NMU Board of Trustees.

Forest Roberts Theatre Presents Fringe Festival

October 3, 2018

Marquette, MI October 3, 2018 – Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will present “Fringe Festival: Fighting for the Arts.” Each production is a collection of theater, music and dance pieces performed, directed and choreographed by NMU students. Productions will include Doubt, a contemporary dance piece with original choreography by Shannon Stilwell; Beauté, a contemporary dance piece with original choreography by Jill Grundstrom; Jule, an excerpt from a swashbuckler comedy by Shelley Russell; and Twelfth Night, an excerpt from the famous comedy by William Shakespeare.

Performances are scheduled in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4-Saturday, Oct. 6, and Wednesday, Oct. 10-Saturday, Oct. 13. There will be an additional 1 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Oct. 13. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for high school students, and $5 for NMU students.

The concept of a Fringe Festival started in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1947, when eight theatre groups were shunned from the Edinburgh International Festival. The Fringe Festival at FRT follows this idea. It was initially put together to allow graduating seniors to showcase capstone projects, but also features work from various students in the theatre and dance program.

For more information, visit nmu.edu/frt.

Respite Education and Support Tools (REST) Training Beginning October 23rd

October 3, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 3, 2018 – Providing help to a caregiver? FREE training is available!

Respite Education and Support Tools (REST)

REST is an originally designed educational course that provides respite training to adults and teens who want to offer care to those in need and provide assistance to their caregivers. As a REST companion (volunteer or paid), you give the gift of your time to provide a valuable service. As a REST trained companion/respite provider you will spend one-on-one time with an adult or senior, giving only as much time as you are willing and able to give. The ultimate goal of this training course is to assist individuals to become effective companions and respite workers by learning the three key steps of support: Prepare, Care and Connect.

REST training is now available in the Marquette area, brought to you by the U.P. Area Agency on Aging/UPCAP and Marquette Aging Services. There is no charge to participants for this training or materials provided. Class will be held in two half day segments with lunch and snacks provided.

The REST training will be provided on two half days Tuesday, October 23 and Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Attendance both days are required in order to receive certification as a REST companion. The training will be from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. with time built in for lunch and breaks. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to class start time. If you are interested in participating this training please contact 1-800-305-8137, dial 2-1-1 or visit us on the web at www.upcap.org.

Free Family Caregiver Training Beginning October 22nd

October 3, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 3, 2018 – Are you a family caregiver? FREE training is available!

Is the stress of caregiving affecting your health and disrupting your life? If so, attend the Powerful Tools for Caregivers series (PTC). This highly effective, self-care program for family caregivers, builds the skills caregivers need to better care for themselves as they provide care for others. Caregiver participants learn to minimize the potentially negative impacts of caregiving emphasizing self-care and empowerment.

Caregivers benefit from the PTC 6-week series of classes whether they are:

· Spouses/partners of an adult with a chronic condition

· Adult children of aging parents

· Long-distance caregivers

· In differing stages in their caregiving role

PTC training is now available in the Marquette area brought to you by the U.P. Area Agency on Aging/UPCAP. There is no charge to participants for this training and a caregiver manual and resources are included.

The next “PTC” training will start on October 22, 2018 in Marquette. This is a six week workshop which meets once each week on Mondays from 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to class start time, pre-registration is required. If you are interested in participating this training please contact: 1-800-305-8137, dial 2-1-1 or visit us on the web at www.upcap.org.

Negaunee City Council Special Budget Meeting

October 3, 2018

Negaunee, MIOctober 3, 2018 – Negaunee City Council will hold a special budget meeting on Thursday, October 4 at 6:00 PM at the Negaunee Senior Center. Below is the agenda:

 

AGENDA
NEGAUNEE CITY COUNCIL
SPECIAL MEETING/BUDGET SESSION
THURSDAY OCTOBER 4, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
NEGAUNEE SENIOR CENTER

CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE TO FLAG
ROLL CALL
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
PUBLIC COMMENT
BROWN AVE PAVING BID
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN
2019 BUDGET
PUBLIC COMMENT
COUNCIL COMMENT
ADJOURNMENT

Downtown Marquette Farmer’s Market – October 6

October 3, 2018

Marquette, Mich.10/06/2018– Come see what the locals have to offer at the Downtown Marquette Farmer’s Market in the Marquette Commons this Saturday, October 6, from 9:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m.

There is plenty to browse around for like: Fresh Michigan-grown produces, other farm-produced goods, baked goods, and various artisan wares.

Come see what the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market has to offer every Saturday until December 15th. Check out www.mqtfarmersmarket.com!

Iron Mountain Farmers’ Market – October 6

October 3, 2018

Iron Mountain, Mi.– The Iron Mountain Farmers’ Market will be at the Library’s Parking lot in downtown Iron Mountain this Saturday, October 6, from 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Come see what the locals have for sale! All of the vendors grow or make all of the items for sale.

  • fresh produce
  • baked goods
  • honey, jams & jellies
  • artisan goods
  • handmade items & so much more!

Open every Saturday until October 20!

http://www.ironmountainfarmersmarket.com/

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