Wheel Classes for Beginners to Advanced – November 1

October 29, 2018

Calumet, Mi. – The Calumet Art Center is offering wheel classes for beginners to advanced this Thursday, November 1 from 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Ed Gray will teach interested people how to use the wheel or learn more. Schedule your own 2-hour sessions at any time that suits your needs (between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.).

  • Choosing your starting date and signing up when you register is required. Only one student per scheduled time.

Call (906) 934- 2228 for more information or to register.

Free Flu Shot Clinics for Veterans

October 29, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 29, 2018 – Flu vaccinations are now available for Veterans enrolled in VA health care. Veterans may request the flu shot at their regularly scheduled VA appointments.

Veterans enrolled in VA healthcare may also get vaccinated during free walk-in flu shot clinics at VA community based VA clinics throughout the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin during the following dates and times:

• At the Hancock, MI VA Clinic (787 Market Street, Suite 9) on Friday, October 26, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (ET) and Friday, November 2, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. (ET).
• At the Ironwood, MI VA Clinic (629 West Cloverland Drive, Suite 1) on Monday, October 29, and Friday, November 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (CT) each day.
• At the Manistique, MI VA Clinic (813 East Lakeshore Drive) on Monday, October 29; Tuesday, November 6; and Wednesday, November 7, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (ET) each day.
• At the Marquette, MI VA Clinic (1414 West Fair Avenue, Suite 285) on Fridays, November 2 and 9, from 12 to 3 p.m. (ET) each day.
• At the Menominee, MI VA Clinic (1110 10th Avenue, Suite 101) on Fridays October 26 and November 9, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CT) each day.
• At the Rhinelander, WI VA Clinic (639 West Kemp Street) every Friday from October 26 to November 23, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (CT).
• At the Sault Ste. Marie, MI VA Clinic (509 Osborn Blvd, Suite 306) on Wednesdays October 31 and November 7, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (ET) each day.

No appointment is necessary. Veterans may call (800) 215-8262, extension 34758, for updated VA Flu Shot Clinics in the Upper Peninsula and northeast Wisconsin.

“Some people are worried that getting the flu shot will give them the flu, but that is a myth since flu shots either contain inactivated flu viruses or no viruses at all per the CDC,” said Ann Mattson, RN, Infection Control Nurse at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain.

Another misconception is that the flu shot prevents the stomach flu.

“The flu is a respiratory disease, not a stomach or intestinal ailment, therefore the flu shot is not going to prevent what many call the ‘stomach flu’,” added Mattson.

Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program Informational Meeting November 1st

October 29, 2018

Marquette, MIOctober 29, 2018 – Youth ages 11-13 (or grades 5-7) and their parents are invited to learn about a program starting this fall in Marquette that assists youth in this age group to transform themselves and their communities.

The “Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program” is an approach that sees in these young people the qualities of altruism, an acute sense of justice, eagerness to learn about the universe, and a desire to contribute to the construction of a better world. Activities include readings and discussions, service projects based on community needs as identified by the participants, and fun activities that build group cohesion. Attend an informational session on  Thursday, November 1st from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. to meet the adult facilitators and see materials that will be used in the program.

Contact Christine Swadley at cswadley@charter.net for more details.