Preschool Storytime at PWPL May 3rd

May 2, 2019

Marquette, MI – Preschool Storytime will take place on Friday, May 3rd from 1:00 pm -2:00 pm in the Peter White Public Library Great Room. Join us for books, songs, crafts and more, for preschool aged children. For more information call 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

Victim Services Training Offered – May 3rd Registration Deadline

May 2, 2019

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University’s Serving Native Survivors Circle project will hold professional development training titled “Privileging American Indian Ways of Knowing in Victim Services.” The free training is designed for tribal victim services employees, with an opportunity for CEUs available. Non-tribal victim services employees, along with students in Native American studies and social work, are also welcome to attend.

Invited guest presenters include Michael Yellow Bird (Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara), professor and director of the Tribal Indigenous Studies program at North Dakota State University. His work focuses on decolonizing social work approaches, along with indigenous peoples’ health and cultural rights. Former Minnesota state representative Susan Allen (Rosebud Sioux and Anishinaabe) will address policy and challenges with victim services.

The sessions will take place from 1-5 pm on Thursday, May 9th and 8 am-4 pm on Friday, May 10th in Whitman Hall 136. The registration deadline is Friday, May 3rd. To register, call 227-2103 or email conteduc@nmu.edu. For more information regarding the training, contact the NMU Social Work Department at 227-2706 or email Abigail Wyche at awyche@nmu.edu.

The Native Circle project seeks to increase internship opportunities and other incentives for NMU students wanting to work in the field of social work and with tribal communities.

Spring Land Jam May 3rd

May 2, 2019

Hancock, MI – The Keweenaw Land Trust welcomes Charlie Millard to the Orpheum Theatre in Hancock for the Spring Land Jam on Friday, May 3rd at 7:00 pm. Local musician Lena Maude will open for Millard beginning at 8pm, Charlie will go on at 8:30 pm. The fundraiser will raise funds for summer projects.

SAYT 2019 Play Festival May 3-5

May 2, 2019

Marquette, MI – With three casts including over 70 local youth performers, Superior Arts Youth Theater will present their second annual Play Festival at Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre and Panowski Black Box Theatre, May 3-5, 2019.

The first production in the festival is an adaptation of the classic German folk tale Hansel and Gretel directed by Nathan Morgan, which follows the brother and sister lost in the forest after their trail of breadcrumbs disappears. Sent into a deep sleep by the Sandman and Angel, the two are visited by dwarves, elves, and other mysterious creatures. Awakening only to wander into the candy house of the Witch, the pair must use their wits to escape. The fun and very sweet adventures of Hansel and Gretel will be presented on Friday, May 3 at NMU’s Forest Roberts Theatre.

Three performances of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It directed by Teagan Sturmer will be performed in NMU’s Panowski Black Box Theatre. Rosalind, betrayed by her evil aunt, is forced to disguise herself as a young man and flee the kingdom with her cousin, Celia, and the court jester, Touchstone. The trio find refuge in the Forest of Arden where they encounter all sorts of colorful characters; Phoebe and Audrey, two larger-than-life shepherdesses, Jaques, a sad and cynical gentleman, and Orlando, Rosalind’s true love. Through wit and humor, she is able to win the heart of Orlando and is delivered from her evil aunt.

The third and final production of the festival, Brave Little Tailor directed by Taylor Koski, will be presented Sunday, May 5 at NMU’s Forest Roberts Theatre. This play begins when Chris climbs into his Grandmother’s attic, plays a magical ocarina, and a mysterious storyteller with spirits and elves appear. The Storyteller sends Chris (and his trusty cat Keara) into the fable as the little tailor himself. Along the way he encounters a not-so-bright giant, the royal court, two vain dragons, a mysterious unicorn, and the dreaded Swamp Monster.

Hansel and Gretel will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, May 3 at the Forest Roberts Theatre. As You Like It will be presented at 3 p.m and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4 and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5 at the Panowski Black Box Theatre. Brave Little Tailor will be presented at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 5 at the Forest Roberts Theatre. Advance tickets are on sale now: $12 for adults and $7 for students. Tickets purchased at the door will be $15 and $9, respectively. Tickets are available online at https://nmu.universitytickets.com/w/ (there is a print at home option), by phone at 906-227-1032 or in person at any NMU ticketing outlet, including the Berry Events Center, University Bookstore, Superior Dome or the Forest Roberts Theatre.

SAYT is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan that seeks to empower young people ages 3-18 through educational, performance and technical theater opportunities. You can learn more about SAYT by visiting saytheater.org or liking Superior Arts Youth Theater on Facebook.

NMU Board Meeting May 3rd

May 2, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Friday, May 3rd. Committee meetings are scheduled from 8:30-10:45 am.The formal/business session is scheduled from 11 am to noon in 602 Cohodas Hall. For the agenda and supporting materials, visit nmu.edu/boardbook.

LEGO Crew at PWPL May 3rd

May 2, 2019

Marquette, MI – LEGO Crew will meet on Friday, May 3rd from 4:30 pm-5:30 pm in the Peter White Public Library Great Room. Meet other LEGO enthusiasts and build LEGO projects. Family friendly. LEGOs provided. For more information call 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info, or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.