Downtown Marquette Farmers Market Opens May 25th

May 20, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market opens for the 2019 season on Saturday, May 25th, at the Marquette Commons, 112 South Third Street, in Downtown Marquette. The Saturday Market will run every Saturday through December 14, and is open from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

The Saturday Market will feature more than 60 vendors throughout the season, selling locally produced food and handmade artisan goods. Live music sponsored by UP North Roast will be performed weekly by a variety of musicians from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. Special programming and food demonstrations are scheduled throughout the season.

In addition to the traditional Saturday Market, a Wednesday Evening Market will be held at the Marquette Commons from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm beginning June 12th and will run through September 25th. More than a dozen farmers and artisans will be on-hand for convenient mid-week shopping.

The Power of Produce (POP) program will continue during the Saturday Market this season. Funding for POP is provided by Ishpeming Lions Club, Marquette County ACHIEVE, Marquette Local Food Fest, Negaunee Lions Clubs, Orthodontic Specialists of Marquette, Partridge Creek Farm and Upper Peninsula Health Plan.

The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market accepts cash, credit/debit cards, SNAP benefits, Senior Market FRESH and WIC Project FRESH. Double Up Food Bucks and Hoophouses for Health vouchers are distributed to qualifying customers.

For more information and a complete schedule of musicians and demonstrations, visit the Downtown Marquette Farmers Market website www.mqtfarmersmarket.com or Facebook page, facebook.com/downtownmqtfarmersmarket/ or contact Myra Zyburt, Market Manager, at (906)362-3276 or marketmanager@mqtfarmersmarket.com.

The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market on Saturday’s runs until the month of December.

The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market is sponsored by the Marquette Downtown Development Authority.

Chronic Pain Self-Management Program Begins June 5th

May 20, 2019

Marquette, MI – Do you live with pain that has lasted longer than 3-6 months? The Chronic Pain Self-Management program is a six-week program that teaches practical skills for living with (or caring for someone with) any type of health condition that causes chronic pain, such as Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Arthritis, or Lupus.

The program focuses on self-care, learning new strategies for managing pain, and gentle exercises to help manage pain. Group meets for 2 1/2 hours once a week. The program will be held in at the Lost Creek Community Center in Marquette on Wednesdays, starting June 5th from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm. There is no cost to attend. The program is brought to you by UPCAP. Registration is required, as space is limited. Register by calling 906-372-3268.

Upper Peninsula Community Rowing Club Informational Meeting May 21st

May 20, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Upper Peninsula Community Rowing Club (UP Rowing) is again hosting a Meet and Greet and Information meeting at the Ore Dock Brewery. The event takes place on Tuesday, May 21st from 6 pm -8 pm. Any adult with the desire to learn to row is invited to attend. Youth that are 14 and up are invited to attend as well but will need to have a parent present. Snacks, drinks and door prizes will be given out at the gathering.

The Upper Peninsula Community Rowing Club was founded in 2004 and has currently grown to over 70 members. Our mission is to promote the sport of rowing in Marquette County. The club hosts Learn to Row sessions starting in June for both youth and adults. Everyone with a desire to learn is welcome. For more information, contact Gail Brayden at gbrayden@charter.net or go to our web site uprowing.com. You can also search Upper Peninsula Community Rowing Club for our Facebook page where you can find more information about the Learn to Row programs and the Meet and Greet event.

NMU Offers Public Tours of Northern Center May 21st

May 20, 2019

Marquette, MI – Northern Michigan University will offer free public tours of the Phase I renovation of The Northern Center, formerly the University Center. They are scheduled from 11 am to 2 pm on Tuesday, May 21st. Participants will see the Grand Ballroom and associated integrated technology, including pull-down screens and the projector, along with the new bookstore, pre-function space, service corridor and restrooms.

Upgrades to parking outside The Northern Center are underway. Construction material will be relocated so that new asphalt can be applied. There will also be islands in the existing parking lot. Landscaping enhancements at and nearby the lot will be completed in phases, beginning with the restoration of the Carillon Towers. Crews will install new benches, plant flowers around the towers and trim select trees that are encroaching on the site.

Phase II work on The Northern Center will continue through the summer. Completion is scheduled for the second week of September, with a dedication scheduled during Homecoming week.