The MRHC Presents A South Marquette Walking Tour August 21st

August 20, 2019

Marquette, MI – The Marquette Regional History Center (MRHC) presents: South Marquette Walking Tour on Wednesday, August 21st at 6:30 pm.

Back by popular demand, join Jim Koski for a walking tour of one of Marquette’s first neighborhoods, and hear stories about the working class immigrants and colorful characters that helped build the Marquette we know today. Meet at the Mares-Z-Doats parking lot.

$5 suggested donation. Visit marquettehistory.org or call 906.226.3571 for more info.

Funday Sunday Outdoor Concert Series August 18th

August 17, 2019

Bark River, MI – Northern Sun Winery is hosting U-P Gumbo on Sunday, August 18th. Minimum ticket donation is $10 in advance and $15 at the door and include a vineyard and wine cellar tour at 3 pm ET, two wine samples, and music at 4 pm.

Bring a blanket, picnic and/or friends you will have a great time. No carry-ins allowed.

The U-P Gumbo Band was formed in Marquette about six years ago to perform Louisiana music for Mardi Gras at the local Lagniappe Cajun-Creole Eatery, and they still perform there and elsewhere around the region.

All seasoned musicians, the quartet includes multi-instrumentalist and singer Warren Hantz, resonator guitarist and singer Bill Hart, stand-up bass player Bob Guidebeck, and percussionist Randy “da Bones Man” Seppela.

100% of the ticket proceeds will be donated to DCNT to create and maintain sustainable non-motorized, multi-use trail systems in and connecting Delta County that use the region’s natural assets and expand recreational opportunities for residents and visitors. http://dcntrails.com/about/

Tickets for U-P Gumbo at Northern Sun Winery Outdoor Concert Series are available at Northern Sun Winery, Delta County Chamber of Commerce or https://www.northernsunwinery.com/shop

Marquette MOPS Open House August 15th

August 14, 2019

Marquette, MI – What is Motherhood?! At MOPS, moms gather and support moms. We believe in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together, face to face. That’s why we rally women to come together in their own neighborhoods and help each other through this thing called motherhood, one gathering at a time.

Marquette MOPS meets every second Thursday night of the month starting in September.

Come to our Open House on Thursday, August 15th at Messiah Lutheran Church from 6-7 pm to find out more. We welcome all moms from all backgrounds but focus on mothers with children in the preschool age or younger.

Northern Vegans Potluck at Miners Park August 12th

August 11, 2019

Negaunee, MI – Northern Vegans will host a potluck at Miners Park in Negaunee on Monday, August 12th at 6:00 pm.

Join Northern Vegans for a vegan picnic potluck under the pavilion at Miners’ Park at 800 Mass St (along M-28/41) in Negaunee. Please bring your own beverage, plates, cups, utensils, and a vegan dish to share.

Vegan omits all animal products including: meat, dairy, eggs, and honey. All are welcome, no need to RSVP. If the weather is very unfavorable, we’ll meet for the potluck in the Shiras Room on the second floor of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front St in Marquette. Visit Northern Vegans’ Facebook page and northernvegans.com or call 236-1279 and 475-5516 for more information, including about a move due to the weather.

Creating Confident Caregivers Workshop August 12th

August 9, 2019

Marquette, MI – Creating Confident Caregivers is an exciting new program in select regions of Michigan, for family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss. Creating Confident Caregivers is a six-session workshop led by trained dementia care specialists. This university tested program provides participants with information, skills and attitudes to manage stress and increase their effectiveness as a Caregiver.

Creating Confident Caregivers is once again available in the Marquette area, brought to you in part by the U.P. Area Agency on Aging/UPCAP. There is no charge to participants for the weekly sessions or materials and respite care may be available through participating area agencies while caregivers attend the workshop.

The next “Creating Confident Caregivers” workshop starts August 12, 2019 in Marquette. This is a six week workshop which meets once each week on Monday’s from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm. at the Alzheimer’s Association 309 S. Front Street. If you are interested in participating in this workshop contact UPCAP by dialing 2-1-1, or visit us on the web at www.upcap.org.

Seney National Wildlife Refuge Jr. Duck Stamp Exhibit in August

August 8, 2019

Seney, MI – The Seney National Wildlife Refuge will house a Jr. Duck Stamp Exhibit from August 9th to 25th at the Visitor Center. The exhibit features the top entries as judged in the Jr. Duck Stamp Art Contest.

Reading Space Station #3 at PWPL August 9th and 10th

August 8, 2019

Marquette, MI – Reading Space Station #3 is Friday, August 9th from 11 am-7 pm and Saturday August, 10th from 10 am-5 pm. in the Peter White Public Library Community Room. Have you completed reading, or being read to, for at least 20 minutes a day for at least 10 days? If so, bring your reading log and come choose your first free book! Participants who have completed the challenge for the first time will also be entered into the drawing for a chance to win the Grand Prize: a bike from Down Wind Sports, sponsored by the NMU Forest Roberts Theatre. Don’t forget your reading log!

Books are NOT available for purchase. This is the last Reading Space Station of the summer, and the deadline to be entered to win the grand prize. A small selection of books will be available until school begins if you missed one or all of the Reading Space Stations. No admission charge. For more information call 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info, or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

Chess for Kids at PWPL August 9th

August 8, 2019

Marquette, MI – Chess for Kids at PWPL is Friday, August 9th from 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm in the Peter White Public Library Great Room. Chess for intermediate & above. We will match skill levels between opponents as best as possible. This program is for ages 6 and up.

Feel free to bring a friend! Boards provided, but you are welcome to bring your own as well. For more information, call 226-4323, visit pwpl.info, or check out the Peter White Public Library Youth Services page on Facebook.

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