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Bobby Bullet performs at library

MARQUETTE – The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center’s Concert Series will feature Bobby Bullet at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Peter White Public Library Community Room. Bobby Bullet St. Germaine is a folk singer and songwriter whose work reflects his Ojibwe heritage.

A donation of $5 is requested at the door to defray the artist’s costs. For more information, call 228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org.

Probus Superiorland to meet

MARQUETTE – Probus Superiorland will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 5 at the Bonanza Restaurant in Marquette. Patti Cornish will present the program “Pet Partners in Marquette County.”

Retirees are welcome to join. For more information, call 486-8613.

Tourney buttons on sale

ISHPEMING – Tournament buttons are now on sale for the 126th Annual Ski Jumping Tournament at Suicide Hill Ski Bowl to be held Feb. 6. The tournament is hosted by the Ishpeming Ski Club.

Admission is per person, and tournament buttons may be purchased for $15 for adults, $10 for students and free to ages 12 and younger.

Trial rounds will start around 6 p.m. with competition jumping to follow. After the jumping concludes, a fireworks show will be presented.

A welcome reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 5 at the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame. The reception is open to the public.

For more information, call the Ishpeming Ski Club at 906-204-0520 or e-mail president@ishskiclub.com. Information can also be found on Facebook, by searching for Ishpeming Ski Club.

Formal dress resale at WHS

MARQUETTE – The NICE Community Schools Child & Family Resource Center will sponsor its Fourth Annual Formal/Prom Dress Resale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 16 at Westwood High School.

Dresses should be dropped off at the Westwood Media Center from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Feb. 6-15 and from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 16. Dresses must be priced at $200 or less. Twenty percent of the proceeds will go to the Family Resource Center, 80 percent to the seller.

All dresses will be sold “as is” with no returns or exchanges.

Unsold dresses must be picked up by 3:30 p.m. on sale day unless prior arrangements have been made. Any dresses not picked up will be donated to the Women’s and Children’s Center on Feb. 20. For more information, call Donna Ballweber at 485-3178.

Japan culture classes offered

MARQUETTE – A four-week series of after-school classes for first- through fifth-graders will run from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 6 at the Arts and Culture Center in Peter White Public Library in Marquette. Students will learn basic Japanese words or phrases, how to eat with chopsticks and how to write their names in Japanese calligraphy. They also will create shapes using origami and get to taste Japanese foods.

The program is taught by Tomoko Inoue, cultural program associate from the Great Lakes Center for Youth Development. For information or to register, call 228-0472.

Kindergarten registration set

NEGAUNEE – Negaunee Public Schools will hold registration for young fives and kindergarten from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Lakeview Elementary School cafeteria. This is an information and registration meeting for parents. Children need not attend. On registration night, parents should bring their child’s state-issued birth certificate, immunization record and a current picture. Children must be 5 by Nov. 1. For more information or to sign up for registration, call 475-7803, ext. 0.

Screenings will take place April 15-19 at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Appointments will be made for the screening during registration night.

Blues logo contest entries sought

MARQUETTE – The Marquette Area Blues Society is seeking entries for its annual logo contest for the 10th annual Marquette Area Blues Fest, which will be held over Labor Day weekend in Marquette. Submissions must be postmarked by Feb. 15. For more information, including official rules and entry forms, visit www.marquetteareabluessociety.com or call Mark Hamari at 906-235-9690.

Group to discuss Larson book

MARQUETTE – The Peter White Public Library Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Dandelion Cottage Room at the library to discuss “In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin” by Erik Larson. New members are welcome. For more information, call Caroline Jordan at 226-4312.

Kaleidoscope fun fair at NMU

MARQUETTE – Kaleidoscope 2013, the kids educational fun fair, will take place from noon to 4 p.m. March 2 at the Northern Michigan University Superior Dome in Marquette.

This is the fair’s 21st anniversary.

For a registration form to host a booth at the fair, email Jan Hutchens at kaleidoscopefunfair@yahoo.com. For more information about the event, email Hutchens or call Carl Bammert at 227-2465.

There is no cost to host a booth. The deadline to register a booth is Feb. 8.

Annual chocolate festival at NMU

MARQUETTE – Superior Alliance for Independent Living will host its 4th Annual Chocolate Festival from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Great Lakes Room of the Bottum University Center at Northern Michigan University.

There will be live music, door prizes, a silent auction and chocolate from local chocolatiers. Attendees may sample desserts from local restaurants, bakeries and cottage bakers.

Tickets cost $5 and will be available at the door the evening of the event, or in advance at the SAIL office, 1200 Wright St., Suite A in Marquette. All proceeds from the event will benefit SAIL and its inclusive social and recreation program for individuals with disabilities.

Co-sponsors of the 2013 Chocolate Festival include Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Simply Superior Catering and Events and many other local businesses and restaurants.

NAMI offers 12-week course

MARQUETTE – The National Alliance On Mental Illness of Alger and Marquette counties is offering a 12-week free course that offers help for families or friends deal with the issues of living with a loved one who has a major mental illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or major depression.

This program is sponsored by NAMI as part of a nationwide commitment to provide a series of classes. To date, more than 150,000 family members in 48 states across the country have completed the course.

Three recently trained educators have identified the need in our area for continued support and education. A spouse is in and out of mental hospitals and suffering from schizophrenia. A grown child returns home to live with his parents because his bipolar disorder does not allow him to function in society. A young daughter is diagnosed as suffering from major depression. The course is designed to help families and friends realize they are not alone in dealing with these kinds of crises.

The weekly course is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 12 through April 30 at 129 W. Baraga Ave. in Marquette.

For more information or to register, call educators Louise Wilcox at 235-0231, Niki Richardson at 458-1547 or Cindy K. Bertucci at 360-7107.

Registration deadline is Feb. 10.

Glacier Glide entries sought

MARQUETTE – The Lake Superior Art Association’s 25th Annual Glacier Glide Winter Outdoor Art Exhibit will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 16 at Presque Isle Park in Marquette.

Adult artwork will be displayed outdoors and will be accessible by hiking, snowshoeing or skiing. Youth-made art will be displayed inside the pavilion. There is no entry or admission fee and refreshments will be provided.

Ribbons and more than $1,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. Viewers vote for the people’s choice and “Best of Snow” awards. This non-juried show requires works that will stand up to the winter elements and large enough to be seen from the trail.

Pick up entry forms at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center at Peter White Library, Northern Michigan University Art Department, Oasis Gallery and Zero Degrees Gallery in Marquette, Gwinn-Sawyer Chamber, Ishpeming-Negaunee Chamber and Munising Chamber.

For more information or to register, call 225-0254 or e-mail cdeo@charter.net, subject Glacier Glide. Registration is open until Feb. 15.