Food co-op to screen ‘Tapped’
MARQUETTE – The Marquette Food Co-op will host a screening of the film “Tapped,” at 6 p.m. Thursday.
The film examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on health, climate change, pollution, and reliance on oil. Admission is free, and snacks from the co-op will be provided. For more information, call 225-0671, ext. 21.
Experience Works session set
MARQUETTE – Experience Works will hold an open information session from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 4 at the Goodwill Resource Center next to the Goodwill store on U.S. 41 West, Marquette.
Experience Works is funded under the Older American’s Act and provides paid training for seniors 55 and older who meet income guideline and are not presently working. For more information, call 346-9410.
NMU offers GMAT course
MARQUETTE – A prep course for the Graduate Management Admissions Test will be offered by the Northern Michigan University College of Business starting March. 13. The six-week course will meet from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, through April 27.
The GMAT is a standardized, computer-based assessment exam consisting of four main sections: quantitative, verbal, integrated reasoning and an analytical writing assessment. Business schools worldwide use this test as a criterion for admission into a wide range of graduate management programs. Each session of the NMU prep course consists of a lecture covering material presented on the test, as well as exercise questions and test-taking strategies for each section of the GMAT.
The course $100 registration cost includes all 12 sessions, exercise problems and handouts. Registration deadline is March 4. For details and registration information, visit www.nmu.edu/business.
SERA chapter to meet in Esky
ESCANABA – The Upper Peninsula Chapter 16 of the State Employee Retirees Association will hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. March 4 in the conference room of the state office building in Escanaba.
The group encourages all members and their guests to attend. Refreshments will be served.
Timber, Taxes workshop offered
ESCANABA – In cooperation with the Michigan Association of Conservation Districts and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Marquette and Alger County Conservation Districts are sponsoring a basic “Timber and Taxes” workshop for forest landowners, forestry consultants, tax preparers, and others. The workshops will be presented by Dr. Karen Potter-Witter from the Michigan State University Department of Forestry. The program is an introduction to the topic of federal income tax provisions related to forestland management and timber sales. The program will cover the basics that most forest owners need to be aware of in order to make good decisions about the federal income tax ramifications of having a timber sale. There will also be a brief discussion about Michigan’s Commercial Forest Act and Qualified Forest Property Act.
Topics will include deductibility of forest management expenses, reporting timber sale income, minimizing income tax on timber sales but using capital gains treatment and important IRS forms to file. The cost is $20 for a family, $25 for walk-in. Workshops will be held as follows:
- March 5 – 6 to 9 a.m., Sault Ste. Marie, Soo Township Municipal Hall. For information, call Chippewa/Luce/Mackinac Conservation District at 906-635-1276.
- March 6 – 7-10 a.m., Escanaba, Bay College. Call Delta Conservation District at 906-553-7700.
- March 7 – 6-9 a.m. CST, Crystal Falls, Iron County Court House. Call Iron Conservation District at 906-875-3765.
For more information, call Matt Watkeys at 226-2461, ext. 128.
Pain management workshop set
MARQUETTE – UPCAP (the Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress) is offering a free six-week chronic pain management workshop from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 5 through April 9 at the Superior Alliance for Independent Living, 1200 Wright St., Suite A, Marquette. 6-228-5744. Call the Marquette UPCAP office at 906-228-6169.
Group to discuss ‘Mockingbird’
MARQUETTE – The Peter White Library Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. March 5 in the Dandelion Cottage Room at Peter White Library to discuss “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee.
The story is of 6-year-old Scout Finch, her older brother Jem, and their father, Atticus, a small-town Alabama lawyer assigned to defend Tom Robinson, a black man falsely accused of rape. The reaction of the town, the dignity of Robinson, and the character of their father affect both children as they navigate the path from childhood innocence to adult understanding. New members are welcome. For more information, call Caroline Jordan, 226-4312.
Library to screen ‘Lion in Winter’
MARQUETTE – Afternoon Classic Films will screen “The Lion in Winter” at 1:30 p.m. March 4 in the Peter White Public Library Community Room.
The film, set in 1183 AD, revolves around aging King Henry II, played by Peter O’Toole, and his three sons who all want to inherit the throne. They and his estranged wife, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, played by Katharine Hepburn, variously plot to force him to commit to a choice of who will be the next king. Meanwhile, Henry’s mistress adds to the drama by demanding either a wedding or the return of her dowry.
The film runs for 134 minutes.
Admission is free due to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Messiah to host community meal
MARQUETTE – Messiah Lutheran Church will host its monthly community meal at 5:30 p.m. March 6 at the church, 305 W. Magnetic St., Marquette. All are welcome.
For more information, visit marquettelutherans.org or call 225-1119.
Labor-Management conference set
HARRIS – The U.P. Labor-Management Council Inc. will hold its annual conference titled “Labor and Management: Working Together for a Better Tomorrow” Thursday, March 7 at the Island Resort and Casino Conference Center in Harris. The one-day conference will feature several educational seminars for participants.
“Pay or Play (Under the Affordable Care Act: What Does It Mean to You?)” will be the first seminar offered by Joyce Snow, HR Partner.
For a complete list of the days events or to register, call 906-466-0155 or visit www.uplmc.com.