Library to screen ‘Iron Lady’
MARQUETTE – In celebration of March as Women’s History Month, Peter White Public Library presents the film “The Iron Lady” at 6 p.m. Thursday in the library’s community room.
Starring Meryl Streep as the elderly Margaret Thatcher, who talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.
Also starring Jim Broadbent and Richard E. Grant, the film was released in 2011, is rated PG-13 and runs for 105 minutes. Viewers may bring a take-out supper to enjoy as they view this film series featuring Best Leading Actress Oscar winners portraying real women.
Admission is free due to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Breakfast Rotary offers grants
MARQUETTE – Grants are available through the Marquette Breakfast Rotary Club to benefit projects and causes that support Marquette area youth. The deadline to submit a proposal to the club for its 2013 fund distribution is March 22.
Past projects and causes supported by Marquette Breakfast Rotary include after-school programs, youth recreation, art, and science programs, youth scholarships, and programs assisting troubled youth or youth with special needs. Grants typically range in size from $200 to $2,000.
The club’s contributions committee will evaluate the proposals, and awards will be made by the club’s board following review of the committee’s recommendations.
Grants are made possible by Marquette Breakfast Rotary’s major annual fundraiser, the Land & Sea Benefit Dinner and Auction, held the fourth Saturday in June at Frazier’s Lake Superior Yacht Yard.
Soup luncheon at Trinity
ISHPEMING – A soup luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 414 E. Ridge St. in Ishpeming.
A variety of homemade soups, breads, bars, milk and coffee will be available. The cost is $4.50 for adults, $2.50 for children. For more information, call 486-6791.
Steelworker retirees to meet
MARQUETTE – The Marquette Range Steelworkers Retiree’s Club will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ronn Hall in Negaunee. New members are welcome.
Wolf petition signing slated
MARQUETTE – Keep Wolves Protected Petition Signing Event for all ages will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Ore Dock Brewery in Marquette. Anyone interested in supporting the referendum to MI PA 520 is welcome. Volunteers for the committee to Keep Michigan Wolves Protected will be on hand to provide information regarding the campaign, as well as providing an opportunity to sign the petition allowing for a 2014 ballot decision in regard to the gray wolf’s classification status.
Live music will be provided by Papa Crow, Michael Waite and Kerry Yost and the Drone Wolves. Border Grill will provide food from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.keepwolvesprotected.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of Museum to meet
MARQUETTE – The Marquette Regional History Center will hold a “Friends of the Museum” meeting at 10 a.m. Friday. Participants will see a collection of Stanley Kellogg pottery and a collection of antique medical instruments.
Coffee, rolls and discussion will follow about how this group can enjoy quarterly programs and learn about opportunities to become more involved or volunteer at the History Center.
For more information, call 226-3571.
Transition Reading Group to meet
MARQUETTE – The Transition Marquette County Reading Group will hold a conversation about “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” by Barbara Kingsolver at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Peter White Public Library conference room. In the book, Kingsolver tells the story of her family’s experience moving to a small farm in southern Appalachia and living for a year on what they could grow themselves or purchase from other local growers.
The public is welcome to join in the conversation. It would be helpful to have at least started to read the book.
For more information, call 226-3314 or email email@example.com.
Library offers Book Babies
MARQUETTE – Book Babies, a lap-sit storytime for infants and toddlers, newborn to 24 months, will be held from 10 to 10:20 a.m. Thursday in the Peter White Public Library Children’s Room. All are welcome.
For more information, call 226-4323 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Beautification group to meet
MARQUETTE – The Marquette Beautification & Restoration Committee will meet at noon Thursday at The Landmark Inn. Kim Smith of Garden Bouquet and Design will discuss “Anticipating Spring with Flowers.”
MSHS conferences slated
MARQUETTE – Parent Teacher Conferences will be held at Marquette Senior High School from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Parents are asked to register upon entering the building at the canopy entrance. Students will be dismissed at 10:45 a.m. that day.
Polish American Society to meet
MUNISING – The Polish American Society of Northern Michigan will hold a potluck meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Lakeshore Senior Manor Dining/Recreation Room in Munising. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a dish to pass.
There will be a viewing of the “Cities of the World” DVD series. New members are welcome. For more information, call 228-3066.
Creativity series at kids museum
MARQUETTE – The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum will hold its next Second Thursday Creativity Series program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 14. Area families may come to the museum for “Family Science Night!” which will include hands-on science activities and the help of several Northern Michigan University science student organizations. This series for preschool and elementary children is free with admission or membership to the museum.
Thursday is also Domino’s Pizza Night at the Museum so pizza may be ordered for an extra cost by calling ahead by 5:30 that evening.
The Second Thursday program is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the Max and Phyllis Reynolds Foundation, Kohl’s and Culver’s.
Forsyth Singers to sell pasties
GWINN – The Forsyth Singers will sell pasties from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Gwinn VFW. Pasties cost $3.50 each and may be ordered from any Singer or by calling 346-9278.
Quilting Day event at library
MARQUETTE – The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center will present National Quilting Day at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Peter White Public Library’s Community Room. The Marquette County Quilters’ Association will demonstrate hand quilting, scenery quilting, bed turning and display finished quilts. At noon there will be “Sew and Tell” where MCQA members bring their own quilts for the public to view.
This is a free event. All skill levels are encouraged to attend. Children are welcome when accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 228-0472 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fort building at kids museum
MARQUETTE – Area families are welcome to build a blanket “fort” anywhere they would like in the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum and to picnic, if they wish, inside their “fort.” The first Family Fort Night is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and is free with regular admission or membership.
Participants are encouraged to bring flashlights and a few old blankets or other fort building materials; the museum will supply some materials. There will be s’mores and hot chocolate available; pizza delivery is available for $6 by calling ahead. No reservations are necessary.
For more information, call 226-3911.