Bulletin Board

Teen group to screen ‘Labyrinth’

MARQUETTE – The Peter White Public Library Junior Teen Advisory Board will present Jim Henson’s Labyrinth” at noon Wednesday in the library’s Community Room as part of the Middle School Mid-day Movies series on Marquette Area Public Schools early-release days. The film is rated PG, and admission is free. Viewers may bring a snack or lunch. For more information, call 226-4323.

Health, safety workshop slated

HOUGHTON – The Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance is partnering with the Michigan Occupational Safety & Health Administration to offer a one-day health and safety workshop Part 10 Construction Cranes and Rigging – from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Lakeshore Center, 600 E. Lakeshore drive in Houghton, Michigan.

This workshop is strongly recommended for construction companies that use cranes. Part 10 is a new and complicated standard. The workshop will cover:

  • Recognizing hazards of cranes in construction
  • Assembly, inspection, operational and disassembly rules
  • Interpret training requirements for operators, riggers & signal persons
  • Practice creating procedures that support compliance with Part 10

Cost is $105 which includes lunch and course materials. Participants receive a Certificate of Completion from Macomb Community College. For more information or to register, call Phil Musser, Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance, at 906-482-6817 or e-mail pmusser@kedabiz .com.

Event to aid animal shelter

ESCANABA – Bald Eagle Harley-Davidson presents: Proceeds for Pets, a fundraiser for the Delta Animal Shelter. The benefit will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday at Hereford & Hops, 624 Ludington St., Escanaba. A pizza party and beer tasting will be held and raffles and prizes, including a “donation raffle,” will be held. Participants may bring any of the following items to be entered into the donational raffle: clumping scoop-able cat litter, large trash bags, bleach, Lysol and Dawn dish soap.

Knitting Guild meets Thursday

MARQUETTE – The Lake Superior Knitting Guild will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Knit-N-Purl shop, 1010 W. Washington St., Marquette. New members are welcome. For more information, call 225-0914.

Severe weather is topic of talk

MARQUETTE – Severe weather will be the topic of a public seminar presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Peter White Public Library in the Shiras room. Matthew Zika, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service Marquette office, will provide details on why storm spotters are important to the weather warning process and how to become a weather spotter for the SKYWARN program of the National Weather Service.

This 90-minute presentation covers many important aspects of weather reporting and safety such as thunderstorm ingredients, lightning and hail development, lightning safety, radar interpretation, tornado safety, National Weather Service severe weather criteria, what to report to the National Weather Service, how to make a good wind estimate, cloud formations, and how to receive weather information.

The program free to anyone who wants to become a storm spotter and all weather enthusiasts. No registration is required. For more information, call the library at 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.

Beautification group to meet

MARQUETTE – The Marquette Beautification & Restoration Committee will meet at noon Thursday at the Landmark Inn. Jerry Irby, former City of Marquette Mayor, will present a video of the “10th Anniversary Flooding of the Dead River Dam,” and “The Shoreline Development between Founder’s Landing and the Shiras Generating Plant.”

Preschool screenings set

NEGAUNEE – The Negaunee Public Schools along with AMCAB Head Start personnel will conduct free preschool developmental screenings Thursday and Friday at Lakeview Elementary Preschool Center at the Birch Street entrance near the gym, Negaunee. Screening is for children who will be 3 or 4 years old on or before Nov. 1, 2013. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 228-6522.

Mosaic tiles class offered

MARQUETTE – Family Tree Mosaic Tiles: an interactive class to learn the basics about Mosaic tile work, will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Marquette Regional History Center classroom. Participants will create a 12-inch by 12-inch tile with a family tree twist. The class is offered to beginners age 12 and older and will be instructed by Jessica “Red” Bays.

Registration costs $15, and materials $20. Advanced registration and payment is required. For more information or to register, call 226-3571 or email jessica@marquettehistory.org.

Mitchell selling potato sausage

NEGAUNEE – Mitchell United Methodist Church is selling potato sausage from 1-6 p.m. Thursday at the church, 207 Teal Lake Ave., Negaunee. A limited amount will be made and advance orders are recommended. For more information or to order, call Chuck Johnson at 475-4759 prior to the sale day.

Church plans Salad Spree

MARQUETTE – The 36th annual Spring Salad Spree will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, 111 E. Ridge St., Marquette. Tickets are $8 at the door and takeouts are available. All proceeds will go to charitable projects, including Room at the Inn and Harbor House. For more information, call 225-1344.

Baking presentation at NMU

MARQUETTE – Peter Claybaker, head baker and owner of Marquette Baking Co., will present The French Trilogy: The Stories of Boule, Baguette and Croissant. The event will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday in Whitman Commons at Northern Michigan University. Samples will follow the presentation.

For more information, call Nell Kupper at 227-2648 or email nkupper@nmu.edu.