G. W. Carver program
slated at Peter White
MARQUETTE – Internationally known story-educator, three-time Emmy Award winner and Parent’s Choice Nominee Bobby Norfolk will present “A Living History of George Washington Carver” at 7 p.m. June 17 in the Peter White Public Library Community Room.
The program is appropriate for ages 8 through adult. Admission is free, due to sponsorship by the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund.
For information, call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Vendors sought for garden event
MARQUETTE – The Marquette Beautification and Restoration Committee is looking for vendors for their Garden Extravaganza, to be held at Northern Michigan University on Saturday.
Vendors are sought who have any product which would appeal to those who love to garden. Pots, plants, flowers, books, soaps and lotions, garden art and structures are all welcome.
For more information, visit www.mqtbeautification.org.
Interested vendors call 273-0249 for application forms.
UPCM offers Kid Biz
MARQUETTE – The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum will hold a Kid Bizness Program training session from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the museum. The program is designed to assist young entrepreneurs, ages 8-18, in developing, marketing, packaging and selling original products.
The youths must create their own products at home or elsewhere. The museum will not provide supplies or production facilities. The program is open to youths from throughout the Upper Peninsula.
For information or to register, call 226-3911 or email email@example.com.
Reading for tots at library
MARQUETTE – “Dig into Reading!” a free storytime for 2 and 3-year-olds and an adult, runs from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, June 12 through July 31 in the Peter White Public Library Community Room; repeated from Monday. All are welcome for stories, songs and finger plays.
For more information, call 226-4320 or visit www.pwpl.info.
TAB group meets at library
MARQUETTE – TAB, an advisory board of students in grades 9 through 12 at Peter White Public Library, will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Peter White Public Library Community Room. Participants meet students from other schools, gain volunteer experience, talk about books, music and movies, plan teen library events. The group meets monthly.
This event is free. For more information, call 226-4323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. New members are welcome.
MooseWood talk at library
MARQUETTE – “It’s an Underground Life!,” a free program for youths age 5-10, will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Peter White Public Library Community Room. MooseWood Nature Center staff will present on what lives underground.
For more information, call 226-4320 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Animal-palooza at kids museum
MARQUETTE – The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum will hold its next Second Thursday Creativity Series program “Animal-palooza” Thursday. All area families may meet some special friends and have an evening of fun, hands-on activities with an animal theme. As always, there will be creative snacks, music and more.
This series for pre-school and elementary-age children and their caregivers will run from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. The event is free with admission or museum membership.
Thursday is also Domino’s Pizza Night, 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.
Book Babies storytime slated
MARQUETTE – Book Babies, a lap-sit storytime for infants and toddlers, newborn to 24 months-old, will be offered from 10 to 10:20 a.m. Thursday in the Peter White Public Library Children’s Room. Join for stories, songs, nursery rhymes, and poetry.
For more information, call 226-4323 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Folk poet to speak in AuTrain
AUTRAIN – Gary V. Anderson, Northwest folk poet and formerly of Shelter Bay, will present an evening of spoken word at 7 p.m. June 16 at The Brownstone Inn in AuTrain.
Refreshments will be served.
Garden conference at NMU
MARQUETTE – The 6th Annual Garden Conference will be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Don H. Bottum University Center on the campus of Northern Michigan University, Marquette.
Keynote speaker Jeff Epping will discuss “Sustainable Gardens: Design and Plants for Greener Gardens.” Other seminars will include Creating Spectacular Gardens; Raised Bed Gardening; Bog Plants; Garden Party: Fresh Floral Designs; and Cooking from the Graden. Early bird registration costs $50.
Library offers Dog Nights
MARQUETTE – Dog Nights at the Library, a free event featuring the Library Pet Partner dogs, will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, June 13 through July 25 in the Children’s Room of the Peter White Public Library. Participants may increase their reading skills and confidence by reading to a trained therapy dog who is friendly, calm and never criticizes.
For more information, call 226-4323 or inquire at the Youth Services boat desk.
LEGO clubs at library
MARQUETTE – Peter White Public Library offers “Little LEGO Club” for kindergarteners through second-graders from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursdays, June 13 through Aug. 1 in the Shiras Room on the library’s second floor. LEGO Club for third- through fifth-graders will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays, June 14 through Aug. 2, also in the Shiras Room.
Participants will listen to a story then work together to build objects based on the theme of the story. These programs are free. For more information, call 226-4320 or inquire at the Youth Services boat desk.
Summer Art Adventure planned
MARQUETTE – Summer Art Adventures, a free story and art program for ages kindergarten through fourth grade, will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon Thursdays, June 13 through Aug. 1 in the Peter White Public Library Community Room. No registration is needed. For more information, call 226-4320 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Wetland roundtable at MooseWood
MARQUETTE – The Teen Wetland Team will conduct a public wetland roundtable featuring a panel of experts and six 4-H Youth Conservation Council teens from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday at MooseWood Nature Center at Presque Isle.
There will be hors d’oeuvres after the roundtable and an opportunity to find out more about how to be involved in community conservation efforts.
8-18 training session slated
MARQUETTE – 8-18 Media, the youth journalism bureau of the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, will offer a new members training session for its Marquette and Ishpeming Bureaus from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the museum.
8-18 Media is a youth journalism, empowerment and leadership program open to all kids ages eight to 18. The members work in teams to produce stories on youth-related issues for Marquette Monthly, for radio stations Q107-WMQT and WNMU Public Radio 90 and for occasionally for other media outlets. Members choose and research topics, conduct interviews and write the stories.
The program is free, with no academic prerequisite. Preregistration for the training is advised. For information or to register, call Dennis Whitley, 8-18 Media director, at 226-7874 or 226-3911 or email 818mediaupcm@gmail .com.
Pioneer Princess deadline June 14
NEGAUNEE – Applications are available for the official Negaunee Irontown Association’s 2013 Pioneer Princess Pageant to take place at 7 p.m. July 11 in the Negaunee High School auditorium.
The event is open to girls age 7 to 10 living in or attending in the Negaunee School District. The pageant is limited to 15 contestants; entries will be drawn at random from the applicants received. Those not selected will be notified and their entry fee returned.
Pioneer Princess duties include: throwing the first pitch for the Alumni Softball Championship in July; awarding the alumni softball T-shirts to the winning team in July; riding with Santa on the firetruck to the annual Christmas tree lighting and Santa visit in November; and taking the first dunk in the annual N.I.T. Class A Slam Dunk Competition in April.
Registration of $40 includes a T-shirt worn during the pageant. Applications are available at Lakeview Elementary School or from the Negaunee Irontown Association website: www.negauneeirontown.com.
The completed application, photos and registration fee must be postmarked no later than June 14. Make checks payable to “Negaunee Irontown Association” and send to P.O. Box 128, Negaunee, MI 49866.
For more information, call 475-6767.