‘Lawrence of Arabia’ to be shown
MARQUETTE – Afternoon Classic Films presents a screening of “Lawrence of Arabia” at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5 in the Peter White Public Library Community Room.
“Lawrence of Arabia” was released in 1962, is shown in color and runs for 221minutes.
There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Medicaid chat Thursday
HARVEY – Americans for Prosperity, a political and economic advocacy group, is making stops across the Upper Peninsula to discuss the proposed Medicaid expansion in Michigan and what the expansion would mean for the state as well as our local communities.
The meeting will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at Wahlstrom’s Restaurant in Harvey. A complimentary lunch will be included. The speakers are AFP State Director Scott Hagerstrom and AFP Deputy State Director Annie Patnaude.
Anyone interested in attending this event is asked to pre-register by visiting http://bit.ly/AFP-MQT-Register.
For more information, call 517-853-9073 or visit americansforprosperity.org/michigan/.
Sunset cruise to fund Great Start
MUNISING – The Marquette-Alger Great Start Collaborative will sponsor a sunset cruise around Grand Island at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, departing from Shipwreck Tours in Munising. The cruise will raise funds to support early childhood programming in Marquette and Alger counties.
Tickets cost $50, which covers admission to the boat and hors d’oeuvres on the cruise.
A cash bar available on the cruise, with proceeds to benefit M-A GSC.
In the event of rain, the cruise will be postponed until Friday.
Tickets for the fundraiser are available on the Events page at www.greatstartma.org or by calling Evi Lindquist, M-A GSC director, at 226-5157.
Annual golf outing in Esky
ESCANABA – The U.P. Labor-Management Council Inc. has selected the Highland Golf Course, Escanaba, as the host site for its annual golf outing. The annual four-person scramble has been scheduled for Friday. The shotgun start will begin at 9 a.m.
Entry fee includes golf (18 holes), cart, continental breakfast, lunch, beverages and prizes. A $10,000 cash prize for a hole-in-one on a target par three hole is being offered.
Complimentary auxiliary prizes are also being awarded for hole-in-ones on any of the non-target par three holes.
The council encourages a mix of labor and management on each time. For more information, call the Council office at 906-466-0155.
Percussive concert Friday
MARQUETTE – The Percussive Attack Camp will perform a percussion concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 at the Lakenenland Sculpture Park band shell, 2800 M-28 East. The concert is a culmination of a week-long music camp under the direction of Marquette percussionist Carrie Biolo, and Chicago musician Jeff Kowalkwoski. This is a free event.
For more information, visit www.CarrieBiolo.com/PAC or call 228-4233.
Classes of 1945 reunion planned
MARQUETTE – The classes of 1945 from Graveraet, Baraga and John D. Pierce high schools will celebrate their 68th-year class reunion with a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Wahlstrom’s Restaurant in Harvey.
Spouses and guests are welcome. A Dutch treat lunch will be ordered from the menu.
For more information, call 228-6673.
Cancer fundraiser scheduled
MARQUETTE – A fundraiser to raise money to fight blood cancers, including leukemia and lymphoma will take place from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette.
Live music will be provided by Circle of Willis and Everything Under the Sun, as well as a buffet dinner including beer and wine, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Tickets are $50 each. There will be a number of fund-raising activities during the event with the proceeds to go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
For more information, call 482-0711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campbell to speak here
MARQUETTE – Bonnie Jo Campbell will present a reading and author talk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 in the Peter White Public Library community room.
The book being discussed is “Once Upon a River.”
A book sale and signing opportunity follows the presentation which is open to the public at no admission charge.
For more information, call the library at 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Canoe assembly at park
MARQUETTE – The U.P. Chapter of the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association will host a regional assembly of wooden canoes and canoe lovers Aug. 3-4 at Tourist Park in Marquette.
On Saturday, more than 30 new and antique wooden canoes will be assembled for viewing and appraisal. Included will be birch bark, laminate and wood canvas canoes, all handmade. Some will be more than 100 years old, others will be recent constructions.
Demonstrations of skills used in the manufacture and handling of the canoes will take place throughout the day.
Included will be birch bark and wood/canvas canoe building, building a willow frame coracle, carving paddles, blacksmithing and paddling demonstrations. The assembly will open at 10 a.m. and conclude with a parade of canoes at 7:30 p.m. at the park beach.
Admission is free and the public is welcome. For more information, call 225-1769 or visit www.wcha.org.
Kayak, canoe race planned
MICHIGAMME – The Shore to Shore Kayak and Canoe Race will take place at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Michigamme Township Park.
Registration forms are available at www.michigammetownship.com by clicking on “Downtown Development Authority.”
Flower workshop scheduled
MARQUETTE – A workshop called “Hyper tufa pots” will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 7 at Flower Works LLC, Greenhouse, 1007 N. Third St., Marquette.
The cost is $30 and participants are asked to wear suitable clothing, and to sign up before Aug. 4.
For more information or to sign up, call 273-1335.
Caregivers program offered
BARAGA – Creating Confident Caregivers, a program for family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss will be offered beginning Aug. 5 in Baraga.
This six-week workshop will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays.
For more information, call 906-786-4701, UPCAP at 1-800-305-8137, dial 2-1-1 or visit www.upcap.org.
Theater camp is for youth
MARQUETTE – The fifth annual Drama and Dreams Playscape Camp will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 5-9 at Graveraet School in Marquette.
The program is for ages 8-14 and costs $40 per person.
Children with special needs are particularly encouraged to enroll.
Space is limited.
The camp is designed to help children work on socialization and communication skills as they learn about theater, costume and set design, stage make-up, facial expression, voice projection, team building and leadership.
Students will sing, tell stories, read poetry and develop a live performance in a fun, safe, creative environment.
Anger management program set
MARQUETTE – An MSU Extension Alternatives to Anger program will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 6-27 at the Lake Superior Village Youth and Family Center in Marquette. The cost to attend the program is $20.
Through presentations, group discussion and skill-building activities, participants will learn what anger is, what triggers anger, methods for calming down and de-stressing, the principles of problem solving, effective communication skills, and forgiving and letting go of the past.
For more information, call 475-5731, or email email@example.com.
To find the nearest MSU Extension office, visit www.msue.msu.edu.
Community picnic’s in Republic
REPUBLIC – A National Night Out Community Picnic will be held from 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 at the EMS Building located on M-95 in Republic.
Bring a dish to pass. Hot dogs, buns, coffee and lemonade will be available.