Bulletin Board

Sawyer hosts open house

K.I. SAWYER – Sawyer International Airport and Telkite Enterprises, LLC will welcome the public to an open house from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Guided tours of the commercial passenger terminal, general aviation airport, and the airport services center facility will be conducted. Visitors will have an opportunity to view such things as a pilot’s flight-planning area and an aircraft maintenance shop, as well as airport fire and rescue and snow-plowing equipment.

Visitors will get a complete picture of what really goes on at the airport and an up-close-and-personal look at a single-engine aircraft, an experimental design built by Northern Michigan University, a UP North Airways charter twin-engine aircraft, and Federal Express cargo aircraft.

NMU alumni to reunite

MARQUETTE- The 50th Reunion for alumni that graduated from Northern Michigan University in 1962,1963 and 1964 will be held Friday and Saturday.

Events will be held throughout the weekend on campus and around Marquette, Michigan.

For more information, call 1-877-GRAD-NMU or email alumni@nmu.edu.

Girl Scouts signup event Friday

MARQUETTE- A Girl Scout signup opportunity will be conducted from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday at the Westwood Mall, Marquette Township. The program will be a Mad Scientist theme with the girls engaging in fun science activities at a variety of stations. Families are invited to enjoy the event.

Girl membership costs $20 annually and financial assistance is available. Troop placement is based on the availability of community volunteers.

For more information, call Jill Rady 920-955-3438 or Mary Vertanen 906-249-9522.

NCLL?tours energy efficient house

MARQUETTE -The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will offer two tours of the unique Net-Zero Home from 10 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 28, at N8363 Onota Hill Lane, Deerton.

Christine and Sam Simonetta envisioned this home and worked more than a decade to create it. The tour will show the home’s design, features and wind system.

The couple earned the Five Star Home Grant from the State of Michigan in 2003 and the GreenMax Home Grant from WPPI Energy and the Alger Delta Electric Cooperative in 2010.

This class is free for NCLL members and $5 for non-members. The registration deadline is Sept. 20.

For more information call 227-2979.

Program focuses on benefits

MARQUETTE – Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program is offering a free seminar to help folks new to Medicare understand their benefits, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 20, at Adult Day Services, Marquette.

For more information or to register, call 786-4701 or visit www.upcap.org.

Bird walk set for Saturday

MARQUETTE – Marquette birder Gary Palmer will lead a Presque Isle Bogwalk Birdwalk from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, beginning at the MooseWood Nature Center parking lot.

Donations will be accepted to benefit MooseWood. For more information, call Christie Bleck 517-599-0437.

NMU?hosts community block party

MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University will hold a community-wide block party to celebrate Homecoming from noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, on Third Street between Magnetic Street and Kaye Avenue, Marquette.

The event will feature food vendors, free inflatable games, face painting, pony rides and student performances. There will also be a special appearance by the NMU Marching Band and opportunities to interact with Wildcat Willy, along with NMU coaches and athletes. The celebration leads up to the Wildcats’ Homecoming football game against Ohio Dominican at 3 p.m. in the Superior Dome.

For more information, visit www.nmu.edu/alumni.

POW/MIA recognition day Friday

MARQUETTE – The D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans will hold a POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Friday in their chapel.

The public is invited to participate. A social gathering will follow the ceremony in the Recreation Room.

Committee meeting rescheduled

MARQUETTE -The city of Marquette Arts and Culture Center Committee meeting, which was originally scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4 has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the city of Marquette Arts and Culture Center.

Community members are invited to attend, and there is an opportunity for public comment.

For more information, call 906-228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org

MSHS Annual Report &?open house

MARQUETTE -The Marquette Senior High School 2012-2013 Annual Report will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the high school library.

The open house will begin at 6 p.m. following the presentation.

The open house gives parents an opportunity to walk through their child’s classrooms and meet the teachers.

Parents will start with their student’s first class and move to each subsequent class until the open house ends at 7:30 p.m.

We recommend that you come early to pick up your student’s schedule in the main gym hallway.

Federal Employees set to meet

MARQUETTE – National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1900 will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Bonanza Restaurant in Marquette.

For more information, call 249-1610.

‘Pragmatic Perspective’ on race

MARQUETTE – The Social Education and Action Committee of the First Presbyterian Church will host a presentation at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church, Marquette.

Leslie F. McDermott will present “A Pragmatic Perspective of Race Relations.”

There will be a potluck supper at 5 p.m., before the presentation. Please bring a dish to pass and childcare will be provided in the church’s nursery.

Information on Adult Day services

MARQUETTE – The Alzheimer’s Association and Marquette Adult Day Services will hold an information session at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Day Services location at 305 W. Magnetic St., in the east wing of Messiah Lutheran Church, Marquette.

This is an opportunity for caregivers to learn about the resources available from both organizations.

The Alzheimer’s Association provides care consultations, support groups and educational resources. Marquette Adult Day Services provides relief to persons who are caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Time away from caregiving responsibilities is essential to the well being of caregivers.

For more information, call 226-2142.

‘An Evening of U.P. Nature Writing’

MUNISING – An Evening of U.P. Nature Writing will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Falling Rock Cafe, Munising. All contest entrants for the U.P. Nature Writing Contest are invited to read their work and talk about nature writing with the public.

For more information, call 942-7879 or email northco@up.net.

Watershed Partnership to meet

MICHIGAMME – The Superior Watershed Partnership will be holding a meeting at 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Michigamme Township Hall in Michigamme.

The meeting is meant as an update regarding the on-going independent assessment of the Eagle Mine on the Yellow Dog Plains.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend.

Community meetings are hosted by SWP and independent of the forums held by Eagle Mine.

For more information, call 228-6095 ext. 20 or visit www.cempmonitoring.org

Conservation District taking orders

MARQUETTE – The Marquette County Conservation District is taking orders for its 2013 fall tree and native wildflower sale. Species include balsam dir, white spruce, tamarack, white and red pine plugs as well as several interesting varieties of wildflower plugs, including lupine, blazing star great blue lobelia, wild columbine and others.

Orders will to be distributed at the conservation district offices Oct. 4. To pick up an order form, stop by the conservation office at 780 Commerce Drive, Suite C, in Marquette, visit www.marquettecd.org., its Facebook page or call 226-2461, ext. 102, to request a copy.

Order deadline is Friday or until the tree and wildflower supply is exhausted. The sale proceeds are used for conservation district programs for the residents of Marquette County.

Geocaching 101 at Copper Harbor

COPPER HARBOR – Fort Wilkins Historic State Park in Copper Harbor will host the park’s seventh annual Geocaching 101 event at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The weekend event will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, with a campfire at the park’s picnic shelter. After dark, geocachers will have the opportunity to search for a temporary cache by flashlight.

On Saturday, geocachers will gather at 10 a.m. at the picnic shelter to receive a cache list before heading out to find several temporary and permanent caches of varying difficulty.

Following a day of exploring the Keweenaw Peninsula while searching for caches, park staff will host a campfire social with raffle prizes along with hot dogs, hot cider and treats.

This family-friendly and noncompetitive Geocaching event is open to participants of all ages and abilities, however, participants must provide their own global positioning system. The event is free, however, a Recreation Passport is required for all motor vehicles entering the park.

Geocaching is a modern version of treasure hunting, where GPS coordinates are used to guide participants to the treasure, or “geocache.”

The permanent caches typically contain small knickknacks and prizes for those who are able to locate it, and geocachers are encouraged to bring small items they would like to place in the cache for others to enjoy.

For more information, visit www.FortWilkinsNHA.org.