Halloween Spectacle tonight
MARQUETTE – The city and Marquette Downtown Development Authority will host the Halloween Spectacle tonight at the Marquette Commons.
This year’s theme is Heroes vs. Villains and the community is encouraged to dress as their favorite character.
Processions begin at 6:40 p.m. and will start at Peter White Public Library, Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Harlow Park and the Rock Street parking lot and walk to the Marquette Commons with the spectacle cast. The community is invited to join in processions.
The spectacle begins at 7 p.m.. This outdoor performance, put together by different community members and groups, will last about 45 minutes. The audience will witness tumblers, stilt walkers, a Chinese Dragon Puppet, dancing fire, vocal and percussion performances, zombies, folk dancers and much more.
For more information, call 228-0472 or email email@example.com.
Chief Lake Haunted Hay Ride set
REPUBLIC – A haunted hay ride and horseback riding class will be held from 1 to 7 p.m., today at Chief Lake Wilderness Youth Camp at 1362 Chief Lake Road in Republic.
An introduction to horseback riding class will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. and haunted hay rides will be given at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. Activities and challenge games will be all afternoon. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information and direction, visit chieflakewildernessyouthcamp.org/location.
Lakeview’s annual clothing resale
NEGAUNEE – Lakeview Elementary School in Negaunee will hold its annual Clothing Resale today and Sunday at the Lakeview School gym in Negaunee.
There will be a largte selection of gently used items available. Anyone can buy or sell.
For more information or to register, call Jill Seppala at 362-5455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the S.H.I.N.E. volunteer office at 475-0229.
U.P.?Mosaic presentation today
MARQUETTE – “U.P. Mosaic: A working landscape and its people” will open from 1 to 4 p.m., today at the Beaumier Upper Peninsula Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University.
The complicated-yet-rich relationship between the people of the Upper Peninsula and its natural world and landscape will be the focus. “U.P. Mosaic” includes a wide array of cultural artifacts, images and graphic displays.
The exhibition also features interactive components for visitors of all ages, including hands-on object stations and a video interview booth where visitors can answer the “question of the week.”
The opening will include more interactive components and the following timed activities:
- 1 to 2 p.m.: Gallery talks with the exhibition committee and Beaumier Center staff; and indoor/outdoor old-fashioned games presented by the Future Historians from the Michigan Iron Industry Museum.
- 2 to 3 p.m.: Performance by Bill Jamerson featuring songs from the lumberjacks and the Civilian Conservation Corps.
- 3 to 4 p.m.: Anishinaabeg storytelling session with Kenn Pitawanakwat of the Center for Native American Studies at NMU.
The exhibition will run through Jan. 15, museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Dylan Thomas poetry discussion
MARQUETTE – Celebrate Dylan Thomas with the U.P.’s first Poet Laureate, Russ Thorburn, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Peter White Public Library’s Dandelion Cottage Room in Marquette.
Participants will use the poetry of Thomas to write their own poems about nature and exploration.
For more information, call 226-4309.
Halloween Dance set in Negaunee
NEGAUNEE -The fifth annual Halloween Dance will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Negaunee Senior Center.
The dance will offer live music by the Hart Beats, door prizes, raffles and refreshments. Costumes are optional, but encouraged.
Tickets at the door are $8, and an optional dinner is $4. For more information, call the center at 475-6266.
Cemetery to close for season
REPUBLIC – The Republic Township Cemetery will close for the winter Oct. 31, and Items should be removed from grave sites by then.
For more information, call 376-8827.
Partners cribbage tournament
NEGAUNEE – A partners cribbage tournament will be held at 1 p.m., today at the Negaunee Elks Lodge
Register by calling 475-4401.