Negaunee Historical Society meets
NEGAUNEE – The Negaunee Historical Society meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Negaunee.
The final nominations and election of four trustees for three-year terms will highlight the meeting.
Four incumbents have indicated that they desire to retain their seats and they are Lee Guizzetti, Laura Jandron, Miles Parkkonen and Linda Perucco. Paul Jandron and Brian Ostwald have also been nominated at previous meetings to fill an open seat. Immediately following the annual meeting, the regular December meeting will be held and the board will elect its 2014 officers.
The board will not hold meetings in January or February but will reconvene in March.
Book group set to meet Tuesday
MARQUETTE – The Peter White Library Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Dandelion Cottage Room of the Peter White Public Library, Marquette.
The discussion will be on “The Dressmaker,” a historical novel about a young woman who survives the sinking of the Titanic only to find herself embroiled in the tumultuous aftermath of that great tragedy, by Kate Alcott.
For more information, call Caroline Jordan, 228-9953.
Messiah Lutheran Community meal
MARQUETTE – The Messiah Lutheran Church monthly community meal will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church in Marquette.
The menu will be meatballs, noodles and gravy, green bean casserole, lettuce salad and dessert. For more information, visit marquettelutherans.org or call 225-1119.
The church is located at 305 W. Magnetic St., Marquette.
Review in Chatham on pest control
CHATHAM – A four-hour review of the National Core Manual for certified pesticide applicators will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the MSU U.P. Research and Extension Center, Chatham.
The program consists of a review of the basic pesticide applicator manual in preparation for state pesticide applicator exams, which will be offered at 1:30 p.m. Registration is $5 at the door, lunch and exam fees are not included.
State exam fees are $50 for private and $75 for commercial applicators payable by check to the State of Michigan.
A fee waiver is available for veterans seeking private certification. Certified applicators who attend the educational program can receive four recertification credits.
For more information, call the Alger County MSU Extension office at 387-2530.
Shakespeare Readers meeting
MARQUETTE – Shakespeare Readers will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Peter White Public Library’s Shiras Room, Marquette.
The reading will be “The Merry Wives of Windsor.”
First published in 1602, this romantic comedy features the devious and irrepressible character Sir John Falstaff.
Shakespeare Readers is a group for anyone who is intrigued with reading the works of William Shakespeare.
They meet on the first Wednesday of each month and new readers are always welcome. For more information, call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Local TU chapter sets meeting
MARQUETTE – The Fred Waara Chapter of Trout Unlimited will have its monthly board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Board Room at The Landmark Inn in Marquette. The meeting is open to anyone who is interested in cold water fisheries and conservation.
Northern Vegans to hold dinner
MARQUETTE – The Northern Vegans cafeteria-style dinner will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Northern Michigan Univeristy Campus Marketplace Dining Hall, Marquette.
Get some vegan dinner items at the numerous food stations. For more information, visit www.northernvegans.com, Northern Vegans on Facebook, or call 236-1279.
Go to meet.nmu.edu/dining/?page_id=44 for directions.
Celebrity Art Auction on Thursday
MARQUETTE – The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum will host the Tenth Annual Celebrity Art Auction at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the museum in Marquette.
Along with the auction, there will be fine wines and beer, an array of appetizers and a chocolate fountain to enjoy.
This year’s list of artists includes: Heather Mosher, Jon Swenson, Jeri Mommaerts, Tony Retaskie, Matt Johnson, Sean Geary, Steve Asplund, Eric Froberg, Kristen Derocha, Jason Schneider, Jennifer Atkins, Dan Rutz, Zada Doyle, Aoy LaChappelle, Dave Nyberg, Caralee Swanberg, Ross Anthony, Carrie Irish, Mike Angeli, Darlene Martin, Joe Lubig, Zach Quinnell, Karl Zueger, Kyle Danek, Wes and Andrea Pernsteiner, Eunai Danek, Gail Anthony, Bob Anthony, Derek Bush, Christian Palomaki, Doug Smith, Ben Sager, Alex Kofsky, Randy Osstyn, and Sarah Reynolds.
The viewing begins at 5:30 p.m. with the auction beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend. For more information, call the UPCM at 906-226-3911.
‘The History of Negaunee’ signing
NEGAUNEE – Author Robert D. Dobson has completed a study of all existing Negaunee Iron Herald Newspapers from 1930 to the final issue in 1968, and has written a new book, “The History of Negaunee, Part Two,” which he will be signing at the Dome Craft Fair on Dec. 6, 7 and 8 at booth number 301.
The book is 112 pages, with photos, and includes news items from areas outside of Negaunee. The book is available in local stores and gift shops. The new book includes many more names, sports, and high school news items than Mr. Dobson’s previous book on Negaunee, “The City Built at the Shiny Mountain.”
A set of two Negaunee Historical Museum, Iron Herald, DVDs will be available at the craft show, as well as a new CD containing all of Dobson’s Iron Herald notes, totaling 897 typed pages. Both the CD and the DVDs contain the weekly news in chronological order for 90 years from 1873 to 1968. The CD, but not the DVDs, can be used for searching local history by word, words, or numbers.
Wreath Making Class Wednesday
MARQUETTE – The Marquette Regional History Center Wreath Making Class will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Marquette Regional History Museum, Marquette. The evergreen wreath is one of the most popular decorations of the Christmas holiday season.
A wreath on a door imparts a sign of friendship and everlasting life. Learning to make a balsam wreath the old fashioned way and personalize it with accents of cedar, pinecones, berries, and birch bark. Greens and supplies are provided by workshop host Rosemary Michelin.
Participants are asked to bring a scissors and ribbon or a premade bow. The class fee is $10 and must be pre-paid. To register call 226-3571.
Carl Mayer artwork to be displayed
MARQUETTE – For the month of December, watercolorist, Carl Mayer will be exhibiting his artwork at the new Small Works Gallery at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, Marquette.
The small works gallery will be used as a multi-use educational gallery that encourages creativity and community involvement..
There will be an artist reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in conjunction with the main gallery reception and the First Thursday Performance Series concert. Refreshments will be available and the public is encouraged to attend. The city of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, call 906-228-0472 or email email@example.com.
Pianists shared concert Thursday
MARQUETTE – Pianists Craig Randal Johnson and Nancy Royce Railey will have a shared concert at 7 p.m. Thursday the Marquette Arts and Culture Center, Marquette.
Johnson is a Minneapolis-based conductor, piano recitalist and double bassist. An active teacher and accompanist, performing and promoting 20th century American music. Johnson was named Finlandia Foundation’s Performer of the Year and was conductor for the Rockland Opera. Nancy Royce Railey performs classical and romantic era music. She has taught and performed in the Marquette area for more than 25 years and is a founder of the Lake Superior Piano Workshop and an active member of the Marquette Area Piano Teachers.
The city of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library.
For more information, call 906-228-0472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Trim the Tree’ Fundraiser/reception
MARQUETTE – The Trim the Tree for Special Olympics fundraising reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at The Holiday Inn, Marquette.
This annual event raises funds in support of special Olympic athletes who compete in meets throughout the year. Restaurants, vendors and retailers contribute food for an outstanding buffet.
Dan and Connie Mazzuchi have agreed to serve as honorary chair for this year’s fundraiser. Dan and Connie will greet attendees in the lobby of the Holiday Inn.
There will be a musical presentation of holiday songs during a 15-minute program which will also feature two award recognitions. For more information, call Sean O’Donnell 869-0127.
‘The Seasons of Our Lord’ concert
MUNISING – The Gospel Guys, The Munising Vanguard Singers, The Superior Shores Chorale, and individual performers will be joining together to present “The Seasons of Our Lord” at 7 p.m. Friday at Mather Auditorium, Munising. This multi-media theatrical concert will benefit Alger County food pantries.
“The Seasons of Our Lord” is actually a four-act play combining music, cinematography, and theatrical lighting to convey a message of love, inspiration and hope. The content ranges from traditional to contemporary, and includes original compositions, scripting, and choreography. Monetary donations will be accepted, all donations will go to The Alger Community Food Pantry in Munising, Nifty Thrifty in Eben, and The Grand Marais Food Pantry. The auditorium doors will open at 6:30 p.m.