Trapping Workshop held?Saturday
HERMANSVILLE – A trapping workshop will be held Saturday at the Community Center, Hermansville.
The workshop will introduce kids to the great sport of trapping. Kids will learn how to successfully harvest furbearers, properly handling, and there will be free magazines and trapping supplies to get them started.
Rich Clark and Scott Burton will both be selling trapping supplies. Clint Seawright from Skunk Creek Supply will be buying fur.
For more information, call Mike Lewis 906-774-3592 or visit www.uptrappers.com.
Zonta Club now seeking grants
MARQUETTE – The Zonta Club of the Marquette Area is seeking grants for its annual application cycle, applications are due on Friday.
The grant application is available on ww.zontamqt.org. Grants typically range from $500 to $1,000.
In determining awards, high priority is given to programs that improve the status of women by addressing the issues of economic self-sufficiency, legislative equality, and access to education, health, and nutrition.
For more information, visit www.zontamqt.org.
‘Bollywood Night’ at Peter White
MARQUETTE – Bollywood Night is at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Peter White Public Library, Marquette.
Bollywood tickets are for sale at the circulation desk for $15 per person.
Activities include a Bollywood movie, chai, refreshments, and a dance performance by the Beladinas.
South Asian attire is welcome. Limited seating. For more information, call 226-4309 or 228-9510 to charge tickets.
Sons of Union Veterans meeting
MARQUETTE – Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Board Room on the basement level of the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans, 425 Fisher St., Marquette.
The program will be a presentation by Tom Spencer about his ancestor who served in the Army of the Potomac and Tom’s visits to battlefields where his ancestor fought.
The camp is composed of Upper Peninsula residents from Brimley to Menominee who have an interest in the Civil War and a commitment to perpetuating the memory of the men who fought to preserve this nation. It specifically works to collect, preserve, and document the location of records, artifacts, and memorabilia and to locate, mark, record, and maintain the graves of Civil War soldiers.
For more information or an application form, visit suvcw.org/ or call Commander Dewey Jones 906-361-9651 or email@example.com.
Traditional Finnish music on tap
MARQUETTE – A Sunday afternoon of traditional Finnish music by Tanja Stanaway, Wil Kilpela, and Ken Holster at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 2 in the community room of the Peter White Public Library, Marquette.
Tanja Stanaway is a Finnish immigrant dedicated to keeping the Finnish culture alive in the U.P.
She plays piano, guitar, accordion, violin, cello, clarinet, recorder, and harmonica. There is no admission charge to the attend. For more information, call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Arts and Culture Center entries
MARQUETTE – The Marquette Arts and Culture Center is accepting entries for February’s Winter Charm exhibit, an annual art event sponsored by the Lake Superior Art Association with support from the MACC. Artwork that embodies the spirit of the area’s wintery climate will be accepted. This is a non-juried exhibition open to the public; all media is welcomed.
The exhibition will be held in the Huron Mountain Club Gallery in the Peter White Public Library from Feb. 2-28. There will be a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. Artists and the public are welcome.
Entry forms and guidelines can be picked up at the Small Works Gallery at the MACC. Artwork, with entry forms attached, is due from 1-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Artists will pick up their work in the Huron Mountain Club Gallery between 1-5 p.m. March 2.
The MACC is located in the library’s lower level. For more information, call 906-228-0472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Guys and Dolls’ to be screened
MARQUETTE – Afternoon Classic Films presents a screening of “Guys and Dolls” at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 3 in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library, Marquette.
Starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra, the musical comedy is based on the Pulitzer Prize nominated play with music by composer and lyricist Frank Loesser. In New York, a gambler is challenged to take a female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other, and the bet has a hidden motive to finance a crap game.
Released in 1955, Guys and Dolls also stars Jean Simmons and Vivian Blaine, won two Golden Globe Awards, earned four Oscar nominations and runs for 150 minutes.
For more information, call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
‘Prince Among Slaves’ screening
MARQUETTE – DocuMonday, in conjunction with the Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys series, presents the film “Prince Among Slaves” at 7 p.m. Feb. 3 in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library, Marquette.
Dr. Alan S. Willis, Assistant Professor of History at NMU will provide a brief introduction and lead a question and answer session after the film screening.
The film is set in 1788, when a slave ship sets sail from the Gambia river with hundreds of men women and children bound in chains headed for American shores. “Prince Among Slaves” is the remarkable true story of an African prince, 26 year old Abdul Rahman, who endured the humiliation of slavery with ever losing his dignity or hope for freedom.
“Prince Among Slaves” was released in 2007, is not rated and runs for 60 minutes.
This program is part of Let’s Talk About it: Muslim Journeys, a reading and discussion series encouraging informed community conversations about people and cultures of Muslims worldwide.
The series is made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association. For more information, call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
State Retirees Association meets
ESCANABA – The Upper Peninsula Chp. #16 of the State Employee Retirees Association’s monthly meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 3 in the conference room of the State Office Building, Escanaba. Refreshments will be served.
Free tax assistance to be offered
ISHPEMING – Free tax assistance will be offered starting Feb. 4 through April 15 at the Ishpeming Mufti-Purpose Senior Center, Ishpeming.
Volunteers will provide tax assistance by appointment at the Ishpeming Senior Center and will make home visits to assist homebound seniors. This program provides taxpayers assistance with preparing federal tax returns, state forms and state tax credit forms including Homestead Property Tax Credit, and Home Heating Tax Credit.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 485-5527.
Bring this year’s tax package, wage and earnings statements, any interest statements, a copy of last year’s return, and any other relevant information concerning income and expenses which will be needed to file federal, state, and tax credit forms.
‘Rock,?Water, Wood’ displayed
MARQUETTE – The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center’s Main Gallery combined show, “Rock, Water, Wood” is a tribute to Marquette’s local environment with pastels, oils and turned bowl which features work by Sue Roubal, Marc Himes and Charlice Stewart.
The SmallWorks Gallery features work by Paul Grant titled “Revisiting People and Places,” inspired by subjects over the last four decades. Michigan native, Paul Grant has spent the greater part of the last four decades living and painting in Marquette. Grant’s exhibit will display works of watercolor, oil and charcoal.
The Main Gallery and Smallworks Gallery run from Feb. 4 to March 1.
There will be an opening reception for both artists at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 6. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call 906-228-0472 or email email@example.com.
Annual Open House set for Feb. 4
MARQUETTE – The City of Marquette Annual Open House is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, Marquette.
Meet City Commissioners, Partners and staff, including, Police and Firemen, City Manager, Canine Unit and more.
Interactive displays by city departments, The Downtown Development Authority, Board of Light and Power, Superior Watershed Partnership and Peter White Public Library. Families and children can look forward to raffle drawings, fun giveaways, snacks and refreshments.
Probus Superiorland meeting
MARQUETTE – Probus Superiorland will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 4 at the Bonanza Restaurant, Marquette.
Kathy Geier will speak on “Walking the way of St. James,” a pilgrimage she traveled in Spain.
Please use the west door if planning to attend. For more information, call 486-8613.
Community meal held on Feb. 5
MARQUETTE – A monthly community meal will be at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Messiah Lutheran Church, Marquette. The menu will be spaghetti with meat sauce or vegetarian sauce, garlic bread, salad, and dessert. Gluten-free items will also be available. For more information, call 225-1119 or visit marquettelutherans.org.