‘My Left Foot’ to be screened
MARQUETTE – Peter White Public Library’s Film Club will screen “My Left Foot” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room of the library.
The film stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker and Ray McAnally.
An alternative to the general run of “triumph over the odds” biopics, “My Left Foot” is the true story of Irish cerebral palsy victim Christy Brown. Using his left foot, the only part of his body not afflicted, Brown learns to write and becomes a well-known author, painter, and fundraiser.
The film, which won two Academy Awards including Best Actor for Day-Lewis, was released in 1989, is rated R and runs for 102 minutes. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Two films to be shown
SENEY – The film “What Plants Talk About” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Visitor Center Auditorium at Seney National Wildlife Refuge in Seney.
Hard core science is effortlessly integrated with a light-hearted look at how plants behave. Scientist J.C. Cahill takes us on a journey into the “secret world of plants,” revealing an astonishing landscape where plants eavesdrop on each other, talk to their allies, call in insect mercenaries and nurture their young. It is a world of pulsing activity, where plants communicate, co-operate and, sometimes, wage all-out war.
The film is 60 minutes long.
Another film “Remains of a River: From Source to Sea Down the Colorado” will be shown Tuesday evening as well.
From the mountains of Wyoming to the lettuce fields of Mexico, past dams and reservoirs and diversion canals, through plains and canyons and the lights of Las Vegas, Will Stauffer-Norris and Zak Podmore hiked, paddled and slogged their way down the Green and Colorado Rivers to the sea.
“Remains of a River” is their unforgettable story. The film is 45 minutes.
There will be hot chocolate, coffee, tea and cookies will be provided. Those attending should bring a mug.
Watch previews of this year’s films, visit www.fws.gov/refuge/Seney/Events.html.
Gwinn High School Wellness Fair
GWINN – The Gwinn High School Wellness Fair will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 at Gwinn High School.
Some of the exhibits include: Zumba, Yoga, nutrition information, healthy cooking demonstrations, meet local farmers, health prevention information, “smoothies”, children activities, blood pressure screenings, outdoor activities, “healthy bake sale,” obstacle course, bounce house, chili cook-off, door prizes and much more!
If interested in participating, tables are free and must be reserved by Tuesday.
For more information, call 346-0313.
Business After Hours Wednesday
MARQUETTE – Superior Eye Health Center will be hosting Business After Hours from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at 2822 Venture Drive in Marquette.
Business After Hours/Business Showcase events are designed to help make business contacts, entertain clients, reward employees and spend time with co-workers.
‘Scottsboro:?An American Tragedy’
MARQUETTE – The film “Scottsboro: An American Tragedy” will be shown from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Whitman Hall 136 of Northern Michigan University.
This 2001 film documents events that incited the civil rights movement when two white women accused a group of nine black teenagers of rape in Scottboro, Ala., in 1931.
Negaunee kindergarten signup
NEGAUNEE – Negaunee Public Schools junior kindergarten/kindergarten Registration will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Lakeview Cafeteria of Lakeview Elementary School in Negaunee.
Parents of children who will be who will be 5 by Dec. 1 can register for the 2014-2015 school year.
This meeting is for parents so children need not attend. Parents will have an opportunity to have questions answered by staff regarding transportation, breakfast/lunch, before/after school program, and health concerns.
On registration night bring a copy of the child’s: birth certificate, immunization record, and current picture.
Screening will take place April 9 through 11 and April 14 through 16 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church.
To sign up for a spring screening appointment, call 475-7803 ext. 0.
In accordance with recent changes in state law, parents must complete a waiver if they choose to enroll their child who reaches 5 years of age between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1.
For more information, call 475-7803.