‘The Floating Light Bulb’ reading
MARQUETTE – The Readers Theater will be reading “The Floating Light Bulb” by Woody Allen at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.
Staged on Broadway in 1981, “The Floating Light Bulb” is Allen’s bittersweet comedy set in 1945 Brooklyn.
As Enid and Max Pollack grapple with each other and their unfulfilled dreams, their stuttering teenage son Paul retreats from his fear of people into a world of magical illusions.
Readers Theater is a group of adults who are interested in drama and are willing and able to read a scripted role.
The group meets on the third Thursday of each month. New readers are always welcome.
For more information, call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Genealogical Society to meet
MARQUETTE – The Marquette County Genealogical Society will meet at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library.
Sierra Club meets Wednesday
MARQUETTE – The C.U.P. Chapter of the Sierra monthly meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.
There will be an update on U.P. Coaster Brook trout research by Jill Leonard.
She will discuss the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore coaster brook trout rehabilitation project and the recently completed project evaluation the impact on non-native salmon on brook trout.
She will also give an update on the status of coaster brook trout work going on in the region. For more information, call John Rebers at 250-0442.
‘Laura Rain and the Caesars’
MARQUETTE – The Northern Michigan University Blues Club and the Marquette Area Blues Society will present Laura Rain and the Caesars at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Marquette Elks Lodge at 127 N. Front St. in Marquette.
The event will also feature the Flat Broke Blues Band at 7:30 p.m., Travis & The Midnight Movers at 8:30 p.m., and Laura Rain at 9 p.m. This is a benefit show for blues music educational outreach programs. Admission is $5 for adults, and $2 for students and seniors.
Comedian Jay Black to perform
MARQUETTE – Jay Black, the 2013 College Performer and College Comedian of the Year, will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday in Jamrich 103 of Northern Michigan University.
The recipient of the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities’ most prestigious award has toured with Kevin Nealon and opened for Christopher Titus, Greg Fitzsimmons, Emo Phillips, Pete Holmes and Sinbad.
Raj Patel to give presentation
MARQUETTE – The controversial author, activist and food policy expert Raj Patel will present “How will we feed 10 billion people sustainably” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the University Center Michigan and Ontario Rooms of Northern Michigan University.
Tickets are available at the door for $2 and are free for NMU students with ID.
Patel is the author of “Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System” and, most recently, “The Value of Nothing.” He has testified about the causes of the global food crisis to the U.S. House Financial Services Committee. Other related roles include adviser to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food and fellow at the Institute for Food and Development Policy, also known as Food First. Patel has worked for the World Bank and WTO, later protesting against them around the world. He has degrees from the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics and Cornell University.
Healthy Eating Workshop at YMCA
MARQUETTE – A Healthy Eating Workshop for seniors will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. starting Friday at the Marquette YMCA.
Healthy Eating for Successful Living in Older Adults is an educational workshop and support program for seniors, age 60 and older, who want to learn more about nutrition. The workshop will be offered once a week for six weeks and includes general nutrition information, strategies for goal setting, a cooking demonstration and an optional restaurant outing upon program completion.
There is no fee for this program, however a $10 suggested donation is appreciated. For more information, call 1-800-305-8137 or dial 2-1-1 or visit www.upcap.org.
Antique and Snowmobile show
BIG BAY – The Big Bay Antique & Vintage Snowmobile Show will be Friday and Saturday at the Big Bay Motel.
There will be a spectator show, trophy and awards, a mannequin display contest, snowmobile belt toss and bowling for turkey. offered for kids will be a snowman contest, sawdust treasure hunt, crowning of the prince & princes and more.
Puppet show planned at library
MARQUETTE – A Once Upon a Time… puppet show will be at 1and 2 p.m. Saturday in the Community Room of Peter White Public Library in Marquette.
The classic fairy tale “The Fisherman and His Wife,” will be performed.
One of the Grimm’s Fairy tales, this is the story of a kindly fisherman who lives in a small hut by the sea. One day, the fisherman catches a golden fish that claims to be an enchanted prince.
The fisherman gently releases it but trouble begins when his greedy wife demands her wishes be granted by the enchanted fish. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
‘Princess Whatsername’ presented
BIG BAY – The Powell Township School and Community Theatre Group will present “Princess Whatsername” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Powell Township School Gym in Big Bay.
With a classic fairy tale setting, loads of exciting and hilarious roles to play, a variety of entertaining musical numbers and a plot full of mystery and adventure, this show has it all.
The play is written by Brian Taylor -with music by Bill Lancoeur – produced by Pioneer Drama Service.
Kaleidoscope 2014 on Saturday
MARQUETTE – Kaleidoscope 2014, a kids educational fun fair, will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome.
Vendors can request a registration form by emailing KaleidoscopeFunFair@yahoo.com. There is no cost to host a booth. Booths must feature presentations and activities suitable for children grades pre-K through eighth grade. No items can be sold at the booths.
For more information, call Carl Bammert at 227-2465 or Jan Hutchens at 869-4811.
8-18 Media plans training session
MARQUETTE – 8-18 Media, the youth journalism bureau of the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, will be holding a training session for new members for its Marquette and Ishpeming bureaus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the 8-18 Media Bureau in the Children’s Museum in Marquette.
8-18 Media is a youth journalism, empowerment and leadership program open to kids ages 8 to 18. The members work in teams to produce stories on youth-related issues for Marquette Monthly, for radio stations Q107-WMQT and WNMU Public Radio 90 and occasionally for other media outlets. Members choose and research topics, conduct interviews and write the stories.
The Marquette bureau holds one monthly meeting for all members and schedules work on stories on an appointment basis. The Ishpeming bureau meets each Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the basement of the Ishpeming Carnegie Library.
The program is free and there is no academic prerequisite to join. Pre-registration for the training is encouraged. For more information or to register, call Dennis Whitley at 226-7874 or 226-3911 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.P. Folklife Award to be presented
MARQUETTE – Dean and Bette Premo of Amasa will receive the 2014 Upper Peninsula Folklife Award at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Forest Roberts Theatre of Northern Michigan University.
The presentation will be made at the center’s Michigan Folksong Legacy event, which features a performance by Lumber Jakki and presentations on folklorist Alan Lomax’s visit to Michigan in 1938.
For nearly three decades, Dean and Bette Premo have hosted the Second Sunday Folk Dance series at Fortune Lake Camp. It is one of the Midwest’s most popular venues for folk music and dance and is the largest, longest-running event of its kind. They have also performed regularly with their folk groups, White Water and The Front Parlor Dance Band.
Skiing adventure and fundraiser
BIG BAY – The Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve backcountry ski adventure fundraiser at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve office in Big Bay.
The event is on a guided ski tour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations accepted and encouraged. Hot beverages and light snacks will be provided. Participants are asked to bring ski equipment, a pack lunch, water bottle and a camera.
This trip is suitable for the intermediate skier, with backcountry (preferably) or cross country skis.
For more information or to register, call 345-9223 or email email@example.com.
Community dinner in Ishpeming
ISHPEMING – A community dinner will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Hope Free Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ishpeming.
On the menu this month is lasagna and the meal is free.
Limited rides are available with advance arrangements by calling 485-5714.