UPAWS?holds Meow March event
MARQUETTE – UPAWS Meow March provides an opportunity for cat-lovers to raise money for homeless pets from the comforts of their own homes.
Interested parties can make their “Meow March” page any time during the month of March.
It is fun to make up a destination for their cat to virtually march too.
Every $1 raised brings the cat a “virtual mile” closer to their destination. Or donate to any cat who is marching.
TruNorth holds seminar Tuesday
ISHPEMING – The TruNorth Federal Credit Union will have a free seminar for area residents discussing identity theft and online fraud from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the office in Ishpeming.
Mike Hainstock of Compudyne will offer tips on how to stay protected from online fraud and ID theft.
Mr. Hainstock will explain how to keep computers safe from viruses, worms, spyware, adware and other threats.
Admission is free, but seating is limited. Call the credit union to reserve a seat. Refreshments and snacks will be served.
Soup Luncheon at?Trinity Lutheran
ISHPEMING – A soup luncheon will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the fellowship hall of Trinity Lutheran Church, 414 E. Ridge St., Ishpeming.
Featured will be homemade soup, bread, bars and beverages.
Percussion recital at NMU
MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University’s music department will present Carrie Biolo in a faculty percussion recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Reynolds Recital Hall, Marquette.
Biolo is an established performer of contemporary music, working closely with composers such as Guillermo Gregorio, Gerhard Stabler, Amnon Wolman, Jeff Kowalkowski, Rob Mazurek and Michael Pisaro.
She has recorded more than 25 CDs on various labels including Delmark, HatART, Rino and Uvulittle.
Friends of Carnegie Library meets
ISHPEMING – Friends of the Ishpeming Carnegie Library meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room of the library, Ishpeming.
Partnership to hold annual dinner
MARQUETTE – The Lake Superior Community Partnership Annual Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Great Lakes Rooms of Northern Michigan University, Marquette.
This is the largest fundraiser of the year and all proceeds benefit economic development in Marquette County. The sports themed event will feature networking, a cocktail hour, dinner, silent auction, raffle, cash prize, photo booth, games and one guest will play to win a new car. The Distinguished Service Awards are also given out at the dinner.
This year’s recipients are U.P. Home Health, Hospice, & Private Duty and Dave Aro.
Tickets are $75 each and can be purchased by calling 906.226.6591 or visit www.marquette.org.
Potluck Meeting in Munising
MUNISING – The Polish American Society of Northern Michigan Potluck Meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday in the dining and recreation room of Lakeshore Senior Manor, Munising.
There will be a meal, social time followed by a short business meeting. If planning to attend bring a dish to pass. For more information, call 906-228-3066.
Distinguished Service Award
MARQUETTE – The Distinguished Service Award Dinner will be from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the University Center, 1401 Presque Isle Ave., Marquette.
The distinguished service award winners are Dave Aro and U.P. Home Health, Hospice, & Private Duty.
The event will also feature a cocktail hour and dinner along with a silent auction, photo booth, fabulous raffle prizes, networking and more! This years theme will be sports so attendees can wear their favorite sports team apparel and jeans.
All attendees will be registered to play to win a new car. All proceeds benefit economic development in Marquette County.
Applications for Enrichment Award
MARQUETTE – The application for the Judy Watson Olson Education Enrichment Award is now available.
This $500 annual award is in honor of former The Great Lakes Center for Youth Development President and CEO, Judy Watson Olson, and her efforts to support youth and education across the Upper Peninsula.
Judy, who retired in June 2013, spent her career ensuring youth had the support they needed to grow into successful adults. This is the inaugural year of the award, which will be distributed during the Excellence in Education awards banquet held in April at Northern Michigan University.
The Award will be presented to a program that helps youth succeed academically. Examples of potential projects include homework clubs, field trips, mentoring or literacy support.
Upper Peninsula school districts, College Access Networks and youth-serving organizations are eligible to apply.
The deadline to apply is March 14. For more information, visit www.glcyd.org.