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Exhibit at Michigamme Moonshine

MICHIGAMME – Laura Stahl Maze’s Neon’ Paintings and Mixed Media exhibit will be on display until April 30 at the Michigamme Moonshine Art Gallery, Michigamme.

The reception will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Gallery. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 906-323-6546. Spring Gallery Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday.

Registration for Little League set

ISHPEMING – The Ishpeming Little League will host a registration night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the old Ishpeming High School Gym, use the entrance on Fourth Street.

Registration will be accepted for all levels of girls fast pitch softball and girls and boys baseball.

Fees for a first family member are $35 for Tee Ball (age 4-6), $50 for Coach Pitch (age 7-8), $60 for all others including Baseball and Fast Pitch Softball; Minors (10U), Majors (12U), Juniors (14U) and Seniors (16U).

Additional household members are $20 for any level.

For information, call Coleen Waters 486-8337 or Tom Bleau 486-8271 or email Ishpeminglittleleague@yahoo.com.

‘From the Bottom Up’ presentation

MARQUETTE – Environmentalist Chad Pregracke will present “From the Bottom Up: One Man’s Crusade to Clean America’s Rivers” at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center, Marquette.

Growing up just a few yards from the Mississippi River and working as a commercial shell diver during summers, Pregracke witnessed firsthand the spoiling of our rivers. What began as a weekend clean-up project has ballooned into a nonprofit organization with a $1.6 million annual operating budget and a staggering list of achievements. Since its inception, Pregracke’s crew and more than 70,000 volunteers have removed more than 8 million pounds of garbage from 17 major U.S. rivers. Counted among the haul: 63,000 tires, 18 porta-potties, 14,733 balls, 19 tractors, four pianos, and 63 messages in bottles.

Admission is free for students and $5 for the public. For more information, call 227-2500.

Diabetes PATH?program offered

HARVEY – The Diabetes-PATH program will be from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Mondays from March 24 through April 28 at Chocolay Township Hall, Harvey.

The Diabetes-PATH program is a six-week workshop designed to provide the skills and tools needed by adults living with diabetes to improve their health and manage symptoms.

The class is free and materials and snacks are provided. Pre-registration is required. Topics will include: managing symptoms, healthy eating, meal planning, label reading, medications, physical activity, managing stress, foot care, and much more. To register, call UPCAP at 1-800-338-7227 or dial 2-1-1.

Swanson performance at Bluesday

MARQUETTE – Bluesday Tuesday welcomes local band, Travis Swanson and the Midnight Movers to perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library, Marquette.

A U.P. native, Travis Swanson has worked with several local bands, including the swing-roots-blues ensemble Mike Letts & The Marquettes, the funk-R&B-jazz-rap combo Step Love, and his own trio, Travis & The St. Lous.

For more information, call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.

Environmental impacts discussion

MARQUETTE – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a panel discussion on environmental impacts related to Eagle Mine operations from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in room 101-B of the Superior Dome, Marquette.

It will feature representatives from Eagle Mine, the Community Environmental Monitoring Program, Marquette County Community Foundation and Superior Watershed Partnership.

CEMP operates independently from the mine and is implemented by the community foundation and watershed partnership. It was formed to provide an objective, accurate image of Eagle Mine processes and impacts.

It is free for NCLL members and $5 for non-members. Call 227-2979.

Committee meeting held Tuesday

MARQUETTE – The Marquette Alger Regional Inclusive collation Committee meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Superior Alliance for Independent Living, 1200 Wright St. Suite A., Marquette.

A Disability Awareness program will be shown overview how disability awareness has changed through the years. There will be coffee and snacks served.

Board of Health meets Wednesday

MARQUETTE – The Marquette County Board of Health will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Room 231 of the Henry A. Skewis Courthouse Annex, Marquette.

For more information, visit www.mqthealth.org.

‘Birthplace of Professional Hockey’

MARQUETTE – The Marquette Regional History Center presents “Houghton:?The Birthplace of Professional Hockey” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the MRHC, Marquette.

It will be presented by Michigan Technological University Professor Bill Sproule.

Hockey may be Canada’s game, but a Houghton dentist and an entrepreneur became promoters for hockey’s first professional league. The International Hockey League lasted three years, from 1904 to 1907, but during its run, some of the best players of that era represented teams from Houghton, Calumet, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and Pittsburgh, Pa., in the league. This presentation will explore the teams and famous players, as well as how this league was founded.

There is a $5 Suggested donation. For more information, visit www.marquettehistory.org or call 906-226-3571.

Free PATH?workshop to be offered

MARQUETTE – A free PATH workshop will be from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays from March 25 through April 29 at the Peninsula Medical Center, Marquette.

The PATH program helps people with health concerns learn the skills they need to manage their symptoms. Topics include weight problems, lack of energy, stress, pain, healthy eating, staying active, diabetes/pre-diabetes, high blood pressure, communication, medications and much more.

Recreation Authority set to meet

MARQUETTE – The Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority will meet at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Country Inn and Suites, 2472 U.S. 41, Marquette.

A public hearing will be held to discuss a proposed grant application for a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant for interpretive signage on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. The authority is planning to install 12 additional interpretive signs which will tell 12 unique stories along the route.

For more information, call 906-235-2923.

‘Welcome to Medicare’ workshop

GWINN – The Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program free “Welcome to Medicare” workshop will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Forsyth Senior Center, 165 N. Maple St., Gwinn.

This event includes a Medicare 101 Presentation, workbook, materials, questions and answer session, refreshments, door prizes and more! Registration is required, dial 2-1-1.

‘Dreams of Trespass’ discussion set

MARQUETTE -A public book discussion of Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood by Fatima Mernissi will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library, Marquette.

Mernissi is a Moroccan sociologist, writer and lecturer at Mohammed V University.

Dreams of Trespass is a graceful and humorous coming-of-age memoir depicting traditional life in a harem in 1940s Fez.

The strict codes defining and limiting women’s lives bewildered the young Mernissi who writes of the borders she encountered between childhood and adulthood, public and private lives, and male and female. Her book paints a candid picture of Morocco on the verge of independence and reform and of the conflicting attitudes of the females in her family about harem life and tradition.

For more information, call 226-4309 or visit the reference desk on the second floor.

Church no longer accepting paper

GWINN – The Grace Lutheran Church in Gwinn is no longer taking paper for recycling. Recyclables can be taken to Forsyth Township recycling garage.

Baraga Avenue visioning held

MARQUETTE – A Baraga Ave. Visioning session will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Marquette Commons,112 S. Third St. Marquette.

The Marquette Downtown Development Authority recently received a MI Place Plan initiative grant for redesign assistance to Baraga Ave.

The community is invited to share their input and vision for the future development and design of Baraga Avenue. The project parameters are Baraga Avenue from Third Street to Lakeshore Boulevard.

‘Living Water’ Lenten Retreat

CRYSTAL FALLS – A Lenten Retreat for adults will be Friday through Sunday at Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp, Crystal Falls.

Entitled “Living Water,” the retreat will explore how the baptismal journey of Lent can provide a framework for deepening one’s spiritual life. Adults of all faiths are welcome to attend.

The presenter, the Rev. Lee Goodwin, has been a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for over 30 years.

Goodwin is a graduate of the Group Leaders and Spiritual Guidance Programs of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Washington, DC. He is currently Co-Director of the Deepening the Spiritual Life Program at the Norbertine Center for Spirituality at St. Norbert Abbey in DePere, Wis.

Lodging in high-comfort facilities on site is available for full-time retreat participants.

Others are welcome to attend sessions Friday evening and or all day Saturday with meals for a minimal cost.

For more information, call 875-3697 or visit fortunelake.org.