Shakespeare Readers to meet
MARQUETTE – Shakespeare Readers will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Shiras Room of the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.
The reading will be “As You Like It.” This comedy’s central character is Rosalind, who is raised at the court of her uncle with her cousin Celia. Rosalind falls in love with a young man named Orlando, against the wishes of her uncle, Duke Frederick. Celia and Touchstone, the court’s fool, help Rosalind devise an elaborate scheme to finally unite the two young lovers.
For more information, call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Blood drive in Newberry Monday
NEWBERRY – A blood drive will be from 2 to 5:45 p.m. Monday at the Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry.
For an appointment, call Mary Nutkins 293-8438.
NMU?hosts debate on marijuana
MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University will host a debate between two high-profile policy experts titled “Legalize It? Marijuana Policy Experts Debate Reefer Policy” at 7:30 p.m. Monday in 102 Jamrich Hall.
It is free for NMU students with ID and $2 for the general public. The debate pits Kevin Sabet, a proponent of anti-drug legislation, against Aaron Houston, a marijuana legalization advocate.
Sabet served under President Barack Obama from 2009-2011 at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy as the senior advisor to director Gil Kerlikowske. He now directs Smart Approaches to Marijuana, which he co-founded.
Houston, a nationally recognized expert on drug policy, works as the executive director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy and is co-founder of Marijuana Majority. From 2005-2010, he served on Capitol Hill as the only full-time marijuana legalization lobbyist.
His work was depicted in the 2007 Showtime original documentary, “In Pot We Trust.”
Blood drive at Anytime Fitness
HARVEY – A blood drive will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Anytime Fitness in Harvey.
For an appointment, call Jodi Reynolds at 249-9800.
Corvino presents keynote at NMU
MARQUETTE – John Corvino will make a presentation titled “Haters, Sinners and the Rest of Us: The Gay Debate Today,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Jamrich 102 of Northern Michigan University.
As the writer of a weekly column, “The Gay Moralist,” Corvino has traversed the country responding to moral and religious arguments against same-sex relationships. His book shares that experience and adopts a “sensitive, precise and good-humored” approach to questions about whether the Bible condemns homosexuality, if people are born gay and whether homosexuality is unnatural.
For more details on the book and author, visit www.johncorvino.com.
Northern Vegans’ casual dinner
ISHPEMING – The Northern Vegans’ casual dinner will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Jasper Ridge Brewery and Restaurant at 1075 Country Lane in Ishpeming.
For more information, call 236-1279, or visit www.northernvegans.com.
Marquette Poets Circle Thursday
MARQUETTE – The city of Marquette Arts and Culture Center presents Marquette Poets Circle at 7 p.m. Thursday at the center in Peter White Public Library.
Members of the Marquette Poets Circle will perform original poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month.
This performance of poetry puts a literary twist on the Thursday Performance Series.
Also included will be music, photography, art, sock puppets and more. Performers are Milton Bates, Claudia Drosen, Amber Edmondson, Michael Greer, Raja Howe, Jesse Koenig, Karina Livingston, Janeen Rastall and Christine Saari.
For more information, call 228-0472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author to host beekeeping class
NEGAUNEE – Christy Hemenway, author of “The Thinking Beekeeper: A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives” will teach a beekeeping class from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Tractor Supply Co. at 367 U.S. 41 East in Negaunee.
Everything you need to know about how to keep bees in top bar hives and raise healthy, natural, local honey in the backyard will be included.
At 8:30 a.m. breakfast will be served and the class will start at 9 a.m. Lunch will be from noon to 1 p.m.
The cost for the class is $175 with breakfast and lunch included.
DOT?training seminar to be offered
MARQUETTE – The Michigan Academy of Family Physicians is offering a local DOT training seminar from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Holiday Inn in Marquette.
Effective May 21, all health care professionals, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and others who perform physical examinations and issue medical certificates for interstate commercial motor vehicle drivers will be required to complete an accredited certification training course and pass an examination.
The training seminar is an accredited certification course and will have information available to sign up to take the certification exam following the training.
For more information, visit www.mafp.com/dot-training or call 517-347-0098.
Blood drive set in Iron Mountain
IRON MOUNTAIN – A blood drive will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at MJ Electric in Iron Mountain.
For an appointment, call Sandy Moore 776-4486.
Blood drive held in Rapid River
RAPID RIVER – A blood drive will be from 2 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Lutheran Church nin Rapid River.
For an appointment, call Winnie Budkis 474-9272.
GIACF?accepting grant applications
ISHPEMING – The Greater Ishpeming Area Community Fund is accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations for its Spring Grant Award Program for projects that benefit the community.
The deadline for receipt of grant applications is Friday and the maximum award per grant application is $1,000.
To receive an application packet, call 226-7666.
LIVEWISE?program held at YMCA
MARQUETTE – A LIVEWISE program will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Marquette County YMCA in Marquette.
LIVEWISE is a free program for individuals that have early stage Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other memory impairment.
Retired school personnel to meet
HARVEY – The Marquette County chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will meet at noon April 9 in the Bayou Restaurant at 200 W. Main St. in Harvey.
The humorous program, presented by author Robert Dobson, is called “When Cows Ruled the Downtowns of Ishpeming and Negaunee.”
Luncheon reservation deadline is Friday. For more information, call 226-9778 or 486-8096.
Used book sale at Carnegie Library
ISHPEMING – There will be a blowout used book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Carnegie Public Library in Ishpeming.
Because of upcoming work to install an elevator, all used books must go. From 10 a.m. to noon all books will be 25 cents. From noon to 2 p.m. there will be a bag sale at $2.50 a bag. From 2 to 4 p.m. all books will be free. Donations of used books will not be accepted after this sale until the elevator has been installed.
SUVCW?to hold meeting Saturday
MARQUETTE – A Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War meeting will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the basement board room of the Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette.
The SUVCW is the successor organization of the Grand Army of the Republic and exists to perpetuate the memory of those who saved the Union. It is composed of descendants of Union Veterans and those interested in the Civil War.
The meeting will include a report by Pat Kennedy about the Camp 266 quilt made about 1900 and Dewey Jones will present pictures from his trip to the sesquicentennial of the surrender of Vicksburg last July.