Public relations workship Tuesday
MARQUETTE – Pure Michigan Business Connect, Weber Shandwick, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s public relations agency of record, and the Lake Superior Community Partnership will host a public relations workshop for local businesses.
This free workshop will teach how to promote a business and tell its story to an audience through traditional media relations and digital tips and best practices.
The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Northern Michigan University’s Bottum University Center.
Advanced registration is required. Visit www.marquette.org to register.
Children’s Performance Workshop
MARQUETTE – The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center will be hosting a Children’s Performance Workshop for the original child’s play Becky Saves the Bees from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 14 through June 18 at the MACC, Marquette.
Workshop will assign acting roles, teach the global importance of pollinators, and the epidemic, colony collapse disorder.
Honey bee populations have been in decline for more than a decade. There is no consensus on exactly why, but most scientists are in agreement that increased pesticide use as well as chemical treatments used on densely populated domestic beehives are part of the problem. Becky Saves the Bees will teach participants and audiences the global importance of pollinators and the epidemic Colony Collapse Disorder or CCD.
All kids age 6-18 will get parts. The cost is $45 for city residents/$50 for non-city residents.
For more information or to sign up, call 228-0472 or e-mail arts-culture.org.
The final performance will be at 6 p.m. June 20 at the Presque Isle band shell, Marquette.
Honor Flight homecoming event
ESCANABA – The Upper Peninsula Honor Flight’s next mission to Washington, D.C. will be Wednesday.
There will be a homecoming event at 7 p.m Wednesday at Escanaba Airport, Escanaba.
There will be musical entertainment and memorabilia displays. The landing is scheduled for 8:30 p.m.
There will be also be a September flight. For more information or application form, visit www.upperpeninsulahonorflight.org/ or call Barb Van Rooy 906 280-1471.
Class of 1965 reunion planning
MARQUETTE – The Marquette Senior High Class of 1965 is beginning to plan its 50th reunion for next summer.
Those are interested in helping or who have ideas for the event are asked to contact Bobbi Peterson. The reunion committee is meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Big Boy Restaurant.
Once Upon A Crime book club
MARQUETTE – Once Upon A Crime, the book club for Mystery Readers continues its series “She/He or He/She” – mysteries by a female author with a male detective or a male author with a female detective at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Dandelion Cottage room of the Peter White Public Library, Marquette.
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith will be discussed.
Set in Botswana and first in his acclaimed series, McCall Smith tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is drawn to her profession to “help people with the problems in their lives.”
New members are welcome. For more information, call Caroline Jordan 228-9953.
Auditions for ‘Narnia’ to be held
MARAQUETTE – Lake Superior Youth Theatre will be holding auditions for their upcoming summer production of “Narnia” the musical Wednesday and Friday.
Auditions will be from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.
Those auditioning only need to attend one day and can sign up for an audition time by visiting www.mysignup.com/narnialsyt.
Drop- ins will also be accepted. Those auditioning will have an additional dance audition May 18.
Ages 8 and under or no dance experience from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.,1-3 years of dance experience from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., 4-8 years of dance experience from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., 9 years of dance experience and gymnasts from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the dance auditions.
Vocal auditions will take place at the Graveraet School on the third floor, 611 N. Front St., Marquette.
Dance auditions will take place at the NMU Blackbox Theatre in the McClintock Building of Northern Michigan University, Marquette. Audition callbacks will be at 5 p.m. May 18t at the Black Box Theatre of NMU.
Youth ages preschool to 12th grade are eligible to audition. Wear comfortable clothing and dance shoes.
Those auditioning will be asked to read from scenes, sing a song, and dance. A pianist will be provided.
Those who do not wish to sing a song at auditions don?t have to. There is no cost to audition but there is a registration fee to participate in the production. There are special family rates and scholarships are available.
The show is directed and choreographed by David Bashaw and Jill Vermeulen.
The show is produced by Lake Superior Youth Theatre?s Executive/Artistic Director Nikke Nason.
The first and most famous story of The Chronicles of Narnia has become a musical presentation of this unique, enchanted world filled with creatures and spirits of myth and fable, both good and evil, demonic and transcendent. The principal inhabitants, however, are the intelligent talking animals ruled by the majestic King Aslan, the great lion of Narnia.
Though Aslan is often absent from the land so that his very existence is doubted by some, he returns when the need for him is greatest. And entering Narnia at a moment of high adventure are some children – plucked from our world in unexpected ways to help Narnia and to learn from their Narnia odyssey lessons of courage, unselfishness and wisdom that will help them grow. Performances will be at the Lake Superior Theatre August 7 to August 10 and August 13 to August 16. Those who are unable to attend the auditions times must call before auditions to set up an alternate time.
For more information, call 906-362-6453 or email email@example.com.
Antique appraisal event to be held
MARQUETTE – A two-part antique appraisal event will be held Thursday and Friday in the Community room of the Peter White Public Library, Marquette.
The hours for the event are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.
Verbal item appraisals will be provided for advance ticket holders by Mark F. Moran, of Iola, Wis., who has been active as an appraiser of antiques and fine art for more than 20 years. Spectators are welcome to attend at no charge and enjoy the action. Tickets for a scheduled appraisal time are available now from the library’s circulation desk on the main floor for $15 per item. There is a limited number of tickets available for the day with a maximum purchase of 3 tickets per person. Tickets can also be reserved by calling 906-228-9510 with a valid credit card. Proceeds will benefit the Peter White Public Library. Categories of objects for appraisal may include: fine art, furniture, ceramics, glassware, vintage photographs, advertising, folk art, assorted toys, metalware, clocks, costume jewelry, and musical instruments. Items not appropriate for evaluation are weapons, coins and paper money, Beanie Babies, fine jewelry and precious gems. Questions on appropriate items can be submitted in advance to Moran via phone or email. For more information, visit mark-moran.blogspot.com. Moran is also available by appointment for in home evaluations.
To schedule a private appraisal call 715-281-5060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the event, visit www.pwpl .info or call 228-9510.
PATH?workshop is rescheduled
ISHPEMING – The Diabetes self-management workshop that was originally scheduled to begin on April 23 has been postponed until Wednesday.
The Diabetes PATH (Personal Action Towards Health) workshop is a six-week workshop designed to provide the skills and tools needed by people living with Type 2 diabetes. Subjects covered include: symptoms of diabetes, stress, managing fatigue and emotional problems, exercise, healthy eating, medications, and working with health care providers.
The six week class will meet from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays May 14 to June 18 at Bell Hospital in Ishpeming.
Class sizes are limited and pre registration is required- family and caregivers are welcome. There is no cost to attend. To register call 1-800-338-7227 or dial 2-1-1. For more information, visit www.upcap.org.
Steelworkers Club set to meet
NEGAUNEE – The Marquette Range Steelworkers Retiree’s Club will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ronn Hall, Negaunee. New members are welcome.
‘Dracula’ at Readers Theater
MARQUETTE – Readers Theater will be reading “Dracula” by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Shiras room of the Peter White Public Library, Marquette.
The script is the 1924 stage play as adapted from the novel by Bram Stoker, the first adaptation of the novel authorized by Stoker’s widow and which has influenced many subsequent adaptations.
The American stage production starred Bela Lugosi in his first major English-speaking role, with Edward Van Sloan as Van Helsing. Both actors reprised their roles in the 1931 film version, which drew on the Deane-Balderston play.
Readers Theater is a group of adults, who are interested in drama and are willing and able to read a scripted role.
Readers Theater meets on the third Thursday of each month. New readers are always welcome. For more information, call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
‘Guys and Dolls’ musical at IHS
MARQUETTE – Ishpeming High School will present the musical “Guys and Dolls” Friday through Sunday at W.C Peterson Auditorium in Ishpeming.
Set in New York City, the story is of two couples; one new and and one old. Sky Masterson places a bet with Nathan Detroit that he can persaude Sarah out on a date with him. Nathan has been engaged to Adelaide for 14 years.
Additional characters include avid gamblers, Nicely-Nicely Johnson, Big Jule, Harry the Horse and Benny Southstreet. The cast and crew is made up of approximately 50 students from Ishpeming High School.
Denise Clark is the director and Sheila Grazulis is the producer. Adult tickets ($10) and student tickets ($5) are available at the IHS office (485-1066) and at the door.
Handcrafted poppies distributed
MARQUETTE – American Legion Auxiliary volunteers will distribute handcrafted poppies honoring America’s war dead Thursday through Saturday.
Each Poppy has been made by the veterans at the D. J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette as a supplement to the physical therapy program. The veterans who make the Poppies are paid a small amount for each painstakingly made Poppy, for some it is their only source of income. All proceeds collected by the Auxiliary volunteers are contributed to programs for the rehabilitation and welfare programs for needy veterans and their families.
Mom-to-Mom sale held in Suomi
SUOMI – A Mom-to-Mom Sale will be from 8 a.m.. to noon Saturday at the Richmond Township Community Club, Suomi.
Early bird shoppers arriving before 9 a.m., $2 at the door. Shoppers arriving after 9 a.m., $1. For more information, call Katie at 906-235-7103.