PBS to broadcast opera 'Rockland'
The Pine Mountain Music Festival has announced the PBS broadcast of Jukka Linkola's opera, "ROCKLAND." A scene from the production is pictured above. The New World premiere performance, directed by librettist Jussi Tapola, will be aired at 4 p.m. Jan. 27 on Northern Michigan University's public television station, WNMU Channel 13. For more information, visit www.pmmf.org.
Church to serve soup supper
ISHPEMING - A community soup supper will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at Hope Free Lutheran Church in west Ishpeming. All are welcome.
Culinary Journey at kids museum
MARQUETTE - The 12th Annual Culinary Journey will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Upper Peninsula Children's Museum in Marquette. This adult fund-raising event features culinary creations from around the world by some of this region's chefs, plus an ample selection of fine wines along with live music from Eclettico and floral accents by Flower Works.
Tickets cost $60 each, $110 per couple and are available at the Children's Museum store or by calling 906-226-3911. A limited number also will be available at the door.
Participating establishments include: The Landmark Inn; The Vierling Restaurant and Marquette Harbor Brewery; The Union Grill; Simply Superior of NMU; NMU Hospitality Program; The Brownstone Inn; Marquette Baking Co.; Babycakes Muffin Co.; Dead River Coffee Roasters; Donckers Candies and Gifts; Swell Food; The Marquette Food Co-op; and Elizabeth's Chophouse
Culinary Journey is sponsored by Upper Peninsula Health Plan; Yellow Book; and Kendricks, Bordeau, Adamini, Chilman & Greenlee, P.C. The Children's Museum will be closed all day Jan. 27.
Blues Tuesday at library
MARQUETTE - Flat Broke Blues Band will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 in the Peter White Public Library Community Room.
The band features guitarist-vocalist Walt Lindala, bassist-vocalist Mark Johnson, guitarist-vocalist Mike Letts, drummer Jim Cohen and lead vocalist-harmonica player Lorrie Hayes.
Admission to the concert is free, due to sponsorship the Marquette Area Blues Society and the library's Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund. For more information, call 226-4318.
Land Conservancy to meet
MARQUETTE - The Upper Peninsula Land Conservancy's annual meeting will be Jan. 28 at the Women's Federated Clubhouse in Marquette. The event will begin with refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and the president's welcome at 7:10 p.m.
Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Biologist Brian Roell will speak at 7:30 p.m. about predatory big cats in the U.P. He will discuss current cat populations in Michigan and provide an update on recent cougar sightings in the U.P. For more information, call 225-8067 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
Historical society to meet
HUMBOLDT - The Champion/Beacon/Humboldt Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Humboldt Township Hall, 5178 County Road FA in Humboldt. All are welcome.
Workshops offered at GLCYD
MARQUETTE - Amy Quinn, president-elect of Great Lakes Center for Youth Development, will present "Office Lean for Small Organizations" from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 31. This workshop is for executive directors and management staff with decision-making authority, especially for organizations with 10 or fewer employees.
Vision Mapping will be presented by Dar Shepherd, owner of Shepherd Coaching, from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 21 at GLCYD. A vision map is an actual, physical picture of a desired reality. This workshop is for nonprofit professionals, board members and volunteers who want to learn a process that can bring clarity to their mission in a relaxed atmosphere.
The cost for each of the two workshops is $25 for GLCYD members, and $45 for others.
To register for either workshop, visit www.glcyd.org or call 906-228-8919.
Award nominations sought
MARQUETTE - The Marquette Regional History Center is seeking nominations for the Helen Longyear Paul Award which is given to recognize individuals, and for the Peter White Award which is given to honor foundations, companies, organizations and institutions.
Nominations should include the award category, how the individual or organization has shown dedication and commitment to local history, and the projects they have worked on. A one-page submission is sufficient and should be sent to the Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W. Spring St., Marquette, MI 49855 no later than Feb. 4.
Awards will be presented at the annual meeting Feb. 27 at the history center. The meeting is free and open to the public and will include refreshments, a brief business meeting, awards and entertainment.
For more information, call 226-3571 or visit www.marquettehistory.org.
Mitchell UMC selling sausage
NEGAUNEE - Mitchell United Methodist Church will sell potato sausage from 1 to 6 p.m. Jan. 31 at the church, 207 Teal Lake Ave. in Negaunee.
For more information, call Chuck Johnson at 475-4759. A limited amount of sausage will be made, and advance orders are recommended.
Zonta taking grant apps
MARQUETTE - The Zonta Club of Marquette is accepting grant applications for the 2013 funding cycle. High priority is given to programs that improve the status of women by addressing the issues of economic self-sufficiency, legislative equality, and access to education, health, and nutrition.
For more information or an application, visit www.zontamqt.org. Applications must be submitted by Jan. 31.
Energy event in Marquette
MARQUETTE - The Superior Watershed Partnership and Marquette Area Jaycees will present Energy on Tap!, a free local energy event, from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ore Dock Brewing Co. in Marquette.
Participants will learn energy efficiency tips for the home and meet one-on-one with energy professionals for the last hour.
Marquette BetterBuildings for Michigan will be on-hand to answer questions about the program and how it can help save money. Energy experts will include Northern Energy Solutions, Home Evaluation Services and Michigan Energy Options.
For more information, call Natasha Koss at 228-6095, ext. 11.
Used book sale at Carnegie
ISHPEMING - The Friends of the Carnegie Public Library in Ishpeming will hold its first used book sale of the year from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 2 in the library's Margaret Dundon Reading Room.
Paperback books sell for 25 cents, while hardcover books cost 50 cents. Books for the sales may be donated during regular library hours.
Certain items are not acceptable; check with a librarian when bringing in used books.