8-18 Media plans training session
MARQUETTE - 8-18 Media, the youth journalism bureau of the Upper Peninsula Children's Museum in Marquette, will hold a training session for new members of its Marquette and Ishpeming bureaus at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the 8-18 Media Bureau in the Children's Museum.
8-18 Media is a youth journalism, empowerment and leadership program open to all kids ages eight to 18. The members work in teams to produce stories on youth-related issues for Marquette Monthly, for radio stations Q107-WMQT and WNMU Public Radio 90 and for occasionally for other media outlets. Members choose and research topics, conduct interviews and write the stories.
The Marquette bureau holds one monthly meeting for all members and schedules work on stories on an appointment basis. The Ishpeming bureau meets at 4 p.m. each Tuesday in the basement of the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library.
The program is free, and there is no academic prerequisite to join. Preregistration for the training is advised. For information or to register, call 8-18 Media Director Dennis Whitley at 226-7874 or 226-3911, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free open skate at Berry
MARQUETTE - As part of the Northern Michigan University WinterFest, there will be a public open skate from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Berry Events Center. NMU students, faculty, staff and the Marquette community may enjoy free ice skating and hot chocolate while having a chance to skate with Wildcat Willy, as well as NMU and USOEC athletes.
Music will be provided by Double Trouble DJs. Free photo booth photos also will be available. Skate rentals will be free, but participants should bring their own, if possible.
For more information visit www.nmu.edu/winterfest.
Biz After Hours for non-profits
MARQUETTE - The Lake Superior Community Partnership will co-sponsor a Business After Hours with fellow Marquette County non-profit organizations from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Peter White Lounge at Northern Michigan University. The purpose of the event is to showcase non-profit organizations and network with fellow business professionals.
Participating non-profit organizations include Alzheimer's Association, Beacon House, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Child & Family Services of the U.P., Kiwanis Club of Marquette, Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, Lake Superior Hospice, Marquette Breakfast Rotary Club, Marquette Adult Day Services; Northern Michigan University's Center for Student Enrichment: Volunteer Center, Academic Service Learning, Superior Edge, Student Leader Fellowship Program; the Upper Peninsula Children's Museum; Goodwill Industries; Great Lakes Rodeo; The Haunted Hayride; The Upper Peninsula Home Health Hospice and Private Duty; Marquette-Alger Resolutions Service; The Medical Care Access Coalition and The Women's Center.
Beacon House is accepting cleaning supplies, paper products, office supplies, coffee, bottled water and non-perishable foods.
Lake Superior Hospice is accepting bean bag chairs, games, gift certificates (Hobby Lobby, Michael's, Walmart), slinkys and art supplies: glue, colored construction paper, play do, model clay and washable paints.
Goodwill Industries is accepting clothing and domestic items.
Bridal brunch offered in Negaunee
NEGAUNEE - A bridal brunch for brides, grooms, friends and family will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Midtown Bakery & Cafe in downtown Negaunee. Cost of $15 per person includes tea service, brunch and a chance to meet with local service providers such as Midtown Bakery & Cafe, Hanna's Tea Times, The Grand Effex Salon, Daniele Carol Photography, and Fabulous Flowers by Jeffrey Heidtman.
For more information or to RSVP, call 475-0064.
Write your story at library
MARQUETTE - The Peter White Library will offer another six-week session of the Write Your Own Story class. The session will run from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 25 through April 1.
The session is free, but space is limited. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 226-4312.
Competitive swim class at WHS
ISHPEMING - The Ishpeming-Negaunee-NICE Community Schools is taking registrations for an eight-week competitive swim class that will run from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuedays and Thursdays, beginning Feb. 26 at Westwood High School. The program is for ages 11 and older. Participants must be experienced swimmers.
The registration fee is $70, and space is limited. For more information or to register, call 475-4173.
USDE former counsel to speak
MARQUETTE - Charles Rose, recent general counsel for the U.S. Department of Education, will present "Emerging Trends in Higher Education" at 3 p.m. Monday at Northern Michigan University in Reynolds Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public.
Rose is currently a partner with DrinkerBiddle, in the firm's Chicago and Washington, D.C., offices. His talk is presented by NMU's Office of the President.
Antique snowmobile show slated
BIG BAY - The Big Bay Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Show will be held Friday and Saturday at the Big Bay Motel on County Road 550, 25 miles northwest of Marquette.
A 30-mile winter wonderland ride will be held Friday for 1985 and older sleds, departing the motel at 10 a.m. The day also will include a pig roast and bon fire. Cost is $5 per person, and helmets are mandatory.
A spectator show Saturday will begin with 9 a.m. registration and run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A Mannequin Display Contest also will be held. Cost is $10 to register a mannequin(s) dressed in the era of the machine being displayed.
Additional activities will include a mini sled fun run for children age 10 and younger, a Sawdust Treasure Hunt, a snowman contest and a raffle.
Pianist Bourgoin to perform
MARQUETTE - A piano concert featuring Andrew Bourgoin will be present at 2 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Peter White Public Library Community Room. The concert will include classical works by Mozart, Chopin and Copeland.
Pianist, conductor and coach, Andrew Bourgoin is currently the music director for the Northern Michigan Univeristy productions "Avenue Q" and the upcoming "Legally Blonde."
Concert admission is free due to sponsorship by the library's Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund.
For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Church hosting wild game dinner
MARQUETTE - Marquette Church of Christ will host an inaugural wild game dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the church, 1104 W. Fair Ave. in Marquette. This is a free potluck-style dinner and all are welcome. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to pass.
Featured speaker will be Scott McFarren, area chairman for the Marquette Chapter of Ducks Unlimited.
For more information, call Jim Larsen at 906-250-5968.
Miss U.P. pageant tickets available
MARQUETTE - Tickets are available for the 2013 Miss Upper Peninsula USA and Upper Peninsula Teen USA Pageant. The Miss U.P. Pageant will take place at 7 p.m. April 25 at the Forest Roberts Theatre at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. Tickets may be purchased at any NMU EZ Ticket Outlet or online at Tickets.NMU.edu.
Contestants are still being accepted for the pageant. The deadline to confirm contestants is April 1. Entry cost is $295. Applications may be submitted at www.MissUpperPeninsula.com
All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the theater program at NMU as a donation to the First Nighter's Club.
MARESA to conduct phone survey
MARQUETTE - Two hundred Marquette and Alger county 2012 high school graduates or their parents will be contacted via telephone survey during March and April to inquire about the students' post-graduation training and employment status.
The survey is being conducted by the Marquette-Alger RESA for Gwinn, Ishpeming, Marquette, Munising, Negaunee, NICE and Superior Central high schools. The survey is required for Marquette-Alger schools to be eligible to receive state and federal funds that support career and technical education programs.
It also will provide data to use for program improvement.
For more information, call Brian Sarvello at 226-5135.