Library to screen blues film
MARQUETTE - Bluesday Tuesday will host a documentary film screening about blues icon John Lee Hooker at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Peter White Public Library Community Room.
"John Lee Hooker: Come and See About Me," released in 2004, is a two-hour documentary featuring footage of Hooker jamming with the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Ry Cooder and Bonnie Raitt. Also included are archive performances throughout his storied career from many of the various television appearances he made as well as vintage interview clips with Hooker.
Admission is free due to sponsorship by the Marquette Area Blues Society and the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.
Legislative luncheon in Negaunee
NEGAUNEE - The Marquette Senior Provider Network will host its third annual Legislative Luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Negaunee Senior Center, 410 Jackson St. in Negaunee. Included will be a video presentation at noon with lunch and discussions at 12:15 p.m. Member agency staff and community members, state, local and federal officials are welcome. A video greeting will be presented from Senator Debbie Stabenow's office. For more information, call Lori Stephens-Brown at AMCAB, 228-6522, ext. 301 or Ruth Almen at the Alzheimer's Association, 228-3910.
Historical society to meet
CHAMPION - The Champion/Beacon/Humboldt Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Champion Township office, U.S. 41 in Champion. All are welcome.
Child registration at Mather
MUNISING - Mather Elementary School will conduct registration for the Fall 2013 Kindergarten classes from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mather. To set up an appointment, call 387-2102, ext. 146.
Children must be 5 on or before, Nov. 1 to join kindergarten in the fall. If a child's birthday falls between Nov. 1 and Dec. 1 parents may request an age waiver, due by June 1. Upon receiving the waiver, a skills level assessment will be administered to determine the child's readiness for kindergarten.
The child's original birth certificate and a copy of the child's immunization record must be brought to registration; hospital records are not acceptable. Those who do not have the original birth certificate should contact the courthouse in the city where the child was born.
Early Childhood Screening will be held on April 11 for children planning on attending Munising Public School's ECDD or Preschool program or the AMCAB Head Start program next fall. The screening will take place at Eden Lutheran Church. Call 387-2103, ext. 263 to schedule a screening time. Students must be 3 by Nov. 1 to be considered for the Early Childhood and Head Start programs. Children must be 4 by Nov. 1 to be eligible for the Munising Public School Preschool Program.
J-TAB board meets Wednesday
MARQUETTE - J-TAB, an advisory board of middle school students in grades six through eight at Peter White Public Library, will meet from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Wednesday in the library's Community Room. For more information, call 226-4323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beautification to hear historian
MARQUETTE - The Marquette Beautification & Restoration Committee will meet at noon Thursday at The Landmark Inn. Historian Fred Stonehouse will discuss "Shipping on the Great Lakes."
Graveraet 1963 seeks classmates
MARQUETTE - Graveraet High School Class of 1963 is planning a class reunion and is in need of contact information for classmates. For more information, call Jerry Albright at 228-7018 or Janet Hruska at 225-1871.
Library to screen 'The Queen'
MARQUETTE - In celebration of March as Women's History Month, Peter White Public Library will present the film "The Queen" at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the library's community room.
"The Queen" stars Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II and Michael Sheen as Prime Minister Tony Blair. The film is an intimate, revealing and sometimes humorous behind-the-scenes glimpse at the interaction between the queen and her prime minister following the death of Princess Diana. The two struggled to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal family and the public's demand for an overt display of mourning.
Viewers may bring a take-out supper to enjoy with this film series featuring Best Leading Actress Oscar winners portraying real women.
Admission is free. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.
Donations sought for baby shower
NEGAUNEE - The 18th Annual Marquette County Community Baby Shower will be held at 1 p.m. April 19 at the Negaunee Township Hall. The event assists families from all over Marquette County by offering needed supplies for newborn babies. Families also will be able to learn about local services to assist them and their new baby. The committee is currently seeking donations of either cash or new baby items. To send a monetary donation, call Lori Marta at 315-2631. Drop-off boxes for new baby items will be available in Marquette at Messiah Lutheran Church, AMCAB Main Office, YMCA and MARESA; in Ishpeming at Carnegie Library and the Bell Memorial Hospital front desk; and in Gwinn at the Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center.
Sponsors for the baby shower include Bell Medical and Bell Hospital, Marquette General Health System Women's & Children's Center, Marquette County Health Department, AMCAB, RSVP, YMCA and the Care Clinic.
Swim Teal Lake seeks support
MARQUETTE - Registration is now open for the 10th Annual Swim Teal Lake for Diabetes, which will be held July 27. Kayak and canoe support is needed to provide safety for the swimmers. Anyone interested in providing paddle support for swim participants may call the U.P. Diabetes Outreach Network at 906-228-9203 or email email@example.com. Online registration for the swim is available at teallakeswim.com/
Lakeshore Boulevard meeting set
MARQUETTE - The Superior Watershed Partnership, in cooperation with the city of Marquette, will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Public Forum Room in Lakeview Arena.
The purpose of the meeting is to review, and gather public input on five conceptual designs developed for the potential redesign and restoration of a 3,000-foot section of Lakeshore Boulevard and the adjacent Lake Superior shoreline.
For more information, call 228-6095 or 225-8380.
Spring Grant apps available
ISHPEMING - The Greater Ishpeming Area Community Fund is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations for its Spring Grant Award Program for projects which benefit the community. The deadline for receipt of grant applications is April 1. The maximum award per grant application is $1,000.
For information or an application packet, call 226-7666 or mail to the Marquette Community Fund Office, 401 E. Fair Ave., P.O. Box 37, Marquette, MI 49855.
MCCD taking tree orders
MARQUETTE - The Marquette County Conservation District is now taking orders for the spring tree sale. For those on the mailing list, tree sale catalogs have been distributed. To pick up a copy, stop by the district office at 780 Commerce Drive, Suite B, Marquette. Call 226-2461, ext. 102 to request a copy.
The catalog, order form and a tree sale photo gallery is available at www.marquettecd.org or on the facebook page. Order deadline is April 1 or until the tree supply is exhausted. Tree pickup is scheduled for April 26 and 27 at the Marquette Board of Light and Power.