Calendar

We try to make sure that events listed here are up to date, but all information shown is subject to change. If you or your organization has an event, please send an email to calendar@abc10up.com

Sep
25
Mon
‘In the Footsteps of Marco Polo’ Talk
Sep 25 – Sep 29 all-day

Photographer and adventurer Denis Belliveau traveled in the footsteps of Marco Polo from Italy to China and back. He wrote about his travels and produced a 2008 documentary for PBS, In the Footsteps of Marco Polo. Belliveau will be an “Explorer in Residence” at NMU Sept. 25-29 and will give a public presentation from 6:15-7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. Admission is free. A buffet of Central Asian desserts prepared by NMU chef Nathan Mileski will be available before the presentation from 5:30-6:15 p.m.

Belliveau is also making presentations in NMU history, anthropology and international studies classes at NMU, andworking with middle-school students at Gwinn Public Schools.

For more information about Belliveau and the Explorer in Residence program, visit http://thestepsofpolo.org/.

This Explorer in Residence program is made possible by the financial and logistical support of NMU’s Department of History, NMU’s School of Education, NMU’s International Studies Program, the NMU Foundation, the NMU Provost’s Office and Gwinn Public Schools.

Sep
26
Tue
‘In the Footsteps of Marco Polo’ Talk
Sep 26 – Sep 30 all-day

Photographer and adventurer Denis Belliveau traveled in the footsteps of Marco Polo from Italy to China and back. He wrote about his travels and produced a 2008 documentary for PBS, In the Footsteps of Marco Polo. Belliveau will be an “Explorer in Residence” at NMU Sept. 25-29 and will give a public presentation from 6:15-7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. Admission is free. A buffet of Central Asian desserts prepared by NMU chef Nathan Mileski will be available before the presentation from 5:30-6:15 p.m.

Belliveau is also making presentations in NMU history, anthropology and international studies classes at NMU, andworking with middle-school students at Gwinn Public Schools.

For more information about Belliveau and the Explorer in Residence program, visit http://thestepsofpolo.org/.

This Explorer in Residence program is made possible by the financial and logistical support of NMU’s Department of History, NMU’s School of Education, NMU’s International Studies Program, the NMU Foundation, the NMU Provost’s Office and Gwinn Public Schools.

Bluesday Tuesday at Peter White Public Library presents BahLuze @ Peter White Public Library
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm

The Peter White Public Library and the Marquette Area Blues Society would like to invite music lovers to a concert by BahLuze on Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00 in the Peter White Library’s community room, part of our monthly Bluesday Tuesday series.

Led by singer/songwriter Derrell Syria, BahLuze consists of four seasoned local musicians who have played music throughout their lives and have decided to perform a genre of music that they truly love—blues.  Derrell Syria, who has performed throughout the US with multiple bands, plays guitar and sings lead vocals.  Dave Ziegner, who has also performed nationally, plays bass and sings.  Paul Neumann, drummer, has dedicated his life to performing with other musicians in any place, any time, and any style.  Finally, Gary Parkkonen, plays the keys.  Music has always been a part of his life, and he shows it in his expertise on the ivories.  All in all, these four musicians will impress and entertain you with both original and rearranged versions of blues tunes.

There is no admission charge to attend this event which is co-sponsored by the Marquette Area Blues Society and the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library.  Call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info for more information.

Sep
27
Wed
‘In the Footsteps of Marco Polo’ Talk
Sep 27 – Oct 1 all-day

Photographer and adventurer Denis Belliveau traveled in the footsteps of Marco Polo from Italy to China and back. He wrote about his travels and produced a 2008 documentary for PBS, In the Footsteps of Marco Polo. Belliveau will be an “Explorer in Residence” at NMU Sept. 25-29 and will give a public presentation from 6:15-7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. Admission is free. A buffet of Central Asian desserts prepared by NMU chef Nathan Mileski will be available before the presentation from 5:30-6:15 p.m.

Belliveau is also making presentations in NMU history, anthropology and international studies classes at NMU, andworking with middle-school students at Gwinn Public Schools.

For more information about Belliveau and the Explorer in Residence program, visit http://thestepsofpolo.org/.

This Explorer in Residence program is made possible by the financial and logistical support of NMU’s Department of History, NMU’s School of Education, NMU’s International Studies Program, the NMU Foundation, the NMU Provost’s Office and Gwinn Public Schools.

AA Meetings
Sep 27 all-day

NOON – Wed/Friday Group – Portage Lake United Church, Houghton – open to the public

NOON – Reflections by the Sea – St Peters by the Sea Episcopal Church, Eagle Harbor – open to the public; meets June through September

7:30 pm – Torch Lake Group – United Methodist Church, Lake Linden – closed meeting; limited to those who desire to stop drinking

8:00 pm – We Share Group- Copper Harbor Community Center, Copper Harbor – open to the public; meets June through September

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) Chapter 1900 Chocolay Raptor Center Presentation @ Marquette Commons
Sep 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Bob Jenson of the Chocolay Raptor Center will present a program at the September 27 meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) Chapter 1900.
The group will meet at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 27, at the Marquette Commons, 112 S. Third St., in Marquette. This is a different location from the usual NARFE meeting site, to accommodate the live birds in the raptor presentation.
NARFE members will find some free, two-hour parking in the Marquette Commons lot, first-come, first-served, and there is free, two-hour parking in the Spring Street lot between Baraga and Spring Streets. The City also offers metered parking at 50 cents per hour in other lots. Members should not park in the private, Pathways parking lot between the Commons lot and Spring Street.
The Chocolay Raptor Center started in 2012. Its mission is to rehabilitate sick, injured and orphaned birds of prey, and to educate the public about raptors and other birds. Jenson’s program will feature live birds from the Center.
NARFE Chapter 1900 includes members from the Marquette, Escanaba, Rapid River, Houghton and Hancock areas.
Biblical Bereavement Support Group
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Biblical Bereavement Support Group is sponsored by UP Health System-Portage Home Care and Hospice. It meets the final Wednesday of each month at Gardenview Assisted Living and Memory Care in Calumet.

Anyone struggling with grief is welcome. Gardenview does ask that you let them know in advance that you’ll be attending, so they know how many refreshments to prepare.

Veteran’s Benefits Town Hall Meeting @ pin Show Map The American Legion Post 114
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us at the American Legion Lillian Larson Post with Craig Salo, your local VA Representative for a Q&A session on the BENEFITS available to you, and also a Representative from D.J. Jacobetti Home For Veterans will be on hand answering questions about the facility.

If you would like to know what options are available for you and your family, this is a great opportunity to learn, and be able to ask your representative any questions about these plans.

Why not come and join us?

We will have coffee, refreshments, and most importantly INFORMATION!

For more details on the meeting, visit the Facebook event page.

Panel on POW camps in the UP @ Peter White Public Library
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm

One Book One Community invites the public to a panel on POW camps in the UP in conjunction with John Smolen’s novel Wolf’s Mouth on Wednesday, September 27 at 7:00 pm in the Peter White Public Library’s Community Room.

There will be three panelists:  John Pepin, Larry Chabot, and Gary Asano.  John Pepin worked at the Mining Journal for 21 years where he researched and produced special UP-centered historical publications.  In January 2000, the Mining Journal published a series of five articles he wrote entitled “POW Camps in the UP,” which were expanded into the 2004 documentary film Enemy in our Midst, co-produced with Jackie Chandonnet.  During his portion of the panel event, John will focus on UP POW camps, showing clips from this documentary.

Historian and author, Larry Chabot has written two UP history books:  The UP Goes to War:  Upper Michigan and Its Heroes in World War II (2006) and Saving Our Sons:  How the Civilian Conservation Corps Rescued a Generation of Upper Michigan Men (2009.)  Larry will present on the Civilian Conservation Corps Camps.

Orthodontist Gary Asano is a third generation Japanese descendant also known as “Sansei.”  His grandparents immigrated into the United States prior to World War II and his parents were born and raised in California.  The family was interned in concentration camps in Arizona and California during World War II, which will be the focus of Gary’s presentation.

The speakers will be available for a question & answer session after their presentation.

There is no admission charge to attend this event which is sponsored by the Peter White Public Library, Northern Michigan University, and Snowbound Books.  For more information, visitwww.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.

Sep
28
Thu
‘In the Footsteps of Marco Polo’ Talk
Sep 28 – Oct 2 all-day

Photographer and adventurer Denis Belliveau traveled in the footsteps of Marco Polo from Italy to China and back. He wrote about his travels and produced a 2008 documentary for PBS, In the Footsteps of Marco Polo. Belliveau will be an “Explorer in Residence” at NMU Sept. 25-29 and will give a public presentation from 6:15-7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in 1100 Jamrich Hall. Admission is free. A buffet of Central Asian desserts prepared by NMU chef Nathan Mileski will be available before the presentation from 5:30-6:15 p.m.

Belliveau is also making presentations in NMU history, anthropology and international studies classes at NMU, andworking with middle-school students at Gwinn Public Schools.

For more information about Belliveau and the Explorer in Residence program, visit http://thestepsofpolo.org/.

This Explorer in Residence program is made possible by the financial and logistical support of NMU’s Department of History, NMU’s School of Education, NMU’s International Studies Program, the NMU Foundation, the NMU Provost’s Office and Gwinn Public Schools.