2013-08-01 / Community

News Briefs

Forgotton Eagles plan Manistique ceremony

MANISTIQUE – The Forgotten Eagles will be arriving in Manistique on Aug. 8 at approximately 6 p.m. as part of their annual ride through the U.P. to help the Veteran’s Trust Fund.

A program will be held at the veterans’ memorial at the Schoolcraft County Courthouse. The public is welcome to attend.

For more information contact Leslie Henry at 341-8100.

U.P. Book Tour event coming to library

MANISTIQUE – Manistique School and Public Library invites the public to attend a U.P. Book Tour event on Aug. 15. The event will take place from 1-3 p.m. at the library.

Featured writers include Elinor Benedict, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Amber Edmondson, Phillip Sterling and Ron Riekki. A book sale and signing opportunity will follow the presentation/panel discussion. Admission is free.

For more information, contact 341-4316.

State retirees assoc. planning Aug. 5 meet

ESCANABA – The Upper Peninsula

Chapter 16 of the State Employee Retirees Association will hold its monthly meeting on Aug. 5. The meeting will begin at 1:10 p.m. in the conference room of the state office building in Escanaba.

Refreshments will be served. All members and guests are encouraged to attend.

Final concert in series to be held August 11

MANISTIQUE – The Community Concert Committee’s summer chamber music series concludes Aug. 11. The final concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Church of the Redeemer Presbyterian.

The program features a string quartet group from the Ann Arbor area playing a program entitled “Hot and Cold”. Music director of the community series, Paul Lundin, is joined by violinist Karen Donato, violist Joseph Deller and cellist Daniel Thomas.

In this program, Franz Josef Haydn’s “Sunrise” quartet raises the curtain on the evening. A quartet entitled “Four, for Tango”, by Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla, contrasts with Norway’s most famous composer Edvard Grieg.

The concert will include an art show, “Ceramics and Mixed Media”, featuring Manistique artist Jessica Vitale during intermission.

Tickets are $7 and will be available at the door prior to the performance. Those under 18 will be admitted free.

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