2013-12-05 / Lifestyles

Lifestyles Briefs

‘Spirit of Harriet Tubman’ coming to center

CURTIS – The Erickson Center for the Arts will present “The Spirit of Harriet Tubman”, featuring Leslie McCurdy, on Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.

Born into slavery in Maryland, Harriet Tubman not only escaped slavery alone, she returned to the south 19 times to lead over three hundred other slaves to freedom in the northern United States and Canada. Her work as a nurse and a spy during the civil war was instrumental in helping the North defeat the South, thus forcing the abolition of slavery in the United States. Her entire life was spent working for the benefit of others, while asking little for herself. Now, The Spirit of Harriet Tubman continues that legacy.

Unable to rest as long as there are those who need guidance, The Spirit of Harriet Tubman, returns time and again to tell her story and share the things she learned along the way.

On a minimally lit, barren stage with a trunk of costumes, The Spirit of Harriet Tubman tells stories beginning with being hired out at the age of six and going through her solo flight from slavery, her involvement with the Underground Railroad, her victorious rescue missions in the civil war, and her continued commitment to others in her later years. These stories are told in Harriet Tubman’s own words where available. This compelling one woman “docudrama” is valuable for its copious historical content as well as its artistic delivery.

Adult tickets are $15 and students are free. Elementary and middle school students must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note that the free student tickets must also be reserved in advance due to limited seating. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door, but cannot be guaranteed.

Advance sale reserved tickets are available at the Erickson Center or by phone (906) 586-9974 with a credit card.

North Woods receives recognition by surveys

MANISTIQUE – As a way to measure patient satisfaction, North Woods sends out patient satisfaction surveys. These surveys are sent by an unbiased third party vendor, Fazzi Associates.

North Woods recently received recognition as a national best practice agency. Agencies named as national best practice agencies are proven leaders and have excelled in patient satisfaction.

“This is a wonderful acknowledgement for both our staff in the field providing care and our clerical staff behind the scenes making everything work efficiently,” said Lynn MacGregor, administrator, “Much of our business comes from word-ofmouth recommendations, so the importance of patient satisfaction cannot be over stressed.”

North Woods Home Care and Hospice is a privately owned home health and hospice agency that provides skilled nursing, home health aide, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, private duty, hospice, and social work services.

The agency serves patients in Schoolcraft, Delta, Luce, and Alger counties. For more information, call (800) 852-3736 or visit their website at www.northwoodshomecare.com

Dave Rudolf ‘Christmas Kids Show’ tonight

ESCANABA – Dave Rudolf is returning to Bay College on Dec. 5. The show is family friendly and offers plenty of fun for children of all ages.

“Dave Rudolf’s Christmas Kids Show” takes place at 6:30 p.m. in the Heirman University Center, Room 952.

Rudolf is a 15-time nominated National Association of Campus Activities Award winner, Disney writer, Gold Record, Grammynominated performer, singing tunes featured on radio programs.

Admission is free, although the donation of a new toy to charity is welcomed.

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