2017-10-12 / Lifestyles

Lifestyles Briefs

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Auxiliary planning quarterly meeting

MANISTIQUE – The Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold its quarterly meeting Oct. 16.

The meeting will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the conference room of the hospital. Lunch will be provided by the hospital for $10.

The meeting’s speaker is SMH Marketing Coordinator Sara Giles.

Attendees can call 341-2863 by Oct. 13 to register for the luncheon. Attendees are asked to bring items for the Chemotherapy Comfort Bag Donation Drive.

New members are always welcome.

‘Essentials for an Efficient Government’ workshop set for October 26

\IRON MOUNTAIN – Schenck is hosting a workshop, “Essentials for an Efficient Government,” that will help government organizations stay up-to-date with ever-changing regulatory requirements, technology and processes. The workshop will be held Oct. 26 at the Bay College Campus in Iron Mountain. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (CST).

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Steve Hyde, MS, MBA, CIO and director of IT services at Schenck, will share how small government entities, increasingly targeted by hackers, can implement cybersecurity best practices. Cost is $50 per person, which includes seminar materials, continental breakfast and lunch.

To register, visit schencksc.com/ events. Contact (920) 996-1261 or karie.matthias@schencksc.com with questions.

Bonifas Arts Center to host ‘Young Hemingway’ documentary Oct. 20

ESCANABA – A new documentary outlines Ernest Hemingway’s relationship with Michigan. The Upper Peninsula premiere of “Young Hemingway and His Enduring Eden” will take place Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Bonifas Arts Center.

The 60-minute film uses Hemingway’s words to explore his life during the times he spent near Walloon Lake, south of Petoskey, in “Windemere”, his family’s summer cottage, between 1899 and 1921 –just after his birth, during his boyhood, and as a young man – as well as Michigan’s influence on his writing.

Hemingway’s works included: The Sun Also Rises (1926), A Farewell to Arms (1929), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), and The Old Man and the Sea (1952). He also wrote short stories and journalism and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.

Michigan Hemingway Society President Chris Struble said that after Hemingway served as a Red Cross ambulance driver in Italy during WWI, he returned to the Petoskey area with “237 shrapnel wounds and a broken heart”, separated from a nurse he’d hoped to marry.

The film features insights from Hemingway scholars, family members, other writers, editors of the Hemingway Letters Project at Pennsylvania State University, and Michigan residents from the area where Hemingway lived.

This summer, a sculpture of Hemingway as a young man, created by Gladstone artist Andy Sacksteder, was unveiled at Pennsylvania Park in downtown Petoskey. The statue was commissioned and put in place to honor Hemingway’s life and work and highlight his connection to the region – just as the film aims to do.

During a post-viewing “afterglow,” Sacksteder (www.andysacksteder.com) and filmmaker George A. Colburn (www.georgecolburn.com) will answer questions.

Tickets, on sale now, may be purchased at the Bonifas or by calling 786-3833, for $10 each or $15 per pair.

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