Category: Events

Chinese Culture to be Celebrated at Peter White Library

MARQUETTE, MI – CineArts Films at Peter White Public Library, a series devoted to foreign and independent films, presents our second annual Reel China, a program
celebrating Chinese culture through food and film on Saturday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room. The NMU Chinese Organization will offer a short cultural program and serve Chinese snacks followed by the movie:  “The Road Home.”

“Luo Yusheng returns to his childhood village from the city to bury his father. As he enlists help to carry out his mother’s wishes for a traditional burial for her husband, he learns the story of his parents’ romance, the first marriage in their village based on love rather than an arranged marriage. 2001.”

In Mandarin & French with English subtitles. 120 minutes. Free admission.

Call 226-4309 or visit www.pwpl.info for more information

Harlem Globetrotters Return to Breslin Center

EAST LANSING, MI – The world famous Harlem Globetrotters will take fan interaction to a new level when the 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour comes to the Breslin Center in East Lansing on Friday, January 24th, 2014, at 7:30pm.  Online voting is now open at harlemglobetrotters.com/rule, where all fans can choose which new game-changing rules they want to see in their hometown.  Tickets go on sale 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 22nd and are available by calling 1-800-968-2737 or online at breslincenter.com.

The Globetrotters were the first organization in sports & entertainment to let fans vote on rules when the team introduced the concept last year.  Since the fan response was so overwhelming, the team is doing it again – but with a major twist.

The 2014 online ballot includes three never-before-seen revolutionary rules.

  • Hot Hand Jersey – Both teams will have a “Hot Hand Jersey” they can pass among each other.  The player who is wearing this jersey will receive double points on made baskets
  • Make or Miss – The quarter begins with only two players on the court for each team.  When a team scores, a teammate may enter the game.  When they miss, the player missing the shot must leave the court, leaving his or her teammates shorthanded.
  • Trick Shot Challenge – Via three challenge flags per team, each coach can challenge the other team to make a trick shot.  If the team makes the trick shot, they earn five points.

With a roster chowcasing stars such as Special K Daley, Big Easy Lofton, Flight Time Lang, Hi-Lite Bruton, and Dizzy Grant – plus female stars TNT Maddox, T-Time Brawner, and Sweet J Ekworomadu* – the Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind family show features mesmerizing ball handling, an assortment of trick shots, high-flying dunks, and precise timing – all with an array of comedy guaranteed to entertain the young and the young at heart.  After vitrually every game, Globetrotter stars remain on the court for autographs and photographs with fans.**

Tickets start at $19.00 and are now available at harlemglobetrotters.com, www.breslincenter.com, the Breslin Center box office, or by phone at 517-432-5000 or 1-800-968-BRES.  Information on group and scout tickets can also be found at harlemglobetrotters.com.

*Rosters will vary in each city and are subject to change

**Subject to availability

Marquette Michigan Becomes a Frisbee Sanctuary

In 1975, Wham-o Manufacturing Company designated Marquette, Michigan as Frisbee Sanctuary. This designation established Marquette as a community who helped develop Frisbee and disc games as a worldwide recreational and competitive sport.

On March 25, 2013 the Marquette City Commission unanimously approved a resolution to designate Marquette, MI with the official title of Frisbee Sanctuary.

Marquette City Manager William Vajda was excited about the resolution.  “”Marquette has long enjoyed hosting disc sport events, and recognizing our commitment, as Wham-O did almost 40 years ago, will be a great way to promote all the opportunities flip, float, and fly!”

Marquette Michigan becomes the only city in the world with the official designation of Frisbee Sanctuary. “The adoption of the resolution will recognize the history of Marquette in the development of Frisbee, create more opportunities to become a place of disc destination and further our worldwide recognition as a founder and contributor to disc sports., says “Disc da UP” spokesman Buck Buchanan.

“This title will help us expand all disc sports in Marquette and the UP. We will continue to host the US National Guts Frisbee Championships and are in the final stages of building a world class 18 hole disc golf course here in Marquette, with the grand opening in June of 2013.”

“We are also assisting other cities around the UP in expanding or building new disc golf courses and hope to have a UP Disc Golf Tournament series in 2014. The City has also helped us obtain an official “Frisbee Sanctuary” disc which commemorates the new title and will soon be available to the public.”, Buchanan says.

For more information on any disc questions or helping with the US National Guts Frisbee Championships or assisting in building the disc golf course you can call Buck Buchanan, “Disc da UP” at (906) 360-2607 or contact him at cbuchana@nmu.edu

Monster Truck Nationals Takes The World’s Youngest Monster Truck Team to School

WHO/WHAT: Monster Truck Nationals and Q106 have made Jarid Smith the coolest kid in school at Williamston Middle School! Jarid and the students at Williamston Middle School will be having a monster good time on Friday, February 8th when the World’s Youngest Monster Truck Team comes to visit. There will be an assembly where students can ask these young guns anything about the world of monster trucks and then they get to go check out the truck!
The festivities will begin at 1:45pm and run until 2:45pm. This is not just any monster truck that will be appearing, it will be the half scale monster trucks that are driven by the World’s Youngest Monster Truck Drivers. These trucks are driven by, 7 year old Jake, 9 year old Kid KJ and 16 year old Macey! The trucks are Sir Crush A Lot, Monster Bear, and Demolition Diva. These trucks are custom built to fit to these kids and are half the scale to a full size monster truck! They are something worth seeing!
WHEN: 1:45pm, Friday, February 8th
WHERE: Williamston Middle School
                  3845 Vanneter Rd Williamston, MI 48895
ADDITIONAL INFO: Join Us In a Magical Experience! Coming to the Breslin Center on Saturday, February 9th, as part of its’ national tour, witness MONSTERS & MAGIC. A Monster Truck thrill show like no other, as you take a journey into the magical world of Monster Trucks and Mind Blowing Illusions. Rev up for non-stop action of incredible car crushing Monster Trucks, see the World’s Youngest Pro Mini Monster Truck Team! PLUS, believe in the impossible again, as you witness THE GRAND ESCAPE…a heart pounding, chest gripping, shocking and totally spectacular mid-air escape in the spirit of Houdini!

SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge Kicks Off in March at Michigan Technological University

The SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge will kick off in March at Michigan Technological University with tough flex-fuel standards and a record number of teams.

Students from across the Snow Belt take a stock snowmobile and re-engineer it to reduce emissions and noise and increase fuel efficiency while preserving the riding excitement demanded by snowmobile enthusiasts.

The full release is posted on the Michigan Tech news site.