Briefs

Summer Story Hour

to close Wednesday

GLADSTONE – The Gladstone School and Public Library will host a closing summer story hour on Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Reading logs are due by 4 p.m.

All children ages 2-10 are welcome.

Children’s Museum to

host Noon Out event

MARQUETTE – The public is welcome to join the staff of the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, plus residents and visitors for a National Noon Out luncheon on Friday in the Museum’s Courtyard (inside Museum in case of rain).

Everyone is invited to bring a lunch and share in this community-building event that will run from 12-1:30 p.m. Representatives from the Michigan State Police will be there with Kid I.D. kits and the Marquette City Police K9 dog and handler will also be on hand. Musician Kathy Wales will be singing children’s songs throughout the event as well.

The event is part of the long-running National Night Out program all this week.

Tennis Court Dance

Friday in Escanaba

ESCANABA – Escanaba Class of “64” Tennis Court Dance will be held on Friday, Aug. 8, from 6-10 p.m. in Ludington Park. All classes from the 60’s are invited.

Participants are asked to bring their own drinks, snacks, and lawnchairs.

‘Wishes on Wheels’

event Thursday & Friday

ESCANABA – GFWC and WDBC/WYKX will host the 10th annual “Back to School Wishes on Wheels” event on Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m to 6 p.m each day.

During the two-day event live radio remotes will take place at Walgreens, Walmart, and Staples. Positively the Center for Success will offer a 25 percent coupon with any school donation. For the month of August, school donations can be dropped off at Positively.

The event is a collaboration between the radio station and GFWC of Escanaba. The “Back to School Wishes” on Wheels Program was started 10 years ago to assist area students by providing the supplies they need to succeed in school.

Donations of backpacks, trapper keepers, notebook paper, compass and protractors, hand sanitizer, kleenex, markers, dry erase markers, pens, pencils, mechanical pencils, erasers, rulers, note cards, scissors, glue sticks, spiral notebooks, and crayons are needed. Donations will be accepted at all locations on both days.

GFWC members will be on site to collect school donations. The supplies are then sorted and packed into backpacks and later distributed to area schools in Delta County.

The goal is to fill the Escanaba School bus with school supplies.