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Mar
23
Thu
World War I and America
Mar 23 @ 9:30 am – 9:00 pm

A major initiative involving public library programs in all fifty states, a traveling exhibition, a multimedia website, and the publication of an unprecedented anthology of writings by Americans who experienced World War I. As one of fifty libraries in the nation, our Library has been selected to host a series of programs, as well as a companion traveling exhibit of documents, images, and interpretive texts prepared by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History from March 1-23, 2017.

Organized to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the nation’s entry into the war in 1917, the goal of the Library of America’s project will bring members of the veteran community together with the general public in libraries and museums around the country to explore the transformative impact of the First World War by reading, discussing, and sharing insights into the writings of Americans who experienced it firsthand. Providing scholar-moderated opportunities for those who served in more recent conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan to bring their experiences to bear on historical events and texts, the project will illuminate for a wide audience the lasting legacies of World War I, and the similarities and differences between past and present.

The traveling exhibit is free and will be open to the public during regular Library hours, March 1-23, 2017. Be sure to mark your calendars for related programming.

For more information on the World War I and America initiative, visit www.wwiamerica.org. For information on the Library’s programming visit www.alpenalibrary.org, Facebook, or call 989.356.6188 ext. 25.

Alpena Dog Park Fundraiser Kick-off
Mar 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Live music by Cool Breeze and Way Out Wayne. Help raise the $6,000 needed for the dog park in Alpena.

Lake Invaders: Author visit with William Rapai
Mar 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for author talk with Michigan Notable Book author William Rapai.

There are more than 180 exotic species in the Great Lakes. Some, such as green algae, the Asian tapeworm, and the sucker mouth minnow, have had little or no impact so far. But a handful of others—sea lamprey, alewife, round goby, quagga mussel, zebra mussel, Eurasian water milfoil, spiny water flea, and rusty crayfish—have conducted an all-out assault on the Great Lakes and are winning the battle. In Lake Invaders: Invasive Species and the Battle for the Future of the Great Lakes, William Rapai focuses on the impact of these invasive’s.

Books will be available for purchase. For more information www.alpenalibrary.org or contact us at 989.356.6188 x 25

The Luther Movie-Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed The World
Mar 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

IMPORTANT: Cost is $10 per person. All tickets must be purchased in advance by March 16 and can be purchased at a special website set up for the screening, www.tugg.com. You can also purchase tickets through Immanuel Lutheran Church office. Don’t miss this one time showing.

This entertaining new film follows the great adventure story of Luther’s life, packed with political intrigue, kidnappings, secret hideouts, and life-or-death showdowns. At the same time, it’s a story about the most important questions of life, including “Who am I?” “What is my purpose” and “How do I get right with God?”

Mar
24
Fri
MidMichigan Medical Center- Alpena “Used” Book Sale @ MidMichigan Medical Center
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Eagles Friday Fish Fry
Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Friday’s during Lent, 12ozs COD loins, baked or fried with salad bar. Adults, $9, children 6-12 $5.50, 5 & under free. Open to the public to enjoy.

Roller Skating at NLA
Mar 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

$4 admission, $2 Skate Rental.

Kids Themed Fitness Party-Spring Into Fitness
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Kids will enjoy two action packed hours of non stop themed fun!!! Kids will have the chance to gain new and practice old gross and fine motor skills throughout the fun!!!!

**During this class the kids will have fun practicing their fine and gross motor skills while using their imaginations and stepping into a fun and exciting spring into fitness themed world for the night. For kids ages 3-10.

Kids will be given the option of having a snack, kids are not required to eat/try anything. They will however be encouraged! We will also create a homemade craft that the kids can use for hours of active fun at home!!!

Fine motor skills worked on (some not all): writing, using scissors, gripping, using tweezers, pouring, threading, stringing beads, puzzles, tracing, building towers, coloring, drawing, forming letters and numbers, and tying shoelaces.

Gross motor skills worked on (some not all): jumping, running, skipping, walking backwards, kicking, throwing, catching, balance, coordination, and hopping.

Register on Facebook event or call 989-340-2111. Find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kidsfitnessandnutritionclub/.

A Grand Night for Singing
Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Taste and imagination, the two key ingredients for a first-rate revue, abound in this fresh take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon conceived by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie. Over three decades after the duo’s final collaboration, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, took the Great White Way by storm, it was in fact this new R&H musical that opened the 1994 Broadway season with flair and distinction, garnering wildly enthusiastic notices as well as earning two Tony nominations, including Best Musical.

To reserve tickets, call the box office at 989-354-2267

Mar
25
Sat
Alpena Farmer’s Market Indoors
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Kids Sports Night EVENT
Mar 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Kids ages 3yrs to 10 years join us for a variety of sports FUN!!!!! The kids will have the chance to play basketball, volleyball, soccer, floor hockey, wacky baseball, ping pong, bowling and MORE!!!! Some of the event will be for Group Games and some of the time will be allowed for the kids to play which ever sport they choose! Register on Facebook event or call 989-340-2111. Find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kidsfitnessandnutritionclub/.

Glow Skate at NLA
Mar 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

$5 admission, $2 Skate Rental

Roller Skating at NLA
Mar 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

$4 admission, $2 Skate Rental

A Grand Night for Singing
Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Taste and imagination, the two key ingredients for a first-rate revue, abound in this fresh take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon conceived by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie. Over three decades after the duo’s final collaboration, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, took the Great White Way by storm, it was in fact this new R&H musical that opened the 1994 Broadway season with flair and distinction, garnering wildly enthusiastic notices as well as earning two Tony nominations, including Best Musical.

To reserve tickets, call the box office at 989-354-2267

Mar
26
Sun
A Grand Night for Singing
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Taste and imagination, the two key ingredients for a first-rate revue, abound in this fresh take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon conceived by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie. Over three decades after the duo’s final collaboration, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, took the Great White Way by storm, it was in fact this new R&H musical that opened the 1994 Broadway season with flair and distinction, garnering wildly enthusiastic notices as well as earning two Tony nominations, including Best Musical.

To reserve tickets, call the box office at 989-354-2267

Alpena Convention & Visitors Bureau
235 W. Chisholm St. • Alpena, MI 49707
1-800-4-ALPENA or (989) 354-4181
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