Dementia coalition to receive grant
MARINETTE — The Dementia Friendly Community Coalition (DFCC) of Marinette County will be the recipient of a grant awarded by the M&M Area Community Foundation at a ceremony at ADRC of Marinette County, 2500 Hall Ave., March 14 at 11:30 a.m. Sweets and beverages will be served and the public is invited and welcomed to share in the celebration.
The funds will be used to support the Purple Angel Program which aims to educate the community and local businesses about dementia, to raise awareness of the different types of dementia and to support and empower those living with the disease through awareness training of local businesses. The program also strives to remove the fear, isolation and stigmas associated with the disease, to become a global symbol for dementia that has no language barriers and to have the “Global Purple Angel” become as well known and accepted as the “Pink Ribbon” for cancer, allowing people to live with dignity.
For more information and to become a “Purple Angel” business, persons may call 715-732-5747, 715-582-3589, or 715-732-3850.
Bay College to offer scholarships
ESCANABA — Bay College, 2001 N Lincoln Road, is offering scholarships for Fall 2018 semester to graduating high school seniors, current students and returning learners for academic excellence, financial need and specific academic programs. Applications are available online at www.baycollege.edu/scholarships and must be submitted by March 15. Funding for scholarships is made possible by donations to the Bay College Foundation from businesses and organizations, as well as individuals, through endowment, estate and annual contributions.
For more information, persons may call the Financial Aid Office at 906-217-4020 or for information on the Bay College Foundation, visit www.baycollege.edu/foundation; email foundation@baycollege.edu or call 906-217-1700.
Health insurance counseling offered
MARINETTE — The Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce is offering free 30-minute supplemental health insurance counseling sessions, for Wisconsin and Michigan senior citizens, at the chamber, 601 Marinette Ave., March 13 by appointment.
For more information and to make an appointment, persons may call the office at 715-735-6681.
Quilters’ Club presented demonstrations
MARINETTE — Northwoods Quilters’ Club of the tri-county area had its monthly meeting at Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 1947 Riverside Ave., Feb 12. Members presented 10-minute demonstrations on techniques that they considered special. The 20-inch x 20-inch fabric challenges will be displayed in the gallery room at the Spies Public Library, 940 1st St., Menominee, during the month of March and the next challenge will be a table topper, runner or a picnic blanket made from one or more fabrics with food prints. There is no limit in size or shape and is due by July 9.
The next meeting will be an all-day quilting retreat Monday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees should bring projects, favorite tools, a power strip if intending to sew, or plan to work on charity quilts. There are more than 12 tables, three irons and ironing boards and the most basic tools available. Lunch will be served, but drinks and snacks can be brought to share. There will be no “show n share” this month.
The club is open to new members of all levels of experience. For more information, persons may visit Facebook at “MarinetteWI-Menominee, MI Northwoods Quilters.”