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9:00 am
9:00 am

PLAYNTINGS: works surfaced

Overbrook Gallery, Muskegon Community College

“PLAYNTINGS: works surfaced,” an exhibit featuring hybrid combinations of painting, drawing and sculptural components by Lily Kuonen, opens on Tuesday, Jan. 16, and runs through March 2 in the Muskegon Community College Overbrook Gallery.

10:00 am
12:30 pm

Still Waters Run Deep: Reimagining Dementia and Humanness

Beardsley Theater

The award-winning January Series from Calvin College is one of the leading lecture and cultural arts series in the country. The Community Foundation for Muskegon County is pleased to host a FREE, livestream remote site to bring this series to our community.  Detailed program info available at www.calvin.edu/january-series.

6:00 pm

Yooper Talk

Hackley Public Library

yooper talk

Kathryn Remlinger, author of the forthcoming book Yooper Talk, will be at HPL to talk about her new book.
 
“Yooper Talk is a fresh and significant contribution to understanding regional language and culture in North America. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is historically, geographically and culturally distinct. Struggles over land, labor and language during the past 150 years have shaped the variety of English spoken by resident Yoopers, as well as how they are viewed for outsides.
 
Drawing on sixteen years of fieldwork, including interviews with seventy-five lifelong residents of the UP, Kathryn Remlinger examines how the idea of a unique Yooper dialect emerged. Considering UP English in relation to other regional dialects and their speakers, she looks at local identity, literacy practices, media representations, language attitudes, notions of authenticity, economic factors, tourism, and contact with immigrant and Native American languages. The book also explores how a dialect becomes a recognizable and valuable commodity: Yooper talk (or "Yoopanese") is emblazoned on t-shirts, flags, postcards, coffee mugs, and bumper stickers.
 
Yooper Talk explains linguistic concepts with entertaining examples for general readers and also contributes to interdisciplinary discussions of dialect and identity in sociolinguistics, anthropology, dialectology, and folklore.
 
For more information about the book, the author, and UW Press, please visit https://uwpress.wisc.edu/books/5561.htm.”

Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.

 

7:00 pm

Music: Improv Jam

The Book Nook & Java Shop

For more information: Call (231) 894-5333 more details

7:00 pm

Planetarium Show: Faster Than Light! The Dream of Interstellar Flight

Muskegon Community College

Faster Than Light! The Dream of Interstellar Flight

January 16 – March 1, 2018 and March 13-29, 2018
(Closed March 6 and March 8 for College Spring Break)

7:00 pm

Planetarium Show: Faster Than Light! The Dream of Interstellar Flight (2)

Muskegon Community College

Faster Than Light! The Dream of Interstellar Flight

January 16 – March 1, 2018 and March 13-29, 2018
(Closed March 6 and March 8 for College Spring Break)