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March 19, 2021


FISH DINNER CHARITY FUND RAISER FOR ROSCOMMON COUNTY FOOD BANK

From 4:00PM to 6:30PM

The Houghton Lake Knight of Columbus is having a fundraiser for the Roscommon County Food Banks at Houghton Lake and Roscommon. Fish Dinner that will be carry-out only, of Cod or Bake Fired Pollack. Included are a baked potato, baked beans, coleslaw, dinner roll/butter, and cookie. The take-out dinner is $10 and all proceeds going to the food banks. All Fridays in Lent starting with Friday, February 19th from 4 to 6:30 PM. You can all in your order at 989-366-5188 from 3 PM on or order right at the K of C Hall. Please come and help the food banksEvent Image

Location: Knights of Columbus Hall, M-55 East of Prudenville 2/10 MI

Website: kofc6548.org

Phone: 989-366-5847

NWS Presents: An Evening with Imbolo Mbue

From 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Imbolo Mbue is the author of the New York Times bestseller Behold the Dreamers, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the Blue Metropolis Words to Change Prize and was an Oprah’s Book Club selection.“We should have known the end was near.” So begins Imbolo Mbue’s powerful second novel, How Beautiful We Were. Set in the fictional African village of Kosawa, it tells of a people living in fear amid environmental degradation wrought by an American oil company. Pipeline spills have rendered farmlands infertile. Children are dying from drinking toxic water. Promises of cleanup and financial reparations to the villagers are made—and ignored. The country’s government, led by a brazen dictator, exists to serve iEvent Imagets own interests. Left with few choices, the people of Kosawa decide to fight back. Their struggle will last for decades and come at a steep price. Told from the perspective of a generation of children and the family of a girl named Thula who grows up to become a revolutionary, How Beautiful We Were is a masterful exploration of what happens when the reckless drive for profit, coupled with the ghost of colonialism, comes up against one community’s determination to hold on to its ancestral land and a young woman’s willingness to sacrifice everything for the sake of her people’s freedom.Guest host Rochelle Riley is the director of Arts and Culture for the city of Detroit. She is a former award-winning columnist for the Detroit Free Press.

Location: Virtual Event

Website: https://nationalwritersseries.org/upcoming-events/

Phone: 231-486-6868