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Minds Aflame Speaker Series: Beyond Sustainability

Learn more about environmental, economic and social sustainability through a series of talks inspired by Tedx 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in Williams Auditorium. Three speakers will present each hour throughout the three hour event. For more information, contact Lisa vonReichbauer at 231-591-2450.

Mentalist Brain Ledbetter

See mentalist Brian Ledbetter experiment with mind reading, telekinesis and more 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in UC 202. Ledbetter can allegedly make inanimate objects seemingly come to life and tell specific, accurate facts about something he’s never seen. The event, sponsored by Entertainment Unlimited, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Entertainment Unlimited at

Skeleton Skurry 5K Run, Walk and Roll

Participate in a 5K open to people of all ages and abilities Saturday, Oct. 26, at Big Rapids City Hall. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the race begins at 9:30 a.m. The race costs $30 per person with pre-registration and $35 per person if registering at the day of the event. There will be prizes for the top three finishers and those with the best costumes. For more information or to request accommodations, contact Maggie Walcott at or 231-591-3942.