The calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; or email to, putting calendar in the subject line.


12-Step Recovery Groups — offered daily at the Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette. For a complete AA meetings list visit

Breakfast — is 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Negaunee Eagles Club.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 9 a.m., 1202 S. Front St., Marquette.

Life Recovery Group — meets 9:30-10:30 a.m., Lake Superior Christian Church, Marquette.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 11 a.m., upstairs 106 W. Main St., Ishpeming.

Alcoholics Anonymous — noon, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette.

Personal Ministry Time — from noon-2 p.m., at New Life Church, Marquette. This ministry is for anyone with a need for physical, emotional or spiritual healing in their life. For more information, call 226-2333.

“Scrooge” — Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will ring in the holiday season with its long-standing traditional production of “Scrooge,” a musical retelling of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The one-act show is approximately 55 minutes long. Tickets are $15 for the public, $10 for students and $5 for NMU students. Tickets are available online at or at any NMU EZ Ticket outlet. For more information on the event, contact the Forest Roberts Theatre Box Office at 906-227-2082 or via email at

Ninjitsu — class offered 1-2:30 p.m., Northern Lights Martial Arts Center, Marquette. Call 346-9054.

Bingo — American Legion Auxiliary Bingo at Post 349 in Little Lake is ongoing on Sundays. Early birds are at 1:30 p.m. and the regular session is at 2 p.m. The public is invited.

Aikido — class offered 3-4 p.m., Northern Lights Martial Arts Center, Marquette. Call 361-5282.

Christmas Charity Concert — is planned for 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in Negaunee. This Community Choral Collage will feature the Choir of St. Paul and Friends along with choirs from Negaunee High School and Bothwell Middle School. Special guest soloist will be Jeff Jennings. Admission is free but goodwill donations received at the event will be presented to St. Vincent de Paul and the Salvation Army.

Overeaters Anonymous — Literature meeting, 4:30 p.m., Bethany Lutheran Church, 715 Mather Ave., Ishpeming. Call 361-4947 or visit

Community Dinner — at Hope Free Lutheran Church in west Ishpeming will be at 5 p.m. Homemade soups, chili and sandwiches will be served. There is no charge for the meal and everyone is welcome. For more information call the church office at 485-5714.

Superior Pipe and Drum — Corps meets 6-8 p.m. at Silver Creek Church in Harvey. New members welcome. Highland dancing, bagpiping and drumming instruction available. Call Pierre Ogea at 249-1999, or visit

Narcotics Anonymous — 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Marquette.

ACA — Adult Children of Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families beginners meeting/work book study is 6-7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 120 N. Front St., Marquette. Call 361-8888.

VFW Auxiliary Bingo — early birds meet at 6:20 p.m. Regular session begins at 6:30 p.m. No Smoking.

Early Bird Bingo — at 6:20 p.m., the VFW post 4573 in Ishpeming.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 6:30 p.m., DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans, Marquette.

Alcoholics Anonymous — (open/speaker/non-smoking) meets 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Munising.

Incest Survivors — Survivors of Incest Anonymous meets 7 p.m., Lake Superior Village Community Center, Marquette. Women only. Call 228-8155.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, Negaunee.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30 p.m., Richmond Township Hall, Palmer.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30 p.m., Catholic Church, Republic.

Alcoholics Anonymous — closed meeting, 8 p.m. at the Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette.


Alcoholics Anonymous — Early Bird meeting, 7-8 a.m., First United Methodist Church, Marquette. Handicapped accessible. Call AA Hotline at 249-4430. For a complete AA meetings list visit

12-Step Recovery Groups — offered daily at the Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette. Call AA Hotline, 249-4430. For a complete AA meetings list visit

Wonder Babies — 10-10:40 a.m. Peter White Public Library Community Room. Songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for ages 0-18 months and a loving adult. Older siblings welcome. Adult social time from 10-10:15 a.m., storytime begins at 10:15 a.m. Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit

Chair yoga — Chair yoga is offered at the Gwinn Clubhouse at 10 a.m. $2 donation goes to library fund. Call 346-2117 for more information.

Breastfeeding Mothers Group — meets 11 a.m.-noon third Mondays in the Family Birthing Center Classroom at UP Health System-Marquette. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers and their children welcome. For details call 225-3081.

Storytime for Non-Movers — 11-11:20 a.m. Peter White Public Library Community Room. Songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for babies not yet mobile and able to move away from their loving adult. We ask that older siblings do NOT attend. Adult social time and play time after storytime. Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit

Alcoholics Anonymous — We Are Not Saints open meeting is at noon at 1009 W. Ridge St., Marquette. Call 228-6545.

Alcoholics Anonymous — Women’s “Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions” discussion meeting at noon, Marquette Masonic Center, second floor lounge. Handicapped accessible. Call AA hotline at 249-4430.

Alcoholics Anonymous — noon at 1202 S. Front St., Marquette.

Bridge — is played at 1 p.m. at the Marquette Senior Center, 300 Spring St., Marquette. Call 225-1456.

Blood drive — The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a services of U.P. Health System-Marquette, has scheduled a blood drive at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital from 2-6 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call Mary Nutkins at 293-8438.

Computer Coaching — Focus on a different topic each week, and learn how to become more proficient on a computer. Peter White Public Library Computer Lab. 3 p.m. 226-4312.

TOPS MI 0625 Ishpeming — meets at Wesley Methodist Church, 801 Hemlock St., Ishpeming. Weigh-in 4 to 4:45 p.m. Meeting: 5 to 6 p.m. Call 485-4932.

Harry Potter Club Grades 6-8 — 4:30-5:30 p.m. Peter White Public Library MACC 4. All upperclassmen wizards in grades 6-8 are invited to the class Harry Potter 101 to discuss all things Harry Potter. Free of charge. This month we will make Harry Potter themed ornaments. Open to the public. For more information call 226-4323, visit .

TOPS 934 — weigh-in is 5-5:30 p.m., meeting is 5:45 p.m. upstairs of VFW Post on Gold Street, Negaunee. Call 360-3585.

Tang Soo Do — Karate youth class, 5-6 p.m. at the Negaunee YMCA. Spirit Warrior Karate Academy, a Christian approach to martial arts. Call 360-0479.

Cadet Squadron — Lake Superior Cadet Squadron meets 6 p.m. first/third Mondays at the Munising American Legion. Open to ages 12-21.

Tae Kwon Do School — Martial arts class from 6-6:45 p.m. for kids; 7-8:15 p.m. for adults, 1310 S. Front St., Marquette. Visitors welcome. Call 485-1366.

SMART Recovery — is an abstinence based recovery group that meets at 6 p.m. at 102 W. Washington St. Suite 114, Marquette. The program is based on scientific knowledge and reason. Spirituality, religion and higher powers are not part of the program. SMART Recovery is a program for all kinds of addictive behaviors. For more information call Mary at 906-362-1647, or go to SMART