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.


Lake Superior Zendo — Zazen (Zen Buddhist meditation) meets at 7:40 a.m., 8:30 a.m.; morning service at 9:10 a.m. Call 226-6407 for location and details.

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

Alcoholics Anonymous — meets 9 a.m., First United Methodist Church, Marquette. Handicapped accessible. Call AA Hotline at 249-4430.

YMCA Tang Soo Do Karate — in Marquette for private lessons by appointment from 9:15-9:45 a.m.

Intermediate all ages from 10-11 a.m. Family karate from 11 a.m. to noon and youth beginners from noon to 1 p.m. A Christian perspective, Spirit Warrior Karate Academy. Contact 6th Degree Black Belt Master Joyce Tredeau at 360-0479 or the Y at 227-9622.

TaeKwon-Do School — Martial arts class from 9:30-11 a.m. for all ages and belt levels. 1310 S. Front St., Marquette. Visitors welcome. Call 485-1366.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 10 a.m., 1202 S. Front St., Marquette.

Zumba — Latin-inspired cardio dance fitness class offered 10 a.m. at Dawn Dott Dance Studio, Marquette. Cost: $5. Call 360-9287.

Al-Anon — non-smoking meeting, 10 a.m. at Church of Christ, Marquette.

Karate — Spirit Warrior Tang Soo Do martial arts with a Christian approach at the Marquette YMCA: hard core karate for adults is 10-10:50 a.m.; family karate (age 4 and older with a parent) is 11-11:50 a.m.; Karate Kids (ages 6-14) is noon-1 p.m.; special needs karate is 1:15-2 p.m. Call the Y at 227-9622 or Joyce Tredeau at 360-0479.

Saturday Book Babies — 10:30-10:50 a.m. Peter White Public Library Community Room. Enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for ages 0-24 months and stay for a playtime afterwards. Free. For more information call 226-4320 or visit

Bridge Lessons — offered 10:30 a.m., Marquette Senior Center, 300 Spring St., Marquette. Call 225-1456.

Alcoholics Anonymous — Big Book study group 10:30 a.m., Back Room in University Center at Northern Michigan University.

“Life Drawing” — Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library will once again hold its popular, free, “Life Drawing” class on Saturday mornings in February and March. Noon to 2 p.m. No cost.

Transition Marquette County Repair Cafe — will be open on from noon to 4 p.m. to handle repairs people bring from home. Repair tools are set up in the Marquette Arts and Culture Center in the basement of Peter White Public Library. Started last spring as an Northern Michigan University student project, it is now in its second year of operation and is growing steadily, opening on the third Saturday of each month. Volunteer repair talent includes computers/electronics, sewing machine repair and adjustment, small appliances and lamps, clothing repairs, and most anything that can be carried in. Repair Cafes are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things together.

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

Faith-Based Recovery — Faith-based support and recovery program for addictions of all kinds meets noon-1:30 p.m. at the Rock Bible Chapel. Call 356-6346, 553-9830 or 356-6133.

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

Open Gym — noon to 1:30 p.m. at PEAK Gymnastics and Fitness, Marquette. Non-members welcome. Fee is $5. Call 273-0696.

Fringe Festival — Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre is presenting its third annual Fringe Festival in the Panowski Black Box Theatre. Three different theatrical pieces performed, produced and directed by students in the theater and entertainment arts program will be performed each evening. The Fringe Festival will feature “The Valentine Fairy,” “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare” and “Antigone.” 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the public, $10 for students and $5 for NMU students. They can be purchased at any NMU EZ ticket outlet. The Fringe Festival contains some adult language and themes.

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

Traditional Music Jam — Bring your acoustic instruments to play those great traditional folk songs in an informal gathering. Listeners and singers are welcome. Peter White Public Library Community Room. 2-5 p.m.

Senior Recital — Jordan Mytty will present his senior piano recital at 3 p.m. at Reynolds Recital Hall at Northern Michigan University.

Owl release — The Chocolay Raptor Center will release Faith, a rehabbed snowy owl, back to the wild at 3 p.m. near the Superior Dome in Marquette. The release will occur in the fields to the east and north of the Superior Dome. The public is welcome and this is a great chance for kids to see a snowy owl up close. Jerry Maynard and Bob Jensen, the center’s co-founders, will do a short program on snowy owls as part of the release. For more information contact Jerry Maynard at 906-249-3598, or

Family Night — is 6-9:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Gwinn. Free games, movies, popcorn. Call 346-6115.

Fundraiser — Negaunee Lady Elks are hosting their sixth annual Wine and Cheese Party fundraiser for Bay Cliff Health Camp at the Negaunee Elks’ Lodge from 7-11 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $15 which includes three glasses of wine, a wide variety of hot and cold, hors d’oeuvres prize drawings and musical entertainment by Pierre Ogea.

Howling — Museum After Dark: A Howling Good Time will be offered from 7-9:30 p.m. The Museum After Dark is in deep winter this year. On Sled Dog Weekend, it will go to the dogs, and their ancestors, with the after-dark adventure. Enjoy special guests, activities, games, scavenger hunt, dog themed photo booth, snacks and surprises. Designed for age 6 and up. The Magic of Dogsledding brief presentation is at 7:15 p.m. with Jackie and Jim Winkowski of Snowy Plains Kennel. Meet a husky sled dog. Learn about equipment and enjoy the scavenger hunt through the gallery based on Jackie’s books, “Miki’s Challenge,” “Miki’s Race,” and “Promise of the White Dog.” Signed books will be available. Advance ticket purchase recommended but tickets will also be available at the door. Tickets are $9 for 18 and under, $5 for adult accompanying youth and $7 for individual adult.

Baha’i Faith Introduction — meets at 7 p.m. first and third Saturdays. Call 361-1844.

Alcoholics Anonymous — meets 7 p.m., Presbyterian Church, 300 Bensinger, Big Bay. Handicapped accessible.

AA/Al-Anon — open meeting 7:30 p.m. above Parties Unlimited, 105 S. Main Ishpeming.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 8 p.m., 1202 S. Front St., Marquette.


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.

Bridge — Swiss Teams played at 1 p.m. the third Sunday at the Superiorland Bridge Club, next to MC Sports at the Westwood Mall, Marquette. Visit for more information or call Cerona at 249-3529 or Karen at 273-1716.

Rock and Mineral — The Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club will be meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the Cliff Shaft Mine Museum, 501 W. Euclid St. in Ishpeming. Doors will open at 1 p.m. to allow visitors time to view the club’s extensive mineral collection. Dale Thomas, production geologist from the Eagle Mine, will conduct a presentation on “Modern Underground Mining and Exploration Methods.” A door prize drawing, a 50/50 drawing and a business meeting will follow the program. Everyone is welcome to attend, enjoy, and learn about the wonders of modern mining and rocks and minerals. There is no admission charge.

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

Blood drive — The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UP Health System-Marquette, will have a blood drive at Gwinn High School from 1-4 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call Joyce Styer at 346-7595.

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.

Band concert — Marquette City Band’s 2018 Winter Concert will be at 3 p.m. at Forest Roberts Theatre on the Northern Michigan University campus. Director and Conductor Dr. Steve Grugin will lead musicians in a varied and lively Winter Program, guaranteed to warm spirits. Admission is free, but donations greatly appreciated and as a tax-deductible organization, donations can be made to the Marquette Band Inc. at any time.

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

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

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.