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

Emanuel bazaar — Emanuel Lutheran Church of Skandia, 9812 U.S. 41, invites the public to its annual Holiday Bazaar and Quilt Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A homemade soup and sandwich luncheon will be served. Cardamom bread, jellies, baked goods, holiday crafts and wreaths, and handmade quilts will be available. There will be a raffle as well. For more information, call 942-7245.

Farmers Market — The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Marquette Commons. The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market accepts cash, credit/debit cards, SNAP benefits, Project FRESH and Market FRESH coupons. The market also distributes Double Up Food Bucks and Hoophouses for Health vouchers. Visit for more information.

Soo Bahk Do Karate — class for orange belt and higher ages 7-adult and white belt teens/adults offered 9-10 a.m., beginners age 7-12 10-11 a.m. Private lessons by appointment. Marquette Soo Bahk Do Academy, 1200 S. Front St., Marquette. Call 226-4723.

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

Tai chi — An introductory workshop to the practice of Tai Chi Chuan will be held from 9:30 a.m.-noon at the Marquette Hope Connection Center, 927 W. Fair Ave. in Marquette. Cost is $27 and includes a light brunch. This workshop is sponsored by the Cedar Tree Institute, a nonprofit organization. For more information, call 906-228-5494.

Holiday Craft Show —  is planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ishpeming Elks Club. This event was formerly the Al Quaal Craft Show presented by Northwoods Crafters.

A bazaar and wreath sale — showcasing unique and handcrafted designs — will take place at Burt Township High School in Grand Marais from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The school is located at 112 Colwell St. Lunch will be available. The event is being presented by the Grand Marais Women’s Club.

Holiday Art Sale — The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center announces the 2016 Holiday Art Sale, will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This sale will take place at the MACC, located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front St. in Marquette. The sale will stretch through all of the MACC’s three workshop spaces and into the library’s Community Room. There will be more than 30 artists exhibiting work for the sale in a variety of the following mediums: wood, glass, metal, fibers/wearable art, painting, jewelry, ceramics and photography.

NICE Clothes Resale — The NICE Community School District’s Child and Family Resource Center will be hosting its 11th Annual NICE Clothes Resale from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and all items will cost .25 cents. For more information about the NICE Clothes Resale, call 485-3178.

ETC bazaar — The Ewen-Trout Creek School Christmas Bazaar and Slightly Used Treasures Sale will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET. The event will feature handmade and homemade items, plus a door prize at each vendor table. A luncheon also will be available. More information can be gathered by calling 906-827-3842.

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.

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. Handicapped accessible.

Dollhouse Days — The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Dollhouse Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at MRHC. There are even more dollhouses this year and some are decorated for the holidays. Have children bring their favorite doll or stuffed animal and they will get in free. For more info visit or call 906-226-3571.

Bazaar — The Skandia Lioness host their 38th Annual Holiday Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The bazaar will be held at the Skandia Community Center. The event will include homemade soup and sandwich for everyone to enjoy and a variety of crafters displaying homemade items.

A Taste of Scandinavia — craft and bake sale will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Laestadian Lutheran Church, 567 Washington St., in the Industrial Park in Ishpeming. Cardamom, rye, wheat breads, pikku pullas, prune tarts, wild rice soup and homemade pies will be available. For more information, find A Taste of Scandinavia on Facebook.

Shoe collection — The Marquette Senior High School chapter of Key Club is conducting a shoe collection drive to raise funds for a benevolent organization. The Key Club will earn funds based on the number of pairs collected as Funds2Orgs will purchase all of the donated goods. Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used or new shoes at the Marquette Senior High School canopy from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Bazaar — The Faith Lutheran Church in Ishpeming will host a bazaar and bake sale from noon to 3 p.m.

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.