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.


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

Superiorland Breakfast Kiwanis — meets 7-8 a.m., Pioneer Room A of University Center at Northern Michigan University. Meetings are open to the public.

12-Step Recovery Groups — offered daily at the Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette.

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.

TaeKwon-Do School — Martial arts class from 10-11 a.m. 1310 S. Front St., Marquette. Visitors welcome. Call 485-1366.

Alcoholics Anonymous — meets 10 a.m. at St. John’s Church in Ishpeming.

2’s & 3’s Storytime — 10:30-11 a.m. Peter White Public Library Community Room. Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs and activities. Free. Ages 2 and 3. For more information call 226-4320 or visit

Open Gym — from 10:30-noon at PEAK Gymnastics and Fitness, Marquette. $5 entry fee. Non-members are welcome.

Bereavement luncheon — Lake Superior Hospice hosts its monthly bereavement luncheon at noon. All those experiencing grief from the loss of a loved one are welcome to attend, to meet with others and share support, encouragement and a meal. This group meets on the second Thursday of every month, and is free to the public. Lunch is provided, those attending are welcome to bring a dish to pass. Call 225-7760 or email Michele Napier, Bereavement Coordinator, at

Alcoholics Anonymous — meets at noon at the Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette. Handicapped accessible.

Marquette/Alger RICC — Marquette/Alger Regional Interagency Consumer Committee meets 1-3 p.m. second Thursdays. A grassroots advocacy group for people with disabilities and friends, advocates and families. For location and details call 228-5744.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary 4573 of Ishpeming — meets at 1:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Post Home.

Blood drive — The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UP Health System-Marquette, will hold a blood drive at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Negaunee, from 3-6 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call Dave Guenther at 475-4018.

Immigration — Northern Michigan University will hold a public forum on the U.S. president’s executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, currently blocked by a federal judge. The event will be held from 3-5 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall.

STEAM — Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics Program, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Peter White Public Library Community Room/or MACC. STEAM for grades five through nine. Free. For more information call 226-4320 or visit

TOPS — Group 1579 meets at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 440 Stoneville Road, Ishpeming. Weigh-in at 5 p.m., meeting at 5:30 p.m.

Princess and Pirates — The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum’s Second Thursday Creativity Series presents “Princess and Pirates” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. An evening full of “Princess and Pirate” fun is planned. There will be hands-on activities, creative snacks, live music and more. Costumes are encouraged. The event is free with paid admission. For more information on happenings at the U.P. Children’s Museum, call 226-3911 or visit on the web at

TOPS — Group 1372 meets at Silver Creek Church, 219 Silver Creek Road, Harvey. Weigh-in 5:30-6:10 p.m., meeting at 6:15 p.m. Call 226-7930.

Zumba Class — meets 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Harvey Baptist Church. Cost is $3 per session, with proceeds going to missions around the world. Call 249-1013 and leave a message.

Dog Nights — 6-7:30 p.m. Peter White Public Library Children’s Room. All children are invited to come and read to a dog. Increase your reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a friendly, calm dog. Free, no registration required. For more information call 226-4320 or visit

YMCA Tang Soo Do Karate — in Negaunee for beginner youth from 6-6:45 p.m.; and intermediate all ages from 6:45-7:30 p.m. Taught by Black Belt Brad Seppala. A Christian perspective, Spirit Warrior Karate Academy. Call 360-0479 or the West End Y at 475-9666.

Da Upper Yoopers Barbershop — meets at 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church at 111 E. Ridge Street, Marquette. People of all ages, all genders, all abilities, all races are welcome to visit and support the chapter, which is a mixed-gender chorus.

Overeaters Anonymous — Step and Tradition meeting, 6 p.m., Bethany Lutheran Church, 715 Mather , Ishpeming. Call 361-4947.

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

Bridge — is played at 6:30 p.m. 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.

Alcoholics Anonymous — Second Chance meeting is 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Marquette Courthouse Annex, Room 41. Handicapped accessible.

Chrohn’s Disease-Colitis Support Group — from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the second Thursdays of the month in the Lombardi Room of UP Health System-Marquette. For more information, call 906-249-3263.

Celiac Disease Support — group meets 6:30 p.m. second Thursdays, in the conference room of Peter White Public Library, Marquette. Call 228-9139.

Yarnwinders Fiber Arts Guild — meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Peter White Library, Marquette. Patty Beyer and Renee Robertson will be doing the program on shaving cream dyeing. Call 273-0203.

Open House — The public is invited to check out the new Marquette Area Public Schools Makerspace from 6:30-8 p.m. It will be a chance to hear about their #solar@MAPS project and how to get involved. Attendees will also get a chance to play with some of the technology within the MAPS Makerspace. A short talk will be given at 7 p.m. updating the public on the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest and how the public can help MAPS win the national title. The event will take place MAPS Makerspace, 1203 W. Fair Ave., rooms 257/258.

Reading Group — The Transition Marquette County Reading Group will discuss the book “With Liberty and Dividends For All – How to Save Our Middle Class When Jobs Don’t Pay Enough” by Peter Barnes, at 7 p.m. in the Conference Room at Peter White Public Library in Marquette. For more information call Charlie at 226-3314 or email

Health talk — The next Your Health lecture at Northern Michigan University will be titled “Making a Difference: The Pursuit of Health and Well-Being in Your Community.” Joan Ilardo of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine will present this free talk at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall.

CUPSFA — Central Upper Peninsula Sport Fishing Association meets at 7 p.m. second Thursdays at the Negaunee Elks Lodge. Open to anyone interested in the sport of fishing and improving local fisheries.

Friends of the Ishpeming Carnegie Library — regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Children’s room of the library. All are invited to attend.

Scottish Country Dance — group meets 7 p.m. second Thursdays in the chapel of St. Paul Episcopal Church, Marquette. Call 249-5659.

Chess — is played at 7 p.m. at the Masonic Center, 128 W. Washington St., Marquette. Free lessons available, chess sets and boards provided. Call 869-1719.

Cuong Nhu — class offered 7-9 p.m., Northern Lights Martial Arts Center, Marquette. Call 361-5282.

Alcoholics Anonymous — meets 7 p.m. at Prince of Peace Church in Harvey.

Gamblers Anonymous — closed meeting, 7 p.m. (open meeting last Thursdays), First Presbyterian Church, Marquette. Mailing address: G.A., P.O. Box 34, Marquette, MI 49855. Call 226-3610.

SMART Recovery — is an abstinence based recovery group that meets at 7:30 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

Alcoholics Anonymous — meets 7:30 p.m. at The Quiet Place, Michigamme.

Alcoholics Anonymous — Big Book group meets 7:30 p.m., upstairs of Parties Unlimited in Ishpeming.

Narcotics Anonymous — “Never in the Dark” closed meeting is 7:30 p.m., UP Health System-Marquette in the Mountain Room. Call 866-506-6557.

Nar-Anon Family Group — meets at 7:30 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 801 Hemlock St., Ishpeming. This is a 12-step support group for families and friends who have loved ones dealing with addiction. Call 235-5855.

Alcoholics Anonymous — meets 8 p.m. at the Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette. Handicapped accessible.

Alcoholics Anonymous — meets 8 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Church in Gwinn. Open meeting. Handicapped accessible.

Narcotics Anonymous — open meeting is 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, corner of Elm and Chocolay, Munising. Call 866-310-9077.


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.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 9 a.m., Munising United Methodist Church.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 10 a.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, Negaunee.

Story & Craft Hour — Ages 4-8, 11 a.m.-noon, Youth Atrium. Enjoy stories, songs, and crafts. Free. For more information, call 226-4320 or visit

Alcoholics Anonymous — women’s closed “A Woman’s Way Through the 12 Steps” book discussion meeting at noon, Marquette Missionary Church. Handicapped accessible. Call AA hotline at 249-4430.

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

Our Daily Bread — free lunch, noon-1 p.m., Salvation Army, 1009 W. Baraga, Marquette. Call 226-2241.

Jayne’s Bridge Club — plays at 1 p.m. at the Marquette Senior Center, 300 Spring St. Call 225-1456. Partners guaranteed.

Schizophrenics Anonymous — is a six-step support group for individuals with schizophrenia or a related disorder. Meetings will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Brantley Drop-In. Contact Annette at 226-1077 for more information.

Alanon — meets 1:30 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, corner of First and Canda streets, Ishpeming.

Tech Help Drop-in — NMU’s Association of Information Technology Professionals student group will help anyone with technology operating problems. This drop in is for anyone having problems getting their laptops, tablets, e-readers, phones and other digital equipment up and running. No appointment needed. Peter White Public Library Shiras Room, 4-5:30 p.m. 226-4312

Fish fry — Ishpeming VFW Post 4573, 310 Bank St., will have a Friday Fish Fry from 4-7 p.m.

Take outs are available. Also steak, fried chicken and burgers are on the menu. Call 486-4856.