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 rprusi@miningjournal.net, putting calendar in the subject line.

Thursday

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 www.pwpl.info.

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

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

IHS 1958 — The Ishpeming High School Class of 1958 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. at the Jasper Ridge Brewery in Ishpeming. Spouses are welcome. The class meets at Jasper Ridge the third Thursday of every month. For more information, call 228-3066.

Aktion Club — community service group for adults who live with a disability meets 1:30-2:30 p.m. first/third Thursdays at the Tourville West Clubhouse, Marquette. Call Troy Connors at 251-8353 or Miriam Black at 360-9430.

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 www.pwpl.info.

Diabetes support — group meeting from 5-7 p.m. at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum for parents of children living with type 1 diabetes. The group will be meeting every third Thursday of the month. Parents will have a chance to meet and discuss issues, concerns, and get advice from other parents who may be going through similar situations with their children. Snacks will be served. For more information, contact Kristen (cambensyk@upcap.org).

Black History Month — Carter Wilson, head of Northern Michigan University’s Political Science Department, will present “The Myth of American Exceptionalism” from 5-6:30 p.m. in 1322 Jamrich Hall.

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.

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.

U.P. North Knitting Guild — will hold its February meeting from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Peter White Public Library in the lower level. This month’s meeting will be learning how to read a chart. For more information call Pat at 249-3128.

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 www.pwpl.info.

Marquette Jaycees — meets for 6 p.m. social, 6:30 p.m. meeting the third Thursdays in the board room at the Landmark Inn, Marquette. Call 458-5783.

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 http://superiorland_bridge.tripod.com/ 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.

Modern Classics — “Lincoln,” PG-13, 150 min., Biography, Drama, History. Stars Daniel Day Lewis, Sally Field and David Strathairn. As the Civil War continues to rage, America’s president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. Peter White Public Library Community room, 6:30 p.m. No admission charge. www.pwpl.info or 226-4318

First Ladies — The American Association of University Women – Marquette Branch invites members and guests to attend its Celebrating First Ladies Dessert and Social. The event will take place at 7 p.m. at the Federated Women’s Clubhouse, 104 W. Ridge St., Marquette. For more information contact Les Bek, 869-5298, or lbek@gsnwgl.org.

Gardening — A free gardening series continues at 7 p.m. at the Marquette Missionary Church, 1804 Wright St., in Marquette. The “Growing Your Food in the U.P.” gardening series is open to everyone, is hands-on and explores soil dynamics and the use of permaculture for greater success growing food in the challenging U.P. climate. The series is sponsored by Transition Marquette County. For more information, contact Michael Riesterer at transitionmarquette@gmail.com or call 225-0608.

Woodturners — The Superiorland Woodturners Chapter of the American Association of Woodturners will meet from 7-9 p.m.. at the Marquette Arts and Culture Center in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. Marc Himes will demonstrate how to turn a heart-shaped bowl. Visitors are welcome. The regular schedule of meeting on the second Tuesday of the month will resume in March. For further information contact Marc Himes at 475-6696.

NAMI — The National Alliance on Mental Illness-Alger/Marquette offers confidential support groups and educational meetings for individuals living with mental illness, and friends or families living with an individual with mental illness. A support group will gather at 7 p.m. in the Baraga Place Conference Room, 129 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette. For more information call 906-360-7107, or visit www.namiam.org.

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 recovery.org

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.

Friday

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 www.aa-marquettecounty.org.

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 www.pwpl.info.

Bingo — Bell Auxiliary is sponsoring a senior luncheon and bingo every third Friday of the month. The luncheon/bingo will be at the Ishpeming Senior Center from noon to 2 p.m. There is no charge. A number of seats available. Sign up at the senior center. For questions, call Senior Center at 485-5527.

Blood drive — The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UP Health System-Marquette, will hold a blood drive at Mid-Peninsula High School, Rock, from noon-3 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call Becky Calouette at 906-280-4027.