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.


YMCA Tang Soo Do Karate — in Marquette for adults of all ages from 6-7 a.m.; youth beginners 5:15-6 p.m.,; and intermediate of all ages from 6:15-7 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.

Alcoholics Anonymous — Early Bird meeting from 7-8 a.m., First United Methodist Church in 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.

MCHD — Clinic Services available today at the Marquette County Health Department are: HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing, Family Planning, Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening, STD, and Health Services from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. A WIC Clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Al-Anon — 10 a.m. Mission Covenant Church, North Second Street, in Ishpeming.

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 afterward. Free. For more information call 226-4320, or visit

IHS 1961 — meets at noon first Wednesdays, Jasper Ridge Brewery, Ishpeming.

Alcoholics Anonymous — women’s closed Big Book meeting, noon at Marquette Missionary Church. Handicapped accessible. Call AA hotline 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 — meets at 1 p.m., at 300 Spring St., Marquette. Call 225-1456.

Caregivers and Friends — support group meets 1:30 p.m. first Wednesdays at the Ishpeming Senior Center. Call Sharon Lusic at 485-5527.

World Politics — discussion group meets 2-4 p.m. first/third Wednesdays at the Falling Rock Cafe and Bookstore in Munising.

Parent-Teacher — Parent Teacher Conferences will be held at Marquette Senior High School from 4 to 7 p.m. Parents are asked to register upon entering the building at the canopy entrance.

Silver Snowshoes — The Marquette Senior Center’s Silver Snowshoes event is open to all area seniors. Each event will last approximately 60-90 minutes. Beginners are always welcome. This date at Collinsville at 4:30 p.m. Call 228-0456 for more information.

Table of Grace — Everyone is welcome at the Table of Grace free community meal at Grace Lutheran Church from 5:30-6:15 p.m. On the menu is a home-cooked shepherd’s pie meal. Take-outs also are available. The church is located at 558 W. M-35 in Gwinn. For more information, call the church at 346-3156.

Community meal — Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette will host its monthly community meal at 5:30 p.m. The menu will be beef stew, green salad, rolls, and dessert. All are welcome. For more information about this or other programs at Messiah, go to or call 225-1119. The church is located at 305 W. Magnetic St.

Grief Support — Open grief support group meets 5:30-7 p.m. first/third Wednesdays at Lake Superior Hospice in Marquette. For details call Michele Napier at 225-7760.

Tai Chi Chuan — A mind/body practice for health and wellness. Weekly classes: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Marquette Hope Connection Center, 927 W. Fair Ave., Marquette. Sponsored by the Cedar Tree Institute. For more information call 906-228-5494 or access www/

Vegans — The public is invited to join Northern Vegans for a casual dinner at the Border Grill Restaurant at 1145 W. Washington St. in Marquette at 6 p.m. Order a vegan dinner off the menu. All are welcome, no RSVP required. Visit www.northernvegans. com and the Northern Vegans’ Facebook page or call 236-1279 or 475-5516 for more information.

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.

ACA — Adult Children of Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families Big Red Book study meeting is 6-7 p.m. at the Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette. Call 273-0396.

Celebrate Recovery — a 12-step, Christ-centered, Biblical and balanced program, supporting people with addictions of all kinds, broken relationships, eating disorders or other issues, meets from 6-8 p.m. at Victory Lutheran Church, 315 Explorer St., Gwinn (K.I. Sawyer). Child care will be available. For more info, call Lake Superior Christian Church at 249-1431 or visit

Narcotics Anonymous — “New Beginnings” group meets 6 p.m., Great Lakes Youth Recovery Center, Marquette (Treatment center rules apply).

Evening Zumba — from 6-6:45 p.m. at Dance Zone in Marquette with instructor Ashley Carlstrom. Open sessions are $4 per person or $20 for six sessions. Call 236-1457.

Exchange Club — Marquette County Exchange Club meets 6:30 p.m. first Wednesdays at the Holiday Inn, Marquette. New members welcome. For more information call 225-0951

Trout Unlimited — The Fred Warra Chapter of Trout Unlimited will sponsor a “Fishing After Hours” program at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Landmark Inn. Phil Schneeberger, Lake Superior Basin Coordinator and 42 years with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division, will present the MDNR’s new plan for inland lakes and streams. All who are interested in cold water fisheries and conservation are welcome and light refreshments will be served.

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 — 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, Marquette.

Suds, Buds and Barristers — The Northern Michigan University Student Law Forum will present “Suds, Buds and Barristers” at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. Practicing attorneys will address marijuana law and other legal questions from 7-9 p.m. in the community space upstairs. The event is free and open to the public.

Play — The Westwood Shakespeare Young Company will present its Sea Change version of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” at The Patriot Performing Arts Theatre at Westwood High School at 7 p.m. Tickets for Sea Change are available at the PPAT Box Office one hour before showtime: $10 for adults, $8 for students, and $5 per seat for any group of 5 or more. Children under 10 are admitted free.