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

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.

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

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

Bloodmobile — The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UPHSM, will hold a blood drive at Northern Michigan University’s Halverson Hall Lounge, Marquette, from noon to 5 p.m. with the bloodmobile. No appointments necessary.

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.

NARFE — Computer expert Brian Maki will be the guest speaker for the meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Chapter 1900. The group will meet at 1:30 p.m. in Room B of the Marquette Senior Center, on the lower level of City Hall, 300 W. Baraga in Marquette. Members may enter from Spring Street, behind City Hall.

Historical — Champion-Beacon-Humboldt Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. in the Champion Township Office, located along U.S. 41 in Champion. Everyone is invited to attend.

Junior Teen Advisory Board — 4:15-5:15 p.m. Peter White Public Library Shiras Room. All students in grades 5 to 8 are welcome! Plan events for people your age, play games, talk about books, and get volunteer experience. Free. For more information, call 226-4323, or visit

Public hearing — The Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority has scheduled a public hearing on its 2017 Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant application. The hearing will take place at 4:30 p.m. at the Country Inn and Suites, Marquette.

Tax help — Northern Michigan University students are staffing a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site from 5:30-7 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday through April 17 in the University Center Trading Lab. VITA is a national program offering free basic income tax return preparation to individuals who make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English-speaking taxpayers. The students are IRS-certified and represent Beta Alpha Psi, NMU’s accounting and finance professional organization. They are available to assist qualified students, employees and community members. For more information email

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/

Celebrate the UP! — The Upper Peninsula Environmental Council’s Celebrate the UP! 2017 program. Putting Wetlands into Words, 6-8 p.m., Federation of Women’s Clubhouse. Poetry reading inspired by paintings and photographs of the Wildcat Canyon Creek and Mulligan Creek wetlands.

Caregiver Support — A Caregiver Support Group meets from 6 to 7 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of the month in the Huron Room at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry. Call 293-9156.