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.

MCHD — Clinic services available today at 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.

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.

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

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

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

Blood drive –The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UP Health System-Marquette will hold a blood drive at UPHS-Bell in Ishpeming from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment, call Amber Brancheau at 485-2777.

Beautification — The Marquette Beautification & Restoration Committee will meet at noon at the Landmark Inn. Joe Sabol will present “Terra Madre Salone del Gusto.” Lunch is available at a cost.

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.

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.

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.

UPCM — Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum’s Second Thursday Creativity Series has the theme of “Inventions!” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The public is invited to stop in for a variety of fun, hands-on activities and creative snacks, plus live music. The event is free with admission or membership. For more information on happenings at the U.P. Children’s Museum, call 226-3911 or visit on the web at upchildrensmuseum.org

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.

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.

Speaker — David Pilgrim, founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, will give a presentation titled “Them: Images of Separation” at Northern Michigan University. His talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Jamrich 1100. It is being held in conjunction with NMU’s Diversity Common Reader program, which this year revolves around the book “Citizen: An American Lyric” by Claudia Rankine.

Genealogy — Intermediate Workshop. Learn about a variety of genealogy websites. Must register. Shiras Room and Peter White Public Library Computer Lab. 6:30 p.m. 226-4312.

Yarnwinders — will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Marquette Arts and Culture Center of the Peter White Public Library. Rosemary Michelin is doing a program on card weaving.

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.

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.

MSHS Jazz Band Concert — Enjoy an evening of jazz with the music of Dizzy Gillespie, Frank Sturm, Irving Berlin, Thad Jones, and others. Peter White Public Library Community Room. 7 p.m. 226-4318.

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.

Transition Marquette County — Reading Group meets at 7 p.m. second Thursdays at the Peter White Public Library, Marquette. For details call 226-3314 or email mqtchaz@gmail.com.

Science on Tap — Northern Michigan University Science on Tap event: “The Next Generation: Research Presented by NMU Student Scholars.” It is scheduled at 7 p.m. in the upstairs community space at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. Science on Tap is a monthly lecture series hosted by Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society at NMU. It is held on the second Thursday of every month. Presentations are typically 45-60 minutes, with the opportunity for questions afterward. Admission is free.

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

MCHD — Marquette County Health Department will be closed in observance of Good 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 and 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.

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.