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

County EDC — The Board of Directors of the Economic Development Corporation of the County of Marquette will meet at 8 a.m. at the Lake Superior Community Partnership office, 501 S. Front St., Marquette.

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.

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 afterwards. Free. For more information call 226-4320 or visit

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.

Blood drive –The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UP Health System-Marquette will hold a blood drive at Envoy Air at the former K.I. Sawyer air base from 3-5:30 p.m. with the bloodmobile.

Junior Teen Advisory Board — 4:15-5:15 p.m. Peter White Public Library Community 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 226-4321 or visit

Free meal — A free home-cooked meal will be available to the public at First Baptist Church, 195 N. Billings St., Gwinn, from 5:30-6:15 p.m. This month, beef stew and biscuits will be served. Take-outs are available after 6 p.m. For more information, contact Mike Payne at 235-6538 or the church office at 346-6115.

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.

Knitting Guild — The meeting of the UP North Knitting Guild has been changed to 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. This is a one-time change as to avoid conflict with other events at the Peter White Public Library.

Ahmed Shriners Bingo — every Wednesday evening at U.P. Masonic Center, 128 W. Washington St. 5:30-10 p.m. Thousands of dollars guaranteed prizes. Parking in ramp behind center is free after hours.Call the U.P. Masonic Center, 225-1157 for more information. Must be 18 or older to play.

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/

Hiawatha “Warm Up Wednesday” Concert Series — 6-8 p.m., Ore Dock Brewing Co. This month tailored to children. Admission is $7 for public and $5 for Co-op Members and children under 12 are free. Pizza is available to participants free of cost and a door prize of a CD is given to a lucky winner each month. Also at each concert, participants can enter their name in a drawing for two weekend 2017 Festival tickets. This drawing will be held at the final Warm Up Wednesday concert in May. For more information, call 226-8575 or visit the website

Beautification –The Negaunee Beautification Committee will welcome 2017 at 6 p.m. at Midtown Bakery and Cafe. The meeting is open to everyone and no experience in gardening is needed. Join in for one hour, one evening, or one ore car of flowers. For more information contact Anna Mattson at 475-5058.

Ely board — The Ely Township board will meet at 6 p.m. in the Ely Township Hall.

Bariatric Support Group — meets 6-7 p.m. third Wednesdays, Arcadia Health Care, Marquette. Call 800-440-7862.

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.

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.

Marquette Genealogical Society — meets at 6:45 p.m. in the Peter White Public Library Shiras room. There will be trivia and new members are welcome.

Concert — The Bothwell Middle School Percussion Ensemble will present a concert at 7 p.m. at Kaufman Auditorium. This is a family friendly concert suitable for all ages. Admission is $7 per person, $15 per family and senior citizens are admitted free. The percussion ensemble is under the direction of Carrie Biolo and Emily Morgan-Booth. For more information call 906-361-4082.

Weeknight Music — Brian Keith Wallen. Blending blues-influenced acoustic music with storytelling and lightning licks on the guitar, this singer-songwriter will be touring Europe in spring 2017. Peter White Public Library Community Room. 7 p.m. 226-4318.

Grief Support Group — meets 7 p.m. third Wednesdays at the St. Joseph Activity Center in Ishpeming. Meetings are open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one.

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

Speakers — Recent International Peace and Justice Award winners Ardeth Platte, O.P., and Carol Gilbert, O.P., will speak about their life’s work confronting militarism and the threat posed by nuclear weapons at 7:30 p.m. in Messiah Lutheran Church, 305 W. Magnetic St., Marquette. All are invited. For more information, call 906-475-7582.

Book Club — The monthly meeting of the Snowbound Book Club is open to the public. Everyone’s invited to join the discussion of “Booked to Die” by author John Dunning. The gathering at Snowbound 118 N. Third St., Marquette, is at 7:30 p.m.

Eagles Aerie — Auxiliary, Negaunee Eagles Aerie 1944 meets at 7:30 p.m. first/third Wednesdays at the club.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30 p.m., upstairs of 106 S. Main St., Ishpeming.

Alcoholics Anonymous — (closed/non-smoking) meets 8 p.m., Eden Lutheran Church, Munising.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 8 p.m., 1202 S. Front St., Marquette.

Zumba — Latin-inspired cardio dance fitness class offered 8:15 p.m. at Dawn Dott Dance Studio, Marquette. No experience needed. Cost: $5. Call 360-9287.


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.