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.


12-Step Recovery Groups — offered daily at the Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette. For a complete AA meetings list visit

Breakfast — is 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Negaunee Eagles Club.

UPAWS rummage — The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter’s rummage sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 843 W. Washington St., Marquette. For more information, visit website:

Alcoholics Anonymous — 9 a.m., 1202 S. Front St., Marquette.

Life Recovery Group — meets 9:30-10:30 a.m., Lake Superior Christian Church, Marquette.

Blood drive — The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of Upper Peninsula Health System-Marquette, will conduct a blood drive at Messiah Lutheran Church, Marquette, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment, call Anne Weaver at 376-8145 or Fred Maynard at 228-8217.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 11 a.m., upstairs 106 W. Main St., Ishpeming.

Alcoholics Anonymous — noon, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette.

Personal Ministry Time — from noon-2 p.m., at New Life Church, Marquette. This ministry is for anyone with a need for physical, emotional or spiritual healing in their life. For more information, call 226-2333.

Benefit for Kelly Girard — is planned from 1-6 p.m. at Gwinn High School. Girard, a charismatic, outdoor-loving husband and father, recently was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, hypertension, and COPD. He is currently awaiting a bilateral lung transplant. Kelly will undergo the transplant surgery at the University of Minnesota. After recovering from the surgery and being released, Kelly and his wife, Judy (a longtime Gwinn teacher), are required to live within 15 minutes of the hospital for at least three months. The benefit will be having a spaghetti dinner to raise funds to help alleviate some of the financial burden placed on the Girard family. This benefit includes a spaghetti dinner, basket raffle, and a bake sale. Cost: adult $7; children $5; family (two adults and two children) $20; and children 5 and under free.

Historic tour — The Ishpeming Area Historical Society will hold the annual “Historical Places and Interesting Spaces” (Historic tour) Fundraiser from 1-5 p.m. An urban-style “loft” residence, a restored and meticulously decorated mid-century home, the Ishpeming Fire Hall, and St John’s Church will be featured. There is to be a peek inside the Anderson Block on Main at Pearl. There will be refreshments and homemade goodies at St. John’s. Advance tickets — each a $10 donation — will be available now at the museum, located on the third floor of the Gossard Building, and Main Street Antique Mall, as well as at Midtown Bakery and Cafe in Negaunee. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to the Ishpeming Area Historical Society , which is a 501c3 nonprofit. For further info, call 486-8680, or visit the Ishpeming Area Historical Society on Facebook.

Ninjitsu — class offered 1-2:30 p.m., Northern Lights Martial Arts Center, Marquette. Call 346-9054.

Bingo — American Legion Auxiliary Bingo at Post 349 in Little Lake is ongoing on Sundays. Early birds are at 1:30 p.m. and the regular session is at 2 p.m. The public is invited.

Raptors — The public has a chance to get up close and personal with raptors from 3-6 p.m. A one-hour program with birds on the glove will be presented at 4 p.m. at the Chocolay Raptor Center, 146 Lakewood Lane in Harvey. Free admission. Donations encouraged. For more information, contact Jerry Maynard at 906-249-3598.

Aikido — class offered 3-4 p.m., Northern Lights Martial Arts Center, Marquette. Call 361-5282.

Community meal — Homemade pizza will be served at the next Community Dinner at Hope Free Lutheran Church in west Ishpeming at 5 p.m. The meal is free of charge and everyone is welcome. For more information, call the church office at 485-5714.

Superior Pipe and Drum — Corps meets 6-8 p.m. at Silver Creek Church in Harvey. New members welcome. Highland dancing, bagpiping and drumming instruction available. Call Pierre Ogea at 249-1999, or visit

Narcotics Anonymous — 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Marquette.

ACA — Adult Children of Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families beginners meeting/work book study is 6-8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 120 N. Front St., Marquette. Call 361-2563.

VFW Auxiliary Bingo — early birds meet at 6:20 p.m. Regular session begins at 6:30 p.m. No Smoking.

Early Bird Bingo — at 6:20 p.m., the VFW post 4573 in Ishpeming.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 6:30 p.m., DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans, Marquette.

Alcoholics Anonymous — (open/speaker/non-smoking) meets 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Munising.

Incest Survivors — Survivors of Incest Anonymous meets 7 p.m., Lake Superior Village Community Center, Marquette. Women only. Call 228-8155.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, Negaunee.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30 p.m., Richmond Township Hall, Palmer.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30 p.m., Catholic Church, Republic.

Alcoholics Anonymous — closed meeting, 8 p.m. at the Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette.


MCHD — No clinic services available today at the Marquette County Health Department.

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

12-Step Recovery Groups — offered daily at the Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette. Call AA Hotline, 249-4430. For a complete AA meetings list visit

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.

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, visit

Summer at Richmond Township Library — Let’s Build Together is the Summer Reading Program at the Richmond Township Library, funded in part by the Community Foundation of Marquette County. This date from 11 a.m.-noon: Let’s Make Slime. For more information visit or find the library’s Facebook page.

Build a Better World Book Fair 1 — 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. Peter White Public Library Community Room. Having read a minimum of 20 minutes a day for at least 10 days, come pick out your first free book of the summer. Make sure to bring your reading log-you must have it to get your book. Remember to record your minutes/hours-we collectively need to reach 8,000 hours by the end of summer to earn the ice-cream library lock-in. Free. For more information call 226-4320 or visit

Alcoholics Anonymous — We Are Not Saints open meeting is at noon at 1009 W. Ridge St., Marquette. Call 228-6545.

Alcoholics Anonymous — Women’s “Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions” discussion meeting at noon, Marquette Missionary Church. Handicapped accessible. Call AA hotline at 249-4430.

Alcoholics Anonymous — noon at 1202 S. Front St., Marquette.

Bridge — is played at 1 p.m. at the Marquette Senior Center, 300 Spring St., Marquette. Call 225-1456.

Mindful Mondays — 2-3 p.m. Peter White Public Library Community Room. A time for kids 6 and up to enjoy story-time and explore mindful activities like yoga, breathing exercises, crafts, and more. Join us on June 12 for a special partner yoga class with guest instructors from MoireYoga. Free. For more information, call 226-4320 or visit

Computer Coaching — Focus on a different topic each week, and learn how to become more proficient on a computer. Peter White Public Library Computer Lab. 3 p.m. 226-4312.

TOPS MI 0625 Ishpeming — meets at Wesley Methodist Church, 801 Hemlock St., Ishpeming. Weigh-in 4 to 4:45 p.m. Meeting: 5 to 6 p.m. Call 485-4932.

TOPS 934 — weigh-in is 5-5:30 p.m., meeting is 5:45 p.m. upstairs of VFW Post on Gold Street, Negaunee. Call 360-3585.

Tang Soo Do — Karate youth class, 5-6 p.m. at the Negaunee YMCA. Spirit Warrior Karate Academy, a Christian approach to martial arts. Call 360-0479.

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.