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 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.

Running Lion — Te Marquette and Chocolay Lions Clubs will welcome Past District Governor William Michl from Fort Francis, Ontario, Canada, when he visits Marquette as he makes his way around Lake Superior accompanied only by his bright red van and the spirit of Lionism. At 9 a.m., Michl will depart Lakenenland to run from there to the Marquette Commons where area Lions are hosting a meet and greet with members of the public. There will be refreshments with food and ice cream vendors nearby for lunch. Runners are welcome and encouraged to join Michl from Lakenenland to the Commons, approximately 15 miles. For a shorter segment, about 5 miles, runners can join in the run at the Marquette Welcome Center.

Nicole’s Amphibian Adventures, Part 3: Frogs! — will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon at MooseWood Nature Center in Marquette. Kids ages 5-13 are invited to “Hop on in and learn about Michigan’s Frogs!” The suggested donation is $5/adult or $10/family. Register name and number of children by TUESDAY:

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

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.

Life Skills Group — for survivors or domestic and/or sexual violence. Conducted by the Women’s Center. 1-2:30 p.m. Contact Becky at 225-1346 or Sherrie at 226-6611 for further information.

Jayne’s Bridge Club — meets at 1 p.m., at 300 Spring St., Marquette. Call 225-1456.

Chess — is played at 1:30 p.m. at the Masonic Center, 128 W. Washington St., Marquette. Use entrance at rear of building. Free lessons available, chess sets and boards provided. Call 869-1719.

NARFE — The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Chapter 1900 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 Ave. in Marquette. Members may enter from Spring Street, behind City Hall. Spring Street is one-way from east to west.

Blood drive –Upper Peninsula Health System-Marquette’s U.P. Regional Blood Center will have a blood drive at Marquette County Courthouse, Marquette, with the bloodmobile from 2-4 p.m. For an appointment call Lisa Hammill at 225-8151.

“Find a Friend with FOX” Pet Adoption Fair — In this fair, Fox Motors Marquette pays for all pet adoptions. From 2-6 p.m., visit Fox Motors Marquette and help an animal in need. “Find a Friend with FOX” is an offsite pet adoption fair that helps Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter animals in need of a loving home. UPAWS will be bringing animals that need homes to Fox Marquette. People interested in adopting a pet must stop by Fox Marquette to see the animals there and obtain an “adoption voucher.” The animals at the shelter, Petsmart and in foster care are included too, but people must stop at FOX Marquette first to obtain a voucher. Sorry, no exceptions. For more info, visit or call 906-475-6661.

Farmer’s Market — 4-7 p.m., Miners Park, Negaunee. Email for more information.

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.

Sexual Violence Support Group — conducted by the Women’s Center. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Contact Michelle at 225-1346 for more information.

OOTD Scrapbooking — Members of the Marquette County Suicide Prevention Alliance have organized a community event to kick off the annual Marquette County Suicide Prevention Out of the Darkness Walk. The OOTD Scrapbooking event will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Great Lakes Recovery Center’s Community room, 104 Malton Road, Negaunee. The walk is Sept. 9.

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.