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.


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.

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

MCHD — A WIC Clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Marquette County Health Department.

MEA Retired — The Marquette County Chapter of MEA Retired will meet at the MEA office in Ishpeming at 10 a.m. Sue Wideman will be having a presentation on estate planning. All public school retirees are welcome.

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.

Storytime for 1s and 2s — 10:15 a.m. Peter White Public Library Youth Atrium. Join us for interactive stories, songs, rhymes and activities. For 18 months to 35 months, with a loving adult. Free. For more information call 226-4320 or visit

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

Veterans Mobile Pantry Outreach — Food distribution for all qualified veterans in need at no cost. 11 a.m., Lakeview Arena in Marquette. There will be signs directing where to park at the location. Proof of service is required, no exceptions. IDs will be checked. Bring a box and/or a cooler for the food. This mobile pantry is being sponsored by the Upper Peninsula Construction Council, Michigan Building & Construction Trades Council, Upper Peninsula Labor Federation, Upper Peninsula Seventh Day Adventist Churches and Community Center.

The Men’s Lunch Group — meets at 11 a.m. fourth Thursdays at Hong Kong Buffet, Marquette. For details call Phil Puotinen at 228-3910.

Storytime for 3s and 4s — 11-11:30 a.m. Peter White Public Library Youth Atrium. Explore stories, fingerplays, songs and crafts. For 3 and 4-year-olds, with a loving adult. For more information call 226-4320 or visit

Blood drives — The Upper Peninsula Regional Blood Center, a service of U.P. Health Systems-Marquette, will have a blood drive at UPHS-Bell, Ishpeming, with the bloodmobile from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For an appointment, call Amber Brancheau at 485-2777. And then at Lighthouse Nursing Center, Ishpeming, with the bloodmobile from 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. For an appointment, call Lisa Peterson at 485-1073.

Alcoholics Anonymous — meets at noon at the Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette. Handicapped accessible.

Alcoholics Anonymous — Women’s “Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions” discussion meeting at noon, Marquette Masonic Center, second floor lounge. Handicapped accessible. Call AA hotline at 249-4430.

Bridge — is played at 1 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.

Safe and Sober Group — for survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence. 1-2:30 p.m. Conducted by the Women’s Center. Contact Camille at 226-6611 for more information.

Rabbit Island — Northern Michigan University’s sixth annual Rabbit Island Artist in Residence Exhibition is on display at the DeVos Art Museum. In conjunction will be a performative lecture with visual artist Luce Choules will take place at 3 p.m.

Masterminds of All Kinds — 4:30-5:30 p.m. Peter White Library Community Room and Northern Michigan University’s Seaborg Center. Exercise both sides of the noggin with rotating science, technology, art, and life-skills programming. Grades K-5. For more information call 226-4323 or visit

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.

Sociable Seniors — meets at 5 p.m. at Hardee’s Restaurant, Marquette. Call 360-9450.

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.

Starlight Family Storytime — 6:30-7:15 p.m. Peter White Public Library Youth Atrium. Join in this evening storytime filled with stories, songs and more. For all ages. Free. For more information call 226-4320 or visit

Alcoholics Anonymous — Second Chance meeting is 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Marquette Courthouse Annex, Room 41. Handicapped accessible.