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.


Lake Superior Zendo — Zazen (Zen Buddhist meditation) meets at 7:40 a.m., 8:30 a.m.; morning service at 9:10 a.m. Call 226-6407 for location and details.

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

College for kids — Northern Michigan University Seaborg Center will offer fall College for Kids programs designed for students in grades K-6. They will be held on the last weekend in September and October. All classes run from 9 a.m. to noon and cost $8. To register, visit or contact the Seaborg Center at 227-2002.

Alcoholics Anonymous — meets 9 a.m., First United Methodist Church, Marquette. Handicapped accessible. Call AA Hotline at 249-4430.

YMCA Tang Soo Do Karate — in Marquette for private lessons by appointment from 9:15-9:45 a.m.

Intermediate all ages from 10-11 a.m. Family karate from 11 a.m. to noon and youth beginners from noon to 1 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.

TaeKwon-Do School — Martial arts class from 9:30-11 a.m. for all ages and belt levels. 1310 S. Front St., Marquette. Visitors welcome. Call 485-1366.

Civil War — The Michigan Iron Industry Museum, 73 Forge Road, Negaunee, will host “Iron Ore and the Civil War” from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Set up at the museum will be a Civil War Artillery Encampment featuring military camp life; costumed interpreters; cannon demonstrations; cooking demonstrations; period music; children’s games and activities.

Plant Exchange — St. Louis the King Women’s Club invites gardeners to its fall Perennial Plant Exchange from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The event will take place in the Knights of Columbus parking lot, Silver Creek Road, Harvey. New gardeners are welcome.

Explore Tech: TV Production — 10 a.m.-noon. TV6 Fox Negaunee. In-depth tour of the TV6 station and set, be in front of the green screen, see a virtual set built, read from the teleprompter, sit at the news desk and more at this exciting program on TV production and the technology and engineering needed to produce the news. This is a by registration program. First tour starts at 10 a.m. in the TV6 Fox Negaunee parking lot and is for children 7 and under WITH a parent. The second tour starts at 11 a.m. in the TV6 Fox Negaunee parking lot and is for youth 8 and up, preferably without the parent participating in the tour. Arrive for your tour 15 minutes early. Call the Youth Services desk to register (must register ahead of time). Free. For more information call 226-4320 or visit

ATV ride for Vets — Hiawathaland Snowmobile Club will hold an ATV / UTV ride to benefit local veterans. The ride will start at the Snowmobile Club house at 408 M-553 at 10 a.m. and will continue until about 2 p.m. All ATV / UTV riders are invited to come and support veterans. The suggested donation is $10.

Stake the Lake — The Eric R. Beverly Family Foundation presents “Stake the Lake” at Bayshore Park in Munising at 10 a.m. Online registration and more information can be found at

Woodturners — The Superiorland Woodturners Club is bringing professional woodturner Ron Campbell to Marquette for a day-long presentation. Campbell is an expert in many areas of turning and will demonstrate various techniques for using turning tools, jigs and also the embellishment of turned objects. This event will take place at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette. The only charge is a $10 fee for lunch. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. in the Marquette Arts and Culture Center. Anyone interested in turning is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Norm Hefke at 249-5308 or Marc Himes at 475-6696.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 10 a.m., 1202 S. Front St., Marquette.

Zumba — Latin-inspired cardio dance fitness class offered 10 a.m. at Dawn Dott Dance Studio, Marquette. Cost: $5. Call 360-9287.

Al-Anon — non-smoking meeting, 10 a.m. at Church of Christ, Marquette.

Karate — Spirit Warrior Tang Soo Do martial arts with a Christian approach at the Marquette YMCA: hard core karate for adults is 10-10:50 a.m.; family karate (age 4 and older with a parent) is 11-11:50 a.m.; Karate Kids (ages 6-14) is noon-1 p.m.; special needs karate is 1:15-2 p.m. Call the Y at 227-9622 or Joyce Tredeau at 360-0479.

Recital — Suzuki Music Studio of Marquette features Harrison Jilbert and Kevin Zhang in an Honor’s Recital at 10:15 a.m. at Peter White Public Library Community room. Harrison is in grade seven at Bothwell and Kevin is in grade 10 at Marquette Senior High School. Featured will be Mendelssohn’s “Rondo Capriccio OP. 14” and Villa-Lobos “O Polichinelo from A prole do bebe no.1” on piano, and Seitz and Vivaldi on violin. The public is invited. There is no admission charge.

Bridge Lessons — offered 10:30 a.m., Marquette Senior Center, 300 Spring St., Marquette. Call 225-1456.

Alcoholics Anonymous — Big Book study group 10:30 a.m., Back Room in University Center at Northern Michigan University.

Big Bay Community Autumn Festival — set from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Draver Park, rain or shine. Highlights include free children’s games and activities, a tractor display, chili cook-off, food concessions, cider press, the pumpkin patch, open mic musical talent, local crafters and more.

Oktoberfest — The 11th annual Curtis Oktoberfest is set for noon to 8 p.m. in downtown Curtis. Soft pretzels and beer will be sold by the Curtis Area Chamber of Commerce. A chicken dinner with sides will be sold by the Three Lakes FIreworks Committee. There also will be a wine pull by the Portage Anglers Club; popcorn by the Manistique Lakes Lions Club; a pie sale by the Curtis Women’s Club; and various vendors. Live music from two bands — Rough Boys and Cruz Control — will be featured. There is no admission charged.

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

Faith-Based Recovery — Faith-based support and recovery program for addictions of all kinds meets noon-1:30 p.m. at the Rock Bible Chapel. Call 356-6346.