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.

Business Network International — Superior Networking chapter meets 7-8:30 a.m. at Donckers. Call 228-6602 or 869-1272.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 7 a.m., Big Book Study, 1200 Hebard Court, Marquette.

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

Director Chat — Drop in and sit down with PWPL Director, Andrea Ingmire. Tell her your concerns and suggestions. 10-11:30 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. Peter White Public Library Circulation Lobby, main level. 226-4303.

Wonder Babies — 10-10:40 a.m. Peter White Public Library Community Room. Songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for ages 0-18 months and a loving adult. Older siblings welcome. Adult social time from 10-10:15 a.m., storytime begins at 10:15 a.m. Free. For more information call 226-4320 or visit

Alcoholics Anonymous — meets 10 a.m. at St. John’s Church, 325 S. Pine St. in Ishpeming.

Storytime for Non-Movers — 11-11:20 a.m. Peter White Public Library Community Room. Songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for babies not yet mobile and able to move away from their loving adult. We ask that older siblings do NOT attend. Adult social time and play time after storytime. Free. For more information call 226-4320 or visit

Our Daily Bread — free lunch from noon-1 p.m., Salvation Army, Marquette.

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

Blood drive — The Upper Peninsula Regional Blood Center, a service of U.P. Health Systems-Marquette, will have a blood drive at Peter White Public Library with the bloodmobile from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. For an appointment, call Carolyn McManis at 226-4318.

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.

Tai Chi — at 1 p.m. at the Ishpeming Senior Center. Call 485-5527.

Chocolay Senior Drop-In Center — from 1-4 p.m. in the meeting room of the Chocolay Township Hall, Harvey. For social activities close to home and refreshments. This eliminates the morning session.

Medicare — UPCAP’s Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program is offering a free seminar in the area to help folks new to Medicare understand their benefits and choices. The seminar will be from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Lakeview Arena’s Citizen Forum Room, 401 E. Fair Ave., Marquette. Registration is required by visiting, or by dialing 2-1-1 and indicating the wish to register for the “Welcome to Medicare” event in Marquette.

Storytime — There will be a new storytime at 4:30 p.m. at the Negaunee Public Library. This will be for children ages 5 years and older (younger siblings are welcome to attend), and will offer a variety of programs, including book samples, crafts, and occasional LEGO building sessions.

Chapter Book Club: The Comic Strip Sessions — 4:30-5:30 p.m. Peter White Public Library Youth Atrium. Listen to a chapter from the book “The Terrible Two,” then adapt it into a comic strip Ages 8-12. For more information call 226-4320 or visit

Police academy — Northern Michigan University’s Regional Police Academy will host an informational meetings at 5 p.m. in room 132 of the Jacobetti Complex. Those interested in attending the academy from May-August 2018 are encouraged to attend the 45-minute session. The meeting will share Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and NMU requirements to attend the academy, an overview of the academy and an opportunity to ask questions. Sign up by calling 227-1408.

Soo Bahk Do Karate — class offered for orange belt and higher youths through adults, 5:30-6:45 p.m., Marquette Soo Bahk Do Academy,1200 S. Front St., Marquette. Call 226-4723.

Domestic Violence Support Group — conducted by the Women’s Center. 6-7:30 p.m. Contact Camille at 226-6611 for more information.

Lifering Secular Recovery — an alcohol-drug addiction support group, meets from 6-7 p.m. at Jacobetti Home for Veterans, 425 Fisher St., Marquette. Call 906-393-0020.

YMCA Tang Soo Do Karate — in Negaunee for families from 6-7 p.m. and for adults of all ranks from 7-8 p.m. A Christian perspective, Spirit Warrior Karate Academy. Contact 6th Degree Black Belt Master Joyce Tredeau at 360-0479 or the West End Y at 475-9666.

Infant Playgroup — offered 6-7 p.m. at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum. Cost: $12 per month. Call 225-3081. For more details visit

Martial Arts — Free trial classes offered 6-7 p.m., Gwinn Clubhouse, 165 Maple St. New beginners’ classes begin first week of each month. Call 346-4523, or visit

Seed Saving for Kids — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Peter White Public Library Children’s Room/Library Garden. Join Abbey Palmer from MSU North Farm for this Seed Saving program Saving seeds from your favorite garden veggies can be easy Learn the basics with a hands-on activity and take some seeds home for next year – or donate them to the Queen City Seed Library for your neighbors to use. We will meet in the kids’ room before heading out to the garden. In case of rain, the program will happen in the Youth Atrium. Free. Youth of all ages welcome. For more information call 226-4320 or visit

VFW Post 4573 Bingo — in Ishpeming. Early birds meet at 6:30 p.m. Snacks and soda available. 486-4856.

American Legion Auxiliary Bingo — early birds meet at 6:30 p.m. Regular session begins at 7 p.m. at Post 349, Little Lake.

ACA — Adult Children of Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families Big Red Book study meeting is 6:30-7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 120 N. Front St., Marquette. Call 273-0396.

Jayne’s Bridge Club — plays at 6:30 p.m., at Marquette Senior Center, 300 Spring St. Call 225-1456. Partners guaranteed.

Celebrate Recovery — is a Biblical and balanced program that helps people overcome hurts, hang-ups, and habits. Meets every Tuesday at the Good News Assembly of God in Ishpeming, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Child care is provided by calling 485-5561.

Book group — The Peter White Library Book Group will meet with the Snowbound Book Club at 7 p.m. in the Shiras Room at the library to discuss “Wolf’s Mouth,” Marquette’s One Book One Community Read, by John Smolens.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 7 p.m., Prince of Peace Church, Harvey.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 7 p.m., AuTrain Community Center.

Open Mic Night — at 7 p.m. at Rare Earth Goods, 200 E. Division St., Ishpeming. Use the side door on Front Street. Call 485-5650.

Recovery for Couples — meets 7 p.m. in the Shiras Room at the Peter White Public Library, Marquette.

DivorceCare — meets 7 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Marquette. Call 228-9883 or visit

Alcoholics Anonymous — (open/non-smoking) meets 7 p.m., AuTrain Community Center, AuTrain.

Marquette Male Chorus — rehearses 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Marquette. Men age 14 and older are welcome.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30 p.m., Redeemer Lutheran Church, Champion.

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

Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30 p.m., Harvey Baptist Church.

Narcotics Anonymous — “The Basic Meeting” meets 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Marquette. Open meeting. Call 866-506-6557.