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

Lighthouse tour — Marquette Maritime Museum presents the last Sunrise & Coffee Lighthouse tour of the 2017 season at 7:30 a.m. Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for non-nembers. Call 906-226-2006 or email to reserve tickets.

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

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

Storytime for 1s and 2s: — 10:15-10:45 a.m. Peter White Public Library Youth Atrium. Join in 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

Little Bookworms for 5’s & 6’s: — 11 a.m-noon. Peter White Public Library Youth Atrium. Join for stories, songs, school-readiness art, and pre-literacy skills. For children ages 5-6. Free. For more information call 226-4320 or visit

IHS 1961 — meets at noon first Wednesdays, Jasper Ridge Brewery, 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.

Triad — senior volunteers working with law enforcement to address senior-safety issues — meets the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the office of the Retired and Senior Volunteer program in Negaunee Township. Contact Julie Shaw at 906-315-2607 for more information.

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.

Caregivers and Friends — support group meets 1:30 p.m. first Wednesdays at the Ishpeming Senior Center. Call Sharon Lusic at 485-5527.

Junior Teen Advisory Board — 4:15-5:15 p.m. Peter White Public Library Community Room. All students in grades 5 to 8 are welcome. Plan events for people your age, play games, talk about books, and get volunteer experience. Snacks will be served. Free of charge. For more information, please call 226-4321, 226-4323, 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.

Community meal — Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette will host its monthly community meal at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome. For more information about this or other programs at Messiah, go to or call 225-1119. The church is located at 305 W. Magnetic St.

Grief Support — Open grief support group meets 5:30-7 p.m. first/third Wednesdays at Lake Superior Hospice in Marquette. For details call Michele Napier at 225-7760.

Table of Grace — A home-cooked goulash meal will be served from 5:30-6:15 p.m. as Grace Lutheran Church’s community meal. Takeouts are available. Everyone is invited to the free meal. The church is located at 558 W. M-35 in Gwinn and is handicap accessible. For more information, call the church at 346-3156.

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.

Tai Chi — 5:30-6:30 p.m., Marquette Hope Connection Center, 927 W. Fair Ave., Marquette. Sponsored by the Cedar Tree Institute. 906-228-5494 or

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 or visit

Narcotics Anonymous — “New Beginnings” group meets 6 p.m., Great Lakes Youth Recovery Center, Marquette (Treatment center rules apply).

Evening Zumba — from 6-6:45 p.m. at Dance Zone in Marquette with instructor Ashley Carlstrom.

Northern Vegans — invite the public to join them for vegan pizza at Pasqualis Pizza at 100 Cliff St. in Negaunee at 6 p.m. Pasqualis will use Daiya cheese and a vegan crust to make the pizzas. No RSVP required. Visit Northern Vegans’ Facebook page,, or call 236-1279 for more information.

Maritime Memories — The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Maritime Memories at 6:30 p.m. at the center. Spend an evening with character reenactors as they tell their stories of serving at the Marquette and Eagle Harbor lighthouses from the Civil War to the turn of the century. Guests will meet two female lighthouse keepers, Eliza Truckey and Mary Ann Wheatley, who were monumental for their time. As well, they will meet the first captain of the U.S. Life Saving Service in Marquette, Captain Henry Cleary. There is a $5 suggested donation for this program. For more info visit or call 906-226-3571.

Three Major Events of the Middle Ages — Retired Professor Roger Magnuson will offer a course on the crusades, the rise of universities and the invention of the printing press. Peter White Public Library Lions Room. 6:30 p.m. 226-2252

Exchange Club — Marquette County Exchange Club meets 6:30 p.m. first Wednesdays at the Holiday Inn, Marquette. New members welcome. For more information call 225-0951

Bridge — is played at 6:30 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.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, Marquette.

Lessons from the Ojibwe, 400 Years Ago — Join author and world traveler Robert Downes as he celebrates the release of his new novel “Windigo Moon: A Novel of Native America.” Peter White Public Library Community Room. 7 p.m. 226-4318.

Explore Tech: Engineering of Beer — 7-8 p.m. Barrel and Beam Brewery, 260 North Woods Road, Marquette. Join Brewer Nick VanCourt on a tour of Barrel and Beam, where you will learn the science and engineering behind beer and brewing. See how ingredients are processed and learn about barrel aging, bottle conditioning and unique fermentation cultures. No product will be for sale at this event. Ages 21+ only please.

Free. For more information call 226-4320 or visit

Eagles Aerie — Auxiliary, Negaunee Eagles Aerie 1944 meets at 7:30 p.m. first/third Wednesdays at the club.

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

Alcoholics Anonymous — (closed/non-smoking) meets 8 p.m., Eden Lutheran Church, Munising.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 8 p.m., 1202 S. Front St., Marquette.

Zumba — Latin-inspired cardio dance fitness class offered 8:15 p.m. at Dawn Dott Dance Studio, Marquette. No experience needed. Cost: $5. Call 360-9287.