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.

Feeding America Mobile Food Truck — will be at St. Joseph’s Church Hall, 1889 Prairie Ave., Ishpeming. Registration and distribution will take place starting at 9:30 a.m. and will continue until all the food has been distributed. Anyone in need can receive fresh foods. Bring a sturdy container as there will be between 30 and 50 pounds of items.

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

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.

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

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

Ishpeming/Negaunee Belles — meet at the Jasper Ridge Brewery in Ishpeming at noon.

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.

Matinee Movie — “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” 2017 PG-13, 2 hr. 7 min. Historical drama. Married zookeepers help rescue hundreds of people during the German invasion in 1939 Warsaw. Closed captioning on for access to all. Peter White Public Library Community Room. 12:30 p.m. 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.

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.

Aktion Club — community service group for adults who live with a disability meets 1:30-2:30 p.m. first/third Thursdays at the Tourville West Clubhouse, Marquette. Call Troy Connors at 251-8353 or Miriam Black at 360-9430.

Storytime, exercise — The Negaunee Public Library is offering a storytime and exercise program each month. Tonya Marra Allen, a local fitness coach, will present her fun “Let’s Get Moving at the Library!” program at 4:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. This program is for children ages 3-8 years.

Masterminds of All Kinds — 4:30-5:30 p.m. Peter White Library Community Room and NMU Seaborg Center. Exercise both sides of your 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.

Dog Nights — 6-7:30 p.m. Peter White Public Library Children’s Room. All children are invited to come and read to a dog. Increase your reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a friendly, calm dog. Free, no registration required. For more information call 226-4320 or visit

An artist reception — from 6 to 8 p.m. for the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center’s Lake Superior Art Association Gallery exhibition by Northern Michigan University professors Taimur Cleary and Christine Lenzen and the SmallWorks Gallery exhibit by Kazuhiro Kojima, a ceramist from Higashiomi, Japan. The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be provided.

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.

BYO Dinner Theater — “Jackie,” 2016 R, 1 hr. 40 min. Biographical drama. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy must deal with all aspects of her husband’s assassination. Peter White Public Library Community Room. 6 p.m. 226-4318

Explore Tech: Explore Mining Technology — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Peter White Public Library Shiras Room. Teens ages 14+ and adults. Learn about mining, mining technology, remote operations, explore geological samples and more with Eagle Mine Geologist Dale Thomas. 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.

The Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association — meets at 7 p.m. in the Marquette County Health Department’s lower level. All are welcome. For more info contact Rich at 249-3837.

Cuong Nhu — class offered 7-9 p.m., Northern Lights Martial Arts Center, Marquette. Call 361-5282.

Alcoholics Anonymous — meets 7 p.m. at Prince of Peace Church in Harvey.

Gamblers Anonymous — closed meeting, 7 p.m. (open meeting last Thursdays), First Presbyterian Church, Marquette. Mailing address: G.A., P.O. Box 34, Marquette, MI 49855. Call 226-3610.

Noises Off — Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre is beginning its 2017-18 season with “Noises Off,” a British farce by Michael Frayn at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the public, $10 for students and $5 for NMU students. Tickets are available at or at any NMU EZ Ticket outlet. For more information on the event, contact the Forest Roberts Theatre Box Office at 906-227-2082 or via email at

Reading — Joy Harjo will give a public reading as part of the Visiting Writers Series at Northern Michigan University. This free event will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Marquette Room of the University Center.

SMART Recovery — is an abstinence-based recovery group that meets at 7:30 p.m. at 102 W. Washington St. Suite 114, Marquette. The program is based on scientific knowledge and reason. Spirituality, religion and higher powers are not part of the program. SMART Recovery is a program for all kinds of addictive behaviors. For more information call Mary at 906-362-1647, or go to SMART