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.

Legion officer — American Legion Department Service Officer Lisa Clark will be in Marquette from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Legion Post 44, 700 W. Bluff St. All veterans 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: — 10:15-10:45 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

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

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.

Electric Line program — from 1-3 p.m., the Midwest Skills Development Center will be hosting an Open House for the Electrical Line Technician Program. The ELT Program is a joint effort between Northern Michigan University, the Lake Superior Community Partnership Foundation, and the Midwest Skills Development Center. The Midwest Skills Development Center is located at 411 Avenue A, Gwinn. For more information contact Erik Powers at or 226-6591.

Marquette/Alger RICC — Marquette/Alger Regional Interagency Consumer Committee meets 1-3 p.m. second Thursdays. A grassroots advocacy group for people with disabilities and friends, advocates and families. For location and details call 228-5744.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary 4573 of Ishpeming — meets at 1:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Post Home

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.

Breast cancer — Medical Oncologist Dr. Sheetal Acharya will give a free presentation about breast cancer, screenings, treatment options, and the comprehensive services available at UP Health System – Marquette. Dinner will be provided at 5:30 p.m. with the presentation to start at 6 p.m. at Staybridge Inn and Suites conference room, Marquette. An RSVP is necessary as seating is limited. Call 844-411-8747 to reserve a spot today. Seating is limited. RSVP by calling 844-411-UPHS.

UPCM — Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum Second Thursday Creativity Series with a theme of “Costume Party” is planned from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to stop in for a variety of fun, hands-on activities, creative snacks, plus live music. Costumes are encouraged. The party is free with paid admission or UPCM membership. For more information on happenings at the U.P. Children’s Museum, call 226-3911 or visit on the web at

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.

A Conversation in Poetry — Poet Beverly Matherne and U.P. Poet Laureate Martin Achatz will present their poetry “in dialogue,” followed by a book signing at 6 p.m. at Munising Public Library at 810 W. State Highway M-28. For more information, call 906-387-2125.

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

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.

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

Yarnwinders — will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Peter White Public Library in the Arts and Culture Center.

Free gardening — The second session of a free gardening series will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Marquette Missionary Church at 1804 Wright St., in Marquette. The “Growing Your Food in the U.P.” gardening series is open to everyone, is hands-on and explores soil dynamics and the use of permaculture for greater success growing food in the challenging Upper Peninsula climate. The series is sponsored by Transition Marquette County. For more information, contact Michael Riesterer at or call 225-0608.

Gerrymandering — and its effects on Michigan voters is the topic of Marquette chapter of the American Association of University Women’s meeting at 7 p.m. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at the Federated Women’s Club House at 104 E. Ridge St. in Marquette.

“Evening at the Archives” — focusing on genealogy research is at the Central U.P. and Northern Michigan University Archives at 7 p.m. in room 224 of the Learning Resources Center. It is free and refreshments will be provided. A tour of the archives will follow the presentation.

Night Storytellers — Enjoy an evening of songs and stories with singer-songwriter Troy Graham and classically trained vocalist Emily Smith. Peter White Public Library Community Room. 7 p.m. 226-4318.

Roundtable — The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center is hosting a round-table discussion titled, “Historical Monuments: removal and reassessment,” at 7 p.m. The roundtable discussion will be held in the Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building on the campus of Northern Michigan University. Admission is free and open to the public.

Reading group — The Transition Marquette County Reading Group will meet at 7 p.m. in the Conference Room at Peter White Public Library to discuss the book “Thank You for Being Late, an Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations” by Thomas Friedman. Anyone is welcome to join the conversation. It would help to have at least started to read the book. For more information, call Charlie at 226-3314 or email

Friends of the Ishpeming Carnegie Library — regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Children’s room of the library. All are invited to attend.

CUPSFA — Central Upper Peninsula Sport Fishing Association meets at 7 p.m. second Thursdays at the Negaunee Elks Lodge. Open to anyone interested in the sport of fishing and improving local fisheries.

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.

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

Alcoholics Anonymous — meets 7:30 p.m. at The Quiet Place, Michigamme.

Alcoholics Anonymous — Big Book group meets 7:30 p.m., upstairs of Parties Unlimited in Ishpeming.

Narcotics Anonymous — “Never in the Dark” closed meeting is 7:30 p.m., UP Health System-Marquette in the Mountain Room. Call 866-506-6557.

Nar-Anon Family Group — meets at 7:30 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 801 Hemlock St., Ishpeming. This is a 12-step support group for families and friends who have loved ones dealing with addiction. Call 235-5855.