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

Craft sale — The 2017 Fall Extravaganza Bake-Craft-Vendor-New Gifts To Go sale is planned from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at 200 Lost Creek Drive, Marquette. There will be 22 booths and 22 prizes to be given away. Admission and coffee are free.

Fall Craft Bazaar — is planned by the South County Fund Committee Women Who Care, a non-profit organization. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the West Branch Township Hall, 1016 County Road 545 N. Featured will be soup, sandwiches, and of course, the group’s famous pies. Proceeds go toward scholarships, grants which support youth development, and the local food pantry.

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.

Free adoptions — The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter is partnering with BISSELL Pet Foundation for their “Empty the Shelters” adoption day. UPAWS is among more than 70-plus participating Michigan shelters and rescue organizations, to give animals a second chance at life and love. Bissell Pet Foundation will pay all adoption fees and thank families for choosing adoption with the gift from Bissell Pet Foundation. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at UPAWS, 84 Snowfield Road, Negaunee Township. Visit or call 906-475-6661 for more information.

Craft sale — Negaunee Auxiliary to the VFW is hosting a craft sale and luncheon at the Negaunee Township Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. will include soup with bread, dessert and coffee for a suggested donation of $5.

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.

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.

Hurricane relieft — from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tadych’s Econo Foods in Marquette, the Marquette Lions Club is sponsoring grocery packing for the benefit of those in need from recent hurricanes. All cash donations will be designated specifically to the most hard-hit areas in and around the USA by Lions Club International.

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, 553-9830 or 356-6133.

Ninjitsu — class offered noon-1:30 p.m., Northern Lights Martial Arts Center, Marquette. Call 346-9054.

Open Gym — 1 to 2:30 p.m. at PEAK Gymnastics and Fitness, Marquette. Non-members welcome. Fee is $5. Call 273-0696.

Bridge — played at 1 p.m., Marquette Senior Center, 300 Spring St., Marquette. Call 225-1456.

Tea and fashion — Ishpeming Carnegie Friends of the Library’s Tea & Fashion Show which is set at Bethany Lutheran Church, 715 Mather Ave., Ishpeming. Browsing time begins at 1 p.m. with the tea commencing at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at both the library and the Crock & Rocker.

Music Workshop — Free workshop on Appalachian folk music with Wayne Henderson and Helen White. Peter White Public Library Community Room. 1 p.m. 226-4318.

MooseWood — “The Hope of Fungi Amidst the 6th Mass Extinction: Spiritual Experience, Medicine, and Human Evolution” is a presentation being offered twice at MooseWood Nature Center, from 2-4 p.m. A suggested donation of $20/adult is being asked or pay what you can to help support MooseWood and the instructor. Kids 12 and younger may attend for free. Registration is required. Visit for more information and to register.

Traditional Music Jam — Bring your acoustic instruments to play those great traditional folk songs in an informal gathering. Listeners and singers are welcome. Peter White Public Library Community Room. 2-5 pm. 226-4318.

Pink Throttle — U.P. Pink Power presents Paint the Throttle Pink at 2 p.m. at the Throttle Bar and Grill in Little Lake. The event includes a bean bag toss tournament as well as bucket raffles, 50/50 raffles, and playing card raffles. For more information, email

Tea party — The Fundraising Committee for the Forsyth Township Public Library will be hosting its third annual “Tea Party” from 2-4 p.m. at the Gwinn Clubhouse. This year’s theme “All Dressed Up” will feature a style show of prom dresses from the 1950s to present day. Tickets for this event are available at the library or from any library board trustee. Money raised from this event will go for technology upgrades at the library. For more information or to obtain a ticket, call Fran Lukkarinen at 346-2117 or the library at 346-3433.

Missions conference — Bethel Baptist Church 829 Grove St., Marquette, will be holding a missions conference from 3-8 p.m. at the church. At 6 p.m., there will be dinner featuring Filipino and Latin American foods. Call 228-7589 for dinner ticket information.

Family Night — is 6-9:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Gwinn. Free games, movies, popcorn. Call 346-6115.

Alcoholics Anonymous — meets 7 p.m., Presbyterian Church, 300 Bensinger, Big Bay. Handicapped accessible.

Bog Walk — at MooseWood Nature Center, Presque Isle Park, Marquette, from 7:30-10 p.m. Tickets are $5 for children 12 and younger and $7 adults. Jamie at

Battle of the Bands — Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre is hosting Rock the FRT at 7:30 p.m. Six bands will compete for the local title and a cash prize of $300 for first place and $200 for second place at this “battle of the bands” event. Tickets are $15 for the public, $10 for students and $5 for NMU students. Tickets are available online 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

Free concert — The Northern Michigan University music department will host a free concert by The Far North Brass Band at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall. The concert is part of the department’s Chamber Music Series. The group includes professors of music Mark Flaherty and Steve Grugin, and a selection of students. This will be the premier performance for the group.

AA/Al-Anon — open meeting 7:30 p.m. above Parties Unlimited, 105 S. Main Ishpeming.