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

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 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

Soup — The Trinity Lutheran Church women will sponsor a soup luncheon from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Featured will be homemade soup, bread, bars and beverages. The public is invited. The church is located at 414 E. Ridge St. in Ishpeming.

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

Woolies — All former Woolworth employees are invited to meet for lunch at noon at Hong Kong Buffet, Marquette.

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.

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.

Blood drive — The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UP Health Systems-Marquette, will conduct a blood drive at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manisitique from 1-5:15 p.m. For an appointment call Ruth Annelin at 906-341-7578.

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.

Advisory board — 4:15-5:15 p.m. Peter White Public Library Shiras 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, call 226-4321, 226-4323, or visit

Family Game Night With Taiga Games — 4:30-5:30 p.m. Peter White Community Room. Join Taiga games for a fun family game night. Games for families with kids K-5 will be provided, and some light snacks. Feel free to bring a favorite game. Free. For more information, call 226-4321, 226-4323 or visit

Chez Nous — The Northern Michigan University hospitality and tourism management program will host a series of five-course themed dinners during the month of November. Seating times for each dinner are at 4:30, 5:15 and 6:30 p.m. in Chez Nous at the NMU Jacobetti Complex. This date, Night of Glamour will be offered.The 1920s themed dinner will feature chicken a la rose, lemon garlic steak and a special dessert.

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.