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 rprusi@miningjournal.net, putting calendar in the subject line.

Saturday

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 www.aa-marquettecounty.org.

Membership drive — The Marquette Regional History Center presents: Membership Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Super One Foods in Marquette. The history center will be participating in a membership drive, offering 10 percent off all memberships, and new members will receive a hard cover copy of “Harvesting the Wilderness” by John Parlin et al. The public is invited to join history center members at the newly renovated Super One store for a cookie, while supplies last, and learn more about the organization.

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.

Used book sale — The sale of used books will be held at the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library. The Friends of the Library are sponsoring the sale and will provide holiday refreshments. The sale, which begins at 10 a.m., will be held on the lower level of the library in the Leverton Community Room. From 10 until noon hardcovers will sell for $1 and paperbacks for 50 cents. From noon until 2 p.m. all used books will sell at half price, while from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. books will sell at $3 a bag.

Bazaar — The First Presbyterian Church, Front and Bluff streets, will have its annual Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s focus is on holiday backed goods and knitted items. A homemade soup, “build your own salad,” bread and dessert lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds from sales will benefit local organizations and other church missions.

Treasure — The Marquette Federation of Women’s Clubs 19th Annual Yesterday’s Treasure Sale will be at 10 a.m. Sale proceeds will benefit the restoration and renovation of the Historic Clubhouse at 104 W. Ridge St., Marquette.

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.

Bazaar — Redeemer’s Lutheran Women in Ministry will be hosting its annual Christmas Bazaar at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1700 W. Fair Ave., Marquette, with doors opening at 11 a.m. and closing at 1:30 p.m. Included in the Christmas Bazaar are white elephant items, bake sale, crafts, wreaths, homemade cards and more. The bazaar is open to the community and everyone is welcome. For more information call 228-9883.

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.

Authors — Snowbound Books’ annual “Local Author Extravaganza” is from noon to 4 p.m. Everyone is invited for book signings and conversation. Local authors scheduled to be at the event include Rich Hill. Tyler Tichelaar, Cyndi Perkins, Sonny Longtine, B.G. Bradley, Russ Magnaghi, Karl Bohnak and Jack Deo.

Band — High schools from across the Upper Peninsula will present an honors band concert at Northern Michigan University’s Reynolds Recital Hall at noon.

Young musicians from 18 U.P. high schools will assemble at NMU to participate in Honors Band Weekend.

Irontown is Tinseltown — Irontown Turns Tinseltown in historic downtown Negaunee. Businesses will be offering appetizers, drinks, goodie bags and a chance to win a grand prize thank-you basket when participants enter their Tinseltown Shopping Passports. These passports are in effect from noon to 9 p.m. Vendor and craft shows go from 3-9 p.m. The Negaunee City Band will play in the city band shell from 6:15 p.m. until the holiday parade starts at 6:30 p.m. For the parade, line up will be at 6 p.m. near the Negaunee Senior Center. The parade goes up Iron Street to the community Christmas tree, where Santa and 2017 Pioneer Princess Emmeline Chaudier will light the tree. After the tree lighting, Santa will be available for visits at the Negaunee City Center on the second floor. Also, Christmas caroling will be part of the day and people also can visit a “Tunnel Of Light.”

Beadwork — The Marquette Regional History Center presents: 2nd Offering! Native American Quill and Beadwork Discussion and Workshop from 1-3 p.m. Learn about the history of these traditional crafts from Northern Michigan University instructor Leora Lancaster and then try practicing some of the techniques. Materials included in the workshop fee. Limited to 20 people, advance sign up only. Workshop fee $25, non-refundable. Visit marquettehistory.org for details on this “one of a kind” event. Or call 906-226-3571 for more information.

Nutcracker — Kaufman Auditorium, in partnership with Second Skin Shop, present Marquette’s eighth annual Nutcracker Ballet at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Kaufman Auditorium. Tickets for this one-day-only performance can be purchased in advance from NMU EZ Ticket Outlets, 906- 227-1032 or www.nmu.edu/tickets. Advanced tickets are $8 for youth/students, $10 for seniors, and $12 for adults. Tickets are also available at the door for an additional $3.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul — 1-3 p.m. Peter White Public Library Community Room. Join the Heffley family road trip as they try to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party but hilariously goes off course thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention. Don’t forget to bring munchies or a snack. Free. For more information, call 226-4321, 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info.

Birch Bark Artist — Local birch bark artist Rick Eckloff will offer a hands-on program at MooseWood at 1 p.m. on how to make birch bark and acorn angels. These ornaments will look great on Christmas trees, as tags for gifts or as a gift for a loved one. The program is suitable for ages 6 and up. Younger children may need parent assistance. No registration required just stop on by any time between 1-3 p.m. Suggested donation is $5/person or $10/family up to four.

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.

Peter White Public Library Holiday Open House — 3-5 p.m. throughout the library. Attendees can enjoy tasty treats and stroll through the 2017 Winter Wonderland Walk display of trees and wreaths decorated by Marquette area community members, families, and organizations. More than 65 trees and wreaths will be displayed on all floors of the building. While wandering through the trees, enjoy the music of Three Jacks and a Queen: Doc Bohjanen, Kim Marsh, and Keith and Vada Kepler. They will be joined by Mary Bohjanen and Donna Taylor, all of whom have sung in Redeemer Lutheran Church’s Praise Choir. The will be singing a cappella Christmas tunes as well as barbershop traditional songs. During the open house, the youth services department will host a make and take holiday craft. All ages are welcome drop in. Children under the age of 5 must be accompanied by an adult. The 2017 Winter Wonderland Walk will remain on display through Dec. 28 during regular library hours. There is no admission charge to attend. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.

Wine tasting — Negaunee VFW 3165 Auxiliary will host the Jeannie Kangas Memorial Wine Tasting Fundraiser from 6-8 p.m. The public is welcome. The $12 admission includes three glasses of fine wine, hors d’oeuvres and a wine glass to take home. There will be raffle prizes and music by Just The Two Of Us.

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.

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

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

Sunday

12-Step Recovery Groups — offered daily at the Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette. For a complete AA meetings list visit www.aa-marquettecounty.org.

Breakfast — 12th annual Ishpeming Lions Holiday Breakfast is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. John Catholic Church on South Pine Street in Ishpeming.

Breakfast — is 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Negaunee Eagles Club.

Gwinn Breakfast — Gwinn VFW Post 5670 will sponsor a Breakfast Buffet from 9 a.m. to noon at the club. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kids under 10 years. On the menu will be pancakes, french toast, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, coffee, juice, and milk.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 9 a.m., 1202 S. Front St., Marquette.

Life Recovery Group — meets 9:30-10:30 a.m., Lake Superior Christian Church, Marquette.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 11 a.m., upstairs 106 W. Main St., Ishpeming.

Alcoholics Anonymous — noon, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette.

Personal Ministry Time — from noon-2 p.m., at New Life Church, Marquette. This ministry is for anyone with a need for physical, emotional or spiritual healing in their life. For more information, call 226-2333.

Ninjitsu — class offered 1-2:30 p.m., Northern Lights Martial Arts Center, Marquette. Call 346-9054.

Bingo — American Legion Auxiliary Bingo at Post 349 in Little Lake is ongoing on Sundays. Early birds are at 1:30 p.m. and the regular session is at 2 p.m. The public is invited.

Carols — join family and friends for holiday carols featuring the “Grand Marais Community Chorus” at 2 p.m. in the performance level of the Erickson Center for Arts in Curtis. This event is free to the public, donations are always appreciated. Call the Erickson Center office for more information 906-586-9974.

“Pikkujoulu” — (Little Christmas) will be celebrated at the Ishpeming Elks Club. Wil Kilpela on accordion and Ken Holster on banjo and guitar will play for a “Little Christmas” dance from 2 to 5 P.M. at the event, sponsored by the League of Finnish-American Societies UP Chapter Finlandia Foundation Affiliate. Admission is $5, and free to members of the LFAS. Anyone joining the League that day will also be admitted free. The dance is open to all.

UPHA — Upper Peninsula Horsemen’s Association meets 2 p.m. first Sundays at the Hong Kong Buffet, Marquette. For details call Karen Hendrickson at 346-6139 or Karen McCormick at 869-0005.

Aikido — class offered 3-4 p.m., Northern Lights Martial Arts Center, Marquette. Call 361-5282.

Superior Pipe and Drum — Corps meets 6-8 p.m. at Silver Creek Church in Harvey. New members welcome. Highland dancing, bagpiping and drumming instruction available. Call Pierre Ogea at 249-1999, or visit www.superiorpipes.org.

Narcotics Anonymous — 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Marquette.

ACA — Adult Children of Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families beginners meeting/work book study is 6-7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 120 N. Front St., Marquette. Call 361-8888.

VFW Auxiliary Bingo — early birds meet at 6:20 p.m. Regular session begins at 6:30 p.m. No Smoking.

Early Bird Bingo — at 6:20 p.m., the VFW post 4573 in Ishpeming.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 6:30 p.m., DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans, Marquette.

Alcoholics Anonymous — (open/speaker/non-smoking) meets 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Munising.

Incest Survivors — Survivors of Incest Anonymous meets 7 p.m., Lake Superior Village Community Center, Marquette. Women only. Call 228-8155.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, Negaunee.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30 p.m., Richmond Township Hall, Palmer.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30 p.m., Catholic Church, Republic.

Alcoholics Anonymous — closed meeting, 8 p.m. at the Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette.

Monday

Alcoholics Anonymous — Early Bird meeting, 7-8 a.m., First United Methodist Church, Marquette. Handicapped accessible. Call AA Hotline at 249-4430. For a complete AA meetings list visit www.aa-marquettecounty.org.

12-Step Recovery Groups — offered daily at the Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette. Call AA Hotline, 249-4430. For a complete AA meetings list visit www.aa-marquettecounty.org.

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.

Wonder Babies — 10-10:40 a.m. Peter White Public Library Community Room. Songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for ages 0-18 months and a loving adult. Older siblings welcome. Adult social time from 10-10:15 a.m., storytime begins at 10:15 a.m. Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info

Storytime for Non-Movers — 11-11:20 a.m. Peter White Public Library Community Room. Songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for babies not yet mobile and able to move away from their loving adult. We ask that older siblings do NOT attend. Adult social time and play time after storytime. Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info

State Employees Retirement Association — Upper Peninsula Chapter No. 16, will have its annual meeting at noon at the State Office Building’s conference room in Escanaba. The meeting will include election of board members as well as light refreshments. Those who plan to attend should call Frank Berres at 906-786-2965 or Arlene Paulson at 906-786-7199.

Musical how-to — Starting this date, retired Northern Michigan University professor Floyd Slotterback will present a six-session “how-to” in becoming a skilled music listener. The class meets from noon-1 p.m. weekly Mondays — Oct. 30, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, Nov. 27 and Dec. 4 — and Wednesday, Dec. 6. It is open to the public at no charge and no registration is required.

Alcoholics Anonymous — We Are Not Saints open meeting is at noon at 1009 W. Ridge St., Marquette. Call 228-6545.

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous — noon at 1202 S. Front St., Marquette.

Chapter Book Club: The Comic Strip Sessions — 1-2 p.m. Peter White Public Library Youth Atrium. Listen to a chapter from the book “The Terrible Two,” then adapt it into a comic strip. Ages 8-12. For more information call 226-4320, visit pwpl.info.

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

Computer class — Peter White Public Library Reference Staff will offer at 3 p.m. “Download E-books & Audio Books.” Free.

TOPS MI 0625 Ishpeming — meets at Wesley Methodist Church, 801 Hemlock St., Ishpeming. Weigh-in 4 to 4:45 p.m. Meeting: 5 to 6 p.m. Call 485-4932.

TOPS 934 — weigh-in is 5-5:30 p.m., meeting is 5:45 p.m. upstairs of VFW Post on Gold Street, Negaunee. Call 360-3585.

Tang Soo Do — Karate youth class, 5-6 p.m. at the Negaunee YMCA. Spirit Warrior Karate Academy, a Christian approach to martial arts. Call 360-0479.

Cadet Squadron — Lake Superior Cadet Squadron meets 6 p.m. first/third Mondays at the Munising American Legion. Open to ages 12-21.

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.

SMART Recovery — is an abstinence based recovery group that meets at 6 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 recovery.org

Soo Bahk Do Karate — classes for ages 7-adult offered 6-7 p.m., beginner teen and adult 6:30-7 p.m., black belts 7-8:15 p.m. and (Dan) class 8-9:30 p.m. at Marquette Soo Bahk Do Academy, 1200 S. Front St., Marquette. Call 226-4723 for more info/private lessons.

Bridge — is played at 6:30 p.m. at the Superiorland Bridge Club, next to MC Sports at the Westwood Mall, Marquette. Visit http://superiorland_bridge.tripod.com/ for more information or call Cerona at 249-3529 or Karen at 273-1716.

DocuMonday — presents a screening of the 2016 documentary “Cameraperson” at 7 p.m. in the Peter White Public Library Community Room. Free.

Panic Relief — panic attack and anxiety program offered at 7 p.m. via teleconference call. To participate, call 732-940-9658. For more info, visit www.panicreliefinc.com.

Alcoholics Anonymous — meets 7 p.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church, U.S. 41 South, Skandia.

Alcoholics Anonymous — meets at 7 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 305 W. Magnetic St., Marquette.

Narcotics Anonymous — 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, Gwinn.

Mainstream Square Dancing — 7:30 p.m. For location/more information, email tlc@chartermi.net or call 225-5702.

Alcoholics Anonymous — meets 7:30 p.m. at Mitchell Methodist Church, 207 N. Teal Lake Ave., Negaunee.

Al-Anon — meets 7:30 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, corner of First and Canda streets, Ishpeming. Barrier-free. Last Monday is open meeting.

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

Narcotics Anonymous — 8 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 111 E. Ridge St., Marquette.

Open Gym — from 8-9:30 p.m. at PEAK Gymnastics and Fitness, Marquette. $5 entry fee. Non-members are welcome.

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.

Tuesday

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.

Business Network International — Superior Networking chapter meets 7-8:30 a.m. at Donckers. Call 228-6602 or 869-1272.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 7 a.m., Big Book Study, 1200 Hebard Court, Marquette.

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

Alcoholics Anonymous — meets 10 a.m. at St. John’s Church, 325 S. Pine St. in Ishpeming.

Wonder Babies — 10-10:40 a.m. Peter White Public Library Community Room. Songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for ages 0-18 months and a loving adult. Older siblings welcome. Adult social time from 10-10:15 a.m., storytime begins at 10:15 a.m. Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info.

Director Chat — Drop in and sit down with Peter White Public Library Director, Andrea Ingmire. Talk about concerns and make suggestions. 10-11:30 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. Circulation Lobby, main level. 226-4303.

Storytime for Non-Movers — 11-11:20 a.m. Peter White Public Library Community Room. Songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for babies not yet mobile and able to move away from their loving adult. We ask that older siblings do NOT attend. Adult social time and play time after storytime. Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info

Our Daily Bread — free lunch from noon-1 p.m., Salvation Army, Marquette.

Alcoholics Anonymous — noon, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette.

Bridge — is played at 1 p.m. at the Superiorland Bridge Club, next to MC Sports at the Westwood Mall, Marquette. Visit http://superiorland_bridge.tripod.com/ for more information or call Cerona at 249-3529 or Karen at 273-1716.

Tai Chi — at 1 p.m. at the Ishpeming Senior Center. Call 485-5527.

Chocolay Senior Drop-In Center — from 1-4 p.m. in the meeting room of the Chocolay Township Hall, Harvey. For social activities close to home and refreshments. This eliminates the morning session.

Storytime — There will be a new storytime at 4:30 p.m. at the Negaunee Public Library. This will be for children ages 5 years and older (younger siblings are welcome to attend), and will offer a variety of programs, including book samples, crafts, and occasional LEGO building sessions.

Chapter Book Club: The Comic Strip Sessions — 4:30-5:30 p.m. Peter White Public Library Youth Atrium. Listen to a chapter from the book “The Terrible Two,” then adapt it into a comic strip. Ages 8-12. For more information call 226-4320, visit pwpl.info.

Soo Bahk Do Karate — class offered for orange belt and higher youths through adults, 5:30-6:45 p.m., Marquette Soo Bahk Do Academy,1200 S. Front St., Marquette. Call 226-4723.

Domestic Violence Support Group — conducted by the Women’s Center. 6-7:30 p.m. Contact Camille at 226-6611 for more information.

ACA — Adult Children of Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families Big Red Book study meeting is 6-7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 120 N. Front St., Marquette. Call 361-8888.

Lifering Secular Recovery — an alcohol-drug addiction support group, meets from 6-7 p.m. at Jacobetti Home for Veterans, 425 Fisher St., Marquette. Call 906-393-0020.

YMCA Tang Soo Do Karate — in Negaunee for families from 6-7 p.m. and for adults of all ranks from 7-8 p.m. A Christian perspective, Spirit Warrior Karate Academy. Contact 6th Degree Black Belt Master Joyce Tredeau at 360-0479 or the West End Y at 475-9666.

Infant Playgroup — offered 6-7 p.m. at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum. Cost: $12 per month. Call 225-3081. For more details visit www.mgh.org.

Martial Arts — Free trial classes offered 6-7 p.m., Gwinn Clubhouse, 165 Maple St. New beginners’ classes begin first week of each month. Call 346-4523, or visit www.blackdragonmartialartsclub.com.

Weekly meal — First Baptist Church of Marquette invites the public to a weekly meal at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. This is free and open to all. There wil be a brief devotion before the meal and a domino game after the meal. First Baptist is at 728 W. Kaye Ave., Marquette. For more information or to make reservations, call 906-226-2014 or email fbcmqt@sbcglobal.net

VFW Post 4573 Bingo — in Ishpeming. Early birds meet at 6:30 p.m. Snacks and soda available. 486-4856.

American Legion Auxiliary Bingo — early birds meet at 6:30 p.m. Regular session begins at 7 p.m. at Post 349, Little Lake.

Jayne’s Bridge Club — plays at 6:30 p.m., at Marquette Senior Center, 300 Spring St. Call 225-1456. Partners guaranteed.

Celebrate Recovery — is a Biblical and balanced program that helps people overcome hurts, hang-ups, and habits. Meets every Tuesday at the Good News Assembly of God in Ishpeming, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Child care is provided by calling 485-5561.

Peter White Library Book Group — will meet at 7 p.m. in the Dandelion Cottage Room at the library to discuss “The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper” by Phaedra Patrick. Those attending can bring a charm bracelet to share. The public is welcome. For more information about the Peter White Library Book Group, call 228-9953.

Writer’s Harvest — The Peter White Public Library and Northern Michigan University’s English Department invites the public to Writer’s Harvest at 7 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. Join current Poet Laureate of the Upper Peninsula, Marty Achatz, and the creative writing faculty from Northern Michigan University’s English Department for an evening of music and words to benefit WLUC TV6’s annual Canathon. Admission is one canned good or non-perishable food item.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 7 p.m., Prince of Peace Church, Harvey.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 7 p.m., AuTrain Community Center.

Open Mic Night — at 7 p.m. at Rare Earth Goods, 200 E. Division St., Ishpeming. Use the side door on Front Street. Call 485-5650.

Recovery for Couples — meets 7 p.m. in the Shiras Room at the Peter White Public Library, Marquette.

Alcoholics Anonymous — (open/non-smoking) meets 7 p.m., AuTrain Community Center, AuTrain.

Marquette Male Chorus — rehearses 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Marquette. Men age 14 and older are welcome.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30 p.m., Redeemer Lutheran Church, Champion.

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

Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30 p.m., Harvey Baptist Church.

Narcotics Anonymous — “The Basic Meeting” meets 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Marquette. Open meeting. Call 866-506-6557.

Race Kart — Great Lakes Race Kart Association meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Pioneer Motor Inn, Escanaba. Call 249-1360.

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

Narcotics Anonymous — 8 p.m., Presbyterian Church, Munising.

Wednesday

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 www.aa-marquettecounty.org.

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 www.pwpl.info.

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 www.pwpl.info.

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

Musical how-to — Starting this date, retired Northern Michigan University professor Floyd Slotterback will present a six-session “how-to” in becoming a skilled music listener. The class meets from noon-1 p.m. weekly Mondays — Oct. 30, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, Nov. 27 and Dec. 4 — and Wednesday, Dec. 6. It is open to the public at no charge and no registration is required.

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.

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.

Medicare/Medicaid Assistance — Drop-in to speak with a trained volunteer counselor who can assist with making informed decisions on health benefits. Peter White Public Library Conference Room, 1-4 p.m. 226-4318.

Jayne’s Bridge Club — meets at 1 p.m., at 300 Spring St., Marquette. Call 225-1456.

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

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.

Historical — The Champion/Beacon/Humboldt Historical Society will meet at 2 p.m. in the Humboldt Township Hall. The hall is located at 5178 County Road FA in Humboldt. Everyone is invited to attend.

Teen Advisory Board —  4-5 p.m. Peter White Public Library Lions Room. All students in grades 9 to 12 are welcome. Tell us what you’d like to see at your library, meet new people, plan teen events, and get volunteer experience. Refreshments will be served. Free of charge. For more information, call 226-4321, 226-4323, or visit www.pwpl.info.

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 your own favorite game if you wish. Free. For more information, call 226-4321, 226-4323 or visit www.pwpl.info.

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.

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 messiahlutheranmqt.org 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 — free community meal in Gwinn at Grace Lutheran Church from 5:30-6:15 p.m. On the menu is a home-cooked turkey dinner. Take outs are also available. The handicapped-accessible church is located at 558 W. M-35, Gwinn. For more information, call the church at 346-3156.

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 cedartreeinstitute.org

Finnish independence — The Marquette Regional History Center presents: 100 Years of Finnish Independence from 6-8 p.m. Finland gained independence from Russia on Dec. 6, 1917. Independence Day is officially celebrated on this day in Finland. All ages welcome. Free to the public, donations appreciated. Sponsored by Finlandia Foundation National.

Vegans — Join Northern Vegans for a casual dinner at Temaki & Tea at 1401 Presque Isle Ave. in Marquette at 6 p.m. Order a vegan dinner off the menu. All are welcome, no RSVP required.

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 — meeting is 6-7 p.m. at the Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette. Call 236-2535.

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 celebraterecovery.com.

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.

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 http://superiorland_bridge.tripod.com/ for more information or call Cerona at 249-3529 or Karen at