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.

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.

Trout Unlimited — Fred Waara Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its monthly board meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room at The Landmark Inn, Marquette. All who are interested in cold water fisheries and conservation are invited to attend.

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 273-1716.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, Marquette.

Concert — Negaunee MIddle School Choir Concert at the Negaunee High School Auditorium at 7 p.m

The Westwood Shakespeare Company — Presents “Twelfth Night” at 7 p.m. in the WHS Performing Arts Center in west Ishpeming. Tickets for all shows are available at 6 p.m. on show nights. Season tickets for single seats and family are also available at the box office and will soon be available at the Westwood High School office during school hours.

Eagles Aerie — Auxiliary, Negaunee Eagles Aerie 1944 meets at 7:30 p.m. first/third Wednesdays at the club.

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

Alcoholics Anonymous — (closed/non-smoking) meets 8 p.m., Eden Lutheran Church, Munising.

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

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.

Thursday

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.

Christian Women’s Fellowship — will meet at Immanuel Lutheran Church, U.S. 41, Negaunee, from 9:30-11 a.m. The cost is $7 and the speaker is Nancy Herdrick. Music will be provided by a woodwind quartet. Reservations can be made by calling Alice at 475-7147.

Food truck — The Feeding America Mobile Food Truck will be distributing food at St. Joseph Church in Ishpeming starting at 9:30 a.m. Bring a sturdy container and someone to help if one cannot lift 50 pounds of food. Anyone in need is eligible. Those attending are asked to arrive after 8 a.m. to allow the truck access to the parking lot.

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, visit www.pwpl.info.

Belles — The 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 — “Passengers,” 2016 PG-13 1 hr. 56 min. Science Fiction. Two passengers on the Starship Avalon, transporting 5,258 hibernating people to the Homestead Colony, are awakened while still 90 years from their destination. 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 the former 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.

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 Public Library Community Room. Exercise both sides of your noggin with rotating science, technology, art, and life-skills programming. Grades K-5. For more information call 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info

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.

Grief Support — Widows only grief support group meets 5:30-7 p.m. first/third Thursdays at Lake Superior Hospice in Marquette. For details call Michele Napier at 225-7760.

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.

BYO Dinner Theater — “Life,” 2017 R 1 hr. 44 min. Science Fiction. Six astronauts aboard a space station discover evidence of a rapidly evolving life form on Mars which threatens the survival of the inhabitants of Earth. Peter White Public Library Community Room 6 p.m. 226-4318.

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.

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

Starlight Family Storytime — NEW Storytime.: 6:30-7:15 p.m. Peter White Public Library Youth Atrium. Join us for this evening storytime filled with stories, songs and more. For all ages. Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info .

Bridge lessons — are offered from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Superiorland Bridge Club at the Westwood Mall, Marquette. Lessons are free. Beginners and intermediate. Call Cerona at 249-3529 or 361-1424.

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

The Westwood Shakespeare Company — Presents “Twelfth Night” at 7 p.m. in the WHS Performing Arts Center in west Ishpeming. Tickets for all shows are available at 6 p.m. on show nights. Season tickets for single seats and family are also available at the box office and will soon be available at the Westwood High School office during school hours.

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.

Speaker — Northern Michigan University’s Center for Academic and Intellectual Freedom will launch a new speaker series to address topics that generate interest on many college campuses. The first event, presented in cooperation with the College Democrats and College Republicans, will focus on the meaning of free speech today. Thomas Cushman, sociology professor and founding director of the Freedom Project at Wellesley College, will present “Who Gets to Speak and What Do They Get to Say?” His talk is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. in the University Center Nicolet Room. It is free and open to the public.

Concert — Northern Michigan University instrumental and vocal ensembles will perform a Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall. The NMU band, orchestra, University Choir and Arts Chorale will be featured, along with soloists and small groups. A special presentation is planned to honor former physics department head Dave Lucas, who passed away in 2015. NMU students can attend for free. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children, with proceeds supporting student scholarships. Tickets are available at NMU ticket outlets or online at tickets.nmu.edu.

Play — Northern Michigan University’s chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, the national theater honor society, is presenting Don Zolidis’ “The Bold, the Young and the Murdered,” a comedic murder mystery play. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre. Tickets are $5 for NMU students and $10 for the public. Tickets are available online at tickets.nmu.edu or at any NMU EZ Ticket outlet. The Black Box Theatre is located in NMU’s McClintock Building. For more information on the event, contact the Forest Roberts Theatre Box Office at 906- 227-2082 or via email at frtbox@gmail.com.

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 recovery.org

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous — meets 8 p.m. at the Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette. Handicapped accessible.

Alcoholics Anonymous — meets 8 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Church in Gwinn. Open meeting. Handicapped accessible.

Narcotics Anonymous — open meeting is 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, corner of Elm and Chocolay, Munising. Call 866-310-9077.

Friday

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 9 a.m., Munising United Methodist Church.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 10 a.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, Negaunee.

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.

Jayne’s Bridge Club — plays at 1 p.m. at the Marquette Senior Center, 300 Spring St. Call 225-1456. Partners guaranteed.

Schizophrenics Alliance Group — is a six-step support group for individuals with schizophrenia or a related disorder. Meetings will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Brantley Drop-In. Contact Annette at 226-1077 for more information.

Alanon — meets 1:30 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, corner of First and Canda streets, Ishpeming.

Fish fry — Ishpeming VFW Post 4573, 310 Bank St., will be having Friday Night Fish Fry, from 4-7 p.m. Take out available. Cooked and served by volunteers, the meal will include a choice of perch, cod, salmon or shrimp. In addition, golden fried chicken, ribeye steaks and burgers are available. All dinners include french fries, baked potato or onion rings, plus applesauce, coleslaw and roll, coffee, tea and dessert. Call 486-4856 for more information.

Fish fry — is 5-7:30 p.m., Negaunee Eagles Club.

Teen Night — is 6-10 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Gwinn. Free movies, games and popcorn. Call 346-6115.

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 6 p.m., Redeemer Lutheran Church, Marquette.

The Westwood Shakespeare Company — Presents “Twelfth Night” at 7 p.m. in the WHS Performing Arts Center in west Ishpeming. Tickets for all shows are available at 6 p.m. on show nights. Season tickets for single seats and family are also available at the box office and will soon be available at the Westwood High School office during school hours.

Dance — The Marquette Folk Dancers have weekly recreational dancing at 7 p.m. at the Women’s Center Gym, 1310 S. Front St. Beginners and visitors always welcome. No experience necessary. Phone 226-9617 for information.

Cribbage — The Negaunee Eagles will host cribbage every Friday starting at 7 p.m. Call 906-475-9584 to sign up. The club opens at noon on Fridays.

Reformers Unanimous — addiction classes meet 7-9 p.m., Heritage Baptist Church, 3755 County Road 456, Skandia. Call the Rev. Lon Russell at 942-7900 or 360-7901.

Third Annual Yule Ball: — Middle School Dance 7:30-9:30 p.m. Peter White Public Library Community Room. All students in grades 6 to 8 are invited to put on their best semi-formal attire for the library’s third annual Yule Ball. Dance to your favorite songs, enjoy awesome refreshments, and hang out with your friends in a winter wonderland. Parent chaperones are always welcome to help. Free of charge. For more information, call 226-4321, 226-4323, or visit www.pwpl.info.

“A Christmas Tapestry 2017- Music of the Season” — will be at 7:30 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1700 W. Fair Ave., Marquette. A freewill donation will be taken at the door. For more information, call 249-9867.

Play — Northern Michigan University’s chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, the national theater honor society, is presenting Don Zolidis’ “The Bold, the Young and the Murdered,” a comedic murder mystery play. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre. Tickets are $5 for NMU students and $10 for the public. Tickets are available online at tickets.nmu.edu or at any NMU EZ Ticket outlet. The Black Box Theatre is located in NMU’s McClintock Building. For more information on the event, contact the Forest Roberts Theatre Box Office at 906- 227-2082 or via email at frtbox@gmail.com.

Narcotics Anonymous — open meeting at 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 111 E. Ridge St., Marquette. Call 866-506-6557.

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

Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30 p.m., Bible Chapel, Rock.

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

Alcoholics Anonymous — 8 p.m., Victory Lutheran Church, K.I. Sawyer.

Alcoholics Anonymous — (closed 12 and 12/non-smoking) meets 8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Munising.

Alcoholics Anonymous — Native American Group meets 8-9 p.m., 1901 Longyear Ave., Marquette. Call 228-8155.

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.

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.

Cookie walk — women of Bethel Lutheran Church in Ishpeming will host a Cookie Walk at the church from 9:30 a.m. to noon. A variety of homemade Christmas cookies will be available at $5 per pound. Breads and candies for the holidays also will be sold. Refreshment will be served. This event is open to the public. The church is located at 333 E. Ridge St., Ishpeming, and is handicap accessible.

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.

German Market — as part of the yearlong Reformation 500th Anniversary Celebration, a German-style Christmas Market is planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 520 U.S. Hwy 41 E, Negaunee, MI 49866. The public is invited to join in the festivities and activities, and visit the crafts, quilt, food, and bakery tables. Activities for the kids have been planned and a soup luncheon and dessert bar will be available.

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.

All Aboard the Polar Express — Listen to Van Allsburg’s classic story, make crafts, eat snacks, and more. Be sure to wear your PJs for this family event for all ages. Peter White Public Library Community Room. 11 a.m. 226-4323.

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.

Dance — Ishpeming VFW Post 4573 will be hosting a dance from 2-6 p.m. The Richie Yurkovich Band will be playing a variety of music. The cost is $10 at the door. Refreshments and a meal will be available for purchase. For more information, call 486-4856.

Merry Grinchmas — Watch the classic cartoon “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” followed by crafts, snacks and games in this family event for all ages. Peter White Public Library Community Room. 2 p.m. 226-4323.

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

Christmas Concert — The Negaunee Male Chorus will present “Waiting For Christmas” in its concert at 7 p.m. at the Negaunee High School auditorium. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for children ages 4-10.

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

“A Christmas Tapestry 2017- Music of the Season” — will be at 7:30 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1700 W. Fair Ave., Marquette. A freewill donation will be taken at the door. For more information, call 249-9867.

Play — Northern Michigan University’s chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, the national theater honor society, is presenting Don Zolidis’ “The Bold, the Young and the Murdered,” a comedic murder mystery play. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre. Tickets are $5 for NMU students and $10 for the public. Tickets are available online at tickets.nmu.edu or at any NMU EZ Ticket outlet. The Black Box Theatre is located in NMU’s McClintock Building. For more information on the event, contact the Forest Roberts Theatre Box Office at 906- 227-2082 or via email at frtbox@gmail.com.

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

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.

TUBACHRISTMAS — This year’s annual Marquette TUBACHRISTMAS public event will be at 1:30 p.m .at the Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W Spring St, Marquette. Tuba and Euphonium players who are interested in participating can get all the necessary information at www.tubachristmas.com.

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.

Blue Christmas — service at Messiah Lutheran Church, 305 W. Magnetic St., Marquette. All are welcome. For more information call 225-1119.

University Exam Study-Special Hours — 3-9 p.m. Peter White Public Library. The Peter White Public Library is offering special study hours for all students enrolled in university during finals week. Students must present a valid school ID for entry or be able to sign into your student account. Free coffee and snacks available while they last. Printing available (15 cents b/w, 75 cents color). Quiet study on the first floor, silent study on the second floor. Use parking lot entrance. Free. For more information, call 225-9510, visit www.pwpl.info.

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

Overeaters Anonymous — Literature meeting, 4:30 p.m., Bethany Lutheran Church, 715 Mather Ave., Ishpeming. Call 361-4947 or visit www.oa.org.

Christmas Carol — Bruce Closser will perform a public reading of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens at 6 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church is Marquette. The reading follows a long tradition of public readings of the work, started by Dickens himself. Bruce’s father, Earl Closser, also performed readings of the work many times. The story, featuring the well-known characters of Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit and Ebenezer Scrooge, has become a Christmas classic. The public is invited and admission is free.

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.

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.

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.

Storytime for Non-Movers — 11-11:20 a.m. Peter White Public Library Community Room. Songs, rhymes, stories and f