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.


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

Blood drive — The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UP Health System-Marquette, will have a blood drive at North Iron Church, Ishpeming, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call Angie Meyer at 362-7280.

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

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.

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

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

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.


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

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

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 .

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.

Breastfeeding Mothers Group — meets 11 a.m.-noon third Mondays in the Family Birthing Center Classroom at UP Health System-Marquette. Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers and their children welcome. For details call 225-3081.

Storytime for Non-Movers — 11-11:20 am. 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. It’s asked that older siblings do NOT attend. Adult social time and play time after storytime. Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit

Day of Service — Northern Michigan University will host a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. The event kicks off with a march for equality. Participants will assemble at noon in the lobby of NMU’s Magers and Meyland Halls. A lunch and Poetry without Borders event will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the University Center’s Peter White Lounge. Service projects begin at 2 p.m.

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 Zine Sessions — 1-2 p.m. Peter White Public Library Youth Atrium. Read “The First Rule of Punk” by Celia C. Perez and make a Zine. Ages 8-12. For more information call 226-4320, visit

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 four computer classes at the Peter White Public Library at 3 p.m. Mondays in January. This date, “Intro to Facebook” is an overview of Facebook, how to set up an account and create a Facebook page.

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.

Harry Potter Club Grades 6-8 — 4:30-5:30 p.m. Peter White Public Library Community Room. All upperclassmen wizards in grades 6-8 are invited to the class Harry Potter 101 as we discuss all things Harry Potter. Free of charge. Open to the public. For more information call 226-4323, visit .

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

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.

Multicultural — at 6:30 p.m. the Peter White Public Library will host a round table discussion with Linda Cobe, Timothy Derwin, Mohey Mowafy, and Kadijah Wilson on Multiculturalism in the Upper Peninsula in the library’s community room. After the discussion, dessert will be served. There is no admission charge to attend thanks to sponsorship by the Peter White Public Library and Forward Action Michigan-UP. For more information, visit or call 226-4318.

Bridge — is played at 6:30 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.

Disabled American Veterans and DAV Auxiliary — Chapter 22 Marquette County meets 7 p.m. the third Monday of every month at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans, Marquette. Go around back to the lower level and enter under the canopy. Call 236-5253.

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

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.