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.


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.

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.

Legion officer — American Legion Department Service Officer Lisa Clark will be in Marquette from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Legion Post 44, 700 W. Bluff St.

Storytime for 1s and 2s –10:15-10:45 a.m. Peter White Public Library Youth Atrium. Join in for interactive stories, songs, rhymes and activities. For 18 months to 35 months, with a loving adult. Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit

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

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.

Marquette/Alger RICC — Marquette/Alger Regional Interagency Consumer Committee meets 1-3 p.m. second Thursdays. A grassroots advocacy group for people with disabilities and friends, advocates and families. For location and details call 228-5744

Bridge — is played at 1 p.m. at the Superiorland Bridge Club, next to the former MC Sports at the Westwood Mall, Marquette. Visit 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.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary 4573 of Ishpeming — meets at 1:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Post Home.

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.

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.

Democrats committee — The March meeting of the Outreach & Research Committee of the Marquette County Democratic Party will be from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Lions Room of Peter White Public Library. Meeting topics will include planning for summer parades, an update of the membership drive, Happy Hour and other activity planning.

Dog Nights — 6-7:30 p.m. Peter White Public Library Children’s Room. All children are invited to come and read to a dog. Increase your reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a friendly, calm dog. Free, no registration required. For more information call 226-4320 or visit

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.

Yarnwinders Fiber Guild — will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Mural/Wave room at the Peter White Public Library. Carol Henry and Rosemary Michelin will be demonstrating Norwegian weaving techniques, Krokbragd and Danskbragd on three harnesses, using colorful yarn.

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.

Chrohn’s Disease-Colitis Support Group — from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the second Thursdays of the month in the Lombardi Room of UP Health System-Marquette. For more information, call 906-249-3263.

CUPSFA — Central Upper Peninsula Sport Fishing Association meets at 7 p.m. second Thursdays at the Negaunee Elks Lodge. Open to anyone interested in the sport of fishing and improving local fisheries.

Friends of the Ishpeming Public Library — Meetings are open to all who are interested in supporting the library and its programs. They are held monthly from March through June and from September through December on the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Leverton Community Room on the lower level of the library.

Cuong Nhu — class offered 7-9 p.m., Northern Lights Martial Arts Center, Marquette. Call 361-5282..