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.

Ely assessor — The Ely Township Assessor will have office hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ely Township Hall.

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 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

Soup luncheon — 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.

IHS 1957 — The Ishpeming High School Class of 1957 will meet at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ishpeming for soup luncheon.

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

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

The Doc Is in…Hand Therapy, Carpal Tunnel and Arthritis — Certified hand therapists Aaron Lautenschlager and Stephanie Ballone of UP Rehab will do a presentation on physical therapy for your hands. Bring a sack lunch as well as any questions you may have for the doctor. Peter White Public Library Shiras Room, noon

Woolworth — All former Woolworth employees are invited to meet for lunch at noon at Hong Kong Restaurant in Marquette.

Blood drive — UP Health System-Marquette’s blood center will have at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistique from 1-5:15 p.m. For an appointment call Mindy Asp at 341-5777.

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.

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.

Historical society — 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.

Junior Teen Advisory Board — 4:15-5:15 p.m. Peter White Public Library Shiras Room. All students in grades 5 to 8 are invited to join. Play games, plan events for people your age, talk about books, and get volunteer experience. Refreshments will be served. Free of charge. For more information, call 226-4321, 226-4323, or visit

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.

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

Enrollment night — The Father Marquette Catholic Academy invites the community to join current FMCA families for its annual Enrollment Night and Open House from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Middle School Campus, located at 414 W. College Ave. in Marquette. For more information or to schedule a personal tour, call 226-7912

Parliamentary Law — study group meets 6 p.m. second Wednesdays, conference room of Peter White Library, Marquette. Call 360-7978.

Ely board — The Ely Township Board will meet at 6 p.m. at the Ely Township Hall.

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

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.

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.

MSHS Jazz Band Concert — MSHS Jazz band presents a musical salute to Malcolm X and his love of jazz in celebration of this year’s Great Michigan Read book, “X: A Novel” by Ilyashah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon. Peter White Public Library Shiras Room, 7 p.m.

Once Upon a Crime — “Blood and Ice” by Robert Masello. Mysteries from south of the equator. Recovering from a tragedy of his own, journalist Michael Wilde discovers a man and woman chained together in a block of ice. Peter White Public Library Dandelion Cottage Room, 7 p.m.

Play — “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” 7 p.m. Westwood High School’s Patriot Performing Arts Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and $5 in advance from WSC members or at the high school office. Tickets for groups of five or more persons are also available at $5 per seat on show nights.

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

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.