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.

Bridge — Free lessons are being offered at Superiorland Duplicate Bridge Club to bridge players from the great Marquette area. 10-11:30 a.m., leads and discards, Cerona Stevens. The club is in the Westwood Mall.

Salmon in the Classroom — Volunteers from The Fred Waara Chapter of Trout Unlimited will help students release the fish from their Salmon in the Classroom program. This date, with Cherry Creek School, 10 a.m. at Tourist Park Dam, followed by a visit to MooseWood Nature Center in 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.

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

Meditation — A free meditation class is offered at noon at the Masonic Building’s lounge in Marquette. Call 906-250-4457 for more information.

Blood drive — The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UP Health System-Marquette, will conduct a blood drive at Medi-lodge, Munising, from 1-5 p.m. For an appointment call Lisa Walker at 450-1057 or Crystal Cota at 387-2273.

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.

Food truck — Feeding America West Michigan will distribute 15,000 pounds of food to people in need at Negaunee High School. The distribution will take place at 4:30 p.m. with registration beginning at 4 p.m. The Mobile Pantry will contain fresh produce, dairy products and baked goods with an emphasis on nutrition. Clients will not have to show identification or proof of income to receive food; however, they will be required to provide basic contact information and affirm that they are in need of food. They are encouraged to bring their own bags or boxes.

Junior Teen Advisory Board — 4:15-5:15 p.m. Peter White Public Library Shiras Room. All students in grades five to eight 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 www.pwpl.info.

Business After Hours — Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours event will take place from 5-7 p.m. at Brogie’s Tavern in Ishpeming. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served.

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 cedartreeinstitute.org

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.

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

Marquette Genealogical Society — meets at 6 p.m. at the Northern Michigan University Archives on the first floor of the LRC Building at Northern Michigan University. After a brief meeting, Marcus Robyns will provide information on the archives.

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.

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.

Negaunee Beautification — at 6:30 p.m. the Negaunee Beautificaiton Committee will be meeting at the Miners Park in Negaunee. Everyone is invited to join in on this fun and rewarding few hours. Committee members will be raking and waking up the flower beds within the park to get them all ready for the invasion of Marigold Mania in a few short weeks. For more information, contact Anna Mattson at 475-5058.

SAYT — Superior Arts Youth Theater will present its first ever Play Series at Northern Michigan University’s Panowski Black Box Theatre, 7 p.m. Each performance will feature two one-act plays: “Charlotte’s Web” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Limited tickets remain at eventbrite.com, $12 for adults and $7 for students. Seating is general admission.

Grief Support Group — meets 7 p.m. third Wednesdays at the St. Joseph Activity Center in Ishpeming. Meetings are open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one.

Weeknight Concert — Singing the Old Songs with Jackie and Gary. Listen to classic and original folk songs in this energetic and entertaining show filled with music, stories, and humor. Peter White Public Library Huron Mountain Gallery. 7 p.m.

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

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.