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.

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.

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.

Chair Yoga — 10:30-11:30 a.m., Chair Yoga provides a unique opportunity to find deeper well-being though exploration of gentle postures, breath work, meditation and deep relaxation. Gentle chair yoga can be practiced by almost anyone at any age. The entry-level requirement for practicing yoga in a chair is simply the ability to breathe and to sit upright in a chair while gently moving the torso and limbs. Ideal for Seniors, those with hip and knee challenges, low back injury recovery. Make sure you doctor has cleared you for activity. At Essentials Massage & Yoga, 708 Chippewa Square, Suite 10, Marquette. Cost $5. Call Kim for info 906-360-5448.

Open Gym — from 10:30-noon at PEAK Gymnastics and Fitness, Marquette. $5 entry fee. Non-members are welcome.

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.

IHS 1958 — The Ishpeming High School Class of 1958 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. at the Jasper Ridge Brewery in Ishpeming. Spouses are welcome. The class meets at Jasper Ridge the third Thursday of every month. For more information, call 228-3066.

“Human Trafficking — What it is and How to Spot the Signs” — will be presented by speakers from The Women’s Center and the Michigan State Police at 1 p.m. The program will be at Marquette Hope First Methodist Church, 111 E. Ridge St. It is sponsored by the United Methodist Women and all people are encouraged to attend.

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.

Diabetes support — group meeting from 5-7 p.m. at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum for parents of children living with type 1 diabetes. The group will be meeting every third Thursday of the month. Parents will have a chance to meet and discuss issues, concerns, and get advice from other parents who may be going through similar situations with their children. Snacks will be served. For more information, contact Kristen (cambensyk@upcap.org).

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.

PWPL Children’s Night — at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum. Join us at the museum for an awesome FREE night of reading, crafts, refreshments, music and more. U.P. Children’s Museum. 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The Up North Knitting Guild — will meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Big Boy restaurant along U.S. 41 in Marquette.

Grief Support — Widows only grief support group meets 5:30-7 p.m. first/third Thursdays at Lake Superior Life Care & 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.

Songbird forum — which features Katie Koch and Vince Cavalieri of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and David Flaspohler from the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science at Michigan Tech, will be from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Michigan Room at the University Center on the campus of Northern Michigan University.

Marquette Jaycees — meets for 6 p.m. social, 6:30 p.m. meeting the third Thursdays in the board room at the Landmark Inn, Marquette. Call 458-5783.

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.

Modern Classics/Your Mind Matters — “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” (mental hospital). Gifted but suicidal student Craig checks himself into a mental hospital where he is mixed in with adult patients. Peter White Public Library Business Reference Room. 6:30 p.m.

British and American Men and Women in the French Resistance in WWII — Retired McGill Professor Roger Magnuson will present this six-week course about the French Resistance. Peter White Public Library Lions Room. 6:30-8 p.m.

Free gardening series — continues at 6:30 p.m. at the Marquette Missionary Church at 1804 Wright St., in Marquette. The final session of the “Growing Your Food in the U.P.” gardening series will introduce the “Seeds Filling Needs” Program which will provide participants with a variety of free seeds that can then be shared with schools, organizations or community group in need of seeds. Another aspect of the “Seeds Filling Needs” Program is to provide free seeds to participants and ask that they “grow a row” for a food bank, church or non-profit organization. The series is sponsored by Transition Marquette County. For more information, contact Michael Riesterer at transitionmarquette@gmail.com or call 225-0608.

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.

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.

Building Love: Imagine — Book Study: “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” by Rebecca Skloot. In 1951, scientists took cells from Henrietta Lacks, a poor black farmer, without her consent or knowledge, selling them to billions. This biography raises issues of race, ethics, and medicine. Peter White Public Library Dandelion Cottage Room. 7 p.m.