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.


Lighthouse tour — reservations required for sunrise lighthouse tour put on by the Marquette Maritime Museum at the Marquette Harbor Lighthouse. 5:45 a.m. Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Reservations required. Call 906-226-2006 or email mqtmaritimemanager@gmail to reserve tickets.

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.

Business Network International — Superior Networking chapter meets 7-8:30 a.m. at Donckers. Call 228-6602 or 869-1272.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 7 a.m., Big Book Study, 1200 Hebard Court, Marquette.

12-Step Recovery Groups — offered daily at the Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette.

Peter White Library Rocks — 9:30-10 a.m. Children’s Branch, Westwood Mall, Peter White Public Library. Interactive storytime with songs, stories, music and more. For kids of all ages. Free. For more information call 226-4320 or visit

Director Chat — Drop in and sit down with Peter White Public Library Director Andrea Ingmire. Tell her your concerns and suggestions. Circulation Lobby, main level. 10-11:30 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m.

Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum — Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum announces its doors will open for the 2018 season this date. The museum will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays through Saturday, Sept. 29. For more information, call 906-485-1882 or check out the museum’s Facebook page.

NHS 1951 — meets for brunch at 10 a.m. second Tuesdays, Negaunee Senior Center. Call 485-1178 or 250-7141.

Alcoholics Anonymous — meets 10 a.m. at St. John’s Church, 325 S. Pine St. 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.

Carnegie Kickoff — Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library kicks off the Summer Reading program with an interactive concert with folk musician, Corinne Rockow at 11 a.m. Her performance features songs and stories about how humans have expressed themselves through music, over time, all around the world. Perfect for children and families of all ages.

Our Daily Bread — free lunch from noon-1 p.m., Salvation Army, Marquette.

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

Matinee Movie — “The Post,” (2017) PG-13 116 min. Biographical Drama. Washington Post owner, Kay Graham, seeks to compete with The New York Times by publishing military analyst Daniel Ellsberg’s papers. Closed captioning on for access to all. Peter White Public Library Business Reference Room, 12:30 p.m.

Bridge — is played at 1 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.

Tai Chi — at 1 p.m. at the Ishpeming Senior Center. Call 485-5527.

Chocolay Senior Drop-In Center — from 1-4 p.m. in the meeting room of the Chocolay Township Hall, Harvey. For social activities close to home and refreshments. This eliminates the morning session.

Teen Tuesday — Outdoor Art Create rockin’ art in the fresh air with high school art teacher/artist, Joy Bender-Hadley. Peter White Public Library Ridge Street Lawn (if raining, Teen Zone), 2-4 p.m.

Blood drive — The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UP Health System-Marquette, will have a blood drive at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Negaunee, from 3-6 p.m. For an appointment call Dave Guenther at 475-4018.

Veteran Town Halls — The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center will be hosting town halls in Munising at 3 p.m. at American Legion Post 131 located at 610 W. Munising Ave.; and in Marquette at 6 p.m. at American Legion Post 44 located at 700 Bluff St.

Storytime — There will be a new storytime at 4:30 p.m. at the Negaunee Public Library. This will be for children ages 5 years and older (younger siblings are welcome to attend), and will offer a variety of programs, including book samples, crafts, and occasional LEGO building sessions.

Soo Bahk Do Karate — class offered for orange belt and higher youths through adults, 5:30-6:45 p.m., Marquette Soo Bahk Do Academy,1200 S. Front St., Marquette. Call 226-4723.

Divorce Care — Every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m., Teal Lake Medical Center, 100 Malton Road, Ishpeming. Anyone is welcome who is going through, or gone through, a separation or divorce. Divorce Care is a Faith based video series/small group discussion program to offer Help, Hope and Healing. Call 906-250-1690 for more details.

Open Meditation Group Sit — 6 to 7 p.m., free (donations accepted). Meditation practice guidance offered from 5:30 to 6 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church basement, 201 E Ridge St., Marquette. Use the door facing Arch, downstairs on the left. An opportunity for individuals with meditation practices to get together in a group setting for 30-minute silent meditation, sharing and short loving kindness meditation. Facilitated by Deb Smith. 225-1776.

Domestic Violence Support Group — conducted by the Women’s Center. 6-7:30 p.m. Contact Camille at 226-6611 for more information.

ACA — Adult Children of Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families Big Red Book study meeting is 6-7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 120 N. Front St., Marquette. Call 361-8888.

YMCA Tang Soo Do Karate — in Negaunee for families from 6-7 p.m. and for adults of all ranks from 7-8 p.m. A Christian perspective, Spirit Warrior Karate Academy. Contact 6th Degree Black Belt Master Joyce Tredeau at 360-0479 or the West End Y at 475-9666.

Infant Playgroup — offered 6-7 p.m. at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum. Cost: $12 per month. Call 225-3081. For more details visit

Martial Arts — Free trial classes offered 6-7 p.m., Gwinn Clubhouse, 165 Maple St. New beginners’ classes begin first week of each month. Call 346-4523, or visit

BIke Night — The Up North Lodge in Gwinn has its weekly Bike Night at 6 p.m. This date, U.P. Children’s Museum is the charity with Gwinn Furniture and The Up North Lodge as sponsors.

UPAWS Annual Meeting — The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter will hold its Annual Meeting at 6 p.m. at Ampersand Co-working Conference Room located at 132 W. Washington St., Marquette. All public is welcome to attend and afforded the opportunity to ask questions of the Board of Directors and be heard regarding the annual report or anything else that is going on within the organization.