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.

Book Babies — 9:30-9:50 a.m. Peter White Public Library Children’s Branch, Westwood Mall. Songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for ages 0-24 months and a loving adult. Older siblings welcome. Free. For more information call 226-4320 or visit

Veteran Town Halls — The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center will be hosting a town hall in Ishpeming at 10 a.m. at VFW Post 4573 located at 310 Bank St.

Bridge — Free lessons are being offered at Superiorland Duplicate Bridge Club to bridge players from the great Marquette area. 10-11:30 a.m.,new minor forcing, fourth suit forcing, Elizabeth Miller. The club is in the Westwood Mall.

Genealogy help —  Genealogy Help is available at the top floor of the Peter White Public Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Representatives from the Marquette County Genealogical Society will assist with family history questions during designated times on a drop-in basis. Bring family documents. Call the Reference Desk at 226-4312 for more information.

Angeli office hours — Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours from 10 a.m. to noon in the Dandelion Cottage room, located on the first floor, near the Huron Mountain Gallery, of the Peter White Public Library.

Al-Anon — 10 a.m. Mission Covenant Church, North Second Street, in Ishpeming.

Bytes with Bugsy — Justin “Bugsy” Sailor, a local entrepreneur, will speak at a lunch and learn session at Ampersand Coworking Space in downtown Marquette. This week, Generating Web Traffic. This sessions are free and open to the public, however, each is limited to 25 people and seats are filling up fast, so reserve a spot on or by contacting the Innovate Marquette SmartZone office via email or phone 906-227-6261. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., talk starts at noon.

IHS 1957 — The Ishpeming High School Class of 1957 will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Jasper Inn in Ishpeming for lunch.

Woolies — All former Woolworth employees are invited to meet for lunch at noon at Jasper Ridge Brewery in Ishpeming.

Lunch and learn — The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce’s next Lunch & Learn event: Business Solutions for Hiring & Keeping Employees (Great Potential, but Great Challenges), presented by the State of Michigan Business Network Division will take place from noon to 1 p.m. inside River Rock Lanes & Banquet Center in Ishpeming. Admittance is $5 per GINCC member, $10 per non-member. It is suggested that people RSVP ahead of time to ensure space. To RSVP, email Gabi at, call GINCC at 906-486-1111 or check out the Facebook page,

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.

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.

Pottery Rocks! — Pinch Pots. Children going into grades K-2 are invited to make their own pinch pots. Advance registration with Peter White Public Library required. For more information call 226-4320. At Hot Plate, 2 p.m.

Pottery Rocks! — Bookends. Children going into grades 3-5 are invited to make their own bookends. Advance registration with Peter White Public Library required. For more information call 226-4320. At Hot Plate, 3:30 p.m.

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.

Summer Reading — Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library, Sunburns to Snowstorms with Karl Bohnak and Jack Deo: 5:30 p.m. Join authors Karl Bohnak and Jack Deo as they talk about their new book “Sunburns to Snowstorms: Upper Michigan Weather in Pictures and Stories.” Ages 16 and up.

Blood drive — The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UP Health System-Marquette, will have a blood drive at Crossfit 906, Ishpeming. from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call 486-8FIT.

Eagle Mine Forum — Eagle Mine will host a community forum from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Thunder Bay Inn in Big Bay.

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

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.

Ely zoning — The Ely Township Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Ely Township Hall.

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.

Worship concert — the Church of the Savior United Methodist Church Teen Choir from Cincinnati, Ohio, will offer a worship concert at 7 p.m. at Marquette Hope United Methodist Church’s First Campus at 111 E. Ridge St., Marquette.Contact or 225-1344 with any questions about this event.

Once Upon A Crime — the book group for Mystery Lovers, will meet at 7 p.m. in the Dandelion Cottage Room at the Peter White Public Library to discuss “A Beautiful Place to Die” by Mally Nunn. New members welcome.

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

Negaunee City Band — performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Outdoor Performing Arts Center at the east end of Iron Street.

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.


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.