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.

Peter White Library Rocks — @ The Park: 9:30-10 a.m. Lower Harbor Park. Interactive storytime with songs, stories, music and more. For kids of all ages. Canceled if raining. Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info.

American Legion Department Service Officer — Lisa Clark will be in Marquette from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Legion Post 44, 700 W. Bluff St. She is available to assist all veterans and families of veterans.

Rock Hoppers Hiking Club for Book Lovers — 10 a.m.- noon. Meet at the Ridge Street lawn outside Peter White Public Library. Grades 6 to 9 are invited to join. Walk to Founders Landing, sit on the rocks with a snack, and talk about books. Round trip hike totals 1.5 miles. Hikers should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring their own water. Fruit and cookies will be provided by the library. Free of charge. For more information, call 226-4321, 226-4323, or visit www.pwpl.info.

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.

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.

Marquette/Alger RICC — Marquette/Alger Regional Interagency Consumer Committee meets 1-3 p.m. second Thursdays. A grassroots advocacy group for people with disabilities and friends, advocates and families. For location and details call 228-5744.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary 4573 of Ishpeming — meets at 1:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Post Home.

Summer Reading — Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library, Bad Art: Tweens and teens join us to create something dreadful without parameters. 2 p.m.

Business After Hours — the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce’s next Business After Hours event, hosted by the Negaunee Historical Society, 303 E. Main St., Negaunee, will take place from 5-7 p.m. To learn more, email Kelsey at ginccdirector@gmail.com, call GINCC at 906-486-1111 or check out the Facebook page, www.facebook.com/GINCC.