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.

MCHD — Clinic Services available today at Marquette County Health Department are: HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing, Family Planning, Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening, STD, and Health Services from 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. A WIC Clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

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. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.

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, visit

Blood drive — The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UP Health System-Marquette, will have a blood drive at Envoy Air at Upper Michigan’s Source, Negaunee, from 10 a.m.-noon with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call Kim Parker at 475-4161 ext. 131.

Bridge — Free lessons are being offered at Superiorland Duplicate Bridge Club to bridge players from the great Marquette area. 10-11:30 a.m.,2 over 1 game force, Cerona Stevens, Karen Reese and Marv Zehnder. The club is in the Westwood Mall.

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.

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.

Negaunee High School Class of 1955 — will get together at the Elks Club in Negaunee from 3 to 5 p.m.

Blood drive — The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UP Health System-Marquette, will have a blood drive aat Envoy Air at the former KI Sawyer Air Base, from 3-5:30 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call Jason Markle at 346-8132.

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.

Docks — Marquette Regional History Center presents: The Docks of Iron Bay Walking Tour at 6 p.m. starting at the MRHC.

Ore docks, coal docks, freight docks — all crowded the lower harbor over the years. Find out how the harbor’s changed over the years, learn about what’s left, and discover a few secrets (some hidden in plain sight) about how the docks and the rail lines leading to them shaped downtown Marquette. Jim Koski, radio personality and history enthusiast, will be the tour guide. Prepare for a stroll from the History Center, to the Boardwalk, then down to Lower Harbor Park and back. $5 suggested donation. Call 906-226-3571 for more info or visit

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.

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

Science Fiction book group — 7 p.m. the Peter White Public Library will be hosting a meeting of its science fiction book group, Klava Klub, at Contrast Coffee, located at 600 N. Third St., Marquette. This month the club will discuss the 1951 classic, “The Illustrated Man” by Ray Bradbury. There is no admission charge to attend. For more information, visit or call 226-4318.

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 “The Witch Doctor’s Wife” by Tamar Myers who draws on her own experiences as the daughter of white missionaries living in the Belgian Congo for this mystery full of authentic African lore. For more information, call 228-9953.

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.