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.


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.

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 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. A WIC Clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Food distribution — Feeding America Mobile Food Truck will be distributing food in the Ishpeming VFW parking lot starting at 9:30 a.m. Bring a sturdy container and someone to help if unable to call 50 pounds of food alone. Anyone in need is eligible.

Used book sale — The Negaunee Public Library will hold its 38th Annual Pioneer Days Large Used Book Sale at the Negaunee Senior Center, two blocks west of the library. The sale is sponsored by the Friends of the Negaunee Library and will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. After 2 p.m., books may be purchased for $1 a bag. Attenders at the sale are also reminded of the large number of free magazines always available in the hallway by the Michigan room. Bags will be available for books and magazines.

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. Cancelled if raining. Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit

Rock Hoppers Hiking Club for Book Lovers — 10 a.m.-noon. Meet at the Presque Isle Pavilion. Grades 6 to 9 are invited to join. Walk around the “island” to Black Rocks Beach, have a snack, and talk about books. Round trip hike totals 2 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 or visit

American Legion Department Service Officer — Lisa Clark will be in Marquette from 10 a.m. to 3 American Legion Post 44, 700 W. Bluff St. She is available to assist all veterans and families of veterans with claim preparation, presentation, counsel and appeal counsel at no cost to the veterans. Anyone who believeshe/she may be eligible for VA compensation on health, education and/or employment issues, stop by Post 44 and see Clark.

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.

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

Summer Reading — Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library, Escape Rooms: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Seven groups of six tweens and teens must find clues, solve puzzles, and escape the room. Must pre-register.

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.

Historical bus tour — Marquette Regional History Center’s 2018 Historical Marquette Bus Tour, 1 p.m., gather at MRHC. Advance purchase of tickets is highly recommended. Tickets are available by calling 906-226-3571, visiting, or stopping by the Marquette Regional History Center during regular operating hours. Tickets are $20 for all tours which will embark from the History Center. Arrive 10 minutes early to claim a seat. Travel in an air-conditioned Checker Bus for the duration of the tour which is 90 minutes. The bus tours are sponsored by Checker Transport and Travel Marquette.

Pie — the annual Pioneer Days Pie Social will take place at Mitchell United Methodist Church, 207 Teal Lake Ave., Negaunee, from 1-3 p.m. The cost is $5 for pie, ice cream/whipped topping and tea/coffee.

Instrument DIY Pre-K through 2nd Grade — 1-3 p.m., Peter White Public Library Children’s Branch, Westwood Mall. Make your own instruments to play and take home. Drop in event for children Pre K to 2 grade. Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit

Bridge — is played at 1 p.m. at the Superiorland Bridge Club, next to the former MC Sports at the Westwood Mall, Marquette. Visit 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.

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

Instrument DIY for Grades 3-5 — 3-5 p.m., Peter White Public Library Children’s Branch, Westwood Mall. Make your own instruments to play and take home. Drop in event for children entering grades 3 – 5. Free. For more information call 226-4320, visit

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.

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.

Bike Night — The Throttle Bar and Grill will have its Bike Nights from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays this summer. This date, Warrior Relief is the charity and and 906 Firearms are the sponsors.

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.

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.

Night of Music — Sion Lutheran Church, on M-94 in Chatham will be hosting a “Night of Music” concert at 7 p.m. featuring the Gospel Guys, Tara Pokela, Don Miller, Ron McGrady, the Sion Lutheran Choir, the Saturday Praise Choir and other special talent from the congregation. The concert is free of charge and open to all wishing to attend.

Cuong Nhu — class offered 7-9 p.m., Northern Lights Martial Arts Center, Marquette. Call 361-5282.