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.

Libraries Rock Book Fair #2 –10 a.m.- 7 p.m.. Peter White Public Library Children’s Branch, Westwood Mall. Having read or been to for a minimum of 20 minutes a day for at least 10 days, come pick out your 2nd free book of the summer. Make sure to bring your reading log-you must have it to get your book. Remember to record your minutes/hours-every child who reads at least 15 hours this summer will be invited to a pizza party at the children’s museum in August. Free. For more information call 226-4320 or visit

Ely assessor — The Ely Township Assessor will have office hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ely Township Hall.

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.

Genealogical research — The Peter White Public Library continues to partner with the Marquette County Genealogical Society to guide people through the rough spots in research. Those with an interest in family history are welcome to work individually with an experienced genealogist from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Reference area of the Peter White Public Library. Bring family documents with you. Contact the Reference Desk at 226-4312 for more information.

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.

Animal adoption — from 2:30-6 p.m. at Fox Negaunee, 705 U.S. 41 East, Negaunee, people can help an animal in need. “Find a Friend with FOX” is an offsite pet adoption fair that helps Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter animals in need of a loving home.

UPAWS will be bringing animals that need homes to Fox Negaunee. People interested in adopting a pet must stop by Fox Negaunee to see the animals there and obtain an adoption Voucher. The animals at the shelter, and in foster care included too, but people must stop at FOX Negaunee first to obtain a voucher. Sorry, no exceptions. The “Find a Friend with FOX” pet adoption event brought to the community by Fox Motors in partnership with UPAWS.

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.

Marquette County Genealogical Society — will hold its annual picnic at 6 p.m. at the Presque isle pavilion. This is a potluck so bring a dish to pass, something to drink and eating utensils. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided. Family and friends are welcome.

Ely board — The Ely Township Board will meet at 6 p.m. at the Ely Township Hall.

Historical bus tour — Marquette Regional History Center’s 2018 Historical Marquette Bus Tour, 6 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.