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.

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

Peter White Storytime — 10:15-10:45 a.m. Children’s Branch, Westwood Mall, Peter White Public Library. Interactive storytime with songs, stories, music and more. For ages 2-5, siblings welcomed. Free. For more information call 226-4320 or visit www.Peter White Public

Woolworth — All former Woolworth employees are invited to meet for lunch at noon at Jeffrey’s Restaurant in Marquette.

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.

The Doc Is In — Patient and Family Advisory Board. Learn how the UPHS Marquette Patient and Family Advisory Board works with patients, families, and the health care team to provide guidance and improve services. Bring a sack lunch as well as any questions or suggestions you may have for them. Peter White Public Library Shiras Room, noon.

Blood drive — The UPHS-Marquette Regional Blood Center will have a blood drive at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, Manistique, from 1-5:15 p.m. For an appointment call Lila Panek at 341-6447.

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.

Teen Advisory Board Tailgate Party and Hike — 3-5 p.m. Sugarloaf Mountain. Everyone in grades 9-12 is welcome to join the Peter White Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board for an after-school tailgate party and hike up Sugarloaf. Come and find out what TAB is all about. Snacks provided but bring water and wear good shoes for the climb. Free. In case of rain, they’ll meet in the TeenZone at Peter White Public Library. For more information call 226-4321, email maschnee@Peter White Public, or visit www.Peter White Public

Music in the Alley After Hours — hosted by the Alger County Chamber of Commerce, in downtown Munising has been rescheduled to 4-7 p.m. this date. Light appetizers and beverages will be available, as will live music by Patrick Booth. The event will take place near M-28 between Maple Street and Elm Avenue.

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.

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.

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.

“Blossoms in the Dark of Winter” by Christine Saari — Local poet, Christine Saari, will present her latest collection of poems based on her life. Book sales and signing after the presentation. Peter White Public Library Shiras Room, 7 p.m.

Once Upon a Crime — “The 39 Steps” by John Buchan (mystery and DVD). The book was better? After discovering a dead body, Richard Hannay finds himself on the run from both the police and foreign spies as he attempts to unravel clues that could prove his innocence and foil a plot to sabotage the British war effort during WWI. Peter White Public Library Dandelion Cottage Room, 7 p.m.

Birding — Laughing Whitefish Audubon Society will present a program called “Birding in New Zealand” by Mark and Joanie Hubinger. The presentation will take place at 7 p.m. in the Business Reference Room of Peter White Public Library. The room is located on the second floor of the library. The Hubingers are avid birders who traipse the globe in search of birds and beauty. One of their recent trips was to the beautiful country of New Zealand. They will share photos and more of this adventurous journey half way around the world The program is free and open to the public. For =information, call 226-6749.