Book bid – The Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library will be having a book bid during regular business hours this date through Oct. 18. Place a bid on withdrawn library books in a silent auction-style sale. Contact the library at 486-4381 with questions.

Lake Superior Zendo – Zazen (Zen Buddhist meditation) meets at 7:40 a.m., 8:30 a.m.; morning service at 9:10 a.m. Call 226-6407 for location and details.

12-Step Recovery Groups – offered daily at the Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette. For a complete AA meetings list visit

Soo Bahk Do Karate – class for orange belt and higher ages 7-adult and white belt teens/adults offered 9-10 a.m., beginners age 7-12 10-11 a.m. Private lessons by appointment. Marquette Soo Bahk Do Academy, 1200 S. Front St., Marquette. Call 226-4723.

Alcoholics Anonymous – meets 9 a.m., First United Methodist Church, Marquette. Handicapped accessible. Call AA Hotline at 249-4430.

Zumba – Latin-inspired cardio dance fitness class offered 10 a.m. at Dawn Dott Dance Studio, Marquette. Cost: $5. Call 360-9287.

Al-Anon – non-smoking meeting, 10 a.m. at Church of Christ, Marquette.

Karate – Spirit Warrior Tang Soo Do martial arts with a Christian approach at the Marquette YMCA: hard core karate for adults is 10-10:50 a.m.; family karate (age 4 and older with a parent) is 11-11:50 a.m.; Karate Kids (ages 6-14) is noon-1 p.m.; special needs karate is 1:15-2 p.m. Call the Y at 227-9622 or Joyce Tredeau at 360-0479.

The Water Sentinels – will be sampling water on the Yellow Dog Plains and invite the public to join in. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Huron Mountain Realty in Big Bay. Bring a lunch for this all-day event. For more information, call David Allen at 228-9453.

Prime Time Family Reading Time – 10:30 a.m.-noon Peter White Public Library Community Room. Families with children ages 6-10 are invited to come listen to stories, learn how to discuss books as a family and boost reading skills. Free lunch is provided. Assistance with transportation provided if needed. Pre-school activities for young siblings provided. Program is free, pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call 226-4323 or visit

Bridge Lessons – offered 10:30 a.m., Marquette Senior Center, 300 Spring St., Marquette. Call 225-1456.

Alcoholics Anonymous – Big Book study group 10:30 a.m., Back Room in University Center at Northern Michigan University. Handicapped accessible.

Saturday Morning Art – 11 a.m.-noon, Peter White Public Library Community Room. Youth entering kindergarten through fourth grade are invited to join in for stories and a creative art project. Free. Call 226-4320 or visit

Crafts, quilts, art – The 2014 Fall Quilt, Art and Crafts Sale will be held at the Marquette Arts and Culture Center, lower level of Peter White Public Library in Marquette, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local quilters, artist and crafters will be showcasing their works.

Overeaters Anonymous – Step and Tradition study group 11 a.m., Messiah Lutheran Church, Room 208, 305 W. Magnetic, Marquette. Call 226-2762.

Saturday Morning Art – from 11 a.m.-noon for kindergarten through fourth grade children in the Children’s Room of the Peter White Public Library, Marquette. A free story and art program. For more information, call 226-4320 or visit

Breast cancer events- North Republic will be offering manicures (shelac nails), massages, blood pressure and diabetic checks, information supplied by the American Cancer Society as well as a presentation by them at 11:30 a.m., information from the Cancer Care of Marquette County, and “make your own greeting card” – all at the town hall – in observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Also, specials will be offered all day at St. Vincent de Paul, the Summer Place restaurant, Antiques of Republic and the Chicken Coop of Republic. South Republic will be showcasing Park City Art Gallery presenting “Women of the Arts”; and the Republic Historical Society presenting “Hats off to You,”a vintage hat display, with coffee and sweets offered. Coffee and sweets also offered at the True Value Hardware. A “Who Let the Girls Out?” dance is at 8 p.m. at the Pine Grove.

An Archaeology Fair – is planned at the Marquette Regional History Center from noon to 3 p.m. Fair included with the cost of general admission at the Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W. Spring St., Marquette. Museum admission prices: adults: $7, seniors: $6, students: $3, youth 12 and under: $2. For more information, call 226-3571 or visit

Partners Cribbage- Tournament will be held at noon at the Venice, Ishpeming. Pre-register by calling 486-9761.

Open Gym – noon to 1:30 p.m. at PEAK Gymnastics and Fitness, Marquette. Non-members welcome. Fee is $5. Call 273-0696.

Faith-Based Recovery – Faith-based support and recovery program for addictions of all kinds meets noon-1:30 p.m. at the Rock Bible Chapel. Call 356-6346, 553-9830 or 356-6133.

Ninjitsu – class offered noon-1:30 p.m., Northern Lights Martial Arts Center, Marquette. Call 346-9054.

Bridge – played at 1 p.m., Marquette Senior Center, 300 Spring St., Marquette. Call 225-1456.

Cadet Squadron – Lake Superior Cadet Squadron meets 2 p.m. first/third Saturdays at Silver Creek Church. Open to ages 12-21.

Family Night – is 6-9:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Gwinn. Free games, movies, popcorn. Call 346-6115.

Baha’i Faith Introduction – meets at 7 p.m. first and third Saturdays. Call 361-1844.

Square Dancing – at 7 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month at the Jacobetti Veterans Center on Fisher Street, Marquette. The cost is $10 per couple, per session. Call 236-1457.

Alcoholics Anonymous – meets 7 p.m., Presbyterian Church, 300 Bensinger, Big Bay. Handicapped accessible.

AA/Al-Anon – open meeting 7:30 p.m. above Parties Unlimited, 105 S. Main Ishpeming.


12-Step Recovery Groups – offered daily at the Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette. For a complete AA meetings list visit

Breakfast – is 8-11 a.m., American Legion Post 340, Hermansville.

Breakfast – is 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Negaunee Eagles Club.

Breakfast -The Rock Lions monthly Third Sunday All-You-Can-Eat breakfast buffet will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rock Lions Club on M-35 in Rock. The buffet includes eggs prepared to order and omelets, bacon, sausage, ham, fried potatoes, biscuits and sausage gravy, pancakes, French toast, English muffins, cereal, a variety of fruit, lots of dessert items and coffee, tea, milk and juice. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12, and free for ages 5 and under.

Life Recovery Group – meets 9:30-10:30 a.m., Lake Superior Christian Church, Marquette.

Little Presque cleanup – The C.U.P. Chapter of the Sierra Club has its monthly Little Presque Isle tract cleanup. Meet at 10 a.m. in the Little Presque Isle parking lot. Cleanup should take about two hours. Often the group takes a hike in the afternoon. Call David Allen at 228-9453 or John Rebers at 250-0442.

Current Event Conversation – Every Sunday from 10-10:30 a.m., high school youth are invited to join in a Current Event Conversation at Messiah Lutheran Church. Contact Lisa Johnson, Messiah’s youth director, at 225-1119 for more information. Go to for information about this or other programs at Messiah.

Trenary dance -A dance is planned at the Trenary Community Building from 1-5 p.m. Music will be provided by the 2X4 Band. Everyone is welcome. Admission is $5 and lunch is available for $3.

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.