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 rprusi@miningjournal.net, 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.

Business Network International — Superior Networking chapter meets 7-8:30 a.m. at Donckers. Call 228-6602 or 869-1272.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 7 a.m., Big Book Study, 1200 Hebard Court, Marquette.

Essential Employment Law for Small Business — River Valley is hosting an Essential Employment Law for Small Business breakfast workshop at the Ramada Inn located at 412 W. Washington St. in Marquette. All business owners and managers are invited to attend this free workshop to learn valuable information that could protect their business. Seating is limited so RSVP by calling Shawn Beckman, Assistant Market Manager at 906-273-2661. Breakfast and registration starts at 7:45 a.m. with the presentation from 8-9 a.m.

12-Step Recovery Groups — offered daily at the Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette.

Seney Wildlife Refuge — this date, the Visitor Center, Marshland Wildlife Drive, and Fishing Loop will open at Seney National Wildlife Refuge. The Visitor Center and Drive are open through Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, including holidays. Visitor Center highlights include exhibits, a touch table, “The Wonder of Nature” film, and the Marshland Bookstore. Binoculars, field guides, fishing poles and more can be checked out free of charge courtesy of Seney Natural History Association and Seney National Wildlife Refuge.

Alcoholics Anonymous — meets 10 a.m. at St. John’s Church, 325 S. Pine St. in Ishpeming.

Chair Yoga — 10:30-11:30 a.m., Chair Yoga provides a unique opportunity to find deeper well-being though exploration of gentle postures, breath work, meditation and deep relaxation. Gentle chair yoga can be practiced by almost anyone at any age. The entry-level requirement for practicing yoga in a chair is simply the ability to breathe and to sit upright in a chair while gently moving the torso and limbs. Ideal for Seniors, those with hip and knee challenges, low back injury recovery. Make sure you doctor has cleared you for activity. At Essentials Massage & Yoga, 708 Chippewa Square, Suite 10, Marquette. Cost $5. Call Kim for info 906-360-5448.

Our Daily Bread — free lunch from noon-1 p.m., Salvation Army, Marquette.

Alcoholics Anonymous — noon, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette.

Bridge — is played at 1 p.m. at the Superiorland Bridge Club, next to MC Sports at the Westwood Mall, Marquette. Visit http://superiorland_bridge.tripod.com/ for more information or call Cerona at 249-3529 or Karen at 273-1716.

Tai Chi — at 1 p.m. at the Ishpeming Senior Center. Call 485-5527.

Chocolay Senior Drop-In Center — from 1-4 p.m. in the meeting room of the Chocolay Township Hall, Harvey. For social activities close to home and refreshments. This eliminates the morning session.

Blood drive — The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UP Health System-Marquette, will conduct a blood drive at Baraga County Memorial Hospital from 2-6 p.m. with the bloodmobile. For an appointment call Polly Manning at 524-3322.

Storytime — There will be a new storytime at 4:30 p.m. at the Negaunee Public Library. This will be for children ages 5 years and older (younger siblings are welcome to attend), and will offer a variety of programs, including book samples, crafts, and occasional LEGO building sessions.

Soo Bahk Do Karate — class offered for orange belt and higher youths through adults, 5:30-6:45 p.m., Marquette Soo Bahk Do Academy,1200 S. Front St., Marquette. Call 226-4723.

A British Isles Dinner — presented by the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center and the Upper Michigan Culinarians, is set for the Great Lakes Rooms, Don H. Bottum University Center, Northern Michigan University. The schedule is: 6 p.m. cocktail reception (cash bar); and 6:30 p.m. dinner begins. The 2018 Upper Peninsula Folklife Awards will be presented at the dinner. Tickets are $85 per person. Register online here: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=2239234 Registration details, information about chefs and the menu can be found at the registration link above.

Divorce Care — Every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m., Teal Lake Medical Center, 100 Malton Road, Ishpeming. Anyone is welcome who is going through, or gone through, a separation or divorce. Divorce Care is a Faith based video series/small group discussion program to offer Help, Hope and Healing. Call 906-250-1690 for more details.