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.

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 Ridge Street lawn outside Peter White Public Library. Grades 6 to 9 are invited to join. Walk to Pebble Beach, have a snack, and talk about books. Round trip hike totals 3 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

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.

The Men’s Lunch Group — meets at 11 a.m. fourth Thursdays at Hong Kong Buffet, Marquette. For details call Phil Puotinen at 228-3910.

Raptor story time — Negaunee Public Library hosts a story time with the Chocolay Raptor Center at 11:30 a.m. This event will feature live birds. It is open to the public and free to attend.

Elba Morse — The Elba Morse nurses group will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Jeffrey’s Restaurant in Marquette.

All retired nurses are welcome.

Marquette Regional History Center presents — Lunch with the History People , featuring Dick Lutey. Noon. Bring a bag lunch to the history center and learn more about local history. Call 906-226-3571 for more info on this MRHC event, or visit

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.

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.

Access for All — SAIL, disability network of the Upper Peninsula, is hosting an Access for All Celebration Week presentation series celebrating disability awareness and the 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 5-7 p.m. Northern Michigan Unveirsity Great Lakes Rooms. “Living and Working with a disability: Low-cost Devices and Resources That Help!” No cost. Call 800-379-7245 for more info.

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.

B>Summer Reading — Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library, Poetry and Music featuring Marty Achatz, Linda Smith and Seamus Collins: 5:30 p.m.: Libraries rock and Carnegie’s friends Marty, Linda and Seamus prove it. U.P. Poet Laureate Marty Achatz will read poems and local musicians Linda Smith and Seamus Collins provide stellar accompanying performances. Literature and music come together for a unique and powerful program — the experience is not one to miss. Ages 16 and up.

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, Upper Peninsula Honor Flight is the charity and Bald Eagle Rolling Thunder is the sponsor.

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.

L’Anse concert — The Keweenaw Brewgrass will be featured at the L’Anse Lakefront Concerts in Lakefront Park at the foot of Broad Street at 7 p.m. This event is free. Meadowbrook Arena is the inclement weather site.

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

Alcoholics Anonymous — meets 7 p.m. at Prince of Peace Church in Harvey.

Gamblers Anonymous — closed meeting, 7 p.m. (open meeting last Thursdays), First Presbyterian Church, Marquette. Mailing address: G.A., P.O. Box 34, Marquette, MI 49855. Call 226-3610.

Superior Adventures — Lake Superior Theatre is hosting Superior Adventures, 7:30 p.m., ticket information available at the Lake Superior Theatre’s website, This date, Jack Deo returns with Deer Camps to Grand Camps, which will feature a slideshow by the photo historian sharing some of the greatest and funniest photos from his 40-year collection of regional classic deer camps. The latter part of the show will highlight the “Grand Camps” of Marquette County, including Cyrus McCormick’s White Deer Lake, cabins at the Huron Mountain Club and color photos of Granot Loma Lodge never before shown.