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.


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

NAMI Walk — the Alger-Marquette chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will have its first NAMI Walk at Elwood Mattson Lower Harbor Park in Marquette. Sign is at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m. For more information, contact Cindy K. Bertucci at or text/phone 906-360-7107.

MooseWood rummage — MooseWood Nature Center in Marquette will have its second annual Community Rummage & Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to call MooseWood at 906-228-6250 or email

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

YMCA Tang Soo Do Karate — in Marquette for private lessons by appointment from 9:15-9:45 a.m.

Intermediate all ages from 10-11 a.m. Family karate from 11 a.m. to noon and youth beginners from noon to 1 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.

Tai chi — an introductory workshop to Tai Chi Chuan will be held at the Hope Connection Center, 927 W. Fair Ave. in Marquette from 9:30 a.m.-noon. No prior experience is necessary. Instructors for be be Jon and Diana Magnuson. There is no fee or cost. Summer workshops and class sessions are provided to the community by The Cedar Tree Institute, a nonprofit organization that provides services and initiates projects in the areas of mental health, religion, and the environment. For more information call 906-228-5494. No prior registration is necessary.

TaeKwon-Do School — Martial arts class from 9:30-11 a.m. for all ages and belt levels. 1310 S. Front St., Marquette. Visitors welcome. Call 485-1366.

Sixth annual Grant Henriksen Memorial Fundraiser Golf Scramble — is at Marquette Golf Club. The bloody mary bar opens at 10 a.m. The scramble has a noon shotgun start with four-player teams. People can register a team or individual to then be placed on a team. The cost is $60 per player and registration includes nine holes of golf, two carts for team (if requested), munchies, prizes and entertainment by Jim and Ray. One hundred percent of the money raised goes to Upper Peninsula families who have a child battling cancer. For more information, visit the To register for golf, call Tracy at 250-0051. To volunteer or donate, call Greg at 281-5990, Jill at 236-2912 or Lisa at 458-9676. Donations also can be dropped off at Re/Max 1st Realty, 2854 Venture Drive, Marquette.

Book sale — The Friends of the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library sponsor a sale of used books. The sale begins at 10 a.m. in the Leverton Community Room on the lower level of the library. Until noon, books will be half price, then in the afternoon, there will be a bag sale with books selling for $3 a bag.

Garden Tour — The public is invited to a garden tour at the home of Dominic and Linda Andriacchi from 10 a.m. to noon. The home is at 1500 Aspen Drive in Ishpeming. It featuers miniature plantings around a small pond, mason and leafcutter bee houses, a greenhouse, a gazebo, a waterfall, a koi pond, a grape-covered pergola and container gardens. The rain date is Aug. 25.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 10 a.m., 1202 S. Front St., Marquette.

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.

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.

Amarah’s Light — non-profit announces the third annual Amarah’s Princess Parade: Walk Run Family Fun set for noon at Presque Isle in Marquette. Registration starts at 11 a.m., walk starts at noon followed by fun for the whole family. Activities will include kids games, bounce house, T-Shirt Tie dyeing, nail painting, Disney character appearances, prize drawings, and more. The event will wrap up with prize drawings at 1:30 p.m. Participation is by donation. Registration can be done at the event or in advance at

Block Party — Silver Creek Neighborhood Block Party will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Silver Creek Church, 219 Silver Creek Road in Harvey. The entire community is invited to this free event. Activities include a backpack and school supply distribution, food, music, games and other giveaways. Non-profit agencies will be on hand at the event to provide information about the services and programs they offer within the community. Children will also receive a coupon for three free outfits from Silver Creek Thrift. For more information on attending or being involved, call Silver Creek Church at 249-1715.

Women’s Fair — A Women’s Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Togo’s in Harvey. There will be many vendors inside and outside of the building. Prizes will be part of the event. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Women’s Center.

Community Picnic — The Lillian Larson American Legion Post 114 of west Ishpeming will be again hosting its Annual Community Picnic from noon to 6 p.m. Games, food and fun including a dunk tank will be available. There is something for everyone.

Profits from this event will go toward the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight to help veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit several of the memorials in their honor.

Bean Bag Brawl — The fourth annual Hometown Battles Bean Bag Brawl is planned at the Ishpeming VFW, 310 Bank St. The proceeds of this bean bag toss tournament benefit service men and women. The event is open to 50 two-person teams. Registration is $25 per team. Teams may register at noon with the action starting at 1 p.m. The event will go on, rain or shine. To sponsor a bean bag board or to register a team in advance, contact Chris Lajoie at 906-204-5589 or

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

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.