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.


The Gathering in the North — will take place from sunrise to sunset. This event is a coming together of many partnering organizations centered on the love of forests and the biome they support, specifically this year, bees. This inaugural event will be hosted by MooseWood Nature Center. Groups working together this year: Yellowdog Watershed Preserve, Marquette Regional History Center, Marquette Food Co-op, and the Northern Michigan Center for Native American Studies.

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

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.

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.

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.

The 75th annual Rock Lions Labor Day Celebration — will take place starting with the parade at 11 a.m. Following the parade there will be activities for all ages. Music, mechanical bull, bounce houses, petting zoo, kids tractor pulls, bean bag tournament, bingo, cowpie bingo, flea market, paintball, pasties, burgers, brats, and beer at the Rock Lions Clubhouse grounds. M-35, Rock. The event is sponsored by the Rock Lions, a non-profit service organization that provides funding for charitable organizations and local needs.

UPAWS benefit — Super One Foods of Marquette and Negaunee will be holding their annual cookout to help the Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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.

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

Marquette Area Blues Fest — Ticketed event. Music by The Lark Brothers at 1 p.m., Flat Broke Blues Band at 2:30 p.m., The Jimmys at 4 p.m., James Armstrong at 6 p.m. and Dwayne Dopside and the Zydeco Hellraisers at 8 p.m. Mattson Lower Harbor Park. Food and drink available. Lawn chairs are acceptable, carryins are not. Visit for more info.

Family Beach Days — are set at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore from 1-3 p.m. A park ranger will be at the beach for family fun stories, active games and crafting with the theme Colors of Nature. This week’s gathering will be at Sand Point Beach with Birds of Superior as the topic. For questions or directions, call the Munising Falls Visitors Center at 906-387-3700. Note, the program will be canceled if there is inclement weather or an abundant presence of stable flies.

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

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 8 p.m., 1202 S. Front St., Marquette.