The calendar 10/10/18

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.

Legion officer — American Legion Department Service Officer Lisa Clark will be in Marquette from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Legion Post 44, 700 W. Bluff St. She is available to assist all veterans and families of veterans with claim preparation, presentation, counsel and appeal counsel at no cost to the veterans. Anyone who believeshe/she may be eligible for VA compensation on health, education and/or employment issues, stop by Post 44 and see Clark.

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.

Peter White Storytime — 10:15-10:45 a.m. Children’s Branch, Westwood Mall, Peter White Public Library. Interactive storytime with songs, stories, music and more! For ages 2-5, siblings welcomed. Free. For more information call 226-4320 or visit

Open Gym — from 10:30-noon at PEAK Gymnastics and Fitness, Marquette. $5 entry fee. Non-members are welcome.

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.

Open house — 1-3 p.m., the Midwest Skills Development Center will be hosting an Open House for the Electrical Line Technician Program. Anyone interested is invited to tour the facility, watch pole climbing demonstrations, receive enrollment and admissions information, and meet current and past students, instructors, and educational and industry partners. Light refreshments will be provided. The Midwest Skills Development Center is located at 411 Avenue A, Gwinn. For more information, contact Brooke Quinn at or 906-226-6591.

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.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary 4573 of Ishpeming — meets at 1:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Post Home.

Sauerkraut — Returning is the well known Sauerkraut Supper (formerly Grace United Methodist Church’s event) now hosted by The New Free Store and Marquette Lions Club. Dinner includes roasted pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes/gravy, and a variety of trimmings. It will be served at the Marquette Masonic Temple from 4:30-7 p.m. Tickets of $15 can be pre-ordered by calling 906-235-3553.

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.

Meditation Class — Join Jeremy Morelock for this weekly meditation class emphasizing mindfulness, loving-kindness and compassion. Peter White Public Library Lions Room-Heritage Room, 5:30 p.m.

Twinkle Babies — 5:30-5:50 p.m. Children’s Branch, Westwood Mall, Peter White Public Library. Songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for ages 0-24 months and a loving adult. Older siblings welcome. Free. For more information call 226-4320 or visit

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.

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.

YMCA Tang Soo Do Karate — in Negaunee. Youth Beginner and Intermediate from 6:15-7 p.m. and Adults and Teens of all ranks from 7-8 p.m. Agape Warrior

Karate Academy-A Christian perspective. Contact 2nd Degree Black Belt Brad Seppala at 361-7377 or the West End YCMA at 475-9666.

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.

The Yarnwinders Fiber Guild — meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Chocolay Township Hall.

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

Friends of the Ishpeming Carnegie Library — regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Children’s room of the library. All are invited to attend.

Voting discussion — everyone is invited to “Voting Matters,” a discussion featuring a variety of topics aimed at engaging and informing voters presented by the Marquette Branch of the American Association of University Women, a non-partisan group. 7 p.m. at the Federated Women’s Clubhouse, 104 W. Ridge Street, Marquette. For more information, contact Ruth Ziel at 906-249-4152 or Marge Forslin at 906-869-4791.

Transition Marquette County Reading Group — will meet at 7 p.m. in the Dandelion Cottage Room of Peter White Public Library in Marquette to discuss “A History of the World in 7 Cheap Things – A guide to capitalism, nature, and the future of the planet” by Raj Patel and Jason Moore. Anyone is welcome to participate. It would help to have at least started to read the book. For more information, call Charlie at 226-3314 or email

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.

Fringe Festival — Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will present “Fringe Festival: Fighting for the Arts.” Each production is a collection of theater, music and dance pieces performed, directed and choreographed by NMU students. 7:30 p.m. in the James A. Panowski Black Box Theatre. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for high school students, and $5 for NMU students.

Writers — Poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil and author Dustin Parsons will read from their works and answer questions during a joint presentation at Northern Michigan University. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in Jamrich Hall 1318. It is hosted by the NMU Visiting Writers Program and admission is free.

SMART Recovery — is an abstinence based recovery group that meets at 7:30 p.m. at 102 W. Washington St. Suite 114, Marquette. The program is based on scientific knowledge and reason. Spirituality, religion and higher powers are not part of the program. SMART Recovery is a program for all kinds of addictive behaviors. For more information call Mary at 906-362-1647, or go to SMART

Alcoholics Anonymous — meets 7:30 p.m. at The Quiet Place, Michigamme.

Alcoholics Anonymous — Big Book group meets 7:30 p.m., upstairs of Parties Unlimited in Ishpeming.

Narcotics Anonymous — “Never in the Dark” closed meeting is 7:30 p.m., UP Health System-Marquette in the Mountain Room. Call 866-506-6557.

Nar-Anon Family Group — meets at 7:30 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 801 Hemlock St., Ishpeming. This is a 12-step support group for families and friends who have loved ones dealing with addiction.