The calendar 12/04/18

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.


YMCA Tang Soo Do Karate — in Marquette. Adults of all ranks from 6-7 a.m., Youth Beginner Karate 5:15-6 p.m. and Intermediate, all ages 6:15-7 p.m. Spirit Warrior Karate Academy-A Christian perspective on the martial arts. Contact 6th Degree Black Belt Master Joyce Tredeau at 360-0479 or the YMCA at 227-9622.

Alcoholics Anonymous — Early Bird meeting from 7-8 a.m., First United Methodist Church in Marquette. Handicapped accessible. Call AA Hotline at 249-4430. For a complete AA meetings list visit

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

Al-Anon — 10 a.m. Mission Covenant Church, North Second Street, in Ishpeming.

Holiday treats –Republic Area Historical Society’s holiday treats sale and coffee social is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Republic Township Hall. Copies of the recently released “Park City” book will be sold as well.

Babies Play — Join Ms. Sarah for an hour of sensory play for ages birth to 24 months with a loving adult. PWPL Youth Services Great Room 10:15-11:15 am.

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

Meditation — A free meditation class is offered at noon at the Masonic Building’s lounge in Marquette. Call 906-250-4457 for more information.

Life Skills Group — for survivors or domestic and/or sexual violence. Conducted by the Women’s Center. 1-2:30 p.m. Contact Becky at 225-1346 or Sherrie at 226-6611 for further information.

Jayne’s Bridge Club — meets at 1 p.m., at 300 Spring St., Marquette. Call 225-1456.

Triad — senior volunteers working with law enforcement to address senior-safety issues — meets the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the office of the Retired and Senior Volunteer program in Negaunee Township. Contact Julie Shaw at 906-315-2607 for more information.

Chess — is played at 1:30 p.m. at the Masonic Center, 128 W. Washington St., Marquette. Use entrance at rear of building. Free lessons available, chess sets and boards provided. Call 869-1719.

PWPL Teen Advisory Board — 4- 5 p.m. Peter White Public Library Lions Room. All students in grades 9 to 12 are welcome. Tell us what you’d like to see at your library, meet new people, plan teen events, and get volunteer experience. Refreshments will be served. Free of charge. For more information, call 226-4321, 226-4323, or visit

Table of Grace — Grace Lutheran Church in Gwinn will be serving its free monthly community meal from 5:30-6:15 p.m. Everyone is invited to this Table of Grace at which turkey dinner will be served. The handicapped accessible church is located at 558 W. M-35 in Gwinn. Takeouts will be available after 6 p.m. For more information, call the church at 346-3156.

Meal –Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette will host its monthly community meal at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome. For more information about this or other programs at Messiah, go to or call 225-1119. The church is located at 305 W. Magnetic St.

Ahmed Shriners Bingo — every Wednesday evening at U.P. Masonic Center, 128 W. Washington St. 5:30-10 p.m. Thousands of dollars guaranteed prizes. Parking in ramp behind center is free after hours. Call the U.P. Masonic Center, 225-1157 for more information. Must be 18 or older to play.

Sexual Violence Support Group — conducted by the Women’s Center. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Contact Michelle at 225-1346 for more information.

Tai Chi — Classes for health and Wellness, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Hope Connection Cetner, 927 W. Fair Ave., Marquette. By the Cedar Tree Institute. Call 906-228-5494.

Advent prayer — Bethany Lutheran Church of Ishpeming is providing an opportunity for folks to pause and take a step back from the holiday noise and put a bit of peace in midweek lives by offering the choral service of Evening Prayer each Wednesday night during Advent at 6 p.m

Vegans — join Northern Vegans for a casual dinner at Temaki &Tea at 1401 Presque Isle Ave. in Marquette at 6 p.m. Order a vegan dinner off the menu. All are welcome, no RSVP required. Visit, Northern Vegans on Facebook, or call 236-1279 for more information.

Tae Kwon Do School — Martial arts class from 6-6:45 p.m. for kids; 7-8:15 p.m. for adults, 1310 S. Front St., Marquette. Visitors welcome. Call 485-1366.

ACA — meeting is 6-7 p.m. at the Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette. Call 236-2535.

Celebrate Recovery — a 12-step, Christ-centered, Biblical and balanced program, supporting people with addictions of all kinds, broken relationships, eating disorders or other issues, meets from 6-8 p.m. at Victory Lutheran Church, 315 Explorer St., Gwinn (K.I. Sawyer). Child care will be available. For more info, call Lake Superior Christian Church at 249-1431 or visit

Narcotics Anonymous — “New Beginnings” group meets 6 p.m., Great Lakes Youth Recovery Center, Marquette (Treatment center rules apply).

Evening Zumba — from 6-6:45 p.m. at Dance Zone in Marquette with instructor Ashley Carlstrom.

Trout — The Fred Waara Chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold its monthly board meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Barrel + Beam, 260 Northwoods Road, Marquette. All who are interested in conservation and cold water fisheries are welcome.

Christmas read — The Marquette Regional History Center presents: “The Enduring Christmas” by Ragene Henry – A Holiday Read from 6:30-8 p.m. In 1850 when the first Christmas season approached the small community of Marquette, citizens braced themselves for a severe winter storm that threatened their survival. The 5thH Youth History Club will take us back to that time using the book “Enduring Christmas” by local author Ragene Henry. Share the citizens’ tenacious spirit and enjoy an evening of holiday fun. Refreshments and a taffy pull will follow. This event is free but donations are appreciated. For more info visit or call 906-226-3571.

Bridge — is played at 6:30 p.m. at the Superiorland Bridge Club, next to MC Sports at the Westwood Mall, Marquette. Visit for more information or call Cerona at 249-3529 or Karen at 273-1716.