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.


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.

Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli — will hold his next community office hours from 10 a.m. to noon in the Dandelion Cottage room, located on the first floor off of the Huron Mountain Gallery of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with city staff about interests and concerns.

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

Toddlers Storytime — 10:15-10:45 a.m. Peter White Public Library Great Room. Join for interactive stories, songs, rhymes and activities. For 18 months to 35 months, with a loving adult. Siblings welcome. Free. For more information call 226-4323, visit

Bookworms for 5’s and 6’s — 11 a.m.-noon. Peter White Public Library Great Room. Join for stories, songs, school-readiness art, and pre-literacy skills. For children ages 5 and 6. Free. For more information call 226-4323, visit

Soup luncheon — The Trinity Lutheran Church women will sponsor a soup luncheon from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Featured will be homemade soup, bread, bars and beverages. The public is invited. The church is located at 414 E. Ridge St. in Ishpeming.

IHS 1957 — The Ishpeming High School Class of 1957 will meet at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ishpeming for soup luncheon.

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.

Blue Birch –1-2 p.m. Peter White Public Library Great Room. Reading and book club for ages 8 and up. Be exposed to new stories, new activities, and enjoy time with your friends. Free. For more information call 226-4323, visit

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.

Teen Advisory Board — 4-5 p.m. Peter White Public Library Great Room. All students in grades 9 to 12 are welcome. Express 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

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.

Vegans — the public is invited to join Northern Vegans for a casual dinner at the Border Grill Restaurant at 1145 W. Washington St in Marquette (across from Shopko) at 6 p.m. Order a vegan dinner off the menu. All are welcome, no RSVP required. Visit and the Northern Vegans’ Facebook page or call 236-1279 and 475-5516 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.

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

Fred Warra Chapter of Trout Unlimited — will sponsor a “Fishing After Hours” program at 6:30 p.m. at Barrel + Beam, 260 Northwoods Road, Marquette. The topic for January will be “Current Brook Trout Research in the Central U.P.” Northern Michigan University graduate students will talk about their research into brookies in western Alger County. All who are interested in cold water fisheries and conservation are welcome and light refreshments will be served.

Once Upon a Crime — “L.A. Confidential” by James Ellroy (mystery and DVD). The book was better? Set in 1950s Los Angeles, this intricate novel follows three lawmen in an era of police corruption. Peter White Public Library Dandelion Cottage Room 7 p.m.

Laughing Whitefish Audubon Society — will present a program called “Travels with Max and Gizmo: In Search of the U.P.” by Steve Lindberg. The presentation will take place at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of Peter White Public Library. All are welcome.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, Marquette.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30 p.m., upstairs of 106 S. Main St., Ishpeming.

Alcoholics Anonymous — (closed/non-smoking) meets 8 p.m., Eden Lutheran Church, Munising.

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

Zumba — Latin-inspired cardio dance fitness class offered 8:15 p.m. at Dawn Dott Dance Studio, Marquette. No experience needed. Cost: $5. Call 360-9287.