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

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

Tai chi — 9:30 a.m. to noon. An introductory workshop to the mind/body practice of Tai Chi Chuan will take place at the Hope Connection Center, 927 W. Fair Ave. in Marquette. No prior experience is necessary. Jon and Diana Magnuson will serve as instructors. This month’s workshop will focus on the Tai Chi Ball form. The workshop fee is $27 and includes a nutritous bunch and resource materials. For more information call 906-228-5494. The Cedar Tree Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides services and initiates projects in the areas of mental health, religion, and the environment.

YMCA Tang Soo Do Karate –in Marquette. 9:30-10 a.m. Private Lessons by appointment, Intermediate to Advanced students of all ages from 10-11 a.m., Family and White Belt Youth Class from 11 a.m.-noon. 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.

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.

Winter Carnival — Skandia Lions will be hosting its third annual winter carnival to help fight hunger from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will take place at Maple Lane Archery and Ski Center, 124 Kreiger Drive, in Skandia. There will be cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding and concessions. A $5 donation to the Lions Club gets you access to all the amazing scenic trails Maple Lane Sports has to offer. If you don’t have your own winter equipment, ski and snowshoe rentals will be available for $5. Admission is free for children under 3, rental fees will still apply. All proceeds will go to support local food pantries.

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.

NSDAR — The Onagomingkway Chapter, NSDAR, will hold its monthly meeting at Outlanders restaurant along West Washington Street in Marquette. The meeting will begin at noon and last until 3 p.m. with members purchasing their meals. Any questions, call Melissa at 226-7836.

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.

Climate — the public is invited to join the Marquette Chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby for the group’s monthly meeting in the Lion’s Room of the Peter White Public Library at 12:30 p.m.

Bean Bag Tournament — A Bean Bag Tournament is planned at 1 p.m. at the American Legion Post 114, Greenwood Location. The cost is $30 per couple and there will be food and cash bar.

100DayProject — There is an Information meeting about participating in the sixth annual community-wide 100DayProject from 1-3 p.m. in the Marquette Arts & Culture Center in the lower level of the PWPL. The event will include a tour of the 100DayProject exhibit on display at the Huron Mountain gallery.

Traditional Jam — From 2-5 p.m., the Peter White Public Library will host a traditional music jam in the Community Room on the lower level of the library. Bring a guitar, banjo, fiddle, bass, ukulele, harmonica, or just your voice, and join other acoustic musicians and vocalists for a community jam session. Celebrate the traditional folk music of the Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, and others. It’s a chance to share your love of music and learn a new song or instrumental technique. Listeners and singers are always welcome. For this session, cookies and coffee will be available, compliments of Sharon Brazier whose husband Bill Brazier passed away a little over two years ago. Bill had been a regular attendee of the traditional music jams. Free.

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.

Symphony ensembles — The public is invited to hear Marquette Symphony Orchestra musicians perform in a different way — small chamber ensembles. MSO musician-volunteers will present the orchestra’s third annual Chamber Music Collage Concert at Reynolds Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, and are available at the door only by cash, check or credit card. Reynolds Recital Hall is located inside the Hedgcock Building on the Northern Michigan University campus.

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.


12-Step Recovery Groups — offered daily at the Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette. For a complete AA meetings list visit

Breakfast — is 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Negaunee Eagles Club.

Breakfast — Gwinn VFW Post 5670 will sponsor a Breakfast Buffet from 9 a.m. to noon at the club. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kids under 10 years. On the menu will be pancakes, french toast, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, coffee, juice, and milk.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 9 a.m., 1202 S. Front St., Marquette.

Life Recovery Group — meets 9:30-10:30 a.m., Lake Superior Christian Church, Marquette.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 11 a.m., upstairs 106 W. Main St., Ishpeming.

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

Personal Ministry Time — from noon-2 p.m., at New Life Church, Marquette. This ministry is for anyone with a need for physical, emotional or spiritual healing in their life. For more information, call 226-2333.

Dance — will take place from 1-5 p.m. at the Rock Community-Senior Center, 3892 W. Mapleridge Road, Rock. Music will be provided by Wil Kilpela & Kenny. The cost is $5 per person. A free will donation lunch is available. All proceeds benefit the Rock Senior Corporation. For more information, call Alice at 356-6588.

Ninjitsu — class offered 1-2:30 p.m., Northern Lights Martial Arts Center, Marquette. Call 346-9054.

Bingo — American Legion Auxiliary Bingo at Post 349 in Little Lake is ongoing on Sundays. Early birds are at 1:30 p.m. and the regular session is at 2 p.m. The public is invited.

Aikido — class offered 3-4 p.m., Northern Lights Martial Arts Center, Marquette. Call 361-5282.

Open Drop-In Meditation Sit — 5:30-6:30 p.m. An opportunity for individuals with meditation practices to get together in a group setting for 30-minute silent meditation, brief sharing and short loving kindness meditation. Free (donations accepted). Northern Lights Martial Arts, 1310 S. Front St., Marquette. In the Women’s Center Building, south facing side, enter through Studio B.

Superior Pipe and Drum — Corps meets 6-8 p.m. at Silver Creek Church in Harvey. New members welcome. Highland dancing, bagpiping and drumming instruction available. Call Pierre Ogea at 249-1999, or visit

Narcotics Anonymous — 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Marquette.