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.


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.

Business Network International — Superior Networking chapter meets 7-8:30 a.m. at Donckers. Call 228-6602 or 869-1272.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 7 a.m., Big Book Study, 1200 Hebard Court, Marquette.

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

Alcoholics Anonymous — meets 10 a.m. at St. John’s Church, 325 S. Pine St. in Ishpeming.

NHS 1951 — meets for brunch at 10 a.m. second Tuesdays, Negaunee Senior Center. Call 485-1178 or 250-7141.

Wonder Babies — 10:15-10:40 a.m. Peter White Public Library Great Room. Songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for ages 0-18 months and a loving adult. Older siblings welcome. Playtime and adult social time after storytime encouraged. For more information call 226-4323 or visit

Health Screening — U.P. Home Health & Hospice announces free health care screenings for the month of March throughout Marquette County. Included in the free screenings are blood pressure, pulse and glucose checks and a $5 charge to have cholesterol level checked. Call UPHHH offices for more information: Ishpeming 485-4545 or Marquette 225-4545. This date: Michigamme Township Hall – 10:30 a.m. – noon, 202 Main St., Michigamme – 323-6608

World Affairs — Northern Michigan University’s Department of Political Science and Public Administration is sponsoring local viewing of the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan’s “Great Decisions” series. The weekly series addressing current American foreign policy issues. Lectures will be streamed online at noon in room 1320 Jamrich. They are open to the public free of charge. The presenter and their topic this date: “Life After the Arab Uprising and the Islamic State,” Rania Abouzeid, author of “No Turning Back: Life, Loss and Hope in Wartime Syria.”

Tasty Reads — “The Care and Management of Lies: A Novel of the Great War” by Jacqueline Winspear. Two weeks after Kezia marries Tom, he enlists to fight in the Great War. While he is gone, Kezia writes him letters about the delicious meals she is preparing for him while she learns how to run their farm. Enjoy and share recipes inspired by the book. Peter White Public Library Shiras Room, noon.

Our Daily Bread — free lunch from noon-1 p.m., Salvation Army, Marquette.

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

Alcoholics Anonymous — group for women, noon, Room 209, 706 Chippewa Square, Marquette.

Bridge — is played at 1 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.

Tai Chi — at 1 p.m. at the Ishpeming Senior Center. Call 485-5527.

Chocolay Senior Drop-In Center — from 1-4 p.m. in the meeting room of the Chocolay Township Hall, Harvey. For social activities close to home and refreshments. This eliminates the morning session.

E-Coaching–e-Books and e-Magazines –Bring your own electronic device for one-on-one assistance to learn how to use movie apps. Peter White Public Library Heritage Room 2 p.m.

Teen Anime Club — 4-5 p.m. Peter White Public Library Community Room. Anime fans in grades 6 to 12 are invited to roll sushi and talk about your favorite anime films and art. No charge. For more information, call 226-4321, 226-4323, or visit

Creator’s Hub —  4:30-5:30 p.m. Peter White Public Library MACC Studio 1. Art for youth grades 3-5. Come flex your creative muscles through hands-on learning as we explore conventions in visual arts. All supplies provided. For more information call 226-4323 or visit

Meditation — The Gourdian Society presents a free Meditation class from 5-6 p.m. in the Whitman Commons at Northern Michigan University. Call or text 906-250-4457 to reserve a spot.

Soo Bahk Do Karate — class offered for orange belt and higher youths through adults, 5:30-6:45 p.m., Marquette Soo Bahk Do Academy,1200 S. Front St., Marquette. Call 226-4723.

Auditions — The Historic Vista Theater in Negaunee is announcing auditions for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Anyone wanting to try out is asked to stop by any time between 6-8 p.m. and be prepared with 45-60 seconds of music to sing. An accompanist will be available. Ages 5 and up are welcome. Performance dates are May 7-12 at the Historic Vista Theater.

Divorce Care — Every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m., Teal Lake Medical Center, 100 Malton Road, Ishpeming. Anyone is welcome who is going through, or gone through, a separation or divorce. Divorce Care is a Faith based video series/small group discussion program to offer Help, Hope and Healing. Call 906-250-1690 for more details.

Open Meditation Group Sit — 6 to 7 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). St. Paul’s Episcopal Church basement, 201 E. Ridge St., Marquette. Use door facing Arch Street, downstairs to left. For more information: 225 -1776

Domestic Violence Support Group — conducted by the Women’s Center. 6-7:30 p.m. Contact Camille at 226-6611 for more information.

ACA — Adult Children of Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families Big Red Book study meeting is 6-7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 120 N. Front St., Marquette. Call 361-8888.

Infant Playgroup — offered 6-7 p.m. at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum. Cost: $12 per month. Call 225-3081. For more details visit

Martial Arts — Free trial classes offered 6-7 p.m., Gwinn Clubhouse, 165 Maple St. New beginners’ classes begin first week of each month. Call 346-4523, or visit

Woodturners –The Superiorland Woodturners will meet at the Peter White Library at 6:30 p.m. Bill Wiard will speak on taking care of cracks and defects and what to with unusual and less than perfect pieces of wood. Jason Schneider, a Northern Michigan University faculty member, will also make comments on his cardboard furniture now being featured in a show at the library. The meeting will take place in the lower level. The public is invited to attend. Call 249-5308 with questions.

Negaunee VFW Auxiliary — meeting at 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday upstairs of the clubrooms, 208 Gold St. Negaunee.

Weekly meal — First Baptist Church of Marquette invites the public to a weekly meal at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. This is free and open to all. There wil be a brief devotion before the meal and a domino game after the meal. First Baptist is at 728 W. Kaye Ave., Marquette. For more information or to make reservations, call 906-226-2014 or email

American Legion Auxiliary Bingo — early birds meet at 6:30 p.m. Regular session begins at 7 p.m. at Post 349, Little Lake.

Jayne’s Bridge Club — plays at 6:30 p.m., at Marquette Senior Center, 300 Spring St. Call 225-1456. Partners guaranteed.

Celebrate Recovery — is a Biblical and balanced program that helps people overcome hurts, hang-ups, and habits. Meets every Tuesday at North Iron Church in Ishpeming, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Child care is provided by calling 485-5561.