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

Tai Chi — introductory workshop to Tai Chi Chuan will be from 9 a.m. to noon at the Hope Connection Center, 927 W. Fair Marquette. Cost for the workshop is $27 and includes a nutrition break along with green tea. The workshop is sponsored by The Cedar Tree Institute, a nonprofit organization that initiates projects and provides services in the areas of mental health, religion, and the environment. Instructors are Jon and Diana Magnuson. For more information or to register call 906-228-5494 or link to cedartreeinstitute,org.

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

Tang Soo Do Karate — in Marquette, 9-9:30 a.m. and 9:30-10 a.m. Private lessons by appointment. 10-11 a.m. Intermediate, Advanced, Teen and Adult Beginners. 11 a.m. to noon, Family Class and noon-12:45 p.m. Youth Beginners ages 6-12. At the Superior Dance Academy, 1500 W. Washington St. Spirit Warrior Karate Academy, a Christian perspective on the martial arts. Contact 6th Degree Black Belt Master Joyce Tredeau at 906-360-0479 or

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.

Book sale — The Friends of the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library sponsor a sale of used books at 10 a.m. to noon, books half price. Noon to 4 p.m., books $3 a bag.

Crafts, soup — VFW 3165 Auxiliary will be hosting a Craft Sale and Homemade Soup Luncheon at the Negaunee Township Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Craft items for sale will include: Janet Wisuri Breads, Tastefully Simple, Paparazzi Jewelry, Tupperware, White Elephant, Pampered, Chef, Avon, Tanya’s Homemade Finnish products, Norwex, Native American crafts, crocheted and embroidered goods, and much more. Lunch with dessert will be served for a suggested donation of $5. Call Renae at 475-4000 for more information.

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.

Saturday Book Babies –10:30-10:50 a.m. Peter White Public Library Great Room. Enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for ages 0-24 months and stay for a playtime afterward. For more information call 226-4323 or visit

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 — Onagomingkway Chapter, NSDAR, will hold its April meeting at the Peter White Public Library from noon to 3 p.m. Bring lunch. Any questions will be answered by FVR 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.

History walk — Daniel Truckey, director of the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University, will host “Walking Through the Past: 70 Years of Architecture at NMU.” This walking tour of campus begins at 1 p.m. at Cohodas Hall. It is free and open to the public. Truckey will share the history of how NMU’s architecture has evolved from one, two-story brownstone classroom building to the large, modern campus buildings of today. The tour will include historical facts about NMU’s most fascinating structures and the people who built them.

Marquette Chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby — invites the public too the group’s monthly meeting in the Lion’s Room of the Peter White Public Library at 1 p.m. The national CCL group will present a video-conference to the local chapters during these meetings, which are regularly scheduled the second Saturday of each month.

Master Gardener — The Upper Peninsula Master Gardener Association presents “Seed Saving for the Practical Gardener” from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Peter White Public Library Shiras Room. Abbey Palmer has been teaching people about the connections between food, health and local economies for the past six years. As education coordinator at the North Farm, she works with people of all ages who are curious about where their food comes from and want to learn more about how it is produced. This program is free. Refreshments will be served and door prizes drawn. For more information, call Ron Rossway at 906-226-7354 or visit

Dance — There will be a polka and variety dance event with Polkarioty – Richie & Gabe Yurkovich at the American Legion Hall in Ishpeming from 2-5 p.m.. A luncheon will be available from 2-3:30 p.m.; drinks available at the bar. The American Legion Hall is located at 3050 County Road 496, Ishpeming. Cost is $8. For more information, call 906-486-4074.

Traditional Music Jam — Bring your acoustic instruments to play those great traditional folk songs in an informal gathering. Listeners and singers are welcome. Peter White Public Library Community Room. 2-5 p.m.

Spaghetti — A spaghetti dinner will be hosted from 4 to 7 p.m. April 13 the Gwinn VFW 5670 post. The meal will be prepared by the Boy Scouts of America Troop 333. Cost for adults is $7, senior/child $5, or $20 for family of four (two adults, two kids) with $2 each for any additional person. Advance ticket sales at the office of the Gwinn UMC or by calling 346-6314. A bucket raffle, bake sale, 50/50 drawing and live and silent auction will also be held.

Marijuana Anonymous — meetings at 5 p.m. at Marquette Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St.

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.

Beauty & The Beast — Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre will present “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.” 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the public, $10 for students and $5 for NMU students. Tickets are available for purchase at NMU EZ Ticket outlets.

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.

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.

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.

Pastor installed — The Rev. Andrew Plocher will be installed as the senior pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, at 3 p.m. at the church. The community is welcome to attend the installation service and join the congregation in welcoming Pastor Andrew as he begins his ministry at Messiah. A reception will be held following the service.

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.

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

VFW Auxiliary Bingo — early birds meet at 6:20 p.m. Regular session begins at 6:30 p.m. No Smoking.

Early Bird Bingo — at 6:20 p.m., the VFW post 4573 in Ishpeming. Doors open at 5 p.m. Lucky Ball is $500.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 6:30 p.m., DJ Jacobetti Home for Veterans, Marquette.

Alcoholics Anonymous — (open/speaker/non-smoking) meets 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Munising.

Incest Survivors — Survivors of Incest Anonymous meets 7 p.m., Lake Superior Village Community Center, Marquette. Women only. Call 228-8155.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, Negaunee.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30 p.m., Richmond Township Hall, Palmer.

Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30 p.m., Catholic Church, Republic.

Alcoholics Anonymous — closed meeting, 8 p.m. at the Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette.