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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 rprusi@miningjournal.net, putting calendar in the subject line.

Wednesday

Tang Soo Do Karate — in Marquette. Adult and teen, 6-7 a.m. at the Superior Dance Academy, 1500 W. Washington St. Beginners ages 6-12 meet from 5:15-6 p.m. at the YMCA. Intermediate, Advanced, Teen and Adult Beginner class from 6:15-7 p.m. at the Y. Spirit Warrior Karate Academy, a Christian perspective on the martial. Contact 6th Degree Black Belt Master Joyce Tredeau at 906-360-0479 or Master.T@Spiritwarriorkarate.com

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

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.

Genealogy Help — at Peter White Public Library, 10 a.m. to noon. Those with an interest in genealogy are welcome to work individually with an experienced genealogist in the Heritage Room of the Peter White Public Library. Bring family documents. Contact the Reference Desk at 226-4312 for more information.

Blastoff with Storytime at the Library — 10:15-11:45 a.m. Peter White Public Library Great Room. Families with kids of all ages are invited to join us for this interactive storytime full of great books, songs, parachute play and more. No admission charge. For more information, call 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info

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.

NARFE — members of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1900 will hear a presentation about the Life Tracker program at their next regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. Life Tracker provides radio-signal devices that can be used to locate people with mental disabilities if they wander. NARFE will meet in Room B of the Marquette Senior Center, on the lower level of City Hall, 300 W. Baraga in Marquette. Members may enter from Spring Street, behind City Hall. Spring Street is one-way from east to west.

Creator’s Hub — 2-4 p.m. Peter White Public Library Great Room. 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, visit www.pwpl.info.

Blood drive — The UPHS-Marquette Regional Blood Center has a blood drive at Bethany Lutheran Church, Ishpeming, with the bloodmobile from 3-6 p.m. For an appointment call Doug or Jill Carter at 485-4103.

Family Storytime — which encourages families to come and enjoy songs, rhymes and stories together, will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Negaunee Public Library. Children of this age must be accompanied by a loving adult when in the library.

Wednesday Evening Market — The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market is celebrating its 20th season this summer and has added Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. this year. It is at the Marquette Commons, 112. S. Third Street.

Business After Hours — The Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce ‘s Business After Hours event, hosted by the Negaunee Historical Society, is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the museum, 303 E. Main St., Negaunee. Free and open to the public.

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.

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

Junior Teen Advisory Group — for children ages 10-13, meets at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Negaunee Public Library.

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.

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.

Marquette Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Strings — at 6 p.m. at the Marquette Commons, part of Marquette Art Week.

People Who Changed the World — Inventors and Inventions of the U.P. of Michigan. Join Patent Attorney Margaret Brumm for a presentation on local inventors and inventions. Peter White Public Library Shiras Room, 6:30 p.m.

Celebrate Recovery — Support group meeting. Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step, Christ-centered, Biblical and balanced program that helps overcome hurts, hang-ups and habits. Meets Wednesdays (except holidays) at First Baptist Church of Gwinn, 195 N. Billings St., Gwinn from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Child care is available. For more information call 906-361-5503 or visit hopestartstoday.org or celebraterecovery.com.

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

Negaunee City Band — 7:30 p.m. at the Outdoor Performing Arts Center at the east end of Iron Street. Some seating is available but attendees may want to bring chairs.

Mamma Mia! — Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre presents “Mamma Mia!” at 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.

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.

Thursday

Alcoholics Anonymous — Early Bird meeting, 7-8 a.m., Hope United Methodist Church, Marquette. Handicapped accessible. Call AA Hotline, 249-4430. For a complete AA meetings list visit www.aa-marquettecounty .org.

Superiorland Breakfast Kiwanis — meets 7-8 a.m., Pioneer Room A of University Center at Northern Michigan University. Meetings are open to the public.

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

Legion Tribal Officer — Stacy King will be available to assist all veterans and families of veterans with claims preparation, presentation, counsel and appeal counsel at no cost to the veterans. from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Munising Rural Health Center, 622 W. Superior St., phone 387-4721.

Blastoff with Storytime at the Park — 9:30-10 a.m. Mattson Lower Harbor Park by the playground. Families with kids of all ages are invited to join us for this interactive storytime full of great books, songs, parachute play and more. Cancelled if raining. No admission charge. For more information, call 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info.

Chair yoga — Chair yoga is offered at the Gwinn Clubhouse at 10 a.m. $2 donation goes to library fund. Call 346-2117 for more information.

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

Open Gym — from 10:30-noon at PEAK Gymnastics and Fitness, Marquette. $5 entry fee. Non-members are welcome.

Reading Space Station #1 –11 a.m.-7 p.m. Peter White Public Library Community Room. Having completed reading, or being read to, for at least 20 minutes a day for at least 10 days, bring your reading log and come choose your first free book. The first time a youth earns their first book, they will also be entered into the drawing for a chance to win the Grand Prize, a bike from Down Wind Sports, sponsored by the NMU Forest Roberts Theatre. Don’t forget your reading log. Books are NOT available for purchase. No admission charge. For more information, call 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info The Men’s Lunch Group — meets at 11 a.m. fourth Thursdays at Hong Kong Buffet, Marquette. For details call Phil Puotinen at 228-3910.

B>Alcoholics Anonymous — meets at noon at the Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette. Handicapped accessible.

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

Sociable Seniors — meets at 12:30 p.m. at Hardee’s Restaurant, Marquette. Call 360-9450.

Bridge — is played at 1 p.m. at the Superiorland Bridge Club, next to the former MC Sports at the Westwood Mall, Marquette. Visit http://superiorland_bridge.tripod.com/ for more information or call Cerona at 249-3529 or Karen at 273-1716.

Safe and Sober Group — for survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence. 1-2:30 p.m. Conducted by the Women’s Center. Contact Camille at 226-6611 for more information.

Art reception — 4-7 p.m. for Marquette Artist Collective’s Participation Points exhibit at The Gallery, 130 W. Washington St., Marquette.

TOPS — Group 1579 meets at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 440 Stoneville Road, Ishpeming. Weigh-in at 5 p.m., meeting at 5:30 p.m.