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. Spirit Warrior Karate Academy, a Christian perspective on the martial arts. 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.

Veterans officer — Stacy King, the American Legion Tribal Veteran Service Officer, 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. Marquette Community Health Center, 1229 W. Washington St., phone 225-1616, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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.

Office hours — Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room 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.

Blastoff with Storytime @ the Library — 10:15-11:45 a.m. Peter White Public Library Great Room. Families with kids of all ages are invited to join 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.

Blood drive — An American Red Cross Blood Drive is planned at the Ishpeming Elks Lodge 597 along Lakeshore Drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For an appointment time visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767. Walk-ins are welcome. All those who attend will receive a free T-shirt and Culver’s coupon for a pint of frozen custard while supplies last.

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.

For Your Health — Chronic Pain. Physical Therapist Cathy Ruprecht of UP Rehab Services Marquette will discuss how gentle exercise can help in healing and pain reduction. Bring lunch and any questions for the expert. Peter White Public Library Shiras Room, noon

Book signing — Negaunee Public Library will hold a book-signing session for several local authors during Pioneer Days. Michael Carrier, Mikel Classen, Deborah Frontiera, Anne Miller, John Smolens and Richard P. Smith will sign and sell books at 1 p.m. in the Michigan and Reading Rooms of the library. For more information, contact the library at 906-475-7700 extension 18.

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.

Caregiver Community — Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice offers Caregiver Community, an Informal group for caregivers to come together and share their experiences and ideas, meeting monthly. There will be a different topic every month to discus and learn about. The group will meet every second Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. The meetings will be at Marquette’s Big Boy Restaurant in the private room. Contact at Tonya at Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice 906-225-7760 for more information. This month’s topic: Living in Their Truth.

Wordplay Wednesday — 2-4 p.m. Peter White Public Library TeenZone. Ages 13 to 18 welcome. Bring a friend to PWPL’s “teens only” zone to play games like Apples to Apples, Taboo, Mad Gab, Scrabble, and more. Chill out in our air conditioning and use your words. No admission charge. For more information, call 226-4321, 226-4323, or visit www.pwpl.info.

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. No admission charge. For more information call 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info.

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.

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.

Marquette Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Strings — at 6 p.m. at the Peter White Public Library Community Room, a children’s concert sponsored by Marquette Breakfast Rotary.

Parliamentary Law — study group meets 6 p.m. second Wednesdays, conference room of Peter White Library, Marquette. Call 360-7978.

Vegans — The public is invited to join Northern Vegans for a casual dinner at Temaki & Tea at 1401 Presque Isle Ave. in Marquette at 6 p.m. Order a vegan dinner off the menu. All are welcome, no RSVP required. Visit northernvegans.com, Northern Vegans on Facebook, or call 236-1279 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.

“…And Put Up A Parking Lot:” A Walking Tour With Jim Koski — is set for 6:30 p.m. Ever wonder what once sat where downtown Marquette’s many parking lots now stand? Join Jim Koski for a walking tour of the area’s parking lots and hear the stories behind some magnificent (and a few not so magnificent) buildings and the people who used them. Meet at MRHC, 145 W. Spring St. Call 906-226-3571 or visit marquettehistory.org for more info. The suggested donation is $5.

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.

Once Upon a Crime — “Billy Bathgate” by E.L. Doctorow. This coming-of-age story follows Billy Bathgate as he is accepted into the Dutch Schulz gang in depression era New York City, becoming first a good-luck charm, followed by an apprentice, and eventually a protege of one of the greatest gangsters of that era. Peter White Public Library Dandelion Cottage Room, 7 p.m.

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.

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.

Veterans officer — Stacy King, the American Legion Tribal Veteran Service Officer, 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. Munising Rural Health Center, 622 W. Superior St., phone 387-4721, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Book sale — Negaunee Library will hold its large 39th Annual Pioneer Days Used Book Sale at the Negaunee Senior Center, two blocks west of the library at the Tobin Street entrance. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale is sponsored by the Friends of the Negaunee Library.

Food truck — the Feeding America Food distribution is now scheduled at the North Iron Church, located along U.S. 41 next to the Ishpeming Armory. The distribution will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Home bound providers must be there at 9 a.m. This will be a drive-through event and registration must be taken while participants are in their vehicle. After receiving food, all vehicles must exit via the east side of the parking lot onto Malton Road (toward Negaunee). In case of rain, sign up will be inside the building. For persons without a vehicle (walkers and wheelchairs), there will be a truck with food boxes at the Ishpeming VFW parking lot at 9:30 a.m.

Blastoff with Storytime @ the Park — 9:30-10 a.m. Mattson Lower Harbor Park by the playground. Families with kids of all ages are invited to join 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.

L’Anse concerts — L’Anse Lakefront Concert Series presents a Day of Music: noon Thornapple Jazz Orchestra; 2 p.m. Jan Arnold, country/blues/folk; 4 p.m. Greenstone, flat-picking acoustic guitars; 7 p.m. UP Gumbo, Cajun/blues/rock.

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.

Pie social – Annual Pioneer Days Pie Social will take place at Mitchell United Methodist Church, 207 Teal Lake Ave., Negaunee, from 1-3 p.m. It wll be $5 for pie, ice cream/Cool Whip, tea/coffee. All are welcome.

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.

Genealogy Help — Members of the Marquette County Genealogical Society are available to assist with researching family history. Peter White Public Library Heritage Room 2-4 p.m.

Ukulele Workshop with Papa Crow — 4-5 p.m and 5:30-6:30 p.m. Peter White Public Library Great Room. Advance registration required. Call 906-226-4323 to register. Ages 6+. Learn the basics of ukulele playing with Papa Crow. Ukuleles provided or bring your own. Registration open June 10. No admission charge. For more information call 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info.

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.