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.

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.

TOPS 934 — weigh-in is 5-5:30 p.m., meeting is 5:45 p.m. upstairs of VFW Post on Gold Street, Negaunee. Call 360-3585.

Meditation — Join Jeremy Morelock for this weekly meditation class emphasizing mindfulness, loving-kindness and compassion. Peter White Public Library Heritage Room 5:30-7 p.m.

TOPS — Group 1372 meets at Silver Creek Church, 219 Silver Creek Road, Harvey. Weigh-in 5:30-6:10 p.m., meeting at 6:15 p.m. Call 226-7930.

Zumba Class — meets 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Harvey Baptist Church. Cost is $3 per session, with proceeds going to missions around the world. Call 249-1013 and leave a message.

Twinkle Babies — 5:30-5:50 p.m. Peter White Public Library Great Room. Join for songs, fingerplays and stories. For ages 0-24 months and a loving adult. Older siblings welcome. No admission charge. For more information call 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info.

Bike Night — The Throttle Bar and Grill in Little Lake Bike Night from 6-9 p.m. This date benefits U.P Honor Flight. Sponsor is Bald Eagle Harley Davidson.

Da Upper Yoopers Barbershop — meets at 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church at 111 E. Ridge Street, Marquette. People of all ages, all genders, all abilities, all races are welcome to visit and support the chapter, which is a mixed-gender chorus.

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

Tang Soo Do Karate — in Negaunee. General Karate class from 6:15-7 p.m,. at the West End YMCA, 350 Iron St. Agape Warrior Karate Academy, a Christian perspective on the martial arts. Contact 2nd Degree Black Belt Brad Seppala at 906-361-7377 or the Y at 906-475-9666.

Bridge lessons — are offered from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Superiorland Bridge Club at the Westwood Mall, Marquette. Lessons are free. Beginners and intermediate. Call Cerona at 249-3529 or 361-1424.

Pioneer Princess Pageant — will be at the Negaunee High School Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the pageant starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for students. In celebrating 40 years of Pioneer Days there will be 23 past princesses returning to the stage. This year, 11 contestants will be competing for the title.

Alcoholics Anonymous — Second Chance meeting is 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Marquette Courthouse Annex, Room 41.

Cuong Nhu — class offered 7-9 p.m., Northern Lights Martial Arts Center, Marquette. Call 361-5282.

Alcoholics Anonymous — meets 7 p.m. at Prince of Peace Church in Harvey.

Gamblers Anonymous — closed meeting, 7 p.m. (open meeting last Thursdays), First Presbyterian Church, Marquette. Mailing address: G.A., P.O. Box 34, Marquette, MI 49855. Call 226-3610.

Nar-Anon — Family group meeting. 12-step meeting for families and friends who have a person in their life who is dealing with addiction. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wesley Methodist Church, 801 Hemlock St., Ishpeming.

SMART Recovery — is an abstinence based recovery group that meets at 7:30 p.m. at 102 W. Washington St. Suite 114, Marquette. The program is based on scientific knowledge and reason. Spirituality, religion and higher powers are not part of the program. SMART Recovery is a program for all kinds of addictive behaviors. For more information call Mary at 906-362-1647, or go to SMART recovery.org

Alcoholics Anonymous — meets 7:30 p.m. at The Quiet Place, Michigamme.

Alcoholics Anonymous — Big Book group meets 7:30 p.m., upstairs of Parties Unlimited in Ishpeming.

Narcotics Anonymous — “Never in the Dark” closed meeting is 7:30 p.m., UP Health System-Marquette in the Mountain Room. Call 866-506-6557.