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. Manistique Tribal Community Center, 5698 W. U.S. 2, phone 341-8469, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.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.

Reading Space Station #2 — 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 second 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.

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.

Lunch with Carol — the Marquette Regional History Center presents: July Lunch With the History People. One day each month in July, August, September a different local historians will give a chat over lunch. Bring a pasty and questions. In July, it will be Lunch With the History People: Iron Ore Heritage Trail: Carol Fulsher and friends will be here for info regarding the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. It will be from noon to 1 p.m. Call 906-226-3571 or visit marquettehistory.org for more info.

IHS 1958 — The Ishpeming High School Class of 1958 will meet for lunch at 12:30 pm. at Jasper Ridge Brewery in Ishpeming. Spouses are welcome. The class meets at Jasper Ridge the third Thursday of every month. For more information, call 228-3066.

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.

Aktion Club — community service group for adults who live with a disability meets 1:30-2:30 p.m. first/third Thursdays at the Tourville West Clubhouse, Marquette. Call Troy Connors at 251-8353 or Miriam Black at 360-9430.

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.

Feeding America — Silver Creek Church and Silver Creek Thrift are teaming with Feeding America West Michigan to host a food distribution event. From 3-6 p.m., families from our community will have the opportunity to obtain much needed food. Participants are asked to bring a box if able. Silver Creek Church and Silver Creek Thrift are located at 219 Silver Creek Road in Harvey.

Diabetes support — group meeting from 5-7 p.m. at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum for parents of children living with type 1 diabetes. The group will be meeting every third Thursday of the month. Parents will have a chance to meet and discuss issues, concerns, and get advice from other parents who may be going through similar situations with their children. Snacks will be served. For more information, contact Kristen (cambensyk@upcap.org).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bike Night — The Throttle Bar and Grill in Little Lake Bike Night from 6-9 p.m. This date benefits U.P. Pink Power. Sponsors are Up North Lodge and LeMoine’s Automotive.

Marquette Jaycees — meets for 6 p.m. social, 6:30 p.m. meeting the third Thursdays in the board room at the Landmark Inn, Marquette. Call 458-5783.

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.

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.

L’Anse concert — The preview performance of the famous Aura Jamboree will be held at the L’Anse Lakefront Park at 7 p.m. This is a free event. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the tunes. The park is along Broad Street at the lake. Meadowbrook Arena is the alternate location if it rains.