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.


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 www.aa-marquettecounty.org.

Annual sale — The Women’s Missionary Society of the First Baptist Church in Marquette will have its annual sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Things being sold include furniture, camping gear, Christmas items, books, clothing, bedding, toys, dishes, kitchen ware and crafts. All proceeds benefit various mission groups. For more information, call 226-2014.

Farmers Market — The Downtown Marquette Farmers Market is celebrating its 20th season this summer. It is at the Marquette Commons, 112. S. Third Street, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous — meets 9 a.m., Marquette Hope United Methodist Church, First Campus. 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 Master.T@Spiritwarriorkarate.com.

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.

Berry Bash Bazaar — St. Mary’s Church of Big Bay will be holding its annual Berry Bash Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be raffles, fresh homemade berry pies, baked goodies, and gently used articles for sale. A lunch of pulled pork sandwiches, chips, and coffee will also be provided. This is being held in conjunction with the Presbyterian Church bazaar in Big Bay.

Reading Space Station #3 Continued — 10 a.m.-5 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 third free book. The first time a youth earn 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. This is the last Reading Space Station of the summer, and the deadline to be entered to win the grand prize. A small selection of books will be available until school begins if you missed one or all of the Reading Space Stations. No admission charge. For more information call 226-4323, visit www.pwpl.info.

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.

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.

Ice Cream and Pie Social —  is planned at the Community Presbyterian Church of Big Bay, 312 Bensinger, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature banana splits, ice cream cones and pie ala mode. Rada cutlery and church cookbooks will be available. It’s being held in conjunction with St. Mary’s Catholic Church’s Berry Bash. For more information, call 345-9467.

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.

Baraga County Beer Fest — The Baraga Chamber of Commerce presents its fourth annual Baraga County Beer Fest from 2-6 p.m. at the Waterfront Park at North Front Street in L’Anse. This event will take place rain or shine and will highlight some great Michigan brews from Blackrocks, New Holland, Ballast, Perrin, Midland, Shorts, Cognition, Cheboygan, Big Lake. Bud, Busch Lite and Miller will be there too. Tickets are $25 in advance and can be purchased at the Baraga County Chamber office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, Baraga Convention & Visitors Bureau, Hardwood Steakhouse in Covington, American Legion in L’Anse, and online at: www.baragabeerfest.com or $35 at the door.

MSHS 1974 — gathering will start at 2 p.m at Gentz’s Golf Course. For more information, go to the class’s Facebook page: Marquette Sr High School Class of 1974. Or contact Ed at edangeli78@gmail.com.

Ashley Wolf Benefit — A benefit for Ashley Wolf is planned at the VFW Post 4573, 310 Bank St., Ishpeming. Ashley was seriously injured in an ATV crash on July 2. The benefit will help to defray ongoing medical and rehab expenses. The dinner 4-6 p.m. will be by donation and a cash bar will be available. After the dinner, live entertainment will follow. Raffle tickets will be sold for prizes and a 50/50 drawing will take place after the meal. You must be present to win. For more information on the benefit, contact Kara Kjellman at 906-869-5320 or Kris Kjellman at 906-236-0277.

Buzz the Gut — The 18th Annual Buzz the Gut Car Show & Parade will be held this year at the Cliffs Shaft Mining Museum. Show & Shine from 5-7 p.m. with the parade through Ishpeming and Negaunee starting at 7 p.m. and ending at the Ishpeming Elks Lodge. There will be a dance at the Elks featuring the band Swampberry Moonshine. There will also be food and refreshments available. Door prizes will be given out randomly to registered participants. This is a community event with free admission and open to the public. To pre-register or for more information, call Scott Perry at 485-1234 or check us out on facebook.com/buzzthegut.

Family Night — is 6-9:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Gwinn. Free games, movies, popcorn. Call 346-6115.