The calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing no later than one week before the event. Send to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855.


Alcoholics Anonymous – Early Bird meeting, 7-8 a.m., First United Methodist Church, Marquette. Handicapped accessible. Call AA Hotline, 249-4430. For a complete AA meetings list visit

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

Carnegie Public Library – silent auction-style book sale.

Clinic Services – HIV/AIDS counseling and testing, family planning, and breast and cervical cancer screening from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Marquette County Health Department. Call 475-7844 for an appointment. A WIC Clinic will be from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Call 475-7846 for an appointment.

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

UP Children’s Museum – Grandparents recieve free admission and snacks from 10 -11:30 a.m. or 6 – 7:30 p.m. on the Fourth Thursday of every month.

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

Open Gym – from 10-11:30 a.m. at PEAK Gymnastics and Fitness, Marquette. $5 entry fee. Non-members are welcome.

The Men’s Lunch Group – meets at 11 a.m. fourth Thursdays at Banaza, Marquette. For details call Phil Puotinen at 228-3910.

TOPS – Group 0633 meets at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays in the Lions Room at the Gwinn Clubhouse. Call 346-6485.

Alcoholics Anonymous – meets at noon Thursdays at the Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette. Handicapped accessible.

Bridge – is played at 1 p.m. Thursdays at the Superiorland Bridge Club, Suite 18 at the Westwood Mall, Marquette. Call 249-3529 for info/partners.

Blood Drive – from 2 – 4:45 p.m. at the Calvary Lutheran Church, Rapid River. For an appointment, call Winnie Budkis at 906-474-9272.

Farmer/Artisans Market – is 4-7 p.m. Thursdays at the Butler Theater in Ishpeming.

Sociable Seniors – meets at 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Bonanza Restaurant, Marquette. Call 360-9450.

Karate-Spirit – Warrior Tang Soo Do martial arts with a Christian approach at the Negaunee YMCA: Children 6-12 yrs at 5-6 p.m., Family Class 6-7 pm. Call the Y at 475-9666 or Master Joyce Tredeau at 360-0479.

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

Tai Chi – from 5:15-6:45 p.m in downtown Marquette. Call 235-8510.

TOPS – Group 1372 meets every Thursday 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. Thursdays at Harvey Baptist Church. Cost is $3 per session, with proceeds going to missions around the world. Call 249-1013 and leave a message.

Dog Nights – from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Children’s room of the Peter White Public Library. All children are invited to increase their reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a friendly dog. For more information, call 226-4320 or visit

Zumba Gold Class – will be from 6 – 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the MAPS Adult Education and Community Enrichment Center, Marquette. The instructor is Valerie Bradley. For more information, call 225-4215. To register, visit

Overeaters Anonymous – “How It Works” meeting is 6 p.m. Thursdays, First United Methodist Church, Marquette.

Ski Jumping – at 6:30 p.m. at the Ishpeming Ski Club. Equipment provided.

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

Chess – is played at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Masonic Center, 128 W. Washington St., Marquette. Free lessons available, chess sets and boards provided. Call 869-1719.

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

Alcoholics Anonymous – meets 7 p.m. Thursdays 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.

SMART Recovery – meets at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday, at 710 Chippewa Square Suite 208. SMART Recovery is a recovery program for types of addictive behaviors. Our program is based on scientific knowledge and reason. Spirituality, religion and higher powers are not part of our program. For more information, call 906-362-1647, or go to SMART

Alcoholics Anonymous – meets 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Michigamme Community Building.

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

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

Alcoholics Anonymous – meets 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette. Handicapped accessible.

Alcoholics Anonymous – meets 8 p.m. Thursdays at St. Anthony’s Church in Gwinn. Open meeting. Handicapped accessible.

Narcotics Anonymous open meeting is 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, corner of Elm and Chocolay, Munising. Call 866-310-9077.