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.

Thursday

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 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.

Clinic Services – HIV/AIDS counseling and testing, family planning, breast and cervical cancer screening, STD, and health services 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.

Alcoholics Anonymous – meets 10 a.m. 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.

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

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

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

Chocolay Senior Drop-In Center – from 1- 4 p.m. in the meeting room of the Chocolay Township Hall, Harvey. For social activities close to home and refreshments. This eliminates the morning session.

Marquette/Alger RICC – Marquette/Alger Regional Interagency Consumer Committee meets 1-3 p.m. second Thursdays. A grassroots advocacy group for people with disabilities and friends, advocates and families. For location and details call 228-5744.

Ladies Auxiliary 4573 of Ishpeming – meets at 1:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Post Home.

Blood Drive – from 2:30 4:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy, Hubbell. For an appointment, call Mary Minetti 906-296-3301.

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

Sociable Seniors – meets at 5 p.m. at Hardy’s Restaurant, Marquette. Call 360-9450.

Karate-Spirit – Warrior Tang Soo Do martial arts with a Christian approach at the Negaunee YMCA: Children 6-12 years 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 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 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.

The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum – Second Thursday Creativity Series program from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The theme for the event is “Construction-palooza!.” For pre-school and elementary aged children and their caregivers. The event is free with admission or membership to the museum. It is also Dominos Pizza Night so pizza can be ordered for an extra cost by calling ahead by 5:30 p.m.

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

Chrohn’s Disease-Colitis Support Group – from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the second Thursdays of the month in the Lombardi Room of Marquette General Hospital. For more information, call 906-249-3263.

Dickinson County Compassion Club – meets at 6:30 p.m. central time, the second Thursday of each month at the Dickinson County Library in Iron Mountain.

Celiac Disease Support – group meets 6:30 p.m. second Thursdays, in the conference room of Peter White Library, Marquette. Call 228-9139.

Yarnwinders Fiber Arts Guild – meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Peter White Library, Marquette. Call 273-0203.

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

CUPSFA – Central Upper Peninsula Sport Fishing Association meets at 7 p.m. second Thursdays at the Negaunee Elks Lodge. Open to anyone interested in the sport of fishing and improving local fisheries.

Friends of the Ishpeming Carnegie Library – regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Children’s room of the library. All are invited to attend.

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

Scottish Country Dance – group meets 7 p.m. second Thursdays in the chapel of St. Paul Episcopal Church, Marquette. Call 249-5659.

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.

Transition Marquette County – Reading Group meets at 7 p.m. second Thursdays at the Peter White Public Library, Marquette. For details call 226-3314 or email mqtchaz@earthlink.net.

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., 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 recovery.org

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

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