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.


Early Bird Zumba – at 6 a.m. at Dance Zone in Marquette with instructor Alex Holley. Open sessions are $4 per person or $20 for six sessions. Call 236-1457.

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

Business Network International – U.P. Pioneers chapter meets 7-8:30 a.m. at the Marquette Commons. Call 228-6602 or 869-1272.

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.

Spring Story Hour – from 10-11a.m. at the Richmond Township Library, Palmer. Books will be read, crafts will be made and treats will be served! For more information call 475-5241.

Make a Mess Art Class – Drop in for kids from 10-11 a.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month. Class taught by Corrine Rockow. For $5 a day, with an additional small material fee, at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center.

Tai Chi – Tai Chi is offered from 10 a.m.-noon and from 5:30-7 p.m. in downtown Marquette. Call 235-8510.

Our Daily Bread – free lunch from noon-1 p.m., Salvation Army, 1009 W. Baraga, Marquette. Call 226-2241.

Bridge – played at 1 p.m. at Superiorland Bridge Club, Suite 18, Westwood Mall, Marquette. Call 225-1871 for info/players.

Tai Chi – at 1 p.m. at the Ishpeming Senior Center on Tuesdays. Call 485-5527.

Klassical Kids – from 1-2 p.m. in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library, Marquette. Reunite with some favorite characters from children’s literature at a story and craft hour for ages 4 and up. Free. For more information, call 226-4320 or visit

Storytime/Craft Hour – offered 1 p.m. at the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library.

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.

Blood drive – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of Marquette General, will hold a Bloodmobile blood drive at the Bethany Lutheran Church in Ishpeming from 3-6 p.m. For an appointment, call Doug and Jill Carter at 906- 485-4103.

Soo Bahk Do Karate – class offered for orange belt and higher youths through adults, 5:30-6:45 p.m., Marquette Soo Bahk Do Academy,1200 S. Front St., Marquette. Call 226-4723.

Substance Abuse/Addiction Support Group – from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Group Room 2 of the Neldberg Building at Marquette General Hospital. The group is for family/friends of a loved one with substance abuse/addiction issues. Call 225-3985.

Yoga – At the Cave, 301 Avenue A, K.I. Sawyer, at 5:30 p.m. Call 346-2117 for more information.

BYO dinner – Peter White Public Library invites film fans to a BYO Dinner Theater event at 5:30 p.m. to enjoy a screening of “Saving Mr. Banks” in the library’s Community room. BYO Dinner Theater welcomes the public to bring their own takeout supper and enjoy this recently released feature film, in a dinner theater setting. There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information visit or call 226-4318.

Infant Playgroup – offered 6-7 p.m. at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum. Cost: $12 per month. Call 225-3081. For more details visit

Martial Arts – Free trial classes offered 6-7 p.m. and Thursdays, Gwinn Clubhouse, 165 Maple St. New beginners’ classes begin first week of each month. Call 346-4523, or visit

Learn to Row – Orientation Day/Dry Land Training, 6 p.m., Marquette Senior High School, 1203 W. Fair Ave. Call 361-7234 for more information.

American Legion Auxiliary Bingo – early birds meet at 6:30 p.m. Regular session begins at 7 p.m. at Post 349, Little Lake.

Homework Night – for area youths offered 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, Marquette. Any child, grade 1-12 is welcome. The program is free of charge and includes mentors, school supplies, computers, snacks and fellowship. It follows the Marquette Area Public Schools calendar. Parents and other volunteers are welcome. For more information call 225-1119 or go to marquettelutherans .org.

ACA – Adult Children of Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families Big Red Book study meeting is 6:30-7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 120 N. Front St., Marquette. Call 273-0396.

Tae Kwon Do School – Martial Arts class from 6:30-8 p.m., Marquette. Visitors welcome. Call 485-1366.

Jayne’s Bridge Club – plays at 6:30 p.m., at Marquette Senior Center, 300 Spring St. Call 225-1456. Partners guaranteed.

Forsyth Singers – practice at 7 p.m. in the Gwinn High School Band Room. All males interested in singing are welcome. Call Bill Rowe at 346-9278.

Open Mic Night – at 7 p.m. at Rare Earth Goods, 200 E. Division St., Ishpeming. Use the side door on Front Street. Call 485-5650.

Recovery for Couples – meets 7 p.m. in the Shiras Room at the Peter White Public Library, Marquette.

DivorceCare – meets 7 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Marquette. Call 228-9883 or visit

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

Alcoholics Anonymous – (open/non-smoking) meets 7 p.m., AuTrain Community Center, AuTrain.

Marquette Male Chorus – rehearses 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Marquette. Men age 14 and older are welcome.

Narcotics Anonymous – “The Basic Meeting” meets 7:30 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, Marquette. Open meeting. Call 866-506-6557.

Race Kart – Great Lakes Race Kart Association meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Pioneer Motor Inn, Escanaba. Call 249-1360.

Zumba – Latin-inspired cardio dance fitness class offered 8:15 p.m. at Dawn Dott Dance Studio, Marquette. No experience needed. Cost: $5. Call 360-9287.