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.

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.

Blood drive – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of Marquette General, will hold a Bloodmobile blood drive at the Michigan State Police Post in Negaunee from 11 a.m.3 p.m. For an appointment, call Susan Andary at 906-250-0688.

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

Story & Craft Hour 4+ – 1-2 p.m. Peter White Public Library Community Room. Celebrate summer reading with Fizz Boom Read, a story and craft hour for ages 4 and up. Free. For more information call 226-4320 or visit

Moosewood in Ishpeming – Moosewood Nature Center visits the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library at 1 p.m. This is a chance to learn about the differences between mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Participants will look at (and touch) lots of cool pelts, skulls, skins, and shells. All ages are invited.

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.

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.

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.

Ice cream social – The Negaunee Historical Society will hold an ice cream social and open house from 6-8 p.m. on the newly finished front porch at the Negaunee Historical Museum located at 303 E. Main St., Negaunee. Also taking place will be a ribbon cutting for the front porch, music and other light refreshments. The public is invited for for a night of community, history and ice cream. Those with questions can call 475-5551 or 475-4614.

Bike Night – Bike Night at 6 p.m. at the Up North Lodge in Gwinn raises funds for the AMCAB Meals on Wheels program.

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

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

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.

Activity Night at Messiah Lutheran Church from 7-9 p.m. There are group activities, games, snacks, and movies. It is free for all children. Pre-K youth need to be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or responsible sibling. Contact Lisa McCarthy with any questions at or call the church office at 225-1119.

Auditions – The Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council is holding open community theater auditions for the Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical “Cinderella (The Enchanted Edition)” 7 p.m. Auditions will take place at Vista Theater in downtown Negaunee. No experience necessary. Those auditioning should be prepared to sing (a song less than two minutes long), dance and act.

A large cast of adults and children is needed. Ages 8 and up can audition. For possible alternative times or more information, call 250-8672. The performance dates are Aug. 14-17 and Aug. 21-23 at 7:30 p.m.

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.

Bluesday Tuesday – presents The Syndicators live in concert at 7 p.m. in the Peter White Public Library Community Room. There is no admission charge to attend the event which is co-sponsored by the Marquette Area Blues Society and the Carroll Paul Memorial Trust Fund of the Peter White Public Library. Call 226-4318 or visit for more information.

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.


Karate – Spirit Warrior Tang Soo Do martial arts with a Christian approach at the Marquette YMCA: hard core karate for adults is 6-7 a.m.; Beginner children 5:15-6 p.m., intermediate children 6-6:45 p.m. Call the Y at 227-9622 or Master Joyce Tredeau at 360-0479.

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

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

Storytime ABC’s – at 10 a.m. a storytime for 2- and 3-year olds at the Peter White Public Library, Marquette. Toddlers must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 226-4323.

LEGOPALOOZA – 10:30-2 p.m. Peter White Public Library Community Room, Marquette. For ages 5 and up, bring family and friends. An afternoon dedicated to LEGO construction and fun as we Fizz Boom Read! our way through summer. Free. For more information, call 226-4323 or visit

Alcoholics Anonymous – women’s closed Big Book meeting, noon at Marquette Missionary Church. Handicapped accessible. Call AA hotline 249-4430.

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

Heart of the City Prayer Gathering – non-denominational prayer group offered noon-1 p.m. in the Light House Christian Book Store, Marquette. For more information, call Chuck Tooman at 869-9343 or Lois Forrester at 226-3641.

Jayne’s Bridge Club – meets at 1 p.m., at 300 Spring St., Marquette. Call 225-1456.

Science experiments – Youngsters are invited to join in marshmallow science projects and experiments at the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library at 1 p.m. The event is for ages 6 and up.

NARFE Chapter 1900 – will meet in room B at the Marquette Senior Center, 300 W. Baraga, Marquette, at 1:30 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend

Teen Tent: Glitter Art – 2-3 p.m. under the canopy on Peter White Public Library’s front lawn. All students in Grades 6 and up are invited to create soothing glitter jars and glitzy fridge magnets. Free. For more information, call 226-4323 or visit

Caregiver Support – The Caregiver Support Group meets at the Baragaland Senior Citizens Center in L’Anse at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Pam Anderson at 524-6711.

Farmers Market – The Negaunee Farmers Market will be open from 4:30-7 p.m. at Miners Park at U.S. 41 and Maas Street. The market features goods from local producers and vendors. The market accepts both the project fresh program and the Snap Bridge Card to enable purchase of locally produced food items.

Overeaters Anonymous – traditional meeting is 5:15 p.m. at the Women’s Center, 1310 S. Front St., Marquette.

Artists reception – The Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis invites the public to attend an Artists Reception at the Erickson Center’s Waterfront Gallery and Gifts from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The reception is being held in conjunction with the American Medley exhibit on display through September. The two featured artists are Renee Michaud and Genevieve Cousineau.

BYO Dinner Theater – screens “Strings” at 5:30 p.m. at Peter White Public Library, 217 N. Front St., Marquette. No admission charge. Call 226-4318 for more information.

Board of Health – The regular monthly meeting of the Marquette County Board of Health will be held at 6 p.m. in Room 231 of the Henry A. Skewis Courthouse Annex, Marquette.