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 – available this date at the Marquette County Health Department are: HIV/AID Counseling and Testing, Family Planning, Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening, STD, and Health Services from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. A WIC Clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

NHS 1957 – The Negaunee High School Class of 1957 meets from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Negaunee Senior Center.

Book sale – The Negaunee Friends of the Library host its annual book sale at 9 a.m. at the Negaunee Senior Center.

Grant workshop – The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center will host a free informational workshop presented by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. This workshop is open to anyone interested in filing for a MCACA grant and will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon at the MACC, which located in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library at 217 N. Front St., Marquette. Call 228-0472.

NHS 1961 – The Negaunee High School Class of 1961 will meet from 10 a.m. to noon for coffee at the Negaunee Senior Center.

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.

Book Babies -10:30-10:50 a.m. Peter White Public Library Children’s Room. Enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for ages 0-24 months and stay for a playtime afterward. Free. For more information, call 226-4320 or visit www.pwpl.info.

Summer Art Adventures – 11 a.m.-noon in Peter White Public Library Community Room. Youth entering kindergarten through fourth grade are invited to join in for stories and a creative art project. Free. For more information, call 226-4320 or visit www.pwpl.info.

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.

Ishpeming-Negaunee Belles – meet at noon at Jasper Ridge Brewery, Ishpeming.

Spark a Reaction Books & Bites Club – Funny Books and Tearjerkers noon on the front lawn at Peter White Public Library. Bring a bag lunch and a book that made you laugh or cry. Share your book with the group over lunch and decorate smiley- frowny cookies for dessert. Grades six and up are welcome. Free. If it rains, meet in the Youth Services Dept. For more information, call 226-4323 or visit www.pwpl.info.

Classes of 1956 – The Negaunee and St. Paul’s high school classes of 1956 will hold a coffee and social gathering from 1-3 p.m. at the Negaunee Senior Center.

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.

Pioneer Days Pie Social – From 1-3 p.m., Mitchell United Methodist Church, 207 Teal Lake Ave., Negaunee.

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.

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

Bloodmobile blood drive – at the Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium from 2:305:30 p.m. For an appointment, call the hospital laboratory at 337-6550.

NHS 1962 – The Negaunee High School Class of 1962 meets at 2:30 p.m. at the Negaunee Senior Center.

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

Sociable Seniors – meets at 5 p.m. at Hardee’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 p.m.. 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.

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.

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

BYO Dinner Theater – Peter White Public Library invites film fans to a BYO Dinner Theater event at 5:30 pm to enjoy a screening of “The Book Thief” in the library’s Community room. No admission charge. Participants are invited to bring their own takeout supper. Call 226-4318.

The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum – Second Thursday Creativity Series program the evening “Fort Night!” Kids can make their own “fort” around the Museum and there will be a variety of fort-themed activities and crafts, plus creative snacks, unexpected music and more. The Museum’s Second Thursday Creativity Series for pre-school and elementary aged children and their caregivers will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event is free with admission or membership to the Museum. Thursday is also Dominos Pizza Night at the Museum so pizza can be ordered for $6 a pizza by calling ahead by 5:30 that evening.

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

Dog Nights – 6-7:30 p.m. Peter White Public Library Children’s Room.

All children are invited to come and read to a dog. Increase reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a friendly, calm dog. Free, no registration required. For more information, call 226-4320 or visit www.pwpl.info.

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.

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.

SMART Recovery – is an abstinence based recovery group that meets at 6:30 p.m. at 710 Chippewa Square Suite 208. The program is based on scientific knowledge and reason. Spirituality, religion and higher powers are not part of the program. SMART Recovery is a program for all kinds of addictive behaviors. For more information call Mary at 906-362-1647, or go to SMART recovery.org

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

L’Anse concert – The driving sounds of Chasin’ Steel continue the L’Anse Lakefront Concerts at 7 p.m. at the bandshell in the Lakefront Park, at the foot of Broad Street at the lake. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in Meadowbrook Arena.

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.

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.

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.

“Take Five-Twice!” – will be performed at 7 p.m. at the Reynolds Recital Hall located in the Hedgcock Building on the Northern Michigan University campus. The program will include the Brahms piano quintet in f minor and the Vaughan Williams Phantasy Quintet. Performers include Nancy Redfern, Jeremy Brown, David Cole, David Shahbazi, Wendy Larson and Inga Banitt. Admission is free.

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.

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 messiah.lisam@gmail.com or call the church office at 225-1119.

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.

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

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.

Comedy in Curtis – The Erickson Center for the Arts hosts comedian David Dyer at 7:30 p.m. $15. Call 586-9974.

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

Alcoholics Anonymous – Big Book group meets 7:30 p.m., 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. at the Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette. Handicapped accessible.

Alcoholics Anonymous – meets 8 p.m. 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.

Friday

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

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

Clinic services Clinic Services available today at Marquette County Health Department are: HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing, and Immunizations from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. A WIC Clinic will be held at the Lake Superior Village from 8:30 a.m.4 p.m.