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.

Saturday

Lake Superior Zendo – Zazen (Zen Buddhist meditation) meets at 7:40 a.m., 8:30 a.m.; morning service at 9:10 a.m. Call 226-6407 for location and details.

12-Step Recovery Groups – offered daily at the Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette. For a complete AA meetings list visit www.aa-marquettecounty.org.

Guided bird walk – The Laughing Whitefish Audubon Society will sponsor a free guided bird walk at Presque Isle Park in Marquette. Participants should meet at 8 a.m. in the parking lot of the Bog Walk. This is a good walk for beginners, but everyone can learn and contribute as we enjoy one of the best birding spots in the area. The walk covers the bog, shoreline, and woods on Presque Isle and usually takes about 2 hours to complete. Walks take place rain or shine, and tennis shoes are adequate footwear. Bring binoculars for best viewing. For information, call 226-6749

Rummage, bake sale – The Women’s Missionary Society of the First Baptist Church in Marquette will be having a rummage/bake sale from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. There will be homemade crafts, white elephant, Christmas items, books, baked goods, clothing and toys. Proceeds will go to mission projects. For more information, call 226-2014. First Baptist is located at 728 W. Kaye Ave., Marquette.

Soo Bahk Do Karate – class for orange belt and higher ages 7-adult and white belt teens/adults offered 9-10 a.m., beginners age 7-12 10-11 a.m. Private lessons by appointment. Marquette Soo Bahk Do Academy, 1200 S. Front St., Marquette. Call 226-4723.

Alcoholics Anonymous – meets 9 a.m., First United Methodist Church, Marquette. Handicapped accessible. Call AA Hotline at 249-4430.

Parent Support Group – for parents of children with mental/emotional health issues meets 10 a.m. to noon second Saturdays in conference room at Non-Profit Commons, 129 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette. Call 458-4877.

Zumba – Latin-inspired cardio dance fitness class offered 10 a.m. at Dawn Dott Dance Studio, Marquette. Cost: $5. Call 360-9287.

Al-Anon – non-smoking meeting, 10 a.m. at Church of Christ, Marquette.

Karate – Spirit Warrior Tang Soo Do martial arts with a Christian approach at the Marquette YMCA: hard core karate for adults is 10-10:50 a.m.; family karate (age 4 and older with a parent) is 11-11:50 a.m.; Karate Kids (ages 6-14) is noon-1 p.m.; special needs karate is 1:15-2 p.m. Call the Y at 227-9622 or Joyce Tredeau at 360-0479.

Little Presque Clean Up -Join the C.U.P. Chapter of the Sierra Club for its monthly Little Presque Isle tract cleanup. Meet at 10 a.m. in the Little Presque Isle parking lot. Cleanup should take about two hours. A hike in the afternoon often follows. For more information, call David Allen at 228-9453.

Bridge Lessons – offered 10:30 a.m., Marquette Senior Center, 300 Spring St., Marquette. Call 225-1456.

Alcoholics Anonymous – Big Book study group 10:30 a.m., Back Room in University Center at Northern Michigan University. Handicapped accessible.

Bloodmobile – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of Marquette General, will hold a Bloodmobile blood drive at the Strawberry Festival in Chassell from 11 a.m.3 p.m. No appointments necessary.

KC Picnic – The Negaunee Knights of Columbus will have a picnic from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at its clubrooms in downtown Negaunee. Cudighis, hot dogs and brats will be available for purchase. Bingo will be played from 12:30-4 p.m. A charity raffle will take place at 4 p.m.

Overeaters Anonymous – Step and Tradition study group 11 a.m., Messiah Lutheran Church, Room 208, 305 W. Magnetic, Marquette. Call 226-2762.

Saturday Morning Art – from 11 a.m.-noon for kindergarten through fourth grade children in the Children’s Room of the Peter White Public Library, Marquette. A free story and art program. For more information, call 226-4320 or visit www.pwpl.info.

Partners Cribbage- Tournament will be held at noon at the the Venice, Ishpeming. Pre-register by calling 486-9761.

Open Gym – noon to 1:30 p.m. at PEAK Gymnastics and Fitness, Marquette. Non-members welcome. Fee is $5. Call 273-0696.

Faith-Based Recovery – Faith-based support and recovery program for addictions of all kinds meets noon-1:30 p.m. at the Rock Bible Chapel. Call 356-6346, 553-9830 or 356-6133.

Ninjitsu – class offered noon-1:30 p.m., Northern Lights Martial Arts Center, Marquette. Call 346-9054.

Auditions – Auditions for the Marquette Regional History Center’s production of “Willpower,” an original play by local author Tyler Tichelaar, will be from 1-4 p.m. in the City of Marquette Art and Culture Center. Call 226-3571.

Down Syndrome Support – group meets 1-3 p.m. second Saturdays, Lions Room of Peter White Public Library, Marquette. New members welcome. For details call Cathy Dehlin at 250-0963 or Lourie Schuenke at 233-1482 or email UPDownsyndrome@gmail.com.

Bridge – played at 1 p.m., Marquette Senior Center, 300 Spring St., Marquette. Call 225-1456.

Family Night – is 6-9:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Gwinn. Free games, movies, popcorn. Call 346-6115.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets 7 p.m., Presbyterian Church, 300 Bensinger, Big Bay. Handicapped accessible.

AA/Alanon open meeting 7:30 p.m. above Parties Unlimited, 105 S. Main Ishpeming.

Sunday

12-Step Recovery Groups – offered daily at the Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette. For a complete AA meetings list visit www.aa-marquettecounty.org.

Breakfast – is 8-11 a.m., American Legion Post 340, Hermansville.

Breakfast – is 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Negaunee Eagles Club.

Life Recovery Group – meets 9:30-10:30 a.m., Lake Superior Christian Church, Marquette.

Water sampling – Join the Water Sentinels’ water sampling on the Yellow Dog Plains. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Huron Mountain Realty in Big Bay. Bring a lunch for this all-day event. For more information, call David Allen at 228-9453.

Dance -A dance will be held at the Rock Community/Senior Center, 2892 W. Mapleridge Road, from 1-5 p.m. Music will be provided by Ron Jay and the Country Strangers. Admission is $5 and a freewill donation will be accepted for lunch. All proceeds benefit the Rock Senior Corporation. For more information, call Alice at 356-6588.

Ninjitsu – class offered 1-2:30 p.m., Northern Lights Martial Arts Center, Marquette. Call 346-9054.

Personal Ministry Time – from 2-4 p.m., at New Life Church, Marquette. This ministry is for anyone with a need for physical, emotional or spiritual healing in their life. For more information, call 226-2333.

Aikido – class offered 3-4 p.m., Northern Lights Martial Arts Center, Marquette. Call 361-5282.

Tret Fure concert – Tret Fure will perform in a concert to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the concert is at 6 p.m. at the Ore Dock Brewing Co., Marquette. Tickets are $18 at the door. Call 228-3910.

Superior Pipe and Drum – Corps meets 6-8 p.m. at Silver Creek Church in Harvey. New members welcome. Highland dancing, bagpiping and drumming instruction available. Call Pierre Ogea at 249-1999, or visit www.superiorpipes.org.

ACA – Adult Children of Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families beginners meeting/work book study is 6-8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 120 N. Front St., Marquette. Call 273-0396.

VFW Auxiliary Bingo – early birds meet at 6:20 p.m. Regular session begins at 6:30 p.m. No Smoking.

Early Bird Bingo – at 6:20 p.m., the VFW post 4573 in Ishpeming.

Alcoholics Anonymous – (open/speaker/non-smoking) meets 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Munising.

Swing dance – A Swing Dance class is set from 7 to 8 p.m. at The Dance Zone in Marquette. $20. Call 226-0138.

Incest Survivors – Survivors of Incest Anonymous meets 7 p.m., Lake Superior Village Community Center, Marquette. Women only. Call 228-8155.

Alcoholics Anonymous – closed meeting, 8 p.m. at the Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette.

Pianist – The Crystal Theatre in Crystal Falls welcomes concert pianist Frederick Moyer to its stage at 8 p.m. ET. Admission at the door is $20 for adults and $5 for youths under 18.

Monday

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. Call AA Hotline, 249-4430. For a complete AA meetings list visit www.aa-marquettecounty.org.

Clinic Services – available this date at Marquette County Health Department are: HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing, and Immunizations from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. A WIC Clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fizz Boom Read Storytime for 2’s and 3’s – 10:30-11 a.m. Peter White Public Library Children’s Room. Join toddlers and their parents for stories, singing and movement at “Fizz Boom Read”, adventures in science and fun a storytime for 2- and 3-year-olds. Toddlers must be accompanied by an adult. Free. For more information, call 226-4320 or visit www.pwpl.info.