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.


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

Bloodmobile – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of Marquette General, will hold a Bloodmobile blood drive at TJ’s Sports Bar in Powers from 9 a.m.1 p.m. For an appointment, call Debbie Pitts at 497-5723.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Pet Health Fair – The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter is having a Pet Health Fair from 1-5 p.m. at the Black Bear Grill, 301 Avenue A, K.I. Sawyer. This is an opportunity to learn about animal health and care. Lots of free pet stuff (while supplies last). UPAWS will be available to answer questions about its programs, services and adoptions. Tacomo Dog Training will be available to answer questions about dog training and behavior and Gwinn Sawyer Vet Clinic will be available to talk about what they offer in animal care. Angie’s Grooming will be ready to offer grooming advice. Free nail clipping and discounted microchipping will be available.

Cadet Squadron – Lake Superior Cadet Squadron meets 2 p.m. first/third Saturdays at Silver Creek Church. Open to ages 12-21.

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

Baha’i Faith Firesides – meets at 7 p.m. first and third Saturdays. Call 228-6976.

Square Dancing – at 7 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month at the Jacobetti Veterans Center on Fisher Street, Marquette. The cost is $10 per couple, per session. Call 236-1457.

Concert – Alex Marciniak, Leah Reichardt, and Jennifer Lund will be performing together at the Ontonagon Theater at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Poetry Poet Randall Freisinger will give a poetry reading at 7 p.m. at Grandpa’s Barn in Copper Harbor. Call 906-370-5358 for more information or visit

Superior Strings – The Superior String Alliance Chamber Players will perform from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Falling Rock Cafe, Munising. Suggested donation is $5.

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.

Room at the Inn – Members of local Boy Scout Troop 302, invite the community to support a new service project for Room at the Inn. Members of the Troop will be at St. Michael’s Church in Marquette before and after the masses the weekend of July 19. They will be collecting the following items to make 25-50 personal hygiene kits for the Room at the Inn guests: Band- aids, gauze, tooth paste, tooth brushes, trial size shampoo soap, reusable grocery style bags, and wash cloths. When the shelter is back in operation, in September, these will make a great gift to those in need. Donations can be dropped off anytime at St. Michaels Church in Marquette as well. For more information, donate or to volunteer to assemble the kits, call Ian Parkkonen at 906-360-1590.


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

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

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

Breakfast An all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet will be on the third Sunday of each month from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Rock Lions Club, M-35, Rock. Children ages 5 and under eat free. For more information, call 906-359-4835.

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

Worship and Barbecue – Bethel Lutheran Church of Ishpeming will have an outdoor worship service at 10:30 a.m. at Al Quaal Recreation Area. The service will be followed by a barbecue. Those attending are asked to bring a salad or bars, a lawn chair or blanket, and their own dishes and eating utensils. Hamburgers, hot dogs, brats and buns along with beverages will be provided. There is no charge for the event and all are welcome. Games will be provided for children. Call 485-5533.

Hike – The North Country Trail Hikers Chapter of the North Country Trail Association will hold its third Sunday hike. Plan to meet at the Elliott Donnelley Wilderness Parking lot, 12 miles north of Marquette on County Road 550, at 12:45 p.m. Participants will then carpool to a small parking area and start hiking at 1 p.m. to the Little Garlic Falls and the Little Garlic Balds Preserve. Hike will be about 3.5 miles round trip or two plus hours before returning to Elliott Donnelley Wilderness Parking about 4 p.m. Contact Contact Bob Kahl, 228-3037 or or Lorana Jinkerson, 226-6210 or to sign up or get more information.

Dance – A dance is planned at the Trenary Community Building from 1 to 5 p.m. Music will provided by A Little Bit of Outlaws. Everyone is welcome. Admission is $5 and lunch will be available for $3.

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

Artists reception – A reception for Thomas Cappuccio and his exhibit “Where is the Image? Puzzling Manifestation of Reality” will take place from 2-4 p.m. at Michigamme Moonshine Art Gallery. Refreshments will be served. Call 323-6546.

Benefit – A benefit dinner to help Madison Tahtinen, a 2-year-old facing surgery in Ann Arbor, is set from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Bayou Bar and Grill in Harvey. The event is a spaghetti dinner and silent auction. Music will be provided by Michael Hozz starting at 3 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for kids.

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.

Community dinner – Hope Free Evangelical Lutheran Church in west Ishpeming will hold its monthly Community Dinner at 5 p.m. This month, Italian chicken and roasted garlic potatoes will be served. The dinner is free of charge and all are welcome. Contact the church office at 485-5714 for more information.

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

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.

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.


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

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

Clinic Services – available at Marquette County Health Department are: HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. A WIC Clinic will be held from 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.