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.


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.

Clinic services – Clinic Services available at the 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 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

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.

Summer reading – Summer Reading Activities at the Richmond Township Library in Palmer every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m.. with the last activity being held on July 30. For more information and to register call 475-5241.

Auditions – The Marquette Downtown Development Authority and Lake Superior Youth Theatre will be holding auditions from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the third floor of Graveraet School, 611 N. Front St. in Marquette for the annual Downtown Marquette Blueberry Festival Youth Talent Show. For more information, call Nikke Nason at 362-6453 or email

Graveraet 1952 – The Graveraet Class of 1952 will meet at noon the fourth Wednesday of the month at Vango’s in Marquette.

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.

Splash Boom Read! – 1-3 p.m. on the Peter White Public Library front lawn. Come have fun in the sun with water. Participate in water science experiments and water games. Ages 8 and up; children under 8 are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Free. For more information call 226-4323 or visit

Bloodmobile – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of Marquette General, will hold a Bloodmobile blood drive at Grace Lutheran Church in Gwinn from 25 p.m. For an appointment, call Joyce Styer at 346-7595.

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.

Children’s Book Club – The Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library has snacks and discussion of “Violet Mackerel’s Natural Habitat” by Anna Branford at its annual Summer Children’s Book Club at 5 p.m. Call the library at 486-4381 for more information

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

Caregiver Support – A Caregiver Support Group meets from 6 to 7 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of the month in the Huron Room at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry. Call 293-9156.

Board of Health – The Marquette County Board of Health will meet at 6 p.m. in Room 231 of the Henry A. Skewis Courthouse Annex, Maruqete. For more information, visit

Historical Marquette Bus Tours – Departs at 6 p.m. from the Marquette Regional History Center. $15. Call 226-3571 or visit for more information.

Zumba Gold Class – will be from 6-7 p.m. at the New Attitudes Dance Studio,118 W. Washington St., Marquette. It is a drop-in class no registration required. Participants can pay at the time of the class. The cost is $5 a class or $20 for a month. The instructor is Valerie Bradley. For more information, call 906-273-0423.

ACA – Adult Children of Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families Big Red Book study meeting is 6-7 p.m. at the Alano Club, 1202 S. Front St., Marquette. Call 273-0396.

Narcotics Anonymous – “New Beginnings” group meets 6 p.m., Great Lakes Youth Recovery Center, Marquette (Treatment center rules apply).

Zumba Lessons – 6 p.m. at Dance Zone, located at 1113 Lincoln Ave., Marquette. $4 per session, $20 for six sessions. Call 236-1457.

Evening Zumba – from 6-6:45 p.m. at Dance Zone in Marquette with instructor Ashley Carlstrom. Open sessions are $4 per person or $20 for six sessions. Call 236-1457.

Bridge – played at 6:30 p.m. at Superiorland Bridge Club, Suite 18, Westwood Mall, Marquette. Call 225-1047 for info/partners.

Special Olympics Michigan Area 36 – Alger, Marquette, Baraga, Houghton, and Keweenaw, will hold a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Marquette Holiday Inn, in the Timbers room. Area 36 has a need to fill positions on its management team. Special Olympics is a non-profit organization that offers a year round sports program for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Anyone who is interested in becoming a part of the team is welcome to come to the meeting. More information will be given as to what the unfilled positions will require.

Video series – Living Faith Fellowship Church of Gwinn is showing a video series by Pastor Dan Betzer of 1st Assembly of God in Fort Myers. Florida.

This series is being shown at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The series is titled “The Jesus Nobody Knows” and is based on the gospels. Living Faith Fellowship is located on the corner of M-35 and Blue Lake Road.

Concert – The Negaunee City Band continues its summer series of free concerts at 7:30 p.m. at the Outdoor Performing Arts Center at the east end of Iron Street.

Alcoholics Anonymous – (closed/non-smoking) meets 8 p.m., Eden Lutheran Church, Munising.


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

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 at Marquette County Health Department: 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.

U.P. Children’s Museum – Grandparents receive free admission and snacks from 10 -11:30 a.m. or 6-7:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month.

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

The Men’s Lunch Group – meets at 11 a.m. fourth Thursdays at Hong Kong Buffet, Marquette. For details call Phil Puotinen at 228-3910.

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

Spark a Reaction Books & Bites Club -Dangerous Books & Forbidden Fruits, noon on the front lawn at Peter White Public Library. Bring a bag lunch and talk about books that have been banned or challenged. The library will provide “forbidden” fruits for dessert. Grades 6 and up are welcome. Free of charge. If it rains, meet inside in the Youth Services Dept. For more information, call 226-4323 or visit

The Elba Morse Club – will meet at Perkins at 11:30 a.m. The meeting is open to all retired nurses and their guests. No reservations required.

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.

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.

Bloodmobile blood drive – at NorthStar Health System in Iron River from 36 p.m. For an appointment, call Mark Radke at 360-0232 or 265-3098.

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

LEGO – LEGO-themed booths, projects, and contests at the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library at 5 p.m. Fun for the whole family. Contact the library at 486-4381 for more information.

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 p.m. to enjoy a screening of “American Hustle” in the library’s Community room. BYO Dinner Theater welcomes the public to bring their own takeout supper and enjoy a 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.

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 your reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a friendly, calm dog. Free, no registration required. For more information, call 226-4320 or visit

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

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