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 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 www.pwpl.info.

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 www.pwpl.info.

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 www.pwpl.info.

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 www.pwpl.info 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 www.pwpl.info.

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

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.

Book release celebration – Historian and photographer Mikel B. Classen celebrates the release of his new book, “Au Sable Point Lighthouse” with a presentation at 7 p.m. in the Peter White Public Library Shiras room. A book sale and signing follows the presentation which is open to the public at no admission charge. For more information call the library at 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.

L’Anse concert – The rocking music of Ironland will continue the L’Anse Lakefront Concerts. The free concerts are presented by the L’Anse DDA at 7 p.m. every Thursday 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.

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

Deadline – This is the deadline for registering a party for National Night Out, the annual community celebration bringing neighbors together. Parties are to be held between Aug. 1-15. Call 485-1782 to register or for more information.

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 from 8:30 a.m.4 p.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous – Women’s meeting, 10 a.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church basement, Negaunee.

Musikgarten – Drop in for kids from 10-11 a.m. with Corrine Rockow. For $5 a day, at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center.

Next Chapter Book Club – meets from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. weekly in the Teen Area of Peter White Public Library in Marquette. Call Ellen Moore at 226-4312 or email emoore@pwpl.info.

LEGO Club – 11 a.m. to noon Peter White Public Library Shiras Room.

LEGO Club for ages 5 and up. Listen to a story and work with others to build projects related to the story. Free. LEGOs provided. For more information call 226-4320 or visit www.pwpl.info.

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

Alcoholics Anonymous – women’s closed “A Woman’s Way Through the 12 Steps” book discussion meeting at noon, Marquette Missionary Church. Handicapped accessible. Call AA hotline at 249-4430.

Jayne’s Bridge Club – plays at 1 p.m. at the Marquette Senior Center, 300 Spring St. Call 225-1456. Partners guaranteed.

Alanon – meets 1:30 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, corner of First and Canda streets, Ishpeming.

Fill the Boot – Several members of the Marquette Fire Department Local No. 643 will fan out across the city with boots in hand for this year’s drive for the Muscular Dystrophy Association from 3-6 p.m. The firefighters will be at the intersections of North McClellan Avenue and Cleveland Avenue; and Third Street and West Hewitt Avenue.

Tie Dye – Come to the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library at 4 p.m. for tie-dye experiments. Ages 8 and up. Contact the library at 486-4381 for more information.

Ninjitsu class offered 4-5:30 p.m., Northern Lights Martial Arts Center, Marquette. For details call 346-9054.

Fish Fry – is 5-7:30 p.m., Negaunee Eagles Club.

Local Authors Night – At Panara Imports, 125 W. Washington St., Marquette. Readings of poetry by local authors Amber Edmondson, Michael A. Greer, Tara C. Hill, Raja Howe and David Jaicks. Free admission. Refreshments. For more info, 226-4604 or marquettepoetscircle.wordpress.com.

Teen Night – is 6-10 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Gwinn. Free movies, games and popcorn. Call 346-6115.

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

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

Family Square Dance – weekly lessons offered 6:20-7:20 p.m. at Dance Zone, 1113 Lincoln Ave., Marquette. Cost: $5 per family per evening. Call 225-5702.

VFW Post 4573 Men’s Bingo – early birds meet at 6:20 p.m. No smoking.

Marquette Folk Dancers – The dancers meet at 7 p.m. at Northern Lights Martial Arts, 1500 W. Washington (enter door on east side of building facing OfficeMax). Wear soft-soled shoes. Phone 226-3788.

Family Dance Nights – at 7 p.m. at Dance Zone, 1113 Lincoln Ave., Marquette. The cost is $5 per family, per session. Bring clean shoes. Call 236-1457.

Reformers Unanimous – addiction classes meet 7-9 p.m., Heritage Baptist Church, 3755 County Road 456, Skandia. Call the Rev. Lon Russell at 942-7900 or 360-7901.

Alcoholics Anonymous – (closed 12 and 12/non-smoking) meets 8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Munising.

Alcoholics Anonymous – Native American Group meets 8-9 p.m., 1901 Longyear Ave., Marquette. Call 228-8155.

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.

Narcotics Anonymous – open meeting at 9 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 927 W. Fair Ave., Marquette. Call 866-506-6557.

Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser – Scene and Reheard, a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marquette County, will be at the Dry Dock in Harvey starting at 9 p.m. Suggested donation $5.

Saturday

Red Earth Classic – Day of the event registration starts at 7 a.m. at Bell Forest Products in Ishpeming. Three races are planned: long track, short track and junior classic. Visit www.redearthclassic.com for more information.

Library fundraiser – Friends of the Forsyth Township Library will kick off a fundraiser during Gwinn Fun Daze. “Support a Shelf” will enable library patrons to purchase a brass name plate and have it engraved. The plate will be attached to a shelf in the new library and become a part of history. The money raised will be used to purchase items for inside the new building such as furniture and computers. Call 346-3433.

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.

Hotcakes for Hospice – The second annual Hotcakes for Hospice is set from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Frazier Boat Yard, Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette. On the menu are hotcakes, French toast, sausage links, coffee, milk, orange juice, maple syrup and fresh blueberries. Tickets are $12 for ages 13 and up; $5 for ages 6-12; and free for those 5 and under. All proceeds benefit Lake Superior Hospice. Call 225-7760.

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.

The 2014 Grand Marais Garden Tour – will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s theme is “Birds in the Garden.” Tickets for the garden tour are $10 and can be purchased the day of the tour at the Community Center on Brazel Street or the Gazebo on the Greenspace. For more information, visit gardentour.grandmaraismichigan.com or contact Melissa Carothers at 658-3478.

Fill the Boot – Several members of the Marquette Fire Department Local No. 643 will fan out across the city with boots in hand for this year’s drive for the Muscular Dystrophy Association from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The firefighters will be at the intersections of Washington Street and Front Street; Third Street and West Hewitt Avenue.; and Pine Street and Fair Avenue.