The calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for the Community Calendar should be submitted in writing, including the phone number of a contact person, no later than one week before the event. Mail to The Mining Journal, Attention: Newsroom/Community Calendar, Box 430, Marquette, MI 49855; fax to 906-228-2617; or email to “mailto:rprusi@miningjournal.net”>rprusi@miningjournal.net, putting calendar in the subject line.

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 Marquette County Health Department are: HIV/AIDs 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.

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 a.m.- 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 afterwards. 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.

Belles – The Ishpeming/Negaunee Belles will meet at noon at the Jasper Ridge Brewery in Ishpeming.

IHS 1955 – Ishpeming High School class of 1955 will be meeting for lunch at noon at UP North Lodge,Gwinn. For more information contact Beverly (Ninnis) Martin at 428-9119 or email lkmartin37@yahoo.com.

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.

Aktion Club – community service group for adults who live with a disability meets 1:30-2:30 p.m. first/third Thursdays at the Tourville West Clubhouse, Marquette. Call Troy Connors at 251-8353 or Miriam Black at 360-9430.

Blood drive – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of Marquette General, will hold a Bloodmobile blood drive from 11 a.m.1 p.m. at Riverside Auto, located at 2600 Ludington Ave. in Escanaba. For an appointment, call Carol Seger at 906-786-1593 or 906-786-5020.

Energy and Beer – A community discussion about energy and beer will take place from 3-5 p.m. in the community room at the Ore Dock Brewing Co., 114 Spring St., Marquette. RSVP to mlarson@minichiganenergyoptions.org.

Living with Cancer Support Group – meets 4 p.m. at the Peter White Public Library Shiras room. For more information, call 420-5844 or 228-2982.

Artists reception – The artists reception for the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center’s September exhibition: Burden of Place by Russell Thorburn and Sons will take place from 4-6 p.m. The show will be running throught Sept. 28, The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is located at 217 N. Front St. in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. For more information or questions, call 228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org.

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

MEA Retired- The Marquette County Chapter of MEA Retired will meet at 4:30 p.m. at the MEA office in Ishpeming. Branko Bojicic from Blue Cross will be the speaker. RSVP to Jody at 485-4658.

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.

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

Lecture – Osama Medany, a professor of English at Egypt’s Minoufiya University, will discuss the role of the arts in the Arab Spring and the 2011 Egyptian uprising during a talk at Northern Michigan University. The talk will begin at 6 p.m. in the Huron Room of the University Center. It is free and open to the public.

Auditions – The Lake Superior Youth Theatre will be holding auditions for its upcoming fall production of “Music Man Jr.” Auditions are at Graveraet School from 6-8:30 p.m. For the schedule, contact LSYT at (906) 362-6453 or email lakesuperioryouththeatre@gmail.com.

NMU auditions – Northern Michigan University will hold community auditions for nearly 90 available roles spread across its fall theater productions. Auditions will be held by appointment from 6-8 p.m. in Forest Roberts Theatre. Times can be scheduled in advance at www.mysignup.com/frt.

Artists reception – The artists reception for the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center’s September SmallWorks exhibition, Weaving Crossroads: New Fibers and Old Traditions by the Yarnwinders Fiber Guild of Marquette, will be from 6-8 p.m. The show runs through Sept. 28. The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center is located at 217 N. Front St. in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. For more information or questions, call (906) 228-0472 or email arts-culture@mqtcty.org.

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.

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 deadine for lunch reservations for the Sept. 10 meeting of the Marquette County Chpater of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel. Call 226-9778 or 486-8096.

Deadline – This is the deadline for reservations for the luncheon of the Upper Peninsula Chapter No. 16 of the State Employee Retirees Association which is at noon Monday, Sept. 8 at the Highland Golf Club, 7 miles west of Escanaba. Phone Arlene Paulson at 906-786-7199 or Frank Berres at 906-786-2965 to make reservations.

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.

Marquette County Health Department – Clinic Services available today 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 at the Lake Superior Village from 8:30 a.m.4 p.m.

Blood drive – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of Marquette General, will hold a Bloodmobile blood drive from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Gogebic County Medical Care Facility, located at 402 N. St. in Wakefield. For an appointment, call Chris Hoff at 906-224-9811, ext. 104

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.-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.

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.

NMU auditions – Northern Michigan University will hold community auditions for nearly 90 available roles spread across its fall theater productions. Auditions will be held by appointment from 6-8 p.m. in Forest Roberts Theatre. Times can be scheduled in advance at www.mysignup.com/frt.

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.

Folk Dancers – The Marquette Folk Dancers offer weekly recreational, international dancing. 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.