Now through Sept. 2

“THE WALL THAT HEALS” WILL BE AT CRIVITZ COMMUNITY VETERANS PARK. The Wall will be open 24 hours and is free to the public.  Ceremonies will be held and keynote speakers will be sharing throughout the course of the Memorial’s visit.

Now through Sept. 3

MENOMINEE HERITAGE MUSEUM. The museum located in the old St. John's Catholic Church, 904 11th Ave., Menominee is on the National Register of Historical Places. Persons are invited to check out the new displays this summer. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. For more information, persons may call Ms. Hoijer or Mr. Kaufman at 906-863-9000; email menomineeheritagemuseum@gmail.com or visit the website at https://www.facebook.com/MenomineeHeritageMuseum/.

Now through Sept. 29          

MENOMINEE HISTORIC DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET.  Held every Saturday at the corner of 1st Street and 8th Avenue across from the Band Shell, from 9 a.m. to noon. The market features an abundance of local produce, bake goods, meat, fish, eggs and more and accepts all variety of payment options.  Interested vendors are always welcome. For more information, persons may email menomineehdfarmersmarket@gmail.com; call 906-863-8718; visit www.menomineefarmersmarket.com or follow the market on https://www.facebook.com/MenomineeFarmersMarket/

Now through Oct. 8

PESHTIGO FIRE MUSEUM OPEN. Located at 400 Oconto Ave., Peshtigo, the museum is open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Visitors are welcome to explore on their own or hear stories about the fire from the museum guides. For more information, persons may call 715-582-3244 or visit the website at peshtigofiremuseum.com.

Now through Dec. 17

PRESBYTERIAN PEANUTS. Available from the Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 1947 Riverside Ave., Marinette on Mondays. These are one pound bags of jumbo deep fried peanuts at $8 per pound. Advance orders are required. For more information and to place an order, persons may call 715-735-3025, Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Sept. 1

TRAP SHOOT. Held by the Crivitz American Legion Post 413 at the Lake Noquebay Sportsman’s Club, N9200 Maple Beach Road, two blocks south of County Highway X, east of Middle Inlet from noon to 4 p.m. There will be turkey and ham raffles throughout the day and food and beverages will be available. In case of rain it will be held Sept. 2nd. For more information, persons may call Larry Lundberg at 715-854-2672.

FLEA MARKET & CRAFTS. Held at the Veteran's Park in downtown Stephenson with all proceeds to benefit the Stephenson Eagles Athletic Booster Club. One table space cost $5; 2 to 5 tables $10 and over 5 tables $20. Reservations are not needed.  For more information, persons may call 906-788-4750.

CAR SHOW. Held at the Marinette Moose Lodge. This event is open to the public. For more information, persons may call Larry Liljestrand at 715-732-4152.

Sept. 2            

ICE CREAM SOCIAL / PICNIC. Held at the West Shore Fishing Museum located 15 miles north of Menominee on M-35, from noon to 4 p.m. Enter the museum grounds through Bailey Park at N5146 M-35. Community picnic with brats and dogs, famous homemade pies, ice cream, root beer, live music, children’s games and raffles. Persons can explore three museum buildings, the gift shop, five commercial fishing boats, nature trails, and beautiful gardens and grounds. For more information, persons may call the West Shore Fishing Museum at 715-923-9756.

BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS. Held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2901 13th St., Menominee, when the book bags and backpacks of children and teachers will be blessed during the 10 a.m. worship service. All area children and teachers are invited to receive God's blessing of peace and protection as they start out the new school year.

Sept. 4 through May 24

DAR BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB – AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM. Registration is available at $20 per school year. There will be gym activities, homework help, arts and crafts, HAM Radio, social recreation, a free meal daily and more. The club is also open on no school days and early release days at no additional fee. For more information, persons may call 906-863-9512.

Sept. 5

WRITING COVER LETTERS AND RESUMES. Free marketing yourself workshop held at the Job Center of Wisconsin, 1605 University Drive, funded by Bay Area Workforce development board in partnership with Goodwill Industries, from 9to 11 a.m. Registration is required. For more information, persons may call Marinette Job Center at 715-732-7854 or 715-732-7756.

Sept. 5 and Oct. 3

YMCA CPR & AED TRAINING. Classes held from 6 to 9 p.m. and require registration. The cost for YMCA members is $25 and $50 for non-members. For more information and to register, persons may call the welcome desk at 906-863-9983 or email rfinch@mmymca.org.

Sept. 5 to Nov. 14

NORTH COUNTY KICKERS DANCING LESSONS. Held at Equity Hall, Highway 64, west of Marinette at 7 p.m. The cost is $4 for non-club members and persons of all ages are welcome and may bring a friend, a partner or come solo. For more information, persons may call Charles Bishop at 920-530-4373, Sharllotte Swanson at 715-735-5548 or Dave Kvam at 715-735-5513.

Sept. 6

PEPPERS: ARE YOU SWEET OR SPICY? Held at the Harmony Arboretum Demonstration Gardens from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tasting peppers can become an adventure in taste bud trauma if you don’t know what you are sampling. This evening will afford the chance to knowingly sample a wide array of mild, warm, or spicy pepper cultivars and possibly a few dishes made from them. There will also be a review of plant care, proper harvest and storage procedures, and some ways to preserve them for later use. For more information, persons may call 715-732-7510 or toll-free at 877-884-4408.

Sept. 6 through May 19

OUR SAVIOR’S QUILTERS TO MEET. Held in the church hall, at the corner of University Drive and Pierce Avenue, Marinette for the start of the winter season the first and third Thursdays each month at 8 a.m.  Volunteers are welcome. The work includes jobs for a variety of talents, sewing and non-sewing and the finished quilts will be donated to local charities and the Lutheran World Relief. Donations of material are welcome. For more information, persons may call Our Savior’s office at 715-735-3101.

Sept 7 and 21

“RED FLAG” WORKSHOP. Free marketing yourself workshop held at the Job Center of Wisconsin, 1605 University Drive, funded by Bay Area Workforce development board in partnership with Goodwill Industries, from 10 to 11 a.m. Registration is required. For more information, persons may call Marinette Job Center at 715-732-7854 or 715-732-7756.

Sept. 8

32ND ANNUAL MODEL TRAIN SHOW & 2ND ANNUAL FAMILY FUN DAY. Held at the Menominee Regional Airport by the Wisconsin and Michigan Model Railroad Club of Marinette, WI and Menominee, MI., from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. featuring real planes, model trains, automobiles, motorcycles, and tractors. There will be a craft show, food and beverages, Merline’s Magic, balloon art and face painting, the car show, bounce slide and ball pit as well as $50 Chemair Helicopter Rides.

Sept. 8; Oct.6

BIOBLITZ. Held at the Harmony Arboretum, N3890 County Road E, Peshtigo or Dave’s Falls in Amberg from 9 to 10 a.m. All ages are invited to Meet Miss Lara from the Stephenson Public Library to see what kind of plants and animals live right here in Marinette County. Events are free and open to all ages, but preregistration is needed. For more information and to register, persons may call the library at 715-732-7570.

Sept. 9

HOLY REDEEMER FESTIVAL. Held at the at the Holy Redeemer Parish, W5541 Birch Creek Road, Menominee, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The chicken dinner, served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. includes mash potatoes, gravy, coleslaw, green beans, a roll and a beverage. There will be other food items available as well as a variety of activities which include a large raffle, bake sale, farmers market, basket raffle, silent auction, rummage sale, kids and adult games. Music will be provided by Chuck Johnson.

Sept. 10 through Oct. 17

JAPANESE. Held in room M-109 at UW-Marinette, Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 8 pm. The cost is $129 and the class will cover the Japanese writing systems of Katakana, Hiragana and Kanji, as well as pronunciation and basic conversation along with an overview of Japanese history and culture. Individual and class interests related to Japan will be addressed to add to the learning and cultural experience. For more information and to register, persons may visit http://www.uwgb.edu/continuing-professional-education/uw-marinette/continuing-education-classes/ or call 920-465-2642.

Sept. 11

MARINETTE CHAPTER OF DUCKS UNLIMITED ANNUAL DINNER. Held at Little River Country Club, Shore Drive in Marinette with doors opening at 5 p.m. and the dinner program beginning at 7. The cost is $50 per person and includes a single membership, a subscription to the magazine and a chance to win prizes. Family members residing at the same address can purchase one ticket for $50 and additional tickets at $25 each. Ticket packages for the pre-event 50/50/50 raffle are available at a cost of $50 for 55 tickets, if purchased before Sept. 1. No tickets will be sold at the door. There are also sponsorship packages available. For more information and to sponsor, persons may call 715-732-0676.

DOG TRAINING CLASSES. Dog obedience classes held by the Tri-County Dog Training Academy will be held at the Marinette Armory, 2000 Mary St., Marinette.  Advanced registration is suggested as classes are limited. Orientation night begins with registration from 6:30 to7 p.m. and program begins at 7. Dogs do not attend orientation night.  We offer Puppy, Beginner, and Advanced levels.  For more information and an enrollment form people may visit Facebook or www.tricountydogtraining.org or call 906-792-5989.

Sept. 11, 18, 25; Oct. 2, 9, 16, 30; Nov. 6, 13; Dec. 4, 11

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME. Held at the Stephenson Public Library in Marinette at 10 a.m. for children 3 to 6 years old, their caregivers and siblings who like to listen to stories, sing songs, and make a craft to take home. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.  For more information, persons may visit the Facebook page at Stephenson Public Library; the website at http://marinettecountylibraries.org under the Marinette page or call 715-732-7570.

Sept. 12

REVIEW OF THE VOYAGEUR MAGAZINE HISTORY. Held at the Stephenson Public Library in Marinette at 6 p.m. Voyageur: Northeast Wisconsin’s Historical Review is a local history magazine published twice a year by the Brown County Historical Society and co-sponsored by the UW-Green Bay. At this event, editor David Voelker will give a brief history of the magazine’s 35 years of publication and explain how locals may submit articles for publication. Following Professor Voelker’s introduction, Dr. Dan Kallgren will talk at length about the research and findings compiled in his Voyager article, “From Berggren’s to Super Walmart: The Evolving Food Retail Landscape in Marinette, Wisconsin.”

BAKED POTATO BUFFET. Held at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church, N6095 U.S. 41, Wallace, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The buffet includes an assortment of hot toppings for the baked potato, green salad, infused water, lemonade, coffee and dessert. A suggested donation is $10 for adults; $5 for children from 6 to 12 years old and free for those 5 and younger.

JOB APPLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWING SKILLS. Free marketing yourself workshop held at the Job Center of Wisconsin, 1605 University Drive, funded by Bay Area Workforce development board in partnership with Goodwill Industries, from 9 to 11 a.m. Registration is required. For more information, persons may call Marinette Job Center at 715-732-7854 or 715-732-7756.

Sept. 12, 13

THEATRE ON THE BAY “EURYDICE” AUDITIONS. Playwright Sarah Ruhl’s contemporary take on the Orpheus myth from Eurydice’s perspective will be held by appointment in room T-133 in the Fine Arts Building at UW-Marinette from 7 to 9 p.m. Those auditioning should be prepared to read from pieces provided at the audition and a comedic monologue no longer than two minutes is welcome, but not required. Casting is very flexible in terms of age and gender identification. Scripts will be available for use in library at the UW-Green Bay and Marinette campus libraries by Sept. 4. Rehearsals will take place in the evenings and on weekends from Sept. 17 to Nov. 8 and public performances will be Nov. 9 to 11 and 16 to 18. There is no fee to audition or to perform in Theatre on the Bay shows. To sign up for an audition, persons may visit the website at https://www.tinyurl.com/TOBAuditions. For more information, persons may email rebecca.stonethornbe@uwc.edu (preferred) or call 715-735-4314.

Sept. 12, 19, 26; Oct. 3, 10, 17, 31; Nov. 7, 14; December 5, 12

ITSY BITSY STORY TIME. Held at the Stephenson Public Library in Marinette at 10 a.m. for children from birth to 3 years old, their caregivers and siblings who like to listen to stories, sing songs with interactive play to foster bonding and learning, followed by play and exploration time. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.  For more information, persons may visit the Facebook page at Stephenson Public Library; the website at http://marinettecountylibraries.org under the Marinette page or call 715-732-7570.

Sept. 13

ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAINING PROGRAM. Offered by the University of Wisconsin Green Bay and held at the WI Maritime Center of Excellence (WMCOE), 1320 Main St., Marinette from 6 to 9 p.m. Identifying customers, determining their needs and analyzing that information into a feasible plan for starting or growing a business will be some of the topics featured. The cost is $250 if a business plan is accepted and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will provide the remaining $750 in tuition assistance. Persons must register online as well as apply for the grant to by fully registered for this course. For more information and to register, persons may call 920-496-2117.

AMERICAN LEGION #39 BRAT FRY. Held at Jack’s Fresh Market, 1507 Cleveland Ave., Marinette, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sept. 14, 28

SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP. Free marketing yourself workshop held at the Job Center of Wisconsin, 1605 University Drive, funded by Bay Area Workforce development board in partnership with Goodwill Industries, from 10 to 11 a.m. Registration is required. For more information, persons may call Marinette Job Center at 715-732-7854 or 715-732-7756.

Sept. 15

EASTON ANDERSON 5K FUN RUN/WALK. Beginning at Forgotten Fire Winery, N2393 Schacht Road, with registration at 8 a.m. and the run/walk at 9. Easton, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor and neurofibromatosis Type 1, will undergo a year of chemotherapy and multiple doctor appointments at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. The fundraiser will assist the family with medical bills. The event will also feature a variety of activities including a bucket raffle as well as music, snacks and wine. Registration for the run/walk is $20 per person (including a T-shirt) if completed by Sept. 12; and includes a T-shirt and $25 after that date and forms are available at Anytime Fitness, 2025 Marinette Ave., Forgotten Fire Winery and online on Team Easton 5k Fun Run/Walk Facebook page. For more information or to contribute, persons may call Molly Anderson at 715-938-4302; email andersonfamily0613@gmail.com; or make checks payable to Easton Anderson Benefit and mail to Molly & Jacob Anderson, W4716 Apple Lane, Marinette, WI., 54143.

VACATION BIBLE SATURDAY. Held at the Faith Lutheran Church, 4009 Irving St., Marinette, under the theme A Walk with Jesus; Part Two- Parables beginning at 8:30 a.m. A guide through the teaching stories of Jesus with an opening story, games, crafts, music, and a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. to follow.

OKTOBERFEST IN CRIVITZ. Held at the Crivitz Community Veterans Park, 510 Louisa St., from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. There will be German food, beverages, live bands, adult contests, children’s games and more. For more information, persons may call the Crivitz Village Hall at 715-854-2748.      

PLANT SALE AND PLANT PEST CLINIC

Held at the Harmony Arboretum Demonstration Gardens from 9 a.m. to noon. Support the work done at the Gardens by purchasing plants from the Northern Lights Master Gardener Volunteers. UW-Extension Horticulture Agent will be on hand to identify and plant pest samples brought in and assist in pest management issues. For more information, persons may call 715-732-7510 or toll-free at 877-884-4408.

Sept. 15, 22, 29 and Oct. 13

FALL FEATHER AND FUR SWAP SCHEDULE. Held from 8 a.m. to noon at Stephenson Marketing Coop in Stephenson, Sept. 15; Tractor Supply Company in Marinette, Sept. 22; Marinette Farm and Garden in Marinette, Sept. 29; and Peshtigo Feed Mill in Peshtigo, Oct. 13.

The public is invited to buy, sell, or trade all types of birds, rabbits, small animals, pets, livestock, and equipment and there is no admission fee for the buyers or sellers.  Swap participants are reminded that they are responsible for complying with all state and local rules and regulations regarding transportation and sale of animals. Participants must provide their own cages.  For more information or to join the club, persons may call Joe Michalko or Sharon Larscheid at 715-596-0284; Mary or Doug Quaak at 906-753-4153.

Sept. 17

MAKING SENSE OF CREDIT REPORTS. Held at the Stephenson Public Library in Marinette at 6 p.m. Melissa Mathews and Jeff Myster from the Stephenson National Bank & Trust will lead an informational conversation to help participants read a credit report and discuss strategies to improve an individual's score. This session is geared toward adults, but teens may find this information useful, too. For more information and to register, persons may call 715-732-7570.

Sept. 17 through Oct. 25

LET’S SPEAK SPANISH ¡LO BÁSICO! Held in room M107 at UW-Marinette Mondays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $129. Beginning Spanish classes will introduce participants to basic vocabulary and expressions used in everyday situations. The foundational grammar lessons cover how to ask and respond to simple questions, engage in simple conversations, interact in everyday situations, read a variety of basic written materials, and write simple sentences. ¡Hablamos español! Let’s speak Spanish! For more information and to register, persons may visit http://www.uwgb.edu/continuing-professional-education/uw-marinette/continuing-education-classes/ or call 920-465-2642.

Sept. 19

YOUTH BOOK CLUB. Held at the Stephenson Public Library in Marinette at 4 p.m. The club will include discussion of the book “Redwall” by Brian Jacques and a related activity.  Limited copies of the book will be available at the library for check out early in the month or reserve your copy with your library card online with infoSoup.  For more up-to-date closings and event information, persons may visit the Facebook page at Stephenson Public Library; the website at http://marinettecountylibraries.org under the Marinette page, or call 715-732-7570.

Sept. 20

BEGINNING LATIN. Held at First Trinity Lutheran Church, 916 Wells Street, Marinette, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 5:15 p.m. There is no charge for the instruction but the textbook cost $25.  All ages are welcome. For more information and to register, persons may call 715-735-9212.

WOMEN’S GIVING CIRCLE ANNUAL GATHERING AND GRANT CEREMONY. Held in the main building at the UW-Marinette Café from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be hors d'oeuvres, raffles, prizes and more. Attendees are encouraged to wear a favorite hat and bring a friend or two. The program will include 2018 Grant Awards and a presentation of the fifth annual Queen Marinette award to recognize a local woman who works towards creating a positive impact on the lives of women and girls. A $5 per person donation will be collected at the door.

Sept. 22

SWEDISH PANCAKE SUPPER AND FALL HARVEST BAKE SALE. Held at the Bethel Lutheran Church, 1309 14th Ave., Menominee, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The supper includes traditional Swedish pancakes with lingonberries, sausage, fruit and a beverage. The requested donation of $6 for adults; $3 for children from 5 to 12 years old and free for children younger than 5. A fall harvest bake sale and children's activity table will also be featured. Proceeds will support scholarships to attend Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp. Everyone is welcome.

MENOMINEE HISTORIC WATERFRONT DOWNTOWN GIANT PUMPKIN FESTIVAL. Held at the Menominee Memorial Great Lakes Park, with local music, vendors, pie eating contest, seed spitting, pumpkin carving, bouncy jumpers, and the giant pumpkin race and more. For more information, persons and vendors may call 906-863-8718 or email giantpumpkinfestival6@gmail.com.

Sept. 24

INSIGHT INTO PARKINSON’S. Sponsored by the Red Horse Parkinson Alliance, Inc and Marinette Menominee Area Parkinson Support Group and held at Riverside Golf Club, 3415 14th Ave., Menominee, with registration beginning at 9 a.m. Education is scheduled from 10 a.m.  to 2 p.m.  with speakers which include Dr. Paul Nausieda, Medical Director, World-Renowned Neurologist and Movement Disorder Specialist, Dacy Reimer, APNP-C, specializing in Neurology and Movement Disorders and Sheila Zelenski, Motivational Speaker, specializing in Building Motivation, Knowledge and Management. There will also be displays, information and light refreshments available. Registration is required by Sept. 17. For more information and to register, persons may call Pat Ihler at 906-863-9445 or Christine Pecard at 715-938-1076.

Sept. 24; Oct. 22; Nov. 26

GENEALOGY DISCUSSION GROUP. Held at the Stephenson Public Library in Marinette at 6 p.m. Local genealogists are invited to keep up with their research, learn about new resources, and meet other local genealogists. This session will be the last regular meeting of the Genealogy Discussion Group for the season. Members will talk about resources and other researching knowledge learned from attending genealogy workshops around the state. For more information, persons may call Mariel at 715-732-7570.

Sept. 25 through Oct. 30

BASIC SIGN LANGUAGE – BEGINNER. Held in room M-109 at UW-Marinette, Tuesdays at 6 p.m. The cost is $89. This course is open to those who are just getting started with American Sign Language and participants will learn fingerspelling for relationships and family members, sentence structure and much more in a friendly and fun environment. Participants are required to purchase The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Conversational Sign Language Illustrated. For more information and to register, persons may visit http://www.uwgb.edu/continuing-professional-education/uw-marinette/continuing-education-classes/ or call 920-465-2642.

Sept. 26; Oct. 24; Nov. 28; Dec. 19

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB. Held at the Stephenson Public Library at 1 p.m. to discuss the selected book of the month. Upcoming reading selections are posted on the library’s website: www.marinettecountylibraries.org. New members are always welcome to join the discussion. For more information, for the selection of the month and to borrow copies of the book club books, persons may call the library at 715-732-7570 or visit InfoSoup.org

Sept. 27

NOSHES UP NORTH CULINARY MYSTERY SERIES – AUTHOR MARY GRACE MURPHY. Held at the Stephenson Public Library at 6 p.m. Author Mary Grace Murphy will discuss the series and how she got started writing books. Books will be for sale following the presentation.

WOMEN’S HEALTH FAIR & SEMINAR. Held by Respite Care of Marinette and Menominee counties at the Island Resort & Casino at 9 a.m. EST with speakers beginning at 11. The cost is $10 and includes lunch. For more information and to register, persons may call 715-732-4474.

Sept. 29-30

FALL COLOR WEEKEND. Held at Governor Thompson State Park, N10008 Paust Lane, Crivitz. On this weekend there is a trail to view the best fall colors in the park. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Governor Thompson State Park. For more information, persons may call 715-757-3979.

Oct. 1

FIVE KEYS TO RETIRING FEARLESSLY WORKSHOP. Alan DeWitt of Thrivent Financial will lead the workshop at the Stephenson Public Library in Marinette with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and the event starting at 6. In this session, Alan will uncover five keys to unlocking a retirement that is free from worry, where persons can feel confidence in their ability to achieve goals. Come early to eat and meet Alan. Registration is required. For more information and to register, persons may call the library at 715-732-7570.

READING CIRCLE. Meet with Librarian Mariel to talk about books, books, and more books. To complement the BioBlitz display, Mariel will focus on books about nature — both fiction and nonfiction. In addition to bringing reading suggestions, Mariel will ask about the books being read and the books recommended to others. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more up-to-date closings and event information, persons may visit the Facebook page at Stephenson Public Library; the website at http://marinettecountylibraries.org under the Marinette page, or call 715-732-7570.

Oct. 4

FALL LANDSCAPE & GARDEN MANAGEMENT. Held at the Harmony Arboretum Demonstration Gardens from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Although the growing season is mostly over by early October, there are still a litany of tasks we can and should be doing to get our gardens and landscapes ready for the next growing season. Join in the discussion and hands-on activities at this session led by UW-Extension Horticulture Agent Scott Reuss. For more information, persons may call 715-732-7510 or toll-free at 877-884-4408.

Oct. 6

MENOMINEE ANIMAL SHELTER AUCTION. Held at the Pullman House, N2190 US Highway 41, beginning at 5 p.m. There will be cocktails, food, silent and live auction. Tickets, which must be purchased in advance, cost $25 and are available at the shelter, JD 1st Real Estate in Menominee, online at www.mashelter.org or persons may call 715-9253-2216.

WAUSAUKEE FALL FESTIVAL. Registration/check-in will begin at 704 Main St., at the corner of Highway 141 and Harrison Ave., on the east side of the street, downtown Wausaukee, at 7 a.m. There will be a variety of activities with over 100 vendors/crafters, music by Daze 2 Nights, free horse-drawn wagon rides and face painting for kids, booyah by Pastor Fred’s Food Pantry, bake sales, food, refreshments, Black Husky Brewing, farmer’s market and more. Spaces 10x10 feet or 10x5 feet located in front of some businesses will be available for a $20 donation and canopy structures are allowed. Proceeds and donations will be used to support this event.

Oct. 8

ASTRONOMY AT THE ARBORETUM. Held at the Harmony Arboretum Demonstration Gardens from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Introduction to stars, constellations, star lore and other space-related topics which includes a stargazing tour.  Dress for the weather, hot beverages will be provided. If inclement weather or mostly overcast, the event will be cancelled. For more information, persons may call 715-732-7510 or toll-free at 877-884-4408.

Oct. 9 and 16

CAKE DECORATING. Held in the campus cafeteria at UW-Marinette from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $39. Attendees will learn how to stack, frost and decorate cakes and cupcakes in this two-night class. The first class will be all about frosting and in the second class participants will put those skills to the test when they frost their cake/cupcakes and learn how to make decorations. Participants will be required to bring an unfrosted 8-inch cake, or 12 unfrosted cupcakes to the second class. For more information and to register, persons may visit http://www.uwgb.edu/continuing-professional-education/uw-marinette/continuing-education-classes/ or call 920-465-2642.

Oct. 13

HALLOWEEN FAMILY FUN FEST. Held at the Harmony Arboretum Demonstration Gardens from 2 to 5 p.m. A family oriented event for kids. Hands-on nature crafts, games, farm animal learning and petting area, with many more activities. This event is free but food pantry donations accepted at the entrance. For more information, persons may call 715-732-7510; toll-free at 877-884-4408 or visit the website at http://marinette.uwex.edu.

Oct. 15

THE STANLEY TOY STORY: FAME TO FIRE. Held at the Stephenson Public Library at 6 p.m. David Retzlaff, a lifelong resident of Oconto, Wisconsin, has made Oconto's former Stanley Toy Company building his home since 2005. At this presentation, David will give a brief history of the Stanley Toy Company and talk about his research on the company. Books will be available for sale following the presentation.

Oct. 17

AVADA HEARING SCREENING. Held at the Stephenson Public Library in Marinette from 1 to 4 p.m. Avada Audiology and Hearing Care would like to invite everyone over the age of 50 in for a complimentary hearing screening. For more information and to register for an appointment, persons may call the library at 715-732-7570.

YOUTH BOOK CLUB. Held at the Stephenson Public Library in Marinette, at 4 p.m. The club will include a discussion of the book “The Westing Game” by Ellen Raskin and a related activity.  Limited copies of the book will be available at the library for check out early in the month or reserve your copy with your library card online with InfoSoup. For more up-to-date closings and event information, persons may visit the Facebook page at Stephenson Public Library; the website at http://marinettecountylibraries.org under the Marinette page, or call 715-732-7570.

Oct. 20

OCTOBERFEST. Held at St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 1200 Main St. in Marinette from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Enjoy a classic German buffet and music with our big board raffle. Dinner and raffle tickets must be purchased in advance at the school. For more information and to purchase tickets, persons may call 715-735-7481.

Oct. 21

NORTHEASTERN WISCONSIN CONCERT BAND. Fall Concert at the W.J. Jones Auditorium in Marinette High School, 2135 Pierce Ave. at 3:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door at a cost of $5 for adults and $2 for students. For more information about the band, persons may visit the website at http://www.newconcertband.com/

Nov. 3

CRAFT/VENDOR SHOW. Held at the First Trinity Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 920 Wells St., Marinette, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be many handmade items such as rugs, blankets, scarves, aprons, linens, towels, quilts, country and holiday items and decorations made of wood and glass as well as bird feeders, jewelry, pillows, food, beverages and a variety of other items. Vendors such as Pampered Chef, Lemon Grass Spa Products, do Terra Essential Oils, and Thrifty one gifts will also be displaying their goods. Brats, walking tacos, nachos, veggies and dip, desserts and beverages will be available throughout the day.

Nov. 5

RETIREMENT ACCUMULATION WORKSHOP. Held at the Stephenson Public Library in Marinette with doors opening at 5:30 and the event beginning at 6 p.m. Alan DeWitt of Thrivent Financial will address questions about planning for retirement, including "How much should I save?" and "What types of accounts should I have?” Be confident in what you're saving for retirement when you learn how to build a strong and adaptable financial strategy. Come early to eat and meet Alan. For more information and to register, persons may call the library at 715-732-7570.

Nov. 6 through Dec. 11

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE – INTERMEDIATE. Held in room M-109 at UW- Marinette, Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m.  The cost is $89. This American Sign Language course is open to those who have basic American Sign Language knowledge. Participants will learn to communicate about food, clothing, continue their knowledge of ASL sentence structure, build on concepts from Basic Sign Language – Beginners’ class, and will emphasize conversations. Participants are required to purchase The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Conversational Sign Language Illustrated. For more information and to register, persons may visit http://www.uwgb.edu/continuing-professional-education/uw-marinette/continuing-education-classes/ or call 920-465-2642.

Nov. 10

PESHTIGO WOMENS CLUB FALL CRAFT SALE. Held at the Peshtigo High School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a variety of original, hand crafted creations for everyone. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation for free admission or pay $2 at the door. Concessions and a bake sale will also be available. For more information and for crafters who would like to participate, persons may email peshtigowomansclub@hotmail.com.

Nov. 16 and 17

OLD WORLD CHRISTMAS MARKET. Held in conjunction with City of Menominee and the Menominee Downtown Business Association at Great Lakes Menominee Marina Park, Downtown Menominee, Nov. 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will

crafts vendors, food, music, holiday sights and sounds.

Nov. 28

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINER. Held at the Crivitz Village Hall by the Northwood’s Apostolic Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dec. 4

ASTRONOMY AT THE ARBORETUM

Held at the Harmony Arboretum Demonstration Gardens from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Introduction to starts, constellations, star lore and other space-related topics which includes a stargazing tour.  Dress for the weather, hot beverages will be provided. If inclement weather or mostly overcast the event will be cancelled. For more information, persons may call 715-732-7510 or toll-free at 877-884-4408.

Jan. 5

WIMI BORDER BATTLE. Held at the Marinette Middle School. Dual format with five total duals: three In-State Duals; two Border Battle Dual with part of the proceeds to benefit a local charity.

Feb. 16

CANDLELIGHT SKI AND HIKE. Held at the Governor Thompson State Park Woods Lake Shelter, N10008 Paust Lane, Crivitz, from 6 to 9 pm. There will be a one-mile loop ski trail groomed for classic and skate skiing for skiers and hikers will have a separate one-mile loop hiking trail (dogs permitted). There will be original ice sculptures on display and warming fires and hot chocolate will be provided. For more information, persons may call 715-757-3979.

May 2

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER. Held at the Crivitz Veterans Park at 6:30 p.m. to pray for the state and nation.

Ongoing

YMCA FALL 1 & 11 PROGRAM GUIDES. Now available to view at mmymca.org under programs or pick up a copy at the YMCA welcome desk. For more information, persons may call 906-863-9983.

PLAZA ACE ROUND UP STEP UP PROGRAM. Round up your purchase at Plaza Ace Hardware in Menominee, allowing the spare change to help the M&M Area Community Foundation's Philanthropy Fund and you. Ask Plaza Ace to STEP-UP by donating 2 percent of purchases to The Salvation Army or one of the other three non-profits organizations of choice. The funds will be used to purchase toilet paper, building maintenance supplies, paint, craft items, ice melt, and other regularly used supplies as well as at the recently opened Youth Center to allow the maintenance of the program without charging the families.

3 DAYS A WEEK YMCA SUMMER SWIM SPECIAL. Three 30 minute lessons for preschool children three to six years and youths six years and older, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45. The cost is $12 for members and $24 for non-members. For more information and to register, persons may visit the YMCA website at www.mmymca.org under programs; visit the YMCA Welcome Desk or call 906-863-9983.

YMCA AUTISM SPEAKS. Five 30-minute individual and small group swimming and water safety lessons for persons with autism and AS disorders at a cost of $10. Scholarships are available. To schedule a class, persons may email ssipple@mmymca.org.

YMCA ADULT GYMNASTICS. For ages 18+. Are you curious on how to do a cartwheel or handstand, or are you a retired gymnast who wants to get their strength and flexibility back? Come and learn the fundamentals. For more information, persons may visit the YMCA website at www.mmymca.org under programs or call 906-863-9983.

YMCA GYM GAMES –ON A SPRING FLOOR. Held for children from 6 to 14 years, Tuesdays, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Fun, mentally and physically challenging group games played on the large carpeted spring floor in the air conditioned gymnastics center. The cost is $22 for members and $40 for non-members. For more information, persons may visit the YMCA website at www.mmymca.org under programs or call 906-863-9983. 

FREE TOP TEN EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS WORKSHOP. Classes held at the Job Center of Wisconsin, 1605 University Drive, Marinette, and funded by Bay Area Workforce Development Board in partnership with Goodwill Industries. Class will be held Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. For reservations, people may call the Job Center, 715-732-7854 or 715-732-7756

RIVER CITIES CONCERT ASSOCIATION SEASON MEMBERSHIPS ON SALE NOW. Available at Heritage Hearing Care Menominee MI, Mattison Insurance Agency Marinette, Peshtigo Pharmacy, and online at rcconcerts.com. The 2018-2019 lineup is now available on the website. For more information, persons may call Ann Buscher at 715-735-3017.

PAWS & TALES PROGRAM. Held by the Stephenson Public Library. Available for adults and children who want to build confidence in reading out loud. Readers choose a book and practice reading out loud to a registered therapy dog. Wednesday afternoon time slots are available and registration is required. People may contact Lara Lakari to register, or visit marinettecountylibraries.org/news/category/marinette-library/, or contact the Stephenson Public Library, 715-732-7570, for more information.

LEARN HOW TO BORROW LIBRARY EBOOKS. Individuals may use a InfoSoup library card to check out and download ebooks from the library for a Kindle, Nook, iPad, or tablet for free. Make an appointment with Mariel Carter, 715-732-7570, at the Stephenson Public Library to get one-on-one assistance downloading the OverDrive app and learning how to search for, check out and download eBooks from the Wisconsin Digital Library website.

FREE BASIC COMPUTER CLASSES. Classes held at the Job Center of Wisconsin, 1605 University Drive, Marinette, and funded by Bay Area Workforce Development Board in partnership with Goodwill Industries. Classes (computer basics, MS Windows, Word, Internet, email and Excel) will be held Mondays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. For reservations, people may call the Job Center, 715-732-7854 or 715-732-7756.

FREE COMMUNITY MEAL PROGRAM. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (except holidays) from 4:30-5:15 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 80 W. Russell St., Marinette. Anyone is welcome. For more information, people may call 715-735-7448.

THE LORD’S DINER. An evening meal mission held every Wednesday, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Pierce Avenue and University Drive. The Lord’s Diner serves a variety of hot meals and includes a food pantry. Sponsored by Beaver/Porterfield Lutheran group, St. Vincent de Paul, Faith Church, Community Covenant Church, St. Paul’s Church, St. James Church, the Christian Motorcycle Association and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Volunteer servers and food donations are welcome. For more information, people may call the Our Savior’s office, 715-735-3101.

YMCA AQUANATAL CLASS. Held every Tuesday from 5 – 5:30 pm. Class includes light aerobic fitness, strength training and flexibility plus informal education and relaxation skills for labor and beyond. Water greatly reduces the usual stress on your musculoskeletal system. Even as it soothes you, the pool environment allows for a total-body workout. This is a FREE class to everyone. Registration is required so please call 906-863-9983.

VOLUNTEERING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. The YMCA is looking for volunteers for upcoming community events. If you would be interested in volunteering contact Allyson Bickel at 906-863-9983 or allysonb@mmymca.org.

YMCA GYMNASTICS/TUMBLING/NINJA CLASSES. Programs are available for boys and girls who are walking, up to 18 years old. Visit mmymca.org under “programs” for seasonal program guides. Call 906-863-9983 for questions. People may also rent the gymnastics center for parkour or cheerleading practices (ages 12-18). Minimum of five paying participants. Adult coaches attend at no cost difference. To schedule a one-two hour rental, contact Gymnastics Coordinator Brigitte Schmidt, bschmidt@mmymca.org.

YMCA SWIMMING PROGRAMS. Available for children six months and older. Class times and days vary, and are available to a variety of skill levels. Visit mmymca.org for a complete listing of swimming classes.

ZUMBA CLASSES. New Zumba classes in Peshtigo at the New Life Church 810 Frontage Road, Monday and Thursday from 6 to 6:45 pm.  Punch cards are available. The cost for 5 classes is $25; 10 classes $40. Five week sessions running continuously. People may join anytime. Modifications shown for any fitness level. For more information, persons may call Kristine at 814-397-4769 (Marinette).

SILVER SNEAKERS/FLEX STRENGTH AND BALANCE CLASSES. Held at Northland Lutheran Home 1025 Pine Beach Road, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 10:45 am. Classes help persons become stronger, improve balance, and decrease the risk of falling. Classes also held in Peshtigo. For more information, persons may call Kristine at 814-397-4769 (Marinette).

AQUATIC EXERCISE CLASSES. Bay Area Mobility Centers holds one-hour aquatic exercise sessions weekdays at 3117 Shore Drive, Marinette. For class information, people may call the Bay Area Mobility Center, 715-732-5111.

BEND AND STRETCH EXERCISE. Program sponsored by the Marinette Recreation Department. Floor and flexibility exercises held Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9-9:45 a.m. at the Duer Gym, 402 Williams St., Marinette. Punch cards are available for purchase at the Civic Center. For more information, people may call 715-732-5222.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS CLASSES. Chair Yoga, Beginner Yoga, Yoga/Pilates, Chair Exercise, Ballroom Dance and Zumba Core and Glutes classes are all offered at the Marinette Senior Center, 1603 Ludington St., Marinette. For more information and to register in advance, people may call 715-732-1280 or visit ttp://www.marinette.wi.us/index.php/explore/senior-center.

MARINETTE SENIOR CENTER OFFERINGS/INFORMATION. Individuals 50 or older qualify to become a member of the Marinette Senior Center. Yearly membership is $5 per person or $9 a couple. The center offers a variety of activities, exercise opportunities, crafts, and monthly newsletter. Marinette County also prepares and services meals Monday through Friday on site at a reasonable cost. For more information or to rent the Marinette Senior Center for an event, people may call 715-732-1280 or email seniorcenter@marinette.wi.us.

SUNDAY EVENING CHURCH SERVICE. Held at the Menominee Church of God 3017 15th St. Menominee Sunday at 6 p.m. for those unable to attend a morning service.

CELEBRATING 150 YEARS. The First Presbyterian Church will be celebrating 150 years at every Sunday service throughout 2018 beginning at 10:30 a.m.

FAMILY FUN NIGHTS. Held at the Marinette Menominee YMCA every second Saturday of each month and Feb. 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $15 for family members or $30 for family non-members. Each month will be a new theme. Physical activity, taste test, craft, open gym, open swim, open pickle ball, etc.

SWIM LESSONS. Held at the River Cities Community Pool for children 6 months and older.  Persons may visit the website www.rivercitiespool.org for days and times. All instructors are Red Cross WSI certified. For more information, persons may call 715-735-0585.

INSANITY LIVE CLASSES. Held at River Cities Community Pool inside the UW-Marinette Fieldhouse gym, Mondays at 6 a.m.  Classes are free to members of RCCP and $5 for non-members and are suitable for all fitness levels.  For more information, persons may call 715-735-0585.

CARDIO STIX CLASS. Held at River Cities Community Pool inside the UW Marinette Fieldhouse gym, Thursdays at 6 a.m.  Classes are free to members of RCCP and $5 for non-members. This is a drum stick workout class suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. For more information, persons may call 715-735-0585.

LAND YOGA CLASSES, Held at River Cities Community Pool inside the UW Marinette Fieldhouse gym, Tuesdays and Fridays at 6 a.m.  Classes are free to members of RCCP and $5 for non-members.  For more information, persons may call 715-735-0585.

AQUATIC EXERCISE CLASSES. Held at River Cities Community Pool, 1125 University Drive, Marinette, 6 days a week. Class type and times vary so persons may visit rivercitiespool.org for full class schedule. For more information, persons may call 715-735-0585.

NORTH EAST WI AMATEUR “PHOTO BUDS”. Held in room 107 at the Crivitz NWTC Campus, 418 South Highway 141, Crivitz, the first Thursday of the Month at 1 p.m. Meet and talk with others that share your interest of better photography. For more information people may contact Sherry at mkruszka@yahoo.com or kay at kaybrnsz5@gmail.com.

M & M AREA PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB. Held for all levels of photography knowledge in room SC108/109 at the Marinette NETC Campus, 1601 University Drive, Marinette the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. Socialize, share and learn. For more information people may contact Brian Hartnell at 715-927-0444 or briangilberthartnell@gmail.com

“TASTY TRAVELER” FOOD TRUCK. Available every Thursday in the parking lot of Marinette Welcome Center, 1680 Bridge St., next to the Stephenson Library, starting at 11:30 a.m. For more information, persons may email the Travel Wisconsin Welcome Center at marinettewelcomecenter@marinette.wi.us or call 715-732-4333.

MENOMINEE CHURCH OF GOD. Sunday morning services for the church will be on Facebook at 10:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. for those who are unable to attend services in person.