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 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.

Now through 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.

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.

Now through May 1

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.

Now through May 16

JOLLY TIMES GAME DAY. Family Room at Zion Lutheran Church, 2714 James St. (north entrance), Marinette, the first and third Thursday each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Games played have been pinochle, hand and foot, smear, cribbage, sheepshead, farkle, and Mexican train dominoes. Open to the public. No experience necessary. For more information, persons may call Sharon at 715-735-5577.

Now 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.

Now 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. 28

MOVIE NIGHT. “God’s not Dead: A Light in the Darkness,” held at the Menominee Church of God, 3017 15th St., Menominee, beginning at 6 p.m.

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. 29

DUN-GOOD RIDERS OPEN HOUSE AND RAFFLE. Proceeds will go toward maintaining the Dun-Good Riders year-round trail system and grooming equipment. Events be at 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the club building, W11568 Highway 8, Dunbar. Food, beverages, raffles will be available. The big raffle drawing will be held at 5:30 p.m. First prize is a 2018 Polaris RZR Side by Side; second is a 8 ½-by-11-foot Triton trailer; third is a chain saw plus 8 cash prizes. The event is open to the public. Come by car or by trail. The building is right next to HWY 8 and the ATV/UTV trail goes right behind the building. Free park and ride is offered for trailers. People should go south on Airport Road about ¼-mile to the parking area; and follow the signs.

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.

Sept. 29 and Oct. 13

FALL FEATHER AND FUR SWAP SCHEDULE. Held from 8 a.m. to noon at 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.

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. 1, 8, 29; Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26; and Dec. 3, 10, 17 
PARENT/CHILD PLAYGROUP.
Sponsored by Menominee County ISD-Great Parents Great Start Program and Children's Trust Fund and held at the Spies Public Library, 940 1st St., Menominee, for children from birth to 5½ years old. Participants will play, socialize and eat a healthy snack.

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.

Oct. 3

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

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.

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 31; Nov. 7, 14; Dec. 5, 12

ITSY BITSY STORY TIME. Held at the Stephenson Public Library in Marinette at 11 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.

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. 5

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

Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7, Jan. 4, Feb. 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7

FREE EARLY DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENINGS. Menominee County Intermediate School District will conduct Early Childhood Developmental Screenings for Michigan children from birth through age 5 (if not attending school). Screenings are held from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Menominee County Intermediate School District, 1201 41st Ave., Menominee. Arrangements can be made for children located in the Carney-Nadeau and North Central school districts. Appointments are required; people may call the Menominee County ISD, 906-863-5665. Screening information for older individuals, ages 6 through 26, may be obtained from the child’s principal or by contacting the Menominee County ISD Director of Special Education at 906-863-5665, ext. 1012.

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.

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.

Oct. 7

TAILGATE PICNIC. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2901 13 St., Menominee, will be hosting the picnic Sunday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the church’s 13th Street parking lot. The public is invited to attend. Hamburgers, brats, hotdogs, side dishes and beverages will be for sale.

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

FALL LUNCHEON. Held at Resurrection Parish, 2607 18th St., Menominee, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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. 10

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

Oct. 10, 17 and 24

GENEALOGY HELP SESSION. Held at Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, Oct. 10 and 24 from 2 to 4 p.m.; and Oct. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. The session is for participants to sit down with a member of the Marinette and Menominee Genealogy Group for personalized assistance to help start genealogy research or receive advice from an experienced genealogist. Those attending do not need to schedule an appointment; just drop in during the times listed. Those who can’t make it during the session should send an email to the Marinette and Menominee Genealogy Group.

Oct. 12

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

Oct. 12-14 and Oct. 19-21

‘MARY POPPINS JR.’ UW-Marinette Children’s Theatre will perform the musical at Herb Williams Theatre of UW-Marinette, 750 West Bay Shore St., Marinette.  Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets, people may visit www.marinette.uwc.edu/theatre.

Oct. 13

‘MOONSHINE OVER DAGGETT.’ Held by the Menominee River Chorus under the direction of Ed Boehm at the Blesch Auditorium, 2101 18th St., Menominee at 7 p.m. The show takes place in the late 1920 early 1930 era and revolves around a group of escapees from the Cook County jail and their quest to obtain Grandma Boone’s treasured recipe for moonshine. The show will feature performances from “4 County Connection,” a men’s barbershop quartet from Marinette, Outgamie, Winnebago and Dodge counties; “The Remnant Chorus,” from Escanaba and “The Breakfast Club Quartet,” a men’s quartet from the same chorus. There will be door prizes awarded. Tickets are $10 for adults if bought in advance and $12 at the door; $8 for children 12 years and younger and $10 at the door and are available at the Jack’s Fresh Market stores in Menominee and Marinette; the Peshtigo Pharmacy or any chorus member.

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

GET TO KNOW MICHIGAN WORKS! Held at Spies Public Library, Menominee, from 1 to 3 p.m. People may meet a local Michigan Works! representative and learn about all the services Michigan Works! has to offer job seekers.

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. 19

WOMEN, WINE AND WELLNESS. Held at Little River Country Club, N2235 Shore Drive, Marinette. There will be a meet and greet with women's health professionals from Aurora Bay Area Medical Group and Bay Area Medical Center and attendees can experience complementary therapies, participate in health screenings, enjoy special wine tastings and light hor d'oeuvres, shop for clothes, jewelry, cosmetics, crafts and more at a cost of $15 in advance and $20 at the door. The proceeds will benefit Sources of Strength, a suicide prevention and mental health program at Marinette High School. For more information and to register, persons may call 715-732-8282 or visit bamc.org.

WOMAN’S HEALTH CLINIC. Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Navigation Program (BCCCNP), WISEWOMAN, & the Women's Health Clinic offer screenings for women 40 to 64 years old, who do not have insurance or are underinsured, by appointment. For more information, to determine eligibility and to make an appointment, persons may call the Public Health Department, Menominee at 906-863-4451.

Oct. 20

HARVEST DINNER. The dinner will be held at Wausaukee First Presbyterian Church, Church Street, Wausaukee, from 4 to 6 p.m. Chicken, ham, polish sausage and sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, salad bar, desserts and beverages will be available.

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/

Oct. 22 and 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.

Oct. 24, Nov. 28 and 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.

Oct. 26

DOWNTOWN TRICK-OR-TREAT. The City of Marinette will hold its downtown trick-or-treating, 3 to 5 p.m., for local merchants. Participating businesses will have a bright orange pumpkin in their windows.

Oct. 27

FALL FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER. This fundraiser, hosted by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 917 Church St., Marinette, will include its fall festival Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival includes a vendor fair with a variety of products for personal and home use. There will be a silent auction of items donated by area businesses as well as a craft and bake sale featuring items made by church members. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with sloppy joes, chili, chips and beverages. Proceeds from the fall festival will be donated to area charities and service organizations.

Oct. 30

HALLOWEEN PENNY CARNIVAL. The DAR Boys & Girls Club, 901 8th Ave., Menominee, Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. Those attending may dress up and join in games, treats and more. The carnival is open to the public. For more information, people may call 906-863-9512.

Nov. 1

22nd ANNUAL HUNTING AND SPORTS DINNER. Sponsored by the Marinette Lions Club, the event will be held at Little River Country Club. Shrimp cocktails, prize viewing and table raffles start at 5 p.m. A dinner of tenderloin tips and chicken will be served at 7 p.m. Dinner tickets are $50. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets purchased before Oct. 15 will be entered in a drawing for a Champion Generator. To purchase tickets, people may call Terry Girard, 715-732-0918; or Kent Kostelecky, 715-923-5180.

Nov. 3

3rd ANNUAL SCIENCE FEST EGG DROP. Thanks to Panske Tree Service, the annual egg drop will take place in conjunction with the Science Fest Saturday, 1 to 3:30 p.m., at the Stephenson Public Library, Marinette. A station will be set up for building during the Science Fest or people may prebuild at home and get your egg loaded at the library. All entries must be completed and registered by 2:45 that day. For more information, people may visit the library website at http://marinettecountylibraries.org/?p=3462&preview=true or the library prior to the day of the event.

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

ANNUAL ELECTION DAY SPAGHETTI SUPPER/RAFFLE/BAKE SALE. Held at Peace United Church of Christ, 933 Elizabeth Ave, Marinette, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. The All-You-Can-Eat supper includes made-from-scratch vegetarian and meat sauce, a salad bar, dessert and a beverage at a cost of $7 per person and $3 for children younger than 12. Take out is available at 50 cents extra. There will be a raffle drawing at 6 p.m. and tickets can be purchased from church members. For more information, persons may call 715-735-7642.

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

NORTHLAND VILLAGE CRAFT AND BAKE SALE AND USED PUZZLE SALE. Held Northland Village, 1025 Pine Beach Road, from 8 a.m. to noon. Handmade items, holiday gifts, homemade baked goods, used puzzles and raffle baskets will be available. Proceeds from the bake sale, puzzle sale and raffle baskets will go to the Northland Village resident fund.

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. 1

CHRISTMAS IN MARINETTE. The City of Marinette will offer a day of activities throughout the community from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Marinette Middle School will hold its annual craft show; Stephenson Public Library will have Santa and activities; the Marinette Welcome Center will have pictures with the Grinch, cookies, popcorn and more; Marinette Fire Department will hold its annual open house; and the Christmas parade will be held on Main Street at noon; and a tree-lighting ceremony at Stephenson Island will conclude the day.

Dec. 2

CHRISTMAS COOKIE SALE AND PANCAKE AND PORKIE BREAKFAST. Hosted by St. Mary’s Parish and held in the gym, 171 S Wood Ave., Peshtigo from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Attendees will be able to purchase pre-plated and assortment Christmas cookies. Empty containers are provided and priced according to size. Those attending may also have a breakfast of pancakes, French toast, sausage links, bars and cookies, coffee, milk and orange juice at a cost of $6 per person and free for children younger than 5 years. For more information, persons may call 715-582-3876 or visit www.stmaryjosephedwardparish.org.

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.

2019

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.

July 27

MENEKAUNEE OLD TIMERS PICNIC. Held at noon at Red Arrow Park for anyone age 50 and older with ties to Menekaunee. Those attending should bring lawn chairs and beverages. Cost is $10 if paid by July 22; or $15 if paid after. Checks should be made payable and sent to Menekaunee Old Timers, 160 W Bay Shore St., Marinette, WI, 54143. People may call Sharon, 715-735-5577, for more information.

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.

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

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

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.