Ongoing

HARBORS LAUGHTER CLUB. Every Monday at 10 a.m. at the Harbors, 1110 10th Ave. Laughter boosts your mood and immune system and creates social bonding.  Free to the public. Lead by Christine Pada, certified Laughter Yoga Teacher and Professional Counselor, owner of Z Boost Performance.

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, rcconcerts.com, Anderson and Roe Piano Duo, Forever Young Musical Theater from Branson, Roy and Rosemary Piano- Violin, Glenn Miller Orchestra. For more information, call Barb Akins 906-863 7387.

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.

CARNEY-NADEAU PUBLIC SCHOOLS FREE SWIM LESSONS

The YMCA and the M&M Area Community Foundation will partner with Carney-Nadeau Public Schools to provide a Safety Around Water program for all first through fifth graders in the district, starting this Fall. Dedicated YMCA instructors will teach children about safety in and around water, including the use of life jackets and rescue techniques.

DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENINGS. Menominee County Intermediate School District will conduct Early Childhood Developmental Screenings for 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 for next available date.

FREE TUTORING PROGRAM. Held at Christ Lutheran Church, 613 11th Ave., Menominee, Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., for children in grades K-6. Snacks are provided. For more information, contact Len Welling, 906-863-2366, or Pastor Cole, 906-863-3095.

THE SALVATION ARMY YOUTH CENTER. Open to all youth ages 6-17. Homework assistance, table games, crafts, darts, foosball, pool table, air hockey, ping pong and more. Located at 76 Russell St., Marinette. Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 2:30-6 p.m., and Wednesday, 2:30-7 p.m. (supper, Christian scouting program, music). People may call Marla 715-735-7448 for more information.

BORROWING 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.

QUILTING GROUP. The group will assemble in the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church hall, corner of University Drive and Pierce Avenue, Marinette, 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. The finished quilts are donated to local charities and the Lutheran World Relief. Donations of material are welcome. For more information, people may call the church office, 715-735-3101.

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 program 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 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. Held Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. at the UW-Marinette Field House. Punch cards available. Cost: five classes for $25; 10 classes for $40. Five-week sessions, running continuously. People may join anytime. Modifications shown for any fitness level. People may call, Kristine 814-397-4769 (Marinette).

RESTOR(ME)-STRESS REDUCTION/FLEXIBILITY CLASS. 30-minute class to work on flexibility while relaxing and decompressing from life's stressors. Held Wednesdays 12:15-12:45 p.m. at the UW-Marinette Field House. First class is free. Punch cards available. Cost is $5, walk-in. Join anytime. Bring a mat and water bottle. People may call Kristine, 814-397-4769 (Marinette).

SILVER SNEAKERS/FLEX STRENGTH AND BALANCE CLASSES. Classes are held at UW-Marinette Field House Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. No cost to Silver Sneakers Benefit members. Nominal cost for non-benefit participants. For more information, people may call Kristine at 814-397-4769 (Marinette) for more information.

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.

MENOMINEE HISTORIC DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET.  Located at 905 10th St. Every other Saturday 9 a.m. to noon; every other Wednesday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Empowering Classes on Wednesdays after market  6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Market Accepts a variety of payments options,  Interested vendors may email menomineehdfarmersmarket@gmail.com or  call 906-863-897818  or visit

www.menomineefarmersmarket.com or the Menominee Farmers Market on Facebook.

Now through Jan. 2

“BIG BUNDLE UP CAMPAIGN.” The Marinette Welcome Center is inviting residents to drop off new or “gently used” clean used coats, sweaters, hats, mittens and other warm clothing items as part of the State wide Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s “Big Bundle Up” campaign. There is a large decorated box inside the Marinette Welcome Center, 1680 Bridge Street for donors to drop off warm clothing items. All items donated will be given to local charities or families.  For more information about why the Marinette Welcome Center is participating in the “Big Bundle Up”, contact Judy Alwin, or any staff member, at the Welcome Center.

OUR SAVIORS QUILTERS TO MEET. Group will assemble in the church hall, corner of University St. and Pierce Ave. to continue their winter season every first and third Thursdays each month at 8 a.m.  Volunteers and donations of material are welcome. The work includes jobs for a variety of talents, sewing and non-sewing.  The finished quilts are donated to local charities and the Lutheran World Relief. For more information, persons may call the office at 715-735-3101.

Now through Jan. 3

ART EXHIBITION – SELECTED URBAN LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS BY JONG-UN CHOI. Exhibit displayed in the art gallery on the UW-Marinette Campus.

Now through Jan. 6

WINTER READING CLUB. Held through the Stephenson Public Library. To participate, pick up a challenge sheet at the library or download it from our website. For each activity you complete you earn one raffle ticket (up to ten tickets) and a chance to win prizes. This Winter Reading Club Challenge is open to all ages. For more information, find us on Facebook at Stephenson Public Library, our website: http://marinettecountylibraries.org/news/category/marinette-library/, or by call 715-732-7570.

Now through Feb. 1

MARDI GRAS RAFFLE TICKET SALE. Sold by Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Menominee. Only 500 tickets available at $20 per ticket from parish office, 10th St. and 10th Ave. Menominee, Monday to Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon, and before and after Masses–Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 and 10:15 a.m. Fifteen cash raffle prizes: 1st place $1,000; 2nd place $500, 3rd place $250, plus 12 additional cash prizes. Raffle winners need not be present to win. Homemade Chicken Dinner and more, plus raffle drawing to take place on Mardi Gras Sunday, Feb. 11 at St. John Paul II Catholic Academy, 2701 17th St. For more information, persons may call the parish at 906/863-5239.

Now through Memorial Day

YMCA TEEDLE TODDLE TUMBLE. Ages: Infant - 6 years; Fun family play group time in the gymnastics center. Romp around, play and interact in a supervised play area. Parent supervision is required. Play with us every Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. Members are FREE; General Public $3 per family/ visit – Stop at the welcome desk to pay! 906-863-9983.

great way for children to see Santa in a non-retail environment.  Open to the public.

Dec. 24

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE. Worship held at 8 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1600 University Drive. The evening candlelight service includes festive Christmas favorites, coral arrangements by the adult choir, brass musicians, soloists, harp, a special message “A Time for Remembering” and Holy Communion. The congregation will close the evening by singing "Silent Night" by candlelight.

CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP SERVICE. Held at 6 p.m. at Peace United Church of Christ, corner of 10th St. and Elizabeth Ave., with candle lighting and Holy Communion.  All are welcome.  For more information, persons may call 715-735-7642.

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE. Held at Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 1947 Riverside Ave., Marinette at 5 p.m. and at First Presbyterian Church, 923 5th St., Menominee at 9 p.m.

Dec. 25

CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE. Held at 10 a.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1600 University Drive. Join us on Christmas Day for Traditional Christmas Carols, lessons, message and Holy Communion.

Dec. 29

MOVIE NIGHT. Held at the Menominee Church of God, 3017 15th St., Menominee. The movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life” will play at 6 p.m. There will be free refreshments and the public is invited. For more information, people may call 906-424-4007.

Dec. 29, Jan. 13 and Feb. 3

CHILD AND BABYSITTING SAFETY CERTIFICATION. American Safety and Health Institute Child and Babysitting Safety Course. Held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 10 to 21. Cost is $50. Lunch is provided. Registration is open now at the Welcome Desk. For more information, persons may email ivys@mmymca.org.

Dec. 30 or Jan. 20

MERMAID ADVENTURE. For ages 6 to 9. Held at the YMCA from 4:30 to 6:45 p.m. Participants must be able to swim without a floatation device and submerge under water to register. Cost is $30 for members and $60 for the general public. Included in the registration price is a pair of swimmable leggings, a mermaid-themed movie hour and time in the pool to try out the swim tails. Instructors will show you how to swim, flip and dive like a mermaid. For more information, persons may call 906-863-9983.

Dec. 31 or Jan. 21

MERMAID ADVENTURE. For ages 10 and older. Held at the YMCA from 12:30 to 2:45 p.m. Participants must be able to swim without a floatation device and submerge under water to register. Cost is $30 for members and $60 for the general public. Included in the registration price is a pair of swimmable leggings, a mermaid-themed movie hour and time in the pool to try out the swim tails. Instructors will show you how to swim, flip, and dive like a mermaid. For more information, persons may call 906-863-9983.

2018

Jan. 1

YMCA RESOLUTION RUN. Participants can start 2018 on the right foot. Held at 10 a.m. $20 registration with a shirt before/on Dec. 13, 2017. People may call 906-863-9983 for more information or to register.

FAMILY FUN NIGHTS. Held at the Marinette Menominee YMCA. Starting in January of 2018. Held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every 2nd Saturday of each Month (with the exception of Feb. 17). Cost is $15 for family members or $30 for family non-members. Each month will be a new theme. Physical activity, taste test, craft, opens gym, open swim, open pickle ball, etc.

Jan. 2 to 8

YMCA Lifeguard Certification Class. Held Tuesday and Thursday night for persons 16 and older, from 4 to 7 p.m. Includes both classroom and pool activities in order to earn certification. For more information, persons may call Ivy Sutek or Renee Finch at 906-863-9983.

Jan. 3

WRITING COVER LETTERS AND RESUMES. 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. For more information and to register, people may call Marinette Job Center at 715-732-7854 or 715-732-7756.

Jan. 5, 19

“RED FLAG” 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. For more information and to register, people may call Marinette Job Center at 715-732-7854 or 715-732-7756.

Jan. 5, Feb. 12, March 7

DISCOVERING ESSENTIAL OILS. Held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Marinette Middle School Office Conference Room. Learn the basics and leave with samples of some of the more popular oils.

Jan. 8

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EDUCATION SERIES. Rainbow House Domestic Abuse Services, Inc. in collaboration with Marinette County Health and Human Services announces the start of the series on Mondays from 5 to 6 p.m. for six weeks. All sessions will be held in the conference room at Marinette County Human Services, 2500 Hall Ave, Marinette. No one under 18 years of age will be allowed without parents or legal guardian. Participants of the series should be referred by their case worker. Reservations must be made prior to the series by calling the Rainbow House at 800-956-6656. Space will be limited and available on first come basis. There will be no cost to the participants. Participants will be expected to attend all 6 sessions to be considered eligible for a Certificate of Completion. For more information, persons may call 715-735-6656 or 800-956-6656.

Jan. 8 to Feb. 12

LIL TOT BASKETBALL. For Boys and Girls ages 3 and 4. Maximum enrollment is 20 children. Held in the YMCA Gym on Mondays from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Each session will teach basketball skills required to progress into next level. T-shirt included. Cost is $25 for members and $41 for non-members. Registration is at the Y welcome desk. For more information, persons may call 906-863-9983.

Jan. 8 to Feb. 20

FREEDOM FROM SMOKING. Offered by Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties from noon to 2 p.m. at the Spies Library, 940 1st Street, Menominee on Mondays. This program is an evidence-based smoking cessation program free to the public. ‘Freedom From Smoking’ is a 7 week, 8 session group program that offers tools, tips and support to help you quit smoking for good.  Call Kristi at (906)789-8110 to register today.

Jan. 9

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 at 7 p.m.  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.

Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30

DISCIPLINING WITH LOVE & LOGIC. Held at the Sunrise Early Learning Center LMC from 6 to 8 p.m. The techniques and videos presented will give parents techniques they can use in raising and teaching children.  These techniques allow adults to be happier, empowered, and more skilled in their interactions with children. Sessions are free for Marinette School District families ($10 fee for out of district families). Register for all sessions, including the free sessions, as space is limited. To register go to https://marinette.revtrak.net/Community-Education/. For questions call 715-735-1392.

Jan. 10

JOB APPLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWING SKILLS. 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. For more information and to register, people may call Marinette Job Center at 715-732-7854 or 715-732-7756.

GRANT WRITING SEMINAR. Hosted by M & M Area Community Foundation for schools, churches, nonprofits and government entities throughout Marinette and Menominee Counties. Held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North Coast Marine and Advanced Manufacturing Training Center, 1428 Main St., Marinette. The M&M Area Community Foundation will off-set the cost of participation which will bring the price for attendees down from $130 to $35 per person. For more information and to register, persons may call the MMACF at 906-864-3599.

Jan. 11

USING ESSENTIAL OILS TO DE-STRESS YOUR LIFE. Held at the Marinette Middle School in the Office Conference Room from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Discuss a number of healthy, natural ways to help cope with stress by using essential oils. Class size limit 15. Register for all sessions, including the free sessions, as space is limited. To register go to https://marinette.revtrak.net/Community-Education/. For questions call 715-735-1392.

Jan. 12

NERF GUN AND SWIM NIGHT. Held at the YMCA for grades 4 through 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. with check in at 5:40p.m. The gym will be set up with obstacles and cover and will include “pick-up style” nerf gun battles and contests. Children will be given protective eyewear and the YMCA will provide the bullets. Participants must bring their own nerf gun. This event will also include swim time, so bring a suit and towel. For the first hour half the children will use the nerf gun while the other half swims and then they will switch activities. The cost is $4 for members and $8 for non-members if registered before Jan. 10th and $6 for members and $12 for non-members if registering after. For more information, persons may call 906-863-9983.

Jan. 12 and 26

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. For more information and to register, people may call Marinette Job Center at 715-732-7854 or 715-732-7756.

Jan. 13

ONE AND A HALF ITALIAN NIGHT FUNDRAISER. Held at the Marinette Moose Lodge. Cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child 6 and older. Serving from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Traditional all-day spaghetti sauce with many different types of pasta made by Mario Pisani and traditional Italian sausage recipe for cudighi made by Larry Liljestrand. The dinner will also include authentic Italian tossed salad and garlic bread.  Profits will be donated to St. Thomas Aquinas Academy. Event is open to the public. Mario Pisani was born in Italy and came to America in 1957 and Larry Liljestrand’s mother is from Italy and that is how it is a one and a half Italian night.

Jan. 15

RETIREMENT: WHAT SHOULD I DO? Free class held at the Marinette Middle School in the office conference room from 6 to 7 p.m. This event is for educational purposes and no plan-specific benefits or details will be shared. To register visit, https://marinette.revtrak.net/Community-Education/. For more information, call 715-735-1392.

Jan. 20

MID-WINTER BOUNCE. Hosted by the Central Elementary School PTO at Menominee High School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bounce houses will be set up in the gym with $10 wristbands available for unlimited bouncing. Food and drinks will also be available for purchase. This event is open to all community children and families.

ICE FISHING DERBY. Held by the White Potato Lake Sportsmen’s Club at Wouter’s Front II on the shore of White Potato Lake.  Fish registration from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., with 18 prizes for the largest fish.  Food, music, refreshments and many raffles all in a large, heated tent.  Free raffle for all children.  Advance ticket sales available at Wouter's Front, Jan. 20 starting at 3 p.m. For more information, persons may call (920) 897-4162.

Jan. 24

INFORMATION NIGHT - WISCONSIN PARENTAL CHOICE PROGRAM. Hosted by Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the high school gym, 1200 Main St., Marinette. The WPCP can provide eligible families with an opportunity to send their student to St. Thomas Aquinas Academy tuition free. People may call the academy at 715-735-7481 with any questions.

Jan. 30

INFORMATION NIGHT WISCONSIN PARENTAL CHOICE PROGRAM. Hosted by Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the elementary school gym, 141 S. Wood Ave., Peshtigo. The WPCP can provide eligible families with an opportunity to send their student to St. Thomas Aquinas Academy tuition free. People may call the academy, 715-735-7481, with any questions.

Jan. 30 and 31

AUDITIONS SET FOR TOB'S THE 39 STEPS AND ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD. Theatre on the Bay announces combined auditions for “The 39 Steps” (directed by John Thornberry) and “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” (directed by Patrick Mines) between 6:30 and 9 p.m. Auditions will be held by appointment at UW-Marinette in room T-133 in the Fine Arts building (callbacks will be in theatre Feb. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m.). Roles are available for both men and women of a variety of ages and casting is age and gender flexible. Actors should be prepared to read from pieces provided at the audition. For an audition appointment, persons may email rebecca.stonethornbe@uwc.edu (preferred) or call 715-735-4300 ext. 4314. For more information on the plays and the auditions, persons may visit Theatre on the Bay Facebook group or marinette.uwc.edu/theatre. Copies of the plays will be on 2-hour reserve in the UW-Marinette library.

Feb. 3

ICE SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT. Held at the Timberline Resort on Lake Noquebay at 10 a.m. Coed teams: $100 entry fee. 5 inning games. Cash prizes and paddle raffles. For more information and to sign up, persons may call Joe Fendryk at 715-789-2430. Proceeds go to St. Vincent de Paul conference for Amberg, Crivitz, and Wausaukee.

Feb. 6

PEP TALKS – THE INFORMATIVE YEARS. Held at the Marinette Middle School in the office conference room, from 7 to 8 p.m. Three classes aimed at families with students in grades 5 to 9 with a focus on the early transition year of fifth grade. Classes aimed to foster stronger, healthier relationships between parents and students with an emphasis on how to set students up for success during these formative years. Cost is free. Register for all sessions including the free sessions, as space is limited. To register visit, https://marinette.revtrak.net/Community-Education/. For more information, call 715-735-1392.

MS / HS SHADOW DAY. Held at Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy for students in grades 9 to 12 from 7:40 a.m. to 2:55 p.m. at the Middle and High School Campus 1200 Main St. Marinette. Visiting students will be paired with a host in their current grade and spend the day engaging in academics, activities and classes. Shadow days are structured to give students an opportunity to experience the classroom, meet the faculty and allow participants the opportunity to view the school from a student’s perspective.  Pre-registration is requested as lunch will be provided for all visitors. Pre-register by calling 715-735-7481. An informational Open House for parents will be held from 1 to 3. 

Feb. 9

GRADE STEP UP DAY. Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy will host a Step Up Day for students in grades 7 and 8 from 7:40 a.m. to 2:55 p.m. at the High School Campus located at 1200 Main St. in Marinette.  This day offers students the opportunity to learn more about the High School.

Feb. 10

FATHER / DAUGHTER DANCE . Held at the YMCA with photos starting at 5:30 p.m. (on-site from Gregory’s Photography) and dance from 6 to 8 p.m. It includes dancing, snacks, beverages and prizes. Music by Fivestar DJ. Photo booth, Party Rock Entertainment. The cost per family is $20 for members and $30 for non-members.  Tickets go on sale Dec. 20. For more information, persons may call 906-863-9983.

Feb. 21

MAKE YOUR OWN KOMBUCHA. Held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Marinette High School FACE Room – E105. Learn the benefits of Kombucha and how to make your own. Leave with a scoby jar to get started.

Feb. 24

YMCA 2018 KICK OFF FOR KIDS RAFFLE EVENT. Held at the Pullman House in Menominee from 6 to 10 p.m. The cost is $20 and admits 2. Event includes food, refreshments, raffles and prizes. Tickets can be purchased at the YMCA by Jan. 11.

Feb. 27

“PEEKING INTO PRESCHOOL” VISIT. Held by Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy for interested families from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Elementary campus, 141 S. Wood Ave., Peshtigo.  Drop in and explore our classroom in action.  

Feb. 28

FRESHMEN INFORMATION NIGHT. Held for current students and prospective incoming freshmen at St. Thomas Aquinas Academy at 6:30 p.m. in the High School Library.  There will be an opportunity to meet teachers, coaches and administration, a question and answer session and information on financial aid.  Please call 715-735-7481 for more information.

March 1

ELEMENTARY SHADOW DAY AND OPEN HOUSE. Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy will host a Shadow Day for interested students in Kindergarten to grade 6 from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Elementary campus, 141 S. Wood Ave., Peshtigo. Visiting students will be paired with a host in their current grade and spend the day engaging in academics, activities and classes. Shadow days are structured to give students an opportunity to experience the classroom, meet the faculty, and allow participants the opportunity to view the school from a student’s perspective.  Pre-registration is requested as lunch will be provided for all visitors. Pre-register by calling 715-735-7481. An informational Open House for parents for will be held from 1 to 3 p.m.

March 1 to 31

#LEOWSTRONG BODY OF IRON – 31 DAY FULL TRIATHLON. It includes a 2.4-mile swim, 112- mile bike, and 26.2-mile run/walk. Complete this triathlon at your own pace in 31 days to kick off 2018. Register by March 1. The cost is $50 for members and $100 for the general public. First 50 to sign up will receive a swim cap, all will get a zip fleece and the opportunity to utilize the YMCA and become a Body of Iron Triathlete. For more information, persons may call 906-863-9983.

March 18

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS ACADEMY ANNUAL AUCTION. Held in the high school gym. There are a wide variety of items to bid on in the oral and silent auctions including vacations, Packer tickets and services for home and garden. There are varied food and beverage booths and a bountiful pantry section with cakes, pies, jams, baskets and caramel apples. A Spring Raffle is being held in conjunction with the Auction.  Raffle tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100 and all proceeds will benefit the Tuition Assistance fund.  The first prize is $1000, second prize is $500, and third prize is $250.  All prizes will be awarded by check to the lucky winners.  The drawing will be held at the end of the 2nd Oral auction segment.  The winners do not have to be present to win. This is the largest fundraiser for the Academy and is open to the public.  Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and auction booklets for bidders are $10 each.

Apr. 3

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 at 7 p.m.  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.

Apr. 25

KINDERGARTEN SCREENING. Held through St. Thomas Aquinas Academy for Kindergarten students who are new to the Academy at the Peshtigo campus.  Please call the Elementary office at 715-582-4041 to schedule a time.

July 28

MENEKAUNEE OLD TIMERS PICNIC. Held at noon at Red Arrow Park for anyone age 50 and older, with ties to Menekaunee. Bring own lawn chairs and beverage. Cost is $10 if paid by July 23 or $15 if paid later. 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.

Sept. 11

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 at 7 p.m.  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.