Ongoing

FREE TAX PREPARATION/FREE ONLINE TAX FILING TOOL. Services provided at Tri-City Area United Way, 1812 Hall Ave., Marinette, serving Wisconsin and Michigan residents for households making less than $54,000. Available services may be restricted by tax form and income. There is now an enhanced feature allowing most filers to complete their taxes online. Taxpayers earning less than $66,000 can enter their data through MyFreeTaxes.com which is free and links to a secure H&R Block website, making it easy to complete taxes from home, at work or on mobile devices. For more information or to make an appointment please call Tri-City Area United Way at 715-735-7785.

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, to start their spring 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. 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. 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.

MENOMINEE HISTORIC DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET.  Held every other Saturday at 905 10th St. from 9 a.m. to noon; every other Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Empowering classes will be held on Wednesdays aftermarket  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.

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.

SNOW TREK – FREE SNOWSHOE RENTAL PROGRAM. Snowshoes for both adults and children can be checked out for free at the Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA in Menominee, Moraska Saw & Supply in Powers, the Public Health Department in Escanaba, or the Escanaba Civic Center during normal business hours.  For more information about Snow Trek, persons may call 906-789-8110; visit Public Health’s website www.phdm.org, or stop by one of the checkout locations today.

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.

CHRONIC PAIN SUPPORT GROUP. The Menominee/Marinette Chapter of the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) will meet at Spies Public Library, 940 1st St, Menominee MI. Mondays at 10 a.m. The ACPA is a nonprofit, self-help group designed to teach people who live with chronic pain to reduce the impact pain has on their working and personal lives.  For more information, persons may call Tina Oman at 715-596-0007.

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 COMMUNITY GARDEN – RAISED GARDEN BEDS AVAILABLE FOR 2018 Growing Season. Renting 24 raised garden beds located at 800 7th St., Menominee.  Reservation forms available at Spies Library, the Menominee City Hall or Recreation Department, Menominee Senior Center, YMCA, or the Public Health Department in Menominee at www.phdm.org.  Annual fee is $20 per plot, which includes water.  Reservations will be considered on a first come, first served basis with priority given to city of Menominee residents. For more information, persons may call 906-863-8718.

Now through April 12

AT THE ART GALLERY – DREAMSCAPES. Art exhibit by Elyse-Krista Mische on display at the UW– Marinette Campus.

Now through April 18

DANCE LESSONS. Held at Equity Hall, Highway 64 West of Marinette, by the North Country Kickers Dance Club, Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. There is a $4 fee per lesson for non-club members. All are welcome. Partners are not required. 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 April 30

SUICIDE PREVENTION NETWORK EMBRACE LIFE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GRADUATING SENIORS. The Suicide Prevention Network (SPN) will be awarding two scholarships of $500 and two of $250 to graduating high school seniors from Marinette and Menominee Counties. For more information, students may contact the school counselor or visit spnmmc.org. Applications must be received by April 30 at 4:00 p.m., CST.

Now through May 1

MENOMINEE RECREATION DEPARTMENT SUMMER PROGRAM REGISTRATION. A program guide, which includes full descriptions of summer activities and programs, is available to view online by visiting www.parksandrec8@wix.com and clicking on recreation and programs. Hard copies of the guide are available at the schools, the Recreation office and Spies Public Library. Participants may register for all programs in person at the Recreation Department, 2515 10th St.; by using the 24-hour drop box at the north entrance of city hall, 2511 10th St., or by mail with envelope labelled “Summer Registration” and checks payable to the City of Menominee. For more information, persons may call the Recreation Department at 906-863-1737.

Now through Memorial Day

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

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.

April 9

ESSENTIAL OILS 101. Held at the Heritage Hearing Care Building, 705 10th Ave., Menominee from 6 to 7 p.m. Learn about the exciting world of Essential Oils and how to take control of your health naturally, one oil at a time. Anyone interested in learning about Essential oils are welcome.
April 9 to May 21

YMCA LIL TOT TEE BALL. Held in the YMCA gym, 1600 West Drive, Menominee, Mondays from 5 to 5:30 p.m. for boys and girls ages 3 to 4. The cost is $29 for members and $41 for non-members. This class will teach vital skills to help the children progress with the fundamentals. Registration begins March 26. For more information and to register, persons may call 906-863-9983; stop in at the Y or email joe@mmymca.org for more information.

April 10

SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING STRATEGIES. Held at the Wisconsin Maritime Center of Excellence - Business Assistance Center, 1320 Main St., Marinette from 4 to 7 p.m. Small Business Marketing Strategies will help build a solid marketing foundation at a cost of $69. For more information or to register, persons may call the WMCOE-BAC at 715-732-1050 or email info@wmcoe.org.

April 10, 17, 24

WINTER PRESCHOOL STORY TIME. Held at the Stephenson Public Library, Marinette at 10 a.m. This program is for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers, who like to listen to stories, sing songs, and make a craft to take home. Siblings are welcome to attend. Preschool Story Time is free and open to the public; registration is not required.  For up-to-date information, persons may visit Facebook at Stephenson Public Library; the website: http://marinettecountylibraries.org under the Marinette page or call 715-732-7570.

April 11

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

BASIC DETOX USING ESSENTIAL OILS. Held in the Marinette Middle School office conference room from 5:30 to 7p.m. Learn about basic daily detoxing with essential oils as well as where we are getting toxins from, signs you may have toxic overload and how to avoid toxins to maintain optimal health. This is a free event, but persons must register for all sessions, including the free sessions, as space is limited. For more information and to register, persons may go to https://marinette.revtrak.net/Community-Education/ or call 715-735-1392.

April 11, 18, 25

WINTER ITSY BITSY STORY TIME. Held at the Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, at 11 a.m. This program is designed for children from birth to age 3 and their parents or caregivers; siblings are welcome to attend. Includes short stories, songs, and interactive play to foster bonding and learning, followed by play and exploration time.  Itsy Bitsy Story Time is free and open to the public. For up-to-date information, persons may visit Facebook at Stephenson Public Library; the website: http://marinettecountylibraries.org under the Marinette page or call 715-732-7570.

April 12

FOOT CARE CLINIC. Almost Family Nursing Staff will be at the ADRC, 2500 Hall Ave., Marinette, from 10 am to noon to trim toenails and discuss foot care. Participants must sign up for an appointment. A $10 donation is suggested but not required. You will need to soak your feet for 20 minutes prior to your appointment. Attendees may bring a towel and basin but there will be supplies available for use. For more information and to make an appointment, persons may call 715-732-3850; 888-442-3267 or email adrc@marinettecounty.com.

April 13

GERIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH SEMINAR. Held by UW-Marinette, in partnership with Wisconsin AHEC, at UW-Marinette campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dr. Suzanna Waters Castillo of UW-Madison will be speaking on mental health conditions which affect the geriatric population. The seminar costs $59 and includes materials and lunch. CEUs are available for this seminar. For more information and to register, persons may visit www.marinette.uwc.edu/ce or call 715-735-4300 ext. 4359.

DANCE PARTY: WINTER WIGGLES. Held at the Stephenson Public Library at 1 p.m. This program is for children ages 0 to 6 and their caregivers, who like to move. All events at the library are free and open to the public; registration is not required.  For up-to-date information, persons may visit Facebook at Stephenson Public Library; the website: http://marinettecountylibraries.org under the Marinette page or call 715-732-7570.

April 13-15, 20-22

COMEDY - THE 39 STEPS ADAPTED BY PATRICK BARLOW FROM THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK FILM. Presented by Theatre on the Bay at UW-Marinette. Showings on Fridays and Saturdays will be at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for general admission; $8 for students and free to UW-Marinette students with ID and are available at the box office one hour before every performance and online at marinette.uwc.edu/theatre. Patrons may also call the main office at 715-735-4300 ext. 4354. The play’s content is suitable for audience members of all ages.

April 13, 27

“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, people may call Marinette Job Center at 715-732-7854 or 715-732-7756.

April 14, 21, 28

BOARD ON SATURDAY. Held at the Stephenson Public Library from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drop in any time during the day to use a board game or a puzzle in the library. All you need is a library card or a photo ID. Stay for the day or just an hour. This is a great opportunity for families and friends to meet up and play new games together. For more information, people may call the library at 715-732-7570.

April 15

WEST SHORE CHORALE AT THE WEIDNER CENTER. UW-Marinette’s “communiversity” singers will perform Verdi’s Requiem with the Civic Symphony of Green Bay and approximately 200 voices from area colleges and community groups at the UW-Green Bay Weidner Center for Performing Arts at 3 p.m.  For more information and to purchase tickets, persons may go online at UWGB Music & The Civic Symphony of Green Bay.

FRENCH TOAST, PORKIE I PANCAKE BREAKFAST. Held at SS. Joseph & Edward Parish, W3308 County Road G, Porterfield from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is $6 per person and free for children 5 years and younger. The menu will include French toast, porkies, applesauce, juice and coffee. There will also be 50/50 raffles as well as a bake sale sponsored by the CCW (Council of Catholic Women).

April 16

SCHOOL’S OUT BOREDOM BUSTERS. Held at the Stephenson Public Library from 1 to 3 p.m. for school-age kids on this planned teacher in-service day. Options for fun this month will include opportunities to explore computer coding, make a craft, build with LEGOs, play games, and hang out with their peers. This event is free and open to the public; registration is not required.  For up-to-date information, persons may visit Facebook at Stephenson Public Library; the website: http://marinettecountylibraries.org under the Marinette page or call 715-732-7570.

April 18

SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALL DINNER. The Menominee American Legion Baseball sponsors all you can eat dinner at the American Legion Post 146 in Menominee, 4 to 7 p.m. at a cost of $8 and free for children five years and younger.

April 18 to May 11

AT THE ART GALLERY – JURIED STUDENT SHOW. Selection of work from UW-Marinette students on display at the campus.

April 20

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 the center at 715-732-7854 or 715-732-7756.

April 21

VOICES OF PEACE. A Southern Gospel music group will be singing at Community Covenant Church, 1123 13th St., Menominee, MI (across from Blesch Middle School) at 6 p.m. Free will offering. For more information, persons may call Glenna at 906-290-3552.

YMCA HEALTHY KIDS DAY. Held at the Menominee High School by the YMCA in partnership with the Great Start Collaborative, Bay Area Medical Center and Aurora Bay Area Medical group from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hands on activities, take home item, bouncy houses and more. No registration is needed. For more information in becoming a vendor or volunteering, persons may email allysonb@mmymca.org.

2018 FEATHER AND FUR SWAP SEASON: The Northern Poultry, Pigeon and Rabbit Club (NPPRC) will hold the events from 8 a.m. to noon:

April 21: Stephenson Marketing Coop, Stephenson.

May 12: Tractor Supply Company, Marinette.

June 2: Peshtigo Feed Mill, Peshtigo.

The public is invited and welcome.  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. People are invited to buy, sell, or trade all types of birds, rabbits, small animals, pets, livestock and equipment.  Participants must provide their own cages.  For more information and to join the club, persons may call Joe Michalko or Sharon Larscheid at715-596-0284; Sandi Brumbaugh at 715-735-7120; Mary or Doug Quaak at 906-753-4153.

April 24

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA. Held by the River Cities Concert Association at the Blesch Auditorium, Menominee, at 7 p.m. This 18- member ensemble with vocalist concert is being sponsored by Ann LaFleur at Mattison Insurance Agency and Jon Barstow Elder Law Center, S.C., Green Bay. Single tickets will be on sale at the door at a cost of $25 for adults and $8 for students. For more information and to reserve tickets, persons may call Barb Akins at 906-863-7387 or Ann Buscher at 715-735-3017.

April 25

AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB. Held at the Stephenson Public Library at 1 p.m. to discuss Books for Living by Will Schwalbe. 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 and to borrow copies of the book club books, persons may call the library

at 715-732-7570 or go to InfoSoup.org.

KINDERGARTEN SCREENING. Held through St. Thomas Aquinas Academy for Kindergarten students who are new to the Academy at the Peshtigo campus.  For more information and to schedule a time, persons may call elementary office at 715-582-4041.

April 26

FREE PUBLIC PRESENTATION: SOMETIME MIRACLES HAPPEN:  DO IT FOR DANIEL. Held in the Marinette High School Auditorium and sponsored by Communities that Care of Marinette and Menominee Counties from 6 to 8 p.m. Jeff Olson, head football coach and teacher at Ishpeming High School in Michigan, will present his family’s story about his son, Daniel, an all-state quarterback, and his struggle with anxiety and depression, what it feels like and treatments for these common mental health concerns that more than one in four people will experience in their lifetime. Olson will show a documentary, narrated by his daughter, Jaime, that details Daniel’s fight with this disorder which led him to take his life at age 19. Olson and his family want to educate people and eliminate the stigma of mental illness and give hope so that those who suffer do not feel ashamed and are not afraid to ask for help.

DAR TASTE OF THE M & M COUNTIES. Held at the Riverside Golf Club, 3459 14th Ave., Menominee from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is $30 each or 2 for $50. Tickets are available at the DAR Boys & Girls Club, Jack’s Fresh Market 1401 8th Ave., Menominee and 2301 Roosevelt Road, Marinette; Lee’s Family Foods, Peshtigo. For more information, persons may call 906-863-9512.

INTERACTIVE POETRY WORKSHOP. Held at the Stephenson Public Library at 6 p.m. in celebration of National Poetry Month with poets from Marquette, Michigan. Through writing prompts and exercises, Troy Graham, A. Lynn Blumer, and Emily Smith will help budding and seasoned poets fine-tune poems that participants bring from home or create on the spot. This workshop is for anyone who is willing to be brave and vulnerable with their poetry and share it in a meaningful way with others. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, persons may call Mariel Carter at the library 715-732-7570.

FOLK MUSIC AND POETRY CONCERT. Held at the Stephenson Public Library at 7:30 p.m. The “Girl on a Boat” duo will perform live original folk music. Troy Graham and Emily Smith are poets and musicians from Marquette, Michigan. The musical evening will include poetry readings from Troy, Emily, and A. Lynn Blumer. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, persons may call Mariel Carter at the library 715-732-7570.

April 27

BUSINESS SPAGHETTI LUNCH. Orders being taken by Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy in Menominee, at a cost of $8 and includes spaghetti with meatballs, garlic bread and a cookie.  Free local delivery to Marinette, Menominee and Peshtigo businesses will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Orders must be placed by April 4.  For more information and to place orders, persons may call SJPII at 906-863-3190 or email nikki@myaffordable.com.

ALL YOU CAN EAT SPAGHETTI DINNER, SILENT AUCTION & RAFFLE. Held at Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy 2701 17th St., Menominee from 4 to 7 p.m.  The cost is $8 per person and free for children 5 years and younger. The dinner includes all you can eat homemade spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, beverage and dessert.  Raffle and dinner tickets are available at the Academy or at the door.  1st prize $1,000 cash or $1,250 Tuition Scholarship; 2nd prize $250; 3rd to 5th prizes $100; 6th to 10th prizes $50.  There will also be silent auctions, bucket raffles, a Scholastic book fair and more. For more information, persons may call 906-863-3190. 

April 27-29

COMEDY - ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD BY TOM STOPPARD. Presented by Theatre on the Bay at UW-Marinette, for audiences 14 years and older, April 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and April 29 at 2 p.m. In this clever comedy, two minor characters from Hamlet try to figure out what’s going on and why their friend Hamlet wants them dead. No tickets are necessary as this production is “pay what you will” at the door with general seating. For more information about the play, persons may visit the website marinette.uwc.edu/theatre.

April 28

GIRL DAY. Held at the Heritage Hearing Care Building, 705 10th Ave., Menominee, from 9 a.m. to noon. The event offers a Lemongrass Spa Hand Spa, Massages by Cherylee, the ability to make and take DoTERRA essential oils roller balls of choice and purchase other natural products with Norwex and WildTree and shop for LuLaRoe Clothing and 31 Bags. A wide array of cash and carry, as well as gift certificates will be available.

HOME AND GARDEN CRAFT SALE. Held at the Menominee Senior Center, 905 10th St., sponsored by West Shore Fishing Museum, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be decorative and functional items for home and garden, Mother’s and Father’s Day gifts, rustic décor, benches, zen tables, bird houses and feeders, wind chimes, wreaths, fairy gardens, signs, and many other one-of-a-kind items. A special table of Mothers’ Day gifts available to children. For more information, people may email wsfmuseum@gmail.com.

April 29

MENOMINEE RIVER CHORUS CONCERT: “PEACE LIKE A RIVER”. Held at the Peace United Church of Christ, 10th and Elizabeth St., Marinette at 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend this free concert, which will feature a lively mix of secular and spiritual songs. Free will donations will benefit the Rainbow House and there will be refreshments following the concert.  For more information, persons may call 715-735-7642.

May 1

RESURRECTION PARISH SPRING SALAD LUNCHEON. Held at the Resurrection Catholic Church, 2607 18th St., Menominee, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $8 and free for children 5 and younger. For more information, persons may call the Parish at 906-863-3405 ext. 12. The event includes door prizes.

May 2 and June 6

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.

May 3

SPRING SALAD LUNCHEON WITH BAKE AND PLANT SALE. Held by the women of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 917 Church St., Marinette, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Luncheon includes hot and cold salad, a beverage and dessert. The cost is $8 per person and reservations are not required.

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER. Held at the Crivitz Community Veteran’s Park, 510 Louisa St., Crivitz and hosted by the Northwood's Apostolic Church at 6:30 p.m. under the theme, Unity.  Join as they unite to pray for our state and nation. For more information, persons may call the church at 715-938-4935.

May 5

RUMMAGE / BAKE SALE. Held by the Mary-Martha Society from First Trinity Lutheran Church at the First Trinity Lutheran Church Parish Hall, at the corner of Grant and Wells Sts., Marinette, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a $5 bag sale area.

May 6

WEST SHORE CHORALE SPRING CONCERT. "A Retrospective Concert - Our Favorite Music" to be held in the Herb Williams Theatre, UW-Marinette at 7:30 p.m. Free will donations will be accepted.  A reception will follow the concert.

NORTHEASTERN WISCONSIN CONCERT BAND SPRING CONCERT. Held 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, persons may visit the website at http://www.newconcertband.com/.

May 11

YMCA GLOW RUN/WALK – 2 MILES. Held at Henes Park starting at Pavilion 3 at 9 a.m. with registration from 8:15 to 8:45 p.m. The cost is $20 with an event shirt if registered by April 24.

Come decked out in bright colors, glow stick attire, headlamps, bring a flashlight and a buddy. Parking will be outside of the park. For more information and to register, persons may stop in at the Y from March 1; call 906-863-9983 or email allysonb@mmymca.org.

May 14

ESSENTIAL OILS 101. Held at the Heritage Hearing Care Building, 705 10th Ave., Menominee, from 6 to 7 p.m. Come learn about the exciting world of Essential Oils and how to take control of your health naturally, one oil at a time. Anyone interested in learning about Essential oils are welcome.

May 19

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 and to register persons may email ivys@mmymca.org.

THE SENIOR EXPO. Held at the Pine Tree Mall, 2800 Roosevelt Road, Marinette, for persons 65 and older, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibitors will be promoting products, services and organizations geared toward all facets of mature adult life.

May 23

WOMAN’S HEALTH SCREENINGS. Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Navigation Program (BCCCNP), WISEWOMAN, & the Women's Health Clinic offer screenings.  Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties have appointments available to women in need of screening services.  For more information, to make an appointment and determine eligibility, persons may call the Public Health Department in Menominee at (906)863-4451.

May 24 to Aug. 30

CRIVITZ FLEA & FARMERS MARKET. Shows held on Thursdays with an additional show July 4. Each offers a unique display of goods and services, including a variety of food concessions.

SUICIDE PREVENTION NETWORK EMBRACE LIFE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GRADUATING SENIORS. The Suicide Prevention Network (SPN) will be awarding two scholarships of $500 and two of $250 to graduating high school seniors from Marinette and Menominee Counties. For more information, students may contact the school counselor or visit spnmmc.org. Applications must be received by April 30 at 4:00 p.m., CST.

May 28 to June 6

YMCA GYMNASTICS MINI CAMP. Held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 4 to 6 p.m. for two weeks for ages 5 to 18 at all skill levels. There will be two hours of gymnastics with a break for games. Registration will begin on March 26 and cost $45 for members and $90 for non-members. For more information, persons may email bschmidt@mmymca.org.

May 29

MARINETTE HISTORICAL MUSEUM OPENS. The museum on Stephenson Island highlights an authentic sawmill, miniature logging camp, early history displays and the Evancheck Log Cabin. Hours of operation are Mondays from noon to 4 p.m. and Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers are needed three hours per week. For more information, to make an appointment, book a tour or to volunteer, persons may call Darlene at 715-732-2545. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for persons 13 to 18 years old and free for children 12 years and younger.

June 6

BANDS AT BADGER – SAPPHIRES. Sapphires will play, free to the public, from 6 to 8 p.m. Concessions will be available.

June 9

MARINETTE/MENOMINEE BIGFOOT CONVENTION. Held at the Pullman Center Whistle Stop, N2190 U.S. 41, Menominee from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Linda Godfrey will speak on bipedal cryptids and Charlie Raymond, founder of the Kentucky BFRO, will speak on the latest research. Admission is $10.00. For more information, persons may call 906-863-1135.

June 16

JIM HODGE 5k/10k RUN/WALK. Held at the Marinette/Menominee YMCA starting at 8 a.m. Registration fees are $25 for adults and $15 for youths 16 years and younger. A free race t-shirt will be given to anyone who registers before June 5. Pre-registration will be held at YMCA June 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. and June 16 from 7:00 until time of race.  Bucket raffles will be held along with race. Persons may register today at JimHodgeRun.org.

June 18 to 22

COLLEGE 4 KIDS THEATRE SUMMER CAMP. Offered by Brittany Welch, Children’s Theatre Director, and the UW-Marinette Continuing Education Department, for persons six to 18 years, interested in learning the aspects of being part of a production in a real live theatre setting, at the UW-Marinette Theatre Building, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participants will learn theatre language, stage presence, costuming, set creation and more.  At the end of the one-week session, “Annie Kids” will be performed for the public at UW-Marinette, June 22 at 1 p.m. For more information and to register, persons may visit the website at www.marinette.uwc.ede/ce or call 715-735-4300, ext. 4342.

June 20

BANDS AT BADGER – SUNNY ‘N HEAT. Sunny ‘N Heat will play, free to the public, from 6 to 8 p.m. Concessions will be available.

June 24

LEOW STRONG BIKE RIDE. Riders leave from Marinette High School along one of three routes of 9, 25 or 50 miles with six rest stops throughout the Peshtigo River, Green Bay and country backroads. For more information, persons may visit bamc.org.

CONCERT - CHRISTIAN MUSICIAN JOHN WALLER. Held at Badger Park, Peshtigo at 4 p.m. This free outdoor concert will include songs in a number of great movies – “Fireproof,” “Courageous,” “War Room” and “Champion – While I’m Waiting,” “As for Me and My House,” “Crazy Faith” and “Life is a Gift.” For more information, persons may visit the Grover Community Church Facebook page or website at www.grovercommunity.org.  A free will offering will be taken.

June 30

VILLAGE OF POUND CLASSIC CAR & TRUCK SHOW. Held on Business 141 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be trophies for first, second and third places for Kids Choice Award, Spectators Choice Award and Judged Show. Entrants must be present to win and receive trophies at 2:30 p.m.  Registration fee $5 from 8 to 11 a.m. For more information, persons may call Kevin 906-290-2304 or Trish at 906-290-2305 or visit http://www.villageofpound.com. Proceeds go toward park improvements.

July 11

BANDS AT BADGER – ROCKER! ROCKER! ROCKER! Rocker! Rocker! Rocker! will play, free to the public, from 6 to 8 p.m. Concessions will be available.

July 14 and 15

MARINETTE LOGGING & HERITAGE FESTIVAL. Held at the Stephenson Island, Marinette. Activities include: live music: “Johnny Wad”, “Sonny & The Heat” “Senior Moments, “Goodfellas,” food vendors, art and craft vendors, live demonstrations (wooden shoe carving, skill saw carvings), the Great Lakes timber shows, Mischief and Magic (children), inflatable bouncers, free Ice cream for children, Triple C Riders charity ride, Ella Smetana Memorial 5K/run/walk, division BMX stunt team performances, bike rodeo, fireworks and a bike and car show. For more information, persons may visit the website at www.marinette.wi.us.

July 15

MARINETTE LOGGING & HERITAGE FESTIVAL CAR SHOW. Held at Stephenson Island (foot of U.S. 41 bridge) from noon to 4 p.m. This is a free event. Dash plaques to first 150 cars. Class trophies voted by participants, plus special trophies.

July 21-22

BROWN TROUT DERBY. Held at the Menominee Memorial Marina.  Fishing contest is for cash and prizes, along with raffles for other prizes.  Food and refreshments provided by American Legion Post 146.  For more information, people may call Tom at 715-923-5615 or Jerry at 715-923-4254.

July 25

BANDS AT BADGER – EDDIE LARSEN CLASSIC MEMORIES. Eddie Larsen Classic Memories will play, free to the public, from 6 to 8 p.m. Concessions will be available.

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.

August 8

BANDS AT BADGER – MUSIC JAR. Music Jar will play, free to the public, from 6 to 8 p.m. Concessions will be available.

Aug. 11

SILVER CLIFF FIRE AND RESCUE AUXILIARY PICNIC. Held at Silver Cliff Park on Highway C from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be raffles, country store, adult and children's games, music, chicken booyah, brats, hamburgers, corn on the cob, snack shack etc. and a parade at 10 a.m. along Highway C with community floats, antique vehicles and area Fire Departments.

August 22

BANDS AT BADGER – DAZE ‘2 NIGHTS. Daze ‘2 Nights will play, free to the public, from 6 to 8 p.m. Concessions will be available.

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 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. 22

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.

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.