For more information and to register, persons may visit https://marinette.revtrak.net/Community-Education/ or call 715-735-1400.

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, 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 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.

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.

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 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 May 2

BIBLE STUDY. Held at the United Methodist Church,813 Owena St., Marinette, Wednesdays at 10 a.m. In the Wesley Challenge the class will work through 21 questions that will engage their spiritual and emotional lives and their relationship with God. The public is invited to join in.

Now through May 11

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

Now through May 15

FIELD OF FAITH COMMUNITY GARDEN IN PESHTIGO IS TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2018 SEASON. Garden membership is free and open to all area residents. The 20 x 30 foot tilled plots and access to water will be supplied and members will supply the seeds, plants and labor.  Membership includes help for starting gardeners by a Master Gardener and access to some basic garden tools and water. The garden is located north of the Peshtigo City Ball Fields, behind Faith Baptist Church 350 N. Stephenson Ave.  Applications may be picked up in the office of the church or by email request from rdequaine@gmail.com.

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 your purchase to The Salvation Army or one of the other three non-profit organizations of your choice. The Salvation Army will use the funds to purchase toilet paper, building maintenance supplies, paint, craft items, ice melt and other regularly used supplies. Funds will help to continue the program at the newly opened Youth Center and provide games, academic skill retention, personal development activities, recreation, crafts, music lessons, field trips, healthy snacks, free books, a fenced in play area, a new computer lab to families with limited opportunities. 

2018-19 KINDERGARTEN SCREENING. Menominee Area Public Schools will begin registration for the 2018-2019 school year for Kindergarten-aged children who will be five years old by Sept. 1. Parents must bring the child’s birth certificate and proof of residency to Central School to register and will be able to sign up for a Kindergarten screening appointment on May 11. For more information, persons may call Central School at 906-863-3605.

VINCENTIAN SPIRITUALITY AND HERITAGE REFLECTION SESSIONS. Open to any resident from Marinette, Menominee or Peshtigo who is interested in knowing more about the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, want to grow in personal holiness and have a desire to live out the gospel message. For more information and to register, persons may RSVP to svdpsjcmarinette@gmail.com or call 715-923 9549 by April 28 for Module II and by May 29 for Module III, to ensure that there are enough books for everyone.

Now through May 24

YOUTH TRAP SHOOTING LEAGUE. Offered by the Menominee Woods and Stream Sportsman’s Club and open to all area children from grades 6 to 12. Participants will be required to have completed a hunter safety class, have the use of a safely functioning 12-gauge or 20-gauge shotgun, and have eye and ear protection. Menominee will furnish youth shooters with shells and targets for all league rounds, and offer shells and targets at a discount for all practice shooting. All participants will be required to shoot at least one league score each week. Menominee’s shooting hours are Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m., and Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, persons may call Tony Kakuk at 906-753-6645, or inquire at the Menominee clubhouse, N3675 County Road 577, about 10 miles north of Menominee, Tuesday or Thursday evenings.

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 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 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

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER. North Shore Church, 511 47th Ave., Menominee, will observe the National Day of Prayer from 6 to 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “Unity.” Everyone is welcome to join as we pray for our country. For more information, people may call the church office at 906-863-3212.

WRITING COVER LETTERS AND RESUMES. Free marketing yourself workshop held at the Job Center of Wisconsin, 1605 University Drive, funded by Bay Area Workforce Development Board in partnership with Goodwill Industries, from 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

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.

SHOWING THE OSCAR NOMINATED FILM HEROIN(E). Held by the Women’s Giving Circle of Marinette & Menominee Counties, partnering with UW Marinette, at UW-Marinette Theatre from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. followed by a panel discussion focusing on local efforts in the area of drug prevention and treatment. The public is welcome. 

May 4, 25

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.

May 5

RUMMAGE SALE. Held at First Presbyterian Church at the corner of 5th St. and 10th Ave., Menominee, (use the 10th Ave. entrance) from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be a large selection of clothing and household items.

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.

CONCEALED-CARRY PISTOL CLASS. Held by The Menominee Woods and Stream Sportsman’s Club from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class cost $100 per person and includes all class materials, NRA certified instructor, use of handguns, ammunition, targets, live fire exercise, videos, a presentation by a local lawyer and a light lunch. Those attending will receive a Certificate of Completion that can be used to apply for a concealed-carry permit in Michigan or Wisconsin. The class is open to anyone who can legally own or use a handgun. Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, persons may call Steve Schabo at 906-863-3663 or Don Pokovich at 906-753-4514.

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/.

CLASSICAL PIANO CONCERT "FROM J.S. BACH TO JESUS". A Russian pastor, Yaroslav Boychenko, will be performing the Classical Piano Concert at Faith Lutheran Church, 4009 Irving St., Marinette, at 2 p.m. There will be a free will offering with proceeds benefiting the Russian missions. Yaroslav (Slava) was born in Ukraine and graduated from the College of Music in Vinnitsa, Ukraine and the Music Conservatory in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.  He became acquainted with the idea of Christianity through his love for Bach. Slava was educated through the LCMS mission in Moscow and became a full pastor of the Nizhny congregation in 2005. He continues to serve that congregation today.

COOKOUT FOR CANCER FUNDRAISER. Held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 331 Pine Street, Peshtigo, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will be hamburgers, hotdogs and brats with beans, potato salad and dessert.  A free will donation for those dining in and $4 for those who wish to take-out. The meals to go will include a meat, beans or salad and two cookies.  All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Everyone is welcome to attend.

May 9

ESSENTIAL OILS AND SLEEP. Held in the office conference room at the Marinette Middle School from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Enter at 1011 Water St. In this free class you will learn a number of healthy, natural ways to help you sleep better. For more information and to register, persons may call 715-735-1400 or visit https://marinette.revtrak.net/Community-Education/.

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

May 11

RIVER CITIES HABITAT FOR HUMANITY AND LOWE'S TO HOST NATIONAL WOMEN BUILD EVENT. Local volunteers will be serving at 437 Terrace Ave., Marinette, from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. Work will be done on interior demo projects, exterior and yard clean-up. Lunch will be provided as well as a free T-Shirt and apron tool belt. For more information, persons may call Ellen Grabian at 715-732-6280 or email rivercitieshfh@yahoo.com.

“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.

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 12

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

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.

May 13

SPECIAL BELL CHOIR PERFORMANCE. Held during the First Presbyterian Church services in Menominee, at 10:30 a.m.

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 7:30 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, persons may visit UWGB Music & The Civic Symphony of Green Bay.

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 14 to June 25

AODA (ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE) FAMILY EDUCATIONAL SERIES. Marinette County Health and Human Services-ADAPT announces the next series, open to the public, to be held in the basement conference room at 2500 Hall Ave., Marinette, Mondays for six weeks from 6 to 8 p.m. The AODA Family Educational Series has been developed to address three important issues associated with substance use: prevention, intervention and treatment. This is a free event but registration is required as space is limited. For more information and to register, persons may call 715-732-7760 or 1-888-732-7549. Participants will be expected to attend all six sessions to be considered eligible for Certificate of Completion.

May 16

SPRING 2018 JOB FAIR. Held by the American Job Center at the UW-Marinette Field House 1125 University Drive, Marinette, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. The cost is free for job seekers and $50 for participants who would like to reach out to job seekers, advertise businesses and showcase available positions. Registration is required by May 4. For more information and to register, persons may call Lori Atkinson at 715-732-7756 or Cheryl Stimac at 715-732-7854.

May 17-19

POPPY DAYS. Held by the Menominee American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Unit 146 at Jack's Fresh Market and K-Mart, Menominee, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Poppy Program helps veterans attain new movement and skills with their therapeutic rehabilitation when making the poppies and it also benefits the disabled and hospitalized veterans with the free-will donations collected.

May 19

MENOMINEE ANIMAL SHELTER SPRING RAFFLE. Held at the Pullman House/Whistle Stop with doors opening at 5 p.m. and drawings beginning at 6. The grand prize is $1,000; second and third prizes, $500 each; $200 for the fourth prize and $50 each from fifth to 10th. There will be silent auctions and other drawings as well as food and refreshments. The winner need not be present to win top cash prizes. Tickets, which cost $20, will admit two persons and are available at Menominee Animal Shelter, Whistle Stop, Heads or Nails Salon, JD 1st Real Estate.

VACATION BIBLE SATURDAY. Held at Faith Lutheran Church, 4009 Irving St., Marinette, at 8:30 a.m. There will be a chronological walk through the miracles of Jesus with the opening story, games, crafts, music and a pizza party at 11:30. For more information, persons may call Diane at 715-701-1737.

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.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL CHILI AND CUPCAKE COOK-OFF AND FUNDRAISER. Held at the Knights of Columbus, 1502 Main St., Marinette, from 2 to 6 p.m. This is a fun event that will pit area cooks and restaurants against one another to determine the city’s best chili and cupcakes. Our judges are the Marinette Fire Department. There will be many prizes and one of a kind silent auction items. Entrance fee is $10 per person and will include chili, corn bread, and a cupcake and free for children younger than 10 years old. Tickets or entry forms are available at St Vinnies Thrift Store, 1619 Main St. Proceeds from the event will support St Vincent de Paul services which include the food pantry, assistance with furniture, housewares and clothing through a store voucher system and job training which is run in conjunction with community service programs such as Drug Court. For more information, persons may call 715-735-6956.

May 21, June 18

MAKE YOUR OWN KOMBUCHA. This free class will be held in the FCE room at the Marinette High School from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Participants will discover the health benefits of Kombucha and learn the steps to make their own and are encouraged to bring a sterile glass jar in order to leave with your own SCOBY to get started. For more information and to register, persons may visit https://marinette.revtrak.net/Community-Education/ or call 715-735-1400.

May 21, July 23, or August 20

RETIREMENT: I’M TURNING 65 SOON – WHAT SHOULD I DO? Held at the Marinette Middle School, May 21 or the Marinette High School, July 23 and Aug 20 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. This session will be an opportunity to get questions answered and help attendees understand the choices for the future.

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

BRAT FRY. Held by the American Legion Post #39, at Jack’s Fresh Market, Cleveland Ave., Marinette, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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 26

RED, WHITE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL. Held at the Crivitz Community Veterans Park John Shaffer Pavilion from noon to 10 p.m. with flag raising at 11:45 a.m. The event will feature two local bands: "Pretty Naughty" performing at 1:30 p.m. and "Daze 2 Nights" at 6. There will also be burgers, brats, nachos, beer, wine, bouncy houses and children’s activities from noon to 6 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Crivitz Community Veterans Park. For more information, persons may visit the Facebook page and for lodging information visit www.crivitz.com.

May 28

MENOMINEE HERITAGE MUSEUM OPENS. The hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Volunteers are needed to be greeters. For more information and to volunteer, persons may call 906-863-6107 or 906-863-1191.

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 2

RIGGS 5K RUN/WALK. Held at Marina Park, Menominee at 8 a.m.  This run/walk allows runners and walkers to bring along their dog. Registration before May 13 guarantees a t-shirt and forms are available at Marinette City Hall, the YMCA, the Mighty Pet Store, Menominee, and online at mmymca.org under the “Events” tab. The cost is $20 for adults; $10 for children 6 to 12 years and free for those 5 and younger. Same day registration is $25 for adults and $12 for children and is available at the park between 7 and 7:45 a.m.  The event will be held rain or shine and snacks will be provided.  Corporate sponsorships are also available for $200.  For more information, persons may email mpdk9runwalk@gmail.com or Jenni Campbell at jenni@mmymca.org.

June 5

CONCERTS IN THE PARK - STEPHENSON ISLAND. Gypsy Jazz Ensemble will play free to the public from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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. Doors open at 9 a.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 21

CONCERTS IN THE PARK – MENOMINEE BANDSHELL. The Sapphires and Jeff will play free to the public from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

June 24

ART FOR ALL. Art show and sale held at the Menominee Marina Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.  There will be more than 50 regional artists, a hands-on art area for children, food booths and entertainment.  For more information, people may visit www.artforallinc.com; on Facebook: Art-For All or call 715-578-7521.

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 25

RETIREMENT: MEDICARE. Held in the office conference room at the Marinette Middle School from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and at the Marinette High School, June 25. In this free class get your questions about your choices for Medicare Health Insurance answered. For more information and to register, persons may call 715-735-1400 or visit https://marinette.revtrak.net/Community-Education/.

June 28

CONCERT ORGANIST DONALD VERKUILEN TO PERFORM. Held at Peace United Church of Christ, 10th and Elizabeth Ave., Marinette, at 7 p.m. The first part of the program will feature organ music by German composers, in celebration of the German Heritage of Peace (Friedens) Church. The second part will include French organ music. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, persons may call 906-424-0186 or 715-735-7642.

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 10

CONCERTS IN THE PARK - STEPHENSON ISLAND. The Haley Grace Duo will play free to the public from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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 13

FREE MOVIE ON STEPHENSON ISLAND/FREE CHILD ID PROGRAM. As part of Logging & Heritage Festival the movie “Justice League” will play at dusk. Prior to the movie there will also be a “free” Child ID program available inside the Marinette Welcome Center from 6 to 9 p.m.

OUTDOOR FISH FRY. Held by The Marinette Moose Lodge at Red Arrow Park from 3 to 7 p.m. with entertainment provided by a Polka Band and dancing by the “Country Kickers.” Everyone is invited to come to the park, partake of the food and entertainment.

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. New this year will be a “media challenge” between Jody Korch (Marinette EagleHerald sports writer) and Eric Bergstrom (Bay Cities radio personality). Luke’s Lost Arts, a wooden shoe maker, will also feature his craft. 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 19

MENOMINEE KIWANIS SCHOLARSHIP GOLF OUTING. A four-person scramble held at the Riverside Golf Club at a cost of $75 which includes greens fee, cart and a buffet dinner. Proceeds will benefit the youth in the community. There will be on-course events, raffles and prizes. For more information, people may call John at 906-290-2142 or contact any Kiwanis member.

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 26

CONCERTS IN THE PARK – MENOMINEE BANDSHELL. The Dirty Deuce will play free to the public from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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.

Aug. 7

CONCERTS IN THE PARK – STEPHENSON ISLAND. The Phil Lynch Quartet will play, free to the public, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Aug. 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

AUTO AND CYCLE SHOW. Held by the Marinette and Menominee Auto Club at Menominee’s Historic Waterfront, next to the band shell and Marina Beach, with registration from 8 to 11 a.m. Public viewing is free but a $5 fee to enter the show vehicle gate access to the grounds. Dash plaques will be given to the first 150 vehicles registered. There will be a silent auction with vehicle related items open to all, located by the registration table, which will benefit the club’s vehicle related College Scholarship program and a small auto swap space set up on the south side of the grounds. Russes golden oldies with DJ will be from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There will be more than 79 trophies, in 21 auto and four cycle classes, awarded. Best of Show in both cycle and auto will also be awarded. For more information, persons may call William Chartrand, Show Chairman at 715-582-0347.

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 16

CONCERTS IN THE PARK – MENOMINEE BAND SHELL. The Community Jazz Ensemble will play, free to the public from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Aug 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.

Aug. 30 through Sept. 2

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

Sept. 1

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

Sept. 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.