For one week during June or July

INDIVIDUAL SINGING LESSONS. Held by Nicole Freitag through the UW-Marinette Continuing Education Department for persons of all ages, in room T153 at the UW-Marinette Theatre Fine Arts Building. One-on-one voice classes which will focus on vocal warm-up including breathing exercises learning to read music, song repertoire and vowel technique. Students will also learn to evaluate their own singing. The cost is $129 and includes all materials. For more information and to register for a 45-minute slot, persons may visit www.marinette.uwc.edu/ce or call 715-504-3303.

Now through July 16

YMCA LIL TOT SPORTS. Held at the YMCA gymnasium for children from 3 to 4 years old from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Each week a different sport opportunity will be offered and vital skills to help children progress with the fundamentals as well as adapt into a structured sports environment will be taught by working on listening skills. The session cost $25 for members and $35 for non-members and includes a T-shirt. Registration is required as space is limited. For more information and to register, persons may call the YMCA at 906-863-9983 or visit the facility, 1600 West Drive, Menominee.

Now through Aug. 8

YMCA HORSE CAMP. Held at Northern Horizon Perform Horses, W2791 Oak Drive, Marinette, Highway 180, for persons 6 to 10 years, Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and persons 11 to 18 years from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Professional instructor Jeanine Schira will lead the camp in teaching a wide variety of skills which include riding and tacking, horse management, horse safety and proper nutrition for the horse. Attendees will participate in a mounted horseback ride and should wear long pants and boots with a heel. A riding helmet will be provided or persons may bring their own. The cost is $225 for members and $325 for non-members. For more information and to register, persons may visit the Welcome Desk at the YMCA or call 906-863-9983.

Now through Aug. 17          

THE BEAUTY OF MENOMINEE, MARINETTE AND PESHTIGO ART EXHIBIT. Sponsored by the GFWC Menominee Woman’s Club and the Spies Public Library held at the Spies Public Library from 2 to 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend. For more information, persons may call the library at 906-863-2900.

Now through Aug. 30

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

PLAZA ACE ROUND UP STEP UP PROGRAM. Round up your purchase at Plaza Ace Hardware in Menominee, allowing the spare change to help you and the M&M Area Community Foundation's Philanthropy Fund. Ask Plaza Ace to STEP-UP by donating two percent of your purchase to The Salvation Army or one of the other 3 non-profits 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 at the recently opened Youth Center to 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 and more, to families with limited opportunities. 

Now through Aug. 31

MAAC ATTACK ART EXHIBIT. Held by the Menominee Area Arts Council at the Farmers & Merchants Bank, 1644 Ludington St., Marinette. This year’s theme is Nature. For more information on the group’s activities, persons may email publicist James LaMalfa at james.lamalfa@uwc.edu or call 715-735-4300.

Now through Sept. 3

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

July 3, Aug. 1, Sept. 5 and Oct. 3

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

July 6, 20

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

July 7, Aug. 4 and Sept. 1

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

July 9 - 12

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - I'M ON GOD'S TEAM. Held at the Zion Lutheran Church, 2714 James St., Marinette, for children from preschool through fifth grade from 5:15 to 8 p.m. There will be games, crafts, songs and stories and a free family supper will take place from 5:15 to 6 p.m. each night and a community potluck picnic and kickball game at the conclusion of the week. Advance registration is encouraged. For more information and to register, persons may call Zion Lutheran at 715-735-7898 or Bethel Lutheran at 906-863-2066.

YMCA SOCCER CAMP. Held in the YMCA Gymnasium for boys and girls entering Kindergarten to Grade 3, Monday to Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00. The cost is $19 for members and $31 for non-members for a single camp and $53 for members and $84 for non-members for all three camps: Basketball, baseball/tee ball and soccer. Registration is required by June 10. For more information and to register, persons may visit the Welcome Desk at the YMCA or call 906-863-9983.

July 9 - 13

GIFTED AND TALENTED WEEK. Held by the Marinette Continuing Education Department at the UW-Marinette, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The program will focus on science, psychology, and Spanish and participants will be able to explore the unusual world of science, learn about biology and chemistry through labs and demonstrations. Each day will be filled with messy and engaging activities. Topics will include matter, the human body, chemical reactions, and slime science. In Think, Explore … Psychology, students will learn about the human mind, behavior and conduct mini experiments as well as explore sleep and dreams, problem solving, sensation and perception, helping others, animal behaviors and more. Students will also learn Spanish greetings, numbers, colors and clothing in an interactive and collaborative environment. The cost is $140 and includes necessary materials, breakfast, lunch and a T-shirt. For more information and to register, persons may visit the website at www.marinette.edu/ce or call 715-504-3303.

July 9 - 18

YMCA 3 ON 3 SUMMER BASKETBALL LEAGUE. Held at the Menominee High School Gymnasium with times to be determined. There will be 4 divisions: Boys 9 and 10 years and 11 and 12; girls 9 and 10 and 11 and 12. Each day will begin with a period of fundamentals work for all players. Players will be divided into teams and all teams will be guaranteed at least 10 games over the course of the league. The season will conclude with a playoff tournament for each division where medals will be awarded. Volunteer mentors and coaches are needed. Players will receive their own reversible jersey for gameplay. The cost is $36 for members and $55 for non-members. Registration is required by June 27. For more information and to register, persons may visit the Welcome Desk at the YMCA or call 906-863-9983.

July 9, 16, 23, 30; August 6, 13

MAKER MONDAY. Held at the Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette for youths ages 7 to 12 years from 1 to 2 p.m. Something new will be made each week. Library programs are free and open to the public and registration is not required. For more information and current closings and events, persons may call the library at 715-732-7570; visit the Facebook page at Stephenson Public Library or the website http://marinettecountylibraries.org under the Marinette page.

July 9; Aug. 13

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

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 10, 17, 24, 31; August 10, 14

SUMMER CLUBHOUSE. Held at the Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, for children 4 to 12 years at 10 a.m. The focus will be on having fun in a variety of ways. Activities will vary each week, but will include a story or two, an activity or game, a guest, a craft and various explorations. Library programs are free and open to the public and registration is not required. For more information and current closings and events, persons may call the library at 715-732-7570; visit the Facebook page at Stephenson Public Library or the website http://marinettecountylibraries.org under the Marinette page.

July 11

SPOON MAN PERFORMANCE. A musical event held at the Spies Public Library, 940 1st St., Menominee, at 2 p.m. Comedian and musician Jim Cruise, a.k.a., the "Spoon Man" will play the spoons. For more information, persons may call Abbey or Sandy at 906-863-3917 or email spies@uproc.lib.mi.us

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 and to register, persons may call Marinette Job Center at 715-732-7854 or 715-732-7756.

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.

ASTRONOMY AT THE ARBORETUM. Held at the Harmony Arboretum Demonstration Gardens from 9 to 10:15 p.m. This is an introduction to stars, constellations, star lore and other space-related topics which includes a stargazing tour.  Dress for the weather, hot beverages will be provided. If inclement weather or mostly overcast, the event will be cancelled. For more information, persons may call 715-732-7510 or toll-free at 877-884-4408.

July 11, 18, 25; Aug. 1, 8, 15

ITSY BITY STORY TIME. Held at the Stephenson Public Library 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, for children from birth to 3 years old, their parents or caregivers and siblings, at 11 a.m. There will be 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 and registration is not required. For more information and current closings and events, persons may call the library at 715-732-7570; visit the Facebook page at Stephenson Public Library or the website http://marinettecountylibraries.org under the Marinette page.

July 12; Aug. 2

UKULELE STRUM ALONG. Held at the Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, as part of the "Libraries Rock" Summer Reading club, for teens and adults who wish to learn the basics of playing the ukulele, at 6 p.m. Using three simple chords, you can learn to play many different nursery rhymes and songs on the ukulele. Ukuleles will be available, but if you have one you may bring it. For more information, people may email Mariel Carter, Reference Librarian at mcarter@marinettecountylibraries.org; call 715-732-7572 or visit the website at www.marinettecountylibraries.org

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 13 - 15 and July 20 - 22

URINETOWN THE MUSICAL AT THEATRE ON THE BAY. Theatre on the Bay’s summer musical comedy “Urinetown, the Musical” by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis will be performed in the Herbert L. Williams Theatre on the campus of UW-Marinette, 750 W. Bay Shore St., Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets, including season tickets, are on sale at marinette.uwc.edu/theatre or one hour before every performance at the box office in the lobby.

July 13, 27

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

July 14

GOLF SCRAMBLE. Held by the Sons of the American Legion Post 146 at the North Shore Golf Club in Menominee, a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at noon. The cost is $60 per person for 18 holes and includes carts and $50 for members. There will be burgers or brats and beverages as well as prizes, raffles and more. Persons may sign up in Pro Shop, Birch Creek Road House or at the American Legion Post 146 in Menominee. For more information, people may call 619-731-9608 or 906-863-9296.

GIRL DAY. Held at the Heritage Hearing Care Building, 705 10th Avenue, Menominee, from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring your friends and pamper yourselves. There will be new vendors for your shopping enjoyment as well as Lemongrass Spa Hand Spa, massages by Cherylee, the ability to make and take DoTERRA essential oils roller balls of your choice and shop for other Natural products with Norwex & WildTree.  Continue your shopping experience for your favorite LuLaRoe Clothing & 31 Bags. Come and shop while learning the exciting benefits of natural products. A wide array of cash and carry and gift certificates 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. 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 16

ALEX THOMAS & FRIENDS. Held at the Spies Public Library, 940 1st St., Menominee, at 2 p.m. The library will be hosting a crew of giant puppets that brings jokes, prizes, stories and all around fun through the art of puppetry. For more information, persons may call Abbey or Sandy at 906-863-3917 or email spies@uproc.lib.mi.us.

July 16-19

YMCA GYMNASTICS CAMP. Held for persons 6 to 18 years who wants to learn gymnastic skills, games and swimming from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Gliders team staff will be coaching providing a challenging, fun, and safe environment. Participants are encouraged to bring a hair tie, water bottle, swimsuit, towel and leotard or shorts and a t-shirt as well as a bag lunch or lunch will be provided. The cost is $95 for members and $145 for non-members. For more information, persons may visit the YMCA website at www.mmymca.org under programs; visit the Welcome Desk at the YMCA or call 906-863-9983.

July 16 to Aug. 20

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.

July 16-20, Aug. 27-30

YMCA MERMAID SCHOOL. Launch into the mermaid dream with a week-long initiation to monofin and synchronized swimming for children 6 to 9 years from 5 to 5:45 p.m. and from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. for those 10 years and older. The cost is $20 for members and $40 for non-members. For more information, persons may visit the YMCA website at www.mmymca.org under programs; visit the Welcome Desk at the YMCA or call 906-863-9983. 

JUNIOR LIFEGUARD TRAINING Held at the YMCA for children 11 to 15 years from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The class helps build a foundation of knowledge, attitudes and skills for future lifeguards. The Junior Lifeguarding course is a key component of the Lifeguarding Program. The cost is $25 for members and $50 for non-members. For more information and to register, persons may visit the Welcome Desk at the YMCA or call 906-863-9983.

July 17, 26; Aug. 22

BORROWING EBOOKS AND DIGITAL AUDIOBOOKS. Held at the Stephenson Public Library in Marinette, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and July 17 from 1 to 4 p.m., and learn about the new Libby App that can be used to check out; download eBooks and digital audiobooks from the Wisconsin Digital Library. Persons are required to bring their smartphone or tablet and InfoSoup Library Card and PIN to get started and may borrow up to 10 books. For more information, people may email Mariel Carter, Reference Librarian at mcarter@marinettecountylibraries.org; call 715-732-7572 or visit the website at www.marinettecountylibraries.org.

July 18

PESHTIGO JAZZ BAND CONCERT IN THE PARK. Held at Badger Park in Peshtigo from 6 to 8 p.m. Concessions will be available.

JOB APPLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWING SKILLS. Free marketing yourself workshop, funded by Bay Area Workforce Development Board in partnership with Goodwill Industries and 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.

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 19; Aug. 9

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP. Held at the Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, at 6 p.m. The Reference Librarian will introduce the Wisconsin Newspaper Database, a free, online database useful in researching genealogy and local history. Participants may practice along by bringing a laptop and genealogy tree questions. For more information, persons may email Mariel Carter, Reference Librarian at mcarter@marinettecountylibraries.org; call 715-732-7571 or visit the website www.marinettecountylibraries.org.

July 20 – 23

MENOMINEE COUNTY FAIR. Held at Shakey Lakes Park in Stephenson, MI. For more information on placement, schedules and attractions, persons may visit the website www.menomineecounty.com and go to Menominee County Fair under Departments.

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

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.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB. Held at the Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, at 1 p.m. to discuss the book “Last Bus to Wisdom" by Ivan Doig. New members are welcome to join the conversation and can borrow a copy of the book by ordering on InfoSoup.org or calling the library. For more information, persons may email Mariel Carter, Reference Librarian, at mcarter@marinettecountylibraries.org; call 715-732-7571 or visit the website www.marinettecountylibraries.org.

July 26

COMMUNITY KIDS DAY. Held at the DAR Boys & Girls Club, 901 8th Ave., Menominee, from 4 to 6 p.m. This is a free event open to the public with carnival games and activities, crafts, food, face painting, petting zoo, bouncy house, and much more.

TOM PEASE, CHILDREN’S PERFORMER. Held at Henes Park, 200 Henes Park Drive., Menominee, at 11 a.m. and at the Spies Public Library, 940 1st St., Menominee, at 2 p.m. If inclement weather both sessions will be held at the library. For more information, persons may call Abbey or Sandy at 906-863-3917 or email spies@uproc.lib.mi.us.

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

EDIBLE FLOWERS: BEAUTY AND FLAVOR. Held at the Harmony Arboretum Demonstration Gardens from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Many species of plants grown for their floral displays can also share the spotlight at the dinner table. Join us for a tasty discussion and sampling session as we review selection and management of both “flower” and vegetable species which have edible flowers. For more information, persons may call 715-732-7510 or toll-free at 877-884-4408.

July 26; Aug. 16

YOUTH SUMMER BOOK CLUB. Held at the Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, for youths from 8 to 12 years to discuss the book “How to Eat Fried Worms” by Thomas Rockwell and do a related activity at 10 a.m. Limited copies of the book will be available at the library for check out. Library programs are free and registration is not required. For more information and current closings and events, persons may call the library at 715-732-7570; visit the Facebook page at Stephenson Public Library or the website http://marinettecountylibraries.org under the Marinette page.

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.

July 30

YMCA DANCE CAMP. Held at the Marinette Menominee YMCA from 10 to 11 a.m. for children 6 to 12 years from 10 to 11 a.m. Over this week, participants will learn dance skills and movements and memorize a pom dance routine. All campers will receive a free t-shirt. The cost is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. Registration is required by July 19. For more information and to register, persons may visit the Welcome Desk at the YMCA or call 906-863-9983.

July 31

SUMMER READING WRAP-UP. Held at the Spies Public Library 940 1st St., Menominee, at 2 p.m. Mischief & Magic will be performing and making balloon animals and prizes will be distributed as well as blasting off some more rockets. For more information, persons may call Abbey or Sandy at 906-863-3917 or email spies@uproc.lib.mi.us.

Aug. 1 - 5

BASEBALL TOURNAMENT. The Menominee Legion Red Wave Baseball Team will host the Class A State Baseball Tournament at the Spies Field in Menominee, August 1 to 5.

Aug. 3

ANNUAL KIDS DAY. Held at various locations throughout Marinette where kids will be celebrated. For more information, persons may email Melissa at mebsch@marinette.wi.us or call 715-938-2471.

Aug. 4

ART IN THE GARDEN. Held at the Harmony Arboretum Demonstration Gardens from 9 a.m. to noon. Create unique arts and crafts for your home and garden. Join Master Gardener, volunteers and partake in the make-it and take-it table, tours, workshops for adults and youth, and an up-cycled yard and garden art contest. Registration is required and forms are available at the UWEX office; on the web page at http://marinette.uwex.edu or on NLMGA Facebook page. For more information, persons may call 715-732-7510 or toll-free 877-884-4408.

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. 10 and 11          

18TH ANNUAL HOT AIR BALLOON RALLY. Witness the stunning sight of hot air balloons ascending at the Rock Ledge Park and School, W High Road Seymour, Saturday at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a balloon glow to follow at dusk. There will be a bouncy house for children as well as burgers, snacks and beverages. Times are approximate and weather permitting. Admission and parking is free Friday from 4 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 6 to7 a.m. and 4:30 to 9 p.m. For more information, persons may email Home of the Hamburger at charlie@homeofthehamburger.org or call 920-833-6688.

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.

Aug. 13 – 17

COLLEGE 4 KIDS - HANDS-ON FUN WEEK. Held by the Marinette Continuing Education Department at the UW-Marinette campus Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students will learn the basics of American Sign Language, including introductions, fingerspelling, feelings, and much more. Our robotics portion of the week will introduce students to skills such as sketching, measurements, teamwork, problem-solving, reading diagrams, meeting criteria, and other skills needed to be successful in STEM careers. This will be accomplished by class discussion, and projects using everyday objects and some not so everyday objects. Students will also be introduced to robots used in competitions and underwater robots (ROVs), Raspberry Pi’s, Arduinos, and other technology. Participants will then be able to go outdoors and learn new sports such as Two-hand Touch Rugby, Ultimate Frisbee, Kubb, and Netball. The cost is $140 and includes necessary materials, breakfast, lunch, and a T-shirt. For more information and to register, persons may visit the website at www.marinette.edu/ce or call 715-504-3303.

Aug. 15

PRAIRIE WALK. Held at the Harmony Arboretum Demonstration Gardens from 6 to 8 p.m. Explore the 17-acre prairie at Harmony Arboretum with local native plant enthusiasts and spend an evening learning what constitutes a prairie and why people are creating or restoring them. For more information, persons may call 715-732-7510 or toll-free 877-884-4408.

Aug. 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. 18

ART/VENDORS IN THE GARDEN FUNDRAISER– GOODMAN. Held in Jim and Lynn Stankevich's yard at 105 Main St., Goodman, a maple shaded yard with arts, crafts, handmade goods, pampered chef, pure maple syrup, raffles, live music from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be food, concessions, baked goods provided by the Goodman/Armstrong Creek High School Varsity Club. All proceeds will benefit the Brian Stankevich Memorial Scholarship and the Varsity Club Scholarships. In case of rain, the event will be held at the Goodman Fire Rescue Hall.

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.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB. Held at the Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, at 1 p.m. to discuss the book "Honolulu" by Alan Brennert. New members are welcome to join the conversation and can borrow a copy of the book by ordering on InfoSoup.org or calling the library. For more information, persons may email Mariel Carter, Reference Librarian at mcarter@marinettecountylibraries.org; call 715-732-7571 or visit the website www.marinettecountylibraries.org.

Aug. 28 - 30

NINJA CAMP. Held Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Two hours of ninja class with a break for lunch and swimming. Participants are required to bring a water bottle, swimsuit and towel. The cost is $40 for members and $80 for non-members. For more information and to register, persons may visit the YMCA website at www.mmymca.org under programs or call 906-863-9983. 

Aug. 30

VICTORY GARDENS: YESTERDAY AND TODAY. Held at Harmony’s own Victory Garden, a re-creation of a WWI era War Garden from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Learn about the history of such gardens, how they were this nation’s first local food movement, and how they contributed to the defense of the nation. There will be a discussion on vegetable varieties, planning for maximum production, preserving the harvest, and the government’s contribution to the education of the nation as well as how the Victory Garden concept and techniques can be applied today. For more information, persons may call 715-732-7510 or toll-free at 877-884-4408.

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. 2            

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

Sept. 6

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

Sept. 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. 13

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

Sept. 15

PLANT SALE AND PLANT PEST CLINIC

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

Sept. 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.

Oct. 4

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

Oct. 8

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

Oct. 13

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

Oct. 21

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

Nov. 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.

Dec. 4

ASTRONOMY AT THE ARBORETUM

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

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

RIVER CITIES CONCERT ASSOCIATION SEASON MEMBERSHIPS ON SALE NOW. Available at Heritage Hearing Care Menominee MI, Mattison Insurance Agency Marinette, Peshtigo Pharmacy, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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