August

CRIVITZ SKI CATS WATERSKI SHOW. Held for the public at Lake Noquebay County Park, W6188 County Road GG, Crivitz, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Ski Cats are a family-based organization consisting of approximately 65 members, with several families providing 3 generations of skiers and non-skiing personnel. The 2018 ski season will ski to the theme of “I Love the 90s” and will bring to the water 90s pop culture, including music, television, fashion, and movies.

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

REGISTER FOR THE SCHOOL CLOTHES DRIVE. Offered by the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, with the help of Thrivent Financial for parents of children, from preschool to grade 2, facing financial hardship. For more information and to register, persons may call Christ Lutheran Church at 906-863-2119, Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The registration deadline is Aug. 17 and callers should be prepared to give pant, shirt and shoe size for each child needing clothes.

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. 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.

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/.

Now through Oct. 8

PESHTIGO FIRE MUSEUM OPEN. Located at 400 Oconto Ave., Peshtigo, themuseum is open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Visitors are welcome to explore on their own or hear stories about the fire from the museum guides. For more information, persons may call 715-582-3244 or visit the website at peshtigofiremuseum.com.

August 5

FOOD DRIVE DURING MENOMINEE WATERFRONT FESTIVAL PARADE. The public is encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate to St Vincent de Paul, Marinette, whose volunteers will walk with the food pantry truck through the parade to collect the food donations. The food pantry is in need of canned soups, spaghetti sauce, canned pasta such as ravioli and Chef Boyardee, peanut butter, jelly, tuna, Hamburger Helper, instant potatoes, canned fruit and vegetables particularly canned cream of corn and corn and cereal as well as paper towels.

August 6

5-Day Club/VBS. Held for local children from 5 to 12 years old at the Cedar River Community Chapel, N8167 State Highway M35, Cedar River, MI. from 9 to 11:30 a.m. under the theme “Turned Around.” This is a free event and includes lunch and lessons that teach how letting God in can turn your life around. For more information and to enroll, persons may call Pastor Bill Hanson at 906-374-0808.

Aug. 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.

Aug. 7

FAMILY FUN DAY. Held at Erickson Park in Stephenson, sponsored by the Great Start to Quality in collaboration with the Great Start Collaborative of Menominee, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There will be free children’s activities, a bouncy house and snacks and all children will receive a free book. For more information, persons may call 906-863-5665, Ext. 1028.

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.

WEBINAR – “BRINGING YOUR STORY TO LIFE”. Held in Marinette and hosted by the M & M Area Community Foundation from noon to 2 p.m. The Council of Michigan Foundations will conduct the session, which will have a foundation focus, but is appropriate and transferrable to other entities and will highlight effective storytelling which can warm hearts, shift minds and inspire action. The webinar is free but space is limited.  For more information and to register, persons may call Kerri at the MMACF at 906-864-3599. 

Aug. 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.

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.

Aug. 9, 16, 23, 30

FREE MOVIES IN THE PARK. Held at the Littleland Playland Park, 510 Louisa St., Crivitz, at 8:50 p.m. Bring blankets and/or chairs. If there is inclement weather, the movie will be canceled.

Aug. 10

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. 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.

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. 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. 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

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.

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. The robotics portion of the week will introduce students to a variety of skills Students will also be introduced to robots used in competitions and underwater robots (ROVs), Raspberry Pi’s, Arduinos, and other technology. 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

NETZEL-ZENZ POST 413 OPEN HOUSE/GRILL OUT. Held at the American Legion Post 413 clubhouse, 251 N 141, Crivitz, from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be hamburgers, brats, hot dogs and drinks. There is no charge for the event, a free will offering will be taken and everyone is asked to bring a dish to pass.

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

AUTO IMMUNE DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP. Held at Good Shepherd Fellowship Church, 627 Michaelis Street (one block off Highway 64) at 6 p.m. For more information, persons may call Cindy before 4 p.m. at 715 735-7795 or Janet at 715 735-9669.

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.

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.

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. 19

M&M CHAMPION GOLF OUTING. Held at the North Shore Golf Club, N2315 M-35 Menominee, with sign-in from 10:30 to 11:20 a.m. and a shotgun start at 11:30. Show team spirit just one week before the hometown rivals meet on the football field by defeating the opponent's fans on the fairways. The cost is $60 per person or $240 per team and includes 18 holes, cart and a buffet dinner with all proceeds benefiting local kids in foster care. For more information and to purchase tickets, persons may call 715-923-7250 or email casa@new.rr.com.

JOYFUL NOYZ. The Southern Gospel music trio will be singing at the Community Covenant Church, 1123 13th St., Menominee, (across from Blesch Middle School), at 3 p.m. A free will offering will be accepted. For more information, persons may call Glenna at 906-290-3552.

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.

Aug. 21-22

UW-MARINETTE CHILDREN'S THEATRE AUDITIONS. Held for persons from 6 to 18 years at the UW-Marinette Theatre Building – Room T-133, from 5 to 7 p.m. Persons auditioning should be prepared to sing 16-32 bars of a song of choice from another musical; have a prepared monologue and bring sheet music to give to an accompanist at auditions. The audition will consist of a song, monologue and a reading from the script. Callbacks will be Aug. 2 and public performances will be from Oct. 12 to 14 and 19 to 21. For more information and to register for an audition, persons may go online at www.marinette.uwc.edu/community/continuing-ed/theatre; call 715-504-3303, or email mnt- e@uwc.edu.

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.

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. 26

ART IN THE PARK. Held by the Menominee Area Arts Council at Henes Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will have original paintings, crafts and garden sculptures for sale, as well as food and musical entertainment. The cost to display items is $20 for MAAC members and $40 for non-members. Artists who are interested in displaying and selling their art should contact MAAC treasurer Jim Birch at 920-290-2807 or email btree50@hotmail.com For more information, persons may email MAAC president Marcia Defnet at marciadefnet@gmail.com or Professor emeritus James LaMalfa at james.lamalfa@uwc.edu.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST. Held by the Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy Athletic Club in the high school gym from 8 to 11 a.m. The public is welcome at a cost of $5.

WALKING CEMETERY TOUR. Held at the Forest Home Mausoleum, 2430 Mary St., Marinette, tours leave every fifteen minutes from 1 to 2:45 p.m. at a cost of $5 per person. Visitors can learn about the people that helped make Marinette what it is today, the founding fathers, ancestors and those that called Marinette their home. Refreshments will be available for a free will offering. For more information or to register, persons may call the cemetery at 715-732-5173 or stop by.

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

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

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.

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. 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.

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. 9

HOLY REDEEMER FESTIVAL. Held at the at the Holy Redeemer Parish, W5541 Birch Creek Road, Menominee, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The chicken dinner, served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. includes mash potatoes, gravy, coleslaw, green beans, a roll and a beverage. There will be other food items available as well as a variety of activities which include a large raffle, bake sale, farmers market, basket raffle, silent auction, rummage sale, kids and adult games. Music will be provided by Chuck Johnson.

Sept. 11

MARINETTE CHAPTER OF DUCKS UNLIMITED ANNUAL DINNER. Held at Little River Country Club, Shore Drive in Marinette with doors opening at 5 p.m. and the dinner program beginning at 7. The cost is $50 per person and includes a single membership, a subscription to the magazine and a chance to win prizes. Family members residing at the same address can purchase one ticket for $50 and additional tickets at $25 each. Ticket packages for the pre-event 50/50/50 raffle are available at a cost of $50 for 55 tickets, if purchased before Sept. 1. No tickets will be sold at the door. There are also sponsorship packages available. For more information and to sponsor, persons may call 715-732-0676.

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. 12

BAKED POTATO BUFFET. Held at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church, N6095 U.S. 41, Wallace, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The buffet includes an assortment of hot toppings for the baked potato, green salad, infused water, lemonade, coffee and dessert. A suggested donation is $10 for adults; $5 for children from 6 to 12 years old and free for those 5 and younger.

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

OKTOBERFEST IN CRIVITZ. Held at the Crivitz Community Veterans Park, 510 Louisa St., from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. There will be German food, beverages, live bands, adult contests, children’s games and more. For more information, persons may call the Crivitz Village Hall at 715-854-2748.      

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. 15, 22, 29 and Oct. 13

FALL FEATHER AND FUR SWAP SCHEDULE. Held from 8 a.m. to noon at Stephenson Marketing Coop in Stephenson, Sept. 15; Tractor Supply Company in Marinette, Sept. 22; Marinette Farm and Garden in Marinette, Sept. 29; and Peshtigo Feed Mill in Peshtigo, Oct. 13.

The public is invited to buy, sell, or trade all types of birds, rabbits, small animals, pets, livestock, and equipment and there is no admission fee for the buyers or sellers.  Swap participants are reminded that they are responsible for complying with all state and local rules and regulations regarding transportation and sale of animals. Participants must provide their own cages.  For more information or to join the club, persons may call Joe Michalko or Sharon Larscheid at 715-596-0284; Mary or Doug Quaak at 906-753-4153.

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.

Sept. 27

WOMEN’S HEALTH FAIR & SEMINAR. Held by Respite Care of Marinette and Menominee counties at the Island Resort & Casino at 9 a.m. EST with speakers beginning at 11. The cost is $10 and includes lunch. For more information and to register, persons may call 715-732-4474.

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. 6

WAUSAUKEE FALL FESTIVAL. Registration/check-in will begin at 704 Main St., at the corner of Highway 141 and Harrison Ave., on the east side of the street, downtown Wausaukee, at 7 a.m. There will be a variety of activities with over 100 vendors/crafters, music by Daze 2 Nights, free horse-drawn wagon rides and face painting for kids, booyah by Pastor Fred’s Food Pantry, bake sales, food, refreshments, Black Husky Brewing, farmer’s market and more. Spaces 10x10 feet or 10x5 feet located in front of some businesses will be available for a $20 donation and canopy structures are allowed. Proceeds and donations will be used to support this event.

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. 4

CRAFT/VENDOR SHOW. Held at the First Trinity Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 920 Wells St., Marinette, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be many handmade items such as rugs, blankets, scarves, aprons, linens, towels, quilts, country and holiday items and decorations made of wood and glass as well as bird feeders, jewelry, pillows, food, beverages and a variety of other items. Vendors such as Pampered Chef, Lemon Grass Spa Products, do Terra Essential Oils, and Thrifty one gifts will also be displaying their goods.

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

“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.