Ongoing

FREE TAX PREPARATION. Services provided at NWTC – Marinette Campus. Sponsored by Tri-City Area United Way. For households making less than $54,000. Serving Wisconsin and Michigan residents. Available Services may be restricted by tax form and income. For more information and to make an appointment, persons may call Tri-City Area United Way at 715-735-7785.

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

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

RIVER CITIES CONCERT ASSOCIATION SEASON MEMBERSHIPS ON SALE NOW. Available at Heritage Hearing Care Menominee MI, Mattison Insurance Agency Marinette, Peshtigo Pharmacy, rcconcerts.com, Anderson and Roe Piano Duo, Forever Young Musical Theater from Branson, Roy and Rosemary Piano- Violin, Glenn Miller Orchestra. For more information, call Barb Akins 906-863 7387.

PAWS & TALES PROGRAM. Held by the Stephenson Public Library. Available for adults and children who want to build confidence in reading out loud. Readers choose a book and practice reading out loud to a registered therapy dog. Wednesday afternoon time slots are available and registration is required. People may contact Lara Lakari to register, or visit marinettecountylibraries.org/news/category/marinette-library/, or contact the Stephenson Public Library, 715-732-7570, for more information.

CARNEY-NADEAU PUBLIC SCHOOLS FREE SWIM LESSONS

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

DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENINGS. Menominee County Intermediate School District will conduct Early Childhood Developmental Screenings for children from birth through age 5 (if not attending school). Screenings are held from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Menominee County Intermediate School District, 1201 41st Ave., Menominee. Arrangements can be made for children located in the Carney-Nadeau and North Central school districts. Appointments are required. People may call the Menominee County ISD, 906-863-5665 for next available date.

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

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

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

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

QUILTING GROUP. The group will assemble in the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church hall, corner of University Drive and Pierce Avenue, Marinette, the first and third Thursdays each month at 8 a.m. Volunteers are welcome. The work includes jobs for a variety of talents, sewing and non-sewing. The finished quilts are donated to local charities and the Lutheran World Relief. Donations of material are welcome. For more information, people may call the church office, 715-735-3101.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY EVENING CHURCH SERVICE. Held at the Menominee Church of God 3017 15th St. Menominee Sunday at 6 p.m. for those unable to attend a morning service.

CELEBRATING 150 YEARS. The First Presbyterian Church will be celebrating 150 years at every Sunday service throughout 2018 beginning at 10:30 a.m.

FAMILY FUN NIGHTS. Held at the Marinette Menominee YMCA every second Saturday of each month and Feb. 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $15 for family members or $30 for family non-members. Each month will be a new theme. Physical activity, taste test, craft, open gym, open swim, open pickle ball, etc.

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

Now to Feb. 20

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

Now through Feb. 28

AT THE ART GALLERY -  CIELO & TIERRA. An exhibition featuring artisanal design from Peru. Design work by Alejandra Carrillo-Munoz and Awamaki and Image documentation by Anna Watts. On display at the UW – Marinette Campus.

Now through March 24

REGISTRATION FOR CHILD AND BABYSITTING SAFETY CERTIFICATION. American Safety and Health Institute Child and Babysitting Safety Course held March 24 and May 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 10 to 21. Cost is $50. Lunch is provided. Registration is open now at the Welcome Desk. For more information, persons may email ivys@mmymca.org.

Now through April 2

MARINETTE LIONS CLUB SPRING ROSE SALE. The roses come in a variety of colors and are $15 per dozen delivered to your door on April 7th. Orders must be placed by April 2nd. For more information and to place an order, persons may call any Lions Club member or Tim at 715-330-3250.  Proceeds from the sale will help to fund local scholarships and other community projects.      

Now through April 18

DANCE LESSONS. Held at Equity Hall, Highway 64 West of Marinette, by the North Country Kickers Dance Club, Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. There is a $4 fee per lesson for non-club members. All are welcome. Partners are not required. For more information, persons may call Charles Bishop at 920-530-4373, Sharllotte Swanson at 715-735-5548 or Dave Kvam at 715-735-5513.

Now through 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.

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

Feb. 18

PESHTIGO VOLUNTEER CLUB – COFFEE SHOP. Held at the Peshtigo High School from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for persons older than 10 years, free for those younger and includes unlimited drinks. There will be baked goods as well as local musicians and child care. Musicians will be Jolee Cooper, Lane Lee, Mike and Sally Haines and Sierra Dickinson. All proceeds will go to the Students Eat Every Day (S.E.E.D.). The coffee is donated by Johnson Controls.

Feb. 19

PRESCHOOL/KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP. Held at St. John's Lutheran School, N1926 Church Road Peshtigo at 6 p.m. Meet the teachers, see the classrooms, watch a demonstration of a lesson being taught. For more information, persons may call Principal Lance List at 715-582-4565 or visit the website www.stjohnpeshtigo.org.

Feb. 19 to April 2

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

YMCA K-3 BASKETBALL SKILLS. Held in the YMCA gym 1600 West Drive, Menominee, Mondays from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. This session is for boys and girls from K-Grade 3. The cost is $29 for members and $41 for non-members. In each weekly 45-minute clinic, the kids will work on skills like dribbling, passing, shooting and defense. Registration starts on Feb. 5. For more information and to register, persons may call 906-863-9983; stop in at the Y or email joe@mmymca.org.

Feb. 20

PATHWAYS TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP WORKSHOP. Held at the Wisconsin Maritime Center of Excellence - Business Assistance Center, 1320 Main Street, Marinette from 5 to 7 p.m. Registration is required. For more information or to register, persons may call the WMCOE-BAC at 715-732-1050 or info@wmcoe.org. This free workshop will provide information needed to launch and grow a business. Learn about the resources available in our community and why a business plan is essential to success.

Feb. 20, 27; March 6, 13, 20, 27; April 3, 10, 17, 24

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

Feb. 21

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

FIND OUT WHY YOUR ESSENTIAL OILS ARE NOT WORKING THE WAY YOU EXPECTED. Held in the Marinette Middle School office conference room from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Learn ways to enhance results from your essential oil use. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate infused with an oil of choice. This is a free class, but is limited to 18 persons. Register for all sessions including the free sessions. For more information and to register, persons may go to the website at https://marinette.revtrak.net/Community-Education/ or call 715-735-1392.

February 21, 23, 25

MARINETTE YOUTH BASEBALL/SOFTBALL REGISTRATION. Marinette Youth Baseball/Softball Inc. will hold registration at the Marinette National Guard Armory, Mary St., Feb. 21 and 23 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon.  T-ball is open to kids from 5 to 6 years; baseball 7 to 15 years by April 30 and softball 7 to 16 years by Dec. 31.  The registration fee is $40 per player and $80 per family plus each player must sell 1 box of candy bars. For more information, persons may visit the website mybi.org or call MYBI President Sue Erdman at 715-732-6399.

Feb. 21, 28 March 7, 14, 21

Mid-Week Lenten Worship and Soup Suppers. Held at Zion Lutheran 2714 James St., Marinette Feb. 21 and 28 at and Our Savior’s on the Corner of University Drive and Pierce Ave., Marinette, March 7, 14 and 21 at 5:15 p.m. with worship services at 6. For more information, persons may call Our Savior’s office at 715-735-3101. The theme of our midweek Lenten services will be “Shaking Off the Dust: The Promise of Easter.”  At these services some of the Biblical events and prophesies that take on this earthquake character of the Resurrection will be explored. The following are the themes and preachers: Feb. 21: Rev. George Olson: Elijah and the earthquake at Mt. Horeb; Feb. 28: Rev. Lee Goodwin: Nehemiah shakes the powerful to care for the poor; March 7: Rev. Rick DeBenedetto: The inner shaking of repentance; March 14: Rev.  Jim Wendt: The earthquake at the Crucifixion; March 21 – Rev. Keith Kolstad: The earthquake at the Resurrection.

Feb. 21, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25

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

Feb. 22

REST TRAINING (RESPITE EDUCATION AND SUPPORT TOOLS). Training will be provided from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Attendance both days are required in order to receive certification as a REST companion.  Participants must arrive 15 minutes prior to class start time. The ultimate goal of this training course is to assist individuals to become effective companions and respite workers by learning the three key steps of support:  Prepare, Care and Connect.  For more information, persons may call 1-800-305-7227; dial 2-1-1 or visit the website at www.upcap.org.

ADVANCED SOCIAL MEDIAL TRAINING. Hosted by the M&M Area Community Foundation as part of their continuing partnership with NWTC. Held at the North Coast Marine and Advanced Manufacturing Training Center 1428 Main St., Marinette, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In this session, trainer Nicole Virant will cover intermediate Facebook strategies, paid advertising and tools and techniques on other social media channels. The cost is $35 a person. For more information and to register, persons may call MMACF at 906-864-3599.

Feb. 23

WISCONSIN PARENTAL CHOICE PROGRAM (WPCP) INFORMATIONAL MEETING. Held at Trinity Lutheran School, 1216 Colfax Street, Marinette, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Learn about the opportunities to obtain free tuition to a Christian-based school through WPCP. Trinity Lutheran School offers preschool through grade 8, with after-school care available on-site. For more information, persons may call 715-732-2956 or 715-330-5250.

MOVIE NIGHT. Hosted by the Menominee Church of God, 3017 15th St., Menominee, the movie, “All Saints” will play at 6 p.m. There will be free refreshments and the public is invited. For more information, people may call 906-424-4007 or find the Menominee Church of God on Facebook.

YMCA NERF GUN & SWIM NIGHT. Held from 6 to 8 p.m. for grades 2 and 3. The gym will be set up with various obstacles and cover to have “pick-up style” nerf gun battles and contests. Children with be given protective eyewear and the YMCA will provide the nerf bullets. Participants must bring their own nerf weapons. Fast and easy loading, single shot nerf guns work best. In addition, we will have swim time. Bring a suit and towel. Swim and Nerf times will vary based on the number of kids.  Registration starts on Feb. 5. For more information and to register, persons may call 906-863-9983.

Feb 23, March 9 and 23

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.

Feb. 24

MARDI GRAS PARTY. Held by the Menominee American Legion Post 146 beginning at 3 p.m. 200 tickets will be sold and will include raffles with cash prizes, food and music. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Menominee Legion Post or at the door on the day of the event. For more information and to purchase tickets, persons may call the Post at 906-863-9296 or 715-587-5018.

VALENTINE’S DANCE. Held by the North County Kickers at the Equity Hall, Highway 64 from 7 to 10 p.m. A variety of county music will be played. The cost is $5 and is open to the public. For more information, people may call Charles Bishop at 920-530-4373 or Sharlotte Swanson at 715-735-5548.

RUMMAGE SALE. Held at the Abundant Life Church & Mission from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds to benefit the Menominee Animal Shelter. For more information, people may call the shelter at 906-864-7297.

LNAP FISH - A – RAMA. Held at Timberline Resort, South Side of Lake Noquebay from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fish Prizes, raffle drawings, food, heated tent special event, 50/50 shoot out from 9 a.m. to noon, 100 Holes at $50 per hole. Registration starts at 7 a.m. for this event. For more information, persons may call Jessie at the resort at 715-927-0184.

WALK FOR WARMTH. Held by the Community Action Agency. The walk starts at 10 a.m. at the Menominee Senior Center then to the Spies Public Library and back to the center. Registration begins at 9 a.m. There will be refreshments at the senior center and the library. For more information, persons may call Lori at 906-863-3042 or email llacasse@mdscaa.org.

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

Feb. 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24; April 7, 14, 21, 28

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

Feb, 25, March 4, 11

CARD PARTIES. Held by the Women of Faith of St. Mary Parish in Peshtigo in the school’s gym. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. and playing will begin at 1. Smear and Pinochle will be played, lunch will be served, and prizes awarded.  The public is invited.

Feb. 26

JOB FAIR. Held at the Job Center, 1605 University Drive, Marinette from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Full and part time janitorial positions available. Interested persons are required to bring two forms of ID for on the spot hiring.

Feb. 26 and March 26

GENEALOGY DISCUSSION GROUP. Held at the Stephenson Public Library in Marinette at 6 p.m. Genealogists of all experience levels are invited to attend. For more information, persons may call Mariel at 715-732-7570.

Feb. 27

“PEEKING INTO PRESCHOOL” VISIT. Held by Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy at the Elementary campus, 141 S. Wood Ave., Peshtigo. for interested families from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Drop in and explore our classroom in action.  

Feb. 28

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

Feb. 28; March 28; April 25

AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB. Held at the Stephenson Public Library at 1 p.m. to discuss Books for Living by Will Schwalbe. Upcoming reading selections are posted on the library’s website: www.marinettecountylibraries.org. New members are always welcome to join the discussion. For more information and to borrow copies of the book club books, persons may call the library

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

March 1

PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE. Held at Trinity Lutheran School, 1216 Colfax Street, Marinette from 6 to 7 p.m. Enrollment is now open for 3 and 4 year-old students in a Christian-based educational setting. New for 2018-19: free tuition may be possible through the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program for children in the K-4 program. For more information, persons may call 715-732-2956.

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

March 1 to 31

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

March 2

YMCA NERF GUN & SWIM NIGHT. Held from 6 to 8 p.m. for grades 4 to 6. The gym will be set up with various obstacles and cover to have “pick-up style” nerf gun battles and contests. Children with be given protective eyewear and the YMCA will provide the nerf bullets. Participants must bring their own nerf weapons. Fast and easy loading, single shot nerf guns work best. In addition, we will have swim time. Bring a suit and towel. Swim and Nerf times will vary based on the number of kids.  Registration starts on Feb. 5. For more information and to register, persons may call 906-863-9983.

March 2, 16

“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.

March 5

"WISCONSIN WATER QUALITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE" PROGRAM. Held for the public by the Marinette County Association for Home and Community Education in room 117 at the UW-Marinette at 6:30 pm. Neurotoxins that increase in our lakes due to global warming may have an impact on such illnesses as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS.  Learn more by hearing Dr. Richer explain how the warming of the water increases the dangers.  There is no fee for attending. For more information, persons may call Pat at 715-732-4462.

March 5; April 16

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

March 7

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

FAMILY LEGO FESTIVAL. Held at the Stephenson Public Library from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be opportunities for families to work together in our Lego Scavenger hunt and Lego challenges. There will be a Lego snack and build a special Lego “I Spy” creation. This program is free and open to the public; registration is not required. For up-to-date information, persons may visit Facebook at Stephenson Public Library; the website: http://marinettecountylibraries.org under the Marinette page or call 715-732-7570.

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

March 7; April 4; 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.

March 7 to April 12

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

March 8

WISCONSIN PARENTAL CHOICE PROGRAM (WPCP). Informational meeting at Trinity Lutheran School, 1216 Colfax Street, Marinette from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Learn about the opportunities to obtain free tuition to a Christian-based school through WPCP. Trinity Lutheran School offers preschool through grade 8, with after-school care available on-site. For more information, persons may call 715-732-2956 or 715-330-5250.

FACEBOOK BASICS TRAINING WORKSHOP FOR NONPROFITS. The M & M Area Community Foundation (MMACF) in partnership with NWTC will hold the workshop for nonprofits at the North Coast Marine and Advanced Manufacturing Training Center 1428 Main St., Marinette from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $35 per person. For more information and to register, persons may call Kerri at 906-864-3599.

March 9 and 10

RUMMAGE SALE. Held at the SS. Joseph & Edward Catholic Church, W3308 County Road G, Porterfield, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be clothing, household items, bed linens, towels, toys, books, DVDs and CDs, tools, indoor and outdoor furniture, dishes, antiques, car parts, knick knack and seasonal items for sale. Sloppy Joes, hotdogs, Lenten menu, chips, homemade cookies/bars, soda, water and coffee will also be available for purchase.  The event is open to the public.

March 12

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

March 12; April 16

FAMILY FINANCIAL LITERACY NIGHT. Held at the Stephenson Public Library from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sponsored by Karen Sebero of Ameriprise and presented by the Stephenson Public Library’s Miss Lara and Eileen Gossen of NEWCAP. The event is a story-based opportunity to discuss different aspects of money and how to handle it. Learn how to talk about money with children and to discuss it before it becomes an argument. Participants will enjoy a light supper, listen to a story, and participate in an activity and discussion on the topic of the evening. Registration is required by March 12 at noon. This program is free and open to the public. For up-to-date information and to register, persons may visit Facebook at Stephenson Public Library; the website: http://marinettecountylibraries.org under the Marinette page or call 715-732-7570.

March 14

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

USING ESSENTIAL OILS FOR DIGESTIVE AND INTESTINAL HEALTH. Held in the Marinette Middle School office conference room from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Learn how to use oils to support the digestive system. This is a free event, but persons must register for all sessions including the free sessions as space is limited. For more information and to register, persons may go to https://marinette.revtrak.net/Community-Education/ or call 715-735-1392.

March 16

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.

March 16; April 13

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

March 17

PUZZLE POTLUCK. Bring a puzzle you have already done at home and trade it in at the Puzzle Potluck at the Stephenson Public Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Leave one of your puzzles for someone else to use and find a new one to take home. While at the library, stay for a while and work on a relaxing puzzle with fellow puzzlers. Feel free to bring a snack and beverage for yourself. For more information, persons may call the library at 715-732-7570.

March 18

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

March 18, April 2

YMCA MERMAID ADVENTURE. Held for ages 6 and older on March 18 from 12:30 to 2:45 p.m. and April 2 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mermaid Adventure is a fun day at the Y for fantasy and activity in the pool. Included in the price of registration is a pair of swimmable leggings, a mermaid-themed movie hour and time in the pool to try out the swim tails. Instructors will show you how to swim, flip, and dive like a mermaid. Must be able to swim without a flotation device and submerge under water to register. YMCA members pay $30 and non-members $60. For more information, persons may all 906-863-9983.

March 23

FREEZIN’ 4 REASONS EVENT. The St Joseph Conference of the Society of St Vincent de Paul will hold the event at the NWTC North Coast Marine and Advanced Mfg. Training Center, Main Street, Marinette from 2 to 11 p.m. Participants collect funds prior to the event and monies collected are used solely to shelter local Marinette & Peshtigo School District area homeless families throughout the coming year. Two different soups will be prepared by local volunteers.  Youth are asked to bring desserts or snacks that will be shared throughout the 8-hour event. A challenge to area businesses, schools, churches, youth groups to collect sponsors, as well as personal hygiene items, household cleaning Items, laundry detergent, diapers, toilet paper, tissues and gas cards during the week of March 19 to 23. Checks are to be made payable to St Joseph Conference (SJC-SVdP) and in “note” area indicate “F4R”, which restricts funds to our Freezin’ 4 Reasons separate banking account and mailed to PO Box 563 - Marinette WI 54143-0563. For more information, please may contact Jeanne Harper, Chair, PO Box 563, Marinette WI  54143-0563, email svdpsjcmarinette@gmail.com, or call715 923 9549.

March 23 to 25

LYLE “CHUMMY” MCDONALD MEMORIAL HOCKEY TOURNAMENT. Held at the New Community REC Center. Registrations are currently being accepted.  Registration fee is $60 per player and due with registration forms by March 1, 2018. Tournament organizers are also seeking donations to help defray costs and for bucket raffle items. Proceeds support Thunder youth hockey with registration scholarships to grow the program. For more information, to donate or to obtain a registration form, persons may call Nancy McDonald at 715-587-7456; email nmcdonald1@new.rr.com or Alex McDonald at 715-587-3969; email uiginssq@hotmail.com. 

MUSICAL “THE ADAMS FAMILY”. Presented by the Marinette High School March 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. and March 25 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for students. For more information, persons may call 715-735-1300.

MICK MICHAELIS CLASSIC CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT. Held at the Riverfront Inn, Marinette. Singles on Friday at 7 p.m. The cost is $20. The main event is Saturday with registration at 7 p.m. and play at 8:30. Play 22 games with 1 of 4 qualifying for playoffs. The cost is $70 which includes lunch. Saturday singles at 7 p.m. 9 games cost $20. Sunday will be the main playoffs. Second round 7:30 a.m. Consolation starts with 8 a.m. registration and play at 9. $40 entry for 9 games. For more information, persons may call the tournament director, Al Karr, at 920-639-3546 or email at cribbageeagle@gmail.com. There is also a block of rooms reserved at the River Front Inn. To receive the special rate of $59.99 plus tax per night, you must mention the Mick Michaelis Classic Cribbage Tournament.

March 24

BREAKFAST WITH THE BUNNY. Held at Applebee’s from 8 to 10 a.m. The cost is $4 a person and free for children 2 and younger. Tickets are sold at the YMCA from Feb. 15. The Easter Bunny will be present from 8:15 to 9:45 a.m. only.

March 24, May 19

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

March 26

WINTER WIGGLES DRIVE-IN. Held at the Stephenson Public Library at 1 p.m.  The library will provide the boxes; you turn it into your own vehicle for our “Drive-In” movie. This program is for children ages 0 to 6 and their caregivers who like to be creative. All events at the library are free and open to the public; registration is not required. For up-to-date information, persons may visit Facebook at Stephenson Public Library; the website: http://marinettecountylibraries.org under the Marinette page or call 715-732-7570.

March 31

PUTT PUTT VROOM VROOM INDOOR MINI GOLF TOURNAMENT. Held by the Triple C Riders a 501 (c)(3) organization from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Singles, doubles, teams of any size are welcome. All equipment will be provided. There will be food and prizes before 6 p.m. at the River Pub, Peshtigo. Pre-register anytime at Applejack's, Cactus Tavern, Dome Lanes, Fully Charged, Lolli's Pub, Loopy's 2, Peshtigo Pub & Grill, R&S Saddle Saloon and River Pub. The cost is $10 per person and all proceeds will benefit the Triple C Riders charitable donations. For more information, persons may visit the website, Facebook page or call Todd at 715-938-2485.

2018 FEATHER AND FUR SWAP SEASON. The Northern Poultry, Pigeon, and Rabbit Club (NPPRC) announces its 2018 schedule as follows: March 31, at Marinette Farm and Garden in Marinette; April 21, at Stephenson Marketing Coop in Stephenson; May 12, at Tractor Supply Company in Marinette and June 2, at Peshtigo Feed Mill in Peshtigo. All the swaps will run from 8 a.m. to noon. 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. The public is 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 or to join the club, persons may call Joe Michalko or Sharon Larscheid at 715-596-0284; Sandi Brumbaugh at 715-735-7120; Mary or Doug Quaak at 906-753-4153.

Apr. 3

DOG TRAINING CLASSES. Dog obedience classes held by the Tri-County Dog Training Academy will be held at the Marinette Armory, 2000 Mary St., Marinette.  Advanced registration is suggested as class size is 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.

April 4

LEGO CLUB. Held at the Stephenson Public Library from 5 to 7 p.m.  Come build with the monthly theme or freestyle. This program is free and open to the public; registration is not required. For up-to-date information, persons may visit Facebook at Stephenson Public Library; the website: http://marinettecountylibraries.org under the Marinette page or call 715-732-7570.

April 7

RUMMAGE/BAKE SALE. Held by the Peace United Church of Christ, at the corner of Tenth Street and Elizabeth Avenue, Marinette. The sale will be held in the basement of the church from 7:30 a.m. to noon There will be a $4 bag sale from 11 a.m. to noon. For more information, persons may call 715-735-7642.

April 9 – May 21

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

April 11

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

April 18 to May 11

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

April 21

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

April 25

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

April 26

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

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

May 6

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

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

May 11

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

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

May 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.

July 14 and 15

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

July 15

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

July 21-22

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

July 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. 11

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

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.