Ongoing

THE SALVATION ARMY'S RED KETTLE AND BELL RINGING. Spots are still open in a variety of locations and need to be filled. Families, churches, service clubs and businesses are invited to show the spirit of giving. All money raised stays in the area. People may sign up at www.samarinette.org or call 715-735-7448.

FREE TUTORING PROGRAM. Every Thursday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. for children in grades K-6, at Christ Lutheran Church, 613 11th Ave., Menominee. Snacks are provided. For more information, people may call Len Welling, 906-863-2366 or the Rev. Cole, 906-863-3095.

YMCA BOYS AND GIRLS PARKOUR OPEN GYM. Held Saturdays from 1:15-2:15 p.m. for ages 12-17. Parkour is a training discipline that is a mash-up of running, gymnastics and tumbling. Participants must attend the warm up and safety instruction in the first 15 minutes of each class. Punch cards are available at the YMCA front desk, $15 for members and $22 for general public. Three punches per card.

YMCA AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM (FIVE SITES). Off-site at Central School, Trinity Lutheran, First United Methodist Church, Marinette Middle and Peshtigo Elementary. Monday through Friday 3-6 p.m. Marinette Middle School Monday through Thursday 3-5:30 p.m. People may call the YMCA for more information and price, 906-863-9983. The YMCA After School Program does not operate on the weekend, full days off of school or days off due to inclement weather (half or full days).

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 more information.

ABC CLUB FOR PRESCHOOLERS. For preschoolers ages 3 to 5, The Stephenson Public Library offers the ABC Club, a way to help children get ready to read. The club will finish in the spring. Registration is free. For up-to-date information, people may find the library on Facebook at Stephenson Public Library, visit http://marinettecountylibraries.org under the Marinette page, or call 715-732-7570.

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 Tuesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. For reservations, people may call the Job Center, 715-732-7854 or 715-732-7756.

QUILTERS GROUP. Held by Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, corner of University Drive and Pierce Avenue, Marinette. 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 materials are also 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.

DAR BOYS & GIRLS CLUB FREE MEAL. Meals are available 3:45 p.m. Monday-Friday on school days. For more information, people may call 906-863-9512.

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, First United Methodist Fellowship/Faith Baptist 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.

NOON MEDITATION EXPRESS. Held Tuesday at Wanadoo Workshop Inc., 1712 Dunlap Ave., second floor, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., to learn new breathing and meditation techniques and/or spend some time in the "silent room" to continue to practice to de-stress, relax, and regroup for the afternoon. Donations are accepted but not required. People may call Linda, 906-424-0499, for more information.

ZUMBA. Free classes for everyone at any age, any fitness level. Held Saturdays, from 8:30-9:30 a.m., at North Shore Church, 511 47th Ave., Menominee. People may call Kristine, 814-397-4769, or North Shore Church, 906-863-3212.

ADULT OPEN VOLLEYBALL AT DUER GYM. Sundays, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and sponsored by the Marinette Recreation Department. Cost is $2 per player payable at the gym. No pre-registration is required. For more information, people may call 715-732-5222.

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.

M&M FARMERS MARKET. Market, previously known as the Menominee County Farm & Food Exchange has moved to M&M Plaza, Menominee, in the vestibule of Mighty Pet. Open from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturdays.

WINTER MARKET. Held by the Menominee Historic Downtown Farmers Market Association every Saturday from9 a.m.-noon, inside the Menominee Senior Center, 905 10th St., Menominee. Market accepts a variety of payment options. Interested vendors may email menomineefrmmkt@hotmail.com, call 906-863-8718 or visit www.menomineefarmersmarket.com.

Now through Dec. 19

PRESBYTERIAN PEANUTS FOR SALE. Peanuts will be available from the Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 1947 Riverside Ave., Marinette. One-pound bag of peanuts for $8. People are urged to order early as schedules fill up. To order, people may call 715-735-3025 from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday.

Now through Dec. 20

TRIPLE C RIDERS TOY COLLECTION. Held for the locally hospitalized children. The toys are given to the children in Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette; Bellin Hospital, Oconto; and the St. Clair Hospital; Oconto Falls. Toys are given out during the holiday season as well as throughout the year. The collection sites are Crivitz Piggly Wiggly and Dan & Tim’s Riverside, Crivitz; Apple Jack’s, Cozzy’s, Jack’s Fresh Market, Loopy’s 2, Terry’s Last Stop, and the Marinette Welcome Center, Marinette; Schloegel’s Restaurant and Schooner Pub and Grill, Menominee; Hometown Shopko, Oconto; United True Value Hardware, Oconto Falls; Equity Hall, Highway 64; and Camp Shakey, Shakey Lakes.

Now through Jan. 2

“BUNDLE UP” WISCONSIN. The Marinette Welcome Center, 1680 Bridge St., Marinette, invites residents to drop off new or gently-used coats, sweaters, hats, mittens and other warm clothing items as part of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s “The Big Bundle Up” campaign. “The Big Bundle Up” is a statewide collection program. All items donated at this location will be given to local charities.

Now through Jan. 9

CELEBRATE FREEDOM FROM SMOKING IN THE NEW YEAR. Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties, is offering an evidence-based smoking cessation program free to the public beginning in January. Freedom from Smoking is a seven-week, eight-session group program that offers tools, tips and support to help individuals quit smoking for good. Sessions will also be offered at the Spies Library, 940 1st St., Menominee, on Mondays from noon-2 p.m. People may call Kristi at 906-789-8110 to register.

Now through March 24

YMCA WINTER STINGRAY SWIM TEAM. For ages 4-19. Swimmers are grouped by age/skill level and may come as often or as little as they choose. Swim team members must be active members of the Y, and be able to swim 25 yards either on their back or on their stomach. Call the Y for more information, 906-863-9983.

2016

Dec. 10

THEATRE ON THE BAY - RADIO PLAYHOUSE. Held at 7:30 p.m. at the Herbert L. Williams Theatre at UW-Marinette. This is a one-night-only live radio show directed by John Thornberry and produced by TOB artistic director Rebecca Stone Thornberry. Event features "Reunion" by local playwright Tristan Schuh, plus “Kaleidoscope,” based on a short story by sci-fi master Ray Bradbury. Free admission; donations accepted at the door.

POUND COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARADE OF LIGHTS. Starts at 5 p.m. with an after parade social held at the Community Center, 1013 County Trunk Q. The social will include coffee, apple cider, milk, chili and sweets. Chili donations are appreciated. Santa will be making an appearance. Participants are invited to bring a non-perishable item for the local food pantries. There will also be “In Memory” ornaments available for a $1 donation.

CHRISTMAS FOR KIDS. A program to share the birth of Jesus Christ, with children ages 4-10. Daycare will be provided for children ages 1-3. Held from 9 a.m.-noon at Trinity Lutheran School, 1216 Colfax St., Marinette. Pre-registration is required via e-mail secretary@trinitymarinette.com or phone 715-732-9868. People may also visit, www.http://trinitymarinette.com. Enrollment is limited and will be done on a first-come, first-served basis.

HOLIDAY HARMONY BAKE AND CRAFT SALE. Sponsored by the Marinette County Association for Home and Community Education, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., at the Marinette Senior Center, Ludington Street. There will be crafts for sale, bake goods to purchase and sample, fellowship and music. For more information, people may call Pat 715-732-4462.

HOLIDAY CRAFT AND VENDOR SALE. Held by St. John Paul II Catholic Academy, 2701 17th St., Menominee, across from Resurrection Parish from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a craft area for kids and light food and refreshments will be available. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will also make an appearance. People may call 906-863-3190 with questions.

LAUGHTER CLASS. Free class held at 2 p.m. at the Harbors Retirement Building, 1110 10th Ave., Menominee. Class will be in the lower level, Safe Harbor room, instructed by Christine Pada, certified Laughter Yoga leader and licensed professional counselor. For more information, people may call, 906-290-2444.

HOLIDAY BAKE AND CRAFT SALE. Held from 9 a.m. to noon at the First Presbyterian Church, 923 5th St. and 10th Ave., Menominee. Participants should use 5th Street entrance.

Dec. 11

"JOYEUX NOEL" - A CELEBRATION OF FRENCH CHRISTMAS MUSIC. Presented by West Shore Chorale at 7:30 p.m., at the Holy Spirit Church, Menominee. Free-will donation as admission.

"THE XAVIER CHRISTMAS STARS" PERFORMANCE. Join the Peshtigo Woman's Club for their annual trip. Cost is $35 which covers travel on a Westlund Coach Bus, a ticket to the 1 p.m. show and a luncheon on the return trip to Peshtigo or Marinette. Limited tickets. People may call Mary Ann Wills, 715-582-2885, or Mary Lock, 715-582-3515.

YMCA JINGLE ALL THE WAY 5K RUN/WALK. Held at The Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA. People may register alone, with a friend or create a four-person team. Registration available day of event, 7:15-7:45 a.m. Race will start at 8. Donations will be accepted for local school food pantries. People may print off a brochure at www.mmymca.org under events and stop in or mail in a registration form with payment.

Dec. 12

PARENT/CHILD PLAYGROUP. Held from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Spies Public Library to play, socialize and eat a healthy snack. Sponsored by the Menominee County ISD - Great Parents Great Start Program and the Children’s Trust Fund. For more information, people may call 906-863-5665, ext. 1018.

Dec. 13

LECTURE EVENT “NEUROLOGICAL HEALTH AND WATER QUALITY.” Held at the UW-Marinette in the Main Building, room M117 at 7 p.m. Speakers to include Renee Richer, UW-Marinette assistant professor of biology, Glenn Adelson, Lake Forest College associate professor of Environmental Studies chair, as well as Cody Rasner, 2016 E. Arthur Bell Award winner and UW-Marinette alumnus. There will be a time for questions after each speaker. There will be refreshments provided during the presentations. RSVP to Pam Olson by Dec. 12, pam.olson@uwc.edu.

LITERACY NIGHT. Held from 6-7 p.m. at Spies Library, Menominee. Story, crafts and fun. Sponsored by Spies Public Library and the Menominee County Great Start Literacy Council. For more information, people may call Spies Library, 906-863-3911.

FALL PRESCHOOL STORY TIME. Held at 10 a.m. at the Stephenson Public Library, Marinette. 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. Story Time is free and open to the public; registration is not required. For up-to-date information, people may find the library on Facebook at Stephenson Public Library, visit http://marinettecountylibraries.org under the Marinette page, or call 715-732-7570.

Dec. 14

FAMILY NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY. Held at 6 p.m. at the Stephenson Public Library. This event is self-guided, and parents must remain with their children. All library programs are free and open to the public; registration is not required. For up-to-date information, people may find the library on Facebook at Stephenson Public Library, visit http://marinettecountylibraries.org under the Marinette page, or call 715-732-7570.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB. Held at 1 p.m. at the Stephenson Public Library to discuss “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd. New members are welcome to join the discussion. People may contact the Stephenson Public Library, 715-732-7570, to borrow a copy of the book.

PAWS & TALES PROGRAM. Program for reluctant readers and children who adore animals and want to spend time with them. Children read to a therapy dog at the Stephenson Public Library in Marinette. Wednesday afternoon time slots are available and registration is required. People may contact Lara Lakari to register. For up-to-date information, people may find the library on Facebook at Stephenson Public Library, visit http://marinettecountylibraries.org under the Marinette page, or call 715-732-7570.

FUSED GLASS PENDANTS OPEN LAB (date change). Held from 5-8 p.m. in the Marinette Middle School art room. Fee $5 per pendant, limit 20 participants. This is an open lab format for participants who have taken the Fused Glass Pendants Beginner course either last year or this fall. Participants can come any time during the open lab and use the glass skills they learned. Pre-registration is required however payment for pendants will be collected the night of the open lab in the form of cash or check. Visit the registration website at: http://www.communityedmarinette.org.

JOB APPLICATIONS AND INTERVIEW SKILLS. Free marketing-yourself workshop held from 2-4 p.m. at the Job Center of Wisconsin, 1605 University Drive. Funded by Bay Area Workforce development board in partnership with Goodwill Industries. Registration is required. People may call Marinette Job Center at 715-732-7854 or 715-732-7756.

Dec. 14 and 21

ITSY BITSY STORY TIME. Held at 11 a.m. at the Stephenson Public Library in Marinette. This program is for children ages 0 to 3 years and their parents or caregivers. Itsy Bitsy Story Time is free and open to the public. For up-to-date information, people may find the library on Facebook at Stephenson Public Library, visit http://marinettecountylibraries.org under the Marinette page, or call 715-732-7570.

Dec. 16

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

Dec. 17

RESPITE CARE. Held at First Trinity Lutheran Church, 920 Wells St., Marinette, from noon-8 p.m. Children with disabilities are welcome to come for a fun, safe day, so that their parents can have time to prepare for Christmas. The goal is a 1:1 ratio, with at least one RN on duty. Parents must register their children in advance. People may contact the Rev. Christian Eisenbeis at 715- 735-9212 or ceisenbeis@blc.edu.

CHRISTMAS DANCE. Held by the North Country Kickers dance club from 7- 10:30 p.m. at Equity Hall, Highway 64, west of Marinette. Cost is $5 per person. Open to the public. There will be a variety of new and old county music with D. J. Patty. For more information, people may call Charles Bishop, 920-530-4373, or David Kvam, 715-735-5513.

Dec. 17 to Jan. 7

WINTER READING CLUB. Held at the Stephenson Public Library. Participants can pick up a challenge sheet at the library or download it from the website. For each activity completed, earn one raffle ticket (up to 10 tickets) and a chance to win prizes. Open to all ages. For up-to-date information, people may find the library on Facebook at Stephenson Public Library, visit http://marinettecountylibraries.org under the Marinette page, or call 715-732-7570.

Dec. 19

EVENING BOOK CLUB. Held at the Stephenson Public Library at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the book, “The Pearl,” by John Steinbeck. People may contact the library at 715-732-7570 to borrow a copy of this book or reserve a copy on InfoSoup.org using a library card.

GENEALOGY DISCUSSION GROUP. Local genealogists are invited to keep up with their research, learn about new resources, and meet other local genealogists at the Stephenson Public Library at 6 p.m. At this meeting learn about conducting genealogy research at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. People may contact Mariel Carter, 715-732-7570, for more information.

Dec. 19 to Feb. 6

AODA (ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE) FAMILY EDUCATIONAL SERIES. Marinette County Health and Human Services-ADAPT announces the next series open to the public. Presentations will be Mondays from 6-8 p.m., for six weeks. All sessions will be held in the basement conference room at 2500 Hall Ave., Marinette. Participants must register by calling 715-732-7760 or 1-888-732-7549 and reserve space. Space is limited. There will be no cost to the participants. Participants will be expected to attend all six sessions to be considered eligible for Certificate of Completion.

Dec. 29

CHILD AND BABYSITTING SAFETY COURSE. Offered at the Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for ages 11 and older. $50 per participant, includes lunch, materials and certificate. People may register at the YMCA Welcome Center or email ivys@mmymca.org for more information.

Dec. 30

YMCA K-3 BOYS AND GIRLS YOUTH BASKETBALL CLINIC. This one-day only clinic will be held at the Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA from 9:30-11 a.m. Kids will work on skills like dribbling, passing, shooting and defense. The cost is $5 for members and $8 for the general public. People may call the YMCA to register, 906-863-9983.

2017

Jan. 2-Feb. 2, and Feb. 6 to March 9

SWIM LESSONS. Held at the River Cities Community Pool, 1125 University Drive, Marinette. Preschool-youth member cost is $18; program participant is $24; parent/child free for members, and $10 for program participants. To register, people may stop by the pool, call 715-735-0585 or email to rivercitiescommunitypool@yahoo.com. Payment must be made at the time of registration.

Jan. 4

WRITING COVER LETTERS AND RESUMES. Free marketing-yourself workshop held from 2-4 p.m. at the Job Center of Wisconsin, 1605 University Drive. Funded by Bay Area Workforce Development Board in partnership with Goodwill Industries. Registration is required. People may call Marinette Job Center at 715-732-7854 or 715-732-7756.

Jan. 6 and 20

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

Jan. 10

DOG TRAINING CLASSES. Held by the Tri-County Dog Training Academy at the Marinette Armory, 2000 Mary St., Marinette. Advanced registration is suggested. Orientation night begins at 7 p.m. Dogs do not attend orientation night. Puppy, beginners and advanced level classes available. For more information and an enrollment form, people may visit Facebook or www.tricountydogtraining.org. For more information, people may call 906-792-5989.

TWITTER 101. Held at 7 p.m. in the Marinette Middle School office conference room. Cost is $5. Participants should bring a device (smartphone, tablet or laptop) to class. Visit the registration website at: http://www.communityedmarinette.org.Payment for classes that have a fee can be paid for with a credit card online, mailed in, or dropped off at the district office. Don’t forget to register for free sessions as well, as space is limited.

Jan. 11

JOB APPLICATIONS AND INTERVIEW SKILLS. Free marketing-yourself workshop held from 2-4 p.m. at the Job Center of Wisconsin, 1605 University Drive. Funded by Bay Area Workforce development board in partnership with Goodwill Industries. Registration is required. People may call Marinette Job Center at 715-732-7854 or 715-732-7756

FAMILY NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY. Held at 6 p.m. at the Stephenson Public Library. This event is self-guided, and parents must remain with their children. All library programs are free and open to the public; registration is not required. For up-to-date information, people may find the library on Facebook at Stephenson Public Library, visit http://marinettecountylibraries.org under the Marinette page, or call 715-732-7570.

Jan. 13 and 27

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

Jan. 14

“MALEFICENT” BALLET. Local dancers from Bay Area Academy of Dance (BAAD) will perform “Maleficent,” at Blesch Auditorium, 1200 11th Ave., Menominee at 2 p.m. Advance tickets will be sold at Marinette and Menominee Pack ‘N’ Ship locations and at BAAD, 2545 Roosevelt Road, Marinette. Limited number of tickets will be sold at the door: $10 for adults and/or students. For more information, people may call 715-923-2309.

Jan. 17 Through May 2

NATIONAL DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM. Held at Spies Library, Menominee on Tuesdays from noon-1 p.m. The NDPP is an evidence-based lifestyle change program for people with prediabetes or at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, proven to help people lose weight and prevent or delay onset of type 2 diabetes. Free to the public. People may call Kristi Steger at 906-789-8110 to sign up.

Jan. 31- March 4

YMCA K-3 BOYS AND GIRLS YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE. Held at the Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA with games on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Children will learn the basics of the game such as dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding and defense. There are four separate divisions in this league, K-1 boys; K-1 girls; 2-3 grade boys; and 2-3 grade girls. Registration is open until Jan. 1. Volunteer coaches are needed to run this league.

Feb. 4

YMCA FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE. Held at the Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA. Photos at 5:30 with the dance from 6-8 p.m. Event will include dancing, snacks, beverages and prizes with music provided by Fivestar DJ and a photo booth by Party Rock Entertainment. The cost is $19 per family for YMCA members and $27 per family for the general public. People may call the YMCA for more information at 906-863-9983.

March 10- 11

RUMMAGE SALE. Held at the SS. Joseph & Edward Catholic Church, W3308 County Trunk G, Porterfield. For more information, people may call 715-789-2254.

April 2

PANCAKE BREAKFAST AND BAKE SALE. Held at the SS. Joseph & Edward Catholic Church, W3308 County Trunk G, Porterfield. For more information, people may call 715-789-2254.

April 4

DOG TRAINING CLASSES. Held by the Tri-County Dog Training Academy at the Marinette Armory, 2000 Mary St., Marinette. Advanced registration is suggested. Orientation night begins at 7 p.m. Dogs do not attend orientation night. Puppy, beginners and advanced level classes available. For more information and an enrollment form, people may visit Facebook or www.tricountydogtraining.org. For more information, people may call 906-792-5989.

July 29

MENEKAUNEE OLD TIMERS PICNIC. Held at noon at Red Arrow Park for anyone age 50 or older with ties to Menekaunee. Participants should bring own lawn chairs and beverage. Cost is $10 if paid by July 24 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, with questions.

Aug. 12

M&M AUTO CLUB 2017 SHOW. Held at Menominee's historic waterfront off 1st Street by the band shell. Free to public. For those interested in showing a unique vehicle, 20 years or older. Registration is $5, 8 -11 a.m. Show is from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Participant judging. More than 60 trophies awarded. People who wish to become a sponsor or a member may contact William Chartrand, 715-582-0347, for more information.

Aug. 13

PIE AND ICE-CREAM SOCIAL. Held at the SS. Joseph & Edward Catholic Church, W3308 County Trunk G, Porterfield. For more information, people may call 715-789-2254.

Sept. 12

DOG TRAINING CLASSES. Held by the Tri-County Dog Training Academy at the Marinette Armory, 2000 Mary St., Marinette. Advanced registration is suggested. Orientation night begins at 7 p.m. Dogs do not attend orientation night. Puppy, beginners and advanced level classes available. For more information and an enrollment form, people may visit Facebook or www.tricountydogtraining.org. For more information, people may call 906-792-5989.

Sept. 23

MENOMINEE HISTORIC WATERFRONT DOWNTOWN GIANT PUMPKIN FESTIVAL. Held at Marina Park, Menominee. Events include pie eating competition, jump around bouncy fun, pumpkin seed spiting contest, food and craft vendors, farmers market, live music, and the Giant Pumpkin Regatta Boat Race. For applications for the Giant Pumpkin Race people may email giantpumpkinfestival6@gmail.com. To be a vendor, email tkruse60@hotmail.com or call 906-863-8718.