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. 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.

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. 18

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM. Featuring the Christmas Shadows Presentation at 6:30 p.m., at the Lakeside Assembly of God ,1704 32nd Ave., Menominee. The public is welcome.

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. 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. 23

MOVIE NIGHT. Menominee Church of God, 3017 15th St., Menominee. The movie, “Max Lucado, The Christmas Candle” will play at 6 p.m. There will be free refreshments and the public is invited. For more information, people may call Jane, 920-676-4146.

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. 1-31

#LEOWSTRONG BODY OF IRON – 31 DAY FULL TRIATHLON. Includes a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run/walk. Complete this triathlon at individual pace in 31 days to kick of 2017. Register by Jan. 6. $50 members and general public $100. First 50 to sign up will receive a swim cap, all will get a 1/4 zip fleece and the opportunity to utilize the YMCA and become a Body of Iron Triathlete. Email allysonb@mmymca.org for more information or call 906-863-9983.

Jan. 2-Feb. 2, and Feb. 6-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. 9-Feb. 13

LIL’ TOT BASKETBALL. Menominee YMCA on Mondays from 5-5:30 p.m. Introductory program to nurture a child’s basketball skills. Each session will teach vital skills to help the children progress into the K-3 Youth Basketball League. T-shirt included.  Volunteer helpers are greatly appreciated. For more information, people may call 906-863-9983. Members $24 and general public is $39

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-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. 21

ICE FISHING DERBY. White Potato Lake Sportsmen’s Club at Wouter’s Front II on the shore of White Potato Lake. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Advance ticket sales will be available Jan. 18 at Wouter’s Front II starting at 3:00 p.m. For more information, people may call 920-897-4162.

Jan. 27

NERF GUN NIGHT FOR 2ND AND 3RD GRADERS. Menominee YMCA from 6-8 p.m., with check in at 5:30. Register on or before Jan. 25: Member $3, General Public $6. Registration after Jan. 25: Member $5, General Public $10

Jan. 28

YOOPER PLUNGE. Victory Beach in Menominee. Da Yooper Pooper Outhouse race starts at 10 a.m. with the plunge at noon. Chili cook-off to follow. For more information, people may contact River Cities Community Pool, 715-735-0585, or visit www.rivercitiespool.org for more information as well as the rules and a registration form.

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.

Feb. 11

YMCA CHILD AND BABYSITTING SAFETY COURSE. Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA for ages 11 and older, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $50 per participant, includes lunch, materials and certificate. People may register at the YMCA Welcome Center. Call 715-906-863-9983 or email ivys@mmymca.org for more information.

Feb. 17

NERF GUN NIGHT FOR 4TH AND 5TH GRADERS. Menominee YMCA from 6-8 p.m. with check in at 5:30. Register on or before Feb. 15: Member $3; General Public $6. Registration after Feb. 15: Member $5; General Public $10

Feb. 25

KICK OFF FOR KIDS RAFFLE EVENT. Pullman House from 6 to 10 p.m. A $20 ticket will admit two people. Event includes food, refreshments, raffles and prizes. Money raised will help children, adults and families be able to participate in programs and events who are financially in need. For more information, people may call 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.