Ongoing

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 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).

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.

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.

WINTER BOREDOM BUSTERS. The Stephenson Public Library has activities for all ages, available whenever people care to participate. Various folder games and alphabet activities are available for younger children. Weekly creative project is also available for adults, teens, and older children. Visit the Stephenson Public Library Facebook page to see the week’s project.

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.

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 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 at 8 a.m. at 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. Group meets first and third Thursdays. 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, 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.

FREE SNOWSHOE RENTAL PROGRAM. Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties will have snowshoes for both adults and children that can be checked out for free at the Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA during normal business hours. For more information about Snow Trek, people may call 906-789-8110, visit Public Health’s website, www.phdm.org, or stop by the YMCA.

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.

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.

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 Feb. 12

MARDI GRAS RAFFLE TICKETS AVAILABLE. Tickets are now available; only 400 will be sold at $25 each. Available at the weekend Masses (4 p.m., 7:30 a.m., and 10:15 a.m.) and at the parish office, 1016½ 10th Ave., Menominee, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and Friday 9 a.m.-noon. Payment (check or cash) must be received at the time of purchase. Ten cash prizes up to $1,500 will be awarded Feb. 26 at the Holy Spirit Mardi Gras Festival at St. John Paul II Catholic Academy. License No. R39891, net proceeds of cash raffle to benefit local Catholic Radio Station 92.5 WLCJ, featuring Relevant Radio, and provide kitchen upgrades and Parish Missions (open to the public) at Holy Spirit Church during 2017.

Now through Feb. 14

VALENTINES DAY WINE RAFFLE. Held by the Menominee Kiwanis Club with a total of 150 bottles of wine to be raffled off. Drawing will be live on the radio at 8:20 p.m. A bonus prize of a six-person wine tasting at Forgotten Fire Winery. $15 a ticket with only 500 tickets being sold. Tickets may be purchased at Cycle Path, Rerun Furniture, Jack’s Fresh Market, Menominee or from any Kiwanis member. For more information, people may call 715-923-1043. Proceeds will benefit the Menominee High School Girls Softball Team and the scholarship programs.

Now through Feb. 28

BOOKS AND BLANKET DRIVE. The Salvation Army has teamed up with Bay Area Junior Women and other local businesses, organizations and churches to collect books and blankets for youth. An event is being planned for the distribution and grand opening of the new Youth Center. Actual date of distribution will be announced soon. People may drop books and blankets off at the Tri City United Way office 1812 Hall Ave., Marinette; Downtown Sandwich and Ice Cream Shoppe, 100 10th Ave., Menominee; or The Salvation Army, 80 W. Russell St., Marinette; or call 715-735-7448 for more information. Monetary donations will also be accepted.

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.

Now through April 4

ROSES FOR SPRING SALE. Roses are available in a variety of colors and are $15 a dozen. Delivery for businesses will be April 7 and to homes April 8. Roses may be ordered from any Marinette Lions Club member or by calling Tim, 715-330-5250.

Now through April 12

DANCE LESSONS. Held by the North Country Kickers at Equity Hall, Highway 64. Music and open dancing starts at 6:30 p.m., lessons start at 7. There is a $4 fee for non-club members. Open to all level of dancers. The lessons start with the beginner level and graduate to intermediate level dances. Popular line dances, pattern dances, and round dances are taught. For more information, people may call Charles Bishop, 920-530-4373, or David Kvam, 715-735-5513.

Feb. 11 and April 14

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. 11, 12 and 17-19

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE PIGS. UW-Marinette’s Theatre on the Bay Children's Theatre blends these two classics with a playful romp that begins with Goldilocks dashing into the house of the three Chop brothers. The end concoction is a take on a couple of old storybook standbys, full of energy and enough humor and adventure for children of all ages. Cost is $6 for students and $10 for adults. Shows are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. People may visit the UW-Marinette website or call for tickets 715-735-4300, ext. 4342.

Feb. 12 and March 12

STITCH & GIVE. Held by the Women’s Giving Circle of the M&M Area Community Foundation from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Harbors Retirement Community, 1110 10th Ave., Menominee, in the Safe Harbor Room on the lower level. The group has partnered with project Give to create burp rags, hats, booties and fleece blankets for newborn diaper bags. No experience necessary. Contributions in cash or kind are welcome. RSVP or ask a question at wgcircle07@gmail.com, call 715-952-2007, or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1201656426615221/.

Feb. 13 and 27; March 6, 13 and 20; April 3, 10 and 24; and May 1, 15 and 22

PARENT/CHILD PLAYGROUP. Held at Spies Public Library from 10:30 a.m. to noon. 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.

Feb. 13 or 27, or March 13 or 27

BEGINNING CROCHET. Participants should bring their own materials (crochet hook size G or H and cotton yarn), or purchase a kit at class for $5. Cost is $12. Choose either date, 7-8:30 p.m., at Marinette Middle School office conference room. To register, people may visit https://marinette.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=RW_Comm_Ed. 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. Individuals must register for free sessions as well, as space is limited. For more information, people may call 715-735-1400 or 715-735-1392.

Feb. 13-14

AUDITIONS FOR THEATRE ON THE BAY. Held for the production of “The Last Night of Ballyhoo,” by Alfred Uhry. Auditions will be held by appointment at UW-Marinette in the Herbert L. Williams Theatre. Those auditioning may either prepare a 1-2 minute comedic monologue or be prepared to read from pieces provided at the audition. Roles are available for four women and three men. Contact TOB artistic director Rebecca Stone Thornberry for more information or to sign up for an audition slot. A copy of the play is available on 2-hour reserve at the UW-Marinette library.

Feb. 13-March 20

ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE (AODA) 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. Participants are expected to attend all six sessions to be considered eligible for Certificate of Completion.

Feb. 14

VALENTINE’S DAY PROGRAM. Held at Trinity Lutheran School, 1216 Colfax St., Marinette at 12:30 p.m. The students of the school will provide the entertainment. Light refreshments will be served by the Trinity Lutheran Ladies Aid Society. The community is invited. For more information, people may call 715-732-9868.

Feb. 14, 21 and 28, and March 7 and 14

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME. Held at the Stephenson Public Library 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. 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.

Feb. 15

FAMILY NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY. Held at the Stephenson Public Library at 6 pm. Event is self-guided; 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.

SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE INTERNET USE FOR FAMILIES. Know how to stay safe and keep family safe to feel more confident exploring the Internet. Held from 7-8 p.m. in the Marinette Middle School Library Media Center. To register, people may visit https://marinette.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=RW_Comm_Ed. 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. Individuals must register for free sessions as well, as space is limited. For more information, people may call 715-735-1400 or 715-735-1392.

Feb. 15 and 22, and March 1, 8, and 15

ITSY BITSY STORY TIME. Held at the Stephenson Public Library at 11 a.m. 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.

Feb. 16

LGBT COMMUNITY GROUP. Held at 6:30 p.m. at the Stephenson Public Library in the WPS Room. Open to everyone interested in the LGBT community. For more information, people may email Amy Reddinger, amy.reddinger@uwc.edu.

M&M AMATEUR RADIO CLUB LICENSE COURSE. A four-week course will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., in room 201 at NWTC-Marinette. License tests will be given March 16. There is no charge to take the course, although attendees will be encouraged purchase a license manual of their choice. To register or for more information, people may contact Ed Engleman, 906-863-3477.

Feb. 16, 21 and 25

M&M YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION REGISTRATION. Held at a new location: Marinette High School Library, 2135 Pierce Ave., Marinette, Feb. 16 and 21 from 6-7:30 p.m., and Feb. 25 from 9-11 a.m. In event of Marinette School District closing, date will be rescheduled. Open to boys and girls ages 4-17 (as of July 31). Guaranteed playing time, no tryouts. $55 per child; Family max of $165. Birth certificates required for new players. For more information, visit www.mmysa.org or contact Danielle, 715-735-0524.

Feb. 17

NERF GUN NIGHT FOR FOURTH AND FIFTH 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. 17, and March 3, 17 and 31

“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, 715-732-7854 or 715-732-7756.

Feb. 17 and March 13

DANCE PARTY: WINTER WIGGLES. A preschool and toddler dance time held at the Stephenson Public Library at 1 p.m. This program is for children ages 0 to 6 and their caregivers. All events at the library 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.

Feb. 18

MENOMINEE AREA ARTS COUNCIL BEAUX HEARTS DINNER. Held at the River’s Edge Supper Club. Germaine Vincent will be honored. Tickets are available at the Spies Library by February 11.

ICE FISHING DERBY. Held by the Menominee Woods and Stream Sportsman’s Club at Shakey Lakes County Park from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Entry fees are $6 for 16 and older, and $1 for those younger than 16. Entry includes a free lunch from the grill and door prizes. First and second place prizes for largest perch, bluegill, crappie, northern and most pan fish by weight. Cash and merchandise raffles available. Tickets available on the ice only. Drawings begin at 4 p.m. Must be present at drawing to claim fish, door and merchandise prizes. This is a Michigan Free Fishing Weekend, so no fishing license is required.

Feb. 19, 25 and March 4

DANIELLE’S SATURDAY KITCHEN. Cooking classes featuring the foods of Britain and its empire. Journey to the Caribbean to explore West Indian cuisine; delve into the world of Indian spices and sample the best that the UK has to offer. Held 9:30 a.m.-noon at UW-Marinette cafeteria. Participants will receive a recipe book for each class. For more information or to register by phone, people may contact Rebecca Schoenebeck by phone, 715-735-4300, ext. 4342 or email rebecca.schoenebeck@uwc.edu. To register online, visit https://ce.uwc.edu/marinette/catalog and click on Personal Enrichment. Space is limited.

Feb. 20

GENEALOGY DISCUSSION GROUP. Held at the Stephenson Public Library in Marinette at 6 p.m. Local genealogists are invited to keep up with their research, learn about new resources, and meet other local genealogists. The discussion will be about DNA testing to connect ancestors and relatives. People may contact Mariel Carter, 715-732-7570, for more information.

EVENING BOOK CLUB. Held at the Stephenson Public Library at 7:30 p.m. The book to discuss is “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” by Diane Ackerman. New members are welcome to join the discussion. Contact the library, 715-732-7570, to borrow a copy of this book or reserve a copy on InfoSoup.org using a library card.

Feb. 21

OWL PELLETS. Participants will dissect an owl pellet, try to identify prey species and bones found, and make a bone collage of the parts found. Held at 6 p.m. in the Marinette Middle School office conference room. To register, people may visit https://marinette.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=RW_Comm_Ed. 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. Individuals must register for free sessions as well, as space is limited. For more information, people may call 715-735-1400 or 715-735-1392.

BRATS FOR BREAKFAST. Senior Citizens Center in Menominee from 6-10 a.m. Details will be forthcoming on how to order ahead of time for the brat sale. For more information, people may call Lori, 906-863-3042 or Renelle, 906-863-2158 or go to the CAA website at www.mdscaa.org.

Feb. 21, March 14 and April 11

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

Feb. 22

LEGION POST DINNER. American Legion Post 43, W5554 River Road, Stephenson. Pigs in Blanket or Swedish meatballs with choice of potato/veggie and coffee. Adults $7, 10 and younger $6, 3 and younger free. Prices include taxes.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB. Held at the Stephenson Public Library at 1 p.m. to discuss “Midnight in Broad Daylight,” by Pamela Rotner Sakamoto. Upcoming reading selections are posted on the library’s website www.marinettecountylibraries.org. New members are always welcome to join the discussion. People may contact the Stephenson Public Library, 715-732-7570, or InfoSoup.org to borrow copies of the book club books.

Feb. 23

TAX PLANNING WORKSHOP – FOCUSED TAX SOLUTIONS. Held from 6-7 p.m., at the Marinette Middle School Office conference room. Tax planning and preparation, simplified.

UNITED WAY’S ASSET LIMITED, INCOME CONSTRAINED, EMPLOYED (ALICE) PROJECT. Session held at the Stephenson Public Library at 6 p.m. Presentation given by Phil Everhart, executive director of the Tri-City Area United Way about families that earn too little to make ends meet, but sometimes too much to qualify for support. People may contact Mariel Carter, 715-732-7570, for more information.

Feb. 24

VALENTINE DANCE. Held by the North County Kickers from 7-10:30 p.m. at Equity Hall, Highway 64. The public is invited. There will be a variety of music. Admission $5 a person. For more information, people may call Charles Bishop, 920-530-4373, or David Kvam, 715-735-5513.

Feb. 24, and March 10 and 24

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, 715-732-7854 or 715-732-7756.

Feb. 25

CASINO EVENING. Hosted by the St. Mary Parish, Peshtigo, from 7-9:30 p.m. in the school gym. $750 in door prizes. Black jack, roulette and Texas hold-em tables. Karaoke entertainment. Beer and wine will be sold. For tickets or more information, people may call, 715-582-3876.

WINTER NATURE HIKE. Meet by the pavilion at the City Park in Marinette at 11 a.m. to take a winter hike in City Park in Marinette. Will also go snowshoeing if snow conditions are right. Bring snowshoes or rent some from the Marinette Civic Center, $5 per pair, plus a $20 per pair deposit. Call 715-732-5222 for more information about snow shoe rentals. All ages welcome to participate. To register, people may visit https://marinette.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=RW_Comm_Ed. 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. Individuals must register for free sessions as well, as space is limited. For more information, people may call 715-735-1400 or 715-735-1392.

WALK FOR WARMTH. Held by the Community Action Agency in Menominee at 10 a.m. Fundraiser helps raise money to help with heating assistance. Individuals, businesses, youth groups, churches and service clubs are encouraged to participate. Co-sponsored by Bay Cities Radio, Hot Flame Gas, WPS, and the Island Resort and Casino. For more information, people may call Lori, 906-863-3042, or Renelle, 906-863-2158, or go to the CAA website at www.mdscaa.org.

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.

Feb. 26

HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH RAFFLE DRAWING, DINNER. The drawing will take place at St. John Paul II Catholic Academy, 2701 17th St., Menominee. Winners need not be present to win. A homemade chicken dinner and desserts will be served from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Door prizes, silent auction, various raffles, children’s games, bake sale and music by 5-Star DJ Service will be available until 3 p.m. Drawings for prizes, including top cash prize of $1,500, will begin at 2:15. For more information, people may contact the parish office, 906-863-5239. License No. R39891, net proceeds of cash raffle to benefit local Catholic Radio Station 92.5 WLCJ, featuring Relevant Radio, and provide kitchen upgrades and Parish Missions (open to the public) at Holy Spirit Church during 2017.

Feb. 27

PRESCHOOL/KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP. Held at 6 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran School, N1926 Church Road, Peshtigo. Meet the teachers, see the classrooms, and watch a class be taught. For more information, people may call Principal Lance List with any questions at 715-582-4565.

Feb. 27 and March 27

UKULELE STRUM ALONG. Stephenson Public Library at 1 p.m. Participants may bring a ukulele and Mariel Carter will teach three simple chords to strum while singing basic nursery rhymes. This program is for parents and caregivers; children are welcome to attend with their parent. 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.

Feb. 27, April 18 or June 26

RETIREMENT: I'M TURNING 65 SOON - WHAT SHOULD I DO? This session will be an opportunity to have questions answered to understand what choices are for the future. Event held from 6-7 p.m. in the Marinette Middle School office conference room. To register, people may visit https://marinette.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=RW_Comm_Ed. 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. Individuals must register for free sessions as well, as space is limited. For more information, people may call 715-735-1400 or 715-735-1392.

Feb. 28

SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER. Held from 5-7 p.m. by St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 917 Church St., Marinette. Supper includes pancakes, sausages, applesauce and beverage for 6. Proceeds from the supper are donated to local charities.

March 1

LEGO CLUB. Held at the Stephenson Public Library at 6 p.m. Creations made at LEGO night are displayed in the entry way at the library. This event is self-guided; 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.

WRITING COVER LETTERS AND RESUMES. Free marketing-yourself workshop held from 9 to 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, 715-732-7854 or 715-732-7756.

March 2

GSAFE FOR FAMILIES: A READING OF THE BOOK, “I AM JAZZ.” Held at the Stephenson Public Library at 6 p.m. a discussion about transgender kids and their families.

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.

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING CLASS. “Marketing Your Business to the Government,” held at the M&M Chamber of Commerce, 601 Marinette Ave., Marinette, from 9-11 a.m. Check-in starts at 8:30. Learn what the government looks for in a contractor; understand competition; and how to prepare marketing materials. To register visit, http://goo.gl/NhXFwH. For more information, people may contact Don Makowski, 906-789-0558, ext. 1311 or don.makowski@networksnorthwest.org; or Joe Smetak, 414-270-3600, or josephs@wispro.org.

March 4

AUTHOR PRESENTATION. Cecelia Zorn will talk about her second young adult novel, “Devils Don’t Wear Velvet,” a follow-up to “Angels Don’t Get Tattoos,” at the Stephenson Public Library at 11 a.m. The public is invited to this free event. Zorn will discuss the novel-writing and publishing processes, read excerpts from her book, and take audience questions. For more information, people may contact Mariel Carter at the library, 715-732-7570.

March 6

RUSSIAN QUATTRO-2 CELLOS, 2 VIOLINS. Presented by the River Cities Concert Association at 7 p.m., in the Blesch Auditorium, Menominee. This program mixes works by Tchaikovsky, Bach and Dvorak to George Gershwin, Dave Brubeck, Leroy Anderson and Glenn Miller to sound like a classical symphony one moment and play ragtime, jazz, musicals or even a polka the next. Single tickets will be available at the door. $25 for adults and $8 for students. For more information, people may call Barb Akins, 906-863-7387, by e-mail at rcconcerts@gmail.com or visit the website at rcconcerts.com.

March 7

UNDERSTANDING THE CLOUD. Explore and relate the cloud to things encountered every day, using practical and non-technical language. Held from 7-8 p.m. in the Marinette Middle School office conference room. To register, people may visit https://marinette.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=RW_Comm_Ed. 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. Individuals must register for free sessions as well, as space is limited. For more information, people may call 715-735-1400 or 715-735-1392.

March 8

JOB APPLICATIONS AND INTERVIEW SKILLS. Free marketing-yourself workshop held from 9-11 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, 715-732-7854 or 715-732-7756.

March 8 or 22

PAWS & TALES PROGRAM. Reading program at the Stephenson Public Library available for adults and children who want to build confidence in reading aloud. Readers choose a book and practice reading out loud to a registered therapy dog. People may contact Lara Lakari to register or for more information. 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.

Mar. 9

CIVILITY SPEAKS. UW-Marinette professor Amy Reddinger, will guide the discussion to be held at the Stephenson Public Library at 6 p.m. In collaboration with GSAFE, a Wisconsin organization committed to creating just schools for LGBTQ+ students, this session will provide an opportunity to learn about what it means (and doesn't mean) to be transgender. Civility Speaks focuses on giving people space to have respectful, deliberative discussions about tough topics. Social time begins at 5:30 p.m. This event is coordinated by Ellen Geisler from UW-Extension and Mariel Carter from the Stephenson Public Library.

WOMAN’S HEALTH SCREENINGS. Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties, have appointments available to women in need of screening services. People may call the Public Health Department in Menominee to make an appointment and to determine eligibility at 906-863-4451.

March 10

NERF GUN AND SWIMMING NIGHT. Held at the YMCA for youth in sixth through eighth grade. Gym will be set up with various obstacles for a “pick-up” style Nerf gun battle night. Participants bring their own Nerf weapon marked with their name and the Y will supply the bullets. Participants should also bring a swim suit. Sign up by March 8 for a premium rate. For more information, people may contact Joe Plautz, 906-863-9983 or joe@mmymca.org.

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.

RUMMAGE SALE AND CINNAMON ROLL SALE. Held by the Porterfield Lutheran Church, corner of County Trunk G and E along with other locations. For more information, people may call 715-854-2257.

March 10-12

LYLE MCDONALD MEMORIAL HOCKEY TOURNAMENT. Held at the Marinette Civic Center. Registrations are currently being accepted. Fee is $60 per player and due with registration form by no later than Feb. 18. Tournament organizers are also seeking donations to help defray costs and for bucket raffle items. For more information, or to obtain a registration form, contact Nancy McDonald, 906-863-7456 or nmcdonald1@new.rr.com. Proceeds support Thunder youth hockey.

March 11, 18 and 25

WAGNER FIRE DEPARTMENT CARD PARTIES. Held at the Wagner Town Hall. Registration is $3, includes choice of pinochle, smear or 50, lunch, and chance for door prizes. There will also be raffles and silent auctions. Sponsored by Golden Opportunity 4H, 715-732-6986; Kountry Kids 4H, 715-732-6409; or Wagner Fire Department Cadets, 715-587-8420. Donations welcomed.

March 14

HOMELESS, NOT HOPELESS: A PANEL DISCUSSION. To be held about children in the community who do not have a permanent place of residence, and what Marinette County is doing to aid them. Sponsored by the Marinette County Association for Home and Community Education. The public is encouraged to attend. Held at 6:30 p.m., at the UW-Marinette, room M-117. For more information, people may call Pat, 715-732-4462.

March 20

EVENING BOOK CLUB. Held at the Stephenson Public Library at 7:30 p.m. to discuss, “The Boys in the Boat,” by Daniel Brown. New members are welcome to join the discussion. Contact the library, 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. Held at the Stephenson Public Library in Marinette at 6 p.m. Contact Mariel at 715-732-7570 for more information.

March 27 or May 22

RETIREMENT: MEDICARE INFORMATION SESSION. Learn about plan options and have questions answered. Session will be held from 6-7 p.m. in the Marinette Middle School office conference room. To register, people may visit https://marinette.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=RW_Comm_Ed. 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. Individuals must register for free sessions as well, as space is limited. For more information, people may call 715-735-1400 or 715-735-1392.

April 1

SPRING ART AND CRAFT FAIR. Held by the Peshtigo Woman’s Club at Peshtigo High School, 380 Green St., Peshtigo. For more information or to register for this event, people may contact Stephanie Rodgers, 920-606-4085 or by email at peshtigowomansclub@yahoo.com.

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

DISCOVERING DIGITAL BOOKS. Discover how to find and read library books in their various formats along with digital magazines. Held from 7- 8 p.m. in the Marinette Middle School Library Media Center. To register, people may visit https://marinette.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=RW_Comm_Ed. 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. Individuals must register for free sessions as well, as space is limited. For more information, people may call 715-735-1400 or 715-735-1392.

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.

April 6

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING CLASS. “Federal Acquisition Regulations,” held at the M&M Chamber of Commerce, 601 Marinette Ave., Marinette, from 9-11 a.m. Check-in starts at 8:30. Class covers Federal Government’s rulebook for purchasing goods and services. To register visit, http://goo.gl/NhXFwH. For more information, people may contact Don Makowski, 906-789-0558, ext. 1311 or don.makowski@networksnorthwest.org; or Joe Smetak, 414-270-3600, or josephs@wispro.org.

April 7 and 8

GUN AND KNIFE SHOW. American Legion Post 43, W5554 River Road, Stephenson. Admission $3 at the door, younger than 12 free. Tables $10. People may contact Jim, 906-753-4902. Hours: April 7, 2-6 p.m., and April 8, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

April 8

BREAKFAST WITH THE BUNNY. Held by the YMCA at Applebee’s from 8-10 a.m. Tickets are $4 per person and kids 2 and younger eat free. Buy tickets in advance at the YMCA starting March 1. Volunteers are needed to help out for about three hours for a great cause. To volunteer or for more information, people may call 906-863-9983 or email allysonb@mmymca.org.

April 10

CROCHET PARTY. Bring a crochet project and receive support and individualized instruction as needed, in the Marinette Middle School office conference room, 7-8:30 p.m. Cost is $8. To register, people may visit https://marinette.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=RW_Comm_Ed. 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. Individuals must register for free sessions as well, as space is limited. For more information, people may call 715-735-1400 or 715-735-1392.

April 20

SALAD LUNCHEON. Held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Parish Hall at the First Trinity Lutheran Church, 920 Wells St., Marinette. Lunch will consist of a variety of salads, desserts and beverages. $7 per person. For more information, people may call Bonnie, 715-732-1253.

April 21-23

THEATRE ON THE BAY PRESENTS “THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO,” BY ALFRED UHRY. This Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy/drama centers around a Jewish family confronting questions of identity and their place in society in 1939 Atlanta, Georgia. Tickets ($12 general admission, $8 students, free to UW-Marinette students) are available at marinette.uwc.edu/theatre or one hour before every performance at the box office in the lobby of the Herbert L. Williams Theatre on the campus of UW-Marinette. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. each weekend.

April 29

SHARE YOUR PARTS 5K AND 1 MILE KIDS RUN. Held by the YMCA in partnership with Healthy Kids Day at the Menominee High School. The 5k registration is $20 starting March 1-31 and will be guaranteed a T-shirt. Same day registration is $25 with no shirt guarantee. This event is to help raise awareness of organ donation. Proceeds will benefit Donate Life Michigan and Donate Life Wisconsin. For more information, people may contact Becky K., 906-863-9983, or beckyk@mmymca.org.

May 7

SPRING CONCERT. Presented by the Northeastern Wisconsin Concert Band at 3:30 p.m. at the W. J. Jones Auditorium, Marinette High School, 2135 Pierce Ave. Tickets will be available at the door at $5 for adults and $2 for students. For more information about the band, people may visit the website at http://www.newconcertband.com/.

May 9

EBAY 101. Learn how to create an account, set up PayPal, build a seller reputation, research markets, take quality photos, write thorough descriptions, and set prices. Held from 7-8 p.m. in the Marinette Middle School Library Media Center. To register, people may visit https://marinette.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=RW_Comm_Ed. 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. Individuals must register for free sessions as well, as space is limited. For more information, people may call 715-735-1400 or 715-735-1392.

June 23

TRI CITY AREA RELAY FOR LIFE. Held at the Marinette High School Track from 6 p.m. to midnight. Event to include ceremonies, speakers, games, inflatables for the kids, DJ, scavenger hunt, bucket raffles and food. For more information or to sponsor, register a team or to help call Ruth at 715-923-3382.

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.

Nov. 20

HIDDEN HISTORY OF DICKENS’ “A CHRISTMAS CAROL.”

Presented by author and columnist, Rochelle Pennington at the Stephenson Public Library at 1:30 p.m. This program takes a close-up look at the literary genius of Charles Dickens, England’s most celebrated Victorian novelist, and explores the hidden history behind the author’s 1843 Christmas classic. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, people may call Mariel Carter, 715-732-7570.

THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD. Presented by Rochelle Pennington at the Stephenson Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Learn about the history and mystery surrounding the Edmund Fitzgerald and the various theories and opposing views of dive detectives who are still trying to solve the mystery of what led to the demise of the 29-man crew. Audience members will be led from the launch of the ship to its final radio broadcasts, and from the Fitz’s discovery on Superior’s bottom to the raising of artifacts. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, people may contact Mariel Carter, 715-732-7570.