Ongoing

MENOMINEE COMMUNITY GARDEN. The Menominee Community Garden is now renting 24 raised garden beds for the 2017 growing season, at 800 7th St., Menominee. Reservation forms can be picked up at Spies Library, the Menominee City Hall or Recreation Department, Menominee Senior Center, YMCA, or the Public Health Department in Menominee (www.phdm.org). Annual fee is $20 per plot, which includes water. Reservations will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to city of Menominee residents. For more information, people may call 906-863-8718.

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.

Ongoing

SILVER SNEAKERS/FLEX STRENGTH AND BALANCE CLASSES. Classes are held at UW-Marinette Field House Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. No cost to Silver Sneakers Benefit members. Nominal cost for non-benefit participants. For more information, people may call Kristine at 814-397-4769 (Marinette) 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.

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. 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 March 31

CASA OF MENOMINEE COUNTY’S 30-DAY RAFFLE. Tickets available for the drawing to be held in April. A ticket will be drawn each day in April with the winner receiving $100 with their name going back in the drawing. Each $10 ticket has 30 chances to win. Tickets are available at mBank, Stephenson; Fully Charged, Marinette; Jack's Fresh Market; ACE; Peninsula Federal Credit Union; State Wide Real Estate; and Cycle Path; and Arlow's Small Engine Repair, Peshtigo; as well as from any CASA Board member. Please direct questions to CASA of Menominee County at 715-923-7250.

FREE TAX PREPARATION. Tri-City Area United Way is sponsoring the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. IRS-trained volunteers help people file their Federal and State taxes for free. Schedule an appointment by calling 715-735-7785.

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. 25

M&M YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION REGISTRATION. Held at a new location: Marinette High School Library, 2135 Pierce Ave., Marinette, 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.

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

FIRESIDE POTLUCK. Fellowship dinner held at 4:30 p.m., Our Saviors Lutheran Church, corner of Pierce Avenue and University Drive, Marinette. Guests will be the Twin City Squares who will demonstrate some different dances that the audience will be invited to try. The public is invited. After the presentation, dinner will be served. Bring a dish to pass. For more information, people may call the church office at 715-735-3101.

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; 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. 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. 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. 27- March 29

BOOK COLLECTION. Community-wide used book collection for the annual Delta Kappa Gamma used book sale. Books may be donated in the collection boxes at the Menominee and Marinette Jack’s Fresh Markets, Marinette Civic Center, Menominee YMCA, and Bond Center in Oconto. All proceeds go to local scholarships and children’s programs. For more information, people may call 906-863-8355.

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.

Feb. 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.

March 1

WOMEN EMPOWERING OUR COMMUNITIES WEBINAR. This webinar is designed to examine how to build and sustain powerful relationships with women donors through giving circles and other avenues to effectively engage women and girls throughout Marinette and Menominee Counties. Held at 2 p.m. in the Bellin Health Marinette conference room. Hosted by Meghan Cummings, executive director of The Women's Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and Dr. Marcia Cone founding CEO of the Women's Fund of Rhode Island.  To RSVP for this free webinar, people may contact Kerri at the MMACF, 906-864-3599.

ASH WEDNESDAY FISH FRY. Held at the Marinette Moose Lodge, N5233 E. Nettleton Road, Marinette. Will be using Green Bay fresh perch. Cost is $13.95 for a regular order, $22.75 double order, or $11.50 smaller order. Proceeds to benefit The Salvation Army in Marinette. Advance reservations are not necessary, but people may call 715-735-7448 to reserve a spot.

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 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.

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 2-April 6

STUDY WITH THE PASTOR. “Creed: What Christians Believe and Why.” Held Thursdays from 10-11 a.m. or 7-8 p.m. Cost is $10 for book. For more information or to sign up, people may call the Rev. Kevin Dembinski, 715-735-6323.

March 3

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER. A service and challenge will take place at 10:30 a.m., at The Salvation Army, 80 W. Russell St., Marinette. For questions people may call 715-735-7448. A potluck luncheon will follow the service. The public is invited. RSVP in preparation of printed programs and lunch seating arrangements. Guest speaker is Major Christine Merritt, director of Women's Ministries for The Salvation Army of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Division. An offering to assist in the mission work of The Salvation Army will be accepted.

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.

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.

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 (location change). Presented by the River Cities Concert Association at 7 p.m., in the Menominee High School Performance Hall, 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

PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE. Held from 6-7 p.m., at the Trinity Lutheran School, 1501 Thomas St., Marinette. For more information, people may call 715-732-9868.

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 9, April 13 and May 11

CONSCIOUS DISCIPLINE WORKSHOPS. Free classes held from 4-6 p.m. at the Menominee Early Childhood Center, N1329 US 41, Menominee. Workshop includes training, free childcare, light refreshments and door prizes. Registration is required, 906-863-7588.

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 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.

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 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/.

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.

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 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.

March 19, 26 and April 2

CARD PARTY SERIES. Held by the St. Mary Parish of Peshtigo in the gym, 171 S. Wood Ave., Peshtigo. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. with the games smear and Pinochle starting at 1. There will be prizes, food and refreshments. First prize is $25 weekly and a $50 grand prize.

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.

March 31

ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS BANQUET. Held by the Chappee Rapids Audubon Society at Little River Country Club, Marinette. The awards honor the environmental contributions of individuals, organizations and businesses in Marinette, Menominee and Oconto Counties. George Meyer, executive director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children and are available, 715-732-1277 or 906-864-3040.

March 31-April 1

USED BOOK SALE. Sponsored by Delta Kappa Gamma, an association of women educators.  Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 1947 Riverside Drive, Marinette. March 31, 4 -7 p.m., and April 1, 8 a.m.-noon.  The church will sponsor a bake sale at the same times.

April 1

SPRING GARDEN CONFERENCE. Held at the UW-Marinette campus with a variety of general sessions. Early registration will ensure enrollment in preferred sessions. The “Ask a Master Gardener” booth will be staffed by master gardener volunteers and an added feature this year is the Northern Lights Master Gardeners’ cookbook. Event starts at 8 a.m.; includes a continental breakfast, a soup, salad and sandwich lunch; a full day of sessions, all for a registration fee of $40. Workshops have an additional fee to cover materials. A printable version of the conference brochure and more information can be found online at http://marinette.uwex.edu or by calling the UW-Extension office at 715-732-7510. Registrations must be received with payment by March 20.

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

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

MENOMINEE ANIMAL SHELTER LIVE AUCTION. Held at Riverside Golf Club, Menominee. This year’s theme is "Spring Training." Participants are invited to wear a favorite team’s colors and enjoy cocktails, food, silent and live auctions, and games. Tickets are $30 (must be purchased in advance) and tables are available for parties of 8 to 10. For more details, to sponsor a table, purchase tickets, or if you can't make it and you want to donate to the shelter, call 715-923-2216.

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 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.

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.

April 29 and 30

QUILT SHOW. Held by Northwoods Quilters from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the St. Thomas Aquinas Academy gymnasium, 1200 Main St., Marinette. There will be a Bed Turning along with quilts, raffles and vendors. For more information, people may call Pine Street Quilts, 715-735-9806 or Quilter’s Haven, 906-864-3078.

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 7 and 21, July 12 and 26, and Aug. 9 and 23

BANDS AT BADGER. June 7, The Sapphires; June 21, Lady J.; July 12, Rocker, Rocker, Rocker; July 26, Dirty Martinis; Aug. 9, Daze 2 Nites; and Aug. 23, Music Jar. Sponsors to be announced at a later date. Concession stand open at 5 p.m., and concerts run from 6-8.

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.