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.

SPRING 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 Mondays 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.

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 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 29

BOOK COLLECTION. Communitywide 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.

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 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.

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.

March 18

CORN BEEF AND CABBAGE DINNER. Held from 4-7 p.m. by the American Legion Post 43 in Stephenson. Adults age 13 and up $8, 5-12 are $6 and younger than 5 free.

ST. PAT’S DAY TRAP SHOOT. Held by the Menominee Woods and Stream Sportsman’s Club, N3675 County Road 577, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a 50-bird Lewis Shoot for cash prizes and several five-bird meat shoots for assorted meat prizes. Lewis registration closes at 3. Lunch and refreshments will be available. This event is open to all club members and area shotgunners, as well as the general public.

March 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 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; 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.

March 20 and April 17

EVENING BOOK CLUB. Held at the Stephenson Public Library at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the book of the month. 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 21

FUNERAL ETIQUETTE. Learn and discuss protocol, how to help, what to say, and what not to say and how to compose meaningful sympathy. 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 22

SALVATION ARMY YOUTH CENTER GRAND OPENING. Those present will include Mayor Steve Genisot, Alderman Ken Keller, Salvation Army Divisional Commander Major Steve Merritt, and Paula Gruzynski of the Marinette Menominee Area Community Foundation. Dignitaries to arrive by 4 p.m. and the presentations/words of welcome at 4:15. Then the center will open for the food, prize registrations, and distribution of Books and Blankets.

March 22, April 12 and 26

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.

March 23

AMATEUR PHOTO CLUB. First meeting to be held at 6 p.m., at the Marinette Stephenson Public Library, for about 1.5 hours. All levels of camera experience are welcome. No age limits, no fees, all communities invited to attend. Brian Hartnell, retired professional photographer, will help to organize the club and its activities.

March 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 25

MENOMINEE HIGH SCHOOL BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS OF AMERICA VENDOR SALE. Held at Blesch Intermediate School from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Many vendors, crafters and artists will showcase their goods with proceeds going to the high school BPA.

ST. PATRICK DANCE. Held by the North County Kickers from 7-10:30 p.m. at Equity Hall on 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.

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.

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.

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 27- May 1

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 are Mondays from 6-8 p.m. 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.

March 30

#BEEBIKE2017 BICYCLING IN VIETNAM. Presentation about how beekeeping in Africa lead Ellen Geisler to trek 750 miles through Vietnam on a bicycle. Held at the Stephenson Public Library at 6 p.m. This free presentation is open to the public. People may contact Mariel Carter at the library, 715-732-7570, for more information.

March 31

MOVIE NIGHT. Held at the Menominee Church of God, 3017 15th St., Menominee. The movie, “Miracles from Heaven” 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.

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.

“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 31-April 1

USED BOOK SALE/BAKE 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. For more information, people may contact the church office 715-735-3025.

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

SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS ACADEMY AUCTION. Held at St. Thomas Aquinas Academy in the high school gym. There will be live and silent auctions. Prizes include a trip to the 2017 US Open at Erin Hills Golf Course near Milwaukee in June; and a whiskey tasting and dessert party. Other prize items may be viewed in the front entry of the Marinette campus. A spring raffle is being held in conjunction with the auction. Raffle tickets are $20 each or six for $100 and all proceeds will benefit the Tuition Assistance Fund. First prize is $1,000. The winners do not have to be present to win. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., and auction booklets, complete with listings of all live auction items and a bidding number will be available for $10 each. The committee is still accepting donations. For more information, people may call the St. Thomas Aquinas Academy High School office at 715-735-7481.

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 3- 7

QUIT LIKE A PRO - NICOTINE ADDICTION. Quit the addiction of chewing tobacco and smoking with former NHL Boston Bruins #64 Forward (and Enforcer), Bobby Robins. Held from 6-7:30 p.m., April 3-7. Cost is $129. To register, people may visit www.marinette.uwc.edu/ce or call 715-735-4300, ext. 4342.

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 4, 11, 18, 25

SPRING 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. Preschool Story Time is FREE and open to the public; registration is not required. For up-to-date information, find us on Facebook at Stephenson Public Library, check our website: http://marinettecountylibraries.org under the Marinette page, OR call 715-732-7570.

April 4-May 9

BEGINNING SPANISH CLASSES. The foundational grammar lessons cover how to ask and respond to simple questions, engage in simple conversations, interact in everyday situations, read a variety of basic written materials, and write simple sentences. Held from 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost is $129. To register, people may visit www.marinette.uwc.edu/ce or call 715-735-4300, ext. 4342.

April 5

LEGO CLUB. Held at 6 p.m. as part of the events for families at the Stephenson Public Library. Creations are then displayed in the library’s entryway. 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 visit the library’s Facebook at Stephenson Public Library, visit http://marinettecountylibraries.org, under the Marinette page, or call 715-732-7570.

ADULT GAME NIGHT. Held for adults of all ages at 6 p.m. at the Stephenson Public Library in Marinette. This is an opportunity to meet new people in the community, play board games or build with Legos. People may contact Mariel Carter at the Stephenson Public Library, 715-732-7570, for more information.

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.

April 5, 12, 19, 26

SPRING ITSY BITSY STORY TIME. Held at 11 a.m. at the Stephenson Public Library. This program is for children ages 0 to 3 years and their parents or caregivers. Share short stories, songs and interactive play that foster bonding and learning, followed by play and exploration time. Itsy Bitsy Story Time is free and open to the public. People may visit the library’s Facebook at Stephenson Public Library, visit http://marinettecountylibraries.org, under the Marinette page, or call 715-732-7570.

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

SMELT FRY. Held by the Faithorn Township Volunteer Fire Department from 4-7 p.m. at the Faithorn Township Hall. Also featuring cod and pasta with meat sauce. All proceeds benefit the operation of the all-volunteer department. Adults, $12 and children, $6. For more information, people may call Bill DeVoe (fire chief), 906-438-2243 or 906-221-1511.

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 7 or 21

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.

April 8

EASTER FOR KIDS. Held for children ages 4-10 from 9 a.m. to noon at Trinity Lutheran School, 1216 Colfax St., Marinette. Day care will be provided for children ages 1-3 years of age. People are urged to celebrate the resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ with songs, projects, games, and snacks. Preregistration is required.  For more information, people may visit trinitymarinette.com or call 715-732-9868.

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

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

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EDUCATION SERIES. Rainbow House Domestic Abuse Services, Inc. in collaboration with Marinette County Health and Human Services announces the start of the series on Mondays from 5-6 p.m. for six weeks. All sessions will be held in the conference room at Marinette County Human Services, 2500 Hall Ave, Marinette. No one under 18 years of age will be allowed without parents or legal guardian. Participants of the series should be referred by their case worker. Reservations must be made prior to the series by calling the Rainbow House, 800-956-6656. Space will be limited and available on first-come basis. There will be no cost to the participants. Participants will be expected to attend all six sessions to be considered eligible for a Certificate of Completion. If you have any questions on these sessions, people may call, 715-735-6656 or 800-956-6656.

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 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.

April 12

JOB APPLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWING 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.

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.

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 14, 28

“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.

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.

April 19

SPRING NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY. Held at 6 p.m. at the Stephenson Public Library. Event will be a family story time with a surprise theme. All library programs are free and open to the public; registration is not required. For up-to-date information, people may visit Facebook at Stephenson Public Library, visit http://marinettecountylibraries.org, under the Marinette page, or call 715-732-7570.

April 20

POETRY AND BLUEGRASS CONCERT. Held at 7:30 p.m. at the Stephenson Public Library. Poet and musician, Troy Graham, from Marquette, Mich., and friends will perform an hour of bluegrass music, interspersed with poems from his books, N: Volumes 1 & 2. This event is free and open to the public. Please contact Mariel at the Stephenson Public Library, 715-732-7570, for more information.

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 and 28-30

THEATRE ON THE BAY PRESENTS “THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO.” The family comedy-drama will run Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., on the Nancy Gehrke Stage in the Herbert L. Williams Theatre at UW-Marinette. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students, and free to current UW-Marinette students with ID. Tickets for reserved seats are on sale now at marinette.uwc.edu/theatre.  All seats are reserved through the theatre’s ticketing system. Tickets may also be purchased at the theatre box office one hour before every curtain. For additional ticket information, patrons may contact Pamela Olson, 715-735-4300, ext. 4301.

April 22

EARTH DAY EVENT. Held at 8 p.m. for all ages at the Harmony Arboretum.  The event will include star gazing and the meteor shower. This event is weather dependent. All library activities are free. People visit the Stephenson Public Library on Facebook or at marinettecountylibraries.org, for more information.

April 26

“LUNCH & LEARN” - “EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE”, AWARENESS, ADAPTABILITY & EMPATHY FOR 21ST CENTURY LEADERSHIP. Presented by the Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce and the Marinette Menominee Young Professionals. Held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Little River Country Club, N2335 Shore Drive, Marinette. The speaker for this event will be Bill Marklein, Employ Humanity LLC. To make reservations people may email holly.meyer@mandmchamber.com.  Electronic payments may be made on the Chamber website, www.mandmchamber.com through the PayPal portal.  A PayPal account is not needed. Please respond by April 19 to secure a space. Cost (includes lunch): $15 for MMYP members, $20 for MM Chamber members, $40 for nonmembers.

April 29

THE PEGUERO SISTERS TO SING. At 6 p.m. at the Community Covenant Church, 1123 13th St., Menominee (across from Blesch Middle School). The trio of sisters from Green Bay share music that is inspired by their Dominican Republic roots and a dash of Southern Gospel with a sprinkle of jazz. Free will offering. For more information, call Glenna, 906-290-3552.

MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS RALLY, CHILI COOK-OFF AND MEAT RAFFLE. Sponsored by Triple C Riders and ABATE of Wisconsin region 3A. Held at Lolli’s, 2029 Hall Ave., Marinette. Rally starts at 10 a.m. Chili cook-off registration from noon to 1:30 with judging at 2. All chili entries must be in a crockpot at a temp of 160 degrees. Participants must bring a ladle and cord to plug the crockpot in. Tasting to follow with a suggested $5 donation. 50/50 and meat raffle during the afternoon. For more information, people may call 715-735-5513 or 715-587-6552.

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

WORLD LAUGHTER DAY. Session held by Z Boost Performance LLC at 1 p.m. at the Harbors Building, 1110 10th Ave., Menominee. People are urged to laugh with other participants at the Harbors to celebrate World Laughter Day. People should call Christine Pada 906-290-2444 to RSVP.

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.

May 14

MOTHERS' DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST. Served from 8:30-11:30 a.m. by the American Legion Post 43, Stephenson. Mothers eat free, adults older than 12, $7; age 5-12, $5; younger than 5 eat free.

May 18

WOMAN’S HEALTH SCREENINGS. Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Navigation Program (BCCCNP), WISEWOMAN, & the Women's Health Clinic offer screenings. Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties, have appointments available to women in need of screening services. People may call the Public Health Department in Menominee to make an appointment and to determine eligibility, 906-863-4451.

June 6, July 11 and Aug. 8

CONCERTS IN THE PARK-MARINETTE. Held at Stephenson Island from 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 6, Boilerplate; July 11, Music Jar; and Aug. 8, Sapphires.

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.

June 26, July 27 and Aug. 17

CONCERTS IN THE PARK-MENOMINEE. Held in the Band Shell at the Marina from 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 26, Black Knights; July 27, TBD; and Aug. 17, Jazz Ensemble.

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

SILVER CLIFF FIRE AND RESCUE AUXILIARY PICNIC. Held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Silver Cliff Park on County Trunk C. Event to include raffles, Country Store, adult and children's games, and music. Chicken booyah, brats, hamburgers, French fries, corn on the cob, snack shack, and more will be available. Preceded by a parade at 10 a.m., with community floats, antique vehicles and area fire departments.

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.