Ongoing

MARINETTE HISTORICAL MUSEUM OPEN. The museum on Stephenson Island highlights an authentic sawmill, miniature logging camp, early history displays and the Evancheck Log Cabin. Hours are Mondays, noon to 4 p.m.; and Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open some Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. People may call Darlene, 715-732-2545, to make appointments for large tours. Cost is $3 for adults, $1 for ages 13-18, and ages 12 and younger are free.

FIELD OF FAITH COMMUNITY GARDEN. 2017 season applications accepted through May 31. Garden membership is free and open to all area residents. Plots are 20-foot by 30-foot, tilled, with access to water. Participants must supply the seeds, plants and labor. Located north of the Peshtigo City Ball Fields, behind Faith Baptist Church 350 N. Stephenson Ave. Applications may be picked up in the office of the church or at http://www.fbcpeshtigo.com/field-of-faith.html.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

YMCA STINGRAYS SWIM TEAM. Any swimmer can try swim team for one free week at any time during the summer season, now- July 15. People may contact Lenny, 906-863-8821, for more information, or call the YMCA, 906-863-9983.

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.

FARMERS MARKET. Held by the Menominee Historic Downtown Farmers Market Association every Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon, at the corner of 1st Street and 8th Avenue, Menominee. Empowering Classes are held twice a month at the Menominee Senior Center from 6-7:30 p.m. Market accepts a variety of payment options. Interested vendors may email menomineehdfarmersmarket@gmail.com, call 906-863-8718 or visit www.menomineefarmersmarket.com or the Menominee Farmers Market on Facebook.

MARINETTE MARKET ON STEPHENSON ISLAND. Market hours are Fridays, from 2-6 p.m. Vendors can set up a 10-foot by 20-foot space every Friday throughout the summer along the parking lot at Stephenson Island for a seasonal fee of $50. Musicians are also welcome. Vendor applications and rules may be picked up at City Hall in the Community Development Office or by contacting Jan Kust at 715-732-5139 or Judy Alwin, 715-732-4333. More information is available at www.cityofmarinette.wi.us/visitors/marinettemarket. Market will continue through October as weather permits.

Now through June 30

HALF PRICE DAY PASSES. River Cities Community Pool through the end of June. Lap swimming, water walking, classes and open swim are available. People may call 715-735-0585 for more information.

YMCA AND JACK’S FRESH MARKETS JUNE ROUND IT UP EVENT. All Jack’s Fresh Market locations ask shoppers to consider rounding their grocery bill to the nearest dollar. All money raised benefit the YMCA afterschool program.

Now through July 26

WALKING BOOK CLUB. Held in conjunction with the Stephenson Public Library’s Summer Reading Club, this is an opportunity to walk outdoors and talk about the books participants are reading. The program is offered Mondays at 6 p.m., and Wednesdays at 8 a.m.; no meeting on July 3 or 5. To participate, meet at Stephenson Island. In the case of inclement weather, the club will be cancelled. This program is free and open to the public. 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.

Now through July 27

SING, SING, SING – INDIVIDUAL SINGING LESSONS. Lessons will be held in the UW-Marinette Theatre Fine Arts Building room T153. The cost is $129 and includes all materials. Each one-on-one voice class is designed for those interested in learning how to read music, learn various musical styles, how to find a note and sharpen singing ability as well as vocal warm-up including breathing exercises, song repertoire and vowel technique. The individual sessions are open to participants aged 6-100 and include four 45-minutes lessons Monday-Thursday for one week (9-9:45, 10-10:45 or 11-11:45 a.m.). To register, visit www.marinette.uwc.edu/ce or call 715-735-4300, ext.  4342.

Now through Aug. 31

ART IN BLOOM. Held by Menominee Area Arts Council (MAAC) has named this year’s theme as Art in Bloom consisting of artwork with flowers and accompanied by live flowers. Currently on display at Spies Library, Menominee. In June, the display will move to the Farmers and Merchant Bank and Trust and be on display through August.

Now through Sept. 1

THE YMCA WELCOMES BACK COLLEGE STUDENTS. College students join the YMCA for just $25 a month. No joiner fee required. People may call the YMCA for more information 906-863-9983.

SUMMER Y-KIDS PROGRAM. Daily Monday-Friday program from 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Options for weekly or short weeks available. Registration starts May 1. There are separate programs for different age groups starting at age 4. Email joe@mmyca.org or call 906-863-9983 for more information. New for this year is the Summer Y-Kids program that is available at the Marinette Middle School, Monday-Friday, June 19-30 and July 6-19 from 12:30-5:30 p.m. each day for children ages 5-12 who are enrolled in the Marinette Summer Learning Program.

Now through Sept. 3

WEST SHORE FISHING MUSEUM OPEN. On Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Museum is located 15 miles north of Menominee on M-35. Free admission, handicapped accessible, and dog friendly. People may contact 715-923-9756 or West Shore Fishing Museum on Facebook for information.

2016

July 19, Aug. 16, Escanaba; and July 27 and Aug. 31, Menominee

WOMAN’S HEALTH SCREENINGS. Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Navigation Program (BCCCNP), WISEWOMAN, and the Women's Health Clinic offer screenings. People may call the Public Health Department, Menominee to make an appointment and to determine eligibility in Menominee, 906-863-4451, and in Escanaba, 906-786-4111. 

June 30 and July 14 and 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.

June 17

JIM HODGE MEMORIAL RUN/WALK. Held at Menominee YMCA starting at 8 a.m., $25 for adults, $15 youth 16 and younger. People may sign up at www.JimHodgeRun.org. Participants who register before June 9 receive a free race T-shirt. Registration also held, June 16 at Menominee YMCA 4-6 p.m., or race day registration 7 a.m. (cash or check only). There will be a raffle with many items, $3 per ticket or two for $5. 

MAKE & TAKE CRAFT CLASS. Held from 1:30-4 p.m. at the West Shore Fishing Museum, 15 miles north of Menominee on M-35. Make a toad house to take home; all materials provided. Fee $15. Pre-registration required by June 14, to 906-282-8333. Enter the museum grounds through Bailey Park.

CAR SEAT CHECK. Held at Riverside Auto Group, 4030 Hall Ave., Highway 64, Marinette. Check will ensure that the correct seat is being used, and there are no recalls, as well as having the seat properly installed by a certified car seat technician. People may call 715-732-7670 to schedule an appointment.

June 17 and July 22

GENEALOGY FOR BEGINNERS. Held at 10 a.m. at the Stephenson Public Library, Marinette. Learn how to start researching a family’s genealogy. People may contact Mariel Carter, 715-732-7570 for more information.

June 18

FAMILY FUN DAY. Held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., by the Holy Family Parish, 2715 Taylor St., Marinette. There will be food, raffle prizes, bounce houses, kid’s games and entertainment by Monica Giles. Open to the public.

June 19-22, 26-29, July 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, July 31-Aug. 3, Aug. 7-10, 14-17 and 21-25

SUMMER THREE-DAY SWIM SPECIALS. Held for youth ages 6 and older, and preschool ages 3-5 on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 10:15-10:45 a.m. Cost is $12 for members and $21 for the general public. People may call the YMCA for more information, 906-863-9983.

June 19, July 10, 17, 24 and 31 and Aug. 7 and 28

PARENT/CHILD PLAYGROUP. Held at Swings n’ Things Park (on unfriendly weather days at Spies Library) Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Held for children ages birth to 5. Includes play time to socialize and a healthy snack. Sponsored by the Menominee County ISD-Great Parents Great Start Program and the Children’s Trust Fund.

June 19 and July 17

BOOKS OUTSIDE THE BOX. Held at the Renaissance Assisted Living at 2 p.m. Mariel Carter from the Stephenson Public Library will highlight books for light summer reading. This program is free and open to the public. Contact Carter, 715-732-7570, with questions.

June 19 and 26 and July 10, 17 and 24

MAKER MONDAYS. Held at 1 p.m. at the Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, for children ages 6 and older. Working in teams, the children will use creativity, planning, and other materials and tools to complete a project. A new project will be featured each week during the Summer Reading Club. People may visit the library’s Facebook at Stephenson Public Library, visit http://marinettecountylibraries.org, under the Marinette page, or call 715-732-7570.

June 19-22

YMCA BASEBALL/TEE BALL SPORTS CAMP. Held from 9:30-11 a.m., for grades K-6 at the YMCA. Registration deadline is June 12. Cost is $18 for members and $29 for the general public. Call the YMCA for more information, 906-863-9983.

June 19-29

INTRO TO ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR GRAPHICS AND DESIGN. Held Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5-8 p.m., in UW-Marinette Mac Lab T140. Cost is $139 and materials are included. Learn the basics of how to design professional-looking graphics for web or print with Adobe Illustrator software. To register, visit www.marinette.uwc.edu/ce or call 715-735-4300, ext. 4342. 

June 19-July 21

BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLIES SIGN-UP. For students attending schools in Marinette and Menominee Counties. Through the Salvation Army, 80 W. Russell St., Marinette. Application documents required: Photo ID; proof of total household income, Social Security cards for everyone in household and proof of address. For more information, people may call 715-735-7448.

June 20 and 27 and July 11, 18, 25

SUMMER STORY TIME. Held at the Stephenson Public Library on Stephenson Island (weather permitting) at 10 a.m. This program is for children ages 3 to 11 and their caregivers who like to listen to stories, sing songs, and make a craft to take home. Siblings are welcome to attend. Story Time is free and open to the public; registration is not required. For up-to-date information, people may visit the library’s Facebook at Stephenson Public Library, visit http://marinettecountylibraries.org, under the Marinette page, or call 715-732-7570.

CHORUS GUEST NIGHTS. The Menominee River Chorus will host guest nights every Tuesday in June from 6-8 p.m., at Bethel Lutheran, 1309 14th Ave., Menominee. Parking entrance is on 13th St. across from Blesch Auditorium. The open house will introduce women who love to sing to four-part harmony barbershop style. The chorus sings for a variety of community and social events and has members from Marinette, Peshtigo, Crivitz, Wausaukee, Amberg, Menominee, Stephenson and Escanaba. For more information, people may contact Susan Thornton, 715-938-8044.

June 21 and 28 and July 12, 19 and 26

ITSY BITSY STORY TIME. Held at 11 a.m. and 1 p.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.

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

BANDS AT BADGER. June 21, Lady J., sponsored by the Peshtigo Lions and Stephenson National Bank and Trust; July 12, Rocker, Rocker, Rocker, sponsored by Lafortune Auto Body and Fantastic Sams; July 26, Dirty Martinis, sponsored by BMO Harris Bank and Kountry Rhode RV and Auto Sales; Aug. 9, Daze 2 Nites, sponsored by Great Lakes Custom Tool Manufacturing Inc. and the Peshtigo Woman’s Club; and Aug. 23, Music Jar, sponsored by Lee’s Family Foods and Peshtigo National Bank. Concession stand open at 5 p.m., and concerts run from 6-8.

June 22

MOMS CLEAN AIR FORCE. Held at 6 p.m. at the Stephenson Public Library. Crystal Hendrick, associate professor of psychology at UW-Marinette, will talk about the mission of Moms Clean Air Force. She will share facts about how the environment affects children’s health, simple things anyone can do to reduce environmental impact. For information about this session, people may contact Mariel Carter, 715-732-7570.

BRATS FOR BREAKFAST. Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 1177 in conjunction with Bay Cities Radio from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 601 10th Ave., Menominee. Johnsonville Brats will be for sale for a suggested donation of $2.50 each. Delivery available for orders of 10 or more. Pre-orders can be faxed to 715-732-0125; emailed to Brats4breakfast@yahoo.com; called to 715-587-9601 (please leave message) or visit website at Bratsforbreakfast.com for order form. Proceeds help the scouts go to various scouting programs, including summer camp.

YMCA WORLD’S LARGEST SWIMMING LESSON. Kids all over the world are meeting to break the world record. Held from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Cost is $3 for members and $6 for the general public. People may call the YMCA for more information 906-863-9983.

June 22 and 29 and July 13, 20 and 27

TEEN SCENE AND VOLUNTEENS. Held at 10 a.m. the Stephenson Public Library for ages 12 to 18. Discuss and learn about different topics each week. Stay after the program for Volunteens, starting at 11:30, to help out at the library. Teen Scene and Volunteens are free and open to the public; registration is not required. People may visit the library’s Facebook at Stephenson Public Library, visit http://marinettecountylibraries.org, under the Marinette page, or call 715-732-7570.

TINKER THURSDAYS. Held at 1 p.m. at the Stephenson Public Library, Marinette. Each week will have a different project. This program 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.

June 22 and 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 22, Black Knights; July 27, Dirty Deuce; and Aug. 17, Jazz Ensemble.

June 23

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.

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.

DISNEY’S ‘THE ARISTOCATS’ PERFORMANCE. UW-Marinette Children’s Theatre will present Disney’s “The Aristocats” KIDS at UW-Marinette at 1 p.m. The musical performance to be held at the Herbert L. Williams Theatre, 750 West Bay Shore St., Marinette. Based on the beloved Disney animated film. The one-hour musical will be free to community with donations accepted to the UW-Marinette Children’s Theatre program. Light refreshments will be available after the performance. For additional information, please email mnt-ce@uwc.edu or 715-735-4300, ext. 4342.

June 23 July 7, 21

SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP. Free marketing yourself workshop held from 10 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 at 715-732-7854 or 715-732-7756.

June 24

CLUB PICNIC AND TRAP SHOOT. Held by the Menominee Woods and Stream Sportsman’s Club from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. All club members are invited to attend. The club will supply burgers and sausages for the free potluck lunch. There will also be a 50-Bird Lewis Shoot and various 5-Bird Meat Shoots open to all club members as well as the general public. 

THOMPSON ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC BOAT RALLY. Friday, noon registration, launching and docking begins at Nestegg Marine, with a 2 p.m. tour of Sentinel Structures in Peshtigo. Saturday registration, launching and docking runs from 9 a.m. to noon with a 4 p.m. boat parade/cruise on the Menominee River and Green Bay (weather permitting) with a picnic to follow at Nestegg Marine. Reservations are required for the picnic. To enter or for more information, call 612-723-8581.

LGBT 101 CLASS. Held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the UW-Marinette campus, room M110. A course designed to provide an overview for educators and social workers who work with LGBT youth. Learn the terminology relevant to LGBTQIA identities and then focus on best practices for inclusion, psychological models for understanding and supporting identity development, national models for supporting LGBT youth and more. Cost is $89 and includes 0.6 CEU, completion certificate and lunch. Register at www.marinette.uwc.edu/ce.

June 24-25

HAM RADIO FIELD DAY. Starts at 1 p.m., Saturday and continues until 1 p.m. Sunday, a 24-hour operation, in the private field owned by the Jones family at the west end of 32nd Ave., Menominee, just south of Water Tower Park. At least two complete stations will be in operation using both voice and CW (Morse code). All operations run by generator power. All area residents invited, including youth. Testing by certified ham radio examiners will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m., on site for anyone wishing to become licensed or to upgrade their current license. Picnic-style food served in late afternoon. Water and soda available. For more information, contact Ed, 906-863-3477.

June 25

ART FOR ALL. Art show and sale held at the Menominee Marina Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine. More than 50 regional artists, hands on art area for children, food booths, and entertainment. For more information, people may visit www.artforallinc.com, Facebook (Art-For All), call 906-578-7521 for further information.

FUNDRAISER FOR MARINETTE LOGGING AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL. Green Bay Bull Frogs vs. Lakeshore Chinooks. Gates open at 3:05 p.m., game starts at 4:05. $8 of every ticket goes to the Marinette Logging and Heritage Festival. Purchase tickets by June 22. For $20 tickets include seat, Bullfrogs hat, and a hot dog and soda. For more information, people may call Jeremy Staszak, 920-593-4744 or by email to Jeremy@greenbaybullfrogs.com. People may go online to www.greenbaybullfrogs.com and enter promo code “MLH” when purchasing tickets.

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.

June 26- 29

YMCA BASKETBALL SPORTS CAMP. Held from 9:30-11 a.m. for grades K-6 at the YMCA. Registration deadline is June 18. Cost is $18 for members and $29 for the general public. Call the YMCA for more information, 906-863-9983.

June 26-30

COLLEGE 4 KIDS GIFTED AND TALENTED WEEK. Held for ages 6-15, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the UW-Marinette campus. Space is limited. Breakfast, lunch and free T-shirt included. Cost is $140. Morning ($90) and afternoon ($60) sessions only are available. To register, visit www.marinette.uwc.edu/ce or call 715-735-4300, ext. 4342. Topics include: French language including basic French words, expressions and phrases; Francophone cultures; and French-speaking countries; computer technology; and physical fitness.

June 26-Aug. 7

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

June 28

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB. Held at 1 p.m. at the Stephenson Public Library. The club will discuss “LaRose,” by Louise Erdrich. 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.

June 29 and July 20

TED TALKS: LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE. Held at 6 p.m. at the Stephenson Public Library. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading powerful and innovative ideas in the areas of Technology, Entertainment, and Design. The topic is “Love Where You Live.” For more information, people may contact Mariel Carter at the Stephenson Public Library, 715-732-7570.

July 1, Aug. 5 and Sept. 2

FLEA MARKET AND CRAFTS. Held at Veteran’s Park in downtown Stephenson. One table space $5, 2-5 tables $10, over 5 tables $20. No reservations needed.  For more information, people may call 906-788-4750. Proceeds benefit Stephenson Athletic Booster Club.

July 5

WRITING RESUMES AND COVER LETTERS. 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 at 715-732-7854 or 715-732-7756.

July 7, 8 and 9

MARINETTE LOGGING AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL. Menominee Nation Dancers and Moose Lodge Fish Boil held at Red Arrow Park from 3-7 p.m. Friday. Events on Saturday and Sunday held on Stephenson Island. A full weekend of activities scheduled. More information is available at www.marinetteloggingandheritagefestival.com or by calling the Marinette Welcome Center, 715-732-4333.

July 10

YMCA FLAG FOOTBALL ONE DAY CLINIC. Held at the YMCA for grades K-3 from 5- 6:30 p.m. Cost is $6 for members and $10 for the general public. Children will participate in age-appropriate drills to get them ready for the upcoming season. No T-shirt given.

July 10-13

YMCA SOCCER SPORTS CAMP. Held from 9:30-11 a.m. for grades K-6 at the YMCA. Registration deadline is June 29. Cost is $18 for members and $29 for the general public. Call the YMCA for more information, 906-863-9983.

GYMNASTICS SUMMER CAMP. Held for all skill levels from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Cost is $90 for members and $135 for the general public. Call the YMCA for more information, 906-863-9983.

July 10-Aug. 21

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 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 younger than 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 at 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. For more information on these sessions, people may call 715-735-6656 or 800-956-6656.

July 11

POKÉMON TRAINER CLUB. Held from 1-3 p.m. at the Stephenson Public Library. Come to play the card version and make a Pokémon-related craft.  This program 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.

July 11 and Aug. 8

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

July 11-27

COMPUTER BASICS CLASS: 101. Held from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the UW-Marinette. Cost is $79 and space is limited. Register at www.marinette.uwc.edu/ce or call 715-735-4300 ext. 4342. Many topics will be covered.

July 12

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 at 715-732-7854 or 715-732-7756.

July 15

CONCEALED-CARRY PISTOL CLASS. Held by the Menominee Woods and Stream Sportsman’s Club from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The class cost is $120 per person, and includes all class materials, NRA certified instructor, use of handguns, ammunition, targets, live fire exercise, videos, presentation by a local lawyer and a light lunch. Those attending will receive a Certificate of Completion that can be used to apply for a concealed-carry permit in Michigan or Wisconsin. The class is open to anyone who can legally own or use a handgun. Pre-registration is required. People may call Steve Schabo, 906-863-3663, or Don Pokovich, 906-753-4514, for more information or to register for the class.

MAKE AND TAKE CRAFT CLASS. Held from 1:30-4 p.m. at the West Shore Fishing Museum, 15 miles north of Menominee on M-35. Create garden plate flowers or glass totems; all materials provided. Fee $10. Pre-registration required by July 12, to 906-282-8333. Enter the museum grounds through Bailey Park.

GARDEN WALK. A self-guided tour sponsored by Northern Lights Master Gardeners Association. Features local public and private gardens. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit www.marinette.uwex.edu for complete details. Adults $10 in advance/ $12 day of event. Children 7-11 years $5, 6 and younger free.

July 19

FAMILY FUN NIGHT. Held at the Great Lakes Memorial by the Menominee Recreation Department from 6-8:15 p.m., with a movie showing at 8:30. Activities are free of charge for children ages 3-12. Nonparticipants may purchase a hot dog on site for $1. Pre-registration is required to the Menominee Recreation Department, 906-863-1737, or stop by the Recreation Department, 2515 10th St., Menominee. For more information, visit http://parksandrec8.wix.com/familyfunnight.

July 20

KIWANIS CHARITY GOLF OUTING. Held at the Riverside Golf Club and is a four-person scramble and includes greens fee, cart and a buffet dinner. Proceeds benefit the youth in the community. There will be on-course events, raffles and prizes. For more information, people may call 906-290-2142 or contact any Kiwanis member.

July 21, 22 and 23

MENOMINEE COUNTY FAIR. Held at Shakey Lakes Park, Stephenson.

July 24-Aug. 28

YMCA LIL’ TOT FOOTBALL LEAGUE. Class for ages 3-4 with a maximum of 20 participants. Held Mondays from 5-5:30 p.m. at the YMCA. Cost is $23 for members and $39 for the general public. People may call the YMCA for more information, 906-863-9983.

July 25

MARY TOOLEY PRESENTS: ANIMALS ARE BUILDERS TOO! Mary Tooley of Art in a Suitcase will be at the Stephenson Public Library at 1 p.m. to educate and entertain children, ages 6 and up. Meet some amazing animal architects and construct your own animal craft to take home at this special event. This program is free and open to the public, registration is not required. For up-to-date information, find us on Facebook at Stephenson Public Library, people may check our website: http://marinettecountylibraries.org under the Marinette page, or call 715-732-7570.

July 26

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB. Held at 1 p.m. at the Stephenson Public Library. The Club will discuss “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough. Upcoming reading selections are posted on the library’s website: www.marinettecountylibraries.org. New members are always welcome to join the discussion. Contact the Stephenson Public Library at 715-732-7570 or InfoSoup.org to borrow copies of the book club books.

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.

VENISON STEAK DINNER - TO BENEFIT THE SALVATION ARMY. Held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Moose Lodge located at N5233 E. Nettleton Lane, Marinette. Cost is $10 and includes venison steak, baked potato and salad bar. Door prize drawing of a movie basket or tickets to the DeYoung Zoo.

July 29-30

BROWN TROUT DERBY. Held at the Menominee Memorial Marina. Fishing contest is for cash and prizes, along with raffles for other prizes. Food and refreshments provided by American Legion Post 146. For more information, people may call Tom at 715-923-5615, or Jerry at 715-923-4254.

July 30

HERITAGE CRAFTS DAY. Held from 1-4 p.m. at West Shore Fishing Museum, 15 miles north of Menominee on M-35. Demonstrations of old-time crafts such as blacksmithing, wood carving, spinning and more. Explore three museum buildings, gift shop, five commercial fishing boats, nature trails, and beautiful gardens and grounds. Kids’ craft class on painting clay pots available for $7. Light refreshments available. Enter the museum grounds through Bailey Park.

July 31, and Aug. 1 and 2

LEGO STORY CLUB. Held from 1-2:30 p.m., at the Stephenson Public Library, Marinette. Children ages 7 to 12 will build with Legos and write a story about their creation or use stop-motion animation to create a story. Space is limited; call the library to register. People may visit the library’s Facebook at Stephenson Public Library, visit http://marinettecountylibraries.org, under the Marinette page, or call 715-732-7570.

Aug. 1-31

YMCA YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE. Now considered an NFL Flag League. Held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for grades K-3 at the Menominee YMCA field. Team practices will be held at the discretion of the coaches. Cost is $35 for members and $54 for the general public. Registration deadline is July 9. People may call the YMCA for more information, 906-863-9983.

Aug. 5

KIDS DIG IT. Held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Harmony Arboretum. Features guests include the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary’s Traveling Birds of Prey exhibit. Attendees will learn about and experience wildlife, insects, soil and plants. No admission charged. Any and all ages welcome. For more information, people may visit www.marinette.uwex.edu.

Aug. 7-11

MULTI BRITISH SPORTS CAMP. UW-Marinette will host a Challenger Multi-Sports Camp for a weeklong, half-day or full-day option. Sports covered include tag rugby, cricket, soccer, Rounders, kickball, netball and team handball. For ages 5-14, the camp runs 9 a.m.-noon and costs $145. For ages 7-14, the full-day camp will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with a supervised hour break for lunch from noon to 1 p.m., costs $195.  The camp will be in the fields behind the UW-Marinette Field house, 1125 University Drive, Marinette. To register, people may visit www.marinette.uwc.edu/ce or call 715-735-4300, ext. 4342.

Aug. 8-24

COMPUTER CODING CAMP, PARTS 1 AND 2. Held at the Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Part 1 will run from 1 to 2:15 p.m., and Part 2 from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Children must be between the ages of 8 to 12, and able to read independently. Completion of Part 1 is a pre-requisite for Part 2. Space is limited; people must register by July 15. People may visit the library’s Facebook at Stephenson Public Library, visit http://marinettecountylibraries.org, under the Marinette page, or call 715-732-7570.

Aug. 12

MAKE & TAKE CRAFT CLASS. Held from 1:30-4 p.m. at the West Shore Fishing Museum, 15 miles north of Menominee on M-35. Create a clay pot lighthouse; all materials provided. Fee $10. Pre-registration required by July 12. Call 906-282-8333. Enter the museum grounds through Bailey Park.

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 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the SS. Joseph & Edward Catholic Church, W3308 County Trunk G, Porterfield. For more information, people may call 715-789-2254.

Sept. 3

ANNUAL ICE CREAM SOCIAL. Held from noon to 4 p.m., at the West Shore Fishing Museum, 15 miles north of Menominee on M-35. Community picnic with brats and dogs, famous homemade pies, ice cream, root beer, live music, kids’ games and raffles. Explore three museum buildings, gift shop, five commercial fishing boats, nature trails and beautiful gardens and grounds. Enter the museum grounds through Bailey Park.

Sept. 7

QUILTERS GROUP. Starts at 8 a.m., Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in the church hall, the corner of University Drive and Pierce Avenue, Marinette. The quilter’s group schedule is the first and third Thursday mornings each month. 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 material are also welcome. For more information, people may call Our Savior’s Church office, 715-735-3101.

Sept. 9

FALL PLANT SALE. Held at Harmony Arboretum from 9 a.m.-noon. Purchase zone-hardy plants donated and grown by Northern Lights Master Gardener volunteers. All proceeds support educational programming at Harmony Arboretum. For more information, people may visit www.marinette.uwex.edu.

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.

Oct. 29

CHILI SUPPER. Held from 3:30-6:30 p.m., at the SS. Joseph & Edward Catholic Church, W3308 County Road G, Porterfield. For more information, people may call 715-789-2254.

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.