Ongoing

DAR SUMMER PROGRAM. Held Monday-Friday, 6:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cost: $20 registration fee per child; and $15/day or $90/month. Must be 7 years old to be eligible. Teens only pay $20 registration fee. Kids are invited to participate in gym, arts and crafts, games, computers, group clubs and much more. Stop by for a tour and see our new teen room. For more information, people may call 906-863-9512.

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 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.

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. 1

DUCK RAFFLE TICKETS AVAILABLE. Support the DAR Boys & Girls Club by purchasing duck raffle tickets. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20. Tickets are available at the DAR Boys & Girls Club, Jack’s Fresh Market and EagleHerald. Duck race held Aug. 1.

Now through Aug. 19

ART EXHIBIT: THE BEAUTY OF MENOMINEE, MARINETTE AND PESHTIGO. On display at Spies Public Library, Menominee. Sponsored by GFWC Menominee Woman's Club and the Spies Public Library.

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 Farmers and Merchant Bank and Trust.

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. 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, 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.

2017

July 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, 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.

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.

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. 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 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.

July 11

CONCERTS IN THE PARK-MARINETTE. Music Jar will play on Stephenson Island from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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, 18 and 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.

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

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.

July 12 and 26, and Aug. 9 and 23

BANDS AT BADGER. 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.

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.

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.

July 14-16 and 21-23

THEATRE ON THE BAY, “SEASON OF INTRIGUE. A Stephen Sondheim/Hugh Wheeler musical thriller “Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” Combining horror with black comedy, social commentary and a poignant love story. Performances on the Nancy Gehrke stage, Herbert L. Williams Theatre Campus of UW-Marinette, 750 W. Bay Shore St. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets are $16 for general admission, $12 for students. Tickets may be purchased at www.marinette.uwc.edu/theatre or by calling 715-735-4300, ext. 4301.

July 15

DOGS FOR DOGS. Held by T.O.P. Dog Park at Wal-Mart from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Menu will include several types of hot dogs along with chips and beverages. All proceeds go to funding the off-leash dog park on Harbor Road in Peshtigo. It will be the only dog park located within 50 miles of the tri-city area. For more information, people may visit the T.O.P Dog Facebook page.

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 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.

July 17-21

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL. Held at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and School, 1216 Colfax St., Marinette, from 5-8 p.m. Kids ages 4-11 are invited to the Maker Fun Factory, filled with Bible-learning experiences to see, hear, touch and taste. Sciency-Fun Gizmos™, team-building games, Bible songs, and treats will be available.

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 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.

July 20

COMMUNITY RESOURCE AND EMPLOYER FAIR. Held at Abundant Life Mission, 1406 10th Ave., Menominee, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Open to the public.

TED TALK: 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 library, 715-732-7570.

KIWANIS CHARITY GOLF OUTING. Registration is at 11 a.m., with a shotgun at noon, at Riverside Golf Club. Event is a four-person scramble and includes greens fee, cart and a buffet dinner, for $75. Proceeds benefit the Menominee High School students. There will be on-course events, raffles and prizes. For more information, people may call John, 906-290-2142 or contact any Kiwanis member.

July 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.

July 21, 22 and 23

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

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.

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

IMAGINATION LIBRARY ADVENTURE COURSE. Held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Spies Public Library, Menominee. Registration forms available at the Menominee County Intermediate School District, 1201 41st Ave., or Spies Public Library, 940 1st St. Registration prior to July 24 is $3 per child, up to a maximum of $15 per family.

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 older. Meet some amazing animal architects. 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 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 27

CONCERTS IN THE PARK-MENOMINEE. Dirty Deuce will play in the bandshell at the Marina from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

July 28

YOGA ON FRIDAY MORNINGS. Held at UW-Marinette for six weeks, Fridays from 9-10:15 a.m., in room T133, in the Theatre Building. The cost is $75. Participants must bring a yoga mat. Interested students may register at www.marinette.uwc.edu/ce or call 715-735-4300, ext. 4342.

July 29

WAGNER FIRE DEPARTMENT PICNIC. Held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Menominee River Park, Highway 180 and County Trunk X. Music from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., by Sunny & the Heat, and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. by Neon Detour. Attendance prizes all day. Bucket raffles, kids’ games and meat raffles. All proceeds go to purchase equipment for the fire department. For more information, people may call Linda, 715-732-6651.

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, 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. 4, 5 and 11 and 12       

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE. The Salvation Army, Westlund Bus Lines and Walmart are teaming together to further the efforts of gathering needed school supplies and new clothing for area children. Held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Volunteers are needed. For more information, people may call The Salvation Army 715-735-7448.

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. 5 and Sept. 2

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

Aug. 7-10

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL CAMPING. Held from 5:30-8 p.m., at Bethel Lutheran Church, 1309 14th Ave., Menominee. Kids in preschool through fifth grade are invited for games, crafts, songs and stories. A free family supper will take place from 5:30-6 each night. VBS will conclude on Thursday with a community potluck picnic at Red Arrow Park.  Advance registration is encouraged by calling Bethel Lutheran, 906-863-2066 or Zion Lutheran, 715-735-7898.  Everyone is welcome.

Aug. 7-11

BRITISH MULTI-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

CONCERTS IN THE PARK-MARINETTE. The Sapphires will play at Stephenson Island from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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. 10

ST. JOHN LUTHERAN SCHOOL REGISTRATION. St. John Lutheran School, will hold registration at N1926 Church Rd., at 6 p.m. K3 and K4 class sizes are limited. People may contact principal Lance List to pre-register, 715-582-4565 (school), 715-927-5478 (cell), or school@stjohnpeshtigo.org. People may visit www.stjohnpeshtigo.org/school for more information.

Aug. 11

BABYSITTING SAFETY COURSE. The YMCA is offering American Health Institute’s Child and Babysitting Safety course for boys and girls ages 10-21, at the Marinette-Menominee YMCA from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost is $50, which includes lunch and certification. People may call 906-863-9983 to register, or email for more information, ivys@mmymca.org.

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.

Aug. 17

CONCERTS IN THE PARK-MENOMINEE. The Community Jazz Ensemble will play in the bandshell from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Aug. 26

COLOR BLAST FUN RUN. Sponsored by the Healthy Youth Coalition, at 8 a.m., at Menominee High School. Cost is $25 for adults, and $15 for participants 17 and younger.

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. 25

MIND, BODY AND SOUL WELLNESS FAIR AND SEMINAR. Respite Care of Marinette & Menominee Counties, at Island Resort and Casino, Harris. Fair is from 8-10:30 a.m. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m. there will be five speakers presenting. Registration fee is $10.

Oct. 29

FALL CONCERT. Presented by the Northeastern Wisconsin (N.E.W.) Concert Band at 3:30 p.m. at the W. J. Jones Auditorium in the 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 http://www.newconcertband.com/.

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.