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.

MENOMINEE HERITAGE MUSEUM. Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday, noon-3 p.m.

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.

ZUMBA CLASSES. Held Mondays, 12:15-12:45 p.m. and 5:15-6:15 p.m.; and Saturdays, 8 a.m. at the UW-Marinette Field House. Punch cards available. Cost: five classes for $25; 10 classes for $40. Five-week sessions, running continuously. People may join anytime. Modifications shown for any fitness level. Showers available. People may call, Kristine 814-397-4769 (Marinette).

RESTOR(ME)-STRESS REDUCTION/FLEXIBILITY CLASS. 30-minute class to work on flexibility while relaxing and decompressing from life's stressors. Held Wednesdays 12:15-12:45 p.m. at the UW-Marinette Field House. Punch cards available. Cost is $5, walk-in. Join anytime. Bring a mat and water bottle. People may call Kristine, 814-397-4769 (Marinette).

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.

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 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.

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 29

CHALK IT UP. Held at First Trinity Lutheran Church, 920 Wells St., Marinette, from 9-11 a.m. Families are invited to create a masterpiece together. Sidewalk chalk, "canvas," snacks, drinks and prizes will be provided. Free. For more information, people call the Rev. Christian Eisenbeis at 715-735-9212.

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-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 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.

July 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.

Aug. 1

1,000 BOOKS BEFORE K EVENT. Held at Spies Public Library to celebrate reading with the Great Start Collaborative at 3 p.m. The group will honor the newest 1,000 Books B4 Kindergarten finishers, enjoy cake and juice as well as bubble painting. Following the party, participants are invited to stay and enjoy a paid performance by Bubble Wonder. Program is sponsored by the Spies Public Library and the Menominee County ISD’s Great Start Collaboratives’ Early Literacy Council. For more information, people may contact Spies Public Library, 906-863-3911.

Aug. 1, 8, 15 and 22

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.

Aug. 2

SEX ED FOR ADULTS. Offered through UW-Marinette and will cover basic biology, sexual response cycle, sexual communication and sexual health. The cost is $29 per person. The class will run for one night on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. in room M110 in the Main Building at UW-Marinette. Interested participants may register at www.marinette.uwc.edu/ce or call 715-735-4300, ext. 4342.

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

Aug. 2, 9, 16 and 23

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.

Aug. 3

TED TALKS: “IT STARTS WITH ME”, BUILDING COMMUNITY. Held at 6 p.m. at the Stephenson Public Library, Marinette. TED Talks focus on building strong communities and discussing ways to bring those ideas closer to home. The conversation will focus on what participants can do to become invested in the community. For more information about this session, people may contact Mariel Carter at the library, 715-732-7570.

Aug. 4

FISH FRY. Held at the American Legion Post 43, Stephenson. Fish fry served from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Meal includes a variety of fish, chicken and sandwiches.

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. 4 and 18

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.

Aug. 5

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS ACADEMY CAVALETTE ALUMNI SOFTBALL GAME. Held at 11 a.m. at Higley Field, Marinette. Cook out for all players, friends and fans. All proceeds benefit the Cavalette softball program. The public is welcome.

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. “Getting S’more of Jesus” is the theme. 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. 9

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.

Aug. 9, 10, 16 and 17

INTRODUCTION TO GOOGLE DRIVE AND DOCS. Held at UW-Marinette from 6-7 p.m., for four sessions in room L121 located in the Library Building. Learn the basics to intermediate Google Drive and Google Docs skills. The cost is $49 per session and includes all materials. Interested participants may register at www.marinette.uwc.edu/ce or call 715-735-4300, ext. 4342.

Aug. 9 and 23

BANDS AT BADGER. 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.

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

KIDS’ DAY IN MARINETTE STORY TIME. Held at the Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, at 10 a.m. as part of the Kids’ Day. 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.

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. 11 and 25

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.

Aug. 12

LOCAL HISTORY RESOURCES SESSION. Held at the Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, at 10 a.m. Participants will receive an overview of the local history and genealogy resources available at the library and learn how to use the microfilm machines. People may contact Mariel Carter, 715-732-7570, for more information.

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

HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT. Sponsored by the Menominee River Ringers Horseshoe Club. Held at 1 p.m. at County Park, Highway 180 and County Trunk X. Payout is 100 percent. Participants should bring their own refreshments. For more information, people may call Bob, 715-789-3018.

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. 14-18

COLLEGE FOR KIDS HANDS ON FUN WEEK. Held at UW-Marinette for one week from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sessions include Spanish for Kids, Magic Tricks and Performance, and Cool Paper Crafts. Participants will learn through games, songs and activities. Students may register for a full day registration for $140; the morning session only, which includes Spanish and Magic for $90; the Magic session only for $50; or the afternoon only for $60. Students will receive lunch and a free T-shirt. Interested participants may register at www.marinette.uwc.edu/ce or call 715-735-4300, ext. 4342.

Aug. 16, Escanaba; 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 to make an appointment and to determine eligibility in Menominee, 906-863-4451, and in Escanaba, 906-786-4111.

Aug. 17

FAMILY FUN DAY. Sponsored by Great Start to Quality in collaboration with the Great Start Collaborative of Menominee County and CASA of Menominee County. Held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Erickson Park in Stephenson. Free children’s activities, a bounce house and snacks. All children will also receive a free book. For more information about the Great Start Collaborative or Family Fun Day, people may call 906-863-5665, ext. 1028.

TRAP SHOOT. Held by St. Mary Parish, in Peshtigo. The event will be open to veteran shooters as well as new shooters. It will include a round of trap, lunch, bucket raffle and beverages. It will be held at the Peshtigo Gun Club, off of County Road RW, just out of town. For information, people may call Lyle Lange, 715-582-4879.

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

Aug. 19

PESHTIGO HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1959 GET-TOGETHER. Held at Tradewinds Supper Club at 4 p.m. For more information, people may call 715-582-3735.

POTLUCK DINNER. The Stephenson Class of 1964 will hold a potluck picnic at the large pavilion on River Road, Stephenson. Held from noon to 6 p.m. The Breakfast Club will be providing the hamburgers and brats, buns, coffee and eating utensils. Classmates are asked to bring a dish to pass, and beverages they would like to drink. Email Peggi Carrier by July 31, pjgfcarrier@yahoo.com, or call, 906-753-4930 to RSVP.

Aug. 20 and Sept. 17

FOREST HOME CEMETERY WALKING TOUR. Held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tours start every 10 minutes. Pre-registration and payment accepted at the cemetery mausoleum. Limited tickets are $5 each. Proceeds benefit the preservation of the chapel at the cemetery. Parking along Mary St. is recommended. Walks begin at the chapel. For additional information or to register, people may call 715-732-5173.

Aug. 21

BOOKS OUTSIDE THE BOX. Session will meet at Renaissance Assisted Living at 2 p.m. Mariel Carter, Stephenson Public Library will talk about fiction and non-fiction books about the lives of performers. This program is free and open to the public. People may contact Carter, 715-732-7570, for more information.

Aug. 21-24

PARENTING THROUGH THE TOUGH STUFF. Offered through UW-Marinette for those interested in learning effective parenting skills. This course will cover topics including toddler through teenagers. Held from 6-8 p.m., in room M110 at UW-Marinette. Interested participants may register at www.marinette.uwc.edu/ce or call 715-735-4300, ext. 4342.

Aug. 23

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB. Held at 1 p.m. at the Stephenson Public Library. The Club will discuss “Circling the Sun,” by Paula McLain. 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.

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.

Aug. 27

ART IN THE PARK. Hosted by the Menominee Area Arts Council from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Henes Park, Menominee. Public is admitted free; cost per artist’s booth is $20, free to MAAC members. Food and musical entertainments will be provided, no commission on sales. Artists may join MAAC at the time of the event. For more information, people may contact James LaMalfa, publications james.lamalfa@uwc.edu.

Aug. 31 and Oct. 5, Menominee; and Aug. 16, Sept. 21 and Oct. 18, Escanaba.

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.

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. 14

TAILGATE PARTY. Fundraiser to benefit the M&M Area Community Foundation, held at Pullman Center, U.S. 41, Menominee. Doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner and program from 6-9. The guest speaker is former Packers player George Koonce. Includes a buffet dinner, live and silent auctions, bucket raffles, 50/50 raffle and more. People may call 906-864-3599 to purchase tickets, $45 per person or $350 for a table of eight.

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.

Sept. 26

EMPTY BOWLS FUNDRAISER. Held by Tri-City Area United Way from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Best Western Riverfront Inn, Marinette. This fundraiser raises money for area food pantries and brings awareness to not only world hunger but hunger in the community as well. Tickets are $15 and will be available at the Tri-City Area United Way.

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.