Ongoing

PAWS & TALES PROGRAM. Held by the Stephenson Public Library. Available for adults and children who want to build confidence in reading out loud. Readers choose a book and practice reading out loud to a registered therapy dog. Wednesday afternoon time slots are available and registration is required. People may contact Lara Lakari to register, or visit marinettecountylibraries.org/news/category/marinette-library/, or contact the Stephenson Public Library, 715-732-7570, for more information.

DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENINGS

Menominee County Intermediate School District will conduct Early Childhood Developmental Screenings for children from birth through age 5 (if not attending school). Screenings are held from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Menominee County Intermediate School District, 1201 41st Ave., Menominee. Arrangements can be made for children located in the Carney-Nadeau and North Central school districts.  Appointments are required.  People may call the Menominee County ISD, 906-863-5665 for next available date.

YMCA AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM: Five sites total in Menominee, Marinette and Peshtigo. Educational enrichment, activities and physical play are available. All participants must pay an enrollment fee of just $40; after that, YMCA members are free and the general public is just $3 a day or $10 a week. People may contact Joe Plautz for more information, 906-863-9983, Joe@mmymca.org.

RCCA SEASON MEMBERSHIPS FOR SALE. Available at Heritage Hearing Care, Menominee; Mattison Insurance Agency, Marinette; Peshtigo Pharmacy; and rcconcerts.com. Performances include: Anderson and Roe, piano duo; Forever Young Musical Theater from Branson; Roy and Rosemary, piano-violin; and Glenn Miller Orchestra. For more information, people may call Barb Akins 906-863 7387.

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.

YMCA GYMNASTICS/TUMBLING/NINJA CLASSES. Programs are available for boys and girls who are walking, up to 18 years old. Visit mmymca.org under “programs” for seasonal program guides. Call 906-863-9983 for questions. People may also rent the gymnastics center for parkour or cheerleading practices (ages 12-18). Minimum of five paying participants. Adult coaches attend at no cost difference. To schedule a one-two hour rental, contact Gymnastics Coordinator Brigitte Schmidt, bschmidt@mmymca.org.

YMCA SWIMMING PROGRAMS. Available for children six months and older. Class times and days vary, and are available to a variety of skill levels. Visit mmymca.org for a complete listing of swimming classes.

ZUMBA CLASSES. Held Mondays, 12:15-12:45 p.m.; Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 a.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 available

REGISTRATIONS OPEN FOR YMCA YOUTH SPORTS. Youth basketball, Lil Tot basketball, and flag football leagues are forming. People may email joe@mmymca.org for more information about dates, times and costs, or to register.

Now through Nov. 15

DANCE LESSONS. Held by the North Country Kickers Dance Club at Equity Hall, Highway 64, west of Marinette. Lessons will be held weekly on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Cost is $4 for non-club members per lesson. All ages welcome. Partners are not required. For more information, people may call Charles Bishop, 920-530-4373, or Sharllotte Swanson, 715-735-5548.

2017

Sept. 9

MODEL TRAIN SHOW/CAR SHOW/CRAFT SHOW/BANQUET. Held by the Wisconsin and Michigan Model Railroad Club of Marinette and Menominee from 9 to 3:30 p.m. at Twin County Airport, 2801 22nd St., Menominee. UP North Helicopters will offer rides for $45 per person. A car show will be held with registration from 8 to 10:30 a.m. A craft show with local crafters and food and beverages will be available, as well as a bounce slide and ball pit. DJ Russ's Golden Oldies will perform. A banquet will be held at the Elk's Lodge, 430 Bridge St., Marinette, with happy hour at 4:30 p.m. and dinner at 5:30. For more information or preregistration, people may email Scott at noisemaker383@yahoo.com, or Jay at reelcountrymusic@yahoo.com. General admission is free.

Sept. 10

HOLY REDEEMER PARISH FESTIVAL. Held by the Holy Redeemer Parish, W5541 Birch Creek Road, Menominee, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  A chicken dinner will be served from 11-1, and many other food items will be available. A bake sale from 11-3. There will also be music provided by Chuck Johnson and an adult beverage tent. Many other activities are planned.

OUTDOOR WORSHIP SERVICE. First Trinity Lutheran Church of Marinette will gather at City Park at 10 a.m. Picnic and games will follow. All are welcome. For more information, people may call the Rev. Christian Eisenbeis, 715-735-9212.

Sept. 11, 18 and 25; Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 30; Nov. 6, 13 and 27; and Dec. 4, 11

PARENT/CHILD PLAYGROUP. Held at Spies Library on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Held for children 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.

Sept. 12

WEST SHORE CHORALE TO BEGIN REHEARSALS. The West Shore Chorale under the direction of David Giebler begins rehearsals for December concerts on 6:30 p.m., in room T-117, in the Theater building at the UW Marinette campus. The concerts will focus on the theme of German Christmas music and will feature Franz Schubert’s Mass in G. Singers with previous experience are especially encouraged to join the group, and may call 920 857 7742 for more information.  News singers may try out for the West Shore Chorale at any Tuesday rehearsal at 6:30 p.m. until the end of September.

MARINETTE CHAPTER OF DUCKS UNLIMITED DINNER. Held at Little River Country Club, Shore Drive, Marinette. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner program at 7. A $270 Ducks Unlimited sponsorship includes a 2017 DU sponsorship print, a bronze sponsor pin, entry into special gun drawing and will conserve one acre of wildlife habitat. Each membership comes with a subscription to the magazine, a meal and a chance at one of many great door prizes. Cost is $50 and includes a single membership; $285 Husband Wife Sponsor package includes sponsorship and two dinner tickets; family discount, buy one ticket at $50 and additional family members residing at the same address can purchase a ticket for $25. Raffle ticket package, 55 tickets for $50 if purchased by Sept. 1. Pre-event raffle 50/50/50: The winner will receive half of the money from this raffle and $50 worth of tickets. No tickets will be sold at the door.

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. 12, 19 and 26; Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25

FALL 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 5 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.

Sept. 13

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.

Sept. 13-14

TOB AUDITIONS: “MENOMINEE RIVER MYSTERIES: THE SUMMER OF ’27” AND THE RADIO PLAY “THE WAR OF THE WORLDS.” Auditions will be held by appointment between 6:30-9 p.m. at UW-Marinette, room M-110 in the main building. Interested actors do not have to be a UW student, nor do they need to have prior experience with theatre or acting. People may email rebecca.stonethornbe@uwc.edu (preferred) or call 715-735-4300, ext. 4314 for an audition appointment, audition requirements or further information, and indicate a date and time preference which will be accommodated on a first-come basis. Rehearsals will take place in the evenings and on weekends between approximately Sept. 20-Nov. 9, for “Menominee River Mysteries,” and between Oct. 2 and Oct. 28 for “War of the Worlds.” Scripts for both shows are available on reserve in the UW-Marinette library. People may audition for either or both shows.

Sept. 13-14 and 20-21

PATH LEADERSHIP TRAINING. Offered by UPCAP in Escanaba. This training certifies people to conduct the Personal Action Towards Health (PATH) workshops in their communities along with another trained leader, under the direction of UPCAP.  PATH is a six-week small group program, which meets once a week for 2 1/2 hours. Volunteers will receive assistance with travel expenses. Registration deadline is Sept. 6.  People may contact Tonya LaFave at UPCAP, 906-217-3019 for more information or to register.  

Sept. 13, 20 and 27; Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25

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.

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. 15 and 29

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.

Sept. 16

SAVE A HEART WALK. Registration 8:30-10 a.m.; walk to start promptly at 10:15. Held at the Menominee American Legion Post 146, 818 1st St, Menominee. Registration fee is a donation. A donation of $25, will get participants a Save a Heart T-shirt (while supplies last). Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the Legion. All proceeds will be used AEDs in Marinette and Menominee counties as well as offering free CPR/AED certification for those interested. Follow Facebook page for updates: facebook.com/saveaheartmission.

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.

Sept. 18

CREATING CONFIDENT CAREGIVERS PROGRAM. For family caregivers of persons with dementia and/or memory loss. Highlighting the Savvy Caregiver training program, this program is a six-session workshop led by trained dementia care specialists. Creating Confident Caregivers is once again available in Menominee through a federal grant. There is no charge to participants. Respite care while attending the sessions may be available. For more information, people may contact UPCAP at 1-800-305-8137, dial 2-1-1 or visit www.upcap.org.

Sept. 18 through Dec. 18

PRESBYTERIAN PEANUTS. Available from the Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 1947 Riverside Ave., Marinette. One-pound bag of large peanuts for $8. Order early as schedules fill up.  To order call 715-735-3025 from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday.  

Sept. 19-Oct. 24

SPANISH 2: LET’S SPEAK SPANISH. Offered by UW-Marinette for those interested in continuing to develop and improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The non-credit class, held Tuesday and Thursday evenings at UW-Marinette, room M117, is $129 and includes all materials. Classes are held from 6-7:30 p.m. Interested participants may register at www.marinette.uwc.edu/ce, call 715-735-4300, ext. 4342 or email mnt-ce@uwc.edu.

Sept. 20; and Oct. 4 and 18

POKÉMON TRAINER CLUB

Held at the Stephenson Public Library in Marinette from 4-5 p.m. Participants may play the card version and participate in other Poké-themed activities. This program 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.

LEGO CLUB. Held from 6-7p.m., at the Stephenson Public Library, Marinette. Participants may build with the monthly theme or freestyle. This program 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.

Sept. 21

LOCAL AUTHOR TO SPEAK ABOUT BREWERY TOUR OF THE STATE. Author and Wisconsin native Matthew Janzen will speak about his recently published book, “State of Craft Beer,” at Stephenson Public Library, Marinette from 7-8 p.m. Janzen will speak about the two-year journey that went into publishing his book, including visiting more than 130 locations, taking over 30,000 photos, as well as overseeing production of the book itself — which was also 100 percent manufactured in Wisconsin. The event is free to the public.  

Sept. 21 and Oct. 18, Escanaba; and Oct. 6, 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.

Sept. 22

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.

Sept. 23

TOWN OF PESHTIGO FIRE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE. Held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Town of Peshtigo fire station, W2435 Old Peshtigo Road. The open house will include fire apparatus and equipment on display, fire extinguisher demonstrations, a Fire Safety House, kids games, a coloring contest, and special appearances by Smokey Bear and the Eagle III medical helicopter (weather permitting). Food and refreshments will be served. Kids will also have the chance to enter into a drawing to win a free ride to school during fire prevention week in a fire truck.

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. 25 and Oct. 23

GENEALOGY DISCUSSION GROUP. A new season of the group to be held at the Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, at 6 p.m. Librarian Mariel Carter will highlight some of the new local history materials in the library and talk about ways to organize, preserve, and digitize an archival collection. People may contact Carter, 715-732-7570, for more information.

Sept. 27

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB. Held at 1 p.m. at the Stephenson Public Library. The Club will discuss “A Fall of Marigolds,” by Susan Meissner. 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.

Sept. 29 

Y-WALK SOCK HOP. Held during regular Y-Walk class, 8:15-8:45 a.m. Participants are asked to get dressed up, wear fancy socks, hats, outfits, etc. Healthy snacks and punch will be served after.

Sept. 29 or Nov. 24

YMCA BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION. American Safety and Health Institute Child and Babysitting Safety Course, held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., for ages 10-21. $50 includes one course and lunch provided. Registration is open now at the welcome desk. People may contact ivys@mmymca.org for more information.

Sept. 30

SWEDISH PANCAKE SUPPER AND FALL HARVEST BAKE SALE. Held from 4:30 -6:30 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church, 1309 14th Ave., Menominee. Traditional Swedish Pancakes with lingonberries, sausage, fruit and a beverage. Requested donation of $6 per adult and $3 per child ages 5-12. Children younger than 5 eat free. A fall harvest bake sale and children's activity table will also be featured. Proceeds will support local community members who are in need. Everyone is welcome.

Oct. 2

CHOOSE YOUR OWN BOOK CLUB. Held at the Stephenson Public Library at 2 p.m. In addition to bringing reading suggestions for a book to read, Mariel Carter will ask participants about the books they are reading and books they would recommend that others read. People may contact Mariel Carter, at the library with questions, 715-732-7570.

FLORENCE MAGNUSON MARINETTE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC DINNER. Held at Little River Country Club from 5-6 p.m. Cash bar, dinner starts at 6. Meet candidates for governor.

Oct. 4

MILWAUKEE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT. Held at 7:30 p.m. at Blesch Auditorium in Menominee. Cost is $25 for adults, $10 for students in grade school through college. Tickets are available at the Marinette-Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce, Jack’s Fresh Market (all three locations), the Menominee County Library in Stephenson, and at the door.

Oct. 7

WAUSAUKEE FALL FESTIVAL. Held in Wausaukee on Highway 141, Main Street, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Event will include crafters, vendors, farmers market, free horse-drawn wagon rides, bake sales, a scavenger hunt, free face painting, refreshments and food as well as live music by Next Myle. For information about vendor participation, people may visit www.wausaukee.com for a registration form or call 715-856-5341. 

Oct. 10

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. 12

COMMON GROUND. Held at the Stephenson Public Library at 6 p.m., to practice having difficult conversations with the goal of finding common ground. Within the guidelines of civil dialogue, this discussion will focus on giving people space to have respectful, deliberative discussions about tough topics. For more information about this session, people may contact Mariel Carter at the library, 715-732-7570.

Oct. 14

PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY HILL FUNDRAISER. Public is invited to join the Parishioners of SS Joseph & Edward, Porterfield, for a spiritual pilgrimage to Holy Hill at a cost of $40 a person. Trip includes praying the Rosary, Mass with Fr. Jess and touring the grounds which are handicapped accessible. Participants are on their own for lunch at the Holy Hill Café or they can bring a bag lunch. RSVP by Sept. 24 by contacting the parish office at 715-789-2254, or Marilyn Pellshaw at 715-732-6448.

Oct. 17-18

DRUG IMPAIRMENT TRAINING FOR EDUCATIONAL PROFESSIONALS- DITEP. UW-Marinette and the Healthy Youth Coalition will host representatives from the Wisconsin Bureau of Transportation Safety to provide a DITEP training to enable education professionals to identify chemically impaired individuals and types of drugs for ensuring a safe learning environment. The two-day training will take place at Menominee County ISD Building 1201 41st Avenue Menominee, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. There is no cost to attend and all materials and lunch will be provided. Interested participants may register at www.123contactform.com/form-2856304/, call 906-863-5665, ext. 1038 or email klepserance@mc-isd.org.

Oct. 19

ANDERSON AND ROE – FOUR HANDS ONE GRAND PIANO. Presented by the River Cities Concert Association at 7 p.m., at the Blesch Auditorium, Menominee. Sponsored by Stephenson National Bank and Trust. Memberships for the upcoming season are on sale at Heritage Hearing Care Menominee, Peshtigo Pharmacy and Mattison Insurance Agency Marinette. For more information, people may call Ann Buscher, 715-735-3017, or visit rcconcerts.com

Oct. 21

OKTOBERFEST. Hosted by Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy in the high school gym, 1200 Main Street, Marinette. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner is served from 5:30 to 7:30. Tickets are available at the school offices or call 715-735-7481. Raffle tickets are $75 each and only 250 will be sold; they must be purchased in advance. Dinner tickets are $12.50 for adults and $7.50 for children 5-12, ages 4 and younger are free. A special activity area for the children will have crafts and games. The Big Board raffle will continue throughout the evening. Every 20th ticket drawn will win $100 and the grand prize is $4,000.

Oct. 25

AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB. Held at the Stephenson Public Library at 1 p.m., to discuss “Mountains Beyond Mountains,” by Tracy Kidder. Upcoming reading selections are posted on the library’s website, www.marinettecountylibraries.org. New members are always welcome. People may contact the Stephenson Public Library at 715-732-7570 or InfoSoup.org to borrow copies of the book club books.

TEEN SCENE. Teens ages 12 to 18 are invited to a Monstrous Event from 4 to 5:30 p.m., at the Stephenson Public Library. The group will watch some animé, eat some ghoulish treats, and make monstrous creations. Teen Scene 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.

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. 26

HOUR OF CODE: MINECRAFT. Students ages 8 to 12 are invited to register for a Minecraft coding event. The program will be held at the Stephenson Public Library from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., during the Marinette Early Release Day. Registration by Oct. 23 is required, as space is limited. To register, people may call the library, 715-732-7570. 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.

Oct. 27

YMCA FREAKY FRIDAY 5K RUN/WALK AND CHILDREN’S 1/2 MILE. Held at 5:30 p.m. Participants will get spooked on the route, and are invited to dress up. Participants should register for $20 by Oct. 10 at the Y to be guaranteed a shirt. People may call 906-863-9983 for more information or to register.

Oct. 28

“THE WAR OF THE WORLDS” PERFORMANCE. Held at the Herbert L. Williams Theatre as a live-action radio drama as a part of TOB’s Radio Playhouse series. More information to follow.

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. 2

OPEN HOUSE AND ELEMENTARY SHADOW DAY (PRE-REGISTRATION REQUESTED). Hosted by Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy for interested students in kindergarten through sixth grade from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., at the elementary campus, 141 S. Wood Ave., Peshtigo. Shadow days are structured to give students an opportunity to experience the classroom, meet the faculty, and allow participants the opportunity to view the school from a student’s perspective. Pre-registration is requested as lunch will be provided for all visitors. An informational open house for parents for will be held from 1 to 3. Pre-register children for a Shadow Day by calling 715-735-7481.

Nov. 4

CRAFT SHOW. Held at the First Trinity Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 920 Wells St., Marinette. To register or for more information, people may call Bonnie at 715-732-1253. Food will be available throughout the day.

Nov. 9

OPEN HOUSE AND MS/HS SHADOW DAY (PRE-REGISTRATION REQUESTED). Hosted by Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy for interested students in grades seven through 12 from 7:40 a.m. to 2:55 p.m., at the Middle and High School Campus, 1200 Main St., Marinette. Shadow days are structured to give students an opportunity to experience the classroom, meet the faculty, and allow participants the opportunity to view the school from a student’s perspective. Pre-registration is requested as lunch will be provided for all visitors. An informational open house for parents for will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Pre-register children for a Shadow Day by calling 715-735-7481.

Nov. 10-11 and 17-19

THEATRE ON THE BAY “MENOMINEE RIVER MYSTERIES” PERFORMANCE. Directed by TOB artistic director Rebecca Stone Thornberry with playwright Anthony LaMalfa assisting. More information to follow.

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.

Nov. 23

YMCA TURKEY TROT 5K RUN/WALK. Held at 8 a.m. Thanksgiving morning. A free community event to get hearts pumping before turkey dinner. People may call 906-863-9983 for more information or to register.

Dec. 1-2

HOLIDAY TOUR OF HOMES. Advance tickets ($18) will be available at the Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy school offices and the office of Holy Family Parish. Group rates are available for 10 or more. People may contact the school at 715-735-7481 for more information.

2018

Jan. 1

YMCA RESOLUTION RUN. Participants can start 2018 on the right foot. Held at 10 a.m. $20 registration with a shirt before/on Dec. 13, 2017. People may call 906-863-9983 for more information or to register.

Jan. 24

INFORMATION NIGHT WISCONSIN PARENTAL CHOICE PROGRAM. Hosted by Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the elementary school gym, 141 S. Wood Ave., Peshtigo. The WPCP can provide eligible families with an opportunity to send their student to St. Thomas Aquinas Academy tuition free. People may call the academy, 715-735-7481, with any questions.

July 28

MENEKAUNEE OLD TIMERS PICNIC. Held at noon at Red Arrow Park for anyone age 50 and older, with ties to Menekaunee. Bring own lawn chairs and beverage. Cost is $10 if paid by July 23 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, for more information.