Classes to feature market information
MENOMINEE — Free Empowering Classes continue Saturday, at 9:30 a.m., with the topic, “What do I need to know to sell at a Farmers Market.” The webinar is for everyone interested in being part of a Michigan Farmers Market. Participants can have a better understanding of the state licensing, requirement and regulation of Michigan Farmers Markets and its vendors. Information will also be offered about the food assistance programs that are available to Michigan Farmers Markets and their vendors.
All classes are held during the Menominee Historic Downtown Farmers Market which runs from 9 a.m. to noon, inside the Menominee Senior Center, 905 10th St. For more information, people may call 906-863-8718.
Civic Center to hold open skate hours
MARINETTE — The Civic Center Ice Rink announces open skate hours for the remainder of the skating season. The rink closes for the season March 19.
¦ Wednesday — 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., and 5:45 to 7:45 p.m.
¦ Thursday — 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
¦ Friday — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (no evening skating due to a hockey tournament)
¦ Saturday and Sunday — No open skating (hockey tournament)
¦ Monday — 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
¦ Tuesday — 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
¦ March 15 — 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., and 5:45 to 7:45 p.m.
¦ March 16 — 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
¦ March 17 — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 7 to 9 p.m.
¦ March 18 — 6 to 8 p.m.
¦ March 19 — 4 to 6 p.m.
Admission to the rink is $2.50 for students and $4 for adults. Skate rentals are available and cost $1 for students and $2 for adults. For more information about the rink, people may call the recreation department, 715-732-5222.
Art exhibit features 4-H, Chinese students
MENOMINEE — The March exhibit at the Spies Library celebrates the 4-H Rockin’ Arts Club. Information about all the 4-H clubs in Menominee County is also on display, as well as wreaths made by members of the Midnight Riders. The exhibit highlights activities the members have engaged in at past meetings.
The club members are part of the Michigan State University China Art Exchange and are working with Chinese International students attending the UW-Marinette. The 4H club members and students at UW-Marinette are learning how to write their names in Chinese calligraphy. They also participated in the Chinese Lunar Celebration by doing the Chinese ribbon dance.
The exhibit includes brush paintings by 5- and 6-year-old Chinese children from Shangdung Province. A reception will be held Tuesday, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., in the Spies art gallery. For more information about joining the 4-H club, people may contact Kris Havelka or Julie Simmons at
Faith Christian students place in contest
COLEMAN — Faith Christian School recently participated in the 34th annual AACS Poetry and Short Story Contest. Ethan Graetz and Tirzah Gusick each placed second for their Elementary Poetry submissions. Jean Zimmerman is their English teacher.
Rec. Dept. to host baseball camp
MARINETTE — The Marinette Recreation Department announces that Mini Marine Baseball Spring Training Camp will be held March 14-16 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., each day. Players can get a jump on the spring baseball season and work on the fundamentals of baseball with the Marinette High School Varsity Baseball team players and coaches.
The registration fee of $25 per player includes three days of instruction, and a camp T-shirt. People can preregister at the Civic Center. Phone registrations are not accepted, but more information is available by calling the recreation department, 715-732-5222.