Through winter

SNOW TREK/FREE SNOWSHOE RENTAL PROGRAM. Snow Trek is a free Snowshoe Rental Program for anyone who would like to try this winter activity. Snowshoes for both adults and children can be rented at Moraska Saw & Supply in Powers or the Marinette-Menominee YMCA in Menominee during normal business hours.  For more information about Snow Trek, people may call 906-789-8110, visit Public Health’s website, www.phdm.org, or stop by one of the checkout locations.

Now through May 1

RIVER CITIES CONCERT ASSOCIATION SEASON MEMBERSHIPS ON SALE. Available at Heritage Hearing Care Menominee MI, Mattison Insurance Agency Marinette, Peshtigo Pharmacy, and online at rcconcerts.com. The 2018-2019 lineup is now available on the website. For more information, persons may call Ann Buscher at 715-735-3017.

Now through May 16

JOLLY TIMES GAME DAY. Family Room at Zion Lutheran Church, 2714 James St. (north entrance), Marinette, the first and third Thursday each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Games played have been pinochle, hand and foot, smear, cribbage, sheepshead, farkle, and Mexican train dominoes. Open to the public. No experience necessary. For more information, persons may call Sharon at 715-735-5577.

Now through May 24

DAR BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB – AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM. Registration is available at $20 per school year. There will be gym activities, homework help, arts and crafts, HAM Radio, social recreation, a free meal daily and more. The club is also open on no school days and early release days at no additional fee. For more information, persons may call 906-863-9512.

Now through Jan. 31

JOB CENTER OF WISCONSIN WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES. Held at the Job Center of Wisconsin, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Jan. 5

WIMI BORDER BATTLE. Held at the Marinette Middle School. Dual format with five total duals: three In-State Duals; two Border Battle Dual with part of the proceeds to benefit a local charity.
Jan. 8

SUPPLEMENTAL HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING. This counseling session is offered as a public service and held at the Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce office by appointment only. This service is available to both Wisconsin and Michigan senior citizens. The sessions are on an individual basis and last approximately 30 minutes. Appointments can be made by calling the chamber office at 715-735-6681.

Jan. 8, April 2, Sept. 10

TRI-COUNTY DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES. The Tri-County Dog Training Academy classes will be held at the Marinette Armory, 2000 Mary St., Marinette. Advanced registration is suggested as classes are limited. Orientation will take place at 7 p.m., with preregistration starting at 6:30. Dogs do not attend orientation night. The group offers Puppy, Beginner and Advanced levels.  For more information and an enrollment form people may call 906-792-5989 or visit us at www.tricountydogtraining.org. People may also find the group on Facebook.

Jan. 17

PIANIST, KELLY MCGUIRE AND COMPANY. Will perform at the Spies Public Library, 940 1st St., Menominee, at 6 p.m.  This is a free program open to the public.

Jan. 19

WINTER BREWS. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Little River Golf Club, Marinette. Sample over 30 flavors of wine and beer at the Rotary Club of Marinette-Menominee's annual Winter Brews event. Event includes games and the chance to win a big screen TV. Proceeds to benefit the Marinette Rescue Squad and Marinette-Menominee YMCA.

SPORTSMEN’S CLUB ICE FISHING DERBY. White Potato Lake Sportsman’s Club will hold the event at Wouter’s Front II, 13127 S White Potato Lake Road, Pound. Registration will be held 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. More than 25 prizes will be handed out, with drawings every hour starting at 4 p.m. Eighteen prizes will be awarded for largest fish categories. Door prizes, raffles, food, music and refreshments will be available. People may purchase tickets in advance at Wouter’s Front II starting at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18. Those attending should take Highway 64 west from U.S. 141 to Parkway Road, then north on Parkway Road about 2 miles. For more information, people may call Jim at 920-897-4162.
Jan. 20

PINKVITATIONAL HOME GYMNASTIC MEET. Marinette-Menominee YMCA, Menominee, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Over 250 girls compete at the YMCA in one day. Girls Levels 1- 9 and Excel. The public is invited to “pinkout” the YMCA and support the Gliders’ team. Admission: $2/adults and $1 for students.  Admission is free for individuals enrolled in a current gymnastics class. No open gym: Jan. 18.

Jan. 26

DA YOOPER WINTERFEST. This event includes Da Yooper Pooper Toilet Trot Races, Da Yooper Plunge and Da Chill-y contest. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Da Yooper Pooper Toilet Trot Races begin at 10 a.m.; Da Yooper Plunge begins at noon; Da Chill-y contest begins at 1 p.m., with Da Yooper Event Awards at 2:30 p.m.

Feb. 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7

FREE EARLY DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENINGS. Menominee County Intermediate School District will conduct Early Childhood Developmental Screenings for Michigan 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. Screening information for older individuals, ages 6 through 26, may be obtained from the child’s principal or by contacting the Menominee County ISD Director of Special Education at 906-863-5665, ext. 1012.

Feb. 7

CPR/AED TRAINING AT THE YMCA. Held at the YMCA from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Those attending will recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac and breathing emergencies. The courses in this program teach skills that participants need to know to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive.

Feb. 9

YMCA FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE. Held at the YMCA from 6 to 8 p.m. will include dancing, snacks, beverages and prizes. Photos by Gregory’s Photography will be held at 5:30 p.m. Music will be provided by Fivestar DJ-Photo Booth by Party Rock Entertainment. Cost per family is $20 for members and $30 for members. Those attending are urged to bring their little girl for a night out at the Y. Those attending may take pictures in the photo booth and try to win a raffle prize. Tickets will go on sale Jan. 1 and will be available until the night of the dance.

Feb. 16

CANDLELIGHT SKI AND HIKE. Held at the Governor Thompson State Park Woods Lake Shelter, N10008 Paust Lane, Crivitz, from 6 to 9 pm. There will be a one-mile loop ski trail groomed for classic and skate skiing for skiers and hikers will have a separate one-mile loop hiking trail (dogs permitted). There will be original ice sculptures on display and warming fires and hot chocolate will be provided. For more information, persons may call 715-757-3979.

March 3

HOMEMADE CHICKEN DINNER. Presented by Holy Spirit Catholic Church, held at St. John Paul II Catholic Academy (2701 17th St.). Homemade chicken dinner with all the fixings served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; festivities end at 2 p.m.  Dinner plates: $10 for those 13 and older; $5 for youth 6 to 12; free for children 5 and younger.  Dessert and beverages included.  Fun, exciting activities include 50-50 paddles, children's games, bucket raffles, DJ music by John Corry. big cash raffle drawing at 1:30 p.m.; prizes: 1st place, $1,000; 2nd place, $500; 3rd place, $250 and more. Only 500 tickets available for $20 each. Tickets available at Holy Spirit Church before and after Masses beginning Jan. 5 thru Feb. 18 (1016 10th Avenue; corner of 10th Street and 10th Avenue).  Office hours:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon or call 906 863-5239.

May 2

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER. Held at the Crivitz Veterans Park at 6:30 p.m. to pray for the state and nation.

July 27

MENEKAUNEE OLD TIMERS PICNIC. Held at noon at Red Arrow Park for anyone age 50 and older with ties to Menekaunee. Those attending should bring lawn chairs and beverages. Cost is $10 if paid by July 22; or $15 if paid after. 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.

Sept. 28

MARINETTE YOUTH BASEBALL FUN NIGHT. This event, the biggest fundraiser for the Marinette Youth Baseball and Softball, Little River Country Club, N2235 Shore Drive, Marinette, from 6 to 10 p.m. MYBI has one major fundraiser held each fall at Little River Country Club in Marinette, starting at 6 p.m. Sept. 20. The MYBI will sell 500 raffle tickets throughout the area promoting the fundraiser event. Each ticket allows two adults in the doors and food and beverages are included. The group anticipates a large crowd again this year at this annual event.

Ongoing

MAAC LIGHTHOUSE ART CHALLENGE. This challenge is open to all artists who may work in any medium to showcase the North Pier Lighthouse or a lighthouse theme. Artists may pick up an entry application at the Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, or Spies Public Library, Menominee, or download at menomineeareaartscouncil.com after Jan. 1. Applications can then be mailed to: MAAC, P.O. Box 1221, Menominee, MI, 49858, by Feb. 1. The artworks will be on display June and July at commercial locations. Silent auction profits will be split 50/50 with the artist and the MAAC Scholarship Fund.

PLAZA ACE ROUND UP STEP UP PROGRAM. Round up your purchase at Plaza Ace Hardware in Menominee, allowing the spare change to help the M&M Area Community Foundation's Philanthropy Fund and you. Ask Plaza Ace to STEP-UP by donating 2 percent of purchases to The Salvation Army or one of the other three non-profits organizations of choice. The funds will be used to purchase toilet paper, building maintenance supplies, paint, craft items, ice melt, and other regularly used supplies as well as at the recently opened Youth Center to allow the maintenance of the program without charging the families.

FREE TOP TEN EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS WORKSHOP. 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. Class will be held Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. For reservations, people may call the Job Center, 715-732-7854 or 715-732-7756

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.

LEARN HOW TO BORROW 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. This is an ongoing evening meal program that is held Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Pierce Avenue and University Drive, Marinette. This meal program serves a variety of hot meals and includes a food pantry. Volunteers design menus and prepare meals including: Green salads, main dishes and desserts, all from scratch. There are now eight local sponsored groups: Beaver America Lutheran, Porterfield Lutheran, Community Covenant Church, St. Paul Episcopal Church, St. Joseph Conference, the Christian Motorcycle Association, Our Savior's Women's Groups and Our Savior's Youth Group. Groups interested in joining this program, volunteers and food donations are welcome. For more information, people may begin by calling Our Savior’s Office 715-735-3101.

SILVER SNEAKERS/FLEX STRENGTH AND BALANCE CLASSES. Held at Northland Lutheran Home 1025 Pine Beach Road, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 10:45 am. Classes help persons become stronger, improve balance, and decrease the risk of falling. Classes also held in Peshtigo. For more information, persons may call Kristine at 814-397-4769 (Marinette).

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.

MARINETTE SENIOR CENTER OFFERINGS/INFORMATION. Individuals 50 or older qualify to become a member of the Marinette Senior Center. Yearly membership is $5 per person or $9 a couple. The center offers a variety of activities, exercise opportunities, crafts, and monthly newsletter. Marinette County also prepares and services meals Monday through Friday on site at a reasonable cost. For more information or to rent the Marinette Senior Center for an event, people may call 715-732-1280 or email seniorcenter@marinette.wi.us.

RCCP SWIM LESSONS. Held at the River Cities Community Pool for children 6 months and older.  Persons may visit the website www.rivercitiespool.org for days and times. All instructors are Red Cross WSI certified. For more information, persons may call 715-735-0585.

RCCP INSANITY LIVE CLASSES. Held at River Cities Community Pool inside the UW-Marinette Fieldhouse gym, Mondays at 6 a.m.  Classes are free to members of RCCP and $5 for non-members and are suitable for all fitness levels.  For more information, persons may call 715-735-0585.

RCCP CARDIO STIX CLASS. Held at River Cities Community Pool inside the UW Marinette Fieldhouse gym, Thursdays at 6 a.m.  Classes are free to members of RCCP and $5 for non-members. This is a drum stick workout class suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. For more information, persons may call 715-735-0585.

RCCP LAND YOGA CLASSES. Held at River Cities Community Pool inside the UW Marinette Fieldhouse gym, Tuesdays and Fridays at 6 a.m.  Classes are free to members of RCCP and $5 for non-members.  For more information, persons may call 715-735-0585.

RCCP AQUATIC EXERCISE CLASSES. Held at River Cities Community Pool, 1125 University Drive, Marinette, 6 days a week. Class type and times vary so persons may visit rivercitiespool.org for full class schedule. For more information, persons may call 715-735-0585.