Now through Nov. 14

NORTH COUNTY KICKERS DANCING LESSONS. Held at Equity Hall, Highway 64, west of Marinette at 7 p.m. The cost is $4 for non-club members and persons of all ages are welcome and may bring a friend, a partner or come solo. For more information, persons may call Charles Bishop at 920-530-4373, Sharllotte Swanson at 715-735-5548 or Dave Kvam at 715-735-5513.

Now through Dec. 17

PRESBYTERIAN PEANUTS. Available from the Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 1947 Riverside Ave., Marinette on Mondays. These are one pound bags of jumbo deep fried peanuts at $8 per pound. Advance orders are required. For more information and to place an order, persons may call 715-735-3025, Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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 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.

Oct. 27

WHO IS JESUS? A four-part non-denominational study will be held at Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. What did early Roman and Jewish historians say about Jesus? Participants may listen, ask questions and/or make comments. The cost is $3 for a booklet.

PUMPKIN PATCH. This is a Halloween Party Event, hosted by the Menominee Recreation Department, is for kids 4-12 years old, will be held at Spies Public Library and Swings & Things, 1st Street, Menominee, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be games, a bounce house, photo booth and cookie decorating.

4th ANNUAL FROSTY TOY RUN. The Triple C Riders’ event kicks off with a drive to collect and raise money to buy toys to be distributed throughout the year to children at Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette, Bellin Hospital in Oconto and Marinette, and HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. at Cozzy's Polaris, Marinette. The ride leaves at 11 a.m. Cost is $5 per person or an unwrapped new toy. A 50/50 raffle will be at each stop. Ride stops include: Wiseguy’s Riverside, Racers Rail, Ray Ray’s Bottoms Up and Irish Greens. There will be a $6 all-you-can-eat chicken and rib buffet at Irish Greens following the ride. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes. Pick a pig to win Half a Hog donated by Meatski’s, bucket raffles and more. For more information or to donate prizes for raffles, cash or toys contact Todd at 715-938-2485.

FALL FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER. This fundraiser, hosted by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 917 Church St., Marinette, will include its fall festival Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival includes a vendor fair with a variety of products for personal and home use. There will be a silent auction of items donated by area businesses as well as a craft and bake sale featuring items made by church members. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with sloppy joes, chili, chips and beverages. Proceeds from the fall festival will be donated to area charities and service organizations.

Oct. 28

HAWAIIAN PIG ROAST. St. Mary Parish, 171 S. Wood Ave. (behind Lee’s Foods), will hold the event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bucket and 50/50 raffles will be available. Tickets can be purchased in advance at St. Mary Parish office after all the Masses or at the door the day of the event. Cost is $12.50 for adults and $5 for children; those 4 years and younger are free.

TOB RADIO PLAYHOUSE HALLOWEEN EVENT. Held at University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Marinette campus, 750 W Bay Shore St., Sunday at 7:30-9:30 p.m. Admission is free, with donations to Theatre on the Bay gratefully accepted at the door. TOB Radio Playhouse’s one-night Halloween event will feature the classic radio scripts “Beezer’s Cellar” and “Cold Equations,” as well as an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

Oct. 29; Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26; and Dec. 3, 10, 17 
Sponsored by Menominee County ISD-Great Parents Great Start Program and Children's Trust Fund and held at the Spies Public Library, 940 1st St., Menominee, for children from birth to 5½ years old. Participants will play, socialize and eat a healthy snack.

Oct. 30

HALLOWEEN PENNY CARNIVAL. The DAR Boys & Girls Club, 901 8th Ave., Menominee, Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. Those attending may dress up and join in games, treats and more. The carnival is open to the public. For more information, people may call 906-863-9512.

Oct. 30; Nov. 6, 13; Dec. 4, 11

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME. Held at the Stephenson Public Library in Marinette at 10 a.m. for children 3 to 6 years old, their caregivers and siblings who like to listen to stories, sing songs, and make a craft to take home. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.  For more information, persons may visit the Facebook page at Stephenson Public Library; the website at under the Marinette page or call 715-732-7570.

Oct. 31


VILLAGE OF CRIVITZ TRICK OR TREAT. Held from 3 to 6 p.m. Homes that are participating should turn on a porch light.

TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN SCHOOL TRUNK OR TREAT. The event will be held in the school’s parking lot, 1501 Thomas St., Marinette, from 4 to 6 p.m. Those who want to pass out treats may use family-friendly décor to make their vehicle festive; please don’t use scary decorations. Vehicles should be in the parking lot at 3:30 p.m. to set up. For the safety of the children, the lot will close from 4 to 6 p.m. Kids will trick or treat vehicle to vehicle.

Oct. 31; Nov. 7, 14; Dec. 5, 12

ITSY BITSY STORY TIME. Held at the Stephenson Public Library in Marinette at 11 a.m. for children from birth to 3 years old, their caregivers and siblings who like to listen to stories, sing songs with interactive play to foster bonding and learning, followed by play and exploration time. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.  For more information, persons may visit the Facebook page at Stephenson Public Library; the website at under the Marinette page or call 715-732-7570.

Nov. 1

SENIOR CITIZEN’S DAY. Marinette High School Student Senate will host a Senior Citizen Day program in the WJ Jones auditorium, 2135 Pierce Ave., Marinette, 9 a.m. to noon. The choir and band will perform, bingo will be played and lunch will be served.  Admission is free. Parking will be available. 

22nd ANNUAL HUNTING AND SPORTS DINNER. Sponsored by the Marinette Lions Club, the event will be held at Little River Country Club. Shrimp cocktails, prize viewing and table raffles start at 5 p.m. A dinner of tenderloin tips and chicken will be served at 7 p.m. Dinner tickets are $50. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets purchased before Oct. 15 will be entered in a drawing for a Champion Generator. To purchase tickets, people may call Terry Girard, 715-732-0918; or Kent Kostelecky, 715-923-5180.

Nov. 1- 3

FRIENDS OF SPIES PUBLIC LIBRARY USED BOOK SALE. Held at Spies Library, 940 1st St., Menominee, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, people may call Cheryl Hoffman, 906-863-2900.

Nov. 2, Dec. 7, Jan. 4, 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.

Nov. 3

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SALAD LUNCHEON AND BAKE SALE. Held at Precious Blood Church, S 304 Bluff St., Stephenson. The bake sale will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and the salad luncheon from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

RANGER CITY RIDERS SPORTSMAN’S RAFFLE. Beverages, meat and mini raffles start at 3 p.m., food will be served at 4 p.m. and raffles will be held at 7 p.m. Raffle prizes will include: Polaris 500 Ranger Sportsman Side-by-Side, $500 Anderson Jewelers gift card, 55-inch flat screen smart Ruku TV. Tickets are $20 per ticket or three tickets for $50. Only 1400 tickets will be sold. The Ranger City Riders is a family-oriented snowmobile/ATV/UTV club located in Amberg. The club manages and maintains 68 miles of trails in and around the Amberg/Wausaukee area.

SCIENCE FEST. Held at Stephenson Public Library, from 1-3 p.m. Partnering with organizations and volunteers from around the community, the event will feature demonstrations, hands-on experiments, and education to help (re)discover the fun in science. This event will have activities all around the library for children, teens, and adults. For more information, people may call Mariel Carter, 715-732-7570.

VFW GUN SHOW. The Crivitz VFW Post 2063 will host its last gun show of the year Saturday at the Crivitz Village Hall, 800 Henriette Ave., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $4 (age 12 and older). Dealer set up is 7-8 a.m. For information about table rental, people may call Larry Lundberg at 715-854-2672.

BENEFIT FOR EASTON ANDERSON. Under the Lights Entertainment presents Live Pro Wrestling in St. Mary's Parish Gym, 171 South Wood Ave., Peshtigo, 5 to 9 p.m. This benefit event is to help the family of 2-year-old Easton Anderson, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in June. The benefit will include live pro wrestling, a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction. Embers 1871 Restaurant will sell food and drinks at the benefit. People may also purchase Team Easton items. Tickets are available at local businesses including, the George Webb/Eagle Express Truck Stop in Peshtigo, Embers 1871, and Jack's Fresh Market. General admission is $7 in advance and $10 at the door; and ringside seats are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information, people may visit

3rd ANNUAL SCIENCE FEST EGG DROP. Thanks to Panske Tree Service, the annual egg drop will take place in conjunction with the Science Fest Saturday, 1 to 3:30 p.m., at the Stephenson Public Library, Marinette. A station will be set up for building during the Science Fest or people may prebuild at home and get your egg loaded at the library. All entries must be completed and registered by 2:45 that day. For more information, people may visit the library website at or the library prior to the day of the event.

CRAFT/VENDOR SHOW. Held at the First Trinity Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 920 Wells St., Marinette, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be many handmade items such as rugs, blankets, scarves, aprons, linens, towels, quilts, country and holiday items and decorations made of wood and glass as well as bird feeders, jewelry, pillows, food, beverages and a variety of other items. Vendors such as Pampered Chef, Lemon Grass Spa Products, do Terra Essential Oils, and Thrifty one gifts will also be displaying their goods. Brats, walking tacos, nachos, veggies and dip, desserts and beverages will be available throughout the day.

Nov. 5

RETIREMENT ACCUMULATION WORKSHOP. Held at the Stephenson Public Library in Marinette with doors opening at 5:30 and the event beginning at 6 p.m. Alan DeWitt of Thrivent Financial will address questions about planning for retirement, including "How much should I save?" and "What types of accounts should I have?” Be confident in what you're saving for retirement when you learn how to build a strong and adaptable financial strategy. Come early to eat and meet Alan. For more information and to register, persons may call the library at 715-732-7570.

Nov. 6

ANNUAL ELECTION DAY SPAGHETTI SUPPER/RAFFLE/BAKE SALE. Held at Peace United Church of Christ, 933 Elizabeth Ave, Marinette, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. The All-You-Can-Eat supper includes made-from-scratch vegetarian and meat sauce, a salad bar, dessert and a beverage at a cost of $7 per person and $3 for children younger than 12. Take out is available at 50 cents extra. There will be a raffle drawing at 6 p.m. and tickets can be purchased from church members. For more information, persons may call 715-735-7642.

Nov. 6 through Dec. 11

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE – INTERMEDIATE. Held in room M-109 at UW- Marinette, Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m.  The cost is $89. This American Sign Language course is open to those who have basic American Sign Language knowledge. Participants will learn to communicate about food, clothing, continue their knowledge of ASL sentence structure, build on concepts from Basic Sign Language – Beginners’ class, and will emphasize conversations. Participants are required to purchase The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Conversational Sign Language Illustrated. For more information and to register, persons may visit or call 920-465-2642.

Nov. 7

SHOWING OF ‘THE RIPPLE EFFECT.’ The movie will be showed for free at the Phoenix Theater, 2727 Cahill Road, Marinette, 6 to 7:45 p.m. This movie, hosted by Communities that Care of Marinette and Menominee Counties, an affiliate of the Tri-City Area United Way and Healthy Youth Coalition, will be shown to raise awareness on mental health and suicide prevention. The film chronicles the story of Kevin Hines as well as featuring suicide prevention experts and shines light on people who are using personal experiences with suicide to help others find the hope they need to stay alive.

SAFE BANKING FOR SENIORS. Held at Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, from 10-11 a.m. Ellen Landenberger from Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust will address protecting senior citizens against financial abuse. This session will be geared toward seniors and anyone who cares for an aging adult. For more information, people may call Mariel Carter, 715-732-7570.

Nov. 8

HOLIDAY AUCTION. The event, sponsored by the Crivitz Area Women’s Club (CAWC), will be held at St. Mary Church Hall, Crivitz, at 4:30 p.m. Auction begins at 6 p.m. Women are welcome and do not need to be a CAWC member. No cost for admission. Desserts and appetizers will be offered. The event features live and silent auctions, raffles, Share the Wealth and Naughty or Nice. Yoap and Yoap Auctioneers will call the live auction starting at 6 p.m. Doors open at 4:30. Admission and refreshments are free. Women only. All proceeds are given back to the community. For more information, people may call Diane at 262-442-3505.

Nov. 9

VETERAN’S DAY PROGRAM. Crivitz American Legion Netzel-Zenz Post 413 at Crivitz Middle School gym, with Jeff Mursau speaking. The National Anthem and all service songs will be played by the Crivitz Middle School Band under the direction of Brian Kopfhammer. The Crivitz Legion Post 413 and VFW Post 2063 will present and retire the colors. All veterans, their spouses, auxiliary members and the public are asked to meet in the cafeteria of the middle school at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and cookies with the program in the gym starting at 10. Veterans are asked to wear their Legion or VFW cap. After the program, veterans, spouses and auxiliary members are invited to the Legion Clubhouse, 251 N U.S. 141, Crivitz, across from the Piggly Wiggly, for chili and special treats. For more information, people may call Commander Mark Crowley at 715-938-4935.   

Nov. 9-11, 16-18

‘EURYDICE’ BY SARAH RUHL. Held at University of Wisconsin Green Bay-Marinette Campus, in the Herbert L. Williams Theatre, 750 W Bay Shore St., Marinette, Fridays and Saturdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Admission is $14. Eurydice is a contemporary take on the Orpheus myth from Eurydice's perspective. Eurydice dies tragically on her wedding day and journeys to the underworld. After a dip into the river Styx erases most of her memory, she struggles to piece together her past and reconnect with her dead father even as Orpheus works desperately to find a way to help her escape the advances of the Lord of the Underworld. Sarah Ruhl’s treatment of this story is a touching and funny exploration of memory, loss, and love.

Nov. 10

BE A BLESSING COOKIE WALK/BAKE SALE. Held at Zion Lutheran Church, 231 S Ellis Ave., Peshtigo, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All proceeds will be used to help families in need in the community this Christmas season.

NORTHLAND VILLAGE CRAFT AND BAKE SALE AND USED PUZZLE SALE. Held Northland Village, 1025 Pine Beach Road, from 8 a.m. to noon. Handmade items, holiday gifts, homemade baked goods, used puzzles and raffle baskets will be available. Proceeds from the bake sale, puzzle sale and raffle baskets will go to the Northland Village resident fund.

PESHTIGO WOMENS CLUB FALL CRAFT SALE. Held at the Peshtigo High School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a variety of original, hand crafted creations for everyone. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation for free admission or pay $2 at the door. Concessions and a bake sale will also be available. For more information and for crafters who would like to participate, persons may email

Nov. 15

TRI CITY AREA: A FUTURE STORY. The event, sponsored by St. Vincent de Paul, will be held at NWTC, Marinette, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Participants will explore what it will take for the community to change a system that forces people off a financial cliff when they reach a certain threshold of success. Participants may obtain tools for working with community partners to bring about systemic change and find ways to journey with and support people who are committed to getting to sustainability. Lunch will be provided. To register, people may email or call 715-735-6956.

NICK VIETH IN CONCERT. Held at Spies Public Library, 940 1st St., Menominee, 6 to 7 p.m.

Nov. 16

WARM UP AND WINE DOWN WITH PROJECT GIVE. Held at the Forgotten Fire Winery, N2393 Schacht Road, Marinette, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Over the years, Project Give has received an overwhelming number of requests from local families in need of winter apparel. Once again, they are teaming up with Forgotten Fire Winery for a ladies night with wine, food and giveaways all while helping to spread the warmth. Those who bring a hat, mittens or scarf to donate to Project Give's Tree of Light will receive a wine discount or gift. Tickets are $10 (only 100 tickets available). Those attending must be 21 or older. People may sign up at

BAMC VOLUNTEER SERVICES HOLIDAY BAZAAR/RAFFLE. Held in the new BAMC Center Lobby, 3003 University Drive, Marinette from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items available will include bakery, cookies, needlework, crafts. Several vendors will be on site. Raffle tickets are available in the hospital gift shop for $1 each or six for $5. Prizes include Lloyd Flanders chair, Packer tickets, a handmade quilt and many other items. Proceeds from the event helps fund the annual wish list for the hospital.

Nov. 16 and 17

OLD WORLD CHRISTMAS MARKET. Held in conjunction with City of Menominee and the Menominee Downtown Business Association at Great Lakes Menominee Marina Park, Downtown Menominee, Nov. 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will

crafts vendors, food, music, holiday sights and sounds.

Nov. 22

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER. Northwood’s Apostolic Church will host its Community Thanksgiving Day dinner. The dinner will take place from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Crivitz Village Hall, 800 Henriette Ave., Crivitz. The meal will consist of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, stuffing, sweet potatoes and pie. Beverages will also be available. Delivery will be available to the local area. For more information or to volunteer, people may call Jessica, the event coordinator, at 715-938-4934.

Nov. 26 and Dec. 17

GENEALOGY DISCUSSION GROUP. Held at the Stephenson Public Library in Marinette at 6 p.m. Local genealogists are invited to keep up with their research, learn about new resources, and meet other local genealogists. This session will be the last regular meeting of the Genealogy Discussion Group for the season. Members will talk about resources and other researching knowledge learned from attending genealogy workshops around the state. For more information, people may call Mariel at 715-732-7570.

Nov. 28 and Dec. 19

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB. Held at the Stephenson Public Library at 1 p.m. to discuss the selected book of the month. Upcoming reading selections are posted on the library’s website: New members are always welcome to join the discussion. For more information, for the selection of the month and to borrow copies of the book club books, persons may call the library at 715-732-7570 or visit

Dec. 1

CHRISTMAS IN MARINETTE. The City of Marinette will offer a day of activities throughout the community from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Marinette Middle School will hold its annual craft show; Stephenson Public Library will have Santa and activities; the Marinette Welcome Center will have pictures with the Grinch, cookies, popcorn and more; Marinette Fire Department will hold its annual open house; and the Christmas parade will be held on Main Street at noon; and a tree-lighting ceremony at Stephenson Island will conclude the day.

Dec. 2

CHRISTMAS COOKIE SALE AND PANCAKE AND PORKIE BREAKFAST. Hosted by St. Mary’s Parish and held in the gym, 171 S Wood Ave., Peshtigo from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Attendees will be able to purchase pre-plated and assortment Christmas cookies. Empty containers are provided and priced according to size. Those attending may also have a breakfast of pancakes, French toast, sausage links, bars and cookies, coffee, milk and orange juice at a cost of $6 per person and free for children younger than 5 years. For more information, persons may call 715-582-3876 or visit

Dec. 4


Held at the Harmony Arboretum Demonstration Gardens from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Introduction to starts, constellations, star lore and other space-related topics which includes a stargazing tour.  Dress for the weather, hot beverages will be provided. If inclement weather or mostly overcast the event will be cancelled. For more information, persons may call 715-732-7510 or toll-free at 877-884-4408.

Dec. 7

HOLIDAY CHARITY GALA. Held at Riverside Golf Club, 3459 14th Ave., Menominee, at 5:30 p.m., and benefits the Twin Counties Free Clinic and the Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Educational Scholarships. Dashing Thru the Snow is the theme. There will be a silent and live auctions with Nellie Beland as the auctioneer. People may call 715-735-6681 for more information.

Dec. 8

DA SANTA SPEEDO RUN. The 5K run/walk will start at River Cities Community Pool, 1125 University Drive, Marinette. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with the race starting at 10 a.m. The $25 registration fee includes office Da Santa Speedo T-shirt and a photo opportunity with Santa. Participants are urged to wear their best holiday attire. Awards will be given for best dressed male and female and fastest times male and female.


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. 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. 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.

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.


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, 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. An evening meal mission 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 Beaver/Porterfield Lutheran group, St. Vincent de Paul, Faith 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 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,

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 for a complete listing of swimming classes.

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://

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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 for full class schedule. For more information, persons may call 715-735-0585.