Now through Feb. 28

2019 MMYSA SOCCER REGISTRATION. Children age 4-18 as of July 31, 2019, are eligible to participate. Cost is $60. Financial aid is available. People may complete registration online or during a walk-in registration day at Marinette High School Library, 2135 Pierce Ave., Marinette, Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon when cash or checks will be accepted.

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

Now through March 18

24th ANNUAL SPRING GARDEN CONFERENCE REGISTRATION. Sponsored by Northern Lights Master Gardeners Association and UW Extension-Marinette County, will be held at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, 750 West Bay Shore St., Marinette, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The full day garden conference will be held March 30 will include two keynote speakers, three educational sessions/workshops, morning refreshments and lunch displays, and sales tables. Brochures are available at Marinette County libraries and select businesses and online at https://marinette.extension.wisc.edu. People need to be registered by March 18.

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 April 24

NORTH COUNTRY KICKERS DANCE LESSONS. Held at Equity Hall, Highway 64, west of Marinette, Wednesday nights. Beginners and people who are new to country dancing will come at 6 p.m. to learn the featured dance of the night, country dance basics and dance floor adequate. Open floor dancing will start at 6:30 p.m., followed by the featured dance lesson of the night at 7 p.m. There is a $4 fee for non-club members per lesson, which includes a dance lesson and a couple hours of dancing. Those attending may come solo, bring a friend or a partner. Dancing is for all ages. For more information, people may call Charles Bishop at 920-530-4373, Shar Swanson at 715-735-5548 or Dave Kvam at 715-735-5513.

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.

Feb. 23

YMCA KICK OFF FOR KIDS RAFFLE. Held Pullman House, N2190 U.S. 41, Menominee, MI, 49858, from 6 to 10 p.m. For $20, two adults can eat and drink. Raffle prizes will also be available. Just purchasing a ticket will provide funding to the YMCA. People do not need to be present to win. For more information, people may visit http://mmymca.org/ or call the Y at 906-863-9983.

MENOMINEE ANIMAL SHELTER RUMMAGE SALE. The event will be held Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.at the Abundant Life Church, 1406 10th Ave., Menominee. There will be many items available for sale.

MARINETTE YOUTH BASEBALL/SOFTBALL REGISTRATION. Held at Community REC Center community room, 2501 Pierce Ave., Marinette, Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon. The youth registration is for any boys and girls participating in baseball and softball for Marinette between the ages of 4-16 and costs $40. For more information, people may visit mybi.org or call 715-732-6399.

Feb. 25, March 18, April 22

GENEALOGY DISCUSSION GROUP. Held at the Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, 6 p.m. The group talks about genealogy-related topics. The Genealogy Discussion Group is open to anyone interested in researching family history. Each month, a member of the group shares research tips or resources to help other researchers conduct their own research at home. For more information, people may call Mariel at 715-732-7570.

Feb. 25-April 25

YMCA KINDER KICKS INDOOR SOCCER. Held at the Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA, 1600 West Drive, Menominee, Mondays 5 to 5:30 p.m. This program, for boys and girls ages 3 to 4, is offered to nurture preschoolers’ skills by working on the basics and working towards a structured sports environment, while working on listening skills and following direction. Registration includes a T-shirt, and will be available Feb. 11 for members and Feb. 18 for the general public. For more information, people may contact Terri Florek at tflorek@mmymca.org or 906-863-9983.

Feb. 26

STAA’S PEEKING INTO PRESCHOOL. Held at Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy, elementary campus, 141 S. Wood Ave., Peshtigo, 1 to 3 p.m. The visit is for interested families to drop in and explore the classroom in action.

THE SERENE HEART. Held at River Cities Pool, 1125 University Drive, Marinette, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This class promotes heart health through yoga. People may join local Bellin providers Olena Weidemeier, NP, and Dr. Karen Eldevick for an informative talk on the effects of stress on the heart. Those attending will learn what to do to lower stress and anxiety before hitting the pool for water yoga workout. Those attending must be a Bellin for Women member and must register by visiting https://www.bellin.org/calendar/event/84659 or calling 920-445-7373 or 888-758-7373. Those who aren’t a Bellin for Women member may register for free at www.BellinForWomen.com

Feb. 27

GENEALOGY DISCUSSION GROUP. Held at the Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, from 5 to 7 p.m. The group talks about genealogy-related topics. Paula Huff will explain the basics of DNA and how genealogists can use DNA databases to help make connections along biological family lines. Local genealogists of all experience levels are welcome to attend. For more information, people may call Mariel at 715-732-7570.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB. Held at Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, from 1 to 2 p.m. The group will talk about “Us Against You” by Fredrik Backman. People may borrow a copy of the book using the library’s website, www.infosoup.org. New members are welcome to join the conversation.

Feb. 27, March 6, 13, 20, April 3, 10, 17, 24

ITSY BITSY STORY TIME. Held at Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, from 11 to 11:45 a.m. The program is for ages birth to 3 with a parent or caregiver. The group will play, sing, read and rhyme in ways that foster bonding and learning. For more information, people may call 715-732-7570.

Feb. 28

ART CONTEST. Heritage Hearing Care is sponsoring a youth art contest through February and March. The young artists will be featured in art gallery and in their 2020 calendar. Participants are to draw their favorite sounds with their choice of medium and art style. The two rules are the art must be original and only done by the artist. The due date is Feb. 28 and they must have the entry form, which can be picked up at the Heritage Hearing Care Center. The contest is separated into age groups: Kindergarten through 2nd grade; 3rd through 5th; 6th through 8th; and 9th through 12th. Prizes for first through third will be awarded for each group. The prizes are $50 for first place, $35 for second place and $20 for third place. Judging will be March 1 to 14 and the winner will be announced March 15 on Facebook Live. Participants can bring their finished art to their school office or at Heritage Hearing Care, 705 10th Ave. People may call 906-864-2945 for more information. 

LIGHTHOUSE ART CHALLENGE APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED. Lighthouses are available at the Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, and the Spies Public Library, Menominee. The deadline for entering the contest has been extended. For more information, people may visit menomineeareaartscouncil.com.

FRESHMAN INFO NIGHT. Held at Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy, high school campus, 1200 Main St., Marinette, 6:30 p.m. All are invited to an information night for incoming freshmen in the high school library. There will be an opportunity to meet teachers, coaches and administration, a question and answer session and information on financial aid. For more information, people may call 715-735-7481.

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.

March 1-31

LEOWSTRONG BODY OF IRON. Held at the Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA, 1600 West Drive, Menominee. Honoring Dr. Leow, participants may complete this triathlon at their own pace in one month, which includes a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run/walk. Participants should register by March 3. It is $50 for members, $100 for the general public (which includes use of the Y); and virtual for $50 (which does not include the use of the Y). Each registration includes a 1/4 zip long-sleeved shirt and the first 50 to register receive a Leowstrong swim cap. People may register online at www.mmymca.org under events or download a brochure under the same tab and fill out the form. For more information, people may call 906-863-9983.

March 3

HOMEMADE CHICKEN DINNER/MARDI GRAS SUNDAY. 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.

March 4-28

PORTRAIT QUILTS ON DISPLAY. Portrait quilts by Laurie Ceesay Landree will be on display at the Spies Public Library Gallery, Menominee, during March. No artist reception will be held.

March 5

SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER. Held at the Harmony United Methodist Church, County Trunk DD, Peshtigo, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The all-you-can-eat pancake feast includes syrup, apple sauce, bacon, sausage, fresh fruit and beverage. People can travel north on DD at Harmony Corners. A free offering will be taken.

STAA ELEMENTARY SHADOW DAY. Held at Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy, elementary campus, 141 Wood Ave., Peshtigo, from 7:55 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Visiting students, PreK to grade 4, will be paired with a host in the student’s current grade and spend the day engaging in academics, activities and classes with them. Those attending may preregister by calling 715-735-7481.

March 5, 12, 19, 26

AMATEUR RADIO LICENSE CLASS. Sponsored by the M&M Amateur Radio Club, the class will be held at the Stephenson Public Library, Community Room, 6 to 8:30 p.m. There is no charge for the class, but a $15 fee is required to take the FCC exam. Those who are interested may fill out a form online at W8PIF.com or call Doug at 906-863-2492 or Ed at 906-863-3477 to register.

March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME. Held at Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, from 10 to 11 a.m. The program is for ages 3 to 6 with a parent of caregiver; siblings are welcome. The group will read stories, share rhymes and songs and explore learning through crafts, discovery tables and more. For more information, people may visit the library’s events page on Facebook or on the library’s website, marinettecountylibraries.org/marinette.

March 6, 27, April 3, 24

GENEALOGY HELP SESSION. Held at the Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, from 5 to 7 p.m. Those who need help starting genealogy research or are stuck may meet with a member of the Marinette & Menominee Area Genealogy Group during this open session for personalized assistance. For more information, people may call 715-732-7570.

March 6 and April 3

LEGO CLUB. Held at Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, from 4 to 6 p.m. School-age children and their family and friends are invited to build with LEGOs at the library. Those attending can build based on the monthly theme or freestyle. For more information, people may visit http://www.marinettecountylibraries.org/marinette or call 715-732-7570.

March 7 and April 4

YMCA CPR AED TRAINING. Held at the Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA, 1600 West Drive, Menominee, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The purpose of the CPR/AED program is to help participants 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 and take over.  Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) training meets the needs of workplace responders, school staff, professional responders and healthcare providers and the general public. The class is $25. For more information, people may contact Ivy Sutek at ivys@mmymca.org or 906-863-9983.

March 8 and April 5

WINTER WIGGLES DANCE PARTY. Held at Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, from 1 to 1:45 p.m. The event is for ages birth to 6 years old with their parent or caregiver. Those attending are urged to dance and move winter wiggles away. For more information, people may visit http://www.marinettecountylibraries.org/marinette or call 715-732-7570.

March 10, 17 and 24

LENTEN CARD PARTIES. Held by the Women of Faith of St. Mary Parish, Peshtigo, in the school's gym.  Doors will open at 12:30 p.m., and playing will begin at 1. Smear and Pinochle will be played with $25 weekly prizes and $50 grand prize after the third series. 50/50 tickets will also be sold. Lunch will be served. Admission is $5 at the door. The public is invited.

March 8-9

TRI-COMMUNITY RUMMAGE SALE. The two-day rummage sale will be held at Ss. Joseph and Edward Church and Porterfield Town Hall and Fire Department, on County Trunk G; and Porterfield Lutheran Church, on County Trunk E, all in Porterfield, beginning at 8 a.m.

March 13

FRAUD WATCH. Held at Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, 10 to 11 a.m. AARP volunteer Eric Larson will present a program about avoiding identity theft, frauds and scams. Those attending will learn the methods used by con artists and ways to recognize and avoid them, access the AARP's Fraud Watch Network that notifies people of the latest scams, and take home informational handouts to share with others.

March 13, 20, April 10, 17

GENEALOGY HELP SESSION. Held at the Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, from 2 to 4 p.m. Those who need help starting genealogy research or are stuck may meet with a member of the Marinette & Menominee Area Genealogy Group during this open session for personalized assistance. For more information, people may call 715-732-7570.

March 18

BINGO AND BOARD GAMES. Held at Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, from 1 to 2 p.m. Participants, age 3 to adult, are welcome to join the group for game time with simple prizes. Those attending may bring a snack. The library will provide cocoa.

March 27

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB. Held at Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, from 1 to 2 p.m. The group will talk about “Only Child” by Rhiannon Navin. People may borrow a copy of the book using the library’s website, www.infosoup.org. New members are welcome to join the conversation.

March 29

YMCA PARENTS NIGHT OUT. Held at the Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA, 1600 West Drive, Menominee, 5 to 8 p.m. Children ages from walking to 12 are invited to this event. Child check-in is from 4:30 to 5 p.m., with Y doors closing at 5. All children 3 and older will be swimming, so they should bring a swim suit. Gym games, swimming, an obstacle course, healthy snacks and more will be available. Those registering by March 27 is $8 per child and $24 for a family for members; and $11/child or $35/family for the general public. Those who register after March 27, but before 5 p.m. the day of the event, is $10/child or $30/family for members; and $16/child or $44/family for the general public. For more information, people may contact Terri Florek at tflorek@mmymca.org or 906-863-9983.

April 2 and 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.

April 4

SIP FOR A CAUSE WINE TASTE FUNDRAISER. Held at, and wine provided by, Forgotten Fire Winery, from 6 to 8 p.m. Those who taste wine must be 21. Quilt show, raffles, appetizers will be available. All proceeds will benefit the Crivitz Food Pantry. Pre-event tickets are $25, or $30 at the door. People may call Cheryl Baranek at 715-927-0217 or Kim Labinsky-Baye at 920-883-0522 to purchase pre-event tickets.

April 6

SPRING FESTIVAL. Coordinated by Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine High School Class of 2019, the event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Easter activities will be available for the kids, as well as the opportunity to get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny. The Spring Craft Fair will be available, as well as concessions, bake sale and raffles. Entertainment groups will perform throughout the day, including the Pembine Forensics and solo and ensemble groups. For more information about becoming a vendor, people may call Jacie at 715-929-1996.

April 7

PANCAKE BREAKFAST. Held at Ss. Joseph and Edward Parish, 3308 County Trunk G, Porterfield, from 9 to 11 a.m. A 50-50 raffles will be held during the event.

April 10

MEDICARE FRAUD AND WAYS TO PROTECT YOURSELF. Held in Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, from 1 to 2 p.m. Fraudsters and scammers steal billions of dollars annually from the Medicare system, which can have a direct impact on peoples’ wallet and medical records. AARP volunteers Maxine Oleszak and Linda Hackert will talk about the extent of the problem nationally, examples of Medicare fraud, ways the government and AARP are working to stem this problem, and ways people can protect themselves.

April 13

ANNUAL RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE. Held at Peace United Church of Christ, Tenth Street and Elizabeth Avenue, Marinette, from 7:30 a.m. to noon. The sale will be held in the basement of the church. There will be a $4 bag sale from 11 a.m. to noon. For more information, persons may call 715-735-7642.

April 22-June 15

YMCA LITTLE HERO HITTERS. Held at the Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA Gymnasium, 1600 West Drive, Menominee, 5 to 5:30 p.m. This program is a program to help nurture a preschooler’s skills. Introductory skills help the children progress with sports fundamentals. The group will also work towards a structured sports environment while working on listening skills and following direction. A T-shirt is included in fees.

April 24

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB. Held at Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, from 1 to 2 p.m. The group will talk about “The Woman Who Smashed Codes” by Jason Fagone. People may borrow a copy of the book using the library’s website, www.infosoup.org. New members are welcome to join the conversation.

April 27 and 28

NORTHWOODS QUILTERS ‘SEW’ CREATIVE QUILT SHOW. Held at Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy, high school campus, 1200 Main St., Marinette, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and April 28 from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature more than 100 quilts on display, a quilt raffle, a boutique featuring new items for sale, Attic Treasures will be available with gently used items, many mini raffles, demos, bed turning and vendors. Food, beverages and baked goods available for purchase. The public may enter quilts for a small fee, inquire at Quilters Haven, Menominee or Pine Street Quilts, Marinette. Raffle tickets may be purchased at either store or from any club member. For more information, people may call Linda 715-789-2272.

May 2

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

May 3

RUMBLE AT THE REC. Held at the Community REC Center, 2501 Pierce Ave., Marinette, 5 to 10:30 p.m. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with the show beginning at 7:30. Those attending should distribute the five wrist bands and let each party member know what name the table is under in advance, so those attending can be ushered to the correct table upon arrival. Five complementary table gifts for party members will be at the table, as well as two event programs for each. Each table will also have a server to take food and drink orders, but those attending may order from the concession stand. During the event, there will be a 50/50 raffle, a presentation by an honor guard, a dedication and a 15-minute intermission. People should arrive 30 minutes prior to the event. Proper ID is required for alcohol purchases. Tickets may be purchased at https://marinette.recdesk.com/Community/Program?category=4&fbclid=IwAR2FIU3VWfxyHIcVaygFG6Y2v8Kjln8JVAaVHDmLwNbjZA3QP352SIdtreQ.

May 5

N.E.W. CONCERT BAND SPRING CONCERT. Held at W.J. Jones Auditorium, Marinette High School, 2135 Pierce Ave., Marinette, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The Northeastern Wisconsin Concert Band will perform its spring concert under the direction of Glen Reinke and Robert Berndt. For more information, people may visit newconcertband.com.

May 19

PLANT SALE. Held at SS. Joseph and Edward Parish, 3308 County Trunk G, Porterfield, starting after Mass, approximately 9 a.m. Summer flower and vegetable garden plants will be available.

May 25-Aug. 31

CRIVITZ FOOD PANTRY WEEKLY RUMMAGE SALE. Held at Crivitz Food Pantry, 216 S U.S. 141, Saturdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

June 19-21

SAND LAKE CONSERVATION CAMP. Held at Camp Bird Youth Camp, N8395 Caldron Falls Road, Crivitz. This camp is for Wisconsin and Upper Michigan youth attending grades 6 to 8 in September. It provides outdoor experiences, helps foster an appreciation for nature and introduces a variety of opportunities in natural resources and conservation careers. Topics to be discussed includes wildlife ecology, water quality, fisheries, forestry, outdoor skills and more. The fee is $100 until May 22; and $150 after May 22. Cut-off date is June 3 and space is limited; registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration information will be available by the end of February. For more information, people may call 715-732-7784 or visit http://www.marinettecounty.com and search for “Sand Lake” or “Sand Lake Conservation Camp.”

June 25

CRIVITZ AREA FOOD PANTRY GOLF OUTING. Held at 9:30 a.m. The event is a four-person scramble, with a cost of $300 per team. The event will be limited to the first 30 four-person teams. A golf cart, food and refreshments will be included. All proceeds will benefit the Crivitz Area Food Pantry.

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.

Aug. 10

42ND ANNUAL SILVER CLIFF FIRE AND RESCUE AUXILIARY PICNIC. Held at Silver Cliff Park, County Trunk C, west of Crivitz, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Raffles, Country Store, adult and children's games, music, chicken booyah, brats, hamburgers, corn on the cob, Snack Shack, T-shirts, etc. will be available. The event will be preceded by a parade at 10 a.m. (along County Trunk C) with community floats, antique vehicles and area fire departments and rescue squads.

Aug. 18

ANNUAL PIE AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL. Held at SS. Joseph and Edward Parish, 3308 County Trunk G, Porterfield from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Food, ice cream and raffles will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. People are also invited to come before the event for the Mass with Bishop Ricken at 10 a.m.

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.

Dec. 22

YMCA ADULT HANDSTAND CLINIC. Held at the Greater Marinette Menominee YMCA, 1600 West Drive, Menominee, from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. This is a clinic for beginners and athletes who want to learn how to do a handstand. There will be stations set up for progression leading up to a handstand holding your own body weight. Registration is open to the first 12 participants. Admission is $10 for members and $20 for the general public.

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.