Now through March 7

LYLE ‘CHUMMY’ MCDONALD MEMORIAL HOCKEY TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION. Held at the Community REC Center, 2501 Pierce Ave., Marinette. Player registrations are being accepted until March 7.  Players register individually and the fee to play is $60. Games begin March 29 night and conclude March 31. For information on sponsorships or player registration, people may contact Nancy at nmcdonald1@new.rr.com or Alex at uiginssq@hotmail.com. 

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.

Now through March 31

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

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.

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 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.

Now through April 30

FAITH CHRISTIAN TOURS. Those who are interested in sending their children to Faith Christian School, 233 W. Main St., Coleman, as part of the Wisconsin Parental Choice (Voucher) Program may contact the office at 920-897-3380 or fcs@faithcs.org. For more information, people may also visit www.faithcs.org. Open enrollment is through April 30. Free tuition from kindergarten through high school is available for qualifying families.

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 June 3

SAND LAKE CONSERVATION CAMP REGISTRATION. 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.”

Now through June 7

THE SALVATION ARMY YOUTH CENTER. Held at The Salvation Army Youth Center, 78 W. Russell St., Marinette, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m.; and Wednesdays from 3 to 4 p.m. The youth center is a no cost place for school-age children to come and get help with homework and work on arts and crafts. A snack is provided. To register, people may contact Philip by phone at 715-735-7448 or by email at philip_hale@usc.salvationarmy.org.

March 2

HARRY POTTER NIGHT. Held at Spies Public Library, 940 1st St., Menominee, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Please call 906-863-3911 to RSVP for Saturday night. Second through sixth graders must sign up in order to receive a wand and special packet, but siblings and families are still welcome to attend. Feel free to come in costume.

26TH ANNUAL ABATE CHILI COOK-OFF. Held at Amberg Pub, 15087 Dutton Road, Amberg, 1 to 3 p.m. Registration is from 1 to 3 p.m., with judging at 3. There is a $5 donation fee per person. Events include: meat raffle and 50/50 raffle. Event supported by the members of ABATE of WI region 3A.

March 3

MARDI GRAS BINGO EVENT. The Precious Blood Conference of St. Vincent de Paul is sponsoring a bingo event at Precious Blood Catholic Church, Stephenson. Doors will open 1 p.m., with bingo beginning at 1:30 p.m. Admission is a $2 cover donation, which covers admission to the event, a snack midway through the 20 games of bingo and a chance to win one of several door prizes. There will be a grand prize for the person wearing the best Mardi Gras costume.

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

MENOMINEE LIONS ANNUAL PANCAKE SUPPER. Held at Menominee High School in the cafeteria, 4 to 7 p.m. Children younger than 12 may eat free with a parent or guardian. The movie "The Goodfellas" will play while people are dining. The club will donate all of their net proceeds to a number of charities and causes: Michigan Leader Dog Program, Bay Cliff Health Camp, the Special Needs Christmas Luncheon, etc. For more information, people may call either Mark MacDonald, administrative assistant, at 906-424-1424; or Wes Hoffman at 715-587-8777.

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, 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.

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

PCM CHILI FUNDRAISER. People Caring More Credit Union (PCMCU) will have a chili fundraiser starting at 11 a.m. and will end when the chili is gone. The Chili Bowl fundraiser will provide food donated by local restaurants to be sold at the Marinette branch. All monies raised by the sale of the chili supports will be given to Abundant Life Church and Mission, to help those in need. The bowls will be $5 each and to-go containers will be available.

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 8-9

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 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 12

HEALTH INSUARNCE COUNSELING. The 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.

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 14

MOUNTAIN BIKING IN MARINETTE COUNTY. Held at Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, 6 to 7 p.m. Steve Goddard and friends will host a presentation on mountain bike trail development locally and in Marinette County. The history of current trail systems in the county will be discussed, as will the hurdles the biking community face in further development of trails on state and county lands. An update will be given on the progress being made in forming a private, nonprofit organization to promote and develop mountain biking in Marinette County. This event is co-sponsored by the Tri-Cities Regional Active Communities Coalition (TRACC) and the Stephenson Public Library.

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 18 and 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.

March 20

‘BEAUTIFUL BOY:’ A COMMUNITY BOOK DISCUSSION. Held at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, cafeteria, 750 W Bay Shore St., Marinette, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. “A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction” is a memoir by David Sheff that describes how his family dealt with his son Nic's addictions. Professor Jennifer Flatt will lead the discussion. Space is limited. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP. Copies of the book will be available at area public libraries. People should keep in mind questions posted to the Women's Giving Circle Facebook page: facebook.com/wgcmarinettemenominee.

March 22 and April 26

BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER CONTROL NAVIGATION PROGRAM (BCCCNP). Held at Public Health Department of Delta and Menominee Counties, 909 10th Ave., Menominee, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

March 27 and April 22

DIGITAL LIBRARY AND LIBRARY DATABASES TUTORIAL. Held in Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, March 27 from 10 a.m. to noon; and April 22 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Those who are curious about how to use a digital resource from the library, drop in during this session to learn how to use it. The InfoSoup website has digital resources that are free for library card holders to use, including eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, eMagazines, Encyclopedia Britannica, job and career resources, car repair manuals, historic and present-day newspapers, and many others. Those who would like to download eBooks or audiobooks should bring their smartphone or tablet and a library card and PIN.

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.

March 29-31

LYLE ‘CHUMMY’ MCDONALD MEMORIAL HOCKEY TOURNAMENT. Held at the Community REC Center, 2501 Pierce Ave., Marinette. Player registrations are being accepted until March 7.  Games begin March 29 night and conclude March 31. A popular highlight of the weekend is the Saturday night alumni game. The game schedule and team rosters will be posted on the tournament's Facebook page: Lyle "Chummy" McDonald Memorial Hockey Tournament. Tournament organizers are also seeking sponsorships and bucket raffle items to help defray costs. Proceeds support M&M Thunder Youth Hockey with scholarships to help grow the program. For information on sponsorships or player registration, people may contact: Nancy at nmcdonald1@new.rr.com or Alex at uiginssq@hotmail.com. 

March 30

PUTT PUTT VROOM VROOM MINI GOLF TOURNAMENT. The Triple C Riders will hold their annual Putt Putt Vroom Vroom Indoor Mini Golf Tournament from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Singles, doubles, teams of any size are welcome. Equipment will be provided at each location; entry fee is $10 per person. Proceeds are given to nonprofit organizations in Marinette, Menominee and Oconto Counties. Preregister and pick up a scorecard at: AppleJack’s Restaurant & Pub; Alibi Bar and Grill; Cactus Tavern; Fully Charged; Lolli's Pub; Peshtigo Pub & Grill; R&S Saddle Saloon; River Pub; and The Outback. Each of the nine participating Marinette and Peshtigo establishments have their own mini golf hole. Show up at the R&S Saddle Saloon at 6 for prizes and a $6 pizza, spaghetti and salad buffet. People can visit the Rider’s website, Facebook page or contact Todd at 715-938-2485 for more information.

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

CPR/AED TRAINING AT THE YMCA. 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. For more information, people may call Ivy Sutek at 906-863-9983 or email ivys@mmymca.org.

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 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.

April 6

SPRING FESTIVAL. Coordinated by Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine High School Class of 2019, the event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 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 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

M&M AUTO CLUB AUTO AND CYCLE SHOW 2019. Held at Menominee Memorial Marina Park, Marinette and Menominee Auto Club (bandshell area), 701 1st St. Registration is $5 from 8 to 10:30 a.m., with the show from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. More than 67 trophies will be awarded at approximately 2:30 p.m., including twenty-one auto classes and four motorcycle classes. The show is open to the public for free. Music by Russes Golden Oldies will be performed. Spectators can also vote for their favorite motorcycle and or automobile for a $1 donation, which goes towards the Marinette and Menominee Auto Club Scholarship fund. Food and drink available on the grounds. For more information, people may call 715-582-0347.

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.

2020

Feb. 1

DA YOOPER WINTERFEST EVENT. All monies raised beyond the expenses are distributed to the DAR Boys & Girls Club and the River Cities Community Pool (RCCP). Da Yooper Winterfest funds also help to fund RCCP's annual Kids Triathlon held in October each year, which helps promote health and exercise and is free to area children.

Ongoing

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.

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.