Now through Aug. 4

MENOMINEE WATERFRONT FESTIVAL. The Menominee Waterfront Festival will be held at the Menominee Memorial Marina. There will be fireworks, parade, entertainment and food. There will also be kid’s area with free entertainment.  For more information, people may call Susan at Menominee City Hall, 906-863-2261.

Now through Aug. 9

SUMMER EXPERIENCES. Children, teens and adults are invited to experience “A Universe of Stories” this summer through reading, learning, and growing at the Stephenson Public Library. There will be new activity sheets will be available every Monday to take home. People may visit the “Estimation Station” at the summer reading table to compare weight on Earth with weight on other planets.

Now through Aug.15

PEE WEE T-BALL. Put on by the Peshtigo Recreation Department, children (ages 3 to 5) will be introduced to baseball through the T-Ball Program by learning basic fundamentals of the game, like throwing, running and catching. Participants should bring a ball glove if possible, but not mandatory. Parental involvement is always welcome. Classes for children who are 3 years old are Mondays and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. from July 22-Aug. 14. Classes for children who are 4 and 5 years old are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. July 23-Aug. 15. Both will meet at Field 1 (the far north ball field on N. Stephenson Avenue.) The cost of this course is $5 for city residents and $10 for non-city residents. Registration for all Peshtigo Recreation Programs can be done in person at the Peshtigo Municipal Building in the clerk’s office. The hours of the building are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Now through Aug. 16

YOUTH BOWLING. Put on by the Peshtigo Recreation Department, this six-week session will teach the fundamentals of bowling (ages 5 to 15), including old-school scorekeeping. Each session includes two games of bowling, shoe rental and a soda. The dates are Fridays from July 12-Aug. 16 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Center Bowl, 290 French St., Peshtigo. The cost is $7 per week, which can be paid at the bowling alley weekly, or the whole $42 fee can be paid through the Peshtigo Recreation Department. Registration for all Peshtigo Recreation Programs can be done in person at the Peshtigo Municipal Building in the clerk’s office. The hours of the building are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Now through Aug. 19

ART EXHIBIT. The annual art exhibit, The Beauty of Menominee, Marinette and Peshtigo will be on display at the Spies Public Library. The public is invited to attend a reception to meet the artists on June 11 from 2 to 4 p.m.  The exhibit will be available to view during regular library hours, Monday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Beauty of Menominee, Marinette and Peshtigo is sponsored by the GFWC Menominee Woman’s Club and the Spies Public Library. For more information or to participate people may call the library at 906-863-2900

Now through Aug. 23

YOUTH CENTER OPEN. The Salvation Army Youth Center will be open for summer hours from 10am to 5pm Monday through Friday.  To register children, to learn how one can volunteer or for more information, people may contact Philip at 715-735-7448.

Now through Aug. 26

YMCA LIL TOT FOOTBALL. The YMCA is offering classes that may help teach vital skills to help the children progress into their K-3 Youth Flag Football League. The classes will be Mondays from 5 to 5:30 p.m. at the YMCA Outdoor Field. Skills and drills held each week. A T-shirt is included. Registration is open. These classes are for boys and girls ages three to four. The cost of for members is $25 and $35 to the general public. There is a max enrollment of 20 children.

Now through Aug. 29

CRIVITZ FLEA AND FARMERS MARKET. Located in the St. Mary Church Parking lot across from the Village hall at 800 Henriette Ave., Thursdays, including July 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. People may contact Barb at 715-854-2030 for more information. Limited space available.

YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE. The Greater Marinette Menominee YMCA will have a structured league for boys and girls designed to teach the fundamentals of football without emphasizing competition. There will be no score kept in this league. Registration is open. There are two co-ed division; one for children entering kindergarten and first-grade and one division for children entering second and third grade. The deadline for registration is July 8 at the cost of $35 for members and $55 for the general public. If people register after the deadline, the price increases to $45 for members and $65 for the general public. Matches will be every Tuesday and Thursday evening, excluding Aug. 1, at the YMCA Outdoor field. Coaches will meet July 11 at 5:15 p.m. Practices will begin at the coaches’ discretion after July 11.

Now through 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.

MENOMINEE HERITAGE MUSEUM OPEN. Heritage Museum, 904 11th Ave., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon until 3 p.m. Saturday. There is new and old displays of Menominee County's history. Volunteers are always needed. 

SUMMER READING CLUB. People may register for the Summer Reading Club at Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, to receive a Summer Reading Club Card. Mark the card for every 20 minutes that was spent reading. When a card is full, fill out the back, and return the card to the front desk of the library. Participants will earn prizes for the first three cards they complete and enter a raffle for every additional card they complete. Turn in all cards by Aug. 31.

Now through Sept. 1

WEST SHORE FISHING MUSEUM OPEN. The West Shore Fishing Museum is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. People may explore the local history of fishing in Green Bay waters by touring the Bailey home, exhibit buildings, gift shop, five commercial fishing boats, gardens and trails. Admission is free, the museum is handicapped accessible and dog friendly.  Enter through Bailey Park at N5146 M-35.  People may contact 715-923-9756 or West Shore Fishing Museum on Facebook for more information.

Now through Oct. 8

PESHTIGO FIRE MUESUM. The Peshtigo Fire Museum is open until October 8. Hours of operation are 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no admission fee, but they accept donations to help maintain the museum. The museum preserves the heritage of the Peshtigo Fire which destroyed the entire city Oct. 8, 1871, killing over 1,500 people and the Fire Cemetery is the first Wisconsin State historical marker. The museum contact number is 715-582-3244 and they are always looking for anyone interested in being a museum guide.

Now through the summer

RAISED GARDEN BEDS. The Menominee Community Garden, 800 7th St., is renting 24 raised garden beds. Reservation forms can be picked up at Spies Library, the Menominee City Hall or Recreation Department, Menominee Senior Center, YMCA, or the Public Health Department.  Annual fee is $20 per plot, which includes water. Reservations will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to city of Menominee residents. People may call 906-863-8718 for more information.

VIDEO JOURNEY. The Menominee Church of Christ, 4601 10th St., Menominee, will host a video journey through the holy lands every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and refreshments will follow at 7. People with questions may call 719-849-1277.

VOLUNTEENS. Teens, ages 12 to 18, can volunteer at the Stephenson Public Library to help with programs. Interested participants can pick up an application and fill it out and return it to Lara Lakari.

MARINETTE HERITAGE MUSEUM OPEN. The Marinette Heritage Museum on Stephenson Island will open. The museum is in need of volunteers, including high school and college students. New volunteers will be scheduled with the museum's experienced volunteers to learn about the museum. Most people volunteer three hours per week, but people can to do more if they want. Hours at the museum are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. People may call Darlene Baetke 715-732-2545 for further information.

Aug. 3

SOUNDS OF THE DECADES. This music event will be at the Crivitz Community Veterans Park, 515 Park Place, Crivitz, from 3:30 to 11:30 p.m. Eddies Crew, Peace with Grease, Daze Revue and Daze 2 Nights will perform. Music from the 50s to the 2000s will be performed. There will be food vendors, beer and wine, 50/50 raffles and more. Proceeds benefit the future park bandshell. 

Aug. 3, Sept. 7

FLEA MARKET AND CRAFTS. This event will be held at Veteran's Park in downtown Stephenson. One table space is $5, two to five tables is $10 and over 5 tables is $20. No reservation is needed. For more information, people may call 906-788-4750. All proceeds go to the Stephenson Eagles Athletic Booster Club.

Aug. 4-8

MEGA SPORTS CAMP. Calvary Church, W1498 Highway 64, is offering kids age 4-12 a “MEGA Sports Camp” from 6 to 8:30 each night. At MEGA Sports Camp, kids age 4 and 5 participate in mini-camp. Kids ages 6 through 12 can choose between soccer, flag football, cheerleading (girls only) and basketball (ages 9 through 12). For more information, people may call 715-735-7289 or visit www.calvarychurchmarinette.com on the kids page.

Aug. 5

ASTRONOMY AT THE ARBORETUM. The Harmony Arboretum, N3890 County E, Peshtigo, will host an introduction to stars, constellations, star lore and other space-related topics from 7:45 to 9 p.m. The event includes a stargazing tour. People are asked to dress for the weather. Hot beverages will be provided. If there is rain/snow or mostly overcast, the event will be canceled.

NERF MOBILE GAMES. The Menominee County Library Friends are bringing Joel Tacey’s Tiptop Entertainment Nerf Mobile games to the Menominee County Library at 2:45 p.m. with games beginning at 3. This is a free program but registration is required as space is limited. Registration opens July 15. This program is for kid’s in kindergarten and older. For more information and to register, people may contact or visit the Menominee County Library at 906-753-6923; www.uproc.lib.mi.us/menominee/; or  S.319 Railroad St. Stephenson. 

Aug. 5 and 6

YMCA HORSE CAMP. The YMCA is offering a horse camp for children, ages 6 to 18 years. First time riders, children age 6 to 10, will meet from 9 to noon and experienced riders, children age 6 to 10 and all 11 to 18 year olds, will meet from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Professional instructor Jeanine Schira leads camp where attendees will learn about riding and tacking in addition to horse management, horse safety, proper nutrition for the horse and much more. Participants are asked to wear long pants and boots with a heel. One’s own riding helmet is optional otherwise one will be provided. This year’s revised schedule will allow participants to register for one or all three camps. People may call 906-863-9983 or stop in at the YMCA to register. The cost of registration is $40 for members and $60 for the general public.

Aug. 5-8

LIL’ CHEFS COOKING CLASS. Put on by the Peshtigo Recreation Department, this class (for ages 7 to 10) teaches basic techniques for planning and preparing a variety of healthy meals and snacks. The classes will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m., in the kitchen at Henry Drees Community Center, 601 Pine St. The cost is $15, which will help defray the cost of materials. There is a 10 chef maximum. Registration for all Peshtigo Recreation Programs can be done in person at the Peshtigo Municipal Building in the Clerk’s Office. The hours of the building are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Aug. 5, 12 and 19

PARENT/CHILD PLAYGROUP. Parents with children, up to 8 years old, can meet at the Swings N’ Things Park, across from Spies Public Library. They meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon to play, socialize and eat a healthy snack. This group is sponsored by the Menominee County Great Start Collaborative and Menominee County Children’s Trust Fund. For more information, people may call 906-863-5665, ext. 1018.

Aug. 6

YOUTH SUMMER BOOK CLUB (ages 7 to 12). The Youth Book Club at the Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, will meet at 1 p.m. to discuss “Narwhal and Jelly: Unicorn of the Sea” by Ben Clanton. People may order a copy of the book on InfoSoup.org or contact the library to borrow one.

SUMMER LEGO CLUB. Held at the Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, at 1 p.m. Participants will work with library staff to create Lego builds.

Aug. 7

PRAIRE WALK. The Harmony Arboretum, N3890 County E, Peshtigo, will host this event from 6 to 8 p.m. Attendees can spend an evening learning what constitutes a prairie and why people are creating or restoring them. The trail is approximately one-half mile and does cover uneven terrain.

BANDS AT BADGER. The New Dixie Ramblers will perform at Badger Park in Peshtigo. Concessions will start at 5 p.m. and the performance will be from 6 to 8.

Aug. 7, 21 and 28

OUT TO LUNCH. The Marinette Artisan and Farm Market “Out to Lunch” will be at the Marinette Welcome Center parking lot from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Aug. 7 and 28

ITSY BITSY STORY TIME (ages birth to 3). Held at the Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, at 11 a.m., parents and caregivers help infants and toddlers explore their world and build early literacy skills through songs, stories, movement and play. 

Aug. 8

SPLASH INTO STORIES. Lara Lakari from the Stephenson Public Library will read stories for water play at the Marinette Wadding Pool, 2000 Alice Lane, Marinette at 10 a.m.

GENEAOLOGY WORKSHOP. Held at the Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, at 6 p.m. People may learn new tools and practices to enhance genealogy research skills and expand family trees connections.

LEARN OVER LUNCH. Held at the Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, at noon. These sessions are for teens and adults so they may learn how to use library resources for personal enrichment or career growth.

Aug. 9

KID’S DAY STORY TIME WITH PETE THE CAT (ages 3 to 8). Held at the Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, at 10 a.m. Children, along with their parent or caregiver, are invited to the library to meet Pete the Cat, listen to stories, sing songs and make a craft to take home.

WILD RICE CONCERT SERIES. Four Shillings Short, a Celtic, folk and world music duo, will perform at 2411 Riverside Ave., Marinette, from 7 to 9 p.m. as a part of the Wild Rice Concert series. There is a cost of $15 and attendees may bring their own beer and snacks. For more information, people may call 715-735-5241 or visit https://www.wildrice.life.

MOVIE ON THE ISLAND. The Recreation Department for the City of Marinette will host a free movie night on Stephenson Island at 8:30 p.m. They will show “How to Train Your Dragon 3.” This is a free event.

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. 12, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 26, 28 and 29

SUMMER SWIM SPECIAL. The Greater Marinette Menominee YMCA will have a swim special this summer for three 30-minute lessons a week for children age 3 to 6 and children 6 and older. The cost is $15 for members and $30 for the general public. To register, people may call 906-863-9983.

Aug. 13

CONCERTS IN THE PARK SERIES. The Eddie Larson Band will perform at the Stephenson Island bandshell from 6 to 8 p.m.

MARINETTE ARTISAN & FARM MARKET. Marinette Artisan & Farm Market is starting its outdoor market in conjunction with Tuesday Concert in the Park in  the Stephenson Island, Marinette, parking lot and will be there from 4 to 6 p.m. Food trucks, as well as the market, will be available for supper before the market. Wednesday market will not be held on weeks of Tuesday Concert in the Park. Vendors are welcome to apply throughout the year by calling 906-863-8718 or fill out the application at http://menomineefarmersmarket.com/.

Aug. 15

COMPOSTING AT THE HOME LANDSCAPE LEVEL. The Harmony Arboretum, N3890 County E, Peshtigo, will teach about composting of plant materials from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Extension staff and area Master Composters will share starting and managing compost piles and share great ways to best utilize the end products.

Aug. 17

WIND CHIME CRAFT CLASS. The West Shore Fishing Museum will be hosting a make and take wind chime craft class from 1:30 to 4 p.m. There is a fee of $20 to cover all materials and instruction.  People are asked to register by Aug. 14 by calling 906-282-2018 and should leave a message with name and phone number. Enter the museum grounds through Bailey Park at N5146 M-35, Menominee.

Aug. 17 and 20

SUICIDE AWARENESS. Crivitz Rescue Squad will host Q.P.R. (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Suicide Awareness trainings from 8 to 10 a.m. Aug. 17 and from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Crivitz Rescue Station, 1020 Henriette Ave. This training is for anyone interested in spotting the signs of a suicidal crisis, questioning, persuading and referring the individual to counseling. The cost of the training is $3 to cover the cost of required training materials. The cost will be due the day of the training. If interested, people may call 715-854-7666 or email crivitzrescue@crivitzrescue.com and are asked to include a full name, phone number and which date one prefers. There are limited amount of spots available each date. If there is more interest after the spots are filled, then Crivitz Rescue may add more training opportunities.

Aug. 17, 24, 31, Sept. 7, 14 and 28

MENOMINEE HISTORIC DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET. The Menominee Historic Downtown Farmers Market will hold its market on 1st Street and 8th Avenue, from 9 a.m. to noon. from 9 am to noon unless there are other activities then it will be held from 9 am to 3 pm.  The market will accept many forms of the payment plus government programs. Vendor applications are accepted before and during the market season. All vendors are welcome to attend. Applications that can be printed may be found at http://menomineefarmersmarket.com/Uploads/Forms_and_Applications_14_3741115706.pdf, and emailed to menomineehdfarmersmarket@gmail.com or call 906-863-8718.

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.

GOLF GALA AND OUTING. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers in Menominee County will host its annual golf gala and outing to raise funds to sustain their program. The outing will be held at North Shore Golf Club with sign in beginning at 10:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 11:30. Happy hour is from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and dinner begins at 5:30. Tournaments will be played in scramble format with four-person teams. If a person pairs as an individual, they will be paired with individuals. The cost is $240 per four-person team or $60 for an individual golfer. The cost includes green fees, golf cart, buffet dinner, flight and hole games. People may also sponsor a hole, donate merchandise appropriate for use as a prize for golf events or to be included in the silent auction event. People may mail registration and payment to CASA of Menominee County P.O. Box 456, Menominee, MI, 49858. For more information, people may call Teresa Boscarino.

PIE AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL. The SS. Joseph & Edward Parish, 3308 County Road G, Porterfield, will have a pie and ice cream social with Bishop Ricken from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mass with the Bishop will begin at 10. The social will have sloppy joes, brats, hotdogs, baked beans, chips, potato salad, homemade pies, ice cream, root beer floats, soda, water and coffee for sale. There will be 50/50 and bucket raffles. There will be a vegetable sale by donation only. This event is open to the public.

Aug. 21

BANDS AT BADGER. Rose Brook will perform at Badger Park in Peshtigo. Concessions will start at 5 p.m. and the performance will be from 6 to 8.

Aug. 22

CONCERTS IN THE PARK SERIES. The Community Jazz Ensemble will perform at the Great Lakes Menominee Marina bandshell from 6 to 8 p.m.

TASTE OF TENTH SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER. Held at First National Bank & Trust, 3805 10th St., Menominee, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds from the event go to the 10th Street Business Scholarship fund which benefits students attending UWGB-Marinette Campus and NWTC Marinette campus. People may attend and sample foods from 10th Street businesses, enter for prizes and listen to the “Goodfellas” perform. Entry is $5 per person.

Aug. 22-25

MARINETTE COUNTY FAIR. Marinette County Fair on Fairgrounds Road, Wausaukee. There will be exhibits, kid shows, horse shows, demolition derby and tractor pulls.

Aug. 23

SWING FORE HOPE GOLF OUTING. The annual Swing Fore Hope Golf Outing will be held at the Little River Country Club. Superbowl XXXI Championship Team Member Chris Jacke will be a guest golfer. This golf outing is a four-man scramble with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. For more information, people may email Joe Wall at jrwall30_@hotmail.com or call The Haven of Hope Homeless Shelter at 715-735-3684. Registration forms will be available at any Jack’s Fresh Market, Lee’s Foods in Peshtigo or at Little River. All proceeds go to the Haven of Hope Homeless Shelter.

Aug. 25

ART IN THE PARK. The Menominee Area Arts Council’s annual Art in the Park will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Henes Park pavilion. The event is open to artists and craftspersons who are members and nonmembers. Artists wishing to exhibit and sell their art may contact MAAC secretary Jim Birch at 906-290-2807 and prepay the entry fee. Birch can also be reached by email at btree50@hotmail.com.

CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP SUMMER CELEBRATION. The Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, 1717 Main St., Marinette, is holding its Summer Celebration at 10:30 a.m. featuring Chalk Art Evangelist, The Rev. Dwight Haynes and his family. See and hear scripture come alive with “Bible Chalk.”  Christian music will be played by Haynes and his wife, Ann. For more information about the Good News Chalk Talks and this service, people may call 231-225-2503, or read more online at www.ChalkTalks.net.

Aug. 27

SUMMER STORY TIME (ages 3 to 8). Held at the Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, Tuesdays at 10 a.m., attendees will read stories, sing songs and make a craft to take home.

Aug. 28

AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB. Book Club at the Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, will meet at 1 p.m. to discuss “Run” by Ann Patchett.

Aug. 29

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION. The Spies Public Library will host an opening reception for a photography exhibit in the John Henes Gallery from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The exhibit will feature color photography by Skip Heckel and Susan Harter Stephen, and black and white photography by Bill Jones III.

Aug. 29- Sept. 28

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT. The Spies Public Library will host a photography exhibit in the John Henes Gallery during normal library hours. Featured will be color photography by area photographers Skip Heckel and Susan Harter Stephen, and black and white photography by Bill Jones III.

Aug. 31

BRAT FRY. First Trinity Lutheran Church’s Mission Sewing group will be hosting a brat fry at Jack’s Fresh Market on Cleveland Avenue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds will go toward supplies to continue making items for charities. In the past, the group has made chemo hats for a local cancer unit, quilts bibs and burp clothes and more charities.

Sept. 1

ANNUAL ICE CREAM SOCIAL. The West Shore Fishing Museum will be hold their annual ice cream social from noon to 4 p.m. There will food available such as brats and hotdogs, homemade pies, ice cream and root beer. There will also be live music, kids’ games and raffles. People may also explore three museum buildings, gift shop, five commercial fishing boats, nature trails and gardens and grounds. The museum is located 15 miles north of Menominee on M-35.  Enter the museum grounds through Bailey Park at N5146 M-35.

Sept. 2

LABOR DAY PICNIC. Marinette Labor Day Picnic sponsored by the Marinette Central Labor

Council will be from noon to 5 at the Marinette City Park. There will be live music by RoseBrook, bouncy houses and food.

Sept. 5

SALSA NIGHT. The Harmony Arboretum, N3890 County E, Peshtigo, will host this event from 6 to 8 p.m., that celebrates America’s favorite condiment and the plants people grow from which it is made. People will share safe salsa recipes, growing hints for the vegetables and herbs used in salsa, and sampling of salsa recipes. Attendees are asked to consider bringing a batch of their own salsa, or some chips/crackers to share.

Sept. 7

CAR AND BIKE SHOW. Held at Gateway Bar and Grill, 706 N U.S. 141, Crivitz. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the show will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Single entry is $10 and entry for two is $15. Free brat or hamburger with registration. There will be 35 trophies. Trophies for cars and trucks include 15 stock, 15 modified, veteran’s choice, people’s choice and best in show. Trophies for motorcycles include people’s choice and best in show. There will be music, food 50/50 raffles. Boo Yah will be sold the Crivitz Post VFW 2063.

MODEL TRAIN SHOW AND FAMILY FUN DAY. The Wisconsin and Michigan Model Railroad Club will hold its annual model train show and family fun day from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Menominee Regional Airport. General admission is free. Food and drink will be available for purchase. They will have their annual craft show with local crafters and vendors. The event will also include a car show, which registration for is from 8 to 10:30 a.m. The show will have operating train layouts, vendors, RC planes, general aviation, Marinette and Menominee fire trucks and emergency rescue squad vehicles. There will also be balloon art, face painting and a bounce slide with a ball pit. For more information, people may email Scott at noisemaker383@yahoo.com or Jay at reelcountrymusic@yahoo.com. Crafters may email tkruse60@hotmail.com.

Sept. 8

HOLY REDEEMER PARISH FESTIVAL. Holy Redeemer Parish, W5541 Birch Creek Road, Menominee, will hold a festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chicken dinner served from 11:03 to 1 p.m., which includes mash potatoes, gravy, coleslaw, green beans, roll and beverage. There will be other food items available, hamburgers, brats, hot dogs, ice cream and a beverage tent. A variety of activities will include a large raffle, bake sale, farmers market, basket raffle, silent auction, rummage sale, kids and adult games. There will also be music by Chuck Johnson.

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.

CHAPTER OF DUCKS DINNER AND FUNDRAISER. The Marinette Chapter of Ducks Unlimited (DU) will be holding its annual dinner at Little River Country Club in Marinette. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the dinner is at 7. They will be celebrating conservation with several special edition guns, a handgun raffle and special merchandise commemorating the groups accomplishments. Dinner will be country-style chicken and meatballs. The cost of $50 includes a single membership. A $270 DU sponsorship includes a 2019 DU sponsor print, a bronze sponsor pin, entry into a special gun drawing and will conserve one acer of wildlife habitat. Each member ship comes with a subscription to the magazine, a meal and a chance to win door prizes. For more information, people may contact Wayne Gerondale at 715-732-0670 or 715-923-0625 or people may contact Paul Gerondale at 920-604-2150. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Sept. 12

TAILGATE FUNDRAISER. The Senior Citizens Center of Marinette is hosting a fall Tailgate Fundraiser to raise funds for and to continue the programming and activities at the senior center. The center is looking for prizes and donations for this event.  People may call Erin Sauve, director of the Marinette Senior Center for more information at 715-732-1280.

Sept. 14

PLANT SALE AND PLANT PEST CLINIC. The Harmony Arboretum, N3890 County E, Peshtigo, will hold the clinic from 9 a.m. to noon to support the work done at Harmony Arboretum by selling plants from the Northern Lights Master Gardener Volunteers. Extension Horticulture Agent will be on hand to identify any plant pest samples brought in and assist in pest management issues.

COLOR BLAST 5K FUN RUN. The Healthy Youth Coalition of Marinette & Menominee Counties (HYC) will hold its annual Color Blast 5k Fun Run at 8 a.m. at Menominee High School.  Participants will get “blasted” with seven different colors along the route as they run or walk the non-competitive event. This run will allow participants to finish their color display with either a splash of maroon or purple to show their team spirit for back to school festivities. Proceeds will allow HYC to continue prevention programming in the schools and community for years to come. The fee to participate is $25 for adults and $15 for youth 17 years and younger. This price promotion ends Sept. 6 and shirts are not guaranteed after this date. There will be a $5 increase in price after the deadline. To register, people may visit their website at www.mmyouth.com, call them at 906-863-5665, ext.1038, stop in at 1201 41st Ave., or search for the event at www.active.com.

Sept. 21

MENOMINEE HISTORIC WATERFRONT DOWNTOWN GIANT PUMPKIN FESTIVAL. Held at Menominee Marian Park, 1st Street, Menominee, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival is put on by the Menominee Historic Downtown Farmers Market and the Menominee Downtown Business Association. It will feature local music, games for kids, bouncy castles, pie eating contests, Jack O’ lantern carving contest, craft and food booths and more. The highlight is the Giant Pumpkin Boat Race, where the winner goes home with a traveling trophy. The festival is now accepting craft and food vendors. Early bird applications will receive a discount. The event is also accepting applications for Giant Pumpkin Boat Racers. For more information, people may call 906-863-8718 or email giantfestival6@gmail.com. Those who want to help organize this event can check the festival’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Giantpumpkinfestival/.

HORSE POWER FOR THE HOMELESS. Abundant Life Church is having its first car and bike show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Stephenson Island. The church is seeking monetary or food donations, gift baskets, 50/50 raffles, silent auction items, volunteer opportunities and Sponsor for trophies for the show. Proceeds benefit the church and go towards their mission.

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.

Oct. 12

FALL FAMILY FUN FEST. The Harmony Arboretum, N3890 County E, Peshtigo, will hold this family-oriented event for kids from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be hands-on nature crafts, games, farm animal learning and petting area, with many more activities. This event is free, but food pantry donations will be accepted at the entrance.

Oct. 16

MILWAUKEE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will be at Blesch Auditorium in Menominee at 7:30 p.m. Information on ticket sales will be posted approximately one month in advance of the concert.

Oct. 19

SWEDISH PANCAKE SUPPER AND FALL HARVEST BAKE SALE. Bethel Lutheran Church, 1309 14th Ave., Menominee, will hold this event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. They will serve traditional Swedish Pancakes with lingonberries, sausage, fruit and a beverage. Requested donation of $7 per adult and $3 per child ages 5 to 12. Children 5 and younger eat free. A fall harvest bake sale and children's activity table will also be featured. Proceeds will support scholarships to attend Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp. Everyone is welcome to this event.

Oct. 27

NORTHEAST WISCONSIN CONCERT BAND. Northeastern Wisconsin Concert Band will present its fall concert in the W.J. Jones Auditorium at Marinette High School at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 adults and $2 Students at the door. For more information, people may visit www.newconcertband.com.

Oct. 28

ASTRONOMY AT THE ARBORETUM. The Harmony Arboretum, N3890 County E, Peshtigo, will host an introduction to stars, constellations, star lore and other space-related topics from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The event includes a stargazing tour. People are asked to dress for the weather. Hot beverages will be provided. If there is rain/snow or mostly overcast, the event will be canceled.

Nov. 20

ASTRONOMY AT THE ARBORETUM. The Harmony Arboretum, N3890 County E, Peshtigo, will host an introduction to stars, constellations, star lore and other space-related topics from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The event includes a stargazing tour. People are asked to dress for the weather. Hot beverages will be provided. If there is rain/snow or mostly overcast, the event will be canceled.

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

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: There are now eight local sponsored groups: Beaver American Lutheran, Porterfield Lutheran, Community Covenant Church, St. Paul Episcopal Church, St. Joseph Conference (St. Mary Parish), 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.

FIT AFTER 40. A combination of cardio exercise with strength and flexibility training Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:15 to 5 p.m. 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 http://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.