Now through Feb. 13

500 CASH RAFFLE TICKETS AVAILABLE. Tickets for the Mardi Gras Sunday presented Holy Spirit Catholic Church are $20 each. Winners need not be present to win. Prizes are: 1st place, $1,000; 2nd place, $500; 3rd place, $250; 4th through 6th place, $100 each; 7th through 15th place, $50 each. People may purchase tickets in advance at Holy Spirit Catholic Church before and after Masses or at the Parish Office, 1016 10th Ave. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mondays through Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays. People may call 906-863-5239 for more information. Winning tickets will be drawn at St. John Paul II Catholic Academy, 2701 17th St., Menominee, Feb. 23.

Now through Feb. 29

ART SHOWING AT SPIES PUBLIC LIBRARY. Original art work by area students and artists at the Madishka Art Studios are on display at Spies Public Library, Menominee. All works are on canvas paintings and subject matter ranges from landscape and animals to still life and people. There will be an artist’s reception Feb. 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the library.

Now through April 15

DANCE LESSONS. The North Country Kickers dance club will start weekly dance lessons Wednesday nights, Jan. 29 until April 15, at Equity Hall, Highway 64, west of Marinette. The club invites all beginners and people who are new to country dancing to 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. Followed by the featured dance lesson of the night for all at 7. There is a $4 fee for non-club members per lesson, which includes a dance lesson and a couple hours of dancing. 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 until April 25

BOARD ON SATURDAY DROP IN. The Stephenson Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. People may come any time during the day to borrow a board game or a puzzle from the front desk of the library, using a library card or photo ID.

Now through May 21

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 Dec. 31

READING CHALLENGE. The Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, will offer a reading challenge for teens and adults. The challenge is to read 50 books in different categories. Categories include: A book written by an author under 30 years old, with an antonym in the title, of short stories, that is a mystery, that will make you cry, that you never finished and recommended by a friend. To help get ideas for books that fall into each category, people may check out the book displays in the Adult Fiction area on the second floor. Each month books that fit into one of the categories will be on display.

Feb. 1

DA YOOPER WINTERFEST EVENT. This year's event will entail the 10th annual Plunge, the third annual Yooper Pooper Outraces Races, Chill-y Cook-Off and raffles. The combined festivities last year raised over $50,000 for community activities. All funds raised benefit two local, family-oriented organizations: the DAR Boys and Girls Club and the River Cities Community Pool Association. The event is a registered 501(c)3 and is organized by a volunteer committee in a further effort to minimize event expenses and maximize the financial impact to the beneficiaries. 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. For more information, people may contact dayooperplunge@gmail.com.

ICE SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT. Timberline Resort on Lake Noquebay will host the annual Ice Softball Tournament, which starts at 10 a.m. Teams can be coed and there is a $100 entry fee. The game will be five innings and there will be cash prizes and paddle raffles. Food and beverages will be available for purchase inside the resort. For more information, or to sign up, people may call Joe Fendryk at 715-789-2430. All proceeds go to the local St. Vincent de Paul conference.

COPPER CULTURE STATE PARK CANDLELIGHT TRAIL HIKE. The annual Candlelight Trail Hike will be held at the Copper Culture Park. This popular event follows the park’s three-quarter mile trail system lit by candlelight. It is free to the public and there is no fee for entering the park.  Light refreshments will be served around warm campfires. Trails will be open beginning at 5:30 p.m. and running until 8. The Copper Culture State Park is located off Copper Culture Way from the west roundabout at U.S. 41 and Highway 22 in Oconto. Weather appropriate attire, footwear and flashlights are recommended. Snowshoes are welcome. This event is sponsored by the Oconto County Historical Society, Copper Culture Museum, City of Oconto and State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. 

Feb. 3

READING CIRCLE (adults). Meet with Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, Librarian Mariel to talk about books at 2 p.m. In addition to bringing reading suggestions, Mariel will ask people about the books they are reading and books one has enjoyed in the past.

NWTC ALUMNI CONVERSATION. Alumni of any NWTC location who now live in the Marinette region are invited to attend a conversation at the NWTC Marinette Campus from 6 to 7 p.m. The snow date for this event is Feb. 10. Attendees will meet with Campus Dean Jennifer Flatt and share may share their thoughts about NWTC’s future in local communities.

Feb. 4

WOMEN’S HEALTH GRAPEVINE SESSION. inVenture North, 1320 Main St., is hosting a Women’s Health GrapeVine session on the topic of Heart Health from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The session will be presented by a registered nurse. This is a free session and attendees will receive a gift. Registration is required. People may contact Ashley Campbell at 715-732-1050 or operations@inventurenorth.com. For more information, people may go to www.inventurenorth.com.

Feb 4, 11, 25, March 3, 10, 17, 31, April 7, 14, 21 and 28

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME (ages 3 to 6). The Stephenson Public Library offers a preschool story time at 10 a.m. They will read stories, share rhymes and songs, and explore learning through crafts and discovery tables. Children may attend with a caregiver present; siblings are also welcome to attend.

Feb. 4 to April 2

STRENGTH TRAINING PROGRAM FOR WOMEN AND MEN IN OCONTO COUNTY. UW-Extension of Oconto County will be offering its Strong Bodies class as part of its Health Promotion Program. Classes will be offered in Oconto Falls at Grace Lutheran Church, 501 S. Main St. This winter session will be held twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 10 a.m., classes begins Feb. 4 and ends April 2. The class includes progressive weight training, flexibility and balance exercises. Registration for participants is currently open. For more information, people may contact Extension Oconto County office at 920-834-6845.

Feb. 5, 12 and 29

2020 SUMMER SOCCER. Registration for the M&M Youth Soccer Association-Recreational league available to all Marinette and Menominee county and surrounding areas is currently available online. People may visit www.mmysa.org to access the online registration page. Credit or debit card payment only. Returning players use same login and password from previous year.  Walk in Registration will be held Feb. 5 and Feb. 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon at the UWGB-Marinette Campus Field House, 1125 University Drive. Cash and check payments only. Walk in day will be rescheduled should UWGB campus or the School District close for any reason. Summer program is open to boys and girls ages 4 through 18 (as of July 31, 2020). Guaranteed playing time, no tryouts.  $60 per child; Family maximum of $180. Birth certificates required for new players. For more information, people may call Cheryl at 757-575-7319.

Feb. 5, March 4 and April 1

LEGO CLUB. The Stephenson Public Library has a Lego Club for children ages 5 to 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. Kids can either build based on the monthly theme, or chose to go freestyle.

Feb. 5, 19, March 8, 18, April 1 and 15

PAWS AND TALES. The Stephenson Public Library has therapy dogs available to help people become a more confident and fluent reader. Readers are asked to arrive 5 minutes before their time slot and can select books at the library or supply their own. To find out more or make an appointment to read to a dog, contact the children’s department.

Feb. 5, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18, April 1, 8, 15 and 29

ITSY BITSY STORY TIME. The Stephenson Public Library will hold this story time from 10 to 11 a.m. This is for parents and caregivers help infants and toddlers build early literacy skills through songs, stories, movement and play.

Feb. 5, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15 and 29

FAMILY REASEARCH HELP SESSIONS. The Stephenson Public Library holds genealogy research help sessions from 5 to 7 p.m. Members from the Marinette and Menominee Genealogy Group will be on hand to help people. For more questions or to schedule a personalized session, people may send an email request to: mandmareagenealogy@gmail.com.

Feb. 7

HOMEMADE LASGANA DINNER RESERVATIONS. St. Paul's Episcopal Church Women will sell a homemade lasagna dinner for Valentine's Day. Dinner for four includes a ready-to-bake lasagna, salad, bread and dessert for $25. Reservations must be made by Feb. 7 by calling the church office at 715-735-3719 or Gail at 715-735-9441. Payment should be made in advance and can be mailed to the church office at 917 Church St., Marinette, WI, 54143. Dinners can be picked up Feb. 14 between 3 and 6 p.m. at the church. Dinners may also be purchased and donated to Rainbow House, Haven of Hope and the Abundant Life Mission. Delivery of donated dinners will be taken care of by church members.

Feb. 8

ACT PRACTICE SESSION. The Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, will offer a limited-seating program to current high school students preparing to take the ACT test from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Test conditions will be simulated so students should be prepared to use approved calculators only or scrap paper. People may reserve a seat by contacting the library’s front desk or signing up online.

CABIN FEVER FAMILY FUN DAY. The Menominee County Library, 319 Railroad St., Stephenson, is having a Beat Cabin Fever with Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be crafts, activities, games and snacks. Registration is not mandatory but children who are registered by Feb. 3 will receive a mystery prize. For more information, people may call the library at 9806-753-6923.

FATHER/DAUGHTER NIGHT TO REMEMBER. The Greater Marinette Menominee YMCA will host a father/daughter ‘night to remember’. Attendees will dress up for date night and dance. The cost is $20 per family for members and $30 per family for the general public. There will be photos done by Gregory’s Photography at 5 p.m. and music will be provided by Five Star DJ. Registration is open and tickets will still be available the day of the event. For more information or to register, people may call 906-863-9983.

Feb. 10

ALZHEIMER’S EDUCATION CLASS. The ARDC of Marinette County, 2500 Hall Ave., Marinette, is hosting an Alzheimer’s Education Class, “Know the 10 Signs —Early Detection Matters” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. This class is presented by Teresa Clement, ADRC dementia care specialist.  People may call the ADRC at 715-732-3850 to reserve a seat.

Feb. 13

ALL THINGS CHOCOLATE. All Things Chocolate, hosted by the GFWC Menominee Woman’s Club, will be held at Riverside Country Club from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. with area food vendors. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Along with food, there will be prizes, raffles a live auction. The Menominee Kiwanis Club provided raffle licenses. All proceeds will be donated to local nonprofit organizations. Tickets may be purchased at Jack’s Fresh Market in Menominee and at Riverside Golf Club. For more information, people may call Judy at 715-923-3980 or Ruth at 906-863-2232.

Feb. 13, March 12 and April 30

F.A.N. CLUB. The Stephenson Public Library, from 6 to 6:45 p.m., has a Family Activity Night (F.A.N.) Club for families looking for fun, free and engaging activities for kids. There will be activities with books, movement, STEM and games. People may contact the library’s front desk or use its Facebook events page to register for this program at least two days prior to the event.  Any program with fewer than three registered families will be canceled.

Feb. 14

SWEET AND BAKE SALE. The First Presbyterian Church of Wausaukee is holding its Sweet and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wausaukee Lumber Suite Corner. There will be homemade turtles, candies and more valentine-themed goods.

VALENTINES DAY PIZZA PARTY. Single persons ages 20 and over are invited to a free Valentine's Day Pizza Party at Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 1947 Riverside Ave., from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be games and pizza. Children of persons attending will be included in separate games with prizes and activities by age. Transportation can be provided if needed. People are asked to register by Feb. 12 by calling 715-735-6988.

Feb. 15 and March 14

PUZZLE POTLUCK. The Stephenson Public Library will hold a puzzle potluck 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. People may bring an old puzzle to trade at the Puzzle Potluck. People should leave a puzzle for someone else to use and find a new one to take home.

Feb. 15, March 14 and April 4

ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC. The Stephenson Public Library will open its piano to musicians for an acoustic event at 1 p.m. Musicians of all abilities are welcome to sign up to play a song or two. Audience members are also needed. People who like to listen to live music and encourage public performance of music may attend to be part of a friendly audience. To sign up to play a song, people may contact the library.

Feb. 16

POLKA MASS. St. Mary Catholic Church of Crivitz, 808 Henriette Ave., will have a Polka Mass at the 10:30 a.m. The music for the Mass will be provided by the Maroszek Brothers of Pulaski.  There will be a chicken and ham dinner to follow the Mass in the church hall. Ticket costs for the dinner will be $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Children 5 and younger eat for free. Tickets are available at the church office during business hours Monday through Thursday.  For more information, people may call the parish office at 715-854-2501. All are welcome to attend.

Feb. 17

ALZHEIMER’S EDUCATION CLASS. The Marinette County Elderly Services, 515 U.S. 141, Crivitz, is hosting an Alzheimer’s Education Class, “Know the 10 Signs —Early Detection Matters” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. This class is presented by Teresa Clement, ADRC dementia care specialist.  People may call the ADRC at 715-732-3850 to reserve a seat.

Feb. 18

MEMORY CAFÉ. A Memory Café will be held at The Cottages, 2006 Lake Park Drive, Marinette, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The café will attempt to offer a comfortable way for a caregiver and their loved one with dementia to have fun and socialized with others. This is a free event. People may call the Cottages at 715-201-8920 to learn more about the Memory Café and to make a reservation.

Feb. 22

BEAUX HEARTS GALA. The Menominee Area Arts Council will hold its Beaux Hearts Gala in the upstairs portion of Murray’s Irish Pub & Grill, 715 1st St., Menominee. The council will be honoring the Community Jazz Ensemble. Tickets are on sale at Spies Public Library until Feb. 15

Feb. 23

HOMEMADE CHICKEN DINNER/MARDI GRAS SUNDAY. Presented by Holy Spirit Catholic Church, held at St. John Paul II Catholic Academy, 2701 17th St., Menominee, with doors opening at 10:30 a.m.; dinner served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with takeouts available; festivities end at 2 p.m. Dinner plates cost $10 for those 13 and older, $5 for youth ages 6 to 12, and they are free for children 5 years old and younger. Dessert and beverages are included. There will be 50-50 paddles, children’s games, bucket raffles and DJ music by John Corry. There will be a big cash raffle drawing at 1:30 p.m. Prizes are: 1st place, $1,000; 2nd place, $500; 3rd place, $250; 4th through 6th place, $100 each; 7th through 15th place, $50 each. There are only 500 tickets available and they cost $20 each. Winners need not be present to win. Tickets are now available for purchase at Holy Spirit Catholic Church before and after Masses or at the Parish Office until Feb. 13. For more information, people may call 906-863-5239.

MARDI GRAS BINGO. St. Vincent de Paul at Precious Blood Parish, S304 Bluff St., Stephenson, will host a Mardi Gras bingo.  Doors open at 1 p.m. and bingo begins at 1:30. $2 donation covers snack, refreshments and a chance to win door prizes.  There will be a grand prize for best Mardi Gras costume.  Bingo prizes are hams. 

Feb. 25

PESHTIGO AREA CAREER, EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY EXPO. The Peshtigo Area Chamber of Commerce, in coordination with local business, industry and education partners, will hold the Peshtigo Area Career, Education and Community Expo at Peshtigo High School from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Tenth-, 11th- and 12th-grade students at Peshtigo High School will have the opportunity to see what the region has to offer. The event will include interactive breakout sessions with speakers representing local businesses and community organizations; tables with representatives from local industry, community organizations, educational institutions and more; and Peshtigo Area Chamber of Commerce information. The public is also encouraged to come to Peshtigo High School from 3 to 6 p.m. to visit the vendor fair in the gym and speak with local industry, business, educational institutions and community organizations. For more information about co-sponsoring or the event, people may contact the Peshtigo Area Chamber of Commerce at 715-582-0327 or peshtigochamber@centurytel.net or visit its website at peshtigochamber.com

Feb. 26

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB. The Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette’s book club will meet at 1 p.m. to talk about “The Last Guest House” by Megan Miranda. People may order a copy of the book on infosoup.org or contact the library to borrow one.

PERCH FISHFRY FUNDRAISER. The Marinette Moose Lodge, N5233 E Nettleton Lane, Marinette, will host its annual Green Bay Perch Fish Fry Fundraiser for the Grover/Porterfield Fire Department. Only perch caught by local commercial fisherman will be used for this fish fry. Serving time is from 5 to 7 p.m. and the cost $13.95 per adult or $23.95 for a double order and $11.95 for a lighter meal.

Feb. 26, March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1

March 1, 8 and 16

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 a charge of $5 at the door.  Weekly prizes are $25 and $50 grand prize after the third series.  50/50 tickets will also be sold.  Lunch will be served.  The public is invited.

March 3

NWTC MARINETTE HEALTHCARE OPEN HOUSE. NWTC Marinette, 1601 University Drive, will teach people about in-person programs in Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant (now part-time), Practical Nursing, Associate Degree of Nursing and Physical Therapy Assistant. Tour newly renovated labs and classrooms. Meet with academic advisors, instructors, and financial aid staff. This event is from 3 to 6 p.m. Apply and test for free.

March 3, 10, 17 and 24

HAM RADIO CLASS. The M&M Amateur Radio Club will be offering a class to help people prepare to get an amateur radio license. The class will be held at NWTC Room MNSC108 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. There is no charge for the class but there is a $15 fee to take the FCC exam. If people are interested, they may register on the club website, W8IF.com. People may also call Doug at 906-863-2492 to register.

March 11

WINTER WIGGLES DANCE PARTY. The Stephenson Public Library will hold a dance party at 10 a.m. for children up to 8 years old. This event is an attempt to break the winter blues. Everyone is welcome to come in and dance and move together.

March 12

SIP AND PAINT (ages 12 to 18). The Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, will hold a Bob Ross-inspired painting experience at 2 p.m. Space for this event is limited and this event is free. People may contact the library or signup online.

March 18

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB. The Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette’s book club will meet at 1 p.m. to talk about “Mama’s Last Hug” by F. B. M. de Waal. People may order a copy of the book on infosoup.org or contact the library to borrow one.

March 21

GUN SHOW. The Marinette Moose Lodge, N5233 E Nettleton Lane, Marinette, will hold a gun show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. People may reserve a table at $10 by calling 715-732-4677, 906-753-2340 or 715-732-4152. Doors open for set up at 7 a.m. Food will be available. There will be a gun raffle. First prize is a Henry Big Boy .44 Magnum H006 or $500. The second prize of Henry Golden by 22 LR H004 or $300 cash. Drawings will be at 1:30 p.m.

March 22 to April 15

USED BOOK COLLECTION. Community wide used book collection for the annual Delta Kappa Gamma Used Book Sale.  People may donate books in the collection boxes at Jack’s Fresh Markets, Menominee and Roosevelt Road stores, and the Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA. All proceeds go to local scholarships and children’s programs.  For more information, people may call 906-863-8355 or 906-863-7214.

March 31

DOG TRAINING CLASSES. Tri-County Dog Training Academy dog obedience 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 registration starting at 6:30 p.m.  Dogs do not attend orientation night.  The academy offers Puppy, Beginner, and Advanced levels.  For more information and an enrollment form, people may call 920-634-6005 or visit them at www.tricountydogtraining.org.  People can also find them on Facebook.

April 17 and 18

GIGANTIC USED BOOK SALE. Delta Kappa Gamma, an association of women educators, sponsors this used book sale that will be held at Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 1947 Riverside Ave., Marinette. The sale will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The church will sponsor a bake sale at the same times.

April 18

HOOPS FOR HEAT. The Community Action Agency of Menominee County will be hosting its annual "Hoops for Heat" basketball game fundraiser. This basketball puts students from Menominee, Stephenson, Carney-Nadeau and North Central Schools against the Menominee City/County Law Enforcement Officers. The game will be held at the North Central School Gym. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the game starts at 7. There will be bucket raffles, door prizes, 50/50 raffles and a concession stand. Admission will be $3 for adults and $2 for children 12 years old and younger. Community Action asks that you consider contributing to "Hoops for Heat" to help a Menominee County neighbor faced with a heating emergency. Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit agency. Donations to MDSCAA "Hoops for Heat" may be tax deductible. Donation checks can be made out to MDS Community Action-Menominee and dropped off at the basketball game or sent to 507 1st Avenue N, Escanaba, MI 49829. For questions, people may contact Lori LaCasse at 906-786-7080 ext. 129 or 505.

April 22

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB. The Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette’s book club will meet at 1 p.m. to talk about “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng. People may order a copy of the book on infosoup.org or contact the library to borrow one.

April 23

HISTORICAL PRESENTATION: JEAN NICOLET. Dr. Patrick Jung will talk about Jean Nicolet’s 1634 journey through the Great Lakes region and whether the explorer landed at present-day         Marinette. This presentation is at the Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette at 6 p.m. Jung is a professor at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

April 28

IDENTITY THEFT: PROTECT AND PREVENT. The Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, will host a presentation at 6 p.m. Jeff Kersten from the Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection will explain the different types of identity theft, how to recognize it and how to prevent it — including information about fraud alerts and security freezes. Receive tips for safeguarding personal information and how to spot the red flags of a scam.

May 3

NORTHEASTERN WISCONSIN CONCERT BAND SPRING CONCERT. The Northeastern Wisconsin Concert Band - Spring Concert will be at 3:30 p.m. in the W.J. Jones Auditorium at Marinette High School, 2135 Pierce Ave. Tickets at the door are $5 for adults and $2 for students. For more information, people may visit newconcertband.com.

JULY 25

MENEKAUNEE OLD TIMERS PICNIC.  The picnic will be held at noon at Red Arrow Park for anyone 50 and older with ties to Menekaunee.  Those attending should bring lawn chairs and beverages.  Cost is $10 if paid by July 20; 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. 15

M&M AUTO CLUB ANNUAL AUTO SHOW. The Marinette & Menominee Auto Club will hold its annual auto show at the Historic Menominee Waterfront (Marina Park) on 1st Street by the bandshell from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The show is free to spectators and $5 registration fee for vehicles entering to participate in the show. There are over 66 trophies in 20 classes that will be presented (rain or shine). Open to all types of vehicles and cycles. The club asks that all personnel bringing vehicles to be “entered at the show” either competing or just displaying their vehicle, have their $5 registration fee ready at the Show Vehicle Gate Entrance. It will have two three-column trophies, (cycle and vehicle scholarship fund trophies) that anyone can vote for their favorite vehicle or cycle. The cost is $1 for each vote and the money goes toward the M&M Auto Club Scholarship program. Those ballots are available at the registration table. If interested, people may call 715-582-0347 for more information.

Sept. 8

DOG TRAINING CLASSES. Tri-County Dog Training Academy dog obedience 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 registration starting at 6:30 p.m.  Dogs do not attend orientation night.  The academy offers Puppy, Beginner, and Advanced levels.  For more information and an enrollment form, people may call 920-634-6005 or visit them at www.tricountydogtraining.org.  People can also find them on Facebook.

Sept. 12

GATEWAY FOR VETERANS CAR, TRUCK AND BIKE SHOW. The annual Gateway for Veterans Car, Truck and Bike show will be at the Gateway Bar and Grill in Crivitz. Registration is at 8 a.m. with the show starting at 10 and ending at 2 p.m. Trophies will be awarded at 2:30. It is $10 for a single entry and $15 for two entries. There will also be dash plaques given to the first 100 cars. There will be music, food and raffles. This event is open to the public. For more information, people may call Sharon at 906-792-8164.

Ongoing

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 six local sponsored groups: Beaver American Lutheran, Porterfield Lutheran, St. Paul Episcopal Church, St. Joseph Conference (St. Mary Parish), the Christian Motorcycle Association and Our Savior's Women's Groups. 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.

1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN (ages birth to 6). People may talk to Lara Lakari at the Stephenson Public Library to register for this read-at-home program. For all the reasons reading to a child benefits brain development, people may use this program to establish the reading habit by tracking the books one and one’s child read together. For every 100 books one reads, a child earns a sticker to put on the bulletin boards at the library. At the end, one’s child earns a certificate of completion and a book to keep.

MARINETTE SENIOR CENTER OFFERINGS/INFORMATION. Individuals 50 or older qualify to become a member of the Marinette Senior Center. Yearly membership is $10 per person. 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.

YMCA MOMS ON THE MOVE. Every first and third Tuesday of each month from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., the YMCA offers an exercise class for moms where they will swim, play and collaborate with other moms in an environment geared to increase self-care opportunities while providing a place for child care in a nurturing space. Attendees may bring a snack in the adult-only conference room. Preregistration requested for TotWatch staffing purposes. The cost for members is free and $5 for the general public.

FREE TUTORING. Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 613 11TH Ave., Menominee, will offer free tutoring services to students attending kindergarten through sixth grade. The services are offered every Thursday 3:30 and 5 p.m. Students should bring their textbooks and homework assignments. They will receive tutoring services and a snack. For more information, people may contact Len Welling at 906-863-2366 or Pastor Paul and Brenda Cole at 906-863-3095.

ZUMBA. The Greater Marinette Menominee YMCA hosts daily Zumba classes for all Y members. People do not need to register and may try their first class for free if they are not a member and then may purchase a punch card or just pay each time. Zumba is a high-energy group fitness class that, when performed correctly and regularly, can burn upwards of 500 calories in a one-hour session. Zumba was born out of a love of Latin music and dancing, intended to make fitness more fun and enjoyable. Classes are Tuesday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.; Thursday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday 8 to 8:45 a.m. There is also a class at Garfield Elementary Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m.

CYCLING AND PILATES CLASS. The Greater Marinette Menominee YMCA hosts a cycling and Pilates class Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Cycling and Pilates are both low-impact classes that are easy on joints while still challenging the mind and body to push through the workout. Pilates can help increase core strength, help endurance and flexibility. On Tuesday, cycling is from 5:20 to 5:50 p.m. and Pilates is from 5:55 to 6:25. On Wednesday, Pilates is from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. and on Thursday “Cyclelates” is from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. The classes are free to members.

YMCA PEDALING FOR PARKINSON’S EXERCISE CLASS. The Greater Marinette Menominee YMCA hosts a bicycle class for people with Parkinson’s Disease. This class meets three times a week Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. in a week session. People may email kristen@mmymca.org or call 906-863-9983 for more information.