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 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.

Jan. 11, 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.

Jan. 11, 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.

Jan. 14

ALZHEIMER’S EDUCATION CLASS. The ADRC of Marinette County, 2500 Hall Ave., Marinette, is hosting a Alzheimer’s education class, “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. People may learn about the impact of Alzheimer's, the difference between Alzheimer's and Dementia, the stages of the disease, risk factors and resources.  Classes are presented by Teresa Clement, ADRC dementia care specialist.  People may call the ADRC at 715-732-3850 to reserve a seat.

HEARING LOSS PREVENTION AND SCREENING. The Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, will host Paul from HearingLife. He will give a presentation about the warning signs of hearing loss, the physical and mental effects hearing loss can have on a person, and why an annual screening is important. The presentation is at 1 p.m. Participants may stay after the presentation for a free hearing screening.

Jan. 14, 21, 28, 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.

Jan. 15, 22, 29, 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.

Jan. 15, 22, 29, 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.

Jan. 18

SPORTSMEN'S CLUB ICE FISHING DERBY. White Potato Lake Sportsman's Club will hold the event at Wouter's Front II, 13127 S White Potato Lake Road, Pound. Registration will be held 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. More than 25 prizes will be handed out; with drawings every hour starting at 4 p.m. Eighteen prizes will be awarded for largest fish categories. Door prizes, raffles, food, music and refreshments will be available. People may purchase tickets in advance, at Wouter's Front II starting at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17. Those attending should take Highway 64 west from U.S. 141 to Parkway Road, then north on Parkway Road about 2 miles. For more information, people may call Jim at 920-897-4162.

WINTER BREWS 2020. The Rotary Club of Marinette-Menominee is sponsoring a beer and wine sampling event at the Little River Country Club, N2235 Shore Drive, Marinette. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and tasting is from 6 to 8:30. There will be a raffle, auction, games, dinner and live music by Alamo Jack. There will be a grand prize of a big screen TV. for all people who bought tickets. Tickets are $30 at the door or $25 in advance. People may buy tickets at the following locations: T&T Fermanich, all thee Jack’s Fresh Market locations, Lee’s Family Food or any rotary member. Proceeds will benefit the DAR Boys and Girls Club and the Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA. For tickets or more information, people may call Trista Hobbs at 715-923-2249, Terri Falkenberg at 715-923-3197 or Al Walker at 715-732-4188.

SPLASH CANYON VACATION BIBLE STUDY. Faith Lutheran Church, 4009 Irving St., Marinette, will hold a vacation Bible study. Kids will hear the message that God keeps his promises on life’s wild ride. There will be crafts, games, music, Biblical message and a meal. Registration is at 8:45 a.m. The program will run until 11:30 a.m. The program is for children in grades Pre-K through fourth-grade. Registration is appreciated. For more information, people may call 715-735-6506.

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.

PINT-SIZED PROM. The Stephenson Public Library will hold a prom for children up to 8 years old from 11 to noon. There will be music, photo ops and a special craft. The Friends of the Library will sell snacks to raise money for continued support of children’s programs.

Jan. 19

SANCTITY OF LIFE RALLY. The annual Sanctity of Life Rally will be held in front of the Menominee County Court House in Menominee at 1 p.m. This event is sponsored by Bay Area Pregnancy Services Inc. of Marinette and Life Core Inc. of Menominee. All are welcome to this event.

Jan. 22, 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.

Jan. 23, 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.

Jan. 24

MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR. The Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, will have a presenter from a Latin American country and they will share what life was like there. The presentation is at 10 a.m. People may follow this event on Facebook for updates.

Jan. 25

YMCA MOTHER/SON SUPERHERO DANCE PARTY. The Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA is hosting this dance party from 6 to 8 p.m. with photos by Gregory’s Photo’s at 5 p.m. There will be dancing, snacks, beverages and prizes. Music will be provided by RC productions. The cost for members is $20 for a family and the cost for the general public is $30 for a family. Tickets go on sale Jan. 1. For more information, people may call 906-863-9938.

MARINETTE & OCONTO COUNTY HONOR BAND. Ten Marinette and Oconto County high schools will present the biennial M&O County Honor Band at Gillett High School at 5 p.m. The band’s guest conductor is Dr. John Stewart, associate professor of music from UW-Eau Claire. Select students will perform from Coleman, Crivitz, Gillett, Lena, Marinette, Oconto, Oconto Falls, Suring, Peshtigo and Wausaukee high school. The concert is free to the public.

ANNUAL KALTENBACH SLOUGH SLAM. The third annual Kalthenbach Slough Slam will be at the Mason Park Boat Launch, River Drive, Menominee. Tournament registration begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m., when all fish must be registered. Winners will be announced at 3. There will be a heated tent, food, music, prizes and portable potties. Tickets must be presented to register fish and cost $20. Tickets can be purchased at A&K Bait and Tackle and Cozzy’s Polaris. Proceeds will benefit local high school fishing clubs. People may also find the event on Facebook at 3rd Annual Kaltenbach Slough Slam Ice Fishing Derby.

Jan. 26

ALL ABOUT THE BRIDE. The annual, “It's All About the Bride” wedding day event will be from noon to 3 p.m. at Riverside Golf Club.  There will be a fashion show presented by I Do Bridal at 2:30. Admission is $1 donation to food pantry.  Participating in the show are 30 vendors, with a grand-prize giveaway valued at $3,000.

JASON GRAY COMMUNITY CONCERT. Jason Gray — American Contemporary Christian Artist will be performing a concert at 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church 2714 James St., Marinette. Gray is a singer-songwriter from Minnesota who plays acoustic guitar. He has won two ASCAP Performance Awards, recorded many albums and songs that can be heard on Christian radio.

Doors will open at 2 and the church is barrier free. A free will offering will be taken during the concert. For more information, people may call the church at 715-735-7898 from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.

Jan. 29

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

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.

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.

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. 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. 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.

Feb. 13

ALL THINGS CHOCOLATE. All Things Chocolate, hosted by the GFWC Menominee Woman’s Club, will be held at Riverside Country Club with area food vendors. The Woman’s Club will be partnering with Kiwanis, who will host a raffle with an array of prizes.

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.

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 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 906-792-5989 or visit them at www.tricountydogtraining.org.  People can also find them on Facebook.

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.

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.

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 906-792-5989 or visit them at www.tricountydogtraining.org.  People can also find them on Facebook.

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.