Now through July 24

LIGHTHOUSE DISPLAY. Twenty-three lighthouses, built by local woodcarvers and painted by local artists will be on display around the community. A silent auction will be ongoing June 3 through July 24. To locate the lighthouses and put in a bid, people may see the catalog and map located at 962 1st St., Menominee. Proceeds benefit the MAAC Scholarship programs and artists. The city will retain any unsold lighthouses for future display. People may visit menomineeareaartscouncil.com for more information.

Now through July 24

LIGHTHOUSE ART CHALLENGE. This challenge is sponsored by the Menominee Area Arts Council. It is a multi-media art show and ongoing silent auction at 962 First St., Menominee. The show will feature a diversity of art with a lighthouse theme created by local and out-of-town artists. Winning bids will be announced at a reception July 27 at 10 a.m. Awards will be presented and art works will be picked up. Proceeds benefit the MAAC Scholarship programs and artists. People may visit menomineeareaartscouncil.com for more information.

Now through July 31

SCHOOL SUPPLIES APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE. The Salvation Army is accepting applications from qualifying families for school supplies weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.  Parents in Marinette County or Menominee County can come to The Salvation Army, 80 W. Russell St., Marinette.  Appointments are recommended. Parents need to provide a picture ID of the parent applying, proof of total household income, birth certificates for everyone in the household and proof of address. Agencies conducting school supply drives require parents receive assistance from only one agency and screening for duplication will be completed prior to distribution of supplies. For more information or to assist The Salvation Army, people may check out their Facebook page, call 715-735-7448 or email Captain Rhegan or Joshua Stansbury at rstansbury@usc.salvationarym.org or jstansbury@usc.salvationarmy.org.

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. 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. 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.

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 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.

June 22

GOLF OUTING. Marinette Masonic Lodge 182 is hosting a scholarship fundraiser golf outing at Hunters Glen Golf Club in Crivitz. This event raises money to be given as scholarships to graduating seniors from Marinette High School seeking to further their education. The cost of this event is $55. It includes nine holes of golf, a cart and a lunch afterwards. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10. There will be hole games, prizes and raffles. For preregistration, people may call Wendel Kopish, secretary for Marinette Masonic Lodge 182, at 715-923-9397.

AUTHOR SIGNING. Ann Dallman will sign copies of her middle grade novel, “Cady and the Bear Necklace” from 10 a.m. to noon at Spies Public Library in Menominee. This coming-of-age story involves a mystery with many unexpected twists and turns. There will be a brief presentation and books will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served.

June 22 and 23

AMATEUR RADIO FIELD DAY. The Marinette and Menominee Amateur Radio Club will hold the annual event at the large field just south of Water Tower Park in Menominee. Entry is on 32nd Avenue, west off 13th Street. Watch for signs. All modes of HAM radio will be available, with local HAMs on hand to assist and direct operations. Thousands of HAM operators will participate throughout the U.S. and North America. Residents of all ages are encouraged to attend and see how HAM radio operates under generator power, and is available for any community or area communications need. A picnic meal will be held later in the afternoon. Water and soda will be available on site. A dish to pass would be appreciated if attendees plan to eat with the club. VE testing for the beginner HAM license or upgrade will be given on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. Field Day runs 24 hours from Saturday at 1 p.m. to Sunday at 1 p.m. People may contact Ed at 906-863-3477 for more information.

June 22, 29, July 6, 20, 27, 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.

June 23

IXL BIRTHDAY. The IXL Historical Museum in Hermansville will host its 137-year birthday party from 12:30 to 4 p.m. The $3 entrance fee will include live music and tours. Children younger than 10 are free.  Birthday cupcakes and lemonade will be available for purchase.  Money earned from this event will go towards roofing the IXL office building.

COMMUNITY CONCERT. The Grover Community Church is sponsoring a free community concert at Peshtigo City Park at 4:30 p.m. Jack Gafford will perform, and has performed music since he was 14 and has performed with Kenny Chesney, Merle Haggard, Lorrie Morgan, Tracy Lawrence and Diamond Rio. For more information, people may call the church at 715-582-4347. If inclement weather, the concert will be at Grover Community Church, N2477 Church Road, Peshtigo.

June 24

SESSION III FITNESS REGISTRATION. Fitness registration for the YMCA will be June 17 for members and June 24 for the general public. Fitness activities include Bodypump, CxWorx, Grit, Cycling, IT and Sprint. If people want a spot in class, they can register, if people want to just drop in when they are able, they have room for that as well. All of the other classes such as yoga, zumba, 20s, Y-walk and barre (to name a few) don't need registration.

June 24, July 8, 22, 29, 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.

June 24, 26, 17, July 8, 10, 11, 15, 17, 18, 22, 24, 25, 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.

June 24, July 8, 15, 29

MAKER MONDAY (ages 5 to 18). Held at the Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, at 1 p.m., participants will join Lara Lakari and build different things such as a planetarium and robotic hands and arms.

June 24-28

ROAR VACTION BIBLE STUDY. This will be hosted at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and School, 1216 Colfax St. ROAR is for kids, ages 4 to 12 years old, and will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day.  For more information, people may call the church office, 715-732-9868, or register online at trinitymarinette.com.

June 25

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

CONCERTS IN THE PARK SERIES. A band to be announced will perform at the Great Lakes Menominee Marina bandshell from 6 to 8 p.m.

YOUTH SUMMER BOOK CLUB (ages 7 to 12). The Youth Book Club at the Stephenson Public Library will meet at 1 p.m. to discuss “Summer Reading is Killing Me” by John Scieszka. People may order a copy of the book on InfoSoup.org or contact the library to borrow one.

June 25, July 9, 16, 23, 30 and Aug. 6

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.

June 25, July 9, 16, 23, 30 and 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.

June 26

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

AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB. Book Club at the Stephenson Public Library will meet at 1 p.m. to discuss “We are the Lucky Ones” by Georgia Hunter.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASS. The City of Marinette is hosting an affordable care act health insurance class at the Community REC Center from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The instructor of this class is Marcia Kanne.

June 26, July 10, 17, 24 and 31, 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. 

June 26, July 24, July 31, 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. 

June 29

THOMPSON ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC BOAT RALLY. The gathering of boats will be at Nestegg Marine, 300 Wells St., Marinette, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Organizer Andreas J. Rhude indicated that past rally gatherings have had up to 60 boats displayed. The event celebrates the marine endeavors of Thompson Boat and all her related spin-offs. Wooden boats and canoes as well as classic vessels made of fiberglass will be displayed both in the water and on land. An informal swap meet will take place throughout the weekend. An in-water boat parade will be held Saturday afternoon with boats plying the waters of the Menominee River and Lake Michigan’s Green Bay. There will be plenty of time to share restoration stories with others and to go for boat rides. The Rally is a non-judged event. A tour of Enstrom Helicopter in Menominee on June 28 and Sentinel Structures Inc., Peshtigo, June 30 will be offered to Rally participants, but reservations are required. Former workers of Thompson Boat, Cruisers Inc., T & T Boats, and Thompson Skis are invited to attend the event. This event is free and open to the public. There is a $20 registration fee to display a watercraft. Program subject to change. The rally is a non-profit corporation. For additional information people, may contact Andreas Jordahl Rhude at 612-723-8581 or thompsonboat@msn.com.

125TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION.  The 125th anniversary celebration of Peace United Church of Christ, 933 Elizabeth Ave., Marinette will begin with special events at 4 p.m. with a history of the church, formerly Friedens Evangelical Church, followed by a church supper at 5. The Menominee River Chorus will perform a half-hour barbershop program at 6:15 and acclaimed organist Don VerKuilen will present an organ concert at 7. Everyone is welcome to attend all or some of the events, which are free and open to the public.  For more information and to RSVP for the supper, people may contact the church at 715-735-7642 or peacemarinette@gmail.com.  

June 30

REDEDICATION. Peace United Church of Christ, 933 Elizabeth Ave., Marinette, will hold a rededication service at 3 pm. The service will begin with a blessing of the building.  Past ministers and representatives of the Wisconsin Conference of the United Church of Christ will participate.  The church’s German heritage will be celebrated with German hymns and composers, featuring soloist Paul Okray, and guest organist, Don VerKuilen.  Following the service, there will be an ice cream social with cake and refreshments.  All are welcome to attend.

LEOW STRONG BIKE RIDE. The 2019 Leow Strong Bike Ride (formerly Menominee River Century Bike Ride) will feature routes along Green Bay and the Peshtigo River, several rest stops and  support for riders throughout the route by nearly 70 volunteers. The ride offers options for all riders with a nine-mile family fun ride, a 25-mile and a 50-mile route. Funds raised by the LeowStrong Bike Ride help and support those who are afflicted with cancer. The last year the ride took place, they raised $10,000. All proceeds from the event are kept local and donated to the Bay Area Medical Center Foundation for support of the Cancer Care Center. To register, people may go to https://www.bamc.org/foundation/leowstrong/2019-leowstrong-registration/.

MARINETTE COUNTY BREAKFAST ON THE FARM. The annual all-you-can eat and family-oriented breakfast on the farm at Dan, Sue & Son Dairy Farm from 7:30 a.m. to noon. There will be food and then tour the farm operations and other displays. People can also look it up on Facebook. The farm is two miles southeast of Highway 64 and County West intersection in Town of Grover.

ART FOR ALL. The art fair held at the Menominee Marina Park runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. More than 50 artists, hands-on art area for children, food booths, music and entertainment. For more information, people may visit www.artforallinc, Facebook (Art For All), call 715-578-7521.

RECOGNITION POTLUCK LUNCHEON.  Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1600 University Drive, Marinette, will be lose its pastor and family at the end of the month. They will hold a special recognition potluck after Sunday services at 10 a.m. for The Rev. Jim Wendt. The event will be in the Church Fellowship Hall. The church will provide beverages along with ham and buns. The contribution of a dish to pass is appreciated, but not required. All are welcome. For more information, people may call Our Savior’s office at 715-735-3101.

July 2

LANDSCAPE PLANT DISEASE ID AND MANAGEMENT. The Harmony Arboretum, N3890 County E, Peshtigo, will host Brian Hudelson, UW plant disease diagnostician, from 2 to 4 p.m. for a hands-on opportunity to learn about both common and unusual diseases that affect landscape plants. Attendees are welcome to bring samples of their own landscape.

July 3-6

FORGET ME NOT DRIVE. The Chapter 25, Menominee County, Disabled American Veterans will hold their annual Forget-Me-Not Drive, in front of Jack’s Fresh Market, 1401 8th Ave., Menominee, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Funds raised provide assistance to local veterans. Support of their mission honors local veterans and make local initiatives possible.

July 4

4th OF JULY IN CRIVITZ. The parade will start at 11 a.m. with a flag raising and national anthem at the Village Hall at 10:45. There will be a downtown flea market all day. There will be many events at the Crivitz Community Veterans Park such as balloon twisting, face painting, a dunk tank, bouncy houses and DJ Audio Axenz, all starting at noon. There will be food, beer, wine and soda for sale. The Brass Differential Band will perform at 6:15 p.m. and they are sponsored by NEW Care, Inc. Crivitz will then start their fireworks display at 9:45 p.m. The event is sponsored by Witt’s Piggly Wiggly.

July 6, 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.

July 9

ANCIENT GARDENING TECHNIQUES FOR NORTHERN WISCONSIN. The Harmony Arboretum, N3890 County E, Peshtigo, will host this event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and will discuss how people have adapted their food cultivation practices to overcome soil, climatic and pest challenges for centuries. Common traditional soil amendments, landscape adaptations and companion plantings will be discussed, as well as contemporary applications of these techniques.

July 10

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

July 11

STORIES AT THE PARK. Lara Lakari from the Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, will read stories and do activities at Fred Carney Park, 230 Ogden St., Marinette, at 10 a.m. In case of inclement weather, the event will be canceled.

July 11 and Aug. 8

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.

July 12, Aug. 8

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.

July 12-14

MARINETTE LOGGING & HERITAGE FESTIVAL. The Marinette Logging and Heritage Festival will be held at the following places: Friday Fish Fry: Red Arrow Park; Friday Free Movie: Stephenson Island; Saturday and Sunday festival activities: Stephenson Island; Sunday Car Show: Stephenson Island. For more information, people may visit https://www.marinette.wi.us/264/Logging-Heritage-Festival.

July 13

PIANO CONCERT. Peshtigo 2019 graduate, Jordan Cooper, will perform a free piano concert for the community to take place at St. Mary Parish in Peshtigo at 1 p.m.  She looks forward to performing "Something for Everyone" including a variety of music genres.  There will be two brief intermissions for formal gown changes (provided by Bella Couture-Marinette) with complimentary treats and refreshments provided. Donations of a non-perishable food items will be accepted and appreciated.

July 15, 16, 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.

July 16

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

July 16, Aug. 13.

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/.

July 17

FAMILY FUN NIGHT. The Menominee Recreation Department is hosting Family Fun Night at the Great Lakes Memorial Marina Park from 6 to 8:15 p.m. with a movie at the bandshell showing of “The Incredibles 2,” sponsored by Gary’s Quality Foods of Wallace and Stephenson beginning at 8:30. Family Fun Night is a free event for families that consists of: games, prizes,

bounce houses, crafts, face painting, photo booth, Touch-a-Truck and more. Once again, the food and beverages will be provided by Jack’s Fresh Market and the game area will be sponsored by Cellcom. People are asked to bring blankets, and/or lawn chairs and wear appropriate attire for the movie. People may call the Menominee Recreation Department at 906-863-1737 for more information.

July 18

MENOMINEE KIWANIS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP GOLF OUTING. This event will be at Riverside Golf Club.  It will be a four-person, 18-hole scramble at $75 per person which includes greens fee, cart, and buffet dinner. Proceeds will provide scholarships for Menominee High School students. Prize money for first two teams in both gross and net divisions, plus prizes for on course events, including $10,000 and $15,000 hole-in-one cash prizes. Included are a bucket raffle, 50/50 raffle and other prize drawings.  For more information, people may call 906-290-2142 or contact any Kiwanis member.

July 18-21

MENOMINEE COUNTY FAIR. Menominee County Fair will be held at Shakey Lakes County Park in Stephenson, Mich. New this year will be Under the Lights Professional Wrestling Along an entertainment stage featuring, Sore on Sunday, Neon Detour, Alexis Ray and Billy Shears Band. It will also be having the Jack Pine Lumberjack show throughout the day on Saturday. Returning this year will be the Craft Beer and Wine Tasting Friday. It will also be having fan favorite truck and tractor pulls. Along with various livestock exhibits and shows. People may follow them on Facebook at MenCoFair or contact Eric Tickler at 906-250-7167 with any questions.

July 19

KAYAK TOUR. The Wild River Invasive Species Coalition will host a kayak paddle event at 9 a.m. at Memorial Park Launch in Menominee. Lindsay Peterson will lead a paddling tour to inform the public of invasive species and what they can do to help prevent their movement around the Great Lakes. For more information, people may call, 906-774-1550, ext. 102.

BEAT THE HEAT EXTRAVAGANZA. This event will be held by Aurora Medical Center-Bay Area’s Volunteer Services at the hospital’s patio under a tent at 3003 University Drive. It will include activities such as vendor sales, bake sale, dunk tank with local celebrities, children’s games, bucket raffles and arts and crafts. The annual raffle usually held in November will be held at his event with a drawing at 3 p.m. Tickets will soon be on sale in the hospital gift shop for $1 or 6 tickets for $5. Proceeds will be used for the comfort and care patients. For more information, people may call Shirley Olson at 715-801-0301 or Linda Campbell at 715-923-3151.

July 20

ANNUAL GARDEN WALK. The Harmony Arboretum, N3890 County E, Peshtigo, will host the Northern Lights Master Gardeners on a self-guided tour of local private and public gardens from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Same day tickets will be available at Harmony Arboretum. Adult tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the event; children 7 to 12 years old are $5 and children 6 or younger are free.

July 21-26

SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS. Marinette First United Methodist will be the host church for the summer youth camp to be held. The youth campers can be age 6 to 8 years old and 9 to 13 year. This year’s camp is sponsored by the Peshtigo United Methodist Church Youth Fund. Each day will start at 8 a.m. and finish at 3 p.m. A morning snack will be provided with meal at noon. To register, people may call the church office in Marinette at 715-735-6323 or the Peshtigo office at 715-582-4383 or 715-582-4388. The deadline to register is July 12 at 5 p.m.

July 23

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 “See you in the Cosmos” by Jack Cheng. People may order a copy of the book on InfoSoup.org or contact the library to borrow one.

July 22

NATURE’S NICHE. Held at the Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, at 2 p.m. Dino from Nature’s Niche will bring live animals and talk about the rainforest.

July 22- 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.

July 24.

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

AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB. Book Club at the Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, will meet at 1 p.m. to discuss “An American Family” by Khizr Khan.

July 27

MENEKAUNEE OLD TIMERS PICNIC. Held at noon at Red Arrow Park for anyone age 50 and older with ties to Menekaunee. Those attending should bring lawn chairs and beverages. Cost is $10 if paid by July 22; or $15 if paid after. Checks should be made payable and sent to Menekaunee Old Timers, 160 W Bay Shore St., Marinette, WI, 54143. People may call Sharon, 715-735-5577, for more information.

July 27 and 28

BROWN TROUT DERBY. Held at the Menominee Memorial Marina. This fishing contest is for cash and prizes along with raffles for other prizes. Food and refreshments will be provided by the American Legion Post 146. For more information, people may call Tom at 715-923-5615 or Jerry at 715-923-4254.

July 29-Aug. 1

DANCE CAMP. The YMCA will host a dance camp from 10 to 11 a.m. at the YMCA gymnasium. Over the week, participants will learn dance skills and movements and memorize a dance routine. All campers receive a free T-shirt. Registration is open for members and general public. This camp is for children age 6 to 12. The cost is $15 for members and $25 for the general. public.

July 30-Aug.29

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.

Aug. 1-4

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.

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. 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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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. 13

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

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. 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.

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.

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 28

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

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.

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.

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.

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. 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: Beaver America 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.

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