Now through April 13

LIONS CLUB ROSES. The Marinette Lions Club annual Roses for Spring Sale may be ordered until

April 6.  The cost is $15 for a dozen that will be delivered April 13 to a home or place of business.  To order, people may contact any Lions Club member or call Tim at 715-330-525.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit their scholarship fund.

Now through April 21

USED BOOK SALE. Communitywide, used book collection for the annual DKG Used Book Sale.  People can donate books in the collection boxes at Jack’s Fresh Markets, Menominee and Roosevelt Road stores, Marinette REC Center and 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.

Now through April 24

NORTH COUNTRY KICKERS DANCE LESSONS. Held at Equity Hall, Highway 64, west of Marinette, Wednesday nights. Beginners and people who are new to country dancing will come at 6 p.m. to learn the featured dance of the night, country dance basics and dance floor adequate. Open floor dancing will start at 6:30 p.m., followed by the featured dance lesson of the night at 7 p.m. There is a $4 fee for non-club members per lesson, which includes a dance lesson and a couple hours of dancing. Those attending may come solo, bring a friend or a partner. Dancing is for all ages. For more information, people may call Charles Bishop at 920-530-4373, Shar Swanson at 715-735-5548 or Dave Kvam at 715-735-5513.

Now through April 25

YMCA KINDER KICKS INDOOR SOCCER. Held at the Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA, 1600 West Drive, Menominee, Mondays 5 to 5:30 p.m. This program, for boys and girls ages 3 to 4, is offered to nurture preschoolers’ skills by working on the basics and working towards a structured sports environment, while working on listening skills and following direction. Registration includes a T-shirt, and will be available Feb. 11 for members and Feb. 18 for the general public. For more information, people may contact Terri Florek at tflorek@mmymca.org or 906-863-9983.

Now through April 30

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

Now through May 1

RIVER CITIES CONCERT ASSOCIATION SEASON MEMBERSHIPS ON SALE. Available at Heritage Hearing Care Menominee MI, Mattison Insurance Agency Marinette, Peshtigo Pharmacy, and online at rcconcerts.com. The 2018-2019 lineup is now available on the website. For more information, persons may call Ann Buscher at 715-735-3017.

Now through May 14

BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS. Held at the Marinette Senior Center, 1603 Ludington St., Tuesdays, for eight sessions, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The cost is $45 per person and is open to adults of all ages. Partners are not needed. Judy McAloon, an experienced dance instructor, will teach “Single Step, Triple Step & West Coast Swing.”  Advanced registration is required.  For more information or to register, people may contact the Marinette Senior Center during office hours, 715-732-1280.

Now through May 16

JOLLY TIMES GAME DAY. Family Room at Zion Lutheran Church, 2714 James St. (north entrance), Marinette, the first and third Thursday each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Games played have been pinochle, hand and foot, smear, cribbage, sheepshead, farkle, and Mexican train dominoes. Open to the public. No experience necessary. For more information, persons may call Sharon at 715-735-5577.

Now through May 24

DAR BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB – AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM. Registration is available at $20 per school year. There will be gym activities, homework help, arts and crafts, HAM Radio, social recreation, a free meal daily and more. The club is also open on no school days and early release days at no additional fee. For more information, persons may call 906-863-9512.

Now through June 1

ANNUAL 5K RIGGS RUN/WALK REGISTRATION. The fourth annual 5k Riggs Run/Walk for the Marinette Police Department’s K-9 Unit will be at 8 a.m. at Great Lakes Memorial Marina Park in Menominee. People can bring their dogs to walk or run with. Signup sheets are available at the Menominee YMCA, Mighty Pet in Menominee and Marinette City Hall. Signup sheets may also be printed off the YMCA website, mmymca.org. People should click on “Events” at the top of the page, then cursor down and click on RIGGS RUN.  A registration form can be sent in to the YMCA or dropped off in person. Registration forms must be received at the YMCA by May 6 to be guaranteed a shirt. Same day registration is available; however, T-shirts are not guaranteed. Corporate sponsorships are also available for $200; and donations may be made as well. People may email mpdk9runwalk@gmail.com for additional information.

Now through June 3

SAND LAKE CONSERVATION CAMP REGISTRATION. Held at Camp Bird Youth Camp, N8395 Caldron Falls Road, Crivitz. This camp is for Wisconsin and Upper Michigan youth attending grades 6 to 8 in September. It provides outdoor experiences, helps foster an appreciation for nature and introduces a variety of opportunities in natural resources and conservation careers. Topics to be discussed includes wildlife ecology, water quality, fisheries, forestry, outdoor skills and more. The fee is $100 until May 22; and $150 after May 22. Cut-off date is June 3 and space is limited; registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration information will be available by the end of February. For more information, people may call 715-732-7784 or visit http://www.marinettecounty.com and search for “Sand Lake” or “Sand Lake Conservation Camp.”

Now through June 7

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

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.

April 13

ANNUAL RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE. Held at Peace United Church of Christ, Tenth Street and Elizabeth Avenue, Marinette, from 7:30 a.m. to noon. The sale will be held in the basement of the church. There will be a $4 bag sale from 11 a.m. to noon. For more information, persons m

MENTAL HEALTH CONFERNCE. Crivitz High School, 400 South Ave., is holding a free Mental Health Wellness Conference. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the conference will run until 2:15 p.m. There will be a free lunch from 11:15 to noon. The goal of this conference is to bring mental health concerns "out of the dark" and to help the community. The conference is for teens and adults. There will be 14 breakout sessions for teens to choose from; and 17 for adults. For conference details and more information, people may go to www.crivitz.k12.wi.us or the Crivitz High School Facebook Page or call 715-735-7642.

EGG ROLL EVENT. The Marinette Recreation Department will hold an Egg Roll at the Community REC Center, 2501 Pierce Ave., at 10 a.m., in the turf center. There will be separate egg hunts for different age groups up to age 13. The event is free, but kids need to bring their own baskets. Donations are being accepted for candy, plastic eggs and other items.

April 15

SPRING PROGRAM REGISTRATION. The Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA Gymnasium, 1600 West Drive, Menominee, will have registration for swimming lessons, gymnastic classes and teams, Little Hero Hitters and Youth Night. Members can register April 8 and the general public on April 15.

April 16, 23, 30

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME. Held at Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, from 10 to 11 a.m. The program is for ages 3 to 6 with a parent of caregiver; siblings are welcome. The group will read stories, share rhymes and songs and explore learning through crafts, discovery tables and more. For more information, people may visit the library’s events page on Facebook or on the library’s website, marinettecountylibraries.org/marinette.

ITSY BITSY LIMITED. Held at the Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, at 11 a.m for children 3 years old or younger. This is a story time similar to Itsy Bitsy Story Time, but attendance is limited for children who need or want a smaller, more intimate story time. Preregistration is required and will be available online two weeks prior to the start of the session.

April 17

ALZHEIMER’S WORKSHOP. The ADRC of Marinette County, 2500 Hall Ave., will host a “Learn the Basics about memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease” from 2 to 3 p.m. The workshop is free of charge.  People may call the ADRC, 715-732-3850, to make a reservation.

GENEALOGY HELP SESSION. Held at the Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, from 2 to 4 p.m. Those who need help starting genealogy research or are stuck may meet with a member of the Marinette & Menominee Area Genealogy Group during this open session for personalized assistance. For more information, people may call 715-732-7570.

MEDICARE EDUCATION. As a part of the community education classes, the City of Marinette is having a class on Medicare and retirement. The class will be at the Community REC Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The instructor is Marcia Kanne of Main Street Health Insurance. Neither of which are connected to the Federal Medicare Program.

April 17, 24

ITSY BITSY STORY TIME. Held at Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, from 11 to 11:45 a.m. The program is for ages birth to 3 with a parent or caregiver. The group will play, sing, read and rhyme in ways that foster bonding and learning. For more information, people may call 715-732-7570.

April 22

GENEALOGY DISCUSSION GROUP. Held at the Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, 6 p.m. The group talks about genealogy-related topics. The Genealogy Discussion Group is open to anyone interested in researching family history. Each month, a member of the group shares research tips or resources to help other researchers conduct their own research at home. For more information, people may call Mariel at 715-732-7570.

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

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB. Held at Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, from 1 to 2 p.m. The group will talk about “Only Child” by Rhiannon Navin. People may borrow a copy of the book using the library’s website, www.infosoup.org. New members are welcome to join the conversation.

April 22-June 15

YMCA LITTLE HERO HITTERS. Held at the Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA Gymnasium, 1600 West Drive, Menominee, 5 to 5:30 p.m. This program is a program to help nurture a preschooler’s skills. Introductory skills help the children progress with sports fundamentals. The group will also work towards a structured sports environment while working on listening skills and following direction. A T-shirt is included in fees. The cost is $33 for members and $47 for the general public.

April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28

LIVING WELL WORKSHOP. Marinette County Elderly Services is sponsoring a six-week workshop about living well. The workshop will be at Northland Village, 1025 Pine Beach Road, from 1 to 3 p.m. People may call Marinette County Elderly Services office for more information or to register at 715-854-7453 or 800-990-4242. A $10-donation is requested and registration is required.

April 24

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB. Held at Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, from 1 to 2 p.m. The group will talk about “The Woman Who Smashed Codes” by Jason Fagone. People may borrow a copy of the book using the library’s website, www.infosoup.org. New members are welcome to join the conversation.

HOLY FAMILY ALTAR SOCIETY SPRING LUNCH. The Holy Family Catholic Church, 2715 Taylor St., is hosting a spring lunch that is open to the public, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holy Family social hall. For reservations, people may call Nora LaPlant at 715-735-3078. Tickets are $6.

GENEALOGY HELP SESSION. Held at the Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, from 5 to 7 p.m. Those who need help starting genealogy research or are stuck may meet with a member of the Marinette & Menominee Area Genealogy Group during this open session for personalized assistance. For more information, people may call 715-732-7570.

PAWS & TALES. Held at the Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, time slots are by appointment. This reading program is available for adults and children who want to build confidence in reading aloud. Readers can choose a book and practice reading out loud to a registered therapy dog. People may contact Lara Lakari at the library, 715-732-7570, for a time slot.

KINDERGARTEN PREVIEW NIGHT. Menominee Area Public Schools is in the process of registering Kindergarten-aged children for the 2019-2020 school year. Children who will be 5 years old by Sept. 1 are eligible to enter kindergarten. Kindergarten preview and parent night is from 5 to 6. People are asked to bring their child’s birth certificate and proof of residency to register their child for kindergarten. People will be able to sign up for a Kindergarten screening appointment for May 10 and obtain information regarding enrollment and kindergarten at Central School.

April 25

‘HEALTHY LIVING FOR YOUR BRAIN AND BODY.’ The ADRC of Marinette County will sponsor an Alzheimer's Education Class, "Healthy Living for your Brain and Body" to be held at Marinette County Elderly Services, 516 U.S. 141, Crivitz from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The workshop is free of charge. People may contact the ADRC at 715-732-3850 to make a reservation.

MARTINIS, MUSIC AND A MEDIUM. The Menominee Animal Shelter will sponsor an event at Murray's Irish Pub, 715 1st St., for food and a night of readings, music and martinis, plus a special silent auction. The event will feature Midwest Medium LoriAnn, music by Night Train Entertainment, along with Jenny Popelka with Memories Studios Photo Booth. Tickets cost $35 per person and can be purchased at JD 1st Real Estate, Murray's Irish Pub and the Menominee Animal Shelter.

April 26

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

April 26 and 27

USED BOOK SALE. Gigantic Used Book Sale is sponsored by Delta Kappa Gamma, an association of women educators. The sale will be at Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 1947 Riverside Drive, Marinette from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The church will sponsor a bake sale at the same times.

April 27

TREE AND SHRUB PRUNING SESSION. The City of Marinette Forestry Department will hold a free tree and shrub pruning seminar April 27 from 10 a.m. to noon. Residents from the area are invited to attend this session at the Marinette REC Center, 2501 Pierce Ave. This session will take place in the community room at the end of the hall. The main themes will center around proper pruning techniques on fruit and ornamental trees with an emphasis on proper pruning times and proper cuts. The department will then take that information and move onto shrubs. There will be a question and answer session at the event. For more information, people may call Todd Lapacz at 715-923-2800.

SPRING CRAFT AND VENDOR SHOW. The Spring Craft and Vendor Show, presented by the Peshtigo Woman's Club, will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Peshtigo High School. Admission is $2 or a canned food donation to the Peshtigo Food Pantry. For questions or information email peshtigowomansclub@hotmail.com or on Facebook, Peshtigo Woman's Club Art and Craft Show information.

HEALTHY KIDS DAY. Put on by the Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA, this event will take place at the Marinette High School and the Community REC Center. Marinette High School will have face painting, bouncy houses, swag bags for the first 700 kids, and more from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and free open swimming from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. At the REC Center, there will be free turf time and basketball from 9 to 1 p.m. People are asked to register at the school before going over to the Community REC Center. This event is free and open to the public.

April 27 and 28

NORTHWOODS QUILTERS ‘SEW’ CREATIVE QUILT SHOW. Held at Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy, high school campus, 1200 Main St., Marinette, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and April 28 from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature more than 100 quilts on display, a quilt raffle, a boutique featuring new items for sale, Attic Treasures will be available with gently used items, many mini raffles, demos, bed turning and vendors. Food, beverages and baked goods available for purchase. The public may enter quilts for a small fee, inquire at Quilters Haven, Menominee or Pine Street Quilts, Marinette. Raffle tickets may be purchased at either store or from any club member. For more information, people may call Linda 715-789-2272.

May 2

CUSTOMER SERVICE SEMINAR REGISTRATION. Presented by Jeff Anderson, regional tourism specialist, of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, at the Community REC Center, 2501 Pierce Ave., May 2 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. There is no cost to attend but reservations are required. People may email holly.meyer@mandmchamber.com to reserve a seat.

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER. Held at the Crivitz Veterans Park at 6:30 p.m. to pray for the state and nation.

May 3

RUMBLE AT THE REC. Held at the Community REC Center, 2501 Pierce Ave., Marinette, 5 to 10:30 p.m. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with the show beginning at 7:30. Those attending should distribute the five wrist bands and let each party member know what name the table is under in advance, so those attending can be ushered to the correct table upon arrival. Five complementary table gifts for party members will be at the table, as well as two event programs for each. Each table will also have a server to take food and drink orders, but those attending may order from the concession stand. During the event, there will be a 50/50 raffle, a presentation by an honor guard, a dedication and a 15-minute intermission. People should arrive 30 minutes prior to the event. Proper ID is required for alcohol purchases. Tickets may be purchased at https://marinette.recdesk.com/Community/Program?category=4&fbclid=IwAR2FIU3VWfxyHIcVaygFG6Y2v8Kjln8JVAaVHDmLwNbjZA3QP352SIdtreQ.

May 4

SPRING CRAFT AND BAKE SALE. Interfaith Manor, 1220 9th Ave., Menominee, will have a spring craft and bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon. There will be crafts and home-baked goods.

May 5

N.E.W. CONCERT BAND SPRING CONCERT. Held at W.J. Jones Auditorium, Marinette High School, 2135 Pierce Ave., Marinette, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The Northeastern Wisconsin Concert Band will perform its spring concert under the direction of Glen Reinke and Robert Berndt. For more information, people may visit newconcertband.com.

May 3, June 7

FREE EARLY DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENINGS. Menominee County Intermediate School District will conduct Early Childhood Developmental Screenings for Michigan children from birth through age 5 (if not attending school). Screenings are held from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Menominee County Intermediate School District, 1201 41st Ave., Menominee. Arrangements can be made for children located in the Carney-Nadeau and North Central school districts. Appointments are required; people may call the Menominee County ISD, 906-863-5665. Screening information for older individuals, ages 6 through 26, may be obtained from the child’s principal or by contacting the Menominee County ISD Director of Special Education at 906-863-5665, ext. 1012.

May 7

SPRING SALAD LUNCHEON. Resurrection Parish, 2607 18th St., Menominee, will hold this event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults; children younger than 5 eat for free. People may call 906-863-3405 for reservations. Walk-ins are welcome.

May 17

BOOTS AND BLING. St. Mary’s Parish will host a community celebration of Mother’s Day for all mothers, grandmothers, aunts and other women. There will be a DJ, dancing, food, root beer from Forgotten Fire Winery, games and prizes. Red and white wine will be available for purchase. There will be raffle prizes and portraits available for purchase by a professional photographer. Advance entry is $15 for one adult and one child and $20 at the door. There is a fee of $5 per additional child (two and younger are free) and $10 per additional adult. People are asked to make checks payable to St. Mary’s Parish and mail to Barb, St. Mary Parish

171 S Wood Ave. Peshtigo, WI, 54157. People may call 715-582-3876 for more information.

YMCA 2-MILE GLOW RUN/WALK. Held at the Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA Gymnasium, 1600 West Drive, Menominee, and doors at 8 a.m. where the first 100 will receive a glow baton. Day of registration is at 8:45. People who register before May 1 will get a T-shirt. The cost for an individual is $20 ($25 after May 1) and for a family of up to four, registration cost is $50 ($55 after May 1). People may register in person at the YMCA welcome desk, online at mmymca.org or over the phone with a debit or credit card.

May 18

MENOMINEE ANIMAL SHELTER ANNUAL SPRING RAFFLE. The Menominee Animal Shelter will have its Spring Raffle at the Whistle Stop (Pullman House) in Menominee. Doors open at 5 p.m., drawing starts at 6. Along with the food, drink and raffle drawings, a limited amount of items will be available for silent auction. The raffle grand prize is $1,000; second and third place, $500; fourth place, $200; and fifth through 10th place, $50. Participants do not need to be present to win cash prizes. Tickets cost $20 and include meal, one raffle entry and admission for two people and can be purchased at JD 1st Real Estate and the Menominee Animal Shelter.

May 19

PLANT SALE. Held at SS. Joseph and Edward Parish, 3308 County Trunk G, Porterfield, starting after Mass, approximately 9 a.m. Summer flower and vegetable garden plants will be available.

May 19-23

CORPORATE CHALLENGE. Local companies can take part in competition with other local businesses. Programs include Pictionary, a scavenger hunt, escape room,

volleyball, trivia, dodgeball, tug-of-war and more. People may email michell@mmymca.org for more information.

May 24-Oct. 8

PESHTIGO FIRE MUESUM. The Peshtigo Fire Museum opens May 24 through 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.

May 25

RED, WHITE & MUSIC FEST. The Village of Crivitz will host this festival from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Crivitz Community Veterans Park. This is a free event, no carry-ins allowed because food and drink will be for sale. Kids’ activities will be from noon to 5; live bands at 11; Greatest Hits Polka Band at 2; Haley Grace and The Rebels at 6. All proceeds will go to future park improvements.

May 23-Aug. 29

CRIVITZ FLEA AND FARMERS MARKET. 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.

May 25-Aug. 31

CRIVITZ FOOD PANTRY WEEKLY RUMMAGE SALE. Held at Crivitz Food Pantry, 216 S U.S. 141, Saturdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

May 28

MARINETTE HERITAGE MUSEUM OPENING. 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 1

MARINETTE POLICE K9 UNIT RUN/WALK. The run/walk event will be held at the Great Lakes Menominee Marina, 920 Doyle Drive. Registration is from 7 to 7:45 a.m. and the race starts at 8. For more information, people may see the official rules at mmymca.org under events. Adult Run/Walk cost is $20, children ages 6 to 12 is $10 and children 5 and younger are free (shirt not included). Day of cost for registration is $25 (shirt is not guaranteed.) People may contact Tim Pelzek at mpdk9runwalk@gmail.com or Jenni Campbell at jenni@mmymca.org for more information.

FLEA MARKET AND BREAKFAST. The Menominee First United Methodist Church will host a flea market and breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon at the church, 601 10th Ave., Menominee. Sale items will be in the church foyer and gathering room with overflow outside. Baked French toast, sausage, juice and coffee is on the menu. The cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children 10 and older and free for kids younger than 10. People may contact 906-864-2555 for more information.

June 1 and 2

ROUNDUP RODEO. The roundup is in Carney at 5 p.m. June 1, and 2 p.m. June 2. Local youth may actively participate by competing in the amateur events, the royalty pageant or the children's games during the rodeo performance. People may contact Kendra at 906-280-3512 if they have any questions.

June 2

MILITARY HONOR CEMETERY WALK. Marinette Genealogy Group will present its annual cemetery walk at the Forest Home Cemetery. This walk will tell the stories of a few of the veterans buried within the cemetery. All proceeds will be donated toward the perseveration of the historic chapel that sits within the cemetery. Guided tours will start at 1 p.m. and leave every 15 minutes. Tickets will be $5 per person; all veterans may attend for free. Participants are welcome to bring portable chairs, wheel chairs, wagons or bicycles. People may contact Joan Pace at the Forest Home Cemetery with questions at 715-732-5173.

June 7

‘MY JOURNEY IN PUBLISHING.’ The Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Will host Linda S. Godfrey at 3:30 p.m. She will present “My Journey in Publishing: From Mild-Mannered Reporter to Nationally Known Author on Werewolves, Bigfoot and Other Strange Things.” For more information, people may go to marinettecountylibraries.org.

June 8

LIBRARY IN BLOOM. The Friends of the Menominee County Library will hold a “Library in Bloom” plant sale. They are currently looking for anyone willing to donate plants, garden art, garden tools, etc. for the sale. The library will accept donations of the plants June 6 and 7 before the sale. If people need to make other arrangements, they may contact the library. For more information, people may contact or visit the Menominee County Library at 906-753-6923, www.uproc.lib.mi.us/menominee/ or  S. 319 Railroad St., Stephenson.

June 11

CONCERTS IN THE PARK SERIES. Hayley Grace & Alexis Ray will perform at the Stephenson Island bandshell from 6 to 8 p.m.

June 20

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

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.

June 30

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/.

July 16

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

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 27

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

Aug. 10

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

42ND ANNUAL SILVER CLIFF FIRE AND RESCUE AUXILIARY PICNIC. Held at Silver Cliff Park, County Trunk C, west of Crivitz, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Raffles, Country Store, adult and children's games, music, chicken booyah, brats, hamburgers, corn on the cob, Snack Shack, T-shirts, etc. will be available. The event will be preceded by a parade at 10 a.m. (along County Trunk C) with community floats, antique vehicles and area fire departments and rescue squads.

Aug. 13

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

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 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.

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. 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. 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.

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, the Christian Motorcycle Association, Our Savior's Women's Groups and Our Savior's Youth Group. Groups interested in joining this program, volunteers and food donations are welcome. For more information, people may begin by calling Our Savior’s Office 715-735-3101.

SILVER SNEAKERS/FLEX STRENGTH AND BALANCE CLASSES. Held at Northland Lutheran Home 1025 Pine Beach Road, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 10:45 am. Classes help persons become stronger, improve balance, and decrease the risk of falling. Classes also held in Peshtigo. For more information, persons may call Kristine at 814-397-4769 (Marinette).

AQUATIC EXERCISE CLASSES. Bay Area Mobility Centers holds one-hour aquatic exercise sessions weekdays at 3117 Shore Drive, Marinette. For class information, people may call the Bay Area Mobility Center, 715-732-5111.

BEND AND STRETCH EXERCISE. Program sponsored by the Marinette Recreation Department. Floor and flexibility exercises held Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9-9:45 a.m. at the Duer Gym, 402 Williams St., Marinette. Punch cards are available for purchase at the Civic Center. For more information, people may call 715-732-5222.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS CLASSES. Chair Yoga, Beginner Yoga, Yoga/Pilates, Chair Exercise, Ballroom Dance and Zumba Core and Glutes classes are all offered at the Marinette Senior Center, 1603 Ludington St., Marinette. For more information and to register in advance, people may call 715-732-1280 or visit ttp://www.marinette.wi.us/index.php/explore/senior-center.

MARINETTE SENIOR CENTER OFFERINGS/INFORMATION. Individuals 50 or older qualify to become a member of the Marinette Senior Center. Yearly membership is $5 per person or $9 a couple. The center offers a variety of activities, exercise opportunities, crafts, and monthly newsletter. Marinette County also prepares and services meals Monday through Friday on site at a reasonable cost. For more information or to rent the Marinette Senior Center for an event, people may call 715-732-1280 or email seniorcenter@marinette.wi.us.

RCCP SWIM LESSONS. Held at the River Cities Community Pool for children 6 months and older.  Persons may visit the website www.rivercitiespool.org for days and times. All instructors are Red Cross WSI certified. For more information, persons may call 715-735-0585.

RCCP INSANITY LIVE CLASSES. Held at River Cities Community Pool inside the UW-Marinette Fieldhouse gym, Mondays at 6 a.m.  Classes are free to members of RCCP and $5 for non-members and are suitable for all fitness levels.  For more information, persons may call 715-735-0585.

RCCP CARDIO STIX CLASS. Held at River Cities Community Pool inside the UW Marinette Fieldhouse gym, Thursdays at 6 a.m.  Classes are free to members of RCCP and $5 for non-members. This is a drum stick workout class suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. For more information, persons may call 715-735-0585.

RCCP LAND YOGA CLASSES. Held at River Cities Community Pool inside the UW Marinette Fieldhouse gym, Tuesdays and Fridays at 6 a.m.  Classes are free to members of RCCP and $5 for non-members.  For more information, persons may call 715-735-0585.

RCCP AQUATIC EXERCISE CLASSES. Held at River Cities Community Pool, 1125 University Drive, Marinette, 6 days a week. Class type and times vary so persons may visit rivercitiespool.org for full class schedule. For more information, persons may call 715-735-0585.