Now through Dec. 16

PRESBYTERIAN PEANUTS. Presbyterian peanuts will be available from the Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 1947 Riverside Ave, Marinette. A one-pound bag of large peanuts is $8. To purchase peanuts, the church asks that people place an order. To order, people may call 715-735-3025 from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday.

Now through Dec. 19

TRIPLE C RIDER ANNUAL TOY COLLECTION. The Triple C Rider annual toy collection for hospitalized children will start Nov. 19 and go through Dec. 19. The collected toys are given to Aurora Medical Center-Bay Area, Bellin Health Hospital in Oconto and St. Clair Hospital in Oconto Falls. The hospitals give toys to children who are patients during the Christmas season and in 2020 until they are gone. The toys in highest demand have been stuffed toys, coloring books with crayons and games that can be played while in the hospital. People may drop off toys at the following locations: Apple Jack's Restaurant & Pub, Marinette; The Brothers Three, Oconto; Camp Shakey, Stephenson; Cozzy Polaris, Marinette; Piggly Wiggly, Crivitz; Dan & Tim's Riverside, Crivitz; Embers 1871, Peshtigo; George Webb Restaurant, Peshtigo; Lee's Family Foods, Peshtigo; Little Nugget Food & Spirits Golf Course, Wallace; Loopy's II, Marinette; the Menominee Senior Center, Menominee; Nevaeh Salon, Marinette; Peshtigo Pub & Grill, Peshtigo; Racer's Rail, Sobieski; Schooner Pub & Grill, Menominee, Schloegel's Bay View Restaurant, Menominee; Terry's Last Stop, Marinette; Thompson's Market, Oconto; United True Value Hardware, Oconto; the Marinette Welcome Center; and Menominee Industrial, Menominee. For more information, people may contact David Kvam, Triple C Rider toy coordinator, at 715-7345-5513 or 715-587-6552.

Now through Dec. 23

NORTHWOODS QUILTER’S QUILT DISPLAY. Northwoods Quilters will have quilts on display at Spies Public Library, 940 1st St., Menominee. The quilts were made doing the “President’s Color Challenge” which is using a color of one’s first initial.

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.

Dec. 14

DA SANTA SPEEDO 5K RUN/WALK. The DAR Boys and Girls Club and the River Cities Community Pool Association is hosting a 5K run/walk with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m., and the race at 10. There will also be a free warm up at 9 with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Registration is $25 prior to the event, with day-of registration $30. The fee includes an official Da Santa Speedo T-shirt. Festive Christmas costumes are encouraged. Awards will be given for the fastest times and for best dressed for men and women. To register, people may call Kasey at the River Cities Community Pool at 715-735-0585.

HOLIDAY HARMONY COOKIE AND CRAFT SALE. The HCE (Home and Community Education) will hold its Holiday Harmony Cookie Sale/Craft sale at the Marinette Senior Center from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Members from each club brings at least five dozen Christmas cookies and that day an assortment of cookies are arranged on plates by the bakers dozen. Equity Club is in charge of coffee, punch and goodies for people while they shop.

SUPPLY DRIVE. Girls Day is teaming up with Project Give to have a day to pamper woman. The groups will be collecting teenage girl hygiene products; for example: lotions, deodorants, body sprays, etc. While talking with each vendor, attends can learn how to take control of their health Naturally. The drive and presentations will be at Heritage Hearing Care, 705 10th Ave. from 9 to noon.

Dec. 14 and 15

“MESSIAH, HEAVEN’S GLORY” CHRISTMAS CANTATA. Calvary Church Assembly of God, W1498 Highway 64, will present a Christmas Cantata titled “Messiah, Heaven’s Glory.” The cantata is a ready-to-sing Christmas story arranged by Russell Mauldin, with narration by Sue C. Smith. The selections are a combination of Handel's Messiah, popular Christmas carols and contemporary worship songs. A matinee performance will be presented Saturday at 4 p.m. and then again on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. There is no cost for this event. If people have any questions or need directions to the church, they may call 715-735-7289.

Dec. 16

GENEALOGY DISCUSSION GROUP. Local genealogists meet at the Stephenson Public Library at 6 p.m. to learn from one another about resources and research techniques. Genealogists of all experience levels are welcome. People may contact Mariel Carter to be added to the email list for handouts, program updates and reminders for upcoming sessions.

PARENT/CHILD PLAYGROUP. Spies Public Library holds a parent/child playgroup Mondays from 10:30 to noon for children up to five years old. Play activities will focus on everyday ways that parents can help their children build early literacy skills. This group is sponsored by the Menominee County Great Start Collaborative. For more information, people may call 906-863-5665, ext. 1018.

Dec. 16 - Jan. 5

WINTER PROGRAM AND FITNESS SESSIONS REGISTRATION. The Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA registration for its Winter Program and Fitness Sessions will be open for members on Dec. 16 and Dec. 23 for the general public. The eight-week winter programming runs Dec. 30-Feb. 22 and 12-week fitness session I runs Dec. 29-March 21. People may register by calling 906-863-9983 or online at Fitness registration must be done by phone or stopping into the Y. People can view its offerings online under programs on its website.

Dec. 17

SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS DINNER. The Annual Senior Citizens “Christmas Dinner,” hosted by the Peshtigo School District, will be held at 12:30 p.m.  The dinner will be free of charge but it is requested that people call the high school office at 715-582-3711 to reserve a seat. Those planning to attend are reminded not to arrive before 12:15 p.m. as student meals are being served prior to that time.  Parking will be available on Green Street and Ellis Avenue. 

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME. The Stephenson Public Library holds this story time for children ages 3 to 6 at 10 a.m. The library staff will read stories, share rhymes and songs, and explore learning through crafts, discovery tables and more.

Dec. 18

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK. The Stephenson Public Library hosts a book club Wednesdays at 1 p.m. December’s book is ‘The Girls of Atomic City” by Denise Kiernan. People may order a copy of the book on or contact the library to borrow one.

FAMILY RESEARCH HELP SESSIONS. The Marinette and Menominee Area Genealogy Group meet at the Stephenson Public Library from 5 to 7 p.m. to help others in genealogy research. For more information or to schedule a personalized session, people may send an email request to

ITSY BITSY STORY TIME. The Stephenson Public Library hosts this story time for children up to age 3 at 11 a.m. They will play, read and rhyme in ways that can foster bonding and learning.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE. Menominee High School, 2101 18th St., is holding a holiday open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with lunch at 12:30. The halls will be decorated based on Christmas songs. Lunch is $3 and there will be bingo and arts and crafts. People are asked to RSVP by Dec. 13 to Nikki Mathieu at 906-863-7814, ext. 224.

Dec. 22

CHRISTMAS MUSICAL ‘CAKE’. The Calvary Church Assembly of God, W1498 Highway 64, Marinette, will hold its Christmas musical “Cake” at 10:30 a.m. There is no admission cost and childcare will be provided for children younger than 5 years old. “Cake” is about a group of students who get assigned a group project over Christmas break and must become much more than just a group of kids. If people need questions or directions to the church, people may call 715-735-7289.

SPARK CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM. Zion Lutheran Church, 2714 James St., Marinette, will celebrate the fourth Sunday of Advent at 9:30 a.m., and included in that worship will be the SPARK Children's Christmas Program. All are invited to bring family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. All are welcome.

Dec. 24

FAITH CHURCH CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES. Faith Church, 350 N. Stephenson Ave., Peshtigo, will have its Christmas Eve services at 3 and 5 p.m.

CANDLELIGHT SERVICE. Zion Lutheran Church, 2714 James St., Marinette, will be celebrating the birth of Jesus with a Christmas Eve Candlelight service at 8 p.m. and will include Holy Communion, a children's message and the choir singing three pieces. All are welcome to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Dec. 30

AMERICAN RED CROSS BABYSITTING SAFETY COURSE. The Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA is holding an American Red Cross Babysitting Safety Course that teaches children what they should know to care for small children. Attendees are asked to bring a bag lunch and a water bottle. People may register online at or call 906-863-9983. The class will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is open to members for $30 and open to the public for $60.

Dec. 20-Jan. 6

WINTER READING CLUB (all ages). The Stephenson Public Library will have a read along with the Winter Reading Club. People may pick up a Winter Reading Club Tracking Sheet from the library. Check off activities as one completes them in the library or at home. Those who return the tracking sheet to the front desk of the library by Jan. 6, will receive one ticket for every completed activity (earning up to 10 tickets). The tickets will be used to enter a drawing for prizes.

Dec. 31 and Jan. 1

NEW YEARS MASSES. Resurrection Catholic Church, 2607 18th St., Menominee, and Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1016 10th Ave., Menominee have announced its times for its New Years' masses. Resurrection will hold a New Year's Eve Mass Dec. 31 at 4:30 p.m. and a New Year's Day Mass Jan. 1 at 8:30 a.m. Holy Spirit will hold a New Year's Eve Mass Dec. 31 at 4 p.m. and a New Year's Day Mass Jan. 1 at 9 a.m.


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.

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


FREE COMMUNITY MEAL PROGRAM. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (except holidays) from 4:30-5:15 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 80 W. Russell St., Marinette. Anyone is welcome. For more information, people may call 715-735-7448.

THE LORD’S DINER. This is an ongoing evening meal program that is held Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Pierce Avenue and University Drive, Marinette. This meal program serves a variety of hot meals and includes a food pantry. Volunteers design menus and prepare meals including: Green salads, main dishes and desserts, all from scratch. There are now eight local sponsored groups: There are now 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

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

RCCP SWIM LESSONS. Held at the River Cities Community Pool for children 6 months and older. Persons may visit the website 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 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.