Now through 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 www.mmymca.org. Fitness registration must be done by phone or stopping into the Y. People can view its offerings online under programs on its website.

Now through 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.

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. 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.

OUR SAVIORS CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES. A service in celebration of Christ's birth will be held at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 1600 University Drive.  The service will be led by the Rev. Schoen at 5 p.m.  Everyone is welcome. For information, people may call the church office at 715-735-3101.

GRACE EPISCOPAL SERVICES. Grace Episcopal Church, 922 10th Ave., is having Christmas Eve services at 4:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Dec. 25

JULOTTA SERVICE. Bethel Mission Covenant Church, W5213 No. 14 Road, Wallace, is hosting a Julotta (Christmas) “morning just before dawn” service. Julotta is a candlelight service held at 7 a.m. The Christmas story will be read in Swedish and singing of traditional Christmas carols. Gary Anderson will share a short meditation. All are welcome.

PIONEER PRESBYTERIAN CANDLELIGHT SERVICE. Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 1947 Riverside Drive, Marinette, will have its Christmas Eve candlelight service at 5 p.m. with special music and scripture giving the background of Christmas.

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 mmymca.org 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. 31

PIZZA PARTY. Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 1947 Riverside Drive, Marinette, is hosting a New Year’s Pizza Party for single people ages 20 and older from 5 to 7 p.m. Children will be included in separate games with prizes and activities by age.  Transportation can be provided if needed.

People are asked to register by Dec. 30 by calling 715-735-6988.

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.

2020

Jan. 7

DOG TRAINING CLASSES. Tri-County Dog Training Academy dog obedience classes will be held at the Marinette Armory, 2000 Mary St., Marinette.  Advanced registration is suggested as classes are limited.  Orientation will take place at 7 p.m. with registration starting at 6:30 p.m.  Dogs do not attend orientation night.  The academy offers Puppy, Beginner, and Advanced levels.  For more information and an enrollment form, people may call 906-792-5989 or visit them at www.tricountydogtraining.org.  People can also find them on Facebook.

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 dayooperplunge@gmail.com.

Feb. 4

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

March 31

DOG TRAINING CLASSES. Tri-County Dog Training Academy dog obedience classes will be held at the Marinette Armory, 2000 Mary St., Marinette.  Advanced registration is suggested as classes are limited.  Orientation will take place at 7 p.m. with registration starting at 6:30 p.m.  Dogs do not attend orientation night.  The academy offers Puppy, Beginner, and Advanced levels.  For more information and an enrollment form, people may call 906-792-5989 or visit them at www.tricountydogtraining.org.  People can also find them on Facebook.

May 3

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

Sept. 8

DOG TRAINING CLASSES. Tri-County Dog Training Academy dog obedience classes will be held at the Marinette Armory, 2000 Mary St., Marinette.  Advanced registration is suggested as classes are limited.  Orientation will take place at 7 p.m. with registration starting at 6:30 p.m.  Dogs do not attend orientation night.  The academy offers Puppy, Beginner, and Advanced levels.  For more information and an enrollment form, people may call 906-792-5989 or visit them at www.tricountydogtraining.org.  People can also find them on Facebook.

Ongoing

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

THE LORD’S DINER. This is an ongoing evening meal program that is held Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Pierce Avenue and University Drive, Marinette. This meal program serves a variety of hot meals and includes a food pantry. Volunteers design menus and prepare meals including: Green salads, main dishes and desserts, all from scratch. There are now 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 http://www.marinette.wi.us/index.php/explore/senior-center.

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

MARINETTE SENIOR CENTER OFFERINGS/INFORMATION. Individuals 50 or older qualify to become a member of the Marinette Senior Center. Yearly membership is $10 per person. The center offers a variety of activities, exercise opportunities, crafts, and monthly newsletter. Marinette County also prepares and services meals Monday through Friday on site at a reasonable cost. For more information or to rent the Marinette Senior Center for an event, people may call 715-732-1280 or email seniorcenter@marinette.wi.us.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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