Now through 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.

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 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 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.

GOLF SCRAMBLE. The Crivitz Court of The Catholic Order of Foresters will host its Benefit Golf Scramble Desmidt's Golf Course in Crivitz. This is a matching fund event to benefit the local St. Vincent de Paul conference which covers Amberg, Wausaukee and Crivitz. This is a nine-hole scramble, two-person teams, men or women, $60 per team; which includes golf, cart, prizes and a chicken dinner. Further information can be obtained by contacting chairman John Holley at 715-757-3607.

CAR SEAT CHECK UP. Safe Kids Marinette County will hold a free car seat inspection event at Riverside Auto Group, 4030 Hall Ave., from 9 a.m. to noon, where nationally-certified technicians can teach people to properly install a car seat. People may call 715-732-7670 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.

BRAT FRY. The Marinette Menominee Area Chamber Foundation there will hold a brat fry at the Menominee Jack's Fresh Market location. All proceeds will be given to the kids of the Marinette, Menominee Peshtigo and Porterfield. In August there will be an event that will showcase what this community has to offer for kids after school. With combining all four school districts into one place, it will allow the foundation to reach more students. There will be activities that day for the students that include: various clubs and organizations showing these parents healthy opportunities for after school activities, a bounce house for the kids to play in, hygiene packs, vision tests, haircuts, a good meal provided by partnering businesses and many more events planned.

June 8, 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 9

HOPE MEMORIAL RELAY. The annual Barb Palzewic Hope Memorial Relay will be held at the Stephenson Sports Complex. There will be a 20K relay with teams of one to four members and a $100 minimum pledge per team. Registration is at 8 a.m., with the relay beginning at 10. There will also be a 5K run/walk which will have registration at 10, beginning at noon. All pledges are welcome. There will be face painting and an egg hunt for children starting at 11 a.m. There will be concessions throughout the day and a bake sale. There will be a silent auction as well as bucket raffles and three individual raffles. All funds are distributed to cancer patients of Marinette and Menominee counties. People may check their website, hopememorialrelay.com, for more information.

June 10

SUMMER BLAST OFF PARTY. Held at the Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., from 1 to 2 p.m., people will blow bubbles, paint with chalk and play games. Attendees are encouraged to dress for outdoor play and wear sunscreen.

June 10- 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.

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 11, 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/.

ALZHEIMER’S EDUCATION CLASS. Alzheimer's Education Class "Understanding and responding to dementia related behavior" to be held at the Northwood's Café (MCES) 516 U.S. 141, Crivitz, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. People can learn how to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease. People may call the ADRC at 715-732-3850 to RSVP.  The class is presented by Teresa West — ADRC, dementia care specialist.

June 11, 18, 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 11, 18, 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 11- 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.

June 12.

MOSS GARDENS. The Harmony Arboretum, N3890 County E, Peshtigo, and the Master Gardner volunteers will showcase how moss can be used in the home landscape in this event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The newly renovated shade garden will house this discussion.

BANDS AT BADGER. Daze ’2 Nites will perform at Badger Park in Peshtigo. Concessions will start at 5 p.m. and the performance will be from 6 to 8.

ADOPT-A-SHELF TRAINING (ages 8 to 18). Meet with Lara Lakari at the Stephenson Public Library at 1 p.m. to find out how to adopt a shelf at the library. One training session is required in order to volunteer for this program.

MCHOPE NIGHT. The Salvation Army and McDonald’s are teaming up for this event at the McDonald’s in Menominee from 4 to 7 p.m. At this event 10% of every item sold during that time will go to The Salvation Army in Marinette to benefit their back to school efforts.

June 12, 19, 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 13 and 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.

June 13, 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.

June 14

YOUTH NIGHT AT THE Y. The Greater Marinette Menominee YMCA is hosting a youth night from 7 to 9 p.m. Children exiting grades 5-8 are invited to exclusive use of the Y, including areas that are usually off limits such as the adult locker rooms where the hot tubs and steam rooms are found. They will have use of the pool and gymnastics center. If the weather cooperates, there will be a bonfire with a DJ along with outdoor games. Pre-registration recommended and open to the first 150 children. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for the general public.

June 14, 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.

June 15

JIM HODGE MEMORIAL RUN. The 2019 Jim Hodge 5k/10k Run/Walk will take place at the Menominee YMCA, 1600 West Dr., at 8 a.m. Race day registration will be from 7 to 7:45, cash or check only, in the YMCA gym. Registration is now open online at bamc.org which will take people to the registration page. Cost is $25 for adults, $15 for children 16 and younger. Those who register before June 5 will receive a free race T-shirt.  A bucket raffle will also be offered before the race, with prizes awarded immediately following the run. All proceeds from the run are kept local and donated to BAMC Foundation for support of the Cardio-Pulmonary

Rehabilitation Center at BAMC. The run also encourages organ donation.

AUTHOR VISIT. John Harvey is the author of “The Stillness of the Living Forest: A Year of Listening and Learning,” a book on nature observation and connection with nature. At this presentation, Harvey will talk about how he made the commitment to sit in the same spot in the woods.

HARMONY BY THE BAY. Harmony by the Bay will be a part of the Menominee Historic Downtown Farmers Market, 1st Street and 8th Avenue from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

June 16

CAR SHOW. Atrium, 501 2nd St., Menominee, is hosting a car show in their parking lot from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be a music presentation by the “Goodfellas” from 1 to 2:20 and a trophy presentation at 2:30. Trophies will be awarded for resident choice, best of show and farthest traveled. No registration fee, but donations are accepted. All proceeds benefit Atrium Post Acute Care’s activity department. For more information or to register, people may call Cassie Emmer at 920-544-1696.

June 17-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.

June 17, 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 18

VEGETABLE GARDEN PEST MANAGEMENT. Held at the Harmony Arboretum, N3890 County E, Peshtigo, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The discussion will focus on insects, diseases and weeds that can negatively impact vegetables. Extension Horticulture Agent Scott Reuss will lead the discussion and hands-on identification session.

SATURN V LEGO TEAM BUILD. Held at the Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, from 1 to 3 p.m., this event is for people aged 12 to adults. People will work with James to build a model Lego Saturn V rocket. To participate, people may register at the front desk. The program is sponsored by the Stephenson Public Library with the support of Thrivent Financial.

June 19

ALZHEIMER’S EDUCATION CLASS. Alzheimer's Education Class "Effective Communication Strategies" to be held at the ADRC of Marinette County, 2500 Hall Ave., Marinette, from 1 to 2:30 pm. People can learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help a person connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. People may call the ADRC at 715-732-3850 to RSVP. This class is presented by Teresa West — ADRC, dementia care specialist.

June 19, 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 20

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

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 23

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.

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 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.

June 17 and 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.

June 29

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 solois,t 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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.

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. 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.