Now through April 2

STRENGTH TRAINING PROGRAM FOR WOMEN AND MEN IN OCONTO COUNTY. UW-Extension of Oconto County will be offering its Strong Bodies class as part of its Health Promotion Program. Classes will be offered in Oconto Falls at Grace Lutheran Church, 501 S. Main St. This winter session will be held twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 10 a.m., classes begins Feb. 4 and ends April 2. The class includes progressive weight training, flexibility and balance exercises. Registration for participants is currently open. For more information, people may contact Extension Oconto County office at 920-834-6845.

Now through April 9

SOUP & SERMON SERIES. Holy Family Parish, 2715 Taylor St., Marinette, is sponsoring a Soup and Sermon series on Wednesdays during the season of Lent. The weekly gatherings will be from noon to 1. Soup and Sermon provides a lunchtime meal of homemade soup, bread and desserts and the opportunity to listen to a variety of speakers who will offer a reflection on the upcoming Sunday’s Gospel. The public is invited to attend these ecumenical gatherings. For more information about Soup and Sermon, people may contact Holy Family Parish at 715-735-9100.

Now through April 10

ROSES FOR SPRING SALE. The Marinette Lions Club is holding its annual Roses for Spring sale. Roses are $15 per dozen and are available in a variety of colors. Roses must be preordered. They will be delivered April 18. You may order from any Lion's member or by calling Tim at 715-330-5250. Proceed from the sale will be used for scholarships.

Now through April 15

DANCE LESSONS. The North Country Kickers dance club will start weekly dance lessons Wednesday nights, Jan. 29 until April 15, at Equity Hall, Highway 64, west of Marinette. The club invites all beginners and people who are new to country dancing to 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. Followed by the featured dance lesson of the night for all at 7. There is a $4 fee for non-club members per lesson, which includes a dance lesson and a couple hours of dancing. 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 until April 25

BOARD ON SATURDAY DROP IN. The Stephenson Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. People may come any time during the day to borrow a board game or a puzzle from the front desk of the library, using a library card or photo ID.

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.

Now through May 31

COMMUNITY GARDEN BEDS AVAILABLE. The Menominee Community Garden is now renting 24 raised garden beds located at 800 7th St., Menominee. Reservation forms can be picked up at Spies Public Library, the Menominee City Hall or Recreation Department, Menominee Senior Center, YMCA or the Public Health Department in Menominee. 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.

Now through Dec. 31

READING CHALLENGE. The Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, will offer a reading challenge for teens and adults. The challenge is to read 50 books in different categories. Categories include: A book written by an author under 30 years old, with an antonym in the title, of short stories, that is a mystery, that will make you cry, that you never finished and recommended by a friend. To help get ideas for books that fall into each category, people may check out the book displays in the Adult Fiction area on the second floor. Each month books that fit into one of the categories will be on display.

March 14

PUZZLE POTLUCK. The Stephenson Public Library will hold a puzzle potluck 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. People may bring an old puzzle to trade at the Puzzle Potluck. People should leave a puzzle for someone else to use and find a new one to take home.

BAG, BITES AND BREWS. The public is invited to come try their luck at the Bags, Bites and Brews event that will be held in the St. Mary's Gym in Peshtigo with registration from 1 to 2 p.m. and the tournament until 5. People will try their chance in the cornhole tournament and meat/seafood raffle. There will be food and beverages available for purchase including beer and non-alcoholic beverages The cornhole tournament is a double elimination with a losers bracket. American cornhole rules apply. Early registration is $40 per a team of two players. The day of registration is $50 per a team of two players. Cash prizes awarded to the top three places. If people would like to do early bird registration, they may please email tanessaklug@gmail.com. In the email, include player names, contact info and mailing address. The meat and seafood raffle will have 20 high-end meat/seafood baskets worth $25-$30 each. If one wishes to try their luck they can purchase a $5 paddle for each round or a golden paddle for $100 that will enter a person into every round. There will be 20 rounds total. The proceeds benefit St. Mary's Parish in Peshtigo.

March 14 and April 4

ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC. The Stephenson Public Library will open its piano to musicians for an acoustic event at 1 p.m. Musicians of all abilities are welcome to sign up to play a song or two. Audience members are also needed. People who like to listen to live music and encourage public performance of music may attend to be part of a friendly audience. To sign up to play a song, people may contact the library.

March 15

LENTEN CARD PARTIES. Held by the Women of Faith of St. Mary Parish, Peshtigo, in the school’s gym. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. and playing will begin at 1. Smear and Pinochle will be played with a charge of $5 at the door. Weekly prizes are $25 and $50 grand prize after the third series. 50/50 tickets will also be sold. Lunch will be served. The public is invited.

March 17 and 24

HAM RADIO CLASS. The M&M Amateur Radio Club will be offering a class to help people prepare to get an amateur radio license. The class will be held at NWTC Room MNSC108 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. There is no charge for the class but there is a $15 fee to take the FCC exam. If people are interested, they may register on the club website, WP8IF.com. People may also call Doug at 906-863-2492 to register.

March 17, 31, April 7, 14, 21 and 28

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME (ages 3 to 6). The Stephenson Public Library offers a preschool story time at 10 a.m. They will read stories, share rhymes and songs, and explore learning through crafts and discovery tables. Children may attend with a caregiver present; siblings are also welcome to attend.

March 18

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB. The Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette’s book club will meet at 1 p.m. to talk about “Mama’s Last Hug” by F. B. M. de Waal. People may order a copy of the book on infosoup.org or contact the library to borrow one.

March 18, April 1, 8, 15 and 29

ITSY BITSY STORY TIME. The Stephenson Public Library will hold this story time from 10 to 11 a.m. This is for parents and caregivers help infants and toddlers build early literacy skills through songs, stories, movement and play.

March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15 and 29

FAMILY RESEARCH HELP SESSIONS. The Stephenson Public Library holds genealogy research help sessions from 5 to 7 p.m. Members from the Marinette and Menominee Genealogy Group will be on hand to help people. For more questions or to schedule a personalized session, people may send an email request to: mandmareagenealogy@gmail.com.

March 18, April 1 and 15

PAWS AND TALES. The Stephenson Public Library has therapy dogs available to help people become a more confident and fluent reader. Readers are asked to arrive 5 minutes before their time slot and can select books at the library or supply their own. To find out more or make an appointment to read to a dog, contact the children’s department.

March 20, April 3 and 10

FISH FRIES. The Catholic Central Athletic Club Lenten Fish Fries is holding multiple fish fries at the Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy gymnasium from 5 to 8 p.m. A perch fry is $13, walleye is $10 and a grilled cheese is $5. Plates include french fries, baked beans, coleslaw and rye bread. All proceeds go to fund STAA Athletics.

March 21

GUN SHOW. The Marinette Moose Lodge, N5233 E Nettleton Lane, Marinette, will hold a gun show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. People may reserve a table at $10 by calling 715-732-4677, 906-753-2340 or 715-732-4152. Doors open for set up at 7 a.m. Food will be available. There will be a gun raffle. First prize is a Henry Big Boy .44 Magnum H006 or $500. The second prize of Henry Golden by 22 LR H004 or $300 cash. Drawings will be at 1:30 p.m.

SPRING GARDEN CONFERENCE. The annual Spring Garden Conference will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the UW-Green Bay - Marinette Campus, 750 West Bay Shore

St., Marinette. A wide range of educational sessions including flowers, vegetables, fruits and many inspirational topics. Keynote speaker Janet Macunovich’s topic is “Renovating Gardens and Landscapes.” Additional sessions will be conducted by Master Gardener Volunteers and area professionals, workshops (with an additional material fee) will allow registered attendees to bring a project home, plus a lunch buffet and educational booths and sale items. Funds raised from this event support educational events at Harmony Arboretum and other community locations, maintenance of Harmony Arboretum Demonstration Garden and a horticulture scholarship. Registration fee is $40 and is all-inclusive with the exception of workshop materials fee. Registration deadline is March 9. Additional information at can be found at http://marinette.extension.wisc.edu.

MINI SPRING FLEA MARKET. First Presbyterian Church 923 5th St., Menominee, will hold a Mini Spring Flea Market in the fellowship hall and gathering room of the church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The church is seeking vendors for the show. Set up for vendors is March 20 from 1 to 6 p.m. and take down is March 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. A table will be reserved as soon as payment is received. Registration deadline is March 2. For more information, people may contact Gina Mistark at 906-863-3889, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon.

MENOMINEE ANIMAL SHELTER RUMMAGE SALE. The Menominee Animal Shelter will hold its annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Abundant Life Mission, 1406 10th Ave., Menominee. The Animal Shelter will also be accepting donations for that rummage sale starting March 1 (no clothes or computer products please). People may contact the shelter if they need any more information, 906-864-7597.

SPAGHETTI DINNER. The Friends of the Oconto Falls Fire Department will host its annual Spaghetti Dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Oconto Falls Fire Station, 500 Cherry Ave. The menu is spaghetti, coleslaw, garlic bread, dessert, coffee and milk. Beer and soda will also be available for purchase. Meal tickets will be as follows: Adults, $7; seniors 60 and older, $6; children age 5 to 12, $5; and children 4 and younger eat for free. If people would like a carry out, they may call 920-373-3577 to place an order. There will be bucket raffles of all kinds, including five large raffle items. All proceeds go to the Oconto Falls Fire Department for purchase of needed supplies and equipment.

TRADITIONAL UKRAINIAN EGG DECORATING. The Menominee County Library, S. 319 Railroad St., Stephenson, is decorating eggs from 1 to 3 p.m. This workshop is free but registration is requested to ensure adequate supplies. Blown eggs will be decorated using a wax resist dye process from Eastern Europe (Ukraine region). All supplies and equipment will be provided. This class is not recommended for young children due to use of candles and hot wax; an adult must accompany anyone younger than 10. For more information or to register for this workshop, people may contact the Menominee County Library 906-753-6923.

March 22 to April 15

USED BOOK COLLECTION. Community wide used book collection for the annual Delta Kappa Gamma Used Book Sale. People may donate books in the collection boxes at Jack’s Fresh Markets, Menominee and Roosevelt Road stores, and the Greater Marinette-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.

March 27-29

ANNUAL LYLE “CHUMMY” MCDONALD MEMORIAL HOCKEY TOURNAMENT. Held at the Community REC Center. Registrations are being accepted until March 6. Players register individually and the fee to play is $60. Tournament organizers are also seeking sponsorships and bucket raffle items to help defray costs. Games will begin Friday night and conclude Sunday. The game schedule and team rosters will be posted on the Tournament’s Facebook page: Lyle “Chummy” McDonald Memorial Hockey Tournament after March 6. Proceeds support M&M Thunder Youth Hockey with registration scholarships to help grow the program. For more information on sponsorships or to obtain a registration form, people may contact Nancy at 715-587-7456 or nmcdonald1@new.rr.com or Alex at 715-587-9969 or abmcdonald7@gmail.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 920-634-6005 or visit them at www.tricountydogtraining.org. People can also find them on Facebook.

April 1

LEGO CLUB. The Stephenson Public Library has a Lego Club for children ages 5 to 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. Kids can either build based on the monthly theme, or chose to go freestyle.

April 4

SPRING CRAFT SHOW. The Pembine Senior Class is hosting this year's annual Pembine Spring Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is used as a senior class fundraiser for their senior trip to Florida this spring. The event has over 65 vendor spaces available, concessions, meat raffle, door prizes, 50/50 and a visit from the Easter Bunny. There will also be an Easter Egg hunt for the kids. If one is a vendor and interested in a space, people may contact Chris at cmclain@pembine.k12.wi.us or 715-548-1752.

April 6 and 8

NWTC CREATIVITY IN PHOTOGRAPHY COMMUNITY CLASS. Mike Erhart, photography instructor at NWTC Marinette, will offer a two-evening class on the basics of composition, framing, lighting and lenses to improve a person’s photography. The classes are from 6 to 8 p.m. and costs $25 to attend. People are asked to register in advance by calling 715-735-9361 or stopping by 1601 University Drive.

April 9

THEATRE DAY TRIP. The UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Office of Continuing Education and

Community Outreach will go see Guys & Dolls at the Fireside Theatre in Fort Atkinson for their 1:30 p.m. matinee performance. It's a colorful and hilarious adaptation of Damon Runyon's beloved stories about some of the most unforgettable characters ever to walk across a stage. Cost of the trip is $159 and includes a breakfast snack, lunch and dinner, show ticket and

transportation. People may visit www.uwgb.edu/day-trips to register online or call 920-465-2642.

April 15-May14

ART QUILT CHALLENGE. Northwoods Quilters is having an art quilt challenge with the theme “water” at the Stephenson Public Library, 170 Hall Ave., Marinette during normal library hours.

April 17 and 18

GIGANTIC USED BOOK SALE. Delta Kappa Gamma, an association of women educators, sponsors this used book sale that will be held at Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 1947 Riverside Ave., Marinette. The sale will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The church will sponsor a bake sale at the same times.

April 18

HOOPS FOR HEAT. The Community Action Agency of Menominee County will be hosting its annual "Hoops for Heat" basketball game fundraiser. This basketball puts students from Menominee, Stephenson, Carney-Nadeau and North Central Schools against the Menominee City/County Law Enforcement Officers. The game will be held at the North Central School Gym. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the game starts at 7. There will be bucket raffles, door prizes, 50/50 raffles and a concession stand. Admission will be $3 for adults and $2 for children 12 years old and younger. Community Action asks that you consider contributing to "Hoops for Heat" to help a Menominee County neighbor faced with a heating emergency. Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit agency. Donations to MDSCAA "Hoops for Heat" may be tax deductible. Donation checks can be made out to MDS Community Action-Menominee and dropped off at the basketball game or sent to 507 1st Avenue N, Escanaba, MI 49829. For questions, people may contact Lori LaCasse at 906-786-7080 ext. 129 or 505.

RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE. Peace United Church of Christ, 933 Elizabeth Ave., Marinette, will host a rummage and bake sale from 7:30 a.m. to noon. There will also be a $4 bag sale from 11 to noon. The sale is held in the basement of the church. For more information, people may call 715-735-7642.

KIWANIS CLUB OF MARINETTE 100TH BIRTHDAY PARTY. The Kiwanis Club of Marinette will be at the Community REC Center to celebrate its 100th year of service to the community. Free turf room from 10 a.m. to noon with the Toddler Time Toys and a bouncy house. Free court room passes from 9 to noon. Free birthday cake and hot dogs in the Kiwanis meeting room next to the turf room, from 10 to 1. People with questions may call Paul Miller 715-587-3218.

April 22

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB. The Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette’s book club will meet at 1 p.m. to talk about “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng. People may order a copy of the book on infosoup.org or contact the library to borrow one.

April 23

HISTORICAL PRESENTATION: JEAN NICOLET. Dr. Patrick Jung will talk about Jean Nicolet’s 1634 journey through the Great Lakes region and whether the explorer landed at present-day Marinette. This presentation is at the Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette at 6 p.m. Jung is a professor at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

April 25

CRAFT SALE. The Peshtigo Woman’s Club will host a craft sale from 9 to 2 p.m. Crafters can contact 715-582-1035 to reserve a spot. Admission is $2 or canned item donation to the Peshtigo Food Pantry.

RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE. First Trinity Lutheran Church, 920 Wells St., Marinette, will host a rummage and bake sale in the parish hall next to the church. The sale is from 8 a.m. to noon with a bag sale occurring at 11. People are asked not to call early.

HEALTHY KIDS DAY. The Great Start Collaborative along with the YMCA are hosting a Healthy Kids Day at the Menominee High School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The day is free and there will be crafts and games. Each child will be given a free goody bag for their take-home items that are made or given to them at the activity tables. For more information, people may email tflorek@mmymca.org or shanson@mc-isd.org.

April 26

PANCAKE BREAKFAST. The Catholic Central Athletic Club Pancake Breakfast will be from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy High School Gymnasium. $5 all you can eat pancakes, sausages and beverage included. All proceeds go to support STAA athletics.

April 27

GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT. Girls’ Night Out is the biggest annual fundraiser for the Crivitz Area Woman's Club (CAWC), a non-profit organization that puts all proceeds back into the Crivitz and surrounding communities. The event is at The Woods Dining & Spirits, 10508 Kottke Road, Crivitz. Doors open at 4:30 pm, dinner is at 6:30 and raffles start at 7. Dinner tickets are $30 each. Reserved seating tickets for a group of six or more are $35 each. People may send ticket orders by April 15, to Kathy Nowak at N18097 Wiggins Lake Ln, Pembine, WI, 54156 with check payable to CAWC. People are asked to include name, address and phone number of each ticket holder. Tickets will be held at the door. There will be share the wealth, bucket and dessert raffles, money tree and spin the wheel. More than 400 prizes available. An I.D. is required for all alcohol prizes. People may call Kathy at 715-927-8247 with any questions. The event is for ladies only.

April 28

IDENTITY THEFT: PROTECT AND PREVENT. The Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, will host a presentation at 6 p.m. Jeff Kersten from the Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection will explain the different types of identity theft, how to recognize it and how to prevent it — including information about fraud alerts and security freezes. Receive tips for safeguarding personal information and how to spot the red flags of a scam.

April 30

F.A.N. CLUB. The Stephenson Public Library, from 6 to 6:45 p.m., has a Family Activity Night (F.A.N.) Club for families looking for fun, free and engaging activities for kids. There will be activities with books, movement, STEM and games. People may contact the library’s front desk or use its Facebook events page to register for this program at least two days prior to the event. Any program with fewer than three registered families will be canceled.

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.

May 7

THEATRE DAY TRIP. The UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Office of Continuing Education and

Community Outreach will go see Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Palace Theater in Wisconsin Dells for their 1 p.m. matinee performance. Based on the 1988 film, the show centers around two competing con men, living on the French Riviera. Cost of the trip is $149 and includes

tickets to the show, transportation, breakfast snack, lunch and dinner. For more information and to register people may visit www.uwgb.edu/day-trips or call 920-465-2642.

May 8

YMCA GLOW RUN. The Greater Marinette Menominee will be holding its annual Glow Run – 2 mile run/walk with a start time at 8:45 p.m. If people would like a t-shirt, they are asked to register by April 22 at the cost of $20 for an adult, $10 for a child, or $45 for a family. If people register after April 22 or would not like a t-shirt, the cost is $15 for an adult, $5 for a child or $35 for a family. Registration ends May 8. A family consists of one to two with one to three children, each family member after is an added $10. Extra shirts for purchase will be available at the event, starting at 7:45 p.m. at the cost of $10 for adults and $5 for children. People may visit mmymca.org under events for a brochure and click “online registration” to register, or people may call906-863-9983 or stop in. People may email allysonb@mmymca.org with further questions. MAMA'S BOOCH will be at the finish line giving out free kombucha.

May 30

CAVALIER CORNHOLE TOSS. Catholic Central Athletic Club will be holding a Cavalier Cornhole toss at the Dome Lanes at noon. The cost is $15 per person or $30 per team. People may contact dhlange@centurytel.net with questions.

June 28

LEOWSTRONG BIKE RIDE. The Greater Marinette Menominee YMCA is putting together this year’s Leowstrong Bike Ride which will be held June 28. The ride will use the same routes it has over the past few years — a kid’s ride of eight miles and a 25 and 50-mile route. Rest stops and vendors are being contacted and riders will be able to register beginning March 23 at www.mmymca.org. The kids/family route will also have face painting, live music, food and beverages. Pre-registration prices (valid through June 17) for an individual rider (40k/80k) is $35, $50 with a t-shirt; Family Fun Ride (15k) is $5 per person or $20 per person with t-shirt.

Extra shirts cost $15. Registration costs during the weekend of the event from 7 to 10 a.m. is $45.

JULY 25

MENEKAUNEE OLD TIMERS PICNIC. The picnic will be held at noon at Red Arrow Park for anyone 50 and older with ties to Menekaunee. Those attending should bring lawn chairs and beverages. Cost is $10 if paid by July 20; 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. 1 and 2

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

Aug. 8

BUS TRIP TO FORTUNE LAKE LUTHERAN CAMP. Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp, located in Crystal Falls, Mich., is celebrating 90 years of outdoor ministry. The public is invited to attend an original musical production, “One Wonderful Day,” at the historic Crystal Theatre. A Westlund coach bus will leave the parking lot of Bethel Lutheran Church in Menominee at 10 a.m. and pick up additional riders at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Wallace. The cost of the trip is $59 per person and includes one ticket to the musical, a catered buffet dinner at Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp and transportation for the day. If people would like to reserve a spot on the bus, they may contact Stefanie Ehle at 810-881-2669 or sehle@uwalumni.com. Seats are limited.

Aug. 15

M&M AUTO CLUB ANNUAL AUTO SHOW. The Marinette & Menominee Auto Club will hold its annual auto show at the Historic Menominee Waterfront (Marina Park) on 1st Street by the bandshell from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The show is free to spectators and $5 registration fee for vehicles entering to participate in the show. There are over 66 trophies in 20 classes that will be presented (rain or shine). Open to all types of vehicles and cycles. The club asks that all personnel bringing vehicles to be “entered at the show” either competing or just displaying their vehicle, have their $5 registration fee ready at the Show Vehicle Gate Entrance. It will have two three-column trophies, (cycle and vehicle scholarship fund trophies) that anyone can vote for their favorite vehicle or cycle. The cost is $1 for each vote and the money goes toward the M&M Auto Club Scholarship program. Those ballots are available at the registration table. If interested, people may call 715-582-0347 for more information.

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 920-634-6005 or visit them at www.tricountydogtraining.org. People can also find them on Facebook.

Sept. 12

GATEWAY FOR VETERANS CAR, TRUCK AND BIKE SHOW. The annual Gateway for Veterans Car, Truck and Bike show will be at the Gateway Bar and Grill in Crivitz. Registration is at 8 a.m. with the show starting at 10 and ending at 2 p.m. Trophies will be awarded at 2:30. It is $10 for a single entry and $15 for two entries. There will also be dash plaques given to the first 100 cars. There will be music, food and raffles. This event is open to the public. For more information, people may call Sharon at 906-792-8164.

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 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.

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.

YMCA PEDALING FOR PARKINSON’S EXERCISE CLASS. The Greater Marinette Menominee YMCA hosts a bicycle class for people with Parkinson’s Disease. This class meets three times a week Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. in a week session. People may email kristen@mmymca.org or call 906-863-9983 for more information.