Now through Nov. 13

DANCE LESSONS. The North Country Kickers dance club are offering weekly dance lessons Wednesday nights at Equity Hall, located on Highway 64, west of Marinette. Beginner lessons will be at 6, an open floor at 6:30, and a featured lesson for all at 7, followed by open floor dancing until 9. The cost for bon club members is $4. If people have any questions, they may call Charles Bishop at 920-530-4373, Shar Swanson at 715-735-5548, or Dave Kvam at 715-735-5513.

Now through Nov. 21

STEPPING ON-FALLS PREVENTION CLASS. The Stepping On Workshop, hosted by the Marinette County Eldery Services, will meet for two hours, once a week for seven weeks. This class can help to build confidence and reduce risk for falls. The class is held at The Fellowship Bible Church, 509 Alma St., Pound, from 9 to 11 a.m. The fee for the class is $25, payable by cash or check, because of the first day of class. People may call Carol to register or if they have any questions, at 920-373-1441 or caroljluebeck.rnbsn@yahoo.com.

Now through Nov. 25

WISCONSIN BUNDLE UP. The City of Marinette, Community REC Center, will invite residents to drop off new or gently used coats, sweaters, hats, mittens and other warm clothing items as part of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s Big Bundle Up campaign. In addition to the Community REC Center, other collection sites, including Travel Wisconsin Welcome Centers, are located throughout the state. People may visit TravelWisconsin.com for a full listing of donation sites. A box will be located at the Community REC Center for donors to drop off warm clothing items. All items donated at this location will be given to local charities and homeless shelters. For more information about why the Community REC Center is participating in the Big Bundle Up, people may contact Director of Marketing and Tourism, Melissa Ebsch.

Now through Dec. 1

GIVE-A-KID-A-BOOK (all ages). People may give the gift of reading this holiday season by donating a new book to a child ages birth to 18 at the Stephenson Public Library. Books collected by the Marinette library will be distributed by St. Vincent de Paul to children and teens in low-income households in the greater Marinette and Menominee area.

Now through Dec. 13

HEALTH INSURANCE ENROLLMENT ASSITANCE. NorthLakes Community Clinic will provide free appointments for assistance in obtaining healthcare in Lakewood, Antigo, Marinette, Oconto Falls and Florence. Individuals who wish to set an appointment with a certified application counselor can call the Lakewood Clinic at 715-276-6321. Appointments and locations are set on a first come first serve basis. NorthLakes Community Clinic provides this free service to all individuals and families who are interested in assistance with the Marketplace or Badgercare programs in Northeastern Wisconsin.

Now through Dec. 16

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

Now through 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.

Nov. 2

HOLIDAY FESTIVAL CRAFT SHOW. The Menominee County Fair Association is sponsoring a craft show that will be held at Stephenson High School in the multi-purpose room from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Interested vendors may call 906-753-2774.

CRAFT AND VENDOR SHOW. A Fall Craft and Vendor Show, presented by the Peshtigo Woman's Club, will be held at Peshtigo High School from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Admission is $2 or a canned food donation to the Peshtigo Food Pantry. For more information, people may email peshtigowomansclub@hotmail.com.

PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS. The Crivitz Area Woman's Club will host a "Pet Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus" fundraiser from 12:30 to 3:45 p.m. at the Crivitz Veterinary Hospital, 811 F J St., Crivitz. People may bring their well-behaved pets on a leash or in a pet carrier to meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus and record the moment with one’s own camera or smartphone. A $10 donation per pet is suggested (cash only). Documentation of up-to-date rabies immunization (shot record from veterinarian's office) will be required. People may also donate a non-perishable item of human or pet food during the photo day and the Crivitz Veterinary Hospital will match the total donations pound for pound and donate dog and cat food to the Crivitz Food Pantry.

FOOD AND BAKE SALE. Precious Blood Church, 304 Bluff St., Stephenson, will host a homemade soups and subs lunch in the church hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Vincent de Paul Society will have a bake sale in the memorial room and in the front entrance. Doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 3 p.m.

Nov. 4, 18, 25, Dec. 2, 9 and 16

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

Nov. 4 and 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 Nov. 4 class will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the Dec. 30 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.

Nov. 5

ELECTION DAY SUPPER/BAKE SALE. Peace United Church of Christ, 933 Elizabeth Ave., Marinette, will host its annual Vote and Eat Spaghetti Supper/Bake Sale from 3:30 to 6 p.m. The all-you-can-eat supper includes made-from-scratch vegetarian and meat sauce, a salad bar, desserts and beverage. The cost per person is $7 and children younger than 12 eat for $3. Take out is an extra 50 cents. A 50/50 raffle will be held and proceeds will support local charities. For more information, people may call 715-735-7642. Tickets may be purchased from church members.

Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3, 10 and 17.

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

Nov. 6

ALZHEIMER’S EDUCATION CLASS. ADRC of Marinette County will hold an Alzheimer's Education Class, “Living with Middle Stage Alzheimer's — For Caregivers" from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Niagara Senior Center. People may learn helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care. The class will be presented by Teresa Clement, ADRC dementia care specialist.  People may call the ADRC at 715-732-3850 to reserve a seat.

Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27 and Dec. 4, 11 and 18

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

Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4, 11 and 18

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

Nov. 6 to Dec. 23

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

Nov. 6 and 20 and Dec. 11

PAWS AND TALES (ages 5 to adult). The Stephenson Public Library will have therapy dogs, Murphy and Sully, to help people become more confident and fluent readers. Readers are asked to arrive 5 minutes before their time slot and may select books at the library or supply their own. To find out more or make an appointment to read to one of the dogs, people may contact the children’s department of the library.

Nov. 7

SENIOR CITIZENS DAY. Marinette High School will host Senior Citizen Day at 9 a.m. in the WJ Jones Auditorium. There will be entertainment, bingo and lunch. This event is free.

HOLIDAY AUCTION AND BOUTIQUE. The Crivitz Area Woman's Club will hold its Holiday Auction and Boutique fundraiser starting at 4:30 p.m.  There will be a live auction called by Yoap and Yoap Auctioneers, a silent auction, bucket raffles, Naughty and Nice and Share the Wealth. Admission and refreshments are free.  The event will take place at the Crivitz Village Hall, 800 Henriette Ave, Crivitz. This is a women only event. All proceeds from Crivitz Area Woman's Club fundraiser events are given back to the community.

Nov. 6 and Dec. 11

LEGO CLUB (ages 5 and up). Children may come to the Stephenson Public Library for LEGO building creations from 4 to 6 p.m. Each month has a different theme.

Nov. 9

T-REX TEA PARTY (ages 5 to 8). The Stephenson Public Library will host this event at 10 a.m. People will join Read-a-Rex for various dinosaur activities including: stories, a craft, Dino-dancing, tea and more. The “dinosaurs” will also play hide and seek in the library for the month of November.

SWIM-A-THON FUNDRAISER. The Greater Marinette Menominee YMCA Stingray Swim Team is taking part in a USA Foundation Swim-a-thon fundraiser at the Marinette High School Pool from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to raise money for a new timing board and display system for swim meets.

A “Swim-a-thon” is an in-pool fundraiser where a swimmer secures a pledged of money for each lap of the pool they swim up to 200 times or within two hours, single donations of any amount are welcomed as support. People may call 715-923-8311 for more information.

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE. Girls Day is teaming up with The Salvation Army and will be collecting nonperishable foods to help fill the pantry before Thanksgiving from 9 a.m. to noon. They will also hold a presentation to help women learn how to take control of their health naturally. The drive will be at the Heritage Hearing Care Building, 705 10th Ave., Menominee.

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WEST SHORE FISHING MUSEUM ANNUAL BANQUET. The annual banquet and meeting of the whole for the West Shore Fishing Museum will take place at Pullman House, N2190 U.S. 41, Menominee. Registration begins at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and a presentation on sturgeon in the bay and river by DNR officer Darren Kramer.  Cost for the buffet dinner is $20 per person and payable at the banquet. People may make reservations by calling 715-923-9756.

MARINETTE DINO DAYS. The City of Marinette and the Community REC Center, 2501 Pierce Ave., will host Colossal Fossils, a Wisconsin non-profit dinosaur museum, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center. There will be educational hands-on activities, fossil exhibits, a fossil “dig” and more. Tickets are $5 per person; children 3 years and younger are free. For questions or additional information, people may contact Melissa Ebsch at 715-732-5162 or at

Nov. 10

MIDDLE INLET TOWN HALL TOUR. Northwood’s Apostolic Church will be holding a Fall Town Hall Tour with the last stop at the Middle Inlet Town Hall, W7901 County Road X at 10 a.m. Immediately following the service there will be a potluck lunch. For more information, people may call 715-938-4935.

Nov. 13

FREINDSHIP BROWNIES ACTIVITY NIGHT. The GFWC Menominee Woman’s Club will hold this event at the Marinette Menominee Yacht Club (MMYC), 730 1st St., Menominee, at 5:15 p.m. The club will have a sloppy joe supper and make friendship brownies in a jar. All area woman are invited. People may RSVP by Nov. 10 and if people have any questions, they may contact Brooke Rose at 715-923-9003 or bbuelteman@gmail.com.

Nov. 14

ALZHEIMER’S EDUCATION CLASS. ADRC of Marinette County will hold an Alzheimer's Education Class, "Living with Late Stage Alzheimer's-for Caregivers" from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Marinette County Elder Services, 516 U.S. 141, Crivitz. The class will be presented by Teresa Clement, ADRC dementia care specialist.  People may call the ADRC at 715-732-3850 to reserve a seat.

THOMAS PANDOLFI RADIO RCCA CONCERT. River Cities Concert Association is will present Thomas Pandolfi “American Pianist Russian Romance and the Movies.” He will perform at Blesch Auditorium, Menominee, at 7 p.m. This concert is sponsored by Akins Pianocraft and Rachel’s Piano Studio. Pandolfi’s program will include Russian composers Rubenstein, Sergei Rachmaninov and highlights from movies such as The James Bond Fantasy in which Thomas gave the world premiere performance in London. Memberships and single tickets will be available at the door. Single tickets are $25 for Adult and $8 for students. For more information, people may contact Barb Akins by calling 906-863-7387 or visit rcconcerts.com.

Nov. 18-25

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD COLLECTION WEEK. Operation Christmas Child is a non-profit project of Samaritans Purse, who use gift-filled shoeboxes to give to children in need. They will collect toys, school supplies, hygiene products and accessories like socks, hats, gloves, sunglasses, flip flops, hair ties, hair clips and shoes. Then when the shoebox is full, return it to any of the drop off locations, by Nov. 22 or at the collection center, Fellowship Bible Church at W5639 County Road G12, Stephenson, during National Collection Week. Fellowship will be open two hours a day or one may call and make drop off arrangements at their convenience at 906-290-3413. People may get shoebox supplies at Menominee County Library, Kelly's Alteration, Family Dollar in Stephenson, Carney Evangelical Free Church, Spies Public Library and Truth in Function. People may also drop off filled shoeboxes at Kelly's Alteration, Carney Evangelical Free Church and Truth in Function.

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.

ALZHEIMER’S EDUCATION CLASS. ADRC of Marinette County will hold an Alzheimer's Education Class, "Living with Alzheimer's-For people with Alzheimer's" from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the ADRC of Marinette County, 2500 Hall Ave., Marinette. People may learn how one needs to plan and what one should know about Alzheimer’s. The class will be presented by Teresa Clement, ADRC dementia care specialist.  People may call the ADRC at 715-732-3850 to reserve a seat.

Nov. 21

EVENING STORY TIME (all ages, 5 and older for games). The Stephenson Public Library will hold a story time followed by game activities from 6 to 6:45 p.m. People may contact the front desk or use their Facebook events page to preregister for this free program at least two days prior to the event. Any Evening Story Time with fewer than three registered families will be canceled; registered participants will be notified.

Nov. 25 and Dec. 16

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

Nov. 27

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK. The Stephenson Public Library hosts a book club Wednesdays at 1 p.m. November’s book is “My Name is Lucy” by Elizabeth Strout. People may order a copy of the book on InfoSoup.org or contact the library to borrow one.

Nov. 28

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER. Northwood’s Apostolic Church will host a free community Thanksgiving Day dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crivitz Village Hall, 800 Henriette Ave. The menu will consist of traditional foods such as turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, stuffing, pies, drinks and more. Delivery is available to the Village of Crivitz. Persons may choose to RSVP by calling the Church at 715-938-4935. Reservations are not necessary, but are appreciated.

TURKEY TROT 5K RUN/WALK. The YMCA will host its 5k run/walk starting at 8 a.m. Registration is open for this free event. Those who are signed up may register beginning at 7:15 a.m. that day. The first 150 to register will be able to choose if they want to receive a pumpkin pie from Jack’s Fresh Market. People who register by Nov. 12 will receive a 3.1-mile long-sleeved, hooded shirt for $25 for adults and a long-sleeved T-shirt for $15 for children. Registration is free but they are collecting nonperishable food items for local pantries. Those who did not register before the event may register beginning at 7:15 a.m. that day. People may email allysonb@mmymca.org for more information about the Turkey Trot apparel, the run/walk or to volunteer.

PESHTIGO COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER. The Peshtigo Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings, including dessert will be served in the St. Mary Parish Gym at 171 S. Wood Ave., which is behind Lee's Family Foods.  A free will offering will be accepted, but there is no cost.

Dec. 4

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT REGISTRATION. The Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA will hold a Parents’ Night Out event Dec. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. Parents can enjoy three hours while the Y supervises the children with activities. Children will be put into age groups and move in three rotations. There will be crafts, swimming, a bouncy house, snacks and games. Before Dec. 4, the cost of registration is $8 a child or $24 for a family for members; and the public, $11 a child or $35 for a family. After Dec. 4, members may register for $10 a child or $35 for a family; the public for $16 a child or $44 a family. People may call 906-863-9983 to register or visit mmymca.org and the choose to register online.

Dec. 6

MMACC HOLIDAY CHARITY GALA. The Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce (MMACC) will hold its annual holiday charity gala, “A Few of My Favorite Things” at Riverside Golf Club. The event opens with a silent auction and Santa greeting guests at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be held at 7. This holiday event is open to the public. Attendance per person is $65 for the evening. Monies raised in the silent and live auction will assist The Twin Counties Free Clinic, The Salvation Army and the Chamber of Commerce’s Scholarship Programs. More than 60 items will be up for auction and a possible live auction win of a hot air balloon ride. People may call 715-735-6681 for reservations.

Dec. 7

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE. The Stephenson Public Library will hold an open house for all ages from 2 to 4 p.m. This year’s theme is “Polar Express.” The event includes Santa listening to gift requests, hot cocoa and cookies, crafts to take home, a story walk through the library and a performance by the students of the First Street Academy of Dance. This event is run in conjunction with the Marinette Holiday Parade and tree lighting. People may check out www.therealnorth.com or the city’s website (www.marinette.wi.us) for more information on the other events happening around town on this date.

HOLIDAY FINE ARTS AND CRAFT SHOW. The Menominee High School Forensics team will be sponsor its Holiday Fine Arts and Craft Show Dec. 7. If people are interested in receiving an application to be a part of the 2019-2020 show, people may contact Ron Jackson at 906-863-6092.

‘BE A BLESSING’ BAKE/COOKIE SALE. Zion Lutheran Ladies Aid of Peshtigo is having its annual “Be a Blessing” Bake/Cookie sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 221 S. Ellis Ave., Peshtigo. Containers will be provided and priced according to size for selections. All proceeds will be used to help the community and families in need for this Christmas. For more information, people may call 715-882-4077.

VENDOR AND CRAFT SALE. The Business Professional Association of Menominee High School will host a Vendor and Craft sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Blesch Intermediate School, 1200 11th Ave., Menominee. Some of the vendor and crafters include: Color Street Nails, Norwex, Tupperware, Thirty One Gifts, Knitting by Kathy, Crafts & Cookies by Cheri, Pink Camo Bling, Mary Kay, PartyLite, Pure Romance, Younique, Doterra OIls, Signature Home, Voxx Socks, Lemon Grass and LulaRoe. Funds raised help defray the costs of BPA events. For more information, people may contact Mary Fay at 906-863-8714 or Angie Furton 906-290-6023.

Dec. 8

CHRISTMAS COOKIE SALE/PANCAKE AND PORKIE BREAKFAST. Hosted by St. Mary Parish Peshtigo, 171 S. Wood Ave., this event will be held in the gym from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Attendees will be able to purchase pre-plated assortments of Christmas cookies. Empty containers will be provided and priced according to size. Those attending may also have a breakfast of pancakes, French toast, sausage links, bars, cookies, coffee, milk and orange juice at the cost of $6 per person; and children younger than 5 years old eat for free. For more information, people may call 715-582-3876 or visit the website https://www.stmaryjosephedwardparish.org/.

Dec. 12

GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST. The Marinette Genealogy Group will perform a series of unfortunate and true stories that intertwine the magic of the Christmas season with the history of Marinette at the Stephenson Public Library at 6 p.m. People may come to learn about the history of Marinette and the people who helped shape what it is today.

Dec. 14

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

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

Dec. 18

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

Dec. 20-Jan. 6

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

2020

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.

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 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 eight local sponsored groups: Beaver American Lutheran, Porterfield Lutheran, Community Covenant Church, 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.