Now through Dec. 1

GIVE-A-KID-A-BOOK, MARINETTE (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. 4

GIVE-A-KID-A-BOOK, MENOMINEE.  Spies Public Library, 940 1st St., will hold its annual Give-A-Kid-A-Book program. The Spies Public Library is working with the Menominee County Department of Human Services to provide the children in Menominee County with a book over the holidays. People can help make this program a success by donating new or gently used children’s books. They can be hardcover or paperback. They must be unwrapped so they can be matched up with children in Menominee County who need them most. Monetary donations are also accepted and new books would then be purchased. Books will be collected at the Spies Public Library. For further information, people may call the library at 906-863-2900.

Now through Dec. 13

HEALTH INSURANCE ENROLLMENT ASSISTANCE. 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 Dec. 19

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

Now through Dec. 23

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

Now through May 21

JOLLY TIMES GAME DAY. Family Room at Zion Lutheran Church, 2714 James St. (north entrance), Marinette, the first and third Thursday each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Games played have been pinochle, hand and foot, smear, cribbage, sheepshead, farkle, and Mexican train dominoes. Open to the public. No experience necessary. For more information, persons may call Sharon at 715-735-5577.

Dec. 2

“LET’S TALK — VAPING AND OTHER GATEWAY DRUGS” PANEL. The Communities That Care of Marinette and Menominee Counties and the Healthy Youth Coalition of Marinette and Menominee Counties is holding a panel “Let’s Talk – Vaping and other Gateway Drugs” at 6:30 p.m. at the UWGB-Marinette Campus theatre building, 750 W Bay Shore Drive. All community members are invited to attend the panel. This event will feature keynote, motivational speaker, Robb Holladay as well as a panel discussion. Holladay is a retired specialist in medical imaging. Panelists will include a school nurse, law enforcement, HYC youth members, a parent, healthcare professionals, tobacco coalition coordinator and more. For more information, people may visit or call 906-863-5665, ext. 1038. No registration is required and the event is free of charge.

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.

Dec. 3

GIVING TUESDAY. The M&M Area Community Foundation (MMACF) will host an informational session for nonprofits, churches, schools and governmental entities from noon to 1 p.m. at Wausaukee Schools. The training will provide insight on grants available from the community foundation, as well as details of a new opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $10,000. The training will be tailored toward organizations who have not applied for a grant from the MMACF in the past, although everyone is welcome to attend. Each organization is invited to send one staff member or volunteer to this free training. Space is limited so registration is required. The first twenty people to register will be provided a free lunch courtesy of the community foundation. To register, people may call Kerri at the MMACF office at 906-864-3599.

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.

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 and the choose to register online.

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.

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

Dec. 5

NWTC MARINETTE HOLIDAY CELEBRATION. NWTC Alumni, current students and members of the public are welcome to attend NWTC Marinette’s, 1601 University Drive, holiday celebration from 4:30 to 7 p.m. There will be balloon animals, sweet treats, games, make-and-take ornaments and photos with Santa taken by its photography program instructor.

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 or the city’s website ( 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.

HOLIDAY CRAFT AND BAKE SALE. First Presbyterian Church, 923 5th St., Menominee, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a selection of baked goods and holiday decorations. Proceeds will go to local charities.

COOKIE WALK. Mid-County Library, 604 Harrison Ave., will hold its annual Cookie Walk from 8 a.m. to noon. The public is invited to attend. Homemade cookies and candies, donated by more than 100 library patrons and members of the Friends of the Library, will be available for purchase by the pound. A selection of special dietary cookies will be available. Carryout containers will be provided.

SHINE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR. The annual craft and vendor sale SHINE Christmas Bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Anne Parish, 228 E. Main St. There will be more than 20 vendors and crafters with things for sale such as homemade apple pies, chicken booyah and more. Attendees may visit with Santa from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds will help the Feed My Sheep Food Pantry and 20 area youth attend SHINE (Serving Him in The Needy & Elderly) Catholic Work Camp in Denver, Colo. next summer.

NWTC MARINETTE HOUR OF CODE EVENT. Anyone age 5 and older is welcome to participate in an Hour of Code at the NWTC Marinette Campus (1601 University Drive). No experience in computer programming is needed. Elementary, middle and high school students, as well as any members of the public are welcome. Help will be provided to guide attendees through simple tutorials featuring familiar characters from movies such as “Frozen,” “Star Wars” and “Moana.” There will be T-shirts for participants plus drawings for prizes. Admission is free. Registration by Dec. 1 is required. This event is sponsored by Microsoft. More information can be found at If people have any questions, they may call 715-735-9361.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS XII. The Oconto Falls High School Choirs will present Home for the Holidays XII at 7 p.m. in the Falls Area Performing Arts Center. Pre-concert music will begin at 6:10 p.m. in the Commons Area. The concert will feature the chamber singers, cantabile, chorale, concert choir and vocal jazz ensemble.

Dec. 7

THE COALITION TO SAVE THE MENOMINEE RIVER EXHIBIT. The Coalition to SAVE the Menominee River will have an exhibit and crafts at the Pine Tree Mall Craft Fair. The latest information about the proposed Back Forty Mine will be available.

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

WEST SHORE CHORALE CHRISTMAS CONCERT. “Twinkle, Twinkle – A Constellation of Choral Music” will be presented at 7 p.m. in the Herbert Williams Theatre on the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus. The program will feature a wide variety of songs on the theme of the Christmas star, including early American carols, a work by Felix Mendelssohn, and contemporary pieces by renowned composers Randall Thompson and John Rutter.  Freewill donations will be accepted.  For more information, persons may contact West Shore Chorale Director Jane Wells at or Professor Emeritus David Giebler, assistant director and pianist, at

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.

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.

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.

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

Dec. 14 and 15

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

Dec. 16

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

Dec. 18

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

Dec. 22

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

Dec. 30

AMERICAN RED CROSS BABYSITTING SAFETY COURSE. The Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA is holding an American Red Cross Babysitting Safety Course that teaches children what they should know to care for small children. Attendees are asked to bring a bag lunch and a water bottle. People may register online at or call 906-863-9983. The 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.

Dec. 20-Jan. 6

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

Dec. 31 and Jan. 1

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


Jan. 18

SPORTSMEN'S CLUB ICE FISHING DERBY. White Potato Lake Sportsman's Club will hold the event at Wouter's Front II, 13127 S White Potato Lake Road, Pound. Registration will be held 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. More than 25 prizes will be handed out; with drawings every hour starting at 4 p.m. Eighteen prizes will be awarded for largest fish categories. Door prizes, raffles, food, music and refreshments will be available. People may purchase tickets in advance, at Wouter's Front II starting at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17. Those attending should take Highway 64 west from U.S. 141 to Parkway Road, then north on Parkway Road about 2 miles. For more information, people may call Jim at 920-897-4162.

WINTER BREWS 2020. The Rotary Club of Marinette-Menominee is sponsoring a beer and wine sampling event at the Little River Country Club, N2235 Shore Drive, Marinette. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and tasting is from 6 to 8:30. There will be a raffle, auction, games, dinner and live music by Alamo Jack. There will be a grand prize of a big screen TV. for all people who bought tickets. Tickets are $30 at the door or $25 in advance. People may buy tickets at the following locations: T&T Fermanich, all thee Jack’s Fresh Market locations, Lee’s Family Food or any rotary member. Proceeds will benefit the DAR Boys and Girls Club and the Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA. For tickets or more information, people may call Trista Hobbs at 715-923-2249, Terri Falkenberg at 715-923-3197 or Al Walker at 715-732-4188.

Feb. 1

DA YOOPER WINTERFEST EVENT. This year's event will entail the 10th annual Plunge, the third annual Yooper Pooper Outraces Races, Chill-y Cook-Off and raffles. The combined festivities last year raised over $50,000 for community activities. All funds raised benefit two local, family-oriented organizations: the DAR Boys and Girls Club and the River Cities Community Pool Association. The event is a registered 501(c)3 and is organized by a volunteer committee in a further effort to minimize event expenses and maximize the financial impact to the beneficiaries. Da Yooper Winterfest funds also help to fund RCCP's annual Kids Triathlon held in October each year, which helps promote health and exercise and is free to area children. For more information, people may contact


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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