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.

April 24

MOVIE NIGHT. The Menominee Church of God, 3017 15th St., will be showing “Image of the Beast, 3 of 4” at 6 p.m. The public is invited and there will be free refreshments. For more information, people may call 906-424-4007.

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 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 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.

April 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.

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.

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 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 21

HOLY FAMILY PARISH PICNIC. Holy Family Parish, 2715 Taylor St., Marinette, is holding its annual family picnic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be food, drinks, raffles, bouncy houses, kids games and live music.

June 22

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 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.

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.

Oct. 10

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.

Ongoing

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.