Now through April 30

FAITH CHRISTIAN TOURS. Those who are interested in sending their children to Faith Christian School, 233 W. Main St., Coleman, as part of the Wisconsin Parental Choice (Voucher) Program may contact the office at 920-897-3380 or fcs@faithcs.org. For more information, people may also visit www.faithcs.org. Open enrollment is through April 30. Free tuition from kindergarten through high school is available for qualifying families.

Now through May 1

RIVER CITIES CONCERT ASSOCIATION SEASON MEMBERSHIPS ON SALE. Available at Heritage Hearing Care Menominee MI, Mattison Insurance Agency Marinette, Peshtigo Pharmacy, and online at rcconcerts.com. The 2018-2019 lineup is now available on the website. For more information, persons may call Ann Buscher at 715-735-3017.

ART SHOW AND RECEPTION. The public is invited to view two displays of artwork at the Stephenson Public Library. The Visual and Performing Arts Club on the UWGB, Marinette Campus created a collaborative display of long-exposure photographs using a variety of lights for visual effects. Students used Christmas lights, rope lights, cell phones, glow sticks and LEDs as a drawing tool for these photographs. Lisa Wicka, a professor of art for UWGB, Marinette Campus, created the second display of artwork while on a month-long residency in Sicily. The series was made using a combination of relief, planograph and collagraph printmaking techniques. Both of these displays are available for the public to view during the library’s regular hours of business. A special reception to honor the artists will be held at the Stephenson Public Library April 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. During this time, the public is invited to meet the artists and hear about the works from their perspectives. For more information, people may contact Mariel at the Stephenson Public Library at 715-732-7570.

Now through May 14

BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS. Held at the Marinette Senior Center, 1603 Ludington St., Tuesdays, for eight sessions, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The cost is $45 per person and is open to adults of all ages. Partners are not needed. Judy McAloon, an experienced dance instructor, will teach “Single Step, Triple Step & West Coast Swing.”  Advanced registration is required.  For more information or to register, people may contact the Marinette Senior Center during office hours, 715-732-1280.

Now through May 16

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 24

DAR BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB – AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM. Registration is available at $20 per school year. There will be gym activities, homework help, arts and crafts, HAM Radio, social recreation, a free meal daily and more. The club is also open on no school days and early release days at no additional fee. For more information, persons may call 906-863-9512.

Now through June 1

ANNUAL 5K RIGGS RUN/WALK REGISTRATION. The fourth annual 5k Riggs Run/Walk for the Marinette Police Department’s K-9 Unit will be at 8 a.m. at Great Lakes Memorial Marina Park in Menominee. People can bring their dogs to walk or run with. Signup sheets are available at the Menominee YMCA, Mighty Pet in Menominee and Marinette City Hall. Signup sheets may also be printed off the YMCA website, mmymca.org. People should click on “Events” at the top of the page, then cursor down and click on RIGGS RUN.  A registration form can be sent in to the YMCA or dropped off in person. Registration forms must be received at the YMCA by May 6 to be guaranteed a shirt. Same day registration is available; however, T-shirts are not guaranteed. Corporate sponsorships are also available for $200; and donations may be made as well. People may email mpdk9runwalk@gmail.com for additional information.

Now through June 3

SAND LAKE CONSERVATION CAMP REGISTRATION. Held at Camp Bird Youth Camp, N8395 Caldron Falls Road, Crivitz. This camp is for Wisconsin and Upper Michigan youth attending grades 6 to 8 in September. It provides outdoor experiences, helps foster an appreciation for nature and introduces a variety of opportunities in natural resources and conservation careers. Topics to be discussed includes wildlife ecology, water quality, fisheries, forestry, outdoor skills and more. The fee is $100 until May 22; and $150 after May 22. Cut-off date is June 3 and space is limited; registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration information will be available by the end of February. For more information, people may call 715-732-7784 or visit http://www.marinettecounty.com and search for “Sand Lake” or “Sand Lake Conservation Camp.”

Now through June 7

THE SALVATION ARMY YOUTH CENTER. Held at The Salvation Army Youth Center, 78 W. Russell St., Marinette, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m.; and Wednesdays from 3 to 4 p.m. The youth center is a no cost place for school-age children to come and get help with homework and work on arts and crafts. A snack is provided. To register, people may contact Philip by phone at 715-735-7448 or by email at philip_hale@usc.salvationarmy.org.

Now through June 15

YMCA LITTLE HERO HITTERS. Held at the Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA Gymnasium, 1600 West Drive, Menominee, 5 to 5:30 p.m. This program is a program to help nurture a preschooler’s skills. Introductory skills help the children progress with sports fundamentals. The group will also work towards a structured sports environment while working on listening skills and following direction. A T-shirt is included in fees. The cost is $33 for members and $47 for the general public.

Now through the summer

RAISED GARDEN BEDS. The Menominee Community Garden, 800 7th St., is renting 24 raised garden beds. Reservation forms can be picked up at Spies Library, the Menominee City Hall or Recreation Department, Menominee Senior Center, YMCA, or the Public Health Department.  Annual fee is $20 per plot, which includes water. Reservations will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to city of Menominee residents. People may call 906-863-8718 for more information.

April 27

USED BOOK SALE. Gigantic Used Book Sale is sponsored by Delta Kappa Gamma, an association of women educators. The sale will be at Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 1947 Riverside Drive, Marinette from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The church will sponsor a bake sale at the same times.

April 27

TREE AND SHRUB PRUNING SESSION. The City of Marinette Forestry Department will hold a free tree and shrub pruning seminar April 27 from 10 a.m. to noon. Residents from the area are invited to attend this session at the Marinette REC Center, 2501 Pierce Ave. This session will take place in the community room at the end of the hall. The main themes will center around proper pruning techniques on fruit and ornamental trees with an emphasis on proper pruning times and proper cuts. The department will then take that information and move onto shrubs. There will be a question and answer session at the event. For more information, people may call Todd Lapacz at 715-923-2800.

SPRING CRAFT AND VENDOR SHOW. The Spring Craft and Vendor Show, presented by the Peshtigo Woman's Club, will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Peshtigo High School. Admission is $2 or a canned food donation to the Peshtigo Food Pantry. For questions or information email peshtigowomansclub@hotmail.com or on Facebook, Peshtigo Woman's Club Art and Craft Show information.

HEALTHY KIDS DAY. Put on by the Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA, this event will take place at the Marinette High School and the Community REC Center. Marinette High School will have face painting, bouncy houses, swag bags for the first 700 kids, and more from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and free open swimming from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. At the REC Center, there will be free turf time and basketball from 9 to 1 p.m. People are asked to register at the school before going over to the Community REC Center. This event is free and open to the public.

April 27 and 28

NORTHWOODS QUILTERS ‘SEW’ CREATIVE QUILT SHOW. Held at Saint Thomas Aquinas Academy, high school campus, 1200 Main St., Marinette, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and April 28 from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature more than 100 quilts on display, a quilt raffle, a boutique featuring new items for sale, Attic Treasures will be available with gently used items, many mini raffles, demos, bed turning and vendors. Food, beverages and baked goods available for purchase. The public may enter quilts for a small fee, inquire at Quilters Haven, Menominee or Pine Street Quilts, Marinette. Raffle tickets may be purchased at either store or from any club member. For more information, people may call Linda 715-789-2272.

KIWANIS KAPERS. The Marinette Kiwanis Club will perform a play about seven castaways on Green Island after a three-hour boat tour. The play will be performed at the Marinette High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. April 26 and 27; and 3 p.m. April 28. Tickets for this two-act musical comedy are $15 and are available from any Marinette Kiwanis member or at The Brothers Three restaurant. The money raised is used to support school children and youth activities in the Marinette and Menominee area. 

April 28

REDEDICATION WORSHIP. A special “rededication” worship service will be held for a newly restored oil painting at Peace United Church of Christ at 10 a.m. The painting of “Christ Knocking at the Door” was first mounted on the Sanctuary wall in 1922.  Special music will part of the service.  All are welcome at Peace Church, Elizabeth Avenue and Tenth Street, in Marinette.

April 30

MEDICARE BASICS PRESENATION. The Marinette County Elderly Services will have a presentation about Medicare basics from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Northwoods Senior Cafe, 516 U.S. 141, Crivitz. Elder Benefit Specialist, Olivia Cherry, will give the presentation. Refreshments and raffle prizes will be available. For more information or for more information, people may call Marinette County Elderly Services, 715-854-7453.

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME. Held at Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, from 10 to 11 a.m. The program is for ages 3 to 6 with a parent of caregiver; siblings are welcome. The group will read stories, share rhymes and songs and explore learning through crafts, discovery tables and more. For more information, people may visit the library’s events page on Facebook or on the library’s website, marinettecountylibraries.org/marinette.

ITSY BITSY LIMITED. Held at the Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, at 11 a.m for children 3 years old or younger. This is a story time similar to Itsy Bitsy Story Time, but attendance is limited for children who need or want a smaller, more intimate story time. Preregistration is required and will be available online two weeks prior to the start of the session.

April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28

LIVING WELL WORKSHOP. Marinette County Elderly Services is sponsoring a six-week workshop about living well. The workshop will be at Northland Village, 1025 Pine Beach Road, from 1 to 3 p.m. People may call Marinette County Elderly Services office for more information or to register at 715-854-7453 or 800-990-4242. A $10-donation is requested and registration is required.

May 2

CUSTOMER SERVICE SEMINAR REGISTRATION. Presented by Jeff Anderson, regional tourism specialist, of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, at the Community REC Center, 2501 Pierce Ave., May 2 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. There is no cost to attend but reservations are required. People may email holly.meyer@mandmchamber.com to reserve a seat.

FROGGY NIGHT HIKE. The Harmony Arboretum will hold a hike at the Hemlock Curve Nature Trail from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. This hike is to educate attendees about native frogs, hear frog songs, learn to identify different types of frogs and learn about frog lore. The hike is about two and a half miles and will be canceled if there is inclement weather.

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER. Held at the Crivitz Veterans Park at 6:30 p.m. to pray for the state and nation.

May 3

RUMBLE AT THE REC. Held at the Community REC Center, 2501 Pierce Ave., Marinette, 5 to 10:30 p.m. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with the show beginning at 7:30. Those attending should distribute the five wrist bands and let each party member know what name the table is under in advance, so those attending can be ushered to the correct table upon arrival. Five complementary table gifts for party members will be at the table, as well as two event programs for each. Each table will also have a server to take food and drink orders, but those attending may order from the concession stand. During the event, there will be a 50/50 raffle, a presentation by an honor guard, a dedication and a 15-minute intermission. People should arrive 30 minutes prior to the event. Proper ID is required for alcohol purchases. Tickets may be purchased at https://marinette.recdesk.com/Community/Program?category=4&fbclid=IwAR2FIU3VWfxyHIcVaygFG6Y2v8Kjln8JVAaVHDmLwNbjZA3QP352SIdtreQ.

May 4

SPRING CRAFT AND BAKE SALE. Interfaith Manor, 1220 9th Ave., Menominee, will have a spring craft and bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon. There will be crafts and home-baked goods.

SPRING WILDFLOWER WALK. The Harmony Arboretum, N3890 County E, Peshtigo, will host a guided tour of spring wildflowers with local wildflower enthusiasts from 9 to 11 a.m. Good walking shoes and bug repellant is recommended. The walk is about a mile and will be canceled if there is inclement weather.

SPRING RUMMAGE SALE. First Presbyterian Church, 923 5th St., Menominee, will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to noon, with a bag sale at 11. Participants should use the 10th Avenue entrance.

May 5

N.E.W. CONCERT BAND SPRING CONCERT. Held at W.J. Jones Auditorium, Marinette High School, 2135 Pierce Ave., Marinette, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The Northeastern Wisconsin Concert Band will perform its spring concert under the direction of Glen Reinke and Robert Berndt. For more information, people may visit newconcertband.com.

May 3, June 7

FREE EARLY DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENINGS. Menominee County Intermediate School District will conduct Early Childhood Developmental Screenings for Michigan children from birth through age 5 (if not attending school). Screenings are held from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Menominee County Intermediate School District, 1201 41st Ave., Menominee. Arrangements can be made for children located in the Carney-Nadeau and North Central school districts. Appointments are required; people may call the Menominee County ISD, 906-863-5665. Screening information for older individuals, ages 6 through 26, may be obtained from the child’s principal or by contacting the Menominee County ISD Director of Special Education at 906-863-5665, ext. 1012.

May 4

SPRING DANCE. The North Country Kickers will have a Spring Dance at the Blue Spruce bar’s dance hall, 8096 County Road A, Lena, Wis. Music will be provided by the club DJ starting at 7 p.m. and lasting until 10. The public is invited to attend and partners are not required. Admission fee is $5. If people have any questions, they may call Charles Bishop at 920-530-4373, Sharllotte Swanson at 715-735-5548 or Dave Kvam at 715-587-6552.

May 6

THE JERSEY TENORS. The male vocal quartet, The Jersey Tenors, will perform as part of the River Cities Concert Association at 7 p.m. at Blesch Auditorium. The concert is being sponsored by Ann LaFleur at Mattison Insurance Agency and Akins Pianocraft. The Jersey Tenors are a rock/opera mash-up that creates a blend of the popular opera classics alongside such rock and roll greats. Single tickets are available at the door: $25 for adults and $8 for students. For

further information, people may contact Bark Akins at 906-863 7387 or email rcconcerts@gmail.com.        

May 7

SPRING SALAD LUNCHEON. Resurrection Parish, 2607 18th St., Menominee, will hold this event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults; children younger than 5 eat for free. People may call 906-863-3405 for reservations. Walk-ins are welcome.

MAXIMIZING THE HOME GARDEN. The Harmony Arboretum, N3890 County E, Peshtigo, will host an informational event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Attendees of this event can learn about companion planting principles and details of how it can work for their own gardens.

May 15

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 8:15 to 9:30 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.

May 17

DENIM AND DIAMONDS. St. Mary’s Parish will host a community celebration of Mother’s Day for all mothers, grandmothers, aunts and other women. There will be a DJ, dancing, food, root beer from Forgotten Fire Winery, games and prizes. Red and white wine will be available for purchase. There will be raffle prizes and portraits available for purchase by a professional photographer. Advance entry is $15 for one adult and one child and $20 at the door. There is a fee of $5 per additional child (two and younger are free) and $10 per additional adult. People are asked to make checks payable to St. Mary’s Parish and mail to Barb, St. Mary Parish

171 S Wood Ave. Peshtigo, WI, 54157. People may call 715-582-3876 for more information.

YMCA 2-MILE GLOW RUN/WALK. Held at the Greater Marinette-Menominee YMCA Gymnasium, 1600 West Drive, Menominee, and doors at 8 a.m. where the first 100 will receive a glow baton. Day of registration is at 8:45. People who register before May 1 will get a T-shirt. The cost for an individual is $20 ($25 after May 1) and for a family of up to four, registration cost is $50 ($55 after May 1). People may register in person at the YMCA welcome desk, online at mmymca.org or over the phone with a debit or credit card.

BICYCLE SAFETY WORKSHOP. The Community REC Center in Marinette will host a free bicycle safety workshop. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the Wisconsin Bike Fed are working together to provide teaching safe bicycling workshops around the State of Wisconsin. This day-long workshop can give adults the skills they need to teach children how to ride their bikes safely. Combining classroom and hands-on instruction, participants will learn tips and skills to improve bicycling safety and how to avoid common bicycling hazards. This workshop will be especially helpful to adults who want to organize bicycle rodeos or bicycle training events for children. To register or for more information, people may contact Carolyn Dvorak at carolyn.dvorak@wisconsinbikefed.org.

May 18

SPRING GARDEN PLANT SALE AND PLANT PEST CLINIC. The Spring Plant Sale is from 9 a.m. to noon at the Harmony Arboretum, N3890 County E, Peshtigo. A wide selection of annuals, perennials, herbs, native plants and vegetables grown or donated by Master Gardener volunteers will be available for sale. The pest clinic will offer advice by the UW Extension horticulture agent or Master Gardener volunteers. Funds raised are dedicated to public education programs and improvements at Harmony Arboretum. Additional information on this event and Nature and Horticulture Programs sponsored through UW Madison-Marinette County, Northern Lights Master Gardeners Association and Marinette County Land & Water Conservation can be found at http://marinette.extension.wisc.edu.

MENOMINEE ANIMAL SHELTER ANNUAL SPRING RAFFLE. The Menominee Animal Shelter will have its Spring Raffle at the Whistle Stop (Pullman House) in Menominee. Doors open at 5 p.m., drawing starts at 6. Along with the food, drink and raffle drawings, a limited amount of items will be available for silent auction. The raffle grand prize is $1,000; second and third place, $500; fourth place, $200; and fifth through 10th place, $50. Participants do not need to be present to win cash prizes. Tickets cost $20 and include meal, one raffle entry and admission for two people and can be purchased at JD 1st Real Estate and the Menominee Animal Shelter.

May 19

PLANT SALE. Held at SS. Joseph and Edward Parish, 3308 County Trunk G, Porterfield, starting after Mass, approximately 9 a.m. Summer flower and vegetable garden plants will be available.

May 19-23

CORPORATE CHALLENGE. Local companies can take part in competition with other local businesses. Programs include Pictionary, a scavenger hunt, escape room,

volleyball, trivia, dodgeball, tug-of-war and more. People may email michell@mmymca.org for more information.

May 22

FRUIT CROP PEST MANAGEMENT. The Harmony Arboretum, N3890 County E, Peshtigo, will hold this event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and will teach proper pest (insect and disease) identification, management and the use of effective, safe management strategies. Tree fruit and small fruit pests will be reviewed and analyzed.

May 24-Oct. 8

PESHTIGO FIRE MUESUM. The Peshtigo Fire Museum opens May 24 through October 8. Hours of operation are 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no admission fee, but they accept donations to help maintain the museum. The museum preserves the heritage of the Peshtigo Fire which destroyed the entire city Oct. 8, 1871, killing over 1,500 people and the Fire Cemetery is the first Wisconsin State historical marker. The museum contact number is 715-582-3244 and they are always looking for anyone interested in being a museum guide.

May 25

RED, WHITE & MUSIC FEST. The Village of Crivitz will host this festival from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Crivitz Community Veterans Park. This is a free event, no carry-ins allowed because food and drink will be for sale. Kids’ activities will be from noon to 5; live bands at 11; Greatest Hits Polka Band at 2; Haley Grace and The Rebels at 6. All proceeds will go to future park improvements.

May 23-Aug. 29

CRIVITZ FLEA AND FARMERS MARKET. Thursdays, including July 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. People may contact Barb at 715-854-2030 for more information. Limited space available.

May 25-Aug. 31

CRIVITZ FOOD PANTRY WEEKLY RUMMAGE SALE. Held at Crivitz Food Pantry, 216 S U.S. 141, Saturdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

May 28

MARINETTE HERITAGE MUSEUM OPENING. The Marinette Heritage Museum on Stephenson Island will open. The museum is in need of volunteers, including high school and college students. New volunteers will be scheduled with the museum's experienced volunteers to learn about the museum. Most people volunteer three hours per week, but people can to do more if they want. Hours at the museum are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. People may call Darlene Baetke 715-732-2545 for further information.

June 1

MARINETTE POLICE K9 UNIT RUN/WALK. The run/walk event will be held at the Great Lakes Menominee Marina, 920 Doyle Drive. Registration is from 7 to 7:45 a.m. and the race starts at 8. For more information, people may see the official rules at mmymca.org under events. Adult Run/Walk cost is $20, children ages 6 to 12 is $10 and children 5 and younger are free (shirt not included). Day of cost for registration is $25 (shirt is not guaranteed.) People may contact Tim Pelzek at mpdk9runwalk@gmail.com or Jenni Campbell at jenni@mmymca.org for more information.

FLEA MARKET AND BREAKFAST. The Menominee First United Methodist Church will host a flea market and breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon at the church, 601 10th Ave., Menominee. Sale items will be in the church foyer and gathering room with overflow outside. Baked French toast, sausage, juice and coffee is on the menu. The cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children 10 and older and free for kids younger than 10. People may contact 906-864-2555 for more information.

BIRD HIKE. The Harmony Arboretum, N3890 County E, Peshtigo, will hold guided hikes through the Harmony Hardwoods to learn about native forest bird species from 6 to 8 a.m. Field guides and some binoculars will be available. People should dress for the weather; the event will be canceled if there is inclement weather.

June 1 and 2

ROUNDUP RODEO. The roundup is in Carney at 5 p.m. June 1, and 2 p.m. June 2. Local youth may actively participate by competing in the amateur events, the royalty pageant or the children's games during the rodeo performance. People may contact Kendra at 906-280-3512 if they have any questions.

June 2

MILITARY HONOR CEMETERY WALK. Marinette Genealogy Group will present its annual cemetery walk at the Forest Home Cemetery. This walk will tell the stories of a few of the veterans buried within the cemetery. All proceeds will be donated toward the perseveration of the historic chapel that sits within the cemetery. Guided tours will start at 1 p.m. and leave every 15 minutes. Tickets will be $5 per person; all veterans may attend for free. Participants are welcome to bring portable chairs, wheel chairs, wagons or bicycles. People may contact Joan Pace at the Forest Home Cemetery with questions at 715-732-5173.

June 7

‘MY JOURNEY IN PUBLISHING.’ The Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Will host Linda S. Godfrey at 3:30 p.m. She will present “My Journey in Publishing: From Mild-Mannered Reporter to Nationally Known Author on Werewolves, Bigfoot and Other Strange Things.” For more information, people may go to marinettecountylibraries.org.

June 8

LIBRARY IN BLOOM. The Friends of the Menominee County Library will hold a “Library in Bloom” plant sale. They are currently looking for anyone willing to donate plants, garden art, garden tools, etc. for the sale. The library will accept donations of the plants June 6 and 7 before the sale. If people need to make other arrangements, they may contact the library. For more information, people may contact or visit the Menominee County Library at 906-753-6923, www.uproc.lib.mi.us/menominee/ or  S. 319 Railroad St., Stephenson.

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

June 11

CONCERTS IN THE PARK SERIES. Hayley Grace & Alexis Ray will perform at the Stephenson Island bandshell from 6 to 8 p.m.

June 12.

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

June 15

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

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

June 18

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

June 20

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

June 25

CRIVITZ AREA FOOD PANTRY GOLF OUTING. Held at 9:30 a.m. The event is a four-person scramble, with a cost of $300 per team. The event will be limited to the first 30 four-person teams. A golf cart, food and refreshments will be included. All proceeds will benefit the Crivitz Area Food Pantry.

CONCERTS IN THE PARK SERIES. A band to be announced will perform at the Great Lakes Menominee Marina bandshell from 6 to 8 p.m.

June 29 and 30

125TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. A celebration of the 125th Anniversary of Peace United Church of Christ, 933 Elizabeth Ave., Marinette, will begin with an afternoon program of history and music. A history of the original “Friedens Evangelical Church of Marinette,” now Peace Church, will begin at 4 p.m. followed by a church supper. At 6:15 the Menominee River Chorus will perform for thirty minutes followed by a special organ concert by acclaimed organist, Don Verkuilen, at 7. The church will be celebrated with a special worship service in the afternoon June 30 starting at 3 p.m. Verkuilen will lead the congregation in a selection of German Hymns recalling the church’s immigrant history when it was first dedicated on July 1, 1894, as “Friedens Evangelical Church of Marinette.” Past ministers of the congregation and dignitaries of the Wisconsin Conference of the United Church of Christ will join in the celebration at the church. All are welcome on Sunday afternoon worship service. There will be no morning worship service on this day at the church.

June 30

LEOW STRONG BIKE RIDE. The 2019 Leow Strong Bike Ride (formerly Menominee River Century Bike Ride) will feature routes along Green Bay and the Peshtigo River, several rest stops and  support for riders throughout the route by nearly 70 volunteers. The ride offers options for all riders with a nine-mile family fun ride, a 25-mile and a 50-mile route. Funds raised by the LeowStrong Bike Ride help and support those who are afflicted with cancer. The last year the ride took place, they raised $10,000. All proceeds from the event are kept local and donated to the Bay Area Medical Center Foundation for support of the Cancer Care Center. To register, people may go to https://www.bamc.org/foundation/leowstrong/2019-leowstrong-registration/.

MARINETTE COUNTY BREAKFAST ON THE FARM. The annual all-you-can eat and family-oriented breakfast on the farm at Dan, Sue & Son Dairy Farm from 7:30 a.m. to noon. There will be food and then tour the farm operations and other displays. People can also look it up on Facebook. The farm is two miles southeast of Highway 64 and County West intersection in Town of Grover.

July 2

LANDSCAPE PLANT DISEASE ID AND MANAGEMENT. The Harmony Arboretum, N3890 County E, Peshtigo, will host Brian Hudelson, UW plant disease diagnostician, from 2 to 4 p.m. for a hands-on opportunity to learn about both common and unusual diseases that affect landscape plants. Attendees are welcome to bring samples of their own landscape.

July 9

ANCIENT GARDENING TECHNIQUES FOR NORTHERN WISCONSIN. The Harmony Arboretum, N3890 County E, Peshtigo, will host this event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and will discuss how people have adapted their food cultivation practices to overcome soil, climatic and pest challenges for centuries. Common traditional soil amendments, landscape adaptations and companion plantings will be discussed, as well as contemporary applications of these techniques.

July 16

CONCERTS IN THE PARK SERIES. The BearWalkers band will perform at the Stephenson Island bandshell from 6 to 8 p.m.

July 18

MENOMINEE KIWANIS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP GOLF OUTING. This event will be at Riverside Golf Club.  It will be a four-person, 18-hole scramble at $75 per person which includes greens fee, cart, and buffet dinner. Proceeds will provide scholarships for Menominee High School students. Prize money for first two teams in both gross and net divisions, plus prizes for on course events, including $10,000 and $15,000 hole-in-one cash prizes. Included are a bucket raffle, 50/50 raffle and other prize drawings.  For more information, people may call 906-290-2142 or contact any Kiwanis member.

July 19

KAYAK TOUR. The Wild River Invasive Species Coalition will host a kayak paddle event at 9 a.m. at Memorial Park Launch in Menominee. Lindsay Peterson will lead a paddling tour to inform the public of invasive species and what they can do to help prevent their movement around the Great Lakes. For more information, people may call, 906-774-1550, ext. 102.

July 20

ANNUAL GARDEN WALK. The Harmony Arboretum, N3890 County E, Peshtigo, will host the Northern Lights Master Gardeners on a self-guided tour of local private and public gardens from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Same day tickets will be available at Harmony Arboretum. Adult tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the event; children 7 to 12 years old are $5 and children 6 or younger are free.

July 27

MENEKAUNEE OLD TIMERS PICNIC. Held at noon at Red Arrow Park for anyone age 50 and older with ties to Menekaunee. Those attending should bring lawn chairs and beverages. Cost is $10 if paid by July 22; or $15 if paid after. Checks should be made payable and sent to Menekaunee Old Timers, 160 W Bay Shore St., Marinette, WI, 54143. People may call Sharon, 715-735-5577, for more information.

Aug. 5

ASTRONOMY AT THE ARBORETUM. The Harmony Arboretum, N3890 County E, Peshtigo, will host an introduction to stars, constellations, star lore and other space-related topics from 7:45 to 9 p.m. The event includes a stargazing tour. People are asked to dress for the weather. Hot beverages will be provided. If there is rain/snow or mostly overcast, the event will be canceled.

Aug. 7

PRAIRE WALK. The Harmony Arboretum, N3890 County E, Peshtigo, will host this event from 6 to 8 p.m. Attendees can spend an evening learning what constitutes a prairie and why people are creating or restoring them. The trail is approximately one-half mile and does cover uneven terrain.

Aug. 10

M&M AUTO CLUB AUTO AND CYCLE SHOW 2019. Held at Menominee Memorial Marina Park, Marinette and Menominee Auto Club (bandshell area), 701 1st St. Registration is $5 from 8 to 10:30 a.m., with the show from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. More than 67 trophies will be awarded at approximately 2:30 p.m., including twenty-one auto classes and four motorcycle classes. The show is open to the public for free. Music by Russes Golden Oldies will be performed. Spectators can also vote for their favorite motorcycle and or automobile for a $1 donation, which goes towards the Marinette and Menominee Auto Club Scholarship fund. Food and drink available on the grounds. For more information, people may call 715-582-0347.

42ND ANNUAL SILVER CLIFF FIRE AND RESCUE AUXILIARY PICNIC. Held at Silver Cliff Park, County Trunk C, west of Crivitz, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Raffles, Country Store, adult and children's games, music, chicken booyah, brats, hamburgers, corn on the cob, Snack Shack, T-shirts, etc. will be available. The event will be preceded by a parade at 10 a.m. (along County Trunk C) with community floats, antique vehicles and area fire departments and rescue squads.

Aug. 13

CONCERTS IN THE PARK SERIES. The Eddie Larson Band will perform at the Stephenson Island bandshell from 6 to 8 p.m.

Aug. 15

COMPOSTING AT THE HOME LANDSCAPE LEVEL. The Harmony Arboretum, N3890 County E, Peshtigo, will teach about composting of plant materials from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Extension staff and area Master Composters will share starting and managing compost piles and share great ways to best utilize the end products.

Aug. 18

ANNUAL PIE AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL. Held at SS. Joseph and Edward Parish, 3308 County Trunk G, Porterfield from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Food, ice cream and raffles will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. People are also invited to come before the event for the Mass with Bishop Ricken at 10 a.m.

Aug 22

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

Sept. 5

SALSA NIGHT. The Harmony Arboretum, N3890 County E, Peshtigo, will host this event from 6 to 8 p.m., that celebrates America’s favorite condiment and the plants people grow from which it is made. People will share safe salsa recipes, growing hints for the vegetables and herbs used in salsa, and sampling of salsa recipes. Attendees are asked to consider bringing a batch of their own salsa, or some chips/crackers to share.

Sept. 7

CAR AND BIKE SHOW. Held at Gateway Bar and Grill, 706 N U.S. 141, Crivitz. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the show will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Single entry is $10 and entry for two is $15. Free brat or hamburger with registration. There will be 35 trophies. Trophies for cars and trucks include 15 stock, 15 modified, veteran’s choice, people’s choice and best in show. Trophies for motorcycles include people’s choice and best in show. There will be music, food 50/50 raffles. Boo Yah will be sold the Crivitz Post VFW 2063.

Sept. 10

TRI-COUNTY DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES. The Tri-County Dog Training Academy classes will be held at the Marinette Armory, 2000 Mary St., Marinette. Advanced registration is suggested as classes are limited. Orientation will take place at 7 p.m., with preregistration starting at 6:30. Dogs do not attend orientation night. The group offers Puppy, Beginner and Advanced levels.  For more information and an enrollment form people may call 906-792-5989 or visit us at www.tricountydogtraining.org. People may also find the group on Facebook.

Sept. 14

PLANT SALE AND PLANT PEST CLINIC. The Harmony Arboretum, N3890 County E, Peshtigo, will hold the clinic from 9 a.m. to noon to support the work done at Harmony Arboretum by selling plants from the Northern Lights Master Gardener Volunteers. Extension Horticulture Agent will be on hand to identify any plant pest samples brought in and assist in pest management issues.

Sept. 21

MENOMINEE HISTORIC WATERFRONT DOWNTOWN GIANT PUMPKIN FESTIVAL. Held at Menominee Marian Park, 1st Street, Menominee, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival is put on by the Menominee Historic Downtown Farmers Market and the Menominee Downtown Business Association. It will feature local music, games for kids, bouncy castles, pie eating contests, Jack O’ lantern carving contest, craft and food booths and more. The highlight is the Giant Pumpkin Boat Race, where the winner goes home with a traveling trophy. The festival is now accepting craft and food vendors. Early bird applications will receive a discount. The event is also accepting applications for Giant Pumpkin Boat Racers. For more information, people may call 906-863-8718 or email giantfestival6@gmail.com. Those who want to help organize this event can check the festival’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Giantpumpkinfestival/.

HORSE POWER FOR THE HOMELESS. Abundant Life Church is having its first car and bike show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Stephenson Island. The church is seeking monetary or food donations, gift baskets, 50/50 raffles, silent auction items, volunteer opportunities and Sponsor for trophies for the show. Proceeds benefit the church and go towards their mission.

Sept. 28

MARINETTE YOUTH BASEBALL FUN NIGHT. This event, the biggest fundraiser for the Marinette Youth Baseball and Softball, Little River Country Club, N2235 Shore Drive, Marinette, from 6 to 10 p.m. MYBI has one major fundraiser held each fall at Little River Country Club in Marinette, starting at 6 p.m. Sept. 20. The MYBI will sell 500 raffle tickets throughout the area promoting the fundraiser event. Each ticket allows two adults in the doors and food and beverages are included. The group anticipates a large crowd again this year at this annual event.

Oct. 12

FALL FAMILY FUN FEST. The Harmony Arboretum, N3890 County E, Peshtigo, will hold this family-oriented event for kids from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be hands-on nature crafts, games, farm animal learning and petting area, with many more activities. This event is free, but food pantry donations will be accepted at the entrance.

Oct. 16

MILWAUKEE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will be at Blesch Auditorium in Menominee at 7:30 p.m. Information on ticket sales will be posted approximately one month in advance of the concert.

Oct. 28

ASTRONOMY AT THE ARBORETUM. The Harmony Arboretum, N3890 County E, Peshtigo, will host an introduction to stars, constellations, star lore and other space-related topics from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The event includes a stargazing tour. People are asked to dress for the weather. Hot beverages will be provided. If there is rain/snow or mostly overcast, the event will be canceled.

Nov. 20

ASTRONOMY AT THE ARBORETUM. The Harmony Arboretum, N3890 County E, Peshtigo, will host an introduction to stars, constellations, star lore and other space-related topics from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The event includes a stargazing tour. People are asked to dress for the weather. Hot beverages will be provided. If there is rain/snow or mostly overcast, the event will be canceled.

Dec. 22

YMCA ADULT HANDSTAND CLINIC. Held at the Greater Marinette Menominee YMCA, 1600 West Drive, Menominee, from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. This is a clinic for beginners and athletes who want to learn how to do a handstand. There will be stations set up for progression leading up to a handstand holding your own body weight. Registration is open to the first 12 participants. Admission is $10 for members and $20 for the general public.

2020

Feb. 1

DA YOOPER WINTERFEST EVENT. All monies raised beyond the expenses are distributed to the DAR Boys & Girls Club and the River Cities Community Pool (RCCP). Da Yooper Winterfest funds also help to fund RCCP's annual Kids Triathlon held in October each year, which helps promote health and exercise and is free to area children.

Ongoing

PLAZA ACE ROUND UP STEP UP PROGRAM. Round up your purchase at Plaza Ace Hardware in Menominee, allowing the spare change to help the M&M Area Community Foundation's Philanthropy Fund and you. Ask Plaza Ace to STEP-UP by donating 2 percent of purchases to The Salvation Army or one of the other three non-profits organizations of choice. The funds will be used to purchase toilet paper, building maintenance supplies, paint, craft items, ice melt, and other regularly used supplies as well as at the recently opened Youth Center to allow the maintenance of the program without charging the families.

FREE TOP TEN EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS WORKSHOP. Classes held at the Job Center of Wisconsin, 1605 University Drive, Marinette, and funded by Bay Area Workforce Development Board in partnership with Goodwill Industries. Class will be held Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. For reservations, people may call the Job Center, 715-732-7854 or 715-732-7756

FREE BASIC COMPUTER CLASSES. Classes held at the Job Center of Wisconsin, 1605 University Drive, Marinette, and funded by Bay Area Workforce Development Board in partnership with Goodwill Industries. Classes (computer basics, MS Windows, Word, Internet, email and Excel) will be held Mondays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. For reservations, people may call the Job Center, 715-732-7854 or 715-732-7756.

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

THE LORD’S DINER. This is an ongoing evening meal program that is held Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Pierce Avenue and University Drive, Marinette. This meal program serves a variety of hot meals and includes a food pantry. Volunteers design menus and prepare meals including: Green salads, main dishes and desserts, all from scratch. There are now eight local sponsored groups: Beaver America Lutheran, Porterfield Lutheran, Community Covenant Church, St. Paul Episcopal Church, St. Joseph Conference, the Christian Motorcycle Association, Our Savior's Women's Groups and Our Savior's Youth Group. Groups interested in joining this program, volunteers and food donations are welcome. For more information, people may begin by calling Our Savior’s Office 715-735-3101.

SILVER SNEAKERS/FLEX STRENGTH AND BALANCE CLASSES. Held at Northland Lutheran Home 1025 Pine Beach Road, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 10:45 am. Classes help persons become stronger, improve balance, and decrease the risk of falling. Classes also held in Peshtigo. For more information, persons may call Kristine at 814-397-4769 (Marinette).

AQUATIC EXERCISE CLASSES. Bay Area Mobility Centers holds one-hour aquatic exercise sessions weekdays at 3117 Shore Drive, Marinette. For class information, people may call the Bay Area Mobility Center, 715-732-5111.

BEND AND STRETCH EXERCISE. Program sponsored by the Marinette Recreation Department. Floor and flexibility exercises held Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9-9:45 a.m. at the Duer Gym, 402 Williams St., Marinette. Punch cards are available for purchase at the Civic Center. For more information, people may call 715-732-5222.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS CLASSES. Chair Yoga, Beginner Yoga, Yoga/Pilates, Chair Exercise, Ballroom Dance and Zumba Core and Glutes 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 ttp://www.marinette.wi.us/index.php/explore/senior-center.

MARINETTE SENIOR CENTER OFFERINGS/INFORMATION. Individuals 50 or older qualify to become a member of the Marinette Senior Center. Yearly membership is $5 per person or $9 a couple. The center offers a variety of activities, exercise opportunities, crafts, and monthly newsletter. Marinette County also prepares and services meals Monday through Friday on site at a reasonable cost. For more information or to rent the Marinette Senior Center for an event, people may call 715-732-1280 or email seniorcenter@marinette.wi.us.

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

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

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

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

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