Now through 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.

MENOMINEE HERITAGE MUSEUM OPEN. Heritage Museum, 904 11th Ave., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon until 3 p.m. Saturday. There is new and old displays of Menominee County's history. Volunteers are always needed.

SUMMER READING CLUB. People may register for the Summer Reading Club at Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, to receive a Summer Reading Club Card. Mark the card for every 20 minutes that was spent reading. When a card is full, fill out the back, and return the card to the front desk of the library. Participants will earn prizes for the first three cards they complete and enter a raffle for every additional card they complete. Turn in all cards by Aug. 31.

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE. Schroepfer Family Dental, 3212 Cleveland Ave., Marinette, will collect school supplies throughout the month of August for local schools. Items needed include pencils, pencil bags, folders, notebooks, erasers, paper, crayons, colored pencils, scissors, etc.

Now through Sept. 1

WEST SHORE FISHING MUSEUM OPEN. The West Shore Fishing Museum is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. People may explore the local history of fishing in Green Bay waters by touring the Bailey home, exhibit buildings, gift shop, five commercial fishing boats, gardens and trails. Admission is free, the museum is handicapped accessible and dog friendly. Enter through Bailey Park at N5146 M-35. People may contact 715-923-9756 or West Shore Fishing Museum on Facebook for more information.

Now through Sept. 28

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT. The Spies Public Library will host a photography exhibit in the John Henes Gallery during normal library hours. Featured will be color photography by area photographers Skip Heckel and Susan Harter Stephen, and black and white photography by Bill Jones III.

Now through Sept. 30

NATIONAL DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM REGISTRATION. The Greater Marinette Menominee Y will hold a free diabetes prevention program for members and for the public. The classes will meet weekly Sept. 23-Feb. 3 and the biweekly Feb. 17-May 18. People may email Kristen@mmymca.org or Hunter@mmymca.org to register.

Now through Oct. 8

PESHTIGO FIRE MUESUM. The Peshtigo Fire Museum is open until 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.

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 Public 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.

VIDEO JOURNEY. The Menominee Church of Christ, 4601 10th St., Menominee, will host a video journey through the holy lands every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and refreshments will follow at 7. People with questions may call 719-849-1277.

VOLUNTEENS. Teens, ages 12 to 18, can volunteer at the Stephenson Public Library to help with programs. Interested participants can pick up an application and fill it out and return it to Lara Lakari.

MARINETTE HERITAGE MUSEUM OPEN. 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.

Aug. 31, Sept. 7, 14 and 28

MENOMINEE HISTORIC DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET. The Menominee Historic Downtown Farmers Market will hold its market on 1st Street and 8th Avenue, from 9 a.m. to noon., unless there are other activities then it will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The market will accept many forms of the payment plus government programs. Vendor applications are accepted before and during the market season. All vendors are welcome to attend. Applications that can be printed may be found at http://menomineefarmersmarket.com/Uploads/Forms_and_Applications_14_3741115706.pdf, and emailed to menomineehdfarmersmarket@gmail.com or call 906-863-8718.

Aug. 31

BRAT FRY. First Trinity Lutheran Church’s Mission Sewing group will be hosting a brat fry at Jack’s Fresh Market on Cleveland Avenue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds will go toward supplies to continue making items for charities. In the past, the group has made chemo hats for a local cancer unit, quilts bibs and burp clothes and more charities.

CEDAR RIVER BRIDGEWALK. The Cedar River BridgeWalk will begin with live music at 10 a.m. at the Cedarville Township Hall on Old Mill Lane across from the Cedar River Harbor and Marina. The parade over the Cedar River Bridge in Cedar River will commence after opening ceremonies including the crowning of BridgeWalk royalty at 11 a.m. Festivities planned will await walkers at Hirsch's Cedar River Pub with blow-ups for kids, food, craft beer and drink specials. Crooked Creek will provide the music. New to the BridgeWalk will be a surstromming challenge offering a cash prize. There will be raffles throughout the day benefiting the Cedarville Volunteer Fire Department and Cedar River Chapel. An auction is also planned to benefit the fire department.

Sept. 1

ANNUAL ICE CREAM SOCIAL. The West Shore Fishing Museum will be hold their annual ice cream social from noon to 4 p.m. There will food available such as brats and hotdogs, homemade pies, ice cream and root beer. There will also be live music, kids’ games and raffles. People may also explore three museum buildings, gift shop, five commercial fishing boats, nature trails and gardens and grounds. The museum is located 15 miles north of Menominee on M-35. Enter the museum grounds through Bailey Park at N5146 M-35.

MATTER OF BALANCE CLASS REGISTRATION. The Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress (UPCAP) will have its “Matter of Balance Class” at Spies Public Library starting Sept. 5.

A Matter of Balance is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants can learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. An eight-week Matter of Balance class will begin Thursday mornings, Sept. 5 – Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. until noon. There is no cost to attend and all materials and a refreshment will be provided, pre-registration is required. People may call UPCAP at 1-800-338-7227 or by dialing 2-1-1. People may also register online at www.upcap.org/events.

Sept. 2

LABOR DAY PICNIC. Marinette Labor Day Picnic sponsored by the Marinette Central Labor

Council will be from noon to 5 at the Marinette City Park. There will be live music by RoseBrook, bouncy houses and food.

Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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.

Sept. 3 and 9 – Oct. 24

YMCA MINI HORSE CAMP REGISTRATION. The YMCA is hosting a Mini Horse Camp from Oct. 27 to Nov. 3. Members may register starting Sept. 3 at the cost of $75 and the general public can register starting Sept. 9 at the cost of $150. Registration ends Oct. 24 or until the camp is full. The camp is for children ages 6 to 18 years old. Professional instructor Jeanine Schira will lead the camp to learn about riding and tacking in addition to horse management, horse safety, proper nutrition for the horse and more. Attendees are asked to wear long pants and boots with a heel. A person can bring their own riding helmet otherwise one will be provided. Each week will include a mounted horseback ride.

Sept. 4

ALZHEIMER’S EDUCATION CLASS. The ADRC of Marinette County will host an Alzheimer's Education Class, "Living with Alzheimer's for Younger On-Set Alzheimer's" at the Niagara Senior

Center, 569 Washington Ave., Niagara, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. People may learn what this diagnosis means, what plans should be made and what resources are available to help. The class is presented by Teresa Clement, ADRC dementia care specialist. People may call the ADRC to reserve a seat at 715-732-3850.

Sept. 4 and 18, Oct. 2 and 16, 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.

Sept. 4, Oct. 2, 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.

Sept. 4, 11, 19, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4, 11 and 18

ITST 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.

Sept. 4-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.

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.

MODEL TRAIN SHOW AND FAMILY FUN DAY. The Wisconsin and Michigan Model Railroad Club will hold its annual model train show and family fun day from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Menominee Regional Airport. General admission is free. Food and drink will be available for purchase. They will have their annual craft show with local crafters and vendors. The event will also include a car show, which registration for is from 8 to 10:30 a.m. The show will have operating train layouts, vendors, RC planes, general aviation, Marinette and Menominee fire trucks and emergency rescue squad vehicles. There will also be balloon art, face painting and a bounce slide with a ball pit. For more information, people may email Scott at noisemaker383@yahoo.com or Jay at reelcountrymusic@yahoo.com. Crafters may email tkruse60@hotmail.com.

FLEA MARKET AND CRAFTS. This event will be held at Veteran's Park in downtown Stephenson. One table space is $5, two to five tables is $10 and over 5 tables is $20. No reservation is needed. For more information, people may call 906-788-4750. All proceeds go to the Stephenson Eagles Athletic Booster Club.

ACT PRACTICE SESSION (ages 14 to 19). This limited-seating program is offered to current high school students preparing to take the ACT test through the Stephenson Public Library from 9:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. They will simulate test conditions as best as they are able, so students should be prepared to use approved calculators only or scrap paper. According to the online test prep site Magoosh, “Taking a timed, full-length practice test is one of the best ways to prepare yourself for the real ACT. Mimicking test-like conditions will help improve your stamina, pacing, and understanding of your personal strengths and weaknesses.” People may reserve a seat by contacting the library front desk.

Sept. 8

HOLY REDEEMER PARISH FESTIVAL. Holy Redeemer Parish, W5541 Birch Creek Road, Menominee, will hold a festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chicken dinner served from 11:03 to 1 p.m., which includes mash potatoes, gravy, coleslaw, green beans, roll and beverage. There will be other food items available, hamburgers, brats, hot dogs, ice cream and a beverage tent. A variety of activities will include a large raffle, bake sale, farmers market, basket raffle, silent auction, rummage sale, kids and adult games. There will also be music by Chuck Johnson.

Sept. 8, 15 and 29

INTRO TO SQUARE DANICNG. Twin City Squares dance club invites singles, couples and families interested in square dancing to join them Sept. 8 from 2 to 4:30 pm at Merryman School, 611 Elizabeth Ave, Marinette, in the multipurpose room, for a free introduction to square dancing.

Introductory lessons will also be held Sept. 15 and 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the school multipurpose room. Everyone is welcome. People may contact Lloyd and Mary Houle at 906-753-4583 or Lloydmaryhoule@yahoo.com for lesson information.

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.

CHAPTER OF DUCKS DINNER AND FUNDRAISER. The Marinette Chapter of Ducks Unlimited (DU) will hold its annual dinner at Little River Country Club in Marinette. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the dinner is at 7. They will celebrate conservation with several special edition guns, a handgun raffle and special merchandise commemorating the group’s accomplishments. Dinner will be country-style chicken and meatballs. The cost of the event is $50 and includes a single membership. A $270 DU sponsorship includes a 2019 DU sponsor print, a bronze sponsor pin, entry into a special gun drawing and will conserve one acre of wildlife habitat. Each membership comes with a subscription to the magazine, a meal and a chance to win door prizes. For more information, people may contact Wayne Gerondale at 715-732-0670 or 715-923-0625 or people may contact Paul Gerondale at 920-604-2150. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Sept. 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 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.

Sept. 11

NEW MEMBER COFFEE EVENT. The Marinette Woman's Club will host a “Welcome and New Member Coffee” gathering at the home of Ruth Thielen, 2207 6th Street, Marinette, at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All area women are invited to attend. For more information, people my call Ruth at 715-732-1554.

Sept. 12

TAILGATE FUNDRAISER. The Senior Citizens Center of Marinette will host a fall Tailgate Fundraiser to raise funds for and to continue the programming and activities at the senior center. The center is looking for prizes and donations for this event. People may call Erin Sauve, director of the Marinette Senior Center, for more information at 715-732-1280.

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.

COLOR BLAST 5K FUN RUN. The Healthy Youth Coalition of Marinette & Menominee Counties (HYC) will hold its annual Color Blast 5k Fun Run at 8 a.m. at Menominee High School. Participants will get “blasted” with seven different colors along the route as they run or walk the non-competitive event. This run will allow participants to finish their color display with either a splash of maroon or purple to show their team spirit for back to school festivities. Proceeds will allow HYC to continue prevention programming in the schools and community for years to come. The fee to participate is $25 for adults and $15 for youth 17 years and younger. This price promotion ends Sept. 6 and shirts are not guaranteed after this date. There will be a $5 increase in price after the deadline. To register, people may visit their website at www.mmyouth.com, call them at 906-863-5665, ext.1038, stop in at 1201 41st Ave., or search for the event at www.active.com.

BABY SITTING SAFETY COURSE. The YMCA is hosting a child and babysitting safety course from noon to 6 p.m. for people ages 11 and older. The cost for the course is $30 for members and $60 for the general public. Registration is open at the YMCA Welcome Desk or people may call 906-863-9983 for more information.

Sept. 15

AMBERG TOWN HALL TOUR. Northwood’s Apostolic Church will be holding a Fall Town Hall Tour with the first stop at the Amberg Community Center, N15035 Grant St., at 10 a.m. Immediately following the service there will be a potluck lunch. For more information, people may call 715-938-4935.

Sept. 16

BASKETBALL REGISTRATION. The YMCA will have a basketball league for children in Kindergarten through first grade for boys and girls in two divisions. Children will learn the basics of basketball such as: dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding and defense. The cost for members is $30 and the cost for the general public is $72. The league is from Sept. 16 to Nov. 5, Tuesday and Thursday evening. Volunteer coaches are needed. To register, people may call 906- 863-9983.

FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE REGISTRATION. The YMCA will have a Flag Football League for children in fourth to sixth grade at Central Elementary school in Menominee. Games being Oct. 5 with practices beginning after Sept. 19. There will be eight games played during the league, two games per Saturday morning. The final game will be held on Blesch Field Oct. 25. The cost for members is $30 and the cost for the general public is $72. Volunteer coaches are needed. To register, people may call 906- 863-9983.

Sept. 16 - 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.

Sept. 17

ALZHEIMER’S EDUCATION CLASS. The ADRC of Marinette County will host an Alzheimer's Education Class, "Living with Alzheimer's for Early Stage Caregivers," at Marinette County Elderly Services, Crivitz, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. People may learn what the diagnosis means, what plans can be made and what resources are available to help. This class is presented by Teresa

Clement, ADRC dementia care specialist. People may call the ADRC at 715-732-3850 to reserve a seat.

Sept. 18

ALZHEIMER’S EDUCATION CLASS. The ADRC of Marinette County will host an Alzheimer's Education Class, "Living with Alzheimer's-Middle Stage for Caregivers," at the ADRC of Marinette County, 2500 Hall Ave., Marinette, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. People may learn helpful strategies to provide safe and effective and comfortable care. This class will be presented by Teresa Clement, ADRC dementia care specialist. People may call the ADRC at 715-732-3850 to reserve a seat.

Sept. 19

ADOPT A SHELF TRAINING (ages 7 to adult). The Stephenson Public Library will train volunteers on how to upkeep library shelves from 5 to 5:30 p.m.

WOMEN’S HEALTH GRAPEVINE SESSION. inVenture North, 1320 Main St., Marinette, is hosting a women’s health session on journaling from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. This presentation will discuss chronic stress and its impact on physical and mental health. Participants will be introduced to and practice journaling as a coping technique to protect their well-being. Registration is requested and people may do so by visiting the website www.inventurenorth.com; calling at 715-732-1050; or emailing roberta.davis@inventurenorth.com. This session is free and is presented by a registered nurse.

MMACC GATHERING AND GRANT CEREMONY. The Women's Giving Circle, a committee of the M&M Area Community Foundation will host its Annual Gathering and Grant Ceremony from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will be held at UWGB, Marinette Campus, 750 W Bay Shore St, in the Main Building. All are invited. People are asked to RSVP by Sept. 14 to kerri.weigal@mmacf.org or call 906-864-3599. Grant awards will be presented to area organizations. In addition, the event features a presentation of the sixth annual Queen Marinette Award. There will be hors d’oeuvres, raffles, prizes and more. A $5 per person free will donation is suggested. This year's theme is "Dress to the Nines."

Sept. 19, Oct. 16 and 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.

Sept. 19 and 20

AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE. Community Action Agency's Menominee Senior Center, 905 10th St., will host the AARP Smart Driver Course Sept. 19 from noon until 4 p.m. and Sept. 20 from 8 a.m. until noon. This two-day course, taught by an AARP instructor, will teach attendees the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate a vehicle more safely. People must complete both sessions to receive the certificate. Attendees are asked to check with their insurance agent to see if they qualify for a discount on auto insurance for completion of the course. The cost for this event is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. People are asked to bring their valid Michigan Driver's License and an AARP card (if one has a card) to the event. People may contact the Menominee Senior Center at 906-863-2158 to register for this course as space is limited.

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.

FAMILY TREE MAKER AND FIND A GRAVE PRESENTATION. The Stephenson Public Library will host Genealogist Randy Ray. At 10 a.m., Ray will present how to use a family tree maker software program and explain how it connects with ancestry and family search. Then at 1 p.m., Ray will show attendees how to use the Find-a-Grave website. He will show people how to start an account, add photos and edit entries. In addition, Ray will explain how to clean a headstone to get a good quality picture without damaging the stone.

Sept. 23

MACKINAC BRIDGE PRESENTATION RESERVATION. The Friends of the Menominee County Library will host author Mike Fornes at Belgium Town Restaurant Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. Friends of the Library members, library patrons and other interested persons may attend the dinner for the cost of $16. People interested in the meal, the presentation, or both may call the library to get an informational flier and registration form, 906-753-6923. The forms are available at the library desk. Reservations for the dinner are due at the library by Sept. 23. Fornes will be speaking on “101 Things That Happened on the Mackinac Bridge.” Fornes covered the Mackinac Bridge for 26 years for several media outlets in Northern Michigan.

Sept. 24

RCCA CONCERT: ANNIE MOSES BAND. The River Cities Concert Association will host the Annie Moses Band — Copland to Cash — the Great American Spirit at Blesch Auditorium at 7 p.m. The Annie Moses Band is a classical, crossover ensemble who are known for their virtuosic string playing, eclectic vocals and stylistically diverse arrangements. The group includes six siblings and their father. Memberships for the upcoming season of five concerts 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 at rcconcerts@gmail.com.

Sept. 25

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK. The Stephenson Public Library hosts a book club Wednesdays at 1 p.m. September’s book is “Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah. People may order a copy of the book on InfoSoup.org or contact the library to borrow one.

SENIOR CONFERENCE. Elderly Services of Marinette County will have its fall Senior Conference at Little River County Club in Marinette. There will be a variety of speakers, including Keynote Speaker, Heather Whittaker, who is an award-winning author and speaker focusing on the key principles for living a happy and fulfilling life. For more details or to register, people may call 715-854-7453.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR. The event is being held at the Community REC Center, 2501 Pierce Ave., Marinette, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vendors, presentations and speakers, focusing on nutrition, fitness and health, will be available by the City of Marinette, the EagleHerald and Bay Cities Radio.

Sept. 27

MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR (ages 5 to adult). The Stephenson Public Library will host Anindita Neogy Anaam who was born and raised in India. She will talk about the geography, variety of cultures, language dialects, traditional foods and dress, and how such a diverse nation is unified.

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. 1

FALL SALAD LUNCHEON. Resurrection Parish, 2607 18th St., Menominee, is hosting a fall salad lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. People may call 906-863-3405 for reservations but walk-ins and carry outs are welcome. The charge for the lunch is $8 for adults and children younger than 5 eat for free.

Oct. 4 and 5

QUILT SALE ON THE FARM. The annual Quilt Sale on the Farm will begin Oct. 4 with a presale from 1 to 5 p.m. and then the sale itself beginning Oct. 5 from 9 to 5 p.m. The sales will take place at W6793 Beech Road, Porterfield. For more information, people may call 715-927-2221 or visit its Facebook page “Quilts on the Farm.”

Oct. 6

WAUSAUKEE TOWN HALL TOUR. Northwood’s Apostolic Church will be holding a Fall Town Hall Tour with the second stop at the Wausaukee Village Hall, 428 Harrison Ave., at 10 a.m. Immediately following the service there will be a potluck lunch. For more information, people call 715-938-4935.

Oct. 7

READING CIRCLE. Librarian Mariel Carter of the Stephenson Public Library will hold a book circle for adults at 2 p.m. where people can share the titles of books they have been reading and authors they have enjoyed in the past.

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.

ADULTS READ JUDY BLUME. The Stephenson Public Library will host a book discussion at 10 a.m. about some of Judy Blume’s works including “Blubber,” “Iggy’s House,” “Forever” and “Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret.” Among other topics, the group will talk about how these books impacted one’s youth and what impact (if any) they have on people as adults.

ANIMAL SHELTER AUCTION. The Menominee Animal Shelter will be holding its annual

auction at the Pullman House. Doors open at 5 p.m. There will be bucket, silent and oral auctions held at the event. Tickets need to be purchased in advance, the price is $30 per person and includes the food. Tickets can be purchased at the shelter. For more information, people may call the shelter at 906-864-7297.

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. 19

SWEDISH PANCAKE SUPPER AND FALL HARVEST BAKE SALE. Bethel Lutheran Church, 1309 14th Ave., Menominee, will hold this event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. They will serve traditional Swedish Pancakes with lingonberries, sausage, fruit and a beverage. Requested donation of $7 per adult and $3 per child ages 5 to 12. Children 5 and younger eat free. A fall harvest bake sale and children's activity table will also be featured. Proceeds will support scholarships to attend Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp. Everyone is welcome to this event.

AUTHOR PRESENTATION. Local author Ann Dallman will read from her recently published book, “Cady and the Bear Necklace,” and discuss her writing and publishing experience at the Stephenson Public Library at 10 a.m. She has written a story about 13-year-old Cady, who is experiencing big changes in her life as she moves from Minnesota to Michigan and begins attending a reservation school.

Oct. 22

WOMEN’S HEALTH GRAPEVINE SESSION. inVenture North, 1320 Main St., Marinette, is hosting a women’s health session on diabetes prevention from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. This session will teach participants about prediabetes, a condition that affects one in three people, and what steps can be taken to prevent it from developing into type 2 diabetes. Registration is requested and people may do so by visiting the website www.inventurenorth.com; calling at 715-732-1050; or emailing roberta.davis@inventurenorth.com. This session is free and is presented by a registered nurse.

Oct. 23

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK. The Stephenson Public Library hosts a book club Wednesdays at 1 p.m. October’s book is “The Sun Goes Down” by Anthony Hinton. People may order a copy of the book on InfoSoup.org or contact the library to borrow one.

Oct. 27

NORTHEAST WISCONSIN CONCERT BAND. Northeastern Wisconsin Concert Band will present its fall concert in the W.J. Jones Auditorium at Marinette High School at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 adults and $2 Students at the door. For more information, people may visit www.newconcertband.com.

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.

PATRON APPRECIATION DAY. To thank community members for being a loyal library user, the staff at the Stephenson Public Library will host an appreciation day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Coffee and cookies will be distributed while supplies last.

Oct. 28, 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. 1 to 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.

Nov. 2

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

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.

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

AUTHOR PRESENTATION. Nationally recognized Wisconsin author Nickolas Butler will talk about his writing journey and most recent book, “Little Faith” at the Stephenson Public Library at 7 p.m.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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: 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, 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.

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 $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.

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.