Packers Foundation seeks grant applicants
GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers Foundation is inviting applications for its annual grant program from organizations that are classified as exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code with a valid IRS Tax ID for a minimum of two years and are located in the state of Wisconsin. This year, grants will be awarded for programs or projects that address arts and culture, athletics and education causes. Organizations may only apply for a grant once during the three-year cycle and only those whose programs fit the established criteria will be considered.
Last year, in its annual distribution of funds, the foundation awarded $800,000 to 213 civic and charitable groups throughout the state making total disbursements more than $8.5 million for charitable purposes since it was established in 1986.
For more information, to determine eligibility and to apply for a grant, applicants may visit Applications are accepted through June 1.
Series continues on St. Vincent de Paul
MARINETTE — The 10-episode EWTN series, “Our Faith in Action: Today’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul” premiered March 4 on a local ETWN station and will continue on Saturday at 6 p.m. EWTN Global Catholic Network is the largest religious media network in the world with 11 networks that broadcast in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 268 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. The series will give viewers a unique look at St. Vincent de Paul’s ministry and provide the opportunity to promote the Society, the good work Vincentians do and encourage people to become a part of the organization.
The organization is encouraging councils, conferences and clergy to promote the series in their parish and to include details of the series in the bulletins. For more information, persons may call the office at 715-735-6956.
 Mermaid Adventure offered at Y
MENOMINEE — The YMCA will be having a Mermaid Adventure for children 6 years and older, at the facility, 1600 West Drive, March 18 from 12:30 to 2:45 p.m. and April 2 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event will be a day for fantasy and activity in the pool where instructors will demonstrate how to swim, flip and dive like a mermaid and attendees can also view a mermaid-themed movie. The cost is $30 for members; $60 for non-members and will include a pair of swimmable leggings. Persons must be able to swim without a flotation device and submerge under water in order to register.
For more information, persons may call 906-863-9983.
Senior center to offer computer classes
MENOMINEE — The Menominee Senior Center will hold “Daily Computer Skills” classes, where participants will work with Microsoft operating systems in saving, manipulating, sharing and backing up data so that it could easily be found, at the center, 905 10th St., March 13 and 15 from 1 to 4 p.m.  Keyboard shortcuts and how to use the My Computer/This PC software program supplied in the operating system will be taught so that attendees can learn how to organize data, create folders and attachments, rename files and transfer information between devices.
The two 3-hour sessions cost $25 per person. For more information and to make reservations, persons may call 906-863-2158
Marinette center offers ‘Trivet Art Class’
MARINETTE — The Marinette Senior Center is offering a “Trivet Art Class” at the center, 1603 Ludington St., March 22 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lori of “Artwork on the Go” will guide participants through step-by-step instructions in creating a “one-of-a-kind” two-piece trivet or a four-piece coaster set. The cost of the class is $32 for members; $35 for non-members and includes all materials.
Registration is required and deemed complete upon payment of fees. For more information and to register, persons may call the center at 715-732-1280 or stop by the office Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Moose Lodge fish fry to benefit DAR
MARINETTE — The Marinette Moose Lodge will be having a Green Bay Perch Fry at the lodge, 5233 E Nettleton Road, Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. The perch is locally caught and will cost $13.95 for a regular portion; $22.50 for a double and $11.50 for the lighter appetite. The proceeds of this event will benefit the DAR Boys and Girls Club. The lodge, through its fundraising efforts, has been able to contribute $791.35 to the Foster Grandparents Foundation and $272.29 to the Porterfield/Grover Fire Department.
For more information, persons may call Larry Liljestrand at 715-732-4152.
Doctor to speak on hormones and health
MARINETTE — The public is invited to a presentation by Dr. Janet Fakhouri on “Hormones and your Health” in the Galilean room at the Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 1947 Riverside Ave., Tuesday at 6 p.m. Fakhouri is a doctor of nutrition who practices in Chicago and Kentucky.
Cooking class offered at Twisted Plate
MARINETTE — UW-Marinette Continuing Education Department will offer cooking classes with Chef Michael Johnston at Mikey’s Twisted Plate, 2035 Marinette Ave., Tuesday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The class, led by Chef Johnston, will be making a seared salmon dinner with an avocado cream sauce, rosemary mashed potatoes and broccolini.
Chef Johnston, an inspired culinary arts and entrepreneur enthusiast, is in his 12th year in a professional kitchen and his goal is to bring people together with food and laughter in a new atmosphere. The class is $39 and includes samples.
For more information and to register, persons may call 715-735-4300 ext. 4342 or visit www.marinette.uwc.ede/ce.