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November 25, 2014

To make additions to this calendar, call the Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce at 715-735-6681, fax 715-735-6682 or e-mail  Information must be received by NOON -TUESDAY of each week.  The Community Calendar does not accept monthly meeting notices; please use the In Brief section of the Eagle Herald.


THE” LORD’S DINER”  An evening meal program held every Wednesday from 4:30-6pm at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Pierce Avenue & University Drive in Marinette.  Meal is sponsored by Covenant Community Church, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, St. James Church and Our Savior’s Lutheran and serves a variety of hot meals.  For more information call church office at 715-735-3101.

ADULT OPEN VOLLEYBALL AT DUER GYM  Sundays, from 6:30-8:30pm and sponsored by the Marinette Recreation Department.  Cost is $2 per player and payable at the gym.  No pre-registration is required.  For more information call 715-732-5222.

FREE TUTORING PROGRAM  This program provides free tutoring services every Thursday from 3:30-5:30pm for children in grades K-6 and held at Christ Lutheran Church, 613 11th Avenue in Menominee.  Snacks are provided.  For more information call Len at 906-863-2366 or Pastor Cole at 906-863-3095. 

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

SERENITY SEEKERS  A twelve step program offering experience, strength and hope for families affected by someone else’s addiction from 6:30-7:30pm at Lakeside Assemble of God, 1704 32nd Avenue in Menominee.  For more information call 715-923-2586.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT  Ongoing support with topics for adult and youth and held on Tuesday evenings from 5-6pm at the Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Avenue in Marinette.  All groups and Rainbow House services are free and confidential.  Call the Rainbow House at 1-800-956-6656 to register.

MENOMINEE COUNTY FARM & FOOD EXCHANGE  Market is held every Saturday (year-round) from 9am-noon at the VFW Post 1887, 3937 Tenth Street in Menominee.  Farm eggs, beef, pork, honey, maple syrup, bread, baked goods, jams, coffee, fresh produce and craft items.  Call 906-639-3377 for more information.

AQUA HERO CLASS  The Greater Marinette Menominee YMCA is offering a free water class for anyone with a disability of any age.  Aqua H.E.R.O (helping everyone reach opportunities) is held every Friday from 1-1:45pm.  Instructor works on all aspects of wellness.  For more information call the Y at 906-863-9983.

FREE BASIC COMPUTER CLASSES  Classes held at the Job Center of Wisconsin, 1605 University Drive in Marinette and funded by Bay Area Workforce Development Board in partnership with Goodwill Industries.  The following classes Computer Basics, MS Windows, Word, Internet, Email and Excel will be held every Monday afternoon from 2-3:30pm.  Call the Job Center at 715-732-7854 or 715-732-7756 for reservations.

Now through Dec. 12

GIVE-A-KID-A-BOOK CAMPAIGN  Give a gift of reading to a child or teen in Marinette County this holiday season.  The Coleman, Crivitz, Marinette, Niagara and Peshtigo public libraries are collecting new books to give to local partners which will distribute the books.  Contact your local library at 715-732-7570 or check our website for more information.

Now through Dec. 15

PRESBYTERIAN PEANUTS FOR SALE  Order now to get the delivery date you want.  It’s not too early to order for Christmas.  One pound bags are $8.  To order peanuts call 715-735-3025.

Now through Dec. 18

TENNIS LESSONS  Lessons are for ages four through adult and sponsored by the Marinette Recreation Department.  Fees are $25 for Marinette city residents or $40 for non-residents for the session.  Pre-register at the Civic Center, phone registrations are not accepted.  For more information call 715-732-5222.

Now through Dec. 22

ANNUAL TOY DRIVE  Triple C Riders holding their Annual Toy Drive for children at BAMC.  All toys must be new and unwrapped.  The collection sites are; Marinette/Applejacks Restaurant, Cozzy’s Polaris, Jack’s Fresh Market and Terry’s Last Stop,  Menominee/Schloegel’s Restaurant & Schooner Pub & Grill, Crivitz/ Piggly Wiggly & Dan & Tim’s Riverside,  Loomis/Loopy’s Bar & Grill and Camp Shaky by Shaky Lakes. Will also have a box at the Welcome Center in Marinette Dec. 1- 8.

Now through Jan. 2

THE BIG BUNDLE UP  Travel Wisconsin is again this year looking for your help collecting warm winter items for those in need.  We will have a collection box at the Marinette Welcome Center, 1680 Bridge Street in Marinette for you to drop off.

Now through March 20

CIVIC CENTER ICE RINK OPEN  Daily open skate hours, skating lessons and special events are available.  Call 715-732-5222 for skating hours and find us on facebook by searching “Marinette Recreation Department” or

Now through June 1

EARLY ON PLAYGROUPS  Playgroups held Mondays from 10:30am-12noon at Spies Library in Menominee. Free event open to all Menominee County residents with children ages 1-4.  Will have stories, music, crafts, snacks and play time.  Playgroups sponsored by Menominee County Intermediate School District’s Early On Program.  Questions call 906-863-5665 ext 1040.

Now through June 5

DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENINGS  Screenings are held on Fridays of each month from 8:15am-1pm at Menominee County Intermediate School District, 1201 41st. Avenue in Menominee for children from birth through age 5 (if not attending school).  Appointments are required.  Call 906-863-5665 to schedule an appointment date or for more information.

November 29

SWEEPSTAKES RAFFLE  The American Legion Netzel-Zenz Post 413 is hosting raffle at 7pm at Fuzzy’s Bar in Crivitz. Guns and cash prizes awarded.

THANKSGIVING DANCE & SKATE PARTY  7-10pm at the Civic Center Ice Rink with Five Star DJ.  Admission is $5 per person, plus skate rentals if needed.  Wear blaze orange to be entered in a drawing for prizes.  More information is available by calling the Rec. Dept at 715-732-5222.

Dec. 1 through Jan. 5

AODA FAMILY EDUCATIONAL SERIES  Series has been developed to address three important issues associated with substance use: Prevention-Intervention-Treatment. This series is held on Monday evenings from 6-8pm in the basement conference room at 2500 Hall Avenue in Marinette.  There will be no cost to the participants but will be expected to attend all 6 sessions   to be eligible for Certificate of Completion.  It is strongly recommended that all family members attend excluding children under age 12.  Series is sponsored by Marinette County Health and Human Services.  Questions call 715-732-7760, 1-888-732-7549 or

December 2

COMMUNITY GRIEF EDUCATION SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS WORKSHOP  The holidays can be a difficult time for people who have lost loved ones.  This workshop is for those experiencing grief during the holidays.  Group will be led by OSF Hospice grief facilitators and is open to the community.  Workshop is from 1-3pm at Harbor’s Retirement Community, 1110 10th Avenue in Menominee.  No registration is required.  For more information call 906-786-3915.

December 3

WRITING RESUMES AND COVER LETTERS  Free marketing yourself workshops at the Job Center of Wisconsin, 1605 University Drive in Marinette from 2-4pm.  Workshop funded by Bay Area Workforce Development Board in partnership with Goodwill Industries. Registration is required. Call the Marinette Job Center 715-732-7854 or 715-732-7756 to register.

December 4

BRATS FOR BREAKFAST  Stop by the DAR Boys & Girls Club from 6-9am to show your support.  The Club is located at 901 8th Avenue in Menominee.  Pre-order forms for delivery or pick up are available on our facebook page and are due Dec. 1.  Call 906-863-9512 with questions.

INTERNSHIP/VOLUNTEER FAIR  UW-Marinette will host an Internship/Volunteer Fair on December 4, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Student Union. Interested area businesses are welcome and encouraged to participate. For complete details, please contact Jennifer Hass, Senior Student Affairs Coordinator, at 715-735-4300 ext. 4303 or by November 21. This event is open to all UW-Marinette students and community members who are interested in internship opportunities with a local business to further their education, growth and development.

December 5

13TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY CHARITY BALL  The Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation presents “A Christmas Past” held at Riverside Golf Club.  Tickets are $60 per person.  Cocktails are at 5:30pm with dinner to follow at 7pm. Dinner steak and crab cakes with cheese cake for dessert.   This event benefits the Twin Counties Free Clinic, Toys for Tots and The Salvation Army. Music provided by Matt Johnson, live and silent auction with Nellie Beland as auctioneer, Mr. & Mrs. Claus and contest for most vintage apparel.  For reservations call the chamber at 715-735-6681.

December 5 & 6

Living Nativity  A Living Nativity will be presented outdoors on Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6, from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church and School located at the corner of Carney Blvd. and Colfax St. in Marinette.  The presentations will last 20 minutes and be presented approximately every 20 minutes.  Refreshments and entertainment will also be provided in the school gym.  No charge.  For further information call the church office at 715-732-9868.

December 6

SANTA AT SPIES PUBLIC LIBRARY  Santa will be at the library at 11am.  Free book, candy cane and craft.

JINGLE ALL THE WAY 5K RUN/WALK  Fun community wellness event for all ages YMCA, 1600 West Drive in Menominee.  Registration 7:15-7:45am,  race begins 8am.  Cost is $22 per person and includes a long sleeved shirt.  Portions of the proceeds will be donated to the Menominee Auxiliary Police.  Deadline for shirt is Nov. 23.

TRIANGLE PARK TREE LIGHTING   Event will be held 3-4:30pm on the corner of E. Front & Maple Street (Business 41) in Peshtigo.  Hot chocolate & cookies, carols & seasonal music presented by Peshtigo High School Choir.  Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus will be there from 3:30-4:30pm.  Tree lighting ceremony is at 4:30pm.

A FRANK’S CHRISTMAS  The Menominee Area Kiwanis Club will present A Frank’s Christmas at Blesch Auditorium, doors open at 5:30pm.    Join Frank and his gang for an evening of holiday music and comedy. Opening act is Carlin & Cain at 6:15pm.  Intermission an Ugly Christmas Sweater contest, one winner will receive $100.  Advance tickets $20/adult and $10/student.  At the door tickets are $25 & $15. Tickets are available at Menominee & Marinette Angeli Foods, Cycle Path, Rerun Furniture, Miller Action Office Supply, Lee’s Foods Peshtigo & Gary’s Foods Wallace & Stephenson.

HOLIDAY EXPRESS BAKE & CRAFT SALE  9am-12pm at First Presbyterian Church, 923 5th Street in Menominee.

HOLIDAY HARMONY COOKIE AND BAKE SALE  The Marinette County Home and Community Association will hold sale at the Marinette Senior Center from 9:30-11am or until all the baked goods are sold.  This year the MCHCE club will also be selling handmade items such as greeting cards, knitted or crocheted hats, scarves, afghans and other goodies.  All profits benefit the association’s charitable causes in our communities.  For more information call Pat at 715-732-4462.

CITY OF MARINETTE CHRISTMAS PARADE & TRAVELING OPEN HOUSE EVENT  Join the City of Marinette, Marinette Welcome Center, Marinette Fire Dept. and Stephenson Public library for this annual event.  Fire Department will hold open house from 10:30am-12noon, tours, refreshments, treats and a visit from Santa.  Parade will assemble on Mann St. and travel down Main to Liberty and end on Stephenson Street.  Parade starts at 12pm and there is no entry fee to participate.  Entry forms available at Marinette Welcome Center, 1680 Bridge St. or call 715-732-4333.  Santa will proceed to Stephenson Public Library to meet and read to the children from 1-3pm. A craft table and refreshments served. Marinette Welcome Center will host open house from 1-3pm with chances to win door prizes, live music and refreshments served.  Following festivities, Santa will light City of Marinette Christmas Tree.

GERMAN STYLE CHRISTMAS MARKET  The market planned as an indoor version of a traditional German Christmas Market will be held at the VFW Hall in Menominee and will run from 10am-5pm.  The event will feature locally produced edibles and holiday gift items.  The market seeks to showcase items made in the Marinette-Menominee area.  Beverages and refreshments served.

Country Classic Christmas Show  Red Higgins & Lisa Marie & The Yankee Train Band Country Classic Christmas Show at Equity Hall 8:00 to 10:00 Tickets are $15.00 each or two for $25.00  Tickets will be on sale starting October 23 and sold at Equity Bar, George Webb & Barnstormers.  You may call Equity to order tickets also at (715) 789-2147.  For more information call Jerome (715) 923-4103 or our website at

December 7

ADVENT FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS  Service will be presented at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 917 Church Street in Marinette.  This is a traditional English service with music of the Advent season sung by choir and congregation.  The public is invited. 

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE  Shades of Green Artist’s Gallery, a new and artists coop gallery will have its holiday opening “Gifted Hands” from 2-4pm.  Gallery is located at 601 First Street in Menominee.  Many of the artists will be on hand to meet and greet.

TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY  Remember your loved ones with Love Lights on the Love Light Tree at BAMC.  Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held at 4:30pm in the BAMC Outpatient Lobby.  Proceeds donated to Bay Area Medical Center’s Oncology (Cancer) Fund.  Sponsored by Bay Area Medical Center Auxiliary. 

CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXTRAVAGANZA  Cookie Walk sale at St. Mary Gym from 8am-12pm.  A wide variety of cookies will be for sale.  Sale is open to the public.

December 8

BAMC AUXILIARY BOOK SALE  BAMC Auxiliary will hold their New Book Sale from 10am-3pm in the basement of BAMC’s Center in the Michigan & Superior rooms.  Proceeds of the book sale will be donated to the Auxiliary Scholarship Fund.  There is a great selection of quality books and gifts with discounts up to 70% off retail.

December 8 & 9

AUDITIONS FOR UW-MARINETTE CHILDREN’S THEATRE  Auditions for UW-Marinette's Children's Theatre production of The Secret Garden will be held on Monday and Tuesday December 8 & 9 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Auditions are open to children ages 6-18. Please call 715-735-4300 ext. 4342 for a half hour audition slot and for audition details.  You may also visit: for more information.

December 9 & 16

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME  Join us at the Stephenson Public Library for story time. Dec.9 is about cookies and Dec.16 is about candy.  This program is for children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers who like to listen to stories, sing songs and make a craft to take home.  Siblings are welcome to attend.  Program is free and open to the public, registration is not required.  For up to date information find us on facebook, website or call 715-732-7570.

December 10

MENOMINEE HIGH SCHOOL’S HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE  Event will start at 10am and end with a turkey dinner served at 1pm.  You may express your gratitude for the dinner with a free will donation. RSVP to Linda Reno at 906-863-7814 ext 224 by Dec. 5.

December 10 & 17

BABY BOUNCE  This program is for newborns to new walkers (0-18mos) and their parents or caregivers 11am at the Stephenson Public Library.  Miss Lara will share short stories, songs and interactive play followed by baby play time.  This is a great opportunity to socialize with other babies and adults.  Program is free and open to the public.  For up to date information find us on facebook, website or call 715-732-7570.

JOB APPLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWING SKILLS  Free marketing yourself workshops at the Job Center of Wisconsin, 1605 University Drive in Marinette from 2-4pm.  Workshop funded by Bay Area Workforce Development Board in partnership with Goodwill Industries. Registration is required. Call the Marinette Job Center at 715-732-7854 or 715-732-7756.

FREE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT  Recipe Exchange and Support Discussion at Aurora Health Care, 2nd floor conference room, 3130 Shore Drive in Marinette.  For more information contact Stacie at 715-735-4609.

December 11

ATLAS: AT THE LIBRARY AFTER SCHOOL  Atlas is offered from 4-5pm for school age children and their parents or caregiver (if under 12).  Join us for “Cooking the Books”.  Will read a story and make a related recipe- will be bending candy canes.  This activity is free and open to the public.  For more information find us on facebook, website under the Marinette page or call 715-732-7570.

YMCA CYCLETHON FUNDRAISER  Fundraiser will be held from 5-8pm at the YMCA.   The Cyclethon proceeds support The LIVESTRONG program at the YMCA, a free program for cancer survivors. Program is a research based physical activity & well being to help cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals. Call Jenni at 906-863-9983 for more information.

INTERNATIONAL POTLUCK  UW-Marinette's International Department will host an International Potluck at 6:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria. The public is invited to attend. Please bring a dish to pass. A presentation on France and Belgium will follow the potluck at 7 p.m. in room M117. Please contact Evelyn Neziri at or 715-735-4300, ext. 4359 for more information.

December 12

THE NUTCRACKER  River Cities Concert Association presents the New York Theatre Ballet performing The Nutcracker 7pm at Blesch Auditorium in Menominee.  This performance is sponsored by The Murphy Insurance Group & Tom Mack M.D. and is a one act 70 minute performance ideal for the family.  Tickets can be purchased by calling Barb Akins at 906-863-7387.  Adults are $25 and children $8.

KIDS NIGHT OUT AT THE DUER GYM  6-9pm and sponsored by the Marinette Recreation Department.  Event is open to kids ages five and up and includes Christmas arts & crafts, movie, games and a snack.  The cost is $5 and payable at registration at the Civic Center.  Phone registrations not accepted, for more information call 715-732-5222.

December 13

FIRST EVER HOLIDAY GALA  CASA of Menominee County presents first ever Holiday Gala at Riverside Golf Club, Menominee. Craft show from 10am-2:30pm.  Main Gala is from 5-8pm.  Special events include dinner, basket raffles, 50/50 raffles, silent auction, door prizes, parade of trees and ugly sweater contest.  Tickets are $20 each. For more information call 715-923-7250 or email

December 17

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB  Come to the Stephenson Public Library at 1pm to discuss the book The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout.  New members are welcome.  Contact the library at 715-732-7570 to reserve a copy of the book.

December 18

“EXPRESSO YOURSELF” FOR TEENS  Stephenson Public Library announces a monthly coffee house event for teens.  Meet 7pm, plans to make a video for the Summer Reading Club will be discussed along with a craft.  Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.  This activity is free and open to the public.  For more information call the library at 715-732-7570.

December 20

SKATE WITH SANTA  Event is sponsored by Anchor Coupling ACES.  Skate from 4-5:30pm at the Civic Center Ice Rink.  Free admission and skate rentals, more information is available by call 715-732-5222.

Dec. 22 through Jan. 3

WINTER READING CLUB  This event is for ages 5 to adult at the Stephenson Public Library.  Read your favorite books to earn chances for prizes.  To participate, pick up a challenge sheet at the library or download it from our website.  For more information find us on facebook, website or call 715-732-7570.

December 26

HOLIDAY DANCE & SKATE PARTY  7-10pm at the Civic Center Ice Rink with Five Star DJ.  Admission is $5 per person, plus skate rentals if needed.  Wear a Santa hat to be entered in a drawing for prizes.  More information is available by calling the Rec. Dept at 715-732-5222.


January 1

DAYOOPER PLUNGE  Join us and plunge into the icy waters of Green Bay noon at the Menominee Marina. This event benefits River Cities Community Pool and the DAR Boys & Girls Club.  Call the River Cities Community Pool 715-735-0585 to sign up as a team or as an individual. If you want to stay dry, come and watch the fun and enjoy hot chocolate from the concession stand.

January 24

WINTER BREWS  Marinette Rotary Club sponsoring event at Little River Country Club.  Doors open at 5:30pm, dinner & tasting from 6-8pm, drawing at 8:30pm.  Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Ticket admits one person, you will receive a pint to keep and taste with dinner, all the beer, wine and whiskey you can taste and a chance to win a 50 inch TV valued at over $600.  There will be games, silent auction, 50/50, bucket raffles and more.  There will be safe rides home.  Tickets can be purchased at T&T Fermanich Oil, Angeli Foods, Lee’s, Haller’s, Little River and any Marinette Rotarian.  Proceeds benefit the Emergency Rescue Squad and other area causes.

February 7

IMPROV COMEDY & CASINO NIGHT  Event held at Little River Country Club.  Casino-style gaming 6-8pm, Professional Improv comedy 8-9pm, Casino-style gaming 9-10pm. $50 per couple includes beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres.  Bucket raffle throughout the night.  Tickets are available at Little River Country Club, St. Thomas Aquinas Academy or call 715-735-7481.

February 28

12TH ANNUAL YMCA KICK OFF FOR KIDS RAFFLE  Get your ticket at the Y, $20 admits 2 and only 500 tickets sold.  Many great prizes, night of games and 50/50 drawings held at the Pullman House from 6-10pm.  All proceeds benefit the Ys Financial Assistance Program, the Ys Free After School Program and Free third grade memberships for all area youth.

July 25

MENEKAUNEE OLD TIMERS PICNIC  Picnic held noon at Red Arrow Park for anyone age 50 plus with ties to Menekaunee.  Bring your own lawn chairs and beverage.  Cost is $10 if paid by July 20 or $15 if paid later.  Checks should be made payable and sent to Menekaunee Old Timers, 160 W Bay Shore St., Marinette, WI  54143.  Call Sharon at 715-735-5577 with questions.