Community Calendar

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December 9, 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.  Evening meals will be served at the same time on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.  Volunteers are welcome.

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.

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. 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.

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 13 & 14

The West Shore Chorale presents “Magnificat”  The West Shore Chorale will give two concerts, one on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Spirit Church in Menominee and the second in the Herbert L. Williams Theatre on the campus of UW-Marinette on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 4:00 p.m. Free-will donations will be accepted at both concerts to help cover the cost of the concerts. The main subject of the concert is the biblical text from the Book of Luke known as the Magnificat, which is the Virgin Mary’s response to the news that she will be the mother of Jesus.  The chorale will sing two different settings of this text, one by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736), the other by the German-American composer Jean Berger (1909-2002). The Berger piece features prominent solo parts for flute and soprano. Guest soloists will include John Ranck, flute, and Lisa Giebler, soprano. For more information, please contact David Giebler, Associate Professor of Music at UW-Marinette at 715-735-4300, ext. 4316 or

December 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 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.

OPERATION FEED THE HOMELESS  There will be food and clothes handed out starting at 12pm at Haven of Hope Homeless Shelter, 605 Mann Street in Marinette.  Event is hosted by Travis Provo.  For more information call 715-587-4714.

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 7

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. 

January 13

START RIGHT THE FIRST TIME WORKSHOP  NWTC is hosting this free workshop and will be held at NWTC’s Marinette Campus Room #127 from 6-9pm.  Workshop is designed for individuals looking to start their own business and those who have just launched their business idea.  Learn about the resources available and why a business plan is essential to success.  Also, learn from other local entrepreneurs and business owners who will share their experiences.  For more information call 715-735-9361 or 920-498-7124 or visit

January 14

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 715-732-7854 or 715-732-7756 to register.

Jan. 20, Feb. 3, Feb. 17 & March 3

Winter Painting Series, Acrylic Painting Series I - Adults  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in T-133 at UW-Marinette. Art Instructor Meghan Flynn will provide step-by-step instructions on basic painting skills. The class will include a little painting history through copying the masters and then participants will apply their new skills to their own paintings. $149, includes all supplies. To register, please visit or call 715-735-4300, ext. 4342.

Jan. 22, Feb. 5 Feb. 19 & March 5

Winter Painting Series, Acrylic Painting Series II – Children ages 8-14  Classes will guide you step-by-step. You will learn basic painting skills, a little painting history through copying the masters and then apply your new skills to your own paintings. 6:00 pm-8:00 pm in T-149 at UW-Marinette. $149 includes all supplies. To register, please visit or call 715-735-4300, ext. 4342.

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 18 & 25

A Stitchin’ Good Time  Is your sewing machine gathering dust?  Now is the perfect time to get it out and reacquaint yourself! Join Karen Linsmeier who has over 28 years of sewing experience and relearn the basics of your machine such as threading, cleaning, and trouble shooting and then apply your skills while you learn how to make your own throw pillow. 5:30-8:30 pm in T-133 at UW-Marinette. $54 includes all supplies, but students are asked to bring their own sewing machine and machine instruction manual. A limited number of machines are available upon request. To register, please visit or call 715-735-4300, ext. 4342.

February 19 & 26

Guitar Restoration & Repair Class  Does your guitar have broken stings, body, neck or truss rod?  Instructor Warren McKenny will show how to save time and money by repairing and restoring your prized instrument.  Students will learn restringing techniques for all types of guitars, how to make neck and saddle adjustments and much more. 5:30-8:30 p.m. in T-149 at UW-Marinette. $56 includes tools and some supplies. To register, please visit or call 715-735-4300, ext. 4342.

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. 

June 15-21

A New England Primer: The Literature, History, and Theology of Boston and Concord  The UW-Fond du Lac Continuing Education department, in partnership with UW-Marinette, will lead the tour “A New England Primer: The Literature, History, and Theology of Boston and Concord” from June 15-21, 2015. The price is $2,295*/per person double occupancy. The cost includes round-trip airfare; lodging-3 nights at the Colonial Inn, Concord; and 3 nights at the Hilton Boston Downtown/Fanueil Hall; ground transportation while in Massachusetts; tour admissions; expert tour guides & guest lecturers; grab-n-go daily breakfast while in Concord; and some delightful culinary experiences (three lunches and a dinner). Upon approval, students may have the opportunity to earn credit through Independent Study. For more information contact Teri Mattek, Director of Continuing Education, UW-Fond du Lac, at or (920) 929-1155.

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.