Community Calendar

Weekly Calendar of Events
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December 30, 2014



As of Jan. 1, all submissions to the Community Calendar need to be e-mailed to, mailed to Tourism Coordinator, 1926 Hall Ave., Marinette, WI 54143, or dropped off at the Marinette County Tourism Office, 1926 Hall Avenue in Marinette. 



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  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 Jan. 31


“My Life and Baseball” Art Exhibit at UW-Marinette. A collection of paintings and drawings by Meghan Flynn, Art Lecturer, will be on display in the gallery of the Fine Arts building on the campus of UW-Marinette thru the end of January. This body of work deals with Flynn’s research on baseball in connection to her family and past memories. For more information, call Meghan Flynn at 715-735-4300 ext. 4322 or email


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  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  are held on Fridays of each month from 8:15am-1pm at Menominee County Intermediate School District, 1201 41st Ave. 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. 




January 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. 


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 10


PASTY SALE  Annual Pasty sale on Saturday, Jan. Marinette First United Methodist church. Cost is $4.00 each with a choice of potato and meat or potato, rutabaga and meat. Each weighs a full pound and can be picked up after 10AM that morning. Church is located at 813 Owena St., Marinette. To place an order call the church office and leave a message or call Mike Lemke at 715-587-2584. Email: FUMC.MARINETTE@GMAIL.COM. Orders must be placed by Jan. 2, 2015.


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


THE TRUTH IN FUNCTION  Muscle Activation Technique presented by Jeff Tardiff, Physical Therapist.  Free MS support series 12noon at Aurora Health Care, Medical Office Building, 3130 Shore Drive, 2nd Floor Conference Room in Marinette. For more information call 715-735-4609.   


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.


January 15 and January 22 


Discover a new you in 2015 using techniques taught by Nola M. Hardy, RD from Aurora Health Care and Jenni Campbell, YMCA Mission Director. From label reading and building a better plate to plant-based diet, this two-part sit down class will be sampling a variety of foods that will give you some new healthy options for your meal planning.

Dates: Jan. 15 at 5:30pm – 6:30pm and Jan. 22 at 5:30pm – 6:30pm.  Menominee Angeli’s location. Register: 906-863-5575 or Sign up at Customer Service Desk. (Limit 25).


January 16 


“SHADES OF GREEN ARTIST’S GALLERY” will be hosting a lecture by James LaMalfa, professor emeritus, University of Wisconsin/Marinette on “Collecting Affordable Art”. Discussion to include printmaking which will include: Etchings, Block Prints, Lithographs and Serigraphs. Examples of each will be shown. Time: 7 to 8 PM on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, at Shades of Green Artist’s Gallery, 601 First St., Menominee, MI. Light refreshments served. Cost: $5.00 for adults. Students are free. Call 906-290-3828 for reservations and information.


January 20


TRI COUNTY DOG TRAINING ACADEMY CLASSES STARTING  Winter training session starts Jan. 20 at 7pm at the Marinette Armory, 2000 Mary Street in Marinette.  This is orientation night so do not bring your dogs.  You will get registered, meet instructors and learn how to be prepared for classes.  All classes are held on Tues. evenings beginning Jan. 27.  Puppies at 6pm, beginners at 7pm and advanced at 8pm.  Enrollment forms at Mighty Pet, local vet offices, or our facebook page.  Cost is $65 per 10 week session.  Call 906-792-5989 with questions.


DIABETES AND DENTAL CARE  Session will be presented by Dr. Kurt Aschim, DDS.  Free support series sponsored by Aurora Health Center, 4061 Old Peshtigo Road in Marinette.  Session are held 3rd Tues. of every month from 6-7pm. For more information call Nola Hardy at 715-735-7421.       


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.




Doo-Wop Daddies – Equity Hall  Time: 7:30 to 11:00pm. Tickets $15.00 each and are available at George Webb in Peshtigo(715-582-0406), Barnstormers in Coleman (920-897-2069) and Equity Bar (715-7899-2147). You can send a check to Equity Bar W7403 Hwy 64, Pound, WI 54161 and tickets will be mailed. Call Jerome at 715-923-4103 for further information.


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. 




Quilt Raffle  River Cities Habitat for Humanity is holding a quilt raffle . Tickets ar $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. The drawing for a beautiful quilt donated by Northwoods Quilters will be held on Friday, Jan. 30 at 5PM. Tickets may be purchased at the habitat for Humanity ReStore at 2990 Cleveland Ave. in Marinette. For more information, please call 715-732-6280.


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 11


AQUATIC EXERCISE   Free MS support series sponsored by Aurora Health Care.  5:15pm meet at River Cities Pool for a free trial of aquatic exercise and a facility tour presented by Dee Dee Thull.  Bring your bathing suit.  For more information call 715-735-4609.    


February 17


MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS OF DIABETES  Fact or Fiction presented by Natalie Lashmet, MSN, RN.  Free sessions are held 3rd Tues of every month from 6-7pm at Aurora Health Center, 4061 Old Peshtigo Road in Marinette.  For more information call Nola Hardy at 715-735-7421. 


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



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.    


March 5


Associate Professor of English and Humanistic Studies at UWGB, Rebecca Meacham, will give a lecture & presentation on writing historical fiction and will read excerpts from her novel-in-progress at UW-Marinette on Thursday, March 5 at 12:20pm. For more information, contact Tara DaPra, Senior Lecturer, English at 715-735-4300 ext. 4311 or


MARCH  2O, 21


Elvis Tribute Artists Tony Rocker and The Comeback Special Band  Time: 7:30 to 10:30pm. Tickets on sale now and can be picked up at George Webb in Peshtigo &15-582-0406, Barnstormers in Coleman 920-897-2069 or Quity Bar 715-789-2147. Tickets are $15. Each or 2 for $25.00 and are limited. You can send a check to Equity Bar, W7403 Hwy. 64, Pound, WI 54161. Further information call, Jerome at 715-923-4103.


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.