May 17

SENIOR HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING. The next scheduled date for supplemental health insurance counseling will be Monday. This counseling session is free. It is offered as a public service, and it is held at the Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce office by appointment only. This service is available to both Wisconsin and Michigan senior citizens. The sessions are on an individual basis. Appointments can be made by calling the chamber office at 715-735-6681. COVID-19 State of Michigan and State of Wisconsin mandates will be followed: 6-foot social distancing, and masking for the safety of all is required. Hand sanitizer will be provided.

May 22

AMERICAN LEGION POST MUSIC EVENT. American Legion Post 146, 818 1st St., Menominee. Music will be provided by Surrendered Heart from 3 to 6 p.m. People are urged to attend.

May 24-31

POPPY DAYS. The Menominee American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Unit 146 and Jane Raygo, Poppy chairman, report donations, and distribution of poppies will be held at Jack's Fresh Market in the City of Menominee. The American Legion Family uses this symbolic flower made by disabled, and hospitalized veterans, as a form of rehabilitation to honor and support veterans.

June 5

GLOW PADDLE. Rotary will host a glow paddle at Mason Park at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are for sale at Wind Rose North and are $25 and include glow sticks and entry to win an Old Town Kayak. All proceeds will go toward the installation of an ADA Kayak Launch for Mason Park.

June 9-Aug. 18

PESHTIGO BANDS AT BADGER. All concerts will be held at Badger Park, Peshtigo, from 6 to 8 p.m. Concerts will include: Music Jar, June 9; The Rapid Transit Band, June 23; Rocker! Rocker! Rocker!, July 7; Lady J, July 21; Rose Brook, Aug. 4; and the Rambers, Aug. 18. Depending on the status of the pandemic, concession stands will be available through the Woman’s Club starting at 5 p.m.

June 11

FREE MARINETTE NURSING TRACK EVENT. NWTC-Marinette and UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Those attending have the opportunity to learn about how they can earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in Marinette through a collaboration between UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, and NWTC Marinette. This hands-on event will feature a tour of both campuses, time in nursing labs, conversation with campus faculty and staff, and information about how to get started on this path. Space is limited. People may text or call 715-732-3876 or 715-504-3303. Registration required. Lunch will be provided.

June 20

FATHER’S DAY PICNIC. Holy Family Parish, 2715 Taylor St., Marinette, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Treat Dad with food, games, raffles and fun at the Holy Family Parish Picnic. This in-person event will to kick off the summer and enjoy time with others. Call 715-735-9100 for more information.

June 26

ART, CRAFT AND BAKE SALE. The Peshtigo Woman's Club will host an art, craft and bake sale 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Drees Community Center, 600 Pine St., Peshtigo. Admission is $2 or a non-perishable food donation, with food items donated to Peshtigo Food Pantry. Woman's Club will have a bake sale table and art, craft and special interesting items for sale. A concession stand by the Peshtigo Woman's Club will also be available. Crafters or vendors that are interested in being part of the sale may contact Mary Lou Richter at 715-582-1035 or for more information.

July 22

MARV MAYER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP GOLF OUTING. Sponsored by the Menominee Kiwanis Club, this event will be held at Riverside Golf Club. It will be a four-person, 18-hole scramble, re-named to honor Marv Mayer, former Menominee educator and a charter member of Menominee Kiwanis. Proceeds to provide scholarships for Menominee High School seniors. Entry fee includes greens fees, cart and dinner. The field will be limited to 18 teams. Featured will be prize money for the first two places in both gross and net divisions, plus on-course events, 50/50 and bucket raffles, $10,000 and $5,000 hole-in-one contests, plus additional prizes. For more information, people may call John at 909-290-2142 or contact any Kiwanis member.

July 31

MENEKAUNEE OLD TIMERS PICNIC. The picnic will be held at noon at Red Arrow Park, Marinette, for anyone 50 and older with ties to Menekaunee. Those attending should bring lawn chairs and beverages. Cost is $10 if paid by July 26 or $15 if paid after. Checks should be made payable and sent to Menekaunee Old Timers, 160 W Bay Shore St., Marinette, WI 54143. People may call Sharon at 715-735-5577 for more information.

July 31 and Aug. 1

BROWN TROUT DERBY. Held at the Menominee Memorial Marina. This fishing contest is for cash and prizes, along with raffles for other prizes. Food and refreshments will be provided by the American Legion Post 146. For more information, people may call Tom at 715-923-5615, or Jerry at 715-923-4254. Derby is open to the waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan.

Sept. 4

MARINETTE MOOSE LODGE CAR SHOW. Registration fee is $10 per car. Dash plaques will be given to the first 125 cars. Food will be available Raffles and 50/50 prizes will be awarded. Trophies will be awarded at 2:30 p.m., and cars at 7 p.m. For more information, people may call Ed Schlaud, chairman, at 906-753-2340 or the Moose Lodge at 715-732-4677.

Sept. 7

TRI-COUNTY DOG TRAINING ACADEMY DOG TRAINING. Dog obedience classes will be held at the Marinette Armory, 200 Mary St., Marinette. Advanced registration is suggested as classes are limited. Orientation begins at 7 p.m. with pre-registration starting at 6:30 p.m. Masks are required. Dogs do not attend orientation. We offer puppy, beginner and advanced levels of training. For more information, call 906-360-6623.

Sept. 11

GATEWAY FOR VETERAN’S THIRD ANNUAL CAR, TRUCK AND BIKE SHOW. Show will be held at Gateway Bar & Grill, 706 Crivitz. Registration at 8 a.m., trophies will be awarded at 2 p.m. Admission is $10; all proceeds will go to veterans.

MARINETTE MOOSE LODGE GUN SHOW. Dealers will set up at 7 a.m., with the doors open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is a cost of $10 per table for dealers. Admission for 12 and older is $5. A gun raffle with also be held during the event. For more information, people may call Ed Schlaud, chairman, at 906-753-2340, Larry Liljestrand at 715-732-4152 or the Moose Lodge at 715-732-4677.

Sept. 24 and 25

MARINETTE MOOSE LODGE HAUNTED HOUSE. The event will be held Friday and Saturday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. with full scare. There will also be a no scare walk through, with no scary people or scary noises, with younger chicken for $5 per family.


RETURN TO WORK. The UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Division of Continuing Education & Community Engagement is offering a self-paced session on how to return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. This online-only course can provide guidance to employees about actions they can take to keep themselves, their coworkers, their families and their community safe as businesses reopen and workers return to work. “Return to Work” also provides employees with insight into new or modified policies and procedures that business owners may implement to maintain a safer work environment and protect employee’s health during the COVID-19 outbreak. The estimated course length is 1 hour. Employees will take an online assessment to assure comprehension. The training can be completed in approximately 30 minutes. For more information and to register, people may visit The cost of this training is $15 per individual. Employers may contact the division for group pricing.

MENTAL HEALTH DURING A CRISIS. The UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Division of Continuing Education & Community Engagement is offering self-paced sessions on how to take care of ones mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. This course was specifically developed to proactively address emotional upheaval and expand ones understanding of psychological well-being. Specifically, the course helps identify and help process reactions to crisis by learning healthy ways to cope when circumstances feel beyond ones control. The course will be taught my Angela Wessels, an alum of UW-Green Bay and has a bachelor's degree in psychology with minors in human biology and human development. For more information and to register, people may visit The cost of this course is $25.

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 $10 per person. 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