Now through Dec. 31

READING CHALLENGE. The Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette, will offer a reading challenge for teens and adults. The challenge is to read 50 books in different categories. Categories include: A book written by an author under 30 years old, with an antonym in the title, of short stories, that is a mystery, that will make you cry, that you never finished and recommended by a friend.

Aug. 29

BANDS AT BADGER PARK. The Peshtigo Woman’s Club has organized multiple bands to perform throughout the summer at Badger Park at the band shell. Daze and Nites will perform from 5 to 8 p.m. and is sponsored by Cozzy’s and the Peshtigo Park and Recreation Department.  Admission is free. No concessions will be served.

Sept. 12

GATEWAY FOR VETERANS CAR, TRUCK AND BIKE SHOW. The annual Gateway for Veterans Car, Truck and Bike show will be at the Gateway Bar and Grill in Crivitz. Registration is at 8 a.m. with the show starting at 10 and ending at 2 p.m. Trophies will be awarded at 2:30. It is $10 for a single entry and $15 for two entries. There will also be dash plaques given to the first 100 cars. There will be music, food and raffles. This event is open to the public. For more information, people may call Sharon at 906-792-8164.

OPERATION REMEMBER. The Village of Crivitz is holding an event “Operation Remember” to raise funds to build a new veterans memorial. The N.E.W. Piano Guys and D.J. Bob Berndt will perform. The event will be at Crivitz Community Veteran Park from 5 to 10 p.m. There will be food trucks and refreshments on site. People may visit Crivitz.com for more information.

RUMMAGE/BAKE SALE. First Trinity Lutheran Church, 920 Wells St., Marinette, is hosting a rummage and bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon, with a bag sale being held at 11. Masks are recommended.

Sept. 19

PARTY WITH A PURPOSE. The YMCA will hold its annual fundraiser at the Dome Lanes from 3 to 7 p.m. Music will be performed by Rosebrook. Tickets are available by calling the YMCA at 906-863-9983 or calling The Dome Lanes at 715-735-3650; they are $30, which admits two people and provides beverages, taco bar and automatic entry into grand prize drawings.

Sept. 21 and 23

GRANT WRITING FOR GOVERNMENTAL AND NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. The UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Division of Continuing Education & Community Engagement is offering an online virtual training for people wishing to learn how to seek and write for grants. The sessions are $179. Session I is Grant Seeking and Session II is Proposal Development. The instructor for this course is Kerry Kuenzi who received her PhD. public affairs, M.P.A. and certificate in nonprofit management and B.A., democracy and social justice. For more information and to register, people may visit www.uwgb.edu/continuing-professional-education/career-business-training/learning-opportunities/.

Sept. 29

TURBOCHARGE LEAD GENERATION. The UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Division of Continuing Education & Community Engagement is offering an online virtual training for business owners.  UW-Green Bay is offering help — an online class with digital marketing expert Miles Smith, Director of Digital Marketing at Imaginasium. During this session, Smith will demonstrate innovative, evidence-based strategies that can help people connect with prospects to fill sales. For more information and to register, people may visit www.uwgb.edu/continuing-professional-education/career-business-training/learning-opportunities/. The cost for this class is $25.

Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28

CYBERSECURITY. The UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Division of Continuing Education & Community Engagement is offering an online virtual training for cybersecurity. There are four separate sessions, all from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The cost is $49 for each session or $149 for all four. Session 1: Jeff Lemmermann — Ransomware and Other Threats to the Network; Session 2: Ed Jalinske — Social Media, Phishing, Vishing, Smishing, Shoulder Surfing; Session 3: Jeff Lemmermann — Business Email Compromise (BEC) and Spoofing Scams; and Session 4: Bob Turner — Threats for Telecommuters (Telecommuting Technology Troubles). For more information and to register, people may visit www.uwgb.edu/continuing-professional-education/career-business-training/learning-opportunities/.

Oct. 10

CRAFT SALE. The Peshtigo Woman’s Club will host a craft sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Peshtigo High School gymnasium. Crafters can contact Mary Lou Richter at 715-582-1035 to reserve a spot. Admission is $2 or canned item donation to the Peshtigo Food Pantry.

Oct. 12-Nov. 20

COMMUNITY BASED ESL. The UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Division of Continuing Education & Community Engagement is offering an online course on the English language with emphasize on building confidence and connections. Every week during the six weeks the course will concentrate on a different topic using various language focus tools such as reading/listening, speaking/listening, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, writing and critical thinking skills. The course is designed for teens and adults and is approximately 30 hours. Workbook included in registration fee, which is $299. Chelsea Olsen is the instructor and is member of TESOL International Association, the largest professional organization for teachers of English as a second or foreign language. For more information and to register, people may visit www.uwgb.edu/continuing-professional-education/career-business-training/learning-opportunities/.

Oct. 13

VIRTUAL MEETING ENGAGEMENT TECHNIQUES. The UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Division of Continuing Education & Community Engagement is offering an online course on how to keep people engaged during an online meeting. The class will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m. In this session, the topics that will be discussed are the top five virtual meeting platforms and what they have to offer, identify how to set participants up for success through setting expectations and to discover the various engagement tools available on virtual meeting platforms and beyond. The Instructor for this course is Tori L. England who has her bachelor’s degree in public relations and her master’s degree in corporate communication. For more information and to register, people may visit www.uwgb.edu/continuing-professional-education/career-business-training/learning-opportunities/.

Oct. 22

RECONNECTING YOUR PEOPLE TO THEIR SENSE OF PURPOSE. The UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Division of Continuing Education & Community Engagement is offering an online virtual training on helping employers teach their staff their importance to an organization. The class is from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and is $39. This presentation discusses the importance of helping staff members to see their “why” in the work that they do. This presentation gives examples of what some organizations have done to show the importance of the work that their employees do for the whole organization. Greg Young is the instructor for this class is the chaplain, trainer and debriefer for the Germantown Police Department and the FBI. Greg is a Resilience/Post-traumatic growth trainer as well as a trainer in Cumulative Stress and Moral Injury among first responders. For more information and to register, people may visit www.uwgb.edu/continuing-professional-education/career-business-training/learning-opportunities/.

2021

July 31

MENEKAUNEE OLD TIMERS PICNIC. The picnic will be held at noon at Red Arrow Park for anyone 50 and older with ties to Menekaunee. Those attending should bring lawn chairs and beverages. People may call Sharon, 715-735-5577, for more information.

Ongoing

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 www.uwgb.edu/continuing-professional-education/career-business-training/ready-to-work/. 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 www.uwgb.edu/continuing-professional-education/career-business-training/learning-opportunities/. 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 seniorcenter@marinette.wi.us.