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. 8

HANDMADE MARKET. The Oconto Copperfest Committee is holding this event at Copperfest park, 709 Madison St., Oconto, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. For vendors, there is a $10 booth fee. For more information, people may email Crystal at

Aug. 19

BANDS AT BADGER PARK. The Peshtigo Woman’s Club has organized multiple bands to perform throughout the summer at Badger Park at the bandshell from 6 to 8 p.m. Alexis Ray Band will perform and is sponsored by Kountry Rhode RV & Auto Center and Frank’s Logging. Admission is free. No concessions will be served.

Aug. 22

CAVALIER CORNHOLE TOSS. The Cavalier Cornhole toss will be at noon at the Dome Lanes, 801 University Drive. There will be prizes for first, second, third and fourth place. There will also be raffles, food and beverages available. Registration runs up to 11 a.m. the day of the event. The cost is $15 per person/$30 a team. Registration costs is nonrefundable, five games are guaranteed per team. All proceeds go to the Catholic Central Athletic Club to support athletics. For more information, people may contact Dale Lange at 715-582-1135 or 715-923-4895. The event will be held rain or shine.

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 bandshell. 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 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.

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.


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.


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