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.

Oct. 31

LAWN SIGN DISTRIBUTION. The Republican Party of Marinette County will be hosting a free lawn sign giveaway for Republican candidates at the Republican Party Victory Center Office, 2033 Marinette Ave in Marinette from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Nov. 5 - Dec. 5

EDDY THE ELF VISITS DOWNTOWN MENOMINEE. Eddy the Elf will visit various businesses in Downtown Menominee. People may take a picture with Eddy the Elf and post it on the Menominee Downtown Business Association Face Book page to win Eddy. A winner will be drawn at random from all entries. No purchase necessary.  For more details, people may visit the Menominee Downtown Business Association Facebook page or go to www.downtownmenominee.com.

Nov. 6-20

THE FIRST GIFT OF CHRISTMAS. The Menominee Downtown Business Association will host its First Gift of Christmas the evening of November 20. Participants 12 years old and younger have the opportunity between Nov. 6 and 20 to go to the Menominee Downtown Business Association page to enter. No purchase necessary. The winner will be posted on the Downtown Facebook page.

Nov. 7

CPR CLASS. An American Heart Association CPR Class will be taught at the Menominee County Library in Stephenson from 3 to 5 p.m. The cost is $5 per person, payment and registration is required before Nov. 6. Mary Palmer, a certified CPR instructor will cover both adult and child CPR techniques. This class will use individual CPR mannequins so class size is limited. People may stop in at the library to register.

Nov. 9

SENIOR HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING. The Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce will hold supplemental health insurance counseling for seniors. This counseling session is free and it is offered as a public service. The counseling is held by appointment only. This service is available to both Wisconsin and Michigan senior citizens. The sessions are on an individual basis and last approximately 30 minutes. 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: Six-foot social distancing and masking for the safety of all is required. Hand sanitizer will be provided.

Nov. 11

LAKESHORE LEADERS BREAKFAST SERIES. Members of the Kohler Alliance of Veterans and supporters will share skills and lessons learned during active duty that have translated and helped them develop into their professional roles. Registration is from 7:30 to 8 a.m., the talk is from 8 to 8:45 a.m., and from 8:45 to 9 a.m. is a Q&A session. The cost for the session is $20. Registration link: https://www.uwgb.edu/continuing-education/manitowoc-sheboygan/events/.

Nov. 20

DOWNTOWN MENOMINEE LIGHT UP THE HOLIDAYS. Downtown Menominee businesses, along with the City of Menominee, will light up 10th Avenue and 1st Street at 5 p.m. The community is invited to drive or walk through the downtown and view the business windows and Marina Park lit up for the holidays. Santa will be on hand from 5 to 7 p.m., Nov. 20 and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 21 to wish Happy Holidays from a safe distance.

Dec. 9

LAKESHORE LEADERS BREAKFAST SERIES. Dan Ariens, Chairman & CEO, Ariens Company will discuss family business leadership. Registration is from 7:30 to 8 a.m., the talk is from 8 to 8:45 a.m., and from 8:45 to 9 a.m. is a Q&A session. The cost for the session is $20. Registration link: https://www.uwgb.edu/continuing-education/manitowoc-sheboygan/events/

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.