Through December

ANNUAL PECAN SALE. The Spies Public Library will hold its pecan sale. For more information, people may visit the Spies Public Library's Facebook Page.

PRESBYTERIAN PEANUTS ARE AVAILABLE THIS YEAR. To get a 1-pound bag of peanuts, people may call 715-735-3025 to place an order. The deep-fried jumbo peanuts are $8.50 per pound and can be ordered for Sept. 27, October 11 and 18, Nov. 1, 8, 22 and 29 and Dec. 13 and 20. People are urged to order early as the schedule fills up fast. These peanuts can be frozen.

Nov. 15

POWERFUL TOOLS FOR CAREGIVERS. The class meets Mondays, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., for six weeks and focuses on the well-being of caregivers by helping reduce stress, guilt, anger and depression and improve emotional well-being; manage time, set goals and solve problems; master caregiving transitions and be part of decision making; communicate effectively with the person needing care, family members, doctor and other helpers; and finding and using community resources. People may register for any of ADRC’s education programs by calling 715-732-3850 or 888-442-3267.

Nov. 17

PAWS & TALES. Beginning readers or those looking to build their reading confidence are invited to schedule an appointment with the Stephenson Public Library’s reader dog. Afternoon appointments are available Nov. 3 and 17. People may register by calling the Children’s Department of the Stephenson Public Library in Marinette. For up-to-date information, people may visit the Stephenson Public Library Facebook page or call 715-732-7570. Library programs are free and open to the public.

Nov. 17 and Dec. 28

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES. This program, offered by the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Marinette County (ADRC), focuses on conveying attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language with those with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. The program will be held Oct. 5 from 1 to 2 p.m. at 1201 Jackson St., Niagara; Oct. 12 from 1 to 2 p.m. at 2500 Hall Ave., Marinette; Nov. 17 from 1 to 2 p.m. at 506 Mill St., Goodman; and Dec. 28 from 2 to 3 p.m., 516 U.S. 141, Crivitz. People may register for any of ADRC’s education programs by calling 715-732-3850 or 888-442-3267.

Nov. 19

LOOMIS AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY UNIT NO. 476 BRAT FRY. The auxiliary unit will have the event in the parking lot of the Corner Grille, W2930 County Trunk G and State Highway 180 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds will be used to support veterans. Price of the brats is $2.50. People are urged to eat them right away or take a bunch to deer camp for later. Soda will also be sold.

Nov. 19 and 20

OLD WORLD CHRISTMAS MARKET. The event, featuring more than 50 artisans and crafters from Wisconsin and the U.P., will be held at the Community REC Center, Marinette, Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Unique, handmade holiday items will be available to purchase. Admission is a donation to St. Vincent de Paul’s food drive or the Triple C Riders Toy Drive. Santa will visit on Saturday.

Nov. 23

10 WARNING SIGNS OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE. This one-hour program, offered by Aging and Disability Resource Center of Marinette County, will be held Oct. 20 from 1 to 2 p.m. at 506 Mill St., Goodman; and Nov. 23 from 2 to 3 p.m. at 516 U.S. 141, Crivitz. More September dates are pending. People may register for any of ADRC’s education programs by calling 715-732-3850 or 888-442-3267.

Nov. 25

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DAY DINNER. The dinner, hosted by Northwoods Apostolic Church, will be held Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crivitz Village Hall. To RSVP, people may call 715-938-4935.

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DAY MEAL. Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1600 University Ave., Marinette, is sponsoring a free community take-out Thanksgiving Day meal. People should call the church at 715-735-3101 by Nov. 21 or email the church at oursaviorsparish@gmail.com. People should leave their name and how many meals they will need for that day. Those attending should use the Pierce Avenue driveway to pick up the meal(s) between 10 and 11 a.m.

Nov. 29

LEGO CLUB. The club will meet Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Stephenson Public Library, Marinette. Participants of all ages are welcome and can build any time during the program. Participants may build based on the monthly theme or freestyle.For up-to-date information, people may visit the Stephenson Public Library Facebook page or call 715-732-7570. Library programs are free and open to the public.

Nov. 30

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME. The Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, will host this program Tuesday morning at 10. Children ages 3-6 and their adult caregiver are invited to join the group for stories, songs, movement and more. Attendance will be limited. Free tickets will be available at the front desk on a first-come-first-served basis beginning thirty minutes prior to the program. Adults and children older than two must wear masks while attending the program. For up-to-date information, people may visit the Stephenson Public Library Facebook page or call 715-732-7570. Library programs are free and open to the public.

Dec. 7 and 14

HEALTHY LIVING FOR YOUR BRAIN AND BODY. The program will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. De. 7 at 1201 Jackson St., Niagara; and Dec. 14 at 2500 Hall Ave., Marinette. For centuries, we've known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy living. People may register for any of ADRC’s education programs by calling 715-732-3850 or 888-442-3267.

Dec. 11

NWTC MARINETTE HOUR OF CODE. The event will be held noon to 1:30 p.m. at NWTC, 1601 University Drive, or online. The event is free, but registration is required. Registration closes Dec. 6. Elementary, middle and high school students, as well as the general public, are welcome to attend. No experience in programming is needed. For more information and to register, people may visit nwtc.edu/hourofcode.

Dec. 15

UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO DEMENTIA-RELATED BEHAVIOR. The program will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 2 at 1201 Jackson St., Niagara; Nov. 9 at 2500 Hall Ave., Marinette; and Dec. 15 at 506 Mill St., Goodman. Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Participants are invited to join the group to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease. People may register for any of ADRC’s education programs by calling 715-732-3850 or 888-442-3267.

Ongoing

RIVER CITIES CONCERT ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP. Memberships for the 2021-2022 Concert Series are available for purchase. Five concerts will perform, which is $37,000 worth of entertainment. People may purchase tickets online at rcconcerts.com or at Heritage Hearing Care Menominee Michigan, Mattison Insurance Marinette and Peshtigo Pharmacy. For more information, people may call Barb at 906-863-7387.

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.