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. 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, 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. 4

HOLIDAY BAKE AND CRAFT SALE. The event, from 9 a.m.m to 1 p.m., will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 923 5th St., Menominee.

CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK. Santa’s workshop, filled with crafts and vendor goods, will be held 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 101 W Main St., Gillett. The rest of the event will be held in Zippel Park, 150 McKenzie St., Gillett. Santa Claus will be in the Expo Hall, in Zippel Park, from noon to 4:30 p.m; all kids activities will be held 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Caroling will be held at 4:45 p.m., with the lighting of the park at 5, and fireworks to finish off the day. Food and refreshment will be sold at both locations. For more information, people may contact Betty Jane at 920-376-1706 or lilyyoda9@yahoo.com.

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA MEMORIAL CEREMONY. The Menominee American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Unit 146 will place approximately 270 balsam Christmas wreaths on veteran gravestones in the Veterans Memorial Section, Riverside Cemetery, Menominee at 10 a.m. Jane Raygo, chairman, organized the annual event which includes participation from Post 146 Family, Unit 43, Stephenson, DAV, 20-Year Club, Civil Air Patrol, Menominee Woman's Club, Veterans Council, Riverside Cemetery, The Rev. Brian Gerber, Resurrection Church (blessing of wreaths), Menominee Sheriff's Department (procession of wreaths), Mayor Jean Stegeman (proclamation of "Wreaths Across America" in City of Menominee).

Dec. 5

WEST SHORE CHORALE WINTER CONCERT. The concert, “A Song for Every Season,” will be performed at 2 p.m. in the Herbert L. Williams Theatre at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus. The concert will feature an array of pieces about spring, summer, autumn and winter. Composers featured include Jean Berger, Z. Randall Stroope, Sarah Quartel and John Rutter. Freewill offerings are accepted.

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. 9

BRATS FOR BREAKFAST. The DAR Boys & Girls Club will host the event from 6 to 9 a.m. in front of the Club, 901 8th Ave., Menominee. Brats will be available for a $3 donation per brat. Free delivery is available to the surrounding area for orders of 25 or more. Large orders should be placed by Dec. 3. To place an order, people may call the club 906-863-9512 or visit thedar.org to print an order form for pick up or deliveries.

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. 12

BELL CHOIR. The performance will include a selection of Christmas carols and hymns and will take place at 10:30 a.m. at Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 1947 Riverside Ave., Marinette.

Dec. 15

UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO DEMENTIA-RELATED BEHAVIOR. The program will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. 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.

Dec. 19

BELL CHOIR. The performance will include a selection of Christmas carols and hymns and will take place at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 923 5th St., Menominee.

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 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.

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.