Through Nov. 3

DONATIONS SOUGHT FOR BOOK SALE. The Spies Public Library, Menominee, is accepting donations for its annual book sale, which will be held Nov. 4, 5 and 6. Donations may be dropped off at the library during regular business hours. For more information, people may visit the Spies Public Library's Facebook Page.

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.

Oct. 30-Nov. 18

THE ART OF SPIRITUAL COMPANIONING. The five-week certificate program will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and is a virtual course. The program is designed to deepen the skills needed to guide others on their spiritual journey. Each week includes a three-hour Zoom session, incorporating practice sessions, assigned readings and reflection. Each week will build the relationship between the companion and the divine, the relationship between the client and the diving, the relationship between the companion and the client and the personal and professional development of the companion. For more information, people may visit https://www.uwgb.edu/certificate-programs/spiritual-companioning/ or contact betkm@uwgb.edu.

Oct. 30

CRAFT SALE. The Peshtigo Woman's Club will host a craft and bake sale and Stone Painting Plus small Pumpkin Painting for kids. The sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Peshtigo High School gym. Crafters or wanting information can contact Mary Lou Richter at 715-582-1035 or email marydrees@aol.com for more information. Admission is $2 or donated canned items for Peshtigo Food Pantry.

Oct. 31

TRICK OR TREAT. Peshtigo and Harmony United Methodist will host the event from 3 to 5 p.m. at 501 French St., Peshtigo Church. Members and others that want to be part of the event may help the group hand out treats to participants. Those attending are welcome to wear fun costumes and enjoy the family event.

TRUNK OR TREAT. Community Covenant Church, 1123 13th St., Menominee, from 4 to 6 p.m. This is at the same time as regular trick or treating in Menominee.

TRUNK OR TREAT. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2901 13th St., Menominee, will host the event in their 13th Street parking lot from 4 to 6 p.m. Congregation members will decorate their vehicle trunks and hand out treats. All area children are welcome to take part.

Nov. 1, 8 and 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. 2, 9 and 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.

Nov. 4

MARINETTE LIONS 24TH ANNUAL HUNTING AND SPORTS DINNER. The dinner will be held Little River Country Club. Table raffles, 50/50 raffles, silent auction items, general raffle and door prizes will be available. Dinner tickets are $50 and are not available at the door. The dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Free beer and shrimp will be served at 5 p.m. The $100-general tickets will be sold for $75 prior to the event. For more information or to purchase tickets, people may contact Ruth at 715-923-3382 or thielenruth@yahoo.com.

Nov. 4, 5 and 6

ANNUAL BOOK SALE. Spies Public Library, Menominee, will hold the book sale. People may drop off books for the sale at the library during regular business hours. For more information, people may visit the Spies Public Library's Facebook Page

Nov. 4-7

THEATRE ON THE BAY: ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT. The comic homage to hunting, directed to Patrick Mines, will be performed at the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus at the Theatre on the Bay. In a hunting story to beat all hunting stories, Escanaba in Da Moonlight spins a tale of humor, horror and heart as Reuben Soady goes to any and all lengths to remove himself from the wrong end of the family record book. The link for more info is here: https://www.uwgb.edu/marinette-theatre/#show. The direct link to Ticketstar is here: https://ticketstar.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=UWGBMC&linkID=pmi&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode= or tickets can be purchased one hour before showtime.

Nov. 9

ENGINEERING OPEN HOUSE. The event will be held at NWTC Marinette (1601 University Drive) with UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, from 4 to 6 p.m. Those attending will learn about Industrial Maintenance Certificate, Automation Engineering Associate Degree, Electro-Mechanical Associate Degree, and Electrical Engineering Technology Bachelor Degree opportunities right here in Marinette. Tour the Tech Hall and meet faculty from both campuses. People will also learn about seamless transfer. No registration is required. For more information, people may call 715-735-9361.

Nov. 14

RIVER CITIES CONCERT ASSOCIATION: INTERSECTION MUSIC TRIO. Intersection will perform at Blesch Auditorium, Menominee, at 7 p.m. At this time, the RCCA is recommending masks to be worn in the auditorium and that those attending practice social distancing when choosing their seats. This concert is sponsored by Field and Forest Products and Dr. Kelly and Carolyn McGuire. Because of COVID restrictions, the previously scheduled Janoska Ensemble from Austria are not able to enter the country. RCCA members should use their Janoska tickets for the Intersection concert. Single tickets will be for sale at the door for $25 for adults and $8 for students. For more information, people may contact Barb Akins by calling 906-863-7387 or visiting rcconcerts.com.

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. 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.

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.

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.