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In the Pink - Cooking for the Cure

Oct 9, 2014 5pm - 9pm

Wausau Country Club, Schofield
Come enjoy a private, interactive cooking lesson by Executive Chef, John Greene. Experience fine dining, raffle drawings, silent auction and a memorable time.

Sandy Draeger
715-218-2882



The Neighbors' Place Hosts 7th Annual Empty Bowls

Nov 22, 2014 11am - 2pm

Rothschild Pavillion
Local artists, students, and community members handcraft and donate hundreds of bowls to the event each year. These bowls serve as a reminder that somewhere in our community there is someone who is hungry and faces an uncertain future due to poverty.

For a $10 ticket (children 6-12 $5 (meal only); children under 6 eat free), attendees will receive a:

• Handcrafted bowl
• Meal of soup, bread, and dessert (donated by local restaurants and chefs)
• Live (local) music
• Opportunity to participate in a silent auction
• The satisfaction of knowing you've helped a neighbor in need - all proceeds from the event benefit The Neighbors' Place Food Bank!

The Neighbors' Place Food Bank provides food to more than 500 families each week. But with 25% of our neighbors in Marathon County living in poverty, this number continues to increase--despite the fact that the majority of these families are employed.


Aidyn Laurynz


"Being Thankful No Matter What"

Oct 8, 2014 6pm

Eagle's Club, 1205 Lake Street, Merrill
Women Connecting would like to invite you and your guests to a dinner at the Eagle's Club in Merrill. Our speaker Darlene Dixon from Onalaska, WI talks about "Being Thankful No Matter What".

Come join us for our silent auction and live auctions of gift baskets

$12 at the door includes a menu of scalloped potatoes and ham, green beans, tax, tip and program.

Women Connecting is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries

For reservations, please call by October 3
Marcia 715-536-1612
Jan 715-536-9816



Expressions in Wood Expo

Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014 8am - 6pm

Plaza Hotel, 1202 W Clairemont, Eau Claire, WI
The 6th Annual Expressions in Wood Expo (formerly Wisconsin Woodturners Expo) will be at the Plaza Hotel & Suites, 1202 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, Wisconsin, on Saturday and Sunday, October 25th and 26th, 2014. This event is presented jointly by Chippewa Valley Woodturners Guild and West Wisconsin Woodcarvers Guild. Hours will be 8 AM – 6 PM on Saturday and 8 AM – 5 PM on Sunday. You will enjoy lathe woodturning demonstrations, exhibitors, vendors and an Instant Art Gallery. A Silent Auction will be held for supporting our youth outreach program. We will also hold our “Learn-to-Turn” woodturning workshops for youths and beginning woodturners which was such an overwhelming success last year. There will also be hands-on demonstrations of woodcarving by the West Wisconsin Woodcarvers Guild. This will be a great opportunity to learn the basics of woodturning and woodcarving. Contact: Rich Thelen rlthelen@charter.net 715.834.1459 or expressionsinwood.net

Rich Thelen


Central Wisconsin Stormfest

Oct 25, 2014 8pm - Midnight

The Bar, 10302 Market Street, Rothschild, WI
Supporting local girls high school hockey, $15 advance tickets includes the band and FREE beer/soda from 8-10pm. A $5 cover charge at the door will get you in to hear Brad Emanuel and a chance to win a night on the town package. There will also be numerous raffles and silent auctions taking place throughout the evening until 11pm.

Carolyn Larson, 715-297-7642


Auburndale FFA Alumni Meat Auction & Social

Oct 11, 2014 8:30pm

Auburndale Village Park Shelterhouse
The Auburndale FFA Alumni will hold their 34th annual Meat Auction & Social on Saturday October 11, 2014. The free event runs from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Auburndale Park Shelter house. The meat auction features beef, pork and lamb packages being sold beginning at 8:30 p.m. Livestock were purchased at the Central Wisconsin State Fair Market
Animal Sale and donated by area businesses. All proceeds support FFA and agricultural activities in the Auburndale and the Wood County area. Everyone is welcome!

Contact Mike Sabel with questions at 715-652-3367.



Wausau Gem and Mineral Show & Sale

Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014 Friday Noon - 5pm, Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday 11am - 4pm

East Gate Hall, Marathon Park: 2101 Stewart Ave, Wausau, WI 54401
Wausau Gem , Mineral and Fossil Show
October 10-11-12, 2014
Friday: 12-5
Saturday 9-5
Sunday 10-4

East Gate Hall, Marathon Park
2101 Stewart Ave
Wausau, WI 54401

We will have some of the best vendors in the Midwest featuring: Fossils, Minerals, Jewelry and jewelry making supplies, Rough Rock , Faceted stones, Regional fossils and minerals, and so much more!

Silent Auction features over 1500 items! (Saturday and Sunday)

Free event, Free parking

Contact information:
Jennifer Damrow/Exclusive Inspirations
715-212-7080
www.exclusiveinspirations.com


Jennifer Damrow/Exclusive Inspirations
715-212-7080
www.exclusiveinspirations.com



The Hannah Center Giving for Life Banquet and Auction

Oct 9, 2014 5:30pm

Hotel Marshfield, 2700 S Central Ave, Marshfield, WI 54449
The Hannah Center Hosts Annual Giving for Life Event at Hotel Marshfield

On October 9th, The Hannah Center will host their annual Giving for Life Banquet and Auction at Hotel Marshfield. The theme of the evening is “There is No Place Like Home” and will include elements from the classic movie, The Wizard of Oz.

The organization’s mission has expanded to include all women in crisis and as the center’s services expand, The Hannah Center hopes to encourage greater involvement and support from surrounding communities in Marathon, Wood, and Portage counties. “This event will be a great way for the community to come together to show their support for the women and children The Hannah Center serves,” said Program Coordinator, Tricia Fancher. “It is amazing what great change that can provoke within a woman’s heart when she sees she has the community behind her for support.”

The silent auction will begin at 5:30pm, with the banquet following at 6:30pm. Local author and speaker, Cynthia Ruchti, will be hosting the evening. The guest speaker will be Chet McDoniel, an inspirational speaker who was born with no arms and shortened legs. Despite the odds, Chet has overcome many challenges and shares a message of hope and the value of life.

"This year The Hannah Center is looking to fundraise $30,000 through our annual Giving for Life Banquet & Silent Auction,” said President of The Hannah Center’s Board of Directors, Aimee Tippen. “We are currently looking for event and table sponsors, who share a heart and commitment to assist women and their children in crisis, to partner with us for this event.” All proceeds from the event will directly benefit The Hannah Center in their mission to assist women in crisis through compassion and guidance in a nurturing environment.

Tickets for the event can be purchased online at www.hannahcenter.com or at the following locations in Marshfield: Arby’s, Biggby Coffee, Janet’s Yarn, and Pioneer Bank.

About The Hannah Center:
The Hannah Center has been assisting women in crisis through compassion and guidance in a nurturing environment since 1993. They are committed to preserving life, providing a home, and promoting change.

To learn more about The Hannah Center Giving for Life Banquet and Auction and how to participate, visit www.hannahcenter.com or contact The Hannah Center at (715) 387-6300.

info@hannahcenter.com


Lugerville School Pie Auction & Raffle

Nov 22, 2014 8pm

Crane Chase Tavern, N10105 County Road F, Phillips, WI 54555
Delicious pies will be up for auction followed by raffle drawings for guns, flat-screen TV and various other items. Everyone is welcome to attend and bid on the pie of their choosing or participate in raffle drawings. Members of Save the Lugerville School group and the area community donate pies for the auction. All proceeds earned go directly back into maintaining the Lugerville School/Community Center building.

Maureen Trojak 715-339-2254 matrojak@pctcnet.net



Assumption High Schools-Auction Royale

Nov 8, 2014 5pm Cocktails, 6pm Silent Autction, 7pm Live Auction

The Ridges, 2311 Griffith Ave, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Live and Silent Auction
5:00pm Cocktails
6:00pm Silent Auction
7:00pm Live Auction
Enjoy an evening of food, spirits, auctions, raffles and great fellowship!

Lorna Holewinski 715-422-0914 lholewinski@assumptioncatholicschools.org