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Night of Worship with HeartSong

Aug 1, 2014 7pm

Highland Community Church 1005 N. 28th Avenue, Wausau, WI 54401
Night of Worship with HeartSong of Cedarville University on Friday, August 1 at 7:00 p.m. at Highland Community Church – 1005 N. 28th Avenue, Wausau. HeartSong intentionally balances music, Scripture, and life stories in a way that is distinctively Cedarville. HeartSong exists to communicate the livable reality of the Gospel as seen through genuine worship. The concert is free and open to the public. Please join us Friday, August 1 at 7:00pm for a great night of worship!

Debra Schonscheck 715-842-5683


Our Lady Queen of Heaven Parish Picnic

Aug 24, 2014 10am - 5pm

750 10th Avenue South, Wisconsin Rapids, Wi
10:00 a.m.
Polka Mass featuring the St. Lawrence Polka Massters

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Food & Beverages
Dessert Bar
Games, Pony Rides and Beauty Boutique for Kids
Bake Sale & Country Crafts
Basket Boutique
Used Book Nook
$1,000 Grand Prize Raffle


12:00 Noon
Live auction
Bingo
Music by Old Time Brass
Take a spin on the wooden dance floor!

Deb Lobner, 715.423.8922


Town of Grant Sesquicentennial Celebration

Aug 8, 2014 - Aug 10, 2014 Friday 3pm - 11pm, Saturday 8am - 10pm, Sunday 10am - 6pm

Southwest Portage County - Kellner area - many events at 9011 Co Rd WW, Wisc. Rapids and 4231 80th St South, Wisc Rapids
The town of Grant Sesquicentennial Celebration is full of fun for everyone!

Friday is a Celebration of Education with a meal and social for former students of the area’s one room school houses at 3 pm at St. John Lutheran Church in Kellner. Later that evening everyone is invited to attend a dance at the Wild Horse Saloon.

Saturday is a CELEBRATE LIFE AND WORK! Historical items will be displayed inside the town hall (9011 Highway WW) and the adjacent field from 9 am-3 pm. A craft sale and flea market will also be held from 9 am-3 pm in the field across the road from the town hall. You will find many things to do in the downtown Kellner area. A farmer’s market will take place from 8:00 am-noon. Activities for the kids will take place throughout the day and on Sunday. Bingo will take place on Saturday from 1-6 pm and a Baggo tournament from 1-5:30 pm. LIVE music starts at 1 pm on Saturday and continues throughout the evening. More music takes place on Sunday with a live band downtown and a “Singsiration” at the Kellner Moravian Church at 1:30 pm. A CELEBRATION OF FOOD AND FUN takes place on both Saturday and Sunday. Food is available downtown Kellner. A bake sale will take place at St. John Lutheran Church on Saturday from 8-10 am. A Bake-Off Contest will take place at the Kellner Moravian Church with judging at 2:15 pm. The fun will include a PARADE through downtown Kellner on Sunday starting at noon. For details see http://townofgrantportageco.com/

Dorothy Raasch, 715-423-6589, mdraasch@solarus.net


8th Annual Drive Your Tractor To Church

Aug 10, 2014 Begins at 8am

North New Hope Church 845 Cty Rd T N Amherst Jct WI
8 - 9:30 am- Early Bird Tractor Parking and Registration
9:30 -10 am- Music by the New Hope Hay Balers
10 - 11 am- Outdoor Church Service
11 am- 12 pm- Auction of Theme Baskets
12 pm- Pig Roast Lunch
1 pm- Hay Wagon Rides and Tractor Displays
Bring Your Lawn Chair!!

Faith and North New Hope Lutheran Churches
715-677-4631
www.faithandnewhope.com



Learn to Square Dance

Aug 5, 2014 - Aug 19, 2014 Tuesdays 7pm - 9:30pm, Sunday 2pm - 4:30pm

First United Methodist Church, 903 N. 3rd Street, Wausau, WI
Learn to Square Dance FREE Introduction, 3 Free Tuesdays and one Free Sunday Starting August 5, 12, 19 and Sunday August 17. All ages welcomed, no experience necessary, no partner necessary.

715 218 9973 Mike or 715 675 2203 Butch


Polka Dance & BBQ Social

Oct 18, 2014 5pm - 9pm

St. Michael's Church Hall 324 Main St. Junction City, WI 54443
Knights of Columbus #4646 is hosting a Polka Dance & BBQ Social. This is a free will offering event. Music is by Old Time Brass.

Dan (715)457-2627


Pie and Ice Cream Social

Aug 24, 2014 11am - 1pm

Wildwood chapel W106 County Road C, Gleason (Hwy C on the Lincoln/Langlade County line)
Ice Cream and Pie, Entertainment by Andrew Grawien, Games for Children and youth, Everyone is invited

Judith Bellin, 715-848-2180, rbellin2180@charter.net


St. Mary's Custer Parish Picnic

Aug 24, 2014 10am - 7pm

Arnott Lions Community Park, East of Stevens Point on County Highway J, Between Highway 10 and County B
10am - Polka Mass at the Park with Old Time Brass and Choraliers
11:30am - 1:30pm - Chicken Dinner catered by Bob's Catering of Hatley (Kids 5 & Under Free)

MUSIC
11:30am - 3pm - The Polka Pak
3pm - 7pm - Polka Country Drifters

ALL DAY
Concessions, Basket Raffles, Big Raffle, Silent Auction, Kid's Games, Cherry Tree, 50/50 Raffle, Pull Tabs, Bake Sale, Farmer's Market

2:30pm - BINGO

7pm - Big Raffle Ticket Drawing (need not be present to win)

Mary at 715-824-2817


St. Bartholomew's of Mill Creek Church Picnic

Aug 10, 2014 9am - 8pm

Approx. 2.5 miles West of Stevens Point on Hwy HH, then left on Co. Hwy M, 2 miles West to the Church
Mass with Polka Music at 9am with "The Choraliers" and Old Time Brass
Day of Entertainment for the Whole Family!
Children's and Adult Games, Craft & Bake Sale, Cherry Tree!
Family Style Chicken Dinner 10:30am
Beer, Food and Ice Cream Stands on the Grounds
BINGO Cash Prizes at Noon

MUSIC 10am - 8pm
Old Time Brass 10am - Noon
Chad Przybylski & The Polka Rhythms Noon - 4pm
Polish Connection 4pm - 8pm

RAFFLE 8pm
1st Prize - $1000
2nd Prize - $250
3rd Prize - $100
4th & 5th Prizes - $50
6th - 10th Prizes - $25

(715) 344-3003


St. Bartholomew Church Picnic

Aug 10, 2014 10:30am - 10pm

2493 County Hwy - M, Stevens Point, WI 54481
Parish Picnic 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Mass with Polka Music at 9:00 am
Family Style Chicken Dinner at 10:30 am
Entertainment for the whole family: Children's Games, Craft, Cherry Tree, Bingo at 12:00 noon, Beer Tent, Hamburger Stand, Ice Cream.
Polka Music from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm by: Old Time Brass, The Polka Rhythms, Polish Connection


Gabe Hurrish, 715-498-3607


St. Mary's Annual Steak Dinner

Aug 17, 2014 11am - 1:30pm

Lublin
Swiss Steak, Parsely Potatoes, Sauerkraut with Pork, Vegetables, Desserts and all the trimmings.
Adults $10
Children 6-12 $5
Preschool Free

St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Church.



Vacation Bible School

Aug 11, 2014 - Aug 15, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am

Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 3210 Maple Drive, Plover, WI 54467
Vacation Bible School program called "Gang way to Galilee"
It will be held in the church and includes, Bible Stories, Crafts, Music, Games and a snack time.
It is free of charge for ages 3-5 and grades 1-6.
Pre-registration is now open at the church.


Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church 715-341-2898


St. Therese August Fest

Aug 9, 2014 - Aug 10, 2014 6pm-11:30pm & 11am-8pm

On St.Therese School ground on Kort & West Grand in Schofield
http://www.sttheresecatholicchurch.com/augustfest2014.html
Full description of Parish event at the link above
Come join the fun as we have our annual parish picnic this August.
All proceeds go to support Saint Therese Parish.

Brenda Warner, Advertising Chairperson, 715-212-1763



Marty Haugen Worshop

Sep 6, 2014 9am - 3pm

Holy Family Catholic Church, 8950 Hwy. J, Woodruff, WI 54568
Well-known liturgical composer, Marty Haugen, will present a workshop, entitled To Serve as Jesus Did. The workshop will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, on September 6th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. He will discuss various aspects of service, not limited to music. Registration for the workshop is $35 on or before August 22; $45 thereafter.

Merry L. Jorgensen
715-356-6284, extension 0
officeadmin@holyfamilywoodruff.org



Marty Haugen Concert

Sep 5, 2014 7:30pm

Holy Family Catholic Church, 8950 County Hwy. J, Woodruff, WI 54568
Well-known liturgical composer, Marty Haugen, will perform such compositions as All Are Welcome, Eye Has Not Seen, Shepherd Me, O God, Gather Us In, Mass of Creation. There will be opportunities for communal singing. A free will offering will be taken to help offset event expenses. All are welcome!

Merry L. Jorgensen
715-356-6284, extension 0



Celebrate Recovery

May 13, 2014 - Dec 30, 2014 Tuesdays at 7pm

Highland Community Church Wausau
Celebrate Recovery is a program designed to help those struggling with hurts, hang-ups, and habits by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through the recovery process.



Jim 715-581-1277

Tim 715-551-3769



Bags of Love Food Pantry

Mar 10, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014 Mondays through Wednesdays 9am - Noon

St. Paul's UCC, 426 Washington St., Wausau WI 54403
Grocery assistance available for Marathon County Residents. *Bring picture ID. *No income verification required.

Tania Grisham (715) 842-3733


Tiny Tots Closet

Mar 11, 2014 - Dec 30, 2014 Tuesdays 10am - Noon

St. Paul's UCC, 426 Washington St., Wausau WI 54403
FREE diapers for those in need. *Bring picture ID & proof of parent or guardianship of a diaper-age child. (Birth Certificate, Crib Card, or WIC card preferred). Limit: 2 dozen diapers/visit. Limit 1 visit/month.

Tania Grisham (715) 842-3733


Neighborhood Meals

Mar 11, 2014 - Dec 30, 2014 Tuesdays 4:30pm - 6pm

St. Paul's UCC, 426 Washington St., Wausau WI 54403
Each week a local business, church, or family sponsors a meal that is prepared and served hot to hungry members of the Wausau Community. *No ID or income verification needed. Simply show up and eat- no questions asked!

Tania Grisham (715) 842-3733


Free Blood Pressure Screening

Mar 4, 2014 - Mar 3, 2015 10am - 11am

Mountain of the Lord Lutheran Church, 5506 Bittersweet Rd., Town of Rib Mountain
The Registered Nurses of Mountain of the Lord Church will offer a free blood pressure screening open to the public on the first Tuesday of every month.

Lori Tollard, Administrative Assistant
or Molly Monday, RN
715-359-9357



Community Bible Study

Jan 16, 2014 - Jan 1, 2015 9am - 10:30am

TLC Travel Agency Rapids Mall, Wisconsin Rapids
A Christian Community Bible study open to men and women. A new speaker every week shares on insights to having a closer relationship with God.

Susan Swidryk 715 325-5683
Pastor David Mickelson, Victory Christian Church 715 421-3909.



Compassionate Friends Support Group Meeting (FREE Adult group for Parents/Grandparents/Family of children who have died

Jan 15, 2014 - Dec 17, 2014 3rd Wedneday of Each Month 7pm - 9pm

St. Matthew's Parish Center/229 S. 28th Ave. Wausau, WI 54401/Parking lot and Parish Center are east of & behind school. Enter first door adjacent to additional parking/building parking
If you live in the Wausau/Marathon County, or in any neighboring communities, and you or your family member has suffered the death of a child, The Compassionate Friends is here to help you, while also providing support for the entire family. We have FREE, monthly, face-to-face meetings that provide a safe place to listen to other's grief experiences, or share your own. Talking and attendance is not mandatory.
When you call our Chapter Leader, we will be happy to put together a free, customized packet of bereavement materials for you.
Discussions, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, books, audio, video, and many bereavement resources available

Contact the Parish Office for Contact Information


Celebrate Recovery

Jan 18, 2011 - Dec 27, 2011 Tuesdays at 6:30pm

Highland church
Faith Based 12 step program for addictions, hang-ups and habits.

Highland church office
715-341-4640