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Unlocking Social Security

May 12, 2014 ?

Entrepreneurial & Education Center 100 N. 72nd Ave. Wausau, WI. 54401
Maximizing Your Social Security Income
Guest Speaker & Author: John Deppe - It's Your Money!

RSVP TO: John Mijal by May 8th, 2014 @ (920) 707-4355 or email:

LEAN Organization Series

Jun 4, 2014 - Jul 9, 2014 7:45am - 4:30pm

University of Wisconsin-Stout, 302 10th Ave., Menomonie, WI 54751
LEAN principles aren't new. For over 29 years, LEAN has been changing business and industry to eliminate waste and increase efficiency. It enables organizations to become customer focused, value-based and resource efficient. Applying LEAN principles for the purpose of streamlining processes leads to greater efficiency and customer satisfaction.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Office and administrative professionals from all industry sectors, including education, government, healthcare, business, financial and service organizations.

LEAN Organization Series Training Schedule:
Four day series offered by the University of Wisconsin-Stout; attend any single day or the full series.
JUNE 4 & 5 and July 9 & 10 – UW-Stout campus
Session 1: LEAN Basics
Session 2: Value Stream/Process Mapping – the Most Critical LEAN Tool
Session 3: Dealing with Challenging Teams and Change Readiness
Session 4: LEAN Processes Need a LEAN Management System

Terese Wentworth, 715-232-5483

Father Albert Haase presents "The True Self and the False Self"

May 10, 2014 9am - 3pm

Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church 1110 1st Street South, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Father Albert will discuss the 10 characteristics of the True Self and the "lie" of the False Self. Discover how to break free of the False Self and journey to the True Self that God has called you to be. Register at and download a registration form or call 715-424-6279 for more information. Cost is $25.00 and includes lunch. Registration form and check / money order must be received by May 1, 2014.

Marian Center for Peace of Wisconsin Rapids or 715-424-6279

Think Plants: Container Gardens, Heirlooms and Organics

Apr 23, 2014 5:30pm

Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital Conference Center
Ben Lindner, owner of Tender Shoots Gardens & Greenhouses, will discuss plants, and answer general gardening questions.

call 1.800.362.9900 to register

Rhinelander Girlfriend's Getaway

May 2, 2014 - May 4, 2014 All Weekend

Rhinelander, WI
Get your Girlfriend's together and come for a workshop or stay for the weekend!
Check-in begins Friday, May 2nd at 5:00pm at Hext Theater. Comedian Tiffany Norton will perform for the attendees at 7:00pm.
Saturday is a day full of workshops leading up to "Cocktails and Canvasses" that evening at Art Start. Learn how to Fabric Paint while tasting wines from Trig's Cellar 70.
Sunday we'll send you off with a tasty brunch.
Registrations are available at For more information contact the Rhinelander Chamber at 715-365-7464.
Registration deadline is April 18th.

Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce

Weird Animals! Vacation Bible School

Jul 21, 2014 - Jul 25, 2014 9am - Noon

Trinity Lutheran Church
Vacation Bible School

School of the Arts at Rhinelander

Jul 19, 2014 - Jul 23, 2014 Workshops Available Saturday through Wednesday

James Williams Middle School 915 Acacia Lane, Rhinelander, WI, 54501
School of the Arts offers 50 workshops for adults in visual arts, mind/body/spirit, culinary arts and nutrition, performing arts, and writing. Craft your own mix of 1-, 2-, 3-, and 5-day workshops to explore and create in this warm, welcoming place. Yoga sessions, special events at the school, and activities in and around Rhinelander, round out the week.

Laura Gallagher,, 608-263-9732

Community Speaker Series: The Talent Code

Apr 29, 2014 7pm - 8:30pm

Sentry Theater
What is the secret of getting really good at something? How do we unlock it? Journalist and New York Times bestselling author Daniel Coyle discovered a common pattern of training, motivation, and coaching methods within nine of the world’s greatest talent hotbeds. Join parents, educators, administrators, students and business professionals for the inaugural Point in Common Community Speaker Series as Coyle gives us a new way to think about talent — as well as new tools with which we can unlock our own talents and those of our kids.

Eva Donohoo, 715-346-4838

Learn to Skate Program

Mar 31, 2014 - Jun 2, 2014 6:30pm

Lakeland Ice Arena, Minocqua WI
Lakeland Ice Arena will be offering a Learn to Skate Program that will begin March 31st at 6:30 pm in Minocqua WI. It is open to all ages of children. Come join the fun and learn to do a lifelong sport.

Penny Kuckkahn at 715-277-5186

Garden Trellis

May 24, 2014 1pm - 4pm

Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy. 13, Phillips, WI 54555
Make your own garden trellis by learning to identify & cutting branches of poplar, buckthorn or honeysuckle at the park. Sally Punzel will show you how to gather the materials &to construct the trellis using the collected materials, a hammer and nails. Bring a friend or meet a new one in class as it is best to work in teams. Registration required.

Sharyn Friedell, 715-339-7282,

2014 Early Childhood Education Conference

Apr 25, 2014 - Apr 26, 2014 8am - 4:30pm

University of Wisconsin-Stout, Memorial Student Center, 302 10th Avenue, Menomonie, WI 54751
Please join us for our 36th annual Early Childhood Education Conference. Historically, the University of Wisconsin-Stout has provided a program that has included a wealth of developmentally appropriate curriculum ideas for children, from birth to eight years of age.

This year we have consolidated the conference into Friday and Saturday sessions with a variety of topics for infant and toddler caregivers, preschool teachers, kindergarten and primary teachers, curriculum specialists, administrators and parents.
Exhibitors will be on-site with the latest educational resources, materials and innovative equipment.

Professional Education Programs and Services, 715.232.2793,


Mar 13, 2014 - May 22, 2014 8am - 5pm

Northwest Regional Planning Commission
Program Details: ExporTech was designed specifically for manufacturers that need innovative ways to grow, and see international sales as part of the answer. The program provides executive leaders with a systematic approach for entering or expanding in global markets. It is the only national export assistance program that offers a structured, yet customizable process that guides companies through every aspect of export growth.

Target Audience: Company Executives including CEO, Owner, VP/Director of International Sales, VP/Director of Sales and Marketing

Register at:

This program is being hosted by University of Wisconsin-Stout’s Professional Education Programs & Services and UW-Stout Wisconsin Manufacturing Outreach Center (MOC).
Location: Northwest Regional Planning Commission
1400 S. River Street
Spooner, Wisconsin 54801

Joni Geroux, 715-232-5270,

Lean Certification Series

Feb 25, 2014 - May 6, 2014 8am - 4pm Each Day

Location: University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI
The Lean Certification series comprises a series of workshops that include live simulations with a mentored implementation project at your company. This powerhouse combination provides swift and targeted technical competencies custom-fit to your unique needs. The cost savings from your first project typically pay back your investment many times over and promote the next continuous improvement activities. Learn more at:
This program is being hosted by University of Wisconsin-Stout’s Professional Education Programs & Services and UW-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center (MOC).

Joni Geroux, 715-232-5270,