Selected Community Events

Save Email Print Bookmark and Share

June Melby: Tell Your Story-A Writing Workshop

Aug 5, 2014 6:30pm

Woodson History Center, 410 McIndoe Street, Wausau
The Marathon County Historical Society is proud to welcome author June Melby to the Woodson History Center on Tuesday, August 5 at 6:30 pm for a writing workshop. Everyone has stories to share, and Melby will help you get started writing yours at her presentation Tell Your Story: A Writing Workshop.

Melby will help you take the stories and anecdotes from your life and weave them into stories with logical narration. Participants should bring along a pen and notebook as Melby will help everyone begin recording their memories.

The importance of writing stories and preserving them for future generations is highlighted in the Marathon County Historical Society’s award winning exhibit Our Stories: The History of Marathon County. This exhibit goes beyond the objects and dates of the county’s history to the stories of the people who have brought the county to life. The collection of oral and written histories is a priority in the mission of the historical society.

June Melby is a writer and performer whose writings have appeared in the LA Weekly, National Lampoon Magazine, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and other national and international publications. Her latest book, My Family and Other Hazards, looks at the humorous, sad, and thought-provoking stories of her family and their mini-golf course in Waupaca County. See her website at for more information.

This workshop is free to attend and no registration is required, however donations are appreciated. For more information call 715-842-5750, or visit us online at or on Facebook at Marathon County History.

Marathon County Historical Society

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

Tiny TIDES Swim Lessons - Registration Open!

Jul 15, 2014 - Aug 4, 2014 Online Registration

UWMC Fieldhouse pool
There is still availability in our TinyTIDES Learn-to-swim Program for session 3 (7/21 - 7/31) and session 4 (8/4 - 8/14). TIDE is proud of its 4:1 Student to Teacher ratio! Young swimmers excel in this environment.
NEW!! Tiny TIDES Level 5 - Pre-Team: Learn what competitive swimming is all about from our head coach.
See / "Tiny Tides Swim Lessons" to register before sessions fill up.

Krista Gensler (218) 341-9127

ISO Internal Auditor Training

Oct 27, 2014 - Oct 28, 2014 8am - 4:30pm

University of Wisconsin-Stout, Memorial Student Center, 302 10th Ave., Menomonie, WI 54751
Program Details: Internal auditors are vital to a successful management system. Good internal auditing provides the necessary insight on how well the system is performing for you. The course will provide a detailed review of the ISO standard requirements and the proof that should be available to the auditor.

Target Audience: Our internal auditor course is designed to help a range of people, from ISO novices to those experienced in auditing or managing the systems.
Register at:

Joni Geroux, 715-232-5270

Digital Learning JumpStart Conference

Aug 5, 2014 8:30am - 4pm

UW-Stevens Point, 2100 Main Street, Stevens Point WI 54481
The Digital Learning JumpStart Conference is designed to provide PK-12 teachers, pre-service teachers, and higher education faculty with classroom digital learning strategies in a variety of topics including video-connected classrooms, inquiry learning, apps, media creation, playful learning, flipped learning, and Google Apps and Extensions. The Common Core Standards will be addressed in several sessions.

Kristi Roth

Nurturing Skills for Families

Jun 24, 2014 - Aug 26, 2014 1pm - 2:30pm

Located in the lower level of the St. Vincent DePaul Community Care Center, 401 W. Main St. Merrill, WI
Children often present parents with behaviors that can be challenging.
Nurturing Skills for Families provides parents the opportunity to learn new approaches and skills that will empower parents to provide a safe and loving environment in which children can grow to be respectful and responsible adults.
Learn about healthy family structure, child development,
appropriate expectations, stress management,
family values and rules, communication,
discipline, setting limits, and more. Each class will
cover different topics. To get the most out of this class,
attend as many sessions as possible.
No childcare is available during this program.

Here are the topics that will be discussed:
Parenting workshop discussing Brain Development (7/8/2014)
Feelings (7/15/2014)
Communicating with Respect (7/22/2014)
Stress/Anger (7/29/2014)
Building Self Worth (8/5/2014)
Family Morals, Values, & Rules (8/12/2014)
Praise (8/19/2014)
Alternative to Spanking (8/26/2014)

Call the Lincoln County Family Resource Center
at 715-539-9228 to register

Babysitting Training

Aug 6, 2014 9am - 4pm

Tomahawk Public Library, 300 W. Lincoln Avenue, Tomahawk, WI 54487
Students in grades 5-8 are invited to come and learn the basics of how to safely provide care for young children and also get ideas for fun activities to do with the children.

Cost: $20.00 per student, payable to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Class size is limited and this class fills quickly! Call soon to register.

When registration is confirmed, paperwork will be mailed. Participants must bring the completed registration form, a signed parent consent form, and a bag lunch to the training.

This program is provided by the
Northwoods Family Resource Center Network.
Call 715-539-9228 today to register.

Call 715-539-9228 today to register

ExporTech Program

Sep 17, 2014 - Nov 18, 2014 8am - 5pm

Menomonie, Wisconsin
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).

Contact: Joni Geroux, 715-232-5270,

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

Art 101

Aug 7, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Woodson Art Museum Wausau, WI
When most of us put our pencil to paper, we draw stick figures. Some artists use pencil sketches to work out composition details before proceeding to a final medium. Others use pencil, graphite, charcoal, and chalk as their primary medium. Curator Jane Weinke shares works from the collection ranging from sketches to finished compositions. Free

Visitor Services, 715.845.7010,,

Art 101

Aug 7, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Woodson Art Museum Wausau, Wi
When most of us put our pencil to paper, we draw stick figures. Some artists use pencil sketches to work out composition details before proceeding to a final medium. Others use pencil, graphite, charcoal, and chalk as their primary medium. Curator Jane Weinke shares works from the collection ranging from sketches to finished compositions. Free

Visitor Services, 715.845.7010,,

Wool Felting & Embellishing

Aug 14, 2014 1pm - 4pm

Wisconsin Concrete Park Phillips, WI
Wool Felting & Embellishing Pam Metsala will be at the park demonstrating techniques of wool felting from shrinking old wool items or knitted wool to embellishing items with roving and felting needles. Some supplies will be on hand to make a pair of mittens or small purse. Experiment with your own felt with advanced practices. Registration required.

Sharyn Friedell 715-339-7282

Self Esteem Building Series for those with Learning Differences

Jun 16, 2014 - Aug 18, 2014 5pm - 7:30pm

Marshfield Public Library BEE BEE Room
This is a three meeting series where ways to increase the self esteem of those with learning differences will be taught by Dixie Weber, a professional education consultant. We will be creating a "re-framing" note book during the first meeting. Our second session will consist of strategies for home work and everyday activities as well as real personal stories being told by our guest speakers with learning differences. The third meeting will show how " to teach out side of the box" presented by Robyn Jeffords from the Achieve More Center in Sun Prairie WI. The series will cost $10, A subway card with coupons totaling $50 will be given with your registration.

Laura Binder, Anger Me Not Foundation, 715-207-7785

NTC Agriculture Leadership Academy

Aug 11, 2014 - Aug 12, 2014 8am - 4:30pm

Northcentral Technical College - Agriculture Center of Excellence
This two day leadership academy is geared towards high school students interested in a career in agriculture. Northcentral Technical College (NTC) is offering an Agriculture Leadership Academy that will teach you about current leadership concepts while also providing the chance to learn about your own personal leadership traits. Cost for this academy is $20 and includes lunch both days and a t-shirt. Students will also receive a Certificate of Completion. Registration is available online at

Continuing Education, 715.803.1230,


Jun 2, 2014 - Aug 25, 2014 6pm - 9pm

Wausau R/C Sportsmen Pilot Training Program. Learn to fly R/C aircraft using (yours or ours) with the assistance of a qualified flight instructor. Brush up on your flight skills using a "Buddy Box". NOTE: Minimum Buddy Box Training Age is Restricted to Ages 11 and Older.

Bob Weller-715-842-1755 or Louie Stark 715-241-0648

Allegro Summer Ballet Camps

Jul 21, 2014 - Aug 15, 2014 Check Website for Class Times

Allegro Studios - 1485 Village Way Drive, Mosinee - Wausau Homes Complex
Summer Ballet Classes will include a performance of Peter and the Wolf for those students taking all 4 weeks. Prices and more details at: and Fees