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Gospel music festival

Aug 17, 2014 1pm - 3pm

Luther Memorial Church, Gleason Wi
Gospel music provided by Jump River Band & Foxfire
Food and beverage available

Ruth Ann Sosnovske

WRCT Audition Notice

Aug 4, 2014 - Aug 5, 2014 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Wisconsin Rapids Community Theatre Auditorium
The Wisconsin Rapids Community Theatre is holding auditions for their season opener “Leading Ladies” on Aug. 4 & 5; 6:30-8:30p in the WRCT Auditorium. Audition pieces will be taken from the script, so no preparation needed. Performances will be held Oct. 10-11 & 16-19, 2014. If acting isn’t your thing, there is much to do offstage as well. Come for the fun, stay for the friends!!


Walls of Wittenberg: 100 Best Things About Wisconsin

Sep 20, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014 11am - 3pm / Oct. 4 & 5 10am - 5pm

Wittenberg, WI 54499
Juried art show

Business n More, 715-253-3525

Wausau Snowmobile Grass Drags and Swap Meet

Sep 27, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014 8am - 5pm

12602 Stettin Drive, Marathon, WI 54448
Wisconsin's LARGEST annual snowmobile grass drags & swap meet event hosted by Trailmates Snowmobile Club of Wausau. This 25th annual event features NSRA-sanctioned racing (including vintage classes) on the grass track both days. Powersports dealer/vendor expo with NEW product display areas. Special ATV and mini rod / mini truck pull features both days. Kids activity tent with games and prizes. Family friendly event for all ages to attend.

Free spectator parking! No carry-ins, bicycles or pets on event grounds (Service animals allowed.) Gate #1 is spectator entrance. See web link provided for more event info including site map of grounds.

Randy Thurs, (715) 571-9768,

Stephen Ritz and the Green Bronx Machine

Aug 13, 2014 1pm - 2pm

UW-Stevens Point, Dreyfus University Center, Laird Room
Stephen Ritz's classroom features the first indoor edible wall in New York City which routinely generates enough produce to feed 450 students healthy meals and trains the youngest nationally certified workforce in America. Learn how this community project has led to student academic success and the rebuilding of the Bronx.

Admission: $10/person or $5/person + can of food.
Admission payable at the door. No advance tickets to individuals not attending the Wisconsin Environmental Education conference.

Ginny Carlton
715 346-3805

World Traveler Night

Aug 23, 2014 6pm - 7pm

Central Wisconsin Children's Museum. 1100 Main Street, Stevens Point, Wi 54481
What was your favorite part about summer? Did you go somewhere new? Meet someone new? Or, maybe you just have a super fun story to tell! On August 21st Come prepared to share your own summertime adventures while we play the musical chair storytelling game. This program is free (museum admission not included) and no pre-registration is required.

Sandy, 715-344-2003 ext 4#,

Healthy Family Night

Aug 14, 2014 5pm - 8pm

1100 Main Street, Central Wisconsin Children's Museum, Stevens Point, Wi 54481
Join us Thursday, August 14th for a healthy meal at 5:30 then listen to a presentation and play a food game at 6pm with our friends from Farmshed. Sponsored by Ministry Health Care, this program is free (museum admission included) and no pre-registration is required

Sandy, 715-344-2003 ext 4#,

Lincoln County Fair

Aug 3, 2014 10am - 10pm

Lincoln Co Fairgrounds in Merrill, WI
Free Gate Admission & Final Day to see Royal Bengal & Siberian Tigers perform at Noon and 2:30pm. See US Army's Orange County Chopper! Worship Service with Sound Doctrine at 10am. Polish Cowboys play Polka Music 1 til 4pm on Bone & Joint CenterStage. Unlimited Rides with Wristband $18 from Noon til 5pm. Music in Pagels Entertainment Tent! Sandy's Small Animal Sale at 2pm. Enjoy Food & Fun!

Lincoln County Fair Association 715-536-5212

Burgers Bar & Grill Cheese Curd Throwdown & Eat'n Contest

Aug 9, 2014 1pm

Gile, WI.
This is a 1st Annual Food Drive for the Iron County Food Bank. BBG will be hosting a cheese curd contest which will have at least 5 Cheese Curd Manufactures seeing who has the best cheese curds in Wisconsin. Voting will be done by customers who bring a donation or a nonperishable food item. The Cheese Curd Eat'n Contest will have at least 8 competitors to see who can eat 1/2 pound of cheese curds in the fastest time. Competitors must bring a donation or nonperishable food item as well. Let the Best Cow Win!

Jay Hengtgen, 7 Nimikon, Gile WI.


Aug 23, 2014 2pm - Midnight

Wildhorse Saloon 9031 Cty Rd WW, Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Celebrate Life with Music. Free Concert with 6 bands including The Blue Olives headlining. Fish Boil, Bake Sale, Food, Beer, Raffles and much more. Proceeds benefit UW Cancer Center/Love Lights & South Wood County Humane Society.

Laura Meyer, 715-697-0133

Hiawatha-Bearskin Trail Extension Dedication

Aug 23, 2014 9am - 11am

Oneida County - Hwy K and Bearskin Trail
Hiawatha-Bearskin Trail dedication. Saturday, Aug. 23rd 9am-11am. Food and celebration with state and local officials to dedicate this trail extension. The two trails will merge to give outdoor enthusiasts over 30 miles of trails from Tomahawk to Minocqua.

Jane Kincheloe - Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce

Open House Riverside Athletic Club Merrill CrossFit and Parisi Speed School

Sep 20, 2014 8am - 1pm

Riverside Athletic Club 500 South Center Avenue, Merrill, WI
Join us for our Open House for Riverside Athletic Club, Parisi Speed School and Merrill CrossFit. Enjoy FREE food, prizes, fitness classes all morning long, bounce house, joining specials, Parisi class at 9am; CrossFit class at 10am; games for kids and guest speaker at 11am speaking on nutrition.

Riverside Athletic Club 715-536-2481

Parisi Speed School Cat Club Challenge

Sep 19, 2014 4pm Friday (9am Saturday Open House)

Riverside Athletic Club 500 South Center Avenue Merrill WI
You are invited to our FREE Cat Club Challenge on Friday, September 19 at 4PM and FREE Open House on Saturday September 20 at 9AM. Make sure to bring a friend and get a prize. Call now to register for both events! Have fun while enjoying FREE food, prizes, games, bounce house and so much more! We also will be having chances to win FREE Parisi sessions.

Riverside Athletic Club 715-536-2481

Annual Beef Roast & Auction

Aug 17, 2014 10am

Pine River- Calvary Lutheran Church
Annual live auction, silent auction, beef roast, concessions, games

Calvary Lutheran Church. N365 Cain Creek Rd. Merrill
715 536 6011

Greenwood Car Show and Street Dance

Sep 6, 2014 Car Show Registration Begins at 10am

Main Street - Greenwood
Car Show starting at 10 AM, trophies at 3, Street Dance following. Car Show: 1st and 2nd place trophies for each class and vendors. Street Dance: Free Inflatables for the kids and two bands starting after the car show.

Joe or Mary Domanico 715-937-7866 or 715-937-2258

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

Midwest Dutch Friesian Keuring (inspection)

Sep 22, 2014 - Sep 23, 2014 Monday 8am - 5pm, Tuesday 8am - Noon

Marshfield, WI - Central Wis State Fairground
Come see a rare and beautiful breed of horse that originates from the Netherlands. Judges travel from the Netherlands throughout North America to judge young stock on conformation, racial type, and movements. The breed registry is owned by the prince of Holland and previously held by the queen. This is history in the making as only 500 horses are to be inspected in North America! This is a rare breed and has most recently held some prominent movie roles such as the Hunger Games-Catching Fire, Ladyhawk, The Chronicals of Narnia, Eragon, etc. Food and Friesian items for sale. This event is open to the public and is a family friendly.

Heidi Born-Smith, 715-321-1668 (phone calls or emails will not be answered Sept 21-23)

Central Wisconsin Trap & Skeet Shoot

Aug 21, 2014 Begins at 1pm

Heart of Wisconsin Sportsman's Club, Wisconsin Rapids
2nd Annual CWHBA Trap & Skeet shoot is open to the public and fun for the whole family! Dinner, instruction, hearing protection, targets & ammunition,raffles, prizes and awards.

Central Wisconsin Home Builders Association office at 715-424-5060 for more information

Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day to benefit Children's Miracle Network

Aug 14, 2014 Regular Hours at Participating DQ Locations

Participating Dairy Queen locations in our region include: Antigo, Bessemer, Hayward, Marshfield, Merrill, Rhinelander, Stevens Point, Wausau (Thomas Street and Grand Avenue) and Wisconsin Rapids.
Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are!

This year DQ® is celebrating Miracle Treat Day with even more magic.

On Thursday August 14th, 2014, $1 or more from every Blizzard® Treat purchased at participating DQ® stores will be donated to your local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® to help children in need.

Together we can provide hope and healing to sick and injured children in your community.

Your Local Children's Miracle Network Hospital is Ministry Saint Joseph's Children's Hospital!
611 Saint Joseph Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449
715-387-9965 or toll-free 800-428-5000

Ride Waupaca

Aug 17, 2014 6:30am - 2:45pm

Waupaca High School, Waupaca Wi
Ride Waupaca
Sunday, August 17, 2014

Participate in the John Hatherly Mid Century Ride Waupaca August 17th. Enjoy one of many scenic bike routes of 12-100 miles. All rides begin and end at Waupaca High School. Riders will also enjoy 2 well stocked rest stops & SAG services. Register for just $10 through August 4, $20 through August 15th & $25 onsite. Bikers will receive a T-shirt and their participation helps fund scholarships for Wauapca High School students. For additional information go to

Mary Feldt
10076 Oakdale Drive
Almond, wi 54909

Women Living with Hope Eastern Region Breast Cancer Support Group

Aug 18, 2014 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Weston Regional Medical Center-St Francis Conference Room
Women Living With Hope Eastern Region Breast Cancer Support Group
Monday, August 18, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Weston Regional Medical Center
St. Francis Conference Room

Karen Singsheim

Ruby's Pantry

Aug 11, 2014 2pm - 5pm

Lac du Flambeau Bingo Hall
Ruby’s Pantry is a food distribution organization. Participants leave with an abundance of food for a $20 contribution. Often, families leave with $100 or more in groceries.
Ruby’s Pantry is “a hand up, not a hand out.”
Distributions will be from 2PM – 5PM at the Bingo Hall on Monday August 11, 2014. Please bring $20.00 and a laundry basket to carry the groceries.

Gloria Cobb at 715-588-4281.

UW-Extension Wood County Cow Calf Meeting

Aug 19, 2014 5:15pm - 9pm

Tower Hill Farms, 6676 State Highway 13-34, Rudolph, WI 54475
A UW-Extension Beef Cow/Calf producer meeting is being offered August 19 in Wood County to producers of all sizes and the agriculture professionals who service their operations. The evening’s agenda will include a farm tour, meal, and speakers. Speaker topics will include preventing and managing Pinkeye, herd sire health and management, and vaccination protocols for your herd. A local topic will be keeping cattle safe on pasture. Attendees of the meeting will qualify for one continuing education credit for Beef Quality Assurance recertification. The meeting will be held at Tower Hill Farms, located at 6676 State Highway 13-34, Rudolph, WI 54475.

Registration fee is $10 if preregistered by August 8 or $15 at the door (or after pre-registration deadline). Registration brochure can be found at the web link (

Tower Hill Farms is a beef grazing operation that also shows steers at regional shows. Tower Hill Farms runs a mix of Hereford, Angus, and Simmental cattle. A unique aspect to this farm is the use of embryo transfer in their beef herd.

This beef cow/calf meeting is sponsored by the UW-Extension Beef and Livestock Teams. For more information please contact the Marquette County UW-Extension office at 608-297-3141.

Marquette County UW-Extension Office, 608-297-3141

School Night For Scouting

Sep 18, 2014 6pm - 8pm

All local Elementary Schools
Join Cub Scouts (boys grades 1-5) at your local elementary school on Thursday September 18th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Adam Freund, Samoset Council Field Director

OUT of the DARKNESS Wausau Community Walk for Suicide prevention

Sep 13, 2014 Registration 9am - 10am, Walk Starts 10am

The Big Kitchen at Marathon Park in Wausau
Registration from 9-10am Walk starts at 10am. Walk twice around the park. Goodie bags/door prizes.

Faye Bileddo 715-574-3428

YMCA Girls Night Out

Aug 8, 2014 6pm - 8pm

MARSHFIELD AREA YMCA 410 W McMillan St., Marshfield, WI 54449
The Marshfield Area YMCA is featuring a Girls Night Out at the Y for all girls grades 2-6 from 6:00-8:00 pm on Friday, August 8. At Girls Night Out, young women meet new friends, try new things, and discover who they are and who they want to be. Girls will build confidence while participating in different activities and discussing various topics. They will learn about peer relationships, healthy eating and will engage in physical activity such as dance, swimming, yoga and much more. Cost is $8 for a Y member; $12 for a non-member; and each additional sibling is $3. Please register by August 6.

For more information, contact Amanda Blaskowski, Youth & Family Director, at 715.387.4900 or

12th Annual Hot Tee Classic

Aug 11, 2014 Sign Up Begins 10am, Shot Gun Start 11:30am

This annual summer golf event features 18 holes of golf (4-person scramble) at the scenic Wausau Country Club, a private E.L. Packard-designed golf course surrounded by the beauty of pine trees and Lake Wausau.

Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. with shot gun start at 11:30 a.m. Following golf, there will be hors d'oeuvres, presentation of awards, and raffle winners will be announced.

Your registration includes cart, green fees, & lunch. There will also be the option to purchase a team mulligan and tee box on the day of the event - as well as a raffle featuring premier prizes (including tickets to a pre-season Packer-game!)

All contributions to this event benefit The Neighbors' Place programs serving people in need.
Register online:

Aidyn Laurynz

NTC Career Discovery Day

Aug 5, 2014 - Aug 7, 2014 10am - 7pm

Antigo, Medford & Wausau NTC Campuses
Northcentral Technical College (NTC) announces a series of day-long events at the Medford, Wausau and Antigo campuses. Career Discovery Day is designed to help prospective students find careers unique to their personalities and skills, apply and enroll in classes and learn about financial aid in a single stop.

Prospective students are encouraged to drop-in to any session during this casual, stress-free event from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
• Tuesday, August 5 – Medford Campus
• Wednesday, August 6 – Wausau Campus
• Thursday, August 7 – Antigo Campus

Career Coaches will be on-site to help future students customize a career path and begin their journey to life-long learning. Representatives from Student Services will also be available to help complete applications and answer questions on how credits earned at NTC transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

At the NTC Career Discovery Day, individuals will also be able to learn about financial aid, take the Accuplacer Test and explore Virtual College, which is NTC’s most flexible learning option.
Refreshments and snacks will be provided. All attendees are encouraged to enter to win prizes throughout the day.

To see a schedule of events for each location, go to

Kelsi Seubert, 715.803.1509,


Sep 6, 2014 - Sep 7, 2014 Pancake Breakfast 7am - 10pm, Exhibits/Vendors 9am - 5pm

Orv Schrader's Place 4265 HWY W, Wisconsin Rapids, 54495
See old tractors, Stationary engines, vintage machinery and other farm equipment, collector cars and trucks. Tools galore! There is a swap meet, demonstrations, Kids pedal Pull, Barrel Train rides, refreshments and food! Admission is by donation. Proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald House in Marshfield. Free parking.

Call Orv Schraeder at 715.887.4159 for more details.

23rd Annual Musky Memorial Classic

Sep 6, 2014 All Day

Pelican Lake-Rhinelander
The 23rd annual Kevin Worrall Memorial Musky Classic will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014, in memory of Kevin, who loved to fish. This tournament was a HUGE success last year in part to the sponsors, fishermen, and volunteers. There was an outstanding turn out with a total of 119 boats. The tournament netted $7,304 as a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House in Marshfield. This House provides temporary lodging for families of ill children using the Marshfield medical facilities.

For more details of how you can get involved in this fishing tournament, contact Sherri and Gary
Gerrits of Gerrits Lakeview on Pelican Lake-"Home of the Musky." Email: for more details and entry form.

Sandra Zygarlicke, House Director of Ronald McDonald House 803 W North St Marshfield, WI 54449

Free Movie "God's Not Dead"

Aug 7, 2014 ?

FOS Gym in downtown Owen
Free Movie "God's Not Dead" will be shown on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at the FOS Gym in downtown Owen. Refreshments will be served and a free-will offering taken to defray expenses. Any additional money will be given to a local charity.

Noel K. Barteck

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
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

Dorothy Raasch, 715-423-6589,

Komen Central WI Race for the Cure

Aug 10, 2014 Events Begin at 7am

Downtown Wausau
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series, the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world, raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.

Since its inception in 1983, the Komen Race for the Cure series has grown from one local Race with 800 participants to a global series of more than 120 Races with more than 1 million people participating in 2010.

The Komen Race for the Cure is a unique event, designed and implemented to promote positive awareness, education and early detection of breast cancer. It has proved to be an enormously effective way to reach many women and men with the message that breast cancer is not necessarily fatal if mammography and breast self-exam become routine. As well as being a road race for runners, the Komen Race for the Cure is an emotionally charged event that attracts many first timers and recreational runners. The Komen Race for the Cure is an opportunity for thousands of women, men and their families, running or walking, to spread the breast cancer message within their communities.

Every registration brings us closer to the cure. Whether you are a serious runner or a runner who want to celebrate the lives of men and women who are fighting breast cancer, young or older, you can register for the 2014 Komen Central Race for the Cure.

Marshfield Cranberry Century BIke Tour fundraiser

Sep 14, 2014 Bikers leave at 7am, 8am, 9am, 10am

NEW LOCATION: UW-Marshfield Fine Arts Building 2000 W 5th St Marshfield, WI 54449

Ronald McDonald House
Sandra Zygarlicke, Director
803 W North St
Marshfield, WI 54449

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

Vilas Historical Museum's Chicken Dinner

Aug 9, 2014 4pm - 6:30pm

Sayner Community Bldg & Pavilion Sayner WI
1/2 spit roasted chicken 2 sides, bread, dessert, raffles $10 Tickets are limited

Vilas Historical Museum 715-542-3388

2nd Annual Don Lintereur Memorial Run Presented by Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital

Aug 2, 2014 Begins at 8am

Nokomis Community Park, Tomahawk, WI
Don was a running icon in Tomahawk who inspired people of all ages to develop a love for running and living a healthy lifestyle. This run in his honor will carry on his passion for running and commitment to the field of education. Proceeds will go toward a scholarship fund established in his name.

Race Start Times: 1/2 - 8:00 am; 10K/5K - 9 am; 1 MILE - 10:00 am
Entry fees: 1/2 Marathon: $55; 5K Run/Walk & 10K: $35; 1 Mile Kid's Fun Run: $10

Online Reg Closes: July 31, 2014 at 11:59 PM

All Races will be professionally timed. 1/2 Marathon course USATF certified and 5K & 10K measured for accuracy by USATF.
Packet Pick-Up and In Person Registration will be on Friday, August 1st, from 6-8 pm at the Nokomis Town Hall, 2541 Lake Nokomis Road, Tomahawk, WI and from 6:00 - 8:00 am on Saturday, August 2nd at Nokomis Community Park.

All of the race courses are moderately flat. Water stations with Gatorade will be available on all courses.Refreshments will be available for all runners. Finisher Medals to everyone who completes the 1/2 marathon. Awards to the top overall male and female finisher for each race as well as awards for 1st thru 3rd place for each age division. Age Divisions (M-F)Under 14, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over

Shirley Derleth, Event Director, 715-453-4165,

Three Lakes Community Garden Open House

Aug 3, 2014 10:30am - 1pm

Railroad ST, Three Lakes, WI
Stop by before the Firemen's Picnic for information, gardening advice, snacks.
Reserve a garden spot for 2015.
Follow signs from the Three Lakes Winery.

Susan Bauer

2nd Annual Summer Stride 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk

Aug 16, 2014 9am

Merrill Area Recreation Complex, 1100 Marc Drive, Merrill, WI 54452
5K & 10K Fun Run/Walk beginning at the Merrill Area Recreation Complex and continuing through the beautiful Council Grounds State Park. Event is "chip timed" and benefits the Merrill Park Endowment Fund. Very scenic and shaded run. Online registration at

Dan Wendorf, 715-536-7313

Musky Jamboree Street Party

Aug 8, 2014 7pm - 10pm

Boulder Junction
7pm-10pm, with live music by Hip Pocket & fireworks. Located by Coontail Corner.

Contact: Boulder Junction Chamber, (715) 385-2400 or visit

Musky Fun Run

Aug 10, 2014 Registration 6am - 7:30am, Race Begins 7:30am

Boulder Junction
5K and 10K courses beginning at the Boulder Junction Baseball Park and winding through scenic, gently rolling asphalt surfaced roads, woodland and paved trails. Race begins at 7:30am. Kid’s Races (10 and under): 1K and 100-yard dash.

Contact: Boulder Junction Chamber, (715) 385-2400 or

58th Annual Musky Jamboree

Aug 10, 2014 9am - 4pm

Boulder Junction
Join us on Main Street from 9am-4pm for a car show, over 150 arts & crafts booths, food booths, kids casting contest, flea market, live entertainment and more.

Contact: Boulder Junction Chamber, (715) 385-2400 or

Boomtown Power Truck and Tractor Pulls

Aug 2, 2014 Registration Starts at 9am

201 East Green Street, Curtiss, Wisconsin

$5 at the gate. 12 and under get in free!
Curtiss Sno-chaser clubhouse and race track
Exit 127 off Hwy 29, go north on Hwy E and follow the signs
Food and refreshments on the grounds. No carry in’s.
Lions Club Charcoal Chicken
**Pedal Pull for all ages

**Antique tractor show-
All day- Judging at 5 pm.
Contact Mike 715-613-4229

**Antique tractor Pull
Register & weigh in at 9 am
Pull at 12 pm sharp
Cloverland rules
$15 entry fee
Info: Ron 715-223-6258

**Trucks & Tractors
100% payback
Register & weigh in at 3 pm
Pulls after antique tractors, approx. 5 pm
$25 entry
Tractors- 10 mph pace by speed board
Mike: 715-965-1960
Scott 715-613-2480

Truck classes-
2 Wheel drive
Stock 4x4
Street Diesel
Open Diesel
6200 lb Super Stock

Tractor classes-
Paced Classes:
5000 Non Turbo
Open Classes no pace:

Over $3500 in added prize money!
Bring your lawn chairs and watch in comfort!
Great family fun for everyone!!

Mike: 715-965-1960
Scott 715-613-2480

Lincoln County Fair

Aug 2, 2014 9am - 11:45pm

Lincoln County Fairgrounds off Hwy 64 Merrill, WI
Free Gate Admission! See US Army Orange County Chopper, Brunon Blaszak's Royal Bengal & Siberian Tigers 3 performances, plus Unlimited Rides Mr. Ed's Magical Midway with wristband Noon - 5pm! Outhouse Races at 6pm and Geoff Landon & Wolfpack at 7:30 in Pagels Entertainment Tent. Kids Pedal Tractor Pull 1pm, Rick Allen Magic & Ripple Effect alternate on Bone&Joint Center Stage; 4H Demonstrations, caricaturist David Fliss, DJ/ Karaoke Robert Woods, Butter carving, vendors, exhibits, food, fun.

Fair Office, 715-536-5212

United Way Community Fest

Sep 20, 2014 9:30am - 3pm

Marathon Park, Wausau
Second annual United Way Community Fest features free, family friendly activities including crafts and games, music, food vendors and the United We Can food sculpture competition. Bring a canned food item to vote for your favorite.

Sue Haupt, United Way of Marathon County

2nd Annual Pulled Pork in the Park

Sep 20, 2014 7pm - 11pm

Birnamwood Village Park, Birnamwood (behind Chet & Emil's)
Birnamwood Area Emergency Services Fundraiser
Pork sandwiches, beer and soda w/purchase of ticket $10
Children 10 & under free
Music by Raised Reckless, presented by Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg
Hamburgers, Brats, and Cheese Curds for sale.

Birnamwood Emergency Services 715-449-3131

2014 Mary Mile

Aug 2, 2014 9am Race Start, Registration Begins at 7am

Minocqua WI
August 2, 2014
The Mary Mile 2014
Where: Torpy Park
Minocqua Wisconsin

Time: Registration 7-8:30 am.
9am start for the mile and 5K.

Bus shuttle to start of mile. 5K starts at Torpy Park and runs down the Bearskin trail and back. Both races finish in the Torpy Park parking lot. Kid’s sprint at approximately 9:30.

Age group awards for the Mary Mile. Overall male and female winner receive a watch from Bassett Jewelers.

Age group awards in 5K.

Maureen Drewsen, 715-356-6774

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

7th Annual Manufacturing Advantage Conference

Oct 1, 2014 - Oct 2, 2014 Check Website for Times

UW-Stout - Memorial Student Center, 302 10th Ave. E., Menomonie, WI 54751
Program Details: This multiple day event provides a forum for manufacturers and industry experts to collaborate on the issues, opportunities and best practices in the market today and into the next generation. Participants will participate in a variety of learning experiences and exposed to resources in the areas of customer-focused innovation, workforce, process improvement, sustainability and global engagement.
This program is being hosted by University of Wisconsin-Stout’s Professional Education Programs & Services and Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center (SMOC).
Register today at:

Professional Education Programs and Services

Athens Fair

Aug 15, 2014 All Weekend, Parade Sunday at 1pm

Athens WI
Parade on Sunday August 17, starting at 1:00pm

Vicki Halopka, 715-607-0716

Athens Fair

Aug 14, 2014 All Day

Community Fair, No Charge, Horse shows on Thursday, Saturday night, and Sunday Morning, Dairy Show on Saturday, and Much more

Vicki Halopka, 715-607-0716

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

Altrusa's 35 Doll -Toy - Antique Show & Sale

Oct 11, 2014 10am - 3pm

St. Matthew's Gymnasium
Dolls - Toys- Antiques-Collectibles, 100 tables North Central Midwest Dealers- Raffle, Doll Repair, $4.00 Admission, Children Free, Food Court, Proceeds help support the Little Red Schoolhouse Program.

Bernie Corsten, 715-845-5124

Ice Cream Social

Aug 24, 2014 4pm - 7pm

Marathon Park, Next to Little Red School House
Altrusa's Fundraiser for the Little Red School House. Suggested donation $5.00 Children 5- under free. Tour, Sing-Along- Square dancing

Bernie Corsten - 715-845-5124

Jazz in the Gardens

Aug 17, 2014 4pm

Monk Gardens, Wausau, WI
Fischer Family Jazz is made of Geoffrey Fischer on bass, Lucas Fischer on drums, Amanda Fischer on reeds, and Michael Fischer on piano. The ensemble plays a wide variety of jazz music ranging from the energetic and Latin rhythms of Chick Corea and Michel Camillo to the familiar traditional swing music of Duke Ellington, and Count Basie. The afternoon will feature diverse styles to create a festive and fun atmosphere--a joyful, yet relaxed way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Geoffrey is a sophomore music and computer double-major at UWSP. Amanda is a senior and Lucas is a sophomore at Wausau West High School. Michael is a local pastor who has performed around the country with jazz and Gospel music groups. He has several solo recordings of his own and has recorded with a number of others, most recently on a Spring 2014 release by the ACME Jazz Company, a big band based in Minneapolis, MN.

Michael Fischer, 715-298-9558,

Wisconsin Rapids Car Show and Swap Meet

Aug 3, 2014 Registration 9am - Noon, Awards at 3pm

Grand Rapids Lions Club located on Riverview Expressway just east of 32nd Street South in Wisconsin Rapids
Car show, swap meet, car corral, craft sale, food and beverages, music by D.J. Brown Cruisin' Sounds

Nancy Klevene

Wisconsin Rapids Evening Benefit Car Cruise and Dance

Aug 2, 2014 Gates Open 3:30pm

Cruise leaves from Lincoln High School on 16th Street South in Wisconsin Rapids and Dance takes place at the Grand Rapids Lions Club on Riverview Expressway just east of 32nd Street South in Wisconsin Rapids
Benefit cruise cover charge is $10 per car which also includes parking and admission to see Road Trip Band at Grand Rapids Lions Club at the end of the scenic Cruise route

Nancy Klevene

"Haunted" Hodag Howl

Oct 25, 2014 6:30pm

Quality Inn, 668 W Kemp St. Rhinelander, WI 54501
Hodags on Parade feature Hodag sculptures beautifully painted by local artists. The next Hodags will be auctioned at the “Haunted” Hodag Howl on October 25, 2014. This full-filled event will be held at the Quality Inn beginning at 6:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to come in costume. There will be refreshments, raffles, games, music and dancing, as well as the Hodag auction.

Downtown Rhinelander, Inc

Frankie Ballard Benefit Concert

Aug 22, 2014 Gates Open 5:30pm

Witter Field Wisconsin Rapids
Country Music Star Frankie Ballard will perform a benefit concert to support the Boys & Girls Club of the Wisconsin Rapids Area on Friday August 22nd along with opening act Raised Reckless. Gates open at 5:30pm, Raised Reckless performs at 6:30pm and Frankie Ballard at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale through the Rapids Rafters ticket office at Witter Field. All proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Wisconsin Rapids.

Boys & Girls Club (715)424-2582


Aug 9, 2014 7:45am, Pilot Meeting 8am

Sunnyvale R/C Park, West of Wausau off 72nd Ave. at Manmade Lake.
WAUSAU R/C SPORTSMEN 50TH ANNIVERSARY FUN FLY. Food and refreshments during the event, pilot prize drawings all day, raffle scheduled at 2:30 PM.

Bob Weller-715-842-1755 or

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,

Pelican Lake Fire District Open House for New Firehouse Constructed

Aug 9, 2014 10am

New Firehouse is located 737 Wausau Street Pelican Lake Wi 54463 3 blocks east of Musky Mart BP Station
Pelican Lake Fire District serves the Towns of Enterprise and Schoepke in Oneida County and has finished the construction of a new firehouse. This event is open to the public. There will be food and refreshments served, Flight for Life will hopefully be there (approx 11:00 am) and the Fire Safety House will be on premise. We invite the communities to come and tour the firehouse that they built for their community.

Bob Vlies Treasurer Pelican Lake Fire District 715-478-7591 ( or
Wayne Sparks Fire Chief 715-487-5406 (

Community Blood Drive

Aug 8, 2014 8am - Noon

Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center
To schedule your donation appointment, please call Becky Gibson at 715-358-1478. Walk-ins are always welcome!

Becky Gibson

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)

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

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

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

(715) 344-3003

American Legion Auxiliary Smart Kids Event

Aug 17, 2014 Noon - 3pm

Pfiffner Building located in Pfiffner Park Stevens Point, WI
Featuring Nature Niche Rain Forest Program. This event will also include interactive booths from local organizations, door prizes and concessions. Get your passport and travel thru the Rain Forest with us!


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

Family Day in the Garden

Aug 9, 2014 11am - 2pm

East Towne Community Garden, 700 Block Jefferson St., Wausau
Join us for our annual Family Day in the Garden Celebration, presented by Wausau Urban Community Gardens and the East Towne Neighborhood Group.

Event is free for all! Activities include: face painting, scavenger hunt, live music, police car, fire truck, healthy snacks, games, crafts, and fun for the whole family!

Jenny Christl, 715-848-4884,

Meet the Author June Melby

Aug 6, 2014 ?

Beth Israel Synagogue, 1475 Water St.Stevens Point , WI
June Melby will speak on The History of Miniature Golf and share excerpts from her newly released book My Family and Other Hazards

Julie Richards

Run United 2 Mile, 5K and 10K race

May 2, 2015 9am

Riverside Athletic Club Merrill WI
500 South Center Avenue
Merrill, WI 54452
2 Mile Fun Walk/5K and 10K

Riverside Athletic Club

Bowler Bash

Aug 1, 2014 - Aug 2, 2014 Friday 7pm - 11pm, Saturday Begins at 1pm

Bowler Pond/Park Bowler, WI
Friday, August 1st
Singing with the Brownies Karaoke: 7-11PM

Saturday, August 2nd
Parade - 1PM
Kid's Games following the Parade
Gene Lettau & the 2nd Edition Band: 2-6PM
Bike Raffle @ 4PM (Kid's 12 & Under)
Cow/Horse Drop Bingo @ 4PM
Star Fire Family Show: 8-12
Huge Fireworks Display @ Dusk by Fireworks Country

Kerry Breitrick (715)793-4713

Author June Melby Speaks: The History of Miniature Golf

Aug 7, 2014 7pm

Beth Israel Synagogue, Stevens Point , WI
Ms Melby gives us all an example of how very popular miniature golf became in the early 20th century , even looking as though it would beat baseball as our pastime. She also grew up with a Tom Thumb miniature golf business as her family's income. Parking is free at the Synagogue, as is the event. Donations are welcome.

Julie Richards, Event Coordinator, sponsored by PORTAGE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

AA/AL-Anon Combo Retreat

Aug 1, 2014 - Aug 3, 2014 August 1-3

St. Anthony Spirituality Center, Marathon City, WI

Cheryl Mathis - Communication Coordinator
715-443-2236 x139

Kolten Cares Golf Event

Aug 23, 2014 2pm

Indianhead Golf Course
Registration begins at 2 P.M. Announcements and Rules at 3 P.M. Shotgun Start
$160 per 4-person team
Includes: 9 holes golf, cart and dinner
Barbecue dinner, awards and raffles to follow golf (about 5:30pm)
Come out just for dinner and raffles, only $10 per person!

Nikki Prahl, Foundation Assistant
Ministry Saint Clare's Hospital

Family Fun Fest

Aug 10, 2014 11am - 3pm

Clark County Health Care Center W4266 State Hwy. 29, Owen WI
Join us for our 5th Annual Family Fun Fest. Enjoy an afternoon of good food, live music, activities for the kids, bucket raffles and prizes.
Serving the famous Lublin Legion's charcoal-grilled chicken dinner from 11a-2p.
$8 for 1/2 chicken & $7 for 1/4 chicken
Music by Jerry Teclaw and Art Petke
Petting zoo and face painting for the kids
Bucket & 50/50 raffles plus many other great prizes!
Proceeds will be used to help further develop the CCHCC's Memorial Park. The park is intended for use by residents and visitors of the HCC and community members as well. This event will be held rain or shine. Hope to see you there!


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

Wausau Stroll For Epilepsy

Aug 16, 2014 10am - 1pm

Join individuals and families supporting epilepsy awareness in Central Wisconsin!

This one-mile stroll in Marathon Park is a great way to enjoy the outdoors while raising awareness of epilepsy, supporting individual services, and increasing community education and research in hopes of soon finding a cure.

The Epilepsy Foundation Heart of Wisconsin is a non-profit organization. Funds raised will be used locally to provide services and education to individuals with epilepsy and their families and offer seizure recognition and first aid training to the community.

Register a team or make a donation by visiting For more information please email us at

Dennis Perkins
(715) 341-5811

Old Boat Rally & Display

Aug 9, 2014 9am - 5pm

Rock Island Bar / Resort N2737 Hwy 107 Merrill, WI 54452
Old Boat Rally & Display For all types of boats 1975 and older. In the water and on land. Great chance to get out that out boat (Fiberglass, Wood, Aluminum, etc.) Motors and show them off. Any Boating related items. Hosted by Rock Island and the Central WI Retro Boat Club. $5 Entry fee, Door Prizes, Concessions, Raffles. All Proceeds to be donated to the Veterans Chapel at St. Francis in Merrill WI. Karaoke noon-5pm Live music at 7pm

Al 715-551-1796 or Russ 715-393-5551

14th Annual Rudolph Old Tractor Show

Aug 10, 2014 11am

Rudolph Community Park- Rudolph, WI
Old Tractor show featuring old tractors, machinery, hit & miss engines, and raffles. Food and beverages available on grounds. Threshing demo at 11:00 a.m.

David Repinski 715-423-8403

Marshfield Area Kennel Club Dog Show

Aug 16, 2014 - Aug 17, 2014 All Weekend

Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds 513 E. 17th St. Marshfield, WI
Marshfield Area Kennel Club Annual Conformation and Obedience Dog Show

Amy Blasel 715-678-2501

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

2014 IPMS/The Glue Crew Model Contest and Swap Meet

Nov 1, 2014 9am - 4pm

Howard Johnson Inn and Conference Center 2101 N. Mountain Road Wausau WI 54401
Model Contest and Swap Meet
Time: 9:00 ,A.M. until 4:00 P.M.
Entry Fee: Adults: $10.00 for the first 20 models, and $1.00 for each additional model. Juniors & Intermediates: $5.00 for all entries. Each entrant receives a raffle ticket
Other Activities: Large Raffle, Large swap meet on-site!
Open to the General Public!
Categories include:

•Open Junior (12 years & under)
•Open Intermediate (13-17 years)

Special awards for Best in Show, Most Innovative, and Glue Crew Traveling Trophy

The Glue Crew is a non-profit group, with all proceeds from this event going to Wausau area charities. Thanks to your participation over the years, the Crew has donated over $7,000 to deserving groups. We couldn’t do it without your support! Thank you!

Joseph Drew

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

Wild West Historic Pub Crawl

Aug 9, 2014 3pm - 8pm

Corner of Grand Avenue and Prospect St., Merrill, WI
A thirst-free adventure through Merrill's historic West Side. Proceeds benefit Merrill Historical Society. $20 per person includes discounts for crawlers at all locations, free guided historical Lost Taverns Walk. Start: Corner of Prospect and Grand in the park. Stops: Ballyhoos, Humphrey's Pub, Johnny T's, S & S Bar.
Advance tickets available at all participating taverns, Merrill Historical Society, Merrill Chamber of Commerce.

Merrill Historical Society, 715-536-5652

St. Mary's Annual Steak Dinner

Aug 17, 2014 11am - 1:30pm

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.

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

KIDS from Wisconsin

Aug 20, 2014 7pm

Edgar Auditorium Edgar WI
The KIDS from Wisconsin is a traveling group of some of the State's most talented young people. This is a must see event for music lovers.

Mark Lacke; 715-581-2508;

Run to Remember

Sep 20, 2014 10am

Nicolet College in Rhinelander, WI
The Nicolet College Foundation will hold the Second Annual Run to Remember and Family Fun Day Saturday, Sept 20th, to raise money for scholarships in honor of Kory Dahlvig, a Nicolet graduate and former Vilas County sheriff’s deputy who lost his life in an on-duty traffic accident.
The event on the Nicolet College Campus will feature a 5K run/walk with participants lining up at 9:45 a.m. and the race beginning at 10 a.m. The line-up for the half-mile children’s event will take place at 10:45 a.m. and start at 11 a.m. We will also have free family activities during and after the 5K.
Registration fee for the 5K is $25 before September 6th and $30 after that date. The children’s run/walk is free.

To register, contact the Nicolet College Foundation at (715) 365-4518 or go to

Rededication of the Taylor County Courthouse

Sep 6, 2014 9am - 3pm

Taylor County Courthouse Square, 224 South Second Street, Medford, WIsconsin 54451
"Celebrating 100 Years Under the Dome" 1914-2014 including Guided Tours; Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest; Township Tug of War; Court Trial Re-Enactment; Craft, Food & Produce Vendors; Quilt Show; Historic "The Year was 1914" Display; and more!

Sara Nuernberger (715) 748-1483 or
Marie Koerner (715) 748-1403

AIM for a CURE

Aug 2, 2014 - Aug 3, 2014 8am-4pm

Blackhawk Archers, Polonia
3D outdoor Archery shoot to benefit Cancer Research at the Marshfield Clinic

Laura Lauer

ABC Kids Consignment Sale!

Aug 14, 2014 - Aug 15, 2014 7am-7pm & 7am-5pm

Faith Christian Academy Gym 225 S. 28th Ave, Wausau, WI
Over 200 consignors selling quality baby, children, teen & maternity items! Clothing sizes 0-juniors plus toys, books movies & more! Consignors earn 75%

Angela 715-370-6946.

Disney’s Mulan JR

Aug 14, 2014 - Aug 16, 2014 Thursday & Friday 7:30pm, Sunday 2pm

UW-Marshfield/Wood County, Helen Connor Laird Theatre, 2000 West 5th Street, Marshfield, WI 54449
Travel back to the legendary ancient China with Disney’s Mulan JR, presented by UW-Marshfield/Wood County’s Continuing Education. Based on the Disney film, Mulan JR is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor, and the fighting spirit. Tickets: $10.

Box Office: 715-389-6534,

Cranberry Fest

Oct 4, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014 Saturday 9am - 4pm, Sunday 9am - 3pm

Vilas County Fairgrounds and Downtown Eagle River
Everything cranberry and more! From fresh cranberries, craisins, delicious foods, pastries, and warm autumn drinks to homemade goods, arts and crafts, clothing and music. This annual festival draws nearly 50,000 people. As a special bonus our significant area forest are usually at "peak color" during this ever-popular fall season event.

Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce, 800-359-6315

National Championship Musky Open

Aug 14, 2014 - Aug 17, 2014 Registration Opens at 5pm on August 14th

Headquarters located at the Vilas County Fairgrounds
The largest amateur Musky Tournament in existence. This extremely popular annual event draws anglers from all over the world. In 2013 a record number of 1,222 anglers participated. Prove your skill or just come along for the fun. This is a great family oriented tournament from the expert anglers to the little ones. Everyone is welcome to particpate

Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce. 800-359-6315

Paul Bunyan Fest

Aug 13, 2014 10am - 4pm

Downtown Eagle River
Enjoy this fun-filled day in downtown Eagle River as we celebrate our logging heritage. Huge street sale featuring some of Wisconsin's finest artisans. Logging era music, chain-saw carving and great food round out this festive event.

Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce. 800-359-6315.

10th Annual Port Edwards Fun Fest

Aug 8, 2014 - Aug 9, 2014 Friday & Saturday

Edwards - Alexander Park, 210 2nd Street, Port Edwards, WI
"Celebrating Unity in Our Community"

Free Admission - Free Parking - Free Kids Games - Cars, Tractors & Crafts

Event Proceeds to Help Benefit South Wood Emergency Pantry Shelf in Wisconsin Rapids

- Car & Motorcycle Cruise, Edwards Avenue, $10. day of the cruise or pre-register for $5.
Stage: 3pm - 6pm, Cruise leaves at 6pm

- Fun Run 5K & Kids Run Starts at 5:30pm

- FREE Ice Cream & Pie Social at United Methodist Church
5:30pm - 8pm & continues after the cruise

- Live Music Begins at 6:15pm
Food & Refreshments Available from PE Lions Club

- Craft Show 9am - 4pm. This is a juried show including unique hand made items. $20. booth charge per vendor.

- Tractor Show 9am - 4pm Antique Tractors, Engines, Exhibits, etc. First 20 participants receive a $10. gas card.

- Car & Motorcycle Show Rain or Shine
$10 day of the show or cruise, $5 pre-registration
8am presentation at 3:15pm, 23 classes with 1st - 3rd place trophies

- Marshall Buehler's Historical Trivia Contest

- Family Activities Including Free Kids Games & Free Swimming

- Raffle / Drawings at 3pm

- Therapeutic Horseback Riding Demo by Jeremiah's Crossing Early Afternoon