Selected Community Events
A Benefit for Jesse and Alex Matushak
Dec 14, 2013 4pm
On November 3rd the Hazlehurst home of Jesse Matushak and his 7 year old son Alex was destroyed in a fire. Without insurance, this means the total loss of everything they owned. The community has already sprung to action, giving the family crucial assistance in this challenging time such as clothing and a temporary place to live, but in order to help put the pieces back together friends of the Matushak family have organized a benefit concert and spaghetti feed.
Island City Lanes in Minocqua will host the benefit, which will begin with an 8 pin bowling tournament with pay outs for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. One begins at 12pm, another at 2pm, $10 per person. RSVP to Island City Lanes to join, 715-356-7779. A spaghetti dinner begins at 4pm. A $10 suggested donation for adults and a $5 suggested donation for children is greatly appreciated. The event continues with fundraising baskets donated by local businesses, for which drawings are at 8pm (need not be present to win), and silent auctions ending at 8pm. Live music by Cougar Bait and Kyle Mertz starts at 9pm. The party will go all night, with drink specials throughout the event. Monetary donations are being collected at all US Banks and can be made to the Jesse Matushak Fund.
Event Facebook page: tinyurl.com/matushak
Carrie Spencer, Organizer, 715-892-3804, carrie.spencer01@Gmail.com
CJ Spencer, Cougar Bait, 715-892-0348, firstname.lastname@example.org
9th Grade Washington DC Trip Spaghetti Dinner
Dec 14, 2013 4:30pm - 7pm
Moose Family Center, 1025 2nd St N. Stevens Point
Spaghetti Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7 pm. We will also have a 50/50 Raffle and Basket Raffles. All proceeds will go to help with expenses for the 9th graders from PJ Jacobs Jr. High to go to Washington DC in March.
Jane Gavin (715) 341-7423
Raising the Woof
Dec 8, 2013 Noon - 3pm
Rose Bowl Lanes, Marshfield, WI
"Raising the Woof" at Rose Bowl Lanes:
Bowling Party Fundraiser for Homeless Animals
Sunday, Dec 8 • 12pm - 3pm
We still need groups to bowl and LANE SPONSORS. Deadline for early registration is 11/24. Space is limited, so sign up early. More information and registration form for this event can be found on our website: http://www.marshfieldpetshelter.org/events
2013 Thanksmas Holiday Food Drive
Nov 19, 2013 - Dec 7, 2013 Daily through December 7
3073 Port Road, Wisconsin Rapids with drop-off sites in Wausau, Merrill, Appleton, Shiocton, Wisconsin Rapids, Port Edwards and Minocqua
Rapid Search and Rescue has decided to give back for the holidays by doing a food drive.
Donate Now Through December 7
We are challenging you to donate non-perishable food items/canned goods OR
Make a monetary donation to purchase turkeys, chickens, eggs and other perishables.
Pam @ 715-213-9610
7th Annual Pedal it Forward
Mar 2, 2014 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Woodson YMCA 707 Third St., Wausau
Sunday, March 3, 2013 at the Wausau Branch, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Pedal It Forward is a 3-hour indoor cycling ride that supports our Community Partners Campaign. Riders raise funds by getting pledges to support their ride.
We truly need your help in providing program support and financial assistance to families who need it in our community. This is a great opportunity to use our physical abilities to help others. A child's chance to participate in sports, camps or even belong to an organization such as the YMCA can have a profound impact on their development physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually, all of which can lead to astonishing changes in them, noticeable in school and in their personal relationships. We can make a difference in a young person's life while making a difference in our own. Through the YMCA Community Partners Campaign, your contribution helps ensure that no one is denied a chance to participate because of inability to pay.
Melissa Matteson, 715-845-2177, Ext. 130
Raising the Woof Bowling Party
Dec 8, 2013 11am - 3pm
Rose Bowl Lanes, 1600 N. Central Ave., Marshfield
Bowling fundraiser for Marshfield Area Pet Shelter.
$50 for 6 bowlers before 11/24, $60 after 11/24. Includes 3 games of bowling and shoes.
Raffles and prizes, including a chance to win a 46" HDTV!
Visit Rose Bowl Lanes or www.marshfieldpetshelter.org/events to get a registration form.
Rose Bowl Lanes: 715-387-1114
Dec 7, 2013 9am - 4pm
Steve's Rental and Service (940 Huntington Ave Wis. Rapids)
Christmas Bazaar to benefit South Wood County Humane Society
Saturday, December 7 9AM—4PM
Steve's Rental and Service, 940 Huntington Ave (across from Tom's Paint)
Delicious baked goods, trees & trimmings, holiday decorations & crafts, costume jewelry, pet apparel, treats, SWCHS apparel & so much more!
Would you like to donate items for this year’s Bazaar? Please contact the Humane Society. Donations are tax-deductible and a tax receipt can be provided.
A special thank you to this year’s sponsors: Dog Star Resort, Keith Wilkes - First Weber Group, Happy Paws Pet Grooming, Steve's Rental and Service, Wisconsin Rapids City Times and Golden Sands Speedway.
For more information please contact South Wood County
Humane Society by phone 715-423-0505 or email email@example.com
Bridget Chariton, 715-423-0505, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancer Benefit for Eric Hamm
Dec 7, 2013 2pm - ?
The Thirsty Squirrel 907 E. 3rd St. Owen, WI 54460
Eric, a volunteer firefighter for the Owen-Withee Fire Department, had been battling brain cancer since 2008. Eric has donated countless hours to his community. Help us help him and his family in this difficult time. There will be great food, a silent auction, bucket raffles, and a DJ. All money raised will help the family with rising medical costs.
Angela Petke 715-613-2243
Valentine's Weekend "Sweetheart Dance"
Feb 14, 2014 - Feb 15, 2014 Friday Night & All Day Saturday
The Plaza Hotel and Suites 201 N. 17th Avenue, Wausau, WI
Polka dance Friday night and all day Saturday starting at noon; proceeds will go to benefit nonprofit organization Women Empowered so they can continue to hold day long safety events for women in light of the recent kidnapping attempts, date rape drug victims, etc.
Theresa Napiwocki 715-572-9405
Can buy tickets in advance with any debit/credit card and have tickets waiting at the door for you.
Handmade Holidays Craft Fair
Dec 14, 2013 9am - 3pm
Greenheck Fieldhouse; 6300 Alderson Street, Schofield, WI 54476
Local artisans crafting their designs with you in mind, your purchases at our craft show will be personal, unique, and something "different" from anything you could buy at a large shopping mall with stores you can find anywhere! This craft show is right in time for the holidays and will include a booth for families to receive a FREE family photo (on a first-come first-served basis) on the day of the event! A portion of this year's proceeds will be going directly to provide a way for an orphan in Eastern Europe who desperately wants to visit America and spend time living in a "family" for the first time in his life! We are excited about this event and the great vendors that will be offering their great products to the Wausau area!
Rib Mountain School Fall Bazaar
Nov 23, 2013 8:30am - 3:00 pm
Rib Mountain School Wausau, WI
An annual Rib Mountain School fundraiser with 40+ vendors.
Fundraiser is to raise money for school activities and supplies. Vendors include: Pampered Chef, L'BRI, Book R Fun, Tastefully Simple, PartyLite, Gold Canyon Candles, 31 bags and many more.
Chrystal Ruiz 715-218-6608
903 E. 2nd St. Merrill, WI 54452- St. Stephen's Church
Enjoy a decorated Christmas tree tour filled with magic and wonder at the 7th annual O’Tannenbaum Tour! Come share in the fun with raffles for trees, gift baskets, and wreaths; drawings held at 3:15 pm on Sunday. Cost: Adults- $3; Children 6 to 12-$1. All proceeds will toward Lincoln County 4-H and Community programs. For more information, call Sue Kunkel at 536-3209 after 5pm. When: December 7th and 8th 2013
Sue Kunkel 715-536-3209
Recycled Building Materials Facility
Jan 12, 2013 - Dec 31, 2014 Open Saturdays 9am - 1pm
500 South 38th Avenue, Wausau
Items available for purchase include: New and gently used building materials, sinks, doors, flooring, windows, cabinetry, furniture, appliances, modern and antique lighting & much more!
E-cycling now available through HFH of Wausau.
All Proceeds help fund Habitat for Humanity of Wausau's mission to build homes for local qualified families to purchase.