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Minocqua First Responder pancake Breakfast (Minocqua)
May 14, 2013 - May 25, 2025
8 am - 12 noon
Bo Di Lac Fire Station Minocqua, WI


Minocqua First Responders are hosting a pancake breakfast. Saturday, May 25 2013 8:00 am-12 noon. Bo Di Lac Fire Station Admission: $7.00 Children 6 and under:$2.00 Breakfast includes: Eggs, Sausage, & all you care to eat Pancakes served with a beverage. All proceeds benefit the Minocqua First Responders. Any questions, Please call Don Bratcher: 715-892-4318

Lakeland Barbershop Chorus (Woodruff)
March 25, 2014 - December 26, 2017
7:00pm - 9:30pm
412 Balsam Rd. Woodruff, WI
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The Lakeland Barbershop Chorus rehearses every Tuesday from 7-9:30 at the Lakeland Senior Center, 412 Balsam Rd., Woodruff, WI. We are a male a cappella barbershop chorus. If you like to sing, please visit us. We have members from communities all around the Northwoods  we may be able to find you a car pool! Call Dick Lemenski at (715) 356-7609.

Let’s Go Fishing Northwoods Set to Launch Second Season (Rhinelander)
June 2, 2014 - September 30, 2014
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Let’s Go Fishing Northwoods Set to Launch Second Season
 
 
After months of fundraising the Let’s Go Fishing (LGF) Northwoods Chapter Board of Directors is pleased to announce the launch of its second season. Let’s Go Fishing is a Northwoods program that enriches the lives of people age 55 and older, handicap, Veterans, children and hospice patients through free fishing and boating excursions that strengthen communities, build relationships and create memories. 
 
Chrissy Peterson, LGF Chapter President said, “We are all very excited to once again offer this outstanding program to Rhinelander for its second season. “We could not have done it without the dedication and commitment of our planning committee and community businesses. I can’t wait to get our first group of passengers out on the water!”
 
The Let’s Go Fishing Board of Directors would like to thank the many businesses that supported the organization its first year. Wisconsin/Oneida County Tavern League, Wisconsin Public Service, Hodag Honda, Shoeder’s RV & Marine, Fisher’s Resort, Rusty Nail, Rhinelander Chamber, Gillespie Convenience Stores, Ripco Credit Union, BMO Harris Bank, People’s State Bank, Rhinelander GM & Toyota, City of Rhinelander, Oneida County Senior Center, Rhinelander Cellcom and Press Express. Without the support from many area businesses LGF’s second season would not be possible.
 
Want to get involved? If you are interested in becoming a Captain or First Mate there is a scheduled training Thursday, May 22 at 1:00 p.m. at the Boom Lake Pavilion rain date scheduled for May 29.
 
Let’s Go Fishing Northwoods will be scheduling free fishing and boating excursions beginning June 2, 2014, Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. until Labor Day (weather permitting). All the equipment is provided. The excursions are led by trained volunteers.
 
To schedule an excursion or if you are interested in volunteering you may contact Stephanie Schroeder of Let’s Go Fishing Northwoods Chapter at 715.419.LGFN.   
 
For additional information about LGF, visit www.lgfws.com.
Men's Fall Retreat (lake Ellen Camp)
September 19, 2014 - September 21, 2014
6pm on Friday - 10am on Sunday
Lake Ellen Camp
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Lake Ellen Camp invites men of all ages to our Mens Fall Retreat. Karl Kramer, from Community Church in Oshkosh, will be speaking to us. Come relax, fellowship with others, and enjoy learning more about God in the serenity of Lake Ellens beautiful setting. For more information call 906-542-3529 or visit www.lakeellencamp.org.

Oneida County Humane Society "Jog for the Dogs" 5K (Minocqua)
September 20, 2014
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
10295 Hwy 70 West Minocqua, WI 54548
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The Oneida County Humane Society is hosting a "Jog for the Dogs 5K" on Saturday, September 20th, 2014 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Minocqua Park on Highway 70 West. Check out the event website for info! http://www.jogforthedogs.com/ The early registration fee is $30. This event will be a fun run where all humans may run (or walk!) with their best friends. Dogs are encouraged, and will be awarded prizes to top finishers in each weight class. Please be sure to come out for a fun run and great cause!

Nicolet College Foundation Run to Remember Family Fun Day (Rhinelander)
September 20, 2014 - September 20, 2014
09:45am - 12:00pm
Nicolet College, Rhinelander
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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. The 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 active.com.

Stained Glass Ornaments
September 20, 2014 - September 20, 2014
1pm - 4pm
Wisconsin Concrete Park N8236 South Hwy. 13
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Jeanne Leland returns to the Fred Smith Studio once again to share her expertise in picassiette, the art of creating mosaics with pieces of dishes, this time with stained glass shards on clear glass. Using patterns or their own creativity, workshop participants will nip small pieces of stained glass for gluing onto a clear glass disk which has been hole-punched for hanging on a tree or in a window. Instructions and materials for grouting at a later date will be given. Registration & a nominal $3 fee required.

55th Annual Colorama Dinner (Boulder Junction)
September 20, 2014 - September 20, 2014
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Camp Manitowish-YMCA, Boulder Junction
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Boulder Junction Community Foundation's Colorama Dinner. Baked chicken, wild game stew and all the fixings served family style.Door prizes.Doors open at 5:15PM, dinner at 6:00PM sharp. Held at historic Nash Lodge at Camp Manito-wish YMCA on Cty. Hwy. "K", Boulder Junction. Adults $16.00. Children 12 and under $8.00. Tickets available at the Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce 715-385-2400

Forest County Childhood Immunization Clinic (Crandon)
September 24, 2014 - September 24, 2014
01:30 pm - 04:00 pm
Forest County Health Department, Crandon Courthouse
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Immunizations are FREE to those that qualify. Please contact us with questions on qualifications or to schedule an appointment (715-478-3371).

Video discussion series (Rhinelannder)
September 24, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
135 East Larch Street, Rhinelander, Wi.
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Learn about the most radical Christian of all time and why he happened when he happened. Sound interesting? Participate in a free and open video series, "First Light: Jesus and the Kingdom", featuring two famous Biblical history scholars - John Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg. Learn and discuss details about the culture, the dramatic history and the compelling political events surrounding Jesus' time. The first six of a twelve-session series will start on September 24th, 7:00 p.m. For further information and to make a reservation, contact the Church office at 715-365-1535 or rhiucc(at)newnorth(dot)net. Whoever you are, and wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.

First Light: Jesus and the Kingdom - free and open video series (Rhinelander)
September 24, 2014 - September 24, 2014
7:00pm
Rhinelander First Congregational United Church of Christ
135 East Larch Street
Rhinelander. WI 54501


Learn about the most radical Christian of all time and why he happened when he happened. Sound interesting? Participate in a free and open video series, "First Light: Jesus and the Kingdom", featuring two famous Biblical history scholars - John Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg. Learn and discuss details about the culture, the dramatic history and the compelling political events surrounding Jesus' time. The first six of a twelve-session series will start on September 24th, 7:00 p.m., at the Rhinelander First Congregational United Church of Christ, 135 East Larch Street. For further information and to make a reservation, contact the Church office at 715-365-1535 or rhiucc(at)newnorth(dot)net. Whoever you are, and wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.

Beef - A - Rama (Minocqua)
September 27, 2014 - September 27, 2014
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Downtown Minocqua
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This outlandishly fun, world-renowned Northwoods event is in its 50th year. Oneida Street will be turned into a pedestrian mall for the day with over 50 businesses cooking roasts on the street. Torpy Park, on the edge of downtown Minocqua, will be bustling with artisans and crafters, children's games, and live music. At 2:15 p.m. the famous Parade of Beef begins with roasters proudly wheeling and carrying their roasts down the street to Torpy Park. Live music acts including Usual Suspects and Hip Pocket will round out the day's festivities. For a complete schedule of Beef-A-Rama activities and more information please go to www.beef-a-rama.com.

Autumn Fest in The Gardens (Wausau)
September 27, 2014 - September 27, 2014
11 am - 3 pm
Wausau
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Autumn Fest in The Gardens will be Saturday, Sept 27, from 11 am to 3 pm at Robert W. Monk Gardens. Admission is $1 per person and will be held rain or shine. There will be many activities available to the kids including: One of those big parachutes donated by DPI, letterboxing, face painting, Math in the Garden, Fall bingo, a professional story teller(Joni Hahn), a free soccer sized pumpkin for each child (sponsored by the Noon Optimists - limit 600), a photo opportunity, pumpkin decorating, garden tours, food (sponsored by Altrusa) and refreshments (sponsored by Coke) available for purchase as well as a fall themed bake sale (pumpkin, apple, cranberry etc) for purchase (sponsored by Benedictine Living Community). Robert W. Monk Botanical Gardens, 1800 N. 1st Avenue, Wausau

Phillips 21st year Annual Fall Harvest Festival (Phillips)
September 27, 2014 - September 27, 2014
9:00am
Phillips


Phillips will celebrate its 21st year of hosting the upcoming fall season with its Annual Fall Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 27th, 2014
Fall is upon us can you Taste it?  Join us for our “Taste Of Fall” celebration--From the northern tip of the city to the southernmost businesses, visitors will be welcomed with special sales, Art and Craft Fair and Farmers Markets as well as Live Music! Stroll through downtown Phillips where area non-profit groups will be selling delicious fall treats. Artists and crafters will cover the Price County Courthouse lawn from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with an array of hand-crafted items as live music by “The Elk River String Band” and the band “Reunited” will fills the streets from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Businesses in the surrounding area will also be hosting special sales and promotions, so be sure to stop in and visit.
The Phillips Farmers’ Market will be on hand with fresh produce and other items, and the Chamber of Commerce will again be selling craisins (regular, orange-flavored, Strawberry and Cherry-flavored), locally-grown cranberries and cranberry cookbooks.  
Phillips’ businesses will once again showcase their creativity by displaying their entries in the annual Scarecrow Decorating Contest. Festival goers will be amazed – and amused – by the variety of scarecrows that will greet them as visit the area’s wonderful shops, stores and markets.
A special pumpkin-decorating party for kids will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Lionite/Elk Lake Park pavilion. 
Take a drive Enjoy the Leaves at their Peak Fall Colors-come and see us!!!
The Fall Harvest Festival is sponsored each year by the Phillips Area Chamber of Commerce. 
Cranberry Marsh and Winery Tours Available – Reserve your spot now (Eagle River)
October 2, 2014 - October 5, 2014
Eagle River Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center
201 N. Railroad St.
Eagle River, WI


Cranberry Marsh and Winery Tours Available – Reserve your spot now.  Join us for a tour of a cranberry marsh and the Three Lakes Winery - famous for their Cranberry Wines.  Reservations are requested and tours leave from the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center located at 201 N. Railroad St. in Eagle River, WI  starting Thursday, October 2nd and go through Sunday, October 5th. Tours are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under.  Children 3 and under are Free if they sit on an adult’s lap.  To learn more about scheduled tour times and to make your reservation, call the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center at 1-800-359-6315 or     1-715-479-6400.
 
For a complete schedule of activities and for more information about the 35th Annual Cranberry Fest, contact the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center at 1-800-359-6315 or
1-715-479-6400 and ask for the Cranberry Country Crier or the Ministry Health 2014 Berry Bog Bike and 5K Jog brochure.

35th Annual Cranberry Fest - October 4th & 5th, 2014 (Eagle River)
October 4, 2014 - October 5, 2014
9:00am
Vilas County Fairgrounds
Eagle River, WI


35th Annual Cranberry Fest - October 4th & 5th, 2014        
Vilas County Fairgrounds
Eagle River, Wisconsin
 
CRANBERRIES! CRANBERRIES! CRANBERRIES!!
 
The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center invites you to join us for the celebration of the 35th Annual Cranberry Fest - a fun filled family event for all ages with lots of activities to enjoy.  Festival Grounds are open from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday, October 4th and 9:00am – 3:00pm on Sunday, October 5th, 2014.  A free shuttle bus will be available on Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm to take you throughout Eagle River to all the different activities.  Shuttle busses run approximately every 20-30 minutes. 
 
Activities include:
·        The availability of Fresh Premium, High Quality, Hand Sorted, Select Cranberries and CraisinsTM for you to purchase and take home to create your own wonderful cranberry flavored foods.  (On sale next to the Holiday Gas Station at the corner of Railroad St. and Hwy 70, at the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors center – 201 N. Railroad, at the Vilas County Fairgrounds – Hwy 70W, and in downtown Eagle River.)
·        Tasting Wisconsin's No. 1 fruit crop – cranberries - made into an array of delicious food and drink items such as juice, soda, beer, meatballs, fritters, pies, breads, chutney and more. 
·        Pancake breakfast – served on festival grounds in the large food tent from 7-10am.  Come start your day with your choice of regular or cranberry pancakes, pork sausage and a drink.
·        Support the Make-A-Wish Foundation by trying a slice of the World's Largest Cranberry Cheesecake - over 100 feet in length. All proceeds will assist in granting wishes for children who have life threatening illnesses in our area.
·        The Ministry Health Care 2014 Berry Bog Bike and 5K Jog - a fitness bike ride,  walk and run.  For more information on how to participate in the Berry Bog Bike and 5K Jog, call the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center for a registration form at 1-800-359-6315 or 1-715-479-6400.
·        Join us for a tour of a cranberry marsh and the Three Lakes Winery - famous for their Cranberry Wines.  Reservations are requested and tours leave from the Eagle Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center at 201 N. Railroad St. in Eagle River starting Thursday, October 2nd and go through Sunday, October 5th . Tours are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under.  To learn more about scheduled tour times and to make your reservation call the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center at 1-800-359-6315 or 1-715-479-6400.
·        Cranberry Fest features over 300 arts and crafts vendors who will be showcasing home-created items made by the sellers themselves and what a variety of items they have.  There is something for everyone.
 
After visiting the festivities on the festival grounds don’t forget to enjoy all the activities located in downtown Eagle River.
·        Activities Downtown (Saturday only) include: book fair at the Olson Memorial Library, an antique market, farmers market, fresh cranberry and craisin sales, Lake Country Weaver and Fiber Artists show and sale, hot food and beverages, musical entertainment, and a luncheon at the First Congregational Church. 
 
Also, please note that Pets are NOT ALLOWED at the Vilas County Fairgrounds.  Please leave your pets at home - not only for the safety of the public, but most of all for the safety of your pet. Thank you.
 
For a complete schedule of activities and for more information contact the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center at 1-800-359-6315 or 1-715-479-6400 and ask for the Cranberry Country Crier, Marsh and Winery Tour information or the Ministry Health Care 2014 Berry Bog Bike and 5K Jog brochure.
FOOD FOR KIDZ IN (MINOCQUA)
October 18, 2014 - October 18, 2014
8:00am
Lakeland Union High School
Minocqua


 
FOOD FOR KIDZ IN MINOCQUA
For the seventh year in a row, volunteers from the Lakeland area and surrounding communities will team up with non-profit organization “Food for Kidz” to help reduce world hunger. This event will take place on Saturday, October 18 at Lakeland Union High School in Minocqua.
 
Food for Kidz, a program of feeding children internationally, is an opportunity to serve others by packaging high protein, low cost meals which are then sent to those who need them. Many of those who receive these meals eat just one meal a day. The mission of Food for Kids is to significantly reduce the number of hungry children in the USA and feed God’s starving children throughout the world. Our goal this year is to package 150,000 meals in just four hours. To accomplish this, 600 volunteers are needed. There will be two shifts on Saturday morning. The first shift is 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and the second is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. People of all ages are needed from elementary age children, youth, young adults, the elderly and families and anyone who has a heart ready to help others. Getting involved is easy. Look for volunteer sign-up sheets at many area churches, the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce, MHLT, AV-W and LUHS schools.
 
Donations are also needed to pay for the food. Each meal costs 15 cents, but 150,000 meals will cost
$22,500. A donation of $32.40 will buy a box of food that will make 216 meals, but donations of any amount will be greatly appreciated. Make your check payable to Food for Kidz and send it to John Breiten, 1061 Keppler Road, Winchester, WI 54557.
 
For more information call John or Susie Breiten 715-686-7570
Pinch Pots and Alternative Clay Firings 1 (Phillips)
October 18, 2014 - October 18, 2014
10am - 3pm
Wisconsin Concrete Park N8236 South Hwy. 13 Phillips, WI 54555
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In this first of two ceramic workshops, potter John Langer returns to the park to share more advanced techniques in creating ultra-smooth surfaces and textures on hand worked clay pieces. Registration & a $50 fee are required for this 2-workshop series.

Pinch Pots and Alternative Clay Firings 2 (Phillips)
November 1, 2014 - November 1, 2014
9am - 4pm
Wisconsin Concrete Park N8236 South Hwy. 13 Phillips, WI 54555
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In the second of two workshops in this clay series, attendees will experience two exciting ways to kiln fire pottery outdoors, each creating different dramatic glazing effects. With students help, John Langer will load a steel barrel with bisque pieces created in October along with various other materials and set it on fire. While this pit firing is burning, John will demonstrate a raku firing, also outdoors. There will be a pot luck lunch to enjoy in between the firings on this late fall day. Registration and a $50 fee are required for this 2-workshop series.

Holiday Evergreen Decorating (Phillips)
November 15, 2014 - November 15, 2014
1pm - 4pm
Wisconsin Concrete Park N8236 South Hwy. 13 Phillips, WI 54555
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Learn how to make & decorate a fresh holiday evergreen wreath as well as trying your hand creating an evergreen swag. Wreath or swag packages with all necessary greenery & decorative supplies are available for $10. Make some great gifts this holiday season. Registration required.

Lugerville School Pie Auction & Raffle (Phillips)
November 22, 2014
8 pm
Crane Chase Tavern, N10105 County Road F, Phillips, WI 54555


Delicious pies will be up for auction followed by raffle drawings for guns, flat-screen TV and various other items. Everyone is welcome to attend and bid on the pie of their choosing or participate in raffle drawings. Members of Save the Lugerville School group and the area community donate pies for the auction. All proceeds earned go directly back into maintaining the Lugerville School/Community Center building.

Barn Quilts (Phillips)
December 6, 2014 - December 6, 2014
1pm - 4pm
Wisconsin Concrete Park N8236 South Hwy. 13 Phillips, WI 54555
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Join Jeanie Heizler, life-long fabric quilter and owner of Custom Outdoor Covers, for an afternoon of learning the tradition of making and displaying barn quilts. Then create a mini-sized version of a quilt for your home or mailbox. Patterns and supplies are provided. Barn quilts make great holiday gifts as well! Registration & a $6 fee required. Space is limited.

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