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Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events
Start DateEnd DateEvent Description
5-21-20149-24-2014WaWui Bingo
Wednesdays, 7 p.m. games, doors open 5:30 p.m., SARA Park Activity Center, 900 W. Somo Ave. All welcome, including supervised minors.
9-15-20149-23-2014Government Meetings
Monday, Sept. 15 – Half Moon Lake Commissioners Meeting, 6:30 p.m., N11152 County Road U. Agenda includes: treasurer’s report; Hein parcel gift study; grant report and survey to members; fish report; water quality report; Onterra LLC grant time sheet collection; annual meeting and social, June 13, 2015; concerns of board.

Monday, Sept. 15 – Merrill Area Public Schools Annual Meeting and Budget Hearing, 7 p.m., Merrill High School auditorium.

Tuesday, Sept. 16 – Lincoln County Board of Supervisors, 6 p.m., William Buedingen Training Center, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: Jeff Hetfeld resignation from personnel committee; election for personnel committee vacancy; service recognitions: 10 years -Trude Pophal, social services department, 15 years - Donna Ward, Pine Crest Nursing Home, 20 years - Tony Borelli highway department; resolutions (direct review, simplification of zoning regulations; farmland preservation planning grant; memorandum of agreement with DNR to participate in Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Land Acquisition Grant Program; approve using up to $40,000 of Pine Crest Nursing Home fund net position to fund building assessment, financial, marketing study and clinical consultation for Pine Crest Nursing Home; capital improvement project request not to exceed $40,000 for replacement of two land services vehicles; conveyance of real estate; filling new positions in highway department – mechanic, highway worker; ordinances (amend general code as result of rezoning petition submitted Gary Loesel for property, town of Schley; amend general code all-terrain vehicle routes).

Tuesday, Sept. 16 – Oneida County Long Term Support Committee, 10 a.m., Courthouse, Rhinelander. Agenda includes: 2014 COP update, variance reports; adults, elders referral report; MAPC report; increase COPW/CIPII allocation in CBRF’s from 30 to 35%; Bethesda Lutheran Services.

Tuesday, Sept. 16 – Merrill Area Public Schools Health Insurance Advisory Committee, 3:30 p.m., administration building, Merrill. Agenda includes: year-end review 2013-14 plan year; wellness program updates.

Tuesday, Sept. 16 – School District of Tomahawk Curriculum and Assessments Committee, 5 p.m., HS Library, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: establish group norms for committee work; approval of trips; youth options/CNA update; mental health presentation; review state/district testing 2013-14 data; priority plans of work for superintendent, pupil services/SPED, director of curriculum and instruction.

Tuesday, Sept. 16 – City of Merrill Common Council Special Meeting, 7 p.m., City Hall, Merrill. Agenda includes: redevelopment authority; consider funding for asbestos abatement related to 201 S. Prospect St. project.

Wednesday, Sept. 17 – Oneida County Administration Committee, 9 a.m., Courthouse, Rhinelander. Agenda includes: county risk manager’s recommendations concerning insurance requirements in various contracts (a. Lynne 2014 non-metallic mining contract; b. 2014 snowmobile license agreement: Meteor Timber, LLC; c. ADRC of the Northwoods Charter access; d. Pauly Jail Building Company proposal; e. AVI contract); 2015 budgets; Information Technology Services: UW phone capital improvement request, Citrix VDI-in-a-Box capital improvement request, I-pads/tablets for county board supervisors; select capital improvement program committee; capital improvement/program management program project listing; resolutions re: administrator/county board size; budget process overview.

Wednesday, Sept. 17 – Oneida County Planning and Development, Courthouse, Rhinelander. Agenda includes: 12:30 p.m., closed session (a. weekly rental, District 2, single family, town of Newbold; b. failure to comply with permit conditions of CUP, town of Minocqua; c. approve closed session minutes); open session; 1:30 p.m., regular meeting, boathouse, pier survey; Michael S. Bauer sign concerns related to his business, 8714-24 Hwy. 47, town of Minocqua; 2 p.m., public hearing (ordinance amendment, domesticated horses).

Wednesday, Sept. 17 – T.B. Scott Free Library Board of Trustees, 4 p.m., Library, Merrill. Agenda includes: Park and Recreation request to place bench on library property; After the Bell program request; strategic plan progress goal #3; Wisconsin Public Library standards.

Wednesday, Sept. 17 – Merrill Area Public Schools Regular Board of Education, 5:30 p.m., administration building, Merrill. Agenda includes: substitute staffing solution, increase in substitute teacher rate; Maple Grove charter school update; Pine River School for Young Learners; action/site plans (Jefferson, Washington elementary schools); 2014-15 district student enrollment-preliminary numbers; district goals; expulsion philosophy; Taher contract renewal; PMA budget forecast assumptions; 2014-15 cash flow borrowing; Oct. 6 community listening session; Bierman Foundation donation; closed session (expulsion order, student from 2011; negotiate administrative contracts; discuss candidate for non-affiliated position); open session.

Wednesday, Sept. 17 – Nicolet Area Technical College Information Technology Program, 5:30 p.m., Campus, Rhinelander. Agenda includes: fall program, INTERFACE project, embedded technical diplomas and technical skills attainment updates; IT-computer support specialist, web software developer program modification.

Wednesday, Sept. 17 – Oneida County Public Safety Committee, 9 a.m., Courthouse, Rhinelander. Agenda includes: Circuit Court Branch I/II (judicial assistants job description); Corporation Counsel (2015 budget); sheriff’s office/emergency management (E911 dispatch center call volume, jurisdictions; E911 Center upgrade; field training officer compensation; patrol deputy vacancy; copy machine; armored rescue vehicle; consolidation/merger; 2015 budgets); medical examiner (contract for medical examiner services-Vilas County, closed session, negotiation strategy, Vilas County contract; open session).

Thursday, Sept. 18 – Oneida County Health and Aging Committee, 9 a.m., Keenan Street, Rhinelander. Agenda includes: adult daycare; transit commission; copier; nutrition program; roof runoff/parking lot updates; 2015 LTE request; 2015 budget.

Tuesday, Sept. 16 – School District of Tomahawk Operations Committee, 6 p.m., HS Library, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: transportation contract/bus ridership; food service report; custodial staff .5 FTE increase recommendation; natural gas purchase.

Thursday, Sept. 18 – City of Tomahawk Park and Recreations Committee, 5 p.m., City Hall, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: special park events (a. Washington Square Park – Tomahawk Farmers Market Corporation – Tomahawk Farm and Flea Market, Saturdays, June-October 2015; b. Washington Square Park – Tomahawk Girl Scouts – Girl Scout Flea, Craft and Farmers Market, Thursdays, May 28-Sept. 13, 2015); events coordinator; Bierman Foundation request; Frenchtown restroom facility fund raiser letter; SARA Park restroom flooring; five year capital plan; agreement with Lincoln County for wayside, U.S. Hwy. 8 and County Road A.

Thursday, Sept. 18 – City of Tomahawk Community Development Authority, 3 p.m., City Hall, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: appointment of school to industry partnership ad hoc committee; Ken Maule, executive director, Lincoln County Economic Development; redevelopment resources presentation.

Thursday, Sept. 18 – City of Tomahawk Licenses and Permits Committee, 5 p.m., City Hall, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: review Chapter 10 animals.

Saturday, Sept. 20 – Wisconsin Valley Library Service Board of Trustees, 9:30 a.m., First Street, Wausau. Agenda includes: 2015 system plan, budget; disaster plan.

Saturday, Sept. 20 – Mable Lake Association Annual Meeting, 4 p.m., W4758 Mable Highland Rd., Tomahawk. Public welcome.

Tuesday, Sept 23 – City of Tomahawk Board of Appeals, 8 a.m., City Hall. Public hearing on 25 E. Prospect Ave. variance to allow pool at less than required setback; 410 Bliss St. variance to sanction dwelling construction less than required minimum square footage.
9-16-20149-23-2014Pool Schedule
Tuesday, Sept. 16 Open swim, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; high school girls’ swim team practice, 4:30-6 p.m.; girls’ dive practice, 6-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17 Adult morning lap swim, 6-8 a.m.; open swim, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; high school girls’ swim team practice, 4:30-6 p.m.; girls’ dive practice, 6-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18 Open swim, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; high school girls’ swim team hosts Wittenberg-Birnamwood, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19 Adult morning lap swim, 6-8 a.m.; open swim, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20 Pool closed.

Sunday, Sept. 21 Pool closed.

Monday, Sept. 22 Adult morning lap swim, 6-8 a.m.; open swim, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; high school girls’ swim team practice, 4:30-6 p.m.; dive practice, 6-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 23 Open swim, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; high school girls’ swim team practice, 4:30-6 p.m.; dive practice, 6-7:30 p.m.
9-18-20149-18-2014Alzheimer's-Dementia Suppirt
An Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Group meets the third Thursday of the month (Sept. 18) at 3 p.m. at the Tomahawk Senior Community Center, 113 S. Tomahawk Ave. All are welcome. Coffee and cookies are served.
9-18-20149-18-2014Annual community visit
State Main Street representative Joe Lawnicziak and consultant Jay Schlinsog will be in Tomahawk for the annual community visit this Thursday, Sept. 18. All are welcome to attend the wrap-up and recommendations meeting at Pine Tree Supper Club at 5 p.m. Downtown businesses and friends of Tomahawk Main Street are especially encouraged to attend.
9-18-201410-7-2014Flu Shots in Oneida County
A flu clinic was held Sept. 15 at the Nokomis Town Hall. Other dates and local sites include:

** Thursday, Sept. 18, St. Francis of Assisi Church-Pier Willow, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; Monday, Sept. 29, Lakeland Senior Center-Woodruff, 9:30 to 11 a.m.;

**Tuesday, Oct. 7, Cassian Town Hall, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

For more information contact the Oneida County Health Department at 715-369-6111.
9-18-20149-18-2015Alzheimer's-Dementia Suppirt
An Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Group meets the third Thursday of the month (Sept. 18) at 3 p.m. at the Tomahawk Senior Community Center, 113 S. Tomahawk Ave. All are welcome. Coffee and cookies are served.
9-19-20149-19-2014Blood Drive
There will be a Tomahawk Community Blood Drive Friday, Sept. 19 from noon to 3:30 p.m. in the Spruce Room at Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital, 401 W. Mohawk Dr., Tomahawk. To schedule a donation appointment, call toll free 800-280-4102, or go to www.save3lives.org. Walk-in donors are welcome. Northwoods Community Blood Center provides 100 percent of the blood products used by area hospitals.
9-19-20149-21-2014Horse Poker Ride
A horse Poker Ride Friday through Sunday, Sept. 19-21 at Rocky Run Saddle, Tack & Trailer, N5756 County Road J, Gleason. Arrive Friday and ride at will.
Saturday the poker ride leaves at 10 a.m. There will be food and beverages at the halfway point. An evening meal is available for purchase, with live music at 8 p.m. Sunday’s run leaves at 10:30 a.m. Negative Coggins is required. There’s a $5 fee per day per horse to ride, with a $20 camping fee.
Proceeds will be used to help horses in need in the area. For additional information, call 715-367-5720 or 715-873-4582, or visit www.RockyRunSaddles.com or www.Facebook.com/WisconsinHorseCouncilDistrict2.
9-20-20149-20-2014Mental Health Walk
The third annual “Shed Some Light on Mental Health Walk” will be held Saturday, Sept. 20 at Normal Park, Merrill. The purpose of the walk is to bring awareness to suicide and increase awareness of mental health issues. Walk registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; preregistration is not required. The event will begin with a brief opening ceremony. After the completion of the two-mile walk, information booths by local agencies will be available. The event will happen rain or shine.
For more information on the walk, contact Tammi Boers, Lincoln County Health Department, at 715-539-1373 or visit www.healthypeoplelincolncounty.com.
9-20-20149-20-2014Merrill Home Tour
The Merrill Historical Society’s 2014 Home Tour takes place Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featured will be a mix of homes built over the last 100 years show vintage to contemporary construction methods and adaptations for today’s lifestyles. Included are sites at: N1558 Sunshine Rd., with a Craftsman style; 108 S. Cleveland St., 100 years young with quarter-sawn oak Craftsman details; N1301 Wisconsin River Rd., violin/harp memorabilia and music by owners during the tour; 208 W. Riverside Ave., hand-built by the owners with perennial and wild gardens; N1450 Leafy Grove Rd., two-foot-thick granite walls and original maple flooring; and 601 S. Center Ave., hear the 1940 Wicks organ during the tour. Tickets are $10 in advance at the society, 100 E. 3rd St.; $12 on the day at any home. Call 715-536-5652 for details.
9-20-20149-20-2014Walk to End Alzheimer's
A Walk to End Alzheimer’s Northwoods takes place, rain or shine, Saturday, Sept. 20, headquartered out of the Rouman Cinema, 1205 Lincoln St., Rhinelander. Registration is at 9 a.m. with a ceremony at 10 a.m. and the walk to follow. Route lengths are 1.5 and/or 3 miles. Other nearby walks also are slated in Phillips and Wausau that day. All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer’s further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.
For more information, contact coordinator Julie St. Pierre at 715-362-7779 or jstpierre@alz.org. There also is information at www.alz.org.
9-22-20149-22-2014Northwoods Knitters and Purlers
The Northwoods Knitters and Purlers will meet Monday, Sept. 22 at 12:30 p.m. at the Woodruff Town Hall on Hwy. 47 in Woodruff. This meeting is open to anyone with an interest in knitting; beginners to advance. For more information, call Heather at 715-356-6232
9-22-20149-26-2014Railroad crossing at CC
The City of Tomahawk in conjunction with CN Railroad will be repairing the railroad crossing at County Road CC between Tannery Road and Jersey Lane starting at 7 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22. There will be a detour using Tannery Road to Jersey Lane. Work is expected to be completed by noon Friday, Sept. 26. The project includes pavement repair and tie and rail replacement.
9-23-20149-23-2014Tomahawk Area Gardeners
Tomahawk Area Gardeners (TAG) will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23 in the community room upstairs at Tomahawk Community Bank. City of Tomahawk Director of Public Works Mike Tolvstad will speak about “Recycling” in the city of Tomahawk. Refreshments will be served. The public is welcome
9-23-20149-24-2014Part of Hwy. Y closed
Lincoln County Highway Commissioner Mike VanDeWeerd advises that County Road Y, from Nokomis Road to Graf Road in the Town of Bradley, will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 23 through Wednesday, Sept. 24 due to culvert replacement. 
9-23-201410-31-2014Arthritis walking program
Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease Program Tomahawk classes will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30 to 10:30 am Sept. 23-Oct. 31 at the SARA Park arena center. There is a $10 suggested donation for the six-week program. Registration is required at 715-536-0311.
9-25-20149-25-2014Historical ‘Appreciation Day’
The Tomahawk Area Historical Society will hold its Our Appreciation Day” Thursday, Sept. 25 at 1:30 p.m. at Pine Tree Supper Club. Following dessert, the Rusty Reed Benders will provide music. The appreciation day extends an expression of appreciation to the society’s volunteers who help share local history. New additions to the Honor Roll of Historians will be cited. Contact Jan at 715-453-4956 or Dixie at 715-453-2056 to make reservations.
9-26-20149-26-2014Carpenters Concert
Close to You: Music of the Carpenters, The Merrill Area Concert Association will hold its first concert of the 2014-15 Friday, Sept. 26, featuring Lisa Rock and her six-piece band that celebrates the life and music of Karen Carpenter. The 7 p.m. show is in the Merrill High School auditorium. Attendance is by season membership only. Memberships may still be purchased the evening of the concert.  For additional information, contact Meagan at 715-252-6295 or MACA@ntmtr.com. The remaining performances in the association season are: Tony DeSare Trio, Monday, Nov. 10; Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra featuring piano soloist Ilya Yakushev, Saturday, Jan. 24; Cornet Chop Suey, Tuesday, March 24; and Six Appeal, Saturday, May 9. 
9-27-20149-27-201455th Annual Christmas Tree Festival
Saturday, begins 9 a.m., N1859 School House Rd., downtown Ogema. Parade, 11 a.m.; chicken BBQ at 11:15 a.m., other food, refreshments, Run to the Peak race at Timm’s Hill, library book sale, tours of Pioneer House Museum, large arts and crafts fair, ATV pull, Christmas tree toss, tree judging, Ogema Players, Ogema Fire Company’s annual Fireman’s Dance, 7 p.m., at fire hall.
9-27-20149-27-2014Tyler Kahle Memorial Field Fundraiser
Get your tickets now for the Tyler Kahle Memorial Field Fundraiser Banquet slated Saturday, Sept. 27 at Inshalla Country Club. Highlights include a cash bar and appetizers at 5:30 p.m.; raffle and auction items, cash drawings at 9 p.m., with $3,000 in cash prizes (need not be present to win). A $50 donation admits two, with a limited number of tickets available. Tickets are available from board members (see display ad in the Second Section) or call Eddie and Kathy Rankin at 715-453-4399 or 715-966-0164. The event, sponsored by the Friends of Pride Park, remembers Tyler Kahle who died July 19, 2007, at the age of 19. The baseball facility at Pride Park is built in his memory.
9-27-20149-28-2014River Series Lake Mohawksin
The Central Wisconsin River Series (CWRS) is coming to Tomahawk on Sept. 6. The River Series tour will hold its final one-day qualifi er on Lake Mohawksin Saturday Sept. 6, when 45 teams will take off from SARA Park at 6:30 a.m. to compete for top honors and the remaining five spots in the CWRS Championship to be held Sept. 27-28 on Lake Mohawksin. “We held one of our qualifi ers on Lake Nokomis earlier in the year, and we are very excited to come back to the Tomahawk area,” said Michael Hofmann, tournament director of the River Series. “The city of Tomahawk really has a lot to offer all who come and visit – it is such a great area.” Weigh-in for this last qualifi er starts at 3 p.m. Sept. 6 at Veterans Memorial Park in Tomahawk and is open to the public.
10-3-201410-4-2014Nature Journal Retreat
“Bound to Nature: A Northwoods Nature Journal Retreat” will be held
Oct. 3-4 at the Treehaven facility, W2540 Pickerel Creek Rd., Tomahawk. The workshop runs from 6 p.m. Friday through 4:30 p.m. Saturday. No need to be an artist for this nature journal retreat. Participants will make their own nature journal and learn simple innovative techniques to fill it. Discover new writing and art activities with plenty of hands-on instruction for beginners. Immerse yourself in nature, learn flora and fauna of the Northwoods, and leave with a keepsake of your experiences. Instructor Janet Moore is an award-winning botanical artist, naturalist and environmental educator who combines her passion for nature and art through creating illustrated journals. The commuter package is $100, including dinner Friday and lunch Saturday, instruction and materials. Register at www.uwsp.edu/treehaven and click on upcoming programs.
Noodle-Rama held by Northwoods Riders Snowmobile Club at Schaefer’s Wharf, 1969 County Road L, Tomahawk. Information: 715-453-2768.
10-25-201410-25-2014Halloween Festivities
Saturday, downtown Tomahawk. Information: www.tomahawkmainstreet.org, 715-453-1090.
10-25-201410-25-2014Harvest Festival Dinner
Saturday, Oct. 25, 4-6:30 p.m., Brantwood Community Center, corner of Hwys. 8 and D, Brantwood. Dinner of homemade bison stew with all the fixings, homemade bread, pie, raffle drawing. Sponsored by Zion Lutheran Church. Information: 715-564-2283, brantwoodbison@centurytel.net.
11-15-201411-15-2014Gun Raffle
Northwoods Passage Snowmobile Club Gun Raffle at Schaefer’s Wharf, 1969 County Road L, Tomahawk. Information: 715-453-2768.
11-21-201411-21-2014Tomahawk Free Venison Feed
Friday, 11:30 a.m. until gone, downtown Tomahawk. Serving venison burgers as kickoff to fall hunting. Information: 715-453-5334, 800-569-2160.
11-29-201411-29-2014Parade and Winter Wonderland
Northern Lights Christmas Parade and Winter Wonderland – Saturday, Nov. 29, downtown Tomahawk. Santa visit, holiday tree display. Information: 715-453-5334, 800-569-2160.
12-6-201412-6-2014Finnish Independence Day
Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Community Center, N4888 Stadium Rd., corners of Hwy. 8 and County Road D, Brantwood. Finnish Independence Day with Finnish mojakka (stew) dinner cooked outdoors over wood fire, homemade bread. History program at 6:30 p.m. after dinner. Event sponsored by Knox Creek Heritage Center. Information: 715-564-2520, 715-564-2525, cen7368@centurytel.net, mbraski@yahoo.com.
Ongoing Events
Open Arms Soup Kitchen
Open Arms Community Soup Kitchen is open Tuesdays, welcoming any hungry souls as well as those who want to socialize between 5 and 6:30 p.m. at the Corpus Christi Center adjacent to St. Mary’s Church. All are welcome to enjoy the free dinner. Anyone who would like to support this volunteer effort may send donations to P.O. Box 1, Tomahawk, WI 54487.
Tuesday Tomahawk Main Street Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays (June 3 through mid-October), 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or sold out, Third Street and Wisconsin Avenue, downtown Tomahawk. Nonprofits’ bake sale, occasional local entertainment. Vendors from Lincoln, Price and Oneida counties. Information: 715-453-3676.
Saturday Tomahawk Farmers Market and Flea Market
Saturdays, June 7-end of October, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Washington Square Park, near Chamber building. Lincoln County and/or Tomahawk School District farm vendors; fl ea market vendors from anywhere. Vendor-selling lunch and snack items. Accepting QUEST Cards, SNAP Program and debit cards; vouchers available on-site. Park has children’s play equipment and washrooms. Information/vendor contact: 715-453-1173 or 715-453-5706.

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