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Calendar of Events


Upcoming Events
Start DateEnd DateEvent Description
9-1-2014Summer Outdoor Worship
Sundays, 10 a.m., Schaefer’s Wharf, County Road L on Lake Nokomis, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Presented by Grace Lutheran Church. Bring chair, blanket. Rain location: Indoors at Grace Lutheran Church, 108 W. Somo Ave., Tomahawk. Information: 715-453-4066. Everyone welcome.
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.
5-29-20149-4-2014Flea, Craft and Farmers Market
The Tomahawk Girl Scouts will hold their Flea, Craft and Farmers Market Thursdays, May 29 through Sept. 4, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Washington Square Park, near the Tomahawk Chamber building. The weekly event benefits the Scouts, who also will be selling their own crafts. They will have some food choices between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The market will be cancelled during severe weather. For vendor information, call 715-453-4140 or 715-453-4439. The Scouts are the first of three markets planned this summer. Main Street Tomahawk will be hosting its Farmers Market on Tuesdays in downtown Tomahawk. There also will be a Saturday Tomahawk Farmers and Flea Market beginning June 7, at Washington Park.
8-26-20148-29-2014Government Meetings
Tuesday, Aug. 26 – City of Tomahawk Water and Sewer Utility Commission, 8 a.m., City Hall, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: water main extension approval-Seventh Avenue (8 inch) and River Street (10 inch); Seventh Street water main loop; PSC Docket 05-GF-152, Water Loss Information; MSA Professional Services, 2014 sewer rate study contract; amendment to compulsory connection to sewer and water; properties not connected to utility system.

Tuesday, Aug. 26 – Oneida County Buildings and Grounds Committee, 9 a.m., Courthouse, Rhinelander. Agenda includes: review bids/award courthouse boiler project bid; direct purchase of boilers; closed session (courthouse security); open session; 2015 budget; repair north lower lot, remove courthouse exterior stairway; courthouse exterior stonework update (approve Sup. Oettinger’s attendance/stone removal); Law Enforcement Center maintenance projects; vacant positions; leased office space, Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport (signage); Health and Aging facility request for extension of roof edge over back entry, drawings, proposed cost; sheriff’s department, copier.

Tuesday, Aug. 26 – Oneida County Social Services/Family Care, 9 a.m., Courthouse, Rhinelander. Agenda includes: social worker on-call per diem; economic support, social service aide vacancy reviews; 2015 computer plan; 2015 budget review.

Tuesday, Aug. 26 – Merrill Area Public Schools Teacher Compensation Model Committee, 4 p.m., MAPS building, Merrill. Agenda includes: overview, background, current compensation practices; options, moving forward, new model teacher compensation.

Tuesday, Aug. 26 – City of Merrill Airport Commission, 6:30 p.m., Merrill Airport. Agenda includes: FBO/airport manager contract; closed session (airport fixed base operator candidate); open session.

Wednesday, Aug. 27 – City of Merrill Community Development Committee, 8 a.m., City Hall, Merrill. Agenda includes: homeowner loan application request, verify consideration of applicable of conflict of interest requirements.

Wednesday, Aug. 27 – Community Care Connections of Wisconsin, 1 p.m., Rice Lake. Agenda includes next year budget development assumptions; closed session (approval April 23, 2014 closed session minutes) open session; announcement of action taken in closed session.

Wednesday, Aug. 27 – City of Merrill Board of Public Works, 4 p.m., City Hall, Merrill. Agenda includes: status/ condemnation action, 101 N. Park St.; potential condemnation, discussion, 122 S. Prospect St.; discussion, Hwy. 64/Pine Ridge Study, Darryl Landeau, North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission; right-of-way lease transfer, John S. Rell d/b/a Cup ‘n Cone, Merrill, to Clark Cup ‘n Cone LLC; load limit signs, both sides Taylor Street; welcome signs, east and west entrances, City of Merrill; resolution authorizing dedication, portion East 10th St.; review/discuss draft capital plan, 2015-2024 (city hall, street department equipment, buildings; community, including outdoor warning signs; capital-infrastructure, including potential street/utility projects; tax increment districts).

Wednesday, Aug. 27 – Lincoln County Solid Waste Committee, 6 p.m., Landfill Lane, Merrill. Agenda includes: procurement, certified rebuilding of CAT 826G compactor, take delivery in 2015; Merrill gravel settlement; WPS ash project update; Heineman Road.

Thursday, Aug. 28 – Oneida County Public Works/Solid Waste Committee, 8 a.m., Highway Shop, Rhinelander. Agenda includes: construction bids for approximately 1.85 miles of Highway Y; truck attachment bids for tandem axle patrol truck; 2015 highway, solid waste budget.

Thursday, Aug. 28 – North Central Community Services Program Finance, Personnel and Property Committee, Lake View Drive, Wausau, 11 a.m., agenda includes: budget planning; revenue; county levy distribution; Program Board, noon, agenda includes: organizational quality dashboard; annual corporate compliance plan; nursing home master facility plan.

Thursday, Aug. 28 – City of Tomahawk Finance Committee, 5:30 p.m., City Hall, Tomahawk. The finance committee will gather at 5 p.m. at city hall and leave for 227 Oneida Drive to tour the facility, then to CM Railroad right-of-way. Meeting agenda includes: 227 Oneida Drive (1. appraisal; 2. preparation of facility prior to it being put up for sale); purchase CM Railroad right of way (starting at intersection of Hiawatha Trail and Riverwalk Trail heading south and ending behind City Garage).

Thursday, Aug. 28 – Town of Nokomis Board of Review, 6 p.m., town hall. Bowmar Appraisal Inc. consultant will be present.

Thursday, Aug. 28 – Lincoln County Board of Health, 6 p.m., Health Department, Merrill. Agenda includes: mental health coalition, public health preparedness updates; replacement of hearing technicians; meet and greet format.

Friday, Aug. 29 ¬¬– Trustees, Lincoln County Employee Health Fund, 9 a.m., Service Center, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: approve administrative service agreement/fee schedule; plan design changes; set premiums; policy for employee exercise class; implement $20/month incentive to join health club.
8-28-20148-28-2014Men’s pool league meeting
The Thursday Night Men’s Pool League will hold an informational meeting Thursday at 8 p.m. at Cockatiel’s. All team captains are invited, and election of officers will be held. For more information, call Tom Pederson at 715-360-1293.
8-28-20148-28-2014Spirit Church Blood Drive
The Northwoods Community Blood Center will hold a Community Blood Drive at Spirit Baptist Church Thursday, Aug. 28, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. The church is located at W1602 State Hwy. 86 in Ogema. To schedule a donation appointment, call Andy Holmquist at 715-564-2416, or go to www.save3lives.org Walk-in donors are welcome.
8-31-20148-31-2014No Frills Marathon
Sunday, following Bearskin Trail from Tomahawk to Minocqua; race starts 7 a.m. from Nokomis Community Park, County Road L, Tomahawk, finishes at Bearskin Trailhead behind Minocqua Post Office. Register: www.minocquanofrillsmarathon.com.
8-31-20148-31-2014Sunday Night Dart League
Sunday Night Dart League will have its fall meeting at 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 31, at A&J’s Sports Bar.
9-1-20149-1-2014Hatchet Golf Benefit
The 17th annual Hatchet Golf Benefit will take place at Inshalla Country Club on Labor Day, Sept. 1, with registration at noon and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The five-person, 18-hole mixed scramble fees are $30 per player and $20 per cart before Aug. 25 and $35 per player and $30 per cart after that. Each team must have at least one female player. The entry fee includes golf, hole and place awards, chicken picnic and support of the Hatchet golf team. For more information, contact Garth Gerstenberger at 715-453-3950 or Andy Hein at 715-453-3130.
9-1-20149-1-2014Labor Day Parade and Festivities
– Monday, Merrill. Parade downtown; classic car show, auction, games, entertainment, Lincoln County Fairgrounds.
9-6-20149-6-2014Citywide dumpster day
Those with an old television or couch to get rid of will want to mark their calendars, as the Tomahawk Make a Difference Group (MADG) host its sixth annual citywide Dumpster Days and electronic recycling event Saturday, Sept. 6, between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. The electronic drop-off is open to the entire public, while those taking advantage of the Dumpster Day dumpsters need to be city residents. Those with large household items to dispose of will need to have their driver’s licenses available to show proof of city residency. The Dumpster Day dumpster is available only to city residents as city funds are used to pay tipping fees. For the past several years, the MADG has been teaming up with the Tomahawk Boy Scouts to help those who might not otherwise be able to take advantage of the community service. Again this year, the Boy Scouts will be offering curbside pickup as part of the citywide cleanup effort for a $10 hauling fee. Those who would like to sign up for the service need to contact MADG member Clarann Stocker between Sept. 2-5 to make arrangements. There is no cost to dispose of items as part of Dumpster Day, but donations are appreciated to help fund future events. Everyone is invited to dispose of electronic items (many items will have disposal fees) as part of the electronic recycling drop-off that coincides with Dumpster Days. A dumpster will also be on hand for anyone wanting to get rid of metal materials for free. Items that will not be accepted at Dumpster Days include any construction material, chemicals or hazardous waste. MADG pamphlets will be available at the collections site with information on where those items can be taken. Those who would like to enlist the help of the Tomahawk Boy Scouts are encouraged to contact Stocker at 715-453-4085. There is a minimum $10 pickup fee and items either need to be curbside or easily accessible for Scouts to pickup. Dumpster Day and the electronic drop off will again be held at the City Garage, located near the downtown at the corner of Spirit Avenue and Railway Street. For more information on what can be disposed of during Dumpster Day, contact Stocker at the above-mentioned number or call event organizer Rejeana Ebert at 715-453-4390 or 715-966-2048.
9-6-20149-6-2014Veterans Programs
Veteran posts in Tomahawk and surrounding communities are invited to a program Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Indian Shores Campground and the Shoreland Restaurant, 7750 Indian Shores Rd., halfway between Lake Tomahawk and Woodruff of Hwy. 47. All veterans will be honored at the get-together. Family and friends are invited. There will be free food, beer and soda for veterans, with a small fee for others. All proceeds will go to the Honor Flight Program and Camp American Legion. Activities will include mini golf, swimming, a game room, volleyball and more, along with raffles. For information, contact Jerry at 715-617-8940.
9-11-20149-14-2014Tomahawk Fall Ride for MDA
Thursday-Sunday, Tomahawk’s premier event and huge fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, with $2 million-plus raised for the charity over the years. Four-day motorcycle rally that attracts up to 40,000 bike enthusiasts, with Harley-Davidson plant tours, Friday night Thunder Parade, live music including SARA Park and downtown evening street dances, bike raffl es, Chamber bonfi re/brat fry and much more. Major events at SARA Park, Harley-Davidson plant(s), downtown and Nokomis Community Park, plus venues throughout community. Information: 715-453-5334; watch for updates and follow-up pictures at www.tomahawkleader.com.
9-13-20149-13-2014Lawnmower and Bar Stool Races
Saturday, time trials 11 a.m., racing, noon, Nokomis Community Park, County Road L, Tomahawk.
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.
9-27-20149-28-2014River 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.
10-18-201410-18-2014Noodle-Rama
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.
Thursday Tomahawk Girl Scouts Flea, Craft and Fa
Thursdays, May 29-Sept. 4, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Washington Square Park, near Chamber. Benefi ts Tomahawk Girl Scouts, who provide food, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and sell their own crafts. Park has children’s play equipment. Cancelled during severe weather. For vendor information, call 715-453-4140, 715-453-4439.
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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