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Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events
Start DateEnd DateEvent Description
1-17-20175-17-2017Retirement classes
New Learning in Retirement classes keep retirees active, engaged
Classes will be held throughout the Northwoods in Rhinelander, Eagle River, Woodruff, Tomahawk, Irma and Three Lakes.
2-6-20174-28-2018Open enrollment application
Public school open enrollment application period begins in February - Online application period runs Feb. 6 to April 28.
Public school open enrollment, Wisconsin’s public school choice program, continues its steady growth since it began in the
1998-99 school year with a new application period beginning Feb. 6 and running through April 28 for the 2017-18 school year.
3-7-20174-24-2017Stepping On program
A Stepping On program, offering a chance to learn about fall prevention, new exercises for balance and strength, and how to walk safer and modify one’s home environment is being offered in Tomahawk on Mondays through April 17 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 108 W. Somo Avenue.
3-8-20174-25-2017Genealogical Adventure
Want to learn more about how to research your family history? Sharon Karow will offer a Discover Your Roots!
Beginning Your Genealogical Adventure Tuesday evenings, March 8 through April 25 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at T.B. Scott Library in Merrill. For information or to register, call 715-536- 6903 or 715-218-0609 or email SLKarow9@AOL.com. Space is limited.
3-14-20175-28-2017Escher exhibition
An exhibition featuring iconic works by Dutch artist M.C. Escher (1898-1972) is now on display at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau.
“M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusion,” drawn from a large private collection from the Herakleidon Museum, Athens, Greece, and on view at the through May 28,
3-15-20174-26-2017Open Gym
The Tomahawk School District fieldhouse is open to the public for Open Gym through the winter on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m.
All ages are welcome for basketball, however boys and girls must be accompanied by an adult. Open Gym will be held each Wednesday evening, excluding holidays, through April. For more information, call Jon Long at 715-966-2251 or Bill Sparr at 715-453-1954.
Rhinelander’s ArtStart spring exhibitions-
The Paintings of Sofia Arnold, March 16-May 13.
“Mapping Memory” with Phyllis Fredendall, fiber artist.
There will be an artist talk March 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring Phyllis Fredendall Gallery hours at 68 S. Stevens St., Rhinelander, are Thursdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
3-28-20176-27-2017Alzheimer’s phone support
Association announces that an Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group will now be available by phone each month. A telephone support group is a way for people in rural communities to connect with other families, answer questions and provide support to each other. Telephone support will begin Tuesday, March 28 and be held the last Tuesday of every month from 10 to 11 a.m.

Persons interested should reach out to the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272- 3900.
3-28-20176-28-2017Jail Academy Classes
Nicolet College will offer a part-time Jail Academy starting March 28 for individuals seeking the training for a career in corrections. Classes will meet Tuesday evenings and on Saturdays for 12 weeks on the Nicolet campus, Rhinelander.
4-1-20174-30-2017Subscription special for all
This weeks Tomahawk Leader includes a Subscription Special. Anyone can buy and/or renew now, with the special offer good for Lincoln, Oneida and Price county addresses. If you live outside the area or travel frequently, there’s a special, too, on our E-Edition subscriptions. They’re available 24/7 anywhere, without waiting for long-distance mail delivery.
They include the newsprint portion of this newspaper, plus all special sections. We have some new features for our Online subscribers that you’ll really like!
Some of you are getting a sample of the newspaper as a gift/introduction to the many news, features, health tips, government, photos, school and sports stories that are part of our newspaper package each week.
Many times, the Leader is the only media offering you that coverage. Join the thousands who already are part of our newspaper family.
For many of you, your newspaper subscriptions are due in April and it’s time to renew.
4-5-20174-27-2017Tomahawk School District fieldhouse
The Tomahawk School District fieldhouse is open to the public for Open Gym through the winter on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. All ages are welcome for basketball, however boys and girls must be accompanied by an adult. Open Gym will be held each Wednesday evening, excluding holidays, through April. For more information, call Jon Long at 715-966-2251 or Bill Sparr at 715-453-1954.
4-6-20175-25-2017Tomahawk Public Library
Tomahawk Public Library, 300 W. Lincoln Ave., offers Play and Learn on Thursdays through May 25 between 10 and 11:30 a.m. in the library’s community room.
4-23-20174-30-2017Community Ecumenical Choir
The Community Ecumenical Choir will soon be performing spring concerts titled “We Are Called.” The Easter season program has a wide assortment of musical selections featuring soloists and readings.
The first concert will take place Sunday, April 23 at 7 p.m. at the Woodland Community Church in Westboro and the second concert is Sunday, April 30 at 7 p.m. at Ogema Baptist Church in Ogema.
4-25-20174-25-2017Ice Age meeting
The annual meeting of the Northwoods Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance will take place Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lincoln County Services Building, 801 N. Sales St., Merrill.
4-25-20174-25-2017Morning Quitting Time
A rare Breakfast Quitting Time offering Tomahawk Chamber of Commerce members and friends a chance to socialize is being offered Tuesday, April 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. by What’s Brewin’ Coffee Shop and Hometown Chiropractic Center, 1338 N. 4th St. There will be light breakfast foods, snacks, coffee, muffins and scones. Bring a business card and $1 for a raffle
prize drawing.
4-25-20174-25-2017News Briefs
Getting a perfect score of 25 at the state Speech Festival in Madison over the weekend were Tomahawk High School students Grace Latzig, Delaney Langdon, William Russell and Justin Skubal in Group Interpretation, Hayley
Strong in Poetry and Olivia Fellers in Poetry.
4-25-20174-25-2017WXPR Public Radio’s annual membership meeting
WXPR Public Radio’s annual membership meeting is Tuesday, April 25 at 6 p.m. at 28 N. Stevens St., Rhinelander.
A short meeting of the board of directors also will be held. The public is invited to attend.
4-25-20174-27-2017It’s Your Government
Tuesday, April 25 – City Of Tomahawk Joint Review Board, 8 a.m., City Hall. A

Tuesday, April 25 – City Of Tomahawk Planning and Zoning Commission, 8:15 a.m., City Hall.

Tuesday, April 25 – City Of Tomahawk Water and Sewer Utility Commission, 5: p.m., City Hall.

Wednesday, April 26 – City Of Tomahawk Commission On Aging, 2 p.m., Senior Center, Tomahawk.

Wednesday, April 26 – City of Merrill Board of Public Works, 4 p.m., City Hall, Merrill.

Wednesday, April 26 – City of Merrill Water and Sewage Disposal Committee, 5 p.m., City Hall, Merrill.

Wednesday, April 26 – City of Merrill Common Council Special Meeting, 5:30 p.m., City Hall, Merrill.

Thursday, April 27 – Lincoln County Board of Health, 6 p.m., County Service Building, Merrill.

Thursday, April 27 – Oneida County Planning and Development Committee, 6 p.m., Minocqua Center Gymnasium, Minocqua.
4-25-20175-2-2017Tomahawk Senior Center activities
Tomahawk Senior Center activities
113 S. Tomahawk Ave. • Call 1-715-453-5757 to register
Tuesday, April, 25 – chair exercises, 1 p.m.; Adult coloring 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, April, 26 – Local shopping, 9 a.m., call to RSVP; ADRC May Rheinschmidt Presentation; Weight Watchers, 6 p.m.
Thursday, April, 27 – Knit and sit
Friday, April, 28 – Wii bowling, 9:30 a.m.; chair exercises, 1 p.m.
Monday, May 1 – No activities listed
Tuesday, May 2 – Adult coloring 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
4-26-20174-27-2017News Briefs
The City of Merrill will be repairing sanitary sewer mains on Center Avenue Wednesday and Thursday, April 26-27. Center Avenue will be closed from Third Street to Ninth Street from 6 a.m. Wednesday through 5 p.m. Thursday. The Center Avenue detour will be Third Street west to Mill Street north to Ninth Street and east to Center Avenue.
4-27-20174-27-2017Storm Spotter classes offered
Each year NOAA Weather- Green Bay provides Severe Weather Storm Spotter training to the northeast area of Wisconsin. This year they are running two classes close to Lincoln County. Oneida County, along with Vilas, Forest and Lincoln County
Emergency Management will be hosting a class on April 27 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Oneida County Law Enforcement Center, 2000 E. Winnebago St., Rhinelander. The
Oneida County training has limited room so pre-registration is requested at 715-361-5167.
Marathon County Emergency Management also is hosting a class April 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Courthouse, 500 Forest St., Wausau.
Attendees will learn about cloud formations, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and flash flooding.
Classes will last approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours. There is no charge.
4-28-20174-28-2017St. Mary’s School Gala
The 12th annual Tomahawk St. Mary’s School Gala – celebrating 100 years of
excellence in education – will take place Friday, April 28 at Rodeway Inn & Suites. There will be a buffet-style dinner, silent auction, dessert auction and raffles, with student artwork on displays. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at St. Mary’s School. Proceeds support the school. For information, call 715-453-3542.
4-29-20174-29-2017Spirit Legion Pancake Supper
American Legion Spirit Post 452 is sponsoring a pancake supper this Saturday, April 29 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Spirit Town Hall on Hwy. 86W, about 19-1/2 miles west of Tomahawk. On the menu are regular pancakes, potato pancakes, sausage patties and homemade maple syrup, with coffee and milk for beverages. Proceeds will fund college scholarships.
4-29-20174-29-2017THS Prom Saturday
THS Prom Saturday Tomahawk High School’s Junior Prom takes place Saturday, April 29 between 7:30 and 11:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “An Endless Night.” Music will be provided by Professional Sound and Light.
The king and queen will be crowned that night. Court members were not known as of presstime.
The Grand March takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the district auditorium.
Spectators will be allowed to enter through Door #6 (only) at 7 p.m. Spectator passes will be sold at the door for $5 per person.
After the Grand March, spectators will have an opportunity to take pictures and then will be asked to exit through Door #6 by approximately 8:30 p.m. so the students can begin their dance.
4-29-20175-3-2017Parish Mission
Parish Mission Renowned Dominican preachers Sister Ann Willits and Fr. Jim Marchinda will return to St. Mary’s Church for a Parish Mission April 29 through May 3. Well received, the two have visited Tomahawk more than a dozen times in the past 25 years.
The mission will conclude with a 7 p.m. public Prayer Concert Wednesday, May 3, also featuring the church choir and an original composition by Huseby. All are invited. A reception will follow.
4-30-20174-30-2017Community Ecumenical Choir
The Community Ecumenical Choir will be performing a spring concerts titled “We Are Called” Sunday, April 30 at 7 p.m. at Ogema Baptist Church in Ogema. The choir is composed of approximately 35 men and women from several churches in Price, Lincoln and Taylor counties. Sheryl Barnet is this spring’s director News Briefs and the choir is accompanied by pianists Dawn Heikkinen and Joan Points. A freewill offering will be used to cover minimal expenses and also to make donations to assist children to attend Camp Forest Springs youth camps and Fellowship Christian Athletes camps. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the event.
5-1-20175-3-2017Free Mental Health First Aid trainings
Want to learn how to respond to a youth or adult in crisis? This May, the Lincoln County Mental Health Coalition is observing Mental Health Awareness Month, by offering two free Mental Health First Aid classes.
The first – Monday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 3 – is aimed at Youth Mental Health First Aid. It will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Tomahawk Middle School library (Door #2). It’s designed to teach teachers, parents, family members, caregivers, school staff, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other citizens how to help an adolescent, age 12-18, who is experiencing a mental health or substance abuse issue, or is in crisis. It will introduce them to common mental health challenges for youth and teach a five-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Allie Libby, LPSC, a Merrill High School counselor, will instruct. Dinner is provided.
The second program addresses Adult Mental Health First Aid and will be held Friday, May 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lincoln County Service Center, Room 156, 801 N. Sales St., Merrill. Similar to fi rst aid and CPR, Mental Health First Aid teaches how to help those experiencing mental health challenges or crises, discussing risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addition concern. Again, strategies will be provided to help individuals in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Instructors are Katie Annis, RN, and Meighan March, RN, Marshfi eld Clinic Behavioral Health Department.
The free trainings are open to individuals who live or work in Lincoln County. Space is limited to 30 participants per class. One must be at least 18 years old to participate.
To register, contact Kristin Bath, CHES, health educator for the Lincoln County Health Department, at 715-539-1373 or kbath@co.lincoln.wi.us.
To learn more about Mental Health First Aid visit https://www.mentalhealthfi rstaid.org/cs/.
5-6-20175-6-2017Tomahawk Farmers Market
The Saturday Morning Tomahawk Farmers Market in Washington Square Park near the Tomahawk Chamber will start May 6. Organizers are looking for vendors for flea and farmer’s market items.
They also welcome non-profit groups for bake sales. For more information, contact Pat at 1-920-905-5831 or Janet at 715-409-0712.
5-11-20175-11-2017Harlem Wizards
Kinship of Tomahawk will present the Harlem Wizards vs. the Kinship Krew Thursday, May 11 at the Tomahawk School District fieldhouse. Doors open at 6 p.m., with gamete at 7 p.m. Come support the nonprofit youth mentoring program.
These basketball aftcionados will treat onlookers to slick dribbling, alley-oops and crazy slams. The night is described as funny and exciting, filed with oohs and aahs, laughter and cheers. Advance tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults. They are available now at the Kinship office, Tomahawk Leader, Tomahawk Pharmacy, Hometown Chiropractic and Tomahawk Community Bank. They’ll be $2 more at the door.
5-11-20175-11-2017Save The Date- THURSDAY, MAY 11TH - 7pm
Tomahawk Elementary School Field House HARLEM WIZARDS WILL BE BACK MAY 11: They’re coming back! The Harlem Wizards basketball team will be back in Tomahawk Thursday, May 11 as a fundraiser for the Kinship of Tomahawk mentoring program. A capacity gym greeted their tricks, hoops and alley oops in 2008. Local hoopsters and celebrities will take on the traveling team, but be forewarned: in 2008 the Wizards were touting a win-loss record of 2,800-0. Much like the legendary Harlem Globetrotters, the Harlem Wizards entertain with trick shots, slam dunks and serious ball handling. Last time they also shared drug-free, healthy lifestyle messages with students. More details will follow, but be sure to save the date and be ready for some fun.
Watch the Tomahawk Leader and the Kinship website at kinshiptomahawk.org or call 715-453-1910 for information
5-12-20175-12-2017Sign up for downtown chalk art
Tomahawk High School students will be creating one-of-a-kind masterpieces in chalk on downtown business sidewalks to help mark the upcoming Spring Fling event. There’s a $15 donation to cover supplies.
THS fine arts students will start creating their artwork Friday morning, May 12. All art will be spring-related and approved by their art teacher, fitting in a cement area of five feet by five feet. They will stay away from doors, leaving a walkway for customers.
5-13-20175-13-2017TAIV fundraising banquet
The fifth annual Tomahawk Area Interfaith Volunteers (TAIV) fundraiser will be held at Inshalla County Club at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 13. There will be a silent and dessert auction and this year the dinner will be a buffet supper.
5-25-20175-25-2017Tomahawk Public Library-Play and Learn
Tomahawk Public Library, 300 W. Lincoln Ave., offers Play and Learn on Thursdays through May 25 between 10 and 11:30 a.m. in the library’s community room. The program is for little people and the grown-ups who care for them. There’s time for play, crafts, music, stories and snacks.
6-1-20176-1-2017Howard Young plans renovation, construction
Howard Young Medical Center, part of Ascension, Woodruff, announced last week it will embark on a multi-phased, multi-million dollar renovation and construction project. The first phase of renovation is expected to begin by June 1.
9-14-20179-17-2017Fall Ride 2017
Mark your calendars for the Tomahawk Fall Ride for MDA, slated Sept.14-17, 2017. Watch for information here as it becomes available. The Tomahawk Leader publishes the Official Fall Ride Guide, a handy pocket guide, each year. Our Travel Tomahawk Business Directory in the left column on our front page has information about places to stay, dine and shop whenever you're in town. Keep in touch and see you in September 2017.
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.
Open Gym at THS fieldhouse
The Tomahawk School District fieldhouse is open to the public for Open Gym through the winter on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. All ages are welcome for basketball, however boys and girls must be accompanied by an adult. Open Gym will be held each Wednesday evening, excluding holidays, through April. For more information,
call Jon Long at 715-966-2251 or Bill Sparr at 715-453-1954.
Master Gardeners
Master Gardeners of the North is offering free educational gardening programs in January through May. The free programs will be held at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month (except for May) at the Oneida County Senior Center located next to the Trig’s mall in Rhinelander and are open to everyone interested in gardening and nature.
The first session today (Tuesday, Jan. 17) features local bat conservationist, Joel Knutson, who will highlight bat ecology in garden landscapes.

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