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Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events
Start DateEnd DateEvent Description
5-29-201810-15-2018US 8 roadwork
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation announces roadwork on US 8 in Lincoln County, beginning today (May 29) and continuing until mid- October, between Klade Road and Gatgewood Heights Road.
6-2-20189-1-2018Tomahawk Farmers Market and Flea Market
Saturday Tomahawk Farmers Market and Flea Market – Saturdays through the summer, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. or until sold out, Fifth Street/Washington Square Park near Chamber building. Fresh produce, mushrooms, relishes, jams and jellies, dog treats, plants; food. Flea market treasures. WIC approved, Senior Farmer Market Nutrition and EBT accepted. Information/vendor contact: 715-612-0402, 920-905-5831.
6-7-20188-30-2018Summer yoga
Summer yoga is being offered Thursdays, June 7 through Aug. 30 at the VFW Hall, 203 S. 4th St., Tomahawk. For details, contact Cindy Marten at 715-966-9400.
8-1-20188-17-2018ACT – Raising Safe Kids
The Lincoln County Family Resource Center has begun a 10-week -ACT – Raising Safe Kids- class, being held Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. at the center, 712 E. 2nd St., Merrill.
To register, contact RaeAnne Huebner at 715- 539-5448. There also will be Babysitting Training Friday, Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, at the same address. It’s intended for students in grades 5-8. Cost is $20 per student. Registration is required at 715-539-9228.
8-1-20188-24-2018ArtStart in Rhinelander
ArtStart in Rhinelander is hosting Eat To The Beat, a free lunchtime concert series at the center, 68 S. Stevens St., Rhinelander. Boat Patrol will perform Aug. 3; Brett Albertson, Aug. 10; Scott Kirby, Aug. 17; and Robert “One May” Johnson, Aug. 24. Also Humbird will be live in concert Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation.
8-14-20188-14-2018FREE food giveaway by the truckload Aug. 14
Some $4,000 in free food will be given away Tuesday, Aug. 14 in the fifth year of a Feeding America distribution in Tomahawk held in memory of Duane Laabs, a Merrill farmer whose big heart longed to help feed the hungry, particularly in Tomahawk.
8-14-20188-20-2018Pool Schedule
Pool schedule
Tuesday, Aug. 14 Open swim, 3:30-5 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 15 Adult morning lap swim, 6-8 a.m.; shallow water exercise, 8-9 a.m.; open swim, 3:30-5 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 16 Open swim, 3:30-5 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 17 Adult morning lap swim, 6-8 a.m.; shallow water exercise, 8-9 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 18 Pool closed
Sunday, Aug. 19 Pool closed
Monday, Aug. 20 Adult morning lap swim, 6-8 a.m.; shallow water exercise, 8-9 a.m.
8-15-20188-16-2018Lane Closures
The US 51 northbound bridges over Center Road, Little Pine Creek and the Wisconsin River near Tomahawk will have single lane closures on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 15-16 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. as crews perform routine bridge maintenance.
8-15-20188-19-2018Lincoln County Fair
Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 15-19, Merrill Festival Grounds, Merrill. Information: www.lincolncofair.com.
8-15-20188-28-2018Stories by the River
The Tomahawk Public Library is holding Stories by the River behind the library on Wednesday mornings in August at 10:30 a.m.
8-16-20188-16-2018Friends of Tomahawk Library
There will be a meeting of the Friends of Tomahawk Library Thursday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. at the library. New members are always welcome.
For information, call the library at 715-453-2455.
8-16-20188-16-2018Presentation on The Doughnut Girls
The Tomahawk Historical Society and Tomahawk Salvation Army will host a presentation by Tom Mulinix of the
Salvation Army Thursday, Aug. 16 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Buedingen Center, Hwy. 86, Tomahawk.
Mulinix will present The Doughnut Girls Story –
Wonderful History From World War I. The presentation will provide an account of the first women ever to serve on the frontlines. These women from the Salvation Army helped U.S. troops in their fi ght again the pain, suffering, loneliness and horror of war. They made delicious doughnuts over a wood fire, stacked them on wooden dowels and served them to troops on the frontline. The event is open to the public, however seating is limited to 100.
8-17-20188-17-2018Babysitting Training
The Lincoln County Family Resource Center is offering Babysitting Training Friday, Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, at the same address. It’s intended for students in grades 5-8. Cost is $20 per student. Registration is required at 715-539-9228.
8-17-20188-17-2018Historical Museums Closing for Season
Tomahawk Historical Museums Closing for Season – Friday, Aug. 17, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Washington Avenue by Tomahawk Chamber. Log museum and old schoolhouse. Free admission
8-17-20188-17-2018THS 60th reunion
The Tomahawk High School Class of 1958 will hold its 60th reunion Friday, Aug. 17 at Edgewater Country Club.
Cocktails for classmates and guests start at 5 p.m., followed by dinner and a short program.
Saturday, Aug. 18 the class is invited to enjoy a breakfast brunch at 10 a.m. at the home of Rod Greil, followed by a leisurely pontoon boat ride on Lake Mohawksin.
Come visit at either event. For information, contact Jack or Judy Leggett at 715-453-3966.
8-17-20188-24-2018ArtStart in Rhinelander
ArtStart in Rhinelander is hosting Eat To The Beat, a free lunchtime concert series at the center, 68 S. Stevens St., with Scott Kirby, Aug. 17; and Robert “One May” Johnson, Aug. 24.
8-18-20188-18-2018■ OUTDOOR CALENDAR
August 18
• Fall bonus wild turkey harvest authorizations will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Turkey permit availability will be posted on the wild turkey page of the DNR website. August 21
• Deadline for successful applicants to transfer Class A Bear License to a youth hunter.
More information is available at dnr.wi.gov
8-18-20188-18-2018Grace Lutheran Church celebrating 125 years
On Saturday, Aug. 18, there will be an ice cream social at Grace Lutheran Church at 4 p.m., followed by a church service at 5 p.m. The celebration continues Sunday at Veteran’s Memorial Park at 10 a.m. (Rain location is the church). Bring lawn chairs and a dish to share for a potluck picnic overlooking the river. This celebration is open to the whole community.
8-18-20188-18-2018The Log Church-annual Social
The Log Church, Hwy. 8, Tripoli, is planning its annual Social Saturday, Aug. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featured will be the Ontonagan High View Bluegrass Band.
8-19-20188-19-2018Gleason Tractor Pull
Gleason Antique Tractor Show & Tractor Pull – Sunday, Aug. 19, pancake breakfast, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; tractor show and pull, noon, sponsored by Gleason Area Lions, held at Lions Park, N5179 Bradley St. Information: 715-873-4131.
8-19-20188-19-2018Poultry Shoot for Youth Scholarship
Sunday, Aug. 19, Somo Fish and Game Club, Club grounds on County Road CC.
8-21-20188-21-2018Aquaponics, Hydroponics farm visit
Join TAG (Tomahawk Area Gardeners) for an “Aquaponics and Hydroponics” farm tour (described a “fish with lettuce and herbs and have some summer salad”) as all are invited to go to the Three Sons Pork’nGreen Farm in Hazlehurst Tuesday, Aug. 21. Meet at 4 p.m. at the wayside at Hwy. 8 and County Road A to carpool. Bring a bag lunch and beverage to enjoy at the farm.
Direct questions to Marie at 715-224-2243.
8-22-20188-26-2018Price County Fair
Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 22-26, Fairgrounds, Phillips. Includes free carnival rides with gate admission.
8-25-20188-25-2018Scott Coley Open
Wisconsin Water Ski Federation Scott Coley Open – Saturday, Aug. 25, Kwahamot Water Ski team hosting show tournament all day.
8-31-20188-31-2018OUTDOOR CALENDAR
Training dogs by pursuing bear allowed through August 31.
(Note exception on DNR lands; see current Wisconsin bear hunting regulations for rules.)
9-1-20189-1-2018Last Kwahamot Ski Show
Last Kwahamot Ski Show of Season – Saturday, Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m.
9-1-20189-2-2018Prentice Progress Days
Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 1-2 (rain date Monday, Sept. 3), various locations in Prentice.Glow-in-dark kickball, Grumpy Grandpa’s 5k Run/Walk, softball tourney, volleyball, arts and crafts, parade, kids’ rides, BBQ chicken dinner, food, historical display, horse pull, airplane rides, kids’ fishing contest, live bands, pancake breakfast, golf, softball, cornhole tournments, music, community hymn sing. Sponsored by Prentice Lions, Volunteer Fire Department, Optimists Club. Information: 715-428-2124, 715-428-2544.
9-3-20189-3-2018Merrill Labor D. Parade & Car Show
Merrill Labor Day Parade and Merrill Lions Car Show – Monday, Sept. 3, Merrill. Parade downtown, 10 a.m.; events at Merrill Festival Grounds at noon, classic car show, Habitat for Humanity Auction, flea market, entertainment for kids, concessions.
9-8-20189-8-2018A Country Afternoon
Saturday, Sept. 8, following annual meeting at 11 a.m., Knox Creek Heritage Center, N4517 W. Knox Creek Rd., off Hwy. 8, Brantwood. Glimpse of farm life long ago, old-time country social and picnic. Picnic meal, new exhibits, crafts, demos by local crafters, old crafts, quilting display, bread and sweet bread sale, baking contest, raffles, live music, historic displays, watch old activities. Information: 715-564-2520, 715-564-2525.
9-8-20189-8-2018Gleason Area Lions Tractor/Truck Pull
Gleason Area Lions Tractor/Truck Pull – Saturday, Sept. 8, noon, Lions Park, Gleason. Information: 715-873-4131
9-8-20189-8-2018No Frills Marathon
Saturday, Sept. 8, following Bearskin Trail from Tomahawk to Minocqua; race starts 7 a.m. from Nokomis Community Park, County Road L, Tomahawk; Half marathon starts one quarter mile north of Lakewood Road, 8 a.m., both finish at Bearskin Trailhead behind Minocqua Post Office. Register: www.minocquanofrillsmarathon.com.
Saturday, Sept. 8, SARA Park, sponsored by Tomahawk Lions Club. Music by Connection; German food, refreshments.
9-13-20189-13-2018AMVETS Post 2000 - cash raffle
AMVETS Post 2000 Merrill/ Tomahawk will be conducting its annual cash raffle. The grand prize is $500; second, $300; third, $100; fourth and fi fth, $50 each.
Tickets are $5. The drawing will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at the AMVETS monthly meeting at Pine Ridge Restaurant, Merrill.
Winners need not be present to win. Proceeds will be donated to veterans organizations. Tickets are available through AMVET members. For information, contact Richard Jeske, post commander, at 715-219-0334.
9-13-20189-16-2018Fall Ride for MDA
37th Annual Tomahawk Fall Ride for MDA – Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 13-16: Tomahawk’s premier event and huge fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Multi-day motorcycle rally that attracts tens of thousands of bike enthusiasts, with Harley-Davidson plant tours, Friday night Thunder Parade, live music at downtown street dances Friday and Saturday, bike raffles, Chamber bonfire/brat fry and much more. Major events at SARA Park Thursday-Saturday hosted by MDA, Harley-Davidson plant(s), downtown and Nokomis Community Park, plus venues throughout community. Tomahawk VFW hosts downtown activities, helping support veterans. Information: 715-453-5334; watch for updates and follow-up pictures at www.tomahawkleader.com. The Tomahawk Leader also publishes the official Fall Ride Guide in August.
9-21-20189-23-2018Bill’s Musky Club Tournament
Friday-Sunday, Sept. 21-23, Merrill Dam south on Wisconsin River. Information: billsmuskyclub.com.
9-28-20189-28-2018Lakeland Coin and Stamp Club Sho
The Lakeland Coin and Stamp Club Show takes place Saturday, July 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Woodruff Town Hall. Admission is free.
9-29-20189-29-2018Annual Christmas Tree Festival
Saturday, Sept. 29, Christmas tree contest, tree toss, parade at 11 a.m., craft show/flea market, “Run to the Peak” race to Timm’s Hill, kids’ games, chicken BBQ, ultimate Frisbee, Ogema Public Library book sale, tours of Pioneer House Museum, Ogema Fire Company’s annual Fireman’s Dance at fire hall, 7 p.m. Information: 715-428-2711, 715-767-5989.
10-5-201810-7-2018Northwoods Art Tour
Northwoods Art Tour – Friday-Sunday, Oct. 5-7. Artists’ private studios and galleries open throughout Northwoods, including Tomahawk, including Lincoln, Oneida, Vilas, Iron and Langlade counties, with free
10-6-201810-6-2018Lincoln Lager Barleyfest
Lincoln Lager Barleyfest – Saturday, Oct. 6, 2-6 p.m., Smith Center (MARC), 1100 Marc Dr., Merrill. Unique craft beer tasting festival; food, games, prizes. Donations go to local charities, including Lincoln County Humane Society, Merrill Food Pantry, Merrill Historical Society. Information: 715-536-7313; Dan.Wendorf@ci.merrill.wi.us.
10-27-201810-27-2018Fall Festival & Trick or Treating
Fall Festival and Trick or Treating – Saturday, Oct. 27, downtown Tomahawk, Halloween festivities. Information: www.tomahawkmainstreet.org, 715-453-1090.
11-4-201811-4-2018Gleason-Lions Pancake Breakfast
Gleason Area Lions Pancake Breakfast andBlood Drive – Sunday, Nov. 4, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Lions Park, N5179 Bradley St., Gleason. Information: 715-873-4131.
11-16-201811-16-2018Tomahawk Free Venison Feed
Friday, Nov. 16, 11:30 a.m. until gone, downtown Tomahawk. Serving venison burgers as kickoff to fall hunting. Tomahawk Chamber event. Information: 715-453-5334, 800-569-2160.
11-24-201811-24-2018Christmas Wonderland
Saturday, Nov. 24, Tomahawk. Santa’s arrival, holiday tree display. Tomahawk Chamber event. Information: 715-453-5334, 800-569-2160.
11-24-201811-24-2018Shop Small Shopping
Shop Small Shopping Day – Saturday, Nov. 24 throughout Tomahawk; follows Black Friday, to support small businesses.
12-1-201812-1-2018Finnish Independence Day
Saturday, Dec. 1, Finnish Mojakka (stew) dinner cooked over outdoors wood fire served from 2-4 p.m., homemade bread; program to follow, Brantwood Community Center, N4888 Stadium Rd., corners of Hwy. 8 and County Road D, Brantwood. Event sponsored by Knox Creek Heritage Center. Information: 715-564-2520, 715-564-2525.
Ongoing Events
Open Arms Community 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
AA, Al-Anon meetings
Tomahawk AA meetings are held: Mondays, 7 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 12 E. Wisconsin Ave., (CS); Wednesdays, noon, Grace House, W. Somo Ave. and Third St.; Fridays, 7:30 p.m., Grace House, W. Somo Ave. and Third St., (OBBS); Saturdays, 9 a.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 111 W. Washington (CBM); Sundays, 10:10 a.m., Grace House, W. Somo Ave. and Third St., (CD). Al-Anon meetings are held: Mondays, 7 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 12 E. Wisconsin Ave.; Saturdays, 9 a.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 111 W. Washington Ave. AA Help Line, 715-367-7920.
New waste, recycling site
The Town of Bradley waste and recycling sites will combine and officially open by the Town Hall, 1518 W. Mohawk Dr., the beginning of January. The compaction center will be open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Town residents will need to present a disposal sticker to the attendant on duty
Lincoln County adds $20 wheel tax
Lincoln County residents will now be taxed $20 for each vehicle they own in the form of a new “annual county vehicle registration fee” in addition to current fees associated with owning a vehicle
HAVEN Progressive Bingo
Sundays, 7 p.m.,
Les & Jim’s Lincoln Lanes, 1208 N. Center Ave., Merrill. Information: 715-536-1300.
Business Card Directory
Check out the area’s new business card directory!
Providing contact information for a wide range of businesses and services.
Kwahamot ski shows starting
The 2018 Kwahamot Ski Club season gets underway Saturday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Kwahamot Bay off North Fourth Street by Veterans Memorial Bridge. Free shows are held Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the summer, beginning at 7:30 p.m. initially and switching to 8 p.m. as of June 16. It’s back to 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 11.
Community 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.
Summer 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.
Main Street Farmers’ Market
Tuesday Tomahawk Main Street Farmers’ Market – Tuesdays throughout the summer, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or sold out, North Third Street and Wisconsin Avenue, downtown Tomahawk. Non-profit groups’ bake sales, occasional local entertainment. Information: 715-453-3676.
WaWui 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.
Cancer Support Group
Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center will be hosting a new monthly cancer support group called “Coping with Cancer” the first Tuesday of every month from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Minocqua Center, 9601 Townline Rd., conference room 5. This is a free program is cofacilitated by Colette Zunk, social worker, and Christine Hayes, oncology nurse.
Tomahawk Historical Museums
Two museums on East Washington Avenue. Open Tuesdays-Fridays, June 12 through Aug. 17, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Hosted by Tomahawk Area Historical Society. Information: 715-453-2056.
Six indoor pickleball courts at SARA Park. Summer schedule is Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Monday evening novice sessions 5:30 p.m., Friday morning women/novice sessions 9 a.m. When scheduling conflicts occur at SARA play at Kahle Park. Instruction available by reservation and at novice sessions. Equipment provided by SARA Park.
Loaner paddles available. Information: 715 966-0600, sarapark.tomahawk@hotmail.com.04-2018

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