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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.
1-23-20171-25-2017Area listening sessions
State Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) and Rep. Mary (Czaja) Felzkowski (R-Irma) will hold joint listening sessions for Lincoln County constituents Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Tomahawk Public Library, 300 W. Lincoln Ave., Tomahawk; and noon to 1 p.m. at the Merrill City Hall, 1004 E. 1st St., Merrill.

Tiffany also will join Rep. Rob Swearingen(R-Rhinelander) Monday, Jan. 23 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Minocqua Public Library, 415 Menominee St., Minocqua; and from 3 to 4 p.m. at Nicolet College, Northwoods Center, Room 207, 5364 College Dr., Rhinelander.
1-24-20171-24-2017DAVE DRIVAS AND FRIENDS:
A little Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John Prine and The Eagles. Mix in some Bob Dylan, Jimmy Buffet, Gordon Lightfoot, and an Elvis medley for good measure. That’s what local musician Dave Drivas and friends have in store for concert-goers attending his upcoming performance at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the Nicolet College Theatre, Rhinelander. “I really like the storytellers,” said Drivas, who’s been a mainstay of the Northwoods music scene for decades. The concert is part of the Nicolet Live! performing arts series, which features numerous national acts as well as local artists. Drives will share the stage with long-time friends and musicians Mark Wayne, Charlie Strong and Dan Cable. Tickets are $10 and can be ordered online at nicoletlive.com or by calling 715-365-4646.
1-24-20171-24-2017Explore Careers in Corrections
Anyone interested in criminal justice is invited to attend a Careers in Corrections Open House at Nicolet College, Rhinelander, from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, in Birchwoods Center 116. Prospective students can learn about the training necessary to work in corrections, primarily as county jailers, and how the upcoming nine-credit Jail
Officer Academy can serve as a stepping stone to other jobs in the criminal justice and law enforcement fields. The 12-week academy will meet one night a week and on Saturdays beginning the third week of March. For information, contact Tim Gerdmann, Criminal Justice Services specialist and academy director at 715- 365-4535 or tgerdmann@ nicoletcollege.edu.
1-24-20171-24-2017Grief Support Group
Generations Funeral Home, 1400 N. 4th St., will offer a grief support group beginning Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m., then meeting every Tuesday for 10 weeks. Karen Jurgens will facilitate. Anyone experiencing grief through loss is welcome. Preregister at 715-224-3182 or simply go to the fi rst session. There is no charge.
1-24-20171-24-2017SHARE THE CARE:
A new experience to help those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers Local presentation Jan. 24. Share The Care is a statewide program. There is no cost to participate. Afternoon snacks and beverage will be served. Contact Joan Litwitz, Share The Care project coordinator, at 715-651-2120
1-24-20171-26-2017It’s Your Government
Tuesday, Jan. 24 – Oneida County Social Services Committee, 9 a.m., Courthouse, Rhinelander.

Tuesday, Jan. 24 – Lincoln County Local Emergency Planning Committee, 10 a.m., Service Center, Merrill. Agenda includes: facilities update, state; spill reports; HAZ-MAT equipment grant, training; LEPC requirements for POW (review updates to co-wide HAZ-MAT strategic plan for Plan of Work compliance).

Tuesday, Jan. 24 – Oneida County Joint Labor Relations, Employee Services, Administration Committees, 1 p.m., Courthouse, Rhinelander.

Tuesday, Jan. 24 – City of Tomahawk Water and Sewer Utility Commission, 5 p.m., City Hall, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: review chapter 98, utilities.

Tuesday, Jan. 24 – City of Merrill Personnel and Finance Committee, 5:15 p.m., City Hall, Merrill.

Wednesday, Jan. 25 – City of Merrill Enrichment Center Committee, 8 a.m., City Hall, Merrill.

Wednesday, Jan. 25 – City of Tomahawk Commission on Aging, 1 p.m., Senior Center, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: senior center name change, director position(s), Tomahawk Area Interfaith Volunteers-partnership; Fishing Unlimited storage building located on senior center city property; abandoned vehicles in senior center parking lot.

Wednesday, Jan. 25 – Oneida County Planning and Development, 1 p.m., Courthouse, Rhinelander.

Wednesday, Jan. 25 – Merrill Area Public Schools Health Insurance
Advisory Committee, 4 p.m., MAPS Building, Merrill.

Wednesday, Jan. 25 – City of Tomahawk Personnel Committee, 5 p.m., Senior Center, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: non-union employee wages, benefi t package; review crew member promotion policy.

Wednesday, Jan. 25 – City of Merrill Water and Sewage Committee, 5 p.m., City Hall, Merrill.

Wednesday, Jan. 25 – City of Merrill Board of Public Works, 5:30 p.m., City Hall, Merrill.

Wednesday, Jan. 25 – Merrill Area Public Schools Regular Board of Education Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,MAPS Building, Merrill. Agenda includes: reports; calendar advisory; formation of referendum planning committee/process; Jay Stadium update; MAPS/Wausau East hockey co-op; state report card; Maple Grove charter school contract; 2017-18 school calendar/budget forecast, adoption expenditure assumptions; approval Washington DC, New York trip; open enrollment spaces; Bridges Virtual Academy applicant selection process; renew WERM membership; creation, food pantry, Merrill High School; new district website; Apple briefi ng; Skyward fee management; capital improvement plan, facilities; commercial kitchen upgrade, MHS FACE room; designation, Maple Grove as school forest; technical correction throughout policy manual to change district compliance offi car; community conversation outcomes; Kate Goodrich PTO funds for parent coordinator position, classroom field trips donation; consent agenda (hirings, recruitment, resignations/ retirement; donations); closed session
(administrators’, supervisors’ evaluations; superintendent’s performance evaluation; discuss possible salary increase, human resources director; consider waiving requiring former teacher, who resigned prior to first contracted day of work, to refund wages disbursed prior to first workday); open session.

Wednesday, Jan. 25 – City of Merrill Public Hearing, 6 p.m., City Hall, Merrill. Agenda includes: sidewalk inspection, area generally confit ned to Fourth District (isolated sidewalk repairs, driveway approaches, curb and gutter, requested or needed; new sidewalk extensions as requested and/or approved); resurfacing Poplar Street from East Fifth north to East Sixth Street (curb/ gutter/pavement replacement; limited sidewalk replacement associated with curb/gutter replacements); reconstruction Chestnut Street from East Sixth north to East Eighth Street (replacement, water, sewer main and laterals; replacement, upgrade existing storm sewer; curb/ gutter/pavement replacement; limited sidewalk replacement); paving Edgewater Drive from Grand Avenue to Highland Drive (curb/gutter/pavement placement; storm sewer inlet adjustments;) paving Highland Drive, entire length (curb/gutter/pavement placing; storm sewer inlet adjustments); paving Francis Street from East Sixth to East Eighth Street (curb/gutter/pavement placing; storm sewer inlet adjustments); paving Hollywood Drive from East Eighth to East 10th Streets (curb, gutter, pavement placing; storm sewer inlet adjustments); paving East Tenth Street from Sales Street to Memorial Drive (curb/gutter/pavement placing; storm sewer inlet adjustments; sidewalk installation, north side only.

Thursday, Jan. 26 – North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Committee, 8:30 a.m., Northcentral Technical Institute, Wausau. Thursday, Jan. 26 – Northcentral ITBEC Board, Tourism and Economic Development Advisory Committee Joint Meeting, 10 a.m., Hazlehurst. Agenda includes: reports (Northwoods Rail Transit Commission; WCA legislative exchange; district meeting; Wisconsin Ag Tourism Association); accept $5,000 from WCA, travel related expenses; 2017 travel expense overage; booth at conference marketplace; broadband boot camp report; Good Neighbor Authority.

Thursday, Jan. 26 – Lincoln County Veterans Service Commission, 11 a.m., Veterans Offi ce, Merrill. Agenda includes: financial report; closed session (veterans relief applications for financial assistance); open session.

Thursday, Jan. 26 – Merrill Area Public Schools Policy Committee, 4:30 p.m., MAPS Building, Merrill. Agenda includes: technical excellence higher education scholarship; selection instructional materials, equipment; public requests, suggestions, complaints; student suspensions, pre-expulsions, expulsions; sale/disposal equipment, materials, library books; procurement card program; offi coal public records notice, fee schedule; dress, grooming.
1-24-20171-31-2017Tomahawk Senior Center activities
Tomahawk Senior Center activities
113 S. Tomahawk Ave. • Call 1-715-453-5757 to register

Tuesday, Jan. 24 – Chair exercises, 1 p.m.; adult coloring, 1-3 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 25 – Exercise DVD, 8:30 a.m.; local shopping, 9 a.m., call to RSVP; ADRC Mary Rheinschmidt presentation, 1 p.m.;
Commission on Aging meeting, 1 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 26 – Knit and Sit, 1 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 27 – Exercise DVD Walking Wonders, 8:30 a.m.; Wii bowling, 9:30 a.m.; chair exercises, 1 p.m., cards to follow.

Monday, Jan. 30 – Exercise DVD, 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 31 – Chair exercises, 1 p.m.; dementia basics, 1 p.m. adult coloring, 1-3 p.m.
1-25-20171-25-2017Economic Vitality Committee
On Jan. 25 there will be a meeting of the Main Street Economic Vitality Committee for further discussion on developing strategies and interpreting market information.
1-25-20171-25-2017Part of Red Ribbon Week
Part of Red Ribbon Week
Lenz to speak to students, community about self, empowerment, bullying
In a community effort to promote positive choices, self-worth and understanding of individual differences, Tomahawk Middle School, Tomahawk Elementary School, Kinship of Tomahawk, Tomahawk ABC (anti-bullying group) and local church communities are hosting a Dignity Revolution event for students and families Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. in the Tomahawk School District auditorium.
1-25-20171-25-2017Tiffany, Felzkowski listening sessions
State Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) and Rep. Mary (Czaja) Felzkowski (R-Irma) will hold joint listening sessions for Lincoln County
constituents Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Tomahawk Public Library, 300 W. Lincoln Ave., Tomahawk; and noon to 1 p.m. at the Merrill City Hall, 1004 E. 1st St., Merrill.
1-26-20171-26-2017G&W discussions with CN rail
A Northcentral ITBEC Board, and Tourism and Economic
Development Advisory Committee joint meeting is slated
Thursday, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. at the Hazelhurst Town Hall,
7020 Hwy. 51, Hazelhurst. Among the agenda items is the
project director’s report, including the Northwoods Rail Transit
will hold its first meeting of 2017 in the conference room of the
Eagle River Airport at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26. The airport is located
at 1311 Airport Road in Eagle River.
1-26-20171-26-2017“Estate Planning"
A webinar titled “Estate Planning for Your Family and Farm” will be held Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Lincoln County Service Center, 801 N. Sales
St., Merrill, in Room 156 on the lower level . This webinar is the fifth in a series of webinars from UW-Extension that will focus on a variety of farm succession topics. This two-hour webinar begins at 1 p.m. Cost is $5, with required pre-registration at 715-539-1072. Upcoming topics
include Feb. 23, Long Term Care: Planning for My Future Needs; and March 23, Medicaid Eligibility and Recovery.
1-28-20171-28-2017Cardboard Sled Race
Saturday, Jan. 28 – Merrill Winterfest Cardboard Sled Race, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Lion’s Park, Merrill. Registration, 11 a.m.; judging, 11:30 a.m., racing, noon.
Sponsored by Merrill Optimist Club. Design and build a person-powered, corrugated cardboard sled to descend Lion’s Hill slope. Register: https://www.facebook.com/ events/749253818561928/.
1-28-20171-28-2017Getty Open Jan. 28
Strikers Bowling Bar and Grill will host a bowling tournament Saturday, Jan. 28 that pays honor to one of Tomahawk’ most prolific bowlers ever and pioneer in women’s bowling– Getty Pickett – at the 18th annual Getty Open. Over her lifelong career as a bowler, Getty took part in a number of state bowling tournaments and three national bowling tournaments. She went to Minneapolis in 1964, to Las Vegas in 1973 and in 1977 bowled in national tournament held in Milwaukee.
1-28-20171-28-2017Guided Snowshoe Hike
Saturday, Jan. 28 – Northwoods Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance Snowshoe Hike, 10 a.m. Guided hike in Underdown area of Lincoln County Forest. Meet at Underdone Recreation parking lot on Copper Lake Road. Trail is “moderately difficult; bring snowshoes, drink, weather-appropriate clothing; there will be hot cider, hot chocolate, cookies, blazing fire. No charge; donations to chapter accepted. Directions from Tomahawk: Hwy. 51 South to County Road J at Irma, left on J to H, right on H to Copper Lake Road, left to Underdown parking lot, follow Ice Age Trail signs. Information: 715-551-1118, brjaecks@outlook.com.
1-28-20171-28-2017Merrill Ice Drags
Saturday, Jan. 28 – Merrill Ice Drags: Auto racing on 1/8th mile track on Lake Alexander, entrance through Council Grounds State Park, Merrill (no state park sticker needed for spectator area with free parking along fence; parking in State Park lots does require sticker). Registration 8:30-10:30 a.m.; drivers’ meeting, 11:30 a.m.; racing at noon. Pit pass admission: Adults, $12; kids 6-14, $7; under 6, free. Cub Scout food vendor on site. Information: 715-218-9668; merrillicedrags.com.
1-28-20171-28-2017Northern Paddle & Trail Ski
Saturday, Jan. 28 – Northern Paddle & Trail Ski – Escanaba/Pallette Lake Trails, noon for 4 hours. Difficulty 2-4. RSVP: Dan and Marj Mehring, 715-360-6573.
1-28-20171-28-2017Red Higgins Classic
Sunday, Jan. 29 – Red Higgins Classic Country Show, 2:30 p.m., Tomahawk School District auditorium, 1048 E. King Rd., Tomahawk. Tickets at local sites including Tomahawk Leader and Tomahawk VFW Hall, 715-453-0854. Proceeds benefit Wounded Warrior In Action Foundation and Never Forgotten Honor Flight.
1-28-20171-28-2017Snowshoe hike on Ice Age Trail
The Northwoods Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance will host a guided snowshoe hike in the Underdown area of the Lincoln County Forest Saturday, Jan. 28, starting at 10 a.m.
1-28-20171-28-2017Winter Shindig & Raffle
Saturday, Jan. 28 – Winter Shindig & Raffle, sponsored by Harshaw Wanderers Snowmobile Club at Thirsty Giraffe. Information: 715-966-0401
1-28-20171-28-2017Women’s Winter Warm-up
Looking for some fun and socialization during these winter months? The Tomahawk Leader has a solution! Local businesses will be participating in a Women’s Winter Warm-up event Saturday, Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check the Jan. 24 Tomahawk Leader for a list of participating businesses.
1-28-20171-28-2017Woodland Owners Conference
Woodland Owners Conference Glacierland Resource Conservation & Development Council is accepting registrations for the 2017 Northeast Wisconsin Woodland Owners Conference slated Jan. 28 at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay. The conference will feature topics of interest to forest landowners.
David MacFarlund, large carnivore specialist for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), will present “Cougars, Bears & Wolves – Oh My!” MacFarlund has a passion for Wisconsin’s wildlife and the lands they depend on, much of which is privately held and managed woodlands. He lives with family in a red oak forest outside of Rhinelander.
1-28-20172-3-2017St. Mary’s celebrating 100 years
St. Mary’s School is celebrating 100 years of Catholic education during Catholic Schools Week, beginning Saturday and Sunday.
Among the special events are family testimonials during Masses over the weekend and an open house at noon Sunday with fourth and fifth graders giving tours.
There also will be a classroom scavenger hunt. Tuesday, Jan. 31 is designated Duct Tape Tuesday.
There will be an all-school retreat on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 1. Kids will Dress Like Your Teacher that Wednesday. The Bishop’s Mass is slated Thursday and Friday, Feb. 3 is Grandparents’ Day.
1-29-20171-29-2017SHOW TO BENEFIT VETERANS
A Classic Country Show to benefit the Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation and the Never Forgotten Honor Flight will feature Red Higgins and the Yankee Train Band on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2:30 p.m. at the Tomahawk School District auditorium. Tickets for the family show are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the VFW on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon, the Tomahawk Leader, Park City Credit Union and its branch
at Nelson’s County Market, Tomahawk Community Bank, River Valley Bank, WJJQ and the Tomahawk Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact the VFW at 715-453-0854.
2-4-20172-4-2017Alice in Wonderland Ice Fishing
Saturday, Feb. 4 – Alice in Winterland Ice Fishing Festival, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Lake Alice between Horseshoe Road and Angler Avenue boat landings, Tomahawk. On-ice registration 7 a.m.; pre-registration, Pine Pointe Resort, Viegut’s, Bottoms Up Bar and Grill, Aquatic Arts & Wildlife; cost $5 per person, $10, family. Prize including prizes for all kids who register a fish. General raffle with over $1,500 in prizes; other raffles, door prizes; food. Sponsored by Lake Alice Association, Inc. Information: 262-337-1721 and on Facebook.
2-4-20172-4-2017Gleason-Ice Ovals Night Races
Saturday, Feb. 4 – Gleason Ice Ovals Night Races and Live Band: Gates open noon, racing at 3 p.m. Go-cart, snowmobile, ATV races for Peewee, ages 12 and below, through ages 16 and older, Gleason Community Park, off Hwy. 17. Live band with The Dukes, 7-11 p.m.
Sponsored by Gleason Community Club. Information: gleasoncc.org.
2-4-20172-4-2017Merrill Ice Drags
Saturday, Feb. 4 – Merrill Ice Drags: Auto racing on 1/8th mile track on Lake Alexander, entrance through Council Grounds State Park, Merrill. Memorial Race. Registration 8:30-10:30 a.m.; drivers’ meeting, 11:30 a.m.; racing at noon. Information: 715-218-9668; merrillicedrags.com.
2-4-20172-4-2017Northwoods Riders Cookout
Saturday, Feb. 4 – Northwoods Riders Cookout, Riders garage. Information: 715-453-7922, 715-490-2977.
2-4-20172-4-2017Treehaven Tromp
Whether looking to have a fun day on the trails or to watch some of the top performers around compete in a United States Snowshoe Association qualifying race, the Treehaven Tromp taking place Saturday, Feb. 4 will provide plenty of entertainment for participants and spectators alike. The afternoon of festivities and competition gets underway at 10 a.m. with the start of the 10K race that serves as a United States Snowshoe Association (USSSA) regional qualifier and a Braveheart Series race. A 5K race/fun run all are invited to take part in is set to follow starting at 10:15 a.m. The course navigates scenic Northwoods snowshoe trails that span the 1,400-acre Treehaven property, located east of Tomahawk at W2540 Pickerel Creek Rd. off of CTH A. The course offers a challenging mix of single and open-track trails. Cost is $35 per participant and includes long sleeved t-shirt with registration (early registration is encouraged to guarantee shirts are still available) and an all-you-can-eat chili lunch, door prizes, awards, snowshoe raffles, cookies and local beer and other beverages served following the races. Children under 12 are half price with a registered adult. Additional Friday night lodging is available at Treehaven. To register, see Treehaven’s Facebook page or call 715-453-4106.
2-4-20172-4-2017Wolf Track-Cross Country
Saturday, Feb. 4 – Wolf Tracks Rendezvous Cross Country Marathon and Half Marathon, Minocqua Winter Park, Minocqua. Features 42km marathon for intermediate and expert skiers and 24km half-marathon for beginner to intermediate skiers. Information: 715-356- 1099.
2-5-20172-5-2017Northwoods Riders
Sunday, Feb. 5 – Northwoods Riders Members Breakfast, Bootleggers. Information: 715-453-7922,715-490-2977.
2-6-20174-19-2017Nursing Assistant classes
Nicolet College will offer Nursing Assistant classes in Tomahawk starting in February with evening classes for individuals seeking a career in health care.
2-8-20174-6-2017Free Tax Assistance offered by AARP
Free Income Tax assistance is available for Tomahawk area residents starting Feb. 6 and continuing until April 17. This service is provided by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Foundation and is available to people with low to moderate income with special attention to those over the age of 60.
2-10-20172-10-2017Northern Paddle & Trail Hike
Friday, Feb. 10 – Northern Paddle & Trail Hike or Snowshoe Holmboe Nature Preserve at Moonlight, dusk (5:18 p.m.), Difficulty 2. Hike 1 to 1-1/2 mile loop. RSVP: Jean Johnson, 715-369-1433; jaj111@yahoo.com.
2-11-20172-11-2017Ice Fishing Jamboree
Saturday, Feb. 11 – Ice Fishing Jamboree, 6 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Little Spirit Lake Boat Landing, southeast of Ogema. No fee. Brats/chili at 11 a.m.; prizes, raffles. Information: 715-748-2724.
2-11-20172-11-2017Merrill Ice Drags
Saturday, Feb. 11 – Merrill Ice Drags: Auto racing on 1/8th mile track on Lake Alexander, entrance through Council Grounds State Park, Merrill (no state park sticker needed for spectator area with free parking along fence; parking in State Park lots does require sticker). Racing at noon. Information: 715-218-9668; merrillicedrags.com
2-11-20172-11-2017Northern Paddle & Trail Snowshoe
Saturday, Feb. 11 – Northern Paddle & Trail Snowshoe – Tara Lila Trail, 10 a.m., Difficulty 2. RSVP: Larry and Lynn Zibell, lzibell@gmail.com.
2-11-20172-11-2017Northwoods Passage Sled Raffle
Saturday, Feb. 11 – Northwoods Passage Sled Raffle, Oak’s Pub. Information: 715-966-4385.
2-18-20172-18-2017Gleason Ice Ovals Races
Saturday, Feb. 18 – Gleason Ice Ovals Races: Gates open 8 a.m., racing at 11 a.m. Go-cart, snowmobile and ATV for Peewee, ages 12 and below, through ages 16 and older, Gleason Community Park, off Hwy. 17. Sponsored by Gleason Community Club. Information: gleasoncc.org.
2-18-20172-18-2017Maday’s Fisheree
Saturday, Feb. 18 – Northwoods Passage Maday’s Fisheree, Fish Trap. Information: 715-966-4385.
2-18-20172-18-2017Merrill Ice Drags
Saturday, Feb. 18 – Merrill Ice Drags: Auto racing on 1/8th mile track on Lake Alexander, entrance through Council Grounds State Park, Merrill. Championships.
Registration 8:30-10:30 a.m.; drivers’ meeting, 11:30 a.m.; racing at noon. Pit pass admission: Adults, $12; kids 6-14, $7; under 6, free. Hearing protection recommended. Cub Scout food vendor on site. Information: 715-218-9668;
2-24-20172-25-2017Winter Hatchet Nationals
Friday-Saturday, Feb. 24-25 – Winter Hatchet Nationals, Tomahawk Speedway, N11046 Cty. Rd. A, Tomahawk. Ice Oval Snowmobile Racing at Tomahawk Speedway under lights Friday, starts at 3 p.m., and during day Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. Races sanctioned by USSA Pro Star Racing Series with big money TLR CUP Tour racing series, including Champ 440, Outlaw 600 and Factory Stock 600 sleds. Fireworks display after races Friday; vendors; food; kitty cat races; raffles; great party atmosphere. Prices: one day, $15; weekend, $25. Information: 715-891-9209, blaze@witpros.com, Facebook. com/tomahawkspeedway, tomahawk-speedway.
2-24-20172-26-2017Skating for a Cure
Friday-Sunday, Feb. 24-26 – Skating for a Cure, fourth annual Mary’s Moscow Mule Cup, sponsored by Mary’s Hangout, SARA Park Ice Arena. Divisions: 18+ or 30+, USA hockey rules; concessions, raffles, adult beverages. Information: 715-612-0942, 715-966-7437; Facebook: Mary’s Moscow Mule Cup (4th annual).
2-25-20172-25-2017Gleason Ice Ovals Races
Saturday, Feb. 25 – Gleason Ice Ovals Races: Gates open 8 a.m., racing at 11 a.m. Go-cart, snowmobile and ATV for Peewee, ages 12 and below, through ages 16 and older, Gleason Community Park, off Hwy. 17. Sponsored by Gleason Community Club. Information: gleasoncc.org.
2-25-20172-25-2017Merrill Ice Drags
Saturday, Feb. 25 – Merrill Ice Drags: Auto racing on 1/8th mile track on Lake Alexander, entrance through Council Grounds State Park, Merrill. Grudge Match/Bracket Races and Banquet. Racing at noon. Information: 715-218-9668; merrillicedrags.com.
2-25-20172-25-2017Poker Run & Grub
Saturday, Feb. 25 – Northwoods Passage Poker Run & Grub, Twin Bay Resort. Information: 715-966-4385.
2-25-20172-25-2017Somo Fish and Game Jamboree
Somo Fish and Game Club’s annual Ice Fishing Jamboree – Saturday, Feb. 25, Somo Lake, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Early registration begins at Somo Lake starting at 8 a.m. Registration is located near boat landing between Tomahawk Lodge and Somo View Resort on CTH CC. Prizes for the
biggest catches in five fish categories. Hourly door prizes, plus additional raffles with drawing at 3 p.m. Registration for family-oriented event is $1 for adults and 50 cents for
ages 16 and younger. To get to the jamboree take CTH CC west of Tomahawk about eight miles and look for the Somo Lake boat landing. Proceeds benefit the Somo Fish and Game Club’s annual efforts and scholarships. Information: 715-493-1656.
2-25-20172-25-2017Sportsmen’s Expo
Saturday, Feb. 25 – Sportsmen’s Expo & Wild Game Feed, 2-7 p.m., Ogema Baptist Church, Ogema. Vendors, wild game meal, guest speaker, drawings. Information: 715-820-2214.
3-4-20173-4-2017Team Slayer Ice Tourney
Saturday, March 4 – Team Slayer Ice Fishing Tourney, 5 a.m.-6:30 p.m., fish any lake in Wisconsin, with registration at end of contest at Pine Tree Supper Club, Tomahawk. Benefits Kippenberg Creek Kids. Information: Team Slayer Facebook page.
3-4-20173-4-2017Team Slayer Ice Tourney
Saturday, March 4, can fish any lake in Wisconsin with registration at Pine Tree Supper Club at end of contest, 5 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Team Slayer will hold its 15th annual ice fishing contest to raise money for Kippenberg Creek Kids, a non-profit organization that provides no-cost hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and other outdoor trips for children with disabilities or life-threatening illnesses and their families. Plenty of door prizes and raffles, plus prizes for biggest fish; ties go to the first fish registered.
Information: Team Slayer Facebook page.
3-5-20173-5-2017Skijor Race
Sunday, March 5 – Skijor Race, Minocqua Winter Park, 7543 Squirrel Hill Rd., Minocqua. Experienced and novice participants compete with dogs on skijor loop. Information: 715-356-1099.
3-11-20173-11-2017Northwoods Passage Banquet
Saturday, March 11 – Northwoods Passage Snowmobile Club Winter Celebration Banquet, Inshalla Country Club, Tomahawk. Cocktails, 5 p.m.; dinner 7 p.m. Tickets $50 each; sponsor, Early Bird raffle packets before March 1; procrastinator’s raffle ticket packets after March 1. Banquet helps club maintain 4 groomers and 6 drags for grooming over 275 miles of snowmobile trails from Tripoli to Hazelhurst to Rhinelander to Tomahawk. Information: Brian Viegut, 715-612-4059.
3-12-20173-12-2017Holmboe Nature Preserve at Moonligh
Sunday, March 12 – Northern Paddle & Trail Hike or Snowshoe the Holmboe Nature Preserve at Moonlight, dusk (7 p.m.), Difficulty 2. Meet behind Taylor Park Nursing Home, Boyce Dr., Rhinelander. Hike 1 to 1-1/2 mile loop. Trail is hilly and a little tricky, very pretty. Northern Paddle & Trail is Rhinelander-based group of people interested in various silent sports in all seasons. RSVP Jean Johnson, 715-369-1433; jaj111@yahoo.com.
3-18-20173-18-2017Annual St. Urho/Celebration
Saturday, March 18 – 26th Annual St. Urho/ St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Brentwood Community Center, Hwy. 8, Brantwood. Soup buffet. Information: 715-564-2525; 715-564-2520.
3-18-20173-18-2017Taste of Tomahawk
Saturday, March 18 – Taste of Tomahawk, 1-4:30 p.m., Inshalla Country Club. Local and statewide breweries and wineries, plus great food. Sponsored by Tomahawk Chamber of Commerce. Information: 715-453- 5443 or 800-569-2160; chambert@gototomahawk.com.
3-25-20173-25-2017Ogema Lions Club Pancake Supper
Saturday, March 25 – Ogema Lions Club Pancake Supper, 4-7 p.m., Ogema Elementary School. Pancakes and fixin’s. Information: 715-428-2711.
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.
Merrill History, Culture Center hours
Merrill Historical Society recently adopted new hours of operation for the Merrill History & Culture Center at 100 East Third St., Merrill. Hours for January and February 2017 are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with extended hours on Wednesdays until 3 p.m. The History & Culture Center will be open on weekends in January and February only by appointment by calling the Historical Society offi ce at 715-536-5652 during the regularly scheduled hours. Current temporary exhibits at the History & Culture Center are A Collector’s Christmas, open through Jan. 25, and Arnolf Tockley’s Story – Intersecting with the 20th Century, which is open through April.
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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