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Calendar of Events


Upcoming Events
Start DateEnd DateEvent Description
7-10-20179-30-2017Friday Night Farmers Market
Fridays excluding Fall Ride weekend, July through September, 4-7 p.m., city’s municipal parking lot, West Somo Avenue across from City Hall. Locally grown fruits and vegetables; vendors selling gifts, crafts.
7-31-20178-26-2017DNR Gun Hunter Education Course
Sign-up begins July 31 for DNR Gun Hunter Education Course
The Tomahawk Hunter Safety Group will be conducting the International Hunter Education Association (IHEA) Hunter Education Course with registration getting underway July 31. This course has been approved by the Wisconsin DNR
• Classroom training skills and review sessions, which will be on Tuesday, Aug. 22 and Thursday, Aug. 24.
• The outdoor field day, which will be on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 8 a.m. until completion at the Somo Fish and Game Club on Hwy. CC.
All three tiers listed above are required to complete this class and meet all North American requirements for a hunter education certificate.
Sign-up will be at Park City Credit Union from noon to 8 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 31, Aug. 1 and Aug. 2. The class will be limited to the fi rst 40 students. Cost is $10.
8-1-20178-29-2017Mindfulness program
Ministry Koller Behavioral Health, part of Ascension, offers a monthly Mindfulness program in Rhinelander that is free to anyone in the community. “Mindful Energy” is the featured program for August and will be offered Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 29 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Ministry Riverside Clinic, 1020 Kabel Ave., Rhinelander, in the second floor conference room.
8-1-20178-31-2017Outdoor Calendar
Aug. 1:
•Fall turkey hunting applications due.
•Deadline to apply for wolf, bobcat, fi sher and otter permits.
•Deadline to apply for Upriver Winnebago system sturgeon spearing season.
•Sharp-tailed grouse season and permits: there are 25 permits available this year in management unit 8.
Aug. 14-17:
•Where available, bonus unit-specifi c antlerless deer tags for regular deer management units with a quota go on sale at 10 a.m. Tags can be purchased at the rate of one permit, per person, per day until the unit is sold out or the hunting season ends.
Aug. 22:
•Deadline for successful applicants to transfer Class A Bear License to a youth hunter.
Aug. 26:
•Fall wild turkey harvest permits remaining after the drawing will go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Turkey permit availability will be posted on the wild turkey page of the DNR website.
Aug. 31:
•Bear dog training by pursuing bear closes. It is illegal to train dogs from April 15 through July 31 on DNR lands, unless dogs are on a leash no longer than 8 feet, except for Class 1 fi eld trail grounds or for bear dog training on DNR lands other than state parks after July 1.
More information is available at dnr.wi.gov
8-2-20178-30-2017Lakeland Art League
Lakeland Art League will hold Open Painting & Critique from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays Aug. 2, 16, 23 and 30 at the Minocqua Community Building, 415 Menominee, Minocqua. Anyone interested in the arts is encouraged to attend.
Bring artwork you are working on. For information contact Leslie at 715-453-1652 or lakelandartleague.weebly. com.
8-2-20178-30-2017Stories by the River
Tomahawk Public Library will hold Stories by the River every Wednesday in August at 10:30 a.m. by the waterfront at the library on West Lincoln Avenue. Bring your children and a blanket if you’d like. If there’s extreme heat or rain, things will move indoors.
8-9-20178-23-2017Fall Archery
A Fall Archery Safety Education Class is also being offered and will take place on three Wednesday evenings, including Aug. 9, Aug. 16 and Aug. 23 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Tomahawk DNR. The field day for this course will be on Saturday, Aug. 26 from noon until complete.
Sign-up for the archery course will be at Park City Credit Union on July 31, Aug. 1 and Aug. 2 from noon to 8 p.m. Cost is $10.
8-15-20178-31-2017State Department of Transportation
State Department of Transportation crews will close and detour WIS 64 between the Taylor County line and Greiner Road, in the town of Corning, beginning Tuesday, Aug. 15.
The closure is necessary to replace two culverts: one over a branch of the Big Rib River and another over an unnamed stream. Traffic will be detoured via WIS 13, WIS 29, and WIS 107. S&N, Inc., is the prime contractor for the $362,000 project.
Construction is scheduled for completion on Aug. 31. State transportation funds will pay for the improvement project.
8-16-20178-30-2017Open Painting & Critique
Lakeland Art League will hold Open Painting & Critique from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays Aug. 16, 23 and 30 at the Minocqua Community Building, 415 Menominee, Minocqua. Anyone interested in the arts is encouraged to attend. Bring artwork you are working on. For information contact Leslie at 715-453-1652 or lakelandartleague. weebly.com.
8-21-20178-21-2017Partial Eclipse
Northern Wisconsin will be treated to a partial solar eclipse this coming Monday, Aug. 21 that will begin around 11:50 a.m. and peek at about 1:15 p.m.
8-22-20178-22-2017Agates is Gem and Mineral Club topic
Doug Moore will speak about “German Agates” at the Lakeland Gem and Mineral Club meeting Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the Church of the Pines, Milwaukee and Chippewa Street (Hwy 51) in Minocqua. Guests are more than welcome to attend.
8-22-20178-23-2017It’s Your Government
Tuesday, Aug. 22 – School District of Tomahawk Curriculum, Activities, and Educational Assessment Committee, 4 p.m., High School Library.

Wednesday, Aug. 23 – Merrill Enrichment Center Committee, 8 a.m., Merrill Enrichment Center.

Wednesday, Aug. 23 – Lincoln County Local Emergency Planning Committee, 10 a.m., Lincoln County Service Center, Merrill.

Wednesday, Aug. 23 – City of Merrill Board of Public Works, 4 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers.

Wednesday, Aug. 23 – City of Merrill Common Council, 4:30 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers.
8-23-20178-23-2017Medicare Basics
A program on Medicare Basics will be presented Wednesday, Aug. 23 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Tomahawk Senior Community Center, 113 S. Tomahawk Ave. RSVP at 715-536-0311.
8-23-20178-27-2017Price County Fair
Wednesday-Sunday, - Aug. 23-27, Fairgrounds, Phillips.
8-24-20178-24-2017Kwik Trip opening
This week’s opening of a Kwik Trip in Tomahawk will mark the company’s 531st store.
The newly-built facility at 682 N. Fourth St. will offcially open its doors at 5 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24.
An open house is planned one week later between 10 a.m. and noon, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Kiwi Trip and local dignitaries are expected to be on hand. State offcials also have been invited.
8-24-20178-24-2017Ogema Blood Drive
The Community Blood Center will hold a Spirit Baptist Church Blood Drive Thursday, Aug. 24 between 3 and 7 p.m. at the church, W1602 Hwy. 86, Ogema.
To schedule a donation appointment, call Andy Holmqvist at 715-564-2416.
Appointments are preferred, although walking are welcome.
8-24-20178-24-2017The Enchanted Doll Club
The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Aug. 24 at 1 p.m in the conference room of the Eagle River Airport, 1311 Airport Rd., Eagle River. Following the business meeting, Sally Young of Arbor Vitae and Judy Wainwright of Eagle River will present a program on the doll artist Robin Woods. Woods has been designing dolls for over 30 years and has won numerous awards for her dolls.
Guests are welcomed at all of the doll club meetings. For more information about the program or the club, contact Young at 715-356-9399 or Wainwright at 715-482-9804.
8-25-20178-27-2017BOW workshops
Openings are still available to take part in the Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) workshops being held at the UW-Stevens Point Treehaven Field Station.
8-26-20178-26-2017Free shooting event for veterans
The Lincoln County Sports Club is hosting a free shooting event for veterans and their families Saturday, Aug. 26.
The event will feature free trap shooting and 22 caliber shooting and is being held at the club, located Schultz Spur Rd., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
To reserve a spot or for more information, contact Phil at 715- 536-3745.
8-26-20178-27-2017Grace Boutique Saturday
Grace Lutheran Church will hold a Grace Boutique Saturday, Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to noon and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and again Sunday, Aug. 27 from 8 to 10 am.. at the church, 108 W. Somo Ave., Tomahawk. There will be a wide selection of handbags, jewelry and scarves. All are invited. Proceeds will be used to improve security at the church.
8-26-201711-4-2017ArtStart’s Opening Reception
ArtStart’s Opening Reception will be held Saturday, Aug. 26 from 5-7 p.m. with curator Jean Bubley explaining the work in the “Dissin’s Guest House” exhibition.
The exhibition is the work of photo-journalist Esther Bubley and documents daily life for Jewish government workers during WW II. Located at 68 S. Stevens St., Rhinelander, ArtStart offers free admission, refreshments, cash bar.
ArtStart Fall Exhibition gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, Saturday from Aug. 24 through Nov. 4. For more information, visit artstartinc. com or call 715-362-4328.
8-28-20178-28-2017Senior “Lifetime Pass”
Seniors age 62 and older are encouraged to take advantage of a current $10 “Lifetime Pass” to visit national parks before the rate increases under federal law to $80 on Monday, Aug. 28.
8-29-20178-29-2017Entomologist will discuss insect problems
Lincoln County UWExtension is hosting a workshop with PJ Liesch, University of Wisconsin entomologist, Tuesday,
Aug. 29 starting at 1 p.m. in Room 156 in the lower level of the Lincoln County Service Center, 801 N. Sales St., Merrill.
8-30-20178-30-2017Tomahawk School District
New Teachers - Tomahawk School District
We look forward to meeting all of our families on Aug. 30 from 2 to 6 p.m. Once again this will be a community-based Open House. We will have two different parent meetings held at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. We hope all parents will choose to join one of these meetings.
9-1-201711-29-2017Early bird hunting season
Migratory game bird hunters are reminded that Friday, Sept. 1 marks the opener for Wisconsin’s mourning dove, early teal and early goose hunting seasons.

Canada Goose hunting begins with an early season Sept. 1-15, with a daily bag limit of five geese.
Teal - An additional year of the experimental early teal-only duck hunting season will run Sept. 1-7, with a daily bag limit of six teal.
Mourning Dove - The 2017 mourning dove hunting season will run from Sept. 1 to Nov. 29. This season \structure is identical to 2016. The daily bag limit is 15 doves, and the possession limit for doves is three times the daily bag limit.

Go Wild - With the transition to Go Wild in 2016, the Canada goose harvest registration phone number is now consistent with all other species registered in Wisconsin - this system also provides for online registration. Hunters can register online at gamereg.wi.gov or via phone at 844-426-3734 (844 GAME-REG).

Band Reporting
If you find or harvest a banded bird, please report it at www.reportband.gov. To report the bird, you will need the band number (or numbers), location, time, and method
of recovery. Even if the band you recover is inscribed with a 1-800 telephone number, it must be reported at www.reportband.gov.
9-2-20179-2-2017Last Kwahamot Ski Show of Season
Saturday, Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m.; $1,000 raffle drawing.
9-2-20179-3-2017Prentice Progress Days
Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 2-3 (rain date Monday, Sept. 4), various locations in Prentice. Information: 715-428-2964, 715-428-2124.
9-4-20179-4-2017Merrill Labor Day Parade-Car Show
Merrill Labor Day Parade and Merrill Lions Car Show – Monday, Sept. 4, Merrill.
9-5-20179-5-2017All singers nvited-annual holiday concert
All singers are cordially invited to join St. Mary’s Choir for their annual holiday concert which will be performed this year on Dec. 3. The first rehearsal will begin Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s. Contact Jan Huseby at 715-453-2878 for more information and to reserve your folder.
9-7-201712-14-2017Nursing Assistant classes
Nicolet College will offer Nursing Assistant classes in Tomahawk starting fall semester with evening classes for individuals seeking a career in health care.
The evening sequence of classes will run from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Sept. 7 through Nov. 14 at Tomahawk High School. The clinical portion of the instruction will run from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Nov. 16 through Dec. 14 at local health care facilities.
9-9-20179-9-2017A Country Afternoon
– Saturday, Sept. 9, following annual meeting at 11 a.m., Knox Creek Heritage Center, N4517 W. Knox Creek Rd., off Hwy. 8, Brantwood. Information: 715-564-2520, 715-564-2525.
9-9-20179-9-2017No Frills Marathon
– Saturday, Sept. 9, following Bearskin Trail from Tomahawk to Minocqua; race starts 7 a.m. from Nokomis Community Park, County Road L, Tomahawk. Register: www.minocquanofrillsmarathon.com.
9-11-201711-16-2017Strong Bodies strength training
Strong Bodies strength training for all ages; even if not in perfect health
Sept. 11 to Nov. 16 and are on Mondays and Thursdays at United Methodist Church in Tomahawk. There are five classes: 7:30 a.m., for men and women; and 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., for women only. Early registration is encouraged as classes fill quickly.
For additional information on the program or to register, call UWEX at 715-539-1072.
9-14-20179-17-201736th Annual Tomahawk Fall Ride for MDA
– Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 14-17: Tomahawk’s premier event and huge fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
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.
9-15-20179-15-2017Karaoke for Hospice contestants wanted
Ministry Home Care – Hospice Services, part of Ascension at Home will be hosting Karaoke for Hospice Friday, Sept. 15 at the Quality Inn of Rhinelander. This event supports end-of-life care provided by Ministry Home Care in Rhinelander and neighboring communities.
9-30-20179-30-201758th Annual Christmas Tree Festival
– Saturday, Sept. 30, Ogema. Information: 715-428-2711, 715-767-5836.
10-28-201710-28-2017Fall Festival and Trick or Treating
– Saturday, Oct. 28, downtown Tomahawk. Information: www.tomahawkmainstreet.org, 715-453-1090.
11-17-201711-17-2017Tomahawk Free Venison Feed
– Friday, Nov. 17, 11:30 a.m. until gone, downtown Tomahawk. Information: 715-453-5334, 800-569-2160.
11-25-201711-25-2017Christmas Wonderland
– Saturday, Nov. 25, Tomahawk. Santa’s arrival. Information: 715-453-5334, 800-569-2160.
11-25-201711-25-2017Shop Small Shopping Day
– Saturday, Nov. 25 throughout Tomahawk.
12-2-201712-2-2017Finnish Independence Day
– Saturday, Dec. 2, Finnish Mojakka (stew) dinner served from 4:30-6:30 p.m., Brantwood Community Center, N4888 Stadium Rd., corners of Hwy. 8 and County Road D, Brantwood. 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. 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.
Tomahawk Farmers/Flea Market
Saturdays through Oct. 28, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. or sold out, at Fifth Street, Tomahawk, by Tomahawk Chamber. Vendors welcome: 715-539-3663, 920-905-5831.
SUMMER EVENTS
•KWAHAMOT WATER SKI CLUB – FREE water ski shows, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, May 27-Sept. 2 (no shows July 22 and Aug. 5), Kwahamot
Bay by N. 4th St. bridge. May 27-June 15, 7:30 p.m.; June 17-Aug. 5, 8 p.m.; Aug. 8-Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m.

•MUSIC ON THE RIVER – WEDNESDAYS, June 21 and 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2, 6-8 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park. Rain location, SARA Park. More specifics below. Information: 715-453-7508, Facebook at www.facebook.com/TomahawkMusicOnTheRiver.

•TOMAHAWK HISTORICAL MUSEUMS – TWO museums on East Washington Avenue. Open Tuesdays-Fridays, June 13-Aug. 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturdays, June 17 and July 15, 10 a.m.-noon, or by appointment. Hosts Tomahawk Area Historical Society. Information: 715-453-2056.

•TUESDAY TOMAHAWK MAIN STREET FARMERS’ MARKET – TUESDAYS, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or sold out, North Third Street and Wisconsin Avenue, downtown Tomahawk. Non profit groups’ bake sales, local entertainment. Information: 715-453-3676.

•FRIDAY NIGHT FARMERS MARKET – Fridays excluding Fall Ride weekend, July through September, 4-7 p.m., city’s municipal parking lot, West Somo Avenue across from City Hall. Locally grown fruits and vegetables; vendors selling gifts, crafts.

•SATURDAY TOMAHAWK FARMERS MARKET AND FLEA MARKET – Saturdays, 7:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. or sold out, Washington Park, near Chamber. Fresh produce, flea market treasures. Non-profit bake sales. Contact: 715-409-0712, 920-905-5831.

•WAWUI BINGO – Wednesdays, 7 p.m., doors open 5:30 p.m., SARA Park Activity Center, 900 W. Somo Ave. All welcome, including supervised minors.
•Pickleball – Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon; Wednesdays, Thursdays, 5:30- 7:30 p.m., SARA Park indoor arena, W. Somo Ave. $2 per
session; visitors welcome. Information: 715-966-0600.

•SUMMER OUTDOOR WORSHIP – Sundays, 10 a.m., Schaefer’s Wharf, County Road L on Lake Nokomis, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Bring chair, blanket. Rain location: Indoors at Grace Lutheran Church, 108 W. Somo Ave., Tomahawk. Information: 715-453-4066. Everyone welcome.

•FUN RUNS – Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., from Veterans Memorial Park, June 12-Aug. 10. All welcome. Information: 715-453-8975.

•INDOOR TOMAHAWK SWIMMING POOL – Lap swim, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 6-8 a.m.; open swims, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Tomahawk School District complex. Watch the Tomahawk Leader for weekly specifics.

•HAVEN PROGRESSIVE BINGO – Sundays, 7 p.m., Les & Jim’s Lincoln Lanes, 1208
Summer Library Fun
LEGO Builders! for ages 4 and up will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays in June and July.

Building Stories and Fun! for youngsters and caregivers is offered each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

Stephanie Feuerstein will present “Building the Best Bed,” about beds found in nature and how they are built, during a Show Time!
Event at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 11. Then July 18 at 10:30 a.m. there will be a Show Time!

Fair will reward youngsters for visiting the library this summer.

Annette Miller, children’s librarian, will share stories and fun Tuesday, Aug. 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Tomahawk Main Street Farmer’s
Market in downtown Tomahawk.

And, every Wednesday morning in August at 10:30 a.m. families are invited for stories outside at the library story pit.
For more information, call 715-453-2455.
Artwork welcomed for competition
Artists from throughout the Northwoods and across the country are invited to submit original pieces for the 30th annual Northern National Art Competition at Nicolet College, Rhinelander. The juried competition, sponsored by Nicolet and the Northern Arts Council, features more than $8,500 in prize money, including three $1,000 Awards of Excellence.

The deadline to submit entries is June 20. More details about the entry process, along with the online registration form, are online at nicoletcollege. edu/nnac.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held at 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, in the Northwoods Center
New Tomahawk Main Street Director
New Tomahawk Main Street Director Michelle Kennedy Hogan invites district members to visit the Main Street office, 225 W. Wisconsin Ave., the second Monday of
every month between 9 and 10 a.m. to talk marketing. A roundtable opportunity will be provided for BID businesses and businesses owners in the downtown area to share what works for them and learn from others. Hogan says come for 15 minutes or the entire hour.
Summer yoga sessions
Summer yoga sessions will be offered Wednesdays beginning July 5 at 6 p.m. at the Tomahawk VFW. For more information, contact Cindy Marten at 715-966-9400 or weipcj@gmail.com


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