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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.
2-6-20174-15-2017Free 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.
Tax counseling services are offered free of charge by volunteer tax aides trained by the IRS and AARP to assist in tax preparation. The services rendered will include preparation of one’s 2016 federal and Wisconsin tax returns and, if applicable, the Wisconsin Homestead Credit.
The tax counseling service is offered on Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Tomahawk Senior Center, 113 S. Tomahawk Ave. To speed up refunds or receipts of Homestead Credit, electronic fi ling of one’s return is offered at no charge.
People intending to use the service will need to bring the following items as appropriate:
• A picture ID
• Social Security Card
• Copies of last year’s 2016 federal and state returns (if
you fi led)
• 2016 W-2’s, 1099’s, and any other tax related documents
(i.e. interest and dividend statements, IRA withdrawals, etc.)
• Supplemental Social Security Income statements
• Copies of any W-2 G (gambling winnings)
• Information showing purchase price for any stock sold
• Information to support any itemize deductions
• Copy of your real estate property tax statement for both
2015 and 2016
•A copy of your 2016 bill even if you pay it in 2016
•Know the annual dollar amount you paid for your
supplemental medical insurance and your Medicare Part D
Drug Insurance.
•Signed rent certifi cate from your landlord (if renting and
fi ling for Homestead Credit)
•State Unemployment summary (most get online)
CHANGE THIS YEAR: Tax counseling is offered by appointment only. To learn more about the tax service or to make an appointment, call 715-453-5757.
Arrive 15 minutes early for your appointment. Free Tax Assistance
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.
2-6-20174-28-2018Open 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.
3-6-20174-3-2017St. Mary’s Parish Mission Choir rehearsals
St. Mary’s Parish Mission Choir rehearsals began Monday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. with just seven rehearsals to prepare for an Easter Parish Mission April 29 through May 3 with Fr. Jim Marchionda and Sr. Ann Willits. The final evening on May 3.
3-6-20174-17-2017Fall prevention program offered in Tomahawk
The upcoming “Stepping On” program slated in Tomahawk Mondays, March 6 through April 17 offers tips for walking safer, exercises for balance and strength and even modifying your home
Tomahawk’s sessions run from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 108 W. Somo Ave. The suggested contribution is $10 for the entire seven-week program.
A similar session also will be held Mondays, Sept. 11 through Oct. 23.environment.
Pre-registration is required with Jennifer Clark at the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 715-536-0311 for more information or to register.
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.
3-16-20175-13-2017ArtStart
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.
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3-20-20173-31-2017VFW Patriotic Art Scholarship
VFW Auxiliary welcomes Patriotic Art Scholarship Contest entries Wurl-Feind-Ingman VFW Auxiliary 2687 is accepting entries for the VFW Auxiliary’s annual Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest.
Local students in grades 9-12 have the opportunity to compete for $21,000 in national scholarships.
Students must submit an original piece of artwork on paper or canvas. Watercolor, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempura, crayon, acrylic, pen-and-ink or oil may be used. Digital art and photography are not accepted.
The entry must have been done during the current 2016-2017 school year and must include a teacher’s signature.
Students begin by competing at the local VFW Auxiliary level. The firat-place winner from each auxiliary advances to district competition (if applicable), with district winners advancing to the state competition. State firat-place winners compete for their share of $21,000 in national awards, and the national firat-place winner is awarded a $10,000 scholarship.
Applications and instructions are available at www.vfwauxiliary.org (click on Scholarships and then Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contests) or call Char Wyles at 715-453-3265 for more information. The entry deadline is March 31.
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.
4-1-20174-1-20175th annual Crazy 8 Bowling Tournament
It’s no April fool’s joke, the public is invited to take part in a fun day on the lanes for a shot at winning cash prizes all while raising money for some good causes during the 5th annual Crazy 8 Bowling Tournament being held Saturday, April 1.
4-1-20174-1-2017How to identify rocks-minerals
The Lakeland Gem Club will present a class on How to Identify Rocks and Minerals on Saturday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to noon at Lakeland Union High School, Minocqua. The class is limited to a maximum of 30 attendees. The fee is $10 for adults, $5 for children, a minimum of 12 years old.
4-3-20174-3-2017Library hosting adult coloring contest
Tomahawk Library is encouraging adults, age 18 and older, to enter a special coloring contest. Coloring pages are available at the library’s front desk. Complete and submit the picture(s) by Monday, April 3. Be sure to include your name and phone number on the back. Each page will be given a number and displayed for a public vote during
National Library Week April 9-15. A prize will be given to the person whose coloring page receives the most votes.
4-8-20174-8-2017Second Annual Breast Cancer
Marshfield Clinic is hosting the second annual breast cancer survivorship program in Minocqua Saturday, April 8. This program is offered to help patients and community members who survived breast cancer continue their journey to good health.
The event is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Marshfi eld Clinic Minocqua Center, 9601 Townline Rd.
4-8-20174-8-2017Wolf Summit II
The Summit, organized Registration underway for April 8 Wolf Summit II by a collaboration of farm and wildlife groups, will take place on Saturday, April 8. The event will run from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Sugar Camp Town Hall, located 10 miles north of Rhinelander just west of Hwy 17.
4-19-20174-19-2017North Woodies Ladies
North Woodies Ladies Ducks Unlimited banquet April 19
The North Woodies Ladies Ducks Unlimited, Tomahawk/ Merrill chapter, will be hosting their annual fundraising banquet on Wednesday, April 19 at the Merrill Eagles Club, 1205 Lake St., Merrill.
Doors open at 5 p.m. for a fun-fi led evening that will include plenty of raffl es. Tickets are $45 and proceeds raised will be used to assist with wetland and wildlife restoration.
For more information, contact Linda Blake at 715-536-7988, Kay Yohn at 715-218-1852 or Judy Jaeger at 715-536-2202.
5-11-20175-11-2017Save The Date- THURSDAY, MAY 11TH - 7pm
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
5-25-20175-25-2017Tomahawk 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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