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Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events
Start DateEnd DateEvent Description
4-7-20155-1-2015Geranium & Plant Sale
Order forms are available at the greeter’s desk inside Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital, 401 W. Mohawk Dr., Tomahawk, or by calling 715-361-2004. Orders are due with payment by Friday, May 1. Plant pick up is Wednesday, May 20 at the hospital, between the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you are not interested in pre-ordering plants, stop by on May 20 to purchase a variety of plants not on the order form.
4-21-20154-30-2015Golf lessons
The YMCA of the Northwoods is collaborating with the Northwoods Golf Course to provide golf lessons at the Northwoods Golf Course. PGA professional Dan Buckley will be leading the lessons to help you get your golf game on par for the spring. Four lessons in total will run during the program. Everyone (age 8 and up) is welcome and encouraged to come take advantage of this as the season starts. The program will run on April 21, 23, 28, and 30 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm and will cost $50 per participant. Pre-registration is required and helps ensure the class will run. Register today (Tuesday) at the YMCA of the Northwoods. For more information contact the YMCA of the Northwoods at 715-362-9622.
4-27-20154-27-2015Northwoods Knitters and Purlers
The Northwoods Knitters and Purlers will meet Monday, April 27 at 12:30 p.m. at the Woodruff Town Hall on Hwy. 47 in Woodruff. This meeting is open to all who have an interest in knitting from beginner to advanced. Learn more from Linda at 715-356-9580 or Carol at 715-453-8055.
4-27-20154-28-2015Hunter Safety registration
All participants will complete the Internet course during the month of April. Then, they will attend two classroom sessions and a field day. The hunter education course is a three-tiered program consisting of the following: the on-line course, which takes about eight hours to complete; two classroom sessions; and the field day. Participation in all three tiers of the program is required to graduate. The Tuesday classroom session will be at the DNR May 12 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., and the Thursday classroom session will be at the DNR May 14 from 6 to 8:30p.m. The outdoor field day (May 16 from 8 a.m. to completion) will be at the Somo Fish and Game Club, located on County Road CC. Interested parties may register at Park City Credit Union from noon to 8 p.m. on April 27, 28 and 29. The fee is $10 for the hunter education course. No registrations will be accepted over the phone. There is a limit of 25 juveniles per class. There is no limit on the number of adults who can enroll in this course. For more information, call 715-453-5819.
4-27-20155-5-2015It's Your Government
Monday, April 27 – Bradley Plan Commission, 6:30 p.m., Merrill. Agenda includes: review request by Greg Jones for conditional use permit to construct personal storage building 40’x72” on Coda Lane Road; informational items, commission and non-commission members.

Tuesday, April 28 – City of Merrill Community Development Committee, 8 a.m., City Hall, Merrill. Agenda includes: changes made by Department of Administration for Community Development Block Grant program; consider homeowner loan application requested, verify consideration of applicable of conflict of interest requirements; 2014 community development growth; CWED administration and rulings from DOA.

Tuesday, April 28 – Oneida County Social Services/Family Care, 8:30 a.m., Courthouse, Rhinelander. Agenda includes: budget, staffing updates; program review, update, food stamp employment, training; energy assistance program statistics; closed session (social worker compensation – approve Dec. 23, 2014 closed session minutes); open session.

Tuesday, April 28 – Oneida County Joint Labor Relations and Employee Services Committee, Administration Committee, 9:30 a.m., Courthouse, Rhinelander. Agenda includes: follow-up of outcomes of closed session of April 22, 2015; lessons learned, process improvement ideas related to Veterans Services issues; veterans service commission vacancy.

Tuesday, April 28 – City of Merrill Personnel and Finance Committee, 5:15 p.m., City Hall, Merrill. Agenda includes: Carlson-Dettmann Consulting LLC presentation on upcoming wage, compensation study; possible amendments to current policy related to longevity pay for non-union supervisory police department personnel; Police Chief Neff request to transfer ownership of 2011 Ford Crown Victoria (retired) squad car to Northcentral Technical College Center of Excellence to be used for training at Merrill Campus; writing off 2014 personal property tax bill for former DC Motors, 2200 Sturdevant Street, $297.12; consider election officials compensation adjustments.

Tuesday, April 28 – School District of Tomahawk, Special Meeting, 6 p.m., Middle School Library, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: closed session (superintendent’s resignation); open session; consideration regarding superintendent’s search.

Wednesday, April 29 – North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission Executive Committee, 9:30 a.m., 72nd Avenue, Wausau., agenda includes: reports; CEDS annual performance report. Full Commission 11 a.m., agenda includes: reports.

Wednesday, April 29 – Oneida County Planning and Development, 12:30 closed session (a. failing private onsite wastewater treatment systems, town of Newbold; b. subdivision violation, town of Three Lakes); open session; regular meeting, 1 p.m., agenda includes: ordinance amendment, recreational vehicles used as dwellings; letter from WIDNR, impact on floodplain policy; call-in policy, end of day; town of Woodruff reduced setback request; policy on zoning complaints; concentrated animal feeding operations.

Wednesday, April 29 – City of Merrill Board of Public Works, 4 p.m., City Hall, Merrill. Agenda includes: request to place rodeo events signs in boulevards; project bids for reroofing wastewater treatment plant and city garage; bids for Superior Street/West Tenth Street project, special assessments proposed timelines, including scheduling public hearing, potential action on preliminary resolution; L.E.D. streetlight luminaire bids; replacement of street marking paint machine; options for traffic lane markings at Pine Ridge Avenue/State Hwy. 64 intersection; potential repaving, adding three islands with small ornamental trees to city parking lot #3, west of Trophy Bar; potential repaving Scott Street and Cleveland Street, between East Main and East First Streets; ordinance amendment to add Champagne and Taylor Streets (between Champagne Street and Hwy. 107/Grand Avenue) as designated city truck routes; request to add gravel parking spaces on north side Stange Street (from Prospect to Genesee Street), to provide spaces to replace spaces being deleted for River Bend Trail on south side of Stange Street.

Wednesday, April 29 – School District of Tomahawk, Special Meeting, 5 p.m., High School Library, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: closed session (final middle school principal interviews); open session.

Wednesday, April 29 – City of Merrill Water and Sewage Committee, 5 p.m., City Hall, Merrill. Agenda includes: discussion on service, 1204 N. Center Ave.; roof project bid, wastewater treatment plant; 2014 Public Service Commission annual report; consider water simplified rate case application to Public Service Commission; approve engineering services for water line boring under Prairie River behind TB Scott Library; engineering services for Seventh Street, Elm Street to Lake Street, utility upgrade, associated street reconstruction; utilities capital project list 2016.

Thursday, April 30 – North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board Joint Executive Committee/LEO, 8:30 a.m., Wausau. Agenda includes: strategic planning process; appoint executive committee/board member to RFP evaluation team; executive director report; adopt update, federal poverty guidelines policy; adopt update, lower living standard income level for 2015.

Thursday, April 30 – North Central Community Services Program, North Central Health Care, Antigo. Finance, Personnel & Property Committee, 11 a.m., agenda includes: financials; CFO report; accounts receivable update; review 2014 year end fund balance summary; Program Board, noon, agenda includes: financials; organizational quality dashboard; appointments; reappointments; mental health services to criminal justice system; nursing home renovation, aquatic therapy, employee healthcare consortium updates.

Thursday, April 30 – Merrill Area Public Schools Technology Committee, 2 p.m., MAPS Building, Merrill. Agenda includes: 1-to-1 planning.

Thursday, April 30 – Lincoln County Board of Health, 6 p.m., Service Building, Merrill. Agenda includes: immunization program; accreditation off-site training; approval of fees-Hepatitis B and A; annual report/performance management 2014; use of contingency funds-secure record retention.
Friday, May 1 – Lincoln County Finance and Insurance Committee, 7:30 a.m., Service Center, Merrill. Agenda includes: budgets; local government property insurance update; additional CIP request for $45,000 human services elevator project; fill authorized positions (treasurer department, deputy treasurer; finance department, account technician); court collection position report.

Friday, May 1 – Lincoln County Administrative and Legislative Committee, 8:30 a.m., Service Center, Merrill. Agenda includes: WNEP county agreement letter; countywide broadband update; right to work legislation.

Monday, May 4 – City of Tomahawk Open Book, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., City Hall, Tomahawk. Assessor will conduct open book.

Tuesday, May 5 – City of Merrill Zoning Board of Appeals, 6 p.m., City Hall, Merrill. Agenda includes: Bo Bennish, 505 E. 7th St., variance request maximum allowable improved parking area in residential zone, H.A. Kyes Addition, Lot 10 Block 1, City of Merrill; elect chairman.
4-28-20155-5-2015Pool Schedule
Tuesday, April 28 Open swim, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 29 Adult morning lap swim, 6-8 a.m.; shallow water exercise, 8-9 a.m.; lifeguarding class, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; lap swim/track team, 5-6 p.m.; deep water exercise, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 30 Parent and Child swim classes, 4-7:30 p.m.

Friday, May 1 Adult morning lap swim, 6-8 a.m.; shallow water exercise, 8-9 a.m.; open swim, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 2 Registration for Summer Swimming and Water Safety Program classes, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sunday, May 3 Lifeguarding class, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; open swim, 3-5 p.m.

Monday, May 4 Adult morning lap swim, 6-8 a.m.; shallow water exercise, 8-9 a.m.; lap swim, 5-6:30 p.m.; deep water exercise, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 5 Open swim, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
4-29-20154-29-2015Potato Pancake Supper
The Men’s Club of Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church invites everyone to their annual Potato Pancake Supper Wednesday, April 29 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Redeemer gym. Potato pancakes and sausage along with regular pancakes, applesauce and desserts will be served. Redeemer is located on the corner of Theiler Drive and County Road S.
5-1-20155-2-2015Shriners Vidalia Onion Sale
The Shriners of the Northwoods Shrine Club will conduct its annual Vidalia Onion Sale Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2 at the corner of Somo Avenue and North Fourth Street, Tomahawk – the parking lot of the Family Dollar store. Sale of the popular sweet onion will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Also on sale will be several Vidalia onion salad dressings. This annual event supports the Hospitals for Crippled Children throughout the United States and helps send local needy children to hospitals in Minneapolis or Chicago and even to burn centers located nationally. For information regarding the sale or activities of the Shrine and its hospitals and burn centers, contact Robert G. King at 715-612-1610.
5-1-20155-2-2015Spring Fling & Art Walk
There will be great deals and quality art on display and for sale as some two dozen Tomahawk Main Street’s downtown businesses present this year’s Spring Fling & Art Walk Friday, May 1 from 1 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Any purchase of art or store merchandise gets you an entry slip into a drawing for art door prizes. Plus the public can purchase raffl e tickets for a chance to win one of two pieces of art. An AfterGlow Party will follow Friday night at The Rodeo, with Jeff Calhoun playing classical guitar from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be hors d’oeuvres and drink specials. For more information, contact the Main Street office at 715-453-1090 or visit www.tomahawkmainstreet.org.
5-2-20155-2-2015Craft Show
A Spring Kick-Off Craft Show takes place Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oneida County Senior Center, 100 W. Keenan St., Rhinelander. Handcrafted items will be featured, no resale. Contact Stephanie at the center at 715-369-6304 for information about possible booth space.
5-2-20155-2-2015Dance recital
Students in the Terry Bucaro Fine Art Studio will present her 28th spring recital “A Little Party,” Saturday, May 2 at 1 and 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m. in the Tomahawk School District auditorium. For ticket details, call 715-453-7662.
5-6-20155-6-2015Empowering youth with disabilities
A gathering of Tomahawk community and Lincoln County stakeholders will take place Wednesday, May 6 to discuss how to empower youth with disabilities, ages 15-21, through employment and community involvement. The network involves employers, students and parents, community leaders, school staff and community agencies. “Come and discuss how we as a community can benefi t from their unique abilities to make our community stronger,” organizers say. “Businesses need great employees; youth with disabilities are looking for meaningful work experience. Our community is stronger when everyone has a chance to contribute and participate.” The May 6 community conversation will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon at River Valley Bank, 1218 N. 4th St., Tomahawk. Breakfast will be served. Reservations are requested by Tuesday, April 28 with Jessica Roe at 715-453-2106, ext. 285 or roej@tomahawk.k12.wi.us.
5-7-20155-7-2015National Day of Prayer
Thursday, May 7 is the National Day of Prayer. In last week’s paper it said ceremonies would be at the VFW Hall but people will now be meeting at noon at the Tomahawk City Hall instead. All are welcome to come and pray. The group will start at City Hall and then, rain or shine, go through the community praying for not only the community and businesses but for the world and nation. Also, for those who can’t attend during the day, there will be prayer at the Tomahawk Public Library from 6 until 8 p.m. Again, all are welcome.
5-8-20155-8-2015‘Permit to carry’ class
A “Permit to Carry” concealed weapon class certified by the NRA is set for May 8 starting at 5 p.m. in the Tomahawk Library. The class fee is $60. For more information, call 320-245-0474.
5-8-20155-8-2015Spring Swing golf outing
The 10th annual Tomahawk Chamber of Commerce Spring Swing golf outing will take place May 8 at Edgewater Country Club starting with a noon lunch and a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The cost is $70 per two-person team and includes nine holes of golf and lunch. Call Edgewater at 715-453-3320 to reserve a cart for an additional $16. The deadline to register is Thursday. The event features three holes of Scramble, three holes of Best Ball and three holes of Alternate Shot. There will be a 50/50 raffle, raffe prizes and Chamber Buck Raffle. For more information, call the Chamber at 715-453-5334.
5-14-20155-14-2015Woodland Strings of the North Concert
Woodland Strings of the North Concert and Dinner takes place Thursday, May 14 at the Treehaven facility, W2540 Pickerel Creek Rd., off County Road A, Tomahawk. Woodland Strings is a unique string orchestra based in northern Wisconsin, performing music of many genres. The group has been making music together for more than 20 years. Cost, including the meal, is $25 per person, with proceeds supporting Treehaven’s youth environmental programs. The evening includes registration and cash bar at 5 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m.; and the concert at 7:15 p.m. Register by May 7 at www.uwsp.edu/treehaven or call 715-453-4106. Treehaven also will host a Quilt Retreat May 1-3, featuring local instructor Melanie Moyle.
5-16-20155-16-2015Shotgun shooting camp
The Tomahawk Hunter Safety Education Group and Somo Fish and Game Club will hold a shotgun shooting camp May 16 starting at noon. The camp is open to the public, and everyone is encouraged to participate. The cost is $5 to cover the cost of supplies (ammunition and targets). Participants will receive a t-shirt and other material. Supplies are limited to the first 25 participants who sign up. Participants will learn proper safety and techniques of trap shooting, according to NRA and ATA standards, and will live fire at clay pigeons with 20 ga. and 12 ga. shotguns. For more information, contact Phil Zipp at 715-453-2739 or Hetch Lund at 715-453-5819. Somo Fish and Game Club is located about seven miles west of Tomahawk on County Road CC.
5-20-20155-20-2015Spring Geranium and Plant Sale
The Volunteers of Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital will sponsor their fourth annual Spring Geranium and Plant Sale with flowers and green plants grown especially for the effort by Cerny’s Greenhouse. This is your opportunity to support a worthwhile project while decorating your home and garden. Proceeds benefit the scholarships awarded to graduating Tomahawk High School students who have volunteered in the Tomahawk community. Pre-orders are being accepted for a variety of flowers and plants such as geraniums, begonias, Calibrachoa (a mini-petunia in pink, purple and yellow), Bacopa (trailing white flower), Trailing Iboza, Sweet Potato vine, and Dracaena (spike). Prices vary depending on the plant type and pot size. Order forms are available at the greeter’s desk inside Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital, 401 W. Mohawk Dr., or by calling 715-361-2004. Orders are due with payment by Friday, May 1. Plant pick up is Wednesday, May 20 at the hospital, between the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you are not interested in pre-ordering plants, stop by on May 20 to purchase a variety of plants not on the order form.
5-25-20155-25-2015Quilt Raffle
Sew Pieceful Quilting is teaming up with the Tomahawk VFW Post 2687 to raise money for the Never Forgotten Honor Flight by raffling off a beautiful “Because of the Brave” quilt. Tickets are $5 each or three for $10 and are available at Sew Pieceful Quilting in downtown Tomahawk, as well as the VFW hall. The drawing will be held Monday, May 25 at noon at the VFW Post, 203 S. 4th St. One need not be present to win.
6-13-20156-13-2015Rockin’ Tomahawk 5k/Half Marathon
The fifth annual Rockin’ Tomahawk 5k/Half Marathon and One-Mile Fun Run will be run June 13. The race is a professionally timed event and features a fairly flat and fast course suitable for all abilities. Both races will start out at SARA Park, located on the Wisconsin River in downtown Tomahawk. Athletes will run through historic downtown Tomahawk as well as along the shores of Lake Mohawksin and across the Wisconsin River. Both courses consist of paved roads and wide packed trails, making this race unique and picturesque. Entry fees for the half marathon are $45 up to May 1 and $55 after May 1. The 5k fees are $30 up to May 1 and $35 after May 1. The Half Marathon is scheduled to commence at 8 a.m., followed by the 5k race at 9 a.m. and the Fun Run at 9:45 a.m. The awards ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. The Half Marathon will feature music throughout the course to entertain as well as to keep runners motivated and “Rockin’ “for the entire 13.1 miles. At completion, back at SARA Park, many food/beverage choices will be available for the runners. For more information, go to www.rockintomahawk.com.
6-24-20157-29-2015Music on River
Tomahawk’s Music on the River (MOR) is celebrating its eighth summer concert series and has announced its 2015 concert line-up, which includes six free Wednesday concerts at Veterans Memorial Park in June and July. Scheduled to appear are:

June 24, Copper Box, a returning favorite playing blues rock, polka, Cajun and zydeco;

July 1, The Del Rays, four-piece bad playing classic rock and roll from the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s;

July 8, Elvis Tribute Artist Art Kistler and EP Boulevard Show Band from the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn., area;

July 15, Reilly, four-piece Milwaukee band playing a blend of Celtic rock and traditional Irish tunes;

July 22, The Jimmys, eight piece band featuring horns, guitars, dynamic keys and rhythm section;

July 29, Rockwell from the Sevens Point area, classic rock from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. The free concerts begin at 6 p.m. and end at 8 p.m.

To offer financial support for this series which is presented by volunteers, contact Dixie Zastrow at 715-453-2056 or Cathy Meyer at 715-453-7508.
7-7-20157-30-2015Tomahawk Youth Soccer
Tomahawk Youth Soccer will hold a recreational soccer program for kids, ages five to 18 years. The program will run four weeks or eight playing days. Registration is $10 for the first child and $5 for every additional child in the immediate family. Visiting/out-of-town children may join in the fun for $3 per day. The recreational soccer program will be held at SARA Park soccer fields Tuesdays and Thursdays between July 7 and July 30 starting at 5:30 p.m. Kids, ages five to 11, will play until 7 p.m., and kids, ages 12 to 18, will play until 7:30 p.m. Registration forms are available at Chuck’s Sport Shop and the Tomahawk Chamber of Commerce starting Friday. For more information, email tomahawksoccer@hotmail.com or call Jenny at 715-612-1461.
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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.

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