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Calendar of Events


Upcoming Events
Start DateEnd DateEvent Description
8-1-20168-31-2018Council Grounds-2018 Photo Contest
The Council Grounds State Park’s Friends Group is announcing the 2018 photo contest is underway. This is the 4th year the contest is being held.
The contest is open until July 31. Photos taken in the park during a two-year period from August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2018 may be entered into four categories that include plants, wildlife, people using the park and landscapes. The full details and contest rules can be viewed on line at dnr.wi.gov, enter “Council Grounds” in the search line and on the Council Grounds site click on Current Conditions. Copies of the contest rules can also
be picked up at the Park Contact Station or the Merrill Chamber office.
The Park and the Friends group invite you to come enjoy the Park and remember to bring your camera along to take photos for the contest.
2-13-20184-22-2018Ecumenical Concert rehearsals in Ogema
Singers are invited to participate in the annual Spring Concert Series performed by the Community Ecumenical Choir. Rehearsals take place Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 13 at the Ogema Baptist Church, State Road 86, Ogema. Concerts are scheduled for Sundays, April 15 and 22.
3-19-20185-30-2018Seeking info for 70th THS reunion
Members of the Tomahawk High School Class of 1948 will be celebrating their 70th anniversary this year and organizers are searching for the names and address of those who have left the area and making contact with those in the local area.
For information or possible contacts to reach other class members, call Lucy Hodge at 715-453- 3945, Nathalie Obey at 715- 369-7528 or Lois Wise at 715-224-3246.
3-23-20184-20-2018Subscription special for all
This week’s Tomahawk Leader includes a Subscription Special. Anyone can buy and/or renew now, with the special offer good for Lincoln, Oneida and Price county addresses.
The anniversary special this time includes a two-for-one offer. Buy or renew now at a reduced prize and give a new subscription to someone else
for no extra charge. You’ll both be eligible for a $50 prize, too.
Special anniversary offer ends April 20, 2018
4-1-20184-30-2018Free Gun Locks--while supplies last
Mental Health Coalition distributes free gun locks in Lincoln County
Gun locks are limited and are offered while supplies last.
For information about the gun safety program or to get involved with the Mental Health Coalition, contact Bath at 715-539-1373 or at kbath@co.lincoln.wi.us. This program is made possible by the Lincoln County Mental Health Coalition, Lincoln County Health Department, Ascension Good Samaritan Hospital, Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital and Lincoln County Death Review Team.
4-5-20185-6-2018Grief Support Group
Generations Funeral Home, 1400 N. 4th St., Tomahawk, will be offering a Grief Support Group beginning Thursday, April 5 from 1 to 3 p.m., and meeting every Tuesday thereafter for approximately eight weeks.
The group will be facilitated by Karen Jurgens and is open to anyone experiencing grief through loss. Pre-register by calling 715-224-3182 or simply attend the first session. The support group is free of charge and all materials are provided. beginning Thursday, April 5
fro m 1 to 3 p.m., and meeting every Tuesday thereafter for approximately eight weeks.
The group will be facilitated by Karen Jurgens and is open to anyone experiencing grief through loss. Pre-register by calling 715-224-3182 or simply attend the fi rst session. The support group is free of charge and all materials are provided.
4-20-20184-20-201813th annual St. Mary’s School Gala
The 13th annual St. Mary’s School Gala takes place Friday, April 20 at Rodeway Inn & Suites, Tomahawk. The evening will include a buffet style dinner, raffles, a silent auction and dessert auction.
Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Time & Treasure raffle tickets are $2 each and one need not be present to win. Large raffle items and the auctions are at the gala only. Tickets are $30 with all proceeds supporting St. Mary’s School. Direct questions to 715-453-3542.
4-20-20184-20-2018Milestone Senior Living-recognition luncheon
Milestone Senior Living, 314 E. Lincoln Ave., will hold a recognition luncheon for its volunteers Friday, April 20 at 11:30 a.m. RSVPs are sought with Julie Thompson by Monday, April 16 at 715-224-3740 or jthompson@milestonesl.com.
4-21-20184-21-2018Educators invited to Edcamp
Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) invites educators to a free Edcamp Northwoods event at Tomahawk Middle School Saturday, April 21.
Educators from the Northwoods and across Wisconsin are invited to join their colleagues for a full day of learning.
4-21-20184-21-2018Women’s Day of Caring
Marshfield Clinic, 9601 Townline Rd., Minocqua, is hosting the third annual breast cancer survivorship program from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21. It is offered to help patients and community members who survived breast cancer continue their journey to good health.
4-24-20184-24-2018Genealogy Session
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, beginning tonight through April 24, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at T.B. Scott Library in Merrill.
5-5-20185-5-2018Fishing Season Opener
Fishing Season Opener – Saturday, May 5.
5-11-20185-12-2018Spring Fling Art and Wine Walk
Spring Fling Art and Wine Walk – Friday-Saturday, May 11-12, downtown Tomahawk. Sponsored by Tomahawk Main Street. Art Walk in businesses, noon-8 p.m., Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; Wine Walk, 4-8 p.m. Friday, $20 per ticket, sampling 20-some varieties of wine. Variety of sales in stores; chalk artwork on sidewalks by Tomahawk High School art students. Information: 715-453-1090; tomahawkmainstreet@gmail.com, www.tomahawkmainstreet.org.
5-19-20185-19-2018Ice Age Trail Spring Wildflower Hike
Ice Age Trail Spring Wildflower Hike – Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m. Take Hwy. 51 to County Road J, east, then north on Turtle Lake Road to Ice Age Trail trailhead, follow signs.
5-26-20185-26-2018Kwahamot Water Ski Club
Free water ski shows,Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, May 26 through Sept. 1, Kwahamot Bay by N. 4th St. bridge.
5-26-20185-26-2018Veterans Memorial Ceremony
Veterans Memorial Ceremony – Saturday, May 26, 11:30 a.m., Union Grove Cemetery, Lakewood Road, Harshaw. All welcome. Veterans memorial motorcycle honor procession leaves at 10:25 a.m. from American Legion Post 93, downtown Tomahawk, to cemetery; coach bus transportation available from SARA Park in Tomahawk and Rhinelander. Impressive ceremony, with free luncheon afterwards at Cassian Town Hall. Information: 715-612-0332; veteransceremony.org.
5-27-20185-27-2018German Settlement History
14th Annual German Settlement History, Inc. Barn Dance and Silent Auction – Sunday, May 27, 7 p.m.-midnight, Lind Family Farm, ¾ mile north of County Road YY or 2-1/4 miles south of Hwy. 86, at N1169 German Settlement Rd., Town of Spirit. Square dancing, DJ music, silent auction; free pie, ice cream, coffee, lemonade. Funds for continued restoration of Our Yesterday House, historical artifacts, photos, papers from German Settlement. Information: 715-564-3340; www.germansettlementhistory.org.
5-27-20185-27-2018Main Street Memories Car Show
24rd Annual Main Street Memories Car Show and Craft Fair – Sunday, May 27, downtown Tomahawk. Hundreds of cars on display, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (registration starts at 7 a.m.; pre-registration $12 through April 30), entertainment, petting zoo, coloring contest, food, crafters, raffles; 60 trophies at 3 p.m., along with Main Street kayak/cash raffle drawing. Free admission for spectators. Sponsored by Tomahawk Main Street. Information: 715-453-1090; tomahawkmainstreet@gmail.com, www.tomahawkmainstreet.org. Photos and awards list afterwards at www.tomahawkleader.com.
6-2-20186-2-2018Kids’ Free Fishing Contest
Kids’ Free Fishing Contest – Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration at Veterans Memorial Park at 8-11 a.m. Sign up for door prizes, pick up free bait and grab bags. Sponsored by Tomahawk Fishing Unlimited. Prizes awarded for biggest catches in two age groups (ages 10 and younger and 11-15) in variety of fish categories. Additional contest rules available at registration. Information: 715-453-2151; jbuelow@tomahawkleader.com.
6-3-20186-3-2018Free Fishing, ATV/UTV, DNR Trails Weekend
Free Fishing, ATV/UTV, DNR Trails Weekend – Saturday-Sunday, June 2-3. All bodies of water in Wisconsin are free to fish without a license or stamp for residents and non-residents; size and bag limits apply. All ATV and UTV trails in Wisconsin open to riders; no registration or trail pass needed. Entry to state parks, forests, recreation areas free, but camping and other fees apply.
6-3-20186-3-2018Tomahawk High - Graduation
Tomahawk High School Graduation – Sunday, June 3, 1 p.m., Tomahawk Elementary School field house.
6-8-20186-10-2018River Pro Rodeo
Wisconsin River Pro Rodeo – Friday-Sunday, June 8-10, Merrill Festival Grounds, Merrill. Information: wrpr.rodeo/schedule 800-569-2160, 715-536-9474, 715-257-7645.
6-9-20186-9-2018Community-Wide Rummage Sale
Community-Wide Rummage Sale – Saturday, June 9. Sales throughout Tomahawk area, sponsored by Tomahawk Leader. Sale sites may be open additional days and hours, but must be open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 9. Information: 715-453-2151. Listings in the Tomahawk Leader, www.tomahawkleader.com and with the Tomahawk Chamber.
6-9-20186-9-2018Rockin’ Tomahawk 5k/Half Marathon
Rockin’ Tomahawk 5k/Half Marathon – Saturday, June 9, SARA Park, Tomahawk. Half marathon at 8 a.m.; 5k at 9 a.m.; Kids’ One-Mile Fun Run (ages 12 and under) at 9:45 a.m., awards, concessions. Register: www.active.com
6-10-20186-10-2018June Dairy Breakfast
Lincoln County June Dairy Breakfast – Sunday, June 10, 8 a.m.-noon, Smith Center at the MARC, 1100 MARC Dr., Merrill. Menu includes all-you-care-to-eat Dad’s Belgian Waffles with toppings, cheesy scrambled eggs, sausage links, Wisconsin cheese curds, chocolate and white milk, cranberry and orange juice, coffee. Also horse and wagon rides, petting zoo, live music, kids’ activity area, Farm Bureau’s Ag Producer Expo, Community Blood Center blood drive. Information: 715-873-4090, 715-539-8263.
6-11-20186-11-2018Music on the River
Wednesday, July 11, 6-8 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, Tomahawk. Music by The Jerry Schmitt Band. Free admission; bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic. Rain location, SARA Park. Donations appreciated in birdhouses on the grounds. Information: 715-453-7508; www.facebook.com/TomahawkMusicOnTheRiver
6-12-20186-12-2018Tomahawk Historical Museums
Tomahawk Historical Museums Open – Tuesday, June 12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Washington Avenue by Tomahawk Chamber. Log museum and old schoolhouse. Open Tuesdays-Fridays through Aug. 17. Historical displays. Free admission.
6-16-20186-16-2018Musste Nutz...Tournament
Muske Nutz Charity Fishing Tournament – Saturday, June 16, Lake Alice. Benefits Tomahawk Fire Department’s Water and Rescue Team Information: WallyGator66@hotmail.com.
6-16-20186-17-2018Gleason Heritage Days/Mud Bog Races
Gleason Heritage Days/Mud Bog Races – Saturday-Sunday, June 16-17, Gleason Lion’s Park, Gleason. Watch 4x4 trucks compete in measured, timed race through 300-foot mud pit, noon. Free admission. Pancake breakfast, 7 a.m.-noon; truck/tractor pull, noon. Information: 715-873-4515.
6-18-20186-22-2018American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy
The American Legion, Department of Wisconsin has expressed excitement to state high schools, including Tomahawk, about holding its second session of the Wisconsin American Legion Law Enforcement Career Academy (WALLECA) June 18-22, 2018, at the Wisconsin State Patrol Academy at Ft. McCoy. This fi ve-day program is open to 40 Wisconsin students between their junior and senior years of high school.
6-20-20186-20-2018Music on the River
Music on the River – Wednesday, June 20, 6-8 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, Tomahawk. Music by Led West. Free admission; bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic. Rain location, SARA Park. Donations appreciated in birdhouses on the grounds. Information: 715-453-7508; www.facebook.com/TomahawkMusicOnTheRiver.
6-23-20186-23-2018Midsummer Celebration
Midsummer Celebration – Saturday, June 23, Knox Creek Heritage Center, W4517 Knox Rd., Brantwood. Exhibits, Swedish meatball meal and other Scandinavian traditional summer food served 5:30 p.m., historical exhibits open for viewing in afternoon, gift shop, music, silent auction, May pole, bonfire, homemade grain bread and cardamom bread for purchase. Information: 715-564-2520, 715-564-2525.
6-27-20186-27-2018Music on the River
Music on the River – Wednesday, June 27, 6-8 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, Tomahawk. Music by Mike Maher Band. Free admission; bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic. Rain location, SARA Park. Donations appreciated in birdhouses on the grounds. Information: 715-453-7508; www.facebook.com/TomahawkMusicOnTheRiver
6-30-20186-30-2018Little Rice Chicken Picnic
Little Rice Chicken Picnic/Fundraiser – Saturday, June 30, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Little Rice Fire Station, 3737 County Road Y, Tomahawk. Food, kids’ games, raffles.
7-3-20187-3-2018Chamber Arts & Crafts Show
Chamber Arts & Crafts Show – Tuesday, July 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., SARA Park. Entertainment, food. Part of Pow Wow Days. Vendors, live music, food. Information: 715-453-5334
7-3-20187-3-2018Chamber Arts & Crafts Show
Chamber Arts & Crafts Show – Tuesday, July 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., SARA Park. Entertainment, food. Part of Pow Wow Days. Vendors, live music, food. Information: 715-453-5334
7-3-20187-3-2018Kwahamot Water Ski Sh
Alumni Kwahamot Water Ski Show – Tuesday, July 3, 7:30 p.m., Kwahamot Bay, off North Fourth Street. Free show presented by Kwahamot Ski Club with many guest alumni skiers on hand.
7-4-20187-4-2018Pow Wow Day (Day 2)
Pow Wow Days (Day 2) – Wednesday, July 4: 5K/10K, 1 mile Fun Run, 8:30 a.m. with kids’ Fun Run at approximately 9 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park; registration, 7:30 a.m. (Pre-registration before July 1 at www.active.com; information: 715-453-8975; watch for listing of winners afterwards at www.tomahawkleader.com). Kids’ Games, about 10-10:30 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park, running, frog-jumping contest for kids. Lions serving food and refreshments downtown beginning 9 a.m.; Chicken Barbecue begins 10 a.m., downtown, popcorn and other food. Parade, 1 p.m., downtown followed by Tomahawk Fire Department water fights. Lions raffle drawing 3 p.m. Kwahamot Water Ski Show, 8 p.m., Kwahamot Bay off North Fourth Street. Fireworks at dusk, visible from SARA Park and Kwahamot ski area. Pow Wow Days sponsored by Tomahawk Lions Club. Information and updates: www.tomahawklions.org.
7-5-20187-5-2018Music on the River
Music on the River – Thursday, July 5, 6-8 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, Tomahawk. Music by Rhythm KIngs. Free admission; bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic. Rain location, SARA Park. Donations appreciated in birdhouses on the grounds. Information: 715-453-7508; www.facebook.com/TomahawkMusicOnTheRiver.
7-7-20187-7-2018Cassian Barbeque & Car Show
Cassian Chicken Barbeque & Car Show – Saturday, July 7, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Cassian Fire Station, 9110 Church Road, Harshaw. Food, kids’ games, raffles.
7-7-20187-7-2018Free Fishermen’s Breakfast
Free Fishermen’s Breakfast – Saturday, July 7, SARA Park, West Somo Avenue, Tomahawk. Starts at 7:30 a.m.; breakfast, 9 a.m.; presentation by pro walleye and crappie angler Tommy “Mr. Erie” Skarlis, 10 a.m.; door prizes. All invited, free breakfast and program. Sponsored by Northern Outdoorsmen for Christ and Northland Bible Church of Tomahawk. Information: 715-536-8247, 714-453-5635.
7-7-20187-7-2018VFW Musky Master
VFW Musky Master Tournament – Saturday, July 7, Lake Mohawksin, SARA Park boat landing, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: vfwpost2687@gmail.com.
7-11-20187-11-2018Jiggin For Jayden
Saturday, July 14, Happy Snapper, Tomahawk; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 715-630-6019 or Jigging For Jayden’s Facebook page.
7-11-20187-11-2018Music on the River
Music on the River – Wednesday, July 11, 6-8 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park. Music by The Jerry Schmitt Band.
7-18-20187-18-2018Music on the River
Music on the River – Wednesday, July 18, 6-8 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park. Music by Johnny and the MoTunes.
7-21-20187-21-2018Summer Knights Car & Bike Show
2nd Annual Summer Knights Classic Car & Bike Show – Saturday, July 21, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., W4232 County Road A, Tomahawk.
7-25-20187-25-2018Music on the River
Wednesday, July 25, 6-8 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, Tomahawk. Music by Texxas. Free admission; bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic. Rain location, SARA Park. Donations appreciated in birdhouses on the grounds. Information: 715-453-7508; www.facebook.com/TomahawkMusicOnTheRiver.
7-27-20187-27-2018St. Mary’s Summer Festival
St. Mary’s Summer Festival – Friday-Saturday, July 27-28, parish grounds. Information: 715-453-2878.
7-27-20187-28-2018St. Mary’s Summer Festival
St. Mary’s Summer Festival – Friday-Saturday, July 27-28, parish grounds. Information: 715-453-2878.
7-28-20187-28-2018German Settlement History & Open House
German Settlement History Picnic and Open House – Saturday, July 28, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Yesterday House and Liberty School, N894 S. German Settlement Rd., Spirit. Bring dish to pass for potluck picnic and learn about area’s German history. Hot dogs, brats provided by German Settlement History, Inc. Tour Yesterday House, a log house built in 1885, contains items of early settlers and Liberty School built in 1919. Also “machine shed” houses farming and logging equipment from 1880-1950. Free admission. Open to visitors spring to fall. Information: www.germansettlementhistory.org, 715-564-3299, gshinc@centurylink.net.
7-28-20187-28-2018Shriner’s/Kwahamot Benefit WaterSki Show
Annual Shriner’s Hospital/Kwahamot Benefit WaterSki Show – Saturday, July 28, 8 p.m., Kwahamot Bay.
8-1-20188-1-2018Antique Outboard Boat and Motor Show
Wednesday-Saturday, Aug. 1-4: 39th annual event draws national/international participants/vendors, 9 a.m., SARA Park. Includes vendors, competition, boat parade, swap meet. Indoor and outdoor displays. Free admission for spectators. Information: 715-365-5649, aomci.org, thedoghouse7_8@frontier.com.
8-2-20188-5-2018Oneida County Fair
Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 2-5, Pioneer Park, Rhinelander. Family fun/ entertainment for all ages, including carnival rides, live music, games, education, 4-H and open class exhibits, food. Free admission. Information: www.oneidacountyfairwi.com.
8-3-20188-4-2018Summer Sidewalk Sales/Craft Show
Tomahawk Summer Sidewalk Sales/Craft Show – Friday-Saturday, Aug. 3-4, special sales throughout downtown and North Fourth Street. Information: 715-453-5334, 715-453-1090.
8-3-20188-4-2018Summer Sidewalk Sales/Craft Show
Tomahawk Summer Sidewalk Sales/Craft Show – Friday-Saturday, Aug. 3-4, special sales throughout downtown and North Fourth Street. Information: 715-453-5334, 715-453-1090.
8-4-20188-4-2018Don Lintereur Memorial Run
Sixth Annual Don Lintereur Memorial Run – Saturday, Aug. 4, beginning and ending at Nokomis Community Park, County Road L, Tomahawk. Half marathon at 8 a.m., with 5k and 10k races at 9 a.m.; mile kids’ fun run at 10 a.m. Register online at www.active.com/tomahawk-wi. Information: donsrun.dlmr@gmail.com, 715-453-4165.
8-4-20188-5-2018Ski Show Nationals
Ski Show Nationals – Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 4-5, Kwahamot Ski Club hosting Ski Show Division 2 Nationals.
8-10-20188-11-2018Spirit-Hill-Ogema 4-H Fair
Friday-Saturday, Aug. 10-11, Spirit Town Hall, W1316 State Road 86, Ogema. Old-fashioned-type fair, with 4-H style show, buffet dinner, frog-jumping contest, egg toss, tug-of-war, other kids’ activities, plus evening program. Information: 715-339-0250, 715-564-3340.
8-11-20188-11-2018Thrilla on the Grilla Rib Cook-off
Saturday, Aug. 11, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., downtown. Sponsored by Tomahawk Lions Club as fundraiser for non-profit organizations. Information: tomahawklions.org.
8-11-20188-11-2018Thrilla on the Grilla Rib Cook-off
Thrilla on the Grilla Rib Cook-off – Saturday, Aug. 11, 11 a.m., downtown. Tomahawk Lions Club fundraiser for nonprofit organizations. Information: tomahawklions.org.
8-11-20188-11-2018Thrilla on the Grilla Rib Cook-off
Thrilla on the Grilla Rib Cook-off – Saturday, Aug. 11, 11 a.m., downtown. Tomahawk Lions Club fundraiser for nonprofit organizations. Information: tomahawklions.org.
8-15-20188-19-2018Lincoln County Fair
Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 15-19, Merrill Festival Grounds, Merrill. Information: www.lincolncofair.com.
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
8-19-20188-19-2018Poultry Shoot for Youth Scholarship
Sunday, Aug. 19, Somo Fish and Game Club, Club grounds on County Road CC.
8-22-20188-26-2018Price County Fair
Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 22-26, Fairgrounds, Phillips. Includes free carnival rides with gate admission.
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.
9-8-20189-8-2018No 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.
9-8-20189-8-2018Octoberfest
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.
9-29-20189-29-2018Annual 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.
10-27-201810-27-2018Fall Festival & Trick or Treating
Fall Festival and Trick or Treating – Saturday, Oct. 27, downtown Tomahawk, Halloween festivities. Information: www.tomahawkmainstreet.org, 715-453-1090.
11-16-201811-16-2018Tomahawk 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 Gym for Basketball
Open gym for basketball will be held every Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Tomahawk Elementary School field house.
Tomahawk Public Library
Tomahawk Public Library is offering Play and Learn, a program for little people and the grownups who care for them, Thursdays through May 24, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the library’s Community Room. There will be playtime, stories, crafts, music and snacks. This early literacy program provides a place to meet others who are caring for young children as well as a place for children to meet and play together.
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
Open Gym for basketball
Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., Tomahawk School District fieldhouse. All ages welcome for basketball (boys and girls must be accompanied by adult); exclude holidays. Information: 715-966-2251, 715-453-1954
Become a Lego Builder
Become a Lego Builder when the Tomahawk Public Library offers sessions during school early release Wednesdays in 2018, Jan. 6, Feb. 7, March 7, April 4 and May 3, from 1:45 to 3 p.m. Programming is for ages 6 and up. Younger children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult or responsible caregiver. No food is allowed at this program. For more information, contact the library at 715-453-2455.
Play and Learn
Tomahawk Public Library is offering Play and Learn, a program for little people and the grown-ups who care for them, Thursdays through May 24, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the library’s Community Room. There will be playtime, stories, crafts music and snacks. This early literacy program provides a place to meet others who are caring for young children as well as a place for children to meet and play together.
Legos at library
Become a Lego Builder when the Tomahawk Public Library offers sessions during school early release Wednesdays in 2018 – Feb. 7, March 7, April 4 and May 3, from 1:45 to 3 p.m.
US 51 bridge improvements
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation announces crews plan to resume work at the US 51/ WIS 64 interchange in Merrill as early as March 1.
Motorists on US 51 can expect to encounter single, northbound lane closures. Motorists on WIS 64 can expect lane closures and stop signs at US 51.
The lane closures are necessary to make repairs to the bridge’s abutments.
All work is currently scheduled for completion in June. Construction schedules are dependent on favorable weather conditions and construction status.
Business Card Directory
Check out the area’s new business card directory!
Providing contact information for a wide range of businesses and services.
Open gym for Basketball
Open gym for basketball will be held every Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Tomahawk Elementary School field house. For more information on additional times and days, contact Jon Long at 715-966-2251 or Bill Sparr at 715-453-1954.
Tomahawk Emergency Food Pantry
There are extended hours on the first Tuesday of the month from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Tomahawk Emergency Food Pantry, located in the basement at Tomahawk United Methodist Church, 1104 School Rd.
Generations Funeral Home-Grief Support Group
Generations Funeral Home, 1400 N. 4th St., Tomahawk, will be offering a Grief Support Group beginning Thursday, April 5 from 1 to 3 p.m., and meeting every Tuesday thereafter for approximately eight weeks.


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