♦ Tomahawk, WI ♦  

Entertainment & Attractions

Events Calendar

School Events

Business Directory

Places to Stay

Dining Guide

Fishing Report

Snowmobile Report

Tomahawk Fall Ride


Area Map

  ♦ Local News ♦  

Tomahawk Leader

Message Board

  ♦ Additional Links ♦  

Personal Web Pages

Submit A Business

  ♦ Contact Us ♦  


TravelTomahawk.com - Tomahawk, WI
Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events
Start DateEnd DateEvent Description
9-1-2014Summer Outdoor Worship
Sundays, 10 a.m., Schaefer’s Wharf, County Road L on Lake Nokomis, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Presented by Grace Lutheran Church. Bring chair, blanket. Rain location: Indoors at Grace Lutheran Church, 108 W. Somo Ave., Tomahawk. Information: 715-453-4066. Everyone welcome.
5-21-20149-24-2014WaWui Bingo
Wednesdays, 7 p.m. games, doors open 5:30 p.m., SARA Park Activity Center, 900 W. Somo Ave. All welcome, including supervised minors.
5-29-20149-4-2014Flea, Craft and Farmers Market
The Tomahawk Girl Scouts will hold their Flea, Craft and Farmers Market Thursdays, May 29 through Sept. 4, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Washington Square Park, near the Tomahawk Chamber building. The weekly event benefits the Scouts, who also will be selling their own crafts. They will have some food choices between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The market will be cancelled during severe weather. For vendor information, call 715-453-4140 or 715-453-4439. The Scouts are the first of three markets planned this summer. Main Street Tomahawk will be hosting its Farmers Market on Tuesdays in downtown Tomahawk. There also will be a Saturday Tomahawk Farmers and Flea Market beginning June 7, at Washington Park.
8-29-20149-9-2014Government Meetings
Friday, Aug. 29 ¬¬– Trustees, Lincoln County Employee Health Fund, 9 a.m., Service Center, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: approve administrative service agreement/fee schedule; plan design changes; set premiums; policy for employee exercise class; implement $20/month incentive to join health club.

Tuesday, Sept. 2 – City of Tomahawk Planning and Zoning Commission, 8 a.m., City Hall, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: new business (5 E. Prospect Ave.; 410 Bliss Ave.); old business (fabric covered temporary storage units; Theiler Drive storm sewer).

Tuesday, Sept. 2 – City of Tomahawk Board of Public Works, 5 p.m., City Hall, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: old business (storm water project bid; review “noxious weeds” ordinances, policies; review snow removal ordinance; 2014 road surface management plan; ordinance amending municipal code titled parking time limits); new business (2015 capital projects; 2014 budget overruns; Jorgensen retirement, replacement; Lincoln County Highway Department request-wayside, US Hwy. 8 and County Hwy. A).

Tuesday, Sept. 2 – City of Tomahawk Licenses and Permits Committee, 6 p.m., City Hall, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: operator license; temporary class B picnic licenses; special events (Tomahawk School District, homecoming parade Oct. 3); new business (review animal ordinance, regulations of chickens).

Tuesday, Sept. 2 – City of Tomahawk Finance Committee, 6:30 p.m., City Hall, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: checks; old business (329 Bradley Farm Road; North Fourth Street right-of-way; TIF #2 update; MSA Professional Services-Tomahawk TIF#2 amendment-severely distressed; 227 Oneida Drive); new business (Standard & Poor’s bond rating review; David DeYoung, Stifel, Nicolaus; 2014 utility project bids; storm water utilities information; city owned land, North Fourth Street).

Tuesday, Sept. 2 – City of Tomahawk Licenses and Permits Committee, 7 p.m., City Hall, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: checks; Library Board; reports; operator licenses; temporary class B picnic licenses; special event Tomahawk School District, homecoming parade Oct. 3; ordinances (amend municipal code titled parking time limits; amend code of ordinances compulsory connection to sewer and water; amend municipal code, report of existing insanitary installation and inspection of vacant properties and relocated buildings); resolution setting park user fees; 2014 utility project bids; MSA Professional Services-Tomahawk TID District #2 amendment (severely distressed).

Tuesday, Sept. 2 – North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board One Stop Operator Committee, 1 p.m., Stevens Point. Agenda includes: Job Center updates; WIA local plan; overview; career expo; liaison report; business services; accessible workstation update.

Tuesday, Sept. 2 – City of Merrill City Plan Commission, 5:30 p.m., City Hall, Merrill. Agenda includes: resolution regarding dedication of part of 10th Street.

Tuesday, Sept. 2 – Lincoln County Administrative and Legislative Committee, 5:30 p.m., Service Center, Merrill. Agenda includes: answer questions about salaries, funding, UW Extension; three year review, Joint Cooperative Extension Agriculture Development Educator position, Marathon County; cost adding waiting room, Veterans Services office.

Wednesday, Sept. 3 – Oneida County Labor Relations and Employee Services Committee, 9 a.m., Courthouse, Rhinelander. Agenda includes: resolution, performance evaluation program; 2015 budget; economic support specialist, social service aide, small claims court clerk and deputy sheriff vacancy review appeals; 2015 staffing request; correction sergeant vacancy review appeal; resolution, lieutenant appointment.

Wednesday, Sept. 3 – Oneida County Planning & Development, Courthouse, Rhinelander. Closed session, 12:30 p.m., (pier violations, town of Minocqua; weekly rental, town of Minocqua; land disturbance, placement of structures within 35 ft. vegetative buffer zone, town of Nokomis; pier violations, town of Schoepke); open session, 1:30 p.m., agenda includes: discuss results, boathouse/pier survey; rezone petition, town of Minocqua; ordinance amendment, domesticated chickens, ducks; preliminary three lot certified map, Peoples State Bank, Kenneth M. Liebnitz, Sherry Klosiewski, owners, reconfigure lots because of garage, driveway encroachments on properties; 2014 and 2015 budget.

Wednesday, Sept. 3 – Oneida County Senior Center Advisory Council, 12:30 p.m., Rhinelander. Agenda includes: Alzheimer Memory Walk Sept. 20; September activities; fund raisers; Bocce Ball Court; name tags; greeting card rack volunteers.

Wednesday, Sept. 3 – North Central Health Care Community Services Program, 3 p.m., Lake View Drive, Wausau. Agenda includes: Human Services report; behavioral health integrated care pilot, psychiatry, aquatic updates; presentation, Dawn Perez, Marathon County Social Services.

Wednesday, Sept. 3 – Oneida County Forestry, Land, Recreation, 4 p.m., Courthouse, Rhinelander. Agenda includes: resolution to County Board re: permission to consider mining exploration requests; closed session (Wilson Road gravel pit/NMM #14 and use of town of Lynne roads); open session; 2015 Forestry department budget; long range capital improvement projects; severance proposal (Supervisor Van Raalte); forest management (revenue report; timber sale(s); temporary private logging access agreement); award land survey contract (NWNW Sec. 9 T35N-R9E); Willow Road traffic count update; Clear Lake Road encroachment, access request (appraisal; recommendation); fall WCFA meeting attendance.

Wednesday, Sept. 3 – Merrill Parks and Recreation Commission, 4:15 p.m., city hall, Merrill. Agenda includes: pool discussion; operational budget; capital budget; park rental policy, non-profit organizations; Riverside Park bids, sandblast/repair.

Wednesday, Sept. 3 – Merrill Area Public Schools Finance/Human Resources Committee, 5 p.m., MAPS building. Agenda includes: five-year financial forecast; vacancy/recruitment, teacher compensation updates.

Wednesday, Sept. 3 – Public Meeting, 7 p.m., Lincoln County Service Center, Merrill. Markin Consulting, a national fair and fairground consulting firm, is holding the public meeting to discuss study process and gather input from local residents.

Thursday, Sept. 4 – Lincoln County Highway Committee, 7:30 a.m., Commissioner’s Office, Merrill. Agenda includes: vice chair election; budget modification, $35,000, wayside; ATV route ordinance; approve cost share, town of Tomahawk; damaged roof repair; replacement of authorized positions, highway worker, mechanic; grader buy back options; Heineman Road discussion; highway operations updates.

Thursday, Sept. 4 – Lincoln County Social Services Committee, 6 p.m., Health and Human Services building, Merrill. Agenda includes: closed session (director evaluation); open session; sub-care, financial reports; building security system update.

Monday, Sept. 8 – City of Merrill Zoning Board of Appeals, 6 p.m., city hall, Merrill. Agenda includes: variance request, Donald and Edith Townsend, 1905 Jackson St., removal of building that has deteriorated more than 50% of its value.

Monday, Sept. 8 – Town of Bradley Town Board, 5:30 p.m., town hall. Agenda includes: Half Moon Lake Protection and Rehab District request concerning land donation to association; set date for assessor interviews; Jason Schultz request to allow for automobile repair as expanded home occupation, Rural Lands 4 zoning district, N8773 Flynn Road; Todd Kahle request to construct storage building greater than 1,500 square feet, Rural Residential I zoning district, W5305 Road Lake Road; resolution requesting vacation of undeveloped roadway, Muskellunge Lake plat; resolution for buoys at Kings Dam; wayside parking; cemetery/park contract, Four Seasons Home Owner Services, LLC.

Monday, Sept. 8 – Town of Harrison Town Board, 6:30 p.m., town hall.

Monday, Sept. 8 – Town of Skanawan Town Board, 7 p.m., town hall.

Tuesday, Sept. 9 – Town of Bradley Board of Review, 5-7 p.m., town hall.

Tuesday, Sept. 9 – School District of Tomahawk Annual Meeting, 6 p.m., High School Library, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: election of chairperson; annual school board report; proposed budget hearing; old business; new business (approval: necessary tax levy for support 2014-15 budget; provide 2014-15 national school lunch program; furnish textbooks; borrow money, if necessary, to operate until taxes, aids become available; prosecute/defend any legal action or proceeding in which school district has interest; authorize sale of school property; authorize acquisition of real estate through purchase or condemnation; salaries of school board members; authorize payment of actual, necessary expenses of board members who travel in performance of duties; 2015 annual meeting date);
9-1-20149-1-2014Hatchet Golf Benefit
The 17th annual Hatchet Golf Benefit will take place at Inshalla Country Club on Labor Day, Sept. 1, with registration at noon and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The five-person, 18-hole mixed scramble fees are $30 per player and $20 per cart before Aug. 25 and $35 per player and $30 per cart after that. Each team must have at least one female player. The entry fee includes golf, hole and place awards, chicken picnic and support of the Hatchet golf team. For more information, contact Garth Gerstenberger at 715-453-3950 or Andy Hein at 715-453-3130.
9-1-20149-1-2014Labor Day Parade and Festivities
– Monday, Merrill. Parade downtown; classic car show, auction, games, entertainment, Lincoln County Fairgrounds.
9-2-20149-9-2014Pool Schedule
Tuesday, Sept. 2 High school girls’ swim team practice, 3-6 p.m.; girls’ dive practice, 6-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 3 Adult morning lap swim, 6-8 a.m.; high school girls’ swim team practice, 3-6 p.m.; girls’ dive practice, 6-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 4 High school girls’ swim team hosts Ladysmith, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 5 Adult morning lap swim, 6-8 a.m.; high school girls’ swim team practice, 3:30-6 p.m.; dive practice, 6-7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 6 Pool closed.

Sunday, Sept. 7 Pool closed.

Monday, Sept. 8 Adult morning lap swim, 6-8 a.m.; high school girls’ swim team practice, 3:30-6 p.m.; dive practice, 6-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 9 High school girls’ swim team practice, 3:30-6 p.m.; dive practice, 6-7:30 p.m.
9-5-20149-5-2014Blood Drive
There will be a Tomahawk Community Blood Drive Friday, Sept. 5 from noon to 3:30 p.m. in the Spruce Room at Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital, 401 W. Mohawk Dr., Tomahawk. To schedule a donation appointment, call toll free 800-280-4102, or go to www.save3lives.org. Walk-in donors are welcome. Northwoods Community Blood Center provides 100 percent of the blood products used by area hospitals.
9-6-20149-6-2014Citywide dumpster day
Those with an old television or couch to get rid of will want to mark their calendars, as the Tomahawk Make a Difference Group (MADG) host its sixth annual citywide Dumpster Days and electronic recycling event Saturday, Sept. 6, between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. The electronic drop-off is open to the entire public, while those taking advantage of the Dumpster Day dumpsters need to be city residents. Those with large household items to dispose of will need to have their driver’s licenses available to show proof of city residency. The Dumpster Day dumpster is available only to city residents as city funds are used to pay tipping fees. For the past several years, the MADG has been teaming up with the Tomahawk Boy Scouts to help those who might not otherwise be able to take advantage of the community service. Again this year, the Boy Scouts will be offering curbside pickup as part of the citywide cleanup effort for a $10 hauling fee. Those who would like to sign up for the service need to contact MADG member Clarann Stocker between Sept. 2-5 to make arrangements. There is no cost to dispose of items as part of Dumpster Day, but donations are appreciated to help fund future events. Everyone is invited to dispose of electronic items (many items will have disposal fees) as part of the electronic recycling drop-off that coincides with Dumpster Days. A dumpster will also be on hand for anyone wanting to get rid of metal materials for free. Items that will not be accepted at Dumpster Days include any construction material, chemicals or hazardous waste. MADG pamphlets will be available at the collections site with information on where those items can be taken. Those who would like to enlist the help of the Tomahawk Boy Scouts are encouraged to contact Stocker at 715-453-4085. There is a minimum $10 pickup fee and items either need to be curbside or easily accessible for Scouts to pickup. Dumpster Day and the electronic drop off will again be held at the City Garage, located near the downtown at the corner of Spirit Avenue and Railway Street. For more information on what can be disposed of during Dumpster Day, contact Stocker at the above-mentioned number or call event organizer Rejeana Ebert at 715-453-4390 or 715-966-2048.
9-6-20149-6-2014Tomahawk Fire Department Dance
The evening will begin with brats, hotdogs, hamburgers, soda and beer from 5 to 8 p.m. My Sisters’ House, a home being renovated to house local homeless, will serve corn on the cob, nachos and water as a fundraiser. Fire trucks will be on display. Then from 8 p.m. until midnight, those 18 and older will be welcome at a dance featuring the band ChillBillys, which plays 60’s, 70’s and 80’s music. Suzanne Johnson, Rob Mesun and Adam Johnson are three cousins (continuing the family ties of The Brothers) from northern Wisconsin who started playing music together in 1996. Funds raised from the event will go into the department’s equipment fund. Admission to the dance is a $5 donation.
9-6-20149-6-2014Veterans Programs
Veteran posts in Tomahawk and surrounding communities are invited to a program Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Indian Shores Campground and the Shoreland Restaurant, 7750 Indian Shores Rd., halfway between Lake Tomahawk and Woodruff of Hwy. 47. All veterans will be honored at the get-together. Family and friends are invited. There will be free food, beer and soda for veterans, with a small fee for others. All proceeds will go to the Honor Flight Program and Camp American Legion. Activities will include mini golf, swimming, a game room, volleyball and more, along with raffles. For information, contact Jerry at 715-617-8940.
9-7-20149-7-2014Man Up and Write
Two authors will discuss why they write and why you should too during a “Man Up and Write!” presentation Sunday, Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. at T.B. Scott Free Library, Merrill. Speaking will be Tomahawk’s Will Kalinke and Merrill’s Jim Finucan. Their books will be available. Refreshments will be served.
9-9-20149-9-2014St. Mary’s Choir Rehearsal
All singers in the community are invited to join St. Mary’s Choir in their annual Advent Concert and Cantata, which will be performed Dec. 7. Rehearsals begin at St. Mary’s Church on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m. Call Jan Huseby at 715-453-2878, ext. 211 to reserve your music folder.
9-11-20149-14-2014Tomahawk Fall Ride for MDA
Thursday-Sunday, Tomahawk’s premier event and huge fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, with $2 million-plus raised for the charity over the years. Four-day motorcycle rally that attracts up to 40,000 bike enthusiasts, with Harley-Davidson plant tours, Friday night Thunder Parade, live music including SARA Park and downtown evening street dances, bike raffl es, Chamber bonfi re/brat fry and much more. Major events at SARA Park, Harley-Davidson plant(s), downtown and Nokomis Community Park, plus venues throughout community. Information: 715-453-5334; watch for updates and follow-up pictures at www.tomahawkleader.com.
9-13-20149-13-2014Lawnmower and Bar Stool Races
Saturday, time trials 11 a.m., racing, noon, Nokomis Community Park, County Road L, Tomahawk.
9-27-20149-27-201455th Annual Christmas Tree Festival
Saturday, begins 9 a.m., N1859 School House Rd., downtown Ogema. Parade, 11 a.m.; chicken BBQ at 11:15 a.m., other food, refreshments, Run to the Peak race at Timm’s Hill, library book sale, tours of Pioneer House Museum, large arts and crafts fair, ATV pull, Christmas tree toss, tree judging, Ogema Players, Ogema Fire Company’s annual Fireman’s Dance, 7 p.m., at fire hall.
9-27-20149-28-2014River Series Lake Mohawksin
The Central Wisconsin River Series (CWRS) is coming to Tomahawk on Sept. 6. The River Series tour will hold its final one-day qualifi er on Lake Mohawksin Saturday Sept. 6, when 45 teams will take off from SARA Park at 6:30 a.m. to compete for top honors and the remaining five spots in the CWRS Championship to be held Sept. 27-28 on Lake Mohawksin. “We held one of our qualifi ers on Lake Nokomis earlier in the year, and we are very excited to come back to the Tomahawk area,” said Michael Hofmann, tournament director of the River Series. “The city of Tomahawk really has a lot to offer all who come and visit – it is such a great area.” Weigh-in for this last qualifi er starts at 3 p.m. Sept. 6 at Veterans Memorial Park in Tomahawk and is open to the public.
Noodle-Rama held by Northwoods Riders Snowmobile Club at Schaefer’s Wharf, 1969 County Road L, Tomahawk. Information: 715-453-2768.
10-25-201410-25-2014Halloween Festivities
Saturday, downtown Tomahawk. Information: www.tomahawkmainstreet.org, 715-453-1090.
10-25-201410-25-2014Harvest Festival Dinner
Saturday, Oct. 25, 4-6:30 p.m., Brantwood Community Center, corner of Hwys. 8 and D, Brantwood. Dinner of homemade bison stew with all the fixings, homemade bread, pie, raffle drawing. Sponsored by Zion Lutheran Church. Information: 715-564-2283, brantwoodbison@centurytel.net.
11-15-201411-15-2014Gun Raffle
Northwoods Passage Snowmobile Club Gun Raffle at Schaefer’s Wharf, 1969 County Road L, Tomahawk. Information: 715-453-2768.
11-21-201411-21-2014Tomahawk Free Venison Feed
Friday, 11:30 a.m. until gone, downtown Tomahawk. Serving venison burgers as kickoff to fall hunting. Information: 715-453-5334, 800-569-2160.
11-29-201411-29-2014Parade and Winter Wonderland
Northern Lights Christmas Parade and Winter Wonderland – Saturday, Nov. 29, downtown Tomahawk. Santa visit, holiday tree display. Information: 715-453-5334, 800-569-2160.
12-6-201412-6-2014Finnish Independence Day
Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Community Center, N4888 Stadium Rd., corners of Hwy. 8 and County Road D, Brantwood. Finnish Independence Day with Finnish mojakka (stew) dinner cooked outdoors over wood fire, homemade bread. History program at 6:30 p.m. after dinner. Event sponsored by Knox Creek Heritage Center. Information: 715-564-2520, 715-564-2525, cen7368@centurytel.net, mbraski@yahoo.com.
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.
Thursday Tomahawk Girl Scouts Flea, Craft and Fa
Thursdays, May 29-Sept. 4, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Washington Square Park, near Chamber. Benefi ts Tomahawk Girl Scouts, who provide food, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and sell their own crafts. Park has children’s play equipment. Cancelled during severe weather. For vendor information, call 715-453-4140, 715-453-4439.
Tuesday Tomahawk Main Street Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays (June 3 through mid-October), 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or sold out, Third Street and Wisconsin Avenue, downtown Tomahawk. Nonprofits’ bake sale, occasional local entertainment. Vendors from Lincoln, Price and Oneida counties. Information: 715-453-3676.
Saturday Tomahawk Farmers Market and Flea Market
Saturdays, June 7-end of October, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Washington Square Park, near Chamber building. Lincoln County and/or Tomahawk School District farm vendors; fl ea market vendors from anywhere. Vendor-selling lunch and snack items. Accepting QUEST Cards, SNAP Program and debit cards; vouchers available on-site. Park has children’s play equipment and washrooms. Information/vendor contact: 715-453-1173 or 715-453-5706.

Our goal is to provide one comprehensive location to get all the information you need to visit or live in the Tomahawk, Wisconsin area. If you can't find it here please also check the Tomahawk Leader website (the Tomahawk, WI newspaper). If you still can't find something about Tomahawk, WI, Lincoln County or the Northwoods area let us know, we'll try to help!
© 1998-2013 Tomahawk Leader, Inc., Tomahawk WI
315 W Wisconsin Ave - PO Box 345
Tomahawk, WI, 54487 - Phone: (715) 453-2151