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Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events
Start DateEnd DateEvent Description
0-0-20169-11-2016Wisconsin River Series
The Wisconsin River Series bass fishing competition is geared up for the 2016 tour season.
The anglers of the River Series Tour vie for cash payouts, prizes and qualifications to compete in the year-end two-day championship that will be held on the Rhinelander Flowage Sept. 9-11.
For more information, go to www.wisconsinriverseries.com.
0-0-20160-0-2017Retirement classes
Classes will be held throughout the Northwoods in Rhinelander, Eagle River, Minocqua, Lac du Flambeau, Manitowish Waters, Three Lakes, Tomahawk and Merrill.
For more information about the LIR or to receive a printed schedule, contact the Nicolet College Learning in Retirement Office at 715-365-4491 or 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4491: TTY 711 or 1-800-947-3529.
5-29-20169-4-2016Summer 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.
6-7-20169-15-2016Tuesday Tomahawk Main Street Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays (June 7 through September), 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or sold out, North Third Street and Wisconsin Avenue, downtown Tomahawk. Non-profits’ bake sale, occasional local entertainment. Growers from Lincoln, Price and Oneida counties; season-long and daily rates available. Information: 715-453-3676.
7-21-201612-21-2016Alzheimer’s Support Group
The Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group in Tomahawk will now meet the third Thursday of each month from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Tomahawk Senior Center, 113 S. Tomahawk Ave. The next meeting is set for is set for Thursday, July 28
7-23-20169-17-2016Nokomis Lawn Mower/ Bar Stool Races
Rev up the engines and make your way to the 11th annual Nokomis Lawn Mower/Bar Stool Races.
Future racing takes place Saturday, July 23 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. as part of the Tomahawk Fall Ride for MDA.
Food and drink concessions are on the grounds. Admission is free.
Funds support the Northwoods Passage Snowmobile Club.
8-22-201612-15-2016Wisconsin River drawdown below Pride Dam
Packaging Corporation of America Tomahawk Mill will begin drawing down the Wisconsin River between the Tomahawk Dam and Grandmother Dam Aug. 22 to start work on an earthen embankment the company has been planning to work on the past few years.
8-28-20169-3-2016Upcoming Northern Paddle and Trail local outings
The public is invited to take part in a pair of upcoming Northern Paddle and Trail outings taking place in the Tomahawk area.
8-29-20168-31-2016School open houses, registration
School starts Thursday, Sept. 1. In preparation, the various schools have scheduled open houses/registration as follows:

•TOMAHAWK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 1 to 6 p.m. Families can meet teachers, drop off school supplies and meet bus company representatives. School pictures will be taken.

Extensive information about school supply lists, new staff, calendars, open houses and more was published in the July 28 Tomahawk Leader. Copies are available at the Leader office.
8-31-20168-31-2016Candidate Mary Hoeft
Seventh Congressional District Candidate Mary Hoeft will bring her campaign to Tomahawk Wednesday, Aug. 31, hosting a meet and greet at Ingman’s Parkway Pub at 10:30 a.m. A question and answer time will follow her presentation. All are invited.
8-31-20169-13-2016Ladies’ pool league meetings set
Northwoods Ladies’ Wednesday Night Pool League will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Lisa’s Pub n Grub, County Road Y, Tomahawk. Players and teams welcome. For more information, contact Lisa at 715-453-7066.
The Tuesday Ladies’ One on One Pool League fall meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Cockatiel’s.
9-1-20169-1-2016Drafting Design Technician program
With strong demand locally for individuals with drafting design skills, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, is launching a one-year technical diploma that teaches the entry-level job skills needed by area construction companies, manufacturers and other businesses. Classes will start Sept. 1.
9-1-20169-1-2016Early deadline: Thursday noon
Because of Labor Day printing schedules, there is an early deadline this week for the Tomahawk Leader/ Extra. Ad and news copy must be to the Leader off ce by noon Thursday.
The Leader office will be closed Monday. Papers will be delivered as usual Tuesday.
Send items to sales@ tomahawkleader.com, news@tomahawkleader. com, stop at 315 W. Wisconsin Ave. or call 715-453-2151.
9-1-20169-1-2016First Day of School
First Day of School (Tomahawk) TOMAHAWK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL will hold its Open House Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 1 to 6 p.m.
Families can meet teachers, drop off school supplies and meet bus company representatives.
9-1-20169-1-2016MASH-themed contests include window decorating
As Wurl-Feind-Ingman VFW Post 2687 gears up for this year’s Fall Ride MASH-themed downtown events, businesses along Wisconsin Avenue are being encouraged to decorate their windows using a military theme. Judging will be done by visitors in town
Sept. 16-17.
To participate, contact Pat Haskin at 715-453-3153 by noon Sept. 1.
9-2-20169-2-2016Kinship of Tomahawk
Kinship of Tomahawk is hosting a bake sale at Tomahawk Community Bank Friday, Sept. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Drop off your baked goods at Tomahawk Pharmacy Thursday, Sept. 1 between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
9-3-20169-3-2016Last Kwahamot Ski Show
Saturday, Sept. 3, $1,000 raffle drawing.
9-3-20169-3-2016Prentice 5k, dance
The Prentice Fire Department is doing a Grumpy Grandpas 5K Run/Walk Saturday, Sept. 3 – their fi rst one to raise money for a new concession building.
Registration is at 7 a.m. and the race starts at 8 a.m. at Prentice Lion’s Park, across from the school.
For information, 715- 428-2124, 715-820-2735 or 715-428-2121.
Anyone who does the race also gets $2 off admission to the dance featuring “Cherry Pie” and a free drink ticket. The dance starts at 8 p.m.
9-3-20169-4-2016Prentice Progress Days
Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 3-4 (rain date Monday, Sept. 5), various locations in Prentice. Includes: Saturday – co-ed softball tourney, 9 a.m., volleyball, dunk tank, arts & crafts, 10 a.m., parade 10:30 a.m., food, free inflatable bouncies 11:15 a.m., music, genealogical research, historical display, live music, airplane rides, old fire truck rides, watermelon eating contest 4 p.m., kids’ games, free children’s movie, live music at Fire Hall at 7 p.m.; Sunday –Leo Heikkinen Memorial Golf Tournament, 8-11 a.m., bouncie rides, horse pull at noon, bean bag tournament, horse drawn wagon rides, spaghetti feed at 2 p.m., water fights at 3 p.m., Community Hymn Sing at 7 p.m., live music, 8 p.m. Sponsored by Prentice Lions, Volunteer Fire Department, Optimists Club. Information: 715-428-2964, 715-428-2124.
9-5-20169-5-2016Labor Day
Labor Day Parade and Celebration in Merrill
9-9-20169-9-2016Central Wisconsin River Series Bass Championship
Central Wisconsin River Series Bass Championship
9-10-20169-10-2016A Country Afternoon
– Saturday, Sept. 10, 12:30-4 p.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 1-3 p.m., new exhibits, crafts, demos, bread and sweet bread sale, bake contest, raffles, music, historic displays, watch old activities. Information: 715-564-2520, 715-564-2525.
9-10-20169-10-2016Central Wisconsin River Series Bass Championship
Central Wisconsin River Series Bass Championship
9-10-20169-10-2016FREE Dumpster Day coming soon
Tomahawks annual Dumpster Day - offering city residents and businesses a chance to dispose of larger items such as mattresses, sofas and tables, will take place Saturday, Sept. 10 between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. at the City Garage, 415 W. Spirit Ave.
9-10-20169-10-2016Harshaw Sports Club’s annual Gun Raffle
Harshaw Sports Club’s annual Gun Raffle and Banquet takes place Saturday, Sept. 10 at Inshalla Country Club, Tomahawk. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. For banquet tickets, call Annette at 715-282-5156 or Rejeana at 715-453-4390.
9-10-20169-10-2016No Frills Marathon
Sunday, Sept. 10, following Bearskin Trail from Tomahawk to Minocqua; race starts 7 a.m. from Nokomis Community Park, County Road L, Tomahawk, finishes at Bearskin Trailhead behind Minocqua Post Office. Register: www.minocquanofrillsmarathon.com.
9-10-20169-10-2016Skanawan recycling day
The Town of Skanawan will hold a recycling day Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Town Hall, from 8 to 11 a.m.
The seven-week Strengthening Families Program will be offered weekly Sept. 13 through Nov. 1, Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. at the YMCA of the Northwoods. Participants must register. There is no cost to attend and transportation reimbursement is available. Childcare will be provided for
younger siblings.
Register by calling 715-369-6186 or emailing mneis@co.oneida.wi.us. Space is limited.
9-15-20169-15-2016Tomahawk Chamber Bon Fire & Brat Fry
Tomahawk Chamber Bon Fire & Brat Fry*
9-15-20169-18-201635th Annual Tomahawk Fall Ride for MDA
Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 15-18: Tomahawk’s premier event and huge fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 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 raffles, Chamber bonfire/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. The Tomahawk Leader also publishes the official Fall Ride Guide in August.
9-17-20169-17-2016Nokomis Lawn Mower/ Bar Stool Races
– Saturday, Sept. 17, time trials 11 a.m., racing, noon, Nokomis Community Park, County Road L, Tomahawk.
9-24-20169-24-201657th Annual Christmas Tree Festival
Saturday, Sept. 24, begins 9 a.m.-with nighttime dance, downtown Ogema. Parade, 11 a.m.; chicken BBQ at 11:15 a.m., other food, refreshments, “Run to the Peak” race to Timm’s Hill, Ogema Public Library book sale, quilt show and raffle, tours of Pioneer House Museum, large arts and crafts fair, ATV pull, Christmas tree contest, tree toss, Ogema Fire Company’s annual Fireman’s Dance at fire hall, 7 p.m.
10-6-201610-6-2016Remembering...Einer H Ingman Jr's Birthday
Remembering...Einer H Ingman Jr's Birthday
10-8-201610-8-2016Other Lions events include Oct. 8 Octoberfest
The Lions have just come off their big Fourth of July Pow Wow Days and are gearing up for a new Octoberfest slated Oct. 8 at SARA Park.
10-12-201610-12-2016Tomahawk Chamber
Tomahawk Chamber Annual Membership Drive
10-15-201610-15-2016Zion Lutheran Church Banquet
Kinship of Tomahawk Banquet
10-22-201610-22-2016Zion Lutheran Church Banquet
Zion Lutheran Church Harvest Dinner
10-29-201610-29-2016Fall Festival and Trick or Treating
Saturday, Oct. 29, downtown Tomahawk. Information: www.tomahawkmainstreet.org, 715-453-1090.
10-29-201610-29-2016Halloween Festivities
Tomahawk Main Street Halloween Festivities
11-8-201611-8-2016General Election
General Election
11-11-201611-11-2016Win the Window
Win the Window starts
11-18-201611-18-2016Tomahawk Venison Feed
Friday, Nov. 18, 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.
11-26-201611-26-2016Tomahawk Christmas Parade & Winter Wonderland
Saturday, Nov. 26, 4:30 p.m. downtown Tomahawk. Santa visit, holiday tree display. Tomahawk Chamber event. Information: 715-453-5334, 800-569-2160.
12-3-201612-3-2016Finnish Independence Day
Saturday, Dec. 3, Mojakka dinner served from 2 p.m. dinner; program dedication ceremony of plaque fro Knox Cemetery. 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
Indoor Tomahawk Swimming Pool
Morning lap swim, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 6-8 a.m.; open swims, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. ($2 per person). Located in Tomahawk School District complex.
AA, Alanon meetings
Mondays, 7 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 12 E. Wisconsin Ave., (CS); Wednesdays, noon, Grace House, W. Somo Ave. and Third St.; Fridays, 7:30 p.m., Grace House, W. Somo Ave. and Third St., (OBBS); Saturdays, 9 a.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 111 W. Washington (CBM); Sundays, 10:10 a.m., Grace House, W. Somo Ave. and Third St., (CD). AlAnon meetings are held: Mondays, 7 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 12 E. Wisconsin Ave.; Saturdays, 9 a.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 111 W. Washington Ave. AA Help Line, 715-367-7920.
Mondays: 11 a.m., St. Augustine Church, 39 S. Pelham; 7 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 21 W. Timber Dr.; Tuesdays: 7 p.m., Koinonia, 1991 Winnebago Dr.; Wednesdays: 11 a.m., St. Augustine Church, 39 S. Pelham; 7 p.m., Vineyard Church, 130 S. Stevens St.; Thursdays: 4:30 p.m. United Methodist Church, 724 Arbutus St. (CW), upstairs left classroom, 7:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, 724 Arbutus St.; Fridays: 7:30 p.m. Church of Christ, 1103 Thayer St.; Saturdays: 5 p.m., United Methodist Church, 724 Arbutus St.; Sundays: 10:30 a.m., Koinonia, 1991 Winnebago Dr.; 7:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 235 N. Stevens St.
Tommy O’s Playhouse
One of only a handful of revolving repertory theaters left in the country located at 5611 US-51, Hazelhurst. The theater is open from late June through September and draws a company of professional actors from around the country. The schedule includes matinees on Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and most Tuesdays. Evening performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays, with some Monday and Tuesday evenings in August. Information: 715-356-0003 or tommyosplayhouse.com.
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.
Tomahawk Area Gardeners new season
Tomahawk Area Gardeners (TAG) TAG meets April, May, August and September, the third Tuesday of the month in the upstairs Community Room at Tomahawk Community Bank.
HAVEN Progressive Bingo
Sundays, 7 p.m., Les & Jim’s Lincoln Lanes, 1208 N. Center Ave., Merrill. Information: 715-536-1300.
Kwahamot Water Ski Club
Free water ski shows, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, May 28 through Sept. 3 (no shows July 23 and Aug. 6), Kwahamot Park by N. 4th St. bridge. Starting time is 7:30 p.m. until mid-June, when it changes to 8 p.m., then back to 7:30 p.m. in mid-Aug. 11.
Saturday Tomahawk Farmers Market and Flea Market
Saturdays, May 28-Oct. 29, Washington Square Park, near Chamber building. Fresh produce, honey, mushrooms, relishes, jams and jellies, dog teats, plants, breakfast/lunch foods. Flea market treasures. WIC approved, Senior Farmer Market Nutrition and EBT accepted. Information/vendor contact: 715-539-3663, 920-905-5831.
Pickleball schedule
Mondays, 9-11 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noonish, SARA Park indoor arena, W. Somo Ave. Playing fees, $2 per session; visitors welcome.
WaWui 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.
Alzheimer’s Support Group
The Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group in Tomahawk will now meet the third Thursday of each month from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Tomahawk Senior Center, 113 S. Tomahawk Ave. The next meeting is set for is set for Thursday, July 28
“Pound” and “Yoga”
“Pound” and “Yoga” will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays in August in the Redeemer Lutheran Church gym, corner of Theiler Drive and County Road S. Pound sessions, a fast-paced cardio exercise routine using drumming with weighted drumsticks, are from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., with yoga from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $6 for each class or $10 for both.
Direct questions to Cindy Marten at 715-966-9400.

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