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Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events
Start DateEnd DateEvent Description
1-1-20171-1-2018Open Arms Community 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.
2-23-20175-23-2017Tomahawk 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.
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,
5-1-201711-1-2017SPIRIT DAM CLOSED
Spirit Reservoir WVIC Recreation Site #8 Temporary Closures & Alternative Locations SPIRIT DAM CLOSEDTO FISHING AS WORKBEGINS: Wisconsin Valley Improvement (WVIC) began repairs of the Spirit Reservoir Dam, located off of County Highway E, starting yesterday, May 1. For purposes of public safety, the recreational site including the parking area, fishing pier and canoe portage will be closed during the duration of the project. The project is scheduled to be completed in the late fall of 2017 at which time the sites will again be available to the public.
The attached map provides alternative locations available for the public.
5-23-20175-23-2017Birding for Fun
Tuesday, May 23, 1:30 p.m., Tomahawk Public Library, featuring Fred Bloedorn.
5-23-20175-23-2017Explore Careers in Corrections at Nicolet
Anyone interested in starting a career in criminal justice is invited to attend the Careers in Corrections Open House at Nicolet College from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 23, in Birchwoods Center 116, Rhinelander. At the event prospective students can learn about the training necessary to work in corrections, primarily as county corrections officers, and details of the college’s upcoming Part-Time Jail Academy. The 10-week academy will meet Tuesday and Thursday nights and on Saturdays July 18 to Sept. 23.
5-23-20175-23-2017Lesbian etc. group organizing
Lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender group organizing
Organizational meeting tonight (Tuesday May 23) at 6:30 p.m. at the Minocqua Public Library, 415 Menominee St., Minocqua, Wisconsin.
For more information about future meetings, visit facebook.com/rainbowhodags.
5-23-20175-23-2017Riesch speaking to Gem, Mineral Club
Michael Riesch, curator from Earthaven Museum (earth science education) from Gillett, will be the speaker at the Lakeland Gem and Mineral Club’s May meeting. He will discuss “Midwest Mining, Minerals and Why They Matter” today (May 23) from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Pines, 415 Chippewa St., Minocqua.
The Lakeland Gem Club is an educational, fun way of sharing one’s hobby for anyone interested in geology, earth sciences, mineralogy and lapidary. The public is welcome to attend. For information visit www.lakelandgemclub.com .
5-23-20175-26-2017Tomahawk Senior Center activities
113 S. Tomahawk Ave. • Call 1-715-453-5757 to register. Tuesday, May 23 – Adult coloring, 1-3 p.m.; Wednesday, May 24 – Local shopping, 9 a.m., call ahead to RSVP @ 715-453-5757; Weight Watchers, 6 p.m.; Thursday, May 25 – Knit and Sit, 1 p.m.; Friday, May 26 – Wii bowling, 9:30 a.m.
5-23-20176-8-2017Governmental meetings
Tuesday, May 23 – Town of Birch Open Book and Board of Review, 4-8 p.m., Town Hall.

Tuesday, May 23 – City of Merrill Community Development, 8 a.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes: homeowner loan application and applicable of conflict of interest requirements.

Tuesday, May 23 – School District Of Tomahawk Curriculum, Activities, and Educational Assessment Committee, 4 p.m., High School. Agenda includes: Middle School Staffing Request.

Tuesday, May 23 – City of Merrill Personnel And Finance Committee, 5 p.m., Town Hall. Agenda includes: request to write-off personal property tax bill, delinquent tax foreclosure process, request to write-off real estate tax bill.

Wednesday, May 24 – Oneida County Oneida County Public Works/Highway& Solid Waste, 8 a.m, Rhinelander. Agenda includes: approval of bids, vacancy review for Operator I position, closed session, contract discussions.

Wednesday, May 24 – Oneida County Joint Labor Relations and Employee Services and Administrations Committees, 10:30 a.m, Courthouse. Agenda includes: equipment operator vacancy, UW-Extension, closed session, return to open session.

Wednesday, May 24 – Oneida County Planning and Development, 1 p.m, Courthouse. Agenda includes: conditional use permit application by Marshfield Clinic Inc., amendments to Oneida County Zoning and Shoreland Protection Ordinance, invoice payment Brown and Jones Reporting, Inc.

Wednesday, May 24 – Town of Schley Open Book and Board of Review, 4-8 p.m., Town Hall.

Wednesday, May 24 – City of Merrill Water and Sewage Disposal Committee, 5 p.m., City Hall. Agenda includes: 2016 CMAR, high water and sewer bill.

Thursday, May 25 – Town of Russell Open Book and Board of Review, 2-6 p.m., Town Hall, Gleason.

Thursday, May 25 – Lincoln County All Hazards Mitigation Plan Public Informational Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Service Center, Merrill.

Thursday, May 25 – City of Merrill Board of Review, 4-6 p.m., City Hall, Merrill. Mandatory training requirements verification, sworn testimony policy, Board of Review hearing request waiver policy.

Saturday, May 27 – Deer Lake District Annual Meeting, 9 a.m., River Valley Bank Community Room, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: lake reports, eurasian milfoil update, donation status, commissioner election.

Monday, May 29 – City of Merrill City Hall, offices will be closed.

Saturday, June 3 – Town of King Open Book and Board of Review, 8 a.m., Town Hall.

Tuesday, June 6 – City of Merril Zoning Board Public Hearing, 6 p.m., City Hall. Agenda includes: Park City Credit Union signage variance.

Tuesday, June 6 – City of Merril City Plan Commission, 6 p.m., City Hall. Agenda includes: rezoning parcel from Industrial to Public.

Thursday, June 8 – Lincoln County Land Services Public Hearing, 4 p.m., Service Center, Merrill. Agenda includes: condtional use request, petition for rezoning, floodplain ordinance, shoreland zoning ordinance.
5-24-20175-24-2017THS Senior Art Show
Four Tomahawk High School senior art students will host an Art Show Wednesday, May 24 from 3:45 to 6 p.m. Showing many of their art pieces created throughout the year are Madison Krueger-Brown, Hayley Strong, Katie Vannatter, and Ciaara Clifford. There also will be food offered in an interactive food exhibit that the students have created.
Visitors should enter through the doors next to the high school office, #23.
5-24-20175-24-2017Tomahawk High School play
Wednesday, May 24 – THS drama presents "Humpty-Dumpty is Missing: Case of the Fallen Egg," 7 p.m., Tomahawk School District auditorium. Prices $3 for adults; $2 for students and senior citizens.
5-25-20175-25-2017Early holiday deadline: Thursday
The Tomahawk Leader/Leader Extra publications have early deadlines this week because of the Memorial Day holiday.
Ads, including classifieds, and news copy must be in the offi ce by noon this Thursday in order to be included in the May 30 publication.
5-25-20175-25-2017Red, White and Blue Day
Tomahawk Elementary School Red, White and Blue Day, Thursday, May 25, 2 p.m., Tomahawk School District Field House. Public encouraged to attend; veterans and families invited to social at 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 25 – Red, White and Blue Day, 2 p.m., Tomahawk Elementary School.

Saturday, May 27 – “Honoring Those Who Served, 9 a.m., Prairie Rapids Cemetery, Prairie Rapids Road, Town of Nokomis. Honoring those who gave you your freedom. In case of inclement weather, ceremony will be held at the Town Hall.

Saturday, May 27 – Einar Ingman Veterans Memorial Motorcycle Ride gathers at American Legion Post 93, downtown Tomahawk, beginning at 9 a.m., and departs at 10:25 a.m., arriving Union Grove Cemetery, Harshaw, approximately 11 a.m.

Saturday, May 27 – 11:30 a.m., Union Grove Cemetery, Lakewood Road, Harshaw. Luncheon will be served at the Town of Cassian Town Hall following the ceremony.

Monday, May 29 – Tomahawk Area Veterans Honor Guard Memorial Day Ceremony, 10 a.m., Veterans’ Memorial Park, Tomahawk. Bring your own lawn chairs. Rain Location is the VFW Hall at Fourth Street and Rice Avenue.

Monday, May 29 – Tomahawk Area Veterans Honor Guard Memorial Day Ceremony, 11:15 a.m., Greenwood Cemetery, Tomahawk.

Monday, May 29 – Tomahawk Area Veterans Honor Guard Memorial Day Ceremony, 11:45 a.m., Calvary Cemetery, Tomahawk.

Monday, May 29 – Annual Memorial Day ceremony at Oak Hill Cemetery, Town of Skanawan, 11:30 a.m. music by David Fox and Foxfi re; program which includes veteran roll call, raising of American fl ag by Honor Guard and patriotic songs.

Bring your own lawn chair. Portable restroom on-site. Everyone welcome.
All times are approximate and are subject to change. For more information, call Joe at 715-966-0261 or Gerry at 715-453- 9954.
5-26-20175-27-2017American Legion Auxiliary-Distributing poppies
The American Legion Auxiliary will be distributing poppies May 26-27 at four locations: Nelson’s County Market, Great Lakes Foods, the Shell Station and Crossroads. May 26 has been declared National Poppy Day.
5-27-20175-27-2017Kwahamot Ski Shows
Highlights for 2017 include:
•Saturday, May 27 – First show of the year, 7:30 p.m., $250 raffle drawing.
•Saturday, June 17 –Kwahamot Golf Outing fundraiser, 11 a.m. at Edgewater Country Club.
•Monday, July 3 – Kwahamot Alumni ski show with guest alumni skiers returning, $250 raffle drawing.
•Tuesday, July 4 – Ski show followed by fireworks, $500 raffl e drawing.
•Saturday, July 22 – No show, Kwahamot skiers at state tournament in Wisconsin Rapids.
•Saturday, July 29 – Annual Shriner’s Hospitals benefit show. (All donations from show go to Shriner’s Hospitals.)
•Friday-Sunday, Aug. 4-6 – 17th Division 2 Show Ski Nationals in Tomahawk. Team competition starts at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday; individual acts competition starts Friday at 10 a.m. Public invited. No regular ski show Saturday, Aug. 5 because of competition.
•Saturday, Sept. 2 – Last ski show of 2017, 7:30 p.m., with $1,000 raffl e drawing.
5-27-20175-27-2017Memorial Day Craft Show
Dr. Kate Museum third annual Memorial Day Craft Show Saturday, May 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Woodruff Community Center, Hwy. 47 East, Woodruff.
5-27-20175-27-2017Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet
– Saturday, May 27, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., awards at 3:30 p.m., downtown Tomahawk (rain location SARA Park). All makes and models welcome, $10 pre-registration; $15 day of show, registration 10 a.m.-noon; bike games, noon-2 p.m.; trophies at 3:30 p.m. Raffl es and cruise-in music, 5 p.m. Sponsored by Tomahawk Main Street. Information: 715-453-1090; director@tomahawkmainstreet.org.
Saturday, May 27 – 18th annual Veterans Day ceremony, 11:30 a.m., Union Grove Cemetery, Lakewood Road, Harshaw. Past Veterans and Military will be honored. The “Einar Ingman Veterans Memorial Motorcycle Honor Procession” will leave American Legion Post 93, Tomahawk, at 9 a.m. and arrive at the cemetery at approximately 11 a.m. All are welcome. Luncheon afterwards. The Veterans Ceremony-Union Grove Cemetery, Inc. organization is offering free round-trip rides to the highly anticipated annual Memorial Service in Harshaw
Saturday, May 27. All are welcome. There are two pick-up locations: SARA Park in Tomahawk with boarding at 9:45 a.m., and The Home Depot in Rhinelander also at
9:45 a.m. Reservations need to be made by May 22 by calling 715-360-0661 for SARA Park and 715-420-0552 for the Rhinelander location.
5-27-20175-28-2017Main Street Memories Car Show
Main Street Memories Car Show rolls into downtown Sunday, May 28. Those looking to take a stroll down memory lane while viewing some of the most unique and classic vehicles around will want to be in downtown Tomahawk this Memorial Day weekend as the 23rd annual Main Street Memories Car Show is held Sunday, May 28. Hundreds of cars on display, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., entertainment begins at 10 a.m., petting zoo, coloring contest, food, crafters, raffles; 50-plus trophies at 3 p.m. Free admission for spectators. The holiday weekend also includes Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet, Saturday, May 27. Sponsored by Tomahawk Main Street. Information: 715-453-1090; director@tomahawkmainstreet.org. www.tomahawkmainstreet.org. Photos and awards list afterwards at www.tomahawkleader.com.
5-28-20175-28-201713th Annual German Settlement History, Inc.
13th Annual German Settlement History, Inc. Barn Dance and Silent Auction – Sunday, May 28, 7 p.m., 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. DJ Music by Eric Gladstone's "That 1 Productions," free pie ice cream, coffee and lemonade, free will donation. Information: 715-564- 3340; www.germansettlementhistory.org.
11 a.m. – “Honor Our Veterans,” ceremony, St. Francis Cemetery, Pier-Willow; church is 12 miles north of Tripoli, 5209 Willow Rd.; cemetery is across road from church.

8 a.m. – VFW Honor Guard at Newbold Cemetery.
8:30 a.m. – AMVETS/American Legion Honor Guard atNorthland Memorial Park.
9 a.m. – VFW Honor Guard at Forest Home Cemetery.
9:30 a.m. – AMVETS/American Legion Honor Guard at Nativity of Our Lord Cemetery.

JOHN AND DORI BROWN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (formerly the Rhinelander High School Auditorium)

Monday, May 29 – Oneida County ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Post the Colors by VFW Honor Guard. -The Star Spangled Banner- performed by RHS Show Choir, directed by Desiree Wattelet. Pledge of Allegiance. Invocation by Pastor Ken White. -Eternal Father- performed by Rhinelander High School Band, directed by Connie Piasecki. Opening remarks by Tammy Walters, Oneida County Veterans Service Officer and MC; History of Memorial Day by Connor DeLaney. Remarks by Rhinelander Mayor Richard Johns, Guest Speaker – Ken Grant, Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. Gettysburg Address- read by Sydney Zastrow, 2017 Veterans’ Council scholarship winner. “Armed Forces – The Pride of America” performed by RHS Band and RHS Show Choir. Roll Call of Oneida County veterans who died between May 1, 2016-May 1, 2017. -In Flanders Fields- read by Sydney Zastrow. -In Flanders Fields- performed by RHS Show Choir. Scholarship award presentation. -An American Spectacular- performed by RHS Band. Benediction by Pastor Ken White. Three Volley Salute by VFW Honor Guard. History of Taps by Connor DeLaney. -Taps- performed by RHS Band. Retire the Colors.
5-29-20175-29-2017LINCOLN CTY MEMORIAL DAY

9 a.m. – Salem, Town of Hamburg, County Road A and S.

9:14 a.m. – St. Paul’s, Town of Hamburg, County Road F.

9:23 a.m. – St. John’s, Town of Hamburg, County Road F and 5th Lane.

9:32 a.m. – Fromm’s, Town of Hamburg, County Road F and 3rd Lane.

9:45 a.m. – St. Peter’s, Little Chicago, County Road A.

10:10 a.m. – Berlin Friedenshiem, County Road A and Valley Lane.

10:24 a.m. – Rib View, Town of Stettin, County Road O and Woodland Drive.

10:31 a.m. – Big Hill/Stubbe Hill, County Road A and Bill Hill Lane.

10:45 a.m. – Taegesville, Berlin, N. 72nd Ave.

10:58 a.m. – Maple Grove, Naugart Drive.

11:14 a.m. – St. Paul’s Naugart, Town of Berlin, Berlin Lane.

11:29 a.m. – Trinity, Town of Berlin, County Road FF and 107.

11:44 a.m. – St. Paul’s, Hwy. 64 and 107, corner of Farmingdale Road, Town of Corning.

11:58 a.m. – Immanuel, Town of Corning, Leafy Grove Road and County Road M.
Any questions for the VFW Post 10203-Hamburg schedule, call the Commander, Don Kozlowski at 715-573-3208. The public is encouraged to attend.

Monday May 29 – Memorial Day service, 11 a.m., St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, Merrill. The Merrill City Band will start playing at 10:30 a.m. Master of ceremonies will be Retired Colonel Paul Russell a 31-year veteran of the U.S. Army. The guest speaker will be retired Captain Richard Poirier. president/ CEO of Church Mutual Insurance Company and 20-year U.S. Navy Veteran. Participating will be the Veterans of Foreign Wars Schmitt-Manecke-Donner Post 1638 and Auxiliary, American Legion Edward Burns Post 46, MID-WIS AMVETS Post 2000, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 29 and their Auxiliaries, VFW Honor Guard, Merrill City Band with vocal quartet Saydi Stewart, Tiffany Townsend, Josh Olson, and James Bjorklund, Color Guard, Boy Scout Troop 503 and other local Boy and Girl Scouts. Participants are asked to assemble at 10:30 a.m. on the road between the National Guard Armory and the old Lincoln County Humane Society area. Units will march to the cemetery, leaving at 10:45 a.m.
8:15 a.m. American Legion Spirit Post 452 at Knox Lutheran Cemetery on CTH D, read off veterans’ names and perform fi ring squad and Taps. The reading of veterans’ names, Taps and firing squad will then take place at 8:30 a.m. Brentwood Cemetery on Central Avenue in Brantwood, at 9 a.m. Clifford Cemetery and at 9:30 a.m. Finnish Cemetery by Clifford, at 9 a.m. Levitt, at 10 a.m. Garden of Memories, and at 11 a.m. Hillside in Ogema area. A meal will be served at the Spirit Town Hall at 11:30 a.m., to be followed by a guest speaker at 1 p.m. Following the conclusion at the Town Hall, a march to Hillcrest Cemetery will take place where the names of all deceased veterans will be read and Taps and fi ring squad will be performed.
5-30-20176-1-2017Chip sealing work
Lincoln County Interim Highway Commissioner, Jason Lemmer, advises that starting Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 6 a.m. the following roads CTH Z, FF, **C, X, and K (south) will be chip sealed. Work should be completed on June 1, 2017. Expect delays and detours.
6-3-20176-3-2017Kids’ Free Fishing Contest
Saturday, June 3. Registration at Veterans Memorial Park at 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 2 age groups: 10 years and younger, 11-15 year olds; registration 8-11 a.m., first 100 children get free bait lunch and grab bag. Information: 715-453-2151; jbuelow@ tomahawkleader.com.
6-3-20176-4-2017Free Fishing, ATV/UTV, DNR Trails Weekend
Saturday-Sunday, June 3-4.
6-4-20176-4-2017June Cleavage Open
Sunday, June 4, Inshalla Country Club. Information: 715-453-4076, 715-966-4385
6-4-20176-4-2017Tomahawk High School Graduation
Sunday, June 4, 1 p.m., Tomahawk Elementary School fi eld house
6-5-20176-9-2017Book Sale
Spring cleaning? Drop off your gently used paperback and hardcover books and DVDs at the Tomahawk Public Library for the annual Book Sale. Sponsored by Friends of the Tomahawk Library, the sale will be June 5-9 during library hours. Proceeds fund special library programs and materials.
Call 715-453-2455 for more information.
6-9-20176-11-2017Wisconsin River Pro Rodeo
Friday-Sunday, June 9-11, Merrill Festival Grounds, Merrill. Information:
wrpr.rodeo/schedule 800-569-2160, 715-581-7756.
6-10-20176-10-2017Community-Wide Rummage Sale
Saturday, June 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Information: 715-453-2151.
Listings in Tomahawk Leader, www.tomahawkleader.com and with the Tomahawk Chamber.
6-10-20176-10-2017Rockin’ Tomahawk 5k/Half Marathon
Saturday, June 10, SARA Park, Tomahawk. Register: www.active.com.
6-11-20176-11-2017Kwahamot Golf Outing
Saturday, June 17, 11 a.m., Edgewater Country Club.
6-11-20176-11-2017Lincoln County June Dairy Breakfast
Sunday, June 11, 8 a.m.-noon, Smith Center at the MARC, 1100 MARC Dr., Merrill. Information: 715-873- 4090, 715-539-8263.
6-14-20176-14-2017Babysitting Training in Tomahawk
Tomahawk Northwoods Family Resource Center Network will hold a Babysitting Training Wednesday, June 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tomahawk Public Library.
6-16-20176-18-2017-Eino and Toivo Play
-Eino and Toivo Play – Friday-Sunday, June 16-18, Palmquist “The Farm,” off Hwy. 8, Brantwood.
6-17-20176-17-2017Carved in Wood: Finnish Folk Art Show
June 17-Aug. 12, Brantwood Credit Union, Brantwood
6-17-20176-17-2017Muske Nutz Charity Fishing Tournament
Saturday, June 17, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Lake Mohawksin. RSVP/donations/questions: Moosky1@sbcglobal. net, TClarin@comcast.net, WallyGator66@ hotmail.com, 715-617-2047, muskygare@hotmail.com.
6-17-20176-17-2017Tomahawk Historical Museums Open Special Hours
Tomahawk Historical Museums Open Special Hours
Saturday, June 17, 10 a.m.-noon.
6-21-20176-21-2017Music on the River June 21
The weekly concerts are held on Wednesday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic suppers, coolers, family, neighbors and friends. In the event of rain, the concerts will be moved to SARA Park’s indoor arena on West Somo Avenue.
Monetary donations are greatly appreciated and can be put in the birdhouses placed around the concert grounds. Financial support can also be mailed to treasurer, Dixie Zastrow at 1614 Riverview Lane, Tomahawk, WI 54487 .
This year’s lineup includes:
•Wednesday, June 21 – Led West: A six-piece band
•Wednesday, June 28 – Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns
•Wednesday, July 5 – Hip Pocket:
•Wednesday, July 12 – Johnny and the MoTones:
•Wednesday, July 19 – The Jerry Schmitt Band:
•Wednesday, July 26 – Hand Picked Bluegrass:
•Wednesday, Aug. 2 – Whiskey Belles:
For the latest news and concert updates, check out Music on the River’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TomahawkMusicOnTheRiver.
For additional information, contact Meyer at 715-453-7508.
7-3-20177-3-2017Arts and Craft Fair at SARA Park
Starting Monday, July 3, the Tomahawk Regional Chamber of Commerce and Tomahawk Lions Club will host their annual Arts and Craft Fair at SARA Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors featuring handmade crafts and much more will have items on display. The event also will have live music, and plenty of food and refreshments will be available.
Shortly after things wrap up at SARA Park, the public is invited to Veterans Memorial Park on the shores of the Wisconsin River for the chamber’s annual Party in the Park that gets underway at 5 p.m. This family friendly event will feature bouncy houses for the youngsters and live music from Trigger Trippers, an oldies rock and roll and classic country band. Plenty of food and refreshments will be available.
7-4-20177-4-2017July 4 Pow Wow Days
• Independence Day Annual Tomahawk Pow Wow Days 5K/10k/Fun Run that gets underway bright and early at Veterans Memorial Park Tuesday, July 4. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., with racing to follow at 8:30 a.m.
• Tomahawk Lions host a number of entertaining children’s activities including wheelbarrel and burlap bag races as well as a very entertaining frog jumping contest that all take place at Veterans Memorial Park starting around 10:30 a.m.
• Tomahawk Lions Club starts selling its famous mouthwatering grilled barbecue chicken at 11 a.m.
• Pow Wow Days Fourth of July Parade heads through the downtown starting at 1 p.m.
• Tomahawk Volunteer Fire Department puts on its annual water demonstrations and the band Slab takes the stage on the west end of West Wisconsin Avenue starting at 2:15 p.m.
• Kwahamot WaterSki Show at 8 p.m. (viewing locations include Kwahamot Park and Veterans Memorial Park).
•Tomahawk Lions Club fireworks show
begins at dusk to conclude Pow Wow Days Fourth of July festivities.
7-10-20179-30-2017Friday Night Farmers Market
Fridays excluding Fall Ride weekend, July through September, 4-7 p.m., city’s municipal parking lot, West Somo Avenue across from City Hall. Locally grown fruits and vegetables; vendors selling gifts, crafts.
7-22-20177-22-2017Fishermen’s Breakfast at SARA Park
July 22 -The Northern Outdoorsmen for Christ (NOC) invites the public to a free Fishermen’s Breakfast being held at SARA Park in Tomahawk this
As part of the event that will feature a free meal of scrambled eggs, biscuit and gravy and other breakfast entrees as well as coffee and beverages, pro walleye angler Daryl Christensen will serve as the guest speaker.
8-12-20178-12-2017Thrilla on the Grilla
Saturday, Aug. 12 as the Tomahawk Lions Club hosts their 10th annual Thrilla on the Grilla barbecue pork rib grilling contest in the historic downtown starting at 11a.m.
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.
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.
Alzheimer’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.
Tomahawk Farmers/Flea Market
Saturdays through Oct. 28, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. or sold out, at Fifth Street, Tomahawk, by Tomahawk Chamber. Vendors welcome: 715-539-3663, 920-905-5831.
Kwahamot Water Ski Club
Kwahamot Water Ski Club – Free water ski shows, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, May 27-Sept. 2 (no shows July 22 and Aug. 5), Kwahamot Bay by N. 4th St. bridge. May 27-June 15, 7:30 p.m.;
June 17-Aug. 5, 8 p.m.; Aug. 8-Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m.• Music on the River – Wednesdays, June 21 and 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2, 6-8 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park. Rain location, SARA Park. More specifics below. Information: 715-453-7508, Facebook at www.facebook.com/TomahawkMusicOnTheRiver.
Kwahamots Ski Shows
Ski shows take place every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday night at Kwahamot Bay, off North Fourth Street, not far from the Veterans Memorial Bridge. The 2017 shows run May 27 through June 15 at 7:30 p.m., then move to 8 p.m. June 17 through Aug. 5, and back to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 through Sept. 2.
Tomahawk Main Street Farmers’ Market
Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or sold out, North Third Street and Wisconsin Avenue, downtown Tomahawk. Non-profit groups’ bake sales, local entertainment. Information: 715-453-3676.
Tomahawk Historical Museums
Two museums on East Washington Avenue. Open Tuesdays-Fridays, June 13-Aug. 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturdays, June 17 and July 15, 10 a.m.-noon, or by appointment. Hosts Tomahawk Area Historical Society. Information: 715-453-2056.
Music on the River
Wednesdays, June 21 and 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2, 6-8 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park. Rain location, SARA Park. More specifi cs below. Information: 715-453-7508, Facebook at www.facebook.com/TomahawkMusicOnTheRiver.

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