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Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events
Start DateEnd DateEvent Description
9-18-20149-18-2015Alzheimer's-Dementia Suppirt
An Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Group meets the third Thursday of the month (Sept. 18) at 3 p.m. at the Tomahawk Senior Community Center, 113 S. Tomahawk Ave. All are welcome. Coffee and cookies are served.
10-6-201411-1-2014Art Exhibits & Workshop
The Wisconsin Regional Art Program will hold an un-juried exhibit at the Minocqua Public Library from Oct. 6 to Nov. 1. The exhibit is sponsored by the Lakeland Art League and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Continuing Studies. Local artists are invited to participate in the exhibits and workshop. Artwork will be accepted on Oct. 4. The workshop will be on Nov. 8. Andrea Fenner, Irma, is the guest artist speaking about pastels; and Dana Hammond will select works to go to the state exhibit in Madison. For an entry form or more information call: Jeanette Krueger, 715-356-6470 or email foxfi recamp@frontier.com. The exhibit is open to all non-professional artists 14 years and older. Work must be original. All media are accepted: oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, sculpture, fabric, metal, glass, wood, digital, etc. The winning artwork will be on display at the Center for Visual Art in Wausau next August and September. Entry fee to exhibit artwork and attend the workshop is $20. The public is invited to attend the workshop for a fee of $5. See http://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/lsa/art/wrap/ for more information.
10-17-201411-10-2014Fast-track classes offered
Nicolet College, Rhinelander, is offering classes that start this fall that lead to a fast-track college credential and the skills necessary to quickly enter the workforce or get additional training for a current position. Fast-track college certifi cates and diplomas will be offered for those interested in careers in manufacturing, health care, early childhood education, welding and business. Career-upgrade classes for those with work experience in information technology and automotive technology also will begin in October and November. Upcoming academic programs and when they will start include: Microsoft Office 2013, Oct. 22; Nursing Assistant, Nov. 3; Electromechanical Technology, Oct. 21; Preschool, Oct. 25; Welding, Oct. 17 Individual classes to advance job skills and when they start include: Interactive Web Programming, Oct. 22; and Intro to Hybrid Autos, Nov. 10 For more information, or to register, visit nicoletcollege.edu or call 715-365-4493 or 800-544-3039, ext. 4493.
10-21-201411-11-2014Parenting program
Learn to better understand your young child’s behavior, how to manage it and how to become a happier parent. Rhinelander First Congregational United Church of Christ is sponsoring three sessions for parents of 3 to 7 year olds. Louise Perreault, owner and director of Old School Arts and Learning Center, will present information at each session, followed by a facilitated discussion. Sessions will take place Oct. 21, Nov. 4 and Nov. 11 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 135 E. Larch St., Rhinelander. Participants are invited for a free dinner at 5:15 p.m., followed by the program from 5:45 to 7 p.m. The sessions are free and open to anyone. Participation in all three sessions is encouraged but not mandatory. Registration, however, is required. Childcare will be provided for children up to age 7. To register, contact Louise at 715-420-0300. Leave your name, how many will attend, if you need childcare, and your telephone number.
10-28-201411-4-2014Pool Schedule
Tuesday, Oct. 28 Adult morning lap swim, 6-8 a.m.; shallow water exercise class, 8-9 a.m.; high school girls’ swim team practice, 3:30-6 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 29 High school girls’ dive practice, 6:30-8 a.m.; high school girls’ swim team practice, 3:30-6 p.m.; deep water exercise class and two-lane lap swim, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 30 Adult morning lap swim, 6-8 a.m.; shallow water exercise class, 8-9 a.m.; high school girls’ swim team practice, 3:30-6:30 p.m.; Tomahawk Swim Club (TSC), new members, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 31 Pool closed.

Saturday, Nov. 1 Pool closed.

Sunday, Nov. 2 Open swim, 3-5 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 3 TSC, 6-8 a.m.; TSC, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; high school girls’ dive practice, 6:30-8 a.m.; high school girls’ swim team practice, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; deep water exercise class and two-lane lap swim, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 4 Adult morning lap swim, 6-8 a.m.; shallow water exercise class, 8-9 a.m.; TSC, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; high school girls’ swim team practice, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; TSC, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
10-28-201411-6-2014Government Meetings
Tuesday, Oct. 28 – City of Tomahawk Water and Sewer Utility Commission, 8 a.m., City Hall, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: resignation, Eric Martin, wastewater treatment head operator; process to fill vacant operator position; capacity, management, operation, maintenance contract; Department of Natural Resources (DNR) clean water fund application received; DNR conditional approval, sanitary sewer plans; Wisconsin River, phosphorous.

Tuesday, Oct. 28 – City of Tomahawk Finance Committee, 5 p.m., City Hall, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: 2015 budget.

Tuesday, Oct. 28 – Oneida County Social Services/Family Care, 9 a.m., Courthouse, Rhinelander. Agenda includes: account clerk I vacancy review, waiver; economic support vacancy review; 2014 budget update; food stamp employment, training program; committee orientation packet; 2014 financial, statistical, flex time.

Tuesday, Oct. 28 – City of Merrill Personnel and Finance, 5 p.m., City Hall, Merrill. Agenda includes: city’s group health insurance program, 2015, 2016; consider $5,500 bid on sale of used generator at Wastewater Treatment Plant; request to accept DNR grant ($7,366) for wildland freighting equipment; position reclassification/ evaluation policy; reclassification requests, legal assistant and utilities assistant from clerical and other support personnel grade 5 to grade 6; reclassification request, community development program administrator / building and zoning assistant from clerical and other support personnel grade 6, step J to administrative, professional, supervisory and technical personnel grade 5, step J; reclassification / retitling request, parks and recreation administrative assistant from clerical and other support personnel grade 5 to grade 6, title would be administrative assistant / program coordinator; potential out-of-class pay adjustments in public works, parks and recreation departments; lifting hiring freeze to replace firefighter/paramedic position being vacated by pending retirement, and related discussion, hiring freeze/policies; closed session (grievance filed by Merrill Professional Police Association re: residency); open session.

Tuesday, Oct. 28 – Nicolet Area Technical College Early Childhood Education Program Advisory Committee, 5:30 p.m., Northwoods Center, Rhinelander. Agenda includes: presidential search committee, attributes; continuing education, conference planning potential; ECE continuing education opportunities; blueprint, prosperity grant, preschool ETD; ECE pathways, opportunities; preschool ETD, AAS degree programs current enrollments; review membership terms, identify missing “populations.”

Tuesday, Oct. 28 – School District of Tomahawk Special Board Meeting, 6 p.m., High School Library, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: recommended employment contracts (additional staff: Misty Linfoot, half time custodian; above pay contracts: Justin Rigney – Middle School boys’ head basketball coach, Jimmy Charles – Middle School boys’ assistant basketball coach); approval of 2014-15 district budget (final budget, expense comparison 2014-15 October certification; revenue limit calculation final 10-17-2014); approval, 2014-15 district tax levy necessary to support 2014-15 budget; closed session (NEST negotiations discussion: approval of NERST salary increase; superintendent evaluation); open session.

Tuesday, Oct. 28 – School District of Tomahawk Operations Committee Meeting, 6:30 p.m., High School Library, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: Taher Food Service; calendar of work discussion; access controls; facility management planning; transportation RFP’s.

Wednesday, Oct. 29 – City of Tomahawk BID District Board, 8:15 a.m., City Hall, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: 2015 operating plan; set 2015 BID assessment.

Wednesday, Oct. 29 – North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Full Commission, 11 a.m., Hoffman House, Wausau. Agenda includes: adoption of 2015 DOT work plan, annual budget; review 2015 tentative work plan.

Wednesday, Oct. 29 – City of Merrill Board of Public Works, 4 p.m., City Hall, Merrill. Agenda includes: review plans from Church Mutual for new sidewalk on Johnson Street from East Sixth to East Tenth Street, plans relate to potential interference with storm sewer, property line setbacks; post Taylor Street for restricted truck traffic.

Wednesday, Oct. 29 – Merrill Area Public Schools, 5:30 p.m., MAPS building, Merrill. Agenda includes: review OPEB valuation; future post employment benefits.

Wednesday, Oct. 29 – Lincoln County Solid Waste Committee, 6 p.m., Landfill Lane, Merrill. Agenda includes: vouchers; waste tonnage, leachate; credit application.

Thursday, Oct. 30 – City of Tomahawk Planning and Zoning Commission, 8 a.m., City Hall, Tomahawk. Agenda includes: site plan approval, 101 W. Mohawk Dr.

Thursday, Oct. 30 – MACEC Committee on Aging, 8 a.m., City Hall, Merrill. Agenda includes: volunteer training; craft sale results; ageless wisdom; community meal increase in donations; AARP Foundation tax volunteers; request to change day of meeting; ADRC representative update.

Thursday, Oct. 30 – Oneida County Health and Aging Committee, 9 a.m., Keenan Street, Rhinelander. Agenda includes: WIC update; environmental health, communicable disease, health hazards, Community Outreach; water lab fees; online inspections; PNCC MOU; roof runoff, parking lot updates; Rhinelander adult daycare, transit commission.

Thursday, Oct. 30 – North Central Community Services Finance, Personnel, Property Committee, 11 a.m., Lake View Dr., Wausau. Agenda includes: September financials; 2014 budget presentation, approval. Program Board, 11:30 a.m., agenda includes: approve 2015 budget; nursing home master facility plan update; medical staff credentialing.

Thursday, Oct. 30 – Merrill Area Public Schools Special Board of Education meeting, 5:30 p.m., MAPS building, Merrill. Agenda includes: closed session (one student expulsion hearing); open session; act on closed session if applicable, necessary.

Thursday, Oct. 30 – Lincoln County Board of Health, 6 p.m., Health Department, Merrill. Agenda includes: accreditation timeline; preparedness planning service contract; approval of LTE community health planner position; adoption of safe sleep endorsement; jail contract approval; online inspection reports; ebola resolution.

Monday, Nov. 3 – City of Merrill City Plan Commission Public Hearing, 6 p.m., City Hall, Merrill. Journey Church request, re-zone property, 1212 S. Center Ave., from thoroughfare commercial district to public district; rezone property, 1110 East Tenth St. (former Ranger Station) from public district to thoroughfare commercial district.

Thursday, Nov. 6 – City of Merrill Committee of Whole, 5:30 p.m., City Hall, Merrill.
11-1-201411-1-2014Holiday Fair
The Tri-County Neighbors Club of Tripoli will hold its Holiday Fair Saturday, Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Log Church, Hwy. 8, Tripoli. Bakery, crafts and lunch will be sold. Also tickets will be sold for the door prize.
11-1-201411-1-2014Holiday Fair
The Tri-County Neighbors Club of Tripoli will hold its Holiday Fair Saturday, Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Log Church, Hwy. 8, Tripoli. Bakery, crafts and lunch will be sold. Also tickets will be sold for the door prize.
11-1-201411-1-2014Scavenger hunt and potluck
Northern Paddle and Trail, a Rhinelander area outdoor activity group, invites the public to join club members on a Halloween scavenger hunt and potluck Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Perch Lake Shelter. Starting at 3:30 p.m. the group will hike the nearby trails hunting for all sorts of stuffed critters. Afterwards enjoy a potluck supper at the Perch Lake shelter around 6 p.m. For details go to www.northernpaddletrail.org.
11-2-201411-2-2014Day Light Savings
Daylight savings time ends.
11-3-201411-3-2014Free Ministry Medical Group session
Learn how to spot possible symptoms of depression and anxiety during a free Ministry Medical Group session titled, “Depression, Anxiety, Suicide and Teens,” an informational presentation for parents and caregivers of teenagers on Monday, Nov. 3, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The session will be held in the Spruce Room at Ministry Medical Group, 401 W. Mohawk Dr., Tomahawk. During this free event, the causes for adolescent depression and/or anxiety will be discussed, along with the risk factors and protective factors for adolescent suicide and what parents/caregivers can do if they are concerned for their child. The event is open to the public, and light snacks and refreshments will be available. Ministry Health Care Behavioral Health specialists, Lori Decker and Julie Jensen, will facilitate the discussion. Call 715-453-7840, or 715-453-7203, to register.
11-3-201411-3-2014Lunchtime Learning series
Lincoln County UW-Extension is offering a series of lunchtime learning opportunities. All sessions take place from noon to 1 p.m. at the Lincoln County Service Center, lower level, 801 N. Sales St., Merrill. You are encouraged to bring your lunch. Nov. 3 – A Safe Thanksgiving and Crockpot Safety. Tips for preparing a safe holiday meal, and ideas for using your crockpot safely. If you cannot attend, all content will be archived at http://fyi.uwex.edu/safepreserving/webinars/. For more information or to pre-registrar (preferred by the Friday preceding the Lunch and Learn) with the Lincoln County UW-Extension offi ce at 715-539-1072 or email amanda. kostman@ces.uwex.edu.
11-5-201411-5-2014Alzheimer’s fall conference
The Alzheimer’s Association’s Regional Fall Education Conference is Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Northwoods Banquet Center, 1540 Pueblo Dr., Rhinelander. Exhibitor space is available. Registration is available online at www.alz.org/gwwi or call 715-362-7779. Registration fees are $60 for professionals and $30 for family caregivers, support group facilitators and students. Registrations were sought by Oct. 20 and include the conference sessions, lunch and refreshments. Certifi cates of Attendance to document continuing education hours will be provided.
11-5-201411-5-2014Tech Talks
Tomahawk Public Library will host a series of Tech Talks featuring Todd Mountjoy, Nicolet College library director, including “What’s Old Can Be New Again” Wednesday, Nov. 5. Sessions are at 3:30 and 6 p.m. The monthly talks are free and open to the public. For more information, contact techtalks@nicoletcollege.edu.
11-6-201411-6-2014Open Meeting, Public Records webinars
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen invites the public and government officials to register for upcoming free Department of Justice seminars on the public records and open meetings laws. Online registration is available at the Department of Justice website, http://www.doj.state.wi.us/. Pre-registration is required. A webinar presentation on Thursday, Nov. 6 is offered in two parts: 9 to 10:30 a.m. – Open Meetings Law; and 1 to 2:30 p.m. – Public Records Law. Each 90-minute webinar session will be followed by a question and answer period. A webinar is an interactive audio-visual presentation viewed live over the Internet from the participant’s personal computer. Anyone with questions should contact Connie Anderson at 608-266-3952 or andersoncl@doj.state.wi.us.
11-9-201411-9-2014Harvest Dinner
Luther Memorial Church, corner of Town Hall Road and Hwy. 17, Gleason, will hold its Harvest Dinner Sunday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A drive through option is available for $10. Cost is: you-create-carryouts, $10; all-you-can-eat dine in, $9.50; children ages 6-12, $3; and kids ages 5 and under free. Featured are roasted turkey, baked ham, dressing, potatoes, corn, squash, dinner roll, apple or pumpkin pie, plus a variety of salads and desserts. Everyone is welcome at a 9:30 a.m. church service. For details, call Tammy at 715-218-2875. Advance tickets are available for drive-through only.
11-9-201411-9-2014Lincoln County Veterans Dinner
The Lincoln County Veterans Dinner will be held Sunday, Nov. 9, beginning with a social hour at noon, followed by dinner at 1 p.m. The catered dinner will include broasted chicken, beef tips, potatoes, gravy, vegetable, Jello salad, roll, cookie bar and beverage. Only beer and wine will be available at the cash bar. The event will take place at the Wurl-Feind-Ingman VFW Post 2687 building, 203 S. 4th St., at the intersection of South Fourth Street and Rice Avenue in Tomahawk. The building is equipped with a chairlift to assist with handicap accessibility, but there is no wheelchair lift. All who have served in the military, and their guest, are invited to attend. Reservations and payment are required by Friday, Oct. 31. Cost is $13 per person to be submitted to VFW Post 2687, P.O. Box 106, Tomahawk, WI 54487. For more information, call Bill Burcalow at 715-612-7118.
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.
11-21-201411-21-2014Seeking venison
The Tomahawk Chamber of Commerce is accepting venison for the 49th annual Venison Feed which will take place Friday, Nov. 21 – the day before the gun deer opener – in downtown Tomahawk from 11:30 a.m. until all the venison burgers are gone. The event helps welcome hunters to the area. Venison needs to be cleaned and deboned, and can be dropped off at the chamber office on North Fourth Street weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Direct questions to 715-453-5334.
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.
Open gym each week
The eighth season of open gym will begin Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. and will be held on a weekly basis through the fall and winter unless otherwise announced. An adult is required with students ages 10-13. For more information, call John Long at 715-966-2251 or Bill Sparr at 715-453-1954.
Community Ecumenical Choir
The Community Ecumenical Choir made up of approximately 45 men and women from several churches in Price, Lincoln and Taylor counties will soon be performing a fall concert titled “Sweet Land of Liberty” – A Salute to America’s Heroes. This combination of patriotic and Christian music will be performed near Veteran’s Day and will also recognize the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner. The first concert will be on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Tomahawk VFW Hall. The second concert will be on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 3 p.m. at Ogema Baptist Church in Ogema, and the third concert will take place Sunday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church in Phillips. A free will offering will be used to cover minimal expenses and also to make donations to the Never Forgotten Honor Flight.

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