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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.
6-9-20148-22-2014Shallow water exercise classes
Shallow water exercise classes offered Shallow water exercise classes will be offered at the Tomahawk Swimming Pool this summer on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 to 9 a.m. starting next Monday and extending through Aug. 22 (except Friday, July 4). For more information, call Marion Kohl at 715-453-2125, ext. 220 or email her at kohlm@tomahawk.k12.wi.us.
7-7-20148-21-2014Tomahawk Youth Soccer registration
Registration forms are available at Chuck’s Sports Shop and the Tomahawk Chamber for Tomahawk Youth Soccer which runs Tuesdays and Thursdays July 7 through Aug. 21 starting at 6 p.m. at SARA Park. There will be no soccer July 29 and 31. A website is in the works (tomahawksoccer.org) and will have registration forms as well as other soccer information. Return forms by May 15, so teams can be formed. Coaches are needed. Any parent/guardian willing to coach for the season will have one child’s registration fee waived. For more information, call Jenny at 715-453-5510 or email tomahawksoccer@hotmail.com.
8-6-20148-27-2014“Stories by the River”
Tomahawk Public Library will present “Stories by the River” Wednesdays in August. Bring children for stories and outside fun along the Wisconsin River Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 10:30 a.m. In case of extreme heat or rain, the program will move inside. Visitors may wish to bring a blanket or something to sit on.
8-18-20148-27-2014Bowling league meetings
September bowling league meetings at Strikers Tomahawk Bowl are as follows:
Sunday 7 p.m. Mixers, meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 24
Monday 7 p.m. Scratch, meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 25
Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Ladies, meeting was held Aug. 18
Wednesday 1 p.m. Ladies, meeting at 1 p.m. Aug. 20
Wednesday 7 p.m. Sportsmen, meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 27
Thursday 6:30 p.m. Goodtime Mixers, meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 18
Friday 7 p.m. Coed Fun League, meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 19.
8-19-20148-26-2014POOL SCHEDULE
Tuesday, Aug. 19 High school girls’ swim team practice, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; girls’ dive practice, 2-3:30 p.m.; open swim, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 20 Adult morning lap swim, 6-8 a.m.; shallow water exercise, 8-9 a.m.; open swim, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 21 High school girls’ swim team practice, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; dive practice, 2-3:30 p.m.; open swim, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 22 Adult morning lap swim, 6-8 a.m.; shallow water exercise, 8-9 a.m.; high school girls’ swim team practice, 9 a.m. to noon; dive practice, noon to 2 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 23 Pool closed.

Sunday, Aug. 24 Pool closed.

Monday, Aug. 25 Adult morning lap swim, 6-8 a.m.; high school girls’ swim team practice, 3-6 p.m.; dive practice, 6-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 26 High school girls’ swim team practice, 3-6 p.m.; dive practice, 6-7:30 p.m.
8-20-20148-24-2014Price County Fair
Wednesday-Sunday, Fairgrounds, Phillips. All carnival rides and entertainment free with gate admission (daily pass $10, ages 3 and up; passes available). Wednesday, Aug. 20, entry day, judging; Thursday, Aug. 21, Carnival, Dan Kirk; Friday, Aug. 22, Carnival, Dan Kirk, Talent Show, Scavenger Hunt, Senior Luncheon, MPK Ban (Celtic/Gospel) in chapel, What’s It Worth? Antique Show, Market Animal Sale, Red Higgins & Yankee Train; Saturday, Aug. 23, Carnival, Dan Kirk, Battle of the Bands, Kiddie Tractor Pull, Shockwave, Lawn Mower Races; Baking Contest Square Dancing with Gary Edinger; Sunday, Aug. 24, Carnival, Dan Kirk, Worship Service in Chapel, Farm Olympics, Demo Derby. Information: www.pricecountyfair.com, www.facebook.com/pricecountyfair.
8-20-20148-25-2014Hatchet Sports
Wednesday, Aug. 20 Girls’ swim team at Colby for invite, 2 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 21 Freshmen football at Ben Franklin Junior High (Stevens Point), 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 22 Varsity football hosts Auburndale, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 23 Co-ed cross country hosts alumni scrimmage at Bradley Park, 10 a.m.; varsity volleyball at Marshfi eld for scrimmage, 9 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 25 JV football hosts Auburndale, 5 p.m. Women’s softball

Wednesday, Aug. 20 Twin Bay hosts Head 2 Toe at Nokomis, 7 p.m.; Harrison Oasis hosts Mary’s at Harrison Field, 7 p.m.; Happy Snapper hosts Maday’s Fish Trap at SARA Park A, 7 p.m.; Riverside Tap hosts Mary’s 2 at SARA Park B, 7 p.m.; Happy Snapper hosts Riverside Tap at SARA Park A, 8:30 p.m.; Bucketheads/Strikers hosts Maday’s Fish Trap at SARA Park B, 8:30 p.m.
8-21-20148-21-2014Sammy Massa Memorial Ski Show
The public is invited to take part in a special memorial ski show Thursday, Aug. 21, to show support for the Massa family and to pay tribute to their 3-year-old son taken by brain cancer in June. This Thursday’s Sammy Massa Memorial Water Ski Show provides the opportunity for the community to come together to talk about and pay tribute to Samuel and show continued support for the Massa family. Those with Superman shirts are encouraged to wear them in honor of the young boy who showed so much strength and courage during his battle with brain cancer. Proceeds from the show’s halftime collection will be provided to the Massa family to help cover expenses incurred over recent years. Along with the collection, other fundraising efforts are in the works that will be part of the Superman themed ski show. Thursdays show at Kwahamot Park, across from Veterans Memorial Park, starts at 7:30 p.m.
8-21-20148-21-2014THS Registration Day
Thursday, Aug. 21 – THS grades 9-12 Registration Day, THS Hatchet Café, 8 a.m.-
1 p.m. All THS students are required to participate in registration day and it is recommended that a parent/guardian attend with their son/daughter(s). The following are the assigned times:
•Class of 2018 (freshmen), 8-10 a.m.
•Class of 2017 (sophomores), 10-11 a.m.
•Class of 2016 (juniors), 11 a.m.-noon
•Class of 2015 (seniors), noon-1 p.m.
Visitors must enter through the main THS entrance (Door #23). The following activities will occur:
Payment of a $40 fee. If the fee is not paid, a student will not be able to proceed with registration. If families are in need of  nancial assistance they should contact the THS of ce at 715-453-2106 prior to Aug. 21 or there will be an opportunity to discuss  nancial assistance at registration day. Families will be able to place funds into a student’s lunch account and pay parking fees. There also will be distribution of registration materials, food service information and 2014-15 student class schedules.
The Class of 2018 will receive their student Chromebooks, with training and general procedure overview. Upperclassmen will receive their Chromebooks during the  rst week of school.
Other Registration Day activities include: Picture day with LifeTouch. (This picture day will be the of cial picture day, replacing the previous one in September.) Picture order material and order placement will be available with LifeTouch. Distribution of student IDs which provide free admission to THS co-curricular events. There also will be access to the school store, as well as assistance with student password updates and resets. The procedure should take each upperclassman approximately 25 minutes and about 45 minutes for incoming freshmen.
8-21-20148-21-2014Tomahawk Public Library Friends Group
The Tomahawk Public Library Friends Group will meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, in the Community Room. For more information, call 715-453-2455.
8-22-20148-24-2014Tyler Kahle Memorial Softball Tournament
The annual Tyler Kahle Memorial Softball Tournament will be held at SARA Park Aug. 22-24. The event is a co-ed tourney that helps raise funds for maintenance/improvements at Tyler Kahle Memorial Field at Pride Park in Tomahawk. For more information, contact Jason Kahle at 715-966-1056.
8-23-20148-23-20144-H Centennial Fun Day
Former, current 4-Hers invited to Centennial Fun Day In addition to Lincoln County’s participation in statewide celebrations, a committee composed of youth and adults have been planning how Lincoln County would celebrate the 100th anniversary of 4-H locally. One of those events is a 4-H Centennial Fun Day – Reunion Celebration to be held Saturday, Aug. 23 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Tug Lake Park, Irma. There will be fun games, chances to share memories and a meal. The main dish will be provided. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share, lawn chair(s), photos, 4-H scrapbooks and other memorabilia. All former and current 4-H members and leaders are invited to this event. RSVP by Monday, Aug. 4 to the UW-Extension office at 715-539-1072.
8-23-20148-23-2014Bearskin Hiawatha ribbon-cutting
The public and trail users alike are invited to a special ribbon-cutting ceremony taking place this Saturday, Aug. 23, to celebrate a long-awaited and much-anticipated step in connecting the Bearskin Trail and Hiawatha Trail. The Tomahawk Chamber of Commerce, Minocqua Chamber of Commerce and Rhinelander Chamber will host the ceremony celebrating the first phase of the Bearskin and Hiawatha Trail completion. The 9 a.m. ribbon-cutting is being held at the Bearskin Trail’s south entrance (located about one-quarter mile east of the County Road K and Hwy. 51 intersection off County Road K in Oneida County).
8-23-20148-23-2014Citizens for Decency picnic
Citizens for Decency invites others to picnic Citizens for Decency, Lincoln County invites all members, newsletter readers, friends and their families to join the group at a picnic Saturday, Aug. 23 at 11:30 a.m. at Ott’s Park, Merrill. Bring a dish to pass and lawn chairs. Refreshments, silverware, plates and napkins will be furnished. There will be games for children. Reservations are required at 715-536-4126 or 715-536-9309. A members’ meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. In case of bad weather, the picnic will be moved to the Schreiber residence on Hwy. W in Merrill. For information, call 715-536-4126.
8-23-20148-23-2014Golf Scramble
Our Sisters’ House benefit scramble helps homeless The fi rst annual Our Sisters’ House Benefit Scramble will be held Aug. 23 at Inshalla Country Club. The four-person, nine hole event will begin with the 1:30 p.m. registration, followed by a shotgun start at 2:30 p.m. The cost is $45 per person and includes nine holes of golf and cart, hole prizes, putting contest, first place prizes, raffles and dinner. For more information, visit www.oursistershousetomahawk.org or call Inshalla at 715-453-3130
8-23-20148-23-2014THS cross country alumni scrimmage
The Tomahawk High School cross country team will host the 13th annual alumni scrimmage Aug. 23 at Bradley Park. The 5k race will start at 10 a.m. All THS alumni are invited to participate in the event. There will be a brat feed at the conclusion of the race. There is no cost, but alumni are encouraged to register for the race by calling John Zuelsdorf at 715-453-8975 and leave their name, graduation year and T-shirt size. T-shirts will be presented to each alumni fi nisher and medals to the top male and female fi nishers.
8-24-20148-24-2014St. John Dinner, Carnival
Celebrate 125th anniversary. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will observe its 125th anniversary with a Grilled Chicken Dinner and Carnival Sunday, Aug. 24. There will be brats and hotdogs, too. A Mass begins at 10 a.m., with the dinner and carnival following at 11 a.m. Something is planned for all ages, along with prizes, ice cream, refreshments, a dollar table, games, bake sale, and grand and mini raffles. The Jackson Family will provide entertainment. All are welcome. The church is located in Bloomville at the intersection of Hwy. 17 and County Road J.
8-24-20148-24-2014Veterans Picnic
Sunday, Aug 24 – Lincoln County Veterans Picnic, noon, Riverside Park, Merrill. Lunch served at noon; bring a dish to pass. VFW Post 1638 will donate the meat.
8-25-20148-25-2014TMC Cross Country
The Tomahawk Middle School co-ed cross country team will hold its first practice Monday, Aug. 25 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the high school baseball field. All sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade athletes must have his/her physical and/or alternate year cards completed and up to date in order to participate. For more information, contact Mike DeBels at 715-966-0636.
8-25-20148-26-2014Substitute teacher training
CESA 9 in Tomahawk, a non-profit organization serving local school districts, is offering substitute teacher training Aug. 25 and 26. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree and who successfully complete this training are eligible to apply for a substitute teacher permit. For additional information, visit www.cesa9.k12.wi.us or contact Kris Peeters at 715-453-2141, ext. 234.
8-26-20148-26-2014Class of 2018 Open House
Tuesday, Aug. 26 – Class of 2018 Open House, 6-8 p.m., district auditorium and student classrooms. This freshmen student and parent/guardian informational session is highly recommended. After a brief meeting, students will receive their 2014-15 school term schedule, student access login information and student locker number/locker combination. Immediately afterwards students will be given a chance to locate their assigned lockers. They are encouraged to bring their school supplies. Students and parents will then proceed through a shortened school day schedule with the opportunity to meet their classroom teachers and check out the facilities.
Other days of signi cance at THS include:
•Aug. 6-13 – Tomahawk High School professional development days.
•Monday, Aug. 25 – New staff orientation.
•Tuesday-Thursday, Aug 26-28 – All staff professional development days.
•Tuesday, Sept. 2 – Student first day. Direct any questions to 715-453-2106.
8-26-20148-26-2014Elementary School Open House
Tomahawk Elementary School’s Open House takes place Tuesday, Aug. 26 between 4 and 6 p.m. with all parents invited to meet with new Principal Penny Antell at 4:30 or 5 p.m. in the district auditorium. There’ll be time to drop off supplies, meet teachers, tour the school and ask questions.
8-26-20148-26-2014Ladies’ pool league meeting
The Tomahawk Ladies One-on-One Pool League will have its fall meeting at Bearskin Inn at 7 p.m., Aug. 26. Please bring $50 sponsor fee. Anyone interested in joining an existing team or starting a new team should attend this meeting. For more information, call 715-493-0545 or Maday’s Fish Trap at 715-453-2661.
8-26-20148-26-2014St. Mary’s Open House
St. Mary’s School will hold its Back to School Open House at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26. The school will provide hotdogs. Families should bring a dish to pass. After the meal there will be a brief presentation by the new principal, Marilyn Pekol, as well as welcomes by classroom teachers. Families will have a chance to visit classrooms, meet with teachers and drop off physical education shoes and backpacks. The school has a $75 supply fee, so no school supplies need to be provided.
8-26-20148-26-2014Tomahawk Middle School Open House
The Tomahawk Middle School Open House is Tuesday, Aug. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m., according to Principal Trisha Detert. There will be a parent meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the middle school cafeteria.
8-31-20148-31-2014No Frills Marathon
Sunday, 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.
9-1-20149-1-2014Hatchet 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.
9-11-20149-14-2014Tomahawk 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.
10-18-201410-18-2014Noodle-Rama
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.
Tomahawk Historical Museums
Two museums on East Washington Avenue. Open Tuesdays-Fridays, June 17 through Aug. 22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., or by appointment. Hosted by Tomahawk Area Historical Society. Information: 715-453-2056
“Stories by the River”
Tomahawk Public Library will present “Stories by the River” Wednesdays in August. Bring children for stories and outside fun along the Wisconsin River Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 10:30 a.m. In case of extreme heat or rain, the program will move inside. Visitors may wish to bring a blanket or something to sit on.
FREE TUTORING
FREE TUTORING FOR HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH AND ENGLISH. EVERY WEDNESDAY THROUGH AUGUST, FROM 4-5 P.M., AT TOMAHAWK PUBLIC LIBRARY.


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