Calendar » APRIL 2015

  • Ashland High School Sports Schedule
  • Northland College Sports Schedule
  • Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. Lots to do and see at the Center. Walking trail, exhibits and scenic observation tower. Check out their website for a complete schedule of events and happenings for the whole family.
  • Vaughn Public Library – It’s not just books anymore. Check out their website for a complete schedule of events and happenings for the whole family.
  • April on Tuesdays & Thursdays: Chequamegon Volleyball Club, at the Bretting Center, 400 W. 4th Ave. Grades K-3 from 4pm-5:30pm, grades 4-6 from 5:30pm-7pm.  Find registration form in The Evergreen Country Shopper, or call 715-556-5931.
  • For the month of April, Salmagundi705 W. Main Street, will showcase art in their store from Anne Noel, Northland College Senior Solo Show.  Reception Friday, April 3rd, from 7-9pm.  Food and live music. 715-209-2602.
  • For the month of April, Washburn Cultural Center presents Washburn School District’s pre-K thru 12th grade art exhibit at the Washburn Cultural Center, 1 E. Bayfield St., Washburn.  715-373-5591.
  • 04/01-17/2015
    Daffodil Days.  The CESA #12 Relay For Life Team is selling daffodils beginning  March 30th. You may order a 10-stem bundle for $12 or a 20-stem bundle for $20.  Each comes with a blue vase (while supply lasts). All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society! Please send check to: Judy Ross, 618 Beaser Ave., Ashland, WI 54806.  Orders must be received by April 17th! Orders must be picked up at the CESA #12 office on April 25th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Please support our efforts to raise money to fight this dreadful disease!
  • 04/02/2015
    Washburn Ducks Unlimited Banquet at The Steak Pit, 125 Harbor View Dr., Washburn, at 5:30pm.  For more information, call 715-779-3639, or 715-292-2178.
  • 04/02/2015
    Pruning Ornamentals Workshop at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center at 6:00pm.  Learn how to properly prune ornamentals. Bring your own pruning loppers if you own some.  $5.00 fee at the door.  715-685-9983.
  • 04/03/2015
    Ashland First Saturday Community Food Distribution, Bretting Community Center, 400 4th Ave. W. Volunteers needed by 8am.  Ticket distribution is from 8am to 10am with actual distribution beginning at 10am. For more information, call Bruce at 715-209-1246.
  • 04/04/2015
    Ashland Easter Egg Hunt on the County Courthouse lawn in downtown Ashland. Starts at 11am. Ages 2-6. For more information, call 715-682-2500.
  • 04/04/2015
    Glidden Easter Egg Hunt at Historic Marion Park, 10am.  The Easter Bunny will be there, too.  715-264-5444.
  • 04/4/2015-05/31/2015
    Ashland Historical Society will be partnering with the Smithsonian exhibit “The Way We Worked” that will be held at the Downtown Art Place (DAP) in Ironwood, Mich. The Ashland Historical Society will have an exhibit there and the second part of the exhibit here at the Ashland Museum on shipping of the ore.  For more information, call 715-682-4911.
  • 04/05/2015
    Easter Sunday Buffet at the Bad River Manomin Restaurant, 11am to 5pm.
  • 04/06/2015
    “Embroidery on Paper” at the Senior Center on Mondays, April 6th – June 1st.  Make your own greeting cards.  Come for one, come for all.  Small fee.  Call Lois Johnson to register. 715-373-0331.
  • 04/07/2015
    Election Day Bake Sale at the Ashland Senior Community Center, 400 Chapple Ave., at 9am. For more information, call 715-682-2776.
  • 04/07/2015
    Attention golfers – men-women-juniors – 7th Annual Golf Show at the Chequamegon Bay Golf Club, 3000 Hwy. 137 (Golf Course Road),  5:30-7:30pm.  Come find out what’s new for 2015.  Meet the new pro – Matt Lindberg,  get golf information, view golf equipment displays, hear course improvements and learn about 2015 events.  Wear golf attire with the logo from ANY area golf course and win a special prize.  For more information, call 715-682-8004.
  • 04/07/2015
    Northland College Winds Concert at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 620 W. 3rd St., at 7:30pm.  They will play British band classics for their final ensemble of this academic year.  Free and open to the public.  For more information, contact
  • 04/09/2015
    “The World of Hummingbirds,” presented by Laura Erickson, at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, 29270 Cty. Hwy. G, at 7 pm. For more information, call 715-685-9983, or visit
  • 04/09/2015
    Cocktails & Culture: “The Danger of a Vineyard Romance” with Erica Hannickel at The Spot, 116 N 14th Ave E., 7pm-8pm.  For more information,
  • 04/09/2015
    “Passing the Wilderness Torch,” 7:30pm, at Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, Northland College campus.  Chad Dayton, who is the director of programs and partnerships at the Minneapolis-based Wilderness Inquiry, will discuss the critical importance of passing along America’s most defining tradition: wilderness.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact
  • 04/10/2015
    Public Open House, Northland College Indigenous Cultures Center Native American Museum, 10am to 4pm. Located on the first floor of Mead Hall.  This event is free and open to the public.
  • 04/10-11/2015
    “The Pied Piper of Hamelin” adapted from the story poem by Robert Browning and presented by the Penokee Mountain Cooperative School at the Benoit Area Community Building, 23710 Hwy. F, Benoit.  Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday.  Free admission.  Refreshments.  Silent auction.
  • 04/10-12/2015
    Ashland Middle School Musical “Mulan Jr.” in the Ashland High School Auditorium, 1900 Beaser Ave.  Showtimes: Friday and Saturday, 7pm; Sunday matinee, 2pm.  For more information, call 715-682-7087 ex 2130.
  • 04/11/2015
    2015 International TableTop Day for the Chequamegon Bay, noon-8pm at Chequamegon Food Co-op Community Room, 700 W. Main St.  Come join us to learn about the different types of board games. We will be playing many games with a focus on three types of games: cooperative board games, micro games and solitaire games.  For more information, call 715-209-3383, or 715-413-1397.
  • 04/11/2015
    Wild Rivers Chapter of Trout Unlimited presents its Fishing Expo and Auction at Northland College’s Chapple Family Gymnasium in the Kendrigan Center. Hours: 1pm to 7pm.  Fly fishing & casting  instruction, bucket raffles, and silent auction. Area natural resource & conservation agencies will be on hand to discuss their work.  Live auction will be held from 4:30-6:30pm.  For more information, call 715-682-4703.
  • 04/11/2014
    Dweebs Family Night at the Bay Area Civic Center, 320 W. 4th Ave., from 4-9pm. This dance is a way for individuals and families to gather together and have an evening of fun, music and dance.  Festivities will start at 4pm. There will be a carnival from 4-6pm, face painting and various games.  Food concessions are available.  The adults can join in, mingle and view the wonderful raffle and silent auction items.  At 6pm, you can begin to dance and sing the night away to The Dweebs. Partial proceeds are going to the Chequamegon Humane Association this year. Tickets are available at the Ashland Chamber office and at the New England Store. For more information and fees, call 715-682-4674.
  • 04/11/2015
    Chequamegon Symphony’s “Choral Music of Brahms and Beethoven”  at United Presbyterian-Congregational Church, 214 Vaughn Ave., at 7:30pm.  Call 715-682-0446.
  • 04/13/2015
    Spring for Faith In Action Fundraiser Pizza Buffet, from 4-8pm at The Alley, 806 W. Main St. All-you-can-eat buffet features pizza, pasta, chicken wings &  salad. Basket raffles with a variety of great items; need not be present to win. For more information and fees, call 715-682-4414, ext. 3.
  • 04/14/2015
    Kinder Kritters toddler program, “Radical Reptiles” at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, 29270 Cty. Hwy. G, from 10:30am to 11:15am.  For more information, call 715-685-9983, or visit
  • 04/15/2015
    Just for Women, sponsored by Memorial Medical Center at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, 29270 Cty. Hwy. G.  Doors open at 5:30 pm.  Leslie Hamp will present “Create the Life You Crave” at 6:30pm.  For more information or to R.S.V.P., call 715-685-5183.
  • 04/16/2015
    “Taste,” A Beer and Wine Sampling Scholarship & Fundraiser Event from 5pm-7pm in the Conference Center at WITC, 2100 Beaser Ave. Tickets available at the Ashland Chamber, Northern State Bank, Star Liquor or online
    For more information, call 715-682-4591.
  • 04/16/2015
    Chequamegon Food Co-op “Community Cooks: Mexican Tamales,” in the Community Room, 5:30pm-7:30pm. FREE. Limited space 715-682-8251
  • 04/17/2015
    Chequamegon Area Choir Spring Pops Concerts – Celebrating Michael Powers’ 20 years as director, “20/20 Vision,” at 7:30pm at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 311 W. 13th St.   Music Director: Michael Powers.  Accompanist: Susan Grube.  Admission: Adults – $7 / Seniors & Students – $5 / Children 10 & under – FREE.
  • 04/17-19/2015
    WJJH Spring Home & Sport Show at Bay Area Civic Center, 320 W. 4th Ave. Hours are: Friday from 6-9pm, Saturday from 10am-6pm, and Sunday from 10am-3pm. For more information, call 715-682-2727.
  • 04/17-19/2015
    Bad River Lodge & Casino Pool Tournament in the Convention Center at 6pm, 73370 US Hwy. 2, Odanah. 715-682-7121.
  • 04/18/2015
    Join the world and the City of Ashland at 10am at H. Pearson Plaza in celebrating Earth Day by cleaning up the Waterfront Trail, 5th Street Corridor and various City Parks.  The first 50 people will receive a complimentary Earth Day T-shirt.  Rain/Snow Date: May 16.   Gloves, bags, and refreshments will be provided.  For more information, call 715-682-7059.
  • 04/18/2015
    Community Baby Shower at WITC, 2100 Beaser Ave., from 1-3:30pm. Come celebrate and learn from local health experts on how to welcome your new addition in the healthiest way possible.  Prizes, snack and childcare, what more can you ask for?  For more information, call 715-919-0806, or email
  • 04/18/2015
    “Writing Home Series” at The Spot, 116 14th Ave. E.,  Julie Buckles, author of “Paddling to Winter” and contributor to WPR’s “Wisconsin Life,” will talk about the real-life characters that shaped her Wisconsin life and how they continue to insert themselves into her writing.   Dinner with the author with purchase of a ticket: 5:30pm-7pm.   Presentation: 7:30pm-8:30pm.  (Presentation is free & open to the public.)  For more information, call 715-292-6556  or
  • 04/18/2015
    Ashland High School Jr. Prom in the AHS Gymnasium, 1900 Beaser Ave. Grand March is open to the public at 8:30pm. For more information, call 715-682-7089.
  • 04/19/2015
    Chequamegon Area Choir Spring Pops Concert – Celebrating Michael Powers’ 20 years as director, “20/20 Vision,” at 4pm at Saint Louis Catholic Church, 713 Washington Ave., Washburn.  Music Director: Michael Powers.  Accompanist:  Susan Grube.  Admission: Adults – $7 / Seniors & Students – $5 / Children 10 & under: FREE.
  • 04/20/2015
    Chequamegon Food Co-op “Vegetable Gardening 101″ in the Community Room, 6-8pm.  FREE.  Call ahead, space is limited.  715-682-8251.
  • 04/21/2015
    Preview Day, WITC-Ashland at 9:30am. Check out career programs, learn about financial aid and admissions, schedule a classroom shadow, meet instructors, tour the campus and more. Call 715-682-4591, or visit for more information and to register online.
  • 04/21/2015
    Ashland’s Science on Tap takes place at the Deep Water Grille & South Shore Brewery in The Alley, at 6:30pm.  This event is free and open to the public.  Ashland Science on Tap presents Randy Lehr, Ph.D., Bro Professor of Sustainable Regional Development and Mary Griggs Burke Distinguished Professor of Science and Management, Northland College, the kind of impressive credentials not likely to intimidate lovers of science such as ourselves.  He offered to share with us some information about “The Chequamegon Bay and Apostle Islands:  Past, Present, and Future.”
  • 04/22/2015
    The Ashland Lions Club presents an evening with Lenny Quinn and his Leader Dog, Slyder, at the AmericInn, 3009 E. Lake Shore Dr., Ashland. Social hour starts at 6pm featuring hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The presentation will follow at 7pm. The public is cordially invited to this FREE program. Lenny is a great proponent of the Leader Dogs for the Blind organization. Lenny had been a Lions Club member since 1973. He started to lose his sight in 1994, becoming legally blind in 1998. His life completely changed in 2001 when he attended Leader Dogs for the Blind and received his first Leader Dog, Mikey, a yellow Labrador. Lenny has done over 1,500 presentations at schools, senior centers and Lions Clubs throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, contact Sherry at 715-209-4232.
  • 04/23-24/2015
    2015 Midwest Wolf Stewards Conference at Northland College at the Alvord Theatre.  “This conference is open to anyone interested in wolves and is an amazing opportunity to hear from the most knowledgeable experts in the fields of science and biology, social perspectives, laws, regulations, and policies,” said Mark Peterson, executive director at the Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute.  For information or to register, go to
  • 04/23/2015
    Flash Mob at Moore’s Army Navy Store, 505 W. Main St., from noon to 2pm.  Stop in and win some prizes.
  • 04/23/2015
     The Ashland Historical Society Museum is holding a Meatball Supper Fundraiser at Saron Lutheran Church, 517 9th Ave. 4:30-6pm.  Chef George Rydberg will be cooking and there will be take-outs available. Advance tickets sales will take place at the Museum. 715-682-4911.
  •  04/23-26/2015:
    Chequamegon Theatre Association presents “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie at the Rinehart Theatre, 210 5th Ave E.  Tickets available at Moore’s Army Navy Store, 505 W. Main St., Ashland, 715-682-4393. For more information, call 715-682-5554 or visit
  • 04/24/2015
    Lyra Vocal Ensemble from St. Petersburg, Russia, will appear in concert at 7:30pm at the United Presbyterian Congregational Church, 214 Vaughn Ave.  They will perform chants of the Russian Orthodox Church and folk songs from Russia. There is no admission charge, but a free-will offering will be taken.
  • 04/24-26/2015
    Ashland Gun and Knife Show at Bay Area Civic Center, 320 4th Ave. W. Show hours are: Friday from 3-8pm, Saturday from 9am-4pm, and Sunday from 9am-3pm.  Guns on display and for sale.  For more information, call Ray at 715-292-8415.
  • 04/24-25/2015 and 05/01-02/2015
    Ashland School of Dance Spring Recital will be held at the Ashland High School Auditorium at 6pm. Tickets available at the dance studio, 511 1/2 W. Main St.  For more information and tickets, call  715-292-3567 or visit
  • 04/25/2015
    Roly Poly Contest & Dinner.  Sponsored by the Mellen Area Chamber of Commerce, Morse Town Hall, Mellen.  Contest judging at 2pm.  Dinner is from 4-6pm.  Dinner ticket enters you in the grand prize drawing (need to be present to  win).  Grand Prize: Dinner for two at the Deep Water Grille and a one-night stay at the AmericInn in Ashland, a $200.00 value.  Chinese raffle (drawings start at 6:pm)—50/50 raffle.   715-274-2136.
  • 04/25/2015
    Northland College Coffeehaus, at the Alvord Theatre, at 8pm with Toki Wright. For more information, email
  • 04/25-26/2015
    2nd Annual Ashland Women’s 6-Person Partner Team Pool Tournament.  This pool tournament will be held at multiple bars in Ashland and will start at 9:30am.  For more information and to sign up, call 715-682-4870.
  • 04/25/2015
    Ashland Chamber Music Society presents “Josh Aerie Trio” at the United Presbyterian-Congregational Church, 214 Vaughn Ave., at 7:30pm. For more information and fees, call 715-682-5795.
  • 04/25/2015
    Bad River Lodge & Casino presents nationally acclaimed comedian Arvin Mitchell, with opener Mike Marvell, at the Convention Center, 73370 US Hwy. 2, Odanah. Free admission, doors open at 8pm, must be 21 years or older.  Call 715-682-7121, or visit
  • 04/26/2015
     VFW Pancake Feed at the American Legion Hall, 220 E. Main St., from 7am-1pm.  For more information or to volunteer, call 715-682-5955.
  • 04/26/2015
    Ashland Elks Lodge 137, American Legion Post 90, & Bayfield American Legion Post 49 Annual Ann Moran Star-Spangled Banner Music Scholarship, at the United Presbyterian-Congregational Church, 214 Vaughn Ave., at 1pm.  Open for public viewing, participants from grades 9-12.  Pre-registration is preferred but not required.  For more information or to pre-register, call  715-682-5365.
  • 04/26/2015
    Chequamegon Food Co-op “Homemade Soft Pretzels” in the Community Room, 11am-1pm.  Class fee.  Call ahead, space is limited.  715-682-8251.
  • 04/26/2015
    Our Lady of the Lake School is hosting a Children’s Carnival and a Preschool Open House from 11am to 1pm.  The Carnival will have games at 50 cent per ticket.  There will be raffles and silent auctions.  Two new bikes are being raffled.  Food, games galore, cake walk and lots of fun!   Come and visit the Preschool Room first to sign up for the fall and then go to the Church social hall to play carnival games!  For more information call 715-682-7622.
  • 04/26/2015
    Richie Yurkovich & Polkarioty will headline the Faith In Action Benefit Concert! Hosted by Faith In Action-Ashland County at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center from 1pm -4pm.  A $7 donation will be taken at the door.  Delicious hot beef sandwiches, along with coleslaw, chips, and homemade desserts will be sold starting at 12:30pm for the lunch crowd and continue through the afternoon.  The toe-tapping will start at 1pm.   The concert will feature Richie Yurkovich and Polkarioty and their exciting blend of polka, waltz, country, and cajun music played with energy and enthusiasm.  These musicians are guaranteed to put on a show for all to enjoy.  So break out of your cabin fever and support a great program by attending the Faith In Action Benefit Concert.  For more information, call 682-4414, ext. 3, or email:
  • 04/27/2015:
    Chequamegon Food Co-op “Flavorful Foods: Support for Inflammatory Digestive Diseases” in the Community Room, 6pm-7:30pm.  FREE.  Call ahead, space is limited.  715-682-8251.
  • 04/28/2015
    Business on Stage at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, 29270 Cty. Hwy. G at 6pm.  Presentation “It’s All About the Wine Biz”  Jon Hamilton, Renate Hauser and Caitlin Hauser will describe their experience developing & growing a successful wine business. 715-209-4589.
  • 04/28/2015
    Solar Power for Northern Wisconsin at 7pm at the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute.  Tyler Huebner, executive director at Renew Wisconsin, will talk about how solar power is expanding at record rates throughout the United States, driven by reduced costs and easy financing models.  Solar power works in Wisconsin, too.  Attend to learn about Wisconsin’s solar potential, the economics of installing solar, and ways to help solar expand locally.  For more information, contact
  • 04/30/2015
    Annual Girls’ Night Out, “Spring Fever,” fun shopping in beautiful historic downtown Ashland, from 4pm-7pm. Great deals and fun!  Register to win a great prize as well!  For more information, call 715-682-2500.