What’s Happening this Week!

2019-02-22

 

 

 

 

Here is a list of activities that are happening this week in the Chequamegon Bay Area:

Area Activities:

February 21-23:

  • Northland College presents Backwoods Skiing Workshop.  This 2-part workshop prepares you to explore these wonders on skis.  Part 1: Feb 21, 4:30-5:30pm, focusing on equipment, safety and backwoods locations (Free and open to the public, no registration required).  Part 2: Feb 23, 9am-4pm.  A guided ski journey to a special backwoods location. Pre-registration required. $10 fee covers skis and transportation. Register at 715-682-1223.

February 22:

  • Kortelopet Classic and Skate 29K Ski Race. Attracts 3,000 skiers who want the challenge and excitement of a shorter-distance race. Spans 29 kilometers from the OO Trailhead to Downtown Hayward. To register, visit www.birkie.com/ski/events/kortelopet/.
  • Bay Area Film Society is showing the film, “Science Fair” at the Bay Theatre at 5pm & 7:30pm. For more information, visit www.bayareafilmsociety.org/upcoming-events/.

February 22-23:

  • Annual Father-Daughter Dinner Dance. Calling all fathers and daughters, young and old! Hosted by the Lake Superior Elementary Parent Teacher Organization, from 6-9:30pm at the AmericInn Conference Center in Ashland. Tickets are $25.  For more information, call Tricia Lund at 715-682-7085.

February 23:

  • Neighborly Bar 2019 Ice Fishing Tourney. Cash prizes for 7 categories, including lake trout, walleye, northern, perch, and other trout and salmon. Along with crowning of “King of the Bay” to whoever catches the largest fish. Entry fee includes contest, food, and prizes. All Wisconsin rules apply.  All fish must be registered by 4:45pm on February 24. Event features RAFFLES—MUSIC—FOOD—DRINK SPECIALS. For more information, call the Neighborly at 715-682-9908.
  • Last Dribbling Dockers, 9-10am at Lake Superior Elementary. If you missed the first sessions don’t worry you can come today!  Dribbling Dockers is FREE for all K-1 students. The goal of this program is to teach fundamental skills of the game of basketball to youth in fun, organized and educational ways. This class is taught by adult coaches and High School students- athletes from the Ashland High School boys and girls basketball programs under the direction of the Ashland Athletic Department. Any questions email Ricky Bretting at rickybretting@gmail.com.  Looking forward to seeing all the kids in the gym!
  • Bargain Hut Gives Back Sale, 420 Chapple Ave., from 9am-1pm. Items will be for the community to take at no charge. This is open to anyone and everyone within the area. For more information, call 715-682-8522.
  • Mt Ashwabay MADski Youth Program. 10am-12pm This long-running running program is for youth ages 6-14 years. Volunteer instructors work closely with students and parents to instill a love of skiing and snowboarding.  At the heart of the program is family involvement. Parents are encouraged to volunteer as coaches, and in doing so learn skills they can carry forward and use after the Program. This is a perennial family favorite!  715-779-3227.
  • Ashland Bayfield County Sportsmen 17th Annual Kids’ Ice Fishing Contest, Kreher Park, Ashland, from 11am-2pm. Free to all kids ages 5-15. Two age classes: 5-9 and 10-15. First 300 kids get prizes. Bring your own poles and tackle. Register at pavilion before going on the ice.  For more information, call 715-373-2088.
  • Ashland Ice Racing – Come on out for our King Of The Bay special event starting at 11:30am. First place in points is guaranteed $500 to win with a first-place feature finish bonus! It’s a one-day race that’s bound to be full of entertainment for all. Oh, and don’t forget those ladies as we are having a powder puff race and the winner takes the trophy! We will be racing our normal Sunday on the 24th as well so drivers are more than welcome to grab a hotel and join us on Sunday. For more information visit Ashland Ice Racing Facebook Page.
  • North Coast Cycling Association Weekly Winter Fat Bike Rides, every Saturday afternoon at 1pm. Location is TBA. Like us on Facebook to obtain current information. Must include bikes with tires 3.5″ or wider and studs are recommended. No registration needed. Visitors are welcome. NCCA has extra fat bikes to borrow for free for first time users or for a donation for repeat users. Riders are asked to submit their contact information to John Murphy at murph007swat@gmail.com or call 715-209-8169.
  • Mt Ashwabay Youth Night! 3-8pm. $10 lift tickets, free rentals for ​12th grade and under.  Catch the BART in Ashland or Washburn and join us for youth nights!​ Shuttle Times​: Ashland Civic Center – 2:30pm; Washburn High School – 2:45pm; Return shuttle leaves the hill at 8pm. Reserve Your Spot: Riders must call BART to reserve their spot on the bus.  ​No instruction available on Youth Nights. Youth Night lift tickets begin at 3 p.m. and do not include a full-day pass. 715-779-3227.
  • Messiah Lutheran Church, 231 W 5th St, Washburn, will hold their annual Lutefisk and Meatball Dinner from 5-6:30pm. The church is handicapped accessible with a lift to the dining room. Carry-outs are available.  For more information call 715-373-0180.
  • Bad River Casino presents, “Annual Karaoke Contest Preliminaries”. Registration starts at 7:30pm. Preliminaries at 9pm. 1st place: $1,500. 2nd place: $1,000. 3rd place: $750. Grand Finale is March 9th. Please call Colleen for your music request before the contest starts at 715-682-7121 ext. 1231.
  • Ashland Chamber Music Society presents “Twin Ports Choral Project” at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, at 7:30pm. Under the direction of Bret Amundson, this talented choral group returns with their program “All Things New,” which explores the promise of hope through the works of Eriks Esenvalds, Sven-David Sandstrom, Eric Whitacre and many more. Also, on hand is guest conductor Dr. David Chin, Assistant Professor of Choral Music at University of MN-Duluth. The group will have pieces of New Song, New Life, and New World. They are all dynamic singers whose lovely sound will be enhanced in the cathedral setting of the church. You won’t want to miss it. Individual ticket price is $15 and all students are admitted free. For more information, call 715-682-5795, or visit www.ashlandchambermusic.org.
  • Claus Kraetke Memorial Ice Fishing Jamboree at Donner’s Bay Resort on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage, 2974 Hiawatha Rd., Butternut, from 7am-4pm. For more information, call 715-476-2555.
  • American Birkebeiner, on the 50-kilometer Birkie Trail from Cable to Hayward, for skaters, and 55K for classic skiers. North America’s largest cross-country ski marathon. For more information, call 800-872-2753 or visit www.birkie.com

February 23-24:

February 24:

  • Mellen Rod and Gun Club Fishing Contest on Lake Galilee, from 8am-3pm. Prize drawings are from 12-3pm. Great prizes! Sponsored by Mellen Rod & Gun Club. For more information, call 715-274-2136.
  • Mt. Ashwabay 17th Annual King & Queen of the Mountain, 32525 Ski Hill Road, Bayfield, from 9am-4:30pm. For more information, call 715-779-3227 or www.mtashwabay.com.
  • Ashland Ice Racing KIDS MEET THE DRIVERS! So, grab your youngsters and come on out for a fun filled day of car racing on Chequamegon Bay! Flag drops at 11:30am! Maslowski Beach.  For more information, check them out on Facebook 

February 26:

  • Our local Law Enforcement and School District of Ashland present, “What Does Human Trafficking Look Like?” from 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm at WITC Campus: Room 304. Awareness Training for Law Enforcement and Community Leaders.
  • U.S. Tax Reform: How it Could Affect You Workshops held at Thrivent Financial from 12-1pm and 5:30-6:30pm. 623 E Main St, Ashland. Register for this free workshop to learn more about the important new tax law. Workshop date also on February 28 from 5:30-6:30pm. Please indicate which date and time you will attend, in your RSVP. Please call, 715-685-0608 or email superiorshoresteam@thrivent.com.
  • Memorial Medical Center presents, “Moonlight Ski & Snowshoe” from 5-7pm. At the Memorial Medical Center Hospital Ski Trail Head. Everyone is invited!! Grab your cross-country skis and snowshoes and come out for an evening of fun! Free smores and hot chocolate, music and games, free tips and lessons from the pros, giveaways and prizes! For more information, call Lisa at 715-685-5535.
  • OLL Bingo! Doors open at 5:30pm. Bingo starts at 7pm. Prizes, Raffles and Big fun! Progressive Blackout!!  For more information, call 715-682-7620.
  • Middle School Pops Concert at the Dodd Gym at 7pm. For more information, call 715-682-7087.

February 27:

  • Chequamegon Food Co-op presents, “Dinner Community Meals”. Share a meal with friends, family and neighbors… at the Co-op! On the last Wednesday of every month from 4-7pm. You can enjoy a made-from-scratch meal from our Deli for only $5!! Dinner will include an entree with possibly a side dish (depending on the main dish). Add your own drink and dessert and dig in! For more information, call 715-682-8251 or visit www.chequamegonfoodcoop.com.
  • Wisconsin Technology Council holds a meeting at WITC– Ashland Campus. Hear about progress and challenges in building a stronger infrastructure for broadband in Northern Wisconsin at the meeting of the Tech Council Innovation Network in Ashland.  This Tech Council Innovation Network event is in partnership with the Ashland Area Development Corp. and the Bayfield County Economic Development Corp.  The event will be at the WITC Ashland campus, 2100 Beaser Ave., conference rooms 306-307. Angie Dickison, Wisconsin state broadband director, will outline emerging broadband strategies across northern Wisconsin. Tom Still of WITC will moderate as panelists discuss examples of progress and their hopes for the future. Panelists are: Jason Douglas, CEO, Memorial Medical Center., Jeff Lee, director of operations, Norvado, and Chuck Porter, managing partner/owner, Superior Sauna & Steam. From 5-7pm. The cost is $10. Register at http://www.cvent.com/d/9tqwwr/4W.
  • Our Local Law Enforcement and School District of Ashland presents, “How Can I Protect My Family From Human Trafficking?” at 6pm at WITC Campus: Room 304. Awareness Training for Parents and Mentors.
  • Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center is showing the film. “Tomorrow” from 6-8:30pm at the Theatre. 6pm Refreshments & 6:30 pm showing of the film Tomorrow. Take concrete steps to a sustainable future. In the face of climatic catastrophe, this award-winning documentary features creative. localized solutions that build community resilience and prosperity. This program is sponsored by Northland College, Hulings Rice Food Center, Center for Rural Communities, Northland College Students Association, Farms Not Factories, Siqurd Olsen Environmental Institute and Citizens Climate Lobby. For more information, visit www.nglvc.org.
  • Open Skating, at the Bay Area Civic Center, 320 W. 4th Ave., Wednesdays from 7-9pm. Open to the public for a minimal fee. For more information, call 715-682-2221.

February 28:

  • Home Expressions Spring Open House 10am-6pm. For more information, call 715-682-2455.
  • U.S. Tax Reform: How it Could Affect You Workshop held at Thrivent Financial from 5:30-6:30pm. 623 E Main St, Ashland. Register for this free workshop to learn more about the important new tax law. Please RSVP by calling, 715-685-0608 or email superiorshoresteam@thrivent.com.

March 1:

  • Ashland Parks and Recreation’s Annual LEGO Contest. Drop off your awesome LEGO creation at Moore’s On Main,  505 Main St W, Ashland. Drop off on Thursday, February 28 from 3:30-5pm at Moore’s on Main. Judging on Friday, March 1 at 4pm. Contest is open to children ages 3-13. For more information, call 715-682-7059.
  • Salem Baptist Church presents, live in concert “The Garms Family” at 6:30pm.  Eight voices over 15 instruments.  A life-changing event!  For more information contact 715-413-0068.  Location 400 Salem Drive, Ashland.
  • Legendary Waters Resort and Casino presents live music by, “PD Cruiser” in the Lounge from 7-10pm. For more information, visit www.legendarywaters.com.

March 1-2:

  •  World Telemark Day at Mt. Ashwabay. On Friday there will be night skiing from 4:30-9pm and the fundraising party from 7-11pm. On Saturday the lifts run from 9:30am-9pm, Free tele rentals, free lessons at 10:30am, human slalom, and more!

March 1-3:

  • Bayfield Winter Festival – Celebrating Snow, Ice & Cabin Fever! Join Bayfield for a wild weekend of winter fun, with a variety of exciting and crazy activities to celebrate the end of winter. Hit the slopes at Mt. Ashwabay, shop and eat in charming downtown Bayfield, take the plunge into icy water or bike ride on it, and more! For more information, go to https://www.recreationandfitnessresources.org/bayfield-winter-festival.html or call 715-779-5408.

March 2:

  • Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents, “Raptor Program” from 10-11am. The American Kestrel is North America’s smallest falcon, but as we all know, big things come in small packages. Come learn more about this tiny predator and meet the Museum’s live kestrel. Presented by the Cable Natural History Museum and sponsored by the Friends of the Center. For more information, call 715-685-9983 or visit www.nglvc.org.
  • Mt Ashwabay MADski Youth Program. 10am-12pm This long-running running program is for youth ages 6-14 years. Volunteer instructors work closely with students and parents to instill a love of skiing and snowboarding.  At the heart of the program is family involvement. Parents are encouraged to volunteer as coaches, and in doing so learn skills they can carry forward and use after the Program. This is a perennial family favorite!  715-779-3227.
  • Polar Plunge at the Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion from 2-4pm. Take the plunge or come to watch! For more information about where proceeds go for this event check out https://www.recreationandfitnessresources.org/bayfield-winter-festival-schedule.html
  • Youth Night and Winter Flash at Mt. Ashwabay from 3-8pm. $10 for lift ticket and rental for youth (under 18). Fireworks at dark! Lift runs from 9:30am-8pm. For more information visit www.mtashwabay.org.
  • Swing into Spring at the Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion from 7-11pm. Celebrate the seasonal transition into spring by singing, shaking, and shimmying to “Room 2 Groove’s” eclectic mix of funk, Latin, Afrobeat, Hip Hop, Rock, and Soul. Advanced tickets are $8 and tickets at the door are $10

March 2-3:

  • Ashland Youth Hockey Association “Half Ice Mite and Mini Mite” Jamboree, at the Bay Area Civic Center, 320 W. 4th St. Times will vary due to the amount of teams registered. Please visit the website for updates on estimated times. Mini Mites Cross Ice Jamboree Free! Medals to all who participate. For more information and to register at www.ashlandhockey.org, email calybeal@yahoo.com.
  • ICE-O-RAMA – Contestants can fish anywhere in the Chequamegon Bay.  Held by the North Wisconsin Rod and Gun Club.  Begins Saturday at 5am, ends Sunday at 12pm. All fish must be registered by 12pm on Sunday. No frozen fish registered. $10 entry fee. 1st place: $2,500, 2nd place: $1,000, 3rd place: $250, 4th place: $200, 5th place: $100. Additional cash prizes for 2nd and 3rd place. Tickets are available at River Rock Inn & Bait Shop, Neighborly Bar, Anglers All, Barrel Inn, NWRGC Members, Office Bar, and Sparky’s Bar & Grill. For more information, call 262-689-0536 or email contactnwrge@gmail.com.

March 3:

  • 5th Annual Red Cliff Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Breakfast at Legendary Waters Resort and Casino, 3 miles north of Bayfield on Hwy 13, from 7am-noon. Only $7 all-you-can-eat fundraiser. Kids under 3 eat free. Pancakes, sausage, juice, and raffle prizes. For more information, call 800-226-8478.
  • Sundays at Maslowski Beach on Chequamegon Bay, Car Ice-Races starting at 11am. Weather and ice conditions can change, please check Ashland Ice-Racing Facebook page here for more information and updates. Race results/awards at Sponsor Tavern/Bar Stagecoach Bar & Grill (changes each week) at 4pm.
  • Ed’s Dual GS Race at Mt. Ashwabay, Ski Hill Rd, from 12-4pm. Open to all ages and skill levels. Registration at 12pm, race start at 1pm. For more information, call 715-779-3227 or visit www.mtashwabay.org.
  • Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents, “Chance Concert” from 2-5pm at the Theatre. Please join Ed Willett and Cheryl Leah of “Chance” for the opening concert of their fourth season of “Sessions from the Martin Hanson”. Joining Chance will be the soul singer and songwriter – Solid Joe Lindzius. As always Chance will open for their guest with a few tunes and back him up for much of the rest of the concert. There will be a bit of discussion about songwriting and time to ask some questions of the artists about their craft. So come and spend a lovely Sunday afternoon with these fine musicians. Tickets in advance $16 adults and $8 Students online at Brown Paper Tickets. At the door: $20 and $8. Sponsored in part by Wisconsin Public Radio. For more information, visit www.nglvc.org.
  • “Cash is King” Raffle Drawing and Celebrations sponsored by the Ashland Elks Lodge #134. Celebrations will be held at the AmericInn Hotel in Ashland. Doors open at 2pm and drawing at 4pm. Need not to be present to win! The door and bar open at 2pm. Food will be served from 2:30-4:30pm. The drawing will begin at 4pm. Please contact an Elk member or call 715-682-5215 for more information.

Month Long Activities February

  • Now – February 28:  Stop into the EyeGlass Shoppe, for their Grand Opening Special, IN their NEW location, 200 Main Street West.  40% off Frames and 50% off lens options.  715-682-8181.
  • Now – February 28: Celebrating 10 Years and lots of Love!  Good Thyme Restaurant – Thursday thru Saturday, 5-9pm. Message Body: We’re celebrating 10 AMAZING YEARS in the Big Yellow House this month! Come enjoy our great new dishes including Whitefish Roulade, Calamari, Cajun Gulf Shrimp, and Andouille Sausage Alfredo.Don’t forget about our Famous Friday Night Fish Fry. Call soon for Reservations: 715-373-5255. Good Thyme is located at 77180 Highway 13, Washburn. http://www.goodthyme.catering/restaurant/
  • Vaughn Library Activities. Click the link to see all that wonderful things happening at the Library in February!  715-682-7060.
  • Northern Great Lake Visitor Center – The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center helps people connect with the historic, cultural, and natural resources of the Northern Great Lakes Region through customer-based information, services, and educational programs.  715-685-9983.
  • Open Skating, at the Bay Area Civic Center, 320 W. 4th Ave., in February will be on Wednesdays from 5-7pm. Open to the public for a minimal fee. For more information, call 715-682-2221
  • North Coast Cycling Association Weekly Winter Fat Bike Rides, every Saturday afternoon at 1pm. Location is TBA. Like us on Facebook to obtain current information. Must include bikes with tires 3.5″ or wider and studs are recommended. No registration needed. Visitors are welcome. NCCA has extra fat bikes to borrow for free for first time users or for a donation for repeat users. Riders are asked to submit their contact information to John Murphy at murph007swat@gmail.com or call 715-209-8169.
  • Now – February 28:  Bay City Cycles Winter Tune Up Specials! Basic Tune-Up: $50. Deluxe Tune-Up: $65. Super Tune-Up: $70. For more information, call 715-682-2091.
  • Now – March 22: Calling all artist for the BMO Harris Bank 43rd Annual Art Exhibition.  Entries accepted March 20-22.  Art Show takes place April 1-12.  For more information contact 715-682-3422.
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