What’s Happening this Week!


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

Area Activities

September 21:

  • Ashland High School Girls Volleyball vs Proctor.  JV at 5:45pm  and V at 7pm.  715-682-7089.

September 22:

  • Ashland Knights of Columbus will host “All-You-Can-Eat-Fish-Fry” from 4-7pm featuring fresh Lake Superior whitefish in Our Lady of the Lake Social Hall, 201 Lake Shore Drive E, Ashland. Cost: $12 for 12 yr old and older, $6 for children ages 6-11, children five and under are free. For more information call 715-682-9621.
  • Community Dinner, held each Friday at 5:30 pm in the fellowship hall of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 620 3rd St. W., Ashland. A different area church provides the meal each week. For more information, call 715-682-5067.
  • Northland College Harvest Trail Dinner, white tent on the mall, 6:30-9pm. Local foods! Reserve your ticket today! For more information, visit www.northland.edu/event/harvesttrail or call 715-681-1811.
  • Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents ” Bay Area Film Society film”at 7:30pm. For more information visit www.bayareafilmsociety.org.

September 22-24:

  • Northland College Annual Fall Festival, 1411 Ellis Ave. A fabulous, fun campus-wide celebration of alumni, families, friends, staff, students, and faculty. For a more detailed list of the weekend’s activities, call 715-682-1699, 715-682-1811, email jmoore@northland.edu, or visit www.northland.edu.

September 23:

  • Farmer’s Market on Chapple Ave., 8am-12pm. Harvest Fest Market. www.ashlandareafarmersmarket.com.
  • NRA Women on Target Instructional Shooting Clinic at Sports Hollow.  Sign in at 8am , Class start at 8:30am.  To register contact Jennifer Mrnak at 715-685-1198 or email gertinak6@gmail.com.  Registration forms at Sports Hollow and Ashland Chamber office.
  • Legendary Waters Resort & Casino presents “Legendary Classic Car Show” from 9am-2pm. $5 entry fee per car. You could get a chance to win a 1965 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S. For more information call 800-226-8478 or 715-209-1426.
  • Kiwanis Club Coats for Kids Drive Distribution, Bretting Center, 400 W. 4th Ave., from 9am-12pm. For more information, call 715-372-5577.
  • JET Travel & Tours invites you to join us for a “Travel Show” from 9am-4pm at the AmericInn of Ashland to visit with us and some of our vendors to discuss any travel plans you may be thinking of. Sign up for one of our upcoming group tours, bombard us with travel questions to pick our brains on places we’ve been to see might be next on your Bucket List. For more information or any questions call 715-682-9591.
  • Jump Rope for Heart at the Farmer’s Market, 200 Block of Chapple Ave, from 10am-12pm.
  • Chequamegon Food Coop “Simple Sauces” 10am-12pm. Cooking with Chef Lars Dukowitz.  Hands-on – Get to know the five French mother sauces and learn how to create different sauces based on them to add complexity to your meals.  Everyone welcome. Cost: $20/$15 owner Registration deadline, Sept. 21. 715-682-8251. www.chequamegonfoodcoop.com.
  • Save the Bohemian Hall Fundraiser, 12-7pm, 317 11th Ave East.Help us save this historic building for future generations.  Donations welcome.  Meal delivery (pigs in the blanket, potato dumplings, cabbage & noodle casserole, barbecue, brats, hot dog & salad) between 1-3pm for $11.  Music – Fun – Raffles.
  • Northland College Women’s Volleyball vs Martin Luther College at 2pm.  715-682-1243.
  • Northland College Men’s Soccer vs Bethany Lutheran at 2pm.  715-682-1243.
  • Northland College Women’s Volleyball vs North Central University at 4pm.  715-682-1243.
  • Northland College Men’s Soccer vs Bethany Lutheran at 4:15pm.  715-682-1243.
  • Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2017 at Bayview Park. Funds raised stay local to provide care, support, advocacy, and research for a cure to ultimately end Alzheimer’s Disease. START A TEAM!! For more information, call 920-720-7611, email hkrajewski@alz.org or visit tinyurl.com/walkwi.
  • Ashland Chamber Music and Society presents “3rd Relation Jazz Quartet” at 7:30pm at Presbyterian-Congregational Church. For more information visit www.ashlandchambermusic.org.
  • Ashland Police vs. Ashland Fire 2nd Annual Flag Football Game at the Ponzio Stadium at Northland College, main entrance off of Hwy 13.  Gates and warm ups start at 7:10pm. Game at 7:30pm. Cost is $1 per person, to raise funds for APD K9 Unit. Food, beverages, raffles, and family fun. For more information, call 715-682-7059.
  • Bad River Lodge & Casino presents “26th Anniversary Drawings.” Drawings from 8-11pm. Midnight drawing- 2017 Ford Fusion. Registration begins August 1. For more information, call 715-682-7121 or visit www.badriver.com.
  • Bad River Lodge & Casino presents’ “Final Mix”. The doors open at 8pm, music is from 9pm-12am. Free admission and must be 21 or older. For more information visit www.badriver.com or call 715-682-7121.

September 23-24:

  • “Anishinaabe Cultural Days,” at the Madeline Island Museum, 226 Col. Woods Ave., LaPointe, from 10am-5pm.  Celebrate Ojibwe Culture with Special Programs, Demonstrations and Exhibits. Sunday will be the museum’s annual open house, with admission by donation. The event is a commemoration of the Treaty of 1854, signed at La Pointe. This important treaty established the first Ojibwe reservations in Wisconsin and stipulated the rights of the Ojibwe to hunt, gather and fish in the ceded territories in perpetuity. The event will feature Ojibwe music and art demonstrations, with Ojibwe artists, musicians, and living history re-enactors.  For more information, call 715-747-2415, or visit www.madelineislandmuseum.org.

September 23 & 25:

  • Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents ” Wisconsin Vietnam War Stories Documentary” at 1pm. Telling emotional stories that haven’t been heard before, Wisconsin Vietnam War veterans recount their experiences in a three-hour television documentary. This will show again on Monday, September 25 at 1pm.  Wisconsin Vietnam War Stories showing is a partnership of Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, the Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Public Television. For more information visit www.nglvc.org.

September 23-25:

  • Wisconsin Remembers: A Face for Every Name Exhibit at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, 29270 Co Hwy G, from 9am-5pm. Featuring Wisconsinites officially listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. For more information, call 715-685-2649.

September 24:

  • Sunday Fat Bike Adventure Safari Rides at 1pm. NCCA sponsored weekly rides. Meeting locations will be announced via Facebook and email. Possible locations include: North Coast Coffee or Coco Cafe in Washburn or Big Water Coffee or The Fat Radish in Bayfield, etc. Bikes with 3.5″ tires or wider are highly recommended. No registration. Everyone welcome. Riders are asked to submit their email or contact information to John Murphy at murph007swat@gmail.com or call 715-209-8169 to receive weekly updates.
  • Open House by Anthony Jennings of Blue Water Realty at 25805 Cozy Corner Rd., Barksdale.  This lovely country property boasts incredible Lake Superior and valley views.
    Wake up and watch the sun rise over the lake from two out of the three bedrooms.
    Three bedroom, three bath, two story country home or hobby farm on 39.5 acres with multiple decks and a three season porch.  Pole barn, loafing shed, horse stalls, tack room, apple trees and a 20×20 shop.   We look forward to sharing this home and refreshments with you!  Anthony Jennings: 715-209-6841, anthony@aijennings.com
  • Northland College Women’s Soccer vs UW-River Falls at 2pm.  715-682-1243.
  • Rookery Pub, 20100 County Highway M, Cable, will be hosting Molly and the Danger Band, Americana from 2-5pm. For more information, call 715-794-2062 or visit www.rookerypub.com.

September 25:

  • Casual Group Ride on Monday nights at 6pm. Meet at Bay City Cycles, 412 W Main St. Bike needed, or rentals are available at Bay City Cycles (please arrive early to do so). Helmets required. Sponsored by Bay City Cycles and North Coast Cycling Association. For more information, call 715-682-2091 or visit www.baycitycycles.com.

September 26:

  • ”Hunters Safety” at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center from 6-9pm. Sponsored by the WI DNR. Make sure to get your DNR Customer # ahead of this class. No registration required.
  • Our Lady of the Lake BINGO every Tuesday at 7pm in the Social Hall.  Progressive Blackout Jackpot!  Everyone is invited.

September 27:

  • Northland College Men’s Soccer vs UW-Superior at 2pm.  715-682-1243.
  • Northland College Women’s Soccer vs UW-Superior at 4:15pm.  715-682-1243.

September 27-29:

  • Northland College Summer Programs for Adults presents “Artist’s Northwoods Retreat.”  For more information, visit www.northland.edu/lifelong.

September 28:

  • “The Rise of the Working Poor & What We Can Do About It” at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, 29270 Co Hwy G, at 7:30pm. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters. For more information, call 715-685-9983.

September 29:

  • Community Dinner, held each Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 620 3rd St. W., Ashland. A different area church provides the meal each week. For more information, call 715-682-5067.

September 29-30:

  • “Annual Fall Rummage Sale” at the Good Shepard Lutheran Church from 9am-1pm on Friday, 8am-12pm on Saturday. 311 W 13th St. , Ashland. For more information call 715-682-4510.
  • ABC Raceway 42nd Annual Red Clay Classic- Fast Lane Motor Sports & Tim’s Automotive Machine, located 3.5 miles south of Ashland on Butterworth Rd. For more information, call 715-682-4990, or visit www.abcraceway.com.

September 29 – October 1:

  • 5th Annual Color Rides, presented by North Coast Cycling Association. For more information, call 715-373-5017 or visit northcoastcycling.com.
  • Ericksons’ Orchard Weekend Events! Live music, hay rides, orchard maze, food vendors, art & craft vendors, pumpkins ready picked or you pick your own, apples ready picked or you pick your own (Cortland, MacIntosh, Fireside, and Connell Red), all varieties will be available in the store, along with Honey Crisp, Red Delicious, Pears, and carameled apples. Don’t forget the homemade apple cider! Through the viewing window, you can watch the apples being pressed into cider, then enjoy a sample! Also available inside the store are Muriel’s Apple Cider Donuts and lots of other tasty bakery. For more information, call 715-779-5909.

September 30:

  • National Public Lands Day, Free waiver day for National Parks. For more information, call 715-362-1351.
  • Ashland MarketFest Sidewalk Sales. For more information, call 800-284-9484 or visit www.visitashland.com.
  • Copper Falls Fall Festival, Art in The Park, Copper Falls State Park, Mellen. For more information, call 715-274-5123.
  • Chequamegon Food Coop “Kids in the Kitchen: Pizza Party.”  10-11:30am. Hands-on – Make your own dough, create homemade sauce, and chop your toppings in this family friendly class with Chef Jonathan Berthel, Penokee Mountain Food.  Registration and parental supervision required. FREE, but reserve your spot by Sept. 28!  715-682-8251.   www.chequamegonfoodcoop.com
  • 1st Annual Dirty Dog Dirt Dash 5k Walk/Run.  Registration at 10am.  Race starts 11am.  Event takes place between the Radio Station and Binsfield Rd, south on Ellis Ave.  Lunch and 50/50 raffles.  To register email Terri Ovaska at APDK9Chase@outlook.com.
  • Cycle Into Fall Party at The Lake Superior Taproom, South Shore Brewery in Washburn, from 4-7pm. Members and children under 12 are free, non-members $5! For more information, visit www.northcoastcycling.com.
  • Northland College Men’s Soccer vs UW-Superior at 2pm.  715-682-1243.
  • Northland College Women’s Soccer vs UW-Superior at 4:15pm.  715-682-1243.
  • Butternut Oktoberfest at the pavilion next to the Village Hall in Butternut, from 4-9pm. For more information, call 715-769-3113.

September 30-October 6:

  • Benoit Cheese Haus,ONE YEAR Anniversary Celebration, 9am-5pm.  Come take a look, sample some cheese and register to win prizes! 23920 Cty Hwy F, Ashland.  715-746-2561.

Weekly Orchard Report:

Erickson’s Orchard & Country Store, 8660 Betzoid Rd, Bayfield (715) 779-5438,- Daily 9am-5pm

  • Apples | Picked – Hume, McIntosh, Melba, Wealthy
  • Fresh Bakery | Apple Cider Donuts, Pie sticks
  • More | Apple Butter, Apple Cider, Fruit Butters, Fruit Mustards, Fruit Spreads, Honey, Jams, Jellies, Maple Syrup, Salsa, Syrups, Wild Rice, Raspberry Apple Cider, Strawberry Apple Cider
  • Directions

Hauser’s Superior View Farm, 86565 Cty Hwy J, Bayfield (715) 779-5404 – Daily 10am-5pm

  • Apples | Picked – Cortland, Dudley, McIntosh, Melba, Paula Red, Wealthy, Whitney Crab
  • Berries | Frozen – Blueberries
  • Local Produce | Carrots, Garlic, Potatoes, Tomatoes
  • Fresh Bakery | Apple Pies
  • More | Apple Butter, Apple Syrup, Dried Flowers, Frozen Apple Cider, Fruit Butters, Fruit Mustards, Fruit Spreads, Jams, Jellies, Maple Syrup, Salsa, Syrups, Wild Rice
  • Directions

Month Long Activities:

  • Vaughn Library Activities.  Click the link to see all that wonderful things happening at the Library in September!
  • Washburn Cultural Center, 1 E. Bayfield St., Washburn, in September, Black Bear Studio- Multi Media. For more information, call 715-373-5591.
  • Ancestral Women Exhibit at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, 29270 Co Hwy G. Featuring woven portraits of elders from Wisconsin’s 12 tribes. For more information, call 715-685-9983.

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