What’s Happening this Week!


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

Area Activities

Now-January 14:

Now – Jan 31:

  • Sherwin Williams 30% off Paint and Stain Sale.  ( Excludes Ovation Paint and Multi Surface Primers) and 15% off painting supplies.

January 13:

  • Ashland Wrestling Invitational at 10am.  715-682-7089.
  • Saturday Fat Bike Adventure Safari Rides at 11am. NCCA sponsored weekly rides. Meeting locations will be announced via Facebook and email.  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.
  • Northwoods Harness Club presents the 32nd Annual Sleigh & Cutter Rally at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, 29270 Co. Hwy. G., from 11am-3pm.  Hook-up at 11am. 11am – 12:30pm FREE Sleigh Rides sponsored by Northern State Bank. Parade is at 1pm. Concessions. Free admission. For more information, call 715-685-9983.
  • Oredock Saloon 1st annual Ice fishing contest.  $10 entry fee, 100% pay out for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in categories: northern, Walleye, Trout/splake/salmon, Perch.  Fish weigh in until 6pm at Oredock Saloon.  Fish any lake-fish at your own risk, no frozen fish. Door prizes, Chinese raffle.  715-682-4667.
    ***** live band ‘Eye for an Eye’ from 8pm until midnight***
  • Northland College Men’s Hockey vs Concordia at 4pm.  715-682-1243
  • Legendary Waters Resort & Casino, 37600 Onigamiing Dr,  presents “Legendary Cribbage Tournament” at 5pm. Registration begins 3pm. For more information, call 800-226-8478 or visit www.legendarywaters.com.
  • Encores! A FREE concert presented by Ashland Rotary Club and Ashland Music Boosters at 6pm, in the Ashland High School Auditorium, 1900 Beaser Ave. Free admission. Freewill offering. Concert proceeds will fund Ashland Rotary Education Leadership Grants and Ashland Music Booster Musical Instruments, Summer Music Camps, and Music Scholarships.
  • 13th Annual Ashland Snowmobile Club Raffles, “Cashing In On The New Year.” At 7pm. Need not be present to win cash prizes. Two different raffles! The first raffle includes: 1st-$2,000; 2nd-$1,000; 3rd-$500; 4th-$500; 5th-9th-$150; 10th-20th-$75. Only 200 tickets will be sold, $50 per ticket. For more information, call 715-292-1115 or visit www.ashlandsnowmobileclub.org.

January 14:

  • Sessions form the Martin Hanson Theatre at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center from 2-4pm. “Chance” in concert with the world renowned Jazz violinist Randy Sabien. Fee. For more information visit www.nglvc.org.

January 15:

  • Ashland High School Girls Gymnastics vs Eau Claire Memorial at 6:30pm.  715-682-7089.
  • A Musical Partnership Springs Anew.  The Chequamegon Area Choir is pursuing a new adventure by partnering with the Garland City Consort to provide an inspirational, Baroque Concert, this spring.  Weekly rehearsals for the Chequamegon Area Choir begin at 7 pm at the Washburn United Methodist Church.  Registration & distribution of music folders begins at 6:30pm.  Any and all interested singers 16 years and older are invited- no auditions necessary.  The Garland City Consort meets every Tuesday from 6-7 pm at the United Presbyterian-Congregational Church in Ashland.   For more information, visit their Facebook pages; you can also contact Director Michael Powers of the Chequamegon Area Choir at 715-373-5371 or Concertmaster Andrew McInnes of the Garland City Cosnsort at 715-331-8111.

January 16:

  • Ashland Science On Tap presents Tim Van Deelen PhD with “Carnivore Communities of the Apostle Island National Lakeshore”, 808 W. Main St., at 6:30pm. For more information, call 715-682-4200 or visit www.ashlandscience.org
  • Our Lady of the Lake BINGO at 7pm in the Social Hall.  Progressive Blackout Jackpot over  $2,900!  Everyone is invited.
  • Ashland High School Wrestling vs Cumberland at 7pm.  715-682-7089.

January 17:

  • Northland College Men’s Basketball vs St. Scholastica at 5:30pm.  715-682-1243.
  • Northland College Women’s Basketball vs St. Scholastica at 7:30pm.  715-682-1243.

January 18:

  • Third Thursdays! You know, Thirsty Thursday, Thankful Thursday, Throwback Thursday, and now THIRD THURSDAY!!!!!!  Starting in January, Downtown Retail Business will be open until 8pm on the THIRD THURSDAY of every month, with specials AND, this month TRIPLE SHOP SMALL WIN BIG points that night! Bargains, fun, triple points, evening of shopping!  For details check out visitashland.com or call the Ashland Chamber.
  • Ashland Basketball vs Hermantown, Girls Varsity at 5:45  and  Boys V at 7:15pm.  715-682-7089.

January 19:

  • Northland College Men’s Hockey vs St. Norbert at 7pm.  715-682-1243
  • Bay Area Film Society at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center at 7:30pm. Fee. For more information visit www.bayareafilmsociety.org

January 20:

  • Saturday Fat Bike Adventure Safari Rides at 11am. NCCA sponsored weekly rides. Meeting locations will be announced via Facebook and email.  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.
  • Glidden Ice Fishing Contest, at Clam Lake, Elk Country ATV Club. 715-794-2298 or 715-681-0581.
  • Wisconsin High School Ice Fishing Tournament presented by the Wisconsin National Guard, on Chequamegon Bay, from 7am-3pm. Send off and weigh-in at the Armory, 420 Sanborn Ave. For more information, call 715-577-2590 or email slafler@careertrain.com.
  • Annual Butternut/Schnur Lake Association Fisheree at Butternut Resort, 11633 Lakeview Rd., Butternut, from 7am-5pm. There is a minimal registration fee. For more information, call 715-769-3333.
  • Bay City Sledding Days! Bohemian Hall, 319 11th Ave E, open as a warming house for sledding from 10am-3pm. For more information call 715-682-7059.
  • Ashland Boys Hockey vs Amery, JV at 10am and V at 12pm.  715-682-2221.
  • Roll Your Own Sushi at the Chequamegon Food Co-op from 10am-12pm. Cost: $20/$15 owner. Instructor: Chef: Lars Dukowitz, Cooking with Lars. Registration Deadline: January 18. You’ll be rolling your own sushi at home after taking this class. Learn techniques  to make tight tolls with tasty filling. For more information call 715-682-8251.
  • Iron River Annual Fishin’ Chicks Ice Fishing Contest, on Spider Lake, Iron River, from 10am-3pm. Only women compete, men can attend and assist. Proceeds benefit breast cancer awareness efforts. $40 per admission. For more information, visit www.fishinchicksforbreastcancer.com
  • Fitting into our Strategic Plan: WITC Webinar, available online from 11:30-12pm.  Click here for more information.
  • Northland College Men’s Hockey vs Finlandia at 4pm.  715-682-1243.
  • ABC Raceway 2017 Awards Celebration, at the AmericInn of Ashland, 3009 E. Lake Shore Dr., 5pm-12am. Open to the public. You, pit crew, family, friends, and fans are cordially invited to a celebration of another successful year of racing. Social hour at 5pm, dinner from 6pm, award ceremony at 7pm,dancing 8:30pm-12midnight. Dinner tickets must be purchased in advance, no tickets sold at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 715-746-2390 or 715-682-2672, or visit www.abcraceway.com.
  • Bad River Lodge and Casino presents, “Annual Karaoke Contest Preliminaries”. Registration is 7-8pm. First Place: $1,500, 2nd place: $1,000, 3rd place: $750. Must be 21 years or older. Grand Finale is March 17. For more information call 715-682-7121.
  • Northland College Women’s Hockey vs Finlandia at 7pm.  715-682-1243.

January 20-21:

  • Wisconsin State Free Fishing Weekend, no license required. For more information, call 715-682-2500, or visit www.dnr.wi.gov.

January 21:

  • Snow Shoe Stomp in Prentice Park from 10am-12pm. FREE guided snowshoe stomp on the new 1.5 miles of packed snowshoe trails. Bonfire, hot chocolate, snow games and more. Sponsored by Solstice Outdoors and Ashland Parks & Rec.
  • Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit the Ketring Family.  Please join us for food, music, and camaraderie over spaghetti.  3-7pm at the Bohemian Hall, 319 11th ave East.  Questions call Nancy at 845-721-4729

Month Long Activities January

  • Vaughn Library Activities.  Click the link to see all that wonderful things happening at the Library in January!
  • Open Skate – Wednesday nights at the Bay Area Civic Center
  • Ice Caves Information:  Are you one of the many people who wonder if the Ice Caves at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore will happen? Do you want up-to-date information on the Ice Caves? If so, there are three ways to check. You can go to the Official Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Facebook page , the park website www.nps.gov/apis, or by calling the Ice Line at 715-779-3397 extension 3 for updates.  Although the Ice Caves are not currently accessible, the mainland trail is always open to hike out along the top of the sea caves. The trail starts at Meyers Beach Road (A daily parking fee of $5 for vehicles 20 feet or less and $8 for vehicles that are more than 20 feet). It is about a 4 mile round trip hike to the caves. During the winter the trail does get icy from all the people hiking in the snow, so wear boots that have good grips, and a ski pole or hiking stick is always good.

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