What’s Happening this Week!

2018-07-20

 

 

 

 

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

Area Activities:

July 20-22:

  • Bay Days Festival, Bayview Park on the east side of Ashland. Arts and crafts, food booths, Little Minnow Kids’ Triathlon, family fun, and music. For more information, call 800-284-9484 or 715-682-2500 and visit www.ashlandbaydays.com.

July 19-21:

  • 59th Annual Lumberjack World Championships in Hayward, WI! International competition! Sawing, Chopping, Logrolling, Speed Climbing, Boom Running, and Axe Throwing.  Festival Grounds! Beer Garden! Food! Demonstrations! 3 days of fun! For a full schedule and ticket information visit www.lumberjackworldchampionships.com.

July 20:

  • Monopoly Tournament at the Vaughn Library, 1-4pm.  For more information contact 715-682-7060.
  • Battle of the Bands at Bay Days at Bayview Park. 7-11pm.
  • Big Top Chautauqua presents “The Guess Who,” at the tent, 32525 Ski Hill Rd., Bayfield, at 7:30pm. For more information, call 715-373-5552, or visit www.bigtop.org.
  • Celebrations Incorporated Fireworks Display at 10pm.

July 20-21:

  • Guided Mural Trolley Tours! Fridays & Saturdays at 10am & 1:30pm and Mondays at 1:30pm from June 22-September 8. Sponsored by Ashland Chamber of Commerce and BART. For more information, call 715-682-2500.

July 20-22:

July 20-23:

  • Sherwin Williams 4-Day Super Sale. 40% OFF Paints & Stains and 30% off Painting Supplies. Plus save an additional 25% OFF our everyday low price on custom-order Wallpaper.

July 21:

  • Bay Days 1-mile, 5K & 10K Fun Run, Bayview Park on the east side of Ashland at 8am. For more information, call 800-284-9484 or 715-682-2500 and visit www.ashlandbaydays.com.
  • Ashland Farmers Market 8am-12noon, 5th Ave West and Main Street, by the Burger Barn.
  • Birkie Lumberjack 5k run/walk at 8am. Start & Finish at Lumberjack Bowl on the shores of Lake Hayward. T-shirts, costumes contest, prizes and more! Plus 1 free ticket to the Thursday Lumberjack World Championships (07/19/2018). Register now! For more information call 715-634-5025 or visit www.birkie.com.
  • Chequamegon Food Co-op presents, “Kid’s Day” from 9am-12pm at the Ashland Area Farmer’s Marker, next to the City Hall. Free! Don’t miss out on this morning of fun at the farmers market! Bring the whole family down for games, free snacks, prizes, music, face painting, and special guests. For more information call 715-682-8251.
  • Mud Rutters off Road Mountain Bike Race on the Farm Road Trails in Ashland. Race is starting at 10am at the Lake Superior Intermediate School. Registration/Check in from 8:30-9:30am. $20 per racer. $40 per family of 3 or more people. Challenging 15 miles. Beginners/short 7 miles. Free kids race 3-8 yr. old’s at 11:30am. Pre-register by July 17th for $15 per racer. For pre-registration visit www.bikereg.com. For more information on Farm Road Trails, visit  Farm Road Trails on Facebook.
  • ABC Raceway Races: Northland Super Stock Series- Fast Lane Motor Sports. FREE entry into the races with a donation of a non- perishable food item for The BRICK or a donation for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, compliments of Northern Clearing. .Raceway located at 2187 Butterworth Road. Regular season races on Saturday night. Hot Laps – 6:15pm. Racing – 7:00pm. Grandstand opens at 5pm. For more information, go to www.abcraceway.com.
  • CBAC’s Art on the Bay: “Midsummer Night Fundraiser” at Wild Rice Retreat, 84860 Old San Rd in Bayfield, from 5:50-10pm. Come, please and be delighted. Enjoy an evening of enchantment, delectable delights, music, silent auction and selections from A Midsummer Night’s Dreams, performed by the Chequamegon- dwelling Groundings. Thank you for supporting the arts! Tickets are now available at Salmagundi, Karlyn’s Gallery, Stone’s Throw or from a CBAC Board Member. $30 in advance and $40 at the door (while they last). For more information contact Joanne Meierhofer at 715-685-2350.  More info here: www.cbayarts.org/art-on-the-bay—auction.html . We are still gratefully accepting Silent Auction donations! Please drop your donation and form at the Washburn Cultural Center before July 17.
  • Legendary Waters Resort and Casino Summer Series presents Patio Entertainment, live music by “Whisky & Topaz” from 7-10pm. Live music and cash bar. Limited seating. Bring lawn chair or blanket. For more information call 800-226-8478.
  • Big Top Chautauqua presents “Big Top Does the Beatles,” at the tent, 32525 Ski Hill Rd., Bayfield, at 7:30pm. For more information, call 715-373-5552, or visit www.bigtop.org.

July 22:

  • The North Coast Cycling Association (NCCA) safari rides. Launch time is 1pm. The launch place changes each week and will be listed on their Facebook page and personal invitations for the rides are sent to anyone that submit their email addresses to John Murphy <murph007swat@gmail.com>
  • Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Community Bay Days Raffle! Drawing is held at Bayview Park at 2pm. Proceeds will help fund new security enhancements for Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Community. Cost for tickets is $5 each, 5 for $20, 20 for $60, or 40 for $100. Available for purchase in our school or parish office located at 106 North 2nd Ave E. 1st prize: $2,000. 2nd prize: $1,000. 3rd prize: $500. 4-10th prize: $100 each. Security enhancements include new reinforced doors and breach resistant windows, surveillance cameras at every entry, and newly secured and monitored checkpoint upon entry. This will be a combined effort between the school and church to keep our children safe.
  • Rookery Pub, 20100 County Highway M, Cable, will be hosting “Pushing Chain,” guitar, fiddle, strong harmonies & a gonzo attitude, from 2-5pm. For more information, call 715-794-2062 or visit www.rookerypub.com.
  • Chequamegon Bay Concert Band is having their Bay Days concert from 1-2pm at Bayview Park. For more information call 715-682-2500.

July 23:

  • Guided Mural Trolley Tours!  Mondays at 1:30pm from June 22-September 8. Sponsored by Ashland Chamber of Commerce and BART. For more information, call 715-682-2500.
  • Casual Group Bike Rides on Monday nights at 6pm. Meet at Bay City Cycles, 412 West Main Street. Bike is needed or rentals are available (please arrive early if you need to rent a bike).  Helmets requires. Sponsored by Bay city Cycles & North Coast Cycling Association. 715-682-2091.

July 23-25:

  • Big Top Chautauqua presents “Bluegrass Day Camp,”. For more information, call 715-373-5552, or visit www.bigtop.org.

July 23-27:

July 24:

  • Chequamegon Food Co-op presents, “Food on a Stick: Killer Kebabs!” from 5:30-7:30pm. Instructor: Lars Dukowitz, Cooking with Lars. Cost: $20/ $15 owner. Kebabs make summer grilling easy-peasy. They are infinitely customizable, can be prepared ahead of time, and cook up quickly. In this class you’ll learn several ways to prepare meat and veggies before grilling ’em up to perfection on skewers. Registration deadline is July 22. For more information call 715-682-8251.
  • Our Lady of the Lake BINGO at 7pm in the Our Lady of the Lake Social Hall. Progressive Black Out. Everyone is invited.
  • Bayfield Concerts by the Lake presents Hoff Stevens (Singer/Song writer Trio), Memorial Park, 15 Front Street, Bayfield, at 7pm, weather permitting. If it rains, it will relocate to the Madeline Island Ferry Terminal on Washington Avenue, Bayfield. These concerts are free and open to the public. Bring your own lawn chair or blankets. For more information, call 715-779-3335, or visit www.bayfield.org.

July 25:

July 26:

  • Apostle Island Area and Chequamegon Bay Area Community Fund’s Annual Celebration from 5-7pm at Wild Rice Retreat. Located at 84860 Old San Road in Bayfield. Join us in celebrating generosity, inclusiveness, and civic engagement. Noshing begins at 5pm, formal awards celebration from 5:45-7pm. Please RSVP by July 19 by calling 715-779-7021 or visit www.dsacommunityfoundation.com/aicbcelebration.
  • Business On Stage with presentation on “ABC’s of EDC’s..What We Do” featuring Betsey Harries, Executive Director of the Ashland Area Development Corporation and Scottie Sandstrom, Executive Director of Bayfield County Economic Development Corporation at 6pm at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, 29270 County Hwy G, Ashland. For more information, visit www.businessonstage.org.
  • Cornucopia Summer Concert Series presents live music by, “Owen Polifka” from 6-9pm. Outside the Cornucopia Sweet Shop. Bring Grandma and the kids and enjoy a summer evening on the grass listening to sweet tunes by local artists. Picnics are welcome! Free family fun!
  • Iron River Lions Club Talent Fest is at 7pm at the Iron River Community Center. For more information, call 715-372-8558 or 715-372-8447, or visit www.irlions.com.
  • Big Top Chautauqua presents “Belfast to Bluegrass,” at the tent, 32525 Ski Hill Rd., Bayfield, at 7:30pm. For more information, call 715-373-5552, or visit www.bigtop.org.
  • Chequamegon Bay Concert Band is having a concert from 8-9pm at the Bandshell, in Memorial Park. In case of rain, concert will be moved to the Northland College, Alvord Theatre. For more information call 715-682-2500.

July 27:

  • Family Friendly Concert with Blake & Jenna Bolerjack from 7-8:30pm at Salem Church, 400 Salem Dr., Ashland. As husband and wife, Blake & Jenna communicate their faith through music with gentleness and a testimony of love and commitment with their marriage; a chemistry easily seen as they sing and serve together. Singing music that connects all generations, Blake’s soaring vocals and Jenna’s sweet harmonies are sure to inspire and encourage. Listen to music clips of them online at: www.blakeandjenna.com and on iTunes, YouTube, Pandora, Amazon, and their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/blakeandjenna. For more information call 715-682-3934.
  • Big Top Chautauqua presents “Rulfus Wainwright,” at the tent, 32525 Ski Hill Rd., Bayfield, at 7:30pm. For more information, call 715-373-5552, or visit www.bigtop.org.

July 27-28:

  • Guided Mural Trolley Tours! Fridays & Saturdays at 10am & 1:30pm and Mondays at 1:30pm from June 22-September 8. Sponsored by Ashland Chamber of Commerce and BART. For more information, call 715-682-2500.
  • Northland College Summer Programs presents, “The Art of Forest Bathing”. For more information visit https://www.northland.edu/academics/community-learning/adult-programs/.
  • Pine Creek 4-H Club Multi-Family Indoor Garage and Bake Sale Fundraiser at the Moquah Town Hall. Located 6 miles past the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center on County Hwy G. Friday, July 27: noon-6pm. Saturday, July 28: 7-11am. For more information email atutor@northland.edu.
  • Washburn Board Across the Bay! Stand-up paddleboard race across Chequamegon Bay at 8am on Saturday. Become a part of the fun as you paddle on Lake Superior.  For more information and schedule, call 715-373-5017 or visit boardacrossthebay.com.

July 27-29:

  • 59th Annual Pioneer Days at the Butternut Community Park, off of Michigan Street in Butternut. For more information, call 715-769-3113, email butternutwi@centurytel.net or visit www.butternutwi.com/pioneerdays.
  • Washburn Brownstone Block Party, 126 W. Bayfield St. A big ol’ block party on the top of the hill. The annual Washburn Fire & EMS Dance brings out a variety of folks for food, drinks, dance, and lots of fun for the whole family. For more information, call 715-373-5017.

July 28:

  • Ashland Farmers Market 8am-12noon, 5th Ave West and Main Street, by the Burger Barn.
  • Butternut’s Fanatical Fish. For more information, call 715-769-3113 or email butternutwi@centurytel.net.
  • Penokee Mountain Bike Road Race and Tour, hosted by the Mellen Area Chamber of Commerce. Registration: 7:30-9:30am. Race start: 9:30 a.m. Pre-race fee: $30.00 Race day: $35.00. Forty-seven miles of scenic highway traversing rolling hills and flat terrain. Awards given: 1st place overall for men and women; 1st-3rd given for age groups in 5-year increments. Treats for all riders at the end of the race. 715-274-2330. www.mellenwi.com.
  • Washburn Heritage Association’s Annual Home Tour from 10am-2pm. The tour will take place along Pumphouse Rd and will include five historic waterfront homes, including the Pump House. Tickets are available in advance at Karlyn’s in Washburn, Stone’s Throw in Bayfield, and Salmagundi in Ashland. They are available the day of the tour at the intersection of Pumphouse Rd and First Ave East. For more information, call Patra Holter at 715-373-2404 or Carla Bremner at 715-373-5212.
  • White Winter Winery Blues and Berries from 10am-5pm. Live music by the “Buddy Scott” Blues Band from noon-4pm. Enjoy White Winter Winery blueberry spirits, mead and spritz blueberry brats, blueberry ice cream sandwiches by Harbor House Sweets, and more blueberry delicacies. For more information visit www.whitewinter.com, or call 715-372-5656.
  • 9th Annual Jack O’Brien Memorial Charity Golf Tournament starting at 11am at the Chequamegon Bay Golf Course, 3000 Golf Course Rd. Proceeds will benefit Faith in Action and The BRICK. All skill levels welcome! For more information please contact 715-682-8004 or email mlindberg@pga.com.
  • Chequamegon Archery Club 30 Target 3-D Shoot, 3501 McDonald Rd., Ashland, from 9am-3pm. $10 for adults, 18 and under are $5. For more information contact Jim Habas at 715-682-2090.
  • 9th Annual North Coast Car Show, at North Coast Coffee Shop, 509 W. Bayfield St., Washburn. Registration from 10am-2pm. Trophy presentation at 2pm. Live music from the “White Caps” from 10am-2pm, a drawing for a chance to win a trip of your choice from JET Travel. For more information and registration, call 715-682-2489, 715-373-2030, or 715-373-5725.
  • Brunsweiler River and Mineral Lake State Natural and Research Area Hike from 1-4pm. Meet the leader, Ellie Williams, at the Parking Area on Mineral Lake Road (FR 187) where the NCT crosses the road, for this 4 mile in and out hike. This large tract of woodlands is a prime example of a northern mesic forest. Observation and discussion will focus on the plant life that dominates this specific forest community. From geology and soils, to trees, shrubs and ground layer, this habitat type will be explored. Bring your plant ID books! For more information contact Kevin Schram, President, at 715-765-4789 or email che@northcountrytrail.org.
  • Copper Falls presents “Twelfth Night” free workshop and show! Learn at 5:30pm about Shakespeare. For ages 8 and up. Showtime at 7pm, 6 actors, 75 minutes, 1 funny play. A summit players Theatre production.  www.summitplayerstheatre.com.
  • ABC Raceway Races: HOF Night- Zar’s Bar & Banquet Hall w/ Vintage Cars. Raceway located at 2187 Butterworth Road. Fun and games. Fundraising for the local cancer society ALL NIGHT LONG!!  Hot Laps- 6:15pm. Racing- 7:00pm. Grandstand opens at 5pm. For more information, go to www.abcraceway.com  or call 715-682-4237.
  • Legendary Waters Resort and Casino Summer Series presents Patio Entertainment, live music by “Night Flyer” from 7-10pm. Live music and cash bar. Limited seating. Bring lawn chair or blanket. For more information call 800-226-8478.
  • Big Top Chautauqua presents “All Aboard: Songs of the Railroad,” at the tent, 32525 Ski Hill Rd., Bayfield, at 7:30pm. For more information, call 715-373-5552, or visit www.bigtop.org.
  • Bad River Lodge and Casino presents, “Fun in the Sun Drawings”. Cash drawings from 8-10pm and Sea-Doo Giveaway is at 11pm. Total of $11,000 for July drawings! For more information, call 715-682-7121 or visit www.badriver.com.

July 28-29:

  • Iron River Lions Club Blueberry Festival at Moon Lake Park, County Hwy. H, Iron River, from 10am-5pm.  Rides, crafts, food, games, live music, special blueberry wine tastings, blueberry treats & more! For more information, call 715-372-8558, or visit www.irlions.com.
  • Madeline Island Museum presents, “Ojibwe Artist Residency with April Stone” from 10am-5pm. For more information, email madelineisland@wisconsinhistory.org.

July 29:

  • 2018 Brownstone Bike Festival. Sponsored by NCCA. Registration 10-10:45am.  Races and Rodeo start at 11am at Mt Valhalla Recreation Area, 25435 Cty C, Washburn. Family fun challenge courses/bike rodeo for young and old riders to practice their skills.  All bikers welcome!  Free admission with donations welcomed.  Proceeds go toward the Washburn School District Bike Program. For more information, call 715-209-8169.
  • Jr./Adult Golf Outing, Chequamegon Bay Golf Club, 3000 Golf Course Rd. 12pm shotgun start.  For further information and to register, contact the Chequamegon Bay Golf Shop at 715-682-8004.
  • Rookery Pub, 20100 County Highway M, Cable, will be hosting “Skipping Stones,” classic rock/blues/country/contemporary, from 2-5pm. For more information, call 715-794-2062 or visit www.rookerypub.com.
  • Big Top Chautauqua presents “Ronnie Milsap,” at the tent, 32525 Ski Hill Rd., Bayfield, at 7:30pm. For more information, call 715-373-5552, or visit www.bigtop.org.

Month Long Activities July 

  • Vaughn Library Activities.  Click the link to see all that wonderful things happening at the Library in July!  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. “Timeless Lake Superior” Quilt Exhibit displayed until October 15.  715-685-9983.
  • Washburn Cultural Center, the month of June, showcasing Superior Artist Group.  715-373-5591
  • Bad River Lodge and Casino presents, “Explosion of Cash” every Fridays from 8-11pm. For more information call 715-682-7121 or visit www.badriver.com.
  • Want to go on a paddle tour? Play on the bay with Solstice Outdoor’s weekly paddle tours now through August. Register for the Gateway to Chequamegon Bay kayak tour or the Sea Stack paddleboard tour Tours depart on Friday and Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm. Cost is $60 per person and includes lunch, guide and all the equipment. Call the shop 715-682-3590 to schedule or book online

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