Calendar » APRIL 2020

  • 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.
  • TBD Bad River Lodge and Casino presents, “3X The Points” every Sunday in March & April from 8am-2am. For more information, call 715-682-7121 or visit www.badriver.com.
  • TBD Bad River Lodge and Casino presents, “5X The Points” every Tuesday in March & April from 8am-2am. For more information, call 715-682-7121 or visit www.badriver.com.
  • TBD 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.
  • BINGO every Tuesday night, 7pm at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 106 n 2nd Ave East. Bingo is played in the basement and is open to the public. Excluding Holidays or during the Holy Week. For more information, call 715-682-7620.
  • TBD Aspire Martial Arts Beginner Series- Spring Session, April 16- May 8. Tuesdays at 4:45pm-5:30pm and Wednesdays from 5-6pm. $45. This comprehensive beginner’s package includes: Uniform, Belt, First month of classes and First belt promotion. For more information, call 715-779-5408 or visit www.recreationandfitnessresources.org.
  • TBD Bayfield Recreation Center Home School Swim, every Wednesday September 5- May 22, from 1-2:30pm. Walk In: Rec Center Members FREE. Non-members: $5/ child or $15/family. Enjoy open swimming with other Home School students and families. For more information, call 715-779-5408 or visit recreationandfitnessresources.org/bayfield-rec-center.
  • TBD Legendary Waters Resort and Casino presents, “Pontoon Boat Giveaways”. April 1st-June 21st. Every Friday from 5-8pm. 10 free entries. For more information, call 800-226-8478 or visit www.legendarywaters.com.
  • TBD Bretting Community Center Indoor Playground. Monday and Thursday: 10am-1pm. Wednesday and Friday: 3:30-6:30pm. Saturday: 9am-12pm. Bretting Community Center Daily fee: $1 per child/day. BCC yearly family membership also available for $60. For more information, call 715-682-7059.
  • TBD Washburn Cultural Center, 1 E. Bayfield St., Washburn, will be showcasing Washburn School District’s Pre-K thru 12th grade art exhibit for the month of April. For more information, call 715-373-5591.
  • 04/02-05/2020
    Chequamegon Theatre Association presents “Godspell” performance, 210 5th Ave E, Ashland. Evening shows at 7:30pm. Sunday Matinees at 2pm. Tickets are available at Moores On Main.  For more information, call 715-682-8012 or visit www.ctatheatre.org.
  • 04/03/2020
    Chequamegon Area Choir presents their 47th annual spring concert, “Only Imagine”, Good Shepard Lutheran Church, 311 13th Street W, Ashland at 7:30pm. Tickets are $7. Students & Seniors: $5. Children 10 and under are free. For more information, visit www.cacvoices.com.
  • 04/04/2020
    Chequamegon Symphony Orchestra, “A Tribute to Women Composers” at 7:30pm. At the Alvord Theatre at Northland College. For more information, call Linda at 715-682-0446.
  • 04/05/2019
    Glidden Turkey Shoot at the VFW Post 7300- VFW Hall. For more information, call 715-663-0174.
  • 04/05/2020
    The Annual BMO Harris Bank Artist Reception, 100 E. Main St., 1-2 p.m. in the Community Room. For more information call 715-682-3422.
  • 04/05/2020
    Chequamegon Area Choir presents their 47th annual spring concert, “Only Imagine”, at St. Louis Church, 217 W 7th St, Washburnat 4pm. Tickets are $7. Students & Seniors: $5. Children 10 and under are free. For more information, visit www.cacvoices.com.
  • 04/16/2020
    3rd Thursday! Girl’s Night Out!! You know, Thirsty Thursday, Thankful Thursday, Throwback Thursday, and now 3rd THURSDAY!!!!!! Downtown Retail Business will be open until 8pm on the 3rd THURSDAY of every month, with specials. Bargains!!   Fun!! An evening of shopping! For more information call 715-682-2500 or visit www.visitashland.com.
  • 04/19/2020
    Ashland Chamber Music Society presents “Brittle, Bright” and more. At 7:30pm at the Presbyterian-Congregational Church. For more information, visit https://ashlandchambermusic.org/britle-bright-and-more/.
  • 04/19-20/2020
    Chequamegon Theatre Association presents “Night Watch” audition, 210 5th Ave E, Ashland. For more information, call 715-682-8012 or visit www.ctatheatre.org.
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    Ashland Middle School Drama presents, “Once Upon a Mattress” at the Ashland High School auditorium. Show times at 6:30pm. Adults $5 and students and Senior Citizens $3. For more information, call 715-682-7087.
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    43rd Annual BMO Harris Bank Art Exhibition, 100 E. Main St., in the Community Room downstairs. During lobby hours, 9am-5pm. For more information, call 715-682-3422.
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    Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents, “Zoo Mobile” from 11-11:45am. Toddler program sponsored by the Friends of the Center through the generosity of Lanny and Judy Neider. Use your senses to explore the world, just like animals do. Through sight, sound, smell and touch, you’ll get a close look at animals to see how your senses compare. For more information, visit www.nglvc.org.
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    Bay Days Karaoke Contest. Second qualifying round at Frankie’s Pizza in Ashland.  Contest from 7-11pm. 1st place $30, 2nd place $20, and 3rd place $15 certificate from Frankie’s Pizza. Top 3 scoring contestants from each contest will be in the Bay Days Karaoke Finals, July 20 at Bayview Park, with prizes totaling over $2,000. Grand Finale Prizes at Bay Days will be 1st place $1,000, 2nd place $700, 3rd place $300 and 4th place of $100. Good Luck Singers! Even if you don’t sing, come on down! The audience gets to be part of the show by judging for their favorite singer! Other qualifying rounds will be at Ragoni’s in Ironwood on April 20, at Carignan’s (Bowling Alley) in Iron River, on May 3, at the Deep Water Grille in Ashland on May 18. Brought to you by the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, JD Bass Entertainment, and Heartland Communications.  All dates and locations are subject to change. Check www.ashlandbaydays.com for dates and location updates.
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    Bay Area Film Society is showing the film, “Free Solo” at the Bay Theatre at 5pm & 7:30pm. For more information, visit www.bayareafilmsociety.org/upcoming-events/.
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    2nd Annual Sportsman’s For God Dinner at Salem Church in Ashland, at 6pm. Doors open at 5:30pm. Tickets are $15. Join us for a great night of food, fellowship, giveaways and the Gospel! Don’t miss this amazing event! For questions or ticket purchases please contact Travis or Salem Offices at 715-209-6910, s4g.tlarson@gmail.com, infor@salem-church.org or visit www.sportsmenforgod.org.
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    Final First Friday Dance, at Northland College in the Alvord Theatre, 1411 Ellis Ave., from 7-10pm. Kids dances start at 7pm and adults at 8pm. For more information, call 715-682-1699 or visit www.northland.edu.
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    Legendary Waters Resort and Casino presents live music by, “Sean & Ian” in the lounge from 7-10pm. For more information, call 800-226-8478 or visit www.legendarywaters.com.
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    Northland College, 1411 Ellis Ave, presents 52nd Annual Folk Festival. Starting at 5pm. The longest running folk festival in Wisconsin. This year, Saturday afternoon will be held in the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute and the evening shows Friday and Saturday will be at the Bay City Bohemian Hall. For more information, call 715-682-1289.
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    Farm and Garden Show and 4-H Dairy Breakfast at the Bay Area Civic Center, 320 Depot Dr, Ashland, from 8am-1pm. For more information call 715-682-4408.
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    Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents, “Spring Bazaar” from 10am-2pm.  50 Area craftspeople will be selling handcrafted items. Specials in the Spirit of the North Gift Shop. Lunch available. For more information, call 715-685-9983 or visit www.nglvc.org.
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    The Wild Rivers Chapter of Trout Unlimited presents its annual Fishing Expo & Auction from 1-7pm. Held at the Ponzio Center on the Northland College Campus. The expo features fly-tying instruction, bucket raffles, silent auction, and great food, including chili, soup and cookies. Representatives from area natural resource and conservation agencies will be on hand to discuss their work. There will be two presentations during the afternoon. This fun and informative event is free and open to the public. The famous live auction will be held starting at 5pm and will include new and used fishing and outdoor equipment, many guided trips and wonderful desserts. Auction donations welcome day of event. All proceeds benefit the Wild Rivers Chapter’s work protecting our community’s cold water resources.
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    6th Annual Beef Up the Enrichment Center Dance at the Neighborly Bar from 2-7pm. Food, Fun, Music, Meat/Seafood Raffle and a Mega Chinese Raffle. We will also be having a Spring Fling Raffle with top prize $1,000. Proceeds from the event will go toward new lawn furniture, benches, gutters, and landscaping. For more information call Danielle at 715-682-2776.
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    Legendary Waters Resort and Casino presents, “Cribbage Doubles Tournament”. Registration starts at 3pm. Play begins at 5pm. For more information, call 800-226-8478 or visit www.legendarywaters.com.
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    Cable’s 8th Annual Empty Bowl from 4:30-7pm at the Cable Community Center, 13660 Co Hwy M in Cable. Musical entertainment and 50/50 raffle. Tickets: $10. Children 12 and under are free. Varieties of soups, bread, desserts, and beverages donated from the area’s best restaurants. For more information, call 715-795-2760.
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    Washburn Ducks Unlimited Banquet at the AmericInn Hotel and Conference Center, 3009 Lakeshore Dr E, Ashland. Doors open at 5pm. For more information and for reservations, call 715-682-9950, or email jfnshooter@centurytel.net.
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    White Winter Winery’s Annual Cellar Jazz Concert.  A benefit for the Essentia Health Breast Cancer Primary Prevention and Early Intervention Program enjoy an evening of jazz music performed by Randy Lee Ensemble, at the White Winter Winery, 68323A Lea Street, Iron River, 6-9pm. Enter a Speakeasy themed concert hall including gaming and prizes, White Winter Wines, cider and spirits and light refreshments. Purchase tickets online at www.whitewinter.com or by calling 715-372-5656.
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    Annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast at the Sanborn United Methodist Church, 72745 Ct Hwy W in Sanborn, from 8am-1pm. Adults- $8, children 5-12 yrs.- $4, and children under 5 yrs. -FREE. For more information, call 715-274-7323 or email shaneontheboat@hotmail.com.
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    Our Lady of the Lake is having a Preschool Open House from 9am-12noon. For more information, call 715-682-7620.
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    The Home and School Association is hosting a Children’s Carnival at Our Lady of the Lake Social Hall. From 11am-1pm. It will have children’s games, raffles, prizes, concessions, and a cake walk. For more information, call 715-682-7620.
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    Chequamegon Food Co-op presents, “Kids in the Kitchen: Natural Egg Dyeing” from 1-3pm. Instructor: Jennifer Lavasseur, Buzz & Suds. FREE! But reserve your spot! Registration deadline: Friday, April 5. Skip the fake dyes and learn how to use natural ingredients such as onions, turmeric, blueberries, purple cabbage, beets, and more. Plus, we’ll put designs on the eggs using natural elements including leaves, ferns, and flower petals. Kids can also enjoy juice and snacks. Recommended for kids ages 4 and up. Parental supervision required. For more information, call 715-682-8251 or visit www.chequamegonfoodcoop.com.
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    Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents, “Chance Concert” from 2-4pm. Chance invites you to come experience the music of Molly O in the intimate setting of the Martin Hanson Theater. We’ll play, we’ll listen, we’ll collaborate, we’ll laugh for sure and enjoy this rare chance to discover a little bit more about the methods and inspirations of one of our favorite songsmiths. “She can come on like a hurricane or like the sweet and gentle falling rain or sometimes, both, just moments apart”. – Ed Willett North York Times. Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door. For more information, visit www.nglvc.org or call 715-685-9983.
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    Spring for Faith In Action Fundraiser All-You-Can-Eat Pizza and Spaghetti and Meatball Buffet & Basket Raffles at The Alley, 808 W. Main St., from 4-7pm. $13 for adults. $9 for children. Drawing at 7pm. Need not be present to win. For more information and fees, call 715-682-4414, ext. 3.
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    Economic Update Workshops hosted by Thrivent Financial. Free workshop from 12-1pm and 5:30-6:30pm. It seems that some financial topic is in the headlines every day. Should those headlines influence your decisions around your financial strategy? Find out how to use this information to make wise decisions about your money. RSVP: Thrivent Financial Superior Shores Team at (715) 685-0605 or mailto:superiorshoresteam@thrivent.com. Please indicate which date and time you will attend.
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    Chequamegon Food Co-op presents, “Homemade Pierogi” from 5-7pm.  Instructor: Chef Lars Dukowitz with Cooking with Lars. Cost: $20/$15 owner
    Registration deadline: Friday, April 5. If you’ve never had the pleasure of eating a fresh pierogi, take this class! These classic dumplings originated in Central Europe. A noodle shell is stuffed with a savory filling, which often includes potato, sauerkraut, ground meat, cheese, or fruits. Learn how to make them and then eat what you create. For more information, call 715-682-8251 or visit www.chequamegonfoodcoop.com.
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    Economic Update Workshops hosted by Thrivent Financial. Free workshop from 12-1pm. It seems that some financial topic is in the headlines every day. Should those headlines influence your decisions around your financial strategy? Find out how to use this information to make wise decisions about your money. RSVP: Thrivent Financial Superior Shores Team at (715) 685-0605 or superiorshoresteam@thrivent.com. Please indicate which date and time you will attend.
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    Caribbean Night at the Sandbar! From 4-8pm. Caribbean themed menu, island beats and rum drinks. Call for reservation at 715-685-2583.
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    Just For Women Expo 2019 at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center from 5:30-8pm. Join us for an evening of information and inspiration@ 4:30- Hands Only CPR Training (RSVP to pre-register). 5:30pm- Mix and mingle with MMC Staff, enjoy complimentary hor d’oeuvres and get your health questions answered! Allergies, advanced directives, cancer prevention and treatment, childbirth, diabetes, heart health mammograms, nutrition, physical occupational and speech therapy, joint pain, stress management, stroke prevention, and surgery. 6:30pm- Keynote Speaker, Alexandera Houchin. Seating is limited for this FREE event. RSVP at www.justrsvp.me/just-for-women-2019 or call 715-685-5183.
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    Aqua Zumba Pool Party at the Bayfield Recreation Center from 6-7pm. With Lynda Warren. Walk In: $10/class. Program Punch Card: $79/10 Program Walk-Ins. The Zumba version of a pool party, Aqua Zumba is a safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, a ton of fun. For more information, call 715-779-5408 or visit https://www.recreationandfitnessresources.org/bayfield-rec-center.html.
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    All Cancer Survivors and Caregivers are invited to the annual reception open house from 4:30-6:30p.m. April 10th at the AmericInn in Ashland. This is not a fundraiser, but a free social event with food and beverages provided by area caterers and restaurants. A cancer survivor is anyone who has ever heard the words “You have cancer,” whether it was 20 years ago or last week, whether they are cancer free or undergoing treatments. A caregiver is anyone who has ever assisted someone with cancer. Everyone is welcome. Please call Ann Bochler at 715-746-2127 with any questions.
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    WITC- Ashland Campus presents “Sip for Scholarships” from 5–7 p.m. at the WITC-Ashland Conference Center. Sip on delectable wines, craft beer, non-alcoholic beverages and coffee. Enjoy savory appetizers, a silent auction, raffles and games. All proceeds go toward scholarships for WITC-Ashland students! Tickets are $25 in advance, or buy three get one free! For tickets call Robyn Lulich at 715-682-4591, ext. 3113.
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    Relay Carnival for a Cure from 5-10pm at the Bay Area Civic Center, please join this community celebration to raise money for the fight against cancer.  Admission is free and open to the public. Besides great food and prize drawings, this year’s event features an Easter theme with an Easter bonnet decorating contest, bunny hop races, egg relays, and pictures with the Easter bunny.  Hundreds of dollars in restaurant gift certificates and other great prizes will be awarded. Fun for all ages — toddlers to teens to seniors. Everyone is welcome!
    For more information, call 715-746-2127.
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    Chequamegon Food Co-op presents, “Gourmet Grilled Cheese” from 5-6:30pm.  Instructor: Chef Jonathan Berthel from Penokee Mountain Foods. Cost: $20/$15 owner. Registration deadline: Wednesday, April 10. It’s National Grilled Cheese Day! Go beyond a slab of cheese on some grilled bread. We’ll be exploring ways to elevate your grilled cheese from good to gourmet. For more information, call 715-682-8251 or visit www.chequamegonfoodcoop.com.
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    Legendary Waters Resort and Casino presents live music by, “Silver Eagle” in the Lounge from 7-10pm. For more information, call 800-226-8478 or visit www.legendarywaters.com.
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    Legendary Waters Resort and Casino’s Spring Arts & Crafts Sale. Friday April 12th begins at 2pm. Saturday & Sunday April 13 & 14 starts at 10am. Crafts, gifts, and home-baked goods. For more information, call 800-226-8478 or visit www.legendarywaters.com.
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    Solstice Outdoors Meet Up Waterfall Hike,    , Meet at Solstice Outdoors at 8:30am then caravan to Gurney. We expect to be back at the shop by noon. See Potato River Falls, take a 3 mile (round-trip) hike on the North Country Trail to a scenic outlook, End meet up at Wren Falls. There is about a 25 min drive to first waterfalls. Wear shoes for wet, muddy conditions. Must be able to walk along a rustic trail with rugged terrain. There will be some great photo opportunities. Bring binoculars if you are interested in bird watching.  Anyone who wants to keep hiking, exploring more waterfalls, we can point you in the right direction for more fun spots nearby!
    For more information contact 715-682-3590.
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    Bad River Lodge and Casino presents live music by, “Final Mix Show Band”. Serving up the latest in R &B, Jazz Fusion, Blues, Hip Hop, Rock & Roll and original material. Doors open at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm. Free admission. For more information, call 715-682-7121 or visit www.badriver.com.
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    Ashland High School Jr. Prom in the AHS Gymnasium, 1900 Beaser Ave, from 8-11:55pm. Grand March is open to the public at 8:30pm. For more information, call 715-682-7089.
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    All-You-Can-Eat Pancake/French Toast Breakfast at the Enrichment Center, 400 Chapple Ave., 9am-1pm. Advance tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. At the door, tickets will be $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. Eat in or take out. Breakfast includes all you can eat pancakes or french toast, sausage, juice and coffee. Proceeds pay the Bargain Hut mortgage. For more information, call 715-682-2776.
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    Chequamegon Food Co-op presents, “Green Your Home” from 1-2:30pm.  Instructor: Jennifer Lavasseur, Buzz & Suds. Cost: $20/$15 owner
    Registration deadline: Friday, April 12. Green up your home with natural cleaning products. You will learn how to make your own natural cleaning products that are healthier for your family and the environment. Making your own will help you save money and create less waste. Everyone will go home with new recipes and some samples of the cleaning products made in class. For more information, call 715-682-8251 or visit www.chequamegonfoodcoop.com.
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    Ballroom Dancing at the Bayfield Pavilion from 6:15-8pm. Bayfield Rec Center Members: $23. Non-members: $27. This class will consist of the basic step and few variations of different ball room dances including Foxtrot, Rumba, Waltz, Tango, Cha Cha and East Coast Swing. For more information, visit www.recreationandfitnessresources.org or call 715-779-5408.
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    Wellness Talks with Jen Torborg of Orthopedic & Spine Therapy at the Bayfield Rec Center from 9-10am. Getting back into shape for gardening & other warm weather activities. For more information, call 715-685-9656 or email jtorborg@ostpt.com.
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    Keep It Out Of The Lake- A Forum about Ashland’s Sewage Overflows at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center from 6:30-8:30pm. Representatives from the City of Ashland, Local Organizations and the Wisconsin DNR will explain the What, Why and How’s of the Issue, plus What You Can Do! For more information, call 715-685-9983.
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    Ashland Science on Tap, hosts Michael R. Olson PhD, “The National Atmospheric Deposition Program (NADP): The Past, Present, and Future of Monitoring Pollutants in Precipitation” at 6:30pm at the Deep Water Grille, 808 W. Main St. For more information, call 715-682-4200 or visit www.ashlandscience.org.
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    Ireland and Scotland Event Night from 6:30-8:30pm. Hosted by Julie Lippo and Independent Contractor at Escape by Travel. Escape by Travel has partnered up with Brendan Tours for a free travel night. You will be in the company of many others that have either already traveled or will be planning their travels to the U.K. We can offer you many different types of travel options. You can be adventurous from self-drive, locally hosted rail, private chauffeur or most commonly the guided vacations. You will learn a bit about the difference in the ways to travel there and some of the top destination stops during your trip. Held at the Cobblestone Inn and Suites 818 Main St W, Ashland. RSVP to Julie Lippo at 715-278-3037.
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    WITC-Ashland’s Spring Open House, 2100 Beaser Ave, is from 4-6pm. See what it’s like to be on campus, explore programs and learn about our easy admissions process. Meet students, staff and instructors, get your questions answered and apply for FREE at the event! Food, refreshments, prizes and more! For more information, call 715-682-4591.
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    Legendary Waters Resort and Casino presents, “Legendary Karaoke”. From 8pm-12midnight. For more information, call 800-226-8478 or visit www.legendarywaters.com.
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    Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents, “Local Government Records Management Workshop” from 9am-3:30pm. The Wisconsin Historical Society is offering a one-day records management workshop. This free workshop will be hosted by WHS government records staff Andrew Baraniak, Hannah Wang, and Abbie Norderhaug, and is intended to give local government officials the opportunity to learn about legal responsibilities and basic records management of public records. The workshop will be split into two sessions. The first session will cover topics that will help you become familiar with public records rules and laws, give an overview of basic records management, provide best practices in handling obsolete records, and will discuss the recently approved Wisconsin Municipal Records Schedule. The second part will focus specifically on electronic records management and will provide helpful information regarding identifying common types of electronic records and how best to manage these records, along with educating you on tools that can help you manage and maintain them for their required retention period. Lunch will be provided to all attendees and mileage reimbursement is available in limited quantities. Interested parties can direct any questions or inquire about the mileage reimbursement by sending an email to govarc@wisconsinhistory.org.
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    2019 Annual Ashland/Bayfield County Caregiver and Dementia Conference. Feel Better–Care Better PSA. Are you caring for an ill parent, spouse or other older family member or friend? Do you sometimes find yourself overwhelmed by responsibility? Are you unsure how to manage caregiving responsibilities and still tend to your own needs?  The upcoming Caregiver Conference, Feel Better – Care Better, will help you on your caregiving journey. The Conference is at WITC-Ashland. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. For more information or a detailed brochure, contact WITC online at courses.witc.edu or by phone at 800-243-9482, ext. 3170.
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    Chequamegon Bay Golf Club Annual Golf Show at the Niblick Bar & Grill, 3000 Golf Course Rd, Ashland, 5:30-7:30pm. Free admission. All golfers welcome! Sign up for league, tournaments and socialize with other like-minded golfers throughout the area. For more information, call 715-682-8004.
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    Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents, “The Challenges of Gardening with Wildlife” at 6:30pm. Free and open to the public. Spring has come and your perennial plants are begging to appear. The trees and shrubs are in bud too and we can hardly wait for things to grow and bloom. Unfortunately, here come so many unwelcome wildlife guests and predators to gardens as well. Choosing ornamental and native plants and knowing our adversaries in the garden is a good way to combat their appetites. Cindy Dalzell is a landscape architect on Madeline Island with over 40 years of garden design and installation experience. Come learn some gardening tips to keep wildlife and predators of all shapes and sizes at bay and have beautiful gardens! For more information, call 715-685-9983 or visit www.nglvc.org.
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    Bay Area Film Society is showing the film, “Capernaum” at the Bay Theatre at 5pm & 7:30pm. For more information, visit www.bayareafilmsociety.org/upcoming-events/.
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    Earth Day Electronic Waste Collection Special from 8am-1pm, 405 Industrial Park Rd in Ashland. FREE drop off of Computers (excluding Monitors).  Fees apply on All Appliances (including Freon appliances).   TV’s up to 30″ are $12.50 (1/2 off reg price), TV’s over 30″ are $20.00 (1/2 off reg price). Floor Model & Projection TV’s are $25.00 (1/2 off reg price); Computer Monitors are $5.00 (1/2 off reg price), Misc electronics are $2.00 (1/2 off reg price). Join us for free 6th Street Market brats from 10am-1pm. Earth Day Electronic Waste Collection Special. For more information call 715-477-0077 or visit www.eaglewasteandrecycling.com.
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    Northland College Adult Programs presents, “Wilderness First Responder” from 8am-6pm. For more information visit https://www.northland.edu/academics/community-learning/adult-programs/.
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    Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents, “WI DNR Certification Class for Volunteer Safety Instructors” from 9am-12pm. The 3 hour all program instructor workshop is designed to recertify veteran instructors in all safety programs – ATV, Boat, Snow, and Hunter Safety. New or apprentice instructors are welcome and encouraged to join us and can list the workshop as one of the two required courses on their training records. During the workshop, we will cover policies and procedures, program updates, instructor concerns, and instructor feedback. For more information, call 715-685-9983 or visit www.nglvc.org.
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    Glidden Easter Egg Hunt at the Historic Marion Park in Glidden at 10am. 715-264-5444.
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    United Dreams is having a 420 party from 10am-3pm. Located 411 Main St W in Ashland. Stop in for some great deals, food & beverages! For more information, call 715-682-2529.
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    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.
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    Legendary Waters Resort and Casino presents, “Cribbage Doubles Tournament”. Registration at 3pm. Play starts at 5pm. For more information, call 800-226-8478 or visit www.legendarywaters.com.
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    Bay Days Karaoke Contest. Third qualifying round at Ragoni’s in Ironwood.  Contest from 7-11pm. 1st place $30, 2nd place $20, and 3rd place $15 certificate from Ragoni’s. Top 3 qualifiers from each contest will be in the Bay Days Karaoke Finals, July 20 at Bayview Park, with prizes totaling over $2,000. Grand Finale Prizes at Bay Days will be 1st place $1,000, 2nd place $700, 3rd place $300 and 4th place of $100. Good Luck Singers! Even if you don’t sing, come on down! The audience gets to be part of the show by judging for their favorite singer! Other qualifying rounds will be at Carignan’s (Bowling Alley) in Iron River, on May 3, at the Deepwater Grille in Ashland on May 18. Brought to you by the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, JD Bass Entertainment, and Heartland Communications. All dates and locations are subject to change. Check www.ashlandbaydays.com for dates and location updates.
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    Happy Easter!
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    Easter Brunch at the Sandbar Restaurant. Located at 2521 Lake Shore Dr W in Ashland. For more information, call 715-685-2583.
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    Legendary Waters Resort and Casino presents, “Easter Brunch” from 10am-3pm. For more information, call 800-226-8478 or visit www.legendarywaters.com.
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    Bad River Lodge and Casino presents, “Easter Buffet” from 11am-5pm. Featuring award-winning wellingtons carved ham, sliced turkey, mashed potatoes & gravy, au gratin potatoes, wild rice casserole, salad bar, and desserts. No reservation required. $15.99 plus tax. Children 12 & under: $7.99 plus tax. Beverage included. Regular menu available. For more information, call 715-682-7121 or visit www.badriver.com.
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    Chequamegon Humane Association Dinner benefit at the Alley from 4-8pm! Com join us at the Alley for a pizza, wing (mild, sweet chili, and barbecue) and garden salad buffet. ALL YOU CAN EAT! This is one of the area’s best buffet’s and it’s all for a great cause! $13 adult and $9 for children. For more information, call 715-682-9744.
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    Chequamegon Theatre Association presents “Sylvia” auditions, 210 5th Ave E, Ashland. For more information, call 715-682-5554 or visit www.ctatheatre.org.
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    Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents, “Earth Day Movie Week” from 2-3pm. A series of movies to celebrate the Earth, showing a new episode of Planet Earth each day of the week, picked by the public. For more information, call 715-685-9983.
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    Sign up for your FREE Energy Assessment. Find out how you can earn incentives from Focus on Energy and Xcel Energy by reducing energy waste.  Xcel Energy is presently scheduling FREE energy assessments for Ashland Businesses for the week of April 22-26.  The assessments will provide recommendations for top energy-saving upgrades, potential incentives from Focus on Energy and additional incentives from Xcel Energy.  A list of trade ally contractors who can assist with project upgrades will also be provided. For more information or to schedule an appointment contact Julie Poepping at 715-682-6925 or by email julie.e.poepping@excelenergy.com.
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    Economic Update Workshops hosted by Thrivent Financial. Free workshop from 12-1pm and 5:30-6:30pm. It seems that some financial topic is in the headlines every day. Should those headlines influence your decisions around your financial strategy? Find out how to use this information to make wise decisions about your money. RSVP: Thrivent Financial Superior Shores Team at (715) 685-0605 or superiorshoresteam@thrivent.com. Please indicate which date and time you will attend.
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    Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents, “Wisconsin Historical Society Archives Earth Day Display” from 1-4:30pm. The journals & scrapbooks of Sigurd Olson and Owen Gromme will be available for viewing in the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives on the second floor. Sigurd Olson, “Defender of the Wilderness”, and Owen Gromme, “Dean of Wildlife Artists”, were both active in preserving the country’s ecological heritage during the 20th Century. Sigurd helped draft the federal Wilderness Act, and was influential in establishing Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, as well as promoting the concept of the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area. Owen Gromme was told in 1922, as he began his curatorial position at the Milwaukee Public Museum, that part of his job was the “conservation of natural resources”, a task he zealously undertook. Gromme was an early proponent of bag limits, and along with Aldo Leopold, drafted legislation to protect herons, hawks, and owls. He was also the force behind saving and restoring the Horicon Marsh and Wildlife Refuge in southern Wisconsin, as well as actively promoting Ducks Unlimited wetland restoration efforts. For more information, call 715-685-9983 or visit www.nglvc.org.
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    Economic Update Workshops hosted by Thrivent Financial. Free workshop from 12-1pm. It seems that some financial topic is in the headlines every day. Should those headlines influence your decisions around your financial strategy? Find out how to use this information to make wise decisions about your money. RSVP: Thrivent Financial Superior Shores Team at 715-685-0605 or superiorshoresteam@thrivent.com. Please indicate which date and time you will attend. 
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    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 5-7pm. 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.
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    YP Week- Care Packages for Troops from 6-8pm at the Chequamegon Veterans Center, 211 W 6th St. Come meet new people and help assemble care packages for troops deployed overseas. Send a little comfort from home to those who serve! For more information, visit www.cheqyes.com.
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    Ballroom Dancing at the Bayfield Pavilion from 6:15-8pm. Bayfield Rec Center Members: $23. Non-members: $27. This class will consist of the basic step and few variations of different ball room dances including Foxtrot, Rumba, Waltz, Tango, Cha Cha and East Coast Swing. For more information, visit www.recreationandfitnessresources.org or call 715-779-5408.
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    Chequamegon Food Co-op’s Annual Meeting from 5-8pm at the Northland College Cafeteria in the Ponzio Center. FREE! But let us know you’re coming.
    MEETING & PARTY – Come vote for new Board members, learn about what has happened this past year and what lies ahead. Free food from the Deli, door prizes, and samples! For more information, call 715682-8251 or visit www.chequamegonfoodcoop.com.
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    Business on Stage- SPARK -Young Entrepreneurs Panel at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, 29270 Co Hwy G, from 6-8:30pm. Complimentary pizza at 6pm, presentation and Q&A at 6:30pm, and networking at 7:30pm. For more information visit www.nglvc.org or call 715-685-9983.
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    The Knights of Columbus will host an all you can eat fresh Lake Superior Whitefish Dinner at Our Lady of the Lake Social Hall from 4-7pm. Cost: $14 for ages 12 and over, $6 for ages 5-11, and 5 and under is free. Proceeds will go to the KC Scholarship Fund.
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    Thursday Trivia at HPL bar, 116 14th Ave E. This week’s theme is Princess Bride trivia. Trivia starts at 7pm. For more information, call 608-345-3966.
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    2nd Annual Brokedown Blues Festival. Shows produced at the Harbor View Event Center by American Heritage Productions. At least 5 bands, 2 dance floors, food, historic bar, food by Delta Diner and special room rates at adjoining Washburn Inn. Tickets and shows available at the door, and in advance at the Washburn Inn by calling 715-373-5671.
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    Ashland School of Dance Spring Recital will be held at the Ashland High School auditorium at 6pm. Tickets are available at the dance studio, 419 Chapple Ave.  For more information and tickets, call 715-292-3567 or visit site.ashlandschoolofdance.info.
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    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.
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    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.
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    The P.E.O’s Annual Books and Brunch at the Presbyterian Congregational Church, 214 Vaughn Ave in Ashland, from 10am-12noon. Hope McCleod is our guest author. Proceeds from this event go to the P.E.O. to provide educational opportunities for women in need through grants, scholarships, and loans. Cost is $20 and includes author presentation, delicious brunch, beverages, Love Basket drawing, local artist items and book sale. For more information call Jody Forsythe at 715-292-9237 or email at forsythe.jody@gmail.com.
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    Ashland B.P.O. will be holding their Annual Spring Fling fundraiser at The Alley, starting at 11am. There will be a noon lunch along with raffles and a 50/50 drawing. For more information, please call Sue at 715-682-6228 or Judy at 715-746-2033.
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    Herbster Smelt Fry held at the Historic Log Gym, 86870 Lenawee Rd. From 3-7pm. Deep fried battered fish, captain ken’s firehouse beans, cole slaw, bread, relishes beverages. Homemade dessert proceeds go to scholarships. Door Prizes and raffles. Grand prize is $500. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. For more information, visit www.herbstercommunityclub.org.
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    Roly Poly Contest & Dinner.  Sponsored by the Mellen Area Chamber of Commerce, Morse Town Hall, Mellen. Contest judging at 3pm. Dinner is from 4-6pm. Chinese auction starting at 6pm. Dinner ticket enters you in the grand prize drawing at 7pm (need to be present to win). For more information, call 715-274-2330 or email mellen001@centurytel.net or visit www.mellenwi.com.
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    YP Week- The Wisco Experience from 7-10pm at the South Shore Brewery Taphouse in Bayfield. Join us for an evening of food, drink, and celebration of all things Wisconsin! For more information, visit www.cheqyes.com.
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    Legendary Waters Resort and Casino presents, “Church of Cash a Johnny Cash Tribute”. From 8-10pm. Legends prime rib & Crab leg buffet is 5pm-close. Cash drawings after the show. Must be 21 or older. $5 Cover Charge. Cash bar. For more information, call 800-226-8478 or visit www.legendarywaters.com.
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    Country Blossoms Greenhouse, 64715 Gilles Road will open for the season and have their “Tree Weekend”. April 27, 9am-6pm and April 28, 9am-5pm. For more information, call 715-746-2345.
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    6th 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.
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    Star Spangled Banner Competition at the United Presbyterian- Congregational Church in Ashland at 1pm. If you have questions contact John Moran 715-682-4329, Susan Noskoviak 715-682-5365, or Nancy Brown at 715-373-5360.
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    Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents, “Paris to Pittsburgh” at 7pm. Join us in for a National Geographic documentary about Americans who are demanding and developing real solutions to climate change. Sponsored by the Citizens Climate Lobby and Bay Area Film Society. Free. For more information, call 715-685-9983 or visit www.nglvc.org.
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    Fundraiser for the Ashland & Washburn Trap Teams! From 4-8pm at the Alley. Pizza, wings, garden salad and non-alcoholic beverage, cash bar available, Chinese raffle! Tickets: $13 for adults, $9 for kids 10 years or younger. Tickets available from any Trap Team member, Sports Hollow, Ashland Chamber of Commerce, Washburn Chamber of Commerce or the day of the event at the door!!
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    Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents, “Piping Plovers Program” from 7-8:30pm. Sponsored by Chequamegon Audubon Society. For more information, call 715-685-9983 or visit www.nglvc.org.
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    Concealed Carry Class from 9am-4pm at Sports Hollow, 29195 US Hwy 2, Ashland. Covers the requirements for WI and MN. Cost is $125 with pre-registration required! For more information call 715-682-3838.