Calendar » APRIL 2021

Most events have been cancelled or postponed.  We are working on updating our calendar daily with the event changes.  Please call ahead to verify if an event is taking place. BE WELL!

2021 Events will be posted as soon as we know they are taking place.

  • 04/03/2021
    The Easter Bunny is coming to town!  He will be riding around town starting at 10am waving to the kids and adults.  Route map coming soon.
  • 04/07-28/2021
    The Washburn Cultural Center’s April exhibition is the premier spot for those who want to finally view and purchase local art again. Presented by the Chequamegon Bay Arts Council (CBAC), Cultivating Resilience—Thriving Amid Adversity includes more than 80 works made in the past year by 34 regional artists. Visitors are invited to respond to these works by contributing poems to the Hundred Haiku project and voting for the Viewer’s Choice Award. A virtual exhibition/preview of this show is available here. Bring your friends and face-coverings! Cultural Center visitors can also browse our curated collection of antiques, collectibles, Vinyl Vault records and CDs, and historical museum.
  • 04/11/2021
    The Garland City Chamber Players invite you to the return of chamber music to the Chequamegon Bay. Tune in to hear the first live chamber performance in over a year.  You can find their event page and join the live stream via the Players’ Facebook page, link is here. You don’t need a Facebook account to watch the livestream.  Featured musicians will be Kathy Broadwell, violin; Dr Tiffany Darling, soprano; Teresa Rusch, flute; Neil Paynter & Jaryd Traaholt, piano; Kirk McBrayer, violoncello; and Andrew McInnes, violin & viola
  • 04/14/2021
    Join us this month, at 6:30-7:30pm, as we cover the topic of how to start a successful business on a bootstrap budget! Bootstrapping Your New Venture: Turn a Tiny Budget into a Successful Non- or For-Profit Company.  Join serial entrepreneur and Authentic Superior’s founder, Erin Hutchinson, as she shares lessons learned and valuable tips on how to launch and grow a new venture on a shoestring budget. Drawing from over two decades of experience launching for- and non-profit companies, she’ll cover key considerations for an effective business plan, how to craft a compelling story, developing an effective go-to-market strategy, and more!
  • 04/15/2021
    3rd Thursday! Girl’s Day Out!! Downtown Retail Business will be open until 10am-6pm on the 3rd THURSDAY of every month, with specials. Bargains!! Fun!! A fun day of shopping! For more information call 715-682-2500.
  • 04/17/2021
    Ashland Area Mulch, 810 14th Ave. East, Ashland, Opening for the 2021 season.
    Hours: Saturdays 9am – 5pm and by appointment.  Weekday deliveries and pick-ups available.  Call 715-292-5776.
  • 04/24/2021
    City of Ashland Presents Arbor Day Celebration & Earth Day Clean Up.  Tree planting Ceremony at 10am and City Litter Pick-up at 10:30am at H. Pearson Plaza Park.  Limited number of free Earth Day T-shirts available for volunteers, Youth – Adult sizes.  For more information call 715-682-7059.
  • 4/24 & 25/2021
    Country Blossoms Greenhouse Fruit tree weekend.  Taking pre-orders now until April 15th.  For more information call 715-746-2345.
  • 04/28/2021
    Join us for our next virtual Book Club from 12-1 PM. This month we will be discussing Essentialism by Greg McKeown. We encourage you to sign up on our Facebook event page, bring your book, your brown bagged lunch (if that is a thing any more?), and join us to chat about our selected Book of the Month. Not interested in this month’s book? Check out our remaining Reading List for 2021!
  • 04/29/2021
    THINK SPRING! Hauser’s Superior View Farm’s annual RED BARN PLANT SALE opens for the season!  Featuring freshly-dug, field-grown, perennial root stock, Hauser’s perennials are climatized right here and are ready for your gardens now! Plus, from Hauser’s own greenhouses, annuals, vegetables, herbs, and beautiful hanging baskets are available. Looking for berry plants, apple/pear trees; soils; and other garden supplies? We’ve got those too!  Daily 9-5 following CDC guidelines. To order for perennials for pickup go to  For more information call 715-779-5404.
  • 04/29/2021
    Sanborn Community Club Smelt Fry 4-7pm at Memorial Park in Sanborn, 42478 Co Hwy E.  Includes Smelt, homemade fries, dinner roll, coleslaw and beverage for $10.  To-go orders available but no pre-ordering.


These are Events from 2020

  • 04/02/2020
    Cancelled- Chequamegon Food Coop Cake Decorating – Bunny Cakes! 5:30-7:30pm.  Fee Applies. Deadline: 3/31. Hands on: It’s that time of year, when bunnies are abound! Malorie and Terri are going to turn your cake decorating skills into a seasonal sensation and help you create a bunny cake! Don’t miss out!  For more information call 715-682-8251.
  • 04/02-05/2020
    Postponed:  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
  • 04/03/2020
    Cancelled – NWWIB presents Poverty Simulation: A Perspective for Business on the Challenges Facing the Workforce.  Help at WITC-Ashland 8am-12:30pm.  Business leaders, civic leaders, and stakeholders in the Chequamegon Bay are urged to attend this FREE event to participate in the Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) household poverty simulation. The simulation will educate and inform participants to the realities of life faced by hard working people in northern Wisconsin.  For more information or contact Melissa at
  • 04/03/2020
    Cancelled- 3rd 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,, or visit
  • 04/03/2020
    Cancelled -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
  • 04/03/2020
    Cancelled – 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
  • 04/03-04/2020
    Cancelled -Northland College, 1411 Ellis Ave, presents 53rd Annual Folk Festival. Starting at 6pm. The longest running folk festival in Wisconsin. For more information, call 715-682-1289.
  • 04/03-04/2020
    Postponed – The Chequamegon Community Church will be holding a new Easter drama/musical called “The Road To Emmaus” on Friday and Saturday at 7pm. Chequamegon Community Church is located on County Hwy. C in Washburn WI.  Tickets are free but seating is limited.  For tickets call 715-373-2939 or stop by the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce.
  • 04/03-04/2020
    Postponed – Tattoo Expo at Legendary Waters Resort & Casino, 1st Annual Artist Invitational, open to the public, Free admission. Co-hosted by Time Warp Tattoo. For more information, call 715-779-9463.
  • 04/04/2020
    Canceled – 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
  • 04/04/2020
    Cancelled -The Wild Rivers Chapter of Trout Unlimited presents its annual Fishing Expo & Auction from 1-7pm. Held at the Harbor View Event Center in Washburn. 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.
  •  04/04/2020
    Cancelled -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
  • 04/04/2020
    Cancelled – 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.
  • 04/05/2020
    Cancelled – 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
  • 04/05/2020
    Cancelled – 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.
  • 04/05/2020
    Cancelled – Glidden Turkey Shoot at the VFW Post 7300- VFW Hall. For more information, call 715-663-0174.
  • 04/05/2020
    Cancelled – 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
  • 04/07/2020
    Cancelled – Chequamegon Food Coop presents Herbal Medicine Cabinet, 5:30-7:30pm.  FREE – But call by 4/3 to reserve your spot.  CLASS: Herbal medicine can do the same things as the commercial products sold in most drug stores.  For more information contact 715-682-8251.
  • 04/09/2020
    Cancelled – Chequamegon Food Coop – Master Breakfast: Eggs Benedict, Cooking with Lars.  5:30-7:30pm.  Fee applies. Deadline:4/7.  715-682-8251.
  • 04/11/2020
    Cancelled – Chequamegon food Coop Kids in the Kitchen: Natural Egg Dyeing, 10am – 12 pm FREE! But reserve your spot!  Deadline 4/9.  Recommended for kids ages 4 and up. Parental supervision required.  Register at Customer Service or call 715-682-8251!
  • 04/11/2020
    Cancelled – Glidden Easter Egg Hunt at the Historic Marion Park in Glidden at 10am. 715-264-5444.
  • 04/11/2020
    Cancelled – 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.
  • 04/12/2020
    Cancelled – Bad River Lodge & Casino presents Happy Easter Kiosk, 8am-11:45pm, Win cash and rewards play. For more information, call 715-682-7121.
  • 04/12/2020
    Cancelled – Legendary Waters Resort and Casino presents, “Easter Brunch” from 10am-3pm. For more information, call 800-226-8478 or visit
  • 04/14/2020
    Cancelled – Chequamegon Food Coop Sprouting Kitchen Micro-greens, 5:30-7:30pm.  Jake and Brigid of Superior Micro-Greens will be teaching folks the art of growing kitchen micro-greens. Together you will plant, harvest, and in the end make smoothies! Each attendee will assemble and plant a grow kit to take home.  Fee applies. Deadline 4/10.  Register at Customer Service or call 715- 682-8251!
  • 04/15/2020
    Postponed – 9th Annual Roly Poly Contest/Fest in Mellen, WI. For more information, call 715-274-2330.
  • 4/15/2020
    Cancelled – Chequamegon Food Coop Succession Gardening, 5:30-7:30pm.  This class will help you to multiply your garden bounty – don’t miss out! FREE! Reserve your spot!  Deadline 4/13  715- 682-8251.
  • 04/15/2020
    Cancelled – Legendary Idol Karaoke Contest, Semi-Final and Final at Legendary Waters Resort & Casino, Red Cliff in the Event Center. Sound Check with contestants 6-8pm, doors open at 8pm. Semi-Final Round: 10 Semi-Finalists perform one song. Final Round: 5 finalists perform one song for Top 3. For more information, call 800-226-8478.
  • 04/16/2020
    White Winter Winery Presents Bring the Noyes at 6:30. Andy’s music is fused with influences that welcome fertile Country Blues, Celtic dance rhythms and Afro Caribbean grooves that affirm life itself. As a Singer/Songwriter he loves a good story and to sing it out. Knowing words matter, amuse and inspire. If you enjoy the musical styles of ​Leo Kottke, Paul Simon, Michael Hedges, Bob Marley
    and a little Frank Zappa for dessert. Welcome to the Fun!  Listen Here
  • 04/16/2020
    Thrivent Superior Shores – Online LIVE event with Financial Expert, Tom Hegna – author of “Don’t Worry Retire Happy”at  7pm.   Do you want straightforward retirement planning strategies for uncertain times? Join us for a special online event on April 16th from 7pm-8pm CT with nationally recognized financial expert Tom Hegna, author of Don’t Worry: Retire Happy! Registration is necessary. Please call our office at 715-685-0605 or email for the registration information. – RSVP for meeting code – products will be sold at this event. Tom Hegna is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thrivent. The views expressed in this presentation by Tom Hegna are his own and not necessarily those of Thrivent or its affiliates. The material presented has been obtained from sources we believe to be reliable and is current.)
  • 04/17/2020
    Virtual Tiny Tent Show Episode 3 at 7pm.  2 ways to watch: 1. Go to our FACEBOOK Page and scroll down… it will be the live post on the page:  2.Visit YouTube: … you can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel and it will notify you of our live event and any future postings.  Tiny Tent Show is brought to you by Jim & Joy Perry and the Brownstone Pharmacy in Downtown Washburn, WI.
    At this time, we are in uncharted territory in many aspects of our lives—especially with businesses and performers who depend on gatherings of people to make a living. And oh what those summer gatherings in the tent have meant to all of us! If you can, please contribute to help sustain Big Top and our Blue Canvas Orchestra musicians. We will present our Tiny Tent Show weekly. Your contributions will make this possible. Proceeds of our Tiny Tent Show will go to our BCO musicians. Thank you for the love!Donate Now:
  • 04/17-18/2020
    Postponing – Ashland School of Dance Spring Recital will be held at the Ashland High School auditorium at 6pm. Tickets are available at New England Store. For more information and tickets, call 715-413-1074 or visit
  • 04/18/2020
    Wisconsin Historical Society presents Scottish Genealogy:  Learn about how to research your Scottish ancestors. 9am – 3pm. $40 registration fee $36 for members of the Wisconsin Historical Society or the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society.  Click her for registration information.
  • 4/18/2020
    Cancelled- 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.
  • 04/19/2020
    Cancelled – Ashland Chamber Music Society presents “Brittle, Bright” and more. At 7:30pm at the Presbyterian-Congregational Church. For more information, visit
  • 04/19-20/2020
    Cancelled – Chequamegon Theatre Association presents “Night Watch” audition, 210 5th Ave E, Ashland. For more information, call 715-682-8012 or visit
  • 04/21/2020
    Cancelled – Ashland Science on Tap featuring Lisa Bratzke, PhD, RN, UW-Madison. “Cognition and Cardiovascular Disease.” at the Alley, 6:30pm. Incidence of coronary heart disease continues to rise in the US, and many of these patients suffer from cognitive decline. Dr. Bratzke will share her research in developing interventions to slow this effect. For more information, visit
  • 04/23/2020
    White Winter Winery says Take a shot of Blues, a dash of Folk, a splash of Bluegrass, a slug of Jug Band, and shake until you get what “The Spruce Tones” call Blues-Grass at 6:30. Divergent influences, deep emotion and passion for playing live music meld into a pleasing cocktail. Inspired by the rich history of the South Shore, chance happenings, and epic stories, “The Spruce Tones” weave tales of every day life made extraordinary.  Four musicians with eclectic backgrounds gathered in the cellars of The White Winter Winery in Iron River, Wisconsin for the first time, three years ago. What started as a weekly jam session soon distilled “Spruced Up” versions of popular tunes. With additional fermentation time, a prolific collection of original Blues-Grass tunes emerged.  Unable to keep this fine product hidden in the cellar, “The Spruce Tones” evangelize the unique flavor of Blues-Grass and intoxicate the crowd at bars, parties and special events. Clapping along and dancing are hard to resist when the elixir of the Blues-Grass is consumed and shared.
    Listen Here
  • 04/23/2020
    Cancelled – Spring Faith In Action Fundraiser- Chinese Buffet & Basket Raffle Spring Raffle, 5-8pm at New China Restaurant. For more information and fees, call 715-682-4414, ext. 3.
  • 04/23/2020
    Postponed – 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 or call 715-685-9983.
  • 04/24/2020
    Big Top Chautauqua’s Tiny Tent Show: Episode 4 at 7pm.  Watch on Youtube or Facebook  Times like these call for connection, music, and the familiar faces of those we hold dear. What we need is a little inspiration from Wisconsin Author Michael Perry and our Blue Canvas Orchestra in their living rooms!  Let’s keep the “social” in social distancing! We are excited to gather to create music together in new ways and share some big love from the Big Top!  For more information go to
  • 04/24/2020
    Cancelled – The Knights of Columbus will host an all-you-can-eat fresh Lake Superior whitefish dinned at OLL Social Hall, 201 Lakeshore Drive E. 4-7pm. Cost: $12 for adults; $6 for children ages 5-11; free for children under age 5. Proceeds will go to the Knights of Columbus Scholarship Fund. For more information, call 715-682-9621.
  • 04/24-25/2020
    Postponed – Ashland School of Dance Spring Recital will be held at the Ashland High School auditorium at 6pm. Tickets are available at New England Store. For more information and tickets, call 715-413-1074 or visit
  • 04/24-26/2020
    Cancelled – 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.
  • 04/25/2020
    Cancelled – 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
  • 04/25/2020
    Cancelled – 7th 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.
  • 04/25/2020
    Postponed – 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.
  • 04/25/2020
    Postponed – 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 or visit
  • 04/25/2020
    Cancelled – 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
  • 4/25/2020
    Cancelled – Chequamegon Food Coop Grafting Fruit Trees – at North Wind Organic Farm 9am-12pm.  Participants will graft and take home a young apple tree, if desired. Limit of 10 participants. Bring a sharp, small knife (if possible).  Fee applies  Deadline 4/23 Register at Customer Service at or call 715- 682-8251!
  • 04/26/2020
    Postponed – 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.