Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center.Lots to do and see at the Center. Walking trail, exhibits and observation tower. Check out their website for a complete schedule of events and happenings for the whole family. The Center is open seven days a week from 9am-5pm. The NGLVC is closed on Christmas Eve, December 24; Christmas Day, December 25; and New Year’s Eve, December 31. For more information, visit www.nglvc.org.
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.
Wednesday Night Open Skating, at the Bay Area Civic Center, 320 W. 4th Ave., from 7-9pm. Wednesday night open skating will continue. Open to the public for a minimal fee. For more information, call 715-682-2221.
Find the perfect holiday tree in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. A fresh-cut, personally selected holiday tree from your National Forest adds to the holiday season. A cutting permit costs $5 per tree and can be purchased at any U.S. Forest Service District Ranger Station. Up to five permits can be sold per person. For more information, call 715-362-1354, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.fs.usfa.gov/CNNF.
TheSalvation Army has bell ringers in Ashland now through Christmas Eve at Walmart, Super One Foods, and Walgreens. Please donate to the bell ringers’ bucket or volunteer to ring the bell. In Ashland call 715/682-3928, or 715/292-3697 or 715/682-9251.
Annual Ashland Firefighters’ Toy Drive. Sign up: November 15- December 13. To donate: Bring new, unwrapped toys to any drop-off site or to the Fire Station. Cash donations are accepted at the Fire Station, 217 East 6th St. To sign up children: Please call RSVP at 715-292-6400 Ex 1 or 2. They must be age newborn to 12 years and signed up by December 13th. The Ashland Firefighters Toy Drive is now a 501c3 organization and all donations are tax deductible. Cash or check accepted. Please make checks payable to Ashland Firefighters Toy Drive. Donations accepted until December 17. Toys will be distributed on December 18 from 10am-6pm at the Bretting Community Center, 400 W. 4th Ave. For more information or a list of drop-off sites, call 715-682-7052.
Bad River Lodge and Casino presents “Elf Snowball Fight” every Friday in December 7pm-11pm. $12,000 cash giveaway! For more information, call 715-682-7121 or visit www.badriver.com.
Christmas Cash Raffle presented by the Ashland Area Chamber. Drawings every day during the month of December, with special bonus drawings on Christmas Parade Day (Dec. 7), Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve Day! Call the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce for details at 800-284-9484 or 715-682-2500. Or you may purchase tickets at the Chamber office located at 1716 W. Lake Shore Drive, Ashland.
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.
Bad River Lodge and Casino presents, “Happy Holiday Tuesdays Kiosk Game” every Tuesday in December from 8am-11:45pm. Not valid on New Years Eve. 30 base points from previous month or 15 base points day of play. Win cash and rewards play! For more information, call 715-682-7121 or visit www.badriver.com.
Bad River Lodge and Casino’s Food Drive, every Tuesday in November from 8am-7pm and every Fridays in December until December 20,2019 from 8am-7pm. Bring in 3 non-perishables or 3 health & beauty items. Donations will go to local shelves. Receive $5 rewards play! For more information, call 715-682-7121.
Washburn Cultural Center, on display until December 11 is a retrospective of the marvelous paintings and mixed media works of Bayfield artist Rita VanderVenter. This exhibit contains 45 pieces and features a wonderful series of paintings of Lake Superior and Apostle Islands sea caves.
Country Blossoms Holiday Open House, holiday containers, kissing balls, wreaths, holiday decor, and more! Santa will be there from 1-3pm. For more information, call 715-746-2345.
Ashland Soup-er Sunday, Free Soup, 1-3pm at the Central Railyard Park Building, 400 4th Ave. An Interwoven Ministry Outreach. For more information contact Arlene Brandis at 715-292-5955.
12/01/2019 100th Annual Community Christmas Concert, at the Presbyterian-Congregational Church, 210 Vaughn Ave., at 4pm. Free admission. For more information, call 715-209-6784.
12/01-20/2019 Bad River Lodge and Casino presents their annual, “Big Bundle Up Campaign” starting November 16-December 20th from 8am-11pm. Children’s hat, mittens, gloves scarf- receive $10 rewards play. Children’s winter coats, jackets, snow pants, or boots- receive $20 rewards play. Rules apply, see guest services for details. Donations given to local shelters. All children’s items must be brand new, never worn and with price tag/upc still attached. For more information, call 715-682-7121 or visit www.badriver.com.
Vaughn Public Library Presents, Monthly Movie Matinee showing Maiden, 1:30 pm. The story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.” PG Documentary. 97 minutes. For more information, call 715-685-1769.
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents, Great Gray Owls of Sax-Zim Bog, 7-8:30pm @ Theater. A Chequamegon Audubon Program featuring Sparky Stensaas, Director of Friends of Sax Zim Bog. Doors open at 6:15pm. For more information. call 715-685-9983.
WITC- Ashland Love Lights Ceremony from 6-7pm. Purchase a love light to honor your loved ones, deceased, living or serving in the armed forces. Lights will adorn the evergreen tree at WITC-Ashland’s main entrance. Honorees will be commemorated during a lighting ceremony at 6pm. All proceeds will benefit WITC-Ashland students. For more information, call 715-234-7082 ext. 5250.
McRae True Value, 118 Prentice Avenue, Christmas Tool Show from 8am-6pm. 715-682-9083.
12/05/2019 Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board presents, “Poverty Simulation” Interactive activity and discussion to understand the challenges faced by 1 in 3 households. From 8am-12:30pm at WITC- Ashland campus. Located 2100 Beaser Ave, Ashland. Free event! Pre-registration required. Objectives: Define ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed), Learn ALICE report findings for Ashland, Bayfield, and Sawyer Counties, Experience life poverty simulation, and the tough choices made in everyday life for those who fall into the ALICE threshold, Discuss and summarize your experience during the simulation. For more information and to register, go to www.nwwib.com/events/sim or contact Mary Lois at email@example.com or call 828-773-7786.
Holiday Dazzle from 4-6pm at the Bargain Hut, 420 Chapple Ave. Come and shop our most popular clothing sale of the year. Holiday partywear, glitter, sparkles, and velour for both children and adults. Christmas dresses, sweaters, sweatshirts and pj’s are all saved for this special night in our store! For more information, call 715-682-2776.
Chequamegon Food Co-op presents “Beginner Banjo” from 5:30-7:30pm. Instructor: Clayton Toman, Cost: $10/$5 owner. Registration Deadline: Tuesday, December 3. Learn primary chords, scales, first position, and more! For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regional Hospice Services presents Tree of Life Ceremony- Remember Your Loved One, at 6pm, in the Memorial Medical Center-Stockton Island Room. Submit a favorite photo of your loved one to be shown in a special video remembrance montage during the Tree of Life Ceremony. Photographs may be submitted via email to email@example.com. For more information call 715-685-5151 between 8am-4pm.
Partners of MMC Holiday Bazaar, Thursday 12-5pm, Friday 8am-1pm, on MMC ground floor. Close to a dozen vendors.
Country Blossoms Holiday Open House, 64715 Gilles Rd. Wreaths, holiday containers, kissing ball, Christmas decor galore!! Come on out and start the holiday season!! Thursday and Friday: 6-9 pm; Saturday: 9am -4pm; Sunday: 9am-3pm. For more information, call 715-746-2345.
12/06/2019 C&S Design & Engineering, Inc. Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening, at their new location, 2023 6th Street West, Ashland, at 12pm, followed by their Holiday Open House. 715-682-0330.
Kids Night Out at Bayfield Rec Center, 4:30-8:30pm. Ages 5-13, $10 per child plus $5 per additional sibling. For more information, call 715-779-5408.
Bay Area Film Society presents, “Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivans.” at the Bay Theater, 5pm and 7:30pm. $9 General Admission, $7 BAFS Members and Students. For more information, visit their Facebook page or www.bayareafilmsociety.org
Small Works Auction – Reception, at the Dexter Library, Northland College, 5-6:30pm . Chequamegon Bay Arts Council is sponsoring a Small Works Exhibit and Auction at Northland College. An exhibit of small artworks. Please join us!
12/06/2019 Bayfield’s 7th annual “Shop Local for the Holidays” night at businesses throughout Bayfield from 5-8pm. Participating Bayfield shops and restaurants will be offering specials and deals to reward customers on a unique shopping night. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to the Bayfield Area Food Pantry, with matching donation of up to $1,000 by the Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau. For more information, call 715-779-3335 or visit www.bayfield.org
Meet Mr. & Mrs. Claus at the Washburn City Hall. Come for a snack! All children will receive a Christmas package. The tree will be lit at 5:30pm and Santa will be there from 5:45-6:30pm. Donations of canned goods and non-perishable items will be accepted for the Area Food Shelf that night. For more information, call the Washburn Chamber at 715-373-5017.
Brenda Eder’s Annual Toys for Tots at the Office Bar, 407 Main Street West, 6pm. Bring your unwrapped toy for a boy and/or girl to the Office Bar, together we can help bring joy to the children in our community.
Butternut Christmas in the Village at the Butternut Village Hall, from 6-7:30pm. Tree Lighting Ceremony, free pictures with Santa, cookies and hot chocolate, and Christmas Carols. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chequamegon Area Choir presents their annual winter concert, “Just Believe” at Good Shepard Lutheran Church, 311 W 13th St. at 7:30pm. Tickets $7/adults and $5/Seniors & Student, under 10 free. For more information, visit cac-voices.weebly.com.
Legendary Waters Resort & Casino presents live music featuring The ZackaryZ, 8pm-midnight. For more information, call (800) 226-8478.
Christmas Open House at Superior Framing. Join us for our Christmas open house, we’ll be featuring sales on Custom Frames , Framed Pictures Photos & Maps. Christmas atmosphere with refreshments & so much more 🎄 Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-4pm. 419 Main Street West. 715-682-4625.
12/06-07/2019 Legendary Waters Resort and Casino presents, “Holiday Boutique” Friday: 12pm-8pm, Saturday: 10am-6pm. Crafts and things and baked goods! For more information, call 800-226-8478 or visit legendarywaters.com.
12/06-07/2019 Blue Canvas Christmas at 7pm. The name may be blue, but Blue Canvas Christmas is anything and everything! Bring on the holiday season with a musical performance by the Blue Canvas Orchestra. Blue Canvas Christmas features songs of old and new, holiday classics, instrumentals, and an audience sing-a-long. A seasonal musical performance that’s bound to fill your hearts with holiday cheer! Presented at Harbor View Event Center, 128 Harbor View Drive, Washburn. Tickets: $26 for adults. $20 senior. $15 for youth. To get tickets go to bigtop.org or call 715-373-5552.
The performance of the children’s production of “The Nutcracker Suite,” at Ashland High School Auditorium. Fri. 6:30pm, Sat. 6:15pm and 8pm, Sun. 1:30pm. Tickets available at the New England Store on Main Street in Ashland.
12/07/2019 Ashland retail merchants host “Customer Appreciation Day.” Shop local and get bargains all day! Christmas Caroling along Historic Main Street by the AHS Choir Department, 10:30-11:30am. Pictures with Santa at Otis Park (East of Burger Barn) in the Little Red Shed (donated by Chris & Jessica O’Connell) 12-2pm, Santa sponsored by Xcel Energy. And to end this fun day, the Christmas Parade at 4:30pm on Historic Main Street! 715-682-2500.
One On One Hair Designing, Christmas Open House and 35th Anniversary, 516 West Main Street. 715-682-5800.
Presbyterian-Congregational Church Christmas Bazaar with Granny Boutique, 210 Vaughn Ave., from 9am-2pm. Baked goods, cookies by the pound, candy table, craft table, and much more. Tea Room from 10am-2pm. For more information, call 715-292-3893.
4th Annual Butternut Christmas Arts & Crafts Sale from 10am-3pm. Located 108 N Main St, downtown Butternut. Hand crafted jewelry, pottery, scarves, Christmas crafts, paintings and more. With wine, hot chocolate, hors d’oeuvres and Christmas cookies. Escape the chaos of mall shopping! Come and find tastefully thoughtful Christmas gifts for the special people on your list in a relaxed, cozy setting. For more information, call 715-661-4814.
12/07/2019 Holiday Bazaar at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, 29270 Co. Hwy. G, from 10am-2pm. For one day only, the Friends of the Center invite you to a homemade holiday bazaar. You’ll find locally made gifts for everyone on your list. Artisan soaps, decorations for your home, holiday treats and so much more. 55 vendors will be on site to share their goods. Vendor spots have all been filled. For more information or to sign up to be a vendor, call 715-685-2659, or visit www.nglvc.org
12/07/2019 Bayfield Spirit Gallery Tour from 10am-5pm. For more information, contact the Bayfield Chamber at 715-779-3335.
Christmas Open House, at the Ashland Historical Society Museum, 216 West Main St, from 10am-5pm. 10% off in the Gift Shop, special holiday drawing and refreshments. For more information, call 715-682-4911.
12/07/2019 Toys for Tots Pool Tournament at the Stagecoach Bar and Grill, 315 Main St E, Ashland, starting at 10:30am. Sign up at the Stagecoach. $10 entry fee plus $15 or $20 to purchase a toy. Even if you don’t play pool, stop in and drop off a new toy! For more information, call 715-292-6710.
12/07/2019 Christmas For Teens Fundraiser at the Neighborly Bar from 11am-5:30pm. Chinese raffles, teen wish tree, and more! Help us raise funds for gifts for area teens that would otherwise not be able to get anything for Christmas! Every child deserves a gift under the tree! 715-682-9908.
12/07/2019 Legendary Waters Resort and Casino presents, “Legendary Cribbage Tournament”. Registration starts at 3pm. Play begins at 5pm. For more information, call 800-226-8478 or visit www.legendarywaters.com.
The 57th Annual Garland City of the North Christmas Parade, on Historic Main Street, starts at 4:30pm. For more information, call 715-682-2500. Click here for registration form.\
White Winter Winery presents A Dickens of a Christmas! Dinner from 6-9 pm. Jan Lee and Tom Mitchell, local actors, breathe life into their adaptation of Charles Dicken’s, A Christmas Carol. Guests enjoy a five course Victorian-style meal paired with White Winter Winery mead, ciders, and spirits. A Dickens of a Christmas is a fundraiser for the Iron River Library. Seating limited. Tickets on sale now. For more information visit whitewinter.com/events or call 715-372-5656. 68323A Lea St., Iron River, Wisconsin.
12/07/2019 Chequamegon Symphony Orchestra Festival of Music at 7:30pm in the New Salem Baptist Church, 400 Salem Drive. Northland College Choral and Instrumental Ensembles. For more information, contact Linda at 715-682-0446.
Live Music by Crescent Moon at the Alley 9pm-12am. 715-682-4200.
Christmas Bazaar at St. Florian’s parish, 19315 Keystone Road, Mason, after the 11am Sunday mass. Serving: Roast Beef dinner, Mashed potatoes and Gravy, salads and vegetables, desserts, beverages. Silent auction items, Grocery bag Raffle, bake sale. Adults $10.00, Ages 6-12 $6.00, 5 & under free. More information call, Loretta Skaj at 715-765-4744 or Glory Bizub at 715-715-2311.
Chequamegon Food Coop presents, Make & Take: Found Object Ornaments. 1pm-3pm, Instructor: Jenn Stoll, Potters Farm, Cost: $10/$5 owners, Registration Deadline: Friday, December 16. If you know the tricks, found objects can make the most creative gifts. Instructor Jenn Stoll will share her techniques in making ornaments out of recycled books. For more information, email email@example.com.
12/08/2019 Ashland Soup-er Sunday, Free Soup, 1-3pm at the Central Railyard Park Building, 400 4th Ave. An Interwoven Ministry Outreach. For more information contact Arlene Brandis at 715-292-5955.
Legendary Waters Resort & Casino presents Free Bingo in The Events Center, 1pm-4pm, 20 games, Cash Prizes, must be 18+. For more information, call 800- 226-8478.
United Congregational Church of Christ, 117 S West St, Mellen, presents, “Christmas Musical concert” featuring The Peace Community Choir and The Park Falls Bell Choir at 2pm in Mellen. For more information, call 715-274-2203 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chequamegon Area Choir presents their annual winter concert, “Just Believe” at St. Louis Catholic Church, 217 W 7th St, Washburn at 4pm. Tickets $7/adults and $5/Seniors & Student, under 10 free. For more information, visit cac-voices.weebly.com.
12/09/2019 North Coast Cycling Association and the Washburn Area Chamber of Commerce presents, “Adult Fat Bike Raffle”. Drawing will be at noon for the bike at the Washburn Chamber of Commerce. For more information call 715-373-5017.
Chequamegon Food Co-op presents Make & Take: Evergreen Wreaths, 5:30-7:30pm, instructor: Melissa Fischbach, Wild Hollow Farm. Cost: $40/$35 owner, Registration Deadline: Friday, December 6. Celebrate winter by learning to make a fresh evergreen wreath. Melissa will demonstrate the mechanics of putting everything together and provide all materials and tools, including a variety of evergreens, other seasonal tidbits and dried flowers to add a special touch. For more information, email email@example.com.
Zoo Mobile- How They Hide at 11am and 12pm at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. Discover the different ways animals use camouflage to avoid being seen. For more information, call 715-685-9983.
Santa is coming to the Center, Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, to visit children and hand out treats! 11:30am-1:30pm. For information, call 715-685-9983.
Vaughn Public Library presents, Snow Slam! From 5:30-7pm. Mrs. Kathy’s family fun event for families with kids 11 and under. For more information, call 715-685-1769.
12/10/2019 Join your friends from JET at 6:00 pm at JET Travel, 220 Main Street W, to make a travel inspired gift, for you or a loved one! We can’t wait to see you there! 715-682-9591.
Ashland Middle School Holiday Concert at 7-8:30pm in the Dodd Gymnasium,
1000 Ellis Ave., Ashland. For more information, 715-682-7087.
Wellness Wednesday at Chequamegon Food Co-op. Discount: From CBD to toothpaste, stop by for the second Wednesday of each month. Co-op owners receive 10% off on wellness goods- time to stock up. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. 715-682-8251
Thrivent Financial Open House from 11am-2pm at 623 Main St E, Ashland. Join us for lunch and dessert. Donations of winter hats and mittens for kids will be collected. 623 Main St E, Ashland. 715-685-0605.
Women into Networking. The second Wednesday of every month at Anchor Island (Formerly the Platter) at 5pm. This will be a after business hours networking event with appetizers. No guest speakers anymore. Must RSVP with name and phone number by calling/texting 906-364-9100 or through Facebook.
Sandbar Holiday Open House, 8am-7pm. All day OPEN HOUSE celebration. Sample new “foodie” gifts and more great holiday shopping and free goodies. Plus register to win a 1 night stay at the Blue Wave Inn. 2521 Lake Shore Drive West. 715-685-2583.
Chequamegon Food Co-op presents, Bread Making Basics, 5:30-7:30pm. Instructor: Chef Jonathon Berthel, Penokee Mountain Foods. Cost: $20/$15 owner. Registration Deadline: Tuesday, December 10. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to bake bread (but have been intimidated by the logistics), here’s your chance to discover how simple the bread making process can be. 715-682-8251
Ashland High School Holiday Concert Band at 6:30 and Choir at 8pm in the AHS Auditorium, For more information, 715-682-7089.
Marengo Valley School Winter Music Program, 62408 St. Hwy. 112, at 1pm. For more information, call 715-278-3286.
Vaughn Public Library presents, Teen Take Over from 5-8pm. A fun night for teens only! BART bus rides home available at 8pm to Ashland and Odanah. For more information, call 715-685-1769.
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents, Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice – Tentative Film, 7:30-9:30pm @ Theater. With one of the most memorably stunning voices that has ever hit the airwaves, Linda Ronstadt burst onto the 1960’s folk rock music scene in her early twenties. PG 13, 95 minutes. Presented by the Bay Area Film Society. Fee Program. For more information, call 715-685-9983.
5th Annual Cookie Walk from 8-10am, at Our Lady of the Lake Social Hall. Cookies sold by the pound. 715-682-7620.
Opening Day at Mt. Ashwabay. For more information, call 715-779-3227.
7th Annual The Magic of Christmas Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair, at the Ashland High School, 1900 Beaser Ave, Ashland, from 9am-2pm. Featuring locally handmade gifts and a variety of other vendors. Bring your own camera for pictures with Santa from 12-1pm, lunch at Reindeer Cafe, bake sale at the North Pole Sweet Shop, cash & prize raffles, and door prizes every hour. For more information, call 715-682-7089.
Washburn Cultural Center, 1 E. Bayfield St., Washburn, presents “Annual Holiday Boutique”. From 9am -4pm. 25 Arts and Crafts Vendors. 715-373-5591.
Chequamegon Food Co-op presents, Eggs Benedict, 10am-12pm. Instructor: Chef Lars Dukowitz, Cooking with Lars. Cost: $20/$15 owners. Registration Deadline: Thursday, December 12. Learn the care and orchestration that goes into a deliciously made Eggs Benedict. From when to toast the toast to mastering Hollandaise Sauce. Learn these techniques and surprise your sweetie on Sunday morning.
Shop this holiday season at the Madeline Island Holiday Boutique! 11am-4pm. Featuring local and regional arts and crafts and a soup lunch to benefit the island school parent/teacher association. Receive one free return PASSENGER ticket to the mainland with the purchase of any item during this special event. Following the Boutique, the Annual Tree Lighting and Sing-A-Long will take place at the pergola on the ferry dock on Madeline Island from 4- 4:20pm. 715-747-2415
Holidazzle Holiday Raffle at the Stagecoach Bar & Grill, 11am-7pm. Bring in a pair of shoes to donate or a non-perishable food item to be entered into the drawing! Free admission, games with cash prizes, raffles, and more. Proceeds go to the New Day Advocacy Center. For more information, contact Devona at email@example.com or call 715-682-2608.
Greet Santa as he makes his way to Bayfield on the ferry boat from Madeline Island 11:30am-1pm at the Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 715-779-3335.
12/14/2019 Pictures with Santa at Otis Park (East of Burger Barn) in the Little Red Shed (donated by Chris & Jessica O’Connell) 12-2pm, Santa sponsored by Xcel Energy. For more information, call 715-682-2500.
Legendary Waters Resort & Casino present, Warrior Games VIII- Live Amateur & Professional Cage Fights in the Event Center. Doors open at 6pm, fists fly at 7pm. General Admission $25. For more information, call 800-226-8478.
12/14/2019 Ashland High School Jazz presents Big Band Ball with a dinner and a Holiday concert at the Niblick Bar & Grill at 7pm. $20 tickets for food and music which can be purchased at the door. Contact Bret Hulmer for pre-sale tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The public is invited to hear the Saron Bells play. At 10:45am, Saron Lutheran Church, 517 9th Ave. West, following the morning church service. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, email email@example.com.
The Elks National Hoop Shoot Contest at 4pm, in Our Lady of the Lake Gym. Free throw contest for children ages 8-13. Sponsored by Ashland Elks #137 and the Knights of Columbus. For more information, contact the Elks Hoop Shoot director Steve Schraufnagel at 715-209-6372.
Chequamegon Food Co-op presents, Beginner Guitar. Monday, 5:30-7:30pm. Cost: $10/$5 owner. Registration Deadline: Friday, December 13. Learn primary chords, scales, first position, and more! For more information, call 715-682-8251.
Lake Superior Intermediate Winter Program, LS/LC Charter school, 1101 Binsfield Rd, Ashland. For more information, call 715-682-7083.
Teen Book Club discussing “Small Spaces” by Katherine Arden at the Vaughn Public Library, 4pm. For more information, call 715-685-1769.
Santa is coming to Memorial Medical Center 4-6:30pm Specialty Services Lobby. Enjoy cookies , candy canes and hot cocoa! Everyone is Welcome. For more information call 715-685-5500.
12/17/2019 OLL Big Christmas Bingo! Doors open at 5:30pm. Bingo starts at 7pm. Big prizes! Big Raffles! Big fun! For more information, call 715-682-7620.
12/18/2019 “The Story of Christmas” Christmas Pageant will be presented by Religious Education Students and BAYNET at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 201 Lake Shore Dr E., at 6:30pm. The pageant is being put on by youth from grades 1-12. Cookies and milk and BAYNET after party following in the social hall. For more information, call 715-682-7620.
Legendary Waters Resort & Casino presents Karaoke in the Lounge with DJ Ray & DJ Bernie, 8 pm-midnight, must be 21+. For more information, call 800-226-8478.
12/19/2019 Partners of MMC will be having a cookie sale from 7:30-10:30am (or when the cookies run out) in the Twin Islands Room. Accepting cookies for donation until 3pm on December 18th. Drop offs can be made at the Information desk or the Gift Shop. For more information call 715-685-5180.
Lake Superior Primary Winter Program, 1101 Binsfield Rd., Ashland. 12:30 for the Elementary and 2pm for the Intermediate. For more information, call 715-682-7083.
12/19/2019 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! Double Points for Shop Small Win Big Raffle. For more information call 715-682-2500 or visit www.visitashland.com.
Winter Community Meal at the Chequamegon Food Co-op. 4-7pm. Free! No registration required. Jack Frost & The Snow Queen are our hosts for the co-op’s Winter Community Meal. Come in and tie a winter wish onto Jack’s staff, make a crown with the Snow Queen and enjoy a made-from-scratch meal from our deli for only $5. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. 715-682-8251
12/20/2019 A PINK OUT game featuring the AHS Boys Basketball team against Spooner. JV game time is 5:45 and Varsity is 7:15. We hope you can join us. EVERYONE is encouraged to WEAR PINK to support all local cancer survivors. The Oredockers for LIFE is a group high school teens with a mission to spread awareness about cancer in our community and support those fighting to survive cancer. The Oredockers for LIFE group will be operating the regular concessions at the game. They will have a bake sale with some Pink Treats, sponsor a raffle, and will be selling special T-shirts to commemorate the game for $10. 715-682-7089 ex. 1006.
Ashland Chamber Music Society welcomes “Handel’s Messiah Sing Along” at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, at 7:30pm. For more information, call 715-682-5795, or visit www.ashlandchambermusic.org.
Legendary Waters Resort & Casino presents live music featuring Bad Example, 8pm-midnight in the Lounge. For more information, call 800-226-8478.
Chequamegon Food Co-op presents “Kids in the Kitchen: Holiday Cookies, 10am-12pm. Instructor: Chef Jonathon Berthel, Penokee Mountain Foods. FREE! But reserve your spot. Registration Deadline: Thursday, December 19. Call 715-682-8251 to register TODAY! Baking as a family can be a great way to spend quality time together. In this kid-friendly class, you and your kids can learn the ins and outs of baking cookies. Then, we’ll eat what we make! Recommended for kids ages 4 and up. Parental supervision required. Call 715-682-8251 to register today!
12/21/2019 Merry Ole’ Christmas in Downtown Ashland!!! Shop, see Santa and Mrs. Claus and take a carriage ride! Carriage Rides on Main Street (12noon-2pm). Sponsored in part by the Ashland Chamber and Holden Insurance. Pick-up in front of the Court House. Dress warm and enjoy the ride! Pictures with Santa in the Red Shed in Otis Park (next to Burger Barn, shed donated by Chris & Jessica O’Connell) 12noon – 2pm. Santa sponsored by Xcel Energy. After your carriage ride and picture with Santa, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and some delicious cotton candy from Bigo State Farm. For more information, call 715-682-2500.
12/21/2019 Legendary Waters Resort and Casino presents, “Legendary Cribbage Tournament”. Registration starts at 3pm. Play begins at 5pm. For more information, call 800-226-8478 or visit www.legendarywaters.com.
Ugly Sweater Party at The Safari, 423 Main St E, Ashland. Starts at 8pm. Contest for the ugliest sweater at 11pm. Three categories will win. Hosted by CheqYes and The Safari. For more information, call 715-682-4055.
12/22/2019 Breakfast with Santa at the Our Lady of the Lake Social Hall from 8am-1pm. Hosted by the Home & School Association. Adults: $6. Kids (4-12) & Seniors: $4. Under 3 is free! Multiple crafts, a take home treat, cards to the military, and letters to the North Pole. Breakfast is pancakes, eggs, sausage, fruit, and beverage- graciously donated and prepared by the Knights of Columbus! Photos with Santa $5 each, 5×7 to be delivered! Bring a new unwrapped item to gift to our area’s elderly for a spin to win a treat or breakfast discount! All donations appreciated! Socks, mittens, snacks, gift cards, craft supplies, etc. One prize per group! Text or call 715-292-5636 if you’d like to help, donate, or for more information!
December 25: – Places to eat on Christmas Day
Free-Will Offering Dinner, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 201 E. Lake Shore Dr. Dinner from 11am-1pm, open to the public. Held in the social hall and will be having take-outs and delivering meals. For more information, call 715-682-7620.
Memorial Medical Center Cafeteria open 11am-6pm.
Manomin Restaurant at Bad River Casino – Open 2-9pm.
Lake Rock Cafe- Open 6am-11am.
Ashland Family Restaurant- open 6am-2pm.
Mt. Ashwabay presents Holiday Mini Camps, offering instruction in Learn-to-Ski, Learn-to-Snowboard, Ski Racing, and Snowboard Racing. From 10am-3pm. For more information, call 715-779-3227 or visit www.mtashwabay.org.
12/28/2019 Bargain Hut Give Back Sale! The last Saturday of every month of the year. Located at 420 Chapple Ave. From 9am-1pm. Items will be for the community to take at no charge! Open to anyone and everyone! For more information, call 715-682-8522.
Thrivent’s Family Day at the Movies at Ashland’s Bay Theatre at 1pm. Pick up your tickets today for a free family-friendly movie, popcorn, and drink. Tickets are claimed quickly, come by the Thrivent office, 623 Main St E, Ashland, while they last! Spare change will be collected for our local libraries at the event for those who wish to donate. Movies are first come/first serve. 715-685-0605
Ashland Hockey- Squirts Youth Tournament. For more information, email email@example.com.
12/31/2019 Bad River Lodge and Casino presents, “New Year’s Eve Buffet” from 5-10pm. Prime Rib, Crab legs, and much more! First come, first served! Alternative menu also available! Adults: $26.99 plus tax. Children 12 and under: $8.99 plus tax. For more information, call 715-682-7121 or visit www.badriver.com.
The Rookery Pub in Cable, a New Years Treat! The signature five course feast has become an annual New Year’s Eve tradition for many. Seating is limited and reservations are required (715-794-2062). $75/person. Please note our regular menu is not available on New Year’s Eve. Limited substitutions may be possible with advance notice. For more information go to www.rookerypub.com. 715-794-2060.
Bad River Lodge and Casino presents “2020 Drawings” from 7:30pm-11:30pm. Over $6,000 cash! For more information, visit www.badriver.com.
12/31/2019 New Year’s Eve Party at The Alley 9pm-12am. 715-682-4200.
12/31/2019 New Year’s Eve Party at the Bad River Lodge and Casino! Performance by “Chicago Soul Explosion” at 9pm. Doors open at 8pm, music starts at 9pm-1am. Balloon drop at midnight. Party favors and Hors D’Ouevres. Must be 21 or older. Free admission. For more information call 715-682-7121.
12/31/2019 New Years Eve Bash at Legendary Waters Resort & Casino with Rhino the Band. Doors open at 8:30pm, music starts at 9:30pm. For more information, call 800-226-8478.
TBD Mushing Through Moquah Dog Sled Event from 1-3 at the Pine Creek Pit Shop, 68690 Prin Creek Rd. For more information call 715-746-2070.
TBD New Year’s Eve at Pine Point Resort, 10775 Pine Point Rd., Iron River, starting at 8pm. Come spice up your New Year’s with some champagne and music. Unlimited jukebox, champagne toast, free buffet and drink specials. For more information, call 715-372-8711.
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