Calendar » JANUARY 2021

  • Ashland High School Sports Schedule
  • Northland College Sports Schedule
  • Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. The building is closed until further notice.  The grounds are open.
  • Vaughn Public Library – It’s not just books anymore. Check out their website for a hours of operations due to Covid-19.
  • Mt. Ashwabay Winter Season Events/Programs. Saturday Kids Youth Night from January 23- March 13 from 4-9pm, Saturdays MadSki program from January 9-February 20 (10am-noon), and Sundays NASTAR racing starting January 10- March 6 at 1:30pm. For more information, call 715-779-3227, or visit www.mtashwabay.org.
  • Sundays on Chequamegon Bay, Car Ice-Races, if conditions permit.  3/8 mile oval track on Lake Superior.  Full/midsize cars and trucks and also FWD are all welcome to join our fun on Sunday afternoons.  Weather and ice conditions can change, please check Ashland Ice-Racing Facebook page here for more information and updates.
  • Recreation and Fitness Resources:  140 S. Broad St., Bayfield www.recreationandfitnessresources.org  715-779-5408.
    The Rec Center will remain closed until February. The RFR Board of Directors has voted to err on the side of caution and remain closed temporarily. They will meet Thursday, February 4 to re-evaluate.  The safety of our members, staff and community is our #1 priority. The re-evaluation will be based on case numbers in our area and other current statistics as well as State of Wisconsin, CDC and Bayfield County Health Department recommendations.
  • Ashland Parks & Rec: Gymnastics session runs January 16 – February 10 people can register on at our new registration link  https://secure.rec1.com/WI/ashland-wi/catalog Any questions call 715-682-7059.
  • The East End Ice Rink hopefully be opening January 9th.  Located at 16th Ave E & 5th St E.  Lights will be on nightly from dusk to 10pm. Warming house will not be open.  Any questions call 715-682-7059.

2021 EVENTS

  • 01/16-17/2021
    Wisconsin State Free Fishing Weekend, no license required. For more information, call 715-682-2500, or visit www.dnr.wi.gov.
  • 01/16/2021
    Iron River Annual Fishin’ Chicks Ice Fishing Contest, at Pine Point Lodge in  Delta, WI, from 9am-4pm. Virtual event.  Only women compete, men can attend and assist. Proceeds benefit breast cancer awareness efforts. For more information or to register, call 715-292-2408. Fishenchicksforbreastcancer.org
  • 01/16/2021
    Ice Fishing Contest, 8am-3pm, at Clam Lake, held by Elk Country ATV Club. 715-794-2298.
  • 01/16/2021
    Wisconsin High School Ice Fishing Tournament presented by the Wisconsin National Guard, on Chequamegon Bay, from 7am-3pm. Send off and weigh-in at the Armory, 420 Sanborn Ave. For more information, call 715-577-2590 or email slafler@careertrain.com.
  • 01/19/2021
    JET Travel – Travel Talk Schedule:  Seeking wanderlust? What’s it like to travel during COVID? Where can I travel now? Do these questions ever run through your mind? If they do, you’ve come to the right place! Our Travel Talks take place every Tuesday and include very useful information just like that! So far we’ve talked with travel partners in Alaska, had Travel Trivia, and spoke with AmaWaterways. They’re selling out fast so don’t delay if you’re interested! River cruises are nearly all sold out for 2021 and are already going fast in 2022. Hot trends on the river are Christmas Markets (I can’t wait to go back on one!).  There’s much more were that came from! Check out our upcoming schedule:  January 19 – Travel Trivia; January 26 – Hawaii.  If you haven’t seen the talks yet but, would like to, please click the link to head to our Facebook page! These talks are posted every Tuesday night at 6pm. Please stay tuned as more updates will be coming!
  • 01/23/2021
    Packer Mania on Main

    • Businesses on Main Street will have a Packer special
    • Businesses will have some sort of tailgating, either outside or inside their business
    • Live Remote on Main Street from 11am – 1pm and prizes for best dressed Packer and Best decorated Packer Car

    Packer Car Parade through Ashland at 12noon

    • Line up starts on the 900 block of west Main Street ( 1 block west of the Cobblestone Inn & Suites) Parade Runs East on Main Street to Ellis – South to 3rd St – West on 3rd St to Beaser Ave – South on Beaser to 11th St. – East on 11th St. to Ellis Ave – cross Ellis Ave to 7th Ave East by Penn Park and North to Main St then West on Main St back to the start.

    Students and Families are encouraged to decorate Green and Gold all week!!

    Snow Bombing- spray bottle with cold water and food coloring can be used to bomb the snow with Packer Art.

    If students want to help decorate Main Street storefronts they can make Packer posters and bring to the chamber and we will distribute. We also have paper if needed.

  • 01/26/2021
    JET Travel – Travel Talk Schedule:  Seeking wanderlust? What’s it like to travel during COVID? Where can I travel now? Do these questions ever run through your mind? If they do, you’ve come to the right place! Our Travel Talks take place every Tuesday and include very useful information just like that! So far we’ve talked with travel partners in Alaska, had Travel Trivia, and spoke with AmaWaterways. They’re selling out fast so don’t delay if you’re interested! River cruises are nearly all sold out for 2021 and are already going fast in 2022. Hot trends on the river are Christmas Markets (I can’t wait to go back on one!).  There’s much more were that came from! Check out our upcoming schedule:   January 26 – Hawaii.  If you haven’t seen the talks yet but, would like to, please click the link to head to our Facebook page! These talks are posted every Tuesday night at 6pm. Please stay tuned as more updates will be coming!
  • 01/31/2021
    Sundays on Chequamegon Bay, Car Ice-Races, if conditions permit.  3/8 mile oval track on Lake Superior.  Full/midsize cars and trucks and also FWD are all welcome to join our fun on Sunday afternoons.  Weather and ice conditions can change, please check Ashland Ice-Racing Facebook page here for more information and updates.

2020 EVENTS

  • 01/01-31/2020
    Bay City Cycles Winter Tune Up Specials! January & February Only. Basic Tune-Up: 10% off. Deluxe Tune-Up: 15% off. Super Tune-Up: 20% off. Overhaul: 30% off. For more information, call 715-682-2091.
  • 1/03/2020
    Vaughn Public Library presents, Friday Night Teen Take Over from 5-8pm. A fun night for teens only! Movies, pizza and popcorn! BART bus rides home available at 8:00 pm to Ashland and Odanah. For more information, call 715-682-7060.
  • 01/07/2020
    Vaughn Public Library presents, Monthly Movie Matinee showing Mike Wallace Is Here @ 1:30 pm. “Relying exclusively on archival footage, the film interrogates the interrogator, tracking Mike’s storied career and troubled personal life while unpacking how broadcast journalism evolved to today’s precarious tipping point.” NR Documentary. 90 minutes. For more information, call 715-682-7060.
  • 01/11/2020
    Dribbling Dockers at the Ashland High School Field House, 10-11am. Dribbling Dockers registration is FREE for all K-1 students. The goal of this program is to teach fundamental skills of the game of basketball to youth in  fun, organized and educational ways.  This class is taught by adult coaches and High School students- athletes from the Ashland High School boys and girls basketball programs under the direction of the Ashland Athletic Department.  Any questions email Ricky Bretting at rickybretting@gmail.com.  Looking forward to seeing all the kids in the gym!
  • 01/11/2020
    Northwoods Harness Club presents the 34th Annual Sleigh & Cutter Rally at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, 29270 Co Hwy G.  1800′s costumes, antique sleighs. Food served on grounds.  Hook-up time is 11am, narrated and judged exhibition starts at 1pm.  Free admission.  Free sleigh rides at 11am to around 12noon. For more information, call 715-685-9983.  http://northwoods-harness.org/
  • 01/11/2020
    Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents, “Trout Unlimited Fly Tying Get Together” from 11am-2pm. Join the local chapter of Trout Unlimited for an afternoon of fly-tying demos and telling fish stories in a relaxed small group gathering. For more information, visit www.nglvc.org or call 715-682-4703.
  • 01/11/2020
    The Gathering Barn Winter Extravaganza at The Gathering Barn 50467 St Hwy 13, 4:30-11pm.  Appetizers by New China, 5-8pm and dancing with Night Flyer, 6-10pm.  Cash Bar & Door Prizes.  Tickets are $20.  Call 715-292-0845 to reserve tickets.
  • 01/11/2020
    ABC Raceway 2019 Awards Celebration, at the Bad River Lodge and Casino, 73370 US Hwy 2, 5pm-12am. Open to the public. You, pit crew, family, friends, and fans are cordially invited to a celebration of another successful year of racing. Social hour at 5pm, dinner from 6pm, award ceremony at 7pm. Social Hour to continue after the awards until midnight. Dinner tickets must be purchased in advance, no tickets sold at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 715-746-2390 or 715-682-2672, or visit www.abcraceway.com
  • 01/11/2020
    15th Annual Ashland Snowmobile Club Raffles, “Cashing In On The New Year” Drawing. At the Neighborly Bar at 7pm. Need not be present to win cash prizes. The raffle includes: 1st-$5,000; 2nd-$2,000; 3rd-$1,000; 4th-$500; 5th-9th-$200; 10th-$500. Only 300 tickets will be sold, $50 per ticket. For more information, call 715-292-1115 or visit www.ashlandsnowmobileclub.org.
  • 01/11-12/2020
    Special Olympics Invitational at Mt. Ashwabay. Mt. Ashwabay is proud to host this talented group of athletes. They will take part in downhill, snowboard, and snowshoe races. Saturday is registration and training. Sunday is race day!! Come cheer on the athletes! For more information, call 715-779-3227.
  • 01/14/2020
    Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents, “Zoo Mobile- Animals Underground” at 11-11:45am and 12-12:45pm. Toddler program sponsored by the Friends of the Center through generosity of Lanny and Judy Neider. For more information, visit www.nglvc.org or call 715-685-9983.
  • 01/14/2020
    Join your friends from JET Travel for Travel Bingo at The Safari, 423 Main Street at 6pm. We can’t wait to see you there! 715-682-9591.
  • 01/16/2020
    Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents, “Just the Bear Facts”, 7-8:30pm in the Theater. Doors open at 6:15. Scott Walter, Large Carnivore specialist for the Wisconsin DNR, will describe the ecology of one of Wisconsin’s most recognizable wildlife species- The American Black Bear. Free and open to the public. Presented by the Friends of North Pikes Creek Wetlands. For more information, call 715-779-5599.
  • 01/18/2020
    Dribbling Dockers at the Ashland High School Field House, 10-11am. Dribbling Dockers registration is FREE for all K-1 students. The goal of this program is to teach fundamental skills of the game of basketball to youth in  fun, organized and educational ways.  This class is taught by adult coaches and High School students- athletes from the Ashland High School boys and girls basketball programs under the direction of the Ashland Athletic Department.  Any questions email Ricky Bretting at rickybretting@gmail.com.  Looking forward to seeing all the kids in the gym!
  • 01/18/2020
    Snow Shoe Stomp in Prentice Park from 10am-12pm. Free guided snowshoe stomp on the new 1.5 miles of packed snowshoe trails. Bonfire, hot chocolate, snow games and more. Sponsored by Solstice Outdoors and Ashland Parks & Rec. For more information, call 715-682-7059.
  • 01/18/2020
    Encores! A FREE concert in the Ashland High School Auditorium, 6pm, 1900 Beaser Ave. Performers are from the 90’s band The Whole Deal; Michael Oien, Michael Nemec, Bill Knoblauch, and Brett Hulmer as Tommy Garrington. Free admission.
  • 01/18/2020
    Bad River Lodge & Casino presents, Garry Wesley- A Tribute to Elvis. Featuring Elaine Wesley as Patsy Cline. Doors open at 8pm, music begins at 9pm. Free Admission. For more information, visit badriver.com.
  • 01/24/2020
    Bay City Cycles For the Love of Bikes: Bicycle Inspired Art Show. Artist’s Reception January 24th 5pm to 7pm. Refreshments. Celebrate our love of bicycles and art with us. Art on display January 24th through February 21st. See baycitycycles.com/events/ for more information.
  • 01/24-26/2020
    Legendary Waters Pow Wow, 37600 Onigamiing Dr, Bayfield. Grand entry at 1pm. Break 4pm. Grand Entry 6pm. Special Dances. No walk-in drums, special event hotel rate, vendor tables. For more information call (800) 226-8478.
  • 01/25/2020
    Bay City Sledding Days! Bohemian Hall, 319 11th Ave E, open as a warming house for sledding from 10am-2pm. For more information call 715-682-7059.
  • 01/25/2020
    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.
  • 01/25/2020
    Bohemian Fest featuring TrueGrass! with Molly O and Hoff Stevens. Bar and Raffle! 5-10pm, cost: $10. Fundraiser for Bohemian Hall! Proceeds will help with renovation of this historic building. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/baycitybohemian/.
  • 01/25/2020
    The BRICK presents “Taste of the Bay 2020” from 7-9pm at the Northland College Ponzio Campus Center. Sample foods from restaurants and caterers all over the local area and support The Brick. Limited tickets for sale ($30/person). $40 at the door. Available at The Brick, the Ashland Chamber, Northland College library, and from Brick board members. For more information, call 715-682-7425 or email director.thebrick@centurytel.net.
  • 01/26/2020
    The Ashland Knights of Columbus will host an all you can eat Pancake and Sausage Breakfast from 8-11am at Our Lady of the Lake Social Hall, 201 Lake Shore Drive East, Ashland.  Cost: $6 for adults; $4 for children 6-11; free for children 5 and under. For more information, call 715-682-9621.
  • 01/27/2020
    The Enrichment Center’s Annual All-You-Can-Eat Pizza Buffet & Basket Raffle at The Alley, 808 W Main St, from 4-7pm. Variety of pizza, spaghetti & meatballs, ceasar salad and breadsticks & more! Basket raffles and 50/50 drawing. All proceeds from this event will go towards new doors. Tickets are $13/Adult and $9/Child. Available for sale at the Enrichment Center and the Bargain Hut. For more information, call 715-682-2776.
  • 01/28/2020
    Vaughn Public Library presents, Computer Clinic for Beginners 4:30-6pm community meeting room 2nd Floor VPL.  WITC students will assist learners.  The focus of this session will be effective internet searching. For more information, call 715-682-7060.
  • 01/28/2020
    Vaughn Public Library presents, Book Buzz discussing “Revolution of Marina M” by Janet Fitch at 6pm.”St. Petersburg, New Year’s Eve, 1916. Marina Makarova is a young woman of privilege who aches to break free of the constraints of her genteel life, a life about to be violently upended by the vast forces of history. Swept up on these tides, Marina will join the marches for workers’ rights, fall in love with a radical young poet, and betray everything she holds dear, before being betrayed in turn.” For more information, call 715-682-7060.
  • 01/31-02/02/2020
    Chequamegon Theatre Association presents “Art by Yasmina Reza” 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 715-682-5554 or visit www.ctatheatre.org.