Calendar » JANUARY 2019

  • 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 observation tower. The NGLVC will be closed on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1. Click here to 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.
  • Wednesday Night Open Skating, at the Bay Area Civic Center, 320 W. 4th Ave., from 7-9pm. Wednesday night open skating will continue through March 15, 2017. Open to the public for a minimal fee. For more information, call 715-682-2221.
  • Mt. Ashwabay Winter Season Events/Programs. Friday Kids Youth Night, Saturdays MadSki  program, Sundays NASTAR racing, and Wednesdays Women’s Cross Country Ski Group.  For more information, call 715-779-3227, or visit www.mtashwabay.org.
  • Sundays on Chequamegon Bay, Car Ice-Races starting January 15. Weather and ice conditions can change, please check Ashland Ice-Racing facebook page here for more information and updates.
  • Bad River Lodge and Casino presents ” Cash Blast Progressive Drawings” every Tuesday in January from 1-7pm. Win cash every hour! For more information call 715-682-7121.
  • Winter Fat Bike Ride sponsored by the North Coast Cycling Association every Saturday. Meeting locations will be announced via Facebook and email. Most likely meeting locations will be North Coast Coffee or Coco’s in Washburn or Big Water Coffee or The Fat Radish in Bayfield at 9:30am and decide the ride location from there. For more information, visit www.northcoastcycling.com or call 715-209-8169.
  • Health Insurance Marketplace presents open enrollment and re-enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) ending on Jan. 31, 2017, at Ashland Job Center, 422 3rd St. West, Suite 200. Call for an appointment today, at 715-682-9141 or 888-780-4237, or visit nwcep.org.
  • Bad River Lodge & Casino presents “Polar Punch” every Saturday in January from 7-11pm. $7,500 in cash and prizes! For more information, call  715-682-7121.
  • 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.
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    New Year Mile presented by APR and Ignite Fitness at 10am. Run will start and finish at the Bretting Community Center. Cost is $5. For more information, call 715-682-7059.
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    Achieving our Goals: Webinar WITC, available online from 11:30-12pm.
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    Full Moon XC Ski at Mt. Ashwabay, 32525 Ski Hill Rd., Bayfield, from 5:30-8pm. For more information, call 715-779-3227, or visit www.mtashwabay.org.
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    Kinder Kritters-Livin’ in the Savannah at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center from 11-11:45am. Learn about life in a savannah as you meet up close animals. For more information visit www.nglvc.org.
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    Renewable Energy Workshop Series- Solar For Homewowners at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center from 6:30-8pm. Presentation by Chris LaForge. For more information, visit https://bayfield.uwex.edu/2017/11/09/renewable-energy-workshop-series/
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    Freehands Lakeside presents live music from , “Noble Sound System” at Freehands Lakeside, 2521 Lake Shore Dr W, Ashland, from 7-10pm. For more information call 715-685-2583.
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    Bay Area Film Society at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center at 7:30pm. For more information visit www.bayareafilmsociety.org.
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    Cheeky Monkey- Food Safari at the Chequamegon Food Co-op from 10-11am. In Store. Free. No reservations necessary. Children ages 12 and under can sample different and usual foods while exploring the “jungle” at the Co-op. Each child will receive a gift bag loaded with fun goodies after completing their exploration.  For more information call 715-682-8251.
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    “Elvis Costume, Dance & Singing Contest” at the Bad River Lodge and Casino at 9pm. Registration from 7pm-8:30pm. 1st place: $1,500, 2nd place: 1,000, and 3rd place: $750. Must be a players club member.  Special gift for the first 100 audience members. Preregistration at guest service anytime. For more information call 715-682-7121.
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    Ashland Youth Hockey Bantam Tournament. For more information, visit www.ashlandhockey.org.
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    Now-Jan 31 registration for Ashland Healthcare Professional Day Conference.  Conference held on February 2 at WITC and is FREE. Topics include Type 2 Diabetes Update, Overlap: The puzzle of pediatric mental illnesses symptoms and treatments, Domestic Violence, power of attorney, guardianship and end-of-life issues, common issues in the postpartum period and Men in Nursing.  Continental Breakfast and Lunch included free!  Call 715-682-4591 for more information.
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    Wisconsin Historical Society School Programs at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center from 10am-3pm. Madeline Island Museum staff will be offering two educational programs for schools and homeschool groups in grades 3-6 for a fee of $2 per student at the NGLVC. Time slots are 10:00am-Noon for school classes and 1:00pm-3:00pm for homeschool groups. Reservations are required by calling Keldi Merton at 715-747-2415. Reservation is required by the Friday before the event. A minimum registration needs to be made for classes to be held.Available dates are January 9, 16, 23 and 30. Inside an Image: In our world, we look at pictures all day long, but are there things we are missing? Students will use a variety of historical, local images to explore the stories of Northern Wisconsin. They will learn about cultural clues that give a broader understanding to the lives and times of the subjects. The students will take their own images and look for their own clues that research might notice years from now. Dig into Archaeology: Students will “go on a dig” to discover how archaeologists perform their job. They will learn how to use the tools of an archaeologist to map a site. Students will then move to analyzing the artifacts in order to discover the various peoples living in Wisconsin for the past 10,000 years. For more information call 715-685-9983.
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    Northwest Wisconsin Business Services Team monthly webinar at 11am.  This webinar is titled Ex-offender Employment: An opportunity & strategy for a competitive advantage in today’s economy. Click her for the flyer.  More information can also be found at: http://www.nwwib.com/bizserviceswebinars/.
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    Wellness Wednesday at the Chequamegon Food Co-op all day. Free. No reservation necessary.  Stop by to learn more about the local wellness products and services. For more information call 715-682-8251.
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    Renewable Energy Workshop- Solar for Homeowners-Personalized Planning Session at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center from 6-8pm. $20. Registration Required. For more information visit https://bayfield.uwex.edu/2017/11/09/renewable-energy-workshop-series/.
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    Women Into Networking at the Chequamegon Food Co-op from noon-1pm. Presented by Jill Gibson from Long Island Tae Kwon Do. She will be teaching some self- defense for women and letting us know about her upcoming class. Cost: $10-includes lunch. Must RSVP with name and phone number by texting or calling 906-364-9100 or through facebook.
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    Northwoods Harness Club presents the 32nd Annual Sleigh & Cutter Rally at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, 29270 Co. Hwy. G., from 11am-3pm.
    Hook-up at 11am. 11am – 12:30pm FREE Sleigh Rides sponsored by Northern State Bank. Parade is at 1pm. Concessions. Free admission. For more information, call 715-685-9983.
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    Oredock Saloon 1st annual Ice fishing contest.  $10 entry fee, 100% pay out for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in categories: northern, Walleye, Trout/splake/salmon, Perch.  Fish weigh in until 6pm at Oredock Saloon.  Fish any lake-fish at your own risk, no frozen fish. Door prizes, Chinese raffle.  715-682-4667.
    ***** live band ‘Eye for an Eye’ from 8pm until midnight***
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    Legendary Waters Resort & Casino, 37600 Onigamiing Dr,  presents “Legendary Cribbage Tournament” at 5pm. Registration begins 3pm. For more information, call 800-226-8478 or visit www.legendarywaters.com.
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    Encores! A FREE concert presented by Ashland Rotary Club and Ashland Music Boosters at 6pm, in the Ashland High School Auditorium, 1900 Beaser Ave. Free admission. Freewill offering. Concert proceeds will fund Ashland Rotary Education Leadership Grants and Ashland Music Booster Musical Instruments, Summer Music Camps, and Music Scholarships. For more information, please visit www.ashlandencores.org.
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    13th Annual Ashland Snowmobile Club Raffles, “Cashing In On The New Year.” At 7pm. Need not be present to win cash prizes. Two different raffles! The first raffle includes: 1st-$2,000; 2nd-$1,000; 3rd-$500; 4th-$500; 5th-9th-$150; 10th-20th-$75. Only 200 tickets will be sold, $50 per ticket. For more information, call 715-292-1115 or visit www.ashlandsnowmobileclub.org.
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    Sessions form the Martin Hanson Theatre at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center from 2-4pm. “Chance” in concert with the world renowned Jazz violinist Randy Sabien. Fee. For more information visit www.nglvc.org.
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    A Musical Partnership Springs Anew.  The Chequamegon Area Choir is pursuing a new adventure by partnering with the Garland City Consort to provide an inspirational, Baroque Concert, this spring.  Weekly rehearsals for the Chequamegon Area Choir begin on Monday, January 15 at 7 pm at the Washburn United Methodist Church.  Registration & distribution of music folders begins at 6:30pm.  Any and all interested singers 16 years and older are invited- no auditions necessary.  The Garland City Consort meets every Tuesday from 6-7 pm at the United Presbyterian-Congregational Church in Ashland.   For more information, visit their Facebook pages; you can also contact Director Michael Powers of the Chequamegon Area Choir at 715-373-5371 or Concertmaster Andrew McInnes of the Garland City Cosnsort at 715-331-8111.
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    Ashland Science On Tap presents Tim Van Deelen PhD with “Carnivore Communities of the Apostle Island National Lakeshore”, 808 W. Main St., at 6:30pm. For more information, call 715-682-4200 or visit www.ashlandscience.org
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    Legendary Waters presents, ” Crab Leg Buffet” from 5-10pm. $19 Adult, and $10 Kids age 12 and under. Buffet includes soup and salad bar and standard drink. No regular menu. For more information call 800-226-8478.
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    Bay Area Film Society at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center at 7:30pm. Fee. For more information visit www.bayareafilmsociety.org
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    Glidden Ice Fishing Contest, at Clam Lake, Elk Country ATV Club. 715-794-2298 or 715-681-0581.
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    Bay City Sledding Days! Bohemian Hall, 319 11th Ave E, open as a warming house for sledding from 10am-3pm. For more information call 715-682-7059.
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    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.
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    Annual Butternut/Schnur Lake Association Fisheree at Butternut Resort, 11633 Lakeview Rd., Butternut, from 7am-5pm. There is a minimal registration fee. For more information, call 715-769-3333.
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    Roll Your Own Sushi at the Chequamegon Food Co-op from 10am-12pm. Cost: $20/$15 owner. Instructor: Chef: Lars Dukowitz, Cooking with Lars. Registration Deadline: January 18. You’ll be rolling your own sushi at home after taking this class. Learn techniques  to make tight tolls with tasty filling. For more information call 715-682-8251.
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    Iron River Annual Fishin’ Chicks Ice Fishing Contest, on Spider Lake, Iron River, from 10am-3pm. Only women compete, men can attend and assist. Proceeds benefit breast cancer awareness efforts. $40 per admission. For more information, visit www.fishinchicksforbreastcancer.com
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    ABC Raceway 2017 Awards Celebration, at the AmericInn of Ashland, 3009 E. Lake Shore Dr., 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,dancing 8:30pm-12midnight. 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.
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    Bad River Lodge and Casino presents, “Annual Karaoke Contest Preliminaries”. Registration is 7-8pm. First Place: $1,500, 2nd place: $1,000, 3rd place: $750. Must be 21 years or older. Grand Finale is March 17. For more information call 715-682-7121.
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    Wisconsin State Free Fishing Weekend, no license required. For more information, call 715-682-2500, or visit www.dnr.wi.gov.
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    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.
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    Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit the Ketring Family.  Please join us for food, music, and camaraderie over spaghetti.  3-7pm at the Bohemian Hall, 319 11th ave East.  Questions call Nancy at 845-721-4729
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    The Enrichment Center’s Annual All-You-Can-Eat Pizza Buffet & Basket Raffle at The Alley, 808 W Main St, from 4-7pm. All proceeds from this event will go towards new carpeting for the Center. Tickets are $12.99/Adult and $8.99/Child. Available for sale at the Enrichment Center and the Bargain Hut. For more information, call 715-682-2776.
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    Chequamegon Bay Arts Council Annual Meeting at the Washburn Cultural Center, 5:30-8:30pm.  Join us for a potluck dinner, election of officers, and a program highlighting grant recipients from 2017. Grant recipients who will be presenting at annual meeting include Liesl Settgas for The Groundlings, Angela Vasser for Washburn PTO and Kathleen Broadwell and Andrew McInnes for Garland City Consort.  Special guests include George Tzougros and Karen Goeschko from the Wisconsin State Arts Board.  Everyone is welcome!  406-580-1619.  www.cbayarts.org
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    Wisconsin Arts Board Town Meeting & Technical Assistance Workshop at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center from 10am-1:45pm. The Wisconsin Arts Board and the Chequamegon Bay Arts Council are presenting a town meeting and a workshop on nonprofit issues. Please RSVP if you plan on attending one or both events by sending them an email at artsboard@wisconsin.gov by Friday, January 19.
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    Perfect Pies at the Chequamegon Food Co-op from 5:30-7:30pm. Instructor: Chef Lars Dukowitz, Cooking with Lars. Cost: $20/$15 owner. Registration deadline: January 19. It’s National Pie Day! Learn the basics of a delectable, flaky crust and gooey inside. For more information call 715-682-8251.
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    Renewable Energy Workshop Series- Solar for Business & Government- Personalized Planning Session at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center from 6-8pm. $20 fee. Registration required. For more information visit https://bayfield.uwex.edu/2017/11/09/renewable-energy-workshop-series/.
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    Business On Stage at the Alvord Theatre on the Northland College Campus. Complimentary Pizza at 6pm, Prsentation and Q&A at 6:30pm, Networking at 7:30pm. For more information, call 715-209-4589 or 715-682-8344 or visit www.businessonstage.org.
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    Ashland Area Cares Appreciation Dinner at the AmericInn.  social Hour at 6pm and Dinner at 7pm.  $15 per person.  tickets are available at the Ashland Daily Press Office.  For more information call 715-718-6401.
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    American Kestrel Project at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center from 7-9pm. Presented by Erik Olson Interdisciplinary Ecologist & Assistant Professor of Natural Resources at Northland College. Sponsored by Chequamegon Audubon Society, Friends of the North Pikes Creek Wetlands, Chequamegon Birders. For more information visit www.nglvc.org.
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    13th Annual Justin Donner Memorial Fisheree, at Donner’s Bay on Turtle Flambeau Flowage, from 7am-4pm. $1500 Cash giveaway throughout the day. Free kids fisheree.  For more information, call 715-762-2956, or visit www.jpdwarrior.com/fisheree.html.
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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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    Women’s Nordic Ski Clinic at the Chequamegon Bay Golf Club, from 9am-2pm. Cost:$35(includes lunch). Sponsored by Ignite Fitness, Solstice Outdoors, New Moon Bike & Ski, and Ashland Parks & Rec. For more information, call 715-682-7059.
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    The Smallest Falcon at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center from 10-11am. The American Kestrel is North America’s smallest falcon, but as we all know, big things come in small packages. Come learn more about this tiny predator and meet the Museum’s live kestrel. Please come early to find a seat as program will start on time. Presented by the Cable Natural History Museum and sponsored by the Friends of the Visitor Center. For more information visit www.nglvc.org.
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    Wild Foods Cookery: Northern Nuts at the Chequamegon Food Co-op from 10am-12pm. Instructor: Gil Schwartz, Seasonally Sourced Foods. Cost: $20/$15 owner. Registration deadline: January 25. Cook and sample various dishes like toasted nuts, nuts oils, a coffee substitute, and acorn porridge. For more information call 715-682-8251.
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    6th Annual Penokee Mountain Range Riders Winter Bash Fundraiser, at High Bridge Oasis, 39187 St Hwy 13, at 7pm.  For more information, call 715-274-2084 or 715-681-0883, email  vballnigh@yahoo.com, or check them out on Facebook.
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    The BRICK presents “Taste of the Bay 2018” 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.
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    Legendary Waters Pow Wow, 37600 Onigamiing Dr, Bayfield. Grand entry at 1pm. Break 4pm. Grand Entry 6pm. Nathan Morris dance specials. No walk in drums, special event hotel rate, vendor tables. For more information call (800) 226-8478.
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    The Ashland Knights of Columbus will host a pancake and sausage breakfast on January 28, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to noon at Our Lady of the Lake Social Hall, 201 Lakeshore Drive East, Ashland. Prices are $6 for adults, $4 for children 6-12, and no charge for children five and under.  All proceeds will benefit Our Lady of the Lake School.
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    Fitting into our Strategic Plan: WITC Webinar, available online from 11:30-12pm.
    For more information click here.
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    Restoring Democracy through Fair Elections at 6:30pm at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center.  Dan Theno will present this important presentation on Wisconsin’s role in the national discussion on gerrymandering and partisan redistricting. Partisan map drawing allows politicians to choose their voters, not the voters choosing the politicians. Do you want your vote to count? Dan is a former Mayor of Ashland and 4-term State Republican Senator from the 25th District. He is currently retired, lives in Green Bay WI, and involved in civic affairs, including WI Fair Elections Project. Sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Ashland & Bayfield Counties. (LWV/ABC) is a nonpartisan political organization whose main objective is to promote political responsibility through the informed and active participation of all citizens in government at all levels, especially locally. For more information call 715-685-9983.