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.
TBD Open Skating every Sunday, in the month of January. At the Bay Area Civic Center, 320 W. 4th Ave., from 5-7pm. Open to the public for a minimal fee. For more information, call 715-682-2221.
TBD Bayfield Recreation Center Home School Swim, every Wednesday September 5- May 22, from 1-2:30pm. Walk In: Rec Center Members FREE. Non-members: $5/ child or $15/family. Enjoy open swimming with other Home School students and families. For more information, call 715-779-5408 or visit recreationandfitnessresources.org/bayfield-rec-center.
Mt. Ashwabay Winter Season Events/Programs. Saturday Kids Youth Night from January 12- March 9 from 3-8pm, Saturdays MadSki program from January 12-February 16, and Sundays NASTAR racing starting January 6. For more information, call 715-779-3227, or visit www.mtashwabay.org.
Sundays on ChequamegonBay, Car Ice-Races starting January 13. Weather and ice conditions can change, please check Ashland Ice-Racing Facebook page here for more information and updates.
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.
Northwoods Harness Club presents the 34th 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.
15th Annual Ashland Snowmobile Club Raffle Drawing, 7pm at the Neighborly Bar, 1031 W Main St.
01/18/2020 Glidden Ice Fishing Contest, at Clam Lake, Elk Country ATV Club. 715-794-2298.
Free Fishing Weekend in Wisconsin.
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 email@example.com.
01/31-02/02/2020 Chequamegon Theatre Association presents “Art by Yasmina Reza” auditions, 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.
TBD Bay City Cycles Winter Tune Up Specials! Basic Tune-Up: $50. Deluxe Tune-Up: $65. Super Tune-Up: $70. For more information, call 715-682-2091.
TBD Adult Pickleball League Kickoff at the Bretting Community Center Gym from 10am-12noon. Free! Help us get our new pickleball league off to a great start! For more information, call 715-682-7059.
TBD Bad River Lodge and Casino presents, “Elvis Costume Dance & Singing Contest”. Registration begins at 7pm and closes at 8:30pm sharp. No late entries!! Must be in Elvis attire! 1st place: $1,500. 2nd place: $1,000. 3rd place: $750. For more information, visit www.badriver.com or call 715-682-7121.
TBD Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents, “Zoo Mobile” at 11-11:45am. Toddler program sponsored by the Friends of the Center through generosity of Lanny and Judy Neider. Every animal helper has an important job in nature. Uncover the mysterious lives of four unique animals and learn how they help the planet. For more information, visit www.nglvc.org or call 715-685-9983.
TBD Chequamegon Food Co-op presents, “Beginner Knife Skills” from 5:30-7:30pm. Sharpen your cutting skills in this technique-focused class. Bring your own knives and cutting board. Instructor: Chef Lars Dukowitz, Cooking with Lars. Cost: $20/$15 owner. Registration required. Cost is per person. Space is limited! Register at Customer Service or by calling 715-682-8251. Registration deadline is January 6.
TBD Harbor View Event Center presents, “History of Brownstone Quarrying.” at 7pm. $5 admission includes light refreshments by CoCo and live music. Join the Washburn Historical Association in their 8th annual Tony Wok History Festival at the Harbor View Event Center. Quarrying played a huge role in the early development of the Bayfield Peninsula. Local expert, Tom Gerstenberger, will discuss the details of nine major quarries. For more information call Harbor View Event Center (715) 209-7279. Located at 130 Harbor View Drive, Washburn.
TBD Chequamegon Food Co-op presents, “Wellness Wednesday” all day. Free. No reservations necessary. Stop by to learn more about local wellness products and services. Local wellness product makers and practitioners will be in-store throughout the day. Owners also receive 10% off wellness products. For more information, call 715-682-8251.
TBD Women into Networking. Every second Wednesday of every month. Anchor Bar (old Platter) from 5-6:30pm. 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.
TBd Aqua Zumba Pool Party at the Bayfield Recreation Center from 6-7pm. With Lynda Warren. Walk In: $10/class. Program Punch Card: $79/10 Program Walk-Ins. The Zumba version of a pool party, Aqua Zumba is a safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, a ton of fun. For more information, call 715-779-5408 or visit https://www.recreationandfitnessresources.org/bayfield-rec-center.html.
TBD Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents, “2019 Solar Group Buy Information Session” from 7-8:30pm. Presented by Cheq Bay Renewables and Next Energy Solution. Cheq Bay Renewables (CBR) is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit and Next Energy Solution is our contractor, headquartered in Shell Lake, WI. The purpose of the session is to give people the necessary information to make an informed decision as to whether a solar photovoltaic (PV) system would be a good investment and wise energy choice for their home or business. By forming a group, everyone participating receives a volume discount, making solar energy affordable for almost everyone. CBR’s 2018 Solar Group Buy was the biggest in the state of Wisconsin, ever, at 547.5kW of installed solar capacity and 85 installations. For more information, call 715-685-9983 or visit www.nglvc.org.
TBD Penokee Mountain Poker Run! Stops in Mellen, Glidden, Clam Lake, and more! You can do it by snowmobile, ATV, vehicle, etc. Ends at Copper Ridge. Winter bash is on the 19th at Copper Ridge. For more information, call 715-292-0006.
TBD 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.
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.
14th 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. 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.
TBD Chequamegon Food Co-op presents, “Making Vinegar 101” from 1-3pm. Cindy Hale of Clover Valley Farms & Vinegary will give a quick introduction to the different type of vinegars, how they are made and their different characteristics. She will lead you through the steps of creating your own homemade wine and fruit vinegars. You will go home with a jar of bacterial “mother” and an easy to follow procedure for culturing your own homemade and healthful vinegars. Cost: $20/$15 owner. Register at Customer Service or call 715-682-8251. Registration deadline is January 11.
Ashland Science On Tap presents Toben Lafrancois PhD with “Invasive Zebra Mussels and Native Mussel Communities in the Apostle Islands: Results from Recent SCUBA Surveys and Genetic Source Population Analysis”, 808 W. Main St., at 6:30pm. For more information, call 715-682-4200 or visit www.ashlandscience.org
3rd Thursday! You know, Thirsty Thursday, Thankful Thursday, Throwback Thursday, and now 3rd THURSDAY!!!!!! Downtown Retail Business will be open until 8pm on the 3rd THURSDAY of every month, with specials. Bargains!! Fun!! An evening of shopping! For more information call 715-682-2500 or visit www.visitashland.com.
TBD Wellness Talks with Jen Torborg of Orthopedic & Spine Therapy at the Bayfield Rec Center from 9-10am. 300 Manypenny Ave. Improving balance throughout your lifetime. For more information, call 7159130400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TBD Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents, “Wisconsin Wolves presented by Adrian Wydeven” from 7-8:30pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Adrian Wydeven, wolf biologist and Chair of the Timber Wolf Alliance Council, will present an update on wolf status and management issues in Wisconsin, and the wolf reintroduction program at Isle Royale National Park. Additionally, Wydeven will explore interactions and ecology of wolves and beaver – discussing research currently ongoing at Voyageurs National Park. Program sponsored by the Friends of the North Pikes Creek Wetlands. For more information, call 715-685-9983 or visit www.nglvc.org.
TBD Showcase for Recovery Benefit & Fundraiser for NorthLakes Community Clinic’s Resource Coordinator Program at the Sandbar. From 5:30-8pm! Free and open to the public. Guests can enjoy complimentary food and non-alcoholic drinks, door prizes, live music by various artists, raffle and silent auctions (featuring local artists and businesses)! Sponsored by The Tavern League of Wisconsin, The Tavern League of Ashland & Bayfield Counties & MMC. In partnership with NorthLakes Community Clinic & Chequamegon Bay Voices for Recovery. Check NorthLakes Community Clinic’s Facebook page in January for weekly highlights on raffle and auction items. For more information, call 715-685-2200.
“Mary Poppins” performance at the Ashland High School, 1900 Beaser Ave, Ashland. January 18 at 7pm. January 19 at 2pm and 7pm. January 20 at 2pm. For more information, call 715-682-7089.
Annual Butternut/Schnur Lake Association Fisheree at Butternut Resort, 11633 Lakeview Rd., Butternut, from 7am-5pm. There is a minimal registration fee. Raffle tickets with lots of prizes to give away! Raffle drawings at 5:30pm. For more information, call 715-769-3333.
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 email@example.com.
TBD Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents, “Trout Unlimited Fly Tying Get Together” from 10am-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 715-685-9983.
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
TBD Chequamegon Food Co-op presents, “Cheeky Monkey Food Safari” from 10-11:20am. Free. No reservation necessary. Children ages 12 and under can sample different, unusual foods while exploring the “jungle” at the Co-op. Each child will receive a gift bag loaded with fun goodies after completing their exploration. This activity will help your child learn to try new foods, and he or she may come away with a new favorite. For more information, call 715-682-8251.
TBD Indoor Ice Fishing Tournament at the Neighborly Bar from 1-7pm. Proceeds to benefit the North Wisconsin Rod & Gun Club Ice Bridge Project. Chinese raffle, 50/50 raffle, and fish fry served 4-6pm. For more information, please Annette Brown at 262-689-0539 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
7th Annual Penokee Mountain Range Riders Winter Bash Fundraiser, at Copper Ridge in Mellen, 129 E Bennett Ave, at 5pm. Music, raffles, food and more! For more information, call 715-292-0006.
TBD ABC Raceway 2018 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, 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.
TBD Wisconsin State Free Fishing Weekend, no license required. For more information, call 715-682-2500, or visit www.dnr.wi.gov.
Ticket sale for the Father-Daughter Dinner Dance, which takes place February 22 or 23, at the Lake Superior Elementary School from 5-6pm. Calling all fathers and daughters, young and old! Hosted by the Lake Superior Elementary Parent Teacher Organization, from 6-9:30pm at the AmericInn Conference Center in Ashland. Tickets are $25. For more information, call Tricia Lund at 715-682-7085.
TBD Chequamegon Food Co-op presents, “Diet Overhaul!” from 5:30-6:30pm. Create a doable plan that will help you ditch junk food and develop healthy eating habits…for life! Instructor: Rebecca Crumb, Registered Dietitian at Memorial Medical Center. Free, but reserve your spot! Register at Customer Service or by calling 715-682-8251. Registration deadline is January 21.
TBD Harbor View Event Center presents, “One Room Schools in Bayfield County.” at 7pm. $5 admission includes light refreshments by CoCo and olive music. Join the Washburn Historical Association in their 8th annual Tony Wok History Festival at the Harbor View Event Center. Sheree Peterson will discuss the development of public education in our area, including when over 200 schools were developed in our county during the peak period of immigration and settlement. For more information call Harbor View Event Center (715) 209-7279. Located at 130 Harbor View Drive, Washburn.
TBD Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents, “Let’s Talk About Pain Medicines” from 5:30-7pm. A FREE workshop on understanding opioid medicines. A 90-minute interactive, hands-on workshops on how to more safely and effectively use prescription pain (opioid) medicine.” Please RSVP by contacting Mari Kay-Nabozny from the NWWIB, at 715-682-9141, ext. 101 or email@example.com by January 21st, 2019. Drop-ins also welcome!
TBD Chequamegon Food Co-op presents, “Tapas Party” from 5:30-7:30pm. The Spanish tradition of tapas is fun and versatile. These small, savory dishes work well as appetizers or snacks, but can also be combined to make a full meal. Learn all about tapas and try your hand at making some. Instructor: Chef Lars Dukowitz, Cooking with Lars. Cost: $20/$15 owner. Register at Customer Service or by calling 715-682-8251. Registration deadline is January 22.
Business On Stage at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. Presenting, “Deconstructing the Construction Biz: Perspectives on Building in the Bay Area”. The event will feature a panel of local contractors and developers sharing their insights on the building industry. Complimentary Pizza at 6pm, Presentation 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.
TBD Dance Party at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church Social Hall from 5-8pm. Concessions, games, raffles, and more! A Home & School Association Event. 715-682-7622
14th Annual Justin Donner Memorial Fisheree, at Donner’s Bay on Turtle Flambeau Flowage, from 7am-4pm. $1600 Cash giveaway throughout the day. Free kids fisheree. For more information, call 715-762-2956, or visit www.jpdwarrior.com/fisheree.html.
TBD Washburn Winter Triathlon a 10k ski, 5k Fat Bike, 3k Snowshoe/Run. At the Lake Superior View Ski. Teams: $99. Individual: $49. Includes post-race meal. Participation is limited so REGISTER NOW at washburnwintertri.weebly.com. Special Room Rates at The Washburn Inn on the Lake at 715-373-5671. For more information about race, call 715-209-7279. TRI Flyer
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.
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.
TBD Bad River Casino presents, “Annual Karaoke Contest Preliminaries”. Registration starts at 7:30pm. Preliminaries at 9pm. 1st place: $1,500. 2nd place: $1,000. 3rd place: $750. Grand Finale is March 9th. Please call Colleen for your music request before the contest starts at 715-682-7121 ext. 1231.
TBD 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.
TBD Wisconsin Youth Anglers Intro to Ice Fishing at Delta Lake in Delta, WI. Open to any kids of any skill level. Families welcome. Staff will be onsite to assist participants. Introduction to ice safety, introduction to fishing with tip-ups, fishing derby from 11am-3pm. Derby species: Bluegill, crappie, northern pike, perch. Weigh in from 2:30-3pm. To register visit www.WisconsinYouthAnglers.org/forms or email WisconsinYouthAnglers@gmail.com.
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, caesar salad and breadsticks & more! Basket raffles and 50/50 drawing. All proceeds from this event will go towards day to day operations. 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.
TBD Arts Wisconsin and Chequamegon Bay Arts Council presents, “Creative Economy Advocacy Briefing” at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center from 10-11:30am. Free and open to the public. This is an informal, participatory discussion about creative economy development and growth in the Chequamegon Bay area and throughout the state. The arts and creativity are a force for change in the region and beyond, with impacts on economic vitality, dynamic workforce, education for the 21st century, vibrant communities, and engaged residents. Everyone who cares about the arts and community, and the future, is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served! RSVP to Arts Wisconsin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TBD Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents, “NW WI Flood Impact Study” from 10-11:30am. The Northwest Regional Planning Commission will present the results of the Northwest WI Flood Impact Study which included seven NW Wisconsin counties. The project demonstrates the potential impacts of historic flood events, pre-identified likely impact areas and assesses the economic impacts to communities, businesses and residents. For more information, call 715-685-9983 or www.nglvc.org.
TBD Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents, “Trout Unlimited Chapter Meeting” from 6-7pm. For more information, call 715-685-9983 or visit www.nglvc.org.
TBD Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center presents, “Trout Unlimited Program with Corey Fisher” from 7-8pm. Corey Fisher is from the National Office of Trout Unlimited. For more information, call 715-685-9983 or visit www.nglvc.org.