Calendar » JANUARY 2020

  • WWAshland 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.
  • Open Skating every Wednesday, in the month of January. At the Bay Area Civic Center, 320 W. 4th Ave., from 7:30-9pm. Open to the public for $3/person. For more information, call 715-682-2221.
  • Adult Pickleball League, Wednesdays 6:30pm at the Bretting Community Center Gym. Free! For more information, call 715-682-7059.
  • Mt. Ashwabay Winter Season Events/Programs. Saturday Kids Youth Night from January 24- March 13 from 4-9pm, Saturdays MadSki program from January 11-February 22 (10am-noon), and Sundays NASTAR racing starting January 5- March 8 at 1:30pm. For more information, call 715-779-3227, or visit www.mtashwabay.org.
  • Sundays on Chequamegon Bay, Car Ice-Races starting January 5. Weather and ice conditions can change, please check Ashland Ice-Racing Facebook page here for more information and updates.
  • Cornhole League at Legendary Waters Resort & Casino on Wednesdays, January 8-April 1 in the Event Center. Register your team and pay membership fee at Legendary Gift Shop. Must be 21 or older. For more information, visit www.legendarywaters.com.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 01/08/2020
    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.
  • 01/08/2020
    Women into Networking. Every second Wednesday of every month. At The Well (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.
  • 01/09/2020
    Chequamegon Food Co-op presents, Cake Decorating Basics, 5:30-7:30pm. Instructor: Malorie Peterson & Terri Stephenson, Cost: $10/$5 owner, Registration Deadline: Monday, January 6. Call 715-682-8251 to register today! So you’re done with the “Pinterest Fails” and you’d like to impress the pants off of people by creating a professionally frosted insta-worthy cake. Look no further! Learn the basics of cake decorating from two professionals, Malorie Peterson and Terri Stephenson. They’ll share their secrets, share professional advice on important tools and cake prep and help you master the art of frosting.
  • 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
    Chequamegon Food Co-op presents, Japanese Ramen, 10am-12pm,Instructor: Chef Jonathan Berthel, Penokee Mountain Foods. Cost: $20/$15 owner. Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 9
    Register at Customer Service or call 715-682-8251! At its most basic, ramen is a soup of well-seasoned broth and noodles. But truly good Ramen is an art form. We’ll tackle the important components – the broth, seasoning, noodles and toppings. Learn more about the secrets of making this soup and enjoy a bowl afterward.
  • 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
    Vaughn Public Library presents, Family Program with Miss Kathy! 5:30-7pm. Activities for families with children 11 and under. For more information, call 715-682-7060.
  • 01/14/2020
    Join your friends from JET Travel for Travel Bingo at The Safari, 423 Main Street at 6:00 pm. We can’t wait to see you there! 715-682-9591.
  • 01/15/2020
    Vaughn Public Library presents, Early Release Activities from 2:00-5:00 pm & Crafts Big Hero 6 at 3:15 pm. “In this Disney adaptation of a comic with the same name, a 14-year-old genius invents special microbots to join his brother’s university robotics program. After tragedy ensues, a group of heroes unites and uses their strengths in chemistry and engineering to overtake a crafty villain.” Popcorn provided! For more information, 715-682-7060.
  • 01/16/2020
    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.
  • 01/16/2020
    Chequamegon Food Co-op Presents, Low & Slow Roasting Techniques, 5:30- 7:30pm. Instructor: Chef Jonathon Berthel, Penokee Mountain Foods, Cost: $20/$15 owner, Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 14. Learn about the benefits of roasting meats low and slow. Chef Jon will go over temperatures, seasonings and delicious ingredients to make flavorful and tender roasted dishes. For more information or to register, call 715-682-8251.
  • 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
    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.
  • 01/18/2020
    Ice Fishing Contest, 8am-3pm, at Clam Lake, held by Elk Country ATV Club. 715-794-2298.
  • 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
    Iron River Annual Fishin’ Chicks Ice Fishing Contest, at Pine Point Lodge in Delta, WI, from 10am-3pm. 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
  • 01/18/2020
    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.
  • 01/18-19/2020
    Wisconsin State Free Fishing Weekend, no license required. For more information, call 715-682-2500, or visit www.dnr.wi.gov.
  • 01/21/2020
    Vaughn Public Library presents, Teen Book Club discussing “The Lines We Cross” by Randa Abdel-Fattah for Tuesday at 4pm. For more information, call 715-682-7060.
  • 01/21/2020
    Vaughn Public Library presents, Computer Clinic for Beginners 4:30-6pm, community meeting room 2nd floor VPL.  Introductory session where students will learn some technology basics and share their expectations for further learning. For more information, call 715-682-7060.
  • 01/23/2020
    Chequamegon Food Co-op presents, Tortellini from Scratch, 5-7 p.m. Instructor: Gina Kirsten, Cost: $20/$15 owner. Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 21. Register at Customer Service or call 715-682-8251! Learn how to make this petite yet plump pasta from an expert! From folding to filling get your hands dirty and have some fun with this traditional Italian cuisine.
  • 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
    Chequamegon Food Co-op presents, The Ins & Outs of Inflammation, 5:30-7:30pm, Instructor: Erica Macrum, The Seeds of Well Being. Free! But reserve your spot! Registration Deadline: Friday, January 17. Call 715-682-8251 to register today! CLASS: Inflammation is a word used often but what does it really mean.  How does inflammation manifest in the body and what can you do about it? Is inflammation ever good? We will talk about the ins and outs of inflammation, when the inflammatory response is necessary, and why it is there.  We will then chat about ways of reducing chronic inflammation through food and products such as CBD or Turmeric and how these products work.
  • 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
    Chequamegon Food Co-op presents, Cheeky Monkey Food Safari, 10-11:30am, Free! No reservations necessary. Children ages 12 and under can sample different, unusual foods while exploring the “jungle” at the Co-op. Each child will be sent on a jungle mission to find the last healthy foods – and then we’ll blend them up and make a safari smoothie. This activity will help your child learn to try new foods, and he or she may come away with a new favorite! Come any time during the event and stay for as little or as long as you want. For more information, call 715-682-8251.
  • 01/25/2020
    Vaughn Public Library presents, DIY Drop-In “Victorian Valentines” with the Friends of the Vaughn from 10-Noon. Come make Victorian Inspired Valentines for your loved ones! Materials provided. For more information, call 715-682-7060.
  • 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.
  • 01/29/2020
    Teen Writing Club meets from 4:30-6:30 on the 2nd floor at the Vaughn Public Library to craft prompt inspired stories. Paper, pencils and snacks provided. For more information, call 715-682-7060.
  • 01/29/2020
    Health Care- The Ills and the Remedies presentation, at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center at 6pm. Speaker will be Dr. Dorothy Skye, MD. Everyone is welcome! Sponsored by League of Women Voters/Ashland Bayfield Counties/nonpartisan work based on Economic Inequality Study-Position. For more information, email president@abcleaguevoters.org.
  • 01/30/2020
    Chequamegon Food Co-op presents, Date Night: An Evening in Tuscany, 5:30-7:30. Instructor: Chef Lars Dukowitz, Cooking with Lars, Cost Per Couple: $40/$30 owners, Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 28. Grab your partner (or a friend) and learn how to cook classic Italian cuisine, date night style! For more information or to register, call 715-682-8251.
  • 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.
  • 01/31-02/02/2020
    Ma’iingan Symposium at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. Event Schedule: Friday 3-9pm, Saturday 9am-1pm, 1-5pm, 5-9pm, and Sunday, 9am-12pm. For more information, call 715-685-7840 ext. 1554.