Calendar » MAY 2020

Most events have been cancelled or postponed.  We are working on updating our calendar daily with the event changes.  Please call ahead to verify if an event is taking place. BE WELL!

  • Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center-Due to COVID-19 the Center is closed but are still doing some activities.  Please check out their Facebook Page. 
  • Vaughn Public Library –  For hours and information go to https://www.vaughnlibrary.org/about-us/covid-19   715-682-7060.  Check out Storytime with Kathy on their Facebook page.
  • Bay City Cycles  ….We have officially announced our 2020 Casual Group Ride, now in a socially distanced version for the foreseeable future.  The COVID-19 crisis means that we will be doing socially distanced weekly casual challenges. Once a week a ride will be posted; you have a week to complete it!  Please use Share your ride photos with us on Facebook! Check our Casual Group Ride at Bay City Cycles Facebook group for weekly updates.  Weekly ride maps posted on https://baycitycycles.com/events/.  Thank you for the support! I hope you guys can give our new socially distanced casual group ride a chance!
  • The Fat Bike Safaris will be starting up again on Sundays around 1pm.   Starting May 24.  How this ride works-  Anyone interested in the weekly rides should submit their email to me ( murph007swat@gmail.com) asking to be on the Fat Bike Safari List.   I will post the ride information once a week usually Friday night or Saturday morning.  Rides are all over the area and are usually best for fat bikes due to sand, snow, mud, etc.   The ride is a no-drop but we do not worry about anyone’s speed or ability as long as you can move forward!!  Typically the ride will break up in different groups with the lead riders going back and making sure everyone is OK and following the route.  After the ride we commonly meet at a restaurant/tavern for refreshments.  Right now you will obviously bring your own refreshments and we will have a location with plenty of room to sit and “recharge” after the ride.
  • 05/01/2020
    Superior floral & gift Facebook Live at 2pm for Mother’s Day gift ideas and fresh flowers that are available.
  • 05/01/2020
    Car Run through Ashland at 3:30pm.  For more information check out our Facebook page.
  • 05/01/2020
    Solstice on Main Facebook LIVE Sip & Shop Event with Katie
    at 5pm I’ll be sharing 5 favorite pieces for spring with some special guests and sipping some wine because you know…it’s Friday. Join us!  https://www.facebook.com/events/2639543559694170/
  • 05/01/2020
    Big Top Chautauqua’s Tiny Tent Show: Episode 5 at 7pm.  Watch on Youtube or Facebook  Times like these call for connection, music, and the familiar faces of those we hold dear.  Let’s keep the “social” in social distancing! We are excited to gather to create music together in new ways and share some big love from the Big Top!  For more information go to https://www.bigtop.org/tinytentshow.html
  • 05/01-15/2020
    Poker Run in Clam Lake held by the Elk Country ATV Club. For more information, call 715-794-2298.
  • 05/01-25/2020
    Hauser’s Superior View Farms Red Shed Plant Sale, 86565 County Hwy J, Bayfield.  Spring is here! During these uncertain times, you can always count on HAUSER’s Superior View Farm to be here for you. We’re planning our Annual Red Barn Plant Sale to open May 1 (following CDC guidelines). In addition to in-person shopping, we’re offering “Barnside Pickup” of our plants–perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs, berry/edible, fruit trees, plus soils, supplies, & more! And, don’t forget, we always offer shipping of our bare-root perennials.  For more information call 715-779-5404 or visit www.superiorviewfarm.com.  or Facebook or email info@superiorviewfarm.com.
  • 05/02/2020
    Cancelled – Pre-Mother’s Day Craft and Vendor Show, 9am-2pm, at The Gathering Barn, 50467 State Hwy 13, Ashland. For more information, call 715-292-0845.
  • 05/02/2020
    Postponed – 25th Annual “New Day Limited”-“And They’re Off…for the Cause”- a Kentucky Derby Style evening of celebration with lots of games, raffles, and prizes. Doors open at 3pm at the Bay Area Civic Center. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at Jet Travel, Neighborly Bar, and Ashland Baking Co. For more information, call New Day Advocacy Center at 715-682-9566.
  • 05/02/2020
    Cancelled – 3rd Annual Brokedown Blues Festival. Shows produced at the Harbor View Event Center by American Heritage Productions. At least 5 bands, 2 dance floors, food, historic bar, food by Delta Diner and special room rates at adjoining Washburn Inn. Tickets and shows available at the door, and in advance at the Washburn Inn by calling 715-373-5671.
  • 05/03/2020
    Cancelled – The Home and School Association is hosting a Children’s Carnival at Our Lady of the Lake Social Hall. From 11am-1pm. It will have children’s games, raffles, prizes, concessions, and a cake walk. For more information, call 715-682-7620.
  • 05/03/2020
    Postponed – Annual Youth Awards Banquet sponsored by the Ashland Elks Youth Activities Committee, Lodge #137, AmericInn Conference Center, 3009 Lake Shore Dr E. Dinner starts at 5:30pm with the awards program to follow. For more information and fees, call 715-682-5215.
  • 05/05/2020
    Cancelled – Red Cliff Family & Human Service Division Careen & Community Resource Fair at Legendary Waters Resort & Casino Event Center 10am-2pm.   For more information on the Fair to to reserve a booth contact Janet at 715-779-3769 or janet.haskins@redcliff-nsn.gov.
  • 05/06-30/2020
    Washburn Cultural Center presents art exhibit, “Whimsy – Mixed Media Group Show”  10am-4pm. 1 East Bayfield St.  715-373-5591.  www.washburnculturalcenter.com.
  • 05/28/2020
    White Winter Winery presents Where Anti-Social becomes Social.  One hour Live Stream Concerts beginning at 7pm.  Tom Draughon & TrueGrass.  www.whitewinter.com 715-372-5656
  • 5/07/2020
    Cancelled – Learn For Life Day- Celebrate New Experiences at WITC-Ashland, 1-5pm. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to sample some of the great learning opportunities that WITC Continuing Education has to offer. One price gets you four breakout sessions with a variety of new and interesting topic to choose from! Register Today! Cost is $35. Register online to reserve your spot at bit.ly/learn-witc or call 715-682-4591 ext. 3050.
  • 05/08/2020
    Big Top Chautauqua’s Tiny Tent Show: Episode 6 at 7pm.  Watch on Youtube or Facebook  Times like these call for connection, music, and the familiar faces of those we hold dear.  Let’s keep the “social” in social distancing! We are excited to gather to create music together in new ways and share some big love from the Big Top!  For more information go to https://www.bigtop.org/tinytentshow.html
  • 05/08/2020
    Cancelled – Bay Area Cancer Crusade, 5-9pm at the Bay Area Civic Center. Funds will benefit American Cancer Society research efforts, as well as local patient support. For more information, call 715-746-2127.
  • 05/08-10/2020
    Cancelled – The StageNorth Groundlings present, Arsenic and Old Love by Joseph Kesselring directed by Roy Underhill. Opening Night May 8th. Thursday-Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday, 2pm. Two sweet and delightful spinster aunts live in their ancestral home with their nephew Teddy, who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt and is digging the Panama Canal in the basement. Mortimer, another nephew and employed as a (gasp!) theater critic, stops by to announce his engagement to the daughter of the slightly-disapproving minister who lives next door. Madness and mayhem ensue when Mortimer discovers that his aunts’ charity work has taken a macabre turn, and the stew only gets crazier and slightly menacing when the third nephew, Jonathan, a homicidal maniac on the lam from the law, shows up with a body in his car trunk. Don’t miss this classic madcap comedy! For more information, call 715-373-1194.
  • 05/09/2020
    Postponed until a later date TBD -Mother’s Day Weekend annual Power of the Purse for Chequamegon Humane Association Benefit Raffle, Neighborly Bar, 1301 W. Main St., at 10am.  100’s of purses, Garden Raffle and the Cat Can Raffle. More info to come. Stay tuned! Proceeds to benefit the Chequamegon Humane Association.  For more details, call 715-682-9908.
  • 05/09/2020
    Cancelled – Good Shepherd’s Tailgate Dinner (formerly Packerpalooza) 5-7pm.  Silent Auction, Raffle prizes and 50/50 raffle. 715-682-4510.
  • 05/09/2020
    Cancelled – Ashland Chamber Music Society presents, “3rd Relation Jazz” at 7:30pm at the Presbyterian-Congregational Church, Ashland. For more information, visit ashlandchambermusic.org.
  • 05/10/2020
    Mother’s Day!
  • 05/14/2020
    White Winter Winery presents Where Anti-Social becomes Social.  One hour Live Stream Concerts beginning at 7pm. Oh Bros.  www.whitewinter.com 715-372-5656
  • 05/14-16/2020
    Cancelled – 14th Annual Chequamegon Bay Birding & Nature Festival. Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center,  29270 Co Hwy G. Three days of birding and nature programs on the South Shore of Lake Superior at the peak of spring migration. For more information, call 715-682-2500 and visit www.birdandnaturefest.com.
  • 05/14-17/2020
    Cancelled – The StageNorth Groundlings present, Arsenic and Old Love by Joseph Kesselring directed by Roy Underhill. Opening Night May 8th. Thursday-Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday, 2pm. Two sweet and delightful spinster aunts live in their ancestral home with their nephew Teddy, who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt and is digging the Panama Canal in the basement. Mortimer, another nephew and employed as a (gasp!) theater critic, stops by to announce his engagement to the daughter of the slightly-disapproving minister who lives next door. Madness and mayhem ensue when Mortimer discovers that his aunts’ charity work has taken a macabre turn, and the stew only gets crazier and slightly menacing when the third nephew, Jonathan, a homicidal maniac on the lam from the law, shows up with a body in his car trunk. Don’t miss this classic madcap comedy! For more information, call 715-373-1194.
  • 05/15/2020
    Cancelled – Community Awareness Walk and Cookout, 4-6:30pm at the Memorial Medical Center. To benefit the Compassionate Hearts Program. There will be information & education, prize drawing, children’s activities, BBQ supper, and good will donation at the door. For more information, call Jenny at 715-685-5335.
  • 05/15/2020
    Postponed until/on or around July 17 – WITC Ashland Commencement at 7pm in the AHS gymnasium, 1900 Beaser Ave.  A reception will be held from 5:30-6:30pm at WITC.  The public is invited to attend the reception and ceremony.  For more information, call 715-682-4591.
  • 05/16/2020
    Postponed – Northern Wisconsin’s Largest House-to-House Garage Sale. Community-wide garage sale throughout Ashland and some neighboring communities. Hours are 8am to 1pm. Call the Chamber at 715-682-2500 for more details.
  • 05/16/2020
    Cancelled -Madeline Island Marathon and Half Marathon from 8:30am-4pm. For more information, call 888-475-3386 or visit www.madelineisland.com.
  • 05/16/2020
    postponed – ABC Raceway Races: Raceway located at 2187 Butterworth Road.Regular season races on Saturday night. Hot Laps- 6:15pm. Racing- 7pm. Grandstand opens at 5pm.  For more information, go to www.abcraceway.com.
  • 05/18-21/2020
    Postponed – ACA Level 4 Coastal Kayak Instructor Certification at Lost Creek Adventures. For more information call 715-953-2223 or visit www.lostcreekadventures.org.
  • 05/19/2020
    Cancelled – Ashland Middle School Orchestra Concert at 6:30pm in the Commons at Ashland Middle School. For more information, email dpowers@sdak12.net.
  • 05/21/2020
    White Winter Winery presents Where Anti-Social becomes Social.  One hour Live Stream Concerts beginning at 7pm.  Ed Willet @ Cheryl Leah.  www.whitewinter.com 715-372-5656
  • 05/21/2020
    Cancelled – 3rd Thursday!  Downtown Retail Business will be open until 7pm on the 3rd THURSDAY of every month, with specials. Bargains!! A fun evening of shopping! For more information call 715-682-2500 or visit www.visitashland.com.
  • 05/21/2020
    Cancelled – Ashland Middle School Band Concert Band at 7pm in the AMS Gym. For more information, call 715-682-7087.
  • 05/23/2020
    Cancelled – Glidden Annual Walk, Run, Roll. At Historic Marion Park, West Grant St., Glidden. Registration at 7:30am, 5-mile at 8am, 2-mile at 8:30am.  715-264-55967 or visit www.gliddenwi.org.
  • 05/23/2020
    Postponed – Northland College Commencement at 2:30pm in the Ponzio Stadium, 1411 Ellis Ave. (Rain location: Chapple Family Gymnasium). For information about the Commencement, Baccalaureate Service and the Buffet Luncheon, visit Commencement 2020 – Northland College. For general information, call 715-682-1339, email commencement@northland.edu or visit https://my.northland.edu/planning/graduation/commencement/.
  • 05/23/2020
    Postponed until May 30- ABC Raceway Races:  Raceway located at 2187 Butterworth Road.Regular season races on Saturday night. Hot Laps- 6:15pm. Racing- 7pm. Grandstand opens at 5pm.  For more information, go to www.abcraceway.com.
  • 05/24/2020
    Cancelled – VFW Pancake Breakfast at the VFW 7300 Hall, 118th E 1st St Glidden, WI. For more information visit www.gliddenwi.org or visit 715-663-0174.
  • 05/24/2020
    Cancelled – La Pointe Center for the Arts Annual Wine Tasting on Madeline Island from 2-5pm. Come meet up with island friends for the first time this year! Taste fabulous wines, accompanied by fruits and artisan cheeses, bid on hundreds of silent auction items, including many exclusive gifts for the Madeline Island aficionado. Tickets are $25 in advance/$30 at the door. For more information, call 888-475-3386.
  • 05/25/2020
    Memorial Day ceremonies throughout Ashland county.
  • 05/25/2020
    In-person Cancelled, Facebook Live is a go -Memorial Day ceremony at the Bandshell at 9:30am.   The members of the United Chequamegon Veterans take great pride in our annual Memorial Day program at the Bandshell. Every year we are grateful and appreciative  of the large attendance at our program as well as the numbers that attend our somber remembrances at area cemeteries. Unfortunately, this year we have made the decision to not hold the large public program at the Bandshell due to public health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In lieu of our traditional program, we will be doing a Livestreamed program from Mt. Hope Cemetery at 9am. The Livestream can be viewed at the Facebook pages of either VFW Post 690 or Sons of American Legion Squadron 90.  We will follow the Mt Hope program with visits to the following area cemeteries where we will render appropriate honors:  St. Agnes  9:40am;  B’Nai Israel: 10am;  Town of Eileen Highland Memorial: 10:20am; Moquah area cemeteries: 11am.
  • 05/25/2020
    Cancelled – Memorial Day Remembrance Walk & Veterans Honor Garden Ceremony at Madeline Island. From 11:30am-1pm. For more information call 715-747-2801 or visit www.mihpa.org.
  • 05/25/2020
    Butternut Memorial Day salute to veterans at 11am.  After that they will go to each cemetery in Butternut.  For more information, call 715-769-3951 or visit www.butternutwi.com.
  • 05/26/2020
    Cancelled – All-String Festival 6:30pm in the AHS Auditorium. For more information, call 715-682-7087.
  • 05/27/2020
    19th Annual GFWC Ashland Monday Club and Ashland Beautification Council’s Plant Sale 10am-3pm at Menard Park ( Main Street & Chapple Ave).  Plant donations welcome.  Just drop off the day of the sale at the park.  Please label plants.  Questions call Mary Fall at 715-209-4881.
  • 05/28/2020
    White Winter Winery presents Where Anti-Social becomes Social.  One hour Live Stream Concerts beginning at 7pm.  Yasmine Bowers.  www.whitewinter.com 715-372-5656
  • 05/28/2020
    Cancelled – Ashland Middle School Choir Concert at 7pm in the AHS Auditorium. For more information, call 715-682-7087.
  • 05/29/2020
    Cancelled – “8th Annual Grilling for The BRICK,” at Northwoods Community Credit Union, 121 W. Main St., from 11am-1pm. Sponsored by Northwoods Community Credit Union. For a $6 donation, enjoy a freshly grilled brat or hot dog with all the fixin’s along with chips, baked beans, dessert and a drink. All proceeds go to the “Make A Difference Fund” and will benefit The BRICK Ministries. They will also be accepting donations of goods for The BRICK, such as food items, toilet paper, paper towel, and feminine hygiene products. For more information, call 715-682-9099.
  • 05/30/2020
    Cancelled – 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.
  • 05/30/2020
    Bayfield Garden Tour from 10am-3pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the plants at some of Bayfield’s finest gardens. Maps will be available at the Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau, 42 S. Broad St. Free and open to the public. Call 715-779-3335 with questions.
  • 05/30/2020
    ABC Raceway Races:  Raceway located at 2187 Butterworth Road.  Sponsor Northern State Bank.  Regular season races on Saturday night. Hot Laps- 6:15pm. Racing- 7pm. Grandstand opens at 5pm.  For more information, go to www.abcraceway.com.