Calendar » NOVEMBER 2018

  • 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 Thanksgiving Day, November 24. Check out their website for a complete schedule of events and happenings for the whole family: www.nglvc.org
  • 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.
  • Follow the Mural Brick Road – highlighting the 24 historic murals in Ashland County.
  • Christmas Raffle Tickets: On sale for drawings every day during the month of December. For more information or tickets, call the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce at, 1-800-284-9484.
  • Washburn Cultural Center, 1 E. Bayfield St., Washburn, presents “Beyond Words Project” – Multi Media. For more information, call 715-373-5591.
  • Wednesday Night Open Skating, at the Bay Area Civic Center, 320 W. 4th Ave., from 7pm-9pm. Wednesday night open skating November 1 through March, 14 2018. Open to the public for a minimal fee. For more information, call 715-682-2221.
  • Bad River Casino presents, “Bonus Bucks” every Friday and Saturday in November from 9-11pm. Win cash or Free Play! 10 miles south of Ashland
  • Health Insurance Marketplace presents open enrollment and re-enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) beginning Nov 1, 2017 and ending Dec 15, 2017, at the Ashland Job Center, 422 3rd St W., Suite 200. Call for an appointment today at 715-682-9141 or 888-780-4237 or visit  nwcep.org.
  • 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.
  • 11/01-30/2018
    Christmas Cash Raffle Tickets on sale for December drawings! For more information call 715-682-2500.
  • 11/03/2018
    7th Annual Chick-uamegon Women’s 5K & 10K, at the Railyard Park. Registration and packet pick-up from 8am-9:30am at the Bretting Community Center, race starts at 10am. Pre-registration is suggested. For more information, call 715-682-2500, or www.chick-uamegon.com.
  • 11/03/2018
    Northland College Programs presents, “Volunteer Carnivore Track Training” from 9am-3pm at the Larson-Juhl Center for Science; Room 169; Northland College in Ashland. Price: $30. For more information visit www.northland.edu/academics/community-learning/adult-programs/.
  • 11/07-11/2018
    The 11th Annual Big Water Film Festival, at the Ashland Bay Theatre, 420 W. Main St.  Offers days of films and activities brought to you by the Bay Area Film Society. Wednesday in Bayfield. Thursday at Northland College. Friday- Sunday at Bay Theatre. For more information, call 715-682-3369, or visit www.bigwaterfilmfestival.org.
  • 11/11/2018
    Glidden Veterans Dinner & Awards, VFW Post 7300. 715-264-5444.
  • 11/15/2018
    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.
  • 11/16/2018
    Glidden “Hunters’ Special Pork & Dumpling Dinner,” at the Glidden VFW Post 7300, 118th E. 1st St., from 4pm-8pm. For more information and fees, call 715-264-2191 or 715-264-2641.
  • 11/18/2018
    The Annual Hunters Feast fundraiser for Madeline Island Historical Preservation Association  (MIHPA) will be held annually on the third Saturday of November at the Beach Club.   Please bring a dish to pass, raffle ticket sales start at 5 pm, Dinner at 6 pm, Announcement of Hunter of the Year and Raffle drawings start at 7 pm!!!!  Come one, Come all – its a great night of fun and fantastic raffle prizes!  We hope to see you there!  All proceeds split 50/50 with the Island deer hunting camps to purchase corn for winter deer feeding on the Island!  Come show your support, have a great meal, win great prizes! For more information, call 715-747-2801
    11/24/2018
    Small Business Saturday! Go downtown and support the local businesses. For more information call 715-682-2500 or visit www.visitashland.com.
  • 11/24/2018
    Madeline Island Holiday Boutique at the Madeline Island Museum from 10am-4pm. Community members create an enticing variety of homemade and hand-crafted arts and goods for sale at this beloved traditional event held every year at the museum on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This holiday event features local and regional arts and crafts and a soup lunch to benefit the island school parent/teacher association. What a wonderful way to kick off your holiday season! 888-475-3386, www.madelineisland.com or email madelineisland@wisconsinhistory.org. 
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    Ribbon Cutting at the New Kwik Trip, 2300 East Lake Shore Drive, at 11am
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    “Kinder Kritters – Hibernation Hustle” at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center at 11am. The days are getting shorter and cold weather is coming! Meet animals up close to find out how they prepare for the coming winter. Presented by educators from the Lake Superior Zoo. For more information visit www.nglvc.org.
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    Join Regional Hospice Services as they celebrate National Hospice & Palliative Care Month with root beer floats from 2-4pm in the Memorial Medical Center Lobby! They would like to thank you for your continued support.
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    Home Expressions Christmas Open House – 116 Main St West.  Thursday 5pm-8pm; Friday 9am-5:30pm; and Saturday 9am to 4pm.
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    Chequamegon Theatre Association presents “Annie” performance, 210 5th Ave E, Ashland. Thursday-Saturday: 7:30pm. Sunday: 2pm. Tickets available at Moore’s Army Navy. For more information, call 715-682-5554 or visit www.ctatheatre.org.
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    Freehands Fall Fashion Show at Freehands Lakeside, 2521 Lake Shore Dr W, Ashland at 5pm. Doors open at 5pm, fashion show at 5:30pm, and 6:30pm is dinner service and cocktails. Featuring Kelly & Crew Designs. Admission $5. Tickets are available at the door. 105 of clothing sales will be donated to the Brick Ministries. For more information call 715-685-2583.
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    Cherryville Country Store Christmas Open House, 27700 Cherryville Rd, 10am to 4pm both days. New and vintage Christmas decor and unique gifts. For more information call 715-209-6499.
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    Garland City Women’s Expo and craft show at the Bretting Community Center, 400 4th Ave West from 9am-3pm. Free admission, door prizes, and much more. For more information, call 715-682-2727.
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    Northland College Summer Programs for Adults presents “Volunteer Carnivore Track Training.”  For more information, visit www.northland.edu/lifelong.
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    WITC-Ashland Alumni Association’s 5th Annual “Harvest to Holiday Vendor & Craft Fair,” 2100 Beaser Ave., in the Conference Center, from 9am-2pm. Check out great crafts and gifts for the whole family and help support scholarships for WITC-Ashland students. For more information, call 715-682-4591.
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    Rustic Valley Bazaar from 9am-3pm at the Ashland High School, 1900 Beaser Ave, Ashland. Unique furniture, holiday decor, fun, food, friends, handmade clothing, old fashioned bakery and candy. Breakfast and lunch available!
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    Ski + Snowboard Swap Sale from 10am-4pm. The Swap offers a chance to trade-in, or trade-up, with 15% of the purchase price benefiting the Ashwabay Outdoor Educational Foundation. Cross-country, Downhill, and Snowboard equipment are all welcome. Item drop-off will be available October 30 to November 3, 10am-6pm. For more information, visit www.mtashwabay.org/swap or call 715-779-3227.
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    Glidden 2nd Annual Business Expo at Glidden School Gymnasium, from 11am-5pm. Sponsored by Glidden Area Development Corporation.  Visitors can expect an array of products including cosmetics, art and artists, wood-working, nutritional aids, home crafts, home decor, and much, much more. For more information or to reserve your spot, call Lois at 715-264-2112.
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    Join Ignite Fitness for a fun filled Open House of free classes, healthy food, and prizes from 12-2pm! 320 Main Street W, Ashland. Celebrating four years of amazing students and classes. Classes will include spin, barre,yoga, strongboard and more! All fitness levels are welcome and current and new students are encouraged to come. Pre-registration is encouraged. ignitefitnessstudio.com
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    Good Shepherd Lutheran Church “Packer Palooza” from 5-7pm. Silent Auction. Packer Game Ticket Raffle. Packer Pigout! 311 W 13th St. Ashland. 715-682-4510.
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    13th Annual Fur Ball! At the AmericInn from 6-10pm. Come for fun, food, music, and tons of raffle prizes and silent auction items. For more information, call 715-682-9744, or click here to visit the website.
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    Chequamegon Symphony Orchestra presents, “Dancing with Death” at 7:30pm. Alvord Theatre, Northland College in Ashland.  General Admission- $6, Seniors- $5, Students and children- free. For more information call Linda Calhan at 715-682-0446.
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    Solar Group Buy Information Session at the Chequamegon Food Co-op Community Room from 4-4:30pm, 700 Main St W, Ashland. Interested in solar? Chequamegon Bay Renewables, a local nonprofit focused on promoting renewable energy, is organizing a Solar Group But program for homes and businesses.  Please attend this information session or visit the website www.cheqbayrenewables.org for more details.
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    Small Works Auctions- Open to All! Presented by CBAC and Northland College. Call for Artists! Stop by and bid on the artwork in the exhibit at the Dexter library, Northland College. If you have art to display, please visit www.cbayarts.org for more information. 715-209-3621.
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    The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce would like to encourage Ambassadors, Chamber Members and guests to attend the Ribbon Cutting and kick-off to the Grand Opening of Black Fridays, 1810 Lake Shore Dr East, Ste E , at 8am. For more details, call the Chamber office at 715/682-2500.
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    Partners of Memorial Medical Center will be holding a fall used book and puzzle sale in The Gull Stockton Island Meeting Room (lower level of MMC, next to the gift shop) from 7:30am-12pm. A great selection of soft and hard cover books, and puzzles will be available at a very reasonable price. Everyone is welcome! Proceeds to benefit Partners special projects. Accepting youth books and puzzles for donation until November 8. Can be dropped off at the information desk at MMC. For more information call 715-685-5180.
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    Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College hosts Fall Open House, 2100 Beaser Ave, 4pm-6pm. Take a campus tour, check out career programs, financial aid and admissions information, free career assessments, learn about transfer opportunities and a get a free application voucher! Food, refreshments, prizes and more. For more information, call 715-682-4591.
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    “Inspired By Nature: Art Through the Eyes of Master Gardeners” at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center from 7-9pm. Reception open to the public. For more information visit www.nglvc.org. Exhibit will be on display until June 4th.
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    Dual Flag Raising and Visitation at the Lake Superior Intermediate School on Binsfield Rd at 8:45am.
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    3rd Annual Veterans Day breakfast at 9am in the Ashland High School commons. As a token of our appreciation, Ashland High School would like to invite area Veterans and their guests for breakfast. RSVP by November 8. 1900 Beaser Ave. For more information call 715-682-7089.
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    Marengo Valley Veterans Day program at 9am in the Marengo Valley School Gym. For more information call 715-278-3286 ext 5019.
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    Butternut Veteran’s Day Program at the Butternut School. 715-769-3434.
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    Ashland High School Veterans Day Program at 10:15am. At the High School gymnasium. 1900 Beaser Ave, Ashland. For more information call 715-682-7089.
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    Women into Networking presents, “Jo Bailey” at the Chequamegon Food Co-op Community Room  from 12-1pm. 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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    Ashland Middle School Veterans Day Program at 1:30pm in the Dodd Gymnasium. For more information call 715-682-7087.
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    Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School Veterans Day Program. The students will have a performance at 2pm in the Social Hall. For more information call 715-682-7620.
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    Kid’s Night Out at the Bayfield Rec Center, 140 S Broad St, Bayfield, at 5-9pm. Ages 5-13 and cost $10/ child and $5 for each additional siblings. Join us for a fun night and dinner and snacks included. No parents allowed! Advanced registration encouraged but nor required. Sign up at www.recreationandfitnessresources.org or 715-779-5408.
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     Honor our veterans! At the Bad River Lodge and Casino each veteran will receive $10 rewards play and a gift. For more information call 715-682-7121.
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    Holiday Bazaar presented by Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church from 8am-1pm. Raffles tickets are available now at the Our Lady of the Lake Pastoral Center Office. Ticket Price: $1 or six for $5. For more information, call 715-682-3539 or 715-682-6461.
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    Christmas Open House at the New England Store, 518 W. Main St., Saturday from 9am-5pm. Stop in and see our holiday collections, enjoy treats, sure to put you in a festive mood. For more information, call 715-682-2171.
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    One on One Hair Designing Christmas Open House,516 W Main St, Ashland,  from 10am-4pm. For more information, call 715-682-5800.
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    Christmas Open House at the Red Bicycle, 707 W Main St., from 10am-4pm. For more information, call 715-685-4114.
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    The “10th Annual Gitchi Gami- Veterans Day Pow Wow” hosted by the Bad River American Legion Memorial Post 25 and the Ashland High School Native American Club. 1pm grand entry, 5pm feast, and 7pm grand entry at the Ashland High School, 1900 Beaser Ave, Ashland. Concessions, Vendors, Raffles, Specials, Payouts, and more! For more information call 715-682-7089.
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    Veterans Program at the Ashland Elks Lodge from 5-6pm social hour, 6pm dinner and program. For more information call 715-682-5215.
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    Bad River Lodge and Casino presents, “Comedy Night: Marc Yaffe and Rob Richards” from 9-10:30pm, 10 miles south of Ashland. Free admission but must be 21 or older. For more infotmation call 715-682-7121 or visit www.badriver.com.
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    “The Garland City Consort” at the Ashland Presbyterian Church at 4pm. 214 Vaughn Ave, Ashland. Come join us for a fun night with classical music! Jean-Phillippe Rameau- Concerto for Strings, Johann Sebastian Bach- Concerto Grosso after BWV 1060, and Antonio Bertali- Ciaconna. Free admission. For more information call 715-331-8111, visit facebook.com/GarlandCityConsort, or email garlandcityconsort@gmail.com.
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    Chequamegon Theatre Association presents “Love Sick” auditions, 210 5th Ave E, Ashland. For more information, call 715-682-5554 or visit www.ctatheatre.org.
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    USFS Birch Grove Restoration Project Meeting at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center from 5-7pm. For more information contact Jennifer Maziasz at 715-373-2667 ext 5235 or email jmaziasz@fs.fed.us.
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    Ashland Science on Tap, ” Bird Migration in the Western Lake Superior Region” at 6:30pm in The Alley,  806 Main St W, Ashland.  The speaker will be Stephan Kolbe, a graduate student from Integrated Bio Sciences Program University of Minnesota -Duluth. Free admission. 
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    Northland College Symphonic Band from 7-8pm in the Alvord Theater. 1411 Ellis Ave, Ashland.
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    Human Trafficking Awareness Session at Our Lady of the Lake Church-Social Hall from 6-7pm. 7-7:30 optional video. Come learn more about how you can keep your children safe and help others to stay out of trafficking. Sister Celine Goessl is an expert in this topic and a dynamic speaker. She has been giving informational talks on human trafficking since 2008, spreading the word on how communities can take action against crime. Come join Sr. Celine in affirmative action against the heinous injustice; fight with her to keep children safe and help those who are so easily taken advantage of. For more information call 715-682-7620.
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    Sharp Fights and Hard Lessons in the Global Race for Cleaner Energy at 7pm in the Northland College Ponzio Campus center, Alvord Theatre. Jeffery Ball heads a project assessing comparative advantage in the globalizing cleaning industry. Its the first stage focused on how China and the United States might deploy cleaner energy more economically efficiently if each played to its strengths. Join us for an engaging talk and discussion. Free and open to the public.
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    Pre-Marketplace at the Bad River Lodge and Casino from 1-4pm. No cost, but registration is required. Registration  and updated information available on premarketplacewi.org. For more information call Joseph Smetak at 414-270-3600.
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    USFS Birch Grove Restoration Project Meeting at the Bad River Community Center in Odanah from 3-6pm. For more information contact Jennifer Maziasz at 715-373-2667 ext 5235 or email jmaziasz@fs.fed.us.
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    White Winter Winery presents Deer Widow’s Eve Fondue Party, 68323  Lea Street A Iron River, WI. From 6-9pm.  For more information, call 715-372-5656 or visit whitewinter.com.
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    Bay Area Film Society film at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center at 7:30pm. For more information visit www.bayareafilmsociety.org.
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    Christmas Open House at Gabrielle’s German Cookies and Chocolates, 413 W. Main St., from 9am-5pm. For more information, call 715-682-2114.
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    Saron Lutheran Church Holiday Bazaar, 517 9th Ave West, 9am-2pm.
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    Bad River Lodge and Casino presents, ” Risque Band”. Music from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s plus more, 10 miles south of Ashland! Doors open at 8pm, and music starts at 9pm. Free admission but must be 21 or older. For more information call 715-682-7121 or visit www.badriver.com.
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    The Annual Big Bundle Up Campaign Fundraiser, which benefits children being served by the Bad River Zhwenidig Domestic Abuse Program, Bad River Women’s Shelter and the Ashland New Day Shelter. Donate warm, winter children’s brand new mittens, hats, scarves, boots, snow pants, jackets to the Bad River Lodge and Casino and receive rewards play in return.  All items must be brand new with the tag still on them. All donations will go to the New Day, Brick and Bad River Social Services. For more information, call 715-682-7121, ext. 1231. www.badriver.com
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    Ladies Night at Sports Hollow from 6-8pm. Ladies! It’s your night to shop at Sports Hollow. There will be beverages. food, and door prizes. The Bullets & Bullseyes Gals will be on-site to help with all your firearm questions and to help you pick out the perfect firearm packages for yourself. Come on out for a great evening. For more information call Jennifer Mrnak at 715-682-3838.
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    “Milk Train” will be playing at the Stagecoach Bar and Grill from 8-11pm. 315 Main St E, Ashland. For more information call 715-292-6710.
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    Turkey Trot 5k. Bring family, friends and Fido to the VFW building in Washburn, across from the Washburn Marina, for the 9am race. The registration starts at 8am-8:45am. Pre-registration available. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for kids 17 years old or younger. This is a fundraiser for the Chequamegon Bay Area Community Fund, an affiliate of Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation. For more information, call 715-779-7021.
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    Our Lady of the Lake Free Will Dinner, 215 Lake Shore Dr E, Ashland.  Serving 11am to 1pm.  Delivery service is available.  Call 715-682-7620.
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    Country Blossoms Holiday Open House,64715 Gilles Rd,  Wreaths, Holiday Containers, kissing ball, Christmas Decor galore!! Come on out and start the holiday season!! Fridays 6-9 pm; Saturdays 9am -4pm; Sundays 9am-3pm; during the week 9am-4pm. For more information 715-746-2345.
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    ‘Tis the season for giving. Don’t miss FREE GIFT FRIDAY at Solstice Outdoors and Solstice Main Street.  Get a killer camp fire mug with a $50 purchase at Solstice Outdoors and Solstice clothing boutique get a free woven scarf with a $50 purchase while supplies last. Stores open at 8am. It’s our way of saying thank you, for shopping local.
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    Bad River Lodge and Casino presents, ” Black Friday Cash”  73370 US-2, Ashland from 5-11pm. You have a chance to win some cash! For more information call 715-682-7121 or visit www.badriver.com.
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    “Wild Colonial Bhoys” will be playing at the Stagecoach Bar and Grill from 9pm-1am. 315 Main St. E, Ashland. For more information call 715-292-6710.
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    Bad River Lodge and Casino presents, “Annual Holiday Craft Fair” 73370 US-2, Ashland, from 8am-3pm. Free admission. Vendors to book a table and for more details call 715-682-7121 ext. 1231.
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    Shop Solstice Outdoors and Solstice on Main Street on Small Business Saturday and get a free $20 gift card with any $100 purchase.
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    Ashland’s First Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 4:30pm at the Pearson Plaza Park.  Take an hour with friends and family and have some cookies, cider or hot chocolate and sing a holiday tune.
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    Bayfield’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. Enjoy holiday treats and warm beverages while listening to traditional carols performed by the talented Rittenhouse Inn Singers at the historic Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion, from 4:30-6pm. Then, join in the procession as the crowd moves outside to serenade the holiday tree as it is ceremoniously lit for the season. For more information, call 715-779-3335 or visit www.bayfield.org.
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    Santa will be at Walmart walking around from 12-4pm.
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    Santa will be at Country Blossoms Greenhouse, 64715 Gilles Rd, from 1-3pm! 64715 Gilles Road, Ashland. For more information call 715-746-2345.
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    Ladies Night at L & M Fleet Supply from 5-9pm! Register to win amazing prizes such as pink yeti roadie cooler, $100 in clothing by Comlubia, Pair of ladies jeans by Silver, comfy pillows from My Pillow, and much more! 20% off all Clothing and Footwear, 25% off all kids toys and Holiday Decor, plus even more in-store specials! First 200 Customers recieve a free Carhartt for women shopping bag!
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    USFS Birch Grove Restoration Project Meeting at the Washburn Community Library from 3-6pm. For more information contact Jennifer Maziasz at 715-373-2667 ext 5235 or email jmaziasz@fs.fed.us.
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    Intro to the Grid-Energy 101 at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center  at 6:30pm. For more information call 715-685-9983 or visit www.nglvc.org.