What’s Happening this Week!






Here is a list of activities that are happening this week in the Chequamegon Bay Area:

Area Activities:

October 16:

  • Our Lady of the Lake BINGO at 7pm in the Our Lady of the Lake Social Hall. Progressive Black Out. Everyone is invited.

October 17:

  • Cable Natural History Museum presents, “Basket Class- Twill Legged Caddy (Adult Naturalist Program)”. With instructor Jean Carryl, this beautiful and functional basket will provide you with an opportunity to learn how to lay out a twill base and weave a simple twill using dyed reed. Participants will learn to shape it to fit the handle, and a traditional waxed linen lashing and 4 wooden legs will be added to complete this stunning, 5”x9″x10″ basket. 9am-3pm at the Cable Natural History Museum. Space is limited. $62 member/$67 non-member. Registration required by October 1.  Go to cablemuseum.org or call 715-798-3890.
  • Northwest Wisconsin CEP’s 50th Anniversary Celebration from 1-2pm. 422 3rd St W, Suite 200 in Ashland. Northwest Wisconsin CEP has been serving job seekers and businesses of the ten counties of northwest Wisconsin for the past 50 years. Please join us for an open house at our Ashland location to celebrate. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 715-682-9141 ext. 105.
  • Ballroom Dancing at the Bayfield Pavilion, from 6:15-8pm. With Lloyd Turner and Rosie Dreesen. Full Series: Rec Center Members $23. Non-Members $27.
    Walk In: $10. Program Punch Card: $79/10 Program Walk Ins. The class will consist of the basic step and a few variations of different ball room dances including Foxtrot, Rumba, Waltz, Tango, Night Club 2 Step and East Coast Swing. For more information, call 715-779-5408.

October 18:

  • Witches’ Night Out on 3RD THURSDAY!! On historic Main Street of Ashland, from 4-8pm. Stop and shop at participating stores for fun treats and specials and a chance to register for the grand prize. Downtown Retail Businesses will be open until 8pm!! For more information, call 715-682-2500 or visit www.visitashland.com.
  • Faith In Action “Mexican Fiesta Feast,” at the Enrichment Center, 400 Chapple Ave., from 4pm-7pm. Ages 3 and under are free, take-out is available. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. For more information or tickets, call 715-682-4414, ext. 3.
  • Business Planning Session- “What is Your Exit Strategy?” at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center. Choose one of two workshops 8-9:30am or 5:30-7pm. Coffee and pastries in the morning. Refreshments and pizza in the evening. Sponsored by Ashland Area Development Corporation, Bayfield County Economic Development Corporation, Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Bayfield Chamber of Commerce.

October 18-20:

  • Ashland High School Fall Drama Productions in Prentice Park “Scenes from Bram Stoker’s Dracula” from 7-9pm. Play begins at the large pavilion in Prentice Park in Ashland. Annual Fall productions-scenes set of short walk through upper part of Prentice Park. $5 per person. For more information, call 715-682-3786

October 19:

  • Wear PINK day for Breast Cancer Awareness.

October 20:

  • Take a hike from Snake Trail Road to experience majestic overlooks and beautiful fall colors along the trail. This hike is being led by Katie MeLoine, Trails Technician with the US Forest Service. Meet Katie at the berm on the Snake Trail Road (FR 383). Participants will walk up to the closed road to the NCT, hike west, and then turn around after hiking for 1.5 hours. Katie will answer questions and talk about the 2016 flood damage. This in and out hike will be approximately 4 miles in distance. For more information contact Kevin Schram, President, at 715-765-4789 or email che@northcountrytrail.org.
  • Madeline Island Fall Festival, La Pointe. Among the many family friendly events that take place during Fall Fest are pumpkin decorating, a children’s costume parade, face painting, clowns, bicycle powered cider press, and much more. 9am-4pm. Many island businesses will have specials. For more information, call 888-475-3386, visit www.madelineisland.com.
  • Cable Natural History Museum presents, “Snake Feeding”. Meet Emory and Digger, Cable Natural History Museum’s live snakes and watch them eat a mouse. Their breakfast starts at 10am. For more info go to www.cablemuseum.org.
  • Cheeky Monkey Boo Bash brought to you by the Chequamegon Food Co-op and Ashland Parks and Rec, from 10am-12pm, at the Bretting Community Center. Games, crafts, & gruelicious food. Free. All ages and costumes are welcome. For more information, call 715-682-7059.
  • Cruise Inn Spring Creek Bar & Grill Fall Craft and Vendor Fair from noon-5pm. 83966 County Rd F in Butternut. Beverages and all menu items available during the fair. For more information, call 715-769-3207.
  • Northland College Men’s Soccer vs. University of MN Morris at 1pm. For more information, call 715-682-1243.
  • Northland College Men’s Soccer vs. University of MN Morris at 1pm at 3:30pm. For more information, call 715-682-1243.
  • Fall Fest Dinner at the Bell Street on Madeline Island from 5-9pm. Activities, vendors, and fun! End a fun filled day on Madeline Island by joining the Bell Street and Freehands Farm for a wonderful meal. Celebrating the harvest of wonderful, local foods, enjoy a 5 course, slow food kind of experience! Pairings with local beer and wine will be included with course 2,3 and 4. The bar will also be open for the celebration. Gather friends and family and join us! For more information, call 715-563-0323.
  • Copper Falls Candlelight Hike from 6-8:30pm. Self-guided candlelight walk through the forest on the Red Granite Falls Trail. State park sticker required. Flashlight optional. A great outdoor experience for all ages. For more information, call 715-274-2330.
  • Ashland Chamber Music Society presents “The Lake Cottage Duo” at 7:30pm at the United Presbyterian-Congregational Church. For more information, visit www.ashlandchambermusic.org.

October 21:

  • Knights of Columbus Fall Festival Dinner from 11am-2pm at Our Lady of the Lake Social Hall. 201 Lake Shore Dr E. For more information, call 715-682-9621.
  • The North Coast Cycling Association (NCCA) safari rides. Launch time is 1pm. The launch place changes each week and will be listed on their Facebook page and personal invitations for the rides are sent to anyone that submit their email addresses to John Murphy at murph007swat@gmail.com.
  • Ashland High School Fall Drama Productions at the Ashland High School Auditorium “Scenes from Bram Stoker’s Dracula” at 2pm. Annual Fall productions-scenes set of short walk through upper part of Prentice Park. $5 per person. For more information, call 715-682-3786.
  • Month Long Activities October
  • Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze at Northern Bounty Farm – Opens Sept. 28th – October 27th! Open Fridays 3-6pm and Saturdays 10-6pm. Take a hay ride out to our u-pick patch or shop our pre-picked carving pumpkins, pie pumpkins, gourds and more! Hay pyramid, corn bin play area, petting farm, games, and photo ops! There’s fun for all ages! Ages 2 and under are free. 3-6 are $5 and 7+ are $7 – that price includes all activities, maze, and a pumpkin of your choice! We accept cash, card or WIC! Porta-potties and picnic area available. We are a small family farm and would love the support of our wonderful community! Follow signs from Highway 13 and Bass Lake Rd. Questions? 715-681-0022
  • White River Ag Amazing Corn Maze every Saturday & Sunday thru October 28, 11am-Dark at 58330 Nelson Rd, Mason. Water races, Corn Pit, Food, Carmel apples, Corn Launcher, Hay Pyramid, Photo ops, games and a pumpkin patch. Kids 4-10 $5; 11 & up $8; 3 and under free.  715-765-4591.
  • Vaughn Library Activities. Click the link to see all that wonderful things happening at the Library in October! 715-682-7060.
  • Northern Great Lake Visitor Center – The Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center helps people connect with the historic, cultural, and natural resources of the Northern Great Lakes Region through customer-based information, services, and educational programs. “Timeless Lake Superior” Quilt Exhibit displayed until October 15.  715-685-9983.
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