What’s Happening this Week!

2020-10-26

Even with COVID – 19 things are happening in the Chequamegon Bay!

  • 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!
  • Mid-June through mid-October:  Ashland Area Farmer’s Market, Saturdays, looking at opening June 13th, 8am-12pm, on Chapple Ave, in front of Black Cat and Ashland Baking Company, with modified rules and regulations in place to keep us all safe and healthy.  Check them out on Facebook or visit www.ashlandareafarmersmarket.com.
  • 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.
  • Chequamegon Bay Golf Club: Open!  Carts are allowed. There are a few COVID-19 guidelines you need to know please check our Facebook Page  https://www.facebook.com/cbaygolf/  We will post more via Facebook, website and emails. If you have any questions, please contact the Pro Shop at 715-682-8004.
  • Copper Peak: Ironwood, MI  906-932-3500. Copper Peak’s Scenic Adventure Ride Open for the Season!  Copper Peak is open 7 days a week from 10am until 4:30pm.. Come take a ride to the top or pick up some cool, new merchandise in the chalet gift shop. Tickets are $22 for adults, $8 for children/students (14 and under), and free for children under 5. Once at the top, visitors can enjoy the highest, most awe-inspiring, unobstructed vista in the Midwest overlooking over 2500 square miles, 3 states and even Canada on a clear day. The Copper Peak Adventure Ride is an opportunity not to be missed!
  • Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center-Due to COVID-19 the Center is now open outside.  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.
  • Looking for something to do and social distance?…
    Follow the Mural Brick Road … in the county of the land of Ashland.
    A fun scavenger hunt with the beautiful murals in Ashland County!
  • Recreation and Fitness Resources Bayfield 715-779-5408.   For more information go to https://www.recreationandfitnessresources.org/

Area Activities:

October

  • Now – 10/30/2020
    Frankie’s Pizza Pumpkin Carving Contest.  We have three categories to choose from.. 1)Spooky 2) Funny 3)Creative.  Judges will pick their favorite. Winner will receive a $15 gift card. Either they can pick it up in the store or mailed! Drop the picture below your entry. Caption with which category you would like to entered. Then like and share the status. All entries must be turned in by October 30th @ 11am.  Winners will be announced October 31st @ 11am.  You are welcome to enter more than one pre category.  Good Luck!
  • Now – 10/31/2020
    The Chequamegon Food Co-op will be hosting a virtual pumpkin carving contest! Send us your best pumpkin, and our staff will vote on the best ones! There will be two categories with prizes! Kids 12 and under: Halloween treat bag, filled with co-op specialties! Adults 13 and over: $25 gift card, cha-ching! Prizes must be picked up in-store. Submit a photo of your pumpkin to us by using the  hashtag: #chequamegonpumpkins2020 on Facebook or Instagram
    ORemail your picture to Sara at: sarab@cheqfood.coop.  The deadline to submit a photo is October 31st.  Winners will be chosen the following week.
  • 10/28/2020
    Essentia Health is having a Super One flu vaccination clinic, 9am-3pm for ages 6 and up.
  • 10/29-31/2020
    Home Expressions Christmas Open House, 116 Main Street West.  Thursday (10/29) 5-8pm, Friday (10/30) 10am-5:30pm and Saturday (10/31) 10am-3pm.  715-682-2455.
  • 10/30/2020
    Drive in Movie night at Mt Ashwabay.  Ghostbusters around 7pm (half hour after dusk) and followed by Night of the Living Dead.  Limit 50 vehicles $20 per vehicle per film.  First come first serve.715-373-5017.
  • 10/31/2020
    Trinity Lutheran Church Giveaway, 701 Vaughn Ave., will be setting out Fall Harvest Goodie Bag  on Halloween from 5-7pm for children ages 3-10, but all ages are welcome. There will be a set number of bags set out on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like a bag sent to your house, please visit our website at ashlandtrinitylutheran.org and click on the Harvest Festival link to sign up. Please sign up by Oct. 24. Have a safe and happy Halloween.  Any questions call 715-495-7338.

 

November

  • 11/03/2020
    ELECTION DAY – VOTE
  • 11/05/2020
    WITC-Ashland Drive Thru, 2100 Beaser Ave., 11:30am-1:30pm.  Info To Go! You’ll receive a bag with program and financial aid info, a FREE application voucher, and lots of other freebies! No need to exit your car.  Staff will be wearing masks and gloves.  Follow the traffic flow to be served.  Open your window to receive your bag.  DOOR PRIZES!  For more information call 715-682-4591 ext 3192  www.witc.edu/drivethru
  • 11/05-07/2020
    Superior floral & gifts Christmas Open House, 420 Lake Shore Dr West. Thursday (11/05) 4-7pm, Friday (10/06) 10am-5pm and Saturday (11/07) 10am-5pm.  715-292-9382
  • 11/07/2020
    Chick-uamegon Women’s 1mile/5K/10K.  GIRLS just wanna have FUN!!  And we know how to do it here in Ashland, WI and now we have a race for everyone!  Get your girlfriends together and come to Ashland dressed in your blingest best and walk, run, skip or jump in the eighth annual Chick-uamegon 1-mile/5k/10k walk/run.  Due to COVID-19 We are changing things up!  This year’s race will be truly a FUN RUN.  In place of tiaras and medals, each finishing chick will receive a $5 Chamber Dollar Certificate to be spent in our community, at Bricks and Mortar Chamber Member Businesses.  Ashland Retailers will have specials. Prizes will be given away to; 3 places for Blingest or Best Costume ( $50/$25/$25 in Chamber Dollars); Blingest Face mask ($25 in Chamber Dollars); Blingest Shoes/Sneakers/Boots/whatever is on your feet ($25 in Chamber Dollars); Best Dressed Volunteer ($20); 3 random drawings (each $20 in Chamber Dollars) Chicks will be social distanced at the start. Face masks or coverings are mandatory until the race has started.  for more information go to www.chick-uamegon.com
  • 11/ 7 & 9-14/2020
     New England Store Christmas Open House, 518 West Main.
  • 11/21/2020
    Gabriele’s German Cookies & Chocolates, Christmas Open House,413 W Main St
  • 11/27-29 and12/5-6/2020
    Country Blossoms, Christmas 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.
  • 11/30/2019
    Small Business Saturday! Go downtown and support the local businesses.
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