What’s Happening this Week!






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

Area Activities:

Now – April 30:

  • Chequamegon Bay Arts Council $1,000 College Arts Scholarship. Applications due by April 3. The Chequamegon Bay Arts Council is pleased to announce the availability of college scholarships. The purpose of these scholarships is to acknowledge the past accomplishment and future promise of high school graduates who will enter a field of study leading to a career in the arts.  Eligibility: Applicants must meet all of the following requirements: Be a high school senior graduating in spring 2018. Reside and attend high school in Ashland or Bayfield County.  Plan to enroll in a higher education course of study leading to a career in visual, literary, or performing arts.  Submit all materials described in the application form. For more info, please visit: http://www.cbayarts.org/scholarships.html

April 20:

  • Ashland High School Girls Softball vs Lakeland Union at 4:30pm.  715-682-7089.
  • To celebrate Earth Day, come and see the award-winning “Chasing Coral,” a beautiful documentary film (with no snow) about the impact of warming oceans on the world’s coral reefs, at 7:30pm at Northland College’s  Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, co-sponsored by the Bay Area Film Society and the Chequamegon Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby.  Free admission!  715-779-5209.

April 20-21:

  • Ashland School of Dance Spring Recital will be held at the Ashland High School auditorium at 6pm.  Tickets are available at the dance studio, 419 Chapple Ave.  For more information and tickets, call  715-292-3567 or visit site.ashlandschoolofdance.info.

April 20-22:

  • Lost Creek Adventures presents, ” Earth Day Weekend Skills Gathering” at the Lost Creek School for Self-Reliance & Folk Arts in Cornucopia. Friday starting at 9am. Saturday and Sunday starting at 8am. Featuring traditional folk and outdoor skills that inspire us to live an enjoyable and self-sufficient life with many workshops. For more information visit www.lostcreekadventures.org

April 21:

  • Earth Day Electronic Waste Collection Special from 8am-1pm, 405 Industrial Park Rd in Ashland. FREE drop off of Computers (excluding Monitors) & All Appliances (including Freon appliances) TV’s up to 30″  are $12.50 (1/2 off reg price), TV’s over 30″ are $20.00 (1/2 off reg price). Floor Model & Projection TV’s are $25.00 (1/2 off reg price); Computer Monitors are$5.00 (1/2 off reg price), Misc electronics are $2.00 (1/2 off reg price).  Join us for free 6th Street Market brats from 10am-1pm.  Earth Day Electronic Waste Collection Special. For more information call 715-477-0077 or visit www.eaglewasteandrecycling.com.
  • Homemade Soft Pretzels at the Chequamegon Food Co-op, 700 W Main St,  from 10am-12pm. Instructor: Amy Trimbo. Cost: $20/$15 owner. Registration required. Cost is per person. Space is limited. Register by: April 19. For more information call 715-682-8251.
  • Planning a family? Already pregnant? Have little ones?  Explore the options for you, your pregnancy, and your family at the Ashland Birth & Baby Expo on Saturday from 10am-1pm at Brettings Community Center, 400 4th Ave W.  The Expo is free and offers exhibits and events that promote healthy birth and parenting from diverse perspectives.  This is an opportunity to learn, shop, and see what our area offers for birth and baby services. Light lunch is available for purchase on-site. For more information, call 715-685-5338.
  • Ashland B.P.O. will be holding their Annual Spring Fling fundraiser at the Hotel Chequamegon, 101 W. Lake Shore Dr., starting at 11am. There will be a noon lunch along with raffles and a 50/50 drawing. For more information, please call Sue at 715-682-6228 or Judy at 715-746-2033.
  • Legendary Waters Resort & Casino, 37600 Onigamiing Dr,  presents “Legendary Cribbage Tournament” at 5pm. Registration begins 3pm. For more information, call 800-226-8478 or visit www.legendarywaters.com.
  • Bad River Lodge and Casino, 73370 US Hwy 2, presents, “Infinity”. Free admission! Doors open at 8pm. Music begins at 9pm. For more information call 715-682-7121.

April 21-29:

  • Wilderness First Responder Course at the Northland College, 1411 Ellis Ave. Wilderness First Responder is the ideal medical training for outdoor educators, guides, SAR team members, and others who work or play in remote areas. The curriculum is comprehensive and practical, including the essential principals and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments. For more information and to register call Will at  www.northland.edu/lifelong.

April 22-23:

  • Chequamegon Theatre Association presents “The Savannah Sipping Society” auditions, 210 5th Ave E, Ashland. For more information, call 715-682-5554 or visit www.ctatheatre.org.

April 22:

  • Star Spangled Banner Competition at the United Presbyterian Church in Ashland at 1pm.  If you have questions contact John Moran 715-682-4329, Susan Noskoviak 715-682-5365, or Nancy Brown at 715-373-5360.
  • 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 <murph007swat@gmail.com>.

April 24:

  • Partners of MMC Linen Sale from 9am-4pm! Come to the Twin Island Room on the Ground Floor of Memorial Medical Center for some great sales. Bamboo sheet sets, fleece blankets, pillows, all sizes of sheets, pillows, and much more! They accept cash, check, or credit card.
  • WITC Webinar- The Real Art of Communication is Listening and Caring from 11:30-12noon. For more information call 800-243-9482 or visit www.witc.edu/webinars.
  • Ashland High School Boys Tennis vs Cloquet at 4:15pm.  715-682-7089.
  • Ashland High School Boys Baseball vs Drummond at 4:30pm at Northland College.  715-682-7089.
  • Ashland Science on Tap, hosts Tom Fitz PhD, “Giant Volcanic Eruptions in the Lake Superior Region”  at 6:30pm at the Deep Water Grille-South Shore Brewery, 808 W. Main St. For more information, call 715-682-4200 or visit www.ashlandscience.org.
  • Our Lady of the Lake BINGO at 7pm in the Social Hall.  Progressive Black Out.  $2,400.  Everyone is invited.

April 25:

  • The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce would like to encourage Ambassadors, Chamber Members and Guests to attend the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of St. Luke’s Chequamegon Clinic, 2201 Lake Shore Drive East, Ashland, at 12noon. For more information call the Ashland Chamber at 715-682-2500.
  • Northland College Men’s Baseballl vs University of WI-Superior at 1:30 & 3:30pm.  715-682-1865.
  • Ashland High School Open House, 4:30-7:30pm  The time has come to see the new Field House. the other improvements to the High School (Commons, Main Office, Library) and the Elementary Charter Space.  715-682-7089.

April 26:

  • Ashland High School Boys Baseball vs Proctor at V 4:30pm at Northland College, JV at Penn Park.  715-682-7089.
  • “Written Off” film at the Bayfield County Courthouse, 117 E 5th St in Washburn, at 5pm. County Board room on 2nd floor. Light snack and refreshments will be served! Film to start at 5:30pm. The film chronicles the life of Matthew Edwards, whose addiction to opioids began at age 15, after being prescribed main medicine for minor surgery. His grippingly honest writing reveals the secrets he tried so hard to conceal throughout a decade long struggle to escape addition.  For more information visit www.written-off.com.
  • Business on Stage- Young Entrepreneurs Panel at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, 29270 Co Hwy G, from 6-8:30pm. Complimentary pizza at 6pm, presentation and Q&A at 6:30pm, and networking at 7:30pm. The Young Entrepreneurs Panel is featuring Emily Jeffress; owner of Lace & Brass Events, Jackson Kysar; owner of Jack’s Store & Burger Barn, Heather Wilcox; owner of Idea Design Studio, LLC, and William Whiting; owner of Lone Wolf Marine and Recreation LLC. Four young entrepreneurs, Emily Jeffress, Jackson Kysar, Heather Wilcox, and William Whiting will each describe how they pursued their individual dreams to launch new business enterprise. They will talk about their journeys, the hard work, challenges & rewards of being a young entrepreneur in the Chequamegon Bay area. For more information visit www.nglvc.org or call 715-685-9983.

April 27:

  • Finding Your Ancestors: American Indian Genealogy in the 21st Century at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, 29270 Co Hwy G, form 12-4pm. This workshop will help you find out if you have any American Indian ancestry and how to find more about that ancestry. The 3 topics presented include: Doing Indian Genealogy; Upstreaming- How to Go Backwards; and How to Search and Use Records. Registration Required. Please email lori.bessler@wisconsinhistory.org or call 608-264-6519 with questions or visit wisconsinhistory.org/genealogy.
  • Ashland Area Mulch opening today at 3pm at 810 14th Ave East, across from Hodgkin’s Park.  Hours are:  Friday 3 – 7pm, Saturday 9am – 6pm and Sunday 10am – 2pm.  Weekday deliveries and pick-ups available.  Call 715-292-5776.
    Ashland High School Boys Baseball Girls Soccer vs Barron at V 4:30pm and JV at 6:30. 715-682-7089.
  • North Coast Cycling Association Spring Fling Party from 6-9pm at The Lake Superior Taphouse (South Shore Brewery) in Washburn. Members- Free! Non-members- $5 (which may be applied toward membership). For more information, visit www.northcoastcycling.com.

April 27-28:

  • Ashland School of Dance Spring Recital will be held at the Ashland High School auditorium at 6pm.  Tickets are available at the dance studio, 419 Chapple Ave.  For more information and tickets, call  715-292-3567 or visit site.ashlandschoolofdance.info.

April 27-29:

  • Ashland Gun and Knife Show at Bay Area Civic Center, 320 4th Ave. W. Show hours are: Friday from 4-8pm, Saturday from 9am-4pm, and Sunday from 9am-3pm.  Guns on display and for sale.  For more information, call Ray at 715-292-8415.


  • Women on Target at Sports Hollow, 29195 US Hwy 2, from 8am-3pm. Spend the day learning and trying the shooting sports, including riffle, pistol & shotgun in a safe and fun environment. You will receive a one-on-one instruction from instructors on all firearms. This is a non-competitive event designed to introduce women to the shooting sports with proper instruction and focused learning safety and having fun. $45 per person. Cost includes use of firearms, targets, ammunition, eye/ear protection and lunch. Clinic is rain or shine. Pre-registration is required, limited to 18 participants. Note that registration fees for cancellations after April 26th will be non-refundable. Registration forms are available on www.bulletsandbullseyes.com or at Sports Hollow. You can also register on the NRA course website: http://wot.nra.org/find-a-clinic/. For more information call 715-682-3838.

April 28:

  • Growing Oyster Mushrooms at the Chequamegon Food Co-op, 700 W Main St, from 10am-12pm. Instructor: Frank Dolence. Cost: $30/ $25 owner (Class cost includes materials fee). Registration required. Cost is per person. Space is limited. Register by: April 26. For more information call 715-682-8251.
  • Fast Lane Motor Sports Car Show and Swap meet. Stop in from 10am to 2pm at 3122 East Lake Shore Dr., for the open house.  Meet Chris Bretting and take a tour of the shop.  Race cars and drivers will be available to meet and greet.  Northern Aged Iron Antique Tractor Club will be joining us with some of their tractors as well. Fun for all! Great way to start the racing season! For more information call 715-682-3278.
  • 5th Annual Beef Up the Enrichment Center Dance at the Neighborly Bar from 2-7pm. Food, Fun, Music, Meat/Seafood Raffle and a Mega Chinese Raffle. We will also be having a Spring Fling Raffle with top prize $1,000. Proceeds from the event will go toward new lawn furniture, benches, gutters, and landscaping. For more information call Danielle at 715-682-2776.
  • Roly Poly Contest & Dinner.  Sponsored by the Mellen Area Chamber of Commerce, Morse Town Hall, Mellen.  Contest judging at 2pm.  Dinner is from 4-6pm.  Dinner ticket enters you in the grand prize drawing (need to be present to win). For more information, call 715-274-2136 or visit www.mellenwi.com.
  • Herbster Smelt Fry from 3-7pm at the Herbster Log Gym, 86870 Lenawee Road, Herbster, Wisconsin and sponsored by the Herbster Community Club.  https://www.facebook.com/Herbster-Community-Club-233754873432107/.
  • It’s a WINNING WEEKEND at Legendary Waters Resort & Casino. Join us Saturday, April 28 at 5pm for an all you can eat snow crab and prime rib dinner, then stick around for Hank Williams tribute artist Jason Petty and My Honky Tonk Heroes at 7:30pm. Dinner is $22, and the concert is FREE! Stay and play in the casino, where we’re giving away cash all night, up to $1000! Card-in play enters you to WIN a brand new Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe motorcycle. Make it a winning weekend and stay with us Friday and Saturday night. Simply call the hotel front desk at 800-226-8478 and ask for the WINNING WEEKEND special offer. Visit LegendaryWaters.com and we hope to see you soon!

April 28-29:

  • 5th Annual Ashland Women’s 6-Person Partner Team Pool Tournament.  This pool tournament will be held at multiple bars in Ashland and will start at 9:30am.  For more information and to sign up, call 715-682-4870.

April 29:

  • Concealed Carry Class at Sports Hollow, 29195 US Hwy 2, from 9am-4pm. Class covers MN and WI. Cost is $125. $225 deposit required at time of registration. Register early at Sports Hollow as classes fill up early. For more information 715-682-3838.
  • 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 <murph007swat@gmail.com>.

Month Long Activities April 

  • Vaughn Library Activities.  Click the link to see all that wonderful things happening at the Library in April!  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. 715-685-9983.
  • Washburn Cultural Center showcasing Washburn School District’s pre K-12th grade art.  715-373-5591
  • Bad River Casino presents Spring It On Cash Drawings every Saturday in April, 8-11pm.  Win $500 in Cash!  715-682-7121.

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