Antigo Area Community Food Pantry February 22nd 11am-1pm (Wednesdays) & February 24th 1pm-3pm (Fridays), 2120 Progress Blvd., Antigo (715) 623-1103.
Elcho Area Community Food Pantry February 20th & February 27th 11am-1pm (Mon.), February 22th 4-6pm (Wed.) & Starting March 18th 10am-Noon (3rd Sat.), 11224 Antigo St., Elcho. Call (715) 610-5886 for more information.
Merrill Ice Drags Thru February 25th (Sats.) Reg. at 8:30am, races begin at noon. Council Grounds State Park, N1895 Council Grounds Dr., Merrill. Dragsters, muscle cars & trucks race on an 1/8-mile strip of ice on Lake Alexander. World records 141.6 mph & 5.431 e.t. From “Rubber Tire” class to “Outlaw” class we have racing for everyone! Access to ice is through the Council Grounds State Park. Dates may change, please check website. Adults are $12, Kids 6-14 $7, Under 6 – Free. Please go to www.merrillicedrags.com for more information.
Zurko Indoor Winter Flea Market Thru April 1st (Saturdays) 9am-3pm Historic Shawano Community Hall, 115 E. Division St., Shawano. Free admission. For more information, please call 715-526-9769 or go to www.zurkopromotions.com.
Mike Beno, Editor and Creator of Our Wisconsin Magazine, at Rhinelander Library February 20th 6:30-7:30pm Rhinelander District Library, 106 N Stevens St, Rhinelander. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please call the Rhinelander District Library at 715-365-1070.
Coffee Klatch for Seniors February 21st & February 23rd (Every Tues. & Thur.) 9-11am Langlade County Senior Center, 1225 Langlade Rd., Antigo. Come and enjoy some coffee and conversation with others. For more information, please call 715-627-6632.
Immunization Clinic February 22nd 9am-4pm Langlade County Health Department, 1225 Langlade Road, Antigo. The immunization clinic is available to provide childhood immunizations & adult vaccinations. The vaccinations are FREE to children 2 months – 18 years of age if you have Medical Assistance or no insurance. Adult vaccinations are available some with a minimal fee or FREE if you have MC or MA. Contact the Health Department at 715-627-6250 for more information or to see if you are in need of any vaccinations.
Play & Learn February 23rd 9:30-11am N4013 Hwy. 45, Antigo. Play & Learn is a weekly play group program for parents, caregivers and children from birth to age 5. Staff will provide a parent lesson, an activity for parents and children to do together. The activity will build skills for school readiness and milestone achievement. Quarterly Ages and Stages questionnaires are made available to parents and caregivers to assist families in helping their children to reach age based development milestones. Join the conversation on Facebook – Northwoods Family Resource Centers http://www.facebook.com/NorthwoodsFRCN. For more information, please call 715-627-1414.
Card Playing Program February 23rd (Every Thurs.) 1-4pm Langlade County Senior Center, 1225 Langlade Rd., Antigo. Have you been looking for someone to play cards with? Here is your chance to meet others and share your love for cards. The games being played are canasta, sheepshead & pinochle. For more information, please call 715-627-6632.
Boys & Girls Club Teen Night February 23rd (Every Thur.) 5:30-8pm Boys & Girls Club of Langlade Co., 411 Superior St., Antigo. For grades 6-12. Video games, pool, bumper pool, blackjack, double shot, air hockey, carpetball, foosball, music, dodgeball league, volleyball league & more. For more information, please call 715-627-1800 or go to www.bgclang.org.
“Glad Hatter” February 23rd 6:30-9pm Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 300 Logan St., Merrill. The women of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church have arranged for a presentation by professional traveling storyteller, Pati Kachel. Her heartwarming program incorporates humor, songs, 100 vintage hats & colorful costumes. Wear a hat, if you choose. A reception will follow the presentation at the church. Pati has been a storyteller for over 30 years, performing in conference centers, schools, churches, hospitals, camps, coffeehouses & living rooms. She has delighted audiences from Seattle to Pittsburgh, throughout the Midwest & even abroad. Join in the merriment & magic that is Pati Kachel. She is sure to whisk away your winter-weary woes. The Glad Hatter is open to the public at no charge. Free will donations are appreciated.
Pride at the Pump February 24th Marty’s Shell Service, 738 Superior St., Antigo. 2 cents from every gallon sold at Marty’s Shell Service goes to the Unified School District of Antigo PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports) initiative. All pumps, all day. For more information, please contact Tina Ver Hagen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715/627-4355, ext. 1228
Open Skate February 24th 11:30am-1pm Langlade County Hockey Arena, 1633 Neva Road, Antigo. The Antigo Area Youth Hockey Association, in collaboration with the City of Antigo Park & Rec Department, offer FREE open skates throughout the year at the Langlade County Multi-Purpose Building. The Open Skates are FREE with the donation of a canned good. There is a limited supply of skates available for use (these are free, but must be returned at the end of the skate).
Crossroads Community Theatre Presents their 6th Annual Murder Mystery Dinner Event February 24th & 25th & March 3rd & 4th 6-9pm WOWSPACE, 114 Vinal Street, Wittenberg. Join the Crossroads Community Theatre for their annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, “Fishin’ For Trouble: A Whale of a Fateful Tale,” by Tony Schwartz & Marylou Ambrose. You will be attending the annual gala fundraiser for the “International Feed the Whales Foundation!” Tickets are $35, and must be purchased in advance by calling 715-253-2737 or by purchasing them at 600 S Webb Street, Wittenberg. When purchasing your ticket you will give your meal choice of either cod divan or brown sugar chipotle rubbed pork Ttenderloin. There is space for only 50 diners/theatergoers each evening. For more information, go to www.wallsofwittenberg.com
Wisconsin Brass Quintet February 24th 2017 7:30-9pm Nicolet College Theatre, 5364 College Drive, Rhinelander. From Carnegie Hall to the Nicolet Theatre, the accomplished Wisconsin Brass Quintet has shared their genius musicianship throughout the U.S. since 1972. Their vast repertoire draws from works of all periods & styles. Says the American Record Guide: “The WBQ is a remarkable ensemble that plays with more reckless abandon, warmth, stylistic variety & interpretive interest than almost any quintet in memory.” Tickets are $15. Buy tickets online at nicoletlive.com or call (715) 365-4646.
Pelican Lake Area Chamber 39th Annual Ice Fishing Derby February 25th 7am-6:30pm Gerrit’s Lakeview Inn, 656 Co Hwy G, Pelican Lake. Fishing 7:30am-4:30pm, Register fish at Gerrits’ Lakeview. Raffles, food & prizes all day. Drawings start at 5:30pm. For more information, please 715-487-5222.
55th Marion Lion’s Club Fishing Derby February 25th 7am-8pm Lions Point, 327 W. Garfield Ave., Marion. Lots of fun, entertainment, lunch, music and refreshments.
Gleason International Raceway Winter Races February 25th Gates open at 8am Races Start 11am. International Raceway, N5335 State Hwy. 17, Gleason. Come on out and watch ATV’s, motorcycles, snowmobiles, and carts race around the oval track. Admission is $5.00 for adults and kids under 10 are free. Food and refreshments are on grounds in a heated building. For more information, please call (715) 873-4811 or (715) 536-9681 or go to www.gleasoncc.org.
Somo Fish and Game Club Annual Ice Fishing Jamboree February 25th 8:30am-3:30pm Somo Lake, Tomahawk. Hours are 9am-3pm with registration beginning at 8am. Registration is located near boat landing between Tomahawk Lodge and Somo View Resort off of CC. $5 for adults, $2 for kids 16 & under, $10 for a family. Hourly door prizes, various raffles with a raffle drawing at 3:15pm. Scholarship raffle prizes include Jiffy Pro 4 Propane 8″ auger, Eskimo Fatfish 4 Man Pop-Up, 12 gauge Mossberg 535 Camo Turkey Gun. For more information please call Gary at 715- 453-0701.
5th Annual Laona Volunteer Fire Dept. & Cook Elfors VFW Post 6823 Fish-O-Ree February 25th 8am-4pm Silver Lake, Laona.
Doty Dog Days of Winter February 25th– 26th 10am Doty Community Center, 14899 Cty. Hwy. T, Mountain. Dog Race and Winter Festival. Two days of sled dog races in several classes, both junior and adult. Winter festivities will include dog sled rides for both kids & adults, an event photography contest & a snowshoe hike to a cedar swamp with a warming fire by the creek, s’mores & hot chocolate. Food & drinks will be available both days. A musher meet & greet banquet, held at the Carter Casino & Conference Center, will conclude the activities on Saturday evening at 6pm. Seating is limited so call soon to reserve your spot. For more information, please call Bob at 715-276-2320.
Kinship Frigid Flop February 25th 11am-2pm SARA Park, Tomahawk. Hosted by Kinship of Tomahawk. The event is free, but donations to Kinship are welcome! BBQ, hot dogs & chili will be available. Awards will go to the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place plungers/teams who raise the most money and top “Too Chicken” winner will be awarded traveling trophies. Pledge sheets are available at Kinship office, Tomahawk Leader & the Tomahawk Pharmacy. Please call Patti at (715) 453-1910 to sign up to plunge or for more information.
7th Annual Turkey Bowling February 25th Noon Riverview Town Hall/Fire Department, 15471 Hwy 32 (5 miles North of Mountain), Mountain. 4 person teams, any age can bowl! $30 per team. Chili, sandwiches, beverages, raffles & more! Ice grippers are encouraged! Proceeds to benefit the Riverview Recreation Department. For more information, please call Karen at 920-323-0336.
Shawano FFA Alumni Wild Game Feed February 25th 6-7:30pm Shawano County Park Pavillion, W5785 Lake Drive, Shawano. Wild game feed with raffles and an auction. $15 per person. For more information, please call 715-526-2175.
Adventures In the Far East: Louise Schotz’s Southeast Asia Travels February 26th 1-3pm T.B. Scott Free Library, Community Room, 106 1st St., Merrill. Louise Schotz of Irma shares images and experiences from her recent travels to Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. Take a break from the winter routine with this exploration of exotic lands. Refreshments compliments of The Checkered Churn and First Street Coffee Station for this Words Worth Hearing program.
Antigo Gateway Squares – Square Dance Club February 26th 2-4:30pm Antigo United Methodist Church, 2034 West Fifth Avenue, Antigo. Caller is Vince Treague, SQS/RDS. Dancers range in age from 10 to 70+ with couples, singles, & youth. The club is very active and fun. For more information, please call Rose Marie Kerner at 715-623-2128.
Antigo High School Drama Club Presents The Addams Family March 3rd & 4th 7:30pm, March 5th 2pm & March 9th-11th 7:30pm Volm Theater, Antigo High School, 1900 10th Ave., Antigo. Tickets are $10 for adults and children 10 & under are $5. Tickets will be sold in the high school commons beginning February 21st at 5pm & sold Mondays-Thursdays from 5-7pm & two hours before the curtain, depending on availability. All seats are reserved.
Lakewood Area Chamber of Commerce Monthly Meeting February 20th 6pm Firelite Lounge, Hwy. 32, Lakewood.
Antigo Optimist Club Meeting February 21st 12-1pm North Star Lanes, 400 Prosser Place, Antigo.
Antigo Kiwanis Club Meeting February 21st Noon The Refuge Restaurant, 410 Hwy. 64, Antigo. New members are welcome.
Antigo Garden Club Meeting February 21st 5:45pm Antigo Public Library, 617 Clermont St., Antigo.
Hotel/Motel Commission Meeting February 22nd 8:30am City Hall, 700 Edison St., Antigo.
Public Works Committee Meeting February 22nd 6pm City Hall, 700 Edison St., Antigo.
Baby & Me Group February 20th & February 27th 1:00pm-2:00pm. Langlade Hospital, 112 East Fifth Avenue, Antigo. Langlade Birthing Center, second floor of the hospital. Facilitator: RN/International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. For more information please call 715-623-9280. No fee.
Eating Disorders Support Group February 22nd 6:00pm-7:00pm. Meets at AVAIL Center in Antigo. Please call 715-623-5177 for more information.
AA Support Group (Open) February 23rd & February 25th 7:00pm. Langlade Hospital, 112 East Fifth Avenue, Antigo. Langlade Hospital Conference Room 1022, adjacent to Chapel in the new hospital. Thursdays & Saturdays.
Narcotics Anonymous February 24th 7:00pm. Langlade Hospital, 112 East Fifth Avenue, Antigo. Langlade Hospital Conference Room 1022, adjacent to Chapel in the Langlade Hospital.
AL-ANON Meeting February 20th & February 27th 1:30pm. Antigo Community Church – Quest Center – Room 1, 723 Deleglise Street, Antigo. Mondays at 1:30pm
Overeaters Anonymous February 20th & February 27th 7:00pm. St. Mary & Hyacinth Parish Center, Room 4, 819 3rd Avenue, Antigo. Mondays at 7:00pm.
Weight Watchers Meetings February 21st 6:45am Langlade County Board Room, Safety Building 840 Clermont St., Antigo & 5:30pm United Methodist Church, 2034 5th Ave., Antigo.
T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Support Group February 23rd 5pm Steffen Memorial Home, 503 5th Ave., Antigo.
Alzheimer’s Support Group February 23rd 1:30-3pm Langlade County Senior Center, 1225 Langlade Rd., Antigo. This Alzheimer’s Association caregiver support group will meet the 4th Thursday of each month. Kathy Boksa is the group’s facilitator. The meeting is open to all area families & caregivers. There is no charge. For more information, please call Kathy at 715-350-4210.
HALOS-Helping Another grieve a Loved One’s Suicide February 23rd 6:30-9pm NTC Antigo Campus-Wood Technology Center, 312 Forrest Ave., Antigo. We are a new support group for anyone who has felt the devastating effects of a friend’s or loved one’s suicide. Meetings to be held the fourth Thursday each month in Room WT119 of the Wood Technology Center at NTC Antigo Campus. For more information, contact Tara at 715-219-5959.