Antigo Area Community Food Pantry November 29th 11am-1pm (Wednesdays) & December 1st 1pm-3pm (Fridays), 2120 Progress Blvd., Antigo (715) 623-1103.
Elcho Area Community Food Pantry November 27th & December 4th 11am-1pm (Mon.), November 29th 4-6pm (Wed.), 11224 Antigo St., Elcho. Call (715) 610-5886 for more information.
Winter Wonderland November 24th-January 2nd 5-11pm Holtwood Campground, 400 Holtwood Way, Oconto. It’s time to take in all things twinkly! Each year the Oconto Holtwood Campground gets turned into a Winter Wonderland with over 150 trees decorated and sponsored by area businesses and organizations. The park is lite nightly from 5-11pm. This event is free to the public. Cars are permitted and walk-thrus are encouraged. Admission is free. For more information, please call Samantha Boucher at 920-604-0074.
Coffee Klatch for Seniors November 28th & November 30th (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.
Wine Women and Winter November 28th 5-8:30pm JJ’s Acres, Hwy J, Minocqua. There will be wine tasting, holiday appetizers and gift raffles. Tickets are $40. Benefiting Lakeland Pantry. For tickets go to JJ’s Acres or Save More Foods.
Boys & Girls Club Teen Night November 28th & November 30th (Tues. & Thurs.) 6-8pm Boys & Girls Club of Langlade Co., 411 Superior St., Antigo. For grades 6-12. Video games, basketball, pool, music, computer time, dodgeball & more. For more information, please call 715-627-1800 or go to www.bgclang.org.
Tae Kwan Do-Traditional Chung Hon Martial Arts November 28th & November 30th (Every Tues. & Thur.) 6:30-8pm Elks Lodge, 622 Clermont St., Antigo. Held on the third floor of the Elk’s Lodge. Open to anyone 7 years old and up. For more information, please call 715-623-4429.
Blood Pressure Clinic November 29th 9am-Noon Antigo Fire Department, 700 Edison St., Antigo. For more information, please call Lisa Vollmar at 715-350-7315.
Langlade County Senior Center Trip to Festival of Lights & Dinner November 29th 3pm to Marshfield to see the Festival of Lights and have dinner. The trip is limited to 20 people. Center members get preference. Cost is $30. Call 715-627-6632 for more information.
Nativity Walk November 29th-December 3rd First Presbyterian Church, 100 Presbyterian St., Shawano. 250+ nativities from around the world, music, cookies & artwork. A quiet place to enjoy the beauty of Christmas. For more information, please call 715-526-3329. www.shawanopres.org.
Healthy Living Pow Wow November 30th 9-11am Laona High School Gym, 5216 Forest Ave., Laona. & from 1-3pm at Crandon High School, 9750 Hwy. 8, Crandon. For more information, please call Kimberlee Soldier at 715-622-0139.
Play & Learn November 30th 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 November 30th (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.
Family Fun Night November 30th 6-7pm T. B. Scott Library, 106 West First Street, Merrill. Family Fun Night presents Magic Morgan and Liliana. Prepare for eye-popping illusions, a dazzling balloon twister, stunts with live animals along with seemingly impossible tricks in an unusual and incredible display of magic. This is a sign language interpreted event. For more information is call, Carolyn Forde at 715-536-7191
Fundraiser for T.R.A.I.L.S. Youth November 30th 6:30pm Mole Lake Conference Center, 3084 Hwy. 55, Crandon. Presenting Woodland Sky Native American Dance Company. Admission is $10. Bring a nonperishable item, and get $5 off admission! Food will be donated to local church food pantry. Native American crafts, food, popcorn and desserts will be available for purchase on site.
Great Movies of the Great War November 30th 7-9pm ArtStart , 68 S. Stevens St., Rhinelander. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I, ArtStart will show five movies: Paths of Glory (Oct. 4), All Quiet on the Western Front (Oct. 19), Gallipoli (Nov. 2), Oh! What a Lovely War (Nov. 16), Johnny Got His Gun (Nov. 30) and Joyeux Noel (Dec. 14). No admission fee. Cash bar available. For more information, go to www.artstartrhinelander.org.
Christmas Craft Sale December 1st & 2nd 12/1 from 3-8pm & 12/2 9am-3pm WOWSPACE, 114 Vinal St. (downtown), Wittenberg. Complete your Christmas shopping here. Gifts for family & friends, tasty baked goods & a wreath to complete your purchases! www.wallsofwittenberg.com.
23rd Annual Santa Parade December 1st 6pm Downtown Shawano. Visit Santa, free horse-drawn wagon rides, and in-store specials. For more information, please call 715-853-3775.
Community Christmas Tree Lighting & Candy Cane Parade December 1st 6-7pm Courthouse Square, Crandon. The event will kick off with community Christmas caroling while enjoying hot chocolate, cookies and of course, the tree lighting. This year, we encourage the community to bring a non-glass ornament to place on the memorial tree in memory of your loved one. And don’t forget your camera, so you can get a selfie with our Elfie. If you have any questions, please call Erin Mayer at 715-902-0168.
Tigerton Main Street presents Annual Festival of Trees December 1st-31st 6:30pm 1905 Village Hall, Tigerton. Vote for your favorite decorated tree. Festival of Trees is open until December 31, 2017. For more information, please call 715-535-2110.
Ladies Christmas Tea December 1st 6:30pm Hillside Gym, 5890 Hwy. 22W, Gillett. Ladies of all ages are invited to our Annual Christmas Tea. The Mpact Girl’s Club will be leading us in Christmas carols and there will be a guest speaker. It is a night where you can relax and reflect on what the Christmas Season is all about. Please make plans to attend this very special night and bring a finger food or dessert & a friend! If you will be coming, place call in for seating reservations at (920) 855-2962.
Moonlight Ski/Snowshoe/Hike December 1st 7-9pm Gartzke Flowage Hiking, Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe Trails, W6379 Fifth Ave., Antigo. Meet at Gartzke at 7pm for a snowshoe hike. If there is not enough snow we will hike. Afterwards we will gather at the shelter for snack. Please bring finger food to share & your own drinks. Admission is free.
Community Christmas Tree Lighting December 1st 7pm in the Art Park adjacent to the WOWSPACE, 114 Vinal Street, Wittenberg. Help kick off the Holiday Season in the WOW Art Park where you can join in with the Choir and fill the art park with Christmas carols. After the tree lighting and placing of the ornaments, there will be cider and cookies to enjoy. For more information, please go to www.wallsofwittenberg.com.
Christmas Parade December 1st 7pm Parade, Line up at 6:30pm Main Street, Mattoon.
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades December 1st & 2nd 7pm Campanile Center for the Arts, 131 W. Milwaukee Street, Minocqua. Hailing from the river town of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades plays something like progressive high-energy Old-Time folk music. With strong roots in old-time and bluegrass, the band has formed its own unique style born from the diverse musical backgrounds and interests of the five friends who make up the band.
6th Annual Christmas Craft Show December 2nd 9am-3pm Jack Lamar Pavilion, N11283 Dorr Street, Elcho. Christmas crafts with a raffle drawing, food & beverages all day. For more information, please call 715-216-1346.
Argonne & St. Luke’s UMW Christmas Fair December 2nd 9am-2pm La Fetta’s, 200 S. Lake Ave., Crandon. Shop for gifts, goodies and things for yourself. Featuring homemade Christmas cookies, homemade Christmas breads, homemade candy, ornaments & decorations, Christmas crafts & Rada cutlery. Also, treat yourself & a friend to lunch. Get a sloppy joe with chips, choice of a beverage & a cookie for $6.00. Admission is free.
Good Shepherd Christmas Bazaar December 2nd 9am-1pm Praise Chapel, 200 6th St., Crandon. There will be cookies, bakery, gifts & a white elephant sale. Admission is free. 10% of proceeds donated go to the Crandon Rescue Squad.
Wabeno Winterfest Craft & Vendor Fair December 2nd 9-3pm Wabeno High School, 4325 Branch St., Wabeno. Santa arrives at Noon! Food & refreshments will also be available. Admission is free. For more information, please call Dawn at 715-473-2311.
25th Annual Cookie Walk December 2nd 9-11am Peace United Church of Christ, 208 E. Maurer St., Shawano. Purchase your favorite cookies & candy. For more information, please call 715-526-2916.
Holiday Craft Fair & Santa & Mrs. Claus December 2nd 9am-2:30pm Mattoon. Vendors from all over the area will have a wide variety of selections to choose from. Kids can get their bag of candy from Santa & Mrs. Clause who will arrive at noon. There will be door prizes, a cake raffle, kid’s fun table and delicious food. Sponsored by the Village of Mattoon.
Holiday Pet Portraits December 2nd 9-11am Ripco Credit Union, 121 Sutliff Ave., Rhinelander. Sign up at Ripco Credit Union. Reservations are not required. Minimum suggested donation $5. Refreshments will be served and there will be a basket drawing. Please secure your pet on a leash or in a pet carrier until the photo. For more information, please call Diane at 715-891-2061.
Holiday Festival December 2nd 10am-1pm 4th Ave. & Clermont St., Antigo. Featuring homemade bread, cookies & candy & a Christmas & country store – second chance. Come for lunch with chicken soup, pork BBQ, pie & beverages. Sponsored by Faith United Church of Christ.
O’Tannenbaum Tour December 2nd & 3rd Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-3pm. St. Stephen’s Church, 903 East Second St., Merrill. The Mission of the O’Tannenbaum Tour is to extend the Holiday spirit within the community by contributing to Lincoln County 4-H and other community programs. Enjoy a decorated Christmas tree tour filled with magic and wonder at the 9th annual O’Tannenbaum Tour! Come share in the fun with raffles for trees, gift baskets, and wreaths; drawings held at 3:15pm on Sunday. Cost: Adults $3; Children 6 to 12 $1. All proceeds will toward Lincoln County 4-H and Community programs.
Christmas in the Park December 2nd 10am Zippel Park, 150 McKenzie Street, Gillett. Celebrate the true magic of Christmas with horse drawn sleigh/wagon rides through Zippel Park. Kids can take part in make & take crafts, face painting, balloon animals, 4-H will be having a cake walk where you can win various treats, enjoy cookies & hot chocolate & enjoy some extra fun activities with the Gillett Library all from 11am-4:30pm at Zippel Park inside the Expo Hall. Santa is arriving by sleigh at noon till 4:30pm at the Expo Hall. Santa will chat with all of the children & listen to their wish lists! Each kid will receive a free goodie bag from Santa. The Gillett High School Choir will be caroling at 4:45pm at Zippel Park in the Expo Center. New for 2018 will be a craft/vendor fair located at the St. John’s Lutheran Church, 101 W. Main Street, from 10am to 4:30pm. You’ll find all your favorite gifts just in time for Christmas. Food & refreshments can be bought at both locations (Zippel Park & St. John’s Lutheran Church). The magic continues with the lighting of the park at 5pm, including lighted displays from various businesses & organizations. A fireworks display will follow directly after the lighting of the park. For more information please contact Betty Jane at 920-376-1706 or email email@example.com.
McCaslin Lions Children’s Christmas Party December 2nd 11am Townsend Town Hall, Hwy. 32, Townsend. The McCaslin Lions invite children ages 1-10 years to come and meet Santa! The fun starts at 11am with games and prizes, lunch is served at NOON with the ‘Guy in Red’ arriving after to listen to the kids Christmas gift wishes, have their photo taken with him and receive a goodie bag! Every child attending has a chance to win one of 20 bicycles/tricycles.
Pictures with Santa in the Greenhouse December 2nd 11am-2pm Forth Floral, 410 N. Brown St., Rhinelander Santa will be visiting Forth Floral. Get your child’s picture taken with Santa, $2.00 per sitting.
Rhinelander Historical Society Open House December 2nd Noon-4pm Rhinelander Historical Society, 9 S. Pelham St., Rhinelander. The museum will be decorated in early 1900’s Holiday style. Visitors will be treated to live Holiday music performed by local musicians while enjoying decorated Christmas cookies, candy, eggnog and apple cider, all for free. A sleigh will also be parked on the front lawn and available for family photos.
Kid’s Christmas Party December 2nd 12pm Bonnie’s Lakeside, 1426 State Hwy. 32, Three Lakes. Santa will arrive at 12:15 with goodies for the kids! They will be serving hot dogs, chips, soda and hot chocolate. Sleigh rides will be available! Many door prizes!
Mingle & Jingle at our Pre-Christmas Parade Party December 2nd 1-4pm TB Scott Library Community Room, 106 West First Street, Merrill. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! You and your family are invited to stop by for a little holiday cheer. Stop in and make some family memories, a few holiday crafts and design your own cup of hot cocoa at our hot cocoa bar. Spend a few minutes or a few hours! (To go cups available to keep you and your hot cocoa warm and toasty as you head out to the Merrill Christmas parade.) Admission is free.
Christmas Parade & Santa Visit December 2nd 2-4pm Santa visit at Oconto City Hall, 1210 Main St., Oconto. Parade at 4:30pm, Main Street, Oconto. See the annual Christmas parade from Main Street to Farnsworth Library with Santa’s visit afterwards. For more information contact the Oconto Area Chamber of Commerce at 920-834-6254. Sponsored by the Oconto Area Chamber of Commerce and Farnsworth Library. For more information, please call 920-834-6254.
Riverview Annual Tree Lighting Celebration December 2nd 4-8pm Riverview Community Center, 15471 Hwy. 32 (half way between Mountain & Lakewood), Mountain. 30+ lighted trees adopted by local businesses with many of the trees complete with decorations. Inside the community center, the children are welcomed into a wonderland called Santa’s village, where they share their Christmas list with Santa. Ice skating will be dependent on the weather & ice skates are available for use. For more information, please call Ann Hogan 715-850-1473.
27th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade December 2nd 5pm, Downtown, Merrill. Christmas caroling, floats, Christmas lights and, of course, Santa in a spectacular evening parade. Enjoy the lights as we make our way down to the Courthouse, where Santa will light the Christmas Wreath to kick off the Christmas season.
Sno-Devils Snowmobile Club Christmas Party December 2nd 5pm drinks, 6pm dinner. Gleason Bowling Center, N5260 Bayer St., Gleason. Remember this is a potluck meal, the meat will be provided, so bring a dish to pass. Members only.
Winter Wonderland Wagon Ride Night December 2nd 5-8pm Holtwood Campground, 400 Holtwood Way, Oconto. Join us for a free wagon ride through Winter Wonderland. Take in all things twinkly while you snuggle under a blanket, sip a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy some homemade cookies. The first 50 kids will receive a free gift. There are over 150 lights displays sponsored by area businesses, organizations and families. Enjoy the walk through 40, 8ft trees in the entrance before you board the wagon. Wagon Right Night is FREE but donations (supplies) will be accepted for the Oconto Area Humane Society. Supplies include: dog and cat food, toys, fleece blankets/small rugs, bleach, liquid laundry detergent, fabric softener dryer sheets and towels, etc. ** This year there will be four wagons instead of two so the wait period will be less. ** This event is not handicap accessible, we apologize for the inconvenience. For more information, please call 920-834-6969 or 920-604-0074.
Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting December 2nd Parade begins 5:30pm, Tree Lighting Ceremony will follow. Downtown Rhinelander. The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce invites the Rhinelander community to downtown for the Holiday Parade and Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Festivities will include caroling, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, hot chocolate, cookies and candy, and a countdown to light the tree. For more information, please call 715-365-7464.
Park Manor Luminaria December 2nd 6-8pm Bell Tower Residence Assisi Hall, 1500 O’Day Street, Merrill. Right after the Christmas Parade, come and enjoy the bright decorations and lights and get into the holiday spirit. There will be hayrides leaving from the back of Bell Tower Residence. Enjoy hot cider, coffee, cocoa, cookies and popcorn in Assisi Hall. Santa will be making a visit to take some photos with our guests!
Brandy Clark Concert Dec. 2nd 7:30pm Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School, 400 W. Grand Ave., Wittenberg. Brandy Clark is an American country music singer-songwriter. Her songs have been recorded by Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry, Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, Billy Currington, Darius Rucker, and Kacey Musgraves. She was nominated for Best New Artist at the 2015 Grammy Awards. All tickets $22.50 and are reserved seating. They can be purchased at Hanke’s Sentry Foods in Wittenberg. In addition, tickets are available for purchase online at www.rubbersoulproductions.com.
The Last Revel December 2nd 7:30-9:30pm Nicolet College Theatre, 5355 College Dr., Rhinelander. From the budding music scene of the Upper Midwest comes the cutting edge front-porch Americana soundscapes of The Last Revel. This powerfully talented trio of multi instrumentalists naturally blends the genres of folk, rockabilly, old time string-band, and rock to create a sound that is as equally original as it is timeless. For more information, please call 715-362-6000.
Wreath Decorating December 3rd, Dec. 9th-10th 11am-3pm WOWSPACE, 114 Vinal Street, Wittenberg. Decorate your own wreath or purchase a wreath made by WOWSPACE volunteers. Decorated wreaths will be available at our Christmas Craft Fair December 1st and December 2nd. www.wallsofwittenberg.com.
Ecumenical Christmas Party December 3rd 1pm Reiter Center, 1858 S. Michigan, Three Lakes. The Ecumenical Christmas Party will be hosted by the Women’s Fellowship of Union Congregational Church of Christ.
It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Concert December 3rd 4pm Volm Theatre, 1900 10th Avenue, Antigo. There will be performances by the Antigo Area Community Band and Of Chorus. Free will offering.
St. Mary’s Annual Concert & Christmas Cantata December 3rd 4-6pm St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 320 E. Washington Ave., Tomahawk. For more information, please call 715-453-2878.
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting & Christmas Singalong December 3rd 5pm Depot Museum, 700 Lake St., White Lake. They will be serving hot chili by the bowl, along with cookies, bars, hot cider, cocoa & coffee. $3 for adults, 6-12 yrs. old $2, 5 & under free. There will also be a Centennial Christmas Singalong at the White Lake Community Center from 5:30-7pm with music by Bob & Shelly Strong. We will also be accepting non-perishable food items for the food pantry.
Antigo Kiwanis Club Meeting November 28th Noon The Refuge Restaurant, 410 Hwy. 64, Antigo. New members are welcome.
Hotel/Motel Commission Meeting November 29th 8:30am City Hall, 700 Edison St., Antigo.
Antigo Optimist Club Meeting November 29th 12-1pm North Star Lanes, 400 Prosser Place, Antigo.
Economic Development Committee Meeting December 4th 6pm City Hall, 700 Edison St., Antigo.
Baby & Me Group November 27th & December 4th 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.
AA Support Group (Open) November 30th & December 2nd 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 December 1st 7:00pm. Langlade Hospital, 112 East Fifth Avenue, Antigo. Langlade Hospital Conference Room 1022, adjacent to Chapel in the Langlade Hospital.
AL-ANON Meeting November 27th & December 4th 1:30pm. Antigo Community Church – Quest Center – Room 1, 723 Deleglise Street, Antigo. Mondays at 1:30pm
Overeaters Anonymous November 27th & December 4th 7:00pm. St. Mary & Hyacinth Parish Center, Room 4, 819 3rd Avenue, Antigo. Mondays at 7:00pm.
Weight Watchers Meetings November 28th 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 Chapter #950 November 28th 4pm Antigo Community Church/School, 723 Deleglise St., Antigo.
T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Support Group November 30th 5pm Steffen Memorial Home, 503 5th Ave., Antigo.
NEWCOMERS – Nicolet Welcome Service has a FREE WELCOME PACKET filled with gift certificates and brochures from Antigo/Langlade County businesses. For a warm friendly welcome, call Christine at 715-627-2881 or go to www.nicoletwelcome.com.