Antigo Area Community Food Pantry December 6th 11am-1pm (Wednesdays) & December 8th 1pm-3pm (Fridays), 2120 Progress Blvd., Antigo (715) 623-1103.
Elcho Area Community Food Pantry December 4th & December 11th 11am-1pm (Mon.), December 6th 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.
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.
New Linen Sale December 5th 8am-5pm Aspirus Langlade Hospital, 112 E. 5th Ave., Antigo. Do your holiday shopping for NEW linen by Geneva Distributing Linens at the Aspirus Langlade Hospital, in the large conference room. Sponsored by the Aspirus Langlade Hospital Auxiliary. You can choose from ultra-plush blankets, quilt & comforter sets, Sherpa throws & blankets, bamboo pillows & bed sheets.
Coffee Klatch for Seniors December 5th & December 7th (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.
Snowman Screen Painting December 5th 1-4pm Merrill Enrichment Center, 303 North Sales Street, Merrill. Join Lorri for this fun creative class! Fees/Admission: $10 class cost includes the $3 activity fee. Please call to register at (715) 536-4226.
Boys & Girls Club Teen Night December 5th & December 7th (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 December 5th & December 7th (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.
Annual Chili Cook-Off December 6th 8am-5:30pm Downtown Antigo along Fifth Avenue. Antigo/Langlade County Chamber presents its Annual Chili Cook-off. Teams will compete in either the roughneck division or traditional division. Chili samples will be handed out starting at 5:30pm. During the chili cook-off, the Antigo Optimist Club will be selling deep fried cheese curds at the corner of Clermont & 5th Ave. Salvation Army volunteers will also be baking and serving chocolate chip cookies all day at the same corner. For more information, please call 715-623-4134.
Blood Pressure Clinic December 6th 9am-Noon Antigo Fire Department, 700 Edison St., Antigo. For more information, please call Lisa Vollmar at 715-350-7315.
The Three Lakes Women’s Club Holiday Breakfast December 6th 9:30am Reiter Center, 1858 S. Michigan, Three Lakes.
Community Tree Lighting & Caroling with “Of Chorus” December 6th 6pm Yesterday’s Sign Park, 801 5th Ave., Antigo. Come join Mayor Bill Brandt and friends to light the Community Christmas Tree. “Of Chorus” will be there singing wonderful Christmas carols to get you ready to watch the parade!
Antigo Christmas Parade December 6th 6:30pm Downtown Antigo along 5th Avenue. If you are looking for Christmas spirit, this is the place to go! The Antigo/Langlade County Chamber of Commerce, Antigo Optimist & Kiwanis Club will host Antigo’s Christmas parade! Businesses, organizations & individuals are encouraged to participate by entering a float. This year’s theme is Christmas Future. Parade floats must be ready for judging at 5:30pm. Prizes will be awarded in three categories. You can also join thousands of spectators along 5th Avenue for this great holiday tradition! The parade is filled with the sights & sounds of the holiday season. This amazing holiday parade features more than 40 floats with lights, sights, & sounds of Christmas! Entries by area businesses and organizations, the Antigo High School Marching Band, the American Legion Color Guard, the arrival of Santa, and more! Parade entries will be announced as they come down the street. For more information, please call 715-623-4134.
Cookies and Cocoa with Santa and Mrs. Claus December 6th 7pm Antigo Fire Department, 700 Edison St., Antigo. The Antigo Fire Department will once again play host to Santa & Mrs. Claus after the Christmas parade. Stop in and have a tasty cookie and some hot cocoa while warming up. The more the merrier! Please call 715-623-3633 for more information.
Barefoot Movement- A Bluegrass Christmas December 6th 7-9pm Campanile Center for the Arts, 131 W. Milwaukee Street, Minocqua. Heartfelt, energetic, downhome. Heralded by CMT Edge as “one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene.” The Barefoot Movement invites you to join them for their holiday celebration performance. Complete with all of your classic seasonal favorites wrapped in a Christmas package, you’ll hear acoustic renditions of everything from Chuck Berry’s “Run Run Rudolph” to Perry Como’s “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas” and emotional takes on the more tender songs of the season like “Oh Holy Night” and “Hark The Herald Angels Sing.” Tickets are $28. Please call 715-356-9700 for more information.
Play & Learn December 7th 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 December 7th (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.
Community Blood Drive December 8th 11:30am-3:30pm Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital, 401 Mohawk Road, Tomahawk. To schedule your life-saving appointment, please call 800-280-4102. The blood drive will be held in the Spruce Room of the Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital. To schedule your life-saving appointment, please call 800-280-4102.
Elcho UCC Men’s Club Friday Night Fish Fry December 8th 4-7pm Jack Lamar Pavilion, N11283 Dorr Street, Elcho. Monthly Men’s Club special Friday Night Fish Fry serving 5-7pm. Opens at 4pm. “Fish Fry” (fried or broiled), fries, coleslaw & custard! For more information, please call Warren Wagner at 715-275-3134.
Swim with Santa at the YMCA of the Northwoods December 8th 5:30-7:30pm YMCA of the Northwoods, 2003 E Winnebago St., Rhinelander. Come down to the YMCA pool and swim with Santa. The pool will be decorated with the holiday theme for all families in the community to enjoy. This is a great event for young and old! Members: $5; General Public: $10.
Santa Visiting the Langlade Co. Historical Society Museum December 8th 6-8pm, December 9th & 10th 1-4pm Langlade County Historical Society Museum, 404 Superior Street, Antigo. Santa will have punch and cookies for all visitors. Each child to visit him will receive a free gift of a stuffed animal or book. Other dates & times include: Dec. 15th (6-8pm), Dec. 16th & 17th (1-4pm), Dec. 18th thru Dec. 22nd (6-8pm) & Dec. 23rd (1-4pm).
Breakfast with Santa December 9th 8-11am Antigo Elks Lodge, 622 Clermont St., Antigo. The event is a great time for families to get together and enjoy breakfast without the hassle of making it yourself. All youth ages 11 & under will receive a Christmas present, get to see Santa and enjoy a free breakfast made by Elks lodge members and & Nick Salm will be serving his famous waffles. Please RSVP by December 5th by calling 715-627-1389.
Breakfast with Santa December 9th 8-11am MARC, 1100 MARC Dr., Merrill. Bring your children to have Breakfast with Santa at the Smith Center (MARC). Remember to bring your camera to get pictures with Santa. Registration is required by calling the Smith Center 715-536-7313.
Breakfast with Santa December 9th 8-11am Crandon High School, 9750 U.S. 8, Crandon.
Christmas for Kids! December 9th 10am to 12:30pm. Ascension Lutheran Church, 1412 Neva Road, Antigo, one block south of the fairgrounds. Open to all children Pre K-Grade 8. Bible activities, songs, crafts, puppet show, games, lunch. ALL FREE! Come celebrate the joy of Christmas! To register call the church office at 715-627-2232, call or text Pastor Mike Spaude at 715-610-2724, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Information needed to register: Parent’s name, Address, Phone, Child’s name and grade in school. Hope to see you there!
4th Annual “A Merry Little Christmas Party” December 9th 10am-3pm 117 N. Cecil St. and 113 N. Cecil St., Bonduel. Gehm’s Club 117, The Rustic Shed, Lisa’s Flowers, and Lumberyard Sports Bar & Grill present: 4th Annual “A Merry Little Christmas Party” Holly Jolly Open House with vendors. For more information contact Jessica at 715-758-2164.
Santa at the Shawano County Library December 9th 10am-Noon Shawano City-County Library, 128 S. Sawyer St., Shawano. The program will include stories, magic & songs performed by Miller & Mike. Afterwards, Santa will stay to meet everyone. It’s a great time to give Santa letters, tell him your wish lists and, of course, take lots of pictures. A free book giveaway will occur, sponsored by the Lake County Republican Women. For questions, please contact the library at (715) 526-3829.
Wreath Decorating December 9th-10th 11am-3pm WOWSPACE, 114 Vinal Street, Wittenberg. Decorate your own wreath or purchase a wreath made by WOWSPACE volunteers. www.wallsofwittenberg.com.
Santa at the Village Mercantile December 9th 11am – 2pm 149 N. Cecil St., Bonduel.
Christmas Caroling with the Rhinelander Community Band December 9th 1:30-4:30pm Oneida County Dept. on Aging, 100 Keenan St, Rhinelander. A holiday celebration with Rhinelander Area Community Band. Come sing, dance, or tap your foot along to holiday favorites!
American Legion Christmas Party, Dinner & Dance December 9th 5pm American Legion, 1795 Superior St., Three Lakes. Cocktails begin at 5pm, followed by dinner at 6pm.
Living River Christmas Concert December 9th 5:30-8pm St. John Lutheran Church and School, 1104 East Third Street, Merrill. The concert will begin at 5:30pm. Free will offering will be taken at the concert. For more information, contact St. John Church office at (715) 536-4722.
The Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest & Murder Mystery Fundraiser December 9th 7pm Flowers From the Heart, 117 North Lake Avenue, Crandon. This is an audience participation murder mystery show. Only 75 tickets will be available. Tickets can only be purchased at Flowers from the Heart. The cost is $25 per ticket and includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages. You can be part of the show! All attendees must come wearing an ugly Christmas sweater and ready to solve the crime. Door prizes & raffles will be held throughout the night. Proceeds will go to the Erna Rousseau Scholarship Fund. For more information, please call 715-889-1606 or 478-3710. More information is also available at www.wabenoareaplayers.org.
Scott Kirby and the Apple Love All-Star Band December 9th 7pm Three Lakes Center for the Arts, 1760 Superior Street, Three Lakes. One of the Northwoods’ best and busiest musicians is appearing at TLCFA for the first time. Especially for this holiday concert, Scott Kirby has assembled some of the area’s finest to join him: Scott Kirby – vocals, guitar and harmonica, Mark Krutke – PedalSteel (from Tomahawk), Charlie Strong – Bass (from Rhinelander), Ben Gadzalinkski – Drums (from Rhinelander), Mark Piasecki: Sax and flute (from Rhinelander). Tickets are $20, under 12 are $5. For more information, please call 715-546-2299.
Home for the Holidays – Desiree Wattelet & Friends December 9th 7:30-9:30pm Nicolet College Theatre, 5355 College Dr., Rhinelander. Share in holiday harmonies and traditions with classically trained jazz singer, Desiree Wattelet. Her inspiration from singers such as Lena Horne and Nora Jones gives way to her soaring, lustrous sound that will perfectly infuse your favorite seasonal songs with heartwarming emotion and joy. In this classic holiday concert, she’ll share the stage with different artists ranging from classical, folk, and jazz to enrich the mood and spirit of the season. Admission: $10. For more information, please call 715-365-4646 or go to www.nicoletlive.com.
Brunch with Santa December 10th 9am-1pm The Main Event Banquet Hall & Catering, 206 Lemke St, Cecil. Kids receive a goody bag sponsored by the Cecil Chamber and Thrivent Action Teams. Bring your cameras!
Community Holiday Movie December 10th 1:30pm Palace Theatre, 823 5th Ave., Antigo. Sponsored by the Antigo Optimists Club and the Palace Theatre. For more information, please call 715-627-0222.
Antigo Gateway Squares – Square Dance Club December 10th 2-4:30pm Antigo United Methodist Church, 2034 West Fifth Ave., Antigo. Dancers range in age from 10 to 70+ with couples, singles, & youth. Caller is Warren Gruetzmacher, SQS. The club is very active and fun. For more information, please call Rose Marie at 715-623-2128.
Annual Sounds of the Season Community Concert December 10th 4-6pm Shawano Community High School, 220 Cty. Rd. B, Shawano. Donations accepted for Shawano Area Food Pantry and Resource Center.
Headwaters Council for the Performing Arts presents: A Rocky Mountain Christmas December 10th 7:30-9:30pm Northland Pines High School, 1800 Pleasure Island Rd., Eagle River. Jim Curry has created the ultimate tribute to singing legend John Denver. In this special holiday presentation Curry performs music from Denver’s many television Christmas specials and Christmas music collections in addition to other holiday classics. Enjoy a wonderful evening sure to awaken the holiday spirit in everyone.
Economic Development Committee Meeting December 4th 6pm City Hall, 700 Edison St., Antigo.
Antigo Kiwanis Club Meeting December 5th Noon The Refuge Restaurant, 410 Hwy. 64, Antigo. New members are welcome.
City Plan Commission Meeting December 5th 6pm City Hall, 700 Edison St., Antigo.
Antigo Optimist Club Meeting December 6th 12-1pm North Star Lanes, 400 Prosser Place, Antigo.
Park, Cemetery & Recreation Commission Meeting December 11th 5:30pm City Hall, 700 Edison St., Antigo.
Baby & Me Group December 4th & December 11th 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) December 7th & December 9th 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 8th 7:00pm. Langlade Hospital, 112 East Fifth Avenue, Antigo. Langlade Hospital Conference Room 1022, adjacent to Chapel in the Langlade Hospital.
AL-ANON Meeting December 4th & December 11th 1:30pm. Antigo Community Church – Quest Center – Room 1, 723 Deleglise Street, Antigo. Mondays at 1:30pm
Overeaters Anonymous December 4th & December 11th 7:00pm. St. Mary & Hyacinth Parish Center, Room 4, 819 3rd Avenue, Antigo. Mondays at 7:00pm.
Weight Watchers Meetings December 5th 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 December 5th 4pm Antigo Community Church/School, 723 Deleglise St., Antigo.
T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Support Group December 7th 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.
Zumba Gold – for those looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves at a lower intensity. Perfect for active older adults & first-timers! Classes are taught by ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor Terri Johnson and can be found: Elcho School District, N11268 Antigo St, Sat 9:30am; Tue. & Thur. 4pm /Schroeder’s Fitness Studio, 710 S Superior St, Antigo, Sun 9:30am; Wed. 4pm. Fee: $5 per class. First class COMPLEMENTARY. Follow @upnorthfitness at Facebook or go to terrijohnson.zumba.com for more information.
Finding Hope Together – Grief Support Group Meeting December9th 10am-Noon Calvary Lutheran Church, 310 S. Superior St., Antigo. Held the second Saturday of every month. This is a community service provided by Bradley Funeral Home. No registration is necessary, anyone can attend and there is no cost.