Antigo Area Community Food Pantry December 27th 11am-1pm (Wednesdays) & December 29th 1pm-3pm (Fridays), 2120 Progress Blvd., Antigo (715) 623-1103.
Elcho Area Community Food Pantry January 1st 11am-1pm (Mon.), December 27th 4-6pm (Wed.), 11224 Antigo St., Elcho. Call (715) 610-5886 for more information.
Winter Wonderland Through 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 & sponsored by area businesses & organizations. The park is lite nightly from 5-11pm. This event is free to the public. Cars are permitted & 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 Through December 31st 6:30pm 1905 Village Hall, Tigerton. Vote for your favorite decorated tree. For more information, please call 715-535-2110.
Community Christmas December 25th 11am-1pm North Star Lanes, 400 Prosser Place, Antigo. Come and enjoy a delicious & festive holiday dinner with your community family. Everyone is welcome. No admission. Free will donations will be accepted. This dinner is sponsored by community. Transportation provided within the city limits. Please call 715-627-4325 to arrange a ride.
Annual Christmas Dinner December 25th 11am-1pm White Lake Community Center, 615 School St., White Lake. Join us for the annual Christmas dinner. The dinner will include turkey, ham, potatoes, vegetable, rolls, coffee, milk & dessert. Feel free to bring your favorite Christmas cookies for dessert. There is no charge and no reservations are needed. Everyone is welcome!
Tae Kwan Do-Traditional Chung Hon Martial Arts December 26th & December 28th(Every Tues. & Thur.) 6:30-8pm Elks Lodge, 622 Clermont St., Antigo. Held on the 3rd floor of the Elk’s Lodge. Open to anyone 7 years old & up. For more information, please call 715-623-4429.
Blood Pressure Clinic December 27th 9am-Noon Antigo Fire Department, 700 Edison St., Antigo. For more information, please call Lisa Vollmar at 715-350-7315.
Immunization Clinic December 27th 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.
Preschool Story Time December 27th 10:30-11:15am Antigo Public Library, 617 Clermont St., Antigo. Join us for story time at the Antigo Public Library! This is a great way for kids who haven’t started school yet to meet & socialize with peers. Every week we’ll read 2 or 3 books together as well as doing some songs & movement. We also do a simple craft or coloring page that helps kids develop creativity & motor skills, & occasionally (attendance permitting) other activities such as parachute play. This event is geared towards preschoolers, but older or younger kids are welcome to attend as well.
Fatbikes by Candlelight December 27th 5-10pm Northwoods Zip Line, 7849 Hwy. 51, Minocqua. Bring your fat bike or take out a demo for a candlelight bike ride with the Lakeland Area Mountain Bike Organization on the groomed trail at the Zip Line in Minocqua, Wisconsin. No entry fee. There will be Fatbike demos, a bonfire & refreshments. For more information, go to www.lamboriders.org.
Play & Learn December 28th 9:30-11am N4013 Hwy. 45, Antigo. Play & Learn is a weekly play group program for parents, caregivers & children from birth to age 5. Staff will provide a parent lesson, an activity for parents & children to do together. The activity will build skills for school readiness & milestone achievement. Quarterly Ages & Stages questionnaires are made available to parents & 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.
Open Skate December 28th 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 are a limited supply of skates available for use (these are free, but must be returned at the end of the skate). Thank you to the Antigo Optimists for donating money for the purchase of more skates to be used by those in the community. There is no skate sharpening at the rink during open skate times. Registration is not required to attend Open Skates.
Antigo Optimist Open Swim December 28th 2-7pm Clara R. McKenna Aquatic Center, 111 Western Ave., Antigo. Free with the donation of a food pantry item. For more information, please call 715-627-0497.
Bonduel Lion’s 49th Ice Fishing Derby December 30th 7am-4pm Sparky’s Sunset Grill, W5884 Cedar Ct., Shawano Lake. Cash & prizes.
Michelle’s Lodge Grand Opening Celebration December 30th 1-4pm Moccasin Lake Trail, Moccasin Lake Road, Elcho. Come celebrate the completion of Michelle’s Lodge with a chili dump, hot chocolate, and a bonfire. There will be a short dedication ceremony at 1:30pm. Everyone is invited. Come and enjoy the trail. Cross country ski & show shoe the miles of scenic rolling terrain. For more information, please call Lisa Haefs at 715-623-4191.
The Antigo Bike & Ski Club’s Winter Waffles December 30th 9am-Noon Gartzke Flowage Hiking, Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe Trails, W6379 Fifth Ave., Antigo. Meet at the main shelter at Gartzke Flowage for breakfast. Nick will be serving up his famous waffles. The club will also provide hot chocolate and coffee. Bring your favorite toppings, fruit, juice, or sausage to share. Bring all your friends & family. Admission is free. Trails will be groomed and ready. If the snow is marginal, we’ll hike. Take the opportunity to experience this picturesque site, along with a warm fire and food at the shelter. For more information, go to www.antigobikeandskiclub.com.
Eli’s Warriors – Stevens Point Blood Drive Saturday, December 30th 9am-1:30pm 1000 Minnesota Avenue, Stevens Point. To schedule your appointment, visit www.communityblood.org. Click on “Make An Appointment”, then “Find a Blood Drive”, enter OT40 as Sponsor Code. If you have any questions, please call or text Amanda at 920-379-9848 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red Hot New Year’s Eve Celebration December 31st 3:30-7:30pm Woodruff Town Hall, 1418 1st Ave., Woodruff. New Year’s Eve Chili Feed and Fireworks in Woodruff! Ring in the New Year by enjoying an evening with the family. Live music, hot chili, hot dogs, hot chocolate and hot cider along with indoor activities for kids and adults. Enjoy the out-of-door activities too: horse-drawn wagon rides, skating, sledding and a bonfire followed by a spectacular fireworks show…come by snowmobile or car, you won’t want to miss it! For more information, please call 715-356-5266.
Warm for Winter December 30th 10am-Noon Friendly Village, 900 Boyce Drive, Rhinelander. A free clothing pantry, Warm for Winter will be open the last Saturday of each month through February. Toys, bedding and clothing are available. For more information, please call 715-362-7157.
American Legion & Legion Auxiliary Christmas Party December 30th 12-2pm Legion Hall, 429 Beech St., Tigerton.
Off the Wall Art Studio & Gallery Presents “Mini-Art Journals” December 30th 6-9pm Off the Wall Art Studio & Gallery, 122 S. Main St., Shawano. Journals start at $20. Call 715-524-8810 for reservations.
10th Annual Polar Plunge At The Happy Snapper January 1st 11:30am The Happy Snapper, 1315 S. Tomahawk Ave., Tomahawk. Take the plunge and raise money for your favorite charity! In 4 years over $25,000.00 has been raised. The plunge will be at 1:30pm with a bonfire to follow. Registration forms are available at The Happy Snapper. For more information please call 453-8686.
Antigo Kiwanis Club Meeting December 26th Noon The Refuge Restaurant, 410 Hwy. 64, Antigo. New members are welcome.
Antigo Optimist Club Meeting December 27th 12-1pm North Star Lanes, 400 Prosser Place, Antigo.
Public Works Committee Meeting December 27th 6pm City Hall, 700 Edison St., Antigo.
Baby & Me Group December 25th & January 1st 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 28th & December 30th 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 29th 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 25th & January 1st 1:30pm. Antigo Community Church – Quest Center – Room 1, 723 Deleglise Street, Antigo. Mondays at 1:30pm
Overeaters Anonymous December 25th & January 1st 7:00pm. St. Mary & Hyacinth Parish Center, Room 4, 819 3rd Avenue, Antigo. Mondays at 7:00pm.
Weight Watchers Meetings December 26th 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 26th 4pm Antigo Community Church/School, 723 Deleglise St., Antigo.
T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Support Group December 28th 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.
Alzheimer’s Support Group December 28th 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.