Antigo Area Community Food Pantry April 18th11am-1pm (Wednesdays) & April 20th 1pm-3pm (Fridays), 2120 Progress Blvd., Antigo (715) 623-1103.
Elcho Area Community Food Pantry April 16th & April 23rd 10:30am-12:30pm (Mon.), April 18th4-6pm (Wed.), 11224 Antigo St., Elcho. Call (715) 610-5886 for more information.
Rhinelander 4 Year Old Kindergarten Registration & Screening for 2018-19 School Year April 16th 2-6:30pm Northwoods Community Elementary School, 9086 County Hwy. K, Harshaw. Meet the teachers, short student screenings, fun-filled stations, goodie bags to take home and light refreshments provided. Must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2018. Please bring the child’s birth certificate.
Coffee Klatch for Seniors April 17th & April 19th (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.
Strong Bones with Kathy April 17th & April 19th 9-10am Langlade County Senior Center, 1225 Langlade Rd., Antigo. Strong Bones is an ongoing strength training program designed to help adults become or stay fit, strong & healthy. Individuals will improve muscle strength, bone density, self-confidence, sleep and vitality. Also, participants have shown a decreased risk of diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, depression & obesity. Classes are offered for an hour, twice a week. Pre-register by calling the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 715-627-6232
Boys & Girls Club Teen Night April 17th & April 19th (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 April 17th & April 19th (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 April 18th 9am-Noon Antigo Fire Department, 700 Edison St., Antigo. For more information, please call Lisa Vollmar at 715-350-7315.
Preschool Story Time April 18th 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.
Play & Learn April 18th 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.
Langlade County Senior Center Lunch Bunch April 18th 10:45am carpool leaving from Langlade Co. Senior Center, 1225 Langlade Rd., Antigo to go the Hillcrest Restaurant in Townsend for Walleye Wednesday, arriving there at about 11:15am. There will be other choices on the menu.
Bingo at the Langlade Co. Senior Center April 18th 1-2:30pm Langlade County Senior Center, 1225 Langlade Rd., Antigo.
Food Safety & Sanitation Certification April 18th & 25th 5:30-9:30pm Northcentral Technical College – Antigo Campus, 312 Forrest Ave., Antigo. This state approved course prepares you for the National Restaurant Association Certification examination from the Department of Health & Social Services by providing managers & employees in the food-service industry the knowledge of food-safety procedures. By taking this state approved course &d passing the certification examination, you will be eligible to apply for your Certified Food Manager License from the Department of Health & Social Services. The National Restaurant Association certification examination is the second night of the course. The cost is $89 + book. For more information, please call 715-623-7601.
Antigo Visual Arts Starved for Spring 2018 Show Thru-May 3rd (Thur., Fri. & Sat.) 10am-4pm Langlade County Historical Museum, 404 Superior St., Antigo. For more information, please call 715-627-4464 or go to www.antigovisualarts.org.
ArtStart: Uncovering Surface & Silence (Thurs., Fri. & Sat.) through May 26th 11am-5pm ArtStart, 68 S. Stevens St., Rhinelander. Kristy Deetz’s drapery paintings on carved wood invoke and revise European canonical painting. A drapery may stand in for the body, free of specific gender connotations, while still creating a human presence. The often carved surfaces in the painting construction, along with the illusionistically painted drapery images, blend painting and sculpture, and object and illusion, allowing the referents to resonate on multiple levels. Get more information at artstartrhinelander.org or call 715-362-4328.
Cards, Dominoes & Game Playing Program April 19th (Every Thurs.) 1-4pm Langlade County Senior Center, 1225 Langlade Rd., Antigo. Have you been looking for someone to play cards & games with? Here is your chance to meet others and share your love for cards, dominoes & games. For more information, please call 715-627-6632.
Go Greek Ladies’ Night Out April 19th 5-7pm social hour, 7pm dinner. Antigo Elks Club, 622 Clermont St., Antigo. The menu will include lemon caper pork medallions, horta vrasta greens, Greek style potatoes, Greek salad and a Greek dessert. The cost is $15 per plate. Best Greek attire wins a free meal. There will also be a door prize and a 50/50 raffle. Please make reservations by April 16th. Please call 715-623-3034.
Wabeno Area Players Dinner Theater April 19, 2018th The Big Easel, 1784 Maple Ave., Wabeno. “It’s A Baseball Spring” will be presented by the Wabeno Area Players ‘Third Thursday Readers Theater’. A baseball oriented evening of food, fun and entertainment. Dinner begins at 5:30pm with entree, salad and dessert, $15 per person. All funds raised during the evening will go to the Wabeno High School Chorale Department. Call 715-889-1179 to reserve your seat!
Painting Class April 19th 6pm Celebrations, N2497, Hwy. 45 S, Antigo. Come and paint an owl. The cost for the class will be $30, which includes all materials including a 16×20 canvas. To see photos, go to debbiepntcanvas on Facebook. If you have any questions, please call Debbie at 906-458-5913.
Learn to Hunt for Food- Upland Game Birds starting April 19th 6-8pm Antigo Town Hall & Fire Department, 700 Edison St., Antigo. The Wisconsin DNR is excited to announce a new opportunity to learn about harvesting sustainable & healthy upland wild game. The program officers novice adults an opportunity to learn about the benefits of eating upland wild game, recipes, and how to effectively harvest wild game. There will be opportunities to handle a shotgun & to develop their skills in shooting. The class will also get to sample locally raised and harvested wild game. In May, students will get to participate in a pheasant hunt. Finally, students will be paired with a mentor for a ruffed grouse hunt in September. For further information visit the WI DNR website: http://dnr.wi.gov/education/outdoorskills/lth.html or call Tim Otto at (715) 623-4190 x3132.
A Country Western Music Show April 19th 7pm Mattoon Community Hall, 617 Hwy. D, Mattoon. Come and enjoy some country western music featuring Lyle and More, The Silhouettes and The Stone Soup Brothers. Admission is $4 per person. Advance tickets are available at Mattoon Market.
Sacred Heart Rummage Sale April 20th & 21st 8am-5pm Fri., 8:30am-Noon Sat., Sacred Heart School Gym, 124 E Center St., Shawano. For more information, please call 715-526-2023.
WI Sports & Military Firearm Collector Gun & Sport Show April 20th-22nd Langlade County Fairgrounds – Multi-Purpose Building, 1633 Neva Rd., Antigo. Exhibitors display a wide variety of guns, knives and related accessories for the serious collector and sportsman.
Stone Soup Playing at the Langlade County Senior Center April 20th 2-4pm Langlade Co. Senior Center, 1225 Langlade Rd., Antigo. They will be playing music for your enjoyment. For more information, please call 715-627-6632.
Rhinelander Knights of Columbus Smelt Fry April 20th 4-8pm Nativity North Building, 1350 N. Stevens St., Rhinelander. Join us for an all-you-can-eat smelt fry which also includes a baked potato, coleslaw, bread & a drink. A pulled pork plate and desserts are also available. There will also be paddle wheel and prizes. The cost is $11 for adults, 12-5 years old $6 & under 5 are free. Call for carry outs at 715-362-3366.
Mattoon Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby April 20th 5:30pm registration, 6pm racing starts. Mattoon Community Hall, 617 Hwy. D, Mattoon. Come down and support your local cub scouts by cheering on your favorite derby car. Food & refreshments will be available.
4-H Spring Ahead Cloverbud Event April 21st 9-11am All Saints Catholic School, 419 6th Ave., Antigo. The Cloverbuds join us for a fun filled morning including coffee filter butterflies, stained glass craft, lemon volcanoes, raisin 500 races, mock judging, grape structures & apple turtles. For more information, please call 715-623-4835.
Langlade County Ice Age Trail Spring Hike April 21st 9am-3pm Langlade County Fairgrounds – County Forestry Office, 1633 Neva Rd., Antigo. Join us for the Langlade County Ice Age Chapter’s spring hike on a section of the Ice Age Trail in Langlade County. Meet in front of the Langlade County Forestry Office. Participants are encouraged to wear suitable clothing & bring a lunch. Transportation to the trail head will be provided from the fairgrounds. No fee or membership is required. For more information, please call Joe Jopek at 715-623-2645.
Princess Tea Party April 21st 10am –Noon Smith Center, 1100 Marc Dr., Merrill. Come out and meet Elsa, Anna, Sophia the First and Rapunzel. Tickets include a crown and wand for coronation ceremony. Only 100 tickets are available so stop down at the Smith Center to get yours. Tickets are $40-parents free with child.
Healthy Kid’s Day April 21st 10am-Noon YMCA of the Northwoods, 2003 E Winnebago St., Rhinelander. The Y will celebrate its national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids. There will be face painting, demonstrations, giveaways and activities. Fun for the whole family. Free to everyone. For more information, please call 715-362-9622 or go to www.ymcaofthenorthwoods.org.
Forest County Historical Society Museum Annual Tea Party April 21st 10:30am & 1:30pm Forest County Historical Society Museum, 105 W. Jackson Street, Crandon. This popular event is a fundraiser for the museum. The tea party will feature tea, scones, finger sandwiches and other culinary delights. There are two scheduled seatings. This year we are honoring the women’s suffrage movement. Join us as we step back to a time of soft music, conversation and good food. Feel free to dress as an early 20th century suffragette or come as you are. Tickets are $15 and are on sale at the Crandon library. Please call Linnea Dorau at 715-478-3822 if you have any questions.
Shawn Barke Benefit April 21st 3-8pm Wildlife Bar & Campground, N4597 Willow Lane, Birnamwood. Shawn recently suffered a spinal stroke which left him paralyzed from the waist down. He was also diagnosed with Stage 4 metastasized prostate cancer. All funds raised from this event will go towards his medical expenses. National Mutual Benefit will match funds raised up to $1,250. There will be raffles, a silent auction and food. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. For more information or to assist with this event, please contact Heather Barke at 715-551-3599 or Annette Elsmo at 715-903-0025. Monetary donations can be made at Banner Banks in Birnamwood, Hatley & Antigo.
Hops & Vines Microbrew and Wine Tasting April 21st 4-8pm Hodag Banquet Center, 1540 Pueblo Dr., Rhinelander. Join us for the annual Hodag Hops & Vines Microbrew and Wine Tasting. Sample dozens of craft beer and wine samples from a wide range of Wisconsin breweries and wineries, plus taste delicious offerings from Rhinelander area restaurants. Live music and raffles will also add to the fun for the evening! For more information, please call 715-365-7464.
Alzheimer’s Association Memories & Melodies April 21st 5-9pm Holiday Acres Resort, 4060 South Shore Drive, Rhinelander. Join us for a fun evening of live music and dinner, including a variety of raffles, live and silent auctions to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association! Fees/Admission: $50 or $35 for registered Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team Captains. For more information, please call Julie St. Pierre at 715-362-7779.
Corks, Forks & Brew Roaring 20’s Gala April 21st 6pm North Star Lanes, 400 Prosser Place, Antigo. Come as a flapper, gangster, silent screen star or just as you are. There will be appetizers, desserts, specialty cocktails, microbrews & regional wines. Prizes for best dressed couple, and individual man & woman. Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door. Tickets are available at the Boys & Girls Club, North Star Lanes or online at www.bgclang.org.
Spring Art Show – Artist Freeplay VI April 21st at 7pm and April 22-May 13th (Sat. & Sun.) 11am-3pm. WOWSPACE, 114 Vinal St., Wittenberg. A welcome to art of every kind by any artist! This favorite show features a wide, eclectic collection of artwork by a variety of area artists. The show opens during the Wine, Beer and Cheese Gala on April 21st. Fabulous food, winning wines, brewery-fresh beers will abound along with live music at this annual event. It is the perfect way to welcome spring as you enjoy an evening with friends & neighbors. Tax deductible tickets are available for $25 in advance by calling 715-253-3525. Get more information at www.wallsofwittenberg.com.
Maple Grove Pancake Breakfast April 22nd 9am-1pm Corning Town Hall, N1569 Hwy. 64, Merrill. Come out and enjoy a pancake breakfast with your choice of potato or buttermilk pancakes, sausage, eggs, cheese curds, fresh maple syrup, and drinks while supporting your local country school. After breakfast don’t forget to stop by the raffle tables to get your chance to win one of the amazing community inspired baskets. Over $1000 of donations have been collected for our raffle. Tickets are $7 with children 4 and under free! For more information, please call Trina Lutzke at 918-557-0746.
St. Jakobi Lutheran Church Spaghetti Dinner April 22nd 11am-2pm St. Jakobi Lutheran Church, W8089 Co. Rd. A, Shawano. The menu will include spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, bread sticks & a beverage. There will also be a bake sale. $8 Adults, $2 children 5 & under. Carry outs will also be available.
Forest County Bird Quest April 22nd 1pm Wabeno Park Pavilion, Wabeno. Celebrate Earth Day with a day of birding! Forest County youth & families are invited to spend some time outdoors with a group of local Bird Nerds & 4-H manager Michelle Gobert in search of birds around the Wabeno boardwalk trail. We’ll begin with birding basics: using binoculars & field guides, identifying &d finding birds, then practice our new skills. Beginners & experts welcomed. Participants should meet at the Wabeno Park Pavilion behind the bandshell. Participants should wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the weather & bring along drinking water. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. The trip may be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or snow. Persons registering on the website will be notified by email by 9pm of the previous day in the event of cancellation. A limited number of binoculars are available for participants. Registration is required. Please register at http://forest.uwex.edu.
Glenn Miller Orchestra April 22nd 3pm Volm Theater, Antigo High School, 1900 10th Ave., Antigo. The Miller Sound Lives Forever! Just as it was in Glenn’s day, the Glenn Miller Orchestra today, is still the most sought after big band in the world. The 18 member ensemble including a vocalist and continues to play the original Miller arrangements and some modern selections as well. For more information, please call Dede Cromer at 715-623-5133 or go to www.antigomusic.com.
Glenn Miller Orchestra April 23rd 7-9pm Merrill High School, 1201 North Sales St., Merrill. The world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra under the direction of Nick Hilscher is one of the few full time touring Big Bands today. The Glenn Miller sound is unique, featuring woodwinds in a special harmonic arrangement, plus the wonderful singing group, the Modernaires. Fees/Admission: Seasonal Membership to Merrill Area Concert Association (Adult $45, Student $18, Family $115) For more information, please call 715-252-6295 or go to www.merrillconcerts.org.
Lakewood Area Chamber Meeting April 16th 6pm The Pour Haus, Hwy. 32, Lakewood. General membership meeting. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, please call 715-276-6500.
Antigo Kiwanis Club Meeting April 17th Noon The Refuge Restaurant, 410 Hwy. 64, Antigo. New members are welcome.
Antigo Garden Club Meeting April 17th 5:45pm Antigo Public Library conference room, 617 Clermont St., Antigo.
Antigo Bike And Ski Club Spring Meeting April 17th 6-7pm Vickie and the Vets, 1216 Elm Street, Antigo. Pizza, salad and beverages will be served first, then we will discuss plans for the season. If you have ideas for a day trip, please bring them along. For more information, please go to http://www.antigobikeandskiclub.com/
Antigo Optimist Club Meeting April 18th12-1pm North Star Lanes, 400 Prosser Place, Antigo.
Finance, Personnel & Legislative Committee Meeting April 18th 6pm City Hall, 700 Edison St., Antigo.
Baby & Me Group April 16th & April 23rd 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) April 19th & April 21st 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 April 20th 7:00pm. Langlade Hospital, 112 East Fifth Avenue, Antigo. Langlade Hospital Conference Room 1022, adjacent to Chapel in the Langlade Hospital.
AL-ANON Meeting April 16th & April 23rd 1:30pm. Antigo Community Church – Quest Center – Room 1, 723 Deleglise Street, Antigo. Mondays at 1:30pm
Overeaters Anonymous April 16th & April 23rd 7:00pm. St. Mary & Hyacinth Parish Center, Room 4, 819 3rd Avenue, Antigo. Mondays at 7:00pm.
Weight Watchers Meetings April 17th 6:45am & 5:30pm United Methodist Church, 2034 5th Ave., Antigo.
T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Support Group Chapter #950 April17th 4pm Antigo Community Church/School, 723 Deleglise St., Antigo.
T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Support Group April 19th 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 is for those looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves at a lower intensity. Perfect for active older adults and first-timers! Classes are taught by ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor Terri Johnson. LOCATIONS: Schroeder’s Fitness Studio, 700 S. Superior St, Antigo, Mon & Wed, 10a. Elcho School District, N11268 Antigo St, Sat, 9a; Tue & Thu, 4p & 5:15p Fee: $5 per class. First class is COMPLIMENTARY. Follow @upnorthfitness at Facebook or visit terrijohnson.zumba.com for schedule changes.