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Area Events Calendar

Sunday, Dec. 25 (Christmas)

Minocqua Lions Club Christmas dinner distribution: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free, warm, boxed, delivered Christmas turkey dinner to shut-ins, low-income and others in need. If you or someone you know is in need of a dinner, call Lion Billy at 715-892-1694 to make order and delivery accommodations.

Monday-Saturday, Dec. 26-31

Marvel in Manitowish Waters: Sponsored by the Manitowish Waters Chamber of Commerce, five days of activities include open ice skating, animal tracking, bowling, storytime at the library, snow tubing, snowshoe hikes, the Holly Dance, horse-drawn wagon rides and New Year's Eve festivities.

Go to www.manitowishwaters.org for details.



Tuesday, Dec. 27

Breakfast buffet: 8:30-11:30 a.m. The Sno-Bunnies Snowmobile Club is hosting a breakfast buffet at The P.I. Pub, located in Presque Isle Tuesday. For more information, call 715-686-2522, or 686-2018.

Blood drive: 1-5 p.m., St. Germain firehouse, 553 Hwy. 155, St. Germain. Hosted by St. Germain Lions Club. Appointments are being taken by Larry at the St. Germain Pharmacy at 715-479-7608 or visit www.save3lives.org. Walk-in donors are welcome.



Wednesday, Dec. 28

Boulder Junction Snowmobile Club Brat Fry: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Join the club at The Granary Restaurant for a brat fry! Adult tickets are $7 for adults, and $5 for children under 10. All proceeds benefit trail maintenance. For more information, call 715-385-2369, or visit http://www.boulderjunctionsnowmobileclub.org.

Lego Mania: 1-3 p.m., Minocqua Public Library. Children ages 6-11 will work in groups to construct Lego creations based on a theme. Photos will be taken and snacks provided. For more information, call 715-356-4437.

Blood drive: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center, 9601 Townline Road, Minocqua. Donate and be entered to win a holiday basket. To schedule a donation appointment, call 715-358-1478 or go to www.save3lives.org.

Open painting and Critique: 9 a.m.-noon, Woodruff town hall, 412 Balsam St. Sponsored by the Lakeland Art League, members and non-members may bring artwork to discuss and share. Information: Helen Wolk at 715-356-1874.



Thursday, Dec. 29

Light Up the Night Concert: 6 p.m. The ninth annual concert fundraiser benefits the Minocqua Winter Park Trail Fund. Underwater People, a great band from Chicago, will headline this fun evening. Minocqua Winter Park is located at 12375 Scotchman Lake Road, Minocqua. For more information, call 715-356-3309.

Boulder Junction Winter celebration: 4-6:30 p.m. The Boulder Junction Winter celebration will be held at Boulder Junction Winter Park. Festivities include a chili dump, hot beverages, bonfire, music, ice skating, cross country skiing, and fireworks. Bring ice skates and sleds. Call 715-385-2400 or go to www.boulderjct.org.

Middle-Schoolers Book Bash: 1-2:30 p.m., Minocqua Public Library. Fifth- through eighth-graders are invited for an afternoon of food, fun, activities and talking about books. Information: 715-356-4437.



Saturday, Dec. 31

Red Hot Fun Celebration: 5-7 p.m., Woodruff town hall. Chili feed, ice skating, bonfire, s'mores, kids' activities begin at 5 p.m. The annual fireworks display to ring in the new year will be held behind the new town hall on Hwy. 47 at 7 p.m. For more information, call 800-44-NORTH or visit www.minocqua.org.

Minocqua Forest Riders Brat Fest: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Minocqua Park Complex, Hwy. 70 West. Brats, hot dogs, chili, s'mores, coffee, hot chocolate and soda.

Fifth annual "Chill Out:" 1 p.m., the Thirsty Whale, Lake Minocqua. Jumpers will plunge into Lake Minocqua to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Sponsored by WMQA Radio (NRG Media) and Ministry Health Care. Downland pledge and waiver forms at www.wmqa.com.



Thursday, Jan. 5

Blood drive: 2-6 p.m., Lake of the Torches Resort Casino, Lac du Flambeau. To schedule an appointment, call 715-588-4013 or 1-800-280-4102 or go to www.save3lives.org.



Saturday, Jan. 7

Ice Cold Beer Fest: 1-5 p.m. A craft and micro-brewery tastings and entertainment will be held at the Campanile Center for the Arts, 131 West Milwaukee St., Minocqua. Proceeds from the event will benefit Dr. Kate Home Hospice and the Campanile Center for the Arts. For more information, call 715-356-9700.

12th annual Polar Bear Plunge: Noon, St. Germain Lodge and Resort. The event benefits Angel on My Shoulder, a non-profit cancer support foundation.For more information, visit www.angelonmyshoulder.org; email angel@nnex.net; or call 715-542-3433 or 800-860-3431



Jan. 9-15

Seventh annual Winter Blast Poker Run in Mercer: Pick up entry sheets at participating business locations. For more information, call 715-476-7878.



Tuesday, Jan. 10

Knitting workshop: 4-5 p.m., Minocqua Public Library. Drop-in workshop for any level of ability. Adults and teens welcome (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult). For information, all the library at 715-356-4437.

Community blood drive: noon-5 p.m., Mercer Public Library. Appointments at 1-800-280-4102 or www.save3lives.org. Walk-ins welcome.



Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14-15

The World Championship Kitty Cat Races: These races for children are held on Little St. Germain Lake at Black Bear Lodge. Registration starting at 7:30 a.m., hot laps at 9 a.m. and racing starting at 10 a.m. Racing is offered to children from ages 4-14. The event is sponsored by the Wisconsin Kids Racing Association, promoting family fun for everyone. For more information, call the WKSRA Hotline at 715-843-9577 or visit www.wksra.com.

Wolf ecology workshop: 9 a.m. Saturday to noon Sunday, Treehaven education and conference center, Tomahawk. Reservations due by Jan. 7. For more information, call 715-453-4106, email treehaven@uwsp.edu or visit www.uwsp.edu/cnr/treehaven.



Saturday, Jan. 14

Snowflake Dance: 7-11 p.m. The Prime Timers' Snowflake Dance will be held at the St. Germain Community Center. There will be live entertainment by The Music Connection, food and beverage served. For more information, call 715-479-6310.



Sunday, Jan. 15

Club breakfast: 8:30 a.m., the Boulder Junction Snowmobile Club will host a breakfast at Gooch's A-1 Bar & Grill. For more information, call 715-385-2369, or visit www.boulderjunctionsnowmobileclub.org.

Breakfast buffet: 8:30-11:30 a.m. The Sno-Bunnies Snowmobile Club will host a breakfast buffet at Sky View. All proceeds go to maintain the trails. For more information, call 715-686-2928.

Breakfast Buffet: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Moose Jaw Resort, Shady Knoll Road, Park Falls. Hosted by the Minocqua Forest Riders Snowmobile Club, the cost will be $8 for adults; $4 for children 6-12; and children under 5 will be free. For more information, email minocquaforestriders@gmail.com.



Jan. 13-22

World Championship Snowmobile Derby Week: The Vintage Competition will be held Jan. 13-15, and the World Championships will be held Jan. 19-22 at the track in Eagle River. For more information, call the Derby Track at 715-479-4424 or visit www.derbytrack.com.



Tuesday, Jan. 17

Knitting workshop: 4-5 p.m., Minocqua Public Library. Drop-in workshop for any level of ability. Adults and teens welcome (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult). For information, all the library at 715-356-4437.



Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20-21

Native American Flute Workshop: 7 p.m. Friday to dinnertime Saturday, Treehaven educational and conference center, Tomahawk. Registration is due by Jan. 13. Instructor Tom Gustin will lead participants in creating a personalized flute in a form of cultural art indigenous to North American continent.



Saturday, Jan. 21

Chili Rama Chili Cook-off: noon-4 p.m., Trig's Mall, Hwy. 70 West, Minocqua. Area restaurants will compete in several chili cooking categories. Presented by the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce. Information: 715-356-5266.



Tuesday, Jan. 24

Knitting workshop: 4-5 p.m., Minocqua Public Library. Drop-in workshop for any level of ability. Adults and teens welcome (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult). For information, all the library at 715-356-4437.



Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012

Carpe Diem String Quartet: 7:30 p.m., Campanile Center for the Arts, Minocqua. Adults $20; students $10. Premier American indie string quartet. Adults $20; students $10. Information: 715-356-9700 or www.campanilecenter.org.



Tuesday, Jan. 31

Knitting workshop: 4-5 p.m., Minocqua Public Library. Drop-in workshop for any level of ability. Adults and teens welcome (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult). For information, all the library at 715-356-4437.



Wednesday, Feb. 1

15th annual Groomer Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Walker Equipment Inc. (home of Arrowhead Groomers), 6351 Hwy. 70 W., St. Germain. Featuring vendors from Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota with the latest in snow grooming equipment. Concessions provided by Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club. Information: 715-479-4200, 1-888-412-1722 or www.arrowheadgroomers.com.



Thursday, Feb. 2

15th annual Groomer Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Walker Equipment Inc. (home of Arrowhead Groomers), 6351 Hwy. 70 W., St. Germain. Featuring vendors from Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota with the latest in snow grooming equipment. Concessions provided by Bo-Boen Snowmobile Club. Information: 715-479-4200, 1-888-412-1722 or www.arrowheadgroomers.com.



Friday, Feb. 3

8th annual St. Germain Radar Run: all day snowmobile event practice runs, west bay of Little St. Germain Lake. Visit www.radarracers.com for more information or call 715-479-2934.



Saturday, Feb. 4

8th annual St. Germain Radar Run: all day snowmobile event, trophy runs, bikini races, grocery cart races, west bay of Little St. Germain Lake. Visit www.radarracers.com for more information or call 715-479-2934.

Loop Around the Lake: 5:30 p.m., Lake Minocqua. 5k candlelit classic and skate cross country ski, snowhoe and hike to benefit the Firebird Foundation and the Arbor Vitae-Woodruff Education Foundation. Entertainment and food at Minocqua Brewing Company and Torpy Park. Early bird registration by Dec. 31 at the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce and River Valley Bank. Registration by Feb. 3 at MACC and River Valley Bank. Same-day registration at Minocqua Brewing Company. Information: 1-800-44-NORTH or www.looparoundthelake.com.

Plum Lake EMTs Holes for Life fishing tournament: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (registration beginning at 7 a.m.), headquartered at Fibber's on Big St. Germain Lake, St. Germain. $25 entry fee; cash prizes, raffles, door prizes. For more information, call 715-891-0572.

29th annual Ride with the Champs: 7:30 a.m. breakfast and registration at Whitetail Inn, St. Germain. The vintage ride group will head to Minocqua and the photo shoot. The other groups will take the traditional longer ride and return to the Whitetail Inn for an autograph session, Hall of Fame dinner at 7 p.m., followed by the Hall of Fame induction. For information, email info@snowmobilehalloffame.com; visit www.snowmobilehalloffame.com; or call 715-542-4463.



Sunday, Feb. 5

8th annual St. Germain Radar Run: all day, snowmobile drag races, west bay of Little St. Germain Lake. Visit www.radarracers.com for more information or call 715-479-2934.



Tuesday, Feb. 7

Knitting workshop: 4-5 p.m., Minocqua Public Library. Drop-in workshop for any level of ability. Adults and teens welcome (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult). For information, all the library at 715-356-4437.



Saturday, Feb. 11

Rhinelander Lions Club Fisheree and Winter Festival: Boom Lake boat landing, Hodag Park, Rhinelander. Ice fishing, winter softball and broomball tournaments, snowshoe race and snowshoe and cross country ski demonstrations. Information: 715-365-7465 or www.rhinelanderhamber.com.



Sunday, Feb. 12

Rhinelander Lions Club Fisheree and Winter Festival: Boom Lake boat landing, Hodag Park, Rhinelander. Ice fishing, winter softball and broomball tournaments, snowshoe race and snowshoe and cross country ski demonstrations. Information: 715-365-7465 or www.rhinelanderhamber.com.



Tuesday, Feb. 14

Knitting workshop: 4-5 p.m., Minocqua Public Library. Drop-in workshop for any level of ability. Adults and teens welcome (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult). For information, all the library at 715-356-4437.



Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012

The Water Coolers: 7:30 p.m., Campanile Center for the Arts, Minocqua. New York City professional musical comedy troupe. Adults $20; students $10. Information: 715-356-9700 or www.campanilecenter.org.



Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012

Voces8 British a cappella group: 7:30 p.m., Lakeland Union High School auditorium, Minocqua. Sponsored by the Lakeland Performing Arts Association. Ticket information: Roberta Gast, 715-356-5550; www.lakelandperformingarts.org.



Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25-26

Wolf ecology workshop: 9 a.m. Saturday to noon Sunday, Treehaven education and conference center, Tomahawk. Reservations due by Feb. 17. For more information, call 715-453-4106, email treehaven@uwsp.edu or visit www.uwsp.edu/cnr/treehaven.



Sunday, Feb. 25

Sixth annual Northwoods Wildlife Center Photo Contest Gala: 6-8 p.m., Campanile Center for the Arts, Minocqua. Entries accepted through Feb. 15; see rules at northwoodswildlifecenter.org or call 715-356-7400.



Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Hunt Family: 4 p.m., Campanile Center for the Arts, Minocqua. Celtic, bluegrass, and originals with step-dancing and fiddle music. Adults $20; students $10. Information: 715-356-9700 or www.campanilecenter.org.



Thursday, March 8, 2012

Kenya Safari Acrobats: 7:30 p.m., Lakeland Union High School auditorium, Minocqua. Sponsored by the Lakeland Performing Arts Association. Ticket information: Robert Gast, 715-356-5550; www.lakelandperformingarts.org.



Saturday, March 17

Third annual Ice Golf Tournament, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Big St. Germain Lake, St. Germain. Headquartered at Black Bear Lodge, the event includes nine holes of ice golf, appetizers, trophies, raffles and door prizes. Proceeds will go to the Vilas Food Pantry. Visit www.blackbearlodge.com for more information or call 800-563-4340.







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