Happenings at the Library
To conclude National Poetry Month, local self-published author, Bobbi Jean Mueller will read from her book of poetry, Waves of Inspiration at the Rhinelander District Library, Monday, April 30 at 6 p.m. Her poetry explores positive and negative emotions, and how to become a stronger person after the experience. It’s about how to cope during the many trials of life. Bobbi Jean Lonkoski Mueller was born in Racine, one of six sisters. After returning to the Northwoods, she continues to explore her love of poetry, finding solitude and tranquility is the perfect environment to develop her writing. Ms. Mueller will sign books following the reading. The event is hosted by Rhinelander District Library Friends of the Library.
National Day of Prayer
The community is invited to observe the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3 at noon in front of the Oneida County Courthouse in Rhinelander. The event will last approximately 30 minutes and will be held rain or shine. This year marks the 67th annual National Day of Prayer. The theme for the 2018 National Day of Prayer is “Pray for America: UNITY.” Based on Ephesians 4:3, people are encouraged to “make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” This prayer event is not political in nature. In addition to praying for the nation and its leadership, prayer will focus on education, the military, business community, families and the church.
Vidalia onion sale
The Shriners of the Northwoods Shrine Club are holding a Vidalia onion sale, along with many Vidalia onion salad dressings, Friday and Saturday, May 4-5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sale will be held in various outdoor locations in Rhinelander, Eagle River, Crandon, Minocqua, St. Germain, Three Lakes, Land O’Lakes and Lake Tomahawk. The annual event supports the Shrine Club, which sends needy children from the area to Shriner’s Children’s Hospitals.
The public is invited to the League of Women Voters of the Northwoods monthly meeting Tuesday, May 8 at the Oneida County Department on Aging at 6 p.m. The group will continue its discussion about fair voting maps by listening to a podcast, “What is Gerrymandering: Why Can’t We Just Burn Gerrymandering to the Ground?” the first of a series by FiveThirtyEight. The League is a nonpartisan organization which never supports or opposes candidates or political parties, but does take stands on political issues members have studied. Information@lwvnow.org.
Memorial Day fundraiser
The Pelican Lake Women’s Civic Club will be hosting its annual Memorial Day Fundraiser Sunday, May 27, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Schoepke Town Hall. Purchase coffee and sweet rolls beginning at 8 a.m. Brats, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad and slices of homemade pie will be for sale beginning at 10 a.m. All money raised goes toward the needs and welfare of the community. For more information, contact Lucy at 715-487-5173 or Carolyn, 715-499-6045.