This week’s happenings
Wednesday, Sept. 12
Bandstand Boogie: 7 p.m., Lakeland Union High School Theatre. The Diamonds, the fabulous foursome of the 50s and 60s will perform popular hits including “Lil Darlin’,” “The Stroll,” and many others. Presented by the Lakeland Performing Arts Association. For ticket information, visit lakelandperformingarts.org or call Kay Suffron, 715-686-2668.
Rhinelander Area Retired Educators Association: 12 p.m. noon membership meeting and luncheon at C.A.V.O.C. Nancy Cramer will speak on member benefits following lunch.
Thursday, Sept. 13
Parent/Tot Time: 10 a.m., Thursdays, Rhinelander District Library. Twenty-minute program for ages two to three-and-a-half accompanied by an adult. Also Story Time at 10 a.m., Thursdays, Rhinelander District Library. A 40-minute program for ages three-and-a-half to six. Children gather for a simple craft following programs. 715-365-1070 ext. 1073.
Informational Social: 5-7:30 p.m., Evening with the Nicolet College Foundation at the Lakeland Center at Nicolet College. Learn about the foundation and how the public can help make college dreams a reality. Hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. RSVP to 715-365-4518.
Friday, Sept. 14
Meals for the Hungry: Every second and third Friday, 4:30-6 p.m. at Rhinelander Church of Christ, 1103 Thayer St., by Hodag Park. Free meal to anyone. Call 715-362-3956 for more information.
Denim & Dessert Readers’ Theatre: 6:30 p.m., presents the comedy, “The Nerd,” at the Presque Isle Community Center. Cash bar before and complimentary dessert and coffee after the show. Free admission, donations welcome. For more information, call 715-604-2534.
Nicolet Live! Performing Arts Series: 7:30 p.m., Nicolet College Theatre, featuring UW-madison;s Pro Arte String Quartet. Playing old and new classical music. Concessions available. Tickets at nicoletcollege.edu. Call 715-365-4646 for more information.
Minocqua Farmers Market: Fridays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Minocqua Sports Complex. Local produce, eggs, meats, sauces, bakery, plants, flowers, dips, dog treats and much more. New vendors. For more information visit minocquafarmersmarket.com
Saturday, Sept. 15
Hodag Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. through Oct. 15 at Pioneer Park. Buy local in-season food and make connections with the people who grow it. Meats, produce, cheese, bread and much more. Visit HodagFarmersMarket.com for more information.
Monday, Sept. 17
Baby Storytime: 10:15 a.m. Mondays, Rhinelander District Library. Twenty-minute program designed for ages six months to two years; simple stories, fingerplays and music. Social/playtime follows. 715-365-1070 ext. 1073
Cranberry Bog Tour: 10 a.m.- noon; take a bus from the St. Germain Chamber office to Nokomis Cranberry Marsh. Cost is five dollars. For more information visit www.st-germain.com or call 715-477-2205.
Q & A with Roberts Repair: 10 a.m.-noon, Rhinelander District Library. As part of the “Car and Bicycle” theme this month, Kevin Roberts will answer questions about basic car maintenanc or any other question about vehicles. For more information, call the library, 715-365-1070.
Teen Gamers Meet: 3:30-5 p.m., Rhinelander District Library meeting room. Open play for trading card games the first Wednesday and third Monday of each month. Meeting room reserved to play games including Pokemon, Magic, and Yu-gi-oh! All new and seasoned gamers welcome. Pizza and drinks provided. For ages 11-18. For more information, call 715-365-1070.
Mahjong: 1-4 p.m., Boulder Junction Public Library every Monday. Mahjong is a Chinese game played with tiles by four people around a table. Beginners welcome. Bring a set if you have one. For more information, 715-385-2050.
Tabletop Gaming: 5:30-8 p.m., Rhinelander District Library. All new and seasoned gamers selcome. Large variety of games provided, or bring your own. Free and open to the public. For more information, 715-365-1070.
Bingo: 7 p.m. Mondays at the St. Germain Community Center. Cash prizes awarded and food is available for purchase. For more information visit www.st-germain.com or call 715- 477-2205.
Tuesday, Sept. 18
Ruby’s Pantry: 5 p.m. Food distribution the THIRD TUESDAY of every month. Registration begins at 4 p.m. Receive an abundance of grocery items for a $20 donation. No income or location restrictions. Located at the Rhinelander National Guard Armory, 1136 Adams Way.
Wednesday, Sept. 19
Coffee & Company: Free community breakfast first and third Wednesdays, 8-9:30 a.m. at the VFW Hall in Rhinelander. Call Mary Taylor, 715-367-4790 or Nancy Smith, 715-360-4126 for more information.
Lakeland Area Republican Women’s Club: 11:30 Luncheon meeting at the Minocqua Country Club, featured speaker is Attorney General Brad Schimel. Reservations due by 5 p.m. Sept. 17. For more information and reservations, call Diana Nickel, 715-358-9810. New members welcome.