Stigma-free space offered by NAMI
The National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI, has a local chapter, NAMI Northern Lakes, that serves Forrest, Vilas, and Oneida counties which operates NAMI Northern Lakes Center. It is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m. The Center is a Stigma Free place where people can come to talk with their peers, have a meal, engage in a variety of social activities, or just relax. The center is located at the lower level of Trinity Lutheran Church at the corner of Stevens and Phillips St. in Rhinelander. For more up-to-date information, please call NAMI Northern Lakes Center at 715-420-1700 or Mick Fiocchi 715-369-4740.
Future lawyers receive scholarships
The Oneida/Vilas/Forest County Bar Association has selection Brandon Brown and Stephanie Rock as co-recipients of the association’s 2018 Legal Education Scholarship. Each student will receive $2,000. Brown has ties to Rhinelander and is currently a third-year law student at Marquette University Law School. He will graduate in May 2019. Rock is from Fence and is a third-year law student at University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison. She will also graduate in May. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of past and potential academic performance, financial need, course of student and residence in or significant connections to Oneida, Vilas or Forest counties.
January Mindfulness programs
Ascension Koller Behavior Health offers free monthly mindfulness programs in Rhinelander. “Creating a Mindful New Year” is the featured program Tuesday, Jan. 15, 1-2:30 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 24, 5-7:30 p.m. at 1020 Kabel Ave. No advance registration is required. Also offered is the Riverside Meditation Group, Wednesday, Jan. 2 and Thursday, Jan. 17 at 5:30 p.m. There are two 20-minute seated meditations with either walking meditation or Qigong in between. For more information on either program, call 715-361-2805.
‘Perspectives’ coming to Rhinelander
A group from the Rhinelander area is offering Perspectives, a class to understand God’s heart from the beginning of time to the present and beyond. The class will be held Monday nights from Jan. 21 through May 6, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Rhinelander High School. Both adults and teenagers are invited to attend. Participation includes a substantial amount of reading, weekly reviews and personal responses, exams and a project. For more detailed information, contact Mike Prom at 715-369-2500 or email [email protected]. Online registration is available at www.perspectives.org.
Speed cup stacking record broken
More than two dozen cup stackers in Rhinelander were part of the Guinness world record stacking event Nov. 8. The World Sport Stacking Association has officially confirmed that there were 624,390 people engaged in cup stacking, which breaks the world record for the most people speed cup stacking in one day. The previous record was 622, 809. The Rhinelander participants took part for at least 30 minutes Nov. 8 at Calvary Baptist Church.