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Thursday, Jan. 17
Alzheimer’s Caregivers’ Support Group: 1-2:30 third Thursday of the month at the Oneida County Senior Center. Sponsored by Greater Wisc. chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Anyone with a loved one with any kind of memory loss is welcome. Respite care is available to those attending, with two days’ notice. 715-369-6304.
Coffee Klatch with Scott Foster: 8:30 a.m. Eagle River Roasters in Eagle River. Join Northland Pines District Administrator Scott Foster for coffee and conversation regarding the school district or public education in general. Citizens are encouraged to voice opinions and ask questions.
No-School Special: 2:30-4 p.m., Popcorn and a Movie at the Rhinelander District Library. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (PG) will be shown. Enjoy freshly popped popcorn. For information, 715-365-1070.
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.
Friday, Jan. 18
Friday Night FUNdnight: 5-8 p.m., at CT’s Deli, downtown Rhinelander. Fundraiser for Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing. CT’s will donate 50 percent of bar sales and all tips.
No-School Special: 2-2:45 p.m., Rhinelander District Library. Staff from Trees for Tomorrow will present “Reptiles and Amphibians,” featuring live critters. For children in kindergarten and older. For more information, call 715-365-1070 ext. 1073.
Saturday, Jan. 19
Family Zone at the Y: 2-5 p.m., YMCA of the Northwoods, Rhinelander. Strengthening family bonds, creating lasting memories. Activities include swimming, open gym, bounce house, games, play and this week, snowshoeing and gym fitness. Free for members, $10 for non-members. For more information, 715-362-9622.
Merrill Ice Drags: noon, Lake Alexander in Merrill. Test and Tune day. Free Spectator viewing and parking on the ice. Pit passes for sale. Enter through Council Grounds State Park. For information, merrillicedrags.com or 715-218-9668.
Indoor Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-noon at YMCA of the Northwoods. Weekly vendors vary; products sold to include eggs, root crops and mixed vegetables, pumpkins, apples, jams, jellies, salsa, cheese, homemade breads and more. For more information, call 715-362-9622 ext. 118.
Three Lakes Lions Club Fishing Derby: 10 a.m-3:30 p.m., Maple Lake. Derby Central in Cy Williams Park near beach house. No entry fee to participate; cash prizes in variety of categories. Live raffles, food and hot drinks. Funds raised go toward Lions events through the year. For information, 715-546-3457 or 715-477-0001.
Anthony Lux Trio: 7 p.m., Three Lakes Center for the Arts. Playing blues and soul music, Elton John, billy Joel, Adele, Jerry Lee Lewis, Beethoven and more. Tickets online at TLCFA or reserve at 715-546-2299.
Sunday, Jan. 20
Open Swim: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Heck Family Community Pool at Rhinelander High School. Free admission, sign-in required. Lap swim, family time, water basketball and more; lifeguard on duty and locker rooms are open. For more information, call 715-365-9745 or visit the school district’s website
Monday, Jan. 21
Trading Card Games: 3:30-5 p.m., Rhinelander District Library. Open play for teens to play Pokemon, Magic and Yu-gi-oh! and others, the first Wednesday and third Monday of each month. New and seasoned gamers, ages 11-18, welcome. Bring your own deck; no trading or selling allowed. Pizza and drinks provided. 715-365-1070.
Tabletop Gaming: 5:30-8 p.m., Rhinelander District Library. All new and seasoned gamers welcome. A large variety of tabletop and strategy games will be provided,or bring your own. Open play for all gaming enthusiasts on the third Monday of each month. This is your opportunity to find gamers in the area to play with — free and open to the public. For information, 715-365-1070.
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.
Tuesday, Jan. 22
Northwoods Volunteer Fair: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Rhinelander Trig’s Riverwalk. Get connected with non-profit organizations and learn how to make a difference through volunteering. To host a table or for more information, contact Nancy at Northwoods United Way, 715-202-3344 or firstname.lastname@example.org before Jan. 18.
NAMI Northern Lakes: 6-8 p.m., fourth Tuesday of the month, lower level of Trinity Lutheran Church in Rhinelander. Local chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness. Monthly meetings for anyone affected by mental illness, consumers or family members. For more information, call 715-420-1700 or Mick, 715-369-4740.
BINGO: 6:15 p.m., earlybird and 7 p.m. regular bingo, held Tuesday nights at the VFW in Rhinelander. Organized by Rhinelander Lions Club. For more information, Pauelle57@gmail.com
Thursday, Jan. 24
Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods: 1 p.m., Walter E. Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River. New program format this year. Program, “Sewn in America: Dolls and their Patterns,” will be followed by refreshments, then open forum on any topic related to dolls, such as club members’ sewing projects, doll news. Anyone interested in dolls or sewing for dolls is welcome. For more information, contact Judy Wainwright, 715-482-9804.
Google Drive Presentation: 1-3 p.m., Land O’Lakes Library. Learn about Google Drive from Harlan Leusink, Northland Pines technology director. For more information, 715-479-5853.
Friday, Jan. 25
Wii Games Tournament: 10:30-11:30 for ages 8-12 amd 1-2:30 p.m. for ages 12-18 at the new Demmer Memorial Library in Three Lakes. Celebrate the “no school” day by previewing the new library and play Wii games on the big-screen TV. For information, call 715-546-3391.
Hot Chocolate Snow Bash: 5:30 p.m. at the YMCA of the Northwoods. Hot chocolate and cookie social, live entertainment from TuneSmith Academy, family-themed raffle baskets, crafts and games. Sponsored by Rhinelander Lions Club. Free admission, proceeds benefit Y youth and family programs. For information, call 715-362-9622.