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Friday, April 26
Seed Library Workshop: 1-3 p.m., Rhinelander District Library. Learn the basics of botany, saving “true to type” seeds and get many tips on growing, processing and storing seeds. Free and open to the public. Sponsored in part by Northern Arts Council. 715-365-1070.
Rhinelander Smelt Fry: 4-8 p.m., Nativity of Our Lord Church. Knights of Columbus hosts all-you-can-eat smelt fry with baked potato, coleslaw, bread and a drink. Desserts available. Alos pulled pork sandwich plate available. Paddle wheel and prices; $11 for adults, 12 and under $6. Carry out available. 715-362-5588.
The Northwoods Ukers: Every Friday from 2-3 p.m. at Olson Memorial Library, Eagle River. All welcome to learn, jam and have fun.
Clean Boats Clean Waters and AIS Workshop: 1-3 p.m., Crescent Town Hall. Fun and educational workshop will highlight how to conduct watercraft inspections, identify AIS, and much more. Register with Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department, 715-369-7835. Visit oneidacountyais.com for more information.
ArtyParty: 5-7 p.m., ArtStart Rhinelander. Family-friendly event to celebrate the children’s art from TGIArtFridays exhibited in the ArtStart classroom. Food, fun and activities for the whole family. Suggested donation for admission. Cash bar available.
Multi-County Veterans Benefit Expo: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., National Guard Armory in Rhinelander. For all veterans, dependents and survivors, family and friends of veterans are welcome. Vendors will provide information on a variety of services. AmVets Post 724 will sell food and drinks. 715-369-6127.
Saturday, April 27
Friends of NRA Annual Banquet: 5 p.m., Hodag Banquet Center, Rhinelander. Dinner buffet and variety of raffles, auctions and chance to win merchandise and firearms. Limited seating. Proceeds benefit non-profit programs including youth firearm safety and education, hunter education and high school trap teams. Call Lynne, 715-493-6517 for more information.
Make a Bird Feeder: 10 a.m.-noon, Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River. Learn to make a bird feeder out of a milk jug in honor of Earth Day. All interested kids and their adults are invited; feel free to bring your own clean half-gallon or gallon jug. 715-479-8070.
Law Enforcement Drug Take Back: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Rhinelander, Minocqua or Three Lakes Police Departments or Oneida County Landfill. Bring unwanted prescription or over-the-counter drugs to dispose of anonymously; free of charge. For details visit starjournalnow.com.
Personal Essentials Pantry (PEP): Last Saturday, monthly, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 724 Arbutus St., Rhinelander. Personal items for people in need. New clients should bring documentation of food pantry, WIC, BadgerCare or Food Share program participation.
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.
Oneida County Humane Society Furball: 5-9 p.m., Whitetail Inn, St. Germain. Fundraiser includes dinner, entertainment, prizes, raffles and auctions. Tickets are available at the adoption center or from Furball committee members. 715-362-5992.
Sunday, April 28
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, April 29
Author Event: 6 p.m., Rhinelander District Library. Author Jay Woolf presents his story, “It is a Laughing Matter: Coping with life through laughing at death.” Woolf faced a serious illness and thrived, saying he knew if his approach helped him it could help others. Sponsored by Northern Arts Council. Free and open to the public.715-365-1082.
Aspirus Community Fitness Center: 6-7:45 a.m. and 3:30-6 p.m. Monday through Friday at Rhinelander High School. FREE and open to students and the public.
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.
4K Storytime: 10-10:45 a.m., Rhinelander District Library. Geared to four and five-year-olds, featuring stories, fingerplays, songs and action rhymes followed by a craft. 715-365-1070 ext. 1073.
Tuesday, April 30
The Table, a Free Community Meal: 5:30 p.m., St. Augustine Episcopal Church, 39 S. Pelham St. This month’s host is Pine Grove Church. The meal is served to anyone and everyone. There are no restrictions or requirements. For information, call St. Augustine’s at 715-420-0066.
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, [email protected]
Wednesday, May 1
Coffee & Company: Free community breakfast first and third Wednesdays, 8-9:30 a.m. at the VFW Hall in Rhinelander. Call 715-367-4790 or 715-282-5465 for more information.
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.
Alive to Life Conference: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Rouman Cinema in Rhinelander. Hosted by ADRC of Oneida County Department on Aging. Learn about the positive aspects of aging. Variety of workshops to attend. Seating is limited; for information or reservation, 715-369-6170.
Youth Swim Lessons: Saturdays, May 4 through June 1 at the Heck Family Community Pool at Rhinelander High School. Small staff-to-swimmer ratio. School District of Rhinelander Community Ed program. Visit the community section of SDR website for more information, to register and pay. Questions? Call Megan, 715-490-2176.
Northwoods Ice Age Trail Alliance: 6:30 p.m., Lincoln County Services Building, Merrill. Annual meeting will include a presentation by the volunteer coordinator for the National Park Service’s Ice Age National Scenic Trail. For more information, Ruby, 715-551-1118.
Sensory Storytime: 10:15 a.m., Rhinelander District Library. Inclusive program is designed to meet the needs of all abilities; including autism spectrum, sensory processing issues and kids who just can’t sit still. The storytime will engage all the senses through stories, movement, music and play. Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. through May 22. 715-365-1070.