Events listings including area Memorial Day ceremonies
Saturday, May 25
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.
Spring Wildflower Hike: 10 a.m., meet at the Ice Age Trail head on Turtle Lake Rd in Lincoln County. With Northwoods Chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance. For more information, Ruby, firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-551-1118.
Manitowish Waters Boat and Car Show: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Little Bohemia, 142 US 51. Boat and car viewing, live music by Bret & Frisk, food and beverages, kids games, free steam boat rides. www.manitowishwaters.org, 715-543-8488.
Woodruff Memorial Classic Car Show: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Woodruff Town Hall grounds. Classic car show, food, beverages, face painting and more. www.townofwoodruff.org, 715-356-9421.
Snowmobile Hall of Fame Grand Opening: 3 p.m., Snowmobile Hall of Fame, St. Germain. See the new building and join in on a ceremony of the new addition followed by food and refreshments. 715-542-4463.
Memorial Day Arts and Craft Show: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., downtown Eagle River. Northwoods themed itmes for sale, sidewalk sales. Rain or shine. www.eagleriver.org.
Sunday, May 26
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.
Music in the Park: 4-6 p.m., Koller Park, Co. Hwy W, Manitowish Waters. Featured this week: Kristie Kraus. Free outdoor concerts Sunday afternoons through Sept. 8. Free and all are welcome, bring your own food and beverages; donations appreciated. www.music-in-the-park.com.
Nature’s Garden Party: 4:30-8:30 p.m., North Lakeland Discovery Center, Manitowish Waters. Socializing, drinks, dinner, silent and live auctions; presentation by the center’s naturalists. Dressy casual attire; wear a favorite garden part hat, dress or boutonniere. $60. www.discoverycenter.net, 877-543-2085.
Monday, May 27
Flea Market: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Germain Community Park. Visit one of the largest flea markets in the Northwoods. Mondays through Labor Day; arts, crafts, treasures new and used. www.stgermainfire.com, 715-891-7333.
Memorial Day Events
• Three Lakes: 10 a.m., procession from the Three Lakes Winery to the Three Lakes Cemetery where the program begins at 10:15 a.m.
• Boulder Junction: 11 a.m., Veterans Memorial Triangle, then to the Pines Cemetery.
• Rhinelander: 11 a.m. at the John and Dori Brown Performing Arts Center at Rhinelander High School. Enter through main doors. Includes music by the RHS band and show choir, speeches and remarks.
• 8 a.m. VFW Honor Guard at Newbold Cemetery
• 8:30 a.m. AmVets/American Legion Honor Guard at Northland Memorial Park
• 9 a.m. VFW Honor Guard at Forest Home Cemetery
• 9:30 a.m. AmVets/American Legion Honor Guard at Nativity of Our Lord Cemetery
Tuesday, May 28
Armchair Travel Series: From Milwaukee to Milan and Back Again: 4:30 p.m., Mercer Public Library. Tommy Cottam will share his cultural observations and what he’s learned from living and working Milan, Italy. Free and open to all. www.mercerpubliclibrary.org, 715-476-2366.
Lakeshore Systems-Rhinelander Blood Drive: 1-5 p.m., 3600 Lakeshore Dr., Rhinelander. Call Kellie for an appointment, 906-774-1500.
Mining Scams: 6:30 p.m., at the Lakeland Gem and Mineral Club, held at United Methodist Church of the Pines in Minocqua. Club member Mike Barber will share information on fake investments and fake specimens for rock and gem collectors to be aware of. Open to the public.
Northwoods Wildlife Center Tours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., daily. Northwoods Wildlife Center, Minocqua. Learn about resident wildlife at a working wildlife hospital. Tours are free, donations appreciated. Northwoodswildlifecenter.org, 715-356-7400.
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.
Wednesday, May 29
WinMan Trails: 6 p.m., followed by 7 p.m. bonfire and socializing. Group ride and social. All mountain bikers of all abilities welcome to join. Free. Meet at the main trailhead, Wednesdays. www.facebook.com/WinManTrails.
Lakeland Art League All Day Open Studio: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Minocqua Community Building. Bring something to work on with fellow artists. Free for the community. Questions, email@example.com.
LAMBO Wednesday Night Ride: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Shannon Lake Trail. Meets weekly. Lakeland Area Mountain Bike Organization sponsors a free ride for beginners to intermediates. 715-614-0955.
Northwoods Carvers: 12-2:30 p.m., Wednesdays, St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, Eagle River. Work on various wood carving projects. Open to the public and all levels of skill are welcome. John Modjewski, 715-479-6093.
Thursday, May 30
Riverside Meditation Group: 5:30 p.m., Ascension Koller Behavioral Health. Two 20-minute seated meditations with either walking meditation or Qigong in between. Silent with occasional guided meditations followed by a short talk. Free to attend. 715-361-2805.