Decoding the Driftless
The Lakeland Gem and Mineral Club will host the screening of, “Decoding the Driftless,” a film of science exploration and adventure, at its Tuesday, Oct. 29 meeting at the United Methodist Church of the Pines in Minocqua. The film focuses on the Driftless Region and tells a compelling story. The camera takes viewers above, on and below the region, soaring over ancient rugged bluffs, skimming the surface of primordial rivers, venturing deep underground to mysterious secret worlds and hang perilously over massive rock cliffs. The event is free and open to the public.
Wisconsin Law of the Month
With another fall harvest season underway, the Wisconsin State Patrol is reminding motorists and farm vehicle operators to be safe, patient and share the road. Over the last decade in Wisconsin, there was a total of 1,707 traffic crashes involving agricultural equipment resulting in 32 fatalities and 874 injuries. Motorists are responsible for scanning the road and being ready to slow down when approaching slow-moving farm vehicles, being patient and cautious when passing and when passing consider the possibility of the farmer turning left onto a roadway, driveway or field entrance. Agricultural vehicle operators should be familiar with road weight restrictions, know the lighting and marking requirements for their vehicles, and stay as far to the right as safely possible.
October events at the historical society
Two upcoming events are scheduled at the Rhinelander Historical Society in October. On Saturday, Oct. 26 the museum, located at 9 S. Pelham Street, will be open from noon-4 p.m. for a Halloween Open House. Visitors can take a tour and enjoy apple cider and Halloween treats for the children. Violinist Robert Schubert and pianist Mara Prausa will perform in recital at the museum Sunday, Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. The pair will play works of Brahms, Debussy and Schumann; a reception will follow. Tickets are $15. Seating is limited. Call 715-362-2310 or 715-360-0400 for tickets.
Ascension Koller Behavioral Health offers monthly mindfulness and meditation programs in Rhinelander. “Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)” is the featured program Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 1-2:30 p.m. at the facility’s second floor conference room. EFT is a widely used pattern of points in the body that are tapped to align the body and mind into a balanced state, according to Kathy Mitchell, MA, of Koller Behavioral Health. The technique is used to reduce anxiety, improve focus and cope with pain.
Riverside Meditation Group is an opportunity for anyone with a meditation practice to have regular group support. The group will meet Thursday, Oct. 24 from 5:30-7 p.m. For more information on these free programs, call 715-361-2805.
Health Department to host Parents Night
A free night for parents and caregivers to learn how to help their teens navigate health care decision-making will be held 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at Rhinelander High School. The workshop, called PATCH (Providers and Teen Communicating for Health) for Parents, will be led by members of the Oneida County Health Department. The goal of the one hour program is to provide tools to parents and caregivers that will help them empower youth to become responsible managers of their hown health care. The event includes a free meal, refreshments and door prizes. For more information, contact Maria Otterholt at 715-369-6110.
Trick or Can
The Rhinelander FBLA/DECA club is organizing their annual Trick or Can food collection drive this month. Club members will distribute bags today, Oct. 16, for community donations that will be picked up Oct. 30. The students are asking anyone who is able to place non-perishable food items in the bag and leave the bag outside their home with a note. All donations collected will go to the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry. For more information, contact advisor Mischell Fryar, 715-365-9500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Tailgate Party Gala
The Rhinelander Rotary Club is holding its fall Tailgate Party Gala at Holiday Acres Saturday, Oct. 19, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The party will feature the RHS pep band, live auction, raffles; hors d’oeuvres and full dinner with five menu choices will be served. The Rotary Club supports local causes including the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry, ArtStart, Northwood Alliance for Temporary Housing (NATH), and provides high school scholarships. Tickets are $45 and are available from any Rotarian or at Northwoods Auto Techs or T.J. DeWitt and Company.
July storm damage grants available
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLB) is providing up to $500,000 in financial assistance for local individuals, families and businesses affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding that occurred July 18-20, 2019. The grants are for up to $5,000 and can be obtained through CoVantage Credit Union, a member financial institution of the FHLB. Oneida and Forest counties are included in the FEMA-declared disaster area. Grants can be used for the rehab, construction and/or purchase of an owner-occupied property and are available on a first-come, first-served basis through Dec. 20. Qualifying applicants should contact CoVantage Credit Union for more information.