Event cancellations mount in the Northwoods
Local event cancellations:
• ArtStart events and gallery hours:
The following are cancelled as a precautionary measure.
Friday, March 13, Gallery Hours
Friday, March 13, TGI ArtFridays
Saturday, March 14, Gallery Hours
Saturday, March 14, St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Thursday, March 19, Joseph Huber Concert
“As of today, March 13, 2020 ArtStart is asking any sick members of the public who would like to visit the Gallery to please stay home and make a return visit when feeling better. ”
• Rhinelander’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, scheduled for Saturday, March 14
“In light of the most recent mandate from Governor Ever’s office canceling gatherings involving 250 or more people, Mayor Chris Frederickson regretfully is canceling the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown Rhinelander. Thank you for your understanding>”
• Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase, scheduled for Saturday, March 21
“After discussions over the last several days between the Chamber, Rhinelander School District, and Oneida County Health Department and in congruence with the Governor’s and DHS recommendations of all non-essential gatherings of 250 or more people be cancelled or postponed, the Rhinelander Chamber is announcing the the cancellation of the 2020 RACC Business Showcase. Pre-registered businesses can opt to either receive a 50% refund as stated inthe application or hold their registration for our 2021 event.”
• League of Women Voters of the Northwoods forums scheduled for Monday, March 16 (Rhinelander City Council candidates) and Wednesday, March 18 (Oneida County supervisor candidates).
“We are also following the recommendation of the LWVUS and the CDC. We proactively reached out to our local health department and were given the same guidance to err on the side of caution in this public health emergency.
This is a critical time in a busy election year and local residents were planning to learn more about the positions of local candidates at these forums. What we can recommend is to use the LWV’s Vote411 Candidates Guide, which all forum participants have participated in.
We so appreciated the willingness of the candidates to meet with their constituents and hear their questions and concerns. And the League was so pleased to be able to bring this to your community. We hope you understand our erring on the side of caution during this public health crisis. Please use the Vote411 Candidates Guide.”
• Oneida County Storm Spotter Class scheduled for Tuesday, March 17
“The National Weather Service will offer online alternative arrangements for their storm spotter classes this season. CDC guidance continues to suggest that social distancing can be effective at limiting the overall spread of the virus; therefore, the National Weather Service will need to protect attendees and their employees by providing the spotter training via remote means. The National Weather Service will provide a pre-recorded presentation and links to the Skywarn Web Training Material at https://www.weather.gov/grb/skywarn. The training material will serve as a supplement and could help keep track of individuals that have taken the training. Please visit the National Weather Service/Green Bay Office webpage to learn more..”