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May 2015



If you have a Wisconsin Event you would like us to consider for inclusion, please send it to Dawn Bausch. Due to the large volume of events WECN receives, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to include every submission in Wisconsin Events. ( )


1, 2  POPS Garage Sale Fundraiser—Prentice. Lions Pavilion (730 South Street), 7 a.m.–5 p.m. Proceeds benefit Power of Positive Students (POPS). celinelofland@hotmail.com or 715/767-5119.

1–3  Fish-N-Fun—Montello. Downtown and at the Park. Carnival, crafts, food, music, tagged fish contest. www.montellofishnfunfest.com.

2  Spring Jewelry Trunk Show—Phillips. The 5 Senses (146 Balsam Street), 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Showcasing the latest jewelry designs from Petite Ginger Snaps and Nugz.  www.the5senseswi.com or 715/339-2777.

2  Kentucky Derby Party—Phillips. Birch Island Resort, 4 p.m. Dress up in your best derby-style spectator attire and enjoy “the most exciting two minutes in sports”. Lunch, dinner, and dessert specials. www.birchislandresortllc.com or 715/339/3151.

2  Half Marathon & 5K Race—Prairie du Chien. St. Feriole Island, race begins 7:30 a.m. Open to runners and walkers. Medals awarded. 608/412-0156 or www.pdchalfmarathon.com.

2  Quilt Show and Salad Luncheon—Holcombe. United Methodist Church, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. County Road M West off of Route 27.

2  Spaghetti Dinner & Raffle Benefit—Oxford. Parker Lake Lodge, 4 p.m.–7 p.m. Benefit for Milfoil Control open to all. Parker Lake Association Facebook or smiller.parkerlake@gmail.com.

2  Clifton Sportsman’s Club Pancake Breakfast—Clifton. Clifton Park Shelter, 7 a.m.–11 a.m. Adults $5.00, children 12 and under $3.00. 608/427-6680.

2, 3  Tractor & Equipment Show—Boscobel. Khronshage Park. 608/739-4050.

2, 3  Indianhead Firearms Assn. Area Gun Show—Chippewa Falls. Northern WI State Fair Grounds – Bldg. C, Sat. 8 a.m. –5 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Buy, sell, and trade. Admission $5.00. 715/289-5333 (Al Burish).

3  Cancer Benefit—Boaz. Boaz Community Center, 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.  Lunch, auction, bake sale, raffle, and fairy garden workshop. 608/375-2206.

3  Charcoal Chicken Dinner—Greenwood. Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Dine in or drive thru available. $8 half chicken, $6 quarter chicken. 715/267-6142.

3  Howl & Meow—Richland Center. Community Center, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Fun-filled fundraiser for the Ocooch Mountain Human Society with mascot contest, scavenger hunt, and more. info@ocoochmountainhumanesociety.org.           

3  Spring Art Show “Artists’ Free Play: III”—Wittenberg. WOWSPACE, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Free. 715/253-3525 or www.walsofwittenberg.com.

7  Food & Wine Tasting—Spooner. Spooner Golf Club, 5 p.m.–8 pm. Portion of proceeds benefit the Shell Lake Arts Center. Enjoy local food, wine, beer, live entertainment, raffle, and auctions. $20 per person. Information/registration  www.spoonerchamber.org.  

7–9  POPS Garage Sale Fundraiser—Prentice. Lions Pavilion (730 South Street), 7 a.m.–5 p.m. Proceeds benefit PHS National Honor Society. celinelofland@hotmail.com or 715/767-5119.

7–10  Fur Trade Era Living History Event—Chippewa Falls. Allen Park. Camps, food, games, and performers. 715/726-2376 or www.thepastpassedhere.org.

8  Leadercast Scholarships Simulcast—Beaver Dam. Old Hickory Golf Club, 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Open to public, including students. $90 admission includes lunch/break refreshments. Hosted by Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce. info@beaverdamchamber.com or 920/887-8879.

8  The Brave Ones - Leadercast —Beaver Dam. Old Hickory Golf Club, 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. This year’s theme challenges what it means to lead. $90 admission includes snacks, lunch buffet, and program materials. Hosted by Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce. info@beaverdamchamber.com or 920/887-8879.

8, 9  Area-Wide Garage Sales—Chili. Maps and food available, Fri. 7 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat. 7 a.m.–4 p.m. 715/683-2865.

8, 9  Church Yard Sale—Wittenberg. Wittenberg Community Bible Church, Fri. 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sat. 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Proceeds help send kids to church camp. 715/881-0148.

8, 9  Gun & Knife Show—Phillips. Municipal Building, Fri. 4 p.m.–8 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Admission $5.00. raykaa@cheqnet.net or 715/372-4654.

8, 9  “The Mousetrap” – A murder-mystery play by Agatha Christie —Columbus. Columbus High School, 7:30p.m. Tickets $10. Produced by Columbus Redbud Players. For information/reservations email ColumbusRedbud@gmail.com.

9  International Migratory Bird Day Celebration—Perkinstown. Winter Sports Area, 6 a.m.–5 p.m. Bird and wildflower walks, bus tour of birding sites, educational displays and activities. 715/785-7614.  Dana – they asked pretty please to be in the printed calendar. J

9  Sportsmen’s Swap Meet—Colfax. Fairground, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Hunting, fishing, and other outdoor sports items. Admission is free. Vendors wanted. 715/879-5509.

9  Breakfast in a Victorian Kitchen—Prairie du Chien. Villa Louis Historic Site, 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Hands-on cooking workshop for adults. Reservations required. 608/326-2721.

9  St. Bernard/St. Hedwig Spring Fling—Thorp. Quonset Hall, 1 p.m.–11:30 p.m. Proceeds support St. Bernard/St. Hedwig. Kids games, bucket raffle, food/drink, music, and more. 920/265-7187.

9  Hyde Blacksmith Shop Open House—Hyde. Hyde Blacksmith Shop, 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Located off Hwy 14 on H. Family friendly day with history of Hyde, WI, wagon rides, old tractors, and more. 608/924-6564.

9  Plant Sale—Prairie du Chien. St. Feriole Island Memorial Gardens, 8 a.m.–noon. Proceeds go towards the gardens. 608/326-8602.

9  International Migratory Bird Day—Prairie du Chien and Marquette, IA. LaRiviere Park, before 8 a.m. and Effigy Mounds National Monument, 10 a.m. 608/326-2718 or 563/873-3491 Ext. 202.

9  Grant County Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale—Lancaster. Lancaster Fairgrounds, 8 a.m.–Noon. 608/348-8154.

9  Native Plant Sale—Fall Creek. Beaver Creek Reserve, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. S. 1 Cty. Hwy K. 715/877-2212.

9  Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Trail Dedication—Prentice. Southern Price Co. VFW Post 8491, 2 p.m. 715/428-2143.

9, 10  Mother’s Day Flea Market and Craft Show—Hatfield. 608/989-2275.

9, 10  1st Annual Mother’s Day Weekend Vendor/Craft Show—Phillips. Price County Fairgrounds, Sat. 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Admission is $1.00 or a non-perishable food item. www.pricecountyfair.com or 715/762-1582.

9, 10  Ridge & Valley Little Britches Rodeo—Gays Mills. Crawford County Fairgrounds, 11 a.m. each day. Events include Mutton Bust’n and Ranch Rodeo. 608/606-3466 (Terri).       

10  Mother’s Day Brunch­—Stetsonville. Centennial Community Center, 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. kenmarian@tds.net.

10  Mother’s Day Polka Dance—Unity. Spring Lake Campground, 12:30 p.m. Featuring Hayes Boys & Tom Kniess Orchestras. 715/302-0413.

14  Spaghetti Supper—Fennimore. Legion Annex, 4:30–7 p.m.

14–16  Art & Craft Supply Sale—Menomonie. ACT’s School of Arts (107 Wilson Court), 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 715/639-2403.

14–16  City-Wide Garage and Sidewalk Sales—Fennimore. Thurs. & Fri. 7 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat. 7 a.m.–noon. 608/822-3599 or www.fennimore.com.

15  Thrift Sales—Thorp. Fri. 7 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Maps and detailed description pages available at www.cityofthorp.com. 715/669-7458.

15, 16  “The Mousetrap” – A murder-mystery play by Agatha Christie —Columbus. Columbus High School, 7:30p.m. Tickets $10. Produced by Columbus Redbud Players. For information/reservations email ColumbusRedbud@gmail.com.

15–17  Armed Forces Weekend—Montello. Wilderness Campground. Free camping to past and present members of the Armed Forces. Call ahead for reservations. www.wildernesscampground.com.

15–30 Beginner Glassblowing Classes—Brule. Sign-ups available for mid-June classes. 715/372-4160 or www.ouluglassgallery.com

16  Armed Forces Day Open House—Fort McCoy. Fort McCoy, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Honor the service of military personnel from all service branches. Family-oriented event is free and open to the public. Enter via Gate 15 off Hwy. 21 between Sparta and Tomah. Adults need photo ID. 608/388-2407.

16  Plant and Bake Sale—Holmen. Lewis Valley Lutheran Church, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Cinnamon rolls and lunch, raffles, crafts. 608/769-1509.

16  Helicopter and Military Vehicle Expo—Neillsville. The Highground (W7031 Ridge Rd.), 10 a.m.–4 p.m. UH-1 Vietnam Era helicopter and military vehicles of all eras. Free admission, family-friendly. 715/743-4224 or www.thehighground.org.

16  Open House and Garden Art Auction—Clinton. Community Historical Society, 1–4 p.m. Tour the house and grounds. Coffee, snacks, and Culvers Custard will be available for a donation. Drawing for a quilt, 4 p.m.

16  Heritage Days: Get Hooked on History—Phillips. Friends of Fred Smith Studio at Wisconsin Concrete Park, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Interactive history stations for kids, tools and skills used by early European settlements, Fur Trade Era re-enactor’s camp, ethnic food, stage performances, more. 715/339-7282 or www.friendsoffredsmith.org.

16  Wood County Master Gardener’s Plant Sale—Wisconsin Rapids. Witter Field Shelter House, 9 a.m.–Noon. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer any questions you have about plants. Free refreshments and treats while you browse. 715/325.2075.

16  Beginning Beekeeping Class—Apple River, Ill. Apple Creek Apiaries, 2 p.m. Course costs $140; advanced enrollment necessity. 815/594-2306

16  WCMGC Plant Sale—Wisconsin Rapids. Witter Warming House, 9 a.m.–Noon. Proceeds benefit Wood County Master Gardeners community projects. 608/333-1504.

16  Run to the Rescue—Edgerton. Thresherman’s Park, 8:30 a.m. This fundraiser for the Friends of Noah animal rescue group consists of a 5k and 10k run, a one mile walk, and a Kid’s Fun Run. Register at http://www.runningguru.com/event/rttr15.

16  Sons of Norway Frokost—Westby. Westby Methodist Church, 7 a.m.–10am. Norwegian breakfast, everyone welcome.

17  “The Mousetrap” – A murder-mystery play by Agatha Christie —Columbus. Columbus High School, 2 p.m. Tickets $10. Produced by Columbus Redbud Players. For information/reservations email ColumbusRedbud@gmail.com.

17  Clark Co. Choraliers Spring Concert—Neillsville. Calvary Lutheran Church, 2 p.m. Admission is free. Refreshments served following the performance.

19  Pedal for Troops Trikeathon—Cambria. Rascals & Rockers Dayschool (W1441 Vaughn Rd.). Silent auction, lunch, and program. Fundraiser for Rascals & Rockers Military Mailing Project. 920/348-5258.

23  Astronomy Program—Prairie du Chien. Huser Astronomy Center at Wyalusing State Park, 8:30 p.m. 608/996-2261.

23  Wild Rose Hospital Auxiliary Plant Sale—Wild Rose. Wild Rose Hospital, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Geraniums, impatients, and other perennial plants. Proceeds benefit the hospital. 920/622-3081.

23  Farmers Market—Phillips. Corner of Maple & Avon, across from Copps off Hwy 13, every Sat. 9 a.m.–Noon. Mid-July–September every Tues. 3 pm.–5:30 p.m. www.pricecountywi.net/businesses/shopping/farmers-markets-local-food or

23  Railroad Historical Museum Opens—Fennimore. Railroad Historical Museum, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 7 days a week. 608/822-6144.

23  Poker Run—Darlington. Legion Ride Dist. 3 Post 214. Leaving at 11:30 a.m. sharp. All welcome. 608/482-0064 or 608/482-1529.

23  Garden Art with Branches Workshop—Phillips. Friends of Fred Smith Studio at Wisconsin Concrete Park, 1–4 p.m. Make your own garden art out of fresh branches cut at the park. Learn to identify and cut popple, buckthorn, or honeysuckle for materials. 715/339-7282 or www.friendsoffredsmith.org.

23  Fun Family Triathlon—Rome. Barnum Bay Marina, 7:30 a.m.–Noon. Kayak, bike, walk triathlon benefits the library. 715/325-8990 or www.romepuliclibrary.org.

23–25  Flea Market and Craft Show—Hatfield. 608/989-2275.

24  Barn Dance and Silent Auction—Town of Spirit. Lind Dairy Farm, 7 p.m. Sponsored by German Settlement History Incorporated. 715-564-3340 or www.germansettlementhistory.org.

24  Pancake, Sausage, and Egg Breakfast—Phillips. St. Therese Church, 8–11:30 a.m. All you care to eat. 715/339-4632.

24  Lawn Mower Races—Fifield. Race Track, 1 p.m. Proceeds go to the Fifield Volunteer Fire Department. http://www.tn.fifield.wi.gov/ or 715/762-473, 715/661-2432, 715/617-4411

25  Memorial Day Service—Fennimore. Parade with program following at the Memorial Building. 608/822-3599.

25  Memorial Day Ceremony—Neillsville. The Highground (W7031 Ridge Rd.), 2 p.m.  715/743-4224 or www.thehighground.org.

25  Memorial Day Honor Ride Motorcycle Rally—Staring points in Boscobel, Neillsville, Medford, Tomah, Waupaca & Minneapolis, MN. Ride together into The Highground at 1 p.m. 715/743-4224 or www.thehighground.org.

25  A Day in the Park Car Show—Tomah. Winnebago Park, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. 608/343-4697 (Todd Stark).

27  Hazel Street Farm Market—Adams. Main Street City Park, 2 p.m.–6 p.m. 608/339-3957.

28  Girls Night Out—Phillips. Downtown Phillips, 4 p.m.–8 p.m. Shopping, food, drinks and fun.  Enjoy special offers at participating area businesses...for ladies only. 715/339-2777 (Barbara Chapman) or 715/339-6050 (Terry Timmers).





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