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Nearing completion Four years after Schofield and Rothschild merged fire departments, a new shared station is set to open this fall old, so the two municipalities decided to build a new fire station on the site of the former Rothschild station to house the joint department, Olsen says. Olsen says the new department is working out well and that Rothschild has had a good history working with Schofield on projects. Merging various municipal fire departments in order to share equipment and labor costs and avoid duplicating expenses has become common in recent years. SAFER Fire District, a partnership between Weston and Rib Mountain, formed in 2014, also serves several communities that partner with the fire district.

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Work on the former Ponderosa Motel burned in a fire in 2015 should kick off in August, it’s developer says. Alden Emmerich told City Pages that there were some delays with state licensing but now that has been squared away and work on the site can begin in early August. The Ponderosa Motel burned down in 2015, and sat vacant until the county finally took the property via tax deed, and performed environmental assessments on it. The Community Development Authority took over the property’s redevelopment and requested proposals, eventually settling on Emmerich last year. Emmerich plans to build affordable apartments on the property.

Marathon County’s board has a new supervisor in district 17, replacing the outgoing E.J Stark. The board voted unanimously Thursday to appoint Jennifer Aarrastad to District 17. Aarrastad replaces E.J. Stark, who resigned from the board in late May shortly after an executive committee decision voted down the A Community for All resolution. Stark did not give a reason for his departure but it was abrupt. Aarrastad, currently Optical Manager at the Eye Clinic of Wisconsin, was one of three candidates for the open seat. Aarrastad was selected after a series of open interviews held at the Marathon County Courthouse.

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Suspect in Weston bar shooting reaches plea deal

City Council Member Tom Neal confirmed to City Pages that he won’t be running again in 2022. Neal plans to serve out his term dutifully, but will hang it up at the end of his term next year. Neal says he isn’t sure if he will remain living in District 4, where he currently serves. Neal is on several committees and serves as the chair of the city’s Economic Development Committee.

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This week’s story started with a simple question: Where did all the YP groups go? In case you’re wondering, YP stands for young professional. During the time period between 2015 and 2017, Wausau was a hotspot of young professional groups. That mimicked a national trend. It was the age of the millennials, and being young and seen doing cool things fit the generational ethos. Then, suddenly, no more. In 2021, there are a handful of groups left, and they don’t bill themselves as young professional groups. United Way’s Emerging Leaders is generally geared toward young professionals, and that’s the bulk of their membership, but really just about anyone is welcome if they really want in. The Central Wisconsin Hmong Professionals group is similar. Nothing about “young” in the title, but a look through the group’s Facebook photos generally revealed younger individuals. But otherwise, many of the groups disappeared. Urban Pulse, aimed at younger millennials at the time, is no more. The Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce’s group disappeared. (Chamber President Dave Eckmann told City Pages it is being replaced by a new model that will involve the Clark Island former power building. Details about what that means exactly were not forthcoming.) And during that YP era, there was a statewide YP Week, for which Wausau had a pretty heavy involvement in for a couple of years. Pushed by Milwaukeebased YP group Newaukee, that appears to be diminishing too. The YP Week website lists a conference for October 2020; none for 2021. Sources in the Milwaukee area say even Newaukee isn’t much of a YP

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I started the research for this story by asking a question on my Facebook page: Where did all the YP groups go? The responses I received were interesting. Many folks seemed to boil it down to a single thing, but of course no one agreed on what that one thing was. Some of the reasons folks cited: • Aged out: More than one made this comment. YP groups attracted unmarried millennials looking to connect with others. Now those same millennials grew older, got busier, in many cases married and started families, and time became scarce. • Problems with “young” and “professional”: Both words are pretty nebulous, and probably defined differently depending on who you ask. Urban Pulse was generally for younger millennials; the chamber’s group allowed anyone under 45. And what is a professional, exactly? Once it was the realm of doctors and lawyers; some still have that perception, so the term could be off-putting to many. Am I young enough, or professional enough? • Ugh, networking: That’s part of that professional word: many said the idea of networking made them want to vomit. People were attracted to the groups because they want to connect with people. But they sure don’t want someone trying to sell them insurance. • Meet market: Many saw them as meet markets

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(places for singles to meet other singles). As one person put it: “People dropped the pretense and just started using dating apps?” Early attempts at YP groups often descended into binge drinking and hookup fests. Groups in that 2015-2017 era worked hard to curb that and make it more about connection. It was us GenXers who screwed up the YP groups before. Sorry about that. • Politics instead?: One commenter mentioned that most of her friends of that age group just went into politics. That’s not far off the mark. Since the 2016 election, the Wausau area has seen an influx of younger folks entering politics. Far more than this reporter has witnessed in some time. • Key people moved away: Groups and events don’t happen without someone making them happen. And many of those folks moved away. But that signals something different: if no one jumped in to take their place, it sends a message that it’s not that important in the first place. One young person said she was sorry most of those groups were gone. It might have led her to stay in Wausau.

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more than half told Voss they’d been in town less than a year. But, running a group like that can wear on a person. Voss says she needed help to keep it running, and while enthusiasm for participating in their events was high, queries about volunteering were met with silence, Voss says. “With my own busy schedule it just was not sustainable to do by myself,” Voss says. The Chamber’s group gained a lot of momentum when former tv reporter Nick O’Brien ran the group. He latertook his talents later to MCDEVCO, starting the SOUP series in Wausau which brought people of all ages to unused buildings where participants voted on project proposals and enjoyed soup from a local restaurant. No one is really doing the same thing in Wausau now, and O’Brien now lives in Milwaukee. O’Brien says there isn’t likely any one reason why most of the groups aren’t here any more. But the key people leaving — who O’Brien calls connectors — might be part of the reason. The point, O’Brien says, is fostering relationships in a genuine way. Voss says she found something similar — there was a consensus in the Urban Pulse group that it should have nothing to do with business. “There is definitely a need for it in the community,” Voss says.

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The United Way’s Emerging Leaders group, started in 2009, is still going quite strong with more than 450 members. The group is kind of a young professionals group — the United Way avoids using the term and though the bulk of its members would fit into that category, no one is really turned away. United Way Emerging Leaders Organizer Sarah Laes says the group had a 55-year-old woman join an event, and told City Pages

the woman was very pleased with how welcoming everyone was. That said, the group is primarily those in the Millennial generation, and they’re not seeing as many GenZ folks join. Emerging Leaders has three aspects to it — service and leadership are just as important as making connections, but often the three complement each other, Laes says. People will volunteer for something but end up making friends in the process, Laes explains. The group managed to stay strong even during the pandemic, Laes says. While in-person contact is important, of course, many participated in virtual meetups hosted by Emerging Leaders and the reaction was quite positive, Laes told City Pages. Members must donate at least $100 to the United Way in order to join. The funds support the United Way’s mission. That connection is important. Laes says that at social events Emerging Leader ambassadors are sure to identify new members and make them feel welcome. Laes herself talks about the importance of that. “I’ve been in Wausau four years now,” Laes told City Pages. “I really like the area and thankfully through my position at the United Way I was able to meet so many people. But if I had just worked a regular 9-5 job, I don’t know if I would have had that opportunity.”

Connection as economic development Incoming Community Development Director Liz Brodek has some views on why most YP groups have started to fade. She points to Newaukee founder Jeremy Fojut, who says YP groups were more about life stage than age. “A lot of the YP groups were millennial-driven,” Brodek says. “They’re getting older now with more established careers. The reason they existed

was to further careers and establish friendships.” Also troubling was how to connect people who didn’t have normal job schedules, and also the idea of “young professional” in the first place. “Who is young, and what is a professional?” Brodek asks. The other problem with the groups was succession — many didn’t have much of a plan for who would lead if the current leader left, or in the case of Urban Pulse, they tried but no one was interested in taking the helm. In other words, many people liked being part of the group but were less interested in the work that went into keeping them going. That said, connection is a pretty important part of economic development. How that connection could work in Wausau post-COVID and post-YP groups is something that’s still a bit vague, but Brodek says figuring that out will be important as the area looks to attract a young workforce. It’s likely those groups will form around shared activities, or other shared idenities other than being young and having a job. In Milwaukee, Brodek says, many connection events are beginning with mindfulness as part of the practice. And the Newaukee founder Fojut is working on an app called LikeMinded that uses a personality quiz to connect people with similar mindsets for socializing. Brodek cites a study called The Soul of the Community, which found the three most important drivers of attachment to a community are openness, aesthetics and social offerings. With many newcomers complaining of having a hard time breaking into the social circles of Wausau, finding a way to connect new people to the community will be a challenge that has economic development consequences. It probably won’t be a YP group, but something will need to fill the void.

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her troubled childhood and adolescence, we cut to Lindy (Kate Beckinsale) trying to talk herself into going on a date. She tries to explain to Justin (Jai Courtney) how she’s not ready to go on a date, only for him to win him over with his quiet charm. (Somehow he’s an accountant but built like Arnold Schwarzenegger.) You can guess how this goes from her. She reluctantly sees him again, falls in love with him, worries he will discover her deep dark secret (someone a violent woman with no impulse control never made the news?) and he does and is cool with it, then he turns up dead. Since she fell hopelessly in love with him after two dates (or I guess, one and a half, since she left early from the first one?) she of course has to get revenge. Oh and a

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Zac Matthews Band · Tiki Beach Bar and Grill, Mosinee. Country. 6 pm. 715-342-2232 Christopher Gold · Mosinee Brewing Company, Mosinee. Folk, country, rock & roll, variety. 6 pm. 715-693-2739 Kevin Troestler · Malarkey’s Pub & Townies Grill, Wausau. Blues and country. 6 pm. 715-819-3663 J-me Baptist · Backcountry Brewing, Plover. Acoustic variety. 6:30 pm. 715-310-2474 Mattea Joy · Bull Falls Brewery, Wausau. Variety. 7 pm. 715-842-2337 Tom Mijal & Polka Access · Gorski’s Bar & Grill, Mosinee. Polka. 7 pm. 715-693-4001 Latin Night · Nightschool Nightclub, Schofield. Latin music. 8 pm. 715-600-0996 Brad Emanuel · Otto’s Beer & Brat Garden, Minocqua. Acoustic. 8 pm. 715-356-6134

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Jerry Schmitt · Gorski’s Bar & Grill, Mosinee. Country, rockabilly. 1 pm. 715-693-4001 Derek Lind Live Music · O’so Brewing Company, Plover. Acoustic. 3 pm. 715-254-2163 Brian McLaughlin (BMac) Acoustic Show · Hub Inn, Merrill. Music from Frank Sinatra to Bruno Mars. 3 pm. 715-536-6169 Wausau Belly Dance · Stoney Acres Farm, Athens. Dance. 5 pm. 715-432-6285 Through Crimson · Tiki Beach Bar and Grill, Mosinee. Alternative rock. 5 pm. 715-342-2232 Max Koepke · Sunset Point Winery, Stevens Point. Classic rock. 6 pm. 715-544-1262 Jackson Taylor · Rhinelander Brewing Company, Rhinelander. Country. 6 pm. 715-550-2337 Jon Grove · District 1 Brewing Company, Stevens Point. Acoustic. 6:30 pm. 715-544-6707 20 Watt Tombstone · The Office Bar, Schofield. Rock. 7 pm. 715-355-5432 Tailwater · Bullheads Bar & Grill, Stevens Point. Rock, pop. 7 pm. 715-344-5990 The Night Crawlers · Rock Island, Merrill. Rockabilly-surf and classic rock. 7 pm. 715-536-8560 DJ Sushi · Nightschool Nightclub, Schofield. Electronic, dance. 8 pm. 715-600-0996 Jason McNabb · Rookies Sportspub, Stevens Point. Country, acoustic. 8 pm. 715-344-7026 Billy Bronsted and the Loot · Intermission, Wausau. Country, rock. 9 pm. 715-849-9377 Big Bills · Bill’s Bar, Merrill. Country. 9 pm. 715-218-6969 Older Budwiser · Black Bear Bar & Grill, Minocqua. Blues rock, classic rock. 9 pm. 715-358-2116

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Dig Deep · Stoney Acres Farm, Athens. Americana, bluegrass. 5 pm. 715-432-6285 Christy Anna · District 1 Brewing Company, Stevens Point. Classic country & original. 6:30 pm. 715-544-6707 Brad Emanuel · Bullheads Bar & Grill, Stevens Point. Acoustic. 7 pm. 715-344-5990 Julio Reyes · Mosinee Brewing Company, Mosinee. Pop. 7 pm. 715-693-2739 Kevin Troestler · Rookies Sportspub, Stevens Point. Blues/ country. 8 pm. 715-344-7026 DJ Oh Snow · Nightschool Nightclub, Schofield. Electronic, dance. 8 pm. 715-600-0996 Alexandria Zueger · Elbow Room, Stevens Point. Variety. 8 pm. 715-344-9840 DJ on Friday · Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant & Bar, Wausau. Variety. 11 pm. 715-842-9206

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EVENTS/SPECTATOR SPORTS “Bloomin’ Greenhouse Tour”-2021 · Sat. 5/15 thru Sun. 10/31, hosted by the Clark County Economic Development Corporation & Tourism Bureau at the Garden Center Headquarters, Clark County, WI. Enjoy a tour in 21 gigantic greenhouses throughout Clark County consisting of over 100,000 plants of many varieties. No cost. For a brochure, call 715-255-9100 or visit www.clarkcountywi.org Merkel Brothers Vietnam Veterans Memorial Patio · Thursdays 5/20-7/29, hosted by American Legion Post 54, 2110 S Maple St, Marshfield. Enjoy food and live music Thursday nights from May thru July. Lineup includes: 5/20 Jeff Cannon, 5/27 The G-Man, 6/3 Jeff Eisberner, 6/10 The G-Man, 6/17 Christy Anna, 6/24 Fox Fire Affair, 7/1 Doug Kroening, 7/8 The G-Man, 7/15 Exit Stage Left, 7/22 Jeff Eisberner and 7/29 Christy Anna. Starts at 5 pm. Free. 715-384-9697 Central Wisconsin Water Ski Shows · Tuesdays 6/1-8/31 and Thursdays 6/3-8/26, enjoy water ski performances and free popcorn. Free but donations welcomed.

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Tuesdays at DC Everest Park, 1800 S. 3rd Ave, Wausau. Thursdays at South Beach Bay, 4480 Park Road, Mosinee. Shows start at 6:30 pm. Cwwaterwalkers.com or 715-409-9276 2021 Lunch by the River · Every Thurs. 6/3-8/26, hosted by the Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce at Veterans’ Memorial Park, Wisconsin Rapids. Enjoy live entertainment and lunch from local restaurants and food trucks. Starts at 11:30 am. Free. More info at Wisconsinrapidschamber.com Cop Shoppe Polka Sundays · Sun. 6/6-8/29, Cop Shoppe, Wausau. Every Sunday until Labor Day, Cop Shoppe will be hosting Polka performances. Listen to Pam & Scott, R&R Band, and Mijal & Son. Events start at 1 pm. No cost. 715-845-2030 Dining on the Street · Wed. and Sat. 6/9-9/15, hosted by Wausau River District at downtown Wausau, 3rd Street. Dine outdoors at participating restaurants downtown and enjoy live music. Event starts at 5 pm. Free. wausauriverdistrict.org/dining-on-the-street Book-of-the-Month-Club: “The Weight of Ink” by Rachel Kadish · Thurs. 7/1-7/31, hosted by the Marathon County Public Library at MCPL Athens. Ongoing book club meeting to discuss Kadish’s novel. No cost. Call 715-257-7292 for more info

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Stevens Point Farmers Market · Every day from May thru Oct. Located at Mathias Mitchell Public Square, Stevens Point. Opens 6:30 am. https://www.stevenspointfarmersmarket.com Rothschild Farmers Market · Daily thru Sept. Located at Rothschild Pavilion, Rothschild. Starts at 3 pm. 920-639-0293 Mosinee Farmers Market · Tuesdays from June thru Oct. Located at River Park, Mosinee. Starts at 11 am. www.mosineechamber.org Wausau Farmers Market · Wednesdays and Saturdays from May thru Oct. Located on River Drive, Wausau. Opens 7 am. www.farmersmarketofwausau.com Aspirus Wausau Farmers Market · Every Thursday, Located at Aspirus Corporate Parking Lot, 2200 Westwood Dr, Wausau. Opens 9 am. Aspirus.org Good News Project Laptop E-cycle · Fridays throughout the year. Safely recycle your old laptop for free at 1106 N 5th St, Wausau. All laptop recycling free for 2021 only! 9 am to 4 pm. 715-843-5985 The Landing Literacy Book Club · 4th Wed. of each month. Book club at the Landing YMCA, Wausau. Book notices at YMCA, Literacy Council and Janke Bookstore. 715-841-1855 CWOCC Group Rides · Thursdays, hosted by the Central Wisconsin Offroad Cycling Coalition at Nine Mile Country Forest, Wausau. Go for a group bike ride. Event takes place throughout the summer every Thursday evening. Starts at 6 pm. Free. Cwocc.org Senior Bingo · Every Tuesday, hosted by the Marshfield Parks & Recreational Department at Drendel Room, 211 E 2nd St, Marshfield. Starts at 1 pm. $1 for 2 cards. 715-486-2041 Marshfield Pickleball · Every Mon., Tues., Weds., and Fri., hosted by the city of Marshfield. Located at the Oak Ave. Community Center, 201 S. Oak Ave. Advanced ticket discounts available through the Parks & Rec department. Ci.marshfield.wi.us. Recycling Education Kiosk in the Park · Every day thru Labor Day weekend, located at the Green Circle trail near the Wisconsin River between Pfiffner Park and Bukolt Park. Use the kiosk to learn about waste reduction and tips on recycling. https://www.recyclingconnections.org/ Wednesday Night Pokémon · Wednesdays, The Gaming Emporium, 4317 Stewart

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High School Black Box Theater, Wausau. Oscar Wilde comedy about two men who change their identities to be with their lovers. Masks are optional but if diagnosed, waiting for testing or sick with Covid-19, stay home. Starts at 7 pm. $10. Call or text 715-581-3150 for tickets Notes at Night: Save Point · Wed. 8/4, Mathias Mitchell Public Park, Stevens Point. Variety. 5:30 pm. Stevenspoint.com Concerts on the Square: Mama Ginger · Wed. 8/4, 400 Block, downtown Wausau. Variety. Free. 6 pm. Wausauevents.org Older Budwiser · Wed. 8/4, Peeple’s Park, 10394, Main Street, Boulder Junction. Blues rock, classic rock. Free. 7 pm. Boulderjct.org MC Country Fest · Wed. 8/4-Sat. 8/7, hosted by MC Festivals, Gleason. Karaoke w/ Maddog in the Booze Bar at 7 pm on 8/4. Country music lineup: 8/5 Lovin Country at 3 pm, Bobby Darren & Sheila Marie Country Show at 6 pm, Danny Darren and the Drifting Cowboys at 9 pm; 8/6 Jason McNabb & Guest at 3:30 pm, Randall King at 7 pm, Grand Union at 9:30 pm; 8/7 Whiskey Ticks at 12 pm, Sweet Tea Trio at 5 pm, Ricochet at 6 pm and Dustin Lee at 9:30 pm. Wed. Free. Thurs. $10 day pass. Fri., and Sat. $25 day pass. $60 season pass. $60 camping pass. Tickets at mcfests.com Copperbox · Thurs. 8/5, Tiki Beach Bar and Grill, Mosinee. Zydeco, rock, blues. 6 pm. 715-342-2232 Gazebo Nights: Bryce Thomachefsky · Thurs. 8/5, Normal Park, Merrill. Acoustic country & variety. 5 pm. 715-536-6972 Gazebo Nights: Rising Phoenix · Thurs. 8/5, Normal Park, Merrill. 70s-90s rock & Classic rock. 6 pm. 715-536-6972 Levitt Amp Concert Series: Shamarr Allen · Thurs. 8/5, Pfiffner Park, Stevens Point. Rap, hip-hop, blues, jazz, country. 6 pm. Createportagecounty.org Appalachian Road Show · Thurs. 8/5, Campanile Center for the Arts, 141 W Milwaukee St, Minocqua. Acoustic ensemble that plays music such as traditional Americana, bluegrass, folk songs and their own original music. Starts at 7 pm. $15-$28. campanilecenter.org The Rockin’ Tale of Snow White · Fri.-Sun 8/6-8/8, Jenson Community Center, 487 N Main St, Amherst. A humorous play based off the story Snow White. Starts at 7 pm, on Fri., 2 shows at 2 pm and 6 pm on Sat., and 2 pm show on Sun. $8.50 per ticket. https://jensencenter.org/events-calendar/summer-musical-tickets/ John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party · Fri. 8/6, hosted by the Grand Theater, 401 N 4th St, Wausau. Watch a re-creation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and Big Bopper’s final tour. Starts at 7:30. $25. Tickets.grandtheater.org Debussy and Dvorak · Sat. 8/7, hosted by South Beach Up North at the Chestnut Center for the Arts, Marshfield. Listen to Debussy Piano Trio in G minor and Dvorak Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor. Starts at 4 pm. $5 adults and free for kids 10 and under. http://www.sobechamberensemble.org/ The Sapsuckers · Sat. 8/7, Whitewater Music Hall, Wausau. Original country/ Americana. 7 pm. $5 cover. 715-298-3202

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Grab & Go Craft for Adults: Mini Fairy Doll · Thurs. 7/8-7/31, hosted by the Marathon County Public Library at all MCPL locations. Grab a kit and create a fairy doll. Free. Call 715-261-7230 for more info Side Quests: Family Board Game Night · Thurs. 7/15-8/26, hosted by Evercon Gaming Convention at The Gaming Emporium, 4317 Steward Ave, Wausau. Play some board games every Thursday. Starts at 5:30 pm. Free. 715-298-4073 Wis. Woodchucks · Thurs. 7/29, 324 E Wausau Ave, Wausau. Woodchucks vs. Green Bay Booyah. Starts at 4:05 pm. $9 general admission. Woodchucks.com State Park Speedway · Thurs. 7/29, State Park Speedway, Wausau. SLM & Support Divisions. Fan gate opens at 4:30 pm, race starts at 7 pm. Stateparkspeedway.com Dinner in the Vineyards · Thurs. 7/29, hosted by Willow Springs Garden, 5480 Hillcrest Dr, Wausau. Enjoy craft cocktails, appetizers, salad, homemade bread and dessert along with a walk through the vineyards. Starts at 6 pm. $50 per person. 715-675-1171 Fore the Road · Fri. 7/30, hosted by the Wisconsin Automotive and Truck Education Association at Greenwood Hills Country Club, Wausau. Play some golf, have some complimentary food, wine, soda, beer and listen to a Vic Ferrari concert. Registration starts at 9:30 am. $35 advance or $40 the day of the event. https://watea.org/Content/Fore-The-Road.cfm Hub City Days · Fri. & Sat. 7/30-7/31, hosted by Main Street Marshfield. On 7/30 go shopping or dine downtown and listen to Old Soul Society at the Wenzel Family Plaza. Bring receipt to the refreshment tent at the plaza for a chance to win Hub City Brew fest tickets. Shop between 5-9 pm and listen to music at the plaza at 7 pm. Bike and car show, live DJ, kids games, prizes for teens and young adults and more

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OUTDOORS 2-Man Lantern League · Wed. 5/5-8/25, hosted by the Bullseye Golf Club, 2800 Ridgewood Trail, Wisconsin Rapids. Men can partner up for a 9 hole golf match. Starts at 4:30 pm. $60 for league entry fee, $25 for cart and weekly green fee. 715-423-2225 Ladies Scramble League · Mon. 5/10-8/23, hosted by the Bullseye Golf Club, 2800 Ridgewood Trail, Wisconsin Rapids. Ladies can team up in pairs and play against others in non-competitive golf. Event prizes also featured weekly. Starts at 5 pm. $50 for league entry fee, $25 for cart and weekly green fee. 715-423-2225 Yoga in the Gardens · Wed. 6/2-8/30, hosted by Monk Botanical Gardens at 1800 N 1st Ave, Wausau. Every Monday and Wednesday from June to August, bring a mat and do some yoga. Masks and social distancing required. Starts at 6 pm. $5 cash only. 715-261-6309 Gardens Tours · Sat. 6/5 thru 9/25, hosted by Monk Botanical Gardens at 1800 N 1st Ave, Wausau. Every Saturday, garden tours will be available for guests. Starts at 10 am or 2 pm. $2 for non members and free for members. 715-261-6309 Ironbull Picnic Challenge · Thurs. 7/15-8/5, hosted by IronBull, Wausau. Go for a picnic at a park for a chance to win a raffle. Grand prize is a Lake Wausau cruise and dinner at the Wausau Country Club. Submit your picnic photo on Ironbull’s Facebook page or submit by email. https://www.ironbull.org/picnic Self- Guided Interpretative Hikes—Winged Wonders · Fri.Thurs. 7/16-8/12, hosted at Mead Wildlife Area, Milladore. Search for bees, bats, birds and butterflies. Daylight Hours. Free. Meadwildlife.org

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Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau · Free. New gallery hours Wed. 1-8 pm; ThursFri. 11 am-4 pm; Sat. noon–4 pm. 715-842-4545, cvawausau.org. Endophage exhibit from 7/16-9/12 displays poetic playfulness. Inspired by activities and events. Woodson Art Museum · Free. Open Tues-Fri 9 am-4 pm, first Thurs. of each month 9 am-7:30 pm, Sat-Sun noon-5 pm and closed Mon. and holidays. Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts available from 6/12-8/29. Exhibit showing quilt creations from early America. Pacific Quilt on view from 6/12-8/29. Giant quilt depicting the Pacific Ocean. Avian Celebrations a new exhibit comprised of different mediums depicting birds in the wild. Facemasks and social distancing required. lywam.org Q Artists Cooperative · Facemasks optional. Gallery open Tues. noon-4 pm, Wed. noon-4 pm, Thurs. 10 am-5 pm, Fri. 10 am-5 pm, Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Sun. 10 am-2 pm. Closed Mondays. Merrill History & Cultural Center · Open Mon., Weds. and Fri. From 9 am to 1 pm. Appointments can be made for other days. 715-536-5652, preservethefuture.org Riverfront Arts Center, Stevens Point · Open Tues.-Fri. 11 am to 5 pm. Sat. & Sun 11 am to 3 pm. Closed holidays. Current exhibit: Visions XXII: 22nd annual juried event. On view 6/25-8/15 from 3 pm to 5 pm. stevenspoint.com/rac Marathon City Heritage Center · Open from noon to 2 pm on the second Sunday of each month from Oct. to April, Open Sun. 4/5 noon-2 pm and 5/3 noon-2 pm. 715-443-2221. www.marathoncity.org Motorama Auto Museum, Aniwa · Open Weds.-Sat. 9 am to 5 pm from May to Oct. Check out 400+ rare, vintage vehicles. $10 for adults, free for kids. 715-449-2141. Alfaheaven.com Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art · Open noon-5 pm Tues-Sat. Exhibit on display: Iconic-A Poets Artists exhibit on display from 7/1-8/28. Face masks required. Wmoca.org July Gallery Show-Vortexual Spectral Forest Floor by Kathryn Petke · Thurs. 7/17/31, hosted at the Chestnut Center for the Arts, 208 S Chestnut Ave, Marshfield. “Vortexual Spectral Forest Floor” by Kathryn Petke will be on display through July. Gallery hours are Mon.-Thurs. 10 am-3 pm. Free. Chestnutarts.org

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Birkie Trail Run Festival · Fri. & Sat. 9/24-9/25, hosted by the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation at Cable, WI. Choose between several races to participate in. Register online by 7 pm on 9/24. First race starts at 5:30 am. Ticket prices online. https://www.birkie.com/run/events/birkie-trail-run/ 2021 Ultra Trail 15k/50k · Sat. 10/2, hosted by IronBull at State Park Speedway, 147711 N Mountain Rd, Wausau. Put your body to the test with a 15k or 50k race along the Rib Mountain trail. Starts at 6 am. From now to 8/31, 85$ for 15k race and $125 for 50k race. For more details on pricing, additional information and registration go to https://www.ironbull.org/ultra-marathon-details Red Granite Grinder · Sat. 10/16, hosted by IronBull at downtown Wausau on the 400 Block. Choose between 85 miles, 50 miles, 144 miles and 12 miles and ride along the gravel trails through the Wausau area. 12 mile ride is recreational, timed, non-competitive and great for the family. Costs $90 for 144 miles, $70 for 85 miles or 50 miles, and $35 for 12 miles (free for ages 18 and under). For more info or registration visit https://www.ironbull.org/red-granite-grinder-details Group Hike · Sat. 11/13 and 12/11, hosted by the Friends of Rib Mountain State Park, Rib Mountain. Go hiking on the second Saturday of each month. Starts at 10 am. Free. Ribmountain.org/events

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Free. 715-384-4642 ext. 0 Sculpture Garden Yoga · Thurs. 8/5, hosted by 5 Koshas Yoga & Wellness at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Bring a yoga mat, bottle watered and props and do some yoga. Apply bug repellant and sunscreen before class. Masks and social distancing required. Starts at 5:30 pm. Free. www.5koshasyoga.com Overnight in the Gardens · Fri. 8/6, hosted by Monk Botanical Gardens at 1800 N 1st Ave, Wausau. Bring your camping gear, set up a campfire, go hiking and enjoy a garden fresh meal. Masks and social distancing required. Starts at 5:30 pm. $60 non-member family and $50 for member family. 715-261-6309 Rec Release · Sat. 8/7-Sun. 8/8, hosted at Wausau Whitewater, 200 River Dr, Wausau. Paddle or slalom in the waters. ACA membership, helmet, boat floatation, life jacket required. Starts at 10 am. $20 per day, $30 per weekend, $10 ACA fee. www.wausauwhitewater.org Cancer Fight Golf Outing · Sun. 8/8, Bullseye Golf Club, 2800 Ridgewood Trail, Wisconsin Rapids. 18 holes golf with lunch, dinner, basket raffles and more. Starts at 11 am. $180/pair or $320/foursome. 715-660-6571 or 715-323-4240 Wild Wednesdays-Laughing with the Animals · Wed. 8/11, hosted at Wildwood Zoo, Marshfield. Learn about live creatures, animal artifacts, songs and stories. Masks required. Starts at 11 am and 1 pm. Free. 715-384-4642 ext. 0 Paddle Quest 2021 · Sat.-Sun. 8/14-8/15, hosted at Bukolt Park, Stevens Point. Go on an adventure across the river, meet other people, solve puzzles and complete challenges. Starts at 8 am. $75 per team. Paddlequest.org History Hike · Sat. 8/14, hosted by the Friends of Rib Mountain State Park, Grouse Ln, Rib Mountain. Go hiking and learn about Rib Mountain’s history. Starts at 10 am. Free. 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