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wausau/central wisconsin

SUMMER

FUN BOOK

2018 The ultimate, annual guide to festivals, events, outdoors, trails & nearly everything else under the sun


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SO MUCH FUN IN ABOUT 100 DAYS Think about this for a second: There are only 15 Saturdays between June 2 and Sept. 8. Fifteen. Less than 100 days in total until early September. We hardy people of Wisconsin need to cram in as much fun in the sun as possible! Which is why City Pages created this annual magazine. Lots of readers refer to it as their summer bible. We’ve got your local “Must Do” list for the season. And if you have kids, that includes keeping them happily, adventurously occupied, too. See our Kids Calendar on p. 32. This publication spells out a thousand different things to do in the season. Literally 1,000, maybe more. It’s hard to count exactly. I hope you find adventure in

hiking or biking a local trail or trying a new golf course, and happy nights reveling in a music festival. This is your guide. It’s all here, in one easy to use publication. Let’s have a ridiculous amount of fun out there. 

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CONTENTS LIVE

MUSIC

Farmers Markets.............. 8

Kids Calendar................ 32 All the kid fun to be had this summer

PRIVATE PARTY ROOM AVAILABLE

Berry Farms................... 10

For the Dogs.................. 48

OUTDOOR SEATING

Your guide to all things local and veggie

Get out and pick some berries!

Plan your summer fun with Fido

LUNCH • FULL BAR

Food Freak.................... 12 Homemade jam is easier than you think

Swimming Spots............ 14 Where to get your swim on

Popular Boat Landings.... 18 Best local spots to launch

Public Camping............. 20 Find your outdoor adventure

Get the Gear.................. 22 Renting is all the rage

Big Air, Big Fun............. 24 Mountain biking at Sylvan Hill

Happy Trails.................. 28 Bike, hike and get outside!

Tennis Courts................. 50

All the places to channel your inner Roger Federer

Disc Golf....................... 54 Disc-throwing hotspots in our area

Skate + BMX Parks........ 55 Where to hit the rails and half pipes

Golf Courses.................. 56

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FARMERS MARKETS

All season find locally grown eggs and meat, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, flowers and plants. Vegetables and fruit arrive as they’re ready—some mature early, others not until late summer. If you’re wondering about something specific, ask the farmers. TONY SCHULTZ OF STONEY ACRES FARM

Wausau area

Wausau Farmers Market Wednesdays & Saturdays 7 am–until sold out, thru late fall. 212 River Dr., Wausau. Run by local farmers, bakers, roasters, chefs and bee keepers. On FarmersMarketofWausau.com and Facebook, 715-575-1880 Big Bull Falls Farm Market Saturdays 7:30 am– noon, thru late fall. 388 River Dr. (parking lot of former VFW, next to the Wausau Farmers Market). On Facebook. 715-551-2900

Mosinee Farmer’s Fresh Market Tuesdays noon until sold out, June 5–Oct. 30. River Park, Mosinee. Mosinee Chamber of Commerce 715-693-4330

Lake Dubay Lions Farmers’ Market Thursdays 2-6 pm June 7-October. DuBay Lions Park, 1640 Hwy. DB, Knowlton. Dubaylions.org

Kronenwetter Farmers Market Sundays 9 am–2 pm, June 24–Oct. 21. Sunset Park, Kronenwetter. Kronenwetter.org, 715-693-4200, ext. 30

Merrill, Tomahawk, Antigo

Weston Farmers Market Tuesdays & Saturdays 8 am until sold out, thru Oct. 27. Corner of Schofield Ave. and Camp Phillips Road (next to Dunkin’ Donuts). 715-359-6114 River District Marketplace Thursdays 9 am– 2 pm, June 21–Sept. 20. 400 Block, Wausau. Homemade arts and crafts, vegetables, fruits, ready-to-eat food. Live entertainment most weeks 11 am–1 pm. Wausauevents.org, 715-297-9531 Aspirus Farmers Market Thursdays 9 am– 3 pm, June 21–Oct. 11. Parking lot in front of Aspirus Corporate Offices. 715-847-2380

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A general guide to when you’ll see some common veggies: June: Greens, lettuce, peas, rhubarb, asparagus and strawberries Early- and mid-summer: Onions, beans, zucchini, cucumbers, blueberries, tomatoes Mid- to late-summer: Eggplant, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, broccoli, garlic, corn, melons Late-summer and fall: Apples, pumpkins, squash

Merrill Area Farmers Market Wednesdays & Saturdays 7:30 am–noon or sold out, June 9 thru October. Normal Park, five blocks north of courthouse. • Thursdays 3–6:30 pm or sold out, at Good Samaritan parking lot across from the clinic. Produce, flowers, honey and maple syrup. Merrillareafarmersmarket.com Tomahawk Farm & Flea Market Saturdays 8 am–2 pm or until sold out, thru October. Seasonal produce and flea market. Behind Chamber of Commerce. On Facebook. Tomahawk Main Street Farmers Market Tuesdays 9 am–1 pm, thru early October. North Third St. Locally grown food, flowers and merchandise. Accepts debit, credit, EBT cards. Facebook, and tomahawkmainstreet.org, 715-453-1090 Antigo Farmers Market Saturdays 8 am–noon, June 2-Oct. 6. Heinzen Pavilion at Peaceful Valley Park, 420 Field St. Antigomarket.com, 715-623-5372


Stevens Point, Wisconsin Rapids

Downtown Stevens Point Public Square Daily 6:30 am–5 pm or until sold out. Best days Mon., Wed. & Sat. Monday night market 3–7 pm. On Main Street. Stevenspointfarmersmarket.org

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Indoor Market on Strongs Wednesdays 9:30 am–6 pm, Fridays 11 am–6 pm, Saturdays 9 am–2 pm, Sundays 11 am– 3 pm, year-round. 1332 Strongs Ave. Locally produced food and goods. Themarketonstrongs.com, 715-303-8430 Wisconsin Rapids Downtown Farmers Market Thursdays 9 am–3 pm, Saturdays 8 am–noon, June 2-Oct. Outside the VA clinic at 555 W. Grand Ave. Woodcountyfarmersmarkets.com Peach Street Farmers’ Market Tuesdays 9 am1 pm or sold out, June 19-Aug. 28. Aspirus Clinic parking lot at 2031 Peach St., Wisconsin Rapids. Peachstreetfarmersmarket.com

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Stratford Farmers Market Wednesdays 4–7 pm, June thru September. Stratford Homes, 402 S. Weber Ave. StratfordFarmersMarket.com Abbotsford Farmers Market Tuesdays 11 am –3 pm, June 19-Sept. 25. Lamont’s parking Lot (corner Hwy. 13 & 29). WIC & Senior FMNT accepted. 715-615-1333 Marshfield Festival Foods Saturdays & Sundays 8 am–1 pm, thru fall, depending on weather. Parking lot, 1613 N. Central Ave. Locally grown products only. 715-384-8866 Marshfield Market Pick ‘n Save Tuesdays 8 am–1 pm, thru Oct. 25. Parking lot, 641 S. Central Ave. Local produce, flowers, baked goods, artisan crafts, more. Location may change midsummer due to addition of Wenzel Family Plaza. Check MainStreetMarshfield.com Medford Farmers Market Saturdays 8 amnoon at the Taylor County Fairgrounds; and Tuesdays 1-5 pm at Whelen St. across from the post office. Thru October. 715-748-3960

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Hodag Farmers Saturdays 8 am–1 pm, thru Oct. 20. Rhinelander Pioneer Park. Local produce, meat, eggs, maple syrup, bread and cheese. 715-617-7903, hodagfarmersmarket.com Eagle River Farmers Market Wednesdays 8:30 am –1:30 pm, Sundays 11 am–3 pm, thru Oct. 10. Hwy 45, north of the bridge. Produce, honey, jams, flowers, crafts. 715-477-0645 Minocqua Farmers Market Fridays 8 am– 1 pm, thru Oct. 12. Hwy 70 at the Minocqua Park Complex, 1.5 miles from town • Mondays 3–6 pm, June 18-Sep. 3 at Lower Torpy Park. Minocquafarmersmarket.com. 

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BERRY FARMS

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Here’s your delicious guide to strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and more in Central Wisconsin. Most farms let you pick your own, others offer freshly pre-picked fruit. Strawberry season is short, generally mid-June to mid-July, depending on the weather. Raspberries and blueberries are ready in mid-July, and often available through August.

Wausau, Merrill, Mosinee areas Engelberry Farm, Merrill 3 miles north of Merrill on Hwy. 107, just past Council Grounds State Park • Pick-your-own and fresh-picked strawberries for pickup. Open daily 7 am–7 pm, weather and supply permitting, call 715-536-9091 for current update. Facebook: Mike’s Berries and Engelberry Farm, and 2berryfarms.com Gering’s Garden Blueberry Farm, Mosinee 3682 W. Hwy. C • Pick-your-own and freshpicked blueberries. 715-457-3010, check Facebook for hours at Gering Gardens Blueberry Farm Hidden View Acres, Edgar From Hwy. 29, take CTH H south to Thomas Hill Rd. in downtown Edgar, east on Thomas Hill 1.5 miles, then north to 4302 Blue Jay Lane (at dead end) • Pre-picked blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and various vegetables. By appointment only. 715-615-1333 or 715-680-1584, hiddenviewacres.com Kamenick Farms, Marathon 3710 CTH B: 2 miles south of Marathon City at CTH B and N, a mile east of Hwy. 107 • Pick-your-own and freshpicked strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Asparagus in early summer, pumpkins in fall. Open 7 am–7 pm daily. Call before coming out for updates, 715-443-2134

Lakeview Berry Farm, Mosinee/Lake DuBay area 1746 Bergen Rd. Off Hwy. 51, take Hwy. 34/CTH C southwest 7 miles, right on Bergen Rd. • Pick-your-own and freshpicked blueberries, currants, gooseberries and several varieties of raspberries (black, yellow, gold, purple, red) & rhubarb. Closed Mondays. Call ahead or check Facebook before going out to pick • 715-457-2704, 715-457-2561. Lakeviewberryfarm.com M & M Strawberry Farm, Merrill N2920 Hwy. 107 • Pick-your-own and fresh-picked strawberries. Call ahead for hours and pre-pick orders • 715-536-4027 Merry’s Berries, Antigo N4137 County Rd. H, about 3 miles west of Antigo. Off Hwy. 64, take CTH H north 2.5 miles. • Pick-your-own and fresh-picked strawberries. Open 7 am–7 pm, supply permitting. 715-627-4630. Facebook: Merry’s Berries Mike’s Berries, Wausau About 5 miles northwest of Wausau, in Stettin. From Hwy. 51, take CTH U west, then north on CTH O. Follow signs • Pick-your-own and fresh-picked strawberries for pickup. Open 7 am–7 pm daily, weather & supply permitting • 2berryfarms.com, 715-675-3188. Facebook: Mike’s Berries and Engelberry Farm

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Norrie Lake Berries, Birnamwood N4571 Jessup St. Just past Hatley off Hwy. 29, take left onto Hilltop Road, then left onto CTH D, left onto Lake Shore Drive, right on Gerham St. to Jesup. • Pick your own or pre-picked raspberries starting in early July. Check for current hours and picking conditions at 715-370-4884. On Facebook and norrielakeberries.com Stroik’s Lake Du Bay Berry Farm, Mosinee area 1836 CTH C. Off Hwy. 51, take exit 175 to Knowlton, 3 miles east on C • Pickyour-own or fresh-picked strawberries and raspberries, and fresh-picked blueberries. Children must be supervised. Cash only, no checks or credit cards accepted. Open 7 am–7 pm daily, call ahead for availability, 715-693-3943. Facebook: Stroik’s Lake Du Bay Berry Farm Utech’s Rainbow Farms (J & J Rainbow LLC), Merrill 3880 Rainbow Dr. Take CTH K north of Wausau 11 miles, then east on Rainbow Drive, first farm on left • Pick your own and fresh-picked blueberries second week in July through August. Berries are organic certified. Call ahead. 715-536-7271


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Always call ahead for conditions

sometimes the berry patches get picked clean and need a day for ripening. Tip: Northern farm fields tend to ripen a few days later than those to the south. So if a Stevens Point-area berry patch is done for the season, you might still find some around Merrill or Antigo.

Stevens Point, Wisconsin Rapids areas

Altenburg’s Country Gardens, Wisconsin Rapids 7020 Plover Rd. (Hwy. 54 East), 3 miles east of Rapids, or 10 miles west of Plover.
• Pick-your-own and fresh-picked strawberries. Pumpkins
and activities in fall. Open 6:30 am, closing
depends on crowd, call to check conditions, 715-421-2943, Altenburgsfarm.com Arnold’s Strawberries, Rudolph 343 CTH PP, east of Hwy. 34 • Pick-your-own strawberries from a farm owned by the same family for 100+ years. Open 6:30 am daily. 715-435-3322, arnoldsstrawberries.com, Facebook: Arnold’s Strawberries Cee-Dee Acres, Bancroft 6325 CTH BB, Bancroft • Pick-your-own and fresh-picked strawberries. Open 6:30 am daily until picked out. Pick-your-own hotline 715-897-0907 for conditions, pre-picked market 715-344-6253 (3 miles from farm at 5310 Harding Ave, Plover). Facebook: Cee-Dee Acres Market Chet’s Blueberry Farm, Custer Corner of Ninth Street and CTH J • Pick-your-own blueberries. Open 7 am–2 pm, mid-July–August, closed Mondays. Call ahead, 715-340-4989. Facebook: Chet’s Blueberry Farm Mielke’s Farm, Rudolph 2550 CTH II, 9 miles west of Stevens Point • Pick-to-order strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and vegetables. Call for hours or order. 715-344-4104 Roehrborn’s Berry Patch, Marshfield 10389 Pine Lane. 2 miles west of Marshfield on CTH H, south on Robin Road a half-mile to Pine Lane • Pick-your-own strawberries and fresh-picked by advance order. Open 7:30 am–12:30 pm and 4–6 pm. Call daily for picking conditions, hours and prices at 715-384-4847 or 715-305-1240. Facebook: Roehrborn’s berry patch Sunrise Raspberry Farm, Stevens Point 3692 Sunset Dr. From Hwy. 51, go east on CTH DB for a half-mile, then right on Sunset for 2 miles • Pick-your-own raspberries. No chemicals sprayed on plants. Pre-picked organic asparagus, rhubarb and garlic available. Check website for pre-picked availability, call ahead for picking hours, 715-572-5381. sunriseraspberryfarm.com 

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Homemade jam is easier than you think Food Freak by Tammy Stezenski

One of the main beauties of summer

is the bounty of local food, especially the abundance you can pick yourself at strawberry, raspberry and blueberry farms. I always say that biting into a ripe berry tastes like sunshine. And even in the middle of winter you can relive that sensation with a well-made store of homemade freezer jam. It’s actually a very easy process, but can seem intimidating the first time around—you open that recipe instructions from the box of Sure-Jell and it folds out into a scroll about two feet long, oh my god. Don’t panic. That sheet just puts all the fruit options in one place. The basic process is the same no matter what berry you’re making. There just are mostly minor differences in sugar, lemon juice and other additions. Strawberry jam is straightforward and takes only about five minutes per batch, once you’ve done the prep. Raspberry and blueberry jam follow the same basic steps:

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1. Prepare your containers. They don’t need to be sterilized, but should be clean. You can use glass jars or plastic containers with lids. How many containers? I usually eyeball how much I’ve picked and roughly calculate that the volume of jam is about half the visible volume of fruit. 4 cups (2 pints) whole berries = about 2 cups crushed. This is the amount you need per package of Sure-Jell pectin, and results in about 6 cups of jam.

2. Wash and trim the amount of berries you’ll process in one go around. I’d plan to do at least three batches in one session.

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3. Mix the sugar and pectin (because otherwise lumps) in large saucepan to prepare for boiling.

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4. Manually mash or quickly chop berries in food processor. I like large pieces of fruit and usually hit the pulse button just a few times. Don’t worry about exact quantity at this point. Whatever’s left over in the bowl can be used in the next batch (or eaten).

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5. Add the water to the sugar/pectin mix and bring to a good boil per instructions. This doesn’t take too long. Turn off heat.

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6. Immediately add mashed fruit to the mixture, and stir well.

Pour into your clean containers or jars, leaving about a half-inch space at the top. Wipe off any drips, and put a lid on it.

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8 Stand back and admire your work. Leftover jam that didn’t fit into your containers will keep for weeks in the fridge. Eat and enjoy. 

Allow the containers to cool for several hours before placing in the freezer.

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SWIMMING SPOTS

WESTON AQUATIC CENTER / BY DAVE KALLAWAY

Outdoor Pools Wausau City Pools

All open starting June 8. Daily 1–7:50 pm, half-price after 6 pm. Free swim Wednesdays 6–7:50 pm. Pool locations: Schulenburg 1533 Summit Dr. Kaiser Pool 900 E. Bridge St. Memorial Park off Sturgeon Eddy Season pass Residents: $30 youth, $45 adult, $70 family of 2, $80 family of 3, $90 family of 4, $10 each additional • Nonresidents: $40 youth, $60 adults, $95 family of 2, $110 family of 3, $125 family of 4, $15 each additional. Daily fees $2 ages 1–17 and 60+; $3 ages 18–59, free under 1 with paying caregiver Private pool rental available Swim Lessons · Mon.–Fri. at 10:10 and 11:05 am offered at all three city pools, provided by Marathon Co. Parks. Beginner, intermediate and advanced swimmers have classes 5 days/week ($38 resident); parent-child class Tues. & Thurs. ($18); preschoolers class Mon., Wed., Fri. ($24). Schedule and registration at 212 River Dr., Wausau, 715-261-1550, and at Co.marathon.wi.us under Parks Dept. Sign up per session: Session I: June 11–June 29 Session II: July 2–20 (no lessons July 4) Session III: July 23–Aug. 10 Splash into Safety · Sat. 6/16 Memorial Pool, Wausau. Family water safety fair, all kids receive a free life jacket. 10 am-noon, followed by free swim. Children must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Pre-registration required 715-847-2380

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Marathon Park Splash Pad

1201 W. Stewart Ave., Wausau Opens June 2–3, then daily June 8–Sept. 2. NOTE: Open on July 4; closed June 4–7, and for the fair July 31–Aug. 6. Hours: Noon– 7 pm thru July 30, then noon-5 pm starting Aug. 7. This facility is for young children age 10 & under and accompanying adult(s). Daily fee $1 per person entering the facility, free under 1. Private rental available.

Bierman Family Aquatic Center

Merrill Area Recreation Complex, Merrill Open daily noon-7 pm June 8-Aug. 24 Daily pass $4 (2-61 years), $2 (62+ years, military, mon-swimmer), free under 2 years. Night swim 5-7 pm $2/$1. Season pass $50 resident, $80 nonresident; $100/$130 family. Punch pass $70 for 20 visits. Group rates and pool rental. Concessions available. 715-536-7313.


Rothschild-Schofield Aquatic Center

1004 Park St., Rothschild (next to Pavilion) Open daily starting June 9: Mon.–Wed., Fri. & Sat. 11 am–7:45 pm, Thurs. 11 am–7 pm, Sun. 11 am–5:45 pm. Daily fees $4, free ages 62+ and under 1 year; $2 evenings 6–7:45 pm, and Wed. & Sun. Season pass for residents $59 single, $120 family of 5 ($10 each additional); non-residents $79/140 ($10 each additional). 20-punch pass $70. After July 15 family pass $65 Joint season pass for Rothschild-Schofield and Weston aquatic centers $79 single, $160 family; non-resident $99, family $180. After July 15, family $85 resident and non-resident Concessions, sand volleyball and children’s sand play area available. Birthday parties available. Handicap accessible. Water aerobics for $2 a session or $18 for 10 sessions; Aqua Zumba classes $3 per session. Rothschild Village Hall 715-359-3660, or Aquatic Center 715-355-9293.

Weston Aquatic Center

5815 Alta Verde (next to Kennedy Park) Open daily starting June 2: Mon.-Sat. 11 am–7:45 pm, Sat.-Sun. 1–7:45 pm Concessions on-site. Handicap accessible. Birthday party packages available. For rentals call Weston Parks Dept., 715-359-9988. Aquatic Center phone: 715-241-7946. Daily pass $4 age 17 & under, $4 adults, $2 seniors 62+. After 6 pm, $2 all ages. Season pass Residents $59, $120 family, $25 senior; non-residents $79, $140, $50. See Rothschild listing for joint season pass info Swim lessons June 11–22, July 9–20, July 30– Aug. 18, 10–10:50 am, $25 residents, $30 non-residents. Preregister at Weston Municipal Center or the Aquatic Center.

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 Daily pass $3 ages 4 and up 1-4 pm; $2 for 5-8 pm, free under 3. Season pass for residents $70 individual, $105 family; nonresidents $95, $130 Free public swim lessons on selected Saturdays and Sundays, usually 10 am–noon Concessions available, no carry ins. Private party rental available, call 715-346-1226 Special events: Watch for Senior Citizens Day, Tube ‘n Toys Night, Recreational Night, Friday Family Night and Lifeguard T-shirt nights • Scuba lessons available through Divepoint Scuba for ages 12 & up, 715-344-3483. continues on 16

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Mission Lake Park Take Hwy. 153 east of Mosinee to CTH Y, then north 
to Mission Lake Road • Considered the best swimming spot in the area, with spacious beach on natural lake, shelters, boat landing, volleyball, playground, changing room and toilets. Boat landing and fishing. Sunny Vale Park West side of Wausau, just south of 72nd Ave. interchange on Hwy. 29 • Sand beach on Sunny Vale Lake, with
 shelters, restrooms, picnic areas, fishing, hiking trail, changing room and fishing pier. Big Eau Pleine Park West of Mosinee off Hwy. 153 to Eau Pleine Park Road. Turn south, go about 3 miles • Sand beach, boat landings, shelters, horseshoe pits, playground. Hiking & biking trails, also for horseback riding. Lots of parking, open shelters, scattered picnic tables and restrooms. Dells Of The Eau Claire Park Take Hwy. 52 east of Wausau 17 miles, right on CTH Y, 2 miles • 
Scenic river gorge of rock formations. Rapids, tranquil pools and swimming area beach. Do not swim or jump in the rapids. Picnic tables, shelters, horseshoe pits, playground, restrooms, hiking trails. Rib Falls From Wausau, Hwy. 29 west 13 miles, north on CTH S 2 miles. Northwest of Marathon City • No beach or designated swim areas, but clear water with rustic, rock-gravel shore in shallows below falls, sand bottom river shores above. Hiking trails, fishing, vault toilets, picnic area, playground and shelter. Big Rapids Park On the Big Eau Pleine River, just north of Stratford. From Wausau, west on CTH N for 23 miles, south on Hwy. 97 for 4 miles to Big Rapids Road then west 1 mile • Swim beach with clean water in one of Marathon County’s larger parks. Picnic tables, shelter, restrooms, hiking trails, horseshoe pits, changing rooms, playground. Voelz Memorial Park On Wilson Lake, east of Marathon County just inside Shawano County. Hwy. 29 east to Nightingale Road. Park entrance at corner of Nightingale and Oak • Fishing pier, small boat landing, playground, picnic tables, shelter, rustic trail system, restrooms and small beach area. Council Grounds State Park 2 miles northwest of Merrill off Hwy. 107 • Large beach and rock outcroppings along the Wisconsin River. Picnic shelter, shore & pier fishing, restrooms, biking & hiking paths. Canoe rentals. Park sticker required.

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Otter Lake About 15 miles northeast of Merrill, take CTH S east off Hwy. 51, then to Stevenson Road, follow signs • Off the beaten path, but worth the effort. Clear lake with swimming beach, natural trails, rustic camping, picnic area, boat landing and toilets. Non-motorized boats only. Tug Lake Recreation Area 5 miles north of Merrill on CTH K to Tug Lake Road • 2-acre park with swimming beach, boat landing, picnic shelter with electricity, playground, outhouses and fishing. DuBay Park 13 miles northwest of Stevens Point. Take Hwy. 51 to Hwy. 34, then south 7 miles to CTH E, east to park • 51 acre park with beach, two shower buildings, large picnic area, lodge, fishing, boat ramp, playground equipment, volleyball court, horseshoe pits and baseball field. Collins Park 3 miles southwest of Rosholt, 2711 CTH I • 21-acre wooded park with small swimming beach, boat ramp, showers, fishing, horseshoe pits, volleyball, playground. Lake Emily Park 3968 Park Dr., Amherst Junction • 143-acre park with swimming beach, two picnic lodges, boat ramp, fishing, playground, showers, nature trail, volleyball court and baseball field. Bukolt Park On Wisconsin River north of downtown Stevens Point at the end of Bukolt Avenue • Beach, bathhouse, lodge, picnic area, horseshoe pits, boat ramp and docking area, restrooms, playground, lighted baseball diamond, 
volleyball court, skateboard park. Access to Green Circle Trail. Iverson Park 4201 Hwy. 66 (Main St.), Stevens Point • On the beautiful, clean Plover River: Kayak rentals, picnic area, playground, shelter, restrooms, swimming beach, lodges, nature trails. Access to the Green Circle Trail. Mead Park On Wisconsin River in Stevens Point, corner of West Clark and Whitney streets • Small swimming beach, restrooms, picnic area, disc golf, tennis courts, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, lighted baseball diamond, shelter, dock. Includes KASH playground for kids of all abilities. Lake Pacawa Park 1831 Maple Dr., behind Menards, Plover • 35 acre park with unsupervised beach area, picnic area, playground, restrooms, shelter, Babe Ruth ball diamond, two soccer fields. Non-motorized watercraft. Jordan Park 8500 Jordan Road, 2 miles northeast of Stevens Point • 271-acre park with swimming beach, open pavilion, picnic area, boat ramp, nature center and trail, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, playground, baseball field and lodges. Sunset Lake Park Sunset Lake Road, about 15 miles east of Stevens Point. Hwy. 10 to Hwy. 161, north on CTH A, then east on MM • 63-acre lake is a high-quality swimming water with boat landing and fishing. Picnic area, beach, grills, toilets, playground. Lake Helen Park 3.5 miles east of Rosholt • Beach, boat landing, grills, restrooms, picnic area, playground, shelter, volleyball court, and horseshoe pits. 


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POPULAR BOAT LANDINGS

Lincoln County

With so many miles of shoreline, this is not an all-inclusive list. Many localities and private landowners maintain small, less well-known access points. Most launches listed here are suitable for motorboats, but a few are limited to canoes, kayaks and paddleboards only, as noted.

Marathon County Wisconsin River and flowages Listed from north (upstream) to south Wisconsin River Forest Unit, north of Brokaw (Wisconsin River) Unimproved landing just east of CTH W, on end of Pine Bluff Road. Brokaw (Wisconsin River) Unimproved but well used by paddlers and anglers. In the middle of Brokaw, take Fourth Street and follow the rough road down to the river. Gilbert Park (Wisconsin River) N. Sixth Street, Wausau. Wausau Canoe/Kayak Launch (Wisconsin River) On the River’s Edge Trail, just north of the Bridge Street bridge. Access from E. Wausau Avenue to N. River Drive. A handicapped-accessible launch for all ages and abilities. Schofield Park (Wisconsin River) E. Randolph Street, Wausau, near Marathon Electric. Oak Island (Wisconsin River, below Wausau dam) River Drive, just north of Thomas Street, near downtown Wausau. Memorial Park (Lake Wausau) South of Grand Avenue, off Sturgeon Eddy, Wausau. D.C. Everest Park (Lake Wausau) South end of Third Avenue, Wausau. Nueske’s at Gulliver’s Landing (Lake Wausau), also easy access to Big Rib River. In front of the restaurant, on the west side of the 17th Ave./CTH N bridge. Rookery Park (Lake Wausau) On the opposite side of the bridge as Gulliver’s. Bluegill Bay (Lake Wausau) East on Cloverland Lane, Rib Mountain.

Schofield Dam (Eau Claire River) Just off Grand Avenue at dam, boat landings above and below the dam. Kort Street (Wisconsin River) End of Kort Street, a few blocks down from St. Therese Church, and just upstream from the Rothschild Pavilion. Rookery View Park (Wisconsin River) County Trunk Hwy. N, Wausau. Carry in canoe and kayak access Domtar Company (Wisconsin River) End of Sunrise Drive, Rib Mountain. Entry just below the dam. Half Moon Lake (Wisconsin River flowage). Near Pinewood Supper Club and Moonlight Landing restaurants, off CTH KK, Town of Mosinee Mosinee River Park (Wisconsin River Mosinee flowage). Just off Main Street near downtown. Canoe Portage Park (Wisconsin River) located off River Road on east side of river Chuck’s Boat Landing, Mosinee (Wisconsin River, below Mosinee dam). End of Fremont St, off Third Street. Big Eau Pleine Park Off Hwy. 153, 10 miles southwest of Mosinee • Three boat landings on this peninsula, each at the end of the roads going through the large park. Big Eau Pleine Reservoir Two landings just off CTH O, on either side of the bridge. A Lower Reservoir landing gives access to the Wisconsin River and Lake Dubay area below the dam, on Dam Road. Other bodies of water Mission Lake Hwy. 153 east of Mosinee to CTH Y north, east on Mission Lake Road. Or take Y south of Hwy. 29 at Hatley. Weston Eau Claire River Trail Several canoe/kayak access points between Ringle and the Schofield dam at Grand Avenue.

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Map of all county boat landings (and other recreational opportunities) available by calling 715-539-1034, or go to co.lincoln.wi.us, under Forestry, Land & Parks department. Merrill Parks and Recreation office at 715-536-7313, merrillparksandrec.com Tug Lake 8 miles north of Merrill on CTH K to Tug Lake Road, then west 1/2 mile Camp New Wood County Park 8 miles northwest of Merrill on Hwy. 107 along Wisconsin River Council Grounds State Park (Wisconsin River) Two landings, one above the dam on Lake Alexander flowage (take Forest Drive), the other below the dam near trails and campground area. Find the park off Hwy. 107, 2 miles northwest of Merrill. Lake Alexander (Wisconsin River flowage above dam) North of Merrill. Western shore on Sunset Drive, north of Hwy. 64. Otter Lake About 15 miles northeast of Merrill, take CTH S east off Hwy. 51, then to Stevenson Road, follow signs Ott’s Park Located on west side of Merrill on Wisconsin River on north end of Foster Street Prairie Trails Park Located near corner of Hwy G and County Road K along Prairie River with 2 canoe landings Sunset Lake Park Sunset Lake Road, about 15 miles east of Stevens Point. Hwy. 10 to Hwy. 161, north on CTH A, then east (right) on MM

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Stevens Point Parks and Rec. Dept. at 715-346-1531 and Portage County at 715-346-1433 Bukolt Park North of downtown Stevens Point, on Bukolt Avenue. Pfiffner Pioneer Park Downtown Stevens Point, on Crosby Avenue. Lake Dubay landing River Lane, just west of Hwy. 34. Lake Dubay Park CTH E, Off Hwy. 34, between Wausau and Stevens Point. Lake Emily Hwy. 10 east, 1 mile west of Amherst Junction. Collins (Lake) Park Hwy. 66 east of Stevens Point 16 miles, right on CTH I for 1 mile, left into the park. Jordan Park (Plover River, Jordan Pond) Hwy. 66 northeast of Stevens Point 6 miles. Left on CTH Y, then first left. Lake Helen Park 3.5 miles east of Rosholt on Lake Helen Road 


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PUBLIC CAMPGROUNDS Details of nearby sites, plus general information on state and national forest camping nearby. For private campgrounds, check the chamber of commerce in the area that piques your interest.

Marathon County

The Wausau/Marathon Co. Park Dept. accepts campsite reservations for Big Eau Pleine Park, Dells of the Eau Claire Park and Marathon Park campgrounds. Some sites may be reserved, others on a first come, first served basis Check-in/check-out at 3 pm • Reservations: On weekdays 9 am–4:30 pm call 715-261-1566, or visit in person at 212 River Dr., Wausau; or online at co.marathon.wi.us/parks • Visitors may not bring firewood into parks, forests or campgrounds. Firewood available at sites for $5 per bundle, or gathered on-site Dells of the Eau Claire Park East of Wausau 15 miles (take Hwy. 52 or CTH Z) on CTH Y • Sites: 28 total, 16 with electricity (family campground) • Fees: $18 w/electricity, $15 without • Group camping (no electricity) $115 for 1–25 people, $160 for 26+ • Located near scenic Eau Claire River Dells, Ice Age Trail and beach area Big Eau Pleine Park Southwest of Wausau 18 miles (or 10 miles southwest of Mosinee). Take Hwy. 153 west about 5 miles out of Mosinee to Eau Pleine Park Road, turn south, go about 3.5 miles • Sites: 106 total • Fees: $18 w/electricity, $15 without; lake view sites $20 for west unit w/electricity, $17 south unit without. Sanitary dump $6 per use • Group rates: $130 for 1–25 people, $180 for 26+ • Many miles of walking, biking and horseback trails, disc golf, beach & boat landing, handicap site available. Majority of park undeveloped Marathon Park Stewart Avenue, Wausau • Sites: 28 total, 24 w/electricity • Fees: $23 w/electricity, $18 without. Sanitary dump $6 per use • Near downtown, electricity, showers, grills, playgrounds and Marathon Junction Concession. No campfires allowed Marathon County Forests camping in undesignated recreation areas allowed on individual permit basis for $15, which is valid for up to 14 consecutive nights of camping. For permit contact Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Administrative Office at 715-261-1550.

Portage County

Campgrounds have on-site firewood and ice, daily fee includes $6 charge for electricity. For more information, contact the Portage Co. Park Dept., 715-3461433. Online reservations at co.portage.wi.us/parks Collins (Lake) Park Rosholt. Take Hwy. 66 east of Stevens Point 16 miles, right on CTH I. Go 1 mile, left into park • Sites: 27 • Fees: $8 reservation fee, $24 daily • Beach, boat ramp, toilets, showers, playground, handicap site available

Jordan Park Hwy. 66 northeast of Stevens Point 6 miles. Left on CTH Y, then first left • Sites: 22 improved sites, 3 walk-in sites • Fees: $8 reservation fee, $24 daily • Three canoe/walk-in campsites, toilets, showers, beach, baseball field and trail, handicap site available Dubay Park Northwest of Stevens Point 13 miles, off Hwy. 10 • Sites: 31 • Fees: $8 reservation fee, $24 daily • Beach, boat ramp, playground, picnic lodge, baseball field, toilets, showers, handicap site available Lake Emily Park Amherst Junction. Hwy. 10 about 8 miles east of Stevens Point, right on Lake Drive • Sites: 67 • Fees: $8 reservation fee; camping fee $24 • Beach, boat ramp, toilets, showers, playground, baseball field, handicap site available Hartman Creek State Park On Hwy. 54, 20 miles southeast of Stevens Point • Sites: 103 • Fees: $9.65 reservation fee. Camping costs start at $18 nightly for state residents, $23 out-of-state. Vehicle sticker required: $28 annually (in-state), $8 daily • Showers, flush toilets, hiking, horse riding and biking (including 8 miles of single-track) trails. Seven lakes, a sandy swimming beach, picnic areas, nature center. Teepee available for rental. Contact DNR at 888-947-2757 or wisconsinstateparks.reserveamerica.com

Lincoln County For maps, reservations and more information, contact the Lincoln Co. Forestry Dept. at 715-539-1034 or co.lincoln. wi.us, under Forestry, Land & Parks department. Otter Lake Southeast of Tomahawk. Take Hwy. 51 15 miles past Merrill, then CTH S east 4 miles to Stevenson, follow signs • Sites: 25 rustic camp sites. First come, first served • Fees: $15/night • Beach, nature trail around lake, boat landing (nonmotorized only), picnic area, toilets Camp New Wood County Park On Wisconsin River. Take Hwy. 107 northwest of Merrill 10 miles • Sites: 7 primitive, non-reservable • Fees: $15/night • Entrance to Ice Age Trail, water pump, playground, primitive bathrooms, boat landing, two shelters Lincoln County Forests System covers more than 100,000 acres. Camping is not allowed at High Lake, Fox Lake, Morraine Lake, Henson Lake, Kordick Lake • Fees: Free for no more than 14 days. Call to let them know you’re there, as some places are remote • Camping, mountain biking, hiking & fishing. Maps available

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Underdown Recreation Area In the southern part of the Harrison Hills Forest Unit, 13 miles north of Merrill. Take CTH K north of Merrill to CTH H, then east to Copper Lake Road • Sites: 11 rustic campsites large enough to accommodate trucks with horse trailers • Fees: $5 daily user, or summer/fall season passes $15 at the Forestry office. No pass required for children under 16. Camping $15 per night • On the Ice Age Trail with several kettle lakes, boat landing, lots of trails for horseback, mountain bike & hiking trails, toilets and water pump Council Grounds State Park Hwy. 107 2 miles northwest of Merrill • Sites: 55 • Fee: $9.65 reservation fee. Camping costs start at $15 nightly for state residents, $23 out-of-state. State park vehicle sticker required: $28 annually (in-state), $8 daily • Showers, flush toilets, boat landing and hiking area on scenic shores of Wisconsin River. Outdoor group camp available. Minimum stay of two nights. 715536-8773, dnr.wi.gov or reserveamerica.com Northern Highland American Legion State Forest White sand beaches, fishing lakes, quiet lakes, bike trails and hundreds of family-friendly camping sites just north of Minocqua in this 232,000-acre system. For general information, try dnr.wi.gov/topic/stateforests For maps, details and reservations, go to reserveamerica.com/usa/wi/nor1 Remember, as you navigate these websites, that the forest is divided into two sections: Crystal Lake Area and Clear Lake Area

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Find more than 200 of the forest’s reservable campsites at 877-444-6777 between 7 am and 9 pm, or wisconsinstateparks.reserveamerica.com, or recreation.gov. The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Wisconsin has more than 900 sites across 47 campgrounds, plus hundreds of other individual sites on a first-come, first-served basis. Good details on campsites and specific areas at fs.usda.gov/cnnf. Click on “Camping” quick link icon for a listing of sites and their surroundings, divided by district. There are directions and helpful descriptions of the campsites, but first-time visitors need a map. For other information and to order maps, contact the U.S. Forest Service’s Rhinelander office at 500 Hanson Lake Road, Rhinelander. 715-362-1300. 


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Two locations, rentals available at both: 106 E. Wausau Ave., Wausau, 715-845-3483 Downtown Stevens Point, 715-344-3483 divepointscuba.com • 14.5-foot size and under recreational kayaks and stand up paddleboards: $18.96/half day, $28.44 overnight, $14 additional day, $37.50 short weekend special (Saturday thru Monday morning), $42.50 long weekend special (Friday thru Monday morning) • Larger recreational and day-touring (including touring and tandem): $23.70 half-day, $33.18 first day, $16 additional day, $42.50 short weekend, $47.50 long weekend • Whitewater kayaks (prior experience necessary): $33.18 day rental, $60 weekend (Sat. am to Sun. 4 pm) • Also offers kayaking classes and lessons for all ages and skill levels. For details visit website.

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Tiki Beach Bar & Grill

1126 CTH DB, south of Mosinee on Lake Dubay 715-341-2232, tikibeachllc.com. Open daily. • Paddleboard and kayak rentals: $15 for one hour, $20 two hours, $35 three hours. Life jackets included

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Nature Trek Rentals, Stevens Point

Iverson Park, 715-254-0247 naturetrekrentals.net Find them right on the charming, very clean Plover River, and along the Green Circle Trail— which means you could do an entire bike and river day. Plus they offer shuttles so you don’t have to worry about driving back and forth to drop-pickup locations. Offers river tubes, canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, paddleboards, tents, mountain and road bikes, tandems and recumbents. They also have jogging strollers and tow-behind kiddy trailers for bikes. Nonprofits doing a group excursion get a discount. Standard rate examples: • Canoe: $30 for 2 hours with shuttle includes 2 paddles and 2 life vests • Stand up paddleboards: $10/hour, includes life vest and paddle • Kayak rental: $25 for 2 hours, $30 double size; includes vests, paddles and shuttles. See website for longer rentals of canoes or kayaks. • Tubing: $10 for 2 hours, $15 for 4 hours; includes life vest and transport within Portage Co. • Bicycle rental: Rates vary by type, starting at $10/hour or $7.50 for children. Prices descend as you rent more hours. Tandem, recumbent and touring bikes $20 first hour, $30 for two hours, $40 four hours, $50 for 8 hours, $60 for 24 hours • Tents: Two-person $15/day, includes sleeping bags, cooler and chairs.

Golden Hawk Canoes

121 N. Valley St., Merrill, 715-536-4488 goldenhawkcanoes.com Located on the Wisconsin River, it offers four sizes of canoe rentals on a first come, first serve basis for those 18+. Dock with Wisconsin River access so you can get on the river right away. Rentals include paddles. • Half day $15, overnight $25, additional day $12.50


UW-Stevens Point Outdoor Rentals

Lower level of Health and Enhancement Center, 2050 Fourth Ave. Uwsp.edu/centers/hec, 715-346-4441 Allows students and non-students to rent reasonable priced outdoor equipment. Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri. 9 am-1 pm Tues. & Thurs. by appointment 9 am-2 pm, call 715-346-4441 or 715-340-0516. Prices listed here are general public rates. Students receive discounts. • Canoes, single kayaks, tandem kayaks, standup paddleboards: $32/day, $51 for 3 days, $80/week. • Canoe trailers: $37/day, $58 for 3 days, $95/week • General camping equipment, such as sleeping bags, pads, tents of various sizes, cook kits and backpacks, also available • Disc golf baskets: $16/day, $27 for 3 days, $43/week • Yard games including giant Jenga, Bocce Ball, Spikeball, Bag toss and more available $11/day, $16 for 3 days, $22/week

Council Grounds State Park

1.5 miles northwest of Merrill on Hwy. 107 715-536-8773, dnr.wi.gov First-come, first-served rentals of kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and a handicappedaccessible kayak. Rentals are for the day in 4 or 8 hour increments and must be returned prior to sunset. • Single kayak and paddleboards: $17 half day, $25 full day • Tandem kayaks or canoes: $20 half day, $30 full day

SUP The Rapids

715-570-2989 • suptherapidsllc.com Located on the Wisconsin River in Wisconsin Rapids, it offers stand-up paddleboard classes, tours and lessons, as well as rentals. They deliver and pick-up boards from the site of your choice within 15 miles of the Wisconsin Rapids area. Classes usually start on the river just south of the Grand Avenue Bridge. • Stand-up paddleboard rental: $20/hour, $30 for 3 hours, $50 for 8 hours, $60 for 24 hours, $150 for 3 days. Rentals include stand-up paddleboard, an adjustable carbon fiber paddle, and a life jacket • Classes start at $20; Historic River Tours start at $30 • See website for class and tour descriptions, or contact Kim for custom classes or group outings.

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Big air, big fun Sylvan Hill puts Wausau on the mountain biking map BY MATT GARDNER

Bob Dunahee didn’t have grand

expectations about the Sylvan Hill Park mountain biking course when he and his family moved into a new home adjacent to it on the northeast side of Wausau. He manages this new trail for the Central Wisconsin Offroad Cycling Coalition (CWOCC), and the Dunahees relocated in 2016, when the hilly course was in the early stages of construction. As Dunahee puts it, “I just thought this was going to be a cool place for some of us locals to ride at.” But Dunahee was floored by what happened after the mountain biking course opened Aug. 30, 2017: The neighborhood was full of people. The Sylvan Hill Park area usually was a quiet spot in summer and fall, and bustled mostly in winter when the tubing hill opens. Suddenly the neighborhood was full of people, sometimes hundreds per day to ride at the bike park. People from all over the Midwest have come to try Sylvan’s new trails, which will see its first full season this year. Dunahee ran into groups from Milwaukee, Upper Michigan and the Twin Cities. CWOCC’s followers on Facebook rose by about 33% between July and September last year, says president Jahn Martin. The trails attract riders of all ages. Dunahee says he would often see a group of older men in their 60s meet up for morning rides. Dunahee’s 14-year-old son, who had never liked mountain biking before, got in on the action. “It’s taken off way more than I would have ever thought,” Dunahee says.

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The idea behind of the Sylvan Hill bike park was pretty simple: Create world-class downhill mountain biking trails in an urban park and people will come. A lot of people, as it turns out. The park makes do with a modest 150-foot elevation drop, packing four trails of various difficulty into a small area. It was a perfect publicprivate collaboration: The city of Wausau contributed $40,000 to the project (and allowed it on existing parkland) and CWOCC raised nearly $170,000 from area businesses and foundations. Rock Solid Trail Contracting—a professional outfit known nationwide for its progressive designs—planned and constructed the course. As an avid mountain biker myself who travels near and far to hit trails around the U.S., trust me when I say that the Sylvan Hill course isn’t for the faint of heart. You need a sturdy bike built to handle rocks and jumps. Make sure the brakes work, wear a helmet, and be prepared to fly at speeds of 25 mph through the woods—and that’s the easy loop!

The four trails progress in difficulty levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced and expert. The green beginner trail is a long loop around the perimeter. The three shorter but more difficult and generally faster (steeper) runs have “filter” features at the top so riders can gauge the trail and their own comfort level. For example, the filter feature on the expert trail, Fish Hook, is a 10-foot tall jump that can send you 25 feet through the air. If you can’t navigate the opening jump, you shouldn’t be riding that trail, says Martin. When you’re on the trails, be ready for tabletop jumps for catching air, large turns you can build speed on, and rock features you can roll over. Once you reach the bottom (near the park’s chalet on Sylvan Street), get your lungs ready for the climb back to the top of the course, located at the end of Coates Lane behind Horace Mann Middle School, off Sell Street. At the top trailhead of the bike park, you can practice in the skills area, which includes some rock continues on 26

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features and wooden bridges, and on the pump track where you ride through rollers and curves. What surprised both Dunahee and Martin is that most of the injuries during the opening season at Sylvan Hill occurred on the intermediate trail, Bad Rabbit. A tabletop jump near the bottom was sending bikers too into the air too vertically. Martin says CWOCC reworked that particular jump last year to fix the issue. Just like on a ski hill, there are injuries. A few riders broke their wrists. Someone broke a leg. Dunahee says his own son broke his collarbone on the advanced trail. Injuries at Sylvan Hill generally are caused by bikers getting in over their heads. “People who got injured were going too fast. Every jump line has its own personality and you have to know how fast you’re going,” Dunahee says. “With Bad Rabbit,

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you have a lot of newer riders on it who are trying out something other than the easy loop, so there’s going to be more crashes.” Its design and varying levels of difficulty make the Sylvan Hill bike park a world-class level course—certainly one that out-of-town mountain bikers will travel to, and one that’s already turning locals into aficionados of the sport. For the 2018 season at least, the trails can be used free of charge. It’s common, of course, for all kinds of recreational trails to require fees, and the idea had been kicked around to charge for Sylvan Hill. That possibility will be readdressed at a later date. “We don’t want people to drive here from a few hours and have to pay a fee to ride the trails,” Martin says. “We really want everyone to ride here and have fun. Sylvan is a blast.”


CWOCC plans more trails around the Wausau area CWOCC announced in 2013 that it was shooting to make Wausau an International Mountain Biking Association certified ride center. This prestigious label has been given to only a handful of areas throughout the world. CWOCC is nowhere near finalizing enough attractions to

officially apply for that designation, but it’s making progress. Later this summer or fall, the organization will finish the Ringle trails, located near the Marathon County landfill property outside of Hatley. When complete, this new trail will offer 11 miles of easy to intermediate level

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riding, most of it created by professional builder FlowTrack Mountain Bike Trails. (Access the trailhead off Hwy. 29, at the big sign for the landfill). CWOCC will have more than 70 miles of trails it manages in the north central Wisconsin area once the Ringle trails are done and the organization has plans for even more in the near future. Martin says CWOCC already has a design plan ready for phase 2 of Sylvan Hill, and has received positive feedback for the project from Wausau city staff. Phase 2 calls for the addition of two more trails between the expert and easy loops. The new trails could be more technical than the current trails, featuring lots of rocks and some jump lines with bypasses going around them for those who don’t want to hit the jumps. That’s up in the air right now because the main driver of CWOCC’s projects is money. Some of the foundations CWOCC works with to secure funding have asked for data on how many users Sylvan Hill has seen, but Martin says he couldn’t provide that because it only open for less than three months. “It might be better to get two years of user data for Sylvan and then come back and look at phase 2,” Martin says. The crown jewel of CWOCC’s future plans could be the Brokaw trail system. The county owns an 80-acre parcel near Brokaw off CTH WW and already has plans for bike trails there. You can pack only about 4–5 miles of trails in 80 acres, Martin says. “Even then, you’re cutting it really close. Some trails are going to be right on top of each other.” However, a larger trail development is possible. Private land adjacent to the planned trails could open up for public use. “If we get permission to build on there, that would be sweet,” Martin says.  See the Central Wisconsin Offroad Cycling Coalition’s website at cwocc.org for trail guides to Wausau-area mountain biking, plus news and events for membership bikers. For example, there’s a 7-week youth rider program on Thursday nights starting June 7, and a women’s mountain bike skills weekend at Nine Mile Forest June 29-July 1.

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HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU For hiking, biking, or just dorking around in the wild, central Wisconsin has miles of paths for any fitness level. Here are some of our favorites.

The charming Cedar Creek Trail takes you along the Wisconsin River and across bridges

Cedar Creek Trail, Rothschild

Easily the most scenic and pleasant ride in the area, this winding trail offers close views of the Wisconsin River. Pedal through forests, meadows and a red covered railroad bridge perfect for pictures. Tips: The best place to start is behind Stoney Creek Inn, or at the bike/ped bridge that crosses the Wisconsin River. The path starts and ends at Military Road, two blocks from the River Street Park. There, you’ll also find the bridge crossing the river. Park at the River Street Park next to the bridge, or in the south end of the Cedar Creek Mall parking lot. Not tired yet? Head on to the next trail on our list.

Cedar Creek Trail Rib Mountain

When you reach the west end of the Wisconsin River bike/ped bridge, you’re entering Rib Mountain, and will take a ride over Hwy. 29 on Sunrise Drive. Tips: Sunrise Drive becomes Lakeshore Drive, which then becomes Lilac Avenue, where you’ll find a striped shoulder for bikes. If you want to avoid being so close to the noisy highway, wind through the neighborhood’s tree-lined residential streets. Treat yourself to a job well done at Briq’s Soft Serve, or continue on residential streets to Bluegill Bay Park for a picnic.

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Rib Mountain Hwy 51/29 trail This dedicated bike/ped route is part boardwalk, part paved pathway, and winds you through the wetlands behind the big box stores on Rib Mountain Drive, running parallel to Hwy. 51/29. It’s not long, but connects via a tunnel to the miles-long, paved bike/ped trail along CTH R. Tips: Find the north trailhead at the end of Eagle Avenue (behind Barnes & Noble). Bike about a mile and you’ll come to the tunnel.

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Eau Claire River Trail, Weston

Explore some of the area’s most beautiful woods, river shoreline, wildflower meadows and small boardwalk bridges over streams and river channels. Because the paths are mostly flat with gentle slopes, this is a good choice for families. Two blocks away, on Ryan Street, you’ll connect with the Mountain Bay Trail. Tips: Best parking is on Ryan Street, just north of Schofield Avenue. There’s also limited parking at the east end of Thomas Avenue for access to the mid-point of this trail.

Mountain-Bay Trail, Weston

Stronger riders will find plenty of challenges here. Try heading east toward Ringle, but be sure to turn around eventually or you’ll end up in Green Bay. Because it’s on an old railroad bed, it’s dead flat and completely off road. For the best scenery, commit to the trail beyond Hatley (or maybe start there) because this is where you’ll ride past Norrie Lake, cross streams, and pass the Mountain Bay Bar & Grill in Eland.

Green Circle Trail, Stevens Point

You can make an entire day of exploring on this 26-mile urban, yet scenic hiking and biking trail that loops around the city and past several parks, nature areas, rivers, and the charming outdoor sculpture garden. The main loop is divided into 15 sections (Plover River Trail, Iverson Park Trail, University Trail at Schmeeckle Reserve, etc.) It’s mostly dedicated, off-road paths, but there are points where you’ll take a sidewalk or shoulder of a street, especially when connecting with other segments. Tips: Find easy to read maps at GreenCircleTrail.org. The main trailhead with information daily 8 am–5 pm is found at Schmeeckle Reserve, on North Point Drive just east of Sentry Insurance. Find the Sculpture Park—you won’t regret it—at Zenoff Park.

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Several of these are lesser-known parks and pathways—break out of your comfort zone! Some areas are fairly remote, so pack enough water and a fully charged cell phone for safety.

Big Eau Pleine Park

West of Mosinee, 18 miles southwest of Wausau. Hwy. 153 west from Mosinee to Eau Pleine Park Road. Turn south and go 3.5 miles • A developed wilderness trail system provides nine miles of shoreline and forest access paths on this peninsula in the river. Good family hiking and biking, as the trails take you through a couple of picnic and beach areas. Wilderness, kind of, but not remote, with a main road that goes straight through the middle of the park. Plenty of space for a full day’s outing.

Dells of the Eau Claire

Eastern Marathon County, 15 miles east of Wausau on CTH Y • There’s a sandy beach for swimming in a calm spot of the Eau Claire River, a path that takes you down next to the rocky rapids and then to the dramatic dells. But don’t stop there. Twenty-four trail segments span the 190-acre park. The Ice Age Trail enters the park from the southwest corner and leaves the north side at CTH Y.

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Cherokee Park

About 30 miles west of Wausau, near Colby. South of Hwy. 29, on CTH N near CTH F • A hiking trail along the edge of the boulder-strewn Big Eau Pleine River provides access to the west and south shoreline and opens to the natural history area to the north of the park. Approximately 1.2 miles of trails are waiting to be explored. Great river scenery with rapids, big rocks as well as shallow, sandy calm areas. One of the original keystones of the county park system developed in the early 1900s, Cherokee Park is one of the prettiest places in Central Wisconsin. Picnic area, shelters, toilet and children’s playground.

George W. Mead Wildlife Refuge

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Southwestern Marathon County, on CTH S • Near the headwaters of the Little Eau Pleine River, this state-managed area contains more than 33,000 acres of wetlands, forests and grasslands, along with 70 miles of hiking trails (including a boardwalk) and seven miles of bicycle trails. Birds here are as varied as the habitat, with at least 267 species known to inhabit or migrate through the Mead each year. Osprey and bald eagles are known to nest here as well. The beautiful visitors center with an outdoor amphitheater hosts nature programs. MeadWildlife.org.

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Rib Mountain State Park

Enter off Rib Mountain Drive near CTH R • Okay, we all know about Rib Mountain, But seriously, there’s no surprise that this locale is near the top of our list of the best scenic places to explore. Whether you’re in the mood for an ambitious hike or just want to have a picnic with a panoramic view, this park has it all. There’s an enclosed 2,000-square-foot three-season shelter.

Town of Rib Mountain, Marathon County. Hwy. 51 to CTH N, west on N to Red Bud Road • Though best known for its cross-country skiing, the forest trails also make for excellent hiking and great mountain biking through nearly 5,000 acres of woods and wetlands and even over a few streams. The best “deep woods” experience this close to the Wausau metro area.

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Lincoln County, east of Tomahawk. About 15 miles north of Merrill, take CTH S east off Hwy. 51, then to Stevenson Road, follow signs • This part of the county’s forest system is found in the Harrison Hills area. The lake itself is beautifully clear with a beach perfect for swimming, plenty of natural trails and rustic camping nearby.

The Ice Age Trail

This 1,200-mile footpath highlights the glacial remnants in Wisconsin as it winds through some of the state’s most beautiful natural areas. Within a few miles of parking in most segments, you’ll comes across pristine forest streams and lakes, meadows and historic sites. Entirely within the state, this jewel is one of only eleven National Scenic Trails nationwide. Most segments have two or three roadside parking areas, so you can choose what parts to hike for shorter excursions. Biking is NOT permitted. Go to IceAgeTrail.org for current information, online informational maps, and to order a detailed printed map, which is a must for long hikes, especially in Lincoln County where the trail winds through remote forests. 

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KIDS CALENDAR A guide to the events and programs especially for kids, teens and families, around Wausau and central Wisconsin.

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June

Kids Walk Wisconsin · Fri. 6/1, Pfiffner Park, Stevens Point. 1.3 or 2.6 mile walk along Wis. River. Coordinated by Central Wis. Children’s Museum. 6 pm. $5 per child, $10 max family. Register: activeportagecounty.com Walk Wisconsin · Sat. 6/2, Pfiffner Park, Stevens Point. Full, half and quarter marathon walks. Picnic and live entertainment after at bandshell, 2-6 pm. Full marathon walk 7 am; half 11 am, quarter 12:30 pm. $35. Register: activeportagecounty.com Holy Name SummerFun · Fri.-Sun. 6/1-3, Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Wausau. Food, games, raffle, country store. Live Music: Frontier Fri. 7 pm; The Third Wheels Sat. 8 pm; Brian Brueggen & The Mississippi and Valley Dutchment & New Generation alternating Sun. starting 11:30 am. Fest open Fri. 4-11 pm; Sat. 3-11 pm; Sun. 11 am-5:30 pm. 715-842-4543 Simply Human, Too · Fri.-Sat. 6/1-2, Wausau Community Theatre, Schofield. Original theater pieces written and performed by youth of Proud Theater Wausau. 7 pm. $10 adults, $5 students. On Facebook. Make a Paper Flower Garden · Fri. 6/1, Marathon Co. Library, Athens. 1 pm. 715-357-7292 Movies in the Park Portage Co.: Big Hero 6 · Fri. 6/1, Pfiffner Park, Stevens Point. Free root beer and popcorn. Kids activities start 6 pm, movie at dusk. Free. wisconsineci.org Dinosaurs · Fri. 6/1, Planetarium, Wausau West High School. See dinosaurs and asteroids. 6 pm. $5 adult, $4 youth and senior. Reserve: wausauspace.org Outside the Lines Family Coloring Party · Sat. 6/2, Marathon Co. Library, Hatley. For kids and adults. 10 am. 715-446-3537 Pooch Parade Pet Costume Contest · Sat. 6/2, Central Wis. Convention Center, Rothschild. Photo booth, K-9 demo, games, activities, pet costume contest. Register pet by 2:30 pm. 1-4 pm • Critters & Blues with cash bar and live music by Michael Murphy and the MOB, Bobby Blue Tortured Soul, and Marty Frei starting at 5 pm. Free admission. Radwisconsin.org American Girl Themed Garden Party · Sat. 6/2, Yawkey House Museum, Wausau. Children and special doll enjoy old-fashioned garden party with treats, craft project. 1-3 pm. $10. Register: 715-842-5750 Little Olympics · Sat. 6/2, DC Everest Stiehm Stadium, Schofield. Ages 5-12 compete in up to three events including baseball throw, long jump, shot put, hurdles, 60, 100, 200, and 400 meter dashes, 800 and 1500 meter runs. Register on site at 8 am. Free. kiwaniswausau.com Run for Their Lives 5K · Sat. 6/2, Immanuel Baptist Church, Wausau. 5K with separate starting lane for runners with dogs and kids activities. Benefits Humane Society of Marathon Co. 7-11 am. $35. Register: active.com Classic Car Workshop · Sat. 6/2, Home Depot, Wausau. Parent and child build vintage GM-style wooden car. 9 am-noon. Free. Register: homedepot.com/workshops Weston Aquatic Center Opens · Sat. 6/2. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11 am-7:45 pm; Sun. 1-7:45 pm. $4 adult and youth, $2 senior and all ages after 6 pm. westonwi.gov Art Park Open Studio · Sat. 6/2, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. All ages drop in to create repurposed wire sculptures. 1-3 pm. 715-845-7010

▲ Wausau’s “Mammoth Hunter” Sean Sullivan leads a class on recreating and using cave paint during College for Kids at the UW-Marathon County, beginning June 18 Splash Pad Opens Sat. 6/2, Marathon Park, Wausau. Closed 6/3-7 and 7/31-8/6. For young children ages 10 & under accompanied by adult. Open noon-7 pm. $1, free infants under 1 with paying adult. 715-261-1550 Walk for Wags · Sun. 6/3, Pfiffner Pioneer Park, Stevens Point. 1.5 mile walk with dogs with pat fashion contest, games, vendors, music and more. 10:30 am registration, 11 am walk. $50. Register: hspcwi.org Family Relay & Youth Triathlon · Sun. 6/3, Aspirus YMCA, Weston. Relay for ages 5+ of 2-3 person teams with at least one adult and one child. 100 yard swim, 3.5 mile bike ride, 1/2 mile run. Full triathlon for ages 7-12 with 50 yard swim, 2 mile bike and half mile run. 7:30 am. Relay $30 team; triathlon $15/child. Woodsonymca.com

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June Dairy Breakfast · Sun. 6/3, Jim and Carol Buneklman, 6470 Mason Rd., Athens. Farm tours, exhibits, cheese, food, 5K run/walk. 8 am-12:30 pm. marathonppa.org Y Splash: Free Water Safety Course · Mon.-Thurs. 6/4-7, Stevens Point YMCA. Beach, boating and pool safety skills for ages 3-12. 30 minute course for ages 3-5 and 40 minute course ages 6-12. Courses start at 4:15 pm, 5 pm and 5:45 pm. Free. Registration required: 715-342-2980 Swing into Summer with the Superkids · Mon. 6/4, Jefferson Elementary School, Wausau. Wausau School District K-2 students make project, cook snack, learn about healthy choices, more. 5:30-7:30 pm. meswanso@wausauschools.org


Child Screenings · Mon. 6/4, G.D. Jones Elementary, Wausau. Families learn level of child’s development and available services. For children 0-5 years living in Wausau School District. 9 am–4 pm. Request screening: wausauschools.org, or call 715-848-4580 for ages 0-3 or 715-261-0265 for ages 3-5 Chasing the Ghost Particle: From the South Pole to the Edge of the Universe · Mon. 6/4 & Wed. 6/6, UWSP Blocher Planetarium. Ghostly neutrinos give a look into exploding stars and black holes. 7:30 pm. 715-346-2139 LEGO Block Party · Tues. 6/5 & Fri.-Sat. 6/8-9, Marathon Co. Library. Create projects. Tues. Mosinee 3:30 pm; Fri. Marathon 1 pm; Sat. Rothschild. 11:30 am. 715-693-2144 Escape Room Family Adventure · Wed. 6/6, Marathon Co. Library, Edgar. Put problem-solving skills to the test in pop-up escape room. 5-7 pm. Register: 715-352-3155 Rainbow Fish Story Time · Thurs. 6/7, Marathon Co. Library, Marathon. stories, craft. 10:30 am. 715-443-2775 Rock Your Creative Side with Rocks · Thurs. 6/7, Marathon Co. Library, Mosinee. Decorate rocks with paint, sharpies, more. Noon. 715-693-2144 Hands-on Art · Thurs. 6/7, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Drop in to create repurposed-wire sculpture. 5:30-7 pm. 715-845-7010 Dinosaurs · Fri. 6/8, Planetarium, Wausau West High School. See dinosaurs and asteroids. 6 pm. $5 adult, $4 youth and senior. Reserve: wausauspace.org Rodeo Queens Read · Fri. 6/8, TB Scott Library, Merrill. Queens and candidates sign autographs with rodeo themed activities and a real horse!. 10 am. 715-536-7191 Wausau Pools Open Fri. 6/8. Open daily 1-7:50 pm. daily $3 adult, $2 seniors & youth, free under 1 with adult. Passes also available. 715-261-1550 River Pro Rodeo · Fri.-Sun. 6/8-10, Merrill Festival Grounds. Live music, tractor pull, rodeo performance, queen coronation, family day. $12 adults, $10 children. Schedule: Wrpr.rodeo St. Peter Parish Picnic · Sat.-Sun. 6/9-10, St. Peter’s Parish, Stevens Point. Family fun with games, live music, raffles, food and dancing. Sat. 2-10 pm; Sun. 11 am-6:30 pm. Schedule: stpeter.us World Oceans Day Story Time · Sat. 6/9, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Ocean story time, games, crafts, opportunity to touch and hold real live ocean creatures. 10:30 am. 715-261-7200 Family Garden Club · Sun. 6/10, Monk Botanical Gardens, Wausau. Play, learn and explore with new topic each month including gardening, wildlife, bugs, birds. Runs second Sun. of month. 2 pm. Free members, $2 per child, accompanying adults free. 715-261-6309 UWSP Swimming Stroke Camp · Sun.-Thurs. 6/10-14, UW-Stevens Point. Ages 8-18 focus on technique, conditioning, race strategy, teamwork. $495 resident, $425 commuter. Register: athletics.uwsp.edu UWSP Wrestling Camp · Sun.-Thurs. 6/10-14, UW-Stevens Point. Grades 6-12 learn technique, training practices. $360 resident, $255 commuter. Sun. noon-Thurs. 2 pm. Register: athletics.uwsp.edu Make It Real Manufacturing Camp for Girls · Mon.-Thurs. 6/11-14, Northcentral Tech College, Wausau. Ages 12-16 imagine, design, build. 8 am-2:30 pm. Ntc.edu/k12events Junior Golf Camp · Mon.-Fri. 6/11-15, Tribute Golf Course, Wausau. 30-min. lesson followed by three holes or more of golf. Age 6-8 group 1-2 pm; age 9-11 group 1:30-2:30 pm; age 12-14 group 2-3 pm. Friday Fun Day 11 am start. $20 for week. Limit 15 per group. Registration form on Facebook: Bunkers at Tribute Golf Course. 715-675-3663 UWSP Boys Basketball Instructional Camp · Sun.-Tues. 6/10-12, UW-Stevens Point. For grades 5-10. $240 resident, $205 commuter. Register: athletics.uwsp.edu Boys Basketball Camp · Mon.-Thurs. 6/11-14, Wausau East High School. Grades 3-6 improve skills and understanding of the game. 1-3 pm. $50 per child, $25 additional child. 715-261-0650

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@ the Woodson Art Museum Ages 5 – 12 Create animal sculptures inspired by Federico Uribe’s artwork.

Summer Art Sessions

Ages 5 – 8 Tuesday & Wednesday, July 10 – 11 9 am – Noon OR 1 – 4 pm Fee: $25 members, $35 non-members.

Ages 9 – 12 Thursday & Friday, July 13 – 14 9 am – Noon

Fee: $25 members, $35 non-members. Fee includes all supplies and materials.

Call the Museum at 715.845.7010 to register; scholarships available.

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▲ Note! Because of its summer touring programs, Colossal Fossils museum in Wausau Center Mall is open just three days this summer for walk-in regular viewing: 10 am-3 pm Saturday June 30, July 28 and Aug. 18. Special exhibit on display is Pterosaurs: The Flying Reptiles of the Dinosaur Era. See Colossalfossils.com for other program details. Girls Junior Olympic and Recreational Gymnastics Summer Camp · Mon.-Fri. 6/11-15, YMCA, Wausau. Ages 5+ work on vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise. 1-4 pm. $157 members, $177 non-members. woodsonymca.com, 715-845-2177 Endless Horizon · Mon. 6/11 & Wed. 6/13, UWSP Blocher Planetarium. Explore relationship between scientific discoveries, advances in science theory, technology breakthroughs, more. 7:30 pm. Free. 715-346-2139 Swimming Lessons Session I · Mon.-Fri. 6/11-29, Kaiser, Memorial or Schulenburg Pools, Wausau. Provided by Marathon Co. Parks. 10:10 or 11:05. Classes vary by level. Register: 715-261-1550, co.marathon.wi.us/parks Swimming Lessons · Mon.-Fri. 6/11-22, Weston Aquatic Center. Classes vary by skill level. 10-10:50 am. $25 residents, $30 non-residents. Westonwi.gov Family Storytime · Mon. 6/11, TB Scott Library, Merrill. Ages 3-5 build literacy skills through interactive stories, songs and crafts. 10 am. 715-536-7191 Family Tennis Lessons Session I · Mon., Tues. & Thurs. 6/11-28, Oak Island Courts, Wausau. Up to 4 family members ages 5+ with at least one adult learn together. 6-7:15 pm. $70 resident, $91 non-resident. 715-261-1550 Raptor Camp · Mondays 6/11-25, TB Scott Library, Merrill. For grades 3-5, Raptor Education Group provides awareness of wild birds, how we can help them locally and globally. Pre-registration required: 715-536-7191 Toddler Dance Party · Mon. 6/11, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Read stories and dance to music with scarves, bubbles and other fun props. 11 am. 715-261-7200 Machine Tool Technology Summer Camp · Mon.-Tues. 6/11-12, North Central Tech College, Wausau. Experience future career as a machinist with hands-on learning, traveling to area businesses. 8 am-4 pm. $20. Register: ntc.edu/k12events IT Summer Camp · Mon.-Thurs. 6/11-14, North Central Tech College, Wausau. Grades 7-12 learn fundamentals of user Interface, make app stand out through design, usability. 9:30 am-noon. $25. Register by 6/1: ntc.edu/k12events Singing Broadway & Film Favorites · Mon.-Fri. 6/11-15, Wausau Conservatory of Music. Grades 2-5 sing songs from movies and Broadway musicals. 1-3:30 pm. $120. Register: wausauconservatory.org Youth Football Camp · Mon.-Wed. 6/11-13, Wausau West High School. Grades 3-8 learn fundamentals while working with West Warrior HS players. 2-4:30 pm. $30. Register: jfoster@wausauschools.org, mtjohnson@wausauschools.org Cross Country Youth Running Camp · Mon.-Thurs. 6/1114, Wausau West track. Grades 4-9: running, activities, mentoring, warm-ups, advice, games. 2:30-4 pm. $30. Register: 715-261-0850, jmyers@wausauschools.org Make Your Own Musical Instruments · Mon. 6/11, Marathon Co. Library, Mosinee. Create instruments using craft sticks, rubber bands, more. 3 pm. 715-693-2144

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Family Storytime · Mon. 6/11, TB Scott Library, Merrill. Ages 3-5 build literacy skills through interactive stories, songs and crafts. 10 am. 715-536-7191 UWSP Youth Football Camp · Mon.-Wed. 6/11-13, Goerke Park Community Stadium, Stevens Point. Boys and girls in grades 3-6 receive skill instruction from coaches, players. 8:30-11:30 am. $50. Register: athletics.uwsp.edu Building Adventures · Mon. 6/11, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Build using Tinkertoys, Gears, LEGO, DUPLO blocks and more. 6 pm. 715-261-7200 Little Diggers Volleyball Camp · Mon.-Thurs. 6/11-14, Wausau West Field House. Develop skills, build confidence. Grades 7-9: 10:30 am-12:30 pm · Grades 4-7: 1-3 pm (grade 7 can attend either session). $45. Details, registration: cnewton@wausauschools.org Kindness Rocks: A Rock Painting Party · Tues. 6/12, Marathon Co. Library, Marathon. Paint positive quote to place around town for others. 11 am. 715-443-2775 Tots in the Gardens · Tues. 6/12, Monk Gardens, Wausau. Ages 3-5 adventure with nature using alphabet as a guide with crafts, activity and snacks. Runs second and fourth Tuesdays of month. 10 am. $2 members, $4 non-member, accompanying adults free. 715-261-6309 Minecraft Club · Tues. 6/12, TB Scott Library, Merrill. Grades 3-5 create and play. Noon. 715-536-7191 Paws to Read · Tues. 6/12 & Thurs. 6/14, Marathon Co. Libraries. Kids practice literacy skills by reading aloud to therapy dogs. Tues.: Rothschild branch, 6 pm · Thurs.: Wausau headquarters, 1 pm. 715-359-6208 Tom Pease · Tues. 6/12, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Children’s musician delights with humor, storytelling, songs. 10:30 am & 2 pm. Free. 715-261-7200 Nature’s Niche Animal Program · Wed. 6/13, Edgar Elementary and Marathon Co. Library, Athens. See live animals, learn about their habitats in our environment. Edgar 10:30 am; Athens 2 pm. 715-257-7292 It’s Potty Time · Wed. 6/13, Marathon Co. Family Resource Center, Wausau. Begin process and how to make toilet training a positive experience for everyone involved. 6-7:30 pm. Registration required: 715-845-6747 Wild Wednesday at the Zoo · Wed. 6/13, Wildwood Zoo, Marshfield. Featuring Remarkable Reptiles. Held rain or shine. 11–11:45 am or 1–1:45 pm. Free. 715-384-4642 Great Rondini Magic Show · Wed. 6/13, Marathon Co. Library, Spencer and Stratford. Magician joined by bunny. Spencer 10 am; Stratford 1:30 pm. 715-659-3996 American Girl Club · Wednesdays 6/13-27, TB Scott Library, Merrill. Grades 3-5 enjoy stories, crafts, games celebrating girl power. Noon. 715-536-7191 Summer Craft Day · Wed. 6/13, Marathon Co. Library, Mosinee. Kids and families make crafts based on popular children’s songs. 10 am. 715-693-2144 Boys and Girls Club Summer Kick off Party · Thurs. 6/14, Boys & Girls Club, Wausau. Get messy and wet with water games, food, prizes, more. 3-5 pm. bgclub.com


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Alice in Wonderland · Tuesdays June 26-Aug 14, Tommy O’s, Hazelhurst. No show 7/31. Musical based on the novel by Lewis Carroll. 11 am. $10, $5 children. Tommyosplayhouse.com Wausau City Tennis Camp · Weekly sessions June 11-Aug 10. Week-long, half-day camps taught in separate age groups. Ages 5-6: $24 residents, $29 non; Ages 7-17: $44 /$57. Details and schedule: 715-261-1550 Beginner/Intermediate ages 5-6, 11 am-noon Beginner ages 7-17, 8:15 am-noon; 9 am-noon or 1-4 pm Intermediate ages 7-17, 9 am-noon, or 1-4 pm Advanced ages 7-17, 9 am-noon, 12:45-4:30 or 1-4 pm Newman Catholic Schools Summer Camp · Mon.-Fri. 6/4-8/17, St. Therese, Schofield. Breakfast, lunch, snack included with field trips and swimming for extra cost. $188 full 4-5 day week, partial day/week prices available. Register: newmancatholicschools.com Family Yoga · Tuesdays & Thursdays thru 7/12 (no class week of 7/4), Marathon Park East Gate Hall, Wausau. For ages 6+, with adult. Bring mat. 6-7 pm. $67 family of four, $11 additional child or adult. 715-261-1550 Rib Mountain Summer Program · June 11-July 20: Mon-Thurs. sessions at Rib Mountain Elementary 9 amnoon, and South Mountain Elementary 1-4 pm, plus Fri. field trips. July 23-Aug 3: Mon-Thurs sessions at Rib Mountain Elementary morning and afternoon. For grades 1-6. Indoor-outdoor fun. One-time $75, field trips extra. Pre-register. townofribmountain.org, 715-571-2326 Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area · Summer programs run June 8-Aug 22 at the Wausau site on Second. St., Wausau. For grades 4-12. Free breakfast at 7:30 am, free lunch at noon. Swimming twice a week, games, art projects, more. Trips to Action City in Eau Claire 6/22, to Mt. Olypmus 7/31. Summer hours 6:45 am-5:30 pm. Summer at DC Everest Middle School, Weston June 18-July 20 (closed July 2-6), Mon.-Fri. 11:30 am5:30 pm. For DCE students grades 4-8. 715-845-2582. bgclub.com Wausau Schools Playground Group · June 11-Aug 3. Mon.-Fri. supervised program for grades K-4, staffed by college-age adults leading games, arts, crafts, more. One-time fee $35 resident, $44 other. Wausau Schools and Wausau Parks Dept. program, Register at 715-261-0581: John Marshall · Mondays & Wednesdays, 8:30 am-noon Grant · Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:30 am-noon Jefferson · Fridays, 8:30 am-4 pm PrinceLESS Movie Series · Thursdays June 21-Aug 30 (not 7/5), YWCA, Wausau. Girls watch a movie together about girls who save themselves! 6 pm. ywcawausau.org Youth Off-Road Bike Rider Devo · Thursdays June 7-July 26, Nine Mile Forest, Wausau. Central Wis. Offroad Cycling Coaltion program for ages 8-14 to foster love of mountain biking, with leadership and mentoring. Runs concurrently with adult group rides to enourage family biking. 6-7:30 pm. Free, with membership. Cwocc.org Trapp River Jr. Golf Program · Tuesdays June 12-Aug 14, Trapp River Golf Course, north of Wausau. Instruction, rules, etiquette, followed by golf play. Advance age 12-17: 8-11:45 am, play 9 holes; Age 8-11: 9:15 am-12:15 pm, play 6 holes; Ages 5-7: 10:30 am-12:15 pm, play one or three holes. $100/$90/$75 season, $15 per session. No program, 7/3. Details, register at trapprivergolf.com. Y Sluggerball · Tuesdays 6/26-8/7 (no games week of 7/4), Thom Field, Wausau. Young baseball players learn skills, throwing, catching, hitting and base running. 5:30-6:30 pm. $58/$43 members. Details: woodsonymca.com Ed-Zoo-cational Talks · Tues.-Fridays, June-Aug, Wildwood Zoo, Marshfield. Learn about different animal each day. Meet at animal exhibit or watch for locations. May be cancelled due to weather. 715-384-4642, ci.marshfield.wi.us. Tuesdays Kodiak Bears 11 am · Wednesdays Mystery Animal 12:15 pm · Thursdays Timber Wolves 11 am · Fridays Mountain Lions 11 am Achieve Center Chess Club · Fridays, Achieve Center, Wausau. Ages 7+ learn, coached by Chess Master Tracey Schindler. 4-5 pm. Free. 715-845-4900 Marathon Area Swim Association Events · Fun for ages 6-16. Foam Toy Fun Night · Fridays thru August, 5:30-7:30 pm. Noodle Night · Thursdays July 26-Aug. 30, 3-6:30 pm. Free members, $3 general. 715-443-3772 Marathon Co. Libraries Story Times · Recurring, weekly programs, 715-261-7220. • Family Story Time · 30-min. of stories, songs for all ages with guardian. Sat. 10:30 am, Wausau; Tues. 10:30 am Rothschild and Hatley, 10 am Athens; Thurs. 10:30 am Marathon City • Play & Learn Story Time · 90-min. of story, song, activities for all ages, with Family Resource Center. 715-845-6747. Tues. 10:30 am Athens; Wed. 10am Mosinee, 11:45am Stratford; Thurs. 10am Hatley • Preschool Story Time · Wed. & Thursdays, Wausau. 30-min. stories, songs, rhymes. 10:30 am • Tales for Tots · Tuesdays (not 6/5), Wausau. For ages 2–3 with adult. Books, songs, fingerplay. 10 & 10:30 am • Book Babies · Mondays (not 6/4), Wausau. 20-min. “lap sit” for babies to 2 years with adult with books, songs, developmental activities. 10 am. Play & Learn Playgroups · Thru Aug. Relax with others who have young children; activities for both parents & kids. Sessions 90 min. 715-845-6747. Tuesdays: at G.D. Jones School, Wausau: 2:30 pm thru June 12, 1 pm June 12 thru Aug. Machmueller Park, Weston, 10 am June 12-Aug. Athens Community Hall 10:30 am; Rothschild Library 10:30 am thru June 12 Wednesdays: Mosinee Library 10 am · Thursdays Edgar Village Hall 10 am, and Hatley Library 10 am Fridays Marathon Co. Library, Wausau, 9:30 am; 1st & 3rd Fri. Marathon Village Hall 10 am Wausau Children’s Museum, Wausau Center Mall. Open for play weekdays 9:30 am–2 pm, Sat. 10 am– 5 pm, Sun. 1 pm–5 pm. $3 children 1-13, free under 1 year and caregivers. 608-408-4668, wausauchildrensmuseum.org Central Wis. Children’s Museum · 1100 Main St. Downtown Stevens Point. Hands-on exhibits & activities for children and adults to explore together. $5 children & adults (1 & under free). Hours, Tues.–Fri. 9 am–4 pm; Thurs. 9 am-8 pm; Sat. 10 am–4 pm; Sun. noon–4 pm. 715-344-2003, cwchildrensmuseum.org

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June 18-22 • M-F 1-5 pm BUCKET DRUMMING CAMP (Entering grades 4-8)

June 18-22 • M-F 10-11:30 am CENTRAL WI PERSCUSSION ENSEMBLE (Entering grades 9-12) June 18-22 • M-F 12-2 pm KIDS ON KEYS: INTRO TO PIANO (Ages 5-7)

June 19-29 • M-Th CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CAMP (Entering grades 6-12)

July 9-13 • M-F 12:30-4:30 pm ROCK CAMP (Entering grades 6-12) July 16-20 • M-F 1-4 pm PIANO CAMP (Entering grades 5-9) July 23-27 • M-F 12:30-3:30 pm MUSICAL THEATRE VOCAL CAMP FOR TWEENS (Entering grades 5-8) July 30-August 3 • M-F 9 am-12:30 pm MUSICAL THEATRE VOICE CAMP (Entering grades 8-12)

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SLM and Support Divisions · Thurs. 6/14, State Park Speedway, Wausau. Optimists kids night with bike races. 4:30 fan gates open, 7 pm race begins. 715-212-9006, Stateparkspeedway.com Healthy Family Night · Thurs. 6/14, Central Wis. Children’s Museum, Stevens Point. Healthy meal with activity and program for the entire family. 5-8 pm. Dinner $3 per person, free under 2. Cwchildrensmuseum.org The Little Mermaid · Thurs.-Sat. 6/14-16, Grand Theater, Wausau. Wausau Community Theatre presents this musical based on the fairytale and animated Disney film. Thurs. 6:30 pm; Fri.-Sat. 7:30 pm; Sun. 2 pm. $22 adult, $18 college, senior and military, $14 youth ($3 more at door). Tickets at 715-842-0988, grandtheater.org Family Game Night · Thurs. 6/14, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Classic, new board games. 6 pm. 715-261-7200 Tail Waggin’ Tutor · Thurs. 6/14, TB Scott Library, Merrill. Join therapy dogs to read a special book. Noon. Pre-registration required: 715-536-7191 Story Time in the Garden · Thurs. 6/14, Yawkey House Gardens, Wausau. Vintage picture books, old-fashioned games and coloring. Rain location: Woodson History Center. 1:30 pm. Free. marathoncountyhistory.org UWSP Swimming Starts & Turns Camp · Thurs.-Sun. 6/1417, UW-Stevens Point. Ages 8-18 focus on technique, conditioning. $395. Register: athletics.uwsp.edu St. Anne Fest · Fri.-Sun. 6/15-17, St. Anne’s Church, Wausau. Live music, bingo, softball tournament, outdoor mass, food, family fun tent and more. 4 pm Fri.; 11:30 am Sat.-Sun. Schedule, details: stanneswausau.org/fest LEGO Block Party · Fri. 6/15, Marathon Co. Library, Marathon. Create projects. 1 pm. 715-443-2775 Summer Kickoff Weekend · Fri. 6/15 and Sun. 6/17. Fri. Oak Island Park, Wausau: Family fun with crafts, bounce house, face painting, outdoor movie, more. Free. 5-9 pm. Kids Fun Run 6 pm for ages 3+, with multiple races by age starting. 6 pm. $3, $5 per family. Register: wausauevents.org · Sun. 400 Block: Father’s Day Classic Car Show, Miss High Octane Pinup Contest, music by Carmen Lee & Tomorrow River Two. 10 am-3 pm. Free. Wausauevents.org Splash Into Safety · Sat. 6/16, Memorial Pool, Wausau. Family water safety fair, children receive free life jacket. Parents must accompany kids. 10 am-noon. Pre-registration required: 715-847-2380 School’s Out Family Night · Sat. 6/16, Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Wausau. Carnival games, clown, raffle, food 6-8 pm, Big Hero 6 outdoor movie 9 pm. Bring blankets, chairs. 715-842-4544 Babysitting Rocks! · Sat. 6/16, YWCA, Wausau. Ages 10+ learn to respond to emergencies, make decision under pressure, communication, more. 10 am-2 pm. $40. Register: ywcawausau.eventbrite.com Paws in the Park · Sat.-Sun. 6/16-17, Torpy Park, Minocqua. Dog agility demo, pet expo and Dock Dogs of Wisconsin. 9 am. Schedule, details: Minocqua.org Zoofest · Sat. 6/16, Wildwood Zoo, Marshfield. Hay rides, bounce houses, face painting and more. Proceeds benefit Wildwood Zoo. Details TBD. 715-384-4642 Wausaubicon · Sat. 6/16, Merrill Expo Center. Video gaming, tabletop gaming, cosplay parade, vendors, artists and more. $10, free ages 5 and under. 10 am-11 pm. wausaubicon.com UWSP Boys Basketball Offensive Skills Camp I · Sun.-Tues. 6/17-19, UW-Stevens Point. For grades 5-12. $240 resident, $205 commuter. Register: athletics.uwsp.edu UWSP Swimming Elite Axis Stroke Camp · Sun.-Thurs. 6/17-21, UW-Stevens Point. Ages 11-18 focus on fly & breast or free & back. $495 resident, $425 commuter. Register: athletics.uwsp.edu The Magic and Science of Jim Lenz · Mon. 6/18, Prairie River Middle School, Merrill. Comedy-science demonstration that baffles. 10 am. 715-536-7191

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▲ Great Rondini Magic Show with “World’s Cutest Bunny” perform at Marathon Co. library branches June 13, 26, 27, 28 Ultimate Party Games with Jim Lenz · Mon. 6/18, TB Scott Library, Merrill. Giant lawn games. 1 pm. 715-536-7191 Hubble Vision · Mon. 6/18 & Wed. 6/20, UWSP Blocher Planetarium. Discoveries of Hubble Space Telescope during decades in orbit. 7:30 pm. Free. 715-346-2139 Warrior Hoops Camp · Mon.-Thurs. 6/18-21, Wausau West Fieldhouse. Boys improve fundamental skills. Grades 7-9: 11 am-1 pm; grades 3-6: 1:30-3:30 pm; grades K-2: 3:454:45pm. $65 grades 3-9, $25 grades K-2, $20 per additional family member. Register: wausauwesthoops@gmail.com, 715-482-7909 Football Camp · Mon.-Wed. 6/18-20, Wausau East. For grades 4-8. 1:30-3:30 pm. $40. 715-261-0650 Boys & Girls Kinder Gymnastics Camp · Mon.-Wed. 6/1820, YMCA, Wausau. Ages 4-6 learn fundamentals, with strength development. No experience needed. 1-3 pm. $89/$78. Register: woodsonymca.com, 715-845-2177 Bucket Drumming Camp · Mon.-Fri. 6/18-22, Wausau Conservatory of Music. Grades 4-8 learn rhythms, basic skills on 5-gallon pails. 10-11:30 am. $99. Register: Wausauconservatory.org Central Wisconsin Percussion Camp · Mon.-Fri. 6/18-22, DC Everest High School. For percussion players in grades 9-12. Noon-2 pm. $49. Register: Wausauconservatory.org Middle Level Band Camp · Mon.-Fri. 6/18-22, Wausau Conservatory of Music. For grades 7-9 with Friday 5 pm concert. 1-5 pm. Register: Wausauconservatory.org Large Mask and Headdress Camp · Mon.-Fri. 6/18-28, Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau. Ages 12-15 make incredible large-scale masks and wearable art. 8:30 am-noon. $230. Register: cvawausau.org Girls Basketball Camp · Mon.-Thurs. 6/18-21, Wausau East. Grades 1-8 Instructed by Coach Waldovgel. 1-3 pm. $25. jboulngr@wausauschools.org Kids on Keys · Mon.-Fri. 6/18-29, Wausau Conservatory of Music. Piano instruction for ages 5-7 pm. Time arranged with instructor. $139. Register: Wausauconservatory.org College for Kids · Mon.-Fri. 6/18-22 and 6/25-29, UWMarathon Co., Wausau. Dozens of fun, educational classes for kids entering grades K-6. Examples include: The Science of Sports, Picasso-inspired abstract painting, sign language, Chinese, Spanish, Grossology science, fishing at Bluefill Bay Park, computer coding, make and use Primitive Paints, yoga, explore with Colossal Fossils, Model Rockets, Photoshop, and more. Most classes 8-9:45 am and 10:15 am-noon for the week. Fees vary from around $40-$80. Pick up the catalog at UWMC office, and at uwmc.uwc.edu/ce. 715-261-6294 Girl Power Camp: Indie Film Edition · Mon.-Fri. 6/18-22 and 6/25-29, UW-Marathon Co., Wausau. An extension of College for Kids: Girls age 8-13 learn about digital storytelling, make own documentary about inspiring woman in Wausau. 9 am-4 pm. Register: uwmc.uwc.edu/ce, 715-261-6294 Slide Into Summer · Tues. 6/19, Marathon Co. Library, Rothschild. Sing songs, play games, read summer tales and create a snail. 10:30 am. 715-359-620


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Sibling Celebration · Tues. 6/19, Ascension Saint Clare’s, Weston. Children 2-10 prepare for new role as sibling with music, stories and more. Take during last trimester. 6-7:30 pm. $10 per child. Registration required: healthcare.ascension.org/events Minecraft Club · Tues. 6/19, TB Scott Library, Merrill. Grades 3-5 play in same worlds. Noon. 715-536-7191 Family Fitness Fest · Tues. 6/19. Sponsored by Greenheck Field House and DC Everest. Details TBD. 715-551-1488 Paws to Read · Tues. 6/19 & Thurs. 6/21, Marathon Co. Library. Kids practice literacy skills by reading aloud to well-behaved therapy dogs. Tues.: Rothschild, 6 pm; Thurs.: Wausau, 1 pm. 715-359-6208 Zoozort · Tues. 6/19, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Hands-on, interactive program with live, wild animals. 10:30 am & 2 pm. 715-261-7200 Truly Remarkable Loon: Read Books and Juggle Everything Else · Tues.-Thurs. 6/19-21, Marathon Co. libraries. Family performer amazes with a show of juggling, comedy, some lessons too. Free. 715-261-7200 Tues.: Spencer 10 am, Hatley 2 pm Wed.: Athens 10 am, Stratford 1:30 pm Thurs.: Rothschild 11 am & 1:30 pm. Toddler Tuesday: Caboodle of Crafts · Tues. 6/19, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Ages 18 mos.-4 years share hands-on art projects inspired by Federico Uribe’s art. 10:30 am-noon. 715-845-7010 Youth Wrestling Camp · Tues.-Thurs. 6/19-21, Wausau West High School. Grades K-8 focus on takedowns, top breakdowns, pinning, bottom positions. 1-3 pm. $30. Register: wausauschools.org/e-_flyers UWSP Boys Basketball Shooting Camp I · Wed.-Thurs. 6/20-21, UW-Stevens Point. For grades 5-12. $145. Register: athletics.uwsp.edu Art 101: Faust Serigraphs · Wed. 6/20, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Ages 13+ learn about the process from curator Jane Weinke. 12:15-1 pm. 715-845-7010 Wild Wednesday at the Zoo · Wed. 6/20, Wildwood Zoo, Marshfield. Featuring Marshfield K-9 Unit. Held rain or shine. 11–11:45 am or 1–1:45 pm. Free. 715-384-4642 Farm to Table Summer Camp · Wed. 6/20, North Central Tech College Ag Center, Wausau. Grades 6-8 learn about a dairy farm, with equipment demos, ice cream making. 8:30 am-3:30 pm. $10. Register: ntc.edu/k12events Shake, Shimmy and Dance! Family Story Time · Wed. 6/20, Marathon Co. Library, Rothschild. Stories lead to movement, dance with music. 10:30 am. 715-359-6208 Safe Sitter · Wed. 6/20, Ascension St. Clare’s, Weston. Grades 6-8 learn to be safe when home alone, watching siblings or babysitting. Bring bag lunch. 8 am-1 pm. $50. Registration required: healthcare.ascension.org/events UWSP Girls Basketball Camp I · Wed.-Fri. 6/20-22, UWStevens Point. Offensive and defensive skill development for girls going in grades 6-9. 12:45 Wed.-Noon Fri. $240 resident, $205 commuter. Register: athletics.uwsp.edu Summer Craft Day · Wed. 6/20, Marathon Co. Library, Marathon. Kids and families make crafts based on popular children’s songs. 11 am. 715-443-2775 Tail Waggin’ Tutor · Thurs. 6/21, TB Scott Library, Merrill. Join therapy dogs to read a special book. Noon. Pre-registration required: 715-536-7191 Marketplace Thursdays: Yoga and Patchouli · Thurs. 6/21, 400 Block, Wausau. Family-friendly music by folk-pop duo 10-11:30 am, yoga by 5 Koshas noon-1 pm. Farmers market 9 am-2 pm. wausauevents.org UWSP Swimming Sprint Camp · Thurs.-Sun. 6/21-24, UW-Stevens Point. Ages 11-18 focus on technique, conditioning, more. $395. Register: athletics.uwsp.edu LEGO Block Party · Fri.-Sat. 6/22-23, Marathon Co. Library branches. Make creative projects. Fri. in Marathon City 1 pm; Sat. in Wausau 1:30 pm. 715-261-7200 I Wanna Rock! · Fri. 6/22, Marathon Co. Library, Marathon. Decorate cardboard guitar. 11 am-2 pm. 715-443-2775

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Vintage Board Game Night · Fri. 6/22, Woodson History Center, Wausau. 100+ games available, play one provided, or bring own to share. Popcorn provided. 7-10 pm. Free. 715-842-5750, marathoncountyhistory.org Sound Stations · Fri. 6/22, Marathon Co. Library, Rothschild. Rain sticks, games, rubber band guitars. 2 pm. 715-359-6208 Movie Under the Stars · Fri. 6/22, Towering Pines Park, Kronenwetter. Concessions available, bring blanket, lawn chair. Movie at dusk. Free. kronenwetter.org Screen-Printing with Artist Anne Senechal Faust · Fri.-Sun. 6/22-24, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Teens and adults join artist Anne Senechal Faust to create original, two-color serigraphs. Fri. 4-7 pm; Sat.-Sun. 10 am-4 pm. $85 members, $100 general. Must register: 715-845-7010 Event in Bevent · Sat.-Sun. 6/23-24, St. Ladislaus Parish, Bevent. Music, food, games, bounce houses, raffle, more. Sat. 5 pm-midnight; Sun. 10 am-8 pm. 715-446-3060 UWSP Pole Vaulting Camp · Sat.-Tues. 6/23-26, UWStevens Point. Grades 6-12: pole vaulting, gymnastics, rope vaulting, ring vaulting and more. $395 commuters, $510 resident. Register by 6/6: athletics.uwsp.edu Dog-Gone Pool Party · Sun. 6/24, Marathon Park Splash Pad, Wausau. 2 dogs per adult, collar or harness, proof of current vaccinations required. $5, free 12 and under with paid adult. 715-261-1550 Winged Wonders · Sun. 6/24, Mead Wildlife, Milladore. Learning activities, presentation on butterflies at 12:30 pm, interactive displays, children activities, crafts, scavenger hunt. 11 am-2 pm. Free. meadwildlife.org Legally Blonde the Musical Jr. · Sun.-Tues. 6/24-26, UWMarathon Co. Center for Civic Engagement, Wausau. Fun, upbeat adaptation of the hit film and award-winning Broadway musical presented by Central Wis. Children’s Theatre. 7 pm; Mon. 2 pm. $15 adults, $12 youth and seniors. mycwt.org, 715-842-4416 Camp COFAC · Sun.-Sat. 6/24-30, UW-Stevens Point. Grades 9-12 and graduating seniors spend a week of intensitve focus on music, studio art, art of film or visual production. Costs vary, commuter and resident options. Register, details: UWSP.edu/cofac/FineArtsCamp LEGO Block Party · Mon. 6/25, Marathon Co. Library, Hatley. Make creative projects. 3 pm. 715-261-7200 Girls Volleyball Camp · Mon.-Thurs. 6/25-28, Wausau East High. Grades 4-6 improve skills in serving, setting, hitting, team play. 4-6 pm. $50. coachfisher34@gmail.com Space Camp · Mon.-Thurs. 6/25-28, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Grades 3-5 learn about the solar system, stars, possibility of aliens (!) with experiments, crafts. 1-3 pm. Free, but must register: 715-261-7200 Girls Basketball Camp · Mon.-Fri. 6/25-29, Wausau West Fieldhouse. Grades K-9 experience basketball and improve skills. Grades K-2: 1 pm; grades 3-5: 2 pm; grades 6-9: 3:30 pm. 715-261-0850 Toddler Dance Party · Mon. 6/25, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Read stories and dance to music with scarves, bubble and other fun props. 11 am. 715-261-7220 Sky Quest · Mon. 6/25 & Wed. 6/27, UWSP Blocher Planetarium. Young women’s personal quest to find special place in night sky. 7:30 pm. Free. 715-346-2139 Family Storytime · Mon. 6/25, TB Scott Library, Merrill. Ages 3-5 build literacy skills through interactive stories, songs and crafts. 10 am. 715-536-7191 Great Rondini Magic Show · Tues.-Thurs. 6/26-28, Edgar Elementary and Marathon Co. Library branches. Magician and his rabbit “Einstein the World’s Cutest Bunny” perform. Tues. in Wausau 10:30 am & 2 pm; Wed. at Edgar Elementary 10:30 am and Mosinee 2 pm; Thurs. in Rothschild 11 am & 1:30 pm. 715-261-7200 Paws to Read · Tues. 6/26 & Thurs. 6/28, Marathon Co. Library, Rothschild. Kids practice literacy skills by reading aloud to well-behaved therapy dogs. Tues. Rothschild 6 pm; Thurs. Wausau 1 pm. 715-359-6208

▲ Duke Otherwise performs silly songs in five shows at Marathon Co. library branches July 10, 11, 12 Tots in the Gardens · Tues. 6/26, Monk Gardens, Wausau. 3-5 year olds adventures with nature while using alphabet as a guide with crafts, activity, snacks. Runs second and fourth Tuesdays. 10 am. $4 or $2 members, accompanying adults free. 715-261-6309 Tom Pease · Tues. 6/26, Marathon Elementary and Marathon Co. Library, Stratford. Family musician delights with humor, storytelling and fun songs. Marathon 10 am; Stratford 1:30 pm. Free. 715-443-2538, 715-687-4420 Summer Craft Day · Tues. 6/26, Marathon Co. Library, Hatley. Kids and families make crafts based on popular children’s songs. 11:15 am. 715-446-3537 Minecraft Club · Tues. 6/26, TB Scott Library, Merrill. Grades 3-5 play in same worlds. Noon. 715-536-7191 Art Time for Tots · Wed.-Thurs. 6/27-28, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Ages 18 mos.-4 years share movement, stories and hands-on at making. 9:30-10:30 am or 11 am-noon. Registration required: 715-845-7010 UWSP Girls Basketball Camp II · Wed.-Fri. 6/27-29, UWStevens Point. Offensive and defensive skill development for grades 6-9. 12:45 Wed.-Noon Fri. $240 resident, $205 commuter. Register: athletics.uwsp.edu Wild Wednesday at the Zoo · Wed. 6/27, Wildwood Zoo, Marshfield. Featuring Animal House Pets. Held rain or shine. 4 & 6 pm. Free. 715-384-4642 Reading is Magical with the Magic of Isaiah · Wed. 6/27, Prairie River Middle School, Merrill. Interactive and action-packed comedy show. 10 am. 715-536-7191 Tail Waggin’ Tutor · Thurs. 6/28, TB Scott Library, Merrill. Join therapy dogs to read a special book. Noon. Preregistration required: 715-536-7191 Marketplace Thursdays: Graham Crackers · Thurs. 6/28, 400 Block, Wausau. Children’s performer noon-1 pm. Market 9 am-2 pm. wausauevents.org

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Art 4 You · Thurs. 6/28, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. 4 year olds share movement, stories and hands-on art making. 1-2 pm. Registration required: 715-845-7010 Art Kids: Mask Making · Thurs. 6/28, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Ages 5-12 create whimsical masks from repurposed materials. 4:30-6 pm. Registration required: 715-845-7010 Northern Roundup · Fri.-Sat. 6/29-30, MC Festival Grounds, Gleason. Cars, music, pinup contest, live auction, kids model building contest, vendors, more. Gates open 8 am. $10 per day, $20 weekend. On Facebook: Northern Roundup 2018 Art Babies: Piano Portrait · Fri. 6/29, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Ages birth-18 mos. explore art and social interaction in Art Park. 10:30-11:15 am. Registration required: 715-845-7010 Overnight Mother Son Campout · Fri.-Sat. 6/29-30, YMCA Camp Sturtevant, Wausau. Moms and sons ages 5-12 enjoy canoeing, swimming, scavenger hunts and camping. 5:30 pm. $45 per parent and child, $14 addition child, $55/$20 after 6/21. woodsonymca.com LEGO Block Party · Fri. 6/29, Marathon Co. Library, Marathon. Create projects. 1 pm. 715-443-2775 Riverfront Rendezvous · Fri.-Sun. 6/29-7/1, Pfiffner Park, Stevens Point. Music festival with kids activities, fireworks and lighted boat parade. Fri.: Scottie Miller Band, Club Soda Club, Porky’s Groove Machine, The Original Wailers. Sat.: Michael Sodnik, Jerry Frasier, Red Rose, Vada’s Rockhouse, Them Coulee Boys, The Snow Birds, Tonic. Sun.: Good for the Soul, Kenny Ahem, Soul Symmetry, Wheelhouse, Back’n Kickin’ Band, Copper Box. Fri. 7:15-11 pm. Sat. 8 am-10:45 pm; Sun. 9 am-dusk. Stevenspoint.com


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Wausau Area 4th of July · Wed.-Sun. 7/4-8, Marathon Park. Carnival rides, games, live music; fireworks Wed. & Sat.; Demo Derby Sun. 1:30 pm. Gates open noon Wed. & Sat.-Sun.; 5 pm Thurs.; 3 pm Fri. Wausauarea4thofjuly.org Independence Day Festival and Car Show · Sun. 7/1, Willow Springs Garden, Wausau. Patriotic family event with horse drawn wagon rides, petting zoo, car show, craft booths, blacksmith demo, food, live music. Fireworks at dark after patriotic tribute. Free admission. 8 am–10 pm. 715-675-1171, willowspringsgarden.net Family Tennis Lessons Session II · Mon., Tues. & Thurs. 7/2-19, Oak Island Courts, Wausau. Up to 4 family members ages 5+ with at least one adult learn together. 67:15 pm. $70 resident, $91 non-resident. 715-261-1550 Swimming Lessons Session II · Mon.-Fri. 7/2-20 (No lessons 7/4), Kaiser, Memorial or Schulenburg Pools, Wausau. Provided by Marathon Co. Parks. 10:10 or 11:05am. Classes vary by level. Register: 715-261-1550, co.marathon.wi.us/parks Junior Lifeguard Class · Mon.-Thurs. 7/2-19, Schulenburg Pool, Wausau. Ages 12-14 build swimming endurance, learn to make non-contact rescues and practice injury prevention through rule enforcement. 10:10 am. $38 residents, $46 non-residents. 715-261-1550 The Stargazer · Mon. 7/2, UWSP Blocher Planetarium, Stevens Point. Nature of stars, stellar life cycles. 7:30 pm. Free. 715-346-2139 Marker Explosions · Tues. 7/3, Marathon Co. Library, Mosinee. Teens and adults draw designs with markers, use rubbing alcohol to create effect. 2 pm. 715-693-2144 LEGO Block Party · Tues. 7/3, Marathon Co. Library, Mosinee branch. Create projects. 3:30 pm. 715-693-2144 Tale for Tots · Tues. 7/3, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Books, songs and fingerplay with toddler during story time. 10 am. 715-261-7200 Celebrate the USA Story Time · Tues. 7/3, Marathon Co. Library, Hatley. Patriotic stories, songs, craft. 10:30 am. 715-446-3537 Paws to Read · Tues. 7/3, Marathon Co. Library, Rothschild. Kids practice literacy skills by reading aloud to well-behaved therapy dogs. 6 pm. 715-359-6208 Red, White & Boom 4th of July Festival · Wed. 7/4, Athletic Park, Wausau. Music from Spicy Tie Band, yard games, fireworks. 6:30 pm. $5. woodchucks.com July 4th Festival & Parade · Wed. 7/4, River Park, Mosinee. Live music, children’s activities, food, beverages, 6 pm parade. 4-11 pm. Free. Firecracker 5K Run/Walk · River Park, Mosinee. Chip timed event. 9 am. $20. Mosineechamber.org Rock Your Creative Side with Rocks · Thurs. 7/5, Marathon Co. Library, Mosinee. Decorate rocks with paint, sharpies, and more. Noon. 715-693-2144 Marketplace Thursdays: TBD · Thurs. 7/5, 400 Block, Wausau. Family friendly entertainment noon-1 pm. Market 9 am-2 pm. wausauevents.org Hands-on Art · Thurs. 7/5, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Drop in to twirl, bend, and twist chenille stems into sculptures celebrating fireworks in the night sky. 5:30-7 pm. 715-845-7010 The Northwoods Encore Drum & Bugle show· Thurs. 7/5, Stiehm Stadium, DC Everest Jr. High, Weston. Several of the best ensembles from across the U.S. perform in one fabulous, eye-popping show. 7 pm. Tickets start at $15. 317-275-1212, dci.org LEGO Block Party · Fri. 7/6, Marathon Co. Library, Marathon branch. Create projects. 1 pm. 715-693-2144 Movies in the Park Portage Co.: The Goonies · Fri. 7/6, Pfiffner Pioneer Park, Stevens Point. Free rootbeer and popcorn available. Kids activities 6 pm-dusk, movie at dusk. Free. wisconsineci.org Art Park Open Studio · Sat. 7/7, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. All ages drop in to create chenille-stem sculptures. 1-3 pm. 715-845-7010

Bill Jamerson: A Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps · Sat. 7/7, Rib Mountain Amphitheater. Fun look at Federal Works Program that gave employment to 3.5 million men in 1930’s. Presented by Friends of Rib Mountain State Park. Rain location: Friends Gathering Space. Free, state park vehicle sticker required. 6-7:30 pm. Free. 715-842-2522 Sensory Story Time · Sat. 7/7, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Movement, stories, music and play for children of all abilities. 9:15-9:45 am. Free. 715-261-7220 Family Garden Club · Sun. 7/8, Monk Botanical Gardens, Wausau. Play, learn and explore new topic each month including gardening, wildlife, bugs, birds. Runs second Sunday of the month. 2 pm. $2 per child, accompanying adults free; free for members. 715-261-6309 UWSP Volleyball Hitter-Setter-Libero Camp · Sun.-Tues. 7/8-10, UW-Stevens Point Berg Gym. Grades 8-12 receive individualized instruction by position, utilize technology for feedback. Sun. 5:30-8 pm; Mon. 9:30 am-8 pm; Tues. 9:30 am-noon. $270 overnight, $245 commuter; $295/$270 after 6/25. Register: athletics.uwsp.edu UWSP Middle Distance & Distance Running Camp · Sun.-Thurs. 7/8-12, UW-Stevens Point. Grades 7-12 learn psychology, diet, tactics, goal setting, weight training, warm-up more. $340. Register: athletics.uwsp.edu Marathon Co. Youth Sheriff’s Academy · Mon.-Fri. 7/9-13, Northcentral Tech College Public Safety Center, Merrill. Grades 9-12 experience law enforcement. 8 am-4:30 pm. Free. Register by 6/15: sheriffacademy@co.marathon.wi.us. Galaxies · Mon. 7/9 & Wed. 7/11, UWSP Blocher Planetarium. Journey Milky Way, galaxies beyond. 7:30 pm. 715-346-2139 Camp Imagination · Mon.-Fri. 7/9-13, UW-Marathon Co. STEM programs designed to bring ideas to life in fun, hands-on environment. Ages 8-10: 9 am-noon, ages 11-14: 1-4 pm. Register: uwmc.uwc.edu/ce Zoozort: It’s Wildly Educational · Mon. 7/9, TB Scott Library, Merrill. Information on animals with props and humor. 10 am & 1 pm. 715-536-7191 Swimming Lessons · Mon.-Fri. 7/9-20, Weston Aquatic Center. Classes vary by level. 10-10:50 am. $25 residents, $30 non-residents. Westonwi.gov Anime Afternoon · Mon. 7/9, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Teens screen three anime series “Blue Exorcist,” “Eccentric Family” and “Kiznaiver”. 1 pm. 715-261-7200 Toddler Dance Party · Mon. 7/9, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Read stories and dance to music with scarves, bubbles and other props. 11 am. 715-261-7200 Orchestra Chamber Camp · Mon.-Fri. 7/9-13, Wausau Conservatory of Music. Large and small ensemble instruction for grade 6-12 who can read music with Fri. 5 pm concert. 12:30-4:30 pm. $150. Register: Wausauconservatory.org Building Adventures · Mon. 7/9, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Build with Tinkertoys, LEGO, more. 6 pm. 715-261-7200 STEM Day Camp · Tues. 7/10, Bannach Elementary, Stevens Point. Grades 3-6 work in teams and perform experiments that make science, technology, engineering and math come alive. 9 am-3 pm. $50. Pre-registration required: Samoset.org/stem Rock on with Crafts · Tues. 7/10, TB Scott Library, Merrill. Grades 4+ make a variety of music and crafts such as an earbud case and photo holder. 2 pm. 715-536-7191 Silly Songs with Duke Otherwise! · Tues.-Thurs. 7/10-12, Marathon Co. Library branches. Singer and tap-dancer with hilarious, imaginative songs. 715-261-7200 Tues.: Wausau 10:30 am & 2 pm Wed.: Edgar Elementary 10:30 am, Mosinee 2 pm Thurs.: Rothschild 11 am & 1:30 pm

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▲ The acclaimed work of Federico Uribe is the inspiration behind the Woodson Art Museum’s “Creative Creatures” summer art session July 10-13 Summer Art Session for Children: Creative Creatures · Tues.-Fri. 7/10-13, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Create animal sculptures inspired by Federico Uribe’s artwork. Ages 5-8: Tues.-Wed. 9 am-noon or 1-4 pm; Ages 9-12: Thurs.-Fri. 9 am-noon. $25 members, $35 non-members. Must register: 715-845-7010 Paws to Read · Tues. 7/10 & Thurs. 7/12 Marathon Co. Library. Kids practice literacy skills by reading aloud to well-behaved therapy dogs. Tues.: Rothschild 6 pm; Thurs.: Wausau 1 pm. 715-359-6208 UWSP Pointers Volleyball Academy · Tues.-Thurs. 7/10-12, UW-Stevens Point Berg Gym. Grades 7-12 focus on drills and strategies. Tues.: 1:30-8 pm; Wed.-Thurs.: 2-8 pm. $235, $265 after 6/25. Register: athletics.uwsp.edu Wild Wednesday at the Zoo · Wed. 7/11, Wildwood Zoo, Marshfield. Featuring Raptor Education Group. Held rain or shine. 11–11:45 am or 1–1:45 pm. Free. 715-384-4642 Summer Craft Day · Wed. 7/11, Marathon Co. Library, Stratford. Kids and families make crafts based on popular children’s songs.1:30 pm. 715-687-4420 UWSP Volleyball Servers Camp · Wed.-Fri. 7/11-13, UW-Stevens Point Berg Gym. Grades 6-12 develop serving, skills, strategies. 9-11:30 am. $45 per session, $115 for three. Register: athletics.uwsp.edu Zoozort · Wed. 7/11, Marathon Elementary. Hands-on program with live, wild animals. 10 am. 715-443-2538 Summer STEM · Wed. 7/11, Marathon Co. Library, Athens. Try cool gadgets. 1 pm. 715-257-7292 Marketplace Thursdays: Max Koepke · Thurs. 7/12, 400 Block, Wausau. Vocals by student Max Koepke noon1 pm. Market 9 am-2 pm. wausauevents.org Family Game Night · Thurs. 7/12, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Classic, new board games. 6 pm. 715-261-7200 Peanut Butter Picnic · Thurs. 7/12, TB Scott Library, Merrill. Storyteller Lisa Haas presents stories and songs for ages 2-5 with picnic lunch. 11 am. 715-536-7191 Balloon & Rib Fest · Thurs.-Sun. 7/12-15, Wausau Downtown Airport. Fireworks, hot air balloons, rib vendors, kites, animals, bounce houses and more. Thurs.-Fri. 5-9 pm; Sat. 6 am-10 pm; Sun. 6-10:30 am Balloon Chase · Sat. 7/14, Wausau Downtown Airport. Hot air balloon set up and launch with 5K run or walk through southeast neighborhood. 7:30-11 am. $25, $30 after 7/13. Register: tandhtiming.com, wausauevents.org Story Time in the Garden · Thurs. 7/12, Yawkey House Gardens, Wausau. Vintage picture books, old-fashioned games, coloring. Rain location: Woodson History Center. 1:30 pm. Free. marathoncountyhistory.org

Healthy Family Night · Thurs. 7/12, Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum, Stevens Point. Healthy meal with activity and program for the entire family. 5-8 pm. Dinner $3 per person, free under 2. Cwchildrensmuseum.org CD Scratch Art · Fri. 7/13, Marathon Co. Library, Marathon. Create hangings. 11am-4pm. 715-443-2775 Penguin Project: The Music Man Jr. · Fri.-Sun. 7/13-15, Wausau East High School. Theatre accessible to children with special needs. Fri.-Sat. 7 pm; Sun. 2 pm. $15 adults, $12 students and seniors. mycwct.org LEGO Block Party · Fri.-Sat. 7/13-14, Marathon Co. Library. Create projects. Fri.: Marathon 1 pm; Sat.: Rothschild 11:30 am. 715-443-2775 Babysitting Rocks! · Sat. 7/14, YWCA, Wausau. Ages 10+ learn to respond to emergencies, make decision under pressure, communication, more. 10 am-2 pm. $40. Register: ywcawausau.eventbrite.com Chalkfest · Sat.-Sun. 7/14-15, 400 Block, Wausau. 400 block turned into colorful display of chalk drawings. Sat. 9 am-9 pm; Sun. 10 am-4 pm. Register in advance to be an artist. Wausauevents.org Educational Reptile Program · Sun. 7/15, Rib Mountain State Park. All ages explore the world of reptiles by touching, feeling and feeding. 5-7 pm. Free, state park sticker required for park admission. 715-536-7191 Afternoon Drawing Camp with Diana Budde · Mon.-Fri. 7/16-20, Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau. Tweens and teens learn from life using perspective and shading techniques. 1-4 pm. $115. Register: cvawausau.org UWSP Boys Basketball Youth Day Camp · Mon.-Thurs. 7/16-19, UW-Stevens Point. For grades 3-6. $120 am or pm, $240 all day. Register: athletics.uwsp.edu Jazz Improvisation Camp · Mon.-Thurs. 7/16-19, Wausau Conservatory of Music. For grades 8-12. 10 am-noon. $99. Register: Wausauconservatory.org UWSP Volleyball Pointer Pups · Mon.-Tues. 7/16-17, UW-Stevens Point Berg Gym. Grades K-8 develop skills, proper techniques. Mon. 9 am; Tues. 9:30 am-3:30 pm. $155, $185 after 7/1. Register: athletics.uwsp.edu Wizarding Academy: Escape from Azkaban · Mon.-Fri. 7/16-20 & 7/23-27, UW-Marathon Co. Sorted into house, play Quidditch, test Harry Potter knowledge and more. 9 am-4:30 pm. First week grades 7-9, second week grades 4-6. Register: uwmc.uwc.edu/ce, 715-261-6294 Family Storytime · Mon. 7/16, TB Scott Library, Merrill. Ages 3-5 build literacy skills through interactive stories, songs and crafts. 10 am. 715-536-7191

Wausau Tetra Brazil Camp · Mon.-Fri. 7/16-20, DC Everest Middle School, Weston. Authentic Brazilian-style soccer. Ages 6-10: 9 am-noon; Ages 11-16: 1-4 pm. $150. Register: challengersports.com Bike to Pools Day · Mon.-Wed. 7/16-18. Wausau. Ride bike to pool, receive free helmet from Safe Kids Wausau Area Coalition and free entry into pool for the day. Arrive between 1-2:30 pm. Mon. at Kaiser; Tues. at Memorial; Wed. at Schulenburg. Rain dates: 7/23-25. 715-261-1550 Mars Quest · Mon. 7/16 & Wed. 7/18, UWSP Blocher Planetarium. Look at how understanding of mars has changed throughout years. 7:30 pm. Free. 715-346-2139 Girls Junior Olympic and Recreational Gymnastics Camp · Mon.-Fri. 7/16-20, YMCA, Wausau. Ages 5+ work on vault, uneven bars, balance beam, floor. 1-4 pm. $177 or $157 members. woodsonymca.com, 715-845-2177 Rock Camp · Mon.-Fri. 7/16-20, Wausau Conservatory of Music. Grades 6-12 learn to be in a band and play a gig. 1-4 pm. $150. Register: Wausauconservatory.org The Life of Mozart · Tues.-Wed. 7/17-18, Marathon Co. Library branches. Historically accurate, fun-filled play about Mozart, performed by the nationally touring Traveling Lantern Theatre. 261-7200 Tues. in Wausau 10:30 am & 2 pm Wed. at Marathon Elementary 10 am & Mosinee 2 pm Extra Terrific Toddler Tuesday: Striking Poses · Tues. 7/17, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Ages 18 mos.-4 years sample art-making stations celebrating sunshine and try family yoga session led by 5 Koshas Yoga and Wellness instructor. 10:30 am-noon. 715-845-7010 STEM Day Camp · Tues. 7/17, Nicolet College, Rhinelander. Grades 3-6 work in teams and perform experiments that make science, technology, engineering and math come alive. 9 am-3 pm. $50. Pre-registration required: Samoset.org/stem Keep Cool Story Time · Tues. 7/17, Marathon Co. Library, Rothschild. Story time celebrating hot days of summer with songs, tales and crafts. 10:30 am. 715-359-6208 Teen Squirt Gun Musical Trivia · Tues. 7/17, TB Scott Library, Merrill. Teens answer music-based questions, if incorrect other players squirt them. 2 pm. 715-536-7191 Paws to Read · Tues. 7/17 & Thurs. 7/19, Marathon Co. Library. Kids practice literacy skills by reading aloud to well-behaved therapy dogs. Tues.: Rothschild 6 pm; Thurs.: Wausau 1 pm. 715-359-6208 Tom Pease · Tues. 7/17 & Thurs. 7/19, Marathon Co. Library branches. Family musician delights with humor, storytelling, fun songs. Free. 715-21-7200 Tues: Hatley 10:30 am · Thurs.: Rothschild 11am, 1:30 pm Art 101: Uribe Galley Walk · Wed. 7/18, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Ages 13+ learn about materials and techniques Federico Uribe incorporates into sculptures. 12:15-1 pm. 715-845-7010 Escape Room Family Adventure · Wed. 7/18, Marathon Co. Library, Edgar. Put problem-solving and intuition skills to the test and try to escape pop-up escape room. 5-7 pm. Registration required: 715-352-3155 Wild Wednesday at the Zoo · Wed. 7/18, Wildwood Zoo, Marshfield. Featuring Clark Co. Humane Society. Held rain or shine. 4 & 6 pm. Free. 715-384-4642 Teen Craft Day · Wed. 7/18, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Create wind chimes, sun catchers, coaster and book page bird houses. 1 pm. 715-261-7200 UWSP Volleyball Positions Clinic · Wed. 7/18, UW-Stevens Point Berg Gym. Grades 7-12 focus on growing and improving in specific positions. 9:30 am-4:30 pm. $95, $115 after 7/1. Register: athletics.uwsp.edu Summer Craft Day · Wed. 7/18, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Kids and families make crafts based on popular children’s songs. 1 pm. 715-261-7200 Summer Soccer Clinic · Wednesdays 7/18-8/8, Aspirus YMCA, Weston. Kids learn basics including footwork, passing, shooting, defense. Ages 4-5: 4:30-5:15 pm; ages 6-7: 5:15-6 pm; ages 8-11: 6-7 pm. $41, or $26 members. woodsonymca.com, 715-845-2177

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Youth Football Camp · Thurs.-Fri. 7/19-20, Wausau West High School. Grades 3-8 learn fundamentals with West Warrior HS players. 9-11:30 am. $20. Register: jfoster@wausauschools.org, mtjohnson@wausauschools.org Movie Under the Stars: Movie TBD · Thurs. 7/19, Norm Memorial Park, Kronenwetter. Concessions, bring blanket or chair. Movie at dusk. Free. kronenwetter.org Marketplace Thursdays: Yoga · Thurs. 7/19, 400 Block, Wausau. Yoga from Community Soul noon-1 pm. Market 9 am-2 pm. wausauevents.org Little Naturalist Storytime: Rocks and Minerals · Thurs. 7/19, Mead Education and Visitor Center, Milladore. Learn about rocks and minerals in interactive storytime with crafts, activities. 10 am-noon. Free. 715-457-6727 LEGO Block Party · Fri. 7/20, Marathon Co. Library, Marathon. Create projects 1 pm. 715-261-7200 Lake DuBay Lions Summerfest · Fri.-Sat. 7/20-21, Lake DuBay Lions Park, Knowlton. Food, beverages, games, live music, rummage sale, bingo and more. Fri. Led West 7-11 pm, Sat. Spicy Tie Band 7-11 pm. Children’s petting zoo Sat. 3-6 pm. Free admission. Fri. 5 pm-midnight; Sat. 8 am-midnight. Details: dubaylions.org Teen Pool Night · Fri. 7/20, Weston Aquatic Center. Grades 7-12 enjoy music, food specials, and prize giveaways. 7-10 pm. $2. westonwi.gov Sibling Connection · Sat. 7/21, Aspirus Women’s Health Birthing Center, Wausau. Ages 3+ learn safety, diapering and more. 10-11:30 am. Free. Register: 715-847-2380 Pete the Cat Rock & Read Party · Sat. 7/21, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Read books featuring Pete the Cat with singing, dancing and more. 10:30 am. 715-261-7200 Community Scavenger Hunt · Sat. 7/21, Good News Project, Wausau. Teams of 4 follow clues around town, collect items, take photos, complete physical challenges to win prize. 1-5 pm. goodnewswi.com

Bear Cupboard Run · Sat. 7/21, Torpy Park, Minocqua. Half marathon, 1.6K cubby run, 5K run/walk with food, refreshments, massages, face painting, photos and more. 6 am-noon. $50 half marathon, $25 5K, $10 kids run. Register: Bearcupboardrun.org UWSP Boys Basketball Instructional Camp II · Sun.-Tues. 7/22-24, UW-Stevens Point. For grades 5-10. $240 resident, $205 commuter. Register: athletics.uwsp.edu Piano Camp · Mon.-Fri. 7/23-27, Wausau Conservatory of Music. Grades 5-9 with 3 years of piano experience play duets, compose music, learn drum rhythms; with concert Fri. 4 pm. 12:30-3:30 pm. $150. Wausauconservatory.org LEGO Block Party · Mon. 7/23, Marathon Co. Library, Hatley. Create projects. 3 pm. 715-443-2775 Toddler Dance Party · Mon. 7/23, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Read stories and dance to music with scarves, bubble and other fun props. 11 am. 715-261-7200 Girls Handspring & Walkover Skills Camp · Mon.-Thurs. 7/23-26, YMCA, Wausau. Ages 6+ focus on progression leading to handsprings. 1-3 pm. $123, or $109 members. woodsonymca.com, 715-845-2177 Painting Camp with Diana Budde · Mon.-Fri. 7/23-27, Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau. Teens and tweens learn principals of painting with acrylics. 9 am-noon. $115. Register: cvawausau.org American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class · Mon.Fri. 7/23-8/3, Schulenburg Pool, Wausau. Ages 15+ must pass water fitness test and learn to become certified lifeguard. 10 am-noon. $100. 715-261-1550 Space Camp · Mon.-Thurs. 7/23-26, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Grades 3-5 learn about the solar system, stars, possibility of aliens (!) with experiments, crafts. 1-3 pm. Free, but must register: 715-261-7200 Family Storytime · Mon. 7/23, TB Scott Library, Merrill. Ages 3-5 build literacy skills through interactive stories, songs and crafts. 10 am. 715-536-7191

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Family Tennis Lessons Session III · Mon., Tues. & Thurs. 7/23-8/9, Oak Island Courts, Wausau. Up to 4 family members ages 5+, with at least one adult. 6-7:15 pm. $70, $91 non-resident. 715-261-1550 Warrior Hoops Camp · Mon.-Thurs. 7/23-26, Wausau West Fieldhouse. Boys improve fundamental skills. Grades 7-9: 11 am-1 pm; grades 3-6: 1:30-3:30. $65. Register: wausauwesthoops@gmail.com, 715-482-7909 Swimming Lessons Session III · Mon.-Fri. 7/23-8/10, Kaiser, Memorial or Schulenburg Pools, Wausau. Provided by Marathon Co. Parks. Class times by level, 10:10 or 11:05 am. Register: 715-261-1550, co.marathon.wi.us/parks Make Your Own Musical Instruments · Tues. 7/24, Marathon Co. Library, Marathon. Create using wooden craft sticks, rubber bands, more. 11 pm. 715-443-2775 WIAA Sports Physical · Tues. 7/24, Bone & Joint Center, Rib Mountain. Under age 18 need parental consent. No appt. necessary. 6-8 pm. $25. 715-432-6462 Nature’s Niche Animal Program · Tues. 7/24, Marathon Co. Library, Hatley and Wausau. Introduction to live animals, native habitats, importance in our environment. Hatley 10:30 am; Wausau: 2 pm. 715-261-7200 Tots in the Gardens · Tues. 7/24, Monk Gardens, Wausau. Age 3-5 adventure with nature using alphabet as a guide with crafts, activity, snacks. Runs second and fourth Tuesdays. 10 am. $4 or $2 members, accompanying adults free. 715-261-6309 STEM Day Camp · Tues. 7/24, Wildwood Zoo, Marshfield. Grades 3-6 work in teams to perform experiments that bring science, tech, engineering and math to life. 9 am3 pm. $50. Must pre-register: Samoset.org/stem Paws to Read · Tues. 7/24 & Thurs. 7/26, Marathon Co. Library. Kids practice literacy skills by reading aloud to well-behaved therapy dogs. Tues.: Rothschild 6 pm; Thurs.: Wausau 1 pm. 715-359-6208


UWSP Boys Basketball Shooting Camp II · Wed.-Thurs. 7/25-26, UW-Stevens Point. For grades 5-12. $145. Register: athletics.uwsp.edu Wild Wednesday at the Zoo · Wed. 7/25, Wildwood Zoo, Marshfield. Featuring Zoozort. Held rain or shine. 11–11:45 am or 1–1:45 pm. Free. 715-384-4642 Art Tine for Tots: Hippo-Horray! · Wed.-Thurs. 7/25-26, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Ages 18 mos.-4 years visit sculpture garden inhabitants. 9:30-10:30 am or 11 am-noon. Registration required: 715-845-7010 Kids Needle Arts Night · Wed. 7/25, Marathon Co. Library, Marathon. Learn basics of finger knitting and make own accessory. 4 pm. 715-443-2775 Kindness Rocks: A Rock Painting Party · Wed. 7/25, Marathon Co. Library, Stratford. Paint positive message on rock to place around town. 1:30 pm. 715-687-4420 Family Memorial Art: Treasuring Memories · Wed. 7/25, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Children, teens and families create memorial art. 1-3 pm. Free. Registration required: 715-845-7010 Fox & Branch Family Folk Music · Wed. 7/25, Prairie River Middle School, Merrill. Sing-along, dance to live music with music activities and ice cream. 10 am. 715-536-7191 Shake, Shimmy and Dance! Family Story Time · Wed. 7/25, Marathon Co. Library, Rothschild. Stories lead to movement, dance with music. 10:30 am. 715-359-6208 Rockin’ and Rollin’ in Edgar · Wed. 7/25, Marathon Co. Library, Edgar. Crafts, sings songs. 2 pm. 715-352-3155 Create Your Own Mosaics · Thurs. 7/26, Marathon Co. Library, Hatley. Teens make mosaic using broken compact discs and colored sand. 2 pm. 715-446-3537 DIY Marbled Paper · Thurs. 7/26, Marathon Co. Library, Rothschild. Ages 13+ make patterns. 4 pm. 715-359-6208 Marketplace Thursdays: Emily Metz · Thurs. 7/26, 400 Block, Wausau. Family friendly singer noon-1 pm. Market runs 9 am-2 pm. wausauevents.org Art 4 You: Hippo-Hooray · Thurs. 7/26, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. 4 year olds visit sculpture garden inhabitants. 1-2 pm. Registration required: 715-845-7010 Little Naturalist Storytime: Endangered Species · Thurs. 7/26, Mead Education and Visitor Center, Milladore. Learn about threatened species, what’s being done to recover them, in interactive storytime with crafts and activities. 10 am-noon. Free. 715-457-6727 Art Babies: Waddle and Hop · Fri. 7/27, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Ages birth-18 mos. enjoy sculpture garden nature walk and play in Art Park. 10:30-11:15 am. Registration required: 715-845-7010 Shakespeare in the State Park: Twelfth Night · Fri. 7/27, Rib Mountain State Park. Summit Players perform Shakespeare show and conduct workshop for ages 8+. Workshop 5:30 pm; show 7 pm. Free, state park sticker required. 715-842-2522 Renaissance Festival · Fri.-Sun. 7/27-29, Tommy O’s, Hazelhurst. Food, games, crafts all with Renaissance theme. Fri.-Sat. 10 am-6 pm; Sun. 10 am-4 pm. Tommyosplayhouse.com, 715-356-0003 LEGO Block Party · Fri.-Sat. 7/27-28, Marathon Co. Library. Build creative projects using LEGO blocks. Fri.: Marathon 1 pm; Sat.: Wausau 1:30 pm. 715-443-2775 UWSP Soccer Overnight Camp · Fri.-Sun. 7/27-29, UW-Stevens Point. Ages 8-13 work on individual technical skills and play competitive matches. $300. Register: athletics.uwsp.edu Celebrate Plover · Sat. 7/28, Lake Pacawa Park, Plover. Live music, kids activities, market place, outdoor business expo, fireworks, more. 9 am. Celebrateplover.com Family Festival · Sat. 7/28, Bridge Community Health Clinic, Wausau. Learn about connecting to assistance services, supporting active lifestyles, creating healthy habits and organizations that serve families in need. 10 am-2 pm. Free. 715-848-4884 Aquarama Revival Run · Sat. 7/28, Torpy Park, Minocqua. 5K and 1 mile kids fun run, explore fire trucks, talk to representatives from local fire depts. 9-11:30 am. Adults $30, $35 after 6/16; 18 and under $20, $25 after 6/16; 10 and under $12. Register: tandhtiming.com

St. Jude Fun Run, 5K, Inflatable Family Fun · Sat. 7/28, Doepke Park, Wausau. 1K and inflatable fun run for all ages; chip timed 5K (inflatables optional) and 5K angel walk. 8:30 am. $30 5K, $10 fun run in advance, $35/$15 day of. Register: tandhtiming.com Hmong Wausau Festival · Sat.-Sun. 7/28-29, Eastbay Sport Complex, Wausau. Annual festival with night market, music, food and entertainment. Details and schedule TBD. $5 general admission. On Facebook. UWSP Boys Basketball Offensive Skills Camp II · Sun.-Tues. 7/29-31, UW-Stevens Point. For grades 5-12. $240 resident, $205 commuter. Register: athletics.uwsp.edu Musical Theatre VOCAL Camp for Tweens · Mon.-Fri. 7/30-8/3, Wausau Conservatory of Music. Grades 5-7 learn to project voice, bring a character alive and more, Fri. 1 pm concert. 9 am-12:30 pm. $150. Register: Wausauconservatory.org Harry Potter Potions Class · Mon. 7/30, Marathon Co. Library, Mosinee. Potions using household items. 3 pm. 715-693-2144 Swimming Lessons · Mon.-Fri. 7/30-8/10, Weston Aquatic Center. 10-10:50 am. $25 residents, $30 non-residents. Westonwi.gov Beam/Bars Skills Camp · Mon.-Thurs. 7/30-8/2, YMCA, Wausau. For gymnasts ages 6+. 1-3 pm. $123, or $109 members. woodsonymca.com, 715-845-2177 Dog-Gone Pool Party · Mon. 7/30, Marathon Park Splash Pad, Wausau. 2 dogs per adult, collar or harness, proof of current vaccinations required. $5, free 12 and under with paid adult. 715-261-1550 Let’s Make Some Noise! Story Time · Tues. 7/31, Marathon Co. Library, Hatley. Story time focued on music, make own instrument. 10:30 am. 715-446-3537 Ollivander’s Wand Shop · Tues. 7/31, Marathon Co. Library, Mosinee. Make wand using chopsticks and craft supplies. 3 pm. 715-693-2144 STEM Day Camp · Tues. 7/31, Scout Center on Camp Phillips Road, Weston. Grades 3-6 work in teams, perform experiments that bring science, tech, engineering and math alive. 8:30 am-4 pm. $50. Pre-registration required: Samoset.org/stem Wisconsin Valley Fair · Tues.-Sun. 7/31-8/5, Marathon Park, Wausau. Entertainment, animals, exhibits and food, Grandstand entertainment Tues.: Kids From Wisconsin; Wed.: Skillet; Thurs.: Scotty McCreery; Fri. Trace Adkins. 7:30 pm. $9, $6 before noon, 10 and under free. Wisconsinvalleyfair.com Kids From Wisconsin: Realize Your Dreams Outreach Session · Tues. 7/31, Wisconsin Valley Fair, Wausau. Ages 7-14 learn fundamental skills in all aspects of performing arts including dance, music composition, audition tips and more from The Kids From Wis.. 3:30-4:30 pm. Free with fair admission. Kidsfromwisconsin.org

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Little Naturalist Storytime: Fossils · Thurs. 8/2, Mead Education and Visitor Center, Milladore. Learn about fossils with crafts, activities. 10 am. Free. 715-457-6727 Art 101: Exhibition Prep · Thurs. 8/2, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Ages 13+ join curator of exhibitions Andy McGivern for insights and storage-area tour. 5:30-6:30 pm. 715-845-7010 Hands-on Art · Thurs. 8/2, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Drop in to create 3D paintings using yarn, wire and rolled magazines. 5:30-7 pm. 715-845-7010 Movies in the Park Portage Co.: Coco · Fri. 8/3, Pfiffner Pioneer Park, Stevens Point. Free rootbeer and popcorn available. Kids activities 6 pm-dusk, movie at dusk. Free. wisconsineci.org LEGO Block Party · Fri. 8/3, Marathon Co. Library, Marathon. Build creative projects using LEGO blocks. 1 pm. 715-443-2775 Sensory Story Time · Sat. 8/4, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Movement, stories, music and play for children of all abilities. 9:15-9:45 am. Free. 715-261-7200 Art Park Open Studio · Sat. 8/4, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. All ages create 3D painting using unexpected materials. 1-3 pm. 715-845-7010 Raptor Education Group Program · Sat. 8/4, Rib Mountain State Park Amphitheater. Discover different groups of raptors that call Wisconsin home. Rain location: Friends Gathering Space. 6-7 pm. Free, state park sticker required for park admission. 715-842-2522 UWSP Soccer ID Clinic · Sat. 8/4, UW-Stevens Point. High school players showcase ability in training and games. 9:30 am-3:30 pm. $120. Register: athletics.uwsp.edu Central Wis. Children’s Theatre Summer Theatre Workshop · Mon.-Sat. 8/6-11, CWCT, Wausau. Details TBD. 715-842-4416 Musical Theatre VOCAL Camp · Mon.-Fri. 8/6-10, Wausau Conservatory of Music. Grades 8-12 work on vocal production and presentation skills. 9 am-1 pm. $150. Register: Wausauconservatory.org Girls Junior Olympic and Recreational Gymnastics Summer Camp · Mon.-Fri. 8/6-10, YMCA, Wausau. Ages 5+ work on vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise. 1-4 pm. $157 members, $177 non-members. woodsonymca.com, 715-845-2177 Music Explorers Camp · Mon.-Fri. 8/6-10, Wausau Conservatory of Music. Ages 2-3 experience wonder of music. Terrific Twos: 11-11:30 am, $69; Terrific Threes: 10-10:45 am, $99. Register: Wausauconservatory.org UWSP Soccer Day Camp · Mon.-Thurs. 8/6-9, UW-Stevens Point. Ages 5-14 improve technical skills and tactical awareness. 9-11 am. $100. Register: athletics.uwsp.edu Free Family Pool Day · Tues. 8/7, Wausau Outdoor Pools. Show library card and get in free. 1 pm. 715-261-1550 LEGO Block Party · Tues. 8/7, Marathon Co. Library, Mosinee. Create projects. 3:30 pm. 715-693-2144 Under The Sea Story Time · Tues. 8/7, Marathon Co. Library, Rothschild. Underwater-themed story time with songs, games and craft. 10:30 am. 715-359-6208 Wild Wednesday at the Zoo · Wed. 8/8, Wildwood Zoo, Marshfield. Featuring Animal Quest. Held rain or shine. 11–11:45 am or 1–1:45 pm. Free. 715-384-4642 Little Naturalist Storyime: Life in a Logging Camp · Thurs. 8/9, Mead Education and Visitor Center, Milladore. Learn about logging camps on Mead property in early 1900s; with crafts, activities. 10 am. Free. 715-457-6727 Story Time in the Garden · Thurs. 8/9, Yawkey House Gardens, Wausau. Vintage picture books, old-fashioned games and coloring. Rain location: Woodson History Center. 1:30 pm. Free. marathoncountyhistory.org Movie Under the Stars: Movie TBD · Thurs. 8/9, Friendship Park, Kronenwetter. Concessions available, bring blanket or lawn chair. Movie begins at dusk. Free. kronenwetter.org

▲ Get a birds-eye view of the city in a Treetop Explorer climb Aug. 12 at Marathon Park. Marketplace Thursdays: Raise Great Kids Days · Thurs. 8/9, 400 Block, Wausau. Presented by the United Way noon-1 pm. Market 9 am-2 pm. wausauevents.org Summer Craft Day · Thurs. 8/9, Marathon Co. Library, Rothschild. Kids and families make crafts based on popular children’s songs. 2 pm. 715-359-6208 Healthy Family Night · Thurs. 8/9, Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum, Stevens Point. Healthy meal with activity and program for the entire family. 5-8 pm. Dinner $3 per person, free under 2. Cwchildrensmuseum.org Family Game Night · Thurs. 8/9, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Classic; new board games. 6 pm. 715-261-7200 LEGO Block Party · Fri.-Sat. 8/10-11, Marathon Co. Library branches. Create projects. Fri. in Marathon 1 pm; Sat. in Rothschild 11:30 am. 715-693-2144 Central Wisconsin Military Show · Fri.-Sat. 8/10-11, Motorama Auto Museum, Aniwa. Historic vehicles, reenactor encampment, life music, Sat. family day. Fri. 7 am -11 pm; Sat. 8 am-6 pm. $10 admission. 715-449-2141 Log Jam Festival · Fri.-Sun. 8/10-12, River Park, Mosinee. Showcases diversity through cultural events and activities for people of all ages. Lineup and schedule TBD. Logjamfestival.org Dog-Gone Pool Party · Sun. 8/12, Marathon Park Splash Pad, Wausau. 2 dogs per adults, collar or harness, proof of current vaccinations required. $5, free 12 and under with paid adult. 715-261-1550 Treetop Explorer · Sun. 8/12, Marathon Park, Wausau. Certified arborists run a climb up tall trees so kids and adults can see bird’s-eye view of city. For ages 7+, physically fit. Noon-2 pm. $35. Register in advance at Wausau Parks Dept. on River Dr., 715-261-1550 Family Garden Club · Sun. 8/12, Monk Botanical Gardens, Wausau. Play, learn, explore with new topic each month including gardening, wildlife, bugs, birds. Runs second Sunday of month. 2 pm. $2 per child, free for members and accompanying adults. 715-261-6309 Building Adventures · Mon. 8/13, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Build using Tinkertoys, Gears, LEGO, DUPLO blocks and more. 6 pm. 715-261-7200 Tots in the Gardens · Tues. 8/14, Monk Gardens, Wausau. Ages 3-5 adventure with nature using alphabet as a guide with crafts, activity, snacks. Runs second and fourth Tuesdays. 10 am. $4, or $2 members, accompanying adults free. 715-261-6309 Sibling Celebration · Tues. 8/14, Ascension Saint Clare’s, Weston. Ages 2-10 prepare for new role as sibling; music, stories, more. Take during last trimester. 6-7:30 pm. $10 per child. Register: healthcare.ascension.org/events

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The Kids From Wisconsin: Shine the Light · Tues. 8/14, Sentry Theater, Stevens Point. 5 decades of Broadway tunes and excellent choreography featuring 22 singers and dancers. 7:30-9:30 pm. kidsfromwisconsin.org Art 101: Exhibition Prep · Wed. 8/15, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Ages 13+ join curator for insights, storage-area tour. 12:15-1 pm. 715-845-7010 Summer STEM · Wed. 8/15, Marathon Co. Library, Athens. Try out cool gadgets 1 pm. 715-257-7292 Shake, Shimmy and Dance! Family Story Time · Wed. 8/15, Marathon Co. Library, Rothschild. Stories lead to movement, dance, music. 10:30 am. 715-359-6208 Model United Nations Summer Camp · Wed.-Fri. 8/15-17, UW-Stevens Point. Grades 7-12 simulate activities of the UN and assume roles of diplomatic representatives. 8 am-4:30 pm. $110. Register: uwsp.edu Stuffed Animal Sleep Over · Thurs.-Fri. 8/16-17, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Drop off toy Thurs. 6:30 pm for coloring, bedtime story; pick up Fri. 9 am. 715-261-7220 Marketplace Thursdays: TBD · Thurs. 8/16, 400 Block, Wausau. Family friendly entertainment noon-1 pm. Market 9 am-2 pm. wausauevents.org Recycled CD Coasters · Thurs. 8/16, Marathon Co. Library, Rothschild. Use recycled CDs and craft supplies to make set of coasters. 6 pm. 715-359-6208 Kids History Day · Thurs. 8/16, Woodson History Center, Wausau. Explore local history in a day camp atmosphere. 10 am-2 pm. Free. Details TBA Marathon County Historical Society Facebook page. Register now at 715-842-5750 LEGO Block Party · Fri. 8/17, Marathon Co. Library, Marathon. Creative projects. 1 pm. 715-443-2775 Babysitting Rocks! · Sat. 8/18, YWCA, Wausau. Ages 10+ learn to respond to emergencies, make decision under pressure, communication, more. 10 am-2 pm. $40. Register: ywcawausau.eventbrite.com Minocqua Dragon Boat Festival · Sat. 8/18, Torpy Park, Minocqua. Teams of 16-20 paddlers and a drummer race boats with children’s activities, food, music stage and more. 8 am-5 pm. minocquadragonboat.com Teen Anime Afternoon · Mon. 8/20, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Teens screen “Tales of Agriculture,” “Monthly Girls’s Nozaki-kun,” “One Week Friends,” “Tsukgakirei.” 1 pm. 715-261-7200 Boys Only Gymnastics Camp · Mon.-Wed. 8/20-22, YMCA, Wausau. Ages 5-12 work on vault, high bar, floor exercise, rings, parallel bars. 1-3 pm. $119, $101 members. woodsonymca.com, 715-845-2177 Toddler Tuesday: Giant Giraffe · Tues. 8/21, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Ages 18 mos.-4 years share hands-on art projects. 10:30 am-noon. 715-845-7010 Boys and Girls Club Summer Farewell BBQ · Wed. 8/22, Boys & Girls Club, Wausau. Bring family for variety show, BBQ, games and fun. 4:30-7 pm. bgclub.com Art Time for Tots: Gangly Giraffes · Wed.-Thurs. 8/22-23, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Ages 18 mos.-4 years share the story of perseverance through movement and hands-on art making. 9:30-10:30 am or 11 am-noon. Registration required: 715-845-7010 Marketplace Thursdays: Central Wis. Tommy Ensemble · Thurs. 8/23, 400 Block, Wausau. Family friendly entertainment noon-1 pm. Market 9 am-2 pm. wausauevents.org Drive-in Movie and Family Pajama Party · Thurs. 8/23, Marathon Park Grand Stand, Wausau. Carnival games 6-8 pm followed by family friendly movie 8-10 pm. Rain location: Marathon Park Multi-Purpose Buildings. Free. 715-261-1550 Art 4 You: Gangly Giraffes · Thurs. 8/23, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. 4 year olds share the story of perseverance through movement and hands-on art making. 1-2 pm. Registration required: 715-845-7010 Vintage Board Game Night · Fri. 8/24, Woodson History Center, Wausau. 100+ games, play one provided, or bring own to share. Popcorn provided. 7-10 pm. Free. 715-842-5750, marathoncountyhistory.org


Art Babies: Jitterbug Giraffe · Fri. 8/24, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Ages birth-18 mos. enjoy images, sounds and stories inspired by Federico Uribe’s exhibit. 10:30-11:15 am. Register: 715-845-7010 Ted’s Trek: 5K Glow Run/Walk · Fri. 8/24, Weston Lanes. Promotes organ donation awareness with music by Brad Emanuel 7-11 pm, raffles, stories, 5K run/walk and kids run. 8:30-11 pm. $25 5K, 10 kids run. Register: runsignup. com, northcentralwidonatelife.com Edgar Steam Show · Fri.-Sun. 8/24-26, W4255 Hilldale Drive, Edgar. Live music, flea market, demos, tractor parade, and more around large display of antique machines. Gates open 6 am daily. $20 adult daily, $25 weekend, free 12 and under. Edgarsteamshow.com LEGO Block Party · Fri.-Sat. 8/24-25 & Mon. 8/27, Marathon Co. Library. Creative projects. Fri. at Marathon branch 1 pm; Sat. in Wausau 1:30 pm; Mon. in Hatley 3 pm. 715-261-7200 Irishfest Central Wisconsin · Sat. 8/25, Kennedy Park, Weston. Celebrates music, dance and food of Ireland with bike ride, fireworks and more. 10 am-11:15 pm. Details, schedule: Irishfestcentralwisconsin.com Tots in the Gardens · Tues. 8/28, Monk Gardens, Wausau. Age 3-5 adventure with nature using alphabet as a guide with crafts, activity, snacks. Runs second and fourth Tuesdays. 10 am. $4 or $2 members, accompanying adults free. 715-261-6309 Marketplace Thursdays: Mischief & Magic · Thurs. 8/30, 400 Block, Wausau. Family friendly entertainment noon1 pm. Market 9 am-2 pm. wausauevents.org Free Play Friday · Fri. 8/31, Monk Botanical Gardens, Wausau. Explore gardens, grab bug net, try plant and animal identification, use magnifying glass. 1 pm. $3, free for members. 715-261-6309 LEGO Block Party · Fri. 8/31, Marathon Co. Library, Marathon. Creative projects. 1 pm. 715-443-2775

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For kids who love pizza join us for one of our summer Kid’s Club make it yourself days! What you will get - One make yourself 9” one topping pizza, choice of a beverage and an ice cream treat. We provide a chef’s hat and apron. Cost is $5/child.

CLUB DATES:

JUNE 19, 26 • JULY 17, 24 • AUGUST 14, 21 • 10:30 AM Call the Schofield location to sign up: 715.355.5800

September

Art Park Open Studio · Sat. 9/1, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Drop in to imagine inventing a bird species while creating a cut-paper collage. 1-3 pm. 715-845-7010 LEGO Block Party · Tues. 9/4, Marathon Co. Library, Mosinee. Create projects. 3:30 pm. 715-693-2144 Marketplace Thursdays: Catfish & Caviar · Thurs. 9/6, 400 Block, Wausau. Family friendly live music noon-1 pm. Farmers market 9 am-2 pm. wausauevents.org Run for the Fallen · Sat. 9/8, Towering Pines Park, Kronenwetter. Honor the memory of first responders on 9/11 with 5K, 10K, 1 mile firefighter challenge and 1 mile kid’s run. 8:45 am. Registration, costs and details at Runforthefallenwi.com Sensory Story Time · Sat. 9/8, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Movement, stories, music and play for children of all abilities. 9:15-9:45 am. Free. 715-261-7220 Family Garden Club · Sun. 9/9, Monk Botanical Gardens, Wausau. Play, learn, explore with new topic each month including gardening, wildlife, bugs, birds. Runs second Sunday of month. 2 pm. $2 per child, free members and accompanying adults. 715-261-6309 Marketplace Thursdays: TBD · Thurs. 9/13, 400 Block, Wausau. Family friendly entertainment noon-1 pm. Market 9 am-2 pm. wausauevents.org Healthy Family Night · Thurs. 9/13, Central Wis. Children’s Museum, Stevens Point. Healthy meal with activity and program for the entire family. 5-8 pm. Dinner $3 per person, free under 2. Cwchildrensmuseum.org 5th Quarter · Fri. 9/14, Smith Center, Merrill. Grades 6-8 enjoy inflatables, dancing, games. 6-9 pm. merrillparkandrec.com Youth Duathlon · Sun. 9/16, Aspirus YMCA, Wausau. Kid-friendly distances for ages 6-18. Short course: 1/2 mile run and 2 mile bike ride; Long Course: 2 mile run and 4 mile bike ride. 8 am. $15. woodsonymca.com, 715-845-2177

Schofield 5811 Bus 51 South 715-355-5800

HALF DAY $ 115

CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS

MORNING | 9–12PM

FULL DAY $ 200

AFTERNOON | 12:30–3:30PM Campers attending full days should bring lunch. Lunch Time is supervised.

June 18-22: STEAMPUNK

July 30-Aug 3: Art in Technology

June 25-29: Mythology

August 6-10: Comic Book Art

July 9-13: Dia de Los Muertos

August 13-17: Art of the Ages

July 16-20: American Folk Art

August 20-24: Fantastical World of Art

July 23-27: Urban Art

August 27-31:

Register Today! ONLINE cvawausau.org PHONE 715.842.4545 MAIL 427 N. 4th St., Wausau, 54403

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Center For the Visual Arts Camps

ARTventure Camps · Mon.-Fri., Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau. Sessions feature individual and collaborative projects, weekly themes, experience life of a working artist. Morning 9 am-noon; afternoon 12:30-3:30 pm; all day (bring lunch) 9 am-3:30 pm. $115 half day, $200 full day. Register: cvawausau.org. Runs Mon.-Fri. weeks of 6/18, 6/25, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27

Chism Trail Ranch, Merrill

Register, details at chismtrailranch.com, 715-432-7444 Summer Horsemanship Camps · Ages 6-16 of all levels of experience taught safety and responsibility for horse by grooming, feeding, saddling and more. Three sessions, Mon.-Thurs. 7/8-12, 8/5-9 and 8/19-23. Half day: Mon.Thurs. 9 am-noon, $310; All day Mon.-Thurs. 9 am-5:30 pm, $520; Overnight Sun. 7 pm-Thurs. 5:30 pm, $620. Rodeo Skills Camp · Tues.-Thurs. 6/12-14, $500

Wausau Area YMCA Camps

Details and registration at 715-849-2267 or woodsonymca.com. Cost listed for members /general Woodson YMCA Day Camps · Aspirus Branch Day Camp Pavilion or Camp Sturtevant. Kinder cubs ages 3-6, Pioneers ages 5-6, Trailblazers 7-8, Pathfinders ages 9-13. Full day $188/$218; half day $106/ $121 Afternoon Camp · Camp Sturtevant. Kids enrolled in Wausau or DC Everest summer school are integrated into age groups for afternoon. $90/ $105 YMCA Sports Camps · Camp Sturtevant. Ages 8-14 learn or hone skills in a particular sport in week-long session. Full time $188/ $218. Part-time (3 days or less) $128 /$158. Runs Mon.-Fri.: 7/13-27 Extreme Sports; 7/30-8/3 Team Sports; 8/6-10 Golf Aspirus YMCA Ranch Camps · Weston branch. Ages 8-16 learn basic horse activities such as grooming, feeding, tack; also crafts, swimming, field games. $249/$279 • Wranglers in Training · Mon.-Fri. 6/25-29. For beginning rider: horse behavior, walking and trotting. • Wranglers · Mon.-Fri. 7/9-13. Learn patterns and games on horseback designed to enhance riding skills • Boots N Bits · Wed.-Fri. 7/16-20. Learn about different horses. Rides focus on walking and trotting • Western Week · Mon.-Fri. 7/23-27. Learn about living in the wild west. Activities include making butter, shooting BB guns, and lasso • Rodeo Camp · Mon.-Fri. 7/30-8/4. Barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, how to rope. Real rodeo demo • All Around the Farm Yard · Mon.-Fri. 8/6-10. Riding with other farm animals such as Ernie the Pot Belly Pig, Puff the Goat, Rodriquez the Steer and more • Trail Riders · Mon.-Fri. 8/13-17. Ride horses around YMCA grounds. Must have prior experience or have attended at least one week of camp. • Just Horsing Around · Mon.-Fri. 8/13-17. Each rider reflects on their summer of riding. YMCA Explorers Camp · Mon.-Fri. 6/25-29, 7/9-13, 7/308/3, 8/6-10, Camp Sturtevant, Wausau. Ages 10-14 kayak Eau Claire River, hike Rib Mountain, and more. Attend camp normally Mon.-Tues., overnight Wed.-Thurs. and return home Fri. $219, $199, $179. YMCA Resident Camp · Sun.-Sat. 8/2-18, Camp Jorn, Manitowish Waters. Adventures include tubing, riding horses, swimming, kayaking, games, campfire, more. $493, $426, $361. Optional bus transport. YMCA Leadership Camp · Ages 11-16 adventure with 3- or 4-day trips throughout Wisconsin. Days not on trail spent at Camp Sturtevant. $241, $219, $199. 6/11-15 Climb & Zip · 6/18-22 Cavin’ & Campin’ · 6/25-29 Apostle Islands · 7/9-13 Pack & Play · 7/16-20 Extreme Teen · 7/23-27 Paddle, Fish, Camp · 7/29-8/3 Wander Wisconsin · 8/6-10 Slippin’ & Slidin’ · 8/2-24 Copper Falls

Central Wisconsin Environmental Station Camp, near Amherst Junction on Sunset Lake

Greenheck Fieldhouse Camps

Camp hours 6:30 am-6 pm Mon.-Fri. Breakfast, lunch, snack included. Limited space. Details, register: dce.k12.wi.us, 715-359-6563 ext. 4 or 5 Twin Oaks Camp · 7/30-8/3. Backyard camping for ages 8-12, $205 Leadership Camp · 7/9-13. Mission Impossible for ages 11-13, $205 Adventure Camp · For ages 5-12, $184 per week Mon.-Fri.. Runs June 11 thru week of Aug. 27. After Summer School Camp · Mon.-Fri. 6/18-22, 6/25-29, 7/9-13, 7/16-20. Half days. $105 per week, $420 all four Preschool Camp · Same weeks as adventure camp. For ages 4-5 who have not attended Kindergarten, $184 Sports Camp · Guided by DC Everest coaches and qualified staff. For ages 8-12. $205. 6/11-15 and 8/6-10 Golf · 6/18-22 Wacky Sports · 6/26-39 Boys baseball · 7/9-13 Girls softball · 7/16-20 All ball sports · 7/23-27 Flag Football · 7/30-8/3 Lacrosse · 8/13-17 Sports blow out

Stevens Point Area YMCA Camps

Most held at Camp Glacier Hollow, 14 miles east of Stevens Point, unless otherwise noted. Details, registration at glacierhollow.com Campers For LIFE: Nature Quest · Sun.-Sat. 6/24-6/30. For ages 8-13. $530, $480, $410 Camp Wise Spirits · Sun.-Sat. 7/8-14. For girls ages 8-14. $530, $480, $410 (horse option +$160) Beginning Adventurers: Nature Quest · Sun.-Wed. 7/1518. For ages 7-10. $405, $350, $270 The Adventurer: Nature Quest · Sun.-Sat. 7/22-28. For ages 8-13. $560, $500, $430 Timbertop Camp · Sun.-Sat. 8/5-11. For ages 8-13 with learning disabilities. $575, $505, $435 Splash & Sport: Nature Camp · Sun.-Sat. 8/12-18. For ages 8-13. $530, $480, $410 Glacier Hollow Day Camps · For ages 7-12. Bus transportation from Stevens Point YWCA to Camp. Each week has a theme to compliment regular camp activities. Mon.-Fri. 9 am-4:30 pm. Most sessions $175/week members, $190 general. Day camps run Mon.-Fri. each week starting June 6, thru week of Aug. 27

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All Stars Great Escape Day Camp · YMCA, Stevens Point. Ages 7-10 play traditional activities with sports theme of the week, lunch included. Mon.-Fri. 9 am-4:30 pm. 2 days: $82/$92; 3 days $114/ $129; 4 days $140/ $156; 5 days $160/ $175. 6/11-15 Kick Off · 6/18-22 Basketball · 6/25-29 Endzone Excitement · 7/2-6 (no camp 7/4) All Stars Break · 7/9-13 Diamond Days · 7/16-20 Take It To The Courts · 7/23-27 All Star Pride · 7/30-8/3 All Stars Olympics · 8/6-10 Sports World-Wide · 8/13-17 Finale Horsemanship Camp · Heartland Stables, Custer. Start at YMCA, transport to camp. Safety, grooming, feeding, breeds, riding. Mon.-Fri. 8:30/9 am-4:30 pm. $310/ $330. 6/25-29 and 7/23-27 Ages 9-14 beginners · 8/20-24 Ages 10-14 advanced

UWSP Central Wisconsin Environmental Station Camps

Located near Amherst Junction on Sunset Lake, unless otherwise noted. Register: uwsp.edu/cwes, 715-346-2937 Everything Under the Sun · Sun.-Fri. 6/10-15. Ages 9-11 enjoy kayaking, archery, nature photography, more. $400, $440 with horseback ride Hike & Adventure Trip · Sun.-Fri. 6/17-22, Devil’s Lake State Park. Ages 14-16: rock climbing, hike, camp. $450 Outdoor Skills · Sun.-Fri. 6/17-22. Ages 10-12 fly fish, climb trees, build shelters and more. $400 Sky’s the Limit · Sun.-Fri. 6/24-29. Ages 11-13 enjoy traditional camp activities and overnight campout. $400 Outdoor Leaders · Sun.-Thurs. 7/8-12. Ages 16-18 explore outdoor careers with hands-on experiences. $375 Outdoor Odyssey · Sun.-Fri. 7/15-20. Ages 12-14: traditional camp fun, overnight outpost stay. $450 Pedal and Paddle Adventure Trip · Sun.-Fri. 7/22-27. Ages 12-14: camping, bike Elroy-Sparta Trail and kayak Kickapoo River. $450 Earth Explorers · Sun.-Wed. 7/29-8/1. Ages 7-9 enjoy swimming, crafts, pond exploration and campfires. $300 Everything Under the Sun · Sun.-Fri. 8/5-10. Kayaking, archery, crafts, nature photography and tubing. $440 Elements · Sun.-Thurs. 8/12-16. Explore themes of earth, sun, water and wind. $350 


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1201 West Stewart Avenue, Wausau Open 11:00 am to 8:00 pm Open Daily June 2 through September 3

FEATURING H Train Rides H Soft Serve Ice Cream H Concessions H Outdoor Seating H Reservable Shelter for groups up to 50 OPERATED BY

Wausau and Marathon County Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department

212 River Drive, Ste. #2 Wausau, WI 54403-5476 715-261-1550

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FOR THE DOGS

The places and events all about them

Weston Dog Park Adjacent to Kellyland Park, north of Schofield Ave., off Fuller Street at 6100 Rogan Lane • 40 fenced acres, mowed paths ideal for both master and friend. Pet watering station, agility course, dog training and exercise area and waste bag dispensers. Dogs must be leashed going to and from the park, but off-leash within this and any dog park. Clean up messes. Dogs must be licensed, vaccinated and with identification tags. No dogs under 4 months, aggressive, ill or in heat. Open daily 6 am–11 pm. 715-359-9988. Marathon Park On Stewart Avenue, Wausau. Inside the fenced arena between the basketball courts and Multi-Purpose Building No. 1 • Off-leash dog exercise area. Owners must stay inside fence with their pet and clean up. The nearest faucet is in the ice arena, so bring water and a dish. Doesn’t attract a steady crowd, so plan a doggy date with a friend. Open daily sunrise to 11 pm. 715-261-1550.

Wausau parks off-leash time In three city parks dogs may roam off-leash during designated times within certain areas, which are not fenced, but well-marked. No aggressive dogs. Clean up after your dog. Must be leashed outside marked areas: Memorial Park 6–9 am daily; small peninsula near the boat launch Oak Island Park 6–9 am and 6–9 pm daily; south end near the skate park, between walkway and river Riverside Park 6–9 am and 6–9 pm daily; on Picnic Island Point Dog Park 601 Mason St., Stevens Point. Dogs must be licensed, vaccinated and healthy • About 30 acres, with fenced area. Waste bag dispensers, garbage containers and benches. Dogs must be accompanied by a person age 14 or older and must be leashed outside designated fenced area. Open daily 6 am–11 pm. 715-341-1136, stevenspoint.com.

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Kronenwetter Bark Park 2350 Sunny Meadow Dr., within Friendship Park, Kronenwetter • Dogs must be licensed, vaccinated and goodtempered. Fenced, with no separate small dog area. Bring water and clean up after your dog. Open daily 7 am–10 pm. 715-693-4200. Standing Rocks Park dog exercise area East of Stevens Point 7 miles, between Custer Road and Bear Lake Road • Large fenced-in area with mowed trails. $4 per dog daily, $30 season; $65 season for three dogs. 715-346-1433, co.portage.wi.us Merrill Dog Park In the Merrill Area Recreation Complex, 1100 Marc Dr. • New 2.5-acre off-leash area, with separate spaces for small and large dogs. Limit three dogs per person. Dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting facility. Fill holes created by dogs. No food or glass. No aggressive, sick or unlicensed dogs. $2 donation requested. Open daily dawn to dusk. 715-536-7313.


Paws ‘N Play Dog Park Peach and 21st streets, Marshfield • Several acres at the fairground. No aggressive dogs or dogs in heat. Must be licensed, immunized and kept on a leash until in park. Pick up all waste, fill any holes created by dog. No human food or glass, no puppies under 4 months or children under 8 years. Donations welcome. Open every day, except during fair. 715-897-1123.

Other doggy doings Run for Their Lives 5K · Sat. 6/2, Immanuel Baptist Church, Wausau. Chipped 5K, separate starting lane for runners with dogs; kids activities. Benefits Humane Society of Marathon Co. 7-11 am. $30. Register: active.com Pooch Parade Pet Costume Contest · Sat. 6/2, Central Wis. Convention & Expo Center, Rothschild. Rescue, Adopt, Donate of Wisconsin event: Photo booth, K-9 demo, games, activities, pet costume contest. Register pet by 2:30 pm. 1-4 pm. Free admission. Radwisconsin.org Critters and Blues · Sat. 6/2, Central Wis. Convention & Expo Center, Rothschild. Full day of events for Rescue, Adopt, Donate (RAD) Wisconsin. Pooch Parade 1–4 pm features family fun with photo booth, K-9 demo, games, activities, pet costume contest. Register pet by 2:30 pm, all dogs must be on leash and have current rabies tag. Evening party begins 5 pm with live music from Michael Murphy and the Mob, Bobby Blue Tortured Soul and Marty Frei; raffle, cash bar, food. Free admission to all events. radwisconsin.org Walk for Wags · Sun. 6/3, Pfiffner Pioneer Park, Stevens Point. 1.5 mile walk with dogs with pet fashion contest, games, vendors, music and more. Dogs must be on a leash and current on vaccinations. 10:30 am registration, 11 am walk. $50. Register: hspcwi.org Tail Waggin’ Tutor · Thursdays 6/14-28, TB Scott Free Library, Merrill. Readers of all abilities join therapy dogs to read a special book. Noon. Pre-registration required: 715-536-7191 Paws in the Park · Sat.-Sun. 6/16-17, Torpy Park, Minocqua. Dog agility demo, pet expo and Dock Dogs of Wisconsin. 9 am. Schedule, details at Minocqua.org Dog Therapy Workshop · Tues. 6/19, Helke Funeral Home, Wausau. Presented by local Therapy Dogs chapter about benefits and what services dogs and staff offer. Light lunch and door prize. 11 am. Free. Limited space, reserve at 715-842-3993 Wild Wednesday at the Zoo · Wed. 6/20, Wildwood Zoo, Marshfield. Features Marshfield Police K-9 program. 11–11:45 am or 1–1:45 pm. Held rain or shine. Free. 715-384-4642 Dog Gone Pool Party · Sun. 6/24, Mon. 7/30 and Sun. 8/12, Splash Pad Marathon Park, Wausau. Off-leash dog romp, dogs must be vaccinated and licensed. Prizes and cleanup bags provided. 5:30–8 pm. $5 ages 14+, free age 13 and under with requisite paid adult. 2 dogs per adult limit. 715-261-1550 PAWS to Read · Marathon Co. Public Libraries. Kids practice reading to a therapy dog. Rothschild · Tuesdays 6 pm on 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24. 715-359-6208 Wausau · Thursdays 1 pm on 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26. 715-261-7200 

St. Paul’s UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

BRAT STAND

WEDNESDAYS: 3-8 PM June 20- August 22

In the Alley Between Intermission Bar & St. Paul’s Community Center On 4th Street - Wausau

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2018 August 6 - 9 • 4–7pm August 10 • 8am–6pm Every Tuesday; 1-4 pm June 19-August 14, 2018 June 19 *No MS Tuesday onto church July and 3rd! Bring your bikes th

June 19th

we will take our CHURCH VAN to Pastor Phil’s for a fun-filled day of biking, games, swimming, & *grilling out.

Registration Required for VBS & MS Tuesdays

Bring your bikes to church and we will take our CHURCH VAN to Pastor Phil’s for a fun-filled day of biking, games, swimming, & *grilling out.

*Suggested $5 donation/child to help cover lunch expenses. All Children under the age of 18 must bring a signed consent form to participate in this event. SUNBLOCK, Swim suits, & towel encouraged.

ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

*Suggested $5 donation/child to help cover lunch expenses. All Children under the age of 18 must bring a signed consent form to participate in this event. SUNBLOCK, Swim suits, & towel encouraged.

Sponsored by St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. All participants MUST HAVE permission forms and be registered with our church office. (715) 842-3733.

426 Washington St., Wausau

HIDDEN FENCES • Exclusive FM Radio Signal • 2-Year Battery Life • Lifetime Equipment Warranty • Competitor Servicing & Trade-ins Welcome

715-842-1103 shane@dogwatchwi.com

dogwatchwi.com Since 1990

Sponsored by St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. All participants MUST HAVE permission forms and be registered with our church office. (715) 842-3733.

715-842-3733 • stpauluccwausau.org

Healthy Options For Your Best Friend

406 S. 2nd Ave • Corner of 2nd & Stewart Avenues • 715-845-9191 Open: Monday-Friday 9 am - 7 pm • Saturday 9 am - 4 pm

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TENNIS COURTS Wausau area

Stevens Point area

Alexander Airport Park 625 Lakeview Dr., near Wausau Municipal Airport on the city’s southeast side • 2 courts, lighted, painted for pickleball Forest Park 3100 Ninth St., Wausau’s northeast side • 2 courts, unlighted, painted for pickleball Marathon Park 1201 Stewart Ave., Wausau, near the fairgrounds • 2 courts, lighted, painted for pickleball Memorial Park 505 Memorial Park Rd., off Sturgeon Eddy Road • 2 courts, lighted, 3 separate pickleball courts Oak Island 500 River Dr., Wausau, two blocks N. of E. Thomas St., near downtown • 6 courts, lighted Pleasant View 1221 Sumner St., east of 10th St. on Wausau’s northeast side • 2 courts, lighted Riverview Park By Riverview Elementary School, Wausau • 2 courts, unlighted Schulenburg Park 533 Summit Dr., Wausau’s northwest side • 2 courts, unlighted 3M Park 405 Park Blvd., off S. Third Ave., on Wausau’s southwest side • 2 courts, unlighted, painted for pickleball Wausau East High School 2607 N. 18th St., across from school entrance • 14 courts, unlighted Wausau West High School 1200 W. Wausau Ave. • 10 courts, unlighted Sunset Park 2390 Terrabonne Dr., Kronenwetter • 2 courts, unlighted

Liberty Park 6206 Lakeshore Dr., Rib Mountain. CTH N to Morning Glory Dr., to Lilac Lane and Lakeshore Dr. • 2 courts, unlighted South Mountain Elementary 5400 Bittersweet Rd., Rib Mountain • 2 courts Rib Mountain Elementary 2701 Robin Lane • 2 courts, lighted George Street Park George and Becker streets, Rothschild. From Bus. 51, two blocks E. on Weston Ave., right on George. • 1 court, unlighted D.C. Everest Jr. High 1000 Machmueller St., Schofield • 6 courts, unlighted D.C. Everest Sr. High Schofield. • 8 courts, lighted Greenheck Field House (indoor) Weston • 2 courts can be set up for tennis by reservation at 715-359-6563 Spring Street Park Spring and Robert streets, Schofield • 2 courts, unlighted, painted for pickleball Friendship Park 2350 Sunny Meadow Dr., Kronenwetter • 2 courts, unlighted

Merrill Merrill Senior High School 1201 N. Sales St. • 8 courts, lighted Ott’s Park 501 N. Foster St., at the end of Foster St. on Wisconsin River • 2 courts, unlighted Stange Park 209 W. Third St. along Prairie River • 2 courts, unlighted.

Ben Franklin Jr. High School 2000 Polk St., Stevens Point. Corner of Water and Polk streets • 6 courts, unlighted Goerke Park 1.5 miles west of Hwy. 10 exit, Stevens Point • 6 courts, lighted, one painted for pickleball Mead Park Corner of W. Clark (Hwy. 66) and W. Whitney, Stevens Point • 2 courts, lighted, painted for pickleball SentryWorld Sports Center 601 N. Michigan Ave., Stevens Point • 6 indoor courts open to the public. Daily 9 am–5 pm. Pricing, details at sentryworld.com, 715-345-1600 Stevens Point Area Senior High 1201 N. Point Dr. • 8 courts, unlighted. Open to the public in summer Easlan-Weslan Park 2200 Cedar Dr. (between Post Rd. and Hoover Ave.), Plover • 1 court, unlighted Little Plover River Park 1501 Hoover Park (off Hoover Ave.), Plover • 2 courts, lighted Woyak Sports Complex, Plover 2381 Cedar Drive, behind Boys & Girls Club • 2 courts, lighted. 715-345-5257 UW-Stevens Point 2100 Main St. • 8 unlighted outdoor courts in DeBot Tennis Center on Reserve St. • 4 lighted outdoor courts in Allen Center Courts on Illinois Ave. • 4 indoor courts in the Multi-Activity Center, limited hours, $5 day pass required. 715-346-4494 

Tennis lessons at Oak Island Park Offered by Wausau Parks Dept. for youth & family, with instructors in beginner through advanced levels. Rain site: Oak Island Shelter. Players furnish their own tennis racquet, water bottle and daily snack. Register online or at the office, 212 River Dr. 261-1550, ci.wausau.wi.us Wausau Youth Tennis Camps run Mon.–Fri. in weekly sessions June 11– Aug. 10 (no camp 7/4). Ages 5–6 $24 residents, $29 nonresidents; ages 7–17 $44 / $57. Lessons divided by age groups: Beginners age 5–6: 11 am–noon. Sessions week of June 11, June 18, June 25, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30 Beginners age 7–17: 9 am–noon or 1–4 pm. Sessions week of June 11, June 25, July 2 (8:15 am–noon), July 16, July 23, Aug. 6

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Intermediate age 5–6: 11 am–noon. Sessions week of June 25, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30 Intermediate age 7–17: 9 am–noon or 1–4 pm. Sessions week of June 18, July 9, July 30 Advanced age 7–17: 9 am–noon or 1–4 pm. Sessions week of July 2 (12:45–4:30 pm), July 30 Family Tennis Lessons Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays. 6–7:15 pm. For ages 5+. Families can have any combination of children and adults (minimum 2, maximum 4) for one price per session. Additional per extra child. Residents $70, non-residents $91 for 2–4 people (must include 1 adult). Additional children $14/$17. Session I June 11-28 • Session II July 2-19 • Session III July 23–Aug. 9


SHOP DONATE VOLUNTEER Please donate your good used furniture and other household items.

ST. VINCENT de PAUL Store & Ministry

Your Shopping Helps Others in our Community Housewares • Decor • Furniture

Clothing • Shoes • Accessories

Watch City Pages for: Summer Sales Golf Outing Other Great Events!

Books • Sporting Goods • And more!

131 W. THOMAS STREET, WAUSAU • 715-298-3028 • SVDPWAUSAU.ORG Mon & Thurs 9am-8pm / Tues, Wed & Fri 9am-5pm / Sat 9am-4pm Furniture pick-up service available

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SUMMER KICKOFF WEEKEND: June 15 & 17

June 15, Oak Island: Outdoor movie, crafts, kids fun run, games and more! June 17, 400 Block: Classic Car Show: 100+ classic cars line downtown w/ live music. Food vendors, pin-up contest and more!

THROUGH EVENTS

BALLOON & RIB FEST: July 12-15

Everyone’s favorite weekend! Airport: Features 3 nights of fireworks, 20 hot air balloons, ribs, kids games, live music and more!

BALLOON CHASE 5K RUN/WALK: July 14, 7:30AM Register by June 30 @ wausauevents.org • $25

Airport: Hot air balloons launch between 6–6:30am and the run “chases” them through the flat, scenic Southeast neighborhood. All participants receive a goodie bag, t-shirt, and pancake breakfast.

CHALKFEST: July 14-15

400 Block: Artists transform the sidewalks into works of art! Featuring live music & food vendors. Sign up early!

BIG BULL FALLS BLUES FEST: August 17-18

Fern Island. New this year FREE Shuttle! Featuring Walter Trout, Robben Ford, Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials and more! Tickets selling fast!

CONCERTS ON THE SQUARE:

Wednesdays: June 13 - August 22

400 Block: Bring your blankets and chairs but leave the dog at home. Ten nights of a variety of music and great times. Concerts run 6-8 pm. A Wausau tradition! (No concert July 4th)

MARKETPLACE THURSDAYS:

Thursdays, June 21-September 20

400 Block: Local farmers, makers, cooks and artists have fresh produce and unique gifts available every Thursday from 9 am-2 pm Live music every noon hour and GREAT food trucks!

BEER & BACON FEST: September 22

Fern Island: Featuring over 150 craft beers and 10+ bacon vendors, this is a dream festival come true! Tickets include beer, bacon and commemorative mug. Spicy Tie Band will play the event! $30 until July 1, $35 until event, $40 at the gate. SEE MORE DETAILS ONLINE! WANT TO VOLUNTEER? CLICK “GET INVOLVED” FOR MORE INFO!

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COURSES

Wausau area and Merrill Memorial Park 500 Memorial Park Rd., Wausau. 9 hole, water in play, mostly flat and lightly wooded Big Eau Pleine Park 3301 Eau Pleine Park Rd., Mosinee. 18 hole, multiple tees and pin positions. Mostly flat and wooded. $30 annual pass, $60 family; $4 daily; free 11 years and younger Yellow Banks 3903 Northwestern Ave., Weston. 9 hole, water in play on a few. Moderately hilly and mostly wooded Riverside Park 1700 O’Day St., Merrill. 12-hole, water in play. Mostly flat and moderately wooded Nokomis Community Park Cougar Ln., Tomahawk. 9 hole. Mostly flat, lightly wooded

TUESDAYS - THURSDAYS & SATURDAYS 5 - 9:00 p.m.

Stevens Point, Marshfield, Wisconsin Rapids areas Yulga Course 1301 Wojcik Memorial Dr., Stevens Point. 18 hole, multiple tees and pin positions. Mostly flat, moderately wooded McDill Pond Course 3899 Patch St., Stevens Point. 9 hole. Moderately hilly, wooded Standing Rocks 7695 Standing Rocks, Amherst. Three loops: 12-hole west, 9-hole middle, and 12-hole east. Moderately hilly, heavily wooded. $60 family season pass, $30 individual; $4 daily Mead Park 1201 W. Whitney St., Stevens Point. 9 hole, water in play. Mostly flat and lightly wooded.

South Wood County Park 6411 South Park Rd., Wisconsin Rapids. 12 hole, water in play on a few. Mostly flat and wooded North Wood County Park 7500 Park Lane, Arpin. 18 hole, multiple tees. Mostly flat and heavily wooded Braem Park 905 N. Cedar Ave., Marshfield. 18hole, multiple pin placements. Mostly flat and heavily wooded Wildwood Park 1800 S. Roddis Ave., Marshfield. 9 hole. Mostly flat and moderately wooded Robinson Park 1150 17th St. N., Wisconsin Rapids. 9 hole. Mostly flat, lightly wooded. 

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SKATEBOARD + BMX PARKS Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area (indoor) Second St., north of Bridge St. • Large indoor skate ramp open to members grades 4–12. Summer hours (June 8–Aug. 22) 10–11:45 am and 1–4 pm, weekdays. Wrist guards & helmets required. Bgclub.com, 715-845-2582 Oak Island Park, Wausau 500 River Dr., near just north of Thomas St. • Open 6 am–11 pm for skateboards, in-line skates & BMX bikes. Lighted facility. 715-261-1550 Kennedy Park, Weston 6002 Alderson St. • 8,000-square-foot skate and BMX park designed by Dreamland Parks. Open dawn to dusk. Safety gear recommended. 715-359-9988 Mosinee Skate Park 701 11th St., Rec. Center Park • Open dawn–11 pm for skateboards, in-line skates. 715-693-2275 Marshfield Skatepark 905 N. Cedar Ave. • Open 8 am–10 pm. For in-line skates, skateboards & BMX bikes. Helmets & pads strongly recommended. 715-384-4642

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Bukolt Park, Stevens Point End of Bukolt Ave., across from boat launch • Open daily dawn to dusk. 11,321 square feet, designed by New Line and built by California Skate Parks. BMX bikes without pegs, in-line skates allowed. 715-346-1531 Prairie River Skate Park, Merrill Corner of Hwy. 64 and Polk St. • Open daily dawn to dusk. Lighted facility. 715-536-7313 Witter Field, Wisconsin Rapids Corner of Eighth and Chestnut Streets • Open 7 am– 11 pm for skateboarding, aggressive in-line skating & BMX biking. Helmets & safety gear strongly recommended. Lighted facility with restrooms. 715-421-8240 Woyak Sports Complex, Plover 2381 Cedar Drive, behind Boys & Girls Club • Open 9 am –10 pm. In-line skate, roller skates, skateboard & BMX. Helmets, wrist guards, & knee pads recommended. 715-345-5257. 

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GOLF COURSES

Pine Valley Golf Course, near Marathon City.

It’s not just about the game. Many sport historic clubhouses and restaurants full of Wisconsin character. Explore some of the nearly 50 courses within about an hour’s drive of Wausau.

18 Holes Bass Lake Country Club W10650 Bass Lake Road, Deerbrook. North of Antigo 18 miles, off Hwy. 45 • 715-623-6196,
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 • Driving range, pro shop, restaurants. Par 71 Bull’s Eye Country Club (private) 2800 Ridgewood Trail, Wisconsin Rapids. 715-423-2230 
or 715-423-2225 • bullseyecountryclub.com • Open to outside groups of 12 or more golfers. Pro shop, restaurant, banquet hall. Par 72 Eagle River Golf Course 457 E. McKinley, Eagle River. Hwy. 45, past bridge • 715-479-8111, eaglerivergolfcourse.com • Driving range, pro shop, PGA pro, restaurant. Par 71 Foxfire Golf Club 215 Foxfire Drive, Waupaca. 715-256-9000, playfoxfiregolf.com •
Pro shop, restaurant. Par 70 Glacier Wood Golf Club 604 Water St., Iola. 715-445-3831, glacierwoodiola.com • Driving range, pro shop, restaurant. Par 71 Greenwood Hills Country Club (private) 2002 Poplar Lane, Wausau. greenwoodhillscc.com, 715-849-1772 course, 715-848-2004 clubhouse • Pro shop, PGA pro, restaurant & bar, event and banquet space. Par 72 Indianhead Golf Course 966 Indianhead Drive, Mosinee. Hwy. 153 west, toward Industrial Park. Indianheadgolfcourse.com, 715-693-6066 • Driving range, pro shop, PGA pro, restaurant, banquet facilities. Par 72 Inshalla Country Club N11060 Clear Lake Road, 2 miles north of Tomahawk off CTH U. 715-453-3130 • Driving range, pro shop, restaurant and banquet hall. Par 70 Lake Arrowhead Golf Club 1195 Apache Lane, Nekoosa. Lakearrowheadgolf.com, 715-325-2929 • Golf pro, pro shop, driving ranges, two 18-hole courses in lake setting. Par 72

Marshfield Country Club 11426 Wren Road, 2 miles west of Marshfield on CTH H. golfmcc.com, 715-384-4409 • Driving range, restaurant. Par 70 Merrill Golf Club 1604 O’Day St., Merrill. 715-536-2529, merrillgolfclub.com • PGA on staff, pro shop, restaurant, banquet facility. Par 72 Minocqua Country Club (private) 9299 Country Club Road, Minocqua. 715-356-5216 • Pro shop, driving range, PGA on staff, restaurant. Par 72 Nicolet Country Club 5245 Fairway Court. West of Laona 1 mile on Hwy. 8. 715-674-4780 • Driving range, pro shop. Par 67 Northwood Golf Course 3131 Golf Course Road. 2 miles west of Rhinelander on Hwy. 8. 715-282-6565, northwoodgolfclub.com • Driving range, PGA pro, pro shop, restaurant. Par 72 Pine Hills Golf Course Near North Star Casino, 50 miles east of Wausau. Take Hwy. 29 east to CTH U, then north through Gresham to Big Lake Road. 715-787-3778, pinehillsgolf.net •
Driving range, pro shop, restaurant. Par 72 Pine Valley Between Wausau and Marathon City. Take CTH O exit off Hwy. 29. 715-443-2848,
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Driving range, PGA pro, pro shop, restaurant. Par 71 Pinewood Country Club 20 miles north of Tomahawk, in Harshaw. Off Hwy. 51, turn right on Rocky Run Road, left on Lakewood. 715-282-5500, pinewoodcc.com • Driving range, pro shop, PGA pro on staff. Par 72 Ridges Golf Course 2311 Griffith Ave., Wisconsin Rapids. Ridgesgolfcourse.com, 715-424-3204 • Driving range, pro shop, restaurant. Par 72

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River Edge Golf Club 10191 Mill Creek Dr., Marshfield. riveredgegolfcourse.com, 715-676-3900
 • Driving range, pro shop. Par 72 St. Germain Golf Club 9041 Hwy. 70, 3 miles west of St. Germain. stgermaingolf.com, 715-542-2614 • Driving range, PGA pro, pro shop, restaurant. Par 72 SentryWorld Golf Course 601 North Michigan Ave., Stevens Point. 715-345-1600, sentryworld.com • PGA on staff, driving range, pro shop, restaurant, year-round indoor practice facility. Par 72 Stevens Point Country Club (private) 1628 Country Club Dr., Stevens Point. 715-345-8900
• Driving range, pro shop, PGA on staff restaurant and banquet facilities. Par 72 Timber Ridge Golf Club 10030 Timber Ridge Road. Just west of Hwy. 51, 4 miles south of Minocqua. Timberridgegolfclub.com, 715-356-9502 • Open to the public, driving range, PGA pro, pro shop , restaurant. Par 72 Trapp River T12102 CTH WW, 10 minutes north of Wausau. Trapprivergolf.com, 715-675-3044, • Driving range, PGA pro, pro shop. Par 72 Trout Lake Golf Club 3800 Hwy. 51, Arbor Vitae. 715-385-2189,
troutlakegolf.com • Driving range, pro shop, PGA pro.
Par 72 Wausau Country Club (private) 208 Country Club Road, Schofield. 715-359-6161 • PGA on staff,
driving range, pro shop, restaurant and banquet facilities. Par 71 Wisconsin River Golf Club 705 W. River Dr., Stevens Point. 715-344-9152, 
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Tribute Golf Course 1001 Golf Club Road, Wausau. 715-675-3663 •
 Practice range using own golf balls. Par 34 Big Sand Lake Golf Course 4710 Airport Road, 7 miles east of Phelps. 715-545-2484, bigsandlakeclub.com • Par 36 Big Stone Golf Course 847 Golf Course Loop Road, Three Lakes. Hwy. 45 north to Hwy. 32, then east. 715-546-2100, bigstonegolf.org • Pro shop, snack bar. Par 35 Black River Golf Club W5205 CTH O, Medford. 715-748-5520, blackrivergolf.com • Driving range, pro shop. Par 35 Club X to C W890 CTH C, Gleason. 715-536-1546, ClubXtoC.com. Pro shop, full service restaurant & bar with prime rib and chicken specials. Par 33 Crane Meadows Golf Course 8103 Zinser St., Weston. 715-355-1264. Par 36 Edgewater Country Club N10369 Echo Valley Road, Tomahawk. Exit 231 off Hwy. 51,
1 mile east. 715-453-3320, edgewatercc.com • Driving range, pro shop, restaurant. Par 36 Hidden Waters Golf Course E4480 Hwy. 2254, Waupaca. GolfHiddenWaters.com, 715-258-5054
• Driving range, restaurant. Par 36 Homestead Golf Course 3372 Hwy. 73 N., Wisconsin Rapids. Homesteadgc.net, 715-423-7577
• Pro shop, bar & grill. Par 34 Lake Forest Golf Course Hwy. 70 east of Eagle River 3 miles, left on Rangeline Road. 715-479-4211, lakeforest-golfclub.com
• Pro shop, restaurant, fitness center with indoor pool, sauna, massage and tennis. Par 36 Maple Hills Golf Club East of Wittenberg, exit 198 off Hwy. 29. 715-253-2448, golfmaplehills.com • Pro shop, restaurant. Par 36 19th Hole Golf Course 9067 Hwy. 70 West, 3 miles west of St. Germain. 715-542-4042 • Charming, small course with bar & grill, games room, mini golf. Par 27 Quig’s Maplewood Golf Course In downtown Pickerel. Northeast of Antigo take CTH A, then north on Hwy. 55. 715-484-4653, Maplewoodgolfcourse.com • Driving range, pro shop, bar & grill. Par 36 Plum Lake Golf Club 3160 Club House Road, Sayner. 715-542-2598, Plumlakegolf.com
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driving range, historic clubhouse dates back to 1923. Par 36 Rib Mountain Golf Course 3607 N. Mountain Road. 715-845-5570 • Restaurant and bar at Carmelo’s. Par 32 Riverview Golf Course W11817 Highland Road, west of Antigo 4 miles on Hwy. 64. 715-623-2663, kretzriverview.com
• Along Eau Claire River, driving range, pro shop, snack bar. Par 36 Rhinelander Country Club (private) 1699 Eagle St., Rhinelander. 715-365-3200
• PGA pro, pro shop, restaurant. Par 36 Tee-Hi Golf Club 580 Tee-Hi Place, Medford. 715-748-3990, TeeHiGolfcourse.com • Pro shop, snack shop. Par 31 Tri-City Golf Course
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Concerts on the Square

WEDNESDAYS JUNE 13–AUG. 22 (NO CONCERT JULY 4) 400 BLOCK, DOWNTOWN WAUSAU Wednesday nights are full of good vibes, a happy picnicking crowd, and great live music for all ages. It’s quintessential summer in Wausau, because this series is celebrating its 25th year! Haul your dinner, blankets and chairs to the square and kick back to free music starting 6 pm. This year’s lineup brings back three annual favorites, and lots of new sounds, including the funky, over-the-top Porky’s Groove Machine and the Irish folk-inspired Tallymoore. Arrive early to secure an optimal spot as the square fills up fast. Shows run 6–8 pm rain or shine, though may move indoors in extreme weather if possible. No pets and no smoking within the square. Buffet tables prohibited because of space limitations. Organized by Wausau Events and City Pages. Check their Facebook pages for day-of updates. 715-297-9531.


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July 11 | Johnny & the MoTones Local music hero John Altenburgh’s shakin’, swingin’ bluesy rock returns, hot on the heels of their new album that rocked the charts. Their annual performances on the square tend to attract the biggest crowd of the season. Watch for special guest musicians adding to the fabulous fun.

Aug. 15 | ◄ Porky’s Groove Machine It’s a night of over-the-top showmanship, personality and hilarity combined with crazy good musicianship with this Appleton based funk band, which this spring headlined a show at the Grand as winners of the Big Gig band competition. These guys know how to have fun with outrageous costumes, choreographed dance moves and the ability to get the audience involved. Seriously, they are a must-see.

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June 27 | Air National Guard Band This team performs a diverse musical repertoire that preserves our national heritage and instills pride as your warm up to the Fourth of July.

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Wisconsin River Pro Rodeo FRI–SUN JUNE 8–10 | MERRILL FESTIVAL GROUNDS

Real cowboys. Real bucking broncos. Real lotta fun. The animal athletes, the rodeo clown, the announcer and most of the contestants are professionals who travel across the country to perform. This annual rodeo in Merrill offers a whole weekend of family entertainment and promotes the sport of pro rodeo. Experience the Western heritage fun with pro rodeo shows each day—roping, barrel racing, steer racing, bronc riding and bull riding. In addition, find live music from high-energy country band Branded, vendors, a tractor pull and Sunday family fun day. Tickets: Adults $12 advance, $17 at gate; ages 6-12 $10 advance, $12 gate; 5 and under free. Family Pack $40 advance only; weekend pass $30 at gate on Friday. Details and advance tickets at wrpr.rodeo, 715-536-9474. FRIDAY 7:00 pm Rodeo performance 9:00 pm-midnight live music by Branded at beer stand

SATURDAY 8:30 am Antique Stock Tractor Pull weigh in followed by pulls Noon Food vendors open, beer stand open until midnight 7:00 pm Rodeo performance 9:00 pm-midnight live music by Branded at beer stand SUNDAY FAMILY DAY Noon Queen Coronation 1:00 pm Rodeo performance

Zillman’s Meat Market “Our Wurst is Best!”

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A Miss High Octane pin up contestant

Summer Kickoff Weekend FRIDAY JUNE 15 | OAK ISLAND PARK, WAUSAU SUNDAY JUNE 17 | 400 BLOCK, WAUSAU

Friday evening is mainly for families, but even adults will enjoy watching the movie Moana under the stars. Because the first thing kids want to do in summer is bust bedtime rules, this Friday night party is awesome for them, with entertainment, food, fun races, plus the playground of Oak Island Park. On Sunday for Father’s Day, come to the classic car event downtown. The retro theme is palpable, with live music from Carmen Lee playing rockabilly and country like nobody’s business, and the Miss High Octane family-friendly show where ladies costume up in 1940s–50s “pinup girls” style. Women from all over the state will appear, dressed to impress like Marilyn Monroe, Lucille Ball, Bettie Page and more.

FRIDAY AT OAK ISLAND PARK Events 5–9 pm except as noted • Music, photo booth, food vendors • Kid’s Fun Run race 6 pm. Several race lengths and age categories for kids 3–13+, from a 200 yard dash to half-mile. $3 per child, $5 max per family. Register on-site or in advance • Inflatable bounce house • Face painting, crafts, hands-on activities • Moana outdoor movie starts at dusk (around 9 pm) SUNDAY ON THE 400 BLOCK • Classic car show with 80+ cars on display 10 am–3 pm • Music by Carmen Lee and Tomorrow River 10:30 am–noon • Miss High Octane pin up contest at 1 pm on the stage • Food vendors on-site Other info including registration for Friday’s Fun Run at WausauEvents.org or call 715-297-9531. continues on 62

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Riverfront Rendezvous FRI–SUN, JUNE 29–JULY 1 PFIFFNER PARK, STEVENS POINT

This three-day festival along the Wisconsin River is the biggest free music event in the area. Yes it’s full of great concerts, but it’s also a family-favorite tradition with tons of food and all-ages fun. During the day families find entertainment in the South Tent like science experiments or a magic show. Bands perform throughout the weekend, ranging from jazz and folk to rock and country. On Sunday night the sky lights up with fireworks over the water.

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FRIDAY 7:00 pm | Scottie Miller Band playing roots, rock and blues on the Mainstage 7:00 pm | Club Soda Club playing pop and rock at the North Tent 7:00 pm | Porky’s Groove Machine playing funk at the Pfiffner Bldg. 9:00 pm | The Original Wailers playing reggae on the Mainstage SATURDAY 8:00 am | Carp Classic Fishing Contest at the Pfiffner Bldg. 9:00 am | Horseshoe Tournament at Mead Park 1:30 pm | Michael Sodnik playing pop and rock at the Mainstage

1:00 pm | Trivia Contest at the Pfiffner Building 1:00 pm | BINGO at the North Tent 1:30 pm | Mad Science experiments at South Tent 3:30 pm | Jerry Frasier performing comedy and magic at the South Tent 4:30 pm | Red Rose playing funk and dub with looping at the Pfiffner Bldg. 7:00 pm | Vada’s Rockhouse playing rock at the North Tent 7:30 pm | Them Coulee Boys playing bluegrass at the Pfiffner Bldg. 7:15 pm | The Snow Birds playing pop and rock at the Mainstage 9:15 pm | Tonic playing pop and rock at the Mainstage

SUNDAY 9:00 am | Horseshoe Tournament at Mead Park 1:00 pm |Emergency Vehicle Display on Crosby Ave 1:00 pm | Kids Day with games and prizes in the South tent 1:00 pm | BINGO at the North Tent 1:00 pm |Poetry Reading at the Pfiffner Bldg. 1:00 pm |Good for the Soul playing blues and soul the on the Mainstage 3:30 pm | Kenny Ahern performing comedy in the South Tent 5:30 pm | Soul Symmetry playing jam tunes at the Pfiffner Bldg. 6:15 pm | WheelHouse playing bluegrass on the Mainstage 7:00 pm | Back’n Kickin’ Band playing classic rock and country at the North Tent 8:15 pm | Copper Box playing roots and rock on the Mainstage 9:15 pm | Lighted Boat Parade at Bukolt Park Dusk | Fireworks at the riverfront

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July 4th celebrations

Here are three big events around Wausau to celebrate Independence Day this year. Of course, these aren’t the only special festivities happening around the holiday, which falls on Wednesday this year. Community parades, fireworks and live music are happening everywhere throughout the week. But when you want to go big or all-day-long, check out these fests:

Wausau Area Fourth of July Festival WED.-SUN. JULY 4-8 | MARATHON PARK FAIRGROUND, WAUSAU

The annual carnival-like event and fireworks return to the fairgrounds with rides, food, live music in the beer tent, and all sorts of family-friend fun. This year features grandstand entertainment by the fabulous party rock band Boogie & Yo Yoz. General admission, kid shows and beer tent entertainment are free. Must purchase button for grandstand shows.

Independence Day Festival and Car Show SUNDAY JULY 1 | WILLOW SPRINGS GARDEN, NORTH OF WAUSAU This is an absolutely charming, entertaining, patriotic family event in the country. All day long enjoy horse drawn wagon rides, a petting zoo, car show, craft booths, blacksmith demo, live music, food, and historic re-enactors. Fireworks at dark follow a patriotic tribute. Free admission. 8 am–10 pm. 715-675-1171, Willowspringsgarden.net, and on Facebook.

SCHEDULE MIGHT CHANGE, WHAT FOR UPDATES • Nick Kids Show performances throughout the day, Wednesday • Carnival ride specials: $20 wristband Thurs. 5-10 pm, Sat.-Sun. noon-5 pm • Boogie & Yo Yoz perform Friday night in the Grandstand • WILMRA Lawn Mower Races Wed. 1:00 pm • Demolition Derby Sun., 1:30 pm • Fireworks Wed. and Sat. at dark (around 9:45 pm) • Live music in the beer tent Wed., Thurs., Sat., • Gates open: Noon on Wed. & Sat.-Sun.; 5 pm Thurs.; 3 pm Fri. 3 pm • Check Wausauarea4thofjuly.org for updates on hours and special shows.

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WEDNESDAY JULY 4 | ATHLETIC PARK, WAUSAU

While the Wisconsin Woodchucks baseball team is away on the road, what can you do with the big stadium and adjacent park? Host an evening Fourth of July celebration, that’s what. The Woodchucks organization will open its gates open at 6:30 pm for people to come in and enjoy yard games, inflatables and face painting, and live music by Spicy Tie Band starting at 7 pm. Food and drink will be available for purchase, so no carry-ins. The “spectacular” fireworks show begins at around 9:50 pm. And yes, watching fireworks up close in the stadium is notably awesome. $5 admission. Woodchucks.com, 715-845-5055.

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The Northwoods Encore THURSDAY JULY 5 STIEHM STADIUM, DC EVEREST JR. HIGH, WESTON

Dramatic drums. Anthem blasting horns. Dancers and other performers. And they’re all dressed in spectacular, eye-popping costumes. Everyone’s hearts beat harder at a drum and bugle show, and this one pulls in the best from around the state and nation. The Drum Corps International Tour visits Wausau again this summer and is a must-see for fans of spectacle and music. It’s a terrific show for families that’ll keep even the youngest audiences enthralled. PERFORMING TROUPES: Blue Stars – La Crosse Colts – Dubuque, IA Genesis –Austin, Texas Madison Scouts – Madison Phantom Regiment – Rockford, Illinois Pioneer – Milwaukee Shadow – Oregon, Wis. Show begins 7 pm, gates open 5:30 pm. Tickets $15–$35 (plus $5.50 processing), based on premium seating. Children age 10 and under get $5 discount when purchased with full-price adult ticket in advance only, in Standard Section seating. Call 317-275-1212, or online at dci.org. Ticket prices increase $5 when online sales end. Box office opens day of show at 1:00 pm. Other details and ticket link at dci.org. continues on 66

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Balloon & Rib Fest THURS.–SUN. JULY 12–15 WAUSAU DOWNTOWN AIRPORT

Just call it Wausau’s Big Weekend, one of the area’s most popular events for good reason: hot air balloons, rib vendors, food trucks, live music, and three nights of the LARGEST fireworks show in the region. This four-day feast for the senses also offers a fabulous (and affordable) family area with bouncy rides and animal attractions. Bring a chair or blanket if you’re staying a while, especially into the night when most everyone finds a patch of grass to lounge back to watch the fireroaring balloon glows on the ground, followed by the fireworks. On Saturday remember to take a quick shuttle bus to downtown to see the artful color explosion of Chalkfest on the 400 Block. Another tip: The food lines can get super long around dinner time, so if a person in your party is known to get hangry, queue up early, just saying.

THURSDAY Ribs and other food served ($) 5–9 pm Petting zoo, camel & pony rides ($) 5–9 pm Kids rides & games ($) 5–9 pm Balloon set up/launch 6:30 pm Live music by Panic Station 6–10 pm Balloon glow 8:30 pm Beer garden ($) 5–10 pm Fireworks 9:45 pm FRIDAY Ribs and other food served ($) 5–9 pm Petting zoo, camel & pony rides ($) 5–9 pm Kids rides & games ($) 5–9 pm Beer garden ($) 5–10 pm Balloon set up/launch 6:30 pm Live music by Star-Six-Nine 6–10 pm Balloon glow 8:30 pm Fireworks 9:45 pm SATURDAY Balloon set up/launch 6–6:30 am Kiwanis pancake breakfast ($) 6–10:30 am Balloon Chase 5K run/walk 7:30 am Kite Club performance 11 am–3 pm EAA airplane and RC display 11 am–4 pm Ribs and other food served ($) 11 am–11 pm Kids rides & games ($) 11 am–9 pm Petting zoo, pony rides ($) 11 am–9 pm

Beer garden ($) 11 am–11 pm Live music: TBD 2–3:30 pm and 4–6 pm Camel rides ($) 5–9 pm Meet the pilots 5 pm Live music by BoomBoxx 6:30–10 pm Balloon set up/launch 6:30 pm Balloon glow 8:30 pm Fireworks 9:45 pm SUNDAY Balloon set up/launch 6–6:30 am Fearless Flow Yoga 6-7 am Kiwanis pancake breakfast 6–10:30 am NEED-TO-KNOW DETAILS Balloon events are weather dependent. Rain or even moderate wind can cancel a launch or glow. But a breezy day is good business for the kite displays on Saturday. See the Wausau Events Facebook page for updates. Admission is free but there is a fee for some attractions, like games, food and rides. No carry-ins, food and drink are sold on-site. You can bring your own chairs and blankets and choose a spot to watch the balloon glows, launches and fireworks. For real-time updates and more info, go to WausauEvents.org or check their Facebook page.

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5K run/walk at 7:30 am Saturday is scheduled to begin after the morning balloon launch 6–6:30 am. Registration $25 advance, $30 day-of, and includes pancake breakfast afterward. The course begins and ends at the airport. See WausauEvents.org to register. These fireworks are one of the biggest displays in the area. If you don’t make it to the airport grounds for a premium, close-up view, stake out a spot somewhere nearby, on or across Lake Wausau. Shuttle buses pick up and drop off right at the gate. They run every 20 minutes between the airport and downtown Wausau Thurs.Fri. 5–11 pm, and Sat. 11 am–11 pm, making several stops along the way, mostly on Grand Avenue. This service is a great way to shuttle between the airport and Chalkfest on Saturday, and helps alleviate traffic in the residential neighborhood around the airport. Parking is cramped, so these buses are the way to go. They run late enough to accommodate people staying for the fireworks. For a map of the bus stops, see WausauEvents.org. The airport is located on the city’s south side, west of Grand Avenue on Lakeview Drive. Visit WausauEvents.org for parking options.


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SAT.–SUN. JULY 14–15 | 400 BLOCK, WAUSAU Chalkfest celebrates 15 years this summer! In this annual event, anyone can be an artist, and the sidewalk is the canvas. More than 350 artists come together each year to embellish the pavement in a myriad of colorful designs. It’s a marvel to watch the hard-working artists, many covered head to toe with chalk color, as their pieces come alive. You’ll see a huge variety, from cartoon homages, to aweinspiring masterpieces. Take your time strolling around the block, and don’t look at each work just once. Come back later to see the finished product.

Artist registration (min. age 12): $22, includes materials (48 pieces of chalk, gloves, blending sponge). Additional materials on sale during the event. No oil pastels allowed. Registration and other important details at WausauEvents.org. For the kids project, ages 11 & under are encouraged to create their own drawing in an area designated for them. No registration necessary. $3 fee includes a box of chalk; $10 option includes set of pastels and sheet of paper to take home. Classes: artists can learn techniques that will be beneficial for creating their chalk masterpieces during classes outside the Center for the Visual Arts. Advance Technique Class Tues. 7/10 from 6-7 pm: Ages 14+ learn to use water to enhance the quality of their designs. Registration is required at chalkfestwausau@gmail.com. Intro to Chalk Technique Class Wed. 7/11 from 1-3 pm: Artists learn to prepare square using a grid method and how to prepare reference image. For details visit the Chalkfest Wausau Facebook page. Other details: In case of rain, plastic sheeting is available to cover artworks. The event will be canceled, with no refunds, in case of severe weather. continues on 68

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Wisconsin Valley Fair TUES–SUN, JULY 31-AUG. 6 MARATHON PARK, WAUSAU

Say sesquicentennial. Because this fair is celebrating 150 years, and going strong as one of the largest county fairs in Wisconsin. It’s six days of carnival rides, delicious food, farm animals, and national music acts. Open Tues. noon-10 pm, Wed.-Sun. 8 am-10 pm.

GRANDSTAND ENTERTAINMENT Concerts start at 7:30 pm. General admission seating free with gate admission to the fair, or buy reserved tickets: $5 for Kids From Wisconsin and the BMX Stunt Show; $25 for Skillet, Scotty McCreery and Trace Adkins. Call 715-261-1539, or go to WisconsinValleyFair.com.

Kids From Wisconsin (Tues): This organization has been around for 50 years, and will perform five decades of Broadway tunes with choreography featuring singers and dancers ages 15-20. Their Realize Your Dreams Outreach Session 3:30-4:40 pm for ages 7-14 reviews the fundamentals of dance, music composition, auditions and more. Details at kidsfromwisconsin.org.

Skillet (Wed.): This guitar-and screamheavy Christian rock band has earned two Grammy nominations and won a Billboard Music Award. Their 2012 album Awake was one of only three rock albums to hit platinum status that year. Scotty McCreery (Thurs.): You know him as the winner of the 10th season of American Idol who captured viewers with his big smile and deep singing voice. The 24-year-old country musician is still writing music. His song “Five More Minutes,” released in January 2018, became his first number one single. Trace Adkins (Fri.): With more than 11 million albums sold and three Academy of Country Music Awards, Trace Adkins has made a big mark on the music industry. The baritone and guitarist swings by as part of his 2018 How Did We Get Here Tour. Stunt Show (Sat.): Formed by an elite group of professional BMX rides, they entertain with high-flying tricks in a show with a professional announcer sharing non-stop humor and antics. Draft Horse Show and Demo Derby (Sun.): Not together, we’re sure. The draft horses always have been a big attraction and this year add ag flavor to the traditional Sunday car mayhem. Sunday shows generally start late afternoon, watch for updates. FAIR ADMISSION $6 before noon or after 9 pm, $9 between noon-9 pm, free 10 and under. wisconsinvalleyfair.com

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FRIDAY 5 pm | The Jay Edward Band honors the great blues artists of the past with a hard-hitting Chicago approach, and harmonica-fueled boogie tunes that compel you to get up and dance. 7 pm | The Jimmys are a funky and rambunctious band helmed by singer and keyboardist Jimmy Voegeli, of New Glarus, Wis. Influenced by Chicago blues, New Orleans funk and R&B, these guys with a red-hot horn section always bring down the house. 9 pm | Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials are back! The flamboyant Lil Ed is a showstopper with unmated infectious energy, backed by the masterful playing of his hard-rocking blues dance band. The recording artists from Chicago have released nine blues albums and toured the world.

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Big Bull Falls Blues Fest FRI.–SAT. AUG. 17-18 | FERN ISLAND PARK, WAUSAU For 27 years this high-volume, high-energy affair has anchored Wausau summers. This iconic event also happens to be the longestrunning blues festival in the state, and is still hot: VIP tickets sold out months in advance. This year sees the return of two major headliners, Lil Ed and Walter Trout, plus several hot newer acts from around the U.S. Music plays under the large tent, while the park is filled with food and drink vendors. Bring a chair, hang around the whole time, or come and go.

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SATURDAY 1 pm | Too Slim and the Traildraggers From Nashville, these guys play a blend of blues, rock and Americana. With Tim Langford on slide guitar, their wide-ranging style—gritty blues rock to country vibe—appeals to an array of audiences. 3 pm | Katy Guillen and the Girls Their indie rock sound is rooted in blues. One of Kansas City’s most distinguished acts, their imaginative songwriting and energetic sound with just the right amount of indiepop make them totally fun. 5 pm | Curtis Salgado is the guy who taught John Belushi about the blues, which inspired the famed Blues Brothers comedy routine. With a career spanning four decades Salgado performs soul, blues and R&B with powerful vocals and forceful harmonica. 7 pm | Robben Ford is a jazz, blues and rock vocalist and guitarist from California, named one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century” by Musician magazine and a five-time Grammy nominee. He’s shared the stage with celebrated artists including Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis, Brad Paisley and many others. 9 pm | Walter Trout is known as one of the fastest guitar slingers in the world and named the 2018 Blues Music Awards winner for best rock blues album for We’re all in This Together. Trout has bounced back from a liver transplant, and now performs his contemporary blues with more energy than ever.

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NEED TO KNOW General admission tickets $45 two-day ($50 at the gate); $15 Fri. only; $40/$45 Sat. only. VIP tickets sold out. For tickets call 877-220-7340 or go to WausauEvents.org. All ages, but must show ID for beer bracelet. No carry-ins allowed, except a cooler of ice. Bring your own lawn chair and a blanket. No smoking under tents, no firearms/weapons. Music plays rain or shine, except in severe weather. NEW! Shuttles run every 30 minutes between Bluesfest and stops at seven local hotels and Marathon Park. Shuttles run Fri. 3:30-11:30 pm; Sat. 11:30 am-11:30 pm.

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Bluegrass in the Pines THURS.–SAT. AUG. 23–25 | ROSHOLT FAIR PARK

This ninth annual festival really caters to true-blue bluegrass lovers, with music workshops on Saturday and eight bands—from across Wisconsin and the U.S.— rotating on the stage throughout the weekend. As WPR’s Wisconsin Life program said in 2017, the festival’s host, “Art Stevenson has been playing bluegrass in the Midwest for 25 years and for most fans, Stevenson is bluegrass in Wisconsin.” Experience a genuine vibe with a friendly crowd in a cozy venue. Camp on site and make a weekend of it.

Journal-Making Workshop Handcraft your own journal with a variety of materials including beads, handmade paper and items from nature. Guided by Sallie Bachar. August 24-25 Drum-Making Workshop Create your own natural-hide frame drum with the help of master drummaker Wayne Manthey. August 25-26

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LINEUP (exact times TBA) Art Stevenson & High Water The event host has been performing all over the Midwest since 1993 and is a regional bluegrass legend. Kevin Prater Band From Kentucky, this 5-piece blends gospel, classic country and vintage rock into their bluegrass. Sloppy Joe A local slopgrass favorite— think tall pines, cypress swamps and some good ole banjo and washboard. The Freight Hoppers This string band deeply rooted in Southern tradition will make you get up and dance. High 48s This Minneapolis-based band plays modern arrangements mixed with a traditional and original bluegrass. Unrelated Brothers Milwaukee band plays old-time bluegrass and country. Oak Street Ramblers Tight vocal harmonies define this Madison-based group playing folk, bluegrass stompers and country weepers.

Noah John & Ringing Iron Traditional bluegrass and gospel combined with Americana and country by this southeastern Wisconsin band. DETAILS Music runs 8 pm–midnight on Thursday, noon–midnight Fri.–Sat. For updated schedule and ticket info, visit highwatermusic.com or find Bluegrass in the Pines on Facebook. Other inquiries at 715-884-6996. All shows under a tent, rain or shine, with large dancing area. Bring lawn chairs. Food and drink for sale. Breakfast served in 4H building. Camping in the field east of the stage on first-come, first-serve basis (sites on the hill already full). Primitive sites $5 per night per person; electric site $20 per night. Admission at the door: Thurs. $10, Fri. and Sat. $20 each night. Free age 12 and under. No advance tickets. continues on 74

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THURSDAY JULY 19 | Local cocktail connoisseurs show how to use fruits and herbs from your garden to create craft cocktails—fresh oregano, basil, or elder flower, the right ingredients will create a taste to remember. This event really is a party, with brick oven pizza baked on-site and live music by the acoustic duo Open Tab. 6-10 pm. $25 members, $35 general; $35/$45 after 7/1.

SalsaFest

THURSDAY SEPT. 6 | Participate in a salsa-making contest and learn about different ways to make salsa from local experts. 6-8 pm, other details TBA.

Dirt to Pot Cooking Series

Local chefs show how to grow, harvest and prepare meals. All classes Mondays 6-8 pm. Members $25 per class, $40 for two, $100 for five; general $35/$60/$150. AUG. 6 | Chef James Meller from Daly’s creates the classic French vegetable dish, ratatouille. AUG. 13 | Dan Sosnowski of Politos demonstrates how to make a great pizza from dough to finish. AUG. 20 | Chef Eric Corbine of WOW shows his version of chicken caprese, and lemon-balsamic vinaigrette. AUG. 27 | Chef Brian Fruend of Ropa’s shows how to make versions of chicken dumpling soup from scratch. SEPT. 10 | Chef Nate Bychinski from Red Eye Brewing demonstrates how to grow and maintain a garden with variety for a diverse menu. Harvest from the garden and make a surprise dinner with what you find.


Jackpine Jamboree THURS.-SUN., AUG. 30-SEPT. 2 WILDLIFE CAMPGROUND, BIRNAMWOOD “Rain or shine Jackpine!” That’s what people shout throughout this 23rd annual Labor Day weekend music festival. And it’s true: Crowds flock there each year regardless of the weather. Of all the summer music fests, this one feels the most “happy Wisconsin” with its eclectic lineup of mostly local/regional Americana, folk, bluegrass and rock bands. It’s all very family friendly, and there’s usually even a gospel string band for some Sunday morning spirit. Dance your heart out in front of the colorfully decorated stage, and bring chairs and blankets to relax on. If you stay overnight, be prepared to hear people merrily shouting “Jackpine!” all night long. The homegrown, handmade atmosphere is a blissful way to end summer. DETAILS More than 20 bands perform this year. Full lineup and schedule will be set soon. For sure expect local favorites such as Dig Deep, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, and Sloppy Joe (festival host). Various vendors onsite offer clothing, jewelry and food.

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Looking over the Wisconsin River at WOW

The patios of WOW and Sconni’s It’s hard to go inside on a gorgeous summer night. That’s why the exceedingly inviting, charming outdoor spaces of WOW restaurant on Wausau’s east riverfront, and Sconni’s Alehouse and Eatery in Schofield are such great places to linger. A summer just isn’t complete without a night under these lights.

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Stoney Acres Pizza & Brew Nights on the Farm What happens when an organic farm builds wood-fired ovens and serves the public pizzas made with ridiculously fresh ingredients? Big crowds, that’s what. This year the farm near Athens added its own brewery, to offer handcrafted beer and cider made on site, with local ingredients. Don’t miss the garden-party-in-the-country atmosphere. Runs every Friday and Saturday, 4:30-8:30 pm. See weekly menus on Stoney Acres’ Facebook page, and other details at stoneyacresfarm.net.

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Attention parents in Wausau! The city’s Metro Ride bus system is offering unlimited bus rides this summer for kids grades K-12 for only $25. They say that knowing how to use mass transit is one of those lifeskills kids should learn before they leave home. This is a good way to start. The bus routes stop at or near many convenient places, like Monk Botanical Garden, all three city pools, the Conservatory of Music, the library, east riverfront and downtown, Marathon Park and UW-Marathon County, Sylvan Hill Park, and many schools, to name a few. Check out Metro Ride routes, maps and details at ci.wausau.wi.us, under Departments. This special deal is called the Youth Freedom Pass and is on sale at City Hall, the Parks Department, Boys & Girls Club, County Market. Questions? Call 715-842-9287. 


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Movie in the Park: Hook · Fri. 6/1, Normal Park, Merrill. Family fun with bouncy house, food and more at 5 pm, movie at dusk. Bring blankets, chairs and bug spray. 5-11 pm. Free. 715-536-9474 Golden Sands Home Builders Association Parade of Homes · Fri.-Mon. 6/1-4. Plover and Stevens Point area. See region’s finest homes on display, learn about area builders. Fri. & Mon. 4-8 pm; Sat.-Sun. 11 am-6 pm. $8, free infants. Details: Gshba.org Abby Festival · Fri.-Sun. 6/1-3, Abbotsford City Hall and First St. Live music, coloring contest, craft sale, parade, family soccer and more. Schedule, details: abbycolbylama.com Holy Name SummerFun · Fri.-Sun. 6/1-3, Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Wausau. Food, games, raffle, country store. Live music: Frontier Fri. 7 pm; The Third Wheels Sat. 8 pm; Brian Brueggen & The Mississippi and Valley Dutchment & New Generation alternating Sun. starting 11:30 am. Fest runs Fri. 4-11 pm; Sat. 3-11 pm; Sun. 11 am-5:30 pm. 715-842-4543 Outdoor Concert: Brian McLaughlin · Fri. 6/1, Great Dane, Wausau. Variety. 6 pm (if rain, indoors 9 pm). 715-362-6000 Simply Human, Too · Fri.-Sat. 6/1-2, Wausau Community Theatre, Schofield. Original theater pieces written and performed by youth of Proud Theater Wausau. 7 pm. $10 adults, $5 students. On Facebook Rockin’ Recovery Serenity Retreat for Recovering Alcoholics · Fri.-Sun. 6/1-3, St. Anthony Spirituality Center, Marathon. Understand fun involved with a recovering lifestyle with music and humor. Fri. 5:30 pm-Sun. 1 pm. $185. Register: sarcenter.com Library Paper Flower Garden · Fri. 6/1, Marathon Co. Library, Athens. Create colorful paper garden. 1 pm. 715-257-7292 Marathon Lions Club Fun Run: Motorcycle Ride · Fri.-Sat. 6/1-2, Veteran’s Park, Marathon. Fri. Pre-registration for events 6-8 pm. Sat. Registration 8-9:45 am; Motorcycle ride 9:45 am, live music by Led West 7-11 pm, bucket raffles and silent auctions. Marathonfunrun.org Movies in the Park Portage Co.: Big Hero 6 · Fri. 6/1, Pfiffner Pioneer Park, Stevens Point. Free root beer and popcorn. Kids activities 6 pm-dusk, movie at dusk. Free. wisconsineci.org Diamond Head with Wrath · Fri. 6/1, Q&Z Expo Center, Ringle. Heavy metal. 6 pm. $23. Brownpapertickets.com Dinosaurs · Fri. 6/1, Wausau School District Planetarium. See dinosaurs and asteroids. 6 pm. $5 adult, $4 youth and senior. Reserve: wausauspace.org Photography Tips and Techniques · Sat. 6/2, Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau. Use light and shadow to create more dramatic images. 1-4 pm. $40. Register: cvawausau.org Wisconsin Woodchucks · Sat.-Sun. 6/2-3, Athletic Park, Wausau. Vs. Kenosha Kingfish. Sat. 6:35 pm; Sun. 3:05 pm. 715-845-5055, woodchucks.com

Jazz on the River, Sundays 5–7 pm, starting July 8 on the riverfront stage behind the library in Wausau Gallery Walk with Federico · Sat. 6/2, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Federico Uribe leads walk amongst vibrant, inventive sculptures. 1-2 pm. 715-845-7010 Outdoor Concert: Stript · Sat. 6/2, Great Dane, Wausau. Classic rock, country. 6 pm (if rain, indoors 9 pm). 715-362-6000 Art Park Open Studio · Sat. 6/2, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. All ages drop in to create repurposed wire sculptures. 1-3 pm. 715-845-7010 Outside the Lines: A Family Coloring Party · Sat. 6/2, Marathon Co. Library, Hatley. For kids and adults. 10 am. 715-446-3537 Splash Pad Opens · Sat. 6/2, Marathon Park, Wausau. Closed 6/3-7 and 7/31-8/6. Ages 10 & under accompanied by adult. Open noon-7 pm. $1, free infants under 1 with paying adult. 715-261-1550 Learn to Yoga · Sat. 6/2, YMCA, Wausau. Learn basics and how to use yoga props to enhance practice. 9 am. Free. woodsonymca.com, 715-845-2177 Wisconsin Free Fun 4 Everyone · Sat.-Sun. 6/2-3. Free admission to state parks and forests, free fishing, free DNR trail access, free ATV/UTV passes. Dnr.wi.gov Weston Aquatic Center Open · Sat. 6/2, Weston Aquatic Center. $4 adults, youth, $2 seniors, $2 after 6 pm. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11 am-7:45 pm; Sun. 1-7:45 pm. westonwi.gov Critters and Blues · Sat. 6/2, Central Wis. Convention & Expo Center, Rothschild. Full day of events for Rescue, Adopt, Donate (RAD) Wisconsin. Pooch Parade 1–4 pm features family fun with photo booth, K-9 demo, games, activities, pet costume contest. Register pet by 2:30 pm, all dogs must be on leash and have current rabies tag. Evening party begins 5 pm with live music from Michael Murphy and the Mob, Bobby Blue Tortured Soul and Marty Frei; raffle, cash bar, food. Free admission to all events. radwisconsin.org

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Eagles Club Antique Car Show · Sat. 6/2, Wausau Eagles Club. 15 classes judged, food, live music and raffles. Proceeds go to Never Forgotten Honor Flight and Man of Honor. 8 am-4 pm. $10 entry fee. 715-845-4795 June Bloom Arts & Crafts Festival · Sat. 6/2, Torpy Park, Minocqua. Artisans and crafters, food vendors, live music, more. 9 am-3 pm. minocquaartsandcrafts.org Wisconsin Free Fun 4 Everyone · Sat.-Sun. 6/2-3. Free admission to state parks and forests, free fishing, free DNR trail access, free ATV/UTV passes. Dnr.wi.gov Centerstage · Sat.-Sun. 6/2-3, Grand Theater, Wausau. Wausau Academy of Dance spring recital. Sat. 1 & 5 pm; Sun. noon & 4 pm. $16.50. Wausauacademyofdance.com Ali Handal · Sat. 6/2, Columbia Park, Marshfield. Singersongwriter with sultry, groove-filled songs and soulful lyrics. 6 pm. Free, $10 donation. Voxmarshfield.com June Dairy Breakfast · Sun. 6/3, Jim and Carol Buneklman, 6470 Mason Rd., Athens. Farm tours, educational exhibits, gourmet cheese, food, 5K run/walk. 8 am-12:30 pm. marathonppa.org Stevens Point Airshow · Sun. 6/3, Stevens Point Municipal Airport. Aircraft exhibits, meet pilots with airshow performance. 7 am-3:30 pm. Free. 715-498-7340 Wausau Area Youth Symphony Concert · Mon. 6/4, Wausau Conservatory of Music. Directed by Patrick Langer. 7 pm. wausauconservatory.org Chasing the Ghost Particle: From the South Pole to the Edge of the Universe · Mon. 6/4 & Wed. 6/6, UWSP Blocher Planetarium. Ghostly neutrinos give us a look into exploding stars, black holes. 7:30 pm. 715-346-2139 Yoga in the Garden · Mondays 6/4-18, Stewart Park, Wausau. Outdoor yoga class. Rain location: 5 Koshas Yoga. 5:15 pm. Free. Registration required: 5koshasyoga.com/yoga/class-schedule


Recognizing and Responding to Terrestrial Invasive Plants · Mon. 6/4, Marathon Co. UW-Extension, Wausau. Presented by Brianna Wright. $10. Pre-registration required: marathon.uwex.edu MCPL Live: Mourning Dayze and Wisconsin Rock ‘n Roll · Tues. 6/5, Marathon Co. Library. Members of the Wis. garage band Mourning Dayze talk about new booking and bringing rock to the people over several decades. 6 pm. 715-261-7200 Wausau Area Builders Association Parade of Homes · Tues.-Sun. 6/5-10. Tour 11 homes in the Wausau area. Tues. & Wed. 5-9 pm; Thurs. & Fri. noon-9 pm; Sat.-Sun. 11 am-5 pm. Tickets may be purchased at any home. Wausauareabuilders.com 2018-19 Season Preview Party · Tues. 6/5, Grand Theater, Wausau. Appetizers by Thrive Foodery, cash bar and special preview highlighting shows from upcoming season. 5:30 pm. RSVP: grandtheater.org Wisconsin Woodchucks · Tues. 6/5 & Thurs. 6/7, Athletic Park, Wausau. Tues: vs. Fond du Lac Dock Spider; Thurs. vs. Madison Mallards. 6:35 pm. woodchucks.com Monk Botanical Gardens Tour · Wed. 6/6, Monk Gardens, Wausau. Explore history, diversity of plants. 11 am-noon. Free members, $2 non-members. 715-261-6309 Simply Folk Shindig · Thurs. 6/7, Rothschild Pavilion. Art Stevenson & Highwater, Joseph Huber, Nickel & Rose. Hosted by WPR’s Dan Robinson. 7-10 pm. $15 general, $55 premium, free 12 and under. Tickets: eventbrite.com eBook Coaching · Thurs. 6/7, TB Scott Library, Merrill. Learn to read on digital device. 1 pm. 715-536-7191 How to Get What You Want · Thurs. 6/7, UW-Stevens Point Dreyfus University Center, Stevens Point. Learn to influence people, appeal to the subconscious mind and more. 9 am-noon. $49. 715-346-3838 Levitt AMP Concert Series: Emmitt James · Thurs. 6/7, Pfiffner Pioneer Park Band Shell, Stevens Point. Hip hop. 6 pm. Createportagecounty.org State Park Speedway Race · Thurs. 6/7, State Park Speedway, Wausau. SLM and Support Divisions. 4:30 fan gates open, 7 pm race begins. 715-212-9006, Stateparkspeedway.com Vintage Board Game Night: 21+ Night · Thurs. 6/7, Limericks, Wausau. Vintage game collection available with special vintage cocktails. 7 pm. 715-842-5750 Night Out at the Woodson · Thurs. 6/7, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Experience artworks, sample audio tour and more for all ages. 4-7:30 pm. 715-845-7010 Art 101: Faust Serigraphs · Thurs. 6/7, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Curator of collections Jane Weinke discusses process of serigraphy and Anne Senechal Faust’s art. 5:30-6:30 pm. 715-845-7010 Hands-on Art · Thurs. 6/7, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Drop in to create repurposed-wire sculpture. 5:30-7 pm. 715-845-7010 Sculpture Garden Yoga · Thurs. 6/7, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Led by 5 Koshas Yoga and Wellness instructor. Bring a mat or blanket. Weather permitting. 5:30-6:30 pm. 715-845-7010 Wisconsin Woodchucks · Fri.-Sat. 6/8-9, Athletic Park, Wausau. Woodchucks vs. Kenosha Kingfish. 6:35 pm. 715-845-5055, woodchucks.com Wausau Pools Open · Fri. 6/8. Open daily 1-7:50 pm. $3 adult, $2 seniors, youth, free under 1 with adult. 715-261-1550 Beach Boys · Fri. 6/8, Grand Theater, Wausau. Sold out, tickets may become available. 7:30 pm. Grandtheater.org River Pro Rodeo · Fri.-Sun. 6/8-10, Merrill Festival Grounds. Live music Fri.-Sat. 9 pm-midnight by Branded, tractor pull Sat. morning, rodeo performances 7 pm Fri.Sat., 1 pm Sun. Food and vendors open Fri. afternoon, Sat. at noon. Sun. family day. Advance tickets $12 adults, $10 age 6-10, free age 5 & under. Gate $17/$12. Family pack $40 advance only. Wrpr.rodeo Knitting in the Gardens · Sat. 6/9, Monk Gardens, Wausau. Celebrate World Wide Knitting in Public Day. 10 am-1 pm. Free. monkgardens.org

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The Role of Photo Editing with Barbara Smith · Sat. 6/9, Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau. Explore photo editors. 10:30 am-noon. $20. Register: cvawausau.org Whitewater Recreational Release · Sat.-Sun. 6/9-10, Wausau Whitewater Park. Paddlers use the course freely; practice freestyle or slalom. ACA Membership required, available onsite starting at $5. Helmet, approved life jacket and boat flotation bags required. 10 am-4 pm. $15 per day, $25 per weekend, $110 season pass. Wausauwhitewater.org Seconnd Avenue Block Party · Sat. 6/9, Corner of Second and Stewart Ave., Wausau. Live music, food trucks and art. Noon-5 pm. Free. wausauriverdistrict.org Wittenberg Community Days · Sat.-Sun. 6/9-10, Washington Park, Wittenberg. Family event with food, kids activities, music and parade. Details, schedule: Wittenbergchamber.org The Role of Photo Editing with Barbara Smith · Sat. 6/9, Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau. Learn to use photo editor. 10:30 am-noon. Register: cvawausau.org Weston Car & Motorcycle Show · Sun. 6/10, Weston Lanes. Car show with food and beverages. 9 am-3 pm. Free spectator admission. westonlanes.com St. Anthony Spirituality Center Centennial Celebration · Sun. 6/10, St. Anthony Spirituality, Marathon. Eucharistic Procession 1 pm at Veterans Park followed by tours, blueprint display, flower planting, more 2-5 pm. sarcenter.com Summer Polka Dance · Sun. 6/10, Rib River Ballroom, Marathon. Featurnig Wendinger Band. Hosted by the central Wis. Polka Club. 1-5 pm. $10. 715-845-9192 Endless Horizon · Mon. 6/11 & Wed. 6/13, UWSP Blocher Planetarium. Explore relationship between scientific discoveries, advances in science theory, technology breakthroughs, more. 7:30 pm. Free. 715-346-2139 Using Credit Wisely · Mon. 6/11, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Help yourself protect and rebuild a better credit record. 6-7 pm. Free. Registration required: marathon.uwex.edu/family-living Essential Oils and You · Tues. 6/12, Rasmussen College, Wausau. Learn more about essential oils. 6-7 pm. Free. Pre-registration preferred: 715-340-2835 Mosinee Concert Band · Tues. 6/12, River Park, Mosinee. Strawberries and ice cream available. 7 pm. On Facebook Making a Plan: Budgeting · Tues. 6/12, UW-Extension Marathon Co., Wausau. Discuss goal setting and budgeting to make a plan. 9:30-11:30 am. Free. Registration required: marathon.uwex.edu/family-living Second Tuesday Concert Series: Allen Brothers Band · Tues. 6/12, Walls of Wittenberg Art Park. Bring chairs and picnic to enjoy live music. Rain location: WOWSPACE. 6 pm. Free. wallsofwittenberg.com Concerts on the Square: Big Mouth & the Powertool Horns · Wed. 6/13, 400 Block, downtown Wausau. Jazzy blues. Concerts play rain or shine. Bring a picnic, blanket or lawn chair. No buffet tables due to space, no pets, no smoking. Free. 6-8 pm. 715-297-9531 Wild Wednesday at the Zoo · Wed. 6/13, Wildwood Zoo, Marshfield. Featuring Remarkable Reptiles. Held rain or shine. 11–11:45 am or 1–1:45 pm. Free. 715-384-4642 Monk Botanical Gardens Tour · Wed. 6/13, Monk Gardens, Wausau. Explore history, spaces, plant diversity. 11 am-noon. Free members, $2 general. 715-261-6309 Go Ahead Blame Your Ovaries · Wed. 6/13, City Grill, Wausau. Learn why you have heavy bleeding, weight gain, infertility, facial hair and more from Dr. Couri and Dr. Smyth. 5:30 pm. Free. Must register: 715-298-5991 It’s Potty Time · Wed. 6/13, Marathon Co. Family Resource Center, Wausau. Begin process and how to make toilet training a positive experience for all involved. 6-7:30 pm. Registration required: 715-845-6747

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Beyond the Headlines: Building Trust · Wed. 6/13, North Central Tech College Auditorium, Wausau. National discussion of law enforcement and media coverage. 7-8:30 pm. Free. beyondtheheadlineswisconsin.org Spark! · Thurs. 6/14, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Those with memory loss and accompanying friend or family enjoy art sparking conversation and hands-on art. 10:30 am-noon. Registration required: 715-845-7010 SLM and Support Divisions · Thurs. 6/14, State Park Speedway, Wausau. Optimists kids night with bike races. 4:30 fan gates open, 7 pm race begins. 715-212-9006, Stateparkspeedway.com Commodores · Thurs. 6/14, North Star Mohican Casino, Bowler. Funk and soul. 8 pm. Tickets start at $45. northstarcasinoresort.com Women of Vision · Thurs. 6/14, YWCA, Wausau. Celebrate women in the community who exemplify or personify the YWCA mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. 4:30 pm. $30. Tickets: eventbrite.com eBook Coaching · Thurs. 6/14, TB Scott Library, Merrill. Learn all you need to read ebooks on digital device. 6 pm. 715-536-7191 I Remember When Club · Thurs. 6/14, Woodson History Center, Wausau. Encouraged to write family stories to share with children and grandchildren. 10:30 am. Marathoncountyhistory.org Business Dinner Etiquette · Thurs. 6/14, UW-Marathon Co. Center for Civic Engagement, Wausau. Learn skills in developing professional dining etiquette with catered meal. 6 pm. $49. Register: ce.uwc.edu/Wausau The Little Mermaid · Thurs.-Sat. 6/14-16, Grand Theater, Wausau. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s story and classic animated Disney film. Presented by Wausau Community Theatre. Thurs. 6:30 pm; Fri.-Sat. 7:30 pm; Sun. 2 pm. Advance tickets $22 adult, $18 college, senior and military, $14 youth ($3 more at door). Tickets at 715-842-0988, grandtheater.org Concert: Strange Americans · Thurs. 6/14, Pfiffner Pioneer Park Band Shell, Stevens Point. Rock. part of The Levitt AMP Stevens Point Music Series. 6 pm. Createportagecounty.org History of Rib Mountain · Thurs. 6/14, Rib Mountain State Park Amphitheater. Dr. Keith Montgomery shares geologic history of Rib Mountain and Marathon Co. Rain: meet at Friends Gathering Space. 6 pm. 715-842-2522

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Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo · Fri. 6/15, North Star Mohican Casino, Bowler. Mezzo-soprano singer with guitarist and winner of four consecutive Grammy awards. 8 pm. Tickets start at $45. Northstarcasinoresort.com Liverpool Legends · Fri. 6/15, Lake of the Torches, Lac du Flambeau. Hits spanning entire Beatles years and solo careers. 7 pm. $15. Lakeofthetorches.com Library Learning: Introduction to Pinterest · Fri. 6/15, Marathon Co. Library, Rothschild. Create account, learn to navigate site. 10:30 am. 715-359-6208 Retreat for Those Left Behind by Suicide · Fri.-Sun. 6/1517, St. Anthony Spirituality Center, Marathon. Approach mystery that is suicide, explore physiological, psychosocial and spiritual dimension, grieving process, more. 6:30 pm Fri.-noon Sun. $185. Register: Sarcenter.com Kronenwetter Garage Sale Weekend · Fri.-Sun. 6/15-17, Kronenwetter. Community members host garage sale. Map available during week prior to sale. Kronenwetter.org MJ Live · Fri. 6/15, North Star Mohican Casino, Bowler. Featuring Michael Jackson’s hits with live band, dancers. 8 pm. Tickets start at $20. Northstarcasinoresort.com St. Anne Fest · Fri.-Sun. 6/15-17, St. Anne’s, Wausau. Live music, bingo, softball tournament, outdoor mass, food, family fun tent and more. Opens 4 pm Fri; 11:30 am Sat.Sun. Schedule, details: stanneswausau.org/fest The Delta Jets · Fri. 6/15, Columbia Park, Marshfield. Modern delta blues. Free, $10 donation suggested. 6 pm. Voxmarshfield.com Outdoor Concert: Broken Arrow Band · Fri. 6/15, Great Dane, Wausau. Country, classic rock. 6 pm (if rain, indoors 9 pm). 715-362-6000 Summer Kickoff Weekend · Fri. 6/15 & Sun. 6/17, Wausau. Food vendors both days. Wausauevents.org. Fri. at Oak Island Park: Family crafts, bounce house, face painting, more 5-9 pm; outdoor movie Moana at dusk. Kids fun races at 6 pm, register on site or in advance. $3/child, $5 max per family. Other events free. Sun. at 400 Block: Father’s Day Classic Car Show with Miss High Octane Pinup Contest, music by Carmen Lee & The Tomorrow River Two. 10 am-3 pm. Free. Wausauevents.org


ONGOING Wausau Concert Band · Thursdays 6/14-8/16 & Sat. 9/8, Marathon Park Band Shell, Wausau, except when noted. Rain location: Bull Falls Biergarten. 7 pm. Free. 7/5 Hammond Park; 8/2 & 9/8 Bull Falls Biergarten Central Wis. Water Ski Show Team (Water Walkers) · Sun. & Thurs. June 3–Aug 26; Sat. 7/8, Mon. 9/3. Water ski tricks, human pyramid, with costumed skiers performing to music. Free, bring lawn chairs. Sundays & Mon. 9/3 at Lake Wausau at D.C. Everest Park, 6 pm · Thursdays at Lake Dubay at South Bay Beach Park, 6:30 pm · Wed. 7/4 Bullhead’s Bar & Grill · Sat 7/8 Mayflower Lake, Birnamwood, 6 pm. Cwwaterwalkers.com. Tommy O’s North Starts Play House · Hwy. 51, Hazelhurst. Pro actors in indoor/outdoor theater. Shows rotate daily. Most show tickets $20 adults, $17 seniors, $10 teens, $5 kids. 715-356-0003, tommyosplayhouse.com Beverly Hillbillies · Classic American comedy, Clampett family find their country lifestyle clashes with Beverly hills and its upper-class inhabitants. 7/6, 7/12, 8/3, 8/11, 8/16 at 7:30 pm; 6/24, 6/28, 7/19, 8/8, 8/19 at 2 pm Money Business · A musical comedy in two covenants. 6/20, 6/30, 7/21, 7/31, 8/10, 8/14, 8/15 at 7:30 pm; 7/1, 7/12 at 2 pm. Surely You Jest · Murder mystery at the Renaissance Faire. 6/21, 7/14, 7/19, 8/6, 8/7 at 7:30 pm. 6/27, 7/5, 7/15, 8/1 at 2 pm A Hero’s Homecoming · Thomas Jefferson Truesmith returns home from the marines. 6/22, 6/27, 7/7, 7/20, 8/2, 8/18 at 7:30 pm; 7/8, 7/18, 8/9 at 2 pm Tommy O’s Tribute to Vegas · Music, magic and comedy of the top Vegas Strip Entertainment. 7/11, 7/13 at 7:30 pm; 8/2, 8/12, 8/15 at 2 pm I Do! I Do! · Musical about marriage, watch as Michael and Agnes grow from wedding day to 50 years of marriage. 6/23, 6/29, 7/5, 7/18, 8/4, 8/8, 8/13 at 7:30 pm; 7/11, 7/22, 8/16 at 2 pm Tommy O’s Country Sunshine · Times and dates TBA Alice in Wonderland · Tues. 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14. Follow Alice down the rabbit hole. 11 am. $10 adults, $5 children. Stevens Point City Band Concert · Wednesdays 6/6-8/1, Pfiffner Pioneer Park, Stevens Point. 7 pm. In case of rain, concert held in St. Paul Church and School. 715-345-0061 Family Yoga · Tuesdays & Thursdays thru 7/12 Marathon Park East Gate Hall, Wausau. For ages 6+, with adult. Bring own mat and water bottle. 6-7 pm. $67 for family of four, $11 additional child or adult. 715-261-1550 Sunday Yoga in the Gardens · Sundays June 17-Aug 26, Monk Botanical Gardens, Wausau. Practice with Wausau Area Yoga Association. 6 pm. monkgardens.org Wausau Area Striders · Tuesdays, East High School, Wausau. Running workouts, track & hill. 5:45 pm, through October. Free. 715-680-0907 or Facebook: Wausau Area Striders Wausau Wheelers Bike Rides · Tuesdays, Weston YMCA parking lot. For road bikers. 7 groups according to speed & ability. Rides begin 5:30-5:45 pm according to group. First time non-members welcome (must wear helmet!), membership required after: $20 family/$15 individual. Updates & details on Facebook: The Wausau Wheelers Central Wisconsin Offroad Cycling Coalition · Thursdays, Nine Mile Forest, Wausau. Group rides, no one will be dropped from the rides. Come explore 9-mile single track with riders show are experienced. Check Facebook for regular updates. Helmets required. 6 pm. Cwocc.org

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Walk Wisconsin · Sat. 6/2, Pfiffner Park, Stevens Point. Full, half and quarter marathon walks. Picnic and live entertainment after at bandshell, 2-6 pm. Full marathon walk 7 am; half 11 am, quarter 12:30 pm. $35. Register: activeportagecounty.com Run for Their Lives 5K · Sat. 6/2, Immanuel Baptist Church, Wausau. 5K with separate starting lane for runners with dogs, kids activities. Benefits Humane Society of Marathon Co. 7-11 am. $30. Register: active.com Walk for Wags · Sun. 6/3, Pfiffner Pioneer Park, Stevens Point. 1.5 mile walk with dogs with pet fashion contest, games, vendors, music and more. 10:30 am registration, 11 am walk. $50. Register: hspcwi.org Family Relay/Youth Triathlon · Sun. 6/3, Aspirus YMCA, Weston. Family relay of 2-3 person teams with at least one adult and one child per team for ages 5+ with 100 yard swim, 3.5 mile bike ride, 1/2 mile run. Youth full triathlon for ages 7-12 with 50 yard swim, 2 mile bike ride and half mile run. 7:30 am. Relay: $30 per team; Triathlon: $15 per child. Woodsonymca.com Relay for Life · Fri. 6/8, Marathon Park, Wausau. Team fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. 4 pm. Details and register: Cancer.org Rockin’ Tomahawk 5K/Half Marathon or 1 Mile Fun Run · Sat. 6/9, SARA Park, Tomahawk. Professionally timed on flat and fast course for all abilities. Half Marathon features music throughout course. 8 am Half Marathon, 9 am 5K, 9:45 Kids 1 mile fun run. Register: active.com

Forrest’s Run · Sat. 6/16, Weston Lane. 2 or 5 mile run/ walk with team event with post race refreshments. $30. 9 am race starts. Register: forrestsrun.com Minocqua Island Swim Challenge · Sat. 6/23, Torpy Park, Minocqua. One mile out and back open water race. 8:30 am. Register: tandhtiming.com CWOCC Women’s Mountain Bike Weekend · Fri.-Sun. 6/29-7/1, Nine Mile Forest, Wausau. Women’s only weekend of skills, drills, and trail rides to improve mountain biking experience. $195 includes camping, some meal and entertainment. Register: eventbrite.com Firecracker 5K Run/Walk · Wed. 7/4, River Park, Mosinee. Chip timed event. 8 am registration, 9 am run. $20. Mosineechamber.org Pow Wow Days 5K & 10K Runs · Wed. 7/4, Memorial Park, Tomahawk. View banks of the Wis. River, finish on east side of city. 5K and 10K start at 8:30 am, fun run starts at 9:30 am, 5K or 10K $25, 1 mile fun run $15. Register at active.com Balloon Chase · Sat. 7/14, Wausau Downtown Airport. Hot air balloon set up and launched with 5K run or walk through southeast neighborhood. 7:30-11 am. $25, $30 after 7/13. Register: tandhtiming.com, wausauevents.org Point Duathlon · Sat. 7/14, UW-Stevens Point Allen Center Park Lot Q. Two mile run, 16.5 mile bike ride and 2 mile run to the finish. 8:30 am. Individual $35, $40 after 7/4; Relay per person $25, $30 after 7/4. Register: spymca.org

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Bear Cupboard Run · Sat. 7/21, Torpy Park, Minocqua. Half marathon, 1.6K cubby run, 5K run/walk with food, refreshments, massages, face painting, photos and more. Proceeds benefit Lakeland Pantry & Wisconsin Nordic Development Group. 6 am-noon. $50 half marathon, $25 5K, $10 kids run. Register: Bearcupboardrun.org Aquarama Revival Run · Sat. 7/28, Torpy Park, Minocqua. 5K and 1 miles kids fun run, explore fire trucks, talk to representatives from local fire depts. 9-11:30 am. Adults $30, $35 after 6/16, 18 and under $20, $25 after 6/16, 10 and under $12. Register: tandhtiming.com Wausau 24 · Sat.-Sun. 7/28-29, Nine Mile Forest, Wausau. 6-, 12- and 24-hour mountain bike races. Races start 10 am. Details: wausau24.com Black Squirrel Scurry Triathlon · Sat. 7/28, Prairie Trails Park, Merrill. 2 mile paddle down Prairie River, 19 mile bike ride on River Bend Trail and 5K run through Merrill Area Rec Complex and Council Grounds State Park. 8:30 am. $65 solo, $120 tandems and relays. Tandhtiming.com Fun Run for St. Jude 5K & Inflatable Family Fun Run · Sat. 7/28, Doepke Park, Wausau. 1K and inflatable fun run for all ages; chip timed 5K (inflatables optional) and 5K angel walk. 8:30 am. $30 5K, $10 inflatable fun run in advance. $35 5K and $15 day of. Register: tandhtiming.com Don Lintereur Memorial Run · Sat. 8/4, Nokomis Community Park, Tomahawk. Several distances to choose through scenic courses of the Rice Reservoir and town streets. 1/2 marathon 8 am, 10K & 5K 9 am, 1 mile 10 am. Register: tandhtiming.com


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WINE & BARLEY FESTIVAL Woodson YMCA Triathlon · Sat. 8/4, Sunny Vale Park, Wausau. Timed race. Short and long courses can be completed as 2-3 person relays. 8 am. $55 long or short, $65 after 7/16; $95/$105 team, $40/$50 mini. Register at Woodsonymca.com Long course: 100 yard swim, 27 mile bike, 6.2 mile run Short course: 400 yard swim, 17 mile bike, 3.1 mile run Mini: 200 yard swim, 9.2 mile bike, 2 mile run Tater Trot · Sat. 8/11, City Park, Antigo. 1 mile, 4 mile and 10K events. Funds raised support Antigo track and cross country teams and other youth organizations. 8:30-11 am. $5 1 mile, $20 4 miles and 10K. Antigotatertrot.com Minocqua Triathlon · Sat. 8/11, Clear Lake Picnic Area, Woodruff. Olympic Distance (1500m swim, 40k bike, 10k run) or Sprint (500m swim, 20k ride, 5k run) available. 8 am first wave. $75, $85 after 7/15. Register: Minocquatriathlon.com Komen Race for the Cure · Sun. 8/12, downtown Wausau. 5K walk/run and kids dash to raise money for breast cancer research. 8:30 am kids dash, 9:15 5K. Details, register: Komencentralwisconsin.org Hustle S’more for Lions Camp · Sat. 8/18, Wisconsin Lions Camp, Rosholt. 5K run or walk, 10K run or 15-mile bike ride, 1 mile donut dash. Supports camp programs for Wis. youth and adults with disabilities. Bike 9 am, 10K 9:30 am, 5K 9:45 am, donut dash 10 am. Donut dash $10, 5K, 10K and 15K bike ride $25 13 and under, $30 ages 14+. Wisconsinlionscamp.com Run Your Nutz Off · Sat. 8/18, Nutz Deep II, Marshfield. 2 mile run/walk and 5 mile run. Details TBD. 10 am. 715-387-2597 Carry the Torch 5K · Sat. 8/18, Lake of the Torches Resort, Lac du Flambeau. 5K run or walk and 1 mile fun run with flat and fast course through downtown Lac du Flambeau. 9 am fun run; 9:30 am 5K. $20 adults, $10 youth. Untimed 1 mile fun run/walk free for all ages. Register: Lakeofthetorches.com Ted’s Trek: 5K Glow Run/Walk · Fri. 8/24, Weston Lanes. Promotes organ donation awareness with music by Brad Emanuel 7-11 pm, raffles, stories, 5K run/walk and kids run. 8:30-11 pm. $25 5K, 10 kids run. Register: runsignup. com, northcentralwidonatelife.com Wausau Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K & Kids Fun Run · Sat. 8/25, Marathon Park, Wausau. Boston Marathon qualifier. Packet pickup Fri. 11 am-7 pm. Marathon and relay start 7 am, half-marathon 7:20 am. Marathon $85, relay $160, half-marathon $70. Prices increase after 7/21. Wausaumarathon.org Run for the Fallen · Sat. 9/8, Towering Pines Park, Kronenwetter. Honor the memory of first responders on 9/11 with 5K, 10K, 1 mile firefighter challenge and 1 mile kid’s run (free). 8:45 am. Registration before 9/4: $30 10K, $35 5K, $25 Firefighter challenge. Fees increase to $40/ $35/ $30 after 9/6. Runforthefallenwi.com Runners Cure Cancer 5K Run/Walk · Sat. 9/29, Bull Falls Brewery, Wausau. 5K run or walk, proceeds go towards cancer research and education, live music by The Third Wheels after race. Noon race. $25. Wifc.com/runners-cure-cancer

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Woodson Art Museum, Wausau · Free admission. Gallery hours Tues.–Fri. 9 am–4 pm, Sat.–Sun. noon–5 pm; open until 7:30 pm on first Thursday of month. 715-845-7010, lywam.org: The World According to Federico Uribe · June 2-Aug. 26. sculptures of creatures, playful installation of objects. Dynamic Designs: The Serigraphs of Anne Senechal Faust · thru Feb. 17, 2019. Vibrant silk-screens. Birds in Art · Sept. 8-Nov. 25. Avian inspired art. Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art · Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat. noon-5 pm. 715-571-6551, Wmoca.org. Samantha French · thru June. Under-water inspired paintings, reception 6/28 6 pm. Painting the Figure NOW · July 7-Sept. 28, painting that investigate the ways we see the human figure today. Merrill History & Cultural Center · Gallery hours Tues.–Fri. 9 am–1 pm. 715-536-5652, merrillhistory.org. Model train · thru June, small model train furnished by Greg Turinetti. Merrill Taverns · thru June. Display of local taverns and breweries. Woodson History Center, Wausau · Tues.–Fri. 9 am– 4:30 pm, Sat.–Sun. 1–4:30 pm. marathoncountyhistory. org. Rural Electrification: Outlet for Change · thru Nov. Changes that came with electricity in the early 1900s Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau · Free. Gallery hours Tues.–Fri. 10 am–5 pm; Sat. noon–4 pm. 715-842-4545, cvawausau.org.

Art Exhibits 7th Congressional District Art Exhibit · thru July 14. Junior Duck Stamp Exhibit · July 20-Sept. 16. Aerosol Art featuring William Brakke · thru July 14. Roots: The Growth From Within · July 20-Sept. 16, opening gala 7/27, 5-7 pm. From the Collectors Vault · thru June. International Wis. Ginseng Festival Poster Contest Exhibit · July 13-Sept. 16 Motorama Auto Museum, Aniwa · 400+ race cars, army trucks, motorcycles, thru Oct. Tues.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm. $10 adults, kids free. 715-449-2141, alfaheaven.com Riverfront Arts Center, Stevens Point · Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri. 11 am-5 pm; Sat.-Sun. 11 am3 pm. stevenspoint.com/RAC. Fiber Friends Fabrications · thru June 17, by North & central Wis. Fiber Artists Coalition. Visions XX · July 6-Aug. 26, 20th annual juried exhibit with many themes and mediums. Community Photo Exhibit · Sept. 14Oct. 21, evoking emotions theme. Q Artists, Stevens Point · Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Sun. 11 am-3 pm. Qartists.com. Joan North and Friends Kristie Cecil, Jan Eckerman, Emily Graf, Paul Klein, & Bob Rosen · thru June 30, stones and gems in art. Erin Prais-Hintz · June-August, momentum: Art in Motion.

New Visions Gallery, Marshfield. Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 am-4 pm. newvisionsgallery.org. Culture & Agriculture, juried exhibit of art with agriculture theme. Insight Out · Aug. 13-Sept. 28, Paintings, journals and sketchbooks from Nancy Laliberte. At Woodson Art Museum: Horse sculpture made of laminated wood scraps, by Federico Uribe

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Energy Fair · Fri.-Sun. 6/15-17, Midwest Renewable Energy Assoc., Custer. 200+ workshops, 200 exhibitors, keynote speakers, live music, more. Fri.-Sat. 9 am-11 pm; Sun. 9 am-4 pm. theenergyfair.org, 715-592-6595 Wisconsin Woodchucks · Sat.-Sun. 6/16-17, Athletic Park, Wausau vs. Rockford Rivets. Sat: 6:35 pm; Sun. 3:05 pm. 715-845-5055, woodchucks.com Paws in the Park · Sat.-Sun. 6/16-17, Torpy Park, Minocqua. Dog agility demo, pet expo and Dock Dogs of Wis. 9 am. Schedule, details: Minocqua.org Splash Into Safety · Sat. 6/16, Memorial Pool, Wausau. Family water safety fair, children receive free life jacket. Parents must accompany kids. 10 am-noon. Pre-registration required: 715-847-2380 Red Eye 10 Year Block Party · Sat. 6/16, Red Eye, Wausau. BBQ, silent disco and 3 beer releases. Live music: Feed the Dog 1 pm; Dale Reichert & the Resonators 3 pm; Black River Revue 6 pm. 715-843-7334 Outdoor Concert: The Influence Band · Sat. 6/16, Great Dane, Wausau. Classic rock, variety dance. 6 pm (if rain, indoors 9 pm). 715-362-6000 Zoofest · Sat. 6/16, Wildwood Zoo, Marshfield. Hay rides, bounce houses, face painting and more. Proceeds benefit Wildwood Zoo. Details TBD. 715-384-4642 Wausaubicon · Sat. 6/16, Merrill Expo Center. Video gaming, tabletop gaming, cosplay parade, vendors, artists and more. $10, free ages 5 and under. 10 am-11 pm. wausaubicon.com Uff Da Palooza · Sat.-Sun. 6/16-17, Marathon Park Ice Arena, Wausau. Women’s flat track roller derby tournament hosted by Mid-State Sisters of Skate. Free admission. 8 am-8 pm. Midstatesos.org Wausau Lyric Choir Summer Serenade · Sun. 6/17, Rothschild Pavilion. Fundraising dinner and evening of music. 5:30 pm. Details TBD. wausaulyricchoir.com

Music for Miracles · Sun. 6/17, Bull Falls Brewery, Wausau. Raffles, corn hole for kids, food truck and live music from Almost Famous Band. 2-6. $5 admission supports Children’s Miracle Network. 715-841-1904 Hobbies and Craft Night · Mon. 6/18, Marathon Co. Library, Hatley. Creating, socializing. 3 pm. 715-446-3537 Peter Yarrow · Mon. 6/18, Grand Theater, Wausau. Peter of the 1960s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary performs. 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $35, $84 VIP preferred seating and pre-show reception with Yarrow. Grandtheater.org Hubble Vision · Mon. 6/18 & Wed. 6/20, UWSP Blocher Planetarium. Discoveries of Hubble Space Telescope during two decades in orbit. 7:30 pm. Free. 715-346-2139 Dog Therapy Workshop · Tues. 6/19, Helke Funeral Home, Wausau. Presented by local Therapy Dogs chapter about benefits and what services dogs and staff offer. Light lunch and door prize. 11 am. Free. Limited space, reserve: 715-842-3993 Rent Smart · Tues. 6/19, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Practical education for those looking to acquire and maintain rental housing. 6-7 pm. Free. Registration required: marathon.uwex.edu/family-living Led West · Wed. 6/20, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Tomahawk. 6-piece classic rock band. Tomahawk Music on the River series. 6 pm. On Facebook Wild Wednesday at the Zoo · Wed. 6/20, Wildwood Zoo, Marshfield. Featuring Marshfield K-9 Unit. Held rain or shine. 11–11:45 am or 1–1:45 pm. Free. 715-384-4642 Monk Botanical Gardens Tour · Wed. 6/20, Monk Gardens, Wausau. Explore history, spaces and diversity of plants. 11 am-noon. Free members, $2 non-members. 715-261-6309 Needle Arts at the Library · Wed. 6/20, Marathon Co. Library, Marathon. Crafts and socializing. Bring own supplies. 4 pm. 715-443-2775

Concerts on the Square: Nick Anderson and the Skinny Lovers · Wed. 6/20, 400 Block, downtown Wausau. Singer, songwriter. Concerts play rain or shine. Bring a picnic, blanket or lawn chair. No buffet tables due to space, no pets, no smoking. Free. 6-8 pm. 715-297-9531 Art 101: Faust Serigraphs · Wed. 6/20, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Ages 13+ learn about serigraphy process from Jane Weinke. 12:15-1 pm. 715-845-7010 Country Fest · Thurs.-Sat. 6/21-23, CV Music Festival, Cadott. Headliners: Thurs. Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Luke Combs, Lauren Alaina; Fri. Brad Paisley, Brett Eldredge, Dwight Yoakam; Sat. Brantley Gilbert, Kip Moore, Kane Brown. General admission: 1-day $95, 3-day $159. Schedule: Countryfest.com Marketplace Thursdays: Yoga and Patchouli · Thurs. 6/21, 400 Block, Wausau. Folk music by folk-pop flamenco duo 10-11:30 am with yoga by 5 Koshas noon-1 pm. Farmers market 9 am-2 pm. wausauevents.org Dinner en Blanc · Thurs. 6/21, Downtown Square, Stevens Point. Diners plan table decorations and meal, gather amid luminaries and twinkling lights; entertainment by Silva Brothers. Wear white. 6 pm. $25. Tickets: cwso.org Flip Merwin Memorial Race · Thurs. 6/21, State Park Speedway, Wausau. SLM, Support Divisions and Bandos. 4:30 fan gates open, 7 pm race begins. 715-212-9006, Stateparkspeedway.com Lehto & Wright · Thurs. 6/21, Pfiffner Pioneer Park Band Shell, Stevens Point. Celtic folk rock. Part of The Levitt AMP Stevens Point Music Series. 6 pm. Createportagecounty.org Wisconsin Woodchucks · Thurs. 6/21, Athletic Park, Wausau. Woodchucks vs. Madison Mallards. 6:35 pm. 715-845-5055, woodchucks.com The Fromm Brothers & Their Fur Farm · Thurs. 6/21, Marathon Co. Library, Spencer. Learn history of Marathon Co. landmark that was once the largest silver fox and mink farm in US. 6:30 pm. 715-359-3996

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Cedar Creek Mall Rummage Sale · Thurs.-Sun. 6/21-24, Cedar Creek Mall, Rothschild. First annual rummage sale. Details TBD. Cedarcreekmall.com Outdoor Concert: Winchester · Fri. 6/22, Great Dane, Wausau. Acoustic duo. 6 pm (if rain, indoors 9 pm). 715-362-6000 Vintage Board Game Night · Fri. 6/22, Woodson History Center, Wausau. 100+ games available, or bring own game to share. Popcorn provided. 7-10 pm. Free. 715-842-5750, marathoncountyhistory.org Screen-Printing with Artist Anne Senechal Faust · Fri.-Sun. 6/22-24, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Teens and adults join Anne Senechal Faust to create two-color serigraphs. Fri. 4-7 pm; Sat.-Sun. 10 am-4 pm. $85 members, $100 non-members. Registration required: 715-845-7010 Wisconsin Woodchucks · Fri.-Sun. 6/22-24, Athletic Park, Wausau. Fri.: vs. Madison Mallards; Sat-Sun.: vs. Wis. Rapids Rafters. Fri.-Sat. 6:35 pm; Sun. 3:05 pm. 715-845-5055, woodchucks.com Movie Under the Stars: Movie TBD · Fri. 6/22, Towering Pines Park, Kronenwetter. Concessions available, bring blanket or lawn chair. Movie begins at dusk. Free. kronenwetter.org Live Music in the Biergarten: The Drovers · Fri. 6/22, Bull Falls Brewery, Wausau. Variety. 6-9 pm. 715-842-2337 Event in Bevent · Sat.-Sun. 6/23-24, St. Ladislaus Parish, Bevent. Music, food, games, bounce houses, raffle, more. Polka Mass: 4 pm Sat. with Maroszek Bros.; 10:10 am Sun. with Old Time Brass & Choraleers. Grounds open Sat. 5 pm-midnight; Sun. 10 am-8 pm. 715-446-3060

WPR Listener Appreciation Event · Sat. 6/23, Central Rivers Farmshed, Stevens Point. Stephani Elkins, Larry Meiller, Glen Moberg meet & greet fans; refreshments. 11 am-2 pm. Free. Register: Eventbrite.com Women at Large: Collage Workshop · Sat. 6/23, Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau. Create large collages on watercolor or rosin paper and use different layering techniques. Taught by Teresa Gifford, owner of Assemblage Studio. 11 am-3 pm. $45. Register: cvawausau.org Outdoor Concert: Big Road Band · Sat. 6/23, Great Dane, Wausau. Classic rock, funk, blues. 6 pm (if rain, indoors 9 pm). 715-362-6000 Concert in the Clouds · Sat. 6/23, Rib Mountain State Park Amphitheater. Boo Bradley a one-man orchestra. 6-8 pm. Free, state park vehicle admission sticker required for park entrance. 715-842-2522 Whitewater Recreational Release · Sat.-Sun. 6/23-24, Wausau Whitewater Park. Paddlers use course freely; practice freestyle or slalom. ACA Membership required, available onsite starting at $5. Helmet, approved life jacket, boat flotation bags required. 10 am-4 pm. $15 per day, $25 per weekend, $110 season pass. Wausauwhitewater.org Plants for Pollinators: Creating Pollinator’s Paradise · Sat. 6/23, Schmeeckle Reserve, Stevens Point. Alter garden to attract more pollinators, identify plants and plant characteristics important to pollinators, more. 9 am-7 pm. $55. Register by 6/15: 715-346-3838 Civil War Medicine · Sat. 6/23, Woodson History Center, Wausau. Reality vs. Hollywood, by Dr. Gordon Dammann. Part of History Speaks series. 2 pm. 715-842-5750 Winged Wonders · Sun. 6/24, Mead Wildlife, Milladore. Learning fun, presentation on monarch butterflies 12:30 pm, interactive displays, children crafts and scavenger hunt. 11 am-2 pm. Free. meadwildlife.org

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Dog-Gone Pool Party · Sun. 6/24, Marathon Park Splash Pad, Wausau. 2 dogs per adult, collar or harness, proof of current vaccinations required. $5, free 12 and under with paid adult. 715-261-1550 Balint Karosi · Sun. 6/24, Zion Lutheran Church, Wausau. Award-winning Hungarian composer, concert organist and recording artist. 3 pm. zionlutheranwausau.com Legally Blond the Musical Jr. · Sun.-Tues. 6/24-26, UW-Marathon Co. Center for Civic Engagement, Wausau. Fun, upbeat adaptation of hit film and award-winning Broadway musical presented by Central Wis. Children’s Theatre. 7 pm; Mon. 2 pm. $15 adults, $12 youth and seniors. mycwt.org, 715-842-4416 Date Night: Bent’s Camp · Mon. 6/25, Land O’ Lakes Area. Relaxing paddle while exploring history of The Cisco Chain followed by dinner at Bent’s Camp. Part of Nicolet College’s Outdoor Adventure Series. 5-9 pm. $55, $70 with kayak rental. Register: nicoletcollege.edu Downtown Employee Appreciation Week · Mon.-Fri. 6/25-29, downtown Wausau. Created by and for downtown employees. Details TBD. Wausauriverdistrict.org Mon. Kick-Off Skywalk Social Tues. Sign making workshop at The Local Wed. Concert Pre-Game at Daly’s Thurs. Wausau’s Largest Coffee Break and Succulent Bar Fri. Woodchucks Game Sky Quest · Mon. 6/25 & Wed. 6/27, UWSP Blocher Planetarium. Young women’s personal quest to find special place in night sky. 7:30 pm. Free. 715-346-2139 Needle Arts at the Library · Tues. 6/26, Marathon Co. Library, Rothschild. Knitters and crocheters gather for a night of crafts and socializing. 3 pm. 715-359-6208 An Evening with Scott Kirby and Friends · Tues. 6/26, Nicolet College, Rhinelander. Indie folk rock singer and songwriter. 7:30 pm. $10. Tickets: Nicoletlive.com

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Looney Day Paddle · Tues. 6/26, Lac Du Flambeau Area. Paddle down Flambeau Flowage with loon expert to learn about iconic birds. Part of Nicolet College’s Outdoor Adventure Series. 9 am-4 pm. $70, $85 with canoe rental. Register: nicoletcollege.edu Jonny Lang · Tues. 6/26, Grand Theater, Wausau. Grammy Award-winning blues artist performs. 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $29.50. grandtheater.org Wisconsin Woodchucks · Wed. 6/27, Athletic Park, Wausau. Woodchucks vs. Battle Creek Bombers. 12:05 & 6:35 pm. 715-845-5055, woodchucks.com Monk Botanical Gardens Tour · Wed. 6/27, Monk Gardens, Wausau. Explore history, spaces and plant diversity. 11 am-noon. Free members, $2 non-members. 715-261-6309 Mike Maher Band · Wed. 6/27, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Tomahawk. Classic rock, funk, blues, jazz fusion. Music on the River series. 6 pm. On Facebook. Making A Plan: Budgeting · Wed. 6/27, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Discuss goal setting and budgeting to make a plan. 6-8 pm. Free. Registration required: marathon.uwex.edu/family-living Concerts on the Square: Air National Guard Band · Wed. 6/27, 400 Block, downtown Wausau. Patriotic tunes. Concerts play rain or shine. Bring a picnic, blanket or lawn chair. No buffet tables due to space, no pets, no smoking. Free. 6-8 pm. 715-297-9531 Wild Wednesday at the Zoo · Wed. 6/27, Wildwood Zoo, Marshfield. Featuring Animal House Pets. Held rain or shine. 4 & 6 pm. Free. 715-384-4642 Marketplace Thursdays: Graham Crackers · Thurs. 6/28, 400 Block, Wausau. Children’s performer noon-1 pm. Market 9 am-2 pm. wausauevents.org Know Your Faith: St. Luke’s Gospel and His Sequel with Fr. Jim Bartelme · Thurs. 6/28, St. Anthony Spirituality Center, Marathon. Outline of themes and transitions, bring bible. 6:30-7:45 pm. sarcenter.com

Successful Marketing and Fundraising for Non-Profits · Thurs. 6/28, UW-Stevens Point Dreyfus University Center. Learn how to identify markets, ideal for church groups, schools, youth organizations, and activists. 9 am-noon. $49. Registration required: 715-346-3838 Dave Lashua Memorial Race · Thurs. 6/28, State Park Speedway, Wausau. Wisconsin Challenge Series 75, central Wis. Steel Frame Challenge Series, SLM and Support Divisions. 4:30 fan gates open, 7 pm race begins. 715-212-9006, Stateparkspeedway.com Outdoor Concert: The Archives · Fri. 6/29, Great Dane, Wausau. Rock, country, blues. 6 pm (if rain, indoors 9 pm). 715-362-6000 Wisconsin Woodchucks · Fri.-Sat. 6/29-30, Athletic Park, Wausau. Fri. vs. Madison Mallards; Sat. vs. Lakeshore Chinooks. 6:35 pm. 715-845-5055, woodchucks.com Northern Roundup · Fri.-Sat. 6/29-30, MC Festival Grounds, Gleason. Cars, music, pinup contest, live auction, kids model building contest, vendors and more. Gates open 8 am. $10 per day, $20 weekend. On Facebook: Northern Roundup 2018 Dipping Into Words Writing Workshop · Fri.-Sat. 6/2930, St. Anthony Spirituality Center, Marathon. Writing prompts, journaling and craft poems. 6 pm Fri.-4 pm Sat. $95, $65 commuter. Register: sarcenter.com Riverfront Rendezvous · Fri.-Sun. 6/29-7/1, Pfiffner Park, Stevens Point. Music fest. w/ kids activities, fireworks &boat parade. Fri.: Scottie Miller Band, Club Soda Club, Porky’s Groove Machine, The Original Wailers. Sat.: Michael Sodnik, Jerry Frasier, Red Rose, Vada’s Rockhouse, Them Coulee Boys, The Snow Birds, Tonic. Sun.: Good for the Soul, Kenny Ahem, Soul Symmetry, Wheelhouse, Back’n Kickin’ Band, Copper Box. Fri. 7:1511 pm. Sat. 8 am-10:45 pm; Sun. 9 am-dusk. Stevenspoint.com Snowbirds · Sat. 6/30, Pfiffner Pioneer Park Band Shell, Stevens Point. Americana. Part of The Levitt AMP Stevens Point Music Series. 6 pm. Createportagecounty.org Home Composting Workshop · Sat. 6/30, Weston Farmer’s Market. Presented by Marathon Co. solid Waste and Recycling Connection Corporation. 9 am-noon. westonwi.gov

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Wausau Area 4th of July Celebration · Wed.-Sun. 7/4-8, Marathon Park, Wausau. Carnival rides, fireworks on Wed. & Sat., games, Demo Derby 1:30 pm Sun. Gates open: Wed. & Sat.-Sun. noon; Thurs. 5 pm; Fri. 3 pm. Wausauarea4thofjuly.org Independence Day Festival and Car Show · Sun. 7/1, Willow Springs Garden, Wausau. Patriotic family event with horse drawn wagon rides, petting zoo, car show, craft booths, blacksmith demo, food, live music. Fireworks at dark following a patriotic tribute. Free admission. 8 am–10 pm. 715-675-1171, Willowspringsgarden.net Wisconsin Woodchucks · Sun. 7/1, Athletic Park, Wausau. Woodchucks vs. Lakeshore Chinooks. 3:05 pm. 715-845-5055, woodchucks.com The Stargazer · Mon. 7/2, UWSP Blocher Planetarium, Stevens Point. Nature of stars, stellar life cycles. 7:30 pm. Free. 715-346-2139 Red, White & Boom 4th of July Festival · Wed. 7/4, Athletic Park, Wausau. Music from Spicy Tie Band, yard games, fireworks. 6:30 pm. $5. woodchucks.com Mosinee Community Band · Wed. 7/4, Rib Mountain State Park Amphitheater. Patriotic music on nation’s Birthday presented by Friends of Rib Mountain State Park. 7-8 pm. Free, state park vehicle admission sticker required for park entrance. 715-842-2522 July 4th Festival & Parade · Wed. 7/4, River Park, Mosinee. Live music, children’s activities, food, beverages, 6 pm parade. 4-11 pm. Free. Firecracker 5K Run/Walk · River Park, Mosinee. Chip timed event. 9 am. $20. Mosineechamber.org Elvis Thao & the Creatives · Thurs. 7/5, Pfiffner Pioneer Park Band Shell, Stevens Point. Folk rock. Part of The Levitt AMP Stevens Point Music Series. 6 pm. Createportagecounty.org

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Marketplace Thursdays: TBD · Thurs. 7/5, 400 Block, Wausau. Family friendly entertainment noon-1 pm. Market 9 am-2 pm. wausauevents.org Rhythm Kings · Thurs. 7/5, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Tomahawk. Milwaukee dance band, rhythm, blues, jazz and disco. Music on the River series. 6 pm. On Facebook. Art 101: Uribe Gallery Walk · Thurs. 7/5, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. With museum educator Catie Anderson for ages 13+. 5:30-6:30 pm. 715-845-7010 Sculpture Garden Yoga · Thurs. 7/5, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Led by 5 Koshas Yoga and Wellness instructor. Bring a mat or blanket. Weather permitting. 5:30-6:30 pm. 715-845-7010 Hands-on Art · Thurs. 7/5, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Drop in to twirl, bend, and twist chenille stems into sculptures celebrating fireworks in the night sky. 5:30-7 pm. 715-845-7010 The Northwoods Encore · Thurs. 7/5, Stiehm Stadium, DC Everest Jr. High, Schofield. Drum & bugle corps performances by several of the best ensembles in the Midwest and across the U.S. 7 pm. Tickets start at $15. 317-275-1212, dci.org Vintage Board Game Night: 21+ Night · Thurs. 7/5, Limericks, Wausau. Game collection available with special vintage cocktails. 7 pm. 715-842-5750 Night Out at the Woodson · Thurs. 7/5, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Experience artworks, sample audio tour, and more for all ages. 4-7:30 pm. 715-845-7010 50 Years of Wildlife Rehabilitation: Then and Now · Fri. 7/6, Nicolet College Northwoods Center, Rhinelander. Learn about wildlife rehab developments. Part of Nicolet College’s Outdoor Adventure Series. 10-11:30 am. $20. Register: nicoletcollege.edu Outdoor Concert: Howard “Guitar” Luedtke & Blue Max Band · Fri. 7/6 Great Dane, Wausau. Delta blues, variety. 6 pm (if rain, indoors 9 pm). 715-362-6000 Movies in the Park Portage Co.: The Goonies · Fri. 7/6, Pfiffner Pioneer Park, Stevens Point. Free rootbeer and popcorn available. Kids activities 6 pm-dusk, movie at dusk. Free. wisconsineci.org 50 Years of Wildlife Rehabilitation: Then and Now · Fri. 7/6, Raptor Education Group, Antigo. Topics range from lead poisoning to trash and how everyone can be better stewards of the land. Part of Nicolet College’s Outdoor Adventure Series. 2:3-4 pm. $20. Register: nicoletcollege.edu 50 Years of Wildlife Conservation · Fri. 7/6, Nicolet College Northwoods Center, Rhinelander. Journey through rich history of wildlife conservation in Wis. Part of Nicolet College’s Outdoor Adventure Series. 7-8:30 pm. $20. Register: nicoletcollege.edu Outside the Lines: A Family Coloring Party · Sat. 7/7, Marathon Co. Library, Hatley. For kids and adults. 10 am. 715-446-3537 State Park Speedway Race Tundra Series · Sat. 7/7, State Park Speedway, Wausau. With fireworks. 3:30 fan gates open, 6 pm race begins. 715-212-9006, Stateparkspeedway.com Outdoor Concert: Irene Keenan Jr. · Sat. 7/7, Great Dane, Wausau. Acoustic variety. 6 pm (if rain, indoors 9 pm). 715-362-6000 50 Years of Wildlife Conservation · Sat. 7/7, Thunder Marsh State Wildlife Area, Three Lakes. Review ecological and natural history of the marsh. Part of Nicolet College’s Outdoor Adventure Series. 7-9 am. $35. Register: nicoletcollege.edu Art Park Open Studio · Sat. 7/7, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. All ages drop in to create chenille-stem sculptures. 1-3 pm. 715-845-7010

Bill Jamerson’s Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps, July 7 at Rib Mountain State Park Bill Jamerson: A Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps · Sat. 7/7, Rib Mountain Amphitheater. Fun look at Federal Works Program that gave employment to 3.5 million men in 1930’s. Presented by Friends of Rib Mountain State Park. Rain location: Friends Gathering Space. Free, vehicles need state park sticker. 6-7:30 pm. Free. 715-842-2522 Jazz on the River: Band TBD · Sun. 7/8, Kickbusch Plaza, on riverfront behind libary, Wausau. Outdoor jazz concert, lawn chairs and picnic dinners welcomed. Rain location: J. Gumbo’s. 5-7 pm. Free. wausauriverdistrict.org Wisconsin Woodchucks · Sun.-Wed. 7/8-11, Athletic Park, Wausau. Sun.-Mon. vs. Rockford Rivets.; Tues.-Wed. vs. Green Bay Bullfrogs. Sun. 3:05 pm; Mon.-Wed. 6:35 pm. 715-845-5055, woodchucks.com Yoga in the Garden · Mondays 7/9-23, Bridge Community Clinic Garden, Wausau. Outdoor yoga class. Rain location: 5 Koshas Yoga. 5:15 pm. Free. Registration required: 5koshasyoga.com/yoga/class-schedule Galaxies · Mon. 7/9 & Wed. 7/11, UWSP Blocher Planetarium. Journey Milky Way, galaxies beyond. 7:30 pm. 715-346-2139 Gender Pay Gap · Mon. 7/9, YWCA, Wausau. Hear new research towards solutions of gender pay gap presented by Linda Barrington, Executive Director of Institute for Compensation Studies and Assoc. Dean for Outreach and Sponsored Research at Cornell University. 6:30-8 pm. Free. 715-848-4821 Cross-fit in the Park · Tuesdays & Thursdays 7/10-8/23 (no class during fair week), Meet behind Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Certified L1 LIFT coaches teach strength, endurance, and core-to-extremity workout. 5:306:30 pm. 715-261-1550 Making a Plan: Budgeting · Tues. 7/10, UW-Extension Marathon Co., Wausau. Discuss goal setting and budgeting to make a plan. 9:30-11:30 am. Free. Registration required: marathon.uwex.edu/family-living

Strawberry Island: Journey Through Time · Tues. 7/10, Lac Du Flambeau Area. Paddle to Strawberry Island, walking tour of George W. Brown Jr. Museum, traditional Ojibwe dinner and walk through pow-wow grounds. Part of Nicolet College’s Outdoor Adventure Series. Noon-9 pm. $75, $85 with canoe rental. Register: nicoletcollege.edu Grilling and Essential Oils · Tues. 7/10, Rasmussen College, Wausau. 6-7 pm. $5. Pre-registration recommended: 715-340-2835 Advance Chalk Technique Class · Tues. 7/10, 400 Block, Wausau. For Chalkfest artists: Ages 14+ learn to enhance quality of art with chalk-water blending. Bring paint brushes and reference image. 6-7 pm. Free. On Facebook: Chalkfest Wausau Adult Computer Coaching · Tues.-Thurs. 7/10-12, TB Scott Library, Merrill. One-on-one computer help. Tues. 10 am; Wed. 6 pm; Thurs. 1 pm. 715-536-7191 Second Tuesday Concert Series: Quarry Road Band · Tues. 7/10, Walls of Wittenberg Art Park. Bring chairs, picnic to enjoy live music. Rain location: WOWSPACE. 6 pm. Free. wallsofwittenberg.com Jerry Schmitt Band · Wed. 7/11, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Tomahawk. Modern, traditional country with rockabilly influence. Music on the River series. 6 pm. On Facebook Intro Chalk Technique Class · Wed. 7/11, 400 Block, Wausau. For Chalkfest artists: Learn to prepare square using grid method and prepare image. 1-3 pm. Free. On Facebook: Chalkfest Wausau Monk Botanical Gardens Tour · Wed. 7/11, Monk Gardens, Wausau. Explore history, spaces and plant diversity. 11 amnoon. Free members, $2 non-members. 715-261-6309 Wild Wednesday at the Zoo · Wed. 7/11, Wildwood Zoo, Marshfield. Featuring Raptor Education Group. Held rain or shine. 11–11:45 am or 1–1:45 pm. Free. 715-384-4642 Concerts on the Square: Johnny & the MoTones · Wed. 7/11, 400 Block, downtown Wausau. Blues, R&B, soul. Concerts play rain or shine. Bring a picnic, blanket or lawn chair. No buffet tables due to space, no pets, no smoking. 6-8 pm. 715-297-9531

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Rock Fest · Thurs.-Sat. 7/12-14, CV Music Festivals, Cadott. International and regional bands. Lineup includes Thurs.: Incubus, Rise Against, Seether; Fri. Godsmack, Halestorm, Bush; Sat. Disturbed, A Day to Remember, Black Label Society. General admission: 1-day: $89; 3-days $129, $99/$139 after 6/30. Rock-fest.com I Remember When Club · Thurs. 7/12, Woodson History Center, Wausau. Encouraged to write family stories to share with children and grandchildren. 10:30 am. Marathoncountyhistory.org Paddling the Bear River · Thurs. 7/12, Bear River, Lac Du Flambeau. Paddle the small, shallow river that winds through large wetlands. Part of Nicolet College’s Outdoor Adventure Series. 9 am-4 pm. $65, $80 with kayak rental. Register: nicoletcollege.edu Marketplace Thursdays: Max Koepke · Thurs. 7/12, 400 Block, Wausau. Vocals by student Max Koepke noon1 pm. Market 9 am-2 pm. wausauevents.org eBook Coaching · Thurs. 7/12, TB Scott Library, Merrill. Learn all you need to read ebooks on digital device. 6 pm. 715-536-7191 State Park Speedway Race SLM and Support Divisions · Thurs. 7/12, State Park Speedway, Wausau. 4:30 fan gates open, 7 pm race begins. 715-212-9006, Stateparkspeedway.com Balloon & Rib Fest · Thurs.-Sun. 7/12-15, Wausau Downtown Airport. Fireworks, hot air balloons, professional rib vendors, kites, animals, bounce houses and more. Thurs.-Fri. 5-9 pm; Sat. 6 am-10 pm; Sun. 610:30 am. Full schedule: Wausauevents.org Balloon Chase Run · Sat. 7/14, Wausau Downtown Airport. 5K run or walk through neighborhood, after morning balloon launch. 7:30-11 am. $25, $30 after 7/13. Register: tandhtiming.com, wausauevents.org Sidewalk Sales · Thurs.-Sun. 7/12-15, downtown Wausau. Best deals of the year from businesses located in the River District. Wausauriverdistrict.org Hodag Country Fest · Thurs.-Sun. 7/12-15, Festival Grounds, Rhinelander. Thurs.: Clint Black, Midland, The Northern Lights, Marty’s Party; Fri.: Cole Swindell, Locash, Carly Pearce; Sat.: Toby Keith, Brett Young, Drake White & The Big Fire, John Conlee, Kalie Shorr; Sun. Neal McCoy, Chris Janson, Diamon Rio, High Valley, Ashley McBryde. Gate Prices: 1-Day $75, 2-Day $140, 9-Day $150, child daily $30, child 9-day $70. Hodag.com Spark! · Thurs. 7/12, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Those with memory loss and accompanying friend or family member enjoy social art that sparks one-on-one conversation and hands-on art activity. 10:30 am-noon. Registration required: 715-845-7010 Gazebo Nights: Kevin Moore · Thurs. 7/12, Normal Park, Merrill. Acoustic country, classic rock, variety. 6 pm. 715-536-6972 Immegre’ · Thurs. 7/12, Pfiffner Pioneer Park Band Shell, Stevens Point. Afro funk. Part of The Levitt AMP Stevens Point Music Series. 6 pm. Createportagecounty.org Grease · Fri.-Sat. 7/13-14, Sentry Theater @1800, Stevens Point. Details TBD. Playhousetheatergroup.com Beer Cheese & Pets Please · Fri. 7/13, SentryWorld Atrium, Stevens Point. Sample beer and cheese with all proceeds benefitting the Humane Society of Portage Co. 7 pm. $50 VIP, $35 general, $10 non-alcoholic. Tickets: hspcwi.org Movie in the Park: Hocus Pocus · Fri. 7/13, Normal Park, Merrill. Family fun with bouncy house, food and more at 5 pm, movie at dusk. Bring blankets, chairs and bug spray. 5-11 pm. Free. 715-536-9474 Outdoor Concert: Incorruptibiles · Fri. 7/13, Great Dane, Wausau. Rock, blues. 6 pm (if rain, indoors 9 pm). 715-362-6000 Master Gardener’s Garden Walk · Fri.-Sat. 7/13-14. By North Central Wis. Master Gardeners. Details TBD. Marathon.uwex.edu

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Movie Under the Stars: Movie TBD · Thurs. 7/19, Norm Memorial Park, Kronenwetter. Concessions available, bring blanket or lawn chair. Movie begins at dusk. Free. kronenwetter.org Wisconsin Woodchucks · Thurs.-Fri. 7/19-20, Athletic Park, Wausau. Woodchucks vs. Kalamazoo Growlers. 6:35 pm. 715-845-5055, woodchucks.com Concert: Sweet Sheiks · Thurs. 7/19, Pfiffner Pioneer Park Band Shell, Stevens Point. Roaring 20s pop. Levitt AMP Music Series. 6 pm. Createportagecounty.org Outdoor Concert: Bear Creek Band · Fri. 7/20, Great Dane, Wausau. Variety. 6 pm (if rain, indoors 9 pm). 715-362-6000 Gem and Mineral Show · Fri.-Sat. 7/20-21, Lakeland Union High School, Minocqua. Gems, beads, minerals, fossils, jewelry, silent auction, door prizes, demos. Fri. 10 am6 pm; Sat. 9 am-5 pm. Free admission. 715-477-2619 Jazz Fest · Fri.-Sat. 7/20-21, Bull Falls Brewery, Wausau. Two days of jazz music with local food and Bull Falls microbrews. Lineup TBD. Hosted by Bull Falls Brewery and River Valley Jazz Society. Fri. 4-10 pm; Sat. 2-10 pm. bullfallsbrewery.com 50 Years of Private Land Conservation: The Nature Conservancy and the Northwoods Land Trust · Fri. 7/20, Nicolet College Northwoods Center, Rhinelander. Learn how land trust movement enabled conservation to expand statewide and internationally followed by hike at Holmboe State Natural area. Part of Nicolet College’s Outdoor Adventure Series. 9:30 am-12:30 pm. $40. Register: nicoletcollege.edu Lake DuBay Lions Summerfest · Fri.-Sat. 7/20-21, Lake DuBay Lions Park, Knowlton. Food, beverages, games, live music, rummage sale, bingo and more. Fri. Led West 7-11 pm, Sat. Spicy Tie Band 7-11 pm. Children’s petting zoo Sat. 3-6 pm. Free admission. Fri. 5 pm-midnight; Sat. 8 am-midnight. Details visit dubaylions.org Community Scavenger Hunt · Sat. 7/21, Good News Project, Wausau. Teams of 4 follow clues around town, collect items, take photos, completing physical challenges to win prize. 1-5 pm. goodnewswi.com Outdoor Concert: Hand Picked · Sat. 7/21, Great Dane, Wausau. Bluegrass, folk, variety. 6 pm (if rain, indoors 9 pm). 715-362-6000 Concert in the Clouds · Sat. 7/21, Rib Mountain State Park Amphitheater. Live music by The Green Bay Pickers playing bluegrass and Americana. 6-8 pm. Free, vehicles require state park sticker for entrance. 715-842-2522 South Beach Up North · Chamber music featuring classics & lively folk by this Florida ensemble and guest musicians. Sobechamberensemble.org Sat. 7/21, First Universalist Unitarian Church, Wausau. Casual picnic concert with Mozart on the Move featuring local high school quartet. 6 pm. $10. Sun. 7/22, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Wausau. Golijov, Del Aguila, Onslow and Montgomery. Noon. Fri. 7/27, St. Matthias’ Episcopal Church, Minocqua. German Masters. 7 pm Sun. 7/29, First Universalist Unitarian Church, Wausau. Beethoven and Mendelssohn Piano Trios. Noon Tramping the Trampers Trails · Sun. 7/22, Star Lake Area. Hike while discussing ecological features of the area and look for plants. Part of Nicolet College’s Outdoor Adventure Series. 9:30 am-1 pm. $39. Register: nicoletcollege.edu Jazz on the River: Band TBD · Sun. 7/22, Kickbusch Plaza, on riverfront behind library, Wausau. Outdoor jazz concert, lawn chairs and picnic dinners welcomed. Rain location: J. Gumbo’s. 5-7 pm. Free. wausauriverdistrict.org American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class · Mon.Fri. 7/23-8/3, Schulenburg Pool, Wausau. Ages 15+ must pass water fitness test and learn to become certified lifeguard. 10 am-noon. $100. 715-261-1550

Dig Deep and 20+ other regional and national acts perform for the Moon Dance Festival in Gleason July 19-21 Needle Arts at the Library · Tues. 7/24, Marathon Co. Library, Rothschild. Knitters and crocheters gather for a night of crafts and socializing. 3 pm. 715-359-6208 Texxas · Wed. 7/25, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Tomahawk. Southern rock, country, oldies. Tomahawk Music on the River series. 6 pm. On Facebook. Making A Plan: Budgeting · Wed. 7/25, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Discuss goal setting and budgeting to make a plan. 6-8 pm. Free. Registration required: marathon.uwex.edu/family-living Wild Wednesday at the Zoo · Wed. 7/25, Wildwood Zoo, Marshfield. Featuring Zoozort. Held rain or shine. 11–11:45 am or 1–1:45 pm. Free. 715-384-4642 Monk Gardens Tour · Wed. 7/25, Monk Gardens, Wausau. History, spaces, plant diversity. 11 am-noon. Free members, $2 non-members. 715-261-6309 Concerts on the Square: Tallymoore · Wed. 7/25, 400 Block, downtown Wausau. Contemporary folk, modern Celtic. Concerts play rain or shine. Bring picnic, blanket or lawn chair. No buffet tables due to space, no pets or smoking. 6-8 pm. 715-297-9531 Warbird Rendezvous · Wed. 7/25, Central Wis. Airport, Mosinee. Warbirds from Oshkosh EAA fly-in display airplanes. 8 am-1 pm. On Facebook. Marketplace Thursdays: Emily Metz · Thurs. 7/26, 400 Block, Wausau. Family friendly singer noon-1 pm. Market 9 am-2 pm. wausauevents.org Wisconsin Woodchucks · Thurs. 7/26 & Sat.-Sun. 7/28-29, Athletic Park, Wausau. Thurs. vs. Fond du Lac Dock Spiders; Sat.-Sun. vs. Lakeshore Chinooks. Thurs. & Sat. 6:35 pm; Sun. 3:05 pm. 715-845-5055, woodchucks.com Summer Twister · Thurs.-Sat. 7/26-28, Wildlife Campground, Birnamwood. For ages 21+. Biker games, bike show, camping, beard and mustache contest, vendors, music, more. Thurs. Backbone, Branded, Outlaw’d. Fri. The Charmless Few, The Solution, Black Water Gin. Sat. Denim n Leather, Rat Sass, The American Hitmen. Details, schedule, tickets: wisconsinsummertwister.com Gazebo Nights: Broken Arrow Band · Thurs. 7/26, Normal Park, Merrill. Country, classic rock. 6 pm. 715-536-6972

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Samantha Fish · Thurs. 7/26, Pfiffner Pioneer Park Band Shell, Stevens Point. Blues. Levitt AMP Music Series. 6 pm. Createportagecounty.org Know Your Faith: Theology of the Body with Fr. Bob Streveler · Thurs. 7/26, St. Anthony Spirituality, Marathon. Look at dignity with which God created us, how to live as his disciples. 6:30-7:45 pm. Sarcenter.com Joan Jett & The Blackhearts · Thurs. 7/26, Lake of the Torches, Lac du Flambeau. Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame inductees with eight platinum albums and nine top 40 singles. 8 pm. Tickets start at $65. Lakeofthetorches.com Shakespeare in the State Park: Twelfth Night · Fri. 7/27, Rib Mountain State Park. Summit Players perform Shakespeare show and conduct workshop for ages 8+. Workshop: 5:30 pm; show: 7 pm. Free, state park sticker required for park admission. 715-842-2522 Music’s Rockin’ at The Library · Fri. 7/27, TB Scott Library, Merrill. Evening of music from local artists. 5 pm. 715-536-7191 Outdoor Concert: Scott Kirby · Fri. 7/27, Great Dane, Wausau. Acoustic variety. 6 pm (if rain, indoors 9 pm). 715-362-6000 Gifts of Recovery · Fri.-Sun. 7/27-29, St. Anthony Spirituality, Marathon. Learn how using 12-Steps programs can help recover true selves. 6:30 pm Fri.-noon Sun. $190. Register: sarcenter.com Larry Detjens Memorial Weekend · Fri.-Sat. 7/27-28, State Park Speedway, Wausau. Fri.: Big 8 Series Headlines, Bandos, and some support divisions. 4:30 fan gates open, 7 pm race begins. Sat. SLM (4 Tires) Bandos and some support divisions. 3:30 pm fan gates open, 6 pm race begins. 715-212-9006, Stateparkspeedway.com Shrimp Boil · Fri. 7/27, Athletic Park, Wausau. Wisconsin Woodchucks Baseball hosts party, with all you can eat shrimp, potatoes, corn and bread, with live music by Travis Lee (variety). 6:30 pm. $50, $65 after 7/17. 715-845-5055 Northwoods Art Tour 2017 · Fri.-Sun. 7/27-29, Homes in Vilas, Oneida, Iron, Langlade & Lincoln Counties. Self-guided tours of 33 studios and galleries, includes paintings, pottery, photographs, furniture, wood carvings, jewelry, more. 10 am-5 pm. northwoodsarttour.com, 715-385-3334

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3100 Rib Mountain Dr., Wausau • 715-845-9100 AUTHENTIC MEXICAN FOOD • DINE IN OR CARRY OUT * Served with rice & beans APPETIZERS AND SALADS Guacamole Dip........................................... $2.99 Cheese Dip ................................................... 2.99 Bean Dip ....................................................... 3.99 Nachos with Cheese .................................... 4.29 Nachos with Beans ...................................... 5.29 Nachos with Beef......................................... 6.99 Nachos with Beef or Chicken ...................... 6.79 Quesadilla (cheese only) ................................ 3.29 Quesadilla (chicken or beef) ........................... 5.79 Quesadilla (grilled chicken or steak) ............... 6.25 Tossed Salad ................................................ 2.99 Cheese Fries................................................. 4.99 A LA CARTE ORDERS Chimichanga .............................................. $4.99 Burrito (beef or chicken)................................. 3.99 Burrito (bean) ................................................ 3.29 Tostada (beef) ............................................... 3.50 Chili Relleno ................................................. 3.99 Enchilada (beef, chicken or cheese)................ 2.59 Taco (beef or chicken) .................................... 1.89 Tamale .......................................................... 3.29 SIDE ORDERS Tortillas (corn or flour).................................... $.89 Mexican Rice ............................................... 2.99 Mexican Rice with cheese dip .................... 4.99 Refried Beans............................................... 2.99 Sour Cream .................................................. $.99 Pico de Gallo ................................................ $.99 French Fries ................................................. 2.29 Shredded Cheese ......................................... 1.79 Jalapeños..................................................... $.99 ESPECIAL FROM THE GRILL *Fajitas Especial El Mezcal - Chorizo, shrimp, chicken and beef strips. Served with sauteed onions, bell peppers, tomatoes and topped with lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, corn or flour tortilla. One Person $16.99 Two Persons $28.99 *Fajitas - Strips of marinated chicken breast or beef steak strips served with sauteed onions, bell peppers, tomatoes and garnished with lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, corn or flour tortillas. One Person $14.99 Two Persons $25.99 *Fajitas Jalisco - Marinated tender strips of beef, chicken and shrimp. Served with sauteed onions, bell peppers, tomatoes and garnished with lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, corn or flour tortillas. One Person $15.99 Two Persons $27.99

SEAFOOD *Shrimp Fajitas ........................................ $16.99 Shrimp Quesadilla ..................................... 10.25 Shrimp Nachos .......................................... 10.25 *Shrimp Chimichanga ............................... 10.25 Shrimp Taco Salad ..................................... 10.25 *Filete De Pescao ....................................... 10.25 Tilapia filet seasoned and grilled, served with onions, tomatoes, bell peppers and tortillas. Filete Empanizado (Fish Fry) ..................... 10.25 Haddock deep fried with rice or fries & salad. Shrimp Cocktail ......................................... 13.59 Tacos De Pescado ...................................... 10.25 *Shrimp Burrito.......................................... 10.55 Shrimp Enchiladas..................................... 10.55 Camarones Ala Diabla (Hot or Mild).......... 13.99 Shrimp sauteed in butter then boiled in authentic Mexican salsa. Served with rice, guacamole, onions, tomatoes and tortillas. Camarones Asados .................................... 13.99 Grilled shrimp served with rice, mixed vegetables and three corn or flour tortillas. STEAK 12 oz. Ribeye Steak ................................... 15.99 Served with rice and fries or beans and a side salad. Beef Steak Monterrey ................................ 15.99 12 oz. ribeye and melted cheese. Served with rice and mixed vegetables. *Steak Mexicano........................................ 15.99 12 oz. ribeye steak topped with grilled onions, tomatoes, bell peppers and tortillas. *Beef Steak Ranchero ............................... 15.99 12 oz. ribeye with red sauce on top and tortillas. *Carne Asada ............................................. 13.99 Boneless steak and grilled onions, with tomatoes, guacamole, pico de gallo and tortillas. Tacos Carne Asada .................................... 10.99 Three flour tortillas stuffed with sliced steak with a side of pico de gallo, refried beans and green salsa. VEGETARIAN COMBINATIONS A. One chili rellano, one cheese enchilada and refried beans ............................................. 8.59 B. Two bean burritos with rice ....................... 8.29 C. One bean burrito, one cheese enchilada, one bean tostada ...................................... 8.29 D. One bean burrito, one quesadilla and one chili relleno ......................................... 8.59 E. Two chili relleno, rice and beans................ 8.59 F. Vegetarian fajita, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, rice, beans, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, lettuce and tortillas... 9.99 G. Bean Chimichanga .................................... 8.59 Flour tortilla stuffed with beans, deep fried and topped with cheese sauce, lettuce, sour cream, guacamole and pico de gallo. Served with Mexican rice H. Vegetarian Nachos .................................... 8.59 Homemade nachos with shredded cheese and cheese sauce, beans, lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo and fresh salsa.

DINNER *El Zarape................................................. $11.99 Marinated beef, chicken & chorizo with grilled bell peppers, onions. Topped with shredded cheese, cheese sauce on pablano peppers. Served with tortillas. *Jimador Beef or Chicken ......................... 10.99 Marinated strips of beef or chicken with cheese dip. *Chili Colorado ........................................... 10.99 Beef or pork chunks with red chili sauce & tortillas. *Chili Verde ................................................ 10.99 Pork or beef chunks with green sauce & tortillas. *Carnitas .................................................... 10.99 Pork tips with lettuce, guacamole and pico de gallo with tortillas. *Special Dinner (a little of everything) ..... 11.99 Chalupa, taco, chili relleno, tamale, enchilada. *Chimichanga .............................................. 9.55 Flour tortilla stuffed with beef or chicken, deep fried, topped with cheese sauce, lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, and pico de gallo. Enchiladas Supremas .................................. 9.55 Four rolled corn tortillas, one beef, one chicken, one cheese and one bean, topped with enchilada sauce, cheese, lettuce, tomato and sour cream. Enchiladas Rancheras ................................. 9.55 Three cheese enchiladas topped with pork, cooked with tomatoes, onions, bell peppers and enchilada sauce, served with lettuce, guacamole, sour cream and tomato. Burrito California ......................................... 9.55 Flour tortilla filled with steak or chicken and rice and beans. Served with lettuce, sour cream, guacamole and green sauce on the side. Burrito Special ............................................. 7.55 One beef burrito with sauce topped with cheese, lettuce and sour cream. Burritos Deluxe ............................................ 9.55 Two flour tortillas wrapped around beans and breast of chicken, topped with cheese, lettuce, tomato, special sauce and sour cream. *Burrito El Mezcal ........................................ 9.55 Flour tortilla filled with seasoned ground beef and beans or chicken topped with lettuce, tomato, sour cream & cheese. Substitute steak for additional $1.00 Burritos Mexicanos...................................... 9.55 Two flour tortillas stuffed with pork, cooked with tomatoes, onions and bell peppers, topped with cheese sauce, lettuce, tomatoes and guacamole. Taquitos Mexicanos ..................................... 9.55 Four rolled corn tortillas stuffed with beef or chicken, served with lettuce, guacamole salad and sour cream. Guadalajara.................................................. 9.55 One chicken burrito, one chicken enchilada, topped with lettuce, sour cream, pico de gallo, cheese and guacamole. Pollo Monterrey.......................................... 10.55 Grilled chicken breast with melted cheese, served with rice and mixed vegetables and tortillas Pollo Loco................................................... 10.55 Charbroiled chicken breast with red sauce, served with rice, guacamole,salad and tortillas. *Pollo Empanizado..................................... 10.55 Fried chicken breast. Served with tossed salad. Choice of salad dressings and tortillas. *Pollo El Camino ........................................ 10.55 Charbroiled chicken breast, bacon and cheese sauce. Served with tortillas. Grilled Chicken Salad .................................. 8.55 A chicken breast served with lettuce, onion, bell pepper and choice of dressing.

Taco Salad.................................................. $9.29 Crispy flour tortilla shell with beef or chicken, cheese, lettuce, tomato, guacamole and sour cream. Taco Salad Fajitas ........................................ 9.99 A crisp flour tortilla shell with strips of chicken breast or beef served with sauteed onions, tomatoes, bell peppers with lettuce, guacamole and sour cream. Nachos El Mezcal....................................... 10.25 Homemade nachos covered with marinated steak, grilled chicken and beans with melted cheese and cheese sauce, lettuce, tomato, sour cream and guacamole. Nachos Supreme.......................................... 9.29 Cheese nachos topped with beef, chopped chicken and beans covered with lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream. Quesadilla Rellena ....................................... 8.59 A flour tortilla grilled and stuffed with cheese, chopped beef and refried beans, served with lettuce, guacamole and sour cream. Quesadilla Verde or Colorado ...................... 8.59 Beef, pork or chicken quesadilla with green or red sauce, lettuce, guacamole, tomato and sour cream. Quesadilla Fajita .......................................... 9.29 Grilled beef or chicken with tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, lettuce, sour cream and guacamole. COMBINATION DINNERS (No Substitutions for Dinners) Choice of fillings: seasoned ground beef or chicken. Items 1-10 are $9.29 1. One taco, two enchiladas and Mexican rice. 2. Two tacos, one enchilada with chili con queso on top with cheese & beef. 3. Three beef enchiladas, Mexican rice and refried beans. 4. One beef enchilada, two tacos, Mexican rice and refried beans. 5. Three beef tacos, Mexican rice and refried beans. 6. One burrito, one taco and two enchiladas. 7. One burrito, one enchilada, Mexican rice and refried beans. 8. One chili relleno, one beef burrito & one enchilada. 9. One taco, one burrito and one chili relleno. 10. One taco, one beef burrito, Mexican rice and refried beans. HOUSE SANDWICHES - All served with fries Aguilas Sandwich ........................................ 9.59 6 oz. Ribeye steak with mushrooms and onions on a French roll with American cheese. Aguilas Sandwich ........................................ 9.59 6 oz. Ribeye steak cooked the way you like with mushrooms, onions and American cheese on a french roll. Served with fries. El Mezcal Bacon Cheeseburger................... 9.59 1/3 pound burger with bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, mayonnaise, mustard, white American cheese and pickles. SPECIAL CHILDREN’S MENU AVAILABLE (Served to children under 12) Substitutes & add-ons subject to extra charge

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Renaissance Festival · Fri.-Sun. 7/27-29, Tommy O’s, Hazelhurst. Food, games, crafts all with Renaissance theme. Fri.-Sat. 10 am-6 pm; Sun. 10 am-4 pm. Cost TBD. Tommyosplayhouse.com, 715-356-0003 Barn Dance · Sat. 7/28, Stoney Acres Farm. Featuring the Hometown Harmony Club Organic food, local spirits and more. Details TBD. 715-432-6285 Celebrate Plover · Sat. 7/28, Lake Pacawa Park, Plover. Live music, kids activities, market place, outdoor business expo, fireworks. 9 am. Celebrateplover.com 400 Block Party · Sat. 7/28, 400 Block, Wausau. Annual showcase of local rock bands. Lineup and details TBD. 2-10:30 pm. Rock947.com Family Festival · Sat. 7/28, Bridge Community Health Clinic, Wausau. Learn about supporting active lifestyles, creating healthy habits and organizations that serve families in need. 10 am-2 pm. Free. 715-848-4884 Hmong Wausau Festival · Sat.-Sun. 7/28-29, Eastbay Sport Complex, Wausau. Second annual festival with night market, music, food and entertainment. Sat. 8 am-11 pm; Sun. 8 am-10 pm. $5 admission. On Facebook. Paddle Pub Crawl IV · Sat. 7/28, Eagles Club, Wausau. Day long paddle, stop at several sand bars along the way ending at Trails End Bar in Stettin. 10 am. On Facebook. Jazz on the River: Band TBD · Sun. 7/29, Kickbusch Plaza, on riverfront behind library, Wausau. Outdoor jazz concert, lawn chairs and picnic dinners welcomed. Rain location: J. Gumbo’s. 5-7 pm. Free. wausauriverdistrict.org Dog-Gone Pool Party · Mon. 7/30, Marathon Park Splash Pad, Wausau. 2 dogs per adults, collar or harness, proof of current vaccinations required. $5, free 12 and under with paid adult. 715-261-1550 Wisconsin Valley Fair · Tues.-Sun. 7/31-8/5, Marathon Park, Wausau. Entertainment, animals, exhibits and food, Grandstand entertainment Tues.: Kids From Wisconsin; Wed.: Skillet; Thurs.: Scotty McCreery; Fri. Trace Adkins. 7:30 pm. $9, $6 before noon, 10 and under free. Wisconsinvalleyfair.com

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Concerts on the Square: Copper Box · Wed. 8/1, 400 Block, downtown Wausau. Americana, bluesy pop. Concerts play rain or shine. Bring a picnic, blanket or lawn chair. No buffet tables due to space, no pets, no smoking. 6-8 pm. 715-297-9531 Monk Botanical Gardens Tour · Wed. 8/1, Monk Gardens, Wausau. Explore history, spaces, plant diversity. 11 amnoon. Free members, $2 non-members. 715-261-6309 Wild Wednesday at the Zoo · Wed. 8/1, Wildwood Zoo, Marshfield. Featuring Zoomobile. Held rain or shine. 11–11:45 am or 1–1:45 pm. Free. 715-384-4642 Art 101: Exhibition Prep · Thurs. 8/2, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Ages 13+ join curator of exhibitions Andy McGivern for insights and storage-area tour. 5:30-6:30 pm. 715-845-7010 Marketplace Thursdays: Carmyn Hoen · Thurs. 8/2, 400 Block, Wausau. Live music by talented local singer noon1 pm. Market 9 am-2 pm. wausauevents.org After Loon Delight · Thurs. 8/2, Torpy Park, Minocqua. 100+ exhibitors with handcrafted items, live music and food. 9 am-4 pm. minocquaartsandcrafts.org Hands-on Art · Thurs. 8/2, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Drop in to create 3D paintings using yarn, wire and rolled magazines. 5:30-7 pm. 715-845-7010 Occidental Brothers · Thurs. 8/2, Pfiffner Pioneer Park Band Shell, Stevens Point. West African dance music. Part of The Levitt AMP Stevens Point Music Series. 6 pm. Createportagecounty.org Gazebo Nights: Charles Walker Band · Thurs. 8/2, Normal Park, Merrill. R&B, funk, soul, blues. 6 pm. 715-536-6972 Night Out at the Woodson · Thurs. 8/2, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Experience artworks, sample audio tour, and more for all ages. 4-7:30 pm. 715-845-7010 Sculpture Garden Yoga · Thurs. 8/2, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Led by 5 Koshas Yoga and Wellness instructor. Bring a mat or blanket. Weather permitting. 5:30-6:30 pm. 715-845-7010

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Vintage Board Game Night: 21+ Night · Thurs. 8/2, Limericks, Wausau. Vintage board game collection with special vintage cocktails. 7 pm. 715-842-5750 Treasure Hunt and Hike for Agates · Fri.-Sat. 8/3-4, Nicolet College White Pine Center, Rhinelander. Map out adventure on Fri. then venture to Little Girl’s Landing in search of agates, beach glass, driftwood and more on Sat. Part of Nicolet College’s Outdoor Adventure Series. Fri. 8 amnoon; Sat. 8 am-6 pm. $89. Register: nicoletcollege.edu Relay for Life · Fri. 8/3, Merrill Festival Grounds. Team fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. 5 pm. Details and register: Cancer.org Outdoor Concert: Bernie Thompson · Fri. 8/3, Great Dane, Wausau. Singer, songwriter. 6 pm (if rain, indoors 9 pm). 715-362-6000 Movies in the Park Portage Co.: Coco · Fri. 8/3, Pfiffner Pioneer Park, Stevens Point. Free rootbeer and popcorn available. Kids activities 6 pm-dusk, movie at dusk. Free. wisconsineci.org Wisconsin Woodchucks · Sat.-Mon. 8/4-6 & Wed. 8/8, Athletic Park, Wausau. Sat.-Sun. vs. Kalamazoo Growlers; Mon. & Wed vs. Green Bay Bullfrogs. Sat., Mon. & Wed. 6:35 pm; Sun. 3:05 pm. 715-845-5055, woodchucks.com Art Park Open Studio · Sat. 8/4, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. All ages create 3D painting using unexpected materials. 1-3 pm. 715-845-7010 Continuing the Journey of Widowhood · Sat. 8/4, St. Anthony Spirituality, Marathon. Explore, share and support stories of the experience. 10 am-3 pm. $45. Register: sarcenter.com Raptor Education Group Program · Sat. 8/4, Rib Mountain State Park Amphitheater. Discover different groups of Wisconsin raptors such as hawks, falcons and owls. Rain location: Friends Gathering Space. 6-7 pm. Free, vehicles require state park sticker. 715-842-2522

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Ready for a simplified, active lifestyle? Sell your home… own your life! Island Place is an active, mature, apartment community, nestled between two of Wausau’s most beautiful parks, on the banks of the Wisconsin River. Located directly on the miles-long, picturesque River Walk, and just blocks from the heart of Historic Downtown Wausau, this is premier living at its best! On-Site Movie Theater, Aveda Salon, Massage Therapy, Library, 2 Fitness Centers, Fellowship Center, Large Community Kitchen and Gathering Space, Wii Sports Lounge, Fitness & Yoga Classes, Community Sun Rooms, Picnic Tables and Outdoor Furniture in our beautiful River-view Courtyard, Pet Walk, Resident Storage, and Indoor Parking Garage! New frost-free refrigerator, smooth-top electric range, selfcleaning oven, dishwasher, disposal, washer & dryer, and a roomy balcony! Our beautiful, newly renovated, ‘55 & Wiser’ community is waiting for you!

Island Place Apartments 400 River Drive • Wausau, WI 54403 715-848-1369

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Whitewater Recreational Release · Sat.-Sun. 8/4-5 Wausau Whitewater Park. Paddlers use the course freely; practice freestyle or slalom. ACA Membership required, available onsite starting at $5. Helmet, approved life jacket and boat flotation bags required. 10 am-4 pm. $15 per day, $25 per weekend, $110 season pass. Wausauwhitewater.org Outside the Lines: A Family Coloring Party · Sat. 8/4, Marathon Co. Library, Hatley. For kids and adults. 10 am. 715-446-3537 Jazz on the River: Band TBD · Sun. 8/5, Kickbusch Plaza, on riverfront behind library, Wausau. Outdoor jazz concert, lawn chairs and picnic dinners welcomed. Rain location: J. Gumbo’s. 5-7 pm. Free. wausauriverdistrict.org Dirt to Pot Cooking Series: Ratatouille · Mon. 8/6, Monk Gardens, Wausau. Chef James Meller from Daly’s creates classic-Ratatouille. 6-8 pm. $25 members, $35 nonmembers. Monkgardens.org The Power of Protein: Incorporating Beef into a Healthy Diet · Tues. 8/7, Marathon Co. Library, Spencer. Importance of protein, demonstration of heart healthy recipe with beef. 9 am. 715-659-3996 Adult Computer Coaching · Tues.-Thurs. 8/7-9, TB Scott Library, Merrill. One-on-one computer help. Tues. 6 pm; Wed. 10 am; Thurs. 1 pm. 715-536-7191 Free Family Pool Day · Tues. 8/7, Wausau Outdoor Pools. Show library card and get in free. 1 pm. 715-261-155 Wild Wednesday at the Zoo · Wed. 8/8, Wildwood Zoo, Marshfield. Featuring Animal Quest. Held rain or shine. 11–11:45 am or 1–1:45 pm. Free. 715-384-4642 Monk Botanical Gardens Tour · Wed. 8/8, Monk Gardens, Wausau. Explore history, spaces, plant diversity. 11 amnoon. Free members, $2 non-members. 715-261-6309 Concerts on the Square: The Last Revel · Wed. 8/8, 400 Block, downtown Wausau. Americana. Concerts play rain or shine. Bring a picnic, blanket or lawn chair. No buffet tables due to space, no pets, no smoking. 6-8 pm. 715-297-9531 Marketplace Thursdays: Raise Great Kids Days · Thurs. 8/9, 400 Block, Wausau. Presented by United Way noon1 pm. Market 9 am-2 pm. wausauevents.org State Park Speedway Race · Thurs. 8/9, State Park Speedway, Wausau. Midwest Trucks, Midwest Dash Series, Central Wis. Steel Frame Challenge Series and Support Divisions. 4:30 fan gates open, 7 pm race begins. 715-212-9006, Stateparkspeedway.com Gazebo Nights: Whitehouse Players · Thurs. 8/9, Normal Park, Merrill. Country, classic rock, variety. 6 pm. 715-536-6972 Wisconsin Woodchucks · Thurs. 8/9, Athletic Park, Wausau. Woodchucks vs. Wisconsin Rapids Rafters. 6:35 pm. 715-845-5055, woodchucks.com Spark! · Thurs. 8/9, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Those with memory loss and accompanying friend or family enjoy social art, conversation, hands-on art activity. 10:30 am-noon. Register: 715-845-7010 Movie Under the Stars: Movie TBD · Thurs. 8/9, Friendship Park, Kronenwetter. Concessions available, bring blanket or lawn chair. Movie begins at dusk. Free. kronenwetter.org I Remember When Club · Thurs. 8/9, Woodson History Center, Wausau. Encouraged to write family stories to share with children and grandchildren. 10:30 am. Marathoncountyhistory.org eBook Coaching · Thurs. 8/9, TB Scott Library, Merrill. Learn all you need to read ebooks on digital device. 6 pm. 715-536-7191 Networking for People Who Are Afraid to Talk to People · Thurs. 8/9, UW-Stevens Point Dreyfus University Center. Step outside comfort zone. 9 amnoon. $49. 715-346-3838

Gaines and Wagoner perform a Concert in the Clouds Aug. 11 Critic’s Choice Movie: A Monster Calls · Fri. 8/10, TB Scott Library, Merrill. Heartwarming film show how children cope with terminal illness of a parent. 1 pm. 715-536-7191 50 Years of Lakes and Rivers Conservation · Fri. 8/10, Nicolet College Northwoods Center, Rhinelander. Learn about condition of water resource 50 years ago and how problems were resolved, travel to key sites along Wis. River. Part of Nicolet College’s Outdoor Adventure Series. 10 am-1 pm. $40. Register: nicoletcollege.edu Log Jam Festival · Fri.-Sun. 8/10-12, River Park, Mosinee. Step back in time to celebrate the diverse cultural life of early Wisconsin River settlers. Features historic encampment area, family activities, artisans, local food, Point Brewery craft brews, Mischief & Magic Entertainment family shows and more. Free admission. See updates at Logjamfestival.org. Live music: Fri.: The Jerry Schmitt Band; Sat. The Hooten Hallers, Olivia & The Aquatic Troupe, Feed the Dog, River Valley Rangers, Shoestring Joe and the Star Thief, Red Ben & the Missing Miles, Studio1e; Sun. Red Ben & the Missing Miles, Nickel & Rose. The Backwaters PaddleQuest 2018: Odyssey · Fri.-Mon. 8/10-13, The Backwaters, Stevens Point. Fantasy paddling adventure. Fri. 5:30 pm-Mon. 4:30 pm. Registration required: paddlequest.org Central Wisconsin Military Show · Fri.-Sat. 8/10-11, Motorama Auto Museum, Aniwa. Historic vehicles, reenactor encampment, life music, Sat. family day. Fri. 7 am-11 pm; Sat. 8 am-6 pm. $10 admission. 715-449-2141 Hiking the Hidden Lakes Trail · Sat. 8/11, Eagle River Area. Hike 4-mile stretch from McKinley Lake to Franklin Lake. Part of Nicolet College’s Outdoor Adventure Series. 9:30 am-1 pm. $39. Register: nicoletcollege.edu St. Clare: Mirror of Christ · Sat. 8/11, St. Anthony Spirituality, Marathon. Reflection of Eucharist in St. Clare’s life. 9:30 am-4 pm. $45. Register: sarcenter.com

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Art Beyond Sight · Sat. 8/11, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Those with low vision or blindness enjoy multisensory exploration of galleries, art making inspired by Federico Uribe’s sculptures. 10:30 am-noon. Registration required: 715-845-7010 Concert in the Clouds · Sat. 8/11, Rib Mountain State Park Amphitheater. Gaines and Wagoner play eclectic mix of Americana, jazz. 6-8 pm. Free, vehicles require state park sticker for entrance. 715-842-2522 Central Wisconsin Speed Skating WSA Supercamp · Sat.-Sun. 8/11-12, Greenheck Field House, Weston. Be coached by some of top coaches and athletes in US with ice and dryland sessions and team building. Sat. 8:30 am -5 pm; Sun. 8 am-3 pm. $100, $250 family cap. Register by 8/3: centralwisconsinspeedskating.org Dog-Gone Pool Party · Sun. 8/12, Marathon Park Splash Pad, Wausau. 2 dogs per adults, collar or harness, proof of current vaccinations required. $5, free 12 and under with paid adult. 715-261-1550 Treetop Explorer · Sun. 8/12, Marathon Park, Wausau. Reserved climb for ages 7+. Noon-2 pm. 715-261-1550 Jazz on the River: Band TBD · Sun. 8/12, Kickbusch Plaza, on riverfront behind library, Wausau. Outdoor jazz concert, lawn chairs and picnic dinners welcomed. Rain location: J. Gumbo’s. 5-7 pm. Free. wausauriverdistrict.org Using Credit Wisely · Mon. 8/13, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Help yourself protect and rebuild a better credit record. 6-7 pm. Free. Registration required: marathon. uwex.edu/family-living Library Learning: Internet Basics · Mon. 8/13, Marathon Co. Library, Hatley. Get most out of internet, how to use web browser. 2 pm. Registration required: 715-446-3537 Dirt to Pot Cooking Series: Pizza, Pizza, Pizza! · Mon. 8/13, Monk Gardens, Wausau. Dan Sosnowski of Politos demonstrates how to make a great pizza, dough to finish, recipes. 6-8 pm. $35, or $25 members. Monkgardens.org

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Making a Plan: Budgeting · Tues. 8/14, UW-Extension Marathon Co., Wausau. Discuss goal setting and budgeting to make a plan. 9:30-11:30 am. Free. Registration required: marathon.uwex.edu/family-living Second Tuesday Concert Series: The Drovers · Tues. 8/14, Walls of Wittenberg Art Park. Bring chairs, picnic to enjoy live music. Rain location: WOWSPACE. 6 pm. Free. wallsofwittenberg.com The Kids From Wisconsin: Shine the Light · Tues. 8/14, Sentry Theater, Stevens Point. Great entertainment with 5 decades of Broadway tunes, choreography featuring 22 singers-dancers. 7:30-9:30 pm. kidsfromwisconsin.org Art 101: Exhibition Prep · Wed. 8/15, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Ages 13+ join curator of exhibitions Andy McGivern for insights and storage-area tour. 12:15-1 pm. 715-845-7010 Concerts on the Square: Porky’s Groove Machine · Wed. 8/15, 400 Block, downtown Wausau. Nerd-funk. Concerts play rain or shine. Bring a picnic, blanket or lawn chair. No buffet tables due to space, no pets, no smoking. 6-8 pm. 715-297-9531 Needle Arts at the Library · Wed. 8/15, Marathon Co. Library, Marathon. Crafts and socializing. Bring own supplies. 4 pm. 715-443-2775 Monk Botanical Gardens Tour · Wed. 8/15, Monk Gardens, Wausau. Explore history, spaces and diversity of plants. 11 am-noon. Free members, $2 non-members. 715-261-6309 SLM, Bandos and Support Divisions · Thurs. 8/16, State Park Speedway, Wausau. Dick Trickle special event. 4:30 fan gates open, 7 pm race begins. 715-212-9006, Stateparkspeedway.com Marketplace Thursdays: TBD · Thurs. 8/16, 400 Block, Wausau. Family friendly entertainment noon-1 pm. Market 9 am-2 pm. wausauevents.org Jackson Kayak Freestyle Clinic · Thurs.-Fri. 8/16-17, Wausau Whitewater Park. Class by Jackson Kayak instructors. ACA membership required. 8 am or 1 pm. $165. Class size limited. Register, details: wausauwhitewater.org Outdoor Concert: Brad Emanuel · Fri. 8/17, Great Dane, Wausau. 6 pm (if rain, indoors 9 pm). 715-362-6000 Big Bull Falls Blues Fest · Fri.-Sat. 8/17-18, Fern Island Park, Wausau. Fri: The Jay Edward Band 5 pm, The Jimmys 7 pm, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials 9 pm with Squishy Mud on side stage; Sat.: Too Slim and the Taildraggers 1 pm, Katy Guillen and The Girls 3 pm, Curtis Salgado 5 pm, Robben Ford 7 pm, Walter Trout 9 pm with Lil’ Davy Max on side stage. Wisconsin’s longest running Blues Fest. 2-Day VIP $120, 2-Day general admission $45 in advance, $50 at gate, Saturday only $40 in advance, $45 at gate, Friday only $15. Wausauevents.org Outdoor Concert: Big Road Band · Sat. 8/18, Great Dane, Wausau. Classic rock, funk, blues. 6 pm (if rain, indoors 9 pm). 715-362-6000 Living with Chronic illness or Pain · Sat. 8/18, St. Anthony Spirituality, Marathon. Explore and experience simple ways to comfort and care for physical and spiritual self. 9:30 am-3:30 pm. $45. Register: sarcenter.com History Hike · Sat. 8/18, Rib Mountain State Park Grouse Lane entrance. Wes Ebert takes you back in time to learn what it was like to settle in this area. 10-11 am. 715-842-2522 Minocqua Dragon Boat Festival · Sat. 8/18, Torpy Park, Minocqua. Teams of 16-20 paddlers and a drummer race boats with children’s activities, food, WXPR music stage and more. 8 am-5 pm. minocquadragonboat.com Food Truck & Beer Festival · Sat. 8/18, Athletic Park, Wausau. Beer and cider samples, food, inflatables, yard games, on-field activities. 4:30-8 pm. $35, $40 after 8/1, $45 at door, $20 designated driver ticket. wausaubeerfest.com

Reilly performs at Irishfest Aug. 25 Jazz on the River: Band TBD · Sun. 8/19, Kickbusch Plaza, on riverfront behind library, Wausau. Outdoor jazz concert, lawn chairs and picnic dinners welcomed. Rain location: J. Gumbo’s. 5-7 pm. Free. wausauriverdistrict.org Dirt to Pot Cooking Series: Chicken Cor-Prese · Mon. 8/20, Monk Gardens, Wausau. Eric Corbine, Chef from WOW, shows how to make version of chicken caprese. 6-8 pm. $25 members, $35 non-members. Monkgardens.org Natural Dyeing for Beginners · Mon. 8/20, Marathon Co. Library, Hatley. Basics of dyeing fabrics with vegetable dyes. 2 pm. 715-446-3537 Learn to Embroider · Mon. 8/20, Marathon Co. Library, Mosinee. Introduction to embroidery. 2 pm. 715-693-2144 Rent Smart · Tues. 8/21, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Practical education for those looking to acquire and maintain rental housing. 6-7 pm. Free. Registration required: marathon.uwex.edu/family-living Senior Scams · Tues. 8/21, Helke Funeral Home, Wausau. Presented by Jim Temmer of the Better Business Bureau with light lunch and door prize. 11 am. Free. Reserve: 715-842-3993 Celebrating 40 Years of Transforming Lives · Tues. 8/21, Wausau Country Club. Women’s Community celebrates 40 years of service with social hour and presentation. 5-7:30 pm. womenscommunity.org Central Wisconsin State Fair · Tues.-Sun. 8/21-26, Fair Grounds, Marshfield. Carnival rides, dairy farms, live music, more. Centralwisconsinstatefair.com Concerts on the Square: Bumpus · Wed. 8/22, 400 Block, downtown Wausau. Soul band from Chicago. Concerts play rain or shine. Bring a picnic, blanket or lawn chair. No buffet tables due to space, no pets, no smoking. 6-8 pm. 715-297-9531 Making A Plan: Budgeting · Wed. 8/22, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Discuss goal setting and budgeting to make a plan. 6-8 pm. Free. Registration required: marathon.uwex.edu/family-living Know Your Faith: Mary and Joseph, Partners of Grace · Thurs. 8/23, St. Anthony Spirituality, Marathon. Focuses on moments in Mary and Joseph’s lives from which we learn to live life of grace. 6:30-7:45 pm. sarcenter.com

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Drive-in Movie and Family Pajama Party · Thurs. 8/23, Marathon Park Grandstand, Wausau. Carnival games 6-8 pm, family friendly movie 8-10 pm. Rain location: Multi-Purpose Buildings. Sponsored by Wausau Noon Optimists. Free. 715-261-1550 Marketplace Thursdays: Central Wis. Tommy Ensemble · Thurs. 8/23, 400 Block, Wausau. Family friendly entertainment noon-1 pm. Market 9 am-2 pm. wausauevents.org Wayne “Lodi” Lodhoiz Memorial Race · Thurs. 8/23, State Park Speedway, Wausau. SLM, Support Divisions, and Bando Championships. 4:30 fan gates open, 7 pm race begins. 715-212-9006, Stateparkspeedway.com Gazebo Nights: Incorruptibiles · Thurs. 8/23, Normal Park, Merrill. Rock, blues. 6 pm. 715-536-6972 Robin Hood · Thurs.-Fri. 8/23-24, Good News Church, Mosinee. Musical presented by Mosinee Community Theatre Kids. Thurs. 1 pm; Fri. 7 pm. Free. mosineecommunitytheatre.com Bluegrass In The Pines · Thurs.-Sat. 8/23-25, Rosholt Fair Park. Non-stop festival with bands from around Wisconsin and the U.S., includes Art Stevenson & High Water, Sloppy Joe, Kevin Prater Band. Thurs. 8 pm; Fri.Sat. Noon-midnight. Thurs.: $10; Fri. & Sat. $20. Details: highwatermusic.com Outdoor Concert: Scott Kirby · Fri. 8/24, Great Dane, Wausau. Acoustic variety. 6 pm (if rain, indoors 9 pm). 715-362-6000 Full Moon Paddle on Allequash · Fri. 8/24, Allequash Lake, Boulder Junction. Let magnetism of moon guide you. Part of Nicolet College’s Outdoor Adventure Series. 7-10 pm. $35, $50 with kayak rental. Register: nicoletcollege.edu Creative Weekend: Journaling and Drum-Making Workshop · Fri.-Sun. 8/24-26, St. Anthony Spirituality, Marathon. Handcraft journal and explore journaling from 6 pm Fri.-1 pm Sat. $95. Craft drum from 2 pm Sat.-1 pm Sun. $205. Register: sarcenter.com Edgar Steam Show · Fri.-Sun. 8/24-26, W4255 Hilldale Drive, Edgar. Live music, flea market, demos, and more. Gates open 6 am daily. $20 adult daily, $25 weekend, free 12 and under. Edgarsteamshow.com


Vintage Board Game Night · Fri. 8/24, Woodson History Center, Wausau. 100+ games, play one provided, or bring own game to share. Popcorn provided. 7-10 pm. Free. 715-842-5750, marathoncountyhistory.org Needle Arts at the Library · Tues. 8/24, Marathon Co. Library, Rothschild. Knitters and crocheters gather for a night of crafts and socializing. 3 pm. 715-359-6208 Irishfest Central Wisconsin · Sat. 8/25, Kennedy Park, Weston. Celebrates music, dance and food of Ireland with bike ride 10 am, children’s activities 2-6 pm, live music and dancers 2:30-11:15 pm, fireworks at dusk. Details and schedule: Irishfestcentralwisconsin.com Outdoor Concert: Howard “Guitar” Luedtke & Blue Max Band · Sat. 8/25, Great Dane, Wausau. Delta blues, variety. 6 pm (if rain, indoors 9 pm). 715-362-6000 Archaeology of the Mississippian Culture · Sun. 8/26, Woodson History Center, Wausau. Presented by Danielle Benden and Robert Boszhardt. Part of History Speaks series. 2 pm. 715-842-5750 Mosinee Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show · Sun. 8/26, Wausau Masonic Lodge. Live music by Hobo, playground, food, cars, motorcycles and more. 8 am-4 pm. Free to spectators. 715-581-0553 Jazz on the River: Band TBD · Sun. 8/26, Kickbusch Plaza, on riverfront behind library, Wausau. Outdoor jazz concert, lawn chairs and picnic dinners welcomed. Rain location: J. Gumbo’s. 5-7 pm. Free. wausauriverdistrict.org Dirt to Pot Cooking Series: Chicken Dumpling Soup · Mon. 8/27, Monk Gardens, Wausau. Make traditional chicken dumpling soup completely from scratch and a non traditional soup by altering two simple ingredients. 6-8 pm. $25 members, $35 nonmembers. Monkgardens.org Monk Botanical Gardens Tour · Wed. 8/29, Monk Gardens, Wausau. Explore history, spaces and plant diversity. 11 am-noon. Free members, $2 non-members. 715-261-6309 Anime After Dark · Thurs. 8/30, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Adults watch episodes of anime series “Perfect Insider,” and “Tokto ESP!” 6 pm. 715-261-7200 Gazebo Nights: Copper Box · Thurs. 8/30, Normal Park, Merrill. Country, classic rock, zydeco, polka, variety. 6 pm. 715-536-6972 Marketplace Thursdays: Mischief & Magic · Thurs. 8/30, 400 Block, Wausau. Family friendly entertainment noon1 pm. Market 9 am-2 pm. wausauevents.org State Park Speedway State Championship · Thurs. 8/30, State Park Speedway, Wausau. Fighting Cancer Full Throttle 60 SLM and Support Divisions. 4:30 fan gates open, 7 pm race begins. 715-212-9006, Stateparkspeedway.com The Upper Wis. River Dance · Thurs. 8/30, Conover. Paddle through scenic countryside with diverse forests and marshlands. Part of Nicolet College’s Outdoor Adventure Series. 9 am-4 pm. $70, $85 with kayak rental. Register: nicoletcollege.edu Jackpine Jamboree · Thurs.-Mon. 8/30-9/2, Wildlife Campground, Birnamwood. Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, The Grass is Dead, Joseph Huber, Dig Deep, Art Stevenson & High Water and more. Rough camping included with ticket. Details TBD. jackpinejamboree.com Outdoor Concert: First Avenue · Fri. 8/31, Great Dane, Wausau. Acoustic. 6 pm (if rain, indoors 9 pm). 715-362-6000 Willow Flowage Picnic Paddle · Fri. 8/31, Conover. Paddle in area surrounded by swamps, bogs and other watery lowlands. Part of Nicolet College’s Outdoor Adventure Series. 9 am-4 pm. $70, $85 with kayak rental. Register: nicoletcollege.edu

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Outside the Lines: A Family Coloring Party · Sat. 9/1, Marathon Co. Library, Hatley. For kids and adults. 10 am. 715-446-3537 Art Park Open Studio · Sat. 9/1, Woodson Art Museum, Wausau. Drop in to imagine inventing a bird species while creating a cut-paper collage. 1-3 pm. 715-845-7010 Riverfront Jazz Festival · Sat.-Sun. 9/1-2, Pfiffner Pioneer Park, Stevens Point. Local and world class musical acts, with food vendors and family fun. Details and lineup TBD. Riverfrontjazzfestival.org Wine & Barley Festival · Sun. 9/2, Willow Springs Garden, 4 miles north of Wausau. Wine sampling, local cheeses, wine education table, wine crafts, vineyard tour, more. 10 am-6 pm. willowspringsgarden.net, 715-675-1171 Tractor Pull · Mon. 9/3, Willow Springs Garden, 4 miles north of Wausau. Watch pulls with a kids play area. 9 am-6 pm. willowspringsgarden.net, 715-675-1171 Don’t Fret About Debt · Wed. 9/5, UW-Extension Marathon Co., Wausau. Different types of debt, how to manage debt and what to do when debt becomes unmanageable. 9:30-10:30 am. Free. Registration required: marathon.uwex.edu/family-living Vintage Board Game Night: 21+ Night · Thurs. 9/6, Limericks, Wausau. Vintage board game collection with special vintage cocktails. 7 pm. 715-842-5750 Marketplace Thursdays: Catfish & Caviar · Thurs. 9/6, 400 Block, Wausau. Family friendly live music noon-1 pm. Farmers market 9 am-2 pm. Details and schedule: wausauevents.org SalsaFest · Thurs. 9/6, Monk Gardens, Wausau. Salsa contest, learn different ways to make salsa with tasting. 6-8 pm. Monkgardens.org Outdoor Concert: The Influence Band · Fri. 9/7, Great Dane, Wausau. Classic rock, variety dance. 6 pm (if rain, indoors 9 pm). 715-362-6000 Adventures in Wild Rice Gathering · Sat. 9/8, Lac Du Flambeau Area. Introduction to gathering and processing wild rice and make ricing sticks. Need to purchase Wis. DNR wild rice harvesting permit. Part of Nicolet College’s Outdoor Adventure Series. 9 am-5 pm. $65, $99 with canoe rental. Register: nicoletcollege.edu Art World · Sat.-Sun. 9/8-9, Marathon Park, Wausau. Hundreds of craft vendors offering spectacular items. Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. 9 am-4 pm. Thealmondtree.biz Artrageous Weekend · Sat.-Sun. 9/8-9. Wausau. City-wide festival at four locations. Free shuttles to all: Art in the Park at Marathon Park. Features affordable arts & crafts from over 120 exhibitors. Art demos, food, kids activities and more. Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. 9 am-4 pm. Wivalleyart.org Festival of Arts, downtown Wausau. Fine art, food vendors, music, children’s activities. Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Sun. 10 am-4 pm. Wausaufoa.org Center for the Visual Arts, view fine art exhibits, tour recently renovated historic building, visit gift shop. Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Sun. 10 am-4 pm Birds in Art at the Woodson Art Museum. Opening weekend of this acclaimed annual exhibit of art from all over the world. Meet, greet & enjoy demos from artists. Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. 10 am-5 pm. Lywam.org Ecology of Rib Mountain · Sun. 9/9, Rib Mountain State Park Concession Stand. Journey through some of the different ecological aspects of the park. Park sticker required for entrance. 10-11 am. 715-842-2522 Dirt to Pot Cooking Series: What’s for Dinner · Mon. 9/10, Monk Gardens, Wausau. Chef Nate Bychinski from Red Eye Brewing Co. demonstrates what to grow and how to maintain garden that provides variety for a diverse menu. 6-8 pm. $25 members, $35 non-members. Monkgardens.org Beyond the Left-Right Divide: Partisan Polarization in the Trump Age · Tues. 9/11, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. US’s current political divide, what contributes to it and how it may affect nation’s future. 6 pm. 715-261-7200 Making a Plan: Budgeting · Tues. 9/11, UW-Extension Marathon Co., Wausau. Discuss goal setting and budgeting to make a plan. 9:30-11:30 am. Free. Registration required: marathon.uwex.edu/family-living

Monk Botanical Gardens Tour · Wed. 9/12, Monk Gardens, Wausau. Explore history, spaces and diversity of plants. 11 am-noon. Free members, $2 non-members. 715-261-6309 Marketplace Thursdays: TBD · Thurs. 9/13, 400 Block, Wausau. Family friendly entertainment noon-1 pm. Market 9 am-2 pm. wausauevents.org Retreat with Sr. Dianne Bergant · Fri.-Sun. 9/14-16, St. Anthony Spirituality, Marathon. Delve into God’s vision for relationship with world. Time TBD. $200. Register: sarcenter.com International Wisconsin Ginseng Festival · Fri.-Sun. 9/14-16, 400 block and other locations around Wausau. Historic tours, ginseng food and beverages, vendors, arts and crafts. Details TBD. wisconsinginsengfestival.com Willow Springs Corn Maze · 9/15-10/21, Willow Springs Garden, 4 miles north of Wausau. Children’s maze, big maze, barrel train, wagon rides, animals, pumpkins and large play area. Details TBD. willowspringsgarden.net, 715-675-1171 Finishing Wild Rice · Sat. 9/15, Minocqua Area. Observe the four stages of finishing rice. Part of Nicolet College’s Outdoor Adventure Series. 5-8 pm. $39. Register: nicoletcollege.edu Whitewater Recreational Release · Sat.-Sun. 9/15-16, Wausau Whitewater Park. Paddlers use the course freely; practice freestyle or slalom. ACA Membership required, available onsite starting at $5. Helmet, approved life jacket and boat flotation bags required. 10 am-4 pm. $15 per day, $25 per weekend, $110 season pass. Wausauwhitewater.org The Surprising Benefits of Playing Video Games · Tues. 9/18, Marathon Co. Library, Wausau. Positive effects of playing video games from UW Madison professor. 6:30 pm. 715-261-7200 Marketplace Thursdays: TBD · Thurs. 9/20, 400 Block, Wausau. Family friendly entertainment noon-1 pm. Market 9 am-2 pm. wausauevents.org Outdoor Concert: Robert Allen Jr. Band · Fri. 9/21, Great Dane, Wausau. Blues, classic rock. 6 pm (if rain, indoors 9 pm). 715-362-6000 Stevens Point Sculpture Park Celebration · Sat. 9/22, Stevens Point Sculpture Park. New sculptures, return of “A Sand County Bench” fire sculpture, food, music, more. 4-7 pm. Free. stevenspointsculpturepark.org Eve of Devastation · Sat. 9/22, State Park Speedway, Wausau. 2 pm fan gates open, 3 pm racing begins. 715-212-9006, Stateparkspeedway.com 2018 Grand Prix of Wisconsin North American Championship · Sat.-Sun. 9/22-23, Bluegill Bay Park, Rib Mountain. Tunnel hull catamaran powerboat races, the fastest, most agile boats in the world. Sat. 10 am-6 pm; Sun. 10 am-5 pm. On Facebook All About Kombucha Tea · Sat. 9/22, Marathon Co. Library, Rothschild. Benefits of kombucha, how to make your own. 11 am. 715-359-6208 Tibet: Culture and Conflict on the Roof of the World · Sat. 9/22, Woodson History Center, Wausau. Presented by Rick Lohr, History Speaks series. 2 pm. 715-842-5750 Outdoor Concert: It Takes Two · Sat. 9/22, Great Dane, Wausau. Acoustic. 6 pm (if rain, indoors 9 pm). 715-362-6000 Hoofbeats of the Heart · Sat. 9/22, Marathon Park Multipurpose Building 2, Wausau. Food, raffles, bounce houses, and more. Proceeds benefit Stable Hands Equine Therapy Center. 8 am-2 pm. stablehandstherapy.com Monk Botanical Gardens Tour · Wed. 9/26, Monk Gardens, Wausau. Explore history, spaces and diversity of plants. 11 am-noon. Free members, $2 non-members. 715-261-6309 Treetop Explorer · Thurs. 9/27, Pleasant View Park, Wausau. Reserved climb for ages 7+. 4-6 pm. Register in advance: 715-261-1550 Whitewater Recreational Release · Sat.-Sun. 9/29-30, Wausau Whitewater Park. Paddlers use the course freely; practice freestyle or slalom. ACA Membership required, available onsite starting at $5. Helmet, approved life jacket and boat flotation bags required. 10 am-4 pm. $15 per day, $25 per weekend, $110 season pass. Wausauwhitewater.org 

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Art Painting Party by Pouneh................................... 63 Bayfield Chamber of Commerce............................ 103 Center for the Visual Arts......................................... 45 Central Wisconsin Children’s Theatre…...........33, & 45 Concerts on the Square............................................ 78 Drum Corps International …..................................... 71 Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg …............................. 93 Lake of the Torches Resort Casino ........................... 88 Madeline Island Chamber …..................................... 30 Marathon County Historical Society ........................ 39 MC Parks – Marathon Junction ............................... 47 Mill Creek Gardens .................................................. 11 Montessori School of Wausau ................................. 43 Mountain View Montessori ..................................... 37 PAF............................................................................ 59 Riverfront Rendezvous ….......................................... 92 Rothschild / Schofield Aquatic Center ..................... 17 St. Anthony Retreat Center...................................... 72 St. Ladislaus Parish................................................... 89 Utech Rainbow Farm ............................................... 13 Wausau Conservatory of Music ............................... 35 Wausau Events …...................................................... 52 Wausau Urban Community Gardens ....................... 63 Weston Aquatic Center …......................................... 17 Willow Springs Garden …......................................... 85 Woodson Art Museum ….......................................... 34 YMCA Wausau ......................................................... 37 YWCA........................................................................ 42

Carmelo’s Italian Restaurant..................................... 57 City Grill Bistro ......................................................... 75 Cliffhangers Bar …..................................................... 89 Daly’s Restaurant ....................................................... 5 Eagle’s Nest Restaurant …......................................... 25 El Mezcal Restaurant …............................................. 95 Jalapeno’s Mexican Restaurante & Bar …................. 55 Kevin & Joy’s 19th Hole …........................................ 57 La Taqueria …............................................................ 69 Loading Zone Restaurant.......................................... 54 Loppnow’s Bar.......................................................... 57 Malarkey’s Pub/Townies Grill .................................. 81 Nueskes at Gulliver’s Landing................................... 83 Red Eye Brewing....................................................... 29 Sam’s Pizza................................................................ 45 Sconni’s Alehouse & Eatery...................................... 61 Stoney Acres Farm.................................................... 11 Subway Wausau....................................................... 17 Sweets on 3rd .......................................................... 26 Townies Grill ............................................................ 81 Trails End Lodge ....................................................... 71 Tri-City Family Restaurant......................................... 59

Shopping / Grocery Blackash Urban Goods & Clothing ........................... 81 Builer’s Cycle & Fitness ............................................ 15 Country Fresh Meats ................................................. 9 Compass Properties ................................................. 77 Crossroads County Market ...................................... 21 Downtown Grocery …............................................... 11 Evolutions in Design ….............................................. 65 Graham Coulson Furniture ...................................... 31 Half Moon Hill Farm & Winery ….............................. 71 Isaac’s Fine Apparel & Accessories .......................... 67 Katzenbarkers .......................................................... 49 Mike’s Berries/ Engelberry Farm ............................... 9 Nicole’s Boutique ..................................................... 74 Northwoods Goldsmith ........................................... 26 Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Meats ....................... 23 The Painted Door...................................................... 13 Pearl Luvs Earl .......................................................... 63 Poppy’s Boutique ..................................................... 89 Red Clover Market ..................................................... 9 Rib Mountain Cycles ................................................ 25 St. Vincent De Paul .................................................. 51 The Local .................................................................... 7 Townline Market ...................................................... 19 Wausau River District …............................................ 79 Zillman’s Meat Market ............................................. 60

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Services Aspirus ....................................................................... 2 Attic …...................................................................... 72 Boys & Girls Club …................................................... 33 Brickner’s of Wausau.................................................. 7 Bridge Community Health Clinic............................... 41 Celebrate Recovery.................................................. 72 Central Wisconsin Airport ......................................... 3 Coldwell Banker Action Realty.................................... 6 Connexus Credit Union............................................. 55 CoVantage Credit Union .......................................... 19 CS Health for Life...................................................... 63 Dayspring Health Spa …............................................ 74 Dog Watch Hidden Fences ....................................... 49 ENT & Allergy Associates.......................................... 15 Eye Clinic of Wausau................................................ 23 Homme Homes / Forest Park Village........................ 86 Hot Waters Spa .......................................................... 7 Hsu Growing Supply................................................. 83 Island Place Apartments........................................... 97 Jefferson Street Inn …............................................... 73 Jennison Travel …...................................................... 22 Marathon County Public Library .............................. 36 Metro Ride............................................................... 33 Olson Tire & Auto Service .......................................... 4 Prey Real Estate Group............................................. 19 Psychic Solutions...................................................... 99 S.C. Swiderski............................................................ 85 Stable Hands............................................................. 15 St. Paul’s United Church of Christ ....................22 & 49 Travel Leaders .......................................................... 93 Valley Communities Credit Union .............................. 7 Wausau/Central Wisconsin CVB ............................ 104 Wausau Community Development .......................... 87 Wausau Comprehensive Treatment Center ............. 91 Wausau Supply ........................................................ 16


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