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Closed detention Jail staff down 13 as county closes juvenile secure detention facility County corrections officials are working to fill 13 vacancies in the Marathon County Jail as the county last month closed its juvenile detention facility. The county first made the decision to shut down the county’s shelter home for youth in December, and Social Services is working on finding alternative places to house individuals who need those services. But on March 25, with so few corrections officers to staff the jail, the county made the decision to close the secure detention facility. There were nine vacancies in the corrections division when the decision was made, says Marathon County Chief Deputy Chad Billeb. As of last week, that number increased to 13. The office has had trouble hiring deputies and dispatchers in the communications center as well, Billeb says. They are down nine people in the communications center, Billeb says. The county plans to open the juvenile detention facility in September, Billeb told City Pages. Few of the juveniles in the detention center were actually from Marathon County. Many were from other counties, something that brought in revenue to Marathon County from other counties where the inmates came from. Portage County has a bed set aside exclusively for Marathon County to house any juveniles sentenced, and other county facilities in counties such as Eau Claire or Green Bay can be used.

Forensics science center could get $2 million in ARPA funds

A new regional morgue, now being called a forensic science center, could receive $2 million in American Rescue Plan Act dollars. The county’s public safety committee voted last week to approve allocating $2 million toward the center, which is expected to cost between $6-8.3 million, depending on the size of the center and construction costs inflation. The county has been working on a plan to build a forensics science center since 2015, when City Pages first broke the news. The center would not only save the county money in law enforcement time in sending bodies for forensic autopsies to Madison or Milwaukee, it would help dozens of other counties in the northern half of the state have autopsies performed. Right now only Madison, Milwaukee and Fond du Lac have forensic pathologists who can perform autopsies in situations in which a crime has been committed. Marathon County Board Vice Chair Craig McEwen says the decision only allocates the money for potential use toward the morgue. It’s meant to be similar to how some funding toward the Warm Water Therapy pool helped spark private donations to fund the project. But if that money never materializes, the ARPA funds could go toward something else instead. The move comes as the number of deaths in the county continues to rise. Total number of death cases in Marathon County doubled from 2012 to 2021, going from 664 cases to 1,334. And total death investigations also doubled, from 237 in 2012 to 575 in 2021. 135775

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Northcentral Technical College will create a new Center of Excellence in Communication Technologies after receiving a $250,000 grant last week. NTC announced the grant from the Dick Dudley Foundation last week, which will help the school form Studio 7. Studio 7 will bring NTC’s graphic communication technologies, printing, marketing, web design, digital marketing and video production programs all under one collaborative program, NTC officials say. That makes it unique in the state. Studio 7 will bring those programs all together into a rebuilt space around the video production area, NTC officials told City Pages. The space will focus heavily on video production and animation, and could serve as a space for community partners to work on projects as well. Dick Dudley brought one of the first TV stations to Wausau in the 1950s, and so the donation is fitting to honor his memory, family members say. “We expect great outcomes from this partnership, including exciting new career opportunities for NTC communication graduates,” says Ann Dudley Shannon, president of the Dudley Foundation. “We are excited and proud to participate in this project and are grateful for our ongoing partnership with NTC.”

Kronenwetter village race will see recount

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Marathon County will receive funding for two more prosecutors to help deal with the court backlog. The two prosecutors were from a larger announcement by Gov. Tony Evers of 30 prosecutors statewide to deal with backlogs in the court system due to the pandemic and the rise of violent crime in the state. The state allocated $50 million in federal funds to help with court backlogs, violent crime increases and other criminal justice issues. County leaders would need to fund additional support staff, possibly with ARPA dollars, in order support the additional prosecutors.

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Wausau held a ribbon cutting for its seven new buses; but the new vehicles come as the city’s transit department is short of bus drivers. Transit Director Greg Seubert told City Pages that Metro Ride is short nine bus drivers, out of a total of 26 driver positions. Metro Ride has had to make changes to how it operates some of its routes to make up for the shortages. That doesn’t impact the new buses. The city purchased them as part of a settlement from the class action lawsuit against Volkswagon, and the buses can only replace the city’s older vehicles. The new buses also come at a time when the city is contracting with a consultant to evaluate Metro Ride and find ways to improve the service and make it operate more efficiently, if possible.

Man sentenced in 2018 homicide

A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend’s father will serve the rest of his life in prison. Marathon County Judge Greg Strasser on April 8 sentenced Lee Franck, 60, to life in prison without the possibility of parole in Marathon County Court. The sentencing came a little more than a week after he pleaded no contest to the charges of first degree intentional homicide. According to police, Franck was in a relationship with

the daughter of Lyle Leith, who police say was found dead in the garage of his home in the 1000 block of Kickbusch Street Feb., 2018. According to criminal complaints, several days prior Franck had an argument with Leith’s daughter, who kicked him out of the house. Franck, who allegedly was drunk and on pain medication, told Leith and his daughter “I will ruin your life,” before he left the residence, police reports say.

UWSP women’s basketball coach announces retirement

Education/Pupil Services for the district for eight years. “After 34 years in public education, I knew it was time to make this personal transition,” said Sample. “While I was hoping to leave with our students receiving additional referendum support, I am still proud of the partnerships our district has established and maintained.” “I would like to thank Dr. Sample for his leadership and guidance of the Merrill Area School District”, said Board President Kevin Blake. “We wish him the very best in his upcoming retirement.” (Merrill Foto News)

The winningest coach in UWSP and WIAC women’s basketball history announced her retirement from coaching last week. UWSP women’s basketball coach Shirley Egner announced April 6 she would retire after coaching the team for 33 seasons. In that time, Egner enjoyed a 572-292 record. She also led the UWSP women’s team to its secondever national championship in 2002. She’s also been named WIAC Coach of the Year four times in her career. “I am beyond grateful to have spent 33 years mentoring young women at UWSP,” Egner says. “I tried to build this program as a contender each season by playing hard and being unselfish. Each year, we would strive for a culture of excellence on and off the court and to compete consistently at a high level throughout every game. I have learned so many invaluable life lessons from all of the players who have gone through our program. Thank you for shaping my life.” 145195

Shaw, who initially had placed fourth. After the canvas, Bergmann and Shaw both had 606 votes. Shaw requested a recount. The election is significant for Kronenwetter as it had the most number of candidates ever to run for village board. The eight candidates faced off in a February primary ahead of April’s election. The recount was scheduled for 9 am Wednesday morning, and was not complete in time for City Pages deadline.

Merrill superintendent announces retirement

At a Special Board Meeting on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, the Merrill Area Public Schools Board of Education approved the retirement of Superintendent Dr. John Sample. Dr. Sample has served the district as Superintendent for six years. Prior to this role, he was the Director of Special

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A member of the state Republican Party’s executive committee says an endorsement vote will happen at the convention in May, defending the process that’s under fire from some candidates. “I’ll say the great majority of candidates that came before the endorsement committee were supportive of the process,” Bill Feehan said on WISN’s “UpFront,” which is produced in partnership with Feehan is a member of the executive committee and chairman of the 3rd Congressional District GOP. “There’s one candidate in particular that has run against the Republican Party and calls us political insiders,” he said. Feehan didn’t specifically call out Kevin Nicholson who has been highly critical of the process and the state party. “Well, it is a machine,” Feehan said. “And you better have an organization with people that know how to run campaigns on a statewide basis.” Nicholson launched an online petition in an attempt to force a “no endorsement” option and other county parties are calling for the same. “What I would say to them is there already is a no endorsement option,” Feehan said. “For a candidate to reach 60 percent of support by the delegates is not guaranteed. There has been many times where a candidate has not reached that threshold.”

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Milwaukee elects first black mayor

Cavalier Johnson on Tuesday became Milwaukee’s first elected black mayor in the city’s 176-year history. With all precincts reporting, Johnson had 62,143 votes, or 71.7 percent, to 24,543, or 28.3 percent, for former Ald. Bob Donovan. During his victory speech, Johnson said his win begins a long road to make Milwaukee the best city in America by tackling rising violent crime, creating family-supporting jobs and addressing all residents’ concerns. He said he’s proud to take the position, but he didn’t run in order to become the city’s first elected black mayor. “Let’s be real though, the symbolism isn’t lost on me,” he said. “And it shouldn’t be lost on anybody in this room. This is an important moment in our city’s history. So I hope that all the black and brown boys and girls wake up tomorrow, and when they get ready for school, they do so knowing that what we have shown here today, that no matter where you live, or how much or how little your

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WMC calls transportation fee “unlawful tax”

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce has filed a lawsuit against the Village of Pewaukee, arguing a transportation fee the village enacted last year is “unlawful and invalid.” WMC says the village is charging all residential and commercial utility accounts a base fee of $15.74 along with a usage fee that varies depending on the number of vehicle trips associated with the property. “In simple terms, this transportation user fee is just an additional tax on property owners that violates both state law and the constitution’s uniformity clause,” Scott Manley, executive vice president of government relations for WMC, said in a statement. Meanwhile, the League of Wisconsin Municipalities argues such fees should not be seen as a tax and local governments will continue to collect them until directed otherwise by the governor and the Legislature. According to Manley, the business group tried last year to obtain a copy of the manual used to calculate the usage fee, but its open records request was denied by the village.

“They said they don’t have one, that they contract for engineering services from a third party, and the third party has the manual, not them … which we thought was kind of interesting,” Manley told “So everybody is going to be paying this tax on their quarterly utility bill, and no one can know what it is … it’s got a lot of problems. Also happens to be illegal.”

More legislators opting out of reelection

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amount of money a family of four, for instance, would need to earn to afford decent housing appropriate to a young family. It’s something numerous politicians have brought up in their candidate questionnaire responses to City Pages ahead of April’s election. Wausau’s Community Development Director brought it up as an important issue in her interview with City Pages when she first took the job. And now, as Worzalla’s announcement portends, businesses are paying attention too. Because now it’s affecting their bottom line. Childcare has become an economic development issue, because it directly impacts the workforce (or lackthereof). And unfortunately, it’s not an issue that comes with easy solutions.

The numbers

City Pages requested the numbers from Childcaring, an organization that works with childcare agencies, helps foster new agencies and also helps parents connect with those childcare agencies. In short, the numbers have been on a downtrend since 2012. In that year, there were 199 childcare providers in the county. By 2021, that number has dropped to 93, a drop of more than 50%. Meanwhile, the costs for childcare in the county continue to rise. In 2013 the average cost of infant care was just shy of $180. In 2022 that has grown to $204. Analyzing the curve, it’s easy to see that number continuing to drop. The county has lost providers every year since 2012; it’s not likely that trend will reverse suddenly. Why? In 2012 there was a lot of concern over a new program the state implemented called YoungStar, which meant to standardize childcare centers so parents knew what to expect. Though primarily aimed at cleaning up a number of scams that often popped up, especially in the Milwaukee area, many of the requirements to get a good YoungStar rating seemed weighted toward larger centers. Points were




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Worzalla, an employee-owned book publisher in Stevens Point, announced a conference call last week. But it had nothing to do with books. Instead, it had to do with childcare. The publishing company known for publishing children’s books, cookbooks and hard-cover bestsellers partnered with KinderCare, a large chain of childcare facilities, and invited businesses and others to a one-hour zoom roundtable to talk about what to do about the childcare problem. What’s the problem Worzalla is talking about? It’s a twopronged problem, and both data sets are going the wrong way. Marathon County has lost half of its childcare providers since 2012. Meanwhile, the number of providers dwindles, the prices from the remaining providers are going up. It’s entering crisis territory, as a severe lack of supply is driving the costs of childcare up, placing an enormous burden on parents looking to have their children taken care of while they work. It means those entering the workforce have to make a decision about whether they ought to do so in the first place. And that crunch is coming at the worst possible time as the workforce experiences shortages unthinkable during the Great Recession, only 10 years ago. Aging seniors are retiring at rates higher than new young people are entering the workforce. It’s having impacts in every sector, from health care to public service to law enforcement and just about every other area you can imagine. Businesses are already in a crunch for employees. So the last thing they need is another segment of the population — young mothers, or in some cases young fathers — to stay out of the workforce because the cost of childcare makes not working the better calculation. Or at least makes working a poor calculation. If someone would earn $20 per hour, but pay half that in childcare and another percentage in taxes, it starts making it not worth it to work. It’s something highlighted in Ben Lee’s report to the Affordable Housing Task Force recently, as the skyrocketing costs of childcare in the county are significantly raising the


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earned for things such as the education of staff, having a director with a master’s degree or Ph.D, for instance. Many family providers with small operations often conducted out of their homes felt left out by the system, many told this reporter at the time. That’s changed now, says Childcaring director Kelly Borchardt. The YoungStar system adapted and is now more of a consultant to help childcare centers succeed, she told City Pages. The problem now has to do with, ironically, the childcare industry’s own worker shortages. Childcare workers have typically earned very low wages, and in an environment with worker shortages in every sector, those same workers can earn higher wages in other industries. “The No. 1 reason these childcare centers are failing is the workforce issue, Borchardt told City Pages. “If you went to any center and asked ‘how many employees are you down,’ they’d all say at least one. Some are down 10, 15 people.” That doesn’t present an optimistic picture. And simply raising wages is tough when many parents are already struggling to afford the costs of childcare.

A ray of hope

Democrats and Republicans don’t agree on much these days, but interestingly one thing they do agree on is that the lack of childcare is a crisis that needs addressing. The New York Times recently posted a story about how each party has bills coming out to address the issue. Republicans have put forth a bill that would create A Childcare and Development Block Grant. The CCDBG grant would provide funding to each state to help low-income families pay for childcare. It would also raise the eligibility for the subsidies from 85% of the median income to 150%. The Democrats’ version is broader, the Times reports, and would cover families making up to 2.5 times the median wage, or 250% of it. The Democrat version also has more specifics about the dollar amounts allocated to the program

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and where the money would come from. Marathon County, meanwhile, is working on an application for a Dream Up! Grant. According to the Department of Children and Families, the Dream Up! Grant would provide up to $8.1 million to 30 communities and childcare programs around the state over the next two years. Community programs, municipal leaders and childcare programs are encouraged to apply. Marathon County took the lead in applying for the grant and partnered with a number of other community organizations including, but not limited to: The Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, Wausau Child Care, school districts, the city of Wausau and more. Marathon County Administrator Lance Leonhard said the grant is an important step in addressing a major workforce issue in Marathon County. “Limited access to childcare, such as the shortage we are experiencing in Marathon County, often keeps available workers, particularly women, from seeking jobs or re-entering the workforce,” Leonhard told City Pages. “As a result, the Education, Extension, and Economic Development Committee of the Marathon County Board of Supervisors recognizes the importance of this issue and has prioritized work to increase the availability of quality childcare services.” Community Development Director Liz Brodek in her interview with City Pages when she was first hired said she considered childcare an important economic development issue. So Brodek was enthusiastic when she participated in the team that developed the county’s application for the Dream Up! grant. “Through that grant process, I learned about how much

has already been done and studied in Wausau and Marathon County,” Brodek told City Pages. “As one member of the Early Years Coalition put it, we have a good understanding of the problem, we now just need to figure out which direction or potential solution is most effective and feasible, which as you can imagine is not simple either.” Brodek says if Marathon County is successful in applying for the grant, the core team would meet in strategy sessions to figure out what the best one or two solutions are and use the grant money to put the plans into action. “Childcare is complex,” Brodek says. “We have workers being paid too little, families paying too much, and Wausau is surrounded by what are called ‘childcare deserts’ so accessibility and affordability are all issues. We need to figure out what aspects local government has enough control over to make a difference.” Those leaders will learn on April 25 whether Marathon County has been among the first 10 communities to be awarded the grants. Dream Up! will hold two more rounds, for a total of 30 communities to be funded. Wisconsin U.S. Senate candidate Sarah Godlewski told City Pages she enthusiastically agrees that affordable childcare is an economic development issue. Affordable childcare for working families is one of the key platforms she is running on.

Moving the needle

As many have pointed out, and the data compiled and visualized by City Pages shows, the problem is clearly identified. Solutions are less clear, and will require studying. Having grant money to put toward a potential solution or solutions helps.

But sometimes framing the problem can help lead to solutions. Thinking of childcare as an economic development issue helps reframe people’s thinking. Some politicians might call it a kitchen table issue (as in, the kind of problems ordinary Americans talk about around the kitchen table), but the idea now being espoused is that it’s now more than that. It’s a business issue too, and one business leaders are going to have to take seriously if they want to maintain a workforce. As the Worzalla meeting indicated, they’re starting to. But even then, solutions aren’t always obvious. The solutions, and how much those solutions rely on the private sector versus government intervention, are yet to be determined.

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The Belle Weather


This is what happens when you fuse indie rock and folk around violin, cello, standup bass, and acoustic guitar: soaring melodies, sonic grace, and gritty but elegant original songs. The Belle Weather is a Sheboygan-based act with incredible talent and creativity. Equal parts modern folk and indie rock, they are a fusion of inspired anthems and the art of simple storytelling. And as with all 10x10 Series shows, the audience will be up close and on stage with the band in an intimate, cabaret-style setting. Show starts at 8 pm. General admission tickets $10 advance. Details and tickets at

Live Stand-up Comedy: Miss Shannan Paul


A self-labeled Geek, comedian Miss Shannan Paul brings an evening of roaring laughter to central Wisconsin. The twin cities-based performer’s storytelling and irresistible smile is sure to crack up even the most stone-faced members of the audience. She can relate to just about everyone whether they be business professionals, students, Sci-Fi fans, jocks, or soccer moms. She is joined by feature performer Andrew Wegleitner. Hosted by Koo Coo’s Nest Comedy Club. Starts at 9 pm. $15 advance, $20 at the door. Details at

Adam Greuel & The Rib Mountaineers


Adam Greuel of Horseshoes & Hand Grenades fame is coming back to Sconni’s for the first time since 2019, and he’s lined up some stellar musicians to join him in the fun. He’ll be joined by these monsters of the Midwest music scene: Eli Frieders of Armchair Boogie, Andrew Koenig of Buffalo Gospel, Nick Lang of Buffalo Gospel Drummer and Maxiphone Saxiphone! If you love folk and bluegrass, this is the show for you. Show starts at 9 pm. Tickets $10 at the door. 715-2417665.



The average person might not know this, but UW-Stevens Point has a reputation as being a great school to pursue acting and dance. So, it’s pretty exciting that UWSP is putting on Cabaret, a show about the crazy bohemian scene of Berlin in 1929. The end of the swing era in the United States was a dark and edgy time in Berlin as the shadow of the Third Reich loomed on the horizon. Cabaret was dark and edgy at the time itself, a show that pushed the boundaries of theater at the time. For instance, as the audience entered the theater to see this 1960s Broadway musical, they encountered



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the curtains already opened and found themselves staring into a giant theater. A historic, daring piece of Broadway history combined with the high production of the UWSP Theater and Dance Department makes this a must-see. 7:30 pm Fri.-Sat. 4/15-16, Thurs.-Sat. 4/21-23, 2 pm 4/16 and 4/23. $27 adult, $24 senior, $16 youth.

Portland Cello Project: Purple Reign WEDNESDAY 4/20 | GRAND THEATER, WAUSAU

An ensemble comprised entirely of cellos! It makes sense that the city of weird (I mean, their motto is “Keep Portland weird,” right?) would start such a thing. And to be clear, it’s not just a couple of cellos; there are like a dozen cellists on stage, enough to make YoYo Ma smile (at least I imagine he would). Combined with some vocals and a minimum of other instrumentation, this group is going purple and channeling the Minnesota Master, Prince. It’s truly incredible the variety of sounds they coax out of the heavier of the string instruments, and combined with the Prince theme, it’s a surefire delight in the making. 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $25.

Tusk: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute


If you stumbled upon a video of Tusk: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, it wouldn’t be a giant shock if you were to mistake them for the 70s group. Fire up “Montage” in your YouTube window and you’ll be taken aback — the band looks and sounds every bit like Fleetwood Mac as you can imagine. Everything from the outfits, the mannerisms and beyond channel Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Co. They bill themselves as the world’s top Fleetwood Mac tribute band and it’s easy to see why. Sure, there is still technically a version of Fleetwood Mac in existence, but without most of the original members, this is the only way to get the original 70s experience. 7:30 pm. $30-42. Tickets and details at

Area Easter Egg Hunts


What’s Easter without kids searching for brightly colored eggs filled with candy? The Wausau and central Wisconsin area has several options for enjoying Easter fun this year. You may even see the Easter bunny at some of these events, along with fun for the whole family. See the details for area Easter egg hunts below:

1st Annual Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday 4/16 | Marathon Park, Wausau.

Kids can enjoy arts and crafts and an Easter egg scavenging hunt. Starts at 10 am for ages 6 and under & 10:15 am for ages 7 and up. Hosted by the Wausau & Marathon County Park Department. Free. Details at

Easter Egg Hunt | Saturday 4/16 |

Greater Wausau Children’s Museum, Rothschild. Enjoy an Easter egg scavenging hunt and arts and crafts. Starts at 10 am for ages 1-4 and noon for ages 5-12. Details at

Spring Craft, Small Business & Artisan Show and a Day with the Easter Bunny | Saturday 4/16 |

Mosinee Elementary, Mosinee.

Browse the craft show, have lunch at the cafeteria and enjoy Easter egg hunting, photos with the Easter bunny and other activities. Craft show starts at 9 am. Lunch and egg hunt start at 11 am. Hosted by the Mosinee Area Chamber of Commerce. Details at

2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Celebration for Kids

Saturday 4/16 | Willow Springs Garden Round Barn, Wausau.

Enjoy Easter lunch with the Easter bunny, color Easter eggs, and get your face painted and picture taken with the Easter bunny. Starts at 10 am. Details at

WSPT’s 35th Annual Central Wisconsin Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday 4/16 | Mid-State Technical College, Stevens Point.


Children ages 8 and under can hunt for Easter eggs hidden throughout the parking lot. No bags or baskets, please. Starts at 10:30 am for ages 0-3, 10:40 am for ages 4-6 and 10:50 am for ages 7-8. Details at


BAR BEAT Thursday April 14

Brad Emanuel · Northern Waters Distillery, Minocqua. Country/ acoustic. 4 pm. 715-358-0172 Cassondra Lee · District 1 Brewing Company, Stevens Point. Variety. 5:30 pm. 715-544-6707 Mia Brown and The Get Down · Malarkey’s Pub & Townies Grill, Wausau. Variety. 7:30 pm. 715-819-3663


Friday April 15

DJ Brando · Backcountry Brewing Company, Plover. 6 pm. 715-310-2474 Tom Burt · District 1 Brewing Company, Stevens Point. Acoustic variety. 6:30 pm. 715-544-6707 Blindside · The Garage, Wausau. Acoustic rock/blues. 7 pm. 715-393-4495 The Dukes · Homestead on 52, Wausau. Classic rock. 7:30 pm. 715-843-7555 Kevin Troestler Band · Renee’s Red Rooster Bar and Grill, Stevens Point. Country, blues, bluegrass. 8 pm. 715-344-9825 Brad Emanuel · Arrow Sports Club, Weston. Country/acoustic. 8 pm. 715-359-2363 Josh White · Malarkey’s Pub & Townies Grill, Wausau. Variety. 8 pm. 715-819-3663

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Brad Emanuel · Granite Peak Ski Resort, Wausau. Country/ acoustic. 1 pm. 715-896-0907 Stewart Ellyson · Sunset Point Winery, Stevens Point. Acoustic variety. 6 pm. 715-544-1262 Ira DeBoer · District 1 Brewing Company, Stevens Point. Acoustic variety. 6:30 pm. 715-544-6707 The Sixes · Mosinee Brewing Company, Mosinee. Acoustic. 7 pm. 715-693-2739 Spicy Tie Band · North Point Pub, Stevens Point. Rock n’ roll. 7 pm. 715-341-1999 Chris Okkerse · Rookies Sportspub, Stevens Point. Variety. 8:30 pm. 715-344-7026

Sunday April 17

Pam & Scott · Cop Shoppe Pub, Wausau. Polka. 1 pm. 715-845-2030

Wednesday April 20

The Chad O’ Kennedy · Bull Falls Brewery, Wausau. Variety. 6 pm. 715-842-2337

Thursday April 21

Brad Emanuel · Bull Falls Brewery, Wausau. Country/Acoustic. 6 pm. 715-842-2337

The Love-In & The Oxleys · O’Brien’s on Main, Amherst. Rock ‘n roll, folk. 8 pm. 715-824-3317

Friday April 22

Mattea Joy · Bull Falls Brewery, Wausau. Acoustic variety. 6 pm. 715-842-2337 Nemesis · Central Waters Brewing Company, Amherst. Variety. 6 pm. 715-842-2739 Ian Seaholm · Mosinee Brewing Company, Mosinee. Blues. 7 pm. 715-693-2739 Gerard Fischer · District 1 Brewing Company, Stevens Point. Country & rock acoustic. 7 pm. 715-544-6707 The Foxfire Affair · Sawmill Brewing Company, Merrill. Celtic, folk, maritime, alternative. 7 pm. 715-722-0230 Bradley Sperger · Campus Pub, Wausau. Acoustic. 9 pm. 715-675-1960

Saturday April 23

Scott Clay · Central Waters Brewing Company, Amherst. FolkAmericana. 2 pm. 715-842-2739 Garth Englebright · Sunset Point Winery, Stevens Point. Acoustic variety. 6 pm. 715-544-1262


Tailwater Trio · District 1 Brewing Company, Stevens Point. Pop & rock. 6:30 pm. 715-544-6707 Save Point · Backcountry Brewing Company, Plover. Classic rock, country, blues, indie rock, original. 7 pm. 715-310-2474 5 Mile Scream · Cruisin’ 1724, Wausau. Classic rock. 9 pm. 715-675-2940 Timothy Tesch · Campus Pub, Wausau. Acoustic. 9 pm. 715-675-1960 Northwoods Skitchers · Homestead on 52, Wausau. Classic rock, blues, variety. 9 pm. 715-843-7555

Sunday April 24

JIRF · Bullheads Bar & Grill, Stevens Point. Rock, alternative, classic & outlaw country. 12 pm. 715-344-5990 Mark & Rich · Cop Shoppe Pub, Wausau. Polka. 1 pm. 715-845-2030


Trivia · Mondays, Guu’s on Main, Stevens Point. Trivia starts at 7 pm. Trivia · Tuesdays, District 1 Brewing Company, Stevens Point. Trivia starts at 6 pm. 715-544-6707

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ON STAGE Crimes of the Heart · Thurs.-Sat. 4/14-4/16, hosted by Wausau Community Theatre at Whitewater Music Hall, Wausau. Dark comedy about the reunion of three sisters after they learn their grandfather was hospitalized. Starts at 7 pm. $15 general seating. The Belle Weather · Thurs. 4/14, Grand Theater, Wausau. Indie rock fused with folk. Starts at 8 pm. $10 advance.

Cabaret · Fri.-Sat. & Thur.-Sat. 4/15-4/16 & 4/21-4/23, Jenkins Theatre, Noel Fine Arts Center, Stevens Point. Watch the UWSP Department of Theatre and Dance’s performance of a Tony Award winning musical drama set in 1929 Bohemian Berlin. Show is for ages 13 and up. Starts at 7:30 pm with matinees at 2 pm on 4/16 & 4/23. $27 adults, $24 seniors/faculty/staff members, $16 for youth. UWSP students with ID may get a discount. https:// Brewery Comedy Tour · Fri. 4/15, O’so Brewing Company, Plover. Comedy. Starts at 8 pm. $13. Live Stand-up Comedy: Miss Shannan Paul · Fri. 4/15, hosted by Koo Coo’s Nest Comedy Club at bantr, 805 Creske Ave, Rothschild. Comedy. Starts at 9 pm. $15 advance, $20 at the door. https:// Adam Greuel & The Rib Mountaineers · Fri. 4/15, Sconni’s Alehouse and Eatery, Schofield. Bluegrass. Starts at 9 pm. $10 at the door. 715-241-7665 Portland Cello Project: Purple Reign · Wed. 4/20, Grand Theater, Wausau. Alt-classic ensemble that plays music influenced by pop musician Prince. Starts at 7:30 pm. $25. TUSK-The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute · Thurs. 4/21, Campanile Center for the Arts, Minocqua. Five musicians play covers of Fleetwood Mac’s greatest hits. Starts at 7 pm. $30-$42. The British Invasion · Fri. 4/22, Grand Theater, Wausau. Multimedia show involving British music, film footage and photos from the Simon & Garfunkel Story. Starts at 7:30 pm. $40. Comedy Night at Rookies · Fri. 4/22, Rookies Sportspub, Stevens Point. Comedy. Doors open at 7 pm, show starts at 8:30 pm. $10 advance, $15 at the door. comedy-night-at-rookies-tickets-304412846017 Rich Guzzi Comedy Hypnosis Show · Fri. 4/22, hosted by Koo Coo’s Nest Comedy Club at bantr, 805 Creske Ave, Rothschild. Comedy. Starts at 9 pm. $20 advance, $30 at the door. Armchair Boogie, Red Ben and the Missing Miles & Kevin Troestler and Friends Band · Sat. 4/23, Whitewater Music Hall, Wausau. Bluegrass. 21+. Starts at 8 pm. $15 advance, $18 day of show. Un-Broken, Killing Rapunzel, Our Last Vision & Purging Paradise · Sat. 4/23, Rookies Sportspub, Stevens Point. Hard rock, metal. Starts at 8:30 pm. $5 cover. 21+. 715-344-7026 Indonesia Junk, Zippnutts, A-Merkins, The Chad O’Kennedy · Sat. 4/23, Polack Inn, Wausau. Rock ‘n roll. Starts at 9 pm. $5 at the door. 21+. 715-845-6184 Picnic at the Pavilion Concert 2022 · Sun. 4/24, Rothschild Pavilion, Rothschild. Starts at 4 pm. Free. John Conlee · Sun. 4/24, hosted by Rubber Soul Productions at Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School Auditorium, Wittenberg. Country. Starts at 4 pm. $45. Blue Man Group · Thurs. 4/28, Grand Theater, Wausau. Show performed by the famous Blue Men. Starts at 7:30 pm. $70.

Michael Perry · Fri. 4/29, Jensen Community Center Theater, Amherst. New York’s bestselling author, humorist, singer/ songwriter, playwright and radio show host. Masks required. Doors open at 6 pm; show starts at 7 pm. $20. or 1-800-838-3006 for tickets All Things New-Celebration of Song · Fri.-Sun. 4/29-5/1, hosted by Wausau Lyric Choir at First Presbyterian Church, 406 Grant St, Wausau. Starts at 7:30 pm on 4/29-4/30 & 3 pm on 5/1. Mutts Gone Nuts: A Canine Cabaret! · Sat.-Sun. 4/30-5/1, Campanile Center for the Arts, Minocqua. Comedic show performed by dogs. Starts at 2 pm & 7 pm. $28 adult, $15 student. Spring Concert & Fundraiser · Sat. 4/30, St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Stevens Point. Start at 7:30 pm. $15. The High 48s and Brotherhood of Birds · Sat. 4/30, Whitewater Music Hall, Wausau. Bluegrass. 21+. Starts at 8 pm. $12 advance, $15 day of show.


Book club forming to discuss A New View of Being Human · with kinleiners Nancy Kohorn Henricks and Loretta Ulmschneider. Book that provides a platform to consider the power of being human and the value of each person’s contribution to the world. Authored by pioneers in the profession of kinlein which assists persons in building on their strengths. Meetings on Fridays starting Feb. 11 from 3 pm-4:30 pm via Zoom. For more info, call 715-842-7399 Donate your Deer Hide · drop off your hide at Wisconsin Lions Camp. Money raised from deer hides go to the Lions Camp to help serve others. Go to to find a drop-off location near you. Reception & Customer Service - Good News Project is looking for volunteers to answer phones, fill in paperwork, & greet guests. Other small duties may be assigned during down time. This position would need to commit at least a ½ day per week on a regular schedule. If you are interested in helping out, please go to to fill out an application OR contact Susie at (715) 843-5985. We do require proof of COVID vaccination for all staff and volunteer. Thank you! Health Equipment Sanitization and Restocking: Good News Project currently needs volunteers on a weekly basis to assist with the turn-around of donated medical equipment. Items need to be sanitized, reassembled, and the coordination of inventory is required to meet ongoing client needs. We attempt to help volunteers find a 2–3-hour shift that fits best within their schedule during our regular business hours, Mon. – Fri. from 9-4. Call 715-843-5985, M-F 9 am - 4 pm, or email Susie at Susie@ for inquires. e-CYCLING Volunteers: Good News Project has an ongoing need for volunteers to help with the e-CYCLING program. Volunteers are needed on Fridays between the hours of 9-4. Our scheduling is very flexible; you can choose to volunteer every Friday or once or twice a month, full days, half days, or just a couple of hours.

We recommend that new volunteers come in and do a trial shift to see if e-CYCLING is a good fit for you, as this position requires moderate lifting (50 lbs) on occasion. Volunteers unload cars, weigh electronics, and sort them into the appropriate containers. Also, this is warehouse work, please dress for the weather and wear closed toe shoes. Call 715-843-5985, M-F 9 am - 4 pm, or email Susie at for inquires. Marshfield Pickleball · Every Mon., Tues., Weds., and Fri., hosted by the city of Marshfield. Located at the Oak Ave. Community Center, 201 S. Oak Ave. Advanced ticket discounts available through the Parks & Rec department. Werle Park Plus Neighborhoods of Wausau · 2nd Monday of most months, Grace United Church of Christ, 535 S 3rd Ave, Wausau. Meet and discuss neighborhood issues. Use basement entrance off back of church. Starts at 6 pm. 715-845-7051. Senior Bingo · Every Tuesday, hosted by the Marshfield Parks & Recreational Department at Drendel Room, 211 E 2nd St, Marshfield. Starts at 1 pm. $1 for 2 cards. 715-486-2041 The Landing Literacy Book Club · 4th Wed. of each month. Book club at the Landing YMCA, Wausau. Book notices at YMCA, Literacy Council and Janke Bookstore. 715-841-1855 “Bloomin’ Greenhouse Tour”-2022 · Tues.-Mon. 4/15-10/31, hosted by the Clark County Economic Development Corporation & Tourism Bureau at the Garden Center Headquarters, Clark County, WI. Enjoy a tour throughout Clark County and check out greenhouses consisting of 100,000 plants of many varieties. No cost. For a brochure, call 715-255-9100 or visit Romaine Calm & Garden On: Choosing the Site and Varieties · Every first & third Wednesday 3/2-9/21, hosted online by Extension Marathon County & Marathon County Public Library. Learn how to plant a garden, improve quality of soil, how to manage pests and disease and more. Starts at 10 am & 6 pm. Free. Aspirus Wausau Farmers Market · Every Thursday, Located at Aspirus Corporate Parking Lot, 2200 Westwood Dr, Wausau. Opens 9 am. History Chats · Every Thursday, hosted online by the Marathon County Historical Society. Learn about Marathon County’s history from Ben Clark and/or Gary Gisselman. Starts at 12:30 pm. On Facebook Live and Marathon County Historical Society’s Youtube page Out & About · Every Thursday (except 4/14 & Thanksgiving), Jubilee House Free Community Meal, St. Matthew Catholic Church Campus, 221 S 28th St, Wausau. 4:30 pm-6 pm. 715-848-6120 Stevens Point Area Winter Farmers Market · Saturdays thru April, Located at the Boys and Girls Club, 941 Michigan Ave, Stevens Point. Opens 8 am-noon. https://www.spawinterfarmersmarket. com/ Wausau Winter Market · Saturdays November-April, Located at Whitewater Music Hall, 130 1st Ave, Wausau. Parking on River Drive. Opens 8 am-noon. Wall Climb · Saturdays, Greenheck Field House, Weston. Starts at 7 pm. $5.

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EVENTS/SPECTATOR SPORTS Book-of-the-Month-Club: “Confessions of a Domestic Failure” by Bunmi Laditan · Fri.-Sat. 4/1-4/30, hosted by the Marathon County Public Library at MCPL Athens. Pick up the Book of the Month and questions to think about as you read. Call 715-257-7292 for more info Grab & Go Craft for Adults: Thimble Bouquet Pendant · Fri.-Sat. 4/1-4/30, hosted by the Marathon County Public Library at all MCPL locations. Grab a kit containing supplies for making a thimble bouquet pendant. Pick up the kits anytime the library is open. Free. ABC Kids Spring & Summer Children’s Consignment Sale · Thurs.Sat. 4/14-4/16, hosted by ABC Kids-Wausau at Central Wisconsin Convention & Expo Center, Rothschild. Clothes size 0-18, toys, baby equipment, books, movies and more. Most items half off on Saturday except items marked ND. Starts at 7 am on 4/14, 9 am on 4/15 and 8 am on 4/16. More info at Mid-State Technical College ‘Wisconsin Writers Connect’ · Thurs. 4/14, Mid-State Technical College, Stevens Point Campus, Stevens Point. Listen to readings from notable Wisconsin authors. Starts at 6:30 pm. Free. event/2022-4-14/wisconsin-writers-connect Spring Craft, Small Business & Artisan Show and a Day with the Easter Bunny · Sat. 4/16, hosted by the Mosinee Area Chamber of Commerce at Mosinee Elementary, Mosinee. Browse the craft show, have lunch at the cafeteria and enjoy Easter egg hunting, photos with the Easter bunny and other activities. Craft show starts at 9 am. Lunch and egg hunt start at 11 am. Friends of MCPL Members-Only Book Sale · Sat. 4/16, hosted by Friends of MCPL at 300 N First St, Wausau. Books, CDs, TV movies, artwork, board games and puzzles for sale. Open to members but nonmembers can join for yearly membership of $10 per person or $25 per family. Starts at 9:30 am. Virtual Book Club: “While Justice Sleeps” by Stacey Abrams · Mon. 4/18, hosted online by the Marathon County Public Library at MCPL Mosinee. Join a virtual discussion about Abrams’s story. Starts at 2 pm. Call 715-693-2144 for more info. GoToMeeting (Online) Stratford Book Club: “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig · Wed. 4/20, hosted by the Marathon County Public Library at MCPL Stratford. Discuss Haig’s book with other readers. Starts at 1 pm. Call 715-687-4420 for more info. Fun@5 with Bull Falls Harley Davidson of Wausau · Thurs. 4/21, hosted by the Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce at Bull Falls Harley-Davidson of Wausau, 1570 County Road XX, Rothschild. Network with others and enjoy appetizers and beverages. You can also get a chance to win door prizes. Must be 21 or older. Starts at 5 pm. $10 members online, $15 members at the door, $20 non members online, and $25 non members at the door. Good News Project Earth Day · Fri.-Sat. 4/22-4/23, Good News Project, Wausau. Recycle unwanted electronics for .45/lb. Open from 9 am-4 pm. More info at

Italian Dinner with Jazz Music · Fri. 4/22, Willow Springs Garden, 5480 Hillcrest Dr, Wausau. Dine on all you can eat Italian food and enjoy some jazz music. Starts at 6 pm. $18 per person. 715-675-1171 Still Rendering: Point’s 48-Hour Film Challenge · Fri.-Sun. 4/224/24, hosted online by CREATE Portage County. Compete in an online filmmaking challenge. Tickets are limited. Starts at 6 pm. $75 per team until 4/20. https://createportagecounty. Wine, Beer & Cheese Gala · Fri. 4/22, WOWSPACE, Wittenberg. Enjoy food, wine, beer and the opening of the Spring Art Show. For ages 21+. Starts at 7 pm. $25 advance, $30 at the door. 715-253-3525 “Spring into the Arts” Tour-2022 · Sat.-Sun. 4/23-4/24, hosted by the Clark County Economic Development Corporation & Tourism Bureau. Tour Clark County, meet 37 artists, and purchase different art pieces. Starts at 9 am on 4/23 & 10 am on 4/24. Free. 715-255-9100 or for a brochure or more information Adult Prom & Fundraiser · Sat. 4/23, hosted by Little Charlotte’s Rescue at Smiley’s Restaurant & Banquet Hall, Plover. Enjoy dinner, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, selfie station and dancing. For ages 21+. Dinner starts at 5 pm. DJ starts playing at 7 pm. $35 ticket. to order tickets All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast · Sun. 4/24, Willow Springs Garden, Wausau. Enjoy all you can eat breakfast with pancakes and other food and beverages. Part of the proceeds goes to the Village of Maine First Responders. Starts at 8 am. $10 for ages 11 and older, $5 for ages 6-10 and free for 5 and under. 715-675-1171 Spring Dance · Sun. 4/24, Schmidt’s Ballroom, 7085 County Road A, Wausau. Dance to polka music played by Music Connection. Starts at 1 pm. $10 admission. 715-845-9192 Free Movie Sunday · Sun. 4/24, Jensen Community Center, 487 N Main Street, Amherst. Watch Sister Act for free. Snacks and water for sale onsite. Starts at 2 pm. Free. 2022 Bowl for Kids’ Sake · Fri.-Sat. 4/29-4/30, Dale Weston Lane, Weston, Paper City Lanes, Mosinee, & Les & Jim’s Lincoln Lanes, Merrill. Form a team and go bowling to raise funds for youth mentoring programs. Starts at 5 pm. $75 adults, $50 high school, $25 child & $25 matches. Spring Eggstravaganza Craft & Vendor Show · Sat.-Sun. 4/30-5/1, Cedar Creek Mall, Rothschild. Check out crafted items and vendors. Starts at 9 am. No cost. 715-298-3811

OUTDOORS Cattail Curiosities · Thurs. 4/14, Schmeeckle Reserve, Stevens Point. Learn about cattails and how they feed animal species. Registration required. Starts at 6 pm. Free. Doggy Dash · Sat. 4/16, hosted by Woodson YMCA at the Wausau Branch YMCA, 707 Third Street, Wausau. Take your dog out for a 2k run/walk along the Riverlife Trail. Registration opens in March. Pick up your doggy bag during regular business hours

after completing your route. $30. Never Forgotten Honor Flight 5k Run/Walk · Sat. 4/27, Bull Falls Brewery, Wausau. Go for a 5k run/walk. Part of proceeds go to help veterans. Starts at 9 am. More info at Spring Wildflower Hike · Sat. 5/14, hosted by Friends of Rib Mountain at Rib Mountain State Park, Grouse Lane entrance, Wausau. Go for a hike at the park and explore the wild flowers that live there. Bring water and tick repellent. Starts at 10 am. 715-842-2522

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS Guitar Lessons with Adam Greuel · Running now, hosted online through UWSP. Learn how to play guitar with Adam Greuel of Horseshoes and Hand Grenades. Lessons times vary. Available to all levels. $69 for 30 minutes, $114 for 60 minutes. www. Oil Painting for Beginners through Intermediate · Tuesdays 3/15-4/19, Chestnut Center for the Arts, 208 S Chestnut Ave, Marshfield. Learn proper oil painting techniques. Provide your own materials or purchase at the Chestnut Center. Starts at 6 pm. $140. Wheel-Throwing with Ben Wendt · Tuesdays & Thursdays 4/5-5/5, Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau. Learn how to make a mug or bowl in a beginning to intermediate wheel-throwing class. All supplies provided. Starts at 6:30 pm. $165. The Impossible Trolley Postcards of James Colby · Thurs. 4/14, hosted online by the Marathon County Historical Society. Learn about post card producer James Colby and the appearance of trolleys he faked in his postcards. Starts at 12:30 pm. Free. On Facebook Live Academic Freedom in the Digital Age · Thurs. 4/14, UW-Stevens Point, DUC Theater, 1015 Reserve St, Stevens Point. Learn from international scholars about academic freedom. Starts at 5 pm. Free. Setting the Stage for Healthy Choices · Thurs. 4/14, hosted by Central Rivers Farmshed at 1220 Briggs Court, Stevens Point. Learn about healthy eating habits. Starts at 5 pm. Free. 715-544-6154 to register Belonging: Hmong Americans · Fri. 4/15, hosted online by Mosaic of Northcentral Wisconsin. This session focuses on belonging through fluid expressions of what it’s like to be Hmong and American. Starts at noon. Free. mosaic-april-training-belonging-hmong-americans-presentedby-maiger-moua-tickets-299752055467 to register Personalize a Vintage Handbag · Mon. 4/18, Chestnut Center for the Arts, 208 S Chestnut Ave, Marshfield. Design your own purse. Choose a purse or bring in your own. All supplies provided. Starts at 6 pm. $20. personalize-a-vintage-handbag-tickets-212721394417 Hands on Plants-Hypertufa Container · Tues. 4/19, Monk Botanical

Gardens, Wausau. Create your own hypertufa container. For ages 21 and older. Starts at 6 pm. $40 members, $45 nonmembers. Glass Class: Foil Technique · Tuesdays 4/19-5/24, Chestnut Center for the Arts, 208 S Chestnut Ave, Marshfield. Learn how to create a stained glass window using copper foil technique. Starts at 6 pm. $140. Northwoods Chapter Ice Age Trail Annual Meeting · Tues. 4/19, Lincoln County Service Center Building, 801 N. Sales St, Merrill. DNR biologist Dan Goltz will be doing a presentation on DNR Eagle Surveys, health issues, monitoring projects, food items and nest characteristics of eagles. Starts at 6:30 pm. 715-551-1118 for more info The James Webb Space Telescope: NASA’s Latest Great Observatory · Tues. 4/19, James F Veninga Theater, UW-Stevens Point, Wausau. Learn about the history of the James Webb Space Telescope, how it is used, and how it compares to the Hubble Space Telescope. Starts at 7 pm. An Evening with Michael J. Fox: “No Time Like the Future” · Tues. 4/19, hosted by the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin at Grand Theater, Wausau. Meet Michael J. Fox as he gives a presentation about his success as a famous actor, his experience with Parkinson’s disease and his advocacy work. Starts at 7 pm. $50. The Truth about the Prohibition Tunnels of Wausau · Thurs. 4/21, hosted online by the Marathon County Historical Society. Learn the truth about underground tunnels that were dug to smuggle booze during the days of Prohibition. Starts at 12:30 pm. Free. On Facebook Live Intro to 3D Printing · Thurs. 4/21, CREATE Portage County, 1039B Ellis St, Stevens Point. Learn how to make your own custom item through 3D printing. Registration required. Starts at 6 pm. Free. forms/3d-printing-class-rsvp to register History Speaks: Who were the Wausau Group? · Sat. 4/23, hosted by the Marathon County Historical Society online or at Woodson History Center, Wausau. Learn about the group of businessmen that became the Wausau Group. Starts at 2 pm. Free. or on Facebook Live Vegetable Printing · Sun 4/24, Chestnut Center for the Arts, 208 S Chestnut Ave, Marshfield. Create works of art using vegetables for stamps. Starts at 9 am. $5. vegetable-printing-tickets-211289631977 Fragile Planet: Earth’s Place in the Universe · Sun. 4/24, UWStevens Point Allen F. Blocher Planetarium and Arthur J. Pejsa Observatories, 2001 Fourth Ave, Stevens Point. Join actress Sigourney Weaver as she leads viewers on a journey through space. Starts at 2 pm. Free. The Beasts and Monsters of the Pinery · Thurs. 4/28, hosted online by the Marathon County Historical Society. Listen to stories about beasts and monsters that lived in the great Pinery. Starts at 12:30 pm. Free. On Facebook Live What is on a Healthy Plate? · Thurs. 4/28, hosted by Central Rivers Farmshed at 1220 Briggs Court, Stevens Point. Learn about what foods are considered nutritious. Starts at 5 pm. Free. 715-544-6154 to register

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Start Your Career in Child Care · Thurs. 5/12, hosted online by Childcaring. Gather information about child care such as how many children you can legally care for, benefits for being regulated, classes and training needed, how much to charge families and more. Register by 5/5. Starts at 12:30 pm. Free.

ARTS/EXHIBITS Merrill History & Cultural Center · Open Mon., Weds. and Fri. From 9 am to 1 pm. Appointments can be made for other days. 715-536-5652, Q Artists Cooperative, Stevens Point · Facemasks required. Gallery open Tues.-Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 11 am-3 pm. closed Mondays. Hometown: Portage County · Tues. 3/8-5/3. Check out Portage County’s artwork in downtown Stevens Point created by Q Artist members. Riverfront Arts Center, Stevens Point · Open Wed.-Fri. 11 am to 5 pm. Sat. & Sun 11 am to 3 pm. Closed 4/15 & 4/17. “Peeps” Art Exhibit · Fri.-Sun. 4/8-4/24. Art and dioramas using peeps candy made by local families, businesses, artists and more. Woodson Art Museum, Wausau · Free. Open Tues-Fri 9 am-4 pm, first Thurs. of each month 9 am-7:30 pm, Sat-Sun noon-5 pm and closed Mon. and holidays. Facemasks and social distancing required. Art Deco Glass from the David Huchthausen Collection · now until 6/5. Glass artwork created by David Huchthausen. Molten: 30 Years of American Glass · Glass artworks with origins in Wisconsin that spread from East Coast to West Coast. View glass demonstrations from 4/29-5/8. Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art · Open noon-5 pm TuesSat. Face masks required. Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau · Free. Gallery hours Wed.-Fri. 10 am-4 pm; Sat. 12 pm–4 pm. Closed Sun.-Tues. 715-842-4545, Inspired by activities and events. Northern Perspectives · Fri. 3/11-4/29. Artwork that depicts what the Northern Midwest looks like from an artistic point of view. Explorations & Antiquity · Fri. 3/11-4/29. Ceramic artwork that uncovers society’s relationship with history. Marathon City Heritage Center · Open from noon to 2 pm on the second Sunday of each month from Oct. to April, Open Sun. 4/5 noon-2 pm and 5/3 noon-2 pm. 715-443-2221.

Marathon County Historical Society · Open Tues.-Fri. 9 am-4:30 pm. Sat.-Sun. 1 pm-4:30 pm. Milking Time: The Evolution of the Dairy Industry in Marathon County · Jan. 2022 thru Dec. 2023. Exhibit that features development of the dairy industry through innovations such as herd improvement and electrification. Preserved for Generations: A Century of Marathon County Parks System · Jan. 2022 thru Dec. 2023. Exhibit that shows how parks were preserved for many years. Our Stories: The History of Marathon County · Jan. 2022 thru Dec. 2025. Learn about the stories of people who lived in Marathon County for a long time. Themes include arriving here, making a living and having fun. Traveling Mini Art Gallery · Mon. 4/11-4/25, hosted by the Marathon County Public Library at MCPL, 432 Curtis Ave, Hatley. View artwork created by members of the public. for more details Spring Art Show · Saturdays and Sundays 4/23-5/8, WOWSPACE, Wittenberg. Art show features a wide variety of artwork by area artists. Starts at 11 am.

KIDS/TEENS Youth Poetry Contest (All Locations) · Thurs.-Fri. 1/6-5/27, hosted by the Marathon County Public Library at all MCPL locations. Youths ages 9-18 can enter a poem in a poetry contest. Poems can be any length and each person can enter two poems. Entrants must be Marathon County residents. Submit entries at or drop them off at any MCPL location. Call 715-261-7220 for more info Grab & Go Craft for Kids: Colorful Shadow Art · Fri.-Sat. 4/1-4/30, hosted by the Marathon County Public Library at all MCPL locations. Grab a kit containing supplies for making stained glass-like art pieces. Pick up the kits anytime the library is open. Free. 715-261-7220 Story Time Spring 2022 · Fri. 4/15, UW Museum of Natural History, Stevens Point. Read nature-themed stories, color and do crafts. Intended for ages 2-5. Starts at 10 am. Free.

1st Annual Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt · Sat. 4/16, hosted by the Wausau & Marathon County Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department at Marathon Park, Wausau. Kids can enjoy arts and crafts and an Easter egg scavenging hunt. Starts at 10 am for ages 6 and under & 10:15 am for ages 7 and up. Free. ParksRecreationForestry.aspx Easter Egg Hunt · Sat. 4/16, Greater Wausau Children’s Museum, Rothschild. Enjoy an Easter egg scavenging hunt and arts and crafts. Starts at 10 am for ages 1-4 and noon for ages 5-12. http:// 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Celebration for Kids · Sat. 4/16, Willow Springs Garden, Round Barn, Wausau. Enjoy Easter lunch with the Easter bunny, color Easter eggs, and get your face painted and picture taken with the Easter bunny. Starts at 10 am. More info at WSPT’s 35th Annual Central Wisconsin Easter Egg Hunt · Sat. 4/16, Mid-State Technical College, Stevens Point. Children ages 8 and under can hunt for Easter eggs hidden throughout the parking lot. No bags or baskets, please. Starts at 10:30 am for ages 0-3, 10:40 am for ages 4-6 and 10:50 am for ages 7-8. https://www. World Tales of the Moon · Sat. 4/16, UW-Stevens Point Allen F. Blocher Planetarium and Arthur J. Pejsa Observatories, 2001 Fourth Ave, Stevens Point. Listen to stories from across the world about the moon. Starts at 3:30 pm. Free. Family Story Time: Rainy Days! · Tues. 4/19, hosted online by the Marathon County Public Library. Listen to stories about making the most out of rainy days and learn some sign language. Starts at 10 am. Free. Educational Programs · Tues. 4/19, UWSP Museum of Natural History, Stevens Point. Learn through hands-on activities about nature-related topics. Starts at 5 pm. Free. Be the Bunny Enrichment Eggs-travaganza! · Sat. 4/23, Wildwood Park & Zoo, Marshfield. Hide Easter eggs for animals to find. Prepurchase baskets at Marshfield Parks & Recreational Department. Starts at 10 am. $20 per basket. https://apm.activecommunities. com/marshfieldparkrec/Activity_Search Mina with Author and Illustrator Matthew Forsythe · Sat. 4/23, hosted online by the Marathon County Public Library. Listen to a story about a mouse that gets a pet squirrel that she believes to be a cat. Online via Zoom. Starts at 11 am. Free. 715-261-7220 Family Story Time: Clay! · Tues. 4/26, hosted online by the

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Marathon County Public Library. Listen to stories about clay and clay creations. Starts at 10 am. Free. Outdoor Family Story Time · Wed.-Thurs. 4/27-4/28, hosted by the Marathon County Public Library at MCPL, 300 N. First St, Wausau. Listen to stories and sing along outside on the library’s lawn. Bring your own chair or blanket. Starts at 10 am. 715-261-7220 Healthy Kids Day · Sat. 4/30, Woodson YMCA, Aspirus Branch, 3402 Howland Ave, Weston. Go for a 2k fun run and enjoy open swim and log rolling, crafts and healthy snacks. Door prizes and camp registration available. Starts at 11 am. Free. Wisconsin Valley Coin Club’s Annual Show · Sun. 5/1, Quality Inn, 2901 Hummingbird Rd, Wausau. Meet currency collectors; check out kid’s activity table, free door prizes, raffles and collectors’ exhibit. Starts at 9 am. Free admission. 715-574-2777 Tots in the Gardens · Tuesdays 5/3-9/27, Monk Botanical Gardens, Wausau. Each week, children ages 3-5 can learn about nature through story-telling and nature themed activities. Meet at Kitchen Potager and dress for the weather. Starts at 10 am. $5 per child, free for members. Fifth Annual Mother-Son Dance · Fri. 5/6, Greater Wausau Children’s Museum, Rothschild. Mothers and sons can enjoy an evening of dancing, music, games, obstacle courses and more. Starts at 6 pm. $18 per couple, $7 additional child or parent. Spring Bounce 2022 · Fri.-Sun. 5/20-5/22, hosted by the Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum, Stevens Point. Create or join a team for an adventure-style scavenger hunt. Door prizes for each range. Starts at 12 pm. $15 per team.


Greater Wausau Children’s Museum, Cedar Creek Mall, Rothschild. Open Tues-Thurs. 9 am-2 pm, Fri. & Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 12 pm-5 pm. Closed Monday. $5 per child 1-12 years, free for children under 1 year, $1 for parents and caregivers. or 608-408-4668 Story Time for Young Children · Tuesdays, Greater Wausau Children’s Museum, Rothschild. Toddlers-age 7 can enjoy stories and other activities. Starts at 10 am. or 608-408-4668 Wednesday Learning Centers · Every Weds., hosted by the Stevens Point Area YMCA and Boys & Girls Club of Portage County. Available for students in K thru 6th grade. Young learners will get the chance to socialize and learn after school. Centers are open all day. $10 per child. More info at

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ERA Pancakes & Café replaces old U.S. Bank near Rib Mountain Wausau’s Ardian Jashari is turning a former banking facility into a new restaurant for the second where people can go for pancakes and waffles. ERA Pancakes & Café opened recently on North Mountain Road where Wausau and the Rib Mountain area intersect. The facility used to be a U.S. Bank branch and, though Jashari has experience with the Pioneer Family Restaurant in Westfield and the Friendship House Family Restaurant in Merrill, turning this into his vision was difficult. He and his team and relatives took possession of the location about a yearand-a-half ago. They then began to work on it and have spent about a year on the interior. Everything was removed down to the bare walls and experienced supply chain issues while building up. “Materials were difficult to get,” Jashari said. “We were waiting.” Logistics for the project ultimately recovered. When the public comes in they will be treated to some light blue colors, paintings of food like croissants and eggs, and, in a nod to where the facility previously served the public, a drive-thru for those needing comforts while in their cars.

“I’m planning on adding [one] if I will be allowed by the town,” Jashari said. “There will be an espresso and juice bar. We also got a liquor license and are going to do some Bloody Mary’s possibly. Other locations like Starbucks are 15-20-minute waits, so I think this will be neat.” The menu stands out, with multiple versions of eggs Benedict and crepes, several espresso-style coffees, along with more traditional menu items such as pancakes and omelets. They also feature a lunch menu with melts and wraps, as they stay open until 3 pm. The business is named after his oldest daughter and his younger son, is upset she is the focus. Brother Gedi will serve as a partner and, for this immigrant from Macedonia, being able to seize the day in the United States is something he never imagined when he first got here years ago. “Here there are a lot of opportunities. From where I was to here, it is totally different,” he said. All is going well. The location is a desired one due to the highway and nearby skiing and, there is of course competition from the IHOP located right across the street. People do seek out what they know

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and, chains become chains because of initial success, but Jashari is not phased at all. In his view, people wanting variety will keep ERA Pancakes & Café going for a long, long time. “I think everyone’s going to do good and IHOP’s going to,” Jashari said. “Someone will come here and the next day they will go there. Just like I do, I go to different restaurants all the time, I do not go to the same place. People will like a burger here, a pancake there or French toast here.” ERA Pancakes & Café is now active on Facebook under a page of the same name. They will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily and have tailored their availability to present worker shortages. Evan J. Pretzer is a contributor to City Pages. He can be reached at evan.



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