July 2014    

Park Falls 4th of July Celebration

July 4, 2014
10 a.m - 9 p.m.; fireworks at dusk (Rain date July 5)
American Legion Hall, 274 N. 3rd Ave., Park Falls – 715-762-3032
715-762-2703 / 877-762-2703
Website:  www.parkfalls.com
E-mail:  chamber@parkfalls.com
City-wide garage sales all day;  10 a.m – 4 p.m.- arts & crafts; 11 a.m.- Ladies’ Auxiliary bake sale; 11:00 a.m. – Corn Roast, Brats, Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Hotdogs, Chips, Pickle on a Stick; 12:00 noon Parade; 12:30-4:30 - Frankie Baroka & “The Spotlight Polka Band”, featuring Scott & Pam Koehn (Inside Legion Hall); 2:00 p.m.  Horseshoe Tournament (signup by the horseshoe pits); 1 – 3 p.m.- Face Painting (by Rachel Joy Wilson); 6-9 p.m.- DJ TJM11, 1950s- Top 40 Hits (Inside Legion Hall), fireworks at dusk (rain date July 5) sponsored by the Park Falls Lion’s Club, American Legion Post 182, and the Park Falls Chamber (Athletic Fields).

Phillips 4th of July Summer Celebration

July 4, 2014
all day
Hwy. 13 / Lake Avenue, Phillips
715-339-4100 / 888-408-4800
Website: www.phillipswisconsin.net
E-mail: pacc@pctcnet.net
Concessions before and after the 2 p.m. parade on Lake Ave./Hwy. 13; Kickball tournament 10am; community auction after the parade at the on the Courthouse lawn; boat parade at 9 p.m. and FIREWORKS at dusk over Lake Duroy at Bostrom Park.

Price County Airport & Harbor View Fly-In or Float-In & Lake Rattle & Roll

July 4 & 5, 2014
Fri. 7 p.m. / Sat. 8 a.m. - Midnight
Harbor View Pub & Eatery (on Long Lake), 1094 N. Lake Ave./Hwy. 13 N., Phillips, 715-339-2626
Price County Airport, 1205 N. Airport Road, across the road from Harbor View,  715-339-3701
Website: www.co.price.wi.us/government/pricecountyairport/www.harborviewonline.com/
E-mail: pbh@co.price.wi.usGrubes@HarborViewOnline.com
Aerobatic show Friday at 7 p.m. at the airport; breakfast buffet Saturday morning at Harbor View, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. – dining with a view, either inside or outside on the deck and watch the planes fly in; aerobatic show at the airport at 11 a.m.; plane rides; Lake, Rattle & Roll – live band Saturday on the deck at Harbor View, 8 p.m. – Midnight. Price County Airport activities are free to the public.

Spirit of America 5k Run/Walk

July 5, 2014
8:30 a.m. race start; registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
VFW Hall, 306 S. Lake Ave., Hwy. 13, Phillips
715-339-2764
Website:  www.co.price.wi.us/appsforms/SOA2014.pdf
E-mail: billandlynn@pctcnet.net
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.; race begins at 8:30 a.m. Trophies to the first female & male runners to cross the finish line. Medals to the top three females & males in each age group of runners only. Prizes for the most patriotic dressed plus other new “surprise” categories. Free T-shirt guaranteed with pre-registration; race day registration includes a free T-shirt while supplies last. Water and refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Health Alliance of Price County.

Art & More on the Lakeshore

July 5, 2014
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Elk Lake/Lionite Park, 585 County Road H., downtown Phillips
715-339-4446 / 2425
E-mail: snorider@pctcnet.net
Arts & crafts by 100 artists, live music, demos & concessions in a park setting on Elk Lake.

Kennan Independence Day Celebration & Truck Pull

July 5, 2014
10:15 a.m.
Memorial Park, County Hwy. N, Kennan
715-474-2418
E-mail: beckykempen@ymail.com
Parade starts at 10:15 a.m.; horseshoe tournament after parade; craft sale begins at 11 a.m.; softball tournament-11am; 4-wheel truck pull-1pm (reg. begins at 11am); bingo, food, and kids games. Sponsored by the Kennan Fire Department.

Farmers Market – Southern Price County

July 5 thru September 2014
Every Sat. 8 am – noon? (until sold out)
Catawba Farm Supply / C-Store, W9149 U.S. Hwy. 8, Catawba – 715-474-3322
715-474-6713
Website:  http://www.pricecountywi.net/businesses/shopping/farmers-markets-local-food/
Fresh produce when in season, cut flowers, bedding plants, herbs, houseplants, trees & shrubs, pumpkins, melons, rhubarb, berries, apples, sweet corn, and craft items.

Fifield Community Picnic

July 5 & 6, 2014
Sat. 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.
Movrich Park, N14022 Willow Avenue, Downtown Fifield
715-762-2559/ 715-661-0335
Website: www.tn.fifield.wi.gov/events_detail.asp?eventid=282&locid=144
Saturday – Pancake breakfast 7am-12pm, bake sale 9am, food & beverages by Am. Legion 11am, lawn mower races 1pm, kids games 3-6pm, Lion’s dunk tank 3-7pm, open volleyball and horseshoes, Kiddie parade 5pm, duck race 6pm, live music 7-11pm and FIREWORKS at dusk. Fun for everyone! Sunday – Community Church Service at the Park 9am.

Lawn Mower Races

July 5, 2014
1 p.m.
Fifield Ball Park (the fastest track in the county)
715-762-4739 / 715-661-2432 / 715-617-4411
E-mail:  felchffd@plbb.us
Time trials are at noon; races start at 1 p.m.; six classes – IMOW, AP, SP, STOCK, BP, and FX; trophies for top five places; 1/6-mile oval track; grandstand seating; concessions will be available. Proceeds go to the Fifield Volunteer Fire Department.

Introduction to Ceramics Workshop

July 10, 2014
1-4 p.m.
Friends of Fred Smith Studio, Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, Phillips
715-339-7282
Website: www.friendsoffredsmith.org/index.html
E-mail: fofs@pctcnet.net
Join the fun of creating with clay in this introductory workshop lead by long-time ceramist John Langer. All you need is a desire to get your hands wet and experiment with this medium. Follow-up workshop time will be available to glaze and finish your project at the park. A wheel will be on hand for throwing clay as well. Free and open to all ages. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Class size is limited. Registration & $10 fee required.

Thursday Evening Paddle Outings presented by The Crazy Loon

July 12, 2014
6 p.m.
Elk River to Grassy Lake, Phillips  (check website or call to confirm)
715-339-6254
Website: www.thecrazyloon.com/thursday-evening-paddle/
E-mail: info@thecrazyloon.com
Join the staff and friends of The Crazy Loon for an easy out and back paddle on Thursday evenings. Meet at an area waterway for a 1-1/2 to 2 hour leisurely paddle, depending on the weather.

7th Annual Phillips Chain of Lakes Tri

July 12, 2014
9 a.m.
Elk Lake/Lionite Park Pavilion, County Hwy. H, downtown Phillips
715-339-2143
Website: www.phillipschainoflakestri.org
E-mail: aknudson@phillips.k12.wi.us
Swim ¼ mile in Elk Lake, bike 18 miles on rural roads, and run 3 miles along Lake Duroy. Participants can enter as individuals or as a relay team. Registration is available through the website. Discounts are available until June 20, 2014, but registrations are accepted through the day of the event. Registration includes an official race shirt, buffet lunch and awards. There will be a free Steeple Chase event for kids. The Crazy Loon of Phillips will have bike accessories and repair services available, and massage services will be provided by Diane Wagner. NEW this year, following the race there will be live music and cold beverages in the park pavilion. Proceeds will be donated to local organizations focused on cross-generational programs promoting health and wellness.

Kids Panfishing Day

July 12, 2014
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Little Spirit Lake Boat Landing, N9401 State Hwy. 102, Spirit
715-427-3778 / 3464
Website: www.spiritlakeassoc.org
E-mail: lspirit@newnorth.net
Crappie – Perch – Bluegill – Sunfish; Two age groups: 2 yrs.-8 yrs. & 9 yrs.-15 yrs., under 12 yrs. old must be accompanied by an adult; fish must be registered by 1 p.m.; $3.00 entry fee includes a free gift & meal ticket – burgers, hot dogs & refreshments. Activities include games for young and old: Casting contest, fish pond, minnow races, and raffles.

5th Annual Antique & Tractor Expo

July 12, 2014
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Price County Fairgrounds, N9130 Forest Lane, Phillips 
715-428-2315/ 715-762-1011
Website:  www.pricecountyantiqueassociation.org
E-mail:  bekakrb47@gmail.com
Antique tractors and machinery, tools, milking equipment, household items, pictures, etc.; silo filler, cream separator, flat belt grinder, firewood processor, 1910 cement block maker, corn sheller/grinder, blacksmith, rope/wreath, garland making and other demonstrators; model railroad, traps, wrench, chain saw, Barbie and other collections on displays; petting zoo, kids activities, free bicycle giveaway & rides on the Orange Blossom Special, tractor parade 4pm., silent auction 9am-5pm, pie/cake auction 11:30am, square dancers 1pm; plus vendor tables, food, beverages, raffles, guess the “mystery” item contest, live music 5-8pm; swap meet for parts & tools, shuttle wagon rides, flea market and crafts all day.  FREE admission. Sponsored by the Price County Antique Association.  Find us on Facebook. To display items call Steve at 715-339-3652 or Jeff at 715-762-2342; vendors, demonstrators or exhibitors should call Beverly at 715-339-3761 or Jeff at 715-762-2342.

Lugerville School Building 100th Anniversary Open House Celebration

July 19, 2014
11 a.m.
Lugerville School, County Road F, Phillips – 715-339-2299
715-339-2254
Email:  matrojak@pctcnet.net
Join the Lugerville area community in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Lugerville School with an open house and luncheon. All proceeds earned from the luncheon will go directly back into maintaining the Lugerville School building.

Dragonflies & Damselflies Workshop

July 19, 2014 
1 – 4 p.m.
Friends of Fred Smith Studio at Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, one mile south of Phillips
715-339-7282
Website:  http://www.friendsoffredsmith.org/index.html
E-mail: fofs@pctcnet.net
Ryan Chrouser, educator from the Wisconsin Dragonfly Society, returns to the park to talk about varieties of dragonflies in northern Wisconsin. We’ll explore the vernal pools in the park and discover who our tiniest neighbors are. Free and open to all ages. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Class size is limited. Registration required.

Thursday Evening Paddle Outings presented by The Crazy Loon

July 24, 2014
6 p.m.
Connors Lake/Lake of the Pines (check website or call to confirm)
715-339-6254
Website: www.thecrazyloon.com/thursday-evening-paddle/
E-mail: info@thecrazyloon.com
Join the staff and friends of The Crazy Loon for an easy out and back paddle on Thursday evenings. Meet at an area waterway for a 1-1/2 to 2 hour leisurely paddle, depending on the weather.

56th Annual Pioneer Days

July 25 – 27, 2014
Friday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday all day
Community Park, 301 N. Michigan, Butternut
Butternut Area Historical Museum, 126 East Main Street, Butternut
715-762-2621
Website: http://wwwhttp://www.butternutwi.com/images/2014%20Pioneer%20Days%20event%20poster%2072dpi.pdf.butternutwi.com/images/2014%20Pioneer%20Days%20event%20poster%2072dpi.pdf
E-mail: chrisdon@pctcnet.net
All three days – Earl’s Carnival Rides, live music, airplane rides, arts & crafts, face painting, food, beverages and more. Friday- 4:30-7 p.m. – Little League tournament; live music 6 pm - 1 a.m. Saturday – 8 a.m. Softball tournament begins, 9 a.m. walk/run, 1 – 5 p.m. - Lake State Mud Racers Sanctioned Race, 3:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. live music, 8 p.m. - Pioneer Days Queen Coronation, and fireworks at dusk; Sunday – 8 a.m. softball tournament begins, Giant parade at noon, Pipes & Drums of Thunder Bay, horse pull competition at 1 – 5 p.m. and a polka band 1 – 5 p.m.

German Settlement History Picnic & Open House

July 26, 2014
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Yesterday House & Liberty School, N894 S. German Settlement Road, Spirit
715-564-3299
Website:  http://germansettlementhistory.org/
E-mail:  gshinc@centurylink.net

Bring a dish to pass at this potluck picnic and learn about the area’s German history. Hot dogs and brats will be provided by German Settlement History Inc. Tour the Yesterday House, a log house that was built in 1885 and contains items used by early settlers, and the Liberty School which was built in 1919. In addition, a “Machine Shed” which houses farming and logging equipment used from 1880-1950 is also available to view. These buildings are overseen by German Settlement History, Inc.  Open to visitors on a regular basis Spring to Fall.

Beverage Mixology Class

July 31, 2014
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
The 5 Senses, 146 Balsam Street, Phillips
715-339-2777
Website: www.the5senseswi.com
Email: chap@pctcnet.net
During this informative class you will learn the key details to mixing the perfect cocktails including more traditional to “artistic”, plus you get to sample your tasty creations! You will learn a new delicious martini and refreshing party cocktail recipes for the dog days of summer, how to make your own special libations at home, and lots more. Limited space is available, so please call to register early; fee required.  Find us on Facebook!

62nd Annual Flambeau Rama

July 31 – August 3, 2014
9 a.m. – midnight 
Hwy. 13 N. to 5th Street North, Park Falls
715-762-2703 / 877-762-2703
Website: www.parkfalls.com
E-mail: chamber@parkfalls.com
All Four Days: FREE LIVE MUSIC including the top two festival bands in the state, Food Court, Carnival Rides by Happy World Shows (Cedar Park, TX) & many more activities including Rod Casting  & Chalk Drawing Contests Thurs., Frog Jumping Contest Fri., Family Fun Day Games Fri., Sidewalk Sales Fri.-Sat., Saturday – Arts & Crafts Fair, Flea/Farmers Markets, Road Run/Walk & Kids’ Fun Run, 4 on 4 BB Tourney, Car Show, BMX Best Trick Contest, Sunday – Kiddie Parade/big Parade, sock hop & lots more!

     August 2014    

62nd Annual Flambeau Rama

July 31 – August 3, 2014
9 a.m. – midnight 
Hwy. 13 N. to 5th Street North, Park Falls
715-762-2703 / 877-762-2703
Website: www.parkfalls.com
E-mail: chamber@parkfalls.com
All Four Days: FREE LIVE MUSIC including the top two festival bands in the state, Food Court, Carnival Rides by Happy World Shows (Cedar Park, TX) & many more activities including Rod Casting  & Chalk Drawing Contests Thurs., Frog Jumping Contest Fri., Family Fun Day Games Fri., Sidewalk Sales Fri.-Sat., Saturday – Arts & Crafts Fair, Flea/Farmers Markets, Road Run/Walk & Kids’ Fun Run, 4 on 4 BB Tourney, Car Show, BMX Best Trick Contest, Sunday – Kiddie Parade/big Parade, sock hop & lots more!

Men’s Softball Tournament

August 1-3, 2014
Fri. 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Corner of 5th Street & Hwy. 13, Park Falls
715-762-3032 / 8123
Enjoy a hot dog or brat and a cold beverage while you watch one of America’s favorite  pastimes. Teams from throughout Wisconsin participate in the tournament. Sponsored by the Park Falls American Legion Post 182.

Northwoods Classic Car Show

August 2, 2014
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tourist Park, 50 Sherry Avenue, Park Falls
715-762-2467 / 877-762-2703
Website: www.parkfalls.com
E-mail: chamber@parkfalls.com
Dash Plaques to the first 75 entries; Trophies – 22 classes including station wagon and special interest; 1st, 2nd & 3rd places; Cash prizes; Best of Show judged by the Northwoods Classic Car Club; 50′s & 60′s music; food booth by Fifield Lions from 8 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Fizz!  Boom!  Read!

August 7 – 28, 2014
2-3:30 p.m. each Thursday in August
Ogema Public Library, W5005 State Road 86, Ogema
715-767-5130
Website: www.ogemalibrary.org
E-mail:  maryhebda@ogemalibrary.org
This summer reading program has fun activities for children 3 – 12 years of age.

Thursday Evening Paddle Outings presented by The Crazy Loon

August 7, 2014
6 p.m.
Hidden Cove Resort, Phillips (check website or call to confirm)
715-339-6254
Website:  www.thecrazyloon.com/thursday-evening-paddle/
E-mail: info@thecrazyloon.com
Join the staff and friends of The Crazy Loon for an easy out and back paddle on Thursday evenings. Meet at an area waterway for a 1-1/2 to 2 hour leisurely paddle, depending on the weather.

22nd Annual Butternut Lake Musky Tournament 

August 9 & 10, 2014
6 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat.; 6 a.m. – noon Sun.
The Lanes Pub & Eatery (Flambeau Lanes), 1127 4th Avenue S., Park Falls
715-762-3237 / 800-444-7144
E-mail:  northway@pctcnet.net
Registration begins 5 p.m. on Fri., August 8, with the reading of the rules at 7 p.m.; registration and boat check Sat., August 9, at 4:30 a.m. (location TBA); fishing hours are Saturday 6 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 6 a.m. – noon; $19,900 in cash prizes based on 60 teams; 1st-$10,000; 2nd-$4,000; 3rd-$2,000; 4th-$1,200, 5th-$800; 6th-$500; 7th thru 10th-$350; $350 entry fee based on two-person teams; plus drawings & prizes and food & beverages will be served.

28th Annual Wisconsin Concrete Park Celebration

August 9, 2014
Noon – 4 p.m.
Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, Phillips
715-339-7282
Website:  www.friendsoffredsmith.org/index.html
E-mail:  fofs@pctcnet.net
A celebration of the arts in a park setting with FREE fun for the whole family. Lots of kids’ activities and entertainment for all ages including make & take art creations, quilt display, art exhibit, live music, guided park tours, silent auction, beverages and great food.

Plein Air Painting Workshop and Competition

August 9 & 10, 2014
Workshop – Sat. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Competition – 8 a.m. Sat. – 4 p.m. Sun.
Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, Phillips
715-339-7282
Website: www.friendsoffredsmith.org
E-mail:  fofs@pctcnet.net
The Wisconsin Art Environment Consortium will again sponsor a Plein Air Workshop and Competition at several of its art environments throughout Wisconsin.  The workshop instructor at Wisconsin Concrete Park, Bob Tarrell, is a long-time art professor at Edgewood College & Plein Air painter, and will introduce this style of painting “in open air” for all ages. The Saturday workshop starts with a morning demonstration, followed by hours of painting & ends with critiques. Easels & some materials are provided. Rain or shine. Bring lunch. Registration is required & space is limited. All plein air paintings done at the park are eligible to enter into the competition for cash prizes.  Judging starts at 4 p.m. on Sunday and awards are given thereafter during an artist’s reception in the Friends of Fred Smith Studio.  The public is welcome to join in the refreshments and entertainment during the reception.  All ages are welcome to join in the fun of painting in plein air. Winning paintings from the competition at Wisconsin Concrete Park will also be eligible to compete statewide with paintings from other sites in an online judging on the Kohler Foundation website (http://www.kohlerfoundation.org/grants/plein-air-painting-competition-wandering-wisconsin/) and a second round of cash prizes. Call for more information 715-339-7282.

9th Annual 24-hour Radio-Thon for the Time-Out Family Abuse Shelter Inc.

August 14, 2014
9 a.m. Thursday - 9 a.m. Friday
98Q Country / WCQM – 715-762-3221
715-339-4521
Website:  www.timeoutabuseshelter.org  
E-mail:  andrea@timeoutabuseshelter.org
In addition to the Radio-Thon, there will be a 24-hour quilters marathon and an arts/crafts fair on the radio station lawn as part of the fundraiser this year.

Wood Felting & Embellishing Workshop

August 14, 2014
1 – 4 p.m.
Friends of Fred Smith Studio at Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, one mile south of Phillips
715-339-7282
Website: www.friendsoffredsmith.org
E-mail: fofs@pctcnet.net
Pam Metsala will be at the park demonstrating techniques of wood felting from shrinking old wool items or knitted wool to embellishing items with roving and felting needles. Some supplies will be on hand to make a pair of mittens or small purse. Experiment with your own felt with advanced practices. Free and open to all ages. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Class size is limited. Registration required.  

Price County Fair

August 20-24, 2014
Fairgrounds, Cty. Rd. H, N9130 Forest Lane, Phillips
715-339-2555 / 715-339-2397 (during the week of the fair)
Website:  www.pricecountyfair.comwww.facebook.com/pricecountyfair
E-mail:  pricecountyfair@yahoo.com
Admission fee of $10 includes all entertainment, carnival rides & parking; daily family entertainment including magic and 4-H shows, antique displays and demonstrations, animal barns, live entertainment, scavenger hunt, mock school days in the old log cabin school, bow shooting contest; Sunday – concessions, exhibits, vendors & much more! Friday - Senior luncheon, deer hunting Q & A, Market Animal Sale 7 pm, and What’s It Worth antique show; Saturday - Battle of the Bands, Kiddie Tractor Pull,  bear hunt Q & A,  birds of prey/wildlife seminar, baking contest judging/auction, lawn mower races 7p.m., and square dancing; Sunday - 5k Run/Walk 10am (reg. 8am), wolf trapping seminar, farm Olympics, Derrico’s Black Belt School, and Demo Derby 2 p.m.

Thursday Evening Paddling Outings presented by The Crazy Loon

August 21, 2014
6 p.m.
Brumley’s Resort – on Soo Lake (check website or call to confirm)
715-339-6254
Website:  www.thecrazyloon.com/thursday-evening-paddle/
E-mail:  info@thecrazyloon.com
Join the staff and friends of The Crazy Loon for an easy out and back paddle on Thursday evenings. Meet at an area waterway for a 1-1/2 to 2 hour leisurely paddle, depending on the weather.

17th Annual Phillips Area Charity Classic Musky Tournament

August 23, 2014
6 a.m.
Harbor View Pub & Eatery (on Long Lake), 1094 N. Lake Ave., Phillips – 715-339-2626
715-339-3625
E-mail: rossport@pctcnet.net
This catch & release musky tournament is being held on the Phillips Chain of Lakes; $14,400.00 in total cash prizes (based on 60 two-person teams); $7,500 to 1st place winner, $3,000 second, $2,000 third, $1,000 fourth & $900 fifth. Register at Ross’s Sport Shop, 286 N. Lake Avenue, Phillips; prizes, drawings and raffles at 4:30 p.m. at Harbor View, live music at 9 p.m. The proceeds are being donated to the non-profit Wounded Warriors in Action organization.

23rd Annual Labor Day Weekend ATV Rally Sponsored by the Fifield Dirt Devils & WATVA

August 29 – 31, 2014
Friday thru Sunday at 6 p.m.
Wojcieszak’s Flambeau Resort & Sportsman’s Lounge, N15355 East Road, Park Falls
715-762-2178 / 312-209-0377 (cell) / 877-762-2703 (Park Falls Chamber)
Website:  www.parkfalls.com
E-mail: flambeauresort@centurytel.netchamber@parkfalls.com
Approximately 200 miles of trail; poker run Friday thru Sunday, ends at 6 p.m.; mud run for trophies and/or cash on Saturday, 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. registration and 1 p.m. start; and off-road challenge for trophies and/or cash on Sunday, 10 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. registration and 1 p.m. start; plus trail riding, music, food & refreshments.

54th Annual Progress Days

August 29 -31, 2014 (rain date is Monday)
Friday night Fun Run 6:30 – 10:30 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.-midnight; Sunday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Prentice, Various locations
715-428-2964 / 2124 / 715-428-2411 for Kids Fishing Contest
Website:  www.facebook.com/progressdayshttp://www.neonglowfunrun.com
E-mail: clerk@vil.prentice.wi.gov
Friday – Kickball at 6 p.m., all ages welcome; Neon Glow 5k Fun Run/Walk, early bird registration deadline is July 5, 2014, or register at at the Prentice Pines Golf Course Friday night followed by music, lawn games, and a bonfire with food/refreshments available; Saturday – Co-ed Softball tournament 9am, volleyball court open, dunk tank, arts & crafts 10am, parade at 10:30 a.m., ice cream, smoothies & corn roast, Optimists Snack Shack, BBQ chicken dinners & pulled pork sandwiches, pies & goodies, free inflatable rides & bouncies, music, genealogical research 1pm, historical display, log loading contest 1-4pm, live music, airplane rides 1pm,  fire truck rides, CAT Forest Products open house 11am-2pm, kids’ games, carnival of golf 2-5pm, kids’ fishing contest-16 & under 2pm, hotdog eating contest 4pm, free children’s movie in the gym 7pm & live music at the Fire Hall 7pm; Sunday  – Leo Heikkinen Memorial Golf Tournament 8-11am tee off, free kids rides, mud run competition, bean bag tournament at D’s Burger & Bowl 1pm, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides at Vintage Inspired 1-4pm, putt golf tournament 2-3pm, horse pulls 2pm, spaghetti feed 2-5pm, dash for cash in the Mud – Tug of War 2pm, classic hot rod show & drive-in movie 6pm at Lion’s Park, & Community Hymn Sing 7pm.  Sponsored by the Prentice Lions, Volunteer Fire Department and Optimists Club with cooperation from several other community organizations.

10th Annual Great Wisconsin Northwoods Powered Parachute, Light-Sport & Ultra-Light Aircraft Fly-In

August 30 – 31, 2014
Friday 3 p.m. set-up & reg.; Sat. & Sun. all day
Price County Airport, 1300 N. Airport Road, Phillips – 715-339-3701
715-339-6030 / 715-820-0060 (cell)
E-mail: dasonntag@pctcnet.net
Calling all recreational pilots and flight enthusiasts. You are invited to join us for our annual celebration of recreational flying. Come join us and learn about powered parachutes, ultra-light and light sport aircrafts or bring your own to this unique fly-in; join in comradeship, sharing experiences and  pilot briefing prior to flight times; mowed grass runways; nearby lodging is available; camping is available at the airport and nearby campgrounds; bring your radios – 122.8 Unicom.

6th Annual Flambeau 40 Bike Race & Time Trial

August 30 – 31, 2014
Road Race (Aug. 30) - Reg. 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m. start; Time Trial (Aug. 31) – Reg. 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m. start
276 S. 5th Street (St. Anthony’s Padua Center), Park Falls
715-762-2703 / 877-762-2703
Website: www.parkfalls.com
E-mail: chamber@parkfalls.com
Road Race registration is 8:30-9:30 a.m.; race begins at 10 a.m.; 36-mile on-road bike race consisting of beautiful rolling hills along the Flambeau River.  Race is open to anyone who wants to safely participate in a self-imposed challenge with friendly competition. All pre-registered road race entrants receive a T-shirt and fruit along with lunch.  Awards will be given to the top three overall male & female finishers. Chip timing, professional wrench, and medical tent. On Sun., August 31, Time Trials will be held on a different 12-mile section of road along the Flambeau River; Reg. 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m. start. Register online at Active.com or contact the Park Falls Chamber for a registration form.

Old Town Hall Museum & Greenfield School Open House

August 30, 31 & September 1, 2014
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
7213 Pine Street, Hwy. 13, Fifield
715-762-2559 / 715-339-3492
Website:  http://pricecountyhistorical society.com
Email: dabkbrayton03@pctcnet.net
There is no admission charge. The Old Town Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  It houses artifacts 1879 thru 1930s including logging and household items. Greenfield School, a one-room school, serves as a repository for Price County rural school history.

6th Annual Harbor View Treasure Hunt on the Phillips Chain of Lakes

August 30, 2014
1 p.m.
Harbor View Pub & Eatery (on Long Lake), 1094 N. Lake Ave./Hwy. 13 N., Phillips
715-339-2626
Website:  www.harborviewonline.com/
E-mail:  Grubes@HarborViewOnline.com
Use clues to find a list of items hidden on the chain of lakes and win a bunch of worthless, no-good prizes; plus prizes for best decorated boat and best costume. Entry fee: Sense of humor. Party on the deck after the hunt. Useful items to bring along: lake/road map, bilingual dictionaries, and binoculars. One big raffle at 6:30 p.m. followed by live music.

3rd Annual Jonesfest Music Festival

August 30, 2014
3 – 11 p.m.
9813 High Road, Kennan, WI  54537
715-356-6858
Website: http://brendacrafts.wix.com/jonesfest#
E-mail:  brendacrafts@gmail.com
Get ready to rock it with Lee Jones and Bob Hladish, as these former members of “Burst” and “Hayfever” perform as “Reunited“- Classics With A Voice and are joined by many other local talented musicians! Free Admission! Raffle tickets will be available for purchase in advance or at the event for a chance to win great prizes! Food and beverages will be available for purchase on site with the Kennan/Catawba Lions Club sponsoring the beverage sales.  Bring your own lawn chairs. Primitive campsites available for $10.00 (tent, trailer, RV, motorhome, or whatever you want to sleep in); call or e-mail to reserve a site. All proceeds from this event will be used for scholarships for Phillips High School graduating seniors and area community development.

35th Annual Pike Lake Fun Day

August 31, 2014
12 noon – 10 p.m.
Pike Lake Fire Hall, N14885 Shady Knoll Road/ Forest Road 144, Park Falls
715-762-1623 / 3872 / 715-892-1153
Website:  www.pikelakechain.net
E-mail:  tsteeno@centurytel.netidlehour@centurytel.net
Join the volunteer firefighters from the Pike Lake Chain area for their annual day of fun including a horseshoe tourney, games for adults & children, food & refreshments, and live music after 7 p.m., plus hourly raffles and giveaways all day long with over $1,000 in cash prizes and a $1,000 cash drawing at 6 p.m. Sponsored by Pike Lake Chain Firefighters Inc.

7th Annual Southern Blues BBQ & Crawdad Festival

August 31, 2014
4 – 8p.m.
Birch Island Resort, Bar & Restaurant, N8221 E. Wilson Flowage Road, Phillips
715-339-3151
Website: www.birchislandresortllc.com
E-mail: birllc@pctcnet.net
Come by water or road to join in the celebrating  at this end-of-summer bash and feast on crawdads along with other summer barbeque fixins, plus enjoy live music and lots of fun on the beautiful shores of Wilson Lake!

     September 2013    

Old Town Hall Museum & Greenfield School Open House

August 30, 31 & September 1, 2014
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
7213 Pine Street, Hwy. 13, Fifield
715-762-2559 / 715-339-3492
Website:  http://pricecountyhistorical society.com
Email: dabkbrayton03@pctcnet.net
There is no admission charge. The Old Town Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  It houses artifacts 1879 thru 1930s including logging and household items. Greenfield School, a one-room school, serves as a repository for Price County rural school history.

18th Annual Harbor View 9-Hole Golf Classic 2-Person Scramble

September 6, 2014
11:30 a.m.
Check-in at Westwood Golf Club, N8785 Golf Course Road, Phillips – 715-339-3600
Harbor View Pub & Eatery (on Long Lake), 1094 N. Lake Ave./Hwy. 13 N., Phillips
715-339-2626
Website:  www.harborviewonline.com/
E-mail:  Grubes@HarborViewOnline.com
Enjoy a fun day of golf fun with special contests at some of the holes. Open to men and women; must register & request cart reservations at Harbor View prior to Sat., September 6. Check-in is at the golf course at 11:30 a.m. for hole assignments.  Shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Perioa System will be used for handicapping.  Pork sandwiches, corn on the cob & chips served at the Harbor View after golf (included in entry fee); plus 1 big raffle drawing at 6:30 p.m. followed by live music.

Fall Harvest Dinner

September 7, 2014
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
St. Therese Social Hall, 655 S. Lake Ave., Hwy. 13 S., Phillips
715-339-2222
Enjoy a dinner of pigs-in-the-Blanket, chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, carrots, salads, rolls, rye bread, pie & beverages; plus raffle prize drawings.  Sponsored by the Council of Catholic Women.

Ruffed Grouse Fall Festival

September 13, 2014
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
143 S. 3rd Ave., Park Falls – Triangle Park
274 N. 3rd Ave., Park Falls – American Legion Hall, 715-762-3032
715-762-2703 / 877-762-2703 - Park Falls Chamber
Website: www.parkfalls.com
Email: chamber@parkfalls.com
Community-wide activities to celebrate the vast outdoor resources and heritage of the area.  Outdoor enthusiasts share their collections of furs, traps, guns and more…demonstrations & lessons of outdoor sporting and recreational skills, “Winged Thunder” ATV/UTV Poker Run, “Home Grown” market & craft fair, flea market,  family activities, pumpkin decorating, pie eating, petting zoo, and “October Fest” foods, all help highlight our area heritage; plus ride ATV/UTV trail tours from May 2014 - Fri., September 12, 2014, (noon deadline) to be entered in the “Ruffed Trail Flying” ATV Adventure Big Prize Giveaway - drawing is Sat., Sept. 13, 5pm drawing at Triangle Park – must be present to win; contact the Park Falls Chamber for an official map/entry form – http://parkfalls.com/ruffed-grouse-flying-atv-adventure/.

A Country Afternoon

September 13, 2014
1-4 p.m.
Knox Creek Heritage Center, W4517 West Knox Road, Brantwood
715-564-2520/2525
Website:  https://sites.google.com/site/knoxheritagecenter/home
E-mail: cen73683@centurytel.net; mbraski@yahoo.com
Annual meeting at 11 a.m. followed by an old-time country social and picnic/cookout including a baking contest /auction, sale of grain & cardamom bread, artisan & craft items, quilt raffle, new museum exhibits, demonstrations, plus tour the historic buildings on-site; live music provided by local musicians and raffles. Craft vendors and demonstrators are welcome at no charge.

Rebecca & Kuba” presented by the Woods & Waters Fine Arts Council

September 16, 2014
7 p.m.
Chequamegon High School, 400 9th St. N., Park Falls
715-762-3145 / 339-3853
Website:  www.woodsandwatersarts.orghttp://kubecca.com/
Email: smartfam@pctcnet.net
Performing a variety show with country, jazz, show tunes and classical music, this married couple combines Kuba’s classical and Jazz musical education with Rebecca’s penchant for singing and acting in musical theater. They have been delighting audiences for years with their great onstage chemistry and diverse styles of music.  This performance is part of a Concert Series, and ticket purchase includes membership and admission to four different concerts.

4th Annual Spirit Lake Musky Tournament

September 20, 2014
6:30 a.m. kick-off meeting; 7 a.m. fishing starts
Little Spirit Lake Boat Landing, N9401 State Hwy. 102, Rib Lake
715-573-8014
Website: www.spiritlakeassoc.org
E-mail:  lspirit@newnorth.net
Up to 25 teams of two fishermen per boat may participate in this tournament. Prize money for most and longest muskies caught out of Spirit Lake. Fishing ends at 3 p.m.; wrap-up ceremony follows.  Details for the 2014 tournament will be posted on the website by the end of March. Check out last years results at http://www.spiritlakeassoc.org/2013-musky-tournament-results.html.

POPS Garage Sale

September 25 – 27, 2014
Lions Pavilion, 925 Town Street, Prentice
Thursday 6 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
715-767-5119
E-mail: celinelofland@hotmail.com
The shelves are restocked daily with new items. This fundraiser is sponsored by Power of Positive Students (POPS).

21st Annual Fall Harvest Festival

September 27, 2014
9 a.m. 3 p.m.
126 Lake Avenue, between Maple & Balsam; Elk Lake Lionite Park, downtown Phillips
715-339-4100/888-408-4800
Website: www.phillipswisconsin.net/
E-mail: pacc@pctcnet.net
Arts & craft fair, live music, food, sidewalk sales & farmers market; craisins & fresh, locally-grown cranberries sold at the chamber tent; scarecrow contest displays; A Taste of Fall in Phillips (food booths by non-profit groups); free family movie at Cinema North at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.; and pumpkin decorating at 11 a.m. at the Elk Lake/Lionite Park Pavilion; special craisin & cranberry menu items at participating eateries.

5th Annual HEDA 5k Run/Walk (Help End Domestic Abuse)

September 27, 2014
Birch Island Resort, N8221 E. Wilson Flowage Road, Phillips
9 a.m. registration; 9:30 a.m. walkers start; 9:50 a.m. runners start
715-441-0515
Enjoy a walk or run down a scenic country road and Help End Domestic Abuse (HEDA). A special prize will be awarded to the top individual donator. All participants can enjoy a free lunch at the end and a chance to win various prizes. Plus there will be additional raffles and drawings. Children under 10 are free.

55th Annual Christmas Tree Festival

September 27, 2014
9 a.m.
N1859 School House Road, Downtown Ogema
715-767-5989
Parade at 11 a.m., chicken BBQ at 11:15 a.m., plus other food and refreshments, “Run to the Peak” race at Timm’s Hill, library book sale, tours of the Pioneer House Museum, large arts & crafts fair, ATV pull, Christmas tree toss, tree judging, and the Ogema Fire Company will hold its annual Fireman’s Dance at the fire hall beginning at 7 p.m.

      October 2014    

34th Annual Ruffed Grouse Society Sportsmen’s Banquet

October 2, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Northwoods Supper Club, N14066 Flambeau Ave., Hwy. 13, Fifield – 715-762-4447
715-332-5121
Email:  blattler56@gmail.com
Cocktail reception and raffles at 5:30 p.m., prime rib dinner at 7:30 p.m. Limited tickets. Sponsored by the Flambeau Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society.

POPS Garage Sale

October 2, 3 & 4 , 2014
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Lions Pavilion, 925 Town Street, Prentice
715-767-5119
E-mail: celinelofland@hotmail.com
The shelves are restocked daily with new items. This fundraiser is sponsored by Power of Positive Students (POPS).

“Six Appeal” presented by the Woods & Waters Fine Arts Council

October 21, 2014
7 p.m.
Chequamegon High School, 400 9th St. N., Park Falls
715-762-3145 / 339-3853
Website:  www.woodsandwatersarts.orghttps://www.facebook.com/sixappeal
Email: smartfam@pctcnet.net
This performance is part of a Concert Series, and ticket purchase includes membership and admission to four different concerts.

Harvest Festival Dinner

October 25, 2014
4 – 6:30 p.m.
Community Center, N4888 Stadium Road, Corner of Hwys. 8 & D, Brantwood
715-564-2283 / 2232
E-mail:  cen29749@centurytel.net; brantwoodbison@centurytel.net
You’re invited to a dinner of hearty, homemade bison stew with all the fixings, homemade bread & pie plus a raffle drawing.  Sponsored by Zion Lutheran Church.

      November 2014    

Robin Hood“ presented by the Northwoods Players

November 7, 8 & 9, 2014
Fri. & Sat. 7 p.m.; Sun. 2:00 p.m.
High School Auditorium, 990 Flambeau Ave./County Road W, Phillips – 715-339-2141
715-339-6333
Website: www.northwoodsplayers.com
E-mail:   info@northwoodsplayers.com
The NWP’s annual fall play is performed by a talented local group. Come and enjoy this fun and entertaining performance! Purchase tickets online at www.northwoodsplayers.com, e-mail tickets@northwoodsplayers.com, or call 715-339-2057.

Holiday Open House at Cabin Creations

November 8, 2014 
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cabin Creations,  N8501 State Hwy. 13, Phillips
715-339-6238
Website:  http://www.cabincreationswi.com
Email:  kristen@cabincreationswi.com
You are invited to an open house just in time for the upcoming holidays. Stop in and look over our selection of home décor including our ever expanding selection of indoor and outdoor log furniture, textiles & window treatments, nature-inspired framed prints, rustic lamps, vases, dishes, plush and braided rugs, and linens, plus Yankee candles, cabin accessories, specialty cheeses, gourmet food, women’s accessories,  and much, much more. Find us on Facebook and check out our in-store specials including pictures of many of the great items we have to offer!!

Holiday Open House

November 8, 2014
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Homespun Coffee & Crafts,  164 N. Lake Avenue/ Hwy. 13, Phillips
715-339-6050
Website:   http://www.homespuncoffeeandcrafts.com/
Email:  homespun@pctcnet.net
Stop in to see our store all decked out in Christmas décor and browse our gift selection for everyone on your Christmas list.  Plan on visiting our adjacent “sister” store TOP DRAWER BOUTIQUE and check out the latest trends for clothing, shoes, scarfs, and accessories available for yourself or for Christmas gift giving. Find us on Facebook!

Holiday Wine Tasting

November 8, 2014
2-5 p.m.
The 5 Senses, 146 Balsam Street, Phillips
715-339-2777
Website: www.the5senseswi.com
Email: chap@pctcnet.net
You’re invited to sample a variety of wine choices to consider for the upcoming holidays at this unique specialty shop.  Find them on Facebook.

Holiday Craft & Treasures Sale

November 8, 2014 
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Phillips Municipal Building, 174 S. Eyder Ave., Phillips
715-339-6177 / 3990
Email:  dgradinjan@pctcnet.net
Large variety of unique items including crafts, home decor’, kitchen accessories, health, fitness & beauty products, bakery items, and many gift ideas; plus lunch and refreshments will be available. Sponsored by the Phillips American Legion Auxiliary Unit #122.

Holiday Evergreen Decorating

November 8, 2014
1-4 p.m.
Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, Phillips
715-339-7282
Website:  www.friendsoffredsmith.org/index.html
E-mail:  fofs@pctcnet.net
Learn how to make & decorate a fresh holiday evergreen wreath as well as trying your hand at an evergreen swag. Wreath or swag packages with all necessary greenery & supplies available at nominal cost. Decorations made using evergreens make great gifts for the holiday season. Registration required.

Monroe Crossing” presented by Woods & Waters Fine Arts Council

November 13, 2014 
7 p.m.
Chequamegon High School, 400 9th St. N., Park Falls
715-762-3145 / 339-3853
Website:  www.woodsandwatersarts.orghttps://www.facebook.com/sixappeal
Email: smartfam@pctcnet.net
Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their airtight harmonies, razor sharp arrangements, and on-stage rapport make them audience favorites across the United States and Canada. This performance is part of a Concert Series, and ticket purchase includes membership and admission to four different concerts.

Lugerville Chasers 19th Annual Pie Auction

November 21, 2014
6 p.m.
Club 13, 784 N. Lake Ave., Phillips – 715-339-3456
715-339-4066
Email:  belanbuilders@pctcnet.net
Delicious pies will be up for auction. Everyone is welcome to attend and bid on the pie of their choosing. Members of the Lugerville Chasers Snowmobile Club and community members donate pies for the auction with all proceeds going directly to maintaining the trail system in the Lugerville area including Trails 80, 87, 88, 90, 121 and 141.

Le Creuset Cookware Demo

November 22, 2014 – Tentative
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The 5 Senses, 146 Balsam Street, Phillips
715-339-2777
Website: www.the5senseswi.com
Email: chap@pctcnet.net
You’re invited to a Le Creuset cookware demonstration with a professional at this unique specialty shop. Learn how to use Le Creuset cookware as well as the functionality & versatility and sample Velvet Reuben Soup. Selected pieces will be offered at discount prices during the demo. Find them on Facebook.

Save the Lugerville School Pie Auction & Raffle

November 22, 2014
8 p.m.
Crane Chase Tavern, N10105 County Road F, Phillips – 715-339-2299
715-339-2254
Email:  matrojak@pctcnet.net
Delicious pies will be up for auction followed by various raffle drawings for guns, TV and other items. Everyone is welcome to attend and bid on the pie of their choosing or participate in the raffle drawings. Members of Save the Lugerville School and the area community donate pies for the auction and all proceeds earned go directly back into maintaining the Lugerville School building.

Sno-Drovers Sportsmen’s Banquet

November 24, 2014
6 p.m.
Northwoods Supper Club, N14066 Flambeau Ave. /Hwy. 13, Fifield – 715-762-4447
715-762-1623
Website: www.snodrovers.com/index.html
Email: tsteeno@centurytel.net
The meal includes a wide assortment of wild game plus all the fixings. Tickets can be purchased in advance at participating businesses or at the banquet. There will also be multiple gun raffles, a Chinese raffle for sports equipment, and a door prize. This is a snowmobile club public event. Everyone is welcome to attend. All proceeds earned go directly back into maintaining the trail system.

Turkey Trot 5k Road Run/Walk

November 27, 2014
Registration 8:00 a.m. & Race 9:00 a.m.
City Hall, 400 S. 4th Ave., Park Falls
715-762-2703 / 877-762-2703
Website: www.parkfalls.com
Email:  www.active.com/park-falls-wi/running/distance-running-races/3rd-annual-turkey-trot-5k-run-walk-2013?keywords=nachamber@parkfalls.com
Turkeys will be presented to the first male and female finishers.  No professional timing.  Shirts guaranteed for all early-bird registrations. A Special Award will be presented to the best dressed turkey! Proceeds will benefit the Lord’s Cupboard food pantry. Please wear blaze orange for your safety. For further information, contact the Park Falls Area Chamber of Commerce at 877-762-2703.

Santa is Coming to Town

November 28, 2014
 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wells Fargo Bank, 198 N. Lake Ave., Phillips – 715-339-2131
Cinema North, 205 S. Lake Ave., Phillips – 715-339-3605
715-339-4100 / 888-408-4800
Website:  www.phillipswisconsin.net
Email:  pacc@pctcnet.net
Santa will be arriving by fire truck at Wells Fargo Bank at 11 a.m. and will visit with children until 1 p.m.  Cinema North will be showing a free family movie at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.  Christmas music will fill the air for downtown shoppers; and for each qualifying purchase at participating area businesses on Friday or Saturday, your name will be entered in four “Shop Local” drawings for a chance to win $100 – $20 in chamber dollars.

     December 2014     

Kris Kringle Christmas

December 6, 2014
10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
199 N. 2nd Ave., Downtown Park Falls
715-762-2703 / 877-762-2703
Website: www.parkfalls.com
Email: chamber@parkfalls.com
Special Holiday Sales and Treats at participating businesses. A free family movie will be shown at Park Theatre. Treats will be given to the children after both movies. Visit Santa’s Workshop for holiday sweets and pictures with Santa (1-3pm & 5:15-7pm); a professional photographer will be available. Holiday Parade at 4:30 p.m. followed by a Community Christmas Tree Lighting at Triangle Park.

29th Annual Madrigal Dinner presented by Northwood Players

December 5, 6 & 7, 2014
Fri. & Sat. 6:30 - 9 p.m.; Sun. 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Club 13, 784 N. Lake Ave., Hwy. 13, Phillips – 715-339-3456
715-339-6333
Website: www.northwoodsplayers.com
E-mail:  info@northwoodsplayers.com
Enjoy an excellent seven-course meal served formally while the royal court entertains you with an exceptional variety of great music, as well as several humorous skits performed by the Madrigal Singers including the king, queen, town crier, jester, juggler, trumpeters, knights, and serving pages.  Dinner, fun and frolic Renaissance style. Reservations required – Purchase tickets online at www.northwoodsplayers.com, e-mail tickets@northwoodsplayers.com, or call 715-339-2057.

Finnish Independence Day Celebration

December 6, 2014
2 p.m. Dinner; 4 p.m. Program
Community Center, N4888 Stadium Road, Corner of Hwys. 8 & D, Brantwood
715- 564-2520 / 2525
Website:  https://sites.google.com/site/knoxheritagecenter/home
Email:  cen73683@centurytel.net; mbraski@yahoo.com
Enjoy a celebration dinner hosted by the Knox Creek Heritage Center including Mojakka [stew] that is cooked outdoors in an iron kettle over a wood fire, homemade multi-grain bread, and creamy rice with fruit sauce is served family style. The homemade bread and cardamom braid is also available for sale. Enjoy a program following the meal which consists of a brief explanation of the importance of the event in Finnish history and the lighting of candles, a ceremony to commemorate Finnish’s independence from Russia in 1917. In addition, the event serves as a celebration of the community’s largely Finnish early background. The event is sponsored by the Knox Creek Heritage Center.

Holiday Entertaining

December 13, 2014 – Tentative
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The 5 Senses, 146 Balsam Street, Phillips
715-339-2777
Website:  http://www.the5senseswi.com/
Email: chap@pctcnet.net
You’re invited to this unique specialty shop to sample nationally recognized specialty foods created by Stonewall Kitchen that will help make your holiday cooking easier as well as samples from Republic of Tea. Stop by and check out some last minute gift options and learn some new ideas for elegant but simple holiday entertaining. Find us on Facebook.

      January 2015       

Tuscobia Winter Ultra

January 1-3, 2015
150-mile run starts in Park Falls at the CCC at 6 a.m. Thurs.,  January 1
150-mile ski starts in Park Falls at the CCC at 11 a.m. Thurs.,  January 1
150-mile bike starts in Park Falls at the CCC at 6 a.m. Fri., January 2
75-mile starts at the trailhead in Rice Lake at 10 a.m. Fri., January 2
35-mile starts in Ojibwa on Sat., January 3 - Time TBA
Chequamegon Canoe Club (CCC), 124 4th Avenue S., Park Falls – 715-762-0140
Website: http://tuscobia.wordpress.com/
Email:  tuscobia@gmail.com
Run, Bike or Ski this self-supported race with 150-mile, 75-mile and 35-mile distance options. The 150-mile race is an Iditarod Trail Invitational (ITI) Qualifier Event. ** 2016 ITI Race Entry will also be up for grabs ($1,100 value)!! ** The 150-mile race will be an out and back starting Thursday (run/ski) or Friday (bike) at the Chequamegon Canoe Club Bistro (715-762-0140) in Park Falls. The 75-mile point-to-point ski, bike or run race will start Friday morning in Rice Lake and ends in Park Falls. The 35-mile point-to-point race will begin in Ojibwa (race day TBA). Parking will be available near the finish line in Park Falls. Registration is now open. Pre-registration is required; no race day registration. Racers are self-supported with minimal aid provided at two locations on the trail. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Friends of the Tuscobia Trail, Inc. non-profit.

Lugerville Chasers New Year’s Day Hangover Party

January 1, 2015
1 – 5 p.m.
Club 13, 784 N. Lake Ave., Phillips – 715-339-3456
715-339-4066
Email:  belanbuilders@pctcnet.net
You’re invited to participate in a luncheon and paddle wheel prize game. There will be a gun, quilt and cash raffles to raise money to support the Lugerville Chasers Snowmobile Club in maintaining area trails.  Everyone is welcome to attend. The raffle drawings take place at 4:30 p.m. All paddle wheel prizes are donated by club members and area businesses.  All event proceeds go directly into maintaining the trail system in Lugerville including Trails 80, 87, 88, 90, 121 and 141.

17th Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern WI Polar Bear Plunge

January 1, 2015
1 p.m.
Harbor View Pub & Eatery, 1094 N. Lake Ave./Hwy. 13, Phillips –  715-339-2626; www.harborviewonline.com
866-839-2843
Website:  www.bbbsnorthwoods.org
Email:  info@bbbsnw.org;
Registration begins at 10 a.m.  Plunge into the icy cold waters of Long Lake. Big bonfire on the beach, lots of fun, raffles, door prizes, and silent auction.  Support Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northwest WI by obtaining $35 in pledges for your plunge and receive a free T-shirt.

Ice Fishing Rumble

January 3, 2015
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Roll-In Point, W6605 Point Lane, Phillips
715-339-4585
Email:  nordland04@pctcnet.net
Fishing tournament is 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Open at 6 a.m. with a breakfast special available. Registration anytime but closes at 10 a.m. the day of the tournament. Prizes for 1st & 2nd place for longest fish in the following categories: walleye, northern, perch, blue gill & crappie; plus door prizes; food & drinks will be available all day; entrance fee is $10 per person each day (100% payback); tickets can be purchased at Roll-In Point Bar & Grill anytime up until 10 a.m. the day of the tournament.  The proceeds from the raffles will be donated to a local non-profit organization. Find them on Facebook.

Northwoods Hi-Riders Winter Picnic in the Park

January 3, 2015
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Solberg Lake County Park, N10750 County Park Road, Phillips
715-897-2223
E-mail:  dan.b23@live.com
Join the Northwoods Hi-Riders Snowmobile Club for a winter picnic and some sledder camaraderie at the Solberg Lake County Park pavilion. Club members will be cooking up brats, hamburgers and hot dogs which will be served along with a selection of condiments and snacks. There will also be a variety of beverages to choose from including coffee and hot chocolate to warm you up or have a cold one. You can sit around the bonfire or warm up in the heated pavilion. Located on Trail #112 located northeast of Phillips. This is a snowmobile club fundraiser and everyone is welcome to attend. All proceeds will go towards trail maintenance and club expenses.

Winter Trails Day Demo

January 10, 2015
1 – 4 p.m.
Phillips School Forest Trail, N9199 N. Worcester Road, Phillips
715-339-6254
Website:    www.thecrazyloon.com
E-mail:  info@thecrazyloon.com
Free snowshoe demo provided by Ron and Chris from The Crazy Loon, Phillips. Winter is no time to stay inside when there are plenty of fun things to do outside. Children and adults new to snow sports , here’s your chance to try snowshoeing.  Equipment will be provided by The Crazy Loon or bring your own to check out the Phillips School Forest trails. All activities are free.

Free Ice Fishing Weekend

January 17 & 18, 2015
All day both days Area Lakes 1-888-936-7463 (WDNR Hotline) / 608-266-2272 Website:  http://dnr.wi.gov/news/Weekly/?id=361#art Residents and nonresidents alike can fish anywhere in Wisconsin for free. No licenses or trout stamps are needed. This includes all inland waters.

Prentice Bushbenders 9th Annual Pancake Breakfast

January 18, 2015
7 a.m. – noon
Chequamegon Sportsmen’s Club, W4602 Highway 8, Prentice
715-428-2569
E-mail:  p_hlasny@hotmail.com
Enjoy a delicious, hot breakfast and enter to win a door prize and/or raffles prizes during the event. Located on trail #118 or by car 1 mile east of Prentice on Hwy 8.

Sno-Drovers Poker Run & Breakfast Buffet

January 22, 23 & 24, 2015
All day;  ends 6 p.m. Saturday
Moose Jaw Lodge & Resort, W770 Wind Song Lane, Park Falls – 715-762-3028
715-762-1623 / 715-762-1463
Website:  www.snodrovers.com/index.html
Email:  tsteeno@centurytel.net
Poker run starts Thursday – Ride the trails and stop at participating local businesses to collect cards. Riders meet at Moose Jaw on Saturday at 6 p.m. to determine who has the winning poker hand. Cash prizes, raffles and door prizes. Also, stop in for a breakfast buffet Saturday morning 8-11 a.m. at Moose Jaw. This is a snowmobile club public event. Everyone is welcome to attend. All proceeds earned go directly back into maintaining the trail system.

Ice Fishing Tournament on Soo Lake

January 24, 2015
6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Corner Connection, W9701 County Hwy. W, Phillips
715-332-5484
E-mail:  lorivangalder@yahoo.com
Fishing tournament is 6 a.m.- 6 p.m.; first place prizes for Walleye, Northern, Bluegill, Crappie, and Perch; all contestants are included in a drawing for various prizes.

5th Annual Phillips Flurry 5k & 10k Snowshoe Race/Walk

January 24, 2015
8 – 9:30 a.m. Reg.; 10 a.m. Start
Phillips School Forest Trail, N9199 N. Worcester Road, Phillips
715-339-6254
Website: www.phillipsflurry.com
E-mail:  info@phillipsflurry.com
Both the 5k & 10k courses consist of groomed ski trails and packed single track on the rolling terrain through the beautiful school forest and feature a few large hills. There are individual and team divisions. This event is the 2015 Wisconsin State Championship race and is also a qualifying event for the USSA Snowshoe Nationals which will be held this year in Eau Claire, WI! Registration includes a warm post-race meal, long-sleeved T-shirt, entry for door prize drawings, and free admission to the community pool (plus showers & hot tub), open from 1-4 p.m.  Snowshoe rental is available; call to reserve. Custom trophies will be awarded to the top overall male & female finishers and medals to the top three males & females for both races in the following age groups: 10-14; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70 +. Children ages 9 and under will receive a special participation medal and post-race meal! Pre-register to save $5 and be guaranteed your T-shirt size!

Winter Fest

January 24 & 25, 2015
Saturday – 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
715-339-4100 / 888-408-4800 (Phillips Area Chamber)
Birch Island Resort, Bar & Grill, N8221 E. Wilson Flowage Road, Phillips - 715-339-3151
Harbor View Pub & Eatery, 1094 N. Lake Avenue / Hwy. 13, Phillips – 715-339-2626
Club 13, 784 N. Lake Avenue / Hwy. 13, Phillips – 715-339-3456
Website:  www.phillipswisconsin.net
Email: pacc@pctcnet.net
Saturday & Sunday - Cor PowerSports Snowmobile Races at Birch Island Resort; Saturday - Ice Fishing Contest on Duroy, Elk and Long lakes 6am-4pm, pre-register at the Ross’s Sport Shop, Elk River Custom Rods or Bader’s Sports Center, cash prizes will be awarded for largest walleye, northern, crappie & bluegill at Harbor View Pub & Eatery; 6pm Snowmobile Parade leaves from Birch Island Resort and ends at Harbor View; Sunday – Poker Run (Jan. 19-24) raffle prizes awarded at Chaparral’s Breakfast (8-11am) at Club 13 on Trail #102.

Cor PowerSports Cross Country Snowmobile Race

January 24 & 25, 2015
Registration is Fri. 6-8 p.m. & Sat. 7-8 a.m.; parade lap is at 8:30 a.m., racing is 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.?
Birch Island Resort, Bar & Grill, N8221 E. Wilson Flowage Road, Phillips – 715-339-3151
651-387-5880
Website: http://www.corpowersports.com/
Email: todd@corpowersports.com
The races will take place on Wilson Lake at Birch Island Resort in Phillips, brought to you by the grassroots WI cross country snowmobile race series organized by Cor PowerSports. Race classes include Pro, Semi-Pro, Women, Jr., Kids, Team, Vintage, Sprint and Distance. There will be Yamaha racing snowmobiles at the event. Anyone of age is welcome to participate; see the Cor Powersports Rule Book. Admission is free for spectators. There are many vantage points around the lake to watch; please keep 100 feet away from the course. Awards will be announced 1 hour after the last race. This race is being held in conjunction with Phillips Winter Fest.

Phillips Chaparrals Breakfast

January 25, 2015
8 – 11 a.m.
Club 13, 784 N. Lake Ave., Phillips – 715-339-3456
715-339-2851
E-mail:  tew3817@yahoo.com
A hearty breakfast selection to choose from. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Northwoods Hi-Riders Radar Speed Run

January 31, 2015
10 a.m.
Polish Palace/ Sunset Haven Resort, N10555 E. Solberg Lake Road, Phillips – 715-339-3566
715-897-2223/ 715-339-3566
E-mail:  dan.b23@live.com
Two 1,000 ft. tracks, 1 ice & 1 snow; cc classes, antique classes and very entertaining lawn mower class. Food & beverages under the big top. Proceeds will be used for trail maintenance & snowmobile safety classes in Price County. Located on Trail #141 northeast of Phillips. This is a snowmobile club public event. Everyone is welcome to attend.

      February 2015     

Elk River Pioneers Breakfast Buffet

February 1, 2015
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Club 13, 784 N. Lake Ave., Phillips – Trail #102 – 715-339-3456
715-339-4639
E-mail: silvernailj@pctcnet.net
Enjoy a hearty breakfast including pancakes & eggs and support the Elk River Pioneers Snowmobile Club. There will also be raffles and other fundraisers. Proceeds will fund trail maintenance, community events and an annual high school scholarship. This is a snowmobile club public event. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Ice Fishing Rumble

February 7, 2015
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Roll-In Point, W6605 Point Lane, Phillips
715-339-4585
Email: nordland04@pctcnet.net
Fishing tournament is 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Open at 6 a.m. with a breakfast special available. Registration anytime but closes at 10 a.m. the day of the tournament. Prizes for 1st & 2nd place for longest fish in the following categories: walleye, northern, perch, blue gill & crappie; plus door prizes; food & drinks will be available all day; entrance fee is $10 per person each day (100% payback); tickets can be purchased at Roll-In Point Bar & Grill anytime up until 10 a.m. the day of the tournament.  The proceeds from the raffles will be donated to a local non-profit organization. Find them on Facebook.

15th Annual Chili Golf Open

February 7, 2015
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Harbor View Pub & Eatery, 1094 N. Lake Ave., Phillips – 715-339-2626
715-339-4371
Website: www.harborviewonline.com
E-mail:  flambeau.homehealth@marshfieldclinic.org
Golf the 9-hole par 3 course with plowed fairways and greens, or enter a chili cook-off during this benefit for Flambeau Hospice at Harbor View on Long Lake. The $20 registration fee includes 9 holes of golf, a bowl of chili to warm you up after golfing, and other goodies. Cash prizes for golfing and special prizes for most outrageously dressed golfers. Continuous registration from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and golfers can begin as soon as they are registered. Call to reserve specific tee times. “Golf” balls are provided; golfers may bring their own clubs (only one club per golfer) or borrow clubs available on site. A chili cook-off is also part of the event – call for chili cook-off rules and to pre-register to donate a crock pot of chili to be judged; traditional and non-traditional categories. Auction begins at 3 p.m. Raffle drawing is at 4 p.m.  Sponsored by Flambeau Home, Health & Hospice.

Chili Feed

February 7, 2015
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Municipal Building, W4508 High Street, Catawba
715-339-2642
E-mail: koerner2@pctcnet.net
This event is a fund-raiser for the Jump River Valley Historical Society.

21st Annual Candlelight Ski – Hike – Snowshoe

February 7, 2015
6 – 9 p.m.
Flambeau Hills Ski Trail, W1613 Hwy. W, Winter
715-332-5271, ext. 101
Website:  http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/StateForests/flambeauRiver/
E-mail: freemj@dnr.state.wi.us
Annual cross-country skiing at night by candlelight beginning at the Flambeau Hills Trailhead. A 1.8 kilometer loop of trail will be groomed, tracked, and lit with over 600 candles. The trail is for skiers or hikers and winds through the heart of the forest. The trail is wide enough for diagonal striders and skate skiers. Picnic tables and a large barbecue grill will be available near the trailhead for persons who wish to cook out. Large warming fires will also be built and maintained throughout the night. The forest staff promotes this as a casual family-type outing and hopes that families and friends come and spend the evening with them. The candles should provide a luminescent atmosphere for all to enjoy. Starting at 5 p.m. that Saturday, all day-use fees at the trailhead will be waived. The Flambeau Hills Trailhead is located on Cty. Hwy. W 20 miles west of Phillips or 15 miles east of Winter. This event will take place regardless of snow conditions.

Elk River Pioneers Poker Run & Picnic

February 13 & 14, 2015
Poker Run begins Friday; final drawing Sat. 8 p.m. at Birch Island Resort, Bar & Grill, N8221 E. Wilson Flowage Road, Phillips
Picnic begins Sat. 11 a.m. at Russo’s Hill – Trail #80/#12 southwest of Wilson Lake, Phillips
715-339-4639 / 3151
Website: http://www.birchislandresortllc.com
E-mail: silvernailj@pctcnet.net
Ride the snowmobile trails or drive your vehicle to designated locations and collect cards for the best poker hand; register at Birch Island, 3-Mile Corner, Corner Connection or at the Elk River Pioneer Picnic; entries must be turned in by 8 p.m. Saturday at Birch Island Resort, Bar & Grill.  Look for posters at participating area businesses.  Everyone is invited to a picnic lunch starting at 11 a.m. Saturday at Russo’s Hill on Trail #80/#12 southwest of Wilson Lake or off Carpenter Creek Road. Sit around the campfire or in the warming house and enjoy a brat or sandwich & snacks, warm up with some coffee or hot chocolate, or have cold one. This is a snowmobile club public event. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Ice Fishing Jamboree

February 14, 2015
6 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Little Spirit Lake Boat Landing, N9401 State Hwy. 102, Spirit
715-427-3778
Website: www.spiritlakeassoc.org
E-mail: lspirit@newnorth.net
No entry fee, cash prizes; brats, chili and refreshments will be available to the public starting at 11 a.m. in a heated shelter. Raffle tickets – $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00; prizes – 1st – $300, 2nd – $200, 3rd – $100, 4th – $50, 5th – $50; ticket drawing at boat landing at 3:30 p.m.; seven (7) miles east of Rib Lake on State Hwy. 102.

Winter Wine Tasting

February 14, 2015
2-5 p.m.
The 5 Senses, 146 Balsam Street, Phillips
715-339-2777
Website: www.the5senseswi.com
Email: chap@pctcnet.net
You’re invited to this unique specialty shop to sample a variety of wine choices to consider for upcoming special occasions, or to enjoy any time, along with samples of specialty cheeses provided by Cabin Creations and hors d’oeuvre by Lola’s Lunchbox. Find them on Facebook.

Northwoods Hi-Riders Valentine’s Day Dance

February 14, 2015
6 – 10 p.m.
Big Elk Bar & Grill, N10091 Musser Road, Phillips
715-897-2223/ 715-339-6902
E-mail:  dan.b23@live.com
Join the Northwoods Hi-Riders Snowmobile Club and dance the night away while participating in paddle wheel games and raffles; lots of prizes and a chance to win a Remington shotgun. Located on Trail #116 northeast of Phillips. This is a snowmobile club fundraiser and everyone is welcome to attend. All proceeds will go towards trail maintenance and club expenses.

Art Workshop

February 21, 2015
1 – 4 p.m.
Friends of Fred Smith Studio at Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, one mile south of Phillips
715-339-7282
Website: www.friendsoffredsmith.org/index.html
E-mail: fofs@pctcnet.net
Open to all ages. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Class size is limited. Registration required.

Ice Fishing Rumble

February 28, 2015
7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Roll-In Point, W6605 Point Lane, Phillips
715-339-4585
Email: nordland04@pctcnet.net
Fishing tournament is 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Open at 6 a.m. with a breakfast special available. Registration anytime but closes at 10 a.m. the day of the tournament. Prizes for 1st & 2nd place for longest fish in the following categories: walleye, northern, perch, blue gill & crappie; plus door prizes; food & drinks will be available all day; entrance fee is $10 per person each day (100% payback); tickets can be purchased at Roll-In Point Bar & Grill anytime up until 10 a.m. the day of the tournament.  The proceeds from the raffles will be donated to a local non-profit organization. Find them on Facebook.

      March 2015     

Cor PowerSports Cross Country Snowmobile Race

March 2015 – TBA
Registration is Fri. 6-8 p.m. & Sat. 7-8 a.m.; parade lap is at 8:30 a.m., racing is 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.?
Birch Island Resort, Bar & Grill, N8221 E. Wilson Flowage Road, Phillips
651-387-5880 / 715-339-3151
Website: http://www.corpowersports.com/
Email: todd@corpowersports.com
The races will take place on Wilson Lake at Birch Island Resort in Phillips, brought to you by the grassroots WI cross country snowmobile race series organized by Cor PowerSports. The races will be held on a 7-mile course and vary in length from 7 to 50 miles. Race classes include Pro, Semi-Pro, Women, Jr., Kids, Team, Vintage, Sprint and Distance. There will be Yamaha racing snowmobiles at the event. Admission is free for spectators. There are many vantage points around the lake to watch; please keep 100 feet away from the course. Awards will be given out 1 hour after the last race. The Cor PowerSports year-end banquet will be held at Club 13 after the award ceremony.

The Northwoods Players present their Spring Musical

March 2015 – TBA
Fri. & Sat. 7 p.m.; Sun. 2:00 p.m.
High School Auditorium, 990 Flambeau Ave./County Road W, Phillips
715-339-6333
Website: www.northwoodsplayers.com
E-mail: info@northwoodsplayers.com
Each spring a musical is performed by a talented and entertaining local theater group, the Northwoods Players. Come and enjoy this fun and entertaining musical! Purchase tickets online at www.northwoodsplayers.com, via e-mail at tickets@northwoodsplayers.com, or call 715-339-2057.

St. Urho/St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

March 21, 2015
4:30 p.m.
Community Center, N4888 Stadium Road, Corner of Hwys. 8 & D, Brantwood
715- 564-2525 / 2520
Website:  https://sites.google.com/site/knoxheritagecenter/home
Email: mbraski@yahoo.com; cen73683@centurytel.net
This Finnish-American holiday is based on the legend of St. Urho casting the frogs and grasshoppers out of Finland. The celebration includes a traditional meal of corned beef & cabbage plus ham and all the trimmings served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. with music and a program to follow. Homemade multi-grain bread and cardamom braids will be available for purchase. Sponsored by the Knox Creek Heritage Center.

Spring Sport, Home & Craft Show

March 21 & 22, 2015
Sat. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Phillips High School,990 Flambeau Ave./County Road W, Phillips
715-339-4100/888-408-4800
Website: www.phillipswisconsin.net/
E-mail: pacc@pctcnet.net
Admission is free, so come and see the exhibits of vendors and crafters, plus informative seminars, good food, drawings & giveaways. Don’t miss accomplished musky angler, fishing guide & author John Detloff who will be presenting two very different informative musky seminars, Sat. at 1 p.m. & Sun. at 11 a.m. Other booths include outdoor power equipment & rentals, trucks & automobiles, ATVs & UTVs, sporting goods (fishing, hunting, athletics), homes & home improvements (flooring, furniture, appliances), TVs and programming, plus 30 crafters & much more. The show is sponsored by the Phillips Area Chamber of Commerce.

Wild Game Feed

March 28, 2015 
2 p.m. til gone
Birch Island Resort, N8221 E. Wilson Flowage Road, Phillips
715-339-3151
Website: www.birchislandresortllc.com
E-mail: birllc@pctcnet.net
Sample a variety of wild game dishes served buffet style at this fund-raising event, plus try to guess the mystery entrée; raffles, final drawing at 7 p.m. All of the wild game is donated, and proceeds benefit a local non-profit organization.

Ogema Lions Club Pancake Supper

March 28, 2015
4-7 p.m.
Ogema Elementary School, N1844 W. Schoolhouse Road, Ogema
715-767-5836
All-you-can-eat regular pancakes, potato pancakes, sausages, coffee, pure maple syrup, etc. Sponsored by the Ogema Lions Club. Held the last Saturday of March.

      April 2015     

Gun & Knife Show

April 3 & 4, 2015
Fri. 4 – 8 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
Municipal Building, 174 S. Eyder Avenue, Phillips
715-372-4654 / 866-583-9083 (toll free)
E-mail:  raykaa@cheqnet.net
Newest Gun Show in the Phillips area! Admission $5 (good for both days); 100 tables.

Ukrainian Egg Decorating Workshop

April 4, 2015
1 – 4 p.m.
Friends of Fred Smith Studio at Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, one mile south of Phillips
715-339-7282
Website:  http://www.friendsoffredsmith.org/index.html
E-mail:  fofs@pctcnet.net
Create intricate color designs while learning Pysanky, a wax color-resist, Ukrainian art of decorating eggs for Easter with Cathy Mess. Tools and dyes will be provided. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Class size is limited. Registration required.

The Limeliters” presented by Woods & Waters Fine Arts Council

April 27, 2015
7 p.m.
Chequamegon High School, 400 9th St. N., Park Falls
715-762-3145 / 339-3853
Website:  www.woodsandwatersarts.orghttp://www.limeliters.com/
Email: smartfam@pctcnet.net
This trio includes Gaylan, who in addition to guitar and vocals, plays bass and harmonica and has written well over 200 songs; bassist Andy Corwin, who is a performer and songwriter with an offbeat sense of humor and an outrageous repertoire of folk, country and bluegrass music; and Don, a journeyman musician who has played professionally since 1975. This performance is part of a Concert Series, and ticket purchase includes membership and admission to four different concerts.

     May 2015    

Art Workshop

May 2, 2015
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Trunk Show; 1 – 4 p.m. Tucks, Puffs & Other Stuff Workshop
Friends of Fred Smith Studio at Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, one mile south of Phillips
715-339-7282
Website:  http://www.friendsoffredsmith.org/index.html
E-mail:  fofs@pctcnet.net
Fiber artist, quilter, author of three books and former Phillips native Sharon Rotz will open her trunk of art quilts for a morning presentation showcasing ideas for going beyond traditional quilts by adding a variety of details. During the afternoon “Tucks, Puffs & Other Stuff” workshop, students will make samples of several of the three-dimensional accents seen during the morning presentation.  Open to all ages. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Workshop class size is limited. Registration required.  

Kentucky Derby Party

May 2, 2015
4 p.m.
Birch Island Resort, N8221 E. Wilson Flowage Road, Phillips
715-339-3151
Website: www.birchislandresortllc.com
E-mail: birllc@pctcnet.net
Get into the Derby Day spirit and join in the celebration of “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports”. Ladies dress up in derby-style spectator attire complete with big, fancy hats and everyone cheers for their favorite horse, plus enjoy the derby tradition of mint julep and bourbon balls, along with lunch, dinner and dessert specials.

The Concert Series presented by the Woods & Waters Fine Arts Council

May 2015
7 p.m.
Chequamegon High School, 400 9th St. N., Park Falls
715-762-3145 / 339-3853
Website:  www.woodsandwatersarts.orghttp://www.mackbailey.com/
Email: smartfam@pctcnet.net
This warm-voiced folk singer/songwriter from Limelighters will touch your heart and tickle your funny bone. This performance is part of a Concert Series, and ticket purchase includes membership and admission to eight concerts.

POPS Garage Sale Fundraiser

May 7 – 9, 2015
Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
May 14 – 16, 2015
Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Lions Pavilion, 750 South Street, Prentice
715-767-5119
E-mail: celinelofland@hotmail.com
The shelves are restocked daily with new items. Sponsored by Power of Positive Students (POPS).

Heritage Days – Get Hooked on History

May 16, 2015
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friends of Fred Smith Studio at Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, one mile south of Phillips
715-339-7282
Website:  http://www.friendsoffredsmith.org/index.html
E-mail: fofs@pctcnet.net
A look into the past in Price County and all that makes us who we are. Enjoy interactive history stations for the kids, tools and skills used by early European settlements in the area, an authentic Fur Trade Era re-enactor’s camp, ethnic food booths by area churches, stage performances with five (5) hours of continuous traditional music, ethnic dancers & singers, musical instrument makers, storytellers, working blacksmith and demonstrations of many old skills, tools and weapons. Celebrate our northern Wisconsin heritage! Fun for the whole family. FREE admission.

Art Workshop

May 23, 2015
1 – 4 p.m.
Friends of Fred Smith Studio at Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, one mile south of Phillips
715-339-7282
Website:  http://www.friendsoffredsmith.org/index.html
E-mail:  fofs@pctcnet.net
Make your own garden trellis by learning to identify and cut branches of popple, buckthorn or honeysuckle at the park. Sally Punzel will show you how to gather the materials and construct the trellis using the collected items, a hammer and nails. Bring a friend or meet a new one in class as it is best to work in teams. Open to all ages. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Class size is limited. Registration required. 

Plant Swap & Sale

May 23, 2015
1 – 4 p.m.
Friends of Fred Smith Studio at Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, one mile south of Phillips
715-339-7282
Website:  http://www.friendsoffredsmith.org/index.html
E-mail:  fofs@pctcnet.net
Bring your plants to swap or sell during the Garden Trellis Workshop and be sure to check out the selection of plants available at the Friends of Fred Smith Studio all summer long.

Lawn Mower Races

May 24, 2015
1 p.m.
Ball Park, Fifield
715-762-4739/715-661-2432 / 715-617-4411
E-mail: felchffd@plbb.us
Hot laps are at noon; races begin at 1 p.m.; six classes – IMOW, AP, SP, STOCK, BP, and FX; trophies for top five places; 1/6-mile oval track; grandstand seating; concessions will be available. Proceeds go to the Fifield Volunteer Fire Department. Affiliated with the American Racing Mower Association (ARMA) and the Badger State Mower Racing Association (BSMRA).

11th Annual Barn Dance & Silent Auction

May 24, 2015
7 p.m. – Midnight
Darrel & Luann Lind Farm, N1169 German Settlement Road, Spirit – 715-564-3340
715-564-3299
Website:  http://germansettlementhistory.org/
E-mail: gshinc@centurylink.net
Dance in the haymow with music by DJ Eric Gladson ”That 1 Productions”. Free will donation. Gary Edinger will be calling square dancing; free lessons will be offered to beginners. Refreshments of pie, ice cream, coffee and lemonade. Silent auction ends at 10 p.m. There is a handicapped-accessible ramp so everyone can attend. The Yesterday House, Liberty School and Machine Shed will be open to visitors all afternoon until 8 p.m. that evening. To donate items for the silent auction or make a cash donation, call Luann at 715-564-3340. This is a fund-raiser for German Settlement History, Inc. for continued restoration of the Yesterday House, Liberty School and historic artifacts, photos, papers, and books related to the German Settlement.

Girls’ Night Out

May 28, 2015
4-8 p.m.
Participating Phillips Area Businesses
715-339-2777 (The 5 Senses)/ 339-6050 (Homespun)
Website: www.phillipswisconsin.com
Email: chap@pctcnet.net
You’re invited to GET THE GIRLS together and follow the balloons for an evening of shopping, food, drinks and FUN with special offers at 40+ participating Phillips area businesses. Pick up a “passport”, get it stamped at area businesses, then turn it in at your last stop to be entered in the final drawing to be held at Meisters at 8 p.m. including live music.

Farmers Market – Phillips

May 30 into October, 2015
Every Sat. 9 a.m. – noon and mid-July-Sept. every Tues. 3-5:30 p.m.
Corner of Maple & Avon, across from Copps, off Hwy. 13, Phillips
715-339-6516 – Market Manager
Website: www.pricecountywi.net/businesses/shopping/farmers-markets-local-food
Items vary from week to week and depend on time of year and may include early bedding plants, rhubarb, herbs, maple syrup, honey, cranberry products, berries, greens & lettuce, vegetables, perennials & potted plants, apples, onions, garlic, peppers, and more. Local vendors interested in participating can come every Saturday or just one for a small fee. Contact the manager to participate.

     June 2015     

15th Annual Putt Run Motorcycle Fundraiser

June 6, 2015
9 a.m. – Registration begins; Ride begins at 10:30 a.m.
Long John’s Resort, N8925 Long Johns Road, Phillips, 715-332-5576
715-762-0073
E-mail: peterson030@centurytel.net
Join this group for a ride through the scenic Northwoods during springtime bloom along with a 50/50 raffle and drawings for various prizes at each stop. The ride begins at Long John’s Resort with stops to include Jolly Inn (Hawkins), Lisa’s G Spot (Jump River), and ends at Happy Daze (Kennan). All makes of motorcycles and all types of vehicles are welcome. Can’t ride a motorcycle? Drive your car, truck, or whatever. Proceeds go to a local non-profit organization. Come join the ride, make new friends and enjoy the beautiful Northwood’s route. All adults are welcome. This event will be held rain or shine. Proceeds are being donated to Special Olympics.

Farmers Market – Phillips

June into October, 2015
Every Sat. 9 a.m. – noon and mid-July-Sept. every Tues. 3-5:30 p.m.
Corner of Maple & Avon, across from Copps, off Hwy. 13, Phillips
715-339-6516 – Market Manager
Website: www.pricecountywi.net/businesses/shopping/farmers-markets-local-food
Items vary from week to week and depend on time of year and may include early bedding plants, rhubarb, asparagus, herbs, maple syrup, honey, cranberry products, berries, greens & lettuce, vegetables, perennials & potted plants, apples, onions, garlic, peppers, and more. Local vendors interested in participating can come every Saturday or just one for a small fee. Contact the manager to participate.

Free Fishing Weekend

June 6 & 7, 2015
All Day
715-762-3204 / 888-936-7463
Website: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/
All bodies of water are free to fish without a license or stamp(s), including state waters of the Great Lakes and rivers bordering Wisconsin. Size and bag limits still apply. Residents and non-residents of all ages can fish for free both days.

Free ATV/UTV Trail Riding Weekend

June 6 & 7, 2015
All Day 715-762-3204/608-266-2621 / 1-888-WDNRINFo (1-888-936-7463)
Website: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/atv/
All ATV and UTV trails in Wisconsin will be open to riders – no registration or trail pass is required during this one weekend.

Old Town Hall Museum & Greenfield School Opens for the Summer Season

June 6 through September 7, 2015 – Open Saturdays & Sundays, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Labor Day Monday, September 7, 2015 – Open 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
7213 Pine Street, Hwy. 13, Fifield
715-762-2559 / 715-339-3761 / 2415
Website: http://pricecountyhistoricalsociety.org
E-mail:  bekakrb47@gmail.com
The Old Town Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It houses artifacts 1879 thru 1930s including logging and household items. The historic, one-room Greenfield School serves as a repository for Price County rural school history. There is no admission charge. Tours are also available by appointment. The museum and school are overseen by the Price County Historical Society.

Summer Art Workshop

June 11, 2015
1 – 4 p.m.
Friends of Fred Smith Studio at Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, one mile south of Phillips
715-339-7282
Website:  http://www.friendsoffredsmith.org/index.html
E-mail: fofs@pctcnet.net
Free and open to all ages. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Class size is limited. Registration required.

Thursday Evening Paddle Outings presented by The Crazy Loon

June 11, 2015
6 p.m.
TBA – check website or call
715-339-6254
Website: www.thecrazyloon.com/thursday-evening-paddle/
E-mail: info@thecrazyloon.com
Join the staff and friends of The Crazy Loon for an easy out and back paddle on Thursday evenings. Meet at an area waterway for a 1-1/2 to 2 hour leisurely paddle, depending on the weather.

2nd Annual Gun / Sportsman Show & Craft / Flea Market

June 12 & 13, 2015
Friday 4 – 9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Price County Fairgrounds, County Hwy. H / N9130 Forest Lane, Phillips
715-339-6079 / 965-2532
Website:  http://www.pricecountyfair.com
E-mail:  gunshow@pricecountyfair.com
You will find a little bit of everything and something for everyone at this show including hunting, fishing, trapping, firearms, and other sportsman related items plus arts, crafts, and much more.

15th Annual All Schools Reunion

June 13, 2015
Noon – 3 p.m.
Municipal Building, W4508 High Street, Catawba
715-339-2642
E-mail: koerner2@pctcnet.net
This is a social event with an historic twist. All students of the 12 southwestern Price County rural schools are invited to a potluck meal followed by an informal program plus displays, speakers and sharing of memories. The event is sponsored by the Jump River Valley Historical Society.

48th Annual Catawba/Kennan Lumberman’s Day

June 13 & 14, 2015
Sat. 8 a.m.-midnight; Sun. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Catawba & Kennan Parks
715-474-6626
Fun Run Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/673435189360475/;
Registration Form:  https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7TbH0fM5bOyWW5JVFk3RnlSRVU/edit?pli=1
E-mail: parpart_kathy@hotmail.com; jokrell@centurytel.net
Saturday at Kennan Memorial Park – 4k fun run/walk starting at 9 a.m. (registration 8-8:45 a.m.), bean bag tournament noon, American Legion Cash Bingo 1:30, Mini Rod pull 3 p.m., and music from 6 p.m.–midnight. Sunday at Catawba – New Hope Church service 9 a.m., parade 10:30 a.m. followed by horseshoe tournament at noon, live music noon – 4 p.m., logging contests start at 1:30 p.m., Penny scramble 1:30, volleyball tournament, concessions, BBQ chicken, Queen Coronation and raffle drawing 4 p.m.

Jump River Valley Historical Museum Opens For the Summer Season

June 13 & 14 through August 22, 2015
10 a.m.-3 p.m., 2nd & 4th Saturdays
Catawba Town Hall, W9224 Hwy. 8, Catawba
715-339-2642
Website: http://pricecountyhistoricalsociety.org
E-mail: koerner2@pctcnet.net
The museum displays a variety of town & logging displays & artifacts covering the period between 1890-1940. Permanent exhibits explore the history of lumbering in the area, farming, rural schooling, and homemaking. Tours are also available by appointment.

The 5 Senses Anniversary Week Celebration

June 15-20, 2015
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The 5 Senses, 146 Balsam Street, Phillips 715-339-2777
Website: www.the5senseswi.com; www.facebook.com/pages/The-5-Senses-Phillips-WI/105026099531926
Email: chap@pctcnet.net
You’re invited to a week long celebration of the senses with daily discounts Monday through Friday and wine & food tasting throughout the day Saturday; plus all customers will receive a special gift and can enter a drawing for a Le Creuset gift basket! Stop in and check out all the new items at this unique specialty shop.  Find them on Facebook.

Farmers Market – Park Falls

Early-June thru September, 2015
Every Wednesday 2:00 – 5:15 p.m.
Tourism Park, at the corner of Sherry Avenue & Linden Street, Park Falls
715-762-2792 – Market Manager
Website: www.pricecountywi.net/businesses/shopping/farmers-markets-local-food
Email:  parkfallsfarmersmarket@gmail.com
Items vary each week depending on what fruits and vegetables are in season. Quest cards/Food Stamps can be used for food purchases at the market and “Market Dollars” are accepted by all vendors. They are available for purchase at the market and are a great idea for gift giving or incentives. New vendors at the market are always welcome – contact the Market Manager.

32nd Annual Czech-Slovak Community Festival  -  Vítáme Vás (We Welcome You)

June 19-21, 2015
Fri. 7 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Fri.-First Baptist Church, Phillips/Sat. & Sun.-High School, 990 Flambeau Avenue, Phillips
715-339-4100 / 888-408-4800
Website: www.czech-slovak-festival.comwww.facebook.com/PhillipsCzechFest
Website-Tour de Kolacky Bike Ride:  http://www.thecrazyloon.com/tour-de-kolacky/
E-mail: wdkm@aol.com
Friday – Lidice Memorial Service, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church; Saturday & Sunday– Activities include an arts & crafts fair, Czech-Slovak cuisine, bakery booths & state kolacky baking contest, 2nd annual Tour de Kolacky bike ride 8-10 a.m.,  pork & sauerkraut dinner Sun. at 11 a.m., kolacky eating contest, cultural exhibits, Czech-Slovak singers, demonstrations, vendors, kids’ activities, state queen pageant, live music/dancing, antique machinery display; Saturday - Polka Mass- 4:30 p.m. at St. Therese; Queen’s Dinner- 5:45 p.m. Club 13; Old World Beer Garden & live music 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall;Black Cow Ice Cream Social 7 p.m. at A&W; Teen Dance 7 p.m. at The Meadows; and an Ecumenical Polka Service Sunday 9 a.m. at St. John’s.

5th Annual Phillips Chain of Lakes Association Chicken Dinner Fundraiser

June 21, 2015
1-3 p.m.
Birch Island Resort, Bar & Grill, N8221 E. Wilson Flowage Road, Phillips – 715-339-3151
715-339-2445 / 4472
Website:  http://phillipschain.org; www.birchislandresortllc.com
E-mail:  pluemercrew@pctcnet.netbirllc@pctcnet.net
Enjoy a beautiful Sunday afternoon with a bountiful Chicken Dinner and all the trimmings, plus door prizes. Bring your friends, neighbors and others concerned with the waters of the Phillips Chain of Lakes. Enjoy our games, including “Ice Fishing” in June, for a chance to win great prizes. This dinner is a great time to learn about the weed concerns in our lakes (Duroy, Elk, Long and Wilson) and talk about the issues in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. All proceeds from this dinner will be used to help fund the spring test treatment for Eurasian Water Milfoil in the Phillips Chain of Lakes. WCQM will be broadcasting live from the event and will have prize drawings for those in attendance.

Thursday Evening Paddle Outings presented by The Crazy Loon

June 25, 2015
6 p.m.
Harbor View Pub & Eatery, Phillips - on Long Lake (check website or call to confirm)
715-339-6254
Website: www.thecrazyloon.com/thursday-evening-paddle/
E-mail: info@thecrazyloon.com
Join the staff and friends of The Crazy Loon for an easy out and back paddle on Thursday evenings. Meet at an area waterway for a 1-1/2 to 2 hour leisurely paddle, depending on the weather.

Midsummer Celebration

June 27, 2015
4 p.m.
Knox Creek Heritage Center, W4517 West Knox Road, Brantwood
715-564-2520 / 2525
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/knoxheritagecenter/home
E-mail: mbraski@yahoo.comcen73683@centurytel.net
Commemorate traditional Scandinavian summer celebrations of the longer summer days with exhibits, maypole, bread sale, silent auction, music, bonfire, and a dinner of traditional Scandinavian foods at 6 p.m. including Swedish meatballs, new potatoes, veggies, herring, and cheese and fruit for dessert.

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