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STILL MISSING! TWO Beautiful German Shepherd Dogs! ZOE is seven years old and SASHA is a puppy that's six months old. Very friendly dogs. They are both house dogs. ZOE doesn't have her collar on. SASHA has a teal colored collar on. They live at N-4315 Pine Road in Birnamwood. South of Mud Lake. If you  have seen them or heard of them PLEASE, PLEASE call 715.297.3019, my name is Ray or call 715.297.3018 for my wife Jenny. We miss them dearly. Please DO NOT try to chase or call their name. Please continue to look! Thank you!
Kirk Performs at Campanile           August 26            Minocqua                                                                          Live, from New York, it's...Kirk Bangstad! Kirk will be bringing his talents to the stage at Campanile Center for the Arts on Tuesday, August 26, at 7pm. Raised just down the road in Stevens Point, Kirk Bangstad is a professional operatic tenor based in New York City. No advance sales; just come to the door. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Half of the evening's proceeds will be donated the Lung Cancer Research Fund. Campanile Center for the Arts is located one block west of southbound Hwy. 51 on Milwaukee St. in downtown Minocqua. For more information, go to or call 715-356-9700.

Community Blood Drive           August 27      Wausau                                                                                                Christ Lutheran Chuch is having a Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, August 27 from 3:30-6pm. Please call the church office at 715-848-2040 for an appointment. Walk-ins welcome. Christ Lutheran Church is located at 1300 Townline Road in Wausau.

Marathon City Fun Days            August 29-Sept. 1        Marathon                                                                      Get ready for fun and more fun at Marathon City FUN DAYS! August 29, 30, 31 and September 1. FREE admission. Enjoy Carnival, Children's 1K Fun Run, 5&10K Fun Run, Music, Fireworks, Rides, Bands, Games, Fire Station, Chicken Dinner and more!
The Garms Family Performs      August 30             Marshfield                                                                                 The Garms Family is passionate about the Gospel of Jesus and loves to share the message. You're invited to enjoy their smiles, gospel music and the message of Jesus Christ on Saturday, August 30 at 5pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 604 S. Chestnut Avenue in Marshfield. for more information about The Garms Family, visit

Boulder Junction FREE Fishing Seminars                                                                                                     Fishing Guides are ready to share some of their best fishing secrets with you at the free fishing seminar this season. All seminars are free to the public. No reservations are necessary, just come and enjoy! For more information visit or call 715-385-2400.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sunday, August 31 – Fall Musky Fishing by Bobby Orr's Guide Service & Erv Keller Guide Service at the Acorn  Lodge

Irish Fest 2014           September 6          Weston                                                                                                      Join us on Saturday, September 6th for the second annual Irish Fest! Bike Ride begins at 10am! Music begins at 5pm with musical workshops, session dancers and more! Enjoy food, drink and fun! Admission is FREE! Proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Club. The event takes place in the Basil Parking Lot, 2106 Schofield Avenue in Weston. For more infomation visit  See you there!

Airport Day          September 6             Merrill Airport                                                                                           Join us on Saturday September 6 from 8am-4pm for our Airport Day. There will be many aircraft on display and in flight. The 8th annual flea market can be viewed, food provided by Relay for Life and Merrill Lions. Airplane rides are available. Skydivers throughout the day. See the new NTC Public Safety Center of Excellence. Attend the open house and see Emergency Demonstrations. Free parking and no admission charges.

Youth Soccer Challenge           Sept. 6                Stevens Point                                                                                 The Youth Soccer Challenge takes place on September 6th in Stevens Point. Knights of Columbus Council 1170 sponsors youth soccer challenge for all boys and girls ages 9-14. No cost for eligible youths. Prizes for Boys and Girls in age groups 9-11 and 12-14. Call 715-340-8725 for registration form or register on-site. 9 am Saturday, September 6th at PCYS Soccer Complex.

46th Annual Wausau Fall Gun Show                     Sept. 12 & 13                   Wausau                                        The 46th Annual Wausau Fall Gun Show takes place on Friday, September 12th from 3-8pm and on Saturday, September 13th from 9am-5pm at Marathon County Park, East Gate Hall, Garfield Avenue in Wausau. Admission: $5. Youth under 12 FREE with Adult.

Colorama Arts & Crafts Fair                       Sept. 13                  Boulder Junction                                                   Saturday, September 13 from 9am to 3pm is the 22nd Annual Colorama Arts & Crafts Fair held at the Boulder Junction Community Center. Join us for our annual indoor and outdoor arts and crafts show and farmers market including lots of fall decor. Coffee and pastries will available in the morning and our ever-popular venison BBQ sandwiches will be served for lunch. Plan to visit the arts and crafts show along with our area shops and galleries. Contact the Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce for information on both Colorama events at 715-385-2400 for more information.

Out of the Darkness Walk          Sept. 13            Marathon Park-Wausau                                                          The 4th Annual Out of the Darkness Walk for for suicide prevention and mental health awareness takes place on Saturday, September 13 at Marathon Park in Wausau. Registration begins at 9am. Walk begins at 10am. (twice around the park) For more information and to register please go to 

Walk For Hope           Sept. 13              Stevens Point                                                                                             The 9th Annual Walk for Hope 5k walk for suicide prevention and mental health awareness in Portage County takes place on Saturday, September 13 from 8am-11:30am at Pfiffner Pioneer Park Band Shell, Crosby Avenue in Stevens Point. For more information contact Michelle Nelson at 715-346-5645 or visit

Cranberry Century Bike Tour          September 14         Marshfield                                                                    Join us on Sunday, September 14th for the Marshfield Cranberry Century Bike Tour and join the Ronald McDonald House in supporting children and families affected by illness. For $25, all riders get a t-shirt, lunch and refreshments. Pre-register at RHMC-Marshfield on Tour day. For more information visit See you there!

St. Mary's Chicken Dinner             Sept. 21             Marathon                                                                              St. Mary's Chicken Dinner, Country Store takes place on Sunday, September 21st at St. Mary's School, 716 Market St. in Marathon. Enjoy delicious Chicken dinner with all the trimmings, homemade pies! Adults: $9. Students $6. Preschool: Free! Carry-outs available. Serving from 11am to 1pm.

State Art Exhibit             Now-Sept. 27                 Wausau                                                                                   The Center for the Visual Arts will host the Wisconsin Regional Artists Association(WRAA) State Art Exhibit in the Caroline S. Mark Gallery now thru September 27, 2014. The exhibit features over 160 State Award winning artists who exhibited with their local Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) chapters held throughout the state of Wisconsin. The CVA annually hosts the local Wausau WRAP exhibit in the Loft Gallery. Artists who exhibited in the 2013 WRAP exhibit and received state awards are a part of this current exhibit. The Wisconsin Regional Artists Association State Art Exhibit will also be featured in the Loft Gallery and Transitions Gallery. The CVA is an arts nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging people in the visual arts and adding to the livability of the Wausau regional community. Most artwork in the Main Gallery and Loft Gallery is for sale. All proceeds sustain the operations of the CVA, so come show your support in our effort to provide the community with exceptional events an year-round art experiences.

Rummage-A-Rama & Bake Sale          Sept. 27     Weyauwega                                                                                 The Weyauwega & Area  Fall Citywide Rummage-A-Rama & Bake Sale takes place on Saturday, September 27 from 8am to 3pm. Sign up-$10. For more information call Eunice at 715.867.3220.

ExporTech                        Sept.17/Oct.13/Nov.18                   Menomonie                                                  ExporTech An Export Acceleration System for Achieving Profitable Growth Dates are: September 17, October 13, November 18 from 8am-5pm at the University of Wisconsin-Stout Menomonie. ExporTech was designed specifically for manufacturers that need innovative ways to grow, and see international sales as part of the answer. The program provides executive leaders with a systematic approach for entering or expanding in global markets. For more information contact Joni Geroux at 715-232-5270, Register at:

2014 FOOD PRESERVATION SERIES                  Now – Oct. 2            Wausau                                                The Marathon County UW-Extension will offer five programs this year on Food Preservation; Intro to Canning and Food Preservation; Jams and Jellies; Pickling Vegetables; Canning Tomato Products; and Canning Meats, Poultry and Fish. This program series will be offered on five dates and interested participants can sign up for as many sessions as you desire. Intro to Canning and Food Preservation will be offered on Wednesday May 28th from 6-8:00pm. The Jams and Jellies program will be offered on Wednesday, June 18 from 6-8:30 pm. Pickling Vegetables program will be offered on Wednesday, July 16 from 6-8:30 pm. We will be making Dilly Beans. This boiling water canner method preserving green beans is a quick, fun food preservation method. This program will be offered on Wednesday, July 21 from 6-8:30 pm. Canning Tomato Products will be offered on Tuesday, August 6 from 6-8:30 pm. Canning Meats, Poultry and Fish will be offered on Thursday, October 2nd from 6-8:30 pm.Pre-registration is required and each program is limited to 25 participants per session. The fee for each program is $10 per program. To register send payment of $10 to Food Preservation Series, Marathon County UW-Extension, 212 River Dr, Ste 3, Wausau WI 54403. Pre-registration is required two weeks before each program. No confirmation will be sent; fee non-refundable, however, another person can take your place.

12th Annual OKTOBERFEST          Oct. 3-4-5            Athens                                                                                 Get ready for the 12th Annual Berlin-Hamburg Lions OKTOBERFEST! Friday-Saturday-Sunday! October 3-4&5 at Berlin Center, 11248 Berlin Lane in Athens. (Intersection of Naugart Drive & Berlin Lane) Enjoy food, beverages, dancing on wooden floor, fun and more in large heated tent! Admission to the event is included with the purchase of a raffle ticket or $2/day at the door. See ya there!

35th Annual Cranberry Fest           October 4th & 5th         Eagle River                                                                  The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center invites you to join us for the celebration of the 35th Annual Cranberry Fest - a fun filled family event for all ages with lots of activities to enjoy. Festival Grounds are open from 9am – 4pm on Saturday, October 4th and 9am – 3pm on Sunday, October 5th. A free shuttle bus will be available on Saturday from 9am to 5pm to take you throughout Eagle River to all the different activities.

Cranberry Marsh and Winery Tours Available – Reserve your spot now. Join us for a tour of a cranberry marsh and the Three Lakes Winery - famous for their Cranberry Wines. Reservations are requested and tours leave from the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center located at 201 N. Railroad St. in Eagle River starting Thursday, October 2nd through Sunday, October 5th. Tours are $8for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Children 3 and under are Free if they sit on an adult's lap. To learn more about scheduled tour times and to make your reservation and for a complete schedule for Cranberry Fest activities, call the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center at 1-800-359-6315 or 1-715-479-6400.

CVA Art of Wine Fundraiser                     October 11                            Wausau                                              Mark your calendars for The Art of Wine CVA fundraiser! Saturday, October 11 from 6-9pm at the Center for the Visual Arts, Downtown Wausau. The evening features great wines, great food, great music, and great people! Plan to mingle with your friends and treat your palate to a festival of wines paired with hors d'oeuvres created by Urban Street Bistro. Tickets are one for $55, two for $100 and $65 at the door. You can purchase your tickets today! Call 715-842-4545. The Center for the Visual Arts is located at 427 N. 4th Street, Wausau.

Humane Society of Portage County FUR BALL           Oct. 17           Stevens Point                                             Join us for the Humane Society of Portage County annual fund raising event. The “FUR BALL” is a family fun event that is free and open to the public. The event takes place on Friday, October 17 from 6pm-10pm at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center in Stevens Point. Please come on out and help support our wonderful furry friends! See you there!

Wausau & Marathon County Parks, Recreation & Forestry Dept. On-Line Registrations
The Wausau and Marathon County Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department is now offering on-line registration for camping, shelter reservations and tennis or swimming lessons. For more information visit;arks.asp or call the Park Department at 715.261.1550.

City of Merrill MPD 2014 K9 Challenge Coins Now Available!
Challenge coins will be given for individual donations of $20 or more. All proceeds will be used to support the Merrill PD K9program. The Merrill PD K9 solely is soley funded through donations and community support. Donations can be made at the MPD front desk during normal business hours. MPD is located at 1004 East First Street in Merrill. For more information call 715.536.2311.

CW Children's Museum Calendar of Events!          Stevens Point                                                                      Looking for some fun! Check out Central Wisconsin Children's Museum Event Calendar!
Visit or call 715-344-2003. Located at 1100 Main Street in Stevens Point! Happy Summer!

UWSP Arts & Culture Outreach Programs      Stevens Point                                                                                    May-Clutter Busting Made Easy Summer -Relaxation and Renewal/Brain Gym 101/  Camp COFAC/  Point Tap Festival. Travel Opportunities-British Mystery Writers:Cornwall, CrimeFest (May 2014)Cycling in Mallorca, Spain (April 2014)Cycling in Italy (September 2014) New York Theatre Trip. (Fall 2014).For more information call UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education at 715-346-3838/800-898-9472.

A hangout place for the physically handicapped and Elderly to congregate, play cards and games, watch TV, and see movies every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through May 6, 2015. A hangout place is located at 215 Thomas Street in Wausau- Elder Sanctuary Tower and Hall Building (old church) It is handicapped accessible in back parking lot. For more information contact Kevin WEB LINK

Please Stay Alert! School's Out! Please help keep children safe! Be extra careful when driving at or near schools or playgrounds.

Help Homeless Animals! Support Your Local Animal Shelter
Your contribution to the Humane Societies across the area are tax deductible and are of tremendous help! You can help keep your pets safe by following the tips for cold weather protection, traveling with pets and safety issues, a well as behavior guidance, go to and click the Dog Tips link.

Northwoods Wildlife Center in Minocqua
You can help our animal friends with any of these items off the Northwoods Wildlife Center's Wish List. Items include: sheets, blankets, towels, paper towels, worms or night crawlers, fresh whole fish, dry dog food, Gas, cards, postage stamps, cleanser w/bleach and more! For more information, please call 715.356.7400 or email: The NORTHWOODS WILDLIFE CENTER Working For A Better Future For Wildlife, Through Rehabilitation And Education or visit them online at

Wisconsin First Breath Program Information                                                                                                          Currently, at least 13 percent of women in Wisconsin smoke during pregnancy--that's higher than the national average of 9 percent. Smoking while pregnant can lead to a host of complications, such as miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth, low birth-weight, birth defects and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Wisconsin's First Breath Program provides quit-smoking counseling to expectant mothers. In addition, Badger Care Plus members who are pregnant and smoke may be eligible to participate in Striving to Quit. Striving to Quit is a study that offers many of the benefits of the First Breath Program, with two additional benefits: participants may be eligible for cash incentives for quitting smoking, plus up to a year of post-partum quit support. For more information on First Breath, visit / For more information on the Striving to Quit study, visit:   For additional resources on smoking and tobacco use, visit

Anyone in the U.S. can call the National Tobacco Quit line at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or go on line to  

The Marathon County UW-Extension website  has wonderful horticulture resources – including publications that can be printed, other gardening resources, educational programs and events that are open to the public. 

Wheels To Work NEEDS DONATIONS!                                                                                                                      Is getting to work a problem? The Wisconsin Employment Transportation Assistance Program can help get you there with WHEELS TO WORK! Right now, they're in need of donated vehicles! People donating their vehicle will receive a 1098-c Form and can be used for a tax deduction while helping qualified clients get reliable and affordable transportation to and from work for family sustaining employment and independence. To donate your vehicle and to find out more about the program, call 715.261.8719 or visit

Inside ARTSblock      Grand Theater, Downtown Wausau
Get your show tickets today by calling 715.842.0988/888.239.0421 or

Central For The Visual ARTS Downtown Wausau                                                                                                    CVA Center For The Visual Arts and is located at 427 N. 4th Street in Downtown Wausau. Visit for upcoming Exhibits and more!

Scarabocchio Art Museum                         Downton Stevens Point                                                                        The Scarabocchio Art Museum is located at 800 Main Street in Stevens Point. Visit Scarab Exhibits and more!

Edna Carlsten Art Gallery in the Noel Fine Arts Center     Stevens Point   For Exhibition schedule and Gallery hours visit or for tours call 715.346.4797.  Gallery Exhibitions are Free and Open to the public.

Spanish Speaking AA Meetings      Every Monday           Wausau
The Spanish speaking AA meetings will take place every Monday night, 7-8:30pm in the DeSantis Room (RM 1432) at North Central Health Care, 1100 Lakeview Drive in Wausau. For more information, call 715.848.4600.

WIHFC (Wisconsin Health Freedom Coalition) Monthly Meeting
4th Wed. of every Month           Wausau

WIHFC (Wisconsin Health Freedom Coalition) will present a FREE 1-hour informational meeting the 4th Wednesday of every month at 7pm at the Wausau Legion Hall, 1001 Golf Club Rd. in Wausau. The WIHFC protects freedom of speech and freedom for Natural Health Choice. The Spirit of Safe Harbor Exemption Bill is to give Wisconsin consumers freedom of choice in healthcare by protecting natural health providers from unwarranted prosecution. Go to to learn more. For more information call 715-432-6402 or 920-712-4716

Parents Supporting Parents   Second Tuesday of Every Month         Wausau
A monthly gathering for parents who are concerned about their child's use of drugs or alcohol meets every second Tuesday of every month at 6pm at the Wausau Family Resource Center, 705 S. 24th Avenue in Wausau. For more informal call 715.297.2178.

Wausau's Celiac Support for Adults and Children
Group meets on the first Monday of each month at 6:30pm at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau. For more information, contact Jennifer at 715.298.4060 or email: Check we, website site for updates on the group and activities at

Help Homeless Animals! Support Your Local Animal Shelter
Your contribution to the Humane Societies across the area are tax deductible and are of tremendous help! You can help keep your pets safe by following the tips for cold weather protection, traveling with pets and safety issues, a well as behavior guidance, go to and click the Dog Tips link.

Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization not a government agency and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit

It's easier than ever for millions of Americans to find volunteer opportunities in their local communities across five key areas of service: Wellness, Community, Health, Financial Security, Environmental Conservation, and Support for Military Families. Just log on to The web site features calendars of events, maps, digital tool kits and uses the power of social networking vehicles like Facebook, making it simple for individuals not only to volunteer, but to recruit friends to join them. Check it out today!

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