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May 2015 Wisconsin Events and Activities
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1, 2 POPS Garage Sale Fundraiser Prentice Lions Pavilion (730 South Street), 7 a.m.–5 p.m. Proceeds benefit Power of Positive Students (POPS). or 715/767-5119.

1–3 Fish-N-Fun Montello Downtown and at the Park. Carnival, crafts, food, music, tagged fish contest.

2 Spring Jewelry Trunk Show Phillips The 5 Senses (146 Balsam Street), 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Showcasing the latest jewelry designs from Petite Ginger Snaps and Nugz. or 715/339-2777.

2 Kentucky Derby Party Phillips. Birch Island Resort, 4 p.m. Dress up in your best derby-style spectator attire and enjoy “the most exciting two minutes in sports”. Lunch, dinner, and dessert specials. or 715/339/3151.

2 Half Marathon & 5K Race Prairie du Chien St. Feriole Island, race begins 7:30 a.m. Open to runners and walkers. Medals awarded. 608/412-0156 or

2 Quilt Show and Salad Luncheon—Holcombe. United Methodist Church, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. County Road M West off of Route 27.

2 Spaghetti Dinner & Raffle Benefit Oxford Parker Lake Lodge, 4 p.m.–7 p.m. Benefit for Milfoil Control open to all. Parker Lake Association Facebook or

2 Clifton Sportsman’s Club Pancake Breakfast Clifton. Clifton Park Shelter, 7 a.m.–11 a.m. Adults $5.00, children 12 and under $3.00. 608/427-6680.

2, 3 Tractor & Equipment Show Boscobel Khronshage Park. 608/739-4050.

2, 3 Indianhead Firearms Assn. Area Gun Show Chippewa Falls Northern WI State Fair Grounds – Bldg. C, Sat. 8 a.m. –5 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Buy, sell, and trade. Admission $5.00. 715/289-5333 (Al Burish).

3 Cancer Benefit Boaz Boaz Community Center, 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Lunch, auction, bake sale, raffle, and fairy garden workshop. 608/375-2206.

3 Charcoal Chicken Dinner—Greenwood. Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Dine in or drive thru available. $8 half chicken, $6 quarter chicken. 715/267-6142.

3 Howl & Meow Richland Center Community Center, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Fun-filled fundraiser for the Ocooch Mountain Human Society with mascot contest, scavenger hunt, and more.

3 Spring Art Show “Artists’ Free Play: III” Wittenberg WOWSPACE, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Free. 715/253-3525 or

7 Food & Wine Tasting—Spooner. Spooner Golf Club, 5 p.m.–8 pm. Portion of proceeds benefit the Shell Lake Arts Center. Enjoy local food, wine, beer, live entertainment, raffle, and auctions. $20 per person. Information/registration

7–9 POPS Garage Sale Fundraiser—Prentice. Lions Pavilion (730 South Street), 7 a.m.–5 p.m. Proceeds benefit PHS National Honor Society. or 715/767-5119.

7–10 Fur Trade Era Living History Event Chippewa Falls Allen Park. Camps, food, games, and performers. 715/726-2376 or

8 Leadercast Scholarships Simulcast—Beaver Dam. Old Hickory Golf Club, 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Open to public, including students. $90 admission includes lunch/break refreshments. Hosted by Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce. or 920/887-8879.

8 The Brave Ones - Leadercast —Beaver Dam. Old Hickory Golf Club, 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. This year’s theme challenges what it means to lead. $90 admission includes snacks, lunch buffet, and program materials. Hosted by Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce. or 920/887-8879.

8, 9 Area-Wide Garage Sales Chili. Maps and food available, Fri. 7 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat. 7 a.m.–4 p.m. 715/683-2865.

8, 9 Church Yard Sale—Wittenberg. Wittenberg Community Bible Church, Fri. 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sat. 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Proceeds help send kids to church camp. 715/881-0148.

8, 9 Gun & Knife Show Phillips Municipal Building, Fri. 4 p.m.–8 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Admission $5.00. or 715/372-4654.

8, 9 “The Mousetrap” – A murder-mystery play by Agatha Christie Columbus Columbus High School, 7:30p.m. Tickets $10. Produced by Columbus Redbud Players. For information/reservations email

9 International Migratory Bird Day Celebration Perkinstown Winter Sports Area, 6 a.m.–5 p.m. Bird and wildflower walks, bus tour of birding sites, educational displays and activities. 715/785-7614. Dana – they asked pretty please to be in the printed calendar. J

9 Sportsmen’s Swap Meet Colfax. Fairground, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Hunting, fishing, and other outdoor sports items. Admission is free. Vendors wanted. 715/879-5509.

9 Breakfast in a Victorian Kitchen—Prairie du Chien. Villa Louis Historic Site, 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Hands-on cooking workshop for adults. Reservations required. 608/326-2721.

9 St. Bernard/St. Hedwig Spring Fling—Thorp. Quonset Hall, 1 p.m.–11:30 p.m. Proceeds support St. Bernard/St. Hedwig. Kids games, bucket raffle, food/drink, music, and more. 920/265-7187.

9 Hyde Blacksmith Shop Open House Hyde Hyde Blacksmith Shop, 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Located off Hwy 14 on H. Family friendly day with history of Hyde, WI, wagon rides, old tractors, and more. 608/924-6564.

9 Plant Sale—Prairie du Chien. St. Feriole Island Memorial Gardens, 8 a.m.–noon. Proceeds go towards the gardens. 608/326-8602.

9 International Migratory Bird Day Prairie du Chien and Marquette IA. LaRiviere Park, before 8 a.m. and Effigy Mounds National Monument, 10 a.m. 608/326-2718 or 563/873-3491 Ext. 202.

9 Grant County Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale—Lancaster. Lancaster Fairgrounds, 8 a.m.–Noon. 608/348-8154.

9 Native Plant Sale—Fall Creek. Beaver Creek Reserve, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. S. 1 Cty. Hwy K. 715/877-2212.

9 Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Trail Dedication—Prentice. Southern Price Co. VFW Post 8491, 2 p.m. 715/428-2143.

9, 10 Mother’s Day Flea Market and Craft Show—Hatfield. 608/989-2275.

9, 10 1st Annual Mother’s Day Weekend Vendor/Craft Show Phillips Price County Fairgrounds, Sat. 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Admission is $1.00 or a non-perishable food item. or 715/762-1582.

9, 10 Ridge & Valley Little Britches Rodeo Gays Mills.. Crawford County Fairgrounds, 11 a.m. each day. Events include Mutton Bust’n and Ranch Rodeo. 608/606-3466 (Terri).

10 Mother’s Day Brunch­—Stetsonville. Centennial Community Center, 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

10 Mother’s Day Polka Dance—Unity. Spring Lake Campground, 12:30 p.m. Featuring Hayes Boys & Tom Kniess Orchestras. 715/302-0413.

14 Spaghetti Supper—Fennimore. Legion Annex, 4:30–7 p.m.

14–16 Art & Craft Supply Sale Menomonie ACT’s School of Arts (107 Wilson Court), 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 715/639-2403.

14–16 City-Wide Garage and Sidewalk Sales—Fennimore. Thurs. & Fri. 7 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat. 7 a.m.–noon. 608/822-3599 or

15 Thrift Sales—Thorp. Fri. 7 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Maps and detailed description pages available at 715/669-7458.

15, 16 “The Mousetrap” – A murder-mystery play by Agatha Christie —Columbus. Columbus High School, 7:30p.m. Tickets $10. Produced by Columbus Redbud Players. For information/reservations email

15–17 Armed Forces Weekend Montello Wilderness Campground. Free camping to past and present members of the Armed Forces. Call ahead for reservations.

15–30 Beginner Glassblowing Classes—Brule. Sign-ups available for mid-June classes. 715/372-4160 or

16 Armed Forces Day Open House Fort McCoy Fort McCoy, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Honor the service of military personnel from all service branches. Family-oriented event is free and open to the public. Enter via Gate 15 off Hwy. 21 between Sparta and Tomah. Adults need photo ID. 608/388-2407.

16 Plant and Bake Sale—Holmen. Lewis Valley Lutheran Church, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Cinnamon rolls and lunch, raffles, crafts. 608/769-1509.

16 Helicopter and Military Vehicle Expo Neillsville The Highground (W7031 Ridge Rd.), 10 a.m.–4 p.m. UH-1 Vietnam Era helicopter and military vehicles of all eras. Free admission, family-friendly. 715/743-4224 or

16 Open House and Garden Art Auction Clinton. Community Historical Society, 1–4 p.m. Tour the house and grounds. Coffee, snacks, and Culvers Custard will be available for a donation. Drawing for a quilt, 4 p.m.

16 Heritage Days: Get Hooked on History Phillips. Friends of Fred Smith Studio at Wisconsin Concrete Park, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Interactive history stations for kids, tools and skills used by early European settlements, Fur Trade Era re-enactor’s camp, ethnic food, stage performances, more. 715/339-7282 or

16 Wood County Master Gardener’s Plant Sale—Wisconsin Rapids. Witter Field Shelter House, 9 a.m.–Noon. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer any questions you have about plants. Free refreshments and treats while you browse. 715/325.2075.

16 Beginning Beekeeping Class Apple River, Ill. Apple Creek Apiaries, 2 p.m. Course costs $140; advanced enrollment necessity. 815/594-2306

16 WCMGC Plant Sale—Wisconsin Rapids. Witter Warming House, 9 a.m.–Noon. Proceeds benefit Wood County Master Gardeners community projects. 608/333-1504.

16 Run to the Rescue Edgerton Thresherman’s Park, 8:30 a.m. This fundraiser for the Friends of Noah animal rescue group consists of a 5k and 10k run, a one mile walk, and a Kid’s Fun Run. Register at

16 Sons of Norway Frokost—Westby. Westby Methodist Church, 7 a.m.–10am. Norwegian breakfast, everyone welcome.

17 “The Mousetrap” – A murder-mystery play by Agatha Christie —Columbus. Columbus High School, 2 p.m. Tickets $10. Produced by Columbus Redbud Players. For information/reservations email

19 Pedal for Troops Trikeathon—Cambria. Rascals & Rockers Dayschool (W1441 Vaughn Rd.). Silent auction, lunch, and program. Fundraiser for Rascals & Rockers Military Mailing Project. 920/348-5258.

23 Astronomy Program—Prairie du Chien. Huser Astronomy Center at Wyalusing State Park, 8:30 p.m. 608/996-2261.

23 Wild Rose Hospital Auxiliary Plant Sale—Wild Rose. Wild Rose Hospital, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Geraniums, impatients, and other perennial plants. Proceeds benefit the hospital. 920/622-3081.

23 Farmers Market—Phillips. Corner of Maple & Avon, across from Copps off Hwy 13, every Sat. 9 a.m.–Noon. Mid-July–September every Tues. 3 pm.–5:30 p.m. or

23 Railroad Historical Museum Opens—Fennimore. Railroad Historical Museum, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 7 days a week. 608/822-6144.

23 Poker Run—Darlington. Legion Ride Dist. 3 Post 214. Leaving at 11:30 a.m. sharp. All welcome. 608/482-0064 or 608/482-1529.

23 Garden Art with Branches Workshop—Phillips. Friends of Fred Smith Studio at Wisconsin Concrete Park, 1–4 p.m. Make your own garden art out of fresh branches cut at the park. Learn to identify and cut popple, buckthorn, or honeysuckle for materials. 715/339-7282 or

23 Fun Family Triathlon—Rome. Barnum Bay Marina, 7:30 a.m.–Noon. Kayak, bike, walk triathlon benefits the library. 715/325-8990 or

23–25 Flea Market and Craft Show—Hatfield. 608/989-2275.

24 Barn Dance and Silent Auction—Town of Spirit. Lind Dairy Farm, 7 p.m. Sponsored by German Settlement History Incorporated. 715-564-3340 or

24 Pancake, Sausage, and Egg Breakfast—Phillips. St. Therese Church, 8–11:30 a.m. All you care to eat. 715/339-4632.

24 Lawn Mower Races—Fifield. Race Track, 1 p.m. Proceeds go to the Fifield Volunteer Fire Department. or 715/762-473, 715/661-2432, 715/617-4411

25 Memorial Day Service—Fennimore. Parade with program following at the Memorial Building. 608/822-3599.

25 Memorial Day Ceremony—Neillsville. The Highground (W7031 Ridge Rd.), 2 p.m. 715/743-4224 or

25 Memorial Day Honor Ride Motorcycle Rally—Staring points in Boscobel, Neillsville, Medford, Tomah, Waupaca & Minneapolis, MN. Ride together into The Highground at 1 p.m. 715/743-4224 or

25 A Day in the Park Car Show—Tomah. Winnebago Park, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. 608/343-4697 (Todd Stark).

27 Hazel Street Farm Market—Adams. Main Street City Park, 2 p.m.–6 p.m. 608/339-3957.

28 Girls Night Out—Phillips. Downtown Phillips, 4 p.m.–8 p.m. Shopping, food, drinks and fun. Enjoy special offers at participating area businesses...for ladies only. 715/339-2777 (Barbara Chapman) or 715/339-6050 (Terry Timmers).

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