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Jan. 2015 Wisconsin Events and Activities
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1  New Year’s Day Hangover Party—Phillips. Club 13, 1–5 p.m. Luncheon and paddle wheel prize game. Gun, quilt, and cash raffles to support maintaining area trails. Everyone is welcome. 715/339-4066.

1  Polar Bear Plunge—Phillips. Harbor View Pub & Eatery, 1 p.m. Plunge into the icy cold waters of Long Lake. Bonfire on the beach, run, raffles, door prizes, silent auction. 715/339-2626 or

1–3  Tuscobia Winter Ultra—Park Falls. Chequamegon Canoe Club. 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 Qualifier Event. 715/762-0140 or for event details.

1–4  Glassblowing Classes/Open House—Brule. Oulu Glass. Classes for beginners including kids. Open house, demos, gallery sale. 715/372-4160

3  Ice Fishing Rumble—Phillips. Roll-In Point, 7 a.m.–5 p.m. Registration closes 10 a.m. day of tourney. Prizes and food. 715/339-4585.

3  Winter Picnic in the Park—Phillips. Solberg Lake County Park, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Picnic food, bonfire, heated pavilion. 715/897-2223.

3  Coat Drive—Merrillan. Bruce Mount Ski Area, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Donate a new or gently used winter coat and get $10 off a lft ticket or get a free tubing pass to be used on your next visit. 715/937-3841.

3, 17, 31  The Art of Film—Shell Lake. Arts Center, 7 p.m. Showing of The Brothers Bloom (Jan. 3), Ida (Jan. 17), and Short Term 12 (Jan. 31). 715/468-2414 or

9, 10  Follies Again Prairie du Chien. High School Little Theater, Fri. 7:30 p.m. and Sat. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Community-wide talent show to benefit the Marianne Labuche sculpture. 608/326-4326 or

10  Ice Fishing Derby Suring. Kelly Lake (by the Kwik Stop). Food, refreshments, raffles, fishing contest. Grand prize Kubota RTV400 w/trailer. 920/655-2052 or

10  Winter Trails Day Demo Phillips. School Forest Trail, 1–4 p.m. Free snowshoe demo. Equipment provided or bring your own. All activities are free. 715/339-6254 or

15  Beat the Cabin Fever—Fairchild. Church of Hope, 7 p.m. Warm homemade soup, fresh rolls, dessert. 715/533-8519.

16, 17  International Ski Jumping and Pond Hockey Tournament—Eau Claire. Silver Mine. Food stands, warming tents, bands, bonfires. 715/379-8649.

17  Castle Rock Pink Ribbon Ride—Friendship. Splash Waterfront Bar & Grill, 10 a.m. 414/688-5053.

17  Ice Fishing Derby—Pound. White Potato Lake, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Cash prizes, many raffles, food, music in an 80x40 heated tent. 920/897-4162.

17  Fisheree—Briggsville. Lake Mason at the Wagon Wheel Boat Landing, daybreak to 3 p.m. Game fish prizes for each species caught. All drawings held at 3 p.m. at boat landing. Food and beverages available on site. 608/253-6567.

17  Ice Fishing Contest—Phillips. Musser Lake at Musser Land, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Ice fishing contests, raffle, paddle wheel contests, hot food/beverages in a heated/carpeted tent. Must be registered and on the ice by 9 a.m. 715/339-3166.

17  Fisheree—Butternut. Butternut Resort, 7 a.m.–4 p.m. Cash prizes, luncheon plate, etc. 715/769-3333 or

17, 18  Free Ice Fishing Weekend—Statewide. Residents and nonresidents can fish anywhere in Wisconsin for free. No licenses or trout stamps are needed.

17, 18  Arctic Run Model Railroad Show—Stevens Point. Holiday Inn Convention Center, Sat. 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Operating trains, vendors, swap tables. 715/341-8228 or

18  Pancake Breakfast—Prentice. Chequamegon Sportsmen’s Club, 7 a.m.–noon. Breakfast, door prizes, raffle prizes. 715/428-2569.

22–24  Poker Run and Breakfast Buffet Park Falls. Moose Jaw Resort & Lodge, all day; ends 6 p.m. Sat. 715/762-1463 or

24  Ice Fishing Tournament Phillips Corner Connection, 6 a.m.–6 p.m. 715/332-5484.

24  Phillips Flurry 5k & 10k Snowshoe Race/Walk Phillips School Forest Trail, 8:30–10 a.m. registration; 10:30 race start. 715/339-6254

24, 25  Winter Fest Phillips Birch Island Resort and Club 13, 6 a.m.–8 p.m. Ice fishing contest on Duroy, Elk, and Long Lakes, Sat. 6 a.m.–5 p.m. Snowmobile parade, fireworks, more. 715/339-4100 or

24, 25  Cross Country Snowmobile Race Phillips. Birch Island Resort. 651/387-5880 or for event details, go to

25  Winter Bowl Marshfield Rose Bowl Lanes, noon–2:30 p.m. $50 ticket reserves a bowling lane, balls, and shoes for up to 6 people. Door prizes, flat screen TV, Country Jam tickets, more. Call 715/743-4224 or reservations. All proceeds go to the Military Working Dog Tribute.

25  Chaparrals Breakfast Phillips Club 13, 8:30–11:30 a.m. A hearty breakfast selection. Everyone is welcome. 715/339-2851.

30  Football Chili Feed—Phillips. School Commons, 4–7 p.m. Fill up at the all-you-can-eat chili feed. 715/339-2141.

31  Ice Fishing Contest—Gilman. Chequamegon Flowage, 9 a.m.

31  Radar Speed Run—Phillips. Polish Palace/Sun Haven Resort, 10 a.m. Two 1,000 ft. tracks, 1 ice and 1 snow (cc classes, antique classes, and lawn mower class). Public event; everyone is welcome to attend. 715/897-2223.

31  Furniture Races—Merrillan. Bruce Mound Winter Sports Area, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Attach skis to furniture and get a couple brave friends to joint you as you race it down the front slope. It must be able to turn and stop. Trophies for top finishers; extra points for dressing up in costumes. 715/937-3841.

31  Candlelight Ski/Hike/Snowshoe Event—Millston. Smrekar Parking Lot (off Cty. Rd. O), 6–9 p.m. Raffle, hotdogs, hot chocolate. 1.5 miles of ski trails and 1 mile of snowshoe/hiking trails will be lit. Bonfire and indoor heated shelter available. Event held with or without snow. 715/284-4103.

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