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[h5]November 15, 2016[/h5]
Marathon County Public Library is celebrating Game and Puzzle Week with an afternoon of board games. MCPL will offer “It’s Your Move: MCPL Game Day” on Nov. 15 from 1-4 p.m. at the Mosinee Branch Library, 123 Main St., Mosinee. Kids and adults alike can play a wide variety of new and classic board games and card games. Free and open to the public, no registration required. Call 715-693-2144 for more info.
Tweens in grades 3-5 can learn all about earthquakes during “Tween STEAM: Earthquake Science” on Nov. 15 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library’s Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Kids will learn the basics of plate tectonics, earthquakes and tsunamis and how they occur. After, they can recreate the primary and secondary waves of a quake and simulate what happens when a quake runs along a plate boundary. Free and open to all tweens, no registration required. Call 715-261-7230 for more information.
[h5]November 17, 2016[/h5]
Visit the Marathon County Public Library to share your favorite songs, stories and memories. MCPL will host Phonographic Memory on Nov. 17 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Folks are invited to bring in a record and spend a few minutes sharing a story about a particular song of importance to them, then play the song. Anyone wishing to share a song and story must pre-register. Spectators are also encouraged to come watch and listen with no registration required. Call 715-261-7230 for more information or to register.
Attend a presentation focused on the history of the one-room schoolhouse on Nov. 17 from 6-7 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. Gary Gisselman from the Marathon County Historical Society will lead the presentation, which will explore the use of one-room schoolhouses in the 19th and 20th centuries, including in Marathon County. Free and open to the public with no registration required. For more information, call 715-693-6614.
[h5]November 19, 2016[/h5]
Celebrate International Games Day with the Marathon County Public Library and DC Everest’s Gaming Club on Nov. 19 from noon 4 p.m. at MCPL’s Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. An introduction to role-playing games like “Dungeons and Dragons” will be offered, as well as cribbage boards and a variety of board and card games. Stop in any time to play and join in the fun. Free and open to the public, no registration required. Call 715-261-7230 for more info.
[h5]November 19-20, 2016[/h5]
Holy Name of Jesus annual All Holiday Sale will be Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Nov. 13 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; again on Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Nov. 20 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All items are bargain priced and include everything from indoor/outdoor decorations, holiday clothing, gifts and collectibles. A walking taco lunch will be served with free coffee on both Saturdays. Use the S. 10th Ave. parking lot entrance and the elevator down to Simmons Hall.
[h5]November 20, 2016[/h5]
Expressions Ballroom Dance Club will be holding a dance on Sunday, Nov. 20, from 2-5 p.m. at the YWCA, Wausau. Pre-recorded music will be provided by the club. The dance is open to the public. Singles and couples are welcome, casual dress, $5 members, $8 non members. For additional information please call 715-297-4646.
[h5]November 21, 2016[/h5]
Join the Marathon County Public Library’s Family Fun Night on Nov. 21 from 6-7 p.m. at the Edgar Branch Library, 224 S. Third Ave., Edgar. Kids and families will hear harvest-related stories and get to make fall and harvest crafts. Free and open to the public with all supplies provided by the Edgar Women’s Club. Call 715-352-3155 for more information.
Children can kick off the holiday season by writing a letter to Santa Claus! Beginning Nov. 21, parents can pick up a blank letter from the Marathon County Public Library’s Wausau Headquarters or from its Edgar, Hatley, Marathon City, Mosinee, Rothschild, Spencer or Stratford Branches. Children can then drop off their completed letter in Santa’s Mailbox at one of those locations any time through Dec. 16. The library will send all the letters up to the North Pole and children can expect to receive a handwritten response by mail in mid-December. Free and open to the public. For more information call 715-261-7230.
If international travel is in your future, stop by the Marathon County Public Library’s Spencer Branch, 105 S. Park St., Spencer, to apply for a passport on Nov. 21 from 3-7 p.m. Appointments will be taken but are not required. It is highly recommended that you confer with one of MCPL’s passport acceptance agents before the event (especially if applying on behalf of a minor) by calling 715-261-7240 or by visiting www.mcpl.us/passports.
[h5]November 22, 2016[/h5]
Kids and parents are invited to a special Family Story Time that revolves entirely around the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 22 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Rothschild Branch, 211 N. Grand Ave., Rothschild! Attendees will hear Thanksgiving-themed tales, sing songs and make a fun Thanksgiving craft. Free and open to the public, with all supplies provided. For more information, call 715-359-6208.
[h5]November 23, 2016[/h5]
Teens can get creative when the Marathon County Public Library offers “Decorated Ceramic Tiles for Teens” on Nov. 23 from 1-5 p.m. at the Athens Branch Library, 221 Caroline St., Athens. Teens will use various colored Sharpies to decorate a plain white ceramic tile, which can later be used as a decoration or coaster! Make one for yourself or to give to a friend or family member! This program is free and open to teens only, with all supplies provided. For more information, call 715-257-7292.
[h5]November 26, 2016[/h5]
The Shriners 21st Annual Breakfast with Santa will be held on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Wausau Masonic Center, 130 N. 1st St. (across from the Wausau Mall). This “all you can eat breakfast” is a fundraiser for Shriners Hospitals for Children, which is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay.
Join the Marathon County Public Library for a children’s program focusing on gratitude and altruism on Nov. 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. After hearing stories about helping others, kids and families can make cards to be donated to local nursing homes and make pet toys to be donated to a local animal shelter. Families are also encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to the Marathon County Hunger Coalition. Free, with all craft supplies provided. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.
[h5]December 5, 2016[/h5]
Need a break from the craziness surrounding Christmas? “Advent by Candlelight,” a relaxing evening of music, refreshments, and the calm that only Jesus can bring, will be held on Monday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Rothschild Pavilion, 110 Park St., Rothschild. Everyone is welcome to come to this oasis of peace from the storm of too many demands on our time, energy and resources. This annual event is provided free of charge to the community by the local WELS churches. For more information contact Our Savior’s Lutheran Church at email@example.com or by phone at 715-845-3253.
[h5]December 10, 2016[/h5]
St. Agnes, 6101 Zinser St., Schofield, will hold a Sweet Shoppe Saturday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Abts Hall. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Fancy cookies and candy will be available by the pound. Luncheon will include homemade chicken soup, sandwiches and pie. A raffle will offer a top prize of $500, plus additional cash and other prizes.