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[h6]December 20, 2016[/h6]
Tweens can learn about and replicate some of Isaac Newton’s most groundbreaking experiments on Dec. 20 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library’s Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Kids in grades 3-6 will learn about Newton, his discoveries, and then conduct some of his most famous experiments. No registration is required and all supplies will be provided. Call 715-261-7230 for more info.
Take a break from the hectic holiday season and relax with an afternoon of adult coloring at the Marathon County Public Library. MCPL will offer holiday-themed adult coloring afternoon on Dec. 20 from 1-4 p.m. at the Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. A variety of holiday-themed coloring pages will be offered to help you unwind and get into the holiday spirit. Free and open to adults only, with all supplies provided. For more information, call 715-693-2144.
[h6]December 21, 2016[/h6]
The Mosinee United Methodist Church will be hosting an ecumenical “Shortest Day/Longest Night” service on Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m. This is often known as a “Blue Christmas” service as we realize that the holidays are not always a joyous time, particularly for those who may have lost a loved one in the past year. Everyone is invited to attend and participate. If there are any questions, please call the church office at 715.693.2125.
[h6]December 27, 2016[/h6]
The Active Older Adults group will meet at Mosinee United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 11 a.m. for a potluck lunch and a pre-New Year’s Eve celebration. We will also play bingo, so bring a wrapped white elephant gift if you have one. Please call the church office at 715-693-2125 with any questions. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge.
Talented children’s musical performers Ken Lonnquist, Tom Pease and many others will enact the Yuletide tale of “Old Befana” on Dec. 27 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. In this theatrical show featuring audience participation, a special child is coming that will bring peace to the world. That special child could even be you! Free and open to the public, no registration required. Call 715-261-7220 for more information.
[h6]December 28, 2016[/h6]
Children are invited to celebrate winter with some “cool” science experiments and crafts at the Marathon County Public Library on Dec. 28 from 1-3 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Kids will have the opportunity to make exploding snow, puffy snow paintings, and other fun and wacky winter crafts and experiments. Free and open to the public with all supplies provided. For more information, call 715-261-7220.
[h6]December 29, 2017[/h6]
Children and families are invited to free screenings of Disney/Pixar’s “Finding Dory” on Dec. 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 2-4 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library’s Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. The 2016 film stars Dory, the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish, as she searches for her long-lost parents and learns the real meaning of family along the way. Rated PG. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.
[h6]January 10, 2017[/h6]
The Marathon County Genealogical Society will meet on Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017, from 1:30-3 p.m., at the Marathon County Historical Society, 410 McIndoe St., Wausau. The program will be provided by DAR Wisconsin State Regent Judy Mason. Her passion is genealogy and she has assisted with the completion of over 80 DAR applications. The public is always welcome to attend.