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[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, 2016[/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 3, 2017[/h6]
Do you have questions for Village of Spencer officials, or just curious about what’s happening in the village? Join the Marathon County Public Library for an informational program to find out what’s new and what’s on the horizon for the village on Jan. 3 from 9-10 a.m. at the Spencer Branch Library, 105 S. Park St., Spencer. Police Chief Shawn Bauer and Village Administrator Paul Hensch will share information about current and future happenings in the village and will also take questions. Free and open to the public. Call 715-659-3996 for more info.
The Marathon County Public Library will host its monthly LEGO Block Party beginning Jan. 3 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Mosinee Branch Library, 123 Main St., Mosinee. Children of all ages and their families can design and build creative structures using LEGOs at the library. All blocks will be provided. The club will also meet on 2/7, 3/7, 4/4 and 5/2 at the same time. Free and open to the public with no registration required. For more information, call 715-693-2144.
[h6]January 5, 2017[/h6]
Join the Marathon County Public Library for a fun, relaxing and creative evening coloring with other adults on Jan. 5 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Spencer Branch Library, 105 S. Park St., Spencer. All supplies will be provided, including colored pencils and intricate coloring pages of varying difficulty. Free and open to adults, no registration required. Call 715-659-3996.
[h6]January 6, 2017[/h6]
Children and tweens are welcome to join in Makerspace Fridays every Friday afternoon from 4-5 p.m. starting Jan. 6 at the Marathon County Public Library’s Edgar Branch, 224 S. Third Ave., Edgar. Makerspaces typically feature tools and combines manufacturing with community and education. We’ll offer a different hands-on project every Friday through May 19, with all supplies provided! Call 715-352-3155 for more information.
[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.
[h6]February 6, 2017[/h6]
“What Happened to All the Bees” will be presented Feb. 6, 6-7:15 p.m. at Marathon County UW Extension, 212 River Dr., Wausau. The cost to attend this program is $10 per person. Master Gardener Volunteers may attend at no cost. Pre-registration is required due to limited seating. The program is open to the public. To register online: https://goo.gl/forms/TABvh9JYsAG411Xv2, or you may call 715-261-1231.