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[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.
Join the Marathon County Public Library for a fun, relaxing and creative evening coloring with other adults during “Inside the Lines” on Jan. 10 from 3-6 p.m. at the Rothschild Branch Library, 211 N. Grand Ave., Rothschild. Relax while coloring pages of varying difficulty and socializing with others! All supplies will be provided, including colored pencils and a variety of coloring pages. Future dates include 2/14, 3/14, 4/11 and 5/9. No registration required. Call 715-359-6208 for more information.
Join the Marathon County Public Library for a new weekly program catering to home schooled children! MCPL will begin hosting its “Home School Huddle” program on Jan. 10 from 1-2 p.m. at the Edgar Branch, 224 S. Third Ave., Edgar. Families can hear stories, read, and participate in various activities related to the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Parents will also pick up some great ideas to incorporate into their curriculum at home! Sessions will be held every Tuesday through May 16. Free and open to the public, no registration required. Call 715-352-3155 for more info.
The Marathon County Public Library will host its monthly LEGO Block Party beginning Jan. 10 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at its Marathon City Branch Library, 515 Washington St., Marathon City. 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 2/14, 3/14, 4/11 and 5/9 at the same time. Free and open to the public with no registration required. For more information, call 715-443-2775.
The Marathon County Public Library will start offering its new “Teen Time” program on Jan. 10 from 3-6 p.m. at its Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Teens can spend the afternoon working on art and science-related projects, playing games, making crafts, doing homework or just hanging out with their friends! This will be held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month through April 25. Free and open to all teens. Call 715-261-7230 for more info.
[h6]January 11, 2017[/h6]
The Metro Club will meet Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at noon at Elks Club, 414 Scott St., Wausau. Presenters will be Deanna Truyman, Community Development Coordinator, Laura Martens and Sarah Resch. The program will be Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, Inc. Lunch is $14, all inclusive. Reservations or cancellations are due by 6 p.m. the Sunday evening prior to the meeting by calling Marliss Zollpriester at 715-359-3042.
[h6]January 12, 2017[/h6]
Kids in grades K-5 are invited to learn about all of the gross things the human body does during the Marathon County Public Library’s “Grossology!” program on Jan. 12 from 4-5 p.m. at MCPL’s Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau! Through demonstrations and experiments, kids will learn how germs travel, how scabs form, and make their own “snot!” Free and open to all kids and families, with all supplies provided. Call 715-261-7220 for more information.
[h6]January 14, 2017[/h6]
The Snekkevik Ski Event 2017, sponsored by the Wausau Nordic Ski Club, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at 9:30 a.m., at Nine Mile Forest in Wausau. There will be separate races for both classic and skate cross country ski techniques. There are five different race distances: 3.5K, $8, ages 9-11, 12-13; 6K, $8, ages 14-15, 16-18 (HS); 12K, $25, adults 19+ (both classic and skate race, add $10); 24K, $35, adults 19+ (both classic and skate race, add $10); 1K, free children’s noncompetitive event for ages 9 and under. Pre-registration is appreciated. Mail to: Jeanne Alexejun, 510 E. Lakeshore Dr, Wausau, WI 54401. Day of race registration and bib pickup will be held at Nine Mile Forest chalet from 8-10 a.m. Race registration forms can be downloaded at http://wausaunordic.com/raceforms.htm. Please contact Jeanne Alexejun at 715-214-8188 or [email protected] for additional information.
Join the Marathon County Public Library for its new Sensory Story Time on Jan. 14 from 9:15-9:45 a.m. at its Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. This story time will include stories, interactive songs, and soothing activities such as blowing bubbles, parachute play, stretching Thera-bands and more. Best suited for kids ages 3-6 of all abilities, but especially those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder or who have trouble sitting still. Registration is required. Call 715-261-7220 for more info or to register.
The Marathon County Historical Society will present “Vintage Toy Sewing Machines and Their History” as its next History Speaks topic at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Woodson History Center, 410 McIndoe St., Wausau. Mary Wilke of Sew Smart Creative Sewing Center in Rib Mountain is the presenter. For more information, please call the Marathon County Historical Society at 715-842-5750.
[h6]January 16, 2017[/h6]
The Marathon County Public Library will offer its Hobbies and Crafts Night on Jan. 16 from 3-8 p.m. at the Hatley Branch Library, 435 Curtis Ave., Hatley. Come learn something new from others in attendance, as crafters and hobbyists of all varieties and experience levels are encouraged to attend. Drop in any time with your own supplies to work and gather ideas from others. Future dates include 2/20, 3/20, 4/17 and 5/15. Free, no registration required. Call 715-446-3537 for more info.
Visit the Marathon County Public Library for a night of monkeying around! MCPL will host its monkey-themed Family Fun Night on Jan. 16 from 6-7 p.m. at the Edgar Branch Library, 224 S. Third Ave., Edgar. Kids and families will hear monkey-themed stories and make monkey crafts. Free and open to the public with all supplies provided. Call 715-352-3155 for more information.
[h6]January 17, 2017[/h6]
Tweens can learn about abstract art and create a painting of their own on Jan. 17 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library’s Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Students in grades 4-6 will learn about famous abstract artists and how they created the work that made them famous. Kids can then show off their artsy side by creating their own pieces of abstract art! Free and open to all tweens, with all supplies provided. Call 715-261-7230 for more information.
[h6]January 18, 2017[/h6]
Adults and teens can start the New Year off right by de-stressing on Jan. 18 from 2-4 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library’s Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. Attendees can make a homemade coconut oil salt scrub using essential oils to take home and use any time they’re feeling stressed! Information about the positive benefits of essential oils will also be provided. Free and open to the public with all supplies provided. For more information, call 715-693-2144.
[h6]January 21, 2017[/h6]
Children and their families are invited for Building Adventures on Jan. 21 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Attendees will use Tinkertoys, LEGO and DUPLO blocks, Gears, wooden blocks, and more to create whatever they imagine. Additional dates include 2/18, 3/18, 4/15, and 5/20. Free and open to the public with no registration required. For more information, call 715-261-7220.
[h6]January 22. 2017[/h6]
The Annual Pro-life Rally at St. Mary’s Oratory, 325 Grand Ave., Wausau, will be held Sunday, Jan. 22. An Outdoor Life Chain and Rosary in church will take place at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon. At 1 p.m., speaker Julia Holcomb, author, artist, and survivor, will speak on how her faith helped rebuild her life after her abortion trauma. For more information, call Ron Putzer at 715-298-1596.
[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 $5 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.
[h6]February 11, 2017[/h6]
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Rose #1062, will hold a salad luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 11 a.m-1 p.m. Tickets will be $8 for adults and $4 for kids under 12. There will also be a raffle and bake sale. The event will take place at Krasowski Hall, St. Michael’s Church, 611 Stark St., Wausau. A raflle drawing will be held on Feb. 20, 2017, at St. Therese Church Hall, 113 Kort St., Rothschild. Catholic Financial Life will provide matching funds. Proceeds will be used for scholarships and charitable projects.
[h6]March 29-30, 2017[/h6]
Marathon County UW-Extension will present Heart of the Farm – Women in Agriculture “Farming your Finances” on March 29-30, 2017, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Athens Fire Hall, 301 State Hwy. 97. Register at https://goo.gl/forms/UluS0I1aRuNi5tVx1 or call 715-261-1231.
[h6]April 4, 2017[/h6]
Marathon County UW-Extension will present a beginner’s workshop, “Farm Financial Recordkeeping Using QuickBooks,” on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Abbotsford City Hall, 203 E. Birch St., Abbotsford. Cost is $20 per person. Register online at https://goo.gl/forms/7w9e82KKdSf6aqFC2 or call 715-261-1231.