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[h6]Thru April 15, 2017[/h6]
Celebrate National Library Week by creating bookmarks at several different Marathon County Public Library locations! Patrons can stop in to the Edgar, Spencer and Stratford Branches any time they are open between April 10-14 to make their own bookmarks using a variety of craft supplies. Folks can also drop by the Rothschild and Marathon City Branches between April 10-15 to participate, or stop in to the Wausau Headquarters on April 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free and open to the public. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.
[h6]April 11, 2017[/h6]
Learn how to make your own herbal vinegars and oils on April 11 from 6-7 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library’s Stratford Branch, 400 N. Fourth Ave., Stratford. Eileen Riehle, a Marathon County UW-Extension Master Gardener volunteer, will instruct attendees on how to make their own herb-infused vinegars and oils to use for cooking. Free and open to the public. Call 715-687-4420 for more info.
World-renown animal behaviorist and author Patricia McConnell will discuss her new book “The Education of Will” on April 11 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Author of 14 books, McConnell will talk about her troubled past, bonding with a special dog named Will, and will also takes questions from the audience. Free and open to the public. Call 715-261-7230 for more info.
[h6]April 12, 2017[/h6]
The Metro Club will meet April 12 at noon at the Elks Club, 414 Scott St., Wausau. Presenter will be Anne Mataczynski, owner of GEM Learning Center, speaking on “Educating Students with Autism or Dyslexia.” Cost for lunch is $14, all-inclusive. Reservations or cancellations are due by 6 p.m. the Sunday evening prior to the meeting by contacting Marliss Zollpriester, 715-359-3042.
Adults are invited to make their own watercolor bookmark on April 12 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and again from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library’s Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Attendees will learn how to make these mini works of art using the wax resists and salt resist techniques (and they’ll keep your page!) All supplies and instruction will be provided. Call 715-261-7230 for more info.
Kids and families can celebrate Drop Everything and Read Day and the works of author Beverly Cleary on April 12 from 2-4 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library’s Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. MCPL will offer a variety of crafts related to Cleary’s most famous character, Ramona Quimby, including making paper bag owls, crowns, animal masks and more! Free, with all supplies provided. Call 715-693-2144 for more info.
[h6]April 13, 2017[/h6]
Poets around central Wisconsin and beyond are invited to attend the Marathon County Public Library’s monthly poetry night! MCPL will host “Random Moments of Verse” on April 13 from 6-8 p.m. at its Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Each session will start with an hour of open mic followed by readings from a featured poet. Free and open to the public, no registration required. Future dates include 5/11, 6/8, 7/13 and 8/10. Call 715-261-7230 for more information.
Kids can celebrate National Poetry Month by doing origami and poetry on April 13 from 4-5 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library’s Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Attendees will make origami double happiness boxes, used to store found objects and memories, then create their own poetry using words from various printed materials. Geared toward ages 5-8, but open to all! Call 715-261-7220 for more info.
Visit the Marathon County Public Library during National Library Week for a look at new cutting-edge equipment and technology! MCPL will offer its “New Technology and Advanced Equipment Petting Zoo” on April 13 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at its Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. The library will have studio-caliber video cameras, a GoPro camera, crafting gadgets and equipment, a drone and much more for people to view and interact with! Free and open to the public. Call 715-261-7230 for more info.
[h6]April 15, 2017[/h6]
On Saturday, April 15, join the Health & Wellness Expo #10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Hoffman House, 2901 Hummingbird Lane, Wausau. The admission to the public will be free. See and experience alternative and complimentary healing modalities targeted to help you with your own health and life issues. A variety of practitioners will be available. Seven workshops on the hour and free raffle drawings will be available every 1/2 hour. For more information, contact CJ Marten at 715-966-9400 or [email protected].
Celebrate Hmong Heritage Month with a special story time honoring Hmong culture on April 15 from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the Marathon County Public Library’s Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Kids and families will hear traditional Hmong folk tales and other stories read in English and can participate in traditional games, learn folk dancing, make crafts and more! Free and open to the public. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.
[h6]April 17, 2017[/h6]
Kids and families are invited to a party unlike any other when the Marathon County Public Library offers its “Family Fun Night: Fairy Party” on April 17 from 6-7 p.m. at the Edgar Branch Library, 224 S. Third Ave., Edgar. Attendees will hear some fairy stories and then spend time making crafts related to these magical beings! Free and open to the public, with all supplies provided. Call 715-352-3155 for more info.
[h6]April 18, 2017[/h6]
The Marathon County Public Library is challenging all tweens to get creative and build structures using ordinary household items on April 18 from 4-5:30 p.m. at its Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Tweens can design and build structures using clothes pins, binder clips, craft sticks and more. Structures will then be put to the test to see how sturdy they are! Free and open to all tweens. Call 715-261-7220.
Kids and their parents can learn all about finance and saving money with a fun and informative story time on April 18 from 10-10:30 a.m. at the Marathon County Public Library’s Athens Branch, 221 Caroline St., Athens. Along with hearing stories, kids will receive a book, crayons and coloring pages. This event is in celebration of Money Smart Week (April 22-29) and is made possible through a partnership with the Get $mart Wausau Coalition. Call 715-257-7292 for more information.
Join the Marathon County Public Library for “Library Learning: Facebook Fundamentals, Part 1” on April 18 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. or on April 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the MCPL Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Attendees will learn how to create a profile, navigate Facebook, find friends and post status updates. Participants are also encouraged to sign up for Part 2 of the class held on 4/25 and 4/26. Free and open to adults, with registration required. Call 715-261-7230 to register or for more information.
Celebrate Earth Day a few days early with a special story time on April 18 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Marathon County Public Library’s Hatley Branch, 435 Curtis Ave., Hatley. Come hear Earth-centric stories, sing songs and work on crafts related to our world and environment! Free, with all supplies provided. Call 715-446-3537 for more info.
The Marathon County Public Library and The Women’s Community will co-sponsor the screening of a powerful documentary “Audrie and Daisy” on April 18 from 5:30-8:15 p.m. at MCPL’s Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. The film follows the aftermath of three rape cases, including the cyberbullying of the victims. After, The Women’s Community and MCPL staff will lead a discussion about issues brought up in the film. Free and open to the public, especially tweens, teens and parents. Call 715-261-7230 for more info.
[h6]April 20, 2017[/h6]
Ever wonder what Wisconsin’s climate and landscape will be like in the future? Get a good idea when the Marathon County Public Library offers a special presentation on April 20 from 6:30-8 p.m. at its Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. UW-Stevens Point Assistant Professor of Geography Samantha Kaplan will discuss how Wisconsin’s environment changed through time and what tools and factors help determine its future. Free and open to the public. Call 715-261-7230 for more info.
[h6]April 21, 2017[/h6]
Join your “Believe in Ballroom” hosts and D.J. Lee Williams, Friday, April 21, 7:30-10:30 p.m. at the YWCA, corner of 5th and Grant streets, Wausau. Admission is $15 per person, dressy attire suggested. Call 715-443-2151 for more info.
[h6]April 22, 2017[/h6]
The Marathon County Public Library will celebrate Earth Day with a fun and educational story time on April 22 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at its Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Kids and families will hear stories about the earth and environment, then can participate in hands-on activities and crafts! Free, with all supplies provided. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.
[h6]April 23, 2017[/h6]
The Wisconsin Valley Coin Club’s Annual Show is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, April 23, at The Plaza Hotel & Suites, 201 N. 17th Ave., Wausau. It will include dealers in coins, currency, bullion and all areas of numismatics. There will be free door prize drawings and a kids’ activity table. Tickets will be available for a raffle featuring gold coins and other valuable numismatic items. Club members exhibit their collections in an educational displays section. Everyone is welcome. Admission and parking are free.
The “Spring Dance” sponsored by the Central Wisconsin Polka Club, Inc. will be held Sunday, April 23, at Schmidt’s Ballroom, 7085 County Rd. A, Wausau. Live music will be provided from 1-5 p.m. by the “The Tuba Dan Band.” Admission is $10. For more information, contact Lorraine Wilde at 715-845-9192 or [email protected].
[h6]April 26, 2017[/h6]
The Book Club will discuss “How to Garden with Comfort, Ease and Simplicity in the Second Half of Life” by Jan Coppola Bills on April 26, 12:30–2:30 p.m., at UW Extension, 212 River Dr., Wausau. The cost to attend this program is $5 plus the cost of the book for the general public. Master Gardener Volunteers will need to purchase the book. Pre-registration is required due to limited seating. Open to the public. To register online, go to: https://goo.gl/forms/k7vl5XoFk0MBuUsF2. To register by mail, send a check for $5 per person and $16 for the book, payable to UW Extension. Mail to Marathon County UW-Extension, 212 River Dr., Suite 3, Wausau WI 54403.
[h6]April 29, 2017[/h6]
The Second Annual Labor History Through Film event will be held Saturday, April 29, at UW Marathon County Auditorium, Room 113, 518 S. Seventh Ave. (Lot G), Wausau. The event is free and open to the public, with coffee and lunch included, for the screening of educational union films. This is an opportunity for the community to learn about the history of the unions and understand their cause. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. with film screenings from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by The Marathon County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, IBEW Local 388, School for Workers and lunch is provided by the Northeast Wisconsin Building and Construction Trades Council. RSVP to [email protected] before April 25.
[h6]May 8, 2017[/h6]
“Finding Your Thrill on Blueberry Hill: Growing Blueberries and Other Bush, Cane & Tree Fruits” will be offered Monday, May 8, 6-7:15 p.m., at 212 River Dr., Rm. 5, Wausau. For more information, visit https://goo.gl/forms/Q01QriI5jAwVOapY2.
[h6]May 12, 2017[/h6]
Highland Community Church will be offering its annual free rummage sale from 8 a.m.-noon at the church, 1005 N. 28th Ave., Wausau. All items will be free, including baby items, toys and household.