The Wausau Times accepts event information for non-profit organizations to be printed for one week in our “Community Calendar.” Events are published free of charge and edited at the discretion of the Publisher. Please check with event coordinators for possible date, time or location changes. Information listed is as accurate as possible as of our date of publication. Deadline is no later than noon of the previous Friday. Please mail or drop off your information to: Wausau Buyers’ Guide, Attn.: Steppin Out, 807 E. First St., Merrill, WI 54452. Email: [email protected]. Fax: 715-842-5989
May 9, 2017
Kids and parents are invited to the Marathon County Public Library for a special Mother’s Day- themed story time on May 9 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Hatley Branch Library, 435 Curtis Ave., Hatley. The event will feature mom-and-child-themed books, music and a special craft kids can make for their mom! Free, with all supplies provided. Call 715-446-3537 for more info.
May 9-11, 2017
Do you want to start using Pinterest but don’t know where to start? Attend a free introductory class that will show you the ropes on May 9 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library’s Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Identical sessions of the class will be held on May 10 and 11 from 5:30-7 p.m. Pinterest allows users to share and save recipes, craft ideas, style inspirations and much more. Attendees will learn how to create an account and navigate the site. Free, with registration required. Call 715-261-7230 for more info or to register.
May 10, 2017
The Drott/Case Breakfast will be held Wednesday, May 10, at 8:30 a.m. at the Log Cabin Restaurant in Schofield. Any former employee, retiree, spouse, widow or widower is welcome to attend. For more information, call Leo Benaszeski at 715-355-9066.
The Metro Club will meet Wednesday, May 10, at noon at the Elks Club, 414 Scott St., Wausau. Presenters will be Marikay and Jordyn Thompson from PEARL LUVS EARL, with a “Spring Style Show.” Lunch is $14 all inclusive. Reservations or cancellations are due by 6 p.m. Sunday evening prior to the meeting by calling Marliss Zollpriester at 715-359-3042.
May 11, 2017
Join the Marathon County Public Library to hear the works of a published local poet and read your own work at its next Random Moments of Verse poetry night on May 11 from 6-8 p.m. at MCPL’s Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. The first hour of the evening will be open mic, where attendees can read their own work. The second hour will feature local poet Greg Galbraith, who recently published his first book of poetry. Free and open to the public. Call 715-261-7230 for more info.
Patrons of all ages are invited to paint their own decorative ceramic mugs for Mother’s Day on May 11 from 4-6 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library’s Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. All supplies will be provided – including mugs on a first come, first served basis – as well as directions on how to “set” your design by baking it in the oven at home. This will be a great gift to give to mom, grandma or any other maternal figure for Mother’s Day! Free. Call 715-693-2144 for more info.
May 12, 2017
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.
Here’s a great opportunity to pick up a fresh flowering plant for the special mother in your life! One day only, Ministry Home Care’s Annual Plant Sale will be held Friday, May 12, from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. This popular sale will held at the Plover Family Practice/Urgent Care, 2401 Plover Rd. in Plover. Come early for the best selection. For more information call 715-204-3443.
May 12-13, 2017
Steve Kasten of Hatley and Bill Kasten started a Motorcycle Swap Meet in 1987. This year will be its 30th year. The Swap Meet is the largest of its kind in Wisconsin. They have a motorcycle auction along with the event that happens on Saturday afternoon. The meet this year will be Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13. The event is always well attended with vendors and spectators from throughout Wisconsin, Upper Michigan, Iowa and Minnesota. The event is held at S-K Service in Downtown Hatley. There are refreshments available on the grounds.
May 13, 2017
The 2017 Wausau Heart Walk will last from 8 a.m.–noon on Saturday, May 13. Check in at 8 a.m,, walk begins at 9 a.m at Dudley Tower, 500 1st St., Wausau. This a new location and a new walking route along the river, one and three-mile routes are available. Everyone is invited: Heart disease and stroke survivors, their families, walk teams and the public. Pets are welcome too. Free admission, open to the public (donations are encouraged). For more information and to donate, visit www.wausauwiheartwalk.org.
May 15, 2017
Kids, tweens and teens can learn all about historic downtown Wausau during the Marathon County Public Library’s latest Pokémon GO crawl on May 15 from 4-6 p.m. at its Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau! Attendees will tour the 400 Block, City Hall, Marathon County Courthouse and Wausau Center mall. Be sure to bring a device with Pokémon GO pre-loaded on it and your walking shoes! Free, with registration required. Call 715-261-7230 for more info.
May 16, 2017
Do you like to discuss books and also to stay active? Join the Marathon County Public Library for the return of their Walk ‘n’ Talk Book Club on May 16 from 1-1:30 p.m. at the MCPL Hatley Branch, 435 Curtis Ave., Hatley. Participants will talk about recent books they’ve read while walking around the library for about a half hour (weather permitting). Come share your thoughts on any book you’ve read, good or bad. The club will also be held on 5/30, 6/6, 6/20, 7/18, 8/1, 8/15, 8/29, 9/5 and 9/19. Free and open to the public, no registration required. For more information, call 715-446-3537.
Tweens can visit the Marathon County Public Library for an afternoon of all things Greek! MCPL will offer its “Tween STEAM: Greek Out!” on May 16 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Tweens can participate in a variety of hands-on activities and craft projects based on ancient Greek history and culture. Free, with all supplies provided. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.
Join the Marathon County Public Library for a story time millions of years in the making! MCPL will offer its “RAWR! Dinosaur Story Time” on May 16 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Rothschild Branch Library, 211 N. Grand Ave., Rothschild. Attendees will hear dino-themed stories, sing songs and make a dinosaur-themed craft. Free, with all supplies provided. Call 715-359-6208 for more info.
May 18, 2017
Join the Marathon County Public Library as it hosts author and former head of Wisconsin Public Radio Jack Mitchell on May 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. at its Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Mitchell developed the radio program “All Things Considered” for NPR before becoming the head of Wisconsin Public Radio and will tell tales from his book Wisconsin on the Air, as well as answer audience questions. Free and open to the public. Call 715-261-7230 for more info.
Would you like to create an email account and learn the basics of using Gmail, Google’s free email service? Then join the Marathon County Public Library for their “Library Learning: Introduction to Gmail” class on May 18 from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the Rothschild Branch Library, 211 N. Grand Ave., Rothschild. Attendees will create a free Gmail account and learn how to compose and reply to emails. Free and open to adults, with registration required. Call 715-359-6208 for more info or to register.
May 18-21, 2017
Browse through thousands of books, audiobooks, DVDs and CDs and more at the Friends of the Marathon County Public Library Book Sale! The four-day sale will kick off of with a members-only sale from 5-8 p.m. on May 18 at MCPL’s Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. The sale continues on May 19 and 20 from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and ends on May 21 from 1-4 p.m. with a special $6 bag sale. Call 715-261-7200 for more info.
May 20, 2017
Join the Marathon County Public Library for its monthly Sensory Story Time on May 20 from 9:15-9:45 a.m. at its Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. This story time includes 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.
Teens and tweens are invited to join the Marathon County Public Library for an inventive DIY stamping event on May 20 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Rothschild Branch Library, 211 N. Grand Ave., Rothschild. Library staff will demonstrate how to use cookie cutters, forks, kitchen tools and even fruits and veggies to make stamped designs on paper. Free, with all supplies provided. For more information, call 715-359-6208.
May 21, 2017
Organist Charles Bonow will present his festival worship service concert, “Here We Stand,” at Our Savior’s Ev. Lutheran Church, 703 Flieth St, Wausau, on Sunday, May 21, at 9 a.m. The service concert will consist of a spoken message entwined with organ solos and congregational singing of well-loved hymns of faith. Mr. Bonow’s visit marks the first of a number of Sundays planned to celebrate Our Savior’s 75th Anniversary (1942-2017). Everyone is most cordially invited to attend. A free-will offering for the support of the ministry of Charles Bonow and his family will be received following the service concert.
June 4, 2017
Partnership for Progressive Agriculture June Dairy Breakfast, June 4, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Fustead Holsteins, R12653 County Rd. N, Wausau. More information can be found at http://marathon.uwex.edu/2017/04/12/marathon-county-june-dairy-breakfast/ or by calling 715-261-1230.
Stratford FFA Alumni Dairy Breakfast, June 4, 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Country Aire Ballroom, corner of Highways 97 and P, Stratford. More information can be found at http://marathon.uwex.edu/2017/04/12/marathon-county-june-dairy-breakfast/ or by calling 715-261-1230.
June 5, 2017
“Eat More Flowers: A Tasting Journey with Billie Olds” will be offered June 5 from 6-7:15 p.m. at 212 River Dr., Rm. 5, Wausau. You will learn about the forgotten history of edible flowers, see how eating local is causing an upswing in flower consumption and have an opportunity to taste Florelly jellies and other floral dishes. 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. No refunds. To register online, go to: https://goo.gl/forms/G9H1v6NqgjIPq8DI2. To register by mail, send a check payable to UW Extension to Marathon County UW-Extension, 212 River Drive, Suite 3, Wausau WI 54403.
June 6, 2017
The book, “The Orchid Whisperer, Expert Secrets for Growing Beautiful Orchids” by Bruce Rogers will be discussed June 6, from 1-2:30 p.m. at 212 River Dr., Wausau. The cost to attend this program is $10 per person plus the cost of the book ($15). Master Gardener Volunteers may attend at no cost. Pre-registration is required due to limited seating. Open to the public. To register by mail, send a check for $10 per person for non MGV and $15 for the book, payable to UW Extension. Mail to Marathon County UW-Extension, 212 River Dr., Suite 3, Wausau, WI 54403. Registration deadline for UW Extension to purchase the book is May 16. You may register online at https://goo.gl/forms/T1e2Hkvl3KfCV6bh2.
June 11, 2017
Edgar FFA Alumni Dairy Breakfast, June 11, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Roskopf Family Farms, 4851 Four Mile Rd., Edgar. More information can be found at http://marathon.uwex.edu/2017/04/12/marathon-county-june-dairy-breakfast/ or by calling 715-261-1230.
June 18, 2017
Marshfield FFA Alumni Dairy Breakfast, June 18, 7 a.m.-Noon, Pankratz Farms, 11819 County Rd. M, Auburndale. More information can be found at http://marathon.uwex.edu/2017/04/12/marathon-county-june-dairy-breakfast/ or by calling 715-261-1230.