Community Calendar and News Briefs: September 4, 2019
A Fall 2019 Archery Safety Education Class will be held Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Tomahawk DNR, 518 W. Somo Ave., Tomahawk. This will be an add-on to the Hunter Safety Class. Cost is $10. Field Day will take place Sunday, Sept. 14 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sign up will be at Park City Credit Union, 1213 N. 4th St., Tomahawk, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, Tuesday, Aug. 27 and Wednesday, Aug. 28.
Two blood drives will be held in Tomahawk Friday, Sept. 13. The first, sponsored by Heritage Chevrolet and Park City Credit Union, will be held during the Tomahawk Fall Ride from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Heritage Chevrolet, 1227 N. 4th St. To pre-register, call 800-280-4102, or stop by Park City Credit Union’s main branch, 1213 N. 4th St. A free T-shirt will be given to all who attend. The other, in partnership with the Community Blood Center, will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Spruce Room at Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital, 401 W. Mohawk Road. To schedule your appointment, call 800-280-4102.
The Tomahawk Area Historical Society will hold its annual Appreciation Day Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 1:30 p.m. the Pine Tree Supper Club in Tomahawk. Following dessert, Michael Edmonds, author of Out of the Northwoods: The Many Lives of Paul Bunyan will be the guest speaker. Edmonds will describe how tales about America’s mythical lumberjack hero, created by loggers deep in the snowbound forests of northern Wisconsin, became America’s best-know folk hero. To make reservations, call Dixie at 715-453-2056 or Jan at 715-453-4956.
A blood drive will be held, in partnership with the Community Blood Center, at Spirit Baptist Church, W1602 State Highway 86, Ogema, from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19. To schedule an appointment, call Andy Holmquist at 715-564-2416. Walk-in donations accepted on availability.
Free flu shots are being offered for those who qualify. St. Vincent de Paul Free Clinic in Merrill has partnered with Americares and Walgreens to present the Americares Walgreens Fall 2019 Flu Vaccination Program. Those who receive the vaccines must fit Americares’ general eligibility criteria, which are either uninsured or underinsured and fall at or below 300% of the federal poverty level. Flu injections will be done at St. Vincent de Paul Free Clinic, 1004 E. Main St., Merrill, on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sign up for a time slot by either calling or visiting any of the following places: SVDP Free Clinic on Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; SVDP Outreach Center, 503 S. Center Ave., Merrill; or the SVDP Thrift Store, 1004 E. Main St., Merrill, Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about the Americares Walgreens Fall 2019 Flu Vaccination Program, please email Sharon Karow, RN, SVDP Free Clinic Manager at SLKarow9@aol.com or call 715-218-0609. Sue Norenberg, SVDP Outreach Director, may also provide information by calling 715-539-2666 or 715-539-1131. There is a limited number of vaccines available, so vaccinations will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Tomahawk Public Library’s “Play and Learn” program is now called “Library Time.” Library Time is an opportunity for children to develop friendships and early literacy skills through talking, singing, reading, writing and playing. This play based program is for young children and those who take care of them. Library Time will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday from September through May.
Tomahawk Public Library will host a children’s Moving to Music program Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The program, combining music and movement to help young children learn to control their bodies, encourages caregivers and kids together to have fun clapping, marching and moving to music.
Eagle Summit Healing Center, W5676 Water View Lane, off of County Road A, north of Tomahawk, invites the public to attend free and confidential Community Healing Rooms to receive prayer for healing. The rooms are open Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Contact Paula Thomas at 715-453-4119 with questions.
Open Arms Community Soup Kitchen is open Tuesdays, welcoming any hungry souls as well as those who want to socialize between 5 and 6:30 p.m. at the Corpus Christi Center adjacent to St. Mary’s Church. All are welcome to enjoy the free dinner. Anyone who would like to support this volunteer effort may send donations to P.O. Box 1, Tomahawk, WI 54487.