Community Calendar and News Briefs: Jan. 8, 2020
A blood drive will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Spruce Room at Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital, 401 W. Mohawk Rd., Tomahawk, on Friday, Jan. 10. All presenting donors will receive a free long-sleeve T-shirt. To schedule your life-saving appointment, call 800-280-4102.
The Tomahawk Area Interfaith Volunteers’ Annual Board Meeting will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14 at Road Lake Pub, N8796 County Road S, Tomahawk. The meeting is open to the public. Lunch will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (on your own). Annual Meeting will start at 1:30 p.m. RSVP to the Tomahawk Area Interfaith Volunteers office at 715-453-8200.
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Tax-Aide Counseling Program is seeking volunteers in the Tomahawk area to join its core group of counselors. Tax-Aide, a free community service program offered by AARP and working in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR), helps hundreds of people in the Tomahawk area every year. Volunteers will partake in a three-day training session in Jan. 2020, and will serve as counselors and work with computers to assist clients in preparing and electronically filing Federal and State Income Tax returns, along with Homestead Credit forms, if applicable. Counselors usually devote on day per week from February to mid-April preparing tax returns at the Tomahawk Senior Center, 113 S. Tomahawk Ave., Tomahawk. Scheduling is flexible. For more information, contact Ron Lueneburg at 715-453-6864.
Tomahawk Alcoholic Anonymous meetings are held on Mondays at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 12 E. Wisconsin Ave., Closed Step; Wednesdays at noon at Grace House, corner of West Somo Ave. and 3rd St., Open Discussion; Fridays at 7:30 p.m. at Grace House, Open Big Book Study; Saturdays at 9 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 111 W. Washington Ave., Closed Step Meeting; and Sundays at 10:10 a.m. at Grace House, Closed Discussion. Tomahawk Al-Anon meetings are held on Mondays at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 12 E. Wisconsin Ave.; and Saturdays at 9 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 111 W. Washington Ave.
Veterans and their spouses are invited to join the Coffee and Chat Club at Ma’s Place, 5375 Highway 17, Gleason, on the second Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. The monthly gathering is sponsored by the VFW Post 1638 and Auxiliary in Merrill. For more information, call Janet Tesch at 715-921-2398.
VFW Post 2687, 203 S. 4th St., Tomahawk, will host cribbage every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Entry is $5.00 per person, with all money paid back to winners. All are invited to join. For more information, call David Hubatch at 715-224-3444.
Kinship of Tomahawk is seeking Lunch Buddy mentors to spend time with elementary or middle school youth on the Kinship waiting list. Mentors and youth will meet during the child’s lunch hour one day a week, or every other week. This commitment is for the remainder of the school year. Mentors will eat with the child, then either play a game, read a book or just sit and talk. The time together may include help with academics, but at all times the focus will be the fostering of a caring and supportive friendship. If interested, contact Patti Hilgendorf at 715-453-1910.
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. The library also hosts LEGO days from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on early school release days and board games after school from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the last Tuesday of every month. For more information, call the library at 715-453-2455.
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.