Annual awards and officer induction meeting
Three Lakes Lions club will meet Monday, June 18 at the Oneida Village Restaurant. The Three Lakes Lion of the Year will be named, awards presented and new club officers inducted. District Governor Ron Boehm, Past District Governors Mike Lorbetski and Roger Weber, District Governor-elect Collette Sorgel and First Vice District Governor-elect Sandy Larson will be in attendance to share the Lions mission and vision. Social hour is 5-6 p.m., followed by a club meeting and dinner at 6 p.m. Permanent and seasonal residents are welcome to attend. Reservations requested by June 15. For more information, contact Bob Borek, 715-546-3457.
LARCS hosts senate candidate
The Lakeland Area Republican Women’s Club (LARCS) is hosting Senate candidate Leah Vukmir Wednesday, June 20. A luncheon at the Minocqua Country Club is open to the public and includes a plated lunch, drink, dessert, tax and tip. The LARWC meets the third Wednesday of the month, May through September. Meetings are open to the public, but a reservation is required. Guest speakers include a variety of political candidates and incumbents and social issue representatives. For more information, including cost to attend the June 20 meeting, call Lori Sill, 715-613-3384 or Norma Duerst, 715-892-7470.
Northwoods Pride Festival
A Northwoods Pride Festival for the LGBT community will be held June 23 at the Arbor Vitae Fireman’’s Park. The public is encouraged to attend to show support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. The festival opens at 10 a.m. with a community resource fair. A potluck picnic will start at noon; attendees are asked to bring meat to cook on the grill and a dish to pass. Entertainment, music and dancing until 6 p.m. Sponsored by The Rainbow Hodags, the Northern Highland LGBTQ community group and the Northwoods Progressives. For more information, visit northwoodspride.com.
Library program focuses on lake seasonality
The Rhinelander District Library is hosting a UW-Madison professor emeritus from the center for limnology June 25. John Magnuson, an aquatic ecologist and limnologist, will present a program entitled, “What does lake seasonality tell us about climate change and variability,” at 6 p.m.
Lake ice records in Wisconsin have been observed and recorded as early as the 1850s. What do these long-term records tell us about climate changes and variability. One long-term record from Japan observed on Lake Suwa began before Columbus discovered America and another in Finland began before the start of the Industrial Revolution. Magnuson’s presentation includes the question, “How do we in Wisconsin value lake ice as part of our ‘sense of climate’?” The program is free and open to the public.
Concerts on the Riverwalk set for Wednesday evenings
Live music Wednesday evenings at the band shell near Trig’s begins June 20 when the Rhinelander Area Community Band takes the stage at 7 p.m. Marches, popular tunes and more serious fare is presented by the 60-piece band under the direction of Jim Pekol.
The second concert will feature the Air National Guard of the Midwest, as part of its tour through Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. This performance will be held on Tuesday, June 26, instead of the usual Wednesday, at 7 p.m. No concert will be held July 4.
Also scheduled to appear are local country band Horseplay; GB’s Dance Band, a big band presenting a popular mix of music; and award-winning Minnesota blue grass band, Monroe Crossing.
Concerts are free, with good-will offerings accepted. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. In case of bad weather, performances will be moved to the Oneida County senior center, across the parking lot from the band shell.
Woman’s Club accepting grant applications
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs Rhinelander Woman’s Club is accepting grant applications for projects that will take place October 2018 through September 2019. Funds will be available this fall.
Local organizations should submit a letter with the name of the organization, its mission and proposed project or program and the amount of requested funds, along with name, address and phone of a contact person. Applications should be sent to: GFWC-Rhinelander Woman’s Club, P.O. Box 272, Rhinelander. In 2017 grant awards ranged from $100 to $5,000. Applications are due July 15.
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs members support the arts, work to preserve natural resources, advance education, promote healthy lifestyles, encourage civic involvement and work toward world peace and understanding.
Currently, the GFWC Rhinelander Woman’s Club has more than 80 members. It has been actively supporting community causes since its inception 120 years ago. The club was organized in 1898 when 20 women interested in study, fellowship, and improving the city formed the Rhinelander Woman’s Club. Its first project involved purchasing 300 books for the city’s first library.