This weeks news in brief
Denim and Diamonds
The YMCA of the Northwoods is holding the fifth annual Denim and Diamonds fundraiser Friday, May 31, at the Rosewood Barn in Harrison Hills. The event will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, complimentary wine, beer and soda, live entertainment, dancing, cash raffle, raffle baskets and live and silent auctions all with a casual theme of denim and diamonds. Social hour begins at 5:40 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Y’s annual support campaign. Tickets and cash raffle tickets can be purchased at the YMCA or any board member.
Apply now for Nicolet recruit academy
Nicolet College will hold a Law Enforcement Recruit Academy June 3 to Oct. 11 for individuals interested in starting a career in law enforcement. Classes will typically run from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday on the Nicolet Campus. The application deadline is Tuesday, April 30.
Applicants will go through a mandatory interview process at Nicolet followed by a mandatory fitness test, at Rhinelander High School. The academy is open to anyone who has at least 28 college credits in any field. The 720-plus hours of instruction will include lectures and hands-on scenario training covering numerous areas of law enforcement, including professional communication, emergency vehicle operation, tactical skills, and traffic and patrol procedures. Graduates will also be proficient in firearms, radar, and field sobriety testing. Upon completion of the academy, graduates will be eligible to go before the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board to become certified to work in law enforcement in the state. For more information, call 715-365-4535 or visit nicoletcollege.edu.
Rhinelander Area Food Pantry annual Spring Challenge
The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry is challenging local residents to contribute to the annual RAFP Spring Challenge. An anonymous local donor has stepped forward again this year to make a partial match for all donations or pledges received from March 1 through April 30. In announcing the event, RAFP Executive Director Guy Hansen said he wishes to remind everyone that donations may include cash, checks and food items (valued at $1 per item or pound) or pledges, as long as they are obtained during this two month period. Food items used for voting in the CANtastic event, through March 16 at the Rouman Cinema, will also count towards the challenge. Monetary donations can be made to Rhinelander Area Food Pantry c/o BMO Harris Bank, 7 N. Brown St., Rhinelander. Food items may be dropped off at the Food Pantry on Coon Street from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday.
Nicolet sets auditions for The Crucible
Allegations of witchery and the subsequent fear and paranoia that grip a community will play out on the Nicolet College stage in May when the Nicolet Players present Arthur Miller’s classic The Crucible. Anyone interested in performing in the production is encouraged to try out for the play with auditions scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 11-12, in the Nicolet College Theatre. As one of the largest productions ever put on by the community theatre troupe, there are roles for 20 individuals, 10 males and 10 females. “Some of the roles require significant stage time and others are smaller parts which are perfect for anyone looking to try community theater for the first time,” said Nicolet College Theatre Director Jim Nuttall. To prepare, scripts are available at most public libraries. Arthur Miller wrote the Tony-award winning play in response to Sen. Joe McCarthy’s hearings in the 1950s intended to expose subversive communists in the U.S. More details about the play, including a detailed list of characters, are available at nicoletlive.com. For information, contact Nuttall at 715-365-4476, or firstname.lastname@example.org.