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Museum to host benefit auction

The Northwoods Children’s Museum (NCM) will hold its annual Benefit Auction Monday, June 23, at the Whitetail Inn in St. Germain.

The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour and festivities, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.

“We wanted to change things up and offer something different than in the past,” said Rouleen Gartner, executive director. “Moving the auction to June jump-starts the summer and gets people excited about the museum.”

This year’s benefit auction will have a new theme,

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:50 PM
Film festival planned June 19 in Three Lakes

The Three Lakes Center for the Arts will kick off its second film fest Thursday, June 19, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Brad Pruitt.

Voted “One of 20 of the Most Creative Milwaukeeans,” Pruitt’s film “Bending Toward the Light” explores the challenges and triumphs of educational systems in the United States through the lens of students, parents, teachers, reformers and activists.

All of the films will be preceded by a reception with

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:49 PM
Relay For Life luminaria available

The 2014 Relay For Life of the Northwoods is set Friday, June 20, at the Northland Pines High School track. The traditional luminaria candlelit-bags that line the track for all attending to read as they walk their laps are now available for a $5 minimum donation.

“The 9:30 p.m. luminaria ceremony is a ceremony of remembrance of hope. It is a way to honor survivors and those who have lost the battle with cancer,” said Laura Weber, Relay organizer.

This year, kindergarten through third-grade

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:49 PM
Event donation
The Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. recently made a $500 donation to the Conover Lions Club’s Take A Kid Fishing event, to be held Sunday, June 15, at the Conover Town Park located on Highway K East. Event registration will begin at 11 a.m. On hand for the check presentation were, from left, club members Ken Dotson and Lenny Johnson, Scott Samuels of the Headwaters Chapter of Muskies Inc. and Conover Lions Club President Roger Flaherty.  —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:48 PM
Yeager to speak on solar power

Many Ways of Peace in Eagle River will hold its monthly Peace Café Thursday, June 12, from noon to 1 p.m. This month’s topic will be “Real Life Solar Electric in the North Woods,” presented by Mark Yeager.

Soup featuring local and organic ingredients and tea or fair-trade coffee will be served at noon, followed by the program. The cost will be $6 per person. Reservations are recommended.

Yeager will talk about solar electric and its feasibility as a renewable energy source in the north. In fact, according to Yeager, working solar is actually a reality here.

Mark Yeager is the proprietor of Sun and Daughters LLC

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:48 PM
Returning missionaries
The board of Community Bible Church of Eagle River announced it has welcomed back the Rev. Jon Johnson and his family from their missionary work in Kenya, Africa. Johnson and his wife, Almi, served with The Master’s Mission for 18 years working as remote church planters with the Maasai people.  During this time, they also helped the local communities dig wells, supervised the building of a health center and started and staffed a learning center. The family will transition into work at the church. 	             —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:46 PM
Auxiliary plans meeting, luncheon

The Auxiliary-Partners of Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital (MERMH) announced its upcoming events.

There will be a board and membership meeting Tuesday, June 17,  in the hospital cafeteria. The board meeting will begin at 11 a.m., and the membership meeting will start at 12:30 p.m.

Refreshments will be served. New members are welcome.

For more information about the meeting,

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:46 PM
Art of Cheese fundraiser set June 18 in Land O’ Lakes

Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Inc. (LOLA) will hold its annual fundraiser, the Art of Cheese Wednesday, June 18, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Forest Lake Country Store in Land O’?Lakes.

The event will feature a tasting wine and many Wisconsin cheeses, and a live and silent auction. Tickets are available at the store and the LOLA Center for the Arts for $25.

The live auction includes items such as an art package of work from Wendy Powalisz and Karen Lenhart, a fishing package with Larry Smith Charter, a overnight stay package in Bayfield, and dinner for 10 from local chef Mike McAdams.

Some of the silent auction items include a walking stick from Ottawa

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:46 PM
Drone documentary to show June 18 in Eagle River

Many Ways of Peace in downtown Eagle River will show the documentary, “Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars,” Wednesday, June 18, from 7 to 9 p.m.

In the film, director Robert Greenwald of Brave New Films investigates the impact of U.S. drone strikes at home and abroad through more than 70 separate interviews, including a former American drone operator.

Since 2004, the United States has used armed drones in hundreds of missile strikes against people in Pakistan.

For more information about the documentary,

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 1:45 PM
Scarecrow-making session planned Thursday, June 12

The Vilas County Master Gardeners and Custom Landscaping of Eagle River will co-sponsor a scarecrow building project Thursday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m. at Custom Landscaping.

Materials for the scarecrow framework will be supplied by Custom Landscaping at a cost of $15 per scarecrow. Apparel and accessories for the scarecrow will need to be provided by the event participants.

A prize will be awarded for the most creative scarecrow made. Reservations are required.

To make a reservation, call Katie at Custom at (715) 479-6762.

Custom Landscaping is located at 1144 Highway 45 South.

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