Community Calendar for 1/11/21 to 1/18/21
The Antigo Times/Shopper tries, the best we can, to give you up to date event information, but with the COVID-19 pandemic things change rapidly, so some of these events may have been rescheduled or cancelled. Please check with the event coordinators before planning to attend.
Antigo Area Community Food Pantry January 13th 11am-1pm (Wed.) & January 15th 1pm-3pm (Fri.), 2120 Progress Blvd., Antigo (715) 623-1103. We ask that all individuals wishing to use the Food Pantry wait in cars, or outside and a volunteer will provide direction as to service. Our monthly donation focus for January will be canned soups (low or no salt).
Elcho Area Community Food Pantry January 11th & January 18th 2:30-4:30pm (Mon.), January 13th 4-6pm (Wed.), 11224 Antigo St., Elcho. You will receive prepacked bags of basic food items. Tell the volunteer how many in your family and if you have a specific need for something. Thank you for your cooperation. Note that the pantry is not open on holidays, or on days when the schools are closed because of snow. (715) 275-5010.
Blood Drive January 11th 10:30am-4pm Saints Mary & Hyacinth Catholic Church, 819 3rd Ave., Antigo. To make an appointment or to learn more, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire found at redcrossblood.org/rapidpass is encouraged to help speed up the donation process.
National Guard COVID-19 Testing Clinic January 15th 8am-4pm Langlade County Health Services Gym, 1225 Langlade Rd., Antigo. COVID-19 testing will be available to ALL Wisconsin residents 5 years old & older who have been notified that they are a close contact to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 (and is 5-7 days after their contact with them) or who are experiencing ONE of the following symptoms: fever, cough, loss of taste/smell, shortness of breath, sore throat, fatigue, body aches, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, chills and/or muscle aches. The test is free. No Wisconsin residents will be turned away. No appointment is need, but registration is strongly recommended. Register at: register.covidconnect.wi.gov. Other dates for testing will be January 29th, February 12th & 26th. Please call 715-627-6250 with any questions.
Eli’s Warriors Blood Drive January 16th 9am-1:30m Langlade Co. Fairgrounds, Multi-Purpose Building, 1633 Neva Rd., Antigo. To schedule your appointment please call or text Julie at 715-216-2812 or Corrie 715-610-7064. You may also sign up online by visiting communityblood.org. Use sponsor code OT39. In order to space apart our donors, we kindly request you schedule by appointment. This blood drive is held in partnership with The Community Blood Center.
Antigo Optimist Annual Tree Burn January 19th 5:30-7pm Antigo High School, 1900 10th Ave., Antigo. This annual event will take place at the Antigo High School gravel parking lot. You can bring your tree to throw on the fire! They will also do a Food Pantry Food Drive. Free hot dogs & hot chocolate! Things will be slightly different this year to keep things safe. The hotdogs will be wrapped and handed out with ketchup and mustard packets. The hot chocolate will be also handed out this year. Curbside pickup in the City of Antigo will be Monday, January 11th through Friday, January 15th. If the weather is bad, check the City of Antigo Park & Rec. Facebook page for changes.
Merrill Winterfest Sled Dog Race January 23rd & 24th Headstart Building (formerly Pine River Elementary School), W4165 Highway 64, Merrill. Come out & watch the different mushers as they lead their team of dogs through the trails. ISDRA-sanctioned races with cash purse & trophies for the top 6 places. More than 100 mushers compete during the weekend event. Skijoring, kiddie & celebrity races too. ***DATE may change, please watch site for more information.*** For more information, please call 715-873-4787 or go to http://www.witrailblazers.org/
Walls of Wittenberg Presents “The Art of the Quilter VII – Sew On and Sew Forth” January 23rd & 24th, January 30th & 31st, February 6th & 7th Saturdays & Sundays, 11am-3pm WOWSPACE, 114 Vinal St., Wittenberg. Quilters, we invite you to participate in our 7th open quilt show. This is a non-juried, non-judged show. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place People’s Choice and an Award of Excellence awards will be given. The 2021 show will feature: a vintage Manx quilt, Quilting Friends of Hatley deer/bear panel challenge display, a disappearing quilt block display/tutorial, a selection of gently used quilting books and back issue quilters’ magazines available for a free will offering. Show admission is FREE. Please join us in once again making this one of the best attended shows at WOW. COVID-19 precautions will be observed.
Antigo Optimist Club Meeting January 13th 12-1pm Game On, 623 Edison St., Antigo. Game On has implemented preventative measures for the safety of our members & community by promoting social distancing through table & chair arrangements & has implemented heightened building cleanliness. Virtual meetings will be done via webex meetings & you will be sent a link by email each Tuesday, prior to meeting. If you are interested in becoming an Antigo Optimist Club member or participate in a virtual meeting please send message through Facebook messenger.
Antigo Public Library Personnel & Finance Committee Meeting January 18th 10am Antigo Public Library, 617 Clermont St., Antigo, WI 54409
AA Support Group (Open) January 13th (Weds.) 7:00pm 727 Fifth Avenue, Antigo.
Narcotics Anonymous January 12th, January 15th & January 16th (Tues., Fris., Sats.) 7:00pm 725 Fifth Avenue, Antigo.
Healthy Respect Support Group January 12th 10:30am-Noon AVAIL Shelter, Antigo. Please call or email if interested. Contact: Roberta Darling at 715-623-5177 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids Clubs January 13th 6:30pm – 7:30pm Antigo Community Church, 723 Deleglise St., Antigo. One Way is for students in grades K-2 & CrossTrainers is for grades 3-6! All are welcome to join in the fun games, songs, Bible stories & small group time. We can’t wait to learn more about Jesus with everyone this year each Wednesday from 6:30-7:30pm in the Quest Center! We will be doing our best to be cleaning surfaces before and after and keeping up with our Covid protocols! For more information, call Adriana at 715-627-2805.
REALIFE Student Ministry January 13th 7:30-8:30pm Antigo Community Church Quest Center, 723 Deleglise St., Antigo. REALIFE is designed to be a safe place where junior & senior High students (grades 7-12) can invite friends to come and be a part of a night filled with encouragement, fun, and fellowship. At REALIFE we will introduce students to the gospel and teach life application. We will play games, do ice-breakers, worship, teach, and interact in small group conversation. For more information, please call Adriana at 715-627-2805.
NEWCOMERS – Nicolet Welcome Service has a FREE WELCOME PACKET filled with gift certificates and brochures from Antigo/Langlade County businesses. For a warm friendly welcome, call Christine at 715-627-2881 or go to www.nicoletwelcome.com.
The Hope Life Center Mobile Unit will be parked in the Antigo Country Store parking lot, 715 Superior Street, Antigo every other Monday from 10:00am until 3:00pm. Please visit HOPEWI.ORG for the most current dates and times. All services are FREE & CONFIDENTIAL. We offer pregnancy testing, ultrasound and STD testing & treatment for women. Call or text 715-843-4673 for an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.
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