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Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm Little Bohemia
MANITOWISH WATERS CHAMBER AFTER 5  Thursday, April 27 – 5PM HOSTED BY LITTLE BOHEMIA LODGE The Manitowish Waters Chamber invites you to our Chamber After 5 on April 27. Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be available starting at 5pm. Be sure to get your raffle ticket to win some great prizes. Proceeds from this Chamber After 5 raffle sales will go to a local non-profit organization. This event is open to the public and we look forward to seeing you at Little Bohemia Lodge– located right off of Hwy 51 in Manitowish Waters on Thursday, April 27 at 5pm.
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm North Lakeland Discovery Center
The North Lakeland Discovery Center Bird Club will resume a full schedule of activities for 2017 beginning on May 1st with a social hour, a business meeting and a program at 7 PM  by Scott Walter PhD, Wildlife Ecologist and currently the Regional Biologist for the Ruffed Grouse Society/ American Woodcock Society. Scott’s presentation entitled “Little Trees Need Hugs Too” will focus on the importance of young forest habitats, detail conservation priorities and describe the life cycles of Ruffed Grouse and American Woodcock.  The general public, game bird hunters, and those interested in becoming an NLDC Bird Club member are welcome and encouraged to attend this informative program. Bird Club members are invited to arrive early starting at 5 PM for an hour of socializing and light refreshments before the business meeting at 6 PM.  If you have questions, please contact emily@discoverycenter.net or call the NLDC at 715-543-2085.
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Manitowish Waters Community Center
  A group of artists have come together to offer an free “open studio” to area artists, visitors and whoever loves being creative. The “studio” will be held at the Manitowish Waters Community Center on the first and third Tuesday each month from 10 – 3 (with exceptions for official town business and other regularly scheduled events).  This informal group welcomes all and provides a venue for people to share their creative energy. Each person should bring projects and supplies for art projects that they are want to work on or are wanting to start.  Participants MUST bring floor and table protection (tarp, drop cloth, plastic sheeting – anything that will totally protect the tables and floors).  Bring a lunch to stay for the whole day or stay for just a few hours.     2017 dates  January 3 and 17 February 7 and 21 March 7 and 21 April 18 May 2 and 16 June 6 and 20 No July Dates August 1 and 15 September 12 and 26 October 3 and 17 November 21 December 5 and 19  
May 2 @ 6:00 pm Manitowish Waters Airport
 
May 3 @ 9:00 am Koller Library
Mah Jongg – The Dragon Ladies Mah Jongg is the American version of the Chinese tile game. The Dragon Ladies are meeting at the Koller Library every Wednesday morning at 9am. New players are welcome to join. This is the perfect game to exercise your mind.   No sign-up necessary.  Just show up! More parking is available at the Community Building.  
May 3 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm Manitowish Waters Community Center
The Manito Art League offers monthly workshops from May through October. These workshops include programs offered by members and guest artists and cover a wide variety of interests. Workshops are held the first Wednesday of the month, following the Art League meeting, at the Manitowish Waters Community Center on Hwy 51 at 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM (Bring a lunch if you want)! They are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Free to Art League Members and $10 for non-members
May 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Manitowish Waters Library
What makes a hummingbird hum? It is a sure sign of spring when we start to see these beautiful little birds show up in the Northwoods. Learn about their amazing migration and adaptations in this fun and informative program. Program held at the Manitowish Waters Library. Wednesday, 12-1pm. Donations appreciated. 1-877-543-2085, www.discoverycenter.net
May 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm North Lakeland School
YOGA at North Lakeland School All levels Vinyasa Flow Wednesday’s 4:30pm to 5:30 pm Please call/text Elizabeth Gering in advance to reserve your spot – 715-297-1601                                    
May 4 @ 3:00 pm Koller Library
The book club meets the first Thursday of each month at 3:00pm. Everyone is welcome to join!
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Manitowish Waters Community Center
The Lions are sponsoring a new event. Our Spring-a-bration, will be held on Saturday, May 6th, from 7 to 11 PM at the Community Center. This event will be free to the public and will feature music, dancing, food, prizes and fellowship. There will be a cash bar. This is our way of saying “Thank You” to our community for all the support they give us throughout the year. Our Lioness Club will be co-sponsoring the event.
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am North Lakeland Discovery Center
Join a Discovery Center Naturalist for a guided nature walk that will help you open your eyes and hearts to the wonders all around. Then, enter into contemplative dialogue about the ways the landscape speaks to your Spirit. In partnership with Marywood Spirituality Center. Free. Donations appreciated.
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm North Lakeland Discovery Center
Want to learn more about the North Lakeland Discovery Center’s Garden Club? Join us for an introduction to who and what the garden club is and how you can help! Please come ready to work with gloves, garden tools and a smile. 10am-12pm. 1-877-543-2085, www.discoverycenter.net
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm MW Town Hall
Regularly scheduled Town Board meeting. Meeting agendas are posted 48 hours prior to the meeting on the bulletin boards at the Town Hall, Lakeland Hardware, and Little Star Garage.
May 10 @ 9:00 am Koller Library
Mah Jongg – The Dragon Ladies Mah Jongg is the American version of the Chinese tile game. The Dragon Ladies are meeting at the Koller Library every Wednesday morning at 9am. New players are welcome to join. This is the perfect game to exercise your mind.   No sign-up necessary.  Just show up! More parking is available at the Community Building.  
May 10 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm North Lakeland School
YOGA at North Lakeland School All levels Vinyasa Flow Wednesday’s 4:30pm to 5:30 pm Please call/text Elizabeth Gering in advance to reserve your spot – 715-297-1601                                    
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm North Lakeland Discovery Center
Volunteers and community groups are invited to join Discovery Center Staff in cleaning up the grounds, prepping gardens and trails, and doing a bit of spring cleaning. Indoor and outdoor options for helping out. Volunteers will be provided with lunch afterward. Thursday, 10am-12pm Please sign up by 5/10. www.discoverycenter.net, 715-543-2085
May 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm North Lakeland Discovery Center
The North Lakeland Discovery Center presents an evening of delicious nibbles and expanding your knowledge. Cash bar and complimentary appetizers from 5-6pm, program from 6-7pm. Pre-registration required. 5-7pm, $13 ($10 members). 1-877-543-2085, www.discoverycenter.net
May 12 @ 5:00 pm North Lakeland Discovery Center
Sponsored by and held at the North Lakeland Discovery Center. The Northwoods Birding Festival is an opportunity for bird enthusiasts of all levels to celebrate birds while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow birders in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin. Learn from experts in the field of ornithology, improve your birding skills through field trips to local birding hotspots, and see birds up close through bird banding demonstrations! This year’s 13th Annual Northwoods Birding Festival features field programs and keynote presentations by birding experts. We hope to spot you there! 1-877-543-2085 or www.discoverycenter.net
May 12 @ 7:00 pm Lakeland Union Highschool
A multi-instrument phenomenon, Dave Bennett is a clarinet virtuoso who plays electric guitar, piano, drums and vocalizes. He is the only artist anywhere saluting The Roots of Pop: covering music from the Swing Era to early Rockabilly and Country, to Elvis Presley, the Beatles and more. Dave is a blazing clarinet sensation playing the “swing style” of Benny Goodman. Leading his Tribute to Benny Goodman, Dave has been a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops (2013) and has played the program with 50 other US and Canadian orchestras including Nashville, Detroit, Rochester, Omaha, Toronto, Vancouver, Orlando, San Antonio, Jacksonville, Houston, Portland, OR and Portland, ME. Seventy-five performing arts centers across the USA have featured Dave’s performances. An annual fixture at a dozen American music festivals, Dave’s “Rockin the ‘50s” show always brings down the house. Dave pays tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis (piano and vocals), and Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley(electric guitar and vocals). Dave’s original compositions are influenced by the style of Roy Orbison, the “Soul of Rock and Roll”. Some of his annual “roots music” presenters include The Sacramento Music Festival, The Southern Oregon Music Festival, The Central Illinois Jazz Festival, The Clambake Jazz Festival, and The Redwood Coast Music Festival. Dave performs at The Grand Hotel Jazz Weekend every Labor Day on Mackinac Island. Dave’s “Swing to Rock” Roots Music show premiers as a symphony pops program April 2016 withThe Kingston Symphony Orchestra. (ON) Dave has been featured on NPR Radio’s “Jazz at Riverwalk.” He made his European debut in 2008 at theBern Jazz Festival (Switzerland) in a combo with jazz legends (and Benny Goodman band alumni) guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli and vibraphonist, the late Peter Appleyard. Dave is a Mack Avenue Records artist. His 2013 CD “Don’t Be That Way” met with critical acclaim. His second CD, slated for 2016 release is currently in production featuring original compositions influenced by Dave’s appreciation of jazz, blues, swing, gospel, and pop.
May 13 all-day North Lakeland Discovery Center
Sponsored by and held at the North Lakeland Discovery Center. The Northwoods Birding Festival is an opportunity for bird enthusiasts of all levels to celebrate birds while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow birders in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin. Learn from experts in the field of ornithology, improve your birding skills through field trips to local birding hotspots, and see birds up close through bird banding demonstrations! This year’s 13th Annual Northwoods Birding Festival features field programs and keynote presentations by birding experts. We hope to spot you there! 1-877-543-2085 or www.discoverycenter.net
May 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm North Lakeland Discovery Center
Join Project LoonWatch Coordinator Erica LeMoine to learn how to become a Loon Ranger with the Annual Lakes Monitoring Program. Loon Rangers choose a lake in Wisconsin to monitor loons from ice out to ice on. Information about loons arriving on and/or nesting on the lake is gathered throughout the summer and used to track annual trends for loons and their habitats. For more information, visit http://www.northland.edu/sustain/soei/loonwatch or contact Erica (loonwatch@northland.edu or call 715-682-1220). Pre-register with LoonWatch by 5/10/2017
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Manitowish Waters Community Center
  A group of artists have come together to offer an free “open studio” to area artists, visitors and whoever loves being creative. The “studio” will be held at the Manitowish Waters Community Center on the first and third Tuesday each month from 10 – 3 (with exceptions for official town business and other regularly scheduled events).  This informal group welcomes all and provides a venue for people to share their creative energy. Each person should bring projects and supplies for art projects that they are want to work on or are wanting to start.  Participants MUST bring floor and table protection (tarp, drop cloth, plastic sheeting – anything that will totally protect the tables and floors).  Bring a lunch to stay for the whole day or stay for just a few hours. 2017 dates  January 3 and 17 February 7 March 7 and 21 April 18 May 2 and 16 June 6 and 20 No July Dates August 1 and 15 September 12 and 26 October 3 and 17 November 21 December 5 and 19  
May 16 @ 5:00 pm Manitowish Waters Airport
The MW Airport is excited to host this Chamber After 5 to kick off summer in Manitowish Waters! Appetizers and beverages will be available starting at 5pm. Be sure to get your raffle ticket to win some great prizes. Proceeds from this Chamber After 5 raffle sales will go to a local non-profit organization. We hope to see you there! Mark your calendars now for our upcoming Chamber After 5 events: ~ Wednesday, May 31 at WinMan Trails with Northerly Collective ~ Tuesday, June 13 at Scholl Community Impact Group ~ Tuesday, June 27 at Redman Realty in Downtown Maniowish Waters ~ Tuesday, July 11 at Cranberry Square ~ Thursday, August 3 at Trout Lake Golf Course ~ Tuesday, August 15 Associated Bank and Rick’s Appliance Service at MW Community Center ~ Wednesday, September 6 – Manitowish Waters Historical Society at Bartling’s Cranberry Company
May 16 @ 6:00 pm Frank B. Koller Memorial Library
In the spring of 1989, Woolf was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Woolf wrote IT IS A LAUGHING MATTER because he was aware of what had helped him handle a life-threatening, life-altering event that subsequently permeated his life, and wanted to help others that might benefit from his experiences.  He realizes his technique does not work for everyone, but it can help some. Don’t miss this FREE program about our area resident, Jay Woolf!   
May 17 @ 9:00 am Koller Library
Mah Jongg – The Dragon Ladies Mah Jongg is the American version of the Chinese tile game. The Dragon Ladies are meeting at the Koller Library every Wednesday morning at 9am. New players are welcome to join. This is the perfect game to exercise your mind.   No sign-up necessary.  Just show up! More parking is available at the Community Building.  
May 17 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm North Lakeland School
YOGA at North Lakeland School All levels Vinyasa Flow Wednesday’s 4:30pm to 5:30 pm Please call/text Elizabeth Gering in advance to reserve your spot – 715-297-1601                                    
May 18 @ 8:30 am TBD
The Chamber Board meets monthly – normally on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Location is typically the Manitowish Waters Community Center – however please call to verify – as this time/date/location is subject to change.
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Koller Park
                MAY 21 – SEPTEMBER 10 Join us every Sunday from 4pm – 6 pm at Koller Park in downtown Manitowish Waters. This event is free and open to the public…..we hope to see you there! May 21   Scott Kirby May 28  The Kyle Mertz Band June 4    Brad Emanuel June 11  Mark Wayne June 17  Big Road  (Summer Solstice festival) noon-4pm June 18   Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys June 25   Thirsty Jones July  2   Lamont Cranston Band July 4     The Allen Brothers Band 4-6pm July  9    Chasin’ Mason July 16   Cletus & The Sliders July 23    Lee Walker Country Music Showcase July 30  The Jimmy’s August 6  Whitehouse Players August 13  Dave Steffen Band August 20  The Old Pine Road Band August 27  Spotlight Polka Band September 3  Bear Creek Band September 10  Bret & Frisk
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm North Lakeland Discovery Center
The North Lakeland Discovery Center is holding this class for those already trained on the Acoustic Bat Monitoring equipment but who would like a refresher on how to use the equipment before the survey season starts. 6pm-7pm. Preregistration required by 5/20. 715-543-2085, www.discoverycenter.net
May 24 @ 9:00 am Koller Library
Mah Jongg – The Dragon Ladies Mah Jongg is the American version of the Chinese tile game. The Dragon Ladies are meeting at the Koller Library every Wednesday morning at 9am. New players are welcome to join. This is the perfect game to exercise your mind.   No sign-up necessary.  Just show up! More parking is available at the Community Building.