Stitches & Conversation is an open crafting group to share needle arts (knitting, crochet, etc) and other crafts, as well as conversation. All ages and skill levels are welcome. The group can help if you are just getting started or stuck and need help on a project. Bring along your current project and supplies, whatever your craft may be. Join us in the Felker Room!
Get your tickets today for The Highground’s Annual Patriotic Quilt Raffle – just $5 each, 5 for $20 or 15 for $40! You can purchase your raffle tickets at the Gift Shop (open daily from 10am-5pm) or by calling 715-743 4224. You can also send an email to email@example.com. The drawing will take place at noon on December 9. Note, you need not be present at the drawing to win. Calling all quilters! The Highground is looking for entries (laptop size or larger) for the Patriotic Quilt Display and Raffle! All donated quilts will be on display at the Museum later in the year through December 9 as part of our annual quilt display.
The meetings are free, and no registration is needed. The Cancer Caregiver’s Support Group Sharing Meeting is exclusively for caregivers of cancer patients. (Please no patients or guests.) Attendees will have the opportunity to share with and support one another. As a “sharing meeting,” there will not be a presentation. For more information about these meetings - or about cancer support group sharing meetings for men and women - please call Aspirus Cancer Care-Wisconsin Rapids at 715-421-7442.
Join our Marathon City branch staff and other literary enthusiasts during their monthly book club gathering! This month’s award-winning novel has a younger protagonist, but can be enjoyed by adults, too! 715-443-2775.
Have some coffee and cinnamon rolls with area Agriculture professionals at the Kow Kickin Café in Greenwood on December 12th. This is an informal opportunity to learn what 2024 has in store for farmers. Sarah Eibergen of FSA will talk about the Extended Farm Bill. Derek Schmitt from NRCS will discuss programs and updates. Richard Halopka and Matt Lippert from the Clark County Extension Office will talk about upcoming programs and trainings. This is a chance to ask questions and get some answers in a relaxed setting over coffee and sweets. Call the Clark County Extension office at 715-743-5122 to RSVP for this FREE event.
You’re invited to an afternoon chat with New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Land as she talks to us about her new memoir, Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education. When Stephanie Land set out to write her first book, a memoir titled Maid, she never could have imagined what was to come. Handpicked by President Barack Obama as one of the best books of 2019, it was later adapted into the hit Netflix series Maid, which was viewed by 67 million households and was Netflix’s fourth most-watched show in 2021, garnering three Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Stephanie’s escape from poverty and abuse in search of a better life inspired millions. Maid was a story about a housecleaner, but it was also a story about a woman with a dream.
Join us at our Athens Branch each month to discuss a variety of books with other literary enthusiasts and our Branch staff! Benjamin’s 2021 novel is based on the oral histories of survivors of an 1888 blizzard. 715-257-7292.
The meetings are free, and no registration is needed. The Cancer Support Group Meeting is open to women, men, caregivers, and support persons. Each meeting features a guest speaker. For more information about these meetings - or about cancer support group sharing meetings for men and women - please call Aspirus Cancer Care-Wisconsin Rapids at 715-421-7442.
Come deck the halls with song! Sing a holiday favorite or any song you'd like. Or just come enjoy and encourage the performances. All are welcome! Sing your heart out with legendary local karaoke DJ Lonie G!
Join the Stratford Branch Library and fellow readers for a wonderful book club discussion in December, or any month for that matter! This month is a holiday mystery by New York Times bestseller Perry. 715-687-4420.
Join us as we discuss "Scott's Tots and Other Good Intentions Gone Wrong". We'll discover what "The Office" can teach us about leading teams with help from Mid State Technical College faculty. Good leaders intentionally create opportunities for professional and personal growth with their teams. In this session we will use vignettes from "The Office" to laugh at good intentions "gone wrong", then use a creative innovation process to create intentional opportunities that "go right". Topics will include, but will not be limited to, avoiding the over-promise/under deliver pitfalls, implicit bias, safety in the workplace, building community in the workplace, and employee appreciation. NOT A MEMBER? Join us anyways! There will be a $10 fee for non-members due the night of the event. Register here: https://web.marshfieldchamber.com/events/MYPLeadership%20Lessons%20The%20Office-8291/details
This FREE event is open to the public and all are encouraged to come. The following will be provided free of charge: Food and drinks (including a hot chocolate bar), Photos with Santa Claus, Local health resource information, COVID-19 and flu shots (if eligible; while supplies last), Blood pressure checks, Diabetes screenings, Kids’ activities and more!
Veterans and families and loved ones of Veterans managing post traumatic stress (PTS) are invited to attend The Highground’s PTSD Peer Support Group on Sunday, August 20 at 2pm at The Highground. The topic for this gathering will be determined at a later date. This group is an important but casual gathering geared towards giving family and loved ones of Veterans managing PTS/PTSD a support system and tools to better understand what their Veteran is going through in their PTS journey. Veterans who come to the gathering receive the support of fellow Veterans and resources that many find helpful. Non-veterans are encouraged to attend even if their veteran does not attend with them. For more information and to RSVP (appreciated by not mandatory), send an email to Theresa at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715-743-4224. This program is made available with support from the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, the MDRT Foundation and the Charles E Kubly Foundation (charlesekublyfoundation.org).
Go beyond the book with a lively discussion of a variety of books at our Spencer Branch during their monthly As the Page Turns book club gatherings! In December, they’ll discuss Shipman’s 2021 novel about a meteorologist reluctantly returning to her hometown. 715-359-3996.
Come relax and enjoy a night of coloring! Work on your own or help us color in a massive coloring sheet to be displayed in the Library! All supplies will be provided. All ages welcome. No registration required. Just come have fun.
Have you looked with wonder at orchids, but decided they were too complicated to try at home? In this program, we will cover the conditions you need to provide to help your orchids thrive. We’ll learn about proper water and fertilizer management, light and temperature requirements, and how to coax them to flower again. This event is in-person and will not be recorded. Register at https://go.wisc.edu/52an46 for the 10am class. Contact Janell Wehr with questions at email@example.com. Free program. For more programs and information, go to https://marathon.extension.wisc.edu/horticulture/programs/.
Have you looked with wonder at orchids, but decided they were too complicated to try at home? In this program, we will cover the conditions you need to provide to help your orchids thrive. We’ll learn about proper water and fertilizer management, light and temperature requirements, and how to coax them to flower again. This event is in-person and will not be recorded. Register at https://go.wisc.edu/p9t3kx. Contact Janell Wehr with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Free program. For more programs and information, go to https://marathon.extension.wisc.edu/horticulture/programs/.
We are inviting all teens to play GIANT Board Games with us! Can you handle board games in a BIG way? No registration required. Stay for the whole program or just drop in for a few minutes. It's up to you! Program is intended for grades 6 through 12.