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Antigo Area Weekend Activities
The long Memorial Day weekend, filled with a mix of music, celebrations and solemn remembrances arrives tonight.

There will be plenty to do, ranging from a bash welcoming summer in Elcho to a mix of music venues, racing at the fairgrounds, and much more.

Check today’s front page for a list of Memorial Day observances throughout the area.

A look ahead, taken from the Antigo Daily Journal’s advertising columns, follows:


The Elcho Community pavilion located next to United Church of Christ will hold its second annual Welcome to Summer Celebration Saturday starting a 10 a.m.

There will be crafts and fine arts for sale along with hamburgers, brats and beer served all day.

The Jim Busta Polka Band, with Karl of the Kountry Dutchmen, will play from 1 to 5 p.m.


The LeRoyer Walkway at Langlade Hospital will host a military ceremony and remembrance service Monday at 1 p.m. on the new walkway located on the north side of the hospital campus.

Everyone is welcome and invited to bring a red geranium to plant in remembrance of a loved one.

Refreshments will follow in the Three Sisters Cafe.


The Shrine Circus comes to the Langlade County Fairgrounds on Wednesday for two performances, at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Enjoy all the Greatest Show on earth has to offer, including elephants, tigers, aerialists and performers from around the world.

There will be a circus pre-party one hour before each performance, with a chance to ride an elephant or pony, face painting and meet and greet with the circus stars.

Tickets are $14 for children 12 and under and $18 for adults.


Swartzendruber’s Supper Club at Bass Lake will hold its summer kick-off on Saturday, 6 to 10 p.m. Enjoy live music with Little Cisco playing classic and country rock, cocktails and the stunning view from the deck.

Nick’s Tap will feature DJ Irish at 9 p.m. tonight.

The Edison Club Event Center will hold its one year anniversary bash on Saturday starting at 6 p.m. There will be free beer from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and live music at 8 p.m. with Consult the Briefcase.

Headquarters II hosts karaoke at 9 p.m., along with two-fers, every Thursday. There’s also happy hour every weekday, 3 to 6 p.m.


Enjoy the fast action at the Langlade County Fairgrounds on Sunday with Salute to Veterans Night. Winged Outlaw Sprints and Late Models will take to the half-mile oval with hot laps starting at 6 p.m. Admission is $17.

Riverview Golf Course will begin league play after Memorial Day. Men’s 9-Hole League starts May 29 and Couple’s League on June 3. Sign up now at 715 623-2663.

The state Department of Natural Resources will offer a variety of free fun days, with no registration required, on June 1 and 2. Hit an ATV trail, enjoying fishing, or try out a state trail fee-free with no license required that weekend. On June 2, admission fees will also be waived in state parks.

The Phlox Sportsman’s Club trap range will be open for practice on Wednesday. A 10-week league will begin on June 3 and will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m.

Swartzendruber’s Supper Club at Bass Lake offers a “Nine and Dine” special every Saturday starting at 4:30 p.m. For $30, enjoy nine holes of golf with cart and dinner.


Open auditions for the Antigo High School/community summer musical “Jekyll and Hyde” will be held Thursday and Friday, 4 to 7 p.m., in the high school choir room. There are roles for ages 15 on up. Backstage help is also needed.

Production dates are Aug. 1 through 4.

Now showing at the Palace Twin Theater are “Star Trek Into the Darkness,” rated PG-13, “Epic,” rated PG.

“Epic” is being screened Friday and Saturday at 7 and 9 p.m., Sunday through Thursday at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

“Star Trek” is being screened Friday and Saturday at 7 and 9:15 p.m., Sunday through Thursday at 5:30 and 7:45 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.


A moving sale will be held today and Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m. at 938 Deresch St. Furniture, dishes, pictures, clothing and much more will be sold.


A brat and hamburger fry to benefit Wyatt, three-year-old grandson of Mary and Bill Burt, is being held today until 4 p.m. at Wagner’s Shell on Antigo’s south side. All proceeds will go to support Ataxia-Telangiectasia research and Wyatt and his family.


Antigo Visual Arts presents the printmaking art of “Jim Rowe: A Hometown Treasure” in the gallery at the Langlade County Historical Society Museum through May 30. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Whimsical & Wild bentwood and screenprints are on display through June 16 at the Woodson Art Museum in Wausau. There is always free admission.

McDougal’s Farm will have its unique greenhouse open May 24 through 26 featuring a wide variety of organically grown plants. There will be door prizes given away daily and, on Sunday, a free growing and drying herbs workshop at 1 p.m. The greenhouse is located at W10835 Bluebell Rd., Deerbrook. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Gingerbread House is holding its first anniversary celebration through June 2 with a prize wheel, door prizes and refreshments. The store, offering country and rustic decor, is located two miles north of Fleet Farm off Highway 45.

A job fair will be held Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Northcentral Technical College Antigo campus. There is no cost to applicants and all employment levels are available. Bring extra copies of your resume.

Travel back 100 years and visit The Old Corner School at Neva Corners. It is open on weekends throughout the summer, noon to 4 p.m.

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612 Superior Street
Antigo, WI 54409
Phone: 715-623-4191
Fax: 715-623-4193
Mail to: Fred Berner
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612 Superior Street,
Antigo, WI 54409
Phone: 715-623-4191
Fax: 715-623-4193
Mail to: Fred Berner
MapOnUs Location: (local)

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