Antigo Area Weekend Activities|
Christmas activities are reaching a frenzied pace across the northwoods, with craft shows, open houses, concerts and much more filling the docket.
A look at events, taken from the Antigo Daily Journal’s advertising columns, follows:
CHRISTMAS IS COMING
The Shining the Light of Peace Christmas gala will be held tonight, 6 to 10 p.m., at Peace Lutheran Church and School. There will be gourmet hors d’oeuvres, along with chocolate and specialty cheeses. There will also be silent and live auctions featuring beautifully decorated trees and wreaths. Tickets are $25 each.
Faith United Church of Christ will host its holiday bazaar on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy homemade breads, candy, kolaches and cookies, handcrafts and second-chance booths. Lunch will include chicken dumpling soup, barbecues and pies.
A Christmas craft show will be held Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Jack LaMar Pavilion in Elcho. Bring an item for the Elcho food pantry and receive an entry for a door prize. One will be drawn per hour.
The Nail Depot will host its second annual Christmas bazaar on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Cocktail Cage in Polar will hold its first annual Christmas craft open house on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Rick’s 45 Roadhouse will host an ugly sweater party on Saturday beginning at 7 p.m.
Antigo Area Community Band and Of Chorus! will host their annual Christmas concert on Sunday beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Volm Theater at the high school. Refreshments will be served at intermission. A free-will offering will be accepted.
A soup and sandwich lunch, with proceeds to benefit The Giving Tree, will be held Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Enjoy your choice of chicken soup or chili along with a ham sandwich for $5. The Giving Tree provides Christmas gifts for children in need in Langlade County.
The Antigo High School band will hold its Christmas concert on Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Volm Theater.
This Christmas, give your children a letter from Santa. The Business and Professional Women of Antigo will be assisting Mr. Claus with the project. If you have someone who would like to receive a letter, along with a surprise gift, please send the person’s name and address along with $3 to Santa Letters, BPWA, P.O. Box 714, Antigo, 54409. Deadline for ordering is Dec. 17.
The Antigo Visual Arts organization is holding a $100-and-under holiday art and craft sale at the AVA Gallery in the Langlade County Historical Museum. The sale continues during regular museum hours, Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Jan. 8.
This Christmas remember someone special with a Love Light. The Langlade Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring the Love Lights tree again this year to help raise money for the LeRoyer Hospice and other programs. Lights are on sale in the lobby and may be purchased in honor of someone living or deceased as well as families, clubs and other groups.
It’s time to Shop with A Cop. The Langlade County Department of Social Services along with the sheriff and police departments are hosting the popular program, designed to establish and reinforce positive behavior between children and law enforcement. To make a cash donation, contact social services at 715 627-6500.
Antigo United Methodist Church is offering a special Christmas sermon series, “Christmas is not your birthday,” based on a book by Mike Slaughter, on Sundays through Dec. 22. Services are Sunday at 10 a.m. The children’s Christmas service will be held on Dec. 15 at 10 a.m.
Strasser-Roller Funeral Home will hold a community holiday service of remembrance on Saturday at 3 p.m. All are cordially invited. Refreshments will be served.
The Antigo Elks Lodge will host a memorial service for absent members on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Jim Galarowicz, Louis Koszarek, Dale Madison and Kortland Koutnik will be remembered. Lunch, dessert and refreshments will follow.
North Star Mohican Casino at Bowler will host the Vic Ferrari band in the bingo hall Saturday. Admission is free. On Dec. 21, Hip Pocket will take the stage.
Now showing at the Palace Twin Theater are Walt Disney’s “Frozen,” rated PG, and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” rated PG-13.
“Frozen” is showing 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.
“Catching Fire” comes to the screen Friday and Saturday at 7 and 9:30 p.m.; Sunday through Thursday at 5:30 and 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
The Palace Twin Theater will screen Christmas movies sponsored by the Antigo Optimist Club and the theater on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The theater will be screening Walt Disney’s “Frozen,” and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” Admission is free with donation of a non-perishable food item.
Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” comes to the Grand Theater in Wausau Dec. 13 through 15. For tickets, call 715 359-3972.
The Antigo Area Youth Hockey Association, in collaboration with the city of Antigo Park and Recreation Department, is offering free open skating at the Langlade County multi-purpose rink at the fairgrounds. There’s no charge with the donation of a non-perishable canned good. The schedule for December includes Dec. 7, 2:30 to 4 p.m.; Dec. 14, 7 to 8:30 p.m.; Dec. 21, 5:30 to 7 p.m.; and Dec. 23, noon to 1:30 p.m. In addition, free open hockey will be offered on Sunday nights, 7 to 9 p.m., through Dec. 29. Full equipment is required.
The Antigo Optimist Club will host an open swim on Friday, Dec. 27 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Clara R. McKenna Aquatic Center.
It’s pancake breakfast time at the Knights of Columbus. Enjoy the all-you-can-eat meal, including buttermilk and potato pancakes, pork sausages, coffee, milk and orange juice, Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon.
Give square dancing a try Sunday at Antigo Methodist Church. The Gateway Squares will lead the dance from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
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