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Halloween fun will fill the weekend, starting tonight and continuing into next week.

A look at events, taken from the advertising columns, follows.

OWL-O-WEEN

Staff from the Antigo-based Raptor Education Group Inc. will bring their education owls, a truly charming assortment, out to Elmwood Cemetery off Forest Avenue on Saturday for a late afternoon celebration and owl release.

There will be a meet and greet with the REGI staff and birds starting at 5 p.m. At 5:30 p.m. two great-horned owls that REGI has rehabilitated after injuries will be released.

Gibson has 12 young owls in care right now and hopes to have them all returned to the wild by early November. Additional owl releases will take place in Wausau on Tuesday, Marshfield, Tomahawk and other locations to be announced. Check the REGI Facebook page or Web site for locations, dates and times. 

FOR THE YOUNGSTERS

Halloween celebrations start early, with a variety of special events stretching throughout the weekend.

Stop down at Black Hawk Hill two miles south of Antigo off Highway 45 tonight, 3 to 6 p.m., for a Haunted Trail and Spooktacular Scavenger Hunt. It is open to youngsters aged four and up. Walk the spooky trail collecting clues and learning about the horses. There are prizes for all participants, face painting and youth games. There is no admission charge.

The Antigo Optimist Club, in conjunction with the city of Antigo and Boys and Girls Club of Langlade County, will hold its annual Halloween Bash on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Heinzen Pavilion and Peaceful Valley Park off Sixth Avenue. Local businesses and groups will have booths set up along the walking trail for trick-or-treating and there will be a haunted maze inside the warming house. Costume judging is planned in various age divisions, including best group and best pet with winners announced at 4 p.m. The Optimists will also be serving small free cheese curds to children ages 16 and under, with larger orders available for purchase by adults.

City of Antigo trick-or-treating will follow on Saturday from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Faith Center Church will hold its 25th annual Fall Festival on Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. in the Middle School gymnasium. There will be games, a bounce house, face painting, balloon animals, food and candy and plenty of door prizes. It’s all available at no charge.

The village of White Lake plans trick-or-treat on Tuesday, 5 to 7 p.m. Leave your porch light on if you would like a visit from the little ghouls.

Trick-or-treat in the town of Elcho will be on Tuesday, 3 to 6 p.m.

FOR THE ADULTS

Held’s Bar in Deerbrook plans a red carpet party on Saturday, with games, red carpet drinks, party favors and appetizers. Music starts at 9 p.m. with a costume contest at 11 p.m.

Potawatomi Carter Casino Hotel will hold its Halloween bash on Saturday with spooktacular drawings from 6 to 10 p.m., complimentary food and beer on the casino floor from 8 to 10 p.m., and music by Almost Famous from 8 p.m. to midnight. Costume judging will be at 9 p.m. No masks please.

Not Bob’s on Antigo’s south side invites Halloween revelers to join us if you dare. Saturday night. There will be music by Sundowners from 8 p.m. to midnight, drink specials for those in costume, and judging at 11 p.m.

Crab N’ Jacks, formerly Buettner’s Wild Wolf Inn, at Langlade will hold its first annual Halloween party Saturday, promising a devilishly good time. There will be live music by Rat River Run from 7 to 11 p.m. and costume judging at 10:30 p.m. Appetizers will be available.

Koni K’s Korner Pub in Elcho plans a Halloween bash on Saturday with a deejay and karaoke starting at 8 p.m. There will be drink specials and costume prizes.

Stop down at Rick’s 45 Roadhouse on Saturday. Costume judging will be at 10 p.m.

Lil’ Hummer’s, Highways A and TT, Pearson, will hold its annual Halloween party on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be Backwoods Karaoke from 6 to 10 p.m. with prizes for best costumes at 10 p.m.

BOOK SIGNING

Book Bauble and Blessings in Neva will welcome Laurene Turner, author of Ghosts of the Keweenaw on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a ghostly trip to the Upper Peninsula, eerie tales, book-signing, sinister snacks and refreshments and spine-chilling store specials. The store is located in the Neva grocery store complex off Highway A.

MORE HALLOWEEN

Schairer’s Autumn Acres in Birnamwood is open for its final few days. Hours are Friday, noon to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It offers a corn maze, pumpkin patch, wagon rides, petting zoo, fairy tale trail and farm scene treasure hunt. Upcoming events include evening pumpkin strolls with 100 themed carved pumpkins spread throughout the maze tonight, Saturday and Tuesday, 6 to 9 p.m.

REFORMATION

Local Protestant church will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation on Sunday.

Activities open at Calvary Lutheran Church at 11:30 a.m., continuing until 1:30 p.m. Follow the Reformation timeline, learn about the Diet of Worms and enjoy German snacks featuring pretzels and root beer.

Eight local churches are joining together at Peace later in the day, at 3:30 p.m., for a celebration and opportunity to acknowledge how the Reformation changes cultures, history and the present way of life. Guest speaker will be Rev.Dr. Tim Roser. There will be trumpets, organ and mass choirs, activities for children and adults, German food and fellowship.

THEATER

Antigo Community Theater will present The Wizard of Oz starting Friday, Nov. 3 in the Volm Theater at the high school.

The curtain will rise at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under, or purchase an Oz package featuring two adult and two children’s tickets for $25. They will be available at the door or in advance at Neve’s Floors to Go, Furniture and Mattress Gallery

MOVIES

Now showing at The Palace Twin Theater are Happy Death Day and Flatliners, both rated PG-13, and My Little Pony: The Movie, rated PG.

For showtimes, go with www.antigotheatre.com, Facebook Palace Theater or check the movie line at 715 627-0222.

SPORTS

Antigo High School will hold its winter sports meeting on Tuesday beginning with online registration at 4:30 p.m. Overview and coach introductions are slated for 5:15 p.m. with individual sport meetings starting at 5:30 p.m. This is a mandatory meeting for all athletes who will be participating in winter sports.

The United Way of Langlade County is holding a drawing to win 10 seats in a row for the Green Bay Packers versus Tampa Bay Buccaneers football game Sunday, Dec. 3 at Lambeau Field. Transportation is included along with $500 in cash. The drawing will be held on Friday, Nov. 17 at 3 Sisters Cafe at Aspirus Langlade Hospital. Tickets are $20 each or six for $100 and may be purchased at CoVantage Credit Union, Inlanta Mortgage, Wagner Shell, Heartbreakers, North Star Lanes, Vickie and the Vets, Melody Mill or Rick’s 45 Roadhouse. They are also available from any United Way board member.

DINING

The Farmers Home Bar and Restaurant opens at 6 a.m. every day, serving the best breakfast around. Don’t forget the Friday fish frys.

SALES

Everything must go at a moving sale on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at N6153 Hwy. A, Deerbrook. A queen bed, furniture, electronics, aluminum trailer and plenty of freebies will be available.

FLU CLINICS

It’s the time of year to think about flu and pneumonia immunizations.

Lakeside Market plans flu clinics at the Elcho town hall on Nov. 3, 1 to 4 p.m.

Lakeside will also hold flu clinics in Birnamwood on Nov. 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Matsche Center.

The Langlade County Health Department will hold flu and pneumonia clinics at the Langlade Road office on Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to noon.

The health department also plans flu shots at area schools. The schedule includes Antigo High School, Oct. 31; Middle School, Nov. 1; Crestwood, Nov. 3; White Lake, Nov. 8; and Pleasant View, Nov. 10.

OTHER EVENTS

The Langlade County Historical Society Museum has switched to winter hours. It is open Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The complex includes the Carnegie library building, Deleglise Cabin and 440 locomotive and caboose. It is located at 404 Superior St.

The White Lake Area Historical Society operates the Depot Museum and Historical Center in White Lake. Winter hours are Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by appointment.
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Antigo Area Weekend Activities
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Halloween fun will fill the weekend, starting tonight and continuing into next week.

A look at events, taken from the advertising columns, follows.

OWL-O-WEEN

Staff from the Antigo-based Raptor Education Group Inc. will bring their education owls, a truly charming assortment, out to Elmwood Cemetery off Forest Avenue on Saturday for a late afternoon celebration and owl release.

There will be a meet and greet with the REGI staff and birds starting at 5 p.m. At 5:30 p.m. two great-horned owls that REGI has rehabilitated after injuries will be released.

Gibson has 12 young owls in care right now and hopes to have them all returned to the wild by early November. Additional owl releases will take place in Wausau on Tuesday, Marshfield, Tomahawk and other locations to be announced. Check the REGI Facebook page or Web site for locations, dates and times. 

FOR THE YOUNGSTERS

Halloween celebrations start early, with a variety of special events stretching throughout the weekend.

Stop down at Black Hawk Hill two miles south of Antigo off Highway 45 tonight, 3 to 6 p.m., for a Haunted Trail and Spooktacular Scavenger Hunt. It is open to youngsters aged four and up. Walk the spooky trail collecting clues and learning about the horses. There are prizes for all participants, face painting and youth games. There is no admission charge.

The Antigo Optimist Club, in conjunction with the city of Antigo and Boys and Girls Club of Langlade County, will hold its annual Halloween Bash on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Heinzen Pavilion and Peaceful Valley Park off Sixth Avenue. Local businesses and groups will have booths set up along the walking trail for trick-or-treating and there will be a haunted maze inside the warming house. Costume judging is planned in various age divisions, including best group and best pet with winners announced at 4 p.m. The Optimists will also be serving small free cheese curds to children ages 16 and under, with larger orders available for purchase by adults.

City of Antigo trick-or-treating will follow on Saturday from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Faith Center Church will hold its 25th annual Fall Festival on Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. in the Middle School gymnasium. There will be games, a bounce house, face painting, balloon animals, food and candy and plenty of door prizes. It’s all available at no charge.

The village of White Lake plans trick-or-treat on Tuesday, 5 to 7 p.m. Leave your porch light on if you would like a visit from the little ghouls.

Trick-or-treat in the town of Elcho will be on Tuesday, 3 to 6 p.m.

FOR THE ADULTS

Held’s Bar in Deerbrook plans a red carpet party on Saturday, with games, red carpet drinks, party favors and appetizers. Music starts at 9 p.m. with a costume contest at 11 p.m.

Potawatomi Carter Casino Hotel will hold its Halloween bash on Saturday with spooktacular drawings from 6 to 10 p.m., complimentary food and beer on the casino floor from 8 to 10 p.m., and music by Almost Famous from 8 p.m. to midnight. Costume judging will be at 9 p.m. No masks please.

Not Bob’s on Antigo’s south side invites Halloween revelers to join us if you dare. Saturday night. There will be music by Sundowners from 8 p.m. to midnight, drink specials for those in costume, and judging at 11 p.m.

Crab N’ Jacks, formerly Buettner’s Wild Wolf Inn, at Langlade will hold its first annual Halloween party Saturday, promising a devilishly good time. There will be live music by Rat River Run from 7 to 11 p.m. and costume judging at 10:30 p.m. Appetizers will be available.

Koni K’s Korner Pub in Elcho plans a Halloween bash on Saturday with a deejay and karaoke starting at 8 p.m. There will be drink specials and costume prizes.

Stop down at Rick’s 45 Roadhouse on Saturday. Costume judging will be at 10 p.m.

Lil’ Hummer’s, Highways A and TT, Pearson, will hold its annual Halloween party on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be Backwoods Karaoke from 6 to 10 p.m. with prizes for best costumes at 10 p.m.

BOOK SIGNING

Book Bauble and Blessings in Neva will welcome Laurene Turner, author of Ghosts of the Keweenaw on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a ghostly trip to the Upper Peninsula, eerie tales, book-signing, sinister snacks and refreshments and spine-chilling store specials. The store is located in the Neva grocery store complex off Highway A.

MORE HALLOWEEN

Schairer’s Autumn Acres in Birnamwood is open for its final few days. Hours are Friday, noon to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It offers a corn maze, pumpkin patch, wagon rides, petting zoo, fairy tale trail and farm scene treasure hunt. Upcoming events include evening pumpkin strolls with 100 themed carved pumpkins spread throughout the maze tonight, Saturday and Tuesday, 6 to 9 p.m.

REFORMATION

Local Protestant church will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation on Sunday.

Activities open at Calvary Lutheran Church at 11:30 a.m., continuing until 1:30 p.m. Follow the Reformation timeline, learn about the Diet of Worms and enjoy German snacks featuring pretzels and root beer.

Eight local churches are joining together at Peace later in the day, at 3:30 p.m., for a celebration and opportunity to acknowledge how the Reformation changes cultures, history and the present way of life. Guest speaker will be Rev.Dr. Tim Roser. There will be trumpets, organ and mass choirs, activities for children and adults, German food and fellowship.

THEATER

Antigo Community Theater will present The Wizard of Oz starting Friday, Nov. 3 in the Volm Theater at the high school.

The curtain will rise at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under, or purchase an Oz package featuring two adult and two children’s tickets for $25. They will be available at the door or in advance at Neve’s Floors to Go, Furniture and Mattress Gallery

MOVIES

Now showing at The Palace Twin Theater are Happy Death Day and Flatliners, both rated PG-13, and My Little Pony: The Movie, rated PG.

For showtimes, go with www.antigotheatre.com, Facebook Palace Theater or check the movie line at 715 627-0222.

SPORTS

Antigo High School will hold its winter sports meeting on Tuesday beginning with online registration at 4:30 p.m. Overview and coach introductions are slated for 5:15 p.m. with individual sport meetings starting at 5:30 p.m. This is a mandatory meeting for all athletes who will be participating in winter sports.

The United Way of Langlade County is holding a drawing to win 10 seats in a row for the Green Bay Packers versus Tampa Bay Buccaneers football game Sunday, Dec. 3 at Lambeau Field. Transportation is included along with $500 in cash. The drawing will be held on Friday, Nov. 17 at 3 Sisters Cafe at Aspirus Langlade Hospital. Tickets are $20 each or six for $100 and may be purchased at CoVantage Credit Union, Inlanta Mortgage, Wagner Shell, Heartbreakers, North Star Lanes, Vickie and the Vets, Melody Mill or Rick’s 45 Roadhouse. They are also available from any United Way board member.

DINING

The Farmers Home Bar and Restaurant opens at 6 a.m. every day, serving the best breakfast around. Don’t forget the Friday fish frys.

SALES

Everything must go at a moving sale on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at N6153 Hwy. A, Deerbrook. A queen bed, furniture, electronics, aluminum trailer and plenty of freebies will be available.

FLU CLINICS

It’s the time of year to think about flu and pneumonia immunizations.

Lakeside Market plans flu clinics at the Elcho town hall on Nov. 3, 1 to 4 p.m.

Lakeside will also hold flu clinics in Birnamwood on Nov. 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Matsche Center.

The Langlade County Health Department will hold flu and pneumonia clinics at the Langlade Road office on Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to noon.

The health department also plans flu shots at area schools. The schedule includes Antigo High School, Oct. 31; Middle School, Nov. 1; Crestwood, Nov. 3; White Lake, Nov. 8; and Pleasant View, Nov. 10.

OTHER EVENTS

The Langlade County Historical Society Museum has switched to winter hours. It is open Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The complex includes the Carnegie library building, Deleglise Cabin and 440 locomotive and caboose. It is located at 404 Superior St.

The White Lake Area Historical Society operates the Depot Museum and Historical Center in White Lake. Winter hours are Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by appointment.
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