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Conditions will be a bit iffy for the fishing opener, with ice still on some lakes at last check, but it will still be a big weekend of activities in the northwoods.

Plow Days, the Mattoon smelt fry and much more await residents and visitors to the area.

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

PLOW DAYS

The seventh annual Old Time Plow Days, a celebration of the big and small iron that served farmers for decades, is slated for Saturday,

Sponsored by the Northwoods Tractor Club, Plow Days will be held starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Polar Recreational Ball Park, located east of Antigo at N2700 County Highway S. The parade, a favorite of participants and spectators, will be at noon.

This year’s featured tractor will be the Farmall, which Tractor Club President Mike McDougal called probably one of the most popular tractors ever.

Weather and conditions permitting, the day will include plowing, threshing, chopping, chain saw carving and other demonstrations.

There will be static displays, including the thistle cutter, along with a flea market, crafters and other vendors on the grounds. Youngsters can also enjoy a petting zoo.

The day will also include raffles, food and refreshments and live music by Quarry Road Band.

Proceeds from the event will be earmarked for the club’s museum project.

SMELT FRY

The 53rd annual Mattoon Sportsman’s Club’s smelt fry will be held Saturday at the Mattoon Community Hall. Serving starts at noon.

There will be a bean bag toss tournament starting at 4 p.m. weather permitting.

CONCERTS

The Antigo High School bands will hold their spring concert on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Volm Theater. Performing will be the brass, woodwind and jazz ensembles, flute choir and concert and symphonic bands. There will also be a special presentation on the band’s recent trip to Disney World, a band booster raffle and refreshments at intermission.

Other upcoming concerts include:

—High school choir, Friday, May 18, 7 p.m., Volm Theater.

—Bill Staines, traveling troubadour, Saturday, May 19, 7:30 p.m., Bula’s Barn.

—High school jazz band, Tuesday, May 22, 7:30 p.m., Volm Theater.

MOVIES

Starting tonight at the Palace Twin Theater is I Feel Pretty, rated PG-13.

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

DINING

Spring has arrived and Vickie’s Food for Thought food truck is rolling. The truck will be in the parking lot at Krueger Chiropractic, corner of Sixth Avenue and Superior Street, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Stop down for gyros, burgers, salads, crispy chicken wraps and more.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Saturday at Fifth Avenue Restaurant/Lounge. The menu will include homemade chicken chimichangas served with Mexican rice and refried beans, Sue’s homemade guacamole and $3 margaritas.

Luxury Living, located north of Antigo at Highways 45 and I, will host a wine tasting event on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Try the new wines and get special pricing on wine, home decor and gifts, and in-stock outdoor furniture.

AUCTIONS, SALES

North Central Sales Auctions LLC presents the estate of Mr. McFarlane on Saturday at 10 a.m. at W1439 School House Road, Bowler. Items include a compact tractor with loader, vehicles, lawn tractors and mowers, tools, firearms, household items including a Ridgeway grandfather clock, and much more.

The 22nd annual North Sunset Drive Neighborhood Sale will take place on Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at a variety of garages and yards along the street. There will be several big sales for shopping convenience with something for everyone.

Mattoon United Methodist Women will host their spring bazaar on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church basement. There will be crafts along with homemade bakery, barbecues, brats and hot dogs.

Antique Treasures & Furniture Resale , located at 325 Superior St., across from the old location for McDonald’s, is now open. Bring in the ad from The Antigo Daily Journal and get 10 percent off your purchase through May 14.

CLEAN-UP DAYS

The town of Vilas will hold its spring clean-up day on Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon, at the town hall. Bring in old furniture, mattresses, clothing, metal items and appliances certified free of Freon. Building materials, yard waste, batteries, microwaves computers, televisions and other hazardous waste will not be accepted.

Residents of the town of Polar may participate in spring clean-up days May 19 through 26, Wednesday, 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon, at the recycle center on Polar Road. The clean-up is designed for household waste only, furniture, mattresses and household garbage.

FOOTBALL

Baseball season is just getting underway but summer football is just around the corner. Upcoming events and dates include:

—Summer school strength and conditioning class, June 11 to 25.

—Football developmental youth camp, June 5 and 6.

—High school football mini camp, July 16 to 19.

—and Antigo captain lead football 7 on 7, every Monday in June and July.

Information on all the camps is available at www.antigofootball.com.

OTHER EVENTS

The Langlade County Historical Society Museum 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. Hours are Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by appointment.

Antigo School District Administrator Dr. Colleen Timm invites the public to join her for Coffee with Colleen, Tuesday, May 15, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., at the Dixie Lunch. Join the conversation about district initiatives in a casual, roundtable setting.

Grandview Orchard will continue its spring workshops with basic biological fruit tree care on May 9, 5 to 8 p.m., and May 20, 1 to 4 p.m. Learn the basics of caring for fruit trees with synthetic chemicals. Orchard tours are included. Preregistration is required. Call 715 216-5821 to register.

AmeriGas, 1584 Neva Rd., will hold its annual Customer Appreciation Day on Friday, May 11, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be food and refreshments, drawings and giveaways and $10 cylinder gills.

The Antigo school district will hold its annual recognition social on Wednesday beginning at 5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. Retirees and employees with 25, 20, 15 and 10 years of service will all be honored.

Aspirus Langlade Hospital, in conjunction with the Blood Center of Northcentral Wisconsin, will hold its monthly blood drive on Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the conference room. Call 1-866-566-5900 to schedule an appointment or for more information. Walk-in donors are always welcome.
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Antigo Area Weekend Activities
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Conditions will be a bit iffy for the fishing opener, with ice still on some lakes at last check, but it will still be a big weekend of activities in the northwoods.

Plow Days, the Mattoon smelt fry and much more await residents and visitors to the area.

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

PLOW DAYS

The seventh annual Old Time Plow Days, a celebration of the big and small iron that served farmers for decades, is slated for Saturday,

Sponsored by the Northwoods Tractor Club, Plow Days will be held starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Polar Recreational Ball Park, located east of Antigo at N2700 County Highway S. The parade, a favorite of participants and spectators, will be at noon.

This year’s featured tractor will be the Farmall, which Tractor Club President Mike McDougal called probably one of the most popular tractors ever.

Weather and conditions permitting, the day will include plowing, threshing, chopping, chain saw carving and other demonstrations.

There will be static displays, including the thistle cutter, along with a flea market, crafters and other vendors on the grounds. Youngsters can also enjoy a petting zoo.

The day will also include raffles, food and refreshments and live music by Quarry Road Band.

Proceeds from the event will be earmarked for the club’s museum project.

SMELT FRY

The 53rd annual Mattoon Sportsman’s Club’s smelt fry will be held Saturday at the Mattoon Community Hall. Serving starts at noon.

There will be a bean bag toss tournament starting at 4 p.m. weather permitting.

CONCERTS

The Antigo High School bands will hold their spring concert on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Volm Theater. Performing will be the brass, woodwind and jazz ensembles, flute choir and concert and symphonic bands. There will also be a special presentation on the band’s recent trip to Disney World, a band booster raffle and refreshments at intermission.

Other upcoming concerts include:

—High school choir, Friday, May 18, 7 p.m., Volm Theater.

—Bill Staines, traveling troubadour, Saturday, May 19, 7:30 p.m., Bula’s Barn.

—High school jazz band, Tuesday, May 22, 7:30 p.m., Volm Theater.

MOVIES

Starting tonight at the Palace Twin Theater is I Feel Pretty, rated PG-13.

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

DINING

Spring has arrived and Vickie’s Food for Thought food truck is rolling. The truck will be in the parking lot at Krueger Chiropractic, corner of Sixth Avenue and Superior Street, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Stop down for gyros, burgers, salads, crispy chicken wraps and more.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Saturday at Fifth Avenue Restaurant/Lounge. The menu will include homemade chicken chimichangas served with Mexican rice and refried beans, Sue’s homemade guacamole and $3 margaritas.

Luxury Living, located north of Antigo at Highways 45 and I, will host a wine tasting event on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Try the new wines and get special pricing on wine, home decor and gifts, and in-stock outdoor furniture.

AUCTIONS, SALES

North Central Sales Auctions LLC presents the estate of Mr. McFarlane on Saturday at 10 a.m. at W1439 School House Road, Bowler. Items include a compact tractor with loader, vehicles, lawn tractors and mowers, tools, firearms, household items including a Ridgeway grandfather clock, and much more.

The 22nd annual North Sunset Drive Neighborhood Sale will take place on Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at a variety of garages and yards along the street. There will be several big sales for shopping convenience with something for everyone.

Mattoon United Methodist Women will host their spring bazaar on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church basement. There will be crafts along with homemade bakery, barbecues, brats and hot dogs.

Antique Treasures & Furniture Resale , located at 325 Superior St., across from the old location for McDonald’s, is now open. Bring in the ad from The Antigo Daily Journal and get 10 percent off your purchase through May 14.

CLEAN-UP DAYS

The town of Vilas will hold its spring clean-up day on Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon, at the town hall. Bring in old furniture, mattresses, clothing, metal items and appliances certified free of Freon. Building materials, yard waste, batteries, microwaves computers, televisions and other hazardous waste will not be accepted.

Residents of the town of Polar may participate in spring clean-up days May 19 through 26, Wednesday, 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon, at the recycle center on Polar Road. The clean-up is designed for household waste only, furniture, mattresses and household garbage.

FOOTBALL

Baseball season is just getting underway but summer football is just around the corner. Upcoming events and dates include:

—Summer school strength and conditioning class, June 11 to 25.

—Football developmental youth camp, June 5 and 6.

—High school football mini camp, July 16 to 19.

—and Antigo captain lead football 7 on 7, every Monday in June and July.

Information on all the camps is available at www.antigofootball.com.

OTHER EVENTS

The Langlade County Historical Society Museum 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. Hours are Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by appointment.

Antigo School District Administrator Dr. Colleen Timm invites the public to join her for Coffee with Colleen, Tuesday, May 15, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., at the Dixie Lunch. Join the conversation about district initiatives in a casual, roundtable setting.

Grandview Orchard will continue its spring workshops with basic biological fruit tree care on May 9, 5 to 8 p.m., and May 20, 1 to 4 p.m. Learn the basics of caring for fruit trees with synthetic chemicals. Orchard tours are included. Preregistration is required. Call 715 216-5821 to register.

AmeriGas, 1584 Neva Rd., will hold its annual Customer Appreciation Day on Friday, May 11, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be food and refreshments, drawings and giveaways and $10 cylinder gills.

The Antigo school district will hold its annual recognition social on Wednesday beginning at 5 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. Retirees and employees with 25, 20, 15 and 10 years of service will all be honored.

Aspirus Langlade Hospital, in conjunction with the Blood Center of Northcentral Wisconsin, will hold its monthly blood drive on Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the conference room. Call 1-866-566-5900 to schedule an appointment or for more information. Walk-in donors are always welcome.
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