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The calendar switches to December Saturday and truly it is “the most wonderful time of the year.”

The calendar is packed with special activities to welcome the holidays, with music, sports, parades, chili and much more.

Here's a look ahead, taken from the Antigo Daily Journal's advertising columns.

CHILI AND A PARADE

Antigo will welcome Santa Claus to town on Wednesday with the annual chili cookoff followed by the gala nighttime parade.

The 21st annual cookoff gets underway at 8 a.m. and soon afterwards the spicy smells of peppers and hamburger will be wafting down the avenue as chefs prepare their secret concoctions.

Sampling begins at 5:30 p.m. in traditional and roughneck varieties.

At 6 p.m. there will be a Community Tree-Lighting at Yesterday's Sign Park, corner of Fifth Avenue and Clermont Street.

At 6:30 p.m. the Community Christmas Parade, with the theme “Music Notes and Holiday Floats,” will travel down Fifth Avenue, through downtown. Santa will arrive at the parade's conclusion, and kick off a fun-filled holiday season. He'll also be in attendance at the fire house, along with the high school band, after the parade. Cookies and hot chocolate will be available.

He'll start regular hours at the Langlade County Historical Society Museum a few days later, on Saturday, Dec. 8.

SOUP, SANDWICH AND TREE-LIGHTING

Kick off the Christmas holiday season with fun, fellowship and a soup and sandwich supper tonight at the White Lake Community Center.

The White Lake Historical Society volunteers will serve chicken noodle soup with grilled cheese sandwiches starting at 4:30 p.m. Cookies and bars along with hot chocolate and cider will also be provided.

Cost for adults is $3, young people 6-12 is $2 and five years and under are free. Attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable donations for the White Lake Food Pantry.

The Christmas tree lighting at the Depot Museum will follow at 6:30 p.m.

MORE HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

Faith United Church of Christ will hold a Holiday Festival on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be homemade breads, candy, cookies, handcrafts, books, second-chance Christmas and more. For lunch, enjoy chicken soup, barbecues and pies.

Schroeder's is having an ornament extravaganza on through Sunday. Bring in a kid's hat or mittens to share with those in need and receive $5 off your purchase of $25.

The Antigo High School band will present its Yule concert. “A Christmas Portrait,” on Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Volm Theater. There will be performances by the concert, symphonic and jazz bands along with a Band Booster raffle.

Antigo Visual Artists will open a Christmas show, Art Under the Tree,” next Friday, Dec. 7, 5 to 7 p.m., in the gallery located at the Langlade County Historical Society Museum. Enjoy holiday treats and hot mulled cider and take part in the judging of hand-made Christmas tree ornaments. There will be paintings, sculpture, cards, mosaics, photography and much more, perfect for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts.

Antigo Community Theater encourages people to support the arts. In addition to Monday's high school band concert and next Friday's art opening, the holiday lineup also includes the Community Band and Of Chorus performance on Dec. 9; Blue Canvas Orchestra on Dec. 16; and high school choir on Dec. 17. Watch for details.

The Wolf River Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual holiday open house on Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. at the town hall and fire station in Lily. There will be a firefighters' chili cook-off, holiday treats, station tours, food pantry food drive and fire safety information.

Stop by the Elks Club on Saturday. Dec. 15 for Breakfast with Santa, hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of Langlade County. It starts at 8 a.m.

REMEMBERING

Antigo Elks will hold a memorial service “to our absent members” on Sunday beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the lodge on Clermont Street. There will be a simple and reverent ceremony honoring James Aulik, Robert Klessig, Allen “Pete” Peterson and Otto Wirth. Dessert and refreshments will follow.

Aspirus Langlade Hospital will hold a remembrance services on Thursday, 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the conference room. It is an annual program in remembrance of those we love.

A special program. “Surviving the Holidays,” will take place on Monday, Dec. 10, 6 to 8 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall at Peace Lutheran Church. When you are grieving a loved one's death, the holiday season can be painful, The seminar will help participants prepare for the holidays and discover hope for the future.

MOVIES

Now showing at the Palace Twin Theater are “”Instant Family,” rated PG-13 and “Dr. Seuss: The Grinch,” rated PG.

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

The Palace is also planning a special holiday movie on Sunday Dec. 9 at 1:30 p.m., with help from the Optimist Club. Free admission is donation of a non-perishable food item.

THEATER

Wausau Community Theatre presents “A Christmas Carol” Dec. 7 through 9 at the Grand Theater.

Performance times are Dec. 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.

Advance Tickets are $22 for adults, $18 for seniors, college students and active military and $13 for youth. They will be priced $3 higher at the door.

Call 715 842-0988 or go online to www.grandtheater.org.

AUCTIONS

Wausau Auctions plans two great sales today and Saturday. Today auctioneers will be at the Mike Brock estate, W536 County Road J, Gleason. It includes the 40-acre farm and equipment and machinery. On Saturday, the sale moves to the Albert Beaudry estate, W624 Lone Pine Rd., Merrill. It includes a 40-acre real estate parcel, vehicles, guns and more. For details on both sales, call the auction company at 715 536-1955 or 800 432-1922 or visit www.wausauauctioneers.com.

North central Sales Auctions LLC will host a live auction of the estate of Norman Rindal on Saturday starting at 10:30 a.m. at “The Block,” corner of Highways 45 and 52, Aniwa. Vehicles, including a 1928 Model A Sedan, firearms and sporting goods, antiques, collectibles, lawn and garden, household goods and more will be sold.

SPORTS

The spring/summer/fall ATV trails in Langlade County officially close at 5 p.m. today and will remain closed until May 1. In addition, all county highway road routes will also close at this time.

Antigo Elks will host the National Free Throw Hoop Shoot Contest on Saturday at All Saints Catholic School. All boys and girls ages eight through 13 are invited. There is no cost and door prizes will be available. Registration is at 12:30 p.m. with contest at 1:30 p.m.

Little Lady Red Robins Basketball Camp, for girls grades one through four, will take place on Saturdays, Dec. 1, 15 and 22, 8 a.m. to noon, in the multi-purpose gymnasium at the Middle School. Cost is $15 per player or $20 per family. Participants will receive a basketball and a T-shirt. Register on Saturday from 8 to 8:30 a.m.

Boys in grades one through four are invited to the Lil Red Robins Boys Basketball Camp starting Saturday at 9 a.m. in the Middle School gymnasium and continuing on Dec. 15, 22 and Jan. 5. First and second grades will play from 9 to 10:15 a.m. and third and fourth graders from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. It's sponsored by the Antigo Center Court Club.

There will be an open swim on Thursday, Dec. 27 at the Clara R. McKenna Aquatic Center, 2 to 7 p.m. It's free admission with donation of a non-perishable food item. The Antigo Optimist Club is the sponsor.

There will also be a open skate on Thursday, Dec. 27 in the indoor ice in the multi-purpose building at the fairgrounds. It will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is free with donation of a non-perishable food item.

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.

Give blood and help save a life. Aspirus Langlade Hospital, in conjunction with the Blood Center of Northcentral Wisconsin, will host a blood drive on Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the hospital conference room. Call the blood bank toll-free at 1-866-566-5900 to set up an appointment or for more information, Walk-in donors are always welcome.
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Antigo Area Weekend Activities
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The calendar switches to December Saturday and truly it is “the most wonderful time of the year.”

The calendar is packed with special activities to welcome the holidays, with music, sports, parades, chili and much more.

Here's a look ahead, taken from the Antigo Daily Journal's advertising columns.

CHILI AND A PARADE

Antigo will welcome Santa Claus to town on Wednesday with the annual chili cookoff followed by the gala nighttime parade.

The 21st annual cookoff gets underway at 8 a.m. and soon afterwards the spicy smells of peppers and hamburger will be wafting down the avenue as chefs prepare their secret concoctions.

Sampling begins at 5:30 p.m. in traditional and roughneck varieties.

At 6 p.m. there will be a Community Tree-Lighting at Yesterday's Sign Park, corner of Fifth Avenue and Clermont Street.

At 6:30 p.m. the Community Christmas Parade, with the theme “Music Notes and Holiday Floats,” will travel down Fifth Avenue, through downtown. Santa will arrive at the parade's conclusion, and kick off a fun-filled holiday season. He'll also be in attendance at the fire house, along with the high school band, after the parade. Cookies and hot chocolate will be available.

He'll start regular hours at the Langlade County Historical Society Museum a few days later, on Saturday, Dec. 8.

SOUP, SANDWICH AND TREE-LIGHTING

Kick off the Christmas holiday season with fun, fellowship and a soup and sandwich supper tonight at the White Lake Community Center.

The White Lake Historical Society volunteers will serve chicken noodle soup with grilled cheese sandwiches starting at 4:30 p.m. Cookies and bars along with hot chocolate and cider will also be provided.

Cost for adults is $3, young people 6-12 is $2 and five years and under are free. Attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable donations for the White Lake Food Pantry.

The Christmas tree lighting at the Depot Museum will follow at 6:30 p.m.

MORE HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

Faith United Church of Christ will hold a Holiday Festival on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be homemade breads, candy, cookies, handcrafts, books, second-chance Christmas and more. For lunch, enjoy chicken soup, barbecues and pies.

Schroeder's is having an ornament extravaganza on through Sunday. Bring in a kid's hat or mittens to share with those in need and receive $5 off your purchase of $25.

The Antigo High School band will present its Yule concert. “A Christmas Portrait,” on Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Volm Theater. There will be performances by the concert, symphonic and jazz bands along with a Band Booster raffle.

Antigo Visual Artists will open a Christmas show, Art Under the Tree,” next Friday, Dec. 7, 5 to 7 p.m., in the gallery located at the Langlade County Historical Society Museum. Enjoy holiday treats and hot mulled cider and take part in the judging of hand-made Christmas tree ornaments. There will be paintings, sculpture, cards, mosaics, photography and much more, perfect for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts.

Antigo Community Theater encourages people to support the arts. In addition to Monday's high school band concert and next Friday's art opening, the holiday lineup also includes the Community Band and Of Chorus performance on Dec. 9; Blue Canvas Orchestra on Dec. 16; and high school choir on Dec. 17. Watch for details.

The Wolf River Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual holiday open house on Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. at the town hall and fire station in Lily. There will be a firefighters' chili cook-off, holiday treats, station tours, food pantry food drive and fire safety information.

Stop by the Elks Club on Saturday. Dec. 15 for Breakfast with Santa, hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of Langlade County. It starts at 8 a.m.

REMEMBERING

Antigo Elks will hold a memorial service “to our absent members” on Sunday beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the lodge on Clermont Street. There will be a simple and reverent ceremony honoring James Aulik, Robert Klessig, Allen “Pete” Peterson and Otto Wirth. Dessert and refreshments will follow.

Aspirus Langlade Hospital will hold a remembrance services on Thursday, 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the conference room. It is an annual program in remembrance of those we love.

A special program. “Surviving the Holidays,” will take place on Monday, Dec. 10, 6 to 8 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall at Peace Lutheran Church. When you are grieving a loved one's death, the holiday season can be painful, The seminar will help participants prepare for the holidays and discover hope for the future.

MOVIES

Now showing at the Palace Twin Theater are “”Instant Family,” rated PG-13 and “Dr. Seuss: The Grinch,” rated PG.

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

The Palace is also planning a special holiday movie on Sunday Dec. 9 at 1:30 p.m., with help from the Optimist Club. Free admission is donation of a non-perishable food item.

THEATER

Wausau Community Theatre presents “A Christmas Carol” Dec. 7 through 9 at the Grand Theater.

Performance times are Dec. 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.

Advance Tickets are $22 for adults, $18 for seniors, college students and active military and $13 for youth. They will be priced $3 higher at the door.

Call 715 842-0988 or go online to www.grandtheater.org.

AUCTIONS

Wausau Auctions plans two great sales today and Saturday. Today auctioneers will be at the Mike Brock estate, W536 County Road J, Gleason. It includes the 40-acre farm and equipment and machinery. On Saturday, the sale moves to the Albert Beaudry estate, W624 Lone Pine Rd., Merrill. It includes a 40-acre real estate parcel, vehicles, guns and more. For details on both sales, call the auction company at 715 536-1955 or 800 432-1922 or visit www.wausauauctioneers.com.

North central Sales Auctions LLC will host a live auction of the estate of Norman Rindal on Saturday starting at 10:30 a.m. at “The Block,” corner of Highways 45 and 52, Aniwa. Vehicles, including a 1928 Model A Sedan, firearms and sporting goods, antiques, collectibles, lawn and garden, household goods and more will be sold.

SPORTS

The spring/summer/fall ATV trails in Langlade County officially close at 5 p.m. today and will remain closed until May 1. In addition, all county highway road routes will also close at this time.

Antigo Elks will host the National Free Throw Hoop Shoot Contest on Saturday at All Saints Catholic School. All boys and girls ages eight through 13 are invited. There is no cost and door prizes will be available. Registration is at 12:30 p.m. with contest at 1:30 p.m.

Little Lady Red Robins Basketball Camp, for girls grades one through four, will take place on Saturdays, Dec. 1, 15 and 22, 8 a.m. to noon, in the multi-purpose gymnasium at the Middle School. Cost is $15 per player or $20 per family. Participants will receive a basketball and a T-shirt. Register on Saturday from 8 to 8:30 a.m.

Boys in grades one through four are invited to the Lil Red Robins Boys Basketball Camp starting Saturday at 9 a.m. in the Middle School gymnasium and continuing on Dec. 15, 22 and Jan. 5. First and second grades will play from 9 to 10:15 a.m. and third and fourth graders from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. It's sponsored by the Antigo Center Court Club.

There will be an open swim on Thursday, Dec. 27 at the Clara R. McKenna Aquatic Center, 2 to 7 p.m. It's free admission with donation of a non-perishable food item. The Antigo Optimist Club is the sponsor.

There will also be a open skate on Thursday, Dec. 27 in the indoor ice in the multi-purpose building at the fairgrounds. It will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is free with donation of a non-perishable food item.

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.

Give blood and help save a life. Aspirus Langlade Hospital, in conjunction with the Blood Center of Northcentral Wisconsin, will host a blood drive on Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the hospital conference room. Call the blood bank toll-free at 1-866-566-5900 to set up an appointment or for more information, Walk-in donors are always welcome.
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