If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, you won’t have to look far. Many family events will take place this weekend.
The Merrill Ice Drags will take place on Saturday, February 19 from noon to 5 p.m. at Lake Alexander. It’s the world championship. Enter from Council Grounds Drive. Booth passes are $15.
Frosty Family Fun Days will be held February 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Oak Avenue Community Center, 101 South Oak Avenue. D&T Rentals will have a variety of inflatables and various children’s activities that will keep the kids busy for hours. Cost is $10 for all day bracelets. Group rates and party packages are available. Adults and children under one year are free.
The Chestnut Center for the Arts will be hosting a t-shirt decorating event on Sunday, February 20 from 1-3 p.m. The cost is $5. Try different painting techniques on a t-shirt or piece of fabric. Bring your own shirt and another item to paint. All other materials provided. Click here to buy tickets. It is located at 208 South Chestnut Avenue.
Wakely’s Winter Feast will take place on Saturday, February 19 from 4-8 p.m. Robert and Mary Wakely, early pioneers in central Wisconsin, were known for their midwinter parties held at their hotel along the Wisconsin River just south of present-day Nekoosa. . Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. It is located at the Nekoosa Area Senior Community Center, 416 Crestview Lane. A homemade pioneer feast of domestic and wild game dishes will be served, including dessert. The evening will also include music and dancing. Click here for more information.
Playhouse Theater Group will hold its Fairy Tall Ball on Saturday, February 19. Tickets are $25. Click here to buy tickets. An afternoon event is from 2-4:30 p.m. The evening ball is from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Families can meet some of the most beloved fairy tale characters to get their autographs, take photos and join them on the dance floor. There is no dress code for the Fairy Tale Ball, but children are encouraged to dress in their favorite character’s costume or in Sunday attire. Adults must dress up, but not in costume. The ball is held at Memories, 2811 Plover Springs Dr, in Plover.
The UWSP Museum of Natural History will host Sensory Sunday and the Planetarium JR Scientist Show: Larry, Cat in Space. The event will take place on Sunday, February 20 from 3 to 4 p.m. Sensory Sunday will have activities and games from 3-3:30 p.m. in the main area in front of the Planetarium. Then, from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy the show. It is located at 900 Reserve St. in Stevens Point.
The Three Lakes Lions Club will be hosting a Family Fun Skate on Sunday, February 20 from 1-4 p.m. at the Village Ice Rink located on the site of the former Oneida Village Inn. There will be free s’more fixings and free hot chocolate. Families are encouraged to bring hot dogs to roast and enjoy free s’mores provided by Pick ‘N Save.
The 4th Annual Vintage Snowmobile Show & Ride will be held on Saturday, February 19 at Willow Springs Garden. Additional events include snow painting, cupcake decorating, sleigh rides and more. Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Weather permitting, a hot air balloon ride is scheduled for 9 a.m. The balloon will shine around the barn at 5:30 p.m. Willow Spring is located northwest of Wausau at 5480 Hillcrest Drive.
Wausau Cyclones will be hosting their Teddy Bear Throw on Saturday February 19th. Fans are encouraged to bring teddy bears to the Feb. 19 game at Marathon Park. When the Cyclones score their first goal of the game, fans will throw their teddy bears on the ice for the benefit of kids in north-central Wisconsin. The game begins at 7:10 p.m. On Sunday, the Cyclones will auction off specialty jerseys in support of Apraxia Kids, which is a state-funded 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity. Minimum bids start at $150; bids must be in $50 increments. Infantile apraxia of speech is a motor speech disorder that makes it difficult for children to speak. A silent auction for the remaining jersey below will take place from 2:40 p.m. on February 20 to 5:00 p.m. on February 20. Bidders with the highest bid will be contacted after the auction to coordinate delivery of the jersey. Marathon Park is located at 1201 Stewart Ave. in Wausau.
People can visit the Nine Mile Recreation Area for free on February 19 and 20. Marshfield Medical Center in Weston is sponsoring a free admission weekend. People can go cross-country skiing or snowshoeing without having to purchase a day pass. Rentals are available for a fee in the chalet during regular business hours. Nine Mile is southwest of Wausau. The Chalet parking lot and building are located at 221700 Red Bud Road. The main trail starts here.
Kiwanis Youth Outdoors Day will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lake Nepco. The event is open to the public and free. A lunch and a draw will be offered to all participants. Families can participate in outdoor activities throughout the day. All materials are provided free of charge. Activities include broomball, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, ice fishing and more. There is a toboggan hill. People will need to bring their own sleds. Nepco Lake Park is located south of Highway 13 off Griffith Avenue in Wisconsin Rapids.
Looking forward? Visit our Community calendar to see upcoming events.
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