Take advantage of the Northwoods quiet time


There’s no doubt now - we are heading into the Northwoods’ quiet season. As of the beginning of the week, most of the area’s snowmobile trails are reported to be in poor condition. The weather forecast of a possible six inches only resulted in a couple — at the most. The trails will remain open, in hopes that we might get a shot at some snowmobile weather before the trails close for the season March 31.

After some digging, we did find a variety of things happening around the Northwoods this weekend? How about a movie/dinner date night?

These are the movies playing at local theaters:

At Lakeland Cinema in Woodruff:

1. The Choice

2. Gods of Egypt

3. Gods of Egypt 3D

4. Zoolander 2

5. Risen

6. Deadpool

7. How to Be Single

8. Kung Fu Panda

Please go to their website for specific times and days. You can also preview the movie by watching a trailer clip, find ticket prices and buy tickets online. Lakeland Cinema is located at 1002 2nd Avenue, Woodruff. Call 715-356-3404 for details.

At the Vilas Cinema in Eagle River:

1. Brooklyn

2. The Danish Girl

3. The Revenant 

4. Spotlight

5. Risen

6. Deadpool

The Vilas Cinema is at 214 East Wall Street, Eagle River.  Check their website for the movie preview, ticket prices and to buy tickets. For more information call 715-479-6541.

Saturday night, March 5, at the Campanile Center for the Arts, it’s “Horseshoes and Hand Grenades” making a return appearance. There will be dancing and assorted craft beers from the Minocqua Brewing Company will be featured.

The evening of bluegrass music will open with “Tin Can Gin”, a band from Duluth, Mn. that plays a wide variety of music - folk, rock, classical, jazz and punk.

General admission is $15 and is open to adults 21 and older. To learn more about the evening and the bands visit the Campanile's website.

One of the greatest advantages about living in a small community is that in times of need, neighbors reach out to those who need support. Saturday night in St. Germain at the Community Building, there will be a spaghetti fundraiser for the Tim Nampel family. Tim is fighting cancer and funds will hep defray medical costs.

The dinner is $10 per adult and children under 10 are $5.00. Tickets can be bought in advance at Spang’s or Knitt’s or purchased at the door.

Visit this site to learn about this worthy event.

Over in Three Lakes, the First Annual Tracy Wick Memorial Pancake Breakfast will be held on Sunday, March 6. The breakfast is hosted by the Three Lakes Shooting Team and the Three Lakes Police Department. This will be held at the Reiter Center from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

“Proceeds will go to funding equipment and supplies for the Trap Team, and to the recreational/specialized divisions of ATV, Water, Snowmobile and K-9 Unit for the Police Department,” according to the Three Lakes School district website.

The breakfast is $7 with children under five eating for free.

Been a while since you went bowling? This should be a great weekend to head over to Lac du Flambeau to challenge Lady Luck. There is always something to do in the Northwoods - just decide and go!

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