The Douglas County History Theater hosts its annual fundraiser, Christmas Musicale, on Dec. 22. It features some of the best musicians in the Twin Ports — the Soul Sisters, violin duo Austin Engelhardt and Gabrielle Koepke, Izzy Bromdahl and the musical group Born Too Late, according to Tony Tracy, historical society director.
Keep unused or expired drugs out of landfills, rivers and streams — and out of the wrong hands — with the help of Essentia Health. Now, anyone can safely and anonymously drop off unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications at any Essentia Health retail pharmacy with the addition of big, bright blue drop-off boxes. A big concern of ours now is drugs getting into the wrong hands, said Tim Cernohous, an Essentia Health pharmacist. "Medications in grandma's medicine cabinet go missing, and show up inside the walls of a high school."
The University of Wisconsin-Superior Music Department hold its Symphonic Band concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Thorpe Langley Auditorium.
Dec. 21 is the darkest day of the year. For many people, Christmas is the darkest season. We miss loved ones who are no longer with us. We dread the empty places at the table. We may be facing Christmas on our own. This is also a difficult time for people who struggle with depression and other mental illnesses. The world around us spins with colored lights and Christmas cheer, yet many people struggle to get through the season.
In recent years, many major retailers have started spreading one-day Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales into a weeklong shopping extravaganza. Between Thanksgiving and the end of the year, retailers will drop additional sales and limited-time discounts on their own schedules. And did we mention in-app discounts for mobile device users? Each of these promotions will have its own terms and conditions, including limited item inventories, rebate requirements and specific promotion dates and times. How does a consumer keep track of all of the details for these sales?
Join the Country Peace Presbyterian Church congregation hosts Just Friends choral group to lead worship at 11 a.m. Sunday. The group has charmed the congregation as well as the Twin Ports and surrounding area for several years bringing the Word of God in song in their moving performances. The liturgy and music of the season are highlighted and a potluck and fellowship will follow. Country Peace is at 4694 County Road A in the town of Superior, and is one of five churches of Presbyterian Pioneer Parish.
The grant will assist Senior Connections in funding its "Campus Café" senior meal site hosted at the University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjacket Union.
Wisconsin's overall state-local tax burden again declined last year, though the drop was due mainly to two specific events, according to the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior Lake Superior Research Institute announced the launch of its Great Waters Research Collaborative, a major project devoted to assessing effectiveness of tools for sustainable industrial, commercial and public use of the nation's Great Waters, especially green shipping.
In the spirit of the Holiday Season, the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, the Bong Book Club, Richard I. Bong American Legion Post 43 and auxiliary are again looking for donations for the Silver Bay Veterans Home in Minnesota. The program started 12 years ago to bring holiday cheer to area veterans. "The donation program started as an outreach program from the Bong Book Club and has grown from there," said Hope Swenson, Bong Center volunteer. "It has continued to be well received by the community."