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April at the Library

April 9th-14th is National Library Week
5th at 9 AM Library School Storytime-Bunny Hip Hop
5th at 7 PM Conversation & Crafts
9th at 6 PM Book Club
11th at 9 AM Book Club
12th D.E.A.R. Day-Drop Everything and Read
12th at 9 AM Library School Storytime-I Think I Can
12th at 7 PM Conversation and Crafts
19th at 9 AM Library School Storytime-The Shape of Things
19th at 7 PM Conversation and Crafts
21st at Noon Acrylic Painting
24th at 4:30 PM Policy Meeting
24th at 5:30 PM Library Board of Trustees Meeting
26th at 9 AM Library School Storytime-Green and Speckled Frogs
26th at 7 PM Conversation and Crafts
PLEASE NOTE:< The Annual Friends of the Library Bellringer Run will be held on Wednesday July 4th. This is their biggest fundraiser of the year. NEW: Both the 5 and 2 Mile Races will start at 8;30 AM. This will allow for our participants and volunteers to attend and help with additional 4th of July activities.
You may visit Tortoise & Hare Race Management, LLC- to register online. Search their homepage for" Mellen Bellringer Run" and register. Paper registration forms are available from the library or you may ask for forms to be e-mailed to you. Send a note to

Drug Awareness Presentation by Ashland County Sheriff's Dept

April 24,2018 at 7:00p.m.
Town of Morse Town Hall
Sponsered by Mellen Lioness
Public is invited


April 28, 2018
Morse Town Hall
Judging at 2:00 PM, Dinner 4:00--6:00 Grand Prize Drawing at 7:00, need to be present for Grand Prize Drawing

Saturday May 12th 2018 9:00AM to Noon: Lake Owen Interpretive Panel Hike
Meet hike leader Mary Stenberg,at the parking lot of the Lake Owen picnic grounds located on Lake Owen Drive, approximately 5 miles south and east of Drummond.
The focus of this hike will be the 4 panels that depict the culture and life of Native Americans who once lived in this area.
The hike will be approximately 3 miles

Mellen Cancer Diabites Fund
4th Annual Fund Raiser
May 19th 10:00 AM
Mellen Country Club


June 2, 2018

Saturday June 2, 2018(National Trails Day) 9:00 to Noon
The destination for this hike will bePorcupine Lake/ Porcupine Wilderness Area.
Meet hike leader Tom Matthiae, at Porcupine Lake Parking Area on Porcupine Lake Road(FR 213) about 1.2 miles east of South Lake Owen Drive and hike into the wilderness area. During this slow and meandering hike, participants will look and listen for the many forest songbirds that frequent the area. Total hike time will be 2--3 hours.


July 28, 2018
Mellen, WI.

Saturday July 28th, 1:00 to 4:00 PM
A hike along the northern boundary of the Brunsweiler River and Mineral Lake State Natural and Research Area is being led by Ellie Williams.
Meet at the Parking Area on Mineral Lake Road,(FR 187) where the north country trail crosses the road, for this 4 mile in and out hike.
This large tract of woodlands is a prime example of a northern mesic forest.
Observation and discussion will focus on the plant life that dominates this specific forest community.
From geology and soils,to trees, shrubs and ground layer, this habitat type will be explored.
Bring your plant ID books

Saturday August 25,2018, 9:00 AM to 1:00PM
Swedish Settlement Hike
led by Warren Irle.Participants will meet at the Trail Head Parking Area on Old Grade Road,(FR 202) for a five mile round trip hike.
In route to the Swedish Settlement, hikers will cross the majestic Marengo River and hike to the Juniper Rock Overlook.

Saturday September 22, 2018,( North Country Scenic Trail Day) 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Rainbow Lake Wilderness Hike
This hike is being led by Mel Baughman. Meet at the south boundary trailhead on Reynard Lake Road, west off of Delta-Drummond Road, approximately 5 miles north of Drummond.
Participants will then carpool to the northern boundary of the Rainbow Lake Wilderness on North Delta Road(FR 228) and hike back to the south boundary. This will be 6.4 through hike and will focus on forest ecology and trail design.


Copper Falls State Park
September 29,2018

Saturday October 20, 2018,. 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
A hike from Snake Trail Road to experience majestic overlooks and beautiful fall colors along the trail.
This hike is being led by Katie LeMoine, Trails Technician with the US Forest Service. Meet Katie at the berm on Snake Trail Road(FR 383).
Participants will walk up the closed road to the NCT, hike west, and then turn around after hiking for 1.5 miles. Katie will answer questions and talk about the 2016 flood damage. This in and out hike will be approximately 4 miles in distance.

Copper Falls State Park
October 20, 2018

The Brick
City Hall, 11:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.
Third Thursday of each month

Registration form for Penokee Mt. Bike Classic Road Race
To be determined

REGISTRATION: 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Public School East Entrance
RACE ENTRY FEE: $30.00 $35.00
AGE DIVISIONS: 9 Women's Divisions - 9 Men's Divisions - Tandem
WISPORT age groups(5yr. increments)will be used.
AWARDS: For male & female winners.
An award ceremony will be held at the the School following the race. No awards will be mailed. br>

A free Roly Poly dinner will be served following the race to all riders.

RACE ROUTE COURSE DESCRIPTION: Approx. 47 scenic miles of paved roads through the Penokee Range, traversing rolling hills and flat terrain. Additional services are pace car, two sag cars or trucks and one water station half way in Clam Lake.
Race will start and finish in city limits.
Race starting time 9:30 a.m.
Route follows Hwy 13 (13 miles) south to Hwy 77 West go 14 miles to Clam Lake turn right on County Hwy. GG


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