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  • Looking for a little holiday “get away”? The New Holstein Historical Society is offering you that opportunity through a visit to the 2015 Timm House Christmas “Land of Oz.”
    This is a once in a lifetime chance to view a collection of “Oz” related items which have been collected by a NHHS member over a 45-year period. You won’t see this in Kansas, or anywhere else! 
  • The kitchen becomes a hub of holiday merry making during the holiday season so why not shine like a celebrity chef this year? 
  • According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. produced around 254 million tons of trash in 2013.
    Of that, 87 million tons was recycled and composted. 
  • The Calumet County Public Health Department will be offering flu shots to the community.
    A clinic is planned for Thursday, Nov. 12 in the basement of the Calumet County Courthouse in Chilton from 3:30 to 5 p.m. 
  • Fox Valley Technical College Board of Trustees held its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the Chilton Regional Center.
    Invited to attend the meeting were Chilton community leaders who joined board members for a reception and brief update on FVTC’s services in the Chilton region. 
  • One out of every seven Americans is a senior citizen.
    While those aged 60 and over make up 15 percent of the national population, a full 30 percent of all cases of fraud are committed against them.
    According to research conducted in several statewide surveys around the country, fraudulent telemarketing techniques have victimized 26 percent of the entire U.S. adult population at some point in their lives. 
  • The Lake Michigan Lecture Series, sponsored by the Sheboygan County Historical Museum, continues on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. when participants explore "Sheboygan Area Shipwrecks." 
  • Gray squirrels and chipmunks have been gathering acorns and hickory nuts, while leaves are starting to come down on the trails at Ledge View Nature Center near Chilton.
    With the season comes fragrant (aka "stinky") soap, hung on trees to discourage deer browsing, as well as a couple of annual activities at the park.
    Ledge View's fruit press again will be made available to those interested in making juice or cider from apples. The press can be used either Oct. 4 or Oct. 11, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., $3 for one bushel. Bring a pitcher, jugs, and a friend to lend a hand. 
  • Home-canned spaghetti sauce full of the flavor of garden-fresh tomatoes, or strawberry jam bursting with fruit at the peak of ripeness-with the proper equipment and up-do-date recipes, these and other family favorites can be safely canned at home. 
  • The Golden Gardeners Club of the Sheboygan County Aging and Disability Resource Center are planning a program on fall cleanup for Wednesday, Sept. 9 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the ADRC, 650 Forest Ave., Sheboygan Falls.
    Learn how to prepare for the cold Wisconsin winters. Guest garden expert/Master Gardener Lori Waker will share easy tips to protect valuable perennials. Snacks and handouts will be included. 
  • Join the Manitowoc County Historical Society and the Mid-Lakes Rustic Iron club as the organizations host the annual Tractor Show and Thresheree at Pinecrest Historical Village on Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • On the 50th anniversary (July 30 of the signing of the Medicare and Medicaid into law, Citizen Action of Wisconsin released statewide and local enrollment data to paint a picture of the expansion of health care freedom the programs have enabled across Wisconsin. 
  • The Malone Area Heritage Museum, located on CTH W in Malone, will be hosting their Ninth Annual Summer Social this Sunday, Aug. 23 from 11:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. on their museum grounds.
    This year's theme is a community carnival and fair and will highlight a free carnival for the children including face painting, miniature train rides, petting zoo, and carnival games complete with prizes. 
  • As summer continues a variety of events are scheduled at Ledge View Nature Center on Short Road just south of Chilton.
    The wildflower folklore walk and the monthly adult lunch program are among those activities. The wildflower walk takes place Saturday, Aug. 8 starting at 10 a.m. Participants can learn some wildflower history and stories as the gardens are toured. The cost is $3 per person. 
  • Traditionally there is an urgent need for blood donations during the summer months as donors become involved in outdoor activities and vacations.
    In addition, with schools out of session, high school and college donations drop by more than 80 percent. 
  • Calumet County residents and anyone else interested in exhibiting and competing in the 2015 County Fair have until Friday, July 31 to submit entry forms. 
  • The St. Thomas the Apostle annual Community Picnic in Newton is planned for Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26.
    The parish grounds are located at 8100 Brunner Rd., Newton. 
  • Calumet County residents and anyone else interested in exhibiting and competing in the 2015 County Fair have until Friday, July 31 to submit entry forms.
    The fair will be held on Labor Day weekend (Sept. 4 to 7) at the fairgrounds in Chilton. 
  • Officials of Ledge View Nature Center on Short Road just south of Chilton have announced their programs for June.
    Public cave tours are held most Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays starting at 1 p.m. Call for reservations (tour size limited) at 849-7094. Take a naturalist-guided tour of Carolyn's Caverns. Opportunities for exploring are provided. Bring a flashlight and plan on getting dirty. It is a half mile walk to the caves; caves are accessed by stairs and ladders. 
  • May programs have been announced at Ledge View Nature Center, which is located on Short Road about one mile south of Chilton.
    A morning bird hike is planned for Saturday, May 16, starting at 8 a.m. Walk with a naturalist looking and listening for migrating birds. Bob Domagalski, a breeding bird atlas contributor, may be joining the walk. Bring binoculars and a bird book if available. The cost is $3 per person. 

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