Thursday Classes

Classes with maximum limits are filled in the order they are received. You will be notified if a class you registered for is already full.

Making Sense of the Criminal Justice System

Steve Michlig
February 21
9:30 am
Pine Lake Town Hall
Host: Charlotte Schneider
Cell 715.499.0785

Former Oneida County Assistant D.A. Steve Michlig draws on his 27 years of experience to explain misconceptions, quirks, and oddities in the criminal justice system. He will explain why his kids are forbidden from watching NCIS, why it makes sense for a defendant to confess and then plead not guilty, and whether criminals really get off on technicalities. This is your chance for an explanation. Come with questions, comments, and concerns.

Northwoods’ Go Big Read Book Discussion

Tom Jerow
February 21
1:30 pm
Pine Lake Town Hall
Host: Petra Pietrzak

Northwoods’ Go Big Read is an extension of UW-Madison’s Go Big Read common book program. This session will be an interactive discussion of the Go Big Read book selection for 2018-2019, The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan. The book is a portrait of an ecological catastrophe happening right before our eyes, blending the epic story of the lakes with an examination of the perils they face and the ways we can restore and preserve them for generations to come. A subject matter expert will facilitate the discussion.

Hillestad Pharmaceutical Tour - Class is full but waiting list is available

Dan Hillestad
March 7
9:30 am and 1:30 pm (choose one)
Host: Chris and Jane Sharkey
715.369.1117 Cell 719.216.2127

Hillestad Pharmaceuticals has been in business for over 50 years. The founders understood that not all lifestyles offered nutritious diets. Don and Lucy Hillestad took action by providing the necessary supplements to enhance a healthy diet. Two tours on March 7, 2019: the first at 9:30 am and the second at 1:30 pm. Maximum: 20 each session

The Skeptic’s Guide to American History

Michael Shores
March 14, 21, 28
April 4
1:30 pm
Oneida County Senior Center
Host: Rita Shores

Did the early colonists come to America to flee religious persecution? Did the founding fathers set out to start a revolution? Do we really live in a democracy? What were the early presidencies really like? What is the importance of the Second Great Awakening? Was the Civil War only about slavery? These are the topics that Professor Mark Stoler will explore in this DVD course. Maximum: 40


Rhinelander Area Community Garden - Class is full but waiting list is available

Seed Starting
Tom Jerow
April 11
1 pm
Rhinelander Area Food Pantry
Host: Pat Zatopa
715.282.6925 Cell 715.360.2936

Learn all you need to know about starting your garden seeds at home, including variety selection, proper light, and growing conditions. We’ll have a handson session planting some seeds for the Community Garden. Each participant will take home a pot of herbs. A tour of the greenhouse will be included with this class. Learn about the Food Pantry’s efforts to provide locally grown fruits and vegetables to the community. The space may be cool, so dress accordingly. Maximum: 20

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Julie Poehlmann-Tynan, PhD
April 25
1:30 pm
Pine Lake Town Hall
Host: Chris and Jane Sharkey
715.369.1117 Cell 719.216.2127

Although the idea of raising grandchildren might sound charming and reminiscent of simpler times, the social, economic, and physical demands can be overwhelming. There are currently 2.7 million grandparents raising 4.9 million grandchildren in the United States. The reason for this trend is multifactorial: financial circumstances, unsafe home environment, drug abuse, and incarcerated parent(s) to name a few. Learn more about this new normal and the rewards, resources, and challenges it brings to our society. This presentation is in collaboration with the YMCA of the Northwoods.

The Green Funeral Movement

Tom Kniewel
May 2
1:30 pm
Hildebrand Funeral Home
Host: Margaret Barnes
715.420.1630 Cell 715.369.2435

Tom Kniewel, funeral director, will discuss the changes that are occurring in the Green Funeral Movement and the types of green products and green funerals that are available. Learn about natural burials and environmentally friendly end-of-life rituals. Maximum: 60

Raptor Education

Group Tour
Hope Fisher
May 9, 13 (choose one)
(Class offered on May 14 is full)
9:30 am
Raptor Education Group
Host: Leslie Sarazan
715.282.2060 Cell 608.335.9747

Look a bird of prey in the eye! Discover the unique adaptations and powerful beauty of raptors at the Raptor Education Group, Inc.
(REGI). Each group of raptors has its very own special adaptations that make for successful and skilled hunters. Learn the background story of each of our education raptors and what made them permanent residents here at REGI. Select only one of the three tour dates. There is an $8 fee to be paid at the door. Maximum: 20/tour

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