Mercer WI, Chamber of Commerce

THE MERCER AREA BOASTS

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Turtle-Flambeau Scenic Waters Area

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Turtle Flambeau Flowage

Change in Office Hours

The office will be open everyday from 11:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. from January 6th-14th.

Weekends we will be closed. Monday, January 16th, 2023

We are closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Regular hours will start again on Tuesday, January 17th, 2023.

Life is Outdoors in Mercer, Wisconsin

From the vast water wonderland of the 14,300 acre Turtle Flambeau Flowage to the far-reaching wilderness of the 74,500 acres of public forestland, Mercer offers authentic outdoor adventures that you will remember long after you’ve returned home.

Whether you choose to explore on snowmobile, ATV, car, camper, bike, boat, skis, or by foot, you are sure to discover the unending, unique fascination of the Northwoods.

Every season offers a new way to experience our natural beauty. The quiet of winter snow is broken by the sounds of spring peepers that fade as the loon’s calls fill the lakes in the summer. Finally, the woods explode in a riot of color in autumn and then the cycle begins again. That’s the beauty of Mercer.  You can’t go wrong . . .  life is outdoors.

MIGHT WE SUGGEST

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ATV / UTV

Dec
17
Sat
Mecca Trails Virtual Winterfest
Dec 17 2022 – Feb 19 2023 all-day

Individual

The Turtle River Pursuit is a 22K race with two disciplines performed by an individual skier. The Individual Pursuit will combine the times of an 11K classic leg and an 11K skate leg for a cumulative time and determination of the fastest skiers. The entire trail system is groomed regularly with a set of tracks and a skate lane allowing the skiers the choice of skiing the two loops on the same day or different days at their convenience. The race course is generally flat with intermittent rolling hills and the degree of difficulty is easy to moderate. All participants will receive a nordic ski hat commemorating the event. Virtual event skiers keep and self report their time. Virtual event skiers may ski the course multiple times and report their best time. Fee:  Virtual Event from December 17, 2022 – February 19, 2023: Register by December 15th – $40 Register by January 15th – $45 Register by January 28th – $50 Special Student Pricing (Up to 19) – $10 Awards: Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female skiers. Prizes will be mailed the week of February 19th. Candlelight Ski Shoe Hike: Skiers are invited to attend MECCA’s annual community celebration at dusk on January 28, 2023. A one mile trail is candlelit with two hundred luminaria for skiers, snowshoers, and hikers to enjoy the wintery night. Gather around the bonfire and woodstove for hot chocolate and cookies. No registration necessary, family friendly, and dog friendly.

Team

The event is a 22K race with two disciplines performed by a two-person team. For the Team Pursuit, one team member will complete the 11K classic leg, while his/her teammate will complete the 11K skate leg for a cumulative time and determination of the fastest skiers. The entire trail system is groomed regularly with a set of tracks and a skate lane allowing the skiers the choice of skiing the two loops on the same day or different days at their convenience. The race course is generally flat with intermittent rolling hills and the degree of difficulty is easy to moderate. All participants will receive a nordic ski hat commemorating the event. Virtual event skiers keep and self report their time. Virtual event skiers may ski the course multiple times and report their best time. Fee: Virtual Event from December 17, 2022 – February 19, 2023: Register by December 15th – $40 per person Register by January 15th – $45 per person Register by January 28th – $50 per person Special Student Pricing (Up to 19) – $10  Awards: 
Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. Prizes will be mailed the week of February 19th. Candlelight Ski Shoe Hike: Skiers are invited to attend MECCA’s annual community celebration at dusk on January 28, 2023. A one mile trail is candlelit with two hundred luminaria for skiers, snowshoers, and hikers to enjoy the wintery night. Gather around the bonfire and woodstove for hot chocolate and cookies. No registration necessary, family friendly, and dog friendly.
Feb
1
Wed
February is “Love Your Library Month” at the Mercer Public Library
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day

Event:  February is “Love Your Library Month” at the Mercer Public Library 

Date and time: 2/1/2023 through 2/28/2023

Location: Mercer Public Library, 2648W Margaret Street, Mercer, Wisconsin

Description: February is Love Your Library Month! Join the Friends of the Mercer Library in celebrating our library this month. The library will host a reading challenge for adults and kids, library-themed movies, and a Valentine-making party this month. For more information, call 715-476-2366 or visit www.mercerpubliclibrary.org.

Feb
5
Sun
Lions Bingo – Senior Center
Feb 5 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

More Information to come!!

Feb
6
Mon
“Desk Set” Movie Day for “Love Your Library” Month
Feb 6 @ 2:00 pm

Event:  “Desk Set” — Movie Day for “Love Your Library” month 

Date and time: 2/6/2023 at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Mercer Public Library, 2648W Margaret Street, Mercer, Wisconsin

Description:  In honor of “Love Your Library” month, the Friends of the Mercer Public Library will sponsor two afternoon movies this month. Join us on Monday, February 6 at 2:00 p.m. for “Desk Set.” This 1957 film is a cult favorite among librarian and stars Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. Bunny Watson (Hepburn) is in charge of the reference library at the Federal Broadcasting Network when efficiency expert Richard Sumner (Tracy) is brought in to install an EMERAC, a massive early computer. Sparks fly as the reference librarians worry about their jobs, Bunny learns to control the machine, and Bunny’s longtime romantic partner suddenly wants to commit now that Sumner is on the scene. This event is free and open to the public, and popcorn will be provided! For more information, call 715-476-2366 or visit www.mercerpubliclibrary.org.

MECCA Ski Club meetings
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The MECCA Ski Club holds its monthly meeting on the first Monday of the month at the chalet (except holidays). New members are always welcome. Trail conditions and improvement projects are discussed.

Feb
7
Tue
Tech Tuesday – Mercer Library
Feb 7 all-day

The Mercer Public Library offers one-on-one technology assistance on “Tech Tuesday.” FREE 30-60 minute appointments for help with your laptop, smartphone, tablet, e-reader, or other tech device are available on most Tuesdays and on other days as necessary. This service is open to any residents, visitors, or property owners in Mercer or to library cardholders from any library in the Northern Waters Library Network area, including Iron and Vilas Counties. Call the library at 715-476-2366 for more information or to set up an appointment.

Mercer Food Pantry Open
Feb 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

If you are in need and cannot come in during open hours, please call 715-476-7655 to set up an appointment.

Healing Journeys – DOVE
Feb 7 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Established in a comfortable and confidential setting, the group discussion is lead by a trained professional to aid in the empowerment of those affected by domestic and sexual violence. The support/empowerment group meets once a week with available child care (24 hour notice requested).

 

Dove Inc. Michigan Business Office

906-932-4990

Crisis Line

800-711-6744 or 906-932-0310

Text Us

906-285-1636

Iron County Wisconsin Program

Wisconsin Case Manager

715-329-1134
email: dovewicasemanager@dove-inc.net

Wisconsin Sexual Assault Victim Advocate
715-329-1135
email: dovewisava@dove-inc.net

ANNUAL CHAMBER EVENTS