RHINELANDER - Some wacky Oneida County seniors celebrated the first day of spring in style today. The Oneida County Senior Center threw a Mad Hatter Tea Party to usher in the season.
Area seniors were invited to create the kookiest hat they could dream up. The only rule was it has to stay on your head. Guest judges picked winners in seven categories.
Later on was a tea tasting, and a showing of Alice in Wonderland.
"This time of year people are getting anxious for spring. Winter kind of gets them down; they're afraid of falling so they don't get out as much as they would like to. So I thought this would be a nice, fun event to get people out and enjoying themselves," says Stephanie Schroeder, Senior Center Activities and Volunteer Coordinator.
The Senior Center has a list of activities for each month. Event organizers say people might be surprised by what they find.
"I think there's a lot of misconceptions about what the Senior Center is all about. They think we just sit around and, I don't know, knit or something. But we're an active bunch and we have something for everyone," says Schroeder.
We have a link to the Oneida County Senior Center events below. Click on the link, then go to the middle of the page, and click on the link to activities.
RHINELANDER - Wild Instincts celebrated the release of BBC's "Supercharged Otters," which filmed at Wild Instincts in Rhinelander.
Saturday's viewing at Rouman Cinema in Rhinelander had a complementary showing of the episode.
The episode features otters that spent seven months with Rehabilitation Director Mark Naniot and his team.
The episode gives people a look into the life of an otter.
"Like everything else it's the web of life. Everything's all interconnected and even if it's just the pure enjoyment of watching an otter swim or catch a fish and seeing how playful they are sliding down a mudslide or sliding through the snow that alone is immeasurable really," said Naniot.
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