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Gateway to the Weekend: Run for Hospice, Sock Hop Dance, river float

6:02 PM, May 8, 2013  |  Comments
Wisconsin River Outfitters customers enjoy a kayak ride on the Wisconsin River. Outfitters is hosting a float down the Wisconsin River Saturday to benefit the wildlife rehabilitation center Wild Instincts.
Wisconsin River Outfitters customers enjoy a kayak ride on the Wisconsin River. Outfitters is hosting a float down the Wisconsin River Saturday to benefit the wildlife rehabilitation center Wild Instincts.
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WESTON

Runners and walkers are invited to participate Saturday in the Run for Hospice, a 5K and 10K run/walk that benefits Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services, which provides end-of-life services. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at Fabiano Brothers, 7205 Zinser St., Weston, and the races begin at 9:30 a.m. Registration is $30 per person. Carnival games and live music will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Information: Call 715-359-0448 or visit www.runforhospice.net.

WAUSAU

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and you can help the cause Friday by attending the third annual Sock Hop Dance, a fundraiser for Community Corner Clubhouse, a program that assists adults suffering from mental illness in the Wausau area. The dance will run from 7 p.m. until midnight at the Wausau Labor Temple, 318 S. Third Ave., Wausau. Tickets are $20 and are available at Trig's, 110 S. 17th Ave.; Marathon County Employees Credit Union, 400 E. Thomas St.; North Central Health Care, 1100 Lake View Drive; and at the door.

Information: Call 715-843-1926 or visit www.wausaulabortemple.com.

LAKE TOMAHAWK

Wisconsin River Outfitters, a canoe and kayak rental service based in Lake Tomahawk, is hosting a float on the Wisconsin River on Saturday to benefit Wild Instincts, a wildlife rehabilitation facility based in Rhinelander. The float will begin at 10 a.m. at Wisconsin River Outfitters, 7000 E. Rapids Road, and will last between two hours and three hours. A two-person canoe ride costs $22.50 per person and a kayak ride costs $27.50 per person, with a portion of the proceeds going to Wild Instincts.

Information: Call 715-277-2555 or visit www.wisconsinriveroutfitters.com.

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