209 E 3rd St S
Ladysmith, WI 54848

The mission of Power House is to provide the youth of the community with positive alternatives to negative behaviors in a safe, drug-free environment surrounded by caring Christian adults. With our focus on “providing positive alternatives,” Power House offers life-skill classes, academic tutoring, and relationship building with mentors and peers in a place where the students feel they belong and can call their own. Our tutor lab has been highly successful and a highlight of our program. This past spring with one-on-one math tutoring assistance, one student brought her math grade from an F to an A and has maintained this into the first quarter of fall. Power House offers the youth multiple life-skill classes (i.e. photography, wood scrolling, geo-caching, topography map & compass reading, building bird houses, financial management, art, sewing, and baking) which they tremendously enjoy. Power House also offers youth opportunities to share personal stories concerning stressful family situations in a safe environment and get encouragement from mentors and youth on how to deal with these situations.  

Currently, we are meeting in the Senior/Youth building in the fair grounds on Monday from 3:45-6 pm. We welcome youth 6 th -12 th grade. The afternoon begins with feeding the students a family-style meal. By engaging them in group discussion during this time, we hope to foster relationships between their peers and the mentors. The tutor lab is always a busy place during the school year and we are grateful for all our teachers that volunteer to make this possible. The students enjoy games, life-skill classes, and hanging out.

In the month of December we had two opportunities to give back to our community. Power House donated all the proceeds from our Winter Magic fundraiser to a young mother of four who is battling cancer. During the holidays, we took the students Christmas caroling at a local nursing home. Helping the students to understand that they are part of a community and giving them ways to serve; helps teach them how to be a participant instead of a receiver.

For more information on events and programs please see our website at powerhouseladysmith.com.
Upcoming GLACC Events
Tuesday, January 8th
12 noon - 1:00 pm

Hosted by:
Security Financial Bank
200 Miner Ave W, Ladysmith

All Members Are Invited to Attend
A Light Lunch Will Be Provided
Greater Ladysmith Area Chamber of Commerce
Annual Meeting
Wednesday, January 30th
JS Supper Club

M ore Details to Follow
Please RSVP to GLACC if you plan to attend!
Upcoming GLACC Member Events
Jan. 2: 1:00pm  TRIAD meeting at Rusk County Senior Center. For more information call 715-532-2174.
Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30: 5:15pm  First Church of Christ Impact Program meets every Wednesday for a family style supper and then classes for the whole family from 6:00-7:15pm
Jan. 2 & 16: 6:00pm   (doors open at 5:45pm) Self-defense class at Flambeau School sponsored by Flambeau PTA & Community Education, FREE to all Rusk County residents .
Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31: 2:00pm-3:00pm  Supportive Community meets at Embrace.
Jan. 4: 5:05pm-6:30pm   5:05 Business After Hours held Friday night at the NEW Adventures Resort, W6557 Cty Road I, Tony. Hosted by owner: Jason Rafko.
Jan. 7, 14, 21 & 28: 3:45pm-6:00pm  Power House Youth Group meets Monday’s for tutoring, snacks, and games at the Rusk County Youth and Senior Building.
Jan. 7, 14, 21 & 28: 5:30pm-7:30pm  WAC (We Are Change) meeting for 6th-12th grade students at the Rusk County Community Library.
Jan. 8: 10:00am  Preschool story time at Hawkins Area Library. Stories, crafts, snacks and more.
Jan. 8: 12:00pm – 1:00pm  All-Member Meeting at Security Financial Bank, 200 Miner Ave, Ladysmith.
Jan. 8: 6:00pm-7:00pm Rusk-y Business meets monthly to discuss risky business & behaviors youth face today. Meets at the Rusk County Community Library, Lower level.
Jan. 9, 16, 23 & 30: 10:15am  Baby & Toddler Storytime at the Rusk County Community Library.
Jan. 10, 17, 24 & 31: 10:15am  Preschool Storytime at Rusk County Community Library.
Friendly Reminder:
If you have an event, group function or activity schedule that you would like posted in our Chamber Link Events section, listed on the website calendar and in the weekly What’s Up, please submit them as early as possible. Thank you!

Jan. 10: 10:00am  Hooks and Needles group meets at the Hawkins Area Library.
Jan. 10: 4:00pm-6:00pm  Prevea Open House & Ribbon Cutting at their new facility at 1101 Lake Ave W, Ladysmith.
Jan. 10: 5:00pm  ‘Senior Dining at Five’ at the Ladysmith Senior Center, 825 E 3rd St N, Ladysmith. Suggested donation is $5.00 *$8.50 for anyone under 60 years old. Call Kay Stewart for reservations at 715-532-2176 at least 48 hr. ahead. Space is limited.
Jan. 17: 5:00pm  Tee-Away Book Club meets at Tee-Away Golf & Supper Club.
Jan. 17: 6:30pm  Rusk County Democrats monthly meeting, location to be determined.
Jan. 18: 9:30am-10:30am  ‘Breakfast for Your Brain’ at the Ladysmith Senior Center. Free program that is intended for active adults who wish to take part in a brain wellness program.
Jan. 18: 7:30pm   Flambeau Valley Arts Association presents: Songa at the Ladysmith Middle/High School Auditorium. For information call 715-532-0223  
Jan. 19: 1:00pm-3:00pm  Strike Up Some Fun at West Cove Lanes in Ladysmith. Cost is $6 per person (includes shoe rental and 3 games). Event sponsored by Marshfield Medical Center-Ladysmith. No registration necessary.
Jan. 23: 1:30pm  Hawkins Book Club meets at the Hawkins Area Library.
Jan. 23: 2:00pm-4:00pm  Shawl Ministry group meets to knit, crochet, pray and socialize at Congregational United Church of Christ, 109 Lake Ave E.
Jan. 23 & 30: 4:15pm-5:20pm  Wednesday School at Hope Lutheran Church, Ladysmith. Children ages Pre-K to 6 th grade can ride bus 55 after school for snacks, music, crafts, and lessons. Register by calling 715-532-7739.
Jan: 28: 10:00am-11:30am  Creative Community gathers for crafts at the Sister’s Residence, 1000 College Ave W, Ladysmith.
Jan. 30: 5:30pm    GLACC Annual Meeting at JS Supper Club & Catering. More info to come. 
Jan. 31: 6:00pm   Women 4 Progress meeting at the Toad House