Wausau events worth checking out for the weekend of Oct. 20

Downtown Wausau Haunted History Tours


Wausau is home to many allegedly haunted places including the Grand Theater, the Downtown Mission Church, the Marathon County Historical Museum and more. Discover the history of these locations and more during the Wausau Paranormal Research Society’s annual ghost tours. On Fridays, you’ll learn about real local history and its colorful characters, such as an early 20th century maid, the 19th century feuding dentists, Eddie the janitor, the woman in white, and so much more. Even if you don’t believe in ghosts, it’s fascinating. Friday guided walking tours at 6 pm, 7 pm and 8 pm. $10. Tickets must be purchased on Venmo, contact the WPRS on Facebook to reserve tickets. On Saturdays there are costumed tours. Participants will experience the haunted history from actors dressed as historical characters at each location. Held 6-8 pm with tours leaving every 20 minutes. Dress for the outdoors as both tours happen outdoors rain or shine. Saturday tickets are only available at the time of the tours at the Elks Lodge’s lower bar. $10, free 7 and under. Details at wprs.net.

The Lettermen


The Lettermen
The Lettermen

Known for their close-harmony pop songs with light arrangements, the singing trio The Letterman hit the music charts in 1961 with the romantic classic “The Way You Look Tonight.” They went on to have 20 chart hits and six Grammy nominations. Years later, they are still going strong, releasing albums and traveling the world, performing hundreds of concerts each year. 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $38. Grandtheater.org.

Wausau Financial Wellness Conference


With high-quality, affordable and unbiased educations, invest in yourself by attending the 14th Annual Financial Wellness Conference. You’ll learn personal finance concepts that will have an immediate and positive impact for a better financial future. Take classes on understanding credit, budgeting, estate planning, identity theft and more. This is a conference for all ages, with special classes for veterans and age-appropriate instruction for ages 6-18. The conference features keynote speaker Heather Martell, the CEO and Founder of The Place of H, where she puts her advocacy-based leadership to work by empowering others. Conference includes a light breakfast and lunch, free copy of your credit report and door prizes. 8:30 am-1-:30 pm. $4 adults, $1 youth. Details at assetbuilders.org. 

Scottish Women’s Curling Team U.S. Tour


European Curling Championships 2018 Photocall at the National Curling Academy, Stirling Team Muirhead: Pictured from left, Vicky Wright, Lauren Gray, Eve Muirhead, Jennifer Dodds and Vicki Chalmers Picture by Graeme Hart. Copyright Perthshire Picture Agency Tel: 01738 623350 Mobile: 07990 594431

Wausau will be just one of a dozen curling clubs in the United States to host the Scottish Ladies Curling Team on its 2022 U.S. tour! The team of 22 curlers and officials will be in Wausau Wednesday through Friday. They will enjoy competitions with the Wausau Curling Club’s women’s teams as well as curlers from other area clubs. When the team arrives on Wednesday evening they will be greeted with a reception at the Wausau Curling Center with Mayor Katie Rosenberg officially welcoming the curlers to the city. Opening ceremonies, complete with traditional bagpiping and presentations of the American and Scottish flags, will take place Thursday morning. Matches on Thursday at 10 am and 2 pm. Free. Details at Wausaucurling.org.