Events Calendar

Wisconsin Parental Choice Program Enrollment

Saturday, February 1, 2014 – Sunday, April 20, 2014

Assumption Catholic Schools, 445 Chestnut Street, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 school year for the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program! Visit http://sms.dpi.wi.gov/wpcp-statewide for an online application.

April Card Creations Class

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

1-3pm

Lighthouse Books & Gifts

Make 3 elegant cards using rubber stamps, punches, embossing folders, decorative paper and embellishments. Adhesive not included, please bring your favorite. Register soon because class size is limited. Cost is only $10.00 plus tax.

April Card Creations Class

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

5:30-7:30pm

Lighthouse Books & Gifts

Make 3 elegant cards using rubber stamps, punches, embossing folders, decorative paper and embellishments. Adhesive not included, please bring your favorite. Register soon because class size is limited. Cost is only $10.00 plus tax.

Singles Dance by CWN (Central Wisconsin Network)

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

8 pm to midnight

Bernard's Supper Club, 701 Second Street North, Stevens Point, WI 54481

Singles dance to oldies with some good modern tunes thrown in. There is a greeter who introduces new people to those already seated. Many enjoy dancing free style while others enjoy ballroom dancing they learned at dance lessons sponsored by CWN. There are three slow dance mixers, some simple line dances and fun dances like “The YMCA”.

The age of our group is 50 plus. Men wear casual dress pants or very good jeans, and nice shirts (no t-shirts please); women wear slacks, skirts, good jeans or dresses. Dances are held twice a month.

Live music from the Lovin’Country Band. They play country, oldies and some modern music, very good dancing music. Wear country attire if you want. Admission is $10 members  and $15 non-members.

American Legion Baseball Bowl-a-thon

Saturday, April 26, 2014

9 am - 9 pm

Bowlmor Lanes, 3141 8th Street South, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

On April 26, 2014  the American Legion post 9 Baseball will be holding a Bowl-a-thon fundraiser at Bowlmor Lanes for the American Legion Rambler and Rangers. The fundraiser will run from 9 am to 9 pm and is open to the public.

During the fundraiser we will be holding raffles for over 100 baskets and paddles raffles for over 25 items. Packer & Brewer items are up for grabs as well as a large number of other raffle items. The funds we raise will go toward summer baseball program costs. American Legion provides quality summer baseball programs for youth in our area.
We currently have a openings for bowling during the 9 am, noon, 3 pm & 6 pm shifts. If you are interested in putting a team together for the event please contact Adrienne Kingery at 715-459-3394 or 715-421-3637.
Come on out for a great day of fun to support American Legion Baseball!

20th Annual Wisconsin Rapids Children’s Festival

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lincoln High School, Wisconsin Rapids, WI

The 20th Annual Wisconsin Rapids Children’s Festival is celebrating Children Around the World! This free event offers a day of hands-on activities to children aged toddler to 10 years old. Tom Pease will perform from 10:30 – 11:30 am, Wayne the Wizard takes the stage from noon to 1:00 pm, Karate America will put on a demonstration from 1:30 – 2:30 pm. There will be a petting zoo and Smokey the Bear will visit the festival. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tribune Building Project – Phase 2 Begins!

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Centralia Center, 220 3rd Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

Incourage purchased the former Daily Tribune building with the intent that residents would decide its future use. Join us on April 29 as we reveal the plans imagined by over 500 community participants. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate in decision-making to create a space designed by the community.

Pizza and soda provided. Call if you need assistance with child care or transportation.

Jigsaw Run Walk/Run for Autism

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Saturday, May 3, 2014

10:00 am

Lake Wazeecha

The 6K Walk/Run Course will take you around scenic Lake Wazeecha. The race begins near the Red Sands Beach Pavilion which is located in the south Wood County Park, Lake Wazeecha. The course is a combination of trail and road which is clearly marked. The event takes place rain, shine or snow!

The event consists of a Kids Fun Run (all kids medal), 6K Run/Walk, Raffle Baskets and Sensory Children’s Play area.

Medals will be presented to the top three overall male and female finishers in the 6K event. Plus, awards will be given to the top two male and female finishers in each of the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60 and 61 and above.

All proceeds from this event will support local needs and provide resources to the greater autism community of central Wisconsin.

“Morning’s At Seven”

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Friday, May 9, 2014 – Saturday, May 10, 2014

7:30pm

Wisconsin Rapids Community Theatre, 220 3rd Avenue S, Wisconsin Rapids

Wisconsin Rapids Community Theatre presents “Morning’s At Seven”. A gentle, offbeat family portrait set in small town America, circa 1938. Four sisters, their husbands, a son, and his longtime fiancee’ are heart-warming and endearing characters questioning the life paths they have taken and labor to accept new choices facing their extended family. Although the lifestyle of the 1930′s may be gone, it shows us the laughter, fears and despair that accompany aging and the binding ties of family connections are timeless.

Singles Dance by CWN (Central Wisconsin Network)

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

8 pm to midnight

Stevens Point Elks Lodge, 1132 Clark St., Stevens Point, WI 54481

Singles dance to oldies with some good modern tunes thrown in. There is a greeter who introduces new people to those already seated. Many enjoy dancing free style while others enjoy ballroom dancing they learned at dance lessons sponsored by CWN. There are three slow dance mixers, some simple line dances and fun dances like “The YMCA”.

The age of our group is 50 plus. Men wear casual dress pants or very good jeans, and nice shirts (no t-shirts please); women wear slacks, skirts, good jeans or dresses. Dances are held twice a month.

Our DJ for the evening is Hit Man Bill Dickerson. Admission is $8 for members and $12 for non-members.

Father Albert Haase presents “The True Self and the False Self”

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 1110 1st Street North, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Father Albert, co-host of Spirit and Life on Relevant Radio, will discuss the 10 characteristics of the True Self and the “lie” of the False Self’s agenda. Discover how to break free of the False Self and journey to the True Self that God has called you to be.

To register, go to www.mariancenterforpeace.org to download a registration form or call 715-424-6279 for more information. Cost for event is $25.00. Registration and check/money order must be received by May 1, 2014.

“Morning’s At Seven”

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

2:00pm

Wisconsin Rapids Community Theatre, 220 3rd Avenue S, Wisconsin Rapids

Wisconsin Rapids Community Theatre presents “Morning’s At Seven”. A gentle, offbeat family portrait set in small town America, circa 1938. Four sisters, their husbands, a son, and his longtime fiancee’ are heart-warming and endearing characters questioning the life paths they have taken and labor to accept new choices facing their extended family. Although the lifestyle of the 1930′s may be gone, it shows us the laughter, fears and despair that accompany aging and the binding ties of family connections are timeless.

Jewel Tone Butterfly Cards Class

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

5:30-7:30pm

Lighthouse Books & Gifts

Make 3 beautiful butterfly cards using rubber stamps, embellishments and a technique for coloring on dark jewel tone paper. Adhesive not included, please bring your favorite. Register soon because class size is limited. Cost is only $10.00 plus tax.

Jewel Tone Butterfly Cards Class

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

5:30-7:30pm

Lighthouse Books & Gifts

Make 3 beautiful butterfly cards using rubber stamps, embellishments and a technique for coloring on dark jewel tone paper. Adhesive not included, please bring your favorite. Register soon because class size is limited. Cost is only $10.00 plus tax.

“Morning’s At Seven”

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 – Saturday, May 17, 2014

7:30pm

Wisconsin Rapids Community Theatre, 220 3rd Avenue S, Wisconsin Rapids

Wisconsin Rapids Community Theatre presents “Morning’s At Seven”. A gentle, offbeat family portrait set in small town America, circa 1938. Four sisters, their husbands, a son, and his longtime fiancee’ are heart-warming and endearing characters questioning the life paths they have taken and labor to accept new choices facing their extended family. Although the lifestyle of the 1930′s may be gone, it shows us the laughter, fears and despair that accompany aging and the binding ties of family connections are timeless.

Jewel Tone Butterfly Cards Class

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

5:30-7:30pm

Lighthouse Books & Gifts

Make 3 beautiful butterfly cards using rubber stamps, embellishments and a technique for coloring on dark jewel tone paper. Adhesive not included, please bring your favorite. Register soon because class size is limited. Cost is only $10.00 plus tax.

2nd Annual Jon Soderberg’s ALS Benefit for the MDA, Augie’s Quest and the ALS-TDI

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

10:00 am to Midnight

Riverside Park, Pittsville, WI

The 2nd Annual Jon Soderberg’s ALS Benefit for the MDA, Augie’s Quest and the ALS-TDI will be held on Saturday, May 17th, 2014 at the Riverside Park in Pittsville, WI. The event is scheduled from noon to midnight. The event will be sponsored in partnership with the Pittsville Lions Club, ALS/TDI, Augie’s Quest and the MDA. Our goal is to raise public awareness about ALS, help individuals in Central Wisconsin affected by Muscle Diseases along with raising funds to support much needed ALS research.
Live music from Boogey and the YoYoZ who have a huge mid-west following. Also, tentatively scheduled on the day of the event: one of the first car shows of the year; an ALS walk around the Park; food, beverages and ice cream; a vendor/craft fair; bingo; raffles and drawings; bean bag tournament; games and activities for kids; silent auction; fireworks and more! Approximately 1,500 people participated in the 2013 event throughout the day, this year we are expecting to exceed that number!
In June of 2012, Jon was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Jon is employed at Handy Enterprises Incorporated as a mechanic and is unable to work at this time. He has been treated at the Marshfield Clinic; University of Wisconsin Hospitals, Madison WI; Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Jon, 28, and his wife, Kristin, live in Pittsville, WI with their 3 year old daughter Colby.

Free Spring Bunnies Card Make & Take

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

10am-3pm

Lighthouse Books & Gifts

FREE! Make a cute spring bunnies card using Impression Obsession dies & stamps. Limit 1 free make & take per customer, while supplies last.

Port Edwards Garage Sale

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Port Edwards, WI

There are typically over 100 garage sales so bring a good pair of shoes, a pocket full of change and plan to have a great time.

Assumption High School Royal Event

Sunday, May 18, 2014

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Assumption High School, 445 Chestnut Street, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

Assumption High School’s Royal Event is fun for the whole family! There will be food, entertainment, kids midway and inflatables, petting zoo, crafters and more!

Black & White Cards Class

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

1-3pm

Lighthouse Books & Gifts

Make 3 pretty black and white cards using rubber stamps, embossing folders, dies, decorative paper and embellishments. Adhesive not included, please bring your favorite. Register soon because class size is limited. Cost is only $10.00 plus tax.

Black & White Cards Class

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

5:30-7:30pm

Lighthouse Books & Gifts

Make 3 pretty black and white cards using rubber stamps, embossing folders, dies, decorative paper and embellishments. Adhesive not included, please bring your favorite. Register soon because class size is limited. Cost is only $10.00 plus tax.

Singles Dance by CWN (Central Wisconsin Network)

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

8:00 pm to midnight

Bernard's Supper Club, 701 Second Street North, Stevens Point, WI 54481

Singles dance to oldies with some good modern tunes thrown in. There is a greeter who introduces new people to those already seated. Many enjoy dancing free style while others enjoy ballroom dancing they learned at dance lessons sponsored by CWN. There are three slow dance mixers, some simple line dances and fun dances like “The YMCA”.

The age of our group is 50 plus. Men wear casual dress pants or very good jeans, and nice shirts (no t-shirts please); women wear slacks, skirts, good jeans or dresses. Dances are held twice a month.

Music by CWN. Admission is $8 for members and $12 for non-members

Wisconsin Rapids Kiwanis Youth Outdoors Day

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

9 am to 3 pm

Lake Wazeecha Red Sands Beach

The Wisconsin Rapids Kiwanis Club have been serving the children of the Wisconsin Rapids Area since 1928. Mark your calendar for the Kiwanis Youth Outdoors Day – Summer event on Saturday, June 7th! Enjoy over 20 outdoor related activities ranging from archery and pellet rifles to duck calling, canoeing, rock climbing, fishing and compass reading. Lunch and raffle prizes.

Assumption High School Athletic Association Golf Scramble

Friday, July 18, 2014

7:00 am and 12:30 pm

The Ridges, 2311 Griffith Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

The Royal Golf Scramble is held annually at the Ridges Golf Course on the 3rd Friday in July. This event has been held annually for the past twenty-two years. Morning and afternoon sessions are available, and approximately 260 golfers participate each year. A dinner is prepared by AHS alumni, at Assumption High School in the evening, concludes the event. Hole sponsorships and prizes are solicited form local businesses by both Athletic Assn. members and the Athletic Director. Athletic Assn. members assist with the various activities and organization of prizes.

Tee times available at 7:00 am and 12:30 pm. Contact Joe Birkhauser for more information (715) 422-0914.

Sherry Tired Iron A

Saturday, July 26, 2014

10:00 am-11:00 pm

Anderton Park, Sherry, Wisconsin

Every fourth Saturday in July, the Sherry Tired Iron Tractor Club will be hosting its Annual Antique Tractor Show at Anderton Park in Sherry, WI.

 

Come on out on Saturday, July 26th to see all makes and models. The show will run from 10:00 am-11:00 pm with a tractor parade at 1:00 pm. There will be awards for the three best tractors that will be voted on by an at-large committee of show guests. There will be an antique tractor pull challenge weather permitting and barrel rides for the kids. Along with music, food and refreshments available.

 

Proceeds from the show go to sponsoring Tractor Safety courses in Auburndale and Marshfield High Schools along with community improvements. The show is located half way between Marshfield and Stevens Point about two miles south of State Highway 10. Admission is FREE and there is no charge for showing tractors or old equipment. Call Fritz at 715-572-8296 with questions.

Kolor for Kids FunFest

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Grand Rapids Lions Club

Get ready to Kolor your world and change a child’s life!! Registration will be open March 24th for the 3rd Annual Kolor for Kids FunFest, sponsored by Element Mobile benefiting Children’s Miracle Network. This colorful event will feature a day full of fun for all ages.

Kolor for Kids FunFest will be held at the Grand Rapids Lions Club on Saturday August 23, 2014. The 5K Run/Walk will begin at 10 am. Participants will start wearing white and end sprinkled in an array of fabulous colored cornstarch powder.

For a complete list of activities and 5K registration information, go to www.kolorforkids.com.