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Minocqua First Responder pancake Breakfast (Minocqua)
Minocqua First Responders are hosting a pancake breakfast. Saturday, May 25 2013 8:00 am-12 noon. Bo Di Lac Fire Station Admission: $7.00 Children 6 and under:$2.00 Breakfast includes: Eggs, Sausage, & all you care to eat Pancakes served with a beverage. All proceeds benefit the Minocqua First Responders. Any questions, Please call Don Bratcher: 715-892-4318
Lakeland Barbershop Chorus (Woodruff)
The Lakeland Barbershop Chorus rehearses every Tuesday from 7-9:30 at the Lakeland Senior Center, 412 Balsam Rd., Woodruff, WI. We are a male a cappella barbershop chorus. If you like to sing, please visit us. We have members from communities all around the Northwoods we may be able to find you a car pool! Call Dick Lemenski at (715) 356-7609.
Cranberry Marsh and Winery Tours Available – Reserve your spot now (Eagle River)
Cranberry Marsh and Winery Tours Available – Reserve your spot now. Join us for a tour of a cranberry marsh and the Three Lakes Winery - famous for their Cranberry Wines. Reservations are requested and tours leave from the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center located at 201 N. Railroad St. in Eagle River, WI starting Thursday, October 2nd and go through Sunday, October 5th. Tours are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under. Children 3 and under are Free if they sit on an adult’s lap. To learn more about scheduled tour times and to make your reservation, call the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center at 1-800-359-6315 or 1-715-479-6400.
35th Annual Cranberry Fest - October 4th & 5th, 2014 (Eagle River)
35th Annual Cranberry Fest - October 4th & 5th, 2014
Vilas County Fairgrounds
Eagle River, Wisconsin
CRANBERRIES! CRANBERRIES! CRANBERRIES!!
The Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center invites you to join us for the celebration of the 35th Annual Cranberry Fest - a fun filled family event for all ages with lots of activities to enjoy. Festival Grounds are open from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday, October 4th and 9:00am – 3:00pm on Sunday, October 5th, 2014. A free shuttle bus will be available on Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm to take you throughout Eagle River to all the different activities. Shuttle busses run approximately every 20-30 minutes.
· The availability of Fresh Premium, High Quality, Hand Sorted, Select Cranberries and CraisinsTM for you to purchase and take home to create your own wonderful cranberry flavored foods. (On sale next to the Holiday Gas Station at the corner of Railroad St. and Hwy 70, at the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors center – 201 N. Railroad, at the Vilas County Fairgrounds – Hwy 70W, and in downtown Eagle River.)
· Tasting Wisconsin's No. 1 fruit crop – cranberries - made into an array of delicious food and drink items such as juice, soda, beer, meatballs, fritters, pies, breads, chutney and more.
· Pancake breakfast – served on festival grounds in the large food tent from 7-10am. Come start your day with your choice of regular or cranberry pancakes, pork sausage and a drink.
· Support the Make-A-Wish Foundation by trying a slice of the World's Largest Cranberry Cheesecake - over 100 feet in length. All proceeds will assist in granting wishes for children who have life threatening illnesses in our area.
· The Ministry Health Care 2014 Berry Bog Bike and 5K Jog - a fitness bike ride, walk and run. For more information on how to participate in the Berry Bog Bike and 5K Jog, call the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center for a registration form at 1-800-359-6315 or 1-715-479-6400.
· Join us for a tour of a cranberry marsh and the Three Lakes Winery - famous for their Cranberry Wines. Reservations are requested and tours leave from the Eagle Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center at 201 N. Railroad St. in Eagle River starting Thursday, October 2nd and go through Sunday, October 5th . Tours are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under. To learn more about scheduled tour times and to make your reservation call the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center at 1-800-359-6315 or 1-715-479-6400.
· Cranberry Fest features over 300 arts and crafts vendors who will be showcasing home-created items made by the sellers themselves and what a variety of items they have. There is something for everyone.
After visiting the festivities on the festival grounds don’t forget to enjoy all the activities located in downtown Eagle River.
· Activities Downtown (Saturday only) include: book fair at the Olson Memorial Library, an antique market, farmers market, fresh cranberry and craisin sales, Lake Country Weaver and Fiber Artists show and sale, hot food and beverages, musical entertainment, and a luncheon at the First Congregational Church.
Also, please note that Pets are NOT ALLOWED at the Vilas County Fairgrounds. Please leave your pets at home - not only for the safety of the public, but most of all for the safety of your pet. Thank you.
For a complete schedule of activities and for more information contact the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center at 1-800-359-6315 or 1-715-479-6400 and ask for the Cranberry Country Crier, Marsh and Winery Tour information or the Ministry Health Care 2014 Berry Bog Bike and 5K Jog brochure.
FOOD FOR KIDZ IN (MINOCQUA)
FOOD FOR KIDZ IN MINOCQUA
For the seventh year in a row, volunteers from the Lakeland area and surrounding communities will team up with non-profit organization “Food for Kidz” to help reduce world hunger. This event will take place on Saturday, October 18 at Lakeland Union High School in Minocqua.
Food for Kidz, a program of feeding children internationally, is an opportunity to serve others by packaging high protein, low cost meals which are then sent to those who need them. Many of those who receive these meals eat just one meal a day. The mission of Food for Kids is to significantly reduce the number of hungry children in the USA and feed God’s starving children throughout the world. Our goal this year is to package 150,000 meals in just four hours. To accomplish this, 600 volunteers are needed. There will be two shifts on Saturday morning. The first shift is 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and the second is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. People of all ages are needed from elementary age children, youth, young adults, the elderly and families and anyone who has a heart ready to help others. Getting involved is easy. Look for volunteer sign-up sheets at many area churches, the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce, MHLT, AV-W and LUHS schools.
Donations are also needed to pay for the food. Each meal costs 15 cents, but 150,000 meals will cost
$22,500. A donation of $32.40 will buy a box of food that will make 216 meals, but donations of any amount will be greatly appreciated. Make your check payable to Food for Kidz and send it to John Breiten, 1061 Keppler Road, Winchester, WI 54557.
For more information call John or Susie Breiten 715-686-7570
Pinch Pots and Alternative Clay Firings 1 (Phillips)
In this first of two ceramic workshops, potter John Langer returns to the park to share more advanced techniques in creating ultra-smooth surfaces and textures on hand worked clay pieces. Registration & a $50 fee are required for this 2-workshop series.
Pinch Pots and Alternative Clay Firings 2 (Phillips)
In the second of two workshops in this clay series, attendees will experience two exciting ways to kiln fire pottery outdoors, each creating different dramatic glazing effects. With students help, John Langer will load a steel barrel with bisque pieces created in October along with various other materials and set it on fire. While this pit firing is burning, John will demonstrate a raku firing, also outdoors. There will be a pot luck lunch to enjoy in between the firings on this late fall day. Registration and a $50 fee are required for this 2-workshop series.
Holiday Evergreen Decorating (Phillips)
Learn how to make & decorate a fresh holiday evergreen wreath as well as trying your hand creating an evergreen swag. Wreath or swag packages with all necessary greenery & decorative supplies are available for $10. Make some great gifts this holiday season. Registration required.
Lugerville School Pie Auction & Raffle (Phillips)
Delicious pies will be up for auction followed by raffle drawings for guns, flat-screen TV and various other items. Everyone is welcome to attend and bid on the pie of their choosing or participate in raffle drawings. Members of Save the Lugerville School group and the area community donate pies for the auction. All proceeds earned go directly back into maintaining the Lugerville School/Community Center building.
Barn Quilts (Phillips)
Join Jeanie Heizler, life-long fabric quilter and owner of Custom Outdoor Covers, for an afternoon of learning the tradition of making and displaying barn quilts. Then create a mini-sized version of a quilt for your home or mailbox. Patterns and supplies are provided. Barn quilts make great holiday gifts as well! Registration & a $6 fee required. Space is limited.
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