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Lincoln County Fair

Aug 3, 2014 10am - 10pm

Lincoln Co Fairgrounds in Merrill, WI
Free Gate Admission & Final Day to see Royal Bengal & Siberian Tigers perform at Noon and 2:30pm. See US Army's Orange County Chopper! Worship Service with Sound Doctrine at 10am. Polish Cowboys play Polka Music 1 til 4pm on Bone & Joint CenterStage. Unlimited Rides with Wristband $18 from Noon til 5pm. Music in Pagels Entertainment Tent! Sandy's Small Animal Sale at 2pm. Enjoy Food & Fun!

Lincoln County Fair Association 715-536-5212 www.LincolnCoFair.com


Greenwood Car Show and Street Dance

Sep 6, 2014 Car Show Registration Begins at 10am

Main Street - Greenwood
Car Show starting at 10 AM, trophies at 3, Street Dance following. Car Show: 1st and 2nd place trophies for each class and vendors. Street Dance: Free Inflatables for the kids and two bands starting after the car show.

Joe or Mary Domanico 715-937-7866 or 715-937-2258


Our Lady Queen of Heaven Parish Picnic

Aug 24, 2014 10am - 5pm

750 10th Avenue South, Wisconsin Rapids, Wi
10:00 a.m.
Polka Mass featuring the St. Lawrence Polka Massters

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Food & Beverages
Dessert Bar
Games, Pony Rides and Beauty Boutique for Kids
Bake Sale & Country Crafts
Basket Boutique
Used Book Nook
$1,000 Grand Prize Raffle


12:00 Noon
Live auction
Bingo
Music by Old Time Brass
Take a spin on the wooden dance floor!

Deb Lobner, 715.423.8922


Town of Grant Sesquicentennial Celebration

Aug 8, 2014 - Aug 10, 2014 Friday 3pm - 11pm, Saturday 8am - 10pm, Sunday 10am - 6pm

Southwest Portage County - Kellner area - many events at 9011 Co Rd WW, Wisc. Rapids and 4231 80th St South, Wisc Rapids
The town of Grant Sesquicentennial Celebration is full of fun for everyone!

Friday is a Celebration of Education with a meal and social for former students of the area’s one room school houses at 3 pm at St. John Lutheran Church in Kellner. Later that evening everyone is invited to attend a dance at the Wild Horse Saloon.

Saturday is a CELEBRATE LIFE AND WORK! Historical items will be displayed inside the town hall (9011 Highway WW) and the adjacent field from 9 am-3 pm. A craft sale and flea market will also be held from 9 am-3 pm in the field across the road from the town hall. You will find many things to do in the downtown Kellner area. A farmer’s market will take place from 8:00 am-noon. Activities for the kids will take place throughout the day and on Sunday. Bingo will take place on Saturday from 1-6 pm and a Baggo tournament from 1-5:30 pm. LIVE music starts at 1 pm on Saturday and continues throughout the evening. More music takes place on Sunday with a live band downtown and a “Singsiration” at the Kellner Moravian Church at 1:30 pm. A CELEBRATION OF FOOD AND FUN takes place on both Saturday and Sunday. Food is available downtown Kellner. A bake sale will take place at St. John Lutheran Church on Saturday from 8-10 am. A Bake-Off Contest will take place at the Kellner Moravian Church with judging at 2:15 pm. The fun will include a PARADE through downtown Kellner on Sunday starting at noon. For details see http://townofgrantportageco.com/

Dorothy Raasch, 715-423-6589, mdraasch@solarus.net


Musky Jamboree Street Party

Aug 8, 2014 7pm - 10pm

Boulder Junction
7pm-10pm, with live music by Hip Pocket & fireworks. Located by Coontail Corner.

Contact: Boulder Junction Chamber, (715) 385-2400 or visit boulderjct.org


58th Annual Musky Jamboree

Aug 10, 2014 9am - 4pm

Boulder Junction
Join us on Main Street from 9am-4pm for a car show, over 150 arts & crafts booths, food booths, kids casting contest, flea market, live entertainment and more.

Contact: Boulder Junction Chamber, (715) 385-2400 or boulderjct.org


Boomtown Power Truck and Tractor Pulls

Aug 2, 2014 Registration Starts at 9am

201 East Green Street, Curtiss, Wisconsin

$5 at the gate. 12 and under get in free!
Curtiss Sno-chaser clubhouse and race track
Exit 127 off Hwy 29, go north on Hwy E and follow the signs
Food and refreshments on the grounds. No carry in’s.
Lions Club Charcoal Chicken
**Pedal Pull for all ages

**Antique tractor show-
All day- Judging at 5 pm.
Contact Mike 715-613-4229

**Antique tractor Pull
Register & weigh in at 9 am
Pull at 12 pm sharp
Cloverland rules
$15 entry fee
Info: Ron 715-223-6258

**Trucks & Tractors
100% payback
Register & weigh in at 3 pm
Pulls after antique tractors, approx. 5 pm
$25 entry
Tractors- 10 mph pace by speed board
Info:
Mike: 715-965-1960
Evenings-
Scott 715-613-2480

Truck classes-
2 Wheel drive
Stock 4x4
Street Diesel
Open Diesel
6200 lb Super Stock

Tractor classes-
Paced Classes:
5000 Non Turbo
8,000
9,500
11,500
12,500
Open Classes no pace:
6,500
8,000
9,500
11,000

Over $3500 in added prize money!
Bring your lawn chairs and watch in comfort!
Great family fun for everyone!!


Mike: 715-965-1960
Evenings-
Scott 715-613-2480



Lincoln County Fair

Aug 2, 2014 9am - 11:45pm

Lincoln County Fairgrounds off Hwy 64 Merrill, WI
Free Gate Admission! See US Army Orange County Chopper, Brunon Blaszak's Royal Bengal & Siberian Tigers 3 performances, plus Unlimited Rides Mr. Ed's Magical Midway with wristband Noon - 5pm! Outhouse Races at 6pm and Geoff Landon & Wolfpack at 7:30 in Pagels Entertainment Tent. Kids Pedal Tractor Pull 1pm, Rick Allen Magic & Ripple Effect alternate on Bone&Joint Center Stage; 4H Demonstrations, caricaturist David Fliss, DJ/ Karaoke Robert Woods, Butter carving, vendors, exhibits, food, fun.

Fair Office, 715-536-5212 www.LincolnCoFair.com


United Way Community Fest

Sep 20, 2014 9:30am - 3pm

Marathon Park, Wausau
Second annual United Way Community Fest features free, family friendly activities including crafts and games, music, food vendors and the United We Can food sculpture competition. Bring a canned food item to vote for your favorite.

Sue Haupt, United Way of Marathon County


Lincoln County Fair

Aug 1, 2014 8:15am - 11:45pm

Lincoln County Fairgrounds off Hwy 64 Merrill, WI
Free Gate Admission! See 3 performances of Brunos Royal Bengal & Siberian Tigers. Noon til 5pm Unlimited Rides on Mr. Ed's Magical Midway with Wristband! Beginning at 1pm Rick Allen Magic and Ripple Effect alternate on the Bone&Joint Center Stage till Brian West DJ/Karaoke begins 8:30 til 11:45pm. Rabid Aardvarks perform in Pagels Entertainment Tent at 7:30pm. Caricaturist David Fliss, Butter carving at 4pm, vendors, exhibits, food & more!

Lincoln County Fair Association 715-536-5212 www.LincolnCoFair.com


Athens Fair

Aug 15, 2014 All Weekend, Parade Sunday at 1pm

Athens WI
Parade on Sunday August 17, starting at 1:00pm

Vicki Halopka, 715-607-0716


Athens Fair

Aug 14, 2014 All Day

Athens
Community Fair, No Charge, Horse shows on Thursday, Saturday night, and Sunday Morning, Dairy Show on Saturday, and Much more

Vicki Halopka, 715-607-0716


Jazz in the Gardens

Aug 17, 2014 4pm

Monk Gardens, Wausau, WI
Fischer Family Jazz is made of Geoffrey Fischer on bass, Lucas Fischer on drums, Amanda Fischer on reeds, and Michael Fischer on piano. The ensemble plays a wide variety of jazz music ranging from the energetic and Latin rhythms of Chick Corea and Michel Camillo to the familiar traditional swing music of Duke Ellington, and Count Basie. The afternoon will feature diverse styles to create a festive and fun atmosphere--a joyful, yet relaxed way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Geoffrey is a sophomore music and computer double-major at UWSP. Amanda is a senior and Lucas is a sophomore at Wausau West High School. Michael is a local pastor who has performed around the country with jazz and Gospel music groups. He has several solo recordings of his own and has recorded with a number of others, most recently on a Spring 2014 release by the ACME Jazz Company, a big band based in Minneapolis, MN.

Michael Fischer, 715-298-9558, mike@fischermusic.com


Frankie Ballard Benefit Concert

Aug 22, 2014 Gates Open 5:30pm

Witter Field Wisconsin Rapids
Country Music Star Frankie Ballard will perform a benefit concert to support the Boys & Girls Club of the Wisconsin Rapids Area on Friday August 22nd along with opening act Raised Reckless. Gates open at 5:30pm, Raised Reckless performs at 6:30pm and Frankie Ballard at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale through the Rapids Rafters ticket office at Witter Field. All proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Wisconsin Rapids.

Boys & Girls Club (715)424-2582 info@bgcwra.org
http://bgcwra.org/index.php



St. Mary's Custer Parish Picnic

Aug 24, 2014 10am - 7pm

Arnott Lions Community Park, East of Stevens Point on County Highway J, Between Highway 10 and County B
10am - Polka Mass at the Park with Old Time Brass and Choraliers
11:30am - 1:30pm - Chicken Dinner catered by Bob's Catering of Hatley (Kids 5 & Under Free)

MUSIC
11:30am - 3pm - The Polka Pak
3pm - 7pm - Polka Country Drifters

ALL DAY
Concessions, Basket Raffles, Big Raffle, Silent Auction, Kid's Games, Cherry Tree, 50/50 Raffle, Pull Tabs, Bake Sale, Farmer's Market

2:30pm - BINGO

7pm - Big Raffle Ticket Drawing (need not be present to win)

Mary at 715-824-2817


St. Bartholomew's of Mill Creek Church Picnic

Aug 10, 2014 9am - 8pm

Approx. 2.5 miles West of Stevens Point on Hwy HH, then left on Co. Hwy M, 2 miles West to the Church
Mass with Polka Music at 9am with "The Choraliers" and Old Time Brass
Day of Entertainment for the Whole Family!
Children's and Adult Games, Craft & Bake Sale, Cherry Tree!
Family Style Chicken Dinner 10:30am
Beer, Food and Ice Cream Stands on the Grounds
BINGO Cash Prizes at Noon

MUSIC 10am - 8pm
Old Time Brass 10am - Noon
Chad Przybylski & The Polka Rhythms Noon - 4pm
Polish Connection 4pm - 8pm

RAFFLE 8pm
1st Prize - $1000
2nd Prize - $250
3rd Prize - $100
4th & 5th Prizes - $50
6th - 10th Prizes - $25

(715) 344-3003


Family Day in the Garden

Aug 9, 2014 11am - 2pm

East Towne Community Garden, 700 Block Jefferson St., Wausau
Join us for our annual Family Day in the Garden Celebration, presented by Wausau Urban Community Gardens and the East Towne Neighborhood Group.

Event is free for all! Activities include: face painting, scavenger hunt, live music, police car, fire truck, healthy snacks, games, crafts, and fun for the whole family!

Jenny Christl, 715-848-4884, jennyc@bridgeclinic.org


Bowler Bash

Aug 1, 2014 - Aug 2, 2014 Friday 7pm - 11pm, Saturday Begins at 1pm

Bowler Pond/Park Bowler, WI
Friday, August 1st
Singing with the Brownies Karaoke: 7-11PM

Saturday, August 2nd
Parade - 1PM
Kid's Games following the Parade
Gene Lettau & the 2nd Edition Band: 2-6PM
Bike Raffle @ 4PM (Kid's 12 & Under)
Cow/Horse Drop Bingo @ 4PM
Star Fire Family Show: 8-12
Huge Fireworks Display @ Dusk by Fireworks Country

Kerry Breitrick (715)793-4713


Family Fun Fest

Aug 10, 2014 11am - 3pm

Clark County Health Care Center W4266 State Hwy. 29, Owen WI
Join us for our 5th Annual Family Fun Fest. Enjoy an afternoon of good food, live music, activities for the kids, bucket raffles and prizes.
Serving the famous Lublin Legion's charcoal-grilled chicken dinner from 11a-2p.
$8 for 1/2 chicken & $7 for 1/4 chicken
Music by Jerry Teclaw and Art Petke
Petting zoo and face painting for the kids
Bucket & 50/50 raffles plus many other great prizes!
Proceeds will be used to help further develop the CCHCC's Memorial Park. The park is intended for use by residents and visitors of the HCC and community members as well. This event will be held rain or shine. Hope to see you there!


715-229-2172


St. Bartholomew Church Picnic

Aug 10, 2014 10:30am - 10pm

2493 County Hwy - M, Stevens Point, WI 54481
Parish Picnic 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Mass with Polka Music at 9:00 am
Family Style Chicken Dinner at 10:30 am
Entertainment for the whole family: Children's Games, Craft, Cherry Tree, Bingo at 12:00 noon, Beer Tent, Hamburger Stand, Ice Cream.
Polka Music from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm by: Old Time Brass, The Polka Rhythms, Polish Connection


Gabe Hurrish, 715-498-3607


Old Boat Rally & Display

Aug 9, 2014 9am - 5pm

Rock Island Bar / Resort N2737 Hwy 107 Merrill, WI 54452
Old Boat Rally & Display For all types of boats 1975 and older. In the water and on land. Great chance to get out that out boat (Fiberglass, Wood, Aluminum, etc.) Motors and show them off. Any Boating related items. Hosted by Rock Island and the Central WI Retro Boat Club. $5 Entry fee, Door Prizes, Concessions, Raffles. All Proceeds to be donated to the Veterans Chapel at St. Francis in Merrill WI. Karaoke noon-5pm Live music at 7pm

Al 715-551-1796 or Russ 715-393-5551


KIDS from Wisconsin

Aug 20, 2014 7pm

Edgar Auditorium Edgar WI
The KIDS from Wisconsin is a traveling group of some of the State's most talented young people. This is a must see event for music lovers.

Mark Lacke; 715-581-2508;


Disney’s Mulan JR

Aug 14, 2014 - Aug 16, 2014 Thursday & Friday 7:30pm, Sunday 2pm

UW-Marshfield/Wood County, Helen Connor Laird Theatre, 2000 West 5th Street, Marshfield, WI 54449
Travel back to the legendary ancient China with Disney’s Mulan JR, presented by UW-Marshfield/Wood County’s Continuing Education. Based on the Disney film, Mulan JR is a heartwarming celebration of culture, honor, and the fighting spirit. Tickets: $10.

Box Office: 715-389-6534, marshfield.uwc.edu


Cranberry Fest

Oct 4, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014 Saturday 9am - 4pm, Sunday 9am - 3pm

Vilas County Fairgrounds and Downtown Eagle River
Everything cranberry and more! From fresh cranberries, craisins, delicious foods, pastries, and warm autumn drinks to homemade goods, arts and crafts, clothing and music. This annual festival draws nearly 50,000 people. As a special bonus our significant area forest are usually at "peak color" during this ever-popular fall season event.

Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce, 800-359-6315 www.cranberryfest.org info@ealgeriver.org


Paul Bunyan Fest

Aug 13, 2014 10am - 4pm

Downtown Eagle River
Enjoy this fun-filled day in downtown Eagle River as we celebrate our logging heritage. Huge street sale featuring some of Wisconsin's finest artisans. Logging era music, chain-saw carving and great food round out this festive event.

Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce. 800-359-6315. info@eagleriver.org www.eagleriver.org


10th Annual Port Edwards Fun Fest

Aug 8, 2014 - Aug 9, 2014 Friday & Saturday

Edwards - Alexander Park, 210 2nd Street, Port Edwards, WI
"Celebrating Unity in Our Community"

Free Admission - Free Parking - Free Kids Games - Cars, Tractors & Crafts

Event Proceeds to Help Benefit South Wood Emergency Pantry Shelf in Wisconsin Rapids

FRIDAY EVENTS:
- Car & Motorcycle Cruise, Edwards Avenue, $10. day of the cruise or pre-register for $5.
Stage: 3pm - 6pm, Cruise leaves at 6pm

- Fun Run 5K & Kids Run Starts at 5:30pm

- FREE Ice Cream & Pie Social at United Methodist Church
5:30pm - 8pm & continues after the cruise

- Live Music Begins at 6:15pm
Food & Refreshments Available from PE Lions Club

SATURDAY EVENTS
- Craft Show 9am - 4pm. This is a juried show including unique hand made items. $20. booth charge per vendor.

- Tractor Show 9am - 4pm Antique Tractors, Engines, Exhibits, etc. First 20 participants receive a $10. gas card.

- Car & Motorcycle Show Rain or Shine
$10 day of the show or cruise, $5 pre-registration
8am presentation at 3:15pm, 23 classes with 1st - 3rd place trophies

- Marshall Buehler's Historical Trivia Contest

- Family Activities Including Free Kids Games & Free Swimming

- Raffle / Drawings at 3pm

- Therapeutic Horseback Riding Demo by Jeremiah's Crossing Early Afternoon

http://www.portedwardswi.com/pages/Special_Events.html


Benefit for Levi

Aug 8, 2014 - Aug 10, 2014 All Weekend

Marathon City Sports Center 1200 Wisconsin 107, Marathon, Wisconsin 54448
Levi Hoppenworth, is the 4 ½ year old son of Adam Hoppenworth and Erin Pestka (also part of the Betzner and Wielock families) who sustained severe head trauma in May 2012 due to an accident. He is in need of ongoing care and has been hospitalized multiple times over the past two years.

Angels of Miracles along with family, friends and loved ones are hosting the 3rd Annual Benefit for Levi the weekend of August 8-10, 2014 at the Marathon City Sports Center, 1200 Hwy 107 in Marathon, WI in a continued effort to add to Levi's trust fund.

We will be holding a Softball and Volleyball Tournaments, Monster Home Run Derby, Beer Drinking Trophies, Dunk Tank, Bouncy House, Musical Entertainment and Refreshments. There will also be 50/50 Raffles, Bucket Raffles and a Bat Raffle.

Please contact us by calling 715-370-7297 or e-mailing us at info@BenefitForLevi.com if you have any questions or concerns.


Community Picnic

Aug 6, 2014 4:30pm - 8pm

Red Sands, Lake Wazeecha, 6411 South Park Road, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
You're invited to Incourage's Community Picnic! Come to Lake Wazeecha Red Sands for FREE local food, beverages, and family fun. Entertainment includes Aqua Skiers, Shermalot Skiers, live music, kids' inflatables, and more. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket. See you there! incouragecf.org

hello@incouragecf.org; 715-423-3863


Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School 40th Reunion for Classes of '74/'75

Sep 13, 2014 2pm - 11:55pm

Anchor Bay Bar & Grill - 3460 North Biron Drive, Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Celebration to include music, food, beer, soft drinks and cash bar (casual attire). See our page on Facebook for more info

Nancy Klevene


PotatoFest

Aug 30, 2014 All Day

Downtown Rhinelander, Wisconsin
The festival is a spud-filled day of activities such as a parade, a French Fry Frenzy, the YMCA Couch Potato Race, Little Lit’l Miss and Lit’l Mr. Tator Tot Potato Sack Outfit Contest, a potato salad cook-off and so much more. There is a historic and education component, food vendors and live music throughout the afternoon into the evening providing entertainment for all ages.


Downtown Rhinelander, Inc.
715-362-7374
www.downtownrhinelander.com



Irish Fest

Sep 6, 2014 All Day

Weston
Bringing cultural Irish festivities to Central
Wisconsin. We have Irish bands, dancers,
and workshops. Day time bike ride. This is
our second annual Irish Festival.

Irish food and drink will be available for
purchase.

See website for full details:
http://www.irishfestcentralwisconsin.com/

Jill Mabry


41st Annual North Central Wisconsin Antique Steam and Gas Engine Club Show

Aug 22, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014 Friday through Sunday

w465 co hwy H, Edgar, Wi 54426
antique steam and gas tractors, saw mill, threshing, flea market, live music, good food

greg


Taste of the Town

Aug 9, 2014 5pm - Dusk

Pfiffner Pioneer Park, 1110 Crosby Avenue, Stevens Point
Taste of the Town is a fundraiser that benefits one to one youth mentoring. This event includes tastes of food and drink from area businesses. The food is served from 5-7:30pm. Includes a Chef Demonstration along with a live auction, champagne raffle and live music. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door. For more information go to www.bigimpact.org or call 715-341-0661.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Wisconsin
715-341-0661



KIDS from Wisconsin

Aug 2, 2014 7pm

Edgar Auditorium Edgar WI
The KIDS from Wisconsin are returning to Edgar on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 7:00pm. While new to some people from Edgar when they visited us last August, the KIDS were organized in 1969 and have traveled the State each summer performing at many fairs, conventions and festivals. Annually these talented, young people from across Wisconsin audition for this popular group. The concert theme may change each year but the singing and dancing skills remain incredible. Tickets are $20 each. Reserved seating is again available through www.brownpapertickets.com; search Edgar or KIDS from Wisconsin. Depending on advanced sales, remaining seats for general admission tickets may be available but a sellout crowd is expected.

Mark Lacke
7156-581-2508