Events Calendar

Clark County’s self-guided “Bloomin’ Greenhouse Tour”

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Saturday, April 15, 2017 – Tuesday, October 31, 2017

8am - 7pm

Throughout Clark County

Clark County’s self-guided “Bloomin’ Greenhouse Tour” meanders along the scenic country roads and through quaint communities to 40+ greenhouses. Follow the map to discover and enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of each greenhouse. Come anytime spring, summer or fall, we have plenty for all. April – October, 2017

For a brochure listing of greenhouses, please call 715-255-9100, email info@clarkcountyedc.org, or visit our website at www.clark-cty-wi.org or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Clarkcountywitourism/

Pioneer Cooking 101

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Historic Point Basse

This series of classes will concentrate on cooking methods used before 1860.

1. Basic fire building and primitive methods

2. Campfire and open hearth cooking using cast iron

3. Cooking and baking on an 1850 kitchen range.

Each of the 3 hour sessions begin at 5PM and will concentrate on methods and foods used by our ancestors.

These classes will be conducted by the volunteer staff of Historic Point Basse with assistance from others who have expertise in a specific area.

Cost: $5.00 per night for the first three classes to cover the materials used and a commitment of 15 hours of volunteer time at Historic Point Basse
The fourth class, everyone brings their own ingredients and cooks for everyone.
Class size 10 or less

For more information or to sign up, send an e-mail to: info@historicpointbasse.com

Or call Diane & Jim Nickel at (715)886-4230

Splash of Red Cranberry Tours

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 – Friday, October 27, 2017

Tours offered 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

5407 1st Ave, Pittsville, WI 54466

Tour several different area marshes, pick fresh fruit from the vine, and observe
testing, cleaning and freezing of the fruit harvest with students from the nation’s only Cranberry Science Class as your tour guides. A scrumptious lunch with special cranberry treats is included with the tour. All monies go toward scholarship and trip opportunities for Pittsville FFA members. Reservations are a must. Tours offered 9:30 am – 12 pm Sept. 27, 29 and Oct. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, and 27, 2017 (harvest/weather permitting). Tours available to motor coach groups Monday-Friday.

Watercolor Paper Painting

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

6-9 pm

City Hall, 444 West Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids

Create a beautiful watercolor painting by simply following the directions of a local artist. Class size is limited. Pre-registration required. Program fees: $14 City Resident; $21 Non-Resident. Sponsored by the Wis. Rapids Recreation Department. For more information call the Recreation Office at 715-421-8240.

Escanaba in da Moonlight

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Friday, September 29, 2017 – Sunday, October 8, 2017

7:30pm; 2:00pm Sunday matinee

WR Community Theatre; 220 3rd Ave., S.; Rapids Mall/Centralia Center

Grab yer pasties and Leinenkugel’s and join us for a weekend with da Soady boys at deer camp. Albert, Reuben, Remnar and the rest of the gang are back in Jeff Daniels’ hilarious tribute to the traditions of bagging the great buck. WRCT first produced “Escanaba” in 2005.
Performances are Sept. 29 and 30 at 7:30pm, Oct. 5, 6, 7 at 7:3pm, and Oct. 8 at 2:00pm.

Red Cross Babysitting Certification Course

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Friday, September 29, 2017

9 am-3 pm

City Hall, 444 West Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids

This training is intended for children, ages 11+, who have the responsibility of caring for younger children. Participants must pass skills and written tests to receive certification. Students should bring a doll and a bag lunch and should review the book prior to class. Class size is limited. Pre-registration required.

Rock Painting

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Friday, September 29, 2017

9:30-11 am

City Hall, 444 West Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids

Join the rock painting craze! Each registered family member will receive 5 rocks to paint, all supplies provided. Pre-registration required. Class size is limited. For more information call the Wisconsin Rapids Recreation Department at 715-421-8240.

Historical Encampment

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

9:00am to 4:00pm

Historic Point Basse

Cost: Free

History fills your senses at the historical re-enactment at Pointe Basse on Oct. 1st and 2nd 2016.

See life as it was lived at a French outpost during the fur trade era…artisans demonstrating traditional crafts that were necessary for survival–participants dressed in authentic reproductions of clothing worn by people in all walks of 18th century life…the splendor of 18th century military drills.

Smell the fragrances from kettles simmering over the open fires and the pungent smell of wood smoke…molten lead, hot iron, and acrid haze of black powder mingling with the scent of melting candle wax.

Taste the flavors from another century, as participants prepare traditional foods over an open fire–parched wild rice with maple sugar, spiced apple cider and roasted pumpkins filled with blueberries and cranberries.

For further information call Joe Greco at (715)325-1759
Or e-mail: joegreco14@yahoo.com

Historical Encampment

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

9:00am to 2:00pm

Historic Point Basse

Cost: Free

History fills your senses at the historical re-enactment at Pointe Basse on Oct. 1st and 2nd 2016.

See life as it was lived at a French outpost during the fur trade era…artisans demonstrating traditional crafts that were necessary for survival–participants dressed in authentic reproductions of clothing worn by people in all walks of 18th century life…the splendor of 18th century military drills.

Smell the fragrances from kettles simmering over the open fires and the pungent smell of wood smoke…molten lead, hot iron, and acrid haze of black powder mingling with the scent of melting candle wax.

Taste the flavors from another century, as participants prepare traditional foods over an open fire–parched wild rice with maple sugar, spiced apple cider and roasted pumpkins filled with blueberries and cranberries.

For further information call Joe Greco at (715)325-1759
Or e-mail: joegreco14@yahoo.com

Annual Life Chain

Sunday, October 1, 2017

1:30-2:30 PM

Expressway Wisconsin Rapids, beginning at First St bridge

An annual Life Chain will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2017, from 1:30-2:30 PM at the Wisconsin Rapids Expressway, beginning at First St. bridge. This is part of a National Event. It is a time of silent prayer and a peaceful sidewalk witness for life.

Pioneer Cooking 101

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Historic Point Basse

This series of classes will concentrate on cooking methods used before 1860.

1. Basic fire building and primitive methods

2. Campfire and open hearth cooking using cast iron

3. Cooking and baking on an 1850 kitchen range.

Each of the 3 hour sessions begin at 5PM and will concentrate on methods and foods used by our ancestors.

These classes will be conducted by the volunteer staff of Historic Point Basse with assistance from others who have expertise in a specific area.

Cost: $5.00 per night for the first three classes to cover the materials used and a commitment of 15 hours of volunteer time at Historic Point Basse
The fourth class, everyone brings their own ingredients and cooks for everyone.
Class size 10 or less

For more information or to sign up, send an e-mail to: info@historicpointbasse.com

Or call Diane & Jim Nickel at (715)886-4230

Watercolor Monochrome Paper Painting

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

6-9 pm

City Hall, 444 West Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids

Create a beautiful monochrome watercolor painting by simply following the directions by a local artist. Class size is limited. Pre-registration required. Class includes all materials. Program fees: $14 City Resident; $21 Non-Resident. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Rapids Recreation Department. For more information call the Recreation Office at 715-421-8240.

Run With The Cops 5K

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

5:30 pm

behind the Moravian Church

Join officers from local law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin Rapids for Run With The Cops on October 5. We will hit the lights and sirens all along the course for this fun-filled, community night run!

Location
This year our check in location is NEW! Race check in will take place behind the Moravian Church (310 1st Ave), next to the start/finish line. Thank you to Moravian Church for allowing us to use their property for the race! Parking remains at the Centralia Center on 220 3rd Ave #2, Wisconsin Rapids.
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Event Schedule
Thursday, October 5, 2017

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – On-site registration & packet pick-up

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Law Enforcement Vehicle Display, a fun opportunity for kiddos! Try on SWAT gear, tour a police command center, police cars, meet the local K9s and more!

6:30 p.m. – Kid’s Dash with the Cops and Ace the K9!

7:00 p.m. – 5K Run/Walk

Parking
Parking available in the Centralia Center Lot.

Cranberry Public Harvest Day Celebration

Saturday, October 7, 2017

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wetherby Cranberry Company marsh & Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center

Start your day at the Wetherby Cranberry Company marsh located at 3365 Auger Road, Warrens. Their walking tours run 9:00 am to 11:00 am during the Public Harvest Day giving visitors a chance to see cranberries being harvested whether there is rain, shine or snow. They set aside several beds each year for this occasion and try to show several different stages of harvesting taking place. You will be able to take pictures and videos of cranberries being harvested and have all your cranberry questions answered.  Family members of the Wetherby Cranberry Company will be your personal guides to explain what you are seeing and answer all other questions you have. The packaging warehouse will be open and fresh cranberries will be available to be purchased. Tour costs $5.00 per person.
Following your tour of the Wetherby Cranberry Company head to the Wisconsin Cranberry Discovery Center located at 204 Main Street, Warrens, housed in a historic cranberry sorting warehouse. Catch the aroma of cranberries… as you see, touch and taste Wisconsin’s No. 1 fruit crop. The Discovery Center’s 4,800-square foot exhibit hall details the history of the state’s cranberry industry from the days when Native Americans gathered fruit in the wild to today’s unique growing and harvesting methods. Items on display include a 150-year-old dugout canoe found on a nearby cranberry marsh, a log cabin used by a local carpenter for making cranberry hand rakes and one of the first cranberry harvesting machines. Our vintage ice cream parlor area offers handmade artisan ice cream with five different flavors featuring cranberries. The boutique gift shop offers Wisconsin-made gourmet food products, cranberry glass, artwork by area artists, and products to assist you in creating a personalized gift basket. We also offer daily wine tastings of over 15 different cranberry wines. Specials throughout the Center will be offered this day. The Center will be open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Aspirus Riverview Foundation 2nd Annual Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Noon to 10:00 p.m.

Bull's Eye Country Club, 2800 Ridgewood Trail, Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Join us under the big tent at Bull’s Eye Country Club for our 2nd Annual Oktoberfest event. Enjoy your afternoon dancing on the large wooden dance floor with polka bands Neal Zunker & Music Connection and Box On. Our evening entertainment features country music by Southbound. There will be plenty of food and beverages to fill you up throughout the day. All proceeds from our Oktoberfest event are used to enhance the health and wellness of the South Wood County area.

The bands will be playing from Noon to 10:00 p.m.

Oktoberfest

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Noon to 10:00 p.m.

Bull's Eye Country Club

Aspirus Riverview Foundation’s 2nd Annual Oktoberfest. Three great bands for your dancing and listening enjoyment. Polka Bands Neal Zunker & Music Connection and Box On will be alternating entertainment from noon to 6:00 p.m. Country Band Southbound will be entertaining from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. Advance tickets will be available starting August 1st at the following locations: Aspirus Riverview Hospital Volunteer Desk, Solarus, and Daly Drug. Ticket prices are $15.00 per person and include 1 brat or sandwich and 2 beers or sodas. All proceeds from the event are used to support the mission of the Aspirus Riverview Foundation – To enhance the health and wellness of the communities we serve.

Youth Soccer Lessons

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Monday, October 9, 2017 – Monday, October 30, 2017

6-7pm

Howe School Gym

This class provides an opportunity for children to learn the basic concept of soccer in a fun “skills and drills” structured atmosphere. Class size is limited. Pre-registration required. Fees: $11 City Resident; $17 Non-resident. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Rapids Recreation Department. For more information call our office at 715-421-8240.

Pumpkin Painting Class

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

6:15-8:15 pm

City Hall, 444 West Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids

Create a one of a kind art that can be displayed this fall. Each participant will bring their own pumpkin, and we will supply the rest. Ages 8+ welcome. Class size is limited. Pre-registration required. Fees: $4 City Resident; $6 Non-Resident. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Rapids Recreation Department, call 715-421-8240 for more information.

Christmas Elegance Cards

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

5:30-7:30pm

Lighthouse Books & Gifts

Make 3 elegant Christmas cards using rubber stamps, dies, decorative paper & embellishments. Adhesive not included, please bring your favorite. Register soon, class size is limited. $10.00 plus tax.

Christmas Elegance Cards

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

5:30-7:30pm

Lighthouse Books & Gifts

Make 3 elegant Christmas cards using rubber stamps, dies, decorative paper & embellishments. Adhesive not included, please bring your favorite. Register soon, class size is limited. $10.00 plus tax.

Friday the 13th Halloween Extravaganza

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Friday, October 13, 2017

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Veterans Memorial Park

Celebrate Halloween early on Friday the 13th! Bring the family down to the Veterans’ Memorial Park in Wisconsin Rapids to Trick or Treat with local businesses.

Event Highlights…
Photo Booth
Yard Games with prizes
Halloween Candy
Food will be available for purchase from J² Catering

Renaissance Assisted Living Fall Vendor/Craft Event

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

1-3:30 p.m.

1500 Pepper Ave. Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

This is a bi-annual event at The Renaissance. There are approx. 25 independent sale/craft vendor with all their products for you to see and shop from.
It’s never to early to start Christmas shopping is it?
The event is a very popular vendor event in Rapids, please stop by and see what we have to offer.
No charge.

Magical Migration

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

3:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Sandhill Wildlife Area

Witness the spectacular migration of thousands of cranes, geese, swans, and other waterfowl. Listen to the wetland symphony as these birds fly across the sunset and return to their Gallagher Marsh refuge. Dress warmly in camouflage or neutral colors. Register by 4 October, $15 fee, limit 25 people.

Wine/Beer Glass Painting

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Monday, October 16, 2017

6:30-8:30 pm

City Hall, 444 West Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids

Paint, socialize, and have fun! Choose from a few different patterns or design your own. All supplies included. Class size is limited. Pre-registration required. Fees: $14 City Resident; $21 Non-Resident. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Rapids Recreation Department, call 715-421-8240 for more information.

Fall Landscape Acrylic Painting

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

6-9 pm

City Hall, 444 West Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids

Create a beautiful masterpiece by simply following the directions by a local artist. Class size is limited. Pre-registration required. Fees: $14 City Resident; $21 Non-Resident. Includes all supplies. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Rapids Recreation Department, call 715-421-8240 for more information.

Spirit Walk

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

6:00pm to 8:30pm

Historic Point Basse

$4 For Adults
$2 For all Students

A lantern-lit, tour around the grounds and buildings of Historic Point Basse will give the visitor a chance to meet many of the former residents of Point Basse and citizens of the era. As you walk around the site, the Spirits will emerge from their surroundings to tell you about themselves and the time in which they lived.

For further information call (715)459-1722

Saw-Whet Owl Banding

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Sandhill Wildlife Area

Accompany researchers and UW-Stevens Point students during Wisconsin’s tiniest owl’s migration. See how birds are captured, how biological information is collected, and how individual owls are identified. $15 fee, limit 15 people, ages 12+. Register by Oct. 10. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Wisconsin Rapids Kiwanis Halloween Spooktacular

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

1-4pm

3221 80th St S, Wisconsin Rapids WI 54494

Join us for an afternoon of spooky fun! Activities include; crafts, snacks, games, prizes, and more!

FREE Sunflower Card Make & Take

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

10am-3pm

Lighthouse Books & Gifts

Make a cute sunflower card using new stamps from Impression Obsession. Limit 1 free make & take per customer, while supplies last. FREE!

Acrylic Block Painting

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Monday, October 23, 2017

6-8:30 pm

City Hall, 444 West Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids

Discover a fun way to unwind with your friends. Reconnect while a local artist guides you through painting your own Halloween masterpiece. Participants need to bring their own acrylic or glass block, size 7.5″. All other supplies included. Class size is limited. Pre-registration required. Fees: $14 City Resident; $21 Non-Resident. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Rapids Recreation Department, call 715-421-8240 for more information.

Red Cross Babysitting Certification Course

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Friday, October 27, 2017

9 am-3 pm

City Hall, 444 West Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids

This training is intended for children, ages 11+, who have the responsibility of caring for younger children during the absence of their parents/guardians. Participants must pass skills and written tests to receive certification. Students should bring a doll and bag lunch and should review the book prior to class. Class size is limited. Pre-registration required. For more information call our office at 715-421-8240.

Wood County Master Gardener Fall Garden Seminar

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Registration at 8 am, Program starts at 8:30 am

UW-Marshfleld Campus, 2000 Fifth St, Marshfield Room #131

Date : Saturday, October 28, 2017 Time 8:00 – 12:00
UW-Marshfield Campus, Multi-Media Room #131 (8 – 8:30) Registration
2000 Fifth St. Marshfield
Presented by Wood County Master Gardener Volunteers
Early Registration Recommended. Deadline October 25
UW Extension 715-421-8440.
Public invited – Limited Seating. Refreshments available before and at break Fee: $10 Payable at Door

8:30 – 10:00
Ben Futa, Executive Director of Allen Centennial Garden at University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Presents: ”Building a Lawn: Adding a New Dimension to your Lawn.”  This practical, step-by-step presentation will illustrate how to create a beautiful “bulb lawn/meadow” – an arrangement of bulbs planted in your lawn, can delight throughout the entire growing season.
10:30-12:00
Rob Zimmer, Author, Gardener and Outdoor Writer in Appleton Wisconsin.
Presents: “The Important Role of Conifers in the Home Landscape.” The topic will touch on native vs. hybrids, dwarf conifers for smaller yards as well as cultural conditions needed such as amount of light, types of soils, and winter protection required.

Spirit Walk

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

6:00pm to 8:30pm

Historic Point Basse

$4 For Adults
$2 For all Students

A lantern-lit, tour around the grounds and buildings of Historic Point Basse will give the visitor a chance to meet many of the former residents of Point Basse and citizens of the era. As you walk around the site, the Spirits will emerge from their surroundings to tell you about themselves and the time in which they lived.

For further information call (715)459-1722

Trunk or Treat

Saturday, October 28, 2017

4:30 - 6:30 pm

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church - 10611 State Hwy 13 S, Wisconsin Rapids

Trunk or Treat is a safe way for children to enjoy games and activities while collecting candy or treats. Walk around the parking lot, look at all the fun trunks decorated for fall, and collect treats. Feel free to dress in costume. This event is free for all children.

Halloween Aid “Fright For Life Benefit”

Sunday, October 29, 2017

5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

!820 Gaynor Avenue Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

Halloween Aid is a very community orientated event. There is something going on for people of all ages, children to elderly. We have a huge bake sale with homemade bread by the well known Helen Poncozch from the Little Pink Restaurant and other delicious bake goods from people in the community. There are 17 stations for the kids to get candy and characters that interact with the children at each station. The “Dance with Pam” girls dance every hour on the hour to Michael Jacksons “Thriller”. There is a 50/50 raffle, and an awesome haunted corn maze for the people who like the fright of Halloween. All of this for $5.00 per person, children under 3 are free.This is the 9th year this event has taken place and has raised over $83,000.00. our goal is to give away $100,000.00 in 10 years. All the proceeds go to the recipient for that year. This years recipient is a 6 year old little girl, Aleah Applebee who is diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy-Type 1.Please come out and have some Halloween fun and make this event a successful one for Aleah. Check out past years on google- Halloween Aid

Wine/Beer Glass Painting

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

6-8 pm

City Hall, 444 West Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids

Paint, socialize, and have fun! Choose from a few different holiday patterns. All supplies included. Class size is limited. Pre-registration required. Fees: $14 City Resident; $21 Non-Resident. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Rapids Recreation Department, call 715-421-8240 for more information.

Auction Royale

Saturday, November 4, 2017

5:00pm

Hotel Mead 451 East Grand Ave, Wisconsin rapids, WI

Join us for Assumption Catholic Schools 6th Annual Auction Royale, November 4, 2017 starting at 5:00pm at Hotel Mead
Event includes a Silent Auction, Dinner, Live Auction, Raffles, Games and so much fun! Our Live and Silent Auction items feature one-of-a kind experiences and gift items.
Come join the fun and support the mission of Assumption Catholic Schools.
For more information contact Assumption Catholic Schools at 715-422-0914
lschill@assumptioncatholicschools.org

Christmas Glass Ornaments

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

6-9pm

City Hall, 444 West Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids

This is not your average art class! A local artist will guide you through painting your own Christmas ornament. It’s simple, fun, and easy. All supplies included. Class size is limited. Pre-registration required. Program fees: $14 City Resident; $21 Non-Resident. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Rapids Recreation Department, call 715-421-8240 for more information.

Christmas Glass Ornaments

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Monday, November 13, 2017

6-9pm

City Hall, 444 West Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids

This is not your average art class! A local artist will guide you through painting your own Christmas ornament. All supplies included. Class size is limited. Pre-registration required. Fees: $14 City Resident; $21 Non-Resident. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Rapids Recreation Department, call 715-421-8240 for more details.

Christmas Glass Ornaments

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

6-9pm

City Hall, 444 West Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids

This is not your average art class! A local artist will guide you through painting your own Christmas ornament. All supplies included. Class size is limited. Pre-registration required. Fees: $14 City Resident; $21 Non-Resident. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Rapids Recreation Department, call 715-421-8240 for more information.

Rekindle the Spirit

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Downtown Wisconsin Rapids JCPenney Parking lot over Grand Avenue to 4th Street is the parade route

Join us for Rekindle the Spirit Holiday Parade and Celebration!
5:45 p.m. Lighting with Holiday Parade to follow right after lighting

The parade will start at JCPenney’s parking lot and be making its way across Grand Avenue bridge ending at 4th Street.

Make your way to Hotel Mead after the parade for a visit with Santa, music and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies sponsored by Hotel Mead. Please use the north side entrance and proceed to Riverside Ballroom.

WI Volunteer Carnivore Tracking Program Training

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Sandhill Wildlife Area

Learn to identify tracks of medium to large-size carnivores (and a few other common Wisconsin mammals) and how to conduct track surveys as part of the Wisconsin Volunteer Carnivore Tracking program. This class meets one of the training requirements for participation in the Wisconsin Volunteer Carnivore Tracking Program. Program participants are also required to take a wolf ecology class. Limit 30 participants. Contact WDNR wildlife biologist Jane Wiedenhoeft at Jane.Wiedenhoeft@Wisconsin.gov to register. Register by November 22.

Holiday Buyer’s Boutique

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Furniture Studio, 6640 State Highway 13

Hot Pink YOUniversity is hosting their 5th annual Holiday Buyer’s Boutique! Over 20 vendors from artists to crafters to direct sales will be on hand to create a one stop shop supporting local women.

Acrylic Block Painting

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Monday, December 4, 2017

6-8:30 pm

City Hall, 444 West Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids

Discover a fun way to unwind with your friends. Reconnect while a local artist guides you through painting your own Christmas/Winter/Snowman masterpiece. Participants need to bring their own acrylic or glass block, size 7.5″. All other supplies included. Class size is limited. Pre-registration required. Fees: $14 City Resident; $21 Non-Resident. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Rapids Recreation Department, call 715-421-8240 for more information.

Self-Defense

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

7:30-9 pm

Wisconsin Rapids Area Middle School - Upper Gym

This class provides an opportunity for you to learn practical skills and knowledge to keep you safe against predators and attackers. Taught by trained professionals. Class size is limited. Pre-registration required. Fees: $11 City Resident; $17 Non-Resident. For more information call the Wis. Rapids Recreation Dept. at 715-421-8240.

Rudolph Country Christmas

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

0800

Rudolph, WI

Please join us for the 16th Annual Rudolph Country Christmas. We have over 50 craft vendors, food, chainsaw carving, sled-dog weight pull competition, gingerbread competition, face painting, children’s games/activities, and more. Mail out your Christmas cards at the Rudolph Post Office to get the special Rudolph cancellation. And of course Santa and his reindeer will be there for Breakfast with St Nick and pictures in the afternoon. Fireworks and lighted parade to end the festivities! Like us on FB to follow updates.

Wine/Beer Glass Painting

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Monday, December 11, 2017

6-8 pm

City Hall, 444 West Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids

Paint, socialize and have fun! Choose from a few different patterns or design your own holiday glass. All supplies included. Class size is limited. Pre-registration required. Fees: $14 City Resident; $21 Non-Resident. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Rapids Recreation Department, call 715-421-8240 for more information.

Winter Landscape Canvas Acrylic Painting

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

6-9pm

City Hall, 444 West Grand Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids

Create a beautiful painting on canvas by simply following directions by a local artist. Class size is limited. Pre-registration required. Program fees: $14 City Resident; $21 Non-Resident. All supplies included. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Rapids Recreation Department, call 715-421-8240 for more information.

Heritage Hollyday

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

1:00pm to 5:00pm

Historic Point Basse

$3 For Adults
$2 For all Students

Enjoy watching and helping the citizens of Point Basse as they get ready for Christmas. Participate in various winter activities. Traditional decorations of the period, sweet treats, and strolling carolers add holiday charm to the site.

For further information call 459-1722

Kellner Knights Snowmobile Club Radar Run & Vintage Rally

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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Races from 10am - 3pm

On the Wisconsin River across from Anchor Bay Bar & Grill, 3460 N Biron Dr Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

The Radar Race is a club fundraiser and all money go back into the trails in Wood & Portage Counties that are maintained by The Kellner Knights Snowmobile Club. Trophies awarded for the top 3 speeds in both stock and modified classes after the races. All are invited to come out and enjoy the races and vintage rally. Concession food and beverages are available for spectators and racers.

A Doll’s House

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Friday, February 9, 2018 – Sunday, February 18, 2018

7:30pm; 2:00pm Sunday matinee

WR Community Theatre; 220 3rd Ave., S.; Rapids Mall/Centralia Center

Nora Helmer lives with her husband Torvald and her three children in 1879 Norway. Torvald is ambitious and keen to keep up appearances in a strict 19th century society. Nora tries to be the model wife. Together they create a façade of a life until fate intervenes. Ibsen’s play is considered a challenge to the marriage vows of the time and the actors who play the roles. A Doll’s House will be performed as the culmination of a WRCT Ibsen workshop.
Performances are on Feb. 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 at 7:30pm and Feb. 18 at 2:00pm.

Anne of Green Gables

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Friday, May 11, 2018 – Sunday, May 20, 2018

7:30pm; 2:00pm Sunday matinee

WR Community Theatre; 220 3rd Ave., S.; Rapids Mall/Centralia Center

A refreshing, contemporary telling of the classic story. Stern Marilla and her warm-hearted brother Matthew hoped to adopt a boy to work on their farm. But the orphanage sends young, befreckled Anne by mistake, and their lives will never be the same.
Performances will be on May 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30pm and May 20 at 2:00pm