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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Upcoming Events- Adams County


This week...
Thursday, July 31 - It's the deadline for the Adams County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Photo Contest. Categories for 18 and under, Adult - scenic & Adult - people having fun. Go to VisitAdamsCountyWi.com for more details.

Thursday, July 31 - There will be an Adams County Veterans Resource & Benefit Fair from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Adams County Community Center. County Veteran Service Officers, PTSD/Substance Abuse, Dental, Enrollment/Eligibility, SSVF, Housing Authority, Transportation, Aging and Disability Center and more. For more information call Steve Dykes at 608-339-4221 or Amanda Steinhoff at 608-372-3971 ext 64201.

Thursday, July 31 - The Friendship Connection has teamed up with Applebees of Wisconsin Rapids for an all day fundraiser. Applebees will donate 15% of sales to Friendship Connection for those customers with special flyer. For more information call 608-339-6810.

Thursday, July 31 - Lake Arrowhead will present "Tunes on the Turn" Live Music Summer Concert Series every Thursday night!  This week featuring Joe and Janice Marie from 6-9 PM.   

Thursday, July 31 - The Adams Community Theatre will present a Free Movie at 6:30 PM. This 2014 comedy stars Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kat Upton and rated PG-13.

Friday & Saturday, August 1-2 - Crazy Days in downtown Adams-Friendship will be held. Sidewalk sales, craft show in the Adams Lions Park on Saturday morning, fun for all.  
Adams County Library will have a book sale and bake sale both days; Carole's Fashion Delights will have great sales inside and out including a $10.00 rack as well as 60% off merchandise and sales on jewelry, purses and straw hats;
On Friday,  a brat fry will be held at North Star Services, Adult Day Care. (165 N. Main St. Adams) They will also have Autism fundraising items for sale and all proceeds from the sales will go into our Community Spectrum Resource Fund for our new sensory room. 
St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church will be hold a bake sale in front of the church (purple building) on Main Street Friday and Saturday.
General Store of Adams will be holding specials for Crazy Days 

Friday, August 1 -The Rome Farmers Market will feature Antique Appraisals, at 9:30 AM in the gazebo at Alpine Village Business Park Mark Moran fundraiser at the Lester Public Library. The Farmers Market is held Fridays 8 AM-1 PM.  

Friday, August 1 - Lake Arrowhead will hold special Friday Night Live Music featuring Raised Reckless.   
  
Saturday, August 2 - The Monroe Prairie ATV Poker Run will begin at Petenwell Pub, 1951 Big Horn Drivem, Arkdale.  Registration at 10:30 AM. For more information and to verify location go to www.monroeprairieatvclub.com  

Saturday, August 2  - The Roche-A-Cri State Park will hold their free Naturalist Program: Snakes at 2 PM at the mound shelter. They're slippery, slimy, and might bite. Join in to learn more about snales of Wisconsin and see a real snake. For more information call 608-339-6881 or go to dnr.wi.gov/org/land/parks/specific/roche-a-cri/   

Saturday, August 2 - The Big Flats Fire Department Annual Street Dance Fundraiser will be held at the Big Flats Fire Department.  Live music, food, raffle, refreshments and more. For more information 608-564-7754.

Saturday, August 2 - Splash Waterfront Bar & Grill will be holding a Waterfest Celebration with music and fireworks.  

Saturday, August 2 - Juneau Co. Annual Touchstone Energy Waterfest Lighted Boat Parade will be held on Castle Rock Lake, boat parade & fireworks.  To register your boat and for award information call 888-898-2550.

Saturday, August 2 - The 2 Broke 4 Sturgis Party will be held at Springville Tap.  DJ & Poker Run. For more information call 608-253-6888.

Tuesday August 5 - The Adams County Farm Bureau is holding a Peach and Blueberry Sale. 1/2 bushel of Fresh Michigan Peaches - $30, 10 lbs of Michigan blueberries - $30 or 5 lbs - $21. Order deadline is August 5 and delivery week is August 11. Payment is due upon order pick-up. For more information or to order call Kay Olson-Martz at 608-572-1429 or 608-564-7359 or email kolsonmartz@gmail.com.  

Partners of Moundview Memorial Hospital & Clinics are having a Christmas Tree Raffle for a 13 ft Christmas tree and all the trimmings! The tree is on display in the hospital concorse. Tickets are 1 for $1, 6 for $5, 15 for $8 and 25 for $10. Winner will be drawn at the September 11 Salad Luncheon.

Stuff the Bus School supplies will be collected at local businesses and organizations on from July 21 - August 15, 2014.  On August 15, a school bus will drive to each location to pick up donations.  Children who need school supplies can complete an application at the Adams County Health and Human Services office from July 28 - August 15, 2014.  Contact United Way of Inner Wisconsin at 715-421-0390 for information. 

Adams County Running/Walking Club (ACRC) meets at the Friendship Village Park every Saturday at 8 AM. All abilities and fitness levels are welcome. For more information visit adamscountyrunningclub.com or contact Kim Heinz at  kimheinz@frontier.com.  


COMING UP...
Wednesday, August 6 - The Friendship Connection is serving up a Free Lunch from noon to 2 PM at their location 252 S Main Street, Adams (entrance in the back). Taco Salad will be served. Bring a side dish or dessert if you wish. Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, August 6 - The Hazel Street Farmers Market will be held from 2-6 PM on Hazel Street in Downtown Adams. For sale are many different items including produce, hand made items, honey and more. If you are interested in being a vendor, call Theresa at 608-339-4237. 

Wednesday-Sunday, August 6-10 - Adams County Fair will be held at the Adams County Fairgrounds. Exhibitors, food, livestock shows, carnival & demolition derby. For more information call 608-564-3676 or go to www.adamscountyfairwi.com for a complete listing of events.

Wednesday-Sunday, August 6-10 - The Adams County Historical Society Museum will be open at the Adams County Fairgrounds, Lecy Log Homestead & horse drawn hearse & much more. For more information call 608-339-7733 or go to www.adamshistory.com  

Thursday, August 7 - Lake Arrowhead will present "Tunes on the Turn" Live Music Summer Concert Series every Thursday night!  This week featuring Rebel One from 6-9 PM.   

Thursday, August 7 - The Adams Community Theatre will present a Free Movie at 6:30 PM. 

Friday & Saturday, August 8-9 - The Partners of Moundview Memorial Hospital & Clinics will hold their annual Rummage Sale at the hospital garage next to the Adams County Fairgrounds.  Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM and Saturday from 8 AM to 2 PM.

Friday, August 8 -The Rome Farmers Market will feature Bison Basics with Ione Hausler from Lowland Bison at 9:30 AM in the gazebo at Alpine Village Business Park Mark Moran fundraiser at the Lester Public Library. The Farmers Market is held Fridays 8 AM-1 PM.  

Friday, August 8 - Lake Arrowhead will hold special Friday Night Live Music featuring Austin Healey Band.   
  
Saturday & Sunday, August 9-10 - Little Eagle Arts Foundation (3889 River Road, Wisconsin Dells) will be holding their Open Air Art Market Series from 10 AM to 4 PM. Featuring Native American artists: 1st, 2nd, and 4th weekends of the month; All Local Artists: 3rd weekend of the month. Art displays & Artist demonstrations and clay bowl activity to benefit LEAF's Empty Bowls event in Fermentation Fest, October 11 & 12. For more information please check us out on Facebook and call (608) 253-4142. Admission is free; artist booths are $20/day and sharing is permitted. 

Saturday, August 9 - The Necedah National Wildlife Refuge will hold their Can you Capture it/Focus on Photography from 9-9:45 AM & Pollinator Walk from 10-11 AM. Free and open to the public. All skill levels welcome. For more information call 608-565-2551 or go to  fws.gov/refuge/necedah/ 

Saturday, August 9 - Roman Fest will be held at the Rome Town Hall, 1156 Alpine Dr. For more information go to www.romewi.com 

Saturday, August 9  - The Roche-A-Cri State Park will hold their free Naturalist Program: Night Hike at 7 PM at the mound shelter. Program at the campfire from 7:30-8:30 PM. Join around the campfire for a night tim program and activities. Hike the 1 mile nature trail lit by tiki tourches from 8:30-10 PM. Refreshments provided by Friends of Roche-A-Cri State Park. For more information call 608-339-6881 or go to dnr.wi.gov/org/land/parks/specific/roche-a-cri

Monday, July 28, 2014

Parenting program available to those with children 12 months and younger- Juneau County


If you’re a new parent, you already know that there is a lot to learn about babies.  You can’t prepare for everything, but Mile Bluff can answer some of your questions.
 
To assist you during the first year of your baby’s life, Mile Bluff offers the Hand-in-Hand parenting program.  It is designed to help provide you with answers for dealing with some of the most common situations that arise during your child’s first 12 months of life.

The Hand-in-Hand program is held the second Monday of every month at 4:30 pm.  The next meeting will be Monday, August 11 and will focus on breast-feeding.  During this meeting there will be an opportunity for nursing mothers to ask questions about keeping breast-feeding going.
If you are interested in learning more about the program, or want to register for an upcoming session, call 608-847-1013.

Free Cell Phones- South Wood County


United Way of Inner Wisconsin Partners With enTouch Wireless to Provide
Free Cell Phones

Contact: Angela Loucks, Campaign/Communications Coordinator, 715-421-0390

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – United Way of Inner Wisconsin is proud to connect community members with enTouch Wireless, which provides free cell phones to individuals who qualify for other governmental programs, such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the National School Lunch Program, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid, etc.

enTouch Wireless provides a free cell phone and up to 250 free minutes per month for one year.  The service is made possible by a state and federal government assistance program called Lifeline that provides discounts on monthly telephone service for eligible low-income individuals.  It is important because everyone needs the opportunity and security of a telephone that helps them connect to jobs, family and 9-1-1 services. 

Individuals who wish to apply for a free enTouch phone can pick up an application at local agencies such as Hope’s Door, North Central Community Action Program, the Job Center, Childcaring, and McMillan Memorial Library.  If you are a church, agency or organization who would like to have enTouch applications available for the individuals you serve please call the United Way of Inner Wisconsin office at 715-421-0390.

Individuals who qualify for the program can fill out an application and submit it to enTouch Wireless.  If approved, the customer will receive a phone within eight business days of receipt of application.  The phone comes loaded with the minutes requested; every thirty days the balance automatically reloads as long as there is an active account.  The plan includes voicemail, call forwarding, three way calling and is data enabled.  Customers can purchase additional minutes, texts and data from an airfair wireless retailer such as Baltus Bread and Butter Shop, BP and Schierl Oil.  The program is available for only one person per household and is non-transferrable.  Customers must reapply annually.

Lifeline is funded by the Universal Service Fund (USF).  Telecommunications companies contribute to the USF.  No funding is received through taxpayer dollars or through the Lifeline program.  Eligible telecommunications companies – including enTouch Wireless - are certified by the FCC to manage the Lifeline program.  For more information please call the United Way of Inner Wisconsin office at 715-421-0390.

About United Way of Inner Wisconsin

United Way of Inner Wisconsin advances the common good by focusing on the building blocks of a better life:  Education, Income and Health.  We mobilize our community by: supporting our partner programs; providing 2-1-1 and Volunteer Center programs; participating in community initiatives; and through collaborative partnerships within the community.

You can help when you LIVE UNITED:  Give, Advocate and Volunteer.  To learn more please visit www.uwiw.org.

Upcoming Events- Adams County



This week...
Wednesday, July 23 - The Friendship Connection is serving up a Free Lunch from noon to 2 PM at their location 252 S Main Street, Adams (entrance in the back). Hot dogs will be served in celebration of National Hot Dog Day. Everyone is welcome. 

Thursday, July 24 - The Adams County Historical Society will be hosting a Local Author's Circle at 4 PM at the Adams County Heritage Center, 311 Main Street, Friendship. Call 608-339-7733 for more information or visit www.adamshistory.com

Thursday, July 24 - Lake Arrowhead will present "Tunes on the Turn" Live Music Summer Concert Series every Thursday night!  This week featuring Southbound from 6-9 PM.   

Thursday, July 24 - The Adams Community Theatre will present a Free Movie at 6:30 PM. This 2014 drama is about a small-town father who must find the courage and convistion to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world. Starring Greg Kinnear and rated PG-13.

Friday, July 25 -The Rome Farmers Market will feature Reiki and Foot Reflexology Soothing Touch Massage from Wisconsin Rapids at 9:30 AM in the gazebo at Alpine Village Business Park. The Farmers Market is held Fridays 8 AM-1 PM. 

Friday, July 25 - The 1st Annual Kid's Castle Run Race will be held out at the Castle Rock County Park from 5-8 PM. Open to all kids 12 and under. Cost is $7/kid and all kids will receive a medal. Kids can race anytime between 5-8 PM on Friday during pre-registration and packet pick-up.  

Saturday, July 26 - The 19th Annual Castle Rock Triathlon will begin at 8:45 AM at the Castle Rock County Park. Swim, bike and run for indivudals and teams. Sponsored by the Adams County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism & A-F Student Council. For more information call 608-339-6997. Online registration available at www.VisitAdamsCountyWi.com

Saturday, July 26 - Monroe Prairie ATV Club Ride & Picnic will be held at Pineland Camping Park. For more information and to verify location go to www.monroeprairieatvclub.com  

Saturday, July 26  - The Roche-A-Cri State Park will hold their free Naturalist Program: Hike at 2 PM at the mound shelter. What kids of things do you see when you're out on a hike? Trees? Animals? Come join us on a scavenger hunt hike! Will take approximately 1 hour on easy trails. For more information call 608-339-6881 or go to dnr.wi.gov/org/land/parks/specific/roche-a-cri/   
Saturday, July 26 - Smoke on the Water Festival will be held at Lake Arrowhead South Lake Center from 1-10 PM. Live music, Microbrew beer trailer, barbeque and food. For more information go to  www.lakearrowhead-golf.com 

Saturday & Sunday. July 26-27 - The Great Lakes Water Cross Jet Ski Races will be held at The Lure Bar & Grill on Petenwell Lake.  Races start at noon. For more information www.greatlakeswatercross.com.

Sunday, July 27 - The Annual Community Celebration for Davis Corners starts at noon at 608 County Rd I.  Bring a dish to pass & place setting.  For more information call Cheryl Boehmke at 608-586-4184.

Monday, July 28 - The Friendship Connection will hold a Wellness and Recovery Support Group from 11 AM to noon. For more information call 608-339-6810.

Tuesday - Thursday, July 29-31 - The Necedah National Wildlife Refuge will hold Eco Explorers Day Camp from 9 AM to 3 PM each day.  Open to students entering grades 1-6. Registration is required. For more information call 608-565-2551 or go to fws.gov/refuge/necedah/   

Partners of Moundview Memorial Hospital & Clinics are celebrating Christmas in July all month long! Stop by the Gift Shop in the hospital lobby to do your Christmas Shopping early. Also the Partners are having a Christmas Tree Raffle for a 13 ft Christmas tree and all the trimmings! The tree is on display in the hospital concorse. Tickets are 1 for $1, 6 for $5, 15 for $8 and 25 for $10. Winner will be drawn at the September 11 Salad Luncheon.

Stuff the Bus School supplies will be collected at local businesses and organizations on from July 21 - August 15, 2014.  On August 15, a school bus will drive to each location to pick up donations.  Children who need school supplies can complete an application at the Adams County Health and Human Services office from July 28 - August 15, 2014.  Contact United Way of Inner Wisconsin at 715-421-0390 for information. 

Adams County Running/Walking Club (ACRC) meets at the Friendship Village Park every Saturday at 8 AM. All abilities and fitness levels are welcome. For more information visit adamscountyrunningclub.com or contact Kim Heinz at  kimheinz@frontier.com


COMING UP...
Wednesday, July 30 - The Friendship Connection is serving up a Free Lunch from noon to 2 PM at their location 252 S Main Street, Adams (entrance in the back). Taco Salad will be served. Bring a side dish or dessert if you wish. Everyone is welcome. 
  
Thursday, July 31 - It's the deadline for the Adams County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Photo Contest. Categories for 18 and under, Adult - scenic & Adult - people having fun. Go to VisitAdamsCountyWi.com for more details.  

Thursday, July 31 - There will be an Adams County Veterasns Resource & Benefit Fair from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Adams County Community Center. County Veteran Service Officers, PTSD/Substance Abuse, Dental, Enrollment/Eligibility, SSVF, Housing Authority, Transportation, Aging and Disability Center and more. For more information call Steve Dykes at 608-339-4221 or Amanda Steinhoff at 608-372-3971 ext 64201.

Thursday, July 31 - The Friendship Connection has teamed up with Applebees of Wisconsin Rapids for an all day fundraiser. Applebees will donate 15% of sales to Friendship Connection for those customers with special flyer. For more information call 608-339-6810.

Thursday, July 31 - Lake Arrowhead will present "Tunes on the Turn" Live Music Summer Concert Series every Thursday night!  This week featuring Joe and Janice Marie from 6-9 PM.   

Thursday, July 31 - The Adams Community Theatre will present a Free Movie at 6:30 PM. This 2014 comedy stars Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kat Upton and rated PG-13.

Friday & Saturday, August 1-2 - Crazy Days in downtown Adams-Friendship will be held. Sidewalk sales, craft show in the Adams Lions Park on Saturday morning, fun for all.  
Adams County Library will have a book sale and bake sale both days; Carole's Fashion Delights will have great sales inside and out including a $10.00 rack as well as 60% off merchandise and sales on jewelry, purses and straw hats;
On Friday,  a brat fry will be held at North Star Services, Adult Day Care. (165 N. Main St. Adams) They will also have Autism fundraising items for sale and all proceeds from the sales will go into our Community Spectrum Resource Fund for our new sensory room.  

Friday, August 1 -The Rome Farmers Market will feature Antique Appraisals, at 9:30 AM in the gazebo at Alpine Village Business Park Mark Moran fundraiser at the Lester Public Library. The Farmers Market is held Fridays 8 AM-1 PM.  

Friday, August 1 - Lake Arrowhead will hold special Friday Night Live Music featuring Raised Reckless.   
  
Saturday, August 2 - The Monroe Prairie ATV Poker Run will begin at Petenwell Pub, 1951 Big Horn Drivem, Arkdale.  Registration at 10:30 AM. For more information and to verify location go to www.monroeprairieatvclub.com  

Saturday, August 2  - The Roche-A-Cri State Park will hold their free Naturalist Program: Snakes at 2 PM at the mound shelter. They're slippery, slimy, and might bite. Join in to learn more about snales of Wisconsin and see a real snake. For more information call 608-339-6881 or go to dnr.wi.gov/org/land/parks/specific/roche-a-cri/   

Saturday, August 2 - The Big Flats Fire Department Annual Street Dance Fundraiser will be held at the Big Flats Fire Department.  Live music, food, raffle, refreshments and more. For more information 608-564-7754.

Saturday, August 2 - Splash Waterfront Bar & Grill will be holding a Waterfest Celebration with music and fireworks.  

Saturday, August 2 - Juneau Co. Annual Touchstone Energy Waterfest Lighted Boat Parade will be held on Castle Rock Lake, boat parade & fireworks.  To register your boat and for award information call 888-898-2550.

Saturday, August 2 - The 2 Broke 4 Sturgis Party will be held at Springville Tap.  DJ & Poker Run. For more information call 608-253-6888.

The Adams County Farm Bureau is holding a Peach and Blueberry Sale. 1/2 bushel of Fresh Michigan Peaches - $30, 10 lbs of Michigan blueberries - $30 or 5 lbs - $21. Order deadlin is August 5 and delivery week is August 11. Payment is due upon order pick-up. For more information or to order call Kay Olson-Martz at 608-572-1429 or 608-564-7359 or email kolsonmartz@gmail.com.