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Waupaca Fine Arts Festival Art Show

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

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On April 30th between 7 and 10 p.m. The Waupaca Art Show will have its opening premiere, at the Waupaca Expo Center.  There will be a cash bar, appetizers and music by 3 clowns/no circus. A free will offering can be given at the door to help offset costs of the event.  The art show will be held May 1st 1 to 7 p.m. , May 2nd – May 5th (Mon-Thur) 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and May 6th (Fri) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Artist reception

Monday, April 25th, 2011

 

Tomorrow River Gallery

The Tomorrow River Gallery will be hosting a reception for the Artists listed below on Friday evening, May 13th from 5-7 pm. The public is invited to attend to meet the artists and enjoy their work. The show will run from May 14th through June 5th, and can be viewed during regular business hours at the Gallery at 182 S Main St, Amherst, WI.

Sherry Zei, of Almond is an avid gardener. She loves flowers, plants and greenery of every hue and texture. According to Zei, “I took years of watercolor classes and had trouble translating my love of the outdoors in an acceptable way. I finally determined that I was a “colorist”. I love color and its changes due to light and texture, so I pursued that direction in my painting. That shift along with finding a style that worked for me has allowed me to develop several images that I feel conveys that sense of love for nature that I feel so strongly. I taught Art for 36 years in Wisconsin, and now that I have retired, I am passionately pursuing gardening, biking, kayaking and my own artwork. My work includes silk painting, oil portraits and watercolor”

Susan Peskie Groshek, New Hope Artist is new to the Tomorrow River Gallery this spring. In her own words, she describes her passion for her art. “My drive and energy towards my art has always been focused on nature and its wonderful lighting. I have always enjoyed working with pastels, mostly because they allow me to work ‘en pleine’ (working outdoors) which invigorates me to see nature at its best. My drawings include scenes from the Great Lakes, flowers from Wisconsin, as well as orchids of Florida and numerous landscape’s. My most recent work features waterscapes created during a visit to the Gulf of Mexico this past winter. “Now that I have a newly established art studio in New Hope Township, I look forward to creating works with the excellent north lighting we have here in Wisconsin.”

John Morser, a Stevens Point photographer, is a native Milwaukee-an who discovered film development at the age of 14. After a successful career in the visual arts and retirement from teaching Political Science at UW-Stevens Point in 2002, he discovered digital imaging. Since then he has been doing studies of patterns and light, of natural and urbanscape’s in Ireland, New England, New Mexico, Iowa, the UP and Wisconsin. His most recent work has been in color, but black and white prints still hold his heart.  Morser shares that his practices are more “intuitive than reasoned or reflective. While this has allowed a continual “joy of discovery”, of seeing things not “seen” by me before, it does hinder my discussion of what I do, or why I did a particularly thing in any set of circumstances. While some of my work is planned, arranged and constructed in the studio, the bulk of my work is not, and the reasons I created a particular image are often not very clear to me.

Southwest Cooking Class

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

An update to our post for our Southwest Cooking Class….we are full up! We have had alot of excitement about the class, my friend Pat will be arriving on Friday and then let the games begin.  We will have our “action plan” in place and will be eager to get rolling on Saturday at 4 p.m. The musical trio Ivory Winds has agreed to come and play for us, they will be starting at 5:15 ish (the ish gives us a window of time(;) !  So looking forward to spending time with Pat in the kitchen and enjoying the laughter of the ladies who are attending the class.

A classic Tom Sawyer experience?

Monday, March 28th, 2011

AbandonedDo you remember when Tom Sawyer sold his friends on the idea of helping him whitewash the fence?  You will have your chance to live that “sawyer like” experience on Saturday April 9th at Gunner’s Great Garage right here in Manawa.  Shane Hanke- who runs Shane’s Classic Sports Cars at the Garage will play the role of Tom Sawyer, only instead of a fence, you will be learning how to detail with a wide variety of products and techniques Shane’s white Triumph TR7 that is in need of a little TLC. Shane and the crew (which certainly could include you and your friends) will be cleaning the TR7 with Meguiars Clay Bar and other cleaning and polishing products they have been testing. 

Dave Collard of Diamond Dave’s Detailing in Green Bay, WI, has offered to lend his professional assistance in overseeing the “whitewashing” operation as well as sharing some of the techniques they use in house at his shop. This is a rare opportunity to learn some trade secrets before the old car show season is upon us.  Gunner’s Great Garage will supply clay bar, wax, polish, towels and tools to add to your “hands on” experience.  With any luck and Diamond Dave sharing his knowledge and experience…Shane’s Triumph will indeed be just that.

The “hands on” seminar is free and refreshments will be served. Just call Gunner at 715-281-5925 or Shane at 715-281-1089 to let them know you’re planning to be there. It’s Saturday, April 9, at 9 A.M.

Don’t miss it.

Southwest Cooking Class part dos

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Homemade EnchiladasOnce again our Inn will be featuring my good friend Pat Latch and her love of southwest cuisine on Saturday April 16th beginning at 4 p.m.  This time we will be featuring chicken enchiladas, a tasty and Pat assures me an easy recipe…that she is well known for.  Putting together guacamole in a new way, and a new spin on pico de gallo. Add in some liquid libation to wet your whistle, and you have the recipe for a fun way to learn. Space is limited and  again the cost will be $35, this year each participant will have a goodie bag to take home with them to enjoy!

Big Whopper Weekend

Friday, March 18th, 2011

 

This weekend long event is held at Riverside Park in New London.  Compete for prizes while fishing for walleye, northern and black pike.  Enjoy food, beverages and a weekend full of live entertainment.

Moon Madness at Mosquito Hill

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Can You Hear Me Major Tom?????An informative 2 hour program especially for families will explore all about our only natural satellite ,the Moon and will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mosquito Hill Nature Center on Friday, March 18th.  Through hands-on activities many questions will be answered, learning has never been so much fun.  Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for students, or $12 per family.  Please register by March 15th, by calling 920-779-6433.

Leapin’ Leprechauns

Monday, February 28th, 2011

It is that time of year again to celebrate the Irish heritage in New London. An entire calendar of events is planned for March 14th thru the 19th, beginning with the 14th, when Leprechauns change the name of the City to New Dublin for the week, you can see them appear at different locations around the City, including in Northport, which will be named North Dublin for the week. Perhaps you’d be more inclined to celebrate “Hooligan Day” on Tuesday and enjoy a tastey plate of corned beef and cabbage at various local eateries around the New Dublin area. On Wednesday, Irish Caroling will be featured at St. Joseph residence and Franklin Park apartments, song sheets are provided and it begins at 5 p.m. in the lobby of St. Joseph. On Thursday March 17th at the New London High School Auditorium there will be Irish Entertainment, featuring the songs, dances and infectious irish humor. Admission is free and the public is welcome. On Friday at Crystal Falls Banquet Hall they will be having and Irish Ceili (kay-lee), a traditional gathering of family and friends celebrating music & dance, at 7 p.m. Perhaps you’d like to celebrate in even more of an Irish tradition, bring on Finnegan’s Wake, it begins at Pup’s Irish Pub in Northport at 8 p.m. and travels to different local establishments. You will see plenty of kilts and listen to plenty of Irish humor. It is quite a sight and alot of fun is had by the participants as well as the public every year. Saturday will bring Irish Fest under the big top near Festival Foods in New London from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with entertainment featuring Sheamus Fitzpatrick and Reilly. Entrance fee to Irish Fest is $5 for the entire day. The largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Wisconsin will be held at 1 p.m., including bagpipes and marching bands. Additional information can be found at http://www.newdublin.com/schedule.htm

2010 Holiday Craft & Gift Show

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

It is that time of year again for the Annual Holiday Craft & Gift Show at Little Wolf High School right here in Manawa.  It will be held on Sunday December 5th from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. located at Little Wolf High School at 515 E. Fourth St right here in Manawa.  There are over 85 vendors this year offering a great variety of items, many of them are handmade.  Admission for Adults is $1, children 12 and under are admitted free.  There will be babystitting and craft activities available as well.  Lunch and homemade desserts are for sale as well during the event. The Holiday Craft & Gift Show is sponsored by Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  Also going on during this event will be Santaland, which will be held right here at Lindsay House Bed & Breakfast.  Santa will arrive on a horse drawn wagon and you can meet Santa and talk with him from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be hot chocolate and cookies served and wagon rides being offered as well, they will leave the Bed & Breakfast and ride up to the High School where the Craft Fair is being held.  You may also have a tour of the Bed & Breakfast all decked out for the holidays.  They will be accepting donations for the Manawa Food Pantry, so please bring an unwrapped toy and/or non perishable food item.  Santaland is sponsored by the Manawa Chamber of Commerce

Photography Exhibit

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

For those of you who are from the Waupaca County area, you may know Trey Foerster, who was for many years the editor of the Iola Herald and the Manawa Advocate.  What some of you may not know is that Trey is a very talented photographer, constantly shooting pictures and working to show Waupaca County in the best light.  We would like to celebrate along with Trey an exhibit of his work at the Gerold Opera House in Weyauwega.  Meet Trey this Friday October 8th @ 5 p.m. and view his photographs which will be on display thru the month of October Fridays 4 to 6 and Saturdays 12 to 4.  You can also check out Trey’s work at www.waupacacountyphotography.com.  It is exciting when we have these exhibits and shows in our communities around the county.  Waupaca County is a very large artisan county and this is just one more example of that.  The Gerold Opera House is located at 136 E. Main St. in Weyauwega, and check out their website @ www.wegaarts.org.  They also have other events and even movies.  This is a jewel in the Weyauwega community as well as a wonderful offering within the county.  Get out and see what all the communities within Waupaca county have to offer…and enjoy the beautiful fall weather.

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