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Jerry Schmitt Performing at the Tack

Singer/songwriter Jerry Schmitt is no stranger to Central Wisconsin and has been a featured performer at many summer festivals, wedding dances and other local venues. With the dog days of summer gone and mosquito season over, the LuCille Tack Center for the Arts in Spencer is pumped and ready to welcome this Stratford native and his band for a...

Wood County Campgrounds Closed for Camping Starting November

Explore - The Wood County Parks and Forestry Department would like to give public notice that South Wood County Park Campground and North Wood County Park Campground will close for the season for camping and to unauthorized vehicles between the dates of November 1, 2018 and April 30, 2019. The Dexter County Park Campground will remain open for camping until...

Pass Through an Authentic Beer Barrel at Hilltop Pub & Grill

The Hilltop Pub & Grill has been a favorite in the Stevens Point area for decades. With a large menu to please many tastes and two dozen beers on tap, the restaurant remains a popular place for casual get-togethers and a drink after the UWSP basketball game. On busy nights you can be hard-pressed to find an available table,...

Fall Colors at Powers Bluff

Powers Bluff and surrounding area are worth a drive this week to view the gradually peaking fall colors of 2018. Here's a peek from this weekend: http://explorecentralwisconsin.com/experience-fall-colors-powers-bluff-county-park

Wood County Parks and Forestry Department Closing ATV Intensive Use Area This Weekend

Explore - The Wood County Parks and Forestry Department will be closing the Wood County ATV Intensive Use Area Saturday, October 6 and Sunday October 7, 2018 for the two day youth deer hunt. There will be no ATV riding allowed until Monday, October 8, 2018. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Wood County Parks...

Stevens Point Planetarium Offers Free Public Programs on Sundays

Learn More About the Night Sky and Astronomy Through UWSP Public Programs Curious about the night sky? Take advantage of UW-Stevens Point’s free public programs at the Allen F. Blocher planetarium, which cover a range of topics that appeal to all ages. Open during the regular academic year, the facilities are open on Sundays to the public. See the list...

Lucille Tack Center to Welcome Helen Welch for ‘The Carpenters’

There’s a reason why Richard Carpenter, himself, gave Helen Welch his blessing to create SUPERSTAR: The Songs, The Stories, The Carpenters. The show is not a tribute act. Rather, it is a one-of-a-kind ‘docu-musical’ featuring this internationally acclaimed and Grammy nominee, as well as world-class musicians along with fascinating and rare backstage stories about the number one selling act...

The Highground 30th Anniversary Activities

Don’t miss the activities taking place this weekend at The Highground, a place for healing and respite for veterans of all wars. The 155-acre park, located a few miles west of Neillsville off of Highway 10, is celebrating its 30th anniversary September 21-22. Some highlights include a parade, fireworks, and UH-1H Huey helicopter landing. View a complete schedule below and...

Manitowoc Minute’s Charlie Berens to perform at UW-Stevens Point

Explore - Comedian, host, actor and Emmy Award-winning journalist Charlie Berens, creator of the popular “Manitowoc Minute” video series, will bring his “Oh My Gosh Tour” to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point this fall. The show will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in the Dreyfus University Center Laird Room, 1015 Reserve St., Stevens Point, sponsored by Centertainment...

Roche-A-Cri State Park: Petroglyphs and a View

Roche-A-Cri State Park is located about a mile and a half north of Friendship, WI. Though small, the park is home to its coolest attraction: Native American petroglyphs and pictographs, not to mention more modern graffiti. There's a parking lot near to the side of the mound that hosts these markings. Since prehistoric times, this rock wall has been used...