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Annual Festival of Trees Creates Indoor Holiday Forest in Rothschild

Aspirus Gives Back Through Winter Wonderland By Molly Schecklman - The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear—or just by walking through a glittering forest of over a hundred holiday trees, wreaths, and mantels at the annual Festival of Trees in Rothschild. The Aspirus Health Foundation is hosting the 21st Annual Festival of Trees at...

Upcoming Holiday Parades and Celebrations in Central Wisconsin

Celebrate the Holidays at Locations Across Central Wisconsin By Molly Schecklman - With the holiday season fast approaching, there are lots of cities throughout Central Wisconsin that choose to celebrate with a holiday parade or celebration! A list of these can be found below: Wausau The Wausau Holiday Parade was started in the early 1980s by the Wausau West Side Business Association....

The Highground Honors Veterans with Remembrance Ceremony

Ceremony Pays Tribute to Wisconsin Veterans Killed and Missing in Action Veterans Day is a time to remember and appreciate those who serve, and those who have died or are missing in action. Join the Highground’s annual Veterans Day ceremony on Saturday, November 11. Beginning at noon, over 2,000 names will be read and honored with the toll of the Liberty...

Watch Dryland Sled Dog Racing at Willow Springs Garden

Dog Racing Uses Rigs, Bicycles, and Harnesses Across Short Distances UPDATE: This event has been cancelled. Dog racing isn’t limited to the Iditarod. In fact, there are dog mushers throughout the Midwest United States, and Canada. Join Willow Springs Garden for their 2017 Dryland Sled Dog Race managed by the Wisconsin Trailblazers Sled Dog Club on November 11 and 12. Mushers will...

Stevens Point Nutcracker Ballet Has Unique Twist

Nutcracker Ballet Set in Present-Day by Molly Schecklman - The Nutcracker ballet is often seen by some as a staple for the holiday season. However, the UWSP jazz ensemble, with collaboration from local dance and theater groups, have a different version they like to share around the holiday season. “Our version of the ballet is set in present time at a...

Learn to Make Lamp Basket at Lucille Tack Center for the Arts

Craft Unique Accessory for Home Décor Submitted to EXPLORE - Learn how to weave a Nantucket lamp base and create a unique accessory for your home décor. Veteran basket weaver Shirley Mount will teach class participants how to make a Nantucket-style lamp base at the Lucille Tack Center for the Arts in Spencer on Thursday, Nov. 9 from 5-9 p.m. Some...

Farm Tech Days Seeking Vendors, Stage Bookings for Family Living Tent

Sign Up for Booth at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days Submitted to EXPLORE - Educational groups, arts & crafts vendors and other companies or organizations that have interest in exhibiting at next year’s Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in Wood County can now sign-up for a booth in the show’s Family Living Tent. Committee members in charge of organizing the three-day outdoor farm...

Tour Breweries of the Central Wisconsin Craft Collective

Local Tastes In and Around Stevens Point Breweries, wineries, distilleries…all can be found within a half hour’s radius of each other in the Stevens Point area. The following six businesses are part of the Central Wisconsin Craft Collective, which encourages visitors and residents to sample the business's local flavors. Make a day of it sampling and touring the facilities that...

Electrifying Percussion Group STOMP Returns to Grand Theater

Popular United Kingdom Group Brings Unconventional Rhythm to International Stages Molly Schecklman - When most people think of musical instruments, it usually brings about thoughts of a piano, guitar, or maybe even the drums. However, there is a nontraditional musical phenomenon that is STOMPing its way to the Grand Theater in Wausau in early November whose “musical instruments” are a...

Lil’ Ole Winemaker Shoppe a Stop for Hobbyists and Special Occasions

For the wine enthusiast, Lil’ Ole Winemaker Shoppe in downtown Wausau is a must-stop. Selling all kinds of local home and gift items, wine and beer-making supplies, vinegar and oils, cheese, and of course, wine, the business is a one-stop shop for special occasions and hobbyist wine-makers. First established in 2001, today it is owned by Brian and Sue Larson. The...