Northwood News from the Forest Lake Country Store

News, pictures and fun stuff from the north woods of Wisconsin,,,  
Full bloom color!!!  
This is a beautiful place to spend time!
People ask, what do you do in the north woods? We lay awake at night wishing we had more time to enjoy all these unique events. Entertainment, education or adventure.
This Event newsletter is built with information supplied by organizations that plan and implement great events. We are certain you can find something that you will enjoy!
Kris and Mark Gostisha
Forest Lake Country Store
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Neat things for fun and education,,,
Ph 715 547 3950
Contact LOLA for information about events, volunteering or donation opportunities
LOLA Events
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM with a break for lunch Cost: $55.00
Ages 16 – Adult – Beginners welcome! – All materials supplied. (Please bring a bag lunch.)
Deadline for payment/registration: Sep. 30
Join LOLA teacher and Artistree Gallery member, and master wood worker, Wayne Walma for this class in fine wood working.  Students will explore the use of small pegs to “applique” wood to wood for the purpose of creating designs or images.  Each student will create one (or more, if time) unique wood hanging of their own design.  Wayne will go over all the steps involved for the project. Students will make several practice appliqués, 
then design and implement their own project.
Instructor, glass artist – Julie Lukosaitis 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM Cost Adults $135
Sounds exciting! Learn the interesting art of flame-worked glass beads with instructor,
Julie Lukosaitis of Madison, WI.
All materials supplied. No experience necessary. This is a beginners class, but if there are those with experience, Julie will work with you on new techniques.
Meet glass artist Julie Lukosaitis, who is owner of Bedazzled by Julz, LLC.  
Bedazzzled by Julz is a mobile torch studio that travels to other art studios in Wisconsin.  “Glass in the flame, transitioning from a solid to a liquid, working against gravity, while reading the heat in the glass, can be challenging but is extremely fun!” Julie Lukosaitis.
Step by step, Julie will lead the class through the creative process with discussions, provide handouts and visual demonstrations. Students will learn about the equipment used, safety and be able to participate in the exciting process of forming glass beads.
Do not forget Wednesday Watercolors and the many other LOLA events in Downtown Land O’ Lakes. Click on their logo above to see their website and event calendar!
And then the Grand Daddy LOLA Event:
Land O’ Lakes Library
Serving kids from 6 to 96,,,
Questions on our services, please call us:
Ph 715 547 6006
Land O’ Lakes Library Events
October 12 Non-Fiction Book Club at 10:30 a.m.
We’ll be discussing “When Books Went to War: 
The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II” by Molly Guptill Manning
October 19 Movie Day at 1:00 p.m.
We will be showing “The Meddler” starring Susan Sarandon and Rose Byrne. 
A recent widow (Susan Sarandon) crosses coasts to be closer to her daughter (Rose Byrne) 
and meddles in the lives of those around her. Popcorn and movie are offered at no cost.
October 6, 7 and 8th
The North Woods Art Tour
10 AM – 5 PM each day
This semi-annual event showcases 33 artists in
nearly every north woods community. Boulder Junction, Manitowish Waters, Mercer, Woodruff, Minocqua Eagle River and of course we have two outstanding artists on the tour right here in Land O’ Lakes.
We have Pamela Johnson Howe, a potter on Moccasin Lake. Her passion is to make beautiful items that also functionl she creates stoneware and pottery that are breathtaking! Her address is 6055 Mockesair Lane. Drive on County Road S, about a mile south of County B, to Moccasin Lake Road. Turn Left on Moccasin Lake Road, bear right in about a 1/2 mile, to the 6055 Fire Number.
Another Land O’ Lakes artist is Blossoms Studio, owned by Sue Schurch. Her specialty is furniture and decor items. She wood burns and paints on the items. Her work is beautiful and captures the charm of her north woods life style and studio.
Her address is 6089 Lilly Lake Trail.
From County B turn south on Boygan Lake Road, drive about a quarter mile south of B to Lilly Trail Road. Turn right on Lily Lake Trail and the driveway is the first one on the left.
Boygan Lake Road is about three quarters of a mile east
of the Forest Lake Country Store!
Click on the North Woods Art Tour logo above to learn more about the event!
Headwaters Food Pantry
6516 Olympic 76 Road
PO Box 561
Land O’ Lakes WI 54540
Serving families in Conover, Phelps and Land O’ Lakes Wisconsin. 
First and third Wednesday of each month.
PH 630 306 9189
Food Pantry Fundraiser!!
October 24th
Spooktacular Spaghetti Dinner
at St. Albert Church
Hwy B Land O’ Lakes
Dinner served 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Spaghetti, Ceasar salad, Veggie trays, and Dessert; Free Will Donation!
Beer and Wine available for purchase.
Raffles and
Silent Auctions
Boulder Junction
Chamber of Commerce
Events around Boulder Junction
October 6-7: 2nd Annual Boulder Junction Lions Walleye Classic
Walleye fishing tournament on Boulder Junction area lakes.
Registration Friday 9am at the Community Center. 
Fishing Friday, 10am-6pm and Saturday, 7am-4pm. 
Awards and dinner at Headwaters Restaurant, 6pm. Cash prizes.
Contact: Bob Bertch, (715) 892-2366
October 6-8: Northwoods Fall Art Tour
10am-5pm daily. A self-guided tour of artist owned galleries and studios. 
Artist demonstrations and art available for purchase. Brochures available at 
area Chambers of Commerce or Contact: Arlene Bozicnik, (715) 385-3334
October 7: 16th Annual Friends of the Boulder Junction
Public Library Wine & Beer Tasting     
Wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and raffles to benefit the Boulder Junction library. 
Held at the Boulder Junction Community Center from 5pm-8pm. 
Contact: Boulder Junction Public Library, (715) 385-2050
October 14: 22nd Annual Harvest Fest
Kids games, Shop the Haystack, fall treats, and hayrides from 10am-3pm. 
Kids may dress in costumes and follow Granny Autumn through downtown Boulder Junction to the various event locations.
Contact: Boulder Junction Chamber, (715) 385-2400 
October 28: Boulder Junction In-Town Trick or Treat
3pm-5pm at participating Boulder Junction businesses and Boulder Pines Apartments (5420 Senior Drive). 
Dress up the kids and come join the fun! 
Contact: Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce (715) 385-2400 
For more information on any of these events,
click on the Boulder Junction logo above
Ph. 715-545-3800
Events around Phelps
October 6th to October 8th
37th Midwest Musky Classic Tournament
Headquartered at the Phelps Chamber, with musky fishing on North & South Twin,
Big Sand Lake and Lac Vieux Desert. 
Tournament hours are Fri & Sat 8am-6pm and Sun 7am-11am.
One of the longest running tournaments in northern Wisconsin. 
Huge Muskies – Huge Prizes!
To see the complete schedule, times, invitation and application for the 
2017 Midwest Musky Classic, click on the Phelps logo above!
Presque Isle Chamber of Commerce
Phone number 715-686-2910
Events in Presque Isle
October 14th Honor our Veterans
The Wilderness Veterans Memorial dedication is Saturday, October 14th at 11am.
October 21st
Fish ‘N Lure Automobile Rally Saturday October 21st! 
Rally runs from 12-5. Ends up at Skyview Lodge for ala carte food and drink.
ALL cars welcome to participate, from classic cars to hot rods
to your family station wagon! 
Click on the Presque Isle logo above to learn more about these events!
Manitowish Waters Chamber of Commerce
Phone 715-543-8488
Manitowish Waters Events
October 7th 9 AM – 3 PM CRAN – A- RAMA
Come and get your anything and everything cranberry! 
Manitowish Waters Chamber of Commerce presents its annual
CRAN A RAMA, at the Community Center in Manitowish Waters. 
The annual fall cranberry event features the 19th Annual Cranberry Cooking Contest, Arts & Crafts booths, free cranberry samples, free cranberry marsh shuttle bus tours to the Vilas Cranberry Company (compliments of the Manitowish Waters Chamber & Cranberry Growers Association),
fresh cranberry sales. 
There will also be raffles available, cranberry industry video viewing and educational display, Lioness bake sale (while the goodies last), pontoon cruises on the Manitowish Waters chain of lakes (sponsored by the Manitowish Waters Lakes Association, weather permitting) and self-guided fall color excursions 
(maps and suggested tour routes available at the Chamber for those who wish to view the spectacular fall colors along country roads and highways). 
Whether you are looking for just a couple of samples or wanting to learn everything about cranberries, CRAN-A-RAMA will be the place to be. Don’t miss out on the event’s main concessions which features several of the 
area’s fantastic restaurants in the “Taste of Harvest” from 11 am – 2 pm.
Click on the Manitowish logo above to learn more about these events!
What is unique at the Forest Lake Country Store
We do so much, sometimes even we loose track of everything we promise! 
Friday night fish fry,,,
Recently we were flattered to be included in a Wisconsin Department of Tourism release showcasing ten unique north woods fish frys. We were in great company.
We serve pan-fried walleye, home made potato pancakes and rye bread with our Country Store cole slaw!
We serve this EVERY Friday 4:30 – 7:30 PM
Take – N – Bake Pizza
This is growing,,, FAST!!!
We roll and par-bake your crust. We build the pizza the way you need it, you pick it up and take it home and bake it off whenever you want to eat.
Think about a house full of family and friends, skiing, fishing, chasing frogs or whatever. Or in the winter a bunch that went sledding and others that were shopping and still others out ice fishing!
Feed them late without loading up the car or caravan!
Take – N – bake Pizza gives you a great dinner option without any fuss. You can freeze these and take them elsewhere for a fix of Country Store pizza at a later date!
We start building these at 11:30 AM every day we are open!
Another peek at the color in the north woods!
Bret & Frisk and Spaghetti Night!
October 16th
Feed starts at 5 PM, Music at 6 PM.
Salad, followed by Spaghetti with meat sauce and a
slab of garlic bread. Then, of course, dessert.
After dining and clearing the tables, We will be treated
to Bret and Frisk for an hour and a half of music.
Seating is limited to just 30 people. Cost is $20 per person, advance registration is required. Stop at the Country Store or call with your credit card info for reservations.
October 24th Wine Tasting
Travis Noe from Jackson Family Wines
6 PM Start Time!
Joint Effort with Chef Lanny!
Nina Martin from Badger Liquor will work with Travis from Jackson Family Wines. Wines in their portfolio include Kendall-Jackson, Cambria, Siduri, Ed Meades, Freemark Abbey, Matansas Creek, well you get the idea. So many great wines, it will be an event!
We will usually serve 7 different wines. Each wine will be accompanied by a taste sample of something from Chef Lanny’s new restaurant in Eagle River! Lanny and Max now have a second location, “The Grill at the Inn” at the Eagle River Inn. We will have an opportunity to sample some of the new menu items with each wine!
Cost is $28 per person, and includes all food and wine.
Seating is limited and advance registration is required.
Reserve your spot at the store, or call with your credit card number.
Phone number is 715-547-8222
This Event will fill up FAST, do not wait to reserve your seat!
Thanks for taking the time to read about the events in northern Vilas County. All of these entities do an outstanding job of creating and implementing so many unusual things to do or learn in the north woods.
Kris and Mark Gostisha
Forest Lake Country Store
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