Northwoods News

Here is some Northwoods News from Mark at the Forest Lake Country Store in Land O Lakes WI
News, pictures and fun stuff from the north woods of Wisconsin,,,  
We can feel winter in the air, but we have not seen it on the ground,,, Until today (10/27)! Flurries all day, starting to stick in the woods just a little!
Check out all the great reasons to spend time in Land O’ Lakes! Events all over Vilas County,,,
We hope to see you soon!
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 – 4:00 p.m. Holiday Basket for candles or candy canes!
$50.00 Adults & Teens 16+
Instructor: Dianne Mockler
Cost includes all materials and use of instructor’s tools.
Deadline for payment/registration: OCT. 28
Get a head start on the holidays! In this class, you will learn the basics of traditional basket weaving, 
including continuous weaving, forming a handle of reed, rimming and lashing.  
Dianne has been weaving since 1996 and loves to share her love of this traditional craft with others by teaching.  She works with a variety of materials is especially interested in baskets with a north woods theme. 
November 11 JEWELRY MAKING-BEADED CRYSTAL LEAF PENDANT 10:00 -1:00 p.m. Crystal Leaf Pendant
Intermediate Skill Level
$40 All supplies included. Adults & Teens
Instructor: Lisa Kraus
Deadline for payment/registration: Nov. 4
Lisa was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago and moved to the northwoods 5 years ago.  She currently lives in Sugar Camp with her husband and daughter.  With 15 years of experience, Lisa has a strong interest in jewelry design and is now focused on creating her own flame-worked glass beads.  
She has taught jewelry classes both in Illinois and here in the northwoods, 
including; Michael’s Arts & Crafts, the Rhinelander School District community education program and at the Northern Lights Bead Boutique in Three Lakes. Her greatest reward is seeing her students create a one-of-a-kind piece they are proud of.
Painting by Sue Brucks-Schurch
10:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
Adults $45.00 All materials supplied.
Instructor: Sue Brucks-Schurch
No experience necessary.
Deadline for Payment/registration: Nov. 7
Artist Sue Brucks-Schurch will teach students the basics of acrylic painting. Each student will receive an 11 x 14 wood plaque (w/hanger) that has a wood-burned image ready for paint. Sue will demonstrate paint application, brush strokes, color mixing and simple shading to complete a painting. According to Sue, “Even though each person has the same image to work from as a guide, all the paintings turn out so very different.  
Students are choosing colors they like and using strong or soft brush strokes to give it personality, each plaque will be unique to the person painting it.”  
November 18 Gingerbread Christmas Cabin –
Workshop & Contest 
10:00 – 4:00 $25.00 All supplies included.
1 Adult w/ 2 children in a team.
Join artist Wendy Powalisz & Chef Lynn Richie for this gingerbread challenge! Be your own architect and designer of a Christmas – Winter themed Northwoods Cabin! You will be provided with all the goods to make your own decorated cabin. Cabins will be left on display through Dec. 2, when the public will vote for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, during the Holiday Open House.  
Payment Deadline November 11
For more information, call the LOLA office at 715-547-3950.
There are more November art opportunities at LOLA!
Click on the LOLA logo above
to visit their web site
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
Every Tuesday at 10:30 – Preschool Storyhour
November 9 at 10:30  Non-Fiction Book Club.
This month we’ll be discussing “Old Friends” by Tracy Kidder.
November 16 at 10:30 Friends of the Land O’ Lakes Library meeting.
November 16 at 1:00 – Movie Afternoon. 
We’ll be showing “This Beautiful Fantastic” which tells the story of Bella Brown (Jessica Brown Findlay of “Downton Abbey”) a reclusive young woman who dreams of becoming a children’s author, and finds an unlikely mentor in the curmudgeonly retired widower named Alfie Stephenson (Tom Wilkinson) who lives next door. Rated PG.
November 24 Santa Weekend Ornament Workshop 
11 AM -12:30 PM Drop in at any time during this event to enjoy some
family togetherness while making ornaments.
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 Wish List
Food Pantry is low on paper goods and soaps for their clients.
Paper Towel, and toilet paper are always appreciated 
Dish soap and laundry soap is also needed.
Boulder Junction
Chamber of Commerce
Events around Boulder Junction
November 11: Veterans Day Memorial Service
Held at the Veterans Memorial Triangle, 11am. Contact: American Legion Post 451, (715) 385-2302
November 11: 7th Annual Great Shopping Escape
Gather your girlfriends and escape to Boulder Junction! From 9am-3pm, stop by the Community Center to meet home party reps. Visit local shops, art galleries and have breakfast or lunch at one of our restaurants. Spend the day in Boulder Junction, pamper yourself and start your Christmas shopping. Contact: Boulder Junction Chamber, (715) 385-2400
November 24: Boulder Junction Lioness Clubs 24th Annual Christmas Craft Fair
9am-3pm at the Boulder Junction Community Center. Crafters selling handmade items, lunch by the Lioness, and drawing for the cash raffle at 2pm. Contact: Linda Revolinski, (715) 385-3256.
November 24: 28th Annual Christmas Walk
Welcome in the holiday season with the lighting of the town, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, carolers, sleigh rides and treats for shoppers at the stores from 5pm-8pm. Contact: Boulder Junction Chamber, (715) 385-2400
November 24: Friends of the Boulder Junction Public Library Cookie Walk 
Beginning at 5pm in the lobby of the Acorn Lodge. Choose from a huge assortment of fancy cookies, all-time favorites and special holiday candies. The sale will run until all cookies and treats are sold. Contact: Boulder Junction Public Library, (715) 385-2050
November 25: Christmas Walk Kids Day
Christmas shopping house, activities and lunch with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Community Center from 10:30am-1:30pm. Contact: Boulder Junction Chamber, (715) 385-2400
Click on the Boulder Junction logo
above to visit their web site

Ph. 715-545-3800
Events around Phelps
November 5th Prime Rib Dinner Fundraiser
Benefiting the Pioneer Creek Recreational Trail
Lanny’s Fireside
5315 Highway 45 North
Conover, WI 54519
Serving begins at 5 pm.
The dinner includes prime rib, salad, baked potato, vegetable and dessert.  
Door prize drawings will occur throughout the evening.
The $25 donation goes toward maintenance and development of the recently expanded multi-use Pioneer Creek Recreational Trail.
Reservations for the dinner are suggested and can be made by calling 715-547-8120. Lanny’s Fireside will donate all proceeds to the trail fund.
The Friends of Pioneer Creek Recreational Trail group was recently formed to collaborate on ideas for future trail development and expand awareness. Conover Town officials have worked with Vilas County Forestry in recent years to create and expand the trail for use by cross-country skiers, equestrians, snowshoeing enthusiasts, hikers, mountain bikers and more. The trail begins at the Conover Community Park and meanders through quiet forest lands for over 11 miles with planned expansion to 20 miles.   
For information about the trail, contact Dave Hapka, 715-891-5004, 
Or Lanny Studdard, 715-891-5197
December 9 Christmas Crunch Bazaar
Phelps High School
Click on the Phelps Logo above
to visit the Phelps Web Site
Presque Isle Chamber of Commerce
Phone number 715-686-2910
 Events in Presque Isle
November 4th Presque Isle Lioness 23rd Annual
Christmas in November Craft Fair & Luncheon
Great Food-Crafts-Raffle
Evergreen “Kissing Boughs” for sale
Open 10am to 2pm
Lunch served from 11am to 1pm 
Raffle at 1:30
Click on the Presque Isle Logo above
to visit their web site
More fun events in the north country
Ride with Leinie!!!
Please, mark your calendar for
Ride with Leinie 2018 on June 23, 2018
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Now you want to learn more,,, here is how to reach us
Ph 715-547-8222
   Store Hours
Friday 8 AM – 8 PM
Saturday 9 AM – 4 PM
Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday 8 AM – 2 PM
Closed on Monday and Tuesday

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