Antigo Area Weekend Activities|
Independence Day celebrations continue across the northwoods through the weekend.
The days ahead will also bring a great ski show to Mueller’s Lake, sports, dining and the continuation of Antigo’s acclaimed Music in the Park series.
And, berry season is just getting underway at Merry’s Berries.
A look at events, taken from the Journal’s advertising columns, follows:
INDEPENDENCE DAY FUN
One of the biggest parties in the area will take place on Saturday, when White Lake holds its annual Independence Day gala.
The day will begin with the County Possum Chase, opening with the one-mile run at 7:30 a.m. and the 10 kilometer race at 8:15 a.m.
A parade will be held at noon, with Dale Oatman as grand marshal. Kayla Krueger is Poppy Princess with Charlese Thompson serving as her court.
Also participating will be the White Lake and Wabeno American Legion groups, Veterans of Foreign Wars color guard, Legion Riders and the White Lake High School band.
There will be live music with Gary’s Basement Band from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and No Schtick from 5 to 9 p.m.
There will be beer and soda, a corn roast and raffle, food, bakery, slushies, light sticks, fish tank, T-shirts for sale, dunk tank and sawdust pile.
A boat parade is slated for dusk with fireworks at approximately 9:15 p.m.
The Central Wisconsin Water Walkers will hold a special ski show on Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. on Mueller’s Lake at Polar.
There will be concessions and a free-will offering. Bring a lawn chair and join your friends on the beach.
MUSIC IN THE PARK
Antigo’s summer Music in the Park series continues Monday with the Northernaires playing at 6:30 p.m. at the City Park bandstand.
On Thursday, the Deleglise Street Band will perform.
All concerts also include food, pie and ice cream with serving at 5:30 p.m.
Bring a lawn chair. Rain location is the high school commons.
Led West will be performing at the Groove Nightclub in North Star Mohican Casino in Bowler tonight and Saturday. Music begins at 8 p.m.
Headquarters II will feature live music with Useful Jenkins on July 13, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Opening act will be D-Guap.
Boogie and the Yo Yo’z perform tonight and Saturday 8 p.m. to midnight at Potawatomi Carter Casino.
Now showing at the Palace Twin Theater are “Despicable Me 2,” rated PG, and “The Lone Ranger,” rated PG-13.
“Despicable Me” is showing Friday and Saturday at 7 and 9:30 p.m.; Sunday through Thursday at 5 and 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
“Lone Ranger” can be seen Friday and Saturday at 7 and 9:20 p.m.; Sunday through Thursday at 5 and 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Zurko’s Holiday “Maximus” flea market takes place today at the Langlade County Fairgrounds. On Saturday and Sunday it moves to the Shawano County Fairgrounds.
Elcho United Church of Christ Men’s Club will hold its 15th annual chicken barbecue, with serving beginning at 11 a.m. at the Jack LaMar Pavilion. Cost is $14 per person or $25 per couple. Entertainment begins at noon with the Ray Konkol Polka Band from Stevens Point.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary will have a brat and hamburger fry on Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Antigo Country Store.
Spirits at the Lake golf outing and spirit sampling event will take place next Friday at Bass Lake Golf Course. The golf event is sold out but tickets are available for the evening event at 5 p.m. There will be spirit sampling, barbecue buffet, souvenir tasting glass, silent auction and live music by Hip Pocket. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door if available. Proceeds will benefit the Community Health Foundation of Langlade Hospital.
Bear Paw Resort in White Lake will host a women’s whitewater kayak festival July 19 through 21. Anna Levesque from Girls at Play will lead a great learning weekend filled with kayaking, yoga, friendship and new experience. Call 715 882-3502 or visit www.bearpawoutdoors.com for more information.
Bear Paw is also offering a learn to kayak clinic on Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $99 per person. It falls to $90 per person for two or more.
Antigo Gymnastics Camp for ages four and up will be held July 22 through 26 in the Sheldon Fieldhouse. The morning session is for preschool/beginner while the afternoon session will be the competitive program. For information, call 715 219-0378.
Travel back 100 years and visit The Old Corner School at Neva Corners. It is open on weekends throughout the summer, noon to 4 p.m.
Antigo Visual Arts present “The Painted Canvas” on display through July 12 at the AVA Gallery located in the Langlade County Historical Society Museum. The works of area artists Sandra MacArthur, Brittany Haakenson and Karen Aulik-Now are featured. The exhibit can be viewed during regular museum hours, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
The White Lake Area Historical Society will have its Depot Museum open Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for the summer season.
Merry’s Berries is now open for the harvest. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, supplies permitting. The patch is located two miles west of Antigo on Highway 64 and then 2 1/2 miles north on Highway H. Call 715 627-4630 for prepicked orders and picking conditions.
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