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Antigo Area Weekend Activities
Antigo summer garden tour—with an extra artistic flair this year, is among the highlights of what promises to be a very busy weekend across the northwoods.

The days ahead also bring an appearance by The Kids From Wisconsin, the first-ever “aquathon” at Jack Lake, and the usual mix of entertainment and sports options.

A look at events, taken from the Journal’s advertising columns, follows:


The ninth annual Garden Tour fund-raiser, sponsored by the Antigo Garden Club and Antigo High School band, will take place on Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. It will be capped with the new “Art in the Field” at the Trudy and Kevin Bula home on Highland Drive on the banks of the Eau Claire River near Riverview golf course.

The Bula’s four acres of gardens and restored 100-year-old barn and cook’s shack/summer kitchen will provide the backdrop for about two dozen local artists to display their work amidst the antiques, flower beds, hydrangeas, hostas and newly-built patio with a pergola. There will be painters, carvers, quilters, jewelry makers, welded art, pottery makers, photographers, basket weavers and more on site for what she hopes may become an annual event.

Four other beautiful gardens are also on the tour. They include Michelle and Paul Lex, N1668 Trout Rd.; Holly and Gordon Hayes, W8056 Hwy. 64; Ben and Eloise Verhasselt, 1300 First Ave.; and Dennis and Brenda Bula, W11957 Highland Rd. Present and past members of the Antigo High School band will be performing at each of the residences. AHS Band Boosters will also be selling food at Art in the Field, raising funds to help purchase new band equipment.

Tickets are $5 each and free for ages 12 and under and are available at Lakeside Market, the Blue Awning, RAADWear, the Art in the Field site or from any Garden Club or AHS band member.


Over 50 racers have already pre-registered, and more are expected, as Langlade County prepares for its first ever Splash-N-Dash aquathon on Saturday.

The event, presented by the Antigo Swim Club, will take place Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park at Jack Lake.

The race will start at 8:30 a.m. with a half-mile swim in the clear waters of Jack Lake followed by a five kilometer run on the Ice Age Trail around Game Lake.

Prizes will be awarded to the overall male and female racers along with top three finishers in each age group including solo and tandem team.

Pre-race pack pickup is tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Clara R. McKenna Aquatic Center in Antigo. Racers can also register at Jack Lake the day of the event from 7 to 7:45 a.m. Participants must be age 12 or older.

Registration is $30 for solo racers and $55 for tandem teams, which may be male, female or mixed.


The acclaimed Kids from Wisconsin, the state’s fabulous musical entertainers, come to Antigo Tuesday for two shows, at 2 and 7 p.m., in the Volm Theater at the high school.

Tickets are $11 in advance or $13 at the door and are available through Rotary Club members for BMO Harris Bank, Chase, City Gas, Copps Food Center, CoVantage Credit Union and Lakeside Market.

All proceeds go to Rotary Youth Exchange program and Rotary scholarships.


Antigo’s summer Music in the Park series continues Monday with the Antigo Community Band playing at 6:30 p.m. at the City Park bandstand.

On Thursday, Gary’s Basement 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.


Headquarters II will feature live music with Useful Jenkins on Saturday, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Opening act will be D-Guap.

Koni K’s Korner Pub is holding its 14th annual Fuddfest karaoke contest, with qualifying Friday, July 12, Saturday, July 20 and the finals on Saturday, July 27 at 8 p.m. arm-ups start at 9 p.m. with the contest at 11 p.m. Pick up rules at the pub and Koni K’s Family Restaurant.

The Jon Stone country band will be playing at The Groove nightclub located in North Star Mohican Casino at Bowler tonight and Saturday. Music starts at 8 p.m.


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.


Carbonari’s Auction & Estate Service will hold real estate auctions Saturday at 10 a.m. at 916 Virginia St. and 11:30 a.m. at property on the Lily River in Pickerel. Call 715 484-2006 for details.

There will be a garage sale today and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 815 First Ave. All sizes of clothing, shoes, guns, a guitar, golf clubs and more will be sold.

A rummage sale will be held Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at N999 old 26 Rd. Clothing, knickknacks and even glass slippers will be sold.

North Central Sales Auctions will hold a real estate auction on Sunday at 1 p.m. at 619 Kaplanek Ave., Antigo.


Area mushers will host a cookout featuring brats, burgers, homemade pies and more today until 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Copps Food Center parking lot.


Spirits at the Lake golf outing and spirit sampling event takes place today 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.

Bass Lake Country Club also offers a Nine and Dine special every Saturday starting at 4:30 p.m. Enjoy nine holes of golf with cart followed by dinner for $30 per person. To request a tee time, call 715 623-6196.

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 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.

The Antigo Elks will host a soccer shootout on Wednesday for boys and girls ages five to 13. Registration is at 5:45 p.m. with the shootout starting at 6 p.m. at Saratoga Park.

The Edison Club Event Center will host the Antigo Summer Slamfest, featuring Minnesota Extreme Wrestling, on Friday. See 14 superstars of the ring plus midget mayhem. Doors open at 6 p.m. with bell time at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door and the show is open to all ages.


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.

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.

Enjoy Church in the Park with trumpeter Don Shire on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Antigo City park’s west shelter. Everyone is welcome. Bring a lawn chair and a friend. There will be a free picnic at noon provided by Antigo Community Church. Rain location is the church worship center at the corner of Third Avenue and Deleglise Street.

Peace Lutheran Church plans a Vacation Bible School day camp, featuring the staff of Camp Luther, next Monday through Thursday. First through sixth graders will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with three-year-olds through kindergartners meeting from 9 to 11:30 a.m. registration forms are available at the church office.

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612 Superior Street
Antigo, WI 54409
Phone: 715-623-4191
Fax: 715-623-4193
Mail to: Fred Berner
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612 Superior Street,
Antigo, WI 54409
Phone: 715-623-4191
Fax: 715-623-4193
Mail to: Fred Berner
MapOnUs Location: (local)

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