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A trail conference at the heart of the “County of Trails,” hints at fall sports action and much more await visitors and residents of the northwoods this weekend.

Temperatures are moderating, but there’s plenty of summertime left to enjoy a wide-ranging mix of events, including Customer Appreciation Day next week, the continuing Music in the Park series and much more.

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

TRAILCON USA

The second annual TrailCon USA conference is being held today and Saturday at the Langlade County Fairgrounds, offering an opportunity to mingle with trail users and vendors and maybe try out some new equipment.

The show will run until 7 p.m. today and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“This is your one stop event for exploring recreation in Wisconsin and surrounding regions,” Chris Berry, director of the Langlade County economic Development Corporation, said. “It is also the very best opportunity to interact with other trail advocates and enthusiasts representing a full spectrum of trail-based recreationists from around the area.”

There will be vendors and booths from a wide range of outdoor recreation including opportunities to learn about camping with your horse, and discover all the exciting snowmobiling, full-size four wheeling, and other trail based recreation opportunities. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will also have its motorcycle simulator onsite for tryouts.

Other activities include the new "Demonstration Village," where participants can try out the latest models of ATVs and UTVs on their off-road demonstration track and more. There will also be motorcycle and ATV flat track racing at the conclusion of Saturday's events.

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION

Antigo’s annual Customer Appreciation Day returns to the Langlade County Fairgrounds on Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m.

There will be entertainment with LYVE from 5 to 6 p.m. followed by Jagged Highway from 6 to 9 p.m.

Enjoy Peroutka’s brats for $1.25, Edelman’s hot dogs for $1, and Sue’s sweet corn, $1. There will also be beer available for $1.25 a glass, ice cream, $1, soda or water, 85 cents and popcorn, 50 cents.

MUSIC IN THE PARK

Antigo’s summer Music in the Park series continues Monday with Second Edition performing at the City Park bandstand.

On Thursday, Little Blues Machine will take the stage.

All concerts include pie and ice cream with serving at 5:30 p.m.

Bring a lawn chair. Rain location is the high school commons.

The White Lake Historical Society will host Music at the Depot on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. with Gary’s Basement Band.

ENTERTAINMENT

The John Welch Band will perform country hits at The Groove Nightclub at North Star Mohican Casino a Bowler tonight and Saturday. Music starts at 8 p.m.

Headquarters II will host live music tonight with Southbound playing at 10 p.m. On Saturday, Aug. 17 enjoy rock with Toy Guns.

MOVIES

Now showing at the Palace Twin Theater are “The Smurfs,” rated PG, and “Elysium,” rated R.

Screenings are Friday and Saturday at 7 and 9 p.m.; Sunday through Thursday at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

SALES

Col. Rene Brass will hold an auction Sunday at the Robert Pirus home at 6411 Pine Point Road off of Pickerel Lake Road. The sale will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will include all household goods plus the three bedroom home with frontage on Pickerel Creek.

Exclusively Schroeder’s plans a weekend of “Margaritas and Markdowns” today through Sunday. There will be sale prices so hot, the store says “we have to serve something cool.”

The Enchanted Doll Club of the Northwoods will hold its 35th annual doll show and sale Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Kalmar Community Center in Eagle River. Refreshments will be available and a doll appraiser and doll doctor will be on site. Admission is $4 for adults and free for children under 12. Receive half off admission with the ad in Thursday’s Antigo Daily Journal.

DINING

Elcho United Church of Christ will host its 16th annual ice cream social on Sunday beginning at 11 a.m. in the Jack LaMar Pavilion. The menu will include brats, burgers, sweet corn, homemade pies and plenty of frozen custard donated by Culver’s of Rhinelander.

SPORTS

Be “spudtastic” at the 33rd annual Antigo Tater Trot slated Saturday at Antigo City Park. The one mile fun run gets underway at 8:30 a.m. with the 10K run at 9 a.m. and a four mile walk/run at 9:05 a.m. The race will be followed by an awards ceremony and potato bar sale.

Antigo Wheels Unlimited will present a weekend of racing. On Saturday, the bikes will be at the fairgrounds for AMA District 16 flat-track racing. Practice is at 5 p.m. with the race at 6 p.m. On Sunday, the AMA District 16 TT Race will take place at GFI Raceway off Highway 45 just south of Antigo. Practice is at 10 a.m. with the race at 11 a.m. Admission is $8 and free for ages six and under.

Fall bowling leagues are now forming at North Star Lanes. Sign up now and enjoy free open bowling throughout August. Upcoming meetings include Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. for the men’s Tuesday league; Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. for the men’s Thursday league; Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. for the couples league; Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. for women’s Monday league; Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. for women’s Wednesday league; and Aug. 15 at 1 p.m. for the women’s Thursday afternoon league.

Reserved football tickets for Antigo Red Robin games go on sale Tuesday at noon in the high school athletic office. They will be on sale daily after that date from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Bass Lake Golf Course and Restaurant offers nine and dine every Saturday starting at 4:30 p.m. Enjoy nine holes of golf with cart and dinner for $30 per person, Call 715 623-6196 for tee time.

Meet the 2013 Antigo High School Red Robins football teams Thursday at 4 p.m. at Schofield Stadium. There will be a cookout at 4 p.m. with team introductions at 6 p.m.

OTHER EVENTS

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.

Antigo Visual Artists has opened a new exhibit, “The Digital Drying Line,” featuring the works of local photographers, on display through Aug. 23 in the gallery located in the Langlade County Historical Society Museum. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A public reception to meet and greet the photographers will be held on Friday, Aug. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery.

“Celebrating Summer: Plein-Air Painters of America” is on exhibit now at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau. It remains on view through Aug. 25.

The Antigo school district will hold its end-of-summer backpack distribution on Thursday, noon to 3 p.m., in the Middle School gymnasium. Backpacks with basic school supplies for students in kindergarten through 12th grade will be available for families in need. Donations are appreciated to help offset costs.

Langlade Birthing Center will host its second annual “World Breastfeeding Celebration” picnic at City Park Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. Bring a dish to pass. Contact Mary Cerny, RN, at 715 623-9898 for more information.

Cornerstone Chiropractic & Wellness will host “Vitamins and Minerals: Part 2,” presented by Dr. Nick Wachtel on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Learn if the supplements you are taking are beneficial, about natural versus synthetic vitamins and what to look for when reading supplement labeling. The program is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at 715 623-5481.

The Antigo high School class of 1953 will hold its 60th reunion on Sunday at Vickie and the Vets. Social will begin at 2 p.m. with dinner at 5 p.m. followed by an informal program. No reservations are necessary.
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