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CWN President's Letter -
June 2018

Published at - Click for Mapquest Map

Stevens Point, WI

Central Wisconsin Network, Inc. (CWN) Newsletter
Bringing Singles Together
P.O. Box 752, Stevens Point, WI 54481

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Prez Says

Remember to attend the one and only CWN Dance in June on Saturday June 16. Peruse the Newsletter for all the other fun activities planned in June, including a bonfire, biking, golf, a concert in the clouds, dining, dancing, a movie and more. And save the date for the WAUPACA CHAIN o’ LAKES CRUISE from Clear Water Harbor on the Chief Waupaca Sternwheeler for CWN members and their guests on Sunday July 22.

Consider hosting an event. It can be anything you’re interested in and it’s never too late to post a new event – we can simply send an email update to all members.


Contact: Joe Tylka: President, 715-321-2999 or joetylka@yahoo.com

Social Committee Planning -
Good times with old and new friends

Plan Events in and around - Click for Mapquest Map


Do you have any ideas for activities and want help in planning or would you like someone to co-host with you? Contact Deb, our social committee chair, at debzura@att.net, 715-344-3402.

Contact: Deb Purucker
Deb at 715-344-3402 or debzura@att.net

2018 Dance Schedule -
Dances are on Saturdays, except December 31

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Stevens Point, WI

2018 CWN Dance Schedule


Elks Lodge - 1132 Clark Street, Stevens Point
Moose Family Center - 1025 Second Street North, Stevens Point

Dancing from 7 p.m to 11 p.m.
Admission - $12 for CWN Members --- $15 for non-members


Dances scheduled for the rest of 2018
June 16, 2018 -- Moose -- Ed Klein DJ
July 14, 2018 -- Moose -- Bill Dickerson "The Hit Man" DJ
August 25, 2018 -- Moose -- Bill Dickerson "The Hit Man" DJ

September 2018 -- fall schedule will be determined in soon
October 2018 -- fall schedule will be determined in soon
November 2018 -- fall schedule will be determined in soon
December 2018 -- fall schedule will be determined in soon
December 31, 2018 (Sunday 8 pm to 1 am) – Moose Family Center
Special New Years Eve - 5 hours of dancing, party favors, and food
Members $15 -- Non-members $18


SAVE THESE DATES! MAKE A PLAN! Some may be Public Events or some for -

Here is a list of some fun activities to enjoy in the future. Save the dates, join us and enjoy!

Beautiful Central Wisconsin - Click for Mapquest Map
venues in and around
Stevens Point, WI 54481

- August 5, 2018 - CWN Picnic
- Due to host's family schedule change, the Potluck and Campfire - September 3 - Labor Day has been cancelled and is currently not rescheduled.
- Camping in Door County - September 7-9, 2018

Contact: Check for contact person when more info for particular event becomes available

Bike the Green Circle Trails -
Every Wednesday, May through October
5:15 p.m.

Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center - Click for Mapquest Map
2419 Northpoint Dr,
Stevens Point, WI 54481

(change note -- As of June 6th we will change our parking lot meeting time to 5:30 p.m. and our departure time to 5:45 p.m. We will continue this schedule at least through July.)

Please meet in the Schmeekle Reserve parking lot at 5:30 p.m.

Here's your opportunity to enjoy beautiful scenery, great exercise, and good company.

Weather permitting; we leave from the Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center parking lot, 2419 Northpoint Drive at 5:45 p.m. sharp each Wednesday, May through September. We select a route and bike at a moderate pace. So, dust off your bike, grab your water bottle and helmet, and get ready for a fun season of biking on the Green Circle Trails.

Members and their guests welcomed. Questions? Contact Mary Readel (715-446-2728) OR Randy Bradley (715-252-0525)

Contact: see above

CWN Board Meeting -
TBD - June 2018
6:00 p.m.

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Stevens Point, WI 54482

CWN Board of Directors Meeting
Come participate or observe the board in action.

Call before heading out for any change in date, time or location.

Contact: Joe Tylka at 715-321-2999

Fish Fry at St. Joe’s Parish Picnic -
Friday, June 1, 2018
5:30 p.m.

St. Joe's Parish - Click for Mapquest Map
1709 Wyatt Ave
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Fish Fry at St. Joe’s Parish Picnic

The first picnic of the summer season! Meet up with friends in the Parish Family Center.
Let us know you are coming.

Contact: RSVP Deb debzura@att.net 715-344-3402

Square Dance Lessons -
Begins Monday June 4, 2018
10 a.m.

Lincoln Center - Click for Mapquest Map
1519 Water Street
Stevens Point, W 54481

Modern Square Dancing Lessons
Starting Monday June 4 , 10 am to noon
Lincoln Center (Community Room)
1519 Water Street
Stevens Point
Square Dancing is just plain fun, and as a bonus, it’s good for the body and mind. You will learn many other moves besides that allemande and Do Sa Do you did in school as you keep moving around the square in different positions and formations.
Come as a single or come with a partner.

Contact: Call Kathy Brazaitis 715-544-0985 for more information

Dine Out at Par 4 Bistro in Waupaca before the Book Club -
Friday, June 8, 2018
6 p.m.

Par 4 Bistro (formerly Ale House) - Click for Mapquest Map
201 Foxfire Dr
Waupaca, WI 54981

Followed by Book Club for those interested. See separate listing.

Contact: RSVP Required to Kathleen by June 6th. 715-258-6552 or kdaley914@gmail.com

Book Club Member Meeting, Discussion, and Desert -
Friday, June 8 , 2018
8:00 p.m.

Kathleen Daley Residence - Click for Mapquest Map
N1286 East Rd
Waupaca, WI

Host: Kathleen Daley Co-Host: Al Hlavachek
Discussion Leader: Need a volunteer
June Book Selection: "Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah, host of "The Daily Show"
Next Book: TBD
Members and their guests welcomed.

Preceded by a dine out at Par 4 Bistro (formerly The Ale House) - see separate listing.

Contact: Reservations: RSVP to Kathleen by June 6th. 715-258-6552 or kdaley914@gmail.com

Fun, Food, FIre, Friends - Members and their guests -
Saturday, June 9, 2018
3:30 p.m. Walk, 6:30 Pot Luck, 8:30 Fire

Jim Werner’s home in Marathon (near Wausau) - Click for Mapquest Map
11517 Highland Dr
Marathon, WI

Arrive at 3:30 for a nature walk on a marked trail hunting for asparagus, potluck supper at 6:30 p.m., bonfire at 8:30.

Directions: Take Hwy 51 to Hwy 29W. Go about 3.5 miles to 72nd Ave. Go right (north) about 0.3 miles, turn left (west) on Highland Dr. and continue 2.8 miles to 11517 Highland Dr.

Bring: Your favorite yard game to play, a dish to pass and your own beverage & lawn-chair.

At dusk – Bonfire - bring lawn chair, jacket, and personal papers, etc. you want to burn.

Contact: : Any Questions? Call Jim Werner (715) 845-7136. RSVP by Wednesday, May 30

Copper Box -
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

South Park - Click for Mapquest Map

Waupaca, WI

The Copper Box Band at WAUPACA'S SUMMER NIGHTS CONCERT SERIES, South Park on the south end of Main Street in Waupaca
Beer, soda and food will be available. We encourage people to bring lawn chairs, and, because of park permit requirements, we cannot allow alcohol carry-ins. We are requesting that concert goers bring a donation for the Waupaca Area Food Pantry. Contact Kathleen for additional information.

Contact: RSVP to Kathleen Daley - 608-572-1332 or kdaley914@gmail.com

Swing Doctors Band @ Springville Sports Bar / Memories -
Thursday, June 14, 2018
7 to 9 p.m.

Springville Sports Bar/Memories - Click for Mapquest Map
2811 Plover Springs Dr
Plover, WI

Enjoy the music of THE SWING DOCTORS at Memories

Do you know where your CWN friends are?! They just might be a Memories tonight!
This 17 piece jazz band plays from 7 to 9 p.m.on the 2nd Thursday of each month for your listening and dancing pleasure.
Can’t dance, you say? Not to worry, sit and visit. We would also be happy to show you a few steps!
Contact Randy Bradley if you have any questions or want us to save you a chair.

CWN – Where the Socializing Begins!

No cover charge! But if you enjoy the music tips are much appreciated.

Contact: Randy Bradley 715-252-0525 or handyrandybradley@gmail.com

$5 Movie Night -
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
early evening

A movie theater in Stevens Point - Click for Mapquest Map

Stevens Point, WI

Movie with Friends
Our once a month movie group will be going to the theater Tuesday evening June 19.
We are a small group of regulars who get together to enjoy an evening out.
The movie is agreed upon a few days in advance, usually at the Friday night dine out or by contacting Deb at 715-344-3402 or debzura@att.net

Contact: RSVP Deb at 715-344-3402 or debzura@att.net

Dine Out at Meyers Landing -
Friday, June 22, 2018
5:30 p.m.

Meyers Landing - Click for Mapquest Map
1770 State Highway 34
Mosinee, WI 54455

Dine out at Meyer’s Landing on Lake DuBay south of Knowlton

We had a great turn out for this dine out last year and decided to try it again!

Contact: RSVP to Dick - 715-344-8512

Concert in the Clouds -
Saturday, June 23, 2018
6:00 p.m.

Rib Mountain State Park - Click for Mapquest Map
4200 Park Rd
Wausau, WI 54401

Concerts in the Clouds

Join us on Saturday June 23rd from 6-8 PM for great music in a great setting. “Boo Bradley” will be performing at the beautiful Rib Mountain amphitheater complete with gorgeous views of the city of Wausau.

Boo Mullarky and Bradley Selz are Boo Bradley, a good time two-man Hokum junk and jive orchestra out of Madison who are as fun to watch as they are to listen to, featuring a delightfully rich and clunky sonic palette that is sure to cure what ails you!

Feel free to bring along your favorite beverages and snacks or bring sub sandwiches as a group for an informal dine out on the hill. And don’t forget a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the music. A state park sticker is required for motor vehicle entrance to the park with various affordable options available.

Contact: If interested, please contact Joe Tylka at joetylka@yahoo.com.

Cruise on the Chain O'Lakes - For CWN members and their guests -
Sunday, July 22, 2018
CRUISE TIME: 4:30 – 6:30 PM

CLEAR WATER HARBOR - Click for Mapquest Map
N2757 County Road QQ
Waupaca, WI 54981



on the Chief Waupaca STERNWHEELER

For CWN members and their guests


DATE:                    Sunday July 22, 2018


TIME:                    Please be fashionably early so the cruise can depart at the appointed time.


CRUISE TIME:     4:30 – 6:30 PM                      COST:   $12.50 per person


DIRECTIONS:      Mapquest or GPS address is N2757 County Road QQ, Waupaca WI, 54981


                                or:          From the intersection of Hwys 10 and 54 in Waupaca, take County Hwy QQ

                                                to the south approximately 1½ miles.  The Harbor Bar will be on your right.


PARKING:            Free parking in Lot #2 directly across the street from Clear Water Harbor, and Lot #3 located two blocks east.  Please do not park in the restaurant parking lot (Lot #1).  You may unload your vehicle in Lot #1 before parking in Lot #2 or #3.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.


POTLUCK:            Please bring a cold dish to pass, with serving utensils and condiments if appropriate.  Paper plates, napkins, and dining utensils will be provided by CWN.


BRING:                 Your friend, dancing shoes, CDs for dancing if you wish, and your own beverages.

                Clear Water Harbor now prohibits carry-on of alcoholic beverages.

                Bottled water, soda, and other non-alcoholic drinks may still be brought on board.

                Appropriate clothing might include a hat for the sun and a light jacket for the breeze.


SPECIAL NOTE:  The Chief Waupaca has an open-air upper deck, enclosed lower deck, and restrooms.  We always

hope for great weather, but if the day is something less than perfect, the lower deck will provide a comfortable refuge from the elements.


WEBSITE:             www.clearwaterharbor.com


CWN TOUR COORDINATOR:       Dave Stepanik   715-803-3841 (Cell) or 715-845-0293 (Work)   or davestepanik@mindspring.com     Feel free to contact me with questions.


TRANSPORTATION:     On your own.  However, if you are willing to carpool or need to carpool, please indicate that

            on  the registration form, and I will do my best to coordinate that via e-mail.


-------------------------------------------------------Detach and return to Dave Stepanik -------------------------------------------------------


EARLY REGISTRATION is encouraged and appreciated.  Final numbers must be reported to the cruise operator on

June 30.  However, registrations with payment will be accepted  absolutely no later than Wednesday,  July 18.

Make out your check to CWN, then send this form and your check to:   Dave Stepanik  -  2612 Nightingale Lane -  Wausau, WI  54401


Name: _____________________________      No. of persons@ $12.50 each: ______      Amount of check $ __________

Willing to carpool (drive)?     Yes    No               Departing from/returning to: ____________________________________

Need to carpool (ride)?          Yes    No               Departing from/returning to: ____________________________________

If you answered “yes” to either question above, please provide your email:                                                                        _____

Contact: Dave Stepanik 715-803-3841 (Cell) or 715-845-0293 (Work) or davestepanik@mindspring.com

Swing City Dance Band -
Tuesday nights starting again in Sept. 2018
7:30 P.M.

Wausua Elks Club - Click for Mapquest Map
414 Scott Street
Wausau, WI

The band is off during the summer. Will return in September.


Free --- No cover charge -- First Tuesday of the Month

The 17-member Swing City Dance Band performs on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:30 to 9:30 at the Elks Club in Wausau, 414 Scott Street, Wausau, ( just off the 400 block in downtown Wausau).

The Elks Club also sponsors a reasonably priced dinner before the dance which consists of a main course selection, soup and salad bar, beverage, and dessert.
The band is terrific! This is a public event which CWN members regularly attend.

For more info look on Wausau Elks Facebook page.

Contact: Deb 715-344-3402

Dance Lessons -
Stay tuned for possible dance lessons in the fall 2018.

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If you would like to take dance lessons, check back here starting in August, or send an email to cwnsingles@gamil.com to express your interest, and we will notify you when lessons are scheduled.


Camping at Peninsula - Door County -
September 7-9, 2018

Peninsula State Park - Click for Mapquest Map

Fish Creek, WI

Save the date


CWN Roving Golfers -

Every other Sunday afternoon - April through October weather permitting

Central Wisconsin Golf Courses - Click for Mapquest Map

The Roving Golfers travel to golf courses all over Central Wisconsin to play golf Sunday afternoons or other special days, then have a dine-out at a local spot or pot luck at a golfer’s home. We often have non-golfers join us for the dining. All levels of golfers can join in the fun. Guests are always welcomed. If you would like to host an outing, have any general questions, or want to be added to the Roving Golfers’ email list let Randy know. He can be reached at smith1640@gmail.com or 715-252-4672 after 10 a.m

Arrangements for the individual outings are made by the host. Other dates are possible, last year we arranged some shorter notice weekend and weekday golf.





See You on

golf courses around Wisconsin

great places like

Roving Golfers

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Homestead - Wis Rapids


Nancy Hansen

Sunday, June 17, 2018 Father's Day




Sunday, July 1, 2018




Sunday, July 15, 2018




Sunday, July 29, 2018

? Somewhere north of Wausau



? Fri, Aug 9, 2018

Apostle Highlands Bayfield



Sunday, Aug 26, 2018




Sat, Sept 8, 2018

Door County


Randy Smith

Sunday, Sept 23, 2018




Contact: Randy at smith1640@gmail.com or 715-252-4672 after 10 a.m.

Cribbage anyone? -
If there are enough interested members, we’ll plan a place and time to shuffle and “ peg “ …….

To be determined - Click for Mapquest Map

Cribbage anyone ?

“ Fifteen two, fifteen four ….” “ Nobs & nibs “ “ GO “

If that sounds familiar, you just might know how to play cribbage. If there are CWN members interested in getting together for some Cribbage games, please contact Christine by email (preferably) cneidlei@uwsp.edu or by phone 715-341-7238.

If there are enough interested members, we’ll plan a place and time to shuffle and “ peg “ …….

Contact: Christine by email (preferably) cneidlei@uwsp.edu or by phone 715-341-7238.

Downhill Skiing - Granite Peak - Wausau -
Wednesday nights starting in January 2019?
6:00 P.M. or come early to ski more

Granite Peak - Click for Mapquest Map
3605 N Mountain Rd
Wausaau, WI 54402

Skiing is done for the 2018 season. Watch for updates about a possible 2019 season.

If you are planning to ski, you MUST reserve with Al ahead of time. Who knows, maybe everyone will be biking instead!

Wednesday Night - Downhill Skiing – Granite Peak -3605 N Mountain Rd, Wausau, WI 54402

CWN Ski Night at Granite Peak Ski Resort in Rib Mountain. Wednesdays of each winter month, we will meet at the Old Chalet next to the bar at 6:00 PM, be ready to ski by 6:15 p.m.

So purchase your ticket and if necessary pick up your rentals before meeting the group at 6:00 PM.
2018 Ticket prices : 4:00-9:00 p.m. (Night) $29 per person includes Lift Tickets and Free Rental on Ski Equipment. So, with a ticket, free rentals are provided.
You may come earlier and ski on your own since the ticket is good from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
We usually ski for about an hour, take a break to socialize and then back out for skiing.
Come join in the winter fun, socialize and get plenty of exercise!

Be sure to call Al ahead of time so he will be there and will know to look for you.

Contact: RSVP to Al Hlavachek at 715-571-5439 and he will be there to look for you




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