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CWN President's Letter -
October 2018

Published at - Click for Mapquest Map

Stevens Point, WI

Central Wisconsin Network, Inc. (CWN) - Newsletter
5410 Woodland Street
Stevens Point, WI 54482

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Prez Says

Dance instruction kicks off with a fun casual two hour dance ( with a country dance lesson included) on Sunday October 7. The regular dance lessons begin on Sunday October 21 for a five week run. Check out the details in the newsletter or the web site.

Send in your membership renewal postmarked by the end of September (just days away). September is membership renewal month. Save $5 and don't miss anything by renewing your membership in September. A Membership Form is attached to the Newsletter email or follow the Membership link on the web page, or pick up a form at a dance.

See the Dance Schedule in the Newsletter or online for the fall dance dates and a new venue -a lovely ballroom with a great wooden floor for one of our fall dances.
Study the Newsletter for all the other fun activities planned in October, including a biking, golf, dining, a play, a movie, a hike, dancing, and more.

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


Moose Family Center - 1025 Second Street North, Stevens Point

Elks Lodge - 1132 Clark Street, Stevens Point
Ashley Ballroom - 2297 County Rd X, Mosinee, WI 54455 - 14 minutes north of Stevens Point - lovely ballroom with a great wooden floor

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
September 29, 2018 -- Ashley Ballroom

October 13, 2108 -- Elks
October 27, 2018 -- Moose Lodge

November 17, 2018 -- Moose Lodge

December 15, 2018 -- Moose Lodge

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

- - Book Club and Dine Out - November 4, 2018
- Possible Candlelight Hike - October 26, 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

CWN Wednesday biking will continue at least through September. Due to loss of daylight hours, we will move our meeting time to 5:15 p.m.and our departure time to 5:30 p.m sharp..

Please meet in the Schmeekle Reserve parking lot at 5:15 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 5:30 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 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, Oct 7, 2018




Sunday, Oct 21, 2018




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

Swing City Dance Band -
October 2, 2018
7:30 P.M.

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


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 about the Wausau Elks on their Facebook page.

Contact: Deb 715-344-3402

Dine Out at Two Lakes - Almond -
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
5:30 p.m.

Two Lakes Supper Club - Click for Mapquest Map
9915 Two Lakes Rd
Almond, WI 54909

Join us for a dine out October 3rd , a Wednesday , before Two Lakes closes for the season ( again ) .


Meet for Social Hour at 5:30 / Dining at 6 p.m.

Please RSVP to Christine by Monday Oct. 1st - E-mail preferred cneidlei@uwsp.edu or call 715-341-7238 .


Hike at Hartman Creek -
Saturday, October 6, 2018
2:30 p.m

Hartman Creek State Park - Click for Mapquest Map
N2480 Hartman Creek Rd
Waupaca, WI

Enjoy the beautiful fall colors at Hartman Creek State Park

We'll take a leisurely hike to enjoy the scenery at Hartman Creek Park, N2480 Hartman Creek Road, Waupaca... walkers of all levels are welcome. Meet at 2:30 on Saturday October 6 at the Main entrance to the park (by the Ranger station). A State Park admission sticker is required for entrance to the park. We can discuss hiking options when we meet up.

After the hike, dinner at nearby Par 4 Bistro, 201 Foxfire Drive, Waupaca.

If interested or questions, contact Joe Tylka at 715-321-2999 or joetylka@yahoo.com by October 5th.


Dine Out at Par 4 - Waupaca -
Saturday, October 6, 2018
after the hike, around 5 p.m.

Par 4 Bistro - Click for Mapquest Map
201 Foxfire Dr
Waupaca, WI

After the Hartman Creek Hike (see separate listing) dinner at nearby Par 4 Bistro, 201 Foxfire Drive, Waupaca.

If interested or questions, contact Joe Tylka at 715-321-2999 or joetylka@yahoo.com by October 5th.


Fun Dance and a Country Line Lesson -
Sunday, October 7, 2018
5:30 p.m.

Moose Family Center - Click for Mapquest Map
1025 2nd St N
Stevens Point, WI 54481


Sunday Evening Hee Haw


      Two-Hour Fun Dance and ...........

                Country Line Dance Lesson ..........

                                for Members and Non-Members


Sunday, October 07 

5:30 - 7:30  

Moose Family Center - 1025 2nd St N

Stevens Point, WI



Join us for this two hour casual dance and a  COUNTRY LINE DANCE LESSON that will be hosted by our instructor, Dale.    Consider it a short evening of dance and socializing, an opportunity to practice those lessons from previous years, and a step into Country Line Dancing.  Dale will provide music and will be available to answer questions and help individuals.















Contact: Questions? Contact Mary Readel (715-446-2728)

$5 Movie Night -
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
early evening

A movie theater in Stevens Point - Click for Mapquest Map

Stevens Point, WI 54481

Movie with Friends

Our once a month movie group will be going to the theater Tuesday evening on October 16. 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.ne

Swing Doctors Band @ Springville Sports Bar / Memories -
Thursday, October 11, 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

CWN Board Meeting and Coffee -
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
6:00 p.m.

Emy J's - Click for Mapquest Map
1009 1st St
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

Wednesday Night Pizza! -
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
5:15 p.m.

Pizza Hut - Click for Mapquest Map
417 Division St
Stevens Point, Wi 54481

Join us for the Pizza and Salad Buffet, or order off the menu. After dinner, we could possibly walk across the street for a movie.

Contact: RSVP to Dick at 715-344-8512

Chinese Warriors of Peking -
Friday, October 19, 2018
7:30 pm.

Grand Theater - Click for Mapquest Map
401 4th St
Wausau, Wisconsin 54403

Chinese Warriors of Peking Return to the Grand Theater

Chinese acrobatics, juggling and dazzling costumes. Tickets $50. Please contact Jim Werner by October 12 or as soon as possible.

Contact: Jim Werner

Dine Out at PJ's SentryWorld -
Saturday, October 20, 2018
5:15 p.m.

PJ's at SentryWorld - Click for Mapquest Map
601 N Michigan Ave
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Followed by play "Cat on a Hot Tin Rood" play at UWSP (see separate listing). Please RSVP to joetylka@yahoo.com by Friday, Oct 19, for dinner.


Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - UWSP Play -
Saturday, October 20, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Studio Theatre - USWP Noel Fine Arts Center - Click for Mapquest Map
1800 Portage St
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Saturday October 20th dinner and a play.

We'll begin with dinner at 5:15 at PJ's SentryWorld Restaurant, 601 N Michigan Ave, Stevens Point then proceed to the Studio Theater in the UWSP Noel Fine Arts Center for the 7:30 production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. We can meet just outside the theater.

While the Pollitt family celebrates the 65th birthday of its crude and bombastic patriarch Big Daddy, a storm is brewing in the bedroom of its golden boy Brick and his wife Maggie. Big Daddy is secretly dying of cancer, and Maggie is determined to keep Brick's older brother and his wife from cutting them out of the inheritance - 28,00 acres of the richest land this side of the Valley Nile! But a deep, dark wound is keeping the liquor-soaked Brick and the hopelessly devoted Maggie from playing on the same team... Williams' beloved drama has thrilled audiences for decades with its sensuality, humor, and raw examination of mendacity, desire and death. After all, what is the victory of a cat on a hot tin roof?

Please RSVP to joetylka@yahoo.com by October 1st as tickets sell out quickly. Ticket cost is $23 and checks made out to CWN can be sent to Joe Tylka, 4591 DuBay Drive, Mosinee, WI 54455.


Dance Lessons -
Five Sundays in a row, October 21 thru November 18

Moose Lodge - Click for Mapquest Map
1025 2nd St N
Stevens Point, WI

It's What You've Been Waiting For!!

Dance Lessons Begin October 21

Sunday Evenings at the Moose Family Center


Beginner Lessons - Rumba and East Coast Swing

Cost :    Members: $10.00 per lesson or $45 for all five lessons

               Non-Members:   $12.00 per lesson or $55 for all five.

Come early for the 6:30 - 7:00 open-floor practice sessions.

October    21              7:00 - 8:00 PM          Rumba

October    28              7:00 - 8:00 PM          Rumba

November  4              7:00 - 8:00 PM          East Coast Swing

November 11                        7:00 - 8:00 PM          East Coast Swing

November 18                        7:00 - 8:00 PM          East Coast Swing



Intermediate Lessons - Advanced East Coast Swing

Cost :    Members:  $10.00 per lesson       Non-Members:  $12.00 per lesson

October    21              5:30 - 6:30 PM         

October    28              5:30 - 6:30 PM

November  4              5:30 - 6:30 PM

Plan to stay for the 6:30 - 7:00 open-floor practice sessions.



Review & Practice of Advanced Patterns Taught in 2017-18

(For 2017-18  Intermediate Dance Lesson Participants)

Cost :    Members:  $10.00 per lesson       Non-Members:  $12.00 per lesson

By popular demand, the final two Intermediate Lessons will be a Review and Practice of the more complex Waltz, Foxtrot and Cha-Cha dance moves taught during the last dance year.

November 11                        5:30 - 6:30 PM

November 18                        5:30 - 6:30 PM



Contact: Questions? Contact Mary Readel (715-446-2728)

Book Club Member Meeting, Discussion, and Desert -
Friday, November 4 , 2018
8:00 p.m.

TBD - Click for Mapquest Map

WI 54481

The dine out before the discussion will be at TBD in Stevens Point (see separate listing).
The book will be ""The Underground Railroad"" by Rebecca Skloot. Discussion Leader: TBD

Host - TBD, co-host TBD

Next Book: TDB


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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