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CWN President's Letter -
August 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 for the Annual CWN Picnic Sunday August 5, 2018 and the one and only CWN Dance in August on Saturday August 25.
See the Dance Schedule in the Newsletter or online for the updated fall dance dates and a new venue -a lovely ballroom with a great wooden floor for one of our fall dances.
Meander through the Newsletter for all the other fun activities planned in August, including baseball, Kids From Wisconsin, biking, golf, dining, dancing, and more. Check out the September camping information.

Also see and "save the date" for a Labor Day Potluck and Bonfire Party near Waupaca.

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
August 25, 2018 -- Moose -- Bill Dickerson "The Hit Man" DJ

September 15, 2018 -- Moose Lodge
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

- Labor Day Party - September3, 2018 - see article in the August Newsletter or online
- Camping in Door County - September 7-9, 2018 - see article in the August Newsletter or online
- Book Club and Dine Out - September 14, 2018 - see article in the Augusts Newsletter or online

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

No biking on Tuesday July 3 as listed in the July Newsletter. See the "July 4th Event" for a biking event on July 4 in a different location.

(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 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, July 29, 2018

Glacier Woods Iola

The Mill

Joe Tylka

Fri, Aug 10, 2018

Apostle Highlands Bayfield


Kim Miller

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.

Annual Members Picnic -
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Gather at Noon, Pot Luck starts at 12:30 p.m.

DuBay Park Lodge - Click for Mapquest Map
4491 County Road E
Junction CIty WI 54443

For CWN Members and their Guests

Located Northwest of Stevens Point.
Access park from Old 10 (now known as CTH HH) to CTH E and go north on E
Access park from Hwy. 34 to CTH E, go east on E (E curves)

A scenic 18 minutes ride from downtown Stevens Point

What to Bring
1. Dish to pass
2. Beverages
3. Games
4. Items for water sports (it is a short walk to the water)
5. Let’s go Eco Friendly, bring your own non disposable glass, plate and silverware

Contact: Kathy at kabpth@charter.net or 715-544-0985 with questions

Swing Doctors Band @ Springville Sports Bar / Memories -
Thursday, August 9, 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

Rafters Baseball, Wisconsin Rapids -
Friday, August 10, 2018
6:00 p.m. dining, 7 p.m game

Witter Field - Click for Mapquest Map
521 Lincoln St
Wisconsin Rapids WI 54494

Rafters Baseball Game

Root for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafter Baseball Team on Friday, August 10 at 6:00 p.m. Please meet in front of entrance prior to purchasing tickets so we can get seating together. We will eat at the picnic area where food booths are available. Game time is at 7:00 p.m.

Contact: Laura Potter at 715-486-5008 or email gl.potter@hotmail.com by Wednesday August 8, please.

Kids From Wisconsin -
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
6:45 p.m. gather, 7:30 p.m. show

Sentry Theater - Click for Mapquest Map
1800 North Point Dr
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Celebrate 50 years of outstanding performance of music and dance by young people from throughout the state of Wisconsin.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors over 60 or youth under 18 , and $20 at the door.

Tickets are available online: tickets@uwsp.edu, by phone or e-mail or through Shulfer Sprinklers/ Landscaping/ Garden located 2430 Plover Rd, Plover, WI or by e-mailing liane.shulfer@shulfers.com, at the Associated Bank in Plover, Pioneer Bank in Plover, BMO Harris Bank in Plover and Stevens Point, and Community First Bank in Stevens Point.

Join hosts Carolyn Sauer and Tim McKnight. Call 715-544-0493 to let us know you will be joining us. Plan to meet by 6:45 p.m. in the theater lobby. Seats fill up fast.

Contact: Carolyn Sauer and Tim McKnight

CWN Board Meeting and Coffee -
Tentative, Tuesday, August 28, 2018
6:00 p.m.

Emy J's - Click for Mapquest Map

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

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.


Labor Day Pot Luck and Bon FIre -
Monday, September 3, 2018
5:30 p.m.

Sara's House - Click for Mapquest Map
N3657 County Road E
Waupaca, WI 54981

For CWN Members and their Guests

The Labor Day CWN potluck event is back on and will be held at Sara Bredesen's home in Waupaca. If the weather cooperates, we will start at 5:30 p.m. with an obstacle croquet tourney where the lowest scores at the end of the challenge course will play off for prizes. This is not your every-day croquet! If you have a set of croquet balls and mallets available to share, please mark your name on the equipment and bring it along. You might also want a lawn chair.
If the weather doesn't cooperate, there are decks of cards and board games. Nobody will get bored.
We plan to eat at about 7 p.m. Please bring a dish to pass for what promises to be another notable CWN potluck. Some liquid refreshments will be on hand, or you can BYO. There is also a very nice grill on the deck for those who like to play with fire. Eating utensils and plates will be provided.
Speaking of fire, for the diehards who are just having too darned much fun to go home (or are coming late), we'll light the backyard fire pit down by the pond and watch the stars come out. (Mosquito repellent and makings for s'mores provided!)
Sara's address is N3657 County Road E, Waupaca. If your GPS takes you south of town, turn around and head the other way through Waupaca. Her place is two miles north of the viaduct (or Neimuth's Steak and Chop Shop) on the way to Ogdensburg. Coming from the north, just watch for the fire numbers and don't get rear-ended on the curve.
Please RSVP to Sara at 715-360-7253 or stbrede@gmail.com.

Contact: Sara at 715-360-7253 or stbrede@gmail.com

Door County Campout -
Starts Friday, September 7 to Sunday 9, 2018

Peninsula State Park - Click for Mapquest Map
4020 Main St
Fish Creek WI 54212

Door County - Fall Campout

Peninsula State Park

September 7-9


Our CWN fall campout will be at Peninsula State Park, in Fish Creek, on the Door Peninsula. This year our sites will be located in Tennison Bay. We have four campsites each of which can be shared by up to six people.  PLEASE NOTE: Each site (355,357,359) can accommodate only one camper trailer; so the first three with trailers who register and pay will get one of those sites. We are allowed multiple tents, but others with camper trailers will have to pay for their own campsites nearby in Peninsula State Park.


No camping experience is needed. If you don’t have a tent or equipment, we will match you up with someone who does. Four group meals are provided. These include: Friday’s evening meal (Everyone bring chili for our famous chili dump!), Saturday’s breakfast and dinner, (lunch is on your own) and Sunday’s breakfast. Coffee, juice, and water will be provided. If you wish, bring any additional beverages for yourself. State park stickers are required on each vehicle. This fee is your responsibility.


Cost: $40.00 for members. $45.00 for non-members. Members who are not camping with us are welcome to join us for meals. To help defray expenses we ask that you pay $20 to cover all four of our group meals. To hold a spot, please send your check for $40 (member) $45 (non-member) or $20 for meals only,  and the registration form to our CWN Treasurer Dave Stepanik, PO Box 752, Stevens Point, WI 54481. Questions, call Mary Readel at 715-446-2728.


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Door County - Fall Campout

Peninsula State Park

September 7-9


Deadline: September 3rd (As soon as possible or sooner!)

Make your check out to CWN - $40 members, $45 nonmembers, $20 members meals only.


Phone ____________________________________


Camping with_______________________________

Plan to arrive at (day/time)____________________

I will bring ____Tent ____ Pop Up ____ Small RV ____ Just Me!



Contact: Mary Readel at 715-446-2728.

Book Club Member Meeting, Discussion, and Desert -
Friday, September 14 , 2018
8:00 p.m.

TBD - Click for Mapquest Map

The Book CLub will meet again staring September 14, 2018. The dine out before the discussion will be at Michele's in Stevens Point.
The book will be "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot


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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