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Sky Club Dine Out and River Cities Jazz -
Friday, October 11, 2019
5:30 p.m. dinner - Band starts 8:00 p.m

Sky Club - Click for Google Maps Map
2202 Post Road
Plover WI 54467

Friends, Come join your friends and make new ones this Friday in Plover. The River Cities Jazz band has shared their wonderful music with us for 20 years as a gift with no charge.

Round out your evening with a dinner at 5:30. Contact Barb Towey for questions and reservations by Thursday noon. 715-341-1825 or bjtowey@hotmail.com

Contact: Barb

CWN President's Letter -
October 2019

Published at - Click for Google Maps Map

Stevens Point, WI

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

Bringing Singles Together

Like CWN on Facebook

The Prez Says --

“Single and looking for something to do?”.

CWN is pleased to announce that Sara Bredesen has volunteered to serve on the CWN Board of Directors and assume the duties of Vice President. She was appointed by the President, and approved by the Board at their September 24 meeting. Welcome Sara!

The next CWN Dance is at the Moose on October 19, celebrating Halloween. Costumes are encouraged but not required. October also brings the start of five Sundays of Ballroom Dance Lessons. Check out the newsletter or web site for details of these and other events.

A scheduling note – the November 2 CWN Dance has been relocated to the Ashley Ballroom. (Our mutually beneficial financial agreement for dances at the Moose Family Center offers us a good rate on the facility, with the Moose having the option of bumping us if they get a chance for a lucrative wedding booking.)

Help Still Wanted (and needed)

We are looking for people interested in helping with the Social Committee, -- coordinating, sometimes sponsoring, and always communicating our events. We also need a Secretary, and additional Board members. Like many organizations, CWN also faces the challenges of keeping our club active and getting enough member participation. Please contact me or another Board member if you are interested or have other ideas.

CWN had 22 members who enjoyed the camping experience in Door County. OK, a few actually “motel camped” in town, but everyone benefited from the great weather for hiking, biking, discussions, theater, dining, and camp fires. We are planning a repeat in September 2020 for the Door Country camping experience. Also see the last page of the Newsletter for a “save the date” and “you might want to make your own camping reservations soon” for camping in early August 2020 at Fire Fly Lake near Boulder Junction.

September is CWN membership renewal month. Get your form in before the end of the month to save $5. Use the form included with the newsletter email or from the web site.

Enjoy the Fall, and say yes to adventure.

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 Google Maps 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, from our social committee , at debzura@att.net, 715-344-3402.

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

2019 CWN Dances - Full Schedule -
Dances are on Saturdays, except December 31

- Click for Google Maps Map

Stevens Point, WI

2019 CWN Dance Schedule


Moose Family Center - 1025 Second Street North, Stevens Point

Ashley Ballroom - 2297 County Rd X, Mosinee, WI 54455 - 14 minutes north of Stevens Point

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


Dance dates for 2019

January 19, 2019 - Moose

February 2, 2019 - Moose

March 16, 2019 - Moose - Saint Patrick's Celebration

April 13, 2019 - Moose

May 11, 2019 - Moose

June 22, 2019 - Ashley Ballroom

July 13, 2019 - Moose - DJ Bill "The Hit Man" Dickerson

August 24, 2019 - Ashley Ballroom - DJ Ed Klein

September 21, 2019 - Moose - DJ Ed Klein

October 19, 2019 - Moose - Halloween - Costumes encouraged but not required - DJ Ed Klein

November 2, 2019 - Moose Ashley - note change in location - DJ Ed Klein

December 14, 2019 - Moose - DJ Ed Klein

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - New Year's Eve - Moose
DJ Bill "The Hit Man" Dickerson
Special pricing for NYE -- 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 Google Maps Map
venues in and around
Stevens Point, WI 54481

January 24-26, 2020 -- Minoqcua Winter Getaway
August 7-9, 2020 -- Camping, kayak, biking at Firefly near Boulder Junction September 11-13, 2020 -- Camping in Door County

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

Weekly Social Hour for Singles at the Charcoal Grill -
Every Thursday
5:30 p.m

Charcoal Grill - Click for Google Maps Map
190 Crossroads Drive
Plover, WI

Let's meet at Charcoal Grill for laughter, food and drink!


Welcome! Please join us for laughter and camaraderie. We will be meeting at the tables in the northeast corner of the bar. Tell the restaurant host you are with "The Singles". We're typically there until 7:00. Bring your ideas for fun activities, and enjoy our Thursday night get-togethers.


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

To be determined - Click for Google Maps 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.

CWN Roving Golfers -

Every other Sunday afternoon - April through October weather permitting

Central Wisconsin Golf Courses - Click for Google Maps 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, May 26, 2019


Mikey's in Plover

Randy Smith

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Rib Mountain


Bill Olson

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Marshfield CC

@ Club House

Gail Lasecke

Sunday, June 30 , 2019

Ridges - Wis Rapids

Sportsmen's Bar

Lucie Cutler

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Wisconsin River

Rusty's Backwater

Mike Miller

Sunday, August 11 , 2019

Ridges in Wis Rapids


Nancy Hansen

Sunday, August 18 , 2019

Glacier Woods

Iron Grille

Kim Miller

Saturday, September 7 , 2019

Pensulia Park


Randy Smith

Saturday, October 3 , 2019

Pine Hills near Gresham

Pine Hills

Bill Olson

Sunday, October 10 , 2019

Indianhead Golf Course Mosinee


Joe Tylka

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

Bike the Green Circle Trails -
Every Wednesday, May 1 through September 25
5:00 p.m.

Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center - Click for Google Maps Map
2419 North Point Dr
Stevens Point WI 54481

CWN Wednesday Night Biking Time Change starting September 11

Due to loss of daylight, Wednesday night bikers should arrive at the Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center Parking Lot at 5:00 p.m. and be ready to depart at 5:15 p.m. It's been a great biking season. Bundle up and join us for the last few weeks!

Bike the Green Circle Trail -- Enjoy beautiful scenery, great exercise, and a chance to explore new routes with fellow bikers.

Wednesdays, May 1st through September 25th – Weather Permitting

Meet at 5:30 p.m.; Depart promptly at 5:45 p.m.

Location: Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center Parking Lot at 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point.
Speed and Distance: Pace is moderate (about 10 miles per hour) and distance is at least 10 miles.
Suggested items: Bike, water bottle, helmet, bright or reflective shirt/vest, bike lights and a sense of adventure!

Members and their guests welcomed.

Extend your evening: Some riders enjoy a beverage and/or meal together after the ride.

Contact: Mary Readel 715-446-2728 or mreadel3@gmail.com and Robin Tanke 715-423-5446 or danandrobin@solarus.net

Country Dance Lessons -
Sundays, September 22 and 29, 2019
4:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Moose Family Center - Click for Google Maps Map
1025 Second Street North
Stevens Point WI 54481

Mike and Deb Moe, Country Dance Instructors from Madison, will be guest instructors for two Sundays of CWN Country Two-Step Lessons. They report 27 years of experience and come highly recommended by one of our members! Lessons will follow our format of Beginner and Intermediate lessons. Choose your level by the amount of experience you have with ballroom and/or country dance and dance lessons.

4:00-5:00 Intermediate lesson
5:00-5:30 Mixer/practice dance for all levels. Variety of ballroom and country music played.
5:30-6:30 Beginner lesson

Place: Moose Family Center -1025 Second St. North, Stevens Point, WI

Cost for each lesson: $10 for members -- $12 for non-members

Dates: Sundays, September 22nd and 29th

Note: Fall Ballroom Lessons with Dale will begin in October. Look for details in the September Newsletter!

Contact: : Mary Readel mreadel3@gmail.com or 715-446-2728

Swing City Dance Band -
Tuesday, October 1 , 2019
7:30 P.M.

Wausua Elks Club - Click for Google Maps Map
414 Scott Street
Wausau WI


Free --- No cover charge

The 17-member Swing City Dance Band performs on the first Tuesday of each month (except June, July, August) 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.

Contact: Deb 715-344-3402

Dine Out with the Roving Golfers at Pine Hills -
Saturday, October 5, 2019
4:30 p.m.

Pine Hills Golf Course - Click for Google Maps Map
N9499 Pine Hills Drive
Gresham WI

Dine out with the Roving Golfers after they finish their round.

Contact: Bill Olson
Bill Olson by E-Mail olsonwh@gmail.com or phone 715-722-0093 by Oct 3rd

Dance Lessons -
Sundays starting October 6, 2019

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

Sunday CWN Fall 2019 Dance Lessons with Dale

Bolero for Intermediates & Foxtrot for Beginners

Instructors: Dale and his former competition partner, Jaclene Newell

Dates: October 6, 13, 20, 27 and November 3. An additional review session in November is likely.

Location: Family Moose Lodge, 1025 Second Street North , Stevens Point

4:00-5:00 p.m. Intermediate lesson - Bolero (First time for this dance-basics included)

5:00-5:30 p.m. Mixer/ practice session for all levels

5:30-6:30 p.m. Beginner lesson - Foxtrot

Note: Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your lesson time!!

Cost: Members: $10 per lesson or $45 for all 5 lessons

Cost: Non-members: $12 per lesson or $55 for all 5 lessons

Contact: Mary Readel 715-446-2728 or mreadel3@gmail.com

Swing Doctors Band @ Springville Sports Bar / Memories -
Thursday, October 10, 2019
7 to 9 p.m.

Springville Sports Bar/Memories - Click for Google Maps 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!

CWN – Where the Socializing Begins!

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


$5 Movie Night -
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
early evening

A movie theater in Stevens Point - Click for Google Maps Map

Stevens Point, WI 54481

Movie Night Out

Join Carolyn Sauer and Tim McKnight for an evening at the movies.
When: Tuesday, October 15
(Tuesday is $5 night.)
Place: One of the Steven Point cinemas
Time: To be determined by the interested parties.

Contact Carolyn in advance at 715-544-0493. Together we will decide which movie is of interest and what show time works best.

Contact: Carolyn 715-544-0493

Dine Out at PJ's @ SentryWorld -
Friday, October 18, 2019
5:30 p.m.

PJ's at SentryWorld - Click for Google Maps Map
601 Michigan Ave North
Stevens Point WI

We’ll begin with dinner at 5:30 at PJ’s SentryWorld Restaurant, 601 N Michigan Ave. Stevens Point. From there, theater patrons will proceed to the Studio Theater at UWSP for the 7:30 Production of “The Spitfire Grill”. See separate listing for the play. Attend either one or both.

Contact: Please RSVP to joetylka@yahoo.com by October 11 for dinner reservations.

The Spitfire Grill - Play at UWSP -
Friday, October 18, 2019
7:15 p.m. gather, 7:30 p.m. show

UWSP – Studio Theater, Noel Fine Arts Center - Click for Google Maps Map
1800 Portage Street
Stevens Point WI

Dine Out at PJ's and Theater @ UWSP – “The Spitfire Grill”

Join us Friday, October 18 for dinner, a play, or both!

We’ll begin with dinner at 5:30 at PJ’s SentryWorld Restaurant, 601 N Michigan Ave. Stevens Point. From there, we’ll proceed to the Studio Theater at UWSP for the 7:30 Production of “The Spitfire Grill”. We will meet just outside the theater.

"Say What Ya Want - Say What Ya Will - Somethin's Cookin' at the Spitfire Grill!" by James Valcq
Lyrics and Book by Fred Alley
Based on the Film by Lee David Zlotoff
Directed by Mark Hanson

A torn page from an old travel book sparks parolee Percy Talbot to journey to a small town in Wisconsin. There she finds a new life working at the Spitfire Grill. The folks in this depressed town have more to worry about than Percy's past, but fear and hesitancy turn to friendship when Percy schemes to revive the old grill by raffling it off. The entry fee is one hundred dollars, and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full, and things are definitely cookin' at the Spitfire Grill.

Seating will be limited and is not assigned so ticket purchase can be on your own. Tickets can be purchased on the UWSP Box Office website. Cost is $26 or $23 senior.

Hope to see you there!

Contact: Please RSVP to joetylka@yahoo.com by October 11 for dinner reservations.

CWN October 19 Halloween Dance -
Saturday, October 19, 2019
7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Moose Lodge - Click for Google Maps Map
1025 2nd Street N
Stevens Point WI 54481

CWN Dance

October 19, 2019 at the Moose with DJ Ed Klein

Celebrating Halloween - Costumes encouraged but not required.

Admission - $12 for CWN Members --- $15 for non-members


Corn Maze Walk and Dine Out -
Sunday, October 20, 2019
12:00 Noon

Feltz's Dairy Farm - Click for Google Maps Map
5796 Porter Dr
Plover WI

Fall walk and dine out

Enjoy the corn maze at Feltz’s dairy on Sunday, October 20. We will meet up at 12:00 noon at the farm on 5796 Porter Dr. Cost is $7.00 and the maze takes about 45-60 minutes to complete. Afterward, a late lunch at a location of the group’s choice with plenty of time to catch dance lessons at the Moose. For additional info and to confirm, please contact Joe Tylka at joetylka@yahoo.com by October 18.

Contact: Joe

CWN Board Meeting and Coffee -
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
6:00 p.m.

Emy J's - Click for Google Maps Map
1009 1st S
Stevens Point WI 54481

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

Dine Out at Meyer's Landing -
Friday, October 25, 2019
Dinner at 6:00 p.m.

Meyer's Landing - Click for Google Maps Map
1770 WI-34
Mosinee WI 54455

Dine-Out at Meyer’s Landing on Wisconsin Highway 34 before the Book Club.

Contact: Reservations: Mike Miller at 715-693-1650 or mgmiller.miller26@gmail.com by Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Book Club Member Meeting, Discussion, and Desert -
Friday, October 25, 2019
8:00 p.m.

Mike Miller Residence - Click for Google Maps Map
205030 Chickadee Lane
Mosinee WI 54455

Preceded by a dine out at Meyer’s Landing - See separate listing.

Discussion starts at 8:00 PM
Reservations: 715-693-1650 or mgmiller.miller26@gmail.com by Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Co-Hostess: Kathleen Daly
Book Selection: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
Discussion Leader: Mike Miler

Next Book: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger


The book for October will be Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, a memoir by J. D. Vance about the Appalachian values of his Kentucky family and their relation to the social problems of his hometown of Middletown, Ohio, where his mother's parents moved when they were young.


CWN members and their guests welcomed.

Contact: Mike Miller

Dining Options -

- Click for Google Maps Map

Dining Options available to Members ---

- every Thursday at the Charcoal Grill - see Weekly Social Hour
- some Sunday afternoons - see Golf
- at Springville Bar - see Social at Memories
- every Wednesday after biking - see Biking
- informal dine outs after dances
- official Dine Outs
- the Cruise
- CWN Annual Picnic


Downhill Skiing - Granite Peak - Wausau -
Wednesday nights starting in January 2020?
6:00 P.M. or come early to ski more

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

CWN is considering a possible 2020 skiing season.

Contact Al if you are interested in skiing starting up for 2020.

If you are planning to ski, you MUST reserve with Al ahead of time.

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.

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

Camping At Fire Fly Lake -
Friday, August 7, 2020

Fire Fly Lake Campground - Click for Google Maps Map
10269 County Hwy N
Boulder Junction WI 54512


After a very successful first-time camping weekend in the Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest this year (2019), those who took part asked to have it repeated but possibly with a few extras…like hot showers!

For 2020, save the weekend of Aug. 7-9 for another camp out. We will be going to Firefly Lake Campground where there are hot showers and running water at a central building and pit toilets/hand pumps if you choose. There are no electric hookups in any of the sites.


Firefly has both reservable and drop-in sites. Your hosts (Floyd and Sara) will be roughly near sites 269/270, if you want to find a place close to the action. Reservations through WI DNR can be made up to 11 months in advance of the camping start date at https://wisconsin.goingtocamp.com/. This campground usually has open sites, but it is popular in August, so think about reserving early for the best locations.

Contact: questions to: Sara at 715-360-7253 or stbrede@gmail.com or Floyd at 715-680-1304 or floydkayakk@frontier.com.




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