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CWN President's Letter -
December 2018

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Stevens Point, WI

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

Bringing Singles Together

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“Single and looking for something to do?”.

Concerts, Bands, Thursday Socials, Dancing, Book Club, Dine-outs, Packer Viewing Pot Luck, Pre-Party before the December 15th Dance and top it all off with the New Year's Eve Celebration and Dance December 31 at the Moose. You will be busy. Say yes to adventure.

Read the Newsletter for the details and info about other fun events, and a preview of some of the 2019 dance dates.

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

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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 - 2019 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
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


Tentative dance dates so far for 2019, additional dates are being developed and venues may change

January 19, 2019 - Moose Lodge

February 2, 2019 - Location TBD

March 16, 2019 - Moose Lodge

April 13, 2019 - Moose Lodge

May 11, 2019 - Moose Lodge

... ... Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - New Year's Eve - Moose


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

- - January 1, 2019 -- New Year's Day Hike and Dinner - Stevens Point
- January 25-27, 2019 -- Winter Get Away Weekend - condos in Minocqua

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

Weekly Social Hour at the Charcoal Grill sponsored by AFS -
Every Thursday
5:30 p.m

Charcoal Grill - Click for Mapquest 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.

More info or changes to the regular schedule can be found at



Dine Out at the Amber Grill -
Saturday, December 1, 2018
5:30 p.m.

Amber Grill - Click for Mapquest Map
1001 Amber Ave
Stevens Point Wi 54482

Dine Out at the Amber Grill before the CWSO Concert.

Contact: Reservations - Joe Tylka at joetylka@yahoo.com or call 715-321-2999 by Thursday November 29

Symphony and Dine Out -
Saturday, December 1, 2018
7:30 p.m.

Sentry's Theater @1800 - Click for Mapquest Map
1800 North Point Dr
Stevens Point WI 54481

An evening of beautiful Christmas music and dine out. The deadline for CWN tickets has past, but as of 11/26/2018 at 1:30pm there were still tickets available from the box office to obtain on your own

On Saturday, December 1 the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra will be presenting their annual Christmas concert. Always a holiday favorite, the show starts at 7:30 at the Sentry Theater, 1800 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, WI 54481

In celebration of the CWSO's 70th anniversary, Cantus will present a program of holiday arrangements with the CWSO. Also featured will be the winner of the annual Betty Frost Jenkins Young Artist Concerto Competition.

The concert will be preceded by a dine out at 5:30 at the Amber Grill (Holiday Inn) on Hwy 10 East in Stevens Point. See separate listing.

Ticket cost is $30.33 for Seniors or $39.81, Adult. If interested please contact Joe Tylka at joetylka@yahoo.com or call 715-321-2999 as soon as possible but by November 16 as tickets typically sell out early. Checks made out to CWN can be mailed to Joe Tylka, 4591 DuBay Drive, Mosinee, WI 54455.

Contact: joetylka@yahoo.com or call 715-321-2999

$5 Movie Night -
Tuesday, December 4, 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 December 4. 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 Carolyn 715-544-0493

Contact: Carolyn 715-544-0493

Swing City Dance Band -
Tuesday, December 4, 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 Michael's in Wausau -
Friday, December 7, 2018
6:00 p.m.

Michael's Supper Club - Click for Mapquest Map
2901 Rib Mountain Dr
Wausau WI

Dine out at Michael's in Wausau before the Book Club.

Contact: Al - Reservations: 715-571-5439 or ahlavach@charter.net by Wednesday December 5

Book Club Member Meeting, Discussion, and Desert -
Friday, December 7 , 2018
8:00 p.m.

AL Hlavachek's Home - Click for Mapquest Map
3702 Kingbird Ave
Wausau WI 54401

There will be a dine out before the discussion at Michael's - see separate listing.
Co-Host: Joe Tylka
Book Selection: The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
Discussion Leader: Open
Next Book: The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah
CWN members and their guests welcomed.

Contact: Al - Reservations: 715-571-5439 or ahlavach@charter.net by Wednesday December 5

River Cities Holiday Celebration -
Friday, December 7, 2018
8:00 p.m.

Memories at Springville Bar and Grill - Click for Mapquest Map
2811 Plover Springs Dr
Plover WI 54467

River Cities Jazz will play a Holiday Celebration at Memories Ballroom in Plover.

This wonderful 18 member band plays wonderful tunes from 8 – 10 p.m. for your listening and dancing pleasure - absolutely free. Don’t miss it.

Contact: Barb Towey 715-341-1825

Swing Doctors Band @ Springville Sports Bar / Memories -
Thursday, December 13, 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

Christmas Dance Pre-Party -
Saturday, December 15, 2018
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Mary Mertinke's Home - Click for Mapquest Map
3403 Sunbird Lane
Wausau WI 54401

Come and enjoy some fellowship before our Christmas Dance. Spend time with new and old friends.

Pulled pork sandwiches and Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Bring along your favorite Hors d’oeuvre to share.

Contact: Mary Mertinke
Please RSVP by December 14 to 715-393-4057 Landline or 715-582-2692 Cell Phone or mmertinke@gmail.com

Potluck and Packer Game Viewing -
Sunday, December 16, 2018
11:30 a.m.

Phil Czlapinski's Home - Click for Mapquest Map
5449 Canary Dr
Plover, WI 54467


When: Sunday, Dec. 16
Where: 5449 Canary Drive, Plover
What: Packers vs Bears Game and Potluck
Time: Currently game is scheduled for Noon, pre game at 11:30. However due to NFL flexible scheduling the game could be subject to a new start time, so be aware of any change in the start time.
Hosted by: Phil Czlapinski
This is the first event Phil is hosting for CWN. He has graciously offered to make pulled pork sandwiches and have bottled water on hand.
What to bring: your own beverage and a dish to pass, and a Christmas-wrapped white elephant "gift" for the gift exchange. Pregame at 11:30
Current NFL Schedule time for kickoff at noon
Potluck at half time-ish
White Elephant Gift Exchange after the game
What to do now: RSVP if you plan to attend and let Phil know what your dish to pass is
RSVP: Philip.czlapinski@yahoo.com or call 715-544-4726
The Active Fun Singles membership has also been invited.

Phil hinted you might want to arrive a little early if you want to have a little tour of his home. Sounds like that could be worth the trip itself!

Contact: Phil

CWN Board Meeting and Coffee -
Tuesday, December 18, 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

New Year's Day Walk in the Woods, Drinks and Dine out -
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
3 p.m. - 4:15 p.m - 4:45 p.m.

Schmeekle Reserve - Click for Mapquest Map
2419 North Point Drive
Stevens Point WI

It’s Ti-i-i-i-ime! Time to RSVP for your place at the Hibachi table where your food is cooked right before your eyes!

4th Annual New Year’s Day Walk in the Woods and New Year’s Drink and Dine out. Come for one, two or all three parts of this popular annual event!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019
3:00pm 4:15pm 4:45pm

3:00pm - Where to meet for the walk:
Schmeekle Reserve Parking lot
2419 North Point Drive
Stevens Point, WI
Everyone interested in the walk meets in the parking lot at Schmeekle Reserve Visitor Center. From there we stroll through the woods and around the lake, approximately one mile on clear, packed trails. Beautiful walk, little to no wind. Walking at a pace conducive to conversations with fellow walkers. We usually stop and climb the stairs to the tree platform to take a group picture.

4:15pm - Where to meet for a drink and a chat:
Between the hike at Schmeekle and dinner at Tokyo Steak House several walkers and some non-walkers meet up at Pete’s Sports Bar located at 200 Division St., Stevens Point in the back of the building which also houses Olymipic Restaruant. Best parking is on the side of the building near Pete’s door.

4:45pm - Where to show up for the dinner:
Dinner reservations are at Tokyo Steak House, 1617 Academy Ave., Stevens Point NOTE: Restaurant doors open at 4:30pm

Okay, here is the catch.
We have reserved 2 hibachi tables at Tokyo Steak House.
Each table seats 8 comfortably. In previously years due to “walk ins” we managed to squeeze in 10 or so at each table. Sorry, but without your name on the reservation list this year you risk having to sit at a regular table, separate from the group. However, if enough people RSVP early we might be able to reserve a third hibachi table.
Moral of the story.
We fill up every year. Best to RSVP NOW. Contact Deb at debzura@att.net or 715-344-3402 Don’t miss out!

Great tradition to start the New Year with friends, laughter and FIRE!

Contact: Deb

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

Dance Lessons -
Early Spring 2019

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Stay tuned for information on the early spring 2019 dance lessons!

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

CWN Roving Golfers -

Every other Sunday afternoon - April through October weather permitting

Central Wisconsin Golf Courses - Click for Mapquest Map


Roving Golf has ended for the season. Hope to see you in April 2019 -- weather permitting! 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.





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

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 is over for the season. Join us again in May 2019. ..

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




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