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LOLA to offer digital camera class

Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Inc. (LOLA) recently announced that it has added some additional classes for August.

“Digital Cameras 101” is set for Friday, Aug. 9, from 1 to 2 p.m. LOLA’s summer intern Nina Fiorucci will give a general overview of digital camera operation, and instruc­tion on taking great photos.

The cost for adults and children age 12 and older will be $10.

Friday, Aug. 9, at 2 p.m. Fiorucci will present the free lecture,

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 5:23 PM
Treasures in the Yard sale set Aug. 3 in Land O’ Lakes

Simple Life Antiques and Uniques recently announced it will hold its annual Treasures in the Yard sale Saturday, Aug. 3, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with vendors setup in the store yard in downtown Land O’ Lakes.

“The popular ‘purse lady’ will be back to sell her designer purses, shoes, clothing and accessories,” said a yard sale organizer.

Other vendors will offer a variety of collectibles including vintage linens and kitchenware, baskets, blankets, rugs, jewelry, home decor and trash-to-treasure furniture, and more.

“A bargain tent will be filled with one-of-a-kind items,”

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 5:23 PM
Auto show
 Conover Volunteer Fire & Rescue and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) recently hosted the 12th annual Auto Show at the Conover Town Park. Trophys were awarded. The event also included food and raffles. All proceeds from this event will benefit fire and rescue and EMS.                                                       —Photo By Janet Garling
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 5:22 PM
Spay and neuter clinic to visit Conover Aug. 3

The Fix Is In, a low-cost spay and neuter clinic, recently announced it will be at the Conover Town Hall Saturday, Aug. 3.

Fees for cats start at $40, dogs at $85. There are no income requirements and pets do not stay overnight.

Included with the spay or neuter surgery is a free rabies vaccination, nail trim and ear cleaning, as needed.

Appointments are required and can be made

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 5:22 PM
Ride with Leinie Aug. 9-10 features bike rides, beer tasting

Wilderness Lakes Trails, Brew’s Pub, Forest Lake Country Store, Leinen­kugel’s and Miller Beer of the Northwoods have joined together to sponsor the family-friendly Ride with Leinie weekend Fri., Aug. 9, and Sat., Aug. 10.

The event features two days of biking and entertainment to benefit the continuing development of the Wilderness Lakes Trail system.

Friday, Aug. 9, two fat tire rides will be offered beginning at Brew’s Pub in downtown Land O’ Lakes.

The 12-mile and 24-mile rides will be held along newly

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 5:21 PM
Food donation
Over the past several months, Club 45 Sports Bar and Grill collected food to be donated to the food pantry in Land O’ Lakes.  A monetary donation was also made to purchase more food.  Volunteers, along with Club 45 Owner Jen Payne, helped drop off the donations at the food pantry. Pictured here are, from left, volunteers Kathy Hamann, Jessie Shauger and Virgil Shauger, Club 45 owner Jen Payne, John Lederer, Mary  Lederer and Russel Gilday.                        —Photo By Jill James
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 4:51 PM
LOLA slates watercolor class PDF Print E-mail

Land O’ Lakes Area Artisans Inc. (LOLA) will host Introduction to Watercolors classes Wednesday, July 31, and Sunday, Aug. 4, both from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Artist Wendy Powalisz will lead the classes. Participants will learn basic washes, brush strokes and techniques with the goal of successful painting with transparent watercolors.

All materials are supplied. The classes are for adults and children ages 12 and older. The cost for adults is $35, and $18 for children.

For more information, contact LOLA programming director Powalisz at (715) 547-3950.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 4:51 PM
Children's program
As part  of the Land O’ Lakes Public Library’s summer reading program, Tom Pease recently performed in front of the library. The event included  singing, dancing and learning. Pease sang original songs about reading and books, self-esteem, the environment, family stories, cultural diversity, peace, the joy of laughter and movement, and the most requested song, “The Bellybutton Song.” This program was sponsored by Conserve School of Land O’ Lakes. The Land O’ Lakes Library has a children’s program scheduled every Wednesday at 10 am through August.  —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 4:35 PM
Historical society schedules s’mores and storytelling event

The Land O’ Lakes Historical Society members  will present “S’mores and More, Storytelling by Local Guides,” a community family event, at the Land O’ Lakes NorthernWaters Museum garden, Sunday, July 28, from 6 to 8 p.m.

In case of rain, the alternate site will be the Land O’ Lakes park pavilion, located directly behind the museum area.

All s’mores ingredients will be provided, as well as sticks for roasting.

Participants are asked to take lawn chairs for sitting. All children must be

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 4:35 PM
Trout Creek to host picnic, class reunions

Trout Creek/Interior Township, Mich. will host a community picnic and reunion of the Trout Creek High School classes of 1962, ’63 and ’64 Saturday, Aug. 10.

In the event that construction work at the Abbott Fox Community Park is not completed, the potluck gathering will be held at the Trout Creek American Legion Hall.

The day’s events will begin with a flag raising at noon by members of American Legion Post No. 494.

Disc jockey music will provide entertainment. Crafters are invited

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 4:34 PM

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