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Welcome

Here's to an active future in Portage County

To our supporters,

Active Portage County (APC), the organization that created activities like Walk Wisconsin, the Hard Rocks Hike, Moon Walk Wisconsin and many other events is disbanding. The pandemic and the loss of several key volunteers has had an effect, and we must admit that those tents, tables, and five-gallon water jugs have become a heavy load for our committee members. This does not mean, however, that our mission to keep central Wisconsin moving will end. Wellness-minded individuals and organizations from the community who supported Active Portage County's mission throughout the years will continue the legacy Active Portage County built. Active Portage County will live on and support the health and wellness of our community through the established Happy Trails fund at the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin. Please consider donating to the fund to help support future efforts.

We are hoping another organization that shares our goals will take over some of our events, and in the interim, we encourage you to watch StevensPointArea.com for activities and events in the area that will keep us running, paddling, cycling, and walking.

Thank you for your participation with APC over the past 17 years. Our work was only possible because of our participants, volunteers, and sponsors. We sincerely hope that our efforts have helped you live a healthier and more productive life.

We look forward to meeting you on the trails.

Active Portage County

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Upcoming Events
September 06, 2022
Strong Bodies Exercise Class for Seniors

In partnership with FoodWIse Portage County, UW-Madison, Division of Extension, we are proud to offer the StrongBodies™ Program. StrongBodies™ is a national evidence-based community exercise program for midlife to older adults. The one-hour strength training program is held twice per week. You can join the class any time during a session. Pre-registration is required. The suggested donation for class materials is $30 unless indicated otherwise.

Photo by Yulissa Tagle on Unsplash

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September 15, 2022
Meditation & Mindful Flow Yoga

Just BE Meditation ~ FREE Class 5:30-6:00pm
It is easy to look outside ourselves for the answers we seek, but all the wisdom we will ever need is within us, if we are willing to be still and listen to our subtle inner voice. By utilizing yogic technology to quiet the mind and connect to our breath, with practice, meditation can open awareness, quiet chaos, improve sleep, and benefit overall health while learning to give ourselves permission to just BE. This class is intended for ages 12 and up, no prior experience needed. Can be taken prior to Mindful Flow yoga.

Mindful Flow Yoga ~ 6:00-7:00pm
Deepen your connection to your body and breath through mindful movement. This class will explore and use a combination of various asanas and practices to improve strength, increase flexibility, and enhance awareness. Please bring your own personal yoga mat, water bottle, and towel-all other equipment will be provided.

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October 02, 2022
Polka Dance at Rookies & Banquet Hull

Bring your dancing shoes and come out to Rookies Sports Pub, formerly known as the well known "BlueTop" and enjoy an afternoon full of great polka music!

(Photo from Chad Przybylski and His Polka Rhythms' Facebook page)

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October 05, 2022
Flow Yoga

Join Ana Marie Yoga at The Wellness Spa on Wednesdays from 6-6:45 p.m. This vinyasa class will guide you to build strength, balance and flexibility as you synchronize your breath with movement. Center your mind and experience vibes of renewal in a lovely spa setting. $10 drop-in classes/ $100 for 10 class package when paid in studio by cash or check. Transaction fees are added to online payments.

Photo by Dylan Gillis on Unsplash

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October 15, 2022
Yin Yang Yoga with Lara Olson
Join Lara Olson for this creative class that combines yin with gentle flowing yang poses. This class will give you a little bit of everything: spaciousness in body and mind, connecting with your individual energy and nurturing your whole being through yummy flowy movements and longer-held passive stretches. Expect to get lots of options so you can tailor the practice to your needs.
 
Class size limited. Contact Lara directly to sign up for class. Drop-in participation is also available, pay at time of class. Workshops are on a pre-pay, non-refundable registration basis. There is also a virtual class option. 
 
Photo by Anupam Mahapatra on Unsplash
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October 17, 2022
Sacred Soul Emotional Wellness Meditation & Ritual

Sacred Soul, an Emotional Wellness Meditation and Ritual offers the self-care you need to start the week off right. This is a time to set aside worries, lists, and obligations while giving yourself time and space to reset. Escape to this sacred space to let go, feel, create, and belong so you can strengthen your intuition and connect with ancestral wisdom through ritual and sacred practice. No experience in meditation is needed and all spiritual and gender expressions are welcome. Come as you are!

Cost is $15/class or save when you purchase 4 classes for $52. Call the spa at (715) 341-3333 to reserve your spot. No class on October 31.

Photo by Benjamin Child on Unsplash

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November 06, 2022
Self-Care Sunday Nights

Join Ashley Schroder from the Garden and reset and restore yourself with a low-impact Sunday evening to set your intentions and steer your upcoming week on the right path.

Self-Care Sunday Nights begin at 6 p.m. with yoga to rebuild your mobility to provide a healing release, foster proactive recovery, and cultivate a sense of calm and relaxation. Please bring a yoga mat.

At 6:30 p.m. we will do guided journaling exercises and prompts to check in and build up your inner wellness routine. Please bring a journal. 

Drop-ins are welcome. Drop in and pay at the class or sign-up ahead of time by paying here. The cost is $5 for each 30-minute session. 

Photo by Sixten Miles Out on Unsplash

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November 09, 2022
Healthy Living with Chronic Pain

Healthy Living with Chronic Pain is a workshop that meets for two and a half hours a week for six weeks to help people learn strategies to manage their pain. People who’ve taken the program have experienced better health, increased energy levels, less pain and dependence on others, improved mental health, and greater involvement in everyday activities. In a small group setting, this workshop is led by two trained facilitators.

Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash

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November 15, 2022
Artha Yoga Studios Winter I Session

Join Artha Yoga Studios for their 8-week winter yoga session. Vinyasa Flow will be held in person on Wednesdays, and online Tuesday-Thursday. No classes will be held November 22, 23, 24, December 27,28,29, and January 12, 17 and 18.

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November 26, 2022
Skate for Good

Bring in a non-perishable food item(s) to K.B. Willet Arena on Saturday, November 26 and receive free admission to skate from noon-2 p.m.! Items collected will be donated to Operation Bootstrap.

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November 29, 2022
Boys & Girls Club Basketball

For ages 4th-6th grade, get active with the Boys and Girls Club of Portage County and their basketball sports league every Tuesday and Thursday from 5-6 pm. Registration opens on November 8th and begins on November 29th through December 22nd. 

Photo by Joel Muniz on Unsplash

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December 03, 2022
Global Fat Bike Day
Come out and ride fat bikes on the mountain bike trails at Standing Rocks Park (hopefully snow covered and groomed). Everyone is invited to get together and join in the fun!
 
Trail pass required. Use link below to purchase passes.
https://reservations.co.portage.wi.us/.../trail.../purchase/
 
Event Schedule:
11:15 am Group photo.
11:30 am Group rides roll out for all skill levels.
1:00 pm Food, fire & fun!
 
What is Global Fat-bike Day?
On December 3rd, 2022, people from all over the globe, will get out for a ride on their fat-bikes! They’ll go for a solo cruise or maybe make plans to gather their fat-bike amigos, for a group ride! Don’t forget your camera, because part of the Global Fat-Bike Day celebration will include sharing your experience, through photos and video! Use the hashtag #GFBD2022
 
Photo by Tim Foster on Unsplash
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December 11, 2022
Yoga 4 Paws
 
Your $30 donation to The Humane Society of Portage County includes a Yoga 4 Paws t-shirt and the event yoga class held Sunday, December 11, 2022.
 
Register online by December 4 to guarantee a t-shirt printed in your size.
 
Help make the 9th Annual Yoga 4 Paws our best year yet! 100% of proceeds benefit HSPC!!
 
Photo by Justine Farnworth on Unsplash
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December 18, 2022
Skate with Santa

Skate with Santa at K.B. Willet Ice Arena on Sunday, December 18 from 12-2 p.m. 

Photo by Weston M on Unsplash

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December 26, 2022
Winter Break Extended Public Skate

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Skate every day of winter break at K.B. Willett Ice Arena

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January 10, 2023
Boys & Girls Club Soccer

For ages 1st-6th grade, get active with the Boys and Girls Club of Portage County and their soccer sports league every Tuesday and Thursday from 5-6 pm. Registration opens on December 20th and begins on January 10th, 2023 through March 16th, 2023. 

Photo by Adrià Crehuet Cano on Unsplash

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January 21, 2023
The Wellness Pursuit

We started The Wellness Pursuit based on the idea that people are interested in undertaking a journey from the outside world to their inner nature. Our retreats are located in Central Wisconsin to best serve our community. The events occur over the course of the day and include speakers, movement, meditation, food, prizes and more!

More info is available as the events get closer, keep an eye on our social media for event details.

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March 28, 2023
Boys & Girls Club volleyball

For ages 3rd-6th grade, get active with the Boys and Girls Club of Portage County and their volleyball sports league every Tuesday and Thursday from 5-6 pm. Registration opens on March 7th, 2023 and begins on March 28th, 2023 through May 25th, 2023.

Photo by Jacob Rice on Unsplash

 

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April 20, 2023
Jensen Community Center Youth Soccer Program

Youth Soccer Program.

Thursday Evenings and Saturday Mornings

Starting April 20th through Mid- May.

Sign up by March 15th.

Photo by Travel Nomades on Unsplash

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September 16, 2023
Stevens Point Brewery Pointoberfest and Blubber Run 5K

The Stevens Point Brewery is proud to announce the annual Pointoberfest and Blubber Run 5K. The run will begin at the brewery, Saturday afternoon at 3PM. Following the run, the Stevens Point Brewery Pointoberfest Celebration to benefit Pints for Prostates/Oktoberfest For a Cure will take place at Brewery Park from 4PM – 8PM. Festival participants will be able to sample Stevens Point Brewery products, listen to live music and enjoy German-themed foods. This is a ticketed event and all participants must be 21 year of age or older.

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