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Motivating Central Wisconsin to live healthier, more active lives by producing and promoting challenging aerobic activities and recreational resources that encourage active lifestyles.

What is your favorite way to be active? Get out and get moving in Portage County, Wisconsin. Explore the wonderful ways to stay moving and healthy on foot or bike in the Central Wisconsin region. Register and train for an upcoming event with family and friends, or just explore the trails and routes for fun.

Being active helps reduce the risks of heart disease, diabetes, stress-related issues and other health problems stemming from being sedentary. Find fun ways to reduce your risk, and participate in local health and fitness events, like Walk Wisconsin.

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Active Portage County News
Upcoming Events
June 02, 2018
Walk Wisconsin

Held annually the first Saturday in June each year, Walk Wisconsin is the premier walking event in the Midwest! This is a non-competitive event, encouraging walkers of all ages and ability levels. The full, 1/2 and 1/4 marathon events utilize the scenic Green Circle Trail which passes the Wisconsin River, Plover River, several lakes, and unique ecosystems. The trail base for all routes include a combination of wood chips, crushed granite, road surface and wood boardwalk.

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June 02, 2018
Family Day at Camp Glacier Hollow & Free Pancake Breakfast

Thinking about signing up for Summer Camp? Registered already and have questions? Want to meet our key leadership staff or support our camp scholarship fund? Attend this FREE Open House! Whether you are a seasoned camper or new to Glacier Hollow, come join us for a Family Day and FREE Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, June 2 from 9:00am-12:30pm

Breakfast begins at 9:00 a.m. Camp tours will be available from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., along with canoeing, kayaking, archery, and hiking.
Pre-register for breakfast by Friday, June 1.

Contact the YMCA Front Desk at 715-342-2980 to reserve your spot!

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June 03, 2018
Walk for Wags

Schedule of Events
Dogs and their owners are invited to participate in WALK FOR WAGS.
 10:30 a.m. — Registration for walkers and their dogs
 11:00 a.m. — 1.5-mile walk begins
  12:30 p.m. — Pet fashion and costume contest
 Kids games
 Win great prizes and baskets with raffle tickets and games
 Vendors will display pet products and services
 HSPC logo wear to purchase
 Walk held rain or shine
 Walk with or without a pet!
  Dogs must be on a leash and current on vaccinations
  Food and beverages available for purchase or included
if registered for the walk

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June 04, 2018
Y SPLASH: Free Water Saftety Course for Kids

The Stevens Point Area YMCA is offering Y Splash: A FREE water safety course the week of June 4-7. This course will cover beach, boating, and pool safety skills.
For swimmers ages 3-5, classes will be 30 minutes in length
For swimmers ages 6-12, classes will be 40 minutes in length

Classes begin for both age groups at 4:15, 5:00, or 5:45 p.m.
Children attend a one-day session, offered Monday-Thursday, June 4-7, 2018

The goal of the Y Splash: Water Safety program is to educate kids on being safe in and around water. This is especially important during the warm, summer months, when kids are more frequently exposed to pools, lakes, and beaches. This course provides kids with water awareness and safety skills, and gives parents additional confidence in how their kids behave around water. Registration is required in advance.

Registration is free and open to the public. To sign up call 715-342-2980 or visit the YMCA Front Desk .

In Observance of National Water Safety Month: Less than half of Americans can swim and thousands drown annually. Let's teach kids to be safe around water.

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June 05, 2018
Artha Yoga Studios Weekly Yoga Classes

Artha Yoga Studios, at 9784 County Road K, Amherst, WI
We built to enhance your yoga experience. Practice in the barn studio, that is uniquely built and designed with a southwestern feel. Enjoy the large windows which look out over trees and fields, bringing in the cool summer breeze and sunny winter light.
Fun yet challenging, flow-style class combines postures in sequences. Cultivate overall stamina, strength, and flexibility while gaining focus and peace of mind. It also includes, breathing techniques, meditation, relaxation, and Yogic philosophy. The Ultimate Yoga experience.

Marguerite Ramlow teaches vinyasa flow style yoga, encouraging each student to work within their own limits while guiding them to find the joy of proper alignment and strength in each pose. Meditation and time for inner reflection are an important part of her teaching. She is the owner of Artha Yoga Studios, a division of Artha Sustainable Living Center and teaches several classes a week at the Splash Fitness Center in Waupaca and Artha Yoga Studios in Amherst, WI. She also teaches various Yoga and Meditation Workshops and Retreats.

Marguerite Ramlow is a Experienced E200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher and Yoga Alliance Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher. She has been teaching since 1998 and practicing yoga for over 30 years.

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June 07, 2018
2018 Salute Charity Golf Outing

Spend a day on a beautiful course while raising money for a great cause!
All proceeds raised by this event benefit the Fox Valley Veterans Council (FVVC). Our Support of the FVVC provides emergency basic needs assistance to local Veterans and their families (www.foxvalleyveteranscouncil.org). June 2nd REGISTRATION DEADLINE - Register now as space is limited to the first 144 golfers. On June 6th all registered participants will receive final day-of-event details

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June 07, 2018
Special Olympics Wisconsin State Summer Games

More than 1,300 athletes from around the state participate in soccer, athletics, and aquatics! The Summer Games display the triumphant attitude our athletes bring to competition at UW-Stevens Point over the course of two beautiful days.

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June 12, 2018
Kids Fishing Clinic

Learn Basic Fishing skills with Prime Water Anglers members.
For girls and boys currently in 4th, 5th or 6th grade in the 2017 school year.
Classes to be held at a local school (TBD) on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 5:30-8pm
Fishing with a prime Water Angler member will be Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 5-8pm leaving from Bukolt Park boat landing.
FREE, but a $5 check is required to hold each child's spot on the class limited to 40, check will be returned after student completes both days. Deadline for registration is May 30th, 2018
instructors are certified DNR instructors who are members of Prime Water Anglers Club.
Each student will learn, casting, fish cleaning, knot tying and fish identification as well as prizes to win.
Contact Jeff Rauto at 715-345-0219 or Dennis Church 715-340-6830

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June 15, 2018
Ice Hawks Golf Outing

Our summer golf outing is officially ready to go! You do not need to be Tiger Woods to play. It is for fun and most importantly, it helps us raise money for our organization. Come joins us! Cost is $75 per person includes round of golf, hole events, & meal. There will also be raffle baskets!! Cost for meal only is $10! 

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June 16, 2018
Yoga On Tap

Yoga On Tap at Central Waters:
Come for yoga and Nama-stay for beer! Hop on your mat & tap into the fun & focus of yoga. Start with an all levels class designed to encourage breath, balance, & lots of smiles. Finish with a cold brew shared with your pals and new yogi friends! Cost is $15 & includes a beverage after class. Please bring a yoga mat. SPACE IS LIMITED SO YOU MUST RSVP to save your spot. Pay at the door the day of the event.

We will also be donating $1 from each registration to Evergreen Community Initiatives. ECI is a local program made up of volunteers whose main goal is to help people in our community. They offer assistance to the less fortunate with programs like The Place of Peace & The Warming Center. Central Waters is also matching our $1!

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June 19, 2018
Annual Spirit of Wisconsin Golf Outing

Enjoy a complete program of speical events, 18 holes of golf (including cart), complimentary range balls, lunch, three drink tickets, $10 gift card from the pro shop, unique hole raffle opportunities, and an exciting Fly-In dinner.

    Putting challenge on the practice green
    Hole flag events
    Special hole raffle prizes
    Special raffle opportunities during dinner
    Awards to top 2 finishing teams

This event will raise funds to support the Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation which is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring seniors and United States military veterans.  The Foundation’s mission is to “Give Back to Those Who Have Given” by honoring and providing Dream Flights in a Boeing Stearman biplane, the same aircraft used to train military aviators in the 1940’s.  Funds raised from this event will go towards purchasing a plane, named “Spirit of Wisconsin” to be based is Stevens Point, WI to better serve the state of Wisconsin and central United States.      


Schedule of Events:

    Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.
    Golf range opens at 11:30 a.m.
    Box lunch provided prior to golf
    Shotgun golf start at 1:00 p.m.
    Fly-In Dinner and awards start at 6:30 p.m.


The cost for this event is $150 per golfer. This price includes 18 holes of golf (including cart), complimentary range balls, lunch, three drink tickets, $10 gift card from the pro shop, unique hole raffle opportunities, and an exciting awards banquet.  The cost for dinner for non-golfers is $40.


There will be an awards presentation and dinner directly after golf at the magnificent Grand Ball Room at the SentryWorld facility.


Collared shirts are required on the course and no denim is allowed.  No steel spikes are allowed on the course.

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June 23, 2018
North Central Cycling for Tomorrow

Out-and-back from Central Waters Brewing, Amherst, WI

· FREE bike tour, with 4 distances to choose from:

Start time 10:30 am: 15, 25, & 36-mile routes (see map)

Start time 11:00 am: 5-mile family ride, including a segment of the Tomorrow River State Trail (see map)

· Post-ride: enjoy a free brew, chance to win Central Waters and biking gear, “Conservation Chats” with easement landowners, and lunch at Chef C’s Munchie Mobile

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June 30, 2018
Annual Horseshoe Tournament at Riverfront Rendezvous

The Stevens Point Horseshoe Club will be hosting its 3rd annual horseshoe tournament at Mead Park during the Riverfront Rendezvous festival.
Singles Play will be held Saturday June 30th, while doubles play will take place on Sunday July 1st.
Deadline to sign up is June 24th.
Food/Bev will be available on site
Bring a lawn chair.
Horseshoes will be provided for those that need them.
Questions or would like to register Contact Fred Lane
Call/Text - 715-347-2507 or Email: fred-lane@live.com

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July 04, 2018
Stevens Point Running of the Flag

Stevens Point Running of the Flag is hosting 4th annual 5k Walk/Run Pet Friendly event on Wednesday, July 4th 2018. All proceeds raised during this event are donated to Portage County Veterans Relief Fund. In 2017, we were graciously able to donate $4525.00 to this fund. Come dressed in your favorite Patriotic outfit and remember to carry your Flag. Spectators Welcome , there will be raffle tickets sold for baskets donated by Businesses. Register early to Guarantee a shirt. Thank you for your support.

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July 06, 2018
Junction City Picnic

Community-wide event featuring softball and horseshoe tournament, great food and drinks, live bands on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with a parade on Sunday at 11:00 am. Fireworks will be Saturday night at dusk.  For more information visit their Facebook page or website.

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July 08, 2018

We are excited to offer a camp that focuses on growing and improving your specific position in Volleyball! We believe that the best players are “generalized specialists” - players who are good at all skills but are also great at one or two skills. This camp is designed to teach players entering 8th - 12th.

Setters, hitters, and liberos will get individualized instruction by position.
Position training sessions will utilize technology for immediate video feedback.
Campers will also have the opportunity to work together to practice their new skills.
Setters and hitters—come together and you can work on your connection!
Campers will participate in classroom sessions with specific lessons and visual teaching tools.
Setters: Learn and train setting techniques and tactics, practice the leadership skills that are essential to be a successful, winning setter

Outside/Rightside/Middle: Learn and train attacking, passing, and blocking techniques, practice shots and attacking tendencies that will improve your hitting percentage

Libero/Defensive Specialist: Learn and train serve receive, defense, and ball control techniques (with focus on the premier skill of reading)

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July 10, 2018

Commuter Camp for players entering grades 7th - 12th
"Choose your session-style camp" including defense, hitting or setting at the Pointers Volleyball Academy! The camp offers maximum repetitions and daily competition formats.

Volleyball Academy will focus on multi-skill drills and strategies to develop a well-rounded player.
Campers will have the option to participate in specific skill sessions throughout the camp.
This camp is designed to be competitive, fun, and personalized. Camper to coach ratio will be 8 to 1.
Campers will participate in classroom sessions with specific lessons and visual teaching tools.
This camp is designed to teach players of all ability levels.

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July 14, 2018
2018 Point Duathlon presented by Cellcom

Compete for the Cause! The Stevens Point Area YMCA will host the 2018 Point Duathlon presented by Cellcom to benefit the YMCA's chronic disease programing. This race, formerly the United Way's Run Bike Unite, consists of a 2 mile run through UWSP campus, 16.5 mile bike on scenic country roads north of Stevens Point, followed by another 2 mile run through beautiful Schmeeckle Reserve. Test your athleticism individually or as part of a relay team. The race begins at the Allen Center on UWSP campus.

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July 16, 2018

Extend your Pointer Pups experience with a two-day summer camp! Camp will focus on developing all volleyball skills. Proper technique will be emphasized and demonstrated by camp coaches, and campers will be able to improve their skills through participation in competitions and game-like drills.

Campers will be divided into groups based on age and skill level. Beginners and experienced players are welcome! Summer Pointer Pups is designed to be more personalized; camper to coach ratio will be 8 to 1.

Our camp staff cares about helping our Pointer Pups become better volleyball players, but we will focus just as much on developing our Pointer Pups into better people and teammates.

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July 16, 2018
UWSP Men's Basketball Youth Day Camp

UWSP Men's Basketball is hosting our annual Youth Day Camp for 3rd-6th grade boys starting July 16th-July 19th. Our staff and players will teach campers the fundamentals of basketball. Campers will get to participate in drills and games, and even interact with current UWSP players! Our day camp offers two sessions: one in the morning from 8:30 am- 11:30 am and an afternoon session from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. You can sign up for either morning OR afternoon OR All Day! Lunch will be provided for all day campers. We would love to work with your sons this summer and teach them the great game of basketball!

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