Steppin’ Out calendar of events
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Through June 30, 2017
Kids can stop by the Marathon County Public Library to “tinker” with some common household objects this summer. From June 1-30, MCPL’s Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee, will offer a Tinker Toy-inspired box of recyclable materials that will spark kids’ imaginations and allow them to build their own creations. Craft sticks, paper cups, cardboard tubes, clothespins and more will be offered. Stop in any time the library is open to participate. Call 715-693-2144 for more info.
Through Aug. 27, 2017
Family friendly Water Walker Ski show, every Sunday June 4 through Aug. 27, 6 p.m. south DC Everest Park, 1800 S. 3rd Ave., Wausau. Shows are free, donations are appreciated, a concession stand is available and raffles are held. Bring a chair to sit on. For more information call Sue at 715-409-9276 or log onto www.cwwaterwalkers.com or www.facebook.com/cwwaterwalkers.
Through Aug. 24, 2017
Family friendly Water Walker Ski show, every Thursday June 8 through Aug. 24. 6:30 p.m. south Bay Beach Park, 4480 Park Road, Mosinee. Shows are free, donations are appreciated, a concession stand is available and raffles are held. Bring a chair to sit on. For more information call Sue at 715-409-9276 or log onto www.cwwaterwalkers.com or www.facebook.com/cwwaterwalkers.
June 27, 2017
Join the Marathon County Public Library for its monthly Needle Arts at the Library program on June 27 from 3-6 p.m. at the Rothschild Branch, 211 N. Grand Ave., Wausau. Knitters, quilters, crocheters and other needle arts enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels can work on their own projects while socializing and sharing ideas. Please bring your own supplies. For more info, call 715-359-6208.
The Marathon County Public Library will celebrate June Dairy Month with a visit from the newly-crowned Alice in Dairyland, Crystal Siemers-Peterman, on June 27 from 10-11 a.m. at its Spencer Branch, 105 S. Park St., Spencer. Siemers-Peterman will talk to the public about farming and the dairy industry, as well as bring along some fun and interactive activities for kids to participate in. Free, with all supplies provided. Call 715-659-3996 for more info.
June 29, 2017
Join the Marathon County Public Library for a free screening of the 2017 film adaptation of William P. Young’s best-selling novel The Shack on June 29 from 5:30-8 p.m. at its Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. After the abduction and presumed death of his daughter, Mack Phillips (Sam Worthington) receives a mysterious letter from God asking him to visit The Shack where his daughter may have been murdered. What he finds there changes his life forever. Rated PG-13 and also starring Octavia Spencer and Tim McGraw. Free and open to the public. Call 715-261-7230 for more info.
July 3-31, 2017
Kids who love Minecraft will want to visit the Marathon County Public Library in July to make a variety of 3D Minecraft objects. MCPL will offer its Minecraft-themed July Building Extravaganza from July 3-31 at its Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. Throughout the month, kids will have the chance to make their own pixelated, Minecraft-themed creations using construction paper and printed pixelated strips. All supplies will be provided. Families can stop in any time that the library is open to participate. Call 715-693-2144 for more info.
July 3-28, 2017
Stop in to the Marathon County Public Library’s Spencer Branch any time it is open to make a different crafts throughout the month of July! Beginning July 3, a different craft project will be offered each week through July 28. Patrons can visit the branch, located at 105 S. Park St., Spencer, to make a craft any time the library is open. All supplies provided. For more info, call 715-659-3996.
July 4, 2017
Family friendly Celebrate America Water Walker Ski show, July 4, 5 p.m., River’s Edge Campground/Bullheads Bar and Grill, 3368 Campsite Dr., Stevens Point. The show is free, donations are appreciated, raffles are held and food and beverages are available onsite. Bring a chair to sit on. For more information call Sue at 715-409-9276 or log onto www.cwwaterwalkers.com orwww.facebook.com/cwwaterwalkers.
July 6, 2017
Visit the Marathon County Public Library to see the film adaptation of the best-selling book The Finest Hours on July 6 from 6-8 p.m. at the MCPL Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. This 2016 film, starring Chris Pine and Casey Affleck, details the 1952 rescue attempt by a Coast Guard team to save a crew from an oil tanker that split in half off the east Coast. Rated PG-13, with a running time of 117 minutes. Call 715-261-7230 for more info.
July 8, 2017
Family friendly Water Walker Ski show, July 8, 6 p.m., Mayflower Lake Resort/Fish Crib Bar, N812 Cty. Rd. D, Birnamwood. The show is free, donations are appreciated, raffles are held and food and beverages are available onsite. Bring a chair to sit on. For more information call Sue at 715-409-9276 or log onto www.cwwaterwalkers.com or www.facebook.com/cwwaterwalkers.
July 15-16, 2017
Our Savior’s 42nd Annual PolishFest will be held Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16, at the Mosinee Rec Center, 701 11th St. in Mosinee. Free admission. Food, music and dancing, kids games, huge rummage sale. Win a 4-wheeler or $4,000, plus lots of other prizes. For tickets call 715-693-2241. Schedule and details at www.osncc.com and click on “events.”
July 22, 2017
The Good News Project will present the 2017 Community Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, July 22, from 1–4 p.m. Teams start at the Good News Project warehouse, 1106 Fifth St., then follow clues as they race around town collecting items, photos and points for a chance to win. Choose to compete in the “Team” division (age 16+) or in the “Family” division (adults with kids). Teams must have a Smartphone (or tablet, iPod, etc. with app capabilities), Facebook access, and a vehicle to participate. Team registration is $60 before July 6 and $75 after. For more information about Good News Project and this event, visit www.goodnewswi.com or call 715-843-5985.