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Welsh Festival of Songs set at church Aug. 10

Three Lakes Union Congregational United Church of Christ will present a Welsh Festival of Sacred Songs, also know as the Gymanfa Ganu, Sunday, Aug. 10, at 6 p.m. The program will take place in the sanctuary of the church located at 6993 Forest St.

Rev. Joseph Corbin of First Presbyterian Church of Reedsburg will direct this event and Lori Hunter and Merilyn Penn will provide organ and piano accompaniment.

The Gymanfa Ganu is an interdenominational gathering of people who enjoy singing traditional hymns. This was a custom established by the Welsh in their homeland and brought to America by Welsh pioneers.

The Gymanfa Ganu is an outgrowth of the Welsh’s love for music,

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:02 PM
 
Women’s club to hold bring-a-friend meeting

The Three Lakes Women’s Club will meet Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Three Lakes Center for the Arts.

Those attending the special bring-a-friend meeting should meet at the theater at 1 p.m. to watch the movie “Philomena” staring Judi Dench. The movie is free of charge and refreshments may be purchased at the concession stand.

“How about coming to town one, two or three hours early?

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:02 PM
 
Center for Arts to host NASA?theater event

The Three Lakes Center for the Arts will host the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Earth Science Electronic Theater as it is set to present “Looking at Earth From Space: An Evening of Visualtions of the Planet we call Home” by Dr. Fritz Hasler.

Hasler, NASA emeritus research scientist at the Goddard Space Flight Center, will present the program Friday, Aug. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the center.

The event is free, but seating is limited and there is no reserved seating.

The NASA Earth Science Electronic Theater

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:01 PM
 
Planning performances
The Three Lakes School/Community Arts Association (TLSCAA) has been busy planning for its 2014-’15 season. This year the TLSCAA will bring several performances to Three Lakes, including “Vince: The Life and Times of Vince Lombardi,” “Horseshoes and Hand Grenades,” “Sweet Dreams” and “Honky Tonks and the Moeller Duo.” Taking part in a recent planning meeting were, from left, Mary Meier, Mary Ann McCloskey, Pam Cira and Monica Godfread; back row, Catherine Marshall, Vicki Reuling, Bob Peterman, Dianna Blicharz and Jan Hintz. For information, call (715) 546-8306.   —Contributed Photo
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:01 PM
 
Oneida Health Department offers program for pregnant smokers

The Oneida County Public Health Department is now offering a free program to pregnant women in Oneida County to assist them with quitting tobacco smoking.

“It is no secret that breaking an addiction to nicotine is extremely difficult, especially when adding the stress of a pregnancy or a new baby to the house,” said Dawn Klink, Oneida County’s public health nurse and coordinator of the First Breath Program.

State and local health officials are working to help the 23%?

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 2:00 PM
 
Demmer sets Smokey Bear event

The Edward U. Demmer Memorial Library in Three Lakes will welcome the public to a free program on Smokey Bear Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the library.

The program will be presented by Catherine Koele, a wildfire prevention specialist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. She will discuss the history of the real Smokey Bear. The program will also include information about fire prevention.

For more information, visit the library at 6961 W. School St., demmerlibrary.­org, or call (715) 546-3391.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 1:58 PM
 
Living history
The Three Lakes Historical Society recently held a Living History Encounter Day. In addition to touring the museum, attendees learned about life in the past by attending interpretive sessions where the museum staff and docents, in period dress, portrayed historical figures. Museum Assistant Lorraine Krajewski (above) portrayed Mabel Patt Campbell Grove conducting a class in the one-room schoolhouse. 	—Photo By Jan Hintz
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:20 PM
 
Open house planned at Demmer as Director Janet Dixon departs

Edward U. Demmer Memorial Library in Three Lakes will welcome the public to express appreciation for current Library Director Janet Dixon and to meet the newly appointed library director,  Erica Brewster, Wednesday, Aug. 6.

“Dixon has done an exemplary job over the last five and one-half years, providing superior library services to the Three Lakes community,” said Vicki Reuling, president of the Demmer board of trustees. “In addition, she has been instrumental in developing the plan which will provide the facilities and services to patrons for decades to come.”

She led the planning process to determine space needs for

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:20 PM
 
Car, boat show slated at Petroleum Museum

The Three Lakes Car and Boat Show will be held this Saturday, Aug. 2, starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Petroleum Museum on Highway 45 just north of Three Lakes.

Event organizer Ed Jacobsen said he expects this year’s show to be the biggest one yet.

“After seven years of continued growth, this year’s show will have the added attraction of classic boats as well as a greatly expanded category lineup for cars and trucks,” he said. “The show has been attracting entrants from Minocqua, Rhinelander, Wausau and Iron River,

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:20 PM
 
Concert, potluck set at Cy Williams Park Aug. 5

The final performance in the 2014 Three Lakes Historical Society’s Concert in the Park series featuring Bret & Frisk will be held Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. at Cy Williams Park.

Prior to the concert, there will be a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. Those attending the concert are welcome to participate and no reservations are required. Attendees should take along a dish to pass.

Attendees also may take picnic supplies such as lawn chairs, plates, eating and serving utensils, tablecloths and drinks.

The summer concert season will close on

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:19 PM
 
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