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  • Community garden plans open house, plein air painting
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017 11:19 AM
    Land O’ Lakes Arts (LOLA) and Land O’ Lakes Community Garden will host an afternoon of plein air painting Friday, Aug. 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. and a garden open house from 4 to 6 p.m. 
    Painters who wish to participate in the plein air painting should take painting materials and will find inspiration in the garden. The public is welcome to view painters at work, tour the garden, and join gardeners and painters for light refreshments served from 4 to 6 p.m. This is a free event sponsored by LOLA and 
  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 11:18 AM
    Land O’ Lakes Area Arts (LOLA) will hold a four-day watercolor workshop with guest artist Jane Barnard, Monday, Aug. 21 through Thursday, Aug. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., each day. 
    Using the four seasons as inspiration, Barnard will teach a variety of ways to paint loose watercolor landscapes. Each day, a different season will be used to explore classic watercolor techniques in new ways including wet-in-wet, dry brush, glazing, values and composition.   
    Examples from watercolorists like 
  • Art Impression winners announced
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017 11:17 AM
    Land O’ Lakes Arts (LOLA) has announced the winners of the recently held 34th annual Art Impressions art fair.
    Awards of Excellence went to Don Shunk of Walworth for his bird carvings; Heather Goldapski of Fond du Lac for her jewelry; and Jim and Suzanne Skuban of Bloomer for their mixed media sculptures.
    Merit Awards were presented to 
  • Library events
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017 11:16 AM
    Last Wednesday, children and mothers had fun during Land O’ Lakes Public Library’s continuing children’s events, held Wednesday mornings at 11 a.m. There were games in giant form to choose from on the front garden, including Connect Four, checkers, Yahtzee, Jenga, tic-tac-toe and Battleship. —Photo By Bob Hughes
  • Railroads and scholarships
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017 11:15 AM
    Northern Waters Museum held a double event last Thursday, hosted by Land O’ Lakes Historical Society. The historical society’s $2,000 scholarship award was given to Audrey Lindemann (left) by Barbara Nehring for her community work. Lindemann thanked the historical society and said she hopes to pursue a medical career. Don Williams also gave a presentation on his book, “Lumbering Towns on the Choate Branch of the Chicago-Northwestern Railroad 1887-1941,” about the railroad links that spread out among the sawmill towns in northern Wisconsin and upper Michigan. Williams’ talk brought in some comments from longtime Land O’ Lakes residents whose fathers and grandfathers were involved in the rail and lumber businesses. The book, although sold out, may go to a second printing. For more information, call Northern Waters Museum at (715) 547-6979. —Photo By Bob Hughes
  • Wacky fundraiser
    Tuesday, August 8, 2017 11:19 AM
    The Alley Lanes and Tavern recently raised $1,043 for the Frosty Snowmobile Club in Land O’ Lakes. Bowling lanes were candlelit, with participants taking part in wacky bowling styles, such as through the legs, through the partner’s legs and with the opposite hand. Food and beverages were served, and attendees took part in a raffle and 50-50 drawing. Donations were given by Land O’ Lakes Recreation Co., Gateway BP, Gateway Lodge, Pine Cone Cafe, Forget-Me-Not Floral, TJ Grizzlies, Brew’s Pub, Bent’s Camp, Black Oak Inn, General Beer, and the owners and staff of The Alley. —Photo By Bob Hughes
  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017 11:18 AM
    Adults 60 years old and older are welcome to explore creativity through collaborative art with Land O’ Lakes Arts (LOLA) and UW-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts students. This free event will take place Tuesday, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    The student artists are part of the UW-Milwaukee’s Student Artist in Residence program. Created by professor Anne Basting, recent recipient of the MacArthur Genius Award and funded by Bader Philanthropies, the program pairs art students with organizations serving older adults.
    The students provide intergenerational connection and engagement by holding creative workshops and events. 
    This collaborative event will take place 
  • Zombie Crawl
    Tuesday, August 1, 2017 11:28 AM
    Land O’ Lakes Arts (LOLA) was recently awarded a $10,000 Joint Effort Marketing Grant by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism to advertise and promote its Zombie Crawl. The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 28, in Land O’ Lakes. Participating in the presentation were, from left, LOLA board President Lynn Richie, state Rep. Rob Swearingen, LOLA marketing zombie Adrienne Jaeger, LOLA programming Director Wendy Powalisz, LOLA board zombie Mary Dickinson, LOLA board Vice President Barb Lemoine, and Department of Tourism Grant’s and Travel Green Wisconsin’s coordinator Heidi Schultz. —Contributed Photo
  • Church founder Warren remembered at program
    Tuesday, August 1, 2017 11:27 AM
    Land O’ Lakes residents, historical society members, along with family members of the late Rev. Claude Warren, turned out recently to listen to daughter Jean Warren speak about her father’s life Land O’ Lakes .
    Claude and Mary Warren are remembered in the town as early church founders. Claude kept excellent notes and journals about his missionary travels, and after his death, his family turned his journals into the book titled
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2017 11:26 AM
    NorthernWaters Museum in Land O’ Lakes will host a program on the Choate branch of the Chicago & North Western Railway Thursday, Aug. 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. 
    The program will include stories and information about the nine places that appear on existing maps of the railroad system.
    The presentation will be given by
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