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  • No matter the weather, one of Eagle River’s biggest summer events, Artarama, will take place Saturday, July 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Riverside Park, behind the fairgrounds.
    A judged and juried show that attracts hundreds of applications, the 46th annual Artarama will present more than 90 exhibitors, food and music at Riverside Park.
    “Our No. 1 priority is choosing truly gifted artists, creators of unique works of art. Secondly, we strive for a balanced show offering many forms of art,” said Lori Hahn, Artarama chairwoman. “Oil and watercolor painting, pottery, sculptures, basket and
  • The fifth annual POPS Alive Concert will be held Thursday, July 12, at 7 p.m. at Prince of Peace (POP) Lutheran Church, located at 5030 Highway 70 W. in Eagle River. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

    POPS Alive is a community chorale event. This year’s theme is “Imagination!” 

    Music will include “A Million Dreams” from the movie “The Greatest Showman,” “The Mystery of Your Gift” by Josh Groban, surprise music from Kidz Alive! middle school youths, and more.

    This free concert is
  • Multigenerational fun run, bike ride takes place in Sayner
    SAYNER — More than 40 people, with as many as three generations in some families, took part in the first Plum Lake Family Bike/Run/Walk, a self-guided fun run and bike event July 6 in Sayner.
    The 3.5-mile route started at the Corner Store on Highway N and ended at the Plum Lake Golf Club, where the Plum Lake Association (PLA) hosted a brat and hot dog picnic and potluck for riders, runners, association members and their families. 
    “We hope to make this an annual community event for families and children,” said Muffy Pinney of Sayner, who organized the fun run. 
    “Thanks to all who came out and to the
  • Northwoods Share Ministry will sponsor its annual free Picnic in the Park Tuesday, July 17, at Riverside Park in Eagle River. 
    All are welcome to attend this fun community event which will start with children’s games at 4:30 p.m. and continue with food served from 5:30 until 7 p.m. Live music will also be provided. Hamburgers, brats, hot dogs, all the usual sides, and nonalcohol beverages will be served along with ice cream treats.
    Co-sponsors for this event are St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Parish, mBank and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8637. In case of rain, the event will be held at
  • The Warehouse Art Center in Eagle River has announced this week’s upcoming events: 

    • Wednesday, July 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. will be Cinema-Magic Movie night. This family-friendly event features free popcorn and Inspiration Bar will be open. Call the Warehouse for movie selection.

    • Thursday, July 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. will be Create and Be Happy Hour at the Inspiration Bar. Patrons will join artist Lisa Krueger to learn how to create abstract flowers and designs using alcohol ink. Cost is $35 per person and includes four tiles, two small pieces of Yupo paper, a small canvas and
  • Graceful Wakes ski clinic set this Friday
    Water sports should be for everyone.
    That’s exactly what now 17-year-old Grace Petzold feels. She says for every person, regardless of age, skill, ability or what’s been handed to them in life, water sports can be used as a strengthening, humbling and fun outdoor activity.
    Petzold’s attitude is contagious. As president and founder of Graceful Wakes Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization which helps adults and children with disabilities learn how to water-ski, this high school sophomore has been able to touch people’s lives in a way that only she can, and that is through
  • Johanna Axelrod’s plein air paintings will be on display in the gallery of the Three Lakes Center for the Arts for July. “Winslow Lake to Lake Superior” is the theme of the art exhibit. 

    Plein air is a French term which means “in the open air,” referring to paintings made outside. While plein air artists begin their paintings on location outdoors, some prefer to finish them indoors. “Inside or out, painting continues to inspire me,” said Axelrod. 

    Axelrod lives on Winslow Lake in Lakewood. “I grew up in Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota when you still had to stand in line to register for classes,” she said. After
  • The Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) 9 in Tomahawk will offer substitute teacher training Monday and Tuesday, July 30-31. 

    Individuals with an associate or bachelor’s degree who successfully complete this training will be eligible to apply for a substitute teacher permit.

    For more information, visit cesa9.org or call (715) 453-2141.
  • Amy and Adams to sing ’60s tribute
    Three Lakes Center for the Arts will host the harmonious vocals of Amy and Mark Adams-Weston — “Amy and Adams” — Friday, July 13, at 8 p.m.

    The Minnesota duo have made six albums of eclectic, folk, Tin Pan Alley and blue grass music with guitars, mandolins, keyboard and flute.

    The special show will feature a blend of originals and old favorites, “Amy and Adams meet The Beatles, The Beach Boys and the ’60s.”

    Tickets cost $15 for adults and $5 children younger than 12 and can be purchased at tlcfa.org, at the door or reserved at (715) 546-2299. 

    Beer, wine and concessions will also be available for purchase.
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