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Welcome

Here's to an active future in Portage County

To our supporters,

Active Portage County (APC), the organization that created activities like Walk Wisconsin, the Hard Rocks Hike, Moon Walk Wisconsin and many other events is disbanding. The pandemic and the loss of several key volunteers has had an effect, and we must admit that those tents, tables, and five-gallon water jugs have become a heavy load for our committee members. This does not mean, however, that our mission to keep central Wisconsin moving will end. Wellness-minded individuals and organizations from the community who supported Active Portage County's mission throughout the years will continue the legacy Active Portage County built. Active Portage County will live on and support the health and wellness of our community through the established Happy Trails fund at the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin. Please consider donating to the fund to help support future efforts.

We are hoping another organization that shares our goals will take over some of our events, and in the interim, we encourage you to watch StevensPointArea.com for activities and events in the area that will keep us running, paddling, cycling, and walking.

Thank you for your participation with APC over the past 17 years. Our work was only possible because of our participants, volunteers, and sponsors. We sincerely hope that our efforts have helped you live a healthier and more productive life.

We look forward to meeting you on the trails.

Active Portage County

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Upcoming Events
October 02, 2022
Polka Dance at Rookies & Banquet Hull

Bring your dancing shoes and come out to Rookies Sports Pub, formerly known as the well known "BlueTop" and enjoy an afternoon full of great polka music!

(Photo from Chad Przybylski and His Polka Rhythms' Facebook page)

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January 03, 2023
Yoga at Lincoln Center

Certified instructor Renee Cathryn (Kinney) has designed the Lincoln Center's yoga program for all body types and experience levels. During the class, she leads students through a series of seated warm-up exercises building up to more vigorous standing and floor postures. Renee provides chair and seated alternatives for participants unable to do ground postures. This class also includes meditation. Tuition for yoga at Lincoln Center is $66 for 6 classes or $12 for walk-ins looking to try it out first. Pre-registration is required.

Photo by Conscious Design on Unsplash

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January 04, 2023
Flow Yoga
Embrace the flow of life. This vinyasa class will guide you to build strength, balance and flexibility as you synchronize your breath with movement. Center your mind and experience vibes of renewal in a lovely spa setting.
Photo from the Wellness Spa
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January 05, 2023
Yin Yang Yoga with Lara Olson
Join Lara Olson for this creative class that combines yin with gentle flowing yang poses. This class will give you a little bit of everything: spaciousness in body and mind, connecting with your individual energy and nurturing your whole being through yummy flowy movements and longer-held passive stretches. Expect to get lots of options so you can tailor the practice to your needs.
Class size limited. Contact Lara directly to sign up for class. Drop-in participation is also available, pay at time of class. Workshops are on a pre-pay, non-refundable registration basis.
Photo by Anupam Mahapatra on Unsplash
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January 06, 2023
Full Moon Guided Snowshoe/Hike

Using your own gear or borrow some from us for free, come dressed for the weather and tag along with a guide on the trails to see the Mead in all its wintery beauty. If you prefer to trek off on your own, that is okay too. Event pending snow. Photo by Aaron Huber on Unsplash

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January 07, 2023
Open Snowshoeing

Experience the wildlife area led by their curiosity. Educational materials and equipment can be taken on loan for free from the Visitor Center to use at the Mead. Come grab a pair of snowshoes or bring your own and experience the Mead as a winter wonderland. Event pending snow. Photo by Aaron Huber on Unsplash

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January 09, 2023
Sacred Soul Ritual

This weekly class offering is the self-care you need to start the week off right! Through guided meditation, ritual, journaling, music, and sharing, you’ll be led to connect inwardly and nourish your soul. This is a time to set aside worries, lists, and obligations while giving yourself time and space to reset. Escape to this sacred space to let go, feel, create, and belong so you can strengthen your intuition and connect with ancestral wisdom through ritual and sacred practice. No experience in meditation needed and all spiritual and gender expressions welcome. Come as you are!

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January 10, 2023
Boys & Girls Club Soccer

For ages 1st-6th grade, get active with the Boys and Girls Club of Portage County and their soccer sports league every Tuesday and Thursday from 5-6 pm. Registration opens on December 20th and begins on January 10th, 2023 through March 16th, 2023. 

Photo by Adrià Crehuet Cano on Unsplash

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February 05, 2023
Self-Care Sunday Nights

Join Ashley Schroder from the Garden and reset and restore yourself with a low-impact Sunday evening to set your intentions and steer your upcoming week on the right path.

Self-Care Sunday Nights begin at 7 p.m. with yoga to rebuild your mobility to provide a healing release, foster proactive recovery, and cultivate a sense of calm and relaxation. Please bring a yoga mat.

At 7:30 p.m. we will do guided journaling exercises and prompts to check in and build up your inner wellness routine. Please bring a journal. 

Drop-ins are welcome. Drop in and pay at the class or sign-up ahead of time by paying here. The cost is $5 for each 30-minute session. 

Photo by Sixten Miles Out on Unsplash

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February 07, 2023
Public Skate

Skate rentals are available - $4 child/adult. Admission $4 - Stevens Point Resident / $5 Non-Residents. Season passes available. Ice-skating birthday parties - $150. More details on website at stevenspoint.com/skate. Public skating dates and times are subject to change without notice. To confirm dates and times, please call 715-346-1531.

Photo by weston m on Unsplash

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February 09, 2023
Kids Yoga with Ana Marie

Bring your kids to the museum for yoga with Ana Marie! Class will be held in the museum's party room and is included with paid admission or museum membership. Yoga mats are not needed, class is suitable for kids ages 4-10! Ana Marie will be teaching Kids Yoga once per month through May! Registration not required.

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February 10, 2023
Couples Massage Class

Deborah Adams, owner of The Wellness Spa, is offering her 17th Annual Couples Massage Class! Learn basic massage techniques for the back, arms and face in this hands-on workshop. Wear comfortable clothing – all supplies provided, including take home Massage Oil gift.

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February 11, 2023
Open Snowshoeing

Grab a pair of snowshoes or bring your own and experience the Mead as a winter wonderland. Educational materials and equipment can be taken on loan for free from the Visitor Center to use at the Mead. Event pending snow. Photo by Aaron Huber on Unsplash

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February 11, 2023
Open Senior Snowshoeing

This casual-paced event is fun, good exercise, brings you to places where you can see nature in a new way, all while sharing with friends or meeting new ones. Free gear is provided if needed. Event pending snow. Photo by Aaron Huber on Unsplash

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February 13, 2023
Meditative Painting Class

Treat yourself to deep relaxation while having fun and creating art! Rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit with our 1.5 hour Meditative Painting Classes. Learn how painting can be relaxing, fun, easy, inspiring and more, with this drop-in style class. Each session, Jeralyn will guide you through a meditation and sound bath (using beautiful crystal singing bowls!) followed by a guided painting prompt. No experience is necessary! Anyone can paint! Come see how Jeralyn's unique creative method combines meditation, life coaching, personal transformation, and art, into an approach that makes every class, one you won't ever forget! Every session will have a different theme. 

*Please bring a journal and something to write with

*You are also invited to bring a pillow or something to rest your head on during the sound bath

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February 25, 2023
Seed Share- Hosted by Farmshed's Growing Collective

Farmshed's Growing Collective is hosting a Seed Swap! This event, which is free & open to the public, will start with a gardening presentation followed by a seed share of any type of garden seeds (vegetable, flowers, native plants, etc)- with many organic, heirloom and unique varieties available.

The event will take place in the Pinery Room at the Portage County Public Library.


You do not need to bring seeds to participate (there are 100's of seed packets to give away!) but if you would like to bring some to swap please follow these instructions:
Bring seeds in a packet (type of packet is your choice) labeled with at least type, variety, year and source. For example: Sweet Pepper, Carmen, 2020, Fedco. Include as much optional info as you like. A copy of the original seed packet is great too! Please be prepared to leave the seeds you brought.


A limited number of seed bags for you to collect and take seeds home will be available but please bring your own if you are able.
This is also a great event to attend if you are interested in learning more about the Growing Collective or becoming a member.

 

Photo by Joshua Lanzarini on Unsplash

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February 28, 2023
Mid-State Technical College - Stevens Point Blood Drive

Mid-State Technical College - Stevens Point Blood Drive
1001 Centerpoint Drive Stevens Point, WI 54481
Tuesday, February 28
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Sponsored by Mid-State students of the Medical Assistant Club of Stevens Point
To schedule your lifesaving donation, visit donate.communityblood.org/donor. Log in, click "Donate Now" & search for sponsor code OT167.

For scheduling assistance reach out to Jennifer Klicka at (715) 342-3108.

Photo by Obi - @pixel7propix on Unsplash

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March 10, 2023
Aspirus Stevens Point Hospital Blood Drive

Aspirus Stevens Point Hospital Blood Drive
Blood drive is now located back at the hospital.
900 Illinois Avenue Stevens Point, WI 54481
Friday, March 10
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
To schedule your donation, please call (800) 280-4102. You may also visit communityblood.org/donor. Log in, click "Donate Now" and search for sponsor code OT49. We kindly request you register in advance. Thank you!

Photo by Obi - @pixel7propix on Unsplash

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March 11, 2023
Adapted Ice Skating

Midstate Independent Living Choices (MILC) in partnership with the K.B. Willett Ice Arena are proud to offer the 2nd annual adapted ice skating event.
This is a FREE event but pre-registration is recommended and is open to any individual with a disability, their family and/or caregivers. Last year we had great attendance and would love to see more attend this year.

Photo by Karl Hörnfeldt on Unsplash

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March 18, 2023
Beginners Yoga
Find your flow + grow with this special yoga class designed for beginners!
Learn key breath techniques to create fluidity in your movement and peace and connection within. Break down basic postures and build confidence and familiarity with sequences. Perfect for individuals new to yoga, pregnant women, or anyone looking to reinforce the foundation of their practice.
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