Weekend Events August 26 -28, 2016

Thursday, August 25th 

Art Adventure Mixed Media Retreat BEGINS at Shake Rag Alley

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Friday, August 26th 

Art Adventure Mixed Media Retreat continues

                        7:00 p.m. Mineral Point Varsity Football Game v.s. Dodgeville                                         During halftime, the MP Girl’s Varsity Basketball Team will be presented with the WIAA Sportsmanship Award. Also, new inductees to the MP Football Hall of Fame will be honored.

7:30 p.m. Mini-Mekons will be performing at the Mineral Point Opera House

8:00 p.m. Live music performed by the Driftless Beggars at Gray Dog Deli

Saturday, August 27th

Art Adventure Mixed Media Retreat continues

8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m 2016 Antique Power Show at the Iowa County Fairgrounds

8:30 – 11:00 a.m. Mineral Point Farmers Market at Water Tower Park

Sunday, August 28th 

Art Adventure Mixed Media Retreat continues

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Antique Power Show at the Iowa County Fairgrounds continues

Ongoing Activities Throughout this Weekend and Beyond

Tour the 1868 Gundry House at Orchard Lawn, Friday through Sunday 1-5 pm.

Tour the Mineral Point Railroad Museum in Wisconsin’s oldest surviving railroad depot. Thursday-Saturday 10-4, Sunday noon-4.

Tour Pendarvis – one of only a dozen designated Wisconsin Historical Sites in the State
Daily 10-5 pm.

Take a class at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts. If classes are already full, tour the grounds and see what’s happening there.

Enjoy your visit to Mineral Point!

One of “Wisconsin’s most charming small towns to visit” – Orbitz 

One of “nine historic villages in Wisconsin that will transport you into a different time” – Only in Your State 

One of the “10 most underrated towns in Wisconsin” – Wausau Daily Herald

One of the “ten most beautiful towns in Wisconsin” – The Culture Trip

 “Where art and history are really the point“ – The Chicago Tribune

One of “America’s coolest small towns“ Budget Travel

One of the “10 most British towns in America“ – the BBC

One of “5 Midwestern small towns to visit now“ Fodor’s

Click here to explore the unique and historic lodging options for Mineral Point visitors.

 – Contributed by Lisa Hay and Makenzie Wells

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Weekend Events – August 18-21, 2016

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Mineral Point, WI looks quiet now, but over the next few days, the streets will be filled with bargain shoppers for the City-Wide Garage Sale.

In addition, on Friday night, as part of a preview of the Driftless Film Festival the locally-filmed movie Halfway will be shown at the Opera House.

Here’s the line-up of weekend activities, with links.

Thursday, August 18th

City Wide Garage Sale starts – Click HERE for the Map

4:00 Fresh Bread for sale at Popolo Pizzeria

7:00 Knit Night at The Pear

Friday, August 19th

City Wide Garage Sale continues – MAP

12:00 – 2:00 Fresh Cheese Curd available for sale at Hooks Cheese

7:30 p.m. Halfway Movie will be screened as a Preview of the Driftless Film Festival at the Mineral Point Opera House.  Click here to read Eve Studnicka’s interview with the director Ben Caird.  Ben will be on hand to take questions Friday night after the screening.

8:00 p.m. Live music performed by Shekinah King at Gray Dog Deli

Saturday, August 20th 

City Wide Garage Sale continues – MAP

8:30 – 11:00 a.m. Mineral Point Farmers Market at Water Tower Park

Don’t forget to buy your favorite street signs this weekend only at the market. (Read Street Sign Sale.) Signs start at $25. Cash and check only! Be sure to get there early to get your favorites!

Sunday, August 21st 

Ongoing Activities Throughout this Weekend and Beyond

Tour the 1868 Gundry House at Orchard Lawn, Friday through Sunday 1-5 pm.

Tour the Mineral Point Railroad Museum in Wisconsin’s oldest surviving railroad depot. Thursday-Saturday 10-4, Sunday noon-4.

Tour Pendarvis – one of only a dozen designated Wisconsin Historical Sites in the State
Daily 10-5 pm.

Take a class at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts. If classes are already full, tour the grounds and see what’s happening there.

Enjoy your visit to Mineral Point!

One of “Wisconsin’s most charming small towns to visit” – Orbitz 

One of “nine historic villages in Wisconsin that will transport you into a different time” – Only in Your State 

One of the “10 most underrated towns in Wisconsin” – Wausau Daily Herald

One of the “ten most beautiful towns in Wisconsin” – The Culture Trip

 “Where art and history are really the point“ – The Chicago Tribune

One of “America’s coolest small towns“ Budget Travel

One of the “10 most British towns in America“ – the BBC

One of “5 Midwestern small towns to visit now“ Fodor’s

Click here to explore the unique and historic lodging options for Mineral Point visitors.

 – Contributed by Lisa Hay and Makenzie Wells

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Mineral Point Street Signs Sale

Now you can own a piece of Mineral Point history. Show your pride in your street – or the street you grew up on – or a street that holds a special place in your heart. As you have undoubtedly noticed,  the black & white signs have been replaced by new blue signs to bring the City up to state code requirements. The Chamber of Commerce is selling the old signs at the Market on Saturday, August 20. 8:30 -11 a.m.

Not all street names are available and some are in limited supply, so get there early for your best chance at finding the one(s) you want. These make great gifts (Christmas is coming.) Know someone just a little homesick for Mineral Point? This could be the perfect way to say we miss you too. Are you looking for a little something unique to hang in a special place in your house? Here you go. How about garden art? A DIY project is just waiting to happen. Let the creative juices flow.

The signs will be priced according to style and availability. Single sided signs will start at $25 up to full intersection signs that will be priced accordingly. We cannot accept pre-sales or reservations, so mark your calendars now and be at the Market early or send someone who can do the looking for you. Cash or checks only please. Future sales (if we don’t sell out) will be announced later.

Thanks to Roland Sardeson for collecting and organizing this fundraiser for the Chamber of Commerce.

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Weekend Events – August 12-14

This is one of those jam-packed weekends in Mineral Point.  Artists are painting all over town as part of Paint the Point, the Dairyland Dare comes through, and there are all sorts of musical performances on tap.

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Friday, August 12th

Paint the Point continues

5:30 p.m. Wisconsin High School Regional Rodeo begins at the Iowa County Fairgrounds

                        6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Jammin’ on the Porch featuring Better Daze                                  at Orchard Lawn (Gundry House)

7:30  p.m. Larry Busch Band performs at the Mineral Point Opera House

8:00 p.m. Live music performed by Carla Pustina at Gray Dog Deli

Saturday, August 13

8:30 – 11:00 a.m. Mineral Point Farmers Market at Water Tower Park

Wisconsin High School Regional Rodeo continues at the Iowa County Fairgrounds

Paint the Point continues with a Quick Paint in the morning, with displays to follow at the Green Lantern Studio (261 High St)

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Show & Sale: View and purchase completed paintings at these locations:

The Old Bank Building (203 High St)

Gray Dog Deli (215 High St)

Green Lantern Studios (261 High St)

                  2 p.m. Fossil Roadshow at the Trinity Episcopal Church, Lower Level                     Bring your found fossils or interesting stones, for identification and discussion!

5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Fish Boil at the Hope Lutheran Church (555 Commerce St)

Sunday, August 14th 

Wisconsin High School Regional Rodeo continues at the Iowa County Fairgrounds

Ongoing Activities Throughout this Weekend and Beyond

Tour the 1868 Gundry House at Orchard Lawn, Friday through Sunday 1-5 pm.

Tour the Mineral Point Railroad Museum in Wisconsin’s oldest surviving railroad depot. Thursday-Saturday 10-4, Sunday noon-4.

Tour Pendarvis – one of only a dozen designated Wisconsin Historical Sites in the State
Daily 10-5 pm.

Take a class at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts. If classes are already full, tour the grounds and see what’s happening there.

Enjoy your visit to Mineral Point!

One of “Wisconsin’s most charming small towns to visit” – Orbitz 

One of “nine historic villages in Wisconsin that will transport you into a different time” – Only in Your State 

One of the “10 most underrated towns in Wisconsin” – Wausau Daily Herald

One of the “ten most beautiful towns in Wisconsin” – The Culture Trip

 “Where art and history are really the point“ – The Chicago Tribune

One of “America’s coolest small towns“ Budget Travel

One of the “10 most British towns in America“ – the BBC

One of “5 Midwestern small towns to visit now“ Fodor’s

Click here to explore the unique and historic lodging options for Mineral Point visitors.

 – Contributed by Lisa Hay and Makenzie Wells

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Weekend Events – August 5-7, 2016

Friday, August 5th

12:00 p.m. Cradle of the American Haiku Festival starts on Friday the 5th with registration at noon and goes until Sunday the 7th. This festival consists of many events and haiku workshops. Most events take place at Foundry Books and Walker House. For more information contact Gayle Bull at info@foundrybooks.com or 608-987-4363.

8:00 p.m. Live music by High Street Revellers (Jim Brunett and Daniel Libby) at Gray Dog Deli

Saturday, August 6th

All Day- Cradle of the American Haiku Festival

8:30 – 11:00 a.m. Mineral Point Farmers Market at Water Tower Park

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10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. GALLERY NIGHT! Mineral Point’s galleries, shops, and restaurants stay open late and join forces to create Gallery Night! Although it is called “Gallery Night” galleries are open all day from 10 a.m-9 p.m. Here is a map of the participating galleries. Come on out and support local artists and shops. Some of the special features of this gallery night include:

  • 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Mud Stomp (stomping on cool clay on a hot summers day with bare feet) at The Mulberry Pottery.
  • 12-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Stephanie Tait author of a collection of 15 original fairy tails titled “Telling It to the Moon” is signing books at Wantoot.
  • 5-8 p.m. Art Opening Reception: Zoe Linn Jarvis’ “Gardens of Light” at Wantoot.
  • 5-9 p.m. Fran Demo from Queen Bee Acres will demonstrate how to make honey at The Pear and Salvage Home. Landscape artist Suzette Topper will also be there to discuss her paintings and cards.
  • 10 a.m. – 9 p.m Bruce Fortney is featured with new work at Brewery Pottery Studio.
  • 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Jan Johnson, Bruce Howdle and Ruth McGettigan all have new works featured at Howdle Studios.
  • 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. High Street Gallery reopens after months of renovations!
  • 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Longbranch Gallery’ showcases a great selection of new original paintings by Kenneth Koskela . Plus twork of several new artists including charming felted animal sculptures by Tamara Tsurkan and a special exhibit by Steve Swagerle “Back Room Politics”
  • 5:30-8:30 p.m. Live music by Shekinah King at Gray Dog Deli.

Sunday, August 7th

All day – Cradle of the American Haiku Festival

Ongoing Activities Throughout this Weekend and Beyond

Tour the 1868 Gundry House at Orchard Lawn, Friday through Sunday 1-5 pm.

Tour the Mineral Point Railroad Museum in Wisconsin’s oldest surviving railroad depot. Thursday-Saturday 10-4, Sunday noon-4.

Tour Pendarvis – one of only a dozen designated Wisconsin Historical Sites in the State
Daily 10-5 pm.

Take a class at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts. If classes are already full, tour the grounds and see what’s happening there.

Enjoy your visit to Mineral Point!

One of “Wisconsin’s most charming small towns to visit” – Orbitz 

One of “nine historic villages in Wisconsin that will transport you into a different time” – Only in Your State 

One of the “10 most underrated towns in Wisconsin” – Wausau Daily Herald

One of the “ten most beautiful towns in Wisconsin” – The Culture Trip

 “Where art and history are really the point“ – The Chicago Tribune

One of “America’s coolest small towns“ Budget Travel

One of the “10 most British towns in America“ – the BBC

One of “5 Midwestern small towns to visit now“ Fodor’s

Click here to explore the unique and historic lodging options for Mineral Point visitors.

 – Contributed by Josh Berg and Makenzie Wells

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