Weekend Events – July 22-23, 2016

Friday, July 22nd

8:00 p.m. Live music performed by Cupola ( Lily Bragge, Jesse Bauman and Gregory Merrick) at Gray Dog Deli.

Saturday, July 23rd

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

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12:00-4:00 p.m. 1st Annual Mineral Point Car Show at Soldiers Memorial Park. There will be many different antique, vintage, and interesting vehicles of all makes, models, and years to see. There will also be concessions and a beer tent available. Vehicle Registration begins at 8 a.m. Show Hours: Noon – 4 pm.

7:00 p.m. Magic Lantern Show. 114 Shake Rag Street- Pendarvis Historic Site. Relive the tales and exploits of famous Wisconsin Dells photographer H.H. Bennett through a period magic lantern show.  Just $5 for adults and $2.50 for children.

7:30 p.m. “People Brothers Band” perform live at the Opera House. They are an 8 piece Rhythm and Soul powerhouse from Madison’s vibrant music scene. Tickets $20.

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9:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Live music by the Driftless Beggars at Tequila Point

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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48 Hours In Mineral Point

FullSizeRender-2Thank you to Travel Wisconsin for posting this piece on how to spend 48 hours in Mineral Point.

Click here to check it out.

-Contributed by Lisa Hay

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Weekend Events – July 15-17, 2016

Here’s the lineup for this weekend in Mineral Point.

Friday, July 15th 

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Mound City Bank’s Steakfeed

8:00 p.m. Live music by Helen Aviakian and Dave Irwin at Gray Dog Deli

Saturday, July 16th

photo courtesy of the Mineral Point Opera House Facebook page

photo courtesy of the Mineral Point Opera House Facebook page

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

7:30 p.m. Johnny Rogers performs with the legendary guitar player Tommy Allsup at the Mineral Point Opera House. The show will cover a wide range of hits from Johnny Cash, Elvis, to Buddy Holly. Tickets: $20

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 – July 7-10, 2016

The Woodlanders Gathering and many more events are happening this weekend!

Here’s the line-up with links!

Thursday, July 7th

7 BoatRaceFinalsWebAll day-The 15th Midwest Woodlanders Gathering kicks off this Thursday at Shake Rag Alley. You can still register for one of their many workshops where you can create unique rustic and nature crafts! Some projects include building rustic tables and chairs made from twigs and branches, basket making, woodcarving, blacksmithing, wielding, and working with leather, fiber, and clay. Workshops are for beginners and experienced folks alike. Join nature lovers for an exciting weekend! It’s like “Summer camp for adults.”

Friday, July 8th

13350240_1361238780556543_296389582117495031_oAll day- Woodlanders continues.

6:00 -8:00 p.m.  Jammin’ on the Porch featuring music performed by Scott Stieber and Don Meyers at Orchard Lawn (The Gundry House)

8:00 p.m. Live music by Listen to the Deep Light at Gray Dog Deli

Saturday, July 9th

All day Woodlanders continues.

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

9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Grand Opening of Cyndy’s Fudge & Ice Cream Shoppe             Specials on fudge, ice cream, and crafts. Stop by for door prizes, free samples and face painting!

1:00-9:00 p.m. Haiku Workshop lead by Tom Painting. The workshop is split into two parts starting with How-to Haiku Beginners Workshop and ending with The Garden Path (6:30 p.m.). In between the work shops there will be time for reflection, writing, and dinner at 5 p.m. at the Walker House.

8:00 p.m. Point Five performs at Alley Stage in Shake Rag Alley.

Sunday, July 10th

All day- Last day of Woodlanders Gathering

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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Woodlanders Gathering July 7-10

If you have a hammer—
You can create something fun and fabulous at the Woodlanders Gathering
at Shake Rag Alley July 7 through 10.

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Like  a charming bent willow chair for a child on Friday

Or a 3-legged camping stool

Or a free-form table lamp

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How about a rustic wine caddy on Saturday

Or (with a heavier hammer!) blacksmith a Mason Jar/Flower Pot Holder
and if a hammer is not your thing…

Try some micro Quilling on Thursday

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Or make an awesome 24” leafy tree centerpiece for your table

Or create beads from paper, fabric and other natural materials and

Turn them into a Boho bracelet

On Friday, dye gloriously colorful silk scarves

Make your own thunder with a Gourd Thunder Drum

Or carve a charming chickadee 4 Chicadee On Saturday, turn copper metal clay into beautiful nature-themed jewelry

Or make a handsome wood and paper sculptural box

5 Box      On Sunday, craft miniature furniture from twigs and driftwood

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Weave an attractive market basket, or make a lovely cherry burl pendant

And on Saturday evening create a mini-boat from natural materials,

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And launch it in a race down the rapids at the hand-built home of two local artists.

Enjoy lunch on the green chatting with other nature-loving folks.

AND THERE’S LOTS MORE! More than 40 workshops to choose from.

There’s still time to register. Call Shake Rag Alley at 608.987.3292

On the web at ShakeRagAlley.com
It’s like “Summer camp for adults” (14 and up)

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