City Times Staff
Friday marks the last day of school for local students- and kicks off the first weekend without book reports, dioramas and sports practice can leave many frantically searching for a way to fill the time gap.
This weekend provides ample opportunity for the whole family to get out together and enjoy what Stevens Point has to offer including fitness, history and outdoor activities.
Parade of Homes: The Golden Sands Homebuilders Association will hold its annual Parade of Homes June 5-8. Fifteen of the area’s finest homes will be on display from 4-8 PM on Friday and Monday, and from 11 AM to 6 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Cost to attend is $8.
For more information go to www.gshba.org or search “Golden Sands Home Builders Assoc.” on Facebook.
Special Olympics State Summer Games: From June 4-6, almost 2000 Special Olympics athletes will compete in track and field, swimming, soccer and running events at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.
Schedules and event locations can be found at www.specialolympicswisconsin.org.
Adventure 212 Family Fun Night: On June 5 from 5 to 8 PM, Adventure 212 Fitness at 3217 John Joanis Drive kicks off their summer season with a night of games, food, health screenings, door prizes and team relay races. The event is free and open to the public.
Cops & Bobbers: Portage County Law Enforcement agencies and the Stevens Point Elks Lodge 641 will be hosting the 6th Annual Cops & Bobbers at Bukolt Park on June 7 at 8:30 AM.
The program is a unique fishing experience where children ages 4-13 and their parents can enjoy a day of fishing with their local law enforcement officers. The idea is to get kids “hooked” on fishing, not drugs or violence.
Contact Officer Seth Pionke at Plover PD 715-345-5255 to register.
Walk Wisconsin: Beginning at 7 AM on June 6 at the band shell of Pfiffner Park, Walk Wisconsin is a non-competitive walking event on the Green Circle. Walk Wisconsin is organized like a marathon where participants can choose from four marathon events; the full marathon at 26.2 miles, the three-quarter marathon at 19.6 miles, the half marathon at 13.1 miles or the one-quarter marathon at 6.5 miles. Kids’ walks at 2.62 and 1.31 miles are also available.
More details can be found at www.walkwisconsin.com.
Heritage Days: The Portage County Historical Society’s annual Heritage Days is held June 6 from 10 AM to 5 PM and June 7 from 11 AM to 4 PM at Heritage Park, 2700 Madison Ave. in Plover. The society will feature their doll collection and circus variety perform Tim Tegge will perform Saturday at 11 AM and 1 PM.
More information on the historical society can be found at www.pchswi.org.
Korean War Veterans Memorial: A memorial will be held on June 7 at 11 AM at the Wisconsin Korean War Veterans Memorial at 1505 Maple Dr. in Plover.
Korean War veterans and their families, veterans from all branches of service, and the public are invited to attend. Representatives from the Korean Consulate, Wisconsin National Guard and Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs have been invited to speak at the program. The Wisconsin Korean War Veterans Memorial pays tribute to Wisconsinites who fought, died, or are still missing as a result of the Korean War.
Tennis Block Party: The Central Wisconsin Tennis Alliance, a non-profit organization promoting tennis in Central Wisconsin, is holding a tennis block party at the Goerke Park tennis courts on June 7 from 1 PM to 5 PM. Tennis players of all ages and abilities are invited to the free event and rackets will be provided to those in need.
For more information on the Central Wisconsin Tennis Alliance, visit www.cenwis.usta.com.