OPEN STUDIO

OPEN STUDIO

CREATE Portage County's IDEA Center (map)

Join us on Thursdays at the IDEA Center for Open Studio! Recharge your creative energies, and enjoy the good vibes of other painters/poets/artists as you work. This is not an instructed experience but an opportunity for artists to have the time and space to work on their craft. OPEN STUDIO is free for IDEA Center members and $10/month for non-members.

Tinker Time: Squishy Circuits!

Tinker Time: Squishy Circuits!

The IDEA Center (map)

The family that tinkers together raises the next Bill Gates! Or at least they have some fun while learning. Join us at the IDEA Center (1039B Ellis Street) on the last Saturday of the month for Tinker Time! Build robots, write code, and make tech art together! 

July's project is Squishy Circuits! To guarantee the right number of kits for your family, email gregw@createportagecounty.org. Kits are $5 a piece and money is collected at the door!

i2i

i2i

Identity and Inclusivity Discussions (i2i) explore topics of identity and diversity to find, to build, and to grow in community through shared learning experiences. i2i promotes positive dialogue in hopes of making Portage County a safer and more inclusive community where all people can live out their best identities.

OPEN STUDIO

OPEN STUDIO

CREATE Portage County's IDEA Center (map)

Join us on Thursdays at the IDEA Center for Open Studio! Recharge your creative energies, and enjoy the good vibes of other painters/poets/artists as you work. This is not an instructed experience but an opportunity for artists to have the time and space to work on their craft. OPEN STUDIO is free for IDEA Center members and $10/month for non-members.

Moving Through History

Moving Through History

Heritage Park (map)

Moving Through History, a Transcribing Dance Company camera dance work inspired by local history and filmed by Thousand Lumens Productions at historical sites, is working to save a piece of Heritage Park. Heritage Park in Plover is home to the oldest church in Portage County which is in need of repairs. Without our help the church, which houses the World War I museum, could be a total loss. 

This event will feature both filmed and live performances of the dances inspired by local history as well as old-fashioned root beer floats and community bake sale.

Admission to this event supports the restoration of the church's roof.

Learn more about Moving Through History and Transcribing Dance Company's other giving projects here.

Tickets are $15 for and individual and $25 for a family. Advanced ticket purchases are appreciated. Get your tickets here.

Trivia Unplugged

Trivia Unplugged

Noel Hangar (map)

Trivia Unplugged 2018 will take place Saturday, September 22 from 3-9PM at the Noel Hangar in Stevens Point with tailgating starting at 1PM and registration starting at 1:30PM. Teams may have up to ten members in the competition area and unlimited reserve players in the spectator area.

The total number of teams allowed to register is limited, therefore early registration is encouraged. Click here for the 2018 registration form, which needs to be completed and sent to CREATE Portage County, PO Box 565, Stevens Point, WI 54481. Registration is $160 per team in advance; $180, the day of the contest. Registration forms need to be postmarked by Monday, September 17th or submitted to the CREATE office (1039B Ellis Street) by Thursday, September 20th. Please include your check made payable to the CREATE Portage County.

What is Trivia Unplugged? Presented by CREATE Portage County, Trivia Unplugged is an old-school trivia contest with a twist. Competitors are challenged to rely on their own brain power and teamwork to answer questions - no internet, books, or notes of any kind are allowed. Quizmaster Jim "The Oz" Oliva will host the event, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point campus radio 90FM. The Mid-State Sisters of Skate roller derby team will collect trivia answers, Rockman's Catering will have a buffet available for purchase, and participants have the chance to win prizes by entering the Booze Raffle.

The contest starts promptly at 3:00 p.m. with a maximum of ten team members allowed at each table in the competition arena. Alternate team members may be substituted at any time between questions.  A team member leaving the competition room must hand off his or her badge to a substitute team member.  No one may enter the competition area without a badge. Questions will be projected on a screen.  Teams discuss answers among themselves without divulging information to other teams.  The music played will help obscure voices.

Each question will last the length of one song.  When one song is over answer sheets will be collected, the answer announced, and the next question will be asked.  There will be a break at the end of each hour.  During the break, the team ranking will be announced.  At the end of the contest there will be a final rundown of the teams.  Trophies will be awarded at that time.

Reminder:  NO electronic devices (including cell phones) are permitted in the competition area.  It is recommended that phones and other electronic devices are left in vehicles or with a spectator.  Players may leave the competition area at any time to check messages, but may not re-enter until the current question has ended. No paper, pens, or pencils, other than what is provided by CREATE, is allowed.