Bits & Bytes: Show & Tell

Bits & Bytes: Show & Tell

Working on a development project? You're not alone! Join us to talk about your project. All programming language skills and experience welcome!

Bits & Bytes of Stevens Point is a no-cost monthly meet-up providing inclusive opportunities for anyone interested in learning science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Through hands-on experimentation, tinkering, and mentorship, Bits & Bytes assists people of diverse backgrounds to achieve their goals and build confidence in their schoolwork, careers, and everyday lives.

PGP 4: WILD LIFE

PGP 4: WILD LIFE

As a kick off to the Federal Duck Stamp Contest, CREATE is hosting its fourth installment of our Phantom Gallery Party series. WILD LIFE will showcase life and landscape art that is contemporary, colorful, and abstract. Featuring great local food, art, and entertainment, Phantom Gallery Parties turn rough spaces into temporary art galleries for one night only. Announced the day before, these locations provide attendees unique access to atypical community spaces. We guarantee that you've been wanting to get inside this PGP location! Limited tickets available via eventbrite. Get yours today!

For other Federal Duck Stamp Contest events, visit www.uwsp.edu/cnr/Pages/Federal-Duck-Stamp-Contest.aspx!

For more information about CREATE Portage County, visit www.createportagecounty.org!

CREATE Board Meeting

CREATE Board Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of CREATE Portage County.

Meet the Idea Fund!

Meet the Idea Fund!

IDEA Center (map)

Calling all entrepreneurs! The IDEA Center is hosting our partner in ideas for a talk on venture capital and start-up funds. Operating out of La Crosse, the Idea Fund partners with seed- and early-stage startup businesses across the state. They support Wisconsin’s best entrepreneurs, people who are solving challenging problems with passion and drive. They bring capital, connections and years of experience building exceptional businesses, all laser-focused on helping you accelerate your vision. Learn how this new Wisconsin resource can help you launch or grow your business!

RSVP via eventbrite!

DRAW: Nutcracker

DRAW: Nutcracker

To accommodate the start of the school year and Labor Day weekend, we are pushing September's DRAW back a week. This night of figure drawing will feature dancers from the upcoming Nutcracker - Jazzed Up (November 11 - 12).

Artists of all abilities, styles, and genres are invited to participate in this IDEA Center Maker Meet-up. With featured themes and models both costumed and nude, DRAW lets artists practice their skills among friends. Part class, part social experience—artists should bring both their own supplies and snacks. Beer will be available for purchase.

DRAW is open to artists 18+ and costs $10 for the general public. Admission is $5 for CREATE members and free for IDEA Center members. Sessions take place from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the IDEA Center (1039B Ellis Street, Stevens Point, WI).

Space is limited. A facilitator will be available to share figure-drawing techniques and to answer questions. Limited easels are available first-come, first-served. Email gregw@createportagecounty.org to reserve your spot. Walk-ins are welcome if space allows.

Interested in modeling? Email gregw@createportagecounty.org.   

Both DRAW and the IDEA Center are CREATE initiatives, which aim to make creativity central to our way of life in Portage County.

Trivia Unplugged

Trivia Unplugged

Noel Hangar (map)

Trivia Unplugged 2017 will take place Saturday, September 23 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 2017 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 18th or submitted to the CREATE office (1039B Ellis Street) by Thursday September 21st. 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.

Additional information on Trivia Unplugged is available here.

CRAFTED

CRAFTED

Stevens Point Country Club (map)

CRAFTED is a five-course dinner pairing Central Wisconsin Craft Collective beer & spirits with locally-sourced cuisine prepared by Portage County’s top chefs. CRAFTED will feature food and beverage by:

Central Waters Brewing Company
Father Fats Public House
Great Northern Distilling
Guu’s On Main
The Iron Grille
Mikey’s Bar & Grill
O’so Brewing Company
Stevens Point Brewery
Stevens Point Country Club

To purchase tickets, click here. Limited quantities available.

i2i: Discussion 6

i2i: Discussion 6

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.

CREATE Board Meeting

CREATE Board Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of CREATE Portage County.

Fire Works

Fire Works

Whitefeather Organics (map)

In partnership with the Central Rivers Farmshed and Whitefeather Organics, this family-friendly event provides participants with the unique opportunity to make and take art. Each attendee will receive randomly assigned coordinates that correspond to an original work of art (displayed on grids and lit only by bonfire) that they will get to take home! If you love it, this art is yours to keep. If you prefer to swap it, exchange it as many times as you like at our Trading Wall. This experience is fun for the whole family and will include fresh farm-to-table brick oven pizzas available for purchase.

Individual and family tickets will become available September 2017. The individual ticket includes admission to the event and one original piece of art. The family ticket includes admission and two original pieces of art. 

 

Fire Works 2017 will take place Saturday, October 14 at Whitefeather Organics. Stay tuned for more information.

i2i: Discussion 7

i2i: Discussion 7

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.

Nutcracker - Jazzed Up

Nutcracker - Jazzed Up

Sentry Theater (map)

The Nutcracker - Jazzed Up will be held November 11 at 7:30 PM and November 12 at 2:00 PM at the Sentry Theater. This unique take on the Nutcracker features a UWSP jazz ensemble collaborating with local dance and theater groups.

Besides being a staple evening of the holiday season, this event serves as a fundraiser for the Arts & Culture Mission Fund at the Community Foundation, which supports local artists, art education, public art performances, and CREATE Portage County. Arts supporters who cannot attend the performances are still encouraged to make a contribution to this important fund. 

Tickets for The Nutcracker - Jazzed Up will be available starting October 17th at www.cwtickets.com or by calling 715-498-2339.

Nutcracker - Jazzed Up

Nutcracker - Jazzed Up

Sentry Theater (map)

The Nutcracker - Jazzed Up will be held November 11 at 7:30 PM and November 12 at 2:00 PM at the Sentry Theater. This unique take on the Nutcracker features a UWSP jazz ensemble collaborating with local dance and theater groups.

Besides being a staple evening of the holiday season, this event serves as a fundraiser for the Arts & Culture Mission Fund at the Community Foundation, which supports local artists, art education, public art performances, and CREATE Portage County. Arts supporters who cannot attend the performances are still encouraged to make a contribution to this important fund. 

Tickets for The Nutcracker - Jazzed Up will be available starting October 17th at www.cwtickets.com or by calling 715-498-2339.

CREATE Board Meeting

CREATE Board Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of CREATE Portage County.

i2i: Discussion 8

i2i: Discussion 8

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.

CREATE Board Meeting

CREATE Board Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of CREATE Portage County.

i2i: Discussion 9

i2i: Discussion 9

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.