Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club

Gather with community movers and shakers to talk life. Breakfast is open, but it is recommended you bring something to share.

Dead Horses: Levitt AMP Concert 5

Dead Horses: Levitt AMP Concert 5

The Levitt AMP Stevens Point Music Series is supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private foundation that empowers towns and cities across America to transform underused public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music. In 2017, more than 450 free Levitt concerts will take place in 22 towns and cities, all featuring a rich array of music genres and high caliber talent. Learn more at levitt.org.

Headliner: Dead Horses (7:15)

Style: Americana

Levitt AMP Stevens Point Series Line-up

Lolo: Levitt AMP Concert 6

Lolo: Levitt AMP Concert 6

The Levitt AMP Stevens Point Music Series is supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private foundation that empowers towns and cities across America to transform underused public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music. In 2017, more than 450 free Levitt concerts will take place in 22 towns and cities, all featuring a rich array of music genres and high caliber talent. Learn more at levitt.org.

Headliner: Lolo (7:30)

Style: Pop

Levitt AMP Stevens Point Series Line-up

Dancing With Your Stars

Dancing With Your Stars

Pfiffner Park Bandshell (map)

Local celebrities and seasoned dancers will pair up on July 2 at 4:30 p.m. at the Pfiffner Park band shell for an energetic dance competition to benefit the Hope is Building campaign.

Much like the celebrated reality show, which has sparked renewed interest in ballroom dancing, this live-action competition will pair local stars with area dance "professionals" to vie for bragging rights and a trophy. Stars will dance the fox trot, waltz, jitter bug, lindy hop, and more, for a show that is fun and exciting to watch.

Participating local stars include Mayor Mike Wiza; Branka Dudas, owner of STORM Elite All Stars; and trivia guru Jim “Oz” Oliva. Professional dance partners include Kayla Dziak, Randall Reif, and Marilyn Greiner.

To encourage early competition, each pair of dancers will collect donations online at dancingforhope.org. By visiting the website and donating to individual competitors, community members can cast votes for their favorite local star. Donations will also be accepted in-person at the event. Each dollar donated will count as one vote.

All proceeds raised will benefit the Hope is Building campaign in support of the new Breast Care Center at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital in Stevens Point.

The event is open to the general public and free to attend. 

‘Dancing With Your Stars’ is produced by Transcribing Dance Company, CREATE Portage County, AIR Project, and Ministry Hope is Building campaign. For more information or to cast your vote, please visit dancingforhope.org.  

Thank you to our event partners!

The Pines: Levitt AMP Concert 7

The Pines: Levitt AMP Concert 7

The Levitt AMP Stevens Point Music Series is supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private foundation that empowers towns and cities across America to transform underused public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music. In 2017, more than 450 free Levitt concerts will take place in 22 towns and cities, all featuring a rich array of music genres and high caliber talent. Learn more at levitt.org.

Headliner: The Pines (6:15)

Style: Indie-roots

Levitt AMP Stevens Point Series Line-up

Johnnyswim: Levitt AMP Concert 8

Johnnyswim: Levitt AMP Concert 8

The Levitt AMP Stevens Point Music Series is supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private foundation that empowers towns and cities across America to transform underused public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music. In 2017, more than 450 free Levitt concerts will take place in 22 towns and cities, all featuring a rich array of music genres and high caliber talent. Learn more at levitt.org.

Headliner: Johnnyswim (8:15)

Style: Folk/Soul/Blues

Levitt AMP Stevens Point Series Line-up

CREATE Board Meeting

CREATE Board Meeting

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

DRAW: Athlete

DRAW: Athlete

IDEA Center (map)

Artists of all abilities, styles, and genres are invited to participate in the IDEA Center’s new figure drawing series, DRAW, taking place the first Wednesday of each month. 

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 will take place from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the IDEA Center (1039B Ellis Street, Stevens Point, WI).

Space is limited to 20 artists. A facilitator will be available to share figure-drawing techniques and to answer questions. Limited easels are available for reservation. Email JuliaN@createportagecounty.org to reserve both your spot and your easel. Walk-ins are welcome if space allows.

Interested in modeling? Email JuliaN@createportagecounty.org

Summer Sessions:
May 3 + 6:00 – 9:00 PM (Jason Cole, Illustrator)
June 7 + 6:00 – 9:00 PM (Kelly Krill, Illustrator)
July 5 + 6:00 – 9:00 PM (Brooke Heindl-Newman, Painter)
August 2 + 6:00 – 9:00 PM (Facilitator TBD)

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

Laska: Levitt AMP Concert 9

Laska: Levitt AMP Concert 9

The Levitt AMP Stevens Point Music Series is supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private foundation that empowers towns and cities across America to transform underused public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music. In 2017, more than 450 free Levitt concerts will take place in 22 towns and cities, all featuring a rich array of music genres and high caliber talent. Learn more at levitt.org.

Opener: Courtney Cordova (6:00)

Headliner: Laska (6:45)

Style: Americana/Folk

Featured Nonprofit: The Women's Fund (Community Foundation of Central WI)

Theme: Women in Portage County

Levitt AMP Stevens Point Series Line-up

Kyndal J: Levitt AMP Concert 10

Kyndal J: Levitt AMP Concert 10

The Levitt AMP Stevens Point Music Series is supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private foundation that empowers towns and cities across America to transform underused public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music. In 2017, more than 450 free Levitt concerts will take place in 22 towns and cities, all featuring a rich array of music genres and high caliber talent. Learn more at levitt.org.

Opener: TBA (6:00)

Headliner: Kyndal J (6:45)

Style: Neosoul

Featured Nonprofit: IDEA Center & Portage County Business Council

Theme: Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Levitt AMP Stevens Point Series Line-up

Dirty Banks: Levitt AMP Concert 11

Dirty Banks: Levitt AMP Concert 11

The Levitt AMP Stevens Point Music Series is supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private foundation that empowers towns and cities across America to transform underused public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music. In 2017, more than 450 free Levitt concerts will take place in 22 towns and cities, all featuring a rich array of music genres and high caliber talent. Learn more at levitt.org.

Opener: Ben Majeska and Friends (6:00)

Headliner: Dirty Banks (6:45)

Style: Rock

Featured Nonprofit: Central Rivers Farmshed

Theme: Sustainability

Levitt AMP Stevens Point Series Line-up

DRAW

DRAW

Artists of all abilities, styles, and genres are invited to participate in the IDEA Center’s new figure drawing series, DRAW, taking place the first Wednesday of each month.

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 will take place from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the IDEA Center (1039B Ellis Street, Stevens Point, WI).

Space is limited to 15 artists. A facilitator will be available to share figure-drawing techniques and to answer questions. Limited easels are available for reservation. Email JuliaN@createportagecounty.org to reserve both your spot and your easel. Walk-ins are welcome if space allows.

Interested in modeling? Email JuliaN@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.

Radio Jarocho & Zenen Zeferino: Levitt AMP Concert 12

Radio Jarocho & Zenen Zeferino: Levitt AMP Concert 12

The Levitt AMP Stevens Point Music Series is supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a private foundation that empowers towns and cities across America to transform underused public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music. In 2017, more than 450 free Levitt concerts will take place in 22 towns and cities, all featuring a rich array of music genres and high caliber talent. Learn more at levitt.org.

Opener: Bobby Danczyk & the Polish Memories (6:00)

Headliner: Radio Jarocho & Zenen Zeferino (6:45)

Style: Son Jarocho/Mexican Folk

Featured Nonprofit: CREATE Portage County

Theme: Culture

Levitt AMP Stevens Point Series Line-up

CREATE Board Meeting

CREATE Board Meeting

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

CREATE Board Meeting

CREATE Board Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of CREATE 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 registration and tailgating starting at 1pm. 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. 

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.

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.

CREATE Board Meeting

CREATE Board Meeting

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

CREATE Board Meeting

CREATE Board Meeting

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