Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Spooner Advocate Column- August 30, 2012

Good morning neighbors. Hope this finds everyone having a great time getting ready for going back to school- its hard to believe that next week everyone will be back in school. Where did the summer go?? Are you enjoying summer all over again, we have been having some hot days, but the night sure do seem to get cool at times- reminds me that winter will be fast approaching!  

Mark your calendar- the 1st annual Octoberfest is coming to Shell Lake October 13- 5pm- 11 pm. Sounds like they are going to have brat sliders, sauerkraut, pretzels. All you can eat Bavarian Waffles. Live polka band with dancing, of course beer and other refreshments. For more information email info@shelllakeartscenter.org or go to their website www.shelllakeartscenter.org.

Hey all you writers out there Northwind Book and Fiber is  having a class " The Logistics of Writing Non- Fiction: An Overview" taught by Eva Apelqvist. The date is Saturday September 15, 1 to 4 pm at Northwind. Topics of discussion will include research, organization, references, accuracy, writing for a specific market, and self editing. It is encouraged that attendees bring along a  notebook and have questions ready. More info and to register call Northwind Book and Fiber at 715-635-6811

There was a great article in the Advocate about Ruby's Pantry and I just wanted to remind everyone that the next food distribution is coming up fast. It is always held on the 2nd Saturday of the month over at the former Spooner High School Vocational Building. The cost is $15 and let me tell you that is NOT a handout. As budgets get tighter it is wise to use the funds that you have more frugally. Ruby's Pantry helps you achieve that goal. You will walk out of there with more than $15 worth of food.... I guarantee it!  If you have a neighbor that would benefit from this program please let them know, give them a ride or if they are not able to come pick up a share for them. There are folks to help you get the items to the car. Remember to bring boxes, shopping bags if you can and we will see you on the 2nd Saturday of September!!

Are you a sheep lover? Maybe you just like all kinds of yummy yarns, or maybe you spin your own yarns and are looking for more roving. The 11th annual Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival is coming up on September 7-9, 2012 over at Jefferson Fair Park in Jefferson, WI. There are all kinds of classes to expand your knowledge of raising sheep, or take a spinning class. It really will be a fun weekend with all kinds of great things to learn, see, and touch. For more information please go to their website www.wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com or to register for a class or talk to a live person  call 608-868-2505.

A couple last things to remind you of the Cakes at the Lakes "Mississippi Flyway- Raptors on the move" will be on September 8 at 8 am over at Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary in Sarona. More info can be checked out at www.hunthill.org Also there is a Beef Pasture Walk Sept. 8, 10 am- noon over at Guy McFarren's farm- N8788 Fire Lane Road, Springbrook. Give Otto over at the Ag Station a call if you have any questions- 715-635-3506

Ok that is what I have for you this time.

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