Community Events



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June 10th thru June 25th, 2017: "Emerging Talents IV," join us as we celebrate the refreshing artwork of Wittenberg-Birnamwood students, grades K - 12.  This is the fourth year showcasing the talents of our district students. This show opens on Saturday and Sunday, June 10th and 11th, 10AM ~ 4PM during Wittenberg Community Days. A special reception is open to all on Sunday following the parade. The show continues on Saturdays and Sundays, 11AM ~ 3PM, through June 25th.


Third Thursday Concerts - FREE!

Third Thursday of the month from 6-8 PM in the WOW Art Park

Bring chairs, a picnic supper or snack and beverages to enjoy.

FREE ICE CREAM! Donations are always welcome.

In case of rain, concert will be held in the WOWSPACE.


-     June 15th, 2017:  Mark Harrod...our very own native of                    Birnamwood, he is described as a hybrid clone of Dave

       Matthews and Rob Thomas.  A must see, he is arguably one of          the most uplifting musical acts in the Midwest. 


-     July 20th, 2017:  Yata, Sinz & Orfield...their music includes folk-       rock, jazz, country and blues.


-    August 17th, 2017:  Mike McAbee...back by popular demand.  

     This former Wittenberg resident has a mix of songs and listeners'      favorites that will ensure a lively evening of fun.


-    September 21st, 2017:  The Drovers... perennial local favorite          playing songs to keep us dancing.


September 16th thru October 8th: Annual FALL ART Show  ~ TBA, 11 AM - 3 PM.  We will be again be a part of the Miles of Art tour on September 30th and October 1st.


November 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th @ 7:00 p.m. Crossroads Community Theartre presents "Southern Hospitality",  the final play in the Futrelle Family series by Jones, Hope and Wooten.  Tickets will go on sale in October, and may be purchased at Your Community Shopper Office or by calling 715-253-2535.



Past Events

April 22nd, 2017 thru May 14th, 2017 - "Artists' Free Play V", welcomed art of every kind by any artist!  This favorite show was composed of rich diverse art forms and brilliant artists. The show was judged by Kathryn Petke and as she explored the exhibition she found such inventiveness and attentiveness to color, shape, line, pattern, and texture.  Award winners were:  Becki Frazier, Sarah Nerad, Jim H. Rowe II, Sharon L. Dowis and Karen and Bill Miltenberger.


April 22nd, 2017   the Wine, Beer, and Cheese Gala was the 

opening night of the “Artists’ Free Play V”.  Fabulous food, winning wines and brewery-fresh beers were enjoyed by all.  It was the perfect way to welcome spring as attendees enjoyed an evening with friends and neighbors while perusing the art and listening to the lyrics of Mark Harrod.



February 24th & 25th and March 3rd & 4th, 2017:  the Crossroads Community Theatre presented at the WOWSPACE their annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, “Fishin’ For Trouble: A Whale of a Fateful Tale,” by Tony Schwartz and Marylou Ambrose. Each attendee  attended the annual gala fundraiser for the “International Feed the Whales Foundation!”  Theatergoers and diners were surely entertained at each performance.


February 11th, 2017 - Saturday: Midwest Dueling Pianos - 

The Midwest Dueling Pianos packed the WOWSPACE in Wittenberg with their one of kind performance. It certainly was a good time and something that not many people in a small town get to experience, we had to turn many away due to limited space.  Adam and Kaleen had the audience laughing, singing and even got them out dancing. One highlight was Kaleen playing the cup song with paper cups from the pantry cupboard.  We hope to make this happen again at the WOWSPACE.


January 14th - January 29th,   "Home Grown, Home Sewn". 


December 2, 2016 - Community Christmas Tree Lighting, lots of people braved the cold temperatures to help kick off the Holiday Season in the WOW Art Park.  The WBHS Choir voices filled the art park and hot cider along with cookies was available for all.


December 2 - December 3, 2016  Christmas Craft Sale, WOWSPACE.  Lots of folks completed their Christmas shopping At the craft sale along with purchasing some tasty baked goods and a wreath. Wreaths -  This year only a limited supply of lush wreaths artfully created by WOW Volunteers were available for sale at the Christmas Craft Sale.  Plans are in the making for next season.


November 11, 12, 18 & 19, 2016 - Crossroads Community Theatre presented: "Christmas Belles" by  Jones, Hope and Wooten. A Southern-Fried Yuletide Comedy! It was spectular and a great way to get ready for the holiday season.



September 17 – October 9, 2016  - "A Decisive Slice of Time, A Photographic Exhibition by Hans Schmitt", included “Miles of Art” weekend.


August 18, 2016 - The Drovers ~ Long-lived local band played all our favorites, even songs we could dance to!  The art park was filled with music and dancers!


July 21, 2016 - Paul Zopel ~ Smooth jazz tunes filled, most of them original.


June 11 – July 3, 2016  “Emerging Talent III” WOW’s gallery featured selected art work from our Witt-Birn District, grades K - 12.


June 16, 2016 - Mike McAbee ~ What a beautigul night to lounge in our lawn chairs with a cooler alongside or even a picnic basket and enjoy the music of our very own local talent, Mike McAbee.  Approximately 75 people came out to take advantagee of the weather, beauty of the Art Park and music.  Mike McAbee Grew up in Wittenberg, spent some time as a trucker, but now travels around the country playing his guitar and singing.  Mike enjoys playing all types of music. 


April 17th, 2016 thru May 8th, 2016 - "Artists' Free Play IV", A free art show, Saturdays and Sundays only, 11AM - 3PM.  Click date for further details.


April 16, 2016   Wine, Beer, and Cheese Gala, 7 – 10 PM

Opening night of the “Artists’ Free Play IV”.  A jurored show.  Click date for tickets and further details.


Feb. 26 & 27 and March 4 & 5, 2016   Crossroads Community Theatre Presenting The Mystery Dinner Theatre “Last Call At Chez Mort “by Lee Mueller.  Click date for show and ticket details.


Dec. 4 & 5, 2015 Christmas Craft Sale, Friday 3 – 8 PM & Sat. 9 AM - 3PM Several new vendors this year! Enjoy live violin Christmas music while shopping for gifts & treasures, decorations, wreaths, and baked goodies!! Wreath sale, only, will continue on Sunday, Dec. 6.


November 21, 2015:  Wreath Making begins!  Continue a tradition of making your wreath in the WOWSPACE or begin a new tradition.  Additional dates are November 22, 28 & 29 and December 4, 5, 6, 12 & 13.


November 6, 7, 13 & 14, 2015: Crossroads Community Theatre fall comedy 'Dearly Beloved' by Jessie Jones, Nocholas Hope and Jamie Wooten.  The play is under the direction of Miriam Nelson. 


October 23rd & 24th and October 30th & 31st, 2015:  Wittenberg Haunted House, 7pm to 11pm at 100 W. Reed St, Wittenberg.  All proceeds will be donated to Walls Of Wittenberg.


October 23 and 24, 2015: Pretty in Pink Artful Bras.  The Pink Ladies are doing it again! They will be hosting the '3rd Annual Artful Bras' show and fundraiser at the WOWSPACE in downtown Wittenberg in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All proceeds go directly to the Marshfield Clinic, Inc. Cancer Patient Fund - Wausau/Weston Center to support local families fighting cancer.


September 19, 2015: "Go With the Grain (of Wood!)" Show features the sculptural woodworking talents of Bill Miltenberger, Mattoon; Len Pubanz, Shawano and Ron Zdroik, Wauwatosa. In addition, the "wooden" work of painters, photographers, and textile artist will line the walls!  Don't miss this juried show! We join the Miles of Art Tour on October 3 & 4, galley hours 10am to 5pm. Show continues each Saturday and Sunday through October 11 with gallery hours of 11am to 3pm. This show is generously sponsored by Ho-Chunk Gaming/Wittengerg.


August 23, 2015: Susan's Concert, in memory of Dr. Susan Hanson will be from 3 PM - 6 PM in the WOW Art Park.  In case of rain, concert will be held in the WOWSPACE.


August 20, 2015: Third Third Thursday Concert, 6-8PM, Art Park. Folksinger and Storyteller Skip Jones will present a concert for The Walls Of Wittenberg’s final third Thursday Concert of 2015. Skip has been sharing messages of cultural diversity, respect, kindness, water and environmental awareness, and Great Lakes history through, and with his music for over 35 years. Bring your lawn chair and your dancing shoes.  Concert if FREE! Donations are always welcome.  Ice cream is FREE!  In case of rain, concert will be held in the WOWSPACE.


August 8, 2015: Rene Iannarelli will discuss "Moving from Traditional to Art Quilting"  at 2 PM in the WOWSPACE!


August 1, 2015:"Fiber Friends Fabrications" Quilt Show, our 3rd invitational quilt show which features the work of Fiber Friends, an art quilt group from Northern WI.  Show opens August 1, 11AM ~ 3PM and continues through August 22, Saturdays and Sundays, 11AM to 3PM. Click to learn more.


July 16, 2015: Second Third Thursday Concert, 6-8PM, Art Park. The Drovers return to Wittenberg with their danceable polkas, waltzes, oldies, rock & roll and country music. Bring your lawn chair, maybe a picnic supper and certainly your dancing shoes. Concert is FREE! Donations always welcome. Ice cream is FREE! In case of rain, concert will be held in the WOWSPACE.


June 18, 2015: First Third Thursday Concert, 6-8PM, Art Park.  Welcome Dale Reichert and The Resonators playing blue grass, country, jazz and swing. This concert is FREE! Donations always welcome. Come to the Art Park, adjacent to the WOWSPACE, for an evening filled with toe-tapping music and free ice cream. Bring your lawn chair, OFF and maybe a picnic supper. In case of rain, concert will be held in the WOWSPACE.


June 13 & 14, 2015: "Emerging Talents," the second annual art show celebrating the original art of the Wittenberg-Birnamwood school students. This show opens on Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14, 10AM ~ 4PM during Community Days. The show continues on Saturdays and Sundays, 11AM ~ 3PM, through July 5.


April 11 thru May 3, 2015: "ARTISTS' FREE PLAY: III," our eighth juried art show! Show opened on Saturday, April 11, 7-10PM, in the WOWSPACE, with the 8th Annual Wine, Beer and Cheese Gala. This eclectic show featured work of painters, photographers, three-dimensional artists and textile artists from across Wisconsin.


April 11, 2015: 8th Annual Wine, Beer and Cheese Gala.  Guests were delighted with Hugo and his award winning Dupont cheeses, Nueske's Applewood Smoked Meats  and their nationally acclaimed meats and cheeses, the eclectic selection of interesting wines from Wagner's Shell Food Mart, sweet treats from Lisa's Sweet Shoppe Bakery and Catering, Hanke's Sentry Foods and their grapes and baguettes and Pigeon River Brewing Co. with their beers and sodas. Support of this fundraiser was well attended and always appreciated.


February 20, 21, 27 & 28, 2015: Crossroads Community Theatre returned with their 4th murder mystery dinner theatre event: "Talk About a Murder" by Lee Mueller. Mystery solved! Delicious food eaten! Delightful evening! 


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