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North Lakeland Discovery Center

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14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
(715) 543-2085

December 2019

Nature Center Grand Reopening

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Come and see our new and improved Nature Center! We've been working hard, with the assistance of our volunteers, and due to the generosity of our 2019 Fund A Wish donors, to renovate and upgrade the Nature Center. Learn all about this fantastic regional nature education resource, meet our NEW animals, check out our lending library, peruse the new items in our Gift Shop, and so much more! Ribbon cutting at 1:30 PM. Light refreshments will be served. FREE. Held…

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Free Snowshoe Day

December 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Snowshoes available for complimentary onsite use. Enjoy the crisp air, sights of nature, and celebrate the holiday season! Snowshoes are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please check them out of the Nature Nook.

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Winter Family Play Day

December 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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As part of the “Marvel in Manitowish Waters” we will host a number of free drop-in activities that are fun for the whole family, including winter scavenger hunts, snow critter building, crafts, and horse-drawn sleigh rides sponsored by the Manitowish Waters Chamber of Commerce. Snowshoes will be available for complimentary onsite use. Chili cook-off lunch available for $5. Registration is not required, but it helps us estimate how many are coming. Please register by calling (715) 543-2085.

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Chili Cook Off

December 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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The annual Chili Cook Off will be held during our Winter Family Play Day. Contact the Discovery Center for more information and to sign up your entry (free to enter).  Join us from 11 AM to 1 PM to taste and vote for your favorite. We will provide all the fixings. Up for grabs is the prestigious “Wooden Spoon” award! Please register by December 26 by calling (715) 543-2085

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Candlelit Snowshoe Hike

December 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Enjoy an evening snowshoe hike on the Discovery Center’s two-mile snowshoe trail with beautifully lit luminaries paving the way. Bring your own snowshoes or borrow ours for $3/pair (limited quantities available). Join us for hot chocolate, s’mores, and a bonfire following your hike! Saturday, 5-7:30pm. $7 per person.

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June 2020

Annual Northwoods Birding Festival

June 5, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until June 6, 2020

North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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The Northwoods Birding Festival is an opportunity for bird enthusiasts of all levels to celebrate birds while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow birders in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin. Participate in sunrise warbler walks, enjoy field trips to local birding hotspots, try your hand at bird banding, and learn from experts in the field of ornithology on broad topics ranging from how to improve your garden and wood lot to benefit birds, to the Greater Prairie Chickens of Wisconsin. Register…

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Gala in the Garden

June 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Kick off the summer season in style at the Discovery Center where you’ll enjoy socializing during appetizers and cocktails on the patio by the lake, a beautiful meal under the big tent, a special presentation to “Fund a Wish” by the Center's Naturalists, and an exciting live auction. 5-7:30pm Contact: Discovery Center, (715) 543-2085 or discoverycenter.net

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Float Your Boat Trivia Rally

June 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Join the Discovery Center for a fun filled day on the Manitowish Chain of Lakes for a scavenger hunt.  This third annual event is sure to test and increase your knowledge and awareness of Northwoods ecology and history.  Participants must provide their own boat and obey all DNR water safety rules.  We will host an evening BBQ and announce the winners of the scavenger hunt and the award for the boat with the best theme.  Please contact the Discovery Center…

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July 2020

Free Family Play Day

July 2, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Enjoy healthy outdoor activities and play for the whole family, including nature art, giant bubble making, lawn games, canoeing, water balloon games, fishing, fish casting contest and more! Lunch plates are available for purchase. Free program, donations appreciated. Fun for all ages! 11am-2pm. Contact: Discovery Center (715) 543-2085 or discoverycenter.net

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August 2020

Beer and Wine by the Bog

August 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Enjoy a summer evening on the beautiful grounds of the Discovery Center while tasting a variety of fabulous wines. Raffles, appetizers, silent auction, and prizes. Register by calling (715) 543-2085.

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September 2020

Musky Lure & Tackle Swap

September 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Bring old (or new) musky baits and other tackle to swap for other baits, or come to find super deals on (fishable) used baits and tackle. Attendance is free, donations appreciated. A vendor table costs $10. Refreshments, beer, chips and brats available. Join us for this fun evening. 5-8pm. Contact: Discovery Center, (715) 543-2085 or discoverycenter.net

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Sasquatch Sip & Stroll

September 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Join us as we highlight local brews on a hike through the forest. Explore our Interpretive Trail while sampling beers and keeping an eye out for the elusive Sasquatch. Collect tickets along the Sasquatch Stroll with verified sightings to win prizes! Turn in your evidence and spin the prize wheel. $30 ($40 day of event). Saturday, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Contact: North Lakeland Discovery Center (715) 543-2085

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NLDC Spaghetti Dinner

September 30, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
North Lakeland Discovery Center, 14006 Discovery Ln
Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 United States
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Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, coffee, water, and dessert. Beer, wine, and soda available for purchase. This is a fundraiser for North Lakeland Discovery Center. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. $5 for children under 12. Free for children three and under. Donations accepted. Eat with us or order carryout. 4:30-6:30pm. Contact: Contact: North Lakeland Discovery Center (715) 543-2085

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