Great River Road Wine Trail

Visit 11 Great Wineries along the Great River Road as part of the June Bloom Wine & Food Event June 2 & 3, 2018 from 10am to 5pm.

The Great River Road Wine Trail is a collection of 11 wineries all located near the Upper Mississippi River in the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. The Great River Road is a pair of designated scenic highways located along both sides of the river. Plan to spend an afternoon, a weekend, or why not an entire week visiting the many villages, towns, and small cities located along the Great River. Take your time, enjoy the scenery, and try the over 100 wines made by our 11 wineries. Please drink responsibly. Always have a designated driver.

More information at: https://www.greatriverroadwinetrail.org/

Spring Fresh Art Tour

JOIN US ON THE SPRING FRESH ART TOUR!

June 1-2-3 from 10am to 5pm

Come explore the Great River and the Chippewa River Valley’s woodlands, wildflowers, fields and farmlands which have nourished our souls for generations.  The artists who live and work in the area’s villages and backroads open their doors to share their inspirations, offer their works, and enchant you with some of the best views that spring has to offer on this relaxing self-guided tour of Western Wisconsin.  Enjoy the journey! 

The tour is self-guided. Watch for the FRESH ART logo signs or check this map before leaving https://arcg.is/0n5uT5.

More information at https://www.freshart.org/ 

GoPaint! An Outdoor Painting Event

The annual GoPaint Chippewa Valley Event will be held May 5-11, 2018

GO Paint! Chippewa Valley is our region’s premier plein air paint event. Numerous regional and national artists are drawn to the area to create beautiful works of art based on lovely, local landscapes. Whether you’re just starting your creative journey or have lifelong training, creatives of all ages are welcome! Be a part of the regional arts scene by participating in one or all of the many events. This event recently expanded to include the greater Chippewa Valley, some events may be held in Eau Claire.

Highlights in Pepin County include riding into the Tiffany Wildlife Area on rail motorcars in Durand to paint the scenery this unique landscape along the Chippewa River. (Wednesday, May 9, 2018 – 8 am -1 pm).

For more information and schedule of events go to http://www.eauclairearts.com/gopaint.phtml

1885 Artifact uncovered at the Corral Bar-Riverside Grill in Durand!

An artifact from 1885 had been uncovered during the special events room expansion at the Corral Bar-Riverside Grill.  A 9-foot high by 55-feet long multi-sheet full color paper lithograph circus poster advertising the Great Anglo-American Circus exhibiting in Durand on Monday, August 17, 1885 is now on display. This is believed to be the only surviving billboard for the Great Anglo-American Circus and Menagerie!  A MUST SEE if you enjoy circus nostalgia, history or viewing one of a kind artifacts.

In honor of Miles Orton (owner & manager of the circus), the special events room has been named the “Orton Room”.  The Orton Room is available for special events such as anniversary parties, birthdays, class reunions, retirement parties and meetings which will seat 80 -100 people.

Please call ahead to ensure viewing availability or to schedule an event at 715-672-8874 and ask for Lori, Sharon or Ron.  The room will not be available to view when occupied or being prepared for private parties.

Snowmobile Trails in Wisconsin

Pepin County now has 6-8 inches of base snow for your riding.  As of January 23, 2018 the trails are OPEN!

New State Law effective July 2015 states that all snowmobiles need an annual trail pass displayed on the machine to ride the trails. Please respect the land owners and stay on the marked trails and do not cut corners.  Join your local snowmobile club. Without the land owners allowing the trails cross their land and snowmobile clubs there would be no trails to enjoy.

Fire of Stockholm – A Winter Solstice Celebration!

Fire of Stockholm – A Winter Solstice Celebration

Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 10:00 am – 6:00pm

The last of our four week long celebration, filled with Festivities and Extraordinary Shopping!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

10:00a-3:00p  Create your own LUMINARIA at the Village 

4:00p  BONFIRE Lighting (burning until 7pm)

4:45p   Fire TOWER Burning (outside of sidespot, the garden area next to Abode)

5:30p  Fire DANCERS (half hour performance in the backyard at Sandy’s Clothing and Art)

7:00p  WideSpot Show 7pm (It’s A Wonderful Life Readers Theatre)

Hugga Bugga – Make a luminary at the Village Hall and help light up the walking trail.

Antique Future – Our Fire Towers will be blazing, along with our steel luminaries lit up. 

Sandy’s Clothing and Art – Unique, last-minute gift ideas set up for your convenience.

Swedish Christmas – God Jul on Saturday, December 2nd

Join us in Stockholm this Saturday, December 2nd for our Swedish Christmas – God Jul from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Hugga Bugga – Make a S’more (or more) at our fire pit with Johnny.

Antique Future – Come and visit our Giant Tomte who guards the Gnome House in the backyard, where well mannered guests are welcome to a treat.

Ingebretsen’s – Hosting author, Anne Gilleispie Lewis.  She will be signing books and …

Sandy’s Clothing and Art – Mary Peterson will be joining Sandy’s Clothing and Art along with her alpaca Mabel showing off her fiber products.  Inside at Sandy’s will be featured artist Heather Lawrenz.  Heather creates one-of-a-kind jewelry from unexpected elements.  Each piece is a work of art!

The Palate – Mrs. Santa making stockings on Saturday and Christmas cookies to share.

WideSpot Performing Arts – The Hot Flashes Holiday Concert Saturday at 7:00pm

Durand Area Optimist Craft Show

Date:  Saturday, November 4, 2017
Where:  Durand High School Gymnasium
604 -th Ave East
Durand, WI 54736
Time:     9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Get an early start to your holiday shopping at this show!  Attending will be crafters & vendors selling a wide variety of handmade products, homemade baked goods & candies, direct sales and much, much more!