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Art, Pointoberfest, Trivia make this a packed weekend: Our View

4:59 PM, Sep. 20, 2013  |  Comments
Art in the Park in Pfiffner Pioneer Park is just one of the events going on in Stevens Point this weekend.
Art in the Park in Pfiffner Pioneer Park is just one of the events going on in Stevens Point this weekend.
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It's a big weekend in Stevens Point, and there are lots of reasons to get out and enjoy the city.

? For those with a taste for local brews, Stevens Point Brewery's Pointoberfest is a must-visit. The event from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today features music and food and a chance to sample all of the fine Point craft beers. Tickets are $25 at the door, and we're sure the event will be jumping again this year.

? The 44th annual Art in the Park will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Pfiffner Pioneer Park, 1100 Crosby Ave. With more than 100 arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment and food, this free event is a great place to check out locally made wares and support youth art programs. Proceeds benefit the local Children's Arts Program.

? The spring trivia event may be the larger one, but Trivia Unplugged, today beginning at 3 p.m., is a different way for folks to test their mettle when it comes to remembering random facts and calling up minute details from subjects such as history and pop culture. Produced by the Arts Alliance of Portage County as a fundraiser in partnership with WWSP-90 FM, there is no Googling or consulting Siri at the Trivia Unplugged competition, just old-fashioned recall.

All in all, it is a packed weekend, and we're glad to be a part of it.

Consider giving blood

The BloodCenter of Wisconsin says central Wisconsin is in a "blood emergency" and needs people to give to replenish supplies.

Blood donations save lives. Hospitals use donated blood to treat people with cancer, people who have had traumatic accidents and people who are undergoing surgery. It only works if there are enough of us who are willing to donate.

This is an ongoing need in hospitals throughout the nation. Consider making an appointment or finding a blood drive to help keep the supply strong.

Look for 'Made' special section

We'll have more to say about this next week, but we are excited about this year's edition of "Made in Central Wisconsin," our special section that highlights the businesses that make up our community. It will be included with Wednesday's print edition, and it will be chock full of stories of local companies making a big impact.

There is always something appealing about stories of entrepreneurship, the hard work and ability to adapt and find opportunities that make a successful business. And the stories of locally created products that make their way all over the world are just kind of cool.

We don't want to give too much away, but you won't want to miss "Made in Central Wisconsin" on Wednesday.

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