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Community & School Activities

Summer School Activities - Summer 2007

Sign up at the school: 742-3599

Summer School Dates: Monday - Friday
Session 1: June 18 - June 29
Session 2: July 9 - July 20
No School July 2 - 6, 2007

2007 Activities Offered
Tennis - Grades 2-11
Gymnastics - Grades K-6
Basketball - Grades 3-7
Archery - Grades 4-6
Games from Countries - Grades K-6

Community Activities - Summer 2007

Summer Reading Program Events at the Portage Library
Registration Begins for ages 2 - grade 12 ~ Tues, June 19th @ 6:45pm

Get A Clue at the Library
For more summer Library Program information contact Youth Services Librarian, Dawn Foster, at 742-4959.

Portage Youth Baseball Club-Official Little League
Age: 9 to 12 years old ***Time: Evening games
Contact: Jim Schlimovitz 742-8470

Portage Baseball Club
Age: 13 to 15 years old ***Time: Evening games, 8-10 weeks
Registration: Jim Walker 742-5887

Youth Soccer-Spring 2007
Date: TBA
Contact: Michelle Davies 429-2727

American Legion Baseball
Age: 16-18 years old ***Time: Evening games
Registration: Bruce Smith 742-7978

Portage Fastpitch Association
Contact: Tim Larkin at 742-0607

Girls Fastpitch Softball League
Date: To be announced
Time: To be announced
Place: Sr. High Fields
Age: Pre-9th graders
Games played on Monday and Thursday at 6:00 p.m.
Contact: Tom Pinion 742-5429

Suburban Youth Football League
Teams: 4th Graders, Mites, Lightweights, Middleweights, and Heavyweights
Contact: Mark Fahey 697-1823
Registration begins in May at the Portage High School Gym
This is full contact, tackle football

Boy Scouts
Troop 70
Meets: Every Monday from 6:30 pm-8:00pm
Where: Portage United Methodist Church, 1804 New Pinery Rd
Who: Boys 11 years old or in 5th grade or have completed the "Arrow of Light" through the Cub Scouts
Contact: Tracy Oazman 742-4600

Cub Scouts
Troop 70
Meets: Every third Thursday from 6:30 pm
Where: Portage United Methodist Church, 1804 New Pinery Rd
Contact: Dave Hankins 742-2752

Girl Scouts and Brownies
Contact Karen Camilleri at 742-7830

Llewellyn Breese Memorial Community Swimming Pool
117 W. Franklin St, Portage
Contact: Miranda Shanks: 742-2004 or 742-9070

June 23-June 30, 2007
GReat Annual Bicycle Adventure Along the Wisconsin River begins at Eagle River and ends in Prarie du Chien. It is Wisconsin's largest cross-state cycling event. The bicyclists route will go through Portage this year with an overnight at Veteran's Field on June 28th. For information call toll-free: 1-888-575-3640 or find them on their web site:

Canal Days Celebration
Dates:May 31 - June 1, 2007
Where:Veteran's Memorial Fairground
Featuring: Live Music, Buckskinners and historical re-enactments, Trash and Treasure Sale, Flea Market, Large Carnival and Midway, Historical Tours, Canoe and Kayak Races on the Canal, Food Stands, Beer Tent and More.
Free canoe rides on the canal.
Saturday Noon: Downtown Parade
Music by: TBA Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Concert in the Park
The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra will be performing at Paquette Park on July 21st-Bring a picnic and blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the music. 6:30 PMPlease call to verify date 742-6242

Columbia County Free Fair
Come celebrate the fair's 155th year
July 25 - 29, 2007
Veteran's Memorial Fairgrounds - Col. County Fair Association
Large Midway, Farm Exhibits, Stage Shows, Demo Derby
Exhibition Buildings, Bingo and a lot more.
Contact:Russ Shaw

Taste of Portage
Saturday, August 25th, 2007
Where: Market Square and W. Cook St
When:9 am - 4 pm
Live music and entertainment.Taste of local resteraunts.

Portage Center for the Arts
Call for event times - Brian Schuetz 742-5655

August 12th, 2007
An Ol'fashioned Community Picnic on The Point of the Wisconsin River at the Canal - History Point Park.
Contact Gil - 742-5054

Kids Day
September 15th, 2007
Where: Culvers Parking Lot

Indian Agency House
Open Daily May 15th to October 15th from 10am to 4pm, Sunday 11am to 4pm
This site is owned and operated by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America.
Call 608-742-6362

Historic Surgeon's Quarters
Open seven days a week from May 15th to October 15th from 10am to 4pm. There is a nominal admission charge.
The site is owned and operated by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Call 608-742-2949

Contact the Portage Area Chamber of Commerce for more information on all of these community events at 742-6242 or or visit their Web page at

The Fall/Winter portion of this page will be updated for the 2007/2008 season when more information is available.

Community Activities - Fall/Winter 2006/2007

Portage Youth Sports Activities

Girls and Boys Club Basketball Grades 4th - 8th
Contact: Mark Considine at 742-7816 for more information.

Curling Club

You haven't really experienced winter until you've become familiar with curling, a sport brought here by Scottish immigrants. Call the curling club at 742-0387 to find out more.

Down hill runs with lodge, rentals and instruction.
Call Cascade Montain at 742-5588.
See seasonal ticket page for discount passes to Cascade Mountain.

Portage Youth Hockey
President: Deb Cantenacci
For Information call: 429-4006

Skating (Weather Permitting)
Pauquette Pond & Vets Memorial Hockey Rink.
All are non supervised areas.
Warming house hours at Paquette Park:
Monday - Friday 4:30 PM - 8 PM
Saturday - Sunday & Holidays 1 PM - 8 PM

Sledding (Weather Permitting)
Sunrise Park (Gully)
Warming house days and times to be announced.