Mark Your Calendars for these Member Events!

Women's Wellness Walk

Chamber Golf Outing

BOS' Optimal Solutions, LLC

Join us to welcome Bos' Optimal Solutions to their New London location with a ribbon cutting ceremony!

Waupaca County

Are you an employer who finds transportation is a barrier for your employees? If so, we invite you to hop on this call on May 11th to learn more about a transportation initiative. We plan to update employers throughout New London on the ARPA fund project and next steps.

Zoom link here:
https://Tyson.zoom.us/j/7092338319?pwd=WUExeWphc3ZYbExyMFFRV3kxV0NZUT09

Mosquito Hill Nature Center

Spring Bird Hikes will be offered on Saturdays starting April 23rd-May 14th from 7:00 am to 10:00 am.
Spring is one of the most exciting seasons for birding! Come along for a casual, guided hike with a naturalist during the peak of the spring migration. Whether you are a beginner or expert level birder, all are welcome to attend one or any number of the offered hikes. Come dressed for the weather with good hiking shoes. Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair from us.
No charge.

Longevity Nutrition

{Miles In May: Metal Health Awareness}
What is our Miles in May Challenge? 
Longevity Nutrition is take steps in the right direction! The 50 Miles in May Challenge is to bring awareness of our mental health! We continue to help promote healthy nutrition and we know how just important it is to also have healthy minds. This challenge is an excellent opportunity to encourage physical activity among your co-workers, family, friends, and role model healthy behavior for our youth. You can even challenge people who are not even local to help SPREAD awareness even further!
-Here is how it works:
•50 miles must be completed outside
•You can walk, run or ride a bike etc..
•Track your miles with dates
•submit your tracker to the club before May 31st
We will then enter you into a chance to win 1 of 2 -  $20 Chamber Bucks to use in multiple different locations ! 
Stop in and get a Mental Health Awareness bracelet to help us raise our goal of $1,000 in May to support Rawhide outpatient Youth Services Therapy Centers.
**Optional: Take a picture of your view, your tracker, your shoes laced up, or any picture that represents the “Miles in May for Mental Health” and check into Longevity Nutrition and hashtag #MentalHealth4Longevity for a chance to win our weekly giveaways for SHARING our mission this month of bringing awareness!
Please share this post to spread the word and help us make an impact!

Cline & Hanson Funeral Home Inc.

New London Senior Center

Community Economic Development

Employee Ownership: A Business Succession and Retention Strategy

The need to identify strategies for retaining businesses as baby boomers retire is more urgent than ever. Conversion to employee ownership is gaining traction as an effective method for retaining businesses, jobs, and wealth in local communities. Join us for a webinar featuring representatives from employee-owned businesses who will share their personal experiences with the business conversion process and the benefits and challenges of employee ownership.

This webinar is free, but registration is required.

Who should attend?

  • Business owners or employees interested in learning about employee ownership,
  • Community and economic development professionals,
  • Chambers of commerce and small business development centers
  • Advisors to business owners
  • Local and regional policymakers

AMVETS

Mosquito Hill Nature Center

Build a Bug Box Workshop for Kids
Saturday, May 14th 10am-noon.
Build a bug box to temporarily hold butterflies and other insects for study. The box measures 5 1/2” wide x 7” high x 8” long. All instructions and supplies will be provided by Mike Hibbard, director/naturalist. Some basic hand tools will be needed, but extras will be provided if you don’t have them. After the boxes are completed, you will have a chance to try it out as we go on a “bug safari” to see what we can catch and release. The course is recommended for children ages 10+. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
$15/box
Registration and payment are due by May 1

Embarrass River Brigade Rendezvous
Saturday, May 14th & Sunday, May 15th.

Step back to a simpler time when beaver hides were the unit of currency and waterways were highways. Come visit a fur trapper’s rendezvous encampment, circa 1824, on top of Mosquito Hill.
Campers will demonstrate skills of the period dressed in clothing of that day. You may see fire starting with flint and steel, flint knapping to make arrow points, candle making, rope making, calligraphy and yarn spinning. Have a seat by the fire and hear the telling of tall tales. Learn about the difficult life of early American fur trappers and settlers.

New London Heritage Historical Society

School District of New London

Mosquito Hill Nature Center

Eat Your Weedies
Sunday, May 15th 12:30pm-2:30pm.
To forage, by definition, means to search for food or provisions. While many discredit the culinary and medicinal benefits of common weeds, such as dandelions, stinging nettles and chickweed, herbalists widely seek out these plants. Learn the basics of herbalism with naturalist Jessica Miller. Discuss the do’s and don’ts of foraging for plants and which ones to use for basic first-aid. Then head out on a seasonal “weed walk” around the property.
$8/person, $6/students, seniors, members
Registration and payment due May 8.

Rasasvada

Full Moon Meditation - Monday, May 16th at 6pm.
This is an open to the public mindful meditation, with a special Full Moon ritual. A time to relax yourself and move forward in life without feeling mentally heavy or drained. Meditation has many amazing effects on our mind and body:
-Reduces stress, anxiety, depression
-Increases energy levels
-Increases memory and decision making ability
-Induces calm and peacefulness
-Self love and acceptance
-Motivation
-Breath control
-Increased oxygen levels
-Improved sleep
-Reduces pain and tension
Please join us for an extra special evening of mindfulness with a full moon ritual! Give yourself the gift of being present. Please bring a mat or blanket to sit on.

Fox Valley Technical College

Longevity Nutrition

Who loves PIZZA?
Want to learn how we make a healthier pizza?
We will be showing you how to use our Protein Back goods to make a gluten free lower carb, lower calorie crust.
Plus we are going to learn a little self care and pamper ourselves with some samples of our skin care products and Mocktails!
Bar is open 5:30am till 6pm Wednesday and we will roll right into the workshop!

New London Public Library

Rawhide Youth Services

Mosquito Hill Nature Center

Birding Paddle
Saturday, May 21st 8:00am.
Enjoy the beauty of spring as we casually paddle down a portion of the Embarrass River. Who knows what exciting spring migrant birds we can find along the river’s edge? Bring your own canoe/kayak and paddling gear. Beginner or expert level paddlers and birders are welcome to join us. Binoculars are available to borrow from the nature center or bring your own. A cookout lunch will be provided following the paddle.
$8/person
Registration and payment due May 15.

New London Parks & Recreation - New London Senior Center

NXT Level Ultimate Sports Complex

New London Public Library

Bear Creek Lions Club

New London Hertiage Historical Society

Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce - Bazaar After Dark

Bazaar After Dark is back June 3, 2022 with a night market in New London, Wisconsin.
The market will be located along N. Water Street from Shawano Street to Pearl Street and along one block of S. Pearl Street to Waupaca Street.
Bazaar is an inclusive, family-friendly event. Attendees can expect to enjoy fresh food, live art, local business participation, live music, and a pet-welcoming atmosphere under the dim glow of Edison bulbs.

The Mob Bear Creek

Wolf River Classic Chevy Club

New London Parks & Recreation

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New London, WI 54961

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