25th Annual Performance of the Positivity Children’s Theatre

Friday, August 2, 2019   7 PM

Saturday-Sunday, August 3-4, 2 PM

La Pointe School
868 Whitefish
La Pointe, WI 54850

Come see the 25th Annual Performance of the Positivity Children’s Theatre Summer Program. Guided by Founder and Artist Director Julie Stryker, PCT employs local playwrights, actors, and musicians to assist island children in the process of creating an original presentation that often contains history and stories from Madeline Island and the region.

Their performance of their final product is open to the public, and ticket sales support the program.

For more information, contact Julie Stryker, 715.209.0417

 

Flutist Darren Thompson to perform at Native Art Show Reception

We are pleased to welcome Native Flutist Darren Thompson to Mooningwaanekaaning to perform at the Native Arts Registry Reception Saturday June 8, 2019 from 4 PM to 7 PM.

Darren Thompson is an educator, public speaker, journalist, and Native American flute player from the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Indian Reservation in Northern Wisconsin.  He has spent most of his adult life serving communities through leadership development, American Indian cultural awareness workshops, and the arts.His career as an American Indian musician began with a burning curiosity of a nearly lost instrument – the Native American flute – while an undergraduate at Marquette University. Within a short time he became a sought-after concert musician who shared both traditional American Indian flute songs as well as his original compositions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. He has shared the stage with many award-winning musicians, artists, and talents giving him the inspiration to thrive as an artist.

His dedication to the preservation of American Indian music has taken him to some of North America’s most prominent American Indian organizations and events, including the Grand Opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, the National Indian Education Association, the National Congress of American Indians, the North American Indigenous Games, America’s largest American Indian cultural festival, many universities, organizations, communities, and has recently began to share his talents internationally.

In 2009 Darren released his debut album, “The Song of Flower: Native American Songs from Ojibwe Country,” with Bear Tracks Digital Media, an American Indian owned production label.

In 2015, Darren released his second album “Between Earth and Sky: Native American Flute Music Recorded in the Black Hills,” with Drumhop Productions, an American Indian production label well-known in Indian Country that produces the annual Gathering of Nations Powwow CD and many others from throughout Turtle Island. Early in its release, Between Earth and Sky has received acclaim from media and professionals supporting the album’s intent – to preserve history. From the album’s success, Darren was awarded an artist-in-residence opportunity with the world’s largest monument, the Crazy Horse National Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Crazy Horse Memorial, Summer Concert Series 2016

Early in 2016, Darren was awarded a national business leadership award from the First People’s Fund, a national arts organization supporting established artists throughout Indian Country. In addition to his award, Darren was chosen to open for the Gathering of Nations Powwow, which is North America’s largest powwow, in Albuquerque, New Mexico to tens of thousands of people. He joined the former Native American Music Award Group of the Year Brulé in the summer months as an opening act, giving Darren the opportunity to share his culture and music with people from all over the world in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Highly acclaimed for his genuine sound, Darren earned a nomination from the Native American Music Awards for “Flutist of the Year” in 2016 for his album “Between Earth and Sky”!

Donations needed for LPC Wine Tasting Silent Auction

The 25th Annual  LPC Wine Tasting Gala and FUNdraiser is coming up fast: Sunday, May 26 at The Pub Restaurant and Wine Bar. Through the years, Islanders have looked forward to the opening of the high season, when we can mingle with returning Summer folks and early tourists after the long winter.

Once again we will rely on the generous nature of our members and neighbors to contribute something to the Silent Auction. We’re looking for art, music, books, gadgets, tools, donations of services, and even slightly used but still worthwhile memorabilia and objet d’art.

If you don’t know what what to donate, consider commissioning a local artist to create a special work of art, or purchase a piece by your favorite Island artist from one of the several island galleries. Other great ideas are gift certificates from local eateries and specialties stores, sports tickets, or consider donating some of your Madeline Island memorabilia—photos, artwork, or anything else that Island aficionados would appreciate! Know that proceeds from the sale of your donation will go to supporting Island art and artists, as we have for over 30 years.

Donations are still needed for our Silent Auction. They can be dropped off Monday and Tuesday from May 20 – 21, 10 AM – 2 PM in the basement of St. John’s Church, and Wednesday through Friday, May 22 – 24 at the Lightkeeper’s Lodge next to the Inn . Call Barbara at 715.209.5471 for more details. Donations are tax deductible.

 

LPC Wine Tasting Silent Auction Items Needed: Change of Venue

Donations are still needed for the 25th Annual La Pointe Center Wine Tasting Gala & Silent Auction. They can be dropped off Monday and Tuesday from May 20 – 21, 10 AM – 2 PM in the basement of St. John’s Church, and Wednesday through Friday, May 22 – 24 at the Lightkeeper’s Lodge next to the Inn .

Tickets are now available online here.

Buy them at the Madeline Island Chamber of Commerce, the Madeline Island Ferry Line, The Inn on Madeline Island, and Stone’s Throw, 40 S. 2nd Street in Bayfield. Tickets include a round-trip passenger ferry ticket good until 7:30 PM May 26.

Call Barbara at 715.209.5471 for more details. Donations are tax deductible and $20 of your LPC Wine Tasting ticket is, too!.

Donations needed for LPC Wine Tasting Silent Auction

The 25th Annual  LPC Wine Tasting Gala and FUNdraiser is coming up fast: Sunday, May 26 at The Pub Restaurant and Wine Bar. Through the years, Islanders have looked forward to the opening of the high season, when we can mingle with returning Summer folks and early tourists after the long winter.

Through the years, we have relied on the generous nature of our members and neighbors to contribute something to the Silent Auction. We’re looking for art, music, books, gadgets, tools, donations of services, and even slightly used but still worthwhile memorabilia and objet d’art.

If you don’t know what what to donate, consider commissioning a local artist to create a special work of art, or purchase a piece by your favorite Island artist from one of the several island galleries. Other great ideas are gift certificates from local eateries and specialties stores, sports tickets, or consider donating some of your Madeline Island memorabilia—photos, artwork, or anything else that Island aficionados would appreciate! Know that proceeds from the sale of your donation will go to supporting Island art and artists, as we have for over 30 years.

Donations are still needed for our Silent Auction. They can be dropped off from May 20 – 24, 10 AM – 2 PM in the basement of St. John’s Church. Call Barbara at 715.209.5471 for more details. Donations are tax deductible.

 

Final FREE Summer Concert: Molly O, Aug 9 5:30 PM

Join us for the last FREE Summer Concert this Thursday, August 9 at the Harry Nelson Rec Center. We proudly present one of our favorite locals, Molly O, of Molly and the Danger Band. Molly will be performing her rock/country/jazz/bluegrass/celtic Americana cocktail with her talented sideman Randy Wydra. Show starts at 5:30. Bring dinner, or grab a Bent Paddle and a brat from Charlie at the show.

On behalf of everyone here at the La Pointe Center, we say thank you, Madeline Island, for making our FREE Summer Concert Series a success! See you next summer!

LPC Free Summer Concert Series Begins July 5: Pat Donohue

Be sure to come down to the Harry Nelson Rec Center Thursday July 5, 5:30 PM for the first of the FREE Summer Concert Series sponsored by the La Pointe Center! Pat Donohue, grammy award-winning guitarist and singer/songwriter will be our first show! Bring some dinner, or pick something up at one of the many island restaurants, or grab a beer and a brat at the show! Looking forward to a great season of concerts!