Nordic Ski Club
of Milwaukee
 

Events

Our current 4 month calendar: March, 2015 thru June, 2015 Calendar of Events

The Nordic Ski Club of Milwaukee welcomes newcomers and prospective members to any of our events.

To add an event, email details to nordicskiclub.mke@gmail.com.

The Nordic Ski Club will occasionally list events sponsored by other organizations. The Club and these other organizations are separate and distinct. The Club provides information without compensation about other events solely as a service to members or guests who may be interested in such outings. The Club has no control or voice in managing these events.  Members and guests should exercise their own judgment and participate in these events cautiously and at their own risk.

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, May 30, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • 2000 Cobblestone Ct, Waukesha

    Join Paul and Rita Keber for a bike ride from their Waukesha home on Saturday, May 30 beginning at 10:00 am. Please arrive by 9:45 am so that you don’t miss the start.  We will hit a few hills as we head south thru Waukesha for four miles till we reach the Glacier Drumlin Trail. Once we hit the trail, we will head east a couple of miles and then south along the scenic Fox River Parkway until we arrive at Fox River Park.  The bike trail is mostly flat and completely paved.  The ride to the park is 10 miles where we’ll take a short break before heading back to the Keber’s home.  If you have lots of energy, you can do one or more optional hilly park loops of 2.5 miles before heading back.  Once back we’ll fire up the grill and enjoy a cookout while we relax out on the patio.  Bring your Wisconsin Trail Pass for the Glacier Drumlin portion of the ride.  This is the same trail pass that is used at the Lapham Peak ski trails.  A daily pass can be purchased on the trail for $4.00.

    Directions to Keber’s: Take I-94 west to the County T (Waukesha/Pewaukee) exit, which is just after the Hwy 16 exit.  Turn left and head south 1 mile to Northview Road (a stoplight intersection where Cty T goes down from two to one lane).  Turn right and go 2 short blocks to Pebble Valley Rd.  Turn right and go 2 blocks to Cobblestone Ct. on your left (about 0.2 miles).  Turn left onto Cobblestone Ct. and it’s the first house on your right (2000 Cobblestone Court).  You can park anywhere on Cobblestone Ct. or Pebble Valley Rd.  For additional information call Paul or Rita at 262-547-4827 or email them at pkeber@milwpc.com.  Please RSVP if you plan on joining us for the cookout after the ride.

    • Friday, June 05, 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Steaming Cup, 340 W Main, Waukesha
    Meet your NSCM friends at the Steaming Cup, 340 W Main, Waukesha. Then venture out to explore the streets of Historic Downtown Waukesha, including free, live, outdoor music, a variety of restaurants, and unique shops. Waukesha is proud to be the hometown of guitar legend Les Paul--and was honored as a new Gibson company "Guitar Town" in 2012. The many unique 10 foot guitars, and the playable Gibson guitars, can be viewed on the Guitar Walking Tour. And special events & music are planned for the first Friday Night Live of 2015 on June 5th
    For more information, call or e-mail event leader Kayleen Kauffman at 262-549-2389 or kgkauffman@yahoo.com

    • Saturday, June 06, 2015
    • 9:30 AM
    • Evergreen Grove Shelter, W329 N846 Co. C, Delafield

    Meet us at Lapham Peak State Park at the Evergreen Shelter as we enjoy a late spring hike on the Ice Age Trail, celebrating National Trails Day with outdoor enthusiasts around the country.

    Meet at 9:00am for registration, snacks and refreshments. The hike distance will be approximately 4-5 miles with a shorter 2 mile hike option available. The hike is rated moderate due to hills and distance. Please wear comfortable hiking boots and dress appropriately for the weather. Bring water, bug spray, and sunscreen. Water to refill bottles and snacks will be provided. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet in length and under the owner's control at all times when on the Ice Age Trail.

    Watch for the yellow and black Ice Age Trail Event signs to guide you to the parking lot. There is no entry fee or parking pass required to enter the park on National Trails Day. Trail passes, park and forest admission sticker passes are waived for the weekend.

    The park is located 3/4 mile south of I-94 on County Hwy C (Delafield exit). Click here for a map to the starting location. For more information, contact organizer Becky White at 414-294-9619 or wht_bcky@yahoo.com.

    • Saturday, June 06, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • North of the town of Cedarburg in Ozaukee County
    Enjoy a fun canoe trip on a small but interesting river north of the town of Cedarburg in Ozaukee County. This Glacier State Paddlers canoe trip will be held on Saturday, June 6 on a river suitable for beginners. We will meet at 10:00 am and shuttle vehicles before beginning the trip. Please bring a bag lunch and beverage for the trip. The trip will start at Creekside Park east of Granville Rd (Cty Y) on Cedar Creek Rd. Take Hwy 60 to Granville Rd and go 1 mile north before turning right on Cedar Creek Rd. Or take Cty N (76th St) north to Hwy 143 just south of Hwy 60, turn left on Hwy 143 and follow it 1.2 miles north before turning left on Cedar Creek Rd. The trip will pass thru the Covered Bridge County Park and will end at Boy Scout Park in Cedarburg after about 8 miles.

    Call AYH trip leader Lois Brown at 414-535-0014 to reserve a spot on the trip and to get trip details. Identify yourself as a Nordic Ski Club member. Canoe rental cost is a maximum of $6.00 per person. Money should be paid directly to Lois. There is no fee if you have your own canoe or kayak.
    • Wednesday, June 17, 2015
    • 6:00 PM
    • Call GSP trip leader Bill Ross for trip details
    What better way to enjoy an early summer evening than a twilight paddle on the Milwaukee River? Join other Nordics and Glacier State Paddlers members Wednesday evening on June 17 starting at 6:00 pm and ending at dusk. We’ll paddle the Milwaukee River through downtown Milwaukee and will end before it gets dark.

    Call GSP trip leader Bill Ross at 414-332-1889 to reserve a spot on the trip and to get trip details (where to meet, etc.). Identify yourself as a Nordic Ski Club member. Canoe rental cost is a maximum of $2.00 per person for this trip. Money should be paid directly to Bill. There is no fee if you have your own canoe or kayak.
    • Saturday, June 20, 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Hausmann Nature Center, Lapham Peak State Park, W329 N846 Co. C Delafield, WI 53018
    Join fellow Nordics for a fun-filled evening of music featuring Tom Klein (A.K.A. the Bike Doctor) and The Front sponsored by the Friends of Lapham Peak. Join us in the back of the Hausmann Nature Center. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy great music outdoors. In case of inclement weather the concert will be inside the Nature Center. Brats and beer will be available for purchase. Cost: $10.00 for adults, 12-18 years $5.00; kids 11 and under are free. Proceeds from this event benefits snowmaking and other park projects.

    We are still looking for volunteers to assist at the event. If you are available to assist for an hour or two, please contact Rita Keber rkeber@milwpc.com or 262-547-4827 by June 15
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    • Friday, June 26, 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Steaming Cup, 340 W Main, Waukesha
    Meet your NSCM friends at the Steaming Cup, 340 W Main, Waukesha. Then venture out to explore the streets of Historic Downtown Waukesha, including free, live, outdoor music, a variety of restaurants, and unique shops. Waukesha is proud to be the hometown of guitar legend Les Paul--and was honored as a new Gibson company "Guitar Town" in 2012. The many unique 10 foot guitars, and the playable Gibson guitars, can be viewed on the Guitar Walking Tour.

    For more information, call or e-mail event leader Kayleen Kauffman at 262-549-2389 or kgkauffman@yahoo.com

    • Saturday, June 27, 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Rock River & County MM, Lebanon WI
    Join the Glacier State Paddlers for a fun day trip along a scenic section of the upper Rock River. The canoe trip will begin at Cty Road MM and end at Kaul Park near Cty CW for a distance of 11 miles. A 6 mile option to Harnischfager Park will also be offered. This trip is suitable for beginners. Meet at the Rock River on County MM at 10:00 am about a mile east of the town of Lebanon. Take Hwy 67 almost 10 miles north of Oconomowoc and turn left on Cty MM. The river is about 3 miles west of Hwy 67. Please bring a bag lunch, beverage, and gloves to protect your hands.

    Call Mike Craig, GSP trip leader and Nordic member, at 414-552-5011 to reserve a spot on the trip and to get trip details (where to meet, etc.). Identify yourself as a Nordic Ski Club member. Canoe rental cost is a maximum of $6.00 per person. Money should be paid directly to Mike. There is no fee if you have your own canoe or kayak.
    • Saturday, July 04, 2015
    • 8:15 PM
    • State Fair Park, 640 S. 84th St. West Allis, WI 53214
    You can watch fireworks from about 20 cities to the east, north and south from the comfort of seats high in the bleachers at State Fair Park in West Allis on July 4. For the ninth year in a row Nordic Ski Club members will gather for this 180-degree view of fireworks in the distance while the West Allis display looms large in front. Note that this is Saturday night, July 4, when most suburbs hold their fireworks. (Milwaukee’s downtown fireworks are July 3.) Gary Braun and Paula Brookmire will meet you at 8:15 p.m. in the center section of the bleachers, within the top five rows, in the blue seats. These seats have full backs, and restrooms are not far away. Call us to R.S.V.P.: (414) 527-0040. Check the West Allis city website for fireworks and entertainment times, parking tips and construction updates.

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