MANITOWOC – Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, 1816 10th St., Two Rivers, will hold its annual free open house from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. June 10.
Tour the museum to learn about wood type and Hamilton’s place in Two Rivers’ manufacturing history; make and take your own print; try a Scavenger Hunt challenge and win a prize; see a demonstration of the pantograph in action; see a demonstration of the border stamping machine in action; view the two contemporary letterpress exhibits in the gallery; and enjoy light refreshments.
Extend the celebration to 4-6 p.m. in the gallery for light refreshments at the New Impressions exhibit reception..
In its 24th year, the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum offers more than 40,000 square feet of exhibits celebrating wood type and letterpress printing. The museum commemorates the Hamilton Manufacturing Company’s contributions to local manufacturing, industry-wide technological innovation, and American printing and typography. See historic printing and typecutting equipment in action, marvel at the world’s largest collection of wood type (roughly 1.5 million pieces), and wander through a contemporary gallery space exhibiting fresh letterpress art.
For more details, go to woodtype.org or call 920-794-6272.
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▶ Two Rivers Farmers’/Crafters’ Market open for the season: The new season for the Two Rivers Farmers’/Crafters’ Market began May 23.
The market is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday as well as on Thursday evenings through the last Saturday in October.
The Two Rivers Farmers’/Crafters’ Market is in East Central Park near 17th and Washington streets across the street from Schroeder’s and near City Hall.
If interested in selling crafts, produce, baked goods or other types of food, a number of vendor spots remain available. People can contact the Two Rivers Parks & Recreation Department at 920-793-5592 for more details.
Among the items for sale at the market are eggs, honey, plants, jellies and jams, salsa, and other canned goods, as well as crafts. Crafts include jewelry, soy candles, fleece blankets, and macramé items like dog leashes and plant hangers. There are also knitted items including slippers, scarves, hats, mittens, catnip mice, scrubbies, dishcloths, potholders, hotpads and more.
Fresh vegetables and fruits are available as the season progresses.
▶ LTC to host disc golf tournament June 24: Lenny’s Lakeshore Open 2023 Disc Golf Tournament is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 24 on the Lakeshore Technical College Cleveland Campus.
Play a fun round of 18-hole disc golf and enjoy lunch from local food trucks.
Play any time during the flex event and be eligible for prizes.
Cost is $25 per player and includes a T-shirt, disc, lunch voucher and more. There is a three-person group minimum.
Food trucks will be available 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
First place in the tournament will get $500, second place $300 and third place $100.
Email [email protected] or call 1-888-GO TO LTC for more information.
▶ United Way Manitowoc County rallying volunteers for Day of Action: United Way’s Annual Day of Action is a global day of service where people from across the world volunteer their time to create positive change.
June 16, United Way Manitowoc County is again mobilizing volunteers — individuals, company teams and community groups — to give back and invest their time in Manitowoc County.
In addition to United Way hosting two of its own projects, seven other local nonprofits are participating in Day of Action 2023 and are seeking volunteers to help with their projects.
Volunteers will arrive at United Way Manitowoc County’s office at 7:30 a.m. that day for a light breakfast and event kickoff before departing for their respective project locations.
Projects will be completed by 12:30 p.m. and then all volunteers are encouraged to return to United Way for lunch.
To participate in Day of Action, view project details and sign up for a project, visit United Way Manitowoc County’s website at unitedwaymanitowoccounty.org. Contact Laura Drida at 920-682-8888 or [email protected] for more information.
▶ NAMI to host wellness group June 5: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Manitowoc County will host a wellness group beginning at 6 p.m. June 5.
The group will meet at Berkshire Hathaway, 907 S. Eighth St., Manitowoc, and include Phoenix Behavioral Health Services’ Paul Perales talking about depression, anxiety and more. He is a licensed clinical social worker and clinical director of counseling to Phoenix Behavioral Health Services. He specializes in children, teens, adults, couples and group therapy.
▶ Maritime Museum brings author for book-signing June 6: Wisconsin Maritime Museum, 75 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc, will host local author and TV host Dannelle Gay for a book-signing of “100 Things to Do in Wisconsin Before You Die” from 5 to 8 p.m. June 6.
According to a news release, Gay fills the pages of “100 Things to Do in Wisconsin Before You Die” with insider tips and itineraries for every season.
For more details, contact the Maritime Museum at 920-684-0218 or online at wisconsinmaritime.org.
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