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Apr. 26, 2016 -  Come Explore the New FHS Tech Fair - Florence High School is hosting a Tech Fair on Tuesday, April 26th from 1:30pm - 3pm in the High School Cafeteria to showcase unique learning opportunities and coursework at FHS (Fab Lab, NWTC dual credit courses etc) and learn more about our local industries and their job openings.
Apr. 23, 2016 -  King of Keyes Disc Golf Tournament - Disc Golf Singles Tournament with separate divisions for advanced, novice, women and over 50.
Apr. 21, 2016 -  12th Annual Sustainable Forestry Conference: Healthy Forests, Healthy Economies - The 12th Annual Sustainable Forestry Conference will be held Thursday, April 21st from 8am - 3:30pm at the Encore Ballroom in downtown Florence, WI. Preregistration is required. Sign-up early because space is limited. Loggers can receive continuing education credits.
Nov. 10, 2015 -  Shop at Christmas in Florence December 5th - To support your local economy, make sure to save the date for the 6th Annual “Christmas in Florence” event Saturday, December 5th. Come experience the sights and sounds of the season from 11 am - 4 pm at the Florence Community Center, Fire Hall and Florence Rescue Hall. Activities planned this year include horse drawn wagon rides sponsored by First National Bank of Niagara, a visit with Santa, stories from Mrs. Claus, Christmas craft projects for kids, a Shopping Bazaar with over 40 vendors, man-made snow for kids to play in, blocks of snow for creative snow sculpting, a community tree blessing ceremony and much more. This event is free and there are many door prizes to win.
Nov. 5, 2015 -  Florence Fab Lab Open House November 12th - The Florence County School District is hosting a Public Open House for their new Fab Lab on Thursday, November 12th, from 4:30-6:30pm at the high school on 400 Olive Ave in Florence. The new Fabrication Laboratory (Fab Lab) has been a place of excitement since the start of this school year. More students are finding out that the Fab Lab class is a unique multi disciplinary hands-on approach to learning. And the best part about it is they get to feel the satisfaction of making some really cool things. At the open house you will have an opportunity to see the equipment and discuss with staff and students what can be made. Currently the Fab Lab contains 2 Afinia H800 3D printers, a Roland Mini mill, Vinyl Cutter, Epilog Laser Engraver, Plasma Cam and CNC Router. Design software includes SolidWorks, Adobe Illustrator, and Aspire. Items can be made from wood, metal, vinyl, acrylic and polymers.
Oct. 29, 2015 -  Vendor Space Available at Christmas in Florence - The Florence County Chamber of Commerce is requesting craft and product vendors sign up now for the 6th Annual Christmas in Florence event on Saturday, December 5th from 11am until 4pm. Last year over 500 shoppers attended.
Sep. 17, 2015 -  Pharmacy Survey - Please take a short survey so we can add a pharmacy in the Florence Medical Center:
Sep. 15, 2015 -  New Keyes Peak "Off the Chains" Disc Golf Tournament - Fall is a great time to try a popular new outdoor activity – disc golf. Make plans to participate in the First Annual Keyes Peak “Off the Chains” Doubles Tournament on Saturday, October 10th at 11:15 am. Registration on October 10th is from 9:45 am to 10:45 am at the disc golf parking lot 3 miles south of Florence on Hwy 101 (follow the signs). Each team of 2 people pays $40 to play. 50% of the pot will be paid out to the top 3 finishing teams. The remaining 50% of the pot will fund additional course improvements. This best disc tournament has teams playing two rounds of 9 holes each. Plan to take some beautiful fall color pictures at the top of Keyes Peak from the signature hole #7 tee box overlooking the Lodge and Keyes Lake in the background. Camping is available at Keyes Lake Campground and participants are welcome to grill out by the course when the event is over. For more information about the league or tournament visit “events” at or call local course designer and volunteer Fred Erwin at 715-528-4338.

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