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APRIL 2017

April 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017: Jones Market’s Sundae of the Month for April

Happy Birthday Jones Market!  Come celebrate with April’s sundae of the month.  Two scoops birthday cake ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream and a cherry.  YUM!

Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Jones Market, Jones Market, 601 Jones Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538

www.shopjonesmarket.com/

920-691-0253

April 20, 2017 - June 4, 2017: South Pacific

One of the most celebrated of all shows by the most celebrated of all musical teams, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC is a story of love, of heroism, of courage, of optimism, of America. Set during World War II this epic tale is told with humor, passion, beauty, action, and one of Broadway’s most impressive musical scores featuring such unforgettable songs as “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair,” “There Is Nothing Like a Dame,” “I’m in Love With A Wonderful Guy,” and the beautifully haunting “Bali Ha’i.” This is one of the very few musicals to have earned the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Fireside is proud to present this timeless classic in an all new sumptuous production.

Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday

The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI, USA

https://www.firesidetheatre.com

800-477-9505

April 30, 2017: Wisconsin Chamber Choir w/Full Orchestra

For 18 seasons, the Madison-based Choir has established a reputation for excellence in the performance of choral music from the Baroque to the 21st century. Artistic director, Dr. Robert Gehrenbeck, leads the 40 member Wisconsin Chamber Choir, joined by the UW-Whitewater Chamber Choir, with their a cappella choral singing and professional orchestral accompaniment comprised of members of the Madison Symphony Orchestra, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra. The Wisconsin Chamber Choir appointed Dr. Robert Gehrenbeck Artistic Director in June 2008. Dr. Gehrenbeck continues to take the Wisconsin Chamber Choir to a high performance level with innovative programming.

2:00pm

Young Auditorium, 930 W Main St - Whitewater, WI 53190

www.youngauditorium.com

Box Office: 262-472-2222

MAY 2017

May 2, 2017 - May 3, 2017: Jim Brady Trio

It’s been quite some time since the Gospel Music world has seen the merger of such a talented musical force. Jim began singing with his family at the age of five and was writing songs by the time he turned 16. Melissa was an integral part of her musical family long before she met Jim. When the two married, Jim joined Melissa traveling and singing with The Shulers before the opportunity came for him to join The Booth Brothers. Over his twelve years with them, the trio earned more than 100 industry honors including eight Baritone of the Year awards for Jim. Melissa was busy with her own career as well. She holds a Master’s in Songwriting from Berkley School of Music, writes for The Singing News, Gospel Music Quarterly and Homecoming magazines, and is the host of the Something Beautiful Women’s Conference. In 2014 Jim and Melissa felt the time was right to answer a new call and embark on their own ministry, along with Layke Jones as The Jim Brady Trio. They are living proof that God’s ways are higher than ours, and He has great plans for them!

Tuesday matinee arrival at 10:30 a.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday evening arrival at 5:00 p.m.

The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI, USA

https://www.firesidetheatre.com

800-477-9505

May 6, 2017 - October 28, 2017: Fort Farmers Market

FARM & BAKED GOODS

Organic Cheese, Cheese Curds, Grassfed Beef, Organic Chicken, Local Elk, Sausage & Fish, Shrimp Platters, Wheat Bread, Specialty Breads, French Artisan Baguettes, Honey, Jam, Mustard, Hot Fudge Sauce, Syrup, Pancake & Bread mixes, and more.

ARTS & CRAFTS SATURDAYS
Enjoy over 10 additional arts and crafts vendors including woodworkers, knitters, quilters, jewelers, ceramists and more!

Each Saturday offers live music by regionally acclaimed musicians.  Special Community Programs include Arts Saturday with 15 additional arts producers, Dairy Days in June, monthly educational programs such as gardening and cooking demonstrations, Community Arts Projects, Hayrides, Bouncy House, Face Painting, Costume Contests, Wellness Programs and more!

Milwaukee St. Municipal Parking Lot
Across from the Post Office. 1 Block off of Main St next to the River Walk. Downtown Fort Atkinson.

8am-12pm every Saturday

, Milwaukee Avenue Municipal Parking Lot, Fort Atkinson, WI (across from the Post Office)

fortfarmersmarket.com

(920) 563-3210

May 6, 2017 - May 7, 2017: Clay Collective Studio Tour

The Clay Collective presents an all clay, driving tour of seven area studio potters, with over 250 years combined experience, displaying new works from their spring firings.  Studios and galleries will be open with new work on display.

Hope to see you!  Here’s a link to more information.

 

Touring the rural art studios in the Cambridge area.

 

 

10am - 5pm

Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce, Cambridge Area, Cambridge, WI 53523

www.theclaycollective.org

608-423-4507

May 8, 2017 - September 11, 2017: Fort Atkinson Cruise Nights

Join us for the 14th season of Fort Aktinson Cruise Nights for music, food, old cars, and more! Featuring over 400 vehicles including restored vintage trucks, tractors, and classic automobiles. The Fort Atkinson Generals will provide the food stand and Kent’s Ice Cream will have their famous Big Bar available for purchase.

The second Monday of the month from May to September, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

, Jones Park, Fort Atkinson, WI

www.kentsbigbar.com

920-563-7501

May 10, 2017: Lake Mills Artisan/Farmers’ Market

Artisan Farmers MarketEvery Wednesday from 2pm until 6:30pm, Commons Park in downtown Lake Mills comes alive with over 50 vendors selling fresh local produce, baked goods, crafts and more.

Make Commons Park your destination every Wednesday, from May through October . And don’t worry about making dinner on Wednesdays – our Farmers’ Market food vendors have it all! Pizza, barbeque, beverages and much more!

The Lake Mills Farmers’ Market is brought to you by the Lake Mills Main Street Program.

2:00pm until 6:30pm

, Lake Mills, WI

www.LegendaryLakeMills.com

920-648-6721

May 13, 2017: Friends of the Cambridge Library Plant Sale

The annual Friends of the Library Plant Sale is held in May and provides an opportunity for gardening enthusiasts to share their spring plantings. Hundreds of plants are available from prairie plants to woodland plants to beautiful garden plants and a variety of hostas. Master Gardeners are on hand to answer questions about how, when and where the plants grow best. You are welcome to share your plantings, or attend the sale and purchase inexpensively priced plants and pottery.

9am start

Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce, 200 Spring Street, Cambridge, WI 53523

www.cambridgelibraryfriends.org/

608-423-3900

May 13, 2017: Touch A Truck Bike Rodeo

Join us for the annual Touch-A-Truck event! Don’t miss your chance to see the vehicles that fascinate you up close and hands on, including emergency and military vehicles, farm equipment, race cars and much more.

Registration is not required for this free event.

Don’t forget your camera for this wonderful photo opportunity!

In conjunction with Touch-A-Truck, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office will also be hosting a bike rodeo. A bike rodeo is designed to be a fun, educational and hands on way for children and parents to learn about bike safety. There will also be a bike technician available to do a safety check on the bikes. An adult must attend along with the bike riders. Free bike helmets will be provided for the first 50 participants to arrive. Participants who complete the course will be eligible for a prize drawing.

10am - 12pm

, 403 Blue Jay Way, Cambridge, WI 53523, USA

www.cambridgecap.net

608-423-8108

May 20, 2017: Watertown City Wide Rummage Sale

Hosted by the Watertown Daily Times.

Many sales begin at 9am, some sooner

, watertown, wi

www.wdtimes.com

920-261-4949

May 20, 2017: Concert on the Lawn

Free Concert on the Lawn at the Hoard Historical Museum featuring the Briarpickers, a mandolin and violin duo from Middleton. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy live music while enjoying the beauty of the the Museum Lawn and Gardens.

Seating is first-come, first served on the lawn. The Museum will be open and accessible during the concert and program.

3pm-5pm

, 401 Whitewater Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI

hoardmuseum.org/

920-563-7769

May 20, 2017: Fiesta 5k Run

5k run to promote positive cross-cultural attitudes in our multicultural community.  The 5k will be followed by cultural entertainment including live Mariachi music and Mexican food. 

9am

, 1508 Neenah St, Watertown wi

www.fiestacultural.org/

920-261-6320

May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017: Fort Koshkonong Rendezvous

Take a step back in time with the early pioneers of the 1800s, as people reenact this historical time period.  Stroll through the park and view demonstrations and exhibits of how tasks were accomplished.  Demonstrations include black powder shooting and competition, pioneer demonstrations, interactive old-time chores, birch bark canoe demonstration, and blacksmithing. Sit back and relax on a horse-drawn wagon or sample fry bread, root beer, and kettle corn from our camp chefs.

This year, visitors will see tools from the 18th and 19th century and learn about the wood working trades, the types of woods that were used, and how barns are assembled. A sawyer reenactment will demonstrate hewing round logs into square beams often used in the construction of log homes and cabins.

Visitors will capture the lifestyle, from clothing worn by the pioneers to their housing.  Continue on to see the old “Fort”, a replica for local militia units during the Black Hawk War of 1832.

Free parking is available.

Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 9am-4pm

Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce, Rock River Park, 1300 Lillian St, Fort Atkinson, WI

www.fortchamber.com

(920) 563-3210

May 27, 2017: Ripley Park Opening Day

The gates of Ripley Park will open at 9 am on Saturday, marking yet another wonderful summer in Cambridge, Wis. Located on the west shores of Lake Ripley, Ripley Park is an 18 acre park privately owned by the Cambridge Foundation and managed by the Cambridge Community Activities Program. Ripley Park has something for everyone – sandy beach, swimming, basketball, volleyball, tennis and more!

There will be FREE admission, special events and games all day long!

9 am

Lake Ripley Park, Ripley Park, N4310 Park Road, Cambridge

www.cambridgecap.net