Events
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October 2016

AutumnFest

Pearl Island 5K Fun Run/Walk at 8 am. Pontoon Rides on the Mill Race 9 am - 3 pm. Famrers/Crafters Market 9 am - 3 pm. Pumpkin bowling and kids' activities like bouncy house and petting zoo 9 am - 3 pm. Trick or treat at participating businesses 10 am - noon. Food Stands 10 am - 3. Costume parade at noon. Chili Contest, Beer Stand, Hayrides and more. Info: brodheadchamberofcommerce@gmail.com

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 22: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

New Glarus Farmers Market

Fall Festival

Food booths, games, vendors, arts and crafts. Live music with Madison County at Abracadabra Limousine Service from 7 - 11 pm. More info at 608.862.3220.

Fire Department Open House

Live Music at Turner Hall

David Austin Band.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 22: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

Purchase for Paws

  • Monroe
  • 10/6/2016 - 10/7/2016
  • 608.325.9600

Garage sale and bake sale to benefit Green County Humane Society.

50th Anniversary - Green County Historic Society Museum

  • Green County Historic Museum, 1617 - 9th St.
  • Monroe
  • 10/7/2016
  • 4 - 7 pm

Browse the artifacts and meet up with local historians.

Brooklyn Historical Society Open House

Speaker, themed and historical displays, refreshments. Find more info at Facebook.com/BAHSWI or email brooklynhistory@msn.com

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 22: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

Gathering of Rogues and Ruffians

Renaissance Faire - Performers of all kinds waiting to entertain you. Singers, musicians, jugglers, thespians and others that defy description. Crafters, artisans, food merchants, and other purveyors of baubles and trinkets (all dressed in period garb) are happily willing to trade with you; their wares for your gold. Military and other re-enactors will show off their great weaponry and the joys of living during the enlightened Renaissance times. Of course our perennial favorite, the Midwest Knife and Axe Throwers will also be in attendance, where patrons of all ages can learn to throw knives and axes, sticking them is something again.

Sponsored by Shakespeare on the Edge Inc.

Stamp, Coin & Postcard Show

  • Monroe Moose Lodge
  • Monroe
  • 10/8/2016
  • 9 AM - 2:30 PM

Covers, dealers, exhibits. Always held second Saturday in October. Info: rdriese@tds.net

Autumn Fiber Extravaganza at Rainbow Fleece Farm

Celebrating National Spinning and Weaving Week - the Autumn Fiber Extravaganza features Rigid Heddle weaving, using an Ashford Blending Board, spinning and knitting. On Saturday - fiber artist Karen Johnson will demonstrate scarf weaving. Sunday, Donna Smith of Irish Ridge Alpacas will spin and weave. Both days feature make and take needlefelting. Sunday - Roberta Barham will share a pattern for felted/knitted roving slippers.

New Glarus Farmers Market

Swiss Historical Village Harvest Fest

Connect with 19th century Swiss immigrant life at our annual Harvest Fest where daily routines and responsibilities of the past - cheese making, blacksmithing, yarn spinning, basket weaving - are re-created. Enjoy a Swiss brätzeli cookie-making demonstration. Talk to Civil War re-enactors, the "Bee Man," a wheelwright and a sausage maker. (You can even buy their products!) For those of you who are feeling ambitious, practice your three Rs in a one-room schoolhouse. After all that work, relax and enjoy some live music on our picturesque grounds. Enjoy special event reduced admission.

Swiss Steak Dinner

  • Brooklyn Community Building
  • Brooklyn
  • 10/9/2016
  • 3:30 pm
  • 608.455.3852

Sponsored by Brooklyn Lutheran Church.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Dale Dahmen and the Polka Beats.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 22: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

Our Wisconsin Environment - the Land Ethic

As a guiding philosophy for our relationship with the natural world, the land ethic has deep roots in Wisconsin's conservation history. Curt Meine will trace that history, connecting the stories of Wisconsin's Native Americans, scientists, writers, educators, landowners, policy-makers, and citizen advocates. This can prepare us to ask the hard questions: How well are we living up to that legacy--in Wisconsin and beyond? What does the future hold for the land ethic as an evolving idea? Curt D. Meine is director for conservation biology and history with the Center for Humans and Nature, senior fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation, research associate with the International Crane Foundation, and associate adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Meine has written and edited several books including most notably Aldo Leopold: His Life and Work He is coeditor of The Essential Aldo Leopold, both published by the University of Wisconsin Press. He is currently coediting a collection of essays titled the Driftless Reader.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 22: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

New Glarus Farmers Market

OktoBBQfest

  • Village Park
  • Browntown
  • 10/15/2016
  • 8 am - ?
  • 608.966.3273

Car show at noon, bbq cook-off (judging is at 1:00 pm sharp), and the garden tractor/atv pulls will begin at 2:00pm. Music, a 50/50 raffle, concession stand. This is a fundraiser for the Light Up Browntown Christmas decoration fund. Please call Donna Wyss at 608-966-3273 or 558-8543, or email at browntown.clerk@tds.net with any questions.

Tailgate party

Food, tailgating games, raffles, prizes, drinks and Badgers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes. $30 per person or $50 per couple.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Goodtime Dutchmen Trio.

Live Music at Hawk's Mill

Live music with Hugo.

Wisconsin Brass Quintet

Get ready for a truly exceptional musical experience! Regarded as one of the "superb brass ensembles in the US," the widely-acclaimed Wisconsin Brass Quintet has maintained a position at the forefront of brass chamber music since founding in 1972. Their performances and recordings have been acclaimed by nationally recognized musicians and critics. In this exciting program, Wisconsin Brass Quintet members Mark Hetzler (trombone), Matthew Onstad (trumpet), Tom Curry (tuba), John Aley (trumpet), and Daniel Grabois (horn) showcase their expertise in and commitment to performing new repertoire from contemporary composers as well as works from the Renaissance era.

Albany Historical Society Meeting

  • Albany Historical Society, 117 N. Water St.
  • Albany
  • 10/18/2016
  • 7 pm

Program - PJ Francis "Pioneers of Aviation".

Albany Historical Society Meeting

  • Albany Historical Society, 117 N. Water St.
  • Albany
  • 10/18/2016
  • 7 pm

Program - Richard Proenneke - video - Alone in the Wilderness.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 22: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

Legend of Marlingshaw Manor - Haunted House

  • Monroe Theatre Guild, 910 16th Ave
  • Monroe
  • 10/20/2016 - 10/23/2016
  • 7 - 11 pm
  • 608.324.6530
  • www.monroetheatre.com

Marlingshaw Manor is a lovely estate that is finally for sale. The secrets within are a bit much to bare. Would you buy this house? Admission $10 - rated PG-13.

New Glarus Farmers Market

Color Run

5K run and 1 mile walk. Sponsored by St. Victor School - celebrating 100 years of faith, knowledge and service.

Artifact Show

  • Monticello Schools
  • Monticello
  • 10/23/2016
  • 8 am - 2 pm
  • 608.329.4781
  • monticello-wi.com

Native American Indian & Pre-Columbian Artifacts - dealers & displays.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Greg Anderson Band.

4th Annual Paul VandeBurg Memorial Chili Cook-Off

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 10/23/2016
  • 11:00 AM
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Proceeds to benefit 2016 Tour for Cancer. Cooking 11 am, Tasting 3 pm, Judging 5 pm.

Paint Night

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 10/26/2016
  • 6 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.paintnite.com

"Haunted Hill" presented by Green Chicks Studio.

Midday Masterworks Series

"Music for Royal Weddings" is the title for the program of the Midday Masterworks organ mini-recital series. Established in 2002 by Monroe organist, Deborah Krauss Smith, as a way to feature the new 39-rank, three-manual Berghaus pipe organ at the United Methodist Church of Monroe, the free half-hour mini-recitals are presented quarterly from 12:15 - 12:45 pm, each with a different theme.  A late afternoon reprise of the program, from 5:15 - 5:45 pm, was added in 2008 to showcase Monroe St. Victor Church's new Matthew Ronald Buholzer Memorial Pipe Organ.

Both churches are handicap-accessible, and the public is welcome to attend the free concerts.

Midday Masterworks Series

"Music for Royal Weddings" is the title for the program of the Midday Masterworks organ mini-recital series. Established in 2002 by Monroe organist, Deborah Krauss Smith, as a way to feature the new 39-rank, three-manual Berghaus pipe organ at the United Methodist Church of Monroe, the free half-hour mini-recitals are presented quarterly from 12:15 - 12:45 pm, each with a different theme.  A late afternoon reprise of the program, from 5:15 - 5:45 pm, was added in 2008 to showcase Monroe St. Victor Church's new Matthew Ronald Buholzer Memorial Pipe Organ.

Both churches are handicap-accessible, and the public is welcome to attend the free concerts.

Legend of Marlingshaw Manor - Haunted House

  • Monroe Theatre Guild, 910 16th Ave
  • Monroe
  • 10/27/2016 - 10/31/2016
  • 7 - 11 pm
  • 608.324.6530
  • www.monroetheatre.com

Marlingshaw Manor is a lovely estate that is finally for sale. The secrets within are a bit much to bare. Would you buy this house? Admission $10 - rated PG-13.

UFO Day

Parade at 1 pm, family fun, costumes, crafters and vendors in Library Park.

Oktoberfest at Turner Hall

Carol and the Keynotes and the Greg Anderson Band.

Haunted Mill Ride

(21 miles) Monroe to Orangeville, IL & back. Meet at Monroe Trailhead Shelter. Don a costume and join the fun on our spookiest ride of the year. Bring your trail pass, front & rear bike lights.

Halloween Bash

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 10/29/2016
  • 9 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Live Music with The Playground of Sound; Costume Contest at 11 pm with prizes.

Halloween at Hawk's Mill

Come celebrate Halloween with us. We will be having a costume contest with some faBOOlous prizes. As always we will have our delicious Wisconsin made wines, and other refreshments.

Oktoberfest at Turner Hall

Gary's Ridgeland Dutchmen and the Zweifel Brothers.

Spooky Tunnel Ride

(7.5 miles) Belleville to Stewart Tunnel and Back. Meet at Trail Parking Lot near Library Park in Belleville. A fun easy ride to the tunnel - with refreshments when you get there. Bring a trail pass, bike light and wear a costume.

Scare on the Square

Parade at 4:30 followed by "trunk or treat" - line up on the west side. Sponsored by Main Street Monroe.