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October 2018

En Guete Evening

Dutch treat menu - monthly themed gathering sponsored by Turner Hall's New World Swiss Club. First Tuesday of the month.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 20: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

First Thursday

Downtown Monroe's retail stores open for evening shopping.

Arsenic and Old Lace - presented by Monroe Theatre Guild

New Glarus Farmers Market

  • Hometown Pharmacy Parking Lot, 1101 Hwy. 69
  • New Glarus
  • 10/5/2018
  • 3 - 6:30 pm
  • www.swisstown.com

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 20: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

Live Music in Albany

  • 102 S. Mechanic
  • Albany
  • 10/6/2018

Live music starting in the afternoon with headliner Madison County from 7-11.

Robbie Fulks and His Band

Lost in the deserved accolades for being a fabulously unique, clever, and heartfelt writer is the fact that Robbie Fulks is also one of the best guitarists around. He can whip out songs in honky-tonk, country, bluegrass, power pop, or whatever strikes his ample whimsy at the time. As a skilled storyteller in song, his stories embody both richness and simplicity.

Autumn Fiber Extravaganza at Rainbow Fleece Farm

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.

Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show

Live Music at Turner Hall

Zweifel Brothers Band.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 20: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

Arsenic and Old Lace - presented by Monroe Theatre Guild

New Glarus Farmers Market

  • Hometown Pharmacy Parking Lot, 1101 Hwy. 69
  • New Glarus
  • 10/12/2018
  • 3 - 6:30 pm
  • www.swisstown.com

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 20: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Dave Austin Band.

Whitewater Piano Trio

The Whitewater Piano Trio at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is one of the music department's flagship faculty chamber music ensembles. This talented ensemble are Benjamin Whitcomb (cello), Leanne League (violin), and Myung Hee Chung (piano). Primarily focusing on the major works of the piano trio repertoire, the group performs on and off campus and is heard frequently on the "Live from the Chazen" concert series, broadcast live on Wisconsin Public Radio. Monroe Arts Center's concert will include Johannes Brahms' in B Major and Franz Schubert's Notturno.

Squeezebox Night

Accordion jam. Third Tuesday of every month.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 20: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

New Glarus Farmers Market

  • Hometown Pharmacy Parking Lot, 1101 Hwy. 69
  • New Glarus
  • 10/19/2018
  • 3 - 6:30 pm
  • www.swisstown.com

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 20: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

Musical Storytime with Mauro

Sing and clap along with artist, author, musician, and local resident Mauro Magellan, for a fun, musical story time based on his latest children's book, Felicia & the Rat. When the moon is high in the sky, then the cats come out to play music in their band. Dreaming of someday playing in the band, Louie the Rat only plays along from his rooftop home. The cats don't want to play with a rat. Will he ever have some friends to play music with? Mauro has written and illustrated books for both adults and children. He is a songwriter and drummer, and performs with bands around the world. For families with children up to age 9.

Artifact Show

  • Monticello Schools, 334 S. Main St.
  • Monticello
  • 10/21/2018
  • 8 am - 3 pm
  • 608.329.4781
  • monticello-wi.com

Native American Indian & Pre-Columbian Artifacts - dealers & displays. Associated with the Badger State Archaelogical Society. Info: Steve or Janet 608.329.4781 or sjgobeli@tds.net.

Open House - Fall Festival

Hosted by Green County Humane Society.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Back 40 Band.

Midday Masterworks Series

Midday Masterworks organist Deborah Krauss Smith began her organ studies in Monroe with the late Merruth Seaton, continuing at UW-Eau Claire where she received a music education degree with applied majors in both organ and voice, and then continued organ studies with the late Lawrence G. Kelliher, longtime organist/director of music at Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison.  She has also directed the Monroe Swiss Singers mixed choir since 1985.

Established in 2002 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

Midday Masterworks organist Deborah Krauss Smith began her organ studies in Monroe with the late Merruth Seaton, continuing at UW-Eau Claire where she received a music education degree with applied majors in both organ and voice, and then continued organ studies with the late Lawrence G. Kelliher, longtime organist/director of music at Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison.  She has also directed the Monroe Swiss Singers mixed choir since 1985.

Established in 2002 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.

New Glarus Farmers Market

  • Hometown Pharmacy Parking Lot, 1101 Hwy. 69
  • New Glarus
  • 10/26/2018
  • 3 - 6:30 pm
  • www.swisstown.com

UFO Day

Parade, family fun, costumes, craft show, glow-n-bowl.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Gary's Ridgeland Dutchmen and the Zweifel Brothers Band.

Trunk or Treat and Halloween Parade

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