Events
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April 2017

Stateline Home & Business Expo

  • Stateline Ice Arena
  • Monroe
  • 4/1/2017 - 4/2/2017
  • Saturday 9 am - 4 pm, Sunday 10 am - 2 pm
  • 608.325.7648
  • monroechamber.org

Sponsored by Monroe Area Chamber of Commerce.

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

  • Leisure Lanes, 2308 - 6th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 4/1/2017
  • 7 pm
  • 608.328.8135

Cherokee Rose.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Zweifel Brothers.

Atimevu Drum Group

  • Union Prebyterian Church, 2707 - 5th St.
  • Monroe
  • 4/2/2017
  • 1 pm

Free concert of traditional music from Ghana, West Africa.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 4/6/2017
  • 8 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

The Jimmys.

Michael Perry's Roughneck Grace: Humor and Hope from the Heartland

Belleville Public Library is proud to host author Michael Perry for a humorous talk and book reading followed by a book signing. A native of New Auburn, WI, Perry's bestselling memoirs and short stories capture rural Wisconsin life in a way that is both refreshingly modern and reassuringly familiar. This event is free and open to the public thanks to contributions from the Friends of the Belleville Public Library, Belleville Area Cultural Foundation, and Beyond the Page.

Wisconsin Regional Arts Program Competition & Exhibition

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 4/7/2017 - 4/30/2017
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

For the 30th consecutive year, the Monroe Arts Center will host the Wisconsin Regional Arts Program (WRAP) Competition. All artwork entered in this competition will be on exhibit in Monroe Arts Center's Frehner Gallery from April 7 through June 9, 2017. A demonstration or lecture, judging, and critique by a guest artist will be the focus of the artist workshop day held on Saturday, June 10 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. This event is co-sponsored by the Monroe Arts Center and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Liberal Studies and the Arts.

Mostly From My Collection - Exhibit by Jonathan Wilde

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 4/7/2017 - 4/30/2017
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Wilde's oil paintings are a keen observation of the natural world. Throughout his career, he has shared a connection with the wooded hills and river valleys of the northern United States, as well as the pastoral landscapes of the Midwest. His connection with nature can be observed through an ability to depict animals living in their natural habitat. This is especially apparent through his passion for birds from their serene innocence to their tension for survival. Many of Wilde's works are created en plein aire, which allows him to capture the essence of time and place within the landscape.

Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

Zweifel Brothers.

Monroe Quiz Bowl

What do you know about Monroe? Put your hometown knowledge to the test in this team trivia competition! With prizes, food, and fun! Freewill donation appreciated. Register by April 1.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Greg Anderson Band.

Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

Zweifel Brothers.

Indoor Farmers Market on the Square

Canned Goods, Meats, Eggs, Honey, Maple Syrup, Jams/Jellies, Baked Goods and uniquely made crafts. Farmers Market Breakfast also available. SNAP benefits accepted.

Easter Egg Hunt at Hawk's Mill

Come to Hawk's Mill Winery for an Adult Easter Egg Hunt, and have fun being a kid again! You can scour the winery property for eggs containing vouchers for not only candy, but for free glasses and bottles of wine, and other great prizes. . In case of inclement weather, we'll move the hunt inside. And, don't forget....we have wine glass holders for sale, so you can take your glass of wine with you to quench your thirst while you hunt! *Must be 21 and older to participate. *Only 1 egg allowed per person.

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

  • Leisure Lanes, 2308 - 6th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 4/15/2017
  • 8:30 pm
  • 608.328.8135

Rock Rebel Junction.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 4/15/2017
  • 9 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Dave Potter Trio.

Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

Keith Gennerman Band.

Easter Brunch at New Glarus Hotel

Squeezebox Night

Accordion jam. Third Tuesday of every month.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 4/20/2017
  • 8 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

The Jimmys.

Six Appeal Vocal Band

Six Appeal has become known for their vivid musical style, unmatched energy, and playful charm. This world-class vocal ensemble is infused with impeccable comedic timing, impressive choreography, and the energy and vitality of a rock band. Swearing off instruments, this award-winning vocal band takes audiences on a musical journey that spans a multitude of decades and genres - performing oldies, current chart toppers, and catchy original tunes - all completely a cappella. In 2012 they won the Championship title at the National Harmony Sweepstakes, performed nationwide, and sang at the 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl live on ESPN. If you can imagine it, Six Appeal can sing it!

Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

Barefoot Becky.

Live Music at Junction House

Those Guys and a Girl.

Spring Shearing Day at Rainbow Fleece Farm

See the sheep shed their winter coats! Shearing demos at 1 and 2 pm - by Marcie Poppen, a former Iowa Women's Shearing Champion. Fiber demonstrations including spinning, blending and needlefelting.

Kalberwurst Supper

  • Zwingli Church, 416 E. Lake Ave.
  • Monticello
  • 4/22/2017
  • 4:30 - 8 pm

The dinner includes kalberwurst (veal sausage), ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, copper penny carrots, applesauce, Swiss bread, cookies and bars.

Angels Among Us - 5K run/walk

  • SLICE Arena, 1632 - 4th Ave. W.
  • Monroe
  • 4/22/2017
  • Opening ceremony 9:30 am
  • www.jacobsswag.org

Art auction, live music, face painting, family fun. Info: Teri at 608.293.2418 or Kathy at 608.214.4652. $30 individual registration or $100 per team. Remembering Jacob Ellefson and Tyler Pierce and all who have been lost to suicide or suffer with mental illness.

Pawlapalooza

Benefit for the Green County Humane Society.

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

  • Leisure Lanes, 2308 - 6th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 4/22/2017
  • 8:30 pm
  • 608.328.8135

The Jimmys.

Ladies Day Out at Hawk's Mill

Come shop and have some wine! The following vendors will be here offering great deals. 31 Bags, Pampered Chef, Jamberry, Mary Kay, Scentsy, Doterra Oils, Plexus, PHD Massage LLC.

Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

Dave Austin.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Gary Beal Band.

Polka for the Swiss

Come Polka for the Swiss to help raise money for the Swiss Center of North America. Featuring...polka, alphorns, jodel, Raclette, a silent auction, wine pull and more!

Midday Masterworks Series

In contrast to the Swiss folk music with which many people are familiar, this program will feature music for organ written by classically-trained Swiss-born composers, including Ernest Bloch and Louis Niedermeyer. However, classical will meet folk in the performance of Carl Rütti's "Suite Pastorale", a five-part work for organ and alphorn based on traditional alphorn melodies from various parts of Switzerland.

The featured alphornist for the recital will be guest artist John Knechtenhofer from Savannah, Missouri. Knechtenhofer, whose family roots are in Thun, Switzerland, has studied alphorn in Switzerland with Fritz Frautschi of Schoenried, canton Bern.

Midday Masterworks organist Deborah Krauss Smith is also of Swiss descent, with a paternal grandmother from the canton Aargau. She is also a direct descendent of Jakob and Elsbeth Stauffacher-Speich, original colonists of New Glarus. She 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

In contrast to the Swiss folk music with which many people are familiar, this program will feature music for organ written by classically-trained Swiss-born composers, including Ernest Bloch and Louis Niedermeyer. However, classical will meet folk in the performance of Carl Rütti's "Suite Pastorale", a five-part work for organ and alphorn based on traditional alphorn melodies from various parts of Switzerland.

The featured alphornist for the recital will be guest artist John Knechtenhofer from Savannah, Missouri. Knechtenhofer, whose family roots are in Thun, Switzerland, has studied alphorn in Switzerland with Fritz Frautschi of Schoenried, canton Bern.

Midday Masterworks organist Deborah Krauss Smith is also of Swiss descent, with a paternal grandmother from the canton Aargau. She is also a direct descendent of Jakob and Elsbeth Stauffacher-Speich, original colonists of New Glarus. She 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.

Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

  • New Glarus Hotel, 100 - 6th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 4/28/2017 - 4/29/2017
  • 7:30 pm
  • 608.527.5244
  • www.newglarushotel.com

International Main Street Polka Band.

Spring Fish Boil

  • UCC Church, E201 23rd St.
  • Brodhead
  • 4/29/2017
  • 4:30 - 7 pm
  • 608.897.2917

The menu consists of the boiled fish, potatoes, carrots, onions, cole slaw, rolls, drinks and for dessert, a ice cream sundae bar. Please call the church office at 608-897-2917 for more information or for tickets.

Alzheimer's - An Event to Remember

  • Albany Lions Building, 402 N. Cincinnati St.
  • Albany
  • 4/29/2017
  • 10 am - 3 pm
  • www.alz.org

30+ vendors, bake sale, silent auction, basket raffle and 50-50 raffle. All proceeds benefiting Alzheimer's Assn.

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

  • Leisure Lanes, 2308 - 6th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 4/29/2017
  • 8:30 pm
  • 608.328.8135

Kickstand.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 4/29/2017
  • 9 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Stackhouse.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Gary's Ridgeland Dutchmen.

Live Music at Hawk's Mill

Live music with Hugo - on the deck if the weather is nice!

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 4/30/2017
  • 2:30 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Songwriter Jessi Lynn.