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April 2018

Monroe Clinic Gallery - Op/Pop Art

There's More to Art Than Meets the Eye-Op/Pop Art by Monroe School District K-12th Grade Students Exhibit through May 11, 2018 All Media

En Guete Evening

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

Stateline Home & Business Expo

Sponsored by Monroe Area Chamber of Commerce.

Wisconsin Regional Arts Program Competition & Exhibit

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 4/13/2018 - 4/30/2018
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

The Monroe Arts Center will host the 2018 Wisconsin Regional Arts Program (WRAP) Competition. All artwork entered in this competition will be on exhibit in Monroe Arts Center's Frehner Gallery through June 8, 2018. A demonstration or lecture, judging, and critique by a guest artist will be the focus of the artist workshop day held on Saturday, June 9 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. This event is co-sponsored by the Monroe Arts Center and UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies.

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, April 13, 2018 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Scherenschnitte: A Swiss Folk Art

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 4/13/2018 - 4/30/2018
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Exhbit continues through June 8, 2018. Scissor paper cuttings by Elda and Linda Schiesser. Artist talk and opening receiption Friday, April 13, 2018.

Angels Among Us - 5K run/walk

  • SLICE Arena, 1632 - 4th Ave. W.
  • Monroe
  • 4/14/2018
  • 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.

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.

Squeezebox Night

Accordion jam. Third Tuesday of every month.

Six Guitars Starring Chase Padgett

6 Guitars is a pitch perfect blend of a play, music, comedy, and characters in a single one-man show. Earning rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, actor and musician Chase Padgett delivers a stunning performance as he transforms into six different guitar-playing characters, each with their own distinct voice, views, and musical styles...Blues, Jazz, Rock, Classical, Folk, and Country. Each of the characters, ranging from a 19 year-old rock prodigy to an 87 year-old blues man, share their journey with music from discovery to mastery through songs and stories that leave audiences laughing, crying, and falling in love with music all over again.

Kalberwurst Supper

  • Zwingli Church, 416 E. Lake Ave.
  • Monticello
  • 4/21/2018
  • 4:30 - 8 pm

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

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.

Pawlapalooza

Benefit for the Green County Humane Society. Appetizers, pairings from local brewery and distillery, games, auction, themed baskets.

A Very Sugar River Earth Day

Sponsored by Albany Community 1st and Albertson Memorial Library.

Madison Youth Choirs

The Madison Youth Choirs, under the artistic direction of Michael Ross, are once again welcomed back the Monroe Arts Center. The Choirs will premiere a musical score composed by Scott Gendel, to accompany the reading of Paul Gallico's The Snow Goose by professional actor Richard Hilger. Hilger and the choirs will be joined by a chamber music group. The success of this reading three years ago led to the commission of the musical score. The Choirs have an international reputation and performs annually with the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Their mission is to inspire enjoyment, enhance education, nurture personal, musical, and social development by the study and performance of high-quality and diverse choral literature.

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.

Spring Fish Boil

  • UCC Church, E201 23rd St.
  • Brodhead
  • 4/28/2018
  • 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.