Events
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May 2016

Painting In Paper

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 5/1/2016 - 5/31/2016
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

This exhibit by Jean Sandrock continues through June 24. For Middleton, Wisconsin artist Jean Sandrock, art has been a passion throughout her life as an illustrator in pen and ink, a calligrapher, and for the past twelve years, a collage artist using papers from around the world. Her current work takes inspiration from beautiful textural papers. Creating layers of texture using embellishments and fibers, she creates art works as she paints with paper. The tactile quality of her work causes viewers to wonder if the art pieces are fabric. The beauty of the color and texture of each paper used becomes the focal point in her work.

Wisconsin Regional Arts Program Competition & Exhibition

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 5/1/2016 - 5/31/2016
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

This exhibit continues through June 24.
For the 29th consecutive year, the Monroe Arts Center presents the Wisconsin Regional Arts Program (WRAP) Exhibit.
Co-sponsored by the Monroe Arts Center and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Liberal Studies and the Arts, this exhibit is comprised of artwork entered in the 2016 WRAP Competition in Monroe.
This competition is open to all area non-professional artists. Artists must have been at least 14 years of age to enter this competition. The artwork must be completely original and all media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, sculpture, fiber, metal, glass, wood, prints, pastel, digital, etc. is eligible for entry. State Award Winners selected from all the 2016 WRAP Competitions held throughout the state of Wisconsin will be on display at the University of Wisconsin Madison in September 2016, at which time additional awards and prizes will be given.

Green - by Suzanne Miller and Nikki Cooper

MAC Galleries at Monroe Clinic - The Monroe Arts Center and Monroe Clinic have partnered to provide patients, visitors, and staff with quarterly exhibitions in four gallery spaces in the new Clinic building. This is not only an enrichment of the visual experience thus creating a healthier environment, but these exhibitions bring local artists and the community together. This exhibit features the work of local artists Suzanne Miller and Nikki Cooper of Green Chicks Studio in downtown Monroe. For them, the word "green" has many connotations. Each piece of dimensional wall art is made from about 90% recycled materials. Many of their whimsical designs revolve around animals and nature; thus incorporating shades of green into the color pallette. This exhibit continues through June 10, 2016.

Swiss Historical Village open for the season

Open 10 am - 4 pm; daily through mid October.

Polka Power at Turner Hall

Polka Power California, is a high energy, Slovenian style, polka band from Sacramento, CA. Although, originally from Cleveland, Ohio, over 40 years ago, Polka Power has played on the west coast for several years, entertaining people of all ages. Whether it be for backyard parties, polka club dances, cruises, or under the flashy lights of Reno or Las Vegas, Nevada, this band is sure to bring you many hours of fun and entertainment. They have a powerful sound, with a Cleveland style flare, which can be referred to as the band's backbone. From European waltzes, to the high powered polkas, you will love the sounds of Polka Power California. Whether you are there to dance, or merely soak in the beautiful sound, the music will surely take you right down memory lane.

The band includes accordionist, Dan Fitterer, from Las Vegas, Nevada, who will blow you away with his skills on accordion and button-box, as well as vocals. Donna Clay, will be playing tenor sax, with sets of button-box music throughout the dance, taught by her father, Gary Seibert, who originated the band several years ago. Last, but certainly not least, is Mark Seibert on drums, who is clearly referred to as the "Power" behind "Polka Power". Mark plays the drums like no other polka drummer in the nation, with power and punch, and amazingly does it without a seatbelt or any other safety nets or devices.

The cost is $12.00.  Food will be available for sale.  Brats, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Chips, Cookies & Bars.  Door opens at 12 noon.

National Historic Cheesemaking Center - OPEN

Discover how and why cheese became so important in Green County.

Solar May Day Faire

  • 910 Scotch Hill Rd.
  • Brodhead
  • 5/1/2016

Solar May Day Faire: Tapping the Sun to Preserve and Profit 11 am-3 pm at Scotch Hill Farm, 910 Scotch Hill Road, Brodhead. Ask community experts questions about solar energy, food dehydrating, canning, local food business start-ups and more. Free admission. Family friendly.

A Taste of Spring

Join friends for a lively evening of elegant cuisine, fine wine, and art auctions. 

Monroe Arts Center invites you to support their amazing entertainment offerings and engaging exhibits by attending A Taste of Spring at Ludlow Mansion on May 2.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Dime-A-Dip Dinner

Brooklyn residents donate their favorite dish (hot dish, salad, dessert bars) - then come to dinner for good food and conversation (dime a scoop).  23rd annual event!  Info:  recreation@brooklynwi.gov

Community Garage Sales

Info 608.438.4472.

Community Garage Sales

Cheese Tasting Fund Raiser - Father Thomas F. Campion Charitable Fund

Featuring cheese from 23 nations from the World Championship Cheese Contest. Large variety and selection of cheese - all artfully displayed for your viewing and tasting pleasure.  Plus steak sandwiches, free beer all night. Silent Auction items and 50-50 raffle too! Sponsored by Foreign Type Cheesemakers here in Monroe, and the Wisconsin Cheesemakers Assn. $25. Tickets at the door, or purchase in advance at Heartland Graphics in Monroe.

Green County Master Gardener Plant Sale

  • N3150 Hwy. 81
  • Monroe
  • 5/7/2016
  • 9 am - noon

The plant sale will again be held in the Auditorium of the Government Services Building located in the building north of the Pleasant View Nursing Home in Monroe, WI. Perennials and annuals of all types and seedlings grown by local MGVs. Great prices! This fundraiser helps support GCMGA scholarships and other educational programs. Don't miss it!

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Community Garage Sales

  • Browntown
  • 5/7/2016

35th Annual Bloody Lake Rendezvous

Visit a Pre-1840's reenactment camp at the Annual Bloody Lake Rendezvous sponsored by the Yellowstone Flint & Cap, Inc. EXPERIENCE life as it was over 170 years ago.HEAR the story of The Battle of Bloody Lake. SEE knife & hawk throwing and primitive shooting competitions. TASTE foodways of the Fur Trade Era. Sat 9 AM - 4 PM and Sun from 9 AM - 3 PM, Rain or Shine. GPS N420 degrees 39.558 W080 degrees 52.792 The meager fee of $2 per person over age 10 goes towards the maintenance of this historic park. Military personnel get in FREE. Email for info: calamity_66@yahoo.com

Facebook Events page https://www.facebook.com/BloodyLake 

Mother's Day at Hawk's Mill

Free carnation to the first 20 moms that come in. Live music with Hugo from 3 - 6 pm.

Moscato Day at Hawk's Mill

A free glass of Pomegranate Passion Moscato to customers between 5:00-7:00pm to help celebrate this National holiday.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

The Association - Anniversary Tour

  • Monroe High School Performing Arts Center - 1600 26th St.
  • Monroe
  • 5/14/2016
  • 7:30 pm
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

The Association is one of the most popular and successful bands in American music, selling over 80 million records, tapes, CDs, and DVDs, along with six gold and three platinum discs. Their album, The Association Greatest Hits continues to be one of the longest best-selling albums in the history of Warner Brothers Records.
In addition to their "Big Three" hits - Cherish, Windy, and Never My Love - they had many other top ten hits, such as Along Comes Mary, Everything That Touches You, and Six Man Band. These songs showcase the versatility, the carefully crafted vocals, and the intricately woven instrumentation that is their signature.
They were nominated a total of seven times for Grammy Awards, nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Music for their music in the film Goodbye Columbus. In 2011, their hit song Windy was featured in its entirety on the hit television show Breaking Bad earning the song and the band, a whole new generation of fans.

Park Clean Up Day

Help get ready for the summer season at Cadiz Springs. Bring rakes, gloves and trash bags and enjoy the fresh air while cleaning grills, fire pits, beach and playground areas.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Kiwanis Disc Golf Family Fun Day & Bean Bag Tournament

9 am disc golf tournament 10 am - pickle ball and bean bags 11 am - amateur frisbee golf challenge Register at Monroe Park and Rec or online.

Pancake Breakfast and Airport Fly-In

Sponsored by EAA Chapter 431. All you an eat pancakes.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Back 40 Band.

Albany Historical Society Meeting

  • Albany Historical Society, 117 N. Water St.
  • Albany
  • 5/17/2016
  • 7 pm

Program "Recollection Wisconsin" by Albany librarian Kara Blue. Searchable online digital archive featuring artifacts and historic documents.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Spring Fling

Hosted by Monticello Chamber of Commerce, Lions and Lioness.

The Monticello Chamber of Commerce will be hosting our 2nd Car Show, Art and Craft Show and Spring Garage Sales (May 19,20, & 21). Proceeds to benefit Project Homes - Serving those who have served program! http://www.projecthomewi.org/programs/serving-those-who-served/

The Monticello Community Club will be hosting their annual ball games and beer garden! The Lions will be opening their doors for their famous deep fried goodies! The Fire Department will be firing up their fire pits! We are also working together to have great live music from bands like, "The Jimmy's", "Precocious", and "Cherry Pie", and Andy Yaun!

Registration forms for the Car Show, Art and Craft Show and Garage sales are on the website. 

Plant Exchange

  • Union Bank and Trust, 210 Commercial St.
  • Brooklyn
  • 5/21/2016
  • 8:30 - 11 am
  • 608.455.2311
  • www.ub-t.com

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Madison Youth Choirs

General Admission Tickets: $10 Students (18 & Under) $5 Monroe Arts Center Members: FREE The Madison Youth Choirs, under the direction of Artistic Director Michael Ross, will perform their spring program. This choir has 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. Michael Ross was previously the Music Department Chair and Vocal Music Teacher at Madison West High School, and was the Tallis (training choir) instructor for the former Madison Boychoir for ten years. He has both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music Education from UW-Madison, and also taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer Music Clinic, conducted the University Chorus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and led the former Basso Continuo choir of the Madison Boychoir. Ross has been active in state music organizations, having been the choral chair for the Wisconsin Music Educators Association, accompanist for the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association's Next Direction conference, and both section leader and accompanist for various WSMA and WCDA State Honors Choirs. He is a member of the Voice Care Network, and has been named several times to "Who's Who Among America's Teachers."

Live Music at Turner Hall

Gary and the Ridgeland Dutchmen.

Ryan and Joe Trio at Hawk's Mill

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Lions Chicken BBQ

Brodhead Depot Museum open for season

Open weekend of May 28-30, and then every Wed, Sat, Sun, and holidays 1-4 PM - through September 25.

Breakfast on the Farm - 37th Annual

Breakfast, farm tours, arts & crafts, entertainment. Menu: scrambled eggs, sausage, cheese, homemade coffee cakes, ice cream, strawberries, milk, coffee and orange juice. Breakfast on the Farm is sponsored by the Green County Ag Chest. Always held last Saturday in May. Hosted by Wayne & Tammy Jeglum at Twayne Valley Farm in Blanchardville, Wisconsin.

NOTE: limited parking on site, it is recommended that everyone take a shuttle bus from one of these locations: Argyle High School Blanchardville Village Hall Walmart Monroe Parking lot New Glarus High School

All Wheels Car Show & Tractor Pull

Car/motorcycle/tractor Show. Remote Control Car Pull, Antique Tractor Pull, Vendors, Music, Food.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Reuben's Run - 35th annual

Proceeds to Albany HS Post Prom. Info: crystal.holtsapple@albany.k12.wi.us

Veteran's Memorial Dedication

  • West Main St.
  • Brooklyn
  • 5/29/2016
  • 1 pm
  • 608.516.5401

Info: daalieo@charter.net

Live Music at Turner Hall

Kris and the Riverbend Dutchmen.

Memorial Day Parade

12th Street from Veteran's Memorial Park to East 9th Avenue at the cemetery.

Memorial Day Parade

  • Albany
  • 5/30/2016

Sponsored by McDermett-Steindorf American Legion.