Events
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May 2017

Swiss Historical Village open for the season

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

A Taste of Spring

A Culinary Tour of Switzerland - presented by the chefs of New Glarus Hotel:  Roland Furst, Mike Nevil, and Kurt Kline.  Join friends for a lively evening of elegant cuisine, fine wine, and art auctions.

 


Wisconsin Regional Arts Program Competition & Exhibition

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 5/1/2017 - 5/31/2017
  • 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
  • 5/1/2017 - 5/31/2017
  • 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.

Monroe Farmers Market - Begins for the Season

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

Live Music at Tofflers

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

The Jimmys.

YMCA Golf Marathon

  • Monroe Country Club
  • Monroe
  • 5/5/2017
  • Breakfast 6:30 am, Golf 7:30 am
  • Green County YMCA - 608.325.2003
  • greencountyymca.org

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

Featuring cheese from 30 states from the United States 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. $30. Tickets at the door, or purchase in advance at Heartland Graphics in Monroe. Proceeds to benefit the Father Thomas F. Campion Charitable Fund - promoting causes related to youth, youth athletics, and special needs individuals of all ages.

Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

Zweifel Brothers.

Community Garage Sales

Hats, Horses and Hope: Green County's Triple Crown

Charity Auction and event - for tiickets call 608.325.7648. Proceeds benefit local charitable organizations.

35th Annual Bloody Lake Rendezvous

Each year, a group of these living historians host an annual rendezvous event at the appropriately historic Black Hawk Memorial Park near Woodford, WI. The Yellowstone Flint and Cap club has been hosting an annual rendezvous there for over 30 years, now. They invite other historians to come and camp for the fellowship, the raw competition, for the fun of it. Some historians spend those cold winter months, setting by the fireplace, making enough crafts to use as trade goods for the supplies or items they will need in the coming year. The leather worker may make an apron the blacksmith can use in his work or the gun maker will create a beautifully, handcrafted rifle in hopes of trading it for a buffalo hide that will keep him warm. The women tat lace, sew shirts and skirts or trade recipes.

Kentucky Derby Party

Mint Juleps, fried chicken specials, games, prizes, Derby Hat Contest at 5 pm.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 21: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

Purchase for Paws

  • SLICE Arena, 1632 - 4th Ave. W.
  • Monroe
  • 5/10/2017 - 5/12/2017
  • 608.325.9600

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

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 21: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

The Art of Healing - MAC Gallery at Monore Clinic

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 John Urban, Doris Klein, and Kari Morrison - Focus on Health.

Community Garage Sales

Green Haven's 25th Annual Mother's Day Plant Sale

Pre-order by April 22 for pick-up at Monroe (First National Bank)or Monticello (Village Hall). Sale sites are same as pre-order pick up sites. Friday 8 am - 5 pm and Saturday 8 am - noon. Plants are from Ahren's Acres (Brodhead). Green Haven Family Advocates is a community-based organization dedicated to strengthening the individuals and families in Green County affected by abuse and violence through prevention, education, advocacy, support and services.

Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

Greg Anderson.

Bike Rodeo

A rodeo is a bicycle skills event which provides an opportunity for young bicyclists to practice and develop skills that will help them to become better bicyclists and avoid typical crashes.

New Glarus Police Department and New Glarus Chamber host the event.  Along with teaching bike safety...they give away 50 bike helmets and goodie basg filled with coupons, coloring books, stickers and etc. Everyone who attends including parents and siblings enjoy a free lunch. Also a bouncy house and petting zoo! The biggest attraction for the event every year is the drawing for a chance to win one of the bikes given away. The bikes are generously donated by local businesses. Children K-4th grade can sign up to win.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 5/13/2017
  • 9 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Mark Croft.

Kiwanis Disc Golf Family Fun Day

4rd Annual Kiwanis Disc Golf Family Fun Day at Twining Park.  The scenic disc golf course at Twining Park in Monroe, Wisconsin includes 18 fun-filled holes with varying distances and difficulty.
Disc Golf Tournament 9:00am
Bean Bag & Men's Doubles Pickleball 10:00am
Amateur Frisbee Golf 11:00am
Mixed Doubles Pickleball 1:00pm
Cost: $10 for a team of two T-shirts: With pre-registration before April 28th
Prizes: For 1st & 2nd place teams in each tournament.
Registration Forms available at Monroe Park and Rec Make Checks payable to Monroe Kiwanis.
SPONSORED BY THE MONROE KIWANIS

Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

Gary Beal.

Live Music at Last Chance Saloon

Andy Yaun - Rockabilly Kid.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 21: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

Mother's Day Brunch at New Glarus Hotel

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 21: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

Beer + Yoga

$15 with a portion donated to charity. Only 23 spots available - reserve yours by emailing aking@minhasbrewery.com or call 608.328.5552.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 5/18/2017
  • 8 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

The Jimmys.

Youngest Survivors of the Holocaust: Local Doctor Headlines Event in Belleville

Dr. Mark Olsky of Fitchburg will share his mother's story courtesy of the Belleville Public Library. Olsky's mother Rachel was one of three young, pregnant women profiled in the global best seller, Born Survivors. Written by Wendy Holden, the book chronicles the story of how the three women managed to not only survive a Nazi concentration camp, but keep their pregnancies hidden and successfully deliver their babies. These "babies", now in their seventies, went on to lead lives of public service, with Olsky treating thousands of patients right here in southern Wisconsin. "Born Survivors is really the story of our mothers," said Olsky. "They are the heroes who saved the three of us and because of their bravery, we've been blessed with the chance to help other people." Olsky is joined by survivor Hana Berger, along with Brian Petersohn, whose father administered medical treatment that saved baby Hana's life. Copies of Holden's book will be available for purchase. Sponsored by the Friends of the Belleville Public Library.

Car Show and Live Music at Leisure Lanes

  • Leisure Lanes, 2308 - 6th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 5/19/2017
  • 608.328.8135

KEVIN NELSON Memorial Car Show 5 - 8; LIVE MUSIC with THE UNUSUALS @ 8:30 pm.

Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

  • New Glarus Hotel, 100 - 6th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 5/19/2017 - 5/20/2017
  • 7:30 pm
  • 608.527.5244
  • www.newglarushotel.com

Zweifel Brothers.

Juda Hill Climb

5K Race, 2K Walk, Kid's Fun Run.

Spring Fling

Hosted by Monticello Chamber of Commerce, Lions and Lioness.  Car show, arts and crafts, ball games, beer garden, pig roast, musical entertainment, garage sales.

Matthew Black in Concert and Bread for the World Fundraiser

  • Union Prebyterian Church, 2707 - 5th St.
  • Monroe
  • 5/20/2017
  • 7 pm

Matthew Black is a folk-rock singer-songwriter whose songs offer an endearing mix of spirituality, sadness and warmth.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 21: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

Live Music at Hawk's Mill

Live music with Steve McIntyre.

Pancake Breakfast and Airport Fly-In

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

Live Music at Turner Hall

Back 40 Band.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 21: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

Music Fest

Live music, games and inflatables.

Yesteryear's Weekend

Friday  - Street Dance with the Francois Frenchtown Band from 8 til midnight.  4-H Food Stand.

Saturday - Reuben's Run with registration at 7:15 am, race at 8:30 am.  Pedal tractor pull for kids 3-10 with registration at 9:30 am and pull at 10 am.  Yesteryear Parade at 1 pm, followed by Dairy Queen crowning at Library Park, food stands, entertainment at 2 pm with the Maynard T. Thumbwanger Band.   Also bouncy houses for the kids plus EMS demos and bake sale til 4 pm.

Chicken BBQ -  Sun, Mon - serving around 11 am and until the chicken is gone.

Monday - Memorial Day Program and Parade (lineup at school at 10 am), parade to Legion Building at 10:30 am.  Duck Races on the Sugar River after the parade. 

Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

  • New Glarus Hotel, 100 - 6th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 5/26/2017 - 5/27/2017
  • 7:30 pm
  • 608.527.5244
  • www.newglarushotel.com

Barefoot Becky.

Breakfast on the Farm - 37th Annual

Breakfast, farm tours, arts & crafts, educational stations, antique tractors, 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 - since 1979. Always held last Saturday in May. $6, $4 kids ages 5 - 10, kids 5 and under are free.

The 2017 breakfast is hosted by the McNeely Families of Rollin' Green Dairy Farm near Brooklyn.

For info on the arts and crafts fair or other vendor booths: Bonnie Gerner 608.527.5096 or 608.279.6408.

BUS SHUTTLES: Free shuttle running from these park and ride locations - Albany Lions Building, Monroe Walmart, New Glarus High School.

Brodhead Historic Depot Museum opens

Open May 27, 28, & 29; then open every Wed., Sat., Sun., & holidays til Oct. 9.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 5/27/2017
  • 8 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Playground of Sound.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 5/27/2017
  • 6 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Birddog Blues Band.

Live music at Puempel's Olde Tavern

  • Puempel's Olde Tavern
  • New Glarus
  • 5/27/2017
  • 12:30 - 3:30 pm
  • 608.527.2045
  • www.puempels.com

Andy Yaun - Rockabilly Kid.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 21: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Greg Anderson Band.

Memorial Day Parade

  • Albany
  • 5/29/2017

Sponsored by McDermett-Steindorf American Legion.

Memorial Day Ceremony

  • Greenwood Cemetery, Intersection 27th Ave and 18th St.
  • Monroe
  • 5/29/2017

9 am - parade with Monroe High School Band leaves from Recreation Park. 9:30 am - program at Greenwood Cemetery.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 21: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.