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July 2017

8 Miles of "Ag-tiques"

  • 7/1/2017 - 7/2/2017
  • 815.789.4570 or 608.558.0530

Unique tractor show on 8 miles of Hwy. 69 south from Monroe, WI to Orangeville, IL. Stops along the way with different brands - John Deere, Oliver, etc. Food stands and craft shows at some locations. Meet the owners and hear their tractor stories. John Deere stop features lunch stand with brats, pulled pork and cheesy potatoes. John Deere Exhibitor's Tractor Drive on Sunday goes through Orangeville.

A Life with Paint - Exhibit by Kay Kittell

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 7/1/2017 - 7/31/2017
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Kay Kittell lived and painted in a large rambling farmhouse north of Waupun Wisconsin, near the Horicon Wildlife Refuge. The farm itself is a sanctuary of woods, hills, pasture, alfalfa and corn fields. Kay studied art at Ripon College under Lester Schwartz. Later, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she worked under Robert Grilley, Bill Armstrong, and Dean Meeker. Later still, she studied painting with Joanne Kindt and serigraphy with Tom Brady in Oshkosh. She was strongly influenced by the New York School, Georgia O'Keefe, and Helen Frankenthaler. Journeys to California and Alaska, or just looking at scarves provided her with inspiration. For example, the series of paintings on standing grasses began with the scarves. The vertical shapes of the first "scarves" paintings evolved into the vertical shapes of the grasses, and now, ribbons and spectrums.

Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

Steve Meisner.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Twilight in the Park Concert

Sunday evening series with last concert on August 13. Matthew Wundrow Band (waltzes, polka, some country & swing). Concessions: Decatur 4 H - Hotdogs and chips, baked goods, lemonade.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Sugarbush Boys.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 7/2/2017
  • 2:30 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Live acoustic Delta Blues with Dan Phelps.

Music in the Park

Free concert; bring your own picnic or visit the food stand. Presented by Belleville Public Library and Belleville Area Cultural Foundation.

4th of July in Brodhead

Big parade at noon (begins on 11th Street and West 3rd Ave); fireworks at dusk.

4th of July in Monroe

Food booths, entertainment, Monroe City Band Concert "All American Salute" with colors presented by Monroe Fire Department at 7:30 PM. Softball, slowpitch, & volleyball tournaments. Fireworks at 9:30 PM.

Monroe City Band Concert

Tonight's theme: Our American Heritage. The band originally formed in 1949 and with members from various communities around the area they have been delighting audiences ever since. Under the direction of Brian Bruggeman.

4th of July Music Fest

Featuring a variety of popular local bands. On July 4, 1876 a celebration was held on the new foundation of Washington Church including Music and Food. Over the years this tradition has continued with a reputation for good music and good food. Held rain or shine (tent available). Directions from Monticello to Washington Reformation Church. Take County C west. Go 5 miles, turn left on Church Road. Serving will start at 11 and the music will start at noon. The bands are Greg & Lonnie Wild featuring Bill Gempler and Mark Gruenenfelder, The Country Four, The Keith Zwiefel Band and Greg Anderson. Admission is a $5 suggested donation. For more information, go to their web site at www.washingtonreformation.com or call their church office at 608-938-4550.

Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

Scott Kirby Fourth of July. Enjoy engaging storytelling, laid-back humor, and masterful lyricism in a folk-rock and Americana style.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Monticello Homecoming

Thurs., July 6 7:00 P.M. Softball Tournaments Begin

Fri., July 7
Fish Boil - Octagon Shelter - Served by the FFA & FFA Alumni ($10 in advance, $11 at door, $5 kids) 6:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M.
Wristband Night at The Carnival 7:00 P.M.
Homecoming Variety Show - TnD Bar and Grill Monticello House
8:00 P.M.-12:00 P.M. The Unusuals - Main Beer Tent (free admittance)

Sat., July 8
Pony Trot Registration open - Monticello School Playground 8:00 A.M
1K Little Pony Run - Monticello School 8:30 A.M
5K Fun Run/Walk - Monticello School 9:30 A.M.
Monticello Homecoming Ride Registration - TnD Bar and Grill Monticello House 9:30 A.M.
Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Registration -W North Ave by Pool House 10:00 A.M.
Kids Tractor Pull - $ off coupon for all - ages 3-10 yrs 11:00 A.M.
Motorcycle Ride leaves - TnD Bar and Grill Monticello House 1:00 P.M.
Community Water Fights - W North Ave by Pool 1:30 P.M.
Preregistration for Canoe Races & "Triathlon" by the lake 2:00 P.M-5:00 P.M.
Greenfield Brothers - Main Beer Tent (free admittance) 2:00 P.M.
Canoe Races on Lake Montesian 3:00 P.M.
"Triathlon" on Lake Montesian 3:00 P.M-7:00 P.M.
Andy Yaun - Ball Diamond Beer Tent (free admittance) 6:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
Zwingli Church - Kim Tschudy "An Update of the Green County Barn Inventory" (free admittance)
8:30 P.M.-12:30 A.M. Family Business - Main Beer Tent (free admittance)
9:45 P.M. FIREWORKS, Lake Montesian - Rain Delay, Sunday (Co-Sponsored by Monticello Community Club and Greenwoods State Bank)

Sun., July 9
Church Services at Montesian Gardens, Zwingli UCC 11:00 A.M.
Chicken BBQ - Octagon Shelter ($10 meal, $7 chicken only)
2:00 P.M. Parade - On Lake Ave and Main St
3:00 P.M. Co-ed Bean Bag Competition - Ball Diamond Beer Tent
3:00 P.M.-6 P.M. Precocious - Ball Diamond Beer Tent (free admittance)
Zweifel Brothers - Main Beer Tent (free admittance) 7:00-10:30 P.M.
Frenchtown Band - Main Beer Tent (free admittance) 9:00 P.M.

Community Club Raffle Drawing - Main Beer Tent

ALL WEEKEND LONG ENJOY Carnival, Softball, Beer Tents, Lion's Cheese Curds; Lioness' Homemade Pies

SATURDAY TOURNAMENTS: Mud Volleyball, Grass Volleyball & 3 On 3 Basketball
SUNDAY TOURNAMENTS: Mud Volleyball continues
 Basketball registration, contact Jacob Marty at 558-5493 ($50)
 Mud Volleyball registration, contact Kevin Johnson at 558-9189 ($75)
 Grass Volleyball registration, contact Braden Rindy at 214-4808 ($60)
 Kids' pedal tractor pull registration is day of (free) and Coed Bean Bag registration is day of ($10)

Sponsored by Monticello Community Club, Monticello Chamber of Commerce, Lions & Lioness.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 7/6/2017
  • 7 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

The Jimmys.

Concert on the Square

Music with SOMETHING TO DO BAND. Summer concert series with live music, food stands, beer stand. Sponsored by Main Street Monroe with underwriter Colony Brands.

Tonight: GAME ON! Games for adults - Plinko and Corn Hole Boards. Fun for kids - bubble wands, hula hoops and sidewalk chalk and more. Recognition of Main Street Monroe's "Once Upon a Square" sponsors. Intermission with the Phabulous Handphibians!

Maxwell Street Days

Bargains and sidewalk sales.

Live Music at Junction House

Over the Limit.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 21: 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
  • 7/8/2017
  • 8 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

The Brothers Collective.

Live Music at Hawk's Mill Winehaus

Live music with Hugo.

Twilight in the Park Concert

Sunday evening series with last concert on August 13. Rock Rebel Junction (pre Rockabilly) with fun, familiar tunes and variety. Concessions: FFA Alumni - Pork chop sandwiches, Brats, popcorn, lemonade & water.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 7/9/2017
  • 2:30 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Those Mighty Weasels.

Car-Truck-Motorcycle Show

Free registration and free admission.

Live Music at Hawk's Mill

Live music with Hugo.

Tonic Sol Fa

Although they are simply four voices and a tambourine, Tonic Sol-fa has spent considerable time on the road carving their niche as the nation's top vocal group. In the midst of touring, this quartet has been named one of the top five "must see" groups in America, has been awarded numerous original song and album awards in pop, gospel and holiday genres, appeared on NBC's Today Show and in the pages of Newsweek magazine.

Music in the Park

Free concert; bring your own picnic or visit the food stand. Presented by Belleville Public Library and Belleville Area Cultural Foundation.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 21: 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
  • 7/13/2017
  • 7 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Gerry does Jerry! Grateful Dead Tribute.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

The Tooles (Irish Pub Music).

Browntown Flea Market

  • Community Park
  • Browntown
  • 7/14/2017 - 7/15/2017
  • 8 am - 4 pm
  • browntown-wi.us

Vendors call Pat at 608.293.0742 to register. Vendor fee $15. Open to crafts, antiques, resale. Concession stand with pie, chips, ice cream, brats and BBQ. Fundraiser for the Browntown Community Park.

GAP Church Bash

  • Hwy. 59, 4 miles west of Albany
  • Albany
  • 7/15/2017
  • 9 AM - 3 PM
  • 68.214.8289

Flea market and vendor show from 9 am - 2 pm. Cemetery Walk from 10 am - noon. Food booths.

Pedal for Paws

14th annual event - Pedal for Paws...the Purrfect Bike Tour! Benefit for Green County Humane Society. All net proceeds from Pedal for Paws will be used to provide food, shelter and health care to the shelter animals that are waiting for good homes. After-ride party at New Glarus Village Park, with live music and free beer and soda for participants.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 7/15/2017
  • 8 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Paul Filipowicz Blues Band.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Live Music at Junction House

Untamed.

Live Music at Hawk's Mill

Live music with Steve McIntyre.

Southwest Wisconsin Party Trail - featuring Hawk's Mill Winehaus

The party trail is a combination of 6 wineries that offer some great exclusive wine cocktails! $15 gets you access to all the wineries and allows you to try all they have to offer for the trail cocktails. You will also get a keepsake glass to taste all of your samples in too! You are able to start in any location and then work your way to all the wineries. Visit www.swwiwinetrail.com for more details!

Twilight in the Park Concert

Sunday evening series with last concert on August 13. Zweifel Bros./State Line Play Boys (Variety, Polkas, Waltzes,Yodeling,etc). Concessions: Brodhead Optimist annual PIG Roast 4-6 p.m. Live music and pie & icecream 6-8 p.m.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Greg Anderson Band.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 7/16/2017
  • 2:30 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Birddog and Beck.

Monroe City Band Concert

Tonight's theme: Pop Concert. The band originally formed in 1949 and with members from various communities around the area they have been delighting audiences ever since. Under the direction of Brian Bruggeman.

Cadiz Springs Fund Raiser

Mention Friends of Cadiz Springs at the cash register when picking up your pizza and they'll contribute 10% of the proceeds to the Friends of Cadiz Springs. Projects completed by the Friends group include the playground, a handicap accessible fishing pier, installation of interpretive signage and more.

Squeezebox Night

Accordion jam. Third Tuesday of every month.

Music in the Park

Free concert; bring your own picnic or visit the food stand. Presented by Belleville Public Library and Belleville Area Cultural Foundation.

Green County Fair

Youth exhibits and judging, animal shows & auctions, entertainment, food stands, carnival. Visit the website www.greencountyfair.net for the complete schedule.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 21: 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
  • 7/20/2017
  • 7 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

The Jimmys.

Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

  • New Glarus Hotel, 100 - 6th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 7/21/2017 - 7/22/2017
  • 7:30 pm
  • 608.527.5244
  • www.newglarushotel.com

David Austin.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 7/22/2017
  • 8 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Mascot Theory.

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 Andy Yaun.

Twilight in the Park Concert

Sunday evening series with last concert on August 13. Cherokee Rose Band (Bluegrass & Old Time) Concessions: Jaycees Bar-B-Q, Fibs Farmer potatoes, Deserts & Pepsi Products and water.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Zweifel Brothers.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 7/23/2017
  • 2:30 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Lucas Cates.

Music in the Park

Free concert; bring your own picnic or visit the food stand. Presented by Belleville Public Library and Belleville Area Cultural Foundation.

Midday Masterworks Series

Old Friends - featuring some of the organist's favorite light musical selections.

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

Old Friends - featuring some of the organist's favorite light musical selections.

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.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Concert on the Square

Music with BACK COUNTRY ROADS! Summer concert series with live music, food stands, beer stand. Sponsored by Main Street Monroe with underwriter Colony Brands.

Tonight:  SOUTHERN CHARM - Boot Scootin' Shindig. Attire for the evening is country casual: cowboy boots, plaid shirts, bolo ties and sundresses, or a t-shirt showing off your favorite country artist. The Main Street Monroe "Tattoo Parlor" will be open for business...

Fore Fathers 11th Annual Celebration

Motorcycle poker ride, Beer Garden with live music, food stand, raffles. In conjunction with the Juda Fore Fathers event, the Juda Fire and First Response will be holding a pancake breakfast on Saturday, July 29th, 2017 from 7:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. at the Juda Community Center. The menu will include pancakes, sausage, applesauce, coffee and milk. Cost of the meal is $6.00 and children under 4 are free. Proceeds from the event support activities of the department. In addition to the breakfast, the department will have a food stand on Friday night selling brats and chips. Come have a brat, enjoy some beer in the Juda Fore Fathers Beer Garden and listen to live music from JD and the Boys. Info 608.558.5098.

Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

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

Zweifel Brothers.

Amish Quilt Auction

  • Amish School House - Hwy, 104 & Atkinson Rd
  • Albany
  • 7/29/2017
  • 8:30 am
  • 608.897.8500

Quilts & quilt tops, furniture, consignment, home decor, food stand & bake sale.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 7/29/2017
  • 8 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Twilight in the Park Concert

Sunday evening series with last concert on August 13. The Soggy Prairie Boys (String Bluegrass, Country & Folk) Concessions: Jaycees Bar-B-Q, Fibs Farmer potatoes, Deserts & Pepsi Products and water.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Gary's Ridgeland Dutchmen.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 7/30/2017
  • 2:30 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Scott Wilcox.

Monroe City Band Concert

Tonight's theme: Crowd Pleasers. The band originally formed in 1949 and with members from various communities around the area they have been delighting audiences ever since. Under the direction of Brian Bruggeman.