Events
What's happening

August 2016

Urban Nature

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 8/1/2016 - 8/19/2016
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Barbara Westfall is an artist, educator, and curator specializing in creating and examining works of art that weavethe connections between art, people, and natural environment. Trained in installation and sculpture, she earned a BFA and MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Barbara makes her artwork from transforming natural fiber, plants, trees and entire ecosystems into contemporary art forms. Her work is often described as Ecological Art because she frequently points out and/or offers solutions to ecological problems, such as loss of species habitat or global warming.

The Art of Healing - featuring Kate Bausch and Steven Agard

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 Kate Bausch and Steven Agard (painting and photography). This exhibit continues through September 9, 2016.

Swiss Independence Day Potluck

Location to be announced. Sponsored by Monroe Swiss Singers.

Monroe City Band Concert

Tonight's theme: Band Member Favorites featuring Brian Koenig with a guitar solo. 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.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 22: 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
  • 8/4/2016
  • 7 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

The Jimmys.

Soil Sisters

Celebrating local agriculture at small farms led by women committed to healthy, fresh futures with workshops, items for sale (fresh produce, meats, eggs, crafts), and ticketed culinary events. Friday "Taste of Place" farm-to-table event; Saturday "Dinner on the Farm"; Sunday farm tours in Brodhead & Monroe areas.

FRIDAY, August 5

Come savor and sample a variety of seasonal specialties at the women-owned Cow & Quince Restaurant, a local food restaurant in New Glarus showcasing the farm bounty of the area.  Taste of Place is a unique and tasty gathering where you can try out a variety of flavors and meet and greet some of the farmers and food artisans behind the ingredient list.  This casual and flavorful kick-off reception to the SOIL SISTERS weekend will treat you to several food stations to sample in-season local specialties, topped off with root beer floats made with local soda and homemade ice cream!  Come meet some Soil Sisters who will be on hand to answer questions about their products and farms.  For this special SOIL SISTERS menu, Chefs Jared Austin and Nate Pranke of Cow & Quince along with guest chef and Soil Sister Kris Slater will be creating a special menu featuring ingredients raised by the Soil Sisters themselves, such as Lindsey Morris Carpenter of Grassroots Farm, Dela Ends of Scotch Hill Farm, Kriss Marion of Circle M Market Farm and LeAnn Powers of Lucky Dog Farm, Anna Landmark, cheesemaker at Landmark Creamery, and more!  Ticketed event.

SATURDAY, August 6

Pack up your picnic basket with your blanket, plates and silverware and join us for a summer afternoon on the farm to savor a delicious farm-to-table meal served "picnic-style" at Sandhill Family Farms. Adults will be greeted with locally brewed beer! Join the farm tour to see how your food is grown at this year-round diversified CSA operation. Sandhill Family Farms supplies more than 600 Chicago-area families with weekly deliveries of fresh produce, eggs, meat and dairy products.  After the tour, spend the afternoon sharing a tasty meal with your friends and family while listening to live music from a farm band. End the celebration with a sunset bonfire and conversation with a community of like-minded, adventurous eaters. All ages are welcome at the farm dinners and kids under 10 eat for free! Ticketed event.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, August 5 - 6 (9 AM - 3 PM)

Green Acres Workshops - Various locations - Experience farm livin'.  Women-owned and co-owned farmers don their farm hats, fancy up their place and invite you to participate in numerous fun, hands-on and educational SOIL SISTERS: Green Acres workshops on their farms.   Learn a new skill like fermenting vegetables or baking, join a yoga session, go on a hayride or craft your own barn board art.  Ticketed events at various rates.

SUNDAY, August 7 (11 AM - 6 PM)
Celebrate local agriculture by visiting small family farms led by Wisconsin women committed to a healthy, fresh future for our communities. From tomatoes to pickles, sheep to solar energy, farmstay bed & breakfasts to beef – these farms on the tour offer a unique diversity of farm experiences showcasing the summer’s bounty in one afternoon.  Farmstands are open at many farms, with eggs, fresh produce, cut flowers and hand-crafted items available.  So bring your coolers to stock up.  Farms will be leading tours throughout the day.  Free event.






Maxwell Street Days

Downtown merchants bring their wares to the sidewalks with special sales and bargains.

Point Five Band

  • Union Prebyterian Church, 2707 - 5th St.
  • Monroe
  • 8/5/2016
  • 7 pm
  • 608.325.2519

Based in Mineral Point, Point Five plays genuine acoustic music with an emphasis on Americana, folk, old-time, bluegrass and alternative country. The vocals are accompanied by guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, dobro and double bass. The band's 2014 release, Pecatonica, takes listeners to scenes of the Southwestern Wisconsin landscape and explores the ideas of place and home. The concert is planned for the lawn, which is perfect for folding chairs and blankets. Limited seating on folding chairs will be available on the paved driveway. There is no admission charge. Free will donations are welcomed. In the event of bad weather the concert will be moved into the sanctuary.

Fire Fest

Celebrating the 113th anniversary of the New Glarus Fire Department. Food stands, live music, water fights.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Bullpen Bar and Grill Car & Cycle Poker Run Cruise

Benefitting Alzheimer's Research Center of Wisconsin. Registration 10:30 am - noon. $20 per person includes buffet style dinner and raffle ticket.

New Glarus Farmers Market

Alphorn Man Triathlon

Swim, bike run.

Swiss Volksfest

Volksfest celebrates Swiss Independence and the birth of the Swiss nation achieved in 1291. Volksfest continues to honor Swiss heritage through music, food and folklore. Volksfest is held annually on the first Sunday in August at the Tell Shooting Park. Grounds open at Noon with pre-program music at 1:00 p.m. A program of Swiss and ethnic music begins at 1:30 p.m. Food (brats, hot dogs and landjaegers) and refreshments (beer, water and soda) will be available for purchase.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Brian and the Mississippi Dutchmen.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Zweifel Brothers.

Artist Workshop with Deborah Meyer

Albany House Bed & Breakfast hosts summer workshops for artists. Led by Deborah Meyer, multi-media artist and workshop instructor, this is her seventh year as the guest artist. She has taught fine art painting techniques for 15 years with an emphasis on stimulating your creativity through the exploration of new mediums. Artists with all levels of experience are welcome. Workshops start on Tuesday at 1:00 PM and end on Thursdays at 12:00 PM. Workshop size is limited to make sure you receive the attention you deserve.  Special room rates are available, call 608-862-3636.

2016 Workshop Dates: Paint Water (August 9 - 11), Plexiglas (September 13 - 15)

Fire School

Fire fighter and emergency rescue training. Sponsored by Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois Fire and Rescue Assn.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Covered Bridge Days & Wildflower Festival

Friday
Garden Club Display and Softball Tournament Saturday in the downtown area
Fun Run and Walk at 8 am
Wildflower Art Festival from 9 am - 4 pm
Garden Club Display 9 am - 4 pm
Sidewalk Sales 9 am - 4 pm
Depot Museum Open 9 am - 4 pm
Wagon Tours 10 am - 3 pm
Jaycee's Kids' Run 11:30 am
"Embrace the Race" exhibit and pontoon rides 9 am - 3 pm (fee charged for rides)
Street Dance with "Over the Limit" 8 pm - midnight
Saturday on south side of Brodhead (admission $4, kids free under 12)
Horse Show 8 am - 6 pm
Saw Mill Demo 9 am - 5 pm
Tractor Show and Thresheree starting 9 am
Vendors and Crafts starting at 9 am
GTE (Garden Tractor Expo) 9 am - 5 pm
Food Stands 9 am - 5 pm
Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull 10 am
Antique Tractor Pull 1 pm
Garden Tractor Pull 1 pm
Antique Tractor Drive 4 pm
Sunday downtown area
Church Service 9 am
Concert in the Park with Brodhead City Band 6 pm
Wildflower Walk at Putnam Park 10:30 am
"Embrace the Race" exhibit and pontoon rides 9 am - 3 pm (fee charged for rides)
PARADE AT NOON
Sunday south side of Brodhead (admission $4, kids free under 12)
Car and Motorcycle Show 9 am - 3 pm
Vintage Bi-Plane on display 9 am - 3 pm
Saw Mill Demo 9 am- 5 pm
Tractor Show and Thresheree starting 9 am
Vendors and Crafts starting at 9 am
GTE (Garden Tractor Expo) 9 am - 5 pm
Food Stands 9 am - 5 pm
Horse Show 8 am - 6 pm
Parade steps off at noon from East 3rd Ave and 19th St.
Antique Tractor Pull 1 pm
Garden Tractor Pull 1 pm
FREE WAGON SHUTTLE FROM DOWNTOWN TO SOUTH SIDE AND BACK

Concert on the Square

Concert series with live music, food stands, beer stand and wine bar. Sponsored by Main Street Monroe with underwriter Colony Brands. Tonight: Free Fallin! Non-profit recognition to Green County EMS. Beer Stand featuring a great variety of brews: Huber Bock, Spotted Cow, Pecatonica IPA, Quinns Amber, Coors Lite, Miller Lite, Summer Shandy, and Angry Orchard. Special "Sunset Celebration Night" with vendor booths, games, street artists, and a 50-50 raffle.

Tour de Cheese

The Tour de Cheese is an exciting bike ride through the beautiful rolling hills of Green County benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters. Throughout the challenging ride, there are rest stops at some of Green County's finest cheese factories. Registration is from 8-9:30 am and the ride is supported from 9 am to 2 pm. Departs from the former Charter School, located by Monroe Middle School and Minhas Craft Brewery. Info: skaszuba@tds.net.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 22: 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
  • 8/13/2016
  • 8 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo.

Criss Cross Ride

21 miles - Monticello to Monroe OR Monroe to Monticello. One ride - the groups criss-cross in the middle. Meeting places are either Monticello Depot parking lot, OR Monroe Trailhead Shelter.

New Glarus Farmers Market

Wildflower Festival

Sponsored by the Brodhead Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with its annual Covered Bridge Days celebration; held annually on the second Saturday of August.  It is a high-quality, juried art show (categories including but not limited to jewelry, fiber, mixed media, glass, photography, painting, wood, ceramics) that has drawn high praise from artists and the public alike. 

The 2016 show features many new artists as well as returning favorites.  

Live Music at Turner Hall

Barry Boyce.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 8/14/2016
  • 2:30 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Moon Gypsies.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 22: 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
  • 8/18/2016
  • 7 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

The Jimmys.

Beef Producers Steak Out

Steak dinner sponsored by the Green County Beef Producers. Also drawing for prizes in the Best Cheeseburger of Green County Contest.

5th Annual Classic Car Show

5th annual "Classic Car Show" with cars of every kind: Antiques, Classics, Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, trucks, motorcycles and Special Interest cars of all types and sizes. Music from the 1950s through the 1980s will be played. Numerous local car clubs and other groups have been invited to participate.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Corn Boil

  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 405 E. 9th Ave.
  • Brodhead
  • 8/20/2016
  • 608.897.2341

New Glarus Farmers Market

GAP Church Hymn Sing

  • Hwy. 59 west of Albany
  • Albany
  • 8/21/2016
  • 2 PM
  • 608.214.8289

Old fashioned hymns & fellowship.

Live Music at Turner Hall

David Austin Band.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 8/21/2016
  • 2:30 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Gin, Chocolate and Bottle Rockets.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Concert on the Square

Concert series with live music, food stands, beer stand. Sponsored by Main Street Monroe with underwriter Colony Brands. Tonight: double billing with The Family Business and Birddog Blues Band! Intermission entertainment with African Drumline. Non-profit recognition to Green County Historical Society Museum. Beer Stand featuring a great variety of brews: Huber Bock, Spotted Cow, Pecatonica IPA, Quinns Amber, Coors Lite, Miller Lite, Summer Shandy, and Angry Orchard.

Cars on the Square

Classic cars on display, prizes, food.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 22: 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
  • 8/27/2016
  • 8 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Mark Croft.

New Glarus Farmers Market

F A I T H Addiction Awareness Run & Walk

5 K Run and 2 Mile Walk. F A I T H (Fighting Addition: It Takes Help) is an organization brought about to raise awareness of the problems that addiction brings, not only to the addict themselves, but their families, as well as their communities. Info Jackie Kundert fightaddictiontogether@gmail.com

Cheese City Challenge - Tractor Pull

$10 admission. Sponsored by Green County Ag Society in conjunction with Southern Wisconsin Tractor Pullers Assn.

Albany FFA Alumni Tractor and Toy Show

  • Albany Lions Building - 402 N. Cincinnati St.
  • Albany
  • 8/28/2016
  • 9 am - 3 pm

Tractor display with awards, toy tractor show, farm displays, raffles, kids pedal pull, bounce house. Introducing a new addition this year: CRAFT/FLEA MARKET. Vendors wanted - please bring a tent, show will be outside. Questions for Craft Show/Flea Market: Jodi Houlberg (608) 558-3232. Questions for Tractor Show & Toy Show: Jeff McNeely (608) 628-6975.

Lakefest

Free family fun: canoe rides, nature walks, t'ai chi, photo and fishing contests, music, and nature educator David Stokes and his live critters. Also - booths featuring archaeology from along the Sugar River, fur trader re-enactors, water bugs, local business & community groups, and food vendors. Lakefest is hosted by the Village of Belleville and Belleville Public Library.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Zweifel Brothers.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Monroe Chamber Golf Outing

8th Annual Golf Outing - four player scramble. Inclues lunch at noon, prizes and dinner. Call 608.325.7648 for info.