Events
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August 2017

A Life with Paint - Exhibit by Kay Kittell

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 8/1/2017 - 8/11/2017
  • 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.

Golf Outing and Dinner with the Ducks

Support the Monroe Clinic and Hospital Foundation at the Annual Golf Outing and Dinner with the Ducks! Experience 18-holes of golf at the beautiful Monroe Country Club and a hearty, lively reception with a duck drawing, auction and live musical entertainment. For more information please contact Tracey Pederson at 608-324-2868.

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
  • 8/3/2017
  • 7 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

The Jimmys.

Soil Sisters

Immersive farming and culinary experiences led by women in agriculture - summer's bounty is highlighted with workshops including fiber arts, fermenting, artisan food demos - also farm to table feasts.

Maxwell Street Days

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

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

The Brothers Burn Mountain.

Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

Greg Anderson.

Albany Lions Pig Out

Pork loins and loaded baked potato bar.

Fire Fest

Celebrating the 114th anniversary of the New Glarus Fire Department. Food stands, live music, water fights.

Albany Lions Steak Fry

Swiss Church of New Glarus - Cemetery Walk

  • New Glarus
  • 8/5/2017
  • 9 am - noon
  • 608.527.2119

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Karaoke Night

Karaoke with Sam.

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.

Alphorn Man Triathlon

Swim, bike and run.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Zweifel Brothers.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 8/6/2017
  • 2:30 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Raindogs.

Brodhead Night Out

Free Night Out is a community wide event to heighten awareness of crime, drug and violence prevention efforts, and to encourage community participation. Rain date is August 9. For info: brodheadpa@gmail.com.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Ice Cream Social

  • Oakley United Methodist Church, W2388 Gerber Rd.
  • Juda
  • 8/10/2017
  • 4 - 6:30 pm
  • 608.934.5398
  • http://www.joumc.org/

Menu includes BBQ, hot dogs, baked beans, cheese, potato salad, fruit salad, cake, pie, ice cream, coffee, lemonade and ice tea. Whole pies will be available for purchase for those with a very sweet tooth. For more information, contact the church office at 608-934-5398. Adults $6, kids under 10 are $4.

Monroe Clinic Gallery Exhibit

Exhibit by Jennifer Rikkers (Sacred Intuition) of the Driftless Area Artists (Inspirations Unleashed).

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, August 10, 2017 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm Gallery Talk: 5:15 pm.

Concert on the Square

Music with COOKIE AND THE REAL DEAL! Summer concert series with live music, food stands, beer stand. Sponsored by Main Street Monroe with underwriter Colony Brands.

Tonight: DISCO NIGHT - Dancing Queen. Costume Contest - Best 70's Outfit, Best Disco Outfit, and special recognition for any guy who dares to show up in a leisure suit. Extra points if it is white.

Covered Bridge Days & Wildflower Festival

Activities including juried art show, horse show, classic cr show, tractor pulls, old time thresheree and tractor display, baseball tournaments, pontoon boat rides on the Mill Race, food, music, vendors and more.

Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

  • New Glarus Hotel, 100 - 6th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 8/11/2017 - 8/12/2017
  • 7:30 pm
  • 608.527.5244
  • www.newglarushotel.com

Zweifel Brothers.

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 2017 show features many new artists as well as returning favorites.  

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. Info: skaszuba@tds.net.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 8/12/2017
  • 8 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

The Family Business.

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.

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. Brodhead Community Band. Strawberry ice cream sundaes by the Brodhead Music Boosters.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Back 40 Band.

Car-Truck-Motorcycle Show

Free registration and free admission.

Live Music at Hawk's Mill

Live music with Hugo.

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
  • 8/17/2017
  • 7 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

The Jimmys.

Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

  • New Glarus Hotel, 100 - 6th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 8/18/2017 - 8/19/2017
  • 7:30 pm
  • 608.527.5244
  • www.newglarushotel.com

David Austin.

6th Annual Classic Car Show

6th 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.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 8/19/2017
  • 8 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Birddog Blues Band.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Wisconsin Farm to Table Dinner

An elegant dinner will be hosted in the rolling pastures of Voegeli Farms, Inc., a dairy farm situated between Monticello and New Glarus, Wisconsin To secure dinner tickets and for more information, visit www.wifarmtotable .com, call event contact Kari Kuehl at (262) 203-4016, or email wifarmtotable @gmail.com. The event is open to the public and will especially appeal to those interested in learning more about agriculture and where their food originates. The event is limited to the first 100 guests. Those interested are encouraged to purchase tickets early.

Wurst Wine Trail Ever! - featuring Hawk's Mill Winehaus

Sponsored by the members of the Southwest Wisconsin Wine Trail, the wurst wine trail is a combination of 6 wineries that offer some great exclusive wine and bratwurst pairings! $15 gets you access to all the wineries and allows you to try all they have to offer for the trail brat pairings. 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!

GAP Church Hymn Sing

  • Hwy. 59 west of Albany
  • Albany
  • 8/20/2017
  • 2 PM
  • 608.214.8289

Old fashioned hymns & fellowship.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Brian and the Mississippi Dutchmen.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 8/20/2017
  • 2:30 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Bluesmen Glenn Davis & Ken "Birddog" Olufs.

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.

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 COREY COX! Summer concert series with live music, food stands, beer stand. Sponsored by Main Street Monroe with underwriter Colony Brands.

Cars on the Square

Classic car show in Downtown Monroe. Sponsored by Main Street Monroe.

Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

  • New Glarus Hotel, 100 - 6th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 8/25/2017 - 8/26/2017
  • 7:30 pm
  • 608.527.5244
  • www.newglarushotel.com

Zweifel Brothers.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 8/26/2017
  • 8 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Mark Croft.

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. Proceeds benefit the Substance Abuse Program of Green County Human Services. Register by August 16 to guarantee a shirt. Info Jackie Kundert 608.328.2832.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Archaeology in the New Glarus Area

  • New Glarus Woods State Park, Intersection Hwy. 69 and County N
  • New Glarus
  • 8/26/2017
  • 7 pm
  • www.newglaruswoods.org

Have you ever wondered who roamed the New Glarus Woods area before Swiss settlers moved here and New Glarus was established? Come and listen to archaeologists Julia Meyers and Gregg Jamison talk about the prehistory of this area. After the presentation, Meyers and Jamison will show a few prehistoric artifacts. Pottery-making project and flint-knapping demonstration. Hosted by Friends of New Glarus Woods.

Albany FFA Alumni Tractor and Toy Show

  • Albany Lions Building - 402 N. Cincinnati St.
  • Albany
  • 8/27/2017
  • 9 am - 3 pm

Tractor display with awards, toy tractor show, farm displays, raffles, kids pedal pull, bounce house, craft and flea market. Questions for Craft Show/Flea Market: Jodi Houlberg (608) 558-3232. Questions for Tractor Show & Toy Show: Jeff McNeely (608) 628-6975.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Tuba Dan.

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 8/27/2017
  • 2:30 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

Gin, Chocolate and Bottle Rockets.

Live Music at Hawk's Mill

Live music with Back to Back.

Sugar River Triathlon

Swim - bike - run.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Monroe Chamber Golf Outing

9th Annual Golf Outing - four player scramble. Inclues lunch at noon, prizes and dinner. Not a golfer? Join the fun for networking and dinner at 5:30 pm. Call 608.325.7648 for info. Sponsored by Monroe Chamber of Commerce.