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November 2021

Off the Beaten Path (MAC Gallery at Monroe Clinic Hospital)

Photographer Gary Larson has a focus on landscapes and nature, and enjoys find the off the beaten path to get his shots. He prints the photos, cuts mattes, and builds his own frames from locally sourced, family-owned lumber mills.

Photography Contest (Exhibit)

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 11/1/2021 - 11/5/2021
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Now in its 32nd consecutive year, this exhibit consists of photographs entered in the Monroe Arts Center's annual Photography Contest. The contest was open to both adult and junior (under age 18) amateur photographers. The photographs must have been taken after September 1, 2020 and be the first time entered in this contest. Each photographer is allowed to enter as many photographs as they wish (based on available exhibition space). The photographs will be on exhibit from September 10, 2021 through November 5, 2021. The judge for this year's Photography Contest is Bruce Fritz, noted Madison photographer and News Photography Pulitzer Prize nominee.

Sharing the Beauty and Wonder (Exhibit)

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 11/1/2021 - 11/5/2021
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Exhibit by photographer Bruce Fitz.

MAC Class: Songwriting with Beth Kille

If you love music and want to put your song to paper but you don't know where to begin, then this class is for you. Songwriters, no matter what their experience or level, have to start somewhere. Even if you don't play an instrument, or know how to construct the verses and choruses, starting songwriting can actually be very easy once you can move beyond your own fear of needing to be the "next big songwriter." Madison songwriter, singer, and musician Beth Kille, will lead participants on their exciting songwriting journey. Beth has been teaching songwriting to writers of all ages, genres, and experience levels for over a decade. Her mission in life is to inspire all to embrace their creativity. This class is for ages 9th grade thru adult.

Baked Potato Bar Fundraiser by Friends of Pleasant View

  • N3150 Hwy. 81
  • Monroe
  • 11/3/2021
  • 11:30 am - 1 pm

Baked potato and choice of toppings, plus cookie and water. To benefit the Friends of Pleasant View Foundation's Special Project Fund.

First Thursday Wine Walk - Main Street Monroe

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Parker Janes

Farmhouse Wonderland Holiday Shopping

Join us for our holiday kick-off November 4th-7th in our Farmhouse Wonderland shopping experience, starting Thursday evening from 4-7, Friday & Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-2. Featuring 3 shops (608 The Factory, 608 The Market, Harvest Moon), multiple bars and restaurants with food and drinks to warm you up, store discounts, giveaways, & more! You will not want to miss the biggest shopping event of the year!

Live music at Bailey's Run Vineyard

James Crockett

Brodhead Jaycees Holiday Market

Vintage items, fall and holiday decor, arts and crafts, home consultants, upcycled and one-of-a-kind items, food stand (BBQ, Walking Tacos, Loaded Baked Potatoes). Sponsored by Stoughton Trailers.

MAC Class: Bread Baking for Kids

Experience the joy of baking! In this engaging, fun, and supportive learning environment, students will begin their life-long love of baking here at MAC. During the fun-filled class, Karen will explore the creativity and science required to craft creative breads. Plus you get to eat your homework! Instructor, Karen Fowdy is a native of Monroe, WI and a retired Monroe Middle School and Monroe High School German teacher. She currently works as a World Languages Curriculum and Instruction Consultant. A life-long bread baker, Karen is excited to share her talents with a new generation. This class is for elementary age students.

MAC Class: Bread Baking for Kids + Adults

Experience the joy of baking! In this engaging, fun, and supportive learning environment, students will begin their life-long love of baking here at MAC. During the fun-filled class, Karen will explore the creativity and science required to craft creative breads. Plus you get to eat your homework! Instructor, Karen Fowdy is a native of Monroe, WI and a retired Monroe Middle School and Monroe High School German teacher. She currently works as a World Languages Curriculum and Instruction Consultant. A life-long bread baker, Karen is excited to share her talents with a new generation. This class is for ages 6th grade thru adult.

Live Music at Junction House

Two County Lines

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

  • Leisure Lanes, 2308 - 6th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 11/6/2021
  • 8 pm
  • 608.328.8135

The Solution

Live music at Bailey's Run Vineyard

Soggy Prairie

Monroe Rural Fire District Pancake Breakfast

Drive thru breakfast - raising funds to purchase a UTV and chainsaws. $10 per meal - pancakes, eggs, sausage and applesauce.

Live Music at Hawk's Mill Winery

Will Mueller

MAC Class: Songwriting with Beth Kille

If you love music and want to put your song to paper but you don't know where to begin, then this class is for you. Songwriters, no matter what their experience or level, have to start somewhere. Even if you don't play an instrument, or know how to construct the verses and choruses, starting songwriting can actually be very easy once you can move beyond your own fear of needing to be the "next big songwriter." Madison songwriter, singer, and musician Beth Kille, will lead participants on their exciting songwriting journey. Beth has been teaching songwriting to writers of all ages, genres, and experience levels for over a decade. Her mission in life is to inspire all to embrace their creativity. This class is for ages 9th grade thru adult.

Junction Jammers at Leisure Lanes

  • Leisure Lanes, 2308 - 6th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 11/10/2021
  • 1-4 pm
  • 608.328.8135

Polka Power! Accordion jam.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Melissa Kieler

Holiday Shopping Open Houses

Shop New Glarus in all its holiday splendor. Special sales and treats available at select stores. Happy holidays!

Open House at Bailey's Run Vineyard

Plus live music on Friday with Markus J at 5 pm.

Holiday Decor & Ornament Sale at Green County Historical Museum

  • Green County Historical Museum, 1617 - 9th St.
  • Monroe
  • 11/12/2021 - 11/13/2021
  • 10 am - 2 pm
  • http://www.gcwihs.org/

Find some treasures! And see what the volunteers at the Historical Society have been up to - check out the new layout and displays.

Gifts that Foster Hope

  • Bennet's Junction House, N3693 County J
  • Monroe
  • 11/13/2021
  • 5 pm

Fundraiser for Green County Foster Kids and Families. Admission is gift or toy valued at $10 or more, or $10 cash. An evening of entertainment, door prizes, raffles, auctions, and music by Zack's DJ Service.

Live music at Bailey's Run Vineyard

Mark Croft

Neighborhood Toy Store Day

Stop by and pick up a fun package (while supplies last), fill out a Christmas Wish list and have a chance to win a Gift Certificate.

Live Music at Hawk's Mill Winery

King Sies Fries

Toy Train Barn - Holiday Food Drive

Bring a non-perishable food item and get free admission today! All donations will go to the local food pantry.

Joan's Tea Party

An array of delicious savory and sweet afternoon tea delicates will delight guests as an inspiring keynote speaker discusses her compelling career. Proceeds from this event will provide scholarships to area students to attend art and music classes at MAC.

MAC Class: Songwriting with Beth Kille

If you love music and want to put your song to paper but you don't know where to begin, then this class is for you. Songwriters, no matter what their experience or level, have to start somewhere. Even if you don't play an instrument, or know how to construct the verses and choruses, starting songwriting can actually be very easy once you can move beyond your own fear of needing to be the "next big songwriter." Madison songwriter, singer, and musician Beth Kille, will lead participants on their exciting songwriting journey. Beth has been teaching songwriting to writers of all ages, genres, and experience levels for over a decade. Her mission in life is to inspire all to embrace their creativity. This class is for ages 9th grade thru adult.

Open Mic at Bullquarian Brewhouse

People in the area have a lot of talent! Sign up to perform, or come out for a night of entertainment, fresh beer, and pizza. Drums, Bass & Guitar setups will be provided. Keyboard available with prior notice. Sign-up at Bullquarian Brewhouse or call Melissa 608-732-0061

Live Music at Tofflers

  • Tofflers Pub and Grill, 200 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 11/18/2021
  • 7 pm
  • 608.527.2490
  • www.tofflers.com

The Jimmys!

The Bucolic Life (MAC Gallery at Monroe Clinic Hospital)

Rural Midwest Art and Illustrations by Joe Hox.

Live music at Bailey's Run Vineyard

Andy Braun.

Paint Pouring Workshop

Paint pouring demonstration and experimentation session. Price per person includes paint and surfaces. We will "get our feet wet" trying out different techniques. BONUS you get to leave the clean up to me! https://checkout.square.site/buy/BT5RRMULS3TW3CCBBMMVJQTM

Holiday Silent Auction @ MAC

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 11/19/2021 - 11/30/2021
  • MAC is open Tues thru Sat 10 am - 5 pm
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Monroe Arts Center's Holiday Silent Auction is a holiday shopping tradition. This event features hundreds of unique gift items with something for everyone on your list. From original artwork to gourmet dinners to home d├ęcor items to sports-related memorabilia, you'll find a wide variety of gifts all displayed in one convenient location. On Saturday, December 11, the auction will close prior to the beginning of the 2 pm show: The Caroling Connection. Bid on that special gift for yourself or a special person, and support the arts.

Daily Stories (Exhibit)

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 11/19/2021 - 11/30/2021
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Collage painting exhibit by Eduin Fraga.

Drive Thru Pancake Breakfast

  • American Legion 141, 1121 2nd Street
  • New Glarus
  • 11/20/2021
  • 7 - 11 am

Third Saturday of the month. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, applesauce and beverage.

Live music at Bailey's Run Vineyard

Just Dave

Karaoke Night

Karaoke with Sam.

Live Music at Turner Hall

Zweifel Brothers. Admission to the Sunday afternoon dances is $12 per person unless noted otherwise.

Live Music at Hawk's Mill Winery

Melissa Kieler

MAC Class: Songwriting with Beth Kille

If you love music and want to put your song to paper but you don't know where to begin, then this class is for you. Songwriters, no matter what their experience or level, have to start somewhere. Even if you don't play an instrument, or know how to construct the verses and choruses, starting songwriting can actually be very easy once you can move beyond your own fear of needing to be the "next big songwriter." Madison songwriter, singer, and musician Beth Kille, will lead participants on their exciting songwriting journey. Beth has been teaching songwriting to writers of all ages, genres, and experience levels for over a decade. Her mission in life is to inspire all to embrace their creativity. This class is for ages 9th grade thru adult.

Red Run Turkey Trot

5th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Kid's Fun Run (10 & under) 8 AM 5k Run/2 Mile Walk 8:30 AM All proceeds fund scholarships to Green Country high school graduates attending UW Madison.

Black Friday at Hawk's Mill

Deals and Steals all day!

Sho ' at Hawk's Mill

Deals and Steals all day!

Live music at Bailey's Run Vineyard

Dawg Bones.

Live music at Friendly Inn

  • Friendly Inn, 1335 - 17th St.
  • Monroe
  • 11/26/2021
  • 6 pm

Funhouse

Tipsy Turkey Pub Crawl

It's a holiday pub crawl - explore New Glarus' many bars and taverns! Registration fee includes a t-shirt and 7 drink tickets (domestic beer and rail drinks only). Win fun door prizes - check at each bar to find out if you're a winner! After, enjoy a relaxing dinner in the warmth of our local restaurants featuring savory Swiss specialties, sustainably farmed entrees, tempting homemade specials, pub fare, pizza and more. Registration is 12:30 PM - 2 PM, at the Chamber Depot, 418 Railroad St. and the crawl starts at 1pm. Ticket includes 7 drink tickets and a t-shirt. Attendees must be 21 or older. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door the day of the event, but shirt size/availability not guaranteed.

Shop for a Cure

Approximately 50 vendors and crafters attending. Lunch stand and raffles also included. Proceeds support Relay For Life of Green County and The American Cancer Society. Free Admission!

Shop Small Monroe

Monroe's independently owned and operated boutiques kick off the holidays.

Shop Small Saturday at Hawk's Mill

Pop's Country Barn Sale

Join us for small Business Saturday November 27th to kick off your holiday shopping. Open Saturday and Sunday 9-2:00. Located between Brodhead and Albany at N4836 County E, by Sweet Minihaha campground. Follow our event for more updates. Cash and Credit/Debit accepted.

Holiday Decor & Ornament Sale at Green County Historical Museum

Find some treasures! And see what the volunteers at the Historical Society have been up to - check out the new layout and displays.

Live Music at Hawk's Mill Winery

Steve Weber.