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February 2021

Gabe Pionkowski (Exhibit)

The artwork of contemporary American painter Gabe Pionkowski will be on exhibit in the Monroe Arts Center's Wellington and Muranyi Galleries from January 29, 2021 through April 9, 2021.
Pionkowski is a visual artist based in Madison, WI, who creates paintings using deconstructed canvas thread by thread, hand painting each thread, and reconstructing them on a traditional handloom. This Exhibit has been supported by MAC Corporate Underwriter Colony Brands, Inc. and Season Media Underwriter Big Radio, with additional support from Mike and Shelley Muranyi, Paul and Sue Barrett, David and Julie Buchanan, Gof and Mary Thomson, Pete Guenther and Barb Woodriff, Don Amphlett and Jan Johnson, David and Janeen Babler, and Chuck and Chris Wellington.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Ethan Keller

Vinyly Friday at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Bring in your favorite vinyl and they'll spin a side.

Live music at Bailey's Run Vineyard

Michael Tully

Groundhog Chili Ski Fly-In

Chapter 431 has long hosted an annual skiplane fly-in in the middle of the long, cold Wisconsin winters to get local pilots out of their hibernation and join us for some homemade chili and hangar flying, and for those properly dressed, some chatting and commiseration around the fire pit. The event usually falls around Groundhog Day, so the name has sort of stuck.

Come to the Table

Sharing a meal and its story has always been an important expressive outlet and means of profound human exchange. And "breaking bread together" has taken on new meaning in the midst of a pandemic that has isolated us and led to food insecurity for so many.

Proyecto Conbíf is a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, culturally specific food-based project that intersects performance, documentation, location, heritage, and ancestry--an experimental piece about HOME. The Monroe Arts Center and the MultiCultural Outreach Program invite you to join in this community dinner and conversation on February 7, 2021 at 5:00 PM.

Register for the event at monroeartscenter.com/communityevents. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link and an instructional video on the preparation of an authentic Puerto Rican meal led by artist CK Ledesma. Prepare the meal for dinner on February 7, 2021. At 5:00 PM join the community on Zoom where the Proyecto Conbif artist will discuss the history of the meal you have just prepared. The conversation will be in English and Spanish.

Erick "Ck" Ledesma is an interdisciplinary visual artist from San Juan, Puerto Rico who explores themes of identity by incorporating and integrating influences from his personal culture focusing on community engagement practices. Ledesma has a home in Milwaukee, WI, but also still calls Puerto Rico home. He began his art education in the Central High de Artes Visuales in Santurce, San Juan. There he attended Middle and High School specializing in ceramics, studied at the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras where he majored in anthropology and at La Escuela de Artes Plasticas where his focus was in Art Education.

"Let's All Come to the Table" a free community event. There are a limited number of ingredient packages that can be reserved at registration and will be available for pick up at no charge at the Monroe Arts Center. Registration ends February 3, 2021.

For questions contact Monroe Arts Center at 608-325-5700 or online at monroeartscenter.com/community events.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Melissa Kieler

Vinyly Friday at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Bring in your favorite vinyl and they'll spin a side.

Trivia Night at Horseshoe Saloon

  • Horseshoe Saloon, 1901 - 10th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 2/12/2021
  • 6:30 PM
  • 608.426.6434

Live music at Bailey's Run Vineyard

Derek Buckley

Albany Lions Pancake Day - 54th Annual

Adults $7, Children 5 - 12 $3, Children 4 years old and younger free. Drive thru, to go, dine in - all available. A 50-50 raffle will also be held.

Cream Puff Carryout

  • Lions Building - 402 N. Cincinnati St.
  • Albany
  • 2/13/2021
  • 11 am - 3 pm
  • 608.862.2211

Enjoy the original Ag Chest Cream Puffs, or try the special strawberry flavor!

Live Music at Horseshoe Saloon

  • Horseshoe Saloon, 1901 - 10th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 2/13/2021
  • 6 PM
  • 608.426.6434

Melissa Kieler.

Virtual Art Class at MAC - Polymer

Julia Calvert will conduct the class, "Make Your Own Polymer Clay Earrings." Participants will use minimal supplies as the instructor demonstrates how to roll out a clay slab, layer different colors and shapes of clay, cut, bake, and assemble earrings. Attendees will leave the class with an understanding of these steps and the many different avenues available with this medium so that they can easily continue creating. All classes begin at 7:00 PM (CT) and will take place virtually using the Zoom platform. Participants can register by phone at 608-325-5700, online, or by mail. Registration and forms can be found at monroeartscenter.com/classes. Registration forms can be mailed to MAC at PO Box 472, Monroe, WI 53566. For any questions please call the Monroe Arts Center at 608-325-5700.

Cookbook Club - Delish Insane Sweets

Who likes to cook, who likes to eat? Join the zoom discussion for some good food and some gab with those who like to cook. Call the library and we will check out a copy of "Delish Insane Sweets" to you. We have ordered copies of the cook book in bulk from other libraries. Make a recipe from the book and have it ready for the evening of our meeting. Dish it up and we will eat together virtually! We can talk food, cooking, and share recipes!

Vinyly Friday at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Bring in your favorite vinyl and they'll spin a side.

Chili Dinner Drive Thru

  • Monticello Schools - pick up in Circle Drive
  • Monticello
  • 2/20/2021
  • 11 am - 2 pm
  • 608.215.3389

Chili with all the "fixins" plus dessert for $8. Sponsored by Monticello Sports Booster Club.

Indoor Farmers Market on the Square

Canned Goods, Meats, Eggs, Honey, Maple Syrup, Jams/Jellies, Baked Goods and uniquely made crafts. Farmers Market Breakfast also available. SNAP benefits accepted. Sponsored by Monroe Clinic SSM and presented by Main Street Monroe.

Live music at Friendly Inn

  • Friendly Inn, 1335 - 17th St.
  • Monroe
  • 2/20/2021
  • 4 pm

TRT

Live Music at Horseshoe Saloon

  • Horseshoe Saloon, 1901 - 10th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 2/20/2021
  • 8 PM
  • 608.426.6434

Thrill Switch

Pizza Pairing - SOLD OUT

Join us for our Neapolitan Pizza Pairing Event. This 5 course pairing will include 2 brand new pizzas. All courses will be paired with a Bailey's Run wine or sparkling and will include 1 course paired with a fun beer! This event has Limited Tickets to allow for social distancing. Tickets are $22.

Live music at Bailey's Run Vineyard

Mark Croft Band.

Book Club for Adults

While the library is closed, discussions will be virtual through Zoom. Book Club meets 4th Thursday of the Month at 7 pm. Go to the website to view the list of books.

Main Street LIVE - BINGO

Join us for a family friendly and FREE night of a special, online Monroe version of bingo! Chris Soukup of Baumgartners will be our bingo caller. And prizes will be given. Click attending on the Main Street Monroe facebook page (even if you're just interested) and you'll be notified when the event is live. A link to get your bingo cards will be made available when the event starts.

Vinyly Friday at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Bring in your favorite vinyl and they'll spin a side.

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

13 Sins

Big-Hearted Gratitude Bags & Bids

A special fund raiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Green County! Wine, Pizza and Chocolate Gratitude Bags - locally sourced products with wine and brick oven pizza vouchers (use onsite or carryout) from Bailey's Run Vineyard, chocolates from Chocolate Temptation, and a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Green County Wine Key. $60 per bag. Big-Hearted Online Auction from Feb 28 thru March 7. Both projects support area kids affected by adversity.

Live music at Bailey's Run Vineyard

Ryan Casey

Toy Haus 5th Birthday

Give-aways and specials all day.