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June 2016

Badger Honor Flight Breakfast

Buffet style breakfast and help raise money to send our veterans to Washington DC to see the memorials built in their honor. Adults are only $8.

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: Tips, Techniques, and Tricks (June 7 - 9), Painting Landscape (July 12 - 14), Paint Water (August 9 - 11), Plexiglas (September 13 - 15)

Fabric of Love

  • Monroe Theatre Guild, 910 16th Ave
  • Monroe
  • 6/9/2016 - 6/12/2016
  • Thurs-Fri-Sat 7:30 pm; Sunday 2 pm
  • 608.325.1111
  • www.monroetheatre.com

When a cutting-edge Goth fashion designer apprentices with a sassy old seamstress, the barbs and needles are sure to fly! One career is about to take off, while the other has gone off course. And what happens in this small shop is bigger than either can handle.​  Directed by Dave Bristow.

Concert on the Square

Concert series with live music, food stands, beer stand, intermission entertainment with DJ Tim Davis. Sponsored by Main Street Monroe with underwriter Colony Brands. Tonight: The Gomers! Special "Gomer-oke" featuring local vocalists. Non-profit recognition to Greenhaven Family Advocates. 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.

Brat Bash 2016

  • Twining Valley, 700 - 8th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 6/10/2016
  • 608.214.5726

All proceeds to Monroe Clinic Hospice. Please contact Linda McArdle of Twining Valley Retirement Community @ 329-5999 or Kelly Severson of Monroe Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center @ 214-5726 with donations or questions. Drive up or dine in at Twining Valley.

Community Garage Sales

5th Annual 1K - 5K Walk - Run

Cookout!

  • Back Garden Area at Pleasant View Nursing Home, N3150 Hwy. 81
  • Monroe
  • 6/14/2016
  • 11 am - 1 pm

Burgers and brats, plus coleslaw and potato salad, dessert. Proceeds to Friends of Pleasant View project fund.

Warrior Feed

  • Zilmer-Riley American Legion
  • Monroe
  • 6/15/2016
  • 11 am - 5 pm

Pulled pork sandwiches, beans, coleslaw, chips and soda - $8. Sandwich only $4. Order in advance by Nov. 8 for pick up or delivery. Minimum delivery order 10 meals. Call 608.325.4244 for order forms.

Warrior Feed

  • Zilmer-Riley American Legion
  • Monroe
  • 6/15/2016
  • 11 am - 5 pm

Brat meal $8, brat only $2. Thank you for supporting the American Legion in Monroe!

10 Grand in your Hand

A benefit for Family Promise of Green County. On Thursday, June 16th at the Monroe Den, 1506 31st Avenue, Monroe, Family Promise will be hosting their 3rd annual fundraising raffle. Tickets are $100 but only 250 will be sold. Tickets include drinks and food for two with the menu consisting of pulled pork sandwiches, Barb's potato salad, macaroni & cheese, baked beans, veggies, dessert and beverages. Tickets will be drawn through out the evening with every tenth ticket winning a prize worth at least $100. The final ticket drawn will win $10,000. Tickets can be purchased from any member of the Family Promise board. This event raised $16,000 for Family Promise in 2015. For more information, see the flyer on the bulletin board by the south entrance of the church or call 608-328-2600.

Browntown Summer Fest

Antique tractor pull Friday at 7 pm, Fireman's fish boil dinner Saturday from 4 - 7 pm, fireworks at dusk Saturday.

Fishing Derby for Kids

Sponsored by Brodhead Optimists - for kids 12 and under.

Relay for Life

  • Brodhead High School, 2501 W 5th Ave.
  • Brodhead
  • 6/18/2016
  • 4 pm - midnight
  • 608.662.7542

More than just a fundraising event, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life offers our community a way to celebrate cancer survivorship, remember loved ones lost and fight back against a disease that takes too much from too many. At the Brodhead High School Track. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held inside the High School. As always, everyone in the community is invited to participate in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Green County. Join us by lighting a luminaria, pledging to save one life from cancer this year, or simply walking laps with friends and family!

Badger Honor Flight Spaghetti Supper

  • Brodhead High School, 2501 W 5th Ave.
  • Brodhead
  • 6/18/2016
  • 4 - 8 pm
  • 608.558.1743

Badger Honor Flight Spaghetti Supper and Relay for Life Event hosted by Brodhead Police Association. Cost for advance tickets through June 11th: Seniors & Veterans $5, Adults $7, Children 6-12 $4, kids 5 and under FREE. There will be a $2 increase in price after June 11th and at the door.

Live music by the All that Jazz Band from Madison from 5pm-8pm and some wonderful silent auction items to bid on. Please find us on Facebook! More info:  email brodheadpa@gmail.com.

We are partnering with Green County's Relay for Life event, which will also be held this night at the Brodhead High School track area. If you dine at our event, you will receive a coupon for a free ice cream at the Relay event, donated by the Brodhead FFA Alumni! Anyone that comes to our dinner in a Relay for Life shirt (this year's event shirt only) can dine with us for the advance ticket price.

Advance ticket sales: Brodhead: Register Print Center, Sagen & Associates, Sugar River Bank and the Brodhead Police Department Juda: Sugar River Bank Monroe: Heartland Graphics, Bartels Co & Tap and Sugar River Bank.

Badger Booster Days

Fund raiser for UW-Madison Athletic Department - entertainment, golf tournament, dining. Sponsored by Colony Brands.  2016 theme:  Monster Hall Badger Ball.

Evening at the Airport

  • Kelch Aviation Musuem at Brodhead Airport
  • Brodhead
  • 6/20/2016
  • 6:30 pm
  • 608.424.2042

Learn about the Brodhead Airport and the Kelch Aviation Museum. Meet and network with Brodhead Chamber members. Supper will be provided. RSVP by June 10 to Barb Clark at 608.424.2042 or bclark@thebankofnewglarus.bank

Albany Historical Society Meeting

  • Albany Historical Society, 117 N. Water St.
  • Albany
  • 6/21/2016
  • 7 pm

Program is "show and tell" - bring artifacts to show.

Main Street Monroe 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 - featuring music by The Brat Pack (wear your 80's and 90's gear) - and surprise intermission entertainment. A special evening in recognition of the 90th anniversary of Colony Brands - free "Colony Brands Popcorn Mix" and glow sticks for the kids. Non-profit recognition tonight to Monroe Clinic Foundation Hospice. Beer Stand featuring a great variety of brews: Huber Bock, Spotted Cow, Pecatonica IPA, Coors Lite, Miller Lite, Summer Shandy, and Angry Orchard - plus the Minhas Mini Bar.

Green County Dairy Day in Belleville

  • Belleville
  • 6/25/2016

Sponsored by Green County Ag Chest.

Heidi Folk Festival

Live performances of the Heidi drama at the Village Park and craft fair.

5K Run and Walk - Keeping the Pulse

Sponsored by New Glarus EMS. Online registration ends May 15 at midnight. Info: angelaskarlen@gmail.com, 608.527.5067.

Albany Lions Car Show - 13th Annual

  • Lions Building - 402 N. Cincinnati St.
  • Albany
  • 6/26/2016
  • 608.751.2895

Awards, entertainment, food. Always the 4th Sunday in June.

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University

  • First National Bank, 1625 - 10th St.
  • Monroe
  • 6/28/2016
  • 6:30 pm

This changes everything! Your money. Your story. Your life. Learn God's ways of handling money. The average turnaround is $8,000 in just the first three months! Classes are Tuesdays, June 28th - August 30th (except Aug. 2nd). First session on June 28th is FREE! The workbook and kit can be purchased on the 28th for the discounted price of $30 (originally $95!). Sponsored by the Monroe Seventh Day Adventist Church.

4th of July in Brodhead

Big parade at noon; fireworks at dusk.

4th of July in Brooklyn

Live music 7 pm, fireworks 9 pm.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Monticello Homecoming

Monticello Homecoming is sponsored by The Monticello Community Club, the Monticello Chamber of Commerce, the Monticello Lions and Lionesses.

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: Thirsty Jones! Intermission entertainment with the Handphibians. Recognition also tonight to the SuperCows artists and sponsors. Non-profit recognition to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Everyone is encouraged to wear their Super Hero costumes and capes. 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. And to top it all off - the Roth Food Truck will be downtown with free samples!

Maxwell Street Days

Bargains and sidewalk sales.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

New Glarus Farmers Market

Jordan Lutheran Church Service & Entertainment

Outdoor church service at Twining Park Band Shell - followed by a concert with local praise bands. Thrivent Financial providing root beer floats. Free will offering with proceeds designated for two area families in need.

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: Painting Landscape (July 12 - 14), Paint Water (August 9 - 11), Plexiglas (September 13 - 15)

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Woodford Bank Customer Appreciation

Snacks, door prizes, ice cream and give-aways.

Flea Market Extravaganza

  • Community Park
  • Browntown
  • 7/16/2016 - 7/17/2016
  • 8 am - 4 pm
  • browntown-wi.us

Vendors call Pat at 608.293.0742 to register. 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
  • 7/16/2016
  • 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.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

New Glarus Farmers Market

Monroe City Band Concert

Tonight's theme: Music from Stage and Screen with Cheryl Lokken on trombone 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.

Music in the Park

Live music every Tuesday in June and July.  Tonight featuring Squirrel Gravy (Bluegrass).

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Monroe Farmers Market

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

New Glarus Farmers Market

Music in the Park

Live music every Tuesday in June and July.  Tonight featuring Capital Chordsmen (Barbershop).

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 and wine bar. Sponsored by Main Street Monroe with underwriter Colony Brands. Tonight: Moonlight Jazz Orchestra! Special recognition for seniors in the community - gifts and complementary transportation from assisted living facilities (thanks to Community Foundation - Monroe Fund). Special guests - Platteville Swing Dancers, and also MTG Cabaret Players. Non-profit recognition to Pleasant View Foundation. 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.

Fore Fathers 10th Annual Celebration

Motorcycle poker ride, Beer Garden with live music, food stand, raffles. Info 608.558.5098.

Taste of Green County

  • Minhas Craft Brewery
  • Monroe
  • 7/29/2016
  • 6-9 pm

A fundraiser to benefit the Arrowhead District and Blackhawk Area Boy Scout Council. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the brewery, try Minhas brews and taste sample sized foods. Includes musical entertainment, drawings and silent auction. Food providers for the event include Barb's Kitchen, Buggyworks Restaurant and Pub, Bullets, Colony Brands, Inc, Frank's Franks, Green County Ag Chest, Green County Smokeshack, Klondike Cheese, Maple Leaf Cheese and Rainbow Confections. Tickets $30.

Amish Quilt Auction

  • Amish School House - Hwy, 104 & Atkinson Rd
  • Albany
  • 7/30/2016
  • 8:30 am
  • 608.897.8500

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

Monroe Farmers Market

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

New Glarus Farmers Market

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

Monroe Farmers Market

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Wilhelm Tell Festival

A New Glarus Labor Day tradition - 78th anniversary. Children's Lantern parade on Friday at 8 pm, Pageant on Saturday at 1 pm, and Yodel Concert downtwon at 7:30 pm. Sunday - book sale at New Glarus Village Hall, Art in the Park art show from 9 - 4, Pageant at 1 pm, Yodel Showcase and Street Dance downtown at 7 pm.

Labor Day Tractor Pull

Music, food and more. Sponsored by Brooklyn Sno-Hornets and Oregon Sno-Blazers.

Fall Arts and Crafts Fair

Crafters, food and more. Sponsored by Brooklyn Recreation Committee.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

New Glarus Farmers Market

Sugar River Triathlon

This sprint triathlon held in Belleville, WI, on September 4, 2016 offers participants of all levels a safe race experience swimming in calm Lake Belle View. A bike course of rolling hills is followed by a run on gravel trails and quiet neighborhood streets.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Community Garage Sales

Fall Fish Boil

  • UCC Church, E201 23rd St.
  • Brodhead
  • 9/10/2016
  • 608.897.2917

Cod dinner.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

New Glarus Farmers Market

Whine in the Woods

Chefs grilling onsite - small bites and appetizers, wine and beer tasting, cheese table, and live music. Hosted by Paul and Sue Barrett. Sponsored by the Green County Humane Society. Reservations required.

New Glarus Family Fest

Free continuous entertainment for the whole family! Groups include Link Union - Bluegrass family band from Nashville, Loftland - Pop band from Wisconsin, Mason Taylor - Comedian, Ventriloquist, and Entertainer, Citizen Way - Inspirational Rock/Pop. Don't forget about the free hot dogs, brats, popcorn, & lemonade to the first 4,000 guests, drawings for prizes, face painting, petting zoo, fun family activities, Kid Korner games, corn box, bounce houses, climbing wall, and of course the car show! No trophies or competition, just come and share the beauty of your treasure in the car show, regardless of the degree of restoration, so others can enjoy too! There is FREE food and entertainment for the whole family - so please bring your children or grandchildren to join in with you. Owners please arrive between 11 am-noon if possible. For more information and to confirm a spot, please call: Greg at 608.938.4553 or email at 4bowles@tds.net

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.   Final class of the season:  Plexiglas (September 13 - 15)

Monroe Farmers Market - south of Middle School

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

Green County Cheese Days Festival

  • 1016 - 16th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 9/16/2016 - 9/18/2016
  • 800.307.7208
  • cheesedays.com

Free entertainment stages, cheese tent, dairy farm and barn quilt tours, Swiss heritage displays, old time cheesemaking, kid's activities, Cow Milking Contest, antique tractors, arts and crafts, commercial vendors, and Wisconsin's only parade led by a herd of Brown Swiss Cows on Sunday.

Apple Festival Bazaar

  • United Methodist Church, 501 First Center Ave.
  • Brodhead
  • 9/17/2016
  • 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • 608.897.2515

Monroe Farmers Market - south of Middle School

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

New Glarus Farmers Market

Albany Historical Society Meeting

  • Albany Historical Society, 117 N. Water St.
  • Albany
  • 9/20/2016
  • 7 pm

Co-sponsored with Albertson Library - program with Jerry Apps speaking about his book on barns.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Kilby Supper

Offering a taste of community life: the Kilby Supper has roots in the traditional Swiss celebration of Kirchweihe. This church gathering, an annual event in Switzerland, presents a special meal to welcome church members back from their summer of farming in the high mountain meadows of the Alps.info: generalinfo@swisschurch.org

Green County Model Railroad Show

  • Stateline Ice Arena
  • Monroe
  • 9/24/2016 - 9/25/2016
  • 10 am - 4 pm
  • gcmrrinc.org

Operating layouts, displays, vendors, prizes.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

New Glarus Farmers Market

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Attica Market

The Attica Market is back this year hosting an estate sale; re-purposed & vintage items; antiques & collectibles; local artisans and crafters; and a WhimsyCat Pop-Up Shop for cat lovers with whimsical Christmas cats, cat teapots, ornaments, glassware, and more. Take a gorgeous fall drive in the hills of Green County then browse, shop, and enjoy local food at Franklin Grove, Etc.! September 30 - October 2, 2016 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Friday & Saturday, September 30 & October 1 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday, October 2 Make your reservation for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Franklin Grove before or after you visit the Attica Market. Restaurant hours: 10-8 on Fri; and 9-8 on Sat. & Sun. Reservations encouraged! Call (608) 862-1161. Franklin Grove, Etc. features antiques, local food, and spirits in a restored mid 1800s blacksmith shop along the Sugar River. Enjoy Green County cheeses, Wisconsin beers, and locally sourced ingredients along with fresh herbs from the kitchen garden outside. Also outside seating. Bring your walking shoes and walk the trails to the Sugar River. Located at the Junction of Highway C and X between Monticello and Evansville in Green County, WI

AutumnFest

Pearl Island 5K Fun Run/Walk at 8 am. Pontoon Rides on the Mill Race 9 am - 3 pm. Famrers/Crafters Market 9 am - 3 pm. Pumpkin bowling and kids' activities like bouncy house and petting zoo 9 am - 3 pm. Trick or treat at participating businesses 10 am - noon. Food Stands 10 am - 3. Costume parade at noon. Chili Contest, Beer Stand, Hayrides and more. Info: brodheadchamberofcommerce@gmail.com

Monroe Farmers Market

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

New Glarus Farmers Market

Fire Department Open House

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Purchase for Paws

  • Monroe
  • 10/6/2016 - 10/7/2016
  • 608.325.9600

Garage sale and bake sale to benefit Green County Humane Society.

50th Anniversary - Green County Historic Society Museum

  • Green County Historic Museum, 1617 - 9th St.
  • Monroe
  • 10/7/2016
  • 4 - 7 pm

Browse the artifacts and meet up with local historians.

Brooklyn Historical Society Open House

Speaker, themed and historical displays, refreshments. Find more info at Facebook.com/BAHSWI or email brooklynhistory@msn.com

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Gathering of Rogues and Ruffians

Renaissance Faire - Performers of all kinds waiting to entertain you. Singers, musicians, jugglers, thespians and others that defy description. Crafters, artisans, food merchants, and other purveyors of baubles and trinkets (all dressed in period garb) are happily willing to trade with you; their wares for your gold. Military and other re-enactors will show off their great weaponry and the joys of living during the enlightened Renaissance times. Of course our perennial favorite, the Midwest Knife and Axe Throwers will also be in attendance, where patrons of all ages can learn to throw knives and axes, sticking them is something again.

Sponsored by Shakespeare on the Edge Inc.

Stamp, Coin & Postcard Show

  • Monroe Moose Lodge
  • Monroe
  • 10/8/2016
  • 9 AM - 2:30 PM

Covers, dealers, exhibits. Always held second Saturday in October. Info: rdriese@tds.net

Autumn Fiber Extravaganza at Rainbow Fleece Farm

Celebrating National Spinning and Weaving Week - the Autumn Fiber Extravaganza features Rigid Heddle weaving, using an Ashford Blending Board, spinning and knitting. On Saturday - fiber artist Karen Johnson will demonstrate scarf weaving. Sunday, Donna Smith of Irish Ridge Alpacas will spin and weave. Both days feature make and take needlefelting. Sunday - Roberta Barham will share a pattern for felted/knitted roving slippers.

New Glarus Farmers Market

Swiss Steak Dinner

  • Brooklyn Community Building
  • Brooklyn
  • 10/9/2016
  • 3:30 pm
  • 608.455.3852

Sponsored by Brooklyn Lutheran Church.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Monroe Farmers Market

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

New Glarus Farmers Market

Tailgate party

Food, tailgating games, raffles, prizes, drinks and Badgers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes. $30 per person or $50 per couple.

Albany Historical Society Meeting

  • Albany Historical Society, 117 N. Water St.
  • Albany
  • 10/18/2016
  • 7 pm

Program - PJ Francis "Pioneers of Aviation".

Albany Historical Society Meeting

  • Albany Historical Society, 117 N. Water St.
  • Albany
  • 10/18/2016
  • 7 pm

Program - Richard Proenneke - video - Alone in the Wilderness.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Legend of Marlingshaw Manor - Haunted House

  • Monroe Theatre Guild, 910 16th Ave
  • Monroe
  • 10/20/2016 - 10/23/2016
  • 7 - 11 pm
  • 608.324.6530
  • www.monroetheatre.com

Marlingshaw Manor is a lovely estate that is finally for sale. The secrets within are a bit much to bare. Would you buy this house? Admission $10 - rated PG-13.

New Glarus Farmers Market

Color Run

5K run and 1 mile walk. Sponsored by St. Victor School - celebrating 100 years of faith, knowledge and service.

Artifact Show

  • Monticello Schools
  • Monticello
  • 10/23/2016
  • 8 am - 2 pm
  • 608.329.4781
  • monticello-wi.com

Native American Indian & Pre-Columbian Artifacts - dealers & displays.

Midday Masterworks Series

"Music for Royal Weddings" is the title for the program of the Midday Masterworks organ mini-recital series. Established in 2002 by Monroe organist, Deborah Krauss Smith, 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

"Music for Royal Weddings" is the title for the program of the Midday Masterworks organ mini-recital series. Established in 2002 by Monroe organist, Deborah Krauss Smith, 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.

Legend of Marlingshaw Manor - Haunted House

  • Monroe Theatre Guild, 910 16th Ave
  • Monroe
  • 10/27/2016 - 10/31/2016
  • 7 - 11 pm
  • 608.324.6530
  • www.monroetheatre.com

Marlingshaw Manor is a lovely estate that is finally for sale. The secrets within are a bit much to bare. Would you buy this house? Admission $10 - rated PG-13.

UFO Day

Parade at 1 pm, family fun, costumes, crafters and vendors in Library Park.

Haunted Mill Ride

(21 miles) Monroe to Orangeville, IL & back. Meet at Monroe Trailhead Shelter. Don a costume and join the fun on our spookiest ride of the year. Bring your trail pass, front & rear bike lights.

Spooky Tunnel Ride

(7.5 miles) Belleville to Stewart Tunnel and Back. Meet at Trail Parking Lot near Library Park in Belleville. A fun easy ride to the tunnel - with refreshments when you get there. Bring a trail pass, bike light and wear a costume.

Scare on the Square

Parade at 4:30 followed by "trunk or treat" - line up on the west side. Sponsored by Main Street Monroe.

Wine Walk - Main Street Monroe

First Thursday Wine Walk - shop and sample - 15 participating stores. Tickets available at Heartland Graphics and Toy Haus.

Fall Arts and Crafts Fair

Sponsored by the Brodhead Jaycees. Over 90 vendor booths (three full gyms!) of artists, crafters, and home-show consultants at the Brodhead Elementary and Middle Schools...plus a food stand! Its a great place for your holiday shopping, especially for finding that one-of-kind, handmade gift. There's truly something for everyone at this great event!

Jacob's Swag- presents Dueling Pianos

  • St. Victor Schoo Gym, 1760 - 14th St.
  • Monroe
  • 11/12/2016
  • 7 pm
  • 608.293.2418

Social and appetizers 7 pm, entertainment at 8 pm. $35 in advance; $40 at the door. The Jacob's SWAG (Support With Awareness & Giving) Foundation was created to provide educational programs in schools the community youth programs - focusing on bullying, suicide prevention, mental health and making good life choices.

Twelfth Day of Vendors

  • Crossroads Community Church, 222 Old Argyle Road
  • Monroe
  • 11/12/2016
  • 10 am - 2 pm

Over 30 vendors and crafters.

Monroe Blues Hockey vs. Fond du Lac Bears

  • Stateline Ice Arena, 1632 4th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 11/12/2016
  • 7 pm

Adult full check hockey. Blues Bar open with Spotted Cow and Rhinelander Light.

Albany Historical Society Meeting

  • Albany Historical Society, 117 N. Water St.
  • Albany
  • 11/15/2016
  • 7 pm

Program - Richard Proenneke - video - Alone in the Wilderness.

Farm to Table Turkey Trot at Rainbow Fleece Farm

Holiday open house with turkey, lamb and chicken available to pick up. Yarn and Fiber Barn also open.

Lighting of Community Christmas Tree

Tipsy Turkey Pub Crawl

Register online at swisstown.com.

Small Business Saturday

Shop for a Cure

Over 50 local consultants, vendors, crafters and businesses offer a wide variety of beautiful gift items, home décor, gourmet foods and crafts to help with your holiday shopping. Door prizes, raffles and baked goods will also be part of this shopping experience. A snack and lunch stand will be available. The entire community is invited to attend and admission is free! The 11th annual Shop For A Cure is sponsored by Relay For Life of Green County. Proceeds are donated to the American Cancer Society. For more information, contact Jo Ann Steuri 608-728-2980 or JoAnn Czajka, 608-325-9716.

FAITH's 2nd Annual Peace, Hope and FAITH Holiday Extravaganza

  • Peppercorn Banquets, 1417 Mansion Dr.
  • Monroe
  • 12/1/2016
  • 6 pm

Fundraiser benefitting FAITH Addiction Awareness - holiday shopping done in one stop. 30+ vendors.

White Christmas

  • Monroe Theatre Guild, 910 16th Ave
  • Monroe
  • 12/2/2016 - 12/4/2016
  • Fri-Sat 7:30 pm; Sunday 2 pm
  • 608.325.1111
  • www.monroetheatre.com

Following WWII, song-and-dance duo Bob Wallace and Phil Davis follow sister duo Betty and Judy to perform in Columbia Inn in Pine Tree, Vermont. As they arrive Bob and Phil find their old commander, General Waverly, is the lodge owner and in trouble. While the group tries to pull off a yuletide miracle for the General, a series of romances and mix-ups occur causing tensions to rise. The witty humor, toe tapping songs, astonishing dance numbers, and drama in this Christmas classic is sure to put you in the mood for this season. Includes memorable songs such as: White Christmas, Snow, Count Your Blessings, and more. Directed by Katie Doyle-Bauman.

Lighted Christmas Parade

The Monroe Noon Optimist invites everyone to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus after the parade at Wisconsin Bank & Trust for Crafts-Hot Chocolate-Treats-Photo with Santa. If you have any questions please contact: Tom Miller - Parade Co-Chairman: tmiller4421@charter.net, 329-4421 Melisa Zettle-Parade Co-Chairman: melisaschmidt@hotmail.com, 214-2577.  Parade sponsored by Main Street Monroe.

Holiday Gift, Craft and Bake Sale

  • Community Room at Pleasant View Nursing Home
  • Monroe
  • 12/2/2016
  • 7 am - 4 pm

10% of all proceeds go to the Resident's Activity Fund for programming. Baked goods, dips, embroidered items, gift baskets, various craft items, recipe booklets, and more.

Cookie Walk

  • UCC Church, E201 23rd St.
  • Brodhead
  • 12/3/2016
  • 608.897.2917

Sponsored by Congregational United Church of Christ.

St. Nicholas Day and Swiss Church Cookie Walk

  • Swiss United Church, 18 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 12/3/2016
  • 608.527.2095
  • www.swisstown.com

Email generalinfo@swisschurch.org for info on the Cookie Walk.

Holiday Gazebo Decorating

Sponsored by Brooklyn Area Chamber and Boy/Cub Scouts.

Enchanted Sugar River Christmas

Santa visits, lighting of holiday tree, carolers, refreshments.

Toy Train Barn Holiday Food Drive

Bring a food to donate to those who need it for the Holidays! Bring non-perishable food items to donate and it's free admission into the Museum. Treats and Coffee available.  All food will be donated to our local Food Pantry. 8th annual year!

Deutscher Weihnachtsgottesdienst (German Christmas communion service)

Monroe Swiss Singers lead service of carols & scripture, conducted entirely in German with translation provided.

Monroe City Band Christmas Concert

  • Location to be announced.
  • Monroe
  • 12/4/2016
  • 3 pm

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.

White Christmas

  • Monroe Theatre Guild, 910 16th Ave
  • Monroe
  • 12/9/2016 - 12/11/2016
  • Fri-Sat 7:30 pm; Sunday 2 pm
  • 608.325.1111
  • www.monroetheatre.com

Following WWII, song-and-dance duo Bob Wallace and Phil Davis follow sister duo Betty and Judy to perform in Columbia Inn in Pine Tree, Vermont. As they arrive Bob and Phil find their old commander, General Waverly, is the lodge owner and in trouble. While the group tries to pull off a yuletide miracle for the General, a series of romances and mix-ups occur causing tensions to rise. The witty humor, toe tapping songs, astonishing dance numbers, and drama in this Christmas classic is sure to put you in the mood for this season. Includes memorable songs such as: White Christmas, Snow, Count Your Blessings, and more. Directed by Katie Doyle-Bauman.

Lunch with Santa

Santa Day

  • Community Building
  • Brooklyn
  • 12/10/2016
  • 10 am - 1 pm
  • 608.628.2755
  • www.bacoc.org

Photos with Santa, re-gifting center, refreshments.

Cookie & Candy Sale

  • St. John's United Church
  • Monroe
  • 12/10/2016
  • 8 am - noon

Fill your own trays with holiday treats. Big variety of homemade holiday cookies and candy and gift baskets and trays available.

Pre-Christmas Bake Sale

  • Zwingli Church
  • Monticello
  • 12/10/2016
  • 9 AM - 1 PM

Green Cares Food Pantry Holiday Homes Tour

  • 209 Main Street
  • Monticello
  • 12/10/2016
  • 10 am - 2 pm

Stop first at our Hospitality Center (209 Main Street, Monticello) to purchase your tickets, and then head out to go sneak a peek at wonderful holiday decorations and beautiful homes! In addition to refreshments at the Hospitality Center, Emmi Roth will be hosting a cheese sampling of different types of Emmi Roth cheeses and Dessert Auction. Highest bidders get to take home delicious desserts to help sweeten their holiday! Refreshments will be served and you will get to meet Mrs. Claus and her elves. Tickets to the event will be available at the door of our Hospitality Center located at 209 Main Street, Monticello. Doors will open at 9:45am on December 10th . Green Cares Food Pantry would love to thank Jane and Ruth Sybers for hosting this event and for Emmi Roth for their participation. Please come to join us in support of Green Cares Food Pantry!

Bel Canto Singers - A Choral Christmas

  • St. Victor Church, 1760 - 14th St.
  • Monroe
  • 12/18/2016
  • 7 pm
  • 608.325.5700

Founded in 1979, the Bel Canto Singers of Monroe consists of over twenty-five members. Under the direction of Allen Redford, Director of Choral Music at Highland College, the Bel Canto Singers are recognized by audiences for the excellent artistic interpretations of choral works. From baroque and short classical works, to spirituals, show tunes, and contemporary works by area composers, Bel Canto concerts are a highlight of the season. Their annual Christmas concert is one of their most popular events.

Winterfest Veteran's Rally

Veteran's social event.

Albany Historical Society Meeting

  • Albany Historical Society, 117 N. Water St.
  • Albany
  • 1/17/2017
  • 7 pm

Program is "show and tell" - bring artifacts to show.

Program - Show and Tell

  • Albany Historical Society, 117 N. Water St.
  • Albany
  • 1/17/2017
  • 7 pm

Bring your treasures or artifacts.

Comedy Night

  • Monroe Theatre Guild, 910 16th Ave
  • Monroe
  • 1/20/2017 - 1/21/2017
  • 7:30 pm
  • 608.325.1111
  • www.monroetheatre.com

Presented by Monroe Theatre Guild. An R rated evening of comedy and laughter.

YMCA Gems Gymnastics Meet

  • Green County YMCA - 1307 - 2nd St.
  • Monroe
  • 1/21/2017 - 1/22/2017
  • 608.325.2003
  • greencountyymca.org

Music Crawl

Multiple venues & live bands. Sponsored by Belleville Chamber of Commerce. Noon - 3 pm: Dot's Tavern with Ghosts in the Room. 1:30 - 4:30 pm: J&M Bar with Sparetime Bluegrass. 3 - 6 pm: The Nest with Andy Yaun - Rockabilly Kid. 5 - 8 pm: Dam Bar with Old Black Joe and the 3rd Rail Sparks Band. 8 11 pm: Schwoegler's Sugar River Lanes with Eric Nofsinger band. Wristbands are $10.

Comedy Night

  • Monroe Theatre Guild, 910 16th Ave
  • Monroe
  • 1/27/2017 - 1/28/2017
  • 7:30 pm
  • 608.325.1111
  • www.monroetheatre.com

Presented by Monroe Theatre Guild. An R rated evening of comedy and laughter.

Min-PAWS Yappy Hour

Craft beers, appetizers, 50-50 raffle, bid on themed baskets. Fund raiser for the Green County Humane Society.

Daddy-Daughter Dance

YMCA Gator Swim Meet

Albany Lions Pancake Day

Cupid's Walk

Sample and Shop the downtown Square! Hot chocolate and other seasonal beverages, sweet treats, pairings. Explore local retail stores and take advantage of winter promotions. Tickets $10 adults and $ for children twelve and under. Limited tickets sold - get yours in advance at Toy Haus and Rainbow Confections.

Dodgeball Tournament

  • Brodhead Middle School
  • Brodhead
  • 2/18/2017
  • 10 am

Hosted by Brodhead Police Association. The cost is $20 per person, teams of 6-10 players each, 15 years of age and older (players under 18 must have a signed parental consent form the day of the tournament). Registration deadline is Feb. 3rd to guarantee team shirts, but we will accept registrations thru February 17th (no shirts will be ordered from team registrations received after the 3rd). To get your team packet (this includes the parental consent form) email brodheadpa@gmail.com and we will send one out ASAP. Spectators are welcome to attend for a small cash donation. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Brodhead Police Department K9 Fund.

Loaves & Fishes Community Meal

  • Grace Lutheran Church, 1025 15th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 2/26/2017
  • 4-6 pm

Free community meal - always no charge - all are welcome - always the fourth Sunday at Grace Lutheran in Monroe.

Celtic "Run Before You Crawl"

5k race at 9 am & kid's fun run at 8:30 am. 6th annual event. Register at the Green County Family YMCA or online at www.greencountyymca.org.

Celtic Pub Crawl

Pub crawl, live music, bag pipers.

St. Patrick's Day Dance

  • Browntown Fire Department
  • Browntown
  • 3/11/2017
  • 608.966.3270
  • browntown-wi.us

Farm Toy Show

  • Monroe High School Gym - 1600 26th St.
  • Monroe
  • 3/12/2017
  • 9 AM - 3 PM
  • 608.214.4817

Look, buy, sell, trade. Food stand, silent auction, old and new farm toys, Nascar, miniature farm displays. $3 admission. Children under 10 free. Kids Pedal Tractor Pull starts at 1 pm. Sponsored by FFA and FFA Alumni.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Sponsored by Main Street Monroe.

Fire Department Kalberwurst Dinner

Kalberwurst Dinner.

Madison Youth Choirs

The Madison Youth Choirs, under the artistic direction of Michael Ross, are once again welcomed back the Monroe Arts Center. The Choirs will premiere a musical score composed by Scott Gendel, to accompany the reading of Paul Gallico's The Snow Goose by professional actor Richard Hilger. Hilger and the choirs will be joined by a chamber music group. The success of this reading three years ago led to the commission of the musical score. The Choirs have an international reputation and performs annually with the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Their mission is to inspire enjoyment, enhance education, nurture personal, musical, and social development by the study and performance of high-quality and diverse choral literature.

Open House - New EMS Station

  • Monroe
  • 3/19/2017
  • 1 - 5 pm

All You Care to Eat Breakfast and Bake Sale

  • Monroe Moose Lodge, 639 3rd Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 3/19/2017

Hosted by Monroe Noon Optimists to raise funds for kids programs and events.

Stateline Home & Business Expo

  • Stateline Ice Arena
  • Monroe
  • 4/1/2017 - 4/2/2017
  • Saturday 9 am - 4 pm, Sunday 10 am - 2 pm
  • 608.325.7648
  • monroechamber.org

Sponsored by Monroe Area Chamber of Commerce.

Atimevu Drum Group

  • Union Prebyterian Church, 2707 - 5th St.
  • Monroe
  • 4/2/2017
  • 1 pm

Free concert of traditional music from Ghana, West Africa.

Michael Perry's Roughneck Grace: Humor and Hope from the Heartland

Belleville Public Library is proud to host author Michael Perry for a humorous talk and book reading followed by a book signing. A native of New Auburn, WI, Perry's bestselling memoirs and short stories capture rural Wisconsin life in a way that is both refreshingly modern and reassuringly familiar. This event is free and open to the public thanks to contributions from the Friends of the Belleville Public Library, Belleville Area Cultural Foundation, and Beyond the Page.

So Ole Says to Lena: Folk Humor in the Upper Midwest

James P. Leary, the author of So Ole Says to Lena: Folk Humor in the Upper Midwest, draws on fieldwork with diverse joke tellers from around the state, together with insights into Wisconsin's unique cultural history. He will be sharing jokes and anecdotes that thrive in Wisconsin about the misadventures of Native peoples, immigrant and ethnic groups, workers, hunters and fishers, Packer fans, and more. This event is free and open to the public thanks to Madison Community Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Beyond the Page. Presented by the Belleville Public Library on Wednesday, September 20th at 6:30 pm at the Belleville High School Auditorium (625 W Church St, Belleville).

Wisconsin Regional Arts Program Competition & Exhibition

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 4/7/2017 - 4/30/2017
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

For the 30th consecutive year, the Monroe Arts Center will host the Wisconsin Regional Arts Program (WRAP) Competition. All artwork entered in this competition will be on exhibit in Monroe Arts Center's Frehner Gallery from April 7 through June 9, 2017. A demonstration or lecture, judging, and critique by a guest artist will be the focus of the artist workshop day held on Saturday, June 10 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. This event is co-sponsored by the Monroe Arts Center and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Liberal Studies and the Arts.

Mostly From My Collection - Exhibit by Jonathan Wilde

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 4/7/2017 - 4/30/2017
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Wilde's oil paintings are a keen observation of the natural world. Throughout his career, he has shared a connection with the wooded hills and river valleys of the northern United States, as well as the pastoral landscapes of the Midwest. His connection with nature can be observed through an ability to depict animals living in their natural habitat. This is especially apparent through his passion for birds from their serene innocence to their tension for survival. Many of Wilde's works are created en plein aire, which allows him to capture the essence of time and place within the landscape.

Monroe Quiz Bowl

What do you know about Monroe? Put your hometown knowledge to the test in this team trivia competition! With prizes, food, and fun! Freewill donation appreciated. Register by April 1.

Six Appeal Vocal Band

Six Appeal has become known for their vivid musical style, unmatched energy, and playful charm. This world-class vocal ensemble is infused with impeccable comedic timing, impressive choreography, and the energy and vitality of a rock band. Swearing off instruments, this award-winning vocal band takes audiences on a musical journey that spans a multitude of decades and genres - performing oldies, current chart toppers, and catchy original tunes - all completely a cappella. In 2012 they won the Championship title at the National Harmony Sweepstakes, performed nationwide, and sang at the 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl live on ESPN. If you can imagine it, Six Appeal can sing it!

Live Music at Junction House

Those Guys and a Girl.

Spring Shearing Day at Rainbow Fleece Farm

See the sheep shed their winter coats! Shearing demos at 1 and 2 pm - by Marcie Poppen, a former Iowa Women's Shearing Champion. Fiber demonstrations including spinning, blending and needlefelting.

Angels Among Us - 5K run/walk

  • SLICE Arena, 1632 - 4th Ave. W.
  • Monroe
  • 4/22/2017
  • Opening ceremony 9:30 am
  • www.jacobsswag.org

Art auction, live music, face painting, family fun. Info: Teri at 608.293.2418 or Kathy at 608.214.4652. $30 individual registration or $100 per team. Remembering Jacob Ellefson and Tyler Pierce and all who have been lost to suicide or suffer with mental illness.

Pawlapalooza

Benefit for the Green County Humane Society.

Spring Fish Boil

  • UCC Church, E201 23rd St.
  • Brodhead
  • 4/29/2017
  • 4:30 - 7 pm
  • 608.897.2917

The menu consists of the boiled fish, potatoes, carrots, onions, cole slaw, rolls, drinks and for dessert, a ice cream sundae bar. Please call the church office at 608-897-2917 for more information or for tickets.

Alzheimer's - An Event to Remember

  • Albany Lions Building, 402 N. Cincinnati St.
  • Albany
  • 4/29/2017
  • 10 am - 3 pm
  • www.alz.org

30+ vendors, bake sale, silent auction, basket raffle and 50-50 raffle. All proceeds benefiting Alzheimer's Assn.

Swiss Historical Village open for the season

Open 10 am - 4 pm; daily through mid October.

Wisconsin Regional Arts Program Competition & Exhibition

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

For the 30th consecutive year, the Monroe Arts Center will host the Wisconsin Regional Arts Program (WRAP) Competition. All artwork entered in this competition will be on exhibit in Monroe Arts Center's Frehner Gallery from April 7 through June 9, 2017. A demonstration or lecture, judging, and critique by a guest artist will be the focus of the artist workshop day held on Saturday, June 10 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. This event is co-sponsored by the Monroe Arts Center and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Liberal Studies and the Arts.

Mostly From My Collection - Exhibit by Jonathan Wilde

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

Wilde's oil paintings are a keen observation of the natural world. Throughout his career, he has shared a connection with the wooded hills and river valleys of the northern United States, as well as the pastoral landscapes of the Midwest. His connection with nature can be observed through an ability to depict animals living in their natural habitat. This is especially apparent through his passion for birds from their serene innocence to their tension for survival. Many of Wilde's works are created en plein aire, which allows him to capture the essence of time and place within the landscape.

Monroe Farmers Market - Begins for the Season

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

YMCA Golf Marathon

  • Monroe Country Club
  • Monroe
  • 5/5/2017
  • Breakfast 6:30 am, Golf 7:30 am
  • Green County YMCA - 608.325.2003
  • greencountyymca.org

Cheese Tasting Fund Raiser - Father Thomas F. Campion Charitable Fund

Featuring cheese from 30 states from the United States Championship Cheese Contest. Large variety and selection of cheese - all artfully displayed for your viewing and tasting pleasure.  Plus steak sandwiches, free beer all night. Silent Auction items and 50-50 raffle too! Sponsored by Foreign Type Cheesemakers here in Monroe, and the Wisconsin Cheesemakers Assn. $30. Tickets at the door, or purchase in advance at Heartland Graphics in Monroe. Proceeds to benefit the Father Thomas F. Campion Charitable Fund - promoting causes related to youth, youth athletics, and special needs individuals of all ages.

Community Garage Sales

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Purchase for Paws

  • SLICE Arena, 1632 - 4th Ave. W.
  • Monroe
  • 5/10/2017 - 5/12/2017
  • 608.325.9600

Garage sale and bake sale to benefit Green County Humane Society.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

The Art of Healing - MAC Gallery at Monore Clinic

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 John Urban, Doris Klein, and Kari Morrison - Focus on Health.

Community Garage Sales

Green Haven's 25th Annual Mother's Day Plant Sale

Pre-order by April 22 for pick-up at Monroe (First National Bank)or Monticello (Village Hall). Sale sites are same as pre-order pick up sites. Friday 8 am - 5 pm and Saturday 8 am - noon. Plants are from Ahren's Acres (Brodhead). Green Haven Family Advocates is a community-based organization dedicated to strengthening the individuals and families in Green County affected by abuse and violence through prevention, education, advocacy, support and services.

Bike Rodeo

A rodeo is a bicycle skills event which provides an opportunity for young bicyclists to practice and develop skills that will help them to become better bicyclists and avoid typical crashes.

New Glarus Police Department and New Glarus Chamber host the event.  Along with teaching bike safety...they give away 50 bike helmets and goodie basg filled with coupons, coloring books, stickers and etc. Everyone who attends including parents and siblings enjoy a free lunch. Also a bouncy house and petting zoo! The biggest attraction for the event every year is the drawing for a chance to win one of the bikes given away. The bikes are generously donated by local businesses. Children K-4th grade can sign up to win.

Kiwanis Disc Golf Family Fun Day

4rd Annual Kiwanis Disc Golf Family Fun Day at Twining Park.  The scenic disc golf course at Twining Park in Monroe, Wisconsin includes 18 fun-filled holes with varying distances and difficulty.
Disc Golf Tournament 9:00am
Bean Bag & Men's Doubles Pickleball 10:00am
Amateur Frisbee Golf 11:00am
Mixed Doubles Pickleball 1:00pm
Cost: $10 for a team of two T-shirts: With pre-registration before April 28th
Prizes: For 1st & 2nd place teams in each tournament.
Registration Forms available at Monroe Park and Rec Make Checks payable to Monroe Kiwanis.
SPONSORED BY THE MONROE KIWANIS

Live Music at Last Chance Saloon

Andy Yaun - Rockabilly Kid.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Beer + Yoga

$15 with a portion donated to charity. Only 23 spots available - reserve yours by emailing aking@minhasbrewery.com or call 608.328.5552.

Youngest Survivors of the Holocaust: Local Doctor Headlines Event in Belleville

Dr. Mark Olsky of Fitchburg will share his mother's story courtesy of the Belleville Public Library. Olsky's mother Rachel was one of three young, pregnant women profiled in the global best seller, Born Survivors. Written by Wendy Holden, the book chronicles the story of how the three women managed to not only survive a Nazi concentration camp, but keep their pregnancies hidden and successfully deliver their babies. These "babies", now in their seventies, went on to lead lives of public service, with Olsky treating thousands of patients right here in southern Wisconsin. "Born Survivors is really the story of our mothers," said Olsky. "They are the heroes who saved the three of us and because of their bravery, we've been blessed with the chance to help other people." Olsky is joined by survivor Hana Berger, along with Brian Petersohn, whose father administered medical treatment that saved baby Hana's life. Copies of Holden's book will be available for purchase. Sponsored by the Friends of the Belleville Public Library.

Juda Hill Climb

5K Race, 2K Walk, Kid's Fun Run.

Spring Fling

Hosted by Monticello Chamber of Commerce, Lions and Lioness.  Car show, arts and crafts, ball games, beer garden, pig roast, musical entertainment, garage sales.

Matthew Black in Concert and Bread for the World Fundraiser

  • Union Prebyterian Church, 2707 - 5th St.
  • Monroe
  • 5/20/2017
  • 7 pm

Matthew Black is a folk-rock singer-songwriter whose songs offer an endearing mix of spirituality, sadness and warmth.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Pancake Breakfast and Airport Fly-In

Sponsored by EAA Chapter 431. All you an eat pancakes.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Music Fest

Live music, games and inflatables.

Yesteryear's Weekend

Friday  - Street Dance with the Francois Frenchtown Band from 8 til midnight.  4-H Food Stand.

Saturday - Reuben's Run with registration at 7:15 am, race at 8:30 am.  Pedal tractor pull for kids 3-10 with registration at 9:30 am and pull at 10 am.  Yesteryear Parade at 1 pm, followed by Dairy Queen crowning at Library Park, food stands, entertainment at 2 pm with the Maynard T. Thumbwanger Band.   Also bouncy houses for the kids plus EMS demos and bake sale til 4 pm.

Chicken BBQ -  Sun, Mon - serving around 11 am and until the chicken is gone.

Monday - Memorial Day Program and Parade (lineup at school at 10 am), parade to Legion Building at 10:30 am.  Duck Races on the Sugar River after the parade. 

Brodhead Historic Depot Museum opens

Open May 27, 28, & 29; then open every Wed., Sat., Sun., & holidays til Oct. 9.

Live music at Puempel's Olde Tavern

  • Puempel's Olde Tavern
  • New Glarus
  • 5/27/2017
  • 12:30 - 3:30 pm
  • 608.527.2045
  • www.puempels.com

Andy Yaun - Rockabilly Kid.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Memorial Day Parade

  • Albany
  • 5/29/2017

Sponsored by McDermett-Steindorf American Legion.

Memorial Day Ceremony

  • Greenwood Cemetery, Intersection 27th Ave and 18th St.
  • Monroe
  • 5/29/2017

9 am - parade with Monroe High School Band leaves from Recreation Park. 9:30 am - program at Greenwood Cemetery.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Wisconsin Regional Arts Program Competition & Exhibition

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 6/1/2017 - 6/9/2017
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

For the 30th consecutive year, the Monroe Arts Center will host the Wisconsin Regional Arts Program (WRAP) Competition. All artwork entered in this competition will be on exhibit in Monroe Arts Center's Frehner Gallery from April 7 through June 9, 2017. A demonstration or lecture, judging, and critique by a guest artist will be the focus of the artist workshop day held on Saturday, June 10 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. This event is co-sponsored by the Monroe Arts Center and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Liberal Studies and the Arts.

Mostly From My Collection - Exhibit by Jonathan Wilde

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 6/1/2017 - 6/9/2017
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Wilde's oil paintings are a keen observation of the natural world. Throughout his career, he has shared a connection with the wooded hills and river valleys of the northern United States, as well as the pastoral landscapes of the Midwest. His connection with nature can be observed through an ability to depict animals living in their natural habitat. This is especially apparent through his passion for birds from their serene innocence to their tension for survival. Many of Wilde's works are created en plein aire, which allows him to capture the essence of time and place within the landscape.

First Thursday Wine Walk - Main Street Monroe

First Thursday Wine Walk - shop and sample - 16 participating stores. Tickets available at Heartland Graphics, Toy Haus, and Monroe Chamber of Commerce. $25 - limit four tickets per person. Only 250 to be sold.

Cars on the Square

Classic car show in Downtown Monroe.

Once Upon a Square - Summer Kick Off

Kicking off the Main Street Monroe summer season with live music, games, food and fun - and introducing the summer theme with both classic and contemporary storybook characters.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Monroe City Band Concert

Tonight's theme: The Golden Age of Bands. 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.

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Supper

The Care Net Pregnancy Center is hosting an All You Can Eat Spaghetti Supper! Meat and vegetarian spaghetti sauce will be served along with breadsticks, tossed salad, homemade desserts and beverages. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Take-outs will be available.

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.

Aladdin Junior

  • Monroe Theatre Guild, 910 16th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 6/8/2017 - 6/9/2017
  • Thursday 7 pm, Friday 7 pm
  • 608.325.1111
  • www.monroetheatre.com

Based on the iconic animated film, with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Disney's Aladdin JR. is sure to send audiences soaring on a flying carpet ride filled with romance and adventure. When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more are here in Disney's Aladdin JR., a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love.

Concert on the Square

Tonight: music with local favorite THE JIMMYS!  Summer concert series with live music, food stands, beer stand. Sponsored by Main Street Monroe with underwriter Colony Brands.

LOCAL FLAVORS NIGHT and SCHOOL'S OUT FOR SUMMER! Showcase of non-profits with booths on the south side of the Square, plus caricature artist and face painting.  Meet the Green County Dairy Queens at intermission.

Old Time Cheesemaking

See a wheel of Swiss made the old-fashioned way, hand stirred in a copper kettle at the circa 1800's Imobersteg Farmstead Factory; also entertainment, demonstrations, gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and cream puffs.

Community Garage Sales

BBC - Beer, Bacon, and Cheese Sampling

Buy a wristband for sampling craft beers, cheese, & sausage; live music in the Polkafest tent.

5K Run and Walk - Keeping the Pulse

Sponsored by New Glarus EMS. Info: angelaskarlen@gmail.com, 608.527.5067.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Aladdin Junior

  • Monroe Theatre Guild, 910 16th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 6/11/2017
  • Sunday show at 1 pm
  • 608.325.1111
  • www.monroetheatre.com

Based on the iconic animated film, with an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Disney's Aladdin JR. is sure to send audiences soaring on a flying carpet ride filled with romance and adventure. When the street urchin, Aladdin, vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more are here in Disney's Aladdin JR., a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and the power of love.

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.

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.

Ice Cream Social

  • Grace Lutheran Church, 1025 - 15th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 6/15/2017
  • 4 - 6:30 pm

Homemade BBQ or ham sandwich, potato salad, veggies and dip, homemade pie or ice cream sundae. Carry-outs available. At Grace Lutheran Church - across from newly paved lot where parking ramp was located (just west of downtown Square). Handicap accessible. Proceeds support roof maintenance for the Family Promise Day Center/Office.

10 Grand in your Hand (4th annual event)

A benefit for Family Promise of Green County. On Thursday, June 15th at the Monroe Den, 1506 31st Avenue, Monroe, Family Promise will be hosting their 4th annual fundraising raffle. Tickets are $100 but only 250 will be sold. Tickets include drinks and food for two with the menu consisting of pulled pork sandwiches, Barb's potato salad, macaroni & cheese, baked beans, veggies, dessert and beverages. Tickets will be drawn through out the evening with every tenth ticket winning a prize worth at least $100. The final ticket drawn will win $10,000. Tickets can be purchased from any member of the Family Promise board. For more information call 608-328-2600.

Brat Bash

  • Twining Valley, 700 - 8th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 6/16/2017
  • 10 am - 2 pm

All proceeds to Monroe Clinic Hospice. Please contact Linda McArdle of Twining Valley Retirement Community @ 329-5999 with donations or questions. Drive up or dine in at Twining Valley.

GAP Church Rummage Sale

  • Hwy. 59; 4 miles west of Albany
  • Albany
  • 6/17/2017
  • 8 am - 2 pm
  • 68.214.8289

Fund Raiser for the GAP Church.

Fishing Derby for Kids

Sponsored by Brodhead Optimists - for kids 12 and under.

Gran Fondue Cycling Event

Raising money to help cancer patients in Green County and Southern Wisconsin via the Monroe Clinic & Hospital Foundation- Cancer Fund. Held in conjunction with Monroe Balloon and Blues weekend. Info: David Fonda: cycleupperleft.il@gmail.com

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Monroe City Band Concert

Tonight's theme: World Tour. 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 Badger Days

Fund raiser for UW-Madison Athletic Department - entertainment, golf tournament, dining. Sponsored by Colony Brands.  2017 theme:  Night at the WI-ZOO.

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.

Concert on the Square

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

Tonight: SPICY CAJUN SWAMP PARTY - Mardi Gras. It's Community Night! Pay it forward - bring your friends and invite your older neighbors to come with you and join in the fun. Token gift for the senior citizens in the audience.

Browntown SummerFest

  • Community Park
  • Browntown
  • 6/23/2017 - 6/24/2017
  • 608-966-3273
  • browntown-wi.us

Friday night: Antique Tractor Pull starts at 7, food and refreshments are available. Saturday night: Music by the "Cherry Bombers" starts at 7, will pause for fireworks at 9:00, then resume playing until midnight, food and beverages will be available. All proceeds to benefit the park and continue Summerfest!!!!

A Life with Paint - Exhibit by Kay Kittell

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 6/23/2017 - 6/30/2017
  • 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.

Heidi Folk Festival

ne of the great New Glarus traditions: the Heidi play will be at the New Glarus High School at 7:00pm Friday, June 23rd and at 1:00 on Saturday, June 24th. See Johanna Spyri's classic play, Heidi, the heartwarming story of the young girl with braids, her gruff grandfather, and their love of the Swiss Alps.

Live Music at Junction House

Mile 134.

Relay for Life of Green County

More than just a fundraising event, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life offers our community a way to celebrate cancer survivorship, remember loved ones lost and fight back against a disease that takes too much from too many. As always, everyone in the community is invited to participate in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Green County. Join us by lighting a luminaria, pledging to save one life from cancer this year, or simply walking laps with friends and family!

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Green County Dairy Day Parade

Parade at noon, followed by county queen and princess crowning at Argyle Legion Park. Duck races at Argyle Village Bridge at 2 pm. Fish fry at Argyle-Adams Firehouse from 4 - 9 pm.

Taste of New Glarus

Join the fun on the streets for live music, beer, food and special sidewalk sales around town.

King Family Benefit

  • Masonic Temple - 1613 1/2 10th St.
  • Monroe
  • 6/24/2017
  • 11 am - 2 pm

Pulled pork lunch with cole slaw, baked beans, hot dogs, chips and beverage. Benefit for the King Family of Monroe. On Friday, April 7th, Dustin King was med-flighted to UW hospital, where he was admitted to the ICU for heart problems. After a stressful journey through resetting his heart rhythm, shots, tests, meds, MRIs, and a minor heart procedure he's doing better and on the mend now. Please stop by and have lunch (free will donation) on Saturday June 24th and bid on some items that will be in the silent auction. Questions: 608.325.1277.

Albany Lions Car Show - 14th Annual

Awards, entertainment, food. Always the 4th Sunday in June.

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.

3-D Wet Felting Art Class

Just what is three-dimensional wet felting? Join fiber artist Janis Merkle on Thursday, June 29 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at MAC to learn how to create your very own wet felt vessel. In only four hours, participants learn the basics of the wet felting process and then design, construct, and take home the vessel they have created. These vessels are created and shaped in one piece from wool fibers on a three-dimensional form. The application of water, heat, and agitation causes the wool fibers to meld into a solid felt that holds its shape. If desired, optional silk fiber embellishments can then be added to the surface. After trying out many fiber arts, including devoting ten years to hand weaving, instructor Janis Merkle discovered wet felting several years ago. She comments, "The transformation of loose wool fiber into felt using only soapy water seemed magical. The process of wet felting involves an element of serendipity, which increases its appeal for me." Merkle creates one-of-a-kind scarves and decorative felt vessels under the name Primrose Fiber Arts. The class fee for members of Monroe Arts Center is $45 plus a $15 supply fee, and the class fee for non-members is $50 plus a $15 supply fee. Provided supplies include wool roving and embellishment materials. Registration deadline is June 22. To register or for information call 608-325-5700 or in person at Monroe Arts Center, 1315 11th Street. Class size is limited.

Live Music at Junction House

Reloaded.

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.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

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.

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.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Butterflies and Lemonade

  • New Glarus Woods State Park, Intersection Hwy. 69 and County N
  • New Glarus
  • 7/29/2017
  • 7 pm
  • www.newglaruswoods.org

Fun and informative - Meet Amy Head and Friends at the north prairie kiosk for a brief talk about monarch butterflies: their life cycle, nutritional needs, migration habits and how humans can help them to thrive. Lemonade provided and supplies for an art project. Hosted by Friends of New Glarus Woods.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Monroe Farmers Market

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

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.

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.

GAP Church Hymn Sing

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

Old fashioned hymns & fellowship.

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.

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.

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.

Wilhelm Tell Festival

A New Glarus Labor Day tradition - 79th anniversary. Friday at 8:00 pm on the Front Church Lawn: The Children's Laternenzug (Lantern Parade) ends with the Free Kinderchor Concert. Saturday and Sunday at 1:00: Wilhelm Tell Pageant will take place at the Tell Grounds. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for K-12 students. On Saturday evening at 7:00pm, Swiss Church is hosting the Yodel Showcase, Yodelers/Männerchor and Street Dance on the front lawn. On Sunday from 9:00am to 4:00pm, visit Art in the Park in the Village Park. Artists will be exhibiting their original Photography, Glass Sculpture, Ceramics, Fiber, Paintings, Jewelry, and Wood items. Swiss Church Mission Committee's Pie and Food stand in the park. Homemade pies as well as food items are available with all profits going to Habitat for Humanity and our El Salvador All God's Children ministry. Also Sunday - Book Expo at the Swiss Church featuring 15 published authors.

Labor Day Tractor Pull

Starts Friday at 6 pm, food stands, organized pullers and amateurs, kiddie pulls Saturday and Sunday afternoon, live music Saturday and Sunday night, beer stand.

Monroe Clinic Gallery Exhibit

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

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Monticello Community Garage Sales

That Tree - by Mark Hirsch

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 9/8/2017 - 9/30/2017
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Exhbit continues through October 27, 2017. In January of 2012 while recovering from a near fatal car accident, Mark Hirsch purchased his first iPhone. He was encouraged by a friend to treat his new iPhone like his professional cameras. The first picture he took with his new iPhone was a photo of That Tree. He was instantly hooked! Mark had driven past and admired That Tree every day for nineteen years without ever taking a picture of it. This experience inspired Mark to embark on a unique adventure of making a photo-a-day of this lone bur oak tree in a Wisconsin cornfield. The year-long project was completed on March 23, 2013. That Tree, the fitting title of a full-color hardcover book, is published by Press Syndication Group (PSG). Mark regularly exhibits his photos of That Tree in galleries, and his story has been featured by many worldwide media organizations including CBS Sunday Morning, NBC News, The Sierra Club, Huffington Post, The Guardian, Le Monde, Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, San Francisco Chronicle, The Daily Mail (UK), and many more. Mark Hirsch is an editorial and corporate photographer, artist, and an inspiring public speaker based out of the unlikely place of Dubuque, Iowa. He spent twenty years in the newspaper industry as a photojournalist, photo editor, and visuals editor until ultimately embarking on a freelance career in 2006. His clients include Getty Images, The New York Times, and John Deere Corporation. Mark lives one mile from That Tree with a shaggy but lovable dog, Magnum. When not lying in a sea of cold trying to capture photographs of That Tree, Mark enjoys spending his time mountain biking, and hiking in the hills and valleys near his Platteville, Wisconsin home. OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY, SEPT. 8 FROM 5 - 7 PM WITH GALLERY TALK 5:30 PM.

28th Annual Photography Contest and Exhibit

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 9/8/2017 - 9/30/2017
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Exhbit continues through October 27, 2017. OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY, SEPT. 8 FROM 5 - 7 PM WITH AWARDS PRESENTED AT 6 PM.

Firelines by Jill Metcoff

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 9/8/2017 - 9/30/2017
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Exhbit continues through October 27, 2017.

Photographer Jill Metcoff has been captivated by fire--in the form of controlled burning--since 1998. She is passionate about our environment, a concern which led her to this photographic project. Firelines has as its theme the transformation of the American landscape by fire. "Controlled burns" of forest, savanna, wetland, and prairie lead to regeneration, a practice going back millennia. Her photographs freeze-frame this process, catching in a split second the moment when fire is actor and conductor of change.

The ephemeral forms that fire takes as it sweeps through the landscape of southwest Wisconsin, renewing patchworks of prairie, forest, and savanna, are the subject of her book, Firelines. She pairs her photographs from controlled burns with historical commentary, poetic reflections, and her own observations to construct a vibrant narrative of prose and imagery. Firelines brings us intimately close to the power, swiftness, and mystery of the purposeful use of fire as practiced over millennia.

Fall Fish Boil

  • UCC Church, E201 23rd St.
  • Brodhead
  • 9/9/2017
  • 608.897.2917

Brodhead Congregational UCC, located at Cty. Rd T & 23rd Street in Brodhead, is sponsoring a fish boil tomorrow, Saturday, September 9th from 4:30 to 7 pm. Tickets are available at the church office during open hours (8 - 12) or from church members and cost 12 dollars until 9/8 and $14 the day of. The menu consists of cod, potatoes, carrots, onion, coleslaw, roll, dessert and drinks. If you have questions, contact their office at 608-897-2917.

Green County "Pickers" Flea & Antique Market

Nearly 150 vendors; always first weekend in June and weekend after Labor Day.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Grace Church Free Festival

Live music, car show, free family fun.

Whine in the Woods

Chefs grilling onsite - small bites and appetizers, wine and beer tasting, cheese table, and live music. Hosted by Paul and Sue Barrett. Sponsored by the Green County Humane Society. Reservations required.

Corey Cox - Strawberry Wine at Hawk's Mill Winery

Hear the new remake of Strawberry Wine and other acoustic tunes by Corey Cox. The country artist is joining up with Hawk's Mill Winery to promote "Strawberry Wine" as his latest release. Hawk's Mill Winery will make and bottle Corey Cox - Strawberry Wine during the promotion of Cox's recording. The recording will be released to radio throughout the United States on September 26, 2017. It will also be available for digital downloading and on leading streaming services such as Spotify, Pandora and Amazon Music on that date.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Spirits of the Night

  • New Glarus Woods State Park, Intersection Hwy. 69 and County N
  • New Glarus
  • 9/16/2017
  • 7 pm
  • www.newglaruswoods.org

A spirited performance featuring a cast of characters who live at the Woods. Sit back and be entertained by informative (and sometimes silly) dialog from a raccoon, a deer, an opossum and others! Hot dogs available. Performance starts at 7:00.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Sunday Concert Series - Pro Arte Quartet

Founded by conservatory students in Brussels in 1912, Pro Arte Quartet became one of the most celebrated ensembles in Europe in the first half of the twentieth century and was named Court Quartet to the Queen of Belgium. Pro Arte played their American debut in 1926, performing at the inauguration of the Hall of Music in the Library of Congress, Washington, DC. The quartet was performing in Madison, Wisconsin in May 1940 when Nazi forces invaded Belgium. The University of Wisconsin responded to the emergency by offering the quartet a permanent campus home, the first such arrangement at a major American university. That original brilliance continues to this day. The UW Pro Arte residency became a model of artist residencies that is now widely emulated throughout the country. Today, in addition to widely acclaimed performances of standard classical repertoire, the Pro Arte continues its tradition of championing new music.

Church Dinner

Washington Reformation Church, located at N6026 Church Rd. in Monticello, will be hosting their church dinner on Sunday, September 17th from 10:30 am until 1:30 pm. The menu includes roasted pork loin, mashed potatoes and gravy, a vegetable medley, dinner rolls, dessert and drinks. Cost for this delicious dinner is $10 in advance for adults and kids 13 and older, children 6 - 12 is $5 and children 5 and under are free. The cost at the door will be $12. Take outs will be available. For more information, contact their church office at 608.938.4550.

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.

New Glarus Oktoberfest

Live music all weekend, and New Glarus beers on tap. Go to Swisstown.com for the complete schedule of bands and activities.

Kilby Supper

Offering a taste of community life: the Kilby Supper has roots in the traditional Swiss celebration of Kirchweihe. This church gathering, an annual event in Switzerland, presents a special meal to welcome church members back from their summer of farming in the high mountain meadows of the Alps.info: generalinfo@swisschurch.org

Fall National Tractor Pull

Tractor & truck pull with proceeds to local charitable causes, food stands, live music in the evening. Food and beer stand sponsored by Monroe Lions.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Post Comedy Theatre

It's a one-man variety show--an act unlike anything you've ever experienced. Elegantly elastic and multi-talented, Robert Post serves up a sumptuous entertainment feast. Hilarious, poignant, and physically dazzling, his meticulously crafted sketches fill the stage with bumblers, dreamers, and cartoonish heroes of every kind. One moment he's a bungling burglar, and the next a physics-defying stunt pilot.

Train Show

  • Stateline Ice Arena
  • Monroe
  • 9/23/2017 - 9/24/2017
  • 10 am - 4 pm
  • 608.558.9332
  • gcmrrinc.org

Operating layouts, displays, vendors, swap meet, prizes. Presented by Green County Model Railroaders and Monroe Chamber of Commerce. Lunch available. Info: 608.558.9332.

4th Annual Tractor Drive and Ride

  • 9/24/2017
  • Registration 9 am, Ride at 10 am
  • 608.604.4648 or 608.214.4371

Sponsored by Alzhemier's and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin. All tractors welcome - minimum speed of 10 mph required. Tractors $20, Wagon Riders $15. Kids under 10 $5. Wagons will be available for riders. All drivers must have driver's license or Tractor Safety certificate, all are required to sign liability waiver. No riders on tractors. Registration at Spring Grove Township Hall - on County GG, Brodhead. Lunch (free will donation) at Albany American Legion Post. Tour of Larson Acres Dairy Facility Antique Dairy Museum. Stop at Tastee Creme in Brodhead at the end of the day.

Open House - Albany Historical Society

  • Albany Historical Society, 117 N. Water St.
  • Albany
  • 9/24/2017
  • 2 - 4 pm

Celebrating 25 years: 1992 - 2017.

Tractor Pull

Black Top Pull sponsored by Community Antique Tractor Pullers - during New Glarus Oktoberfest.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Fall Festival

Food booths, games, vendors, arts and crafts. More info at 608.862.3220.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Grand Opening - Chalet at Glarner Village Rehab Center

Join in celebrating the opening of the newest addition to the New Glarus Home Community campus. Tours, music, raffle and refreshmehnts.

That Tree - by Mark Hirsch

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 10/1/2017 - 10/27/2017
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Exhbit continues through October 27, 2017. In January of 2012 while recovering from a near fatal car accident, Mark Hirsch purchased his first iPhone. He was encouraged by a friend to treat his new iPhone like his professional cameras. The first picture he took with his new iPhone was a photo of That Tree. He was instantly hooked! Mark had driven past and admired That Tree every day for nineteen years without ever taking a picture of it. This experience inspired Mark to embark on a unique adventure of making a photo-a-day of this lone bur oak tree in a Wisconsin cornfield. The year-long project was completed on March 23, 2013. That Tree, the fitting title of a full-color hardcover book, is published by Press Syndication Group (PSG). Mark regularly exhibits his photos of That Tree in galleries, and his story has been featured by many worldwide media organizations including CBS Sunday Morning, NBC News, The Sierra Club, Huffington Post, The Guardian, Le Monde, Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, San Francisco Chronicle, The Daily Mail (UK), and many more. Mark Hirsch is an editorial and corporate photographer, artist, and an inspiring public speaker based out of the unlikely place of Dubuque, Iowa. He spent twenty years in the newspaper industry as a photojournalist, photo editor, and visuals editor until ultimately embarking on a freelance career in 2006. His clients include Getty Images, The New York Times, and John Deere Corporation. Mark lives one mile from That Tree with a shaggy but lovable dog, Magnum. When not lying in a sea of cold trying to capture photographs of That Tree, Mark enjoys spending his time mountain biking, and hiking in the hills and valleys near his Platteville, Wisconsin home.

28th Annual Photography Contest and Exhibit

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 10/1/2017 - 10/27/2017
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Exhbit continues through October 27, 2017. OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY, SEPT. 8 FROM 5 - 7 PM WITH AWARDS PRESENTED AT 6 PM.

Monroe Clinic Gallery Exhibit

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

Firelines by Jill Metcoff

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 10/1/2017 - 10/27/2017
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Exhbit continues through October 27, 2017.

Photographer Jill Metcoff has been captivated by fire--in the form of controlled burning--since 1998. She is passionate about our environment, a concern which led her to this photographic project. Firelines has as its theme the transformation of the American landscape by fire. "Controlled burns" of forest, savanna, wetland, and prairie lead to regeneration, a practice going back millennia. Her photographs freeze-frame this process, catching in a split second the moment when fire is actor and conductor of change.

The ephemeral forms that fire takes as it sweeps through the landscape of southwest Wisconsin, renewing patchworks of prairie, forest, and savanna, are the subject of her book, Firelines. She pairs her photographs from controlled burns with historical commentary, poetic reflections, and her own observations to construct a vibrant narrative of prose and imagery. Firelines brings us intimately close to the power, swiftness, and mystery of the purposeful use of fire as practiced over millennia.

Belleville Church Dinner

  • 227 Frederick St.
  • Belleville
  • 10/1/2017
  • 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

St. Francis of Assisi Parish is hosting its annual church dinner on Sunday, October 1st in the St. Mary of Lourdes Hall located at 227 Frederick Street. Carry out orders and drive through pickup will be available at St. Francis Church located at 338 S Harrison Street. The dinner features roast pork and chicken served family style. Serving time is from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm. The price is $10.50 for adults, $5.50 for children 4-10 and children 3 and under are free. For more information contact Carol Eberhardy at 608-424-3943 or Eberhardy2@yahoo.com

Dying to Golf

Nine-Hole Golf Tournament to Raise money for New Glarus' Swiss Cemetery.  Also Raffle, Prizes, and Picnic Play as an individual or form a team of four for a little friendly competition. Businesses, families, individuals, and community groups are invited to support the local cemetery and play, donate raffle prizes, or become an event sponsor.  Golf and Picnic: $35 Golf only: $25 Picnic only: $10 To register, sponsor, or donate: email Kristina@SwissChurch.org, call 608.527.2119

Karaoke Night

Karaoke with Jackie Lee.

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Supper

The Care Net Pregnancy Center is hosting an All You Can Eat Spaghetti Supper! Meat and vegetarian spaghetti sauce will be served along with breadsticks, tossed salad, homemade desserts and beverages. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Take-outs will be available.

All You Can Eat Chili Supper

The Care Net Pregnancy Center is hosting an All You Can Eat Chili Supper! Meat and vegetarian chili will be served along with homemade cornbread, bread sticks, raw veggies and dip, homemade desserts and beverages. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Take-outs will be available.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Our Wisconsin Environment - the Driftless Area

Presentation and Reading by Curt Meine and Keefe Keeley This program on the Driftless Area is intended to set the stage for the next four days of music. This region is home to a disproportionate array of extraordinary artists. Does this beautiful land inspire beautiful art and music? Is music made more beautiful when played in this region? The Driftless Reader is a publication of the University of Wisconsin Press and edited by Curt Meine and Keefe Keeley. Meine and Keeley have selected writings that highlight the unique natural and cultural history, landscape, and literature of this region encompassing southwestern Wisconsin and adjacent Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois. The more than eighty selected texts include writings by Black Hawk, Mark Twain, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Frank Lloyd Wright, Aldo Leopold, David Rhodes, and many other Native people, explorers, scientists, historians, farmers, songwriters, journalists, and poets. Paintings, photographs, maps, and other images complement the texts, providing a deeper appreciation of this region's layered natural and human history.

Gin, Chocolate and Bottle Rockets

Named "Ensemble Vocalists of the Year" at the 2015 Madison Area Music Awards, Gin, Chocolate, and Bottle Rockets members Beth Kille, Shawni Marks, and Jen Farley combine forces and the musical styles of three veteran solo-artists-turned-bandmates in a power pop-rock trio. A little sass, a little sweet, and a whole lot of fire are woven into their tight three-part harmonies, solid acoustic guitar/piano/percussion, vocals, and clever songwriting ranging from edgy to fun. Which one is gin, which one is chocolate, and which one is the bottle rocket? You decide.

Green Country Jamboree

  • Monroe Theatre Guild, 910 16th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 10/6/2017 - 10/7/2017
  • 7 pm
  • 608.325.1111
  • www.monroetheatre.com

Monroe Wisconsin, population 1,142. Salute! Country music and jokes make for a good time at this show. Homegrown talent will step on stage to provide a toe tapping good time as well as jokes good enough to make a coyote laugh.

Robbie Fulks and His Band

Lost in the deserved accolades for being a fabulously unique, clever, and heartfelt writer is the fact that Robbie Fulks is also one of the best guitarists around. He can whip out songs in honky-tonk, country, bluegrass, power pop, or whatever strikes his ample whimsy at the time. As a skilled storyteller in song, his stories embody both richness and simplicity. This alternative country singer-songwriter, and instrumentalist is quickly putting himself all over the musical map. His 13 albums include the influential early "alternative country" classic Country Love Songs, the widely acclaimed Gone Away Backward, and, most recently, Upland Stories. He was nominated for two 2017 Grammy awards: Best Folk Album (Upland Stories) and Best American Roots Song (Alabama at Night), and has performed on Austin City Limits, A Prairie Home Companion, The Grand Ole Opry, The Today Show, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and 30 Rock. He was named to NPR's and Rolling Stone's Best of 2016 lists.

AutumnFest

Pearl Island 5K Fun Run/Walk at 8 am. Registration begins at 7 am. Pontoon Rides on the Mill Race 9 am - 3 pm. Famrers/Crafters Market 9 am - 3 pm. Fun for kids and petting zoo 9 am - 3 pm. Trick or treat at participating businesses 10 am - noon. Food Stands 10 am - 3. Costume parade at noon. Chili Contest, Beer Stand, Hayrides and more. Info: brodheadchamberofcommerce@gmail.com

Autumn Fiber Extravaganza at Rainbow Fleece Farm

Featuring Rigid Heddle weaving, spinning, knitting, and wet felting classes (both days - fee of $50 with instructors who will guide you through a take home project) and see how blending boards are used. Sunday only - spinning and weaving by Donna Smith.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Ken Lonnquist accompanied by Dave Adler on Piano

Ken Lonnquist is a funny, enjoyable singer and songwriter, who performs "kid's music you'll love." Performing professionally since his college days, won a national audition and traveled widely as Minstrel for the Environment, writing and performing in schools and colleges about environmental concerns. His love for musical theater found an outlet as composer for Children's Theater of Madison, with 15 productions of his full-scale musical being presented. He won a Best of Madison Gold Award as Children's Musician, and is Parent's Choice Recommended. Whether on a stage large or small, Ken's charm and energy as a live performer remain the heart of his work. This is a one-hour concert recommended for children pre-school through 5th grade.

Truly Remarkable Loon

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Loon is his name and juggling is his game! Come to Monroe Arts Center for a morning of family fun and see the wacky stunts, sidesplitting comedy, gravity-defying plate spinning, balancing feats, spectacular juggling, flying monkeys, and non-stop silliness of Truly Remarkable Loon. From beanbag chairs to a parasol to a live mongoose, if it isn't nailed down, you can't stop Loon from tossing it into the air in this hilarious juggling variety act. Children and adults alike will be amazed at this "prince of purple" and won't soon forget just how much of a Truly Remarkable Loon he really is.

Family Tradition: Haggard, Cash and Jones

  • Monroe High School Performing Arts Center - 1600 26th St.
  • Monroe
  • 10/7/2017
  • 7:30 pm
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Haggard, Cash, and Jones. Nothing speaks of "family" like these artists! Marty Haggard (son of Merle Haggard), Tommy Cash (brother of Johnny Cash), and Georgette Jones (daughter of George Jones and Tammy Wynette) join forces to present an unforgettable and memorable evening of great music and family stories. Their names are recognizable and their talent unmistakable. But these three artists do not rest on the laurels of their famous families. Each are accomplished singers, songwriters, and musicians in their own right who have created their unique style and sound. They perform and entertain with engaging conversation, wit, and charm, while giving a superb concert. Marty Haggard, Tommy Cash, and Georgette Jones will forever be a part of country music royalty, who proudly carry on the "family tradition."

Live Music at Junction House

Untamed.

WI Music Arts Festival at MAC

Performer Ken Lonnquist on the Terrace at 10 am, Truly Remarkable Loon in the Hall at 11 am, Art Fair 10 am - 3 pm, Pony rides and face painting at noon, music workshop by Beth Kille at 10 am and by Shawndell Marks at 1 pm.

Wall of Faces Exhibit & Events

An exhibit presented by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum to honor the fallen soldiers from the state who are listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. The traveling exhibit features a photo of each of the 1,161 from Wisconsin who are officially listed on the memorial. The exhibit is sponsored by Behring Senior Center, Monroe Public Library, VFW 2312 Cecil Jones Post, American Legion Zilmer Riley Post, and WI Veterans Museum.

Wall of Faces Event - Opening Reception with speaker Doug Bradley

Bradley, author of "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" will speak on the soundtrack of the Vietnam War at 1 pm. Wall of Faces is an exhibit presented by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum to honor the fallen soldiers from the state who are listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. The traveling exhibit features a photo of each of the 1,161 from Wisconsin who are officially listed on the memorial. The exhibit is sponsored by Behring Senior Center, Monroe Public Library, VFW 2312 Cecil Jones Post, American Legion Zilmer Riley Post, and WI Veterans Museum.

Live Music in Albany

  • 102 S. Mechanic
  • Albany
  • 10/7/2017
  • 1 - 11 pm

Starting at 1 pm with one-man band Rockabilly Kid (Andy Yaun) playing until 3, Maynard T. Thumbwanger performs from 3-5 and Madison County from 7-11.

CROP Hunger Walk

  • St. John's United Church, 1724 - 14th St.
  • Monroe
  • 10/8/2017
  • Noon

St. John's UCC, located at 1724 14th St in Monroe, will be hosting their third annual Monroe CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, October 8th. Registration will begin at 11 am and the walk will start at noon. Walkers may choose between 2 routes - a 2.5 mile or a 5 mile route. Both routes wind through Monroe and then follow the Badger State Trail. This is a family friendly, dog friendly and faith friendly event. To register yourself or your group, contact Ann Prophett at St. John's at 608-558-2164, then contact others for donations. Canned goods will be collected on the date of the walk and will be donated to the Green County Food Pantry. After the walk, there will be music and refreshments.

Swiss Historical Village Harvest Fest

Connect with 19th century Swiss immigrant life at our annual Harvest Fest where daily routines and responsibilities of the past - cheese making, blacksmithing, yarn spinning, basket weaving - are re-created. Enjoy a Swiss brätzeli cookie-making demonstration. Talk to Civil War re-enactors, the "Bee Man," a wheelwright and a sausage maker. (You can even buy their products!) For those of you who are feeling ambitious, practice your three Rs in a one-room schoolhouse. After all that work, relax and enjoy some live music on our picturesque grounds. Enjoy special event reduced admission.

Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show

Sunday Concert Series - Lucia String Quartet

The Lucia String Quartet has been performing at events throughout the Midwest for over fifteen years. Members Beth Larson (violin), Clayton Tillotson (violin), Blakeley Menghini (viola), and Jordan Allen (cello) are some of Madison's finest and most experienced musicians. The quartet's extensive repertoire puts a fresh spin on many popular rock and pop songs, as well as eloquently performing classical pieces. They perform at over thirty events every year, as well as performing with the Madison Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Hunt Quartet, and others.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Wall of Faces Event - Taps at the Flagpole

Ceremonial closing of the exhibit each of the Friday evenings while it is at the Library. Gather at the flagpole. Wall of Faces is an exhibit presented by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum to honor the fallen soldiers from the state who are listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. The traveling exhibit features a photo of each of the 1,161 from Wisconsin who are officially listed on the memorial. The exhibit is sponsored by Behring Senior Center, Monroe Public Library, VFW 2312 Cecil Jones Post, American Legion Zilmer Riley Post, and WI Veterans Museum.

Gathering of Rogues and Ruffians

Renaissance Faire - Performers of all kinds waiting to entertain you. Singers, musicians, jugglers, thespians and others that defy description. Crafters, artisans, food merchants, and other purveyors of baubles and trinkets (all dressed in period garb) are happily willing to trade with you; their wares for your gold. Military and other re-enactors will show off their great weaponry and the joys of living during the enlightened Renaissance times. Of course our perennial favorite, the Midwest Knife and Axe Throwers will also be in attendance, where patrons of all ages can learn to throw knives and axes, sticking them is something again.

Sponsored by Shakespeare on the Edge Inc.

Bonfire at the Woods

  • New Glarus Woods State Park, Intersection Hwy. 69 and County N
  • New Glarus
  • 10/14/2017
  • 6 - 9 pm
  • www.newglaruswoods.org

Candlelight night hike, s'mores and hot dogs, music by the fire.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Wall of Faces Event - Badger Honor Flight Video

Presentation by Bea Patterson - and learn how you can get involved. Wall of Faces is an exhibit presented by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum to honor the fallen soldiers from the state who are listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. The traveling exhibit features a photo of each of the 1,161 from Wisconsin who are officially listed on the memorial. The exhibit is sponsored by Behring Senior Center, Monroe Public Library, VFW 2312 Cecil Jones Post, American Legion Zilmer Riley Post, and WI Veterans Museum.

Casino Night

  • Monroe Den, 1506 - 31st Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 10/14/2017
  • 5:30 pm

Presented by the Monroe Lions. $25 entry.

Program - Wisconsin Lighthouses

  • Albertson Library
  • Albany
  • 10/17/2017
  • 7 pm

Presented by Barb and Ken Wardius - sponsored by Albertson Library and Albany Historical Society.

Monroe Farmers Market

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

Wall of Faces Event - Taps at the Flagpole

Ceremonial closing of the exhibit each of the Friday evenings while it is at the Library. Gather at the flagpole. Wall of Faces is an exhibit presented by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum to honor the fallen soldiers from the state who are listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. The traveling exhibit features a photo of each of the 1,161 from Wisconsin who are officially listed on the memorial. The exhibit is sponsored by Behring Senior Center, Monroe Public Library, VFW 2312 Cecil Jones Post, American Legion Zilmer Riley Post, and WI Veterans Museum.

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

Precocious.

Cheesy Blowout Clearance Sale

  • Historic Green County Courthouse - 1016 - 16th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 10/20/2017 - 10/21/2017
  • Friday 11 am - 3 pm, Saturday 9 am - 1 pm
  • 608.325.7771
  • www.cheesedays.com

• $1: T-shirts (infant/toddler/youth sizes)
• $1 - Flying cows • $1: 2016 Ornament
• 2 for $5: T-shirts (adult sizes)*
• $5: Sweatshirts • $5: 100th Anniversary Book
• 2 for $1: 2016 pilsner glasses

Free 2016 plastic stein with all purchases, while they last. Other odds and ends at rock bottom prices.

Enter through basement door on Baumgartner's side.

Monroe Farmers Market

Final outdoor market of the season today 8 am - 1 pm. Visit the Indoor Winter Market on the Square on the 3rd Saturday of the month in November, December, January, February, March and April.

Shaun Hopper

Acoustic "fingerstyle" guitar player/wizard Shaun Hopper is at first glance an unassuming presence. Along with his rugged good looks, he's a true southern gentleman whose humility stands in sharp contrast to the prodigious talents he unveils on stage. Merging complex melodic lines, harmony and bass lines along with a one-of-a-kind percussive technique, he mesmerizes everyone within earshot. Weaving in humorous tales from his small town Georgia roots along with an occasional glimpse into his "backwoods" upbringing, he stirs his audience with both humor and introspection. Dazzling audiences with his fiery originals and covering everything from Chet Atkins to Andre Segovia and from The Beatles to Queen, Shaun never fails to captivate audiences. Whether his listeners are guitar enthusiasts or not matters little, within a few seconds they soon realize that they are listening to a true virtuoso; a rare jewel in the tapestry of music scenes around the world.

Wall of Faces Event - History of Women and Warfare

Presentation by Carl Bogar, a military artifact collector. Wall of Faces is an exhibit presented by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum to honor the fallen soldiers from the state who are listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. The traveling exhibit features a photo of each of the 1,161 from Wisconsin who are officially listed on the memorial. The exhibit is sponsored by Behring Senior Center, Monroe Public Library, VFW 2312 Cecil Jones Post, American Legion Zilmer Riley Post, and WI Veterans Museum.

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

Free Fall.

VFW Craft and Vendor Fair

  • Monroe High School - 1600 26th St.
  • Monroe
  • 10/21/2017
  • 10 am - 4 pm

40+ vendors. Proceeds to benefit local veterans and families. Food stand, raffle, basket raffle.

Artifact Show

  • Monticello Schools, 334 S. Main St.
  • Monticello
  • 10/22/2017
  • 8 am - 3 pm
  • 608.329.4781
  • monticello-wi.com

Native American Indian & Pre-Columbian Artifacts - dealers & displays. Associated with the Badger State Archaelogical Society. Info: Steve or Janet 608.329.4781 or sjgobeli@tds.net.

Open House - Fall Festival

Hosted by Green County Humane Society.

Raise the Roof

  • Northside Pub & Grill, 1609-10th St.
  • Monroe
  • 10/24/2017
  • 6-8 pm

Fund raiser for a new roof at Monroe Theatre Guild. An evening of fun, food, drinks and live entertainment plus a 50-50 raffle and prize drawings. $25 per person or $45 for a pair. Ticket includes appetizers and either a beer or specialty mule cocktail.

Live Music at Junction House

Halloween Party with Kickstand.

Wall of Faces Event - Taps at the Flagpole

Ceremonial closing of the exhibit each of the Friday evenings while it is at the Library. Gather at the flagpole. Wall of Faces is an exhibit presented by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum to honor the fallen soldiers from the state who are listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. The traveling exhibit features a photo of each of the 1,161 from Wisconsin who are officially listed on the memorial. The exhibit is sponsored by Behring Senior Center, Monroe Public Library, VFW 2312 Cecil Jones Post, American Legion Zilmer Riley Post, and WI Veterans Museum.

Spirits at Leisure Lanes

Jonna the Happy Medium starting at 7:00 pm. Visit website at www.leisurelanesmonroe.com to purchase tickets.

UFO Day

Parade, family fun, costumes, craft show.

Wall of Faces Event - Closing Reception with John Schultz

Presentation by John Schultz, Wisconsin State VFW Commander and Vietnam veteran. Wall of Faces is an exhibit presented by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum to honor the fallen soldiers from the state who are listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. The traveling exhibit features a photo of each of the 1,161 from Wisconsin who are officially listed on the memorial. The exhibit is sponsored by Behring Senior Center, Monroe Public Library, VFW 2312 Cecil Jones Post, American Legion Zilmer Riley Post, and WI Veterans Museum.

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

Halloween Party with Cherry Bomb.

Ham Dinner

  • United Methodist Church, 501 First Center Ave.
  • Brodhead
  • 10/28/2017
  • 4:30 - 7:30 pm
  • 608.897.2515
  • www.brodheadumc.org

The Brodhead United Methodist Church will host a ham dinner on Saturday, October 28th from 4:30 until 7:30 pm. The menu includes sliced ham, scalloped potatoes, coleslaw, green bean casserole, dinner rolls, pie, apple crisp, ice cream and drinks. Cost for this wonderful dinner is $8 in advance for adults and $4 for children 4 - 10. Children 4 and under eat free. The cost at the door will be $9 for adults and $5 for children. Carryouts will be available. Deliveries to the immediate Brodhead area will also be available. To place a delivery order or to order advance tickets, contact the church office at 608.897.2515.

Trunk or Treat and Halloween Parade

Parade at 4:30 followed by "trunk or treat" - line up on the west side. Sponsored by Main Street Monroe.

Monroe Clinic Gallery Exhibit

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

Wine Walk - Main Street Monroe

First Thursday Wine Walk - shop and sample - 18 participating stores. Tickets available at Heartland Graphics and Toy Haus.

Fall Arts and Crafts Fair

Sponsored by the Brodhead Jaycees. Over 90 vendor booths (three full gyms!) of artists, crafters, and home-show consultants at the Brodhead Elementary and Middle Schools...plus a food stand! Its a great place for your holiday shopping, especially for finding that one-of-kind, handmade gift. There's truly something for everyone at this great event!

The Classics IV: the Legacy Continues

  • Monroe High School Performing Arts Center - 1600 26th St.
  • Monroe
  • 11/4/2017
  • 7:30 pm
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

The Classics IV skyrocketed to the top of the music charts and made music history with memorable hits as Spooky, Traces of Love, and Stormy in the 60s. By the 70s, they had accumulated a total of 16 Billboard chart hits, solidifying them as a pop group and being credited for establishing the "soft southern rock" sound. More hits soon came along such as Every Day With You Girl and What Am I Crying For making The Classics IV genuine music legends! Through the years the group has compiled a total of 16 Billboard Chart Hits, they have recorded 13 albums, and have been awarded gold discs by the Recording Industry of America. They perform in venues worldwide, captivating audiences with their talent, good humor, and charismatic personalities. In concert, they perform their greatest hits and add the best music of the era, blending the old with the new. Marty Haggard, Tommy Cash, and Georgette Jones will forever be a part of country music royalty, who proudly carry on the "family tradition."

Karaoke Night

Karaoke with Sam.

Taco Bar at Leisure Lanes

Benefit for Jerry McNett - taco bar, bowling and bake sale.

Wine and Canvas

Holiday Shopping Open Houses

Reflections of Life

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 11/10/2017 - 11/30/2017
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Exhbit continues through January 12, 2018. Raku Pottery and Printmaking presented by Rich Hager and Julie Sutter-Blair. Artist talk and opening receiption Friday, November 10, 2017.

Live Music at Junction House

Rock Rebel Junction.

Karaoke Night

Karaoke with Sam.

Neighborhood Toy Store Day - Toy Haus

Games, science experiments, crafts, create your own putty, give-aways, prize drawings - just a full day of FUN! Celebrate community, shop local, and discover the joy of play!

Sunday Concert Series - Wingra Wind Quintet

Since its formation in 1965, the Wingra Wind Quintet has established a tradition of artistic excellence. Ensemble members Joanna Schulz (horn), Aaron Hill (oboe), Stephanie Jutt (flute), Marc Vallon (bassoon), and Amy McCann (clarinet) have been featured in performance at national conferences. The quintet also presented an invitational concert on the prestigious Dame Myra Hess series at the Chicago Public Library. In addition to its extensive home state touring, the quintet has performed at numerous college campuses. The Quintet is one of three faculty chamber ensembles in-residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Mead Witter School of Music.

Monroe Clinic Gallery - Exhibit by Williams & Goodspeed

Wisconsin Landscapes by Zane Williams
Musical Abstractions by Roger Goodspeed 
Exhibit through  February 9, 2018
Photography and Abstract Acrylic Paintings
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, November 16, 2017 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm; Gallery Talk: 5:15 pm

Wine and Canvas

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.

Whiskey Belles Christmas

With personalities as big as the Texan skyline, The WhiskeyBelles promise "a highfalutin and swanky evening of entertainment" as they help to ring in MAC's holiday season. This all-female, traditional country and Americana trio from Milwaukee feature pitch-perfect, three-part harmonies, and their own hot fiddle, guitar, and bass playing. Widely known for their captivating shows they have a great time on stage, and love to share the fun with their audience. Along with their own take on classic and obscure vintage-country tunes, the Belles will sprinkle in a few seasonal songs such as Blue Christmas, Santa Lost a Ho, White Christmas, and I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas. It's a lip-smackin' evening of entertainment!

Holiday Silent Auction Opening Reception

Auction closes on Saturday, December 16 at 1:45 pm.

Holiday Open House - Rainbow Fleece Farm

Holiday open house with turkey, lamb and chicken available to pick up. Yarn and Fiber Barn also open.

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

Cherry Bomb.

Farm to Table Turkey Trot at Rainbow Fleece Farm

Holiday open house with turkey, lamb and chicken available to pick up. Yarn and Fiber Barn also open for warm and woolly all natural gift items, felting and spinning fiber, yarns, and more.

Program - Trip to Peru

  • Albany Historical Society, 117 N. Water St.
  • Albany
  • 11/21/2017
  • 7 pm

Presented by John and Sherry Hlavachek.

Red Run Turkey Trot

5K Race, 2 mile walk, 1k Kid's Run. Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trots date back to 1896 in Buffalo, but this is the first annual Turkey Trot in Monroe, WI. Sponsored by the University Alumni Association-Green County Chapter, all proceeds are returned to Green County through scholarships to graduating high school seniors enrolled at the University Wisconsin.

Tipsy Turkey Pub Crawl

Register online at swisstown.com.

Live Music at Junction House

Cherry Bomb.

Holiday Open House - Rainbow Fleece Farm

Holiday open house with turkey, lamb and chicken available to pick up. Yarn and Fiber Barn also open.

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

Rock Rebel Junction.

Lighted Christmas Parade

A Christmas Carol

  • Monroe Theatre Guild, 910 16th Ave
  • Monroe
  • 12/1/2017 - 12/3/2017
  • Friday 7 pm, Saturday 2 pm & 7 pm, Sunday 2 pm
  • 608.325.1111
  • www.monroetheatre.com

A Christmas Carol, is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. A Christmas Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a gentler, kindlier man after visitations by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come.

Fire & Ice Festival

Lighted parade, ice carving with Zoli, fire circles, carolers, entertainment, food booths, arts and crafts, photos with Santa, car give-away.

Monroe Clinic Gallery - Exhibit by Williams & Goodspeed

Wisconsin Landscapes by Zane Williams Musical Abstractions by Roger Goodspeed Exhibit through February 9, 2018 Photography and Abstract Acrylic Paintings.

Reflections of Life

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 12/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Exhbit continues through January 12, 2018. Raku Pottery and Printmaking presented by Rich Hager and Julie Sutter-Blair.

Cookie Walk

  • UCC Church, E201 23rd St.
  • Brodhead
  • 12/2/2017
  • 8 am - noon
  • 608.897.2917

Sponsored by Congregational United Church of Christ.

Enchanted Sugar River Christmas

Santa visits, lighting of holiday tree, carolers, refreshments.

St. Nicholas Day and Swiss Church Cookie Walk

  • Swiss United Church, 18 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 12/2/2017
  • 8 am - noon
  • 608.527.2095
  • www.swisstown.com

Email generalinfo@swisschurch.org for info on the Cookie Walk.

Holiday Tree Lighting

New Odyssey Holiday Show

Fun and gusto with Christmas songs and Santa outfits mark New Odyssey's special Christmas show...a Christmas show as you've never seen before and will forever be remembered! New Odyssey's hilarious Christmas production features comedy, skits, costumes, audience participation, and great music. Gary Todd, Michael Jay and Gary Polkow -- the men of New Odyssey -- are a power-packed trio who play a total of thirty instruments during their show, combining their individual virtuosity to present a family friendly and energetic Christmas production. New Odyssey's unique brand of comedy take their performances far beyond the traditional Christmas concert, their skits add a dose of holiday zaniness, and their incredible musical talents makes this a Christmas show not to be missed. Christmas classics, Christmas rock, country Christmas, all in special arrangements, are the calling cards of this performance.

Karaoke Night

Karaoke with Sam.

Holiday Yarn on the Farm

Open house featuring yarn from the barn from the farm's "designer" sheep!

Deutscher Weihnachtsgottesdienst (German Christmas communion service)

Monroe Swiss Singers lead service of carols & scripture, conducted entirely in German with translation provided.

Lunch with Santa

Pre-Christmas Bake Sale

  • Zwingli Church
  • Monticello
  • 12/9/2017
  • 9 AM - 1 PM

The Night Before Christmas Carol with David zum Brunnen

Join Charles Dickens in his study for a very special night, Friday, the thirteenth, 1843. It is on this evening that Charles Dickens dreams up his idea for a ghostly little Christmas book that becomes world famous. This critically acclaimed, historically accurate, and highly humorous and spirited holiday performance, actor David zum Brunnen cleverly portrays Charles Dickens and over seventeen familiar Dickensian characters from the famous story. As Dickens composes his winter morality tale, the audience peers into the life of the real Dickens as he explains his inspirations, sharing personal and social context about himself and his celebrated classic tale.

Shop with a Cop Fundraiser

  • Leisure Lanes, 2308 - 6th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 12/9/2017
  • 5:30 pm
  • 608.328.8135

Shop with a Cop fundraiser with Potato/Chili bar. Entertainment, raffles, door prizes and more.

Cookie & Candy Sale

  • St. John's United Church
  • Monroe
  • 12/9/2017
  • 8 am - 11 am

Stop in at the Fellowship Hall at St. John's UCC in Monroe on Saturday, December 9th between the hours of 8am and 11am for cookies, candy, bratzeli, specialty breads, gift baskets and more! Cookies are $9.00 per pound. Free coffee while you shop. New this year: gluten-free items.

Brunch with Santa

New menu items, free pictures and gifts, raffle and prizes, crafts, games, face painting. Tickets $10 available at Toy Haus or Rainbow Confections.

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.

Together for the Holidays - Monroe Swiss Singers and Bel Canto Singers

Monroe Arts Center is delighted and honored to present these two talented, well-known area vocal groups as part of this season's festivities. This concert promises to be a truly touching Christmas experience for all. Directed since 1985 by Deborah Krauss Smith, Monroe Swiss Singers is a mixed choir specializing in the performance and preservation of Swiss/German folklore music and customs. The group has won many first-place awards in competition singing, performs at most of the area's major events, and has accepted invitations to perform at places such as Daley Plaza in Chicago; Folklore Village in Dodgeville, Wisconsin; and at the Berne Heritage Festival in Berne, Indiana. Their performances continue to be a favorite at Monroe's Cheese Days. Under the direction of Allen Redford, Director of Choral Music at Highland College, the Bel Canto Singers are recognized by audiences for the excellent artistic interpretations of choral works. From baroque and short classical works, to spirituals, show tunes, contemporary works, and Christmas-themed pieces, their concerts are a highlight of the season.

Visit with Santa

Info: Tom Miller, 608.214.5837 or Andrea Schmitz 608.328.7010

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

  • Leisure Lanes, 2308 - 6th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 12/16/2017
  • 8:30 pm
  • 608.328.8135

Denim and Leather.

Visit with Santa

Info: Tom Miller, 608.214.5837 or Andrea Schmitz 608.328.7010. There will also be crafts for kids.

Bel Canto Singers - A Choral Christmas

  • St. Victor Church, 1760 - 14th St.
  • Monroe
  • 12/17/2017
  • 7 pm
  • 608.325.5700

Founded in 1979, the Bel Canto Singers of Monroe consists of over twenty-five members. Under the direction of Allen Redford, Director of Choral Music at Highland College, the Bel Canto Singers are recognized by audiences for the excellent artistic interpretations of choral works. From baroque and short classical works, to spirituals, show tunes, and contemporary works by area composers, Bel Canto concerts are a highlight of the season. Their annual Christmas concert is one of their most popular events.

The Best Inn in the Town

  • Swiss United Church, 18 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 12/17/2017
  • 6:30 pm
  • 608.527.2095
  • www.swisstown.com

Inaugural Event of the New Stained Glass Concert Series "The Best Inn in the Town" - a contemporary Christmas Cantata by Larry Thelen. Enjoy the first in the new concert series, a forty minute musical re-telling of the Christmas Story through the eyes of the inn-keeper, magi, and shepherds, followed by a carol sing with the audience! The cantata was written by New Glarus resident Larry Thelen. Larry holds a degree in music therapy and currently serves as the Director of Liturgical Music at a church in Oregon, WI. A free-will offering will benefit our Stained Glass Restoration Project.

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

  • Leisure Lanes, 2308 - 6th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 12/23/2017
  • 8:30 pm
  • 608.328.8135

Those Guys and a Girl.

A Christmas Carol Radio Show

Marley may be as dead as a door nail, but the great Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol is alive and well in MAC's first radio show. A holiday season tradition in the days before television was to listen to A Christmas Carol performed by actors for both a radio and live audience. Produced by Monroe Arts Center in partnership with Monroe Theatre Guild. Written and directed by Richard Hilger, a theater professional and former principal at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, with John Baumann in the role of Scrooge, this audio presentation features local actors playing multiple characters with ingenious and dramatic sound effects. Experience the magic and nostalgia of radio and create a new holiday memory.

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

  • Leisure Lanes, 2308 - 6th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 12/31/2017
  • 8:30 pm
  • 608.328.8135

Steve Scheppele Band.

Monroe Clinic Gallery - Exhibit by Williams & Goodspeed

Wisconsin Landscapes by Zane Williams Musical Abstractions by Roger Goodspeed Exhibit through February 9, 2018 Photography and Abstract Acrylic Paintings.

Reflections of Life

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 1/1/2018 - 1/12/2018
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Raku Pottery and Printmaking presented by Rich Hager and Julie Sutter-Blair.

Karaoke Night

Karaoke with Sam.

Winterfest Veteran's Rally

Veteran's social event.

Showcase of Talent

  • Monroe High School Performing Arts Center - 1600 26th St.
  • Monroe
  • 1/12/2018 - 1/13/2018
  • 7:30 PM
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Co-directed by Jackie Ceithamer and Tashona Smith. With Big Radio's own Dan Blum as Master of Ceremonies, Showcase of Talent will be presented in the same vein as a radio-type variety show, complete with vocal and instrumental musical entertainment, jokes, commercial jingles, a few surprises, and house band.

Karaoke Night

Karaoke with Sam.

Comedy Night VII

  • Monroe Theatre Guild, 910 16th Ave
  • Monroe
  • 1/19/2018 - 1/20/2018
  • 7:30 pm
  • 608.325.1111
  • www.monroetheatre.com

Presented by Monroe Theatre Guild. An R rated evening of comedy and laughter - must be 21 or over.

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.

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

  • Leisure Lanes, 2308 - 6th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 1/20/2018
  • 8:30 pm
  • 608.328.8135

Killbourn.

Midday Masterworks Series

Today's program titled “A-B-C”,  features music of composers whose last names are Alcock, Albrechtsberger, Bach, Buxtehude, Corelli, and Corl. 

Midday Masterworks organist Deborah Krauss Smith 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.

Krauss Smith will be joined by violinist Robert Eversman, who will play a solo piece by J.S. Bach, and two movements from a violin sonata by Corelli.  Eversman, who resides in rural Monroe, is Music Director/Organist at Heritage Congregational Church in Madison, WI, where he has served for the past 17 years.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Northwestern University with a concentration in violin performance, having studied with Myron Kartman and Edgar Muenzer.  He also holds the Master of Music degree from UW-Madison, where he studied organ with John Chappell Stowe.  He is currently vice-president/AGO chapter sub dean of the Madison-based Association of Church Musicians.

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

Today's program titled "A-B-C", features music of composers whose last names are Alcock, Albrechtsberger, Bach, Buxtehude, Corelli, and Corl. Midday Masterworks organist Deborah Krauss Smith 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. Krauss Smith will be joined by violinist Robert Eversman, who will play a solo piece by J.S. Bach, and two movements from a violin sonata by Corelli. Eversman, who resides in rural Monroe, is Music Director/Organist at Heritage Congregational Church in Madison, WI, where he has served for the past 17 years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Northwestern University with a concentration in violin performance, having studied with Myron Kartman and Edgar Muenzer. He also holds the Master of Music degree from UW-Madison, where he studied organ with John Chappell Stowe. He is currently vice-president/AGO chapter sub dean of the Madison-based Association of Church Musicians. 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.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Open Irish Music Session - The Blarney Stoners.

Baked Potato Bar

  • Swiss United Church, 18 - 5th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 1/24/2018
  • 5 - 7 pm
  • 608.527.2119
  • www.swisschurch.org

The El Salvador Mission Committee is hosting a Baked Potato Bar on Wednesday, January 24th from 5pm - 7pm in Fellowship Hall. Come down, grab a spud, and pile on the toppings of your choice - butter, sour cream, bacon bits, shredded cheese, onion, and chili. This is a free-will donation for the El Salvador projects. Deliveries are also available by calling John Colstad at 527-2503. For deliveries, please call by Noon on the day of the event.

Comedy Night VII

  • Monroe Theatre Guild, 910 16th Ave
  • Monroe
  • 1/26/2018 - 1/27/2018
  • 7:30 pm
  • 608.325.1111
  • www.monroetheatre.com

Presented by Monroe Theatre Guild. An R rated evening of comedy and laughter - must be 21 or over.

"selections"

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 1/26/2018 - 1/31/2018
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Exhbit continues through March 30, 2018. Photography by Steven Agard. Artist talk and opening reception Friday, January 26, 2018. Steven Agard's exhibit titled "selections," are photographic works inspired by Wisconsin's rural and urban landscapes. Beginning his process by "using his camera as a sketchbook" to capture images and ideas while out walking and exploring the outdoors, provides him with the basic framework for the finished picture. He then uses digital editing tools that mirror traditional darkroom techniques, to achieve his desired effects.

Seasons of the Sugar River - Juried Show

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th St.
  • Monroe
  • 1/26/2018 - 1/31/2018
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Nature of Water - Lower Sugar River Watershed - mixed media. Exhibit continues through March 30, 2018. Opening reception Friday, January 26. "Seasons of the Sugar River-Nature of Water" by the Lower Sugar River Watershed Association (LSRWA) showcases the scenic landscapes of the Sugar River Watershed from the headwaters region in western Dane County to the lower basin where the river converges with the Pecatonica River in Northern Illinois. This juried exhibit fosters public awareness, a sense of place, and stewardship in the watershed through the artistic expression of local and regional artists. The artwork includes a variety of media and styles by over 20 artists. During the opening reception, the LSRWA will also provide a supplemental exhibit of photos, maps, and videos to illustrate the geography of the watershed and demonstrate the organization's work through collaborative projects with local schools and volunteer programs.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Ethan Keller - singer/songwriter.

Fisharee/Chickaree

Held at Lake Montesian.

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

  • Leisure Lanes, 2308 - 6th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 1/27/2018
  • 8:30 pm
  • 608.328.8135

Cherry Bomb.

Monroe Clinic Gallery - Exhibit by Williams & Goodspeed

Wisconsin Landscapes by Zane Williams Musical Abstractions by Roger Goodspeed Exhibit through February 9, 2018 Photography and Abstract Acrylic Paintings.

"selections"

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 2/1/2018 - 2/28/2018
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Exhbit continues through March 30, 2018. Photography by Steven Agard. Steven Agard's exhibit titled "selections," are photographic works inspired by Wisconsin's rural and urban landscapes. Beginning his process by "using his camera as a sketchbook" to capture images and ideas while out walking and exploring the outdoors, provides him with the basic framework for the finished picture. He then uses digital editing tools that mirror traditional darkroom techniques, to achieve his desired effects.

Seasons of the Sugar River - Juried Show

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th St.
  • Monroe
  • 2/1/2018 - 2/28/2018
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Nature of Water - Lower Sugar River Watershed - mixed media. Exhibit continues through March 30, 2018. "Seasons of the Sugar River-Nature of Water" by the Lower Sugar River Watershed Association (LSRWA) showcases the scenic landscapes of the Sugar River Watershed from the headwaters region in western Dane County to the lower basin where the river converges with the Pecatonica River in Northern Illinois. This juried exhibit fosters public awareness, a sense of place, and stewardship in the watershed through the artistic expression of local and regional artists. The artwork includes a variety of media and styles by over 20 artists. During the opening reception, the LSRWA will also provide a supplemental exhibit of photos, maps, and videos to illustrate the geography of the watershed and demonstrate the organization's work through collaborative projects with local schools and volunteer programs.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Mark Croft - Original Americana.

Karaoke Night

Karaoke with Sam.

Cancer Benefit at Leisure Lanes

  • Leisure Lanes, 2308 - 6th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 2/3/2018
  • 3-10 pm
  • 608.328.8135

Cancer Benefit for Delane Potter. Bowling from 4-7 PM, Taco Bar and Soda, Bake Sale--cookies, bars, LEFSE!  Silent Auction, Raffles, and live music.

Vinyl LP Side Sunday

Bring in your favorite album and we'll play a side of it.

Beer Bingo at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Win beer and prizes.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Open Irish Music Session - The Blarney Stoners.

Wine Walk

SOLD OUT!

Snow Shoe Hike

At New Glarus Woods State Park.

Albany Lions Pancake Day

Karaoke Night

Karaoke with Sam.

Juda Fore Fathers "Souper" Party

Benefit for local food pantries. 50-50 raffles with proceeds to local charities. Admission is minimum of two non-perishable food items or $5 at the door. Free pizza and beer.

Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble

  • Monroe High School Performing Arts Center - 1600 26th St.
  • Monroe
  • 2/11/2018
  • 6:30 pm

Presented by the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America. A group of professional musicians whose music inspires patriotism, connects communities with military service members, and honors veterans. Sponsored by Behring Senior Center and Monroe Public Library.

Vinyl LP Side Sunday

Bring in your favorite album and we'll play a side of it.

Monroe Clinic Gallery - Op/Pop Art

There's More to Art Than Meets the Eye-Op/Pop Art by Monroe School District K-12th Grade Students
Exhibit through May 11, 2018
All Media
OPENING RECEPTON: Thursday, February 15, 2018 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm; Gallery Talk: 5:15 pm

Spirit Message at Leisure Lanes

Jonna the Happy Medium starting at 7:00 pm.

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.

Golden Gates: Music, Song and Dance of Russia

Experience the exhilarating energy and remarkable talent of Golden Gate, an award-winning Russian singing, dancing, and instrumental ensemble. With a repertoire centered around masterpieces of Russian and Georgian music and dance, their performances range from gently humorous songs to elaborate lyrical suites to pulsating dance numbers. Well-known songs such as Kalinka and Volga Boatman, along with Cossack war melodies and Siberian love chants, Golden Gates lively program gives audiences an entertaining and authentic glimpse into Old Russia and Georgian folk traditions and cultures. Their presentations express the national character - outwardly reserved and cool but brimming with vigor, mischievousness, and vibrancy.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Jack and Kitty - Jug band music.

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

  • Leisure Lanes, 2308 - 6th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 2/17/2018
  • 8:30 pm
  • 608.328.8135

The Unusuals.

Beer Bingo at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Win beer and prizes.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Open Irish Music Session - The Blarney Stoners.

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

  • Leisure Lanes, 2308 - 6th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 2/23/2018
  • 8:30 pm
  • 608.328.8135

Reloaded.

Live Music at Hawk's Mill

Live music with Steve McIntyre.

Chuck's Been In Business 25 Years at Puempel's Olde Tavern

  • Puempel's Olde Tavern
  • New Glarus
  • 2/24/2018
  • 2-6 pm
  • 608.527.2045
  • www.puempels.com

Celebrating with Puempel's Polka Poppers.

Monroe Clinic Gallery - Op/Pop Art

There's More to Art Than Meets the Eye-Op/Pop Art by Monroe School District K-12th Grade Students Exhibit through May 11, 2018 All Media

"selections"

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 3/1/2018 - 3/30/2018
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Photography by Steven Agard. Steven Agard's exhibit titled "selections," are photographic works inspired by Wisconsin's rural and urban landscapes. Beginning his process by "using his camera as a sketchbook" to capture images and ideas while out walking and exploring the outdoors, provides him with the basic framework for the finished picture. He then uses digital editing tools that mirror traditional darkroom techniques, to achieve his desired effects.

Seasons of the Sugar River - Juried Show

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th St.
  • Monroe
  • 3/1/2018 - 3/30/2018
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Nature of Water - Lower Sugar River Watershed - mixed media. "Seasons of the Sugar River-Nature of Water" by the Lower Sugar River Watershed Association (LSRWA) showcases the scenic landscapes of the Sugar River Watershed from the headwaters region in western Dane County to the lower basin where the river converges with the Pecatonica River in Northern Illinois. This juried exhibit fosters public awareness, a sense of place, and stewardship in the watershed through the artistic expression of local and regional artists. The artwork includes a variety of media and styles by over 20 artists. During the opening reception, the LSRWA will also provide a supplemental exhibit of photos, maps, and videos to illustrate the geography of the watershed and demonstrate the organization's work through collaborative projects with local schools and volunteer programs.

David Landau - Family and Kids Series

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Join children's entertainer and professional musician David Landau for an hour of sidesplitting stories, silly songs, and delightful dances. His music is the winner of the Parent's Choice Award and two Best of Madison Children's Musician Awards. With his upbeat musical programs, this former elementary school teacher uses his background in education to keep the children in his audience thoroughly engaged, and active, while helping children to understand themselves and the world around them. The kids will sing, move, act, dance, shout just a little bit, and laugh a bunch, and the adults can just sit back and enjoy the show. Recommended for Pre-K - 2nd Grade.

Karaoke Night

Karaoke with Sam.

Cabin Fever Yarn on the Farm

40 year anniversary.

Vinyl LP Side Sunday

Bring in your favorite album and we'll play a side of it.

Beer Bingo at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Win beer and prizes.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Open Irish Music Session - The Blarney Stoners.

You Can't Take it With You - presented by Monroe Theatre Guild

  • Monroe Theatre Guild, 910 16th Ave
  • Monroe
  • 3/9/2018 - 3/11/2018
  • Friday and Saturday 7:30 pm, Sunday 2 pm
  • 608.324.6530
  • www.monroetheatre.com

If you thought your family was crazy, you should meet the Vanderhofs.

Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

  • New Glarus Hotel, 100 - 6th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 3/9/2018 - 3/10/2018
  • 7:30 pm
  • 608.527.5244
  • www.newglarushotel.com

Greg Anderson.

Celtic Pub Crawl

Pub crawl, live music, bag pipers.

Fire Department Kalberwurst Dinner

Kalberwurst Dinner.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

The Blarney Stoners - traditional Irish music.

Karaoke Night

Karaoke with Jackie Lee.

Cabin Fever Yarn on the Farm

40 year anniversary.

Farm Toy Show

  • Monroe High School Gym - 1600 26th St.
  • Monroe
  • 3/11/2018
  • 9 AM - 3 PM
  • 608.214.4817

Look, buy, sell, trade. Food stand, silent auction, old and new farm toys, Nascar, miniature farm displays. $3 admission. Children under 10 free. Kids Pedal Tractor Pull starts at 1 pm. Sponsored by FFA and FFA Alumni.

Vinyl LP Side Sunday

Bring in your favorite album and we'll play a side of it.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Bluegrass Jam.

You Can't Take it With You - presented by Monroe Theatre Guild

  • Monroe Theatre Guild, 910 16th Ave
  • Monroe
  • 3/16/2018 - 3/18/2018
  • Friday and Saturday 7:30 pm, Sunday 2 pm
  • 608.324.6530
  • www.monroetheatre.com

If you thought your family was crazy, you should meet the Vanderhofs.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Sponsored by Main Street Monroe.

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.

Live Music at Hawk's Mill

Live music with Steve McIntyre.

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

  • Leisure Lanes, 2308 - 6th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 3/17/2018
  • 8:30 pm
  • 608.328.8135

Decades Band.

Live Music at Junction House

Killbourn.

Vinyl LP Side Sunday

Bring in your favorite album and we'll play a side of it.

Beer Bingo at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Win beer and prizes.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Open Irish Music Session - The Blarney Stoners.

Hockey Tournament

  • Stateline Ice Arena
  • Monroe
  • 3/23/2018 - 3/25/2018

Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

Zweifel Brothers.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Luke Cerny - Original Acoustic Blues and variety.

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

  • Leisure Lanes, 2308 - 6th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 3/24/2018
  • 8:30 pm
  • 608.328.8135

5th Gear.

Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

Greg Anderson.

Vinyl LP Side Sunday

Bring in your favorite album and we'll play a side of it.

Easter Bunny at Toy Haus

Award-winning silhouette artist and children's author in downtown Monroe at the Toy Haus. Have him create a custom silhouette cut-out of your favorite child! Perfect gift for grandparents. Go online to schedule your appointment.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Bluegrass Jam.

Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

  • New Glarus Hotel, 100 - 6th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 3/30/2018 - 3/31/2018
  • 7:30 pm
  • 608.527.5244
  • www.newglarushotel.com

David Austin.

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

  • Leisure Lanes, 2308 - 6th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 3/31/2018
  • 8:30 pm
  • 608.328.8135

Kickstand.

Monroe Clinic Gallery - Op/Pop Art

There's More to Art Than Meets the Eye-Op/Pop Art by Monroe School District K-12th Grade Students Exhibit through May 11, 2018 All Media

Stateline Home & Business Expo

Sponsored by Monroe Area Chamber of Commerce.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

The Periodicals - Acoustic Show.

Karaoke Night

Karaoke with Sam.

Ken Lonnquist accompanied by Dave Adler on Piano

Accompanied by pianist, Dave Adler. He's back at MAC! Ken Lonnquist performs "kid's music you'll love." He has been performing professionally since college, and afterwards won a national audition and traveled widely as Minstrel for the Environment. This singer/songwriter performed in schools and colleges throughout the United States. He has composed 15 musicals for the Children's Theater of Madison. All received full-scale musical productions. He won Best of Madison Gold Award as Children's Musician and Parent's Choice. Ken's charm and energy as a live performer remain the heart of his work.

Wisconsin Regional Arts Program Competition & Exhibit

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 4/13/2018 - 4/30/2018
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

The Monroe Arts Center will host the 2018 Wisconsin Regional Arts Program (WRAP) Competition. All artwork entered in this competition will be on exhibit in Monroe Arts Center's Frehner Gallery through June 8, 2018. A demonstration or lecture, judging, and critique by a guest artist will be the focus of the artist workshop day held on Saturday, June 9 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. This event is co-sponsored by the Monroe Arts Center and UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies.

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, April 13, 2018 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Scherenschnitte: A Swiss Folk Art

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 4/13/2018 - 4/30/2018
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Exhbit continues through June 8, 2018. Scissor paper cuttings by Elda and Linda Schiesser. Artist talk and opening receiption Friday, April 13, 2018 - from 5 - 7 pm.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Lou Shields.

Angels Among Us - 5K run/walk

  • SLICE Arena, 1632 - 4th Ave. W.
  • Monroe
  • 4/14/2018
  • Opening ceremony 9:30 am
  • www.jacobsswag.org

Art auction, live music, face painting, family fun. Info: Teri at 608.293.2418 or Kathy at 608.214.4652. $30 individual registration or $100 per team. Remembering Jacob Ellefson and Tyler Pierce and all who have been lost to suicide or suffer with mental illness.

Live Music at Hawk's Mill

Live music with Steve McIntyre.

Karaoke Night

Karaoke with Sam.

Juda Fire Dept. Open House

  • Juda Fire Station/Community Center
  • Juda
  • 4/15/2018
  • 11 AM - 3 PM

Hosted by Juda Fire & First Response. See equipment and meet the members. Brats, hot dogs, potato salad, chips, dessert and beverages - free will donation. Fire truck rides for the kids. Demo at 1 pm.

Six Guitars Starring Chase Padgett

6 Guitars is a pitch perfect blend of a play, music, comedy, and characters in a single one-man show. Earning rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, actor and musician Chase Padgett delivers a stunning performance as he transforms into six different guitar-playing characters, each with their own distinct voice, views, and musical styles...Blues, Jazz, Rock, Classical, Folk, and Country. Each of the characters, ranging from a 19 year-old rock prodigy to an 87 year-old blues man, share their journey with music from discovery to mastery through songs and stories that leave audiences laughing, crying, and falling in love with music all over again.

Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

  • New Glarus Hotel, 100 - 6th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 4/20/2018 - 4/21/2018
  • 7:30 pm
  • 608.527.5244
  • www.newglarushotel.com

Greg Anderson.

Kalberwurst Supper

  • Zwingli Church, 416 E. Lake Ave.
  • Monticello
  • 4/21/2018
  • 4:30 - 8 pm

The dinner includes kalberwurst (veal sausage), ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, copper penny carrots, applesauce, Swiss bread, cookies and bars.

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.

Pawlapalooza

Benefit for the Green County Humane Society. Gourmet courses paired with local beer and wine, comedian emcees, cash and getaway prizes, baskets and other auction items. Tickets $75 per person or tables of 8 for $575.

A Very Sugar River Earth Day

Sponsored by Albany Community 1st and Albertson Memorial Library.  3 scheduled presenters in the library media room, numerous booths displaying Earth Day related exhibits: crafts and used book sale, river cleanup info, water testing, recycling, pruning techniques, foraging and more. Entertainment for young and old alike!  Dan the Magic Man from Madison will be performing at 12pm and 1pm.  Village yard/garage sales will be taking place.  Golf Ball drop near Legion (located on N. Water Street) Winner closest to target will win $500.00!  Food and beverage will be available for purchase at the Legion building located on N. Water Street!

Spring Shearing Day at Rainbow Fleece Farm

See the sheep shed their winter coats! Shearing demos, fiber demonstrations: spinning, knitting and carding. Special guests on Saturday: Marshall Spinners Guild. Special guests on Sunday: Bishop Hill Fiber Arts Guild, plus Lynn Weinburger with spring colors on blending boards.

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

  • Leisure Lanes, 2308 - 6th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 4/21/2018
  • 8:30 pm
  • 608.328.8135

The Jimmys.

Madison Youth Choirs

The Madison Youth Choirs, under the artistic direction of Michael Ross, are once again welcomed back the Monroe Arts Center. The Choirs will premiere a musical score composed by Scott Gendel, to accompany the reading of Paul Gallico's The Snow Goose by professional actor Richard Hilger. Hilger and the choirs will be joined by a chamber music group. The success of this reading three years ago led to the commission of the musical score. The Choirs have an international reputation and performs annually with the Madison Symphony Orchestra. Their mission is to inspire enjoyment, enhance education, nurture personal, musical, and social development by the study and performance of high-quality and diverse choral literature.

Legion Bingo!

  • American Legion, 1627 - 12th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 4/22/2018
  • 1:30 pm
  • 608.325.4244

Progressive Bingo Jackpot - $1600!

Midday Masterworks Series

Midday Masterworks organist Deborah Krauss Smith 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

Midday Masterworks organist Deborah Krauss Smith 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.

Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

David Austin.

Spring Fish Boil

  • UCC Church, E201 23rd St.
  • Brodhead
  • 4/28/2018
  • 4:30 - 7 pm
  • 608.897.2917

The menu consists of the boiled fish, potatoes, carrots, onions, cole slaw, rolls, drinks and for dessert, a ice cream sundae bar. Please call the church office at 608-897-2917 for more information or for tickets.

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Liv Rather.

Live Music at Leisure Lanes

  • Leisure Lanes, 2308 - 6th Ave.
  • Monroe
  • 4/28/2018
  • 8:30 pm
  • 608.328.8135

Kings of Radio.

Alzheimer's - An Event to Remember

  • Albany Lions Building, 402 N. Cincinnati St.
  • Albany
  • 4/28/2018
  • 10 am - 3 pm
  • www.alz.org

Fifth annual event. 30+ vendors, bake sale and food stand, silent auction, basket raffle and 50-50 raffle. All proceeds benefiting Alzheimer's Assn. The founder of this event lost their mother-in-law to Alzheimer's in March 2017, but the fight continues with the hopes of saving one family from the pain of watching the disease destroy a loved one.

Live Music at Hawk's Mill

Live music with Hugo.

Monroe Clinic Gallery - Op/Pop Art

There's More to Art Than Meets the Eye-Op/Pop Art by Monroe School District K-12th Grade Students Exhibit through May 11, 2018 All Media

Wisconsin Regional Arts Program Competition & Exhibit

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 5/1/2018 - 5/31/2018
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

The Monroe Arts Center will host the 2018 Wisconsin Regional Arts Program (WRAP) Competition. All artwork entered in this competition will be on exhibit in Monroe Arts Center's Frehner Gallery through June 8, 2018. A demonstration or lecture, judging, and critique by a guest artist will be the focus of the artist workshop day held on Saturday, June 9 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. This event is co-sponsored by the Monroe Arts Center and UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies.

Scherenschnitte: A Swiss Folk Art

  • Monroe Arts Center - 1315 11th Street
  • Monroe
  • 5/1/2018 - 5/31/2018
  • Gallery open Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am - 5 pm.
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

Exhbit continues through June 8, 2018. Scissor paper cuttings by Elda and Linda Schiesser.

Best Burger in Green County - Contest

5th annual contest: visit at least 5 participating bars and restaurants and vote for your favorites. Sponsored by the Green County Beef Producers. Contest runs through July 30.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 20: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

First Thursday - Main Street Monroe

Stores open late.

Dime-A-Dip Dinner

Brooklyn residents donate their favorite dish (hot dish, salad, dessert bars) - then come to dinner for good food and conversation (dime a scoop).  Info: recreation@brooklynwi.gov

Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

Zweifel Brothers.

Community Garage Sales

Sponsored by Belleville Chamber of Commerce.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 20: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

37th Annual Bloody Lake Rendezvous

Each year, a group of these living historians host an annual rendezvous event at the appropriately historic Black Hawk Memorial Park near Woodford, WI. The Yellowstone Flint and Cap club has been hosting an annual rendezvous there for over 30 years, now. They invite other historians to come and camp for the fellowship, the raw competition, for the fun of it. Some historians spend those cold winter months, setting by the fireplace, making enough crafts to use as trade goods for the supplies or items they will need in the coming year. The leather worker may make an apron the blacksmith can use in his work or the gun maker will create a beautifully, handcrafted rifle in hopes of trading it for a buffalo hide that will keep him warm. The women tat lace, sew shirts and skirts or trade recipes. Visit the pre-1840 encampment on Saturday and Sunday to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of life 200 years ago. 37th annual event.

A Taste of Spring

Join friends for a lively evening of elegant cuisine, fine wine, and art auctions.  Presented by Monroe Arts Center.

 


Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 20: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

Brodhead FFA Plant Sale

  • Brodhead High School, 2501 - 5th Ave.
  • Brodhead
  • 5/10/2018 - 5/12/2018
  • Thurs/Fri 3 - pm, Sat 9 am - 2 pm

Items for sale include: perennial plants, annual plants, hanging baskets, succulents, planted pots, and vegetables. All proceeds go back to the Brodhead Agriculture Department and helps fund the school's greenhouse.

Green Haven's 25th Annual Mother's Day Plant Sale

Pre-order by April 13 for pick-up at Monroe (First National Bank)or Monticello (Village Hall) or Chalet Landhaus in New Glarus. Sale sites are same as pre-order pick up sites: First National Bank, Monticello Village Hall on Friday from 8 am - 5 pm, Chalet Landhaus on Friday from noon - 7 pm. On Saturday - First National Bank and Monticello Village Hall from 8 am - noon. Plants are from Ahren's Acres (Brodhead) and the Potting Shed of Monroe. Green Haven Family Advocates is a community-based organization dedicated to strengthening the individuals and families in Green County affected by abuse and violence through prevention, education, advocacy, support and services.

Cheese Tasting Fund Raiser - Father Thomas F. Campion Charitable Fund

Featuring cheese from 26 foreign countries and 32 U.S. states - the World Championship Cheese Contest. Large variety and selection of cheese - all artfully displayed for your viewing and tasting pleasure.  Plus steak sandwiches, free beer all night. Silent Auction items and 50-50 raffle too! Sponsored by Foreign Type Cheesemakers here in Monroe, and the Wisconsin Cheesemakers Assn. Tickets at the door, or purchase in advance at Heartland Graphics in Monroe. Bonus - celebrating Father Campion's birthday on May 11.

Live Music at New Glarus Hotel

  • New Glarus Hotel, 100 - 6th Ave.
  • New Glarus
  • 5/11/2018 - 5/12/2018
  • 7:30 pm
  • 608.527.5244
  • www.newglarushotel.com

David Austin.

New Glarus Farmers Market

  • Hometown Pharmacy Parking Lot, 1101 Hwy. 69
  • New Glarus
  • 5/11/2018
  • 3 - 6:30 pm
  • www.swisstown.com

Bike Rodeo

A rodeo is a bicycle skills event which provides an opportunity for young bicyclists to practice and develop skills that will help them to become better bicyclists and avoid typical crashes.

New Glarus Police Department and New Glarus Chamber host the event.  

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 20: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

Park Clean Up Day

Help get ready for the summer season at Cadiz Springs. Bring rakes, gloves and trash bags and enjoy the fresh air while cleaning up the beach and playground areas.

Green County Master Gardener Plant Sale

  • N3150 Hwy. 81
  • Monroe
  • 5/12/2018
  • 9 am - noon
  • 608.328.9440

The plant sale is an opportunity for area residents to purchase hardy zone 4 perennials, herbs and annual plants that have been grown locally by UW-Extension Master Gardener volunteers. Started vegetable plants, houseplants and unique plants will all be available as well as several handcrafted garden use items. The Green County Master Gardeners Association uses the proceeds from this plant sale to distribute scholarships to Green County area youth who are enrolled, or planning to enroll, in secondary education in a horticulture related field of study. Funds are also used for other Master Gardener Educational Events. The plant sale will be held in the Auditorium of the Government Services Building, Pleasant View Complex, N3150 Hwy 81, Monroe. UW-Extension Master Gardener volunteers will be on hand to help you select plants to fit your gardening needs. Master Gardener Volunteers are trained by UW-Extension specialists to assist the public with garden and horticulture related questions and also provide thousands of hours of volunteer hours to community projects through Green County each year. There are currently over 30 Master Gardener Volunteers available to help answer gardening, turf, shrub, fruits, prairie and other horticulture questions through the UW-Extension office in Green County by calling 608-328-9440. For more information on the UW-Extension Master Gardener Program please contact the Green County UW-Extension Office at the same number.

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 20: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

Monroe Clinic Gallery - Found and Stitched

Found and Stitched by Pat Kroth Exhibit through August 10, 2018 Mixed Media OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, May 17, 2018 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm Gallery Talk: 5:15 pm

Live Music at Bullquarian Brewhouse

Jack and Kitty: Vaudeville Jug Band Folk.

New Glarus Farmers Market

  • Hometown Pharmacy Parking Lot, 1101 Hwy. 69
  • New Glarus
  • 5/18/2018
  • 3 - 6:30 pm
  • www.swisstown.com

Monroe Farmers Market

Through October 20: Wednesday afternoon 1 - 5:30 pm and Saturday morning 8 am - 1 pm.

Spring Fling

Hosted by Monticello Chamber of Commerce, Lions and Lioness. Concession stands, village wide garage sales all weekend. Pulled pork dinner at the Fire Station 11 am - 2 pm. Car show 10 am - 4 pm. The Jimmy's play from 3-7 pm followed by Super Tuesday from 8 pm-midnight. Proceeds go to park and lake improvements.

Juda Hill Climb

Juda School District 8:00- Registration/Check-In Opens 9:00- Kids Fun Run 9:30- 5K Run and 2K Walk

One Night in Memphis

  • Monroe High School Performing Arts Center - 1600 26th St.
  • Monroe
  • 5/19/2018
  • 7:30 pm
  • 608.325.5700
  • www.monroeartscenter.com

The Music of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, & Johnny Cash.

Door County Style Fish Boil

  • Belleville Fire Station
  • Belleville
  • 5/19/2018
  • Starting at 4:30 pm
  • 608.225.9816

Sponsored by the Belleville Volunteer Firefighters. All you can eat. Adults $14, kids 12 and under $8; kids 5 and under are free.

Pancake Breakfast and Airport Fly-In

Sponsored by EAA Chapter 431. All you an eat pancakes.