November 09, 2006

Around Wisconsin

German Nutcrackers and Holiday Parades!

The amazing new digital imaging planetarium will open at the Milwaukee Public Museum this Friday. Also, the Frame Workshop in Appleton welcomes a renowned German artisan to sign his work. Oshkosh hosts its annual holiday parade on Saturday. There's always something to do Around Wisconsin.

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Snowman Ornament(Snowman Arch Ornament by Holtzkunst Christian Ulbrich)

Planetarium Opening | German Artisan Visit | Holiday Parade | Deer Widows

Wollersheim Winery | Horse Market | Christmas Walk | A Fireside Christmas

Daniel M. Soref Planetarium Grand Opening

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November 10, 2006 Milwaukee
The Daniel M. Soref Planetarium will open as one of only nine theaters in the world with digital imagery. It will be the largest of its kind in Wisconsin, and the first and only facility of its kind in the region. Journey to the stars in Wisconsin's largest and most modern dome theater at the Milwaukee Public Museum. In addition to IMAX films and astronomical planetarium programs, the renovated theater will feature multimedia presentations ranging from geology to rain forest ecology. At the Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 West Wells Street.

For more information call the Milwaukee Public Museum at (414) 278-2728

German Nutcracker Maker Visits in Appleton

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November 10 Appleton
Gunther Ulbricht, a third generation woodworker and artist, makes his second visit to Wisconsin for an annual Christmas Open House. This marks the tenth consecutive year that The Frame Workshop is honored to host a visit by a family member of the renowned firm, Holzkunst Christian Ulbricht. Gunther will sign nutcrackers, smokers and wooden ornaments crafted in the Ulbricht factory in Germany. The Frame Workshop in Appleton is Gunther's only Wisconsin stop as part of his U.S. Tour in 2006. 3PM-8PM.

For more information call (920) 731-2913

24th Annual Holiday Parade in Downtown Oshkosh

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November 11, 2006 Oshkosh
Join thousands of people as they line Main and Oregon streets to watch the popular Oshkosh Holiday Parade. Bands, floats and a visit from Santa Claus highlight the event. Four high school bands will perform along with the Oshkosh Area Community Band and the fifth grade band from St. Frances Cabrini School in Oshkosh. Helium balloons, a popular part of past holiday parades, will be back this year featuring a snowman, a gingerbread man, a Christmas stocking and a toy soldier. Other parade entries include animals from the Menominee Park Zoo and stilt walkers called The Jolly Giants!

For more information call (920) 303-2266

Annual Deer Widows' Weekend at Johnson Creek Outlets

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November 18-19, 2006 Johnson Creek
The weekend for ladies who would rather bag a bargain than a deer and save a buck! Register to win prizes at the Information Center (no purchase necessary). On Saturday Only the first 150 shoppers to visit the Information Center will receive a Johnson Creek Premium Outlets tote bag with additional savings coupons and special offers from participating stores. There will also be lots of demonstrations and other events throughout the weekend.

For more information call Johnson Creek Premium Outlets at (920) 699-4111

Wollersheim Winery Ruby Nouveau Tasting

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November 18, 2006 Prairie du Sac
This special winery tour emphasizes the making of Ruby Nouveau. Taste the first release of the 2006 Ruby Nouveau wine in the winery Great Room along with some fine Wisconsin cheese hors d'oeuvres. The Ruby Nouveau is an estate-grown dry red with enticing fresh flavors and a zesty finish. It is the perfect holiday wine as it is meant to be enjoyed young and pairs well with holiday foods. No admission fee. Open to the public. 10AM-4PM.

For more information call (608) 643-6515

Holiday Horse Market in Wisconsin Dells

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November 18-19, 2006 Wisconsin Dells
A cowboy trade show with everything the cowboy in your family has on his wish list! From horsey stocking stuffers to mini-manure spreaders, this is the place to shop. Breyer model horses, western tack, clothing, artwork, crafts, belts, buckles, jewelry, boots, saddles, plus much more. Over 70 vendors makes it a great Equestrian Art, Craft & Gift Show. Also all kinds of apparel, tack, and jewelry. Door prizes, old western movies, cowboy poets, special guests and speakers. At the Howard Johnson Hotel and Conference Center.

For more information call (608) 254-8306

18th Annual Christmas Walk in Boulder Junction

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November 24-25, 2006 Boulder Junction
Welcome in the holiday season with the lighting of the town Christmas tree, Santa and Mrs. Claus visits, Friends of the Library cookie walk, carolers, sleigh rides and treats for shoppers. Held throughout the downtown Boulder Junction area. Friday's events start at 5PM and end at 8PM. On Saturday, there will be a story time, lunch with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and a miniature shopping house at the Community Center from 10AM-3PM.

For more information call (715) 385-2400

A Fireside Christmas at the Fireside Theatre

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November 18-19, 2006 Fort Atkinson
A Fireside Christmas has become as much a part of Christmas as a trip to see Santa, choosing your Christmas tree and mailing cards to your family and friends. Since 1993 tens of thousands of people have enjoyed The Fireside's annual all-new spectacular Christmas show. You know that Christmas is truly upon us when you see the beautiful sets and costumes, hear the glorious singing, thrill to the dazzling dancing, and enjoy the heart-warming stories performed by a cast of some of the country's best young professional singers and dancers. Thru December 23.

For more information call (800) 477-9505

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