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October 2014

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  • 1 - 31 Johnson Creek - Healthcare Appreciation Month at JCPO. Nurses, doctors and those who work in a healthcare profession are invited to show an employee ID or name badge to receive a complimentary VIP Coupon Book, $5 retail value. Johnson Creek Premium Outlets, 575 W. Linmar Lane. For more information call (920) 699-4112.
  • 1 - 31 Johnson Creek - Premium Outlets Pink Event . Premium Outlets will team up with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to support breast cancer awareness, outreach, research, and treatment programs in local communities. Shoppers who donate $10 will receive a discount card filled with offers from participating merchants good through October. Cash or credit donations will be taken onsite. Johnson Creek Premium Outlets, 575 W. Linmar Lane. For more information call (920) 699-4112.
  • 1 - 31 Mauston - Haunted Halloween at Red Ridge Ranch. Red Ridge Ranch has a variety of daily harvest activities including an inflatable moon walk, pumpkin painting, hay maze, corn maze, petting zoo and more! The haunted hay ridges and haunted corn maze are Friday & Saturday nights only (7pm-10pm) Red Ridge Ranch, W4881 Wisconsin 82. For more information call (608) 847-2273.
  • Oct 10 - May 15 Kenosha - Travel Adventure Series at Reuther Auditorium. Kenosha Public Museum presents Travel Adventure Series. Includes seven, 90-minute digital films shown on a large screen in the historic Reuther Auditorium. Each film takes viewers to worldly destinations, describing the art, music, architecture, culture & history from a first-person perspective. Professional filmmakers share experiences through movies and interactive discussions. Kenosha Public Museum, 58th St. & Sheridan Rd.. For more information call (262) 653-4140.
  • Oct 10 - Nov 28 Plymouth - Leslie Trewyn & Pat Reiher: Journey Into Color. We introduce a new exhibit by two Wisconsin artists. Contemporary acrylic paintings by Leslie Trewyn and sculptural ceramics and jewelry created by Pat Reiher. The opening reception is free and open to the public Friday, October 10 from 4:30 to 7:30. Complimentary snacks, cash bar, live music. 520 East Mill Street. For more information call (920) 892-8409.
  • Oct 11 - Jan 11 Kenosha - Picture a Book: The Illustrations of Renee Graef. Renee Graef has illustrated over 70 books for children including the American Girl collection, My First Little House books; as well as, books on American icons Mount Rushmore and Paul Bunyan. Get more info on adult workshops & family fun events including a tea party with your doll! 5500 First Ave.. For more information call (262) 653-4140.
  • 18 - 26 Monona - Wild About Weather. From storms to sunshine, heat waves to natural disasters, weather rules our world. Throughout October, we'll be wild about weather with ongoing programs, special guests, and activities centered on weather phenomena and climate in Wisconsin and around the globe. 10am-2pm, Saturdays and Sundays! Aldo Leopold Nature Center 330 Femrite Dr. For more information call (608) 221-0404.
  • Oct 20 - Nov 2 Sturtevant - Corn Maze - Borzynski's Farm & Floral Market. 2014 Corn Maze theme:Salute to the American Soldier. We also offer a children's play area, hayrides, pumpkin picking, petting zoo, story theater and make your own caramel apple. Our Market has everything you need for the Fall season.www.borzynskis.com 11600 Washington Ave. For more information call (262) 886-2235.
  • 23 - 24 Monona - Fall Fest. Join us for a fun-filled evening of outdoor activities with your family as we celebrate the "Creatures of the Night" in not-so-scary style! Come in costume and join in the parade! FREE for Members. 330 Femrite Dr.. For more information call (608) 221-0404.
  • 23 Monona - The Six-Degree World and What We Can Do. Dr. Steeves, Professor Emeritus in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, will be discussing the writings of British author and activist Mark Lynas and incorporating his own views on conventional vs. unconventional energy sources and the impacts of nuclear energy on individuals, society, and the planet. 330 Femrite Dr. For more information call (608) 221-0404.
  • 24 Kenosha - FREE Fun For Kids: Dinos in the Dark. Bring a flashlight and walk among the dinosaurs in the dark! The dinos come alive in the shadows as you discover their unique features with your flashlight. Advance tickets for this popular event are required and available for free at any of the Kenosha Public Museums beginning October 7. 5500 First Ave.. For more information call (262) 653-4140.
  • 24 - 25 Portage - Ski Swap at Cascade Mountain. Come to Cascade Mountain for their Ski Swap October 24-25, 2014. Their main lodge is already filling up with lots of skis, boards and clothing! Cascade is still accepting consignment items now through the end of the event. Cascade Mountain, W10441 Cascade Mountain Rd. For more information call (608) 742-5588.
  • 24 Shiocton - Halloween Happenings. Non-scary Halloween event consisting of Halloween games and candy, a Jack-o-Lantern Trail walk, and food around a bonfire. Come in costume or as you are. W5646 Lindsten Road. Event starts at 6:30PM and ends at 8:30PM. For more information call (715) 758-6999.
  • 24 - 26 West Allis - Autumn Festival Arts & Crafts Show. Come to West Allis for the Autumn Festival Arts & Crafts Show, an event featuring a huge variety of arts and crafts on display by some of the nation's top artists. Voted one of the top 100 shows in the country by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the Autumn Festival Arts & Crafts Show is an event you won't want to miss! Exposition Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park, 640 S 84th St.. For more information call (402) 331-2889.
  • 25 Baraboo - Art Day at the Aldo Leopold Center. It's Art Day at the Leopold Center on Saturday, October 25, 2014! Come discover nature through demonstrations, activities, and works of art. Walk our nature trails, shop at our gift shop and take a self guided tour of the Leopold Shack. For more information about this free family-friendly event visit our website or call (608) 355-0279. Aldo Leopold Center, E13701 Levee Road. For more information call (608) 355-0279.
  • Oct 25 - Nov 2 Blue Mounds - Hollow-een at Cave of the Mounds. Join us for Hollow-een at Cave of the Mounds! Free gemstone and fossil treats await costumed youngsters wandering the hollows of the candlelit cave. The family-friendly event offers free seasonal activities. Guided nature hikes and campfire stories also available. Seasonal refreshments are available for purchase. Cave of the Mounds, 2975 Cave of the Mounds Rd. For more information call (608) 437-3038.
  • 25 Kenosha - FREE Fun For Kids: Boofest. You're invited to wear your costume, trick-or-treat and enjoy free family-friendly activities at three different museums. 5500 First Ave.. Event starts at 1:00PM and ends at 4:00PM. For more information call (262) 653-4140.
  • 25 Milwaukee - Pumpkin Decorating. Make this year's Halloween season extra-special, grab the kids and head on over to MOTOR. We will provide you with everything you need to create a customized Halloween masterpiece to take home. Space is limited. 14.95 per pumpkin. Reservations required. MOTOR Bar & Restaurant at H-D Museum. For more information call (414) 287-2778.
  • 25 Oconomowoc - American English- A Beatles Tribute. This Beatles Tribute commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the group appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show. The entertainment will transfix you as you go through the Beatle years of 1963 to 1970. Oconomowoc Arts Center, 641 East Forest Street. Event starts at 7:30PM and ends at 9:30PM. For more information call (262) 560-2130.
  • 25 Shiocton - Fairy House Workshop. Volunteer Lolly Bower will lead a workshop from 9am-noon on building a fairy house for your home or garden. This workshop is for Ages 14 to Adult. All materials provided except your patience and imagination! RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 22nd. W5646 Lindsten Road. For more information call (715) 758-6999.
  • 25 St. Germain - 15th Annual OktoBearFest. Held at Black Bear Lodge from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, featuring cabin crafts exhibitors, hay rides, pumpkin painting, polka music, German food and beverages. Benefits the Vilas County Historical Museum. Black Bear Lodge, 1330 Halberstadt Rd.. For more information call (715) 477-2205.
  • 26 Baraboo - Good Neighbor Day at the International Crane Foundation. The International Crane Foundation will be hosting Good Neighbor Day, where anyone who brings a non-perishable food item will receive free admission. International Crane Foundation, E11376 Shady Lane Road. For more information call (608) 356-9462.
  • 26 South Milwaukee - The Knightwind Ensemble Presents: Dance!. The Knightwind Ensemble, presents their fall concert titled "Dance!". The featured works in this performance include Suite From Pineapple Poll (Sullivan/Mackerras), Incantation and Dance (Chance), Yiddish Dances (Gorb), Three Dances from "The Bartered Bride" (Smetana/Janners), and Symphonic Dances Yosuke Fukuda). South Milwaukee PAC, 901 15th Avenue. For more information call (414) 766-5049.
  • Oct 27 - Dec 15 Madison - Meditation at Monona Terrace. Join us on Mondays (Oct 27- Dec 15) from 11:45am - 12:30pm to engage in meditation which will be led by Sarah Moore M.D., a mind-body practitioner, therapist, and physician at the Dean Hematology and Oncology Clinic. Monona Terrace, One John Nolen Dr. Event starts at 11:45AM and ends at 12:30PM. For more information call (608) 261-4000.
  • 27 St. Croix Falls - Spirits of the St. Croix. Hear the presentation on Ghosts, Angels, and Otherworldly Creatures at Festival Theatre from 6:30-8:00pm with Dave Schrader, then travel across the river to Taylors Falls, MN and experience a Lantern Tour of Angel Hill and The Folsom House from 8:30-10pm. 210 N. Washington Street. Event starts at 6:30PM and ends at 10:00PM. For more information call (715) 483-3387.
  • 29 Madison - Family Concert - Vic Ferrari Symphony on the Rocks. "Vic Ferrari Symphony on the Rocks" is a 7-piece band joined by a 30 member symphony! This is the first Symphony in North America to perform with iPads only! ! Free to the public, this event also kicks of the 2014 Wisconsin State Music Conference. Monona Terrace, One John Nolen Dr. For more information call (608) 261-4000.
  • 30 Kenosha - $5, Civil War Author, Harold Holzer. On Thursday, October 30, Harold Holzer discusses his new book, Lincoln and the Power of the Press. A public reception begins at 6pm, followed by the program at 7pm. A suggested $5 donation to the museum will be accepted at the door, and advance registration is not required. 5400 First St.. Event starts at 6:00PM. For more information call (262) 653-4141.
  • 30 Milwaukee - Skulloween Bike Night. Bring out your best costumes and customs and get ready for a true Harley Halloween. On October 30, Skulloween Bike Night celebrates bikes and beer at one of Milwaukee's most popular haunts, MOTOR Bar & Restaurant. Enjoy beer specials, sample girls and awesome Harley-Davidson prizes for the best skull-inspired attire. MOTOR Bar & Restaurant at the H-D Museum. For more information call (414) 287-2778.
  • 31 Johnson Creek - Trick-or-Treat at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets. Costumed youngsters under 12 are invited to receive candy and treats from participating stores at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets, while supplies last. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Johnson Creek Premium Outlets, 575 W. Linmar Lane. Event starts at 4:30PM and ends at 6:30PM. For more information call (920) 699-4112.

  • Earlier events that run through October:

  • Jan 11 through Dec 31 Kenosha - "Seeing the Elephant" A 360 Degree Movie Experience. The Civil War Museum is one of just a handful of venues nationwide implementing 360 degree movie technology. "Seeing the Elephant" a term Civil War soldiers used to say they saw battle, uses the new high-tech digital movie experience to allow visitors a glimpse at the "Elephant." Civil War Museum 5400 1st Ave Kenosha, WI 53140. For more information call (262) 653-4140.
  • Feb 28 through Jan 31 Oneida - World War I Exhibit. This exhibit highlights the involvement of the Oneidas who served in World War I. W892 Cty Rd EE. For more information call (920) 869-6539.
  • May 24 through Oct 25 West Bend - Downtown West Bend Farmers Market. Over 65 vendors with fresh vegetables, herbs, cheese, eggs, fruit, bakery, flowers, hone, jams, soap, entertainment and much more! Downtown, 215 N Main St. Event starts at 7:30AM and ends at 11:00AM. For more information call (262) 338-3909.
  • Sep 5 through Nov 2 Milwaukee - The Doyle & Debbie Show. The Doyle & Debbie Show finds a washed-up country star and his newest singing partner dusting off their microphones and resurrecting a familiar signature sound. Singing 16 original hits, this hilarious send-up of country music duos will have you doubled-over with laughter and roaring for an encore. Call for show times. Milwaukee Repertory Theater. For more information call (414) 224-9490.
  • Sep 23 through Nov 2 Milwaukee - The Color Purple. This glorious musical saga, spanning four decades, tells the unforgettable story of a woman who finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her own unique voice in the world. Milwaukee Repertory Theater. For more information call (414) 224-9490.
  • Sep 25 through Nov 2 Middleton - 5th Annual A-Maizing Charity Corn Maze. Enjoy 9.2 arcres of challenges with more than 3 miles of paths. Afterward pick out a pumpkin in our pumpkin patch or nibble on something from our concession stand. 1262 John Q Hammons Dr.. For more information call (608) 333-0809.

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