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Events in Wisconsin

August 2015

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  • 6 - 9 Arcadia - Ashley for the Arts. Ashley for the Arts provides the entire family with world class entertainment, art, exercise and play and promotes the works of artists from across the globe. The event serves as a foundation for additional non-profit organizations to raise funds in support of humanity. Memorial Park. For more information call (608) 323-6805.
  • 6 - 16 West Allis - Wisconsin State Fair. Live animals, games, music, great food, and fun times are to be had this year at The Wisconsin State Fair! From August 6-16th, experience a Wisconsin tradition since 1851! Walk through the educational exhibits, ride the Sky Glider, or slide down the Giant Slide! There are hundreds of activities and games for the whole family. A famous Original Cream Puff is calling your name! Make your plans today to visit the Wisconsin State Fair. Wisconsin State Fair Park.
  • 7 - 28 Madison - Dane Dances. Fridays in August, 5:30-9:30pm FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Aug. 7 - DJ Ace/ Kinfolk/ MadiSalsa. Aug. 14 - DJ Ace/ Charanga Agoza/ Eddie Butts. Aug. 21 - DJ Pain 1/ Christopher Project/ VO5. Aug. 28 - DJ Ace/ Megan Bobo & The Lux/ Grupo Candela Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center. For more information call (608) 261-4000.
  • Aug 7 - Jul 24 Racine - Joan Backes: Falling Leaves and Painted Branches. Milwaukee-born artist Joan Backes marries the natural color, shape, and pattern of leaves and branches with human interference and arranges found leaves and branches into graceful and compelling vignettes for RAMs Windows on 5th Gallery. The Racine Art Museum. For more information call (262) 638-8300.
  • 8 Belleville - Art in the Mill Park. Fine Art, Music and Good Cheer on the banks of the Sugar River. 6890 Paoli Rd. in Paoli. Event starts at 10:00AM and ends at 5:00PM.
  • 8 - 9 Iola - Iola Vintage Military. Military Vehicles & Equipment, Professional Vehicle Exhibits, Tractors and Machines. Swap Meet, re-enactor encampment and battles. Camping available. 130 Jenson Drive. For more information call (715)445-4005.
  • 8 Portage - City Flea Market. This is an indoor/outdoor event. Crafts, Produce, Direct Sales, Collectibles, Rummage Sale Items and more are welcome to participate. Event 9 am- 3 pm with a Fri pm set up in a secured building. Veterans Memorial Fields, 300 Superior St. For more information call (608) 742-2178.
  • 8 Stevens Point - Taste of the Town. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Wisconsin is hosting its annual Taste of the Town fundraiser! Enjoy the freshest local cuisine, beer & wine, live entertainment, silent auction and more! Your support makes a BIG impact on the lives of our youth. Tickets: $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Pfiffner Park. For more information call (715) 341-0661.
  • 8 - 9 West Bend - Mother Earth News Fair . The Mother Earth News Fair is a family-friendly sustainable living event that features 200 hands-on workshops and demos by experts on real food, organic gardening, homesteading, renewable energy, green building, DIY projects, small-scale livestock, green transportation, and more. Notable speakers include Joel Salatin, John Ivanko, and Will Allen. Washington County Fair Prk 3000 Pleasant Valley Rd. For more information call (800) 234-3368.
  • 11 Mount Horeb - Handicrafts @ the Museum: Box Guitar Workshop . Between 3:30 and 5:30 pm, drop in and make, decorate and strum a cardboard box guitar, then explore the museum with a scavenger hunt based on the handicrafts of Dane County settlers. All are welcome, under 6 require adult supervision. No reservations required. Free. 100 S Second St. For more information call (608) 437-6486.
  • 12 Appleton - Storybook Stars Presents: The Berenstain Bears!. Join us in the Mielke Family Theater at 10 a.m. for listening to the story read aloud, meeting the stars of the book, and making a take-home craft. Free with museum membership or daily admission. The Building for Kids Children's Museum. For more information call (920) 734-3226.
  • 12 Appleton - Storybook Stars Presents: The Berenstain Bears!. Join us in the Mielke Family Theater at 2:30 p.m. for listening to the story read aloud, meeting the stars of the book, and making a take-home craft. Free with museum membership or daily admission. The Building for Kids Children's Museum. For more information call (920) 734-3226.
  • 13 - 16 Hayward - Sawyer County Fair. Entertainment and good old-fashioned fun! Demolition Derby, Poor Man's Racing, Junior Livestock, carnival, kid's games, tractor pull, ATV rally, live music, and food. For more info. call 715-934-2721. Sawyer County Fairgrounds; County Highway B. For more information call (715) 934-2721.
  • 13 - 16 Milwaukee - Milwaukee Irish Fest. Milwaukee Irish Fest is the world's largest celebration of Irish music and culture. The four-day festival showcases more than 100 entertainment acts on 17 stages at Henry W. Maier Festival Park on Milwaukee's lakefront. Celebrating its 35th anniversary, Milwaukee Irish Fest offers the widest selection of Irish and Celtic music to date. 200 North Harbor Drive. For more information call (414) 476-3378.
  • 13 Phillips - Crazy Quilt Handbag with Contemporary Styling. Wondering what to do with all those decorative stitches on your sewing machine & leftover scraps of material? This workshop will give you a chance to experiment with the stitches & threads in your stash to create a colorful snap-top handbag. Registration & a $3 fee required. N8236 S. Hwy. 13 . For more information call (715) 339-7282.
  • 14 Appleton - Storybook Stars Presents: The Berenstain Bears!. Join us in the Mielke Family Theater at 10 a.m. for listening to the story read aloud, meeting the stars of the book, and making a take-home craft. Free with museum membership or daily admission. The Building for Kids Children's Museum. For more information call (920) 734-3226.
  • 14 Appleton - Storybook Stars Presents: The Berenstain Bears!. Join us in the Mielke Family Theater at 2:30 p.m. for listening to the story read aloud, meeting the stars of the book, and making a take-home craft. Free with museum membership or daily admission. The Building for Kids Children's Museum. For more information call (920) 734-3226.
  • 14 Plymouth - Cheese Capital Jazz Crawl for the Arts. 12th Annual Live Jazz Extravaganza and PAC fundraiser featuring 10-12 live jazz bands throughout downtown Plymouth. Wristbands! Plymouth Arts Center, 520 E. Mill St.. For more information call (920) 892-8409.
  • 14 Plymouth - 12th Annual Cheese Capital Jazz Crawl. Enjoy an evening strolling along Mill Street listening to various jazz musicians. Food and beverages from the different eating establishments are available. A silent action featuring many of local artists and businesses will be going on through most of the evening. 520 E. Mill St. For more information call (920) 892-8409.
  • 14 - 15 Plymouth - Jazz Crawl. Come enjoy live Jazz Bands at the Plymouth Arts Center's Jazz Crawl Friday, August 14th from 4pm to 12:30am. This jazz extravaganza attracts music lovers every year to downtown Plymouth. Purchase a wristband $10 in advance and $13 night of and enjoy music, trolley rides and so much more! 520 East Mill Street. For more information call (920) 892-8409.
  • 14 - 16 Wild Rose - WI Campers Association Campvention. Camp with us for a weekend. Enjoy the fun! Activities for all ages and a meal Saturday night. Registration by June 20th. W5421 Aspen Rd. For more information call (715) 570-2823.
  • 15 Appleton - Spectrum Saturday. Spectrum Saturday is a program designed to give families with children on the autism spectrum a lower sensory experience in the museum. Admission is free to children and their families on the autism spectrum from 9-10 a.m., but stay as long as you'd like. The Building for Kids Children's Museum. For more information call (920) 734-3226.
  • 15 Appleton - Storybook Stars Presents: The Berenstain Bears!. Join us in the Mielke Family Theater at 2:30 p.m. for listening to the story read aloud, meeting the stars of the book, and making a take-home craft. Free with museum membership or daily admission. The Building for Kids Children's Museum. For more information call (920) 734-3226.
  • 15 - 16 Colfax - Colfax Main Street Block Party. Main Street dance featuring 3 bands from noon to midnight: Top Notchmen, Hickory and Stimulus Package. Craft fair. Car show. Colfax Railroad Museum open for tours. Beer garden. Food vendors. Polka Dance-off at 2 p.m. Main Street. For more information call (715) 308-6336.
  • 15 Sturtevant - Iron Horse 5K. 5K run/walk Fireman's Park. For more information call (877) 651-2440.
  • 15 Verona - Verona Walk. Walkers may register and start walking anytime between 8 am and noon. The route consists of two 5K loops, a City Loop and a Prairie Loop. Cost is $2/$3. Badger Prairie County Park, 6720 Bus. Hwy 151. For more information call (608) 789-3006.
  • 15 - 16 Wisconsin Rapids - Dorothy in Wonderland. Yup, you guessed it - the two stories collide in this very funny play. WR Community Theatre; 220 3rd Ave., S.. For more information call (715) 421-0435.
  • 17 Fitchburg - Concerts at McKee featuring "Miles Nielsen". Mark your calendar for the third Monday in August for this lively party in the park! Bring a picnic and a bottle of wine or have dinner at one of our many food carts and brew carts. Food and drink carts open at 6pm and concerts begin at 7pm. 2930 Chapel Valley Road . For more information call (608) 288-8284.
  • 21 - 23 Fremont - Fremont Yellowstone Trail Festival. 100 year Yellowstone Trail anniversary coming through Wisconsin. Vintage, classic car, bikes & tractor show, 5K Friday Night Glow Run, horse drawn wagon rides, pan fied Fish fry, kid's games, Sunday church service in park, arts & crafts, farmers, market, music,street dances, street parade, venetian boat parade, raffles, Downtown Fremont. For more information call (920)446-3236.
  • 22 Madison - Madison Mini-Marathon. Come participate in the 7th annual BMO Harris Bank Madison Mini-Marathon! University of Wisconsin - Madison. For more information call (317) 531-4655.
  • 22 Waterloo - Farm-to-Table Harvest Dinner. BeefNBeaks Farm presents a Farmer-to-Table Harvest Dinner to Waterloo, Wisconsin. This event will take place on August 22nd, 2015 from 5:00-9:00pm, tickets run for $35. Additional activities will include a reception, outdoor games, hayride tours of the farm, campfires, and a performance by local Deerfield band. N8248 Hwy O. For more information call (920)478-2045.
  • 26 Baraboo - 3rd Annual Catch For A Cure 5K Fun Run/Walk. Evening family event. Raise money for supporting those affected by breast cancer. Our proceeds are dispersed through local support groups that help the lives of those that have been effected by Breast Cancer.Register at araboo Breast Savers Inc. web site The Barn Restaurant & Bar St Rd 123. For more information call (608)-434-5512.
  • 27 Madison - Pechakucha Night Madison- . Thursday, August 27, 7:00pm, Community Terrace "Life Balance x PechaKucha" Presented by High Tech Happy Hour (HTHH. Balancing work, family, hobbies, faith and friends can seem downright impossible at times. Join us and hear speakers share their tips for achieving a strong life balance. Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center. For more information call (608) 261-4000.
  • Aug 28 - Nov 28 Racine - RAM Artist Fellowship Exhibition 2015. The RAM Artist Fellowship Program aims to showcase the diversity and vitality of the Racine/Kenosha visual arts community by supporting the professional development of its artists. RAMs Wustum Museum. For more information call (262) 636-9177.
  • 28 - 30 West Bend - Germanfest . 30th annual Germanfest! Continuous music! Great Food! 215 N Main St. For more information call (262) 338-3909.

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  • Dec 29 through Oct 2 Blue Mounds - Camp Brigham Family Fun Days. Join the Camp Brigham staff and celebrate the winter season with fun indoor & outdoor activities. Children will enjoy arts and crafts, winter playtime, seasonal stories, camp songs and camp snacks in the visitor center. Cave of the Mounds, 2975 Cave of the Mounds Rd. For more information call (608) 437-3038.
  • May 21 through Sep 3 Crivitz - Crivitz Flea & Farmer's Market. 30+ Vendors, Thursdays, May 21 - Sept 3. 8am - 4pm. A special market date of Saturday, July 4th 8am - 1:30pm. Mad Dog & Merrill will join us May 21, July 2, and July 4. Across from 800 Henriette Ave. For more information call (715) 854-2030.
  • May 23 through Oct 31 West Bend - West Bend Farmers Market . Over 65 vendors with fresh vegetables, herbs, eggs, cheese and much more! Every Sat Morning 7:30-11AM 215 N Main St. Event starts at 7:30AM and ends at 11:00AM. For more information call (262) 338-3909.
  • May 24 through Sep 6 Racine - A Whole Other World: Sub-Culture Craft. RAM presents art influenced by the science fiction and fantasy-based themes of Doctor Who, Star Wars, superheroes, and steampunk. During the run of the exhibition, RAM encourages you to come dressed in character (cosplay) to receive free museum admission any day. The Racine Art Museum is located at 441 Main Stree. For more information call (262) 638-8300.
  • Jun 4 through Aug 27 West Bend - Music on Main. The place to be Thursday nights this summer from 6:30 to 9:30 PM is Downtown West Bend! Free admission, live music, food and beverages! 215 N Main St. Event starts at 6:30PM and ends at 9:30PM. For more information call (262) 338-3909.
  • Jun 5 through Aug 7 Plymouth - 20th Annual Juried Exhibition Alive in the Arts. A juried competition featuring only Wisconsin residents and artists. 520 E. Mill St.. For more information call (920) 892-8409.
  • Jun 7 through Aug 15 Racine - Nebulous: Abstract Works from RAM's . Responding to exhibition themes at both Racine Art Museum in downtown Racine and RAM's Wustum Museum that include aspects of science fiction, Nebulous features work with phenomena that may be floating, transforming, or imprecise – as if somehow moving through another dimension. RAM's Wustum Museum. For more information call (262) 638-8300.
  • Jun 9 through Aug 31 Mishicot - Fox Hills Resort: Summer Golf Specials. Visit our website for monthly specials. 250 W. Church Street. For more information call (920)755-3645.
  • Jun 13 through Sep 7 Milwaukee - Willie G. Davidson: Artist, Designer, Leader. A celebration of the artistry, influence, and impact of Willie G. Davidson, Harley-Davidson's Chief Styling Officer Emeritus, whose designs defined American motorcycles for generations. 400 W. Canal St.. For more information call (414) 287-2789.
  • Jun 14 through Dec 13 Sheboygan - Bingo at Christ Child Academy. Join us the second Sunday every month and win!Regular, Specialty and Progressive games are played every month. Pick up some Pull-Tabs for even more chances to win. Delicious snacks and plate lunches are also available for purchase. Grab your friends and join us! 1:00pm - 4:00pm. 2722 Henry Street. For more information call (920)459-2663.
  • Jun 21 through Oct 4 Racine - All in the Family: Featuring Kelly and Kyle Philip. This exhibition includes the work of familial artists couples, parents and children, or siblings drawn primarily from RAM's collection. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street. For more information call (262) 638-8300.
  • Jun 21 through Oct 4 Racine - All in the Family: Featuring Kelly and Kyle Phelps. This exhibition includes the work of familial artists couples, parents and children, or siblings drawn primarily from RAMs collection. All in the Family investigates the creative process.There will be a concentration of collaborative ceramic work borrowed from emerging artists, twin brothers Kelly and Kyle Phelps. The Racine Art Museum is located at 441 Main Street. For more information call (262) 638-8300.
  • Jun 21 through Oct 4 Racine - All in the Family: Featuring Kelly and Kyle Philip. This exhibition includes the work of familial artists couples, parents and children, or siblings drawn primarily from RAMs collection. All in the Family investigates the creative process. Racine Art Museum 441 Main St.. For more information call (262) 638-8300.
  • Jul 3 through Aug 28 Plymouth - Mill Street Live. Entering their 7th season, the Mill Street Guild, a high-energy song and dance troupe, will be performing over 60 classic and current hits, Fridays, July 3 through August 28 (exception Aug 14th). A mix of genres and eras, the show has something for all ages to enjoy. 520 E. Mill St.. For more information call (920) 892-8409.
  • Jul 11 through Oct 3 Oconomowoc - Wisconsin and Afar. The exhibit, Wisconsin and Afar, will explore Wisconsin's heritage through the facades and faces that surround us and through the distant influences on our buildings and way of life. The paintings will offer hints of those that came before us and the cultures they brought along with them. Oconomowoc Arts Center, 641 East Forest Street. For more information call (262)560-2130.
  • Jul 12 through Jan 24 Racine - Contemporary Glass at RAM. This exhibition celebrates a gift of 65 glass pieces, donated by Los Angeles area collectors Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser, which both introduces new artists to RAMs holdings and expands upon significant makers already represented. Racine Art Museum. For more information call (262) 638-8300.
  • Jul 15 through Aug 9 Madison - Olbrich's Blooming Butterflies. Daily, experience more than a dozen species of free-flying butterflies. 3330 Atwood Ave. Event starts at 10:00AM and ends at 4:00PM. For more information call (608) 246-4550.
  • Jul 21 through Oct 27 Racine - Featured Acquisition: Elenor Wilson's American Tourister. Encouraging thoughts of summer travel and getting away from it all, Elenor Wilson's American Tourister Still Life turns seemingly mundane luggage into a poetic installation. This work is a recent gift from longtime RAM donors, David and Jacqueline Charak. The Racine Art Museum. For more information call (262) 638-8300.
  • Jul 31 through Aug 9 Richland Center - Mary Poppins Musical . Our summer musical is Mary Poppins! The Community Players set high standards for their shows. In this beloved show, Mary will FLY! Fully staged in a large theater with memorable songs, elaborate costumes, special effects and your favorite characters! Come join the magic of this beloved show! Tickets $10 & $15 Richland Center High School, 1996 Highway 14 West . For more information call (608) 647-7373.

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