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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 Madison - Tunes at Monona Terrace- Dixie Doodlers. Slip on your dance shoes and enjoy the talents of local and regional musicians showcasing a wide variety of musical genres including polka, big band, swing, 50s & 60s, Blues, and tribute bands. A wooden dance floor will be available at all indoor concerts. Bands will play from 5:30-7pm Monona Terrace, One John Nolen Dr. Event starts at 5:30PM and ends at 7:00PM. For more information call (608) 261-4000.
  • 1 Milwaukee - Nick Thune - In The Heartland. Fresh off the release of his netflix/iTunes/Vinyl comedy special "Folk Hero", Nick Thune is coming to the Midwest. In The Heartland will be a mix of intimate stories from Nick's life and emotional breakdowns. 161 W Wisconsin Ave Lower Level. For more information call (414) 988-6968.
  • 3 Madison - Moon Over Monona Terrace. Moon Over Monona Terrace combines the talents of the Madison Astronomical Society with the striking views from the Monona Terrace Rooftop. The evening will begin at 7pm with moon viewing only, and will progress to different objects as the sky darkens. Fun for the whole family! Monona Terrace, One John Nolen Dr.. Event starts at 7:00PM. For more information call (608) 261-4000.
  • 3 - 5 Mayville - Audubon Days. Mayville is celebrating the 28th annual Audubon Days this October! Friday's events include the Bed Races and Beer & Wine tasting. The weekend events include a run/walk, Bike Tour, Audubon Arts & Crafts Gallery, a car show and more! Main St.. For more information call (920) 387-5776.
  • 3 - 5 Wisconsin Dells - Cruise For A Cause at Chula Vista Resort. Come to Cruise For A Cause at Chula Vista Resort, an all Ford car show to raise money for Breast and Prostate Cancer. Events will include guided road tours, judging, autocross, golf tournament, poker run and much more! Chula Vista Resort, 4031 N River Road. For more information call (309) 530-9235.
  • 4 - 5 Bloomington - Quiltfest 2014. Head to Bloomington, Wisconsin for Quiltfest 2014! The show will feature exhibits, vendors, viewer's choice selection, raffles and a luncheon. St. Mary Catholic Church, 535 Congress Street. Event starts at 9:00AM. For more information call (608) 994-2607.
  • 4 La Farge - Kickapoo Reserve Dam Challenge Triathlon. 7-mile paddle down the winding Kickapoo River, pedal 14-miles through the hilly driftless area, and finish with a 3-mile run through the Kickapoo Valley Reserve. Participants are limited to 500, so register early to guarantee your spot! Kickapoo Valley Reserve. Event starts at 7:30AM. For more information call (608) 625-2960.
  • 4 Monona - Pipers in the Prairie. Join the Aldo Leopold Nature Center and light up the night sky at the 12th Annual Pipers in the Prairie major fundraising gala! This family-friendly event offers a unique celebration unlike anything in Madison! Aldo Leopold Nature Center 330 Femrite Drive. For more information call (608) 216-9373.
  • 4 - 5 Omro - Art from the Barn 2014. A beautiful Amish built Wisconsin barn provides the setting for Art From the Barn, an unique art show and sale. The show is a carefully selected blend of fine arts, fine crafts, photography, and other one-of-a-kind gift items produced by local artisans. 6320 County Rd. K. For more information call (920) 685-2094.
  • 4 - 5 Shawano - Shawano Country Miles of Art. The 4th annual event will include self-guided tours of area artists' studios, Walls of Wittenberg murals, Shawano Country Barn Quilts, combined with colorful fall drives. Most of these studios are open only for this event, providing a unique opportunity to meet the artists and purchase their work. Various Artists' Studios & Galleries. For more information call (800) 235-8520.
  • 4 St. Croix Falls - St. Croix Falls AutumnFest. Celebrate the fall season with the St. Croix Falls AutumnFest! The Saturday festivities include a farmer's market, art, craft & food fair, and a Mammoth Gravel Classic Bike Ride. The Overlook, Main Street & Washington Street. For more information call (612) 385-4598.
  • 4 - 5 St. Germain - 26th Annual Greater Wisconsin Muskie Tournament. Headquartered at the St. Germain Community Center, this catch and release tournament includes ten area lakes. Cash drawings and many fantastic door prizes awarded to entrants. 10 Area Lakes around St. Germain. For more information call (715) 477-2205.
  • 4 Stone Lake - Stone Lake Cranberry Festival. Fun-filled festival featuring sidewalk sales, art & crafts, carnival, kid's games, parade, live music, fishing contest and street dance. Main Street. For more information call (715) 865-2486.
  • 4 Stone Lake - 36th Annual Stone Lake Cranberry Festival. The Annual Stone Lake Cranberry Festival is held in celebration of the cranberry harvest. Events include: cranberry marsh tours, parade, crate derby, arts & crafts fair and much more! Downtown Stone Lake. For more information call (715) 865-3378.
  • 8 Prairie du Sac - Ice Wine Release at Wollersheim Winery. Wollersheim Winery will be releasing their Ice Wine 2013! Taste this "Nectar of the Vines" along with a few other delicious Wollersheim wines, plus take a self-guided Ice Wine tour. A cheesecake plate and Wollersheim wines by the glass will be available to purchase. Live harp music will enhance this tasting experience. Wollersheim Winery, 7876 Hwy 188. For more information call (608) 643-6515.
  • 10 - 13 Johnson Creek - Columbus Day Sale at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets. A weekend of savings on top of everyday low outlet prices. The sale runs Friday, Saturday and Monday 10am-9pm, and Sunday 10am-7pm. Johnson Creek Premium Outlets, 575 W. Linmar Lane. For more information call (920) 699-4112.
  • 10 - 19 Wisconsin Rapids - WR Community Theatre performance . Two actors find themselves down on their luck. When they hear that an old lady is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long-lost nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives. Trouble is, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces! 220 3rd Ave. S.. For more information call (715) 421-0435.
  • 11 Brookfield - A Fair For All Seasons. Trinity United Church of Christ is hosting a craft fair on Saturday, October 11. Crafts, door prizes, bake sale and food. Admission $3.00 or 3 non-perishable food items to be donated to Sussex Outreach Services. Booth space still available for crafters. 4435 N. Calhoun Road. Event starts at 11:00AM and ends at 3:00PM. For more information call (262) 246-3258.
  • 11 - 18 Green Bay - The Great Pumpkin Train. Ride a real train to the pumpkin patch and select your pumpkin! Enjoy family entertainment and children's activities. Fun for the whole family. National Railroad Museum, 2285 S. Broadway. Event starts at 9:00AM and ends at 5:30PM. For more information call (920) 437-7623.
  • 11 Milwaukee - Brewery Tour. Meet at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant at noon on October 11 for a quick bite before embarking on a classic Milwaukee brewery crawl. The party bus will depart from MOTOR Bar & Restaurant at the Harley-Davidson Museum and take tour-goers across the city to visit a selection of iconic, local breweries. MOTOR Bar & Restaurant at the H-D Museum. Event starts at 12:00PM. For more information call (414) 287-2789.
  • 11 - 12 Oak Creek - Pioneer Farm Days. Old Time Farm Show featuring antique tractors, engines, machinery, steam tractors, sawmill and more! There will also be a farm toy show, flea market and daily events. American Legion Park, Shepard Avenue. For more information call (414) 768-8580.
  • 11 - 12 Onalaska - 16th Annual Fall Gift and Craft Show. Mark your calendars for this year's 16th Annual Fall Gift and Craft Show! Come and see over 100 area vendors who will be displaying handmade crafts, jewelry, art, furniture, soaps, candles, spices and much more! Omni Center, 255 Riders Club Rd. For more information call (608) 781-9560.
  • 11 Spooner - Jack O' Lantern Festival. Enjoy a fun family festival with tons of kids' games, pumpkin roll down Siegner Hill, pumpkin painting, pumpkin weigh-in contest, inflatable bounce houses and much more! Downtown Spooner. For more information call (715) 635-2168.
  • 11 Three Lakes - Three Eagle Half-Marathon and 5K. The race will be a point-to-point course on the beautiful Three Eagle Trail between Eagle River and Three Lakes. This trail is flat and consists of crushed limestone in pristine condition.To register check out the Three Eagle Trail website. Don Burnside Park. For more information call (715) 781-9673.
  • 11 Wisconsin Dells - Wisconsin Dells Chili Cookoff. Chili Cookoff will take place in downtown Wisconsin Dells. Featuring a Texas Hold'em Tournament, Live Entertainment, Pony Rides, Stage Coach Rides, Bull Ride, Vendors and of course CHILI! Chili tasting open to public. Awards presentation to follow. Chilis will be awarded by: People's Choice, Judge's Choice and Hottest Chili. Downtown Wisconsin Dells. Event starts at 11:00AM and ends at 5:00PM. For more information call (608) 254-2993.
  • 11 Wyeville - Wrightstown High School Craft Sale. Get crafty this summer with the Wrightstown Craft Sale! The sale will feature 100 craft booths, a raffle, bake sale, and lunch & refreshments! Wrightstown High School, 600 High Street. For more information call (920) 337-0598.
  • 11 Wyeville - Wrightstown Craft Sale. Over 100 vendors/crafters,raffle, booyah,food available,bake sale. Wrightstown High School 600 High Street. For more information call (920) 336-0598.
  • 17 Milwaukee - Good Colors, Bad Decisions with Eric Von Munz. The Harley-Davidson Museum will feature Jack White & Friends, a screen printed rock art show by Eric Von Munz, and a live WMSE 91.7 broadcast with Von Munz in Cafe Racer on October 17. Harley-Davidson Museum, 400 W. Canal St.. For more information call (414) 287-2789.
  • 17 West Bend - Fall Fest . Annual Halloween celebration including business trick-or-treating, childrens' games and activities, and a spooky river walk. 215 N Main St. Event starts at 5:00PM and ends at 8:00PM. For more information call (262) 338-3909.
  • 17 - 19 Wisconsin Dells - Fall Festival Weekend. Featuring plenty of entertainment, including a Friday Craft Beer Walk, Sunday 5K Fun Run/Walk. Expect a weekend of arts & crafts, hayrides, live music, fun fall events, great food and so much more! Decorate a pumpkin, stuff a scarecrow or visit the farmer's market. Celebrate autumn and all of its glorious colors! Festival includes Dells On Tap, featuring more than 20 Breweries from around Wisconsin. Downtown Wisconsin Dells. For more information call 1-800-22-DELLS.
  • 18 Green Bay - The Great Pumpkin Train. Ride a real train to the pumpkin patch and select your own pumpkin. Enjoy family entertainment and children's activities. Fun for the whole family. National Railroad Museum, 2285 S. Broadway. For more information call (920) 437-7623.
  • 18 Oshkosh - Carl Traeger Craft Fair. Great variety of unique handmade items from over 50 vendors. Concessions available. Come check it out! Hours are 9am-3pm 3000 West 20th Ave. For more information call (920) 267-7744.
  • 18 Phillips - Pinch Pots and Alternative Clay Firings 1. In this first of two ceramic workshops, potter John Langer returns to the park to share more advanced techniques in creating ultra-smooth surfaces and textures on hand worked clay pieces. Registration & fee required for this 2-workshop series. Wisconsin Concrete Park; N8236 South Hwy. 13. For more information call (715) 339-7282.
  • 18 Wisconsin Dells - Dells On Tap. Honoring Wisconsin's proud brewing heritage. Enjoy a full spectrum of beer and speak to the brewmasters themselves. Explore the displays and learn about the art of pairing food with beer. Runs in conjunction with the Wisconsin Dells Fall Festival activities and events. Downtown Wisconsin Dells. For more information call 1-800-22-DELLS.
  • 19 Madison - Run for Literacy. Enjoy a scenic route down State St. and through UW-Madison campus. Choose from a 10k/5k run, or 5k walk - all for a good cause! Money raised will support Literacy Network' programs and help keep classes and tutors free for low-literate adults in Dane County. 315 W. Gorham St.. For more information call (608) 244-3911.
  • 19 West Bend - Downtown Dash . 2nd annual 5k run/walk through historic Downtown West Bend. Shirts to participants with a special treat at the finish line for participants 21 and over. This year to include kids run. Medals awarded to 1st and 2nd place in standard age groups. 215 N Main St. Event starts at 8:30AM and ends at 11:00AM. For more information call (262) 338-3909.
  • 19 Wisconsin Dells - Country Legends in Concert. See Country Legends including Jeannie Seely, Moe Brandy, Janie Fricke, T.G. Sheppard and Jim Ed Brown at the Crystal Grand Music Theatre in Wisconsin Dells! Crystal Grand Music Theatre, 430 West Munroe Avenue,. Event starts at 3:00PM. For more information call (800) 696-7999.
  • 22 Milwaukee - Central Waters Brewing Co. Beer Dinner. Experience true Wisconsin brews at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant on October 22 when Central Waters Brewing Co. teams up with MOTOR's Executive Chef Kirk Wright for an expertly paired beer dinner. MOTOR Bar & Restaurant at the H-D Museum. For more information call (414) 287-2778.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • 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 4 Coloma - Coloma Craft & Flea Market. Shop for crafts, antiques, collectibles, flea market items, seasonal organic produce, baked goods and more. Sale dates: May 24, June 7, June 29 (Sunday of Chicken Chew festivities), July 5, Aug 2, Aug 30 and Oct 4(Coloma Fall Festival downtown). Food and beverage available. Market sponsored by Coloma Area Historical Society. Coloma Community Park, 232 S. Front St. For more information call (715) 228-2109.
  • 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.
  • Aug 19 through Oct 3 Plymouth - Women Who Run With Scissors Art Quilt Exhibit . This new exhibit features the works of artistic quilters. The colorful works of this group of quilters are representative of the diversity available in their chosen art form, both in message and medium. Plymouth Arts Center, 520 E. Mill. For more information call (920) 892-8409.
  • 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 19 through Oct 17 Kenosha - Friday's Full Of Fun At Kenosha Public Museum. Are the kids going stir crazy for the weekend to begin? Let them play, explore & create during Friday's Full Of Fun! Visit us on Friday's between 2-4pm in September and October for hands-on experiments and activities exploring art and natural science. 5500 First Ave.. Event starts at 2:00PM and ends at 4:00PM. For more information call (262) 653-4140.
  • 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.

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