Fort Atkinson Area Events

May 2012

May 02 - October, 2012 ― Lake Mills Farmers' Market Wednesday Farmers' Market in downtown Lake Mills (Commons Park) from 2pm until dusk Lake Mills - Commons Park (920) 648-6721 http://www.lakemillsmainstreet.org/farmers_market.html

May 04 - 06, 2012 ― Village wide Rummage Sale Rummage sales in and around the Village of Palmyra Palmyra - Palmyra Village (262) 495-2118

May 04 - 05, 2012 ― Lake Mills City Wide Rummage Sales Flyer with participating rummage sales addresses can be picked up Friday morning at Sentry's Office. Lake Mills - City Wide (920) 648-3585 http://www.lakemills.org Event Category(s): Community

May 05, 2012 ― AAA Member Appreciation Day at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets AAA members are invited to "Show their Card and Save" at the Information Center. Members will receive a one-day saving flyer, light refreshments and a chance to win great prizes from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Johnson Creek - Johnson Creek Premium Outlets, 575 W. Linmar Lane (920) 699-4112 http://www.premiumoutlets.com/johnsoncreek

May 05 - October 27, 2012 ― Fort Farmers Market - 10th Anniversary CELEBRATE OUR 10th ANNIVERSARY. Fort Farmers Market celebrates locally produced foods and artisan crafts each Saturday from 8am to 12pm in downtown Fort Atkinson 1 block off of Main St. The market boasts almost 45 local producers who sell: locally farmed and organic vegetables and fruits; organic cheese and eggs; grass fed beef & chicken; homemade baguettes,scones and jam-filled donuts; fresh milled wheat breads; honey, syrup and jam; fresh cut flowers and herbs; fine jewelry and more. Each Saturday also offers music by regionally acclaimed musicians, like Peter Mulvey and Josh Hardy, as well as FREE art activities at the NASCO Kids Creativity Tent. The market also has special monthly Arts Saturday with 15 additional arts producers. In addition, there are special activities like Dairy Day in June and monthly educational programs like healthy cooking with Fort Health Care chef Colleen Miller. Visit our website for more information on special 10th anniversary programs or find us on Facebook for weekly updates and specials. Fort Atkinson - Downtown Fort - Milwaukee Avenue Municipal Parking Lot near Rock River. 1blk off of Main Street across from the Post Office and Dwight Foster Library (920) 563-3210 http://www.fortfarmersmarket.com

May 05 - 19, 2012 ― Fort Farmers Market - Green Thumb Spring Preview Enjoy the spring market preview at the 4th Annual Green Thumb Days every Saturday in May from 8am to 12pm at the Fort Farmers Market in downtown Fort Atkinson. Find all the plants you need for spring gardening including natives and heirloom vegetables. Enjoy FREE workshops and demonstrations on garden friendly practices like: how to make a rain barrel; eradicating invasive species; composting and building a rain garden. Additional Farmers Market events as well as live music will also be happening. For more info about our Spring Preview and 10th Anniversary programs visit www.fortfarmersmarket.com Fort Atkinson - Downtown Fort - Milwaukee Avenue Municipal Parking Lot near Rock River. 1blk off of Main Street across from the Post Office and Dwight Foster Library (920) 563-3210 http://www.fortfarmersmarket.com

May 05, 2012 ― Jefferson's City Wide Rummage Sale 7am-4pm Maps will be available after noon on Wednesday in front of the Chamber office 122 W. Garland Street. Jefferson - All over town (920) 674-4511 http://www.jeffersonchamberwi.com

May 10 - July 01, 2012 ― LEGALLY BLONDE The Musical Elle Wood - sorority sister; beauty queen; fashionista; ATTORNEY AT LAW? Scores of folks have been enchanted by the merry misadventures of Harvard's most unlikely (and most glamorous) law student. LEGALLY BLONDE was one of the most popular movies of the last decade and The Fireside is the first professional theatre in the area to produce the hit Broadway musical. LEGALLY BLONDE tells the tale of a determined young woman who rises above everyone else's expectations and pre-judgments to her ultimate triumph over the naysayers in a show filled with bright music and dancing and laughs galore. It is a delightful and engaging musical for audiences of every age. Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun matinees arrive 10:30 a.m., Thurs eve arrive 5:15 p.m. Sat eve arrive 4:45 p.m., Sun midday arrive 2:30 p.m. Fort Atkinson - The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Avenue (800) 477-9505 http://www.firesidetheatre.com

May 11 - 19, 2012 ― "The MOMologues" a comedy Enjoy wine, cheese, crackers and chocolate while you watch this so, so true comedy about motherhood! Perfect girls night out - or bring your Mom! Show starts 7:30 on the 11, 12, 18 & 19. The Mother's Day show will start at 2:00. Tickets are $15 each and available at the winery. Watertown - Lewis Station Winery (920) 648-5481 http://www.lewisstationwinery.com Event Category(s): Performing Arts

May 11, 2012 ― Jefferson Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing Held at Jefferson Golf Club. Check our website for more details Jefferson (920) 674-4511 http://www.jeffersonchamberwi.com

May 12, 2012 ― Gemuetlichkeit May Ball Dance Held at Fairview Sports Bar-7-11pm Music by Mike Schneider. King & Queen to reign over the 2012 42nd annual festival will be announced.Check the website for more details. Jefferson - 711 W. Racine Street (920) 674-4511 http://www.gdays.org

May 19, 2012 ― Jefferson County Dairy Breakfast Held at the Jefferson County Fair Park Activity Center 6am-11am. Tickets available in advance at the Chamber office 122 W.Garland St-Jefferson Jefferson - 503 N. Jackson (920) 674-4511 http://www.jeffersonchamberwi.com

May 19, 2012 ― Trot for the Pot Trot for the Pot is a one-time only competitive 5k run and fun walk event put on by the Fort Atkinson Project Lead Group by way of the Fort Atkinson Chamber of Commerce. The race will start at 9:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 19th. This event is to raise money for the construction of a bathroom facility at Barrie Park in the heart of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. In addition to providing wonderful green-space and play areas for kids of all ages, the Park also has a beautiful band shell that plays host to concerts and performances. The Park is also located near the bike path. Barrie Park is a wonderful gem in our City that needs but one thing......Hence......Trot for the Pot! The race route will include a tour down part of the bike path. Lots of great prizes and giveaways for all ages, from the most competitive of racers, to those wanting a fun leisurely stroll and for those somewhere in between. No worries, as a temporary facility will be available. It'll be a bowl of fun! Fort Atkinson - Barrie Park http://www.runfort.org

May 25 - 28, 2012 ― Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets will be held May 25-28, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Kick off the summer season with the hottest trends and colors plus enjoy savings on the sidewalks and in the stores! Extraordinary savings of 25%-65% off regular retail on your favorite brands at Banana Republic Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, Wilsons Leather Outlet and more. Johnson Creek - Johnson Creek Premium Outlets, 575 W. Linmar Lane (920) 699-4112 http://www.premiumoutlets.com/johnson creek

May 26 - 27, 2012 ― Fort Koshkonong Rendezvous: The Long Rifle Looking for an affordable Memorial Day Attraction? Visit the Fort Koshkonong Rendezvous in Rock River Park on Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 4 pm. The Annual Fort Koshkonong Rendezvous allows visitors to step back in time and see how life was in the 1840s. Witness living history and eat period food. The Fort Koshkonong Rendezvous is only $4 per adult and $2 per child 12 and under. Love Where You Live. Fort Atkinson - Rock River Park (920) 563-3210 http://www.fortchamber.com Event Category(s): Festival/Fair, Chamber Event

May 26, 2012 ― Fort Farmers Market - 10th Anniversary Celebration CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF LOCAL FOODS. Come join us for this kick off event of the Fort Farmers Market 10th anniversary. Enjoy live music, special programs, raffle prizes, kids art project, a community mural, chef demonstrations, and more. Our market celebrates locally produced foods and artisan crafts each Saturday from 8am to 12pm in downtown Fort Atkinson 1 block off of Main St. The market boasts almost 45 local producers who sell: locally farmed and organic vegetables and fruits; organic cheese and eggs; grass fed beef & chicken; homemade baguettes,scones and jam-filled donuts; fresh milled wheat breads; honey, syrup and jam; fine jewelry and more. Each Saturday also offers music by regionally acclaimed musicians, like Peter Mulvey and Josh Hardy, as well as FREE art activities at the Kids Creativity Tent. In addition, the market has a special monthly Arts Saturday with 15 additional arts producers and other special activities like Dairy Day in June. Visit our website for more information or find us on Facebook for weekly updates and specials. Fort Atkinson - Downtown Fort - Milwaukee Avenue Municipal Parking Lot near Rock River. 1blk off of Main Street across from the Post Office and Dwight Foster Library (920) 563-3210 http://www.fortfarmersmarket.com

May 27 - September 01, 2012 ― The Waterloo Area Historical Museum Opening The Waterloo Area Historical Museum will open Sunday, May 27, Memorial Day. Come and visit the Museum on 130 E. Polk St., the old St. Joseph's Catholic Church, now the Waterloo Area Historical Museum. We will be open every Sunday afternoon, 1 - 4 P.M. until early September. View our beautiful mural of early Waterloo, created by Fred Wurzbach in 1977-1978. Artifacts from the area plus original art by Zula Kenyon and Adelaide Hiebel are also on display. We also have an extensive collection of family history information, cemetery lists, plat maps, etc. Honor your heritage by finding "your place in history" and then visit the area where it all began. Waterloo - 130 E. Polk St. (920) 478-8015

May 28, 2012 ― American Legion Memorial Day Parade 10 a.m. Main St. Service to follow at Hillside Cemetery Palmyra - Main St. (262) 495-8316 - May 29, 2012 ― Watertown Art Walk Elementary, Middle School and High School artists and photographers as well as local artists display their work in Main Street businesses Watertown - 34 stores in downtown
(920) 261-6320
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June 2012

June 03, 2012 ― Lake Mills Triathlon 1/4 mile swim, 15m bike ride, 5K run, starts at 7am at Sandy Beach. www.witriseries.com or 608-441-2464

June 06, 2012 ― Jefferson's Concert in Rotary Park Music provided by EP&F along with food and beverages from 5-8:30pm Jefferson - Jefferson's Rotary Park Pavillion (920) 674-4511 http://www.jeffersonchamberwi.com

June 06, 2012 ― Lake Mills City Band Concert Enjoy an evening of wonderful local talent in Common's Park at 7pm, in the event of rain the concert will be held in the Community Center. Lake Mills - Common's Park (920) 648-3585 http://www.lakemills.org

June 06 - October 03, 2012 ― Farmers Market Join us every Wednesday from 3 to 6:30 p.m. for a locally grown fresh product market. There will be food and entertainment available. Vendors are encouraged to contact the Park and Recreation office at 920-674-7720. Jefferson - Rotary Waterfront Park (920) 674-7720 http://www.jeffersonwis.com

June 08 - 09, 2012 ― Chicago Ragnar Relay This is the Madison-Chicago Relay for more information contact 801-641-0232 Jefferson (801) 641-0232 http://www.Jeffersonchamberwi.com

June 09, 2012 ― Trek 100 Bike Ride The 23rd Annual Trek 100, title sponsored by Trek Bicycles, begins and ends at Trek's HQ in Waterloo. Ride 100, 62, 36 or 19 miles. Rest stops, packed with high energy snacks and refreshments, are located every 7-12 miles. $45 entry fee + $1 per mile fundraising benefits the MACC Fund which raises money for childhood cancer research adn related blood disorders. Waterloo - Trek Bicycles Headquarters 801 W. Madison St. (414) 955-5830 http://www.trek100.org

June 13 - August 19, 2012 ― Whitewater Paddle Boats The Whitewater Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce that the concession operation and boat rental at Cravath Lakefront Park will be opening Thursday, June 13th - August 19th The Cravath Lakefront will be a destination this summer you will not want to miss. Paddleboats, kayaks, and fishing poles will all be available to rent along with a concession stand that will offer something for all. Rentals fees for kayaks and/or paddleboats are $3.00 for 30 minutes or $5.00 for 60 minutes. HOURS: Wednesdays 3-7pm Thursdays 3-9 pm Saturdays & Sundays 2-6 pm Whitewater - Cravath Lakefront Park 341 S Fremont Street (262) 473-0121 http://www.whitewater-wi.gov

June 13, 2012 ― Death by Chocolate Contest Our annual Death by Chocolate contest at the Wednesday Farmers' Market is always a favorite. Bring your best chocolate recipe and you could win bragging rights and a ribbon! Or just bring your wallet and bid on the mouth-watering chocolate goodies that you will just have to have. Lake Mills - Commons Park - downtown Lake Mills (920) 648-6721 http://www.lakemillsmainstreet.org/farmers_market.html

June 13, 2012 ― Jefferson's Concert in Rotary Park Held at the Rotary Park Pavillion Music provided by The Van Eske's 6:30-8:30pm, food & beverages available 5-8:30pm Jefferson - Jefferson's Rotary Park on Gardner Avenue (920) 674-4511 http://www.jeffersonchamberwi.com

June 14, 2012 ― Whitewater Family Fun Night- Dr. Noize The Parks and Recreation Department would like to welcome Dr. Noize to Cravath Lakefront Stage for the first Family Fun Night of the season! On Thursday, June 14th at 7pm, Doctor Noize will create an interactive show, music, and books that inspire noizy kids and adventurous adults to live lives of character, kindness, good humor, explore music and creativity together. All shows are free of charge and suitable for all ages. During inclement weather, family fun night will be moved into the Cravath Lakefront Building. For more information on this event, please feel free to contact Michelle Dujardin at (262) 473-0121or via email at mdujardin@whitewater-wi.gov. Whitewater - 314 S Fremont Strett (262) 473-0121 http://www.whitewater-wi.gov

June 14 - 17, 2012 ― Fort Atkinson Generals Baseball Fest A Home Talent League tournament spanning 4 days and hosted by the Fort Atkinson Generals Baseball team at Jones Park. Fort Atkinson - Jones Park (920) 563-4479 http://www.fortgenerals.com

June 16, 2012 ― Fort Atkinson Half Marathon Nestled between Chicago, Madison and Milwaukee lies a city with historic sites and Broadway lights. Known for its small town comfort, natural beauty, eclectic shopping and fine dining, Fort Atkinson hosts a certified half marathon that navigates its historic city. The half marathon runs past a riverwalk, live farmer's market and a vintage downtown like no other. All speeds are welcome to participate in this beautiful course and enjoy Fort Atkinson this summer. Fort Atkinson - Starts at Jones Park (920) 563-3210 http://www.forthalf.com

June 17, 2012 ― Watertown Outdoor Art Festival Outdoor Arts Festival Sponsored by the Watertown Arts Council Watertown - Riverside Park (920) 261-6320

June 17, 2012 ― Fathers Day Fly-In Breakfast & Craft Fair 7 a.m. until food runs out for breakfast (about 1 p.m.) Watch the planes fly. Plane and helicopter rides available. Performance by the Palmyra Eagle Community band at 10 am Palmyra - Palmyra Airport Hwy 106 (262) 495-4605

June 17, 2012 ― Father's Day Fly-In Breakfast & Craft Fair 7 am until food runs out. Watch the planes fly or take a plane or helicopter ride. Community Band concert @ 10 am Palmyra - Palmyra Airport Hwy 106 (262) 495-4342

June 18, 2012 ― Fort Atkinson Community Band Concert Fort Atkinson Community Band Concert & Ice cream Social. Ice cream social begins at 6:30 pm, band concert at 7:30 pm. Seating is provided or bring your own lawn chair. Fort Atkinson - Barrie Park - Fort Atkinson, WI (920) 563-8224 http://www.FortAtkinsonCommunityBand.org

June 19 - 20, 2012 ― Soul'd Out Quartet in Christian Concert Based in Georgetown, Ohio, Soul'd Out Ministries began as a trio and reformed as a quartet in 2004. They tour full time performing in churches, theatres, festivals, Dollywood, Silver Dollar City and on the main stage at the National Quartet Convention. This group is young, exciting and energetic. Their performances includes hymns to progressive gospel with a good balance of entertainment and ministry that appeals to all ages. Appearing with Soul'd Out Quartet will be well-known Christian Comedian Aaron Wilburn. Also an award-winning songwriter and a member of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, his travels with the Gaither Homecoming Tour have made him one of the most beloved humorists in both the Christian and secular entertainment world. Tuesday and Wednesday matinee arrival 10:30 a.m., Tuesday evening arrival 5:00 p.m. Fort Atkinson - The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Avenue (800) 477-9505 http://www.firesidetheatre.com

June 20, 2012 ― Lake Mills City Band Concert Enjoy local musical talent in Commons Park at 7pm. Lake Mills (920) 648-3585 http://www.lakemills.org

June 21, 2012 ― Whitewater Concert In The Park- The Dang Its The Whitewater Parks and Recreation Department would like to welcome "The Dang~Its" to Cravath Lakefront Park on Thursday, June 21st at 7pm. There's country, and then there's country. For The Dang-Its, country music means those roots and branches of a vital American genre that rarely make an appearance in the mainstream of popular culture. Honky Tonk, Western Swing, Americana, Folk, Bluegrass, Alt-Country, Singer-Songwriter, Cajun, Country Blues. Since 1998 The Dang-Its have incorporated these diverse influences, developing their own sound and style through hundreds of performances and two critically acclaimed recordings. This show is suitable for all ages and free of charge.
Whitewater - Cravath Lakefront Park 341 S Fremont Street (262) 473-0121 http://www.whitewater-wi.gov

June 21 - 24, 2012 ― Town & Country Days Downtown Commons Park, Amusements, entertainment, live music daily Legion Hamburger Stand "Sliders" and Legion Ladies Auxiliary Pie Stand EVERY DAY! Lake Mills - Downtown Lake Mills (920) 648-3585 http://www.lakemills.org

June 22 - 23, 2012 ― Watertown Street Dance Looking for live music, food, drinks, classic cars and an all around good time? Plan to head to downtown Watertown for the 2012 Street Dance! More exciting details will be published as the date approaches. Watertown - N. 1st Street Parking Lot (920) 261-6320

June 23, 2012 ― Garden Walk 9 am - 3 pm tour local gardens. Contact Powers Memorial Library for more info. Palmyra - Palmyra Area (262) 495-4605

June 23, 2012 ― Lake Mills "Town & County Days" Parade Parade start 10:30am, the Parade line up is on Main Street by the Lake Mills High School and proceeds down Main Street to Proscept Street, where it disbands. Lake Mills - Main Street (920) 648-3585 http://www.lakemills.org

June 23, 2012 ― Rotary Fun Family Float Put your canoe, kayak or other floatable conveyance in the Rock River at Highway B, Johnson Creek and end in beautiful Rotary Park in Jefferson to enjoy food, beverages, music and fun. Prizes awarded.
Jefferson - Rotary Park (920) 674-9000

June 23, 2012 ― Garden Walk 9 am to 3 pm. Tour local gardens. Tickets can be purchased at Powers Memorial Library Rain date is June 24 Palmyra - Palmyra Area (262) 495-8316

June 29 - July 04, 2012 ― July 4th Summer Sale at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets The July 4th Summer Sale will be held at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets June 29-July 4, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Shop your favorite stores and enjoy finding savings on the sidewalks and in the stores during this holiday sidewalk sale. Stores will be open until 9 p.m. on July 4th for your shopping convenience. Johnson Creek - Johnson Creek Premium Outlets, 575 W. Linmar Lane (920) 699-4112 http://www.premiumoutlets.com/johnsoncreek

June 29 - 30, 2012 ― Lake Mills Relay for Life Luminary service Friday evening, live music, camp out in Commons Park. Lake Mills - Common's Park (920) 648-3585 http://www.lakemills.org
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July 2012

July 02, 2012 ― Fort Atkinson Community Band Concert Fort Atkinson Community Band Concert & Ice cream Social. Ice cream social begins at 6:30 pm, band concert at 7:30 pm. Seating is provided or bring your own lawn chair. Fort Atkinson - Barrie Park - Fort Atkinson (920) 563-8224 http://www.FortAtkinsonCommunityBand.org

July 04, 2012 ― Lake Mills City Band Concert Band Concert will take place in the Industrial Park as part of the 4th of July Fireworks Celebration. Lake Mills - Industrial Park (920) 648-3585 http://www.lakemills.org

July 04, 2012 ― Lake Mills Independence Day Fireworks Display Fireworks will start at dusk in the Industrial park, there will be a concession stand available plus other entertainment before the fireworks. Lake Mills - Industrial Park (920) 648-3585 http://www.lakemills.org

July 11 - 15, 2012 ― Jefferson County Fair Go to their website to see all daily schedules Jefferson - 503 N. Jackson (920) 674-7148 http://www.jeffersoncountyfairpark.com

July 11, 2012 ― Pie Contest Part of the Farmers' Market, this annual and very popular event is a pie lover's delight! Bake your pies and bring them in to be judged - prizes, ribbons and lots of bragging rights are yours if you win! And be sure to bring your wallet, because the bidding is fast and furious to own those pies and take them home! Lake Mills - Commons Park - downtown Lake Mills (920) 648-6721 http://www.lakemillsmainstreet.org/farmers_market.html

July 12, 2012 ― Whitewater Family Fun Night- Big Rig Gig The Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite all ages to this year's Big Rig Gig & Big Bounce at the Cravath Lakefront Park on Thursday, July 12th starting at 5:30pm. From 5:30pm- 7:00pm, the park will be filled with snowplows, loaders, dump trucks, and hard hat decorating stations. Bouncy houses will available 5:30pm -8:00pm for endless free jumping. In the event of severe weather, this event will be canceled. For more information on this event, please feel free to contact Michelle Dujardin at (262) 473-0121 or via email at mdujardin@whitewater-wi.gov. Whitewater - Cravath Lakefront Park 341 S Fremont Street (262) 473-0121 http://www.whitewater-wi.gov

July 12 - August 19, 2012 ― THE ROCK & THE RABBI The story of a fisherman and a teacher was never told like this. For those who have seen THE WITNESSES, DAVID, and THE CHILD here is a chance to see the show that started it all. Back by popular demand, The Fireside is proud to present THE ROCK AND THE RABBI. Original contemporary music sets the stage as Simon, a simple fisherman, draws audiences of all ages into his story. See how he becomes Peter, the "Rock" and begins his journey with Jesus, the "Rabbi" from the Sea of Galilee, to the agony of the cross, to the Miracle of the Ages. Combined with explosive percussion and masterful storytelling THE ROCK AND THE RABBI is a truly inspirational musical experience. Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun matinees arrive 10:30 a.m., Thurs eve arrive 5:15 p.m. Sat eve arrive 4:45 p.m., Sun midday arrive 2:30 p.m. Fort Atkinson - The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Avenue (800) 477-9505 http://www.firesidetheatre.com

July 14, 2012 ― CORK'S and CARS Show off your Classic Car, Gal or Guy. Vetro Wine specials that day, Food available for purchase Raffles prizes. Fundraiser for Special Olympics. Jefferson - 1414 Vino Lane (920) 674-9650 http://www.Laverne@vetrowine.com

July 16, 2012 ― Fort Atkinson Community Band Concert Fort Atkinson Community Band Concert & Ice cream Social. Ice cream social begins at 6:30 pm, band concert at 7:30 pm. Seating is provided or bring your own lawn chair. Fort Atkinson - Barrie Park - Fort Atkinson (920) 563-8224 http://www.FortAtkinsonCommunityBand.org

July 18, 2012 ― Concert In Rotary Park-Jefferson Music provided from 6:30-8:30pm by Andrea and the Mods. Food & beverages available 5-8:30pm. Jefferson - Rotary Park Pavillion (920) 674-4511 - http://www.jeffersonchamberwi.com

July 18, 2012 ― Lake Mills City Band Concert Enjoy local musical talent in Commons Park at 7pm. Lake Mills - Common's Park (920) 648-3585 - http://www.lakemills.org

July 19 - 21, 2012 ― Maxwell Street Days 9 am - 5 pm each day Find deals and specials in many downtown businesses. Watertown - Downtown (920) 261-6320

July 20 - 21, 2012 ― Tomorrow's Hope Annual Walk Fest Tomorrow's Hope funds a variety of preventive research and treatment related projects for people touched by cancer, diabetes, heart, kidney disease, and Nieman-Pick Disease Jefferson - Jefferson County Fair Park (920) 674-8967 - http://www.tomorrowshope.org

July 21, 2012 ― Lake Mills Arts Festival This annual arts festival just gets bigger and better every year. We hear from returning vendors that this is their favorite summer show. Held in beautiful Commons Park in downtown Lake Mills, enjoy a full day of juried artists, great food and music. Lake Mills - Commons Park - downtown Lake Mills (920) 648-6721 - http://www.lakemillsartsfestival.com

July 21, 2012 ― Lion's Club Chicken BBQ and Pie Sale 10 a.m. great food and fun. Softball tournaments, pie sale. Raffles Palmyra - 955 Eighth St. Village Park (262) 495-8137 - July 22, 2012 ― Old Settler's Day Picnic Arrive at noon, event starts at 1 p.m. Honors one of Palmyra's Old Settlers Palmyra - 955 Eighth St. Village Park (262) 495-2701

July 27 - 28, 2012 ― Carnival Days Fort Atkinson retail merchants take to the streets with the biggest bargains and hottest deals of the summer during this annual sidewalk sale. Bring the whole family for two days of fun and enjoy lunch at the Chamber Brat Stand or treats at the popcorn wagon. On Saturday, Live music and Zappo the Clown will entertain you while you shop at the Farmers Market or stroll the Arts Walk. There will also be a Petting Zoo, Bouncy House, and Art Activities for the kids! Fort Atkinson (920) 563-3210 - http://www.fortchamber.com

July 28, 2012 ― Big Boy Rummage Sale Lots of Big Boy rummage sale items, bake sale and quilt raffle, proceeds to support the Leukemia Foundation. Palmyra - N795 Tamarack Road "the Poulson Farm" (262) 495-2439

July 30, 2012 ― Fort Atkinson Community Band Concert Fort Atkinson Community Band Concert & Ice cream Social. Ice cream social begins at 6:30 pm, band concert at 7:30 pm. Seating is provided or bring your own lawn chair. Fort Atkinson - Barrie Park - Fort Atkinson (920) 563-8224 - http://www.FortAtkinsonCommunityBand.org
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August 2012

August 01, 2012 ― Concert in Rotary Park Music provided by "Pickin Up Speed" from 6:30-8:30pm. Food & beverages available 5-8:30pm Jefferson - Rotary Park Pavillion (920) 674-4511 - http://www.jeffersonchamberwi.com

August 01, 2012 ― Lake Mills City Band Concert Enjoy local musical talent in Commons Park at 7pm. Lake Mills (920) 648-3585 - http://www.lakemills.org

August 02 - 06, 2012 ― The Back-to-School & Fall Preview Sale at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets The Back-to-School & Fall Preview Sale at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets will be held August 2-6, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Go back to school in style, enjoy the preview of fall colors and find extraordinary savings as over 60 retailers are ready to welcome you. The Children's Place Outlet, Columbia Sportswear, Gap Outlet, Gymboree, PacSun, Under Armour and Zumiez. Johnson Creek - Johnson Creek Premium Outlets, 575 W. Linmar Lane (920) 699-4112 - http://www.premiumoutlets.com/johnsoncreek

August 05, 2012 ― Octagon House Ice Cream Social 2:00-4:00pm The Civil War Band can be heard as you enjoy a relaxing afternoon with ice cream and other goodies while touring the historic Octagon House and beautiful grounds where you can also see the first Kindergarten in the U.S. Watertown - 919 Charles Street (920) 261-2796 http://www.watertownhistory.org

August 08, 2012 ― Lake Mills City Band Concert Enjoy local musical talent in Commons Park at 7pm. Lake Mills (920) 648-3585 - http://www.lakemills.org

August 09 - 12, 2012 ― Watertown Riverfest Riverfest will feature several national acts and a host of top quality regional music. A Taste of Watertown, Carnival, Craft Fair, Classic Car Show and much more. For complete details please visit the Riverfest Website: http://www.watertownriverfest.info Watertown - Riverside Park (920) 261-6320

August 10 - 18, 2012 ― "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" a musical This popular musical comedy is about six quirky adolescents competing in a middle-school spelling bee, run by three equally-quirky grown-ups. Audience participation adds to the fun. Enjoy wine, cheese, crackers and chocolates while learning how to spell:) Shows start at 7:30 each night - 20, 11, 16, 17 & 18 of August. Lake Mills - Lewis Station Winery (920) 648-5481 - http://www.lewisstationwinery.com

August 12, 2012 ― Waterloo Fit City Triathlon Welcome to the Waterloo Fit City Triathlon, organized and sponsored by the Waterloo Swim Club. Waterloo is a small, rural community located in south central Wisconsin, about 30 minutes northeast of Madison. The Waterloo Fit City Triathlon is a sprint distance triathlon for kids and adults alike. Adult race consists of a 500 yd. swim, 14.3 mile bike and 3.1 mile run. All Ages Welcome! Participants can look forward to a great race course, goodie bags, t-shirts, food/drink, door prizes, chip timing, music, and more! Waterloo Fit City Triathlon Sunday, August 12, 2012 @ 8:00 a.m. local time Waterloo High School 865 North Monroe Street Waterloo, Wisconsin 53594
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: www.watfitcitytri.blogspot.com and/or www.facebook.com/WATERLOOFITCITYTRIATHLON Email inquiries to watfitcitytri@gmail.com Waterloo - Waterloo High School 865 North Monroe Street http://www.watfitcitytri.blogspot.com

August 13, 2012 ― Fort Atkinson Community Band Concert Fort Atkinson Community Band Concert & Ice cream Social. Ice cream social begins at 6:30 pm, band concert at 7:00 pm. Seating is provided or bring your own lawn chair. Fort Atkinson - Barrie Park - Fort Atkinson (920) 563-8224 - http://www.FortAtkinsonCommunityBand.org

August 15, 2012 ― Jefferson's Concert in Rotary Park Held in the Rotary Park Pavillion music provided by Marcy & the Highlights 6:30-8:30pm along with food & beverages 5-8:30pm Jefferson - Rotary Park on Gardner Avenue (920) 674-4511 http://www.jeffersonchamberwi.com

August 18, 2012 ― Palmyra Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual Car & Bike Show Classic car, truck, and bike show. Food, music, raffles, trophies, silent auction. Palmyra - Village Park 955 Eighth St. (262) 495-8316 - http://www.palmyrawi.com

August 19, 2012 ― Dog Dayz of Summer Come out and enjoy a day at the pool solely for our canine friends. Enter your dog into one of the contests or just enjoy their splash. Fun for the whole family. Noon - 3:00 p.m. $5.00 per dog (suggested donation)Proceeds benefit Jefferson County Dog Park Jefferson - Jefferson Family Aquatic Center, 518 N. Fifield Avenue (920) 674-7720 - http://www.jeffersoncountywi.gov

August 23 - October 21, 2012 ― HELLO DOLLY America's favorite matchmaker is at it again. Meddling, tampering, wheedling and maneuvering; bringing laughter and music with her wherever she goes. Call on Dolly and the first lady of musical comedy will come complete with a carpetbag full of good intentions, clever schemes, hilarious mishaps and some of Broadway's best-loved songs such as "Before the Parade Passes By," "Ribbons Down My Back," "It Only Takes A Moment" and of course the unforgettable "Hello Dolly." Winner of 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, HELLO DOLLY features gorgeous period costumes, high-stepping dances, and delightful twists and turns. Once you meet the irrepressible Dolly you'll hope along with all of us that "Dolly'll never go away again." Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun matinees arrive 10:30 a.m., Thurs eve arrive 5:15 p.m. Sat eve arrive 4:45 p.m., Sun midday arrive 2:30 p.m. Fort Atkinson - The Fireside Dinner Theatre (800) 477-9505 - http://www.firesidetheatre.com

August 25, 2012 ― Rhythm on the River Experience an evening of live music, great food, and fun on the river walk in beautiful downtown Fort Atkinson from 5 pm to 11 pm. The featured band will perform from 7 pm to 11 pm and The Balloon Guy will be on hand from 5 pm to 8 pm offering balloon animals and face painting. Fort Atkinson - Downtown Fort Atkinson along the river walk (920) 563-3210 - http://www.fortchamber.com Event Category(s): Festival/Fair, Chamber Event

August 26, 2012 ― American Legion Horse Pull, Pancake Breakfast 7 am breakfast is served. Craft fair/flea market and horse pull contests. Palmyra - 955 Eighth St. Village Park (262) 495-2638

August 26, 2012 ― American Legion Horse Pull, Craft Fair, Pancake Breakfast 7 am breakfast served. Crafts, and horse pull contests Palmyra - 955 Eighth St. Village Park (262) 495-8316

August 28, 2012 ― Bill Murk in Christian Concert Bill Murk is one of the premier Christian violinists today. His rare, sensitive display of violin mastery and his fresh approach breaks old stereotypes and inspires a new appreciation for this instrument while bridging the musical gap between the generations. As a featured soloist at churches, conferences, conventions, and crusades Bill has ministered in all fifty states and over forty countries! Whether ministering for 50,000 men at Promise Keepers, fiddlin' at the Grand Ole Opry, leading worship with Don Moen, or accompanying and recording with such artists as Fernando Ortega, Amy Grant, Steve Green, Point of Grace, Larry Dalton, Buddy Greene, 4Him, or The Gaither Vocal Band, Bill's desire is to draw people into the presence of the Lord. Bill's life and ministry nearly ended in December of 1999 when he and his daughter were hit head-on by a speeding semi-truck. Their journey toward recovery is one filled with both miracles and hardships. Tuesday matinee arrival 10:30 a.m., Tuesday evening arrival 5:00 p.m. Fort Atkinson - The Fireside Dinner Theatre (800) 477-9505 - http://www.firesidetheatre.com

August 29, 2012 ― Jefferson's Concert in Rotary Park Held in the Rotary Park Pavillion music by Jesse Aron "the Voice of Elvis" 6:30-8:30pm along with food and beverages 5-8:30pm Jefferson - Rotary Park Pavillion on Gardner Avenue (920) 674-4511 - http://www.jeffersonchamberwi.com

August 31 - September 03, 2012 ― Labor Day Sidewalk Sale at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets The Labor Day Sidewalk Sale at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets will be held August 31-September 3. Johnson Creek Premium Outlets invites you to enjoy the last sidewalk sale of the season where you will find extraordinary savings of 25% to 65% on your favorite brands like Banana Republic Factory Store, Calvin Klein, Coach, Direct Tools Factory Outlets, Eddie Bauer, Gap Outlet, and more! Johnson Creek - Johnson Creek Premium Outlets (920) 699-4112 - http://www.premiumoutlets.com/johnsoncreek
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September 2012

September 02, 2012 ― Super Cars and Coffee Enjoy a tremendous variety of collectible cars in Commons Park, downtown Lake Mills. Make this an annual destination! Lake Mills - Commons Park - downtown Lake Mills (920) 945-0450 - http://2shores.com

September 07 - 09, 2012 ― Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival Held at the fair park - stock dog shows, shearing demos, sheep shows. The Country Store, quilt show, educational sessions for producers and more, something for the whole family. Jefferson - 503 N. Jackson (608) 868-2505 - http://www.wisconsinsheepandwoolfestival.com

September 08, 2012 ― Rock River Wine Fest & Craft Fair ROCK RIVER WINE FEST & CRAFT FAIR SEPTEMBER 8, 2012 10 TO 5 pm RIVERSIDE PARK IN WATERTOWN, WIS. * FEATURING AN EXTENSIVE SELECTION FROM WISCONSIN WINERIES FOR TASTING * OVER 100 CRAFTERS AND ARTISTS * GREAT FOOD------GREAT ENTERTAINMENT-----CONTESTS WITH PRIZES---AND MORE............. * PAST ATTENDANCE HAS BEEN 4,000+! Watertown - Labaree Street (920) 261-9460 - http://www.calicocottagewinery.com

September 08, 2012 ― Rock River Sweep The Rock River Sweep is a one day river sweep event including all 285 miles of the Rock River in Wisconsin and Illinois by partnering all of the communities along its banks into a unified river clean-up. Kevin Wiesmann will be coordinating the event for the Fort Atkinson and Jefferson area. If interested in helping clean up the Rock River, please contact Kevin at kevinw@jeffersoncountywi.gov or 920-674-7540. For additional information on the organization, go to http://www.rockriversweep.org Fort Atkinson (920) 674-7540

September 08, 2012 ― Paint the Town This annual fundraiser, benefiting the Lake Mills Main Street Program and the Arts Alliance of Greater Lake Mills truly does paint the town! Stroll the streets and stop in the stores as they are open late and full of wonderful surprises for you. End your journey with live music, food, and silent and live auctions at the final party location. Lake Mills - Downtown Lake Mills (920) 648-6721 http://www.LegendaryLakeMills.com

September 14 - 16, 2012 ― Gemuetlichkeit Days Held at the Jefferson County Fair Park. Gemuetlichkeit means good times, good fun, good fellowship. Celebrating 42 years for 2012 is "Celebrating Jefferson's 175th Birthday. Join the fun and enter the contests going on throughout the weekend. Enjoy great music for your dancing & listening pleasure. German food, a Craft fair on Saturday and enjoy the beautiful German costumes. Huge parade on Sunday at noon. Jefferson - Jefferson County Fair Park (920) 674-4511 - http://www.gdays.org

September 17, 2012 ― Spaghetti Dinner/ Band Concert Palmyra United Methodist Church Dinner 5-6:30 pm Concert starts @ 7 pm Palmyra - 122 N. Fifth St. (262) 495-4406

September 22, 2012 ― AAA Member Appreciation Day at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets AAA members are invited to "Show their Card and Save" at the Information Center at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets. Members will receive a one-day saving flyer, light refreshments and a chance to win great prizes from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Johnson Creek - Johnson Creek Premium Outlets, 575 W. Linmar Lane (920) 699-4112 - http://www.premiumoutlets.com/johnsoncreek

September 22, 2012 ― City-Wide Rummage Sale *Rain or shine *Over 100 sale participants *Some sales open on Sunday also *Maps & listings will be available at the Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce located at 244 N. Main Street and on our website. *Maps and listings will also be available at Pick n Save and Sentry in Fort. *Sales include a wide variety of items including: Household items, Electronics, Toys, Antiques, Snowmobiles, Sporting Goods, Clothing... *All rummage sales will be plotted on the map with numbers (all participants will post their #'s outside their rummage sites or homes). *Fort Atkinson will be broken into 4 zones and listed as zone A-D Fort Atkinson - Fort Atkinson area (920) 563-3210 - http://www.fortchamber.com

September 22, 2012 ― Rockman Challenge The Rockman Challenge is a sprint triathlon with a twist. Paddle on the Rock River, bike in Jefferson County, then run through the woods is the triathlon. A military style obstacle course with drill sergeants at the end provides the twist. It is a one of a kind event held in Watertown, Wis. The event will be Saturday, September 22, 2012 beginning at 9:30am. Participants can go solo or with a partner. Groups of up to four members can compete as a team. Registration is limited to the first 500 entries. Registration begins on Thursday, February 2, 2012. Early registration is an affordable $55. Registration prices will increase after Sunday, April 1, 2012. Rockman Challenge benefits Bethesda Lutheran Communities. Bethesda offers services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, including a variety of residential settings, supported-living programs, employment assistance, camps and outreach services. For more information, visit www.RockManChallenge.org or e-mail RockManChallenge@gmail.com. Watertown - Bethesda Lutheran Communities (414) 704-9969 - http://www.rockmanchallenge.org

September 22, 2012 ― Friends of the Library Chili Cook off 11 am - 3 pm. Chili cook off contest. ContactReyn at 262-903-3782 for more details Palmyra - 115 W. Main St. (262) 495-4605

September 28 - 30, 2012 ― Madison Classics Fall Car Show & Swap Meet Held at the fair park Friday 10am-4pm, Sat. & Sun 6am-4pm. This is the place to come if you need a part for your car. Jefferson - Jefferson County Fair Park 503 N. Jackson (608) 244-8416 - http://www.jeffersonswapmeet.com

September 29, 2012 ― Panthers in the Park Kickball, Volleyball Tournament Food, music, silent auction. Fundraiser for Palmyra Eagle Scholarship & Education and Athletic Boosters Palmyra - 955 Eighth St. Village Park (262) 495-4617

September 29, 2012 ― World's Best Brat Competition Save the date - September 29, 2012 - and come out to the Watertown Wisconsin Airport for our 2nd annual World's Best Brat Competition! Watertown - Wisconsin Aviation/Watertown Airport (920) 261-6320 - http://www.worldsbestbrats.com
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October 2012

October 01 - 31, 2012 ― 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 receive a discount card filled with offers from participating merchants good through October. Cash or credit donations will be taken onsite. Johnson Creek - Johnson Creek Premium Outlets, 575 W. Linmar Lane (920) 699-4112 - http://www.premiumoutlets.com/johnsoncreek

October 02 - 03, 2012 ― Palmetto State Quartet in Christian Concert Palmetto State Quartet has been a mainstay in Southern Gospel Music since the 1940s. With nearly 70 years of history behind them, PSQ is regarded as one of the premier Christian recording artists in the industry. Over the years, many wonderfully talented men have represented PSQ, always delivering the finest vocal harmony and superb stage presence. That tradition continues today under the leadership of owner Larry Strickland. After years of managing the career of his wife, Naomi Judd, Larry decided to return to Gospel Music as Bass singer for PSQ. Together with Lead singer Paul Lancaster, Tenor Robert Fulton and Baritone David Darst Palmetto State Quartet sets a high standard for vocal quality. With sixteen years in the pulpit Darst also serves as the group's pastor and gives PSQ the ability to seamlessly transition from Christian entertainment to ministry. Their concerts are a true blessing to everyone who hears them. Tuesday and Wednesday matinee arrival 10:30 a.m., Tuesday evening arrival 5:00 p.m. Fort Atkinson - The Fireside Dinner Theatre (800) 477-9505 - http://www.firesidetheatre.com

October 05 - 08, 2012 ― Columbus Day Sale at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets The Columbus Day Sale at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets will be held October 5-8. A weekend of savings on top of everyday low outlet prices. Johnson Creek - Johnson Creek Premium Outlets, 575 W. Linmar Lane (920) 699-4112 - http://www.premiumoutlets.com/johnsoncreek

October 06, 2012 ― Jefferson's Autumn Fest Come be our guest, sales, vendors on the street, horse drawn wagon rides. Check our website for more details Jefferson - downtown Jefferson (920) 674-4511 - http://www.jeffersonchamberwi.com

October 06, 2012 ― Fall Festival 9 am - 5 pm Craft Fair and Fall Family Fun Watertown - Downtown (920) 261-6320 - October 06, 2012 ― Run from the Cops 5K run How often do you get a chance to run from the cops and benefit the community? That's what the Watertown Police department is daring runners to do during the 4th Annual Run from the Cops. The race begins at the Watertown Police Department at 9 am; Youth Race begins at 8:30 am Watertown - 106 Jones Street (920) 206-4231 - http://www.watertownpolice.com

October 07, 2012 ― Lake Mills Fall Festival of Color Arts, crafts fair, pumpkin coloring contest, live music 9am to 3pm Lake Mills - Common's Park (920) 648-3585 - http://www.lakemills.org

October 12 - 20, 2012 ― "Wait Until Dark" a drama Enjoy wine, cheese, crackers, chocolate and a good scare! Shows start at 7:30 - the 12, 13, 18, 18 & 20 of October. Tickets are $15. Lake Mills - Lewis Station Winery (920) 648-5481 - http://www.lewisstationwinery.com

October 13, 2012 ― 3rd Annual Jefferson Art Walk Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the beautiful city of Jefferson while visiting designated locations where you will discover a variety of fine art and unique handmade crafts. Jefferson - downtown Jefferson (920) 541-3322 - http://www.rockrivergallery.com

October 13 - 14, 2012 ― Kettle Morain Studio Tour Tour local artisans works in the area. Free admission 10 am - 5 pm Palmyra - Palmyra and surrounding area (262) 495-8003
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