Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Things to Do around Monroe, WI

What is going on in Green County in the upcoming week or so? Here is a sampling of events to consider attending:

~ Classic? Vodka? Dirty? Chocotini? Appletini? Here is another plug for the Young Professionals of Green County and their first gathering for the New Year. They are sponsoring a Martini Tasting on January 22 starting at 5 pm. Come meet at Flanagan's Shenanigans on the south side of Monroe's Downtown Square. Luis and I will be there, so be sure to say hi if you come.

~ Unleash your inner thespian! Monroe Theatre Guild is holding auditions for their next production this week. They are looking for 5 men and 5 women to star in Godspell in early April. Auditions will be held at the MTG Stage Building on Thursday, January 22 from 6 until 8 pm and on Saturday January 24 from 10 am until noon. The MTG Stage Building is on 16th Ave across from the Monroe Public Library. Prepare a piece of music to perform acapella or with the MTG’s pianist. Ages 16 and up only, please.

~ Puempel’s Old Tavern in New Glarus is having live music by The Raindogs this Saturday evening starting at 7 pm.

~ You can also hear live music at Toffler’s, also in New Glarus. The Kristy Larson Honky Tonk Trio takes the stage at 9 pm.

~ Come to Toffler’s earlier in the day for the Badger Blast. Cheer on the Badger Men’s Basketball team starting at 2 pm on Saturday, January 24. There will be brats and chips for $3 and all UW-Madison Alumni will get their first beer on Bucky.

~ Bring the family to the Monticello Fisheree/Chickeree on Sunday! The annual Ice Fishing and Grilled Chicken fund raising event takes place at Lake Montesian. Place your dinner order early as only 500 chickens will be grilled and sold. Prizes will be offered for the largest fish and the most fish caught during the Fisheree. Contact Wade Wittenwyle for more information (608-938-4536).

~ Goosechaser Farm near Blanchardville is preparing for their monthly culinary workshop, so make your reservation now. The January theme is Comfort Foods – from Mac and Cheese to Cream of Onion Soup. Their culinary workshops are approximately 2-3 hours long, and classes are limited to 8 people. Refreshments are provided, and students will enjoy the food they prepared at the end of the class.

~ Make plans now for the Regional Arts Program Workshop at the Monroe Arts Center on February 28. The workshop runs from 10 am until 3 pm. More details can be found by contacting MAC.

There are always things going on, so come out and enjoy life here in the Green County Area!

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