Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Things to Do around Monroe, WI

Lots going on in the area in the upcoming days!

~ Monroe Theatre Guild is a happening place in the next week! Tons going on at the Stage Building in Monroe.
  • Dancing with Marlene: This dance class is a bargain! The five week class started last week, but anyone interested can still register and join us this week. The class runs from 6:30 until 7:30 on Thursdays, and the prorated price is only $8 for memeber for the remaining classes. Luis and I are taking it, and it is so much fun. Learn swing, polka, waltz, line dances and more.
  • Youth Improv Workshop: Dave Bristow is leading this workshop for people age 14-24. Learn the art of Improv comedy and acting. Cost is $30 for the 4.5 hour class. Registration is officially finished, but there may still be room. Contact MTG for more information.
  • Classic Movie Night: Come watch Casablanca with MTG members on Saturday evening. Enjoy their theatre seating and pick up some popcorn at their concessions. Stick around after the showing for post-movie discussion. 7 pm
~ Music! If you want to hear live music, this is the weekend for you.
  • Keith Gennerman Band is playing at the New Glarus Hotel on Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30 pm.
  • Dave Cox is playing blues and rock at Baumgartner's on Saturday night at 8 pm. Come listen to Cox's mix of blues and rock, enjoy a Lazy Mutt or peppermint hot cocoa and a cheese sandwich.
  • Joel Pingitore and the PlayGround of Sound! is playing at Toffler's in New Glarus on Saturday evening at 9 pm.
  • Turner Hall has another Dance and Dine event featuring the Keith Zweifel Band on Sunday from 2 until 6 pm.
~ Stop by the United Methodist Church on Saturday morning for the Boy Scouts Troop 180 annual Pancake Breakfast. Adults are $6, kids 10 and under are $3. The breakfast runs from 7 am until noon.

~ The 22nd annual Monroe FFA Farm Toy Show takes place at the Monroe High School on Sunday from 9 am until 3 pm. There will be over 120 tables of old & new tractors, Nascar, farm displays and farm related toys as well as vendors from three states. Admission is $3, kids 10 and under are free.

~ Winneshiek Playhouse in Freeport is showing a production of The Vagina Monologues on Saturday March 7 and March 14 at 7:30 pm. It is sponsored by the Freeport Art Museum, and proceeds will go to support VOICES, a Freeport group working to prevent violence against women and girls. Tickets are $12.

~ The Monroe Public Library is hosting another Celebrando Storytime on Tuesday, March 1o. Bring the kids for stories in both English and Spanish along with games and a craft. Everything is presented in both languages, so you do not have to be bilingual to attend. Stories start at 6:30 pm in the community room at the library.

~ Young Professionals of Green County is having another Bowl-o-Rama at Turner Hall on Wednesday, March 11 starting at 6 pm. $10 for bowling, pizza and soda.

This is just a sampling of local events. Check out Green County Spotlight or Stephenson County CVB for more events.

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