Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Things to Do around Monroe, WI

~ A new exhibit is opening in Frehner Gallery at the Monroe Arts Center. Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made Of..." is the exhibit title, and it features acrylic and watercolor media by Beki Borman, and sculpture by Darlene Wesenberg Rzezotarski. The opening reception is Thursday evening from 5 until 7 pm in Frehner Gallery, and the artists will be speaking at 5 pm. You can also preview the art that will be available during the MAC spring silent auction. These pieces will be on display, and you can also pick up tickets to the Taste of Spring event taking place on May 4.

~ Young Professionals of Green County is doing a Beer and Cheese tasting at Baumgartner's on Thursday evening starting at 5:30 pm. Registration is technically required, but contact Lori and maybe you can sneak in. $15 to sample at least 5 beers and 7 cheeses.

~ Bring the kids to Kookaburra's on the north side of Monroe's Downtown Square on Saturday from 11 until 4 to meet the Easter Bunny! Feel free to bring your camera and get some photos too.

~ "Godspell" opens this weekend! Monroe Theatre Guild is putting on an energetic and exciting performance of this Broadway hit musical. MTG does an amazing job on all of their performances, and "Godspell" will be no different. I have had the pleasure of listening to some of the rehearsals, and "Godspell" is gong to be a fantastic production. Show times are April 3, 4, 9, and 10 at 7:30 PM and April 5 and 11 at 2 pm in the Monroe High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for members, $12 for non-members for evening shows or $8 matinees for everyone. Check out the upcoming classes on the MTG website as well. There are some great workshops coming up for both adults and children.

~ Inn Serendipity will host a Sustainable Living Workshop on Saturday, April 4 from 1 until 4 pm. The half day workshop will cover buying farm property; sustainable gardening; using renewable energy; developing a diversified business from a rural setting; raising a family on the farm. It will also include resources to get started and a hands-on tour of the farm, gardens, a straw bale greenhouse under construction and various renewable energy systems. $30 per person includes instruction time, a copy of John's book The Least Imperfect Path, and printed materials.

~ End the week with a bang! Central State Fireworks will be showing off their products at the Stephenson County Fairgrounds on Saturday evening from 7 until 9:30 pm.

~ There will be a lot of live music in the area this weekend. Tofflers in New Glarus is featuring The Midwesterners on Saturday night. Baumgartner's in Monroe is hosting The Rowdy Prairie Dogs also on Saturday. The New Glarus Hotel is having music by Steve Meisner Band on Friday evening. Roadhouse in Monroe will host Mississippi Man on Saturday evening. Turner Hall will have Dick Strauss Big Band at their Dance and Dine on Sunday afternoon.

~ Blackhawk Technical College is hosting Renewable Energy Alternatives: Smart Choices to Fuel Our Future, a discussion hosted by Young Professionals Dan Harrigan and Dusty Williams. It will be on April 8 from 12:30 until 1:30 in room 413 of BTC's Monroe Campus. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

~ Plan ahead for the Bel Canto singers concert, MTG Classic Movie Night, Depot Days, Poetry on Tap, culinary classes, Tai Chi demonstrations, the Quilt Show and much, much more happening in April.

Is it any wonder I laugh when people say there this nothing to do around here?

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