Friday, September 11, 2009

Things to Do Around Monroe

Rather late this week, but if you are looking for something to do this weekend, here is a sampling of what is going on in the area.

~ Dad's Corn Maze by Monroe is open. Make your way through the corn maze, play on the straw pyramid, go for a hayride, and have fun. Hours are from 10 until 6 on Saturdays and noon until 5 on Sundays.

~ Brodhead Trap Club hosts the Straight Shooters Trap Shoot on Saturday. $8 at the door includes a round of shooting, a speaker and door prizes. Additional rounds of trap can be added on. The club is located at N 4105 County Rd E outside of Brodhead.

~ The New Glarus Brewing Company Hilltop Facility is the site of Saturdays "Meet Your Maker" feast and celebration. Come meet area artisan food producers, sample goods, watch demonstrations and listen to the music at this outdoor event. $5 at the door.

~ Stop in the at the Monroe Public Library to pick up a script for the upcoming auditions for Monroe Theatre Guild's annual production ofA Christmas Carol. Auditions are on Thursday, September 17 and Saturday, September 19.

~ Habitat for Humanity is working on their build in Monticello every Saturday this fall. Everyone is welcome to come help build a house for a local family. While you are there, browse some of the offerings at Monticello's Community Wide Garage Sale.

~ Monroe Youth Hockey is sponsoring a wine and beer tasting event with food, music and a raffle on Saturday. Contact Patti Stauffacher 329-7103or 324-6011 for ticket information.

~ Mighty Richland Players Dinner Theatre in Orangeville is putting on "Murdered to Death" by Peter Gordon, a hilarious whodunit set in a country manor in the 1930s. Dessert choices for this show include apple crisp or chocolate bundt cake, both served with a sauce and ice cream on the side. Shows are on September 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, and 20. Call or email for reservations.

~ Plan ahead for next weekend! Shakespeare on the Edge has their 2nd annual local rennisance faire, Stateline Trailblazers has a Vintage Show and Swap, and Evansville hosts a Harvest Windmill festival.

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