Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Things to Do Around Monroe

~ Green County Tourism welcomes Wisconsin Secretary of Tourism Kelli Trumble to the New Glarus Brewing Company Hilltop Site for a tourism meeting on Thursday, October 8. There will be a reception at 5 pm featuring the Bounty of Green County and local foods. At 5:30 Secretary Trumble will speak on the Wisconsin Tourism brand and Green County's relationship with it and culinary tourism. RSVP to Noreen at Green County Tourism.

~ Cycling enthusiasts, remember Earth Rider Cycling's Once in Blue Moon ride this Saturday. Meet at Twining Park in Monroe at 5 pm on Saturday to head down to the Orangeville Haunted Mill (20 mile round trip). If you prefer a shorter ride, meet at Clarno Lumber Parking Lot around 6 pm (10 mile round trip). The ride is free, but a trail pass is required along with lights. Costumes are optional!

~ Area farmer's markets are still open and teeming with local foods. Leeks, herbs, eggs, squash and much much more can be found at Monroe, Lena, Paoli, Belleville, Freeport markets. Know your farmer, know your food, and keep the local economy strong!

~ Rainbow Fleece Farm is having their 19th annual Autumn Fiber Extravaganza from 11 until 4 on Saturday. Come for needlefelting talks and workshops from artisans, spinning, knitting and more. Call Patty at 527-5311 for directions or more information.

~ Did you get your tickets for the Austin Lounge Lizards performance at the Monroe Arts Center this weekend?

~ Goetz Theatre is showing "Zombieland", "Surrogates" and "Fame" this weekend. Sky-Vu Drive-in is still open too! This weekend's features are "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" and "The Ugly Truth."

~ Guerin Chiropractic is hosting a free Trigger Points workshop on Tuesday, October 13. Luis and I attended one is September, and it was very interesting. You do not have to be a patient at Guerin to attend. The workshop starts at 6, and supper is included. Call Gloria at 325-2626 to sign up with a partner.

~ Looking ahead to next weekend, Inn Serendipity is hosting a Sustainable Living in the 21st Century workshop, registration required. Green Haven is having their second annual Scavenger Hunt Expedition.

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