Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Things to Do Around Monroe

Have you figured out your weekend plans yet?

~ The Friends of the Badger Trail are meeting at the Old Library Building in Belleville this evening at 6:30.

~ The Distinguished Speaker Series continues at Monroe Arts Center on Thursday evening. Brett Davis, currently our state representative and candidate for Lieutenant Governor, is speaking starting at 7.

~ Pure Wood Art in Albany is opening a new show on Saturday from 3 until 9 pm. The reception will feature food and drink, and the new exhibit will feature mixed media, abstract watercolor and more.

~ Spring Fling! Monticello is celebrating their annual Spring Fling this weekend. Events start on Friday and run through Sunday. Come for music, foods, arts demonstrations and art fair, softball and mud volleyball tournaments, pig roast, car show and more.

~ Monroe celebrates A Square Affair, a grand opening finally of the newly renovated Downtown Square. Reserve a table if you plan on being there for the evening; $30 will keep your table for 8. There will be a contest for decorating the tables, so pick and era and have fun with it! There will be activities for children from 4 until 6 pm including a bouncy tent, face painting and clown. Dinner is to be served at the tables at 5 pm (reserve your suppers from Cafe Claudeen, Turner Hall, Garden Deli, Poncho and Lefty's or Chopsticks). There will also be music from the Brian Whitty band and Stranded in Iowa.

~ The Democratic Party of Green County is hosting their Spring Forward Fundraiser on Sunday from 3 until 5 pm at MAC. Meet the local candidates, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and participate in the white elephant auction.

~ Make your dinner plans for next week Wednesday evening and Take a Bite Out of Cancer. Turner Hall, Suisse Haus, Heritage House, Swiss Alps, New Glarus Hotel, Glarner Stube and Puempel's Tavern are all participating in this Relay For Life event. A portion of the proceeds from all meals at these restaurants next Wednesday will go to Relay For Life.

Next weekend, look ahead for Breakfast on the Farm, Yesteryear Days, New Glarus Community Fest and more!

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