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GARY'S GETAWAYS!

#23 in 2005 June 30 and BEYOND !

By Gary Knowles garysgetaways@aolcom

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Hello Again...

It’s Freedom Week! Here’s a salute to those who stood up and won it for us. Here’s a salute to those who continue to fight for it around the world. One of our greatest freedoms is to travel…so read fast, pick 6 or 8 great things...then go have a ball! Even with your eyes closed you'll be hard pressed to miss fireworks. They're everywhere!

DON’T FORGET THIS ADVICE: I suggest you ALWAYS PHONE AHEAD BEFORE YOU GO. Reservations are a must if space is limited ...and often required. Don't assume anything! Event organizers change plans, times change, classes fill, and lots of things can conspire to get you to somewhere only to find something was canceled. Or everything. So if the event is important to the trip...--Call in advance.

OK –let's light the fuse on this Star Spangled Week!!

Gary Knowles

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GARY'S GETAWAYS!

#23 in 2005 JUNE 30 and BEYOND !

Through AUGUST 14

Disney’s Beauty & the Beast

The Fireside Theater

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has thrilled millions of people, of all ages, in every corner of the world as both an unforgettable animated masterpiece and an award-winning Broadway musical. Now it comes to life on the Fireside stage in an all new breathtaking production filled with stunning scenery, ravishing costumes, fabulous dancing, side-splitting humor and delightful songs. Don’t miss this Fireside premiere! It is a show you’ll never forget, a story of eternal romance, a tale as old as time!

4th of July Weekend Special –

Too Good To Miss!

4th of July Weekend Special Details

Get four dinner theatre packages for the price of three for any of the performances listed below. Call for specific times and reservations.

Friday matinee July 1
Friday evening July 1
Saturday matinee July 2
Saturday evening July 2*

Sunday matinee July 3
Sunday evening July 3

Children's Menu substitutions available for most performances requested in advance.

Choose either four dinner theatre packages for the price of three or
four theatre tickets for the price of three when dining from the restaurant menu.

Fireside Dinner Theater 800/477-9505. (Jefferson Co.)

1131 Janesville Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI 800.477.9505

Located on Bus Hwy 26 at the south edge of Fort Atkinson. (Jefferson Co.)

www.firesidetheatre.com

 

SPEAKING OF MUSIC....

John Chimes

If you love New Orleans style 'natch'l blues you should go see John Chimes. On his way to becoming a Madison Music Legend....

He has brand new CD out “Fork in the Road"

every fri-sat @ Louisianne's 6:30-9:30p (new orleans piano)
every wednesday @ J.T. Whitney's 5-8p (blues piano)
every thursday @ Smoky's 7:30-10:30p (blues piano)

TASTE THE AWARD WINNING BEERS

AND NEW SODAS!

Thurs - Fri-Saturdays 11a.m., 1 and 3 PM

TOURS - TASTING -GIFT SHOP

The Joseph Huber Brewery - Monroe, WI – Est. 1845

Celebrating 160 Years of Brewing in 2005!

Huber Brewery Tours are Thurs. Friday & Saturdays at 11, 1 and 3 pm. Cost is just $2.00 for those over 14 and free to those 14 and under when touring with a paid parent or guardian. And, yes, you DO get to sample the product! 608-325-3191

www.HuberBrewery.com

EVERY SATURDAY through Oct 22 Princeton/Princeton Flea Market: One of the largest weekly outdoor flea markets in Wisconsin. Enjoy food, shade and great friends. Saturdays, 7am-3pm. 920/295-3877. (Green Lake Co.)

THROUGH - August 28, 2005 Wausau
Wilderness Photography: Clyde Butcher and Gus Foster
"Supersized" is an apt adjective to describe the large-format
photographs of Clyde Butcher and Gus Foster.
FREELeigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Franklin & 12th Streets
715-845-7010 museum@lywam.org www.lywam.org

 

THROUGH - Sep 10 Bayfield/Big Top Chautauqua: 20th season of music, comedy and drama all MC’d by Warren Nelson. Ski Hill Rd. 888/244-8368. (Bayfield Co.) Full Schedule including Garrison Keillor, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and lots of ther big name guests at www.BigTop.org. Listen to Tent Show Radio on Wisconsin Public Radio Saturday Nights at 9PM, sponsored by Joseph Huber Brewing Co., and Wisconsin Dept. of Tourism.

THROUGH Oct 30 Oshkosh/Pirates!: What drove a man, or sometimes a woman, to a life of piracy and what kind of life was it truly? This new exhibit gives the visitor a chance to discover how these cutthroats lived; what real treasure they hoarded; the way they fought; and even how they died on the end of a gallows rope. The one-of-a-kind pirate artifacts in this exhibit will be on loan from the North Carolina Maritime Museum. Oshkosh Public Museum. Tue-Sat: 10am-4:30pm; Sun: 1-4:30pm. 920/424-4731. (Winnebago Co.)

THRU JULY 24 Green Lake/Green Lake Festival of Music: The Green Lake Festival of Music 2005 will present a series of 8 concerts & several free events June 24-July 24 featuring a variety of music. The Green Lake Festival of Music also offers choral and chamber music workshops for adult singers & high school through college-aged string & piano students. PO Box 569. 800/662-7097. (Green Lake Co.)

JUNE 30 THURSDAY

Jun 30 Delavan/The Great Race : The field of old cars will stretch for more than 100 miles as it approaches the Lake Geneva region. On the road you'll see, V-8 Fords, vintage Corvettes and Chevrolets, along with classic cars more suited to a museum, gracing the landscape while rally-racing on state highways and farm roads across the country. It's the Great Race, presented by the Army National Guard, and it's stopping in Delavan on June 30, 2005. Walworth Ave. 9:30am-NOON. 262/728-5095. (Walworth Co.)

Jun 30 - Jul 4 Oshkosh/Sawdust Days: Early Wisconsin Living History Village, circa 1750 to 1860, with over 400 reenactors. Midway, three band stages, flea market, parade and fireworks. Great Cats of the World exhibit. Menominee Park. 10am 920/235-5584. (Winnebago Co.)

June 30–July 4: Stoughton Fair

Stoughton Fairgrounds, Mandt Park, Stoughton
The Stoughton Fair is a great community event that strives to provide good, clean family entertainment to people of all ages and economic backgrounds. The event draws over 40,000 exhibitors and visitors from the Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois area.

Jun 30 - Jul 4 La Crosse/Riverfest: Top name entertainment and continuous events. Fireworks, food fair, beverage tent, crafts, live music and dance. For more, on Riverfest, check out our weekly feature on July 4th fireworks displays. 608/782-6000. (La Crosse Co.)

Jun 30 - Jul 10 Milwaukee/Summerfest: Celebrate summer at the world's largest music festival. This eleven-day event offers top-notch musical entertainment on 13 stages. Also, enjoy good food, comedians, a children's play area, daily demonstrations and activities, and exciting amusement park rides. Henry Maier Festival Park. 800/273-3378. (Milwaukee Co.)

Jun 30 - Aug 3 Waupaca/Lazy River Days: Features a variety of local music. Grab some chairs or a blanket and relax by the river! Riverview Park. Wednesdays. 715/258-9009. (Waupaca Co.)

JULY 1 FRIDAY

Jul 1 St. Croix Falls/Music on the Overlook: Open air concerts are held on the Overlook Deck on the St. Croix River Overlook on the St Croix River. Additional concerts in August as well 715/483-3580. (Polk Co.)

Jul 1 - Jul 3 Bayfield/Annual Red Cliff Pow-Wow: Isle Vista Casino. 715/779-5437. (Bayfield Co.)

Jul 1 - Jul 3 Eagle River/Watermelon Days Craft Fest: Juried craft & gift festival, family entertainment, and free watermelon while it lasts. Fairgrounds. 9:30am-4:30pm. 715/675-6201. (Vilas Co.)

Jul 1 - Jul 3 Gordon/Good Neighbor Days: Three days of activities for the entire family==Money Memorial Park. 715/376-2658. (Douglas Co.)

Jul 1 - Jul 3 Minocqua/Premier Minocqua Antique Show & Sale: Forty quality dealers --Native American items, --Bake sale & lunch. Lakeland Union High School. 9am-4pm each day. 715/588-3665. (Oneida Co.)

Jul 1 - Jul 3 Park Falls/Shriners ATV Mud & Poker Run: --Wojcieszak's Flambeau Resort. 800/269-4505. (Price Co.)

Jul 1 - Jul 3 Red Cliff/Red Cliff Traditional Pow-Wow: Many Native American dancers in colorful costume. Craft booths, concessions, music and educational exhibits. 715/779-3712. (Bayfield Co.)

Jul 1 - Jul 3 Elkhart Lake/Fireman's Picnic: Music, kiddie rides, games, concessions, refreshments and parade. Parade on Sunday at 11:30am. 877/355-4278. (Sheboygan Co.)

Jul 1 - Jul 3 Manawa/Mid-Western Rodeo: PRCA-sanctioned rodeo with a rodeo parade on Sat (10:30am), dance each evening, and a chicken BBQ each day. Rodeo Grounds. Performances Fri at 7:30pm, Sat at 2pm & 7:30pm, Sun at 2pm. Pre-Show 1/2-hour before each performance. 800/747-6336. (Waupaca Co.)

Jul 1 - Jul 3 Manitowoc/Salmon Derby: Manitowoc Marina. 800/627-4896. (Manitowoc Co.)

Jul 1 - Jul 4 Cornell/Firecracker Rendezvous: French and Indian War era historic re-enactment. Educational fun for the whole family. Fort Bon Secours. 715/667-5362. (Chippewa Co.)

Jul 1 - Jul 4 Tomah/Tomah Sesquicentennial Celebration: Old-fashion ice cream social, 150th time capsule opening, All City Reunion Dance, Farmer's market, art in the park, kid's fishing contest, 150th fun run/walk, old-fashion sidewalk sales--City of Tomah. /800-948 x6624. (Monroe Co.)

Jul 1 - Jul 4 Dodgeville/Scandinavian Midsummer Festival: A series of workshops, Scandinavian dance, music, food, crafts and more. Registration for single workshops or concerts is accepted; pre-registration requested. Folklore Village. 608/924-4000. (Iowa Co.)

Jul 1 - Jul 4 Chetek/Liberty Fest: Softball tournament all weekend, Fri: Miss Chetek pageant, Little Miss pageant, dance (Fri, Sat & Sun). Sat: Fishy Four Run/Walk; Vintage Voyagers Blast from the Past Car Show, Art & Craft Show (Sat & Sun); Horseshoe pitching contest, horse pull, sawdust pile money hunt, dance. Mon: breakfast at Masonic Lodge, parade, beach party, & fireworks at dusk. PO Box 747. 800/317-1720. (Barron Co.)

JULY 2 SATURDAY

July 2: Rhythm & Booms 2005

Warner Park, Madison
Madison's premier Independence Day Celebration and fireworks display! The fireworks begin at dusk and are choreographed to music, which is broadcast over WOLX-94.9FM. Spectators may bring their boom boxes and radios to the park and tune in to enjoy the perfectly synchronized fireworks show without any sound delay.

Jul 2 Lodi/Art in the Park: Annual art & craft show with 85 exhibitors, music & entertainment, and concessions. Habermann Park. 10am-4pm. Rain or Shine. 608/592-4432. (Columbia Co.)

Jul 2 Prairie du Sac/Fire On The River: The most spectacular fireworks exhibit on the Wisconsin River VFW Park. Fireworks begin at dusk. 800/683-2453. (Dane Co.)

Jul 2 Richland Center/Weggy Winery Apple Wine Festival: Cajun style pig roast, corn roast and other specialty foods for purchase. Specialty beer, wine and soft drinks. Live Cajun music by the Midway Ramblers from 1-5pm. Bring your own lawn chairs, relax and enjoy! 30940 Oak Ridge Dr. Noon - 6pm 608/647-6600. (Richland Co.)

Jul 2 Williams Bay/A Celebration of Gershwin: The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will strike up the band in a night of unforgettable classics in their debut performance with Music By The Lake. Pianist Kevin Cole and soprano Sylvia McNair join conductor David Alan Miller in an all-Gershwin extravaganza. Music by the Lake. 7:30 pm 800/395-8687. (Walworth Co.)

July 2 & 4: Pontoon Boat Fireworks Trips: Rhythm & Booms & Elver Park

Tenney Park, Madison
Madison School & Community Recreation invites you to enjoy the holiday fireworks from the lake from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. on July 2 and July 4. Meet at Tenney Park Locks and board on the Lake Mendota side of the locks at the breakwater pier. No alcohol is allowed on the boat, but snacks will be provided. Advance registration is required. The fee is $20 for residents and $30 for non-residents. 18+.

Jul 2 Ashland/Bay Area Rod & Custom Car Show: Classic car show with a 50s & 60s dance. Bayview Park. 800/284-9484. (Ashland Co.)

Jul 2 Fifield/Lawnmower Races: Two races - 12 hp stock and 12 hp modified stock. Trophies for top three places; $10 entry fee. Concessions will be sold. Ballpark. Race starts at 3pm 800/269-4505. (Price Co.)

Jul 2 Prentice/100th Anniversary Celebration of Prentice Volunteer Fire Department: Noon cookout, water fights, co-ed ball games, historical information, raffle for a 50" big screen TV, fireworks at the golf course, and dance. Lions Park, Prentice. 800/269-4505. (Price Co.)

Jul 2 Rhinelander/4th of July Fireworks & Festivities: Fireworks & Festivities will include entertainment from Cliff the Magic Man and local bands. Food vendors will be on site. The Hodag water ski show will perform. Fireworks will start at dusk. Hodag Park. 800/236-4386. (Oneida Co.)

Jul 2 Winchester/Boat Parade: Held at the divide of North & South Turtle Lake on Old Hwy O. North & South Turtle Lake divide. Starting at 6pm 715/686-2232. (Vilas Co.)

Jul 2 - Jul 3 Bruce/Bruce Blue Hills Festival: Blue Hills Festival, Bruce. Saturday- Car/Cycle/Tractor Show, Volleyball and Horseshoe Tournament, Bingo, Beer Garden, Dunk Tank, Sunday - Pancake feed and Chicken Dinner, Fireworks in the evening. 715/868-5321. (Rusk Co.)

Jul 2 - Jul 3 Eagle River/Eagle River Antique Show: Annual show with more than 40 quality dealers. Price Guides, furniture, Indian artifacts, jewelry, and more. Northland Pines Middle School. Fri & Sat 9am-5pm. 715/355-5144. (Vilas Co.)

Jul 2 Oshkosh/Gallery Walk: Sample creative arts of the city with an evening stroll through downtown galleries. Downtown Galleries. 6-9pm This event occurs every month on the first Saturday. 920/235-0649. (Winnebago Co.)

Jul 2 - Jul 3 Jacksonport/Art on the Quiet Side: Art and crafts fair, refreshments, family fun. Lakeside Park. 920/854-9372. (Door Co.)

Jul 2 - Jul 3 St. Croix Falls/Extreme Bull-Riding: Enjoy the excitement and thrills of professional bull-riding. Polk County Fairgrounds. 800/222-7655. (Polk Co.)

Jul 2 - Jul 4 Balsam Lake/Freedom Festival: Outdoor concert, softball tournament, arts & crafts fair, boat parade, grand parade, queen pageant, bass fishing contest, dancing, fireworks. Downtown. 715/485-3424. (Polk Co.)

Jul 2 - Jul 4 Medford/Strawberries & Cream Festival: Farmer's Market, live music, entertainment for children & adults, games and so much more. Medford City Park. 888/682-9567. (Taylor Co.)

JULY 3 SUNDAY

July 3: Madison Children's Museum Free Family Sunday

Madison Children's Museum, 100 State St., Madison
Enjoy free admission all day at the Madison’s Children Museum. Open Noon–5:00 p.m.

Jul 3 - Jul 4 Egg Harbor/Egg Harbor Fireworks & Parade: spectacular fireworks at dusk. On the fourth enjoy the village's annual parade. Harbor View Park. Sat Fireworks at dusk; Sun Parade at 1pm. 920/868-3717. (Door Co.)

Jul 3 Kennan/4th of July Truck Pull: 10:15am- 12 noon, parade; 11am softball tournaments, 1pm 4-wheel drive truck pull. Bingo, food, kids games, dance 9pm-12 midnight. Kennan Memorial Park. 10:15am-12 midnight 800/269-4505. (Price Co.)

Jul 3 Tomahawk/Arts & Crafts Fair: Outdoor show with more than 100 booths. Sara Park. 9am-3pm Rain or shine! 800/569-2160. (Lincoln Co.)

Jul 3 Sheboygan/Venetian Night: Lighted and decorated boats illuminate the rippling water in a floating night parade up and down the Sheboygan River. No admission. Sheboygan River. Parade starts at dusk. 920/458-6601. (Sheboygan Co.)

Jul 3 Sheboygan Falls/Ducktona 500: 3,500 plastic ducks race down the Sheboygan River for cash prizes. Antique car show, arts & crafts, music, climbing wall, kid's games, pony rides, petting zoo, food & more. River Park. 920/467-6206. (Sheboygan Co.)

Jul 3 West Salem/La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway NIGHT OF THRILLS: Hornets, School Bus Race, Fireworks, plus much more! 608/786-1525. (La Crosse Co.)

Jul 3 Allenton/Classic Car & Truck Show: 100's of classic cars and trucks, original and restored, and customized street rods. All you can eat pancake breakfast--Fireman's Park. 6am-5pm. 262/644-8465. (Washington Co.)

Jul 3 Cedarburg/Cedarburg Music Festival - Drum & Bugle Corps: Enjoy and music and spectacle of terrific Corps competition. 7pm. 262/376-6161. (Ozaukee Co.)

Jul 3 Milwaukee/U.S. Bank Fireworks: Spectacular fireworks along Milwaukee's beautiful lakefront, just north of the War Memorial Center. Family Festival activities and entertainment begin at noon. Veterans Park. Fireworks start at 9:20pm. 414/765-6500. (Milwaukee Co.)

Jul 3 Racine/Wind Point Lighthouse Tour To The Top: Climb to the top of this lovely 108-foot lighthouse - the oldest and highest on the Great Lakes. It's 144 steps to the top of the lighthouse for a view of Lake Michigan. Guides will be available to answer questions. 10am-4pm. Reservations required. 800/272-2463. (Racine Co.)

Jul 3 Richland Center/4th of July Celebration: Old fashioned 4th of July celebration with music, food and more... plus fireworks after dark. 800/422-1318. (Richland Co.)

Jul 3 - Jul 4 Menomonie/FreedomFest: Wakanda Park. Events include 3 Scheel's Lumberjack Shows on Sunday, the Jesse Lang Band, Red White & Blues Bands, Children's Inflatable Garden and a Fireworks Spectacular. Wakanda Park. 800/283-1862. (Dunn Co.)

Jul 3 - Jul 4 Phillips/Art & More on the Lakeshore: Arts & crafts by 100 artists, music, demos & concessions. Fri. 10am-4pm, Sat. 10am-4pm. Elk Lake/Lionite Park. Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 10am-4pm. 800/269-4505. (Price Co.)

JULY 4 MONDAY

Jul 4 Green Bay/Heritage Hill - Celebrate the 4th: Celebrate the fourth of July with music, food, and historic games and scenarios! 10am - 4:30pm 800/721-5150. (Brown Co.)

Jul 4 Green Bay/Shopko Fireworks & Celebrate Americafest: 4th of July Celebration, including a run/walk, Veteran's Memorial service, food, entertainment and a large fireworks display. Downtown Green Bay. Festival begins at noon. Fireworks at dusk 920/437-5972. (Brown Co.)

Jul 4 Green Lake/July 4th Celebration/Fireworks: Begin at 7:30am with a pancake breakfast at the Legion Hall. --live music at noon, parade at 2pm, - Playground Park. - fireworks display off the shores of the Green Lake Conference Center overlooking beautiful Green Lake - at dusk - live music and food available - Playground Park. 800/253-7354. (Green Lake Co.)

Jul 4 Greenbush/Yankee Kids Independence Day: Celebrate Independence Day just like a Civil War era Yankee kid. Participate in games and activities of the era. Wade House & Wesley Jung Museum. 866/944-7483. (Sheboygan Co.)

Jul 4 Kohler/Sousa Concert: Annual tribute to the patriotic music of John Philip Sousa. Ravine Park. 800/344-2838. (Sheboygan Co.)

Jul 4 Maiden Rock/July 4th Maiden Rock Celebration: Fireworks and Hog Roast Village Park. 715/448-2205. (Pierce Co.)

Jul 4 Neillsville/Fireworks: Clark County Fairgrounds. Begins at Dusk 888/252-7594. (Clark Co.)

Jul 4 Neillsville/Ring the Highground's Liberty Bell: The Highground is a Veterans Memorial Park that honors veterans, their families, their service and their sacrifice. It is open to the public at no charge day and night. The Highground. 888/252-7594. (Clark Co.)

Jul 4 New London/Flat Bottom Boat Race & Fireworks: Enjoy music, food and games during the boat races; then stay for the lighted boat parade and fireworks. Riverside Park. Race starts at 2pm; fireworks at dusk. 920/982-5822. (Waupaca Co.)

Jul 4 Sheboygan/4th of July Celebration: Sheboygan proudly shows its patriotism in one of Wisconsin's finest Fourth of July celebrations. It begins with a 9am downtown parade and ends with a giant 9:30pm Lakefront fireworks show. In between is a day full of red, white and blue activities and entertainment for the entire family at the community's beautiful lakefront and riverfront areas. A variety of bands entertain throughout the day and food, including Sheboygan's famous bratwurst, is available. The Great Cardboard Boat Regatta contributes to the festive atmosphere. Sheboygan's Lakefront/Riverfront. 920/459-3317. (Sheboygan Co.)

Jul 4 Sheboygan/Great Cardboard Boat Regatta: Hilarious fun. Boats made completely of corrugated cardboard and completely person-powered race around a 200-yard course in the Sheboygan Harbor. Rotary Riverview Park. Noon-3pm 920/458-6144. (Sheboygan Co.)

Jul 4 Two Rivers/July 4 Celebration and Fireworks: July 4 Celebration and Fireworks --Noon to 6pm at Neshotah Park family festivities include music, games, food stands. 6pm to dusk at Walsh Field festivities include music, concessions. Spectacular fireworks at dusk. Neshotah Park & Walsh Field, 22nd St to Lakefront. Neshotah Park festivities from Noon to 6pm. Walsh Field activities from 6pm to dusk; fireworks display at dusk. 920/793-5590. (Manitowoc Co.)

Jul 4 Wisconsin Rapids/4th of July Streetdance: Street Dance starts at 3pm. Enjoy music, food vendors, beer tents, raffles, & kids activities. Amazing display of fireworks start at dusk. Fireworks are launched from the Southwest side of the Grand Avenue bridge overlooking the Wisconsin River with the water reflecting the beauty of the colors. Downtown. 800/554-4484. (Wood Co.)

Jul 4 Boscobel/Fireman's Festival: Carnival, Firecracker Walk/Run (9am), parade (1pm), food, and softball tournaments. Includes one of southwest Wisconsin's largest firework displays beginning at 9:30pm. Kronshage Park. 608/375-5009. (Grant Co.)

Jul 4 Brodhead/4th of July Parade: Parade starts at 12:00 and will travel North on West 3rd Ave from 11th Street to Softball Park. Fireworks at dusk in Putnam Park. Parade Starts at 12:00. Fireworks at dusk. 608/897-8411. (Green Co.)

Jul 4 Delavan/Let Freedom Ring Art Show: Fine Arts Show at Delavan Let Freedom Ring celebration sponsored by City of Delavan and Delavan Area Artists Guild. Tower Park, Downtown. 9am-5pm 262/740-1272. (Walworth Co.)

Jul 4 Eagle/1876 Independence Day Celebration: A recreation of a small-town celebration of America's centennial in 1876. Enjoy blacksmith demonstrations, a festive parade through the village, egg toss, greased pole climb, and watermelon seed spitting contest. Old World Wisconsin. 10am-5pm 262/594-6300. (Waukesha Co.)

Jul 4 La Pointe/Celebration on the Green: Independence Day traditionally marks the beginning of the summer season on Madeline Island. The whole community celebrates with a festive parade through La Pointe, ending with a patriotic program on the museum green. Madeline Island Historical Museum. 10am-12:30pm 715/747-2415. (Ashland Co.)

Jul 4 Mayville/Rock River Canoe Regatta:. Canoe and kayak demos all day. Fireworks at dusk. 920/387-3000 x7218. (Dodge Co.)

Jul 4 Mineral Point/Historic 4th of July Celebration: An annual celebration of the 4th including a 2 & 5-mile run (8am start), parade (10:30am), chicken barbecue (noon), ball games, band concert, ice cream social & fireworks. Downtown. 888/764-6894. (Iowa Co.)


July 4 Celebration

at Race Track Park in Edgerton

It starts with horsepullers breakfast from 7-10 am. Sanctioned WI horsepulling at 10 am --ball tournaments, horsedrawn wagon rides , golf hole in one games and kids amusements all day.The Bob Klinger Polka Band from 2-6 pm. Local band Mourning Daze 7 pm- midnight -break at dusk for the fireworks. Extra special finale this year with the sponsorship from GMS Excavators, Inc. and Red Baron of Edgerton.

Contact: rjorstad@merr.com

Plan Ahead!?

Tuesday, July 12, 6 - 8 pm Wausau
Concert in the Garden: The Impact of Brass
The Madison Brass adds percussion to its rousing repertoire ranging
from Dixieland, ragtime, and blues to show tunes, pop, and jazz. FREE
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Franklin & 12th Streets
715-845-7010 museum@lywam.org
www.lywam.org

SATURDAY JULY 16 In the Town of Dekorra, Columbia County.

Midsummer Nights Fireworks in Dekorra
Sat., July 16, 2005 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.Fireworks at dark (Rain Date Sunday, July 17) Directions:From Hwy 51 turn West onto Bilke Road, straight ahead at stop sign on McMillian Rd. From I 90/94, take Cty.J, North to Bilke/McMillian Road, turn right at stop sign to event. Concessions on site No Personal Fireworks No Carry-Ins Please For additional information please contact:Tim Wiesner W10894 Fox Glen Rd Poynette, WI 53955 PH:608.635.4148

July 16, 2005 - Randolph - Green Lake County
Focus on the Farm
To celebrate the diverse agriculture in Green Lake County, Pride View Dairy
LLC Farm will be hosting the first annual Focus on the Farm. Focus on the
farm will be held on Saturday, July 16th from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm. The event
will provide opportunities for the entire family to learn about the dairy
industry and the vast assortment of other agriculture in the community. A
breakfast will be served on the farm, along with farm tours, educational
booths and industry representatives. Youth are welcome to participate in
the livestock judging contests, kid's pedal pull, Farmer-For-A-Day and other
exciting activities. Alice in Dairyland will be speaking about agriculture
in Wisconsin. Breakfast Menu: Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Cheese, Ice Cream & Milk
Advanced breakfast tickets for sale at Green Lake County Banks. Adults: $4.50 or on the day of the Breakfast for $5.00 Children 6-12: $3.00 5 & Under: FREE
Pride View Dairy LLC W2470 Hwy AW (1/2 Mile East of Hwy 73) Randolph, WI
For More Information: Tammy L. Duve, 4-H Youth Development Agent
Green Lake County Extension--Green Lake, WI. 54971 920-294-4032

July 16 & 17, 2005 (Sat 11am-5pm & Sun 11am-3pm)

3rd Annual Dodgeville Kite Fly

Kiters from 6 states at Harris Park. It will include BIG kites & stunt kites choreographed to music and Kite making workshops 1pm each day. Also, bring your

own kite. http://www.dodgeville.com/events/index.html

July 23rd, 2005 (Saturday)

6th Annual Dodgeville Blues Fest

1:00pm-10:30pm, downtown Dodgeville

5 bands www.dodgevillebluesfest.com

Rain or Shire (rain venue Ley Pavilion

JULY 24 – Madison

New Wisconsin Academy Fellows Named—

Celebration with Ben Sidran

The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters is pleased to announce its 2005 selection of Wisconsin Academy Fellows, a formal recognition conferred upon men and women of extraordinary lifetime accomplishment in the sciences, arts and letters. The new Fellows are: bioethics professor Alta Charo, jazz musician John Harmon, geologist Joanne Kluessendorf, art professor Truman Lowe, musician and artistic director of Big Top Chautauqua, Warren Nelson, and chemistry professor Bassam Shakhashiri.

The Fellows will be formally inducted and celebrated in a ceremony on Sunday, July 24, 2-5 p.m. at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison. Each of the new Fellows will speak about their work, and jazz musician and Wisconsin Academy Fellow Ben Sidran will play the piano and share his thoughts in a performance titled “Wisconsin Ideal: If You’re Not Having Fun, You’re Doing It Wrong.” Admission is $35 ($30 for Wisconsin Academy members; everybody is welcome to join). To reserve a space, contact Gail Kohl of the Wisconsin Academy at 608/263-1692 ext. 14, gkohl@wisconsinacademy.org.

Fellows are so named for their qualities of judgment, perceptiveness, and knowledge of how literature, art, and science contribute to the cultural life and welfare of the state. They also have a career marked by an unusually high order of discovery; technological accomplishments; creative productivity in literature, poetry, or the fine or practical arts; historical analysis; legal or judicial interpretation; or philosophical thinking.

Tuesday, July 26, 6 - 8 pm Wausau
Concert in the Garden: Christine Salerno and ZIJI
This Green Bay group performs mellow-mood standards and turns up the
heat with a Latin beat for an evening of sassy and sophisticated jazz.
FREE
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Franklin & 12th Streets
715-845-7010
museum@lywam.org
www.lywam.org

 

AUGUST 3-7 - GREEN LAKE

GREEN LAKE COUNTY FAIR

Come to the Green Lake County Fair for family fun. FREE ADMISSION except for track events and the highlighted Scheer's Lumberjack Show. A variety of entertainment for all ages from educational to fun. Animal judging, balloon animals, magic, stilt walkers, musicians, Rock Climbing Wall (WI Army Natl Guard), Christian Rock Band, Demo Derby, ATV Races, Truck/Tractor Pull, Carnival by A & P Amusements, Inc. Come visit beautiful Green Lake County and check out "the best little fair around."

CONTACT: Green Lake Wisconsin 570 South Street 920-294-4032

Saturday, August 6, 8:30 - 11:30 am Wausau
Clyde Butcher: Photographic Seminar
During this limited-enrollment time with renowned landscape
photographer Clyde Butcher, participants will get tips and insights into
translating what they see and feel onto paper. Topics include his
viewpoints on the art of photography, cameras, lenses, film, and
filters, and translating large-scale ideas to small-format cameras. A
gallery walk and book signing follow. Fee: $35.00. 715-845-7010 to
register. Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Franklin & 12th Streets
715-845-7010 museum@lywam.org www.lywam.org

Sunday, August 7, 1:30 - 2:30 pm Wausau
Undisturbed Beauty:

Clyde Butcher's Photographic Journey
Using slides, Clyde acts as a tour guide to undisturbed places in the
wild to expose the beauty and sense of sanctuary he captures on film. A
book signing follows. FREE Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Franklin & 12th Streets
715-845-7010 museum@lywam.org www.lywam.org

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PACKERS TRAINING CAMP WEBSITE

The Green Bay Packers recently launched a new Web site, www.packerstrainingcamp.com, an online location designed to assist Packers fans as they make plans to visit their favorite team's training sessions each summer. A vacation-planning resource, the site features a practice schedule as well as information on other Lambeau Field attractions, including the Packers Experience, the Packers Hall of Fame, Stadium Tours, the Packers Pro Shop and dining options.The Green Bay Packers recently launched a new Web site, www.packerstrainingcamp.com, an online location designed to assist Packers fans as they make plans to visit their favorite team's training sessions each summer. A vacation-planning resource, the site features a practice schedule as well as information on other Lambeau Field attractions, including the Packers Experience, the Packers Hall of Fame, Stadium Tours, the Packers Pro Shop and dining options.



 
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