April 22, 2015 – FREE Event: Vang-A Drama About Recent Immigrant Farmers 

VangPoet Laureate of Iowa, Mary Swander, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, Dennis Chamberlin, and Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival award winner, Matt Foss, collaborated to create a drama called Vang (meaning “garden” or “farm” in Hmong). This program documents recent Iowa immigrant farmers, winding their words together to form a verbatim play that captures the immigrants’ journeys to the United States. Hmong, Mexican, Sudanese, and Dutch immigrants all speak of their struggles, survival skills, and their intense desire to return to the land. Stunning photos and theatrical brilliance bring this production to life on stage. Michael Ching, past executive director of the Memphis opera, composed music to underscore the play’s impactful message.


Whitewater – Young Auditorium, 930 West Main Street


Box Office: 262-472-2222



April 23, 2015 – Safe Shopping on the Internet 

Join us for “Lunch and Learn,” a noon hour program that will show you how to shop safely on websites like Ebay and Craigslist. Bring your brown bag lunch!


Jefferson – Jefferson Public Library, 321 South Main Street


920-674-7733 extension 3

Box Office: 262-472-2222



April 23 through June 7, 2015 – All Shook Up

All Shook UpJoin us for the Fireside premiere of this rocking, rollicking musical comedy featuring the songs of the King of rock and roll  – Elvis Presley.   No tight pants, no kissing and no loud music.  Those are the rules in one small Midwestern 1950’s town.  But then a stranger comes to town – a rebellious, guitar-playing, hip swiveling roustabout (who bears a striking resemblance to the King himself). All at once everything changes – young love blooms, unspoken dreams begin to come true, and the once quiet little town is turned upside down in this hilarious, tuneful, high-stepping, award-winning Broadway romp featuring laughs, romance, thrilling dances, and a  host of your favorite Presley classics such as “Jailhouse Rock,” “Hound Dog,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Burning Love” and many, many more!

Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday

Fort Atkinson – 1131 Janesville Avenue





April 24-26, 2015 – Spring Jefferson 

Madison Classics 38th Annual Spring Swap Meet & Car Show April 24-26, 2015

Spring is here and so is the 38th Annual Jefferson Swap meet on April 24- 26. The show will be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds located at 503 N Jackson Ave, Jefferson, WI 53549 just off Hwy 18 in Jefferson.

Madison Classics will be featuring all Pontiacs. The feature cars will be displayed in the main activity center at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Look for a larger display of Pontiacs in front of the main building lined up Saturday & Sunday morning behind the Show Car registration tent.

The Swap Meet and Car Corral are all three days and the Car show is Saturday and Sunday. The spectator gates for the Swap Meet and Car Corral are open Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 6am-4pm, and Sunday 6am-3pm. The Car Show gate opens at 6am on Saturday & Sunday. All makes and models and specialty vehicles are invited to participate in the Car Show.

Spectator admission for adults is $8 and children under 12 are free. Spectator parking is available for $4, but is limited so please arrive early. No campers will be allowed in the parking field, but camping is available near by. Swap spaces will be available at the gate. Car corral spaces will be available at the Car Corral entrance all weekend. There is an ATM on the grounds as well as concessions. No pets please. For more information, visit us online at www.madisonclassics.com, or call 608.244.8416.


Jefferson – Jefferson County Fair Park, 503 N. Jackson Ave


608 244-8416

Madison Classics



April 24, 2015 – Girls Night Out 

Girls Night OutGrab your girlfriends and welcome spring by spending Friday night in Cambridge on Friday, April 24th. Girl’s Night Out 2015 – Kick off your weekend at Cambridge”s Girls Night Out, Friday April 24th from 5-8 pm.  Get your $10 goody bags and you’ll  receive a gift bag and a map leading them to various hot spots in town offering you gifts, sales and specials galore!  Have your map signed at each location to be entered in the drawing for a crisp $100 bill plus other great prizes at the Girl’s Night Out After Party.  The winners will be drawn at 8:30.  A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to

The Cambridge Area Lions Club. ONLY 100 BAGS WILL BE OFFERED.

Pick Up your Bag at The Victorian of Cambridge, 109 E. Main St.  from 5:00 to


Friday 5pm – 8pm

Cambridge – Downtown Cambridge, Cambridge, WI 53523





April 25 and May 9, 2015 – Document Shred Event

Document ShredFort Community Credit Union (FCCU) will be holding three Community Shred Events that will be free and open to the public. The first event will be held at their Jefferson Branch at 100 North Main Street on Saturday, April 25th from 9-11am. The second will be held at their Main Fort Atkinson Branch located at 800 Madison Avenue on Saturday, May 2njd from 9-11am. The final Community Shred Event will be held at their Whtiewater Branch located at 203 East Milwaukee Street on Saturday, May 9th from 9-11am. Take advantage of this free opportunity to shred your confidential documents to make sure that they don’t end up in the wrong hands.


Jefferson – 100 N Main St




April 26, 2015 – Earthy Songs (Ken Lonnquist) 

Ken LonnquistJoin singer/songwriter Ken Lonnquist for a unique post-Earth Day celebration.

Earthy Songs highlights water, woods, and wildlife, plus our ability to make things better EVERYDAY! Upbeat and humorous songs connect the idea of a good time with being good to each other and our planet.


Whitewater – Young Auditorium – 930 West Main Street


Box Office: 262-472-2222



April 29, 2015 – Pilobolus 

PilobolusPilobolus performances are characterized by a strong element of physical interaction between the bodies of the performers and exaggerations or contortions of the human form, requiring extreme strength, flexibility and athleticism. Pilobolus continually forms diverse collaborations that break down barriers between disciplines and challenge the way we think about dance. Physically and intellectually, the company engages and inspires audiences around the world. Pilobolus has performed over 100 choreographic works in more than 64 countries, and has been featured on the 79th Annual Academy Awards, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

Soundbites pre-show discussion at 6:30PM in the Young Auditorium main lobby (optional).


Whitewater – Young Auditorium – 930 West Main Street


Box Office: 262-472-2222


Katie Otto is a freelance writer who provides JCTC with some spectacular content and information. She's previously held the role of Secretary for the Jefferson County Tourism Council, has assembled our Monthly Newsletter and was the Executive Director for the Lake Mills Main Street Program, a non-profit community organization that is dedicated to the preservation, growth and vitality of Lake Mills through public events and active community involvement.