April 1 – October 31, 2011 – Organized Group Bike Rides

Explore the scenic and less traveled town and country roads. Visit Backyard Bike & Ski Shop’s website for more information.

Whitewater – Kettle Moraine State Forest (262) 495-8600

April 1 – May 1, 2011 – AnnieAnnie

America’s favorite cartoon sweetheart is back in one of the most popular Broadway shows of the century. Winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, ANNIE is an inspirational show for all ages! You’ll surely want to adopt Little Orphan Annie for your own after you see this musical comedy smash. Seven shows weekly, see web site for specific times, prices and menus. Group rates and youth packages available.

Fort Atkinson – The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Avenue (800) 477-9505


April 5 – 6, 2011 – Karen Peck & New River

Singing with her sister, Susan Peck Gooch, as well as Devin McGlamery, Karen Peck & New River have Karen Peckappeared on the Grand Ole Opry Live and the Gaither Gospel Hour. They have enjoyed several Number One hits including “God Likes To Work,” “When Jesus Passes By,” and “God Still Answers Prayer.” Tuesday matinee and evening; Wednesday matinee.

Fort Atkinson – The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Avenue (800) 477-9505


PoeApril 6, 2011 Edgar Allen Poe’s Tales of Terror – Joshua Kane

In this thrilling, tour-de-force performance of Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, Hop-Frog, The Raven, and more, Joshua Kane “amuses you with his antics, frightens you with his intensity and charms you with his tales of the fantastic” -The Charleston City Paper. Dark tales and passions are illuminated by theatrical fire in this Poe tribute. Let Joshua Kane take you to the dark recesses of Poe’s mind!

Whitewater – Young Auditorium (262) 472-2222


April 6, 2011 – Palmyra Eagle Community Band Concert

7 pm at Palmyra United Methodist Church

Palmyra – 122 N. Fifth St.

April 8 and 9, 2011 – Girlfriend Get Away

Bring your best friend, sister, daughter or any girl in your life and have a fun weekend! Arrive Friday at 6pm for a Tapas Supper, followed by Kinza – a humorist with heart. Make your way to the 3 Olive Lounge and then swim, talk, and laugh the rest of the evening! Breakfast will be served from 6am-9am on Saturday, and then you’ll have 3 hours to pamper yourself with massages, acupuncture, paraffin treatments and more. Lunch will include a “Spring Fling” fashion show, followed by an afternoon of more pampering.

Want to stay one more night and make it a full weekend? Don’t forget, Johnson Creek Premium Outlets is right across the street from us!

Johnson Creek – JC Plaza Hotel and Convention Center – (920) 699-2800

April 9, 2011 – Cambridge Gridiron Trivia Contest

Cambridge – Lake Ripley Country Club (608) 423-3411

April 9, 2011 – Bowl For Kids’ Sake benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters

Bowl For Kids’ Sake is an annual event held by Big Brothers Big Sisters to raise awareness and funds for the local youth mentoring programs. Individuals are encouraged to form teams of 5 (friends, co-workers, family, community members) to raise pledges to support the on-going mission to match area youth with adult volunteer mentors. Big Brothers Big Sisters will throw you a ‘thank you’ party on April 9th in appreciation of your hard work and dedication of supporting their mentoring programs!

Each bowler is encouraged to ask 10 friends for a $10 pledge or bring a $100 pledge goal. Prizes are available for reaching and exceeding this personal goal. BBBS makes it easy by providing access to an on-line pledge page for you to create and send to your potential supporters. Sponsorships are available. Call 888-904-KIDS for sponsorship information.

Fort Atkinson – Rock River Lanes, 1010 Larsen Road
(888) 904-5437


April 9, 2011 – Calling All Scholars: Basket Weaving

Artist Pam Talsky demonstrates basket weaving and includes some hands-on activities. Ms. Talsky wove two of the baskets on exhibit in the museum’s new Mysteries of the Mounds Gallery. Families and students encouraged to attend. Free admission.

Fort Atkinson – 401 Whitewater Avenue (920) 563-7769


April 10, 2011 – Second Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk for Water

CV Hair Company is hosting their second annual 5K Fun Run/Walk for Water on Sunday, April 10 at 11am.

Registration proceeds go to The Alliance for the Great Lakes.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. $25 registration fee; forms can be found at CV Hair Company.

Lake Mills – (920) 648-3082

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.