Through September 1, 2013 – RUN FOR YOUR WIFE 

Run for your WifeThis season The Fireside will be adding a comedy to its line-up – but not just any comedy – possibly the funniest comedy ever written! Unassuming cab driver John Smith is mugged one day and is taken home by a helpful policeman. Unfortunately the policemen takes him to the wrong home – because unassuming John Smith has two homes and two wives and according to his carefully laid out schedule on this particular day he is supposed to be with Wife #2 but he finds himself with Wife #1 while worried Wife #2 searches desperately for him. Confused? Don’t worry because it will all come together in this hilarious collection of mistaken identities as Mr. Smith tries to juggle two wives, two apartments, and two very suspicious police detectives. You will laugh till it hurts and then laugh some more at this rollicking comic masterpiece.

Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday Matinee – arrival 10:30am; Thursday & Saturday Evening arrival 5:00pm; Sunday midday 2:30pm.



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


Throughout August, 2013 – Cows: A Closer Look – Photographic Exhibit 

Paul Thoreson CowsWisconsin fine art photographer, Paul Thoresen, shares his striking black and white photographs of the Holstein dairy cows living on three family farms within a mile of Thoresen’s home near Paoli, Wisconsin, south of Madison. These photos are part of a ten year study of these animals. This exhibit is an invitation to know and appreciate cows more deeply. These photos will show in the museum’s Jones Family Gallery through Saturday, October 26, 2013. AT that time, many if not all of the photos will be relocated on the museum’s second floor, in the Luella Hoard Gallery through the close of 2013.

Hoard Historical Museum – 401 Whitewater Avenue – Fort Atkinson  920-563-7769

August 2-4, 2013 – Arabian Horse Show

3 Day Horse Show

Jefferson County Fair Park, Jefferson County Fair Grounds

503 N. Jackson Ave., Jefferson

Jefferson County Fair Park


August 2-6, 2013 – The Back-to-School & Fall Preview Sale

Back to SchoolGo back to school in style, enjoy the preview of fall colors and find extraordinary savings as over 60 retailers are ready to welcome you. The Children’s Place Outlet, Columbia Sportswear, Gap Outlet, Gymboree, PacSun, Under Armour and Zumiez.

The sale runs Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 10 am-7pm.

Johnson Creek Premium Outlets, 575 Linmar Ln, Johnson Creek



August 2-3, 2013 – Cambridge Maxwell Street Days

Enjoy strolling the streets of Cambridge as you look for great bargains from area shops and services.  Also the Cambridge Library will be having its annual book sale.

10am to 5pm

Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Cambridge


August 3, 2013 – Free Live Music at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets – Geoff Landon

The Summer Music Series, presented by Coca Cola, will offer free live music throughout the summer at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets. On August 3, Geoff Landon will perform from 12:30-4:30pm as part of the Back to School & Fall Preview Sale This is a family fun, kid-friendly, free event for all.

Johnson Creek Premium Outlets, 575 Linmar Ln, Johnson Creek

(920) 699-4112

August 4, 2013 – Cars & Coffee 

Cars CoffeeWelcome to 2shores Sunday “Cars and Coffee”. You’ve probably either heard of it or have been to it. It is the fastest growing classic car meet in the Midwest. Our fourth season, 2012, was awesome, thanks to all of you bringing your rockin’ cars out! The gathering is open to classic and collector car enthusiast from all makes and models. We’d like to invite everybody with a passion for exciting automobiles to come, bring a car and enjoy the meeting. Our store neighbor “Sweet Lips” is offering a full Italian coffee bar for a strong and delicious brew needed in the morning.

Our emphasis is to share the passion for cars, mingle with like-minded car nuts and enjoy our automobiles.The 2012 Super Cars & Coffee “Concours on the Green” has been a huge success again. Thank you all for bringing your wonderful cars and supporting the event!

We meet at our Showroom on 119 Church Street, Lake Mills, WI 53551. Lake Mills is conveniently located right off I-94, just a short 20 minutes East of Madison and about 45 minutes West of Milwaukee.

8am – 11am

Lake Mills –


August 6, 2013 – Lake Mills Night Out Against Crime 

A Health & Safety Fair providing food, games, and demonstrations for all ages.  This event is sponsored by the Lake Mills Police, Fire Department, EMS, UW Health Partners, Fort Atkinson Hospital and other local clinics.

6pm to 8:30pm

Lake Mills

August 6, 2013 – Major WI Antique Auction Service 

Viewing starts at 7am; Bidding starts at 9am.

Jefferson County Fair Park, Jefferson County Fair Grounds

503 N. Jackson Ave., Jefferson



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.