Through September 10, 2017 – Church Basement Ladies

The church basement kitchen throughout much of America is often the heart and soul of any church. In CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES we meet the pastor, three cooks and one daughter who run the kitchen and care for the congregation. As in any kitchen, problems arise. We watch as the four women handle a Lutefisk Dinner, a funeral, an Easter Fund Raiser, and, of course, a wedding. They stave off potential disasters, have loads of fun, share and debate recipes, instruct the young, and keep the pastor on a steady course. This musical comedy, which has charmed audiences all over the nation, is funny, heart-warming, and down to earth. It will bring back memories of many people you know and love.

Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday

Fort Atkinson – The Fireside Dinner Theatre – 1131 Janesville Avenue



August 1-31, 2017 – August Sundae of the Month: S’Mores Sundae

Come try Jones Market’s Sunday of the Month for August.  This month – it’s S’MORES SUNDAE!  Yum!! Rocky Road Ice Cream (chocolate ice cream, almonds, marshmallow swirl), graham cracker, hot fudge, whipped cream, and a cherry. I can hear the crackle of the campfire now!

Tuesday through Saturday, 8am-6pm

Fort Atkinson – Jones Market – 601 Jones Avenue



August 2, 2017 – Lake Mills City Band Concert

Enjoy a summer evening in Commons Park. Come early and enjoy the Lake Mills Artisan/Farmers’ Market before the band begins at 7pm.

Rain site: Lake Mills Community Center.


Lake Mills – downtown – Commons Park


August 3, 2017 – Ebert’s Greenhouse Ladies Night Out

Join us for an evening of shopping, fun, food and flowers! Wine tasting, delicious food, lots of vendors with some fantastic treasures, games, raffles and more! Don’t miss this event – Grab your girlfriends and prepare to have a great time!


Ixonia – W1795 Fox Road



August 4-5, 2017 – Cambridge Maxwell Street Days

Get the best deals of the year in Cambridge at the sidewalk sales overflowing with goodies at Maxwell Street Days on Friday and Saturday.   Get a favorite book at the Friends of the Library Book Sale.


Cambridge – Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce – Downtown Cambridge



August 5, 2017 – River Bend Resort Concert

Austin Allsup of the Voice opens for Josh Gracin.  $15 per person.  For additional information, visit our website (below).


Watertown – Riverbend Resort – S6940 Rubidell Road



August 5, 2017 – Historic 1901 Water Tower Tours


1901 Water Tower Open Houses are held the first Saturday of the month (Weather Permitting). Other tours are by appointment. Please contact Tammy Doellstedt at 920-568-8069, or to reserve your spot. Find more info at

Age and height restrictions apply, for those wishing to ascend the 120 steps to the viewing platform. The 1901 Water Tower is not wheelchair accessible. The tower is located at the corner of South High Street and South 4th Street. Parking available on the street or in the Fort Atkinson Middle School parking lot. Tours conducted by Fort Atkinson Historic Preservation Commission.

10am – Noon

Fort Atkinson – corner of South High Street and South 4th Street



August 5, 2017 – Whitewater Maxwell Street Days

Venture through downtown Main Street and take a peek at all the sidewalk sales and street vendors on Saturday, August 5th from 9:00am-4:00pm! Vendors will be selling everything from Pampered Chef to hand-painted Ukrainian Eggs! While you shop, enjoy live music by Sweetland (10:30am-1:30pm), and watch the Whitewater Parks and Rec Youth Dance Program strut their stuff at 1:00pm. Children will enjoy their time playing in the play area filled with inflatable games, temporary tattoos, dinosaur bouncy house, and more! This area is open 10:00am-3:00pm. A brat sale will take place from 10:30am-2:00pm hosted by the Whitewater Chamber of Commerce.

Here are some of the stores participating in the sidewalk sales:

  • Dales Bootery – 20% off in-stock merchandise (Birkenstock excluded) & hundreds of shoes starting at $10!
  • Bergey Jewelry – 50% off everything outside & 20-50% off selected merchandise inside!
  • Quiet Hut Sports – Sale prices on new and used bikes & many other in-store specials
  • Woodland Quilts – 25% off cut fabrics, kits & bundles. 75% off select fabrics!
  • Leon Furniture – Mattress, rugs, blankets, all furniture 20-25 % off!
  • ARANDA – Store-wide sales / some items up to 50% off!
  • Aropa Designs – Whippet & Warhawk Apparel & much more!
  • McCullough’s Gifts – Summer savings up to 50% off!
  • Reflections of the Past – Inside Sales 50% off Summer Clearance!
  • Winchester True Value – In Store Specials!

Whitewater – all over downtown



August 6 – Cars & Coffee Lake Mills

We host our events on the first Sunday of each month from May through October.


Lake Mills – 119 Church Street
Cars & Coffee Lake Mills Facebook page


August 6, 2017 – Octagon House Ice Cream Social

Enjoy the First Brigade Band concert as you enjoy a relaxing afternoon with ice cream and other goodies while touring the Historic Octagon House and beautiful grounds where you can see the first U.S. Kindergarten building.

10am – 4pm

Watertown – 919 Charles Street

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.