February 22, 2014 – The History and Science of Wisconsin Brewing 

LD Fargo BeerA very special event with author and columnist, Robin Shepard, writer of the “Beer is Here!” column for the Isthmus and three books about beer.

As a craft beer aficionado, Shepard has traveled extensively, looking for the perfect pint, tracking beer trends and evolution of the brewing industry.

Robin will discuss the history and science of brewing in Wisconsin, while offering insights into a variety of beer styles.

This free presentation will be held upstairs, in Library Hall, at the LD Fargo Public Library in Lake Mills, and is open to the public.

Guided Beer Tasting

Following the lecture, Robin will lead a tasting at Lake Mills’ own craft brewery, Tyranena Brewing Company. Tickets for the beer sampling are $8. Seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased online or at the library’s front desk.

Must be 21 or older to attend the tasting.

Lake Mills – LD Fargo Public Library – 120 East Madison Street

Lake Mills – Tyranena Brewing Company – 1025 Owen Street



February 22, 2014 – Chili Cook-off

CPA ChiliThe Council for the Performing Arts is hosting it’s 1st annual Chili cook off…

If you love to make chili, or you love to eat chili, this event is for you.

We are looking for contestants to whip up their best batch of chili and also we are looking for taste testers!!

3pm – 6pm

Jefferson – Jefferson Performing Arts Center
456 East Milwaukee Street





February 22, 2014 – The Choir Boys

Choir BoysOnce real Choir Boys of the Paulist Choir of Chicago, this all-grown-up folk-trio performs in a style reminiscent of Simon and Garfunkel.


Jefferson – 700 W. Milwaukee St.





February 23, 2014 – Lake Mills Rotary Scholarship Brunch

Rotary Brunch7am to 12pm at Lake Mills High School.  Tickets available at the door.  This event is a Scholarship fundraiser.

Give Mom the day off – grab the kids and join us for melt-in-your-mouth pancakes, special Rotary recipe eggs, seasoned sausages, refreshing juice or milk, assorted breads, eye-opening coffee and really special homemade desserts.

An $8 contribution for adults; $3 for children 6-12 is appreciated. No contribution necessary for children under the age of 6.

Lake Mills – Lake Mills High School – 615 Catlin Drive



February 27 – April 20, 2014 –  Mary Poppins

Mary PoppinsThe Fireside is proud to be the first professional theatre in Wisconsin to present a sparkling new production of this beloved Tony Award winning musical. The world’s favorite “practically perfect” nanny comes alive on the Fireside stage serving up more than a spoonful of delightful music, dancing, and laughter that will transport and enchant audiences of all ages. Direct from Broadway and the National Tour, The Fireside’s production of MARY POPPINS features all the well-known popular songs, high-stepping dancing, and a treasure chest full of magic and mirth! The whole family will enjoy this dazzling and beautiful musical fable.

There is only one word to describe this unforgettable production – “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!”

Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday

Fort Atkinson – The Fireside Dinner Theatre – 1131 Janesville Avenue




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.