July 27, 2011 – Jefferson’s Concert in Rotary Park

Music provided by Pickin’ Up Speed 6:30-8:30pm; food and beverages available; Farmer’s Market 4-8pm.

Jefferson – Rotary Park-Gardner Street (920) 674-4511 http://www.jeffersonchamberwi.com

July 28, 2011 – Building Opportunities 45th Anniversary Gala


On July 28th, 2011, Opportunities Inc. will celebrate its 45th Anniversary and will showcase the completion of its 6 million dollar agency reinvestment, ensuring the continued advancement of community and commercial services that provide training, employment and empowerment for individuals with disabilities and other life barriers throughout Southern Wisconsin. This will be an exciting evening to acknowledge the positive growth in the community’s workforce due to Opportunities, Inc’s innovative programs and business building initiatives. Recognition will be given to the community members served through the agency, as well as, the foremost private and public sector partnerships that have evolved over the past four decades.

The formal fundraiser will include a social hour beginning at 5:30pm, with Best Events Catering serving delectable refreshments at 6:00pm; outstanding musical entertainment by The Main Street Big Band; and an opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of the agency’s mission, as the backdrop of the event will be the newly built 80,000 square feet training and production facility located at 100 East Cramer Street in Fort Atkinson.

Governor Scott Walker has been invited to deliver the key note address and Sports Director for FOX6 News, Tom Pipines, will be the Master of Ceremonies. A presentation is also planned for 7:00 pm, to celebrate the core values of the agency, which include; Commitment, Choice, Collaboration and Community.

With the present debate in the state of Wisconsin centering on several subjects relevant to Opportunities, Inc., such as job creation initiatives, Medicaid Funding, and clean energy; what a perfect time for this event to transpire, and unite the community in celebration for the special citizens that have been empowered by its mission for 45 years!

The relaxed atmosphere will surely entice relationship building for those who have differing backgrounds and political viewpoints and foster an awareness of the myriad of programs available for individuals with disabilities and other life barriers; emphasizing the positive outcomes that are revealed every day at the agency. Furthermore, education and enlightenment will flourish among guests as open dialogue and social networking are cultivated throughout the evening. Finally, the importance of the mission of Opportunities, Inc. and cause for its sustainability will be assured when an entire community joins together in celebration of its success!

TICKET PRICES: $50.00 each, or a VIP Table for $475.00

Opportunities, Inc. Mission…

Providing services for individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment for the purpose of maximizing their success and enhancing their abilities to be independent, contributing members of the community!

(Funds from this event will go directly to the Building Opportunities – Building Advancement Appeal)

More information available at


or contact Opportunities, Inc. Director of Agency Relations at 1.920.563.2437

Fort Atkinson – 100 E. Cramer St.

July 28 – August 01, 2011 – The Back-to-School and Fall Preview Sale at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets

Go back to school in style! Enjoy the preview of fall colors and find extraordinary savings as almost 60 retailers are ready to welcome you! The Children’s Place Outlet, Columbia Sportswear, Gap Outlet, Gymboree, PacSun, Under Armour, Zumiez and more!

Johnson Creek – I94 & Hwy 26, Exit 267 (920) 699-4111


July 29 – 30, 2011 – Umbrella Daze Returns

Relive the fun and excitement of Umbrella Daze! Madison County will perform on Friday the 29th. Saturday the 30th will be fun & games with several local bands to entertain you.

Cambridge – Lake Ripley Park (608) 423-3780


July 29 – 30, 2011 – Carnival Days

There is something for everyone during this BIG weekend in Fort! Visitors will enjoy the annual merchant’s sidewalk sale event, chamber brat stand, expanded Fort Atkinson Farmers’ Market, arts walk, children’s activities, popcorn and cotton candy, and much more!

Fort Atkinson (920) 563-3210 – http://www.fortchamber.com

July 30, 2011 – Big Boys Rummage Sale

8am-4pm at the Poulson Farm. Bring your rummage sale items. Bake sale & quilt raffle. Proceeds go to the Leukemia Foundation. Donations accepted.

Palmyra – N795 Tamarack road (262) 495-2439

July 30, 2011 – 2nd Annual Crossroad’s Cruz-In

The 2nd Annual Crossroad’s Cruz-In sponsored by the Johnson Creek Area Chamber of Commerce includes a Baseball Tournament, Road Rally, Games, Music by The Classic’s from 8pm- Midnight.

The Cruz-In invites classic vehicles to win exciting prizes. The Burn Out contest will have lots of smoke and action. Please come out for a day of fun; for details check out the chamber website.

Johnson Creek – Centennial Park, 620 Midge St. (920) 723-6334


July 30, 2011 – 3rd Annual Downtown Arts Walk

Fort Arts Walk

The 3rd Annual Downtown Arts Walk will be host to over 50 artists and artisans. You’ll find unique locally handcrafted textiles like woven wool rugs, silver jewelry, ceramic vases & kitchenware, mosaic tiles, felted clothing and beaded earrings and necklaces. In addition, fine artists will be showing traditional watercolor painting, modern oil painting, nature photography and outdoor sculpture. A handful of artists will be giving demonstrations in wood carving, painting, welding, pottery and weaving. Plus there will be plenty to do for the entire family.

Kids can enjoy free arts & crafts projects at the Kids Creativity Tent as well as a romp in the Bouncy House. Everyone will enjoy live music and there will be over 30 local food producers at the Fort Farmers Market.

Sponsored by the Fort Arts Council, this event is in conjunction with the Fort Chamber of Commerce Annual Carnival Days and the Fort Farmers’ Market. Additional activities throughout the city will be available. FREE ADMISSION. All of the activities at the 3rd Annual Arts Walk are FREE. Some activities do have suggested donation which go to support the cost of the walk (i.e. tips for musicians, donations for the Kids Art Tent, and donations for the Kids Bouncy House).

Saturday July 30, 2011 8am to 2pm

Fort Atkinson – Downtown Fort Atkinson


July 30 – 31, 2011 – 1st Annual Loeb-Lorman Welding Rodeo

Head on over to Ralph Park, and enjoy metal sculpture in the making at the 1st Annual Loeb-Lorman Welding Rodeo presented by The Fort Atkinson Arts Council. Teams of welders and artists will be on hand all day Saturday, July 30, competing for cash prizes as they transform metal scrap into public sculptures; this year celebrating the 175th anniversary of Dwight Foster settling the Fort Atkinson area. This event is being held in conjunction with the 3rd Annual Downtown Arts Walk (S.Water St) and The Fort Chamber of Commerce Carnival Days happening throughout downtown Fort Atkinson.

Fort Atkinson – Ralph Park and Loeb Lorman on Jefferson St.


July 30, 2011 – Friends of the Police Department Pig Roast

Food, fun, silent auction, raffle – 1pm.
Karate demonstration, volleyball tournament.

Palmyra – Palmyra Village Park (262) 495-2114

July 30, 2011 – Maxwell St. Days

Large sidewalk sale event celebrating downtown Whitewater.

Whitewater – Downtown (262) 473-4005


July 30, 2011 – Live Music at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets


Coca Cola presents free live music throughout the summer at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets. On July 30, 2nd Wave will perform from 12:30-4:30pm near the Information Center.

Johnson Creek – Johnson Creek Premium Outlets

575 W. Linmar Lane (920) 699-4111


July 31, 2011 – Live Music at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets – Jam It

Coca Cola presents free live music throughout the summer at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets. On July 31, Jam It will perform from 12:30-4:30pm near the Information Center.

Johnson Creek (920) 699-4111


July 31, 2011 – American Legion Pancake Breakfast


Palmyra – 115 N. Third St. (262) 495-2632

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.