June 13 – August 15, 2011 – Fort Atkinson Community Band Concerts

Free; bring your lawn chair.

Mondays: June 13, June 20, July 4, July 18, August 1 – all start at 7:30pm

Monday, August 15, Start time 7:00pm

Fort Atkinson – Barrie Park Band Shell

June 15, 2011 – An Evening of Wine and Roses – Ladies’ Shopping Night

Ladies – visit downtown Watertown for an evening of dining, shopping and pampering. Businesses will feature speakers and demonstrations in addition to discounts and salon services.

Register by emailing watertownmain@sbcglobal.net – (920) 261-5185

June 15, 2011 – Jefferson’s Concert in Rotary Park

Tim Fast will be performing from 6:30-8:30pm; food and beverages available; farmers market 4-8pm.

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

Dr. NoizeJune 16, 2011 – Whitewater Family Fun Night with Dr. Noize

Doctor Noize creates interactive showz, muzic, and bookz that inspire noizy kids and adventurous adults to live lives of character, kindness, good humor and learning. Explore music and creativity together. This show is free and open to all ages!

Whitewater – Cravath Lakefront Park (262) 473-0121

City of Whitewater

June 16 – August 21, 2011 – Whitewater Cravath Lakefront Paddle Boat Rentals

The Whitewater Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce that the concession operation and boat rental at Cravath Lakefront Park will be opening Thursday, June 16th – August 21st . The Cravath Lakefront will be a destination this summer that you will not want to miss. Paddleboats, kayaks, and fishing poles will all be available to rent along with a concession stand that will offer something for all. Rentals fees for kayaks and/or paddleboats are $3.00 for 30 minutes or $5.00 for 60 minutes.


Thursdays & Fridays 4-10pm

Saturdays & Sundays 2-8pm

Whitewater – Cravath Lakefront Park (262) 473-0121

City of Whitewater

June 17 – 18, 2011 – Lake Mills Relay for Life

Luminary service on Friday evening, live music, camping in the park.

Lake Mills – Common’s Park (920) 648-3585 – http://www.lakemills.org

June 17 – 19, 2011 – “A Year With Frog and Toad”

3-D Family Theatre presents: “A Year With Frog and Toad” – By Willie Reale and Robert Reale

June 17 & 18, 7:00pm

June 19. 2:00pm

Lake Mills High School Auditorium, 615 Catlin Dr., Lake Mills, WI

Admission: $9 Adults; $8 Seniors/Students; $6 Children under 10; $35 Family rate (2 adults+3-4 children)

“A Year with Frog and Toad,” based on the Arnold Lobel story series, is a a year with frog and toadwitty, sophisticated treat for all ages, following best friends Frog and Toad through a year of hilarious and poignant antics and adventures, to the tune of one of the jazziest, upbeat scores in recent memory. Nominated for best book, best score, and best musical at the 2003 Tony Awards, “A Year With Frog And Toad” remains true to the spirit of the original stories as it follows two great friends, the cheerful and popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation in the spring, they proceed to plant gardens, swim, rake leaves and go sledding, learning life lessons along the way, including a most important one about friendship and rejoicing in the attributes that make each of us different and special.” Great family-friendly entertainment for ages 5 – 95!

Directed by Ann Holmes

For information or special seating, contact 3-D Family Theatre

608-764-5267 or 3d.theatre@gmail.com

Lake Mills – Lake Mills High School Auditorium (608) 764-5267

June 18, 2011 – Fort Atkinson Half Marathon

Fort Atkinson Half MarathonNestled between Chicago, Madison and Milwaukee lies a city with historic sites and Broadway lights. Known for its small town comfort, natural beauty, eclectic shopping and fine dining, Fort Atkinson hosts a certified half marathon that navigates its historic city. All speeds are welcome to participate in this beautiful course and enjoy Fort Atkinson this summer.

Before May 1st: $50

May 2nd to June 1st: $55

After June 1st: $60

Fort Atkinson – Starts at Jones Park (920) 563-3210 http://www.forthalf.com

June 18, 2011 – Dairy Days at the Market

Celebrate everything dairy at the Fort Farmers Market Saturday, June 18, 8am to 12pm in downtown Fort Atkinson. Dairy producers will have specialty information about the making of all of your favorite dairy treats. There will be free samples of cheese, organic milk, and Wisconsin churned ice cream. Kids will enjoy a variety of dairy inspired art activities. Additional dairy raffles and contests will be offered as well as the nearly 45 regular market producers. Consider coming early to cheer on the Fort 1/2 marathoners and staying in town longer to learn more about dairy production at the Hoard Museum, just a few blocks away from the market.

Fort Atkinson – Milwaukee Avenue Municipal Parking Lot near Rock River. 1blk off of Main Street across from the Post Office and Dwight Foster Library (920) 563-3210 – http://www.fortfarmersmarket.com

June 18, 2011 – Family Fun Float

Canoe/kayak event, preregistration required. Food available for purchase in Rotary Park after event.

Jefferson – Rock River/Rotary Park (920) 674-4511 http://www.jeffersonwirotary.com

June 18, 2011 – Scott Stoll Author Signing

Saturday, June 18 10am-1pm, with a special talk at 11am

Join the Velveteen Rabbit Bookshop on the adventure of a lifetime as we greet author Scott Stoll!

Adults and kids alike will never forget the story of Scott’s inspirational quest Scott Stollto bike around the world! Scott travelled over 25,742 miles in 1,461 days, visiting fifty countries and experiencing everything from being imprisoned in Zimbabwe to climbing Mount Everest. Scott tells his story in fantastic, engrossing books that kids and adults will both enjoy. Scott will also give a special talk at 11am, recounting his favorite stories from his journey and answering audience questions.

Falling Uphill ($18.95 pb) is for grown-ups, and Scott has also adapted his story into a book that is great for children and young adults: Falling Uphill, Dreams for the Young Adventurer & the Young at Heart ($11.95 pb). Additionally, Scott has two books he has written with school children. All four books will be available at the signing. Even if you can’t make our June 18th signing, we can reserve a signed (even personalized) copy for you. Just give us a call at 920-568-9940!

Fort Atkinson – 20 E. Sherman Ave (920) 568-9940 http://www.velveteenrabbitbookshop.com

June 18, 2011 – Palmyra Eagle Athletic Booster Golf Outing

Kettle Moraine Golf Course at 1:30pm.

Palmyra – Kettle Moraine Golf Course (262) 495-7101

June 18 – 19, 2011 – Watertown Agri-Business Club Breakfast on the Farm

June 18th from 6:00am to 12:00pm; June 19th from 7:00am to 1:00pm.

All you can eat breakfast, raffle, live entertainment and petting zoo.

Dettmann Dairy Farm N 7397 Hwy N Johnson Creek, WI 53038

(920) 988-9734

June 18, 2011 – Muir South Kettle Classic

75 (12hr), 50(6hr) and 25(3hr) mile events on the same wonderful trail system. This will allow for later start times making it easier and more economical to get to the venue without the need to camp or leave your house in the early early morning.

Start times are as follows:

12 hour 8:00am, riders meeting at 7:50am

6 Hours 1:00pm, riders meeting at 12:50pm

3 hour 3:00pm, riders meeting at 2:50pm

Whitewater – Kettle Moraine State Forest (262) 366-8470 http://www.teamcyclopath.blogspot.com/

June 18, 2011 – Strawberry Luncheon at the Presbyterian Church

Cambridge (608) 423-3001

June 19, 2011 – Watertown Outdoor Art Festival

Watertown Arts Festival

Enjoy Father’s Day on an enchanted island with fine art, music, food and kids’ activities. Open from 10am to 4pm; admission is free. There is ample free parking and a nearby waterpark.

Watertown – Riverside Park – 812 Labaree Street (608) 655-3437 http://www.watertownart.com/festival.htm

June 19, 2011 – Ride the Rock – Bicycling for Literacy

This is a biking event for the whole family.

Ride Options (non-race)

11 miles: a gorgeous ride along the Glacial River Bike Trail leaving from Jones Park in Fort Atkinson and going south through meadows and passing the Rock River. For any skill rider and includes a rest stop with Yogi Bear.

20 miles: Glacial River Bike Trail for the first 5.5 miles and then extending onto roads in a beautiful residential area along the Rock River for a loop back to the trail and into the city.

40 miles: Leaving Fort Atkinson and going north along the Rock River through Jefferson; following several areas of gentle rolling hills with farms and meadows to a route around Lake Ripley in the Cambridge area and then following the Rock River east back into the city.

60 miles: Following the 40 mile ride and heading further north along the Rock River and across beautiful country roads to Lake Mills and around Rock Lake south to Lake Ripley and further west through the village of Busseyville and looping back along the Rock River east into the city.

Race Options

60 miles consisting of three miles on city streets to the outskirts and three 17 mile circuits going west and north of the city of Fort Atkinson. With plenty of safety and marshals directing racers, this event has the right amount of challenge with varying hills. Champion chip timing.

Rock the Rock Weekend Challenge – complete the FORT HALF MARATHON on Saturday AND the 60 mile bike race OR 60 mile ride on Sunday and receive a commemorative t-shirt and special medal.

Ride the RockStart times:

6:30am: Registration opens

8:00am: 40 and 60 mile rides (non-race)

8:30am: 54 mile Race

9:00am: 11 and 20 mile rides

Contact: – rock@jclc.us or 920-675-0500

A WiSport sponsored event

Fort Atkinson – Jones Park (920) 675-0500 – http://www.ridetherock.us

June 19, 2011 – Watertown Farm Breakfast

Enjoy a June Dairy month favorite.

Watertown – location to be announced (920) 261-5185 http://www.downtownwatertown.org

June 19, 2011 – Father’s Day Fly-In Breakfast and Craft Fair

Watch planes fly, plane & helicopter rides offered.

Silent auction by the Kiwanis club; community band performance at 10am.

Palmyra – Palmyra Airport, Hwy 106 Palmyra, WI. (262) 495-4342

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.