June 26 – 30, 2012 – Almost, Maine

Almost MaineTake a journey to the mythical Almost, Maine where love is desired, found and lost. John Cariani creates a world that is sure to capture your heart in its eight short stories. Focusing on what is almost there, couples experience what it is like to live on the edge of uncertainty and discover that love can happen anytime and anywhere. Come experience the whimsy that surrounds the tales from Almost, Maine and recapture the innocence in your heart. Written by John Cariani and directed by Skip Grover.

All shows are at 7:30pm.

General public $12; over 65 $10; under 18 $7.50; UW-Whitewater Students w/ID $4.50. Call 262-472-2222 for tickets, Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. or visit tickets.uww.edu to purchase online.

Whitewater – UW-Whitewater, Hicklin Studio Theatre
800 W. Main St., Greenhill Center of the Arts (262) 472-2222


June 28 – July 04, 2012 – 4th of July Celebration

Don’t miss this multi-day event and the largest 4th of July celebration in the area that includes a carnival, several nights of fireworks, a car show, live music, parade and more!!!

Whitewater (262) 473-8901


June 29 – July 01, 2012 – Country Pride Celebration Weekend

We will enjoy a three day long Country Pride event starting on Friday and ending late Sunday. This weekend is filled with music on both Saturday and Sunday evenings, eating contests, red/white/blue decorating contests, firecracker bingo, bag toss, plus youth and adult horseshoe tournaments. We have so much planned we couldn’t fit everything into two days. Plan to stay through the week because our daylong activities will continue through July 4th!

Fort Atkinson – Jellystone Park (920) 568-4100 http://www.jellystonefort.com


June 29, 2012 – Palmyra Chamber of Commerce Street Dance

Live Music, Food, Dancing

N. 3rd Street, 6:00 Food; Live Band 7-11 p.m.,

Palmyra – N. Third St. in front of Post Office (262) 495-8316


June 29, 2012 – Council for the Performing Arts BRAT FRY Fundraiser

The Council for the Performing Arts will be hosting a BRAT FRY Fundraiser from 10:00am to 2:00pm. We will be serving brats and hot dogs with all the trimmings, along with your favorite cold beverage and chips. Large orders can be phoned in in advance so they will be ready for your pickup. Come and enjoy – it’s an easy way to support the arts!

Jefferson – Corner of E. Dodge St. and S. Main Street
(in front of Century 21) – (920) 674-2179


June 29 – 30, 2012 – Lake Mills Relay for Life

Luminary service Friday evening, live music, camp out in Commons Park.

Lake Mills – Common’s Park (920) 648-3585


June 29 – July 04, 2012 – July 4th Summer Sale at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets

The July 4th Summer Sale will be held at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets June 29-July 4, Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 10am-7pm. Shop your favorite stores and enjoy finding savings on the sidewalks and in the stores during this holiday sidewalk sale. Stores will be open until 9pm on July 4th for your shopping convenience.

Johnson Creek – Johnson Creek Premium Outlets
575 W. Linmar Lane – (920) 699-4112


June 30, 2012 – Bike & Hike With the Artists

Bike & Hike With the Artists along the Glacial Drumlin Trail/Glacial Heritage Area (GHA) south of Lake Mills. Travel along the trail through Zeloski Marsh, Korth Park and east through town to the bridge over the Crawfish River. Stop and interact with the painters, sculptors and writers who will be working along the trail. Some food and drink will be sold but this is a free event to highlight the natural beauty of the Glacial Heritage Area.

Lake Mills – Glacial Drumlin Trail.

This event involves 10-12 artists from the Arts Alliance of Greater Lake Mills, and they will be set up at stations along the Glacial Drumlin Trail, from the bridge over the Crawfish River near Aztalan State Park, to the old train depot in London. The artists will be engaged in artistic creation inspired by the GHA – painting, wood working, sculpting, etc. – and hikers/bikers along the trail will have the opportunity to stop and interact with them as well as learn about the GHA.

Glacial Heritage Area


June 30 – July 01, 2012 – Cambridge Heritage Days

Civil War Re-enactment. 8-10am Pancake Breakfast

10am to 5pm – Free reenactors, displays, presentations, Victorian dancing, concessions, sutlers.

Cambridge – Nikolay Middle School (608) 423-4379

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.