May 14-18 – Ride Your Bike to Work Week

Get “caught” riding your bike to work. Stop in to Quiet Hut Sports and Bicycle Wise to win prizes for going green.

Whitewater – (262) 473-0520


May 15 – Fort Atkinson Cruise Nights – Year 9

Music, food, great old cars and more!
5:30 – 8:30pm

Fort Atkinson – Jones Park, Janesville Ave (Business Hwy 26 South) – (920) 563-7501


May 17 – Third Thursday: A Poetry Event

Third Thursday is a monthly poetry reading. Each month, there will be a featured poet followed by an open mic poetry reading. All poets and poetry lovers are encouraged to attend. Those reading for the open mic do not need to read their own work. The event begins at 6pm in the FCCU Community Room.

The featured poet for May is Lisa Fishman.

Fort Atkinson – Dwight Foster Public Library – (920) 563-7790
Third Thursday


May 17-September 24 – It’s a Banner Year in Whitewater

Check out the banners in Whitewater – this is the 2012 Annual Outdoor Community Arts Project.

Whitewater – Main Street – (920) 473-2730


May 18-20 – Hurray! For Hollywood Weekend

Roll out the red carpet as we take a stroll through movie history, both past and present. There will be movie madness games, movie trivia and maybe even an appearance by a movie star or two! Don’t forget to take the time to enjoy the beautiful star gazing under our clear blue sky. This weekend, you might even be able to see Mars!

Fort Atkinson – Jellystone Park – (920) 568-4100
Jellystone Park


May 19 – Jefferson County Dairy Breakfast

Held at the Jefferson County Fair Park Activity Center from 6am-11am. Tickets available in advance at the Chamber office (122 W. Garland Street in Jefferson).

Jefferson – 503 N. Jackson – (920) 674-4511
Jefferson Chamber


May 19 – Trot for the Pot

Trot for the Pot is a one-time only competitive 5k run and fun walk event put on by the Fort Atkinson Project Lead Group byTrot for the Pot way of the Fort Atkinson Chamber of Commerce. The race will start at 9:00am on Saturday, May 19th. This event is to raise money for the construction of a bathroom facility at Barrie Park in the heart of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. In addition to providing wonderful green-space and play areas for kids of all ages, the Park also has a beautiful band shell that plays host to concerts and performances. The Park is also located near the bike path.

Barrie Park is a wonderful gem in our City that needs but one thing……Hence……Trot for the Pot! The race route will include a tour down part of the bike path. Lots of great prizes and giveaways for all ages, from the most competitive of racers, to those wanting a fun leisurely stroll and for those somewhere in between. No worries, as a temporary facility will be available. It’ll be a bowl of fun!

Fort Atkinson – Barrie Park
Run Fort


May 19-20 – Lake Ripley Regatta

Join the Catamaran Racing Association of Wisconsin and the Lake Ripley Lodge Bed and Breakfast for the first race of the season. Come to watch or sail, no matter what you choose, you will have a great time!

Cambridge – Lake Ripley – (877) 210-6195
Lake Ripley


May 19 – Touch-a-Truck & Bike Rodeo

Join us for the ninth annual Touch-a Truck. Tour a Fire truck, semi-truck, police car, race car and tow truck – just to name a few. Don’t miss your chance to see the vehicles that fascinate you up close and hands on. This event is free. Other activities include bouncy house, face painting and balloons. Don’t forget your camera for this wonderful photo opportunity. Sponsored by Cambridge CAP and the Dane County Sheriff’s Office. 10am-12 noon

Cambridge – Cambridge High School East Parking Lot

(608) 423-8108



May 19 – Optimist Club City Wide Rummage Sale

Whitewater – from 8am – 5pm.

Whitewater – old armory and throughout Whitewater
(262) 472-1939
Whitewater Optimists


May 19 – Friends of Cambridge Library Annual Plant Sale

Enjoy the greenery and mingling with master gorwers at this annual event from 9am-3pm. Funds raised benefit the Friends of the Cambridge Library.

Cambridge – Amundson Center – 200 Spring Street
(608) 423-3900 Cambridge Library

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.