May 16-20, 2011 – Ride Your Bike to Work Week

Celebrate bike month by participating in Bike to Work Week! Visit Quiet Hut Sports & Bicyclewise while riding and receive your reward for going green.

Whitewater – Throughout town (262) 473-0121

May 17, 2011 – Fort Atkinson Community Cruise Nights

Held the third Tuesday of each month, May through August, 5:30-8:30 pm at Jones Park, Fort Atkinson. Great food, music and cool cars! Held rain or shine. There is no admission charge. There has been as many as 440 classics displayed each month in a great park setting.
May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16

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

May 20, 2011 – Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

Parade begins at 10:30am at First Citizen State Bank and the ceremony is held at the American Legion. Observe a Day of Remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service.

Whitewater – Downtown (262) 495-7000

May 21, 2011 – Optimist Club City Wide Rummage Sale

Old Armory (146 W. North Street) and throughout Whitewater from 8am to 5pm.

Deb Williamson (262) 473-4005

May 21, 2011 – Jefferson County Dairy Breakfast

Dairy breakfast held 6am-11am

Tickets are available at the Jefferson Chamber Office – 122 W. Garland Street

Jefferson – Jefferson County Fair Park (920) 674-4511 –

May 21 – June 16, 2011 – Jefferson High School Art ShowRock River Gallery

The Rock River Gallery and Coffeehouse is hosting an Art Show for Jefferson High School students beginning Saturday May 21st and running through June 16th. Please join us for the Artist Reception on May 21st from 6:00-8:00pm. Beverages and snacks will be served at the reception. Select pieces of art will be available for purchase.

Jefferson – Rock River Gallery and Coffeehouse, 205 S Main St (920) 541-3322

May 21 – 22, 2011 – 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 –

May 21 – 22, 2011 – Friends of the Library Annual Plant Sale

Annuals, perennials, bulbs, vegetable starts, flower pots, garden items and house plants from local gardens and gardeners. Support your locally grown library! 9am-3pm

Cambridge – Lower Level of the Amundson Center at 200 Spring St. (608) 423-9948

May 21, 2011 – Touch-a-Truck & Bike Rodeo

Join us for the seventh annual Touch-a Truck and Bike Rodeo. 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 a 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 22, 2011 – Palmyra Recreation Department Soccer Tournament

Palmyra – Palmyra Village Park (262) 495-3181

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.