May 09 – September 29, 2011 – Light Up Your Life in Whitewater

2011 marks the seventh year that Whitewater light poles have featured public art via the Whitewater Arts Alliance.
Whitewater – Downtown (262) 473-2730 –

May 13, 2011 – Ride Your Bike to Work/School Day

Get “caught” riding your bike to work/school to win prizes! You might receive summer paddle boat coupons, and bright reflectors for the spokes of your bike. Volunteers will be placed at each participating school to hand out rewards.

Whitewater – throughout town (262) 473-0121

May 14, 2011 – AAA Appreciation Days at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets

AAA members are invited to “Show Their Card & Save” from 10am to 3pm at the Information Center. Members receive a one-day savings flyer, light refreshments, and a chance to win great prizes.

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

Fort FMMay 14 – 28, 2011 – Green Thumb Days – Fort Farmers Market

Enjoy the spring market preview at the 3rd Annual Green Thumb Days every Saturday in May from 8am to 12pm at the Fort Farmers Market in downtown Fort Atkinson. Find all the plants you need for spring gardening including native and heirloom vegetables. Enjoy FREE workshops and demonstrations on garden friendly practices like: how to make a rain barrel; eradicating invasive species; composting and building a rain garden. Additional Farmers Market events as well as live music will also be happening.

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 –

Gem Days 2011May 14, 2011 – Gemuetlichkeit May Ball

Gemuetlichkeit King & Queen announced for 2011. Their reign begins at once and they will preside over all festivities for the rest of the year.

Participate in the Euchre tournament at 4pm.

Dance held at the Jefferson County Fair Park activity center. Steve Meisner will provide the music 7-11pm.

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

May 14, 2011 – 9th Annual Touch-a-Truck Bike Ride

Cambridge – Cambridge Fire Dept

May 14, 2011 – Cambridge Heritage DayCambridge Heritage Day

Pancake Breakfast from 8-10am; Civil War re-enactment from 10am-5pm.
Free re-enactors, displays, presentations, Victorian dancing, concessions, sutlers.

Cambridge – Nikolay Middle School (608) 423-4379

May 14 – 15, 2011 – Wisconsin Paint Horse Show

Paint Horse show. Free admission for spectators. Food available on site.

Jefferson – Jefferson County Fair Park (608) 558-7527

Whitewater – throughout town (262) 473-0520

May 14, 2011 – Treyton Kilar Field of Dreams Family Fun Day

Be sure to attend the Treyton Kilar fundraiser on Saturday, May 14 from 3pm to midnight at the American Legion Hall in Whitewater. This fantastic day will be filled with children’s games and activities, silent and live auctions, raffles, food and entertainment throughout the day and evening. The event is sponsored by Capn’s of Whitewater, Capn’s Steakhouse and Saloon of Fort Atkinson and Modern Woodmen Chapters 401 & 9033.

Whitewater – American Legion Hall 292 S. Wisconsin St – (920) 723-0066

May 14, 2011 – City Wide Rummage Sale

A treasure of bargains awaits you during this popular spring ritual.

Watertown – various locations in city (920) 261-5185 –

Ice Age Trail 50May 14, 2011 – Ice Age Trail 50 Run

The Ice Age Trail 50 is one of America’s classic ultra-marathons. Run mostly on the Ice Age National Scenic Trail in southern Wisconsin (about a 60 minute drive SW of Milwaukee), the course takes you on a tour of the unique geologic features left by the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago. Evergreen and deciduous forests, natural prairies, ponds, marshes and kettles are all part of this diverse and beautiful landscape. The Ice Age Trail 50 is run exclusively on trails, ranging from flat and soft grassy double-track to twisting and technical single-track – and there are enough hills to keep everyone entertained.

Well-marked with plenty of aid stations, Ice Age is the ideal event for first-timers. But it’s also a challenging race for experienced ultra-runners. The course record (5:53:21) has been standing for 22 years – and only one age division record has been broken in the last ten years.

Whitewater – Southern Unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest (262) 495-3131 –

May 15, 2011 – Wisconsin Swap Meets – Motorcycle Swap

Everything Motorcycles!

Jefferson – Jefferson County Fair Park – Activity Center (262) 751-4194

May 15, 2011 – Community Hope Annual Community Wide Rummage Sale

$25 donation to Community Hope will “put you on THE MAP” or donate your stuff directly to Community Hope! 8am to 4pm for pickup or delivery of donated items. For more information, contact

Cambridge – Veterans Park in Downtown Cambridge (608) 445-1802 –

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.