May 11, 2017 – Premier Night for the Council for the Performing Arts

Join us for the annual reveal of our upcoming season – Premier Night – May 11 from 4pm until 7pm at the Hoard Historical Museum in Fort Atkinson. This is the event where you can buy season tickets at reduced prices! There will be door prizes every hour, gift bags for the first 25 season ticket purchases, appetizers, a cash bar and more!

Fort Atkinson – Hoard Historical Museum – 401 Whitewater Avenue
Council for the Performing Arts Facebook page



May 13, 2017 – Friends of the Cambridge Library Plant Sale

The annual Friends of the Library Plant Sale is held in May and provides an opportunity for gardening enthusiasts to share their spring plantings. Hundreds of plants are available from prairie plants to woodland plants to beautiful garden plants and a variety of hostas. Master Gardeners are on hand to answer questions about how, when and where the plants grow best. You are welcome to share your plantings, or attend the sale and purchase inexpensively priced plants and pottery.

9am start

Cambridge – Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce – 200 Spring Street



May 13, 2017 – Being Mortal: Medicine & End-of-Life Treatment

The PBS Frontline documentary, Being Mortal, is based on the bestselling book by Atul Gawande, a physician who wrote about the issues facing terminally ill patients and how treatment can impact end-of-life care.  It follows the journeys of five people facing end of life and provides excellent insight into the issues surrounding this difficult time.  This documentary will be shown in the Library Meeting Room and will be followed by a discussion led by Dr. Richard Hansen, a retired physician who has done extensive study on end-of-life medicine and treatment.  Free and open to the public. 


Jefferson – Jefferson Public Library – 321 South Main Street



May 13, 2017 – Touch a Truck Bike Rodeo

Join us for the annual Touch-A-Truck event! Don’t miss your chance to see the vehicles that fascinate you up close and hands on, including emergency and military vehicles, farm equipment, race cars and much more.

Registration is not required for this free event.

Don’t forget your camera for this wonderful photo opportunity!

In conjunction with Touch-A-Truck, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office will also be hosting a bike rodeo. A bike rodeo is designed to be a fun, educational and hands on way for children and parents to learn about bike safety. There will also be a bike technician available to do a safety check on the bikes. An adult must attend along with the bike riders. Free bike helmets will be provided for the first 50 participants to arrive. Participants who complete the course will be eligible for a prize drawing.

10am – 12pm

Cambridge – 403 Blue Jay Way



May 13-14, 2017 – Lure Coursing Event

Join us for a Lure Coursing Event, hosted by The Friends of the Jefferson County Dog Park, Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14 from 8am to noon both days, in Area 1.

Lure coursing was developed in the early 1970’s as a sport for sighthounds, but any dog big or small that likes to chase will love lure coursing. Racing across a field, free as the wind, in the quest of an artificial lure – it doesn’t get any better than that!

Jim Perry, dog training expert, will explain how lure coursing works, and then the fun begins as your dog is welcome to try out this fun activity.

Free to dogs with a 2017 Jefferson County Dog Park tag, or a day pass (for the day attending). Small dogs are also welcome.

8am – 12pm

Jefferson – Jefferson County Dog Park

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.