November Events in Jefferson County

Through December 23, 2012 – SCROOGE The Musical

For two decades The Fireside Theatre has been the number one choice for Christmas entertainment for hundreds of thousands of happy theatre-goers. So who but The Fireside could present this merry, sparkling, tuneful, boisterous, big Broadway musical version of the world’s most beloved Christmas story – Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL? Based on the popular musical movie starring Albert Finney, SCROOGE THE MUSICAL tells this time honored tale of redemption and love as only The Fireside can – with a beautiful and rousing musical score (including the well-known “Thank You Very Much”), breath-taking dancing, beautiful period costumes, uproarious comedy, and heart-warming drama – performed by some of the country’s finest Broadway and regional performers. If you have to choose only one Christmas show this season you must come see SCROOGE THE MUSICAL at The Fireside. Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun matinees arrive 10:30am, Thurs eve arrive 5:15pm, Sat eve arrive 4:45pm, Sun midday arrive 2:30pm.

Fort Atkinson – The Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Avenue
(800) 477-9505 –

November 1, 2012 – Annual Turkey Dinner

4:30-7pm at the Palmyra United Methodist Church.
Palmyra – 122 N. Fifth Street – (262) 495-2540

November 2-4, 2012 – 4th Annual Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival

Calling all poets, poetry lovers, writers, teachers, and wordsmiths. The 4th Annual Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival offers you a weekend of workshops, speakers, open mic poetry readings, round tables, landmark tours, and the infamous Poetry Cafe. The Festival honors local Fort Atkinson poet Lorine Niedecker (1903-1970), a twentieth-century, American poet often identified with the Objectivists. Living most of her life on the shores of the Rock River near Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, she is perhaps best known as a poet of place who wrote about the Blackhawk Island that she loved. All Festival events are free, some require registration. Social events, informal gatherings and workshops will begin Friday evening and carry on through Sunday afternoon.Fort Atkinson – Downtown Fort Atkinson including Dwight Foster Library, Hoard Historical Museum, and Cafe Carp.
(920) 563-7790 –

November 3, 2012 – Friends of Cambridge Library Folk Craft Fair

Shop for that perfect holiday gift. There will be over 90 crafters with food, bake sale, large raffle and more. 9am-3pm.Cambridge High School – 403 Church Street
(608) 423-3900 –

November 3, 2012 – Matthew West “Into the Light” Tour

The “Into the Light” tour, featuring Matthew West, is coming to the Jefferson High School Auditorium (also known as the Council for the Performing Arts) on November 3rd at 7pm. Also appearing are Mikeschair and Lindsay McCaul, also featuring Everfound! This is a rare and wonderful local opportunity to attend a performance by several of the most nationally acclaimed contemporary singers and songwriters of our time.Tickets can be purchased by calling the Thrivent office at (262) 567-2940.
Jefferson High School Auditorium –

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.