November 10, 2012 – Street Corner Symphony

The Council for the Performing Arts is excited to welcome Street Corner Symphony, from “The Sing-Off” Season 2. The members are from all over the Southeast US and are proud to call Nashville, TN their home base. The group was formed in May of 2010 for the sole purpose of winning The Sing Off. SCS brings a concert of unique, laid-back, southern soul music is sure to please everyone in your household. Concert is at 7pm. Ticket prices: Adults – $32; Seniors – $29; Students – $15. Please call the Council for the Performing Arts for ticket information or visit their website.
Jefferson – 700 W. Milwaukee Street
(920) 674-2179 –

November 10, 2012 – A Walk in the Park

Join the Jefferson County Parks Department at the Dr. J.S. Garman Nature Preserve in Waterloo on Saturday, November 10 at 10am for a guided walk in the park with presentations by Jefferson County parks staff and Dr. Kira Kaufmann of UW Milwaukee. The event is a celebration of the Native American conical mounds located at the preserve that have been recently re-stabilized. Parks staff will be on hand to answer questions about the preserve’s future management plans, and to provide insight into the preserve’s natural communities. Dr. Kaufmann will be presenting material on the preserve’s conical mounds and the culture that created them. She will also provide information on research that has been done on the mounds at the preserve.
Those interested in attending should meet in the parking area of the preserve at 10am on the 10th. In the unlikely case of rain or snow, the walk will e canceled and re-scheduled for another day.
Waterloo – Garman Nature Preserve 
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November 10, 2012 – Holiday Parade

A lighted parade culminating with chili sampling in the Municipal Building and the arrival of Santa.
Fort Atkinson – Downtown Fort Atkinson
(920) 563-3210 –

November 15, 2012 – Golden Dragon Acrobats

Are you interested in a night of awe-inspiring feats, beautiful costumes, and amazing acrobatics? Then this is a performance not to miss! The award winning, talented artists of the Golden Dragon Acrobats leap onto the Young Auditorium stage Thursday, November 15 at 7:30pm. They will perform traditional acrobatics from twenty-five centuries ago, venturing back to ancient Chinese traditions.
Whitewater – Young Auditorium
(262) 472-5705 –


November 15, 2012 – Taste of Home Cooking Show

Cooking Demonstrations by Taste of Home Staff and Local Vendor Booths Provide Fun and Excitement!
The famed Taste of Home Cooking School, attended by nearly 5 million people over the last 20 years, is coming to Jefferson! So grab your spatula, as well as family, friends, and neighbors, and join us for a fun-filled cooking experience on Thursday, November 15 at the Jefferson County Fairpark Activity Center. The Taste of Home Cooking School is one event you don’t want to miss! Doors Open at 3:00 p.m., show starts at 6:30pm.

Every year, more than 300 Taste of Home Cooking School events attract up to 300,000 people. With cooking demonstrations by the Taste of Home team, led by Karen Davis, attendees will learn seasonal recipes that are perfect for every holiday and occasion, and every skill level. Like all Taste of Home recipes, these recipes were shared by people who cook at home as a way to bring family and friends together, and can be made with readily available ingredients to create memorable meal moments. Plus, learn tips and tricks that will help you save time and make the most of your cooking experience. It’s no wonder why 50 percent of Cooking School attendees return annually, and one in ten seek out more than one Cooking School each year.

Come early to the show to visit booths hosted by local vendors. Doors open at 3:00 p.m. Concessions available by Rivers Edge and Vetro Winery. Marketplace includes home based businesses, crafters, home vendors and so much more. Play Word Search, and “What is it Games” for chance to win Taste Of Home Cookbooks. Donate non-perishable food items and receive even more chances to win. You’ll receive a gift bag with coupons and samples. Your ticket is entered in to win great prizes, such as the dishes prepared on stage during the show, a $500 Shopping Spree from Felton Electric and Appliances, an opportunity to watch the show from the best seat in the house and one of two $250 shopping sprees sponsored by American Wholesale Furniture and Furnish 1-2-3. Vos’ Sentry Foods our grocery sponsor will be giving away six Sentry recycled bags filled with various products. You could also win the countertop used during the show, provided by McDermott Top Shop.

Tickets are $12 General Seating and $35 reserved seating. Reserved seating includes Taste of Home Cookbook (Value $34.99) and Vos’ Sentry recycle grocery bag and is limited to 100 seats. General admission tickets will be available at the door for $15. To pick up your advance tickets locally see Felton Appliances and Electronics, 125 N. Main Street, Jefferson; Vos’ Sentry Foods, 328 Washington Street, American Wholesale Furniture, 903 S. Madison Avenue, both in Fort Atkinson; Furnish 1-2-3, 106 Stimpson Street, Watertown and at the Living Jefferson County Advertiser office at W4540 Linmar Lane, Johnson Creek. Or order by phone by calling 920-674-2672.

Jefferson – Jefferson County Fair Park Activity Center
(920) 674-2679 –

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.