October 12, 2011 – “Blast!”Blast

A Broadway show in Whitewater! Listen to 35 brass, percussion and visual performers brought together in a unique explosion of music and theatre. 7:30pm

General Public – $44 – $34 – $24; Students – $22 – $17 – $12

Whitewater – Young Auditorium, 930 W. Main St.

(262) 472-2222


October 14 – 23, 2011 – Powers Memorial Library Book Sale

1pm; Bag sale starts Oct. 18th-23rd

Palmyra – Powers Memorial Library 115 W. Main St.

(262) 495-4605 – http://www.palmyra.lib.wi.us

October 14 – 16, 2011 – 3rd Annual Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival

Calling all poets, poetry lovers, writers, English teachers,Lorine Neidecker educators, and wordsmiths. The 3rd Annual Lorine Niedecker Wisconsin Poetry Festival offers you a weekend full of workshops, speakers, open poetry readings, round tables, landmark tours, and the infamous writers cafe. The festival is in honor of local Fort Atkinson poet Lorine Niedecker (1903-1970), a twentieth-century, second-wave, Modern 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.

Registrations are available online. You may also register the day of for the entire weekend or daily.

Social events, informal gatherings and workshops will begin Friday evening and carry on through Sunday afternoon.

Downtown Fort Atkinson including: Dwight Foster Library, Hoard Historical Museum, Cafe Carpe, and The Velvet Lips http://www.lorineniedecker.org

October 14 – 22, 2011 – “The Altos: Like the Sopranos, only Lower”

altosAn Interactive Musical Comedy Mystery Spoof of the famous HBO series. Meet the family that inspired it all, the Altos. It’s Tony’s funeral (or is it?) and his wife Toffee has invited you to the wake. Chris wants you should check your weapons at the door (and if you don’t have any, he’s got extras!) Uncle Senior has a rigged dice game going and Tony’s Ma is – well – just nuts. Tony’s shrink Dr. Malaise is giving free analysis and the Father isn’t sure what he is doing! But one thing is for sure, almost no one seems sad that Tony is gone and they certainly don’t seem happy once he’s discovered alive. Be prepared to dodge bullets, laugh at the songs and see if you can’t figure out who put a contract out on Tony!

Show Dates – October 14th & 15th and October 20th, 21st & 22nd

Shows on October 15th, 20th & 22nd – $15 per person for play only. Doors open at 7pm and show starts at 7:30pm.

Friday Dinner Shows – October 14th & 21st – Dinner starts at 6:30pm, $28 per person includes dinner and play. Dinner includes: Italian salad, seasoned breadsticks, pasta bar and a delicious dessert. Dinner includes water; soda and wine available for purchase.

Lake Mills – Lewis Station Winery, 216 N. Main Street Lake Mills

(920) 648-5481 – http://www.lewisstationwinery.com

October 15, 2011 – Jefferson County Snowmobile Alliance 10th Annual Indoor Vintage & Antique Snowmobile Show: Outdoor Vintage Grass Drags & Swap Meet

New: Can bring 1985 and older sleds to show and grass drags; Snowmobile Show back in the Activity Center; and improved racing track for event in 2011. Sponsored by the Jefferson County Snowmobile Alliance as a fundraiser to help maintain area snowmobile trails, etc.

Participant gate opens at 7am. Open to public at 9am until approximately 4pm.

Gate Fee is $5.00. Children under 10 Free. Food & beverages available.

For more information see website or call Sherman 920-648-2531 (show), Dick 262-949-2059 (swap) or Todd 920-648-4080 (drag).

Jefferson – Jefferson Fair Park, 503 N. Jackson Avenue

(920) 648-4080 – http://www.jcsawi.org

October 15, 2011 – AAA Member Appreciation Day at Johnson Creek Premium Outlets

AAA members are invited to “Show Their Card & Save” 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://www.premiumoutlets.com/johnsoncreek

October 15, 2011 – Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) State Marching Band Competition

High school bands from across the state march onto the field in hopes of winning the annual WSMA State Marching Band Competition and hold the title for the next year. Come experience a different kind of competition!

Whitewater – UW-Whitewater Perkins Stadium

(608) 850-3566 – http://www.wsmamusic.org

October 16, 2011 – Bridal Fair

The event date and time are still being worked out but be sure to keep looking for more updates!

From the dress, to the romantic honeymoon, with over 50 vendors, you can find all the elements you need to make your wedding dreams come true!

Whitewater – UW-Whitewater Hamilton Room

(262) 473-4005 – http://www.whitewaterchamber.com/

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.