Through October 27, 2013 – ONCE UPON A MATTRESS 

Once Upon a MattressMany moons ago in a far off place, lived a handsome prince with a gloomy face . . . For he could not find a bride.

The Princess and the Pea is one of the best known fairy tales of all. You may think you know this time honored tale but let us tell you the real story in one of Broadway’s happiest shows and one of The Fireside’s most popular productions in our history  – ONCE UPON A MATTRESS. This show turns that well known fairy tale on its ear with the story of Princess Winifred of the swamps and Prince Dauntless the Drab and their up and down, inside-out love story. Naturally the course of true love never runs smoothly when you have a domineering mother, a conniving wizard, a mute king, and a court full of knights and ladies desperate to get married. Delightful music, beautiful period costumes, and knee-slapping, rib-tickling comedy will fill the theatre with happiness and joy! This is the show that made Carol Burnett a star. When you see ONCE UPON A MATTRESS you’ll understand why it has become our most requested show!

Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday Matinee arrival 10:30am, Thursday & Saturday Evening arrival 5:00pm, Sunday midday 2:30pm.

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



Through October 26, 2013 – Cows: A Closer Look – Photographic Exhibit 

Paul Thoreson CowsWisconsin fine art photographer, Paul Thoresen, shares his striking black and white photographs of the Holstein dairy cows living on three family farms within a mile of Thoresen’s home near Paoli, Wisconsin, south of Madison. These photos are part of a ten year study of these animals. This exhibit is an invitation to know and appreciate cows more deeply. These photos will show in the museum’s Jones Family Gallery through Saturday, October 26, 2013. AT that time, many if not all of the photos will be relocated on the museum’s second floor, in the Luella Hoard Gallery through the close of 2013.

Hoard Historical Museum – 401 Whitewater Avenue – Fort Atkinson  920-563-7769



October 5-6, 2013 – Rock & Gem Society

Rock, Gem, & Mineral Show. Food available. There will also be a WIHA horse show at the north end of the fair park.

Jefferson County Fair Park – 503 N. Jackson Ave.  



October 5-6, 2013 – WIHA District #2 Horse Show

Two-day Wisconsin Interscholastic High School Association Horse show Competition.

Jefferson County Fair Park – 503 N. Jackson Ave.  



October 5, 2013 – Run From the Cops

The Run from the Cops is a 10k run, 5k run/walk and 1-mile youth run sponsored by the Coordinated Community Response Team on Domestic Violence in partnership with the Watertown Police Department and Watertown Regional Medical Center.

Run from the Cops offers something for runners of all levels… and it is chip timed. Whether you’re a competitive distance runner or want to walk with your kids in their stroller, we encourage everyone to get involved. Join us for a great run that supports a great cause! And of course, enjoy donuts along the way!


Watertown – 106 Jones St.

Run Cops



October 5, 2013 – Autumn Fest in Jefferson

Autumn Fest in Jefferson! Come be our guest – sales, vendors on the street, horse drawn wagon rides.  Fall citywide rummage sale.  Sponsored by the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce.

9:00 am

Jefferson, WI



October 6, 2013 – Cars & Coffee

Cars CoffeeIt’s the last Cars & Coffee of the 2013 season!

Welcome to 2shores Sunday “Cars and Coffee”. You’ve probably either heard of it or have been to it. It is the fastest growing classic car meet in the Midwest. Our fourth season, 2012, was awesome, thanks to all of you bringing your rockin’ cars out! The gathering is open to classic and collector car enthusiast from all makes and models. We’d like to invite everybody with a passion for exciting automobiles to come, bring a car and enjoy the meeting. Our store neighbor “Sweet Lips” is offering a full Italian coffee bar for a strong and delicious brew needed in the morning.

Our emphasis is to share the passion for cars, mingle with like-minded car nuts and enjoy our automobiles. The 2013 Super Cars & Coffee (Concours on the Green), held in September, was a great success. We want to thank you all for bringing your wonderful cars and supporting the event!

We meet at our Showroom on 119 Church Street, Lake Mills, WI 53551. Lake Mills is conveniently located right off I-94, just a short 20 minutes East of Madison and about 45 minutes West of Milwaukee.

DIRECTIONS: There is ample parking at and around our showroom. We never know if the weather will co-operate but the meetings take place “rain or shine”, so please pay us a visit. If you want to be included on the 2shores Sunday “Cars and coffee” mailers, send us a quick email and we will include you on our list.

8am – 11am

Lake Mills – 119 Church Street




October 6, 2013 – Fall Festival of Color

fall craft fairOver 130 vendors will be selling pumpkins, gourds, mums, crafts, artwork, and jewelry.  A large variety of food vendors can also be found in the park, all of which are local nonprofit organizations.

Back by popular demand will be the musical group Borderlands.

This is a great community event for all ages

9am to 3pm

Lake Mills – downtown, Commons 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.