May 14-18 – Ride Your Bike to Work Week
Get “caught” riding your bike to work. Stop in to Quiet Hut Sports and Bicycle Wise to win prizes for going green.
Whitewater – (262) 473-0520
May 15 – Fort Atkinson Cruise Nights – Year 9
Music, food, great old cars and more!
5:30 – 8:30pm
Fort Atkinson – Jones Park, Janesville Ave (Business Hwy 26 South) – (920) 563-7501
May 17 – Third Thursday: A Poetry Event
Third Thursday is a monthly poetry reading. Each month, there will be a featured poet followed by an open mic poetry reading. All poets and poetry lovers are encouraged to attend. Those reading for the open mic do not need to read their own work. The event begins at 6pm in the FCCU Community Room.
The featured poet for May is Lisa Fishman.
Fort Atkinson – Dwight Foster Public Library – (920) 563-7790
May 17-September 24 – It’s a Banner Year in Whitewater
Check out the banners in Whitewater – this is the 2012 Annual Outdoor Community Arts Project.
Whitewater – Main Street – (920) 473-2730
May 18-20 – Hurray! For Hollywood Weekend
Roll out the red carpet as we take a stroll through movie history, both past and present. There will be movie madness games, movie trivia and maybe even an appearance by a movie star or two! Don’t forget to take the time to enjoy the beautiful star gazing under our clear blue sky. This weekend, you might even be able to see Mars!
Fort Atkinson – Jellystone Park – (920) 568-4100
May 19 – Jefferson County Dairy Breakfast
Held at the Jefferson County Fair Park Activity Center from 6am-11am. Tickets available in advance at the Chamber office (122 W. Garland Street in Jefferson).
Jefferson – 503 N. Jackson – (920) 674-4511
May 19 – Trot for the Pot
Trot for the Pot is a one-time only competitive 5k run and fun walk event put on by the Fort Atkinson Project Lead Group by way of the Fort Atkinson Chamber of Commerce. The race will start at 9:00am on Saturday, May 19th. This event is to raise money for the construction of a bathroom facility at Barrie Park in the heart of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. In addition to providing wonderful green-space and play areas for kids of all ages, the Park also has a beautiful band shell that plays host to concerts and performances. The Park is also located near the bike path.
Barrie Park is a wonderful gem in our City that needs but one thing……Hence……Trot for the Pot! The race route will include a tour down part of the bike path. Lots of great prizes and giveaways for all ages, from the most competitive of racers, to those wanting a fun leisurely stroll and for those somewhere in between. No worries, as a temporary facility will be available. It’ll be a bowl of fun!
Fort Atkinson – Barrie Park
May 19-20 – Lake Ripley Regatta
Join the Catamaran Racing Association of Wisconsin and the Lake Ripley Lodge Bed and Breakfast for the first race of the season. Come to watch or sail, no matter what you choose, you will have a great time!
Cambridge – Lake Ripley – (877) 210-6195
May 19 – Touch-a-Truck & Bike Rodeo
Join us for the ninth annual Touch-a Truck. Tour a Fire truck, semi-truck, police car, race car and tow truck – just to name a few. Don’t miss your chance to see the vehicles that fascinate you up close and hands on. This event is free. Other activities include bouncy house, face painting and balloons. Don’t forget your camera for this wonderful photo opportunity. Sponsored by Cambridge CAP and the Dane County Sheriff’s Office. 10am-12 noon
Cambridge – Cambridge High School East Parking Lot
May 19 – Optimist Club City Wide Rummage Sale
Whitewater – from 8am – 5pm.
Whitewater – old armory and throughout Whitewater
May 19 – Friends of Cambridge Library Annual Plant Sale
Enjoy the greenery and mingling with master gorwers at this annual event from 9am-3pm. Funds raised benefit the Friends of the Cambridge Library.
Cambridge – Amundson Center – 200 Spring Street