~ Blackhawk Technical College has some interesting community education classes starting next week.
- Inspired Art, Drawing People, or Pen and Watercolor Fundamentals,
- Quickbooks, Access, Skype , or Social Networking,
- Cake Decorating,
- Organic Gardening, or Plan Your Herb Garden,
- Conversational Spanish,
- Sustainable Building: Green Design Basics with LEED principles are all starting in the next two weeks.
~ Stop in at the Historic Courthouse in Monroe for a free Valentine's Day cookies anytime between the 11th and the 14th. Sponsored by Monroe Main Street.
~ The Albany Lions club are having a Pancake Day on Saturday at their building in Albany.
~ Local singer/songwriter Beth Kille (of Clear Blue Betty fame)is playing a solo show on Saturday evening at Toffler's in New Glarus starting at 9 pm. No cover charge.
~ Oakdale Nature Preserve in Freeport has a family day this Sunday from 1 until 4 pm. The theme this month is Bluebirds. There will be nature play, puppets, puzzles and activities for all ages at this free will donation event.
~ The YPs of Green County have another business showcase, this time at Studio M in Monroe. Go there on Monday, February 15 at 5:30 pm. Meghan and Molly will discuss the studio from 5:45 until 6:15, and the YPs can watch the a Tap Dance class starting at 6:15.
~ Monroe Arts Center is sponsoring another Poetry on Tap event at the Lazy Mutt Lounge (in Minhas Brewery) in Monroe. This free event is on February 18, starting at 7 pm.
~ The Friends of Browntown Cadiz Springs State Recreation Area have partnered with Brennan's Market and Monroe Sign Design to bring us the Snowshoe Walk and Wine Tasting on February 20. Snowshoe your way through the park to three different tasting stations, and you can taste 9 wines in all. Hot cocoa and hot cider will also be available at this family friendly event. Tickets are $20 per person, $30 per family, and the event starts at noon. Call Larry at 608-558-2289 for tickets and information. The proceeds will go towards new playground equipment.
~ Also next weekend in the Monroe Theatre Guild's Pirate Night. Bill Rients and his scurvy dogs will provide an evening of swashbuckling pirate music at the Stage building on Monroe. Tickets are $10, with free floor seats for kids under 12. If you want to purchase tickets, give us a call or text at 214-5796.