SUMMER HAPPENINGS

BRILLION
June 10, Brat Fry for Honor Flight Program, Bakkheia Wine and Spirits, 920-378-7271. www.bakkheiabrillion.com
June 9-11 Brillion-Fest, Peters Park
June 26, Sundae on the Farm, 11am-3pm, Dallmann East River Dairy LLC, www.travelcalumet.com.

CHILTON
May 24, Calumet Medical Center Blood Drive, 6am-noon, 920-849-7521 or visit www.save3lives.org
June 10-12, Kid's weekend, Lakeview Campground
June 16-19, Chilton Summer Festival, www.chiltonchamber.com
June 17-19, Western Weekend, Lakeview Campground
July 15-17, Annual Craft & Vender Weekend, Lakeview Campground
July 19, Progressive Agriculture Safety Day, Calumet County Fairgrounds, 8am-4:30pm
July 22-24, Christmas in July, Lakeview Campground
July 26, Calumet Medical Center Blood Drive, 6am-noon, 920-849-7521 or visit www.save3lives.org
July 29-31, Packer Weekend, Lakeview Campground
Aug 5-7, Luau Weekend, Lakeview Campground
Aug 7, Escarpment Bike Tour, Ledge View Nature Center, Chilton, ledge@co.calumet.wi.us 920-849-7094

ELKHART LAKE
June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 6, 13, 20, 27, Sept 3, 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, Elkhart Lake Farmers Market, 8:30am-12:30pm
July 1-4, Elkhart Lake Fireman’s Independence Day Weekend, Fireman’s Park, Sunday Parade, 11:30am

FOND DU LAC
June 26, Breakfast on the Farm, J&J Pickart Dairy, LLC, Malone, 8am-noon

GREENBUSH
June 12, Historic Baseball Sunday, Wade House, 1:30pm
July 24, Historic Baseball Sunday, Wade House, 1:30pm

HILBERT
Aug 19, 20, Voices of Peace Gospel Music Fest, Hilbert Civic Park

KIEL
June 10, German Day, Kiel City Park, Food and beverage, 11am
June 15, Kiel Municipal Band Concert, Kiel City Park, 7pm
June 29, Kiel Municipal Band Patriotic Concert, Kiel City Park, 7pm
July 4, Kiel Municipal Band Patriotic Concert Kohler Ravine Park, 8pm
Aug 3, Kiel Municipal Band Concert, Kiel City Park, 7pm
Aug 11-14, Kiel Community Picnic, 6pm, Kiel City Park, parade Sun 11:30am
Aug 12, Kiel Municipal Band Picnic Concert, Kiel City Park, 7pm

MANITOWOC
June 11, 26th Annual Manitowoc Garden Fair, Washington Park Downtown, 10am-3:30pm

NEW HOLSTEIN
July 7-10, New Holstein’s Firemen’s Picnic, parade Sunday 11am, Civic Park
July 24, Airport Day, New Holstein Municipal Airport, 7am-3pm
July 29, Deals by Day/Night on the Town, info@newholsteinchamber.com
Aug 21, Arts & Crafts Fair, Civic Park, 9am-3pm

PLYMOUTH
May 6, Stained Glass Mosaics with Judy Klein, 5:30-8pm. Seranya Studios Art Boutique, 920-893-9000
May 6, First Friday-Adult Coloring Club, Seranya Studios Art Boutique, 10am, 920-893-9000
May 13, Polymer Clay with Judy Klein, Seranya Studios Art Boutique, 5:30-8:30pm, 920-893-9000
May 14, Wisconsin Open House-Historic Plymouth. Featuring the Seranya Studios location at Historic Cheese Exchange Building & city-wide events, 10am-5pm, 920-893-9000
May 14, Wonderful Words-A Gathering of Local Author’s Signing Party, Seranya Studios Art Boutique, 10am-4pm, 920-893-9000
May 14, Purses, Paint & Pastry Party with Susan, Seranya Studios Art Boutique, 1-4pm, 920-893-9000
May 20, Wine glass painting with Susan Radke, Seranya Studios Art Boutique, 7pm, 920-893-9000
May 20-July 15, “Alive in the Arts” display, Plymouth Arts Center
May 23, Artist's Workshops & Roundtable Discussions, Seranya Studios Art Boutique, 6:30pm, 920-893-9000
May 24, Cooking with Vasileois featuring pure Paeleon Olive Oils, Seranya Studios Art Boutique, 7pm, 920-893-9000
May 26, Plymouth Chamber Business Connections, Seranya Studios Art Boutique, 5-7pm, 920-893-9000
June 3, 4, 5, Northern Moraine Art Tour featuring Kathy Cooney, Susan Radke & Richard Rooker, Seranya Studios Art Boutique, 920-893-9000
June 3, 4, 5, 2nd Annual Northern Moraine Spring Art Tour, Plymouth Arts Center, Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm
June 10, Stained glass mosaics with Judy Klein, Seranya Studios Art Boutique, 5:30-8pm, 920-893-9000
June 13, Taste of Plymouth, Downtown Plymouth
June 16, Art & Vino at Pourvino featuring Seranya Artist Susan Radke, Seranya Studios Art Boutique, 7pm, 920-893-9000
June 23, Purses, Paint & Pastry Party with Susan, Seranya Studios Art Boutique, 7pm, 920-893-9000
June 24, Glass painting party, 7-9pm, Seranya Studios Art Boutique, 920-893-9000
June 27, Artist’s Workshops & Roundtable Discussions, Seranya Studios Art Boutique, 6:30pm, 920-893-9000
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & Aug 5, 19, 26, “Mill Street Live” Summer Musical Series 8, Plymouth Arts Center, 7:30pm
July 9, Seranya Studios' Famous Anniversary Party - during Plymouth Mill Street Festival, 9am-4pm
July 9, Mill Street Festival, 9am-4pm. www.plymouthwisconsin.com
July 22- Aug 5, Lori Beringer Student/Faculty Art Show, Plymouth Arts Center
July 23, “Kid’s from Wisconsin” performance at Plymouth High School, 7pm
July 23, “Kid’s from Wisconsin” outreach, kids ages 7-13, Plymouth High School, 3:30-4:30pm
Aug 12, 13th Annual Cheese Capital Jazz & Blues Crawl for the Arts, 4pm-12:30am
Aug 12-Oct 7, "Critters", Media on display at Plymouth Arts Center

SHEBOYGAN FALLS
July 3, Ducktona 500 Car & Antique Boat show & Duck Race, River Park, 10am-5pm. www.sheboyganfalls.org

COLORAMA—Mother Nature offers the Spectacular!

COLORAMA—Mother Nature  offers the Spectacular!
Finding the best of the fall colorama season can be a bit elusive. If you have ever planned a fall trip, vacation, or even a day out in the colors, you know it can be a gamble.
But, when the stars line up: the right number of warm days and cool nights, the right levels of sugar produced, the right amounts of moisture, a great color season is in store for all.
2014 provided one of the best color seasons in recent memory, but its not always predictable. Sometimes, the only way to capture the best of the fall color season is to move around a bit.
In the upper Midwest, leaf color can lasts for at least six weeks — or make that eight, if you start counting with the early red sumac turning colors.
Maples are the first leaves to show color, then popple and oak. Tamarack needles offer the late season blush of yellow and gold.
Late September is peak in the inland forests — Chequamegon and Nicolet in Wisconsin, Ottawa and Hiawatha in the Upper Peninsula — and it comes a week later along the shoreline of Lake Superior.
Leaves turn later the farther south you go, except on such peninsulas as Door County, wrapped by the heat-retaining waters of Lake Michigan. There, peak may come as late as the third weekend in October.
In southern Wisconsin, oaks turn warm shades and often keep their leaves well into November.
In Milwaukee, willows along Lake Michigan can remain a glowing gold into the second weekend of November.
Serious color, those glowing orange/red hues really come into bloom in northern inland forests the last week in November. You might want to catch one of the waterfall hikes Nicolet National Forest in northeast Wisconsin, around Florence and Marinette.
The Upper Peninsula of Michigan has perhaps the best color of all; the inland trees should be vivid in the Porcupines, around Ironwood and in Ottawa National Forest east of Ironwood.
During the first week in October, the peak is usually on across the north woods.
 Cable is one of the region’s best places to see it. Pick up a map of three fall-color driving routes on marked roads.
In Michigan’s Porcupines, the Escarpment Trail from Lake of the Clouds is one of the premiere hikes.

Door County usually peaks the second week in October. The Green Bay side of the peninsula has the most color to offer.
Inland roads are also good such as the ones connecting Baileys Harbor to Ephraim and to Fish Creek.
The heavily wooded Ellison Bluff Park, just west of Ellison Bay, and the Mink River Estuary, near Rowleys Bay offer good hiking spots. Eagle’s bluff south of Ephraim is always a great place to visit.
In southwest Wisconsin the Great River State Trail, which starts in Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge and heads south to Onalaska through the bottomlands of the Upper Mississippi River Wildlife and Fish Refuge offers gorgeous views of the Mississippi River Valley.
By the third week in October, the colors will be mostly yellows.
In the north woods, most of the color will be yellow. In boggy areas across northern Wisconsin, especially in Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, tamaracks will be at peak and glowing gold.
On hiking trails, color will be found on the forest floor already blown down from the trees above.
By the fourth week of October, your best chance to see color is those places closest to Lake Michigan, as the water temperatures slow the approaching winter.
Willows will turn their colors two weeks later than other trees in the Milwaukee area. If you still want more color at that time, your best bet may be to head south. Try following the Mississippi River, where the warmer air means trees will still be turning colors.
And anywhere along Lake Michigan is a good bet — its warm waters slow the approach of winter along its shores. Try bicycling along the lakeshore around Milwaukee, where willows turn golden two weeks later than other trees.
After that, head south, along the Mississippi on the Great River Road and into Missouri, where the air will be warmer and the trees still turning.
You can catch an up-to-the-minute report on fall color progress at the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s website.
http://www.travelwisconsin.com/fall-color-report. read more