The Green Lake area’s biggest and spookiest Halloween Costume Party—Town Square’s Spooktacular Bingo—is scheduled for Saturday evening, October 26 at 486 Hill Street in Green Lake. Doors and concessions open at 5:00 pm, game sales open at 5:30 pm and game sessions start at 6:30 pm. The otherworldly event has become a favorite way to celebrate Halloween, with $250 in cash awards for the most festive Halloween costumes sponsored by Special Properties, door prizes throughout the night, a 50-50 raffle and a chance to win the fang-tastic progressive jackpot of $600 or more.
Town Square Community Center is hosting Arnold Grummer's third annual Midwest Paper Fest throughout the month of October starting with an opening reception on Friday, October 4 from 6 -7:30 pm. A juried exhibition will follow the reception, wherein the winners of this year’s Paper Fest will be announced. The catered event is free and open to the public.
Norton Boat Works of Green Lake is partnering with Town Square Community Center once again to offer wooden boat rides on the Saturday of Harvest Fest, September 28 from 9 am to 3 pm. Boat rides are 20 minutes long and tickets will be sold by cash or check at the wharf in Deacon Mills Park for $10 each. All proceeds will benefit Green Lake’s nonprofit Town Square Community Center.
A busy Harvest Fest Saturday in Green Lake will culminate in what has traditionally been Town Square’s most attended bingo game of the year on Saturday, August 28 in Town Square Community Center’s Bingo Hall located at 492 Hill St. Players will be playing for the super progressive blackout jackpot, totaling $500 plus half of the night’s sales if bingo is won in 50 numbers or less. Doors and concessions open at 5:00 pm, game sales open at 5:30 pm and game sessions start at 6:30 pm.
A popular end-of-summer tradition is in its third year in downtown Green Lake this Saturday, August, 31. The third annual Green Lake Community Street Bash is a free street party featuring live music, food trucks, drinks and good company.
The rain-or-shine, tented event will take place overlooking the Green Lake Mill Pond on Water Street on Saturday, August 31. The event will feature four local food vendors, a cash bar, and live music by the Davidson County Band. The Davidson County Band is a six-piece, high-energy band from Chicago whose repertoire spans new country to well-known classics.
Parrotheads and Parakeets from all over the world are invited to Margaritaville Bingo on Saturday, August 31 at Town Square Community Center. Players will be playing for the super progressive blackout jackpot, totaling $1,072 plus half of the night’s sales if bingo is won in 56 numbers or less, with a consolation prize of $200. Doors and concessions open at 5:00 pm, game sales open at 5:30 pm and game sessions start at 6:30 pm.
Town Square Community Center is partnering with Gongtopia to bring a one-day gong meditation session to Green Lake on Saturday, August 17 from 1:30 to 3 pm. Advance registration is $25 or $30 the day of. Participants can register online at www.greenlakerenewal.org, by calling 920-807-0008, or by visiting the front desk at Town Square Community Center.
Starting September 11, 2019, Moraine Park Technical College will offer a five-week business startup series of classes at Town Square Community Center. Classes will run on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 8:25 pm through October 9. Interested individuals can find more information online at morainepark.edu/programs or by calling (800) 472-4554.
Back by popular demand, artist Donna Marquart will be teaching a series of stained glass art classes on Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. beginning August 6, 2019 through August 27, 2019 at Town Square Community Center in Green Lake. Participants of all skill levels can sign up for the four-week session for $100 per person, which includes most materials.
Shoreline Boat Center of Green Lake, Wisconsin just announced that its annual lake party, Boat Jam, will have to relocate to land due to imperfect lake conditions. The event will be hosted on the originally scheduled date of Sunday, July 21, 2019 but the location has changed to the Green Lake Town Square grounds.
More than 200 supporters of Town Square Community Center enjoyed a lovely evening at the White Hot Party fundraising event on Saturday, July 13 atop beautiful Sandstone Bluff overlooking majestic Green Lake at the property of the Vandervelde Family. The 2019 White Hot Party was made possible in part by generous sponsors and a team of volunteers. Special thanks go out to Co-chairs Joan Lloyd and Madden for their time and efforts to make the White Hot Party spectacular. Thank you to three local caterers, who teamed to provide food for the event: Goose Blind Grill and Bar, Horseradish Kitchen + Market, and Peppercorn Catering.
The Green Lake Bird and Nature Club will host a program at Town Square titled “The Bats of Wisconsin” on Monday, June 17 at 8:00 pm. This presentation by Tom Wagner will cover the eight species of bats found in Wisconsin, and provide information about their status and ecology, and discuss their great importance to the ecosystems of our state. He will provide information about identification, habitat, migration, and reproduction – as well as the benefits of bats to humans. Besides being voracious feeders on mosquitoes and other flying insects, they also serve an important role as seed dispersers.
Green Lake, WI –Town Square Community Center is partnering with Gongtopia to bring a one-day gong meditation session to Green Lake on Saturday, June 8 from 1:30 to 3 pm. Advance registration is $25 or $30 the day of. Participants can register online at www.greenlakerenewal.org, by calling 920-807-0008, or by visiting the front desk at Town Square Community Center.
People from the Green Lake area and beyond are invited to play for the long-lost treasure at Pirate’s Booty Bingo on Saturday, May 25 at Town Square Community Center in Downtown Green Lake. Doors and concessions open at 5:00 pm, game sales open at 5:30 pm and game sessions start at 6:30 pm. The 13-game series features a new super progressive jackpot prize of at least $600, a new speedy bingo game, two double jackpot game payouts, plus a 50/50 raffle, door prizes, and plenty of family fun. Concessions will be available for purchase, including $2 Sheboygan hot dogs, chips, beer, and wine.
Town Square Community Center is excited to bring back Camp Chocolate, a most delicious summer program and learning experience for children kindergarten through 8th grade. Three sessions will be held for separate age groups: June 11 through 14 for grades k-2, June 18 through 21 for grades 3-5, and June 25 through 28 for grades 6-8. The camp will run from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Friday. The price for the program including materials is $30 per child.
Town Square Tap, operated by Genuine Beverages, the producer of Fox Tale Genuine Craft Ginger Beer, will open this summer at Mill Pond Terrace, the new outdoor event venue overlooking the Dartford Mill Pond on the north side of Town Square. The taproom space will be located in the former Town Square garage and adjacent areas, being renovated this spring in conjunction with Mill Pond Terrace.
Larry Gundrum, who has served on Green Lake Renewal’s board of directors for the past two years, has been named executive director of Green Lake Renewal’s Town Square Community Center. He will be responsible for planning, executing and leading all Town Square initiatives, including programming, events, and project development, as well as overseeing Town Square’s Green Lake Kitchens, Green Lake Fitness and Mill Pond Terrace, the new outdoor event venue opening this summer on the north side of Town Square.
Innovation consultant Mike Maddock, in his keynote address at Green Lake Renewal’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards on April 26, will show Green Lake area businesspeople how to use disruptive tactics employed by business luminaries including Elon Musk, Oprah Winfrey and Walt Disney. His just-published book, “Plan D: Lessons from the World’s Most Successful Disruptors,” demonstrates how agility, speed and curiosity are now more important than size, and shows what the best disruptors have in common.