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.
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.
Green Lake area’s Diane Egbert has published a new book that contains a curated selection of postcard images drawn from her personal collection built over a dozen years, many of which date from the 1910s and 1920s. The limited-edition book, titled “Dartford Days,” has a one-time-only press run of 500 and will be available for $34 at Town Square Community Center starting Thursday, August 29.
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.
Jane Seymour will visit Green Lake on the weekend of Freeland Film Festival (September 13-15). Ms. Seymour will be speaking about a new project that her foundation is cooperating on with Freeland Foundation. This panel will be titled: Rewarding Goodness: Can the Technology Revolution Help Save the World? Stay tuned for date and time of this exciting panel discussion!
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.
More than 40 Town Square community center volunteers were recognized at the annual volunteer appreciation celebration, hosted by Green Lake Renewal Board Member Jo Ellen Madden and Ambassador Joan Lloyd. The event was held at the Greenway House Bed and Breakfast and catered by Kari Schliecher of Bliss Catering in Green Lake last Friday evening.
Fresh produce, pasture-raised pork, grass-fed beef, farm-fresh eggs, fresh-baked breads, and made-to-order foods are just some of the signature goods being offered at Town Square’s Friday markets this summer. The season, featuring over 15 new and returning vendors, will kick off Friday, May 24 at 3:00 pm on the Town Square Community Center lawn in Downtown Green Lake.
Colton Burt, a certified personal trainer and owner of Priority Fitness, will operate and manage Town Square’s Green Lake Fitness, taking over responsibility for overseeing all aspects of the downtown Green Lake 24-hour fitness and exercise facility. A native of Neshkoro, Mr. Burt has been in the fitness business since graduating from Wautoma High School and holds a certified personal training certificate from ACE—one of the country’s top, nationally-recognized certification programs.
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.
Pat Ehrenberg is exhibiting her award-winning quilts at Town Square for the fourth year. Ehrenberg has been an avid quilter for more than 30 years. Her art work has been featured throughout the world, from the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival in Washington, DC to the People’s Day Festival in Chiba, Japan.
The artists of the corner store co-op will host a holiday sale and open house on Saturday, December 15 at Town Square Community Center in Downtown Green Lake from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Special handmade holiday gift items will be on sale, including jewelry, fabric art, photos, cards and framed art. Visitors will also get a chance to create their own personalized gift tags and ornaments at the co-op’s “Make It & Take It’’ tables for a very small fee.
Town Square Community Center is hosting Arnold Grummer's second annual Midwest Paper Fest through the month of October. This show features handmade paper art from thirteen artists representing seven different states across the United States. Members of the community are encouraged to come, enjoy the art and purchase their favorite piece before the exhibit concludes. In celebration of handmade paper art, resident Artist Tanya Schwartz will be hosting papermaking workshops at a reduced price of $10 per person and include a guided tour of the exhibit through the remainder of the exhibit. Workshops must be scheduled in advance. To schedule an appointment with Tanya, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.