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March 2022

BETTY CROCKER: The Cookbook that Changed how America Cooks

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March 9
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Jacob Henry Mansion in Joliet, IL Long before Martha Stewart, there was Betty Crocker. In 1950, her brand-new Picture Cook Book hit shelves, with sales that rivalled that of another big book, The Bible. To date, it has sold more than 75 million copies. Created in 1921 by a flour company, Betty Crocker became the most and most trusted advisor to American cooks. This fun illustrated lecture by historian Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., looks at how Betty Crocker was invented, why…

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You’ve Got A Friend: Carol King & James Taylor Tribute

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March 20
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Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove, WI Celebrate two legendary singer/songwriters of the Baby Boom generation. Compositions include: “I Feel The Earth Move;” “Fire and Rain;” and “It’s Too Late." King is regarded as one of the most significant and influential musicians of all-time and the most successful female songwriter of the latter half of the 20th century. Taylor, a six-time Grammy Award winner is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 100 million records…

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The Sound of Music

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March 24
Fireside Dinner Theatre Fort Atkinson, WI United States + Google Map
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Fireside Dinner Theater, Fort Atkinson, WI Based on a true story set in Austria in 1938, THE SOUND OF MUSIC tells of a detour on Maria Rainier’s journey to become a nun. Recognizing that Maria is not yet ready for religious life, Mother Abbess sends her to be the governess for the seven children of a widowed naval officer. Finding the household strictly run like one of his ships, Maria reintroduces music and warmth and quickly charms both the children…

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April 2022

Home & Garden Show

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April 1
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Exposition Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park Get inspired at this year’s Home & Garden Show near Milwaukee. There’s no better place to learn about all the hottest home improvement tips and trends. Whether you are looking to find inspiration for your outdoor living spaces or simply want a sneak peek into spring, look no further than the Garden Promenade displays. Boasting more than 10,000 sq. ft. of space, wander through the showcase of ten elaborately-designed landscape displays and take…

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UW Band Spring Concert

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April 30
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DATES & RATES to be determined! Like many events the UW Band Spring Concert was cancelled in 2020 & 2021 due to Covid. At the time of this printing we anticipate the 2022 UW Band Concert will take place but no dates have been announced. Normally we would attend a Thursday evening performance in mid-April. If you are interested in joining us let us know so we can add you to “the list”. Once the date, price and other details…

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May 2022

Springtime Mystery

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May 6
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If you relish or are even mildly interested in gardening, beautiful landscapes, shopping, and amazing food you will absolutely LOVE this Mystery Tour. We’ll welcome a local step-on guide who will lead us in exploring this remarkable area of Wisconsin. Our guide’s knowledge, insights and connections will make this a truly unique experience. We’ll visit a number of gardening and nursery related sites with plenty of shopping and purchasing opportunities. There is room for your purchase in the basement of…

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Nancy Zieman Sew * Quilt * Create * Event

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May 13
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Nancy Zieman (June 21, 1953 – November 14, 2017) was an American author, designer, businesswoman, TV producer, blogger and national sewing authority, and host of the popular public television show “Sewing With Nancy®”. Nancy Zieman Productions (Team NZP) is honored to carry on Nancy’s legacy and love of sewing and quilting in part through an Annual Sew, Quilt & Create Weekend. This special event consists of Sewing Seminars and Classes, Sit & Sew Workshops, Fun-to-Sew Project Classes and Event Sales…

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Disney’s FROZEN

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May 22
Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Appleton, WI United States + Google Map
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Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton FROZEN is an unforgettable, magical adventure, which Newsday calls, “A serious megahit with amazing special effects, eye-popping costumes, and incredible performances.” It’s a theatrical experience like no other, so let yourself go. FROZEN is an all-new production created for the stage by an award-winning creative team. It features the songs you know and love from the original film plus an expanded score with a dozen new musical numbers. Disney recommends its productions for…

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A Mighty Fortress Is Our Basement

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May 29
Fireside Dinner Theatre Fort Atkinson, WI United States + Google Map

Fireside Dinner Theater, Fort Atkinson, WI In this installment of The Church Basement Ladies series, the year is 1960 and a reformation is underway. Beverly gets her first pair of high heels for confirmation. Mrs. Snustad wins top honors at the County Fair for her Grand Champion pickles. Mavis must find a way to deal with the new Super Highway that cuts through her farm. Karin finds freedom behind the wheel of her husband’s pickup truck. And Pastor has found…

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June 2022

Queens Of Country

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June 2
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White Pines Playhouse Near Oregon, Il This trip sold out in 2020 but Covid cancelled our trip. Don’t wait to sign up this year – spots are limited! White Pines Playhouse (1 hour southwest of Rockford) presents the Queens of Country Tribute Show, an afternoon of entertainment full of iconic Country music spanning more than six decades. Wendy Engler performs as modern icons Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire, while Jilla Webb presents the legendary Patsy Cline. Wendy and Jilla travel…

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