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FEBRUARY 2018
 
Where's the Snow?
We have the cold, but not much snow...
 
 
It's been a dry, but cold, Wisconsin winter so far. What will February bring?
No matter what, Jefferson County has fun indoor and outdoor activities for you to enjoy this month.  
 
Jefferson County Discounts
Have you checked out all of the great discounts offered in Jefferson County? From restaurants to B&Bs, from hotels to theater, to shopping shopping shopping - we have it all!
 
Here is just a sample of what you will find on our discount page.  
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
February in Jefferson County
(please double-check our website to verify dates and times)
Through February 18, 2018 - Yeston & Kopit's Phantom
 
 
For over a century, audiences have been captivated by the tragic story of the disfigured genius who makes his home in the cavernous underground of the Paris Opera House and falls in love with Christine - the beautiful soprano he can never have. Hailed as "the finest PHANTOM of them all," Arthur Kopit and Maury Yeston's moving presentation digs deep into the life of this tortured soul in a show filled with romance and mystery, thrills and excitement, colors and humor, and of course, their lyrical and luxurious music. Your heart races, your soul soars, and you fall in love all over again. It is, quite simply, an unforgettable theatrical experience!
 
Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday
 
Fort Atkinson - The Fireside Dinner Theatre -
1131 Janesville Avenue
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February 1-22, 2018 - Adulting 101
 
Every Thursday this February, your teen can come to the Powers Memorial Library in Palmyra to learn necessary skills to help them navigate real life. We'll cover money basics, moving out, home repair, and kitchen basics. This program is part of the Libraries Transform initiative at area libraries; attend three or more Libraries Transform programs to win a prize.
 
 
6:00pm
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February 3, 2018 - Mini Winter Farmers' Market - Fort Atkinson
 
Join us for the 4th Annual Mini-Winter Farmers Market at the Fort Atkinson Club from 9am-12pm featuring local food vendors. Stock up on fresh produce, cheese, honey, maple syrup, baked goods, scones, butter, eggs, chicken, beef, potatoes, winter squash and more!  Mini-Winter Farmers Markets are held the first Saturday of the month through April.
 
9am-12pm
 
Fort Atkinson - Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce - 211 S. Water Street East
 
 
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February 2 & 3, 2018 - Knickerbocker Ice Festival
 
Cure your cabin fever and come to Lake Mills Friday night, 2/2 and all day Saturday, 2/3 for a fun and family-friendly winter festival. Candlelight skiing, Trivia and and art show Friday night; ice sculptures, fisheree, park games, a chili contest, bags tournament and lots more on Saturday.  (Note: Ice Golf, Softball, Ice Skating Rink and morning games in Commons Park have been canceled this year due to lack of snow.) 
 
6-9pm Friday
6am to 5pm Saturday 
 
Lake Mills - downtown 
 www.LegendaryLakeMills.com
for a complete list of activities
920-648-6721

 
 
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February 3, 2018 - Take Your Child to the Library Day
 
Take your little one to the Karl Junginger Memorial Library in Waterloo for crafts, a scavenger hunt, photo booth, refreshments, and more! This program is part of the Libraries Transform initiative at area libraries; attend three or more Libraries Transform programs to win a prize.
 
 
12-3pm
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February 5, 2018 - Family Food Challenge
 
Create a...masterpiece at the Jefferson Public Library! Participants will receive a supply of food items to craft an edible surprise. These will be tasted and judged for flavor, creativity, and maximum use of ingredients. This program is part of the Libraries Transform initiative at area libraries; attend three or more Libraries Transform programs to win a prize.  
 

5:30-7pm
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February 10, 2018 - Comedy Night in Watertown!
 
 
Watertown Challenge Association presents Comedy Night!  Enjoy headliners Frank Roche and Lee Lycan at the Watertown Elks Lodge. Must be 18+ to enter.
 
6pm
 
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February 10, 2018 - Dip for Dozer Plunge into Lake Ripley
 
 
 
Dozens of Dippers jump in the lake to raise funds and have fun in this annual Cambridge tradition! The Dip for Dozer is the primary fund raising event for the Dozer 52 Football Scholarship Fund, established in memory of Dustin "Dozer" Zuelsdorf. Since its establishment in 2004, the Dozer 52 Football Scholarship Fund has provided over $110,000 in scholarships to 54 Cambridge students! 
Dip registration and events begin at 11 :30 am. Register at the lake or at Lake Ripley Lanes. Dipping starts promptly at 1 pm.
 
Events on the ice include:
  • Ice Sculpting
  • Turkey Bowling
  • Costume Contests
  • Hot Food and more!
Fun continues at Rockdale Bar & Grill: Meat and basket raffles begin at 3pm.
 
Cambridge Gridiron Club will benefit from basket raffle proceeds. Awards for the most Dip pledges raised and the Dip Costume Contest at 6pm. Live music by The Visitors at 7pm.
 
Proceeds from the Dip for Dozer pledges benefit the Dozer 52 Football Scholarship Fund, a nonprofit fund of the Cambridge Athletic Booster Club.
 
11am-4pm
 
Cambridge - Lake Ripley Park - N4310 Park Road
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February 12, 2018 - A World Gone Mad: World War II
 
Historian Jim Gibbons will be at the Watertown Public Library to take the audience through one of the most catastrophic wars in our nation's history, World War II. This program is part of the Libraries Transform initiative at area libraries; attend three or more Libraries Transform programs to win a prize.
 
 
6pm
 
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February 14, 2018 - Third Lake Trio
 
 
A Valentine evening includes fabulous classical music, wine, hors d'oeuvres, silent auction Valentine gifts and more!
 
6pm
 
Jefferson - Jefferson High School Auditorium - 700 W. Milwaukee Street
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February 15, 2018 - Fantastic Maps to Fantastic Places
 
From Game of Thrones to Lord of the Rings, maps are portals to fantastic realms, people, and creatures. Join Heather Henry at the L.D. Fargo Public Library in Lake Mills for an exploration of how they work and what they mean. This program is part of the Libraries Transform initiative at area libraries; attend three or more Libraries Transform programs to win a prize. 
  
7pm
 
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February 17, 2018 - The Home Creamery: Yogurt, Kefir & More
 
Linda Conroy of Moonrise Herbs will be at the Dwight Foster Public Library in Fort Atkinson to teach participants the steps to culturing milk into homemade yogurt, kefir, and cultured milk. This presentation will include a demonstration- and samples! This program is part of the Libraries Transform initiative at area libraries; attend three or more Libraries Transform programs to win a prize.
 
 
10am
 
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February 19, 2018 - Gallery of Presidents
 
Homeschooling students are invited to come to Johnson Creek Public Library dressed as their favorite U.S. president. Each student should be prepared to tell the audience one or two facts about their chosen president. This program is part of the Libraries Transform initiative at area libraries; attend three or more Libraries Transform programs to win a prize.  
 
1pm
 
Johnson Creek - 125 Lincoln Street
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February 22 - April 8, 2018 - Disney's Newsies
 
Adapted from the Disney film set in New York at the turn of the century, NEWSIES is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged "newsies," who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what's right. High-energy with non-stop thrills, the stage version includes eight brand-new songs by the original team of Alan Menken and Jack Feldman while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film such as "Carrying the Banner," "Seize the Day," "King of New York," and "Santa Fe."
 
Seven shows weekly Wednesday through Sunday
 
Fort Atkinson - The Fireside Dinner Theatre - 1131 Janesville Avenue
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February 24, 2018 - Cambridge Arts Council Gala
 
 
On Saturday February 24th., The Cambridge Arts Council presents their 6th annual festive night out, in celebration of the arts. Come meet and mingle with  our local artists, enjoy live music, appetizers and wine at Cambridge Winery.
 
Doors Open: 7pm
Live Auction:  9pm

Cambridge - Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce - 700 Kenseth Way
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February 26, 2018 - Scientifically Ever After
 
Help your favorite fairy tale characters conquer the world - with STEAM activities! Children ages 5 and older are invited to this hands-on workshop at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library in Whitewater. This program is part of the Libraries Transform initiative at area libraries; attend three or more Libraries Transform programs to win a prize. 
  
4pm
 
Whitewater - 431 W. Center Street
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JEFFERSON COUNTY TOURISM COUNCIL CONTACT INFO  

 

President: Tammi Vetrano  |  [email protected]enjoyjeffersoncounty.com  |  
Vice President: Marie Koch   |   [email protected]
Treasurer:  Janet Werner   |   [email protected]enjoyjeffersoncounty.com   |   920-674-4511

Secretary:  Katie Otto  |  [email protected]enjoyjeffersoncounty.com 920-648-6721

Newsletter Editor: Katie Otto |  [email protected]enjoyjeffersoncounty.com  | 920-988-4458  

Official Guide Representative:  Jennifer Erdman   |   [email protected]   |   414-213-4125  

 
Jefferson County Tourism Council, PO Box 243, Jefferson, WI 53549
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