September 2014
Traditional Belgian Kermiss
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

There will be a Belgian Kermiss on Sunday, September 21st from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, at the Belgian Heritage Center at 1255 County Road DK (the former St. Mary of the Snow Church in Namur).   A Kermiss is a traditional Belgian harvest celebration that is open to the whole community featuring Belgian food, beer, music and camaraderie.  There will be Belgian food including booyah, trippe (a Belgian sausage similar to a bratwurst), hamburgers, jutt, Belgian pie, tortes, and old fashioned ice-cream making powered by a tractor.  All proceeds will benefit the Belgian Heritage Center.

There will be music from 12:30 to 2:30 pm by Polka Man Dale.  Other activities include Dennis Nellis demonstrating his chainsaw carving, old fashioned hammer and sawing competitions, display of antique tractors, craft exhibitions, and a large bucket raffle. 

As at all of the Belgian heritage events, you are invited to bring old family and community pictures to scan and you may view our current collection.  There will be genealogy assistance available for those interested in exploring their Belgian heritage. 

Kermisses were traditionally celebrated in each small community in the Belgian settlement in consecutive weeks beginning before Labor Day and extending into October.  The celebration would begin with a Catholic Mass followed by gatherings in the homes, taverns and dancehalls.  Relatives and friends would come from all the neighboring areas to partake of the abundance of food, especially huge numbers of Belgian pies.    

Rogue Theater presents "A Bad Year for Tomatoes"
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Rogue Theater brings back its smash hit “A Bad Year for Tomatoes” written by John Patrick and directed by Stuart Champeau.  A can’t miss comedy.

The famous TV actress Myra Marlowe leaves her acting career in Hollywood and leases a tiny New England cottage for a year to write her autobiography and escape the craziness of show biz.  She successfully rejects her long time agent’s offers for a new television series, but dealing with her nosy omnipresent neighbors is a different matter.  In an attempt to shoo them away she invents a mad homicidal sister who she says is locked away in her bedroom.  The mad sister (Myra in disguise) pulls off the ruse until a backwoods lumber jack/skunk trapper falls for her.  A couple of officious ladies decide it is their Christian duty to save the poor demented “Sister Sadie” and a local spiritualist decides witchcraft is the only way to fix her.  Needless to say, all is straightened out in the end, but the uproarious doings will keep the audience laughing right up to the final curtain.

“A Bad Year for Tomatoes” cast includes Lola DeVillers, Stuart Champeau, Chris Milton, Donna Johnson, Jamie Buesing, Chris Weidenbacher, and David Clowers, is playing at The Depot Performing Arts Center, 341 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay.  Shows are September 11-13 and 18-29 at 7:30, with Sunday, Sept. 14 at 1:00 and Sunday, Sept. 21 at 4:00 (Packer friendly times).  Tickets are $15 and may be purchased in advance at Greco Gallery/Avenson Photography, or by calling The Depot PAC at 920-818-0816.