Arts & Entertainment Archives for 2017-10

Ukulele Society of Door County keeps strumming along


By Tim Kowols




What started as a decoration to commemorate his trip to Hawaii has turned into a passion for Bruce Hake. The Door County resident picked up the ukulele as his latest piece of art from Hawaii to hang on his wall. Under the encouragement of his wife, Hake took ukulele lessons and eventually joined the Ukulele Society of Door County, which meets twice a month on Sundays at the Door County YMCA's Fish Creek facility. Hake says most people joining the club have never played an instrument before and find it easier to play than guitar.

 



 

The Ukulele Society of Door County will host Milwaukee-based musician Lil Rev in Egg Harbor on October 29 beginning with a workshop for players at 3:30 p.m. and a concert at 7 p.m. You can learn more about the events online with this story.

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Plum Island moving along on huge maritime restoration project


By Paul Schmitt




Plum Island in Door County is undergoing a preservation and restoration of old and historic maritime structures.   The maritime structure sets being restored are from the 1896 era and have been out of commission since the 1960's and 1990's, according to Dustan Hoffman, a Park Ranger with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.  Hoffman says the nearly $7 million project includes the Plum Island keepers quarters next to the range light and a life-saving station that has a unique historical significance.

 



 

The Green Bay National Fish & Wildlife Service has been in control of Plum Island the past ten years and Hoffman says the Friends of Plum and Pilot Island organization has spearheaded the fundraising efforts to get the projects completed.

 

(photo by Jim Robinson)

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Northern Sky Theater's planned facility getting closer to being funded


By Tim Kowols




A new performing arts campus in Fish Creek for Northern Sky Theater is nearly 80 percent funded. The $6.7 million facility would move all of the theater's operations under one roof and provide a 244-seat venue for its fall and winter season and rehearsals. With an October 31st deadline to reach a potential $100,000 matching gift and commitment to being 90 percent funded before shovels go into the ground, artistic director Jeffrey Herbst says Northern Sky Theater hopes to get at least a little bit closer to their goal.

 



 

Northern Sky Theater, which uses facilities in Fish Creek, Egg Harbor, Ephraim, and Baileys Harbor for their operations, is currently in the final shows of its fall season performances of "Naked Radio."

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Sister Bay Fall Fest adds two new events for 72nd edition


By Tim Kowols




Sister Bay is introducing new events to the granddaddy of Door County festivals this weekend. In addition to the traditional events such as the classic car show and the Saturday morning parade on Bay Shore Drive, the Sister Bay Advancement Association has introduced Touch-a-Truck and the Adult Big Wheel Rally to its Fall Fest lineup of activities. Sister Bay Advancement Association Coordinator Louise Howson says Saturday's Touch-a-Truck event gives kids and adults a chance to interact with vehicles that provide a lot of service to the community.

 



 

Howson says Sunday's Adult Big Wheel Rally will allow the business community to act like big kids as they try to tackle a hill climb course.

 

 



 

Sister Bay Fall Fest runs Friday through Sunday at several locations across the village. You can find a complete schedule of events online with this story.

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Jirikovec proving polka is here to stay



 

By Tim Kowols, Photo Courtesy of Mark Jirikovec Band




For polka band leader Mark Jirikovec, October means his schedule picks up tempo. The Denmark-based Mark Jirikovec Band performs between 100 and 120 shows a year, with many of those shows being held locally for community Oktoberfest celebrations. Jirikovec says despite the changing tastes in music, polka maintains its staying power.

 



 

Having performed across the country over the last three decades, Jirikovec is happy younger generations are giving polka a try.

 



 

There are plenty of opportunities to catch the Mark Jirikovec Band including this Friday at Lakehaven Hall in Kewaunee and soon on television after filming a show in Kaukauna later this month.

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Egg Harbor Pumpkin Patch Festival this weekend in Door County


By Paul Schmitt




The streets in Egg Harbor will be packed this weekend as the annual Pumpkin Patch Festival will be held downtown.  The popular fall event is celebrating its 33rd year and brings visitors from near and far.  Festival chair Debra Merkle-Schubert says there is a lot for families to enjoy together all weekend long.

 



 

The Pumpkin Patch Festival is sponsored by the Egg Harbor Business Association. You can find their schedule of events for the weekend with this story online.

 

October 7-8, 2017


Fun-filled weekend! Free admission. Live music, carnival rides, arts & crafts vendors, face painting, pumpkin & scarecrow displays, roaming magician, kids games & activities, silent auction, food and fun!

Tentative Schedule, subject to change.

Saturday, October 7


10am-2pm
Modern Day Drifters  |  Live Music  |  Harbor View Park

10am-4pm
Carnival Rides  |  Egg Harbor Marina
Inflatables  |  Nicolet Bank

10am-4:30pm
Silent Auction  |  Harbor View Park

10am-5pm
Face Painting  |  Nicolet Bank & Harbor View Park

10am-5pm
Juried Arts & Crafts Vendors  |  Nicolet Bank

10am-5:30pm
Food and Beverage Tents  |  Harbor View Park

11am-3pm
Roaming Magician

12pm-4pm
Children's Musician  |  Egg Harbor Marina

2pm-5:30pm
Mango Brothers  |  Live Music  |  Harbor View Park

Sunday, October 8


10am-1:15pm
Big Mouth  |  Live Music  |  Harbor View Park

10am-4pm
Carnival Rides  |  Egg Harbor Marina
Inflatables  |  Nicolet Bank

10am-5pm
Face Painting  |  Nicolet Bank and Harbor View Park

11am-2pm
Book Signing: Patricia Skalka  |  Cinnamon Windmill (Main Street Shops)

10am-5pm
Juried Arts & Crafts Vendors  |  Nicolet Bank

12pm-4pm
Kid's Games & Activities  |  Egg Harbor Marina

1:30pm-4:30pm
Big Mouth & The Power Tool Horns |  Live Music  |  Harbor View Park

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Pumpkin Patch event coming up in Egg Harbor


By Cynthia Germain




The 33rd annual pumpkin patch festival, a family-friendly event with entertainment, vendors and activities begins on  Saturday, October 7th, at 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and continues through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  The festival has its roots as a fundraising event that brings awareness to businesses in Egg Harbor, and now provides monies for a number of other events in the area, including 4th of July fireworks, Wine Fest and others.  The festival gets its name from the pumpkin decorating contest among Egg Harbor business, and festival chair Debra Merkle-Schubert touts the wonderful participation from local businesses.

 



 

The pumpkin decorations at each business are judged the evening before the event and the first, second and third place winners are awarded the morning of the first day of the festival.  Entertainment on Saturday includes the Modern Day Drifters as well as a variety of music on Sunday at Harbor View Park.  Food, children's activities and concessions will be available throughout the town with the help of the Egg Harbor Business Association and volunteers from various Door County organizations, high school bands and choirs and other area nonprofits.

 

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