April 1, 2014 – Election Day Soup Meal 11:00 am-8:00 pm. Soup’s on at the Baraboo Senior Center! Exercise your civic duty and vote, then enjoy a bowl of home-made vegetable or vegetable beef soup, crackers, dessert and drinks all for $5.00! Baraboo Senior Center, Room 24 Baraboo Civic Center, 124 2nd St. 608-356-8464
April 2, 2014 – Regional Dells Area Job Fair 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Kalahari will be holding Regional job fair for Dells area and surrounding area businesses. 1305 Kalahari Drive, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
April 3, 2014 – The Queen of Bingo, By the Baraboo Theatre Guild. 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM. The Queen of Bingo explores the worlds of Bingo, family ties, diet crazes, widowhood, hot flashes and winning! The audience joins in the fun during the “Middle Bird Special” – a real Bingo game where some lucky audience member wins a FREE 10 lb. frozen turkey at every performance! Baraboo Arts Banquet & Convention Center, 323 Water Street, Baraboo. April 3, 4, 5 Dinner 6:30, Show 7:30. Apr. 6 Dinner 12:30, Show 1:30. 608-620-4284 Tickets: $30, Show Only available 10 days prior to show: $15, Tickets are also available at the Corner Drug Store and Con Amici in Downtown Baraboo.
April 4, 2014 – Blind Wine Tasting Party, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. We will have a double blind wine tasting featuring South African wines and learn together the subtle differences between selections of both white and red wine varietals. You will score the wines that you like best, and you will get scored on your wine accuracy. The winner will get to take home a free bottle of wine. Limit of 20 seats for this party…so sign up early! Bekah Kate’s, 117 Third Street, Baraboo. 608-356-3133 Fees: $25 www.BekahKates.com
April 4, 2014 – Think, Laugh, Live! Event 7:30 – 9:30 PM. Think, Laugh, Live is a comedy improv performance by Tom Farley, brother of SNL alum Chris Farley. This is an event that the whole family can enjoy together. Sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of Baraboo/Sauk County. Al Ringling Theatre, 136 4th Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913. 608-355-2582, $10 adults $8 student $5 children (10 and under) bgcwestcentralwi.org
April 5, 2014 – Spring String Gathering -Lively Arts Series 7:30pm. Featuring Art Stevenson & High Water, with special guests White Mule. They are Wisconsin’s best known bluegrass show, and has been in demand throughout the Midwest festival circuit since 1993. The band’s bluegrass sound comes from the duet singing of husband and wife team Art and Stephanie Stevenson, along with the spirited banjo and Dobro playing of Dale Reichert, and the hand driving mandolin picking of Bruce King. Pickers are invited to join in jamming, showcases, and workshops during the day at the Spring String the day Clarion Hotel. There will be post-show-jams at the hotel after the concert. 136 4th Ave, Baraboo. Al Ringling Theatre 608-356-8864 Adults $17.00, Senior/Student $13.00
April 5, 2014 – Go on a Storywalk, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Try out this new, fun way to enjoy a story – go on a StoryWalk®! The pages of the book will be placed on a trail right by the Nature Center. As you stroll down the trail, you’ll find the next page of the story. The stories are best for kids ages 3 to 8 years old. Devil’s Lake State Park – The Nature Center, S5975 Park Road, Baraboo. 608-356-8301 devilslakewisconsin.com
April 5, 2014 – Support our Sports (S.O.S. FEST) 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM. We will be having heavy hors d’ oeuvres, live music, and some exciting raffles. There will also be a room with a TV or two to watch the Final Four! This adult only evening is sure to be a great time. Fun is in the works and we’re expecting a good crowd of T-Bird Fans! Baraboo Arts Center, 323 Water Street, Baraboo. 608-963-4950 Admission is $10 per person, Tickets are available at the Baraboo High School.
April 5, 2014 – Old Fashioned PLOW DAY. 10:30 AM start. Rain date is April 12. Location is same as last year. Hosted by Gary Schyvinch on Town Hall Road. Two and 1/2 miles east on E. Reedsburg Rd, left 1 and 1/2 miles on Briar Bluff Road, left 1/2 mile on Town Hall Road. Arrive as early as you can, and please help us by volunteering for the many items needed to be done that day. 1. ALL plowing tractors to be 1959 or older. 2. ALL younger drivers MUST show us their certificate for passing state mandated tractor safety course. No exceptions. 3. NO passengers on tractors due to safety and liability concerns. 4. ALL drivers must enjoy the day! LUNCH: Jolly Beavers 4-H club. With a potential of 50+ tractors and 150 spectators, your help is needed. Call Lowell Andreessen at 524-1452 if you feel you could help in any way!
April 6, 2014 – Author/Humorist Michael Perry to perform at The Al Ringling Theatre 2:00pm. Michael Perry is a humorist and author of the bestselling memoirs Population 495: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time, Truck: A Love Story, and Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs, and Parenting, as well as the essay collection Off Main Street. 136 4th Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913. 608-356-8864 This show is Free to the Public with a suggested donation to the Baraboo Area Food Pantry (non-perishable) and /or new or gently used children’s books for the BALC ‘s “Bright Red Bookshelf Project”
April 10, 2014 – Basic Cake Decorating – Chef Susan Holding, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. If you have ever tried to frost or decorate a cake and it didn’t quite turn out…this is the class for you! Susan will show us the tricks of the trade! From frosting a cake, to piping and filling techniques. You will be able to take the skills learned in this class and make fabulous creations at home! Bekah Kate’s, 117 Third Street, Baraboo. 608-356-3133 Fees: $35
April 11-12, 2014 – Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D (1954) 7:30pm, 3:00pm and 7:30pm. Universal Pictures introduced audiences to yet another classic movie monster with this superbly crafted film, originally presented in 3-D. The story involves the members of a fossil-hunting expedition down a dark tributary of the mist-shrouded Amazon, where they enter the domain of a prehistoric, amphibious Gill Man — possibly the last of a species of fanged, clawed humanoids who may have evolved entirely underwater. Tranquilized, captured, and brought aboard, the creature still manages to revive and escape — slaughtering several members of the team — and abducts their sole female member (Julie Adams), spiriting her off to his mist-shrouded lair. FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL EVENT!!!- $20 BOX SEAT TICKETS INCLUDES: HORS D’OEUVRES, A BEVERAGE AND 3-D GLASSES! Al Ringling Theatre, 136 4th Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913. 608-356-8864 Adults – $7.50, Seniors/Students $5.50, Matinee $5.00.
April 12, 2014 – Free Family Event: Spring Into Fun 1:00 – 4:00 PM. Bring the whole family to search out the sights and sounds of spring while enjoying a free day of fun at Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center! Take a naturalist-led hike on our North Shore property or Blackhawk Island exploring caves and looking for signs of spring’s arrival. N194 County Road N, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. 608-254-6461
April 12, 2014 – Forest Garden Design 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Learn the basics of how to plant a forest garden, including mushrooms! In this class we will cover the principles of how to grow plants for food, fuel, and other important functions, like wildlife and soil building. Other topics include site considerations, plant guilds, plant selection, and forest garden designs. We will also discuss how to grow mushrooms for home scale food production. We will identify easy to grow mushroom varieties, types of growing mediums, and timelines. Plant lists and other resources will be provided. The Aldo Leopold Foundation, 13701 Levee Road, Baraboo, 608-355-0279 ex 32 Fees: $25($20 members)
April 12, 2014 – FREE E-Cycling 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Join the ReStore’s efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle by participating in a FREE e-cycle event. We will be collecting all types of electronics, including those bulky, old CRT TV’s, and appliances to recycle for FREE. Donations will be accepted to help cover the cost of recycling the items. Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 1212 8th Street, Baraboo. (608) 356-0332 FREE Event- But donations will be accepted to cover the cost of recycling.
April 12, 2014 – Vet Fest Run/Walk 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Enjoy a run through historic Reedsburg and scenic Sauk County. Beautiful and challenging course on a paved surface. There are some hills! There is a KID’S 1 MILE RUN, the Little Beaver Fun Run for ages 11 and under. Proceeds will benefit Reedsburg Area Veteran organizations, the Reedsburg Area United Fund, and will also be used towards a local high high school scholarship. Nishan Park www.reedsburgvetfest.com/registration
April 13, 2014 – Easter Egg Decorating – Kid’s Class 1:30 – 2:30 PM. Join us for a fun afternoon of Easter egg decorating! Learn new ways to dye and decorate your eggs for Easter. Kids will take home all their custom creations! Bekah Kate’s, 117 3rd Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913. 608-393-3133 Fees/Admission: $15.00 http://www.bekahkates.com
April 15, 2014 – International Crane Foundation – OPENING DAY. Located in Baraboo amid the farmlands of southern Wisconsin, ICF’s headquarters are just ten minutes from the Wisconsin Dells and surrounding Baraboo Hills. Visitors to our site can enjoy a guided tour of the world’s cranes, take a hike on our nature trails, and browse nature themed items from around the world in our gift shop. ICF is open to the public every day between April 15 and October 31 from 9 am to 5 pm. Guided public tours are offered daily at 10:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Guided public tours are offered ONLY on weekends in April, May, September and October. Public tours are free with general admission and there is no need to pre-register. You may also explore the site on your own. They suggest visitors plan to stay at least two hours. They also offer school field trips and group tours tailored to each group’s needs and interests. Pre-registration is required for these tours. International Crane Foundation, E11376 Shady Lane, Baraboo, Wi 53913. 608-356-9462 Admission: Members Free, Adults (ages 18 and over) $9.50, Seniors/Students (ages 62 and over and students with valid I.D.) $8.00, Youth (ages 6-17) $5.00, Children (ages 5 and under) Free. School and adult group rates $7.00/Adult (ages 18 & over), $2.00/Youth (ages 6-17). www.savingcranes.org
April 17, 2014 – Thai @ Home – Chef Jeanne Raffetto- Tentis, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. No need for take-out when you can prepare delicious Thai dishes at home. Learn the spices and ingredients that create the depth of flavor that makes this cuisine an international favorite. Bekah Kate’s, 117 Third Street, Baraboo. 608-356-3133 Fees: $40
April 18, 2014 – Glow-in-the-Dark Easter Egg Hunt 6:00 PM. The Egg hunt will begin at dark. Bowman Park, Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965.
April 19, 2014 – Spring Hike, Ice Age Trail, 5pm-Dusk. We will meet at the Steinke Basin parking lot and hike the Upland Trail Loop. Dress warm and bring some food to eat on the quartzite picnic tables. Frogs will still be singing along with early arriving birds. Let’s hope for a colored sunset as we return through the marsh at dusk, listening to woodcocks and snipe. Guide: Todd Persche, Landscape artist and birder/naturalist. Steinke Basin Parking Lot. Rain Date: April 26th 608-355-5220 Fee is $12 / per Hike
April 19, 2014 – Timberdoodle, 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Experience the amazing courtship display of the timberdoodle, better known as the American woodcock. Steinke Basin is great stage to watch the males’ amazing spiraling flight and song. Bring a comfortable chair or blanket and binoculars. Devil’s Lake State Park- Steinke Basin Parking Lot, S5975 Park Road, Baraboo, Wi 53913. 608-356-8301 www.devilslakewisconsin.com
April 20, 2014 – Easter Bunny, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny and surprise filled egg for the first 100 children. Knuckleheads Bowling & Indoor Amusement Park, 150 Gasser Rd, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965.
April 24, 2014 – Beginning Cheese Making – Susan Vrabec $35 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Learn the ancient tradition of cheesemaking! Susan will walk us through and demystify this art form. Focusing on “fresh” cheeses, learn how easy cheesemaking can be! Bekah Kates, 117 3rd St., Baraboo, WI 53913. 608-356-3133 www.bekahkates.com
April 25-27, 2014 – Wisconsin Dells Polka Fest & Expo. Our beautiful Riverview Ballroom and its atrium-style backdrop provide the quintessential stage for the combination of the energetic, entertaining fun of Polka music framing it in the beauty of the Wisconsin River’s wooded bank. Frank Napiwocki’s legendary all-wood dance floor provides a perfect foundation for people to dance the night away! TEN bands! Bus groups are welcome. Friday: 6pm -1am, Saturday: Noon – 1am, Sunday: Noon – 5pm. Admission: $17 per day Friday and Saturday, $10 Sunday, Advance Weekend Pass: $40 Chula Vista Resort, 4031 N River Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. www.dellspolkafest.com/
April 25, 2014 – Death & Taxes Dinner Theatre, 6:30 – 9:00 PM. “Death & Taxes” an original comedy murder-mystery written by Bruce Bradley and presented by RAVE (rogues and vagabonds entertainment). Tickets are $35 and include dinner, show, tax & tip. Call Farm Kitchen for reservations. S5718 Highway 123. Baraboo, WI 53913. April 25-27; May 2-4. 608-356-5246, $35 includes dinner, show, tax & tip www.farmk.com
April 25, 2014 – Reedsburg Uncorked Downtown Wine Walk 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Tickets available at LK Design Studio, 249 E Main Street, Reedsburg. 608-768-0092
April 26, 2014 – Frog Safari, 8:00 – 9:30 PM. If you are a frog fanatic, you will want to join us for this nocturnal trip to the park’s kettle ponds. We’ll listen for spring peepers, wood frogs, and chorus frogs. We’ll also explore what other night sounds we can hear as we hike the Johnson Moraine Trail. Bring your flashlight as we’ll be hiking right around dusk. Devil’s Lake State Park – at Steinke Basin Parking Lot, S5975 Park Road, Baraboo, WI 53913. 608-356-8301, Park Sticker Required www.devilslakewisconsin.com