Wisconsin Dells Area Events | February

February 1, 2014 – Candlelight Ski, Hike & Snowshoe Event, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The Friends of Mirror Lake and Mirror Lake State Park will be hosting our annual event for kids of all ages.  We will have 2 easy 1-mile trails lit by torches, one for skiers and 1 for everyone to enjoy.  The Park Friends will offer hot food and beverages available for purchase to enjoy around roaring bonfires.  Proceeds from the night go to support the Friends of Mirror Lake for projects to improve the park and for educational opportunities.  Free admission.  WI  State Park sticker required and will be available for purchase at the Park Office. Mirror Lake State Park, E10320 Fern Dell Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913. 608-254-2333  www.friendsofmirrorlake.org
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February 1, 2014 – Meat Raffle to Benefit Friends of the Baraboo Zoo Noon – 4:00 pm. Join us for an afternoon of fun and winning, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Friends of the Baraboo Zoo to help the ongoing efforts to fund the otter display at the zoo. Pumphouse Sports Bar & Grille, Hwys 159 & 123, Baraboo, WI 53913. 608-356-7707 Admission is Free, Raffle Prices Vary
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February 1, 2014 – Candlelight Ski Hike, 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Mirror Lake State Park, Baraboo.  One mile trails for skiers and hikers.  Food available for purchase.  2014 Wisconsin State Park sticker required and can be purchased at the Park office.  Call (608) 254-2333 for info. Mirror Lake State Park, E10320 Fern Dell Road, Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913. (608) 254-2333 (2014 WI State Park sticker required.)
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February 2, 2014 – JAZZ at The Al Ringling Theatre – The Sauk County Honors Project 2:30pm. Featuring High School Honors Bands and Jazz Ensembles from Baraboo, Reedsburg, River Valley, Sauk Prairie and Wisconsin Dells. Al Ringling Theatre, 136 4th Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913. 608-356-8864 (Adults $4, Children $3, Box Seats $40)
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February 2, 2014 – Souper Bowl Sunday 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Kick off your Super Bowl festivities with a great lunch for a worthy cause!  Buy a ceramic bowl handmade by a student or community member, then enjoy delicious soup, fresh bread, and dessert (prepared by Mrs.Cate Gasser’s Food Service students). Baraboo High School Cafeteria, 1201 Draper St, Baraboo, WI 53913. ($10 for adults, $5 for children and you get to keep the ceramic bowl!)  Proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity Sauk-Columbia Area.
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February 6, 2014 – Diner Classics – 6:00- 8:00 PM. Diner food is comfort food for all of us. At the Broadway Diner, Jeff focuses on using the best ingredients, many from local sources, to create his wonderful diner dishes. Join Chef Jeff as he shows us some of the secrets to the classic diner fare! Bekah Kate’s, 117 Third Street, Baraboo, WI 53913. 608-356-3133  Fees: $40  www.BekahKates.com
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February 7,14,21,28, 2014 – Friday Night Karaoke 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM. Gather up friends and family  and get everyone together once a week for some fun and some laughter. Karaoke night can be a blast, whether or not you can sing well. Hope to see you at karaoke night and you have the time of your life. Thunderbird Lanes, 1117 8th St., Baraboo, WI 53913. 608-356-9111. No Cover Charge  www.baraboolanes.com/
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February 7, 2014 Open House & Fish Fry - The Community Christian School, 5:00-7:30pm. Open House will be prior to the Fish Fry from 4:30 – 5:30pm. The Community Christian School,  E12654 Cty Tk T, Baraboo, WI 53913. Fees: 2 pc  Fish & 1 pc  Chicken Dinner w/ 3 Sides $10 + Tax per person,  includes Beverage. A portion of the proceeds will go to the school (Children’s prices available)
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February 7, 2014 – A Celebration of Wine & Chocolate, 6:00  – 8:00 PM. We are partnering with Spa Serenity for an evening of decadence!  Sample our many new varieties of chocolates as well as the delectable hand-made chocolates and lavish petite spa treatments at the Spa Serenity. 117 Third Street, Baraboo. Bekah Kate’s 608-356-3133 or Spa Serenity 608-356-4727. Tickets are $10. Tickets available at both locations.
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devils-lake-wisconsin-event-hikingFebruary 8, 2014 – Free Family Fun: Winter Snow Day 1:00 – 4:00 PM. Bring the whole family to enjoy a free Saturday snow day outside at Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center! Come explore our beautiful and scenic surroundings while trying out our snowshoes and cross country skis (or bring your own equipment). You can also learn all about how to survive outdoors in the winter by exploring the science of winter animal adaptations. Before you leave make sure to complete our winter scavenger hunt! Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center, N194 County Road N, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965. 608-254-6461 www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/uphamwoods/
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February 8, 2014 – “Pinocchio” Presented by Missoula Children’s Theatre. Come see what they have learned this week. The MCT  residency  and performances are sponsored in part by Moy, Borchert, Erbs. AL Ringling Theatre, 136 4th Ave, Baraboo. Fees: Adults $8.00, Senior/ Student  $6.00. www.alringling.com
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February 8, 2014 – 2014 Healthy Hearts Across A Lifetime….. 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Exhibits, presentations and interactive activities will keep your mind, body and spirit going in fun and imaginative ways! Tour the Ambulance! Try Fun New Exercise Techniques! Get Comfortable with Defibrillators! Try Hands-Only CPR! Enjoy a Chair Massage! Fun Food Samples and Cooking Demonstrations! Blood Pressure Screenings for ALL AGES! Door Prizes to Free Lunch and more! It’s Fun!  It’s Free!  It’s for the Whole Family! St Joesph School, 310 Second Street, Baraboo
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February 9, 2014 – Downtown Baraboo WINTER Sunday Market 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Sunday Market includes Antique Dealers, Collectors, Artisans and Crafters selling their work at the Al Ringling Mansion. The Mansion will be open for tours during the Sunday Market. Indoors at the Al Ringling Mansion, Corner of Broadway & 5th Ave, Baraboo.  www.downtownbaraboo.com
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February 9, 2014, All-you-can-eat chili dinner 3:00 – 6:00 PM. Durward’s Glen will hold an all-you-can-eat chili dinner in its Main Lodge, located at W11876 McLeisch Road in the Baraboo Hills. Enjoy a warm, home-cooked meal while helping keep Durward’s Glen open for all to enjoy! Five varieties will be served, including at least one vegetarian option. Free will donation. Durward’s Glen was recently saved from development by a friend’s group dedicated to the preservation of The Glen’s unique natural beauty, history and spiritual heritage. People of all faiths are welcome to walk The Glen’s scenic grounds or stay overnight in the Main Lodge, Artist’s Cottage or Cornerstone Hermitage. Free Will Donation. www.durwards glen.org
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February 9, 2014 – Pearls of Polymnia Chanting for Imbolc 4:00 – 5:30 PM. Please join us chanting in celebration of Imbolc- the half-way time between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. The time is ripe to coax your light from darkness, thaw the cold around you, and heed the quickening. 790 Water Street Prairie du Sac WI. 608-643-6707  Fees:$10 Donation. oneheartinc.org/events
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February 13, 2014 – Date Night Wine & Apps 6:00 – 8:00 PM. If you’re looking for something fun and different to do with your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day, this is the class for you! We’ll whip up some fun & tasty appetizers and teach you how to correctly pair them with the right wine to make a great date for you and that special someone! Bekah Kate’s, 117 Third Street, Baraboo. 608-356-3133 40 per person & $75 per couple.
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February 14, 2014 – Stand Up Dads at The Al Ringling Theatre 7:30pm. Comedy for parents, by parents.  What’s funny about going to a fancy restaurant and having to yell at your kids quietly?  Is it really humorous when two boys convert a shower stall into a “vertical bathtub”? After a seven-year stint of headlining San Francisco clubs in the comedy duo Murphy-St.Paul, Dan St.  St.Paul launched out on his own with a solo act that landed him in the finals of the nation’s toughest comedy contest, The San Francisco International Stand-Up Comedy Competition.  Over the past 20 years Tim Bedore has spent thousands of hours entertaining audiences, first on the radio and then as a comedian, headlining comedy clubs across the country. 136 4th Ave, Baraboo, WI 53913. 608-356-8864. Adults $34.00, Seniors/Students $21.00. www.alringling.com
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February 14, 2014 – Valentine’s Day Dinner 5:00 – 9:00 PM. We invite you to come and join us for yet another wonderful dinner prepared by Chef Jon Peavey and the Fore Seasons Restaurant at the Baraboo Country Club. Chef Jon will have a delicious menu available. Call the restaurant for more information and reservations at (608) 356-6141. Fore Seasons Restaurant at the Baraboo Country Club, 401 Mine Road.
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February 14, 2014 – Shirley Valentine 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Shirley’s a middle-aged Liverpool housewife, who finds herself talking to the wall while she prepares her husband’s chip’n'egg, wondering what happened to her life. She compares scenes in her current life with what she used to be like and feels she’s stagnated and in a rut. But when her best friend wins an all-expenses-paid vacation to Greece for two, Shirley begins to see the world, and herself, in a different light. Womenscape Center, 612 Oak Street, Baraboo. 608-477-9448  Donations are gratefully accepted to help offset operating costs.
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February 15, 2014 – Chainsaw Safety, Level I at The Aldo Leopold Foundation 8:30am-5:30pm. Mastering the basics of chainsaw safety is essential for woodland owners who want to be more active on their land. This course is certified through the Safety and Woods Working (SAWW) training program and part of a four-level series designed to increase safety and efficiency of chainsaw use. The hands-on training and close supervision gives participants the opportunity and confidence to fell at least one tree. Level I focuses on introducing the participant to open face felling, and the development of techniques to safely use it. Topics covered include personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety features, chainsaw reactive forces, bore cutting, pre-planning the fell, and understanding hinge wood strength. Instructors: Nathan Stanford. Nathan has 18 years of chainsaw training experience serving as a certified trainer through SAWW and being a Certifier for the US Forest Service. The Aldo Leopold Foundation, E13701 Levee Road, Baraboo. Jen Simoni- 608-355-0279 ex:32 Fees/Admission: $110 ($100 members)
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February 15 – 16, 2014 – Snow Train 9:30am to 4:30pm. Ride the 39th annual Snow Train. Travel through the scenic Sauk County countryside and see the winter wonderland from the comfort of steam heated coaches. Trains run from 10:00am to 2:40pm each day. First Class seats available for extra fare. Mid-Continent Railway Museum, E8948 Museum Road, North Freedom, WI 53951. 608-522-4261 Free admission to the grounds. Train ride requires ticket purchase. Adults $21, seniors $20, students $17, children $12, 2 and under free. www.midcontinent.org
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February 16, 2014 – Chainsaw Safety, Level II at The Aldo Leopold Foundation 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM. Mastering the basics of chainsaw safety is essential for woodland owners who want to be more active on their land. This course is certified through the Safety and Woods Working (SAWW) training program and part of a four-level series designed to increase safety and efficiency of chainsaw use. The hands-on training and close supervision gives participants the opportunity and confidence to fell at least one tree. Level II focuses on maximizing chainsaw performance through basic maintenance, carburetor setting, and filing techniques. Limbing and bucking techniques are introduced, spring pole cutting is covered and more felling is practiced. Instructors: Nathan Stanford. Nathan has 18 years of chainsaw training experience serving as a certified trainer through SAWW and being a Certifier for the US Forest Service. The Aldo Leopold Foundation. Jen Simoni- 608-355-0279 ex: 32. Fee: $110 ($100 members)  http://www.aldoleopold.org
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February 16, 2014 – Valentines Brunch – 9th Annual Baraboo Optimist 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Chef Made-to-order Omelets, Pancakes, Quiche, Honey Baked Ham , Roasted Chicken, Potatoes, sausage, bread pudding, salad bar, Breads & Pastries, Desserts and more! Valentine’s Brunch to benefit the Baraboo High School Link Crew. Catered by Chef Michael of Elite Catering & Bakery. Baraboo Elks Club. Elite Catering & Bakery – (608) 355-2456. Fees: $12-Adults, $10-Seniors, $6-Children (ages 7-12), Children 6 and under are FREE (Tax Included). www.elitecatering.info
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February 22, 2014 Support your Local American Red Cross. Enjoy a reception, silent auction, raffles, games, prizes, gourmet dinner and a concert by “American Young” and Meghan Linsey! Ho Chunk Gaming – Upper Dells Ballroom, Wisconsin Dells. 608-844-3099 Call Rachel for pricing.
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February 22, 2014 – Opening to the Mystery Within 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM. A day of ceremony led by CaSandra May & Debra Morrill The journey within requires courage, heart and wisdom. By going on a sacred quest to slay dragons and listen to the call of our soul, we discover the treasure of our true self. This day of ceremony will feature the high seat ceremony from the ancient Northern European tradition of seidr (pronounced sigh) and culminate in a soul retrieval ritual. Anyone with the yearning to take this journey is welcome. Please join us as we gather strength, face our fears, connect with the mystery and presence of Spirit, and open to our divine nature. Park Hall 307 Polk Street Sauk City WI. 608-393-2799  Fees: $125  oneheartinc.org/events
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February 27, 2014 – Perfect Pie – 6:00- 8:00 PM. We’ll show you how to mix the perfect crust by hand, with a food processor, and with a stand mixer, plus discuss the pros & cons of all-butter vs. all-shortening crusts. We might even experiment with some lard, so be prepared! Pi Day is around the corner, so after this class so you’ll be all set to make a delicious homemade pie to share with friends and family! Bekah Kate’s, 117 Third Street, Baraboo. 608-356-3133  Fees: $25  www.BekahKates.com

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