May 5- 6, 2012- Badger Steam and Gas Swap Meet, 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Gas engines, tractors, farm primitives, collectables, tools, cars & trucks, parts. Auction on Saturday at 11:00am. Food for sale on the grounds. Badger Steam and Gas Engine show grounds, S3347 Sand Rd, Baraboo. 608-356-6115. Admission & parking are free.
May 5, 2012- Paws Walk & Fun Festival, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Walk registration begins at 9am and the walk starts at 10am) Paws Walk and Fun Festival is the Sauk County Humane Society’s largest annual fundraiser. It includes one-and three mile dog walks, canine demonstrations, kids activities, live music , food and refreshments. Walkers can register online or at the shelter. Pledge forms are also available online, at the shelter and at area businesses. Sauk County Fairgrounds, Baraboo. 608-356-2520 www.saukhumane.org Registration is $25 for adults. No fee for dogs and children
$5 admission to the festival for non-walkers.
May 5, 2012- Paul Rodriguez at Ho-Chunk Gaming, Wisconsin Dells, 7:00 PM. S3214 Cty Rd BD, Baraboo, WI. (800) 745-3000. $25 General Admission. www.ho-chunk.com
May 5, 2012- Healthy Family Fun Run/Walk at Mile Bluff – Delton Family Medical Center. The event starts and ends at Mile Bluff – Delton Family Medical Center. Everyone taking part in the run/walk must register which includes those joining us for the FREE kids’ half-mile event as well as all dogs. All adults/children who register prior to April 23 are guaranteed to receive a free event t-shirt. Dogs will receive a free event bandana. Prizes will be presented t the top-finishing make and female of the 5K race. For more information, check us out on Facebook events, just search ‘Healthy Family Fun Run/Walk.’ Mile Bluff Delton Family Medical Center, 28 Commerce St, Wisconsin Dells, WI (608) 847-2737
May 9, 2012- State Government Forum, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. We welcome Mike Huebsch, Secretary of the Dept. of Administration and Pete Bildsten, Secretary of the Department of Financial Institutions to a forum on recent policy changes, what is happening across state government and how our state government is working for us. They will also take comments and feedback. Circus World Tristan Crist Magic Theatre in the CP Fox Building. FREE and open to the public. www.baraboo.com
May 10, 2012- Dolly Spencer, Sheriff Lecture, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Dolly Spencer served as Sauk County Sheriff in the 1960s. She was in command when officer James Jantz was shot dead by 3 bank robbers. Thus began the “Great Manhunt of 1961″. She and her family lived in the old red brick castle-looking jail. More about Dolly’s life will be told by her children Diane and Terry during their presentation at the Sauk County Historical Society’s Van Orden mansion. Sauk County Historical Society Headquarters, 531 4th Ave., Baraboo, WI. Call: 608-356-1001, Wed. through Saturday, noon till 4 p.m. www.saukcountyhistory.org
May 11 – 13, 2012- Women’s Retreat – Living From a Full Cup with Elizabeth Trinkaus at Sundara Inn & Spa. In an world of being rushed and hurried daily isn’t it time to fill your cup? Spend and inspirational weekend with Elizabeth Trinkaus and learn tools to help you slow down, listen, let go of guilt and become more productive. Let your cup be filled, your life will be forever changed. We promise an extraordinary experience so let’s celebrate together! Workshops include; My Life Back Please, Courage to Shine and Taking It On the Road. Weekend and daily workshop attendance options are available. We look forward to energizing your soul! 920 Canyon Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI (888) 735-8181
May 12, 2012- HUGE Reedsburg MIDAS Flea Market, All day Event. Free admission. Antiques, furniture, collectibles, furniture, art, crafts, homemade Amish goods, and a unique variety of used and new items for sale. 1355 E. Main St, Reedsburg (Next to DJ’s Antique Store in the Lower Level parking lot) See our Flea Market site for season’s Flea Market calendar, map and vendor rental space details. www.countrytimegazette.com
May 12, 2012- First Annual Art & Bloom Fest, 9:00AM – 3:00PM. Featured artists creating their art throughout the Glen. The lawns will be filled with artists hawking their wares, Merrimac Methodist Church will be serving on of their famous meals. There will be a Farmer’s Market, book signings by three local authors, and nature walks by Mia & Mal Persche. Durward’s Glen at W11876 McLeisch Road, Baraboo, WI. Contact Jennifer Blau: email@example.com www.durwardsglen.org
May 12, 2012- Fair on the Square, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Join us for crafts, music, fun & games on the Square in Downtown Baraboo. www.downtownbaraboo.com
May 13, 2012- Mother’s Day Program at the International Crane Foundation. 9:00 PM – 5:00PM. Bring your family to the International Crane Foundation (ICF) where Mom’s receive free admission all day. From 1 – 4 pm, visitors can go on guided nature walks, enjoy arts and crafts. Spend some time outside enjoying the only place in the world where you can view all 15 crane species, or grab your binoculars and enjoy birding on our nature trails that wind through restored prairie, wetland, and oak savanna ecosystems.
ICF’s gift shop is a great place for unique books, jewelry and clothing, plus all proceeds help crane conservation around the world. Plan your visit today. ICF is open daily April 15 – October 31, 9AM – 5PM and is located at E11376 Shady Lane Road between Baraboo and Wisconsin Dells. For more information call 608-356-9462 ext 121. Adults: $9.50/Seniors: $8/Youth: $5 www.savingcranes.org
May 18 & 19, 2012- HUGE Reedsburg MIDAS Flea Market, All day Event. Free admission. Antiques, furniture, collectibles, furniture, art, crafts, homemade Amish goods, and a unique variety of used and new items for sale. 1355 E. Main St, Reedsburg (Next to DJ’s Antique Store in the Lower Level parking lot) See our Flea Market site for season’s Flea Market calendar, map and vendor rental space details. www.countrytimegazette.com
May 18, 2012- St. Clare Hospital Auxiliary’s All Campus Yard Sale, 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM. St. Clare Hospital & Health Services is sponsoring All Campus Yard Sale. Great treasures at great prices! Proceeds benefit St. Clare Hospital Auxiliary to provide local scholarships and medical equipment. Hospital East Lawn near the corner of Jefferson and 14th Streets. www.stclare.com
May 18, 2012- 40th Anniversary Vine Planting at Wollersheim Winery, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. We invite you to “leave your mark” on our vineyard by helping us plant cuttings from our 40-year-old vines. After planting, we’ll “toast” to our vines and to the next 40 years with a tasting of Domaine du Sac in the vineyard. Join us as we continue the next generation of Wollersheim Winery! Free. Wollersheim Winery, 7876 Hwy 188, Prairie du Sac, WI (608) 643-6515
May 18, 2012- Wisconsin Dells Wrestling Club Fish Boil at Spring Brook Resort, 5:00 PM. Tickets available from any wrestling club parent, stop in the Spring Brook Pro Shop, or get them at the door. Plus, anyone with a fish boil ticket can golf 9 holes, with cart, at Spring Brook Golf Course anytime on Friday, May 18 for just $10. Spring Brook Resort, 242 Lake Shore Dr, Wisconsin Dells, WI (608) 254-1498 www.spring-brook.com
May 18- 19, 2012- Reedsburg Community Wide Garage Sale. Map of Garage sales will be published and available at the Chamber the week of May 14th.
May 19- 20, 2012- Circus World’s Opening Weekend, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Circus World’s summer performance season begins with magician and illusionist Tristan Crist and his new show, “Theatre of Illusion.” Brand new exhibits, the KidsWorld Interactive Circus, the Lucky Star Miniature Trick Horse Show, the Circus Skills Adventure, the Novelty Instruments Concert, and the Guided Circus Wagon Tour give guests 10 great shows daily for one low admission price. Enjoy a full day of family fun, history and entertainment at Wisconsin’s most exciting attraction. Circus World, 550 Water Street, Baraboo, WI. Park Admission—Adults $14.95, Children 5 – 11 yrs $7.95, Seniors 65+ $12.95. www.circusworldmuseum.com
May 19 – 20, 2012- Automotion, When spring rolls around in Wisconsin Dells so does the hottest car show of the year. It’s a fun-filled weekend on wheels where over 1,200 cars will be on display. Rare antiques, vintage classics, a car corral for selling cars, swap meet and much more! Live entertainment & great food put the finishing touch on this classic show. Free admission. Noah’s Ark Waterpark, 1410 Wisconsin Dells Parkway, Wisconsin Dells, WI. Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau-(800) 223-3557
May 19, 2012- Leopold Center Family Day. This is a free, family-friendly event held annually at the Leopold Center. The event features hands-on activities for kids and families, including games, writing activities, nature crafts, exhibits and displays on ways to live lightly on the land, Shack tours just for kids, and more! Bring the whole family for a great day of fun. Aldo Leopold Center, E13701 Levee Road, Baraboo, WI (608) 355-0279
May 19, 2012- Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, 5 PM (Show runs approximately 90 minutes) Don’t miss Buffalo Bill’s Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World. This wild-and-wooly re-enactment features cowboys and cowgirls, Texas Longhorns, Civil War cannon, and honest-to-goodness Gatlin Gun demonstration, plus trick riding, roping and shooting. Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley and a host of other Western characters will be on hand, bringing the Old West to life. Don’t miss the thrilling stagecoach hold-up and the territorial bank robbery, and see if Buffalo Bill will be able to save the day! Circus World, 550 Water Street, Baraboo, WI. Park Admission—Adults $14.95, Children 5 – 11 yrs $7.95, Seniors 65+ $12.95 www.circusworldmuseum.com
May 26, 2012- HUGE Reedsburg MIDAS Flea Market, All day Event. Free admission. Antiques, furniture, collectibles, furniture, art, crafts, homemade Amish goods, and a unique variety of used and new items for sale. 1355 E. Main St, Reedsburg (Next to DJ’s Antique Store in the Lower Level parking lot) See our Flea Market site for season’s Flea Market calendar, map and vendor rental space details. www.countrytimegazette.com
May 26 – Oct 27, 2012- La Valle Farmer’s Market & Flea Market, 8am – 1pm, Local fresh local produce, jams, jellies, canned goods, Amish bakery, crafts and flea market, and food vendors. Hartje Farm Home and Sports, (Gas Station) parking lot (Hwy 33/58 La Valle). Wanted: More vendors - no vendor fees. Set-up is first come/first served. Contact Linda Gillen (608-985-8009 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
May 26, 2012 – October 20, 2012- Aldo Leopold Guided Tours. 1PM- 3PM. The land surrounding the Shack provides a living classroom for exploring dynamic ecological relationships and conservation history. Guided Shack tours last approximately 2 hours and are led by Aldo Leopold Foundation educated staff. Come hear stories about the incredible land restoration initiated here by Aldo Leopold and his family, visit the inside of the famous Shack, and stroll along restored prairie, woods, and river trails. Aldo Leopold Foundation at E13701 Levee Road, Baraboo, WI. 608-355-0279. Adults $15, Seniors 65+ $10, Children 11-17 yrs $8 (Foundation Members Free) www.aldoleopold.org Reservations Please!
May 26, 2012- Omeyocan Dance Co. Downtown Dells Entertainment, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Aztec dance is a truly spectacular event to behold! To the accompaniment of ancient drum rhythms, the Omeyocan Dance Company performs authentic Aztec dances featuring ornate feathered headdresses, beaded costumes, ceremonial fire, high-energy footwork highlighted by the chatter of ankle rattles, and dramatic choreography full of symbolism. Free. Downtown Wisconsin Dells, Corner of Eddy Street and Broadway. Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau- (800) 223-3557
May 26 – 27, 2012- Comedian Jer Dog at Dells Comedy Club, 9:00 PM, $25 Per Person. Dells Comedy Club, 420 S Hwy 13, Wisconsin Dells, WI (608) 253-0700
May 27, 2012- T.J. Howell – Downtown Dells Entertainment, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. T.J. Howell combines comedy juggling with exceptionally skilled technical juggling, creating a unique one-of-a-kind presentation. This high-energy performance is packed with plenty of crazy juggling, extreme unicycle riding and even some amazing magic! T.J. will have the crowd laughing and having a great time! With tons of audience participation, the kids become the true star performers! Free. Downtown Wisconsin Dells – Eddy & Broadway. Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau- (800) 223-3557
May 31, 2012- Home Health United Golf Outing. Hit the links at Trappers Turn Golf Club in Wisconsin Dells for a day full of golf, fun, food and drinks! The event supports Home Health United – Hospice and Meals On Wheels. Individual and team entries are available, and sponsorship opportunities are accepted on a first-come first-served basis. For more information or to register your team, contact Pam Godfrey at 276-7590 or PGodfrey@hhuvns.org, or visit our website at www.HomeHealthUnited.org.