Weekend Wednesday 6/28 & 6/29

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This weekend start your pre-Fourth of July festivities! Saturday morning also has the Farmer’s Market starting at 8 am at Winchester True Value. Stop by for some great produce and local products! This weekend also stop by the Arts Alliance for their “Eyes of Whitewater” exhibit. from noon to 5 Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the summer! Did we leave something out? Make sure to tell us in the comment section so we can include you!

This Week in Whitewater 6/23/14

The Palmyra-Eagle Community Band will be in Whitewater June 26 at 7 pm!
The Palmyra-Eagle Community Band will be in Whitewater June 26 at 7 pm!
It’s Monday again – that means lots of coffee to start the day and the extra tug to get out of bed. But why make it so hard on yourself with great events like these this week? Tuesday, June 24: The UW-Whitewater Greenhill Center of the Arts (950 W Main St) presents Deathtrap from June 24 – 28. Join in the suspense and comedy as Broadway writer Sidney Bruhl attempts to come out of a dry spell with a potential new hit script. Watch as the plot twists leaving you guessing until the end. Tickets are available for the general public for $12.00, over 65 for $10.00, under 18 for $7.50 and UWW students with ID for $4.50. http://www.uww.edu/youngauditorium Thursday, June 26: The first Concert in the Park Series kicks off with the Palmyra-Eagle Community Band. This free event is being held at Cravath Lakefront Park (341 S Fremont St) from 7 pm to 8 pm. For the weekly Thursday night Concert in the Park line-up check out: http://wwparks.org Saturday, June 28: Join Studio 84 for their Studio 8Tee Fore Golf Fundraiser. Check in begins at 8 am, shotgun starts at 9 am and runs until 1 pm. All of the proceeds help support programming in the arts for people with disabilities and area youth. There will also be putting &chipping contests, mulitgans for sale, raffle items, door prizes and a $10,000 Hole in One Grand Prize sponsored by Binning & Dickens Insurance. $75 for a single player, $280 for a team of 4. More information can be found on http://www.studio84inc.org Did we miss anything? Let us know so we can make sure to post it!

Weekend Wednesday

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Here it is, your weekend update!

June 12 – June 29: Check out the art gallery at the Arts Alliance (402 W Main St) for photographs by faculty and staff of UW-Whitewater in the display “Eyes of Whitewater.” The gallery is free to the public and is open Thursdays – Sundays weekly until June 29.

June 14: Whitewater Farmer’s Market runs 8 am until the items run out! Stop by Winchester True Value right across from Walmart!

June 14: The Whitewater Country Club (N9035 89 South, Whitewater) is still taking reservations for their Father’s Day menu. On Saturday get 2 rounds of 18 hole golf, cart rental, 2 drinks and 2 lunches for $100. Lunch is also available for $26 a person. Reservations are a must and can be placed at 262-473-3305. Check out what’s on the menu here.

Anything we missed? Let us know and we’ll add it to our calendar!

This Week in Whitewater

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After a few days of being swamped in the office, your regular blog posts are back! Looking for your next big adventure this week? Here are some suggestions: June 9 & 12: Trying to get into the acting field? Studio84 (121 W Center St) is opening auditions for adult parts in their upcoming show “The Writer’s Cave.” Interested? Be at Studio84 at 7 pm Monday, June 9 or Thursday, June 12 with a prepared 3 minute monologue. The show will premier in late July. June 10: If wine tasting is your thing, join The Black Sheep (210 W Whitewater St) for a 25 wine tasting for $25. Choose either a white or red flight for the night. Feeling adventurous and want to try both? Go ahead for $35. Tickets are purchased in advance by clicking here. June 12 – June 29: Check out the art gallery at the Arts Alliance (402 W Main St) for photographs by faculty and staff of UW-Whitewater in the display “Eyes of Whitewater.” The gallery is free to the public and is open Thursdays – Sundays weekly until June 29. June 14: The Whitewater Country Club (N9035 89 South, Whitewater) is still taking reservations for their Father’s Day menu. On Saturday get 2 rounds of 18 hole golf, cart rental, 2 drinks and 2 lunches for $100. Lunch is also available for $26 a person. Reservations are a must and can be placed at 262-473-3305. Check out what’s on the menu here. Any suggestions we missed? Like always – drop us a line below and let us know what else is going on in Whitewater this week!  

This Week in Whitewater

Mondays are all about what’s going on this week. Looking for something to pass away these next couple of rainy days? Monday, June 2 and Tuesday, June 3: Calling all actors! Join Studio 84 and be apart of a new stage production to be performed July 25th and 26th. “The Writer’s Cave” needs interested parties to come to auditions at 6 pm Monday and Tuesday with a 3 minute prepared monologue. More information check out: www.studio84inc.org Thursday, June 5: The Whitewater Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to their Auction and Banquet. Cocktails begin at 5:30 pm and dinner starts at 6:00 pm at Randy’s Restaurant in Whitewater. Tickets are $16 and can be paid for at the door. Please RSVP in advance by Tuesday, June 3 to the Chamber Office at 262-473-4005 or info@whitewaterchamber.com. There are lots of great auction items as well! Don’t miss it! Thursday, June 5: Frank Landi will be lecturing at the Irvin L Young Memorial Library. Explore the architectural history of barns and silos, including painting styles and quilts, during Mr. Landi’s lecture “Barns of Walworth County.” The talk will focus primarily on barns in Southeastern Wisconsin. Sunday, June 8: The Whitewater Arts Alliance is hosting an opening reception from 1 pm to 3 pm that is free and open to the public for their new exhibition “Eyes of Whitewater.” This exhibition will feature works of the UW-Whitewater faculty and staff photographers. The display will be open Thursday, June 5th and will continue to be open Thursdays through Sundak9ys June 5 to June 29 at the Cultural Arts Center, 402 W Main St. Sunday, June 8: Prepare for to race for the K9 Unit on Sunday! No matter what age there’s a race for you! For more information and to register visit www.wwk9run.com Events are posted and updated daily on whitewaterchamber.com, discoverwhitewater.org and whitewaterbanner.com Did we miss something going on this week? Let us know in the comments below!

Weekend Wednesday

artinparadise_invitev2_Page_1This weekend why not take a break? We might have just had an extended holiday weekend, but you can always take another weekend to relax! Saturday has some great things going on: Stop by the Whitewater Farmer’s Market in the morning for some fresh produce and great finds! The market starts at 8 am in the Winchester True Value parking lot. Then get ready for a night at Studio 84 for their Annual Gala Night. From 7 pm to 9 pm you can enjoy jazz, art and hors d’oeuvres. This year there is even a premiere film, All Around You, that was created by Studio 84’s after school group. Best part? It’s all free! Check out www.studio84inc.org for more information. On Sunday: Head out for brunch at one of the local restaurants! Black Sheep has had some great summer features already that anyone would enjoy. Then take some time to stroll around the shops in Downtown! There’s always something new to discover. Take some time to admire the amazing kites taking a glide on the light poles as well. Any other ideas for the weekend? Let us know in the comments section!

Featured Friday: Biking

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Every Friday our blog post will be centered around a feature about Whitewater that you might not have know. Whether it’s a fun activity or a series of facts, Fridays will be all about highlighting something different! This week’s feature is on biking. Did you know Whitewater is home to great biking trails and a short drive from hundreds more? During the winter some of these trails even double as snow shoe paths! If you want to get adventurous here are some resources that will sure to be a hit: MapMyRide.com is a great place to start whether you’re a novice or a pro. You can utilize this site (also a phone app) to map your own routes or use successful routes from other bikers. This app allows you to map the distance you want, the elevation, and which city you want to ride in. WisconsinBikeFed.org has resources on various areas of biking – there’s everything from how to be an ambassador of biking, great events and even merchandise. Wisconsin Bike Fed also has a quarterly publication that can be found in local bicycle shops as well. A popular ride path is to the artesian well off of Clover Valley Road. There are signs that will lead you down to the well. Want better directions (directions are not my forte!), ask anyone at a bike shop or in town. They should be able to guide you! If using technology to help you bike isn’t your thing, there are also plenty of printed resources and can give you some great first hand experience tips: Discover Whitewater Office (150 W Main St): The City of Whitewater has created a map of the bicycle (and walking!) trails around the city. There are also other publications that we have on hand for Whitewater and the surrounding areas that you can pick up as well. BicycleWise and Sports Fitness (1155 W Main): If you’re looking for a perfect cup of coffee, biking expertise and everything you need to get going on your ride, stop by BicycleWise. They also have printed publications, such as Bike Fed, that can help you get off your feet. 1155 W Main is also home to Sotherland Custom Bicycles as well. Quiet Hut Sports (186 W Main): If outdoor sports is your thing, Quiet Hut is your new favorite store. Not only do they have the bicycle equipment you need to get on the trails, but they have things for Frisbee golfing, skateboarding and more! Need a repair? They can do that too! Have a fun bike route you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments section below!

Weekend Wednesday – Memorial Day Edition

american flagFinally, our new tourism website is up and going! If you haven’t already, take some time to look around the site. There’s a lot of great events and things to do while you’re in Whitewater! Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, I’ll be blogging about different things you can do in Whitewater. Today I’ll be starting our Wednesday series that I’m calling “Weekend Wednesday.” On Wednesdays I’ll post events, suggestions and other things you can look forward to this weekend to help you get through the rest of the week. Since this weekend is Memorial Day, you get an extra day to hang out and relax! Here are some things you won’t want to miss: – Saturday, May 24th from 10 am – 6 pm: Stop by Staller Estate Winery for their 6th annual open house. There will be wine and cheese sampling plus opportunities to win great prizes! Check out their event page for more details: Be Our Guest Event Memorial Day Parade: Monday, May 26th beginning at 10:30 am. If you’d like to participate with your organization meet by First Citizen’s Bank at 10 am. The parade will finish up at the Veteran’s Memorial Building. Additionally, VFW Post 5470 and the Knights of Columbus, Council 1690, will hold a Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 26 in Father Berry Hall at St. Patrick Church at 9 am. For more information see the Whitewater Banner or the American Legion William Graham Post 173. If you’re not looking to head out this weekend, stock up on some picnic and grilling foods from Daniel’s Sentry! Any other suggestions for this Memorial Day weekend? Post them below!