Starting January 21, 2019, Moraine Park Technical College will offer a five-week business startup series of classes at Town Square Community Center. Classes will run on Monday evenings from 5:30 to 8:25 pm through February 18. Non-program students may register after Open Registration begins on December 5, 2018. Interested individuals can find more information online at morainepark.edu/programs or by calling (800) 472-4554.
In the summer of 2018, Town Square hosted its first ever Camp Chocolat: a four day camp filled with chocolate for kids in grades k-5. Participants designed their own chocolate bar, created a chocolate brand, made a plan and sell the finished product at the Friday Market at Town Square with the professional guidance of Heather Rawlings Davis.
Green Lake Fitness, the downtown facility located at Town Square and operated by the non-profit Green Lake Renewal, is offering current members the opportunity to bring a guest for a week at no additional cost. This offer is only valid starting Monday, November 26 through Monday, December 3. To take advantage of this promotion, guests must print and sign the form below or sign one at Town Square’s front desk during business hours.
Town Square Community Center is partnering with Gongtopia to bring a one-day gong meditation session to Green Lake on Saturday, December 8 from 1:30 to 3 pm. Advance registration is $25 or $30 the day of. Participants can register online at www.greenlakerenewal.org, by calling 920-807-0008, or by visiting the front desk at Town Square Community Center.
Pat Ehrenberg is exhibiting her award-winning quilts at Town Square for the fourth year. Ehrenberg has been an avid quilter for more than 30 years. Her art work has been featured throughout the world, from the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival in Washington, DC to the People’s Day Festival in Chiba, Japan.
The artists of the corner store co-op will host a holiday sale and open house on Saturday, December 15 at Town Square Community Center in Downtown Green Lake from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Special handmade holiday gift items will be on sale, including jewelry, fabric art, photos, cards and framed art. Visitors will also get a chance to create their own personalized gift tags and ornaments at the co-op’s “Make It & Take It’’ tables for a very small fee.
After receiving rave reviews from her stained glass class participants, artist Donna Marquart will be back to teach a copper foil method of stained glass in a class titled “Simple Gifts”. This popular technique will be offered on Sunday, November 18 and again on Sunday, December 2, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Town Square in downtown Green Lake.
A new partnership gives Green Lake area residents the opportunity to enroll in Moraine Park Technical College’s “Start Your Own Business” program at Town Square Community Center. This five-week series allows new and established business owners to participate in a business program that offers work/life flexibility.
Town Square Community Center is hosting Arnold Grummer's second annual Midwest Paper Fest through the month of October. This show features handmade paper art from thirteen artists representing seven different states across the United States. Members of the community are encouraged to come, enjoy the art and purchase their favorite piece before the exhibit concludes. In celebration of handmade paper art, resident Artist Tanya Schwartz will be hosting papermaking workshops at a reduced price of $10 per person and include a guided tour of the exhibit through the remainder of the exhibit. Workshops must be scheduled in advance. To schedule an appointment with Tanya, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Green Lake High School student and Girl Scout Kelsey Olmen recently installed a little free library outside Town Square Community Center. This new community resource was late last month as part of Kelsey’s project for the Silver Award, the highest award for a Girl Scout cadet.
The little free library takes the shape of a small, red wooden box in the middle of Town Square’s bike garden. People of all ages may take a book without having to worry about any costs or overdue fees, and in return, individuals may leave a book for others to read.
The Green Lake area’s biggest and spookiest Halloween Costume Party—Town Square’s Spooktacular Bingo—is scheduled for Saturday evening, October 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at 486 Hill Street in Green Lake. The otherworldly event has become a favorite way to celebrate Halloween, with awards for the most festive Halloween costumes, door prizes throughout the night, a 50-50 raffle and a chance to win the fang-tastic $600 progressive jackpot.
reparations are underway and applications are now being accepted for this fall’s Town Square indoor market. The market, which features growers and artisans from throughout the area, will run on a weekly basis from 9 am to 12 pm starting Saturday, November 3 through Saturday, December 15 at 492 Hill Street in Green Lake.
Arnold Grummer’s Papermaking will launch its second annual Midwest Paper Fest with an opening reception on Friday, October 5 from 6 -7:30 pm at Town Square. A juried exhibition will follow the reception, wherein the winners of this year’s Paper Fest will be announced. The catered event is free and open to the public.