Fresh produce, pasture-raised pork, grass-fed beef, farm-fresh eggs, fresh-baked breads, and made-to-order foods are just some of the signature goods being offered at Town Square’s Friday markets this summer. The season, featuring over 15 new and returning vendors, will kick off Friday, May 24 at 3:00 pm on the Town Square Community Center lawn in Downtown Green Lake.
Colton Burt, a certified personal trainer and owner of Priority Fitness, will operate and manage Town Square’s Green Lake Fitness, taking over responsibility for overseeing all aspects of the downtown Green Lake 24-hour fitness and exercise facility. A native of Neshkoro, Mr. Burt has been in the fitness business since graduating from Wautoma High School and holds a certified personal training certificate from ACE—one of the country’s top, nationally-recognized certification programs.
Innovation consultant Mike Maddock, in his keynote address at Green Lake Renewal’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards on April 26, will show Green Lake area businesspeople how to use disruptive tactics employed by business luminaries including Elon Musk, Oprah Winfrey and Walt Disney. His just-published book, “Plan D: Lessons from the World’s Most Successful Disruptors,” demonstrates how agility, speed and curiosity are now more important than size, and shows what the best disruptors have in common.
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.
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.
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.
Norton Boat Works of Green Lake is partnering with the nonprofit organization Green Lake Renewal to offer wooden boat rides on the Saturday of Harvest Fest, September 29, from 9 am to 3 pm. Boat rides are 20 minutes long and tickets will be sold at the wharf in Deacon Mills Park for $10 each. All proceeds will benefit Green Lake Renewal's Town Square Community Center.
In its second year, the summer party, sponsored by Green Lake residents Mike and Jill Havey, sets out to create a space of celebration for the entire community.
Green Lake area community members will be welcomed onto the streets of downtown Green Lake Saturday, Sept. 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. to enjoy live music, food and drinks from local eateries.
The event is a fund-raiser, but not in the traditional sense.
The family-friendly, community-favorite game will feature a 50-50 raffle, door prizes, and special gifts sponsored by Goose Blind Grill and Bar. Bingo cards start at $10 each and are good for all games including the last blackout game for the progressive jackpot. Concessions, including soda, chips, beer, wine, and $2 Sheboygan hot dogs, will be available throughout the night. Doors open at 5:30 pm at 492 Hill Street, Green Lake.
The second annual Green Lake Community Street Bash is coming back to Downtown Green Lake on Saturday, September 1. The free event will take place overlooking the Green Lake Mill Pond on Water Street. Food trucks, street games and a cash bar will begin at 6:00 pm, with live music by the Davidson County Band from 7:00 – 10:00 PM. Special thanks to local philanthropists Mike and Jill Havey for sponsoring the community-scale party to benefit local nonprofit organizations.
The Green Lake Bird and Nature Club will host a special presentation about Aerial Insectivores on Wednesday, August 15 at 6:30 pm in Town Square Community Center. This promises to be a fascinating educational opportunity for nature-lovers in the Green Lake area. The event is free and open to the public.