The Bobber

  • April - 2014
    April - 2014
    • Breadbasket:Seed to Spoon Exhibit

      Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center 426 N Jackson St Janesville

      Saturday, June 15, 2013 - Tuesday, December 30, 2014

      The Rock County Historical Society's Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center presents a year long program to educate the public about the area's food history while helping area food pantries. The program includes an exhibit, events, and a website offering multimedia galleries, free recipes and healthy eating tips related to Rock County's food traditions. Each month will see a new food focus, and local individuals, families and food businesses are invited to share their cultural and signature culinary creations. See website for hours.
    • Living Lost Photographs by Josh Kurpius

      Harley-Davidson Museum 400 W. Canal St. Milwaukee

      Friday, January 17, 2014 - Sunday, May 18, 2014

      Rider and photographer Josh Kurpius’ work reveals the many contradictions embedded within his experiences on the road with friends; quiet reflections among the noise of vintage choppers, broken-down standstills after rolling with the throttle wide open for miles, camaraderie while surrounded by the solitude and emptiness of the endless horizon. A sense of timelessness runs throughout the photographs. References in the images look just as plausibly 1970s as they do modern, from the riders and their bikes to the landscape. Taken during a series of road trips, Josh’s photos not only expose the beauty of America, but the beauty that can be captured in off-moments-those that he regularly finds himself wrapped up in. Often, the moment reveals itself in the most serendipitous way. The machines Josh and his friends ride can only go so far without refueling or needing a repair. While riding across the country, they find themselves stopping in places one might barely notice if they were in a car, or even on a new bike. Josh’s expressive images capture his friend’s reactions to the situation or to what is being seen. The prospect of missing that one moment, both from the perspective of experiencing it and the possibilities of catching it on film, lures Josh back to the road. More than thirty original photographs by Josh Kurpius will be on display. Living Lost runs from January 17, 2014 through May 18, 2014.
    • Magic Mud: Masterworks in Clay

      Racine Art Museum 441 Main St. Racine

      Sunday, February 2, 2014 - Sunday, May 4, 2014

      Large-scale group exhibition of contemporary sculptural and functional clay art works. Racine Art Museum is open daily except Monday. 262-638-8300 or visit
    • White Gold: The Appeal of Lustre

      Racine Art Museum (RAM) 441 Main St. Racine

      Sunday, February 9, 2014 - Sunday, July 6, 2014

      Exhibition of contemporary artists who use shiny materials, such as lustre glazes and gold, in combination with earthy media like clay. Racine Art Museum (RAM) is open daily except Monday. 262-638-8300 or visit
    • Alternative Firing Techniques - Racine County potters

      Racine Arts Council 316 Sixth St. Racine

      Friday, March 7, 2014 - Saturday, April 26, 2014

      See the innovative works of seven artists, all of whom work in clay. The ArtSpace Gallery is open 12-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Free admission.
    • Over Our Head Players presents "Becky's New Car"

      Sixth Street Theatre 318 Sixth St. Racine

      Friday, April 11, 2014 - Sunday, April 27, 2014

      A warm, romantic comedy about a woman caught in middle age, middle management and a middling marriage. For tickets and performance times, call 262-632-6802 or visit
    • 5th Annual International PEEPS Art Competition

      Racine Art Museum 441 Main St. Racine

      Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Sunday, May 4, 2014

      Creativity abounds when artwork is made from PEEPS - the marshmallow candy. Opening reception and awards ceremony is 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 17 at RAM.
    • Prairie Chicken Festival

      Buena Vista Grasslands 1/8 mile east of Co Hwy F on Co Hwy W. Bancroft and Surrounding Area

      Friday, April 18, 2014 - Sunday, April 20, 2014

      A Celebration of Grassland for Birders and Bookies. Activities for children and adults throughout the Central Wisconsin grasslands. Includes prairie chicken viewing at Buena Vista and Paul Olson Wildlife Areas, wildlife presentations, outdoor activities and much more!
    • Spooner-Trego Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt

      Spooner Elementary School 1821 Scribner St. Spooner

      Saturday, April 19, 2014 - Saturday, April 19, 2014

      Come & meet the Easter Bunny! Kids gather eggs filled with candy! Specially marked eggs win prizes! 10 am at Spooner Elementary School. 4 Age Groups: 2-3/4-5/6-7/8-10 Grand prize for each age group wins a bike!***SNOW, RAIN, OR SUNSHINE***
    • Easter Egg Hunt & Bunny Breakfast

      Shell Lake Community Center Shell Lake Shell Lake

      Saturday, April 19, 2014 - Saturday, April 19, 2014

      Miss Shell Lake Royalty will be serving up pancakes and sausage with a beverage at the Shell Lake Community Center from 8-10am. A fun-filled Easter Egg Hunt with prizes for ages 2-10 will take place at the Shell Lake Municipal Campground at 10 am. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures from 8am until after the last egg hunt.
    • An Evening With Swing Nouveau

      Racine Theatre Guild 2519 Northwestern Ave. Racine

      Saturday, April 19, 2014 - Saturday, April 19, 2014

      Enjoy an exciting performance with Swing Nouveau - an extraordinary 15-piece swing orchestra with backup singers. Ticket information at 262-633-4218 or visit
    • Easter Brunch at Rotary Botanical Gardens

      Rotary Botanical Gardens 1455 Palmer Drive Janesville

      Sunday, April 20, 2014 - Sunday, April 20, 2014

      Begin your Easter celebration at this wonderful brunch presented by Best Events, featuring fresh flower centerpieces, decor, and of course, delicious food. The brunch includes a variety of food options for you and your family. The menu includes carving stations, hot and cold buffets, an array of fruits, cheese, assorted breads several types of salads, a bakery station, and desserts. Admission to Rotary Botanical Gardens is included in the ticket price. For a full menu please visit Reservations required by calling 608-755-4123.
    • Food & Wine Tasting

      Spooner Ice House 301 Walnut St Spooner

      Thursday, April 24, 2014 - Thursday, April 24, 2014

      Enjoy delicious food from local restaurants, a large selection of wines for tasting, raffle and silent auction with a portion of the proceeds going to a local charity. Sponsored by the Spooner Area Chamber of Commerce.
    • The Haylofters present "Fools"

      Malt House Theatre 109 N. Main St. Burlington

      Thursday, April 24, 2014 - Sunday, May 11, 2014

      The Haylofters present a fanciful fable from the legendary Neil Simon. "Fools" is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone. Performances are weekends starting April 24. For tickets and show times, call 262-763-9873 or visit
    • Wait Until Dark

      Janesville Performing Arts Center 408 S Main Street Janesville

      Friday, April 25, 2014 - Sunday, May 4, 2014

      Performances on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm. Sunday performances at 2:00 pm. Saturday performances offer an optional dinner catered by Elsberry's Edibles. In this classic mystery by Fredrick Knott, a sinister con man and his two partners meet their match in a blind housewife. Presented by Janesville Little Theatre. For information or tickets, visit the Janesville Performing Arts Center website or call (608) 758-0297.
    • 25th Anniversary Free Day at Rotary Botanical Gardens

      Rotary Botanical Gardens 1455 Palmer Drive Janesville

      Friday, April 25, 2014 - Friday, April 25, 2014

      To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Rotary Botanical Gardens, the community is invited to enjoy the Gardens with free admission on the 25th of each month from April through October. Additional opportunities for free admittance to the Gardens include National Public Gardens Day, Friday, May 9th - Must present coupon as available online at; Spring Plant Sale: Saturday, May 10 & Sunday, May 11 - During regular business hours with proof of RBG plant sale purchase; Fall Plant Sale: Saturday, September 6 & Sunday, September 7 - During regular business hours, with proof of RBG plant sale purchase.
    • Energy Fair

      Evansville Public School Field House 320 Fair St. Evansville

      Friday, April 25, 2014 - Friday, April 25, 2014

      The 12th annual Energy Fair will be packed with all the popular exhibits, displays, activities, fun and information that have made it a popular event in the region, attracting hundreds of people. There is something for everyone, from a live raptor exhibit to an amazing variety of energy-efficient vehicles, and from free document shredding to a light-bulb exchange. The Energy Fair is sponsored and presented by the Evansville Community School District, Evansville Water and Light, WPPI and the Evansville Community Partnership.
    • Spring Art Crawl

      Historic Downtown 137 East Main Street Evansville

      Friday, April 25, 2014 - Friday, April 25, 2014

      Enjoy the styles of 20 artists and musicians as they showcase their work. See everything from found-object art to pottery, and hear everything from original compositions to classics. Student art is represented, too, ranging from kindergarten to fourth grade. The Art Crawl is a walkable event, and balloons will help identify locations. Visitors are encouraged to begin and end the loop by parking at Creekside Place, 102 Maple St. Everyone is encouraged to linger later in the evening at downtown establishments. It's a great way to start a spring weekend!
    • 2014 Racine Open Teen Masters Tournament

      The Lanes on 20 6601 Washington Ave. Mount Pleasant

      Saturday, April 26, 2014 - Sunday, April 27, 2014

      Top teen bowlers from throughout the region compete to qualify for the 2014 National Finals. Free for spectators.
    • "Old Clock, New Hands" - Racine Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Concert

      Racine Theatre Guild 2519 Northwestern Ave. Racine

      Saturday, April 26, 2014 - Saturday, April 26, 2014

      The winner of the 2014 Young Artists Competition will join the Racine Symphony Orchestra in concert. Also performing are students from the annual Side by Side Invitational. For tickets, call 262-636-9285 or visit
    • Ladies Lifestyle Expo

      MARC - the Smith Center 1100 MARC Dr. Merrill

      Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - Tuesday, April 29, 2014

      There will be many different booths to choose from. Guest speaker’s 6:30 - 7 p.m. Hair and Fashion show presented by Waves Full Service Salon starts at 7 p.m. Plus, we will have a silent auction.