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OUTDOOR MARITIME WEEK IN STURGEON BAY, HIKING TOURS AT THE CLEARING (1) The City of Sturgeon Bay will once again honor its rich maritime heritage with a diverse collection of entertaining and fun-filled events Aug. 5 – 13. Officially titled “Sturgeon Bay Maritime Week: A Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard,” the celebration includes many longstanding annual waterfront events along with a growing list of new activities. In addition to focusing on Sturgeon Bay’s extraordinary maritime history, the week honors the area’s local Coast Guard personnel, past and present, for their service and many contributions to the community. Maritime Week gets underway Aug. 5, 11 am, with a picnic for all active, reserve, retired and veteran Coast Guard personnel and their families. Aug. 6 brings a new event to the Maritime Week calendar. Adopt-a-Soldier Door County and the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department will host an “all you can eat” breakfast at the firehouse adjacent to City Hall from 7 – 11 am. Following breakfast, there will be a BBQ and benefit concert at Martin Park and the bands Last Man Standing and Copper Box will entertain throughout the afternoon. The Harmony by the Bay Summer Concert Series continues Aug. 9 at Martin Park. The
ever-popular Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns will entertain. The concert begins at 7 pm and will open with a salute to veterans from all branches of the armed forces. The Salute to the Coast Guard Golf Outing is Aug. 10. This public golf event celebrates the Coast Guard’s birthday with a fun fourperson scramble format at Idlewild Golf Course. Contact the Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) for an entry form and additional details. Thursday’s activities also include the “TGIT” Sail Racing at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club that evening. Contact the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club (920.743.6934) for details. Maritime Week returns to Martin Park on Aug. 11 with an outdoor screening of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at dusk. Aug. 12 & 13 is packed with maritime activities on Sturgeon Bay’s working waterfront. Aug. 12 opens with the first day of the Door County Classic and Wooden Boat Festival on the DCMM grounds. The many activities at the Classic and Wooden Boat Festival blend with the Maritime on Madison celebration. There will be music, store sales and kids’ activities to keep everyone entertained as they stroll Sturgeon Bay’s historic West Side. On the DCMM grounds, dozens of classic boats will be on display. The construction and the decoration phase in the ever-popular Sikaflex Boat Building competition begins Saturday morning. Watch as two-person teams working feverishly with limited lumber and materials to craft a oneof-a-kind boat that will float, hopefully. The grounds open at 9 am. At the conclusion of Saturday’s activities, head for the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club for their annual Evening on the Bay events Saturday evening, including live music, boat parade and fireworks. All events are open to the public.
A youngster enjoys the Door County Classic and Wooden Boat Festival. Photo by Steve Reinke. Maritime Week wraps up Aug. 13 with the second day of the Door County Classic and Wooden Boat Festival. The “sea trials” of the often less-than-seaworthy Sikaflex Challenge vessels is always the highlight of day two. Sturgeon Bay’s designation as an official Coast Guard City in 2014 makes the celebration even more special. Sturgeon Bay is one of only 20 communities nationwide to be named a Coast Guard City and is the first, and only, in Wisconsin.
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landscape of The Clearing Folk School are the subject of continuing free, interpretive hikes to the historic campus and buildings, led by volunteer docents on select Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 29. The two-hour hiking tours begin at 1 pm at the Jens Jensen Visitor Center, 12171 Garrett Bay Road, Ellison Bay. No pre-registration is necessary. The terrain is a bit rugged in places, and sturdy walking shoes are highly recommended.
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HAPPENINGS $29/adult. $19/student. $9/children under 12. “Candide” Third Avenue Playhouse, 239 N 3rd Ave, Sturgeon Bay. 920.743.1760. 7:30pm. A witty and wacky satire of an operetta, Candide takes the audience on a round-the-world romp of idealistic optimism as it clashes with a series of absurdly unfortunate events. $28/general admission. $12/students. $7/child (12 & under). “The Bridges of Madison County” Peninsula Players, 4351 Peninsula Players Rd, Fish Creek. 920.868.3287. 8pm. A ravishingly beautiful musical based on the novel by Robert James Waller. $39-$44/tickets. “Victory Farm” Northern Sky Theater, Peninsula State Park Amphitheater, 10169 Shore Rd, Fish Creek. 920.854.6117. 8pm. Written with humor and tenderness, “Victory Farm” is an uplifting tale of family, forgiveness, and the fruits of our labor set on a Door County cherry orchard during World War II. Vehicle sticker not required. $22/Adults. $11/ Students. $6/Children 12 years old and under. $7/extra charge for reserved seats.
Jazz II Concert Series Birch Creek Music Performance Center, 3821 Cty E, Egg Harbor. 920.868.3763. 7pm. Pre-show music in the gazebo or Juniper Hall. 7:30pm. Swinging Through the Ages with Mardra and Reggie Thomas. $34/premium seating. $29/adults. $10/ students. $6/children. Peninsula Music Festival Door Community Auditorium, 3924 Hwy 42, Fish Creek. 920.854.4060. 7:30pm. Terry Everson, trumpet. Pieces by Grieg, Offenbach, Gershwin, Lowe/Bennett, Mascagni, Anderson, and Morton Gould. $35-$65/ticket. $10/students & children.
Glass Blowing Demonstration Popelka Trenchard Art Gallery, 64 S 2nd Ave, Sturgeon Bay. 920.743.7287. Call for details. Free and open to the public. Opening Reception and Artist Demonstration Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery, 4999 Plum Bottom Rd, Egg Harbor. 920.743.2819.
1-2pm. Demonstration. Josephine Geiger walks through her leaded glass design and cutting process. 2-4pm. Reception featuring glass works. Wine and light hors d’oeuvres provided. Opening Reception Turtle Ridge Gallery, 11736 Mink River Rd, Ellison Bay. 920.854.4839. 10am-5pm. For Mariyana Dimitrova, natural fiber artist. With refreshments on the patio. Trunk Show Patricia Shoppe, 7681 Hwy 42, Egg Harbor. 920.868.1537. 10am-5pm. Featuring the jewelry of Anna Beck. Meet the Artist Linden Gallery, 12001 Mink River Rd, Ellison Bay. 920.854.2487. 2-5pm. Meet Xiao Shunzhi, a master ink and paint artist, and his kids who are rising artists in their own right. Meet & Greet with Artist Demonstration 2forU Design & Gallery, 4140 Bluff Ln, Fish Creek. 920.854.7770. 2-4:30pm. With featured watercolor artist Fran Vail.
Annual Pancake Breakfast Scholarship Fundraiser Ephraim Village Hall, 9996 Hwy 42, Ephraim. 7:30-11am. Annual pancake breakfast sponsored by the Ephraim Men’s Club to raise money for Northern Door students’ scholarships. Door prizes. $10/adults. $6/children. Summer Wine Fest Series Parallel 44 Winery, N2185 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Kewaunee. 920.388.4400. 12-5pm. Enjoy a day of wine, delicious food, live music, vineyard tours and more. Free admission.
Forward Wisconsin! Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd, Fish Creek. 920.868.3258. 11am-12:30pm. Plan on 30 minutes to experience the following activities: UnNature Trail, Wisconsin Style. Walk a short trail, counting the number of items that don’t belong in nature. Tell your answer to the naturalist for a “ticket” to toast a pudgy pie pizza (while supplies last) over a campfire. Learn how to be safe around campfires. Stop by the Nature Center any time. Free. Park vehicle sticker required.
LEGO Kids’ Club Sturgeon Bay Library, 107 S 4th Ave, Sturgeon Bay. 920.743.6578. 1-2pm. Kids (K-4th grade) are welcome to build unique creations with thousands of Legos. Many of the creations will be on display all month in the children’s area of the library. Free. Yesteryear Program Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St, Sturgeon Bay. 920.421.2332. 2pm. “Peil Family History,” presented by Lynn Mattke. Held in the Collins Learning Center. Freewill donation.
Storytime with Olive Fish Creek Bookshop & Gallery, 9331 Spring Road - Top of the Hill Shops, Fish Creek. 920.559.9091. 10:30am & 11:30am. Parents and caregivers are welcome to bring their children ages 5-12 years old for storytime. Free.
Birds of Prey Experience Open Door Bird Sanctuary, 4114 County Rd I, Jacksonport. 920.724.1399. 1 pm. Raptor program. See and touch artifacts & visit with birds on display. Adults/$7. Children/$4. 2:30pm. Guided trail hike. Sanctuary Open (12-4pm). Dedication Ceremony and 80th Anniversary Cook-out Ridges Sanctuary – Cook-Albert Fuller Center, 8166 Hwy 57, Baileys Harbor. 920.839.2802. 11:30am. Cook-Albert Fuller Center Building dedication ceremony. 12-2pm. Cook out and social. No reservations necessary. Nature Center is open and guided hikes are available starting at 2pm. Farmers Market & Heritage Program Corner of the Past & Old Anderson House Museum, 10310 Fieldcrest Rd, Sister Bay. 920.854.7680. 8am-12pm. Local farmers and vendors provide fresh produce, sauces, honey, meats, eggs, flowers, bakery, jewelry, wood products & photography. Heritage Program: Don and Carolyn Payne, photography and pastels. Farmers Market Market Square, 421 Michigan St, Sturgeon Bay. 920.746.2912. 8:30am-12pm. Large assortment of locally grown
produce as well as foods and baked goods. Hand crafted items. Market accepts FoodShare benefits. Citizen Science Newport State Park, 475 Cty Hwy NP, Ellison Bay. 920.854.2500. 10am. “Living Fossils: A Dragonfly Hike with Paul Burton.” This relatively easy hike takes you to the wetland area of the Mink River Estuary in search of “living fossils. Capture and identify different species of dragonflies. Meet at the Nature Center, Lot 1. Some nets will be available to use. Free. Park vehicle sticker required. Docent-Led Hikes The Clearing, 12171 Garrett Bay Rd, Ellison Bay. 920.854.4088. 1pm. The terrain is a bit rugged in places, and sturdy walking shoes are highly recommended. The 2-hour walks leave from the Jens Jensen Visitor Center. Free. Movie in the Park Waterfront Park Main Stage, 10693 N Bay Shore Dr/Hwy 42, Sister Bay. 8pm. “Secret Life of Pets” (PG). Bring a chair or blanket and snag a spot in the park. Movies begin at dusk.
Pro Mini Golf Tournament Red Putter, 10404 Water St, Ephraim. 920.615.4787. 8am. Sign in. 9am. Tournament play. Players must qualify with a round under par. 3 rounds of golf are played followed by lunch. $30 entry fee. 1st place wins a trophy, $2000 cash, and the Red Jacket. Semi-Pro Football Baileys Harbor Recreation Park, 2623 Summit Rd, Baileys Harbor. 920.609.7615. 4pm. Lincoln-Way Patriots vs. DC Destroyers.
SUN 8/6 FESTIVALS
Door County Fair John Miles County Park, 812 N 14th Ave, Sturgeon Bay. 920.746.7126. Carnival rides, food stands, 4-H animal barns, grandstand events, kids and family tents. Visit doorcountyfair. com for more information. Czech Fest/Kolache Fest Agricultural Heritage & Resources Farm, N2251
Hwy 42, Kewaunee. 920.388.0604. The largest Czech Festival in Northeastern Wisconsin. Enjoy 2 days of Czech food, Kolache baking demonstrations, Kolache sales, Czech music, beer gardens, Czech vendors and displays. Polka Mass and Czech dinner on Sunday. Visit agriculturalheritage. org for more information.
The Water Street Hot Shots Kendall Park, 2392 Co Rd F, Baileys Harbor. 920.839.2366. 11am-1pm. Vintage blues. Free. Small Forest MacReady Artisan Bread Company, 7828 Hwy 42, Egg Harbor. 920.495.2928. 11:30am-1:30pm. Folk. In the gazebo. Free. Jim Counter Simon Creek Vineyard & Winery, 5896 Bochek Rd, Carlsville. 920.746.9307. 1-5pm. Smooth vocals and silky guitar playing. Free. Centerline Wave Pointe Marina & Resort, 3600 Cty Rd CC, Sturgeon Bay. 920.824.5440. 1-5pm. Classic rock and country. Free. Cathy Grier Waterfront Mary’s Bar & Grill at Beach Harbor Resort, 3662 N Duluth Ave, Sturgeon Bay. 920.743.3191. 2-6pm. Singer/ songwriter. Free. HUSH Cold Country Vines & Wines, E3207 Nuclear Rd, Kewaunee. 920.776.1328. 2:30-5pm. Classic rock. Free. Spice Band Stone Harbor Restaurant & Pub, 107 N 1st St, Sturgeon Bay. 920.746.0700. 2:30-6pm. Playing all your favorite oldies but goodies. On the patio. Free. Jeff Stoeger and Shed Dog Harbor Park Gazebo, 212 Harrison St, Kewaunee. 920.388.4822. 5:30-8pm. Playing a variety of hits. Bring your own lawn chair, blanket, picnic basket and beverages. Rain locations are Port ‘O’ Call or Lakehaven Hall (no carry-ins allowed at rain locations). Scotty Cash Kitty O’Reilly’s Irish Pub, 59 E Oak St, Sturgeon Bay. 920.743.7441. 6pm. Country swamp grass. Free. Matt Endres Band Hof Restaurant at the Alpine Resort, 7715 Alpine Rd, Egg Harbor. 920.868.3000. 6:30pm. Live music. Free.
Ben Larsen Fred & Fuzzy’s Waterfront Bar & Grill, 360 Little Sister Rd, Sister Bay. 920.854.6699. 7-10pm. Folk/Americana/ Storytelling. Free. Tonic Sol Fa Peg Egan Performing Arts Center, 7840 Church St, Egg Harbor. 920.493.5979. 7pm. This quartet has been named one of the top five “must see” groups in America. Lawn chairs and carry-in’s are allowed. Held in Calvary Methodist Church if raining. Free. Handpicked Bluegrass Fishstock Concert Series, 3127 Cty F, Fish Creek. 920.421.5555. 7pm. Playing contemporary and traditional bluegrass. “Doc” Retzinger opening. $20/ticket. Cookee Gibraltar Grill, 3993 Main St, Fish Creek. 920.868.4745. 7:30pm. Folk and fun timeless music. Free. Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder Door Community Auditorium, 3924 Hwy 42, Fish Creek. 920.868.2728. 8pm. Blazing bluegrass. $38/$50/$65 tickets. $10/Students 18 and under.
“Candide” Third Avenue Playhouse, 239 N 3rd Ave, Sturgeon Bay. 920.743.1760. 2pm. A witty and wacky satire of an operetta, Candide takes the audience on a roundthe-world romp of idealistic optimism as it clashes with a series of absurdly unfortunate events. $28/general admission. $12/students. $7/child (12 & under). “The Bridges of Madison County” Peninsula Players, 4351 Peninsula Players Rd, Fish Creek. 920.868.3287. 7:30pm. A ravishingly beautiful musical based on the novel by Robert James Waller. $39-$44/tickets.
Meet the Artist Linden Gallery, 12001 Mink River Rd, Ellison Bay. 920.854.2487. 2-5pm. Meet Xiao Shunzhi, a master ink and paint artist, and his kids who are rising artists in their own right.
Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser Sturgeon Bay Fire Department, 421 Michigan St.,
Each fall, the Peninsula Pulse newspaper in Door County, Wisconsin invites people of all ages, backgrounds and artistic abilities to submit...
Published on Aug 3, 2017
Each fall, the Peninsula Pulse newspaper in Door County, Wisconsin invites people of all ages, backgrounds and artistic abilities to submit...