A look at upcoming community events in Cambridge and Deerfield. If you have an event to add please email it to the Cambridge News & Deerfield Independent at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Upcoming events are also listed in the print edition of the paper, published each Thursday.
“Mary Poppins” tickets
Tickets for the Cambridge-Deerfield Players Theater’s July production of “Mary Poppins” go on sale on June 15.
Show dates will be July 12 and 13 at 7pm, July 14 at 2pm, July 19 and 20 at 7pm and 21 at 2pm at the 1906 Historic School, 211 South St., in Cambridge.
Mary Poppins is a classic musical that tells the story of George and Winifred who live at Number 17, Cherry Tree Lane with their misbehaved children, whose latest nanny has just quit in a fit. Mary Poppins arrives as the “practically perfect” nanny, who teaches with magic and joyfully bonds with the children as none other has before her. When Mary suddenly leaves the position, and Winifred hires George’s childhood nanny to take on the job, sending George and the children fleeing from the house, Mary becomes more valuable than ever. With patience, kindness, and a little bit of magic, Mary and her friend Bert help the family set things right — maybe more right than they’d ever been before.
Thursday, June 13: Our House Brat Fry
Our House Senior Living, 201 W. Madison St., is hosting a brat fry fundraiser on June 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The $5 donation will buy a brat, chips and lemonade. Proceeds will support the Cambridge Village Senior Center Activities Program. More information: (608) 423-9961.Mon., June 17: Movie Monday
The Cambridge Community Library will offer a Movie Monday on Monday, June 17, at 1 p.m. at the library, 101 Spring Water Alley. The classic movie that will be shown is “Space Cowboys.” This is in honor of the summer literary reading program’s theme of “A Universe of Stories.” There will be free popcorn. This movie is not intended for audiences under 13. More information: (608) 423-3900.
Wed., June 19: Retiree Lunch
Retirees from the Cambridge School District will meet for lunch Wednesday June 19 at 11 a.m. at The Sports Page Bar and Grill, W9535 U.S. Highway 12
Thurs., June 20: Summer Supper
Rockdale Lutheran Church will hold a Ladies Aid Summer Supper on Thursday, June 20, from 4-6 pm. at the church, 107 Water St. in Rockdale. The all-you-can-eat menu includes hot ham, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, salads, rolls, desserts and coffee or milk. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12 and children under 5 are free. The church building is handicapped accessible. Upcoming Summer Suppers are on July 18, Aug. 15 and Sept. 19 and the church’s annual Meatball Supper is Oct. 17. More information: (608) 423-3949.
Thurs., June 20: Library Kickoff
Star animals from the Dane County Humane Society will be at the Cambridge Community Library, 101 Spring Water Alley, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, to help kick off the “Universe of Stories” themed Summer Library Program. Humane Society Educator Amanda Smith will discuss when animals are active and where they live. Kids of all ages are welcome to meet the animals and to ask questions. Paper towel donations are appreciated. Summer reading folders will be available starting at 6 p.m. More information: (608) 423-3900.
Thursday, June 20: Knit and Sip
Kaleidoscope Fibers is holding Knit and Sip June 20 from 6-8 p.m. at Kindfolk Coffee Co., 214 W. Main St. People can work on their knitting projects while having food and drinks. More information: (920) 342-0496.
Friday, June 21: Summer Concert Series
Milkhouse Radio, a Wisconsin bluegrass band, will perform a free show at Veterans Park, 100 E. Main St., on June 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The show is part of the Summer Concert Series hosted by the Cambridge Arts Council. Dancing, picnics, lawn chairs and blankets allowed. No glass in the park. Cambridge BSA Scouts will grill concessions. More information: email@example.com.
Saturday, June 22: Strawberry Salad Luncheon
Oakland-Cambridge Presbyterian Church, 313 E. Main St., Cambridge will hold its annual Strawberry Salad Luncheon on Saturday, June 22. Serving will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults for a salad buffet with strawberry shortcake for dessert.; $5 for children ages 5-12; $3 for shortcake à la carte; and children under 5 are free. Carry-outs are available. Musical entertainment will be provided by the women’s barbershop quartet, By Request, with two performances at 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. The group formed in 2009 and has won several awards, including a regional championship and most improved award. Members include Marie Grafwallner-Huseth (lead), Jen Johnson (baritone), Jane Richard (bass) and Angie Williams (tenor) singing 4-part a cappella harmonies. All four quartet members are involved in the local chapter of Sweet Adelines International. Additionally, a wind and strings ensemble, with Lisa Leadholm on flute, Mare Stewart flute, and Bobbi Rumpf on violin, will perform at 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.Lisa plays occasionally at Grace Lutheran Church. Mare plays at Oakland-Cambridge Presbyterian Church. Bobbi plays in a symphony in Florida. More information: (60) 423-3001.
Saturday, June 22: Bell Joy Ride
The Bell Joy Ride Program, a women’s mountain biking group based in Madison, will hold a morning ride on June 22 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. through CamRock Park 3, 2334 Highland Dr. This is an all-levels off-road ride open to women, trans and femme identifying people 15 or older. Riders under 18 should bring an adult. Basic bike handling knowledge required. The ride is weather dependent. Participants should bring a mountain bike, helmet, trail pass or money for day pass, spare tube, pump, snacks and water. People should sign up at eventbrite.com to fill out a release and liability waiver. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, June 29: Twang Dragons show
The Twang Dragons will play on June 29 from 8 p.m. to midnight at Rockdale Bar & Grill, 222 Water St. More information: (608) 423-3323.
Friday, July 5: Cambridge Winery show
Mackenzie Moore will perform Rock/Folk/Americana music on July 5 from 6-8 p.m. at the Cambridge Winery, 700 Kenseth Way. More information: (608) 423-2348.
Friday, July 12: Summer Concert Series
Gomers & Friends, a 50s and 60s cover band, will perform a free show at Veterans Park, 100 E. Main St., on July 12 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The show is part of the Summer Concert Series hosted by the Cambridge Arts Council. Dancing, picnics, lawn chairs and blankets allowed. No glass in the park. The Cambridge Area Lions Club will grill pizzas and sell beverages. More information: email@example.com.
Saturday, July 13: Roadhouse Chiefs show
The Roadhouse Chiefs will perform at the Rockdale Bar & Grill July 13 from 7-11 p.m. at 222 Water St. The Roadhouse Chiefs play blues rock, swing and classic rock music. More information: (608) 423-3323.
Sunday, July 14: Wooden Sign Workshop
The Cambridge Winery is holding a wooden sign workshop July 14 from 2-4 p.m. at 700 Kenseth Way. Signs By Caitlin is leading the workshop. Registration is required. More information: (608) 423-2348.
Saturday, July 27: VideoStar show
VideoStar is playing a show July 27 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. at the Rockdale Bar & Grill, 222 Water St. VideoStar is an 80s cover band playing songs from artists like Duran Duran, Madonna, Prince, DEVO, Cyndi Lauper and more. More information: (608) 445-4377 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, July 27: Lake Ripley Ride
The 2019 Cambridge Lake Ripley Ride is July 27 at 7 a.m. at N4310 Park Rd. The ride has three routes: a family-friendly 18-mile route, a hilly 40-mile route and a more challenging 62-mile route. The routes take riders through Cambridge, Rockdale, Deerfield and Lake Mills. Registration is $45 for adults in advance, $49 day of race. Kids 12 and under are $15 in advance, $20 day of race. Registration includes a t-shirt, map/cue sheet, rest stops, swimming beach and post-ride celebration with music, refreshments and dinner from the Cambridge Lions Club. The event supports JDRF Westerin Wisconsin Chapter and Cambridge CAP. Riders should register at runsignup.com or cambridgecap.net. More information: email@example.com or (608) 423-8108.
Friday, August 2: Summer Concert Series
American Feedbag, an Americana band, will perform a free show at Veterans Park, 100 E. Main St., on August 2 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The show is part of the Summer Concert Series hosted by the Cambridge Arts Council. Dancing, picnics, lawn chairs and blankets allowed. No glass in the park. Cambridge BSA Scouts will grill concessions. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, Aug. 3: Cherry Pie show
Cherry Pie, an 80s rock cover band, will play during Utica Fest on Aug. 3 from 8 p.m. to midnight at Utica Park, 1390 County Road B. More information:
Friday, August 9: Summer Concert Series
Driftless, a country/Americana group from Cambridge, will perform a free show at Veterans Park, 100 E. Main St., on August 9 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The show is part of the Summer Concert Series hosted by the Cambridge Arts Council. Dancing, picnics, lawn chairs and blankets welcome. No glass in the park. The Cambridge Area Lions Club will grill pizzas and sell beverages. More information: email@example.com.
Wednesdays, June 5-19: Lunch ‘N’ Learn Series
Deerfield resident Linda Carney, a certified health and wellness consultant, is teaching a Lunch ’N’ Learn Series from on June 5, 12 and 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Deerfield Coffeehouse, 50 N. Main St. The cost is $45 for all three sessions, $20 for individual sessions. Space is limited. Topics include self care, eating healthy on a budget and The Power of Hope. Carney, of Your Path Forward, LLC, is certified through the Institute for Integrated Nutrition in New York City. More information: (608) 438-1432.
Friday, June 14: Legacy Fund seat order deadline
The Deerfield School District is taking orders for engraved bleacher seats and permanent spots on the Wall of Champions at the John Polzin Field. Bleacher seats cost $100. Orders are due Friday June 14. Legacy Fund order forms are available at http://deerfield.k12.wi.us. or in the DES/DHS main offices. More information: (608) 764-5431 ext. 1148.
Saturday, June 15: Farmers Market Kick-off
The Deerfield Farmers Market will kick off for the season on June 15 at Deerfield Lutheran Church ELCA, 206 S. Main St. The market will run every Saturday from June 15 to Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Fireman’s Park. This is a free market for vendors, with no booth fee or registration required. Vendors must sell products grown or made locally. More information: deerfieldfarmmarket.com.
Wed., June 19: Music in the Park
There will be a free summer concert Wednesday, June 19 from 6-8 p.m. at the Deerfield Fireman’s Park Pavilion. The show is part of the “Music in the Park” concert series, hosted by the Deerfield Chamber of Commerce. Acoustic solo artist Michael James will perform. More information: deerfieldchamberofcommerce.com/.
Thursday, June 27: Pie Baking
Members of St. Paul’s Liberty Lutheran Church will be baking pies on June 27 and July 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3494 Oak Park Rd. The pies will be sold at the Deerfield Farmer’s Market on June 29 and July 27. No experience necessary. More information:
July 12-14: Deerfield Days
Deerfield Days will be July 12-14 at Community Park. This is a celebration of Youth Baseball with baseball games and tournament play for youth of all ages.
Friday, July 12: Music in the Park
There will be a free summer concert Friday, July 12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Deerfield Fireman’s Park Pavilion. The show is part of the “Music in the Park” concert series, hosted by the Deerfield Chamber of Commerce. Easy Days Barbershop Quartet, a group from Milwaukee, will perform. This is the chamber’s annual ice cream social, ice cream will be provided. More information: www.deerfieldchamberofcommerce.com/.
Sunday, Aug. 4: Deerfield Market Expo
There will be a market on Aug. 4 from 7 a.m.-4p.m. at Bittersweet Blessings Farm, 4509 Highway 73. The expo includes crafts, antiques, fine arts, farmer’s market items, a food court, live music and free ice cream for kids. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under. More information: bittersweetblessingsfarm.com
Sunday, Aug. 11: Women’s Running Retreat
There will be an outdoor running retreat hosted by Running Diva Mom on Aug. 11 from 8-11 a.m. People will do a group run/walk on the Glacial Drumlin Trail from 8-9 a.m., an outdoor fitness class from 9-9:45 a.m. and coffee at the Deerfield Coffeehouse, 50 N. Main St., from 10-11 a.m. Cost is $40. Pre-registration is required. More information: runningdivamom.com
Thursday, August 15: Music in the Park
There will be a free summer concert Thursday, August 15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Deerfield Fireman’s Park Pavilion. The show is part of the “Music in the Park” concert series, hosted by the Deerfield Chamber of Commerce. Steadfast, a local christian band, will perform. More information: www.deerfieldchamberofcommerce.com/.