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: 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.

Tickets can be purchased online at CD Players’ website: at More information:

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:

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.


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 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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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