A look at upcoming community events in Cambridge and Deerfield. If you have an event to add, please email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Upcoming events are also listed in the print edition of the paper, published each Thursday.“Mary Poppins”
CD Players Theater is performing “Mary Poppins” on July 19, 20, 21 at the Cambridge Historic School, 213 South St. The shows on July 19 and 20 will be at 7 p.m. The July 21 show will be a 2 p.m. matinee. Tickets are available at the door or at cdplayerstheater.com. More information: cdptheater @gmail.com.CAMBRIDGE
Sunday, July 21: Pizza on the Farm
Sprouting Acres Farm, at 1746 Highway 73, is holding “Pizza on the Farm” July 21 from 4:30-8 p.m, with pizza and music from “In Bed by 9,” a four-piece acoustic cover band. More information: (608) 469-2319.
Thursday, July 25: Jordan Danielsen
Musician Jordan Danielsen will perform at the Cambridge Winery July 25 from 5:30-8 p.m. at 700 Kenseth Way. Admission is free. Danielsen is a guitar and harmonica player from Colorado, who tours the Midwest. More information: (608) 423-2348.
Thursday, July 25: “Let’s Talk”
The Cambridge Community Library is holding a listening session on July 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Amundson Community Center, 200 Spring St. The session gathers resident’s thoughts about the community, and share them with local organizations and departments. No registration is required, refreshments provided. There will be another session Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m. More information: (608) 423-3900.July 27-28: Midwest Fire Fest
Midwest Fire Fest is Saturday July 27 from 10a.m.-10p.m. and Sunday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Westside Park, 300 W. Water St. The event is a fire-themed art festival hosted by the Cambridge Arts Council, featuring demonstrations and workshops, a vendor fair, live music, food and beverages, and a sculpture reveal 9 p.m. Saturday. Admission to the festival is free, with optional ticketed events such as the Fire Feast meal Saturday at 6 p.m., a farm-to-table style meal by Luke Zahm of the Driftless Cafe. Demonstrations include blacksmith forging, an iron pour, barrel making, knife metalwork, and pit fire pottery. More information: email@example.com or visit midwestfirefest.com for event schedule.
Saturday, July 27: VideoStar show
VideoStar, an 80s cover band, 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.
Saturday, July 27: BBQ War
Dancing Goat Distillery is holding a Barbeque War July 27 from 12-8 p.m. at 909 Vineyard Dr. They’re co-hosting and battling with The Distillery Channel, a distilling media company. On the menu will be beef short ribs, chicken wings, pork tenderloin and potatoes. More information: (608) 467-4905.
Saturday, July 27: Wayne Road show
Wayne Road, a country rock/classic country/classic rock band, will play at Rockdale Bar & Grill July 27 from 2-6 p.m. at 222 Water St. More information: (608) 423-3323.Saturday, July 27: Lake Ripley Ride
The Cambridge Community Activities Program (CAP)’s Lake Ripley Ride bike ride is on Saturday, July 27, starting at 7 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and CAP. The ride starts at Lake Ripley Park in Cambridge, and all ages are welcome.
The 62-mile ride starts out from 7-8 a.m., the 40-mile ride from 8-9 a.m., and the family friendly 18-mile ride from 9-9:30 a.m. Children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult and the registration fee for children is $15 until Friday, July 26, rising to $20 the day of the race. Entrance fees for adults are $45 pre-race, rising to $49 the day of the race. VIP registration is $60, which includes a JRDF engraved pint glass, a Lake Ripley Ride logo, and one extra drink ticket. A post-ride celebration at the park will include live music, refreshments, and a dinner provided by the Cambridge Lions Club Lake Ripley Ride registration: https://www.bikesignup.com
Thursday, Aug. 1: Homecoming Fashion Show
Premiere Couture will hold a fashion show and launch party for its collection of homecoming dresses on Aug. 1, at 145 W. Main St. Doors open at 7 p.m., fashion show begins at 7:30 p.m. The free event includes raffle prizes, swag bags, discounts and refreshments. More information: (608) 423-2272.Thursday, Aug. 1: Community Cafe
There will be a free Community Cafe July 11 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Ripley Park, N4310 Park Rd. The August meal is hosted by The Cambridge Foundation.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.
Aug 2-Aug. 3: Maxwell Street Days and City-wide Garage Sales
The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce is hosting Maxwell Street Days from Aug. 2 at 9 a.m. to Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. on Main St. There will be sidewalk sales by local businesses, activities and village-wide garage sales. More information: (608) 423-3780.
Aug 2-Aug. 3: Library Used Book Sale
The Friends of the Cambridge Community Library will hold its annual Used Book Sale Friday, Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Saturday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Amundson Community Center, 200 Spring St., Cambridge. Hardcover books $1, paperbacks 50 cents. There will also be a raffle of book-themed baskets. Prior to the sale, the library will accept donations of used books to be sold. More information: (608) 423-3900.Friday, Aug. 2: Angels and Outlaws at Utica Fest
Country band Angels and Outlaws will play during Utica Fest on Aug. 2 from 8 p.m. to midnight at Utica Park, 1390 County Road B.
Saturday, Aug. 3: Cherry Pie at Utica Fest
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.
Sunday, Aug. 4: Wayne Road at Utica Fest
Wayne Road, a country rock/classic country/classic rock band, will play at Utica Fest on Aug. 5-10 p.m. at Utica Park, 1390 County Road B.
Sunday, Aug. 4: Mike and Jamie McCloskey show
Mike and Jamie McCloskey, a father/son duo, will perform Aug. 4 from 5-8 p.m. at Sprouting Acres Farm, 1746 Highway 73, during a “Pizza on the Farm” night. The duo from Stoughton and Oregon plays acoustic blues, country and folk tunes. More information: (608) 469-2319.Friday, Aug. 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.
Sunday, Aug. 18: Pizza on the Farm
Sprouting Acres Farm, at 1746 Highway 73, is holding “Pizza on the Farm” Aug. 18 from 4:30-8 p.m, with live music and pizza. More information: (608) 469-2319.DEERFIELD
Thursday, July 18: Movie Matinee
The Deerfield Public Library is holding a free movie screening every Thursday in July at 3 p.m at 12 W. Nelson St. July 18 is “Sherlock Gnomes.” July 25 is “Show Dogs.” Popcorn will be provided. People should bring their own blankets and pillows. No registration required. More information: (608) 764-8102.
Thursday, July 18: “Seize the Night”
The Deerfield Public Library is holding a stargazing workshop July 18 at 6:30 p.m. at 12 W. Nelson St. Astronomy educator and volunteer NASA ambassador John Heasley will run a free class . More information: (608) 764-8102.
Friday, July 19: Backyard BBQ
The Deerfield Lions Club is hosting a Backyard Barbeque July 19 from 5-8 p.m. The barbeque will take place by the Glacial Drumlin bike trail, adjacent to The Railhouse, at Nelson/Lions Park. The menu includes hamburgers, brats, hotdogs, sides and beverages. More information: deerfieldlions firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, July 22: “Zoo to You”
The Henry Vilas Zoo Mobile will visit the Deerfield Public Library at 12 W. Nelson St. on July 22 at 1 p.m. People will have the chance to meet live animals up close, and learn about them during a presentation. More information: (608) 764-8102.
Tuesday, July 23: Crafty Tuesdays
The Deerfield Public Library holds a craft event every Tuesday in July at 1 p.m. at 12 W. Nelson St. The event is part of the Summer Reading Program, and runs from July 9 to July 30. Registration is required, and the craft changes each week. More information: (608) 764-8102.
Wed., July 24: Planetarium Show
The Deerfield Public Library is sponsoring a planetarium trip July 24 from 3-7:30 p.m. to the UW-Milwaukee Manfred Olson Planetarium for an “Astronomical Wonders” show. Participants will meet at the library, 12 W. Nelson St. at 3 p.m. to leave for Milwaukee. This is a free event for all ages, but registration is required to secure a bus seat. For more information, and to register, visit the library or call (608) 764-8102.
Thursday, July 25: Pie Baking
Members of St. Paul’s Liberty Lutheran Church will be baking pies on 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. No experience necessary. More information: (608) 764-5885.Monday, July 29: Outer Space Cake
The Deerfield Public Library, 12 W. Nelson St., will celebrate the end of its summer library program on Monday, July 29 at 1 p.m. with space-themed cake. More information: (608) 764-8102.
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/.
Saturday, Aug. 17: Community Fun Festival
St. Paul’s Liberty Lutheran Church is hosting a Community Fun Festival Saturday, Aug. 17, from noon to 8 p.m. at Fireman’s Park in Deerfield. Live music will be provided by By Request, the Promised Band, the Tim Hansen Band and the Kristy B Band. There will be food and drink for sale, children’s activities like face painting and a bouncy house, a bags tournament, a raffle and a silent auction. Proceeds will help restore the church’s bell tower. More information: 764-5885.