Events

Celebrate Water, an initiative of Healthy Water Door County, a fund of the Door County Community Foundation, Inc., has a great line-up of events all focused on preserving our greatest resource, water. If you would like to submit an event for consideration you can download and fill out the form below. Forms can be emailed to celebratewater@givedoorcounty.org or dropped off at the offices of Peninsula Publishing & Distribution or the Door County Community Foundation.

If you would like to hold an event but have no venue space, you can still submit your event and we will reach out to those who volunteered use of their space and get back to you.

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Events Calendar, 2018-2019

Make sure to check back as we get more events and details!

2019


February

February 1: “Paddle to the Sea”, 7pm – POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Door Community Auditorium, 3924 Hwy 42, Fish Creek
Organized by: Door Community Auditorium
A new project that looks at our relationship to the bodies of water that connect our lives. Third Coast Percussion composed a new score to be performed live with the film. $25/$38/$48.

February 2: Door County Talks: Healthy Waters and Navigating Political Shoals, 10am

Door Community Auditorium, 3924 Hwy 42, Fish Creek
Organized by: Door Community Auditorium
Presented by Dr. Roger Kuhns. This session examines water policy and protecting the resource for years to come. Free-will donations appreciated.

February 2: Fireside Coffeehouse Concert, 7pm

Door Community Auditorium, 3924 Hwy 42, Fish Creek
Organized by: Door Community Auditorium and Write On, Door County
“Words on Water.” Poets pair with musicians to create a real coffeehouse atmosphere. Limited seating. Advanced registration recommended. $17.50/ticket.

February 3: Door County Reads Kickoff, 12-2pm

Birch Creek Music Performance Center, 3821 County Rd E, Egg Harbor
Organized by: Door County Library
Featuring music by Craig Konowalski and Keynote Address by Anne Moser, Senior Special Librarian at Wisconsin Water Library at UW-Madison, with a light brunch.

February 4: Play Reading, “Apparitions,” 7pm

Björklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor
Organized by: Peninsula Players
Reading Apparitions by Kristine Thatcher. A play that explores actual events and historical figures in and around Death’s Door. No admission. Part of Door County Reads.

February 4-15: “Ancient Survivors,”

Throughout Door County
Organized by: Door County Library
Get a glimpse of life under the water in this series of black and white images of sturgeon from artists around the world. Available at all eight Library branches. Part of Door County Reads.

February 4-15:“Under the Surface” Northwest Passage Gallery

Ridges Sanctuary, 8166 Hwy 57, Baileys Harbor
Organized by: Door County Library
View underwater photography by students enrolled in the therapeutic nature program at Northwest Passage. Part of Door County Reads.

February 5: Multicultural Book Group, 1pm

Sturgeon Bay Library, 107 S 4th Ave, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Library
Reading The Lighthouse Road by Peter Geye. Participants and listeners welcome. Part of Door County Reads.

February 5: Research and Tales of a Ship Captain, 5:30pm

Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library, 2323 Mill Rd, Sister Bay
Organized by: Door County Library
Lynn Frederick, former Charter Fisherman and Field Agent for the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant, will be talking about her experiences and about her thoughts on Dan Egan’s book, The Death and the Life of the Great Lakes, a Door County Reads Selection. Part of Door County Reads.

February 5: Book Discussion and Potluck, 6pm

Forestville Town Hall, 7705 Co Rd H, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Library
Discussing Wintering by Peter Geye, a Door County Reads Selection, facilitated by Tina Kakuske (7pm). Participants and listeners are welcome. Part of Door County Reads.

February 6: Book Discussion, 12pm

Egg Harbor Library, 7845 Church St, Egg Harbor
Organized by: Door County Library
Discussing The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan, a Door County Reads Selection, facilitated by Anne Moser. Participants and listeners are welcome. Part of Door County Reads.

February 6: Book Discussion, 12pm

Washington Island Library, 910 Main Rd, Washington Island
Organized by: Door County Library
Discussing Wintering by Peter Geye, a Door County Reads Selection, facilitated by Laura Hale. Participants and listeners are welcome. Part of Door County Reads.

February 6: Book Discussion, 7pm

Baileys Harbor Library, 2392 County F, Baileys Harbor
Organized by: Door County Library
Discussing The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan, a Door County Reads Selection, facilitated by Anne Moser. Participants and listeners are welcome. Part of Door County Reads.

February 7: Great Lakes/Great Books Club, 10:30am-12pm

Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison St, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Write On, Door County
Books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as subject matter or as setting are discussed with a facilitator from Write On, Door County. This month: The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan.

February 7: Great Lakes Presentation, 2pm

Ephraim Library, 9996 Water St., Ephraim
Organized by: Door County Library
“Plastics in the Great Lakes.” Plastics in our waters? Where does it come from and what can we do it about it? We’ll read a little, explore the science and brainstorm an action plan. Presented by Anne Moser, senior special librarian from the UW-Madison Wisconsin Water Library. Part of Door County Reads.

February 7: Maritime Speaker Series, 7pm

Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison St, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Maritime Museum
An assortment of monthly programs dealing with everything from historical topics to current issues affecting the Great Lakes and the economy that relies on it. This month: “Lighthouses of Door County” with Jake Heffernan, director of Lighting the Door. We joined Heffernan on his excursion to Plum Island last summer, you can read about it here.

February 8: Book Discussion, 2pm

Scandia Village, 10560 Applewood Rd, Sister Bay
Organized by: Door County Library
Discussing The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan, a Door County Reads Selection, facilitated by Laura Kayacan. Participants and listeners are welcome. Part of Door County Reads.

February 9-10: Door County Reads Gallery Walk, 9am-12pm

Throughout Door County
Organized by: Door County Library
Join us at select Door County galleries. Artists will showcase special pieces inspired by water including textiles, pottery, paintings, and glass. Maps are available at the library branches or on doorcountyreads.org. Part of Door County Reads.

February 9: Book Discussion, 11am

Door County Community Foundation, 222 N 3rd Ave, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Library
Discussing The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan, a Door County Reads Selection, facilitated by Laura Kayacan. Participants and listeners are welcome. Held in the Rock Island meeting room. Part of Door County Reads.

February 9: Author Talk, 2-4pm

Sturgeon Bay High School, 1230 Michigan St, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Library
Dan Egan, author of The Death and Life of the Great Lakes, will be taking your questions during a moderated Q&A session followed by a book signing. Held in the auditorium. Part of Door County Reads.

February 10: Author Talk, 11am

Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St., Egg Harbor
Organized by: Door County Library
Peter Geye, author of The Wintering, a Door County Reads Selection, will give a keynote address and hold a book signing. With entertainment by the Griffon String Quartet. Part of Door County Reads.

February 11: Writing Workshops, 9am-4pm

Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Library and Write On, Door County
A one-day mini conference on writing about the natural world around us. Fiction, poetry, and nonfiction workshops are offered, with opportunities to explore and engage with nature. Register for all three workshops or take part in just one. Workshops are free, but registration is requested. Part of Door County Reads.

February 11: Northwest Passage Talk, 6pm

The Ridges Sanctuary, 8166 Hwy 57, Baileys Harbor
Organized by: Door County Library
Ian Karl, experimental programming coordinator at Northwest Passage, discusses the underwater photography and aquatic sciences program for at-risk teens, whose work will be on display Feb. 4-15. Part of Door County Reads.

February 11: Bittersweet Bookies, 7pm

Fish Creek Library, 4097 Hwy 42, Fish Creek
Organized by: Door County Library
Discussing Wintering by Peter Geye, a 2019 Door County Reads selection. Participants and listeners welcome. Part of Door County Reads.

February 12: Book Club, 10:30am

Ephraim Library, 9996 Water St., Ephraim
Organized by: Door County Library
Discussing Wintering by Peter Geye and The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan, 2019 Door County Reads selections. Participants and listeners welcome. Part of Door County Reads.

February 12: Readers Rampant Book Club, 2:30pm

Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library, 2323 Mill Rd, Sister Bay
Organized by: Door County Library
Discussing Wintering by Peter Geye, a 2019 Door County Reads selection. Participants and listeners welcome. Part of Door County Reads.

February 13: Great Lakes Presentation, 11am

Fish Creek Library, 4097 Hwy 42, Fish Creek
Organized by: Door County Library
“What Makes the Great Lakes So Great?” Julia Noordyk will be discussing the issues facing the Great Lakes and what University of Wisconsin Sea Grant is doing to help coastal communities overcome these challenges. Part of Door County Reads.

February 13: Ice Fishing 101, 4pm

Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St., Egg Harbor
Organized by: Door County Library
Join us for a talk on the basics of ice fishing. Door County fishing guide JJ Malvitz will review the equipment needed, safety tips, and different techniques for catching the big one. Part of Door County Reads.

February 13: Book Discussion, 7pm

Baileys Harbor Library, 2392 County F, Baileys Harbor
Organized by: Door County Library
Discussing Wintering by Peter Geye, a Door County Reads Selection. Participants and listeners are welcome. Part of Door County Reads.

February 15: Winter Play Reading, 7pm

Third Avenue Playhouse, 239 N 3rd Ave, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Library and Third Avenue Playhouse
Third Avenue Playhouse reading of An Enemy of the People by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. Part of Door County Reads.

February 16: Book Give-away

Fish Creek Library, 4097 Hwy 42, Fish Creek
Organized by: Door County Library
Enter to win a copy of Paddle to the Sea by American author/artist Holling C. Holling anytime during the month. The 1941 children’s book features a First Nation boy who carves a wooden canoe and tells of the adventure they take together over the five Great Lakes. Part of Door County Reads and the Door Community Auditorium’s Winter Water Fest.

February 16: Library LIVE, 1pm

Miller Art Museum, 107 S 4th Ave, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Miller Art Museum
Matthew Hollingsworth, composer of the music from WPT Wisconsin Water from the Air, will be performing and talking about being a video/commercial composer. Part of Door County Reads.

February 16: Film Premiere, 3pm

Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Crossroads at Big Creek and Door County Reads
A premiere screening of Wisconsin Water from the Air, plus a Q&A with Laurie Gorman, executive producer with Wisconsin Public Television, followed by a reception. Part of Door County Reads.

February 21: Between the Pages Book Club, 10:30am

Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St., Egg Harbor
Organized by: Door County Library
Discussing Wintering by Peter Geye, a 2019 Door County Reads selection. Participants and listeners welcome. Part of Door County Reads.

February 22: Adventure Talk, 1pm

Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St., Egg Harbor
Organized by: Door County Library
Experience the continent of Antartica through the eyes of photographer Rob Kopecky. Kopecky will share breathtaking images of the animals and landscapes of our southernmost continent taken while traveling aboard the Linbald National Geographic Orion ice-class vessel.

March

March 7: Great Lakes/Great Books Club, 10:30am-12pm

Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison St, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Write On, Door County
Books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as subject matter or as setting are discussed with a facilitator from Write On, Door County. This month: Safe from the Sea by Peter Geye.

March 7: Maritime Speaker Series, 7pm

Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison St, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Maritime Museum
An assortment of monthly programs dealing with everything from historical topics to current issues affecting the Great Lakes and the economy that relies on it. This month: “Title XI Vessels Built in Door County,” presented by Tom Wenstadt.

April

April 4: Great Lakes/Great Books Club, 10:30am-12pm

Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison St, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Write On, Door County
Books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as subject matter or as setting are discussed with a facilitator from Write On, Door County. This month: Barkskins by E. Annie Proulx.

April 26-28: Earth Day is Earth Day Festival

Throughout Door County
Organized by: Earth Week Door County
A three-day celebration of the people, organizations and businesses that respect, preserve and protect our Green earth-care culture in Door County and beyond. A weekend of resource exchange, an environmentally focused open house, speakers, demonstrations, films and activities for kids and adults.

May

May 2: Great Lakes/Great Books Club, 10:30am-12pm

Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison St, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Write On, Door County
Books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that have the Great Lakes as subject matter or as setting are discussed with a facilitator from Write On, Door County. This month: “Barksins” by E. Annie Proulx.

May 20: Peninsula Symphonic Band Celebrates Water, 7pm

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1756 Michigan St, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Peninsula Symphonic Band
The Peninsula Symphonic Community Band will perform a spring concert featuring water themed musical pieces for all ages to promote the celebration of water in our community.

June

June 4-6: Celebrate Water Summit

Landmark Resort, 4929 Landmark Dr, Egg Harbor
Organized by: Celebrate Water Door County
3 days of fun and informational presentations from experts in various fields. The first night features keynote speaker Jill Heinerth, with Dan Egan leading a luncheon discussion the next day. The second day features breakout sessions and the last day features on site field trips. Visit our Summit page for more information!

The Great Lakes make up 84% of North America’s surface fresh water and about 21% of the world’s supply of surface fresh water.

The Great Lakes water system is the largest inland shipping system in the world.

The only Great Lake entirely within the U.S. is Lake Michigan.

Lake Michigan’s shores hold the largest fresh water sand dunes in the world.

The Great Lakes were formed due to glacial movements that caused depressions in the earth that eventually filled with water.

Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are considered one lake hydrologically since they are connected by the Straits of Mackinac.

Although it falls under the category of what we define as a lake, Lake Superior acts more like an inland sea.

There are 9,000-year-old animal-herding structures below Lake Huron.

The Lake Huron shoreline extends 3,827 miles and encompasses 30,000 islands. It is the longest shoreline of the Great Lakes.

The water in Lake Erie is recycled every 2.6 years, the shortest of any Great Lake.

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