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.

Click on the form below to download. Full calendar below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events Calendar, 2018-2019

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

2019


January

January 3: 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: Door Ways by Norbert Blei.

January 12: Hydroponics 101, 11am

Kress Pavilion/Egg Harbor Library, 7845 Church St., Egg Harbor
Organized by: Egg Harbor Library
Hydroponics is a form of gardening that uses no soil, but instead grows plants in a solution of nutrients mixed with water. Take the first step in starting your own by learning the fundamentals of hydroponics, its pros and cons, what it takes to grow crops in various environments and how to set up your own home system. Kits available for purchase. Free.

January 15: “Saving Snow”, 4:30pm

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 10341 Water St., Ephraim
Organized by: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County
Filmed in Wisconsin, Saving Snow is an investigative film on how the snow sport industry is taking action in confronting climate change while saving their livelihoods towards a clean energy future.

January 16: Matinee Movie, 3:30pm

Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St., Egg Harbor
Organized by: Kress Pavilion
Showing Paddle to the Sea. This short film recounts the adventures of a toy Native American canoe as it makes its way from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. Popcorn provided.

January 17: Repair Cafe, 2pm

Kress Pavilion/Egg Harbor Library, 7845 Church St., Egg Harbor
Organized by: Egg Harbor Library
Each month, over coffee and snacks, participants will focus on a new item repair. The focus this month is ‘What’s in Your Water.’ Receive free water test kits and learn some insight on what to do with the results of your test.

January 24: “Coal-Tar Pavement Sealants”, 6pm

Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Crossroads at Big Creek
Tar-base pavement sealants are the primary source of toxic PAH pollution in urban landscapes. The PAHs are harmful to human health and the aquatic life in our streams and lakes. This program will explain the threat and offer alternatives. Held in the lecture hall of the Collins Learning Center.

February

February 1: “Paddle to the Sea”, 7pm

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 2-15: Door County Reads

Throughout Door County.
Organized by: Door County Library
Join Door County Reads 2019 in their 12th year of encouraging everyone in Door County to read the same book and get together to discuss it. Titles include: The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan and The Wintering by Peter Geye. Author weekend on Feb. 9 & 10.

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: 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.

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.

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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