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!

2018


June

June 1-30: Tugboat Tours

Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison St., Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse Preservation Society
The tug John Purves will be open for tours docked behind the museum.

June 1-12: Exhibit: Celebrate Water Benefit Show

Edgewood Orchard Galleries, 4140 Peninsula Players Rd, Fish Creek
Organized by: Edgewood Orchard Galleries
We are proud to open our 50th gallery season with a group show featuring artwork that celebrates the beauty and importance of water. The goal for this group show is to raise awareness and funds for Celebrate Water Door County.

June 1-June 30: Exhibit: “The Colors of Water”

Margaret Lockwood Gallery, 7 S 2nd Ave., Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Margaret Lockwood Gallery
The walls of the gallery will be covered with paintings of water in varied color and light.

June 1-27: Exhibit: Mystical Waters

Woodwalk Gallery, 6746 County Rd G, Egg Harbor
Organized by: Woodwalk Gallery
An art exhibit featuring Brian Sullivan, Nikki Kaftan, Gary Hanks, and Barbara Ottum who will reflect the many mystical aspects of water in various art mediums.

June 1: Exhibit: Lee Radtke

Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison St., Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse Preservation Society
Last day to check out the artwork of Lee Radtke. Held in the Asher Upper Lobby.

June 2: WI DNR 600-gallon Native Fish Tank, 10am-4pm

Peninsula State Park Nature Center, 9462 Shore Rd, Fish Creek
Organized by: Peninsula State Park
See live native fish and learn fishy facts, kids activities and prizes too. This program is free and open to the public but a state park vehicle sticker is required.

June 2-30: Exhibit: Water Works & Opening Reception (June 2), 4:30-6pm

Door County Community Foundation, 342 Louisiana St., Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Community Foundation
See works by Emmett Johns that focus on water as the theme.

June 2 – 30: Exhibit: “Our Water Stories” & Opening Reception (June 2), 5-6:30pm

Miller Art Museum, 107 S 4th Ave, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Miller Art Museum
“Our Water Stories” celebrates and explores our most precious and vital resource: water. “Our Water Stories” will serve as a platform for the Door County community to join together and engage in meaningful dialogue as it pertains to local water-based issues.

June 3: WI DNR 600-gallon Native Fish Tank, 10am-4pm

Peninsula State Park Nature Center, 9462 Shore Rd, Fish Creek
Organized by: Peninsula State Park
See live native fish and learn fishy facts, kids activities and prizes too. This program is free and open to the public.

June 8-10: 25th Annual Lighthouse Festival

Throughout Door County
Organized by: Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse Preservation Society
Eleven lighthouses will be featured. Members will be able to sign up for tours starting March 19, while the general public may purchase tickets starting April 2. There are many different tours available; some by land and most by boat.

June 11: Shipwrecks of Door County, 12pm

Washington Island Library, 910 Main Rd, Washington Island
Organized by: Door County Library
Transform into marine archeologists and learn about the fated voyage of the scow schooner that went down in the waters near Sheboygan. Sea shanties and shipwreck art included. For children in kindergarten through 5th grade. Presented by Anne Moser, Senior Special Librarian from the UW-Madison Wisconsin Water Library.

June 11: Shipwrecks of Door County, 4pm

Egg Harbor Library, 7845 Church St., Egg Harbor
Organized by: Door County Library
Transform into marine archeologists and learn about the fated voyage of the scow schooner that went down in the waters near Sheboygan. Sea shanties and shipwreck art included. For children in kindergarten through 5th grade. Presented by Anne Moser, Senior Special Librarian from the UW-Madison Wisconsin Water Library.

June 11: Plastics in the Great Lakes, 7pm

Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library, 2323 Mill Rd, Sister Bay
Organized by: Door County Library
Garbage in our lakes? Plastics in our water? Where does it come from and what can we do about it? We’ll read a little, explore the science and brainstorm an action plan. Presented by Anne Mosner, Senior Special Librarian from the UW-Madison Wisconsin Water Library. Adult program.

June 12: All the Water in the World, 10:30am

Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library, 2323 Mill Rd, Sister Bay
Organized by: Door County Library
Water is life and one of our most precious resources. Come take a trip around the water cycle and learn about some cool properties of this wet resource with hands-on activities for children ages 3-9. Presented by Anne Mosner, Senior Special Librarian from the UW-Madison Wisconsin Water Library.

June 12: Plastics in the Great Lakes, 1pm

Fish Creek Library, 4097 Hwy 42, Fish Creek
Organized by: Door County Library
Garbage in our lakes? Plastics in our water? Where does it come from and what can we do about it? We’ll read a little, explore the science and brainstorm an action plan. Presented by Anne Mosner, Senior Special Librarian from the UW-Madison Wisconsin Water Library. Adult program.

June 12: Hummingbird International Storytelling, 5-7pm

Write On, Door County, 4177 Juddville Rd, Fish Creek
Organized by: Write On, Door County
Emerging and established writers are invited to read from their creative work based on the evening’s theme of water. Readings are accompanied by discussions on craft led by Dr. Debotri Dhar.

June 12: Shipwrecks of Door County, 7pm

Sturgeon Bay Library, 107 S 4th Ave, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Library
Dive into the history hidden beneath the waves with the Wisconsin Historical Society’s (WHS) maritime archaeologist, Tamara Thomsen. Explore some of Door County’s shipwrecks though underwater video, historic photographs and archaeological discoveries. Learn how WHS documents these time capsules of our maritime past. Adult program.

June 13: All the Water in the World, 10:30am

Sturgeon Bay Library, 107 S 4th Ave, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Library
Water is life and one of our most precious resources. Come take a trip around the water cycle and learn about some cool properties of this wet resource with hands-on activities for children ages 3-9. Presented by Anne Mosner, Senior Special Librarian from the UW-Madison Wisconsin Water Library.

June 13: Plastics in the Great Lakes, 1pm

Baileys Harbor Library, 2392 County F, Baileys Harbor
Organized by: Door County Library
Garbage in our lakes? Plastics in our water? Where does it come from and what can we do about it? We’ll read a little, explore the science and brainstorm an action plan. Presented by Anne Mosner, Senior Special Librarian from the UW-Madison Wisconsin Water Library. Youth program for ages 3-9.

June 13: Shipwrecks of Door County, 3:30pm

Forestville Library, 123 Hwy 42, Forestville
Organized by: Door County Library
Transform into marine archeologists and learn about the fated voyage of the scow schooner that went down in the waters near Sheboygan. Sea shanties and shipwreck art included. For children in kindergarten through 5th grade. Presented by Anne Moser, Senior Special Librarian from the UW-Madison Wisconsin Water Library.

June 14: Let’s Go Fishing for our Great, Great Lakes Fish, 1pm

Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library, 2323 Mill Rd, Sister Bay
Organized by: Door County Library
We’ll explore the fish that live in Lake Michigan and Lake Superior, and what makes them special A very special guest Stella Sturgeon is invited to join. Presented by Anne Moser, Senior Special Librarian from the UW-Madison Wisconsin Water Library. Youth program ages 3-9.

June 14: Plastics in our Great Lakes, 3:30pm

Egg Harbor Library, 7845 Church St, Egg Harbor
Organized by: Door County Library
We’ll explore the fish that live in Lake Michigan and Lake Superior, and what makes them special A very special guest Stella Sturgeon is invited to join. Presented by Anne Moser, Senior Special Librarian from the UW-Madison Wisconsin Water Library. Youth program ages 3-9.

June 14-17: Songs of Water – Steel Bridge Songfest

Location TBA
Organized by: Steel Bridge Songfest
Different artists will play songs all about water. More to come.

June 15: “Disparate Spirits”, 7pm

Birch Creek Music Performance Center, 3821 County Rd E, Egg Harbor
Organized by: Midsummer’s Music
Bret Bicoy hosts the Opening Night Gala and is joined by Door County Poet Laureate, Sharon Auberle, who will recite a poem written for the occasion. With an opening toast if Island Orchard Cider. Tickets are $60/adults, $40/students, Free/12 & under.

June 16: “Disparate Spirits”, 7pm

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 2336 Canterbury Ln, Sister Bay
Organized by: Midsummer’s Music
Featuring El Din’s Escalay, Martinu’s Oboe Quartet, and Franck’s Piano Quartet. Tickets are $29/adults, $10/students, Free/12 & under.

June 20: “Disparate Spirits”, 7pm

Hope United Church of Christ, 141 12th Ave, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Midsummer’s Music
Featuring El Din’s Escalay, Martinu’s Oboe Quartet, and Franck’s Piano Quartet. Tickets are $29/adults, $10/students, Free/12 & under.

June 22: Percussion in Paradise: Musical Waves from Tropical Shores, 7:30pm

Birch Creek Music Performance Center, 3821 County Rd E, Egg Harbor
Organized by: Birch Creek Music Performance Center
Percussion and steel band performances by academy students and faculty from all over the world.

June 22: “Disparate Spirits”, 7pm

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 10341 Water St, Ephraim
Organized by: Midsummer’s Music
Featuring El Din’s Escalay, Martinu’s Oboe Quartet, and Franck’s Piano Quartet. Tickets are $29/adults, $10/students, Free/12 & under.

June 23: “The Million Dollar Quartet”, 7pm

Sister Bay Moravian Church, 10924 Old Stage Rd, Sister Bay
Organized by: Midsummer’s Music
Featuring Quartet No. 5 in E-flat Major by von Dittersdorf; Quartet in D Major, Op. 50, No. 6 (“The Frog”) by Haydn; Quartet in F Major, Op. 7, No. 1 by Vanhal; and Quartet No. 17 in B-flat Major (“The Hunt”) by Mozart. Tickets are $29/adults, $10/students, Free/12 & under.

June 27: Government Water Policy, 7pm

Donald & Carol Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St, Egg Harbor
Organized by: Door County Environmental Council
Todd Ambs, campaign director of Healing Our Waters – Great Lakes Coalition, discusses the past, present, and future of government water policy.

June 23: “The Million Dollar Quartet”, 7pm

Woodwalk Gallery, 6746 County Rd G, Egg Harbor
Organized by: Midsummer’s Music
Featuring Quartet No. 5 in E-flat Major by von Dittersdorf; Quartet in D Major, Op. 50, No. 6 (“The Frog”) by Haydn; Quartet in F Major, Op. 7, No. 1 by Vanhal; and Quartet No. 17 in B-flat Major (“The Hunt”) by Mozart. Tickets are $29/adults, $10/students, Free/12 & under.

June 30: Whoo’s at Home with Water, 1-2pm

Open Door Bird Sanctuary, 4114 County Rd I, Jacksonport
Organized by: Open Door Bird Sanctuary
This is a program featuring live birds of prey, including a Barred Owl, who is dependent on watery habitats. This program will also explore unique water aspects of the Open Door Bird Sanctuary property.

June 30: Exhibit: “Water and Wax”, Opening Reception, 4-7pm

Cappaert Contemporary Gallery, 7901 Hwy 42, Egg Harbor
Organized by: Cappaert Contemporary Gallery
A group show featuring artists who use wax as their medium but are inspired by the beautiful water as their subject matter.

July

July 1-July 8: Exhibit: Water Paintings

Margaret Lockwood Gallery, 7 S 2nd Ave., Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Margaret Lockwood Gallery
The walls of the gallery will be covered with paintings of water in varied color and light.

July 1-15: Exhibit: “Water and Wax”

Cappaert Contemporary Gallery, 7901 Hwy 42, Egg Harbor
Organized by: Cappaert Contemporary Gallery
A group show featuring artists who use wax as their medium but are inspired by the beautiful water as their subject matter.

July 1 – 17: Exhibit: “Our Water Stories”

Miller Art Museum, 107 S 4th Ave, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Miller Art Museum
“Our Water Stories” celebrates and explores our most precious and vital resource: water. “Our Water Stories” will serve as a platform for the Door County community to join together and engage in meaningful dialogue as it pertains to local water-based issues.

July 1-31: Tugboat Tours

Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison St., Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse Preservation Society
The tug John Purves will be open for tours docked behind the museum.

July 1-31: Exhibit: Water Works

Door County Community Foundation, 342 Louisiana St., Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Community Foundation
See works by Emmett Johns that focus on water as the theme.

July 1: “The Million Dollar Quartet”, 7pm

Marlett Residence (address given to ticket buyers)
Organized by: Midsummer’s Music
Featuring Quartet No. 5 in E-flat Major by von Dittersdorf; Quartet in D Major, Op. 50, No. 6 (“The Frog”) by Haydn; Quartet in F Major, Op. 7, No. 1 by Vanhal; and Quartet No. 17 in B-flat Major (“The Hunt”) by Mozart. Tickets are $60/adults and $40/students.

July 1: Fishstock Concert

Fishstock, 3127 Cty Hwy F, Fish Creek
Organized by: Fishstock
A concert to promote environmental/conservation issues in Door County. The concert will feature a John Denver tribute artist – Will Kruger. Make sure to stop by the Celebrate Water, or other environmental groups, table that will be set up before and after the concert to learn more about what we are doing and trying to accomplish.

July 2: “The Million Dollar Quartet”, 7pm

Old Gibraltar Town Hall, 4176 Maple St, Fish Creek
Organized by: Midsummer’s Music
Featuring Quartet No. 5 in E-flat Major by von Dittersdorf; Quartet in D Major, Op. 50, No. 6 (“The Frog”) by Haydn; Quartet in F Major, Op. 7, No. 1 by Vanhal; and Quartet No. 17 in B-flat Major (“The Hunt”) by Mozart. Tickets are $29/adults, $10/students, Free/12 & under.

July 4: Gills Rock Maritime Museum Renaming

Gills Rock Maritime Museum, 12724 Wisconsin Bay Rd, Ellison Bay
Organized by: Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse Preservation Society
Opening of the Gills Rock museum under its new name, the Death’s Door Maritime Museum. Also featuring a special statue unveiling to honor Door County’s fishing industry and traditions.

July 5: Water Music and Birch Creek Stars, 7:30pm

Birch Creek Music Performance Center, 3821 County Rd E, Egg Harbor
Organized by: Birch Creek Music Performance Center
Symphony performances by academy students and faculty from all over the world.

July 5: “Bastille Day Celebration”, 7pm

Donald & Carol Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St, Egg Harbor
Organized by: Midsummer’s Music
Featuring Trio No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 11, by Cecile Chaminade; Trio in D Minor, Op. 120, by Gabriel Fauré; Jeux d’eau (“Playful Water”) in E Major (1901) by Maurice Ravel; and Trio in G Minor, Op. 30, by Charles-Valentin Alkan. Tickets are $29/adults, $10/students, and Free/12 & under.

July 6-7: Dancing Silver Stream, 7:30pm

Birch Creek Music Performance Center, 3821 County Rd E, Egg Harbor
Organized by: Birch Creek Music Performance Center
Symphony performances by academy students and faculty from all over the world.

July 7-8:  Under Our Water, 10am-5pm

Margaret Lockwood Gallery, 7 S 2nd Ave., Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Margaret Lockwood Gallery and Boys & Girls Club of Door County
A 10×10 tent will be set up so children can paint the inside walls to feel like they are underwater.

July 10:  Under Our Water, 12-2pm

Martin Park, 207 S 3rd Ave., Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Boys & Girls Club of Door County
A 10×10 tent moves from Margaret Lockwood Gallery to the park and will be set up so children can paint the inside walls to feel like they are underwater.

July 12:  Under Our Water, 12-2pm

Martin Park, 207 S 3rd Ave., Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Boys & Girls Club of Door County
A 10×10 tent moves from Margaret Lockwood Gallery to the park and will be set up so children can paint the inside walls to feel like they are underwater.

July 12: A Down River Journey, 7:30pm

Birch Creek Music Performance Center, 3821 County Rd E, Egg Harbor
Organized by: Birch Creek Music Performance Center
Symphony performances by academy students and faculty from all over the world.

July 13: “Bastille Day Celebration”, 7pm

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 10341 Water St, Ephraim
Organized by: Midsummer’s Music
Featuring Trio No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 11, by Cecile Chaminade; Trio in D Minor, Op. 120, by Gabriel Fauré; Jeux d’eau (“Playful Water”) in E Major (1901) by Maurice Ravel; and Trio in G Minor, Op. 30, by Charles-Valentin Alkan. Tickets are $29/adults, $10/students, and Free/12 & under.

July 13: The Mighty River, 7:30pm

Birch Creek Music Performance Center, 3821 County Rd E, Egg Harbor
Organized by: Birch Creek Music Performance Center
Symphony performances by academy students and faculty from all over the world.

July 13-15: 15th Annual Door County Sea Kayak Symposium

Rowleys Bay Resort, 1041 County Rd ZZ, Ellison Bay
Organized by: Rutabaga Paddlesports
Whether you are an experienced sea kayaker or just beginning, the Door County Sea Kayak Symposium is a weekend of fun, growth, and learning for everyone! We offer a wide range of activities to choose from including on-water classes, on-land workshops, and paddling tours all around the peninsula. Find more information and register at www.everyonepaddles.com.

July 14: “Bastille Day Celebration”, 7pm

Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Ln, Baileys Harbor
Organized by: Midsummer’s Music
Featuring Trio No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 11, by Cecile Chaminade; Trio in D Minor, Op. 120, by Gabriel Fauré; Jeux d’eau (“Playful Water”) in E Major (1901) by Maurice Ravel; and Trio in G Minor, Op. 30, by Charles-Valentin Alkan. Tickets are $29/adults, $10/students, and Free/12 & under.

July 14: Finale: Port of Arrival, 7:30pm

Birch Creek Music Performance Center, 3821 County Rd E, Egg Harbor
Organized by: Birch Creek Music Performance Center
Symphony performances by academy students and faculty from all over the world.

July 15: Water Folk Concert, 7-9:30pm

Peg Egan Performing Arts Center, 7840 Church St, Egg Harbor
Organized by: Peg Egan Sunset Concert Series, with the help of Jeanne Kuhns
A concert and spoken word celebration of Door County’s water. Artists will celebrate community and the importance of our water resources with musical performances by Small Forest, Katie Dahl and Rich Higdon, Sue Demel and John Abby, Eli Mattson, Cathy Grier, Dorothy Scott, with Roger Kuhns’ short informational pieces.

July 15-20: Seminar – Our Freshwater Future: The Ecology, Economics, and Politics of the Great Lakes

Björklunden, 7590 Boynton Ln, Baileys Harbor
Organized by: Björklunden and Lawrence University
This seminar will take participants on an in-depth exploration of the ecology of the Great Lakes through scientific storytelling. From the formation of the lakes millennia ago to the interactions of native and introduced freshwater organisms of today, the seminar will then look to the future of water quality and quantity in changing climatic and political times. Participants will be fully immersed in the Great Lakes though daily interactive discussions and optional afternoon field trips to an ecological restoration site and/or local fishery. Required reading: The Life and Death of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan. For more information and to register (required) visit their website.

July 15: “Bastille Day Celebration”, 7pm

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 2336 Canterbury Ln, Sister Bay
Organized by: Midsummer’s Music
Featuring Trio No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 11, by Cecile Chaminade; Trio in D Minor, Op. 120, by Gabriel Fauré; Jeux d’eau (“Playful Water”) in E Major (1901) by Maurice Ravel; and Trio in G Minor, Op. 30, by Charles-Valentin Alkan. Tickets are $29/adults, $10/students, and Free/12 & under.

July 17: Whoo’s at Home with Water, 6:45-7:45pm

Peninsula Players, 4351 Peninsula Players Rd, Fish Creek
Organized by: Open Door Bird Sanctuary and Peninsula Players Theatre
A collaboration between Open Door and Peninsula Players featuring a live Barred Owl, who is dependent on watery habitats and will take place on the beach.

July 19: “The Million Dollar Quartet”, 7pm

Smith Residence (address given to ticket buyers)
Organized by: Midsummer’s Music
Featuring Quartet No. 5 in E-flat Major by von Dittersdorf; Quartet in D Major, Op. 50, No. 6 (“The Frog”) by Haydn; Quartet in F Major, Op. 7, No. 1 by Vanhal; and Quartet No. 17 in B-flat Major (“The Hunt”) by Mozart. Tickets are $60/adults and $40/students.

July 28: Whoo’s at Home with Water, 1-2pm

Open Door Bird Sanctuary, 4114 County Rd I, Jacksonport
Organized by: Open Door Bird Sanctuary
This is a program featuring live birds of prey, including a Barred Owl, who is dependent on watery habitats. This program will also explore unique water aspects of the Open Door Bird Sanctuary property.

August

August 1-31: Tugboat Tours

Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison St., Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse Preservation Society
The tug John Purves will be open for tours docked behind the museum.

August 1-27: Exhibit: Water Works

Door County Community Foundation, 342 Louisiana St., Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Community Foundation
See works by Emmett Johns that focus on water as the theme.

August 2: “Women Walking on Water”: Women Fine Artists of Egg Harbor Progressive Art Crawl, 4-8pm

Held at 4 locations in Egg Harbor: Lost Moth Gallery, Cappaert Gallery, Off The Wheel Pottery, and Angela Lensch Gallery
Organized by: Women Fine Artists of Egg Harbor
Four women’s fine art galleries are hosting an art crawl with paintings, pottery, jewelry, and more, all centered around the strength of women and their relationship to water as a life force, a source of beauty, a connecting point, and more. Food and drink will be served as you travel from gallery to gallery.

August 7: Whoo’s at Home with Water, 6:45-7:45pm

Peninsula Players, 4351 Peninsula Players Rd, Fish Creek
Organized by: Open Door Bird Sanctuary and Peninsula Players Theatre
A collaboration between Open Door and Peninsula Players featuring a live Barred Owl, who is dependent on watery habitats and will take place on the beach.

August 11-12: 28th Annual Classic & Wooden Boat Festival

Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison St., Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse Preservation Society
Enter your classic and wooden boat or come to admire other boats; see demonstrations; purchase nautical items at the Boat House Sale; join in the Sikaflex boat building and sea trial challenge; bring the kids for games and boat coloring; and eat, drink, and be merry!

August 14: Peninsula Music Festival 66th Season: London to Leipzig

Door Community Auditorium, 3926 Hwy 42, Fish Creek
Organized by: Peninsula Music Festival
The fourth concert of our 66th season highlights baroque and classical music including Handel’s Water Music Suite No. 2.

August 18: Safe Kids Door County, 10am-2pm

Door County Public Health Department, 421 Nebraska St, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Public Health Department
A free interactive event that teaches children safety tips about boating, swimming, biking, animals, poisons, fire and more. Make sure to check out the booth on water quality that will have a display on how surface water and ground water affect each other. Free water testing kits will be given to several participants.

August 19-24: Seminar – The Niagara Escarpment, Geotourism, Developing Countries, and Cultural & Natural Heritage: How Does it All Relate?

Björklunden, 7590 Boynton Ln, Baileys Harbor
Organized by: Björklunden and Lawrence University
This seminar will explore the evolving concepts of ‘geotourism’ and sustainability and what they really mean, as well as the complexities involved in managing the world’s heritage both locally and globally. Participants will delve into these concepts and examine the inherent challenges with saving irreplaceable global heritage, especially where, political will, awareness, or the knowledge needed to preserve them may be lacking. The seminar will also take a look at current geotourism projects underway along the Niagara Escarpment in Wisconsin and Door County that aim to preserve the fascinating heritage defined by the 1,000+ mile long geological formation. For more information and to register (required) visit their website.

August 25: Whoo’s at Home with Water, 1-2pm

Open Door Bird Sanctuary, 4114 County Rd I, Jacksonport
Organized by: Open Door Bird Sanctuary
This is a program featuring live birds of prey, including a Barred Owl, who is dependent on watery habitats. This program will also explore unique water aspects of the Open Door Bird Sanctuary property.

August 31: “Creative Aquifers”, 7pm

Birch Creek Music Performance Center, 3821 County Rd E, Egg Harbor
Organized by: Midsummer’s Music
Featuring Dover Beach, Op. 3, by Samuel Barber and features a mezzo soprano; Adagio for Strings, Op. 11, by Barber; Three Rhapsodies (2011) by Paul Schoenfield; and Piano Quintet in A Major (“The Trout”), D. 677, by Franz Schubert. Tickets are $29/adults, $10/students, and Free/12 & under.

September

September 1-30: Tugboat Tours

Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison St., Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse Preservation Society
The tug John Purves will be open for tours docked behind the museum.

September 1: “Creative Aquifers”, 3pm

The Clearing Folk School, 12171 Garrett Bay Rd, Ellison Bay
Organized by: Midsummer’s Music
Featuring Dover Beach, Op. 3, by Samuel Barber and features a mezzo soprano; Adagio for Strings, Op. 11, by Barber; Three Rhapsodies (2011) by Paul Schoenfield; and Piano Quintet in A Major (“The Trout”), D. 677, by Franz Schubert. Tickets are $29/adults, $40/students, and Free/12 & under.

September: Muskie Love

Door Community Auditorium, 3926 Hwy 42, Fish Creek
Organized by: Northern Sky Theater
Muskie Love is a musical comedy first produced by Northern Sky in 2004 by Dave Hudson and Paul Libman. It is a laugh-a-minute fish tale that the whole family will love. Set on the shores of Green Bay, in Gills Rock, is a contemporary take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and follows the exploits of Ben and Bea – rival fishing guides.

September 2: “Creative Aquifers”, 3pm

Hope United Church of Christ, 141 S 12th Ave, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Midsummer’s Music
Featuring Dover Beach, Op. 3, by Samuel Barber and features a mezzo soprano; Adagio for Strings, Op. 11, by Barber; Three Rhapsodies (2011) by Paul Schoenfield; and Piano Quintet in A Major (“The Trout”), D. 677, by Franz Schubert. Tickets are $29/adults, $10/students, and Free/12 & under.

September 3: “Creative Aquifers”, Annual Benefit, 3pm

Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Ln, Baileys Harbor
Organized by: Midsummer’s Music
Featuring Dover Beach, Op. 3, by Samuel Barber and features a mezzo soprano; Adagio for Strings, Op. 11, by Barber; Three Rhapsodies (2011) by Paul Schoenfield; and Piano Quintet in A Major (“The Trout”), D. 677, by Franz Schubert. Tickets are $95/adults, $75/students, and Free/12 & under.

September 11 – 30: Exhibit: Great Lakes Small Streams

Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St, Sturgeon Bay

September 14 – 16: Washington Island Literary Festival: Words on Water

Trueblood Performing Arts Center, 870 Main Rd, Washington Island

September 15: WaterFEST, 11am-4pm

Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Crossroads at Big Creek
This family fair will have activities, displays, adult and kid programs and much more all designed to Celebrate Water. Free and open to the public.

October

October: Muskie Love

Door Community Auditorium, 3926 Hwy 42, Fish Creek
Organized by: Northern Sky Theater
Muskie Love is a musical comedy first produced by Northern Sky in 2004 by Dave Hudson and Paul Libman. It is a laugh-a-minute fish tale that the whole family will love. Set on the shores of Green Bay, in Gills Rock, is a contemporary take on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and follows the exploits of Ben and Bea – rival fishing guides.

October 1-30: Tugboat Tours

Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N Madison St., Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse Preservation Society
The tug John Purves will be open for tours docked behind the museum.

October 1 – 6: Exhibit: Great Lakes Small Streams

Heritage Village at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St, Sturgeon Bay

October 6-7: Fall Lighthouse Festival

Throughout Door County
Organized by: Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse Preservation Society
The fall festival is an abbreviated version of the larger June Lighthouse Festival. More details to come.

October 11: An Evening with Tracy K. Smith, United States Poet Laureate, 7pm

Southern Door Community Auditorium, 2073 County Rd DK, Brussels
Organized by: Write On, Door County
A reading and talk by Tracy K. Smith, United States Poet Laureate. Her latest collection (April 2018), Wade in the Water, addresses issues of water conservation, from the Yangtze River in China to watersheds in the U.S.

2019


January

January 27: 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. Two books will be highlighted in 2019, both about water, our precious resource. Titles to be released.

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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