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


November

November 1-30: Moon-Tide Poems, 6am-11pm

Newport State Park Poetry Trail, 475 County Rd NP, Ellison Bay
Organized by: Write On, Door County
Poems composed during the rise of the August full moon over the waters of Newport State Park are displayed on the poetry trail.

November 1: 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:“Death Rides the Ferry ” by Patricia Skalka.

November 26: Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, 6pm

Prince of Peace Church, 1756 Michigan St, Sturgeon Bay
Organized by: Door County Historical Society
No other Great Lakes shipwreck is more well-known than the Edmund Fitzgerald, which disappeared into a stormy Lake Superior on November 10, 1975. Rochelle Pennington delves into the various theories and opposing views of dive detectives who are still trying to solve the mystery of what led to the demise of the 29-man crew.

December

December 1-6: Moon-Tide Poems, 6am-11pm

Newport State Park Poetry Trail, 475 County Rd NP, Ellison Bay
Organized by: Write On, Door County
Poems composed during the rise of the August full moon over the waters of Newport State Park are displayed on the poetry trail.

December 6: 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 Great Lakes at Ten Miles an Hour by Thomas Shevory.

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.

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

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.

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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