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English Country Dance & Music Weekend

Folklore Village

Join Folklore Village for a weekend of English country music and dance featuring members of Bare Necessities and dance caller Kalia Kliban. The weekend includes workshops in music and dance, nightly dances, delicious cultural meals and more. Early-bird full-time admission is $260 before noon on April 29. Tenting and limited RV camping available. Proof of…


Birding the Lowery Creek Valley

Taliesin Estate 5481 County Road C, Spring Green

Explore hotspots in the Lowery Creek Valley near Spring Green, from Taliesin to Pleasant Ridge, with seasoned birders during peak spring migration. Leaders: Rebecca Schroeder and Barb Barzen. Specific location details will be sent to registrants.


Birding the Spring Valley Preserve, New Glarus

Spring Valley Preserve 277 Brunson Road, Belleville

Enjoy time in the field with seasoned birders at the Driftless Area Land Conservancy's 300-acre Spring Valley Preserve north of New Glarus. Leaders: Fred & Kate Dike. Registration required.


River Valley Area Community Gardens Plant Sale

River Valley Community Gardens 900 N. Westmor St., Spring Green

River Valley Area Community Gardens will hold a HUGE plant sale to benefit the gardens. Many perennials for sale including native plants and tomato plants. Location is 900 N. Westmor St. in Spring Green Cash or check only.


Local Art at the Library: River Valley Birders

Spring Green Community Library 230 E. Monroe St., Spring Green

The River Valley Birders are exhibiting art and books throughout May in the Glass Case Gallery and the Community Room Gallery at the Spring Green Community Library during regular library hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday


Art Exhibit: “Nature in Mind”

Rountree Gallery 120 W. Main St., Platteville

Rountree Gallery presents an exhibition of six Minnesota artists braiding together thematic ideas of the natural world using images and objects with text and visual books.  The exhibit includes sculpture, photography, painting, drawing, printmaking and book arts.  The exhibiting artists are Jill Ewald, Bernice Ficek-Swenson, Linda Gammell, Meg Ojala, Linda River Rossi and Holly Newton…


Art Exhibit: Jennifer Angus, “A is for Ant, B is for Bug, C is for Cicada”

Wyoming Valley School Cultural Arts Center 6306 State Hwy 23, Spring Green

Jennifer Angus is a professor in Design Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Creating some of the most provocative work in an art museum setting, Angus’ medium is insects. Her exhibition at Wyoming Valley School Cultural Arts Center will fill our entire School with bugs! Her unique installations show insects as art, with…


Solar Tour


The Clean Local Energy Alliance-Now (CLEA-N) partnership is offering Iowa County residents and businesses free solar assessments and discounted rates for installing solar panels. Learn about "going solar" by visiting local residences and businesses with installed solar systems. Location details can be found at


Let’s Just Call It a Spring Party at Botham Vineyards

Botham Vineyards 8180 Langberry Rd, Barneveld

Spring has taken its time in arriving this year, so it seems only fitting that we welcome its grand entrance with a proper celebration. Or, Let’s Just Call It a Spring Party. Join us May 14 and 15 for an unabashed welcome to warmer weather, longer days, green grass, blue skies, healthy buds on the…


Bluegrass Jam

Spring Green General Store 137 S. Albany St., Spring Green

Bring your instrument and play along or come to listen at the Bluegrass Jam at the Spring Green General Store the second Saturday of each month. While the weather permits they'll be held on our back deck.  It's an amazing group of performers.

donations for musicians gratefully accepted

Driftless Poets Workshop

Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts 18 Shake Rag St., Mineral Point

Workshop new poems and deepen your craft at this free monthly workshop that meets the second Saturday of the month in person and online except July and December. New poets are always welcome, but only those who have submitted work prior to the workshop will receive feedback and critique. To receive Zoom link, register here.…

Live Music: The Mascot Theory

Mineral Point Opera House 139 High St., Mineral Point

Fronted by Mineral Point’s native son Erik Kjelland, folk-rock band The Mascot Theory is a high-energy dose of toe-tapping Americana folk-country rock drenched in tight harmonies spewing lyrics of love, loss, regret, death and hope. With groups like Mumford & Sons, The Avett Brothers and Dawes setting the tone, the sub-genre of acoustic folk-rock made…

$15 – $20