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Shake Rag Alley’s 6th Annual Mining the Story Writing Retreat

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

Join us for the sixth annual Mining the Story Writing Retreat at Shake Rag Alley, open to writers of all levels. Enrich your talent and prospects in one of three genres taught by either Patricia Ann McNair (Memoir and Personal Narrative; Retreat Artistic Director), Christine Maul Rice (Writing Fiction), or Sheree L. Greer (Digging In:…

Birding the Driftless Trail

Driftless Trail - Weaver Road County ZZ & Weaver Road, Dodgeville

Enjoy time in the field with seasoned birders on the first open segment of the Driftless Trail, north of Governor Dodge State Park, during peak spring migration. Leaders: Jeb & Barb Barzen. Registration required.


Birding the Erickson Conservation Area in Argyle

Erickson Conservation Area behind Argyle Legion Park 14567 WI-78, Argyle

Enjoy time in the field with seasoned birders at the Erickson Conservation Area in Argyle. Leaders: Rebecca Gilman and Charles Harmon. Registration required.


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…


Craft Talk: Octavia Taught Me: Creative Practice and Accountability

Shake Rag Alley Lind Pavilion 411 Commerce St., Mineral Point

Novelist Octavia Butler wrote, “First, forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. … Habit will help you finish and polish your stories.” In this craft talk by Sheree L. Greer, writers will reckon with their writing habits and writing goals, reflecting on what works and what needs updating. We’ll share approaches and tools to help us…

Meet Your Neighbor Free Pie and Ice Cream Social

Lone Rock Community Center 108 E. Liberty St., Lone Rock

T he Lone Rock Historical Society is presenting a Meet Your Neighbor Event. Meet people from local businesses, village government, churches and organizations. Free pie and ice cream! A sloppy joe, chips, and water or coffee lunch will be available for $5. Come join us at the Lone Rock Community Center.