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  • From February 19, 2017 10:00 until February 19, 2017 16:00
    At 120 N. Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 Categories: Family-Friendly
    The Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay will be offering free admission to children 12 and under with an accompanying paid adult beginning Sunday, January 29, and continuing on Sundays through the end of March. “This special offer hopefully encourages families the opportunity to see what the museum has to offer at a quieter time of the year,” said the museum’s Executive Director Amy Paul. “It’s a chance for parents to introduce the area’s rich maritime history to their children.” Among the highlights is the newly upgraded Elba pilothouse. Visitors can climb aboard this relic from a vintage 420-foot steam freighter. It’s windows are now filled with video screens that allow aspiring captains to pilot the freighter through the Sturgeon Bay Canal and all three of the city’s bridges by means of a realistic computer-driven interactive. The Elba is located inside the family-friendly “Sea Dogs” exhibit. Humans and dogs have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship for tens of thousands of years. The exhibit chronicles some of the amazing “tails” and the enduring human-canine relationship. Families will have the opportunity to explore four galleries, including the Peterson Gallery and its remarkable view of Sturgeon Bay through a nuclear submarine periscope. There’s also the captivating story of Sturgeon Bay’s contributions to the World War II shipbuilding effort and the very first shipping container developed by shipyard owner Leathem Smith. Enjoy the museum’s extensive large-scale model collection centered in the Baumgartner Gallery and the lighthouse exhibit where the stunning Fresnel lens from the Sherwood Point Lighthouse is on display. For life-size boats and engines, check out the John Roen Asher Gallery. Also, hear the exploits of Capt. John Roen and see the first Marine Travelift boat hoist patented by George Baudhuin. Also visit the museum’s newest exhibit “Telegraphs of the Past”. This temporary exhibit centers on communication aboard a ship by way of a four-stage presentation. It is the second in a series of exhibits in the upper lobby designed to give the public a “hands-on” look at the museum’s collection of artifacts. There is no charge to check out the museum store for spring merchandise and take advantage of a selection of clearance-priced art prints, toys and t-shirts. The store library features a wide variety of maritime titles for adults and children. Enjoy 10% off all books from February 1 - March 31. The last few copies of 2016 issue of “Know Your Ships” will be marked down 20%. Museum admission is $10 for adults. Call the museum at (920)743-5958 or visit for more information.
  • From February 19, 2017 14:00 until February 19, 2017 16:00
    At 8166 WI-57, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202, USA Categories: Adventure
    Dates of Event: Year round, 3rd Sunday of each month At Ridges Sanctuary, Logan Creek Trailhead - 5724 Loritz Rd.; 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Explore this 170-acre parcel lake with a Ridges naturalist to see a variety of habitats. Bring binoculars, wear good hiking boots. Call (920) 839-2802 for info.
  • From February 19, 2017 14:00 until February 19, 2017 16:00
    At 239 N 3rd Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235, USA Categories: Festival
    Sunday, February 19 THE GOAT by Edward Albee Directed by Robert Boles w/Alan Kopischke, Amy Ensign, James Valcq, Logan Thomas
  • From February 19, 2017 20:00 until February 19, 2017 21:00
    At 23 W Oak St, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235, USA Categories: Adults Only
    Dates of Event: Weekly- Sundays January 1 – March 26 At Benny D’z, 23 W Oak St. 8-9 P.M. . Salsa, Merengue and Bachata Dance Lessons with J-Ro. $10/person, includes lesson and a glass of sangria or beer. 9pm-Close. Free open dancing to Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata music. No partner required. Beginners welcome. Info call 805-450-0389
  • From February 21, 2017 22:00 until February 21, 2017 23:59
    At 3662 N Duluth Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235, USA Categories: Adults Only
    Dates of Event: Tuesday Year Round At Waterfront Mary’s Bar & Grill at Beach Harbor Resort, 3662 N. Duluth 10:00 P.M. Call 1-800-388-8055
  • From February 22, 2017 16:30 until February 22, 2017 18:30
    At 10924 Old Stage Rd, Sister Bay, WI 54234, USA Categories: Festival
    BOOYAH BASH: Famous Booyah chicken stew,cornbread muffins, salad, dessert, beverage WHEN:Wednesday, February 22 TIME:4:30–6:30 pm PLACE: Sister Bay Moravian Church, 10924 Old Stage Road (at Hill), Sister Bay 54234 (920-854-4080) COST: $8 adults, $5 kids (eat in or take out!) ENTERTAINMENT: Live bluegrass music from the Bedrock Bluegrass Band! PROCEEDS: Proceeds support the Moravian Church Outreach and School in Nepal
  • From February 22, 2017 19:00 until February 22, 2017 21:00
    At 253 N 3rd Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235, USA Categories: Adults Only
    Date of event: Year round - Wednesday At The Brick Lot Pub and Grill, 253 North 3rd Ave. Teams of 2 or more can compete for great prizes. Multiple categories each night. Hosted by Eric Natwick. No entry fee. Call 920.743.9339
  • From February 22, 2017 20:00 until February 22, 2017 22:00
    At 4225 Main St, Fish Creek, WI 54212, USA Categories: Music
    Dates of event: Jan. 11, 2017: The Molly Tuttle Band; tickets $20 Feb. 22, 2017: Don Stiernberg Trio; tickets $20 April 5, 2017: Scott Cook; tickets $19 The concerts are held approximately once a month on Wednesday from November through April, beginning at 8 pm, after an optional fixed price dinner served at 6 pm. Concert tickets can be purchased at the door, although most concerts are sold out, so advance ticket purchase and reservations for the pre-concert dinners are recommended. You may purchase tickets at the White Gull front desk, or you can do it by phone, using a credit card. Call 920-868-3517 or 888-364-9542. for more information.
  • From February 23, 2017 10:00 until February 23, 2017 13:00
    Dates of Event: 2/23/2017 At the Door County Auditorium, 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Professional theater troupe Mad River Theater Works, based in rural Ohio, creates evocative original musical plays with a rich sense of place. The troupe’s productions, many of which are based on American history and folklore, have earned a reputation as authentic presentations that reflect upon the rich diversity of our common heritage. At DCA, the company will present the captivating story of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American major-league baseball player. Call 920-868-2728 or visit
  • From February 23, 2017 18:00 until February 23, 2017 20:00
    Dates of Event: Weekly on Thursdays January 19 – June 1 At Stone Harbor Restaurant & Pub,107 N 1st St., 6 PM – 8 PM. Hosted by Nick Freimuth. Come with friends or on your own and join in. Call 920-746-0700 for info.
  • From February 23, 2017 19:30 until February 23, 2017 21:00
    At 239 N 3rd Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235, USA Categories: Festival
    Thursday, February 23 WHEN THE WORLD WAS GREEN (A Chef’s Fable) by Joseph Chaikin & Sam Shepard Directed by Mark Moede w/Anne Herring & Thor Thorson
  • From February 24, 2017 18:30 until February 24, 2017 20:30
    At 1900 Michigan St, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235, USA Categories: Family-Friendly
    Dates of Event: Friday October - May At Door County YMCA, 1900 Michigan St; 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. Enjoy swimming, dancing, gym games like soccer and dodgeball, craft activities, concessions and hanging out with all of your friends. Don't forget your swimsuit and towel (2nd through 5th graders may use the pool, 1st graders cannot)! Participants are required to wear non-marking shoes to help protect the gym floor. Pay at the door, members, $5.00 and non-members, $7.00. Super Kid's Fun Nights DO NOT run during the summer months. Call 920-743-4949
  • From February 24, 2017 18:30 until February 24, 2017 22:00
    At 3655 Peninsula Players Road Fish Creek, WI 54212 Categories: Adults Only
    Hands On Adult Nights are from 6:30-10:00 each Friday night all year long attracting a diverse crowd, 21 and older, for food, drink, and do-it-yourself art projects in the relaxed atmosphere of the Art Barn. Selected Adult Nights feature Live Music.  It is a 3 1/2 hour kids-free zone. All the studio spaces are open and ready for you to have a fun evening playing with art. The studio fee for the entire evening is $7 plus the cost of your art project. Feel free to bring your own appetizers and drinks. We have pizza, soft drinks and beer available for purchase. Call 920-868-9311 or visit for more info and schedule.
  • On February 25, 2017
    At 8030 Hwy 42 Egg Harbor, WI 54209 Categories: Family-Friendly
    Trolley guests will taste at two Door County award winning Wineries, followed by a cozy sleigh ride through “The Doors” most wintery landscapes…Top it off with a fireside lunch at the romantic English Inn. Cost of $64.95 plus tax per person, includes trolley transportation, fireside lunch, and sleigh ride. (Trolleys are heated). Pickup times and locations are at the Door County Trolley Station at 10:00 AM. Call 920-868-1100 for information. For Tickets, Availability and to book online, visit .
  • From February 25, 2017 10:00 until February 25, 2017 14:00
    At 8166 WI-57, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202, USA Categories: Adventure, Outdoor Fun
    Dates of Event: Saturdays January 7 - March 25 Meet at the Cook-Fuller Center, 8166 Hwy 57, Baileys Harbor, 10 AM – 2 PM. The Ridges in winter shows a beautiful, serene landscape that is enjoyed by those who love Wisconsin winters. These hikes with a Ridges naturalist cover the cultural and natural history of the ridges and swales in their “off season." Enjoy a leisurely hike on level terrain. Some snowshoes available for hike participants – call ahead to reserve. “If there isn’t enough snow for snowshoes, we’ll take a hike without them!” $5/person, additional $5 to rent snowshoes. Info: (920) 839-2802.
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