January 2016

NOTE: Schedules sometimes change, so always confirm with the organization in question to make sure that the event you are interested in, is still scheduled to take place. Changes can occur without notice.

POLAR PLUNGE - STURGEON BAY
Date of event: 1/01/2016
At Waterfront Mary’s Bar & Grill at Beach Harbor ResortEnjoy the crisp temperature of the water of Green Bay by jumping in the hole! Call 920.743.3191

Logan Creek Hike - jacksonport
Dates of Event: January 3, February 7, March 6
At Ridges Sanctuary, Logan Creek Trailhead - 5724 Loritz Rd.; 2:00 P.M.Explore this 170-acre parcel lake with a Ridges naturalist to see a variety of habitats. Bring binoculars, wear good hiking boots. Snowshoes optional, $5 rental fee. $5/member. $8/general public. Free/child under 18. Call (920) 839-2802 for info.

GUIDED SNOWSHOE HIKE AT THE RIDGES SANCTUARY-  BAILEYS HARBOR
Dates of Event:  Most Saturdays January - March
Meet at the Marshall Cabin, 8288 Hwy Q, Baileys Harbor • 1:00 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.

OPEN MIC TUESDAYS - STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: Year round on Tuesdays
At Waterfront Mary’s Bar & Grill at Beach Harbor Resort, 3662 N. Duluth9:00 P.M. Call 1-800-388-8055

SUPER KIDS FUN NITE - STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event: Year round - 3rd Friday of each month: January 15th 2016
At Door County YMCA, 1900 Michigan St; 6:30 P.M. -8:30 P.M.
Calling all kids! Have a great time with your friends. Bring your swimsuit and towel for the pool (Grades 2 and above only, please) and wear non-marking shoes to protect the gym floor. $4/member. $6/public. Call 920.743.4949

HANDS ON ART STUDIO ADULT NIGHTS – FISH CREEK
Dates of Event: Year-round
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 http://www.handsonartstudio.com/ for more info and schedule.

FOLK CONCERT SERIES AT THE WHITE GULL INN - FISH CREEK

Dates of event:        Nov. 18, 2015: Tim Grimm; tickets $17
                             Dec.  2015: TBA
                             Jan. 16, 2016: Johnsmith and Dan Sebranek; tickets $17                                                 Feb. 2016: TBA
                             Mar. 9, 2016: Mipso; tickets $20
                             Apr. 6, 2016: 10 String Symphony; tickets $17

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 are $17.00-$20.00 and 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.  http://www.whitegullinn.com/concerts/winter-concerts-at-the-inn.htm for more information.

WINTER ART SERIES - BAILEYS HARBOR
Dates of Event: January - April, 1stThursday of the month: January 7th
At Ridges Sanctuary, 4:00 P.M. Showcasing a different local artist and art medium each month. Opening reception with wine and cheese provided.
Free
. Info at 920-839-2802 or 
www.ridgessanctuary.org

SALSA DANCE NITE - STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event:  Weekly, January - April
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. 9 P.M. to close, Free open dancing to Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata music. No partner required. Beginners welcome. Info call 805-450-0389

SKI-FOR-FREE AT CROSSROADS - STURGEON BAY
Dates of Event:  Sunday, Thursday and Saturday; January - April 1st
AtCrossroads at Big Creek,2041 Michigan St. Free ski and snowshoe equipment available to borrow. Volunteers will be handy to give advice on trails. When you have finished, return your equipment,grab a cup of hot chocolate,
and warm up by the upstairs fire in the Collins Learning Center. Sponsored by Friends 
of Crossroads and Door County Silent 
Sports Alliance. Info 
920.746.5895

Free Ice Fishing Weekend
Date of Event: 1/16 - 1/17 2016
All day residents and nonresidents of all ages can fish without a license in all the waters of Wisconsin.
All other fishing regulations still apply. 
Info http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Fishing/AnglerEducation/FreeFishingWeekend.html 

Comedy Club – CARRINGTON PUB & GRILL -EGG HARBOR
Dates of Event:  11/12/2015 - May 2016: January 14th.
The second Thursday of the month through May is Comedy Club at Carrington Pub in the Landmark Resort in Egg Harbor - 6:30 p.m. A buffet dinner is served. 8 p.m. The show, featuring two comedians, begins. Dinner and show is $22. Show only is $15. Info at http://www.thelandmarkresort.com/dining/entertainment or call 920-868-3205 to confirm prices and showtimes.
 

Winter wonderland Trolley Tour 2015 - 2016
Dates of Event:     Nov 28
                          Dec 5,12,19,26 (Thurs Dec 31)
                          Jan 2,9,16,23,30
                          Feb 6,13,20,27
                          March 5,12,19,26              

Trolley guests will tour & taste at a Door County award winning Winery, followed by a cozy sleigh ride through “The Doors” most wintery landscapes…Top it off with a fireside lunch at a romantic Door County inn.  Cost of $64 plus tax per person, includes trolley transportation, fireside lunch, and sleigh ride. (Trolleys are heated). Leaves from Door COunty Trolley Statioin north of downtown Egg Harbor. 1-866-604-5573 to confirm prices and for information and reservations.  Leaves at 10AM

30th ANNUAL POLAR BEAR SWIM - JACKSONPORT
Date of event: 1/01/2016
Noon sharp – don’t be late! Lakeside Park Beach in Jacksonport on Hwy 57.  Take a dip in the icy waters if you dare!  This event is free to participants and visitors.  Participants will be required to complete a release form prior to entering the water. You may do this at the official PBC tent or download it in advance.  Registration begins at 10:30 A.M., food and drinks available at 11:00 AM.  Or for really early risers, a Pancake Breakfast from 8:00 to 11:00 A.M. will again be part of the festivities this year. Call 920-823-2288 or go to http://www.jacksonportpolarbearclub.com/

Frostbite Open - EPHRAIM
Date of event: 1/01/2016
At the Red Putter in Ephraim, 10404 Water Street - Between S Bella Vista Lane and Shannon Lane. Register and practice between 10 A.M.-1:45 P.M.   Play begins at 2 P.M.  Open tournament, anyone can play, no need to qualify. 2 rounds of mini-golf will be played. Hot drinks and chili will be served. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place and Best Single Game. Trophies for all who place. $25 to enter. Info at 920-854-5114.

38th ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S DAY PARADE - EGG HARBOR’ FROSTY FEST
Date of Event: 1/01/2016
Annual New Year’s Day Parade usually starts at the south end of Egg Harbor at 1 PM - downtown. Anyone can participate, because “you are the parade!” – this is a fun and unusual parade! Regardless the weather, the parade marches on!  Lots to see and do: YMCA Icy Fun Run, live music, food vendors, shopping specials, snow sculptures ... fun for the whole family! Info 920-868-3717.

FIRST DAY HIKE – FISH CREEK
Date of Event: 1/1/2016
At Peninsula State Park - Weborg Point, 9462 Shore Rd. Join Park Naturalist Kathleen Harris and Friends of Peninsula State Park for our annual New Year’s Day hike - 10 A.M. - noon. Snack and beverages will be provided. Call 920-868-3258 for info.

EVERGREEN WALK ON HIDDEN BLUFF TRAIL - FISH CREEK
Date of event: 1/02/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm   Meet at Nature Center.  Tree ID and folklore with a focus on pines, spruces and cedars. Less than one mile. Dress for the outdoors.

PENINSULA STATE PARK NATURE CENTER OPEN - FISH CREEK
Date of event: 1/03/2016
12noon - 3PM.  At Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek.  920-868-3258

Irish Folk Music Jam – STURGEON BAY
Date of event:  1/6/16 (1st Wednesday of the month)
At Kitty O'Reilly's Irish Pub in Sturgeon Bay –59 E Oak. Musicians from Door County Folk Alliance get together
informally and play a variety of Celtic music. You are welcome to bring your instrument, sit in the circle and play music or just pull up a chair and listen. Irish dancers also welcome. Info at 920-743-7441

DCA DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES - FISH CREEK
Date of Event:  1/09/2016
Topic: "High Energy Physics"  9am - 12pm. 920-868-2728 

DOOR COUNTY PICKERS - DCA COFFEE HOUSE SERIES - FISH CREEK
Date of Event:  1/09/2016
8pm - 10Pm. At Door Community Auditorium.  Door Community Auditorium is located on Highway 42 in Fish Creek. For more information or to reserve tickets, call (920) 868-2728 or visit www.dcauditorium.org 

FISH CREEK HOLIDAY PROGRESSIVE DINNER WEEKEND
Dates of Event:  January 9 & 10, 2016.
Location: White Gull Inn, Thorp House Inn.
Info: http://www.whitegullinn.com/packages/progressive-dinner-weekend1.htm .

Five course gourmet dinner beginning with appetizers at one of Fish Creek's historic inns, continuing on to another for the main course. Horse drawn carriage ride from inn to inn. Live entertainment at each stop. Tours of the Inns. Weekend packages available at White Gull Inn 800-624-1987, whitegullinn.com

FAMILY ART DAY – FISH CREEK
Date of Event: 1/16/2016 (3rd Saturday of the month thru May 2016)
At the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek, 9:00 AM - Noon. Free for families with children ages 3 to 17. Drop in any time for art making fun that correlates with the current exhibition's theme in the School's Guenzel Gallery. Info at 920-868-3455 or www.peninsulaschoolofart.org/community-outreach.html

ALL YOU CAN EAT AT CARRINGTON PUB & GRILL!
Date of Event: 1/21/16
All-You-Can-Eat Buffet at Carrington Pub & Grill (at the Landmark Resort) at 7643 Hillside Road, Egg Harbor Thursday, January 21 and Thursday, January 28  |  Serving 5-8pm $15.99 per person.  DCN note: we love this place!  

FAVORITE BIRD STORIES - FISH CREEK
Date of Event: 1/22/16
At Nature Center at Peninsula State Park.  1-2PM.  
920-868-3258

DCA DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES - FISH CREEK
Date of Event:  1/23/2016
Topic: "Geological Time"  9am - 12pm.  920-868-2728 

SMALL FOREST - DCA COFFEE HOUSE CONCERT SERIES - FISH CREEK
Date of Event:  1/23/2016
8pm. At Door Community Auditorium.  Door Community Auditorium is located on Highway 42 in Fish Creek. For more information or to reserve tickets, call (920) 868-2728 or visit www.dcauditorium.org 

ALL YOU CAN EAT AT CARRINGTON PUB & GRILL!
Date of Event: 1/28/16
All-You-Can-Eat Buffet at Carrington Pub & Grill (at the Landmark Resort) at 7643 Hillside Road, Egg Harbor Thursday, January 28  |  Serving 5-8pm $15.99 per person.  DCN note: we love this place!  

"THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING" MOVIE AT DOOR COMMUNITY AUDITORIUN - FISH CREEK
Date of Event: 1/29/16
On Friday, January 29 at 7 p.m., DCA will present a free screening of The Theory of Everything, James Marsh’s 2014 biopic of the celebrated scientist Stephen Hawking. Starring Eddie Redmayne as Hawking, The Theory of Everything begins with Hawking’s early academic career at Cambridge, his romance with his future wife, Jane, and his shocking diagnosis of ALS at the age of 21. Marsh then follows Hawking’s life over the following decades, exploring the challenging and often surprising effects of ALS on both his career and his marriage.  The film screening is free to the public and is sponsored by Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant and Butik. Freewill donations are encouraged.

DUCK CREEK DYNASTY - BRUSSELS
Date of Event: 1/29 - 1/30 2016
At the Southern Door Community Auditorium (2073 County DK, Brussels). They say the party starts in Howard-Suamico. Who the heck is Howard Suamico, and how do I get to his house and his famous parties? Adults, $22; Seniors (65+) and youth (0-18), $17.
Info and box office 920-493-5979 or http://www.southerndoorauditorium.org/

DCA DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES - FISH CREEK
Date of Event:  1/30/2016
Topic: "Wisconsin Trout Streams"  9am - 12pm.920-868-2728   On Saturday, January 30 at 9 a.m., DCA’s Distinguished Lecture Series will present a lecture entitled “The Geological and Environmental History of Wisconsin Trout Streams,” delivered by Dr. Nelson R. Ham, professor of geology and environmental science at St. Norbert College. Ham will discuss Wisconsin’s rich geological heritage of cold water streams, which supported native brook trout for thousands of years after the last ice age. He will also explain the rapid destruction of this habitat by Euro-American settlers in the 1800s—why it happened and to what extent the fisheries have since recovered. Dr. Ham’s lecture is free to the public (freewill donations accepted) and is sponsored by Dahl Law Firm and Ross Estate Planning; lodging is provided by Homestead Suites. Refreshments from Base Camp Coffee Shop will be available for purchase.

LIZZY THE DREAM GIRL - DCA COFFEE HOUSE CONCERT SERIES - FISH CREEK
Date of Event:  1/30/2016
8pm - 9pm. At Door Community Auditorium.  Door Community Auditorium is located on Highway 42 in Fish Creek. For more information or to reserve tickets, call (920) 868-2728 or visit www.dcauditorium.org    
On Saturday, January 30 at 7 p.m., the DCA mainstage will come alive with a performance by Lizzy the Dream Girl, who explores the hilarious side of hypnosis and helps audiences discover the amazing power of the human mind. Audience members leave Lizzy’s performances having experienced the positive effects of long-term, uncontrollable laughter. Volunteers from each audience become stars of the show, giving people something to laugh and talk about long after the show is over. Lizzy’s show will be tasteful and appropriate for all ages. Tickets to the performance are $15 or $10 for students (all tickets are general admission). The concert is sponsored by the Cordon Family Foundation; lodging is provided by Homestead Suites. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made at the DCA box office, located on Highway 42 in Fish Creek. The box office is open Monday-Friday, 12-5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in person, on the phone at (920) 868-2728, or online at www.dcauditorium.org. 

ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT SKI – STURGEON BAY
Date of Event: 1/31/2016
This very popular event is held annually at Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Road, on the last Saturday of January.  Join the Friends of Whitefish Dunes for a night of skiing and fun on snow covered, candle lit trails.  The picnic shelter will be open and the fireplace lit. Hot beverages and cookies will be provided to warm the insides and provide energy. A park sticker is required to join in the evening event, but the event is free.   5:30 – 8:30 PM. A candle lit hike will replace skiing if snow is sparse.  Info 920-823-2288 or 1-888-WDNRINFo (1-888-936-7463).

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