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Concert on the Square ends Thursday in Baraboo

The Capitol Square summer concerts might be over, but Concerts on the Square continue Thursday in Baraboo.

The performances take place on the Baraboo Courthouse Square lawn and took place June through August.  This evening’s concert will conclude the series.

The summer series featured blues, jazz, classical and big band music.  Thursday’s event features the UW Baraboo/Sauk County Campus and community band.

The event will take place from 7 to 9 p.m.  The rain site is the Al Ringling Theatre at 136 4th Ave. on the square.

Picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged.

Local church hosts barbecue fundraiser

Local church hosts barbecue fundraiser

A local church will hold its annual chicken barbecue fundraiser and community event this weekend.

Merrimac United Methodist Church started the event in 1961 after its church was destroyed by a fire.  The congregation raised funds through the chicken barbecue to rebuild the church.

Now, the fundraiser is a community events that raises funds for youth programs, community outreach and missions.  Last year, the event raised over $17,000 to dig a deep water well in Kalongo, Uganda.

This year's event will include the praise band Twelve:29.  Homemade food such as grilled half-chicken, potato salad, vegetables, and dessert will be served.

The event costs $10 for adults, $5 for children, and $3 for a kid's hot dog plate.  Carry-out is also available by stopping by or calling 608-493-2774.

Summer Art Fair returns to Baraboo

Summer Art Fair returns to Baraboo

The annual Summer Art Classic will return to Baraboo on Saturday, August 11.

The fine arts fair hosts various artists selling fine glass, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, paintings, photography, fiber art and more.

Children's art activities and various food vendors will be at fair on the Courthouse Lawn in Baraboo.  The fair is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free to the public.

Visit the event website for more information.

Tommy Bartlett Show celebrates 60th anniversary

The Tommy Bartlett Show is celebrating its 60th summer in Wisconsin Dells and on the shores of Lake Delton. This weekend, a Tommy Bartlett 60th Employee Reunion was held for all past and present employees to celebrate 60 years of the show.

Dells Chili Cook Off heats up in October

The third annual Dells Chili Cook Off will be heating up this October, according to event organizers.

The cooking competition has local chili cooking teams in downtown Wisconsin Dells serve spicy samples for the public and judges’ approval, organizers said.

The Oct. 6 competition is themed “Our Old West” and includes a Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament, stagecoach and pony rides, 1880s style street performances by the Hole in the Sock Gang, a jail lockup, a beer tent and an entertainment stage.

More information can be found at www.dellschili.com.

Tickets still available for Badger Day in Wisconsin Dells

Tickets still available for Badger Day in Wisconsin Dells

The Badger Day event in Wisconsin Dells will be held at the Kalahari Resort on May 30.

Each Badger Day event allows Wisconsin fans to enjoy a casual tailgate setting and interact one-on-one with Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez, Bret Bielema, Bo Ryan, Mark Johnson, Bobbie Kelsey, other Badger coaches and the biggest Badger of them all, Bucky Badger will also be in attendance.

Student athletes including Montee Ball, Travis Frederick and Conor O'Neill from the two-time defending Big Ten champion football team, are scheduled to appear.

Veterans of back-to-back Sweet 16 appearances, seniors Jared Berggren, Mike Bruesewitz and J.D. Wise will represent the men's basketball team.

Sundara Inn And Spa Guest Appreciation Event

Sundara Inn And Spa Guest Appreciation Event

Sundara Inn and Spa will host its Guest Appreciation Event on Thursday, April 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday, April 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Join them for a few hours or plan an overnight getaway -- whatever your schedule allows -- during the event, which is designed to thank guests for loyalty and for an exceptional year in 2011. 

We'll soon be posting the full schedule with exact times, but here's a sneak peek of what you'll be treated to: