WUSD All-District 5th Grade Choir Concert Tuesday, May 14

Over 100 5th grade singers from across the district will perform their Spring concert at the High School Auditorium Tuesday, May 14 at 7:00 PM. 

Musical selections will bring joy to all with “Pick Yourself Up” from the musical “Swing Time”; the jazz chart “Blue Skies”; Gospel song “Rock-a My Soul”; “Feed the Birds” from “Mary Poppins”; the energetic song “Bonse Aba” from Zambia, Africa; and “De Colores” from Mexico.  The concert is directed by music teachers Christine Hayes, Justin Kamp and Val Troxel, and accompanied by Barb Taylor. 

The concert is free of charge and we invite people to bring a food pantry item.

First United Methodist Church to perform on May 15

The First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir will present a concert for all at 7:00 PM Wednesday, May 15, at Fairhaven Retirement Community. 

The program will include uplifting choral selections from the Christian year ranging from spiritual and gospel styles to reflective ballads and inspirational anthems.   The choir is under the direction of Christine Hayes and accompanied by Jim Athas.

This performance is open to the community and free of charge. 

Memory Café Meeting at Irvin L. Young Memorial Library on May 13

The Irvin L. Young Memorial Library, in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, is hosting a monthly Memory Café for individuals who are living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), early-stage Alzheimer’s or other dementia, and their care partners. This free social event is held on the second Monday of every month in the Library Community Room at 431 W. Center St. in Whitewater, at 10:30 am.

The next meeting is May 13th. The theme will be Harp Music, with special guest musician Sarah Foll.  She will share some information about the history of harps with us, how she became interested in them, and play some lovely music as well.

The Memory Café offers participants a safe and fun way to share their stories and socialize with others who have similar experiences. Learn how staying physically, socially and mentally active is good for the brain.

If you are attending for the first time please call 800-272-3900.

Whitewater City Market Outdoor Season Starts May 7

The first Whitewater City Market of the 2019 outdoor market season will be held on May 7, 2019, 4-7 pm at the Historic Train Depot on Whitewater Street.

Since 2015, the Whitewater City Market has featured local vendors selling produce, baked goods, handcrafted gifts, hot food and more. Now running year-round, the market season is held indoors on Saturday mornings at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library November through April and then moves outdoors Tuesday afternoons May through October.

More than 50 vendors and organizations will participate in the market this year. Every week will feature live music from a local musician and a variety of food trucks. This season will see the return of many of last year’s vendors with some exciting new additions.

“We are happy to welcome back market favorites like Komboocho Brewing, Flying Cow Pizza, Pop’s Kettle Corn, Stormy’s Grilled Cheese, Soap of the Earth, Wood Street Bakery, Sitka Salmon Shares, Decatur Dairy and the amazing array of fresh produce from Sunny Brook Farm, C & C Farms, and Peach Tree Organic Gardens,” said Kristine Zaballos, market co-manager and vendor contact. “And we are excited to welcome new vendors like Bubble Tea, Alice Hall Fiber Designs, Hoots Fruits and Vegetables, and Sweet Sawyer Creations — among many others.”

While most vendors attend weekly, a few have a biweekly or more sporadic schedule. Interested market goers can follow “Whitewater City Market” on Facebook for a regular update on the specific vendors who plan to attend the market on a given week or email director@downtownwhitewater.com and ask to be added to the market e-newsletter, which includes the vendor line up and other weekly market highlights.

About the organizations:

The Whitewater City Market is a weekly farmers market that was started to create a space for the community to come together and shop for locally sourced goods. Downtown Whitewater, Inc is a nonprofit, community-based organization devoted to preserving, improving, and promoting Whitewater’s quality of life by strengthening our historic downtown as the heartbeat of the community. The programming district includes a distinctive three-sided wedge — formed by Main Street, Whitewater Street, and Fremont Street — that is the origin for our neighborhood’s nickname and brand, the Triangle.

For more about Whitewater City Market:


UW-W Theatre/Dance Dept. Presents “Angel Street”

UW-Whitewater Theatre/Dance Department presents a spine-tingling thriller, Angel Street (Gaslight), written by Patrick Hamilton and directed by Kymberly Mellen May 1-4 at 7:30 p.m. and matinees on May 1 at 10:00 a.m. and May 5 at 2:00 p.m. in Barnett Theatre. Angel Street is one of the greatest thrillers ever written and pulls back the curtain on the suavely handsome Jack Manningham who has slowly been driving his devoted wife Bella to the edge of insanity with seemingly overt kindness and concern. Tickets are on sale: General Admission $12, Over 65 $10, Under 18 $7.50, and UW-W students with valid ID $5.50. Tickets can be purchased by calling (262) 472-2222, online at tickets.uww.edu or visiting the box office with two locations, Greenhill Center of the Arts, 950 W. Main Street or the James R. Connor University Center Ticket and Information desk, hours are M-F 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. * Be advised, this play contains themes of abuse.

The director Kymberly Mellen has this to say about what makes this play relevant today. “The play’s premise and depiction of gaslighting were powerful enough to coin a term used commonly today. If we do our job right as contemporary story-tellers, this play, set in 1880, may remind you of 2019 relationships and people you know. Perhaps you have interacted with individuals so practiced in their gaslighting techniques that you have doubted their capacity for damage until it was too late.”  

“Why here? Why now? Because there are still relationships and marriages where psychological gaslighting makes people doubt their own reality, turning the fingers of shame and blame towards themselves. Angel Street is a vigorous narrative of finding one’s own power through the unexpected efforts and kindness of strangers. It is my hope that after seeing Jack’s tactics laid bare, we will be inspired by Bella’s recovery and courage.”

The cast includes: Simon McGhee as Mr. Jack Manningham with understudy Steven Kornkven, Carlee Wuchterl as Mrs. Bella Manningham with understudy Samantha Pinchard, Sam Bochat as Detective Rough with understudy Nathan Broege, Alexa Farrell as Nancy with understudy Ivy Steege, Kory Friend as Elizabeth with understudy Jamie Love, Policeman #1 Nathan Broege, and Police # 2  Steven Kornkven. The production crew includes: Alexander Carey, stage manager; Jon Mickel, student sound designer/composer; Nicolas Sole, student lighting designer, and Megan Grove as student set designer assistant.

The cast recently participated in an intensive stage combat workshop. They worked closely with fight choreographer D.C. Wright to create dramatic fight scenes and moments of intimacy. As a cast, they studied the patterns of psychological abuse in romantic relationships to produce an accurate portrait of an abusive relationship.

“Audience can expect a night of whodunnit near-melodrama with its requisite plot reversals, surprises, near misses, and mistaken identities. But they will also be surprised by the nuanced characterizations, sensuality, and humor in the play. It should keep the audience on the edge of their seats.  The student sound designer, Jon Mickel, is composing an original score for the play,” reveals director Kym Mellen.

The Theatre/Dance Department is dedicated to producing high quality, entertaining productions showcasing the talent of theatre majors, and a variety of other students. The department is designed to give students a real-world experience; costumes, sets and lights are often designed by students, giving them the opportunity to apply their craft. Every school year faculty and students produce six shows and a smaller Summeround season. To find additional information about the department, visit their website at http://www.uww.edu/cac/theatre-dance or find them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UWWTheatreDance.

The Theatre/Dance Department 2018-19 Season is sponsored by the Daily Union, 940AM/WFAW and, 1230AM/92.7FM/WCLO .

If you have a disability and desire accommodations, please advise us as early as possible. Requests are confidential. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater provides equal opportunities in employment and programming including Title IX and ADA requirements. Please contact Audra Lange (262) 472-5943 for further information.

If Beale Street Could Talk -Tuesday, April 30 at 12:30 PM, Seniors in the Park

Based on the book by James Baldwin. Tish, a young woman in 1970’s Harlem, embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime. Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actress, Regina King.

When: Tuesday, April 30 at 12:30 PM

Where: Seniors in the Park

Movie Information: Rated R (Language, sexual content); 1 hour, 59 min. (2018)

J-Hawks Early-bird Triathlons May 5

J-Hawks invites the community to a fundraiser on Sunday, May 5 at UW-Whitewater’s Williams Center. The fundraiser includes an Adult Sprint Race (starts at 10 a.m.) to include a 500 yard swim, 13 mile bike ride and three mile run. It also includes a Child Tri (tentatively starting at 2:30 p.m.), which includes a 200 yard swim, a four mile bike ride and a one mile run. The event also features a raffle, snacks and beverages.

All proceeds help benefit the J-Hawk Aquatic Club, which offers a youth swim team and swim lessons to area children. Also, families whose children receive free school lunch do not pay the monthly fees, and families who pay a reduced school lunch fee pay only half of the monthly fees.

Registrants should sign up at: https://runsignup.com/Race/WI/Whitewater/JHawkEarlybirdAdultOlympicSprintTriandChildTri

For paper registrations, people should email Cheri at j_hawkswim@charter.com. Discounts are available for UW-W students, military personnel/veterans and police/sheriff/fire personnel.

Community Space Opening Celebration April 25, 5:30-8 pm

Join the Community Space for FREE music and food from Fanatico, China House and la Preferida plus a celebratory cake from the SweetSpot!

See the time-lapse creation of our beautiful mural. Check out our fantastic offerings. We’ll share some brief words of appreciation at 6:30 — otherwise, drop in any time between 5:30 and 8 pm!

For more information >>https://www.facebook.com/events/968392643551437/